Calendar of Community Events

March 25th, 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, March 26
• Friday, March 27
• Saturday, March 28
• Sunday, March 29
• Monday, March 30
• Tuesday, March 31
• Wednesday, April 1

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, March 26

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Live Music
Donna Lewis. 8 p.m. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Theater
Film: “Popeye,” starring Robin Williams. 6:30 p.m. Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden.

Friday, March 27

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
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
Temple Hill Detachment 249 of the Marine Corps League of New Windsor. 8 a.m. Denny’s Restaurant, Route 300, Newburgh. All Honorably Discharged Marines and Navy Corpsmen are welcome. 534-8296.

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

Ham Radio Enthusiasts. 8 p.m. Munger Cottage in Cornwall. For info: 564-0688, 986-8027.

Outdoor Activities
O.C. Audubon Society Field Trip. 7 p.m. Highland Lake State Park, Tamms Road, Middletown. Hear woodcocks and maybe see them. Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. 744-6047. orangecountynyaudubon.com.

Events
Fish Fry. 5-7 p.m. Gallo Hall, Sacred Heart Parish, Ann Street, Newburgh. Fried or baked fish, French fries or baked potatoes, coleslaw, soda or bottled water. $7.50

Fish Fry Friday. 5-7 p.m. Holy Name of Mary Church Hall, Boyd Street, Montgomery. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

Take Out Lenten Dinner. 5-7 p.m. Fr. Sullivan Hall, Most Precious Blood Church, Walden. Menu– Parmesan Tilapia, tater tots, vegetable, biscuit and cookies. $6. Call 566-7822 by Thursday to place your order.

Fish Fry. 6 p.m. New Paltz Elks Lodge.290 Route 32 South, New Paltz. Fried Cod in our own special batter or fried shrimp, homemade cole-slaw, and your choice of potato, french-fries or baked (limited quantities). Take out and delivery is available. $13/$12. 255-1633.

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

Live Music
Alexis P. Suter Band. 8 p.m. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Susan Werner 8 p.m. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. $20/$22.

Theater
Comedy night to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. 7 p.m. Temple Hill Tavern and Catering, 171 Temple Hill Rd, Vails Gate. Featuring Davin Rosenblatt of Comedy Central/Sirius XM Radio and Joe Currie of “The Opie & Anthony Radio Show” $50 per person includes dinner – Cash Bar. iris.winchestervega@gmail.com or 562-9816 x8.

Saturday, March 28

For Kids
Easter Egg Hunt & Visit with Mr. Bunny. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St., Wappingers Falls. 297-3248.

Community Easter Crafts. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Marlboro, West & DuBois Streets. A fun-filled morning of making Easter crafts. For children age 3-12. Light brunch will be served. Please bring non-perishable food items. 236-4130.

Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m. James W. Olley Park, Walden. Bring your basket and meet the Easter Bunny! Participants will be split into the following age groups: 0-4 years; 5-7 years and 8-11 years. Prizes for the two children in each age group who find the Golden Egg!

Tail Waggin’ Tutors. 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike. Each reader signs up for a 15 minute session of reading to a trained dog, certified by Therapy Dogs International. 255-1255. gardinerlibrary.org.

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
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.
Outdoor Activities

Trout Weekend 12-4 p.m. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Special “Meet the Brook Trout Hatchlings and Adults” at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Brookie feeding time at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors can use microscopes to view aquatic invertebrates from a local stream plus enjoy crafts and activities 534-5506, ext. 204.

Events
Indoor Yard Sale. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Montgomery Fire House, 136 Ward St/Route 17K. Lots of old and new treasures. All proceeds benefit Will Spay Pets Spay/Neuter Program.

Last Saturdays, Newburgh 12-8 p.m. A celebration of art, music, poetry and local shopping flavor. Stroll the neighborhood, see what’s new, stay awhile! 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.

Orange County Firefighters Museum. 1 – 4 p.m. 141 Clinton St., Montgomery. View the collection of antique fire equipment and memorabilia. 457-9654.

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

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
Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side with Newburgh Free Academy. 3-5 p.m. Newburgh Free Academy Auditorium. The youth orchestras, under the direction of John Bjorkman, play side-by-side with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra. Free event. 913-7157, newburghsymphony.org.

Pete Seeger: The Storm King. 4 p.m. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. An audiovisual presentation of Pete Seeger’s spoken words — in his own recorded voice — set to live music and video. With Jeff Haynes. Call 486-7745 to register.

Women In Jazz Mixer. 6 p.m. Amos and Sara Holden Home, 85 Grand St., Newburgh. Featuring music by the Essence Quintet. $40. 225-366-2442 FerryGodmother.com.

Indradeep Ghosh. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Shanti Mandir, 51 Muktananda Marg, Walden. Listen to live Indian classical music in a traditional setting. Indradeep Ghosh, one of the most talented young violinists of India, was initiated in the art of playing violin at the tender age of six. He will be accompanied on Tabla by Shri Gourishankar. Admission. 778-1008, shantimandir.com.

America’s Story through Folk Songs. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern. Featuring Spook Handy with songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement and the 60’s and 70’s are interwoven with new songs about the world we live in today. $12/$15 at the door. 978-5620.

Catherine Russell. 7 p.m. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 236-7970.

Sunday, March 29

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.

Organizations
Overeaters Anonymous. 2 – 3 p.m. Orange Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Rd., Room C, Middletown. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. 12-step program is at the heart of the OA Recovery program. They offer a new way of life that enables the compulsive overeater to live without the need for excess food. 343-9961.

Outdoor Activities
10th Annual Lt. Mark Dooley Memorial 5K. Walkers at 8, runners at 9. Thomas Felton Park in Modena. $17 preregister. $20 day of race. southernulsterrotary.org.

