The Manhattan Symphonie, led by conductor and violinist Gregory Singer, at the Milford Theatre, 7:30pm. Concert is called "Nature in Music." Tickets: $20 at the box office or $15 in advance at http://kindredspiritsarts.org. 570/409-1269.
Monticello Fire Department will hold its annual 9/11 memorial service at the Monticello Fire House, 7pm. Fire apparatus welcome. 845/794-6330.
Have you ever been to a pig roast? In the last two weeks, I have been to two. The Knights of Columbus held one at Holy Cross Church on Sunday the 11. My brother is the Grand Knight, and he asked me to stop by and help him. He did not need me; the wives of the knights did a great job setting up and supplying the food. When I got there, I went over to him and he asked me to carry some pig down to the oven. I said, “OK,” and he gave me a metal tray with the head in it. Gross, gross, gross. Read more
Along the shore of any given body of water, whether it’s a lake, river or stream, insects are usually very obvious. There may be some flies hatching out, butterflies and moths, and even some pesky mosquitoes or other biting bugs. The pesky biters are in jeopardy themselves from another group of insects that are on the prowl—the odonata family, or dragonflies and damselflies. Read more
Boyd Corners Reservoir is the uppermost New York City reservoir on what was once the West Branch of the Croton River. Its outlet flows for barely a half mile before it empties into West Branch Reservoir.
Barbara and I spent many happy hours learning how to fish with a fly on this short stretch of water. There, in 1950, I caught my first trout on a fly. That fish took a Brown Bivisible, which was the only dry fly I was capable of tying. Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Red Fox Game Preserve will present a hunters’ training class on Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday, September 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake Huntington Firehouse. Preregistration is required. Sign up and receive a training manual at Cochecton Mills, 30 Depot Rd., Cochecton from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or 7 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays. For more class information, call 631/968-8210.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Join National Park Service Ranger Katherine Szupillo on a hike on the Damascus Forest Trail on Saturday, August 24. This easy two-mile hike will explore all that is to be found in the forests of northeastern Pennsylvania. The hike will begin at the Damascus Forest Trailhead at 10:30 a.m. The trailhead is located on MacCubbins Road, Beach Lake. Come enjoy and explore the outdoors, but be prepared with plenty of water, bug spray, and be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots. Read more