Unless otherwise noted, these events are a go as of 3/12/20. It would be a good idea to double check with organizers before attending, given how many events are being cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus.
Local green summit
Engage in a green conversation with local environmental groups on Saturday, March 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the community room of Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave. The library is co-hosting the event along with members of the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, Esopus Creek Conservancy and the Saugerties Green Team, who plan to launch a new monthly meet-up of eco-focused organizations in the community. Exchange ideas and discuss climate smart initiatives on a local level. Hear from Saugerties-based groups that include Climate Smart Saugerties, Longspoon Collective, Saugerties High School Eco Club, Tree Commission, Farmer’s Market, Climate Action Group, Garlic Festival, Cantine Field, ShoutOut Saugerties and members from the town and village boards. Admission is free.
Pork loin dinner
Reformed Church of Saugerties at 173 Main St. will host a fundraising pork loin dinner on Saturday, March 21 from 5-7 p.m. The menu includes pork loin, roasted potatoes, carrots, applesauce and dessert. Cost is $12 for adults, $8 for ages 6-12 and free for kids under age five. Seating is limited. Reservations are required by calling (845) 246-5035 or (845) 246-2867.
Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt
The Saugerties Lions Club will sponsor their 22nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Glasco Firehouse on Saturday, April 4 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Rain date is Saturday, April 11.) Admission is free. Prizes will be awarded for returned eggs. The event is co-sponsored by Benson Steel Fabricators, Sawyer Automotive Group, Glasco Abstract and Jim Halwick Gutters with contributions by Mickey’s Igloo and Krause’s Candy. For more information, call 399-6915.
Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St., will host a penny social on Saturday, April 4. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with calling at 1 p.m. The event includes a “specials table” and a 50/50 raffle. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call (845) 246-2867.
Step up Saturdays
Meet members of Indivisible Saugerties every Saturday at Hudson Valley Dessert Company, 264 Main St., from 11 a.m. to noon. Their objective is to help neighbors find concrete actions to resist Trump and “Trumpism,” from voter registration to writing postcards. The group will have information about diverse actions that may be taken locally and nationally.
Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet
The 2020 induction banquet for the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame will take place on Saturday, April 18 at Diamond Mills Hotel, 25 S. Partition St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The club will induct Pat Caffrey, Jay Dodig, Mark Herb, Steve “Einer” Martin (posthumously) and Jimmy Speirs (posthumously) as new members. A cocktail hour will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. followed by ceremonies and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30, available by contacting Mike Hasenbalg at email@example.com or (914) 388-2348.
Arts and Entertainment
‘Musical March’ film series
The Saugerties Film Society is presenting “Musical March,” a series of film musicals screened Saturdays at 6 p.m. during the month of March at the Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave. The film on March 14 will be Cabin in the Sky (1943), directed by Vincente Minnelli with music by Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong and starring Ethel Waters. On the Town (1949), directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra with music by Leonard Bernstein, will be shown March 21. The final film in the series will be A Star is Born (1954), starring Judy Garland and James Mason, directed by George Cukor. The films are free and open to the public.
Candlelight concert featuring original songs by Paul Clarke
This concert has been canceled.
Saugerties Pro Musica celebrates women composers
This concert has been canceled.
Works made with and on paper at Emerge Gallery
Emerge Gallery & Art Space at 228 Main St. is exhibiting “Paper Trail: Works On and Made With Paper.” 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 features a curated selection of works by monotype artist Susanna Ronner, whose prints are inspired by music and dance. 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.
Lighthouse TV23 top picks this week
Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. “Turning of the Wheel: What’s Your Aura.” Friday, March 13 at 1 and 8 p.m. “Just Coolin’.” Tributes to jazz greats. This week: Quincy Jones. Saturday, March 14 at 2 and 9 p.m. “The League of Women Voters presents Election Security: Protecting Our Votes.” Tuesday, March 17 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. “Inspirational Thoughts to Live By” with Bryan Golden. This week: Stay in Control of Your Emotions. Running time: one minute. Wednesday, March 18 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. “Learning Music.” Part four of four.
