Ongoing

Friday & Saturday, March 24–25, April 7–8; Sunday, March 26, April 9

Coach House Players presenting “The Enchanted Cottage”, a romantic fantasy. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors 62 & over and children 12 and under. Please call
845-331-2476/ www.coachhouseplayers.org. Coach House Players /12 Augusta St., Kingston

March 5 – April 28

FRANC PALAIA “100 Points of View” Artist’s reception: March 11, 5- 7 pm A solo exhibition of 100 photographs of the US, Italy, France, Turkey, Cuba, Greece, Spain, China and Canada A selection from 4 decades of color images that include architecture, landscapes, urban murals, Street Art, Polaroids and oddities. Montgomery Row Second Level Gallery 6423 Montgomery St. (Rt. 9) Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Hours: Daily, 9- 6pm Suehartshorn@frontiernet.net, Francpalaia1@gmail.com, www.FrancPalaia.com, 845-516-4758

Mark Gruber Gallery

Featuring Hudson Valley artists.
• Through April 1: Art Squared Group show April 2-May 20: Kevin Cook/Andrea McFarland. Opening Reception April 2, 5-7 PM

• May 25-July 8: Echoes of the Part Group Show, Opening Reception May 27, 5-7 PM
Contact Gallery for open hours. New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz NY/845-255-1241/ markgruber@verizon.net / www.markgrubergallery.com

Forsyth Nature Center

FREE and OPEN EVERY DAY of the year. Visit with the animals and bring along healthy treats like apples, carrots, and greens. Fall and Winter Hours: M-F 7-5, Weekends and Holidays 9-1 Like us on Facebook to get news on upcoming special events
Kingston/ forsythnature@aol.com /(845) 339-1277

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Reopens in the Spring
9 Norton Rd./Red Hook, NY 12571/ 845-752-3200

Minnewaska State Park

Two beautiful “sky lakes” on the site of two former hotels with more than 50 miles of trails and carriageways and numerous scenic views. Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing. Dogs on leash. 50 miles of trails on 22,123 acres
Route 44/55/Kerhonkson/Ulster County/NY

Wilderstein Historic Site

House museum in Rhinebeck, New York. The estate, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as the Hudson Valley’s most important example of Victorian architecture. Guided tours through October. Gift shop, hiking trails, and spectacular Hudson River views. Come see the best seats in the house! Exhibition celebrates six generations of the Suckleys and their family through a curated show of 40 chairs and other seating from the Wilderstein collection.
wilderstein.org / 330 Morton Road /Rhinebeck/ 845.876.4818

John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge

Visit the Lodge! It’s a trip, but worth seeing the “other” John Burroughs site & his grave. Free tours of are offered the first weekend of the month, through October, from 11 to 3. Reservations are not needed. Donations towards the upkeep of the Lodge are gratefully accepted. Learn more at our website,
John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge/1633 Burroughs Memorial Road/Roxbury, NY 12474 / www.woodchucklodge.org

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Summer carving, boat-building, furniture building, woodworking, and boating classes are now live! Check back often as we add new classes summer and fall classes.
Hudson River Maritime Museum/50 Rondout Landing/Kingston

New Paltz Historical Society

First Wednesday of each month during the coming year. As always, these talks are Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. (There is a $5 suggested donation to help support our programs.) All Events are held on the First Wednesday of each Month 7:00 pm, at the
New Paltz Community Center/3 Veterans Drive/New Paltz

Unison Arts Center

• Check with Unison on these programs. Ongoing Classes: Life drawing Tuesdays 5:30, and Thursdays at Unison, 7:30pm, alternatie Saturdays 10am. Qigong for Seniors: Mondays 11am, Qigong: Tuesdays, 5:30pm
Unison/68 Mountain Rest Rd/New Paltz/ 255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

Unison Arts Center

• Sculpture Garden at Unison. Open All Year Round. Special objects “Ghost in the Woods,” Matt Pozorski. Garden features over 50 sculptures by established and emerging artists. Wander our 5 acres of woodland and meadow paths and delight in the sculptures, sited with their natural surroundings in mind.
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

Sundays

First Sunday Free Gallery Talk with guest educator Kevin Cook. Artist and guest educator Kevin Cook provides gallery talks at the Dorsky Museum on the first Sunday of each month during the spring 2017 semester. These instructive guided talks are open to the public. 2 PM
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art SUNY New Paltz 845-257-3844/ sdma@newpaltz.edu / newpaltz.edu/museum/programs/public_programs.html

Tuesdays

• Israeli Folk Dance with Josh Tabak. Steps taught at the beginners level/ adjusted for participants. No experience required, just the joy of dancing. Israeli folk dancing dates back to the 1800s and is performed today to popular Israeli songs. 1:30PM – 3:00PM. Donation at the door.
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

