Shrove Tuesday meal
Atonement Lutheran Church at 100 Market St. will host a Shrove Tuesday meal on Tuesday evening, Feb. 25. A meal of pancakes and sausages will be followed by the burning of the palms. Free-will offerings are welcome. For more information, call 246-8322.
Village of Saugerties receives Sustainability Award from water association
The Village of Saugerties has received the annual Sustainability Award of the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA). The award was given when the statewide organization of water quality management professionals met for its 92nd annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
The NYWEA Sustainability Award is given each year to an organization that has instituted policies and practices recognizing the need for long-term preservation of assets and natural resources while satisfying present day needs and its environmental mandate.
Lenten study group
The Reformed Church of Saugerties at 173 Main St. will host a Lenten study group at 12:30 p.m. following Sunday worship on the following Sundays: March 1, 8, 22 and 29. The discussion will deal with concerns about death and dying. There will be alternate sessions held on Thursday, March 5, 12, 26 and April 2 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Ruth at email@example.com or call 246-2867.
Friends of Historic Saugerties talk trains
The Friends of Historic Saugerties will present “Stories of the O&W” on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave. Admission is free and open to anybody interested in local history. Seating is limited.
Presenter Gail Whistance has collected stories and “then-and-now” photographs of the O&W Railway, which once ran through the heart of Ulster County from Spring Glen to the end of the line in Kingston.
Candlelight concert featuring original songs by Paul Clarke
The Reformed Church of Saugerties at 173 Main St. will present “An Evening of Original Songs by Paul Clarke” on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. The event will feature surprise guests, local musicians, singers and friends. All proceeds benefit the Saugerties Good Neighbors Campaign on behalf of Taylor Block. Tickets cost $10 at the door. For more information about Paul Clarke, visit paulclarkesongs.com.
Arts and Entertainment
Closing reception for ‘Exit 20’ at Emerge Gallery
Emerge Gallery & Art Space at 228 Main St. will host a closing reception for “Exit 20: An Exhibition of Work by Saugerties Artists” on Sunday, March 1 from 3-5 p.m. The exhibit features the work of 29 Saugerties-based artists. The window at Emerge Gallery features art by sculptor Alex Kveton. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit emergegalleryny.com.
Opening reception for ‘Paper Trail’ at Emerge Gallery
Emerge Gallery & Art Space at 228 Main St. will host an opening reception for “Paper Trail: Works On and Made With Paper” on Saturday, March 7 from 5-8 p.m. The show features a collection of collages, pastels, oil, watercolor, ink and other media, and will remain on view through Sunday, March 29, when a closing reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. The group show of works on paper or created with paper will feature a curated selection of works by monotype artist Susanna Ronner, whose prints are inspired by music and dance. “We now have one wall in the gallery exclusively held for the work of a featured artist within the group show format,” says Robert Langdon, owner of Emerge Gallery. “The wall is intended to highlight a collection of work by one artist that goes along with the theme of the group show on exhibit.” Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit emergegalleryny.com
ShoutOut Saugerties awarding two grants
ShoutOut Saugerties, in conjunction with the Town of Saugerties, will give two awards to individuals working in visual or decorative arts, music, literary arts, film, video, media, dance or performance art, honoring the lifetime of work by Susana Meyer, her work with artists and her contributions to the creative life of Saugerties. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 2.
The awards provide support for original projects that further an understanding of the human spirit and the world we live in and that by their execution cause no damage to the environment. The project must be completed, or in a form to be shown, by Oct. 1. An award of $1,000 will be given to an artist who has been working in her or his field for at least five years and demonstrates accomplishment through publications, exhibits, concerts, or other public presentation of work. An award of $500 will be given to a person or persons with experience in the arts who will develop a creative project that enhances Saugerties, its look, communality or natural resources. For more information on how to apply, visit https://www.shoutoutsaugerties.org/susana-meyer-creative-arts-award.
