Annual O+ Festival (10/10-10/12). A three day, community-run celebration of music, art and wellness. Locations at various venues throughout Kingston. Info: www. kingston.opositivefestival.org. Kingston.
Catskill’s Lark in The Park (thru 10/14). Hiking, paddling, mountain biking or road cycling, backpacking, fishing, natural history walks, birding, , writing or photography workshops, lectures & educational events. For complete details log onto: catskillslark.org.
Ulster County Office for the Aging 6-Week Workshops (10/10-11/14). Workshops will teach the skills needed in the day-to-day management of any type of ongoing health condition, in order to maintain and/or increase an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845 340-3456.Saugerties Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.
Catskill’s Lark in The Park: Overnight Backpack Hike on the Dry Brook Ridge and Mill Brook Ridge Trails. (10/10-10/11) Participants must register by Oct. 4. Info: www.catskillslark.org. Catskill Center, 43355 State Hwy 28, Arkville.
9AM Cruise-In 2014. All vehicles and spectators welcome! Food plus music by DJ Kenny Rich. All proceeds go to charity. Info: 518-943-1564. Advance Auto Parts, 15 Maple Ave, Catskill.
9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Town Hall, Main Room, Woodstock.
12PM Mystery Book Discussion: “Broken Harbor” by Tana French. Info: 845- 229-7791. Hyde Park Free Library Annex, Hyde Park.
12:05PM-1:15PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Fire Co #1, Rt 212, Woodstock.
2PM-9PM Third Annual “Pink Friday.” A lineup of dance performances and fitness demonstrations. Makeovers and eyebrow threading, massages and henna tattoos. Participating shops and restaurants will donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to Miles of Hope. Info: 845-986-6996. Main St, Warwick.
2PM Preschool Story Fun. This story time will help foster language and literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, and social development for ages 4-5 years. Info: 845-691-2275 or www.highlandlibrary.org. First Presbyterian Church of Highland, 26 Church St, Highland.
4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 246-4317, x 3.
4PM-7PM Gardiner Farmers’ Market. On-going every Friday, 4-7, thru October. Info: 484-553-4602. Organic kimchi & veg pickle; organic vegetable, herb & flowering plants; organic free range meats & eggs; organic artisan breads, pastries, puffs & pierogies:local jams, jellies & candies; local honey & honey products; & Green Mtn. Energy. Rail Trail, Gardiner.
4:30PM Living in Joy: A Sukkot Experience- Weekend Workshop (10/10-10/12). led by WJC Senior Scholar, Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, 10/1-10/12. Reg. Reqr’d. Info: www.//lsi-wjc.org/course/living-in-joy/. Lev Shalem Institute, Woodstock JewishCongregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock.
5PM-8PM Opening Reception: Unframed: Eight Photographers in Exhibition. Works of a group of eight photographers from the Hudson River Valley has met monthly for over seven years to share their work and ideas.Show will exhibit through 11/8. Info:845-332-3104. NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren St, Hudson.
5PM-7PM Hyde Park Knights of Columbus’ Italian Night Dinner. Take outs starting at 4:30PM. Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna or Spaghetti and Meat Balls. Info: 845-229-6111. Hyde Park Knights of Columbus’, Council Hall, 1278 Route 9G, Hyde Park, $12, $6 /12 & under.
5PM - 9PM Final Woodstock Night for this Season. Stroll along Tinker Street (Rt. 212), Rock City and Tannery Brook Road to sample Woodstock’s varied cuisine, browse local shops, listen to live music and interact with local entertainers, nonprofit volunteers and artists.Info:www.woodstockchamber.com. Village of Woodstock, Woodstock.
6PM “Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture, “ A lecture and book signing with acclaimed author Russell Shorto. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-255-1660 or www.huguenotstreet.org. Dutch Reformed Church, 92 Huguenot St, New Paltz, $20.
6PM Ulster Community College Foundation’s Annual Gala. The gala will include a silent auction, cocktail hour and an elegant dinner. Info: 845-687-5262. Hillside Manor, Kingston.
6PM-6:30PM Free Open Meditation. Meets Mon-Fri, 6-6:30pm. No particular tradition or practice. Not a ‘class’. All are welcome. Just a time to join with others to meditate together. Interfaith Awakening (the little yellow house), 9 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.
6PM-9PM Friday Blues Happy Hour. Info: 845-853-8049. No cover. 21+ and dancing is encouraged! Uncle Willy’s Tavern and Kitchen, 31 North Front St, Kingston.
6PM-10PM American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course. Coversbasic first aid for trauma and illness, maneuvers for choking victims and environmental emergencies. Pre-registration and payment are required. Info: 845-475-9742. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck.
6PM-8PM Catskill’s Lark in The Park: Twilight Walk at Thorn Preserve. Designed for children and families and will include many activities focused around adaptions of nocturnal animals and exploring our 5 senses. The night’s activities will end with a campfire and s’mores. Reg reqr’d. Info: woodstocklandconservancy.org. 55 John Joy Rd, Woodstock.
6PM-7:30PM Cub’s Place - Pediatric Support Group. Provides activities and support for children in grades K-5 and their parents dealing with a serious family illness or crisis. Meets the second Friday of each month. Info: email@example.com or 845-483-6418. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.
