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ALMANAC WEEKLY

A miscellany of Hudson Valley art, adventure and ideas | Calendar Ca l e n da r & C Classifieds l assifieds | Issue 7 | Feb. 15 – 22

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ART

MICHAEL PURYEAR WILL OFFER A CLASS in which up to four members of a family will be guided in working together to build their own Echo Bay Dory: a lightweight, car-toppable skiff, easy to row or sail, that can be built from a kit within a week. (The minimum age for participants is eight.)

Learn the life aquatic maritime craft classes at Riverport Wooden Boat School in Kingston

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he Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) in Kingston was established nearly 40 years ago to preserve and interpret historical artifacts related to the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. In the years since, the nonprofit has greatly expanded upon its mission, with recent times seeing an increase in new memberships, more visiting vessels and the founding of the Riverport Wooden Boat School in 2015. The educational programs offered through HRMM include a variety of adult and family programs that promote maritime crafts and disciplines not often taught elsewhere. Most are multi-day workshops, with nautical themes that include boatbuilding, canoe paddlecarving, wooden boat restoration and scrimshaw art, with some offerings teaching related woodworking skills to create a handmade guitar or a Shaker table. Educational programs are held in the Kingston Home Port and Education Center. According to Sarah Wassberg J o h n s o n , education director of the Riverport Wooden Boat School, the idea for the classes was that of dedicated board members who wanted to take maritime heritage preservation to the next level by preserving craft traditions: “We have a number of board members who are very passionate about woodworking and boatbuilding, and it was the next logical step in our mission of preserving and interpreting the history of the Hudson River.” Classes are organized on a trimester schedule for the most part, with a latesummer/fall session, winter/spring offerings and a late-spring/summer session. But there is always the possibility of last-minute additions to the schedule, says Wassberg Johnson, as instructors occasionally make themselves available at the last minute and a class is organized. “We’re always on the lookout for new instructors and new classes,” she says, “and people are welcome to make requests for classes they’d like us to offer, too.” The scrimshaw art class offered last year for the first time was so well-received that the Riverport Wooden Boat School will be offering a series of different scrimshaw workshops this season with instructor Anna Landewe, Saugerties Lighthousekeeper and artist who has been doing scrimshaw work on a variety of surfaces for years. She was tapped as an instructor after taking one of the woodworking classes at the site, says Wassberg Johnson, and it turned out that she had this rare nautical skill to offer others. One of the core instructors at HRMM is Michael Puryear, a furniture-maker,

A Riverport Wooden Boat School class in Old World Carving at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston

studio designer and experienced teacher who has built a number of small wooden craft. In addition to his courses teaching foundational woodworking skills, he’ll offer a unique family-oriented class later this year in which up to four members of a family will be guided in working together to build their own Echo Bay Dory: a lightweight, car-toppable skiff, easy to row or sail, that can be built from a kit within a week. (The minimum age for participants is eight.) Puryear is also going to teach a new class in July on making a skateboard, and Wassberg Johnson says that they’re working with another instructor developing a course on sewing sailbags out of recycled sails. There are also maritime-themed art classes in the works, and sailing- and boating-instructor classes through a partnership with the US Sailing Association. Classes are kept small, with six to 12 participants in each. And as more people are finding out about the workshops, they’re beginning to fill up earlier. The best plan for those interested in enrolling is to keep checking the website. Wassberg Johnson says that she’ll be posting new classes over the next few weeks, and that the schedule is always subject to additions. Questions may be directed to her by calling (845) 338-0071, extension 16, or e-mailing education@hrmm.org. – Sharyn Flanagan

Scrimshaw workshops this season are taught by Anna Landewe, Saugerties Lighthousekeeper and artist.

Riverport Wooden Boat School, Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston; (845) 338-0071, extension 16, www.hrmm.org/classes.html.

Boys and girls can become Sea Scouts The Hudson River Maritime Museum has revived the tradition of Sea Scouting. The maritime arm of the Boy Scouts of America is open to males and females aged 13 to 21. The

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group promotes citizenship and bonding experiences through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, service experiences and knowledge of maritime history. Established in 1912, the Sea Scout units (called “ships” rather than “troops”) are found nationwide. Scout Ship 609, headquartered at the Hudson River Maritime Museum, has the use of a donated 27-foot Pearson sailboat, according to the site’s education director, Sarah Wassberg Johnson. For more information about the program, visit www.hrmm.org/sea-scouts.html.

Knot-tying workshop on Saturday at Maritime Museum The Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston will host an afternoon of crafting for adults on Saturday, February 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. Participants attending “Tie the Knot with HRMM” will learn various nautical knots and leave with a handmade necklace, bracelet or keychain. The cost is $35, which includes a lunch of wine and beer, chili and mac-and-cheese along with a complimentary individual membership to the museum. Current

members are encouraged to gift their membership to a friend. Children are welcome, and kids under age 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at www.hrmm.org.

Pysanky workshop at Arts Mid-Hudson in Poughkeepsie Arts Mid-Hudson is offering a class on the art of pysanky (Ukrainian Easter-egg-decorating using a waxresist technique) on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $55 per person, general admission, or $45 for Arts Mid-Hudson members. Some materials will be provided, but participants should bring six small clean jars with lids (16-ounce jelly or peanut butter jars with at least a twoto-three-inch opening) for the mixed dyes, an empty egg carton to carry finished eggs home in and a protective shirt or apron. Participants must be at least 12 years of age or by special request. The class will be held at Arts Mid-Hudson, located at 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, in Poughkeepsie. Register online at http:// bit.ly/2o5OSnh.


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BOOKS Where do you do most of your writing: upstate or in the City? And how does where you are affect how you can find the time to write, or does it affect the writing in any other way? Most of the writing of Grist Mill Road was actually done in the City, because we didn’t get this house until two years ago. And I finished the novel shortly after we bought the house here. Actually, after we bought our house we didn’t have any furniture, so I brought in one mattress,

End of the rope Youthful sins cast long shadows in Grist Mill Road

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ost of us face our greatest trials as adults. For those who face their tests early and meet them, that victory can be a source of inner strength for the rest of their lives. For those tested and found wanting, the shame always remains, somewhere under the surface. That’s the case for Patrick “Patch” McConnell, the protagonist of Grist Mill Road, New Paltz/New York City author Christopher J. Yates’ second novel. In the opening pages Patch witnesses a senseless crime: His friend Matthew ties a girl, Hannah, to a tree and shoots her 49 times with a Red Ryder BB gun. The final shot goes through her left eye, leaving it a “dark, smashed plum.” He does nothing. Chapters cycle between points-ofview and alternate between 1982 and 2008. We get the viewpoints of Matthew Denby, the shooter, and Hannah Jensen, the victim. Our sympathies shift as we learn more information; formerly clear roles of perpetrator, victim and silent witness are blurred. Yates knows how to make a book go. The big question – why? – provides the fuel. The friction among the three characters as they recombine adds heat. Oxygen comes in the form of characters, episodes and details ancillary to the main plot, providing needed breathing space without sacrificing momentum. The setting is Manhattan and a fully realized Ulster County, with a few names only slightly changed. The characters grew up in Roseborn, an old cement town, and romp unsupervised on the Swangum Ridge, which, like its harderto-sound-out real-world corollary, the Shawangunk Ridge, is composed of hard white conglomerate and world-famous for its rock climbing. The novel’s title came to him while he was driving on the Thruway and saw the sign marking Tillson’s Grist Mill Road overpass. Author Christopher J. Yates splits his time between New York City and Ulster County. He’s British, but you wouldn’t guess it from his prose. His characters sound like natives, and the descriptions are spot-on. Yates and his wife purchased a home in New Paltz just over two years ago. Almanac Weekly’s Will Dendis caught up with him there a few weeks ago. How did you go from a London puzzle editor to a NYC/Hudson Valley novelist? Quite a bit of a chasm, isn’t it? I actually trained as a lawyer, and the puzzles job was something I got when I realized I was going to [quit] the law. It lasted for maybe ten years, and I still do some freelance as well. But really, it was I wanted to write, and I was just waiting until I was confident enough to sit down and actually get on with it. So at the age of 30 I switched from full-time puzzles to doing freelance puzzles, which gave me enough time to write, because I’m a very slow writer. What is the story about to you, and why did you want to tell it? Although it has a thriller setting, to me it’s kind of about love and redemption and tragedy. It ends in tragedy, but it also has a happy ending, I think – although I’m

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Author Christopher J. Yates splits his time between New York City and New Paltz. He’s British, but you wouldn’t guess it from his prose. His characters in this novel sound like natives, and the descriptions are spot-on.

not sure everyone would agree with me on that – but it ends with death, but it also ends with a love story. So for me, those are the two keys to it, and almost like the two keys to life: There’s death, but during life there’s love. And we all know we’re going to experience death, but it could be that we all experience love as well. Some of the real place names, like Ulster County and New Paltz, are used, while others seem to be amalgamations. Fo r e x a m p l e , Roseborn seems to be Rosendale, but much closer to the Ridge’s parks. In terms of its location, it’s a lot more like Ellenville, because you’ve got the high parts of the Ridge there and you’ve got the ice caves there and the blueberry pickers’ huts, so I used all of that stuff locationwise. But yes, historywise, it’s more like Rosendale, certainly. I went to the Snyder Estate in Rosendale for one of their open days to do a lot of research on the cement industry. I describe in the book the gateposts [at Hannah’s house] having models of the Brooklyn Bridge; the Snyder Estate actually has those. They have a large cave at the back of the property, which I completely used on Hannah’s parents’ property as well. It’s a really cool place. The Swangum Ridge plays a big role in the story. What’s your favorite place to hike in the Gunks?

I like the road less traveled. There’s a section of the Rainbow Falls Trail that doesn’t actually go past the falls. It’s a place where two paths connect between Upper Awosting and Castle Point Carriage Roads, called Litchfield Ledge. There are certain sections that are off the main carriageways; you almost never see anyone there – which is crazy because, the one I mentioned, for example, has one of the best views in all of the Gunks, overlooking Lake Awosting. But I’m fairly certain I’ve hiked almost every single trail in the Gunks, apart from maybe some of the much further ones, like the really, really remote ones. But of the ones centered around the [Mohonk] Preserve and the [Minnewaska State] Park, I’ve been pretty much everywhere. Patch has a food blog and dreams of opening a restaurant upstate. What are some of your favorite local restaurants? I have a ton in New Paltz that I really like. The new place that just opened called La Charla, which does kind of higher-end Mexican food – that one’s incredible. I love the Mountain Brauhaus, but everyone loves the Brauhaus, which means it’s hard to get into. There’s also a place that does similar food called the Gunk Haus [in Clintondale]. And then I really love the Village Tea Room and P&G’s. Yeah, I love a ton of places around here.

The story begins on a Ridge in rural Ulster County, the smell of pine in the air and vultures circling above as a boy fires a BB gun at a girl tied to a tree while another boy watches.

one chair, one desk and one fork, one knife and one plate and one glass. And I just stayed here for a few weeks, sleeping on the mattress and then sitting at the desk every day. So that was fantastic. It really helped clear my head, just being here in an empty house; not much else to do. I hadn’t sorted out my Internet, I had no distractions, so probably the better part of the last 50 pages were written here in the house. And I imagine, with my next novel, most of it will be written in this house. It might be 50/50. When you started writing, was Black Chalk the first book you wrote, or did you have some others that weren’t published? This is my second published book, but I wrote two-and-a-half before I got published, and no one will ever see those. They were good training, and I’m glad I wrote them. In fact, the reason one of them was a half was because I realized, having done the first two and having had them rejected a couple times, I knew the half wasn’t very good, and I knew I needed to start something fresh. I feel like two-and-a-half novels that will stay in my drawer was just the right length of training for me. Does the process of writing energize or exhaust you? It depends on the day. You get good days and you get bad days. The days when it kind of energizes you are fantastic. Sometimes it can take me five hours to write 300, 400 words that get thrown away, and sometimes it can take 30 minutes to write 500 words and you kind of sit back and go, “Wow, I’m done.” I think a lot of that has to do with the subconscious. I think sometimes your subconscious has just been getting the stuff ready for you. So when it came to writing the ending of Grist Mill Road, it really did come out very, very quickly because I’d been thinking about it for years. Do you outline the entire plot ahead of time or figure it out as you’re going along? There are two schools on that, right? It does basically fall into two schools: those who know pretty much where it’s going beforehand and those who don’t; and I don’t know where it’s going. So, with the opening chapter of Grist Mill Road – you know, how a boy ties a girl to


a tree and starts shooting her with a Red Ryder BB gun – I wrote that chapter and I had no idea why he’d done that, no idea whatsoever. [Mild spoilers ahead.] I was writing away for about two years, and I was getting panicked because I still hadn’t worked out why he did it. And that thing I said about the subconscious working stuff out for you – I think that’s what happened to me. One day I was just going to make myself a cup of tea in the kitchen, and halfway between my bedroom and the kitchen I just stopped, and it was like I’d been hit by a thunderbolt and the entire story unraveled in my head as to why [Matthew] did this terrible, awful thing. So that was fantastic. I didn’t know that, and I didn’t know how Patrick and Hannah ended up married. It was almost exactly the same process. I think that one may have happened in the shower – you know, that kind of lightbulb eureka moment – it came to me: “Wait, what if she couldn’t see him [while she was tied to the tree]?� I wouldn’t have anything against people who plan it all out in advance, and I’m kind of in awe of them. I cannot do that at all. I think I need those kind of eureka moments. That just feels more natural and organic for the way I write. What was the hardest part about writing from an American point of view? Oh, yeah, everything. I was slow to get going on this because of writing from the American perspective. I think lots of technical details – just stuff like understanding American schools. I had a few advantages, however: My wife is American, and I’ve been with her since 1998, so I certainly hear an American speak every day. She has a friend who’s a schoolteacher who I contacted a lot to ask her about American schools to make sure I got my facts straight. When it came to the newspaper [where Hannah works], I had to do research on American newspapers. The hardest thing was, I like to hear a voice in my head, which isn’t necessarily my own voice. When I write, I kind of hear the words spoken in a certain voice; and when I find that voice, then it becomes a whole lot easier. When I’ve written stuff in the past, it’s been mostly with an English-accented voice. Finding the American voice inside my own head was definitely the hardest thing – just hearing an accent and tone. Some reading recommendations: Two pieces of fiction, one classic and one contemporary, and one nonfiction, any time. My classic is The Quiet American by Graham Greene. Graham Greene is my favorite author, and I’m not sure he’s massively read in the States. And The Quiet American could be the gateway drug into Graham Greene. I love him because he writes meaningful novels with very meaty plots. So you can read it for the thrill of his language, or you can read it as just a straight-up thriller, or you can do both, which is the ideal way to read him. Contemporary novel is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. I couldn’t recommend this highly enough. It’s one of those novels where sometimes it takes [a while] for your ear to adjust to the writer and the way they write. Saunders has this really unique way of writing: He has this unique language – it’s almost as if he’s invented his own language. But once your ear catches hold of his way of talking, you kind of sink right into it, and after that it becomes a real treat to read it.

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n celebration of Presidents’ Day weekend, the National Park Service will present two special events in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park. Saturday, February 17 will feature an author talk and book-signing at 2 p.m. with Paul Brandus, author of This Day in Presidential History. Brandus is an award-winning, independent member of the White House press corps and the founder of West Wing Reports (Twitter: @WestWingReport). Copies of the book will be available for sale. Admission is free, but as space is limited, registration is required at www.fdrlibrary.org. Following the talk, visitors can view original documents from the Roosevelt Library archives in the library research room from 3 to 5 p.m. Documents with the signatures of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy will be included among those on view. Most were collected by FDR himself. The rare documents are on display only once a year. Registration is not required to view the documents. Admission is free. “Inside FDR� on Sunday, February 18 at 2 p.m. will feature stage and voice actor Gary Stamm in a one-man show portraying the 32nd president of the US in a relaxed chat with the audience. The public will hear from “the man himself � talking about his hobbies, dealing with polio, his “firsts,� his childhood, his favorite quotes, what he considers his greatest accomplishments and failures and more. Stamm has portrayed FDR for more than ten years nationwide, touring for two years in the critically acclaimed one-man show A Fireside Chat: A Conversation with FDR. Admission is free, but registration is required at http://insidefdr. eventbrite.com. For more information about the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, located at 4079 Albany Post Road (Route 9) in Hyde Park, call (800) 337-8474 or (845) 486-7745 or visit www.fdrlibrary.org.

And nonfiction is Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. Although it’s a 100-percent-true story, it reads like a thriller, and I really enjoyed it. In a nutshell, it’s about this successful young news reporter who talks like she’s going insane and most of her doctors think she is insane. One thinks she’s an alcoholic and this is just the effect of her alcohol withdrawal. But actually, it turns out she has an incredibly rare brain disease; she’s something like the 200-and-somethingth person ever to have been diagnosed with it. So it’s got a medical drama and it’s like a mystery thriller and it’s a page-turner and it’s just fantastic. Grist Mill Road, published by Picador, is available in bookstores now. An author event, including a reading and discussion, will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 3 p.m. at the Golden Notebook in

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ALL OF IT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the tight performance and the fierce arrangements â&#x20AC;&#x201C; came across the river with a crystalline, arresting clarity. And none of it, significantly, was music I knew. This was not the Charlie Daniels Band. And if this was the band at your wedding, you must be Chelsea Clinton or someone.

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rom my residence south of the Village of New Paltz and just west of the north-flowing Wallkill, I have been eavesdropping for years on the Ulster County Fairgrounds across the river: sometimes, the sternum-shaking report of fireworks; occasionally, wildly distorted public-address announcements cutting through the smoke and exhaust of the fair; at least once, motorcycles whining contrapuntally in a spherical cage. But mostly, it is music: a lot of jingoistic country rock, bro (rather empowered these days), and a lot of your Poppaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top 40, too, because your Momma donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, in fact, dance. Occasionally, my experienced old ear would detect the failing timbre of a legendary voice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; B. J. Thomas, for example â&#x20AC;&#x201C; making the rounds of the County Fair collection points, making its way recognizably through the soft summer night. Oh, the hits! One night, though, what I heard pulsing across the river with laser precision was some ultra-badass and unfamiliar funk music, some athletic young groove, fierce players laying it down. My perked attention next took in the wicked horn charts, academy-schooled, piping-hot over the top of tense, jazzy changes in the tradition of Stevie Wonder circa â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Ladyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those Days.â&#x20AC;? All of it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the tight performance and the fierce arrangements â&#x20AC;&#x201C; came across the river with a crystalline, arresting clarity. And none of it, significantly, was music I knew. This

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You could feel the pressure on this wildly talented band to choose a path. The ďŹ rst clues to their answer come in the facts that they are no longer Mad Satta, at the moment working under the Joanna Teters name, and that the Mad Satta rhythm section has stayed together for the new initiative but dropped the horns â&#x20AC;&#x201C; indicating, perhaps, a decision to go newer rather than older.

was not the Charlie Daniels Band. And if this was the band at your wedding, you must be Chelsea Clinton or someone. Oh, I sussed out who it was right there from my front stoop, miles away from the action. It was Mad Satta: the insanely good, local and original uptown-funkand-soul band. Fronted by the dynamic, smoldering voice of Joanna Teters and with musical direction by bassist Ben Carr, Mad Satta has infamously upped the ante for party/dance music around here in recent years, setting a rather unreachably high bar for local groovemerchants and doing it, for the most part, without resorting to the power of popular repertoire. For all of us, playing covers is a tricky, Faustian deal. Nothing gets a crowd engaged like an old Beatles song, but then asking the same crowd to appreciate your originals is much like serving them a tart, firm, locally sourced organic plum right after youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just shoved a family-sized Tootsie Roll down their gullets. Covers are powerful sweets, and therein lies their danger. Even from my awed stoop, the questions facing Mad Satta began forming in my head. What is the path for a modern, fusion-flavored original groove band like this? Where is the market, and what does it ask of them? If they wanted, they could declare themselves a top-shelf (like, a 1926 Glenfiddich) event and wedding band, starting out with a $5,000 â&#x20AC;&#x153;bro rate,â&#x20AC;? ascending from there per the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to pay, while keeping a finger or two in the original music Hail Mary lotto as well. Not a bad way to live, if play music you must; but this clearly was not their design. Specifically, Mad Sattaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sound came to rest at a fork in the musical present. Playing contemporary, sophisticated soul music on real guitars and basses and drums, keys and horns, they were kind

of in a no-personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s land. The megahit, fantastically musical productions of Mark Ronson or Greg Kurstin are programmed and electro for the most part. The big names doing it with the old tools are doing it staunchly old-school â&#x20AC;&#x201C; namely the elegant scholarship of Dap-Tone and kindred bands and labels, a niche that has in the last few years lost two giants in Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley (and of course the ambivalently retro/modern Amy Winehouse a few years before that). Vacancies for a badass upstate band living in the boroughs now? You could feel the pressure on this wildly talented band to choose a path. The first clues to their answer come in the facts that they are no longer Mad Satta, at the moment working under the Joanna Teters name, and that the Mad Satta rhythm section has stayed together for the new initiative but dropped the horns â&#x20AC;&#x201C; indicating, perhaps, a decision to go newer rather than older. But the actual answer, expressed in the brand-new Joanna Teters record Warmer When It Rains, is considerably more complex than that. Track One, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ride with You,â&#x20AC;? is demonstrative, edgy, contemporary R & B, as are quite a few of the eight tracks on this concise, powerful effort. While Track Two, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the Night,â&#x20AC;? doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly back off on Track Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turf claim, it does reestablish contact with the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s timeless jazz/soul bearings. The dichotomies of Warmer When It Rains are perfectly illustrated in two contrasting (and stellar) ballads: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Midnight,â&#x20AC;? an entirely contemporary, hip-hop-inflected bit of production R & B, is all friction; stilted, glitch rhythms; electro-minimalism; and a huge hook. Five tracks later, the finale â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Easy to Loveâ&#x20AC;? is an exquisite and utterly naturalistic homage to uptown soul and Motown. It might make some listeners

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wish the whole album were in that vein, but Teters is counting on the willingness of her audience to go forward in all directions. About this stylistic straddle, Teters remarks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have decided to not shy away from trying to do both, and so far it seems that the contrast has intrigued listeners, not turned them away.â&#x20AC;? Well, color me intrigued. Joanna Teters and band celebrate the release of Warmer When It Rains with a show at BSP on Friday, February 16 at 7 p.m. Joining Teters on this loaded bill are Aubrey Haddard, the brimstone-bearing, dirt-floor-stomping frontwoman of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other premier original groove band, Breakfast for the Boys, and Mother Vinegar. Tickets cost $10 at the door. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. For more information, visit www.bspkingston.com. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John Burdick

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The Harmony CafĂŠ in Woodstock hosts an all-girl Prince tribute concert to benefit Planned Parenthood MidHudson Valley on Sunday, February 18 at 7 p.m. Assisted by Elizabeth Mitchell and featuring cameos by several Woodstock-area regional notables, the core band has dubbed them-

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selves Sanity6 for this benefit, modeled after the Vanity6 band from Purple Rain. Harmony is located at 50 Mill Hill Road in Woodstock.

The Weight Band plays Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock on Saturday The Band – the Band – are not an easy cover, what with three absurdly high-character lead vocalists (often baying like Satan’s own choir of dogs together), the swampiest white drummer ever, a truly piquant and unique instrumentalist at every position and an ensemble logic the complexity of which you can’t understand until you’ve tried to match it and failed. Still, people will try. The songs are just too irresistible. It stands to reason that a Band cover band booked to play the Levon Helm Studios stands a better chance than most. Indeed, all members of the Weight Band were either actual players in the Band (Jim Wieder), or are directly and deeply connected to their legacy: Brian Mitchell, Marty Grebb, Albert Rogers and Michael Bram. In what promises to be an emotional evening, the Weight Band performs at Levon Helm Studios on Saturday, February 17. Tickets cost $45 standing, $65 seated. For more information, visit www.levonhelm.com. Levon Helm Studios are located at 160 Plochmann Lane in Woodstock. – John Burdick

musical arcana Brian Dewan opens. Tickets for this unique bill cost $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show. For tickets and additional information, visit www.colonywoodstock.com. Colony is located at 22 Rock City Road in Woodstock.

John Maus plays BSP on Thursday A notable figure in the happening synth/pop present, John Maus brings his somewhat retro, somewhat futuristic sounds to BSP in Kingston on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. The 2017 release Screen Memories, as well as his wonderfully titled 2011 debut We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves, have established this Animal Collective cohort as a leading voice in the electronic pop world. Gary War opens. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information, visit www. bspkingston.com. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston.

45th anniversary on Saturday, February 17 at 8:30 p.m. It may have begun as unpretentious novelty, but through hard work and sweat, the Bacon Brothers have evolved into a reliable, road-tested rock ‘n’ roll outfit, live and in the studio, that just happens to feature a movie star. Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. Tickets cost $70. For tickets and additional information, visit www. townecriercafe.com. The Towne Crier Café is located at 379 Main Street in Beacon.

