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Ul­ster County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety presents Trivia Night

WHAT: Trivia Night WHEN: Nov. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Be­vier House Mu­seum, 2682 Route 209, Mar­ble­town

DE­TAILS: The Ul­ster County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety presents Trivia Night, an evening of food, drink, friendly com­pe­ti­tion and prizes in which par­tic­i­pants test their knowl­edge of lo­cal his­tory. At­ten­dees will en­joy a light buf­fet, dessert and re­fresh­ments, in­clud­ing soft drinks and wine. Cliff Rock­mueller will serve as host. Ques­tions will range from his­toric events that took place in Ul­ster County and the greater Hud­son Val­ley. They will range from mu­sic, pop cul­ture and other head-scratch­ers. Win­ning teams will re­ceive prizes. Ad­mis­sion is $20 per per­son, $13 for his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety mem­bers. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the so­ci­ety’s cal­en­dar of cul­tural events, as well as its up­keep of archival items. Ad­vance reser­va­tions are strongly rec­om­mended. It is sug­gested that par­tic­i­pants come in teams of four.

CON­TACT: Send an email with the name and the num­ber in your party to UCHSdi­rec­tor@ gmail.com. Visit ul­ster­coun­tyhs.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

Jewish lit­er­a­ture fo­cus of lec­ture at Marist Col­lege

WHAT: Lec­ture, “Is There Such a Thing as Jewish Lit­er­a­ture?” WHEN: Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Nelly Go­letti The­atre in the Mur­ray Stu­dent Cen­ter on the cam­pus of Marist Col­lege, 3399 North Road, Pough­keep­sie

DE­TAILS: Adam B. Kirsch, di­rec­tor of Columbia Uni­ver­sity’s Master’s Pro­gram in Jewish Stud­ies, will speak on the ques­tion, “Is There Such a Thing as Jewish Lit­er­a­ture?” when he de­liv­ers the 40th An­nual William and Sadie Ef­fron Lec­ture in Jewish Stud­ies. Kirsch is a poet and lit­er­ary critic who di­rects Columbia Uni­ver­sity’s Master’s Pro­gram in Jewish Stud­ies. He has pub­lished sev­eral col­lec­tions of po­etry and books of crit­i­cism and bi­og­ra­phy, in­clud­ing “Rocket and Lightship: Es­says on Lit­er­a­ture and Ideas” and “Why Trilling Mat­ters.” He will be speak­ing about his most re­cent work, “The Peo­ple and the Books: 18 Clas­sics of Jewish Lit­er­a­ture.” The lec­ture is free and open to the pub­lic.

CON­TACT: Visit marist.edu for more in­for­ma­tion.

Na­tional Yid­dish The­atre per­forms in Wood­stock

WHAT: Na­tional Yid­dish The­atre per­for­mance WHEN: Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Wood­stock Jewish Con­gre­ga­tion, 1682 Glasco Turn­pike, Wood­stock

DE­TAILS: The Na­tional Yid­dish The­atre will present a spe­cial per­for­mance of “Mama’s Loshn Kugel.” The in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned, seven-mem­ber Folk­bi­ene Troupe, un­der the di­rec­tion of Matthew “Motl” Did­ner, de­lights au­di­ences with clas­sic Yid­dish mu­si­cal com­edy songs, au­di­ence in­ter­ac­tion and sketches. English trans­la­tion su­per­ti­tles are pro­jected be­hind them. “Mama’s Loshn Kugel,” a col­lec­tion of clas­sic Yid­dsish hu­mor and the­ater songs, is a great in­tro­duc­tion to Yid­dish the­atre. Re­fresh­ments will be served fol­low­ing the per­for­mance. For this per­for­mance, vol­un­tary do­na­tions will be ac­cepted at the door, with all pro­ceeds ben­e­fit­ting the con­gre­ga­tion’s Gen­eral Fund.

CON­TACT: Call the con­gre­ga­tion at (845) 679-2218, send an email to info@wjc­shul.org or visit wjc­shul.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

Li­brary hosts Mon­ster Mash Preschool Dance Party

WHAT: Mon­ster Mash Preschool Dance Party WHEN: Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Gar­diner Li­brary, 133 Farmer’s Turn­pike, Gar­diner

DE­TAILS: Chil­dren ages 2 to 5 are in­vited to come in their Hal­loween cos­tumes to show off their dance skills to some hip tunes at this party at the li­brary. Fam­i­lies are en­cour­aged to bring a treat to share. Jacqueline Fi­field will be fa­cil­i­tat­ing the party and teach­ing the chil­dren some dance moves. She be­gan per­form­ing at age 8 in a school mu­si­cal and con­tin­ued per­form­ing in both school and com­mu­nity pro­duc­tions. A do­na­tion of $5 is sug­gested.

CON­TACT: Call the li­brary at (845) 255-1255 or visit gar­diner­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

Town of Hyde Park His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meets Oct. 25

WHAT: Town of Hyde Park His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meet­ing WHEN: Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hyde Park United Methodist Fel­low­ship Hall, Route 9 and Church Street, Hyde Park

DE­TAILS: The fea­tured speak­ers at the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety’s meet­ing will be Pete

Be­drossian and Mike Peets. They will talk about the 150th New York, a Civil War reg­i­ment called the Dutchess County Reg­i­ment. The 150th was re­cruited in the sum­mer of 1862 and left Pough­keep­sie on Oct. 12, 1862. They came back home in June 1865, hav­ing trav­eled over most of the states east of the Mis­sis­sippi. They will talk about the ex­pe­ri­ence of be­ing a sol­dier in the 150th through their uni­forms and equip­ment. The pro­gram will be fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments and a busi­ness meet­ing. Ad­mis­sion is free, al­though do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated.

CON­TACT: Call (845) 8894521 for in­for­ma­tion on mem­ber­ship. Call (845) 2292559 for other in­for­ma­tion.

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