HOW TO SUBMIT AN EVENT
To submit events in the What’s Happening calendar for online and print, go to recordonline.com/entertainment and click on “calendar.” Then click on “Promote Your Event.” Please submit information two weeks before the event. Keep the listing length small as long listings will not be printed. Listings appear in print as space allows. For questions or help with submissions use the “chat” feature for online submissions and for all other questions and corrections email [email protected]
Saturday, Oct. 10
Yard Sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10, 8 Scanlon Ave., Florida. Benefits the General Pulaski Memorial Committee of Orange County.
CANCELED – Monthly Project Linus meeting: 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 10, Wallkill Community Center, 7-9 Wes Warren Drive, Scotchtown. Monthly Meeting is canceled – due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 Virus Watch for further updates. Continue to work on blankets at home and stay home and healthy. 570-832-1494. [email protected]
Colonial Carpentry: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10, Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, learn about the electricity-free, tools and techniques carpenters used to build the fort. Program outdoors and family friendly. Visitors must observe mask and social distancing guidelines. 446-2134. On facebook.
Yard Sale and Sausage & Peppers Sandwich Take Out: Yard sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; food from 11 a.m.-6 :30 p.m., Oct. 10, rain date Oct. 17, Holy Name of Jesus Church, 45 Highland Ave. Otisville, sausage and peppers with Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Masks and social distancing are required. 386-1320.
Love Local Maker Market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, Lewis Park, 80-92 Main St., Warwick, $3. Browse a range of fine handmade products from jewelry, body products, house-ware, and decorative art, while supporting small local businesses. Then enjoy the stores and outdoor dining options in downtown Warwick. 917-922-0943. [email protected]
SCAHC 10th annual Sussex County Heritage Weekend: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10, Sussex County. Visit scahc.org/Events for detailed information. Check each site’s online info and the interactive map for any changes. The participating historical societies for 2020 are in Branchville, Byram, Franklin, Ogdensburg, Sparta [by advanced online Reservation], and Stillwater. No building administered by the NJ State Parks or within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is currently allowed to open. Added to the map this year are Sussex County’s historic markers, with expanded information for each site and historic districts are also noted. There is also a listing all of the historical society sites, in case you might wish to tour their museums or historic houses in the future. Only Space Farms charges admission. [email protected]
Medicare 101 Virtual Program: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 10, Newburgh Free Library , Newburgh, free. Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare what services are covered/not covered under Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Detail the costs associated with medical and drug insurance. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you make more well-informed decisions and explain what Medicare means for you! To register call 563-3619, or email [email protected]
Basha Kill Nature Club: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 10, via Zoom, free. Birds are generally on the move, but with a pair of binoculars you can get to know them by the shape of their bodies, where they are and what they are doing. Observe and record bird sightings prior to class, then we’ll share our sightings and learn how to turn what we have seen into a lifelong birding hobby! When you register by phone or email, you will receive information about picking up binoculars and other supplies at the library. A Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the class. To register, call 888-8004. [email protected]
Land to Learn – Garden at Home kit pickup: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 10, Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh. Stop by on Oct. 10 between 1-4 p.m. for a free distribution of “Garden at Home” kits for kids from Land to Learn. Table out front of the library. Presented in collaboration with the Youth Services Department. 563-3616. [email protected]
Imagination Pavilion Decoration Day!: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 10, Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh. Community members are invited to stop by and contribute to the decoration of an open air “Imagination Pavilion,” a creative performance space designed for children and families to enjoy independently or at outdoor library programs. Children and teens are invited to decorate elements of the canopy or platform. Outdoor event so dress for the weather and possible paint mess. Masks and social distancing expected. 563-3650. [email protected]
A virtual panel discussion, “The Woodstock Women’s Rights Movement, Past, Present and Future”: 2-3 p.m. Oct. 10, a series of events made possible by a grant from Humanities New York, with the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Historical Society of Woodstock. Panelists include Marguerite (Culp) Kearns and Peg Johnston, locally-related descendants of early 20th century activists Edna Kearns and Elisabeth Freeman, who traveled in horse drawn wagons to promote the cause of votes-for-women; and organizers of the popular Woodstock Women’s March, an annual event since 2017, Anula Courtis and Maria-Elena Conte. A video of the 2019 “Woodstock Women’s March” by filmmaker Tobe Carey, along with a music video, “Standing on the Shoulders” by Joyce Rouse, can be seen at historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org. To register for the panel discussion, please send your name and preferred email address to [email protected] You will receive an email with the Zoom link and log-on information the day before the event.
