Canadian band in concert

The Andrew Collins Trio makes its Catskills debut and offers a sneak peek of its upcoming double album (one vocal/one instrumental) "tongue and groove" in a 7:30 p.m. show at the Ashokan Center. The Canadian band has garnered a lot of attention and praise for its roots, newgrass, folk and jazz work along with what critics are calling an "energetic interplay of instruments on stage." Tickets $10-$15,




Winter warm up

It's a brand-new celebration. Ashokan Hot Chocolate Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., is a day of winter fun, with indoor and outdoor activities. Tickets, $5 at the gate, provide two varieties of hot chocolate made to order plus guided hikes, crafts, demonstrations, and weather permitting hikes and sledding. Lunch will be available for purchase. The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, 657-8333,



Hiking fun

Take a hike with the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. Walk around Deerpark Dam and into the deep woods on logging roads and trails. See the lake, sylvan streams, old reservoir infrastructure, a mysterious stone pedestal and an equally mysterious angel in the forest. Meet 9 a.m. at the old caretaker’s house,  220 Academy Ave., Sparrowbush. Hike is easy to moderate,  3.5-4 miles. Wear sturdy shoes; bring water., 551-9293.





History and food

The Winter Farm Market & Winter Fun Exhibit, 12-4 p.m. at Museum Village, combines history with a local farm market. The free event offers a chance to see 19th-century sleds, skates, snowshoes and an assortment of games and toys. The Farmers Market is held in the snack bar and offers jams, yogurts, baked goods, meats and more, locally produced and grown. 1010 Route 17M, Monroe,