That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment: Events from October 1-25, 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 1
The Andes Roundtable presents another Digital Speaker Series facilitated by Jeff Ditchek. The presentation is a TED video by David Brooks, a New York Times columnist, titled “The Social Animal”. Columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences — insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can’t hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

That's Entertainment: Events from Sept. 24 - Oct. 25

Wednesday, Sept. 24
The Andes Roundtable will not be held this week due to the Jewish New Year Holiday (year 5775) Rosh Hashanah. 

Saturday, Sept. 27
Agriculture will be in the spotlight at the 11th Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Village Park, Margaretville. Area growers and food producers will offer farm-fresh produce, a parade of tractors will demonstrate the historic and continuing importance of these big-wheeled machines, and visitors will be invited to climb aboard a tractor-pulled hay wagon for a ride around a neighboring field. The history of the cauliflower growing industry in the Catskills will be recounted by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, which will also have an exhibit on “Animals on the Farm.” Naturally, bushels of cauliflower will be available for purchase. Traditional and blues musician Mike Hermann, and Jason Starr who will celebrate the folk music legacy of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Visit for more information.

Fleischmanns Tennis Courts Rededication Celebration, 2 p.m. at the courts on Wagner Avenue. (Rain date, Sunday, Sept. 28) Please join us for this joyous occasion. For more information call 845 254-9955.

That's Entertainment: Events from Sept. 17 - 28, 2014

That’s Entertainment is published weekly by the Catskill Mountain News as a service to the newspaper’s display advertisers and to not-for-profit community organizations promoting non-commercial events. Listings are limited to two weeks. Ongoing events will be published on a space-available basis. All submissions should be made directly to the editor by e-mail at The deadline for submissions is noon Monday for that week’s paper.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
The Andes Roundtable presents Carol Little, a licensed psychotherapist who has extensive experience with loss and grief, both personally and professionally, who will talk about the realities of loss and grief in individual lives, in families, and in our culture. Carol received her education and training in California and had a private practice in Santa Rosa and Mill Valley before returning to this area 20 years ago. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

That's Entertainment: Events from Sept. 10 - 27, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 10
The Andes Round Table is pleased to have Graydon Dutcher, SUNY ESF graduate, who has vast experience working with many organizations dedicated to enhancing water quality in the Catskills. His presentation, “Local Flood Analysis: A Blueprint to Reduce Damages from Catastrophic Floods” will focus on how communities react to floods:  what causes flooding, how best to mitigate flood damage and hazards, prioritizing recovery project, how to prevent future flood disasters. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will meet at 4 p.m. in Club Med at Mountainside. All are welcome.

The Ralph S. Ives American Legion Post 1785 and the Roxbury Fire Department will conduct a 9/11 memorial ceremony at noon in the Roxbury town square. Contact Mary Finch, 607 326-7107.

That's Entertainment: Events from Sept. 3 - Sept. 13, 2014

Wednesday, Sept. 3
The Andes Roundtable presents Sharon Ruetenik who will be discussing the landay, a folk couplet practiced by Pashtun women in Afghanistan.  How women in repressive cultures find ways to express themselves will also be explored.  Audience members will have an opportunity to create and share their own landays. Sharon Ruetenik is the international student advisor and Writing Center Coordinator at SUNY Delhi. She has taught various course in the liberal arts department of the university. Her poetry has appeared in several journals, most recently The Green Door. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6
Wild Saturday at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge: “What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon?,” a display and talk at 1 p.m. by Diane Galusha marking the centennial of the bird’s extinction; with Rich Miskovsky of the Northern Catskill Pigeon Club and a few of his feathered friends. Sponsored by Crystal Brook Farm, New Kingston. 1633 Burroughs Memorial Rd., Roxbury (follow signs from NYS Rte 30). Bring lawn seating.