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Feb. 13, 2024 – Daily Freeman

• The first event of SUNY Ulster’s Live Music Convocation Series, a showcase dedicated to black composers, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. at the campus Quimby Theater, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. The event is free and open to the public, and more events in the series will continue on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. throughout the semester, For more information, send an email to [email protected].

• The Rhinebeck Grange No. 896 is hosting winter soup sales on Feb. 15 and March 21. Homemade soups are $10 per quart, takeout only, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pickup is at the side door of the Rhinecliff Firehouse at the corner of Shatzell Avenue and Orchard Drive in Rhinecliff. Email [email protected] to receive the soup choices for each sale and to preorder online. Quantities are limited.

• The Olana Partnership will hold its February free “Third Thursday” on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson. “Third Thursdays” take place monthly and offer free tours and programs to visitors. Tours and programs are offered in both English and Spanish. Tickets are required and can be obtained online. Limited tickets will also be available day-of at the on-site Visitor Center. For more information or to secure free tickets, visit olana.org/thirdthursdays or call (518) 751-0344.

• United Reformed Church, 9 Church St., Bloomington, will be selling soups on Friday, Feb. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. Soup and a roll will cost $6.

• The Tannersville Ice Sculpture Fest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street, Tannersville. Visitors are asked to bring their own tools to carve their own ice sculptures. For more information, call (518) 858-9094.

• The Hot Chocolate Fest, a family festival dedicated to hot chocolate, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge. The festival will feature hikes, live music, and eight flavors of hot chocolate. Advance tickets are on sale for $10 per day, while tickets at the gate are $12 per day. Tickets are free for children under five. Advance tickets are available online at https://bit.ly/3OCyAPL. Call (502) 558-5267 for more information.

• First Acoustics presents singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch, with special guest Greg Klyma, Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill  Road, Town of Ulster. Herscovitch is a singer-songwriter-poet-performer-author gem. The suggested donation is $25. Free light refreshments will be available before the show. For tickets, visit firstacoustics.org or call (718) 288-5994.

• A stand-up comedy show featuring comedian Fortune Feimster will take place Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4:30 p.m at Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie. This show, added by popular demand, is the second show featuring Feimster to be held at Bardavon. Tickets range between $29.50, $35, $45, and $65 and are available by email at [email protected] or by visiting the Bardavon and UPAC box offices from Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (845) 473-5288.

• The Juilliard Young Artists Series concert is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 2578 State Route 212, Woodstock. The concert is a free event (donations accepted) and will feature three Juilliard student musicians. Call (917) 763-3938 for more information.

• The Hurley Heritage Society will host its February online lecture on the history, architecture, and restoration of the historic Ostrander/Elmendorf stone house on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The lecture is free but pre-registration is required, and can be done online at hurleyheritagesociety.org. For more information, send an email to [email protected] or call (917) 687-5373.

• Saugerties High School’s annual French Club Flea Market will take place at the school, 310 Washington Ave., Saugerties, on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The snow date is March 2. There is a $2 admission fee, which benefits students in the Foreign Language programs.

• A “Mindful Drinking Meet Up” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 12 p.m. at the Rosendale Library, 264 Main Street, Rosendale. The meet-up is a book discussion on Ruby Warrington’s book, “Sober Curious.” The discussion will allow attendees to explore their relationship with alcohol, as part of the mindful drinking movement. Non-alcoholic drinks will be served at the event. Attendees can sign up at rosendalelibrary.org. For more information, send an email to [email protected] or call (845) 658-9013.

• The Rhinebeck Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. at Rhinebeck Village Hall, 76 East Market Street, Rhinebeck. Visitors are welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (914) 263-5298 or contact the Rhinebeck Garden Club on Facebook at https://bit.ly/42wXDcY.

• The 2018 film “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman, will be screened Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, and at the Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. The screenings are part of “Game Changers,” featuring 12 films that revolutionized cinema. Admission to both theaters is free. All the films are preceded by a Happy Hour starting at 6:30 p.m. featuring half-price beer and wine as well as free snacks and soda.

• The 1988 documentary “Rattle and Hum,” about rock band U2 and their “Joshua Tree” tour across America and co-starring B.B. King, will be shown on Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale. Tickets are $6 for members and $10 for non-members, and are available online in advance at rosendaletheatre.org.

• The Olive Free Library Association’s upcoming exhibition, “In Search of the Goddess,” will open with a reception on Saturday, March 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Olive Free Library, 4033 State Route 28A, West Shokan. The exhibition, showcasing the works of 34 artists focusing on ancient and modern ideas of femininity, will continue until May 4. For more information, visit olivefreelibrary.org, send an email to [email protected] or call (845) 657-2482.

• The Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale, will screen the 1971 dark comedy “Harold and Maude” on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. as part of its Classic Film Series. Harold (Bud Cort), a young man obsessed with death and suicide, meets Maude (Ruth Gordon), an eccentric 79-year-old woman and two begin an unlikely relationship. The film addresses the themes of life, death and the pursuit of happiness. Admission is $10, $6 for members. Visit rosendaletheatre.org, send an email to [email protected] or call (845) 658-8989.

• The Bardavon will hold a concert featuring musicians Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, and Rakesh Chaurasia on Friday, June 14 at UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston. The four musicians are touring to promote their two-time Grammy winning album “As We Speak.” Tickets range between $44, $49, and $74, and can be purchased at the Bardavon and UPAC box offices from Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. For more information, send an email to [email protected] or call (845) 473-5288 (Bardavon) or (845) 339-6088 (UPAC).

• Knit ‘n Knatter has restarted at Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. in the library’s reading room. Come to knit, crochet or just for the confab. Participants will drop purls, collaborate on projects or work on their own. Call (845) 876-2903 or visit morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us for more information.

• Hurley Library, 48 Main St., Hurley, offers drop-in tech help on Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, presents Bard Math Circle with Mason Eyler on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is free to all middle school students interested in mathematical problem solving, especially for those preparing to take the AMC 8 or MathCounts. It is led by New Paltz High School student and Upstate New York Math Team member Mason Eyler. Students will develop their mathematical problem-solving skills in the context of mathematical topics not frequently encountered in school, like combinatorics, number theory, algebra, logic and geometry. Attendees should bring pencils and paper. For more information, call (845) 255-1255 or visit www.gardinerlibrary.org.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center’s monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues the first Wednesday evening of each month from 3 to 7 p.m. at 775 Broadway, Kingston. Visit https://peoplesplacewec.simplybook.me/v2 for more information.

• People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free weekly workshops, featuring wellness classes, health screenings, nutritional guidance, alternative health modalities, and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for workshops, visit www.peoplesplace.org/wellness-empowerment-center/ or call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf-stable foods are being accepted. Call (845) 338-4030.

• People’s Place Bounty Table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, bread, baked goods, dairy items and proteins. The items change daily and are first-come, first-serve during business hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (845) 338-4030 for additional information.

•  AARP TaxAide offers free income tax preparation and e-filing at several sites in Ulster and Sullivan counties, with special attention to persons with low to moderate incomes, especially individuals ages 50 and over. AARP membership is not required. Appointments are required. Email requests to [email protected] or contact the Ulster County Office of the Aging at (845) 340-3456.

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