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Mid-Hudson ADK Hike. On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month the leaders offer 3-6 hour hikes of varying difficulty to different areas of the Mid Hudson Valley. Hudson Valley, 399-2170 or LalitaMalik@aol.com. 7:30 AM-8:30 AM Morning Qigong Class with Jeffrey Antin. Mo. - Thurs through the end of December. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $15 /per class, 255-1559. 9:00 AM-11:15 AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Wreath, Christmas Plants and Poinsettia Sale. All proceeds benefit NDH Auxiliary. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Lobby, Rhinebeck, 876-2436 or bklaproth@ymail.com. 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Senior Exercise with Diane Collelo. Free to Woodstock residents over 55. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Toddlertime II. 1/2 hour programs will include stories, songs, crafts, & movement.An adult must accompany each child enrolled. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9W, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 10:00 AM A Christmas Carol. Resv req. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, 876-3080 or www. centerforperformingarts.org. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Display of Loon Decoys, Carvings, Art and Animation. Collection of Frederick Gerty, a local resident wull be on display through 12/4. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmers Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-3218. 11:00 AM Career Services Workshop. The session topic will be “How to Network Professionally Online Using LinkedIn.” Open to students, alumni and community members.SUNY Orange, George F. Shepard Student Center, 115 South St, Middletown, free, 341-4444. 12:00 PM-2:00 PM Senior Writing Class with Lew Gardner. Free to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, 679-2880. 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Story Hour II. The program fosters independent activity and include storytelling, craft projects, and creative group movement. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9W, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Free to Woodstock residents over 55. Rescue Squad Building, Route 212, Bearsville. 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Euro Dance for Seniors & Others. Ongoing classes on Thurs. Unison, 68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz, $5 /single per session, $8 /couple per session, 255-1559. 3:00 PM Gardiner LibraryTeenyTiny Book Club. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org. 3:00 PM Admissions Workshop. RSVP online by clicking the “Admissions Events” link under the “Admissions” header at www.sunyorange.edu. SUNY Orange, George F. Shepard Student Center, 115 South St, Middletown, free, 341-4030. 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Reading Adventures. 6-8 yrs of age.Young readers can schedule a 15 minute reading time with Lesley to develop & strengthen reading skills. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock, 679-2213 or www.woodstock.org. 3:30 PM-5:00 PM Curiosity Corner. Activities include a special story hour, snacks, and seasonal surprises for K-1st graders. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9w, Marlboro, 2367272 ext-15.

4:00 PM $5 SanctuaryYoga. Meets 7am, 4pm & 5:30 pm on Thursdays and 10am on Saturdays. 853-6727 or 679-0706 for information. Shakti Yoga, corner of Main & Partition streets, Saugerties. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Afternoon Youth Program. Mon, Thurs and Fri. Thursdays will focus on community giving, service and activism. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 2545469 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Young Reader’sTheatre. 6-8 yrs of age. Sign up required. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Opening Reception for Lenape Student Art Show. Exhibit through 1/2/2011. LaBella Bistro, 194 Main St, New Paltz, 255-2633. 4:30 PM Open Master Class: Somali writer Nuruddin Farah, laureate of the international Neustadt Prize, will discuss his novel Maps. Bard College, Olin Language Center, Room LC 115, Annandale-on-Hudson, free, 758-7008. 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Late Night Leaves the Lehman Loeb. .Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, 437-563. 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Free Thursday Evening Meditation. Sitting and walking meditation. On-going. Sky Lake Lodge, Mountain Rd. & Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale, 658-8556 or www. skylake.shambhala.org. 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Family Game Night. Board games will be provided, or bring your favorites from home. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org. 7:00 PM Reel Eclectic Film Series 2010: Independent as well as acclaimed feature films of interest to art and foreign film buffs, and cinematic connoisseurs alike. Website: www.thrall.org Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd floor Community Room, 11 Depot St, Middletown, 341-5454. 7:00 PM Live @ The Falcon. Marvin Bugalu Smith. Marvin Bugalu Smith (drums, leader); Ben Newsome (tenor sax); John Esposito (piano); Malcolm Cecil (bass). The Falcon, 1348 Rte 9w, Marlboro, 236-7970 or www. liveatthefalcon.com. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Open Mic. Upstairs at Joshua’s, 51 Tinker Street, Woodstock, free, 679-5533. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM “Environmental Challenges in the Hudson Valley.” Panel discussion, open to the public. Please RSVP.Website: www.cceulster.org SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, Student Lounge, Stone Ridge, free, 340-3990. 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Live Jazz at the ZenDog Café. Every Wed, 7-10pm & Fri, 7:30 - 10:30pm. Call for reservation as seating is limited. 5164501 or www.zendogcafe.com. ZenDog Café, 6367 Mill St, Rhinebeck, free, info@zendogcafe.com. 7:00 PM A Vocal Treasury. An evening of arias and art-songs presented by students from the voice studio of Professor Kent Smith. SUNY New Paltz, Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall, New Paltz, free, 257-2700. 7:00 PM The Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories. Simon Winchester, the author of the bestselling Professor and the Madman, will speak. Open to the public. Cary Institute, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, free, 677-7600 x 121 or freemanp@caryinstitute.org. 7:30 PM-8:30 PM Tivoli Bays Talks: Scenic Preservation and the Hudson River School of Painting.Steve Ruff, Hudson River interpreter, will discuss how the Hudson River School of Painting inspired preservation of iconic landscapes.Tivoli Bays Visitor Center, 1Tivoli Commons, Tivoli.

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7:30 PM-10:30 PM Skytop’sWeekly Open Jazz Jam. Led by guitarist Matthew Finck. Sign up at 8:30pm. Website: www.skytopsteakhouse.com Skytop Steakhouse & Brewing Company, 237 Forest Hill Dr, Kingston, 340-4277. 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Life Drawing Sessions. Tuesday & Thursday nights ongoing through March 2011. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $13 /session, $48 /series of 4 session, 255-1559.

7 : 3 0 P M Fre e S ri m a d B h ag ava t a m w / PR.Shuddhatmaprana. Classic wisdom tales of Sri Krishna. Vivekananda Retreat, 101 Leggett Rd, , Stone Ridge, 687-4574. 8:00 PM Ray Spiegel JazzTrio. Violette Restaurant, 85 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $5, 679-5300. 8:00 PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch and Bill Keith. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484. 8:00 PM-11:00 PM John Simon & The Greater Ellenville Jazz Trio. Free. Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal Street, Ellenville, 647-3000. 8:00 PM Acoustic Thursdays with Kurt Henry. High Falls Café, Route 213, High Falls, 687-2699. 9:00 PM Miss Angie’s Karaoke Live! Web site: www.bearsvilletheater.com Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, free, 679-4406.

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Frost Valley Festival of the Holidays (12/ 3 -12/5).Seasonal crafts, hiking, sports and games, archery, nature programs. RSVP. Website: www. frostvalley.org Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville, 985-2291. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Wreath, Christmas Plants and Poinsettia Sale. All proceeds benefit NDH Auxiliary. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Lobby, Rhinebeck, 876-2436 or bklaproth@ymail.com. 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Baby & Toddler Playgroup at the ACC. Free. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St, Athens, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Buddhist meditation. Sitting and walking meditation, reading and discussion, in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. New Paltz Reformed Church, Education Building, 92 Huguenot St, New Paltz, free, www.buddingflowersangha.org. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM A Child’s Christmas. Drop in for Christmas stories and treats for children age 3-10. Website: www.friendsofclermont.org Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave, Germantown, $3 /child, 518-537-4240. 10:45 AM-12:45 PM Woodstock Yoga (Level II-III) with Barbara Boris. 2 hour class for experienced students and teachers. No beginners or injuries. Experience and explore proper alignment, breathing, and mindfulness; develop strength, and endurance.Mt.View Studio, Woodstock, $20, 679-3728 orwww.woodstockyoga.net. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Caregivers’ Support. A new weekly support group open to all caregivers. Sponsored by the Jewish Family Services and facilitated by Paula Lockshon. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston, 331-5300 or Katherine@LGBTQcenter.org. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday House Tour. Visit Olana for Christmas with the Churches, a look at how the Family spent the Holiday at home. Last tour starts promptly at 3PM. Website: www. olana.org Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 518-828-0135. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Senior Strength & Balance (pre-registration & physician approval required). Free to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Holiday Boutique Sale. Features previously treasured holiday decorations, including ornaments, wall hangings, tabletop pieces, along with wrapping paper, ribbons, and cards. Children’s books, cookbooks, and fiction and non-fiction. Starr Library, Lower level, 68 W Market St, Rhinebeck, 876-4030. 12:00 PM-3:00 PM First Friday Fun. Access for homeschoolers to the youth center- crafts, legos, boardgames, computers, ping pong, foos ball, billiards, and video games. RosendaleYouth Center, Rt. 32, Rosendale, free, 658-8982.

Free heel bone density ultrasound screenings. Do not wear full panty hose. Socks or hosiery must be removed at time of scan.Comprehensive Osteoporosis Lecture including nutritionists and physical therapists.RSVP.Woodland Pond, North Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, 334-4255. 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Creating Holiday Wreaths andTabletopTrees. Accent your home with your own creation, just in time for the holidays. Snowdate Dec 7. Reg. req. Website: www.cce.cornell. edu/orange Cornell Cooperative Extension, 3rd floor, 18 Seward Ave, Middletown, 343-0664. 3:00 PM Super Strings with Garfield Moore and Malcolm Cecil. SUNY ColumbiaGreene, Arts Center Theater, Hudson, $8, 518-828-4181. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM AromaThyme Bistro’s Holiday Market Place . Serving a full menu and there will be 10-12 local vendors selling an assortment of gifts, right inside the restaurant: gift certificates, candles, jewelry, clothing, scarves, aprons, and more; Aroma Thyme is located on Canal Street in Ellenville. 3:30PM Public Menorah Lighting in Dutchess County. Rhinebeck Savings Parking Lot, Rhinebeck. Hosted by the Rhinebeck Jewish Ctr. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Afternoon Youth Program. Mon, Thurs and Fri. Fridays will focus on physical activity, games, and movement such as dance and yoga. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 254-5469 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Opening Reception: Bachelor of Fine Arts & Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. Website: www.newpaltz.edu/museum SUNY New Paltz, The Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, free, 257-3844. 5:00 PM Vassar College Bookstore Author Series: Readings by Michael Korda from his latest work, Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia.Vassar College Bookstore, Main Building, Poughkeepsie, 437-5370. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s 11th Annual 5 X 7 Show. Opening Reception & Preview party. Exhibits through 12/31. All proceeds support the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s exhibition programs and events. Kleinert/ James Arts Center, 34 Tinker St, Woodstock, $10, 679-2079. 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Opening Reception and Sale: Third Annual World’s Smallest Stretched Canvas Painting. Website: www.hudsonvalleygallery.com Hudson Valley Gallery, 246 Hudson St, Cornwall-on-Hudson, 534-9957 or 401-5443. 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Woodstock Open House. Shops will be decorated and open for holiday shopping. Village, Woodstock. 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM VARGA Gallery Holiday Open House. Featuring selected works from the Max’s Kansas City Project.  The Open House includes the Annual Fundraiser at the Kleinert/ James Art Center where there is an anonymous Varga up for grabs. On display at VARGA Gallery is the Holiday Gift Show and VARGA Gallery, 130 Tinker St, Woodstock, 679-4005 or www. VARGAgallery.com/. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Artist’s Reception: Alyson Belcher, Self. Gallery Hours: Fri & Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-6 or by appointment. Show runs through 1/10. galerie bmg, 12 Tannery Brook, Woodstock, 679-0027. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Make-It,Take-It HolidayYouth Workshop. For children ages 5 to 19! Registrants must pay prior to Fri, 12/3. Holiday Centerpiece - Create a unique centerpiece. Pasta Making. Cooking Baking. Fair Street Reformed Church, 209 Fair St, Kingston, $6 /per workshop. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM A Celtic Harp Concert with MERYN. Author of Betwixt and Between: Poems from the Wildwood and Beyond. Relax and listen as Meryn “weaves a bardic bridge between the worlds and puts a bit of magic at Mirabai. Mirabai Books, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free, 679-2100. 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Creating Holiday Wreaths andTabletopTrees. Accent your home with your own creation, just in time for the holidays. Snowdate Dec 7. Reg. reqrd.Website: www.cce.cornell. edu/orange Cornell Cooperative Extension, 3rd floor, 18 Seward Ave, Middletown, 343-0664.

12:00 PM-5:00 PM “Book Sale.” Friends of the Starr Library is hosting this Holiday Boutique & Book Sale: find holiday treasures for the house, tree & table, plus gift-worthy books. Website: www.starrlibrary.org Starr Library, 68 W. Market St, Rhinebeck, 876-4030.

6:30 PM 17th Annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks. Christmas tree lighting. The area’s only winter fireworks display along Poughkeepsie’s waterfront. Finally Santa Claus will arrive on a City of Poughkeepsie Fire Engine. Parade includes marching bands, floats, classic cars. Main St and Garden St, Poughkeepsie, www.bardavon.com.

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upcoming calendar events Upcoming Show: Bead and Rock Show by Voices of the Stones (12/4, 10am-5pm). Wide array of stone and crystal beads and pearls as well as natural rocks and minerals. Free admission. Event held at Courtyard Marriott Hotel next to Target and Best Buy in Kingston. Please RSVP by 12/6 by calling 750-6855. Holiday Sale Party - Not To Be Missed! Sat 12/4 & Sun 12/5, 1-5pm. Crafts, jewelry, artwork, scarves and more. Refreshments. Directions: take Rock City Rd to Lower Byrdcliffe to WileyLLn, 1st house on left.914-466-9027 7 Wiley Lane, Woodstock. Upcoming Event: Young Mi Kim and Kim Alderman: Open Clay Studios and Artful Gift Sale. Sculptural and functional ceramic works by Young Mi Kim and Kim Alderman, plus ceramics, felt and woodworking by friends. Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12, 12-5 pm. For studiodirections and map, contact youngmikpeace@ earthlink.net or alderman.kim@gmail.com. Kim Alderman Studio is at 23 Smith Rd, off Glasco

Tpke, Young Mi Kim Studio is at 173 Wittenberg Rd, Bearsville, Hudson Valley. 4-H Clubs Seek Food Donations for Holiday Gift Jar Project. Donations can be dropped off at Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County. Call or email for additional information. Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County, 10 Westbrook Ln, Kingston, 340-3990 ext. 331 or jlb64@ cornell.edu. Halcottsville Exhibit. Organized by Town Historian Shirley Davis using materials submitted by area residents. The display is a follow-up to the 100th birthday celebration of the Halcottsville Fire Department. Exhibit will run through midDecember. Middletown Town Hall, Route 28, Margaretville. Master Gardener Hotline Changes Hours for Fall/Winter Season Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Master Gardener Horticulture Hotline will be changing their hours of service to 9:00am to 12:00pm on Fridays only from November 1, 2010 through March 1, 2011.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, Kingston, 340-DIRT.