Sheila Jordan headlines Hudson Jazz Festival

Loudon Wainwright III at Colony on Thursday American original, folk patriarch and bountiful contributor to the essential American songbook, Loudon Wainwright III brings his huge historical presence into the intimate confines of Colony in Woodstock on Thursday, February 15 at 8 p.m. The eccentric songwriter and scholar of

beat of the Balkans into elements of jazz, rock and classical, the group features Ara Dinkjian on oud, Ismail Lumanovski on clarinet, Pablo Vergara on keyboard and Engin Gunaydin on percussion. Tickets to the full evening show cost $25. Saturday afternoon features a solo piano immersion with 2018 NEA Jazz Master JoAnne Brackeen, followed by Aaron Goldberg and James Francies. That concert begins at 3 p.m., with tickets going for $24, and at 5 p.m. there’ll be a free screening of director Stephanie Castillo’s award-winning portrait of the life and premature loss of a great American jazz talent, Thomas Chapin: Night Bird Song (2016). One-of-a-kind bebop matriarch Sheila Jordan and vocalist/composer/ lyricist/arranger Dominique Eade bring their world-class talent to the Hudson Hall stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday; tickets cost $35. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, students are invited to a free (by preregistration), multigenerational hands-on jazz improvisation workshop taught by Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas, co-founders

James Weidman’s Spiritual Impressions at Senate Garage

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Club D’Elf with Medeski at Falcon on Friday

Mike Rivard’s Moroccan-fusion improvisation groove collective Club D’Elf is, as the name implies, a kind of rotating-membership community of global music experimentalists. With leader/bassist Rivard the constant, some big names have passed through this long-running Boston-based concern. One of the biggest repeat performers is John Medeski, the improvisational keyboard ace whose local residence might help explain why Club D’Elf are such frequent guests at the Falcon in Marlboro. Club D’Elf, with Medeski on board, celebrates 20 years of this stuff at the Falcon on Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m. Per usual at the Falcon, there is no cover charge, but generous donation is the unwritten law. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information, visit www.liveatthefalcon. com.

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Jazzstock celebrates Black History Month with a show at the Senate Garage on Saturday, February 17. James Weidman’s Spiritual Impressions features Weidman on piano, Ruth Naomi Floyd on vocals, Anthony E. Nelson, Jr. on reeds, John Menegon on bass and Tony Jefferson on drums. James Weidman is a player, composer and producer who has worked with a staggering variety of jazz notables, including Max Roach, Woody Herman, Archie Shepp, James Moody, Greg Osby and Bobby Hutcherson. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Senate Garage is located at 4 North Front Street in Kingston. Tickets cost $20. For tickets and additional information, visit www.jazzstock.com.

Chris Smither & Bacon Brothers at Towne Crier in Beacon on Saturday

The Hudson Valley continues to be one of those pockets of musical creativity that are keeping the jazz idiom alive and innovative. The latest addition to our region’s year-round roster of jazz-flavored public celebrations is the aptly named Hudson Jazz Festival, debuting the weekend of February 16 to 18 at Hudson Hall in the historic Hudson Opera House in the City of Hudson. The lineup for the fest’s inaugural year boasts some intriguing themes and acts, notably Sheila Jordan and JoAnne Brackeen. Pianist Armen Donelian is serving as curator for this year’s event, and sets the tone for Friday evening, which he’s calling “Sounds from the Silk Road.” Beginning at 7 p.m., Donelian will perform “Songs of My Ancestors,” delving into his roots with his “beautifully elusive” (Downbeat) arrangements of poetic works by the 18 th-century Armenian troubadour Sayat-Nova, whose name means King of Songs in Persian. His recital will be followed by the Ara Dinkjian Quartet, an instrumental collaboration rooted in Turkish, Armenian and Macedonian Roma music. Incorporating the dance

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of Hudson Jazzworks. The festival then comes to a fiery close at 3 p.m. with the wild and spontaneous Quarteto Moderno. Infusing Brazilian samba with contemporary jazz and chamber music, the quartet is led by guitarist/musicologist Richard Boukas and features clarinetist Lucas Pino, bassist Gustavo Amarante and drummer Muricio Zottarelli. Tickets cost $25. Festival Weekend Passes are available for $90, which includes priority entry and seating to every performance and event. To purchase tickets, call (518) 822-1438 or visit http://hudsonhall.org/hudsonjazz-festival. Hudson Hall is located at 327 Warren Street in Hudson. – Frances Marion Platt

Torchlight parade, live music at Belleayre on Saturday Belleayre Mountain will host the “President’s Style Torchlight Bash” on Saturday, February 17. The evening of family fun on the mountain will include food and beverages in Groomer’s Pub & Lounge, live music from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Great Room and a torchlight parade beginning at dark with a nighttime jam. Belleayre Mountain is located at 181 Galli Curci Road in Highmount. For more information, call (845) 254-5600 or visit www.belleayre.com.

The Orchestra Now plays Mahler’s Seventh this weekend at Bard Never for those in a hurry or those with a low tolerance for seriousness, Mahler’s symphonies are monuments to ambition and to the chops to back it up. Conducted by Leon Botstein, Bard’s The Orchestra Now takes on Mahler’s Seventh Symphony, casually known as “The Song of the Night,” on Saturday, February 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday the 18th at 2 p.m. at the Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater. Also on the program is Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1, featuring Elias Rodrigues on clarinet, the winner of The Orchestra Now’s 2017 Concerto Competition. Tickets cost $25 and $35. For more

Cherish the Ladies

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orld leaders in Irish music that combines traditional melodies with lush innovation and pop gloss, Cherish the Ladies perform at the Towne Crier in Beacon on Friday, February 16 at 8:30 p.m. “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” wrote the Boston Globe. Tickets cost $40. For tickets and additional information, visit www.townecriercafe.com. The Towne Crier Café is located at 379 Main Street in Beacon.

information, visit https://fishercenter. bard.edu. The Fisher Center is located at 60 Manor Avenue in Annandale-onHudson.

Ashokan Center hosts Andrew Collins this Sunday Winner of multiple Junos (the Canadian Grammy) and a pivotal figure at the center of the Canadian acoustic music movement, mandolin maestro Andrew Collins visits the Ashokan Center on Sunday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. A fusion artist in the newgrass tradition, Collins is joined by fellow multi-instrumentalists Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney. Tickets to this essential performance cost $10 and $15. For tickets and more information, visit https://ashokancenter. org. The Ashokan Center is located at 477 Beaverkill Road in Olivebridge.

“Sauerkraut” Seth Travins & band this Friday in Hudson “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins brings his old-fashioned, old-style roots music revue back to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m. Called a one-man marvel of old-time country, Western swing, honky-tonk and early rock ‘n’ roll styles, Travins is not traveling alone: On hand will be featured artists the Roughouts, Chris Neumann, Reid Waring, Molly Comstock & Lucy Marston with Maura Marcks and Chops and Sauerkraut featuring Jim “Kroutons” Krewson. Admission costs $15. For tickets and additional information, visit www. helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.

Thomas Leighton performs this Sunday in Saugerties Saugerties Pro Musica brings the Saugerties-born tenor Thomas Leighton to its stage for the first time for a vocal concert on Sunday, Febru-

ary 18 at 3 p.m. The Eastman School of Music and University of Wisconsin/ Madison graduate Leighton is a past Dr. Herman Ash Music Scholarship winner. He will be performing art songs and operatic favorites, assisted by Liz Toleno on piano and Marisa Trees on flute. A special guest appearance by his brother John Leighton, himself a past Dr. Herman Ash Music Scholarship winner, will mark their first appearance singing together professionally. Seating is limited at the United Methodist Church, on the corners of Washington Avenue (#67) and Post Street in Saugerties. Tickets cost $15 and $12, with all students admitted free. For more information, visit www. saugertiespromusica.org or call (845) 679-5733.

Bardavon, UPAC simulcast La Bohème next Saturday The Bardavon presents Puccini’s classic L a Bohème as part of the Met Live in HD series on Saturday, February 24 at 12:30 p.m. Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of the most-performed opera in Met history will be simultaneously screened at the Bardavon at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie and the Ulster Performing Arts Center at 601 Broadway in Kingston. Tickets cost $28 for adults, $26 for members and $20 for children aged 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Bardavon box office at (845) 473-2072 or the UPAC box office at (845) 339-6088. For additional information, visit www.bardavon.org.

County Players perform You Can’t Take It with You in Wappingers Falls The Cou nty Players in Wappingers Falls will present You Can’t Take It with You, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer. Performances will take place on Friday and Saturdays, February 16/17 and 23/24 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults or $15 for seniors age 60+, military person-

nel or children under age 12. The storyline follows the Sycamores, a madcap clan who sets the bar for eccentricity. When Alice brings her highsociety fiancé home to meet the parents, fireworks (figuratively and literally) nearly bring the house down. Despite their zany antics and unconventional ways, this tightly knit family offers hope that love and laughter lead to happiness, even in the hardest of times. One of the most popular and successful comedies in American theater, this Pulitzer Prizewinning Depression-era classic has a timeless appeal. For more information, visit http:// countyplayers.org/shows/you-cant-takeit-with-you.

Chelsea Manning to speak at Bard on Wednesday

As part of the Tough Talks Lecture Series, the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard presents a conversation with Chelsea Manning on Wednesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. at the Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater. Kevin Duong and Dean Rebecca Thomas will moderate the talk with the former intelligence analyst for the US Department of Defense who disclosed classified documents to WikiLeaks that revealed human rights abuses and corruption connected to the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in a military prison, but released in 2017 after President Obama commuted her sentence. While in prison, Manning publicly identified as a trans woman and asserted her right to medical therapy. Now an advocate for government transparency and queer and transgender rights, Manning will


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or calling (845) 876-4030. The Starr Library is located at 68 West Market Street in Rhinebeck.

Rosendale screens Soul Power with Leon Gast on Wednesday The Rosendale Theatre will screen the film Soul Power on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:15 p.m. The 2008 concert film features the most celebrated American soul, jazz, salsa and R & B acts of the time, together with the most renowned musical groups in Africa, for a 12-hour, three-night concert in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974. The film’s producer, Leon Gast of Woodstock, will introduce the screening and conduct an audience questionand-answer session afterward. The film was edited from more than 125 hours of footage, including outtakes from Gast’s Oscar-winning When We Were Kings, a chronicle of the 1974 landmark fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Featured talents include James Brown, Miriam Makeba, B. B. King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz, the Spinners, Sister Sledge and

the Crusaders. Tickets cost $8 general admission, $6 for members. The running time is 93 minutes. The Rosendale Theatre is located at 408 Main Street in Rosendale. Soul Power is shown as part of the Music Fan Film Series at the theater. For more information, visit www.rosendaletheatre.org.

Chiara String Quartet performs next Sunday in Kingston The 50th annual Ulster Chamber Music Series in Kingston will feature the Chiara String Quartet on Sunday, February 25. The concert will be performed at the Church of the Holy Cross, located at 30 Pine Grove Avenue in Kingston. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. The program features two movements from Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, Shostakovich’s complete String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 and four movements from Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. For more information, please call (845) 3409434. To order using PayPal, visit the Ulster Chamber Music Series at www. ulsterchambermusicseries.org.

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David Byrne performance would require no billing or promo at all if the cat were not so damned restless and various in his pursuits. The updates and reinventions are endless. An influential if not eradefining bandleader and songwriter, filmmaker, author and novelist, social critic, multimedia performance artist and eternal hipster who stays hip by feeding on the fresh blood of young hipster admirers, Byrne just doesn’t stop expanding. The exciting proposition now is that his current tour features a 12-piece band: the antithesis of an easy paycheck for this legend among legends. David Byrne performs at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston on Saturday, March 10. Tickets cost…I’m sorry, this show is already sold out, but we thought you should know about it anyway. For more information, visit www. bardavon.org. – John Burdick

speak about topics including artificial intelligence (AI) and resistance in the age of AI; activism and protest; transgender issues; and the intersection of technology and people’s lives. This event is sold out. Those who wish to be put on the waiting list should arrive at the Sosnoff Theater at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. At approximately 5:45, names will be called in the order that they were added to the list. Seating is not guaranteed. For more information, visit http://hac.bard.edu. The Fisher Center is located at 60 Manor Avenue in Annandale-on-Hudson.

UPAC presents Lewis Black next Saturday

Feverish, skewed, unstable, enraged, volatile, comedian Lewis Black is sometimes simply called the king of the rant. A relentless social critic and exposer of hypocrisy, Black, like so many comedians of his generation,

has found himself cast on the role of pundit as much as entertainer. Whatever his title, Lewis Black performs at the Ulster Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $58 and $78 and can be purchased in person at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072, or the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 3396088. For additional information, visit www.bardavon.org.

Olympic medalist Betsey Armstrong in Rhinebeck on Saturday The 2018 Winter Olympics get underway on February 9 at Pyeongchang in South Korea, grabbing the attention even of non-sports-fans around the world. That makes this an especially good time to hear from local folks who have participated in past years’ games. One of those is Betsey Armstrong, a Rhinebeck resident who won a silver medal in the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing and a gold in London in 2012. Water polo is her sport, and goalkeeper her position. When Armstrong retired in 2014, she recalled, “For me, obviously what we did in the Olympics in London was magical and a great memory; but I really get emotional when I think about how we worked as a team, and how people on the team were so willing to work together as a team. You see the most beautiful sides of one another and the ugliest sides of one another, and you know that you couldn’t have done it without each other.” This sports hero will share her personal stories of the Olympics at the Starr Library on Saturday, February 17 at 4 p.m., as the next event in the library’s Witness to History lecture series. Admission is free, and you can save yourself a seat by preregistering at http://starrlibrary.org

Feb. 23 - 25 8pm Fri & Sat | 3pm Sun Tickets: $20

CENTERstage Productions is pleased to present Club, a new play by Mark Burns. Spring of 2016 — the cusp of a new American moment. Brice Garber, a down-on-his-luck salesman from Long Island, is invited by an old friend into a real estate deal to buy an aging 13-hole golf course in a depressed Catskills town, where “country club” may have sinister overtones. MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES.

March 2-18 8pm Fri & Sat | 3pm Sun Tickets: $27 / $25 Winner of 9 Tony Awards, this sweeping musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in pursuit of the American Dream. Book: Terrence McNally, lyrics: Lynn Ahrens, music: Stephen Flaherty. Directed by Kevin Archambault for Up in One Productions. Musical Direction by Paul & JoAnne Schubert. APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AUDIENCES


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Cream of the crop How Adams Fairacre Farms grew from one small farmstand into four Hudson Valley stores that employ more than 1,000 people

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dams Fairacre Farms is an institution – one that has been around for nearly a century. When Ralph and Mary Adamucci began selling vegetables out of their farmstand in 1919, they probably had no intention of building a small grocery and nursery dynasty in the Hudson Valley. Now owned and run by their son Donald and his two sons, Patrick and Steve, the popular markets in Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Kingston and Wappinger serve a cgrowing customer base that expects to find nothing but the best in produce, meats, fish, candies and baked goods, along with a full-service nursery department in each location. Adams employs more than 1,000 people in its four locations, and the company focuses on creating a work atmosphere that blends family values with professionalism. In addition to on-the-job training for a broad variety of positions, staff members receive ongoing support to expand their skills and take on increased responsibilities. Many stay on for years, decades even. Mike Paesano is the general manager of the Kingston store. “I started out as the bakery manager 17 years ago. I come from a bakery and food background. When things changed and our company expanded, I was the lucky-enough guy to become the store manager. This store in Kingston opened in 1981. The Adamses bought a piece of property in Poughkeepsie in the early 1900s and started farming it. “That’s how Adams began in the Hudson Valley: It’s been ‘Adams’ for a very long time, although a few people in Poughkeepsie still call them ‘Adamucci’ from time to time. They had a small structure, one of those drop-box farmstands where people leave money and take their food. Ralph and Mary had four children who all worked the farm. In the 1950s they built the first real farmstand store with garage doors. In the ‘’60s, they expanded a little bit more, and in the ’70s they added fish and deli foods. In the ’80s

Ralph Adams Sr. with his son Donald, circa 1957

they added meat and bakery foods, and so on. Each store has a nursery: an inside garden center with a tropical greenhouse and a seasonal greenhouse. Originally the nursery was something they did just to add some revenue to their business, but it turned out to be a really great thing. It separates us from other grocery stores.” It is highly unusual to have a nursery and landscaping operation open yearround on the East Coast. “It’s great to be a part of something so unique,” says Paesano. “We work together as a team and try to help one another. If somebody sees a great class that we could all learn from, we run it by each other and get everybody involved – all four stores. More and more, over the last 17 years we’ve become a lot closer with the other stores. Donald, the eldest son of Ralph and Mary, and his two sons are in the stores every day. In fact, up until about two years ago, Donald was in every store every day.” In Newburgh, store manager Mark Wheeler, an 18-year employee, confirms the notion that the company atmosphere nurtures success. “I started as assistant store manager, and about six years ago when the Adamses opened the Wappinger location, my boss Barbara Johnson was asked to manage that one. I moved up to general manager here. This family is probably the best you could ever work for. They consider us all ‘family.’ The owners, around a couple times week, know everybody’s name, right down to the new people pushing carts. They care. They expect us to work hard and do a good

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day’s work, but it’s not like you’re just a number or just the next person in to fill a slot.” Considering the growth of the company, it’s phenomenal for that tone to be maintained. “I grew up in Poughkeepsie and still live there,” says Wheeler. “I knew what Adams was, long before the Newburgh store was built. In Po u g h k e e p s i e it’s a way of life, shopping at Adams. It’s just something you do. In high school, I worked there for a summer. Being able to come back to work for them all these years later – again, they appreciate friendly people who are great to their customers. A lot of us go above and beyond; we look for the right people who do that every day for the customer.” Paesano explains what makes the company structure work so well: “The owners hire specialty managers for each department. Then we let them run their departments as if they are their own small businesses. It makes Adams have a different feel from other stores. Ideas are not coming from corporate; they’re coming from that ‘shop-owner.’ They feel more artistic, as if they can really run it like it’s their own. Not everybody has the money to go into business. So when you work for somebody who lets you be your own entrepreneur, you really thrive in that atmosphere.” “I think the key is to stick with the oldfashioned plan of talking to the customers. Make them feel at home, like they’re gonna go see Phil on grocery or Fred in meat or Joe in fish or Nicole in the bakery or Kathryn in the deli,” adds Paesano. “We want people to feel comfortable about coming to talk to us – not only us as managers, but our staff as well. Everybody should keep building their own customer base. That’s what makes us different.” Adams offers free educational seminars during the off-season. Typically held on

Saturdays, Sundays or Wednesdays, these include a wide range of subjects – from learning about insect pollinators, seedstarting, opening your pond, container gardening, deerproofing, orchid care and birds to a veritable feast of choices in the culinary department. Customers can learn how to prepare strombolis, seafood pizza, fish tacos, bread pudding, meatballs, soups, granola, hamantash and much more. Howto demos inspire c u p c a ke - a n d cake-decorating, cheesemaking, creating dynamo appetizers, chocolate trufflemaking and piemaking. Wellbeing talks include breakthroughs in arthritis treatment, eating for energy, fitness and fat-burning and digestive health. “The seminars are great for customer interaction,” says Paesano. “We have fun, get to feed everybody. We run them from October through February.”

When Ralph and Mary Adamucci began selling vegetables out of their farmstand in 1919, they probably had no intention of building a small grocery and nursery dynasty in the Hudson Valley.

Adams gears up for its muchanticipated Garden Shows Customers have also come to expect great things from the annual Garden Shows held at each location in February and March. Work starts on transforming a giant room, normally stocked with tables and shelves of seasonal plants, right after the holidays. Truckloads of garden dirt are brought indoors to be shaped and planted out. A stroll through the greenhouse completely landscaped with flowering spring bulbs, annuals, trees and shrubs gives shoppers hope that spring will soon arrive. The installations of ponds, walls, patios and walkways makes them think that it might come sooner rather than later. “Our landscape crew has been working hard to install that, and our nursery staff helps, too,” says Wheeler. “Between our landscape people doing snowplowing and working on the garden show, it keeps


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February 15, 2018 most of them employed year-round, rather than seasonally. You can retain good people that way. Every year customers get to see a vision of things they could do in their yard. Our bakery does a nice cake, something spring-related. It gets people itchy with spring fever. Usually a week after the Garden Show premieres, we do a local food show with a lot of the vendors we deal with: local honey, maple syrup, cheeses. People get to taste things that maybe they would not know we sell, or maybe they’re a little more expensive because they come from small purveyors. So they get the experience in a big foodshow-type setting right in our Garden Show.” This year the shows will run from February 23 to March 4 in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, and March 3 to 11 in Kingston and Wappinger. The free Garden Show also includes seminars on growing your favorite plants and crops, prize giveaways and free raffles. – Ann Hutton Adams Fairacre Farms retail stores and nurseries are located in Poughkeepsie at 765 Dutchess Turnpike, (845) 454-4330; in Kingston at 1560 Ulster Avenue, Lake Katrine, (845) 336-6300; in Newburgh at 1240 Route 300, (845) 569-0303; and in Wappinger at 160 Old Post Road, (845) 632-9955. All locations are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.adamsfarms.com for more information.

Vassar Brothers Institute’s winter science lecture series The Vassar Brothers Institute will present “Science in Your Life 2018,” a series of three winter lectures designed to bring together the general public with scientists to explore topics of interest and importance to everyone. The programs will consist of an understandable talk by a scientist involved in research on the topic, with an opportunity for questions afterward from the audience. The lectures are held at Our Lady of Lourdes High School, located at 131 Boardman Road in Poughkeepsie. Each program begins with a 45-minute session of live music by Arlington High School musicians, followed by the evening’s talk. Admission is free. The first talk, on Wednesday, February 21 from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m., will be “The World of Gemology: History and Value of Precious Gemstones” with fourthgeneration jeweler Bradford Walker. On Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m., the talk will be “Using Shadows to Shed New Light” with Dr. James Green, director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC. The lecture on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. will be “Conquering Lyme Disease: Solutions through Science” with Brian Fallon, MD of the Columbia University Medical Center. For more information about the lectures, visit https://vbi1882.wordpress. com.

Riverkeeper reports on health of Rondout Creek next Thursday The High Falls Conservancy is sponsoring a Riverkeeper presentation, “How’s the Water in Rondout Creek?” Open to the public, the event will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Rondout Municipal Center, located 1925 Lucas Avenue in Cottekill. Attendees should use the westerly entrance to the building and proceed to Meeting Room M-1. The space will only accommodate 50 to 70 people, so admission is on a firstcome, first-served basis. The talk will focus on the water in the Rondout Creek, with special attention to the stretch along, above and below

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he Mohonk Preserve Conservation Science Department is seeking additional volunteers to bolster its monitoring effort for the three territories on Preserve lands that attract peregrine falcons. A volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, February 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. Volunteers should register at www.mohonkpreserve.org/training. Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring binoculars and/or spotting scopes if available. The first portion of the day will be spent at the Visitor Center, after which the group will carpool to the public viewing sites in the afternoon. The orientation is not just for new volunteers; it’s a great refresher for seasoned Peregrine Watch participants and a way to connect with other volunteers. More information about the program is available at http://mohonkpreserve.org/bird-programs.

the falls at High Falls. There will be information on what steps individuals and the community can take to improve and maintain the quality and health of the Rondout as it flows through the town. The event is being offered due to the outgrowth of concerns brought to the Conservancy’s attention regarding safety and health issues, especially during the summer months when people flock to the falls and creek stream for swimming and picnicking. Enjoyment of the Rondout has resulted in excess refuse and polluting materials left behind. It is the Conservancy’s hope that, with knowledge and guidance provided by Riverkeeper, all visitors can contribute to the health and enjoyment of the Rondout and keep it clean and beautiful for those who wish to use it for recreation and pleasure.

Saturday snowshoe lessons at Sam’s Point The Sam’s Point area at Cragsmoor will offer free drop-in snowshoe lessons every Saturday from February through March, weather permitting, at 11 a.m. The opportunity is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam’s Point employee, who will provide instruction on how to wear and adjust the snowshoes properly, and will work with participants

until they’re ready to head confidently out on the trail. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for the program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. More information is available by calling (845) 647-7989 or by visiting https://parks. ny.gov/parks/193.

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GARDENER’S NOTEBOOK

Keeping tabs on temps A great new gizmo for anxious gardeners

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little blue pillbox has solved my sleep problems. I’ve touted the abundance of fresh figs that I gather in summer and fall from my greenhouse, and the salad greens in winter – not to mention the transplants for the garden in spring and summer. All this has come at a price: sleep. In winter, I often worry that something will go awry with the heater that keeps greenhouse temperatures from dropping below freezing, threatening the life of the in-ground fig trees and the salad greens. And things have occasionally gone awry. One winter, the gas company didn’t deliver the gas for the propane heater on time. Another winter, the pilot light kept going out on the heater. Another winter, there was an interruption in electrical service, just a small amount of which is needed for the thermostat. From the warmth of my home, how could I know if my plants were suffering so that I could take action? I set up a remote monitor with a secondary thermostat and a lightbulb; if the greenhouse temperature drops below 35 degrees Fahrenheit, I know it because the light goes on. Of course, I have to look outside at the greenhouse occasionally. And if I’m in bed on some cold winter night…a bicycle mirror mounted on the window lets me know if the light is on without my even having to lift my head. Of course, all bets are off if I am asleep, or if electrical service is interrupted. That brings me back to the blue pillbox. It’s filled with electronics, not pills. This device, sold as SensorPush, hangs on a nail in my greenhouse and continuously records temperature and humidity therein. No need for me to go to the greenhouse to communicate with it, though: It beams the information via Bluetooth to my smartphone. Better still, I can retrieve the information if my phone is beyond the approximately 325-foot Bluetooth range, with the help of the SensorPush Gateway. The Gateway connects via wi-fi to put the temperature and humidity information on the Web and then onto my smartphone – from anywhere that I have cell service. And even better, SensorPush can also alert my smartphone (and, hence, me) should the greenhouse temperature ever drop below (or above) whatever low (or high point) I set it at. The Gateway does require electricity. But Central Hudson has an alert feature to notify me – again via my increasingly smart smartphone – if the electrical service has been interrupted. I’m going to get another SensorPush to hang outdoors on one of the garden fenceposts. Knowing temperatures and humidity out in the garden is very useful to anyone who grows tree fruits. Spring frosts threaten blossoms of fruit trees that bloom early in the season. Most

This little blue pillbox is filled with electronics, not pills. The device, sold as SensorPush, hangs on a nail in Lee’s greenhouse and continuously records temperature and humidity therein. No need for him to go to the greenhouse to communicate with it, though: It beams the information via Bluetooth to his smartphone.

threatened are apricots and peaches, but a season’s crop of apples, pears, cherries or plums could also be snuffed out by a dramatic drop in temperature. Just how much cold kills these blossoms depends on the kind of fruit and the stage of blossoming. For instance, when apricot flowerbuds have just begun to swell and separate, they’ll laugh off cold down to zero degrees Fahrenheit. Once the petals begin to spread, the buds are killed at 19 degrees. When petals fall, 24 degrees are lethal. So a SensorPush out in the garden would, at the very least, tell me whether to expect a crop from any of these tree fruits – or to take action, like running outside to drape a blanket over a tree. Knowing temperature and humidity can also predict the likelihood of disease. The spores of brown rot disease of plums, for instance, grow best in rainy weather with temperatures in the mid-70s during bloom or as fruit is ripening. Longer periods of wetness are needed at lower temperatures. Once again, such information can be used for prediction or action – in the latter case, a preventative spray of sulfur, for example. (Sulfur, a naturally mined mineral, is an organically approved fungicide.) A final nice feature of SensorPush is that it keeps records of the data it collects. The graphs it generates can be viewed on my smartphone or downloaded to a computer. Now, if only I had an expensive art collection, a wine cellar, a reptile cage or something else that needed close monitoring of temperature and humidity, I could justify another SensorPush… Okay, now I’m going back to sleep – soundly. – Lee Reich Any gardening questions? E-mail Lee at garden@leereich.com and he’ll try answering them directly or in his Almanac Weekly column. To read Lee’s previous “Gardener’s Notebook” columns, visit his garden at www.leereich.com/blog.

