8:30AM-9:30AM Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, x 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.
9AM-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rt 32, New Paltz.
9:30AM-10:30AM Senior Fit After 50 with Diane Collelo. Three-part class offering movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Town Hall, Woodstock.
10AM-4PM Women Who Pastel. A Group Show of Work in Pastel by Artists in the Hudson Valley. Exhibits through 11/30. Info: 845-569-4997 or KmuseumNBG@aol.com. The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh.
10AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Fall Nature Strollers - A Hiking Group for Families with Young Children. A one-hour hike. Info: www. hhnaturemuseum.org or 845-534-5506, x204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $5 /adult-child.
10:15AM Toddlers with Miss Robbie. Info: 845-876-4030 or www.starrlibrary.org. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck, free.
11AM Preschoolers with Miss Robbie. Info: 845-876-4030 or www.starrlibrary.org. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck, free.
11:30AM-1PM “Third Thursday Luncheon.” As part of Messiah’s Outreach Programs, each luncheon benefits a local organization to support its ongoing programs. $6/ donation requested. For takeout orders with a $7/ donation. Info: 845-876-3533. The Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck.
12PM-3PM Asian Art on The Hudson (10/2-7). Features over 82 pieces of artwork in various media-paintings, calligraphy, embroidery and ªtraditional Chinese ink wash art. Shown in the United States for the first time ever as a whole. Info: 845-867-7916. RobertLivingston Estate at Southwood, 726 Woods Rd, Germantown.
1PM-2PM Brain Games. Join this spirited group for games that will get your brain moving and shaking! Info: 845-876-4030 or www.starrlibrary.org. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St, Rhinebeck.
1PM-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212, Woodstock.
2PM The Wappingers Falls Brain Games Class. Info: 845-297-3428 or www.grinnell-library.org. Grinnell Library, 2642 E Main St, Wappingers Falls.
3PM-7PM Arlington Farmers’ Market. More than 20 vendors selling local vegetables, fruits, honey, meat, wool products, baked goods, homemade soap, and jewelry. Info: www.arlingtonhasit.org#sthash.1Klpt4Gy.dpuf. Vassar Alumni Flats Lawn, Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.
3PM-5PM Creepy Creations Weekly Workshops. Banned Books not to Burn Zine (Banned Book Week & Big Read). Info: www.poklib.org or 845-485-3445 x 3320. Adriance Memorial Library, Strba Teen Room, Poughkeepsie.
3:30PM-5PM Chess Club at Woodstock Library. For 7-12 yr olds. All levels, beginners welcome. Meets every Thursday thru November. Sign up is suggested by calling 845-679-2213. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.
4PM-7PM Buy Local Business Expo Info: www.columbiachamber-ny.com. Basilica Hudson, 110 Front St, Hudson.
4:30PM-7PM Homework Help Center @ Grinnell Library. Program for children in grades Kindergarten through 6th. Participants will receive help with homework, assistance reading, studying and researching, as well as Library help. Reg reqr’d. Mondays- Thursdays. Info:845-297-3428. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls, free.
5PM-9PM Late Night at the Lehman Loeb. Extended gallery hours every Thursday evening. Info: 845-437-5237. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.
5PM-6:30PM Fun Food Fitness Fall Program For children age 8-13. Activities will include: a kids cooking adventure, Zumba dance party, yoga and karate. Five consecutive Thursdays. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-871-3600. Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck.
5PM Cultural Drumming with Gil. Every Thursday. Info: 1-877-576-9931. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, free.
5:30PM-7:30PM Mill Street Loft Fall Friendraiser. A reception benefiting our Youth Outreach Programs and celebrating the legacy of Charlie and Joanne North. Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres, Live Music, Art. Info: www.millstreetloft.org or 845-471-7477. Vassar Alumnae House, Poughkeepsie.
6PM Hudson Valley Playwrights. Workshops for writing plays. Every Thursday. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-876-5810 or email@example.com. RSVP. Info: 845-217-0734 or www.hudsonvalleyplaywrights.com. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.
6PM-7:30PM Pot Luck Supper Sponsored by Rhinebeck Grange 896. Free Supper and Introduction to the Grange. Bring a dish to share and/or a canned good for the food pantry. Info: 845-489-1099. St John’s Reformed Church, Fellowship Hall, 126 Old Post Rd, Red Hook, free.
6PM-7:30PM Word Cafe. A master class for readers and writers. Writing series hosted by Chronogram books editor Nina Shengold with guest teachers. $15/single class, $150 series of 12. Meets on Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, thru 11/30. Outdated: An Antique Café, 314 Wall St, Kingston.
6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Meets every Thursday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.
