Fleischmanns — Klezmer music arrives in Fleischmanns on Sunday, July 11 at 2 p.m. when The Metropolitan Klezmer sextet comes to Congregation Bnai Israel Synagogue in a co-presentation with The Roxbury Arts Group. With influences that range from old school Arabic music to Latin jazz to Motown, Metropolitan Klezmer interprets aged Yiddish favorites with a mixture of tradition and irreverence.
By Jay Braman Jr.
Albany probably didn’t see this coming.
When lawmakers started cooking up a plan to add a huge tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products they knew it was going to pinch smokers, but what about small-business owners?
Debb Rendo will be demonstrating how to carve and paint wood to create folk art on Saturday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to noon on as the first of 10 artist demonstrations scheduled this summer at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, Route 30, Halcottsville.
The Fairview Public Library in Margaretville is offering a variety of programs this summer for all ages. On July 2, the library will be holding a bake sale in front of the Freshtown. Come buy homemade goodies for your holiday weekend. At the same time, library personnel will be selling tickets for a prize drawing for a“wheelbarrow of fun” filled with items donated by local businesses.
Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) has announced announce that it will again administer the Decentralization Program (Community Arts Funding Program) for 2011. Grants from $500 to $5,000 will be available to not-for-profit organizations and artists in Delaware County. The funds, made available through The New York State Council for the Arts, are for the fostering of continued development of local artistic and cultural resources throughout Delaware County.
Claryville — Two family-oriented fly fishing events are being offered in July at Frost Valley YMCA’s historic Straus Center Inn. A Father/Child Fly Fishing Weekend is planned for Friday-Sunday, July 2-4 and a Couples Fly Fishing Weekend will be held Friday-Sunday, July 9-11. Both of these outings provide an ideal family getaway in the Catskill Mountain high peaks.
Highmount – The Belleayre Music Festival will color Independence Weekend “Red, White and Bluegrass” when Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder showcase their amazing repertoire on Saturday, July 3 at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks. Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs returns to Belleayre in what promises to be a rousing holiday weekend showcase.
Roxbury —Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 3, 4 and 5.