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Second Monday | The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 69 | 8PM
Monthly meetings are held in the EAA hangar at Warwick Municipal Airport, 41 Airport Road, Warwick, NY.  Everyone interested in aviation is invited, especially those interested in home-built airplanes.  For additional information, call Bill at 845-544-1796.
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Now through April 15 | FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICE
The Orange County CA$H Coalition (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) and AARP Tax Aide Foundation of-fer FREE tax preparation assistance for low to moderate income families and seniors. Certified volunteer tax pre-parers ensure those who may be eligible for tax credits and refunds, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, receive these valuable credits. There are many sites in libraries, community centers and parishes offering this free service through this coalition. To schedule an appointment at a site anywhere around the county, call 2-1-1 today! If your phone is unable to connect by dialing 2-1-1, dial 1 (800) 899-1479.
Now through Apr 30 | Music for Humanity Scholarship |
Deadlines are April 30th for the MFH Bill Perry Scholarship (only one is given) and May 31st for The Music for Humanity Scholarship (we give 1 to 5 per year). The MFH Bill Perry Scholarship goes either a graduate of any Orange County NY high school or someone attending SUNY Orange in Middletown NY. Please forward this to the people you know with a passion for music who need financial help to continue their music education. Apply Here. Music for Humanity exists to help spread more music throughout the world. We believe more music means a better world for everyone.

Most of our events are free. We have one major fund raiser each year. We are a 501c-3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible. Donate Here If we all give a little we can make a big difference - thanks for your generosity.

1st and 3rd Saturdays | Warwick Film Club | 7:30-9:30PM
Warwick Valley Community Center. Ages 18+ are welcome. Call 845-986-6422.
2nd Sunday | At the Movies - Albert Wisner Library | at various times
Second Sunday of the Month Film; Classic Movies -
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2nd Tuesday | Independent Film Night @ Greenwood Lake Public Library
Second Tuesday of the month; adults; FREE. Shows begin promptly at 7PM. Free refreshments served. Registration required: 845-477-8377 #101 or in person!
Apr 1 | Exploring the Ancient Civilization of the Incas in the Andes Mountains of Peru | 6:30-8PM
“Globetrotting @ the Greenwood Lake Public Library” travel series presents “Exploring the Ancient Civilization of the Incas in the Andes Mountains of Peru” with Professor Barry D. Kass, which will be held on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, from 6:30-8 p.m. This is a make-up date. The Library is located at 79 Waterstone Road in Greenwood Lake, New York. “Travel” with Barry Kass, a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at SUNY Orange, to the Andes Mountains of Peru, where we will visit the Urubamba Valley, the “Sacred” valley of the ancient civilization of the Incas, and the ruins of the Inca cities of Cusco, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo, as well as the famous “lost city” of the Incas, Machu Picchu, for our new “travel” series. “See” the world @ the Greenwood Lake Public Library! Registration is required for this free ADULT program either in person or by telephone at (845) 477-8377 Ext. 101. Seating is limited; early registration suggested. For additional information about Kass, visit www.imagesofanthropology.com.
Apr 2-30 | The Art of Oil Painting” with Artist Gad Nusinov | Consecutive Wednesdays, from 12-3PM
StudioTime: The Art of Oil Painting StudioTime art instruction series at the Greenwood Lake Public Library presents “on Wednesdays, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2014, from 12-3 p.m. The Library is located at 79 Waterstone Road in Greenwood Lake, New York. Gad Nusinov, a resident of Greenwood Lake and an award-winning artist, returns this spring to teach oil painting, which will include tips and techniques for sketching. Registration is required for this free ADULT program either in person or by phone at (845) 477-8377 Ext. 101. All levels of skill and experience are welcome to register. A Supply List is available upon registration. This is a five-session workshop. Seating is limited; early registration highly suggested. This program is sponsored by Nusinov. For additional information about Nusinov, visit www.gadnusinov.com.
Apr 2 | The 2014 Annual Lenten Luncheons | Noon-1PM
The 2014 Annual Lenten Devotional Luncheons, noon to 1pm.  Featuring Speaker: Rev. Kevin Taylor, Union AME Church.  Sponsored by the Warwick Valley Ecumenical Council.  Fourth in a series of five devotional luncheons every Wednesday noon from March 12th through April 9th. The events will take place in the fellowship hall of the Warwick United Methodist Church, 135 Forester Avenue. Tickets are $8 per person at the door [menu Roast Pork]. Each week the attendees will sing together, share a hot lunch and hear a message from a local clergy person. The speakers will give a message out of their own faith tradition about the devotional theme “Passages from the Passion”. The Ecumenical Council welcomes everyone from our area and surrounding communities to these luncheons. For more information: wvecumenicalcouncil@gmail.com <mailto:wvecumenicalcouncil@gmail.com> or 986-1030.
Apr 3 | CATHOLIC CHARITIES DINNER FATHER MICHAEL TO BE HONORED | 6PM
Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County will hold their 8th Annual Celebration of Charity on Thursday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m. at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. This year’s honorees are Senator William J. Larkin, Jr., Joseph and Mary Bonura of the Bonura Hospitality Group and our own Father Michael. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities here in Orange County, and has worked with Catholic Charities for eighteen years. Also, Edward M. Diana will receive a special Lifetime Achievement Award for his service as County Executive from 2001-2013. Sponsorships are available: Full Page: $500.00, Half Page: $350.00, Quarter Page, $200.00 and Patron Line, $100.00. Tickets for the dinner are $100.00. A table (10 seats) is $1,000.00. Checks to Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County. Send c/o Ali Curtis, 224 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Call 294-5124. ST. STEPHEN’S 20TH ANNUAL

