Calendar of Community Events

February 24th, 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, February 26
• Friday, February 27
• Saturday, February 28
• Sunday, March 1
• Monday, March 2
• Tuesday, March 3
• Wednesday, March 4

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, February 26

For Kids
Thursday Tales at Ten: Story Time. 10 a.m. Mohonk Preserve Visitor’s Center. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season while we wait for spring. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians. 255-0919

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

Instruction
Reiki mini-sessions. 1-2 p.m. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. Reiki is a form of Japanese Energy Healing which is used to promote healing, ease stress and provide relaxation and clarity to your body and mind. Reiki is a complement to any other forms of body work and is safe for all. Jorga, a certified and insured practitioner, will be providing information and free Reiki mini-sessions. A Gardiner resident, Jorja Hunt-Hernandez has been studying and practicing Usui Reiki for over 3 years and has recently become a Master/Teacher. She began practicing and saw the positive effects first hand when treating her mother during her battle with terminal cancer. 255-1255. gardinerlibrary.org.

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.

Town of Montgomery Lions Club Dinner Meeting. 7 p.m. Camillo’s at the Crossroads Restaurant, Rte. 17K and 208, Montgomery. 778-4026.

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.

Family Lego Night. 6:30 p.m.- Highland Public Library, 30 Church St., Lego mania, fun for all ages. Registration suggested, walk-ins welcome. All Ages. 695-2275.

Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) Lecture Series. 7 p.m. SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102. Co-sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Biology Department and the Mohonk Preserve. 255-0919.

Theater
The Trojan Women. 8 p.m. Parker Theatre, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr. Directed by Nancy Saklad. Classical ancient Greek tragedy relays the horrors of war as told by the women who survive the ploy of the Trojan horse & the battle of Troy. 257-3880; boxoffice@newpaltz.edu; newpaltz.edu/theatre.

Friday, February 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 239, Marine Corps League. 8 a.m. Denny’s Restaurant, Route 300. All Honorable Discharged U.S. Marines and corpsmen invited. 534-8296.

Card Club. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. City of Newburgh Activity Center, Washington Street, Newburgh. All city seniors over 60 are welcome. 565-3230.

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

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

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

Theater
The Trojan Women. 8 pm Parker Theatre, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr. Directed by Nancy Saklad. Classical ancient Greek tragedy relays the horrors of war as told by the women who survive the ploy of the Trojan horse & the battle of Troy. 257-3880; boxoffice@newpaltz.edu; newpaltz.edu/theatre.

La Cage Aux Folles. 8 p.m. The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck. Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein presented by Up In One Productions $27/$25. 876-3080. centerforperformingarts.org.

Saturday, February 28

For Kids
Town of Newburgh Little League Registration. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. TONLL Little League Complex, 537 Lakeside Road, Newburgh. Ages 4-16. tonll.com.

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
Mandolin Workshop with Steve Bernstein. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Beacon Music Factory, 629 Rt. 52, Beacon. The workshop will begin with basic mandolin chording: playing rhythm with open and barre chords, and a warmup of major and minor scales. From there, the class will focus on how to interpret a melody using the various articulations including sliding, hammer ons, pull offs, tremelo, string selection and phrasing. Double stops will be introduced as well to learn how to harmonize. Songs from different genres will be presented to illustrate these techniques. $40.

Learn to Swing Dance Workshop. 6-7:30 p.m. APG Pilates, 87 Liberty Street, Newburgh. With Linda and Chester Freeman. $30 ($25 preregistered) per person. No experience or partner needed. 236-3939. got2lindy.com.

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

Basic drumming class for adults and teens. 1 p.m. Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh. Conducted by Master drummer Kazi Oliver. 563-3618.

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
Maple Sugaring Tours. 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. The sugar bush walking tour experience lasts approximately 60 minutes and ends at the Museum’s farmhouse for the “taste test challenge” and where maple syrup and gifts can be purchased. Tours start every half-hour and run from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with adapted tours, that may be preferable for those with young children or people who have trouble walking long distances on uneven ground, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dress warmly and wear boots for snow and mud. $10/$7. 534-5506 or hhnm.org.

