2017 Kingston Community Calendar being presented by Dec. 3
WHAT: Presentation of 2017 Kingston Community Calendar WHEN: Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. WHERE Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston
DETAILS: The 2017 Kingston Community Calendar will be officially presented at Arts Society of Kingston’s First Saturday art opening. Arts Society of Kingston produces the calendar in collaboration with Rondout Savings Bank. The 2017 edition of the calendar explores the theme “Kingston: Inside and Out.” It features photographs of the interiors, exteriors and gardens of 12 historic Kingston homes. Rondout Savings Bank branches will have calendars available for free distribution until they run out. Calendars will also be distributed by the calendar’s sponsors, business that purchase ad space in it and
by Arts Society of Kingston. Ulster County Tourism, 20 Broadway in Kingston, will also offer a limited supply of calendars.
CONTACT: Call Arts Society of Kingston at (845) 338-0333. The gallery will reprise this year’s calendar theme for the 2018 edition. People with a home they would like to suggest for inclusion in the 2018 edition can send an email to Richard Wixom, the calendar coordinator, at herrwixom@ gmail.com.
Relaunch of diary project focus of Rhinebeck event
WHAT: Kick-off event for Oasis Pages Diary for Teen Girls
WHEN: Dec. 8 from 6 to 8
WHERE: Fiber Flame, 18 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
DETAILS: Oasis Pages Diary for Teen Girls, created in 2014 to support teen girls in discovering their own voices, is being relaunched for the holiday season. The relaunch will be marked by a kick-off event, “Oasis Evening: Inspired Diary Writing for Women and Girls” led by Oasis Pages creator Grace Welker. The evening includes a talk on the magic of diary writing, some fun discussion and the opportunity for private writing. This event is for those who love writing, as well as those who have always wanted to keep a diary, but are unsure how to begin. Tickets are $10 per person. A $25 ticket includes an Oasis Pages Diary. Seating is limited. For every person who attends, a diary will be donated in support of a girl in need through a Hudson Valley social service agency.
CONTACT: Tickets can be reserved by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org/ They will also be available at the door. Visit oasispages.com for more information.
Ulster County Continuum of Care meeting on Dec. 6
WHAT: Ulster County Continuum of Care meeting
WHEN: Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: The Kirkland, 2 Main St., Kingston
DETAILS: The Ulster County Continuum of Care, a consortium of agencies responsible for developing strategies to reduce and end homelessness is Ulster County, is holding its annual meeting. The annual meeting will include a discussion on “Initiatives to Reduce Homelessness in Ulster County.” Consortium membership will also fill vacancies on its Board of Directors. Service providers and the public are invited to attend. Admission is free.
CONTACT: Call Kathy Germain at (845) 331-9860 or send an email to kgermain@ rupco.org for more information.
‘Service of Lessons and Carols’ at Vassar on Dec. 4
WHAT: “Service of Lessons and Carols” WHEN: Dec. 4, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the event starting at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Vassar Chapel on the campus of Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie
DETAILS: The college will present its annual “Service of Lessons and Carols,” a Christmas service of readings, choral anthems, and congregational carols that culminates in a candlelighting ceremony. The event will feature Advent and Christmas scriptural readings and an ensemble of 180 singers, including members of the Vassar College Choir, Vassar College Women’s Chorus, the Madrigal Singers, and the Cappella Festiva Treble and Chamber Choirs. It will also include the music of Ravenscroft, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Britten, Manz, Luboff, Gjeilo and a newly commissioned work by James Fitzwilliam, “O Lord, Holy Child.” The event is free and open to the public, with seating of a first-come, first-served basis. A free-will offering will also be taken to support the college’s annual philanthropic campaign, Community Works, which provides funding to several Hudson Valley non-profit organizations.
CONTACT: Visit vassar.edu for more information.
Holiday-themed Origami Foldfest at Kingston Library
WHAT: “Origami Foldfest — Making Holiday Ornaments”
WHEN: Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston
DETAILS: The library will host a special Origami Foldfest for children ages 5 and up, teens and adults in which participants will make holiday ornaments. Taught by Anita Barbour, the ornaments will include some of her original designs. Make a handmade origami model for yourself or as a gift for someone special. Spend the morning or stop by for a while. The program is free.
CONTACT: Call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507, ext. 7, for more information.