Around the Valley: Ulster County

Posted 2/8/24

Modena Ladies Auxiliary presents Pasta Buffet Extravaganza The Modena Ladies Auxiliary invites the community to indulge in their upcoming All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Buffet on February 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. …

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Around the Valley: Ulster County


Modena Ladies Auxiliary presents Pasta Buffet Extravaganza
The Modena Ladies Auxiliary invites the community to indulge in their upcoming All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Buffet on February 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the firehouse, 953 State Rte 55, Modena.

Admission to the event is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and senior citizens. The Modena Ladies Auxiliary encourages attendees to bring their appetites and enjoy a memorable evening of culinary delights.

For more information or to secure your spot, please contact Michelle at 845-219-9700.

Plattekill Library to screen

Toni Morrison biopic
In honor of Black History Month, Plattekill Public Library proudly presents a special film screening of “The Pieces I Am” by renowned author Toni Morrison. The event will take place on Monday, February 12, at 3 p.m. at the Plattekill Public Library located at 2047 State Route 32, Modena.

“The Pieces I Am” is a compelling 2019 documentary directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and produced by Johanna Giebelhaus, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Chad Thompson, and Tommy Walker. The film delves into the life, works, and powerful themes of the influential American novelist, Toni Morrison, author of the acclaimed novel “Beloved.” Morrison reflects on her literary career, providing a profound exploration of her perspectives and the impact of her writing on society. The documentary also features interviews with notable figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks, Angela Davis, and Barack Obama.

This event is open to the public, and admission is free. However, due to limited seating, registration is required. Interested attendees can register online at

Plattekill FD Auxiliary hosts Valentine’s Day Dinner
The Plattekill Fire Department Auxiliary cordially invites the community to join them for an enchanting Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 14 from 6 to 8 pm at 50 Old Firehouse Rd.

Indulge in a delightful evening featuring steak made to order, accompanied by a savory selection of mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, salad, and dessert.
Please note that advance tickets are required for attendance. Tickets are priced at $30 per person and can be obtained by contacting Nicole at (845) 633-3863 or via email at

WVLT hosts rail trail walk

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust welcomes you to join a walk all about The Shape of Trees with Dr. William Schuster, Saturday February 24, 11am - 12:30 p.m.

The Shape of Trees will be an educational walk on the Rosendale Trestle area of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Participants will learn about identifying local trees in winter, when their architecture and other identifying features are more evident than after trees leaf out.

The walk will especially examine tree shapes and discuss the interplay of factors including genetics, site conditions, and historical events that underlie why trees have the shapes that they do. The Rosendale Trestle provides an excellent opportunity to view tree architecture from within and above the forest canopy.

Schuster is a lifelong forest ecologist and author of many research publications on trees and forests. He recently moved to New Paltz after a 30-year tenure as Executive Director of Black Rock Forest in Cornwall and now serves on the Board of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.

Daughters of Sarah presents a Black History Month Celebration
Daughters of Sarah announces the upcoming Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 24, 5 - 8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 98 West Street, Marlboro.

The event promises an evening filled with cultural performances, delicious Southern cuisine, and a sense of community.

The celebration will feature captivating performances by Voices of Unity from SUNY New Paltz, the dynamic PH.JC Praise Dancers, and the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. These groups will showcase the rich history and vibrant spirit of the African American community.

The celebration will also feature a Southern Food meal, including fried chicken, BBQ chicken, collard greens, mac n cheese, salads, cornbread, desserts and more.

Admission is $20 per person, $15 for SUNY New Paltz students $10 for children aged 5-12 and free for children aged 4 and under.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 845-309-8421.