Calendar of Community Events

April 23rd, 2015

The Calendar of events is a listing of area events categorized by date. Click on the appropriate day you are looking for or just scroll away!

• Thursday, April 23
• Friday, April 24
• Saturday, April 25
• Sunday, April 26
• Monday, April 27
• Tuesday, April 28
• Wednesday, April 29

We also have ongoing activities at local musuems & historic locations and galleries. If you have a community event you will to submit, click here.

Thursday, April 23

For Kids
Storytime with Crafts. 10:30 a.m. Plattekill Public Library, Route 32, Modena. With Miss Barbara.

Child Development Check-Up. 2-4:30 p.m. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St., Wappingers Falls. A free program to assess mental and social development in children ages 2 months-5 years. 297-3428.

Instruction
Workshop: Healthy Eating on a Budget. 6 p.m. Plattekill Public Library, Route 32, Modena. This workshop will be presented by Katie Sheehan Lopez, Eat Smart NY Nutrition Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County. Learn how to make quick, easy, and inexpensive meals that are healthy and satisfying! 883-7286.

Zumba Fitness. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Dance yourself into shape with Maritza C., Zumba fitness and toning instructor! $5. 561-4061 ext. 266.

Organizations
Drawing Club. 6 – 8 p.m. ArtsWAVE Center, 12 Market St., Ellenville. Adults bring your pencils, pens, paper and any material for an evening of relaxed drawing and camaraderie. $2 suggested donation. 210-4416.

Cancer survivors and families. 6 p.m. Homewood Suites, 180 Breunig Road, New Windsor. 568-2322.

Adult bereavement group. 6:30 p.m. HOSPICE, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh. 561-5604, ext 117.

Bereavement support group. 6:30 p.m. HOSPICE, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh. 561-5604, ext 117.

Events
Bridge Game. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Powelton Club, Balmville Rd., Newburgh. Lunch served and beverage avail. Open, sanctioned game with points awarded. Proper dress required. $12. 561-7548, 541-0748 or 561-4151.

Future of the Wallkill. 4-8 p.m. SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building. All residents of the Wallkill River Watershed are encouraged to participate. $10. 257-2901.

Scramble for Scrabble Night. 6 – 8 p.m. Josephine-Louise Public Library, Municipal Square, Walden. Bring your boards or join in a game. 778-7621.

Lecture: Depression Across the Lifespan. 7 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College Dominican Center, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh. Keynote speaker Gary Greenberg has written four books, the most recent being “The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry.” Free.

Design, Build, Own, Live: A Green Building Case Study. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Rowley Center for Science & Engineering, Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum, Room 010 at SUNY Orange, Middletown. Architect, Rick Alfandre, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, vice-chair of the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Green Buildings Council, will speak about designing and implementing energy-efficient, site and climate responsive buildings. 341-4891, sunyorange.edu.

Theater
Much Ado About Nothing. 8 p.m. Parker Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. One of Shakespeare’s most delightful romantic comedies. Tickets $10/$16/$18. 257-2700.

Friday, April 24

For Kids
Teen scene. 3:30 – 5 p.m. Plattekill Public Library, 2047 Route 32, Modena. 883-7286

Video games and snacks for teens ages 12 and up. 4:30 p.m. Plattekill Public Library, 2047 Route 32, Modena. 883-7286.

Instruction
Learn How to Start a Coin Collection. 4:30 p.m. Plattekill Public Library, 2047 Route 32, Modena. Speaker: Matt Draiss, a rare coin industry expert. 883-7286.

African Drumming. 6-8 p.m. The Cornerstone Residence, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Classes are led by master drummer, Kazi Oliver, an expert in authentic African rhythms and culture. 561-4061 x266.

Organizations
Cornwall Senior Citizen Club, 1 p.m. Munger Cottage, Cornwall.

Events
Arbor Day Celebration. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Orange County Arboretum at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery. This free event will include a tutorial from Master Gardener, Dora Wright, on planting a “Crafter’s Cutting Garden” to provide you with fresh and dried botanicals for your crafting needs throughout the year. Additionally, there will be a demonstration on the proper techniques for planting a tree and a guided tour of the Arboretum, highlighting the fabulous variety of specimen trees. 615-3830, orangecountyarboretum.org.

