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Good Friday Morning,
Today brings you our weekly "Things To Do Edition" which is chock full of interesting events you'll not likely see posted or advertised elsewhere. Why not pass your copy along to your friends in the area and help News That Matters grow?
And as always, your help and support - or your physical action- is essential to not only keeping News That Matters going and growing but to make the change you're seeking here in Putnam County and the Hudson Valley. There's a lot of good going on but we can make it better.
So, I went to Greg Ball's State Senate campaign rally in Carmel last evening and saw a good number of you there. As you could guess I've written up a status report that's posted to the blogsite here which might be worth a read. Mainstream media reports say "more than 1000" or "1200" but from pictures taken at the event I can only count several hundred. From that report:
Note: Some of the events listed below come from MannaJo Greene's monthly activities calendar, from Sustainable Hudon Valley's Newsnotes and from the NYNJ Trail Conference's website.
10AM-3PM. Saturday and Sunday 1PM-4PM. 10 students received a First Place and Honorable Mention for each of the 5 Putnam County high schools including: Dan Galloway, Arianna Conti, Kura Kupetsky, Katie Steike, Zosia Kruk, Matt Hughes, Amanda Spinosa, Caitlyn Brehm, Ohnshil Kim and Vinicio Ginin. Three additional Over All awards went to work chosen as Overall Best in Show, awarded to Stephanie Becerra for King Speech, Second Place, awarded to Zosia Kruk’s watercolor (untitled) and a Third Place award to Anthony Alfonzetti’s relief print, Fish. The 75 works on exhibit from these talented emerging artists from the five Putnam County high schools remains on view through Friday 4/23 Tuesday-Friday, 10-3pm, Saturdays & Sundays 1-4pm. Admission and parking are free. Directions and information on this and all Putnam Arts Council programs and events can be found at www.putnamartscouncil.com or call 845.803.8622
7PM - Film showing at The School of Jellyfish, 183 Main Street, Beacon. Sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Progressive Alliance. Admission is free.
7 PM - Call starts at 7:45. Admission 1 non-perishable food item. At the Lake Carmel Community Center. Call (845) 306-5602 for more information.
7:30PM - An Original Musical Fairytale. Book, Music, & Lyrics by local playwrite Aaron Emke. Directed by Martin Posner, Music Director Pam DeHuff. Performances are April 16,17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm. Pawling High School Auditorium, off Reservoir Road, Pawling. Tickets will be available at the door. Prices are $10 for Adults, $5 for Seniors, Students, & Children. For more information check our website www.pawlingtheatre.org or call 845-855-1965
8am – Sat Apr 17 3pm. 199 Dennings Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508. Our first volunteer session of "Horticultural Therapy" is this Saturday at the Center for Environmental Innovation and Education at Denning's Point in Beacon. Join us for all or part of the day to wake the gardens from a long sleep.
With the NY/NJ Trail Conference. Contact Gary Haugland (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (845) 642-1590. They are continuing to build new trail, which includes trail clearing, side-hilling, and rock steps. No Previous Training Required! Please wear appropriate hiking attire and footgear, bring water and your lunch, and a pack. Tools are provided.
10:00 a.m. to Noon. Mount Beacon Park, Beacon, Dutchess County. Learn how you can help maintain Scenic Hudson's magnificent parks as a member of our Volunteer Parks Patrol. Training will cover basic trail work practices, monitoring and public interaction; with hike and light trail work. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org .
1pm - 2:30 p.m. Bring your child(ren) to the farm to meet some fluffy bunnies! Learn how to groom them and take a turn "plucking" the long, soft fur. Older children can try spinning and carding the fleece. Common Ground Farm, call (845)838-1822 or email email@example.com . Cost: $10 parent & 1 child, $12 parent & 2 children, $15 per families of 4 or more.
"I Could Write A Book" 1:30PM - At Mount Kisco Library's Coffee House Music Series. The free concert begins at 1:30pm Featuring Tom Kohl on piano, the legendary Bill Crow on bass, Joe Stelluti on horns and Ron Vincent on drums! I'm looking forward to seeing my old friends from Mt. Kisco and Bedford. Mount Kisco Public Library 100 Main Street, Mount Kisco NY, 10549 914 666 8041 www.mountkiscolibrary.com
5:30 PM - Starr Ridge Banquet and Conference Center 38 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster, NY
7:30 PM - Also known as the 3B Band. The Bereznak Brothers are originally from Lake Carmel. Feeling at loose ends.... Looking for something cool to do this Saturday night... something that breaks up the pattern of your normal weekend routine??? If you have $6, enjoy fresh coffee and pastries, and feel like hearing some great music from a variety of Hudson Valley Songwriters in a low key and relaxing atmosphere, you gotta come hang with us at the South Dover Methodist Church. We will be performing in a songwriters circle with Bill Buttner, Kathleen Pemble, Topher Thomas, and our host for the evening... Greg "Cowboy" Monacelli. It is guaranteed to be a great night of music. Show starts at 7:30pm and ends by 10:30pm. Bring a friend and your sweet tooth!!!! At the South Dover Methodist Church 6434 Route 55 Wingdale, NY. Admission: $6.
9:10am at large trailhead. Parking on Route 9D, 2 miles north of Cold Spring With the NY/NJ Trail Conference. Contact Leigh Draper, firstname.lastname@example.org or Geof Connor, email@example.com Erosion control work on this important north Highlands trail.
2PM - This is a wonderful venue with seating inside or out--just the place to enjoy yourself on a beautiful spring afternoon. Taste Budd's Chocolate and Coffee Cafe 40 West Market Street, Red Hook, NY 845-758-6500 www.tastebudds.com
Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.
On April 30th the Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs program will pot-up 3,000 bare-root seedlings of native plants and shrubs. Many hands make light work and we need your help! Join us for a day in the dirt on "the berm" at the NYSDEC Region 3 offices in New Paltz (21 S. Putt Corners Road). Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Jess Kindred at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (845) 256 3827. Event details may change due to weather and/or work load. Please call to confirm dates and times.
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