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‘The Amer­i­can Sol­dier’ in Red Hook on Nov. 11, 12, 13

WHAT: One-man show, “The Amer­i­can Sol­dier” WHEN: Nov. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. WHERE: Arts at the Choco­late Fac­tory, Suite 2, 54 El­iz­a­beth St., Red Hook DE­TAILS: Frank Mar­quette of Theatre on the Road and Richard Rizzo of Rhinebeck Readers Theatre is proud to present Dou­glas Tau­rel’s in “The Amer­i­can Sol­dier.” Based on real sto­ries and fac­tual ac­counts from ac­tual sol­dier and fam­ily mem­ber let­ters writ­ten from the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion all the way through to cur­rent-day Afghanistan, the play hon­ors and pays trib­ute to vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies and ex­am­ines the in­ter­nal strug­gles that soldiers face when re­turn­ing home from com­bat. In a 55-minute tour de force, en­hanced by an in­ge­nious in­ter­play of sound and lights, Tau­rel en­ters into the per­sonas of 14 vet­er­ans and their fam­ily mem­bers, telling their story of courage and sac­ri­fice. Tick­ets are $20 each with a por­tion of the pro­ceeds go­ing to Vet­eran’s Com­mu­nity Clin­ics in Dutchess and Ul­ster coun­ties. CON­TACT: Ad­vance tick­ets can be pur­chased at the­atren­theroad.com and reser­va­tions can be made by call­ing (845) 475-7973.

Love it or Swap it event to ben­e­fit Sin­terk­laas

WHAT: Love it or Swap it event WHEN: Oct. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. WHERE: Rhinebeck United Methodist Church, 83 E. Mar­ket St., Rhinebeck DE­TAILS: The Love it or Swap it event is a ben­e­fit for Sin­terk­laas. Peo­ple should drop off their clothes on Oct. 22 be­tween noon and 2 p.m. or bring them with them on the day of the swap. There is a $25 en­trance fee. Swap your women’s cloth­ing, shoes and ac­ces­sories for a new wardrobe of gently used and in good con­di­tion items. At­ten­dees can buy a $10 raf­fle ticket for a new Marc Jabobs bag. There will be hol­i­day bar­gains and mer­chan­dise at the Sin­ter Store, which will sell gifts, jew­elry, scarves, cloth­ing (in­clud­ing Eileen Fisher pieces) and more from lo­cal busi­nesses and be­yond. There will also be gift cer­tifi­cates and gift bas­kets from Boit­son’s, Fid­dle­heads, Taste of Rhinebeck, Fiber Flame, Iconic Hair, Jazz at Lin­coln Cen­ter and oth­ers. In ad­di­tion, there will be com­pli­men­tary on-site fa­cial makeovers and tarot card read­ings. CON­TACT: Visit sin­ter­swap­store@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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