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A miscellany of Hudson Valley art, entertainment and adventure | Calendar Ca l e n da r & Classifieds | Issue 48 | Dec. 1 – 8 thursday Miss Myrtle's Sideshow at BSP in Uptown Kingston

friday Parade & fireworks at Celebration of Lights in Po'town; A Holiday on Huguenot Street

saturday Winter Walk in Hudson; Woodstock hosts Open House; Sinterklaas

sunday Saugerties hosts Holiday in the Village; Vanderbilt Mansion holds free reception

monday Art Foray at Mohonk Mountain House includes free admission

tuesday Learn to meditate at Sky Lake's free weekly sitting in Rosendale

wednesday Irish Christmas in America concert at Towne Crier in Beacon

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Among the Hudson Valley’s hidden treasures that belong on your localtourism bucket list is the Widow Jane Mine, located behind the headquarters of the Century House Historical Society (CHHS), just off Route 213 in Rosendale. A relic of the days when practically indestructible, glassygrained Rosendale cement was regarded as a peerless building material, especially for watery environments, this human-delved cavern is now a spooky, atmospheric venue for concerts, lectures, poetry readings and costume parties. The avant-garde music pioneer Pauline Oliveros is among many experimental sound artists who have been drawn to record inside the Widow Jane Mine by its remarkable acoustics. Open to visitors on Sunday afternoons from May to September, both the cave and the adjoining museum are closed for the season. But you can whet your appetite for a 2017 visit and find out lots of fascinating things about the history of the Widow Jane Mine in particular and the once-thriving Rosendale cement industry in general at the Rosendale Recreation Center this Saturday, December 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. It’s the annual meeting of the trustees and officers of CHHS, open to the general public. Trustee Gayle Grunwald, who lives at the site and has been aided its maintenance, programming and fundraising for many years now, will give an illustrated lecture titled “Kilns, ‘Caves’ and Mushroom Cans” – the latter presumably a reference to the post-mining-era use of many of Rosendale’s limestone caves as places to grow mushrooms commercially. It’s billed as ‘A Presentation with Often Astonishing Images.’ Grunwald can probably also answer all your burning questions about the mysterious underground data storage facilities in the area: a veritable underground city with traffic lights, it’s said, and widely rumored to have

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Holiday Open House in Woodstock on Saturday

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Why wait until Christmas Eve (when Santa arrives in a mysterious way on the Village Green) to pay a visit to Woodstock and check out all the little boutiques decked out in their winter finery? This Saturday afternoon and evening, December 3, Woodstock businesses put on their most festive displays and offer special deals, sales and refreshments for the town’s 35th annual Holiday Open House. The theme for this year’s window displays is the Northern Lights. On the Village Green, there’ll be a bonfire with folks making s’mores and ongoing entertainment from live bands and musicians. Victorian carolers will stroll through downtown, and Santa and Mrs. Claus are bound to turn up at some point. The merriment goes on from 3 to 9 p.m. For details, visit http://bit.ly/2gDCXvm.

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If your idea of the ideal holiday mansion tour is beaming in on Hyde Park this year, there’s good news and bad news. Let’s get the bad out of the way first: The normally ornate Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site isn’t going to be specially decorated for Christmas 2016. But that’s for a good reason, ultimately: The place is undergoing a restoration project. You can still visit, and there are special tours being offered that explain the construction already underway and the changes planned for 2017. Intrigued? Take

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advantage of the Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when no admission will be charged. The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association will provide free refreshments at the Visitor Center, and prices in the museum shop will be discounted by 20 percent. And of course, you can still satisfy your yen for old-timey upper-crust holiday glitz and glitter at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The Living Room at Springwood will be decorated for Christmas, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, you’re invited to “Enjoy the Holidays in the Roosevelt Style” for free at both Springwood and the FDR Presidential Library, featuring refreshments and special activities. The Holiday Open House will continue from 4 to 7 p.m. at Val-Kill on the 10th, with a shuttle running from the Wallace Center. For more information about holiday hours and activities at the Vanderbilt

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appy Holidays! While your “reason for the season” may vary, it’s undeniable that pretty much every religion and ethnic group north of the Tropic of Cancer has evolved some celebratory way of pushing back the encroaching darkness of the Winter Solstice. Recognizing that the theme these holidays all have in common is “light,” Rosendalebased world cultural ambassadors Bill and Livia Vanaver got together 23 years ago with the Bardavon’s Chris Silva to concoct a nondenominational annual festival in which the City of Poughkeepsie could unite people of every conceivable background for an early-December evening of revelry. The Celebration of Lights took off in a big way, with downtown businesses and local schools getting involved. If you’re a local, you know the drill by now: At 6:30 p.m., a parade will begin at the corner of Main and Garden Streets and head down Main to the waterfront, stopping for three tree-lightings along the way. It might be a most eclectic parade, with participants ranging from municipal officials, first-responder color guards, scout troops and school marching bands to motorcycle clubs, Percheron horses, bagpipers, Senegalese drummers and Arm-of-the-Sea Theater’s giant puppets. A fire engine bearing Santa wraps up the line of march. A free fireworks display follows at 7:15 p.m., with the most coveted (though likely the chilliest) viewing location being the Walkway over the Hudson. Afterwards, many revelers stick around to enjoy First Friday specials and discounts in downtown shops and restaurants. Others head back uphill to the Bardavon for a family-friendly movie on the big screen, beginning at 8 p.m. and preceded by an organ recital on the Mighty Wurlitzer. This year’s cinematic offering: Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. All seats for the screening cost $6. For further details, call the Bardavon at (845) 473-2072 or visit www.bardavon. org or www.pokriverdistrict.org. – Frances Marion Platt

Woodstock School of Art hosts Affordable Art Fair on Saturday The not-for-profit Woodstock School of Art (WSA) puts on a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, including some fine art sales and auctions whose offerings lie tantalizingly beyond the budgets of many would-be supporters. So each December, WSA puts on a Holiday Sale featuring all sorts of art goodies, including art books, frames and miscellaneous art supplies donated by friends of the school. It’s a nice way for wannabe-artists and other art-lovers to stock up on materials, but it’s not quite the same thing as having an original artwork hanging on your wall. So this year, WSA is adding a new component to the Holiday Sale: an

“Affordable Art Fair,” in which some of your favorite local artists will be offering original fine art at tempting prices – $250 is the maximum – just in time for the gift-giving season. A percentage of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the programming at the school. The Woodstock School of Art’s Holiday

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Sinterklaas in Rhinebeck on Saturday

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He’s coming to a village near you – if you live anywhere near the vicinity of Rhinebeck, that is. Sinterklaas will arrive from Kingston (a/k/a “Spain�) via a white horse on a tugboat, reaching Rhinebeck amidst all his sparkling glory on Saturday, December 3. Expect lots of dazzle and pomp, lots of color and light and lots of children! The streets will be alive with a daylong celebration, featuring children’s workshops, dance, theatre and music all around town. The character of Sinterklaas, based on a fourth-century bishop who rescued orphans of all races and religions, is said

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to have intervened on behalf of children who were deprived or mistreated. The stories about him are a bit magical, but always deliver a message of kindness and generosity, even though he was accompanied by a Grumpus who would threaten miscreants. Somehow, the myth spread from Asia Minor and up through Europe to take root in the Netherlands, where the bedecked old guy became the patron saint of children, unwed mothers, sailors and the entire City of Amsterdam! In the Hudson Valley, Sinterklaas’ journey is reenacted between the towns of Kingston and Rhinebeck, each of which throws a big party to get the Sinterklaas message across: Children are our hope and our light. In parades on both sides of the river, young people are recognized as the holders of the creative power to impact their communities. With “rods and branches� symbolizing their royal scepters, they become kings and queens for the day and take on the responsibilities of serving their families, their communities and the world with good wishes for one and all. This all takes place amidst villagewide festivities this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The streets and shops come alive with characters like the Dancing Bear and the Pocket Lady who distributes treats and prizes, Mother Holly, various Grumpuses, the Owl Queen of the night with her Mouse, Roger the Jester and many more. Animal creatures, both costumed and real, are celebrated as important to the Earth, this year’s special animal being the Owl. Live owls will occupy the Methodist Church, where young and old can learn about these amazing birds. Performances and fun activities take place all around town: the Town Hall, the Beekman Arms, Upstate Films, Oblong Books, the Church of the Messiah, the Reformed Church sanctuary, the Third Evangelical Lutheran Church and at numerous eateries, too. The ceremonial Havdalah, marking the end of the Jewish Sabbath, opens the Children’s Starlight Parade and Pageant at 6 p.m. It’s the big moment when Sinterklaas finally arrives on the scene! Lots of creative artistry goes into the costuming and the giant animated puppets manipulated by hundreds of volunteers and the ritual stars carried by parents, along with music and dancing through the streets of Rhinebeck. After the Parade, the beginning of the Christian Sabbath starts with the Living Nativity at the Reformed Church. Drawing on old Dutch traditions and inventing new ones each year for the past eight-plus seasons, Sinterklaas is an attempt to move away from commercialism and to return to the wondrous myth that began the legend of the jolly old man – the “Good King, the Noble Soul, the one who brings light out of darkness, befriends children and animals and inspires our souls.� Festivities aim at bringing together elements of tolerance and diversity through a whole slew of performances by more than 250 musicians, actors, magicians and other

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Kingston city historian Edwin Ford (shown above) and his brother Bill will arrive at the Snowake Festival in a vintage 1937 Ford to receive the 2016 Light of Uptown Award, in recognition of their many years of service in the cause of historic preservation in Kingston.

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n Friday evening, December 2, the Kingston Uptown Business Association will host its annual Snowflake Festival at various locations throughout the Stockade District. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with the arrival of Santa at the intersection of Wall and North Front Streets for a tree-lighting ceremony. City historian Edwin Ford and his brother Bill will arrive in a vintage 1937 Ford to receive the 2016 Light of Uptown Award, in recognition of their many years of service in the cause of historic preservation in Kingston. From 6 to 8 p.m., the Festival’s main stage at the corner of Wall and John Streets will host free performances by Music Together, the Center for Creative Education’s Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (POOK) and Energy Dance Company, the Coleman High School Chorus, the Kingston High School Brass Band, the Ukraine Dancers and a magician, plus a bike raffle. Buskers will entertain strollers in other streets of the Stockade District, including a snowflake display with dancing lights and music from the Ice-Man and fire-juggling from the Heat-Mizer. It’s all family-friendly, it’s all fun and it’s all free. For more info, visit www. kingstonuptown.org/initiatives/snowflake-festival.

costumed characters. And you know that there will be special edibles, up and down the streets of the village! What’s a Dutch celebration without chocolate? Check the Sinterklaas website for a complete schedule of the festival, along with scads more information on the history and traditions. – Ann Hutton Sinterklaas Festival Day, Saturday, December 3, kickoff 10 a.m., Children’s Starlight Parade 6 p.m., Village of Rhinebeck; www.sinterklaashudsonvalley.com.

Holiday on Huguenot Street in New Paltz this weekend It’s time once again for “A Holiday on Huguenot Street,� the annual preChristmas extravaganza jointly presented by Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) and the Reformed Church of New Paltz. There will be live music,

special holiday-themed tours, a treelighting ceremony, a paper lantern parade, a visit from Santa, wagon rides and lots more family-friendly fun. It all happens on Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, you’ll be able to pose for family and pet holiday portraits by Duetimage Photography, available in the Wullschleger Education Building at 92 Huguenot Street. All proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Walden.


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he annual Winter Walk organized by the Hudson Opera House returns this Saturday, December 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Hudson’s mile-long Warren Street is closed to traffic for the free citywide festival, transformed for the night into a winter wonderland with so many moving parts that it’s nearly impossible to list them all without running out of room to write about the backstory. WINTER WALK ON WARREN STREET BY ALBERT GNIDICA There are live reindeer, costumed characters, street performers and musicians (including a saxophone-playing Santa Claus), miniature beribboned horses, a petting zoo, carolers, fire-throwing jugglers, a community parade, stunning window displays in brightly lit shops, a horsedrawn carriage, Santa’s Village, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and magical riverfront fireworks launched from Promenade Hill drawing the celebration to a close (although many shops and certainly the restaurants will remain open long into the evening afterward). So much activity is packed into the three hours of Winter Walk, in fact, that people often ask the organizers to “make it longer, stretch it out!” says Gary Schiro, executive director for the Hudson Opera House. “But we remain convinced that a part of its superpower is its concentration.” For those who want to start the party early, many restaurants in Hudson will offer a special $20 meal in the late afternoon, pre-Winter Walk, in honor of the Walk’s 20th anniversary this year. And the Diamond Opera Theater, in collaboration with the Hudson Opera House, will perform a new version of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel at Christ Church Episcopal (431 Union Street) at 4 p.m. Admission is free. (An additional performance will be held the night prior, on Friday, December 2 at 6 p.m. at the same location, with a suggested donation admission of $10 for adults, free for students under age 18.) The community parade that kicks off the official event at 5 p.m. will feature Unsilent Night this year: a contemporary version of caroling through the streets that has played out since 1992 in different cities around the world. Composer Phil Kline’s fourpart Unsilent Night plays from boomboxes or personal devices carried by paraders who have downloaded the sounds, creating a unique ambient soundscape that surrounds the participants. Everyone is playing the entire composition at the same time, explains Schiro, but like an orchestral environment where sound comes to the listener from various musicians playing the instruments, the recorded parts of Unsilent Night will come from different devices, so one parader might have the “jingly electronics” on his or her device, while another has the horns. “It’s really fascinating, and we’re excited to become a part of this tradition. And the composer, Phil Kline, is coming to Hudson to be with us to conduct the parade performance himself all the way up Warren Street. When Phil first wrote the piece 20 years ago, he literally handed out cassette tapes to people and everyone hit the ‘play’ button on their boombox at exactly the same time, but now it’s possible to do all this with technology. We’re looking forward to seeing what people show up with.” Those wishing to participate can visit http://unsilentnight.com to download the music. Participants will meet at Basilica Hudson at 110 South Front Street at 4 p.m. to coordinate before proceeding to the corner of Front and Warren Streets for the 5 p.m. step-off. The parade will conclude at Seventh Street Park 45 minutes later in front of the headquarters of WGXC 90.7 FM, who will livestream Unsilent Night at https://wavefarm.org/wgxc. The Seventh Street Park that serves as Town Square for Hudson is where Santa’s Village will be located. The little elf cottages, many of which have seen better days, have borne the brunt of some disparaging remarks in the past, Schiro says, but that won’t be the case much longer. “For the last few years, we’ve been working with designers and artists in the community to spruce up these rundown little buildings. Last year we unveiled the first three that were restored. Now we’re working with the vocational school just outside of Hudson – Questar III BOCES – and students there have been building new huts for us, so Santa’s Village will actually grow this year.” One of the new huts will debut this year, with the other two slated for next year. The Etsy organization, which has offices in Hudson, also collaborated on building a hut with Perfect Ten After School, an organization that supports and encourages young women in the area. And it’s not just elf huts getting restored in Hudson. The Opera House has gone through 12 construction projects, Schiro says, and is getting ready to open the second-floor performance hall this coming spring. “We’re really delighted that after an absence of seven months, the original historic windows with wavy glass have started returning to the second floor. They were all taken out and sent off to be restored off-site. Just last week they started going in, one by one, so rather than this boardedup enormous façade, the building is starting to take on its same old character that we’ve loved for many years.” Another visible sign of progress at the Hudson Opera House that can be viewed from the street is the elevator going in. “A lot of the work going on is inside the building, but if people take a peek down City Hall Place right next to the building – which used to house the City Hall in Hudson – they’ll see an incredible elevator tower with windows going into that, as well. Otis Elevator is on-site and assembling the machinery inside, as we speak.” The Hudson Opera House at 327 Warren Street was constructed in 1855. It later housed a bank, the post office and a library. After a stage and dressing rooms were added in the 1870s, it became known as the Hudson Opera House. The brick Greek Revival building was purchased by a nonprofit in 1992. It serves as an exhibition and performing arts center and is the fourth oldest surviving theater in the country and the oldest in the state. The Hudson Opera House has organized the Winter Walk since its start from modest beginnings where, Schiro says, “If you didn’t know that something was going on that night, you wouldn’t know that something was going on.” The Opera House director hadn’t yet begun working for the organization that first year, but attended just to check it out. Twenty years later, he says, “It’s amazing to see all these people on the street. We think upwards of 20,000 attended last year, and Hudson only has a population of a little over 6,000. Anecdotally, we hear the stories all the time: People plan trips around this event, and we know there are many Hudsonians who host parties that night and family reunions. And there are many businesses who tell us each year that they moved here because of Winter Walk and they opened that night, so it’s a night of a lot of anniversaries, as well. It’s turned into this catalytic event.” Winter Walk has only been postponed once due to weather, Schiro says, “when there was a blizzard with literally feet of snow. Two years ago, even with unrelenting, very wet snow and slush all night, several thousand people still came out for this. That really solidified for me how much people love this event.” – Sharyn Flanagan Hudson Opera House annual Winter Walk, Saturday, December 3, 5-8 p.m., free, Warren Street, Hudson; (518) 822-1438, http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

On the hour at 5, 6, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday evening, Holiday Tours of Huguenot Street’s historic homes will step off from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center at 81 Huguenot Street. Tours will also be available on Saturday beginning at 10 and 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. From 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, the DuBois Fort will feature a pop-up shop selling Lagusta’s Luscious gourmet vegan chocolates, and the Wullschleger Education Building will host the Reformed Church’s annual Craft Fair. The

Misty Mountain Girl Scout Troop’s cookie walk gets underway at the DuBois Fort at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., Soup on the Stoop will be served for free on the steps of the Reformed Church at 92 Huguenot Street, and at 6:45 a Paper Lantern Light Parade will proceed from the Reformed Church to the 7 p.m. Community Tree-Lighting on the Deyo House lawn at 74 Huguenot Street; Village of New Paltz mayor Tim Rogers and Ulster County executive Mike Hein will preside. Following the treelighting ceremony, Santa and Mrs. Claus

will hold court on the Deyo House porch. At 8 p.m., return to the Reformed Church for free holiday jazz and pop concert from the Big Blue Big Band. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Girl Scout cookie walk will be back, and pettable miniature donkeys will visit the Wullschleger Education Building. The Reformed Church’s Social Hall at 92 Huguenot Street will open its Christmas Café at 11 a.m. Live sheep will be on view at the Bevier-Elting House beginning at 12:30 p.m. From 1 to 4 p.m., horsedrawn

5 wagon rides will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center; tickets cost $5 per person aged 4 and up. The festivities conclude with The Land of Sewertopia, a free puppet show written, directed and performed by students in SUNY-New Paltz’s School of Fine Arts and Department of Theatre Arts, at the Reformed Church beginning at 2 p.m. For more information or to preregister for Huguenot Street Holiday Tours, visit www.huguenotstreet.org/holiday.

Holiday in the Village in Saugerties this Sunday

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When the Village of Saugerties closes traffic on Main Street from Market to Partition, holiday fun for the entire family begins! This Sunday, December 4, marks the big day for a downtown festive holiday market with lots of live music, free horse-and-carriage rides (always a popular activity), crafts for the children in many of the open shops, toy raffles throughout the day, live character mannequins wandering around town and other entertaining surprises. Parents can escort their kids to the Kiersted House on Main Street to visit Santa and have fun at the petting zoo on the grounds there. Add to all this: ice sculpture, face-painting, live and deejay music filling the air and lots of old fashioned good cheer! Many village businesses offer passersby holiday cookies, hot chocolate and projects to keep kids busy. Storefront windows are decorated, some with live mannequins that mesmerize people on the street. Shoppers can take advantage of special sales and discounts and support the local merchants. When the village Christmas tree and menorah are lit at dusk, it’s a signal to start the Parade of Lights! Saugerties does its Christmas parade proud by featuring a dozen or so decked-out and colorfully lit firetrucks that roll through town and end at Seamon Park, where “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is read aloud to the crowd. The Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce does a wonderful job each year in making the Holiday in the Village a hit with parents and their children. It’s truly an event of superlatives when you consider the dozens of generous sponsors and volunteers (hats off to Sawyer Motors for leading the way every year!) who are dedicated to putting on the spirited event, the hundreds of donated toys and bicycles and electronics and sports equipment for the toy raffle (last year Bob Siracusano of Sawyer Motors reported that the giveaway topped $17,000 worth of toys!), thousands of dollars raised to support community assistance programs throughout the year and the countless happy hearts and smiling faces, gladdened by community spirit. This is what Saugerties is all about. – Ann Hutton Saugerties Holiday in the Village, Sunday, December 4, noon to 6 p.m., Main Street & throughout the village; (845) 246-1337, www.village.saugerties.ny.us.


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HANDEL’S MESSIAH December 17: Cappella Festiva, guest conductor Christine Howlett Saturday, 2 p.m. $20-$51. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-2072, (845) 339-6088, www.ticketmaster.com.

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL December 2-11: Woodstock Playhouse Productions/New York Conservatory for the Arts. Fridays/Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $32-$40. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. (845) 679-6900, www.woodstockplayhouse.org.

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD December 2-18: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald & John K. Alvarez. Thursdays/Fridays/ Saturdays 8 p.m., $39, Sundays 2 p.m., $34, First Saturday 2 p.m., $29. Shadowland Stages, 157 Canal Street, Ellenville. (845) 647-5511, www.shadowlandtheatre.org. DION OGUST | ALMANAC WEEKLY

A batch of sugarplums Holiday productions throughout the region

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t’s that time of year when our schedules are busy with holiday shopping, decorating and entertaining, and the number of opportunities to go out for some festive family entertainment as well begins to boggle the already tinsel-blinded mind. To help you sort out which ones you want to put on your don’t-miss list, here’s a quick rundown – organized by type, and then chronologically – of some holiday-

themed stage productions coming up in the next couple of weeks: TCHAIKOVSKY’S THE NUTCRACKER December 9, 10 & 11: Catskill Ballet Theatre of Kingston, featuring guests from Dance Theatre of Harlem. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $30/$25. Ulster Performing

Arts Center (UPAC), 601 Broadway, Kingston. (845) 339-6088, www.ticketmaster.com. December 10-11: New Paltz Ballet Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet’s Ask la Cour and Teresa Reichlen. Saturday 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. $32/$29/$27. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-2072, (845) 339-6088, www.ticketmaster.com.

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December 2-4: Ulster Ballet Company, directed by Sara Miot. Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $15/$18/$22/$25. Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), 601 Broadway, Kingston. (845) 339-6088, www.ticketmaster.com. December 3-18: Half Moon Theatre, directed by Michael Schiralli. Fridays 8 p.m., Saturdays 2 & 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $20-$50 Opening Night, $20-$45 evenings, $18-$37 matinées. Marriott Pavilion, Culinary Institute

Irish Christmas in America on Wednesday at Beacon's Towne Crier The young singer Irish singer Niamh (pronounced Neeve) Farrell is this year’s guest vocalist with the starstudded Irish Christmas in America, a night of Irish and holiday music coming to the Towne Crier in Beacon. Farrell is an up-and-coming vocalist from County Sligo who came to attention in 2014 during a ten-month world tour with UK star David Gray. Irish Christmas in America will appear on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Towne Crier is located at 379 Main Street in Beacon. Tickets to the all-ages performance cost $30 in advance, $35 at the door. For information and tickets call (845) 855-1300 or visit www.townecrier. com.

BSP hosts Miss Myrtle’s Sideshow this Thursday Miss Myrtle’s Sideshow is a variety show featuring the cast members of Hudson Valley Improv house teams Alter EgoZ, Granny’s Moustache & Bazooka Trampoline. Featuring standup comedy, sketch, storytelling, music and improv, Miss Myrtle’s Sideshow concludes with the Musical Improv Open Mic, in which willing au-

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Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. at the Parker Theatre on the New Paltz campus. General admission seating is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, call (845) 489-5159.

Joan Osborne to play Helsinki Hudson Legendary multi-platinum singer Joan Osborne performs at Helsinki Hudson on Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. A seven-time Grammy nominee, Osborne is best-known as a soulful interpreter with boundless stylistic range, singing everything from AOR modern rock to blues, standards and the entire canon of the Grateful Dead, with whose members she has often performed. Osborne will be accompanied by her longtime collaborator, the New Paltz-born keyboardist Keith Cotton. Tickets for Joan Osborne cost $48 for reserved seating, $35 for general admission. For more information, visit www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.

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aatsbaan in Tivoli presents Miki Orihara, solo dancer and principal artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, performing with jazz pianist Senri Oe on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. Orihara will offer her acclaimed solo performance, Resonance. Following Resonance will be a performance by Senri Oe with Jim Robertson on bass. Senri Oe’s Sony Music international debut all-jazz album, Boys Mature Slow, in July 2012 continues to gather rave reviews from the top music magazines including Jazziz and DownBeat. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $10 for students with ID. The Kaatsbaan International Dance Center is located at 120 Broadway in Tivoli. For more information, visit www.kaatsbaan.org.

dience members get called up onstage with one of the improvisors. Hudson Valley Improv presents Miss Myrtle’s Sideshow on December 1 at 7:15 p.m. at BSP at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. Admission costs $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.bspkingston.com.

The New Paltz Players and the SUNY-New Paltz Theatre Department present Raine Grayson’s new play Unmasked! with performances December 2 through 4 at the Parker Theatre. Unmasked! follows a female-to-male transition story, exploring the complex timeline of coming out and the ripple effect that it can have on others. Unmasked! is an enlightening examination of the trans experience and a cathartic expression of perils endured by members of the LGBTQ community. Unmasked! will be performed on

This month, Tivoli’s Tangent Theatre ventures outside the black box of its usual mainstage space, the Carpenter Shop Theater, with live performances at several neighboring restaurants as part of its fall/winter 16 Selects reading series. It’s a logical extension of the company’s longstanding tradition of performing dramatic readings at the Traghaven Whiskey Pub (formerly the Black Swan), reaching out to folks who like some handy refreshment to accompany their theatergoing. The Sunday dinner theater series started on November 20 with a performance of David Jacobi’s Widower at Panzur, and continues on December 4 at Santa Fe with Somersaulting by Liz Maestri. Michael Rhodes directs; the cast includes Alexandra Angeloch, Willem Marx, Devon Mello, Rishi Mutalik, Amie Tedesco and Payton Smith. Santa Fe is located at 52 Broadway in Tivoli.

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On December 11, the Barn at 33 Broadway in Tivoli will host Tangent’s performance of The Gods and Calvin Brewer by Jessica Anderson, directed by Brendan Burke. And on December 18, Jennifer Skura directs Battered by Arthur Holden at Murray’s, located at 73 Broadway in Tivoli. For all readings in this series, the doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6; reservations are encouraged (mandatory at the Barn) and early arrival recommended. All the performances are free, but donations to Tangent are welcome at the door; and ordering some food and/or beverages would be the gracious thing to do, considering that you’ll be taking up table space at these fine establishments. For restaurant menus and contact information for making your reservations, visit the theater company’s website at www.tangent-arts.org. For more info, call (845) 230-7020.

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abandoned heritage of being the best seatof-the-pants transoceanic navigators the planet has ever known. That she happens to be a girl is incidental; but that makes her the coolest role model for girls that the Disney folks have yet produced. The feminist icing on this coconut cake is the grounding of the tale in Polynesian creation myths in which the Prime Mover is a goddess, Te Fiti. Restoring Te Fiti’s heart, a green stone talisman stolen by Maui long ago, is Moana’s mission. The theme of an ancient matriarchy is reinforced by the recurring inspirational presence of Gramma Tala, the selfdescribed “village crazy lady” who shares her granddaughter Moana’s spiritual connection with the sea. Portrayed by Rachel House, the Maori actress who was such a hoot in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, wise, gentle, flaky Gramma Tala upstages every other character every time she’s onscreen. She’s the fairy godmother that every adventurous girl deserves. When Tala’s not around, Moana gets assistance from the sea itself: a genderless presence, but very much a saucy character in its own right. Her obligatory comic sidekick is a ridiculous, witless, nonverbal chicken, thankfully free of the saccharine cutesiness of the talking, singing snowman in Frozen. Moana represents some headway in terms of paydown of karmic debt on Disney’s depiction of indigenous peoples as well. This time around, the studios took the time to research Pacific Island cultures in some depth, sending directors Ron Clements and John Musker on factfinding tours of Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti and

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MUSIC Paean to Pauline “Listening is not the same as hearing and hearing is not the same as listening”

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n 2011, on the occasion of her 80th birthday, Pauline Oliveros told Pitchfork, “I feel that students always learn more from each other than they do from their professor. They learn by doing.” The sentiment itself is not remarkable; its implied emphasis on (inter)action, attention and inclusivity above all other values is utterly consistent with what the composer, accordionist, educator, feminist and philosopher of sound had been saying (and demonstrating) throughout her long career as a leading independent voice in the American musical and cultural avant-garde. What is notable and vastly meaningful is that Pitchfork – that divisive, stimulating, smug and inarguably influential indie-rock and urban-pop webzine – was interviewing Oliveros to begin with. Pitchfork’s keen interest in Oliveros speaks to ascendancy of the 20 th American avant-garde in the world of pop, hip and youth. The methods, arguments and sounds of the last century’s experimentalists have been inching their way onto dancefloors, punk basements and do-it-yourself cultural manifestos for several decades, in the process elevating and authenticating the

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reputations and influence of Oliveros, Steve Reich, Morton Subotnick, John Cage, LaMonte Young and other unconventional 20th-century composers. It has been an unexpected validation for artists who were more often viewed as conceptual gadflies than as serious contributors to the canon: artists of outlandish daring, revolutionary simplicity and a global purview, for which they were often marginalized, dismissed and mocked in the worlds of serious and popular music. If many of the big names of musical experimentalism preferred a contentious, noisy, heterogenous and randomized sound, most of Oliveros’ best-known work embodies the other approach: meditative, dwelling, concordant and, in its own earthy way, lush. She was every bit as revolutionary as Cage in her efforts to strip serious music of its elitism, its many centuries of accumulated manners and expressive devices and its deeply ingrained gender inequality. And while both Oliveros and Cage urged audiences to “just listen” and just attend, Oliveros’ own product was uniquely soothing and immersive in a genre known for its assaults on consensus taste. Hers was a genuinely pleasant place to relearn the art of listening. It wasn’t always this way, however. Before arriving at what would be her mature voice, Pauline Oliveros entered early on into the world of radical experimentation and noise, working with synthesizers, electronic music and tape manipulation at the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the early ’60s, collaborating there with Subotnick and Ramon Sender. She was also an ardent free improviser, working with the likes of Terry Riley and Loren Rush. Over the next five decades, Oliveros would be a prolific composer, improviser, writer, academic and the founder of the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, holding distinguished posts at Mills College, the University of California at San Diego and most recently at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where her presence for more than a decade had much to do with RPI’s emergence as an international

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Pauline Oliveros worked with synthesizers, electronic music and tape manipulation at the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the early ’60s.

hotspot of experimental music and multimedia. Pauline Oliveros died in her home in Kingston on Thanksgiving Day, at the age of 84. By the next morning, this writer’s Facebook feed was overflowing with grief, remembrances and most of all thankfulness for her dynamic presence and agency in the cultural life of the midHudson Valley, for the many programs, venues and initiatives developed by the Deep Listening Institute. Between Basilica in Hudson, EMPAC in Troy and the wealth of musical and multimedia experimental programs in the art-rich riverside region of Beacon, our Valley has become a central node in the resurgence of interest in experimental art, and we have Pauline Oliveros’ gentle and instructive

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Composer, musician and teacher George Tsontakis at home, practicing the viola for a performance at the Olive Free Library on Saturday, December 3, as a member of the Highpoint Ensemble. Largely under Tsontakis’ guidance, the Olive Library has become a focal point for classical music in the Hudson Valley, including occasional Highpoint concerts and the Piano Plus series every spring.

