Friday, Oct. 13
A Festive Fall Fundraiser at The Open Eye Theater features a New Stagings performance of Pamela Sterling’s The Power of a Woman: The Story of Louisa May Alcott at 7 p.m. Enjoy apple appetizers and hors d’oeuvres before the show, cider during the show, and apple desserts after. A talk-back discussion with the playwright/performer and producing artistic director Amie Brockway follows at 960 Main Street in Margaretville. For reservations and information: 845.586.1660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 14
The Shady United Methodist Church hosts a turkey dinner with homemade apple pie. Servings are at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., with takeouts available starting at 5 p.m. The church is on Route 212 five miles west of Woodstock. Reservations: 845.679.2982 or 845.679.4039.
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host an “Autumn Splendor in the Catskills—Swinging Under the Harvest Moon” cocktail party from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hanah Country Resort. Iris Mead will receive the Keene Roadman Hospital Citizen of the Year award. Proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s fundraising efforts. For information, contact Karen Kolar at 845.676.4844.
The Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features the lumberjack skills of the SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmen’s Club, water-power demonstrations in the historic sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop, and exhibits by woodworkers, forestry organizations and local farmers. Music by John Meyer and Bourbon & Branch. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, BBQ, chili and pie sales. Hanford Mills is at 51 County Highway 12, East Meredith. For more information visit www.hanfordmills.org or call 607.278.5744.
The Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) hosts a free rock painting and mandala community workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will be taught by Susan Togut, MFA, a public artist, educator and therapeutic facilitator, at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretative Center at 5096 Route 28, Mt. Tremper.
The Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District (DCSWCD), host a tree planting event followed by a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine, along the East Branch of the Delaware River in Halcottsville. Volunteers meet just over the railroad crossing on Herrleks Rd, off Route 30 near Halcottsville. The planting location is near Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm Old Town Kayaks & Canoes. Refreshments will be provided. Register ahead for free lunch by calling Catherine Skalda (DCSWCD) 607.865.5223, or email: email@example.com
The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, will sponsor a performance by Arm of the Sea Theater of “City That Drinks the Mountain Sky, Part Two” at 1 p.m. at the Ashokan Reservoir fountains, 2389 Route 28A in Olivebridge. This 55-minute family show is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. For more information visit www.cwconline.org.
Sunday, Oct. 15
The Claryville Volunteer Fire Department hosts an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon. Offerings include eggs any style, pancakes, French toast, Man-n-moon, sausage, hash browns, spud Eggo, orange juice, coffee and tea.
The Historical Society of Middletown hosts its annual meeting and luncheon beginning at 1:00 p.m. Following the luncheon and a brief business meeting, HSM presents “It ain’t nice fer purty: Tales from the age of homespun,” by Bill Horne, author of The Improbable Community: Camp Woodland and the American Democratic Ideal. The event will be held at HSM hall, 778 Cemetery Road, Margaretville. Call 845.586.2860 for information and reservations.
Meet local author John M. Ham when he presents his tenth railroad book, Along the Old West Shore: Weehauken to Buffalo, at the Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia at 2 p.m. Books available at the museum. Free admission; donations welcome. For details, visit esrm.com or www.facebook.com/ESRMuseum.