New series on cable
Lighthouse TV23 will offer a new limited series, “Hidden Treasures” with host Bill Safer. Learn how to find antiques or collectibles. The series will air April through June on Fridays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Registration open for SUNY Ulster youth summer camps
Camp Ulster offers day camps for ages 7-16 at SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge and Kingston campuses. A wide variety of topics will be covered in half- and full-day sessions, usually led by SUNY Ulster faculty and alumni with support provided by SUNY Ulster students. This year’s offerings include returning favorites such as the Summer Jazz Institute, Fashion Design Camp, Senator’s Soccer and Tay Fisher Basketball camps, figure drawing and painting, making your own fabric and nontoxic printmaking. New camps this year include Chess Wizards for all levels of ability and Recycled Arts & Mixed Media in which kids explore innovative ways to create upcycled art. Camps fill up very quickly. For more information or to register, visit www.sunyulster.edu/campulster, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (845) 339-2025.
High school equivalency classes
The SUNY Ulster Office of Continuing and Professional Education is offering courses to help prepare students for the Test Assessing Secondary Competency (TASC) needed to earn the High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. Designed for students who did not graduate from high school but want a certificate equivalent to a traditional high school diploma, the program provides instruction and comprehensive review in language arts, writing, reading, math, science, and social studies. The course will focus on preparing students for college and assist those seeking enrollment in a SUNY Ulster degree or certificate program.
Classes are held at the Kingston Center, 94 Mary’s Ave. Monday through Wednesday from April 6-June 9 from 5-8 p.m. Additional classes will be offered beginning in May. The fee for the class is $20 with an additional $20 textbook fee. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call (845) 339-2025 or register online at www.sunyulster.edu/ce.
Education scholarships for women
United Way’s Raising HOPE program has awarded $69,000 in academic scholarships since 2010 to women in Ulster County. Applications are being accepted now from Ulster County residents who identify as female, are high school graduates or the equivalent, and who have been accepted to a two- or four-year college or vocational/professional program. The deadline to apply is April 15. The awards will be paid directly to the school to offset tuition and book fees. Awards average approximately $2,000. Scholarship recipients chosen will be recognized at the AnniHOPE celebration on June 4 at Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston. Applications may be picked up at the United Way office at 450 Albany Ave. in Kingston or downloaded at https://www.ulsterunitedway.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Raising-HOPE-Scholarship-app2020_fillable.pdf.
Saugerties Jr. High Builders Club learns about community service
The Builders Club at Saugerties Junior High School was started in 2000 by high school English teacher Hope Antonelli. The club is sponsored by the Saugerties Kiwanis Club and is self-funded. Its purpose is to teach junior high students how to participate in community service projects. The club raises money and collects food donations through various community projects and donates the proceeds to local organizations and individuals as needed. Activities and projects take place after school and weekends. The club currently has 56 members in grades 7-9.
Projects the students undertake include “The Big Give,” a 5K run/walk event held to raise money for an individual community member in need. The club has raised more than $10,000 in recent years to be donated locally. The Thanksgiving Food Drive gathers food donations to be given to Saugerties citizens in need, and the Christmas Toy Drive allows for a donation given to Albany Medical Center’s children’s wing. A Jump Rope for Hearts raises money for the local Heart Association, String Bags for the Homeless donates reusable bags to local homeless shelters and for Teacher Appreciation Day at the Jr./Sr. High School, club members distribute treats and cards of appreciation.
The Kiwanis Club of Saugerties is proud of club members, who are learning the same community service values they themselves practice. The Kiwanis would particularly like to thank club advisor Hope Antonelli for her dedication and energy, volunteering her time to teach young people about the importance of giving back.
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, March 19 at 6 p.m. in the community room.
Meet and greet new library director
A meet-and-greet with Evelyn Rogers, the new Saugerties Public Library director, is planned for Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 p.m. in the community room. Light refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Saugerties Public Library and is free and open to the public.
Writers interested in reading a segment of their book or story at an event to be held Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. may contact the library at 246-4317. Sign up by March 31.
Ages 7-12 are invited to the library on Wednesdays in March at 3:30 p.m. to enjoy Lego activity. The library supplies the bricks.
Take a free Universal Class
Take free classes on tarot reading, computer programs, time management, soapmaking and more and receive continuing education credit. Sign up on the library website.
Story Time schedule
Share stories with Mrs. V.B. on Mondays 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. No registration required.
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 email@example.com.