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Ulster Events–March 2015

Grahamsville (Sullivan County)

Bread Making by Hand Workshop. Experience the ancient process of making freshly baked yeast bread at the FREE workshop Bread Making by Hand. Participants will explore traditional and contemporary ingredients, techniques and methods for white, whole grain and even gluten-free breads. They will sample different breads and receive a booklet with both old and new time-
tested recipes. Please register by March 20 for this free program. Time and the Valleys Museum. 332 Main Street (St. Rt. 55), Grahamsville. 845 985-7700. timeandthevalleymuseum.org. March 22. 2pm.

Kingston

“You Have More Political Power than You Think!” Presented by the Ulster County Women’s Network, League of Women Voters Mid-Hudson Region Co-President Dare Thompson will speak at a networking dinner and motivational talk event. Ms. Thompson describes her talk, “Almost everyone has an opinion about how and why the government is or isn’t working but few people actually know how it’s supposed to work or even who represents them. That means anyone who DOES know doesn’t need to do much to have an impact! Get the scoop, along with tips on maximizing your impact.” Registration is required; the cost is $20 for UCWN members and $30 for non-members. Stella’s Italian Restaurant. 44 North Front Street, Kingston. 845-853-3761 or 845-594-5522. mnewcombe@hvc.rr.com or lherdman@gmail.com. March 10. 5:30pm.

32nd Annual Festival of Dance. Since 1983, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles and techniques. Each year, its stunning, original programs captivate dance enthusiasts of all ages with a dynamic coming together of dance companies and styles in an international theme. Adult tickets are $22; senior and member tickets are $18; tickets for groups and children under 12 are $15. Ulster Performing Arts Center. 601 Broadway, Kingston. 845-339-6088. ulsterballet.org. March 21. 8pm.

Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show. The largest rail-themed event in Ulster County hosts their first event of 2015. This show will again feature the best in model train displays, memorabilia, and related hobby items, for fun and for sale. Admire the detailing on 11,000 square feet of operating train layouts in all scales, then browse the extensive dealer and vendor tables and model train exhibits. Marvel at unique modular operations and the large-scale garden railroad train display. Kids of all ages will want to enter the toy train raffle and meet folks from the working historic railroads and rail museums in the area. Admission is $6 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Andy Murphy Midtown Recreation Center. 467 Broadway, Kingston. 845-481-4198. kingstontrainshow.com. March 22. 10am–4pm.

47th Annual Ulster Chamber Music Series Presents the Borealis Wind Quintet. The Borealis Wind Quintet was formed in 1976 at the Juilliard School of Music. The five members enjoyed a love of music, friendship, and a goal to make the best music possible. These elements have defined the essence of Borealis for over 30 years. Adult tickets $25, senior tickets $20, students and children 18 and under admitted free. A free reception with the performers follows the concert. The Ulster Chamber Music Series runs monthly concerts; series tickets are available. Church of the Holy Cross. 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston. 845-340-9434. ulsterchambermusicseries.org. March 29. 3pm.

Marlborough

Live at the Falcon. The Falcon. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. 845-236-7970. liveatthefalcon.com. Sunday Brunch with Saints of Swing. March 1. 10am-2pm. Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency. March 2. 7pm. Erik Deutsch & The Jazz Outlaws. March 5. 8pm. John Tropea Band. March 6. 8pm. Pat McGee Band. March 7. 8pm. Sunday Brunch with Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound. 10am-2pm. Wali Ali & The Tambourine Band Featuring Porter Carroll. March 8. 8pm. Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency. March 9. 7pm. Lindsey Webster & The Big Ass Band. March 12. 8pm. Oz Noy Trio. March 13. 8pm. Bernard Purdie & Friends. March 14. 8pm. Sunday Brunch with The Organ Grinders Jazz Trio. March 15. 10am-2pm. Soñando. March 15. 6pm. Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency. March 16. 7pm. Split Bill–The Stacks/County Hell. March 17. 7pm. Aruán Ortiz Trio with Eric Revis & Gerald Cleaver. March 18. 7pm. Big mean Sound Machine. March 19. 7pm. Cory Henry Band. March 20. 8pm. The THE BAND Band-A Tribute to the Band!. March 21. 8pm. Sunday Brunch with Willa McCarthy Band. March 22. 10am-2pm. “All about Elvis” featuring the Film “200 Cadillacs” with Rex Fowler. March 22. 7pm. Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency. March 23. 7pm. Donna Lewis-”Brand New Day”. March 26. 7pm. Alexis P. Suter Band. March 27. 8pm. Catherine Russell. March 28. 8pm. EJ Strickland Quintet “The Undying Spirit” CD Release Event. March 29. 7pm. Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency. March 30. 7pm. Carolyn Wonderland. March 31. 8pm.

