Calendar of Events - Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce
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September 2017

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BAM Features First Friday Nights of Family Fun and Plans for the Holidays

     The Business Association of Margaretville (BAM) has a full slate of First Friday events planned for summer and fall, starting August 4.
    The theme is Retro Cruise-In, featuring an assortment of classic cars lining Main Street. Live music by local favorites, Country Express, specialty foods, wine tasting, chocolate sampling, kids’ activities, Boy Scout derby cars and races is just a sampling of the family-sized fun.
    BAM’s next First Friday event is planned for September 1, also from 5-8 p.m., and will have a Roaring ’20s Street Party theme.The talented members of Blues Maneuver will supply music. There will also be vintage-era vehicles, a ’20s-era fashion show, a pie bake off, wine tasting, Gramophones, a pop-up by Foster Built Coffee and a picnic basket raffle featuring all local goods— for dining during the event.
        The season’s final First Friday festivities are set for October 6 from 4-7 p.m. This event is dubbed as a Touch A Truck Family Fall Festival and is geared toward letting kids get up close glimpses of a variety of  “big rigs,” including apparatus from area fire departments.
A DJ will supply musical entertainment. The fun will also include balloon animals, face painting, pumpkin painting and all kinds of kid-friendly treats.
    BAM members are also busy planning for the annual Holiday on Main event on Saturday, November 25. Included will be a parade starting at 11 a.m., a visit by Santa, hot chocolate, kids’ activities, eggnog tasting, tree lighting, chocolate tasting and a cookie baking contest. Holiday on Main is held in conjunction with Shop Small Saturday.
For additional information, please visit: or call 845 586-4177.

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Hanford Mills Releases its 2017 Events Calendar

 Explore the power of the past at Hanford Mills Museum
New Season Begins

We dug out from the three feet of March snow, and our thoughts and actions are now focused on spring. In addition to our signature festivals, we will offer more Free Family Saturdays. In June, we will open the Learning Lab, a special place designed to give young children and their families a place to build, create and explore. We open May 17 with guided tours of the water- and steam-powered historic site offered Wednesdays through Sundays. Hanford Mills features a Fitz overshot waterwheel, restored water turbine, and historic woodworking machines.
Hanford Mills Museum Events
August 12 and September 2
Free Family Saturdays

Come enjoy a field trip for families with special hands-on activities for kids. Up to two adults will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a child (preschool through high school).  
July 4, 10 am – 4 pm
Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth at Hanford Mills Museum. This family-friendly event includes a kids’ fishing derby, frog-jumping contest, homemade ice cream (chilled with ice from the Ice Harvest Festival), steam power demonstrations, Mill tours, field day games, vendors, and music.
September 9, 10 am – 4 pm
Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree

The 34th annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree & Powerfest will feature tractors, automobiles, steam and gas powered engines, outboard motors, model engines and boats, and much more. The Museum will be operating its steam boiler and steam engines. Plus music, food and kids' activities.  
October 14, 10 am – 4 pm
Woodsmen’s Festival

The Woodsmen's Festival showcases logging, sawing and woodworking history and celebrates the many ways people use and work with wood. This event features demonstrations of lumberjack skills, a variety of woodworking exhibitors, tree walks, kids’ activities, food and more.  
February 3, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm
Ice Harvest Festival

 And, if you can help us get ready for the season, please come to the Volunteer Clean Up Day on April 29. 
 Looking forward to welcoming you back to Hanford Mills, tours begin May 17.


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Pine Hill Community Center - Updated Events and Programs

This Week At The Center

Don't Forget To Watch The Solar Eclipse
Remember Don't Look Directly At The Sun
Peak for our area is 2:41 pm
Come To The Center To Watch Wi

Iced Coffee and Iced Tea Available Daily
Public WIFI and Public Computers Available

Muffin Mondays
Freshly baked muffins with your coffee

Gentle Yoga
A fun class, lightly paced 
9 am - 10 am $3/ class

Kool Kamp
Ages 6-12
10 am - 3 pm
No Fee: Donations benefit the center

Pottery Class
1 pm - 3 pm
Email for more information and space availability

Free Sitting and Walking Meditation
All are welcome
7 pm - 8 pm
Instruction available for new attendees
(Please bring a spare cushion as provided cushions go fast)

Monkey See Monkey Do
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Exercise while seated in a chair imitate
the movements of Patti Rudge and get a great workout
No Fee

Building Your Family Tree
2 pm - 3 pm  ( No Workshop Until September 5th )
Learn the tips and tools available to research and build your family tree
Bring a laptop computer if you own one
No Fee

Scrabble Night (No Scrabble August 22)
Bring snacks to share starts 7 pm

Power Yoga
Emphasis on strength 
10 am - 11 am $10/class

Social Circle
Good conversation starts at 1 pm 

Card Game
Bring snacks to share
1 pm - 3 pm 
Looking for a 4th player. Interested email us at

Swing Dance Class with Nanci
7 pm - 8 pm  $10/class

Tai Chi Class
Unify the mind, body, spirit
9 am - 10:15 am $3/class

Beginners Tai-Chi Class
10:30 am - 11:30 am $3/class
Learn with other new students 

Yoga Sculpt Class
Combines Yoga with traditional fitness techniques 
4 pm - 5 pm $3/class  (New Time)

