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Comic Wright comes to UPAC for Jan. 14 show

WHAT: Co­me­dian Steven Wright per­forms WHEN: Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. WHERE: Ul­ster Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 601 Broad­way, Kingston

DE­TAILS: Co­me­dian Steven Wright re­turns to the Ul­ster Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, where he per­formed in 2000. Wright got his big break when he was booked for his first “Tonight Show” ap­pear­ance in 1982. In 2013, Wright re­ceived The Johnny Car­son Com­edy Le­gend Award. He was nom­i­nated for an Emmy Award as a pro­ducer on the 2014 sea­son of the hit FX se­ries Louie. In ad­di­tion, he won an Academy Award in the cat­e­gory for short best film for “The Ap­point­ments of Den­nis Jen­nings,” which he starred in and co-wrote. Wright is a reg­u­lar guest with Co­nan O’Brien, Jimmy Kim­mel and Seth Mey­ers and con­tin­ues touring the U.S., Canada and over­seas. Tick­ets range from $31 to

$55 and will go on sale Nov. 22 at 11 a.m., with pre­ferred seat­ing held for Bar­davon mem­bers.

CON­TACT: Pur­chase tick­ets at the UPAC box of­fice or call (845) 339-6088. They can also be pur­chased at the Bar­davon box of­fice, 35 Mar­ket St., Pough­keep­sie, or by call­ing (845) 473-2072. In ad­di­tion, they are avail­able at tick­et­mas­ter.com or by call­ing (800) 745-3000. Bar­davon mem­ber ben­e­fits are not avail­able through Tick­et­mas­ter.

Young­sters sought for com­mu­nity beau­ti­fi­ca­tion project

WHAT: Com­mu­nity beau­ti­fi­ca­tion project

WHEN: Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to noon, with reg­is­tra­tion dead­line Dec. 2

WHERE: Am­trak sta­tion, 69 S. Front St., Hud­son

DE­TAILS: The Hud­son Har­vesters, a lo­cal 4-H Club, will host a day of win­ter flower box dec­o­ra­tion. Young­sters and fam­i­lies will also have the op­por­tu­nity to learn about what The Hud­son Har­vesters mem­bers do and to join the club. The event will mark the launch of the Hud­son Har­vesters’ new 10-ses­sion gar­den pro­gram. The pro­gram will lead cu­ri­ous and cre­ative chil­dren ages five to 18 to de­velop hor­ti­cul­tural skills, build en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness, cul­ti­vate re­spon­si­bil­ity and help them de­velop healthy life­style choices by learn­ing to grow and har­vest fresh food.

CON­TACT: To reg­is­ter, call Emily War­ring­ton at (518) 828-3346, ext. 100, send an email to ew387@cor­nell. edu or visit reg.cce.cor­nell. edu/Flower­box_210by Dec. 2. Call Andrew Ran­dazzo at (518) 828-3346, ext. 206, or send an email to adr73@ cor­nell.edu for more in­for­ma­tion.

Town of Hyde Park His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meets Nov. 29

WHAT: Town of Hyde Park His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meet­ing WHEN: Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Hyde Park United Methodist Church Fel­low­ship Hall, 1 Church St., Hyde


DE­TAILS: The so­ci­ety’s meet­ing will fea­ture speaker Frank Almquist of Kingston. He will give a pre­sen­ta­tion ti­tled “Build­ing the Ashokan Reser­voir in Ul­ster County and the Towns that were Dis­placed.” This early 1900s reser­voir is one of sev­eral reser­voirs cre­ated to pro­vide the New York City with wa­ter. It is also the city’s deep­est reser­voir. Any­one in­ter­ested in lo­cal his­tory is in­vited to at­tend.

CON­TACT: Call Ju­lia Ah­lquist at (845) 889-4521 for mem­ber­ship in­for­ma­tion. Call Pres­i­dent Patsy N. Costello at (845) 229-2559 or visit TownofHy­deParkNYHis­tor­i­calSo­ci­ety.org for other in­for­ma­tion.

Per­for­mances of ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 9, 10, 11 in Kingston

WHAT: Catskill Ballet The­atre’s pro­duc­tion of “The Nutcracker” WHEN: Dec. 9 and 10 at 7:30 and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Ul­ster Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 601 Broad­way,


DE­TAILS: The the­atre presents its 34th an­nual pro­duc­tion of “The Nutcracker.” This hol­i­day ballet fol­lows the en­chanted ad­ven­tures of young Clara from a lav­ish hol­i­day party, to a bat­tle with an evil King Mouse, and then to the mag­nif­i­cent Land of Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cav­a­lier, and is en­ter­tained with de­light­ful dances from around the world. Tick­ets are $30 for adults, $25 for stu­dents and se­niors.

CON­TACT: Tick­ets are avail­able at the UPAC box of­fice or by call­ing (845) 339-6088. They are also avail­able through Tick­et­mas­ter at tick­et­mas­ter.com or by call­ing (845) 4543388.

TheaterSounds presents read­ing on Npv. 26

WHAT: TheaterSounds read­ing WHEN: Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Uni­ver­sal­ist Uni­tar­ian Con­gre­ga­tion of the

Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston

DE­TAILS: TheaterSounds will present a read­ing of Thomas Gib­bons’ “Un­canny Val­ley,” a dra­ma­tized ex­plo­ration of ro­bot­ics and the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the cre­ator and cre­ation. Draw­ing on cur­rent re­search in ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and ro­bot­ics, “Un­canny Val­ley” charts the de­vel­op­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween a neu­ro­sci­en­tist and the non­bi­o­log­i­cal hu­man she helped cre­ate. The play ex­plores the painful di­vide be­tween cre­ator and cre­ation, the in­her­ent un­pre­dictabil­ity of con­scious­ness and how we are re­defin­ing what it means to be hu­man in the 21st cen­tury. Dana Pat­ton, Ni­cola Sheara and Jonathan Van Gieson com­prise the cast. Ad­mis­sion is by do­na­tion. Those plan­ning to at­tend should note that the de­tour re­sult­ing from the Sawkill Road bridge project is no longer in ef­fect.

CON­TACT: Send an email to web­site@theatersounds.com or visit theatersounds. com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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