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Ulster County Events: November 2016

Free Community Holistic Health Care Day. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners are available and we have many new practitioners. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis upon check-in, from 4-7pm. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street (Route 209) in Stone Ridge. Though no money or insurance is required, RVHHC invites patients to give a donation or an hour of volunteer community service if they can. For more information please visit www.rvhhc.org.

Day of Jewish Learning. This third annual day will feature stimulating lectures, discussion & participatory activities for ALL AGES, led by area spiritual and lay leaders. The Keynote presentation will be given by dynamic Jewish Educator Lex Rofes. Kosher lunch and a Jewish themed book exchange included. Advance Registration requested:  Adults $20 ($25 at door); Teens $15 ($18 at door); Sunday, November 13, 8:30am-4:30pm at SUNY Ulster’s Vanderlyn Hall .Children under 12 are Free. Reserve at: www.ucjf.org or call 845-338-8131.

Painting Workshop. Artist Kathy Yacoe will offer a free watercolor painting workshop at the Olive Free Library. Participants will see paintings of the Catskills by Hudson River School painters, learn about the history of this movement, and then create a watercolor painting based on the Catskills landscape. No previous painting experience is required. Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. Olive Free Library. 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan.

Rosendale International Pickle Festival. Cultures of many countries are represented with food and music. Vendors offer a variety of wares. Contests, prizes and plenty of pickles will be available. Sunday, November 20, 2016 – 10am-5pm Rosendale Recreation Center. 1055 Route 32, Rosendale.

Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot. This 5K run and walk is held annually Thanksgiving morning to support Family of New Paltz’s Food Pantry and Crisis Services. This year’s event will include prizes for best costumes, tee shirts for adults and children, and of course the famous Mashed Potato Fun Run. November 24 at 9:30am. Water Street Market, New Paltz, NY 12561.

 Red Hook & The Chocolate Festival. A full day of events including:  food demos, chocolate tastings, chocolate skateboard bomb, Red Hook chocolate history, live music in the streets, special events in stores, chocolate cake competition, and chocolate vendors.  November 5. Red Hook Village, US Route 9; 11am-5pm; For more info call 845-758-0824 or email info@redhookchamber.org

The WAAM 14th Annual Fine Arts Auction. The auction will be served as a benefit for the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum to support its many programs and events, its landmark permanent collection, its Archives of the historic Woodstock art colony and its dynamic education program that serves over 600 students throughout Ulster County. 12-6pm during the week of November 13th and 10am-noon the day of the auction. WAAM, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock. For further information please contact the WAAM at 845-679-2940 or email info@woodstockart.org.

Coleman Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair.  There will be dozens and dozens of vendors on 2 floors. $3/$2 students & seniors.  John A Coleman Catholic High School, 430 Hurey Avenue, Hurley; Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm; For more info call 845-338-2750 or office@colemancatholic.net  www.colemancatholic.net

Essential Oils 101. Class at the Kingston SUNY Ulster campus with local aromachology expert Joan Apter. Learn how essential oils, nutrients and lifestyle choices strengthen and balance the cardiovascular system! November 19, 6-6pm.  491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge.

The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age and Beyond. Enjoy a journey back 20,000 years to the Ice Age with Bob and Johanna Titus, science professors and authors of The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour, as well as popular articles and books about the geology of the Catskills and greater Hudson Valley. November 17, 7pm. Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Road,  Highland. Please RSVP: mhsierraprograms@yahoo.com.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Fall 2016. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is just around the corner, and patrons are invited to make reservations for the most wonderfully delicious time of the year! The event runs from November 1-13. During HVRW, over 200 participating restaurants offer prix fixe three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95, with 90 percent of the restaurants featuring dishes and drink menus that use locally sourced ingredients. For more information, visit hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com.