Kara Lukowski. Honor the cycle of the moon and create an intention to reconnect to our inner light - with a gentle yoga practice, fire ceremony and meditation. Website: www.muditayogacenter. com Mudita Yoga Center, 243 Fair St, Kingston,

Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484.

Ridge, 1-800-724-0833, ext. 5022.

7:00 PM Live Music at Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub. Al Guart on saxes, Allen Murphy on upright bass and Lenny Pace on drums.Website: www.catskillmtlodge.com. Catskill Mountain Lodge, Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub, 334 Route 32a, Palenville, 518-678-3101. 7:00 PM Thomas Earl. He will play two sets. Website: www.inquiringmindbookstore.webs. com Inquiring Mind Bookstore & Cafe, 68 Partition St, Saugerties, 246-5775. 7:00 PM Live @ The Falcon. Bruce Katz. Opening Act Hart Costa. The Falcon, 1348 Rte 9w, Marlboro, 236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM An Evening with St. Nicholas. Children learn the Dutch tradition of St. Nick, make an ornament & listen to storyteller Karen Pillsworth. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested donation: $3 per child. Space is limited, call for reservations. HurleyReformed Church, 11 Main St, Hurley, 331-4121. 7:00 PM Hanukkah Candle Lighting Service with Renowned Story Teller Gioia Timpanelli at Temple Emanuel .   The early service begininng at 7pm follows our monthly community potluck meal at 5:30. Bring your family menorah as we share the magic of hundreds of lights glowing together.  Temple Emanuel , 243 Albany Avenue , Kingston , 338-4271x101. 7:30 PM A Christmas Carol. The Ulster Ballet Company (UBC) will present a unique rendition of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Website: www. ulsterballet.org. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, $15 /adult, $12 /senior/ child, 339-6088 or www.upac.org. 7:30 PM Todd Acoustic. Website: www.frankguidoslittleitaly.com Frank Guido’s Little Italy, 14 Thomas St, Kingston, 340-1682. 7:30 PM Reach for the Sky. Written by Joe Cosentino. Directed by Michael Schiralli. A wedding between an Italian American and a WASP in 1970’s New Jersey results in hilarious chaos. Seating is limited, so please reserve ahead. Grace Church, Parish Hall, 3328 FranklinAve, Millbrook, $15, 235-9885 or halfmoon@drakreate.org. 7:30 PM-10:30 PM Live Jazz at the ZenDog Café. Every Wed, 7-10pm & Fri, 7:30 - 10:30pm. Call for reservation as seating is limited. 516-4501 or www.zendogcafe.com. ZenDog Café, 6367 Mill St, Rhinebeck. 7:30 PM Jackie’s Sustainable Development Foundation Fundraiser . Benefit for The Solidarity with Women in Distress. Silent Auctions. Perfromances by the Erin Hobson Compact, the Greg Douglas Band, Butter, African dance & drummong. The Colony Café, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock,679-5342. 7:45 PM-11:30 PM Benefit for The Solidarity with Women in Distress. Website: jarsenuk. wordpress.com. The Colony Café, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, jarsenuk @ gmail.com. 8:00 PM First Fridays Open Mic Series. Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, $4, 831-0077. 8:00 PM Jeff Entin & Bob Blum. High Falls Café, Route 213, High Falls, 687-2699. 8:00 PM Second Annual Brawl Ball. This is a night of 1, 000 BRAWL stars! Rub elbows and wrists with the ladies of B.R.A.W.L. Dress to impress. Dress to instill fear in the hearts. DJ Wa! Website: www.hudsonvalleybrawl. com Bridgewater Bar & Grill, 50 Abeel St, Kingston, $5/suggested donation, hudsonvalleybrawl@gmail.com. 8:00 PM Vassar College Jazz Ensemble Concert. James Osborn, director. Vassar College, Skinner Hall of Music, Poughkeepsie, 437-7294 or www.music.vassar.edu. 8:00 PM A Christmas Story (1983). Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $5, 473-2072 or www.bardavon.org. 8:00 PM Blues Night Bones Band. Harmony

9:00 PM The Spampinato Brothers. Joey and Johnny Spampinato of the legendary NRBQ. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $25, 679-4406 or www.bearsvilletheater.com. 9:00 PM McGrooin’. No cover. Skytop Steakhouse & Brewing Co, 237 Forest Hill Dr, Kingston, 340-4277. 9:30 PM Chimps in Tuxedos. No cover. Hyde Park Brewing Co, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, 229-8277.

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7:00 AM $5 SanctuaryYoga. Meets 7am, 4pm & 5:30 pm on Thursdays and 10am on Saturdays. 853-6727 or 679-0706 for information. 853-6727 or 679-0706 for information. Shakti Yoga, corner of Main & Partition sts, Saugerties. 9:00 AM Cookie Walk and Craft Sale. Pick a pound of holiday cookie favorites for $8. Handcrafted items include Christmas gifts, centerpieces and decorations. Orders are being taken for kissing balls: $15.Atonement Lutheran Church, 100 Market St, Saugerties, 246-8322. 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 6-hour Defensive Driving Course. Registration required. Instructor: Garry Ashdown. Benedictine Hospital, Auditorium, Kingston, $38, 334-2700 ext. 2691. 9:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Nick Breakfast and Advent Wreath-making. In addition to breakfast, activities include telling of a St. Nicholas story, dramatized by the Sunday school, and making of Advent and St. Nicholas crafts. Nonperishable food items will accepted for donation to alocal food pantry. Christ Episcopal Church, Old Post Rd, Marlboro, 236-3664. 9:00 AM Very Beginners Yoga with Linda . Shaktiyogawoodstock.com or 679-0706. Ongoing. Shakti Yoga of Woodstock, 1685 Sawkill Rd, Zena. 9:30 AM Free Chandi Reading / Chanting (Goddess Text) w/PR. Gitaprana. Vivekananda Retreat, 101 Leggett Rd, , Stone Ridge, 687-4574. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Buy Local~ Holiday Gift Extravangza! Tom Vac, 1520 Rt 9W, Marlboro. 10:00 AM-11:30 AM An “Introduction to The Sedona Method.” Breakthrough in Creativity: The Sedona Method r Workshop. Donations welcome. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston, free, 338-0331 or www. askforarts.org. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Bead and Rock show by Voices of the Stones. Wide array of stone and crystal beads and pearls as well as natural rocks and minerals. Free admission. Courtyard Marriott Hotel next to Target and Best Buy in Kingston. RSVP by 750-6855. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Buy Local~ Holiday Gift Extravangza in Marlboro. Offering locally grown, made or produced items in the Hudson Valley for holiday gift giving. Enjoy perusing & shopping amidst live music and caroling, holiday dance performances, and demonstrations. Tom VacBuilding, 1520 Route 9W, Marlboro, www. MeetMeInMarlborough.com. 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Annual Christmas Craft Fair. A great assortment of Beautiful Handmade Items and Christmas Tree Ornaments, plus the ever popular variety of Theme Baskets.Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St, Saugerties, 246-2867. 10:00 AM Arts/Crafts & Sports Memorabilia Fair. St. Mary’s Hall, 188 North St, Kingston, 338-3972. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday Boutique Sale. Features previously treasured holiday decorations, including ornaments, wall hangings, tabletop pieces, along with wrapping paper, ribbons, and cards. Children’s books, cookbooks, and fiction and non-fiction. Starr Library, Lower level, 68 W Market St, Rhinebeck, 876-4030. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Prospective Student Day. An introduction to college for high school students and their families. Reservations required. Website: www.sunyulster.edu SUNY Ulster, Stone

Reserve Now: Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner(12/4). Two seatings:11:30am & 1pm. Hosted by the Kiwanis Clubs. Seating is limited. RSVP. John A. Coleman High School, Hurley Ave, Kingston, free, 336-5959 or 336-6071. WinterArts Program for Children(12/27-12/29). Three day program for ages 5 - 9. . Storytelling, winter arts and crafts and walks through the sculpture garden. End every day with a tea time to warm up.RSVP.Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz, $130, 255-1559. Notice: New Group Forming: Northeast Center for Special Care sponsors a self-help group for survivors of brain and spinal cord injury. Program: ‘’ Better Together, ‘’ promoting lifestyle changes associated w/ improved well-being.On-going Mon, 4-5 pm.Adv reg req.Space is limited.Northeast Ctr, Grant Ave, Lake Katrine, 336-3500 ext. 3106. Holiday Food Drive (now til 12/19). Non-per-

10:00 AM-3:00 PM Holiday Gift Fair. Woodstock Elementary School, 8 West Hurley Rd/Rt 375, Woodstock, free. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. Receive a grapevine wreath at your starting winery, then collect a holiday ornament as you visit each winery. Sample foods and wines. Purchase tickets online: www.shawangunkwinetrail.com Hudson Valley, 256-8456. 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Historical Society of Woodstock Exhibit of Vintage Holiday Cards from the HSW Collection and Holiday Sale : 11/ 20-12/12, Saturdays 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-4pm. 20 Comeau Dr, Woodstock. 10:00 AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Decorate for the Birds. Learn about common winter birds and create fun and simple bird feeders to decorate outdoor trees that will feed the birds. Recommended for adults and children ages 5 and older. Website: www.hhnaturemuseum.orgHudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $5, 534-5506, ext. 204.

ishable food items (please, no glass containers). Bring your items when you attend a show or simply drop them by.All donations will benefit Hudson Valley families.The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, 8763088 x12. 3rd Annual “Prescription for Hunger” Food Drive. From November 26th-December 12th. Village Apothecary in Saugerties and Woodstock Apothecary in Woodstock will be facilitating a food drive benefiting the residents and pets of each community. Websites: www.saugertiesrx. com orwww.mywoodstockrx.com Woodstock Apothecary, 79 Tinker St, Woodstock, 679-0790 or 247-0010. Woodcrest Bruderhof’s Annual Senior Citizen’s New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance (12/31, 8pm-12:30am). Dinner, dancing, cash bar & midnight celebration. Reservations req. The party is limited to 200 guests. RSVP to 331-4386. The Hillside Manor Restaurant, Rt 32, Kingston.  door. Advance reservations required. Website: www.orangecountynyparks.com Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 New York 416, Montgomery, 615-3833. 10:00 AM Knimble Knitters. Bring your knitting or crochet. Beginners welcome! Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 40 Center St, Ellenville, 647-5530. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM 3rd Annual “Bells on Broadway” Arts & Crafts Show and Children’s Holiday Festival. Live music, storytelling, a Festival of Wreaths, Santaƒ_Ts Workshop, photos with Santa and a holiday-themed arts & crafts show. Ritz Theater Lobby, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, $5, 562-6940 ext. 110 or www.ritztheaternewburgh.org. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Rites of PassageWorkshop for Girls. With Therese Bimka and Sally Schwager. For young ladies, ages 11 - 13. Reg. required. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $110, 255-1559. 10:00 AM Stroke of the Pen Writers’ Group. Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 40 Center St, Ellenville, 647-5530.

10:00 AM -5:00 PM Olive Free Library Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Show. 20+ craft and gift vendors featuring handmade gifts, jewelry, glassware, pillows, scarves, jellies/jams, soaps, pottery lunch and baked goods sale. Route 28A, West Shokan.

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Pine Hill Holiday Fair. A day of food, games, children’s activities and fun. Local arts, crafts and products will be for sale, as well as handmade holiday ornaments and arrangements. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 254-5469.

10:00 AM -12:00 AM Sinterklaas Celebration Day. Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck.

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 687-7023.

10:00 AM-4:00 PM “Book Sale.” Friends of the Starr Library is hosting this Holiday Boutique & Book Sale: find holiday treasures for the house, tree & table, plus gift-worthy books. Website: www.starrlibrary.org Starr Library, 68 W. Market St, Rhinebeck, 876-4030. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday Gift Bag Sale. Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, 338-2239. 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Woodstock Library Holiday Sale. Gift books for all ages and tastes. Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock, 679-2213 or www.woodstock.org. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables - Beacon Hill Loop. Aged 18 and above. No reservations required. A moderate, 7-mile hike, led by Tonda Highley (255-9933). Mohonk Preserve, West Trapps Trailhead, New Paltz, $10, 255-0919 or www. mohonkpreserve.org. 10:00 AM-11:30 AM An “Introduction to The Sedona Method” Workshop. Meets the first Saturday morning of each month from 10 11:30am. The Art Society of Kingston, Kingston, ASKforArts.org. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Accord Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Fair & Luncheon. Snowdate 12/5. Acord Fire House, Social Hall, Main St, Accord, 901-5548 or 626-5854. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM New Knitting Group Forming in New Paltz. Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz. 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Santa’s Attic Gift Shop. Jewelry & Bake Sale. United Reformed Church, Bloomington. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM A Child’s Christmas. Drop in for Christmas stories and treats for children age 3-10. Website: www.friendsofclermont.org Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave, Germantown, $3 /child, 518-537-4240. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM 3rd Annual“Bells on Broadway”Arts & Crafts Show and Children’s Holiday Festival. Live music, storytelling, a Festival of Wreaths, Santa’s Workshop, photos with Santa and a holiday-themed arts & crafts show. Website: www.safe-harbors.org Ritz Theater Lobby, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, 562-6940 ext. 110 or jhenley@safe-harbors.org.

10:00 AM-4:00 PM 4th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Featuring over 40 local craftpeople. (Snow date, Dec 5) Marbletown Elementary School, 12 Pine Bush Rd, Stone Ridge, $1 /ages 12 & over, 687-4433 or totallycre8tive@aol.com. 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Hosted by Kingston Women in Black. Meet outside United States Post Office, Cornell Street, Kingston. 10:30 AM Free Class: “Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna” w/PR. Gitaprana.Vivekananda Retreat, 101 Leggett Rd, , Stone Ridge, 687-4574. 10:30 AM Level IIYoga with Linda. Shaktiyogawoodstock.com or 679-0706. On-going. Shakti Yoga of Woodstock, 1685 Sawkill Rd, Zena. 10:30 AM Super Saturday: Holiday Performance: Flute Sweet & Tickletoons - Green Golly and the Treasure of Light. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston, 331-0507 ext. 7. 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Annual Holiday Party. Enjoy favorite foods of the season prepared by members to be shared by friends and members. Unique holiday items will be brought in to share their unique holiday celebrations. Open to the public. 1841 Historic Court House, 101 Main St, Goshen, 291-2388. 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Candle Wax Recycling Drop-Off. Accepting citronella candles, glass container candles and all candle waxes. Ongoing every Saturday. Free Spirit of Woodstock Store/The Reggae Store, 69 Tinker St, Woodstock, 246-1625. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 10th Annual Junior League of Kingston’s Holly Berry Trail. Features extended previews of private homes in Ulster County that are fully decorated in holiday splendor inside and out. Proceeds will fund the League’s community service projects. Website:www.juniorleaguekingston.org Kingston, $30, jlkny1@ gmail.com. 11:00 AM Pinnochio. Performed by The CENTER’S own Kids on Stage Performance workshop, directed by Lisa Lynds. Website: www. centerforperformingarts.org The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $8 /adult, $6 /child, 876-3080.

