July 2003, Saturday
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Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys"
Location: Sullivan County Community College's Seelig Theatre
Thursday, July 24 - 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 - 8 p.m.

The story of the play is a familiar one, especially to the fans of the movie version that starred Walter Matthau and George Burns. An ex-vaudeville team, Al Lewis and Willie Clark, (a.k.a. Lewis and Clark) in spite of performing together for 43 years, hate each other. At the beginning of the play, it has been 11 years since they last played together and a major TV network wants them to re-enact their most famous routine. Persuading them to do so is not easy and their mutual crankiness produces both hilarious and heartwarming moments.

"The Sunshine Boys" will feature two veterans of the Sullivan County stage, Mike Gastwirth of Liberty as Al Lewis and Jack Leshner of Monticello as Willie Clark. Supporting players include Albie Beluli of Grahamsville as Willie's nephew Ben, Pamela Bright of Napanoch as the nurse and Janna Worden of Grahamsville as the TV nurse. Stage direction and set design are by Carol Montana of Grahamsville, DeLois "Cookie" House of Ellenville is stage manager, Ken Walter of Grahamsville is master carpenter and P.J. Yacino of Narrowsburg is lighting designer.

Tickets for all performances of the Summer 2003 series at the Seelig Theatre are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, students, and staff. Group rates are also available. For information or to purchase tickets, call (845) 434-5750, 4304 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or visit the SCCC website at www.sullivan.suny.edu.

Bethel Summer Farmers' Market
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Corner of Hurd and West Shore Roads in Bethel, NY
Fresh produce, exotic potatoes, locally-produced wine and cheese are among the vegetables and farm products that form the basis of the new Bethel Summer Farmers Market on Saturdays in July and August. It's located at the site of the "Original Woodstock Festival" and "Day in the Garden Concerts."

The market will be open on the seven Saturdays between July 5 and August 16. Admission and parking are free.

Farm booths will be located under a tent across the road from the festival monument area, with parking adjacent to the vending area. No pets are allowed.

Regional producers of vegetables, meat, dairy and value added agricultural products are welcome to participate. For information and an application, call market manager Ruby Gold at 845-295-2440.

Mixing annuals and perennials
Time: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Location: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers
While annuals and perennials are usually separated in most gardens, you can learn how to maximize a colorful display over a long season by mixing the two during "Plant Combinations: Using Annuals with Perennials," a workshop presented by the New York Botanical Garden on Saturday, July 26.

Participants will learn the best varieties to use, both common and unusual, and how to combine them successfully for great border effects. The workshop will include a tour of the annual and perennial beds at the park. It is suggested that participants bring a lunch.
The class will be taught by expert instructor Robert Zupperoli, who specializes in the use of annuals, perennials and woody ornamentals. Mr. Zupperoli has been involved in garden design and landscaping for over 20 years.

Fee for Botanical Garden members is $46 for members, $42 for non-members. Parking is free.

For more information or to register for classes, call the New York Botanical Garden at (800) 322-6924 or log on to www.nybg.org.

Sunset Poetry Reading
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Scenic Hudson¹s Poets¹ Walk Romantic Landscape Park, River Road, Town of Red Hook
The public is invited to enjoy poetry, a bonfire and stunning sunset views of the Catskill Mountains on Saturday, July 26.

The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Scenic Hudson and the journal Heliotrope, this poetry reading will feature acclaimed poets Celia Bland, Laurel Blossom, Barbara Elovic, Victoria Hallerman and Susan Sindall. The reading will take place at the Overlook Pavilion, among the rolling fields of Poets¹ Walk Romantic Landscape Park. Refreshments will be served.

Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers
Experience the carefree notes of spring, the lilting tones of summer, the drama of autumn and the stark landscape of winter all in one evening when Westchester's premier chamber orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, performs Antonio Vivaldi's musical masterpiece "The Four Seasons" on Saturday, July 26, 6 p.m

In addition to "The Four Seasons," Op. 8, 1-4, the evening's program will feature a performance of "Concerto Grosso" by Corelli; "Concerto for Two Violins in D minor" by Bach; and Vivaldi's Flute "Concerto Op.10, No.4." The concert will include solo performances by violinists Mela Tenenbaum and Mark Ptashne, and flutist Robert Bush.

Tickets for the Sunset Serenades are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18 accompanied by an adult. Group tickets are available by calling Philharmonia Virtuosi at (914) 693-5595.

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Memorial UMC, Bryant Avenue between North Street and Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains
What better way is there to spend a summer night than listening to jazz and poetry under the stars? Memorial United Methodist's Church's Mixed Bag group presents an Open Door Café entitled "Po-Jazz" on in the church's spacious outdoor courtyard.

The show will feature diverse selections of poetry and jazz to tickle the ear and challenge the mind. The suggested donation is $10. Refreshments are free.

Memorial United Methodist Church, a welcoming community, has a variety of regular cultural offerings.

Memorial UMC congregation strives to welcome and respect persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, physical or mental ability, gender, family status, sexual orientation, age, theology, and economic circumstance.

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