• Life Drawing. Unison offers a life-drawing session every Tuesday to give artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. There is no instruction. 7:30PM – 9:30PM. $10 members | $15 non-/per class
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

Wednesdays

Tango Dance Lessons: Basic and Intermediate @ Unison. Tango anyone? Join Nina Jirka every Wednesday night for tango. Tango basics taught from 7-8 p.m. and intermediate tango follows from 8-9 p.m. No partner required! Fee.
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

Bob Babb Wednesday Hikes

Mohonk Preserve Bob Babb Wednesday Walks welcome adults of all ages and levels of ability aged 18 and above. No reservations are required. Hikes will start at 9:30am at the trailhead parking lot listed in the schedule 7 end between 12noon and 1pm. Be prepared with appropriate gear for the conditions and type of hike. Inclement weather—call June Finer, Hike Coordinator 845-255-7247 between 7:30-8am.
Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center/Mohonk Preserve/845-255-0919/ mohonkpreserve.org

Thursdays through MARCH 16

Thursday Tales at Ten: Story Time at Mohonk Preserve Nature-themed stories and activities for children ages 2-5 with parents or guardians. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks. Afterward, explore the Visitor Center, the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or Grafton Sensory Trail. Free program. 12 PM. May cancel in bad weather. Call after 9 am to confirm.
Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center 845-255-0919

Thursdays

• First and third Thursday Astronomy Night, presented by SUNY Department of Physics and Astronomy Raj Pandya and Amy Bartholomew offer a free planetarium show, followed by telescope observing (when the sky is clear). Tickets, required for planetarium, are available free one week in advance. Tickets not required at Observatory.
John R. Kirk Planetarium in the Coykendall Science Building; Smolen Observatory/Raj Pandya 845-257-3818/pandyar@newpaltz.edu / www.newpaltz.edu/planetarium/

• Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese healing and martial art. Slow and graceful movements promote health and restore harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Students learn how to combine proper body alignment with breathing, relaxation, and concentration in a way that increases the flow of vital energy, or Qi, inside the body. The instructor, Martha Cheo, has been practicing Tai Chi Chuan for almost 30 years. 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Beginners and Mixed Levels 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Slow Set plus Advanced Forms $10 members | $12 non-members
Unison/68 Mountain Rest Rd./New Paltz/845-255-x1559

Saturdays

• Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese healing and martial art. Its slow and graceful movements promote health and restore harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Students learn how to combine proper body alignment with breathing, relaxation, and concentration in a way that increases the flow of vital energy, or Qi, inside the body. 8:45 – 9:45 am: Beginners and Mixed Levels. $10 members | $12 non.
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

• Life Drawing session give artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. No instruction. Saturdays @ 10:15 am – 1:15 pm* $15 members | $20 non-members per class *
Unison Arts Center/ 68 Mountain Rest Road / New Paltz/845-255-1559/ Unisonarts.org

• Repair Cafe Gardiner. 12pm – 4pm Meets the 4th Sunday of every other month. Find tools and materials to help you make the repair you need: on furniture, small appliances & housewares, clothes & textiles, jewelry, lamps & lighting, artwork, crockery, toys & more. “Repair coaches” such as electricians, seamstresses, mechanics & all-purpose fix-it pros to get you started and help along the way. Coffee/tea, free, and baked treats and fruit (for sale). Visit www.facebook.com/RepairCafeHudsonValley For more info or to volunteer contact Nicolea; 255-1255 or Wendy 255-9775/ recycling.tog@gmail.com.
Gardiner Library/255-1255/ librarian@gardinerlibrary.org.

• John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge: Wild Saturdays are the first Saturday at 1:00 May through October for an eclectic hour-long free program in the spirit of JB!, Not to mention with our season’s kickoff with a program in honor of JB’s b’day as close to April 3 as we can get!!
Woodchuck Lodge/1633 Burroughs Memorial Rd/Roxbury/ woodchucklodge.org

Walking Tours Kingston

Resume in the Spring. Exhibition and Friends of Historic Kingston 1812 Johnston House Tour – Fridays and Saturdays from 11am- 4pm Tour of the interior of the c. 1812 Johnston House, the former home and showroom of nationally noted antiques dealer Fred J. Johnston where his collection of 18th and early 19th century furnishings and decorative arts.
(845) 339-0720/ www.fohk.org

Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society

1st Mondays-September-June, free programs on topics of local historical interest. 7pm. Check our website for upcoming programs and trips.
Vineyard Common Theater Building/300 Vineyard Ave/Highland/845-255-7742/ www.TOLHPS.org

