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Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 309 | The Needlecrafters’ Club:  Crochet | 12-2:45PM
The Needlecrafters Club craft series presents Crochet with Jo-Ann Scherer on Wednesdays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, and November 6th & 13th, 2013, from 12-2:45 p.m., at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, which is located at 79 Waterstone Road in Greenwood Lake, New York.

Learn how to crochet with Jo-Ann Scherer, who will teach a variety of stitches, as well as how to crochet in a circle, how to change colors, and how to read instructions for making dishcloths at our exciting and fun, new club, The Needlecrafters Club. Join us!

Registration is required either in person or by phone at (845) 477-8377 Ext. 101.  Free program.  Seating is limited; early registration highly suggested!  For info, call (845) 477-8377 Ext. 101.

Oct 5 | Applefest | 10-4PM
Village of Warwick's famous anual event. Applefest began in 1989 as a simple harvest celebration to support the Warwick Valley Community Center. Named one of the Top 100 Events in the country, over 30,000 visitors now attend the one-day event, traveling from neighboring states to experience the extraordinary variety of Warwick’s apples, culture, and entertainment. The festival is produced by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Warwick Valley Community Center. Festival proceeds benefit these and other local non-profit organizations.

Located in the Hudson Valley Village of Warwick, New York Admission is FREE !

Features of Applefest: Over 200 craft vendors; Dozens of food vendors; 50 local non-profit exhibitors; Music & entertainment on several stages all day!; Children’s Carnival; Farmers’ Market; Walk to Village shops, restaurants & businesses; Apple Pie Baking Contest (slices for sale!); Fun for the whole family!

Oct 9 | Trees for Tribs (Tributaries) Workshop | 9AM
Sustainable Warwick is calling for volunteers to continue the work we started 2 years ago with the Trees for Tribs program on the Wawayanda Creek behind the Skate Park in Memorial Park. The work will involve removing invasive plants that have grown in after the trees were planted in 2012. This will help trees grow and improve this area as a streamside buffer to restore habitat along the Creek and protect water quality.  The potential kayak launch area at this site is a great opportunity and a possible future SW project. The day will include a short training and guidance from DEC staff at the Trees for Tribs program.