NIGHT SKY

Pulled by the Moon What’s really happening

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leaning out files, I found some drawings by Woodstocker Alan McKnight, whose illustrations graced several of my early books. Discovering a few I’d never used, I realized that it would be a shame not to see them published – perhaps to clarify some Night Sky columns this year. The one on this page really

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me?” Yet the Moon cannot budge even a gram of your bodily fluids. That’s for two reasons: First, the lunar tides arise mostly because there’s a seven-percent difference in lunar gravity between its pull on the side of Earth nearest it and the side farthest away. The difference doesn’t create the tidal effect; it is the tidal effect. And since the difference in the Moon’s gravity-strength acting on your head is exactly the same as its torque on your feet, your body is bathed in equality so far as the Moon is concerned. Nothing budges. But on the immediate small scale, something else happens, which I think is quite interesting, and which Alan makes clear on this page. Look at the two spots in Earth’s oceans marked A and B. The Moon’s gravity is pulling upward on each drop of ocean water. The pull is not straight up, but toward the Moon, which almost always is in some direction at an angle. This lunar torque thus has a vertical and a horizontal component, each of which is depicted with a thin line. The vertical component has no affect

on the water, because it’s more than counterbalanced by Earth’s much-stronger gravity in the opposite, downward direction. But the horizontal vector is not opposed by anything. Thus, each drop of seawater is nudged sideways, toward the place on Earth beneath the Moon. Each bit of nudging is tiny, but it adds up until, at the spot beneath the Moon, the ocean piles up to a height of three feet above normal. (When the rotating Earth brings this tidal bulge toward land, the shallowing seabed accentuates it, so that the average coastal tide is five feet.) So now you know why tides happen. Is this cool or what? Thanks, Alan! – Bob Berman PS: Let Jim Metzner and me tell you some very cool stuff for a few minutes. Use your smartphone or computer and go to AstoundingUniverse.com. Want to know more? To read Bob’s previous columns, visit our Almanac Weekly website at HudsonValleyOne.com.


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Eastwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tendentious take on three young Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a French train

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â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to stop taking in movies directed by Clint Eastwood, even in weeks when there are not many other new big-screen choices out there. The man clearly knows his filmcraft, and his projects can always be enjoyed on a purely technical level. But his right-wing politics are starting to overpower his common sense, and his talents get bogged down in the bombast. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing inherently wrong with a movie having an agenda. For pretty much as long as humans have been making art, some it has always been inspired by the desire to persuade audiences to embrace a particular point of view. Being biased may make a work of art less than â&#x20AC;&#x153;pureâ&#x20AC;? (whatever that means), but it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily have to detract from its artistic value. Most modern readers outside Italy have only the vaguest notions of who the Guelphs and the Ghibellines were, or why they hated each other so much; but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that Danteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t held up remarkably well over the centuries. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the undeniable fact that politically tendentious movies seem more palatable to those who agree with them. Being a lifelong leftie, I can feel assured that anytime Michael Moore comes out with a new movie, it will make me laugh and it will make me think. Still, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a healthy thing to be exposed to points of view that are not oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own. If cogently argued, such debates give one a more nuanced and detailed appreciation of humanity in its wondrous diversity, in addition to illuminating multiple ways of approaching a problem one wishes to solve. Clint Eastwood, alas, seems increasingly determined to tout his trademark macho ethic to the exclusion of other considerations as he nears the end of his career. Noting that he is in his late 80s, which traditionally entitles a person to have no effs left to give for what other people think, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to escape the conclusion that Clint the Codger is more and more embracing the identity of that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get off my lawnâ&#x20AC;? dude. This grump tendency has manifested, among other recent ways, in onedimensional portrayals of the Iraqi populace in American Sniper and of the National Transportation Safety Board in Sully. Among the targets of Eastwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cardboard scorn in his latest opus, The 15:17 to Paris, are public schools: Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a scene in which two mothers of fractious students confront a principal who suggests that their kids might need treatment for ADHD. The principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s costume, coiffure and makeup are as unflatteringly schoolmarmish as

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Clint Eastwood cast non-actors Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos to portray themselves.

the trio take prior to their date with destiny. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not even good travel porn; more like sitting through the neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; interminable slideshow of their trip to Disney World. Guys taking lots of selfies at tourist spots is not a plot, and Clint Eastwood is enough of a film veteran to know it. The 15:17 to Paris has a lot of other problems, notably the same tone-deafness about â&#x20AC;&#x153;otheringâ&#x20AC;? foreigners that the director displayed in American Sniper. The allegedly Daesh-inspired wannabe mass murderer on the train, Ayoub ElKhazzani, is accorded no backstory, no hint of motivation beyond being the Bad Guy. In fact, Blyskalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s screenplay gives him no lines at all, not even â&#x20AC;&#x153;Allahu akbar!â&#x20AC;?; he simply growls and grunts like an animal. There are still a few pleasures to be found in The 15:17 to Paris, primarily in the camerawork. But as a story, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far too one-dimensional and, for a thriller, not particularly compelling. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Frances Marion Platt

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Feb. 15-22 “If you like sausage and respect the law, you should watch neither being made; and to some degree that is true of our production ramp.” – Elon Musk, sort of quoting Winston Churchill

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Snowshoe lesson at Gardiner Library There was an old woman who lived in a snowshoe…errrr, shoe. But while we’re on the topic, check this out! Offer your family another reason to get outside this winter at “Learn How to Snowshoe” this Friday, February 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gardiner Library. Participants will get hands-on practice using the bindings and walking in the snowshoes, followed by a nature walk on the Rail Trail behind the library. The workshop is free and open to all ages, but preregistration is required. The Gardiner Library is located at 133 Farmers’ Turnpike in Gardiner. For more information or to register, call (845) 2551255 or visit http://gardinerlibrary.org.

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Oscar-Nominated Shorts at Rosendale Theatre Too busy to squeeze full-length movies into your schedule, but wish you could get a handle on some aspect of the upcoming Oscars? How about shorts? This Saturday, February 17 at 2 p.m., the Rosendale Theatre presents 2018 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts. Choose your favorite, throw it into casual conversation and see if your pick wins at the Academy Awards on March 4. The films are: DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes; The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes; My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes; The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes; and Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes. The event lasts about 90 minutes. The Rosendale Theatre is located at 408 Main Street in Rosendale. For more information, call (845) 658-8989, or visit www.facebook.com/rosendaletheatre or www.rosendaletheatre.org.

Chinese New Year Celebration in Red Hook “A doggo is a dog. A pupper is a smol doggo. But a big ol pupper is a doggo. A woofer is a big ol doggo. And a smol woofer is, you guessed it, a doggo. A yapper is a smol pupper, and a big ol woofer is a floofer. There’s also a snip snap doggo, which you don’t want to pet,” as illustrated here: http://bit. ly/2CiPcnJ. Is this a new language to you? Believe me, your kids know it. Have some fun

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ur area’s own FDR believed, “We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions – bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities.” Here are some interesting, educational and fun Presidents’ Day events for families of all ages:

• Washington’s Birthday Celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment, February 17 and 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continental Army activities; musket and cannon firings throughout the day. Free. 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor; (845) 561-1765; http://on.ny.gov/2suYCwH. • George Washington’s Birthday Celebration, February 17, 18 and 19, noon to 4 p.m. Music, military demonstrations, historical presentations, crafts and birthday cake, as well as Washington “himself ”! 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh; (845) 5621195; www.facebook.com/washingtonsheadquarters. • Presidential Autographs, February 17, 3 to 5 p.m. FDR’s fascinating collection of signatures of other presidents, displayed only once a year. Free. Roosevelt Library Research Room, FDR Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park; (845) 486-1142; https://fdrlibrary.org/events-calendar. • Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Knox’s Headquarters, February 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., scheduled house tours and cannon firings throughout the day. 289 Forge Hill Road in Vails Gate; (845) 561-1765; http://bit.ly/2suvPIQ. • Inside Franklin D. Roosevelt, February 18, 2 to 3 p.m. A first-person casual chat by “FDR” sharing about his hobbies, dealing with polio, his childhood, favorite quotes, successes and failures. Free. Milstein Auditorium of Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park; (845) 229-5320; http://bit. ly/2ChRFyV. – Erica Chase-Salerno

by responding to them in Chinese! Say this: Gong Hey Fat Choy, which means Happy New Year in Cantonese, and bring your worlds together. Make plans for your family to attend the Chinese New Year Lunar Celebration, Year of the Dog, this Saturday, February 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hendrick Hudson Masonic Lodge in Red Hook, hosted by the Red Hook Public Library and the Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program.

I heard there will be dumplings. Do you have any idea how much I love Chinese dumplings? And doggos? What a dream event. But in addition to dumplings, kids and parents can participate in hands-on crafts and activities, other snacks (more dumplings?) and a colorful indoor parade. This celebration is free and open to the public of all ages. If any of you adults are interested in dumpling-making, register now for a free hands-on workshop,

Did you or your kids catch the Japanese ice skating team’s performance to music from the anime show, Yuri on Ice? You can learn more and watch it here: https:// nerdist.com/yuri-on-ice-winter-olympics. Perhaps your crew is inspired to do some ice skating themselves! In celebration of National Skating Month, the McCann Ice Arena offers free ice skating on Saturday, February 17 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., and the Ice Time Sports Complex on Sunday, February 18 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. This event includes on-ice instruction, games and figure skating demonstrations. Admission is free, and registration is required. The McCann Ice Arena is located at 14 Civic Center Plaza in Poughkeepsie, http://bit.ly/2EEul3y; the Ice Time Sports Complex is at 21 Lakeside Road in Newburgh, www.icetimesports.org. For more information or to register, e-mail bridget@midhudsonciviccenter. org with the date of your choice and how many people will be attending. For more information, contact Debra Knauss, ice skating director, at (845) 454-5800, extension 1217, or Mimi McKinnis, US Figure Skating communications, at (719) 635-5200. And while we’re on the topic of Olympics, how about hearing from a local Gold- and Silver-Medal American Olympian? Water polo athlete Betsey Armstrong will share some of her personal stories at the Starr Library this Saturday, February 17 at 4 p.m. Her talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required if you want to guarantee yourself a seat! The Starr Library is located at 68 West Market Street in Rhinebeck. For more information or to register, call (845) 876-4030 or visit http://starrlibrary.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Puzzle Party at Kingston’s African Roots Library Just as a completed puzzle requires every piece, so too does our community need every member. And being in community means knowing our collective history. Since many of us are missing valuable pieces of that big picture, here’s an event for everyone. The MyKingstonKids Puzzle Party takes place this Sunday, February 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the A. J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library. Through puzzles and games, all ages will be engaged in learning about African-American heroes and contributions to the global community. Lots of built-in fun! This event is free and open to all ages. The A. J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library is located at 43 Gill Street in Kingston. For more information, e-mail blackhistorymonthkingston@ gmail.com or visit http:// blackhistorymonthkingston.org.


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Folktales & Stories at Hudson Area Library You’re the default bedtime storyteller every night; how about someone reads to you for a change? Join the new weekly gathering of Folktales & Stories for Children & Families at the Hudson Area Library this Sunday, February 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. with performer Pamela Badila. Sharing culture, tradition and ethics from around the world, this just might become the highlight of your week! Folktales & Stories for Children & Families is free and open to the public of all ages. The Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson. For more information, call (518) 828-1792

or visit http://bit.ly/2o7AieS.

Family Hamantash Bake at Adams in Wappinger Purim is coming up, which means that it’s time for some latke/hamantash debates! Bring on the hamantash you say? Get the entire family involved in this annual celebration by learning how to make this traditional pastry shaped like evil Haman’s hat and his pointy ears. A Family Hamantash Bake takes place this Sunday, February 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Adams Fairacre Farms in Wappinger. Learn this history behind this tasty treat, get some hands-on practice making them, then take them home to

enjoy. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. Adams Fairacre Farms is located at 160 Old Post Road in Wappinger. For more information, call (845) 440-7592 or visit http://bit. ly/2EGOnKG.

Kudos Congratulations to all of the folks involved in Locker Room Talk, produced by the TMI Project, Stockade Works, A Call to Men and Kingston High School. What an incredible performance last Friday night. I can’t

wait to see the documentary! Special recognition to the Kingston High School coach and football team who shared their personal stories: Coach Jeramie Collins, Kevin, Gabriel, Matthew, Tanner, Hayden, Edward and Chapman. To learn more, visit www. tmiproject.org, www.stockadeworks. org, www.acalltomen.org and www. kingstontigers.com. – Erica Chase-Salerno Erica Chase-Salerno believes that if your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme; and she wishes upon stars for unlimited wishes. You can reach her at kidsalmanac@ulsterpublishing.com.

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on select winter weekends to offer visitors the opportunity to explore the art and grounds in the brilliant winter landscape. Storm King will open on Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25 and Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and refreshments from the Storm King Café will be available in the museum building beginning at noon. Storm King

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Q: Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon? A: Because she will Let It Go.

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hat was my contribution to the call for audience jokes while standing in line for the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and they used it in the show! After living an amazing life over these past 48 years, I don’t really have much of a bucket list, but taking my family to Disney World is one thing that has been a dream of mine. Between the intensive organizing, the tremendous expense and the risk of a sudden health issue sabotaging the whole plan at the last minute, betrayed like Mufasa by Scar, Disney just wasn’t in the wishing stars for us. A small price to pay for a life well-lived, I thought, trying to console myself. Hakuna Matata. And then my social worker, Sue, mentioned Inheritance of Hope to us. Months later, we were in Orlando sipping Dole Whips and wearing Mickey ears. Our family has just returned from the epic Disney trip that was my heart’s desire, thanks to the generosity of the tremendous charity Inheritance of Hope. IoH serves to honor young families facing the loss of a parent, which they accomplish by offering three-to-four-day retreats to Orlando, New York City and (new this year) Southern California. Our experience included morning support circles for adults and age-based groups for the children, followed by afternoon adventures at a different park each day: Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Each family was assigned its own volunteer for the duration of the trip: friends who became family, who carried our bags, pushed wheelchairs, took pictures, rode rides, guided us around the unfamiliar territory and facilitated all of our FastPasses and tickets. FastPasses meant bypassing lengthy lines, and we saw much more of each park than we could have otherwise. IoH makes all of the arrangements and covers all of the costs, including flights, hotel, meals and park admissions. This is an incredible organization. I encourage you to spread the word and consider giving them your support: http://inheritanceofhope.org. Here are some highlights from our trip!

Disney World is 40 square miles, the size of San Francisco!

DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOM • Space Mountain: My son and I loved it, all three times. Did you know that real astronauts Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper and Jim Irwin attended this coaster’s grand opening in 1977? • Fireworks lived up to the hype: They were spectacular, including dramatic imagery projected on Cinderella’s Castle. • Dole Whip: It’s a pineapple paradise for your palate that you can only get at Disney. Trust me, just get one. • Free buttons: “Now,” “Disney and “free” – that’s something you don’t usually see in the same sentence, unless there’s an extra word in there like “not.” Head to the gift shop on Main Street and ask the cast member (Disneyese for staff ) at the register for a free Disney button. Choices include Birthday, First Visit, Happily Ever After and I’m Celebrating… UNIVERSAL STUDIOS • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster: Stretching up to 167 feet high, with top speeds of 65 miles per hour, you can actually choose your own ride music by holding down the logo for ten seconds, then entering the song’s three-digit code! My choice would be #306. Here’s the complete list: http://bit.ly/2swmK2h. • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts: I was captivated by the fire-breathing dragon outside of Gringotts Wizarding Bank as we entered to ride the coaster, complete with 3-D imaging enhancing the ride. • Butterbeer: While you’re in Diagon Alley, enjoy a refreshing glass of this sweet, butterscotchlike soda, just to say you did.

SEAWORLD • Manta Flying roller coaster: Now that’s what I’m talking about! Legs dangled freely as the awesome crazy loop, twists and turns evoke the manta ray’s ocean motions. • Feeding manta rays: Ew. Sure, you can catch an orca or dolphin show, and even land-based cat and dog entertainment in the Pets Ahoy performances. But there’s nothing like hands-on marine memories. If you delight in slimy, mushy mouths snarfing smelly shrimp from your submerged fingers, then have at it. Everything about it was weird, which made me kind of love it. • Straw-free: I suppose if you’re going to snatch baby sea mammals away from their ocean families and keep them in tiny tanks, there’s redemption to be found in improving the environment in other ways. SeaWorld is proudly straw-free to help save ocean wildlife. This cracks me up.

WAFFLE HOUSE • “Kitchen”: Whenever I’m in the general vicinity of a Waffle House, I beeline inside. I adore everything about it, and the jukebox just enhances the experience. I took a break from my Smothered and Covered to move and groove with the staff to Mary J. Blige’s classic, “Kitchen.” Been listening to it on repeat ever since. My kids played “What’s New, Pussycat?” in honor of John Mulaney’s story, but only once because I “ran out of quarters.” Chumps. http://on.cc.com/1SAr3u2.

ESSENTIALS • Stacks of quarters and pennies for the innumerable embossed penny machines at each park: best souvenir bargain ever! • Pins to trade at Disney with other patrons, characters and cast members. • Autograph books (and pens) for characters to sign. • Rain ponchos – because Florida. • Disney shirts or hats purchased up here, because they cost a fortune down there. • Fanny packs or backpacks to carry this stuff. • Strollers and wheelchairs. Fun Fact: Disney World is 40 square miles, the size of San Francisco! Even if you don’t regularly use them in daily life, you’ll probably appreciate having them in the parks. Rent your wheels once you get to your lodging. Note: My husband informed me that the Fitbit doesn’t count steps for pushing them, because you’re not moving your arms! • Extra meds. I’m never asked to pull my meds at the airport, which surprises me. • Empty water bottles you can refill in the parks. Are you interested in a cancer-charity sponsored vacation or other dream experience for a caregiver with cancer who has kids under 18? Or to offer financial support in honor of a loved one or special occasion? Here are some resources to consider. Many others exist for elders, children and other chronic or terminal illnesses. • Compassion Partners, (407) 396-5320 • Dream Foundation, www.dreamfoundation.org • Inheritance of Hope, http://inheritanceofhope.org • Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, https://jajf.org Head On and Heart Strong! Love, Erica Kids’ Almanac columnist Erica Chase-Salerno was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in the Summer of 2015. To read more about her experience, visit https://hudsonvalleyone.com/tag/ericas-cancer-journey.

The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign will sponsor an indoor triathlon on Saturday, March 3. The event consists of a 15-minute swim, 20-minute bike ride and 20-minute track run. The event is intended for those age 12 and older of all abilities. The first wave starts at 8 a.m. Racers will be notified of their start time. The registration fee is $40 for members or $50 for non-members, with proceeds benefiting the Strong Kids Campaign. Registration must be done in advance at www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/index. php?e=1025; there will be no day-of registration. The YMCA is located at 507 Broadway in Kingston. For more information, call (845) 338-3810 or visit www.ymcaulster.org.

New Dining Center at Marist features Rossi’s Deli outlet Being not far downstream from the Culinary Institute of America seems to be having an effect on Marist College’s collective psyche – or at least its appetite. First we hear that Marist is taking over operations at Sprout Creek Farm in LaGrange, source of some of the region’s finest artisan cheeses. Now the college has announced that it is collaborating with Poughkeepsie’s much-praised Rosticceria Rossi and Sons Deli. On January 29, Marist announced the local business partnership at a ribboncutting ceremony for the College’s North Campus Dining Center. The new building will house an on-campus location for Rossi’s, consistently hailed as a favorite lunch spot among Marist students and staff. Rossi’s will provide some of the deli’s most popular dishes, including vodka chicken and signature sandwiches. “This new complex is much-needed and will provide housing for students and a new dining option for the entire Marist community,” said executive vice president Dr. Geoffrey Brackett. Part of the largest capital project in the College’s history, the new North Campus facilities are designed to support academic initiatives such as Marist’s summer Pre-College programs for high school, in addition to housing residential students during the academic term. The new complex will also make it easier for Marist to host conferences and large-scale events. “The College is deeply committed to the economic health of the Hudson Valley,” said Brackett.

I Am Not Your Negro screening in New Paltz A screening of the 2016 documentary film I Am Not Your Negro will be held on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Community Center, located at 30 North Chestnut Street in New Paltz. Directed by Raoul Peck, the film was based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the documentary was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards. The screening on Thursday will replace the usual monthly meeting of NPHS on the first Wednesday of each month, and is held in conjunction with Black History Month. For more information, visit the New Paltz Historical Society on Facebook.


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9:30am-10:30am Woodstock Senior Flex and Stretch with Diane Colello. Movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core strengthening. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 10am-3pm Vassar Indoor Farmers’ Market. Main Building at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-5370, info. vassar.edu. 10am Gentle Yoga with Kate Hagerman. This is a perfect place for beginning your yoga practice. This class encourages spiritual practice while enhancing health and well-being. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, http://woodstockyogacenter.com. $10. 10am-2pm Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment needed. Dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. TARA (The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown, NY. Info: 845-343-1000, info@tara-spayneuter.org, tara-spayneuter.org. Cost varies. 12:15pm Fine Arts Recitals. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 12:30pm-2pm Lunch & Learn: Love Stories of the Gilded Age. Curator at Staatsburg State Historic Site tells tales of love and whimsy during the late 19th century. Light lunch at 12:30 followed by chat. Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck. 12:30pm-6pm Intuitive Guidance with the I Ching Oracle and Tarot Cards with Timothy Liu. Every Thursday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-6792100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/half hour. 1pm-3pm Game and Card Day. Board games, Mah-jong and cards are available, or bring your own. Bring a friend or come and meet people. $1 donation suggested to cover cost of refreshments. Ongoing every Thursday. Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk St, Red hook. 1pm-4pm Woodstock Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. The Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Woodstock Rescue Squad building, Route 212 Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Rescue Squad, 222 Tinker St, Woodstock. 2pm-3:15pm Intro to Guitar. Free to those who haven’t played but who would like to give it a try. Must register: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, http://esopuslibrary.org/. 2pm-5pm Mah Jongg. Open to beginners and seasoned players alike. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org. 3:30pm-5pm Intermediate Guitar Lab. Offered to those who have played a bit but who wish to bump it up a notch. Must register: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail. com, http://esopuslibrary.org/. 3:30pm-4pm Free Step Class. A high energy class. Ongoing. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 4pm Backgammon Club. Learn the game, pick up fancy moves, meet new people. Open to the public. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org. 4pm-5pm Fitness Hour. Drop in for a workout on Mondays at 4:30pm & Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be an aerobic warm-up followed by a combination of band and body work. Instructed by Connie Scuitto. Connie is an RN and certified Reiki Master. 845-246-4317. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 4pm-5:30pm Wassaic Project’s Art and Children’s Books. Guardians and their children will team up to work together on art projects inspired by children’s books. The Wassaic Project, 37 Furnace Bank Rdd, Wassaic. Info: 646-780-9352, paloma@wassaicproject.org, http://wassaicproject.org/. Free. 5:30pm-7:30pm Emily Wilson Lecture:Translating the Odyssey - How, Why, When. Professor Emily Wilson of the University of Pennsylvania, the first woman to translate Homer’s Odyssey into English, will give a reading. Taylor Hall, Room 203, 124 Raymond

6pm-9pm Nubian Cafe Hosted By SB in Kingston. An opportunity for the community to learn about what’s on the minds of community from a women’s perspective and learn how to work with each other and continue to empower that incredible female energy. Topics include health, wealth, love, relationships, politics, spirituality, business and life achievements. Panelist include: Host: “SB” aka Shaniqua Waters, co-founder of MyKingstonKids, entrepreneur and CEO of Essential Request, LLC. Callie Jayne, Director of Kingston Citizen Action. Victoria, Ubaka Hill, CEO of One Million Woman Drummers, teacher, speaker and entrepreneur & Nina Dawson, Ex-Alderwoman of Ward 5. Cafe style food will be offered by donation. Suggested donation $5. This event is a part of Black History Month Kingston 2018. Info: 845-282-0182. Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St, Kingston. BlackHistoryMonthKingston.org.

