Books, readings and signings
Reading and Signing: 3 p.m. Nov. 26. Christine Reilly, “Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday.” The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St., Woodstock. (845) 6798000. Book Signing and Reading: 6 p.m. Nov. 26. Whispering Pines: The Band, Wodostock, and the 40th Anniversary of the Last Waltz. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Tinker St.,
Book Reading: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons. The reading will feature Dana Patton, Nichola Sheara, Jonathan Van Gieson. TheaterSounds. The Universalist Unitarian Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd., Kingston. Poetry Reading: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Inquiring Mind Bookstore, featuring two writers who will read original work. 66 Partition
St., Saugerties. (845) 2465775
Book Reading Signing: 6 p.m. Nov. 28. Crime + Music, Twenty Stories of Music Themed Noir with Alison Gaylin and musical guest Robert Burke Warren. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St., Woodstock. (845) 6798000. Bookworms: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1. Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway. Adult/ Seniors readint o preschool age children. Craft afterwards. When Kingston schools are on a 2 hour delay or cancelled due to inclement weather, program is cancelled. (845) 481-7332.
Reading: 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Award-winning poet Jane Hirschfield. Taylor Hall, room 203, Vassar College, Annandale-on-Hudson.
Gamer’s Lounge: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Attention, gamers: Gamers’ Lounge is here! Grab your laptop and join us for some Minecraft, or go low-tech and play Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering or another card or board game with us. For children 9 and up. No registration necessary. Limited public laptops available on a first-come-first-served basis. LEGO Club: 4:15 p.m. Fridays For children ages 5 and up. Ellenville Public Library and Museum, 40 Center St., Ellenville. (845) 647-5530.
Novice Guitar Jam: 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St., Port Ewen. (845) 3385580, esopuslibrary.org.
Pokemon Club: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave., Saugerties. (845) 246-4317.
LEGO Club: 4 p.m. Wednesdays Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. (845) 757-3771.
Concerts and music
Jazz Ensembles: 8 p.m. Nov. 28. Student Jazz Ensembles I, II, III. Julein Studely Theatre, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz. (845) 257-2700 Tickets: $8 general public, $6 Senior (62+) and New Paltz Faculty Staff. The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: 8 p.m. Nov. 26. doors open. Show & food drive benefitting Family of Woodstock. Show is at 9 p.m. Tickets $25 day of show. (845) 679-4406.
Lectures and workshops
Workshop: 10 a.m. Nov. 26. Beeswax Candle Making. Tradition used in the 19th century. To pre-register visit www.olana.org/eduction/ or call Olana’s Education Dept. at (518) 828-1872, ext. 105.; $40 family (up to 5 people), $15/member, $20/ non-member.
Workshop: 1 p.m. Nov. 26. Holiday wreath-making class. Hurley Heritage Society Museum, 52 Main St., Hurley. $20 per person, includes wreath and decorations. Call (845) 331-4852 for reservations
Cardio Camp: 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 26. With Renee. Zumba with Alicia 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cornell Street Studios, 168 Cornell St., Kingston (2nd floor). Composers’ Workshop & Forum: 8 p.m. Dec. 1. Nadia and Max Shepard Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz. $8 general admission, $6 senior (62+) & New Paltz faculty/staff, $3 students. (845) 2573880
Pack Walk: 11 a.m. Nov. 25. Black Friday Pack Walk, the healthy, family-friendly and furry alternative to shopping will be begin at the Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook. (845) 758-3241. Santa on the Walkway: 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 25. Santa will make a surprise visit on the Walkway Over the Hudson, 87 Haviland Road, Highland. (845) 454-9649; walkway. org. Field Trip: 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 26. JBNHS Kingston Point and River Road. To register for this outing firstname.lastname@example.org (845) 3391277. 6th Annual Tukey Trot: Nov. 26. 8 a.m., 2.4 mile fun run, ramble, trot, walk or wobble benefit Morton Memorial Library, Pine Hill. Open to all. Main race event starts at 10 a.m. Rain or shine. No dogs please. Meet at Parish Hall, Main St., Phoenicia. Phoeniciaturkeytrot.com.
Film: 7 p.m. Nov. 28. Israel Inside-how a small nation makes a big difference. Congregation Ahavath Israel, 100 Lucas Ave., Kingston.
DVD Release: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29. “Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal” release party. ArtBar, 674 Broadway, Kingston. (845) 338-2789
Documentary: 7:15 p.m. Nov. 29. “Inside Peace” award-winning documentary on transformation, comes to the Rosendale Theatre. 408 Main St., Rosendale. (845) 658-8989.$7, $5 members.
Film: 6 p.m. Nov. 30. The young Victoria: Join for the acclaimed film and some popcorn! The Young Victoria is a dramatization of the turbulent fist years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St., Port Ewen. (845) 338-5580
Film: 7:15 p.m. Nov. 30. A Festival of the First Woman Filmmaker, Alice GuyBlance. Three short, silent films. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. $7/$5 members.
Museum Shop Holiday Sale: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. Find some unique items for holiday gift-giving. Museum & Shop open at the Hurley Heritage Society, 42 Main St., Hurley. (845) 331-1661. hurleyheritagesociety.org. Black Friday Party: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Black Friday, Black Light party with Breakaway featuring Robin Baker. High Falls Café, High Falls. (845) 687-2699 Hurley Heritage Museum Shop sale: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25. 52 Main St., Hurley. Special discounts on select merchandise. Annual Craft, Art & Design Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27. Unison’s 26th Annual Craft, Ar & Deisng Fair. SUNY New Paltz, Student Union Building’s (SUB) stunning multi-purpose room. ½ mi. from Main St. (Route 299) on Route 32 South, make right at 1 Hawk Dr., New Paltz. Signs will be posted. Holiday on Main St.: 11 a.m. Nov. 26. Parade kicking things off and a tree lighting capping the events at 4:30 p.m. Main St., Margaretville. (845) 586-4177.
Sinterklaas Kingston: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26. Sinterklaas send off celebration. Day of open houses, musical performances, workshops, Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway with stars & puppets galor. Downtown Kingston
Celebration: 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 27. Celebrate Chancellor Livingston’s 270th Birthday with cake, a special tour and crafts for the kids. Tour $7 per adult, $6 per senior or student, and free for children 12 and under. To Reserve a space call (518) 537-4240. Holiday Plant and Decorating Sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30. as well as Dec. 1 in the main lobbies of the Northern Dutchess Hospital and Thompson House, 6526 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. Purchase poinsettias, kissing balls, wreaths and garland. Handmade holiday decorations and gifts.
Shopping Boutique: 6to 10 p.m. Dec. 1. 26 Vendors. Everything from jewelry to kitchen cookware, spices to skincare, cosmetics to kids clothes and everything in between. Complementary wine, cheese, coffee and cake so folks can schmooze while they shop. Congregation Emanuel, 243 Albany Ave., Kingston. Theater and performance Magic and Beyond: 11 a.m. Nov. 26. Illusionist David Garrity. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. 661 Rt. 308, Rhinebeck. $7 children, $9 for adults. (845) 876-3080 centerforperformingarts.org.
Theatre: 3 p.m. Nov. 27. Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic take on Brecht and Weill’s musical, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. (845) 658-8989 www.rosendaletheatre.org.