10:00 AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Decorate for the Birds. Learn about common winter birds, then make a few simple festive feeders to take home. Website: www.hhnaturemuseum. org Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall, 534-5506 ext 204.

11:00 AM-7:00 PM Pine Hill Art and Craft Shop. Catskill Mountain arts and crafts for sale, refreshments, hot coffee, and family hang-out time. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 254-5304 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org.

10:00 AM Wreath and Holiday Decorating Workshop. Receive step by step instructions on how to create a holiday wreath to adorn your front

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Storytime in the Deyo House. Local actor & storyteller will delight kids with a variety of multi-cultural holiday favorites,


including many loved standards & others such as El Regalo de Navidad (The Christmas Gift) & the story of the Maccabees triumph & theHanukkah miracle. Deyo House, Huguenot St, New Paltz, free, 255-1660 or www.huguenotstreet.org. 11:00 AM-3:30 PM Mohonk Preserve - Giant’s Workshop Winter Hike. A moderate, 6-mile hike, with scrambling. Bring lunch and water and dress for the weather. Children ages 12 and up are welcome with adult. Call for meeting location and reservations. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, $10, 255-0919 or www.mohonkpreserve.org. 11:00 AM 3rd Annual Holiday Coat Drive, Fundraiser and Tree Lighting. Silent auction, photos with Santa. Water Street Market, 10 Main St, New Paltz, 255-1403. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Christmas Quest. Children will search through the grand Deyo House looking for Christmas themed clues (vintage cards, stockings, antique cookie cutters) Ages 5 and up. Holiday treats and warm cider will be provided back at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center uponcompletion. Deyo House, Huguenot St, New Paltz, $7 /child, 255-1660 or www.huguenotstreet.org. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday House Tour. Visit Olana for Christmas with the Churches, a look at how the Family spent theHoliday at home. Last tour starts promptly at 3PM.Website: www.olana. org Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 518-828-0135. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Sinterklaas Day in Rhinebeck. The Rhinebeck Reformed Church will be selling lunch during the during the children’s ‘crowns and branches’ workshop for the evening parade. Lunch will be reasonably priced with children in mind. There will betables and chairs for eating comfort. Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St, Rhinebeck, 876-7163. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Photos with Vintage Santa. Photos by professional photographer France Menk. $15 per sitting. Website: www.huguenotstreet.org Jean Hasbrouck House, Huguenot St, New Paltz, 255-1660. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday Market at Bethel Woods. Local artisan craft and food vendors, a holiday tree and wreath sale, plus live music, warm fires, toasting marshmallows, hot cider, children’s arts and crafts. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Museum Event Gallery, Bethel, 11:30 AM Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner. There will be 2 seatings ar 11:30a & 1pm. Hosted by the Kiwanis Clubs. Seating is limited. RSVP as soon as possible. John A. Coleman High School, Hurley Ave, Kingston, free, 336-5959 or 336-6071. 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Christmas in the Village. Local carolers and dancers fill the village with holiday cheer. Website: www.museumvillage. org Museum Village of Old Smith’s Clove, 1010 Rte 17, Monroe, 782-8247. 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Bevier House Museum Christmas Candlelight Tours. Live classical music, candlelight, the museum shop and light refreshments. Trained Museum Educators, dressed in period costumes will describe how the Bevier Family would have celebrated. Bevier House Museum, Route 209, Hurley, $5 /individual, $20 /family, 338-5614. 12:00 PM-5:00 PM 73rd Annual Open House. Kingston Model Railroad. Kingston Model Railroad Club, Susan St, Kingston, $6 /adult, $1 /child under 12, 334-8233 or catman5308@ yahoo.com. 12:00 PM-6:00 PM Byrdcliffe Shop Holiday Showcase: Serena van Rensselaer, jewelry designer. Serena will display a large selection of her beautiful silver and gold jewelry. www.serenavr. com Byrdcliffe Shop, 34 Tinker St, Woodstock, 679-2079. 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Art in the Barn. Young artists (ages 3-5) and their caregivers/friends are welcome. Come promptly at 12pm to participate in the 12-1pm music, story-telling, dance and movement portion; 1-4pm is drop-in open art studio time to unleash the creativity. Olana State Historic Site, Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 518-828-1872. 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Cold Spring by Candlelight: Holiday Festival and House Tours. Tours of 12 unique and historic houses and sites in the Village & nearby Nelsonville. Expect carolers, holiday music concerts, visits from Old St. Nick, and holiday storytelling. Proceeds go toPartners with PARC. Cold Spring Village Hall, 85 Main St, Cold Spring, $25 /adult, $20 /senior, $21 /child 12 & under, www.ColdSpringbyCandlelight.com. 12:00 PM-7:00 PM Handmade for the Holidays, Starving Artist’s Sale. Browse among the many unique and beautiful wares of local artists. Website: www.wallkillriverschool.com Wallkill River School and Art Gallery, 232 Ward St, Montgomery, 457-2787. 12:30 PM - 2:30PM The 2011 Kingston Calendar Reception. Seasonal refreshments will be served and calendars will be handed out! The reception is being held during”Christmas on the Rondout” , in which other activities in the rondout district will be taking place: Children’s holiday ornament workshop at the Hudson River Maritime Museum; The Trolley Museum Santa Run; & Local historian Ed Ford is signing his newest book “street why’s: anecdotes and lore of kingston, ny” at the Visitors Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM 10th Annual Junior League of Kingston’s Holly BerryTrail. Features extended previews of private homes in Ulster County that are fully decorated in holiday splendor inside and out. Proceeds will fund the League’s community

Ulster Publishing’s alm@ nac service projects. Website:www.juniorleaguekingston.org Kingston, $30, jlkny1@gmail.com. 1:00 PM-3:00 PM WinterTales: Stories and Family Art Workshop. Presented by Woodstock Town Historian Richard Heppner. Historical Society of Woodstock, 20 Comeau Dr, Woodstock. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Santa’s Run. Santa has some special presents that he will be giving to our young visitors. Everyone under 12 rides free.Santa will accept donations and he will make sure they find a worthy recipient.Trolley Museum, 89 East Strand, Kingston, 331-3399. 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Holiday Sale Party - Not To Be Missed! 12/4 & 12/5, 1-5pm. Crafts, jewelry, artwork, scarves and more. Refreshments. Directions: take Rock City Rd to Lower Byrdcliffe to WileyLLn, 1st house on left.914-466-9027 7 Wiley Lane, Woodstock. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM FHK Museum Shop Holiday Sale. Featuring items of regional interest including c. 1880 Bird’s Eye View Map of Kingston and autographed copies of “Street Whys: Anecdotes and Lore of Kingston, N.Y.” by City Historian Edwin M. Ford. Friends of Historic KingstonMuseum, corner Wall-Main Sts, Kingston, 339-0720; www.folk.org.. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Farm Film Fest III: A film festival highlighting farms, farming, and farming issues and with an emphasis on the region. Crandell Theatre, 48 Main St, Chatham, 518392-3331. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Wilderstein’s Holiday Tour. The mansion is transformed into a magical holiday spectacular, decorated by local designers and florists. Website: www.wilderstein.org. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck, 876-4818. 1:00 PM Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner. There will be 2 seatings ar 11:30a & 1pm. Hosted by the Kiwanis Clubs. Seating is limited. RSVP as soon as possible. John A. Coleman High School, Hurley Ave, Kingston, free, 336-5959 or 336-6071. 1:00 PM -9:00 PM Winter Studio Sale. Open Artist Studios, work for sale at off the easel pricing. Refine your shopping.Free open to the public.The Shirt Factory 77 Cornell St Kingston. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM “The Holiday Salon Show.” Group show.Holiday refreshments will be served. Show runs through January 22, 2011. Gallery hours are: Monday 11-5:30; Tuesday-Friday 10-5:30; Saturday 10-5:00; Sunday 1-4pm until Christmas. For more information, please 2551241 or markgrubergallery.com. The Mark Gruber Gallery,New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz. 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Legacy Farm Co-Housing Informational Meeting. 1:00pm for newcomer orientation. Website: www.legacyfarmcohousing.org Rosendale Rec. Center, Rte 32, Rosendale, 339-2526 or gai.galitzine@gmail.com. 2:00 PM Poetry Event! Featured poets: Vyt Bakaitis and Nancy Kuhl.R&F Handmade Paints, The Gallery, 84 Ten Broeck Ave, Kingston, $5 / suggested donation, www.rfpaints.com. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Creating Ornaments with Fairylady Carol Saltzman. Part of a free workshop series. The materials fee varies with what you use; bring your own materials as well. Register by calling 255-5482 before Friday. Unframed Artists Galley, 173 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM DAR Montgomery House Open House. Revolutionary War re-enactor Gary Petagine will portray General Richard Montgomery. Letters written by General Montgomery will be read at 2:30pm and 3:30pm. DAR Montgomery House, 77 Livingston St, Rhinebeck, 876-6326. 2:30 PM-5:30 PM Holiday Window Unveiling. This year set designer and artist, PAUL O’CONNOR, creates the magic. bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, 6423 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck. 3:00 PM The Jimmy Sturr Holiday Spectacular 2010. Enjoy seasonal favorites with Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra. Website: www.middletownparamount.com Paramount Theatre, 17 South St, Middletown, $39, $32, 346-4195. 3:00 PM Tuba Christmas. Participants register at noon & rehearse at 1pm.Website: www.sunyulster.edu SUNY Ulster, Clinton Hall, Stone Ridge, free, 800-724-0833. 3:30 PM Dufflebag Theater presents “A Christmas Carol”. Doctorow Center for the Arts, Rte. 23A, Hunter, $8 /adults, $6 /children, 518-263-2063. 4:00 PM Catskill Cornucopia presents a Free Panel Discussion on fundraising and resource development at the community level from two local experts in the field: Jan Jaffe, a Senior Director at the Ford Foundation, and the Catskill Center’s Regional Planner PeterManning. 586-2611 or e-mail: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Cookie Swap with Molly O’Neill - One Big Table. Bake up a batch, and bring your cookies — with a copy of the recipe — to a book signing cookie swap. Oblong Books & Music, 26 Main St, Millerton, 518-789-3797. 4:00 PM It’s a Wonderful Life. RAG’s second annual radio-style staged play of a Holiday classic will be performed live. Followed by “Feasting on Funnybones, Holiday Hellllp” will strut their very funnystuff at 4 pm in The Coffee House. Suggested Donation $5. Carriage House at RAG, 76 MAIN, Roxbury. 4:00 PM Library Event: Storytelling and Singing Duo Flute Sweet and Tickletoon will

perform their program “Little Kids Little Songs.” Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org. 4:00 PM Holiday Read “It’s A Wonderful Life.” 2nd annual radio-style staged reading of a famous Christmas work. Featuring local actors and sound effect teams. Website:www. roxburyartsgroup.org. RoxburyArts Group’s 76 MAIN!, Carriage House, Stamford, $10, 607-326-7908. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Opening Reception: Images of the Ashokan Watershed. Photography Exhibit. Refreshments and live entertainment. Website: www.cceulster.org Cornell Cooperative Extension, Education Center, 10 Westbrook Ln, Kingston, 340-3990. 5:00 PM Hannukah Party. Havdala Service then the Hanukka Par ty, Latkahs and lots of fun. Bring a desert to share, kosher dairy or parve. Silent auction, 50/50. Kerhonkson Synagogue Jewish Center, Old Minnewaska Trail, Kerhonkson, 626-2530. 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Opening Reception: Shadow-Walks Kingston. Artist Viv Corringham’s sound project Shadow-walks Kingston. Part of Ione’s 15th Annual Dream Festival. Deep Listening Space, Shirt Factory, 77 Cornell St, Kingston, 338-5984 or www.deeplistening.org. 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Opening Reception:Trinkets - A Members’ Exhibit. The show will display small works of art, 12”x12” maximum, at affordable prices. Website: www.askforarts.org Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston, 338-0331. 5:00 PM 14th Annual Winter Walk in Hudson. Along the way, walkers will find plenty of street action and loads of music and dance. Free Trolleys will run in both directions on Columbia Street from 5 pm to8:30 pm, and will make stops at the waterfront parking lots and the Consolidated Firehouse lot. 518-822-1438 or visit www.hudsonoperahouse.org and click on ?Winter Walk? for a map and schedule, directions, and information about lodging and restaurants. 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Art Reception: Art @ Home. Group Show. Exhibits through 1/8/2011. Special musical guests Jane Scarpantoni and Duke McVinnie.At Home Antiques & Gallery, 81 Broadway, Kingston, 919-749-1935. 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Opening Reception: Holiday Boutique. Special Crafts. Esopus Library, Duck Pond Gallery, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, 338-5580 or www.scenichudson.org. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Opening Reception: Photography Exhibit to Feature Images of the Ashokan Watershed. Refreshments and live entertainment.Website: www.cceulster.org Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County, 10 Westbrook Ln, Kingston, 340-3990. 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Cookie/Bake Sale. Homemade cookies and breads. Sugar-free cookies available. Cookies are $5 per pound.All proceeds benefit the St. Joseph’s Religious Education Program. St. Joesph’s School, Gymnasium, corner of Wall & Pearl Sts, Kingston, 331-4391. 5:30 PM Holiday Tree Lighting. Featuring carols, hot soup, and a visit from Santa. Join Santa to light the tree and sing some carols. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Fire Department’s toy drive. Website: www.highfallscivic. org/events.html High Falls Community Church, Rt. 32, High Falls. 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Artful Appetizers & Conversation. Featuring guest Robert Rodriguez, Jr, landscape photographer, with Cornelia Seckel publisher of Art Times. RSVP. Mill Street Loft, Gallery 45, 45 Pershing Ave, Poughkeepsie, free, 471-7477. 5:30 PM-7:30 PM Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner. $9 Seniors, $5 ages 5-10. Reservations recommended, 883-7992 or 255-1633. Proceeds benefit Elks Charities. New Paltz Elks Lodge, Rt. 32 South, New Paltz. 5:30 PM-9:30 PM Twilight Holiday & Dinner Tour. Stroll the grounds by candlelight and return to the museum pavillion for a historically inspired four-course holiday dinner presented by Chef Charlie Fells from The Artist’s Palate. Website: www.lgny.org Samuel Morse Historic Site, Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, $100 /person, $700 /table of 8, 454-4500. 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Dreams For Alice - a musical by Gilbert Hetherwick. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties, free. 6:30 PM-10:00 PM Hudson Valley Gamers Event. Sudbury School, 84 Zena Road, Kingston, 679-4282 or www.hudsonvalleygamers.org. 6:30 PM Fourth Night of Hanukkah.Grand Hanukkah Menorah Lighting and Celebration. Hanukkah gelt, latkas, doughnuts and a hot dairy dinner. Music, arts and crafts. Agudas Achim 254 Lucas Av For more info and reservations www.ChabadUlsterCounty.org .Suggested donation $8/adult, children are free ~ All children will recieve a gift.For more info or if you need a Menorah, Candles or Draidel E-mail: l  Rabbiab@ChabadUlsterCounty.orgor Web site:    www.ChabadUlsterCounty.orgChabad of Ulster County,19 Janet St, Kingston. 7:00 PM Public Menorah Lighting in Dutchess County. Rhinebeck Savings Parking Lot, Rhinebeck. Hosted by the Rhinebeck Jewish Ctr.  7:00 PM Candlelight Christmas: Holiday Tour of the Deyo House. Enjoy the house by