By George The diverse repertoire of composer, teacher and violist George Tsontakis

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omposer George Tsontakis doesn’t have a website. Although most composers hope for the next commission, Tsontakis hopes that he doesn’t get one – at least, not too soon. So far in 2016 he has had a new piece, Sonnets, performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, both in Boston and at Tanglewood, which received standing ovations. Another new work, O Mikros, O Megas (“This Tiny World, This Enormous World”) received

nine performances by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, including one that opened the 92nd Street Y’s concert season. Tsontakis won the two biggest prizes in classical music composing: the Grawemeyer Award and the Charles Ives Living Award. Three of his concertos will soon come out on a recording by Naxos, the world’s best-selling classical label. They are performed by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and Tsontakis has to finish a new work for that orchestra in time for an April performance. And yet, right now he is sitting at home, practicing the viola for a performance of Schumann’s Quintet for Piano and Strings at the Olive Free Library on Saturday, December 3, as a member of the Highpoint Ensemble. Largely under Tsontakis’ guidance, the Olive Library has become a focal point for classical music in the Hudson Valley, including occasional Highpoint concerts and the Piano Plus series every spring. Why does Tsontakis return to the

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viola, which he played in his earlier days? “I think a composer has to stay connected to performing,” he says. “When composers get disconnected from playing, they lose that sense of practicality and, to a degree, spontaneity. All the great composers played. Even conducting doesn’t replace it.” Tsontakis isn’t retreating from the music world. Aside from his commissions and travels to be present at performances, he is teaches Composition at Bard College and actively promotes his students’ careers. But he has ended his long run of summers at the Aspen Music Festival to enjoy his home overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir, where he spends some of his time reclaimed from travels tending a small garden. “Like many musicians,” he says, “I had tendinitis and problems like that. When you’re an active player, your body takes a beating. I’m still doing physical therapy

because of stenosis of my neck. So I had mostly quit playing... but I missed it. There’s a visceral quality from playing with others that comes out in the music you write. Playing physicalizes music. So if you know what the physical problems are, you can learn to practice in a way that minimizes them, and that’s what I do.” Tsontakis also feels fortunate that the viola has been his primary instrument, because “the viola plays the inner voices and a composer learns a lot from that: being inside the harmonic mechanism. It’s usually the part nobody hears, but you get to know your audience better.” When Mozart played in ensembles, he also chose the viola. The Highpoint Ensemble’s next concert on December 3 at the Olive Free Library will include Mozart’s Trio in G, Schumann’s Piano Quintet and “some popular music arranged for strings.” In addition to Tsontakis, the players – all local residents – are pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa, violinists Stephen Starkman (a Juilliard classmate of Tsontakis) and Robert Murphy and cellist Ling Kwan. – Leslie Gerber

Tsontakis won the two biggest prizes in classical music composing: the Grawemeyer Award and the Charles Ives Living Award. Three of his concertos will soon come out on a Naxos recording

Highpoint Ensemble, Saturday, December 3, 4 p.m., $12, Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan; (845) 657-2482, www.olivefreelibrary.org.


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gardless of the age at which it was made. The Indonesian phenom Joey Alexander performs at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m. Reserved club seating costs $75. Standing-room general admission costs $45. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson. For more information, visit www.helsinkihudson.com. – John Burdick

Ars Choralis performs this weekend in Kingston, Woodstock

Ars Choralis presents a themed holiday performance, Welcome Yule: Peace in the Midst of War, on Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the Holy Cross Church in Kingston and on Sunday, December 4 at 4 p.m. at the Overlook United Methodist Church in Woodstock. Peace in the Midst of War tells the story of the Christmas Truce during the first World War that inspired soldiers to lay down their arms and befriend their enemy. Advance tickets cost $18 for adults or $9 for students, and are available at DIG in Saugerties, Mother Earth’s Storehouse in Kingston and the Golden Notebook and Catskill Art & Office Supply in Woodstock; or, for a dollar more, online at www.arschoralis.org. Tickets purchased at the gate cost $20 for adults or $10 for students aged 18 and under. The Holy Cross Church is located at 30 Pine Grove Avenue in Kingston. The Overlook United Methodist Church is located at 233 Tinker Street in Woodstock.

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MAUCHA ADNET BRINGS BOSSA NOVA TO SENATE GARAGE IN KINGSTON

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azzstock has been working to bring a world-class and diverse stream of contemporary global jazz to the Hudson Valley since 2011, using various venues and scoring some outsize bookings through its tireless efforts and connections in the world of serious jazz. On Saturday, December 3, Jazzstock bring its latest astonishing catch – vocalist Maucha Adnet & the Brazilian Trio – to its latest luminous venue, the Senate Garage at 4 North Front Street in the evermore-hopping streets of Uptown Kingston. Maucha’s talent was authenticated by a ten-year stint singing with the immortal Brazilian composer and musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. Given jazz’s historical obsession with bossa nova in general and the work of Jobim in particular, it would be hard to imagine a more compelling stamp of approval. The Brazilian Trio features Adnet’s core collaborator, the pianist Helio Alves, as well as bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. Tickets for this performance cost $35. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.jazzstock.com. – John Burdick

SUNY-Ulster hosts free December concerts, including Tuba Christmas SUNY-Ulster presents six concerts performed by students, music educators, faculty, staff and audience participants this holiday season. The Honors Recital on December 2 at 3 p.m. in the Quimby Theater features faculty-selected solo and chamber performances by students in the applied lesson program. Under the direction of Anastasia Solberg, SUNY-Ulster’s String Ensemble will perform its holiday concert on December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Quimby Theater. The SUNY-Ulster Chorus under the direction of Janet Gehres and SUNY-Ulster’s Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Greg Dinger perform on Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m., in the Quimby Theater. The SUNY-Ulster Community Band under the direction of Victor Izzo, Jr. joins members of the SUNY-Ulster Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Chris Earley on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Quimby Theater. Finally, SUNY-Ulster’s Tuba Christmas completes the holiday performances. It will be held on December 17 at the Ulster Savings Bank Community Conference Center on the Stone Ridge campus. The event is open to tuba and euphonium

describe any kid who is kinda good at something, like blues guitar and drum fundamentals. Thirteen-year-old Joey Alexander is a different story: a prodigy on a Mozartean or Mendelssohnian scale. He is a fully formed player and improvisor in piano jazz – the most physically and intellectually demanding of genres. The final measure of Alexander’s prodigiousness is that, at the end of the day, his age isn’t even the story; his exceptional music is, re-

The Music Program & Ethnomusicology at Bard College presents

A Balinese Gamelan Concert Featuring

The Sounds of Bali

Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8 pm Olin Auditorium Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

with

Hudson Valley Gamelan Orchestras Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana I Gusti Nyoman Darta Artistic Director I Nyoman Suadin

and Special Guest Artist

Performing Traditional & New Works for Balinese Gong Kebyar Ensembles Suggested Donation $10. Bard staff, students, faculty,and children 16 & under FREE of charge 845 688-7090 or 845 679-8624 On FaceBook: Hudson Valley Gamelans Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana at Bard College This concert is made possible in part by Bard College, Woodstock Chimes Fund and Ulster Publishing

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players of all ages who will perform traditional Christmas music from around the world. Participants register at noon, rehearse at 1 p.m. and perform at 3 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. For information, contact (845) 687-5262. SUNY-Ulster is located at 491 Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge.

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Foodstock at the Chance in Poughkeepsie on Saturday

Helsinki Hudson hosts Darol Anger holiday concert on Sunday

CONCERT Chris Trapper of the Push Stars

The Foodstock Fund is bringing its ninth annual Foodstock concert to the Chance in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, December 3 beginning at 5 p.m. In addition to being an eminently worthy cause – 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie and Dutchess Outreach – Foodstock is also a darn good and diverse evening of music. This year’s impressive lineup is headlined by the Push Stars, an adult alternative and WDST staple fronted by the talented singer/songwriter Chris Trapper. Also performing are Kristen Capolino, Sirsy, the Jason Gisser Band, the Adam Ezra Group and Snaphammer. Admission costs $20. Non-perishable food donations will also be accepted. To donate without attending the show, e-mail foodstockfund@gmail.com. More information is available at www.

Bluegrass legend Darol Anger’s fifth annual Keepin’-It-in-the-Fam Holiday Show takes over Club Helsinki in Hudson on Sunday, December 4 at 8 p.m. The acoustic music legend is joined by singer/songwriter Emy Phelps and an all-star cast of string musicians in a multigenerational musical experience focusing on the spirit of midwinter and the turning of the year. This year, Anger’s band features old friend, musical colleague and banjo genius Tony Trischka and many other special guests. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. For more information, visit www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.

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n Winter Lives, the venerable Kingston-based indie rock outfit Matt Pond PA sets a series of seasonally themed, bittersweet and imagistic vignettes to the band’s time-honored sound: a strictly insistent, multilayered jangle that resembles nothing so much as a culturally neutralized, pure extraction of Holiday Spirit, encompassing both its jubilation and its melancholy in one big lyrical ache. The opening track, “In Winter,” seems to begin in a recognizable present, the context a troubled relationship in a troubled time renewed by the forced retreat and intimacy that winter brings. By Track Two, “Glow,” nostalgic and introspective memory has taken the reins of the jangling sled. The rest of the record rolls out a dazzling and transportive chain of evocative musical memoir unhinged in time, keyed to and triggered by the natural world and cut with several short interstitial instrumentals that support the record’s profoundly consistent sense of period, place and occasion. Winter Lives, the bands 11th full-length release, is a powerful, conceptually unified effort. Matt Pond and his band kick off a short Northeast tour with a hometown show at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston on Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m. Americana singer/songwriter Caroline Reese and Kingston’s own J. K. Vanderbilt are set to open. Tickets cost $15. For tickets and more information, visit http:// mattpondpa.com. The Old Dutch Church is located at 272 Wall Street in Kingston. – John Burdick

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Rock ’n’ Roll Flea Market in Kingston on Sunday

America plays Bardavon this Saturday

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market fills 10,000 square feet at the Murphy Center in Midtown Kingston with vintage and new vinyl, posters, tee-shirts and every other legal commodity associated with rock ‘n’ roll. The event takes place on Sunday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 vendors from the area and from afar will be showing their wares. Deejay Eric Bruce will be supplying the music. The Murphy Center is located at 467 Broadway in Kingston, next to the RiteAid pharmacy. There is a $3 cover charge at the door, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Ulster County SPCA. Children aged 12 and under are admitted

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NIGHT SKY

How physics got weird Down the rabbit hole, Part 3

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his is a three-part exploration of how physics stepped away from the logical and into a world the late physicist Richard Feynman said “no one understands.” My specific focus is on how science turned away from “local realism”: the assumption that there’s a universe “out there” whose existence is independent of our observations of it. As part of that exploration, I’m looking at how and whether consciousness is intertwined with physical reality. The first week we saw how merely observing light and color or hearing sounds is a correlative event that intertwines nature with ourselves as observers. That was important, because if you think that a blue sky selfexists “out there” and would still be a blue sky if no one were looking, you’ve already overlooked the central role played by the animal brain/mind. Last week was Part Two, devoted to the advent of quantum theory and the famous Double Slit experiment, which for over a century has shown that “external reality” physically and predictably changes in a way that depends on the knowledge in our minds. Now let’s stick with quantum theory and one of its more bizarre predictions. The proof of this odd reality arrived only in 1997, and showed that Einstein was wrong when he dismissed “entanglement” as impossible because, as he put it, it would support the existence of some sort of “spooky action at a distance.” Its proof was so exciting that I made it the topic in my Discover Magazine page in July 1997 and in Astronomy Magazine two months later. Quantum theory has many bizarre (meaning non-intuitive) aspects that would make Alice feel right at home. For example, particles simultaneously exist and do not exist until someone takes a look at them. Other experiments prove that when you give an electron a choice of two ways to get through an experimental box, it arrives at the detector after having taken neither Path A nor Path B. It has also not somehow taken both paths, and not taken neither path (because when you block both, no electrons get through). Since these four represent the only possibilities we can imagine, the electron has managed to do something beyond the choices that common sense allows. Yet even by such bizarre standards, entanglement manages to go “boo!” In 1935, Einstein and two other physicists addressed a curious quantum prediction that particles created together (“entangled”) can somehow know what the other is doing. They argued that such simultaneous behavior must be caused by local effects, rather than some sort of “spooky action at a distance.” But recent experiments have shown that Einstein was wrong. First, a Geneva researcher named Nicholas Gisin created pairs of entangled photons in 1997 and sent them flying apart along optical fibers. When one encountered the researcher’s mirrors and was forced to make a random choice as to whether to go one way or the other, its entangled twin,

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fame with energy and good humor intact. Featuring founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, the band has continued to be a vibrant and popular live act. America performs at the Bardavon Theater in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Local favorites the Gold Hope Duo are set to open. Tickets for America range in price from $59 to $94. They can be purchased at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; and online via www. ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.bardavon.org.

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In 1935, Albert Einstein and two other physicists addressed a curious quantum prediction that particles created together (“entangled”) can somehow know what the other is doing. They argued that such simultaneous behavior must be caused by local effects, rather than some sort of “spooky action at a distance.” But recent experiments have shown that Einstein was wrong.

seven miles away, always instantaneously acted in unison. That photons, subatomic particles, even whole atoms can instantly “decide” how to be or act based on a distant object’s action is fascinating. But possibly the most remarkable concept to emerge from the experiment was the word “instantaneous.” We long believed that nothing can exceed the speed of light. Yet the twin’s reaction was not delayed by the amount of time in which light would have traversed those seven miles; it happened at least ten thousand times faster: the equipment’s testing limit. The echoed behavior was presumably simultaneous. This supports quantum theory’s assertion that an entangled particle knows what its twin is doing and instantly mimics its actions, even if the pair are separated by the breadth of the whole universe. This is so bizarre, it drove some physicists to a frantic search for loopholes. In 2001, National Institute of Standards and Technology researcher Dr. David Wineland eliminated the criticisms expressed by those who felt that the previous experiments introduced a bias by failing to detect enough of the particle-events. As reported in the journal Nature in 2001, Wineland used beryllium ions and a very high detector efficiency to observe a large-enough percentage of the in-sync events to seal the case. So this fantastic behavior is real. But how can a material object adopt physical properties simply because it’s being observed, and then instantly dictate how another must act or exist when they are separated by large distances? Striving to understand, I spoke with Wineland that year. His conclusion: “There really is some sort of spooky action at a distance.” Of course, as he knew, this explains nothing. So particles and photons – matter and energy – go from blurry, probabilistic, notquite-real “wave function” statistical entities to actual objects the moment we observe them. And then they transmit knowledge of their newly acquired state clear across the cosmos, causing their “twin” to assume complementary attributes instantly, in real time. Maybe that’s not what happens. Perhaps no entity “sends” information, nor does anything else receive it. Perhaps, instead, both simultaneously spring into existence when either area is observed. Still, our logic struggles to play catch-up. Among the implications: a) Neither space nor time actually exists; b) there’s a kind of unity to the Cosmos; and c) this “oneness” somehow includes our own consciousness. It all seems impossible, or at least anti-science. Next week we’ll sum it all up with the newest published evidence in a top physics journal, and look at the main takeaways. – Bob Berman Want to know more? To read Bob’s previous “Night Sky” columns, visit our Almanac Weekly website at HudsonValleyOne.com.

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Dec. 1-8 Let All the Children Boogie CD Where can one find 20 terrific David Bowie tunes with a twist, by great musicians we know and love, for a cause that we believe in? I’m talking about the new Let All the Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie album, with proceeds benefiting the It Gets Better Project, a worldwide movement to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth feel safe in the world, and to help make the world safe for them and for everyone. The entire album is like a Who’s Who of kindie rock, including talent who call the Hudson Valley home like David Bowie did. Dean Jones and Robert Burke Warren both produce and perform on the album, along with Rhett Miller (“Ziggy Stardust”), Tracy Bonham (“Lady Stardust”), Elizabeth Mitchell and Simi Stone (“Changes”), Gustafer Yellowgold (“Space Oddity”), Rachel Loshak (“Starman”) and many others, including teen Storey Littleton doing “Life on Mars?” with Marco Benevento. Twenty tracks of excellent, cool music, it’s the perfect gift for all ages, because they’re all familiar Bowie tunes, but each song is its own creative treat to discover; with the clever instrumentation and fresh vocals, you and your family will find yourselves

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Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson stages Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel I eat so many sweets this time of year that it seems somehow normal to me that Hansel and Gretel nibble on that witch’s candy house. You can give your kids a chance to see this classic story come to life this Friday, December 2 at 6 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal. This family performance is an abbreviated, semi-staged production of the Engelbert Humperdinck opera. Tickets cost a $10 suggested donation for

“Let the children lose it / Let the children use it / Let all the children boogie.” – David Bowie, “Starman”

ongoing struggle with the basement furnace? How about changing things up and seeing it performed live, with music? A Christmas Story Musical runs from Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 11 at the Woodstock Playhouse with all of your favorite scenes: the bunny suit, licking the flagpole, the leg lamp and more! Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $36 to $44. The Wo o d s t o c k Playhouse is located at 103 Mill Hill Road in DION OGUST | ALMANAC WEEKLY Woodstock. For tickets adults and are free for youth under or more information, call (845) 679-6900 or visit www.woodstockplayhouse.org/aage 18. Christ Church Episcopal is christmas-story-musical. located at 431 Union Street in Hudson. For more information, call (518) 822-1438 or visit http://hudsonoperaUlster Ballet dances house.org /2016/08/01/hansel-andgretel-december-2-6pm. A Christmas Carol

at UPAC Celebration of Lights Parade & Fireworks in Poughkeepsie Who has two thumbs and is part of a three-tree-lighting event this weekend? Why, it’s Santa! You and your family will be filled with holiday cheer at the Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks this Friday, December 2 in downtown Poughkeepsie. The parade begins 6:30 p.m. at Main and Garden Streets, with the first treelighting on Main Street, near Market Street. Next, Santa arrives on a firetruck for the tree-lighting at Dongan Square Park and 7:15 p.m. fireworks along the Poughkeepsie waterfront. Finally, the third tree-lighting takes place at the center of the Walkway over the Hudson. After the parade, head to the Bardavon Opera House for a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life at 8 p.m.; tickets cost $6 each. The Bardavon is located at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie. For more information, call (845) 473-2072 or visit www.bardavon.org/show/celebrationlights-parade-fireworks.

A Christmas Story Musical at Woodstock Playhouse Who better understands the fullness of desire and want than Ralphie Parker for the official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle? Do you watch A Christmas Story each year with your family? Or perhaps you relate more to the father’s

Don’t you just love exposing your kids to culture in a variety of ways? For example, if they say “Bah, humbug!” to A Christmas Carol in book or movie form, how about taking them to the ballet version instead? A Christmas Carol takes place at the Ulster Performing Arts Center this Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 3 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and UPAC members and $15 for children aged 12 and under or for groups of 10 or more. UPAC is located at 601 Broadway in Kingston. For tickets or more information, call (845) 339-6088 or visit www. bardavon.org/show/a-christmas-carol-3. To learn more about the production, visit http://ulsterballet.org/christmas.html. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

Winter Walk in Hudson For 20 years, Hudson has created a wonderland to kick off the winter holiday season, so you can imagine that the city is pretty good at it. We’re talking music with Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night, singers from the Canaan Chorale and the Orcapelicans, entertainment from St. Julian’s Juggling Troupe, a free performance of the Hansel and Gretel opera and much more! Come see what the Winter Walk is all about this Saturday, December 3! The Winter Walk takes place along Main Street in Hudson, as well as activities in nearby locations. For more information and a complete schedule, call (518) 822-

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Kingston Library presents Sounds like Science! If you have ever been concerned about shushing your child at the library, you will both have a blast at Sounds like Science! this Saturday, December 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kingston Library. Kids will learn about how sound is made; then, using simple materials, you will learn how to create a dinosaur roar, the Mad Scientist way! Enjoy experiments with speakers, magnets, a swinging sound tube and more! This program is geared for schoolaged children and is free and open to the public. The Kingston Library is located at 55 Franklin Street in Kingston. For more information, call (845) 331-0507, extension 7, or visit www.kingstonlibrary. org.

Victoria St. George reads from The Rainbow Book in New Paltz Local author Victoria St. George wrote The Rainbow Book, which has rhymes with colors like green; but where can you find it? Where can it be seen? I’ll give you a clue, you’ll be happy to count it among your best finds: Just show up this Saturday, December 3 at 3 p.m. at New Paltz’s Inquiring Minds! Okay, so maybe Victoria does a better job about rhyming than I do, and she’s even doing a rainbow pasta craft, too! The event is free; your kids will have a great time with you. Score a copy for your family, although seasonal gift-giving means more like buying a few! Inquiring Minds is located at 6 Church Street in New Paltz. For more information, call (845) 255-8300 or visit www.inquiringbooks.com. To learn more about the book, visit http:// bookstore.authorhouse.com/products/sku001116596/the-rainbow-book.aspx.

Sinterklaas in Rhinebeck You have heard about the Crowns & Branches workshops in Kingston and Rhinebeck, and you have heard about the Send-Off Celebration. Well, now it’s time for the highly anticipated big event! Sinterklaas Festival Day takes place this Saturday, December 3, beginning with a Bear Beauty Contest at Samuel’s and a Crowns & Branches workshop at the firehouse, and ends with the 6 p.m. Children’s Starlight Parade, followed by the 8 p.m. afterparty at the Liberty Lounge. Throughout the day, take part in activities such as storytelling, juggling, facepainting, puppets and…wow, so much incredible music from Dean Jones, Music by Maggie and more – and it’s all free! Sinterklaas takes place throughout the Village of Rhinebeck. For a complete schedule, parking information and a map, visit www.sinterklaashudsonvalley.com/ sinterklaas-festival-day-in-rhinebeck.

Rick Adam’s Shadowtales at SUNY-Dutchess Remember the era of filmstrips and movie projectors, and how amused we were making shadow puppets? Rediscover this endearing artform at Rick Adam’s Shadowtales at SUNYDutchess this Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. in the James & Betty Hall Theatre. This program is free and open to the public of all ages. Warning: You may be inspired to start cre-

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ating your own shadow stories. SUNY-Dutchess is located at 53 Pendell Road in Poughkeepsie. For more information, call (845) 431-8050 or visit www.sunydutchess.edu/studentlife/ studentactivities/famfest.html. To learn more about the performer, visit www. rickadam.info/pages/schools/shadowtales. html.

Half Moon Theatre performs A Christmas Carol at the CIA Charles Dickens wrote, “‘There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor,” which is perfect for describing Half Moon Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Geoff Tarson. The production takes place this Saturday, December 3 through Sunday, December 18 at the Culinary Institute of America’s Marriott Pavilion, with performances at 8 p.m. on Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Indulge in a dessert reception after the December 3 performance, or a cast talkback after the December 10 matinée, and pre-theater dining is available before the Saturday evening performances. This kind of outing is the perfect “experience” gift for your family or anyone who enjoys holiday fun. Tickets cost $18 to $50. The Culinary Institute of America is located at 1946 Campus Drive in Hyde Park. For tickets or more information, call (845) 235-9885 or visit www. halfmoontheatre.org/a-christmas-carol-1.

Winter Holiday Express stops in Poughkeepsie Maybe we adults understand that winter holidays are celebrated differently in cultures around the world, but how can we invite our children to explore these ideas? How about starting with Winter Holiday Express: The Magic of Different Cultures, happening this Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District? Magic Jim uses books found in libraries, audience participation and fun to learn about Kwanzaa, Diwali, the Solstice, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Christmas. This program is free and open to the public of all ages from kindergarten on. No registration is required. The Poughkeepsie Public Library District is located at 93 Market Street in Poughkeepsie. For more information, call (845) 485-3445 or visit http://poklib. org/winter-holiday-express-the-magic-of-

different-cultures. To learn more about the show, visit http://educationalproductions. com/programs/winter-holiday-express.

West Point Holiday Show at Eisenhower Hall We are located so close to West Point, how about taking in a free daytime holiday performance with your crew? The West Point Holiday Show takes place this Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 at 1 p.m. at Eisenhower Hall. The show is free and suitable for all ages, and no tickets are required; just bring identification for entry onto the West Point campus. You’ll hear festive holiday arrangements, and Santa will arrive at the end! For more information, parking details, directions and more, call (845) 938-2445 or visit http://militaryacademyband. army.mil/west-point-holiday.html. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

“Construction & Christmas Cookies” at Hyde Park’s Vanderbilt Mansion You are giving so much of yourself this season; how about being on the receiving end for a change? And you’ll even be a little richer for it! “Construction and Christmas Cookies” takes place this Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Learn about 2017 restoration projects, get free admission to the mansion, refreshments and a 20 percent discount in the museum shop. The Vanderbilt Mansion is located at 119 Vanderbilt Park Road in Hyde Park. For more information, call (845) 229-7770 or visit www.nps.gov/vama/planyourvisit/ event-details.htm?event=504F29ED1DD8-B71B-0BCB11985770E830.

Scavenger hunt tours at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie There’s more to Samuel Morse than just code like “...---...” (SOS), so take a history break and race your kids to find the antique toys at Morse’s former home, the Locust Grove Estate. Scavenger hunt Open House tours take place on Sundays between 12 noon and 4 p.m. from December 4

through 18, and daily between 10:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. from December 26 through 31. Tickets cost $11 for adults, $6 for kids. The Locust Grove Estate is located at 2683 South Road in Poughkeepsie. For more information, call (845) 454-4500 or visit www.lgny.org.

Caroling at nursing home in New Paltz Come one, come all, all ages, all voice types (including non-tune-carrying folk), and join Hudson Valley Parents. com for our annual caroling fun on Sunday, December 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Mountain View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. You love to spread good cheer, you love to do fun holiday activities with your babies/kids and you love free! Caroling books, Santa hats and handheld percussion instruments will be available to use, and festive clothing is encouraged. The Mountain View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is located at 1 Jansen Road in New Paltz. For more information, call (845) 255-5896 or e-mail erica@chasal.net. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

Gingerbread house workshop at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Have little ones and feel overwhelmed about holiday traditions? Would you consider a gingerbread house activity if you didn’t have to bake the walls or clean up afterwards? Because on Wednesday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the MidHudson Children’s Museum presents “Making Masterpieces: Gingerbread House Decorating.” Each kit includes gingerbread house elements such as cookie walls, icing and candy, not to mention fantastic photos and memories. The cost is $25 per kit, and registration is required. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is located at 75 North Water Street in Poughkeepsie. For more information or to register, call (845) 471-0589 or visit http:// mhcm.org/event/making-masterpiecesgingerbread-house-decorating. – Erica Chase-Salerno Erica Chase-Salerno is boogieing to Let All the Children Boogie! She can be reached at kidsalmanac@ulsterpublishing.com.

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THE FARM’S OWNER AT THE TIME OF THE RAID was a retired New York City policeman, which likely played a part in his not receiving any jail time for harboring Dutch’s distillery.

Unburied treasure Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm in Pine Plains preserves Prohibition history

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Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm (above) opened to the public in July. A three-story, 12,000-square-foot Dutch barn has been built around the entrance to one of the original tunnels, which can be viewed inside on a tour. The barn houses a bar and tasting room on the main floor, featuring craft beverages made by more than 75 New York State-based producers, and a farm market on the top floor sells New York State artisanal food products: honeys, jams, syrups, sauces, pastas, grains and the like. Dutch’s Spirits’ signature product is New York Sugar Wash Moonshine (above left), a handcrafted tribute to Schultz’s hooch made in small batches with aroma notes of cut grass and butterscotch.

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December 1, 2016 than 75 New York State-based producers, and a farm market on the top floor sells New York State artisanal food products: honeys, jams, syrups, sauces, pastas, grains and the like. And a new distillery being built in the footprint of the original bunkhouse site is nearing completion. While it’s not currently operational, visitors can see all the equipment used in the distilling process. The original stills and boilers were destroyed in the 1932 FBI raid, but some peripheral things were left untouched, including air vents and bottle-holders. “Right now people can visit one very big bunker where the bulk of the operations were – big enough to hold 200 people – and look into the entrances to various tunnels throughout the property,” says company CEO Lydia Higginson. “For liability issues, I don’t believe we’ll ever be able to take people into the tunnels, but the bunker has been reinforced and is safe.” The farm’s owner at the time of the raid was a retired New York City policeman, which likely played a part in his not receiving any jail time for harboring Dutch’s distillery. He reverted the property back to its turkey-farm origins and then sold the land to a German group who ran an “old-age commune” at the site, which didn’t last. The property was then used as a guest house and retreat, later a slaughterhouse, and finally, in 1969, was purchased by Janet and Charles Adams. The farm was in the Adams family since 1969. Alex’s grandfather, Charles, knew full well what was underground when he purchased the property with his wife, Janet. As a young man, Charles had worked at Harvest Homestead Farm during Prohibition as a “potato harvester” at the distillery. The site was recently added to the New York State Archaeological Inventory as a “Bootleg Era Bunker Complex,” and the state Historic Preservation Office has included it on the New York and national Registers of Historic Places. Care has been taken to preserve the surrounding farm and wetlands, as well as the remains of the original distillery site. The tunnels and bunkers under the Pine Plains farm were largely forgotten for decades after the raid that closed the distillery down, until 2008, when passage of state legislation made it feasible for farm breweries and distilleries to conduct artisanal beverage businesses. Friends Ariel Schlein and Alex Adams co-founded Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm in 2010. Dutch’s Spirits produces its own line of products. Currently they’re made at facilities elsewhere in the state, but the long-term plan is to become a selfsustaining farm specializing in smallbatch artisanal handcrafted spirits made

on-site using farm-sourced ingredients. The variety of uniquely flavored cocktail bitters includes a blend called ProhiBitters, made with licorice, hibiscus, ginger root and coriander. Boomtown Bitters combines sarsaparilla and wintergreen. A do-it-yourself tonic kit allows m a k i n g o n e’s own tonic water using all-natural ingredients, and the handcrafted peach brandy is made with stategrown peaches in traditional 19th-century style. Each bottle is hand-labeled and numbered. D u t c h’s Spirits’ signature product is New York Sugar Wash Moonshine, a handcrafted tribute to Schultz’s hooch made in small batches with aroma notes of cut grass and butterscotch. The Sugar Wash Moonshine has been on the market for four years, selling well enough that it has been sold out lately, the demand for it surpassing the capability to produce it. “We’ll be ready to release it again,” says Higginson, “along with our bourbon [made with corn from the farm] that’s been aging for two years in barrels.” Higginson, formerly a director and vice president of Dutchess Tourism, says that interest in visiting the historic site has already surpassed their expectations. On opening day, they expected perhaps 100 to 150 visitors, but 600 showed up. (Fortunately parking on the 400-acre site is not an issue.) She is currently in the process of refining and expanding the distillery tours. Next year, the cost will likely rise a bit; but for the time being, $1 buys the visitor a tour and three samples of craft beverages in the tasting room (the maximum allowed by law under their current licensing). All of the products sampled can be purchased in the storefront on-site. Next spring, the plan is to open a café offering sandwiches and wraps, and a restaurant is planned for the future. The site will be open to visitors on weekends through the fall and winter (weather permitting). – Sharyn Flanagan

When federal agents raided the farm in 1932, they found a vast network of interconnected concrete tunnels designed for quick exits, along with holding tanks and underground bunkers

Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm, 98 Ryan Road, Pine Plains; (518) 398-1022, www.dutchsspirits.com. On Saturday, December 17, there will be MidHudson Etsy Makers Pop-Up Boutique at Dutch's Spirits from noon until 5 p.m.

