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Mercantile June/July 2011

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The Rose Garden at Vanderbilt. Photo courtesy Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association.

Gentle Movement with Mimi

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tuesday, June 28, 7 p.m.: This class is a gentle workout combining elements of chi kung and yoga with relaxation and breathing techniques. Participants will work on lengthening the body, releasing stress and toxins, and creating stronger balance and posture.The class is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Wear loose comfortable clothes and bring a mat and towel. Admission: $5 per session Information:

Tea Talk

Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-noon: Kim Bach, owner of Verdigris Tea will share her knowledge of teas native to the many regions that Frederic Church traveled to throughout his lifetime. Participants will learn of the many varieties of teas from India, Jamaica, Mexico, and the Middle East. In addition, Ms. Bach will explore teas that represent the fruits that the artist grew in his orchards at Olana. Participants will have the opportunity to taste different teas and to make their own individual blend of loose teas to bring home. Seating is limited and pre-registration suggested. Tickets: $10 non members; $5 members Information:

Japanese Flower Arranging & Tea Ceremony

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.: Talk on the Tea Ceremony and a hands on workshop on how to arrange the flowers for Chabana. Please bring flowers from your garden and a favorite vase. Bettina Mueller is the author of The World in a Bowl of Tea. She has been studying the Tea Ceremony since the early 1980’s and has built a tea house in her backyard in Tivoli. She also is leading the Beginner’s Mediation series at the library this summer. This is a free class, but registration is required. Information:

Luscious Landscaping

The Phantom Gardener, 6837 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, July 10, 10 a.m.: Let Lee Reich, PhD, show you how you can both landscape and put very local, healthful food on the table. Discover some of the best trees, shrubs, and vines for this purpose, plants that offer taste as well as visual delight - stunning flowers in spring, attractive shape and color through summer, bright hues in autumn, and/or neat form in winter. Better yet, Lee has selected low maintenance varieties – pest-resistant and requiring little or no pruning – so there’s less work, more enjoyment. Lee will have copies of his books available for purchase and signing. Fee: $15 Information: 845.876.8606;

Local Talent Tuesday: Matthew Slaats of Pause

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m.: An evening with Matthew Slaats of Pause. Matthew will discuss the organization’s community initiatives as well as introduce local artists who participate in the cause. Centered in Poughkeepsie, PAUSE builds creative, civic and social capital in the community through projects that allow residents to take ownership of long depressed neighborhoods. They generate opportunities for city residents to become active participants in building a new future. Projects produce tangible outcomes; redesigned public space, improved access to food, and opportunities for at-risk youth. This is a FREE event. Information:

Sunset Sensations: A Unique Wine & Food Sampling Series

Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Thursday, July 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Enjoy a magnificent Hudson River sunset while sipping fine wines paired with delicious culinary creations. Visitors are treated to informal wine pairing presentations, vegetable garden tour with Locust Grove’s horticulturists, and cooking demonstrations by the featured chef of the month, Susan HolbertCrocker of Holbert’s Catering and Back Yard Bistro. Tickets: $24 advance; $26 day of event Information: 845.454.4500;

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