Cragsmoor Free Library Film Preview – “Hudson Valley River Arts”: 2 p.m. Oct. 10, Cragsmoor Free Library, 355 Cragsmoor Rd., Cragsmoor, $10 donation, 15 seats available. For reservations call 647-4611.
Sunday, Oct. 11
Octobowfest 2: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 11, Ti Yogi Bowmen Inc, 57 Mill Rd., Hyde Park, $20. 3D Archery, in conjunction with the TiYogi Bowmen, is hosting Octobowfest 2, a celebration of all thing’s traditional archery! The festival will feature a 14 Station 3D Archery Course, 14 Station Knock A Block Course (Muzzy), A Stump Shoot Course, Skill and Trick Shoots, Vendors, Swap Meet, Food and more. The course opens at 7 a.m. and the last shooter is at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for kids. 453-3030. [email protected]
Matamoras Westfall Historical Society monthly meeting: 2 p.m. Oct. 11, Matamoras Borough Hall Annex, 10 Avenue I, Matamoras, Pa. Coronavirus restrictions apply. Wearing a mask is required. Social distancing will be observed.
Monday, Oct. 12
Story Time Take-Out for Ages 3-5: All day Oct. 12. The Cornwall Public Library is offering a packaged “Story Time” to enjoy with your family at home (for ages 3-5). There are limited supplies — please register via the online calendar at cornwallpubliclibrary.org starting Oct. 5. Registered patrons should call the library at 534-8282 on Oct. 12 to schedule an appointment for pickup.
Virtual Creative Writer’s Group: 11 a.m. Oct. 12. Join a virtual Zoom meeting of the Cornwall Public Library’s Creative Writers Group. Register via the library’s online calendar at cornwallpubliclibrary.org. Zoom links will be distributed on the Friday before the meeting. It will be a recurring link, usable for all Creative Writers’ meetings. If assistance is needed, please call the library and ask for Rosaleen.
Computer Help, via Zoom: 2-4:45 p.m. (2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.) Oct. 12, Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, free. One-on-one computer assistance tailored to your concerns and questions. Register for a 45-minute Zoom session by calling 888-8004 or emailing [email protected]
Harriet Tubman Arrives at the Library!: 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh. Please join the library for a parade as the statue by award winning sculptor Wesley Wofford travels through Newburgh on it’s way to the Newburgh Free Library’s front plaza. Parade route to be posted on newburghlibrary.org. 563-3650. [email protected]
Virtual PJ Story Time: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Catch the Cornwall Public Library’s PJ Storytime on their Facebook and youtube pages. Put on your PJs and join Pat Parker as she reads stories for 3 to 5-year-olds (or anyone who wants to cuddle, get comfortable and here a bedtime story!)
Memoir Book Club: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 12, Goshen Public Library, Goshen, free. Enjoy an online book club where we will discuss “The Stranger in the Woods” by Michael Finkel. Registration is required. 294-6606. [email protected].
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Healthy Orange Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13. Local farm fresh fruits and vegetables, including apples, pumpkins, greens, squash, and more. Accepting SNAP/EBT, WIC Coupons, and Senior Coupons. Masks and social distancing are required. 360-6691.
Crafting Caregiving:10-10:30 a.m. Oct. 13, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh. A virtual series highlighting tips, ideas, and resources for parents and caregivers to enrich life with little ones, with a focus on ages 0-6. 563-3623. [email protected]
Tuesday Cruise Night at PLAV: Every Tues., through Oct., Polish American Legion, 16 Legion Rd., Pine Island, 5:30 p.m. Food and music. All are welcome. Come out to support the veterans.