New cable shows
Lighthouse TV3 will air a new series in March: “Strata: Portraits of Humanity,” in-depth coverage of global archaeological and cultural heritage topics. The series will air on the first Saturday of each month at 2 and 9 p.m. Also beginning in March will be “Just Coolin’: Tributes to the Jazz Greats,” on Fridays at 1 and 8 p.m. The show will feature Clifford Brown, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery and Roy Ayers, among others. “A Walk in the Garden” begins in March and runs through May. Walk with Liz Davey as she strolls through her gardens. A new series, “Native Strength,” will begin airing in April on Thursdays at 1 and 9 p.m. The series offers traditional Native American stories and Cherokee Hyapatia Lee sharing the secrets of Native American mindfulness.
Lighthouse TV23 top picks this week
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. “Saugerties Village Board Meeting” recorded Feb. 18.
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 1 and 7 p.m. “Saugerties Town Board Meeting” recorded Feb. 19.
Kindergarten registration for fall
The Saugerties Central School District will host four sessions to register children for kindergarten classes this fall. The schedule is as follows: Cahill Elementary, Monday, Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Morse Elementary, Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mt. Marion Elementary, Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Riccardi Elementary, Thursday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registration may be completed at any school, regardless of where the student will attend. A photo ID is necessary to enter school buildings. Registration packets and kindergarten information have been mailed to parents. For those who need forms and have not received them, call the registrar’s office at 247-6500, ext. 9211.
Children must be five years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2020 and provide complete immunization records to be eligible for registration. (New York State (NYS) Public Health Law Section 2164 and New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Title 10, Subpart 66-1 require every student entering or attending public, private or parochial school in New York State (NYS) to be immune to diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, varicella and meningococcal in accordance with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.)
The Saugerties Central School District will host four sessions to register children for preschool this fall. The schedule is as follows: Cahill Elementary, Monday, Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Morse Elementary, Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mt. Marion Elementary, Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Riccardi Elementary, Thursday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registration may be completed at any school, regardless of where the student will attend. A photo ID is necessary to enter school buildings. Registration packets and kindergarten information have been mailed to parents. If forms have not been received, call the pre-k office at 247-6800, ext. 4033.
Children must be four years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2020 and provide complete immunization records to be eligible for registration. (New York State (NYS) Public Health Law Section 2164 and New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Title 10, Subpart 66-1 require every student entering or attending public, private or parochial school in New York State (NYS) to be immune to diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, varicella and meningococcal in accordance with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.)
Motherless Daughters Support Group
A monthly support group for women who have lost their mothers or are estranged from their mothers will meet on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.
Film honors Black History Month
The Saugerties Film Society will present Jump at the Sun (2008) on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave. The film directed by Sam Pollard offers a documentary profile of American author, anthropologist and filmmaker, Zora Neale Hurston.
February’s reading selection is “American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. The group will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday SPL Book Club
The club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens will be discussed.
Local author talk and documentary screening honor Black History Month
Local author Jared Reinmuth will visit the library on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 6-8:30 p.m. to present his recently released graphic novel, “Big Black: Stand at Attica.” His presentation will be accompanied by the 1974 documentary Attica, written and directed by Cinda Firestone. The event is sponsored by Saugerties Film Society and ShoutOut Saugerties.
The library supplies the bricks while attendees bring the creativity on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 26. For ages 7-12.
Story time schedule
Share stories with Mrs. V.B. at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: 11 a.m. for children ages 3-6 to share stories, songs, finger plays and felt board fun. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 10:30: lap sit story time for ages 1-3. Stories, songs, and crafts for ages 3-7 every Thursday at 6 p.m. No registration required.
More than 500 free online courses may be taken through the library. Course subjects include tarot reading, accounting, office skills, computers and technologies, science, mathematics, art, crafts and hobbies, real estate and test prep. Sign in using a library card on the webpage. Learn at an individual pace while earning continuing education credit.
Job search help
Free expert help with resumes, interview and job search skills are available with a library card. Visit the library’s webpage and click on the green button, “Find a Job.”
Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located at 91 Washington Ave. The library webpage is www.saugertiespubliclibrary.org. Calls and emails are welcome at (845) 246-4317 and firstname.lastname@example.org.