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6:30pm-8:30pm Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night: Live Action, Ran 乱. (1985) 162 mins. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Info: 845-2558811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape, 232 Main St, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com. 6:30pm Phoenicia Library 2018 Board Meeting. Everyone welcome. Meetings held monthly - every 3rd Thursdays, 6:30pm. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. 6:30pm-8pm 2018 Winter Lecture Series for Home Gardeners: Plants that Bind the Times. 200 Years of Horticulture & Garden Design Barbara Bravo. Over the course of time, gardens and landscapes have taken on many forms influenced by basic human needs. Reg reqr’d. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston. tinyurl.com/2018-WLS. $15. 6:30pm-9:30pm Astronomy Night. On the first and third Thursday of each month, Raj Pandya and Amy Bartholomew of the SUNY New Paltz Department of Physics & Astronomy offer a free planetarium show. Followed by telescope observing (when the sky is clear) at the Smolen Observatory to the entire community including the general public. Tickets for the planetarium shows are required. They are available one week prior to show time. Tickets are NOT required at the Smolen Observatory. Info: 845-257-3818 or pandyar@newpaltz.edu. SUNY New Paltz/John R. Kirk Planetarium / Smolen Observatory, New Paltz. bit.ly/2fKrjN0. 6:30pm-8pm Free Steps of Meditation. Weekly classes. Learn the fundamentals for an effective meditation experience. Info: 518-589-5000 or peacevillage@bkwsu.org. Peace Village Retreat Center, 54 O’Hara Rd, Haines Falls. bkwsu.org. 7pm-8:30pm Third Saturday Christian Open Mic (Coffee House). Come play or to listen. Doors open 6:30pm. Acoustic solo, duo, groups welcome, perform original Christian songs & hymns. Hosted by Patrick Dodge. Refreshments available. Free will offering for SmileTrain. patrickdodgemusic@yahool.com. Overlook United Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St, Woodstock. smiletrain.org. 7pm Line Dancing. Line Dancing is back and with more opportunities to get on the dance floor and have fun! You don’t need a partner, cowboy boots or experience but you are welcome to bring any or all of the above. Deborah Silvestro will begin by teaching the basics and then add in fun with a dash of aerobic exercise to boot! Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. esopuslibrary.org. 7pm-8pm PageTurners: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. Winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, this is the story of the adventures in space and time. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail.com, http://www.tivolilibrary.org/. Contact the library to reserve a copy of each month’s book. 7pm Old Dutch Choir. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 7pm Live @ The Falcon: bigBANG. Large ensemble Jazz Improv. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@ thefalcon.com. 7pm Book Launch: Blood in the Water. First book by Jordan Rogers. Green Kill, 229 Greenkill Ave, Kingston. Info: 347-4689-2323, 229greenkill@greenkill.org, http://www.greenkill.org. contribution. 7:30pm-9pm Chester Kiwanis Club Meeting. Regular Meeting. Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 101 Main Street, Chester, NY. Info: 845-469-9404, bmutino@ optonline.net, Chesterkiwanisclub.com. Snack + meeting. 7:30pm-9pm Weekly Thursday Nite EFT Healing Circle & Recovery Workshop. Bring your physical, emotional, & spiritual challenges and issues, and have them quickly, effectively resolved and healed in a safe supportive envi-

ronment. Ongoing. 845-706-2183. Family of Woodstock, Inc, 39 John St, Kingston. Free, $5 donation welcome.

events. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@ gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org.

7:30pm Reading and Meditation. Ongoing every Thursday night at 7:30pm. Info: matagiri.org; 845-679-8322. Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center, 1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper.

4pm-7pm Chester Kiwanis Fish and Chips Dinner. This is a major fundraiser for the club. Dinner includes fish, chips, coffee, tea, dessert. Come and enjoy. Chester Academy, Hambletonian Avenue, Chester, NY. Info: 845-469-9404, bmutino@optonline.net, Chesterkiwanisclub. com. TBA.

8pm-10pm Mind Train Poetry Sessions. Listen or read. Every Thursday. For more information, contact 229greenkill@greenkill.org or 347-6892323. Green Kill, 229 Greenkill Ave, Kingston. greenkill.org. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Poppa K & The Coasters. Country Blues & Folk. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 8:30pm Bluegrass Clubhouse. Featuring Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, & Geoff Harden. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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President’s Day Family Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA. Cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, snow tube run, snowshoe trails, ice fishing on Lake Cole, broomball on Reflection Pond and guided nature hikes. Try the climbing gym, archery range and arts and crafts programs. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville. frostvalley.org. 9am-12pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardener Horticulture Hotline. Diagnostic Lab open on Fridays only. Need help, call 845-340-DIRT. Cornell Cooperative of Ulster County, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston. ulster.cce.cornell.edu/gardening. 9am Shamatha Meditation with Angelina Birney. Through shamatha meditation (calm abiding), we develop concentration, inner strength, stability and confidence, in addition to fostering numerous health benefits. Lama Angelina Birney completed a 3-year meditation retreat in the Karma Kaygu Tradition and has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years. Free and open to all. Info: info@tibetancenter.org; 845-383-1774. The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston. tibetancenter.org. 9:45am-10:45am Woodstock Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 11:30am-1:30pm Friday Soups. Join us for homemade soups, salad and desserts. Take home soup. All are welcome. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz. Info: 845-419-5063, sharon.jean.roth@gmail.com, http://newpaltzumc.org/. 12:05pm-1pm Senior Pilates - Mixed Level with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. $1/donation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 & older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 12:30pm-6pm Crystal Readings and Tarot of the Sidhe with medicine woman Mary Vukovic. Every Friday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/half hour. 1pm-3pm Scrabble Club. Join us for our new Scrabble Club! Bring your extensive vocabulary and your enjoyment for games to our Scrabble

4pm-6:30pm Dungeons & Dragons. Join your Dungeon Master Patrick to create and play characters for a Storm King’s Thunder campaign. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail.com, tivolilibrary.org. 5:30pm-7pm Restorative Yoga with Barbara Boris. Restorative yoga is a gentle, completely supportive practice that is designed to bring stillness to the body and the mind. Long-held poses use props (blankets, blocks and bolsters) to support proper bone alignment while releasing muscular tension. Personalized adjustments will enable you to take get the maximum benefit of these powerfully therapeutic poses. Dress in layers, wear socks and bring an eye pillow if you have one. $18 drop-in, discounted with class card or membership. Info: 845-679-8700; woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. 6pm-6:30pm Owl Prowl at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Who-who’s there? Join naturalist Collin Adkins for an evening walk in search of our nocturnal neighbors. Weather-dependent. Free! Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt. Tremper. Info: 845-688-3369, cccd@catskillcenter.org, http:// bit.ly/2BUkHZQ. 6:45pm-8:30pm Children & Teen Ministries. Meets Fridays: 6:45-8:30pm. Class for adults also offered. Info: 845-876-6923 or cdfcirone@ aol.com. Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Rt9 & Rt9G, Rhinebeck. 7pm Zero Percent. Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie will present another film in its Peace, Justice and Sustainability film series. ZERO PERCENT is the story of the men of Hudson Link, an organization created by the inmates at Sing Sing prison that provides a full college degree through local universities. The results are so stunning, they have to be seen to be believed. Following the film, Onaje Benjamin of Hudson Link will answer questions and lead a discussion. The screening is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Info: patla42@gmail.com or 845-309-3853. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, 67 South Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie. $5/suggested donation. 7pm Black Panther Movie Takeover at Regal Hudson Valley Mall Theater. A fascinating evening as we enjoy and experience one of the first majority African and African-American cast and Hero in Marvel history. Movie History: Black Panther is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Age Range: Rated R, 18 and over. Registration: Must purchase tickets in advance at theater or online. This event is a part of Black History Month Kingston 2018. Info: 845-282-0182. Regal Hudson Valley Mall Theater, 1300 Ulster Ave, Kingston. BlackHistoryMonthKingston.org. 7pm-9pm Live Music & Noodles with Ramona Lane. Alternative Rock. No Cover. Info: 845-2558811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape, 232 Main St, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com. 7pm Storytelling with Janet Carter. Story night is a popular series that happens the 3rd Friday night of each month. Host Janet Carter and a guest tell stories from literature, mythology


Boxing Conditioning for adults $10 per class Jumping rope, jogging, rounds on the bags, mitt work, defense. For Info: 845-679-0901, mtviewstudio@gmail. com, www.mtnviewstudio.com. All classes held at Mountain View Studio.

premier listings Contact Donna at calendar@ulsterpublishing.com to be included Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Dogs. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. $95 and up; includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, and cone collar. All surgeries performed by appointment only; Also, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic for Cats( call for location and dates). $70 per cat includes spay/ neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim. All surgeries performed by appointment only; & Low-cost vaccine

& dental Clinics available. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Pl, Middletown. Info: 845-3431000, tara-spayneuter.org. Upcoming Classes at the Mountain View Studio. Saturday Kids Karate Class! Taught by Geoff. 7-12 years: 9:15-10 am 4-6 years: 10-10:40am Info call 347-9619763 or geoff@stazfit.com. Monday Joint Lubricating Qi Gong. Taught by Marilyn St John. Meets

and personal experience. Come and join her in exploring the magic of this oral tradition. Inquiring Minds Saugerties Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties. 7pm-8:15pm Line Dancing. Deborah Silvestro will begin by teaching the basics and then add a dash of aerobic exercise to boot! Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, http://esopuslibrary.org/. 7pm Weekly Senior Citizen’s Bingo. Seniors 50 and older. Ongoing every Wednesday at 1:30pm & Friday at 7pm. 50/50 tickets available at 3 tickets/$2. Half-time complementary refreshments. Shawangunk Valley Senior Center, Southwyck Square, 70 Main St, Napanoch. 8pm They Are Waiting for You. Visual artist Laure Prouvost’s first major stage performance. Developed at EMPAC over the past year, They Are Waiting for You is Prouvost’s first major work commissioned for the stage, drawing on themes that the Turner Prize-winning visual artist has become known for in her films and gallery installations. Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. empac.rpi.edu. 8pm You Can’t Take it With You . Info: 845-2981491. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls. countyplayers.org. $20. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Fred Zepplin. Classic Rock. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Club d’Elf with John Medeski. Psychedelic New Jazz. Info: 845-2367970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 8pm A Doll’s House. Play by Henrik Ibsen is being presented by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Info: 845-876-3000. The Center For Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. centerforperformingarts.org. $23. 8pm Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue featuring The Roughouts. 6pm doors. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 518-8284800, austin.helsinki@gmail.com, http://bit. ly/2qF9Uxv. $15.

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President’s Day Family Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA. Cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, snow tube run, snowshoe trails, ice fishing on Lake Cole, broomball on Reflection Pond and guided nature hikes. Try the climbing gym, archery range and arts and crafts programs. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville. frostvalley.org. 8:30am-9:30am Yoga Level I-II with Aaron Dias. An energetic class that focuses on the breath as it relates to body alignment. Great for kickstarting the weekend. Come be inspired and move! Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, http://woodstockyogacenter. com. $18. 9am Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday. All welcome. No charge. 845-2463285 for more info. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rt 9W, Saugerties. 9am-1pm American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification. This class is appropriate for new or recertifying students. The textbook is required (February 2016 AHA BLS) and AHA allows students to use the textbook when taking the written exam. This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the AHA valid for two years. The course is for students ages 16 to adult. Preregistration and payment are required. 845-475-9742 to register. Sharon Hospital, Sharon. $50, $65 with text. 9:30am-10:30am Qigong for Healing, Strength, and Well-Being. Info: 845-399-1033 www.betaichi.com. $40 per month $13 drop in. Stone Ridge Healing Arts, 3457 Main St, Stone Ridge.

from 5-6pm. A slow gentle class to encourage mobility of all the joints Qi Gong reduces stress , increases flexibility and promotes general well being. $10. Tuesday Classes: 4:15-5pm Boxing Conditioning w/ Tom for kids ages 7-12 On-going every week by donation. Jumping rope, jogging, rounds on the bags, mitt work, defense 5-5:45pm Boxing Conditioning for teens $8 per class Jumping rope, jogging, rounds on the bags, mitt work, defense 6-7pm

9:30am-11am Centering Prayer. Open to people of all faiths. Info: 845-679-8800. Centering prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation. On-going, Saturdays from 9:30-11am. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rt 212, Woodstock. 10am-12pm New Baby New Paltz’s Saturday Social Circle. Meets every Saturday, 10am12pm. Info: 845-255-0624. This group for mamas looking to meet other mamas, babies and toddlers for activities, socialization and friendship. Whether you are pregnant, have a new baby or older kids. There is time for socialization so you can connect with old friends and get to know new ones. New Baby New Paltz, 264 Main St, New Paltz. 10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. For students new to Iyengar, the basis of the method is taught in standing poses. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 10am-4pm Margaretville Hosts Sweet on Main. The holiday weekend event will feature a number of special attractions including: Home Goods of Margaretville hosting a Tree Juice Maple Syrup tasting, Margaretville Liquor Store will hold a wine tasting. Catskill Candies will set up a Selfie station and offer chocolate tastings, the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop will have a selfie station and special sale, the Catskill Mountain Artisan’s Guild will offer an arrary of kids’ crafts and a selfie stations and there will be a Snowman Building Contest. Info: 845-586-4177. Main St/ Margaretville. Margaretvilleny.org. 10am-12pm Saturday Knitters. All ages and experience levels can participate and drop-in knitters are also welcome. Bring your own supplies. 845 687-7023 for more info. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge. stoneridgelibrary.org. 10am-12pm Shabbat Morning Services. Music filled services and Torah study. Connect to tradition and open your heart. Family’s welcome. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2218, info@ wjcshul.org, wjcshul.org. 10am-4pm Washington’s Birthday Celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment. See Continental Army activities. At 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM musket and cannon firings. Free admission. New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, 374 Temple Hill Rd, New Windsor. Info: 845-561-1765, chad.johnson@parks.ny.gov, www. nysparks.com. 10am-8pm Snow Tubing. Slide down a beautifully groomed lane in a giant inner tube. 42” height requirement. 90-minute sessions. Tickets sold on first come, first served basis at the park. Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm. Holidays: Mon Jan 15 and Mon Feb 19 10 am-5 pm. (Weather and conditions permitting.) Info: 845-615-3830. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 State Route 416,, Montgomery. orangecountynyparks.com. 10:30am-11:30am Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Meet outside Cornell St PO. Cornell St PO, Kingston. 11am-12:30pm Free Presentation of 17th Century Dutch Stylish Household Goods. “Living in Style” a presentation based on a selection from the George Way collection of seventeenth century Dutch fine and decorative art. Society for the Preservation of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture, PO Box, Hurley. Info: 8453000000, INFO@HVVA.org. 11am Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve. This opportunity is being offered at every Saturday in January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam’s Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, and work with you until you are ready to confidently head out on your favorite trail. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. Info: 845-6477989. Sam’s Point Area, Cragsmoor. 11am Maggie MacDowell Lecture Series:

Pure Yang Qi Gong (Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm). Ancient meditative movements that align breath, body and intention. Gentle practice for all to build strength, flexibility and coordination. The Hot Spot, Plaza Rd, Kingston. $20 (pay what you can). Info: gibbonscharlotte@yahoo.com. Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip (3/6). Wonders of Water will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining inter-

Living in Style. The Society for the Preservation of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture is pleased to present a presentation based on a selection from the George Way collection of seventeenth century Dutch fine and decorative art. The presenter will be, Ms. Ruth Pinwonka, who over her long career has authored and contributed to many books and publications regarding Dutch material culture in the Hudson Valley. All who are interested are invited to attend this free presentation. For more information you may contact Rob Sweeney at INFO@HVVA.org. Woodland Pond, New Paltz. 11am-1pm Teen Gaming. Three computers with League of Legends installed. Bring your own laptop. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@ gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 11:30am Sweet & Sinful Revenge Wine & Cupcake Pairing. Indulge yourself with cupcakes and wine in sinful combinations. Tickets are $20 and include three mini cupcakes paired with three wines and a tasting of three additional wines after the pairing. Seating is limited and this event sells out fast. Seatings at 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Info: 845-2559563. Robibero Family Vinyards, 714 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz. robiberofamilyvineyards.com. 12pm-1pm Cupcake Swap. Bring your best cupcakes. Take home a sample of the best cupcakes. No Charge. Info: 845-254-5469. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill. pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 12pm-4pm George Washington’s Birthday Celebration. A three day family event jampacked with music, military demonstrations, crafts and talks. Meet the General and have birthday cake! Different programs each day. Free, donations accepted. Info: 845-562-1195. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty St., Newburgh. $4, $3/senior/student, free/under12. 12pm-1pm Free Yoga Pizza Party. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and pizza. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Ongoing. My Place Pizza, 322 Main St, Poughkeepsie. Donations appreciated. 12:30pm-6pm Tarot Readings and Intuitive Guidance with Stephanie Marco. Every Saturday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/half hour. 12:45pm-1:30pm New Paltz Women in Black Vigil for Peace. Held in front of the Elting Library, corner of Main and North Front Streets. Vigil is in its 15th year of standing for peace and justice. 1pm Seminar: How to Decorate a Cake at Home. With Kay Taylor, Adams Bakery Cake Decorator. Quick and easy ideas for how to make and decorate a cake for your next event Info: 845-454-4330. Free admission. Poughkeepsie: Adams Fairacre Farms, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. 1pm Seminar: Seed Starting Workshop. Phil Burley, Garden Center Manager. Info: 845-3366300. Free admission. Kingston: Adam’s Fairacre Farms, 1560 Ulster Ave, Lake Katrine. 1pm-4pm Shadow-Boxing Workshop at the Athens Cultural Center. Are you looking for a cure for the wintertime blues and cabin fever? Want to get your creative juices flowing? ShadowBoxing, an assemblage and 3D collage workshop guided by 3D illustrator Tina Chaden, will open a world of creative possibilities. Students will fabricate their own multi-dimensional shadow boxes during the two-day workshop taking place on February 10 and 17, 1- 4pm each day. Tuition is $60 for both days, plus a $15 materials fee; the workshops and materials are free for students 15-19 years old. Pre-Registration is required; for registration and information email info@ athensculturalcenter.org or call 518-945-2136. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. athensculturalcenter.org. 1pm-4pm James Bernard: Political Promise Of The Hip Hop Generation. Hip-Hop galvanized a generation and brought voices into the mainstream from corners of society that had been silenced. Come out and engage in a fascinating lecture and explore the Hip Hop culture and learn the truths about its future. Free. Info: 845-282-0182. AJ Williams Myers African ROOTS

play of horticulture and water. Buses leave at 6am from the MAC Fitness parking lot located in the Kingston Plaza, and will return at approximately 9:30pm. The New Paltz bus will load at 6:15am at the NYS Thruway Park and Ride located at Exit 18 in New Paltz. Registration is $80/pp, which includes transportation and show admission. Space is limited - register early to reserve your seat! Completed registration forms with payment must be postmarked no later than 2/26 to 232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza) in Kingston. To register, log onto tinyurl. com/2018-Philly. Info: 845-340-3990; email dm282@cornell.edu.

Center, 43 Gill St, Kingston. BlackHistoryMonthKingston.org. 1:30pm Classic Movie Series: Pride of the Yankees. 1942 film chronicling the life of Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig. 1:30pm. Pre-show organ music. 1pm. Info: 845-346-4195. Paramount Theatre, 17 South St, Middletown. middletownparamount.com. 2pm Author Talk & Signing: Paul Brandus. Author of THIS DAY IN PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY. Brandus is an award-winning, independent member of the White House press corps and the founder of West Wing Reports® (Twitter: @WestWingReport). In the Wallace Center. This is a free public event but space is limited. Please register. Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park. fdrlibrary.org. 2pm-4pm Opening Reception: An American Story: The Phasianidae Family & Friends. A solo exhibition by Susan J. York. Exhibits through 4/1. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 Rte. 28A, West Shokan. olivefreelibrary.org. 2pm Seeds of Solidarity - Growing Food for the Re-Love-ution. Informative presentation with Deb Habib and Ricky Baruc, founders of Seed of Solidarity Farm and Education Center in Orange MA, where they created a farm and home oasis, and non-profit organization from the ground up. Through slides and interactive conversation, beginning and experienced growers will gain practical ideas for using local resources to create low maintenance gardens from lawns to lots to farms while conserving water, helping restore the climate, and promoting food access and diverse community partnerships. Free to the public. Info: 845-876-2903. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff. morton.rhinecliff. lib.ny.us. 2pm-3:30pm Talk: Maurice Hinchey and the New Consciousness in Environmental Thinking in New York. Local author and historian Vernon Benjamin will speak on his work with Congressman Maurice Hinchey and the rise of environmentalism in NY. Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt. Tremper. Info: 845-688-3369, cccd@ catskillcenter.org, http://bit.ly/2Evlpe9. 2pm 2018 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts. For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the OscarNominated Short Films. With all three categories offered - Animated, Live Action and Documentary - this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place 3/4. $8. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale. 3pm-4:30pm Reading with Gerard Malanga. Poetry and excerpts from his unpublished memoir followed by conversation with curators Anastasia James and Reva Wolf. Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz. Info: 845-257-3844, sdma@newpaltz.edu, www. newpaltz.edu/museum. 3pm Seminar: Orchid Care. With Peter Lai, TQM Orchids. Learn how to care for your orchids at home. Info: 845-454-4330. Free admission. Poughkeepsie: Adams Fairacre Farms, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. 3pm-5pm Documents on Display: Presidential Autographs. Visitors can view original documents from the Roosevelt Library archives bearing the signatures of many of our nation’s Presidents including: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy. More than 30 signatures will be on display -most of which were collected by FDR himself. These rare documents are on display only once a year. Attendees can view the autographs in the Research Room of the Library. Registration is not required. Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park. fdrlibrary.org. 4pm Olympic Gold Medalist at Starr Library. Rhinebeck resident Betsey Armstrong, who won two Olympic medals — including a gold medal in 2012 will visit Starr Library. Betsey will share her inspiring personal stories and memories of the time she made Olympic history. Info: 845-8764030. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck. starrlibrary.org. 4:30pm-5:30pm Presidents Day Trivia and


22 Game. YA Grades 6 - 9 at the Central Valley branch. Celebrate our Presidents and learn some surprising facts! Info: 845-928-2114. Woodbury Public Library/Ida Cornell Branch, 23 Smith Clove Rd, Central Valley. 5pm-6:30pm Charles Stein: Drawing/Reading. The Poet Charles Stein will present & talk about retinal sensation, cortical processing, conceptual reflection & ineffable integration. Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountain View Ave, Woodstock. Info: 917-541-9399, samtruitt@gmail.com, http:// mtnviewstudio.com/. Suggested donation. 5pm-8pm Rhinebeck’s ArtWalk. Ongoing, every third Saturday of each month, 5-8pm. Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck. 5pm-7pm President’s Style Torchlight Bash. An evening of family fun on the mountain. Food and beverages will continue after the lifts stop spinning in Groomers Pub & Lounge. Live music will be playing from 5-7pm in the great room, the torchlight parade will begin at dark with a night-time jam. Info: 845-254-5600. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount. belleayre.com. 5pm-6:30pm Kirtan Satsang. This month, we celebrate love and Valentines day with a special Kirtan with Avinash and Friends~ all size, shapes and colors welcome! Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, http:// www.woodstockyogacenter.com. by donation* 5 suggested. 7pm-9pm Live Music & Noodles with Andrew Jordan Trio. Funk, Soul, R&B. No Cover. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape, 232 Main St, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com. 7pm Hudson Highland Nature Museum: Owl Prowl. Pre-paid registration required. No walkins will be admitted. Learn about the species of owls that are native to our region and their incredible adaptations. Each Owl Prowl will begin with an appearance of one of our owl ambassadors, so you can see an owl up close and discover their fascinating adaptations. Info: 845-534-5506. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum/ Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-OnHudson. hhnm.org. $12,. 7pm-10pm Movies With Spirit: Liberal Arts. A romantic comedy drama about a man’s addictive nostalgic pull for his college years and the life lessons this pull produced. The 2012 film, written and directed by Radnor, runs 1 hour 37 minutes and is rated PG-13. The screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Refreshments will be served. Attendees over age 12 are asked to contribute $5 to $10 a person. Info: 845-3899201. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz. Info: 845-389-9201, gerryharrington@mindspring.com, movieswithspirit.com. 7pm-10pm Peter Einhorn Trio. Jazz guitarists Peter Einhorn will be performing with bassist Lou Pappas and drummer Jeff Siegel in a cozy, friendly cafe with food. Lydia’s Cafe, 7 Old US 209, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-6373, mark@ lydiasdeli.com, lydias-cafe.com. No cover charge but donations are welcome. 7:15pm-9pm DJ Skate Nights. Every Friday starting in October there will be DJ Skate Night! McCann Ice Arena. Info: 845-454-5800. MidHudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. midhudsonciviccenter.org. $20-$50. 7:30pm-10:30pm Folk Guild to Feature Thomasina Levy. Thomasina Levy, CT St Troubadour 2005-6) is an award winning, Internationally recognized mountain dulcimer player, singer, and song writer. Hudson Valley Folk Guild Poughkeepsie Chapter, 67 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-592-4216, HVFGPoughkeepsie@gmail.com, hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org. $6. 7:30pm-9:30pm Ballet Hispanico. America’s premier Latino dance organization, will perform works that reflect America’s changing cultural landscape. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Tannersville. Info: 518-263-2000, cmf@catskillmtn.org, http:// bit.ly/2E8QrYU. $30 at the door. 7:30pm-9pm Breathwork for Partnership. Bring someone that you wish to communicate with on a soulful level. With Pepper Monroe. Sage Academy of Sound Energy, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-5650, sagehealingcenter@gmail.com, sageacademyofsoundenergy. com. $20 exchange. 7:30pm In Celebration of Black History Month: James Weidman. Spiritual Impressions. Tickets: $25 Pre-Purchase only at Rhino Records. Info: 845-802-0029. Senate Garage, 4 North Front St, Kingston. jazzstock.com. 7:30pm-9:30pm Almost, Maine. TheaterSounds will do a reading of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine,” comprising nine stories that interlock in a heartfelt, hilarious manner. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston. www.theatersounds.com. Donation. 8pm A Doll’s House. Play by Henrik Ibsen is being presented by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Info: 845-876-3000. The Center For Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. centerforperformingarts.org. $23. 8pm Groovin’ The Summers of Love. Recreating the Great Classic Rock Legends of 1967-1969 from the Monterey Pop to the Woodstock Festi-

ALMANAC WEEKLY val. A Benefit Concert for the Veterans Miracle Center. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Bearsville. BearsvilleTheater.com. 8pm The Orchestra Now Series: Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra. Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 with Elias Rodriguez, clarinet, winner of T N’s 2017 Concerto Competition. Info: 845-758-7900. Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson. fishercenter. bard.edu. $25-$35, free for Bard students. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Somerville. Contemporary Country. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@ thefalcon.com. 8pm You Can’t Take it With You . Info: 845-2981491. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls. countyplayers.org. $20. 8pm-11pm Heart Beats @ Club Pine Hill. NonAlcoholic Drinks and Snacks. Guest DJ Maki Spinning Beats. All Welcome. Come Dance. $5 suggested donation. Info: 845-254-5469. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill. pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: The Music of Traffic. Large Allstar Ensemble Tribute. Info: 845-2367970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 9pm Bindlestiff Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret (adult oriented show). Winter Series. 6pm doors. $25/30. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 518-828-4800, austin.helsinki@ gmail.com, http://bit.ly/2yNonep.