Creating a Resume in Google Docs Virtual Program: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, free. How to create a resume using Google Docs. The goal is to help you gain confidence in using Google Docs and its features. The following topics will be covered: • What is Google Drive and how to use it. • How to access and create a Google Doc • Templates and formatting for resumes • Options on how to share and submit a resume This session will be held on the ZOOM application. A link to the meeting will be sent via e-mail prior to the class start. Zoom webinar: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcls-staff/course/12280. 563 3609. [email protected]
Gardiner Library Teen Literary Magazine Meeting: 7 p.m. Oct. 13, via Zoom. Middle and high school students who enjoy writing poetry, short stories and graphic novels are invited to join in on the fun. Submit work through email and fellow authors will share critiques, suggestions and compliments. The first issue will be published in December both online and as a hard copy to be checked out. Copies will be available for purchase as well. All proceeds will benefit teen programming. Artists wanted to add their creativity to our first publication. Freelance or to accompany written pieces. Coming soon.. Zines! Consider being part of the Gardiner Library Zine Team. Informational meeting during our November 9 Literary Magazine meeting. For those interested in joining or for more information including the Zoom link to access the meetings contact Carolyn Thorenz at [email protected] Virtual Teen Literary Magazine meetings will continue on the second Monday of each month. For further current information visit gardinerlibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page.
“Native American life in the area around the Ten Mile River”: 7 p.m. Oct. 13, available on the Ten Mile River Museum’s YouTube channel. A discussion of the Lenape life in the Sullivan County Region around the Ten Mile River. Glenn Pontier, co-director, TMR museum; former director, Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, will discuss several aspects of their lives, particularly how they used storytelling to include tribal (or clan) members in their society. Portions of the talk can help scouts meet the requirements for the Indian Lore merit badge. Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1784635324592138768.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Ellenville Regional Hospital Fundraiser Gift Shop Tent Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14, Auxiliary Gift Shop, Ellenville Regional Hospital, 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville, final sale, 50 percent off everything, clothing jewelry and holiday gift items.
Family Brown Bag Challenge: All day (starting at 10 a.m.). The Cornwall Pubilic Library is offering a fun surprise challenge to enjoy making at home. Stop by the children’s table outside the library at 395 Hudson Street in Cornwall to pick up your bag on the day of the event, while supplies last.
Kids’ Crafts with Miss Patiana: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 14, Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, free. Hey, kids in K-3rd grades — another Kids’ Craft with Miss Patiana! Make a cool peacock painting using your hand and thumbprints. Craft materials will be provided. Register ASAP to 888-8004 or email [email protected] This is a Zoom event, you will need the login link to access the class. 888-8004. [email protected]
Virtual Medicare Talk: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 14, hosted by the Gardiner Library. Medicare 101 with Jim Farnham. Those interested must register in advance. Contact [email protected] for the confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Topics covered include: how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. Review and compare Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicare Advantage Plans. Receive the most up-to-date information and simplify the choices you need to make. Jim Farnham, Health Insurance Consultant, returns to present this highly informative and well-received talk. gardinerlibrary.org. On Facebook.
Diverse Voices Virtual Book Discussion Virtual Program: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Oct. 14, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh. With discussion leader Professor Crystal Donkor, we will discuss Incidents in the “Life of a Slave Girl” by Harriet Ann Jacobs. This book is available through Hoopla with your library card. hoopladigital.com/title/11908213. Please login to the discussion at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdumoqjwrE9Iba2gvLJ5NtN2QhCTCWOfB. 563-3629. [email protected]
Thursday, Oct. 15
Can You Picture This? Virtual Field Trip: 1-1:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh. Join Ms. Carol on an imagination adventure. We need your help to figure out where our virtual field trip will take us next. Let’s gather the clues and see where we’ll go. Target age 3-7, but all ages welcome. 563-3643. [email protected]
Mystery Book Discussion: 2 p.m. Oct. 15, book pick, “A Bitter Feast” by Deborah Crombie. Join a Zoom meeting to discuss a mystery novel with fellow readers. Digital ebooks and audiobooks are available through Libby and Hoopla. Register via the Cornwall Public Library’s online calendar at cornwallpubliclibrary.org. Zoom links will be emailed to registrants the day of the book club. 534-8282.
Friendly Visitor Volunteer Training via Zoom: Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. Jewish Family Service of Orange County invites you to become a Friendly Visitor Volunteer in Orange County. This 90-minute training prepares potential volunteers to provide support to older adults in your own communities. For about 3 hours a week or less, volunteers provide local transportation to essential appointments, grocery shopping and friendly visits. Volunteering is rewarding and flexible. Reservations are required for this event. To register or to learn more about volunteering call or email Paula Blumenau at 341-1173 ext. 305 or [email protected] Background checks and Insurance while volunteering is provided.
