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34 Hudson Valley Parent n December 2019 A Gilded Age Christmas at Staatsburgh State Historic Site. December 1-31. Enjoy lavish turn- of-the-century style holiday decorations while touring the mansion. Through December 29. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, 75 Mills Mansion Dr. #1, Staatsburg, 845-889-8851. Christmas on the Farm with Eggbert. Decem- ber 1-23. See our Holiday display, walk through Christmas on the Farm, visit with Santa and have a chat with Eggbert. Devitt's Nursery & Supply, 56 Devitt Circle, New Windsor, 845-561-1968. Christmas on the Manza Farm. December 1 through 23. Santa and his elf will be here every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free coloring book and candy cane for each child. Stop by the farm store, and enjoy refreshments, plus animals, kids' maize, play train, and fresh Christ- mas trees. Manza Family Farm, 730 State Rte. 211, Montgomery, 845-615-3828. 3: Tuesday Drop-In Literacy Tutoring. Literacy Tutoring. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Newburgh Free Library e-Learning Center, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, 845-563- 3601. Shake, Rattle and Read. A music and movement program featuring songs, books, instruments, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library, Town Branch, 124 Grand St., Newburgh, 845-563-3601. Tail Waggin' Tutors. School-age kids are invited to develop confidence in their reading ability and practice reading out loud with one of our certified Therapy Dogs. Bring a book or pick one from our collection. Every child who reads with a dog will receive a special bookmark with that dog's picture on it. 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Newburgh Free Library, Town Branch, 124 Grand St., Newburgh, 845-563-3601. Tuesday at Two Book Discussion. Join librarian Patty S. for a lively discussion of Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield. Books will be available for check out. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Newburgh Free Library, Town Branch, 124 Grand St., Newburgh, 845-563-3601. 4: Wednesday Mommy and Me Class. For children 18-36 months and their caregivers, this class includes singing, story-time, a sensory based activity/ game, snack and a craft. New themes each week, such as colors, numbers, nursery rhymes, and seasons. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. $75 a month. Montgomery Nursery School, 21 Wallkill Ave., Montgomery, 845-457-7415. Newburgh Girls Code Club. Newburgh Girls Code Club (NGCC) is youth leadership develop- ment after school program focused on educating young women on coding and the career oppor- tunities that come with STEM learning, based on the Girls Who Code curriculum. Pre-registration required. 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Newburgh Free Library e-Learning Center, 124 Grand St., Newburgh, 845-563-3601. Shawangunk Playgroup. Playgroup for babies and preschool aged children and their parent/ caregiver(s). Children play while adults get a chance to socialize. Playroom stocked with toys and an outdoor playground area for nicer weather. 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Reformed Church of Shawangunk, 1166 Hoagerburgh Rd., Wallkill, 845-895-2952. 5: Thursday Kids Weekly Ceramic Class. Kids will learn hands-on wheel-throwing, hand-building, and decorating techniques. Recommended for ages 6-12. Flexible scheduling means you can choose which Thursdays you attend. 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Shirt Factory, 77 Cornell St. #309, Kingston, 845- 331-2078. Libratory. Red Hook Public Library's weekly, science-oriented, experiment-based program continues. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. We cover STEM subjects such as chemistry, biology, physics and incorporate history, art, music, and more. For students aged 6-plus. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 South Broadway, Red Hook, 845- 758-3241. Literacy Newburgh. For children 3-5 and their primary caregivers. A five-week literacy series featuring the "Engaging Families in Children's Literacy Development Program." Explore interactive learning activities with your little ones and discover how to create an enriching home environment. Space is limited to the first 15 families to register. 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Newburgh Free Library Storyhour Room, 124 Grand St., Newburgh, 845-563-3601. Mom's Together Meeting. This group is aimed at moms of children ages birth-kindergarten, but all moms are welcomed for breakfast and fellowship, ice breakers, guest speakers and discussions. First and third Thursdays of the month, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Goodwill Church, 2135 State Rte. 208, Mont- gomery, 845-457-5959. Petit Picasso. Toddlers and pre-schoolers are wel- comed to create beautiful masterpieces weekly at Petit Picasso, 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Children's Room. Non-toxic, washable paints, plus brushes and smock provided. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 South Bdwy., Red Hook, 845-758-3241. Prenatal Yoga. Prepare for birth with focused postures, meditative breathing and strengthen- ing exercises in this prenatal yoga class. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sapling Shop, 6423 Montgomery St. #1, Rhinebeck, 845-876-5952. Read with Rosie (therapy dog). Join us on Thursdays in the Children's Library with certified therapy dog Rosie. 4 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 South Bdwy., Red Hook, 845- 758-3241. Sewing Afterschool (Ages 10+). Sewing After School lets attendees build sewing skills with creative projects and friendly instruction. You do not need to have your own sewing machine. Registration required. 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 South Bdwy., Red Hook, 845- 758-3241. 6: Friday Party Skate. Friday Night Party Skate runs on Fridays through March 20. All ages are welcomed to skate, dance and win prizes. 7:15 p.m.-9:15pm. Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center (Mid-Hud- son Civic Center), 14 Civic Center Plaza, Pough- keepsie, 845-454-5800. Shadowland Stages Presents: It's A Wonderful Life. The beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen char- acters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. December 6-8. Shadowland Stages, 98 Center St., Ellenville, 845-647-5511. A Christmas Carol. December 6-7. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. With selections of music from A Muppet Christmas Carol. December 6, 7 p.m.; December 7, 1 p.m. Cunneen-Hackett Cultural Center, 9 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, 845-486-4571. Twilight Tours. December 6-8. With the man- sion lit by candles, decorated for 19th-century holidays, and resonating with live string music, Twilight Tours offers an especially beautiful view of Boscobel House and Gardens. Outside, the mansion's Apple Orchard, Rose Garden, and Maple Lane will be lit with an elegant display. Advanced registration recommended for tours. Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Rte. 9D, Garri- son, 845-265-3638. CALENDAR (Continued from Page 33) For more great calendar listings visit us online at

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