6PM-8PM Small Business Institute Seminar Series. 6 weeks. Participants will learn tips, tricks and insider information from local experts on a variety of topics, all geared toward getting a business off the ground or out of a rut. RSVP. Info: www.dcrcoc.org.Poughkeepsie Galleria, Community Room, Poughkeepsie, $30.
6:30PM-7:30PM How to Pay for College without Going Broke! Stephanie Mauro of College Planning 101 will discuss many options for paying for college and answer questions from teens and parents. RSVP. Info: www.poklib.org or 845-485-3445, x 3320. Adriance Memorial Library, Poughkeepsie.
6:30PM-8:30PM Hudson Valley Playwrights Workshop. Open to newcomers and experienced playwrights. Meets on Thursdays. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 845-217-0734. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.
7PM-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night. Info: 845-255-8811 or www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.
7PM Pen & Paint: An Evening of Art and Music. A joint exhibition of fine art by Barbara Graff, and Poetry reading by her sister Sandra Graff, followed by a musical performance by Master Michael Quinn, Jeff Allyn Szwast, and Danielle Cardona. SUNY Orange, Great Room and Mindy Ross Center, Newburgh.
7PM Author Jack Kelley at Elmendorph Inn. Tales of gallantry in the fight against the Red Coats when Jack Kelly and period Revolutionary War re-enactors bring to life the stories in his new book, Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence. Info:845-758-3241 Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook, free.
7PM Cairo Fish & Game Club. Acra Community Center, Acra.
7PM-9PM Film Night : Holistic Healing in the Okanagan. Info: www.rvhhc.org. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge, free.
7PM-9PM Swingin’ Newburgh. Beginner swing dance lesson provided by Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios. First Thursday of every month. Swing Shift Orchestra plays 7:30-9pm. Info: 845-561-2327. Newburgh Brewing Company, 88 Colden St, Newburgh.
7PM-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night: “Kakurenbo.” Info: 845-255-8811, www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz, free.
7PM Noi Ialiani D’Oggi (NIDO) Meeting Group will host Professor Joseph Luzzi, Ph.D, currently Associate Professor of Italian at Bard College, who will speak about his latest book, My Two Italies, published in July 2014. Info: 845-473-5957. Poughkeepsie Library, Poughkeepsie.
7PM Saugerties Library Public Meeting. To organize the 2015 activities celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Carnegie building of the Saugerties Public Library. All interested in participating in the planning and/or having suggestions are encouraged to attend. Info: 845-246-4317.Saugerties Public Library, Community Room, Saugerties.
7PM Creative Writing Workshop. Author, Julie Chibbaro will lead this workshop. Topics will include character and plot building, ways to get yourself to write more. Reg reqr’d. Info: www.marlborolibrary.org. Marlboro Library, 1251 Rte 9W, Marlboro.
7PM The 2014 United State-African Summit: Is this a Response to China? Talk by Horace Campbell, professor of African-American studies and political science at Syracuse University. Info: www.vassar.edu or 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Taylor Hall, Room 203, Poughkeepsie.
7PM Making Cider - A Historic View. Local historian Harrison Hunt will talk. Cider Samples may be served. Info: 518-731-6490. Greene County Historical Society, Vedder Research Library, 90 County Highway 42, Coxsackie.
7PM Live @ The Falcon: Chris Beard “Prince of the Blues.” Info: 845-236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.
7:30PM-9:30PM Life Drawing Sessions at Unison. Tuesday and Thursdays, on-going. Info: 845-255-1559 or www.unisonarts.org. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $48 /4 classes, $13 /per class.
8PM Preview: To Live and Die on the Upper East Side. Written by: Terence Patrick Hughes. Directed by: Claire Hewitt Raper. Info: 845-679-2079. Byrdcliffe Theater, Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock, $20.
8PM-11PM Acoustic Music with Chris Jackson. Info: 845-255-5273. Shea O’Briens, 127 Main St, New Paltz.
8PM The Philadelphia Story. Written by Philip Barry and directed by Brendan Burke. Info: www.newpaltz.edu/theatre/productions.html SUNY New Paltz, Parker Theatre, New Paltz, $18, $16 /senior, $10 /student.
8:30PM Creative Music Studio’s Fall Workshop Concert: Marty Ehrlich, Ken Filiano, Omar Tamez, John Hollenbeck, Badal Roy, Kenny Wessel, Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso, and Kirk Knuffke. Info: www.fullmoonresort.com or 845-254-5117 Full Moon Resort, The Roadhouse, Big indian.
8:30PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch and Bill Keith. Info: 679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.
9PM Late Night at the Lehman Loeb. Art Galleries and Exhibits. Enjoy extended gallery hours, refreshments, and entertainment. Info: 845-437-5632. Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie.