Chicken Barbecue. Complete chicken dinner. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6.50 child’s portion. Take out available. United Reformed Church, Bloomington. 845-331-7099. September 14. 4-7pm.
“Optical Point” Manolo Guerra Martis exhibit and reception. A selection of his fine art endeavors ranging over the last 50 years will be on display. He is a self taught artist and his style can be referred to as optical and folkloric art. He uses complex methods to create his works, combining painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and found objects to create his fields of optical illusions. His inspiration comes from religion, geometry, surrealism and abstraction. artswave.org. 917-767-6777. ArtsWAVE. 12 Market Street, Ellenville. September 4-October 5.
Rondout Valley Growers 10th Anniversary Barn Dance & Local Food Barbecue. Celebrate RVGA’s 10th anniversary, our farms and farmers at a very special Barn Dance and Local Food Barbecue. Fun activities for kids and everyone (pumpkin painting, “Zucchini 500,” egg toss, feed bag race), farm animals and equipment, tasty local snacks, local food and farming demonstrations, antique tractors and more. Live music of Rich Hines & the Hillbilly Drifters in the afternoon. Local food barbecue by great local chefs from 5-7pm, and a foot-stompin’ barn dance from 7:30-9:30pm with the Shoe String Band & Caller-Fiddler Liz Slade. Special bake sale, silent auction, wine and local beer. Advance tickets: $25 per adult ($30 day of), $5 per child 6-12 ($10 day of). Tickets at all Rondout Valley farm stands, High Falls Food Co-Op, Bywater Bistro in Rosendale, Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, and online at rondoutvalleygrowers.org. To volunteer or sponsor call 845-626-1532 or email, RVGABarnDance@rondoutvalleygrowers.org. Help RVGA keep farming strong in the Rondout Valley for the next ten years and beyond! Saturday, September 28, 3-10pm at Epworth Center, Lucas Avenue, High Falls.
Bridal Expo and Grand Opening. Celebrate the grand opening with a bridal expo. Take a tour and meet the owner as well as local wedding professionals showcasing their businesses. Sample from caterers, event planners, florists, DJs and property tours. Enter to win a 2014 wedding giveaway. 500 Crescent Avenue, Highland. 845-883-3208. September 29. 11am-4pm.
Skitemberfest. Smokey the bear, K9 demonstrations, music by Lovetaps, Country Express, and Jeremy Baum Trio, a performance from The Open Eye Theatre, skyride, rock wall, vendors, apparel sale, mountain bike demos. Overlook Mountain Bikes paddling demos and guided hikes with kayaks from Kenco. Season pass sales and programming hikes. Crafts for kids. Overlook Lodge. 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount. belleayre.com. 845-254-5600. September 28. 10am-6pm.
Hurley Heritage Society Guided Walking Tour. The Hurley Heritage Society is offering Hurley’s Legends and Lore Walking Tour. This is a guided tour down historic Hurley’s Main Street and burial grounds. Tales that have become part of Hurley’s 350 years of history will be told. Please wear appropriate shoes as the walk takes you over uneven ground and dress for the weather. Not suitable for children under ten. $5 adults, children under 12 free. Hurley Museum. 52 Main Street, Hurley. 845-331-8673. firstname.lastname@example.org. September 22.
Hurley Heritage Society Lecture. The Hurley Heritage Society will present a lecture, “Connection: The Honks Falls to Kingston Electric Line.” Gail Winstance will present the story of the 26 mile electric line from the Honks Falls hydroelectric plant to Kingston. This was the first hydroelectric plant to service Kingston. After 8 years of planning and building the plant was up and running in 1911. This line was recently rediscovered in Hurley. Free. Refreshments will be served. Hurley Reformed Church. 11 Main Street, Hurley. September 26. 7:30pm.
Healthcare is a human right free clinics. Healthcare is a Human Right has a volunteer faculty of exemplary and dedicated professionals in the following modalities: acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, massage, homeopathy, energy psychology, shiatsu massage, flower essences, reflexology, reiki, feldenkrais, chiropractic, nutritional counseling, and aromatherapy. At present the clinics are held quarterly in Woodstock, Phoenicia and Kingston. The fundraiser has a fabulous entertainment lineup including The Greyhounds, The Little Ceesar, Dorraine Schofield, Karl Allweier & The Real Men, Uncle Funk Band, Jimmy Eppard, Joey Eppard, God’s Word Band, Christian R&B, and The Willie Amrod Band featuring Frank Gadler, former NRBQ lead. $10. Keegan Ales. 20 Saint James Street, Kingston. Sunday, September 15. 1-10pm.
