Spring is now just weeks away and soon it will be time for us to dig out of our winter hibernation. Events and local activities will be back in full swing without the threat of weather canceling or postponing our plans. It also means that our local fire house's will begin to ramp up their monthly events. Pancake breakfast, Pasta dinners plus flea markets and more will all start populating our calendars.

These monthly fundraiser are a staple for quite few of our local firehouses. It help with raising money for services, equipment and other items that these organization need to assist their communities in times of need.

Check the list of events below for your local fire company. Try to make it to as many events as you can throughout 2019. If you are part of a fire house and want us to include you on this list we update each week please email us at paty.quyn@townsquaremedia.com.

February 23rd (Saturday) 80's & 90's Dance Party with DJ Santana with the Modena Ladies Auxiliary. Time: 7p to 11p. Location: Turtle Creek Golf in Plattekill 219 Plattekill Ardonia Road, Plattekill. Erick Santana DJ's plus a prix fixe menu. Dinner reservation must be made. $10 to enter dance room where Erick spins his tunes, $5 if you are a group of 5 or more, $25 for delicious dinner buffet and dance, $21.95 for buffet only.

March 3rd (Sunday) - Pancake Breakfast at the Esopus Fire Department Time: 8:30am to 11:30am. Location: 1142 Broadway (9W) Esopus, NY. All you can eat donations accepted.

March 17th (Sunday) - Pancake Breakfast at the Port Ewen Volunteer Fire Department Time: 8am to 5pm. Location: 129 Legion Court, Port Ewen. It is a buffet style pancake breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon sausage, hash browns and toast. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Kids under 12 $4.

April 6th (Saturday) - Chicken Parm Dinner at the Esopus Fire Department Time: 5pm to 7pm. Location: 1142 Broadway (9W) Esopus, NY. Cost: $15 per person $25 per couple. Menu: Chicken Parmesan, Pasta, Salad, Bread, Desserts, Coffee, Ice Tea, Water. Ticket info: Fmb418@aol.com 272@esopusfd.com, Or call (845)443-0776 (845)384-6575