Sunday

2/18

President’s Day Family Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA. Cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, snow tube run, snowshoe trails, ice fishing on Lake Cole, broomball on Reflection Pond and guided nature hikes. Try the climbing gym, archery range and arts and crafts programs. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville. frostvalley.org. 8:30am-9:30am Yoga Workout with Terry Fister. For those who want to get up and go on a Sunday morning. Combines traditional asanas with modern core exercises. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-6798700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 9am Hike: Up, Down and Around. Guided 5-mile, 2-3 hour hike around Deerpark Dam led by Mike Ward. Wear sturdy shoes, warm clothes and bring water. Info: 845-288-3165. Port Jervis Water Shed Park & Trails, Port Jervis. ocopj.org. 9am-1pm Family & Friends CPR Course. Free, in honor of Heart Month. A video-based, classroom course intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR and prefers to learn in an instructor-led or facilitated group environment. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job or other requirements. This class covers techniques for all age groups: adult, child and infant. The class is for students ages 12 to adult. Preregistration is required. Call: 845-475-9742 to register. Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel. 9:30am-11am Modern Dance for Adults. This class will be an inquiry into anatomy and form as well as our personal qualities and dancing desires. No experience necessary. Roost Studios and Art Gallery, 69 Main St, 2nd Fl, New Paltz. Info: 845-568-7540, Chirp@roostcoop.org, http:// www.roostcoop.org. $15. 10am-4pm Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Knox’s Headquarters. See a small cannon fired at 11:45 AM, 1:45 PM & 3:45 PM. Tours of the house on the hour from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Free admission. Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate. Info: 845-561-1765, chad.johnson@parks.ny.gov, www.nysparks.com. 10am-5pm Snow Tubing. Slide down a beautifully groomed lane in a giant inner tube. 42” height requirement. 90-minute sessions. Tickets sold on first come, first served basis at the park. Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm. Holidays: Mon Jan 15 and Mon Feb 19 10 am-5 pm. (Weather and conditions permitting.) Info: 845-615-3830. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 State Route 416,, Montgomery. orangecountynyparks.com. 10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level II with Barbara Boris. For students who are wellpracticed in Iyengar Level I. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, http://woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 11am-12pm Conversations over Coffee. An open forum for discussions and opinions of topics relevant to the world around us. The Crafted Kup, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-242-6546, cocpoughkeepsie@gmail. com, bit.ly/2xYW0bq. 11am-5pm Predators of the Wild with Bill and Brian Robinson. An exciting, interactive show that explains how birds of prey and reptiles have their own unique adaptations for survival. Learn the importance of birds and reptiles in the balance of nature, and how man has helped to restore endangered species such as the peregrine falcon.

Live animals include birds of prey such as hawks, owls, vultures, and falcons as well as reptiles such as snakes and lizards. Info: 845-876-3080. The Center For Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. centerforperformingarts.org. 11am-2pm Sunday Brunch @ The Falcon: Bill Sims Jr. Trio. Authentic Blues. Info: 845-2367970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 11:30am Sweet & Sinful Revenge Wine & Cupcake Pairing. Indulge yourself with cupcakes and wine in sinful combinations. Tickets are $20 and include three mini cupcakes paired with three wines and a tasting of three additional wines after the pairing. Seating is limited and this event sells out fast. Seatings at 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Info: 845-2559563. Robibero Family Vinyards, 714 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz. robiberofamilyvineyards.com. 12pm Seminar: Hamantash. With Rabbi Zalman Sandhaus. How to prepare this traditional treat. Info: 845-632-9955. Free admission. Wappinger’s Falls: Adams Fairacre Farms, 160 Old Post Rd, Wappinger Falls. 12pm-4pm George Washington’s Birthday Celebration. A three day family event jampacked with music, military demonstrations, crafts and talks. Meet the General and have birthday cake! Different programs each day. Free, donations accepted. Info: 845-562-1195. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty St., Newburgh. $4, $3/senior/student, free/under12. 12pm-4pm Indoor Winter Farmers Market. Stock up on seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheese, yogurt, bread, olive oil and much more! (Also scheduled for Mar 18) Info: 845-372-6550. Museum Village, 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe. farmmarkettemplate.com. 12:30pm-6pm Voyager Tarot Readings with Sarvananda. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-6792100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/half hour. 1pm-2pm Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Village Green, Woodstock. 1pm-3pm The Chain That Saved the Colonies. Historian Doc Bayne’s presentation on the “Great Chain” made at Sterling Forest to stop the British from advancing up the Hudson River during the American Revolution. Pre-registration required. Info: 845-351-5907. Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center, Tuxedo. parks.ny.gov/parks/74/. 1pm-4pm MyKingstonKids Puzzle Party. Bring your kids out for a great afternoon of fun and excitement at the MyKingstonKids Puzzle Party. Learn about African-American heroes thru puzzles and games that your children will love. Age range: great for all ages. Food: light snacks. Registration: this is a free event. This event is a part of Black History Month Kingston 2018. Info: 845-282-0182. AJ Williams Myers African ROOTS Center, 43 Gill St, Kingston. BlackHistoryMonthKingston.org. 1pm-2pm Folktales & Stories for Children & Families. Pamela Badila performs, tells and reads folktales from around the world in this special story hour. Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street, Hudson. Info: 518-828-1792, brenda. shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org, http://hudsonarealibrary.org. 1pm Seminar: Bread Baking 101. With Dan Stafford and Bryan Newton, Adams Bakery Head Bakers. From artisan to sourdough, learn how it’s done in Poughkeepsie’s new bakery. Info: 845-454-4330. Free admission. Poughkeepsie: Adams Fairacre Farms, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. 1:30pm-3:30pm Elting Library Scrabble Club. Scrabble Club will meet every Sunday, 1-:30-3:30pm. Play is free and open to all. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz. 2pm-4pm The Year of the Dog: a Chinese astrology workshop with Timothy Liu. Learn what kind of year you can expect based on your individual Chinese zodiac sign. Learn about the potential challenges or compatibilities you might expect in this upcoming year of the Dog. Come join us for a fun, interactive and enlightening afternoon as we encounter the Ten Heavenly Stems and the Twelve Earthly Branches that form the sixty year cycle of the Earth Dog. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $25. 2pm You Can’t Take it With You . Info: 845-2981491. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls. countyplayers.org. $20. 2pm-3:30pm Attunement to Cosmic Consciousness. Darlene Van de Grift will guide you in reaching out and expanding exponentially through your co-creative Cosmic relationship. Sage Academy of Sound Energy, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-5650, sagehealingcenter@gmail.com, http://sageacademyofsoundenergy.com. $20 exchange. 2pm One Man Show: INSIDE FDR with Gary Stamm. The public will hear from the “man himself ” talking about things not learned in history class. Among the topics presented are: his hobbies, dealing with polio, his “firsts,” his childhood, his favorite quotes, what he considers his greatest accomplishments and failures and more. Join us for a relaxed chat with FDR. Gary Stamm has portrayed FDR for over 10 years nationwide. Admission is free. Please register at insidefdr. eventbrite.com. Franklin D. Roosevelt National

February 15, 2018 Historic Site, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park. fdrlibrary.org. 3pm A Doll’s House. Play by Henrik Ibsen is being presented by The Rhinebeck Theatre Society. Info: 845-876-3000. The Center For Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. centerforperformingarts.org. $23. 3pm Saugerties Pro Musica: Thomas Leighton. Saugerties-born tenor, graduate of the Eastman School of Music and performer on national opera stages, Tom Leighton returns to offer a wide array of Operatic arias and art songs. Info: 845-6795733. Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Ave, Saugerties. saugertiespromusica.org. $12, $10/senior, free/student. 3pm The Orchestra Now Series: Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director of The Orchestra Now and the American Symphony Orchestra. Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 with Elias Rodriguez, clarinet, winner of T N’s 2017 Concerto Competition. Info: 845-758-7900. Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson. fishercenter. bard.edu. $25-$35, free for Bard students. 4pm-6pm Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Sponsored by Birds of a Feather and Timekeeper Drums. Broadcast - Woodstock 104 at 8pm. All drummers, dancers are welcome. Meets every Sunday, 4-6pm. Admission is free, donations appreciated. At the community center when raining or cold, on the green when warm. Village Green, Woodstock. 5pm-6:30pm Restorative Yoga. A gentle, supportive practice designed to bring stillness to the body and mind. A perfect way to wrap up the weekend. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, http://woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 5pm-7pm President’s Style Torchlight Bash. An evening of family fun on the mountain. Food and beverages will continue after the lifts stop spinning in Groomers Pub & Lounge. Live music will be playing from 5-7pm in the great room, the torchlight parade will begin at dark with a night-time jam. Info: 845-254-5600. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount. belleayre.com. 7pm-9pm Holiday Weekend Karaoke. Come in out of the cold to the warmth of the Emerson Great Room for a fun evening of Karaoke and music. Hosted by DJ Posie Strenz. The Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Rt 28, Mt. Tremper. emersonresort.com. 7pm Hudson Highland Nature Museum: Owl Prowl. Pre-paid registration required. No walkins will be admitted. Learn about the species of owls that are native to our region and their incredible adaptations. Each Owl Prowl will begin with an appearance of one of our owl ambassadors, so you can see an owl up close and discover their fascinating adaptations. Info: 845-534-5506. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum/Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. hhnm.org. $12,. 7pm MazelCo presents: Sanity 6. Woodstock’s own all grrrl Prince cover band featuring Storey Littleton, Calder Mansfield, Laila Smith, Toni Weeks, Kendall Wind and Talula Baer Houston, with special guests Alecia Chakour, Zach Djanikian, Mark Rivers, Daniel Littleton and more! All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood MidHudson Valley Action. Admission $10. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Dave Stryker “Strykin’ Ahead”. Jazz Guitar Virtuoso. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com.

Monday

2/19

President’s Day Family Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA. Cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, snow tube run, snowshoe trails, ice fishing on Lake Cole, broomball on Reflection Pond and guided nature hikes. Try the climbing gym, archery range and arts and crafts programs. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville. frostvalley.org. 10am-2pm Presidents’ Day Winter Fest. Come explore one of Newburgh’s hidden gems—and enjoy a little exercise in the process. Activities will include ice skating, snowshoeing and winter survival tips. Skates and snowshoes will be available in most sizes. Free! Info: 845-473-4440; aconeski@scenichudson.org. Crystal Lake, 100 Temple Ave, Newburgh. 10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. For students new to Iyengar, the basis of the method is taught in standing poses. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 10am-4pm Washington’s Birthday Celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment. See Continental Army activities. At 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM musket and cannon firings. Free admission. New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, 374 Temple Hill Rd, New Windsor. Info: 845-561-1765, chad.johnson@parks.ny.gov, www. nysparks.com. 12pm-4pm George Washington’s Birthday


Celebration. A three day family event jampacked with music, military demonstrations, crafts and talks. Meet the General and have birthday cake! Different programs each day. Free, donations accepted. Info: 845-562-1195. Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty St., Newburgh. $4, $3/senior/student, free/under12.

12:05pm-1pm Woodstock Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility.Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Road, Woodstock. $1 donation.

12:30pm-6pm Crystal Readings with Mary Vukovic. Every Monday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/half hour.

1pm-3:30pm Esopus Artist Group. Ongoing session of art making. Bring your own supplies. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail. com, esopuslibrary.org.

2pm-4pm Family Movie Afternoon: Storks. A special viewing of Storks. You bring the family and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll supply the snacks! Info: 845-294-6606. Goshen Public Library, 203 Main St, Goshen. 3pm-5pm Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Celebration & Rally. Anyone wishing to rally in support of America and President Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work to Make America Great Again and celebrate President Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first year in office is welcome! Gather at 1375 Ulster Avenue in the Town of Ulster (in front of Burlington Coat Factory with American flags. Event will include a rally to oppose Kingston as a sanctuary city. Hosted by the Conservative Party of Ulster County. Info: patriot246@gmail.com. 6pm-6:30pm Owl Prowl at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Who-whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there? Join naturalist Collin Adkins for an evening walk in search of our nocturnal neighbors. Weather-dependent. Free! Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt. Tremper. Info: 845-688-3369, cccd@catskillcenter.org, http:// bit.ly/2BUkHZQ. 6:15pm Cantineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island Pot Luck Dinner. Meets on the third Monday of every month. Learn about co-housing. RSVP by calling 845-246-3271. Info: cantinesislandcohousing.org. cantinesislandcohousing.org. 6:30pm Music - Mendelssohn Club Meetings. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Joe Louis Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keys to the Kingdomâ&#x20AC;?. Honoring keyboardists in Blues with Jeremy Baum. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com.

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9am-10am Free Weekly Community Meditation. On-going on Tuesdays 9-10am. All are welcome for silent sitting and walking meditation. For optional beginner instruction, please arrive 10 minutes early. Drop-in attendance welcome. Cushions, back-jacks, and chairs available. Check website for cancellations: wellnessembodiedcenter.com. Wellness Embodied: A Center for Psychotherapy and Healing, 126 Main St, New Paltz.

1:30pm-4:30pm Play Bridge. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr /32 North, New Paltz. Free. 3pm-5pm Knitting & Crocheting with Tea & Cookies. In the Art Books Room. Some yarn, crochet and knitting needles available for beginners. Crafters share your knowledge! Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock. Info: 8456792213, info@woodstock.org, www.woodstock.org/calendar. free. 3:30pm-6:30pm Free Math Tutoring. Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, and Calculus AB (or college level Calc 1). Call to sign up 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Turnpike, Gardiner. www.MathTutoringwithMisha.com. Free. 4pm-8pm Community Holistic Healthcare Day. Free healthcare, first-come first-served, offered by a variety of practitioners including medical doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, psychologists and a wide variety of energy healers. Sponsored by the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community.Meets on 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St.(Route 209), Stone Ridge. rvhhc. org. 4pm-5:15pm Stress Reduction through Meditation. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a great way to find inner balance and deep relaxation. This program is free and all are welcome.The event is on-going,e very Tuesday, 4-5:15pm, Info: 845-339-8567. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin

St, Kingston. 4pm Scrabble. Come test your vocabulary against your friends and family. Info: 845-246-4317. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. 4:30pm-5:30pm CreaTuesday. Every other week will be a different craft or art project. Or, just come and make up your own craft/art project. Materials provided. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail.com, http://www.tivolilibrary.org/. Perfect for 5-10 yos. No need to sign-up, just come by! 5:30pm-7pm Magic: The Gathering Night. Beginners are welcome, and experienced players are welcome as well! Bring your own cards, or play our pre-made decks. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail.com, http://www.tivolilibrary.org/. Happens in the East Room. 6pm-7:30pm Wassaic Projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fiber Arts Skill Share. A new weekly workshop for fiber arts enthusiasts looking to share their skills and learn new skills. The Wassaic Project, 37 Furnace Bank Rdd, Wassaic. Info: 646-780-9352, paloma@ wassaicproject.org, http://wassaicproject.org/. Free. 6pm-7:15pm Vinyasa Community Class with Selena Reynolds. A $10 drop-in community class to make Yoga financially accessible to all. This class is open to all levels and is fun and informative. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. 6:30pm-8pm The Creative Seed Artist Group. A support group for artists to have a space to develop & share their work in progress- Actors, poets, playwrights & musicians welcome. Every Tuesday. Info: bluehealing or 203-246-5711. By donation. Call ahead. Blue Mountain Co-op Retreat Center, Woodstock. 6:30pm-7:30pm Morton Book Club. Read, ponder, discuss, broaden your horizons, have fun - Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell

Hochschild. Copies available now at Morton Library. Call 845-876-2903 to register and pick up your book. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff. morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us. 7pm-9:30pm Tuesday Night Open Mic. Registration: 6:30PM, musician, performer, poets, etcâ&#x20AC;Ś everyone is welcome. Email LIANA GABLE: lianagabel123@gmail.com. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape, 232 Main St, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com. 7pm-10pm Open Mic Nite at Woodnotes Grille. Hosted by Ben Rounds. Open Mic Nite makes Tuesday night the new Friday night for great entertainment. Listen to talented local singers and bands or showcase your own talents! No cover. For more information, contact us at 845-6882828 or emersonresort.com. The Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Rt 28, Mt. Tremper. emersonresort.com. 7:15pm 2018 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts. For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the OscarNominated Short Films. With all three categories offered - Animated, Live Action and Documentary - this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place 3/4. $8. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale.

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7:30am-9am Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Contact Breakfast. Featuring Vassar College President Elizabeth Bradley giving a keynote address, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Higher education in the 21st Century: Vassar College and its role in the Hudson River Valley.â&#x20AC;? Tickets are $25 in advance for members, $30 at the door. Nonmembers can attend for $35. Payment in advance is required in order to expedite the check-in process. Info: 845-454-1700. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center, 40 Civic Center

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9am-10am Woodstock Senior Dance with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise and celebrating life. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 9:30am Serving and Staying in Place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SSIP/ New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 845-255-0609. Plaza Diner, New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz. 9:30am The Saugerties Seniors Meeting. Settled and Serving in Place (SSIP) is a social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Village Diner, Main St, Saugerties. 9:30am-11am Iyengar Yoga Level I-II with Barbara Boris. For all students new to Iyengar Yoga. The basis of the method is taught in standing poses, and other fundamental postures. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@ gmail.com. $18. 10am-12pm New Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Social Circle. This group is for mamas looking to meet other mamas and babies (ages 0-8 months) for friendship, answers about your new baby, and socialization. (Siblings are welcome.) A different weekly discussion topic with Q & A. Continues through May 31. Info: 845-255-0624. New Baby New Paltz, 264 Main St, New Paltz. newbabynewpaltz.com. 10am The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Ongoing. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley.

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10am-10:45am Community Play Space. Rugs, toys and books are spread out for kids to play with after laptime. Everyone welcome. Meet new friends, see old friends. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, nlane@rcls.org, gardinerlibrary.org. 10:30am-11:30am Art Discussion Group. Meets on the 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Fun discussions and shared looking. 2 artists per month (Renaissance to Contemporary). Free admission. Event held in the Study! Info: 913-620-3174. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. 10:30am Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Story Hours. Toddler Time Tuesday (18 months to 3 years). Followed by crafts and music. Info: 845-331-0507. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston. kingstonlibrary.org.

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24 Plaza, Poughkeepsie. dcrcoc.org. $35. 8:30am-9:15am Universal Prayer Group. Sitting together a table, personal prayers will be shared aloud. All religious and spiritual beliefs are honored. MaMA. Marbletown Multi-Arts, 3588 Main Street, Stone Ridge. 9am-10am Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. A gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warm-ups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1/donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 10:30am Children’s Story Hours. Preschool Wednesday (3 years to 5 years). Followed by crafts and music. Info: 845-331-0507. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston. kingstonlibrary.org. 10:30am-11:30pm Woodstock Senior Strengthening with Linda Sirkin. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1/ donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 12pm-1pm Yoga Rolla with Terry Fister. This lunchtime class will leave you feeling less chronic pain, more stretched out and walking taller than before. Let’s get rolling! Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com. $18. 12:30pm-3:30pm Tarot Readings with Sylvia Forni. Every Wednesday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $40/45 minutes, $30/25 minutes. 1pm-4pm Catskill Park Advisory Committee Meeting. Info: 845-254-5469. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill. pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 1pm Community Chorus Meet-Up. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 1:30pm Weekly Senior Citizen’s Bingo. Seniors 50 and older. Ongoing every Wednesday at 1:30pm & Friday at 7pm. 50/50 tickets available at 3 tickets/$2. Half-time complementary refreshments. Shawangunk Valley Senior Center, Southwyck Square, 70 Main St, Napanoch. 2pm-3:30pm Mah Jongg. Learn to play this ancient Asian game. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 4:30pm-6pm Iyengar Yoga Level II with Barbara Boris. For students who are wellpracticed in Iyengar Level I. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, http://woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 4:30pm-5:30pm Art Hour. Fun for ages 3 to 103! From paper flowers to crazy critters, we are always up to something creative. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org. 5:30pm-7:30pm Prenatal Class. Ongoing on Wednesdays. 845-563-8043 for more info. Mackintosh Community Room, 147 Lake St, Newburgh. 5:30pm-6:30pm Woodstock Informal Service. Followed by reflections and spiritual discussions. Everyone welcome. 845-679-9534. First Church of Christ Scientist, 85 Tinker St, Woodstock. 6pm Seminar: Feast. With Mike and Phil, Store and Grocery Managers. Info: 845-336-6300. Free admission. Kingston: Adam’s Fairacre Farms, 1560 Ulster Ave, Lake Katrine. 6:30pm-7:30pm The Happy Booker. Looking to expand your reading horizons? Join The Happy Booker book discussion group! Discuss Michael Chabon’s, Moonglow. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock. Info: 8456792213, info@woodstock.org. 6:30pm-8:30pm Yin Yoga and Sacred Sound with Jessica Caplan. This yin class will be slower, where asanas are held for longer periods of time. For beginners and advanced students. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, http://woodstockyogacenter. com. $18. 6:30pm-7:30pm Relatives As Parents Program Introductory Information Sessions. RAPP Support Groups assist those who have taken on the role as primary caregiver for a related child. These sessions are designed to introduce attendees to what RAPP can do and answer any questions about the program. Info: 845-6778223; jmc646@cornell.edu. Millbrook Library, 3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook. ccedutchess.org. 6:30pm-7:05pm Learn Remembrance. A very holy and deep form of prayer (with roots in the Old Testament – Remember my name in the night) which connects you with the Divine within. All are welcome, RSVP please. Info: 845-679-8989. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Meetup.flowingspirit.com. Free/donations welcomed. 6:30pm Gurdjieff Study Group. Meets on Wednesdays, 6:30pm in Stone Ridge. For information and directions, respond to Jim by email: gstudygroup@gmail.com. 6:30pm-7:30pm Pure Yang Qi Gong. Ancient meditative movements that align breath, body

ALMANAC WEEKLY and intention. Gentle practice for all to build strength, flexibility and coordination. The Hot Spot Kingston, 218 Plaza Rd, Kingston. Info: 518 705 6582, gibbonscharlotte@yahoo.com. pay what you can. 7pm-8:30pm “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” Class. Free 90-minute program includes 30 min of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by 1 of 8 lectures on the history, practices & principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 845-679-5906 for more info. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. 7pm-10pm Calling all Trivia Nerds – Trivia Night. Flex your mental muscles and compete for prizes at our weekly Trivia Night! Play solo or as part of a team while enjoying extended Happier Hour Specials. Think of it as “Jeopardy Night“ – Catskills style! For more information, contact us at 845-688-2828 or emersonresort. com. The Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Rt 28, Mt. Tremper. 7pm Live @ The Falcon: Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions. Sign –up & Sit-in Blues Jam. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 7pm-9pm Volleyball. A pickup volleyball game. Ongoing every Wednesday, 7-9pm. Enter the Center at the entrance on the left side, as you face the school from Lucas Ave. 845-616-0710. Rondout Municipal Center, 1915 Lucas Ave, Cottekill. $6. 7pm-8:30pm Keepers of the Light. Sarah Wassberg will discuss the role of female lighthouse keepers and women who grew up in the lighthouses of the Hudson River. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, http://esopuslibrary.org/. 7pm-8pm The Basics: Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A free program with information on detection, risk factors, stages of the disease and more. Call the library at 845-7952200 to RSVP. Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, Milton. Info: 800.272.3900, info@alzhudsonvalley.org, alz.org/hudsonvalley. Free. 7pm-11pm Chess Night. Free every Wednesday. Players should bring their own boards & pieces. Info: 845-658-9048. The Rosendale Cafe, 434 Main St, Rosendale. 7:15pm Music Fan Film Series presents Soul Power. Concert film, Soul Power, stars James Brown, Celia Cruz, BB King, Miriam Makeba and more. In person: film producer Leon Gast for Q&A. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845-658-8989, info@rosendaletheatre.org, www.rosendaletheatre.org. $8. 7:15pm-8pm Silent Spiritual Practice. For people who would like to do spiritual practice together to increase the potency of the practice. For those who would like to learn Remembrance, come to a teaching at 6:30pm. All are welcome RSVP please. 845-679-8989. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Meetup. flowingspirit.com. 7:30pm Chess Club. Meets every Wednesday. Free admission. Info: 845-419-2737, albiebar@ aol.com. Woodland Pond, New Paltz. 7:30pm-8:30pm Lee Herrington Scholarship Concert. SUNY Ulster’s music ensembles perform a benefit concert to support music scholarships to honor the memory of Lee Herrington. SUNY Ulster/Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge. Suggested donation: $5 Adults/ Student and Seniors $3/ Family $10. 7:30pm The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. All male a cappella group, that sings in the uniquely American “Barbershop Style” of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight-reading not required. Meets every Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Crown Heights Clubhouse, 34 Nassau Rd, Poughkeepsie. newyorkerschorus.org.

