June 2003, Wednesday
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Author Amy Axelrod To Speak
Location: Stonehedge Restaurant in West Park (Time not provided for this event)
The Ulster County Library Association will host author Amy Axelrod at its annual dinner, to be held Wednesday, June 11, 2003.

Ms. Axelrod graduated from Brandeis University and went on to earn a Master's Degree from Columbia University. She fell in love with the courses in children's literature and decided that writing for kids was exactly what she wanted to do. Pigs Will Be Pigs, her first published book, was written after a money hunting adventure shared with her boys. In fact, all of the titles in the Pigs Will Be Pigs Math Series are based on Axelrod family escapades.

After speaking and showing slides, Ms. Axelrod will be available for autographs and to showcase her many books. Space is limited; reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, and early booking is recommended. Please call the Plattekill Public Library at 845-883-7286 or email at plattekill_lib@hotmail.com for more information.

Heritage Trail section opening
Time: 10:00am
Location: Airplane Park in Monroe
one-mile section of the Heritage Trail from Museum Village, Town of Blooming Grove, to Airplane Park in the Village of Monroe will be officially opened.

County Executive Edward Diana will officially open the Trail along with local government leaders and representatives of Orange Pathways.

The Heritage Trail is a combined initiative of Orange County, the towns and villages along the Trail and Orange Pathways and the Orange County Citizens Foundation. Pathways is the nonprofit organization that has raised thousands of dollars to assist with the local share needed to build the Trail.

The Trail extends from Hartley Road in the Town of Goshen to the Village of Monroe. Eventually it is expected to run from the City of Middletown to the Village of Harriman.

Senior outing at Glen Island Park
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Glen Island Park in New Rochelle
Senior citizens can enjoy a day of fun in the sun at one of Westchester County's most scenic parks during the Glen Island Outing for Seniors on Wednesday, June 11. Rain date for the event is Thursday, June 12.

The day's activities will include an Introduction to Yoga with instructor Letty Militana from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a performance by the Tapettes, under the direction of Roz Nissman. From noon to
1 p.m., everyone can enjoy their own picnic lunch or purchase refreshments at the concessions stand. From
1 p.m to 3 p.m., they can enjoy listening to and dancing to Big Band music.

Seniors can also enjoy a free game of miniature golf at the park's golf course overlooking Long Island.

Admission is free; parking is free with a Westchester County Senior Citizen Park Pass.

HVTC meeting
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00am
Location: New World Home Cooking on Route 212 in Saugerties
The next meeting of Hudson Valley Technology & Commerce will address the subject of "School to Work" and the opportunities for employers and businesses to provide meaningful mentoring activities for high school students. Entrepreneurs and both small and large businesses can provide learning opportunities, within their workplace, that can provide rewarding experiences for the mentor and the student. The meeting will be on Wednesday, June11th.

Mr. Rik Flynn, School to Work Coordinator for Ulster County BOCES, will be the guest speaker. He will include an overview of Ulster County's involvement in various "School to Work" activities and several types of programs in which work sites may provide both paid and unpaid work experiences sanctioned by the New York State's Departments of Education and Labor.

There will be opportunity for networking, questions and answers after the presentation and light snacks will be served. Admission is free for members of Hudson Valley Technology and Commerce; $5 for non-members. Admission is waived for those who become new HVT&C members ($25) at this meeting, or who bring a person who joins at this meeting. To make reservations for the meeting call 845-679-9868 before June 6th as seating is limited.

This meeting is sponsored by Hudson Valley Technology and Commerce, a non- profit organization dedicated to improving technology infrastructure and service in the Hudson Valley. Visit our website at: www.hvtc.org and get yourself connected!

SUNY Ulster Open House
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Vanderlyn Hall Student Lounge on the college's Stone Ridge campus
Ulster County Community College and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Education and Learning Trust will host an open house to introduce a new course sequence for teaching assistants and teacher aides offering 18 semester hours of undergraduate study. The courses are designed to address both new state certification requirements for teaching assistants (as of February 2, 2004) and federal legislation for paraprofessionals under Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
The sequence of courses will also provide the opportunity for students to work towards an associate's degree. Topics to be discussed at the informational meeting include course offerings, scheduling, registration, financial aid options and placement testing.
For more information contact the SUNY Ulster Admissions Office at (800) 724-0833 or admissions@sunyulster.edu.

"Human shield" to speak
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Saint Francis Xavier Parish House, Narrowsburg, NY
ullivan Peace and Justice will co-sponsor a public presentation by one of the main organizers of "Human Shields Iraq" on Wednesday, June 11.

Benjamin Joffe-Walt is one of the few U.S. citizens that participated in the "Human Shields" action. He will give a photo-based presentation about the Iraqis he met and his experiences in Iraq. Joffe-Walt was the first from the group to attempt to re-enter the U.S, and is also one of only two openly Jewish members of the Human Shields group.

Human Shields is an international anti-war group of people from around the world.

The public is invited. There is a suggested donation of $3.00

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