Art About Water Public Awareness Forum. 5-8 p.m. SUNY Orange Kaplan Hall Great Room, Grand and First Streets, Newburgh. Panel discussing the importance of water and its impact culturally, politically, spiritually, environmentally and socio-economically. Panelists include Gerardo Castro of Newburgh Art Supply, Newburgh City Manager Michael Ciaravino and Riverkeeper. Free.

Bingo. 6:45 p.m. Middletown Elks Lodge. 48 Prospect St., Middletown. Doors open at 6 p.m. 343-1097.

Live Music
Maybrook Wind Ensemble 7 p.m. Maybrook Senior Center. Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”; Mendelssohn’s “Ruy Blas Overture”; Ravel’s “Pavane for a Dead Princess”; and marches by Beethoven, Henry Fillmore, R.B. Hall, John Philip Sousa, and Gregorio Diaz’s “Third Army March.” Free.

Claire Lynch and her band. 8 p.m. Unison Arts Center, at 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. 255-1559.

Breaking Justice Band. 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Pamela’s on the Hudson, 1 Park Place. Dance, covers and rock classics.

Theater
Much Ado About Nothing. 8 p.m. Parker Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. One of Shakespeare’s most delightful romantic comedies. Tickets $10/$16/$18. 257-2700.

Shakespeare’s Othello. 8 p.m. The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. All-male cast chronicles the downfall of the Moorish general at the hands of his lieutenant, Iago, through a plot fueled by jealousy and vengeance. As the story escalates, tensions rise and every loyalty is questioned. $24/$22. centerforperformingarts.org. 876-3080.

Saturday, April 25

For Kids
Kids Crazy Candy Hunt. 10 a.m. – noon. Thomas Felten Park, Route 32, Modena. 275-8152

Meet the Animals. 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Wildlife Education Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Join museum staff to meet the animal of the week, then visit all the animals. 534-5506, Ext. 204.

Fairy Gardens for Kids. 1-2:30 p.m. Kosuga Classroom at Orange County Arboretum, Route 416, Montgomery. Volunteers will instruct children ages 5 to 10 on how to plant a whimsical container garden with small plants and flowers. These miniature landscapes complete with tiny paths and seating areas are sure to enchant your child. All materials will be supplied and everyone gets to take their creation home. The cost is $10 per child and space is very limited so advanced registration is required. 615-3828, orangecountyarboretum.org.

Instruction
Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St. A unique part of Asian culture, Chinese calligraphy is like painting in its ability to express emotion through a variety of form and design and is also a written language. Registration required. 563-3600, newburghlibrary.org.

Cooking with John: Spring Recipes. 1-3 p.m. Newburgh Free Library auditorium, 124 Grand St. Chef John Moultrie cooks up some delicious spring dishes. Samples and recipes provided. Registration required. 563-3600, newburghlibrary.org.

Money Smart Week seminar. 1-2:30 p.m. Plattekill Public Library, Route 32, Modena. Travel Deals and Bargains will be presented by Rick Feingold, a published travel writer for Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor. You will learn how to use simple techniques to get free airline tickets and low cost lodging accommodations. 883-7286.

Workshop: Growing Great Transplants Organically. 1-5 p.m. Join locally and nationally known garden columnist Lee Reich for a workshop at his farm. 255-0417.

Kirtan or Devotional Chanting 7 – 9 p.m. Shanti Mandir Ashram. 51 Muktananda Marg-off Route 208, Walden. 778-1008. shantimandir.com.

Organizations
Walden Chess Club. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Josephine-Louise Public Library, second floor, Municipal Square, Walden. Everyone is invited to participate in non-ranked, non-competitive games. Free. 778-7621.

Walden Woman’s Club. Noon. Spring Luncheon at the Lakeview House, Orange Lake. 778-3941.

Outdoor Activities
Annual Hike-A-Thon and Earth Day celebration. 9:30 a.m. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive off Angola Road in Cornwall. Rain date is Sunday, April 26. 534-5506 x204.

Events
Newburgh Community Cleanup. 8 a.m. Safe Harbors of the Hudson, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Safe Harbors is seeking cleanup participants of all ages. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to the Broadway/Liberty Street Lot, adjacent to the Ritz Theater. Supplies will be provided to participants when they arrive at 111 Broadway. Teams will hit the streets at 9 a.m. and gather back at 12 p.m. at Safe Harbors for a post-cleanup barbecue. 562-6940 or info@safe-harbors.org.

