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Dutchess Events February 2014

Annandale-on-Hudson  

Northeast Regional C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Workshop. Directed by Eban S.

Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and dean of the Bard MBA in Sustainability. The three-day workshop offers training to college students and recent graduates aspiring to become sustainability leaders in politics and business. The workshop is open to current undergraduate or graduate students and recent graduates from any college or university in the Northeast. Students from any academic background are welcome. $30 includes registration, food, and lodging for nonlocal participants. Bard College. River Road, Annandale-on-Hudson. c2cfellows.org. 845-758-7900. Sunday, February 16. 7-8am.

Beacon
Celebrating National African-American History Month. An Art Exhibition of African-American artists of the Hudson Valley. Howland Cultural Center. 477 Main Street, Beacon. information@howlandculturalcenter.org. 845-831-4988. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 1-5pm.
Hopewell Junction
Free Meditation Workshop. Susan Olin-Dabrowski of Whole Person Healing leads this free workshop. The meditation introduction is a wonderful gathering for both beginners and experienced meditators. Beekman Library. 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction. beeklib@beekmanlibrary.org or wholepersonhealing.net/. 845-724-3414. Thursday, February 13. 6:30-7:30pm.
Hyde Park
Hyde Park Brewing Company. Jukebox Junkies. Friday, February 7. 9:30pm. Bryan Gordon. Saturday, February 8. 8:30pm. The Real Men. Friday, February 14. 9:30pm. Bernie and Mike. Saturday, February 15. 8:30pm. Vito and the VIP Band. Friday, February 21. 9:30pm. Karl Allweier. Solo in the taproom. Saturday, February 22. 8:30pm. Chain Gang. Friday, February 28. 9:30pm. Hyde Park Brewing Company. 4076 Albany Post Road (Route 9), Hyde Park. hydeparkbrewing.com. 845-229-8277.
Open Mic. Acoustic acts, spoken word artists welcome. Hyde Park Free Library. 2 Main Street, Hyde Park. 845-229-7791 x 205. Sunday, February 16. 2pm. Sign up. 1:30pm.
Poughkeepsie
Submissions for Reel Expressions Youth Film Festival. The Second Annual Reel Expressions Youth Film Festival is slated to take place in September of 2014. The festival will feature short youth-produced work from filmmakers nationwide (with an emphasis on local youth), showcasing a selection of genres, including narrative, music video, animated film, experimental and documentary. This is a juried festival, offering a grand prize of $500 to the film that most captures the jury’s attention. Filmmakers between the ages of 13 and 19 are encouraged to enter. childrensmediaproject.org/reel-expressions-call-for-entries/ or tracy@childrensmediaproject.org. 845-485-4480. Carriage House, Second Floor, 42 Catherine Street, Poughkeepsie.
A Golden Anniversary: 50 Years of Mid-Hudson Artists. Retrospective of artwork and stories spanning the organization’s 50-year history. Arts Mid-Hudson (formerly the Dutchess County Arts Council). Mid-Hudson Heritage Center. 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. Tuesday and Wednesday. 11:30am-4:30pm. Thursday and Friday.12-5pm.
Red Hook
Exhibit: Family Matters. An artistic interpretation of family relationships, portraits, dysfunctions, generations, and the psychology of home in all mediums. Red Hook CAN/ Artists Collective Gallery. 7516 North Broadway, Red Hook. redhookcan@gmail.com. Friday and Saturday. 1-7pm. Sunday. 12-4pm. Reception. Saturday, February 8. 5-7pm.
Rhinebeck
Rouge. Paintings that reflect the Heart and Passion of the Season. Betsy Jacaruso Studio and Gallery. The Courtyard, 43 East Market Street, Rhinebeck. betsyjacarusoartist.com. 845-516-4435. February 1-28. Thursday through Saturday. 11-5pm. Sunday. 12-4pm. Also by appointment or chance. Refreshments and meet the artists. Saturday, February 15. 5-7pm. 
Please email adine.countrywisdom@gmail.com to add to this month’s events list, or to send in future event listings.