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• Guitarist and producer Joel Harrison will host The Jazz Guitar Concert of the Decade on Friday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. Advance tickets are $79 for golden circle reserved seating, $65 for advance reserved seating and $39 for general admission. All tickets are $5 more the day of the show. Visit bearsvilletheater.com for more information.
• The Ulster County Civil War Round Table will meet Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. in the legislative chambers of the Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair St., Kingston. Speaker Rosemary Nichols will present a program titled “Slavery in New York state in the 19th Century.” The presentation explores the common misconception that slavery only existed in southern states and discusses the path to freedom in New York, where slavery was legal until 1817. The presentation is free and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit Joel Craig, the Round Table’s president by calling (518) 821-6548 or sending an email to email@example.com.
• Hurley Library, 48 Main St., will show the movie “Downton Abbey: A New Era” on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. Visit hurleylibrary.org or call (845) 338-2092 for more information.
• Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley, will host a Craft Fair on Saturday, Sept 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor space is $35 indoors and $30 outside. Call (845) 532-2995 to reserve a space or for more information.
• Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley, will have a chicken barbecue on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q in Oneonta will prepare the chicken. The cost is $14 and includes half a chicken, coleslaw, a baked potato, a dinner roll and dessert. Orders can be drive up or take out. All proceeds benefit the church. Call (845) 331-4121 to reserve an order.
• The Esopus Repair Cafe is Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ascension Church at 1585 U.S. Route 9W, West Park. Attendees are invited to bring their beloved but broken items for volunteer coaches to repair while they watch. Please no gas-powered items. The session is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for the church pantry. Call (845) 340-1293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Poet Cheryl A. Rice and Century House Historical Society in Rosendale will host the poetry-writing workshop “Random Writing: For New & Used Poets” Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rice is active in Calling All Poets, the Poetry Society of Woodstock and Hudson Valley Writers Guild. The four-element workshop looks at inspiration, wordplay, text play and peer response. Admission is $50 and benefits the historical society. Space is limited. For more information and to register, email Rice at email@example.com.
• Bike Friendly Kingston will host monthly evening “Slow Rides” on the first Thursday of each month through October. The guided rides, ranging from five to 20 miles, depart from the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster’s parking lot at 507 Broadway at 6 p.m. Dates are Sept. 9 and Oct. 6. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information.
• The Kingston Interfaith Council will host a benefit concert for Ukraine Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church 207 Albany Ave., Kingston. The event kicks off with Ukrainian arts and crafts fair at 3 p.m., followed by a concert featuring Ukrainian and local music at 4 p.m. A $20 donation is suggested, but any and all donations are welcome. All proceeds go to Voices of Children, which gives psychological support to the children of Ukraine.
• Woodstock School of Arts Board president Staats Fasoldt curates the Olive Free Library’s latest art exhibition “Hudson Valley Watercolors” opening Sept. 24 to Nov. 5. The show features the works of 24 Hudson Valley artists. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, from 3 p.m. The Olive Free Library is located at 4033 state Route 28A, West Shokan, N.Y. For more information call (845).657-2482 or visit olivefreelibrary.org.
• Coach House Players is presenting a staged reading of Neil Simon’s comedy, “Rose’s Dilemma” on Aug. 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at 12 Augusta St., Kingston. Ticket reservations can be made by calling (845) 331-2476 or online at www.coachhouseplayers.org. Tickets are $10.
• Kingston Spoken Word will take place Thursday, Sept. 1, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, town of Ulster. The event will feature author Abigail Thomas and poet Annie LaBarge. An open mic will also take place. The event, which will be hosted by Penelope Levine and Annie LaBarge, will be a masked, in-person event. Admission is $5. Call (845) 331-2884 for more information.
• The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Northeast Region will hold the Hudson Valley Team Hope Walk on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Walkway Over The Hudson. For more information visit https://northeast.hdsa.org/events/hudson-valley-team-hope-walk/
• Lynn Bowdery shares the intricate parts of ferns and how to distinguish between Lady and Marginal ferns, Polypodies and Christmas ferns, Cinnamon and Ostrich on Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. at the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary at 261 Floyd Ackert, Rd, Highland. Then enjoy free English dance music starting at noon with The “Greenwood” performing on concertina, clarinet, cello, and violin.
• The Woodstock Shakespeare Festival’s featured summer presentation, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” continues on the grounds of the Comeau Property, 95 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. The production runs through Sunday, Sept. 4, with performances Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. Visit birdonacliff.org for more information.
