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Good Friday Morning,
Yikes! Do you see what's going on out there?!? It's pure insanity! Ball is off the hook (yeah, but see this column on Monday morning for another take on that story), McCain believes he can win with divine intervention, Lalor won't thank Hall for all the work he's done for veterans, Bondi vetoes 4 items from the budget and raises county taxes higher than the Leg did, there's no ice in the arctic, gasoline is under $3 a gallon, unemployment is up, the stock market is down... You need a diversion. You need something refreshing and new and informational and educational. You need to get out this weekend and here in NtM's weekly, Things to Do Edition we're going to help you do just that.
If you're up for a hike there's the trusty Open Space Guide at PlanPutnam. The Collaborative Concepts Outdoor Show is still ongoing at the Saunders' Farm in Philipstown (this is the last weekend, by the way) and there's a plethora of other things do to, listed here.
Turn off the TV. Close your web browser. Get out of your house!
Spoon River Anthology
The Blue Horse Repertory Company presents a staged reading of Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. This is a modern political update of a timeless classic with lively traditional American music performed by Peekskill Hollow's famous Kitchen Table Band. The show starts at 8PM at the Cultural Center on Lake Carmel (The old firehouse on route 52) and singing is optional... but you'll want to! Write for reservations.
Murder in Green Meadows
Two suburban couples become caught up in a web of deception, murder and mind games in The Brewster Theater Company’s production of Murder in Green Meadows on October 24th and 25th at 8 p.m. at The Melrose School, 120 Federal Road, Brewster, NY.
Beneath its serene exterior there is trouble brewing in the picture perfect sub-division of Green Meadows. Newcomers Thomas and Joan Devereauxs’ quickly forged friendship with neighbors Jeff and Carolyn Symons becomes threatened when disturbing events from the Devereauxs’ past begins to surface.
Jazz Me Blue
Michelle LeBlanc returns with her Jazz Quintet for an evening of jazz and blues standards to the Cultural Center on Lake Carmel at 8PM tonight. Bring your dancing shoes! Write for reservations, odds are you'll need them!
Autumn Nature Walk
A guided nature walk at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties. Meet 8:00 a.m. in the Saugerties Village Beach parking lot on US Rte. 9W (at the bottom of Partition Street), just north of the Esopus Creek bridge in the Village of Saugerties. We will carpool to the preserve. Bring binoculars if you have them, & be prepared for potentially wet/muddy trails & cool autumn weather conditions. Light rain often makes for excellent nature observation, but heavy rain will cancel the walk. Children are welcome & encouraged, but please do not bring pets. www.esopuscreekconservancy.org
Pumpkins On Parade
At Foundry Dock Park, Cold Spring (Putnam County) from 2:00- 4:00 pm Prior to Cold Spring's Halloween Parade, join us and carve your own pumpkin. Well provide the pumpkins and tools, as long as refreshments Contact: Anthony Coneski 845 473 4440 ex 273 www.scenichudson.org/events
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