Apr 3 | Generations Genealogy Club: Ellis Island:  Island of Hope, Island of Tears | 6:30-8PM
Generations Genealogy Club ancestry research series at the Greenwood Lake Public Library presents “Generations Genealogy Club:  Ellis Island:  Island of Hope, Island of Tears” with Librarian & National Park Service Ranger for the Statute of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, from 6:30-8 p.m.  The Library is located located at 79 Waterstone Road in Greenwood Lake, New York.

Join Librarian and National Park Service Ranger for the Statute of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island at this multi-media presentation about the history of immigration at Ellis Island.

Since the birth of this nation, people from all over the world have sought the liberty and opportunities than can only be found in America and millions of people would take the journey to the land of the free through Ellis Island, the gateway to the free world.

Dosik will show the film, “Ellis Island:  Island of Hope, Island of Tears,” featuring historic footage of the immigrants’ journey.  This film is a tribute to the timeless and enduring spirit of the American Dream.

Registration is required for this free ADULT program either in person or by telephone at (845) 477-8377 Ext. 101.  Seating is limited; early registration suggested.

Apr 4 | Sustainable Warwick | 9AM
SW's next regular meeting is Fri, 4/4 in Town Hall at 9am. The agenda will consist primarily of brief updates/reports from the many SW committees that are now — especially after our recent evening meeting — working on a variety of fronts.
Apr 4 | Country Pickins Auction | 2PM
Come out for a fun night at "Country Pickins Auction Hall". We are packed with 3 new estates anything from sterling, signed artwork, movie memoribilia, sporting equipment, signed oils, home decor, fine furniture, records, cds, way to much to list! For pictures please visit www.auctionzip.com and punch in ID # 31802! EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND! NO DEALERS LICENSE REQUIRED! WE ACCEPT VISA, MC, DISCOVER, AND CASH. EVERYTHING IS SOLD "AS IS" SO PLEASE COME AHEAD OF TIME FOR PREVIEW..... Preview time starts day of sale at 2PM. Food available on premises. Clean/Friendly environment! If you have never been to an auction this one is for you! For consigning to our next upcoming auctions please call Sabrina at 201-925-0215 Venue: AUCTION - RUN BY COUNTRY PICKINS AUCTION HALL Address: 842 PULASKI HIGHWAY, (CORNER OF BIG ISLAND ROAD) LARGE GREEN BUILDING
Apr 5 | Annual Tavern Night - Hops and Hospitality | 6:00-9:00 pm
The Warwick Historical Society is once again hosting an evening of Hops and Hospitality.  Traditional handcrafted foods and beverages will spice up an evening of fun and fellowship.  The Mistucky Creek Company will be on hand to offer a taste of their finest, Theo Michelfeld's solo performance will provide the rhythm of instrumental jazz standards, Professor Jim Morley of Ramapo College will give a brief history of brewing and local restaurateurs and members of the Society will provide food reminiscent of a time gone by.
Where: A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Ave., Warwick, NYCost: $30.00 per person. Reservations requested by calling 845-986-3236 X101.
**To honor the men and women who are first responders in the Town of Warwick (EMT, Firefighters and Police Officers) the Society will give a 50% discount with ID. These men and women make history every single day!**
Apr 6 | Reservation Deadline Swieconka” dinner |