Trout Weekend 12-4 p.m. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Special “Meet the Brook Trout Hatchlings and Adults” at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Brookie feeding time at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors can use microscopes to view aquatic invertebrates from a local stream plus enjoy crafts and activities 534-5506, ext. 204.

Events
Palm Sunday Breakfast. 8 – 11:30 a.m. Middlehope Firehouse, 11 Lattintown Road. $8/$6. Donations will be made to Hudson Valley Honor Flight, with proceeds. 562-0285.

Palm Sunday Buffet Breakfast. 8 – 11:30 a.m. Modena Fire House. French Toast, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, coffee & tea and orange juice. $7/$6. 883-0465.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hunt Memorial Building, Liberty Square, Ellenville. Benefits the restoration of the historic Hunt building. 647-6943.

Ziti Dinner. 12-4 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 57 Vineyard Ave., Highland. $12/$14. 691-2284.

Penny Social. 12:30 p.m. doors open, 1:30 p.m. calling starts. Elks Lodge, Route 32 South, New Paltz. Special tables, food raffle table, door prizes and the kitchen will be open for refreshments. Sponsored by Vineyard Rebekah Lodge #572. 453-6141.

Live Music
Kairos: A Consort of Singers. 4 p.m. Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park. Lessons and Hymns Tenebrae Service. 256-9114.

EJ Strickland Quintet “The Undying Spirit” CD Release Event. 7 p.m. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Opening act: Akie Bermiss. 236-7970.

Monday, March 30

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.

Blogging and Online Presentation for Creative Endeavors: How to Market Yourself as a Working Artist. 6 p.m. Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum of the Rowley Center at SUNY Orange. Learn how to present yourself digitally in a professional way and how to be seen in the crowd. Presented by Samantha Seeley. 341-4891.

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
Book to Film. 7 p.m. Sarah Hull Hallock Library, Milton. Great books make great movies. Read the group-selected title, watch the film version, then gather in the library community room to share your thoughts over a cup of coffee or tea with other adults who enjoy books, film and lively conversation. 795-2200.

Tuesday, March 31

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.

Christian Service Brigade and Explorer Girls. 6:45 – 8:30 p.m. Leptondale Bible Church, 1771 Route 300, Newburgh. For boys and girls ages 8-18. Bible studies, crafts, achievements, games, leadership and other activities. 566-1113. (through the school year).

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.

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.
residents welcome. 564-7819.

Pine Bush Senior Citizens Club. 1 p.m. Town of Crawford Town Hall, Open to all Town of Crawford Seniors, aged 60 and older.

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.

Walking Club. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Hudson River HealthCare, 75 Orange Ave, Walden. 778- 2700.

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

Southern Ulster Rotary Club. 6:30 p.m. Golden Fox Restaurant, Route 208, Gardiner. Open to anyone interested in Rotary International.

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.

Events
Drop in and Paint. 10 a.m. – noon. Wallkill Arts School, Route 17K, Montgomery. Bring your own paints, any media. $10, seniors 60+ free. 457-ARTS.

Lecture: John Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct. 7 p.m. Rowley Center for Science and Engineering, SUNY Orange, Middletown. Speaker: Susie Kaspar is a Park Ranger with the National Park Service at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. Free. 341-4891.

Live Music
Violin and Piano. 8 p.m. McKenna Theatre, SUNY New Paltz. Dr. Carole Cowan and Assistant Professor Alex Peh present “Classically Modern” with music of Mozart, Stravinsky and Bartok. $8, $6, $3 at the door. 257-2700. newpaltz.edu/music.

Wednesday, April 1

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.

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

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.

Kids Club. 7 p.m. Chapel Hill Bible Church, 49 Bingham Road, Marlboro. A Christian based fun-filled evening for children 5-12. Crafts, games and song. 236-7144.

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
Bereavement Support Group. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Orange Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Rd., room C, Middletown. This is a non-denominational support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. Registration is not necessary and there is no charge for attending. 333-1014.

GBS/CIDP FoundationHudson Valley Support Chapter. 4-6:30 p.m. Elk’s Lodge, 356 Washington St., Newburgh. 914-805-3714. rbphoneguy@aol.com.

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

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). 6:30 p.m. Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, 147 Lake St., Newburgh. The support group promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay and transgender persons, celebrates diversity and envisions a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities. 564-6265.

Pine Bush Photography Club. 7 -9 p.m. Town of Crawford Library Annex, Maple Avenue, Pine Bush. For more information, call Nick: 283-8058.
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
Yard sale. 9 a.m. – 3 p. m. Walden Humane Society, 2489 Albany Post Road. Stop in and see the variety of items for sale. While there visit the shelter animals that will benefit from the proceeds of the sale. 778-5115.

Artist Presentation: Lisa Park, multi-disciplinary. 11 a.m. Lecture Center 108, SUNY New Paltz. Over the past few years, Park’s interest in New Media Art (a genre that encompasses artworks including digital art, computer graphics, virtual art, Internet art, interactive art, video games, computer robotics, and biotechnology) has influenced her art practice to focus on creating performative-based interactive installation. newpaltz.edu/art. 257-3830.

Sharing your Lenten Journey. 12:30 p.m. Grace United Methodist Church, Broadway, Newburgh. Ecumenical service sponsored by the Newburgh Ministerial Association. Light lunch, at nominal charge, follows service. 561-0176.

Immunization Clinic. 3 – 5 p.m. Orange County Health Dept., 141 Broadway, Newburgh. Must bring immunization record. 291-2369.

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.

SaraStrong Foundation Fundraiser. 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Ship Lantern Inn, 1725 Route 9W, Milton. 795-5400.

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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