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7:30am-9am Chamber Breakfast Meeting. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein will be the special Guest Speaker at February’s Chamber Breakfast Meeting. Info: 845-338-5100, ext. 103; Bob@UlsterChamber.org. Best Western Plus Hotel, 503 Washington Ave, Kingston. ulsterchamber.org. 8am-5pm Chester Kiwanis Club Meeting. Chester Presbyterian Church, 94 Main Street, Chester, NY. Info: 845-469-9404, bmutino@ optonline.net, Chesterkiwanisclub.com. Breakfast + meeting. 9am-9:50am Joint Lubricating Qi Gong with Marilyn St. John. Uses gentle movement and relaxation to circulate the life energy. All ages and fitness levels. A reduced-price class. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $10. 9:30am-10:30am Woodstock Senior Flex and Stretch with Diane Colello. Movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core strengthening. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Community

Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 10am-2pm Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment needed. Dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. TARA (The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown, NY. Info: 845-343-1000, info@tara-spayneuter.org, tara-spayneuter.org. Cost varies. 10am Gentle Yoga with Kate Hagerman. This is a perfect place for beginning your yoga practice. This class encourages spiritual practice while enhancing health and well-being. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, http://woodstockyogacenter.com. $10. 10am-3pm Vassar Indoor Farmers’ Market. Main Building at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-5370, info. vassar.edu. 11am Reversing Heart Disease. With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava. Info: 845-486-2555. Tri-Town Senior Friendship Center, 55 Overlook Rd, Poughkeepsie. dutchessny.gov/aging. 12:15pm Fine Arts Recitals. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 12:30pm-6pm I Ching Oracle and Tarot Readings with Timothy Liu. Every Thursday at Mirabai. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/half hour. 1pm-4pm Winter Hike Series. Bring snow shoes or microspikes. Giant Ledge. Suggested Donation $5. Sign up at info@pinehillcommunitycenter. org. Info: 845-254-5469. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill. pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 1pm-4pm Woodstock Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. The Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Woodstock Rescue Squad building, Route 212 Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Rescue Squad, 222 Tinker St, Woodstock. 1pm-3pm Game and Card Day. Board games, Mah-jong and cards are available, or bring your own. Bring a friend or come and meet people. $1 donation suggested to cover cost of refreshments. Ongoing every Thursday. Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk St, Red hook. 2pm-3:15pm Intro to Guitar. Free to those who haven’t played but who would like to give it a try. Must register: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, http://esopuslibrary.org/. 2pm-5pm Mah Jongg. Open to beginners and seasoned players alike. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org. 3:30pm-4pm Free Step Class. A high energy class. Ongoing. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 3:30pm-5pm Intermediate Guitar Lab. Offered to those who have played a bit but who wish to bump it up a notch. Must register: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail. com, http://esopuslibrary.org/. 4pm Backgammon Club. Learn the game, pick up fancy moves, meet new people. Open to the public. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org. 4pm-5pm Fitness Hour. Drop in for a workout on Mondays at 4:30pm & Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be an aerobic warm-up followed by a combination of band and body work. Instructed by Connie Scuitto. Connie is an RN and certified Reiki Master. 845-246-4317. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 4pm-5:30pm Wassaic Project’s Art and Children’s Books. Guardians and their children will team up to work together on art projects inspired by children’s books. The Wassaic Project, 37 Furnace Bank Rdd, Wassaic. Info: 646-780-9352, paloma@wassaicproject.org, http://wassaicproject.org/. Free. 5:30pm-6:30pm Wallkill Valley Land Trust Seeking Invasive Species Volunteers. The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) will be holding orientation sessions for individuals who want to help manage invasive plant species on the muchloved Joppenbergh Mountain. A repeat session will be held on Sunday March 18th from 4:005:00PM. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by e-mail: julia@wallkillvalleylt.org, with your name and contact information, or at 845-255-2761. Rosendale Community Center, located Behind the Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. wallkillvalleylt.org. 6pm-8pm Chicken Raising for Beginners Class. Class instructor, CCEUC Livestock Educator, Jason Detzel, has many years of chicken-raising experience with both laying hens and meat breeds of all kinds. Whether you’re interested in raising a few chickens in your backyard or starting your own chicken-based enterprise, this class will cover it all. Info: 845-340-3990; orcad266@ cornell.edu. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza

February 15, 2018 Rd, Kingston. tinyurl.com/CCEUC-2018-Pigs. $20, free/12 and under with an adult. 6pm-8pm Moon Magick: Spell Work with the Phases of the Moon with Wiccan High Priestess Kat Manaan. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $25. 6pm-7:30pm Libelers, Monsters, and Rebels: The Jacob Leisler Institute and Research into New York’s Neglected English Colonial Period. Local history talk on the English Colonial Period in NY. Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street, Hudson. Info: 518-828-1792, brenda.shufelt@ hudsonarealibrary.org, http://hudsonarealibrary. org. Free. 6:30pm-8:30pm Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night: Anime: Tales from Earthsea. ゲド戦記 (2006) 115 mins. Directed by Goro Miyazaki. Based on the novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. Starring Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima.Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape, 232 Main St, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com. 6:30pm-8:30pm Potluck Slideshow. A community event for artists and art enthusiasts. All are welcome. Artists who wish to show must register by 2/16. Admission: A food dish to serve 4/ppl or $5 at the door. Info: 845-679-2940. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2940, info@woodstockart.org, www.woodstockart.org. 6:30pm-8pm Free Steps of Meditation. Weekly classes. Learn the fundamentals for an effective meditation experience. Info: 518-589-5000 or peacevillage@bkwsu.org. Peace Village Retreat Center, 54 O’Hara Rd, Haines Falls. bkwsu.org. 6:30pm-8:30pm Aligning with Your Inner Leader. This workshop is great for anyone looking to make a change towards better self care, starting a new business or creative endeavor.. Woodstock Healing Arts, 83 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-393-4325, ino@woodstockhealingarts.com, http://bit.ly/2DNw6Ly. Free. 7pm-8:30pm Shwangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership Lecture Series. Learn about which raptors are commonly seen above the Shawangunk Ridge. SUNY Ulster/College Lounge, Stone Ridge. 7pm Old Dutch Choir. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 7pm Live @ The Falcon: Tal National. Opener: Common Tongue. From Niger Africa to Marlboro! Afrobeat Dance! Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@ thefalcon.com. 7pm Free Financial Literacy Seminar: Blueprint for Financial Success. Presenter: Ardal Powell, MA, PhD. RSVP: 845-485-3445; Facebook event: http://bit.ly/2he. Boardman Road Branch Library, Poughkeepsie. 7pm Line Dancing. Line Dancing is back and with more opportunities to get on the dance floor and have fun! You don’t need a partner, cowboy boots or experience but you are welcome to bring any or all of the above. Deborah Silvestro will begin by teaching the basics and then add in fun with a dash of aerobic exercise to boot! Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. esopuslibrary.org. 7pm-8:30pm Films for a Better Future: To Catch a Dollar . Please note that shoes are not allowed inside Mountain View Studio; slippers are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Muhammad Yunus Banks on America. 13% of Ulster County residents live below the poverty line. This film follows Nobel Prize winner and social entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus in his 35 years of providing tools for people to lift themselves out of poverty, and his recent work in the US through the Grameen America bank. Mountainview Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock. woodstocklandconservancy.org. 7:30pm-9pm Weekly Thursday Nite EFT Healing Circle & Recovery Workshop. Bring your physical, emotional, & spiritual challenges and issues, and have them quickly, effectively resolved and healed in a safe supportive environment. Ongoing. 845-706-2183. Family of Woodstock, Inc, 39 John St, Kingston. Free, $5 donation welcome. 7:30pm Reading and Meditation. Ongoing every Thursday night at 7:30pm. Info: matagiri.org; 845-679-8322. Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center, 1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper. 7:30pm-9:30pm Trivia Night hosted by Paul Tully and Eric Stamberg. Teams test their knowledge in this fun game. First place and second place prizes awarded. High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Road, High Falls. Info: 845-6872699, highfallscafe@earthlink.net, www.highfallscafe.com. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: The Comics at The Underground. Stand-up comedy. Info: 845-2367970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 8pm-10pm Mind Train Poetry Sessions. Listen or read. Every Thursday. For more information, contact 229greenkill@greenkill.org or 347-6892323. Green Kill, 229 Greenkill Ave, Kingston. greenkill.org. 8:30pm Bluegrass Clubhouse. Featuring Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, & Geoff Harden. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.


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9am-12pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardener Horticulture Hotline. Diagnostic Lab open on Fridays only. Need help, call 845-340-DIRT. Cornell Cooperative of Ulster County, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston. ulster.cce.cornell.edu/gardening. 9am Shamatha Meditation with Angelina Birney. Through shamatha meditation (calm abiding), we develop concentration, inner strength, stability and confidence, in addition to fostering numerous health benefits. Lama Angelina Birney completed a 3-year meditation retreat in the Karma Kaygu Tradition and has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years. Free and open to all. Info: info@tibetancenter.org; 845-383-1774. The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston. tibetancenter.org. 9:45am-10:45am Woodstock Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 11am Six Proven Strategies for Heart Health. With OFA nutrition coordinator Nimesh Bhargava. Info: 845-486-2555. City of Poughkeepsie Senior Friendship Center, 110 South Grand Ave, Poughkeepsie. dutchessny.gov/aging. 11:30am-1:30pm Friday Soups. Join us for homemade soups, salad and desserts. Take home soup. All are welcome. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz. Info: 845-419-5063, sharon.jean.roth@gmail.com, http://newpaltzumc.org/. 12:05pm-1pm Senior Pilates - Mixed Level with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. $1/donation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 & older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 1pm-3pm Scrabble Club. Join us for our new Scrabble Club! Bring your extensive vocabulary and your enjoyment for games to our Scrabble events. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@ gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 4pm-6:30pm Dungeons & Dragons. Join your Dungeon Master Patrick to create and play characters for a Storm King’s Thunder campaign. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail.com, tivolilibrary.org. 5pm-8pm Kingston Community Dinner. Break Bread with your Neighbors! Winter Community Dinner and Conversation - a free farm-to-table dinner for all! At Bethanny Hall of Old Dutch Church, Kingston. Volunteers will be needed to assist throughout the evening, from 3-9pm, especially with setup, greeting and cleanup. If you can help out please email volunteers@familyofwoodstockinc.org or call Beth at 845-331-7080x157. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. familyofwoodstockinc.org. 5pm-7:30pm Computer Fixer. One on one help will be available to answer all your technical questions in 15 minute increments. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, www. phoenicialibrary.org. FREE.

6:45pm-8:30pm Children & Teen Ministries. Meets Fridays: 6:45-8:30pm. Class for adults also offered. Info: 845-876-6923 or cdfcirone@ aol.com. Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Rt9 & Rt9G, Rhinebeck. 7pm Water On, In, and Under the Greenland Ice Sheet. A special presentation by glaciologist Kristin Poinar and learn about the Greenland ice sheet - a frozen, forgotten land. The Greenland ice sheet is massive, mysterious and melting. Hidden beneath its surface is a vast aquifer that holds a Lake Tahoe-sized volume of water from the summer melt. Poinar’s team is investigating the fate of this water. Does it stay put, or does it find its way out to the ocean and contribute to global sea level rise? Seating is first come first served. Info: 845-677-7600 x 121. Cary Institute, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook. caryinstitute. org/forum-road-salt. 7pm Pretty Fire. In five vignettes, playwright Charlayne Woodard traces her life from premature birth to 11 years old. With lyrical, lifting words, Woodard weaves stories of two young sisters in Albany, NY, and of three generations of family love, struggle and triumph. The stage is filled with the authentic, mesmerizing experience of contemporary African-American life. Snow date: March 2 at the same time. Reservations are suggested. Info: 845-888-8004. Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan St, Wurtsboro. 7pm-9pm Live Music & Noodles with Josie & Rick Z. Acoustic Blues/Folk/Rock Duo. No Cover. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape, 232 Main St, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com. 7pm Weekly Senior Citizen’s Bingo. Seniors 50 and older. Ongoing every Wednesday at 1:30pm & Friday at 7pm. 50/50 tickets available at 3 tickets/$2. Half-time complementary refreshments. Shawangunk Valley Senior Center, Southwyck Square, 70 Main St, Napanoch. 7pm-8:15pm Line Dancing. Deborah Silvestro will begin by teaching the basics and then add a dash of aerobic exercise to boot! Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, http://esopuslibrary.org/. 7pm Movies That Matter Beacon: I’m Not Your Negro. This documentary journeys into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of BlackLivesMatter. Free. Info: 914-907-4928. First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, 50 Liberty St, Beacon. moviesthatmatterbeacon.org. 7:30pm-11pm Swing Dance. Dance to the superb Gordon Webster! One of the country’s favorite swing dance bands. He gets the room moving! Lesson 7:30pm. Dance 8pm. Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-454-2571, hudsonvalleycommunitydances@gmail.com, www.hvcd.info. $20, or $15 for students.

The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 9pm Shemekia Copeland. 6pm doors. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 518-828-4800, austin.helsinki@gmail.com, http://bit.ly/2o3lUrj. 25/30.

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8:30am-9:30am Yoga Level I-II with Aaron Dias. An energetic class that focuses on the breath as it relates to body alignment. Great for kickstarting the weekend. Come be inspired and move! Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, http://woodstockyogacenter. com. $18. 9am Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday. All welcome. No charge. 845-2463285 for more info. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rt 9W, Saugerties. 9am-1pm Family & Friends CPR course. Free, in honor of Heart Month. A video-based, classroom course intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR and prefers to learn in an instructor-led or facilitated group environment. This course is for people who do not need a certification card for a job or other requirements. This class covers techniques for all age groups: adult, child and infant. The class is for students ages 12 to adult. Preregistration is required. Call 845-475-9742 to register. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. 9am-4pm American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course. 2 day course, Sat & Sun. This classroom, instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. You will be required to do a precourse assessment in the text. Suggested prerequisites: BLS provider, airway management, ECG/pharmacology or ACLS provider. Preregistration and payment are required. Call 845-475-9742 to register. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. $225. 9:30am-11am Centering Prayer. Open to people of all faiths. Info: 845-679-8800. Centering prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation. On-going, Saturdays from 9:30-11am. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rt 212, Woodstock.

8pm You Can’t Take it With You . Info: 845-2981491. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls. countyplayers.org. $20.

10am-12pm New Baby New Paltz’s Saturday Social Circle. Meets every Saturday, 10am12pm. Info: 845-255-0624. This group for mamas looking to meet other mamas, babies and toddlers for activities, socialization and friendship. Whether you are pregnant, have a new baby or older kids. There is time for socialization so you can connect with old friends and get to know new ones. New Baby New Paltz, 264 Main St, New Paltz.

8pm Live @ The Falcon: The Funk Junkies. Fabulous Funk Orchestra! Info: 845-236-7970.

10am-6pm Honeybeelives’ Organic Beekeeping Class (2/24 & 2/25). This two-day class intro-

8pm Live @ The Falcon: Dylan Doyle Band. Original Blues Rock. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com.

duces students to Organic/Natural Beekeeping with a Biodynamic influence. A philosophy of care is imparted, as well as practical knowledge in preparation for starting hives in the spring. Learn a gentle way to tend honeybees while respecting their instincts and understanding their complex and beautiful lives. New Paltz. $200 for the weekend. Pre-registration required. Info: 845-255-6113. HoneybeeLives.org. 10am-12pm Ikebana Flower Arrangement Lesson. with SUZUMI ADAMS. Fee: $25 plus flowers, $20 plus flowers for Tachibana members, reservation required by Friday 12 noon. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape, 232 Main St, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com. 10am-12pm Saturday Knitters. All ages and experience levels can participate and drop-in knitters are also welcome. Bring your own supplies. 845 687-7023 for more info. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge. stoneridgelibrary.org. 10am-2pm Winter Farmers Market. Winter Farmers Market - 18 vendors - Vegetables, Meat, Dairy, Bread - Every other Saturday . December-April - Live music - Community. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Info: info@kingstonfarmersmarket.org, http://bit. ly/2i8D44M. 10am Talk by Usman Kahn. Sermon will be skipped today, congregation will finish tefillot around 11:15 am, followed by presentation, Q & A. Kahn is from the Newburgh Mosque. Info: 845-562-5516. Temple Beth Jacob, 290 North St, Newburgh. 10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. For students new to Iyengar, the basis of the method is taught in standing poses. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 10am-12pm Shabbat Morning Services. Music filled services and Torah study. Connect to tradition and open your heart. Family’s welcome. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2218, info@ wjcshul.org, wjcshul.org. 10am-3pm 24th Annual French Club Flea Market. Sponsored by The Saugerties Jr./Sr. High French Club. Snow date of March 3, 2018. Admission: $2-Adults, $1-Seniors & Students in grades 7-12. Children are free!! Bargains Galore, Food, Antiques, Art, Wood carvings, Collectibles, Jewelry, Handmade items, Avon, Toys, New and Used items. Info: 845-247-6500. Saugerties Jr./Sr. High School, 310 Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties. 10am-8pm Snow Tubing. Slide down a beautifully groomed lane in a giant inner tube. 42” height requirement. 90-minute sessions. Tickets sold on first come, first served basis at the park. Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm. Holidays: Mon Jan 15 and Mon Feb 19 10 am-5 pm. (Weather and conditions permitting.) Info: 845-615-3830. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 State Route 416,, Montgomery. orangecountynyparks.com. 10:30am-11:30am Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Meet outside Cornell St PO. Cornell St PO, Kingston. 10:30am-1:30pm Cornwall Winter Farmers

5:30pm-7pm Restorative Yoga with Barbara Boris. Restorative yoga is a gentle, completely supportive practice that is designed to bring stillness to the body and the mind. Long-held poses use props (blankets, blocks and bolsters) to support proper bone alignment while releasing muscular tension. Personalized adjustments will enable you to take get the maximum benefit of these powerfully therapeutic poses. Dress in layers, wear socks and bring an eye pillow if you have one. $18 drop-in, discounted with class card or membership. Info: 845-679-8700; woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. 6pm-8pm Morton’s Talent Show Art Opening. The art opening for the visual component of the Talent Show is a week early. This means that the visual artists can be fully recognized and appreciated. The art will remain up for the month of March and will be on full display for the performance part of the Talent Show on Friday, March 2nd. Please deliver visual art to the library by Saturday, February 17th. Contact Sandy by February 2nd if you are interested in participating. Please e-mail sandy@mortonrhinecliff.org if you have questions. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff. morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us.

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6pm-7:30pm Bill Robinson’s Birds of Prey. An array of live birds of prey such as: hawk, a turkey vulture,a large owl, and a falcon. Craft at 6pm. Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk St, Red hook. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail. com, http://www.tivolilibrary.org/. Free. 6pm-6:30pm Owl Prowl at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Who-who’s there? Join naturalist Collin Adkins for an evening walk in search of our nocturnal neighbors. Weather-dependent. Free! Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt. Tremper. Info: 845-688-3369, cccd@catskillcenter.org, http:// bit.ly/2BUkHZQ. 6:30pm-7:30pm Magic Show. Hosted by the Phoenicia Elementary School PTA. Free admission. Phoenicia Elementary School, 11 School Lane, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, www.phoenicialibrary.org. FREE.

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26 Market. Shop for fresh, local, healthy and natural goods from a variety of vendors. Also, last Saturdays in Feb. and April. Info: 845-534-2070. Munger Cottage, Cornwall. cornwallny.com. 11am Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve. This opportunity is being offered at every Saturday in January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam’s Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, and work with you until you are ready to confidently head out on your favorite trail. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. Info: 845-6477989. Sam’s Point Area, Cragsmoor. 11am-1pm Teen Gaming. Three computers with League of Legends installed. Bring your own laptop. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@ gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 11am-3pm Hudson Highland Nature Museum: A Sugaring Off Celebration. Tours run hourly. Pre-paid registration required. Walk-ins welcome if space allows. Celebrate the beginning of Maple Sugar season Info: 845-534-7781. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum/Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. hhnm.org. $10, $8/3-17. 12pm-1pm Free Yoga Pizza Party. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and pizza. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Ongoing. My Place Pizza, 322 Main St, Poughkeepsie. Donations appreciated. 12pm Seminar: Outdoor Birds. With Olympia Bernard, Adams Garden Center. Discussion on everything from feeding to watching. Info: 845-632-9955. Free admission. Wappinger’s Falls: Adams Fairacre Farms, 160 Old Post Rd, Wappinger Falls. 12:45pm-1:30pm New Paltz Women in Black Vigil for Peace. Held in front of the Elting Library, corner of Main and North Front Streets. Vigil is in its 15th year of standing for peace and justice. 1pm Seminar: Meatball Magic. With Yolonda Taranto, Adams Meat. A creative spin on making meatballs with different marinades. Info: 845-454-4330. Free admission. Poughkeepsie: Adams Fairacre Farms, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. 1pm-3pm One Night Alone: Winter Survival. Join Patti Rudge as she teaches the tools necessary to create both shelter and fire during the winter months. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, www.phoenicialibrary.org. FREE. 2pm West Point Band Winter Concert Series. The Concert Band gives another nod to American legend Leonard Bernstein’s 100th year with a concert entitled “On the Waterfront,” featuring his music from the 1954 film starring Marlon Brando. This performance will also pay homage to the band’s home on the Hudson with a performance of Darius Milhaud’s “West Point Suite,” written in honor of the Academy. (Snow date Sunday, February 25, 2:00 p.m.) Info: 845-938-2617. Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point. westpointband.com. 2pm-4pm The Spiritual Path of Tarot with Robert Place. author and creator of The Alchemical Tarot. In this class we will delve into the symbolism of the Tarot as its Italian Renaissance creators intended and come to see the spiritual message contained in the deck. Learn practices and techniques for developing intuition and reading the cards as a message from the Higher Self. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $25. 2pm Matinees at Shadowland: Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror. Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce. A Nazi terrorist is wreaking havoc on the British homeland and England’s Inner Council calls in the Great Detective to uncover and stop the terrorist. RUSSIAN RHAPSODY Merrie Melodie & Bob Clampett. IN THE SWEET PIE The Three Stooges. DEAD MAN’S TRAP Chapter Nine of Adventures of Captain Marvel. Info: 845-6475511. Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal Street, Ellenville. shadowlandstages.org. $10, $7/child. 2pm 2018 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts. For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the OscarNominated Short Films. With all three categories offered - Animated, Live Action and Documentary - this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place 3/4. $8. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale. 2pm-7pm Women’s Studio Workshop’s 21st Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta. SUNY Ulster. 3pm Seminar: Orchid Care. With Peter Lai, TQM Orchids. Discussion on different types of orchids and how to care for them. Info: 845-6329955. Free admission. . Wappinger’s Falls: Adams Fairacre Farms, 160 Old Post Rd, Wappinger Falls. 4pm-6pm Charles Busch: My Kinda ‘60s. Charles Busch and Tom Judson return to Bridge Street Theatre for a special one-time-only benefit. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill. Info: 518-943-3894, contact@bridgest.org, http://bridgest.org. $60. 7pm-8:30pm Spirit Dreams: A Sound Healing Journey Within the Indigenous Realms. Join

ALMANAC WEEKLY indigenous sound practitioner and teacher Shawinigan Ungaia for a deep sound healing journey exploring the frontiers of your soul. Sage Academy of Sound Energy, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-5650, sagehealingcenter@gmail.com, sageacademyofsoundenergy. com. $20 exchange. 7pm-10pm Paidia Event Design. and an interdimensional expo. of potentially useful inventions from other realms. They invite you to eat, drink, dance, and enjoy surprise live performances while perusing the strange and marvelous exhibitions on display. Buy your tickets to this spectacle with haste, as their limited supply will may vanish swiftly. Odd Fellows Temple, 220 Main St, Saugerties. paidiaevents.com. $35. 7pm-9pm Live Music & Noodles with Wind & Stone. Rock, Pop, R&B, Folk, Jazz. No Cover. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape, 232 Main St, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com. 7pm Tides and Phases: Switch Ensemble performs new music by Bard composers. An evening of music by Bard professor Matt Sargent + newly composed music by emerging composers: Clara Allison, Henry Birdsey, and Telo Hoy. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2940, info@woodstockart.org, www.woodstockart.org. $12 General/$8 WAAM members & Bard Students. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix- “Music of THE BAND”. Americana / Iconic music of THE BAND. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 8pm You Can’t Take it With You . Info: 845-2981491. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls. countyplayers.org. $20. 8pm-11:30pm HVCD Ballroom Dance. One hour of ballroom dance instruction. Dance to be taught is chosen by students from last month’s ballroom dance. After the lesson, the dance consists of a mix of music usually from a live band, with DJ requests taken during the breaks: Waltzes, Foxtrots, Tangos (Ballroom and Argentine), Swings (West Coast, Lindy, Jitterbug, Balboas & Charlestons), Cha Chas, Rumbas, Mambos, Salsas, Merengues, Hustles, and Sambas. $15. For more information, call: 845-204-9833. Hudson Valley Dance Depot, 1151 NY-55, Lagrangeville. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock. Swamp Rock & Blues. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 8:30pm-11:30pm Breakaway with Robin Baker. This band is rocking and has everybody dancing the whole night. Reservations are strongly suggested. High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Road, High Falls. Info: 845-687-2699, highfallscafe@ earthlink.net, www.highfallscafe.com. Pass the basket. 9pm Joseph Keckler. 6pm doors. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 518-828-4800, austin.helsinki@gmail.com, http://bit.ly/2n19xs4. $25.