Events
17th Annual Chilibowl Fiesta. 2-7 p.m. Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Rt. 32, Rosendale. More than 700 bowls & tumblers handmade in the Women’s Studio Workshop’s ceramic studio on sale. Fill with chili donated by favorite local chefs. Early admission 2-4 p.m., $5. From 4-7, free admission. Handicap accessible. 658-9133; wsworkshop.org.

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

Wining for a New Library. 5-7 p.m. Nostrano Vineyards, 14 Gala Lane, Milton. Tasting of 4 wines + light refreshment. Only 55 tickets available. May be purchased /ordered at library.

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.

Theater
Film: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness. 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 9 Vance Rd. (off Rt. 207) Rock Tavern. In this video presentation of a talk given by Michelle Alexander at the University of Chicago in Feb. 2013, Alexander shows that, by targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. Discussion afterward. $5 donation welcomed. 569-8965.

La Cage Aux Folles. 3 p.m. The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck. Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein presented by Up In One Productions $27/$25. 876-3080. centerforperformingarts.org.

The Trojan Women. 8 p.m. Parker Theatre, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr. Directed by Nancy Saklad. Classical ancient Greek tragedy relays the horrors of war as told by the women who survive the ploy of the Trojan horse & the battle of Troy. 257-3880; boxoffice@newpaltz.edu; newpaltz.edu/theatre.

Sunday, March 1

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.

Organizations
Hudson Valley Francophone Connection. 1:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh.

Town of Newburgh Rose Club. 2 p.m. Town of Newburgh Recreation Center, Route 300, Newburgh. Part of the American Rose Society guest speakers will answer questions about the care and upkeep of your rose garden. 564-7815.

Outdoor Activities
Maple Sugaring Tours. 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. The sugar bush walking tour experience lasts approximately 60 minutes and ends at the Museum’s farmhouse for the “taste test challenge” and where maple syrup and gifts can be purchased. Tours start every half-hour and run from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with adapted tours, that may be preferable for those with young children or people who have trouble walking long distances on uneven ground, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dress warmly and wear boots for snow and mud. $10/$7. 534-5506 or hhnm.org.

Events
Pancake Breakfast. 7 a.m. – noon. Wallkill Firehouse, 18 Central Ave., Wallkill. All you can eat: pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, etc., $8 adults, $7.50 seniors and children. 895-9708.

Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. – noon. Maybrook VFW. $6.

Community Breakfast. 8-11:30 a.m. Newburgh Township American Legion Post 1420, 1169 Union Avenue, Newburgh. The cost is $5 for your choice of eggs, sausage, hash browns and beverage or French toast, sausage, hash browns and beverage. The deluxe breakfast is $6, which includes everything. For additional information contact the Commander Nick Previti at 784-4851, or Vice Commander Ian Berkowitz at (914) 720-7908.

Wallkill Valley Lenten Series. 5 p.m. The Reformed Church of Shawangunk. Rev. Toni Macon preaching.

First Sunday Nights. 7 p.m. New Prospect Church, corner of New Prospect Road and Route 52, Pine Bush. Energetic and edifying, featuring upbeat, contemporary praise music, and strong biblical teaching rooted in the sound Reformed theological tradition. 744-3301.

Live Music
SUNY Orange Community Orchestra. 3 p.m. Paramount Theatre, Middletown. High school musicians Olivia McCartney of Newburgh Free Academy and Brianna Reed of Valley Central High School will perform oboe and French horn solos, respectively. The afternoon program will also feature George Enescu’s “Romanian Rhapsody, No. 1,” Claude Debussy’s “Nocturnes” and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34.” $10. (Postponed from an earlier date).

Theater
La Cage Aux Folles. 3 p.m. The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck. Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein presented by Up In One Productions $27/$25. 876-3080. centerforperformingarts.org.

Monday, March 2

Instruction
Master Class: Working as Professional Classical Musicians on the International Scene. 10 a.m. Orange Hall Room 23 at SUNY Orange, Middletown Campus. The members of Trio+ discuss classical music, how they started, how they formed their trio, and making it on the international music scene. Free. 341-4891.

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
AARP Chapter #975 Meeting. Noon lunch, 1:30 p.m. meeting. St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall, Route 44/55, Gardiner.

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.