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Collecting, preserving, and sharing stories of all Purple Heart recipients. This inspiring site should be visited at least once in your life to honor the men and women who served in the name of liberty. Not far from Washington’s HQ in Newburgh and the New Windsor Contonment where his troops stayed. What a great way to spend a day with your family this year. Go to websites for hour and directions.
374 Temple Hill Road/New Windsor/ thepurpleheart.com / (845) 561-1765

Empire State Railway Museum

Opens weekends from Memorial Day through October 11am fo 4pm.
70 High Street/Phoenecia/(845) 688-7501 / www.ersm.com

Trolley Museum of New York

Check website for opening date, then to Columbus Day, noon to 5pm. Admission & trolley fare. At the museum: Upstairs: Exhibits, gift shop, rest rooms, theater and a Brio train set for the kids to play with.
89 East Strand Street/Kingston/845-331-3399

Gomez Mill House

On the National Register of Historic Places, Gomez Mill house was the dwelling place of of a host of historic families beginning with Gomez The Jew who had a trading post there in the 1700s. Others include Revolutionary War figures and Dard Hunter-an important Arts and Crafts designer and paper maker. His picturesqaue paper mill is on the property. Closed Mon & Tues.
11 Mill House Road/Marlboro/ 845-236-3126 / www.gomez.org

Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society

Monthly-free programs on topics of local historical interest. 7pm. Check our website for upcoming programs and speical events or trips.
Vineyard Common Theater Building/300 Vineyard Ave/Highland/845-255-7742/www.TOLHPS.org

The Friends of Historic Saugerties

Brings local history to the community through educational initiatives and programs. FHS gathers monthly, usually the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm in the Community Room of the Saugerties Public Library. Join us to hear a talk or presentation on a topic of local history interest. All events are free and open to everyone.
Saugerties Public Library/ www.saugertiespubliclibrary.org / (845) 246-4317

Mohonk Preserve Programs

• Programs, Events & Hikes: www.mohonkpreserve.org/events

• Rock The Ridge: www.mohonkpreserve.org/rock-the-ridge

• Rock and Snow “Bridge 2 Bridge” Run: www.mohonkpreserve.org/rock-and-snow-bridge-2-bridge-run

• Annual Benefit Auction: www.mohonkpreserve.org/auction

• Pfalz Point Trail Challenge: www.mohonkpreserve.org/pptc

• Weekend Hikes: www.mohonkpreserve.org/weekend-hikes

• Bob Babb Wednesday Walks: www.mohonkpreserve.org/bob-babb-wednesday-walks

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course
Saturday, March 4

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $125; $165 with text; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is a recertification for the PALS course. You must be certified in PALS to take this abridged course. Course completion results in a two-year PALS certification card from the American Heart Association. You will need to complete a pre-course assessment in the text prior to class. AHA PALS textbook, preregistration and payment are required.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal Course
Tuesday, March 7

5:30-9:30 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $50; $65 with text; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification class for BLS healthcare providers. Participants must have a current BLS certification to take this recertification course. A textbook is available (February 2016 AHA BLS) and AHA allows students to use their textbook when taking the written exam. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association, valid for two years. The course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Preregistration and payment are required.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification
Saturday, March 11

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $65; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course
Saturday, March 11

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel
Cost $65; call 845-475-9742 to register
The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for childcare workers in all 50 states. It teaches childcare providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the four steps of first aid and skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an epinephrine pen. Child CPR AED, infant CPR and a module in adult CPR AED and Asthma Care Training for Childcare Providers are also included in this program. Successful completion results in a certification card valid for two years. Preregistration and payment are required.

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course
Saturday & Sunday, March 11–12

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $225; call 845-475-9742 to register
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large group sessions and small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. You must have a current BLS certification to take this course. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification
Saturday, March 18

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel
Cost $65; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course
Saturday, March 25

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $125; $165 with text; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. A textbook (March 2016 Edition of AHA ACLS) is available and AHA now allows students to use their textbook when taking the written exam. You will be required to do a pre-course assessment in the new text as well. Preregistration and payment are required.

Pet First Aid, CPR and Disaster Preparedness Course
Sunday, March 26

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $45; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed for pet owners and pet caregivers. It covers common health- and safety-related issues for pets: first aid basics, CPR, choking maneuvers, when to seek professional care and disaster planning. Participants practice skills on lifelike furry pet mannequins. Course completion results in a three-year certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. For ages 14 to adult. Pre-registration and payment are required.

Health Quest Community Education trains more than 7,700 people annually. For more information, call 845-475-9742 (TTY 1-800-421-1220) or visit www.healthquest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.