Pancake Breakfast. 8 – 11:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodist Church, Modena. $5. 883-7142

Clean Sweep Wallkill. Meet 9 a.m., Wallkill Library, Rt. 208, Wallkill. Volunteers needed to clean roads & river in town of Shawangunk. Lunch provided. Raindate April 26, Boaters please call in advance, 256-0446, cleansweepwallkill.weebly.com.

Family Clay Day. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie. Drop by and explore the many possibilities of working with clay. All ages, bring your family and friends. Materials provided. 471-2550.

Earth Day Celebration 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Children who get their free Planet Protector Passport stamped at each booth will win a prize. Come enjoy hay rides, musical guests Jackie & John Gioia, farm animals, rabbits and chickens. Most activities are free with the suggested donation of $5 per car for parking. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All funds raised will support environmental education. Hike-A-Thon 2015 will kick off the Earth Day Celebration earlier in the day! Rain date is Sunday, April 26. 534-5506, ext. 204.

Last Saturday Programs. Various sites throughout the City of Newburgh. A celebration of art, music, poetry and local shopping flavor. On the last Saturday of every month, varied venues including shops, galleries, studios and restaurants will stay open until 8 p.m. and sometimes later on Liberty Street, Grand Street, Ann Street, Broadway, SUNY Orange and other venues. 520-609-1866. Facebook.com/Newburgh Last Saturdays.

Gift Fair. 1-5 p.m. Jai Ma Yoga Center, 69 Main St., New Paltz. Beautiful handmade treasures from India. A selection of women’s clothing, shawls, bags, jewelry, home goods, pottery and much more. 256-0465.

Texas Hold’em. 4 p.m. registration, 5 p.m. game. Pine Bush Catholic War Veterans Hall, 161 Center St., Pine Bush.

Faces of Zodiac. 6-9 p.m. 188 Liberté, 188 Liberty Street, Newburgh. Art direction of published makeup artist Cara Silverman.

Feast of Saint Joseph. 6 p.m. St. May’s Hall, Marlboro. Six-course dinner prepared and served by Marlboro UNICO, plus beer, wine and soda, beautiful decorations and classic Italian music. 50/50 drawing. 236-3668. jrbelucci@earthlink.net.

Community Dinner. 6:30 p.m. Fox Hill Community, 80 Coleman Road, Walden. Reservations: 778-7561.

Spoken Word Café. 7 p.m. 67 S. Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie. Those who love words and stories are welcome to share a favorite work at open mic. $5 includes refreshments. 473-1324.

Live Music
Classical Indian Flute Concert. 7 – 9 p.m. Shanti Mandir, 51 Muktananda Marg, Walden. Jay Gandhi will treat us to the melodies of the Bansuri with accompanied rhythm by Suryaksha Deshapande on Tabla. walden@shantimandir.com. 778-1008.

Middletown Fire Police Oldies Show. 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 17 South St. Middletown. Shirley Alston Reeves, Larry Chance and The Earls. 346-4195. middletownparamount.com.

Hudson Valley Handbell Festival Conference. 7:30 p.m. Bowman Gymnasium of Nyack College. More than 150 handbell ringers will perform original and arranged music for handbells. 561-2704.

David Kraai & Amy Laber. 8:30 p.m. The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty St., Newburgh. Country harmonies, sweet banjo, tasty mandolin, twangy guitars and soulful harmonica.

Theater
Hotflash and the Hormones. 8 p.m. Montgomery Senior Center. Musical comedy show featuring three wacky women. Benefits Valley Central All Night Grad Party. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Ticket includes one free drink. Must be 21 or older. 649-5784.

Much Ado About Nothing. 8 p.m. Parker Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. One of Shakespeare’s most delightful romantic comedies. Tickets $10/$16/$18. 257-2700.

Shakespeare’s Othello. 8 p.m. The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. All-male cast chronicles the downfall of the Moorish general at the hands of his lieutenant, Iago, through a plot fueled by jealousy and vengeance. As the story escalates, tensions rise and every loyalty is questioned. $24/$22. centerforperformingarts.org. 876-3080.

Sunday, April 26

For Kids
Meet the Animals. 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Wildlife Education Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Join museum staff to meet the animal of the week, then visit all the animals. 534-5506, Ext. 204.

Instruction
Satsang with Gurudev Swami Nityananda 10 a.m. – noon. Includes spiritual discourse, singing of bhajans and kirtan. Prasad (vegetarian lunch) follows. Satsang is preceded by the Guru Gita chant. 9 -10 a.m. Free. Shanti Mandir Ashram. 51 Muktananda Marg-off Route 208, Walden. 778-1008. shantimandir.com.