Foster Child Advocacy Groups Seeks Volunteers. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) is hosting “CASA 101,” a comprehensive training for individuals interested in becoming advocates for children in foster care. CASA is offering an opportunity for individuals to work one-on-one with children in foster care. Volunteers visit regularly with the children to whom they are assigned, advocate for the child’s best interests, and work with others in the child welfare system to ensure that children’s needs are met. The goal is to ensure that children have a voice that they can heal from the trauma they have faced and, ultimately, that they have the love and guidance of a safe, permanent home. There are approximately 200 children each year in Ulster County who are neglected or abused by their parents and who must be removed from their home. Applicants should have the ability to give at least ten hours a month and be willing to make a commitment of at least 18 months. 209 Clinton Avenue, Kingston. casaulster.org. 845-339-7543. October 1.
“Connecting the Dots”. Paintings and mixed media by Angela Rose Voulgarelis. Her numerous small-scale sculptures are made from discarded paper and found images; juxtaposed drawings, paintings, and monoprints point towards the collapse of time; hand held mirrors are cast in porcelain to reflect the space around them; necklaces created using Morse code are beaded translations of texts that convert sound into form. Scott Dutton Architecture Gallery. 15 Canfield Street, Kingston. Artist’s reception: Sunday, September 8. 12-2pm. Show runs September 8-October 6.
Fall for Art. The Jewish Federation of Ulster County’s 17th annual fundraising art show, sale and cocktail reception celebrating the work of 28 Hudson Valley artists working in a variety of mediums. A portion of proceeds go to “Arts with a Heart” program of the Alzheimer’s Association. $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Wiltwyck Golf Club. email@example.com. 845-338-8131. Thursday, September 12. 6-9pm.
Marlboro Hose Co. yard and crafts sale. Food and beverage and great items to purchase. Vendors wanted, first come first served. Marlboro Fire House. 14 Grand Street, Marlboro. 845-236-7753. Saturday, September 14. Rain date, Sunday, September 15. 7:30am-4:30pm.
Using Your Mind, Emotions and Spirit to Help the Body Heal. The mind, body, emotions and spirit are all dynamically interconnected and involved in the healing process. You can help yourself to healing by partnering with your own multifaceted capacities to promote wellness. Gain an understanding of how you will benefit from using these different aspects of yourself for health and well-being. Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment. 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. 845-565-2076. September 30. 2:30-4:30pm.
After-Hours Mixer. Late summer is the perfect time to mix and mingle in the beautiful outdoors, and there’s scarcely a place that can boast more natural beauty than the Mohonk Preserve. Free for Chamber members, $15 for nonmembers. Mohonk Preserve Visitor’s Center. 3197 Route 44/55, New Paltz. 845-255-0243. September 10. 5:30-7:30pm.
Acoustic Open Mic. Fun and friendly atmosphere. Third Sunday of the month. $5 for Unison members, $7 for nonmembers. Performer sign up at 3:30pm. Unison Arts Center. 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. 845-255-1559. September 15. 4-6pm.
23rd Annual Taste of New Paltz. $10; children 12 and under free; $7 before September 6; $22 advance admission packages available. Ulster County Fairgrounds. 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz. 845-255-0243. September 15. 11am-5pm.
Second Annual For Paws and Wright Naturals Family 5k. For Paws of Ulster, Inc. and Wright Naturals, a local all natural products manufacturer, are teaming up to present a Family 5k to benefit the Ulster County Dog Park. The race begins at the West Lot of the Field of Dreams parking areas across from the Ulster County Fairgrounds. The course then runs down the length of the gravel drive, and turns right onto Route 7 (Libertyville Road). The route crosses the town line into Gardiner where participants follow the Wallkill River for approximately half a mile. Then it’s a turn-around and back to the starting point. Awards will be given. No dogs at the event please. $20 until August 31, then $25. Ulster County New Paltz Recreational Park, Field of Dreams. September 28. 9am.
W.O.W.—The Wisdom of Women—Inaugural Event. An evolving group focusing on women’s issues in the workplace. Each monthly meeting of W.O.W. will offer an engaging and pertinent topic of conversation announced prior to the event. We’ll discuss business development, personal and business support, mentoring, networking, “the juggling act,” community and more. We will also be looking for dynamic speakers to present to the group and we are open to your suggestions. Free for Chamber members, $5 for nonmembers. Women only please. RSVP by Friday, September 27 at 5pm. The East Dining Room at Mohonk Mountain House. 100 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. 845-255-0243. September 30. 5:30-7:30pm.
Second Sunday Salon: Tap Dancing Legend Brenda Bufalino. A Conversation with Brenda Bufalino: Tap Dancing in America. A world-renowned trailblazer in the renaissance of jazz and tap dance, Bufalino has made her name as an author, actress, producer, director, vocalist and performance artist. $20 in advance, $15 for members, $25 at the door, $20 for members, students half price with ID. Unison Arts Center. 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. unisonarts.org. 845-255-1559. September 8. 2-4pm.
