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Friday 8/1/2003

Jazz lunch at Lasdon
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers
Listen to the sounds of cool jazz as you dine al fresco at Westchester's largest publicly owned arboretum during Lunch at Lasdon, to be held on Fridays, July 11, 18, and 25 and August 1.

From noon to 2 p.m. each week, you can listen to classic jazz favorites on the patio of the Lasdon gift shop. Visitors can bring their own lunch or reserve a delicious box lunch in advance. Refreshments will also be for sale throughout the concert. A limited number of tables are available on the patio, or visitors can bring a blanket for seating on the lawn and enjoy a spectacular view of the Muscoot Reservoir.

Admission and parking for Lunch at Lasdon are free, but donations are accepted to help fund the program. Fee for the box lunch is $8.50. A l...[more details]


Saturday 8/2/2003

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 Gol...[more details]


Monday 8/4/2003

Accident Prevention Course
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Newburgh Free Academy 201 Fullerton Ave, Newburgh
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District will host a six-hour Accident Prevention Course on Monday, August 4 and Wednesday August 6. The program, sponsored by the National Traffic Safety Institute, is designed to offer people tips on defensive driving and accident prevention techniques.

This program makes a person eligible for a 10% reduction on the liability portion, as well as the collision portion, of their car insurance premium each year for three years. It also removed up to four points from a person's license. A person must attend both night sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.

For registration and fee information, contact the Community Education Office at Newburgh Free Academy 563-5411. Pre-registration is necess...[more details]

Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: East Fishkill Community Library, Rt. 376, Hopewell Junction
Monthly meeting, every first Monday of the month.

Our mission is to encourage individuals and entities, both public and private, to work for the protection of the natural environment within the Fishkill Creek Watershed.

The watershed covers over 190 square miles from Millbrook to Beacon.
See a map at http://www.idsi.net/~robbi/wsmap

For more information, contact David J. Burns, Watershed Coordinator, Dutchess County Environmental Management Council, (845) 677-5253 x112,
dburns@co.dutchess.ny.us.



Tuesday 8/5/2003

Alpha
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The Church of the Resurrection in Hopewell Junction
What is the point of life? What happens when we die? What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today? How do we deal with guilt? If you would like to explore any of these questions then Alpha is for you. April 22nd through June 24th. Every Tuesday at 6:30. Call (845) 226-5727 for more information.



Wednesday 8/6/2003

Empire Farm Days bus trip
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County has organized a day trip to the 2003 Empire Farm Days on August 6, 2003. The bus will departing Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County 1 Ashley Avenue in Middletown, NY at 7:00AM and
leave the Expo at 5:00PM. Registration is $35.00 per person and is due by July 18, 2003.

The Empire Farm Days is a 3-day outdoor Agricultural Exposition held in the Finger Lakes community of Seneca Falls. It features over 600 exhibitors and 100 acres of agricultural displays. Additionally there are field demonstrations, livestock
handling demonstrations and speakers on various agriculture related topics.

If you would like to register or receive more information, please call CCE Dairy Resource...[more details]


Friday 8/8/2003

Golf outing
Location: Tarry Brae Golf Course in South Fallsburg
The Pine Bush, Middletown and Monticello Academies of Finance are sponsoring a golf tournament on August 8th. This fundraiser will benefit all three academies. There will be prizes, contests and plenty of fun.

Golf fees are $100.00 per golfer which includes greens fees, cart, bucket of balls for range, lunch, dinner, trophies and raffle.

Sponsors are needed and tee signs are available.

For more information call Maryjo at 744-0011, Sean at 343-6361 or Wendy at 794-8840. To learn more about the Academy of Finance log on to www.naf.org



Saturday 8/9/2003

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 Gol...[more details]


Tuesday 8/12/2003

Cottage Gardening at Lasdon
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers
Whether it's a terrace, rooftop or nook tucked into a corner of your backyard, cottage gardening can transform a space into an exuberant colorful and fragrant place, as participants can discover during a workshop "The Art of Cottage Gardening," presented by the New York Botanical Garden.

Taking its elegance and classic design from England, American cottage gardening is unique in its style, choice of plants and attitude. After viewing slides of local cottage gardens, from the formal to the purely simple, participants will study the design basics and techniques for achieving this charm. The possibilities for planting, to include small trees, shrubs, evergreens, annuals, perennials and wildflowers, will be explored.

