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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 con­tact@ao­sis­pages.com/ 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.

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