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Mills Mansion hosts Gilded Age Christmas, Holiday Whodunit They didn’t call the end of the 19 th century the Gilded Age for nothing. You can get your fill of o l d fashioned s h i n y opulence at “A Gilded A g e Christmas,” a festive evening in the fully decorated mansion featuring costumed guides, music and gift-shopping at the Mills Mansion at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site. It happens on Friday, December 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. If you’ve got kids in tow, wired to the exploding point with anticipation for Santa, Staatsburgh is also providing Sunday programming with curious youngsters in mind during the weekends leading up to Christmas. It’s called the “Holiday Whodunit,” and happens from 1 to 4 p.m. on December 4, 11 and 18. Children are asked to become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help them figure out who done it. For more information about holiday programming at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site, call (845) 889-8851 or visit http://parks.ny.gov/events/event-results. aspx?hs=25.

Catskill Fiber Celebration For a bonanza conglomeration of outstanding fiber arts, created with love and expertise by local artisans, you need go no further than the Woodstock Firehouse on Zena Road this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 17th annual Catskill Fiber Celebration will feature juried works for show and sale, along with demonstrations of various fiber techniques including weaving, rughooking, spinning and dancing. Well, maybe not that last thing. But shoppers will want to dance through the firehouse to see the hundreds of unique and unusual handmade gifts. Twenty-four fiber artists are offering their wares produced using every technique imaginable: knitting, crocheting, quilting, felting, stitching, braiding and hooking. Mountain Yarns of Margaretville will set up shop to sell supplies, should shoppers get inspired to do their own work. Snacks and drinks will be served to fortify the crowd. – Ann Hutton Catskill Fiber Celebration, December 1-3, Friday 3-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free, Woodstock Firehouse, 443 Zena Road, Woodstock; (845) 750-9295, http://bit. ly/2ghPRyG.

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Hopeful harvest Westwind Orchard in Accord stayed busy – even in a year without an apple crop

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visited Westwind Orchard late one day when the sky was sunshot through with roiling white and gray clouds. I could hear thunder far away. The air was thick with the sweet, fresh aroma of a farm. It was “farmish”: my new adjective evoking all things fecund, organic in the full biological sense. When I got home, I looked up the Italian word for “heaven.” There’s paradiso and cielo. I prefer the second, but they both describe Fabio and Laura Chizzola’s beautiful orchard and farm on Lower Whitfield Road in Accord. Westwind Orchard is a certified organic operation, which includes apples, raspberries, pumpkins and various other produce grown on the 33-acre property. The Chizzolas also keep bees and sell honey products, art from local artisans, maple syrup, jams, applesauce, cider vinegars, herbal health and beauty products and other non-local fair-trade items. They raise chickens for eggs and have added a wood-fired pizza oven next to the small farmstand. And they have

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planted more trees: pears, plums, cherries, pawpaws. The couple bought the abandoned apple orchard back in 2002, when they were still both working and living in the City. Accord was their weekend getaway, their quiet home in the country. Fabio, a photographer, and Laura, a stylist, figured that they would hire someone to reinvigorate the trees and tend to the land. “We looked for someone who would do the work and take whatever apples and vegetables he wanted to grow. That farmer was nowhere to be found. So, I was the crazy one to buy it; then I met Mike – who is first a really good friend, and my consultant for the orchard.” Mike Biltonen, who now lives in the Finger Lakes region, made his home in the vicinity of Kerhonkson for about nine years. “I spent the vast majority of my time as a grower. I’ve been consulting for four years now. I have a history here; I know all the growers, I know the terrain. My client base at this point is all the way from eastern Long Island to Connecticut to the Hudson Valley to central New York.” With an educational background

in horticulture, the pomologist works with production issues – integrated pest management, whether it’s organic, holistic, biodynamic – and also a variety of things such as cider projects. When I ask Fabio if he originally had the idea to reestablish the farm as a viable food production endeavor, whether he even had an inkling that bringing the orchard back to life was possible, he says, “The only indication I had when I bought was the smell of the basement of the stone house that reminded me of Italy. It was musty, and there was some kind of wine feeling in there. I thought, ‘Mmm, this reminds me of where I grew up.’ “[Farming] was not my first job, but I started to prune one tree, then five, ten, 15. In 13 seasons, little by little – it opened my mind in an amazing way, especially the beekeeping. We have 24 hives. Now farming is my primary job.” Asked how it “opened his mind,” he says, “Think about

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good friends. “The common denominator is: Stay small, give quality, don’t oversize or go too big, because you cannot take care of it. We’re going to stick with this land and, respecting it, get as much as we can out of it. We do cover crops, rotating crops, and whatever produce we don’t use goes to the chickens and pigs. We are trying to use that philosophy.” On one of the last days of the harvest season, Laura Chizzola gazes around the grounds. A group of kids carve pumpkins while others play in a large open shed filled with ping-pong and Foosball tables. People are scattered around on blankets or sitting at picnic tables near large kettle fires. The pizza oven was going full-tilt.

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Although the Chizzolas lost their apple crop last spring when a hard frost killed the blossoms, Laura talks about the outpouring of good will from the community. “We’ve been grateful for everyone who has come out anyway. Even with no apples to pick, people come here. They are so thoughtful. Instead of being angry about it, they’ve been so warm. The raspberries and pumpkins, squash, onions and garlic, kale – everything else has done really well. Laura grew up in a farming family in Italy. “I came here when I was four from

many generations of farmers – including my mother, who is a butcher. They had their own farm, butcher shop, cantina; and they made their own wine as well... Food is part of our Italian culture and family. Food equates with love in many ways. It’s actually better than a diamond ring. That’s where our values sit.” – Ann Hutton Westwind Orchard, 215 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord; (845) 626-0659. To order from their online store, visit http://westwindorchard.com.


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GARDENER’S NOTEBOOK

Escarole on a roll Endive harvest is worth the long wait

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inally, I’m harvesting endive from the garden – just as planned when I settled seeds into mini-furrows in a seedflat back in July. After leaves unfolded on the seedlings, I gently lifted them up and out of their seedflat, helping them up with a spatula slid beneath their roots, and into individual cells in a GrowEase Seed Starter. Also as planned, a bed in the vegetable garden was freed up from harvested sweet corn in early September. After removing cornstalks and slathering an inch of compost on top of the bed, the endive plants were snuggled in, two rows down the three-foot-wide bed, with one foot between the plants in each row. In October, I laid row cover over the plants, plus a tunnel of clear plastic film supported by hoops, to protect plants from the bitterest cold. Endive harvest could have begun earlier. But there was no need to, with so much other fresh salad fixings in the garden. And cold weather helps bring out the best in endive, anyway. The inner leaves, partially blanched as they folded in among themselves from close planting, are now especially sweet, succulent, tender and tasty.

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Just to be clear on the identity of my endive, it’s botanically Cichorium endivia var. latifolia, also called escarole, broad-leaved endive or Batavian endive. Besides being delicious fresh, it’s a key ingredient in the classic Italian white bean and endive soup. I used to also grow another endive, C. endivia var. crispum, also called curly endive or frisée. It’s very similar, except for frilly leaves. In my experience, it’s less succulent and more easily damaged by cold. We’re not yet finished with “endives.” There’s also Cichorium intybus, also known as Belgian endive or witloof chicory, with small heads that are torpedo-shaped and pale green or white. More machinations are needed to grow this Belgian endive, beginning with sowing in spring and waiting the whole season for a large taproot to develop. At season’s end, the roots are dug up, trimmed to a foot or so long, then packed together upright in boxes of

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Just to be clear on the identity of Lee's endive, it’s botanically Cichorium endivia var. latifolia, also called escarole, broad-leaved endive or Batavian endive. Besides being delicious fresh, it’s a key ingredient in the classic Italian white bean and endive soup.

loose potting soil, sawdust or anything else that will hold moisture. The roots resprout, and the goal is to keep the developing heads in the dark, either by putting a few-inch depth of sawdust or sand over the roots or by keeping the whole box in darkness. Too much trouble for me – plus very little flavor. (Also, mine weren’t all that successful.) Speaking of pale leaves, I’m happy that my asparagus’ leaves yellowed a couple of weeks ago. The plants had been growing vigorously all season since harvest ended in July, the green stems and leaves gathering sunlight to pump energy down to the roots, to store and then fuel next year’s growth of the young spears. Finally, the plants yellowed as what nutrients were still left in the stems and leaves headed downward, to the roots. My short-bladed brush scythe was the perfect tool to make quick work of the plants: a fluffy addition to the compost pile. After July, germinating and growing weeds became too hard to reach and root out among the six-foot-high forest of feathery stalks. With the asparagus shoots and leaves cleared away, I was recently able get into that bed for a final weeding. The two-inch-deep mulch of leaf mold I spread after weeding will slow weeds down next year, conserve soil moisture and feed soil microbes – and, in turn, the asparagus plants, for what I predict will be a bountiful harvest. – 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.

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6:30am-8am Mysore Ashtanga Practice. Intended to help you build a personal, self-led practice. A teacher is on hand to guide you along. Meets every Mon-Thur, 6:30-8am. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, woodstockyogacenter.com. 8am-9am Senior Feel Good Aerobics with Diane Collelo. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 8:30am-9:30am Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a

week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-5906, jan@kagyu.org. 9am-9:50am 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. $8. 9am-11:15am New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rt 32, New Paltz. HudsonValleyParents.com. 9:30am-5pm Second Annual Mitten Tree Clothing Drive for Family of Ellenville. Please bring a new or gently used pair of mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, scarves and socks to their farm, to decorate living trees until they are passed on to community members through Family of Ellen-

ville. The farm also offers ten varieties of trees, both fresh-cut and cut-your-own and is open 9:30am on weekdays, 8am Saturday and Sunday, and closes at sunset. Bell’s Christmas Trees, 647 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord. Info: 845-389-5144, paulakbell@aol.com. 9:30am-10:30am 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. Woodstock Town Hall. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 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. 10am-11am Women’s Yoga with Cory Smith. A variation of Gentle Yoga, this is a sacred space for women to deepen their spiritual practice while enhancing their health and well-being. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $8. 10am-11:30am Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston. Info: 845 679-6250. $12 for one or $22 for two. 10am-2pm Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads. Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Drop in any time between 10am & 2pm! Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845 757-3771, tivolilibrary.org. $1 suggested donation. 10am Reformed Church of Saugerties’ Adult Bible Study. Ongoing, every Thursday at 10 am. Current study: Book of Jeremiah. Everyone is welcome. Contact Lecia Siebeking for more information 845 246-5975. Reformed Church of Saugerties, Parish Hall, Saugerties. 12pm-6pm Holiday Open House Sale. Offering dress hats for Men, Women and Children - Factory Tours and Demonstrations available. Kingston Hat Factory, 309 Fair Street, Kingston, NY. Info: 845-331-0131, alberto@caroleamper. com, hudsonvalleyhatter.com. 12pm-4pm A Gilded Age Christmas. Featuring lavish decorations and children’s programs, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations are done in turn-of-the-century style, recreating the atmosphere of holidays long-ago in one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley. Touring hours will be Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm (last entry at 3:30pm). Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion, Old Post Rd, Staatsburg. Info: 845-889-8851, nysparks. com/. $8/adults, $6/srs, free/12 & under.

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1pm-4pm Sketch Class. A traditional sketch class (drawing the figure) format of numerous poses which will lengthen in duration as determined by the monitor. $50/4 consecutive classes. Thursdays through Dec. 4. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 NY-212, Woodstock. woodstockshcoolofart.org. $20/class, $50/four consecutive classes. 2pm-5pm Nativity Scenes Display at Mariapolis Luminosa. Visit over 200 nativity scenes from around the world and enjoy Mariapolis Luminosa. Admission free, suggested donation $5. Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare Movement, 200 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park. Info: luminosa.office@gmail. com, focolare.org/mariapolisluminosa. 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. Info: 845 246-4317, 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.

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Song of the ‘swamp’ The Vly’s Dutch history lives on in Lucy Van Sickle's book

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he Town of Marbletown in Ulster County encompasses the hamlets of Cottekill, High Falls, Kripplebush, Lapla, Lomontville, Lyonsville, Marbletown, Stone Ridge and Vly-Atwood: one-time centers of community and agricultural commerce in a region that was populated by Dutch immigrants. The area was, in fact, called “New Netherland” in the 17th century. Many of the roads and remaining properties still carry the names of those first European families. The Oesterhoudts, the Roosas, the Kroms and Van Wagenens were a few of the stalwart and industrious farming families who came and stayed for generations. Vly-Atwood, known hereabouts as “the Vly,” was a hamlet where people attended school and church, and gathered for social congress. Named from the Middle Dutch word vley or valeye, meaning valley or swamp, the Vly is actually situated in an upland area of the Town of Marbletown, above the buried aqueduct that takes water from the Ashokan Reservoir to New York City, and the Esopus Creek, which flows through a narrow canyon below. The hamlet no longer has a schoolhouse or post office. But the Vly-Atwood Firehouse continues to serve the homes scattered up on the hill and down the side roads along Route 213. When the infrequent wail of a siren clatters off the hillside, you’re reminded how tightly-knit a community it is. Emergency service volunteers and professionals alike make it their business to know the locals, where they live and how their needs can be met. This is true for most of the villages in the area. Lucy Van Sickle, whose in-laws comprise one of the area's oldest families and who is assistant chief for the Marbletown Fire Company, compiled photos and anecdotes about the Vly and all the hamlets in the Town of Marbletown. Published in 2008 by Arcadia Publishing, Van Sickle’s Images of America: Marbletown is a treasure trove of incidental images of the places and people who lived here in the past. Gathering vintage photographs and stories from local residents and historical societies, she documented the rich and lively communal structure that throve for more than two centuries in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. I met with her in the Marbletown Firehouse to ask about the project. “My father-in-law, George Van Sickle, was actually the treasure trove. He used to live right across the street,” she told me. “He passed away a year ago. He used to do people’s genealogy. He had a house full of Indian artifacts: trade beads, arrowheads. Some are going to the State Museum and some to SUNY-New Paltz. He helped me with quite a few pictures for the book. My mother-in-law was related to the Krums. We’re all related.” She points at photos and indicates different notable homes, such as the Sally Tack Inn and the Roosa homestead in Stone Ridge. “The building we’re in now was the old stone schoolhouse.” Mentioning a nearby stone house that was renovated by a new owner, she speculates on how much the project cost – maybe millions. “It’s beautiful inside. If you’re going to restore something, you should do it right. These people did it right. They researched and actually restored it with old materials. Me, I could only afford ‘new restoration’ to make it look old. But if you’re going to do it right, you search out old materials. Some of the nails to replace in the floor joists were $3 apiece!” Manufacturing such items is a lost art, she says. “That’s why I wanted to do the book. My friend Deana Becker did the Hurley book [for Arcadia]. Her concern was that all these pictures were sitting in different people’s houses. No one is seeing them. And once those people die, they’re lost.” She laments the fact that many young people are not intrigued with the history of the region. But there are individuals like her father-in-law who have collected things. “I was lucky that a lot of pictures were given to me by Eddie Croswell [of Croswell Enterprises], and Eric Fedde has tons of picture of the Vly. He’s the local historian up there.” Van Sickle, who has been a high school nurse for 26 years, mentions special archives in the attic of the Stone Ridge Library and a group in Hurley that does genealogical research for individuals. The project taught her a lot. “It took a good

4pm Free Fitness Class. Drop in for a workout on Mondays at 4:30 pm & 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. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-4317, saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 4:30pm-5:30pm Meditation Support Group. Meets every Thursday at Mirabai. No pre-registration required. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $10. 5pm-6pm Sacred Movement and Alignment with Clyde Forth. We will work with postural alignments and their relationship to expressive movement and balance to build strength and increase mobility. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 5:15pm Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 5:30pm-8:30pm Movie Night With WWII Navy Veteran. Movie Night with WWII Navy Veteran & Emeritus Professor of Psychology Howard M. Cohen, PhD, ABPP, SUNY New Paltz. There will be a screening of “The Caine Mutiny” with a discussion

The Vly Post Office served its community from 1899 until 1917. Aaron Bush was the postmaster, and he also ran a store from his residence on Mill Road (near intersection with Buck Road). (Photo courtesy of Eric Fedde in Lucy Van Sickle's Images of America: Marbletown)

Thomas and Anna Olson (affectionately known locally as Nanny and Pop) purchased this Vly property in 1910 and ran the Spring Creek Farm boardinghouse there until Thomas' death in 1954. It then became a small bar called the Page One Chateau throughout the 1960s, followed by its incarnation as the Fertile Earth Farm in the 1970s. A fire destroyed the main house in the late 1970s, and now the site, which includes a new house, is known as Goose Pond. (Photo courtesy of Eric Fedde in Lucy Van Sickle's Images of America: Marbletown)

year-and-a-half from start to finish, gathering info from everybody.” The photographs evoke great curiosity, like, “Why didn’t people smile for the camera?” “Look how stoic she is,” Van Sickle says about a farm wife. “When someone died, they used to take a picture – in the coffin, or some were even posed sitting up. The library was very helpful with fact-checking. And the people who gave me pictures – they had details, stuff written on the back, which you could tell was there from the time the picture was taken.” Since the publication of Van Sickle’s Marbletown eight years ago, the region has gone through some changes. The Hasbrouck House has new owners and recently underwent renovation. The Widow Davis Tavern is being restored. There are now two traffic lights in Stone Ridge. Historic homes and commercial properties have been tastefully upgraded to please the influx of contemporary “settlers” moving up from the City. Yet the feeling of bucolic tranquility remains. You can buy fresh corn at the Davenport family’s farmstand. You can meet up with friends and neighbors and talk about what books you scored at the library fair. You can almost imagine a horse and buggy coming up the hill on Tongore Road near Marbletown Park, where new young families play. – Ann Hutton Images of America: Marbletown, www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9780738556833.

to follow. Refreshments will be provided. SUNY New Paltz/Coykendall Science Building, New Paltz. Info: 845-257-3124, verdile@newpaltz.edu.

potential dangers, for youth, in the digital world. SUNY Ulster Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-340-3927, Ulster.SafeHarbour@gmail.com.

5:30pm The Fugitive Justice and the Abolition of the Master/Slave Girl Dialectic Lecture. As part of the “Centering the Lives of Black Women and Girls” series, Jasmine Syedullah will discuss the writings of Harriet Jacobs. Villard Room of Main Building at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-4375370, vassar.edu/news/announcements/20162017/161103-centering-the-lives-of-black-women. html.

6pm-8pm Local History Speaker Series: The Hudson Residence of Charles C. Alger and His Patronage of Architect Alexander Jackson Davis, by Walter G. Ritchie, Jr. Free admission. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street, Hudson. Info: 518-828-1792, brenda.shufelt@ hudsonarealibrary.org, hudsonarealibrary.org/.

5:30pm-7:30pm “Sunset Sensations” Wine and Food Series. Anthony Moustakas of Gourmet to Go. Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. Resv suggested. Locus Grove Mansion Lawn, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-454-4500, lgny.org. $32/$35 at the door. 6pm-10pm Holiday Shopping Boutique. Twentysix plus vendors selling everything from jewelry to kitchen cookware, spices to skincare, cosmetics to kids’ clothes and more. Not all vendors accept credit cards. Congregation Emanuel, 243 Albany Ave, Kingston. Info: 845-338-4271x101, templeemanuel@hvc.rr.com, ucjf.org. $10. 6pm-8:30pm Internet Awareness: Tools for Keeping Youth Safe in Cyberspace. This event will equip attendees with an understanding of the

6pm-8pm First Thursday Singer Songwriter Series. Hosted by Maureen and Don Black. Featuring Amy Soucy, Vince Sauter, and Kevin and Carol Becker with Rich Keyes and John Martucci to the Cafe stage. High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Road, High Falls. Info: 845-687-2699, highfallscafe@earthlink.net, highfallscafe.com. Pass the hat. 6pm-7:30pm Level I-II Yoga with Jory Serota. Taught in the Iyengar style and aimed at those with some experience in, or desire to learn, Iyengar Yoga. Basic postures are refined. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-6798700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 6pm-7pm Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Ongoing. Free and open to the public. Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale. Info: 845 658-8556, skylake.shambhala.org. 6pm Tasty Tunes Open Mic. Each musician

gets to perform 2 songs or 10 minutes (whichever comes first) of family friendly music. Meets every Thursday night at 6pm. Sign up for musicians begins at 6pm. Show starts at 6:30pm. Taste Budd’s Cafe, 40 West Market St, Red Hook. 6pm First Thursday Book Club. Ongoing. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845 688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org/. 6:15pm Pilates Equipment Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 6:30pm-8pm Crystal and Planetary Attunement Circle with astrologer Mary Vukovic. First Thursday of every month. Every month they discuss topics such as crystal allies, current astrological placements and subjects related to the ascension process. Feel free to bring along your personal crystal totems to be charged during group meditation. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $10. 6:30pm In Cold Blood: True Crime, An America Genre. This is the fifth session of a six-part discussion series sponsored by The New York Council for the Humanities and the Woodstock Library (last session 12/08). Led by author Sheila Isenberg, the series will focus on true crime writing, a sometimes under-respected genre of American writing. Texts In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


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and True Crime: An American Anthology ed. Harold Schechter will be supplied by the library. Call 845-679-2213 or email info@woodstock. org Registration required. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. 6:30pm-8:30pm Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night: ANIME Bleach: Hell Verse, 2010. Directed by Noriyuki Abe. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-8811, GKnoodles.com. 7pm Free Legal Clinic. Led by Michael Sussman, Esq. at 7pm. Call Geri Prescott, at 845-294-3991 to schedule an appointment! Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: nola.desalt@ yahoo.com. 7pm-8:30pm Ortho-Bionomy Self Care with Samuel Claiborne. Explore ortho-Bionomy, a healing modality based on moving into a pattern so that the proprioceptive system can release it. Free admission. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge. Info: info@rvhhc. org, rvhhc.org. 7pm Ulster County Department of Planning Public Information Meeting. Ulster County is planning to construct an 11.5-mile recreational trail along the northern edge of the Ashokan Reservoir between West Hurley and Boiceville. The Ashokan Rail Trail project is currently in the preliminary design and environmental review phase. Details of the site investigations and engineering proposals to date will be presented and discussed. Public comments and questions on the proposed project will be welcomed following the presentation. Onteora High School/Middle School Auditorium, 4166 Route 28, Boiceville. Info: 845-340-3340, planning@co.ulster.ny.us. 7pm-10:30pm Miss Myrtle’s Sideshow. A variety show featuring the cast members of the house teams Alter EgoZ, Granny’s Moustache & Bazooka Trampoline. Stand-up comedy, sketch, storytelling, music and improv. BSP Lounge, 323 Wall Street, Kingston. hudsonvalleyimprov.com. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Main Stage: Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Trio. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7pm-11pm A Not Too OPEN MIC! Hosted by Ras T Asheber. Calling ALL Rappers, Poets, Story Tellers, Actors, Comedians, Singers and Players of Instruments, Every Thursday night, 8pm - 11pm. Artists sign up 7pm - 8pm. For info call/text 212-920-1221 or email showtime@gothamcitywork.com. No cover. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, thelodgewoodstockny@gmail.com, thelodgewoodstock.com/. 7pm-8pm Gardiner Library Knitting Group. Sit and knit. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. http://gardinerlibrary.org. 7:30pm-10:30pm Astronomy Night. Sponsored By: Department of Physics and Astronomy. 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. Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. SUNY John R. Kirk Planetarium / Smolen Observatory, Coykendall Science Building, New Paltz. Info: 845-257-3818, pandyar@ newpaltz.edu. 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. Free, $5 donation welcome. All proceeds go directly to FOW. Ongoing. Family of Woodstock, 39 John St, Kingston. Info: 845 706-2183. 7:30pm Reading, Meditation & Discussion. Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center, 1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper. Info: 845 679-8322, info@ matagiri.org. 8:30pm Bluegrass Clubhouse. Featuring Brian Hollander,Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, & Eric Weissberg. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-3484. 10pm Live @ The Falcon Underground: Frank Carillo & The Bandoleros. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com.

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7:45am-8:45am Low-Cost Dental Clinic. TARA now offers low-cost dental cleanings for those in need. This service is for previously spayed/ neutered dogs and cats only. TARA (The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown, NY. Info: 845-343-1000, info@taraspayneuter.org, tara-spayneuter.org. 9am-3pm 11th Annual Holiday Fair. Sponsored by Katsbaan Ladies Aid. Offering a huge assortment of Theme Gift Baskets plus lots of holiday items! Something for everyone! Katsbaan Reformed Church, 1801 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties. Info: 518-943-9223, owlsridge@ hotmail.com. 9:30am-5pm Second Annual Mitten Tree Clothing Drive for Family of Ellenville. Please bring a new or gently used pair of mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, scarves and socks to their farm, to decorate living trees until they are passed on to community members through Family of Ellen-

ville. The farm also offers ten varieties of trees, both fresh-cut and cut-your-own and is open 9:30am on weekdays, 8am Saturday and Sunday, and closes at sunset. Bell’s Christmas Trees, 647 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord. Info: 845-389-5144, paulakbell@aol.com. 9:30am-11am Vinyasa Level I-II Yoga with Alison Sinatra. Ideal for students transitioning from beginner to intermediate. Asanas are explored with increasing detail and a slower, flowing sequence. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 9:30am-11am Vinyasa Level I-II Yoga with Alison Sinatra. Ideal for students transitioning from beginner to intermediate. Asanas are explored with increasing detail and a slower, flowing sequence. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 9:45am-10:45am 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. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 10am-12pm Stitch Your Heart Out group. Open to all experience levels. Bring your knitting and crocheting ideas and projects. Learn from others. 845-485-3445. Boardman Road Branch Library, The Book Store, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-4853445. 10:30am Pilates Equipment Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 11am-6pm Opening Reception: Primar(il)y Red: AArt Celebrating the Color Red. Group exhibit that features the color red in each piece. Show exhibits through 1/2/17. Emerge Gallery & Art Space, 228 Main St, Saugerties. Info: 845-2477515, emergegalleryny@gmail.com, emergegalleryny.com. 11:30am-4:30pm Private Past Life Regression and Angelic Channeling with Margaret Doner. First Friday of every month. Call Mirabai to schedule an appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $125/90 minute session. 11:30am Gyrotonic Tower Class. Using natural body spinal movements to decompress and strengthen the spine. It emphasizes full mobility of the joints and lengthening of the fascia and skeletal system. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 12pm-6pm Holiday Open House Sale. Offering dress hats for Men, Women and Children - Factory Tours and Demonstrations available. Kingston Hat Factory, 309 Fair Street, Kingston, NY. Info: 845-331-0131, alberto@caroleamper. com, hudsonvalleyhatter.com. 12pm-4pm A Gilded Age Christmas. Featuring lavish decorations and children’s programs, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations are done in turn-of-the-century style, recreating the atmosphere of holidays long-ago in one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley. Touring hours will be Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm (last entry at 3:30pm). Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion, Old Post Rd, Staatsburg. Info: 845-889-8851, nysparks. com/. $8/adults, $6/srs, free/12 & under. 12:05pm-1pm Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvementof balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 1pm-3:30pm New Bridge Group at Community Center. Free. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz. Info: 617-308-9993. 2pm-5pm Nativity Scenes Display at Mariapolis Luminosa. Visit over 200 nativity scenes from around the world and enjoy Mariapolis Luminosa. Admission free, suggested donation $5. Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare Movement, 200 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park. Info: luminosa.office@gmail. com, focolare.org/mariapolisluminosa. 3pm Honors Recital. This concert features faculty selected solo and chamber performances by students in the applied lesson program. Enjoy music from talented SUNY Ulster Music Department students. SUNY Ulster/Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-5000, sunyulster.edu. 4pm-5:30pm Math Circle. For families with children in grades 1 &up. Free & open to all! Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail. com, tivolilibrary.org. 4pm-7pm Holiday Gallery Show & Sale. Assorted local artists and artisans. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 4pm-9pm A Holiday on Huguenot Street. Celebrate the season with Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church of New Paltz, two days of holiday programming organized by Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church of New Paltz, including holiday tours, a Christmas Fair, horse-drawn wagon rides, & kids’ crafts.