Sunday

2/25

8:30am-9:30am Yoga Workout with Terry Fister. For those who want to get up and go on a Sunday morning. Combines traditional asanas with modern core exercises. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-6798700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 9am-4pm American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course. 2 day course, Sat & Sun. This classroom, instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. You will be required to do a precourse assessment in the text. Suggested prerequisites: BLS provider, airway management, ECG/pharmacology or ACLS provider. Preregistration and payment are required. Call 845-475-9742 to register. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. $225. 9am-1pm American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification. This class is appropriate for new or recertifying students. The textbook is required (February 2016 AHA BLS) and AHA allows students to use it when taking the written exam. This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the AHA valid for two years. The course is for students ages 16 to adult. Preregistration and payment are required. Call 845-475-9742 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. $50, $65 with text. 9am Purim Spiel & Carnival. Theme is Billy Joel - The Megillah Man. We are looking for volunteers to play some parts in the spiel. Please contact Rabbi Freedman if you are interested. We are also having a Mishloach Manot exchange. For an explanation of the Misloach Manot, click the link to see an important message from Rabbi Freedman about the Mishloach Manot. Sign up for the gift exchange by 2/15. Info: 845-562-5516.

February 15, 2018

Temple Beth Jacob, 290 North St, Newburgh.

Wall Street, Kingston. olddutchchurch.org.

9:30am-11am Modern Dance for Adults. This class will be an inquiry into anatomy and form as well as our personal qualities and dancing desires. No experience necessary. Roost Studios and Art Gallery, 69 Main St, 2nd Fl, New Paltz. Info: 845-568-7540, Chirp@roostcoop.org, http:// www.roostcoop.org. $15.

1:30pm-3:30pm Elting Library Scrabble Club. Scrabble Club will meet every Sunday, 1-:30-3:30pm. Play is free and open to all. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz.

10am-12:30pm Knife Skills. Make the most and best of what you have by mastering your knife skills. Learning the proper techniques for breaking down your food is integral to the reduction of waste and culinary success. Chop with confidence like a pro. Learn to slice, dice, julienne and bone a chicken--then take it all home with a recipe to make your own stock. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-5142300; kitchen@bluecashew.com. bluecashew Kitchen Homestead, 37 North Front St, Kingston. bluecashew.com. $65. 10am-12pm Japanese Calligraphy Workshop. with MIDORI SHINYE. Fee: $20, $15 for MHJCA members, reservation required by Friday 12 noon. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Escape, 232 Main St, New Paltz. GKnoodles.com. 10am-2pm Rosendale Winter Farmers’ Market. Many fine vendors, children’s activities and live music by local musicians. Every second & fourth Sunday. Info: 845-658-8348. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32 South, Rosendale. rosendalefarmersmarketny.com. 10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level II with Barbara Boris. For students who are wellpracticed in Iyengar Level I. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, http://woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 10am-5pm Snow Tubing. Slide down a beautifully groomed lane in a giant inner tube. 42” height requirement. 90-minute sessions. Tickets sold on first come, first served basis at the park. Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm. Holidays: Mon Jan 15 and Mon Feb 19 10 am-5 pm. (Weather and conditions permitting.) Info: 845-615-3830. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 State Route 416,, Montgomery. orangecountynyparks.com. 11am-12pm Conversations over Coffee. An open forum for discussions and opinions of topics relevant to the world around us. The Crafted Kup, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-242-6546, cocpoughkeepsie@gmail. com, bit.ly/2xYW0bq. 11am-2pm Sunday Brunch @ The Falcon: Saints of Swing. Swing & More! Info: 845-2367970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@thefalcon.com. 11am-3pm Hudson Highland Nature Museum: Maple Sugar Tours. Pre-paid registration required. Walk-ins welcome if space allows. Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, discover sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, see an evaporator in action, and finish by participating in our taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple-flavored syrup and the real thing. Sugar Bush Tours: 11am, 1pm & 2pm; a one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the Sugar Shack (terrain and weather conditions dependent) Maple Lane Tours: 12pm & 3pm; perfect for little legs, a short walk from the farmhouse to our new Sugar Shack after a tour of the sugar maple stand. Please wear boots and dress warmly! Info: 845-534-5506. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum/Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall. hhnm.org. $10, $8/3-17. 12pm-4pm Repair Cafe Gardiner. Community members bring broken items, and together, with volunteer Repair Coaches, fix them. Meets the 4th Sunday of every other month. Free admission. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, nlane@rcls.org. 12pm Seminar: Cuban Food. With Anna Llano. Join for a fun time with Cuban food and heritage. Info: 845-632-9955. Free admission. Wappinger’s Falls: Adams Fairacre Farms, 160 Old Post Rd, Wappinger Falls. 12:30pm-6pm Voyager Tarot Readings with psychic Sarvananda Bluestone. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $50/1 hour, $30/25 minutes. 1pm Seminar: Cooking with Riced and Spiralized Vegetables. With Debbie Decker, Adams Brand Ambassador. Cooking with the newest trends in vegetables. Info: 845-454-4330. Free admission. Poughkeepsie: Adams Fairacre Farms, 765 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. 1pm-2pm Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Village Green, Woodstock. 1pm-2pm Folktales & Stories for Children & Families. Pamela Badila performs, tells and reads folktales from around the world in this special story hour. Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street, Hudson. Info: 518-828-1792, brenda. shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org, http://hudsonarealibrary.org. 1:30pm-2:30pm A Feast for the Innocents: Honoring Native Americans Lost in the Pavonia Massacre of 1643. The Old Dutch Church of Kingston will host a memorial feast for all non-combatant Native American victims of massacres, and a teach-in with native author and historian Evan Pritchard. The event will also feature author Sally Bermanzohn, pioneer in the Truth and Reconciliation movement in the United States. Book signing to follow. Free to the public. Donations welcome. RSVPs appreciated: info@ olddutchchurch.org. Include “Native American event” in subject line. Old Dutch Church, 272

2pm-3:30pm Akashic Records Revealed with June Brought. The Records offer one of the most powerful tools to help us remember our oneness with God/Spirit/Source & to create action in our lives. Sage Academy of Sound Energy, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-5650, sagehealingcenter@gmail.com, http://www.sageacademyofsoundenergy.com. $20 exchange. 2pm-4pm Sunday Family Day. Exhibitioninspired hands-on activities for children and their families presented by Museum Educator Zachary Bowman. Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz. Info: 845-2573844, sdma@newpaltz.edu, www.newpaltz.edu/ museum. 3pm-5pm Giving Life - from Survival to LGBTQ, Black Excellence. LGBTQ Black people in the United States face complex challenges ranging from housing discrimination and criminalization to racism within the mainstream LGBTQ movement. In the face of adversity, LGBTQ people of color have not only survived but produced tightknit community, groundbreaking art and culture, and vital political resistance. Join us for an afternoon of interactive discussion and storytelling, highlighting LGBTQ and Black excellence. Age Range: mature. Food: n/a. This is a free event/ no rsvp required. This event is a part of Black History Month Kingston 2018. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston. BlackHistoryMonthKingston.org. 3pm Ulster Chamber Music Series: Chiara String Quartet. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Paypal will be accepted. For more information, please call 845-340-9434. The Church of the Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove Ave, Kingston. ulsterchambermusicseries.org. $30, $20/senior, free/under18. 3pm-6pm Olive Fire Departments Brooks BBQ. Drive Thru. Chicken or Rib Dinners. Rib Dinner: $14 Chicken Dinner: $12 Info and to order: 845-657-2261; olivefire@yahoo.com. Shokan Fire House, 3064 Rt. 28, Shokan. 4pm-6pm Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Sponsored by Birds of a Feather and Timekeeper Drums. Broadcast - Woodstock 104 at 8pm. All drummers, dancers are welcome. Meets every Sunday, 4-6pm. Admission is free, donations appreciated. At the community center when raining or cold, on the green when warm. Village Green, Woodstock. 4:30pm-6pm Hudson Valley YA Society: Tamora Pierce - Tempests and Slaughter. Oblong Books & Music Rhinebeck, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-0500, events@oblongbooks, http://bit.ly/2mCpZPu. 5pm-6:30pm Restorative Yoga. A gentle, supportive practice designed to bring stillness to the body and mind. A perfect way to wrap up the weekend. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, http://woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 8pm Live @ The Falcon:Split Bill- Robert Kopec Trio & Three Body Problem. Jazz Improv & Math Jazz. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@ thefalcon.com.

Monday

2/26

AARP Tax-Aide Program: Free Tax Preparation

& E-filing. Free, volunteer run, tax preparation service for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. There are 20 Tax-Aide sites around the county. All sites offer a free electronic filing service for both Federal and New York State returns. Appointments are available starting the first week of February and continue through April 15th. Dial 211 (or 1-800-899-1479) for site locations, hours or an appointment. Phone lines will be open seven days a week from 9am-7pm. aarp.org/taxaide. 7am Free Shuttle for Low Cost Spay/Neuter Services. T.A.R.A.’s FREE “Spay Shuttle” will now be in Poughkeepsie (7am) and Fishkill (7:30am) on Mondays. Appointment required. Multiple locations. Info: 845-343-1000, info@ tara-spayneuter.org, tara-spayneuter.org/shuttle. htm. Shuttle is free, price of surgery ranges base on weight. 8am-5pm YMCA Announces Midtown Mechanics Earn-A-Bike Program. Young people in Kingston can ride a new bike this spring - one that they built! The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County announces “Midtown Mechanics 2018,” a bike repair class offering youth from 14 to 24 the opportunity to learn bike mechanics and earn their own bicycle. The program will run from February 5th to April 2nd. There is no cost to this program, but a commitment to attend all 8 sessions is required. There will be a maximum of 10 students. All students will receive pizza dinner each night and a bike helmet, lights and lock on completion of the program. Applications for Midtown Mechanics are available at the YMCA Membership Office, or register online at https://ops1.operations.daxko.com/ Online/2186/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?category_ ids=TAG40203. YMCA of Kingston, 507 Broadway, Kingston.


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February 15, 2018 9am-9:50am Woodstock Senior Fit Dance with Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 9:30am Settled and Serving in Place (Kingston Chapter). A social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Info: 845-303-9689. Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston. ssipkingston.org. 10am-12pm Woodstock Senior Drama with Edith Lefever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues and scenes, and offers public performances. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level I with Barbara Boris. For students new to Iyengar, the basis of the method is taught in standing poses. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 12:30pm-6pm Crystal Readings with Mary. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. $30/25 minutes. 1pm-2pm Needlework Group. Knitters, crocheters, rug hookers & stitchers of all types and beginners welcome. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 2pm-4pm Woodstock Senior Painting with Jennifer Schimmrich. In addition to instructions, art supplies and periodic group exhibitions, the calss offers freindship adn camaraderie. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 3:30pm-4:30pm Amateur Guitar Jam. Join this casual gathering of acoustic musicians. Bring your own guitar. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 4pm Healthy Back Class w/ Anne Olin. Build strength and increase flexibility and range of motion with attention to your special needs. Class is on-going and meets on Mondays. 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford. $12. 4pm-5:30pm Girls Inc at Family of New Paltz. For girls ages 13-15 learn how to make Zines. Free. 845-255-7957. Family of New Paltz, 51 N Chestnut St, New Paltz. girlsinc.org. 4pm Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and Friends. Hudson River Maritime Museum’s February “Show the Museum Some Love” membership drive culminates with a night of dinner, dancing and live music provided by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and friends. Before heading over to Ole Savannah, meet the shipwrights leading “YouthBoat”, the new school boatbuilding program at The Riverport Wooden Boat School from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinner and dancing starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include dinner as well as a basic membership for yourself or to give as a gift. Dinner is casual with chili, vegetarian corn chowder and cornbread with cash bar. Purchase tickets online. Info: 845-338-0071. Ole Savannah, 100 Rondout Landing, Kingston. hrmm.org.

legal notices LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Sealed proposals will be received, publicly opened and read at the Ulster County Purchasing Department, 244 Fair Street, 3rd Floor, Kingston, NY 12401 on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 3:30 PM for NATURAL GAS SERVICE RFB-UC2018-020. Specifications and conditions may be obtained at the above address or on our website at UlsterCountyNY. Gov/purchasing. Marc Rider, Ulster County Director of Purchasing LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Sealed proposals will be received, publicly opened and read at the Ulster County Purchasing Department, 244 Fair Street, 3rd Floor, Kingston, NY 12401 on Thursday, March15, 2018 at 3:30PM for Asphalt Shoulder Installation, BID #RFBUC18-145C. Specifications and conditions may be obtained at the above address or on our website at www.co.ulster.ny.us/purchasing. Marc Rider, Ulster County Director of Purchasing LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Sealed proposals will be received, publicly opened and read at the Ulster County Purchasing Department, 244 Fair Street, 3rd Floor, Kingston, NY 12401 on Thursday, March15, 2018 at 2:30PM for Ohayo Mountain Road Slope Stabilization, BID #RFB-UC18-142C. Specifications and conditions may be obtained at the above address or on our website at www.co.ulster.ny.us/ purchasing. Marc Rider, Ulster County Director of Purchasing LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Sealed propos-

4:30pm-5:30pm Fitness Hour. Drop in for a workout on Mondays at 4:30pm & Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be an aerobic warm-up followed by a combination of band and body work. Instructed by Connie Scuitto. Connie is an RN and certified Reiki Master. 845-246-4317. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 6pm-6:30pm Owl Prowl at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Who-who’s there? Join naturalist Collin Adkins for an evening walk in search of our nocturnal neighbors. Weather-dependent. Free! Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt. Tremper. Info: 845-688-3369, cccd@catskillcenter.org, http:// bit.ly/2BUkHZQ. 6:30pm Music - Mendelssohn Club Meetings. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: Joe Louis Walker’s “Keys to the Kingdom”. Honoring keyboardists in Blues. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Main Stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@ thefalcon.com. 8pm Live @ The Falcon: HD Quintet. New Jazz Ensemble. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon Underground, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. live@ thefalcon.com.

Tuesday

2/27

9am-10am Woodstock Senior Dance with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise and celebrating life. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 9am-10am Free Weekly Community Meditation. On-going on Tuesdays 9-10am. All are welcome for silent sitting and walking meditation. For optional beginner instruction, please arrive 10 minutes early. Drop-in attendance welcome. Cushions, back-jacks, and chairs available. Check website for cancellations: wellnessembodiedcenter.com. Wellness Embodied: A Center for Psychotherapy and Healing, 126 Main St, New Paltz. 9:30am Serving and Staying in Place – SSIP/ New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 845-255-0609. Plaza Diner, New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz.

answers about your new baby, and socialization. (Siblings are welcome.) A different weekly discussion topic with Q & A. Continues through May 31. Info: 845-255-0624. New Baby New Paltz, 264 Main St, New Paltz. newbabynewpaltz.com. 10am-10:45am Community Play Space. Rugs, toys and books are spread out for kids to play with after laptime. Everyone welcome. Meet new friends, see old friends. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, nlane@rcls.org, gardinerlibrary.org. 10:30am-3:30pm Medicare Counseling. Ulster County Office of the Aging will be here to offer counseling and to help you understand your plan. To make an appt: 845-340-3456. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-6887811, www.phoenicialibrary.org. FREE. 10:30am Children’s Story Hours. Toddler Time Tuesday (18 months to 3 years). Followed by crafts and music. Info: 845-331-0507. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston. kingstonlibrary.org. 12:05pm-1pm Woodstock Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility.Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Road, Woodstock. $1 donation. 1pm-3:30pm Esopus Artist Group. Ongoing session of art making. Bring your own supplies. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail. com, esopuslibrary.org. 1:30pm-4:30pm Play Bridge. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr /32 North, New Paltz. Free. 3:30pm-6:30pm Free Math Tutoring. Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, and Calculus AB (or college level Calc 1). Call to sign up 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. www.MathTutoringwithMisha.com. Free. 4pm Scrabble. Come test your vocabulary against your friends and family. Info: 845-246-4317. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. 4pm-7pm Brooks Chicken BBQ. $12. This is dine in or take out. Call Sandy at 845-687-4006 for tickets. Hurley Reformed Church, Main St, Hurley. Info: 8453314121. $12.

9:30am The Saugerties Seniors Meeting. Settled and Serving in Place (SSIP) is a social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Village Diner, Main St, Saugerties.

4pm-5:15pm Stress Reduction through Meditation. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a great way to find inner balance and deep relaxation. This program is free and all are welcome.The event is on-going,e very Tuesday, 4-5:15pm, Info: 845-339-8567. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

9:30am-11am Iyengar Yoga Level I-II with Barbara Boris. For all students new to Iyengar Yoga. The basis of the method is taught in standing poses, and other fundamental postures. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@ gmail.com. $18.

4:30pm-5:30pm Tunezday. A youth musical jam session! Bring your own instrument and let’s start making some music! An informal, fun way to make music together. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail.com, http://www.tivolilibrary.org/. Free.

10am The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Ongoing. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley.

5:30pm-7pm Magic: The Gathering Night. Beginners are welcome, and experienced players are welcome as well! Bring your own cards, or play our pre-made decks. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail.com, http://www.tivolilibrary.org/. Happens in the East Room.

10am-12pm New Mother’s Social Circle. This group is for mamas looking to meet other mamas and babies (ages 0-8 months) for friendship,

als will be received, publicly opened and read at the Ulster County Purchasing Department, 244 Fair Street, 3rd Floor, Kingston, NY 12401 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 3:00PM for Paper Goods, BID #RFB-UC18-018. Specifications and conditions may be obtained at the above address or on our website at www.co.ulster. ny.us/purchasing. Marc Rider, Ulster County Director of Purchasing LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Sealed proposals will be received, publicly opened and read at the Ulster County Purchasing Department, 244 Fair Street, 3rd Floor, Kingston, NY 12401 on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4:00PM for Frost Valley STurn Construction Inspection Services, BID #RFP-UC18-022. Specifications and conditions may be obtained at the above address or on our website at www.co.ulster.ny.us/purchasing. Marc Rider, Ulster County Director of Purchasing LEGAL NOTICE SUNY Ulster is requesting proposals from interested, highly qualified and experienced consulting firms with expertise in compensation and organizational analysis and design. Scope of services include providing a comprehensive total compensation and classification review of its faculty and professional positions for internal and external equity benchmarking and recommendations for any adjustments based on same. In addition, the college is seeking an assessment of its organizational structure and levels of staffing and recommendations that will enhance the organizational operations for current and future needs and provide an effective and efficient design for meeting its strategic goals. Contract is scheduled to begin in March 2018. Proposals are due noon on March 9, 2018 to SUNY Ulster Purchasing Department Att: Stephen Gallart

491 Cottekill Road Stone Ridge, NY 12484 Complete RFP is at http://www.sunyulster. edu/campus_and_culture/about_us/jobs.php LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Local Law, published herewith has been adopted by the County Legislature of the County of Ulster, New York on December 19, 2017, approved by the County Executive on December 27, 2017, and filed with the State of New York on January 2, 2018, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such Local Law may be hereinafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which said County is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violations of the provisions of the Constitutions. DATED: February 15, 2018 Kingston, New York Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Ulster County Legislature Local Law No. 5 Of 2017 County Of Ulster A Local Law Amending Local Law No. 7 Of 2008 [A Local Law To Provide For An Exemption From Real Property Taxes For Real Property Owned By Veterans Who Rendered Military Service To The United States During The “Cold War”] BE IT ENACTED, by the Legislature of the County of Ulster, as follows: SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND PURPOSE. Ulster County is indebted to our Veterans, whether they have served in open hostilities or during the term of the “Cold War,” for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of Ulster

27 6pm-7:15pm Vinyasa Community Class with Selena Reynolds. A $10 drop-in community class to make Yoga financially accessible to all. This class is open to all levels and is fun and informative. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. 6pm-8pm Fly Tying Classes with Trout Unlimited. This class is for fly fishers who would like to learn how to tie flies for trout fishing. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston. Info: 845 339 3655, efmeyer001@gmail.com. $50 donation. 6pm-7:30pm Wassaic Project’s Fiber Arts Skill Share. A new weekly workshop for fiber arts enthusiasts looking to share their skills and learn new skills. The Wassaic Project, 37 Furnace Bank Rdd, Wassaic. Info: 646-780-9352, paloma@ wassaicproject.org, http://wassaicproject.org/. Free. 6pm-8pm Acclaimed author Yiyun Li to deliver the 2017-18 Gifford Lecture. Q&A with the audience and book-signing will follow. Free to public. Sanders Classroom Building, Spitzer Auditorium at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-437-5370, info. vassar.edu. 6:30pm-7:30pm Drone Course Free Info Session. Join DronePix, to learn about the exciting technology available to enhance your job or start a new career. Registration required. Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, 94 Mary’s Ave, Kingston. Info: 845-339-2025, cereg@sunyulster.edu, http://bit.ly/2nIbqLJ. 6:30pm-8pm The Creative Seed Artist Group. A support group for artists to have a space to develop & share their work in progress- Actors, poets, playwrights & musicians welcome. Every Tuesday. Info: bluehealing or 203-246-5711. By donation. Call ahead. Blue Mountain Co-op Retreat Center, Woodstock. 7pm West Point Band Winter Concert Series. In recognition of African American History Month, the Benny Havens Band presents “Diaspora,” a performance and lecture highlighting the experiences of African Americans in the New World, featuring special guest, jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles. (Snow date Sunday, February 28, 2:00 p.m.) Info: 845-938-2617. Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point. westpointband.com. 7pm-10pm Open Mic Nite at Woodnotes Grille. Hosted by Ben Rounds. Open Mic Nite makes Tuesday night the new Friday night for great entertainment. Listen to talented local singers and bands or showcase your own talents! No cover. For more information, contact us at 845-6882828 or emersonresort.com. The Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Rt 28, Mt. Tremper. emersonresort.com. 7:15pm 2018 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts. For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the OscarNominated Short Films. With all three categories offered - Animated, Live Action and Documentary - this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place 3/4. $8. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale. 7:30pm Weird Al Yankovic. The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. With special guest Emo Philips. All ages. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie. bardavon.org. $44-$89.

County’s residents as well as the entire country. In appreciation for their tireless service, Ulster County wishes to grant the maximum exemption allowable to “Cold War” Veterans under New York State Real Property Tax Law (RPTL). The Legislature hereby intends to grant to honorably discharged veterans, the maximum allowable “Cold War” property tax exemption of 15% of the assessed value, not to exceed $45,000, pursuant to RPTL sec. 458-b(2)(a)(ii) and; for honorably discharged veterans who suffered a service oriented disability, an additional exemption equal to the product of the assessed value multiplied by 1/2 of the compensation rating of the veteran as determined by Veterans Affairs, not to exceed $150,000. SECTION 2. This Local Law is enacted pursuant to Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) section 458-b. All terms and definitions of RPTL section 458-b shall be equally applicable in this Local Law. SECTION 3. Section 2 of Local Law No. 7 of 2008 is amended to read as follows: SECTION 2. INTENT. In accordance with the provisions of Section 458-b of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, residential real property owned by veterans who rendered military service to the United States during the “Cold War” shall be exempt from County taxation. Pursuant to Chapter 290 of the New York State Laws of 2017, it is intended that this exemption shall remain in effect indefinitely or until such time as it is revoked by Local Law or authorizing State legislation requires modification. SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE This Local Law shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable status dates occurring on or after January 1, 2018. Adopted by the County Legislature: December 19, 2017 Approved by the County Executive: December 27, 2017 Filed with New York State Department of State: January 2, 2018


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WůĞĂƐĞĂƉƉůLJĂƚǁǁǁ͘ŵŽŚŽŶŬũŽďƐ͘ĐŽŵ͘ Help Wanted. Doing errands/chores for senior citizen. Located in Palenville. Must be reliable, and have own car. 4-6 hours a week. $12/hour. 845-750-7025. We’re looking for someone to become a part of our Front Desk Team (part-time)! You must be dependable, reliable, honest, and hardworking. No experience is necessary but it’s certainly considered a plus. Hours are 11 p.m. (Fri.)-7 a.m.(Sat.) and 11 p.m. (Sat.)-7 a.m. (Sun.) Applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Windows and with using email. If interested, please apply in person at Americas Best Value Inn, 7 Terwilliger Ln. New Paltz, NY 12561

SEEKING PERSONAL CARE AIDE/ HOME HEALTH AIDE Woodstock/Bearsville- for general personal assistance, local errands, light cooking & must drive. Shifts 3 hours. A.M. & P.M. hours available.

Call for Interview; 845-679-7531. Animal Caregiver Job Description; Love farm animals? Animal Care team members provide all the fundamental care required to ensure the physical and emotional health of our animals. Daily duties include cleaning stalls, feeding and watering of animals, and monitoring their health. This position is fast-paced, physically demanding, and requires someone happily willing to work in any weather conditions. It will keep you active! Requirements: Experience working with large farm animals required. Positive attitude, excellent work ethic, reliability, excellent physical fitness with the ability to lift 75 lbs. with ease, and willingness to work weekends. Please have a thorough understanding of Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s mission. Starting salary $15/hour with 90day performance review. Benefits include paid vacations, health coverage, and the opportunity to join a friendly staff working together to end animal suffering. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value an inclusive workplace: people of color encouraged to apply. To apply: email cover letter, resume, and three references to Angie Siegel at jobs@casanctuary.org. OFFICE HELP WANTED: Weekdays. Small but busy home-based office. Must be proficient in Excel, Word, Icloud. Comfortable with answering phones. We are looking for someone who is trustworthy, positive, focused, resourceful and friendly. Capable of prioritizing and multi-tasking. Will need reliable transportation. Long-term commitment important. Contact hire12498@ gmail.com, please include your resume. POSITION: COOK. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery (“KTD”) has an opening for a Cook with experience preparing

vegetarian meals for 15-70 guests and staff members. In addition to meal preparation, the Cook will assist the Kitchen Manager with menus, ordering food and supplies and to help keep kitchen, pantry and refrigerators. This is a 30-hr. per week paid staff position and offers the opportunity to study Buddhism, practice meditation in our authentic Tibetan Shrine and attend teachings. You will be supported by resident and visiting lamas, as well as fellow Buddhist students and practitioners. E-mail: office@ kagyu.org to request an employment application.

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For rent: Beautiful 1-bedroom apartment in country house, specifically suited for elderly person requiring care assistance. Living room, kitchen, bedroom, bath with safety shower stall chair, safety bars and toilet. Includes hospital bed, walker/wheelchair, recliner. Beautiful Catskill Mountain views. Owner is retired nurse with LPN, CNA, PCA experience, great references, offering care and assistance. Very reasonable/flexible. Call 845-246-2708.

