That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment: Events from February 7 - 14, 2015

Saturday, Feb. 7
Snowmobile drag races at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Walton. Snow or no snow. Gates open at 8 a.m. Race classes 340cc up to 1000cc. Stock, improved stock, studded, modified and 2 vintage classes. Preregistration for competitors, Feb. 2 – 6. Call 607 746-7479 to register. $5 general admission, $20 entry per sled, $25 pit pass for spectators. Also ice carving competition.

Sunday, Feb. 8
Square/Contra Dance with the Tremperskill Boys, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center. $10 admission includes light refreshments. It’s time to banish those winter blues with a lively afternoon of old fashioned country fun.   Whether or not you know your allemande lefts from your dos si dos, this event welcomes all. Ginny Scheer of Catskills Connections will be on hand to guide you through the steps and patterns.

Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) Second Annual Benefit Fundraiser at Crazy River Cafe, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route 28 in Margaretville. Order lunch and listen to live music by Ben Rounds. Chee-Chee the Clown will also be performing plus a magic show and 50/50 raffle. Family-fun for everyone! For more information, please call 586-6266.

That's Entertainment: Events from Jan. 31 - Feb. 8, 2015

Saturday, Jan. 31
Bingo For Cancer at the Andes Hotel. Come to the Andes Hotel at 7 p.m. to do your part to kick cancer to the curb, while having lots of fun at their Relay for Life Bingo Night. “Cancer hits home with almost everyone. This is a cause that everybody can rally behind. The donations we received from local businesses for the prizes are amazing . . . truly inspirational,” said Sally O’Neill, Andes Hotel. Suggested donation $3 for one card, $5 for two. Seating is limited so make reservations by calling 676-3980. Serving dinner and tavern menu until 9:30 p.m. Andes Hotel, 110 Main Street.

Audubon Eagle Trip. The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Soc. has scheduled its annual field trip to view Bald Eagles.  The group will visit rivers and reservoirs in Delaware County where the birds concentrate to feed.  Recent trips have turned up over 20 eagles.  Other raptors and waterfowl are usually sighted also.  A stop at a local restaurant for lunch is planned for interested participants. The trip is free and open to the public, and will leave the Dietz St. parking lot across from the YMCA in Oneonta at 8:00 a.m.  Participants can meet up en route in Delhi and Walton.  Carpooling is strongly encouraged. For further information, contact Andy Mason, 607 652-2162,

That's Entertainment: Events from Jan. 21 - Feb. 7, 2015

Saturday, Jan. 24
The 29th Annual Snow Ball will be held at the Emerson Resort in Mt. Tremper. The event will be a Black Tie Optional Masquerade Ball with the Emerson providing free masks. Guest of honor will be recently retired Shandaken Police Chief Jimmy McGrath, who will received the Spirit of the Catskills Award. The event gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Ticket information: 845 254-5787.

Sunday, Jan. 25
After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. This free movie will be shown from 2-3:30 p.m. at theNYPA Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center.

That's Entertainment: Events from January 16-17, 2015

Friday, Jan. 16
 The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will hold its monthly program meeting. The guest speaker will be the well-known local photographer, Rick Bunting, who will present, Bird Year in Review.  He will show the best of his 2014 collection of photos from both local and Florida locations. Program is held at The Elm Park Methodist Church, Chestnut Street, Oneonta and begins at 7:30 p.m.  Free and open to the public, refreshments are served.  For further information contact:  Eleanor Moriarty at 607 435-2054.

Saturday, January 17
 “Rails to the Catskills”, a film by local filmmaker Tobe Carey is a history of the dynamic railroad industry in the Catskills. The film will be showing at 2 p.m. at Skene Memorial Library, 1017 Main Street, Fleischmanns.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information call Skene Library at 254-4581.

That's Entertainment: Events from January 8 - 17, 2015

Thursday, Jan. 8
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a Volunteer Appreciation Party and a General Meeting, at the same time, starting at 4 p.m. in Club Med at Mountainside, which is located at 42158 State Route 28, Margaretville. All are welcome. Info: 845 586-3737.

Movie Night at the Andes Public Library, 7 p.m. Please join us for a 2014 film starring Helen Mirren. Set in the south of France, there’s a bitter feud, plenty of food, and of course a bit of love in this story that “bursts with flavor, passion and heart.” Light refreshments will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted. Call the library at 676-3333 for more information.

Friday, Jan. 9
Catskill Mountain Acoustic Slow Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center on Main Street. Come play music with your friends and neighbors!  A friendly group of local musicians meets on the second Friday of every month to play Irish, Bluegrass, Old Time, Catskill fiddle tunes, and Western Swing in a low-key, no-pressure, relaxed atmosphere.  We play most tunes at a slower pace so everyone can join in.  All acoustic instruments welcome!  Please call 845-254-5469 FMI.