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Historic Huguenot Street, Huguenot St., New Paltz. Info: 845-255-1660, huguenotstreet.org/ holiday. 4pm-7pm Juried Artist & Maker Market. Featuring artists of the Hudson Valley and New York City. Fridays, 4-7pm & Saturdays, 11am-5pm. through 12/24. Space Create, Newburgh. orangecountynyartscouncil.com. 4pm-7pm Opening Reception: Holiday Boutique & Potpourri. Exhibit will show through 12/26. Hours: Mon & Tues, 10am-5:30pm; Wed, 10am-8pm: Thur, 11am-5pm; Fri, 10am-7pm; & Sat 10am-4pm. Town of Esopus Library/Duck Pond Gallery, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen. 4pm “Knit Wits” Knitting Club. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-4317, saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 4:30pm-5:30pm Lego Club. All ages, with parents. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org. 5pm-7pm Public Opening Reception for BFA/ MFA Thesis Exhibitions. BFA/MFA students’ Thesis Exhibitions. Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz. Info: 845-257-3844, sdma@newpaltz.edu. 5pm-9pm Saugerties First Friday. Every month businesses stay open late and offer special activities and discounts to visitors. Village of Saugerties, Partition, Market & Main Streets, Saugerties. facebook.com/saugertiesfirstfriday. 5pm-7pm Woodstock Holiday Open House Family Art Day: Winter Ornaments. Using paper and mixed media to make small holiday ornaments. All activities are free and open to all ages with adult supervision. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2940, info@woodstockart.org, woodstockart.org/december-2/. 5pm-8pm Festival of Lights. The Senate House lighted for the holidays, and see lovely decorations in the Loughran House. Hot apple cider, roasted chestnuts. Horse & wagon rides, visit with Santa. Senate House. Info: 845-338-2786, nysparks.com. 5:15pm-6pm Snowflake Festival Chill Bicycle Ride. Hosted by Bike-Friendly Kingston starts at 5:15pm, at the Academy Green and ends at 6pm at the Snowflake Festival in Uptown. Decorated bikes are encouraged! Rides may be canceled if the weather is truly atrocious. Academy Green Park. bikefriendlykingston.org. 5:30pm-7pm Restorative Yoga with Barbara Boris. Rejuvenating and supported postures that soothe the nervous system and alleviate tension. Lots of props and dim lights. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-6798700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. 6pm-7:30pm Opening Reception: Karen Schaffel Solo Show at Moxie Cup. Curated by Wired Gallery. Moxie Cup, 184 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 6825645613, thewiredgallery@gmail.com, facebook.com/events/381749008834565/. 6pm-8pm Annual Snowflake Festival. Arriving on a historic fire truck, Santa will light the tree at the corners of Wall and North Front Streets. Immediately following Santa and arriving in a vintage 1937 Ford, will be this year’s 2016 “Light Of Uptown Award” recipients - City Historian Edwin Ford and his brother, Bill. The festival’s main stage, located at Wall and John streets will have free performances from Music Together, CCE’s Engery & Pook, Coleman High School Chorus, Kingston High School Brass Band, Ukraine Dancers, a magician, and a bike raffle. Throughout the celebration, in other parts of the stockade district, festival-goers can watch “The Ice-Man” create snowflake display with dancing lights and music, Mrs. Claus perform her holiday magic show and “The Heat-Mizer” juggle fire. Hosted by the Kingston Uptown Business Association. The Stockade District of uptown Kingston, Wall and John St, Kingston. kingstonuptown.org/initiatives/snowflake-festival/. 6pm-9pm Nick From No Where. Featuring 40’s standards and covers. Vigneto’s, 890 Vineyard Ave, Highland. Info: 845-834-2828. 6:30pm 23rd Annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks & First Friday. Lineup: holiday parade will commence on Main St

and Garden St and proceed to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting on Main, near Market St. The parade will proceed down Main St to Clover St where the parade will conclude at Dongan Square Park for the second Christmas tree lighting. Then at 7:15pm, Poughkeepsie River District Business Association and Legion Fireworks will present the area’s only winter fireworks display. After the parade and fireworks… It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) on the Bardavon big screen at 8pm. Main St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-473-2072, bardavon. org. 6:30pm Beacon Sloop Club Potluck Dinner. BSC Meeting at 7:30pm, followed by a Song Circle. Everyone welcomed. The BSC is an all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and celebrating the Hudson River. Free. Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Red Flynn Dr, Beacon. beaconsloopclub.org. 6:45pm-8:30pm Children & Teen Ministries. Meets Fridays: 6:45-8:30pm. Class for adults also offered. Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Rt9 & Rt9G, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-6923, cdfcirone@aol.com. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Underground: Arthur Moon & Iris Lune. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon. com. 7pm Scrooge & Son, a Catskill Christmas Carol. Kaaterskill Actors presents this Dickens’ classic tale of Christmas Past, Present and To Come. Written and directed by Jim Milton, Presented by the Catskill Mountain Foundation. All tickets are cash at the door. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Tannersville. Info: 917-687-6646, scroogeandson@yahoo.com, scroogeandson.com. $15/adults, $5/children. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Main Stage: Lindsey Webster. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7pm Calling All Poets. Celebrating 17 years as the Hudson Valley’s longest running poetry performance series, Calling All Poets invites all to our regularly scheduled First Friday reading, featuring Cheryl A. Rice and Guy Reed. A book launch reading and reception of Out From Calaboose by Karen Corinne Herceg will proceed this month’s reading. Refreshments available! Open mic! Roost Studios and Art Gallery, 69 Main St, 2nd Fl, New Paltz. callingallpoets.net. $5/adults, $3/srs & students. 7pm-9pm 1st Fridays: Star Nation Sacred Circle. A positive, not for skeptics, discussion group for experiencers of the paranormal. Open to all dreamers, contactees, abductees, ET Ambassadors. Bring a drink, snack to share & lawn chair to sit under the stars afterwards for a UFO watch. SymbolicStudies.org. 7pm Friday Night Jazz. NYC saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. A rotating roster of performers includes pianists John Esposito & Peter Tomlinson, guitarists Steve Raleigh & Peter Einhorn, bassists Lew Scott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville. Info: 518 678-3101. 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. Info: 845 647-3902. $1. 7:30pm-9:30pm Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles with Odd Fellow. A New Modern Jazz Group Based in NYC. 2nd set at 8:30pm. No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended.Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-8811, GKnoodles.com. 7:30pm A Christmas Carol. Presented by The Ulster Ballet Company. Advance tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for senior citizens, and UPAC/ Bardavon members. For groups of ten or more, and children 12 and under, tickets are $15. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults; and $22 for senior citizens, and UPAC/Bardavon members. For groups of ten or more, and children 12 and under, tickets are $18. Tix: ticketmaster.com or call 800-7453000. Info: ulsterballet.org, or contact ulsterbal-


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premier listings Contact Donna at calendar@ulsterpublishing.com to be included December Exercise Class & Food Drive. New Paltz Elks Lodge is sponsoring “Improve your Health and Improve Life for Others” event at the same time! Participate in aerobics & strength training or step aerobics admission is by donation of any nonperishable food items, donated items will help neighbors in need, via local food pantries. Classes are open to everyone. Line-up: Step-Aerobics, Saturdays through 12/17, 8am; Low Impact Aerobics/Strength Training, Mondays through 12/19, 7pm; & Wednesdays through 12/21, 7pm. Info: call Susan

Loxley-Friedle at 845-255-9317. New Paltz Elks Lodge, 290 State Rt 32 S, New Paltz. Indian Music Concert: Late Night Ragas (Saturday, 12/3, 10-Midnight). The Woodstock Indian Music Circle is happy to welcome our dear friend, Japanese-Canadian musician Steve Oda, to the area in this special late night show! A master of the Sarode, the 27 stringed lute of Indian classical music, Steve is one of maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan’s most accomplished and devoted disciples. He will be accompanied by our own Ray Spiegel on tabla. Doors

let@gmail.com. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845-339-6088. 7:30pm A Christmas Story, The Musical. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Featuring Woodstock Playhouse Productions Holiday Cast 2016members and youth actors from the New York Conservatory for the Arts. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-6900, woodstockplayhouseboxoffice@gmail.com, woodstockplayhouse.org. $40 - $32 (plus $4 convenience charge.). 7:30pm-9:30pm Miki Orihara, Solo Performance Resonance. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-5106, pgrkaats@bestweb.net, Kaatsbaan. org. $30/$10. 8pm Unmasked. A new play from LGBTQ activist Raine Grayson. Unmasked! follows a femaleto-male transition story, exploring the complex timeline of coming out and the ripple effect it can have on others. General Admission seating is free on a first come, first serve basis. SUNY New Paltz/ Parker Theatre, New Paltz. Info: 845-489-5159. 8pm HVCD: Dance to Alan Thomson Little Big Band. Albany Elks Lodge, South Allen St, Albany. Info: 845-473-7050, danceflurry.org. $15/adults, $10/students. 8pm Classic Rock n’ Roll Show featuring Old School. Double/triple shot tributes to the 70’s and 80’s Rock n’ Roll bands. VFW Post, 208 East Chester St. Ext., Kingston. Info: 845-338-2676. 8pm REVEREND HORTON HEAT, Unknown Hinson, Nashville Pussy, LUCKY TUBB. The Chance, 6 Crannell St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-471-1966, thechancetheater.com. $20. 8pm Spillway Band. Performing an up-tempo set of rock, country, oldies, blues, and R’n’B, with an emphasis on danceability. Smokin’ Pony BBQ, 963 Kings Hwy, Saugerties. 8pm Joey Alexander Trio. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 5188284800, austin.helsinki@gmail.com, clubhelsinki.shop. ticketstoday.com/basket.aspx?Action=AddTicke ts&eventId=172567. $45, $75. 8pm Every Christmas Story Ever Told. Play by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, & John K. Alvarezlay. Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical popculture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-5511, shadowlandstage.org. $39, $34. 8pm Community Playback Theatre. Audience stories brought to life onstage. See your story improvised! Contact Betty MacDonald. Info: 845-883-0392. Boughton Place,, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland. Info: 845-691-4118. $10/donation.

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8am December Exercise Class & Food Drive: Step-Aerobics. New Paltz Elks Lodge is sponsoring “Improve your Health and Improve Life for Others” event at the same time! Participate in aerobics & strength training or step aerobics admission is by donation of any non-perishable food items, donated items will help neighbors in need, via local food pantries. Classes are open to everyone. Line-up: Step-Aerobics, Saturdays through 12/17, 8am; Low Impact Aerobics/ Strength Training, Mondays through 12/19, 7pm & Wednesdays through 12/21, 7pm. Info: call Susan Loxley-Friedle at 845-255-9317. New Paltz Elks Lodge, 290 State Rt 32 S, New Paltz. 8am-5pm Second Annual Mitten Tree Clothing Drive for Family of Ellenville. Please bring a new or gently used pair of mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, scarves and socks to their farm, to decorate living trees until they are passed on to community members through Family of Ellenville. The farm also offers ten varieties of trees, both fresh-cut and cut-your-own and is open 9:30am on weekdays, 8am Saturday and Sunday, and closes at sunset. Bell’s Christmas Trees, 647 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord. Info: 845-389-5144, paulakbell@aol.com. 8:30am-9:30am Vinyasa Yoga with Laura

open at 9:30, $20, cash only please. First come first seated: floor, bolster or chair. Advanced reserve tix and seats online. Info: 845-679-8700, Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, woodstockyogacenter.com. New Class with Clyde Forth Starting December 1st (Every Thursday, 5-6pm). Dancer and pilates instructor Clyde Forth returns to Woodstock Yoga Center with a brand new Thursday evening class, Sacred Movement and Alignment. Would you like to dance like no one’s looking? Or maybe you simply want to feel more connected to your

Olson. A fast-paced vinyasa flow class that works up a nice sweat while keeping things light and fun. Great for kickstarting the weekend. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, woodstockyogacenter.com. 9am-6pm Trees for Troops Program. Sponsored by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corp. Hurds Family Farm will be donating 200 Real Christmas Trees to troops and military families. Additional Info: 845-883-7825 or information@hurdsfamilyfarm.com. Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena. Info: 845-913-8312. 9am-3pm Alternative Giving Fair. Sixth Annual Alternative Giving Fair will offer ALTERNATIVE ways to “purchase” holiday gifts. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz. Info: (845) 419-5063, sharon.jean.roth@gmail. com, newpaltzumc.org/events/alternative-fair-2/ december-3/. 9am-2pm Annual HollyDay Bazaar. Holiday gifts, crafts, books, jewelry, baked goods, candies, and woven items by the church’s Hand to Mouth Weavers. Snack bar will be open. Funds raised by this event will support the missions of the church. Red Hook United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4 Church St, Red Hook. Info: 845-758-6283, redhookumc@umcchurches.org. 9am-4pm Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 1219 Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Hand crafted and unique items for sale, cookie walk, and cafe Still accepting vendor applications! Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 1219, 794 Springtown Rd, Tillson. Info: 845-853-9052. 9am MHRR Club 37th Knights of Columbus Holiday Run. Registration opens at 9am. 5K Run begins at 10:30am. Kids 1 Mile at 10am. Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 2660 East Main St, Wappingers Falls. mhrrc.org/MHRRCuploads/ raceFlyers/2016KofCHolidayRun.pdf. 9am-12pm Comforter Cobblestone Thrift Store. Not-for-profit thrift selling clothing for children/adults, household items, jewelry, games/ toys. No furniture. Comforter Cobblestone Thrift Store, 26 Wynkoop Pl, Kingston. Info: 845-3386126, comfortercobblestonethrift26@gmail.com. 9am-4pm Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 1219. Hand crafted and unique items for sale, cookie walk, and cafe. American Legion Post 1219, 794 Springtown Rd, Tillson. Info: 845-853-9052, kosullivan14m@gmail.com. 9am-3pm 11th Annual Holiday Fair. Sponsored by Katsbaan Ladies Aid. Offering a huge assortment of Theme Gift Baskets plus lots of holiday items! Something for everyone! Katsbaan Reformed Church, 1801 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties. Info: 518-943-9223, owlsridge@ hotmail.com. 9am-9:50am Maintaining Wellness Tai Chi. With certified instructor Jing. 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month 9-9:50am (Introductory movements) & 10-10:50am (Different themes). For all levels. Minimum donation is $5. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz. elegantevidence.com. 9am-3pm Christmas Boutique. Shop local vendors, visit our Carpenter’s Cafe and Christmas Bazaar, bring the Kids to see Santa! St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 37-47 Old Route 9W, New Windsor. Info: 845-562-4712, StThomas NW .events@gmail.com, facebook.com/ events/341578222859159/. Concession and Vendor prices as marked. 9am Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9am. All welcome. No charge. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rt 9W, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-3285. 9am Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and

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own body? We will work with postural alignments and their relationship to expressive movement to build strength and increase mobility. This practice also helps us integrate our movement with our awareness, allowing our physical experiences to become more fulfilling, energetic, and mindful. No movement or yoga experience necessary. $18 dropin. Info: 845-679-8700, Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, woodstockyogacenter.com. Ongoing Open Call. Athens Laundry is seeking projects in art, writing and design for the arts and literary publication by Friends of D. R. Evarts Library in Athens. Print and Electronic editions • Visit athenslaundry.tumblr.com for more info • Email friends@drevartslibrary.org today.

Volunteers! Info: volunteers@familyofwoodstockinc.org or 845-3317080x157. 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: 845-343- 1000, tara-spayneuter.org.

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contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 9:30am-4pm A Holiday on Huguenot Street. Celebrate the season with Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church of New Paltz, two days of holiday programming organized by Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church of New Paltz, including holiday tours, a Christmas Fair, horse-drawn wagon rides, & kids’ crafts. Historic Huguenot Street, Huguenot St., New Paltz. Info: 845-255-1660, huguenotstreet. org/holiday. 9:30am-11am Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going. Everyone welcome. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rt 212, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8800. 10am-2pm OMC Hike to Upper Lewis Hollow. Join guides Dave Holden and Glenn Kreisberg to discuss local history, lore and the possible ancient origins of the Lewis Hollow site. Please bring a snack or lunch, water and proper footware and clothing attire for a fall walk in the woods. Group limited to 12, so please call to register. Donations are welcome but not required. Andy Lee Field, Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-417-8384. 10am-12pm Explore Onteora Lake and the Remnants of the Area’s Bluestone Quarrying. 2.5 mile stroll! Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy together along the lake. All ages are welcome. The event will be canceled in case of heavy rain Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for winter hiking. Onteora Lake, Kingston. woodstocklandconservancy.org. 10am MINNA Weekend of Workshop. Join us at the MINNA Studio for a weekend of workshops including tapestry weaving, aromatherapy, embroidery, quilting, and natural dyes! MINNA Studio, 35 West Market Street, 3B, Red Hook. Info: info@minna-goods.com, minna-goods. com/collections/weekend-workshops. Prices vary according to workshop - take more than one and receive a discount! 10am-2pm Annual Holiday Bazaar. Home-baked goodies, handmade gifts, attic treasures, & books. econd Reformed Church of Coxsackie, 16 Washington Ave, Coxsackie. Info: 518-495-5730. 10am-5pm Annual Monastery Christmas Festival Fair. Offering 10 different varieties of artisanal vinegars produced at the Monastery available for sampling, monastery food products, creaches from around the world, cook books, and the newly released, Christ the Merciful by Brother Victor Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette will be available for purchase. Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery, 246 Barmore Rd, Lagrangeville. ourladyoftheresurrectionmonastery.webs.com/ monasticvinegars.htm. 10am-10pm Yule Log Celebration. Scavenger hunt for the hidden Yule Log. Learn the story of the Yule Log and the Winter Solstice. Make a craft and then enjoy hot chocolate around the campfire. Admission: $7 adults, $5 children. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall. Info: 845-5345506, hhnm.org.

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10am-12pm A Child’s Christmas. What is more magical then children at Christmas time? Children and their families will enjoy a stocking foot tour of the museum and read stories by the Christmas tree. Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10. Info: info@ friendsofclermont.org or 518-537-6622. Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Ave, Germantown. Info: 518-537-4240. $4. 10am-3pm St. Nicholas Fine Craft & Cookie Sale. Decorated cookies sold by the pound & artisans offering handmade crafts, locally produced yarn, Christmas tree ornaments and skirts, unique bird houses, hand painted glasses, jewelry, pottery. Grace Church, 3328 Franklin Ave, Millbrook. gracemillbrook.org. 10am-12pm Saturday Social Circle. This group is 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, you are welcome to join. New Baby New Paltz, 264 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-0624, newbabynewpaltz@yahoo. com, newbabynewpaltz.com. 10am-11:30am Iyengar Yoga Level I. 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 Clinton Historical Society Annual Craft Fair. Snow date 12/4. Vendors needed, if interested, call Glenda Schwarze, 845-266-5203. Creek Meeting House, 2433 Salt Point Turnpike, Clinton Corners, NY. Info: 845-266-5494. 10am-4:30pm Annual Chili Festival and Craft Fair. Offerings of crafts and preserves, maple syrup, knitted goods, and some surprises from local artisans and purveyors. Stay for lunch! Chili with all the trimmings & corn bread, desserts and coffee. For an advance look at the silent auction items, go to PHCC SILENT AUCTION. Info: Bid Info: j.jaffe@mindspring.com. Info: 845-254-5469 or info@pinehillcommunitycenter.org. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill. 10am-12pm Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge. Info: 845 687-7023, stoneridgelibrary.org/. 10am-9pm Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Ongoing. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston. 10:30am-10:30pm Holiday Cottage Workshop. A free workshop to create holiday cottages. Older children can do it on their own but parents will need to accompany children younger than seven and will enjoy this activity as well. Cottages will be on display during the Victorian Stroll which takes place on Saturday, December 10th. Prizes will be awarded on that day and cottages can be picked up after the Stroll. Email any questions to info@

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26 athensculturalcenter.org or call 518-945-2136. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St, Athens. Info: 518-945-2136, info@athensculturalcenter. org. 10:30am-12:30pm Handmade for the Holidays – Wet Felted Pouches. Learn how to wet felt to create handmade gift. Finished size is about 5” x 7”. Olive Free Library, 4033 Rte. 28A, West Shokan. Info: 845-657-2482, helpdesk@olivefreelibrary. org, olivefreelibrary.org. $10. 10:30am-11:30am Super Saturdays Performance Series: Sounds Like Science. Super Saturdays Performance Series. Make waves and make some noise in the fun and funky show presented by Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston. Info: 845-331-0507, kingstonlibrary.org. 10:30am-1pm NEW Parent Child Academy. 5-week Parent Child Academy dedicated to fostering literacy and language development in children from birth to five years old. Children’s activities by AmeriCorps workers for ages 2+ will be available in the library while parents attend a workshop and discussion session. Free books and prizes given away each Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street, Hudson. Info: 518-828-1792, brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org, hudsonarealibrary.org/. 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. Info: 845 399-2805. 11am Dear Santa with Kids on Stage. In this heartwarming play, many views of Santa are seen - from the point of view of the child who alphabetizes her Christmas list and sends it out in August as well as that of children at various stages of belief - and disbelief! Santa and his helpers shed light on many of the mysteries surrounding him, including why you don’t always get the gift you ask for, how Santa delivers all those gifts in one night, how he finds children spending Christmas away from home, and how his power transcends the boundaries of race, gender and religion. Performed by young actors in the Kids on Stage afterschool workshop, directed by Lisa Lynds. Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-3080, eileen@centerforperformingarts. org, centerforperformingarts.org. $9, $7/child. 11am DCC Family Festival Series: Rick Adam’s Shadowtales of Winter. Held in the James & Betty Hall. SUNY Dutchess/James and Betty Hall Theatre, 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie. 11am-12pm 4-H Club Invites Youth to Decorate the Hudson Amtrak Station. The Hudson Harvesters, a local 4-H Club, is hosting an exciting day of winter flower box decoration. Youth and families will also have the opportunity to learn aboutThe Hudson Harvesters Members Club. Please register. Hudson Amtrak Station, 69 S Front St, Hudson. Info: 518-828-3346 x100, ew387@cornell.edu, reg.cce.cornell.edu/Flowerbox_210. 11am-5pm Juried Artist & Maker Market. Featuring artists of the Hudson Valley and New York City. Fridays, 4-7pm & Saturdays, 11am-5pm. through 12/24. Space Create, Newburgh. orangecountynyartscouncil.com. 11am-6pm Sinterklaas Rhinebeck. A day long, colorful celebration of dance, theatre and music. Children’s Starlight Parade at dusk. Various locations. Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-463-4000, EnjoyRhinebeck.com. 11am-12:30pm Farming Fun. For children in grades K-2. Crafts, stories and lots of fun with Melinda Cormier. Livingston Manor Free Library, 92 Main St, Livingston Manor. Info: 845-4395440, livingstonmanorlibrary.org. 11am-12:30pm LEGO Club. Ages 4-14. Children are challenged to create LEGO crafts. Registration Required. West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley. Info: 845-679-6405, mailbox@ westhurleylibrary.org, whplib.org. 11am-5:30pm Holiday Arts Market. RAG will be transformed into a festive, family-friendly community marketplace where you can shop locally on quality, one-of-a-kind gifts made by renowned local artisans. This event is free and open to the public. Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury. Info: 607 326-7908, roxburyartsgroup.org/2015/02/18/november-12-gustaferyellowgold/. 11am-4pm Winter Olana Tour. Friday-Sunday, first tour 11 am, last tour 3 pm. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson. olana.org.Olana. 11:30am-2pm Visit with Santa and the Alpacas. Visit with Santa, pose with him and our an alpacas for a photo. Bring your camera for this festive event. Rain or Shine (or snow). Rock Ridge Alpacas, Chester. 11:30am-3:30pm Home 4 the Holidays Holiday Paw-ty. Experience the joy of pet adoption by participating in the Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays 2016. UCSPCA and thousands of other animal shelters from around the world who are participating in the holiday campaign. Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Rd, KINGSTON. Info: 845-331-5377, ucspca.org. 12pm-6pm Holiday Open House Sale. Offering dress hats for Men, Women and Children - Factory Tours and Demonstrations available. Kingston Hat Factory, 309 Fair Street, Kingston, NY. Info: 845-331-0131, alberto@caroleamper. com, hudsonvalleyhatter.com. 12pm-4:30pm Holiday Art Sale. This year there’s an extra added attraction: The Affordable Art Fair. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 NY-212, Wood-

ALMANAC WEEKLY stock. woodstockschoolofart.org/event/holidayart-sale/. 12pm-4pm Opening Reception: The Art of Picturebooks. Three professional children’s book illustrators will exhibit their original artwork. Show exhibits through December. Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-4pm. Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Rd, Warwick. Info: 845-986-6962, amitygallery110@gmail.com, amitygallery110.wordpress.com. 12pm-6pm Arlington Holiday Festival. Holiday Shopping Village, Egg Nog Crawl ($5), Holiday Parade with Santa Claus, Holiday Tree Lighting & Caroling. Arlington Business District, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. arlingtonhasit.org. Egg Nog Crawl $5, everything else is free. 12pm-4pm A Gilded Age Christmas. Featuring lavish decorations and children’s programs, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations are done in turn-of-the-century style, recreating the atmosphere of holidays long-ago in one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley. Touring hours will be Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm (last entry at 3:30pm). Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion, Old Post Rd, Staatsburg. Info: 845-889-8851, nysparks. com/. $8/adults, $6/srs, free/12 & under. 12pm-5pm Kingston Model Railroad Club Annual Open House. Every weekend in November and the first weekend in December. View the 70-year-old O scale 2 rail model railroad layout. Everything from turn-of-the century steam power, to the most modern freight train, a huge circus train, their own Thomas-the-Tank Engine Model, and even Santa Claus has his own special train. A working trolley system and all of it runs through beautiful hand-crafted scenery representing much of the scenic Hudson Valley. Kingston Model Railroad Club, Susan St, Kingston. Info: 914-3883153, catman5308@yahoo.com. $6, $2/under 12. 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). Donations appreciated. Ongoing. My Place Pizza, 322 Main St, Poughkeepsie. sarah@womenspowerspace.org. 12:30pm-6:30pm Tarot Readings with Stephanie. Every Saturday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $60/1 hour, $30/25 minutes. 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. New Paltz. 1pm-2:30pm Public Speaking Skill Building Class. Led by civil rights attorney Michael Sussman. Free. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: nola.desalt@yahoo.com. 1pm-6pm Nativity Scenes Display at Mariapolis Luminosa. Visit over 200 nativity scenes from around the world and enjoy Mariapolis Luminosa. Admission free, suggested donation $5. Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare Movement, 200 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park. Info: luminosa.office@gmail. com, focolare.org/mariapolisluminosa. 1pm A Charlie Brown Christmas. Come see the classic and timeless movie brought to life live on stage! The perfect holiday treat for you and your loved ones. Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-7870, www. showtix4u.com/boxoffice.php?submit=Search for Events&begin=1542968¤t_client=081334. $10, $8/senior/under 12. 1pm-4pm “Merry & Bright” Wilderstein’s Holiday House Tours. Florists and designers dress the mansion in its holiday best. Each room is packed with period and modern decor showcasing the home’s elegance. Self-guided tours will run through the end of December. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-4818, wilderstein.org. $11/adults, $10/ students & srs, free/12 & under. 1pm-2pm Family Program: Playspace. Join us for a friendly open playspace, with Legos, Puzzles, Board Games, Blocks, Wooden Toys, & Coloring Station. All ages are welcome. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 1pm Santa Claus at Livingston Manor Fire House. Festivities include a visit with Santa Claus, Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale & Raffle. Livingston Manor Fire House, 52 Main St, Livingston Manor. Info: 845-439-4490. 1pm-5pm Goshen Christmas House Tour. Homes in the area will be decked out in full Christmas splendor for self-guided tours. Participants receive a Tour Guide Book at check-in. Glen Arden, Goshen. Info: 845-294-5124, catholiccharitiesoc.org. 1pm A West Point Holiday. This concert is free and open to all. Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point. Info: 845-938-2617, westpointband.com. 1pm-2:30pm Ryan T. Higgins - “Hotel Bruce” & “Mother Bruce”. Reading & Book Signing Recommended for ages 5-8. Free. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-0500, helen@oblongbooks.com, oblongbooks.com/event/ryan-t-higgins-hotelbruce-mother-bruce. 1pm Sit and Knit. Bring a project or start a new one while sitting on the comfy couches in the Information Room window area. Meets every Saturday at 1 pm. All are welcome. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-4317, saugertiespubliclibrary.org.

