That's Entertainment

That's Entertainment: Events from August 6 - 16, 2014

Wednesday, Aug. 6
The Andes Roundtable presents part-time Andes resident Stanley Fish. In 2002, two British academics, Steven and Hilary Rose wrote an open letter to the Manchester Guardian calling for a moratorium on scholarly interchange with Israeli universities. The intention was to put pressure on the state of Israel to alter its policies, especially with respect to the occupation of Gaza. Critics of the Roses’s proposal charged them with violating academic freedom. The Roses and their co-signers respond­ed that the boycott they were urging was an extension and re­alization of academic freedom. The question the Roundtable shall explore is, “how can both sides in the dispute be invoking the same value?” Stanley Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Florida International University and the Floerscheimer Visiting Professor at Cardozo law School. He is a literary theorist, legal scholar, author, and public intellectual. His blog, “The Opinion­ator” was featured in The New York Times. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Catch the Wind, a fun activity for ages 5 and up. Come and make mobiles/moving sculptures at Skene Memorial Library on Main Street in Fleischmanns at 1p.m.  Program is free and is funded by Fleischmanns First. For more information call Skene Library at 254-4581.

Thursday, Aug. 7
Belleayre Jazz Club — Hot Latin Nights II – Mexico. Alberto Solis and Gil Gutierrez, 8 p.m. Tickets: $26 table seating in the lodge. Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Route 28, Highmount. 800 942-6904, ext. 1344. belleayremusicfestival@ •

That's Entertainment: Events from July 30 to August 8, 2014

Wednesday, July 30
The Roxbury Arts Group presents a concert in Veteran’s Memorial Park, Stamford at 7 p.m. with regional group “Harmony Street & Second Avenue”.  In case of rain, the performance will be relocated to Stamford Central School.  Come with family and friends, bring boxed dinners from home or pick up a bite to eat at a local restaurant, and don’t forget a chair or blanket to sit back on and enjoy an evening of doo-wopp and rhythm and blues in the park. Admission is free. For more information please visit, or call the Roxbury Arts Group at 607 326-7908.

The Andes Roundtable welcomes attorney and Middletown Town Justice John Fairbairn III.  John will speak on the experience of growing up, going away to school, returning to the same small town for a career, what it’s like to be a lawyer and a judge in Margaretville and the differences of dealing with the law as an attorney vs. a judge. John, the son of Dr. John and Sally Fairbairn, was raised on an ever-evolving farm right here in the Catskills. He graduated from Margaretville Central School, earned his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, and his law degree from Albany Law School in 2006, passing the bar exam on the first try.  He practices law in Margaretville and in January of this year he was elected town justice serving the Town of Middletown. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Retired teacher Deborah Olivero will lead a how-to bead program at the Fairview Public Library at 5 p.m. During the Beautiful Beads program, participants will use their imagination to create a unique piece of jewelry with beads.  Registration is required.  Contact the Fairview Public Library at 586-3791 or to learn more or to register.

That's Entertainment: Events from July 23 - August 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 23-Friday, Aug. 1
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host a “Summer Clearance Sale” at its Thrift Shop on Main Street, Margaretville from July 21-August 1. The sale will include: adult summer outerwear, blazers and suits at $2; adult shorts, capris, short-sleeved and sleeveless tops and swimsuits at $1; adult sandals at $1 and children's sandals $0.50; all children's summer clothing $0.50. The Auxiliary Thrift Shop is located at 850 Main Street, Margaretville. Hours are: Monday-Saturday noon to 4 p.m., except Wednesdays open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For additional information, please call 845 586-3737.

Wednesday, July 23
The Andes Roundtable presents Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, herbalist, registered nurse, and outdoors educator who will give a talk on how some invasive plant species can be a dense nutritional food and have secondary medicinal benefits; how to use the Doctrine of Signatures - which looks at everything about a plant, from its habitat to their presenting patterns, shapes, colors and tastes, to determine their beneficial purpose for humans; what are plant energetics and how that reflects on ones wellness and lastly what the shamans always knew - plant signaling behavior and why we need to care about that. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

That's Entertainment: Events from July 16 - August 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 16
The Andes Roundtable presenter this week will be Rosalie Capps.  Rosalie will share her personal experiences as a foreign student in Egypt during the recent political turmoil as well as the political and social realities of life on the ground, and the issues of media coverage and foreign intervention. We will have the opportunity to view photos and videos of present life in Egypt. Rosialie (Rosie) was studying for her master’s degree in international human rights law and chose Egypt because she wanted to work at a refugee center. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18, 19, and 20
The Phoenicia/Shandaken Studio Tour.  Art in every style, primordial to post-post-modern, from Boiceville to Belle­ayre.  Open studios from July 19-20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Spoken Word performance at Mama’s Boy in Phoenicia 6:30 p.m. July 18. Gala potluck reception at The Arts Upstairs 6 p.m. July 19 at 60 Main St. Phoenicia. Outdoor sculpture at Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt. Tremper and Brunel Park in Boiceville. Free map and catalog at shops all over Shandaken. info: Call 688-2977.

That's Entertainment: Events from July 9 to July 19, 2014

Wednesday, July 9
The Andes Roundtable presents Lisa Tesier, assistant prof­essor at SUNY Delhi, Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, who will discuss art and health, exploring their connections, mov­ing chronologically from ancient to contemporary times. How was art used historically in healing practices? How did art help educate medical practitioners? What lessons can be found for our contemporary lives in the images from the past? Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 10
Molly Marquand of the CRISP at the Catskill Center will lead a hike starting at 10 a.m. to Giant Ledge to examine a grove of American Ash trees for the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that is devastating ash trees in the Catskills. You will learn to identify the insect and the signs of its presence. Giant Ledge is one of the most spectacular spots in the Catskills, offering incredible views both east and west. It’s a short hike out with a huge payoff. Whether you haven’t been or if you know it well, you won’t want to miss this hike! Pre-registration is required. Contact Molly at or call 586-2611.