Olivebridge

Maple Fest at the Ashokan Center. This family friendly event will feature hot pancakes with Ashokan maple syrup, seasonal music, a hike to the Ashokan Sugar Shack, the opportunity to tap a tree and try some sweet Jack Wax, hands-on colonial crafts, guided hikes to Cathedral Gorge and the 1885 Covered Bridge, and more. The Ashokan Center. 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge. 845-657-8333. ashokancenter.org. March 7. 11am–4pm.

Port Ewen

Death Café. As part of a global movement to “increase the awareness of death to help people make the most of their finite lives,” Death Cafes provide a safe and relaxed environment for conversation and sharing. Death Café is not a bereavement support group, but is a place to freely talk about dying and death-related issues. Join the Circle of Friends for the Dying for an interesting early evening with neighbors and friends. Coffee and tea will be served, and as always—there will be cake! Free admission. info@cfdhv.org. Town of Esopus Library. 128 Canal Street, Port Ewen. March 21. 10am–2pm.

Rosendale

Rosendale Winter Farmers’ Market. The Rosendale Farmers’ Market holds a monthly indoor event over the winter season. In addition to fresh organic produce, apples, cheese spreads, sweet treats, fresh-baked bread, pickles, mushrooms, pretzel rolls, croissants, wine, herbal remedies, salves, soaps, honey, maple syrup, locally sourced lamb, and grass fed beef, the market will offer complimentary coffee and tea, children’s activities, educational information, and samples from the Cornell Cooperative. There will be live music from the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Boys. Rosendale Recreation Center. 1055 New York Route 32, Rosendale. 845-527-5672. facebook.com/pages/Rosendale-Farmers-Market/232869283220. March 1. 10am–2pm.

Saugerties

Saugerties Pro Musica Classical Piano Concert. Saugerties Pro Musica is pleased to present, in his second appearance, the young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi, an exciting virtuoso who has been showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. In a concert to please every taste, Pandolfi will be playing an impressive collection of primarily classical pieces by Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Chopin, Deodat de Severac, and Fantasy. Adult tickets are $12; senior tickets are $10; students are admitted free. Saugerties United Methodist Church. 59 Post Street, Saugerties. 845-246-7802. saugertiespromusica.org. March 29. 3pm.

Stone Ridge

Family Fun Harmonica Fest. The Jewish Federation of Ulster County is happy to present this benefit for local agencies serving the people of Ulster County, featuring David Laks and the Masterful Music Mavens. Admission is $10 for kids ages 6–12 and $15 for teens and adults, and includes a harmonica, an instructional guide, a “jam session,” and refreshments. Vanderlyn Hall College Lounge, SUNY Ulster. 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. 845-338-8131. ucjf.org. March 22. 2–4pm.

Community Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide array of healing modalities, including acupuncture, massage, qigong, nutritional counseling, and homeopathic medicine, will be available to try at this free monthly event. Patients are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations and community service pledges will be accepted. Marbletown Community Center. 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. rvhhc.org. March 17. 4–8pm.

West Shokan

Introduction to Computer Programming Using Python. Python is a free, open source programming language that is very easy to learn and yet powerful enough to be used by many companies, including Google, to create cutting edge apps. Students must have a laptop with Python 3.3 or later installed (3.4.2 is the latest version), which can be downloaded from the Python website. Prior programming experience is not necessary, but students must be familiar with their computer and be able to do tasks such as typing, navigating between different windows, and saving files. Students should also be familiar with simple arithmetic and have basic reading skills. Class is free, and pre-registration is required. Olive Free Library Community Room. 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan. 845- 657-2482. olivefreelibrary.org. March 4, 11, 18, and 25. 6–7pm.
Piano Plus! Chamber Music Series. Piano Plus! Chamber Music Concert Series will present its second concert series with recitals by outstanding pianists this spring. The series is curated by Bard Conservatory Distinguished Composer in Residence, George Tsontakis. Each recital will include a surprise “plus!” guest to open the second half of the recital with a short, collaborative piece; last season, the “plus!” performers included a tenor, a cellist, and a marimba player. The first concert features the impressive Bard Conservatory Collaborative Piano Fellows Eri Nakamura, Rami Sarieddine, and Julia Hsu. Suggested donation is $12 per person. Olive Free Library Community Room. 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan. 845-657-2482. olivefreelibrary.org. March 14. 4pm.