HUDSON VALLEY POLONAISE SOCIETY, INC. The HVPS will be holding a “Swieconka” dinner on Sun-day, April 13th, at St. Joseph’s School Hall, Florida, NY at 1:30 p.m; cost is $20 per person; children under 12 - $5. This traditional Polish meal will include white borscht, baked ham, fresh and smoked kielbasa, hard boiled eggs, horseradish, beets, babka, butter baranki (lamb), rye bread, coffee, tea and dessert. A short narration will be presented on the symbolism of this celebration. Reserva-tions must be made by today, April 6th. For more informa-tion, call Carol at 845-651-4287 or Teresa at 845-258-4625.

Apr 6 | Music Makers Concert Series: The Classical Guitar Experience | 1-2:30PM
Music Makers concert series, an award-winning music series, at the Greenwood Lake Public Library presents “The Classical Guitar Experience” featuring Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher on Sunday, April 6th, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m.  The Library is located at 79 Waterstone Road in Greenwood Lake, New York.

Experience the dynamic range of just one guitar.  Explore historical musical highlights with classical guitarist, Peter Fletcher, who embraces the expressive scope of music with joy and depth!  One man, one guitar! Registration is required for this free FAMILY program either in person or by telephone at (845) 477-8377 Ext. 101.  Seating is limited; early registration highly suggested.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. Donations for this concert series are most welcome and can be made to the “Music Makers Concert Series” at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, P.O. Box 1139, Greenwood Lake, New York  10925.

Apr 6 | Folk Artist Extraordinaire, John Flynn, to Appear in Sugarloaf, | 3PM
New York Shades of the 60's folk music movement! Dynamic folk/activist artist, John Flynn, whose acclaimed performances include original compositions reflecting his compassion and convictions around a myriad of social and political issues, is an activist and protege of folk icon, Phil Ochs. Sally Murphy Steen of Pacem in Terrace calls John Flynn “...a troubadour of justice, mercy, and hope.” John Flynn makes a rare concert appearance for the Sugarloaf Music Series, Sunday, April 6th, 3:00pm at the new Seligmann Center of the Performing Arts in the bucolic arts village of Sugarloaf, N.Y.
For tickets, please call (845) 986-6463. Seating is limited! Mr. Flynn's new CD, THE END OF THE BEGINNING, features long-time friend, Kris Kristofferson. The release includes the Bruce Spingsteen song, “She's the One” recorded by special request from radio station WXPN in Philadelphia. Flynn says, “Every song I write always feels like my first. Its almost like the Buddhist concept of the beginner's mind.” In 2005, Flynn was invited by Arlo Guthrie to participate in the pilgrimage, Train to New Orleans, following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The event included Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and a host of other respected recording artists. Ticket Magazine writes that John Flynn is part of “....a long line of American poets, thinkers, and folk artists starting with Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walter Whitman, and Kris Kristofferson.” Sugarloaf Music dedicates this concert to the memory of Pete Seeger. Radio host Sonny Ochs will be the Masters of Ceremony. Sugarloaf Music commenced over thirty years ago as a folk and jazz series. Stellar folk artists the series has hosted include Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, Christine Lavin, Aztec Two Step, Rory Block, John Fahey, Happy and Artie Traum, and Tom Chapin. Venue: Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY. Tkt price for this event: $25.
Apr 8 | Curator's Choice - Civil War Presentation by Ken Colomba | 7-8:30PM

