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Ulster County Event Highlights

Fall for Art. 20th anniversary of this juried art show, sale, and cocktail reception benefiting area charities (including the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, People’s Place, Angel Food East, and Jewish Family Services) and featuring 33 Hudson Valley artists. The 2016 Special Recipient is the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County.  Visit fallforart.org for detailed information about sponsorships & tickets or call 845-338-8131. $45 advance/$50 door. The Chateau, 240 Boulevard, Kingston. September 8, 5-9pm.

“Juliet and Romeo.” Romeo and Juliet becomes Juliet and Romeo in master contemporary choreographer Mats Ek’s full-length work to Tchaikovsky’s music, performed by the Royal Swedish Ballet, captured at Stockholm’s Royal Opera House on HD. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members and $6 for children 12 and under.  For directions or more information, go to rosendaletheatre.org or call 845-658-8989. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale. September 11, 3pm.

Acupressure Partner Massage. During this fully hands-on training session, learn a few basic concepts that will allow you to become better at massage and enjoy it more each time you practice. Participants are requested to bring a large towel or yoga mat. MaryJo Johnson is a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist with a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She works with a wide variety of clients in Manhattan and New Paltz. Children welcome. $15. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. September 16, 10am-11:30am.

4th Annual Master Gardener Favorites Plant Sale. “Fall is the best time to plant perennials, trees and shrubs!” according to Master Gardeners Bonni Nechemias and Barbara Bravo. The plant sale will offer an array of plants from the Xeriscape Garden, plus perennials, shrubs, trees and even houseplants grown by the Master Gardeners. The Xeriscape Garden is an interactive teaching tool in the selection of heat-tolerant water-wise plants, integrated pest management and alternative landscaping techniques. Proceeds benefit the CCEUC Master Gardener program. ulster.cce.cornell.edu. SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. September 17, rain or shine. 9am-12pm.

A Taste of New Paltz. The Hudson Valley’s renowned wine, cuisine, and agricultural bounty are on display with A TASTE OF NEW PALTZ, the flavorful annual opportunity to sample some of the best mouth-watering fare from the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, farm markets, brew masters, and wineries, all in a single day. A TASTE OF NEW PALTZ is also proud to boast a green initiative, highlighting the importance of sustainable practices. Ulster County Fairgrounds, Libertyville Road, New Paltz. September 18, 11am-5pm.

HorsePlay Girl Power Program. HorsePlay provides on-the-ground experiential learning with horses. We do not teach riding or horsemanship, but rather we provide participants with a unique and powerful opportunity to learn about themselves, their patterns of thinking and behavior, and how these choices and responses play out in their lives and relationships with self, peers, teachers, parents, and others. Visit hudsonvalleyhorseplay.com for more information. Nichols Field Riding Club, Kerhonkson. Six-week program begins September 20.

Building a Home Herbal Apothecary. Herbal medicine is a simple and effective way to practice both preventive health care and treatment of ailments.  Ashley of Dreamkeeper Botanicals will introduce you to some of her most trusted herbal remedies and when and how to use them.  Some of the topics covered will include fevers, teething, tummy upset, sleeplessness, colds, flu, and ear infections. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. September 23, 10-11:30am.

RVGA Harvest Hoedown & Local Food Barbecue. Join farmers and neighbors at RVGA’s famous farm-to-table barbecue feast, “Slaw-Off”, bake sale, snacks, wine and local beer, cider, and fun for everyone—tractors, Zucchini 500 Race, pumpkin decorating, and more. Live music by Rich Hines and the Hillbilly Drifters, Creek Iversen and Farm Friends, Kelleigh MacKenzie, topped off with square dancing to the Shoestring Band and caller-fiddler Liz Slade. Advance tickets are $25 per adult, $5 children 6-12, under 6 years free ($30 adult/$10 child at the gate). rondoutvalleygrowers.org. Tongore Park, Marbletown. September 26, 3-9pm (rain or shine).

Country Quilters Biennial Quilt Show.  In addition to an amazing quilt display, the show will include guest speaker Susan Reich, a gallery talk, a judged show, a variety of quilt-related vendors, a craft supply sale, demonstrations, door prizes, AQS appraisals by Reich, and raffle prizes. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information on the show, how to register your quilt, and how to become a vendor for the show, visit countryquilters.org. $7 a day/$10 both days. Pine Bush High School, 156 Route 302, Pine Bush. September 24-25, 10am-4pm.

Odyssey at The Belltower. Experience a mindful musical happening facilitated by musician, mentor, and spiritual activist Amy McTear. Tickets available at amymctear.com/events. September 27, 7-8:30pm. 398 Main Street, Rosendale.