Tani Tabbel Trio performs Oct. 16 in Kingston
WHAT: Performance by the Tani Tabbal Trio WHEN: Oct. 16 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St., Kingston
DETAILS: Jazz fans are familiar with Tani Tabbal’s work from recordings and live performances with many of the world’s most respected jazz artists. As a teenager, his first dates with Oscar Brown Jr., Phil Cohran and Sun Ra and his Arkestra attracted early acclaim. The sought-after drummer has since toured/ recorded with a diverse roster of artists, including Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, James Carter, Geri Allen, Cassandra Wilson, Dewey Redman and Karl Berger. Joining him will be Adam Seigel on alto saxophone and Michael Bisio on bass. A donation of $10 is suggested.
CONTACT: Visit The Lace Mill’s Facebook page for more information.
SUNY Ulster hosts Domestic Violence Information Forum
WHAT: Domestic Violence Information Forum WHEN: Oct. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: College Lounge in Vanderlyn Hall on the SUNY Ulster campus, 491 Cottekill Road
DETAILS: The college is hosting the Fourth Annual Domestic Violence Information Forum. The conference will focus on participants telling their story around domestic violence issues. By sharing, storytellers become agents of change, fostering compassion, understanding and public awareness. Ulster County domestic violence resources will be presented. The conference is co-sponsored by the Ulster County Interagency Council on Domestic Violence, Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, SUNY Ulster and the TMI Project. The TMI Project is a non-profit organization offering transformative memoir workshops and performances that invite storytellers and audience members to explore new perspectives. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Pre-registration is required.
CONTACT: Visit sunyulster. edu/tmi_project to preregister.
Poughkeesie art center hosts preschool storytimes
WHAT: Art-related preschool storytimes WHEN: Oct. 21 and Nov. 18, with both from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center on the Vassar College campus, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie
DETAILS: The center will host two free art-related storytime programs for preschool children ages 3-5 this fall. Each session of “Storytime in the Museum” will focus on a different theme and will include stories, poems and a simple hands-on activity related to the art on view in the galleries. October’s theme is “Nature” and November’s theme is “I Spy/Observation.” Strollers are welcome in the galleries, but large bags, food, and drink are not permitted and may be stored in cubbies in the museum. No pre-registration is necessary.
CONTACT: Call (845) 4375632 or visit fllac.vassar.edu for more information.
Circle of Friends for the Dying Event on Oct. 20
WHEN: Circle of Friends for the Dying Death Café event WHEN: Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Wesley Room at St. James United Methodist Church, 35 Pearl St., Kingston
DETAILS: The Circle of Friends for the Dying will mark the fourth year of brings Death Cafés to the area. Following a new format, the Rev. Lynda Elaine Carré will present “Talking About Dying with the Dying.” The talk will be preceded by music for gathering with Roses and Rust, and followed by the Death Café Conversation. Carré serves the Mid-Hudson Valley community as a palliative and hospice chaplain and interfaith spiritual care and transitions guide for living well through aging, illness and dying. She will share some scenarios drawn from being with more than 100 people who have died. Suggestions for timing and guidelines around difficult, sensitive conversations will be the focus of the presentation, with time for questions and answers. Death Cafés provide a safe and relaxed environment for conversation and sharing. Death Café is not a bereavement support group. It is a place to freely talk about dying and death and related issues. All are welcome. There is no admission fee and no registration is required. Coffee, tea and cake will be served.
CONTACT: Call (845) 802-0970, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit facebook.com/CFDDeathCafe for more information.
Halloween costume dance party in Red Hook on Oct. 28
WHAT: Monster Mash costume dance party WHEN: Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Red Hook Firehouse, 42 Firehouse Lane, Red Hook
DETAILS: Ghouls, goblins, witches and other creepy things won’t be going bump in the night, but they will be doing the limbo during Red Hook Public Library’s annual Monster Mash costume dance party at the firehouse. It will be an evening of music, dancing, a spider egg toss, make madlib monsters, relay races between spider and fly, and plenty of other activities. All ages are welcome. The program is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Call the library at (845) 758-3241 or visit redhooklibrary.org for more information.