Gardiner Library hosts Repair Café on Oct. 23
WHAT: Repair Café WHEN: Oct. 23 from noon to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Community Room of Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner
DETAILS: Repair Café is a free event in which community members bring broken items, and, together with volunteer Repair Coaches, fix them. Broken items include small appliances, lamps, clothing, frames, chairs and more. There will be free coffee and tea (bring your own mug) and baked treats and fruit for sale. Currently, the café is looking for “Repair Coaches” to guide people in fixing all kinds of things. Repair coaches bring their own tools and supplies and offer repairs at no cost. For people who would like to volunteer, the commitment can be on a per-event basis.
CONTACT: Call (845) 2551255 or visit gardinerlibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page.
‘Friday Night Fright’ film screening in Kingston
WHAT: “Friday Night Fright” film screening WHEN: Oct. 28, with doors opening at 6:30 and films starting at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston
DETAILS: The Arts Society of Kingston For Film’s final movie showcase of the year promises a spooky, thrilling, fun time with a “Friday Night Fright” film screening. The film lineup includes “The Twelve-Foot-Tall Rabbits of Rokeby Farm,” “Boots,” a ghost story based on true events in Monroe; “Interrogation,” which was filmed on location in Kingston; “Cycle,” a laundry room horrorcomedy’ “They Will All Die In Space” and “Last Day on Earth.” Tickets are $10.
CONTACT: Call (845) 3380333 or visit askforarts.org for more information.
Region’s stone sites focus of program
WHAT: Adult program, “Mysterious Stone Sites of the Hudson Valley” WHEN: Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Community Room of Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston.
DETAILS: Linda Zimmerman will lead a program titled “Mysterious Stone Sites of the Hudson Valley.” There are mysteries in the woods of the Hudson Valley of New York and northern New Jersey. There are stone sites that are assumed to be the work of colonial farmers, but Zimmermann has found compelling evidence that disputes this misconception. She explores stone chambers, perched boulders, standing stones and massive walls that may just be unique historical treasures that must be studied and preserved. Zimmerman is the author of over 30 books, is a popular speaker, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio. She has received honors and awards for her books on American history, and has lectured at the Smithsonian, West Point and Gettysburg. In addition, she has appeared at major science fiction conventions for her two novels.
CONTACT: Call the Reference Desk at (845) 331-0988, send an email to email@example.com or visit kingstonlibrary.org for more information.
Fall/winter hours start Nov. 4 at Washington Headquarters site
WHAT: Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site fall/winter hours
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Nov. 4
WHERE: Washington Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty St., Newburgh
DETAILS: Extended hours at the site end Oct. 30. In addition to the Friday and Saturday hours, schools and other groups of one or more can visit Tuesdays through Saturdays by pre-arranged appointment. The site will also be open for special events. The site plans to resume expanded hours in mid-April.
CONTACT: Call (845) 5621195 for admission fees and more information.
Community Work and Play Day at Ashokan Center
WHAT: Community Work and Play Day WHEN: Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge
DETAILS: The Ashokan Center is looking for people to lend a hand at its campus in preparation for the winter months during its Community Work and Play Day. Participants will be winterizing gardens, painting and clearing trails, among other things. Participants should bring work gloves and tools, such as a shovel trowel, hoe, rake, etc. It won’t be all work, though. There will be food as well as singing and dancing with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The center is looking for people who are interested in volunteering on an ongoing basis to assist the administrative and maintenance teams.
CONTACT: Send an email to Peter Cook at volunteers@ ashokancenter.org to register. Call (845) 657-8333 or visit ashokancenter.org for more information.