IN-HOME CARE GIVING... Assist with activities of daily living. Errands, meals, laundry, light cleaning, pet care. Valid driver’s license. Reliable transportation. Flexible. Safe. References. New Paltz & Surrounding Areas.

Green (pine-scented), Pink (rose-scented), Red & Blue Handicap Accessible. (We also have a few w/sinks). Great for Construction/Building Sites, Sporting Events, Concerts, Street Festivals, Parks, Outdoor Weddings, Campsites, Flea Markets, Party Events, etc. Call 845-658-8766, 845-4176461 or 845-706-7197. e-mail: TLKportables@gmail.com

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TAROT READINGS every Friday, 5-9 p.m. at the TCBY/Coffee Beanery, 1090 Morton Blvd., Kingston & Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. at Hyde Park Brewery, 4076 Albany Post Rd. Stop by or Call Marcy 845-384-6239.

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(845)706-5133 IN-HOME CARE. 10 years experience. Experienced with Dimentia patients, Parkinson’s Disease. Flexible hours. Great references. Loving. Caring. Responsible. Call 845-532-9149.

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POTTIE FOR YOUR PARTY! HAVING A PARTY? TLK LLC. PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS. Weekend, Weekly, Monthly Rentals. We have Gray, White, Blue, Tan,

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DOWNTOWN NEW PALTZ VILLAGE, HIGH VISIBILITY, Main Street location with parking lot for rent or sale. Perfect for retail/office. AAA location. Call owner for details. Ask for Mandy, 845-417-7733 Great Office Space w/beautiful mountain views in Carriage House at 7 Innes Ave., New Paltz.Conveniently located in village, near Main St., shops, restaurants and municipal parking. 1840 sq.ft.w/ample storage. Please call Judy for info: (845)255-0033, ext. 101. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE in New Paltz, 1 Henry Dubois. Up to 3400 sq.ft. High traffic area, off-street parking, great corner location. Call for more details 845389-0588. BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS OFFICE/STUDIO; Historic Landmark elevator building on Wall St. in Uptown Kingston. This spacious third floor (24’ x 33’) office/studio is brilliant with light from a wall of windows overlooking the street between John and North Front St. For details call SHRES 845246-2022. Office Space for Rent. 560 Square feet, Class AAA Office space in LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy Building. Main Street, New Paltz. Includes shared conference room, kitchenette, parking. Contact info@ alfandre.com or call 845-255-4774.

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Barn Studio Workshops. 2 large sunny artist studios, creative office, work shop or storage available in Converted Historic Barn, Downtown High Falls. $625 each floor. Approx 36’ x 18’ per floor. Liza 646-220-1136.

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PICTURE PERFECT COLONIAL Nestled on 2 Gardiner acres, you’ll fall in love with this 3/4 bedroom colonial. Lovingly maintained, boasting updated kitchen and baths. Fireplace, wide board floors, and finished basement creates over 2600 sq.ft. of comfortable living space with nothing to do but move in! Landscaped, level yard with screened in porch is waiting for you to enjoy the distant mountain views!  Proudly offered at ......................... $375,000

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— THE RIDGE AT NEW PALTZ — BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION: Be the first to move into these two bedroom bath and a half units. All the comforts of home in a two story duplex. Private entry leads into bright, open, modern floor plan. Natural gas heat, central air conditioning. Kitchen includes built in microwave, refrigerator, self-cleaning gas range, dishwasher, ceramic tile floor and subway tile backsplash. Dining room with glass patio doors lead onto private deck. Living room with fireplace. Guest bath on main floor. Second floor host 2 large bedrooms, great closet space, large bath with ceramic tile flooring. Washer/dryer connection. Sorry, no pets. No smoking. Quiet country setting yet walking distance to village shopping, dining, bus, etc. One floor, walk in, handicap accessible units also available. Call for appt: (845) 255-5047

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Beginning to Show APARTMENTS at 26 South Oakwood Terrace for June ‘18-May ‘19. E-mail: dietzrentals@hvc.rr.com FOR RENT: Spacious, Unique, Top Floor of two-family home, 5 minutes from New Paltz Village and Mohonk. Large windows, great views, 2-bdrms, eat-in kitchen, glassenclosed terrace room; orchard, gardens, separate entrance & deck; owners downstrs. Green lifestyle preferred; no dogs. Asking $1700/month. 845-255-9297.

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21A Colonial Dr., New Paltz. 1 & 2 BR apts. Pets welcome! No security deposit option. 3-12 month leasing terms. Pool, laundry on site.

845-255-6171 House for Rent. Quiet Tree-lined block. 3-bedrooms, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Large corner lot. 3-season room. Eat-in kitchen. 2 car garage. $1650/month plus utilities. References & security required. 845-255-2341 NEW PALTZ: Clean, Quiet, Cozy 2-Bedroom Apartment. $1350/month includes heat, hot water, electric, parking! Day care next door. Located 21 N. Chestnut Street. Call 845-229-0024. Large Studio Apt. in New Paltz, $925/ month. Includes all utilities except phone. Space is suitable for one person, non-smoker, no pets. 845-901-2531 SOUTHSIDE TERRACE APARTMENTS offers semester leases for SPRING 2018 and short-term for the Summer! Furnished studios, one & two bedrooms, includes heat &

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HUDSON RIVER VIEWS & ACCESS!- What a spot to build your dream home. This rare 3.4 acre offering affords stunning year-round views of the majestic Hudson River, the stately Vanderbilt Mansion and private riverfront access. Shared private road leads to 300+ ft of waterfront w/ boat dock or launch potential. Parcel is surveyed and engineered for 3 or 4 bedroom home. Super location under 2 hours from NYC & minutes to MH Bridge & Metro North ................................................ $229,000

COUNTRY IN THE CITY!- Sweeping lawnscape & long driveway add a distinct country ambiance to this impressive Kingston 3-story. Walk to Mid-Town Arts District! Contemporary style restoration has created a spacious 2300 SF of elegant living space featuring a gourmet EI kitchen w/ SS appliances & a cozy woodstove, 20’ LR with brick fireplace, formal DR, 4 or 5 BRs, office, 2.5 baths, HW floors, full basement & enclosed porch. JUST MOVE IN! ....$299,000

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ATTENTION CHEFS!- Well regarded restaurant in a high visibility and high traffic Route 209 location in the heart of the Stone Ridge/High Falls/Accord area of the Rondout Valley popular with weekend and full-time residents alike. Comfortable interior with a country rustic aesthetic offers 2 dining rooms seating 80, beamed ceilings, stone fireplace and bar area. Five acre site includes 2 INCOME apartments & additional home site. GREAT VALUE! .............. $390,000

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hot water. Recreation facilities. Walking distance to campus and town. 845-255-7205.

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Call 845-255-7205 for more information 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT. Rent includes all utilities, cable TV, wireless internet. Carpeted bedroom & living room. Walk to town/college. Off-street parking. NO PETS/SMOKING. $925/month. 1 month security required. (845)255-5341.

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2-Bedroom Apartment. $900/month. In Tillson. Located 6 miles north of New Paltz Campus and SUNY Ulster. One mile south of Main Street Rosendale. Non-Smoking, NO PETS. Furnished. All utilities included. Off-street parking. Very clean apt. w/newer appliances. 1.5 months security. Contact Bill at 845-901-0822 or 845-901-0821.

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RUSTIC 1-BEDROOM COTTAGE. Woodstove. Skylight. New stove. Fresh Paint. Ample Parking. $850/month includes snow & garbage removal. First, last, security. References. No pets. Available now. 646-662-5202.

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House For Rent; Lovely, private house on 40 acres of extraordinary nature sanctuary. Located 5 miles from Woodstock and 4 miles from Saugerties. Borders the Plattekill Creek. This house has been impeccably maintained and provides 2-bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, washer/dryer, 2-car garage. $2100/month plus utilities. 845-430-4300. Beautiful 2nd Floor Apt. Glasco-Saugerties. Victorian style living room with bay window; New cabinets; Big bedroom. 20 minutes to Red Hook/Rhinebeck; $825 includes heat/hot water; no dogs; Contact afabiano@hvc.rr.com. 1-Bedroom Apartment in Saugerties Village. Very bright. Off-street parking. $925/ month includes heat, HW and garbage pickup. 845-246-4294.

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STUDIO CABIN. Great eat-in kitchen, bathroom. Parking. Perfect for 1 person. Near town but nicely secluded. $750/

month. Security, deposit, references required. Call 845-417-5282. Broker/Owner. No fee. 1-BEDROOM STUDIO. Beautiful bathroom- shower is all aqua glass, tile floor, etc. Efficient kitchen. Front room with 3 huge windows. Ready to move into. Perfect for 1! $1300/month. Call 845-417-5282. UPSTAIRS BARN w/sliding glass doors to deck overlooking garden & fields. Very private & secluded. 1-bedroom w/bathtub, big closet, kitchen/living room/dining room, Parquay floors, small storage space, washer/ dryer. $1300/month. 845-417-5282. COTTAGE BY A WATERFALL. Cozy. Private. Workroom, sunroom, LR, 1-bedroom w/large window facing stream, kitchen, all wood floors, 3 decks. 2.5 miles to center of town. Short/long-term. $1150/month. Owner/Broker; 845-417-5282.

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EXERCISE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: Leg curl & leg extension w/weight stack, Smith Machine, Hip Sled, Universal aductor/abductor machine. Please call 845-275-8545.


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Specializing In Real Estate Throughout Ulster County & The Catskills www.MurphyRealtyGrp.com Speak With An Agent today, Call: (845) 338-5252 JUST LISTED

For more info and pictures, Text: M592661

For more info and pictures, Text: M157784

MEDIUM OAK HARDWOOD DINING TABLE; 72x48 wide w/2-self storing 20” leaves & lion claw feet & 6 Windsor chairs2 Captain, 4 regular. Call (845)275-8545.

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Portable Toilet Rentals

TLK

To: 85377

$159,000

845-658-8766 | 845-417-6461 | 845-706-7197

TLKportables@gmail.com tlkportables.com Weekends • Weekly • Monthly

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Tree Services

HAVE A DEAD TREE..... CALL ME! Dietz Tree Service Inc. Tree Removal, Trimming, Stump Grinding. Seasoned Firewood for Sale. (845)255-7259. Residential, Municipalities.

LAWLESS TREE SERVICE

CERTIFIED ARBORIST • CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES

STUMP GRINDING

ALLEN LAWLESS • 845-247-2838 SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK CELL.: 845-399-9659

To: 85377

A unique opportunity to own a waterfront home where the Plattekill & Esopus Creeks converge. Watch the eagles and waterfowl from the many windows in your 20x19 family room with fireplace. Canoeing, kayaking and small watercraft fun can be had right outside your door. Resident boat launch abuts this property. Mountain & meadow views to the front of the house. Conveniently located within minutes to Kingston, Saugerties and Woodstock. Owner has done most of the major upgrades with many new windows, 2 yr old roof, furnace replaced 5 years ago, electric upgrade 3 years ago, water filtration system was put in 3 years ago with regular servicing & much more! Beautifully landscaped with many perennials and flowering trees. Concrete patios for outdoor entertaining. Visit the Open House this Sunday, call for directions & more details! $299,000

DEER RUN COLONIAL

BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED Move right into this charming country home! Beautifully renovated throughout! Make yourself at home as you enter thru the inviting and so convenient mudroom which will lead you into the brand new kitchen (all with Stainless steel appliances), open to the sunlit dinning room w/ built ins, two new stunning bathrooms, open and expansive family/living room with refinished & glistening wood floors. Enjoy peace and quiet on rocking chair front porch! If you are looking for an escape this is the perfect getaway and or full time residence. In the depth of the serene country but close to many amenities... hiking & walking trails, swimming holes, Saunderskill Farms, and Westwind Orchard, also easy commute to NYS Thruway (87). Schedule your appointment today! Easy to show! $249,900

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Firewood for Sale

HAVE A DEAD TREE..... CALL ME! Dietz Tree Service Inc. Tree Removal, Trimming, Stump Grinding. Seasoned Firewood for Sale. (845)255-7259. Residential, Municipalities.

615 LLC

For more info and pictures, Text: M592352

FABULOUS WATERFRONT HOME

Don’t miss out on this beautiful colonial ranch that offers the tranquility of the country and convenience of the city. Minutes away from shopping in both Kingston and Saugerties and the Rhine beck Bridge. Large lot located in a quiet neighborhood on a cul de sac with a newly paved drive way. Once inside the spacious ranch you will be impressed by the floor plan. Spacious living room with hardwood floors flows into the dining room and kitchen with sliding glass doors to back deck. Master ensuite located off the living room with two additional bedrooms and full bath located on the opposite side of the house. The lower level room is the perfect family room to both relax and entertain. Large two car garage with extra space for storage. All this situated on almost 1 acre for privacy and additional car parking. $324,900

Hunting/Fishing Sporting Goods

Portable Toilet Rentals

FULLY INSURED

To: 85377

Really sweet cottage / cape tucked away by natural rock outcroppings. Your chance for an affordable paradise! 2 BR / 1 bath with hardwood floors, freshly painted, beautiful spacious living room w/ brick fireplace & picture window, first floor bedroom & full bath, just sit back and enjoy the wildlife! Upstairs has a huge beautiful bedroom with refinished hardwood flooring & huge walk-in closet! The land runs all the way down to the famous Plattekill Creek (Google Plattekill Creek, Saugerties NY). If you are looking for country living, but still need to get out to the deli for coffee, the Blue Mtn Deli is a very short walk and friendly Village of Saugerties is just 5 minutes away!

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GUNS WANTED. CASH PAID. Japanese swords, and Militaria. I come to you. Transfers, Estimates and Appraisals. Buying single piece or collections. Federal Firearms License. Spartan Trading Co., 914-3889286, leave message.

620

Buy & Swap

BOTTOM LINE... I pay the HIGHEST PRICES for old furniture, ANTIQUES of every description. Paintings, lamps, rugs, porcelain, bronzes, silver, etc. One item to entire contents. House calls & free appraisals. Richard Miller Antiques (Est. 1972). (845)389-7286. OLD FURNITURE, CROCKS, JUGS, paintings, frames, postcards, glasswares, sporting items, urns, fountain pens, lamps, dolls, pocket knives, military items, bronzes, jewelry, sterling, old toys, old paper, old boxes, old advertisements, vintage clothing, anything old. Home contents purchased, (select items or entire estates purchased.) CASH PAID 657-6252

~ MOVE-IN READY!! ~

For more info and pictures, Text: M152789

648

Auctions

HUDSON VALLEY AUCTIONS Auctioneers and Appraisers • Since 1984 270 Breunig Road • New Windsor, NY 12553

Actively seeking consignments for future auctions Offering free consultations, we provide the professional and experienced service to properly market your fine art, antiques and collectibles. • One Item or Entire Estates • Donny Malone: 914.388.3811 John Paul 914.213.0425

www.hudsonvalleyauctions.com

660

Estate/Moving Sale

Gardiner, NY. Antiques, paintings, collectibles, furniture, silver plate serving dishes, silver tea set, Stengel, Roseville, cranberry dishes and glasses, household appliances, lamps, Maria Theresa crystal chandeliers. Call for appointment. 914489-9300.

To: 85377

GBM TRANSPORTATION SERVICES INC. Professional Moving and Delivery. Residential/Commercial. Local and N.Y.C. Metro areas. N.Y.S. Dot T 12467, Shandaken, N.Y. Call 845-688-2253.

700

Personal & Health Services

“The Right Hands for Every- body” is offering a Couples massage. Come have a unique experience with or for close friends, married couples and spouses.We provide not just “Eastern” and “Western” but hot stone and deep tissue as well. As we grow in our relationships this couples massage will enhance the expression of Love and Unity: please do book an appointment with us: Valentine Special: Feb. 11-Feb. 24. Special rate: $90. Curtis D. Momber-Jackson, NYS LMT. 6 Wurts Avenue New Paltz NY 12561. Call: (845)399-4010 or email: astressfreehug@yahoo.com

702

Art Services

695

Professional Services

*Jessica Rice*; Beautiful Images Hair Salon, 123 Boices Lane, Kingston. Hair- 845383-1852; www.beautifulimageshairsalon. com Makeup- 845-309-6860; www.jessicamitzi.com

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Organizing/ Decorating/ Refinishing

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER/HOUSEKEEPER. Help w/everyday problems, special projects; clutter, paperwork, moving, gardening & personal assistant. Affordable. Fully Insured, Confidentiality Assured. MargotMolnar.com; Masters Psychology, former CEO, Certified Hospice Volunteer. margotmolnar1@gmail.com (845)6796242.

715

Cleaning Services

*CONSCIOUS CLEANING, CONSCIOUS ORGANIZING!* ZEN ENERGY w/a DERVISH APPROACH. ATTENTION TO DETAIL. PUNCTUAL. METHODICAL. LET’S SHIFT THE ENERGY & PUT CLARITY & BEAUTY BACK IN YOUR HOME. ALLERGIC TO CATS. ROSENDALE-KINGSTON-SAUGERTIES-WEST HURLEYWOODSTOCK. ROBYN 845-339-9458. HOUSE CLEANING for a tidy sum. 845658-2073.

COUNTRY CLEANERS Homes & Offices • Insured & Bonded

Excellent references.

Call (845)706-1713 or (845) 679-8932 MAID IN AMERICA. Maintenance cleaning of homes & offices. Weekly/every other week. Attentive to detail. Many years experience and excellent local references. Best to call between 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (845)514-2510. CLEAN UPS, CLEAN OUTS. Indoor/Outdoor. Junk & debris removal. Estates prepared for Moving and Sale. (845)688-2253.

717

Caretaking/Home Management

*Plumbing, *Electrical, *Painting, *Excavating & Grading. 5 ton dump trailer. Trees cut, Yards cleaned & mowed. Snow Removal. Call Dave (845)514-6503- mobile. NYS DOT T-12467

HNI Builders Professional Craftsmanship for all phases of construction

Incorporated 1985

845.331.4844 HniBuilders.com Hugh@HniBuilders.com

• Residential / Commercial • Moving • Delivery • Trucking • Local & NYC Metro Areas

Shandaken, NY 845-688-2253 Interior Painting & Staining, Sheet Rocking, All Stages of Remodeling Residential & Commercial • Free estimates, fully insured Accepting all major credit cards.

Contact Jason Habernig

845-331-4966/249-8668 Visit my website: Haberwash.com House & Estate Cleanouts, Junk Removal, Dump Runs. Helping homeowners, realtors and property managers for 20 years. One call, it’s gone! Senior & disabled discounts. 845-247-7365. GarysHauling.com

725

Plumbing, Heating, AC & Electric

Stoneridge Electrical Service, Inc. • Standby Generators

www.stoneridgeelectric.com • Radiant Floor Tile

24 Months to Pay, 0% Interest (if qualified)

HANDYMAN, HOME REPAIR, Carpentry, Remodels, Installations, Roofing, Painting, Mechanical repairs, etc. Large and small jobs. Reasonable rates. Free estimates. References available. (845)616-7470. D AND S IMPROVEMENTS: Home improvement, repair and maintenance, from the smallest repairs to large renovations. Over 50 years of combined experience. Fully insured. www.dandsimprovements.com (845)339-3017

760

Gardening/ Landscaping

Paramount

• Service Upgrades

• Power Washing • Sheetrock & Plaster Repair • Free Estimates Multiple References Available Upon Request Licensed & Insured • ritaccopainting.com

HB Painting & Construction INC. *Painting: Interior/Exterior, Pressure-Washing, Staining, Glazing... *Construction: Home Renovations, Additions, Bathrooms, Kitchen, Doors, Windows, Decks, Roofs, Gutters, Tile, Hardwood Floors (New-Refinish), Sheetrock, Tape. Snowplowing. Call 845616-8574. Experienced- TROMPE O’LOEIL and FAUX FINISHING, 20 yrs. in Paris, and 10 yrs. locally. References and insured. Call Casimir: 845-430-3195 or 845-616- 0872. SERVICES:

*Carpentry,

DIANA’S FANCY FLEA MARKET: Nice Items Needed For Next Sale! Call Diana 626-0221. To Benefit Diana’s CAT Shelter in Accord.

960

Pet Care

WOULD YOU LIKE AN OUTDOOR CAT? Do you have a barn, garage, shed or outbuilding? Would you like to consider having feral cats? You can help cats in need who will help keep your barn, etc. free of rodents. The cats will be neutered/spayed and up to date w/shots. Please call the Woodstock Feral Cat Project at 347-258-2725.

L&M Pet Sitting Professional pet care visits for cats, dogs, birds, and other exotic species.

Lauren Storm & Michael Steeley (607) 431-3392 LnMpetsitting@gmail.com

SNOW PLOWING & SANDING Call William, for your free estimate (845) 401-6637

Down to Earth Landscaping

740

Want to help but can’t adopt a cat? Don’t forget about our Foster Program! Visit our website UCSPCA.org, for details & pictures of cats to foster. Come see us & all of our other friends at the Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston ( just off the traffic circle). Open 6 days a week, 11:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. (Closed on Mondays.) (845)3315377.

William Watson • Residential / Commercial

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Quality service from the ground up

Building Services

720

• Int. & Ext. painting

950

Contracting & Development Corp.

Authorized Dealer & Installer

Painting/Odd Jobs

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TLK LLC. PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS. Weekend, Weekly, Monthly rentals. We have Gray, white, blue, tan, green (pinescented), pink (rose-scented), red & blue handicap accessible. (We also have a few w/ sinks). Great for Construction/Building Sites, Sporting Events, Concerts, Street Festivals, Parks, Outdoor Weddings, Campsites, Flea Markets, Party Events, etc. Call 845-658-8766, 845-417-6461 or 845706-7197. e-mail: TLKportables@gmail. com

EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN WITH A VAN. Carpentry, painting, flatscreen mounting, light hauling/delivery, cleanouts. Second home caretaking. All small/ medium jobs considered. Versatile, trustworthy, creative, thrifty. References. Ken Fix It. 845-616-7999.

once again that I never want to be separated from you in eternal glory. Thank-you for your mercy towards me and mine. The person must say this prayer 3 consecutive days. After 3 days, the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favor is granted.

Animals

Low-Rate Financing Available

IN-HOME CARE GIVING.... Assist with activities of daily living. Errands, meals, laundry, light cleaning, pet care. Valid driver’s license. Reliable transportation. Flexible. Safe. References. Debra 845-658-2073.

HANDYALL

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Specializing in: Hardscape Tree trimming Fences Koi ponds Snow plowing

Benjamin Watson, Owner Phone: (845) 389-3028

Check us out on Facebook! pet’s reward..... VETERINARY HOUSE CALLS. Dr. B. MacMULLEN. (845)3392516. Serving Ulster County for 10+ years. Very Reasonable Rates, Multiple Pet Discount... Compassionate, Professional, Courteous. *Pet Exams, *Vaccines, *Blood Work, *Lyme Testing, *Flea & Tick Prevention, *Rx Diet, *Euthanasia at home.

970

Horse Care

BE CONFIDENT IN THE HAPPINESS OF YOUR HORSE

810

Lost & Found

Septic Systems • Drainage Driveways • Tree Removal Retaining Walls • Ponds

(845) 679-4742 schafferexcavating.com

Interiors & Remodeling Inc s ’ d e . T

From Walls to Floors, Ceilings to Doors, Decks, Siding & More.

Reliable, Dependable & Insured Call for an estimate

845-688-7951

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Lost cat: long-haired black female w/white patches on neck and paws. Vicinity of Route 375 and Maverick Road. Please call 845853-3889

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Spirituality

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN. (Never known to fail.) Oh, most faithful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, show me herein you are my mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances in my life you are with me, I want in this short prayer to thank-you for all things as you confirm

Come board your horse at Redhawk Equestrian with experienced, caring professionals. These exceptional facilities feature: • 12 x 12 matted stalls, all with individual walk-outs • Tack room • Wide wash stall & Grooming Stall • Large grass paddocks • Customized horse care • Large indoor & outdoor arenas with TravelRight footing We are located at 1470 Albany Post Rd. Gardiner, NY and operate our boarding business out of the beautiful facilities at Horses and Hounds.

CALL 917-547-9801 (website coming soon: redhawkequestrian.com) We are an hour and 20 minutes from NYC, right outside of New Paltz

999

Vehicles Wanted

CASH PAID FOR USED cars & trucks regardless of condition. Junk cars removed. Call 246-0214. DMV 7107350.

1000

Vehicles

2006 Toyota Tacoma 4x4. Excellent Condition, silver exterior, gray interior, extended cab, new brakes and A/C. New frame and rear leaf springs, 91,400 miles, 5-speed manual transmission, I-4 2.7L engine, 22 mpg. Solid truck. Asking $11,500. Call Bill at 845-657-9764.


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16 GMC 2500HD Denali Duramax ....................... 22K Miles ...................... $57,995.00

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16 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited ....................... 40K Miles ...................... $30,600.00 15 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali ........................... 38K Miles ...................... $44,800.00 #4845

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14 Chevy Silverado LT Crew 4wd ........................ 77K Miles ...................... $26,875.00 13 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew 4wd ................... 70K Miles ...................... $25,600.00 11 GMC 3500 Duramax Dump W/Plow .............. 23K Miles ...................... $39,895.00

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17 Chevy Malibu LT Sedan .................................. 19K Miles ...................... $16,995.00

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17 Chevy Cruze Premier Hatch ............................ 9K Miles ........................ $17,995.00 17 Chevy Cruze LT Sedan .................................... 11K Miles ...................... $16,595.00 #1826

16 Buick Lacrosse Sedan ..................................... 40K Miles ...................... $21,250.00 15 Subaru Forster I Premium .............................. 40K Miles ...................... $19,595.00

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13 Buick Lacrosse Sedan ..................................... 22K Miles ...................... $16,995.00

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09 Chevy Cobalt Coupe....................................... 123K Miles ....................

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