Gentle Yoga
A fun, lightly paced class 
9 am - 10 am $3/ class

Kool Kamp
Ages 6-12
10 am - 3 pm
Drum Circle
Put on by the Big Indian Native American Cultural Center

Monkey See  Monkey Do
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Exercise while seated in a chair imitate
the movements of Patti Rudge and get a great workout

Coffee's Ready w/Polly
Weekly baked goodies + good conversation starts 10 am 

Open Recreation
Pool table, Foosball and Ping Pong
11 am - 3 pm

Sunday Funday
Open Recreation
Pool Table, Foosball and Ping Pong
11 am - 3 pm

Magic The Gathering 
Every Sunday 12 pm - 2 pm
Bring your cards

Sking & Snowboarding Mysteries Exposed
Better Turns for More Fun

Want to max out your Catskills skiing and snowboarding fun?
Highmount resident Howard Harrison, a PSIA certified Master Teacher wants to share the secrets that deliver maximum fun and performance the EZ way.
A Pre-season off snow tune up guarantees better turns and more fun.
Howard's lengthy ski journey has encompassed 50 North American ski areas and 11 European resorts. His ski-teaching resume includes multiple seasons at Belleayre and Hunter as well as ten years in Aspen and 33 seasons at Plattekill.
Skiing or Snowboarding offers fun at every level. Anyone can enjoy sliding down a slippery slope.  If you like to dance or can navigate stairs or ride a bike you're on your way to major snow time fun.
The series of presentations will cover
Pre-season conditioning
Snow sport Costs vs. Profits -- Money Savers + Wellness Benefits
Hardware options
Waxing + T0uning
Fear vs. Flow
Stance for best balance and least effort
The reasons to turn, the why & when.
The anatomy of a perfect turn
EZ ways to make that turn
Strategies & Terrain selection
Snow Conditions
Each session will allow plenty of time for Q & A with
focus on individual needs.  Handouts will be provided.

We are looking to set up a weekly workshop on these topics. Please email if interested. We are trying to determine the best day and time.
Upcoming Events

August 21
Kool Kamp
Solar Eclipse Fun
10 am - 3 pm

August 25
Kool Kamp
10 am - 3 pm
Circus Class

August 27
Circus Event w/ Hana Roth Seavey
Sunday at noon 

September 1
No Monkey See, Monkey do today

September 5
No Monkey See, Monkey do today

September 7
Hollistic Healing Art Skills
7 pm - 8 pm 

September 8
No Monkey See, Monkey do today

September 9
Catskill Cabaradio 
6 pm Potluck Supper
7 pm Live Show

September 10
A free introductory drum class will be offered today from 1 pm - 2:15 pm. Experienced teacher of West African rhythm Durga Yael Bernhard is offering classes in a series of six this fall at the Pine Hill Community Center. $12 per class/$72 for total session.
No experience necessary; some djembe drums provided. 
A fun class of group polyrhythms! Come to the free intro to.
If Interested please email
4 Students needed to offer class.

September 12
No Monkey See, Monkey do today

September 15
No Monkey See, Monkey do today

September 17
Drum Class with Durga Yael Bernhard
1 pm - 2:15
$12/ class
please sign up at

September 18
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Alzheimer's Association
Legal Presentation
10 am to 1:30 pm
Pot luck lunch
2 sessions of information

September 19
Monkey is Back! Monkey See, Monkey Do
10:30 am - 11:15 am

September 21
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Hollistic Healing Art Skills
7 pm - 8 pm 

September 23
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Endurance Run BBQ
11 am - 3 pm

September 23
White Party @ Club Pine Hill
8 pm - 11 pm 
Who Says You Can't Wear White After Labor Day
DJ Storm Spinning Tunes
$5 Dollar Suggested Donation

September 24
Endurance Run BBQ
11 am - 3 pm

October 14
Native American Gathering
12 pm - 4 pm
Drum Circle
All Welcome

October 14
Monster Ball at Club Pine Hill
8 pm - 11 pm 
Come Dressed as your favorite ghoul
Suggested Donation $10.00
DJ Storm Spinning Spooky Beats
Snacks + Drinks

October 27
Pumpkin Carving
5 pm - 7 pm

October 31
Halloween Party
      4 pm - 9 pm
* Town Wide Trick 0 Treating
* Ghost Walk
* Jack-o-lantern walk
* Food, Music and Fun

November 11
Native American Thanksgiving
12 pm - 4 pm
- Drumming
- Stories
- Dancing
- Vendors
- A Feast
All Welcome 

November 18
PHCC Community Thanksgiving Potluck
4 pm - 11 pm 
- Bring your favorite Turkey Day Dish
- See old friends and make new ones
- Enjoy an evening of fun
- Club Pine 

December 9
Catskill Cabaradio 
6 pm Potluck Supper
7 pm Live Show

December 16
Winter Holiday Ball @ Club Pine Hill
8 pm - 11 pm 
DJ Storm Spinning
Holiday Snack Favorites

Thrift Store: Open Daily 11 am - 3 pm
Artisan Shop: Open Daily 11 am - 3 pm

Center Hours
Monday: 11-3
Tuesday: 11-3
Wednesday 10-3
Thursday 10-3
Friday 11-4
Saturday 10-3
Sunday 11-3

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