Outdoor Activities
Sunday Stroll to Scenic Lake Awosting. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Pack a lunch and water, lace up your hiking shoes and grab your sunglasses to come for a stroll out to remote and pristine Lake Awosting. Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, will lead this approximately 10-mile round trip walk that follows Mossy Glen, Blueberry Run and Jenny Lane Footpaths to Lower Awosting Carriage Road. We’ll walk up the steep hill on this carriage road to reach the scenic Lake Awosting Carriage Road, which encircles the Lake. If you’ve never seen this crystal clear sky lake, surrounded by nothing but forest, it’s worth the walk! Although there are some sections of trail with tricky footing and steep hills, overall this hike is fairly level and very picturesque. Meet at the Awosting Parking Area. Pre-registration is required. 255-0752.

16th annual Walk for Housing. 1 p.m. Washington’s Headquarters Park, Liberty and Washington Street, Newburgh. Walk with hundreds of local residents to raise funds and awareness for safe,decent and affordable housing for hardworking,local families currently living in substandard conditions. Walk begins at 2:00, with a fun-filled, family friendly day of live music, exciting raffles and activities Register online as an individual or as part of a team habitatnewburgh.org/events/walk-for-housing, or the day of the event

Events
Beacon Flea Market 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 6 Henry St. at S. Chestnut, Beacon, Antiques, vintage, collectibles, yard sale and hand made items. Free admission, 202-0094 beaconfleamarket@gmail.com.

Bus to NYC Peace & Planet Rally & March. 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern. A chartered bus will leave from Newburgh around 8:30 a.m. with a stop in Harriman and return around 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $25 per adult, $20 for seniors. 569-8965.

Antique Tractor Pull. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Orange County Farmer’s Museum, Route 17K, Montgomery. ocfarmersmuseum.org.

Repair Café. Noon – 4 p.m. Gardiner Library community room, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. The Repair Café features tools and materials to help attendees make the repairs they need on furniture, small appliances, housewares, clothes and textiles, jewelry, lamps and lighting, artwork, crockery, toys and more. The café also features “repair coaches” such as electricians, seamstresses, mechanics and all-purpose fix-it pros who get people started and help along the way. There will be free coffee and tea (bring your own mug) and baked treats and fruit for sale. There will also be a “take-it-apart” table for children. 255-9775 or recycling.tog@gmail.com.

Tastefully Simple Party. 1 p.m. Assumption Church Hall, Maybrook Benefits Catholic Daughters. 427-2755.

Live Auction Fundraiser. 1-4 p.m. Bad Seed Cider Co., 43 Baileys Gap Road, Highland. Live music by The Hot Rod Band, lots of great items for auction, cider on tap and bottled water for purchase. Proceeds to benefit Walden Humane Society. 778-5115.

Live Music
Sunday Mornings in Service of Sacred Unity. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. Guided by Amy McTear, Joseph Jastrab, Dahila Bartz Cabe & other musical guests $10, 255-1559.

Chamber ensemble Concert 3 p.m. Morrison Hall SUNY Orange Middletown campus. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven 341-4787.

Classical and Prepared Piano with selections by Satie and Cage. 3 p.m. Orange Hall Theatre, Orange County Community College. $10/$8. 341-4891 sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs.

College Youth Symphony: A Bevy of Concerti. 7 p.m. Julien J. Studley Theatre, 1 Hawk Drive, SUNY New Paltz. College Youth Symphony 2015 Competition winners – Jonina Kellerhouse will perform Kol Nidrei of Bruch; Miriam Silver-Altman, the Violin Concerto in G major by Mozart; and oboist Olivia McCartney, the Oboe Concerto of Benedetto Marcello. The orchestra consists of college, high school, and community members from the region and is conducted by Dr. Carole Cowan. $8, $6, $3 at the door. 257-2700.

Kairos: A Consort of Singers. Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park. Unaccompanied choral music from the Renaissance to the present. $20 general admission; $15 senior; $5 children/students 256-9114.

Theater
Much Ado About Nothing. 3 p.m. Parker Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. One of Shakespeare’s most delightful romantic comedies. Tickets $10/$16/$18. 257-2700.