1:30pm-4:30pm Reel Talk Film Series : Eva Hesse Screening. UpstateFilms & WAAM present a screening & discussion about Eva Hesse and the post-minimalist art movement. Screening at Upstate Films/Woodstock, including a postscreening discussion with Grace Wapner. Followed by a reception at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. Info: 845-679-2940; info@ woodstockart.org; woodstockart.org; upstatefilms. org/coming-soon/eva-hesse. 132 Tinker St,, Woodstock. Info: 845-876-4546, info@upstatefilms.org. $12/adults, $10/seniors, $8 /studentss. 2pm Unmasked. A new play from LGBTQ activist Raine Grayson. Unmasked! follows a femaleto-male transition story, exploring the complex timeline of coming out and the ripple effect it can have on others. General Admission seating is free on a first come, first serve basis. SUNY New Paltz/ Parker Theatre, New Paltz. Info: 845-489-5159. 2pm-4pm Warming Winter One-Pot Meals Cooking Class. Join Chef Sara from Catskill Animal Sanctuary as she demonstrates some of her favorite winter dishes that make efficient use of the oven, stovetop, and slow cooker, and need nothing more than a crisp salad to make a filling and nourishing meal.The class price is $60 and pre-payment is required. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties. Info: 201-9563081, casanctuary.org/uc_one_pot_2016. $60. 2pm-4pm The Life and Times of Benjamin Myer Brink. Friends of Historic Saugerties welcomes Audrey Klinkenberg, Town of Saugerties Historian, who will present a talk based on her transcriptions of the early volumes of seventeen handwritten notebooks that contain the diary entries of Benjamin Myer Brink. Brink is well known as the author of “The Early History of Saugerties” published in 1902. Free admission. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845-246-0858. 2pm Anime Club. Learn about Japanese culture with students from Bard College. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook. Info: 845-758-3241, redhooklibrary.org. 2pm-4pm Opening Reception: Utilitarian Art. The Catskill Center is planning an invitational exhibit to highlight the utilitarian art of the Catskill Region. The exhibit will run through 1/21/2017. Erpf Center, Arkville. Kpalm@catskillcenter.org. 2pm Free Meditation Instruction. Held in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. On-going. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-5906, jan@kagyu.org. 2:30pm Author/Historian Speaks about 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Historian and author Marc Wortman speaks about Pearl Harbor and the tumultuous months leading up to the US declaration of war. Books will be available for purchase and signing. No pre-registration is required. Boardman Road Branch Library, The Book Store, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-485-3445 x 3702, poklib.org. 3pm-5pm Victoria St. George presents The Rainbow Book & Crafts. Join Victoria St. George and explore the rainbow through poetry with her book “The Rainbow Book,” along with pasta noodle crafts! Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Main Street, New Paltz. 3pm-9pm 35th Annual Woodstock Holiday Open House. Christmas tree lighting, live music, pictures with Santa, face painting with Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, Victorian Carolers, Ice Sculpting, the Kingston Catholic School Chorus. Refreshments in participating stores and businesses. Free. Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-6234, woodstockchamber.com. 3pm Jimmy Sturr Christmas-From Our House to Your House. Featuring Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra and special guest, Germaine Paul. The Jimmy Sturr Singers, Matt and Elaine, and the Pokolenie Dancers will also perform. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill. Info: 845-346-4195, middletownparamount.com. 3pm-4:30pm Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin - “The Doll People’s Christmas”. Celebrate Sinterklaas with authors Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin with their new book The Doll People’s Christmas. Free. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-8760500, helen@oblongbooks.com, oblongbooks. com/event/ann-m-martin-laura-godwin-dollpeoples-christmas. 3:30pm-7:30pm Journey Blue Heaven & Emmaretta Marks Concert. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-3484. 4pm-8pm Opening Reception: Three Artists Exhibit. Phil Sigunick, Judy Sigunick and Leslie Bender, Recent works. Viewing hours: Dec 3, 4~8pm;& December 10, 12~5pm. The Shirt Factory, Studio #416, 4th Floor, 77 Cornell St, Kingston. Info: 845-670-2027, benderleslie@ gmail.com. 4pm Book Reading by Elaine Khosrova. Awardwinning food writer/chef and author of Butter: A Rich History. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock. Info: 845 679 8000, info. goldennotebook@gmail.com, goldennotebook. com/event/elaine-khosrova-butter-rich-history. 4pm-5pm Highpoint Ensemble Plays Mozart Piano Trio in G Major & Schumann Piano Quintet Eb Major. Quintet featuring Hiroko Sakurazura, piano, Stephen Starkman and Robert Murphy, violins, George Tsontakis, viola and Ling Kwan, cello. Olive Free Library, 4033 Rte. 28A, West Shokan. Info: 845-657-2482, helpdesk@

December 1, 2016 olivefreelibrary.org, olivefreelibrary.org. Suggested donation $12. 4:15pm Tree Lighting & Santa Visit at Lagrange Town Hall. Tree Lighting, Arlington Brass Band will Play. Refreshments, Santa Visit and Santa Mailbox. Collection Location for Toys for Tots. LaGrange Town Hall, 120 Stringham Rd, LaGrange. 4:30pm-6:30pm Cragsmoor Ceilidh. A traditional Scottish social gathering with live Gaelic folk music, singing and storytelling. Cragsmoor Historical Society, 349 Cragsmoor Road, Cragsmoor. $20. 5pm-11pm Foodstock 9. For the 9th year in a row, the Foodstock Fund is bringing its annual Foodstock concert back which, as always, 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, and Dutchess Outreach. Non-perishable food items will be collected. This all-ages show will feature the diverse selection of musicians that Foodstock has become known for, including: The Push Stars, Kristen Capolino, Sirsy, Jason Gisser Band, Adam Ezra Group and Snaphammer. The Chance, 6 Crannell St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-214-1133, FoodstockFund@gmail.com, foodstockfund.org. $20. 5pm-8pm Opening Reception: Black and White on the Green. Printmakers from the Woodstock School of Art exhibition, will be offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary printmaking methods, including drypoints, lithographs, linoleum cuts, solarplate etchings and monotypes, created by local artists who work together at the School. Show exhibits through 3/3. Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty, 268 Fair St, Kingston. Info: 845-679-2388. 5pm-8pm UpFront ‘s Winter Artists Reception. Group show featuring miniature paintings of Guillermo Caraveo. Live music by Walt Edwards along with complimentary food and refreshments. This event is open to the public and there is no admission fee. The show will start on December 1st and will run through December 30th. The gallery will be closed January and February and will reopen on March 2, 2017. UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis. Info: 845-7545000, upfrontexhibitionspace.com. 5pm-7pm Artists Reception: “Mix It Up 2016” at WFG. Group exhibition featuring nine local artists: Anne Crowley, Nancy Campbell, Stuart Klein, Richard Segalman, Pamela Wallace, Bill Mead, Julia Santos Solomon, Karen O’Neil and Rob Wade. Woodstock Framing Gallery, 31 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-6003. 5pm Woodstock Library Forum: Understanding Your Child’s Individualised Instruction Program (IEP). A Talk by Anthony M. Eminowicz. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2213. 5pm-9pm First Saturday Arts in Kingston. Exhibits and openings throughout Kingston. For list of galleries, see website. Kingston. artalongthehudson.com/kingston. 5pm-7pm Joshua R Peters Memorial Electric Fire Truck Parade & Village Tree Lighting. Second annual event celebrating the holiday season, community, volunteerism and Fire Trucks! Lights, music, fire trucks, rescue squads, local businesses and scout troops proceed from Berme Road Park down Canal Street to Liberty Square to enjoy vendors, music, tree lighting & Santa. Liberty Square, Liberty and Canals St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-4620, ewcoc.com. 5pm A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens’ classic story. Gather across the street (at the gazebo) for a 4:30pm tree-lighting ceremony and carolers will lead you to the performance which begins at 5pm. Refreshments available. Event is free and co-sponsored by Historic Red Hook, the Tivoli Free Library and the Village of Tivoli. Murray’s Cafe, 73 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-758-1920, info@historicredhook.org. 6pm-9:30pm Toast to The Tribs Awards Benefit. Gala awards presentation to Vassar College, the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, Margie Turrin of the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance, and Barbara Kendall. Including live music by Breakneck Ridge Revue and remarks by Andy Revkin, noted writer on science and the environment and author of the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times, and with full buffet dinner and open wine and beer bar. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie. Info: 518-469-4748, mcunningham@hudsonwatershed.org, hudsonwatershed.org. $75. 6pm Book Reading: Warren Bobrow. Author of Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics. Learn how to create your own cannabis infused cocktails with Warren Bobrow, creator of the popular blog cocktailwhisperer.com. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock. Info: 845 679 8000, info.goldennotebook@gmail.com, goldennotebook.com/event/warren-bobrow-cannabis-cocktails-mocktails-tonics. 6pm-8pm Community Concert. Recording artist, singer/songwriter Lydia Adams Davis. Potluck dinner at 6pm followed by open mic at 6:45pm. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, nlane@rcls.org, facebook.com/events/736718719812650/. 6pm-8pm Concert at Mirabai. Featuring holiday-inspired music and songs performed by The Magical Madrigals, Julie Last and Lou Pollack. A relaxing and free-flowing concert - come and go as you please throughout the evening. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. 6pm-9pm Ladies’ Night with Dorraine


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t’s often the case that survivors of a life-threatening disease really know how to celebrate life. They’ve come through all shades of pain and darkness, all levels of physical and emotional strife, to make it to the other side. They know from experience that nothing is guaranteed and each new day is a gift. Certainly, every new holiday season is another opportunity to rejoice in each other’s company – which is exactly what’s happening on Friday when the Oncology Support Program (OSP) of Westchester Medical Center/HealthAlliance Hospital throws its annual Holiday Celebration. All participants and friends of the OSP are invited to partake of a festive dinner “on the house.” Bring a healthy appetizer or dessert to share, mingle with good friends and meet new ones and enjoy special holiday activities. After dinner, the a cappella group Prana will fill the room with its unique and healing choral music. Group members Amy Fradon, Kirsti Gholson, Baird Hersey, Timothy Hill and Bruce Milner combine life-giving breath with their well-tuned vocal chords to produce sounds that “relax the body, still the mind and open the heart.” It’s sure to be a magical performance. The OSP, formed in 1994, operates out of the Herbert H. & Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House across the street from the Mary’s Avenue Campus of HealthAlliance Hospital, a property that was gifted to the Program in 2008 and is maintained by HealthAlliance. Founded by Barbara Sarah to address the needs of women with breast cancer, it now serves anyone who has experienced or is living with cancer of any sort. A broad selection of services is offered free of charge, including arts and wellness classes, educational events and lectures, integrative/complementary medicine workshops and discussion groups geared to specific needs. A lending library holds books, audiotapes and videos for further inspiration. A cadre of volunteers lends individual expertise in anything from preparing healthful meals to needle felting to learning how to wear a wig to coping with a budget that has been gutted by medical bills. The greatest draw to the OSP, however, has got to be the staff. Headed by Ellen Marshall and assisted administratively by Doris Blaha, it includes social workers Elise Lark, Valerie Linet and Jennifer Halpern. Together they hold more degrees and certifications and have racked up more combined hours and years of patient/ client care than any other program of its kind around. In addition to the general management of the OSP, Marshall facilitates the Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Group. Lark facilitates the Being Mortal Group and conducts Advance Directives workshops, while Linet runs the Nurturing Neighbor Program and the Finding Ease and Inner Balance Coping Skills Group. Halpern facilitates the Caregivers’ Group. The Program also has a continuous stream of interns who learn on the job. Currently, Elizabeth Rogers, earning her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, facilitates the Women’s Cancer Support Group and the Creative Arts Workshop, and Rebecca Heiter now offers music at bedside and chairside during chemo infusion. “Our programs are open to people dealing with cancer; also to family members who are struggling to support someone with cancer. Basically, we’re a communitybased program,” says Marshall, “whether they are attached to HealthAlliance or not. Some people are getting treatment in Poughkeepsie or New York City. We don’t turn anybody away. We have other programs beneficial to the community, like the group called Finding Ease and Inner Balance. Valerie has been trained in mindfulness meditation and somatic experiencing, wherein she uses those techniques to help people regulate their nervous systems. People get challenged dealing with all the anxieties of a cancer diagnosis. She runs a group using those modalities.” A rough estimate of the number of people served in 2015 includes over 1,000 “contacts” (the counting metric) by OSP social workers at the Support House, 800 hospital visits by OSP social workers, 700 participants in Healing Arts programs, 300 in Support Groups, over 1,200 in Wellness Programs and 325 attendees to special events. The staff makes the smooth running of a complex variety of services look like an active state of joy. Each one seems always to be in action, yet is poised to take care of the next person who walks through the door – whether that’s someone participating in a class or needing assistance, or a doctor from the hospital across the way, or a volunteer arriving to conduct a workshop. That last category – the volunteers – makes the expansion of programming possible, and at least a few staff members were volunteers before being hired on with the Program. “I started working at OSP as a volunteer,” says Halpern. “At the Caregiver Support Group, we talk about what’s important for our members, and participants have a chance to vent, share ideas, laugh, cry, solve problems or not and have some good snacks. Some folks come once or twice; some have come for almost a year. It’s really important for caregivers to take care of themselves, too. If the caregiver is overwhelmed or exhausted or worried, they really can’t help anyone else.” Teaming up with Lark to visit cancer inpatients at both the Mary’s Avenue and Broadway campuses, she meets people at every stage of illness. “For some people, it’s their first introduction to cancer, which can be scary,” says Halpern. “Letting them know that OSP is there for them can be very helpful. For others, it’s part of our ongoing support. We help patients and their families adjust to changing circumstances. And when it’s necessary, we can help people learn to say goodbye.” Fortunately, involvement in OSP often means saying hello to something new. The experience of cancer can be, for all concerned, a debilitating one, but the will to heal and live brings out the best in some people. Life coach Melissa Eppard joined with Linet to facilitate the Younger Women’s Support Group after having experienced a bout of breast cancer at 36. She felt the need for connection with other young women who had been through treatment themselves. “I struggled with how to reclaim my life and continue living with so much uncertainty after losing my job, my strength, a year of my life, my hair, my breasts and, to a large degree, my femininity and outward beauty,” she says. She contacted the Young Survival Coalition and took the training to be a peer mentor and group facilitator at the same time that the OSP announced its newly forming group. After a few meetings,

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Linet asked her to co-facilitate as a peer mentor to other young women survivors. Longtime volunteer Ujjala Schwartz runs the Healthy Living Group, focusing on food that nourishes the body, mind and spirit. She formerly developed the Smart Bells movement class, now taught by Angel Ortloff. Schwartz received a grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation to do the Smart Bells class. “It was my first entry into the OSP. Then I started teaching cooking classes and writing articles, and I was a Breast Navigator [a program that goes out into the community to educate underserved populations of women about women’s health issues]. Now I’m a Nurturing Neighbor. The staff tries to bring great programs in for everyone, including people that work at the hospital. They’ve expanded to include diabetes and diet in some of the classes in cooking. It’s a lot more than just cancer. It’s about health and fitness, support and nurturing. It’s one of the best programs in the Hudson Valley, as far as I’m concerned.” Other exercise classes include Gentle Yoga, taught by Deb Albright, Qigong, taught by Jeff Bartfeld, and Tai Chi, taught by Annie LaBarge. “I’ve been volunteering for 15 years, and I really love it,” says LaBarge. “Never know who’s going to walk in the door: someone struggling with cancer or someone else from the community. It’s such a thrill to see people learn this challenging practice, to see them get totally absorbed in something and relax as a result, to see them become graceful and proud of their bodies. People affected by chemo, surgery or an accident – who have been affected cognitively – to watch them become aware and confident, to move more smoothly, to watch someone with breast cancer use both her arms, to see elderly people express themselves by moving some part of their bodies…it’s just amazing.” Abigail Thomas, who facilitates one of the Memoir Writing Workshops, volunteered to “teach a class for a few weeks” after her daughter had breast cancer. Thomas wanted to give back to the Program that had helped her own loved one in a time of crisis – and her workshop was so successful and long-lasting that the OSP opened a second one, now facilitated by yours truly. I can attest to the value of contributing one’s time and talent and energy to a program committed to honoring “the spectrum of human diversity and promoting dignity, wellness and the celebration of the fullness of life.” Rounding out the regularly meeting OSP offerings, a Men’s Cancer Support Group is facilitated by Tom Tuthill, Melissa Sakellariou runs a Six-Week Wellness & Weight Management Series, Rob Kilpert manages the Gardens for Healing Program (I was not able to talk with everyone) and, last but not least, the Happy Miso Cooking Club is facilitated by Kathy Sheldon. Plant-based, macrobiotic cooking has been considered highly beneficial for people with cancer, and Sheldon, a longtime vegetarian, came to it when her husband had leukemia. “When he was ill, I wanted to support his endeavor to get released from that. I shifted everything. I went to classes and learned. My husband escaped the not-so-good prospects of surviving cancer. I don’t say it was all because of the diet, but that was my impulse: to move in that direction.” At first Sheldon’s class was called a “study group,” for which she would drag up pots and pans to the third floor of the administration building to introduce people to a new way of cooking and eating. When the Reuner House was acquired, she realized that her direction would be to feed people – to introduce them, little by little, to a more wholesome way of cooking and eating. “Over time, even if they were coming to my class only once a week, they would feel different. They would get that nourishment and leave differently than when they came in. Many of these people were cancer survivors. Those who were in the middle of treatment were not often up to coming. But if they’d come to the class with this open mind about how they could prevent further cancer with diet, my point was that we can only limit certain things that come into our bodies: of what we put into our mouths. A plant-based diet does provide the resources to stay healthy. It’s a lifestyle, not just a diet.” Sheldon talks about engaging other healthful cooking experts to come in and do classes at the Reuner House. Marshall reiterates how classes are formed. “We’ve had a dietician from Shop-Rite do a six-week wellness program that was open to the whole community. Normally, either cancer survivors or people who are really great cooks come in to do a program. Our healthy living classes are about how to prepare easy, tasty, healthy food, especially for people who are dealing with treatment. When it comes to cancer, diet is a major risk factor. We make this more about creating a healthy community. And there are people who are dealing with cancer who are like, ‘I don’t know what to cook, and I’m tired from chemo…’” These are considerations that most of us, thankfully, don’t have to entertain. If you do, get in touch with the OSP. You will not be left high and dry. As Sheldon says, “The OSP makes a difference in people healing and having support during the process, and with families being supported, and creating community and prevention. And there’s this other conversation in terms of feeling good about what you’re doing and providing something that you know is going to go with people into their families and into the future.” – Ann Hutton OSP’s annual Holiday Celebration takes place at the HealthAlliance auditorium at 75 Mary’s Avenue in Kingston from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated and needed. Call (845) 339-2071 or e-mail doris.blaha@hava.org to RSVP for the event. See http://bit.ly/2gHcqei and http://bit.ly/2fP4MPZ to learn more about the OSP’s other offerings, including a vast referral database, and ways in which you might contribute.


28 Scofield. Acoustic! Chicken Run, 5639 State Rt 23, Windham. Info: 518-734-5353, chickenrunwindham.com. 6:30pm-9pm Joe Fitz & The Lo Fis. Blues! $15 drink/food minimum to help pay for the Band. The Village Market and Eatery, 125 Main St, Gardiner. 7pm-10pm Jazz Trio. Luke Franco - guitar, Mark Usvolk - bass, Tony Jefferson - drums. Lydia’s Cafe, 7 Old US 209, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-3673, mark@lydiasdeli.com. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Underground: Luis Mojica & The Rainbow Tentacles. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7pm Ars Choralis Yule Concert. Adult pre-paid tickets are $18; children pre-paid are $9. Adult tickets at the door are $20; children at the door are $10. Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Pine Grove Ave, Kingston. ArsChoralis.org. 7pm Scrooge & Son, a Catskill Christmas Carol. Kaaterskill Actors presents this Dickens’ classic tale of Christmas Past, Present and To Come. Written and directed by Jim Milton, Presented by the Catskill Mountain Foundation. All tickets are cash at the door. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Tannersville. Info: 917-687-6646, scroogeandson@yahoo.com, scroogeandson.com. $15/adults, $5/children. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Main Stage: Malcolm Bruce & Band. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7pm-10pm Matt Pond PA Record Release Show at Old Dutch Church. LP Release Celebration Winter Lives. Tickets available at eventbrite. com/e/matt-pond-pa-record-release-show-olddutch-church-tickets-28821413624. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St, Kingston. Info: teal.hutton@ gmail.com. $15. 7pm Old Chatham Quaker Meeting. Screening: “The Singing Revolution.” Potluck at 6pm. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. Info: 518-766-2992, oldchathamquakers.org. 7pm Saturday Night Jazz. NYC saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. A rotating roster of performers includes pianists John Esposito & Peter Tomlinson, guitarists Steve Raleigh & Peter Einhorn, bassists Lew Scott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville. Info: 518 678-3101. 7:15pm-10pm Saturday Night Jazz and Latin Dance. Featuring George Leary, Harvey Kaiser & Elliot Steel. No Cover. Station Bar and Curio, 101 Tinker St, Woodstock. 7:30pm The Kingston Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild Coffeehouse Series. Performances start with an open mic format (sign-up 7pm) before and after the featured performer, Terri and Steve Massardo. The Universalist Unitarian Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston. Info: 845-229-0170, hvfolks@aol.com. $6. 7:30pm-10:30pm Brother Sun at the Eighth Step. Presenting vocal harmony-instrumental sensation Brother Sun –Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor & Greg Greenway - in concert. Eighth Step at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady NY. Info: 518-434-1703, eighthstep@aol.com, 8thstep.orgp. Tickets are $26 advance / $28 day of show / $50 Gold Circle (front center seats). 7:30pm-10:30pm Dance For A Cause. Family of Woodstock invites you to dance for a cause. Help them fill the stockings for the children in shelters. Price of admission is a new toy or a donation. Music by Pops & the Weasels. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. 7:30pm-10pm Jazzstock presents Brazilian Jazz at Senate Garage. Featuring Maucha Adnet & The Brazilian Trio. Info: jazzstock.com. Senate Garage, 4 North Front St, Kingston. Info: 845-802-0029, senategarage.com. $35. 7:30pm A Christmas Story, The Musical. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Featuring Woodstock Playhouse Productions Holiday Cast 2016members and youth actors from the New York Conservatory for the Arts. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-6900, woodstockplayhouseboxoffice@gmail.com, woodstockplayhouse.org. $40 - $32 (plus $4 convenience charge.). 7:30pm-10:30pm Kingston: 1st Saturday Swing Dance. $10 admission includes basic lesson at 7:30 with instructors Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios. DJ dance til 10:30pm. No partner or dance experience necessary to attend. For more info visit got2lindy. com or call 845-236-3939. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester (Rt 9W), Kingston. Info: 845-236-3939, got2lindy.com. 7:30pm Hudson Valley English Country Dance. Caller: William Brearley. Band: Tiddley Pom: Stewart Dean on concertina, Sue Polansky on clarinet, Katie Jeannotte on piano and others. Workshop at 7pm. Reformed Church of Port Ewen, Salem Road, Port Ewen. Info: 845 679-8587. $10/adults, $5/students. 7:30pm-9:30pm Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles with Rich Hines and The Hillbilly Drifters. A Night of Traditional & Original Bluegrass Music. 2nd set at 8:30pm. No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-8811,

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8pm Unmasked. A new play from LGBTQ activist Raine Grayson. Unmasked! follows a femaleto-male transition story, exploring the complex timeline of coming out and the ripple effect it can have on others. General Admission seating is free on a first come, first serve basis. SUNY New Paltz/ Parker Theatre, New Paltz. Info: 845-489-5159.

9am-6pm Trees for Troops Program. Sponsored by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corp. Hurds Family Farm will be donating 200 Real Christmas Trees to troops and military families. Additional Info: 845-883-7825 or information@hurdsfamilyfarm.com. Hurds Family Farm, 2187 State Route 32, Modena. Info: 845-913-8312.

8pm Third Ghost CD Release Performance. Rosendale Cafe, 434 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845-658-9048.

10am-4pm Happy Holidays At The Depot in Hopewell Junction. Free of Charge. Hopewell Depot Restoration Dutchess Rail Trailhead, 36 Railroad Ave, Hopewell Junction. Info: 845-2267003, brudberg@optonline.net, HopewellDepot. org.

8pm-11pm Marc Delgado and Derek Knott. Marc Delgado is a traveling solo performer. In the last year & a half he has played over 200 shows. His songs are eclectic and unexpected. High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Road, High Falls. Info: 845-6872699, highfallscafe@earthlink.net, highfallscafe. com. Pass the hat. 8pm A Christmas Carol. New adaptation of Dickens’classic holiday favorite. Half Moon Theatre, Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park. Info: 845-235-9885, info@halfmoontheatre. org, halfmoontheatre.org. $18-$45 See website for seating chart. 8pm-10pm Clayton Bryant & Friends: Home For Holidays. Clayton Bryant (Oscar & Grammy Winning Best Documentary “20 Feet From Stardom) is taking the Pop/Rock/Soul world by storm. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill. $25, $15/senior/child. 8pm-10pm Matthew Shipp Trio. Jazz music. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church/Beacon, 17 South Ave, Beacon. Info: 2123536971, jameskeepnews@ yahoo.com, mst-in-beacon.bpt.me. $20adv, $25/ door. 8pm Every Christmas Story Ever Told. Play by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, & John K. Alvarezlay. Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical popculture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-5511, shadowlandstage.org. $39, $34. 9pm Elise Testone. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 5188284800, austin. helsinki@gmail.com, clubhelsinki.shop.ticketstoday.com/basket.aspx?Action=AddTickets&event Id=174530. $12, $15. 10pm Indian Music Concert: Late Night Ragas. The Woodstock Indian Music Circle welcomes, Japanese-Canadian musician Steve Oda, to the area in this special late night show! A master of the Sarode, the 27 stringed lute of Indian classical music, Steve is one of maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan’s most accomplished and devoted disciples. He will be accompanied by Ray Spiegel on tabla. Doors open at 9:30pm, $20, cash only please. First come first seated: floor, bolster or chair. Advanced reserve tix and seats online. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-6798700, woodstockyogacenter.com. 10pm Dance Party. Featuring DJ Majic Juan. Every Saturday night. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com.

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12am-3pm Amnesty International annual Global Write for Rights Campaign. Join the Mid-Hudson Valley chapter to write letters for the release of victims of human rights abuses. Last year of the ten cases for which letters were written half were successfully dismissed. For more information contact Ilgu Ozler at group1003@ aiusa.org. The Cafeteria, 58 Main St, New Paltz. 8am-5pm Second Annual Mitten Tree Clothing Drive for Family of Ellenville. Please bring a new or gently used pair of mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, scarves and socks to their farm, to decorate living trees until they are passed on to community members through Family of Ellenville. The farm also offers ten varieties of trees, both fresh-cut and cut-your-own and is open 9:30am on weekdays, 8am Saturday and Sunday, and closes at sunset. Bell’s Christmas Trees, 647 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord. Info: 845-389-5144, paulakbell@aol.com. 8am-11:30am Winter Pancake Breakfast. Middlehope Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 11 Lattintown Rd, Newburgh. Info: 845-562-7948. 8:30am-10am Santa Cares Event For Children with Special Needs and their Families. Children with special needs and their families are invited to attend a private photo session where extra care is taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children. Center Court (Santa Set). RSVP to www.santacares.com. Poughkeepsie Galleria, 2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. santacares.com. 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. 8:30am-9:30am Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-5906,

10am-4pm Christmas by the River. Line-up: Breakfast at Hose Co. #3 with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, 8am-12pm; Crafts & Unique Gifts from Vendors, 10am-4pm; Holiday Cookie Contest at the Reed Street town building, 12-2pm; Music at the Reed Street National Bank of Coxsackie branch, 12-3pm; Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Children’s Program at the Library, 1-2pm; & Tree Lighting at the gazebo in the park, 3pm; Festivities will also include - a petting zoo, face painting, letters to Santa, horse and buggy rides, bonfire, food trucks, & wreath auction. Downtown Coxsackie, Reed St, Coxsackie. Info: 518-4692720. 10am-5pm Annual Monastery Christmas Festival Fair. Offering 10 different varieties of artisanal vinegars produced at the Monastery available for sampling, monastery food products, creaches from around the world, cook books, and the newly released, Christ the Merciful by Brother Victor Antoine d���Avila-Latourrette will be available for purchase. Our Lady of the Resurrection Monastery, 246 Barmore Rd, Lagrangeville. ourladyoftheresurrectionmonastery.webs.com/ monasticvinegars.htm. 10am-6pm Art Foray: Art for All, All for Art. Hundreds of affordable works by 30 local artists and artisans. Free admission to Mohonk. Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 6825645613, thewiredgallery@gmail. com, facebook.com/events/1264886330244089/. 10am-3pm Hannukah Market and Bazaar. Crafts, gifts, baked goods, dreidels, gift wrap, candles, books, & jewelry. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2218, info@wjcshul.org, wjcshul. org. 10am-2pm Sunday Brunch @ The Falcon: Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 10am-12pm A Child’s Christmas. What is more magical then children at Christmas time? Children and their families will enjoy a stocking foot tour of the museum and read stories by the Christmas tree. Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10. Info: info@ friendsofclermont.org or 518-537-6622. Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Ave, Germantown. Info: 518-537-4240. $4. 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, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 10:15am-3:15pm Locust Grove’s Holiday Open House. All a glitter for the holidays! Featuring festive decorations and special exhibit from the museum collection; antique toys and games! . Selfguided tours, expert guides are stationed throughout the house to answer your questions, including a fact-filled hunt for kids! Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie. Info: info@lgny.org, lgny.org/. $11/adults, $6/children.

December 1, 2016 Breakfast Beverage Station, Continental Breakfast Station, Breakfast Buffet, Light Luncheon Selections Station, Assorted Dessert Station. Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s are included. Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center, 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-7722, dcspca.org/event/holiday-brunch. $65. 12pm-4pm Holiday Market in Ellenville. Local vendors of gifts and crafts, with a lesser emphasis on fruits and vegetables. WIC and seniors checks will accepted through November. Aroma Thyme Bistro will provide hot soup and the market will offer gift baskets on behalf of Tony & Nick’s Italian Kitchen, and a Christmas trees from a local vendor. Entertainment is planned. CenterMarket Street, Ellenville. Info: 845-668-0424, facebook.com/events/958323447646581/?active_ tab=discussion. 12pm-6pm Christmas in the Village. The holidays 1800’s style with costumed interpreters and Santa in the schoolhouse. Bring a donation for the food pantry. Free. Museum Village, Monroe. Info: 845-782-8248, museumvillage.org. 12pm-4pm A Gilded Age Christmas. Featuring lavish decorations and children’s programs, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations are done in turn-of-the-century style, recreating the atmosphere of holidays long-ago in one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley. Touring hours will be Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm (last entry at 3:30pm). Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion, Old Post Rd, Staatsburg. Info: 845-889-8851, nysparks. com/. $8/adults, $6/srs, free/12 & under. 12pm-5pm Kingston Model Railroad Club Annual Open House. Every weekend in November and the first weekend in December. View the 70-year-old O scale 2 rail model railroad layout. Everything from turn-of-the century steam power, to the most modern freight train, a huge circus train, their own Thomas-the-Tank Engine Model, and even Santa Claus has his own special train. A working trolley system and all of it runs through beautiful hand-crafted scenery representing much of the scenic Hudson Valley. Kingston Model Railroad Club, Susan St, Kingston. Info: 914-3883153, catman5308@yahoo.com. $6, $2/under 12. 12:30pm-6:30pm I Ching Readings and Tarot Readings with Timothy Liu. Walk-ins welcome or call to schedule an appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $60/1 hour, $40/45 minutes, $30/25 minutes. 12:45pm-2pm Free Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group in Saugerties. NVC is the work of Marshall Rosenberg and is also known as Compassionate Communication. Ongoing every 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month. Drop-ins welcome. Flatbush Reformed Church, 1844 Rt 32, Saugerties. Info: 914-584-9593. 1pm-5pm Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Family Friendly Holiday Social. Free and family-friendly fundraising event will feature crafts for kids, live music, the opportunity for children to visit Santa and have their photo taken, and a raffle featuring baskets of child-oriented gifts. The bar will be staffed by “celebrity” guest bartenders as you watch the game on the big screen All cash tips from the bar will directly benefit the Museum’s educational programs to connect children with nature. Newburgh Brewing Company, 88 S Colden St, Newburgh. Info: 845-534-5506 x204, hhnm.org. 1pm-6pm Nativity Scenes Display at Mariapolis Luminosa. Visit over 200 nativity scenes from around the world and enjoy Mariapolis Luminosa. Admission free, suggested donation $5. Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare Movement, 200 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park. Info: luminosa.office@gmail. com, focolare.org/mariapolisluminosa.

10:30am-12:30pm Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Sitting and walking meditation with short teaching and discussion from Pema Chodron books or video. Free and open to the public. Ongoing. Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale. Info: 845 658-8556, skylake.shambhala.org.

1pm A Charlie Brown Christmas. Come see the classic and timeless movie brought to life live on stage! The perfect holiday treat for you and your loved ones. Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-7870, www. showtix4u.com/boxoffice.php?submit=Search for Events&begin=1542968¤t_client=081334. $10, $8/senior/under 12.

10:45am-12pm District Superintendent Tim Riss to Speak. Reverend Tim Riss, District Superintendent of Catskill/Hudson District of the United Methodist Church to speak. New Paltz United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street, New Paltz. Info: (845) 419-5063, sharon.jean.roth@ gmail.com, newpaltzumc.org/.

1pm YMCA Reindeer Ramble 5k in Kingston. 5k run/walk in Midtown Kingston. Prizes to top male and female finisher per age group. All funds go to support the YMCA Strong Kids Scholarship Fund. YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, 507 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845-338-3810, ymcaulster. org/ymca-33rd-reindeer-ramble-2016/.

11am-4pm Annual Beekman Fire Company Auxiliary Cookies with Santa Event. Children’s craft corner and North Pole Mailbox. Beekman Fire Company Auxiliary, 316 Beekman Poughquag Rd, Poughquag. Info: 845-724-5891, beekmanauxiliary.wixsite.com/beekmanaux/ cookies-with-santa.

1pm-2pm Family Drum Circle with Otha Day. Join educator and musician Otha Day for a lively family drum circle workshop! Otha creates an environment of learning and playing the rhythms, songs, and chants from a diverse range of cultures, including West African, Native American, South American and Asian. Free and open to all! Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail. com.

11am-4pm Construction and Christmas Cookies. Special tours about the restoration project at the mansion. Refreshments courtesy of Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Association 20% off regular prices in the museum shop. Parking is limited – please consider car pooling. Free admission all day. For more information call 845-2297770. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park. nps.gov/.

