Artist Phil Sigunick. Phil Sigunick’s paintings will be on solo exhibition. Ellenville Regional Hospital. 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville. www.philsigunick.com. 845-210-3043 or 845-647-6400. Through November 15. 8am-8pm.
Community Blood Drive. The Red Cross blood drive will take place in a traveling donor center outside of the hospital in their parking lot. Your donation could help save the life of a person in your community. All presenting donors during November can enter the Turky-A-Day raffle for a chance to win a $50 grocery card. Walk-ins are always welcome but scheduling an appointment is encouraged. Ellenville Regional Hospital. 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville. redcrossblood.org. 1-800-RED-CROSS, 1-800-733-2767 or 845-647-6400 x 226. Friday, November 1. 9-2pm.
Kingston Turkey Trot. Inaugural Turkey Trot with courses for a 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run. All proceeds from this race will support rebuilding the Kingston Kinderland playground. Rain or shine. Prizes to the male and female winner of each age group. Complimentary parking available at Dietz Stadium. Forsyth Park. Lucas Avenue, Kingston. juniorleaguekingston.org. Thursday, November 28. 8am registration. 9am race.
11th Annual Kingston Historic Bluestone Festival. Free. Music by the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (POOK), singer Pat Lamanna, poetry reading by Robert Reidy, bluestone masons, and artists. Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Homeport and Education Center. 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston. firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, November 3. 12-6pm.
Antique Postcard Show. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the filling of Ashokan Reservoir on September 9, 1913. There will be an exhibit of construction postcards and postcards of the towns displaced by construction. Sponsored by Kaaterskill Postcard Club. Midtown Neighborhood Center. 475 Broadway, Kingston. 845-254-4104. Sunday, November 3. 9-4pm.
Kingston Professional Firefighters Annual Tree Lighting. Hosted by Local 461. Free. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and all their friends will arrive aboard a fire truck. Six bikes will be given away (raffle filled out that night). The Salvation Army will serve hot chocolate. 50/50 raffle. Cookies served by the Bruderhof. Caroling lead by Coach House Players. Special sneak peak performance from The Catskill Ballet. Academy Green Park. Clinton Avenue, Kingston. 845-331-7517. Friday, November 29. 6-8:30pm.
Re>Think Local to Host Celebration and Fundraiser. Celebrating their one-year anniversary and all things local. Sustainably-minded business owners and people interested in the emerging Localism movement will gather to enjoy a silent auction of the Hudson Valley’s finest. Live music and dancing with local favorite Big Joe Fitz and the Lo-Fi’s. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres (with cash bar), and a host of fun surprises throughout the evening. $15. $10 members. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. www.rethinklocal.org/events/falcon or email@example.com. 845-790-8110. Tuesday, November 12. 6-9pm.
Climate Change and Regional Water Resources Conference. The conference will address reducing and managing the risk of flooding, water quality issues, managing water resources to ensure adequate supplies, and creating community-based, sustainable water resources planning and management strategies. Then keynote speaker will be Dr. William Solecki, director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and Professor of Geography at Hunter College-CUNY. Local Planning and Zoning Board members can get training credits for this conference after it is approved by their municipality. Registration of $50 ($25 student) may be made online or by check payable to “Mohonk Consultations”, Attn. Water Resources Conference 2013. Mohonk Consultations. 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. mohonk-consultations.org/programs/events. Monday, November 11. 9-4pm.
10th Annual New Paltz Turkey Trot: 5K Race, Walk and Fun Run. Free Mashed Potato Kids 1/2 mile fun run (10 and under). Turkey Trot 5K race, fun run, and walk. Awards Ceremony, entertainment, 50/50 raffle, face painting, photos, Moxie Cupcakes sale. Water Street Market. Main Street, New Paltz. newpaltzturkeytrot.com. Thursday, November 28. 8am registration. 9am kids fun run. 9:30am Turkey Trot. 10:30am awards ceremony.
Downtown New Paltz Unwrapped. Visit downtown in all its holiday finery and enjoy special discounts and giveaways at participating stores. Passport coupons valid at businesses for the whole weekend. Holiday windows are unveiled. Enjoy cider, cookies, goodies, and events in stores. Take a self-guided walking tour of the participating downtown shops using information picked up at downtown stores. facebook.com/NewPaltzDowntownUnwrapped. Friday, November 29. 6pm.
“New Beginnings” Hardie Truesdale. Large format photography. New Paltz’s own intrepid adventurer has been exploring our region and the New England Coast. New vistas, new technology, new experiences bring the viewer a rich environment—one that exemplifies the artist’s awareness of light and color, composition, and affinity for his subject. Hardie’s complex blending of skill, talent and character allow him to create new images that capture the universal imagination. Mark Gruber Gallery. 17 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz. markgrubergallery.com. 845-255-1241. Through November 30. Mondays, 11-5:30pm. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10-5:30pm. Saturdays, 10-5pm. Sundays by appointment.