Catskill Cabaradio. A complete evening of live radio with music by Jack Warren, Elly Winiger, The Pine Hill Playboys and others. There will be poetry by Sharon Israel, interviews with psychic Adrienne De Salvo, and Bryan Graham of Fruition Chocolate will be providing the yummy trivia prizes. “Your Mother Should Know” returns with everyone’s favorite mother, Dorothy Greenberg, and there will be plenty of raffle prizes including a gift certificate to the fabulous Peekamoose Restaurant. Please bring a dish to share. WIOX 91.3 FM Community Radio broadcasts live. Free. Pine Hill Community Center. 287 Main Street, Pine Hill. firstname.lastname@example.org. 845-254-5469. Saturday, September 7. 6pm pot luck supper. 7pm radio broadcast.
“Thinking Inside the Box”. By Eugenia Ballard. Duck Pond Gallery at the Town of Esopus Library. 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. 845-338-5580. Reception Saturday, September 7, 5-8pm.
Martha Clarke Collaboration for La Scala Ballet in L’Altra Meta Del Cielo. “The other side of heaven.” This is a staging of a dance piece based on the music of aging Italian rock star Vasco Rossi, a man known for his drug use, racism and misogyny. The resulting piece is nothing short of magical—Clarke transforms Rossi’s lyrics of hatred into a piece that glorifies the feminine identity, rather than tear it down. $10 adults, $6 children, 12 and under free. Part of Dance Film Sundays. $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. rosendaletheatre.org. 845-658-8989. Rosendale Theatre. Sunday, September 8. 2pm.
WSW and LOC – Art and Acquisition. The Library of Congress recently purchased the entire collection of the Women’s Studio Workshop’s hand-made artist’s books, spanning 30 years of creativity. Ann Kalmbach, executive director of WSW, will talk about this collaborative achievement and how important this is for the community and artists involved. The books cover many subjects and their sculptural integrity revisit the idea of what a “book” can be. Personal vision, politics and narrative come alive within these limited editions. Some will be on hand during the presentation. Rosendale Library. email@example.com. 845-658-9013. September 25. 7-8pm.
Grandparent’s Day Pancake Breakfast. $5 adults, $4.50 seniors, $4 children 5-12, free for children under 5. Bloomington Fire House. Route 32 and Taylor Street, Rosendale. September 8. 8am-12pm.
Harmonic Brass of Munich concert. First concert of the 2013/14 season of Saugerties Pro Musica. This enthusiastic, energetic and talented Brass Quintet brings their crowd-pleasing North American tour to Saugerties for an afternoon of meticulous playing combined with baroque joie de vivre, alternating their serious musical work with giggling boyishness. $12 adults, $10 seniors, students free. Saugerties United Methodist Church. saugertiespromusica.org. 845-246-5021 or 845-679-5733. Sunday, September 22. 3pm.
Re>Mix at Fruition Chocolate. Take networking, add community, mix it all up…and you get our version of the mixer. Bryan and Dahlia Graham of Fruition Chocolate will be opening their doors to show us where the magic happens, offering 10% off on chocolate purchases for Re>Think Local members. Fruition Chocolate. 3091 Route 28, Shokan. September 18. 6-9pm.
Tillson Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Fall Festival. Tillson Fire House. September 14. 12-5pm.
Spirit of Young America: Children in the Civil War lecture. How could an invalid girl, confined to her bed far from the battlefield, show her support for the Civil War and its soldiers? How could a mere infant affect the morale of soldiers? In a slide lecture focusing on children’s lives, nationally known speaker and writer Juanita Leisch Jensen shows how contemporary views of childhood and child-rearing directly influenced children’s roles in the Civil War. The lecture will feature contemporary engravings and photographs from the period as well as artifacts from the period. Klyne Esopus Museum. 751 Broadway (9W), Ulster Park. Saturday, September 14. 4pm.
The Fifth Annual Woodstock British Car Show. On display will be 100 or more beautiful classic and modern cars from the United Kingdom, regally situated on the lawn of the Woodstock Playhouse. Past shows have drawn vintage British cars from across the Eastern Seaboard, including many dozen MG, Triumph, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, and Morgan sports cars from the 1930s through the 1980s, as well as luxury Bentleys and Rolls Royces, sporting Rileys and ACs, and even Morris Minor Traveler “woodie” wagons. Registration $15 in advance, $20 day of event. 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock Playhouse. woodstockbritishcarshow.com. Sunday, September 8. 9am cars enter the field. 2pm awards. 10am-5pm viewing hours.
Drum Boogie Festival. Free, one-day music festival celebrating diverse styles of music, dance and voice from around the world. Renowned musicians such as Jack DeJohnette and styles such as Japanese Taiko, Middle Eastern Belly Dancing, Gamelan, Rock, Classical, Native American and African featured. Andy Lee Field. Rock City Road, Woodstock. drumboogiefestival.com. September 7. Rain date, September 8. 10am-8pm.