People who may be interested in signing up to help should contact Simon Gruber at, or 845-534-5622.  It will probably start at 9 or 10 am and last 3-5 hours, but people can come for any part of the day when they’re available.
Oct 9 | Children's Choir at St. Stephen's Parish Church | 4-5PM
WHO: Children in Grades 2 Through 8; WHERE: Church Hospitality Room; WHY: Because we love to pray and sing together at Mass!
We are preparing for our 1st Mass on October 12th. A schedule of all of our practices and Masses will be sent home with your child at our first meeting. Any questions??? Please call Mr. Yates at 986-0948
Oct 10 | The third annual Pink Friday, benefiting Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation | 2-9 p.m.
Friday in Warwick. Participating shops and restaurants will be donating a percentage of the day’s proceeds to Miles Of Hope, a nonprofit charity that funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley.
For more information, visit
Oct 11 - 13 | Sugar Loaf Fall Festival | 10am to 6pm
The Sugar Loaf Fall Festival is celebrating its 45th year! It is the perfect place to spend the weekend watching the leaves turn colors, getting a breath of fresh cool air, and enjoying the festival filled with dozens of visiting crafters from the tri-state region. For more info, visit
Oct 12 | Hudson Handmade | 9M-3PM
A select group of artisans from the Hudson Valley region, is bringing The Makers Market to the Railroad Green in Warwick. Makers Market, a new craft and fine art market, brings the highest quality hand-crafted wearables, jewelry, home decor, pottery, fiber arts, glass and more to the discerning shopper. Meet the artists and discover how all of the items are handmade with care and style. The Makers Market is located right in the heart of Warwick and is an easy stroll from the Warwick Valley Farmers Market. Come discover a diverse, well appointed place to shop on the following Sundays: Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, go to
Oct 12 | CANVAS 10th Anniversary & The Sugar Loaf Fall Festival |
The Sugar Loaf Fall Festival draws thousands of people every year, so we have decided to celebrate our 10th Anniversary during the Festival with a "Celebration of the Arts" on the front lawn of the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 12th from 1pm to 5pm. We are now in the process of lining up 8 performance acts for the four hours, which will be a benefit for the Performing Arts Center. It is a free concert.
Good will donations will be solicited. We have opportunities for vendors to have tables and sell their wares. The cost per space is $25 and the hours are 1pm to 5pm on Sunday. Because of the annual Festival, there will be plenty of people stopping by. Some will attend the four hour concert, others will be "dropping in" for part of it.
Oct 12 | Village Life Arts Series/Warwick Music Series | 2PM
Warwick Grove Neighborhood Center, 12 Cropsey Street, Warwick Two young and phenomenally talented musicians join to perform a memorable recital. Cellist Nathan Vickery joined the New York Philharmonic last September as its youngest member, and performs regularly in solo and chamber music recitals around the country. He is a prize winner in numerous competitions, including the Second International David Popper Cello Competition in Hungary and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Maurer Young Musician's Contest.
Praised in The New York Times as a young piano visionary with powerful technique and a vivid imagination, pianist Michael Brown is a two-time winner of The Juilliard School’s Gina Bachauer Piano Competition; First Prize Winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition; and 2012 winner of Juilliard’s William Petschek Piano Recital Award. Admission: $10 per person. Admission includes a reception with the musicians following the performance. Ticket proceeds will benefit the mission of Warwick Music Series. Space is limited – advance ticket purchase is highly suggested., 845-988-5274
Oct 13 | Sixth Annual Pumpkin Fest | 11am to 3pm
at Pine Island Park. Fall fun for the entire family.
Oct | RJR Memorial 5K Run/Walk | 10:30AM
Our 5K course is USATF Certified Course (# NY13110JG), is guaranteed accurate, and was measured by Brian Cavanagh.] Event will be on Saturday October 5th at Apple Ridge Orchards on Jessup Road in Warwick NY. Registration will start at 830am and the race will start at 1030am. All levels of experience are welcome, as well as dogs and strollers. NEW this year is our pre-registration which is available at the following link until 9/30/13: (pre-reg is also available by mail).
Every year our 5K supports a particular family (or families) in need. This year we will be donating to a colleague of mine - a young lady who is a pediatric oncology nurse who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. Thank you in advance for all of your generosity and support! I am looking forward to another great fall 5K at the orchard!! Thank you & please feel free to contact me with questions, Katie Rudy: 845-987-0797  Richard Jacob Rudy Memorial Fund.
Oct | Bellvale Community Annual Fall Festival | 2-5pm.
Hayrides, pumpkins, nature crafts, and other great activities for children. Light refreshments provided.
Oct | St. Stephen's Annual Fall Harvest Auction | 6:30-11:30PM
Church of St Stephen, the First Martyr. Tkts $25 pp. in advance, $40 at the door, which includes appetizers, beer, wine, dessert, coffee and tea. The evening will include a silent and live auction, door prizes, raffles and more. Tkts. may be purchased for this sell-out event at the parish office or school office. Please contact Ruthann DiMauro at 973-222-5226. or
Oct 16 | Hudson Handmade | 9M-3PM
A select group of artisans from the Hudson Valley region, is bringing The Makers Market to the Railroad Green in Warwick. Makers Market, a new craft and fine art market, brings the highest quality hand-crafted wearables, jewelry, home decor, pottery, fiber arts, glass and more to the discerning shopper. Meet the artists and discover how all of the items are handmade with care and style. The Makers Market is located right in the heart of Warwick and is an easy stroll from the Warwick Valley Farmers Market. Come discover a diverse, well appointed place to shop on the following For more information, go to
A concert by E’Lissa and her band. She is raising funds to cut their new CD. The cost of cutting a CD in a studio and produce the album is $10,000.00. The Glenwood Baptist trustees and deacons want to help them in this effort by hosting a concert in our fellowship hall on Friday evening at 7:30 pm. There will be a contribution basket placed in the vestibule for donations to help defray the cost. No reservations required. Coffee & Dessert will be available.
Oct 17 | Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center Presents: NOAM PIKELNY AND STUART DUNCAN | 8:00PM
Oct 18 | Greenwood Lake 90th Anniversary Celebration | 4pm
Grace Lutheran Roast Pork Dinner; followed parade (see below); then by 5pm GWL 90th Anniversary Celebration in CVS field.
Oct 18 | Greenwood Lake Trick or Treating |
2pm.: Chamber of Commerce Trick or Treating on Windermere
4:30 pm.: Fire Department Halloween Parade Down Windermere
7pm: Chamber of Commerce sponsored Haunted Trails 18th beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Oct 19 | Youth Theater Workshops - Thursdays through Dec | 4-5:30PM and 6-8PM
Paul Ellis, Director/Writer for the Air Pirates Radio Theater offers teen acting workshops throughout the year. Isaac Kiernan as Chaucer in Canterbury Tales. Cost: $250. Held at The Seligman Center, Sugar Loaf NY.

