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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thursday, November 20 - Sunday, November 23
    Rent
    By Jonathan Larson; directed by Jack Wade. Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. The story of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York City's Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical is based on Puccini's opera La Boheme. Phone: 845-257-3936. Url: http://newpaltz.edu.

  • Friday, November 21
    Faculty Works opening reception
    5-7pm. On exhibit through December 12. Url: http://sunyulster.edu.

  • Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
    I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
    The smash musical comedy by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Rogers. Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Phone: 845-331-2476. Url: http://coachhouseplayers.org.

  • Friday, November 21
    Kingston's Buried Treasures
    The Senate House - Cradle of Democracy. Presented by Deana Preston, Interpretive Programs Assistant for Senate House Museum. 5:30pm. Free. Phone: 845-340-3055. Email: poneill@nycourts.gov.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Win Win Casino Night and Auction
    One of Unison’s most important Fun & Friend-raisers of the year. Great food & drink. $95, $85 members, $20 more at the door. Phone: 845-255-1559. Url: http://unisonarts.org.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Insight / On Site Opening Day Special Tours & Reception
    4-9pm. Works by SUNY New Paltz Ceramics and Metals students, inspired by Historic Huguenot Street, will be displayed within our historic houses. The student artists will be present to speak to guests about their works, the artistic process, and their inspiration. A reception will follow in the DuBois Fort, with student works for sale. All proceeds will go to the SUNY New Paltz Ceramics and Metals Departments and Clubs. Phone: 845-255-1660. Url: http://huguenotstreet.org.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Scott Payne The Mad Hatter’s Magic Show
    Journey down the rabbit hole and discover the whimsy of Wonderland. 10:30am. Phone: 845-331-0507. Url: http://kingstonlibrary.org.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Ulster Choral Society Concert: Britain’s Britten
    8pm. $15, $12 seniors, $5 students. Url: http://ulsterchoral.org.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Glimpses into Existence: Albert Camus
    10:30-11:30am. Discussion with Gregory Sadler. Phone: 845-331-0507. Url: http://kingstonlibrary.org.

  • Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, November 23
    Wreath Fineries at the Wineries
    Travel the Shawangunk wine trail and soak in the festive holiday atmosphere at each winery. Receive a grapevine wreath, limited edition ornament and souvenir wine glass. shawangunkwinetrail.com

  • Saturday, November 22
    The Reher Center Benefit
    An evening of theater, live music, silent auction and refreshments to benefit The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History. Appetizers, desserts and non alcoholic beverages provided by Stone Soup of Kingston, live music by classical flutist Dana Page and a performance of the acclaimed play, Poe Live, an original production written and directed by Frank Marquette of Theatre on the Road. The event begins at 6:30pm. Email: info.rehercenter@gmail.com. Url: http://rehercenter.org.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Art Opening & Holiday Sale
    6:30-8pm. Featuring the artwork of JoAnne Helfert Sullam and custom mini moss forest terrariums, art by Andrea Difore and handcrafted jewelry by Starr Nigro. Light refreshments served. River Rock Health Spa, 62 Ricks Rd, Woodstock

  • Saturday, November 22
    Thanksgiving Farmers Market
    10am-4pm.

  • Sunday, November 23
    17th International Pickle Festival
    Contests, prizes, and plenty of pickles. Vendors, cultural music, and crafts. Url: http://picklefest.com.

  • Sunday, November 23
    Food for the Birds
    Bring your family to the Minnewaska Nature Center to make food for the winter birds. We’ll use pine cones to make a delicious snack that you can hang in trees near your house. Then, you can watch as your neighborhood birds enjoy the treats! Stay after the craft for a relatively easy hike along Beacon Hill Carriage Road, where children can play a bird scavenger hunt game and look for raptors soaring about the cliffs at the end of the carriage road. This program is recommended for children of all ages, accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 18 years old. Younger children may require assistance from their parents. Pre-registration required. 1:30-3:30pm. Phone: 845-255-0752. Url: http://nysparks.com.

  • Monday, November 24 - Tuesday, November 25
    Chamber Jazz Ensembles
    Jazz works performed by students in the Jazz Studies area. $8; $6 seniors, faculty & staff; $3 students. 8pm. Url: http://newpaltz.edu/music.

  • Thursday, November 27
    11th Annual Turkey Trot
    Thanksgiving morning 5K walk & fun run to benefit Family of New Paltz. 8am registration, 9am Mashed Potato Kids 1/4 Mile run, 9:30 Turkey Trot. Race begins and ends at Water Street Market. Url: http://newpaltzturkeytrot.com.

  • Thursday, November 27
    Town of Rochester Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
    11:30am-2pm. The Community Center invites seniors, families, and anyone who may be spending the day alone to join the community family for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Free, reserve your seat by Nov. 21. Donations & volunteers needed too! Phone: 845-626-2115. Url: http://townofrochester.net.

  • Thursday, November 27
    Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
    The churches of Highland are providing a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community. Serving begins at 1pm, all are welcome.

  • Thursday, November 27
    2nd Annual Kingston Turkey Trot
    5K Run/2 Mile Walk. Race starts at 9am. Children under 5 are free. Sponsored by the Junior League of Kingston to benefit Kingston Kinderland II. Phone: 845-331-1682. Url: http://forsythnaturecenter.org.