Shakespeare’s Othello. 3 p.m. The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. All-male cast chronicles the downfall of the Moorish general at the hands of his lieutenant, Iago, through a plot fueled by jealousy and vengeance. As the story escalates, tensions rise and every loyalty is questioned. $24/$22. centerforperformingarts.org. 876-3080.

Staged Reading. Next Year in Jerusalem. 5 – 7 p.m. Ritz Theatre Lobby, 107 Broaadway, Newburgh. Produced by Hatmaker’s Attic Productions, Inc. and Safe Harbors of the Hudson, the event will be offered for one night only in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Tickets: 1-800-838-3006, HatmakersAttic.org

Monday, April 27

Instruction
Tech-Savvy Computer Training. 11 a.m. Plattekill Public Library, 2047 State Route 32, Modena. Basic computer skills, navigating the internet, and setting up and using email. Call 883-7286 to register.

Zumba Fitness. 7-8 p.m. Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Dance yourself into shape with Maritza C., Zumba fitness and toning instructor! $5. 561-4061 ext. 266.

Organizations
Walden Chess Club. 6 – 8 p.m. Josephine-Louise Public Library, Municipal Square, Walden. Everyone is invited to participate in non-ranked, non-competitive games. 778-7621.

New Single Parents Support Group. 6:30 p.m. YMCA Middletown. The group will address the challenges of being a single parent. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3-16 and light dinner will be served. $5 per family.

Events
Pine Bush Chamber of Commerce Mixer. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Metropolis “A Gathering Place”, 2280 State Route 52, Pine Bush. $5. pinebushchamberofcommerce@gmail.org.

Tuesday, April 28

For Kids
Bouncing Babies Story Time. 9:30 – 10 a.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Lap time stories and finger plays. Birth to 18 months old. Free. 255-1255.

Terrific Twos and Threes Story Time. 10 – 10:45 a.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Books, action rhymes, music and crafts. 255-1255.

Community Play Space. 10 – 10:45 a.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Space features books, toys and stuffed animals for children to play with and socialize with other kids. 255-1255.

Book Buddies for ages 4-5. 10:30 a.m. Wallkill Public Library, 7 Bona Ventura Ave., Wallkill. Children enjoy stories and crafts independently. Parent remains in the library. 895-3707.

Creepy Crawlers Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh. Stories, activities, and a simple craft about all kinds of colorful, crawly, and even cute bugs. The stories selected are for children ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome to attend. 563-3623.

Instruction
Zumba Fitness. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Dance yourself into shape with Maritza C., Zumba fitness and toning instructor! $5. 561-4061 ext. 266.

Meditation in the Temple 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Shanti Mandir Ashram. 51 Muktananda Marg-off Route 208, Walden. 45 minutes of silent meditation with the Shanti Mandir community, in the sacred space of the Temple. The meditation is preceded by the chanting of Sri Ram Jai Ram: 5:30 p.m., with Arati at 6 p.m. Free. 778-1008. shantimandir.com.

Organizations
Hudson Valley Leads Exchange. 7:15 a.m. Neptune Diner, Route 17K, Newburgh. We are a networking group who has served the Orange County area for the past 19 years. Come and join us for your free breakfast and a chance to check out how we can help you increase your business. 283-6307.

Orange County Toastmasters. 8 – 9 a.m. Orange County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 40 Matthews St., Goshen. Learn by doing workshop in which men and women hone their communication skills in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. 374-6006.

Knitting Club for Cancer Patients. 10 a.m. Conference Room B, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, 19 Laurel Ave., Cornwall. Yarn and knitting needles will be provided. Various pattern levels and designs also will be available, and a group leader from The Cornwall Yarn Shop, LTD, will be on hand to support beginners. 458-4544.

Life’s New Beginning’s Widow & Widower’s Club. 2 – 4 p.m. Newburgh Recreation Center, 311 Route 32, Newburgh. 564-7819.

Pine Bush Chess Club. 2 p.m. Pine Bush Area Library.

Knitting and Crocheting Club. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Town of Newburgh Recreation Center, Route 300 and 32. 562-6623.

Evening Meditation. 7-9 p.m. Dharma Drum Retreat Center, 184 Quannacut Road, Pine Bush. Sitting, walking meditation, yoga and Q and A. 744-8114.

Knitting Club. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library. Come share ideas; instruction available for beginners. Bring your own materials. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 563-3623.

NAACP, Middletown Chapter. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 75 Highland Ave., Middletown. middletownnaacp.org.