Mindful Self-Awareness for Teens: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh. Middle and High School students are invited to drop by for information, conversation & resources designed specifically for teens including tips for mindfulness and Yoga Nidra sessions. Outdoor event in front of the library. 563-3616. [email protected]
Teen Writers Strike Back on Zoom: 4 p.m. Oct. 15. For grades 8-12. You must pre-register for the program via the library’s online calendar at cornwallpubliclibrary.org. Zoom links will be emailed to registrants the day of the event.
Middletown Elk’s Lodge 1097 Pork and Pierogis Thursday Night Take Out Dinner: Pickup from 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Middletown Elk’s Lodge, 48 Prospect St., Middletown, $12 per person. For dinner reservations call 598-2759. All proceeds benefit Hudson Valley Honor Flight.
Percy Jackson Book Club Party: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15, hosted by The Gardiner Library, for fans ages 8 and up. Those who enjoy adventure, Rick Riordan and Mythology, join the party as we discuss the stories and the stories behind them. Design a Greek vase, play games and more. Registration is required by contacting Carolyn Thorenz at [email protected] to receive the Zoom link. Gardinerlibrary.org.
Historical Mexican Cookbook Collection Virtual Program: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, free. This session will introduce attendees to the largest Mexican cookbook collection in the United States, which is held at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Highlights of the collection will be covered and attendees will learn how to access dozens of digitized cookbooks. Questions and stories about Mexican cuisine are encouraged. Join Stephanie Noelle as she presents the beautiful, digitized collection of Mexican Cookbooks. Some of these books go back a full century, but all are available through the UT Library website for your perusal. Please register to attend this virtual event. 563-3619. [email protected]
Mark Frankel presents his “Life as a Blue Man”: 6 p.m. Oct. 15. Mark Frankel, member of the internationally renowned performance piece, Blue Man Group speaks about his experience as a “Blue Man”. This virtual program is provided by the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. The sharing of stories, techniques, experiences and an ‘ask me anything’ openness make this presentation special. If you have never seen a Blue Group performance, this will inspire you to do so. Registration is limited to 100 participants. Register at ebcpl.org and click on adult calendars. Click on October and you will find your program. This program will also be broadcast simultaneously on YouTubeLive.
Silent Messages in the Music – Decoding Tubman’s Spirituals Virtual Presentation: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 15, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, free. Join us for a virtual Zoom presentation and discussion from William Walker. African-American sacred folk songs unified and codified the enslaved community and abolitionists. How and when did these spirituals – as they called come to be? Did they have more than one purpose, or were there several? Are they existential, transcendental, or seditious? Were they all three of these? To celebrate Harriet Tubman, we will investigate at least two types of the spirituals, which she loved so much. Presented by William Walker. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscu2gqT0oGNw98q9p5veNfW2eh4jnXAou. 563-3619. [email protected]
“Women Get the Vote”: Oct. 15 Women’s Place?!: Oct. 22 Seneca Falls; Oct. 29 Disputes Within the Movements; Nov. 12 Unfinished Business, 6:30-7:30 p.m., the lectures will be held at the Town of Crawford Government Center in the conference room on the 2nd floor. A four-part lecture series on The Ratification of the 19th Amendment. This live lecture series will be presented by Joseph Britto, Adjunct Assistant Professor, SUNY Orange and Professor Emeritus SUNY New Paltz. RSVP by calling the Pine Bush Area Public Library at 744-4265 ext. 2. No walk-ins.