December 2, 2010 • Page 3 the soft light of candles and Christmas light and see the Broadheads preparing for a turnof-the-century holiday celebration. Tours at 7pm, 7:30pm and 8pm. Website: www.huguenotstreet.org Deyo House, Huguenot St, New Paltz, $14, 255-1660. 7:00 PM Live @ The Falcon. Frahm, Moutin, & Hoenig “Together.” Opening Act: Akie Bermiss. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, 236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. 7:00 PM The Nutcracker. Presented by the Orange County Ballet Theater. Website: www. theocbt.com Orange County Ballet Theatre, 136 Lakeside Plaza, Newburgh, $15, 562-6750. 7:00 PM Barbara Dempsey & Company with special guests. High Falls Café, Route 213, High Falls, 687-2699. 7:00 PM Ars Choralis: 15th Annual Holiday Concert. Welcome Yule: Go Tell it on the Mountain. Featuring: Bob Shaut, Saxophonist. The Hudson Valley Youth Chorale. Website: www.arschoralis.org Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wurts St, Kingston, $20, barbara@ bennedum.org. 7:00 PM Live Music at Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub. Al Guart on saxes, Allen Murphy on upright bass and Lenny Pace on drums.Website: www.catskillmtlodge.com. Catskill Mountain Lodge, Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub, 334 Route 32a, Palenville, 518-678-3101. 7:30 PM Fourth Night Hanukkah Concert with Robert Micha’el Esformes. Mountainview Studio,Woodstock, $15/door. 7:30 PM-10:30 PM Hudson Valley English Country Dance. Workshop at 7pm. Caller: Mary Jones Band. All dances will be taught and called by Mary Jones. Come alone or with friends.Wear comfortable shoes. Potluck refreshments will be served at thebreak.679-8587 or www.hudsonvalleydances.org. Reformed Church of Port Ewen, Salem Rd off 9W, Port Ewen, $10 /adults, $5 /full time students. 7:30 PM Kairos: A Consort of Singers. Under the direction of Dr. Edward, will present performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s early Baroque masterpiece Vespers for the Blessed Virgin (Vespers of 1610). Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, $20 /adult, $15 /senior, $7 /student. 7:30 PM-11:00 PM “Sam Cooke: Where You Been Baby.” Stella May Gallery Theatre, 5 Sterling St, Suite 301, Kingston, $10, 331-7955. 7:30 PM A Christmas Carol. The Ulster Ballet Company (UBC) will present a unique rendition of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Website: www. ulsterballet.org. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, $15 /adult, $12 /senior/ child, 339-6088 or www.upac.org. 7:30 PM Hudson Valley Folk Guilds’ Kingston Coffee House. Featured performer will be Bruce Blair. Open mic performers may sign up at 7:00pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Sawkill Rd, Kingston, $5, 340 - 9462. 7:30 PM Reach for the Sky. Written by Joe Cosentino. Directed by Michael Schiralli. A wedding between an Italian American and a WASP in 1970’s New Jersey results in hilarious chaos. Seating is limited, so please reserve ahead. Grace Church, Parish Hall, 3328 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, $15, 235-9885 or halfmoon@drakreate.org. 7:30 PM The Marc Black Band & The Amy Fradon Band. $20. Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Bearsville, 679 4406 or www.bearsvilletheater.com. 8:00 PM The Roches with a Holiday Twist. Website: www.theegg.org The Egg, Center for Performing Arts, Albany, $29.50, 518-473-1845. 8:00 PM Beyond Beautiful. A new comedy by Laura Shaine. Presented by Actors & Writers. World Premiere Reading. Website: www. actorsandwriters.com Donations welcome. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, 658-8989. 8:00 PM Songs From the Silver Screen. A gala benefit concert for the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission Film Center capital campaign.Web site: www.woodstockfilmfestival.com Kleinert/James Art Center, 34 Tinker St, Woodstock, 679-4265. 8:00 PM A Christmas Carol. An all-new rendition of the perennial favorite, Charles Dickens’ classic tale featuring Scrooge, the Cratchits, Tiny Tim, some unusual ghosts and your favorite holiday carols! The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $20 /adult, $18 /senior/child, 876-3080 or www. centerforperformingarts.org. 8:00 PM Jazz Band Concert. The SUNY Orange Jazz Band will holds its annual winter concert. Website: www.sunyorange.edu. SUNY Orange, Orange Hall Theatre, Middletown, free, 341-4787. 8:00 PM Zaloom. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484. 8:30 PM-1:00 AM Freestyle Frolic Community Dance. Alcohol free, smoke free, and drug free. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Knights of Columbus Hall, 389 Broadway, Kingston, $5 /adult, $2 /senior/teens, free / child under 12, 658-8319. 8:30 PM Anthony Nisi Solo. No cover. Hyde Park Brewing Co, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, 229-8277.


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Page 4 • December 2, 2010 9:00 PM Smokey Fish Honey &The Bergkamp Bros. The Colony Café, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, 679-5342. 9:00 PM First Saturday Blues Show. Upstart Blues All Stars: Petey Hop (guitar), Bob Jager (bass) and Brad Scribner (drums) plus special guests. No cover. Skytop Steakhouse & Brewing Co, 237 Forest Hill Dr, Kingston, 340-4277. 9:00 PM Marc Black. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $20, 679-4406 or www. bearsvilletheater.com.

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Mid-Hudson ADK Hike: Sterling Forest. Difficult 9 mi hike. Leader: Barry Skura 914-779-0936 or Bskura@optonline.net. Entire Sterling Ridge Trail from Route 511 to 17A at fast pace. Visit fire tower, with great panoramic views.Contact leader for meeting time and place. Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables - Breakneck Ridge. Aged 18 and above. No reservations required. A strenuous, 8-mile hike, led by Gary Curasi (534-2885). Call leader for the meeting place, time and fee. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, 255-0919 or www.mohonkpreserve.org. 7:00 AM-1:00 PM Cookie/Bake Sale. Homemade cookies and breads. Sugar-free cookies available. Cookies are $5 per pound.All proceeds benefit the St. Joseph’s Religious Education Program. St. Joesph’s School, Gymnasium, corner of Wall & Pearl Sts, Kingston, 331-4391. 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Toy Drive for Needy Children. Bring a toy and help bring a smile to the face of some of the local children who need help. HighWoods Sportsmens Club, Highwoods Zena Rd, Woodstock, 331-7241. 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Woodstock Yoga (General Level) with Barbara Boris. Develop strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. This General Level class is open to all students of Yoga. Mt. View Studio, Woodstock, $15, 679-3728. 10:00 AM-2:00 PM RosendaleWinter Farmers’ Market. Full house of regional farmers & food producers. Live music. Rosendale Community Center, 1055 Rt 32, Rosendale, 334-0819. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. Receive a grapevine wreath at your starting winery, then collect a holiday ornament as you visit each winery. Sample foods and wines. Purchase tickets online: www.shawangunkwinetrail.com Hudson Valley, 256-8456. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday Gift Bag Sale. Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, 338-2239. 10:30 AM Birds - Our Endangered Allies. Each of the bird lectures in this series will be unique, with different stories. This sermon will focus on the Crow Council phenomenon and its spiritual significance to Middletown and to human beings all over North America. MiddletownUnitarian Universalist Church, 6 Orchard St, Middletown, 343-3858. 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Free Sunday Morning Meditation. Sitting and walking meditation. Ongoing on Sundays. Sky Lake Lodge, Mountain Rd & Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale, free, 658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org. 10:30 AM Free Bhagavad Gita & Meditation w/ PR.Gitaprana.Vivekananda Retreat, 101 Leggett Rd, , Stone Ridge, 687-4574. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday House Tour. Visit Olana for Christmas with the Churches, a look at how the Family spent theHoliday at home. Last tour starts promptly at 3pm.Website: www.olana. org Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 518-828-0135. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday Market at Bethel Woods. Local artisan craft and food vendors, a holiday tree and wreath sale, plus live music, warm fires, toasting marshmallows, hot cider, children’s arts and crafts. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Museum Event Gallery, Bethel. 11:00 AM Artist’s Way Group. Group discussions based on Julia Cameron’s self improvement workbook: The Artist’s Way. All are welcome. No charge. Donations appreciated. Arts Society of Kingston, Member’s Lounge, 97 Broadway, Kingston, 338-0331. 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Frozendale Daze Return to Rosendale. 5th Annual Winter Gift Sale, live music, and homemade treats. Town Hall: free mugs of hot cocoa and photos with Santa Claus. Rosendale Library: offering origami instruction. Redwing Blackbird Theatre: puppet museum. The Old Cigar Factory, Main St, Rosendale. 12:00 PM-5:00 PM 73rd Annual Open House. Kingston Model Railroad. Kingston Model Railroad Club, Susan St, Kingston, $6 /adult, $1 /child under 12, 334-8233 or catman5308@yahoo.com. 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Christmas in the Village. Local carolers and dancers fill the village with holiday cheer. Website: www.museumvillage. org Museum Village of Old Smith’s Clove, 1010 Rte 17, Monroe, 782-8247. 12:00 PM-7:00 PM Handmade for the Holidays, Starving Artist’s Sale. Browse among the many unique and beautiful wares of local artists. Website: www.wallkillriverschool.com Wallkill River School and Art Gallery, 232 Ward St, Montgomery, 457-2787.

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Bevier House Museum Christmas Candlelight Tour. Live classical music, candlelight, the museum shop and light refreshments. Trained Museum Educators, dressed in period costumes will describe how the Bevier Family would have celebrated. Bevier House Museum, Route 209, Hurley, $5 /individual, $20 /family, 338-5614.

ulsterballet.org. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, $15 /adult, $12 /senior/ child, 339-6088 or www.upac.org.

12:00 PM-5:30 PM Saugerties Annual Holiday in theVillage. Santa’s Palatine Christmas visit at the Kiersted House, business discounts, window decorating contest, strolling costumed carolers, free horse drawn carriage rides, ice sculpture demo, and a tree lighting at the day’s end. www. welcometosaugerties.com Village of Saugerties, Saugerties, 246-0553 or nancyo@hvc.rr.com.

2:00 PM Author Talk and Book Signing: Ted Gup. Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness - And Trove of Letters - Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression. Booksigning to follow the presentation. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Henry A. Wallace Visitor andEducation Center, 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, free, 486-7745.

12:30 PM-3:30 PM Pine Hill Art and Craft Shop. Catskill Mountain arts and crafts for sale, refreshments, hot coffee, and family hang-out time. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 254-5304 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 12:30 PM A Christmas Carol. An unique dinner show - actors and carolers bring scenes from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to life. The matinee will include a three course brunch prepared by Chef/Owner Brian Murphy.Reservations must be pre-paid. Inn at Stone Ridge, 3805 MainSt, Stone Ridge, $69, 687-0736. 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Advent Discussion Group Series, Saving Jesus. A four part DVD program featuring contemporary theologians speaking on the topic of Jesus. Successive Sundays, December 12, and December 19. All are welcome. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Route 212, Woodstock,679-8800. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Victorian Wreaths & Kissing Ball Making Workshop. Mary Hughes, caretaker of the Olana flower garden, will be teaching the art of creating Victorian wreaths & kissing balls in this hands-on class. Exquisite natural materials will be provided as well as artistic addons. Reg.regrd.Website: www.olana.org Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, $10 /adult, 518-828-1872, x109. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Santa’s Run At the Trolley Museum. Everyone under 12 rides free. Trolley Museum, 89 East Strand, Kingston, 331-3399. 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Make Your Own Paper for Children. Bring your children to make their own paper. his program is best for children aged seven to eleven years old. RSVP Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New Paltz, $8 /per car, 255-0752. 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Holiday Sale Party - Not To Be Missed! 12/4 & 12/5, 1-5pm. Crafts, jewelry, artwork, scarves and more. Refreshments. Directions: take Rock City Rd to Lower Byrdcliffe to WileyLLn, 1st house on left.914-466-9027 7 Wiley Lane, Woodstock. 1:00 PM Holiday Candlelight Festival. Lighting of memorial candles and the reading of tributes. This year’s Candlelight Award will be presented to Carole C. Chambers. Snow date is Dec. 12. Res. Reqrd. Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Val-Kill, Rte. 9G, Poughkeepsie, 454-0811. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Wilderstein’s Holiday Tour. The mansion is transformed into a magical holiday spectacular, decorated by local designers and florists. Website: www.wilderstein.org. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck, 876-4818. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Annual Christmas Tea. Presented by the Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley. Jacob T. Walden House, Walden, 778-7772. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Historical Society of Woodstock Exhibit of Vintage Holiday Cards from the HSW Collection and Holiday Sale : 11/ 2012/12, Saturdays 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-4pm. 20 Comeau Dr, Woodstock. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Holiday Gift Bag Sale. Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, 338-2239. 1:30PM Hanukkah Happening at Temple Emanuel. An event for the whole family, join us for our annual holiday celebration, enjoy latkes, games, booths, crafts, jewelry, raffles, & other last-minute Chanukah gifts.  Temple Emanuel , 243 Albany Avenue , Kingston , 338-4271x101. 1:30 PM AnimalTracking Adventure. Guided by tracker Greg Perantoni to look for animal tracks in the snow and observe clues to what animal made the tracks.Meet 1:30 p.m. at the Shady Lane entrance to the preserve. Directions are at www.esopuscreek.org. Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, Saugerties. 2:00 PM 1st Sunday Free Gallery Tour of Binary Visions: 19th-century Woven Coverlets from the Collection of Historic Huguenot Street. Exhibits through 12/12. SUNY New Paltz, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, free, 257-3844 or www.newpaltz.edu/museum. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Manitoga/The RusselWright Design Center. Annual Holiday Open House. Ring in the season and shop for holiday gifts with Manitoga family and friends at our holiday potluck honoring our volunteers for their hard work this year.Manitoga/The Russel Wright DesignCenter, 584 Route 9D, Garrison, 424-3812 or www.russelwrightcenter.org. 2:00 PM Screening: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, free, 658-8989. 2:00 PM A Christmas Carol. The Ulster Ballet Company (UBC) will present a unique rendition of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Website: www.

