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Ukrainian Egg Painting Workshop

The Island Musical

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.: A Summer Reading Program event. Learn the art of Ukrainian egg decorating with dyes and wax. Workshop kit $12. Please wear old clothing. Teens and adults only please. Pre-registration required. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Powerhouse Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Sunday, July 17, 4 p.m.: This special musical presentation for families by singer/songwriter Dar Williams, directed by Jeremy Dobrish, will combine Williams’ passion for the environment with her trademark exquisite songs in a new musical tale of a faraway island. Tickets: free Information: 845.437.7645; http://powerhouse.vassar.edu

Jack and the Beanstalk

Let’s Go to Mexico with The Butterfly Guy

Ice Age Geology Walk

Wild Wednesday: Impressive Insects

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m.: Can beans make wishes come true? They can and do in “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the award-winning puppet production of Michael Graham’s Spring Valley Puppet Theater. This popular classic features beautifully crafted hand and rod puppets, colorful scenic design, special effects and an original script in which Jack, with the help of a clever Chicken, saves the day! Tickets: $7 for children; $9 for adults Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Greenport Conservation Area, 54 Daisy Hill Rd., Greenport, NY Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m.: Dr. Robert Titus, a professor of geology at Hartwick College, will lead an exploratory walk to uncover the geological history hidden at the Greenport Conservation Area. Discover how natural forces shaped the land beneath your feet, taking in the stunning scenery of the Hudson Valley while learning how it came to look the unique way it does. Dr. Titus writes popular columns on geology for regional publications and has authored several books. Information: 518.392.5252 x 202; http://www.clctrust.org

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.: A special Summer Reading Program Event! Jerry Schneider, a/k/a “The Butterfly Guy” looks at the amazing Monarch migration to Mexico. See Monarch butterflies clustering by the thousands in Oyamel fir trees in the mountains of Michoacan, and learn why Monarchs come north every year only to return to Mexico in the fall. Participants are invited to create a t-shirt & have some ice cream after the presentation! Children’s shirts $4. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Wednesday, July 13, 4:15 p.m.: If you like animals, plants, bugs and insects, then this is the program for you. This collaboration between Tivoli Free Library and the Department of Environmental Conservation is fun for all ages (and free!). Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer

Village of Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m.: Music, food, crafts, games, pie contest, chili cook-off and more. Live performance by local favorites Dog on Fleas. The event culminates in a family movie screening in the park. See pages 28 & 29 for details. Information: http://www.tivoliny.org

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.: This exciting, interactive show teaches kids the science inside bubbles. Find out different ways bubbles can be used to make our lives easier, softer and even taste better. Have you ever seen a pyramid-shaped bubble? How about a cube-shaped bubble? How about bubbles within bubbles...or bubbles walking a tightrope? As a finale, Jeff will even put an audience member inside a bubble! Tickets: $7 for children; $9 for adults Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Family Free Time

Doktor Kaboom!

Tivoli Day

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, July 16, 5-8 p.m.: All visitors free during this time. Sponsored by Tots to Teens Pediatrics of Fishkill. Information: 845.471.0589; http://mhcm.org

Bindlestiff Family Circus

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Sat. & Sun., July 16 & 17, 3:30 p.m.: Fantastic feats, amazing acrobatics, and eye-popping fun for the whole family. Tickets: $15; $5 kids 3 and older. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

British Car Day @ The Aerodrome

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.: Expect to see lots of Morgans and other classic British cars! Plus, regular air show at 2 p.m. Admission: $20; $15 teens (13-17), miliary & seniors; $5 juniors (6-12 & scouts in uniform); free, kids 5 and under. Information: 845.752.3200; http://www.oldrhinebeck.org

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Sat. & Sun., July 23 & 24, 3:30 p.m.: This one-man variety show takes audiences on a sidesplitting journey of spectacular (sometimes successful!) scientific experiments and demonstrations. Tickets: $15; $5 kids 3 and older. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Children’s Play Day

Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m.: Learn about the lives of children 200 years ago. Try out their clothes and games. Recommended for ages 6-12. Free! Information: 518.537.4240; http://www,friendsofclermont.org

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