CANCELED – Holocaust Remembrance Day Program: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15, Temple Sinai, 75 Highland Ave., Middletown. Featured speaker is Dr. Ronald Israelski will tell the story of his parents who were survivors of the concentration camps. There will be candle lighting in memory of those who did not survive. 343-1861.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Trunk Sale: 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 17, Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe. Sale of family friendly appropriate items on the Church grounds. 783-3252. [email protected]
CANCELED – Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17, Goshen United Methodist Church, 115 Main St., Goshen. Clothing, toys, linens, household, jewelry, Christmas $3 Bag sale 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 294-5871. [email protected]
Second workshop in Practice Sustainable Living series: Three sessions, 9-11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 17, the Oasis at Warwick, 10 Fence Rd., Warwick. Sponsored by Orange Environment, Inc. The morning session from 9-11:30 a.m. will be led by Frank Dragone and includes discussions on “Home Composting” and “Growing Vegetables from Seed to Harvest” for a fee of $45. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. there will be a Composter Display and Earth Machine Composter Demo. From 1:30-4 p.m., Joe Gregoire will instruct participants on “Cultivating Oyster Mushrooms in Straw” and lead a hands-on session on straw pasteurization and inoculating straw with mushroom spores for a fee of $55. This includes a free bag of inoculated straw to take home and see it fruit in 2-4 weeks. Orange Environment members get a 10 percent discount. And if you sign up for both sessions pay only $90. All CDC guidelines will be followed. For more information and to register go to orangeenvironmnet.com and follow the directions to reserve a spot.
Court Madonna 114 Catholic Daughters annual Antique Appraisal Funday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Port Jervis. Appraisals held by Marianne Flannery of Flannery’s Auction and Estate Services, $4 per item, 6 items max per person, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., PRS Gold Buyers buying gold and silver. The 7th annual Craft Fair will also be held, raffles, bake sale. Proceeds benefit the Catholic Daughter charitable works.
Pre register by Oct. 9 – Outdoor Up-Cycled Paper Jewlery Workshop: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 17, rain or shine, Majestic Park, Murphy Ln., Gardiner, hosted by Gardiner Library, Pre-register for this event by emailing Nicole at [email protected] Limited space is available. Social distancing and masks will be required. Learn about up-cycling unwanted things into new useful things. Holiday gift-wrapping paper is rolled, glued, and glazed into beautiful beads that can be worn as necklaces or bracelets. All craft supplies provided. Recommended for children 3rd grade and up and their families. The event is organized by the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency. 255-1255.
Harriet Tubman: Journey to Freedom Celebration: Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 17, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, free. Welcome “Journey to Freedom,” a sculpture by Academy Award winning sculptor Wesley Wofford. Celebrate the arrival of the statue with dance and music. Discussion of plans for Harriet’s stay in Newburgh. Please register (attendance may be limited). Everyone is to abide by social distancing guidelines and best practices – so please wear your mask. 563-3650. [email protected]
Pulled Venison Benefit Dinner for Lucy Bishop: Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 17, Calvary Baptist Church, 1152 Route 52, Loch Sheldrake. Little Lucy is a 3-year-old girl who is battling stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma. Take out only at the Loch Sheldrake Firehouse parking lot, Route 52. Good will offering and donations to help offset medical/ travel costs. Checks can be made out to Calvary Baptist Church of Sullivan County -earmark for Lucy Bishop. Social Distancing Required. Pulled venison on a roll, coleslaw and French fries. For more info or reserve meals call Pastor Caskey at 985-7410.
Authors’ Circle Presents Amra Sabic-El-Rayess in a Virtual Conversation: 5-6 p.m. Oct. 17, Tuxedo Park Library Tuxedo Park. Authors’ Circle presents Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, author of “The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival” in a virtual conversation with NYT features reporter Katie Rosman via Zoom Video Conferencing. In conversation with Katie Rosman, Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess discusses her new book, “The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival” – an inspirational memoir about her struggle to survive ethnic cleansing during the 1990s in war-torn Bosnia, and the stray cat that became an integral part of her family. Register via the library’s calendar at tuxedoparklibrary.org or call the library at 351-2207. Registrants will receive an email shortly before the discussion with information on how to attend. 351-2207. [email protected]
Sunday, Oct. 18
Monticello Fire Department French Toast Breakfast: 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 18, Monticello Fire Department, 23 Richardson Ave., Monticello, free-$7. Due to COVID 19 the event will be drive thru only, no sit-down meals. 794-6330. [email protected]
Pancake Breakfast: 7-11 a.m. Oct. 18, Loch Sheldrake Fire Dept., 1280 Rt.52, Loch Sheldrake, $5 per person; kids age 5 and under free. LSFD will be serving a great breakfast of Buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee and tea. Take out only. 434-2710. [email protected]
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer “Drive Through Experience”: Oct. 18 at two locations: Westchester, Manhattanville College Campus, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, 9 a.m.-noon with staggered start times. Sign up and donate at makingstrideswalk.org/westchesterNY. For more information email [email protected] or call 594-3071. Hudson Valley, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, 8 – 10 a.m. with staggered start times. Sign up at donate at makingstrideswalk.org/HudsonValleyNY. For more information email [email protected] or call 781-6131. Dream up fun ways to decorate your car, create a pink power music playlist, practice your horn-beeping skills, put on your pink gear and help us save lives from breast cancer.