Waterways Reskilling. Co-Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH) and SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force. Enjoy learning heirloom waterways-related skills, engaging demonstrations, exhibits, and information sessions about micro-hydropower, sail freight, sustainable fisheries, woodworking, boat-building, music, food and films. Share your materials and passion for our majestic waterways with colleagues and the public. Educate, advertise, exhibit, participate and consider transitioning to a superb-quality, carbon neutral future among friends. SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center. register.transitionmidatlantic.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. 646-241-8386. November 23 and 24. 10-5pm.
Small Works-Holiday Fare. Oils, acrylics, small sculptures and beautiful reproductions by well known artists. Unframed Artists Gallery. 173 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. unframedartistsgallery.com. 845-255-5482. Through December 22. Saturdays and Sundays. 1-5pm. Also by appointment.
“Dracula.” by Steven Dietz, directed by Phil Mansfield. Bram Stoker’s classic tale of horror brought to fresh new life by a gorgeous cast of vixens, virgins, lunatics, and the iconic vampire we’ve relished our fear of for more than a century. Bram Stoker penned “Dracula” in the same decade STS Playhouse was built. STS Playhouse. 10 Church Street, Phoenicia. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 8, 9, 15, and 16. 8pm. Sunday, November 3, and 17. 2pm.
Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead. Adrienne DeSalvo, psychic medium and spirit communicator. Come and learn how and why spirits communicate. Adrienne will be discussing the afterlife, receiving messages from the other side and communicating them to audience members. Let go of fear and increase your faith in eternal life as Adrienne shares her insight with humor, sensitivity, compassion and love. Come in costume and bring photos and trinkets of your departed loved ones. The first twenty guests will receive a free skeleton. $10 per person. Pine Hill Community Center. pinehillcommunitycenter.org. Saturday, November 2. 7pm.
Big Indian Native American Cultural Center Gathering. A big event with vendors and a drum group, the Nimham singers. Everyone is welcome at these gatherings. Bring a dish to share and join in the dancing, drumming, story telling, etc. 287 Main Street, Pine Hill. pinehillcommunitycenter.org. 845-254-5469. Saturday, November 16. 12-4pm.
Susan Silverman Watercolors. Duck Pond Gallery at Town of Esopus Library. 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. 845-338-5580. Opening Reception. Saturday, November 2. 5-8pm. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. 10-5:30pm. Wednesday.10-8pm. Friday. 10-7pm. Saturday. 10-4pm.
The Art of Japanese Pickling. With Eri Yamaguchi, author and co-founder of the Rosendale Pickle Festival. Learn about the healthy, delicious aspects of pickling. The author of “The Well-Flavored Vegetable” will talk about the history of Japanese pickling and share secrets, recipes and samples. Miso, soy sauce and koge are types of pickling Americans are familiar with. Eri will bring her new book, “Chattering Pickled Vegetables”. Book signing. Rosendale Public Library. 264 Main Street, Rosendale. rosendalelibrary.org. 845-658-9013. November 13.
Trash Dance. The garbage truck ballet. A comical, wacky, and uplifting film that documents choreographer Allison Orr of Austin, Texas as she presents to the world the beauty in garbage trucks and the sanitation workers who pick up our trash. The New York Times called it “Magical.” Trash Dance allows the audience’s imagination to run wild in anticipation for the “big reveal”: how trucks can dance! $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. Rosendale Theatre. Main Street, Rosendale. rosendaletheatre.org. 845-658-8989. Sunday, November 10. 2pm.
Saugerties Pro Musica Concert. The best of the best musicians enrolled at Bard College Conservatory of Music perform. Four vocalists and an accompanist will present a rare afternoon of solo, duo and ensemble performances. Opera, popular, lieder and other art songs are all possible as this focused mix of female vocalists sing their hearts out. $12 adults, seniors $10, students free. Saugerties United Methodist Church. saugertiespromusica.org. 845-246-5021 or 845-679-5733. Sunday, November 17. 3pm.
Breakfast Buffet and Country Fair. No admission for fair. Grandma’s Attic, baked goods, quilt raffle, jewelry and accessory table, cookie decorating for children. Nine item buffet by guest chef Anya of Little Rooster Café, Manchester, VT. $8, $7 seniors, $4 children 12-5. Reserve tickets by calling 687-7701. Marbletown Reformed Church. 3750 Route 209, Stone Ridge. 845-657-5893. 9-1pm. November 9.
“Almost Maine.” Directed by Linda Burkhardt. “Almost Maine” is a comedy consisting of “a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism. This is a beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy) and passing references to characters from other vignettes, which slyly tell us more about them.” (New York Times, February 17, 2013). $12, $10 seniors and students. Olive Free Library. 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan. 845-657-2482. Fridays and Saturdays, November 1, 2, 8, and 9. 8pm. Sundays (November 3 and 10). 2pm.