150 years ago our nation was embroiled in a conflict that would change this great nation and in doing so redefine our future. We know of the great battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg and Petersburg just to name a few. What is important as well is the soldier who sacrificed and toiled during this period in American History. Ken Colomba, a member of the 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry Civil War Reenactment and Living History organization, will give a presentation about some of the Civil War units of the local Orange County area. He will also have several items on display which the typical soldier may have carried as part of their campaign kit.
Where: A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Ave., Warwick, NY. Cost: $10.00 per person w/ refreshments. Reservations preferred by calling 845-986-3236 X101.

Apr 9 | The 2014 Annual Lenten Luncheons | Noon-1PM
The 2014 Annual Lenten Devotional Luncheons, noon to 1pm.  Featuring Speaker: Rev. Michael McLoughlin, St. Stephen's RC Church. Sponsored by the Warwick Valley Ecumenical Council.  Last in a series of five devotional luncheons every Wednesday noon from March 12th through April 9th. The events will take place in the fellowship hall of the Warwick United Methodist Church, 135 Forester Avenue. Tickets are $8 per person at the door [menu Meat Loaf]. Each week the attendees will sing together, share a hot lunch and hear a message from a local clergy person. The speakers will give a message out of their own faith tradition about the devotional theme “Passages from the Passion”. The Ecumenical Council welcomes everyone from our area and surrounding communities to these luncheons. For more information: wvecumenicalcouncil@gmail.com
<mailto:wvecumenicalcouncil@gmail.com> or 986-1030.
Apr 10 | “Good Bugs, Bad Bugs” | 6:30-8:30PM
with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County Master Gardeners This Thurs., 04/10/14 6:30-8:30 p.m. (free ADULT program) Green Thumb garden series at the Greenwood Lake Public Library presents “Good Bugs, Bad Bugs” with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County Master Gardeners. The Library is located at 79 Waterstone Road in Greenwood Lake, New York. Garden insects are not all bad and some are actually beneficial to your garden’s health. Learn how to manage the pesky ones naturally and with little to no toxicity with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County Master Gardeners, who will teach techniques on how to use certain plant combinations, natural oils and soaps, and specific “GOOD” insects to keep your garden healthy and “BAD” bug-free!” Registration is required for this free ADULT program either in person or by telephone at (845) 477-8377 Ext. 101. Seating is limited; early registration is highly suggested. Venue: GREENWOOD LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY Address: 79 Waterstone Road, Greenwood Lake, New York 10925
Apr 12 | Rum Boogie Blues Band | 9PM
Will appear Saturday, April 12th at Silvio's Restaurant, Rt. 94, Warwick, NY in the Lounge. Tel: (973) 903-5019. http://rumboogieblues.com
Apr 12 | Film: Inequality for All | 1-3PM
This film features Robert Reich, professor, best-selling author, and Clinton administration cabinet member, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. Discussion to follow. Venue: Albert Wisner Public Library
Address: One McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY
Apr 12 | Easter Egg Hunt | 2PM
Pine Island Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt Palm Sunday, April 13 at 2:00. Rain date April 19 at 2:00.
Apr 13 | Film: The Passion of the Christ | 5:00PM
You are invited to the viewing of this epic movie, now in it's 10th year! A community-wide event. Sponsored by the PYRO Youth Ministry @ Warwick Assembly. Viewer Discretion Advised. Venue: Warwick Assembly. Address: 60 South Street, Corner 2nd & South Sts
Apr 13 | The Pulaski Fire Co. will host its annual Pancake Breakfast | 7AM-1PM
Apr 14 | Monday at the Movies at Albert Wisner LIbrary | 1-3PM
Come watch " Gravity" starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Venue: Albert Wisner Public Library Address: One McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY
Apr 14 | The Orange County Arts Council is offering a series of Educational Workshops in April | 6:30PM
. Workshops will be presented by experienced professionals who will offer guidance and suggestions for how to best market and manage yourself, your organization and your art. These workshops are for artists of all genres and experience levels.
 