2:00 PM Gallery Tour: Binary Visions: 19thCentury Woven Coverlets. From the Collection of Historic Huguenot Street. Website: www. newpaltz.edu/museum SUNY New Paltz, The Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, free, 257-3844.

2:00 PM-4:00 PM The Merry Minstrels and Olana’s Annual Holiday Bonfire. Take a late afternoon holiday tour, enjoy a winter sunset, enjoy the company of neighbors and warm up at the bonfire while enjoying the sounds of traditional Victorian caroling performed by The MerryMinstrels. Website: www.olana.org Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, $10 /adult, 518-828-0135. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Audition Notice: “A Christmas Party.” Performances are Thursday – Saturday, December 16 – 18 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 19 at 2:00. For info, call 586-1660 or e-mail openeye@catskill.net. If you are unable to attend at the scheduled audition times, an alternate appointment date and time may be arranged. The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville.  2:30 PM The Nutcracker. Presented by the Orange County Ballet Theater. Website: www. theocbt.com Orange County Ballet Theatre, 136 Lakeside Plaza, Newburgh, $15, 562-6750. 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Saugerties Pro Musica. Saugerties United Methodist Church, Washington Ave, Saugerties, $12 /adult, $10 /senior, free / student, 3:00 PM Mic & Nic Read Sedaris. They will read excerpts from David Sedaris’ new book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. “This one isn’t fuzzy-cuddly, so you might want to leavethe wee tykes at home.” Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston, free. 3:00 PM Staged Reading: The Lion in Winter. Presented by The Over The Pond to Poughkeepsie Ensemble. Mid Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main St, Poughkeepsie, $10. 3:00 PM Shades of Blu Concert. Admission includes the show, wine and cheeseand a free gift! Vassar College, Alumnae House, Poughkeepsie, $25, www.vassar.edu. 3:00 PM Kairos: A Consort of Singers. Under the direction of Dr. Edward, will present performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s early Baroque masterpiece Vespers for the Blessed Virgin (Vespers of 1610). Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, $20 /adult, $15 /senior, $7 /student. 3:00 PM “Hudson Valley Holiday.” West Point Band and Special Guests will perform. Website: www.westpointband.com West Point, Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point, free, 938-2617. 3:00 PM Saugerties Pro Musica. Concert by the Raspberry Fiddlers. Website: www. saugertiespromusica.org Saugerties United Methodist Church, corner of Washington Ave & Post St, Saugerties, $12, $10 /adult, free / student, 246-5021. 3:00 PM Hudson River Playback Theatre presents “No More Bullying” Program! Talk about bullying and anti-bullying tactics. Gardiner Library, Community Room, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-1255. 3:00 PM Collegium Musicum. The ensemble for early music will present a program entitled Music from Shakespeare’s Time. Website: www.newpaltz.edu SUNY New Paltz, Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall, New Paltz, $8, $6, $3, 257-2700. 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Multi Cultural Holiday Party. Livia & Bill Vanaver & friends from The Vanaver Caravan will perform holiday songs from around the world, and there will be crafts for the kids and our famous International Dessert Table. Ellenville Library, 40 Center St, Ellenville. 3:00 PM Ars Choralis: 15th Annual Holiday Concert. Welcome Yule: Go Tell it on the Mountain. Featuring: Bob Shaut, Saxophonist. The Hudson Valley Youth Chorale. Website: www.arschoralis.org Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wurts St, Kingston, $20, barbara@bennedum.org. 3:00 PM A Christmas Carol. An all-new rendition of the perennial favorite, Charles Dickens’ classic tale featuring Scrooge, the Cratchits, Tiny Tim, some unusual ghosts and your favorite holiday carols! The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $20 /adult, $18 /senior/child, 876-3080 or www. centerforperformingarts.org. 3:30 PM Tower Music Series: “Celebrating the Life of John A. Davis, Jr.” The Camerata Chorale will present a program commemorating and celebrating the life of John A. Davis, Jr. Website: www.camerata-chorale.org Poughkeepsie Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, $10, 256-1290 or info@camerata-chorale.org.

Heiress in the Nazi Resistance.” Fletcher Gallery, Tinker St, Woodstock. 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Free Feldendrais Gentle Exercise Class. Led by Tatiana Light. On-going. Community Room, 8 Woodstock Meadows Ln, Woodstock, 679-6299. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Art Reception: Holiday Art Exhibit & Sale. Website: www.millstreetloft. org Mill Street Loft, Gallery 45, 45 Pershing Ave, Poughkeepsie, free, 471-7477. 4:00 PM “Feasting on Funny Bones: Holiday Hellll.P!” Holiday-toned comedy show with Joyce St. George and Frank Canavan. RSVP. Website:www.roxburyartsgroup.org. RoxburyArts Group’s 76 MAIN!, Carriage House, Roxbury, $5, 607-326-7908. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Hanukkah Party. Bring a Vegetarian Dish to share. Bring Kids for crafts and games.Open to members and non members. Jewish Community Center, 30 North Chestnut, New Paltz, 255-9817. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM The Golden Notebook Author’s Series: Marianne Schnall, founder of Feminist.com and author of new book “Daring to be Ourselves.” Kleinert/James Arts Center, 34 Tinker St, Woodstock, 679-2079 or www. woodstockguild.org. 4:30 PM Fifth Night of Hanukkah. Apple cider, Latkas, doughnuts, music and gifts for every child. Woodstock Public Menorah Lighting at the Green. 5:30 PM A Christmas Carol. An unique dinner show - actors and carolers bring scenes from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to life. The evening meal will serve courses between scenes of the show. Reservations must be prepaid. Inn at Stone Ridge, 3805 Main St, Stone Ridge, 687-0736. 6:00 PM-7:00 PM D.A, Debtors Anonymous, Every Sunday evening. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop incurring unsecured debt. There are no dues or fees for D.A. membership. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 38 Woods Rd, Tivoli. 7:00 PM Annual “Service of Lessons and Carols.” Evening includes a candle lighting ceremony. Open to the public. A free will offering will be taken to support Dutchess Outreach of Poughkeepsie. Vassar College, Vassar Chapel, Poughkeepsie, free, 437-7690. 7:00 PM Choral Ensembles. The featured work will be the “other” Vivaldi Gloria, a rarelyperformed counterpart to a well-known choral masterwork, sung by the Concert Choir with chamber orchestra and student soloists.Website: www.newpaltz.edu SUNY New Paltz, McKenna Theatre, New Paltz, $8, $6, $3, 257-2700. 7:00 PM Natalie MacMaster.Website: www. theegg.org The Egg, Center for Performing Arts, Albany,518-473-1845. 8:00 PM Free Folk Sunday. The Colony Café, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, free, 679-5342. 8:00 PM Luke “Beatles.” Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484.

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7:30 AM-8:30 AM Morning Qigong Class with Jeffrey Antin. Mo. - Thurs through the end of December. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $15 /per class, 255-1559. 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Wee Folks. Creative and expansive playtime is open to children from infant up to age 2 « where parents or caregivers share experiences together. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9w, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Senior Drama w/ Edith Lefever. Free to Woodstock residents over 55. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, 679-2114. 9:30 AM-2:30 AM Pediatric Wellness Fair. Exhibits and demonstrations on pediatric wellness, including a virtual hospital experience, will be featured. Snow date is Friday, Dec. 10. SUNY Orange, Physical Education Building, Middletown, 341-4107. 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Woodstock Yoga (Level I Basics) with Barbara Boris. Develop strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Perfect class for absolute newcomers to yoga. Mt. View Studio, Woodstock, $15, 679-3728. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Hurley Heritage Society presents Dutch Influence in the Hudson Valley Colonel Jonathon Elmendorf House, 52 Main Street, Hurley, Free, 338-1661. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Qigong for Seniors. On-going Mondays. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz, $5 /per class, 255-1559. 12:00 PM AARP Chapter #975 of Ulster County Meeting. At 1:30pm the Golden Age Singers will perform. St. Borromeo Church Hall, Rtes 44/55, Gardiner, 255-9206.

4:00 PM Public Menorah Lighting in Dutchess County. Thorn Building on Franklin Ave, Millbrook. Hosted by the Rhinebeck Jewish Ctr.

12:00 PM-6:00 PM Individual Soul Readings with Intuitive Bente Hansen. A soul reading accesses the energy of your soul, as it is revealed through past lives and your soul’s purpose, providing for greater understanding and awareness of your current issues and patterns. Call to make an appt. Mirabai Books, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-2100.

4:00 PM Book Launch & Signing: Sheila Isenberg, author of “ Muriel’s War: An American

1:00 PM-4:00 PM Holiday Gift Bag Sale. Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, 338-2239.


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2:00 PM-4:00 PM Senior Art Class with Judith Boggess. Free to Woodstock residents over 55. Multi-media, supplies provided with a charge for some. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, 657-5817. 2:15 PM-3:30 PM Drop-In Gaming for Teens & Tweens. Need to relax after a tough Monday at school? Stop-in the library and relax by playing Wii, PS2 or a board game. All teen & tween programs are open to grades 6 and up. Every Monday through Dec. 13. Highland Public Library, 30 Church St, Highland, 691-2275 or www.highlandlibrary.org. 3:30 PM-5:00 PM Carousel for Kids. Activities that offer boys and girls a full circle of celebrations and a spectrum of surprises. Available for students in grades 2 & 3. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9w, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Afternoon Youth Program. Mon, Thurs and Fri. Mondays will focus on nature and the arts. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 254-5469 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Notice New Group Forming: Northeast Center for Special Care sponsors a self-help group for survivors of brain and spinal cord injury. Program: ‘’ Better Together, ‘’ promoting lifestyle changes associated w/ improved well-being. On-going Mon, 4-5 pm. Adv regreq. Space is limited. Northeast Ctr, Grant Ave, Lake Katrine, 336-3500 ext. 3106. 5:00 PM Screening: Leap of Faith. Followed by a panel discussion. Vassar College, Rockefeller Hall, Rom 200, Poughkeepsie, free. 5:00 PM Admissions Workshop. Call or RSVP online: www.sunyorange.edu. SUNY Orange, Tower Building, Newburgh, 341-4030. 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Kids Chess Club. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, 2551255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org. 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Free Spa Event! Sponsored by Women in Transition, Hudson Valley. The event, specifically designed for women in the process of divorce, will feature Marlene Weber’s “Beauty on Demand” and facilitated discussion groups to identify particular needs of divorcing women. Free face and hand treatments, makeup, massage and professionally-facilitated focus groups that will shape the development of future WIT programs and service offerings. Online signup is at womenintransitionhv.com/events. Locust Grove estate, 2683 South Rd (Route 9), Poughkeepsie. 5:30 PM Public Menorah Lighting in Dutchess County. Chamber Info Booth, Red Hook. Hosted by the Rhinebeck Jewish Ctr.  6:30 PM-8:00 PM “Who Wants My Stuff?” Find out how & where to donate your unwanted stuff! Workshop by Rebecca Gallo, The Clutter Clearing Companion. Pre-register at circulation desk or call Website: www.starrlibrary.org Starr Library, 68 W. Market St, Rhinebeck, free, 8:00 PM Open Spoken. Featured poet: Oliver Olive Eyes Grech. On-going. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484.

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7:30 AM-8:30 AM Morning Qigong Class with Jeffrey Antin. Mo. - Thurs through the end of December. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $15 /per class, 255-1559. 9:00 AM Volunteers Needed! People’s Place Food Pantry. Volunteers needed to help bring in the food to our food pantry and to store it in our freezers and refrigerators, as well as to put the dry goods on our shelves and pallets. It typically takes an hour of work. People’sPlace Food Pantry, 773 Broadway, Kingston, 338-4030. 9:00 AM-10:00 PM Senior Dance Exercise with Inyo Charbonneau. Free to Woodstock residents over 55. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, 246 0671. 9:30 AM-10:00 AM Toddlertime I. 1/2 hour programs will include stories, songs, crafts, & movement.An adult must accompany each child enrolled. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9w, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Bouncing Babies Story Time. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org. 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Story Hour I. This program fosters independent activity and includes storytelling, craft projects, and creative group movement. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9W, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 11:00 AM-11:45 AM Terrific Twos and Threes Story Time. Books, action rhymes, music and crafts. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org.

Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org. 3:30 PM-4:30 PM All You Can Read Book Buffet. Grades 4 and up. Lots of reading, book discussion, and snacks. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9w, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 5:30 PM Stone RidgeTorah Class. Living Torah Video Presentation:A weekly torah lesson by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Followed by group discussion and explanation. Learn about the Jewish mystical and practical approach to love or learn about the upcoming Jewish Holiday. High MeadowSchool, Rte 209, Stone Ridge, 687-7023. 5:30 PM Financial Aid Workshop. Call or RSVP online: www.sunyorange.edu. Open to all prospective college students, not only those interested in attending SUNY Orange. SUNY Orange, Tower Building, Room 214, Newburgh, 341-4190. 5:45 PM Seventh Night of Hanukkah. Ellenville Public Menorah Lighting at Liberty Square.Apple cider, Latkas, doughnuts, music and gifts for all children. 6:00 PM-7:30 PM General Level Yoga Class with Barbara Boris. Develop strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. This General Level class is open to all students of Yoga. Satya Yoga, Rhinebeck, $17, 876-2528 or 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Scrabble Mania. Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 40 Center St, Ellenville, 647-5530. 6:00 PM-7:00 PM FreeTuesday Evening Meditation. Sitting and walking meditation. Ongoing on Tuesdays. Sky Lake Lodge, Mountain Rd & Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale, free, 658-8556 or www. skylake.shambhala.org. 6:30 PM “Great Bones, “ Play-reading and discussion of Karen Rich’s play about skeletons in the closet of an old Victorian mansion. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston, 338-0331 or www.askforarts.org. 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Open Mic. Inquiring Mind Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, 246-5775. 6:30 PM Italian Film Festival: “The Cinema of the New Millennium.” Films related to contemporary social, work, politics, and immigration issues. Bard College, Preston Theater, Annandaleon-Hudson, 758-7377 or www.bard.edu. 7:00 PM Community Chamber Music Concert. Donations are always welcome. SUNY Sullivan, Selig Theater, Loch Sheldrake, 647-5087 or www. misucatskills.org. 7:00 PM Race to Nowhere. This documentary is about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and theirteachers in a system obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition andthe pressure to perform. Panel discussion to follow. Rosendale Theatre, Main St, Rosendale, $10, 658-8989 or www.rosendaletheatre.org. 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Life Drawing Sessions. Tuesday & Thursday nights ongoing through March 2011. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $13 /session, $48 /series of 4 session, 255-1559. 7:30 PM Julianna Brazill, Mari LaCure, and Leslie Eliet. View artwork by current artists in residence as they discuss the methods and inspiration they use in the creative process. Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater LN, Rosendale, www.wsworkshop.org. 7:30 PM Free Shakta Advaita w/PR. Gitaprana. Vivekananda Retreat, 101 Leggett Rd, , Stone Ridge, 687-4574. 7:30 PM 35th Annual Holiday Concert. Featuring Goshen High School ‘s Varsity Choir and Jazz Voices and the After Hours Quartet of the Evergreen Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Bring a Toys for Tots gift and admission is $2. Refreshments served. Harness Racing Museum, 240 Main St, Goshen, $3, 294-6330 or www.harnessmuseum.com. 7:45 PM-10:00 PM Songwriters Summit. Inquiring Mind Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, 246-5775. 8:00 PM US Trio Jazz. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484. 8:00 PM Celtic Session. All are welcome to play or just come and enjoy the Traditional Irish music. No cover! New World Home Cooking, 1411 Route 212, Saugerties, 246-0900 or www.ricorlando.com. 8:00 PM Chamber Jazz Ensembles I. Students in the Jazz Studies program present a diverse program of music including student and faculty arrangements of jazz repertoire for vocal and instrumental ensembles. Website: www.newpaltz.edu SUNY New Paltz, McKenna Theatre, New Paltz,