1pm-3pm Penny Social. Sponsored by the White Eagle Ladies Auxiliary. White Eagle Hall, 487 Delaware Ave, Kingston, NY.

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, facebook.com/ConversationsOverCoffee/.

1pm-4pm “Merry & Bright” Wilderstein’s Holiday House Tours. Florists and designers dress the mansion in its holiday best. Each room is packed with period and modern decor showcasing the home’s elegance. Self-guided tours will run through the end of December. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-4818, wilderstein.org. $11/adults, $10/ students & srs, free/12 & under.

11:30am-3pm Annual Holiday Gift for the Animals Brunch. Help the homeless and abused animals of Dutchess County. Brunch includes:

1pm-4pm Dutch Christmas Open House. Holiday music by student musicians, hot mulled cider, homemade holiday cookies and fresh-baked


December 1, 2016 bread from the beehive oven. Free and open to the public. Elmendorph Inn, 7562 U.S. 9, Red Hook. Info: 845-758-1920, info@historicredhook.org.

stockplayhouseboxoffice@gmail.com, woodstockplayhouse.org. $40 - $32 (plus $4 convenience charge.).

1pm-4pm Christmas Tea and Open House. This historic stone house dating from the early 1800’s is beautifully decorated for the holidays. Come sip a hot cup of tea along with homemade sweets.www. Jacob T. Walden House, Walden. Info: 845-7787772, thewaldenhouse.org.

2pm-3:30pm Nada Yoga and Sound Healing with Lea Garnier. Merges asana sequences, pranayama and sacred healing to relax and unite our emotional, spiritual and physical bodies. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@ gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com.

1pm-4pm Staatsburgh’s Annual Holiday Whodunit. Children ages 6 to 11 and their family members are invited to solve a “history mystery.” The children become detectives, interviewing costumed interpreters, who portray Gilded Age house guests and servants. Children typically take 45 minutes to an hour to complete the program. The young detectives can enter a drawing, along with their guess as to “whodunit,” for prizes provided by the Friends of Mills Mansion and Oblong Books. Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion, Old Post Rd, Staatsburg. Info: 845-889-8851, nysparks.com/. $8/adults, $15/per family, up to 3 children. 1pm Chancellor’s 270th Birthday Party. Celebrate Chancellor Livingston’s 270th birthday with cake, a special tour, and crafts for kids. RSVP a space. Info: info@friendsofclermont.org or 518-537-6622. Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Ave, Germantown. Info: 518-537-4240. $7/adult, $6/srs & students, free/12 & under. 1pm A West Point Holiday. This concert is free and open to all. Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point. Info: 845-938-2617, westpointband.com. 1pm Sunday Football Brunch. Happy Hour begins from 6-8pm. No cover for this event. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com. 1pm-2pm Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Village Green, Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-7148, rizka@hvc.rr.com.

2pm Every Christmas Story Ever Told. Play by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, & John K. Alvarezlay. Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical popculture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-5511, shadowlandstage.org. $39, $34. 2:30pm-5pm Gong Bath Meditation with Ricarda O’Conner. A gong bath meditation restores the harmonic field of the body, recalibrating and rebalancing the body, mind and spirit. Pre-registration required. Suggested minimum donation $25. Mailing Info: your donation checks made out to RVHHC INC., along with your name and email address to Donna Cohen, 70 Duck Pond Rd, Stone Ridge, NY 12484. Lifebridge Sanctuary, 333 Mountain Road, Rosendale. Info: info@ rvhhc.org, rvhhc.org. 3pm-5pm Conservatory Weekends. Maestro Gerard Schwarz conducts Bard College Conservatory Orchestra musicians, performing works by Hanson, Sibelius, and Woodard ‘17. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Info: 845-758-7900, fishercenter@bard.edu, fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=131293. $15–$20.

1pm-3pm Calling All Knitters. Do you enjoy knitting? Knitters of all levels are invited to meet on the first and third Sundays of every month, 1-3pm. Come to share patterns and skills and to enjoy the company of others who share your interest. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-1489, eltinglibrary.org.

3pm Music Mix - Student Performances. Students across the many diverse styles studied in the SUNY New Paltz Department of Music - jazz, classical, music therapy, third stream and more - will perform as the fall ‘16 semester winds to a close. SUNY New Paltz/Studley Theater, New Paltz. Info: 845-257-2700, degnanl@newpaltz.edu. $8, $6/senior/faculty/staff, $3/student.

1pm-3pm Pallet Puppet Theatre offers Spanish Puppet Lesson. Ongoing on Sundays, 1-3pm. Materials for kids provided. The Green Palette,Medusa Antique Center Building, 215 Main St, New Paltz.

3pm-5pm Celebrating Shakespeare Part 3. Performance “King Lear” from Bard at the Bar. Free admission. Info: 845-255-8811. GomenKudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-8811, GKnoodles.com.

1:15pm-1:55pm Raconte-moi une Histoire. Join them for a bi-lingual French and English language story time of books, & songs and crafts. Drop-In program. No registration required. Newburgh Free Library/Storyhour Room, 124 Grand St, Newburgh. Info: 845-563-3601, ny.evanced.info/ newburgh/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=12396.

3pm Sounds of the Season. The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra brass section performs with the Mendelssohn Club of Kingston’s all male chorus. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St, Kingston. Info: info@ndsorchestra.org. $25/ adults, $20/srs, $5/students.

1:30pm-3:30pm Elting Library Scrabble Club. Ages 18 & up please. All levels of play welcome. Scrabbles sets provided. Meets in the Study Room. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-5030 ext. 2, eltinglibrary.org. 2pm Unmasked. A new play from LGBTQ activist Raine Grayson. Unmasked! follows a femaleto-male transition story, exploring the complex timeline of coming out and the ripple effect it can have on others. General Admission seating is free on a first come, first serve basis. SUNY New Paltz/ Parker Theatre, New Paltz. Info: 845-489-5159. 2pm-4pm Opening Reception: Watercolors in Rosendale. Featuring watercolor paintings by Staats Fasoldt. Show exhibits through December. Rosendale Cafe, 434 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845-658-8108, staats@hvc.rr.com, staatsfasoldt. com. 2pm Scrooge & Son, a Catskill Christmas Carol. Kaaterskill Actors presents this Dickens’ classic tale of Christmas Past, Present and To Come. Written and directed by Jim Milton, Presented by the Catskill Mountain Foundation. All tickets are cash at the door. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Tannersville. Info: 917-687-6646, scroogeandson@yahoo.com, scroogeandson.com. $15/adults, $5/children. 2pm A Christmas Carol. Presented by The Ulster Ballet Company. Advance tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for senior citizens, and UPAC/ Bardavon members. For groups of ten or more, and children 12 and under, tickets are $15. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults; and $22 for senior citizens, and UPAC/Bardavon members. For groups of ten or more, and children 12 and under, tickets are $18. Tix: ticketmaster.com or call 800-7453000. Info: ulsterballet.org, or contact ulsterballet@gmail.com. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845-339-6088. 2pm Mid Hudson Women’s Chorus Concert Yuletide Memories. Featuring special guests the Hudson Valley Youth Chorale. Snow date 12/5, 7:30pm. St. James United Methodist Church, 35 Pearl St (corner of Fair & Pearl sts), Kingston. Info: 845-382-2499, midhudsonwomenschorus. org. $10/adults, $8/srs & students. 2pm A Christmas Carol. New adaptation of Dickens’classic holiday favorite. Half Moon Theatre, Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park. Info: 845-235-9885, info@halfmoontheatre. org, halfmoontheatre.org. $18-$45 See website for seating chart. 2pm A Christmas Story, The Musical. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Featuring Woodstock Playhouse Productions Holiday Cast 2016members and youth actors from the New York Conservatory for the Arts. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-6900, wood-

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3pm Helena Baillie & Friend. Playing Ferdinand the Bull & other tales. Free admission. Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society, Inc, 6436 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-876-2870, info@rhinebeckmusic.org, helenabaillie.com. 3pm-5pm Mary Pickfor in “A Little Princess”. The Little Princess will be accompanied by two short subjects, including “The New York Hat,” and The Unchanging Sea.” Produced in 1917. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845-658-8989, info@rosendaletheatre.org, rosendaletheatre.org/. $7. 3pm Conservatory Weekends. Maestro Schwarz, music director of the All-Star Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony, will lead the Conservatory Orchestra in a performance of compelling, thought-provoking works. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Info: 845-7587900, fishercenter@bard.edu, fishercenter.bard. edu. $20-$15. 3pm Woodstock Ultimate Disc. Ongoing games -Sundays at 3pm. A free, casual, co-ed pickup game. Athletic Fields, 98 Comeau Dr, Woodstock. WoodstockUltimate.org. 3:30pm 58th Annual Handel’s Messiah Concert. Including Part I (Christmas portion) and “Hallelujah” Chorus - Orchestra, Organ and a United Festival Choir numbering over 150 singers featuring the Cadet Chapel Choir and numerous local oratorio societies and church choirs. Open to the public and free of charge (free-will offering accepted). West Point Cadet Chapel, West Point. Info: 845-938-7352, craig.williams@usma.edu.

tation of the Hudson River – whatever the river means to you! Return finished canvas by Fri. Dec. 2. Exchange ticket for canvas at the RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St. or Main St. Music, 393 Main St. Music (both in Beacon). Want another canvas? Want ten? Pick up extra canvases at either site for $5 each. Red Barn, Long Dock Rd, Beacon. Info: 845 527-8671, beaconsloopclub.org. $25. 5pm-6:30pm Restorative Yoga with Kate Hagerman. 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: 845-6798700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 6pm Reading Series - NEW16 Selects: Somersaulting by Liz Maestri. Presented by Tangent Theatre Company. New works showcase features original stories by emerging writers. Free admission, reservations are encouraged. For more info and to reserve: tangent -arts.org. Santa Fe, Tivoli. Info: 845-230-7020. MINNA Weekend of Workshop. Join us at the MINNA Studio for a weekend of workshops includ-

ing tapestry weaving, aromatherapy, embroidery, quilting, and natural dyes! MINNA Studio, 35 West Market Street, 3B, Red Hook. Info: info@minnagoods.com, minna-goods.com/collections/weekend-workshops. Prices vary according to workshop - take more than one and receive a discount! Ends at 7pm. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Underground: The Americana Music Sessions. Hosts: Jake & David Bernz. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 8pm Darol Anger’s 5th Annual Keepin’-It-Inthe-Fam Holiday Show. Featuring Tony Trischka, Emy Phelps, Ethan Jodziewicz and Grant Gordy. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 5188284800, austin.helsinki@gmail.com, clubhelsinki.shop.ticketstoday.com/basket.aspx ?Action=AddTickets&eventId=173358. $25,$20. 8pm Live Latin Jazz. Every Sunday! Happy Hour begins from 6-8pm. No cover for this event. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com.

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7:30am-8:30pm Free Weekly Community Meditation. All are welcome for silent sitting and walking meditation. For optional beginner instruction, please arrive at 7:20. Drop-in attendance welcome. Cushions, back-jacks, and chairs available. Donations welcome. Education Annex of Wellness Embodied, 126 Main St, New Paltz. wellnessembodiedcenter.com/community-meditation. 8:30am-9:30am Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-6795906. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. 9am-9:50am Senior Fit Dance for Seniors with Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Bring a mat. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 9:30am-5pm Second Annual Mitten Tree Clothing Drive for Family of Ellenville. Please bring a new or gently used pair of mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, scarves and socks to their farm, to decorate living trees until they are passed on to community members through Family of Ellenville. The farm also offers ten varieties of trees, both fresh-cut and cut-your-own and is open 9:30am on weekdays, 8am Saturday and Sunday, and closes at sunset. Bell’s Christmas Trees, 647 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord. Info: 845-389-5144, paulakbell@aol.com.

3:30pm-7:30pm Journey Blue Heaven & Emmaretta Marks Concert. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-3484.

9:30am-9:30pm Art is a Living System Workshop. A workshop led by Lisa Jacobson, where they will be composing a watershed story--a living system–-alive, evolving and sustainable. A follow up workshop is being planned, to be announced, for Spring 2017. Together through your unique expressions and experiences you will be revealing detailed information about every other element in the universe. You will be writing, drawing, painting and assembling using old beautiful books. Willow Drey Farm, Andes. catskillinterpretivecenter.org.

4pm Ars Choralis Yule Concert. Adult pre-paid tickets are $18; children pre-paid are $9. Adult tickets at the door are $20; children at the door are $10. Overlook United Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St, Woodstock. ArsChoralis.org.

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. Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston. Info: 845 399-2805, ssipkingston.org.

4pm-6pm Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Sponsored by Birds of a Feather and Timekeeper Drums. Broadcast on Woodstock 104 at 8pm. All drummers, dancers are welcome. Meets every Sunday, 4-6pm. Admission is free, donations appreciated. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10am-6pm Art Foray: Art for All, All for Art. Hundreds of affordable works by 30 local artists and artisans. Free admission to Mohonk. Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 6825645613, thewiredgallery@gmail. com, facebook.com/events/1264886330244089/.

4pm Author Duet Series. Presented by Word Cafe. The final Duet has a unique twist: the co-hosts Nina Shengold & Jana Martin are hosting each other. They’ll read new work and lead a lively conversation about writing. Free. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8000, wordcafe.us. 5pm-8pm Little Boxes. An art event to raise funds to restore the Woody Guthrie. Includes a 3” x 3” canvas on which you will create your interpre-

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 Senior Drama with Edith LeFever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues & scenes. Interested seniors are welcome to sit in. Sponsored by Wood-

stock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 11am-6:45pm Private Shamanic Doctoring with shamanic healer Adam Kane. First Monday of every month. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $75/one hour session. 11am-12pm Chair Yoga with Kathy Foley. Chair yoga is a very helpful way for those who need extra support in enjoying the benefits of yoga. Using chairs for support. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 12:15pm Rhinebeck Rotary Club Meeting. Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill St, Rhinebeck. Info: 914 244-0333. 1pm Successful Aging. Kings Apartments, 20 Pine Dr, Pawling. Info: 845-855-7230. 1pm-2pm Needlework Group. Knitters, crocheters, rug hookers & stitchers of all types and beginners welcome. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 2pm Fats in the Cats Bicycle Club Annual Donation of Bikes for Kids. Each year the club donates 30 bicycles and helmets to be distributed to local children by CCS. Coordinated Children’s Services, 1081 Development Court, Kingston. Info: 845-798-8314, Chrissy.guarino@gmail.com. 2pm-5pm Nativity Scenes Display at Mariapolis Luminosa. Visit over 200 nativity scenes from around the world and enjoy Mariapolis Luminosa. Admission free, suggested donation $5. Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare Movement, 200 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park. Info: luminosa.office@gmail. com, focolare.org/mariapolisluminosa. 2pm-4pm Senior Painting. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 3pm-5pm Math Help. Get those pencils sharpened! Phyllis Rosato is here to answer all of your math questions, from kindergarten to calculus. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org. 3:30pm-4:30pm Amateur Guitar Jam. Join this casual gathering of acoustic musicians. Bring your own guitar. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 4pm-5pm Muay Thai for Kids. For ages 5 to 13. Children learn the basics of the art of the eight limbs with our knowledgeable instructors. Build confidence and personal strength. Free. Free ongoing class. Stockade, 302 Wall St, Kingston. stockademuaythai.com. 4:15pm-5:30pm 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, 4:15-5:30pm. 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford. $12/class. 5pm-6:30pm Talk: Learning to Move and Moving to Learn. By Karen Adolph of New York University. Infants learn to move in the context of continual development. Moreover, developmental changes in motor skills generate new opportunities for learning. A fruitful way to study these processes is to consider learning as embodied in the reality of infants’ growing and changing bodies, embedded in the practical exigencies of an ever-expanding physical environment, and enculturated by social interactions and culturally determined childrearing practices. SUNY New Paltz/Coykendall Science Building, New Paltz. Info: 845-257-3554, nasha@newpaltz.edu. 5:30pm-7:30pm Deck the Halls! Create Your Own Victorian Holiday Kissing Ball. Learn the secrets to making an old-fashioned kissing ball! They’re fragrant, beautiful, and not as hard to create as they look. Please bring gloves and pruning shears, or wire clippers if you have them; all other supplies will be provided. Class size is limited so register early! Registration deadline is November 23. Pre-registration is required to participate. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston. Info: 845-340-3990 ext. 335, dm282@cornell.edu, ulster.cce.cornell.edu/ events/2016/12/05/kissing-ball-workshop. $25. 5:30pm-7pm Kirtan Chanting. Offering local rotating Kirtan artists. Check Woodstock Yoga Center’s Facebook page to see who is chanting this week! Free, donations welcome. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-6798700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. 7pm Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Renewal. A film about the growth, destruction, and rebirth of the Rondout District in Kingston presented by the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society. At the Theater/Meeting Room in Building 6 at Vineyard Commons in Highland. Free admission & refreshments. Vineyard Commons, Theater/ Meeting Room in Building 6, Highland. Info: 845-255-7742, tolhps.org. 7pm December Exercise Class & Food Drive: Low Impact Aerobics/Strength Training. New Paltz Elks Lodge is sponsoring “Improve your Health and Improve Life for Others” event at the same time! Participate in aerobics & strength training or step aerobics - admission is by donation of any non-perishable food items, donated items will help neighbors in need, via local food pantries. Classes are open to everyone. Line-up: Step-Aerobics, Saturdays through 12/17, 8am; Low


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Impact Aerobics/Strength Training, Mondays through 12/19, 7pm & Wednesdays through 12/21, 7pm. Info: call Susan Loxley-Friedle at 845-2559317. New Paltz Elks Lodge, 290 State Rt 32 S, New Paltz. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Underground: Songwriter Sessions. Host: Casey Erdmann. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-2367970, liveatthefalcon.com. 8pm Industry Night at The Lodge. Featuring live funk with Fishin’ Chicken. Happy Hour all Night! Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com.

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9am-10am 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. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 9:30am-11am Level I Yoga with Terry Fister. Taught in the Iyengar style. 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, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 9:30am-5pm Second Annual Mitten Tree Clothing Drive for Family of Ellenville. Please bring a new or gently used pair of mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, scarves and socks to their farm, to decorate living trees until they are passed on to community members through Family of Ellenville. The farm also offers ten varieties of trees, both fresh-cut and cut-your-own and is open 9:30am on weekdays, 8am Saturday and Sunday, and closes at sunset. Bell’s Christmas Trees, 647 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord. Info: 845-389-5144, paulakbell@aol.com. 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. Plaza Diner, New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-0609. 9:30am The Saugerties Seniors Meeting. Settled and Serving in Place (SSIP)is a social selfhelp group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Village Diner, Main St, Saugerties. Info: 845 255-0609. 9:30am Gyrotonic Tower Class. Using natural body spinal movements to decompress and strengthen the spine. It emphasizes full mobility of the joints and lengthening of the fascia and skeletal system. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com.

legal notices LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the resolution published herewith has been adopted by the County Legislature of the County of Ulster, New York, on October 18, 2016 and approved by the County Executive on October 24, 2016, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution 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 Constitution. Dated: December 1, 2016 Kingston, New York Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Ulster County Legislature Resolution No. 440 October 18, 2016 Authorizing The Replacement Of The Water Storage Tank At The Ulster County Community College Campus At SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge, In And For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $300,000.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $300,000.00 Bonds Of Said County To Pay The Cost Thereof Referred to: The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators Allen, Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs, Maio, and Maloney) Chairman of the Public Works and Capital Projects Committee, Dean J. Fabiano, and Deputy Chairman Peter M. Loughran offer the following: WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 439 dated and duly adopted on the date hereof, the County Legislature of the County of Ulster, New York has established Capital Project No. 485 for the replacement of the water storage tank at the Ulster County Community College campus at SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge; and WHEREAS, the capital project hereinafter described, as proposed, has been determined to be a Type II Action pursuant to the regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation promulgated pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, which regulations state that Type II Actions will not have a significant effect on the environment; and WHEREAS, it is now desired to authorize the

10am-6pm Art Foray: Art for All, All for Art. Hundreds of affordable works by 30 local artists and artisans. Free admission to Mohonk. Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 6825645613, thewiredgallery@gmail. com, facebook.com/events/1264886330244089/. 10am-12pm Look Good Feel Better. A free program designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. You will learn specific techniques to help make the most of your appearance while undergoing treatment. MidHudson Regional Hospital/ Herb and Sue Ann Redl Center for Cancer Care, 19 Baker Ave, Poughkeepsie. lookgoodfeelbetter.org. 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. Info: 845 744-3055. 10:30am-11:30am Together Tuesdays. Janice leads this story, craft, and play hour for kids birth through preschool. Come join the friendly gang of local parents. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811, phoenicialibrary.org. 10:30am Pilates Equipment Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 12pm-6pm Private Spirit Guide Readings with psychic medium Adam Bernstein. First Tuesday of every month. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100. $75, $40/ half hour. 1pm-2:30pm Volunteer Orientation for local Food Pantries + Feeding Programs. Learn about how you can get involved in the many collaborative efforts to alleviate hunger and food insecurity in our community. The orientation will include both short-term and ongoing opportunities with local food pantries and feeding programs, as well as the Farm to Food Pantry Program. Family of Woodstock, 39 John St, Kingston. Info: 845-4810331, glean@ulstercorps.org. 1pm-2pm Esopus Artist Group. Join this ongoing session of art making. Bring your own supplies. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@ gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 2pm-5pm Nativity Scenes Display at Mariapolis Luminosa. Visit over 200 nativity scenes from around the world and enjoy Mariapolis Luminosa. Admission free, suggested donation $5. Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare Movement, 200 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park. Info: luminosa.office@gmail. com, focolare.org/mariapolisluminosa. 3pm-6pm Weekly Community Acupuncture with Kristin Misik. For details and to schedule appointments: wellnessembodiedcenter.com/

financing of such capital project; now, therefore be it RESOLVED, by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the total voting strength of the County Legislature of the County of Ulster, New York, as follows: Section 1. The replacement of the water storage tank at the Ulster County Community College campus at SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge, including incidental expenses in connection therewith, in and for the County of Ulster, New York, is hereby authorized at a maximum estimated cost of $300,000.00. Section 2. It is hereby determined that the plan for the financing of the aforesaid maximum estimated cost is by the issuance of $300,000.00 of bonds of the County hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law; provided, however, that to the extent that any Federal or State or other grants-in-aid are received for such specific object or purpose, the ultimate amount of bonds to be issued pursuant to this resolution shall be reduced dollar for dollar. Section 3. It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid specific object or purpose is forty years, pursuant to subdivision 1 of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law. Section 4. The faith and credit of said County of Ulster, New York, are hereby irrevocable pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable. An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year. There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said County, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable. Section 5. Subject to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize the issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of the bonds herein authorized, including renewals of such notes, is hereby delegated to the Commissioner of Finance, the chief fiscal officer. Such notes shall be of such terms, form and contents, and shall be sold in such manner, as may be prescribed by said Commissioner of Finance, consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law. Section 6. All other matters except as provided herein relating to the serial bonds herein authorized including the date, denominations, maturities and interest payment dates, within the limitations prescribed herein and the manner of execution of the same, including the consolidation with other issues, and also the

accupuncture.html. Education Annex of Wellness Embodied, 126 Main St, New Paltz. wellnessembodiedcenter.com. 4pm-5pm Global History Regents Study Session. Dr. Mounkhall is offering sessions of 4 meetings to teach the skills needed to pass this test. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@ gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 4pm-5pm After School Tweens. Ages 9-12Event includes crafts, outdoor games, book discussions, movies, wii and informal hangouts. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 5:30pm-6:30pm MBA Information Session. The School of Business will be offering free information sessions to provide students and community members with an overview of the master of business administration degree (MBA) program. The MBA information sessions will address questions about academic advising, internship placement opportunities and the various options for program completion. Those planning to attend an information session should contact the School of Business. SUNY New Paltz/van den Berg Hall. Info: 845-2572968, mba@newpaltz.edu. 6pm-7:30pm Hudson Area Library’s New Free Family Program: Music & Stories from the Americas. Families will learn about people in the Americas through children’s stories, history, food, and music. This program is in English & Spanish. Free. Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street, Hudson. Info: 518-828-1792, brenda.shufelt@ hudsonarealibrary.org, hudsonarealibrary.org. 6pm-7pm Vinyasa Community Class with Selena Reynolds. An informative community class open to all levels. Reduced-price. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@ gmail.com, clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ ws?studioid=3496&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0. $8. 6pm-7pm Weekly Sitting Meditation w/ Walking Meditation. Instruction available. On-going Tues, 6-7pm. Free & open to the public. Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale. Info: 845 658-8556, skylake.shambhala.org. 6:30pm-7:30pm Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Meditation with Donna Sherman. $80, pre-registration required. This eight class series will meet twice a week for one hour - Monday & Wednesdays. $99/8 classes. This 8 class series will meet twice a week for one hour. Living Seed, New Paltz. Info: contact@thelivingseed.com. 7pm-9pm Sustainability Film Series: Just Eat It . Bring a reusable mug and your ideas for discussion after the film. Sponsored by Feed the Hudson Valley and Town of New Paltz Reuse and Recycling Center. Cafeteria Coffee House, 58 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-8456, recycling@

ability to issue serial bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, shall be determined by the Commissioner of Finance, the chief fiscal officer of such County. Such bonds shall contain substantially the recital of validity clause provided for in Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law, and shall otherwise be in such form and contain such recitals, in addition to those required by Section 51.00 of the Local Finance Law, as the Commissioner of Finance shall determine consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law. Section 7. The validity of such bonds and bond anticipation notes may be contested only if: 1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which said County is not authorized to expend money, or 2) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of publication of this resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or 3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. Section 8. This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150 2. Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein. Section 9. This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in summary form in the official newspaper(s) of such County, together with a notice of the Clerk of the County Legislature in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law. LEGAL NOTICE COUNTY OF ULSTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Local Law No. 13 of 2016, (A Local Law Amending The Code Of The County Of Ulster To Limit The Gifts That County Officers And Employees May Receive) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the County Executive of Ulster County, in the Ulster County Office Building, Legislative Chambers, 6th Floor, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York, on the 6th day of December 2016, at 10:00 A.M. on the following local law: Proposed Local Law No. 13 of 2016, (A Local Law Amending The Code Of The County Of Ulster To Limit The Gifts That County Officers And Employees May Receive)

December 1, 2016 townofnewpaltz.org. 7pm Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson. Info: 518-828-4800, info@helsinkihudson.com. 7pm Free Tuesday Evening Film Series: Speak Up For Israel. Learn how to effectively communicate for Israel (Let the Truth replace the negative narrative). Presented by the Federation’s Israel Advocacy Committee. Congregation Ahavath Israel, 100 Lucas Ave., Kingston. ucjf.org. 7pm-9pm Open Mic. On-going. Free admission. Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties. Info: 845 679-5906, jan@ kagyu.org. 7pm-8:30pm Weekly Opportunity Workshop. Learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Ongoing. Free to attend. Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz. 7:15pm Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company presents The Entertainer. Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne s modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845-6588989, info@rosendaletheatre.org, rosendaletheatre.org. $12. 7:30pm-8:30pm Meditation/Satsang. A rotating agenda each week, including a period of meditation and the study of sacred texts. Check Facebook to see what’s on for the week. Free, donations welcome. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. 8pm Fall Vocal Studio. The Department of Music presents an evening of student vocal performances of works from Italy, Germany, France, England and America, under the direction of Associate Professor Kent Smith. SUNY New Paltz/ Studley Theater, New Paltz. Info: 845-257-2700, degnanl@newpaltz.edu. $8, $6/senior/faculty/ staff, $3/student.

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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 warmups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 9:30am-5pm Second Annual Mitten Tree Clothing Drive for Family of Ellenville. Please bring a new or gently used pair of mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, scarves and socks to their farm, to

The local law is available for inspection by the public, during regular business hours, in the office of the County Executive, 244 Fair Street, 6th Floor, County Office Building, Kingston, New York, and can also be viewed on the County’s website at the following web address: http:// ulstercountyny.gov/sites/default/files/Proposed%20Local%20Law%20No.%2013%20 of%202016%20-%20Gifting%20Limit_0.pdf. All interested parties shall have an opportunity to be heard on said local law at the time and place aforesaid. DATED: December 1, 2016 Michael P. Hein County Executive Kingston, New York LEGAL NOTICE COUNTY OF ULSTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. 17 of 2016 (A Local Law Prohibiting Cyber-Bullying In Ulster County) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on Proposed Local Law No. 17 of 2016, (A Local Law Prohibiting Cyber-Bullying In Ulster County), on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 6:10 PM or as soon thereafter as the public can be heard, in the Legislative Chambers, 244 Fair Street, 6th Floor, County Office Building, Kingston, New York. The proposed local law is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature, 244 Fair Street, 6th Floor, County Office Building, Kingston, New York, where the same is available for public inspection during regular office hours and is available online at http://ulstercountyny. gov/legislature/2016/resolution-no-4241 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons and citizens interested shall have an opportunity to be heard on said proposed local law at the time and place aforesaid. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the requirements of the Open Meetings Law of the State of New York, that the Ulster County Legislature will convene in public meeting at the time and place aforesaid for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the proposed local law described above and, as deemed advisable by said Ulster County Legislature, taking action on the enactment of said local law. DATED: December 1, 2016 Kingston, New York Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Ulster County Legislature LEGAL NOTICE COUNTY OF ULSTER


December 1, 2016 decorate living trees until they are passed on to community members through Family of Ellenville. The farm also offers ten varieties of trees, both fresh-cut and cut-your-own and is open 9:30am on weekdays, 8am Saturday and Sunday, and closes at sunset. Bell’s Christmas Trees, 647 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord. Info: 845-389-5144, paulakbell@aol.com. 9:30am-11am Vinyasa Level I-II Yoga with Alison Sinatra. Ideal for students transitioning from beginner to intermediate. Asanas are explored with increasing detail and a slower flowing sequence. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 9:30am-10:30am ACTing Up! Free weekly program for 2-4-year-olds and their adults Weekly sessions running through. Creative time of songs, stories, games and crafts all facilitated by Jessica Coons. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. www.athensculturalcenter.org. 10am-6pm Art Foray: Art for All, All for Art. Hundreds of affordable works by 30 local artists and artisans. Free admission to Mohonk. Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 6825645613, thewiredgallery@gmail. com, facebook.com/events/1264886330244089/. 10:30am-11:30am Senior Strengthening with Linda Sirkin. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 11am Winter Exhibit. Group exhibit featuring some of the region’s artists working in a variety of media. Kate Hamilton, Andrea Moreau, Louise Laplante, Elizabeth Coyne, Laura Von Rosk and Eileen Murphy offer a mix of both large scale fabric installation and finely detailed drawings, painting and collage. T. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street, Hudson. Info: 518-828-1915, carriehaddadgallery@gmail.com, carriehaddadgallery.com/index.cfm?method=Exhibit.Exhibit Description&ExhibitID=C7980DCD-F439-039D220A03B06478BE83. 11:30am-12:45pm Gentle Yoga with Donna Sherman. Living Seed, New Paltz. Info: contact@ thelivingseed.com. 12pm Woodstock Senior Citizens’ Club Meeting. The Kingston Singers will perform. Mescal Hornbook Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY. Info: 845-679-8537. 12pm-1pm Yoga Rolla with Terry Fister. A series of SOFT foam rolling exercises designed to address excessive tension and soreness which can inhibit proper alignment. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 12pm Rotary Club of Kingston Meeting. Fellow-

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. 14 OF 2016, (A Local Law of the County of Ulster for the Regulation of Pet Sellers) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on Proposed Local Law No. 14 of 2016, (A Local Law of the County of Ulster for the Regulation of Pet Sellers), on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 6:05 PM or as soon thereafter as the public can be heard, in the Legislative Chambers, 244 Fair Street, 6th Floor, County Office Building, Kingston, New York. The proposed local law is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature, 244 Fair Street, 6th Floor, County Office Building, Kingston, New York, where the same is available for public inspection during regular office hours and is available online at http://ulstercountyny. gov/legislature/2016/resolution-no-3912 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons and citizens interested shall have an opportunity to be heard on said proposed local law at the time and place aforesaid. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the requirements of the Open Meetings Law of the State of New York, that the Ulster County Legislature will convene in public meeting at the time and place aforesaid for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the proposed local law described above and, as deemed advisable by said Ulster County Legislature, taking action on the enactment of said local law. DATED: December 1, 2016 Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Kingston, New York Ulster County Legislature LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the resolution published herewith has been adopted by the County Legislature of the County of Ulster, New York, on October 18, 2016 and approved by the County Executive on October 24, 2016, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution 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 Constitution. Dated: December 1, 2016 Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

ALMANAC WEEKLY ship, lunch, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. Meets every Wed at 12 noon. Christina’s Restaurant, 812 Ulster Ave, Kingston. kingstonnyrotary.org.

players from 3-4:30pm; Beginners will meet 4:30-5:30pm. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845 255-1255, librarian@gardinerlibrary.org.

