Weekend Preview

janturanThe Live Music Fridays Series continues at The Catskill Brewery, 672 Old Route 17, with janturan from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, The Catskill Art Society and SC BOCES are hosting a reception to open the CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street. This year’s exhibition features 300 works in ten media categories from high school students in all eight of the county’s districts (Eldred, Fallsburg, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Monticello, Roscoe, Sullivan West and Tri-Valley) plus student work from SC BOCES.

Later on Saturday, stop by Morgan Outdoors at 46 Main Street, to listen to Bill Birns discuss the life of celebrated naturalist John Burroughs, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Raised on a farm in Roxbury, Burroughs rivaled Mark Twain as the most widely read and well-known writer in America in the early years of the 20th century. His books, essays and poetry drew readers toward a worldview that valued simplicity in living in harmony with nature. Bill Birns is an author, educator, and a 43-year resident of the Catskills. His column, “A Catskill Catalog,” ran from 2007-12 in the Catskill Mountain News. Birns’ first book, “A Catskill Catalog,” was published by Purple Mountain Press, and his second, “The Myth in the Mountain,” at mountainartsmedia.com. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please call Morgan Outdoors at 439-5507.

Oh, and did we mention that ice cream is back at Madison’s? A sure sign of spring!