Saturday, Dec. 8
Pancake Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. Ponckhockie Congregational Church, 93 Abruyn Ave., Kingston (off Delaware Avenue). Proceeds benefit the church. Pancake Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. Modena Ladies Auxiliary, 1953 U.S. Route 44/state Route 55, Modena. $8 per person, seniors $7, children under 5 free. (845) 883-0465 Thrift Store: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Church of the Comforter, Wynkoop Place (off Foxhall Avenue), Kingston. Holiday Craft and Vendor Sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reformed Church of Port Ewen, 160 Salem St., Port Ewen. Holiday Open House: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roosevelt Library and Home, FDR National Historic Site and at the Roosevelt Library, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. (845) 4867770. Both will be decorated for the holidays. Admission is free to the home and library throughout the day. Val-Kill, 54 Valkill Park Road, Hyde Park. (845) 229-9422 will be open to free visitors from 1 to 7 p.m. Cookie Walk: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. $9 per pound. Craft items for sale, gift items, handmade knitwear, as well as items in the gently used boutique. Atonement Lutheran Church, 100 Market St., Saugerties. A continental breakfast will be available. Cookie Walk and Craft Sale: 9 a.m. until all the cookies are sold. Delicious home-baked cookies, homemade soup to go $6 per quart, unique craft vendors. Holy Cross/ Santa Cruz Parish Hall, 30 Pine Grove Ave., Kingston (across from YMCA parking lot). (845) 3316796. Gentle Yoga: 9 a.m. Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan. (845) 657-2482. Fee $6 drop-in or $48 for a 12-week session. Holy Cross Thrift Shop: 9 a.m. Holy Cross Church, 30 Pine Grove Ave., Kingston. To 12 p.m. (845) 331-6796. Fairly New Thrift Shop: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 58 Pearl St., Kingston. (845) 481-4171. Teen Geek Squad: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Available to answer tech questions at the Red Hook Public Library, 7444 South Broadway, Red Hook. (845) 758-3241, redhooklibrary.org. Hudson Valley Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fresh and local. Every Saturday yearround. Creig Farm, Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. Community Qigong: 10 a.m., Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, (845) 876-4030, starrlibrary.org. Ulster County Genealogical Society: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley. Winter Crafts: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pine cone bird feeders. Mountain Top Arboretum Education Center, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. (518) 589-3903. Cookie Caper: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gift fair and café. James United Methodist Church, Fair and Pearl streets, Kingston. Cookies are $9 per pound. Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoppers can find gifts, snag bargains, and stock up on winter reading. Starr Library, 687 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. (845) 876-4030. Annual Holiday Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, handmade local gifts, hot lunch, baked goods, raffles, live music, children’s crafts. Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan. (845) 657-2482, olivefreelibary.org Holiday Boutique: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Miss Annie our storyteller will be reading holiday stories for children. Wonderful lightly used books for the whole family, beautiful children’s books, holiday decorations and ornaments, small gift items, handmade sweaters, hats, etc. Raffles. Rosendale Public Library, 264 Main St., Rosendale. (845) 658-9013. Super Saturday Story Adventures: 11 a.m. Woodstock Library District, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock. Reading fun for the whole family with special guest storytellers. Check the website for weekly story events. www.woodstock.org. Yoga: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. MaMA, Marbletown Multi-Arts, 3588 Main St., Stone Ridge. Happy Paws Thrift Store: 11 a.m. 282 Main St., Saugerties. To 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Ulster County SPCA. “Murder Box”: 11 a.m. By Kids on Stage. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-3080. All seats $7. Holiday Day Event: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us in making a gigantic wreath for the community to be displayed in the center of Rhinecliff, then Santa will be at the Morton Memorial Library. Caroling will follow. 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff. (845) 876-2903, morton.rhinecliff. lib.ny.us. Movie: 11 a.m. “Annie (1982, PG).” Admission is free. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. (845) 658-8989, www.rosednaletheatre.org. Thrift Store: Noon to 4 p.m. Margaretville Hospital Auxilary Thrift Shop, 850 Main St., Margaretville. Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group: Noon. A peer-led support group from Breast Cancer Options. Featuring chair massage and educational talks. Christ the King Church, 2 Eugene L. Brown Drive, New Paltz. (845) 339-HOPE or hopene[email protected]hoo.com. Visit breastcanceroption.org for more information on services and programs. Train Rides: 12 to 3 p.m. Silver Sleigh Flyer Rolls every Saturda and Sunday through Dec. 2, taking passengers on a magical scenic winter wonderland train ride. Tickets can be purchased online at www.durr. org and reservations are required for all train rides. Tickets can be reserved at (845) 586-3877, stationmas[email protected] Stories and crafts: 12:30 p.m. Ages 4-7. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave., Saugerties. (845) 246-4317. Dance: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center presents “Into the Light” holiday spectacula,r featuring The Vanaver Caravan and Arm of the Sea Theatre. Kaatsbaan, 120 Broadway, Tivoli. (845) 757-5106, ext. 112, www.kaatsbaan.org. Athens Victorian Stroll: 1 to 4:30. Free activities for the entire family. Please pick up a final schedule and map at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St., Athens. (518) 9452136. “The Nutcracker”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Performed by the New Paltz Ballet. Tickets $32 adults, $29 students and seniors, $27 members. Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. (845) 473-5288, bardavon.org. Art Salon: 4 to 6 p.m. Opening. Unison Gallery, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz. www.unisonarts. org. Art Exhibit: 4 to 6 p.m. Reception: Carole Kunstadt solo show at 2 p.m. Artist Q & A, The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, (WAAM), 28 Tinker St., Woodstock. (845) 679-2940. Theatre Production: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Family-friendly “Christmas Carol” Preceded by tree-lighting and Victorian caroling at 4:30 p.m. Free and open to all. Church hall above Murray’s Restaurant, 73 Broadway, Tivoli. (845) 758-1920. Live Nativity: 5 to 8 p.m. Grace Community Evangelical Free Church, 160 Seremma Court, Lake Katrine. The event will feature a Nativity scene with live animals, character and narration. A Victorian choir with members dressed in period garb, a children’s choir of angels, a prayer table and refreshments. Annual Holiday Tree Lighting: 5:30 to 7 p.m. High FallsMarbletown Tree lighting ceremony corner of Route 213 and Second Street, High Falls. Free admission. http://highfallscivic.org/ Event: 5:30 p.m. “Miracle on Main Street.” Tree lighting will take place at the Ice Station. Santa will then head to Parish Hall, where snacks, cupcake decorating and crafts along with face painting will take place. The Phoenicia Fire District, 98 Main St., Phoenicia. (845) 688-5698. Holiday Gala: 6 to 9 p.m. Artists come for free, and the gallery is collecting a door donation of $10 for the community to help support the gallery as a whole. Roost Gallery, 69 Main St., New Paltz. (845) 419-2208. Menorah Lighting: 6:30 p.m. Come light the Menorah with the Rhinebeck community, sing songs, enjoy latkes and donuts. Rhinebeck Bank parking lot, in Rhinebeck: Concert: 7 p.m. “The Road to Bethlehem”. A Musical Setting of the Christmas Story. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Adult tickets $18 prepaid and nonrefundable, $22 at the door. Children 18 and under half-price. Concert: 7:30 p.m. The Catskill Glee Club will present its 91st Winter Concert at the First Reformed Church, Main St., Catskill. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Catskil[email protected] “The Nutcracker”: 7:30 p.m. A Catskill Ballet Theatre productiona the Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston. To purchase tickets, call UPAC at (845) 339-6088 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Theater Series: 8 p.m. “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” by Paul Rudnick as part of the Praxis Series at SUNY New Paltz, Parker Theatre, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz. (845) 257-2700.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Pickleball: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kingston YMCA. Instruction provided, new players welcome. Free to Y members. $10 non-member day pass. Call (845) 338-3810 for more information. D&H Canal Sunday Market: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Through November, Grady Park, Route 213, High Falls. Mower’s Flea Market: 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Maple Lane, Woodstock. (845) 679-6744; mowerssaturdayfleamarket.com. Holiday Tour of Homes: 12 to 4 p.m. Benefits the Saugerties Historical Society, 119 Main St., Saugerties. Tickets at $25. Available at the Town & Country Liquors and PC Smith & Co. [email protected] hvbc.rr.com. The tour starts at the Kiersted House, where participants will receive a booklet with a map to the six homes on the tour.