LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — More than one 100 friends and customers crammed into the Hamish & Henry Booksellers store in Livingston Manor on December 30, to share food, door prizes and to show appreciation for the independent bookstore that served the community for seven years.
Owners Sue Barnett and Jeff Christensen opened the store in July 2004 as a small renaissance was sweeping the hamlet and the county. “It’s been a great seven years,” Barnett said. Read more
Catskill Art Society announces “Artists Assembly,” a monthly gathering of area artists, 6-9pm. This is a unique opportunity to rendezvous with fellow artists, share the creative process and get feedback from like-minded people in a creative, social setting. Free for CAS members, $5 for non-members.
The Catskill Art Society will present a screening of the classic Japanese film “The Burmese Harp” (1956) at the Laundry King, 65 Main St., 7:30pm. Featuring a talkback with Michiko and Steve Levine. Part of the CAS Film Club series of screenings. 845/436-4227.
“Exploring Owls” at Morgan Outdoors, 11am-12noon. Ellen Kalish of Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, along with several owls from the center, will present an interactive program exploring their natural history. Free, donations accepted. Reservations requested, 845/439-5507.
The Catskill Astronomy Club and Morgan Outdoors will host a showing of NOVA's "Monster of the Milky Way" at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St., 5:30-7pm. Pizza, salad and soft drinks. Break for questions. After the film, there will be an outdoor viewing session to find Andromeda and the Milky Way. Cost: $7. Register. 845/439-5507.
The Catskill Art Society presents a performance reading of the play “Richard III” by William Shakespeare at the Laundry King, 65 Main St., 2pm. Directed by Mimi McGurl. Nick Forte will provide music and mix live. Suggested donation $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students in advance. 845/436-4227.
Chicken and biscuit luncheon at Masonic Lodge, 94 Main St., 11am-1:30pm. Cost: $7.50, take-outs available. Benefit: Sullivan-St. Tammany Chapter #298 Order of Eastern Star.
A satellite walk for Making Strides is being held in Livingston Manor. Register day of walk at Cafe 43, 8-8:45am. The walk will begin at 9am. 845/807-6462.
The Catskill Art Society presents “Design Poetics” and “Walls of Viet Nam,” exhibitions of artwork by Tal Gluck and Melinda Wallach at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St. Artist talk at 3pm, followed by opening reception 4-6pm. On display through November 20. 845/436-4227.
The Catskill Art Society presents “Skunk Cabbage Bog,” an exhibition of artwork by Leslie Pelino, in the Elevator Gallery at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St., 4-6pm. Fiber art assemblage installation from reclaimed clothing and household and garden materials. On display through November 20. 845/436-4227.