Crazy Crafters Club – 6:30 – 8 p.m., Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library in Milton, Adults and teens. Bring your ideas and projects.

Dutchess Peace Coalition Meeting. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Unitarian Fellowship, 67 S. Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie. Planning antiwar and anti-recruitment activities. All those interested are invited.

T.O.P.S. 7 p.m. Behind the Wallkill Reformed Church in the food pantry building, Bridge St., Wallkill. 895-2208, 895-3734.

Town of Newburgh Model Car Club. 7 – 10 p.m. Recreation Center, Route 32, Newburgh. tnmcc.com.

Women’s Prayer Meeting. 7 p.m. Mount Triumphant Church of God, 1377 Route 44/55, Clintondale. 883-6196.

Knights of Columbus Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Church of the Assumption, Maybrook.

Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society. 7:30 p.m. Meeting Room next to the Bistro in Vineyard Commons, 300 Vineyard Ave., Highland. “Aerodrome,” a documentary film about early flight. Co-producer Francesco Codaro to speak. Free. 255-7742. ddeeprose@optonline.net.

Events
Evenings of Reflection on the Lenten Sunday scripture readings. 7 p.m. Mt. St. Joseph Administration Center, 84 Presentation Way (off Jackson Avenue) in New Windsor. Hosted by The Sisters of the Presentation. 401-8531.

Theater
Film: Guantanamera. Noon. Tower Building Cafe on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. This comedy portrays life in Cuba in the 1990s. SUNY Orange Global Studies professor Dr. Jean Cowan will provide an introduction that will include updates in light of recent changes in U.S.-Cuba relations (movie will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles). Free. 341-4891.

Tuesday, March 3

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.

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.

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

Parkinson’s Support Group of Orange County. 2 p.m. Marasco Senior Center, 555 Union Ave. New Windsor. 561-9135.

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

Chess Club. 6 p.m. Coldenham Reformed Presbyterian Church, 469 Coldenham Road, Walden. Casual play with instruction available. Bring your own chess set and board. 926-0804.

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

Bible Study. 7 – 9 p.m. Mount Triumphant Church of God, 1377 Rt. 44-55, Clintondale. 36 Power Points To Counteract the Attacks of the Devil On Your Life. 883-6196.

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
Immunization Clinic. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Orange County Health Dept., 141 Broadway, Newburgh. Must bring immunization record. 291-2369.

Lecture: “Old Technology, New Technology: The Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris in the 21st Century.” 7 p.m. Gerry Forum of the Rowley Center at SUNY Orange, Middletown Campus. Vassar Professor Dr. Andrew Tallon will compare architectural structure, medieval acoustics, the culture of building restoration in 19th-Century France, and the virtual representation of architectural space. Free. 341-4891.

Wednesday, March 4

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

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

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.

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
Mid-Hudson Area Retired Teachers Association. Noon. The Barnsider, Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. 856-3437.

Community Garden Club of Marlborough-on-Hudson. 1 p.m. Union Presbyterian Church, Balmville Road, Newburgh. Call for topic, 787-5220.

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.

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

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group. 6:30 – 8 p.m. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Cornwall Campus, Conference Room B. Free. 568-2561.

Orange County Audubon Society Meeting. 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 33 Park Place, Goshen. 744-6047.

Historical Society of Shawangunk and Gardiner. 7 p.m.. 7 p.m. Community room, Town of Shawangunk Town Hall in Wallkill. “A Visit to the Galapagos Islands” with photographer, Bill Fiero. 744-3357.

Hudson Valley Writers Workshop. 7:30 p.m. New Hackensack Reformed Church, 1580 Route 376, Wappingers Falls. Read selected section of your fiction, non-fiction, prose or poetry in a caring, supportive environment and be critiqued by fellow members. Also includes group writing exercises designed to sharpen creative and communication skills. 677-9537.

Hudson Highlands Chapter #537 of Vietnam Veterans of America. 8 p.m. Motorcyclopedia Museum, 250 Lake St., Newburgh. In rear of building. 720-7908.

Outdoor Activities
Mohonk Preserve Bob Babb Wednesday Walk – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mohonk Preserve. Adults of all ages and levels of ability are welcome. Moderate five-mile hike. 255-0919.

Events
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.

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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