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WEDNESDAY

from 7:30-8:00am. Will earn eight CPE credits in compliance. Website: www.newpaltz.edu/ schoolofbusiness/update_2010_fall_tax_institute_agenda_registration.pdf RSVP SUNY New Paltz, College Terrace, New Paltz, $100, 257-2930. 9:15 AM-10:15 AM Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. Free to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 9:30 AM-1:30 PM Mohonk Preserve Bob Babb Wednesday Walk - Walkway Over the Hudson . Adults of all ages and levels of ability. No reservations required.A moderate, 3-mile hike. Highland side, Parking Lot, Highland, 255-0919 or www. mohonkpreserve.org. 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Community Playspace. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org. 10:00 AM Free Tenant/Landlord Workshop. Presented by Steven Gottlieb from the law office of Moran & Gottlieb.The workshop is approximately 90 minutes long and all are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required. Resource Center for Accessible Living, 727 Ulster Ave, Kingston, 331-0541 ext 27 or mdonaldson@rcal.org. 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Pine Hill Social Circle. An informal gathering of friends and neighbors; food, crafts, outings. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 254-5304 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Woodstock Senior Recreation Committee Open House, Meet the committee and class instructors; enjoy light refreshments. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 4:00 PM-8:00 PM “Open Painting Studio” on-going on wednesdays 4-8 pm.Bring your own painting to work on. Call for info. 255-5482, Unframed Artists Galley, 173 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Lilliput Players. 3-5yrs of age. Theatre skills are developed and classic stories are played out. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock, 679-2213 or www.woodstock.org. 4:15 PM-5:15 PM Flip Mino Film Group. Let your imagination run wild and your creative side shine at this film group. Create your own videos that can be posted on the Library’s YouTube channel. No equipment needed, use the Library’s video camera. Every Wednesday through Dec.15. Highland Public Library, 30 Church St, Highland, 691-2275 or www.highlandlibrary.org. 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Woodstock Yoga (Level I-II) with Barbara Boris. Develop strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation.This Level I-II class is for continuing students. Absolute beginners come to Monday’s class. Mt. View Studio, Woodstock, $15, 679-3728 or www.woodstockyoga.net. 5:30 PM Admissions Workshop, Call or RSVP online: www.sunyorange.edu. Open to all prospective college students, not only those interested in attending SUNY Orange. SUNY Orange, George F. Shepard Student Center, Third Floor Conference Room, Middletown, 341-4030. 5:30 PM Financial Aid Workshop. Call or RSVP online: www.sunyorange.edu. SUNY Orange, Harriman Hall, Room 215, Middletown, 341-4190. 6:00 PM Women’s Studio Workshop Exhibition Walk-Through. Open to the Public. WSW founders and artists-in-residence, will host a tour of the exhibit. Website: www.wsworkshop. org Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Ln, Rosendale, free, 658-9133. 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Free Practice Communicating Compassionately as founded by Marshall Rosenberg. 255-2341 or www.PracticingPeaceNewPaltz.com New Paltz. 6:00 PM Free Seminar: “Getting to Know the ABC’s & D’s of Medicare and How the New Health Care Reform AffectsYour Coverage.” Gardiner Library, Community Room, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, 255-0087. 6:30 PM Gurdjieff Study Group. On-going. Email: gstudygroup@gmail.com. Stone Ridge. 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Hudson Valley Film: Roosevelt Homes. Watch the A&E presentation of tours of the homes of Theodore and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In their homes, you get a unique glimpse into the private lives and backgrounds of these public figures. Highland Public Library, 30Church St, Highland, 691-2275 ext. 16. 6:30 PM Ulster County Photography Club Monthly Meeting. Town of Esopus Port Ewen Library, Duck Pond Gallery (downstairs), 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. 7:00 PM Triple Play featuring Teri Roiger, John Menegon, & Paul Duffy. Country Inn, 1380 County Road 2, Krumville, 657-8956 or www.krumville.com.

Wine Tasting at the ZenDog Café & Gallery. On-going every 2nd Wednesday, call for details 516-4501 or log onto www.zendogcafe.com. ZenDog Café, 6367 Mill St, Rhinebeck.

7:00 PM SojournerTruth Library ‘s Used Book Sale - Preview Day. Held in the Library on SUNY New Paltz campus.Hardcovers $3, Softcovers $2, Paperbacks $1... sale continues for the week with reduced prices. New Paltz, 257-3677.

12:45 PM-1:45 PM Senior Qigong andT’ai Chi Class. Led by Cassia Berman.Free to Woodstock residents age 55+. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, 679-9457.

7:30 AM-8:30 AM Morning Qigong Class with Jeffrey Antin. Mo. - Thurs through the end of December. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $15 /per class, 255-1559.

7:00 PM-10:00 PM Live Music at the Country Inn. Featuring Teri Roiger (voice & piano) and John Menegon (bass). Website: www.krumville. com Country Inn, 1380 County Rd 2, Krumville, 657-8956.

1:30 PM-2:30 PM Great Four’s to Eight’s Story Hour. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s

8:00 AM-4:30 PM 2010 Fall Tax Practitioner Institute. Registration and breakfast will be

7:30 PM Community Band/Jazz Ensemble. SUNY Ulster, Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge,

12:00 PM-6:00 PM Individual Spirit Readings with psychic medium Adam Berstein. Receive messages from Spirit Giudes and deceased loved ones to benefit from the wisdom they have to offer you. Call to make an appointment. Mirabai Books, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-2100.

December 2, 2010 • Page 5 687-5262 or www.sunyulster.edu. 8:00 PM Open Mic. On-going. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484. 8:30 PM Legendary Hyde Park Open Blues Jam. 8 years and going strong. No cover. Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, 229-8277 or www.hydeparkbrewing.com.

12/9

THURSDAY

7:30 AM-8:30 AM Morning Qigong Class with Jeffrey Antin. Mo. - Thurs through the end of December. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $15 /per class, 255-1559. 9:00 AM-11:15 AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz. 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Senior Exercise with Diane Collelo. Free to Woodstock residents over 55. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 9:45 AM New Paltz Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker. 12th season. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $5, 473-2072 or www.bardavon.org. 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Toddlertime II. 1/2 hour programs will include stories, songs, crafts, & movement.An adult must accompany each child enrolled. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9w, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 12:00 PM New Paltz Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker. 12th season. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $5, 473-2072 or www.bardavon.org. 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Story Hour II. The program fosters independent activity and include storytelling, craft projects, and creative group movement. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9W, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Free to Woodstock residents over 55. Rescue Squad Building, Route 212, Bearsville. 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Euro Dance for Seniors & Others. Ongoing classes on Thurs. Unison, 68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz, $5 /single per session, $8 /couple per session, 255-1559. 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Reading Adventures. 6-8 yrs of age.Young readers can schedule a 15 minute reading time with Lesley to develop & strengthen reading skills. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock, 679-2213 or www.woodstock.org. 3:00 PM Admissions Workshop, Call or RSVP online: www.sunyorange.edu. Open to all prospective college students, not only those interested in attending SUNY Orange. SUNY Orange, George F. Shepard Student Center, Third Floor Conference Room, Middletown, 341-4030. 3:30 PM-5:00 PM Curiosity Corner. Activities include a special story hour, snacks, and seasonal surprises for K-1st graders. Marlboro Free Library, 1251 Route 9w, Marlboro, 236-7272 ext-15. 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Young Reader’s Theatre. 6-8 yrs of age. Reading and Theatre skills are developed by reading and acting out a play. A presentation will be given on the final class, or during a Saturday Story hour. Sign up required. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. 4:00 PM $5 Sanctuary Yoga. Meets 7am, 4pm & 5:30 pm on Thursdays and 10am on Saturdays. 853-6727 or 679-0706 for information.ShaktiYoga, corner of Main & Partition streets, Saugerties. 4:00 PM Veterans Aid and Attendance Program. John Schlobohm of Veterans Financial, Inc will speak about the program. This program provides supplemental funds for veterans who need home care or assisted living. The Family Lodge Senior Residence, 108 Main St, Saugerties. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Afternoon Youth Program. Mon, Thurs and Fri. Thursdays will focus on community giving, service and activism. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 2545469 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 6:00 PM-7:00 PM FreeThursday Evening Meditation. Sitting and walking meditation. On-going. Sky Lake Lodge, Mountain Rd. & Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale, 658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org. 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Game Night. 2nd Thursday of each month.Are you up for the challenge? Play Wii, Playstation 2 or a board game. Teens and Tweens (grades 6 and up.) Highland Public Library, 30 Church St, Highland, 691-2275 ext. 16. 7:00 PM A Writer Reading, a Reader Writing. Somali writer Nuruddin Farah, laureate of the international Neustadt Prize, will also give a public talk. Bard College, Center for Science and Computation, L szl¢ Z. Bit¢ ’68 Auditorium, Annandale-on-Hudson, free, 758-7008. 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Live Jazz at the ZenDog Café. Every Wed, 7-10pm & Fri, 7:30 - 10:30pm. Call for reservation as seating is limited. 5164501 or www.zendogcafe.com. ZenDog Café, 6367 Mill St, Rhinebeck, free, info@zendogcafe.com. 7:00 PM Singing Meditation. Bi-weekly meeting the second and fourth Thursday of the month. All are welcome to meditate with


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Page 6 • December 2, 2010 sound. Hosted by Lorie Kellogg and Natashia Althouse. Ellenville Journal Office, 1 Market Street, Ellenville, 647-9190. 7:00 PM “Childhood in Japan in the Early 20th Century.” Dr. Mark Jones, professor of Japanese History at Central Connecticut State University will speak. SUNY Orange, Gilman Center for International Education, Middletown, 341-4030. 7:30 PM Choral Concer t. SUNY Ulster, Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge, 687-5262 or www.sunyulster.edu. 7 : 3 0 P M Fre e S ri m a d B h ag ava t a m w / PR.Shuddhatmaprana. Classic wisdom tales of Sri Krishna. Vivekananda Retreat, 101 Leggett Rd, , Stone Ridge, 687-4574. 7:30 PM Rufus Wainwright. Performs music from his latest recording “All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu.” Website: www.theegg.org The Egg, Center for Performing Arts, Albany, $49.50, $39.50, $34.50, 518-473-1845. 7:30 PM To Hear or Not to Hear:The Acoustics of Drama Theaters. Physicist and acoustician David T. Bradley discusses the acoustical design of theaters.A dessert reception in the Martel lobby will follow the lecture.Vassar College, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, Poughkeepsie. 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Life Drawing Sessions. Tuesday & Thursday nights ongoing through March 2011. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $13 /session, $48 /series of 4 session, 255-1559. 7:30 PM-10:30 PM Skytop’sWeekly Open Jazz Jam. Led by guitarist Matthew Finck. Sign up at 8:30pm. Website: www.skytopsteakhouse.com Skytop Steakhouse & Brewing Company, 237 Forest Hill Dr, Kingston, 340-4277. 8:00 PM This Is OurYouth. Play by Kenneth Lonergan.A comedy/drama about 3 people entering the adult world. Presented by Star Mountainville Group. Cornell St. Studios, 168 Cornell St, Kingston, $12, 331-0191. 8:00 PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch and Bill Keith. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484. 8:00 PM Ray Spiegel Jazz Trio Violette Restaurant, 85 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $5, 679-5300. 8:00 PM Chamber Jazz Ensembles II. Students in the Jazz Studies program present a diverse program of music including student and faculty arrangements of jazz repertoire for vocal and instrumental ensembles.Website: www.newpaltz. edu SUNY New Paltz, McKenna Theatre, New Paltz, $8 8:00 PM-11:00 PM John Simon & The Greater Ellenville Jazz Trio. Free. Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal Street, Ellenville, 647-3000. 8:00 PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch and Bill Keith. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484. 8:00 PM Live @ The Falcon. Niels Lan Doky & Larry Grenadier. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, 236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. 9:00 PM Miss Angie’s Karaoke Live! Free. Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Bearsville, 679 4406 or www.bearsvilletheater.com.

12/10

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8:00 AM-9:00 PM Sojourner Truth Library ‘s Used Book Sale (12/9-12/15). Held in the Library on SUNY New Paltz campus. Hardcovers $1, Paperbacks 50 cents... sale continues for the week with reduced prices. Library Hours:MonThurs 8am -11:30pm; Fri 8am - 9pm; Sat 10am - 9pm;Sun 1 - 11:30pm. New Paltz, 257-3677. 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Baby & Toddler Playgroup at the ACC. A free playgroup for 0-5 year olds accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other responsible caregiver.There are plenty of books and toys for the children to play with. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St, Athens. 9:45 AM New Paltz Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker. 12th season. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $5, 473-2072 or www.bardavon. org. 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Buddhist meditation. Sitting and walking meditation, reading and discussion, in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. New Paltz Reformed Church, Education Building, 92 Huguenot St, New Paltz, free, www.buddingflowersangha.org. 10:00 AM ‘Sugar Plums And Nutcrackers.’ An enchanting journey through a young girl’s eyes. Loosely based on the on the Petipa/Tchaikovsky masterpiece. Reservations Required.The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, 876-3080 . 10:45 AM-12:45 PM Woodstock Yoga (Level II-III) with Barbara Boris. 2 hour class for experienced students and teachers. No beginners or injuries. Experience and explore proper alignment, breathing, and mindfulness; develop strength, and endurance. Mt. View Studio, Woodstock, $20, 679-3728 or www.woodstockyoga.net.