Hike the Shawangunk Ridge: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18, D&H Kiosk Pat Moore Memorial Picnic Grove, 73 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association and the NY-NJ Trail Conference. Moderately difficult hike, lasting 4-5 hours. Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes, mask. Bring water, lunch, binoculars. Meet at 10 a.m. at the D&H Canal Kiosk at the Pat Moore Memorial Picnic Grove, Sullivan St. Wurtsboro. Must register by calling Paula Medley at 754-0743. [email protected]
Town of Lumberland Cultural Series – “Legendary Songwriters of the 20th Century”: 3 p.m. Oct. 18, virtual concert featuring Andy Moss, pianist and vocalist. Music from Irving berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin to Billy Joel. Viewable on the Town of Lumberland Facebook page.
Monday, Oct. 19
Virtual Young Adult Book Club: 7 p.m. Oct. 19, hosted by The Gardiner Library. YA Book Club meets via Zoom. The club for ages 13 and older meets the third Monday of each month. October’s book pick is “The Which Way Tree” by Elizabeth Crook. Registration is required before each session by contacting Carolyn Thorenz at [email protected] to receive the Zoom link. Grdinerlibrary.org.
A Happy Life: Career Exploration in the time of COVID-19 Virtual Workshop: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh. Covid-19 has left many experiencing varying degrees of unemployment or career uncertainty. In this Zoom workshop Career Counselor Amy Bandolik will show how this time period can be used as an opportunity for self-exploration and career reinvention. She’ll lead participants in several exercises designed to help them find a new career that the best fit for their passions and interests and will go over how to pursue a new career. Registration is required. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdOuprjooEtNRf-bBh5sLO0IoNG2tp1UE. 563-3619. [email protected]
Tuesday, Oct. 20
Warwick Valley Quilt Guild new membership offer: Starting in January 2021, memberships being accepted during the month of October. Tuesday meetings will be via Zoom as they are unable to meet at the Warwick Senior Center. At this time, they have engaged national quilting speakers who show their work, teach new techniques, and spark deals to stimulate our creativity. When appropriate, a normal meeting schedule will resume at the Senior Center. Download the application from warwickvalleyqg.org. Complete the form and send with a check for $35 to the designated address on the form.
Virtual Writing Workshop – Newburgh Memories: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 20, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, free. Share your memories of Newburgh from the far or recent past. This workshop will focus on memoir writing in general and memories of Newburgh in particular. If you have writing already on this topic, please bring it to share with the group. General instruction will be live streamed for the first 45 minutes (to the library’s Facebook page). Then the registered participants will conduct writing practice, reading, and prompts in a private, instructor-led Zoom room. Please register with an email to confirm and receive the meeting link. Just want the instruction without having to share? Please feel free to join us on our Facebook page for the live stream starting at 7 p.m. To attend the entire event, register using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoduytqjMjEt0MsWpm0p9Fgu3h8nYnLBmR After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 563-3632. [email protected]
Martian Life Mission to be described by NASA Representative: 7:30-9:15 p.m. Oct. 20, via Zoom, Mid Hudson Astronomical Association. NASA Solar System Ambassador John Fontana will be describing the latest mission to explore Mars for evidence of life. Launched in July, the Mars 2020 probe, officially named Perseverance, is on a journey there to investigate if life existed or could still exist. A space enthusiast since the days of Gemini, Fontana is now a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. He is a Human Resources professional and has been profiled in Who’s Who in America. The presentation will be delivered via Zoom at 8 p.m. after the regular scheduled 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Mid Hudson Astronomical Association. To participate in the Zoom session go to midhudsonastro.com and register at the MHAA MeetUp site and you will be given the Zoom password. The password is good for both the meeting and presentation. Participants can attend both for no fee. 631-553-1144, 245-5483.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease- Virtual Program: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, free. Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, as well as current research and treatments available to address some of the symptoms. This program will be streamed to our Facebook page facebook.com/newburghfreelibrary. 563-3619. [email protected]
Thursday, Oct. 22
Friendly Visitor Volunteer Training via Zoom: 3 p.m. Oct. 22. Jewish Family Service of Orange County invites you to become a Friendly Visitor Volunteer in Orange County. This 90-minute training prepares potential volunteers to provide support to older adults in your own communities. For about 3 hours a week or less, volunteers provide local transportation to essential appointments, grocery shopping and friendly visits. Volunteering is rewarding and flexible. Reservations are required for this event. To register or to learn more about volunteering call or email Paula Blumenau at 341-1173 ext. 305 or [email protected] Background checks and Insurance while volunteering is provided.