On April 14that 5:30pm, Gary Schuster from Jacobowitz and Gubits will be presenting an informative workshop for Arts Organizations on the new Non-Profit Revitalization Act. This presentation will offer practical recommendations to 501c3 arts organizations on how to revise their by-laws and structure themselves in order to be compliant with these new laws. Many of the changes included in this Revitalization Act will be very helpful for non-profits. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Apr 15 | Essential Oils | 7PM
Join with us and increase your knowledge of plants. Master Gardener Nancy Poulos will introduce essential oils: their history, production methods, countries of origin and their typical usage. There is no charge to attend our general meetings which are open to the public. And there's always wonderful desert afterwards! Venue: Good Shepard Lutheran Church Address: Kings Highway, Warwick
April 16th | Joseph Dans of Rogue Wave Creative Group in Warwick will present a workshop on The Art of Selling for the Artist | 6:30PM.
The workshop teaches the basics of selling and closing a deal without having to be a hard selling sales person. Attendees will learn to creatively evaluate customer needs, sell themselves, conduct after-selling and networking strategically for sales success. Joe has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and marketing. He oversees Rogue’s PR, New Media and Creative Services practices and is a pioneer in creative thought and YouTube component tactics. Prior to working at Rogue, Joe worked as a Director of Accounts with Tech PR Firm Fusion Public Relations, a VP of Marketing with Provident Bankcorp, a Vice President with Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, an AVP with Chase Home Mortgage and as a consultant to Citicorp and BMW. His campaign successes have been documented in Technology Marketing Magazine, BtoB Magazine and PR Week. This workshop is free for Arts Council members and $15 for non-members.

Please call the Arts Council at 845-469-9168 or email jen@ocartscouncil.org ahead of time to register for any or all of the workshops. These workshops are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts.
 
All workshops will be held at the Seligman Studio, 23 White Oak Dr. Sugar Loaf.  If using GPS, please use Chester as the town.  Park in the back upper parking lot and studio entrance is in the back of the building.
April 20 | Easter Sunrise Service | 7AM
All are invited to Easter Sunrise Service to celebrate the Resurrection.  Sponsored by the Warwick Valley Ecumenical Council. Rev. Ken Tenckinck will preach and jazz pianist Dr. Ed Gold will lead the music. Mayor Michael Newhard will welcome the community. Join us at Mulder Chapel, at the top of the hill at Warwick Center. 62 Warwick Center Road, Warwick, NY (off Hoyt Road). Refreshments to follow. For more information, call 986-4517 or email wvecumenicalcouncil@gmail.com
Apr 21 | BLOOD DRIVE MONDAY! | 2:30-8PM
St. Anthony Community Hospital will host a Blood Drive Monday! There is no substitute for blood. Your single donation can go a long way and save the life of more than one person. *Please note, the Sunday Blood drive usually held the 3rd Sunday of the month was moved to 4/27 due to the Easter Holiday. Venue: BLOOD DRIVE We need you!!!!!!!! Address: At Blood Donation trailer 20 Grand St. on grounds of Mt. Alverno; Warwick NY
Apr 23 | Career Readiness Forum | 7PM
The Florida Union Free School District and ther Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, and the Warwick Valley Chamber to plan a regional Career Readiness Forum. The forum will bring employers, educators, and parents together to learn about Career Readiness while also developing a working definition of "Career Ready" that will strengthen the economy of Orange County and help schools create real-world learning experiences for our students. To be held at the S. S. Seward Institute in Florida NY, and will include a panel of representatives from business, education, and agencies who will provide brief descriptions of what career readiness looks like from each of their perspectives. They will be followed by active small group discussion and feedback. Suggestions will be shared throughout the region.
Contact Helen Arena [harena@flopridaufsd.org] with your name, position, and a telephone number.
Apr 23 | Social Media – Beyond Facebook | 6PM
members of the creative team from Media Solstice Marketing and Public Relations Agency will present a fun and informative workshop on . Attendees will learn about what social media platforms work best for the arts, both visual as well as performing. Media Solstice is a marketing and public relations firm with more than 25 years of collective experience. They are driven by creative vision, strategic planning, and personal service that allow small- to medium-sized businesses to succeed. Media Solstice Marketing & Public Relations not only educates their clients on great ways to market their business, but they implement a plan that is customized specifically to help them reach their goals. This workshop is free for Arts Council members and $15 for non-members.
Please call the Arts Council at 845-469-9168 or email jen@ocartscouncil.org ahead of time to register for any or all of the workshops. These workshops are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts.
 