12:30pm-2pm Sweetness Without the Sugar: Supporting Healing Nutrition. With Professional Chef and Certified Health Coach Cathy Vogt, held at New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veteran’s Lane. Suggested Donation $15. Part of Ongoing Living Wellness Series offered by Education Annex of Wellness Embodied: A Center for Psychotherapy and Healing, New Paltz. Advance registration: wellnessembodiedcenter.com/livingwellness.html\. Education Annex of Wellness Embodied, 126 Main St, New Paltz.

4pm-7pm Darmstadt Annual Holiday Open House & Grand Opening Of The Learning Station. Darmstadt Shelter, 40 Thomas St, Kingston.

1pm-3pm Game Day. Bring your games and friends. All welcome. Seniors encouraged to come. Refreshments will be provided. Put on by Lifetime Learning Institute. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, nlane@rcls.org, facebook.com/ events/1216235455131401/. 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. Info: 845 647-3902. $1. 2pm-5pm Nativity Scenes Display at Mariapolis Luminosa. Visit over 200 nativity scenes from around the world and enjoy Mariapolis Luminosa. Admission free, suggested donation $5. Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare Movement, 200 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park. Info: luminosa.office@gmail. com, focolare.org/mariapolisluminosa. 2pm-3:30pm Mah Jongg. Learn to play this ancient Asian game. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 2:30pm-4:30pm Investment Competition. The School of Business will host a student Investment Competition as the culmination of the Investment Initiative course (BUS 376), a 1-credit course offered each fall that provides business students with an introduction to real-world investing strategy. Teams will present the portfolios they created and actively traded throughout the semester, as well as their investment strategy, to a panel of judges for the chance to win a scholarship. The Competition event is free to attend and open to the public. SUNY New Paltz/van den Berg Hall. Info: 845-257-2932, nuttingl@newpaltz.edu. 3pm-8pm Author Talks in Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor. Two talks the first at 3pm: Julia C. Tobey, editor of Captain McCrea’s War & 7pm: Matthew Dallek, author of Defenseless Under the Night. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park. Info: 800-337-8474, fdrlibrary.org.

4:30pm-6pm Iyengar Yoga Level II with Barbara Boris. For more advanced students who are well-practiced in Iyengar Yoga. 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. 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. 5pm-6pm Juggling & Hula-Hooping. Learn and practice juggling & hula-hooping- for adults. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 5pm-6pm Beginner Muay Thai for Adults. For ages 14 to 65. Learn the ancient martial art of Muay Thai in this high intensity class. Students of all levels and abilities are welcome. Free ongoing class. Stockade, 302 Wall St, Kingston. stockademuaythai.com. 5:15pm-6:15pm Italian Conversation Class. Weekly class is designed for people who have some knowledge of the Italian language and would like to improve their conversational skills. Taught by Dr. Ornella Lepri Mazzuca. Held in the library community room. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, nlane@ rcls.org, gardinerlibrary.org. 5:30pm-7:30pm Prenatal Class. Ongoing on Wednesdays. Mackintosh Community Room, 147 Lake St, Newburgh. Info: 845 563-8043. 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. Info: 845 679-9534. 6pm-8pm Movie: The Matrix. Starring Keanu Reeves. Rated R. Part of Computer Science Education Week, celebrating with a series of tech-themed movies. Free admission. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail. com, tivolilibrary.org.

3pm The Chess Club. For experienced adult

6pm-8pm Seekers and Readers Circle. First Wednesday of every month. Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. This month’s book selection is The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer. Free and open to all who wish to participate. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2100.

Kingston, New York Ulster County Legislature Resolution No. 442 - October 18, 2016 Authorizing The Replacement Of Windows At The Ulster County Community College Campus At SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge, In And For The County Of Ulster, New York, At A Maximum Estimated Cost Of $668,000.00, And Authorizing The Issuance Of $668,000.00 Bonds Of Said County To Pay The Cost Thereof Referred to: The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators Allen, Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs, Maio, and Maloney) Chairman of the Public Works and Capital Projects Committee, Dean J. Fabiano, and Deputy Chairman Peter M. Loughran offer the following: WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 441 dated and duly adopted on the date hereof, the County Legislature of the County of Ulster, New York has established Capital Project No. 486 for the replacement of windows at the Ulster County Community College campus at SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge; and WHEREAS, the capital project hereinafter described, as proposed, has been determined to be a Type II Action pursuant to the regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation promulgated pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, which regulations state that Type II Actions will not have a significant effect on the environment; and WHEREAS, it is now desired to authorize the financing of such capital project; now, therefore be it RESOLVED, by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the total voting strength of the County Legislature of the County of Ulster, New York, as follows: Section 1. The replacement of windows at the Ulster County Community College campus at SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge, including incidental expenses in connection therewith, in and for the County of Ulster, New York, is hereby authorized at a maximum estimated cost of $668,000.00. Section 2. It is hereby determined that the plan for the financing of the aforesaid maximum estimated cost is by the issuance of $668,000.00 of bonds of the County hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law; provided, however, that to the extent that any Federal or State or other grants-in-aid are received for such class of objects or purposes, the ultimate amount of bonds to be issued pursuant to this resolution shall be reduced dollar for dollar. Section 3. It is hereby determined that the

period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid class of objects or purposes is twenty-five years, pursuant to subdivision 12(a)(1) of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law. Section 4. The faith and credit of said County of Ulster, New York, are hereby irrevocable pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable. An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year. There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said County, a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable. Section 5. Subject to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize the issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of the bonds herein authorized, including renewals of such notes, is hereby delegated to the Commissioner of Finance, the chief fiscal officer. Such notes shall be of such terms, form and contents, and shall be sold in such manner, as may be prescribed by said Commissioner of Finance, consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law. Section 6. All other matters except as provided herein relating to the serial bonds herein authorized including the date, denominations, maturities and interest payment dates, within the limitations prescribed herein and the manner of execution of the same, including the consolidation with other issues, and also the ability to issue serial bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, shall be determined by the Commissioner of Finance, the chief fiscal officer of such County. Such bonds shall contain substantially the recital of validity clause provided for in Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law, and shall otherwise be in such form and contain such recitals, in addition to those required by Section 51.00 of the Local Finance Law, as the Commissioner of Finance shall determine consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law. Section 7. The validity of such bonds and bond anticipation notes may be contested only if: 1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which said County is not authorized to expend money, or 2) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of publication of this resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or 3) Such obligations are authorized in viola-

31 6pm-7pm Teen Program. Includes 3-D Modeling Projects, Advisory Board, Robot Club, Games & even Pizza! Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. Info: 845-338-5580, organizedmode@gmail.com, esopuslibrary.org. 6pm-7:30pm Creative Seed Support Workgroup. For artists to voice their works in progress in a supportive environment. For Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors.Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center. Meets Wednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: Patricebluemaltas@gmail. com, bluehealing.co. 6:15pm Pilates Equipment Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 6:30pm-8pm Yin Yoga with Diane Davis. A slow, steady class that gently stimulates connective tissues to make them stronger, while cultivating mindfulness and awareness. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-6798700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 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. Free /donations welcomed. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8989, Meetup.flowingspirit. com. 7pm Deepest History of the Hudson Valley by Dr. Thomas Mounkhall. Historian and member of the New Paltz Historical Society, Dr.Thomas Mounkhall will talk about the role World History played in the Hudson Valley. Free and open to the public. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz. 7pm-10pm Live @ The Falcon Underground: Songwriter Sessions. Songwriter Showcase. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-2367970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7pm December Exercise Class & Food Drive: Low Impact Aerobics/Strength Training. New Paltz Elks Lodge is sponsoring “Improve your Health and Improve Life for Others” event at the same time! Participate in aerobics & strength training or step aerobics - admission is by donation of any non-perishable food items, donated items will help neighbors in need, via local food pantries. Classes are open to everyone. Line-up: Step-Aerobics, Saturdays through 12/17, 8am; Low Impact Aerobics/Strength Training, Mondays through 12/19, 7pm & Wednesdays through 12/21, 7pm. Info: call Susan Loxley-Friedle at 845-2559317. New Paltz Elks Lodge, 290 State Rt 32 S, New Paltz. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Main Stage: Louis

tion of the provisions of the Constitution. Section 8. This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150 2. Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein. Section 9. This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in summary form in the official newspaper(s) of such County, together with a notice of the Clerk of the County Legislature in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law. LEGAL NOTICE Section I Notice to Bidders The Board of Trustees of Ulster County Community College (in accordance with Section 103 of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law) hereby invites the submission of sealed bids for Veterinary Technology Equipment. Bids will be received until 11:00 am the 15th of December, 2016 at the Dean of Administration Office in 212 Clinton Hall, at which time and place all bids will be opened. Specifications and bid form may be obtained from the same office, 845-687-5109 or tagliafn@sunyulster.edu. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Any bid submitted will be binding for 30 days subsequent to the date of bid opening. Dated: November 21, 2016 AA/EOE LEGAL NOTICE Section I Notice to Bidders The Board of Trustees of Ulster County Community College (in accordance with Section 103 of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law) hereby invites the submission of sealed bids for Housekeeping Supplies. Bids will be received until 11:00 am the 15th of December, 2016 at the Vice President for Administrative Services in 212 Clinton Hall, at which time and place all bids will be opened. Specifications and bid form may be obtained from the same office, 845-6875187 or gallarts@sunyulster.edu. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Any bid submitted will be binding for 30 days subsequent to the date of bid opening. Dated: November 28, 2016 AA/EOE


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Walker & Friends. Featuring ‘King’ Solomon Hicks. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7pm-11pm Music by DJ Madd Mike. Mahoney’s Irish Pub and Steakhouse, 35 Main St, Poughkeepsie. 7pm New Paltz Historical Society Meeting. Meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of each month. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz. 7pm-11pm Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Cafe, 434 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845 658-9048. 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. Rondout Municipal Center, 1915 Lucas Ave, Cottekill. Info: 845 616-0710. $6. 7pm-8pm Meditation and the Spiritual Path of Cafh. Learn the Discursive Meditation, a technique designed to explore from within the fundamental and transcendent issues of our lives. A dialogue follows the meditation. Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7-8pm. Cafh Retreat House, 146 Kerley Corners Rd, Tivoli. Info: 845 481-0580, CafhHudsonValley@gmail. com. 7pm “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” Class. On-going. 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. 8/wk curriculum. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-5906, jan@kagyu.org. 7:15pm Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company presents The Entertainer. Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne s modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845-6588989, info@rosendaletheatre.org, rosendaletheatre.org. $12. 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, Free /donations welcomed. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-8989, Meetup.flowingspirit.com. 7:30pm Chess Club. Meets every Wednesday at 7:30pm. Free admission. Woodland Pond at New Paltz/ Performing Arts Center, New Paltz. Info: 845-419-2737, albiebar@aol.com. 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. 8:30pm-11pm Live at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company: Acoustic Jazz Trio. Featuring Syracuse/Siegel Duo, bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. No cover or minimum! Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-7969. 10pm Reggae Night. Featuring Queen Tubby spinning vintage vinyl every Wednesday starting at 10pm. No cover. Happy Hour from 6-8 pm. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, lodgewoodstock.com.

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Winter Exhibit. Group exhibit featuring some of the region’s artists working in a variety of media. Kate Hamilton, Andrea Moreau, Louise Laplante, Elizabeth Coyne, Laura Von Rosk and Eileen Murphy offer a mix of both large scale fabric installation and finely detailed drawings, painting and collage. T. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street, Hudson. Info: 518-828-1915, carriehaddadgallery@gmail.com, carriehaddadgallery.com/index.cfm?method=Exhibit.Exhibit Description&ExhibitID=C7980DCD-F439-039D220A03B06478BE83. 5:30am-7:30pm Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event. Holiday edition of wine pairing and food samplings, featuring local chefs! Inspired by heirloom vegetables from the Locust Grove Estate kitchen gardens. Chef Tomas Monosi of Tomas’ Tapas Bar will create three treats for you to sample, each paired with wines by Kevin Hall of South Side Wine and Spirits. Guests will also be treated to a self-guided tour of the historic mansion, extravagantly decorated for the holidays. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie. Info: info@lgny.org, lgny.org/. $32/adv, $35/door. 6:30am-8am Mysore Ashtanga Practice. Intended to help you build a personal, self-led practice. A teacher is on hand to guide you along. Meets every Mon-Thur, 6:30-8am. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, woodstockyogacenter.com. 8am-9am Senior Feel Good Aerobics with Diane Collelo. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 8:30am-9:30am Free Daily Silent Sitting Medi-

tation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845 679-5906, jan@kagyu.org. 9am-9:50am 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. $8. 9am-11:15am New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rt 32, New Paltz. HudsonValleyParents.com. 9:30am-5pm Second Annual Mitten Tree Clothing Drive for Family of Ellenville. Please bring a new or gently used pair of mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, scarves and socks to their farm, to decorate living trees until they are passed on to community members through Family of Ellenville. The farm also offers ten varieties of trees, both fresh-cut and cut-your-own and is open 9:30am on weekdays, 8am Saturday and Sunday, and closes at sunset. Bell’s Christmas Trees, 647 Mettacahonts Rd, Accord. Info: 845-389-5144, paulakbell@aol.com. 9:30am-10:30am 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. Woodstock Town Hall. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 10am-6pm Art Foray: Art for All, All for Art. Hundreds of affordable works by 30 local artists and artisans. Free admission to Mohonk. Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz. Info: 6825645613, thewiredgallery@gmail. com, facebook.com/events/1264886330244089/. 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, taraspayneuter.org. 10am-11am Women’s Yoga with Cory Smith. A variation of Gentle Yoga, this is a sacred space for women to deepen their spiritual practice while enhancing their health and well-being. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail. com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $8. 10am-11:30am Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston. Info: 845 679-6250. $12 for one or $22 for two. 10am-2pm Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads. Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Drop in any time between 10am & 2pm! Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845 757-3771, tivolilibrary.org. $1 suggested donation. 10am Reformed Church of Saugerties’ Adult Bible Study. Ongoing, every Thursday at 10 am. Current study: Book of Jeremiah. Everyone is welcome. Contact Lecia Siebeking for more information 845 246-5975. Reformed Church of Saugerties, Parish Hall, Saugerties. 12pm-4pm A Gilded Age Christmas. Featuring lavish decorations and children’s programs, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations are done in turn-of-the-century style, recreating the atmosphere of holidays long-ago in one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley. Touring hours will be Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm (last entry at 3:30pm). Staatsburgh State Historic Site / Mills Mansion, Old Post Rd, Staatsburg. Info: 845-889-8851, nysparks. com/. $8/adults, $6/srs, free/12 & under. 12:15pm-12:45pm Free Weekly Community Meditation. All are welcome for half-hour of silent sitting meditation. Drop-in attendance welcome. Cushions, back-jacks, and chairs available. Admission by donation. Education Annex of Wellness Embodied, 126 Main St, New Paltz. wellnessembodiedcenter.com/community-meditation. 12:30pm Old Dutch Village Garden Club Regular Meeting. Held the second Thursday of each month at 12:30pm. All meetings are free and open to the public, visitors welcome! St. John’s Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Rd N, Red Hook. Info: 845 758-1184, olddutchvillagegc@gmail. com. 1pm-2pm Cochlear Implants or Hybrid Devise? Hearing Loss Support Group. Speaker: Chris Hasson from Cochlear Americas who helps assess if those with poor hearing can use a cochlear implant or hybrid device. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Info: 845-255-1255, nlane@rcls.org, facebook.com/ events/211132532662383/. 1pm-4pm 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. Woodstock Rescue Squad Community Room, 222 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2880. $1 donation. 2pm-5pm Nativity Scenes Display at Mariapolis Luminosa. Visit over 200 nativity scenes from around the world and enjoy Mariapolis Luminosa. Admission free, suggested donation $5. Mariapolis

Luminosa of the Focolare Movement, 200 Cardinal Rd, Hyde Park. Info: luminosa.office@gmail. com, focolare.org/mariapolisluminosa. 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. Info: 845 246-4317, saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 4pm-8pm Panera Fundraising Night – Family Of Woodstock. Bring this flyer when you dine with them and they’ll donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. Please hand in a hard copy or show an electronic version of this flyer upon placing your order. http://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ panera-flyer.jpg. Panera Bread, 1151 Ulster Ave, Ulster. PaneraBread.com/fundraiser. 4pm-8pm Made in Kingston. In addition to more than four dozen artists, the evening will feature food, beverages, & musical entertainment. Free. Ferrovia Studios, 17 Railroad Ave, Kingston. Info: 845-331-2238, pat@courtneystrong.com. 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 Free Fitness Class. Drop in for a workout on Mondays at 4:30 pm & 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. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties. Info: 845 246-4317, saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 5pm-6pm Sacred Movement and Alignment with Clyde Forth. We will work with postural alignments and their relationship to expressive movement and balance to build strength and increase mobility. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18. 5:15pm Pilates Equipment Group Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 5:30pm-7:30pm “Sunset Sensations” Wine and Food Series. Tomas Monosi of Tomas Tapas Bar. Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. Res suggested. Locus Grove Mansion Lawn, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-454-4500, www.lgny.org. $32/$35 at the door. 6pm-7:30pm Movie: Hackers. Rated PG-13. Part of Computer Science Education Week, celebrating with a series of tech-themed movies. Free admission. Tivoli Free Library, Watts dePeyster Hall, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845-757-3771, tivoliprograms@gmail.com, tivolilibrary.org.

December 1, 2016 Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz. Info: 845 255-8811, GKnoodles.com. 7pm-8:30pm Meeting of MERC (Middle East Crisis Response). A group of Hudson Valley residents joined together to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-876-7906, mideastcrisis.org. 7pm Exploring Universal Themes of Advent Special Invitation to “Nones and Dones”. Religions of the world assist people in seeking and finding meaning in life. Read from secular as well as a variety of sacred writings to consider what others have said through the ages, and to ponder for ourselves what they mean to us in today’s world. No evangelism, no pressure; just honest from-the-heart conversations about things that matter. Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St., Saugerties. 7pm Live @ The Falcon Main Stage: Split Bill. Buffalo Stack and Jeremy Baum’s JB3 Trio. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-2367970, liveatthefalcon.com. 7pm Thursday Night Live: Terrorism is Nothing New. Terrorism, from the French Revolution to the Present. Focusing on developments since 9/11 by Dr. Brownstein, ecently retired as Chairman of Political Science and International Relations at SUNY New Paltz and has taught at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.This presentation is fascinating! Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. New Paltz Jewish Community Center, 30 N Chestnut St, New Paltz. 7pm-9pm Jim Pospisil. Singer songwriter. High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Road, High Falls. Info: 845-687-2699, highfallscafe@earthlink.net, highfallscafe.com. Pass the hat. 7pm-11pm A Not Too OPEN MIC! Hosted by Ras T Asheber. Calling ALL Rappers, Poets, Story Tellers, Actors, Comedians, Singers and Players of Instruments, Every Thursday night, 8pm - 11pm. Artists sign up 7pm - 8pm. For info call/text 212-920-1221 or email showtime@gothamcitywork.com. No cover. Woodstock Lodge, 20 Country Club Ln, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2814, thelodgewoodstockny@gmail.com, thelodgewoodstock.com/. 7pm The Acquaintances. Acoustic. Keegan Ales, 20 Saint James St, Kingston. 7pm Bingo! Meet the 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Prizes & food. Sponsored by the Beekman Fire Company Auxiliarly Inc. Beekman Fire House, 316 Beekman- Poughquag Rd, Poughquag. 7:30pm SUNY Ulster Chorus and Guitar Ensemble. Enjoy a tapestry of many moods and themes performed by the College Chorus under the direction of Janet Gehres and SUNY Ulster’s Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Greg Dinger. SUNY Ulster Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-5000. 7:30pm Holiday Memories. This Kaliyuga Arts production is directed by John Sowle. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill. Info: 518-943-3818, BridgeSt.org. $20, $10/21 & under.

6pm-7:30pm Level I-II Yoga with Jory Serota. Taught in the Iyengar style and aimed at those with some experience in, or desire to learn, Iyengar Yoga. Basic postures are refined. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Info: 845-6798700, woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com, woodstockyogacenter.com. $18.

7:30pm SUNY Ulster Chorus and Guitar Ensemble. A tapestry of many moods and themes performed by the College Chorus under the direction of Janet Gehres and SUNY Ulster’s Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Greg Dinger. SUNY Ulster/Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-5000.

6pm-7pm Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Ongoing. Free and open to the public. Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale. Info: 845 658-8556, skylake.shambhala.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. Free, $5 donation welcome. All proceeds go directly to FOW. Ongoing. Family of Woodstock, 39 John St, Kingston. Info: 845 706-2183.

6pm Tasty Tunes Open Mic. Each musician gets to perform 2 songs or 10 minutes (whichever comes first) of family friendly music. Meets every Thursday night at 6pm. Sign up for musicians begins at 6pm. Show starts at 6:30pm. Taste Budd’s Cafe, 40 West Market St, Red Hook. 6:15pm Pilates Equipment Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845 658-2239, ulsterpilates.com. 6:30pm-8:30pm Gauging Our Future by Examining Our Past: Livestock Production in the Hudson Valley. A look at the current state of livestock production in the Hudson Valley. Jason Detzel, Ulster County Livestock Educator, will be the featured speaker at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Annual Meeting, which includes the election of new board members. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limitedplease RSVP by 12/6. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston. Info: 845-340-3990 ext. 335, dm282@cornell.edu, ulster.cce.cornell.edu. 6:30pm-7:45pm Caregiver Support Group. Phoenicia Fire House, Rt 214, Phoenicia. 6:30pm In Cold Blood: True Crime, An America Genre. This is the last session of a six-part discussion series sponsored by The New York Council for the Humanities and the Woodstock Library. Led by author Sheila Isenberg, the series will focus on true crime writing, a sometimes under-respected genre of American writing. Texts In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and True Crime: An American Anthology ed. Harold Schechter will be supplied by the library. Call 845-679-2213 or email info@ woodstock.org Registration required. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock. 6:30pm-8:30pm Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night: LIVE ACTION, Birth of Sake 2015. Directed by Erik Shirai. Info: 845-255-8811.

7:30pm Reading, Meditation & Discussion. Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center, 1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper. Info: 845 679-8322, info@ matagiri.org. 8pm Choral Concert. SUNY New Paltz/Studley Theater, New Paltz. Info: 845-257-2700, degnanl@newpaltz.edu. $8, $6/senior/faculty/ staff, $3/student. 8pm-11pm Motown & Soul Music at Club Helsinki. Anight of Motown, Soul and Jazz Music. Show features great regional performers that will take you back in time and keep you dancing through the night. A portion of the nights proceeds will help support local youth music programs. Info call, Randall Martin at 518-751-6766. Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson. Info: 518-7516766, martinavservices@gmail.com, sweetlifemusicproject.com. $12 portion of proceeds goes to help Hudson youth. 8pm Live @ The Falcon Underground: Stand Up at The Underground. Host: Pat DaBiere. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-2367970, liveatthefalcon.com. 8pm Every Christmas Story Ever Told. Play by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, & John K. Alvarezlay. Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical popculture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-5511, shadowlandstage.org. $39, $34. 8:30pm Bluegrass Clubhouse. Featuring Brian Hollander,Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, & Eric Weissberg. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-3484.


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Celebrating 60 years...... Let your heart lead you to a new place to work The Arc of Ulster-Greene celebrates 60 years of service to your community. As one of the area’s largest employers, we provide opportunities every day where you can motivate and enrich the lives of others. We continue to grow, and are filling residential direct support positions in Kingston, Saugerties, Stone Ridge, Hurley, Woodstock, Olivebridge, Catskill, New Paltz, Ellenville, and more! Residential Specialists support and encourage the wonderful people at these residences in many areas of their lives, as they strive to achieve their personal goals and desires,. We offer an informative paid new hire orientation in a comfortable learning environment at our Training Center. A HS diploma/GED is preferred; an Associates or Bachelors degree in Human Services, Psychology or a related field is a definite plus. An acceptable NYS Driver’s license is required. Starting salaries are $10 to $11 per hour, and may include training compensation bonuses and shift differentials for evenings, overnights and weekends.

Contact our Recruitment Team today at (845) 331-4300, ext. 246 or 233 Our online application is available at: TheArcUG.org/Careers

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Mohonk House Join the Mountain Mohonk team! ŚĂƐŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞŽƉĞŶŝŶŐƐĨŽƌ'ƵĞƐƚ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞƐƩĞŶĚĂŶƚƐ;sĂůĞƚƐͿ͘ We have Jobs at Mohonk Mountain House, both ǀĞƌĂŐĞŚŽƵƌůLJǁĂŐĞŽĨΨϭϯ͘ϱϬ

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NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation is requesting proposals (RFP) for the operation of the Food, Beverage & Catering Concession at James Baird State Park, Pleasant Valley, NY RFP #X001280

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Join the Mohonk team! We have Jobs at Mohonk Mountain House, both Seasonal and Year Round Please look on-line and apply at MOHONKJOBS.com

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CCE Ulster County Administrative Assistant.Part time, 24 hours/week at Ashokan Watershed Project’s Shokan Office. $16/hour with benefits. For details and to apply, visit www.cce.cornell. edu/ulster.

Foster

Part-time Housekeeper Belleayre Lodge, Pine Hill, NY, is seeking a housekeeper responsible for maintaining excellent cleaning standards of guest rooms, and overall lodge appearance including public areas. Required: 1 year experience; legally able to work in U.S., reliable transportation, references, background check. $9.50-$11/hourly. Email resume to lhc90515@gmail.com or call 516-580-9239.

Help Wanted Cleaning Person. One day per week for the Tibetan Center. 845-3831774

Love

As a KidsPeace foster parent, you can make all the difference in the life of a child. fostercare.com 845-331-1815 200 Aaron Court Kingston, NY 12401 We respect our clients’ privacy. The models represented in this publication are for illustrative purposes only and in no way represent or endorse KidsPeace. © 2015 KidsPeace.

CNA Needed for private home care in Saugerties. Long-term position with excellent pay for qualified person. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 4 days weekly. 516-884-7830.

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DEAR BUSINESSMAN/WOMAN- We at Hardscrabble Flea Market & Swap Meet would like to congratulate you on being picked from over 100 businesses in your field. We believe we can help each otherWe have a swap meet every Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Holy Cow Shopping Center, in addition to a flea market/garage sale. We find that when business people set up a table w/ business cards & flyers or “show how to do” projects it will definitely increase your busi-

For Bid Document and Financial Obligations, please contact Carol at 845-889-3875 for a copy of the RFP documents. Refer to RFP #X001280. Proposals in response to this RFP are due to State Parks no later than 3pm, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. ness (and mine). It’s a great way to introduce your business to new/old customers. And, if you have leftover merchandise you’d like to sell- this would be a perfect way to unload it. Please give John a call for more details- (845)758-1170. Spots are $12-$35.

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Adult Care

CERTIFIED AIDE LOOKING FOR PRIVATE CARE for elderly. 10 years experience. Live-in or hourly. References available. Ulster County area.

(845)706-5133

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It’s That Time Again!!! Bloomington Fire Co. & Ladies Auxiliary AND Ulster County Vietnam Veterans Announce Their Annual “COMMITMENT TO KIDS” Toy Drive &

Holiday Festival Sunday, December 4, 2016, 12-5 p.m. at The Bloomington Firehouse, Rt. 32 & Taylor Street. GIVE A TOY AND GET A SMILE... 12:30 p.m.= Holiday Parade: Feature Appearance by SANTA. 12-5 P.M.= Huge Holiday Winter Carnival including Music, Games, Food, Fun & Much More. If you can’t attend & want to mail in a donation, please make check out to “Commitment to Kids”, P.O. Box 55, Bloomington, NY 12411-0055. ALL TOYS RECEIVED STAY IN ULSTER COUNTY. For more details call Deb 338-3319 or Darlene 338-7393.

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STU’S CAR SERVICE. Whose car determines the pay. Airports are our specialty. Always ready to get you there. Doesn’t matter when or where. I drive the miles your way with smiles. Going to LaGuardia Airport? There is limited parking. Call Stu’s Car Service for prices. Cell- 845-649-5350; stu@hvc.rr.com Look for me on Facebook.

ULSTER PUBLISHING POLICY It is illegal for anyone to: ...Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, handicap (disability), age, marital status or sexual orientation. Also, please be advised that language that indicates preference (i.e. “working professionals,” “single or couple,” “mature...professional,” etc.) is considered to be discriminatory. To avoid such violations of the Fair Housing Law, it is best to describe the apartment to be rented rather than the person(s) the advertiser would like to attract. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single family and owner-occupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.