John Conway, Sullivan County Historian, presents “Ghost Stories from Sullivan County History”: 6 p.m. Oct. 22. From the ethereal spirits believed to still roam the site of a bloody Revolutionary War battle to the restless specter of the victim of an 1892 hex murder said to haunt the stone arch bridge where he was killed, local lore is filled with tales that tantalize, and John Conway will discuss some of the most popular in this new program. This program is provided by the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. Registration is limited to 100 participants. Register at ebcpl.org and click on adult calendars. Then click on October and you will find your program there. This program will also be broadcast simultaneously on YouTubeLive.
Friday, Oct. 23
Town of Chester Town-Wide Shred Event: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 23, Town of Chester Town Hall, 1786 Kings Hwy, Chester, all residents with proper identification are welcome to bring their unwanted paper documents during these hours for secure and proper destruction. For more information, call 469-7000 ext. 4, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24
Mount Carmel Society Famous Sausage and Pepper Curbside Take-out: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 24, Mount Carmel Hall, 21 First St. Port Jervis. NY at our Mount Carmel Hall.
CANCELED – The Warwick Valley Quilters’ Guild Stars of the Valley Quilt Show: Oct. 24-25, The Sanfordville Elementary School, 144 Sanfordville Rd., Warwick. Local quilters from N.Y., N.J., Pa., and Conn., will show more than 150 quilts, and wall hangings. Speakers are Timna Tarr and Lisa Shepard Stewart. Vendors will offer machines, furniture, fabrics, and sewing accessories in addition to raffle prizes. [email protected] Warwickvalleyqg.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 27
“Baseball in American Culture” presented by Evan Weiner: 6 p.m. Oct. 27. Learn what accounts for baseball’s enduring impact on American culture in this virtual presentation by noted lecturer Evan Weiner. Weiner is an author with radio and TV background. He has spoken around the globe on politics and sports and his writings have appeared in numerous publications and media outlets. This virtual program is provided by the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. Registration is limited to 100 participants. Register at ebcpl.org and click on adult calendars. Then click on October and you will find your program there. This program will also be broadcast simultaneously on YouTubeLive.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Pizza night: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28, Sparrowbush Engine Company, 67 Main St., Sparrowbush, 16-inch pie $12, take out only. 856-5047.
Thursday, Oct. 29
“Tell-Tale Heart Mock Trial” presented by Dean Knight: 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Poe Museum Education Coordinator, Dean Knight, will give a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s great story “The Tell-Tale Heart” in the format of a murderer on trial for his life. Participants will serve as judge, defense, prosecuting attorneys and jury and will decide whether the narrator of the story is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. Knight will also discuss aspects of Poe’s life and work, including the time Poe spent in Richmond, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. He will take questions from the audience. This program is provided by the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. Registration is limited to 100 participants. Register online at ebcpl.org click and on adult calendars. Click on October. You will find your program there. This program will also be broadcast simultaneously on YouTubeLive.
Saturday, Nov. 7
Kiwanis Club of Middletown Drive Thru Chicken BBQ Fundraiser: Pickup noon-2 p.m. Nov. 7, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 391 Mount Hope Road, Middletown, $12 per person. See any Middletown Kiwanis Member for tickets or email [email protected] All proceeds benefit charitable projects in the community helping the Kiwanis fulfill their mission of “Serving the children of the world, one child and one community at a time.”