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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 13 | Sixth Annual Pumpkin Fest | 11am to 3pm
at Pine Island Park. Fall fun for the entire family.
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 | 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
Sunday, Oct 5 Applefest | 10AM-6PM
The Village of Warwick's festival featuring food vendors and crafts that focus upon the region's celebrated and healthy fruit, the apple. Music, entertainment, and fun for the whole family!
Oct | ANNUAL SUGAR LOAF FALL FESTIVAL | Artists, Crafters, Live Music, Cultural Performances and Lots of Great Food Abound
Every year, hundreds of residents from Orange County and beyond flock to the arts & crafts hamlet of Sugar Loaf for the annual Fall Festival. This free event set in the landscape of this beautiful fall scenery, celebrates art, crafts, food, cultural performances and live music each day. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy dozens of visiting vendors, as well as Sugar Loaf Village’s boutiques and artisans famed for their wide array of unique handmade crafts and creations – an ideal opportunity to get a jump on holiday shopping! Local restaurants will provide great food and tasty treats and performances will be conducted by area musicians and poets. Customized tours of the village are also available. For more information about the Sugar Loaf Fall Festival, visit the website at or call (845) 469-9181.
Oct | Open Studio Tour in Orange County |
Western Orange County includes the southern and western towns of Middletown, Port Jervis, Huguenot, (Download Studio list) >> Pine Island, Warwick, Greenwood Lake, Florida, Monroe and Tuxedo. Here you will find the lush and beautiful black dirt farming region, the quaint art and craft village of Sugar Loaf, and the awe-inspiring Hawk’s Nest scenic view on the Delaware River. This side of the county also offers community theatre by the Creative Theatre-Muddy Waters Players at Museum Village, professional theatre experiences at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, master classes in metalworking at the Center for Metal Arts in Florida, and the lovely Warwick Valley Bed and Breakfast. Get to know the artists face2face!
Oct 26 | Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Social & Installation of Officers at the PLAV
Oct | Greenwood Lake Trick or Treating |
2pm.: Chamber of Commerce Trick or Treating on Windermere
4pm.: Fire Department Halloween Parade Down Windermere
Oct 31 | Village of Florida | 6PM
Annual Halloween Parade begins at 6PM tonight (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, at 4:30 on Church St. At 5PM 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
Events elsewhere in Orange County and the Hudson Valley provided by Orange County Tourism.
Review events throughout the Hudson Valley Region, courtesy of Hudson Valley Tourism.
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