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Real Estate

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EXUDING LOADS OF CHARM Is this quality custom designed and built log home. This spacious home has 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths, and a 2-car garage. Set beautifully on a knoll encompassing 5 lovely landscaped acres. The kitchen has custom cabinets, Jennaire range and an island. The large living room has a woodstove in front of an impressive stone wall that adds both visual enjoyment and efďŹ cient extra heating. The ceilings are beamed, cathedral and vaulted to add to the interesting design and rustic feel. The wrap around deck is huge and helps take in a long water view. Conveniently located close to Mall shopping, Adams Farm, the movies, and minutes to the Rhinecliffe Bridge and uptown Kingston. Call Richard Miller ...............................................................$369,000 NOT SO LITTLE HOUSE IN CATSKILL NY Located in a sweet neighborhood, with; a formal dining room, a kitchen with ample cabinets and a full bath on the ďŹ rst oor, a huge living room/family room downstairs, complimented by a pellet stove, and a laundry room. Hardwood oors on the main oor for the most part: one of the bedrooms is carpeted. The nice sized deck leads to a large back yard, a 1-car detached garage with enough room for a workshop, and don’t forget the standby generator! All this in a great location, in great condition and at a great price! Priced below assessed value.Natural gas used for cooking, so a new owner could easily convert to a natural gas heating system. Call Sylvie Ross for more information! ............$99,000

Well, I just ew back into town the other day from Florida. I spent the Thanksgiving holiday with my wife Siddie and puppy dog Bandit. It was a lovely time and VERY SPECIAL. Now that I have returned to the Hudson Valley, I am ready to get down to the holiday business of showing homes and reducing prices. This is the perfect time for both sellers and buyers. The colder months are the perfect time for motivated sellers and aggressive buyers – there are great deals to be had at this time of year. Now, take a peek at our newest listings and a listing with a reduced price from our agent Blanca Wi nM Aponte has‌ or r

MOVE RIGHT IN You will love this light ďŹ lled, 2-bedroom home with generously sized rooms. Renovated in 2003 and with a 2-car garage which has been enclosed to make a bonus room (could be a studio, a family room, media room) what-ever you’d like. A private location on a dead-end road, you can walk to Phoenicia with its restaurants, shops, and Art Gallery. The seller states in 2003, the bathroom was gutted, new electric and sheetrock was installed in house, including the bonus room. The oak oor was put in, new roof, furnace, air conditioner and hot water heater. In the heart of the Catskills, this will not last long so call Lynn Davidson today! ...................$159,900 BISHOP’S GATE COMMUNITY! NEW Our agent Blanca Aponte did it PRICLOW again! She has brought us this E! 3-bedroom with 2½ baths Colonial, in Bishop’s Gate. Inside is a spacious living room and an eatin kitchen leading to a dining area that opens to the rear deck. The full basement is ready to be ďŹ nished for additional living or maybe an entertaining area. This is a “Short-saleâ€? with Sawyer Savings, offering 100% ďŹ nancing to qualiďŹ ed buyers. Located near Saugerties and Glasco, NY, making you close to H.I.T.S. and all the shops Saugerties has to offer, Hudson River Beaches in Glasco and Ulster Park, and ďŹ nally close to Kingston, NY and the NYS Thruway in Saugerties (Exit 20). But please call Blanca Aponte ďŹ rst............................................................................................$235,000

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ECLECTIC STONE HOME Close to everything and located on a quiet country lane; discover this charming 1940’s cottage added onto in 1970’s and updated by current owners since their purchase in early 2000’s. Featuring a massive stone fireplace in sunken living room. This 3 bedroom has 2 on the main level, with a 3rd bedroom and office area in a unique loft area. Situated on over 2.5 wooded acres, this is not a “cookie cutter� home. Unbelievably priced at ............... $200,000

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RENOVATED RANCH!

New walls, oors, appliances, kitchen cabinets, light ďŹ xtures and high efďŹ ciency furnace. Many nice touches. Ranch offers 2 BRs + additional room which has been reďŹ nished. 5 rooms and 1 car detached garage. Wonderful location. .................................................................... $164,900

CONTRY PICTURESQUE CAPE!

On 2.10 acres! 4 BRs, 2 baths, kitchen, dining room, living room and unďŹ nished full basement. Very good condition..................................................................................................... $234,900

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4 BRs, 2.5 baths, amazing spacious family room, country kitchen, ďŹ nished basement. 3275 square feet +/-. Bonus of 2 car attached garage. Gracious and Spacious!.. ................. $369,000

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BEAUTIFUL LAKE GEORGE SUMMER HOME, located on the north end of the Lake, 66 plus feet of Lake Front comes with this home. Watch the sun set from your expansive deck which encompasses 2/3 of this home. Three bedrooms, living room, dining area, kitchen and full bath. 3 sliding glass doors looking directly to the lake. Basement for storage, all on 6/10 of an acre. As a bonus there is a commercial dock for your boat and others. Please call for more information and price 845-691-2770.

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NOVA SCOTIA GREAT INVESTMENT!

Renovated farmhouse, 4BR, 2 baths on 33 acres. Spectacular ocean views. Ideal for Airbnb $350,000

Call Kit 845.399.1521 • 845.679.6877 ULSTER COUNTY MORTGAGE RATES Mid-Hudson Valley FCU 800-451-8373 30 Yr Fixed 15 Yr Fixed 10 Yr Adj

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Office Space/ Commercial Rentals

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Handsome Brick Victorian, Uptown Kingston. 3-room suite, ground floor, central air, and all utilities included, 1 off-street parking space. $650/month. Call 845-3318250

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BE A PART OF THE FASTEST GROWING MARKET- WATER STREET OUTLET (New Paltz Village corner of Main and Water.) Top AAA Location for Bakery, Restaurant, Retail ( jewelry, boutique, antiques, salon, coffee bar, computer, etc.) Across street from Gilded Otter. High foot traffic. 5 spaces available. For more info call Shana 845-417-7733.

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Beautiful new two-story house with 3 BR and 2.5 baths on estate-size site minutes from Rhinebeck. ÂžÂĄÂžÂ›Â’Â˜ÂžÂœČąÂ˜Â™ÂŽÂ—ČąÂ•Â’Â&#x;’—Â?ČąÄšÂ˜Â˜Â›ČąÂ™Â•ÂŠÂ—ÇŻČą Limited pre-construction price $525,000.

Contact Michael (845)688-5249 or michaelbrownstein777@gmail.com NEW PALTZ: 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT at Village Arms. Top floor end unit w/view. Hardwood floors, A/C. Asking $115,000. Maintenance= $323/month. Call owner/broker at 845-594-4433.

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Cape offers 2 BRs, 2 baths and 2 car detached garage and workshop shed. Walkup attic possible third bedroom. Walk-out basement. Lovely approximately ½ acre setting.. .................. $155,000

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Two separate rooms, available in a lovely Victorian building. All utilities and WiFi included. $415, $450/month. (845)2550559.

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Highland/ Clintondale Rentals

HIGHLAND: 1-BEDROOM. $975/month, 2-BEDROOM; $1150/month. Both are Private, quiet neighborhood. On-site parking. Next to Lloyd Town Hall, near Rt. 9W. Minutes to Poughkeepsie Bridge, Metro North, Rt. 9 & hospitals. Heat & hot water included. 1 month security. 845-453-0047.

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New Paltz Rentals

NEW PALTZ: LARGE 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT: Great views. Near Brauhaus Restaurant. Storage. $1050/month plus utilities. Call (914)475-2833. The Ridge at New Paltz: Energy-Star 2-bedroom unit. Private entry leads into open-floor plan. Kitchen includes gas range, dishwasher, microwave & refrigerator. Living room w/sliding patio doors onto private deck, fireplace, ceramic tiled entry, kitchen & bath, washer/dryer connection, large windows & walk-in closet. Quiet country setting. Walking distance to village. Security & references required. No pets. No smoking. $1450/month plus utilities. 845-255-5047 or debbie@seakill.com SOUTHSIDE TERRACE APARTMENTS offers semester leases for Spring 2017 and short-term for the Summer! Furnished studios, one & two bedrooms, includes heat & hot water. Recreation facilities. Walking distance to campus and town. 845-255-7205.

NICE UNFURNISHED ROOMS; Starting at $480/month. Excellent location. Close to SUNY college. All utilities included. Call 845-419-2568, leave message.

New Paltz: Southside Terrace Apartments Year round and other lease terms to suit your needs available!

We have, studios, one & two bedroom apartments, includes heat & hot water. (furniture packages available) Free use of the: Recreation Room, Pool, New Fitness Center & much more! “Now accepting credit cards! Move in & pay your security and deposit with your credit or debit card with no additional fees!�

Call 845-255-7205 for more information

NEW PALTZ GARDENS APARTMENTS

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 1-BEDROOM SPACIOUS GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT. Newly renovated. Private setting. Clean, quiet, professional


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FIND YOUR SANCTUARY! For 39 years Westwood, has respected and nurtured the dual aspect of sanctuary and community inherent in residential Real Estate transactions. We understand the need for a home base where we can retreat and refuel as well as connect and engage. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the very basis of our unwavering commitment to our integrity and outstanding service. Now, more than ever, it makes the best sense to have a Westwood Professional on your Real Estate team.

GARY HECKELMAN - R.E. SALESPERSON | Gary.Heckelman@ColdwellBanker.com 11-13 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498 type preferred. No pets. No smoking. First, last, security. $850/month. Heat, hot water, cable included. (518)788-3785. ROOM FOR RENT. Can be used as residential or an office. $550/month plus security. Utilities included. Walking distance to everything. (845)664-0493. BRIGHT, QUIET STUDIO APARTMENT, Civil War Victorian: Unfurnished, Picture window views, hardwood floors, wired for cable, coin laundry, rocking chair porch, 12 acres. 1 mile town. Includes utilities, WiFi. $875/month. 914-725-1461.

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Ridge Rentals

Near Rosendale, efficiency apartment, suitable for 1 person. Quiet park-like setting with pond on beautiful Shawangunk Ridge with hiking trails at your door. $725/ month with utilities. First, last and security. Non-smoker. No pets. 845-658-9332

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Esopus/Ulster Park Rentals

Beautiful, Bright Large 3-Bedroom Apartment on 10 wooded acres with fireplace and porch. Washer/Dryer and Dishwasher. $1525/month includes utilities. Available to see 12/1. Call 845-3312292.

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Saugerties Rentals

NICE 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT in great location. Rent is $825/month plus utilities. First, last, security required. Call Phil 646-644-3648. Spacious 2-Bedroom Apartment. Freshly painted and carpeted. Nice laminate wood floors in eat-in kitchen and bath. WASH-

ER/DRYER is very handy. Easy walk to all Saugerties Village shops, library, etc. Short drive to Kingston. No dogs or smoking please. $900/month. Call Steve for appt. 845-246-2022.

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Rhinebeck/Red Hook Rentals

1-BEDROOM GUEST COTTAGE, Rhinebeck. Kitchen, dining, living room, laundry, deck, carport. No pets/smoking. $975/ month plus utilities. Rental application, references, 1 year lease, security deposit. 845-392-3682 or 845-453-8562.

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SPREAD OUT! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Simply fabulous contemporary Colonial on 5 gorgeous acres at the end of a quiet wooded cul-de-sac yet just minutes to vibrant Uptown Kingston. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room for everyone in 3800+ SF offering 4 bedrooms (2 ensuites!), 4 full & 1 half bath, family/media room w/ cozy ďŹ replace, formal living and dining rooms, 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bonus room, ďŹ nished lower level, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; kitchen w/ island, 4 car garage & gracious veranda. MUST SEE!.............$549,000

ALL DRESSED UP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Picturesque country road provides the perfect 3.9 acre setting for this completely & stylishly updated Mid-Century ranch (c. 1956). Superb open ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan unites living and dining spaces around a stunning custom kitchen with granite counters & SS appliances. Three BRs include 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ensuite MBR w/ cozy brick ďŹ replace & luxe bath, NEW hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors throughout, NEW windows, roof, mechanicals & 2 car garage, too! JUST MOVE IN! ....... $334,900

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DESIGNER RENOVATED! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Enchanting 3 story Dutch era (1790) farmhouse exudes vintage charm & modern convenience. Features beamed ceilings, DR with brick ďŹ replace & beehive oven, modern country kitchen w/ Pietra Cardoza counters, wide board ďŹ&#x201A;oors, LR w/ cozy gas ďŹ replace, full ďŹ&#x201A;oor skylit ensuite MBR w/ luxe bath & soaking tub, 2 full baths, lovely patio invites al fresco dining. All updated systems. JUST MOVE IN!.................... $375,000

TURN KEY LIVING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bright, tight and movein ready! Appealing 10 year young Colonial on pretty 1.5 acres just a short hop to uptown Kingston. Spacious 2200 SF featuring vaulted ensuite MBR + 3 more BRs, enormous eat-in kitchen, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors throughout, 2.5 baths, welcoming cathedral foyer, living room, den or handy home ofďŹ ce, front â&#x20AC;&#x153;rocking chairâ&#x20AC;? porch and handy rear deck for summer BBQ. Full insulated basement, too! MUST SEE! .. $319,900

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Woodstock/West Hurley Rentals

WOODSTOCK: This house sits on 2.5 acres of land on a private lane within walking distance to the Bear Cafe & 2.5 miles to the center of town. 3-Bedrooms, 2 full baths, stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling living room. $1800/month. Mike, Owner/Broker 845417-5282. COTTAGE. 2 miles to the center of town of Woodstock. Large windows. Full bathroom. Wood floors. Furnished. Beautiful plantings & grounds, big trees. Walk to Bear Cafe. On 2.5 acres of land. $700/ month plus utilities. Owner/broker, call Mike 845-417-5282. WONDERFUL WOODSTOCK WALKUP. In town (Neher Street). High ceilings flooded w/light from 2 huge North-facing windows. Sleeping loft. Small deck w/view of mountains. Single, mature, quiet individual only. $850/month plus utilities. 845901-1020. 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT on second floor. Center of town. Parking. Private deck. Propane heat. Convenient to bus, shops & restaurants. $800/month plus utilities. 845-853-2994.

www.westwoodrealty.com Kingston 340-1920

Woodstock 679-0006

Stone Ridge 687-0232

New Paltz 255-9400

Standard text messaging rates may apply to mobile text codes

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Real Estate

Specializing In Real Estate Throughout Ulster County & The Catskills Speak With An Agent nt today, y, Call: Ca (845) 338-5252 www.MurphyRealtyGrp.com p se ou -4 H en day 1 p O un S

GORGEOUS BRAND NEW CUSTOM HOME

JUST LISTED

For more info and pictures, Text: M140738

B BRAND NEW custom home with over 2,000 sq f offers a gourmet kitchen with custom wood ft. ca cabinets, granite counters and s/s appliances, op opens to the spacious living & dining areas with gle gleaming wood floors. Large master suite & bath w/ double sinks, stone floors & walk in shower. The large lower level includes family room, half bath & laundry area. Enjoy the luxury of owning a brand new home with central air, energy efficient furnace and windows, natural gas, municipal water and sewer. Conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood close to the stockade area of uptown Kingston. Visit the Open House, this Sunday. Call for directions & details! $269,900 00

To: 85377

JUST LISTED

For more info and pictures, Text: M141439

Woodstock: Lovely 1-BR in quiet, small apartment complex, beautiful grounds. Immaculately maintained! Hardwood floors, newly painted. 16 min. walk to village of Woodstock. $885/month includes all utilities. NO smoking. NO pets. References. (845)679-9717. CREEKSIDE STUDIO APARTMENT. Walking distance to Woodstock & bus route. $525/month utilities not included. References required. Please call or *text preferred 845-594-9257. HOUSE TO SHARE, WILLOW: 15 minutes to Woodstock. On horse farm by stream. Beautiful Victorian house w/antiques. Bedroom w/private deck. $650/month. 845679-6590.

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West of Woodstock Rentals

1-BEDROOM living room w/efficiency kitchen, full bath, 2 large closets, wood floors, private entrance. $700 plus security plus utilities (electric). 1553 Wittenberg Rd., Mount Tremper. Busline, Rt. 212. Available 12/15. 845-688-9846.

490 

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Sweet Cape situated on .68 +/- acres with so o much original charm. Hardwood floors, fabulous us glass knobs, wood paneled door and spaciously g sly sset. Master bedroom with walk-in closet and bath on the first floor, along with 2 other bedrooms. Upstairs has a large bedroom, place for an office and half bath. Perfect for your teenage babies. Enclosed screened porch that walks out onto a fenced in area. Wood burning fireplace has been converted to propane but can be converted back if you want. $209,000

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Seasonal Rentals

Furnished Winter Rental. Furnished short-term one bedroom, one bath house on Route 375, Woodstock available immediately thru May 2017. Rent of $1,000/ month,includes heat, electric, cable & WIFI. Call 718-473-6805.

580 

New & Used Books

600 

For Sale

Great Baby Stuff: MacLaren stroller, white wooden crib, glider rocker, wooden high chair. Also toddler trampoline. All great condition. Call: 646-290-0019.

PRICE REDUCED

For more info and pictures, Text: M147422

To: 85377

entire contents. House calls & free appraisals. Richard Miller Antiques (Est. 1972). (845)389-7286.

CRAFTSMENS GALLERY Rt. 214, next to Firehouse. Come Celebrate Phoenicia’s Tree Lighting! December 3, shops open evening hours. Creative selection of unique, oneof-a-kind handmade holiday gifts. Large variety of vintage costume jewelry, Madam Alexander dolls from the 60s- new in boxesmade in the USA., vintage & local artists creations.

WANTED: 78 RPM RECORDS. They lurk in basements & attics! WGXC.90.7 D.J. plays only 78 RPM’s. Top prices paid & expert advice. Also Phonographs. Kit- 845-399-4930. W.G.X.C. is a Community Non-Profit Co. We give airtime to first timers on radio. www. WGXC90.7.com

603 

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.

FULLY INSURED

LAWLESS TREE SERVICE

CERTIFIED ARBORIST • CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES

STUMP GRINDING

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

605 

Firewood for Sale

640 

Musical Instruction & Instruments

PIANO INSTRUCTION: Standard methods for reading and playing, solo and ensemble; Classical, Pop, Folk Repertoire. Kids, Adults, Beginner to Advanced. Large, pleasant studio between Woodstock and Saugerties. Edward Leavitt, 679-5733.

648 

Auctions

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

Actively seeking consignments for future auctions

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

ULSTER FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. Log Length- Cut & Split Firewood. Top quality wood at reasonable prices.

914-388-9607 Getwood123@gmail.com We accept cash, checks, & credit cards.

www.getwood123.com You will not be disappointed!! Firewood for Sale. $220 for 1 cord OR $160 for a Pick-up Truckload. Local delivery. Call 658-8766 or 845-706-7197.

620 

Buy & Swap

Books Wanted. Barner Books buys quality used, rare, and out of print books wanted. Cash for your books and related goods (typewriters, maps, pens etc). Visit the store (3 Church Street, New Paltz), email us barnerbooks@gmail.com, or call, 845255-2635.

To: 85377

Firewood for Sale. $220 for 1 cord OR $160 for a Pick-up Truckload. Local delivery. Call 658-8766 or 845-706-7197.

Vacation Rentals

Christmas? New Years? Or any weekend.... Escape to a well-equipped log home in a serene wooded setting near Woodstock. 2-bedrooms, 1.5 baths, fireplace, eat-in kitchen, laundry. $195/weekend plus deposit plus references. 718-479-0393. No texting please.

For more info and pictures, Text: M142800

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 BOTTOM LINE... I pay the HIGHEST PRICES for old furniture, ANTIQUES of every description. Paintings, lamps, rugs, porcelain, bronzes, silver, etc. One item to

P Perched on top of the hill sits this 3 BR, 2.5 bath Raised Ranch that overlooks the majestic b Hudson River. Located on a quiet dead end H street in the hamlet of Port Ewen. Featuring a st spacious light filled living room with an exquisite vermont marble stone fireplace that opens to the large eat in kitchen and formal dining room. There is a master bedroom suite with private bath & 2 additional BRs & full bath on the main level. Downstairs offers a large family room with sliders out to the bluestone patio. 1/2 bath combo laundry room and 2 additional rooms which can be used as BRs or craft rooms or home office, many different possibhilites. $319,900

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WONDERFUL HURLEY CAPE

OVERLOOKING THE HUDSON RIVER

JUST LISTED

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

Carlsen Gallery Auctioneers & Appraisers Carlsen Gallery Inc. Presents

IMPORTANT ESTATE ANTIQUE AUCTION

SUNDAY, Dec. 4, 2016 at 10:30am

Regular Previews: Thurs, Fri, & Sat, Dec. 1-3 11-4pm Sun, 8 am until sale or by special appointment

Call: (518) 634-2466 E-Mail: info@carlsengallery.com 9931 Rt. 32, Freehold, NY • www.carlsengallery.com

650 

Antiques & Collectibles

WANTED-TOP DOLLARS PAID! We Buy Entire Estates or Single Items. Actively Seeking Gold and Silver of any kind, Sterling, Flatware & Jewelry. Furniture, Antiques through Mid-Century. We Gladly do House Calls. Free Appraisals. We also do Estate/Tag Sales. 35 years experience. One Call Does It All. Call or text anytime 24/7.

617-981-1580

BEAUTIFUL HURLEY RANCH ON 1.5 ACRES Beautifully renovated ranch featuring hardwood floors, living room with wood-burning fireplace, family room with vaulted beamed ceilings, new windows, built-in shelving, 6 year old kitchen boasts granite countertops, slate backsplash with porcelain floors directly accessing 3 season glassed/screened porch. 3 new bathrooms: Master, children’s, and common bath, some featuring glass showers and porcelain floors. Lovely landscaped back yard w/ mini basketball pad, veggie garden & tree fort! Open House this Sunday, call for more details & directions! $262,500

655 

Vendors Needed

RED HOOK

POP-UP

NEIGHBORHOOD YARD & GARAGE

SALE 845-758-1170

Call John SEPT - DECEMBER Every Sunday 9-5 Weather Permitting

$20 setup, pay upon arrival. Retail & Wholesale handcrafted birchwood roses.

HELP SUPPORT ST. JUDE’S HELP WANTED

660 

Estate/Moving Sale

This is the One you’ve been waiting for!!! --Interior architect / residential designer and developer’s estate sale! --Mid-Century Modern Furniture --Beds, chairs, tables, wool rugs --Gifts and Jewelry --Luxury indoor/outdoor lighting --Antique miniatures (ask) --Books (antique, contemporary, unique, Asian) --Bathroom and kitchen countertops and fixtures --Ikea kitchen cabinetry --Sinks --Interior doors --Garden maintenance equipment, riding tractor --Construction tools and supplies, many --Kitchen wares and small appliances --International decor --Doll collectors’ items --Wall Art, original paintings, posters --Restoration Hardware --Crate and Barrel --CB2 --ABC Carpet and Home --Anthropology --West Elm --Italian / European Designers -- Much more!!! --Friday & Saturday, 12/2 & 12/3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., --49 Washburn Farm Rd. Saugerties.

670 

Yard & Garage Sales

Stone Ridge, Route 209, Davenport Farms Indoor Flea Market. Every Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., from Nov. 5 through Dec. 11. You name it, we’ve got it — #1 choice of Catskill pickers!


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LAURIE OLIVER.... SPIRITUAL COUNSELING. Give the gift of wellness. Make positive changes in your life through hypnosis. Smoking cessation * pain management * stress relief * past life regressions. Certified Hypnotist by NGH. Intuitive, sensitive guidance. Spirit communicator. Specializing in dealing with grief, stress, relationship issues, questions about your life past & current lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s path. Call Laurie Oliver at (845)679-2243. Laur50@aol.com

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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. MedicarePrepare.com Questions? I have answers! Research and help. Medicare Advantage and Supplemental. Part D Drug Plans included, Dental, Vision, Gym membership....even some $0 premium plans. In and out of network coverage too. Aaron Beaudette 845.532.2270 Editor & Proofreader. I edit & proofread fiction, memoir, screenplay, resume/CL, websites, menus, etc. 20+ yrs exp. Writing coach. Hudson Valley & NYC based. (929)249-4989 www.jenniferkarchmer. co-m/overtheshoulder

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Personal & Health Services

CERTIFIED AIDE LOOKING FOR PRIVATE CARE for elderly. 10 years experience. Live-in or hourly. References available. Ulster County area. (845)706-5133.

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OIL PAINTING RESTORATION. Cleaned, relined, retouched, refinished. Also frames & wood sculptures repaired. Call Carol (845)687-7813.

COMFORTABLE FARMHOUSE

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66 Rock City Road, Woodstock-$830,000

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23 Jansen Road New Paltz - $500,000

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254 Griffin Road Jewett - $375,000

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189 Pancake Hollow Rd, New Paltz-$345,000

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YOU’RE THE NEXT MVP RUSH IN FOR YOUR HYUNDAI TODAY!

HEALEY HYUNDAI

Route 52 Beacon, NY

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Gary Buckendorf Painting: Interior - Exterior Plastering, Taping, Structolite Wall coverings, Color Matching Many references in Catskill area and Manhattan garybuckendorf@gmail.com

917-593-5069

715 

Cleaning Services

6444 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572

CLEAN UPS, CLEAN OUTS. Indoor/Outdoor. Junk & debris removal. Estates prepared for Moving and Sale. (845)688-2253. Residential, Commercial Cleaning.. SPECIAL FOR SENIORS. Rentals, fresh flowers, bed turned down with mint. All services offered. Green/all natural supplies. Flexible schedule. 7 day service. Insured. Free estimates. 845-235-6701

COUNTRY CLEANERS Homes & Offices • Insured & Bonded

Excellent references.

Call (845)706-1713 or (845) 679-8932

PROFESSIONAL MAID & MAINTENANCE Family owned • Licensed • Insured Residential & Commercial Cleaning Services

Contact 845-383-0554

717 

Caretaking/Home Management

845.876.7074

SALES 8 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday • 8 am - 5 pm Saturday

In the Hudson Valley since 1935! The Best Selling All Wheel Drive Cars in America WE ARE YOUR COMMUNITY NITY R! MINDED SUBARU DEALER! • MANY CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED CARS TO CHOOSE FROM • PLUS OVER 50 BRAND NEW SUBARUS IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY!

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W W W . R U G E S S U B A R U . C O M 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.

720 

Painting/Odd Jobs

”ABOVE AND BEYOND” HOUSEPAINTING by Quadrattura, since 1997. Interior/ Exterior, Decorator Finishes, Restorations, Expert Color Consultation, Plastering, Wallpaper Removal, Light Carpentry. Add value to your home economically. Environmentally conscious work done w/old world craftsmanship and pride. (845)332-7577. Senior Discount. References. Free Estimates.

QUALITY • VALUE • RELIABILITY • SINCE 1980 • Int. & Ext. painting • Power Washing • Sheetrock & Plaster Repair • Free Estimates Multiple References Available Upon Request Licensed & Insured • ritaccopainting.com

HABE HABERWASH PRESSURE WASHING PRE & EXTERIOR PAINTING & STAINING. Residentia and Commercial Residential Specializing in decks, fences, roofs, driveways, patios.

FREE ESTIMATES, FULLY INSURED Accepting All Major Credit Cards

Contact Jason Habernig

845-331-4966, 845-249-8668 Visit my website: Haberwash.com EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN WITH A VAN. Carpentry, painting, flatscreen mounting, light hauling/delivery, clean-outs. Second home caretaking. All small/medium jobs considered. Versatile, trustworthy, creative, thrifty. References. Ken Fix It. 845-616-7999. HANDYALL SERVICES: *Carpentry, *Plumbing, *Electrical, *Painting, *Excavating & Grading. 5 ton dump trailer. Trees cut, Yards cleaned & mowed. Snow Removal. Call Dave (845)514-6503- mobile. YOU CALL I HAUL. Attic, basements, garages cleaned out. Junk, debris, removed. 20% discount for seniors and disabled. Gary (845)247-7365 or www.garyshauling.com

*PAINTING STANDARD.* Affordable, On-Schedule, Quality. Residential/Commercial. Interior/Exterior. Neat, Polite, Professional. Now taking FALL/WINTER reservations. Call (845)527-1252.

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Plumbing, Heating, AC & Electric

ASHOKAN STORE-IT Ask About Our Long Term Storage Discount

5x10 $40 10x15 $90

5x15 $50 10x10 $70 10x20 $110 10x30 $150

845-657-2494 845-389-0504 1 Ridge Rd., Shokan, NY 12481 Stoneridge Electrical Service, Inc. www.stoneridgeelectric.com

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• Roof & Gutter Deicing Systems

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HNI Builders Professional Craftsmanship for all phases of construction

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$99 Dump Runs, Rotten Wood Repairs. Stefan Winecoff, 845-389-2549. SPRING BATHROOM & DECK SPECIALS! All credit/debit cards accepted.

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Gardening/ Landscaping

STONE WALL RESTORATIONS; Thoughtful, innovative & resourceful approaches. Kevin Towle (914)906-8791.

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Showroom: (845) 255-2022 Cabinet Shop: (845) 679-2002 wcwkitchens.com

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

Reliable, Dependable & Insured Call for an estimate

845-688-7951

Excavation Site work Drain ¿elds Land clearing Septic systems Demolition Driveways

Landscaping Lawn installation Ponds Retaining walls Stone work ...and much more

Contracting & Development Corp.

William Watson • Residential / Commercial

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

Down to Earth Landscaping Quality service from the ground up

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Specializing in: Hardscape Tree trimming Fences Koi ponds Snow plowing

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

www.tedsinteriors.com

• Radiant Tile Floors

• Service Upgrades

Authorized Dealer & Installer Low-Rate Financing Available

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Building Services

HANDYMAN, HOME REPAIR, Carpentry, Remodels, Installations, Roofing, Painting, Mechanical repairs, etc. Large and small jobs. Reasonable rates. Free estimates. References available. (845)616-7470.

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Spirituality

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 WINECOFF QUALITY CONTRACTING, INC. New Construction, Additions, Renovations. Decks, Kitchens, Bathrooms, All types of Flooring, Tile Work. Demolition,

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN . (Never known to fail.) Oh, most beautiful 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


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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 Mother, 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 thankyou for all things as you confirm 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, the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favor is granted.

Laurie Oliver — Spiritual Counseling GIVE THE GIFT OF WELLNESS Make positive changes in your life through hypnosis. Smoking cessation • pain management stress relief • past life regressions.

Intuitive, Sensitive Guidance Spirit Communicator

(845) 679-2243 • laur50@aol.com

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Animals

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

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Pet Care

PROJECT CAT is a non-profit cat RESCUE & SHELTER. Please help get cat off the streets & into homes. Adopt a healthy & friendly cat or kitten companion for a lifetime. High Falls/ Accord area. (845)687-4983 or visit our cats at www.projectcat.org

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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 (917)2822018 or e-mail: DRJLPK@aol.com

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Horse Care

HORSE BOARDING, 4 STALLS. Full or rough board. Beautiful farm. Mountain views. 15 years experience. Very fair prices & very caring owner. Call 845-246-2708 or cell 518-291-2778.

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Vehicles Wanted

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

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Vehicles

Just Reduced!!! 2009 Smart Car! Convertible, 29K miles, A/C, heated seats, excellent condition. Reduced to $4500 or OBO. Jim at 845-657-6357.


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