In the past acting workshops were offered through the Kings Theatre Company at the Lycian Centre. Classes ran throughout the year with an intensive performance program offered during the summer. The program is designed for serious students who are committed to the process of acting. The classes are small allowing for individualized attention. Workshops have included script study through the production of one act plays, improvisation, monolog and scene study.

The classes are held three-times a year; Fall, Spring and Summer. Fall and Spring Workshops are geared toward process and training. The Summer program turns to production and ends with a full play performance open to the public. In the past The Youth Theater has produced plays including The Canterbury Tales , Alice Project, The Hobbit, and The Living Newspaper.

For information for the next workshop call 845-469-7563

Oct 20 | Live Reading: Under the Milkwood | 5-7:30PM
The Amity Gallery is presenting a reading of Dylan Thomas’ Under the Milkwood, on October 20th 7:30pm. The Amity Gallery, 110 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick, NY; October 11, 10 to12 & 2 to 4 PM and by appointment call Linda: 845-258-6030
Oct 27 | Smokey's Tavern: Drink for Pink Event | 6-9PM
Blissful Bites Joins Smokeys Fundraiser Drink for Pink on Oct. 21 Celestial pink cupcakes from the gourmet Vernon, NJ, bakery Blissful Bites, and cool pink hair extensions from the Visions Hair Salon* in Someplace Special Plaza will be part of the breast cancer research fundraiser at Smokey’s Tavern, Vernon, on Tuesday October 21, from 6 – 10 pm. Gallo Wine Sales of New Jersey has teamed up with Smokey's Tavern for the third year to put on the fundraiser. Blissful Bites and Visions Hair Salon are two of Smokeys neighbors that are collaborating in the event. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Avon for a Cure.*
Pink hair extensions have become a hot item thanks to the Pink Hair For Hope campaign, which has brought together more than 1,000 salons and raised over $25 million dollars to fight breast cancer in the past 9 years. Attendees at the Smokey’s event can make a contribution to have a pink hair extension added at the Visions Salon. Jody Raffoul This year’s music for the evening will be provided live by the hugely popular Jody Raffoul. Raffoul has opened for major artists including Joe Cocker, The Allman Brothers Band and Bon Jovi. His style is described as a mix of Bono and Bruce Springsteen. There is no cover charge and reservations are not required – but donations will be accepted.
To help patrons Drink for the Pink the bar will feature Barefoot Pink Moscato, a luscious California sparkling wine, and Kinky, a naughty pink vodka-based liqueur with succulent mango, blood orange liqueur, and passion fruit. Pink prizes will be part of the evening’s entertainment. The fundraiser starts at 6 pm and customers are welcome to come color-coordinated with the event. For more information contact Smokeys Brick Oven Tavern, (973) 764-2600. Open Daily from 11:00 AM.
Oct 31 | Village of Florida | 6PM
Annual Halloween Parade begins at 6PM tonight (lineup at 5:30, depending upon the number of participants) followed by the costume judging at the Firehouse. Includes chicken dinner, dessert. soda, beer, wine and entertainment. Costume required, no one under 21 admitted. Cost $30. Florida Fire House, 19 South Main St., Florida, NY Call 845-651-1858 for details.
Oct 31 | Warwick Halloween Parade |
Parade lineup to be hosted by the REC Dept. and Lions Club, Lineup at 3PM; on Church St. At 3:15PM the children will parade down Main Street to the Railroad Green.
Oct | Halloween Bash | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for this kid friendly, fun-filled event at Warwick Assembly. Lots of activities planned such as: Putt Putt Challenge, Roasting Marshmallows, Indoor Bounce House, Popcorn, Hot Cocoa, Apple Cider, Coffee, Games, Prizes ... and yes CANDY! So after you've done with the Main Street Parade, come on over.All are invited. See you then. Address: 60 South Street, Corner 2nd & South
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