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ULSTER Community Businesses

Let Culinary Institute of American trained Chef-Owner, James Jerkowski, make your event easy on your budget, stress-free, and delicious. Our venue or yours. View full menu on our website. Family owned and operated for 26 years. See our ad under "Restaurants."

838 Route 32, Tillson
845-658-3434

Lifespring is a town of Saugerties sponsored (but open to area residents) educational program primarily for retirees and active adults interested in expanding horizons with stress free learning. Becoming a member and paying a $60.00 yearly registration fee will give you the opportunity to: about intriguing topics, challenge yourself in novel areas, and develop new friends. Online catalog and registration available, or call.

Saugerties
845-246-2800 ext 452

View the Hudson Valley from 13,000 feet! Our skydiving school offers state of the art aircraft and instruction. We're open seven days a week during the good weather, and weekends in Nov & Dec weather permitting.

Gardiner Airport, Gardiner
845-255-4033

C. GLASNER DESIGN & ASSOC., LLC

A lifetime of buying and selling quality antiques and fine art in the Hudson Valley. Appraisals, Design Consultations. Single items and entire estates purchased. Charles Glasner.

93 Main St Antiques Alley, Cold Spring
845-527-5859

Our agency works with you to manage the risks of everyday life, recover from unexpected events, and realize your dreams by developing a personalized portfolio of insurance and financial services products.

3669 Route 9W, Highland
845-691-6123

Something for everyone! Affordable daily and long-term rates. Unfurnished apartments also available. Free wi-fi, cable TV plus HBO, local calls. Pet friendly (pet fees apply), & children under 12 stay free. 24/7

3497 US Highway 9W, Highland
845-691-7272

Home repair and improvements. Field and brush mowing. Year-round property maintenance. Excellent local references. Insured.

845-687-4589

Ralph A. Smith, LUTC and Larry Ratick, LPL Financial Member. Member FINRA/SIPC. We're a full service agency offering Auto, Homeowners, Life & Health, as well as Long-term Care and Medicare Supplement Insurance. IRAs, Pension Plans & Commercial Insurance, too. Call us today. We help you take the long term view of your economic health.

550 Rte 299, Suite 100A, Highland
845-246-1341

Don't need office space full-time? Rent your office by the hour. Includes wireless internet service, telephones with private voice mails, copier, fax, furniture, conference room with wall board easel, etc. $15. per hour for office space, less for full-day, weekly, or monthly rentals. Rooms are spacious and light and can accommodate groups or serve as break out rooms. Just off Route 9W , across Milton Avenue from the fire station. Good parking, near restaurants and banks.

20 Milton Ave Rte 44/55, Highland
845-691-4570

Voted "Best Breakfast" in Best of Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Magazine. Innovative American and Vegetarian cuisine. Our menu features wonderful gourmet breakfasts, homemade soups, unique salads & sandwiches, pasta, burgers, creative entrees, vegan dishes, and much more. Our in house bakery provides freshly baked breads, muffins, brownies, and other delicious treats. Gluten free bread available. Extensive beer & wine menu.

59 Main St, New Paltz
845-255-7766

"Capturing the Heart of It". Imagine having the same photographer capture your wedding who got Joyce Carol Oates to glow, Ethan Hawke to calm down, Jay Z to smile and Bill Murray to fish in a swimming pool? Celebrity photographer Steffen Thalemann fell in love with weddings when helping a friend on the job one day. He has joyfully dedicated part of his career to this art ever since. Group shot or individual portrait, his passion for people allows him to truly connect on a human level, capturing the essence of every moment.

New Paltz
845-255-5787

Internationally published, award-winning architectural & design practice with offices in NYC & local. Full 25+ year portfolio from renovations, single family residential to large-scale commercial, restaurants and multi-family. Design-Build our specialty. Look forward to the first 3-D concrete printed project in USA by our firm[s]. Coming to Gardiner this Fall. All solutions derived from site specificity & your requirements. See our web site for details. LEED AP Certified.

212-965-0914

Your area professional since 1968 is always buying and selling coins, currency, gold & silver, jewelry, old marbles, postcards, toys & many other small collectibles. Fair, honest dealings guaranteed. Bill & Ruth Blair. Call for an appointment.

845-254-4717

Tailoring, leather cleaning, wedding gowns cleaned and preserved, wash and fold service. Fine alterations by Italian-trained seamstress. M-F 8-6, Sat 9-4. New location, but 11 years serving Highland clients. Free on-street parking. Tina and Tony Guerriero.

50 Vineyard Ave, Highland
845-691-6183

Open to the public, it’s “not just for chefs!” Consider this warm, friendly, (and lovely) home  for your retirement. Just 15 residents, ages 62 and up, live in this beautiful complex on 400 acres of gorgeous, well-tended land. A gracious staff is available 24/7. All meals are prepared on premises and served in a wood-paneled dining room (after all, this was the original home of Oscar of the Waldorf). Decorate your room to your taste, travel in your own car, or use our transportation. Large comfortable game and entertainment room, in-house hair dresser and barber.

71 Old Tschirky Rd, New Paltz
845-255-7010

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