Sponsored by the Jewish Family Services and facilitated by Paula Lockshon. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston, 331-5300 or Katherine@LGBTQcenter.org. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday House Tour. Visit Olana for Christmas with the Churches, a look at how the Family spent theHoliday at home. Last tour starts promptly at 3PM.Website: www.olana. org Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 518-828-0135. 12:00 PM New Paltz Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker. 12th season. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $5, 473-2072 or www.bardavon. org. 12:30 PM-5:30 PM Northern Dutchess Hospital Hosts Blood Drive. Appointments are being scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, Rhinebeck, 871-3470. 3:30 - 5pm, Open House at Bumble Bee DayCare, Enroll your child today--accepting infants from 6 weeks through 12 years old, also before & after school care. 4 Enterprise Drive, New Paltz, 255-2499. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Afternoon Youth Program. Mon, Thurs and Fri. Fridays will focus on physical activity, games, and movement such as dance and yoga. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 254-5469 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Uptown Kingston Holiday Open House. Gift Stockings to first 500 at participating shops, Gentle Giant horse and buggy rides on John Street, Santa Claus at Dream Weavers Cafe, Strolling Carollers, Old Dutch Church, Raffles. Dream Weaver’s Building, 34 N Front St, Kingston. 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Preview: “Early Scoop” Holiday Sale Fundraiser. Works by the region’s best clay artists, potters and the children of the Peekskill Middle School. Also: Bake Sale with complimentary hot cider and cocoa. Website: www.peekskillclaystudios.com Peekskill ClayStudios, 1000 N Division St, Peekskill, 914-7392529. 6:00 PM “The Black Underground in 19th C. Rhinebeck: Graveyard Findings.” The history of the black families interred in the Rhinebeck Association Cemetery. Pre-register at circulation desk or call. Website: www.starrlibrary.org Starr Library, 68 W. Market St, Rhinebeck, free. 6:30 PM 41st Annual Winters Eve Gala. Honoring St. Benedict Award Recipients’ Richard K. McNally, M.D. and Carol G. Crews. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres. Dinner and Awards. Dancing to Bill’s Toupee. Black Tie Preferred. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, 334-3186. 7:00 PM Five Children and It. A wild adventure story about the hidden dangers in the granting of wishes! Performed by Cocoon’s Production Program. Cocoon Theatre, 6384 Mill St, Rhinebeck, $15, 876-6470. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM El Rancho Deluxo. Cuban Blues featuring Walter Dominicis, Jimi Giampa & Neosho Kim Ramsay. Cafe Mezzaluna, 626 Rte. 212, Saugerties, 246-5306. 7:00 PM Live @ The Falcon. The Ed Palermo Big Band Plays Zappa. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, 236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon. com. 7:00 PM Long Steel Rail. Featuring Jeff Anzevino, Eric Rosi Marshall, Peter Conklin. Acoustic Americana.Second set at 8pm.Gomen-Kudasai, 215 Main St, New Paltz, 255-8811. 7:00 PM Live Music at Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub. Al Guart on saxes, Allen Murphy on upright bass and Lenny Pace on drums.Website: www.catskillmtlodge.com. Catskill Mountain Lodge, Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub, 334 Route 32a, Palenville, 518-678-3101. 7:00 PM-11:00 PM Hudson Valley Community Zydeco Dance with River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs. Free Lesson 7pm; Dance 8-11pm. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Sponsored by Hudson Valley Community Dances. Info & driving directions: www.hudsonvalleydance.org.WhiteEagle Hall, 487 Delaware Ave, Kingston, $15, 255-7061. 7:00 PM The Golden Notebook presents Saturday Night Live’s Tom Davis, writer and actor from 12 seasons of Saturday Night Live, 19761988, a four-time Emmy award winner. Kleinert/ James Arts Center, 34 Tinker St, Woodstock, $10, 679-2079 or www.woodstockguild.org. 7:30 PM Rick Z. Website: www.frankguidoslittleitaly.com Frank Guido’s Little Italy, 14 Thomas St, Kingston, 340-1682. 7:30 PM-10:30 PM Live Jazz at the ZenDog Café. Every Wed, 7-10pm & Fri, 7:30 - 10:30pm. Call for reservation as seating is limited. 516-4501 or www.zendogcafe.com. ZenDog Café, 6367 Mill St, Rhinebeck. 7:30 PM Mid Hudson Women’s Chorus Winter Concert: “Home for the Holidays.” Snow Date Mon. Dec 13th. St. James United Methodist Church, corner of Fair and Pearl St, Kingston, $7 /adult, $6 /student/senior, 382-2499 or www. midhudsonwomenschorus.org.

3484. 8:00 PM ‘Sugar Plums And Nutcrackers.’ An enchanting journey through a young girl’s eyes. Loosely based on the on the Petipa/Tchaikovsky masterpiece. Reservations Required.The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $20 /adult, $18 /senior/student, 876-3080 or www.centerforperformingarts.org. 8:00 PM Old Time Radio. An all-new evening of Old Time Radio, complete with real scripts from the Golden Age of Radio. Presented by Mohonk Mountain Stage Readers.Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz, $18, 2551559. 8:00 PM This Is OurYouth. Play by Kenneth Lonergan.A comedy/drama about 3 people entering the adult world. Presented by Star Mountainville Group. Cornell St. Studios, 168 Cornell St, Kingston, $12, 331-0191. 8:30 PM Peter Rowan & Tony Rice. Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Woodstock, $45 /Golden Circle:, $35 /reserved seats, $25 /general adm, 679-4406.

12/11 SATURDAY

7:00 AM $5 SanctuaryYoga. Meets 7am, 4pm & 5:30 pm on Thursdays and 10am on Saturdays. 853-6727 or 679-0706 for information. 853-6727 or 679-0706 for information. Shakti Yoga, corner of Main & Partition sts, Saugerties. 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Holiday Fair. Huge Assortment of Theme Gift Baskets and Holiday Items. Katsbaan Church Hall, Old Kings Hwy, Saugerties, 246-6966. 9:00 AM Very Beginners Yoga with Linda . Shaktiyogawoodstock.com or 679-0706. Ongoing. Shakti Yoga of Woodstock, 1685 Sawkill Rd, Zena. 9:30 AM Free Chandi Reading / Chanting (Goddess Text) w/PR. Gitaprana.Vivekananda Retreat, 101 Leggett Rd, , Stone Ridge, 6874574. 9:30 AM-4:00 PM Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables - Millbrook Ridge. Aged 18 and above. No reservations required. A strenuous, 8-mile hike, led by John Upton, (229-6217). Mohonk Preserve, Visitor Center, New Paltz, $10, 255-0919 or www.mohonkpreserve.org. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday Gift Bag Sale. Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, 3382239. 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Historical Society of Woodstock Exhibit of Vintage Holiday Cards from the HSW Collection and Holiday Sale : 11/ 20-12/12, Saturdays 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-4pm. 20 Comeau Dr, Woodstock. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. Receive a grapevine wreath at your starting winery, then collect a holiday ornament as you visit each winery. Sample foods and wines. Purchase tickets online: www.shawangunkwinetrail.com Hudson Valley, 256-8456. 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Native American Celebration. Join the folks from the Big Indian Native American Cultural Center as they share food, ceremony, drumming, singing and dancing. All are welcome! Every Second Saturday thru December. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, PineHill, 254-5469 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Ten Broeck Commons Winter Craft Fair. Over 20 vendors will display their wares. There will be raffles and door prize drawings. A food service table and a bake sale. Ten Broeck Commons, 1 Commons Dr, Lake Katrine, 943-6877. 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Cookie, Candy and Ornament Sale. Purchase delicious sweets, and handmade ornaments for holiday giving. Raffle of a Gingerbread Church. Historic St. James’ Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, 2292820. 10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sojourner Truth Library ‘s Used Book Sale (12/9-12/15). Held in the Library on SUNY New Paltz campus. Hardcovers $1, Paperbacks 50 cents... sale continues for the week with reduced prices. Library Hours:MonThurs 8am -11:30pm; Fri 8am - 9pm; Sat 10am - 9pm;Sun 1- 11:30pm. New Paltz, 257-3677. 10:00 AM-3:00 PM St. James Spectacular and Cookie Caper. Featuring fine crafts, jewelry, chocolates, pampering products and gifts for everyone on your list.Home Baked Cookies only $9/lb.St.James United Methodist Church, Corner of Fair and Pearl, Kingston, 331-3030. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sudbury Winter Gift Sale. All handmade local items. Sudbury School, 84 Zena Rd, Woodstock. 10:00 AM Knimble Knitters. Bring your knitting or crochet. Beginners welcome! Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 40 Center St, Ellenville, 6475530. 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Meditation and Stress Reduction. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, , Kingston, 339-8567. 10:30 AM Level IIYoga with Linda. Shaktiyogawoodstock.com or 679-0706. On-going. Shakti Yoga of Woodstock, 1685 Sawkill Rd, Zena.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Senior Strength & Balance (pre-registration & physician approval required). Free to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

8:00 PM First Fridays Open Mic Series. Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, $4, 831-0077.

10:30 AM Free Class: “Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna” w/PR. Gitaprana.Vivekananda Retreat, 101 Leggett Rd, , Stone Ridge, 687-4574.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Caregivers’ Support. A new weekly support group open to all caregivers.

8:00 PM The Back Burners. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Hosted by Kingston

Women in Black. Meet outside United States Post Office, Cornell Street, Kingston. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dog on Fleas. Celebrate the release of the first “best of” CD! Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, $5 /adult, free /child. www.rosendaletheatre.org. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday House Tour. Visit Olana for Christmas with the Churches, a look at how the Family spent theHoliday at home. Last tour starts promptly at 3PM.Website: www.olana. org Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 518-828-0135. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Storytime in the Deyo House. Local actor & storyteller will delight kids with a variety of multi-cultural holiday favorites, including many loved standards & others such as El Regalo de Navidad (The Christmas Gift) & the story of the Maccabees triumph & theHanukkah miracle. Deyo House, Huguenot St, New Paltz, free, 255-1660 or www.huguenotstreet.org. 11:00 AM-7:30 PM Old Fashioned Holiday Weekend. Ornaments & poinsettias for sale, silent art auction, & crafts for children. Strolling minstrels & bell ringers will add merriment to the day. Santa Claus 1-3PM, horse & carriage rides 3-7PM, tree-lighting & caroling 7:30PM.Village Hall, Montgomery, 457-9661 or www.montgomerybicentennial.com. 11:00 AM-4:30 PM Cookie Walk. Visitors can explore the beautiful, historic library while selecting cookies by the pound or quarter pound. Mugs, totes and notecards will also be for sale. Cragsmoor Free Library, 355 Cragsmoor Rd, Cragsmoor, 647-4611. 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Candle Wax Recycling Drop-Off. Accepting citronella candles, glass container candles and all candle waxes. Ongoing every Saturday. Free Spirit of Woodstock Store/The Reggae Store, 69 Tinker St, Woodstock, 246-1625. 11:00 AM-7:00 PM Pine Hill Art and Craft Shop. Catskill Mountain arts and crafts for sale, refreshments, hot coffee, and family hang-out time. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 254-5304 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter. org. 11:00 AM Pinnochio. Performed by The CENTER’S own Kids on Stage Performance workshop, directed by Lisa Lynds. Website: www. centerforperformingarts.org The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $8 /adult, $6 /child, 876-3080. 11:30 AM-6:00 PM Holiday Sale Fundraiser. Works by the region’s best clay artists, potters and the children of the Peekskill Middle School. Also: Bake Sale with complimentary hot cider and cocoa. Website: www.peekskillclaystudios.com Peekskill Clay Studios, 1000 N Division St, 11:30 AM-3:00 PM Ulster County SPCA Annual Holiday Party Fundraiser. Affordable photographs with Santa Paws for you and your companion animals. Raffles, refreshments, and holiday gifts for sale. Donations of food and cleaning supplies will be accepted. UCSPCA shelter, 20 Wiedy Rd, Kingston, 331-5377 x 210.After the shelter event, please join the SPCA later for an evening Holiday Party at the Elephant Wine Bar in Uptown Kingston at 8PM.This benefit will feature auctions, holiday cheer and the sounds of the High Five Revival surf punk band. Donations for the shelter will be accepted. The Elephant Wine Bar is located at 310 Wall St. in Uptown Kingston. For more information, call Maya at 339-9310. Donations may be sent to UCSPCA 20 Wiedy Rd. Kingston, NY 12401. 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Young Mi Kim and Kim Alderman: Open Clay Studios and Artful Gift Sale. Sculptural and functional ceramic works by Young Mi Kim and Kim Alderman, plus ceramics, felt and woodworking by friends. Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12, 12-5 pm. For studiodirections and map, contact youngmikpeace@ earthlink.net oralderman.kim@gmail.com. Kim Alderman Studio is at 23 Smith Rd, off Glasco Tpke, Young Mi Kim Studio is at 173 Wittenberg Rd, Bearsville, Hudson Valley. 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Every Evergreen. One-and-a-halfmile hike led by Park Preserve educator Jillian Koehnken. Learn about the distinguishing characteristics between many of the evergreens populating Minnewaska. RSVP. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New Paltz, $8 /per car, 255-0752. 12:00 PM-6:00 PM Byrdcliffe Shop Holiday Showcase: Rich Conti, ceramic artist. Byrdcliffe Shop, 34 Tinker St, Woodstock. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Wilderstein’s Holiday Tour. The mansion is transformed into a magical holiday spectacular, decorated by local designers and florists. Website: www.wilderstein.org. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck, 876-4818. 1:00 PM Wilderstein’s Annual Yuletide Tea. A glimpse of what tea time was like during the Victorian era. Resevations suggested. Seating is limited. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck, 876-4818. 1:00 PM-5:00 PM 16th Annual Holiday Open House. Visitors will be able to take self-guided tours of the mansion’s first floor.All five rooms, as well as the main foyer, will be decorated. SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall mansion, Middletown, 341-4769. 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Math Circle Begins at Kingston Library. Kingston Library will host a monthly Math Circle presented by Japheth Wood, Profes-


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8:00 PM Alana Orr. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, 679-3484.

2:00 PM New Paltz Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $28 /adult, $25 /senior/student, 4732072 or www.bardavon.org.

8:00 PM This Is Our Youth. Play by Kenneth Lonergan.A comedy/drama about 3 people entering the adult world. Presented by Star Mountainville Group. Cornell St. Studios, 168 Cornell St, Kingston, $12, 331-0191.

