Screening of ‘The Singing Revolution’ in Old Chatham
WHAT: Screening of the film “The Singing Revolution”
WHEN: Dec. 3, with a potluck at 6 p.m. and the screening at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 county Route 13, Old Chatham
DETAILS: The film “The Singing Revolution” shares how, between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered publicly to sing forbidden patriotic songs and share protest speeches, risking their lives to proclaim their desire for independence. While violence and bloodshed was the unfortunate end result in other occupied nations of the USSR, the revolutionary songs of the Estonians anchored their struggle for freedom, which was ultimately accomplished without the loss of a single life. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.
CONTACT: Call (518) 766-2992 or visit oldchathamquakers.org for more information.
Christmas Bazaar at Elizaville church on Dec. 3
WHAT: Christmas Bazaar WHEN: Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (snow date Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
WHERE: Elizaville United Methodist Church Hall, routes 2 and 19, Elizaville
DETAILS: The bazaar will feature a large variety of decorations, gifts, crafts, wrapping paper, curios and baked goods. Lunch will also be available, with soups, sandwiches and other items.
CONTACT: Call (845) 7562503 or, on the day of the bazaar, the church hall at (845) 756-5602 for more information.
Jazz at Senate Garage on Nov. 17
WHAT: Jazz at Senate Garage
WHEN: Nov. 17 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Jazzstock presents Jazz at the Senate Garage. Music will be provided by the following members of the Valley Jazz Collective: Teri Roiger on vocals, John Menegon on bass, Pete Levin on piano, Tony Jefferson on drums, Eric Pierson on sax and Chris Pasin on trumpet. The event is a “soft opening” party and concert to celebrate Jazzstock’s new series of jazz concerts presenting world-class Jazz musicians at the garage. Tickets are $10. Seating is limited. There will be wine, beer and soft drinks, as well as light fare, available for purchase. Municipal parking is available at the beginning of North Front Street next to Redwood Restaurant, and also around the corner from Senate Garage just off Schwenk Drive.
CONTACT: Visit jazzstock. com or senategarage.com for more information.
Hudson Valley Humanists meeting on Nov. 20
WHAT: Hudson Valley Humanists meeting WHEN: Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz
DETAILS: The group’s monthly meeting will feature a talk titled “International Development Assistance in Public Health.” Bill Goldman will give an overview of the assistance for international development, family planning, fertility, and infant and child health by the United States Agency for International Development. Goldman, a retired foreign service officer for the agency, will talk about successful programs in those areas. That will be followed by a short history of international assistance for the control of HIV/AIDS. In addition, Goldman will share his views on the future of the agency and development assistance in general. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
CONTACT: Send an email to email@example.com for more information.
Circle of Friends for the Dying Death Café on Nov. 16
WHAT: Circle of Friends for the Dying Death Café WHEN: Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St. (Route 209), Stone Ridge
DETAILS: This month’s presentation will feature a question-and-answer formant with Sara McGinty on advance directives and the legal aspects of dying. The evening will begin with music for mingling and registration by Roses and Rust at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and is followed by the Death Café conversation. Registration is not required, and admission is free. Circle of Friends for the Dying is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in Ulster County chartered to bring compassionate, competent care to the dying and their families in a home filled with a circle of community support.
CONTACT: Visit Circle of Friends for the Dying and CFD Death Café on Facebook, send an email to Laurie Schwartz at laurie@ securelanding.com, or write to P.O. Box 4334, Kingston, N.Y. 12402 for more information.