Song of the Valley Chorus, Sweet Adelines International. 7:15 – 9:30 p.m. 142 Stage Road, Monroe. A woman’s a cappella 4-part barbershop harmony. Women of all ages, join the chorus. For more information, call 928-6879.

Outdoor Activities
Tuesday Trek: Hamilton Point to Rainbow Falls. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Gardiner. Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator and Laura Davis, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Intern, for this long and fulfilling day hike. Starting at Lake Minnewaska, we’ll walk the carriage road that circles it to reach Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road, which leads to Hamilton Point Carriage Road. This carriage road was completely renovated last year and offers numerous cliff edge views down into the Palmaghatt Ravine. From Hamilton Point, we’ll stop to take in breathtaking views of the entire Hudson Valley before continuing on to Castle Point Carriage Road, which we’ll follow to Rainbow Falls Footpath. This footpath is a real treat that many hikers don’t know about. It skirts a cliff precipice and offers long views of Lake Awosting and the Catskills. And, it also traverses just beneath the bridal veil waterfall itself. When this footpath ends, we’ll cruise along the Jenny Lane Footpath to reach Blueberry Run Footpath and conclude our long walk along Mossy Glen Footpath, which follows a level route alongside the Peters Kill stream. This approximately ten-mile route is challenging in places and is recommended for fit individuals. Participants must come prepared with proper hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, water and rain gear. Pre-registration is required. 255-0752.

Events
Immunization Clinic. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Orange County Health Dept., 33 Fulton Plaza, Middletown. Must bring immunization record. 291-2369.

Live Music
Open Mic. 6 p.m. Bank Square Coffeehouse, 129 Main St., Beacon. banksquarecoffeehouse.com

Spring Vocal Studio Recital. 8 p.m. Julien J. Studley Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. Under the direction of Professor Kent Smith, the Department of Music presents an evening of works from Italy, Germany, France, England and America. $8, $6, $3 at the door. 257-2700.

Wednesday, April 29

For Kids
Toddler Story Time for ages 2-3. 10 and 11:15 am. Wallkill Public Library, 7 Bona Ventura Ave., Wallkill. Child and parent enjoy stories, songs, crafts and fun. 895-3707.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Highland Public Library, 30 Church St., Highland. For children ages 2 & 3. Reservations required: 691-2275.

Tiny Tots Storytime. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, Milton. Ages 2 and 3 with an adult. Get your little one started reading and learning with Miss Barbara.. With stories, songs, finger plays, games and crafts. Free. 795-2200.

Community Play Space. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Space features books, toys and stuffed animals for children to play with and socialize with other kids. 255-1255.

Knitting Group – 3 -5 p.m., Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library in Milton, Adults and teens, Knitters work on their own items or join in on group projects. Free lessons on all techniques.

Chess Club 6 p.m. Wallkill Public Library. Kids ages 10 plus are invited to join teen volunteer Nick for Chess. Bring a board, if you have one. 895-3707.

Instruction
Zumba Fitness. 7-8 p.m. Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway, Newburgh. Dance yourself into shape with Maritza C., Zumba fitness and toning instructor! $5. 561-4061 ext. 266.

Gentle Yoga with Kelly 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (arrive a few min. early). Designed for gentle exploration of different asanas (postures) linked by the breath. Shanti Mandir Ashram. 51 Muktananda Marg-off Route 208, Walden. Namaste’ Building. 778-1008. shantimandir.com.

Organizations
Bridge Group. 1 p.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. All levels welcome to come play Bridge with other card enthusiasts. 399-0355.

Wings for Life Sexual Peer Support Group. 5 p.m. 280 Broadway, 4th Floor, Newburgh. 342-2400, ext 267.

Outdoor Activities
Mohonk Preserve Bob Babb Wednesday Walk – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meet at West Trapps Trailhead, Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz. Adults of all ages and levels of ability are welcome. Moderate five-mile hike. $10 non-members. 255-0919.

Events
Bingo. 5 p.m. doors and kitchen open, 6 p.m. selling starts, 7 p.m. calling starts and kitchen closes. Wallkill Firehouse, 18 Central Ave., Wallkill.

Live Music
Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. 7:30 p.m. St. Andrews Church, 110 Overlook Rd., Poughkeepsie. Male a cappella group that sings in the uniquely American “Barbershop Style” of close four-part harmony. newyorkerschorus.org.

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