6:30PM-9:30PM Rio de Samba. Bossa Nova Vocal Jazz. 2nd Friday of every month. Info & resv: 338-7161. BYOB Gabriel’s Café, 316 Wall St, Kingston.
6:30PM-9:30PM “Ladies Night Out.” Music will be provided by The Mustangs. Coffee, tea and bottled water will be served. BYOB. If your last name starts with A to P please bring an appetizer and if your last name starts with Q to Z please bring a dessert. Info:845-389-3421. St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 34 S. Chestnut St, New Paltz, $20.
7PM Conversations at Boughton Place. Takes place the second Friday of each month at 7 pm. Boughton Place, Moreno Stage, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland, $5 /suggested donation.
7PM-9PM Opening Reception: Dream You Were a Horseshoe Crab. An exhibition of works on paper and dioramas by artist Rachel Blumberg. Info: 845-389-8263 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Team Love RavenHouse Gallery, 11 Church St, New Paltz.
7PM-9PM Hudson Valley Rail Trail: Fall Moon Walk on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail under the full moon at night! Students host guided tours, storyteller shares tales around a bonfire, and light snacks will be served. Info: 845-418-5184. Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot, 101 New Paltz Rd, Highland, $5, free /under 6.
7PM Flying Cat Music presents singer/songwriter Malcolm Holcombe. The doors open at 7pm with music beginning at 7:30pm sharp. Admission is $18 or $15 with RSVP to email@example.com. Email for information or call 845-688-9453. Empire State Railway Museum, Phoenicia.
7PM St. James’ Episcopal Church 5th Annual Graveyard Tour. Tours every half hour, with the last tour at 8:30 pm. Not recommended for children under 5. Rain or shine. Res reqr’d. Info: www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.
7PM Live at Kindred Spirits: Acoustic Jazz. Featuring Frank Luther on bass, John Esposito on piano, Mike DeMicco on guitar, NYC saxophonist Al Guart and local guest artists. No cover or minimum! Kindred Spirits, 334 Rte 32A, Palenville, 518-678-3101.
7PM-8:30PM Films of Palestine Series: “The Veiled Hope: “ Explores the personal and political challenges facing Palestinian women through a series of exceptional portraits of women living in Gaza and the West Bank. Palestinian director Norma Marcos will discuss her film. Info: www.mideastcrisis.org. Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston.
7PM Publication Celebration. Enough by Carol Dwyer. With readings by authors, poets and friends of Carol Dwyer to help add to Carol’s fund to pay for her professional, 24/7 care and medical and living expenses. Info: 845-901-6095. Health Alliance Auditorium, 75 Mary’s Ave, Kingston.
7PM-11PM Local Talent Night. Every Friday. Seeking bands and performers. Primo’s, 1554 Rt 44/55, Clintondale, 883-6112.
7PM Writers’ Night. Event includes a featured reader and an open mic. Every second Friday. Info: 845-246-5306, www.cafemezzaluna.com. Café Mezzaluna, 626 Route 212, Saugerties.
7:30PM Fahrenheit 451. Info: 845473-5288 or www.bardavon.org. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie.
8PM Martina McBride. Info: 518-465-3334 or www.palacealbany.com. Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, $81.75, $41.75.
8PM-11PM Me and My Info: 845-255-5273. Shea O’Briens, 127 Main St, New Paltz.
8PM-9PM Historical Tours and Hidden Haunts. Learn about the buildings that stood out from others, their past “lives”, hidden haunts and secrets. Thru 12/31. Info: 845-246-4579. The House of New Beginnings, 249 Partition St, Saugerties, $16, $13 /senior/student.
8PM Salted Bros. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.
8PM Dutchess County Singles Dance. Info: www.meetup.com/Dutchess-County-Singles or www.dutchesscountysingles.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a wide range of music by DJ Johnny Angel and a light dinner buffet with desert and coffee. Admission is $20.There will be door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Meets every 2nd Friday at 8pm. Elks Lodge #275, 29 Overocker Rd, Poughkeepsie.
8PM Equivocation. Info: www.centerforperformingarts.org. Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck.
8PM Mark Rust, in Concert. Info: 845-758-2681 or www.hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org. Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Rt. 9 and Church St, Hyde Park, $12, $10 /senior.
8PM Marc Broussard. Info: 845-214-1400 or www.sugarloafpac.org Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, $27, $22.
8PM Roy Book Binder. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Cafe, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $15.
8PM Bonnie & Clyde. Book by Ivan Menchell. Lyrics by Don Black. Music by Frank Wildhorn. Directed by Jovan Bradley. Musical Direction by Amy Gustin. Info: 845-227-7855 or www.trinityplayersny.org. Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 12 Vassar St, Poughkeepsie, $19.95, $16.95 /senior/student, $16.95 /child.
8PM Marc Broussard. Info: www.sugarloafpac.org. Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf.
8PM-11PM Second Friday Swing Salon. A dance lesson from 8-8:30pm by professional swing dance instructors, Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios followed by an evening of dancing to classic and contemporary swing music. Info: www.got2lindy.com or845-236-3939. Uptown Gallery, 296 Wall St, Kingston, $12.
9PM Bearsville Theater Autumn Songwriter Showcase! Info: www.bearsvilletheater.com or 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock.
9PM Riverfront Music Series. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. Info: 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave, Rhinecliff, free.