Library hosts makeup, special effects workshop
WHAT: Makeup and special effects workshop WHEN: Oct. 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., with pre-registration required by Oct. 8 WHERE: Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner
DETAILS: The library will present a free workshop titled “Pretty Ugly: a Halloween Special Effects and Glamour Make-Up Workshop.” Gardiner resident Jennifer Marosy Scura is bringing 10 years of experience as a Walt Disney World Character performer and Youth Education Series facilitator to present the workshop. It is geared towards novices of all ages who want to learn the basics of highlights and shadows for ghoulish or glamorous results, as well as more advanced techniques like how to create bruises, deep wounds (with or without liquid latex), nasty teeth and other basic vampire/zombi-fication procedures. Tips on the hygienic use of makeup, the placing of false-eyelashes, as well as how to put on a wig, will also be covered. In addition, general costume advice will also be available. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.
Quilt show on Oct. 8, 9 in Stone Ridge
WHAT: Quilt show WHEN: Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Rondout Valley Middle School, 122 Kyserike Road, Stone Ridge
DETAILS: The Wiltwyck Quilt Guild will present Quilts in the Valley, a biennial judged quilt show. The show will feature more than 200 quilts, along with a raffle quilt and prizes. There will also be demonstrations, quilt vendors, a member quilt boutique and dream baskets. In addition, there will be an art doll exhibit, a trunk show, a speaker on Oct. 8 and a bed turning on Oct. 9/ Admission is $7, with children ages 9 and under admitted free.
CONTACT: Call Sarah Kessenich at (845) 6798587 for more information.
Author talk, book signing in Ellenville
WHAT: Author talk and book signing WHEN: Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 40 Center St., Ellenville
DETAILS: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the library and museum will welcome author “Ish” Martinez for a presentation on “Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County,” based on his new book by the same title. The book is the first comprehensive historical retrospective of Latino resort culture of its kind. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
CONTACT: Call (845) 647-5530 to sign up or for more information.
MET’s ‘Tristan & Isolde’ at the Bardavon on Oct. 15
WHAT: The Bardavon kicks off “The MET: Live in HD” season with Wagner’s “Tristan & Isolde”
WHEN: Saturday Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. WHERE: Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie
DETAILS: The Bardavon kicks off “The Met: Live in HD” 2016⁄17 season with an ecore of Wagner’s “Tristan & Isolde,” conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Nina Stemme stars as Isolde. Her Tristan is Stuart Skelton. The cast also includes Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal, with René Pape reprising King Marke. One half hour prior to curtain time, ticketholders are invited to enjoy a talk at the Bardavon by Leslie Gerber, who is a music teacher at Marist’s Center for Lifetime Studies and author of all Hudson Valley Philharmonic playbill liner notes. Tickets are $28, $26 for members, and $20 for children ages 12 and under.
CONTACT: Bardavon, (845) 473-2072, or UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston, (845) 339-6088.
Program looks at woolly bear caterpillars
WHAT: Program on woolly bear caterpillars WHEN: Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discover Center, Muser Drive, Cornwall-on-Hudson
DETAILS: The center is offering a program in which participants can learn about woolly bear caterpillars. Environmental Educator Megan Hoffman, who will lead the program, said in a press release the caterpillars scurry about searching for the best places to spend the winter — under logs, rocks and other sheltered places. Among the questions that will be explored is what they turn into and whether they can predict the weather. After the program, participants will help release the caterpillars back to the fields at the center and make a woolly bear craft to take home. The program is for adults and families with children ages 5 and up. Admission for non-members is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Admission for members is $5 for adults, $3 for children.
CONTACT: Visit hhnm.org or call (845) 534-5506 for more information.
CONTACT: Stop by the library or call (845) 2551255 to pre-register. Visit gardnierlibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page for more information.