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Upcoming Events at Clermont: A Child’s Christmas at Clermont (12/5 & 12/6, 10am-12pm). Drop in with children ages 3-10 for this fun family program. Stocking foot tour of the museum, stories under the Christmas tree, and treats in the historic kitchen. $3 per person.; Candlelight Evening (12/13, 3-6pm). Costumed Tableaux Vivants of holidays through history, glittering decorations, and wassail in the historic kitchen. $12 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Call for tickets. ; & Christmas at Clermont Open House (12/19, 11am-4pm).A great day for families. Visit the mansion at its holiday best for free self-guided tour. Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, 518-537-4240.
Come to Made In Kingston (12/10, 5-8pm). $5 at the door gives you access to an array of music, fine art, photography, jewelry, home décor, designer clothing, gourmet food, vintage and more, all produced right here in our burgeoning arts district. Keegan Ales and local restaurants are generously donating refreshments. https://www.madeinkingstonNY.com or Facebook/Made In Kingston. The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St, Kingston.
Holiday Wishes For Kids Toy Drive: Accepting new, unwrapped presents (toddler through age 12) and gift cards at drop box locations in local businesses around Washingtonville. Donations will also be accepted at the tree lighting on Dec. 5. Info: 845-321-2143. Washingtonville
Notice: Coat/Warm Clothing Drive. Hats, gloves, scarves, ear warmers, etc. every Saturday in November.Clothes will be distributed to those in need 11/ 28 from 11 am-1 pm at the church. Info: 845-795-2357. Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Old Post Rd, Marlboro.
Mitten Tree in Accord. Bring mittens, gloves, scarves and hats and adorn the trees at Bell’s Farm, who will give them to Family of Ellenville, a program of Family of Woodstock, for distribution to area residents in need. The clothing drive runs until 12/13.Open seven days a week. Bell’s Farm, 647 Mettacahonts Rd , Accord. For more information, call 845-626-7849 or visit https://www.bellschristmastrees.com.
Register Now! Feldenkrais Ongoing Community Classes. Classes will start January 2016, Thursdays, 11am - 12pm . Method of international reputation helping Healing, Longevity and Improved Balance and Movement Coordination.Gentle and effortless exercise with immediate relaxation effect. Call to register and for short telephone interview. 845-679-6299. Leave message when to return your call and your telephone number. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock.
Upcoming Events at Staatsburgh:Special Evening House Tour (12/11, 6-8pm). Spend a festive evening at the fully decorated mansion, with costumed guides, music, and shopping; & Holiday Whodunit (12/6, 12/13,12/20 & 12/27, 1-4pm). Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution.Staatsburgh State Historic Site, 75 Mills Mansion Dr, Staatsburg,845-889-8851.
Kingston Public Policy/Politics Book Club. Are you passionate about politics and policy? Tired of talking only to those you agree with? This book club is designed to be a a nonpartisan, all-inclusive group-liberals, conservatives, libertarians, progressives, anarchists and any we’re missing-all welcome. We agree on books and meet monthly for an informed, civil, non-ad hominem discussion of the issues. Look us up on Meetup.com and join there-or send an email to [email protected].
Upcoming: Winter wonderland Parade & Tree Lighting (12/12, 5:30pm). Anyone wishing to participate, please call 845-331-3549. Rain date 12/13. Info: https://www.esopus.com.
Reserve Now! The Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner(12/5, 11:30am & 1pm). Sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Ulster and Kingston Admission isfree andallSeniors are welcome.Two sittings: 11:30am and 1pm.Due to the limited seating (300 at each meal) we ask that you make reservations as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by calling Peggy Kelly at 845- 331-5949 or Mary Strasser at 845-336-5959. Bus Transportation is available and must be made when making your reservation. John A. Coleman High School on Hurley Avenue, Kingston.
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Cats. $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim. All surgeries performed by appointment only; Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic. Thursdays, 10am-2pm. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment needed & Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Dogs. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Males, $120 and up; females, $150 and up; includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, and cone collar. All surgeries performed by appointment only. Info: 845-343-1000. tara-spayneuter.org. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown.
New York Triathlon Expo Coming to Citi Field in 2016 (3/19, 10am-6pm). Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. nytriexpo.com/sponsors/ for more details. For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ny-tri-expo-2016-registrants-tickets-17869086920.
Our Loving Hands Sunday School Classes are making Blessing Bags for the Warming Center and needy. Donations of the following items needed: Wash Cloths, Soap, Hand, Body and Facial Shampoo, and Conditioner, Deodorant, Disposable Razors, Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste by12/4. Info: 845—331-7188. Clinton Ave United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Ave, Kingston.
Children’s Holiday Book Sale at Elting Memorial Library. Hundreds of like-new books for holiday gifts. Discounted 70% to 80% off published price. 11/21 through12/22 Open during library hours. Elting Library, New Paltz.
The Sussin Family Christmas Lightshow (runs every night through New Year’s Eve). Complete with music until 9 ppm and without music from 9 - 10 . The Sussin home,123 Patch Rd, Saugerties. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/sussinlightshow or @sussinfamilyxmaslightshow on Instagram.
ERDAJT Light Display, named from the first two letters of each of the children’s initials, is open through 11/29 from 4:50 to 10:30pm. The ERDAJT Light Display,8 Patrick Dr, Lagrangeville. Info: https://www.facebook.com/erdajts-christmas-light-display-125849770812872 or https://www.erdajt.com.
Holiday House Decorating Contest. The Athens Cultural Center is sponsoring the contest with a grand prize of $75 for one outstandingly decorated home. Judging will take place the week of 12/6. Email your address [email protected] or call 518- 945-1957 by 12/5.
Holiday Wishes For Kids Toy Drive: Accepting new, unwrapped presents (toddler through age 12) and gift cards at drop box locations in local businesses around Washingtonville. Donations will also be accepted at the tree lighting on Dec. 5. Info: 845-321-2143. Washingtonville Fire Dept. Washintonville.
Upcoming: Commitment to Kids - 2015- Toy Extravaganza & Winter Carnival (12/6, 12-5pm). Parade kicksoff at 1 pm. Santa will be in attendance. A fundraiser for toys for the needy children of Ulster County. Bloomington Firehouse, Rt. 32 & Taylor St, Bloomington.
Our Loving Hands Sunday School classes are making Blessing Bags for the Warming Center and needy. Donations of the following items needed: Wash Cloths, Soap, Hand, Body and Facial Shampoo, and Conditioner, Deodorant, Disposable Razors, Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste by12/4. Info: 845—331-7188. Clinton Ave United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Ave, Kingston.
Win This Painting! July, Hurley Flats, oil on linen, 24 x 36, 2021 Kate McGloughlin. Benefit Raffle for The Woodstock School of Art Building Fund Campaign. Winner will be announced 12/5, 3pmat the Annual Holiday Sale in Studio 2. Info: https://www.woodstockschoolofart.org. WoodstockSchool of Art, Woodstock, $25 /chance.