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
Local author Wayne Hoffman will read selections from his new novel, “An Older Man,” at the Catskill Art Society Arts Center, 2pm. Published this summer by Bear Bones Books. Free and open to the public, donations accepted at the door. Copies of his book for sale.
Pork Dinner at the Masonic Lodge, 94 Main St., 4:30-7pm. Adults: $10, child $6. Benefit: Sullivan-St. Tammany Chapter #298 Order of Eastern Star.
Penny social at the Masonic Lodge, 94 Main St. Doors open at 5:30pm, calling at 7pm. Donation: $1. Refreshments, door prizes. Benefit: Sullivan-St. Tammany Chapter #298 Order of Eastern Star.
The Shandelee Music Festival presents The Aeolus Quartet. “A powerful and thoughtful group of young musicians who are plotting an ascending course…” – Luke Quinton of the Austin-American Statesman. The program will include the work of: Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven, followed by a specialty dessert reception.
The Catskill Art Society presents “A Tender Thing” by Ben Power at the Laundry King, 65 Main St., 7:30pm. Directed by Mimi McGurl, performed by Cass Collins, John Higgins and Roan Gillingham. It's the greatest love story ever told, remixed. What if Romeo and Juliet had lived and loved? Reservations recommended. 845/436-4227.
Adrienn Kantor and Erika Allen perform “An Evening of Chamber Music” at The Shandelee Music Festival, 8pm. Will feature music by Debussy, Gaubert, Saint-Saens and Prokofiev. $30 for adults, $25 for members and $10 for students 17 and under. Specialty dessert reception follows the concert. www.shandelee.org.
The Shandelee Music Festival features Dmitri Berlinsky & Friends in “An Evening of Chamber Music.” Tickets: $30 adults, $25 Shandelee Music Festival members, $10 students 17 and under. Advanced concert reservations required. www.shandelee.org, 845/439-3277.
Shandelee Music Festival "Young Artist Concert" featuring Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner in the Sunset Concert Pavilion, 8pm. He will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel, Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt. Cost: $30 adults, $25 for members and $10 for students. 845/439-3277.
The Shandelee Music Festival opens with an "Evening of Chamber Music" and the return engagement of the Hermitage Piano Trio, at the Sunset Concert Pavilion, 8pm. Featuring Misha Keylin, violin; Sergey Antonov, cello; and IIya Kazantsev, piano. 845/439-3277, www.shandelee.org.