• The Mark Gruber Gallery at 13 New Paltz Plaza celebrates the Hudson Valley’s agrarian roots with its latest show “Barns in Art,” running through Sept. 3. Featured works by artists based in the Mid-Hudson Region included pastels, oil paintings and watercolors of barns juxtaposed with pastures, green fields, dotted with wild flowers and cows and sheep grazing. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays and Mondays by appointment. (845) 255-1241.
• The Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third St., Athens, will host a chicken barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. The menu will consist of half a chicken, a potato, corn on the cob and dessert. The cost is $15 per person. Contact any department member, or call (845) 863-4600 or (518) 634-2035 for more information.
• The Good Work Institute is hosting “Resisting Erasure,” an exhibition featuring Poughkeepsie-based artist Shirley Parker-Benjamin and photographer Onaje Benjamin through Oct. 8. Featured events include a closing event on Oct. 8 and chances to engage with the work on the second Saturday of each month. The Good Work Institute Greenhouse is located at, 65 St. James Street, Kingston. For more information visit https://goodworkinstitute.org/resisting-erasure/
• The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase arrives at Bearsville Center, 277 – 297 Tinker St., Woodstock, from Oct. 21-23. View fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments, exhibited by their creators in an intimate gathering of stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados and enjoy continuous live music, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the event in The Bearsville Theater Lounge. Additional seminars, workshops and concerts by separate admission. General Admission is $25 per day. A three-day pass is $60.
• An outdoor summer music concert series, “Twilight Music in the Parks,” takes place Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Ulster Visitor Center on the Highland side of Walkway Over the Hudson off of U.S. Route 9W, through Sept. 1.
• People’s Place, in partnership with Institute for Animal Happiness, has brought back the Happy Cart to the parking lot at 17 St. James St., Kingston every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Happy Cart offers plant-based food to our community to taste and is free. happyvegancart.org.
• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center’s monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues. The first Wednesday evening of each month from 3 to 7 p.m. at 775 Broadway, Kingston. https://peoplesplacewec.simplybook.me/v2/.
• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free weekly workshops, featuring wellness classes, health screenings, nutritional guidance, alternative health modalities, and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for workshops, visit www.peoplesplace.org/wellness-empowerment-center/ or call (845) 338-4030.
• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf-stable foods are being accepted. Call (845) 338-4030.
• People’s Place Bounty Table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, breads, baked goods, dairy items and proteins. The items change daily and are first-come, first-serve during business hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (845) 338-4030 for additional information.
• The Hurley Heritage Society Museum at 52 Main St., Hurley has opened for the season. View the ongoing exhibit “Winslow Homer in Hurley — an Artist’s View.” featuring reproductions of the paintings and illustrations Homer created during his visits to Hurley between 1870 and 1875. The exhibition features five new paintings this year. Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m.
• Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Ice Cream Sundays train rides take place Sundays from through Sept. 18. Trains depart from the railroad’s Westbrook Lane Station in Kingston near the Hannaford Supermarket in Kingston Plaza at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for an approximately one-hour ride. Tickets are $20 for adults; $14 for children (ages 2-12); $19 for seniors, active military personnel, and veterans; and free for toddlers 2 and under on lap. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com.
• Thomas Cole National Historic Site’s exhibition “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration” is set to run through Oct. 20, 2022, at the site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. The exhibition examines the famed Hudson River School artist’s final years before his death in February 1848. For more information and exhibit hours, visit www.thomascole.org/visit.
• The Hudson Wednesday Market returns to the 7th Street Park on Warren Street, Hudson, each Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. through Oct. 26. The grassroots farmers market features a diverse group of vendors. Local artisans interested in selling and showcasing their crafts can email email@example.com. Visit upstreetmarket.wixsite.com/hudsonwedmarket/
• The Rhinebeck Farmers Market has opened for the season in the municipal parking lot at 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck. The market will take place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the exception of Dec. 4, through Dec. 18. Visit rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com for more information.
• The Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Catskill Flyer scenic train rides have returned to the rails of the old Ulster and Delaware Railroad. The rides take place Saturdays through Sept. 17. Trains depart from the railroad’s Westbrook Lane station near the Hannaford Supermarket at Kingston Plaza in Kingston at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for an approximately one-hour ride. Tickets are $16, adults; $10 children (ages 2-12); $15, senior, military and veterans: and free for toddlers 2 and under on lap. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com/.
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