All workshops will be held at the Seligman Studio, 23 White Oak Dr. Sugar Loaf.  If using GPS, please use Chester as the town.  Park in the back upper parking lot and studio entrance is in the back of the building.
Apr 25-27 | The Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce presents "OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP 2014"
Help beautify our town roads and parks... (Rain or Shine). Grab a bag and help clean up your favorite roadside or park! You can come anytime to pick up free garbage bags and plastic gloves from the Chamber when you register your roads. On-site registration: Sat., April 26 from 8am-12pm at the Warwick Valley Chamber's South Street Caboose. Register your road, enjoy refreshments and pick up garbage bags  gloves.
Scheduled Programs:
Paper Shredding: ($5 suggested donation per box)  Sat. (9am-12pm) Courtesy of the Warwick Lions South Street Parking Lot

Old Eyeglass Collection:   Sat. (8am-12pm) Courtesy of the Warwick Lions South Street Parking Lot

Electronics Recycling:  Sat. (9am-3pm) Courtesy of The Computer Guy 14 West Street

Unused Cell Phone Collection:  Sat. (8am-12pm) Courtesy Nat. Coal. Agnst. Dom Violence South Street Parking Lot

Unused Prescription Pill Drop Off:  Sat. (10am-2pm) Courtesy of the Warwick Valley Coalition South Street Parking Lot

Motor Oil Collection  Recycling: Fri.(8am-5:30pm) Sat.(8am- 5pm) Courtesy of Leo Kaytes Ford 145 Rt. 94 South

Adopt your favorite highway or road - $50 fee pays for sign bearing the name of the adopting individual, club or business. Please be sure to report illegal dumping so that the town can arrange for the pick-up of items such as tires, refrigerators, etc.

For more information, call the Chamber Office: 845-986-2720 Sponsored by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, ShopRite, St. Anthony Community Hospital  Tuscan Cafe

Apr 26 | GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH ANNOUNCES SHREDDING PARTY FUNDRAISER | 9am-12Noon
NY 845-477-3384 Rev. Jack Traugott, Pastor Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on Waterstone Road is holding a shredding fundraising event on Saturday, April 26th. Proceeds will benefit the church. For those who are Spring cleaning, ready to de-clutter or need to discard confidential papers after tax season, a shredding truck will be at Grace to shred paper as you witness. The event wiil be held from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Small businesses and individuals are welcome. It will cost $10.00 per box, the size of a copy paper carton. Staples need not be removed. Come and discard your confidential papers securely and help support Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Grace is known for creative fundraising events including the very popular annual Murder Mystery dinner, their Soup and Chili Cook-off and various other dinner and social events. Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church invites all to join them for Sunday worship at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings and for coffee hour and fellowship immediately following. For more information please call 845-477-3384. ###
Apr 27 | The Sugar Loaf Sunday Social | 4:30PM
On Sunday, April 27, 2014, please join friends you already know - and friends you haven't met yet - as chef Sherry Wyckoff of Something Wonderful Catering cooks up some old fashioned 'Black Dirt goodness' in the upstairs gallery of the yellow barn on the Seligman Farm Estate, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY, 10981. Special musical guest: Marji Zintz All proceeds from this popular buffet dinner event will benefit programs sponsored by Hudson River HealthCare at
the Alamo Farm Worker Community Center in Goshen, NY.  
Menu  
Hearty breads from the Bellvale Community; Assorted home made spreads; Carrot Ginger Soup; Potato Dill Soup; Mixed Spring Greens Tossed Salad; Chicken with Tatziki; Traditional style Falafel; Herbed Risotto Cakes; Home made Pulled Pork & Cole Slaw; Pan roasted potatoes
Tea, Coffee, and desserts; Berry Cobbler; Sherry's favorite Chocolate Truffle Cake; and more!!