2:00 PM Christmas Sinatra Style. The Joey Thomas Big Band returns to The Egg to celebrate the holidays ... Sinatra Style! Website: www. theegg.org The Egg, Center for Performing Arts, Albany, $35, $31.50 /senior/student, $31.50 / veteran, 518-473-1845. 2:00 PM Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival. Open Mike & Annual Business & Planning Meeting.Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker Street, Woodstock, 246-8565 or www.woodstockartsconsortium.org. 3:00 PM “Playing with the Pros” Concert. Greater New York Wind Symphony performs Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite to honor the 100th anniversary of the ballet’s premier. Student bands from Pine Bush and Valley Central School Districts will open. Pine Bush High School, 3:00 PM Holiday Concert of Traditional International Holiday Music. Performed by students in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Hosted by the Stone Ridge Library. Marbletown Reformed Church, Main St, Stone Ridge, free, 687-8726.. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM Christmas CandlelightTour. The parlor will be adorned with the traditional holiday tree and many antique toys. Watch cooking over the open hearth. Refreshments available. Website: www.hillholdandbrickhouse.org HillHold Museum, 128 Rte 416, Campbell Hall, 3:00 PM Madrigal Singers Concert. Visitors will be able to take self-guided tours of the mansion’s first floor.All five rooms, as well as the main foyer, will be decorated. SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall, Music Room, Middletown, 341-4769. 4:00 PM Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the iconic Wavy Gravy and film director Michelle Esrick. Website: www.upstatefilms. org Upstate Films, Tinker St, Woodstock, 6796608. 4:00 PM Book-Reading and Signing: “The Christmas Mink: December Tales From The North Woods” by John-Richard Thompson and actor Vernon Bauer in David Sedaris’ hilarious one-act “SantaLand Diaries.” Recommended for mature audiences. RSVP. Website: www.roxburyartsgroup.orgRoxbury Arts Center, Hilt Kelly Hall, 5025 Vega Mt. Rd, Roxbury, 607-326-7908. 5:00 PM Youth and War Film Series: The Recruiter. The film takes viewers to a Louisiana coastal town where we witness one recruiter’s struggle to enlist new soldiers into the U.S.Army. The scholar moderating the discussion will be Professor Andrew Evans Ph.D. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, $7 /adult, free /under 19, 658-8989 or www.rosendaletheatre. org. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM Friends of Clermont Holiday Reception. RSVP. Website: www.friendsofclermont.org Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave, Germantown, $10, 518-537-6622. 6:30 PM-10:00 PM Hudson Valley Gamers Event. Sudbury School, 84 Zena Road, Kingston, 679-4282 or www.hudsonvalleygamers. org. 7:00 PM Five Children and It. A wild adventure story about the hidden dangers in the granting of wishes! Performed by Cocoon’s Production Program. Cocoon Theatre, 6384 Mill St, Rhinebeck, $15, 876-6470. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Second Saturdays: Christmas in the Deyo House. A “walk and talk, “ a special holiday candlelight tour of the sumptuously decorated Deyo House. Deyo House, Huguenot St, New Paltz, $12, 255-1660. 7:00 PM Live Music at Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub. Al Guart on saxes, Allen Murphy on upright bass and Lenny Pace on drums.Website: www.catskillmtlodge.com. Catskill Mountain Lodge, Kindred Spirits Steakhouse & Pub, 334 Route 32a, Palenville, 518-678-3101. 7:00 PM – 11:30PM Open Mic. The Gallery 128 Main St Stamford, 607-652-4030. 7:00 PM Live @ The Falcon. Lucky Peterson. Opening Act: Kathleen Grace. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, 236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. 7:30 PM Book Reading: Michael Korda. Author of Hero:The Life & Legend of Lawrence of Arabia. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, 876-0500. 7:30 PM New Paltz Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $28 /adult, $25 /senior/student, 4732072 or www.bardavon.org.

8:00 PM SUNY Orange’s Symphonic Band Holiday Concert. The program will feature new arrangements of familiar holiday tunes and a vibrant musical performance of Clement Clarke Moore’s immortal poem “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Current SUNY Orange students & active dutymilitary free. Paramount Theatre, 17 South St, Middletown, $5, 341-4787. 8:00 PM ‘Sugar Plums And Nutcrackers.’ An enchanting journey through a young girl’s eyes. Loosely based on the on the Petipa/Tchaikovsky masterpiece. Reservations Required.The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $20 /adult, $18 /senior/student, 876-3080 or www.centerforperformingarts.org. 8:00 PM Old Time Radio. An all-new evening of Old Time Radio, complete with real scripts from the Golden Age of Radio. Presented by Mohonk Mountain Stage Readers.Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz, $18, 2551559. 8:00 PM Contradance with live music. Peter Stix calling, with music by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason + Peter Davis.Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, $10, 246-2121 or office@ ashokan.org. 8:00 PM 5th Annual Holiday Trainwreck with Peter Schickele, Giles Malkine, & Mikhail Horowitz. Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Bearsville, $20, 679-4406 or www.bearsvilletheater.com. 8:00 PM Mountain Snow & Mistletoe. A downhome concert of holiday songs and stories with Christopher Shaw and Bridget Ball and “The Mountain Snow Orchestra” - fiddler John Kirk, guitarist Kevin McKrell, and percussionist Brian Melick.Website: www.theegg.org The Egg, Center for Performing Arts, Albany, $24, 518-4731845. 8:00 PM Rhinebeck Choral Club Christmas Concert. Will feature a variety of musical styles, ranging from Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” to a new jazz arrangement of “Carol of the Bells.” Guest artists, the LaGrange Middle School Chimechoir.Website: www.rhinebeckchoralclub. orgRhinebeck High School, North Park Rd, Rhinebeck, $12, 876-7838.

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Mid-Hudson ADK: Rhodedendron Bridge Mohonk. Moderate Hike. 5 mi. Leader: Brian Sullivan @ 845-594-9545 before 9 PM. Bring sturdy shoes, water, lunch. Per person day fee for Mohonk. Contact leader for meeting place/ time. Hudson Valley, www.midhudsonadk.org. Mid-Hudson ADK: Shaupeneak or Black Creek. Moderate Hike. Leader: Mary Trish Cina, Trishmary37@aol.com or 845-339-7170 for meeting time and place. Hike or snowshoe, depending on weather. Please e-mail leader. Hudson Valley, www.midhudsonadk.org. 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Cookie Walk. Large Assortment. $6.00 per pound. Sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship. Reformed Church of Shawangunk, 1166 Hoagerburgh Rd, Wallkill, 895-2952. 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Woodstock Yoga (General Level) with Barbara Boris. Develop strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. This General Level class is open to all students of Yoga. Mt. View Studio, Woodstock, $15, 679-3728 or 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Wreath Fineries at the Wineries. Receive a grapevine wreath at your starting winery, then collect a holiday ornament as you visit each winery. Sample foods and wines. Purchase tickets online: www.shawangunkwinetrail.com Hudson Valley, 256-8456. 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Sacred Chanting At Unison. Ongoing, the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $10 /suggested donation, 255-1559. 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables - Rhododendron Bridge. Aged 18 and above. No reservations required.A moderate, 6-mile hike, led by Brian Sullivan (594-9545). Mohonk Preserve, Visitor Center, New Paltz, $10, 255-0919 or www.mohonkpreserve.org. 10:30 AM Free Bhagavad Gita & Meditation w/ PR.Gitaprana.Vivekananda Retreat, 101 Leggett Rd, , Stone Ridge, 687-4574. 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Free Sunday Morning Meditation. Sitting and walking meditation. Ongoing on Sundays. Sky Lake Lodge, Mountain Rd & Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale, free, 658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org.

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Tiny Temple. All families with children age infant through 5 years old are warmly invited to have fun learning about “Shabbat.” RSVP. Vassar Temple, 140 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, free, 454-2570. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Holiday House Tour. Visit Olana for Christmas with the Churches, a look at how the Family spent theHoliday at home. Last tour starts promptly at 3PM.Website: www.olana. org Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, 518-828-0135. 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Winter Fair & Outdoor Marketplace. Rain or Shine. A Wholesome Day of Crafts, Food, Song, Dance, Artisan Wares, and Indoor & Outdoor Activities. Local artisan wares in a heated tent. Live music.Website: www.mountainlaurel.org Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, 16 South Chestnut St, New Paltz, 255-0033 ext. 400. 11:00 AM Artist’s Way Group. Group discussions based on Julia Cameron’s self improvement workbook: The Artist’s Way. All are welcome. No charge. Donations appreciated. Arts Society of Kingston, Member’s Lounge, 97 Broadway, Kingston, 338-0331. 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Warm Up with the Washingtons. Experience how General and Mrs. Washington dealt with an 18 th Century Hudson Valley winter. The Salmagundi Consort will perform seasonal music of the era. Costumed historic interpreters will answer questions. Washington’sHeadquarters State Historic Site, Newburgh, $4, free /child 6 & under, 562-1195. 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Christmas Candlelight Tour. The parlor will be adorned with the traditional holiday tree and many antique toys. Watch cooking over the open hearth. Refreshments available.Website: www.hillholdandbrickhouse. org Hill-Hold Museum, 128 Rte 416, Campbell Hall, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Candlelight House Tour. This annual tour of private homes and public spaces seldom seen, highlights the best of Newburgh’s rich architectural tradition. Website: www.newburghhistoricalsociety.com Captain David Crawford House, 189 Montgomery St, Newburgh. 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Young Mi Kim and Kim Alderman: Open Clay Studios and Artful Gift Sale. Sculptural and functional ceramic works by Young Mi Kim and Kim Alderman, plus ceramics, felt and woodworking by friends. Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12, 12-5 pm. For studiodirections and map, contact youngmikpeace@ earthlink.net oralderman.kim@gmail.com. Kim Alderman Studio is at 23 Smith Rd, off Glasco Tpke, Young Mi Kim Studio is at 173 Wittenberg Rd, Bearsville. 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Advent Discussion Group Series, Saving Jesus. A four part DVD program featuring contemporary theologians speaking on the topic of Jesus.All are welcome. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Route 212, Woodstock, 6798800. 12:30 PM-3:30 PM Pine Hill Art and Craft Shop. Catskill Mountain arts and crafts for sale, refreshments, hot coffee, and family hang-out time. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, 254-5304 or www.pinehillcommunitycenter. org. 12:30 PM A Christmas Carol. An unique dinner show - actors and carolers bring scenes from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to life. The matinee will include a three course brunch prepared by Chef/Owner Brian Murphy.Reservations must be pre-paid. Inn at Stone Ridge, 3805 MainSt, Stone Ridge, $69, 687-0736. 1:00 PM Presentation: Christmas Eve on the Village Green. Featuring storytelling with Jill Olesker and card making with WAAM arts educator Beth Humphrey. Historical Society of Woodstock, 20 Comeau Dr, Woodstock. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Holiday Gift Bag Sale. Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, 338-2239. 1:00 PM-5:00 PM 16th Annual Holiday Open House. Visitors will be able to take self-guided tours of the mansion’s first floor.All five rooms, as well as the main foyer, will be decorated. SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall mansion, Middletown, 341-4769. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Wilderstein’s Holiday Tour. The mansion is transformed into a magical holiday spectacular, decorated by local designers and florists. Website: www.wilderstein.org. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck, 876-4818. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Holiday Gift Bag Sale. Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, 338-2239. 1:00 PM Chamber Ensemble Concert. Concert of seasonal music. SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall, Music Room, Middletown, 341-4769. 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Mohonk Preserve - Tour the Daniel Smiley Research Center. Children ages 15 and up are welcome with adult. Call for reservations and meeting location. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, $10, 255-0919 or www.

December 2, 2010 • Page 7 mohonkpreserve.org. 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Free Gallery Tour of Binary Visions: 19th-century Woven Coverlets from the Collection of Historic Huguenot Street. Exhibits through 12/12. SUNY New Paltz, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, free, 257-3844 or www.newpaltz.edu/museum. 2:00 PM Mountain Snow & Mistletoe. A downhome concert of holiday songs and stories with Christopher Shaw and Bridget Ball and “The Mountain Snow Orchestra” - fiddler John Kirk, guitarist Kevin McKrell, and percussionist Brian Melick.Website: www.theegg.org The Egg, Center for Performing Arts, Albany, $24, 518-4731845. 2:00 PM “Contour Drawing to Music” Workshop by artist Michele Riddell and art teacher Arlene Holmes. Bring your own pencils, charcoal and paper!....or we will provide.Unframed Artists Galley, 173 Huguenot St, New Paltz, 255-5482. 3:00 PM Five Children and It. A wild adventure story about the hidden dangers in the granting of wishes! Performed by Cocoon’s Production Program. Cocoon Theatre, 6384 Mill St, Rhinebeck, $15, 876-6470. 3:00 PM ‘Sugar Plums And Nutcrackers.’ A Reservations Required.The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $20 /adult, $18 /senior/student, 876-3080 or www.centerforperformingarts.org. 3:00 PM New Paltz Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker. Dancers, designers, and technicians have all contributed to make this Nutcracker a visual delight. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $28 /adult, $25 /senior/student, 4732072 or www.bardavon.org. 3:00 PM The Golden Notebook presents Will Nixon, Michael Perkins and Jane Scarpanton Book Party/Reading celebrating Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America’s Most Famous Small Town. Kleinert/ James Arts Center, 34 Tinker St, Woodstock, free, 679-2079 or www.woodstockguild.org. 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Candlelight Tour of Clermont. Crackling fire lit at 3 pm. Website: www. friendsofclermont.org Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave, Germantown, $6 /adult, $5 /senior, 518-537-4240. 3:00 PM Fuzzy Lollipop. A band for kids of all ages. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $10, 255-1559. 3:00 PM Annual Holiday Choir Concert. Website: www.sunyorange.edu. SUNY Orange, Orange Hall Theatre, Middletown, 341-4787. 3:00 PM Rhinebeck Choral Club Christmas Concert. new jazz arrangement of “Carol of the Bells.” Guest artists, the LaGrange Middle School Chimechoir.Website: www.rhinebeckchoralclub. orgArlington Reformed Church, 22 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $12, 876-7838. 3:00 PM 1848 Candlelight Tour of Mount Gulian. Featuring actors in character as freed slave James F. Brown and his employer Mary Anna Verplanck as they were in 1848. Website: www. mountgulian.org Mount Gulian Historic Site, 145 Sterling St, Fishkill, $8 /adult, $6 /senior, $4/ children, 831-8172. 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Free Community Talking Circle. Gathering in a circle to engage in heartfelt discussion is an ancient practice with roots in many cultures. This is a monthly meeting with changing topics, followed by a potluck. Website: www.muditayogacenter.com Mudita Yoga Center, 243 Fair St, Kingston, 750-6605. 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Free Feldendrais Gentle Exercise Class. Led by Tatiana Light. On-going. Community Room, 8 Woodstock Meadows Ln, Woodstock, 679-6299. 5:30 PM A Christmas Carol. An unique dinner show - actors and carolers bring scenes from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to life. The evening meal will serve courses between scenes of the show. Reservations must be pre-paid. Inn at Stone Ridge, 3805 Main St, Stone Ridge, 6870736. 6:00 PM-7:00 PM D.A, Debtors Anonymous, Every Sunday evening. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop incurring unsecured debt. There are no dues or fees for D.A. membership. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 38 Woods Rd, Tivoli. 7:00 PM “ emma’s revolution.” Open to the public and suitable for all ages. Cantine’s Island CoHousing, The Common House, 13 Cantine’s Island Ln, Saugerties, $15, 246-0697 or sjmurphy@hvc.rr.com. 7:00 PM College-Youth Symphony. The orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Carole Cowan, performs Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Benjamin Britten’s Five Courtly Dances from Gloriana. Website: www.newpaltz.edu SUNY New Paltz, McKenna Theatre, New Paltz, $8, $6, $3, 8:00 PM Free Folk Sunday. The Colony Café, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, free, 679-5342.


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