Fee for Botanical Ga...[more details]

Alpha
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The Church of the Resurrection in Hopewell Junction
What is the point of life? What happens when we die? What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today? How do we deal with guilt? If you would like to explore any of these questions then Alpha is for you. April 22nd through June 24th. Every Tuesday at 6:30. Call (845) 226-5727 for more information.



Saturday 8/16/2003

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 Gol...[more details]


Tuesday 8/19/2003

Alpha
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The Church of the Resurrection in Hopewell Junction
What is the point of life? What happens when we die? What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today? How do we deal with guilt? If you would like to explore any of these questions then Alpha is for you. April 22nd through June 24th. Every Tuesday at 6:30. Call (845) 226-5727 for more information.


Fireflies at Farm
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, Route 9D in Wappingers Falls
Summer nights are luminous as our resident lightening bugs strut their stuff. Bring the kids to Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center on Saturday, July 19 at 7:00 pm to hear a story, make a craft and stroll around the farm enjoying nature's light show. Meet us at the grassy area in front of the barn.

Please pre-register by calling Stony Kill at (845) 831-8780 and press 5 for public programs.



Wednesday 8/20/2003

Arlington Education Foundation Golf Tournament
Time: 2:00pm
Location: The Links at Union Vale
Cost per golfer is $110 which includes 18 holes, cart, driving range, refreshments, and prizes. The format is a 4-person scramble. Shotgun start at 2 pm.

For more information please call (845) 486-4460.


SUNY Ulster adult orientation
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Ulster County Community College
Ulster County Community College will hold orientation sessions for adult students on Tuesday, July 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 20, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. In advance of the start of fall classes on August 25, students will learn about services available in financial aid, tutoring, childcare and other accommodations, as well as opportunities for career and transfer counseling. A tour of the campus will also be provided.

Now available is a new brochure that was designed to answer questions that adult students may have about returning to college. For a copy of Future By Design, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-724-0833.



Saturday 8/23/2003

"One World, One Heart" music fest
Location: Performing Arts Center in Bethel, NY
Vermont-based ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's has reached an agreement with the Gerry Foundation to hold its annual "One World, One Heart" music festival on August 23 and 24 at the future home of the Performing Arts Center in Bethel, NY. This is the site of the original "Woodstock Festival" in 1969 and "Day in the Garden Concerts" in 1998 and 1999.

A list of performers for the official celebration of the company's 25th birthday will be announced shortly.



Sunday 8/24/2003

"One World, One Heart" music fest
Location: Performing Arts Center in Bethel, NY
Vermont-based ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's has reached an agreement with the Gerry Foundation to hold its annual "One World, One Heart" music festival on August 23 and 24 at the future home of the Performing Arts Center in Bethel, NY. This is the site of the original "Woodstock Festival" in 1969 and "Day in the Garden Concerts" in 1998 and 1999.

A list of performers for the official celebration of the company's 25th birthday will be announced shortly.



Monday 8/25/2003

Golf Tournament to benefit The Interactive Museum
Time: 11:00am
Location: Orange County Golf Club, Middletown, N.Y.
The Interactive Museum is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Mary B. Diana golf tournament held on Monday, August 25. The day begins with registration/lunch at 11:00 AM , Shotgun/Putting Contest/Scramble at 12:30PM and dinner at 6PM.

Price of the outing is $125 per golfer. Single golfers are welcome to join in the fun and will be paired up. Non-golfers (dinner only), $45.

We are pleased to announce that the Commissioner of Orange County Parks Graham Skea is serving as Honorary Chairman of this event.

Join our regional volunteers and help to create a fun, educational, hands-on museum that will explore the Connections of Science, Mathematics, Arts and Technology. Monies raised will help open doors to discovery at The Interactive Mus...[more details]


Tuesday 8/26/2003

Butterfly mini-festival
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, Route 9D in Wappingers Falls
Do you know what it's like to be a caterpillar and change into a butterfly? Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center is holding a Butterfly mini-festival on Saturday, July 26. Learn about the butterfly life cycle and local species. Create butterfly crafts and walk through an enclosure of live butterflies. A fun and education experience for the whole family.

Fee: $3.00 for adults, and $2.00 for children three years and up. There is no need to pre-register, but for more information call (845) 831-8780.


Alpha
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The Church of the Resurrection in Hopewell Junction
What is the point of life? What happens when we die? What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today? How do we deal with guilt? If you would like to explore any of these questions then Alpha is for you. April 22nd through June 24th. Every Tuesday at 6:30. Call (845) 226-5727 for more information.


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