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Ulster County Event Highlights: October 2016

Highland Hudson Fest. Highlighting the Hudson Valley’s local vineyards, farms, merchants, artists, and restaurants, this year’s Hudson Fest will be packed with fresh food and merchandise. You can access the entrance of the festival by foot, bike, or vehicle, for it is located on the rail trail itself.  The main tent will be reserved for dining and relaxation. 10am-5pm,  October 9, 75 Haviland Road; visit hudsonfest.com for more information.

Ways of the West. HorsePlay activities instill empathy, evoke pride, teach patience, and stretch imaginations! Come join Cori Nichols, Eagala certified Equine Specialist, and Rosey Rouhana, in a life-skill series for boys grades 2 – 4. Tuesdays in October: 4, 11, 18, 25. 4 – 5pm.  $80. Hudson Valley HorsePlay, Nichols Field, 98 Sherman Road, Kerhonkson. Visit HudsonValleyHorsePlay.com for more information or call Cori Nichols 845-616 – 3608.

Forsyth Nature Center’s 14th Annual Fall Festival. Activities for this family-friendly event includes live music, a variety of children’s games, wagon rides, bounce houses, vendors, raffles, and more. The Forsyth Nature Center will also be open for visitors to see the resident animals, which include a young steer, goats, peacocks, tortoises, and many more furred, feathered, and shelled friends. The event will take place on Sunday, October 9 from 10am to 4pm at Forsyth Park in Kingston. For more information call 845-339-3053 or visit www.forsythnaturecenter.org.

Free Community Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners are available at this event, along with many new practitioners. Appointments can be made at a first come, first serve basis upon check-in. Though no money or insurance is required, RVHHC invites patients to give a donation or an hour of volunteer community service if they can. 4- 8pm. October 18, Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St. (Route 209),Stone Ridge. For more information, visit rvhhc.org.

Vampire Ballet! Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. Bourne’s haunting new scenario is a gothic fairy tale for all ages; the traditional tale of good vs. evil and rebirth is turned upside-down, creating a supernatural love story, across the decades.   Admission is $12 for members, $10 for non-members and $6 for children 12 and under. It will hit the big screen at Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Sunday, October 9 at 3pm. For directions or more information, visit rosendaletheatre.org or call 845-658-8989.

Blues Happy Hour at Uncle Willy’s Tavern and Kitchen. Every week since April of 2014 has been dedicated to Blues Happy Hour at Willy’s.  Blues, R&B, soul, and funk music is commonly featured during these jam sessions where Uncle  Willy himself states that “Dancin’ is mandatory!” 7 Pieces of Funk  and B-BOYZ will be performing on October 7, 31 North Front Street (@Wall Street), Kingston. There will be no cover charge. 21+

Native Teachings & the Roots of American Democracy. Evan Pritchard, Professor and descendant of the the Micmac tribe and founder of the Center for Algonquin Culture, will be speaking about the Eastern Woodland roots of American Democracy. Special importance will be noted to the original political systems which has given us liberty and justice for all life forms.  The talk is free and open to the public, free book signing will end the event.  October 13, 7 pm, Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Road, Highland. Please RSVP at mhsierraprograms@yahoo.com.

Live Music from Bibi Farber. Bibi Farber is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from NYC.  Her songs have been used in almost 300 instances in TV commercials, and she has performed alongside Richard Lloyd’s (original New York) band.  On October 2 at 6 pm, she will be performing solo at Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front Street (@Wall Street), Kingston. No cover charge. 21+.