Doors open at 4:30 pm.  Supper will be served (buffet style) from 5:00 - 6:30, followed by dessert and coffee. BYOB welcome! For reservations, please call the Orange County Citizen’s Foundation: (845) 469-9459 or email  bonnie@occitizensfoundation.org. Please leave your name, number of seats and your phone number for confirmation. Suggested donation is $35 per plate. All ingredients for each dish served at this event have been donated. 100% of your dinner donation goes directly to provide programs at the Alamo Farm Worker's Community Health Center in Goshen, NY.
On behalf of the Sugar Loaf Sunday Social Sponsors and Supporters -Chef Sherry Wyckoff, The Orange County Citizen's Foundation, Hudson River HealthCare and the Sugar Loaf Fire Department: Thank you!
Apr 27 | Vernon Earthfest | 10AM-4PM
Since 2010 Vernon Chamber Charities Vernon EarthFest, a free event, sponsored by Vernon Chamber Charities, is northern New Jersey’s largest environmental education event, bringing together vendors, entertainers and educational subjects all focusing on keeping things green. You'll see red-tailed hawk raptors and others at Earthfest 2014 - one of the Top Earth Day Events in New Jersey - on Sunday, April 27, 2014. A full day of family fun.
Apr 27 | Art Extravaganza 2014 | 12:30-2:30PM
The Works of Art Gallery at the Greenwood Lake Public Library is hosting its annual public art exhibition, the Art Extravaganza 2014. Alumni Artists-of-the-Month who exhibited from 2013-2014 at the Gallery will display their artwork. Featured artists will be Elizabeth Avila, Blossom Brower, Samantha Gaszczak, Sean Keady, Jennifer Kelly, John Lazarus, and Grace Thorn. Join us on Sunday, April 27th, 2014, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., to meet these talented artists and to view their extraordinary works of art, which will also be available for sale during the event. Come early, as this popular, annual event is expected to fill quickly! Refreshments will be served. No registration is required for this free FAMILY program. The Greenwood Lake Public Library is located at 79 Waterstone Road in Greenwood Lake, New York. For information, contact Kelly Corrado, Gallery Coordinator, by phone at (845) 477-8377 Ext. 108 or by E-Mail at kcorrado@rcls.org.
Apr 29 | "Music Makers Concert Series:  Revenge is Sweet!" featuring Wolfgang's Revenge,"| 6:30-8PM
to be held at the Greenwood Lake Public Library on Tuesday. Acoustic quartet featuring:
Apr 30 | Joseph Dans from Rogue Wave Creative will be back on | 6pm
Workshop on Developing Practical Marketing Strategies for Artists. This workshop will teach attendees how to evaluate customer needs and build a unique, practical and affordable guerilla marketing strategy for your art.  >From designing art that sells to practical public relations for shoestring budgets, the session will provide ideas for creatively positioning you and your art in the market for success. This workshop is free for Arts Council members and $15 for non-members.
Please call the Arts Council at 845-469-9168 or email jen@ocartscouncil.org ahead of time to register for any or all of the workshops. These workshops are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts.
 
All workshops will be held at the Seligman Studio, 23 White Oak Dr. Sugar Loaf.  If using GPS, please use Chester as the town.  Park in the back upper parking lot and studio entrance is in the back of the building. 
Apr 30 | Alcohol Awareness Month | 7-8:30PM
Join others for the 3rd Annual Town Hall Meeting on April 30 at Glen Meadow School, Vernon, 7-8:30pm for Alcohol Awareness Month. Have dinner and bond with your family as we share what everyone can do to prevent alcoholism and drug addiction. Interactive youth presentations and other very special guests will highlight this community event that brings Vernon together, encouraging health and wellness for all. Please RSVP, thank you. (973)383-4787 annmarie@centerforprevention.org or gemma@centerforprevention.org open to the public.
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