Hudson Valley Parent

November 2013

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CALENDAR (Continued from Page 35) Saturday, November 23 Holiday Express with Magician Jim Vagias. Take an imaginary train ride around the world and learn how different cultures celebrate the winter holidays. Lots of humor and audience participation. Admission: $12/advance, $8/ members, and $5/under 12. Door prices slightly higher. 1pm. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. 845-255-1559. Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course. Course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 States. Teaches how to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Successful completion results in a certification card valid for 2 years. Admission: $100 (includes textbook and materials). Pre-registration and payment required. 9am3pm. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Pl., Poughkeepsie. 845- 475-9742. Turkey Tales. Learn about the turkey's natural history and interesting adaptations and then make a fun turkey craft. Admission: $7/adults, $5/children; $5/ adult museum members, $3/children members. 10am. Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 100 Muser Dr., across from 174 Angola Rd., Cornwall. 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Sunday, November 24 Live Animals and Benefit. Live animals presented by Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at a Barnes and Noble bookstore. Use a Museum-provided Book Fair Voucher at the store and a percentage of purchases will be donated to the Museum. 10am-4pm. Barnes and Noble. 1245 Rte. 300, Newburgh. 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Monday, November 25 Bookmark Club. Book reading journey for elementary age students. Short stories 36 Hudson Valley Parent n November 2013 and chapter books by various authors drawing, bookmaking, films, printmaking, comics, cartooning and bookmark making! 4-5pm. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St., Kingston. 845-331-0507. Homework Help. Children in grades 1-6 receive homework help from Newburgh School District teachers. Bilingual teachers are available. No registration is required. Check with library when weather is bad. 4-6pm. Newburgh Free Library, Story Hour Room, 124 Grand St., Newburgh. 845-563-3600. Tuesday, November 26 Book Bunch Children's Reading Program. For students in grades 3-5. A librarian reads aloud and helps children engage in the material. Also a craft based on the week's reading. 4-5:15pm. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 37 Point St., New Hamburg. 845-297-2010. For more great calendar listings visit us online at Wednesday, November 27 Healthy Children, Healthy Families. For 8 Wednesdays, you'll discover a new path to success, important keys to help you succeed, focus on food to help your family and family friendly physical activities! 6-8pm. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown. 845-344-1234. Thursday, November 28 The Kingston Turkey Trot. Junior League of Kingston presents this inaugural 5K on Thanksgiving morning. There will also be a 2 mile Fun Run. 8am registration, 9am race. Forsyth Park (park at Dietz Stadium), Lucas Ave., Kingston. 845-594-6157. Friday, November 29 Holiday "Open Days" at the Wildlife Education Center. Come see the Mastodon Exhibit. "Meet the Animals" will be presented twice at 1pm and 2:30pm and there will be crafts for kids. Admission: $3; free/museum members.12-4pm. Wildlife Education Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. 845-534-7781. Root n' Roost Farm Tour. Pet and feed our chickens, ducks, turkeys and pigs. See our bee hives, flower, vegetable, and herb gardens. Learn about permaculture techniques used on our farm. Visit our Farm Stand. Admission: $5/person, free/3 and under. 10am-5pm. Root n' Roost Farm, 64 Mineral Springs Rd., Livingston Manor. 845-292-9126. Holiday Craft Fair. A unique assortment of merchandise for all your holiday shopping is available, as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks for purchase. 9am4pm. Delaware Youth Center, Creamery Rd., Callicoon. 845-887-5634. Saturday, November 30 4th Annual Holiday Light Parade. Parade steps off at 6:30pm from WT Garner Firehouse. Santa arrives in Mesier Park by 7pm. Floats, boats, bikes, dogs, characters, carriages, tractors and more! Prizes awarded for the most spectacular, creative and adorable entry! 6:30pm. WT Garner Firehouse, 25 West Academy St., Wappingers Falls. 845-297-8773 ext.7 Decorated Mansion Tours at Locust Grove. Our expert guides make the holidays come alive as you tour the mansion's 25 decorated rooms, with the theme The Twelve Days of Christmas (last tour leaves at 3:15pm). 10am-5pm. Locust Grove Estate, 683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie. 845-454-4500. Holiday Decorating Workshop. Step by step instructions will be given on creating a holiday kissing ball in our workshop with greenery and holiday cheer. Registration required and fee includes supplies and refreshments. Participants are requested to bring clippers to cut greenery. Hill-Hold Museum, 128 Rte. 416, Campbell Hall. 845-615-3833. Van Wyck Craft Boutique. Holiday shopping begins! Craft & Boutique artisans' show and sale in the Colonial setting of a 1755 farmhouse. 10am-4pm. Van Wyck Homestead Museum, 504 Rte. 9, Fishkill. 845-896-9560.

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