Events around the Valley

Posted 4/14/22

Easter in the hamlet postponed,rescheduled for April 16Because of last Saturday’s heavy rain, the Town of Lloyd’s Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to …

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Events around the Valley


Easter in the hamlet postponed,
rescheduled for April 16
Because of last Saturday’s heavy rain, the Town of Lloyd’s Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to noon.
The event, sponsored by the Town of Lloyd events committee, will be at the village field, 39 Main Street, Highland.
Meet the Easter Bunny and make a craft and be sure to bring your basket.

Plattekill to celebrate Earth Day
Climate Smart Plattekill and the Plattekill Library are holding an Earth Day event April 23 at the Plattekill Library.
There will be activities and education programs at the event, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library’s parking lot located at 2047 Route 32, Modena.
Those attending will receive a free live seeding tree/shrub.
For more information about Climate Smart Plattekill, follow the group on its Facebook page.

Spaghetti & meatballs
support Zach Osterhoudt
Come to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to support Zach Osterhoudt on Sunday, April 24 at the American Legion in Highland.
Limited dine-in seating is available at 2 p.m. To-go meals available from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Please order online for both dine-in and to-go by April 17! Visit

The event is a joint effort of the Highland Rotary Club and the Highland High School Interact Club. The spaghetti & meatballs will be prepared by Sal’s Place.
Zach is a 15-year-old at Highland High School who was recently diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He is an active and resilient young man who enjoys basketball, soccer, baseball, and has a passion for motorsports and riding his ATV. He is independent and has a job to support his activities.
For questions about the Spaghetti dinner or about the Highland Rotary Club, please contact Highland Rotary Club president David Lambert at The American Legion is located at 84 Grand Street, Highland, NY 12528.

USS Slater artifacts on display

at Highland Library
During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the Atlantic protecting convoys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and Kamikaze air attacks. Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS SLATER.
View the USS Slater artifacts displayed through April in the Highland Public Library Meeting Room.  The library has a membership pass to the USS Slater museum in Albany for Highland residents to check out. All of the library’s museum passes are made possible by the Friends of the Highland Public Library.

Upcoming events at the
Highland Public Library

The Friends of the Highland Public Library are collecting new or gently used books for our upcoming book sale. Book collection dates are April 4 - May 18, 2022. If you have books you would like to donate, please deliver them to the Highland Library at the main desk during library hours. Please do not leave the book donations outside or in the drop off box.
In keeping with the new CDC guidelines, masks will no longer be required in the library, however it is recommend that masks be worn in the children’s area.  Ulster County is  currently a low risk according to metrics used by the CDC and we will continue to monitor the guidelines and make necessary adjustments as we have throughout this Pandemic. Social distance policy remains in effect for programs.
April 17 is Bat Appreciation Day. Stop in the Children’s Room to pick up a Little Brown Bat Pin and an activity sheet celebrating bats though April 23.
Little Acorns story and music time with a take-home craft will be held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. for ages 2 and up. Registration is required. 
Virtual Tai Chi Easy takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Register at
Yoga with Michelle, takes place at the library on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Embark on a journey of mind, body and spirit. Masks must be worn. Registration is required.
Events will be held in the meeting room and space may be limited. Please call the circulation desk to reserve your spot at 845-691-2275 ext, 201 or visit to register.
The library is located at 14 Elting Place. Visit or call (845) 691-2275 for more information.

Plattekill Library celebrates
Board Game Night

The Plattekill Library will host a board game night on Tuesday, April 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Drop in and play a game of chess, checkers or mahjong.
Light refreshments will be provided.
The Library is located at 2047 Route 32 in Modena.
For more information, call 845-883-7286.

Dinner Dance benefits Highland Educational Foundation
This year’s Highland Educational Foundation Spring Gala (previously the Snowball) will be held on April 23 from 6 - 10 p.m. at Novella’s in New Paltz. Tickets are $65 each, with a cash bar. There will be dinner, dancing, and a silent auction.
Tickets are available by calling or texting Luke at 845-430-5679. Proceeds will support teacher mini-grants for projects to benefit HSCD students.

Need a fishing pole?

Borrow one from the library
We are fortunate to have some of the finest fishing lakes and rivers in New York State.
The Highland Public Library now has five beginner-level fishing poles with tackle boxes and documentation about how and where to fish and licensing information. These poles are for novice and budding fishing hobbyists and come with configured hooks and leads. Just snap them on, bait them and start fishing.
You must have a waiver on file to check out items from The Library Things.