Calendar of events

Saturday, January 25

Chat with Jen

3:00 PM
Stop by Hoot Owl Restaurant on Saturday, January 25, from 3 pm to 5 pm, for a chance to meet with Senator Jen Metzger.

Chinese New Year Celebration

5:00 PM
The Gardiner Library will host a Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday January 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. Bring in the Chinese New Year 2020… The Year of the Rat at this family program for all ages. Pre-register at the library or by calling 255-1255 by January 22. Attendees can enjoy a reading of Cat and Rat the Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young followed by fun activities to celebrate the season. Make a Dragon streamer puppet, create your own Tangrams and create a Lai See (red gift envelope & greeting). Holiday refreshments and snacks will be served.

Gardiner Library Anime Club

6:00 PM
The Gardiner Library will host another installment of Anime Club on Saturday January 25 at 6:00 PM.

Art auction and wine tasting

6:30 PM
John S. Burke Catholic High School will host an art auction and wine tasting event to benefit the school’s Science Lab Campaign. Burke Catholic has partnered with the Goshen Art League to feature the work of many local artists as part of the auction.

The Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents RUMORS by Neil Simon

8:00 PM
Rhinebeck Theatre Society presents Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy Rumors. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ken and Chris Gorman arrive at the upscale home of the deputy mayor of New York for their hosts’ tenth anniversary party, only to hear a gun shot. As they attempt to sort out what has happened and three more couples arrive, a collective task to elude, divert, and distract becomes the name of the game. Here is Neil Simon at his funniest; Time Magazine called it, "An old-fashioned door slamming, crockery-smashing farce."

Sunday, January 26

Pancake Breakfast

8:00 AM
St. Mary’s will host a Pancake Breakfast on January 26, from 8 – 11:30 am in the Parish Hall. Menu: Plain & Blueberry Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Coffee, Tea and Juice Tickets: Adults $9, Senior Citizens $8, Children $5 (8 and under are free)

Bliss Body Yoga with Linda: Gentle, Therapeutic Yoga for Every Body Sunday Mornings

9:00 AM
Every Sunday! Therapeutic Gentle Yoga for Your Body & Soul. No experience needed. Feel better in your body. Perfect for everyone who wants to feel good. Visit www.blissbodyoga.com for more information.

Winter Bird Feeder Watch

10:00 AM
Learn about a winter-long program that you can do from your window at home! Join Christy Belardo, Mohonk Preserve Education Coordinator, and learn about the birds that love to visit your house feeders. Learn how to identify birds, record your observations, and submit online! Binoculars will be provided, or you may bring your own. You can become a Citizen Scientist by taking the observations you make at your feeders and submit them online to a National Database called Project FeederWatch. At the end of the program, take home a bird seed pinecone to begin welcoming birds to your window! Children ages 6 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. This is a free program.

Winter BBQ

12:00 PM
American Legion Post 158 will hold their annual Winter BBQ at the Walden VFW on Sunday January 26, 12 noon until 3 p.m. This event is free to all veterans and active duty military with a cost of $5 to all others.

Fly Tying Classes Offered

1:00 PM
Learn to create your own flies for fishing! Great to bring your young fisherman/fisherwoman to learn something different! 4-H and All Scouts are welcomed.

Waterfall Snowshoe Outing at Minnewaska

1:00 PM
Join us for a two-and-a-half-mile snowshoe hike to Awosting Falls. Starting from the Peter’s Kill Area, participants will hike briefly on the Awosting Falls Connector Footpath and then journey up the scenic Awosting Falls Carriage Road, which has a gentle incline as it approaches Awosting Falls. If weather conditions are cold enough, a frozen volcano-like structure forms at the base of the waterfall. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants to borrow for this program from the education department, located at the Peter’s Kill Area. Otherwise, snowshoes may be rented for $5 per person. Early arrival is suggested if you would like to borrow snowshoes. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet in the Peter’s Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

A creative cure for cabin fever!

2:00 PM
Get creative with hand-rolled beeswax and make your own taper, votive, or sushi candles. b

Author Holly George-Warren

2:00 PM
he Gardiner Library will host a book reading by author Holly George-Warren on Sunday January 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Enjoy listening to the author while she reads from her latest book Janis: Her Life and Music a biography of Janis Joplin and long-listed for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence. NPR.org calls it, “The definitive portrait of one of pop culture’s most misunderstood martyrs… In dwelling so sympathetically on her tangle of talents, contradictions, and mythology, Janis brings one of rock’s most enduring legends down to earth while holding her justly up to the light.”

National theatre presents "Present Laughter"

2:00 PM
Noel Coward's comedy is a surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Monday, January 27

Figurative Landscape ~ paintings, drawings, sculptures by Heidi Lanino

9:00 AM
A solo show visually demonstrating the diverse talents of artist Heidi Lanino will open the 2020 exhibit schedule in the Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer. Figurative Landscape ~ paintings, drawings, sculptures by Heidi Lanino will be on display through March 6.

North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit.

9:00 AM
The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the works is superb and offers a wonderful educational opportunity as well as an enjoyable experience to visitors from the college and general public alike. The show is on view January 13 through March 13, 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm on Friday, plus Sunday, February 9 from 1 to 4:30pm and Friday, February 28 until 9pm.

Tuesday, January 28

Figurative Landscape ~ paintings, drawings, sculptures by Heidi Lanino

9:00 AM
A solo show visually demonstrating the diverse talents of artist Heidi Lanino will open the 2020 exhibit schedule in the Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer. Figurative Landscape ~ paintings, drawings, sculptures by Heidi Lanino will be on display through March 6.

North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit.

9:00 AM
The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the works is superb and offers a wonderful educational opportunity as well as an enjoyable experience to visitors from the college and general public alike. The show is on view January 13 through March 13, 9am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 6pm on Friday, plus Sunday, February 9 from 1 to 4:30pm and Friday, February 28 until 9pm.

Tuesday Trek: Old Powerhouse and Peter’s Kill Loop Snowshoe Outing at Minnewaska

10:00 AM
Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an adventurous outing along the edge of the Peter’s Kill stream. Our first destination is the site of the old powerhouse for the former hotels once located at Lake Minnewaska. Some may find this off-trail walk challenging as it includes a stream crossing, bushwhacking and a steep, rocky section. We’ll return to join the Red Loop Footpath, which continues along the edges of the Peter’s Kill stream. If conditions are safe, we’ll continue to the Bullwheel and High Peter’s Kill Footpaths to reach Compass Rock, which offers a vast scenic view. The total distance for this outing is approximately two-and-a-half miles. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow from the education department for this outing. Otherwise, snowshoes may be rented from the Park Preserve Office, located at the Peter’s Kill Area, for $5 per person for this program. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. If conditions are icy, participants may want to bring Micro Spikes or other traction devices. Early arrival is requested for snowshoe rental. Meet at the Peter’s Kill Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.

JANUARY SWING DANCE CLASSES in Highland

6:00 PM
SWING DANCE CLASSES Tuesday nights: FOUR-WEEK BEGINNER SWING DANCE CLASS IN HIGHLAND BEGINS January 7 with Linda and Chester Freeman, Got2Lindy Dance Studios. BEGINNER SWING DANCE CLASS sessions 6-7pm. No partner or experience necessary.