Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group salutes Zimbabwe on Saturday, July 10, in an all-day presentation of music, art and film highlighting Zimbabwe artists. The day begins at noon at The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market with a demonstration of the art of the mbira. This will be followed by an evening of film and music at The Roxbury Arts Center.
Margaretville — Margaretville Hospital has put its first four-wheel-drive ambulance into service.
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center raised $120,000 to purchase the 2010 Ford ambulance. The vehicle was delivered on June 18 and personnel then began the process of equipping the vehicle for duty.
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.
Roxbury — The jam is on July 3 with two popular local groups — Polish Moses and the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys — appearing in Roxbury during the annual Sidewalk Festival. With vintage baseball, plenty of good eats, a streetful of craft and tag sales, Roxbury is the perfect summer Saturday destination for the whole family on July 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Delhi — Delhi Boy Scout Troop 33 is seeking former scouts to participate in its parade on Friday, July 9. The parade, marking Scouting’s centennial year, will start at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to coincide with Delhi’s Fair of the Square activities.