Events and activities September 2014 - What's happening in | Florida NY, Greenwood Lake, Warwick NY, Sugar Loaf, and Vernon NJ

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3rd Thurs Monthly | Parkinson's Disease Support Group | 1:30-3PM
Where: American Legion Hall 71 Forester Avenue Warwick, New York 10990 Next to Memorial Park Handicap Accessible Parking Available on Site Please use the side door on the left side rear of the building Topic: Call the number below for more information New Topics each month RSVP / Contact: Loretta Hutchinson-Lenihan, MS,CCC-SLP 845-986-4980
Sep 7 | Carol McManus Linos Club Labor Day 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run | 9AM
Warwick Middle School. Call 845-986-3054.
Now - Sep 20 | Renaissance Fair, Sterling Forest | 10am - 7pm
Tuxedo Park, NY • Ph: 845.351.5171Aug 10-11 – (10am-7pm) The New York Renaissance Faire, 600 Rt. 17A Tuxedo. Held every weekend and Labor Day.

Now through October | Pochuck Valley Farm & Deli | 9AM-4PM
Right now we have apples and pumpkin picking from 9 to 4 daily

Sep 4 | Spring 2015 Registration for Warwick Lacrosse | Now thru September
's Official, the SPRING 2015 Warwick Lacrosse Registration is OPEN!! visit
Sep 6 | Onion Eating Contest | 4PM
The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its Eighth Annual Pine Island Onion Eating Contest on Sunday, September 6th at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion at 4 pm. This event is held in cooperation with the Annual Onion Festival featuring 18 time grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra. The winner will receive a check for $100 from the Orange County Vegetable Growers Association and a plaque sponsored by the Orange County Farm Bureau. Registration is limited to 12 contestants. Pre-registration is required. The contest is in celebration of Pine Island’s 3000 acres of hearty onions that are famous throughout America. Contestants can register by calling Russell Kowal at (845) 258-4792 or any Chamber officer. For advance tickets to the Annual Onion Festival, you can contact: (800) 724-0727

Sep 11 | Warwick in the Gilded Age | 6:30PM
The Life and Times of Thomas P. Fowler, 1851-1915. Village of Warwick Historian Jean Beattie May will present a visual exploration of the life and times of New York railroad magnate Thomas Powell Fowler and his Warwick summer estate, Belair. Through personal memories and photos, May will explore the mansion and its landscape (part of which is now the Lewis Woodlands) as well as the lifestyle of Fowler and his family. Descended from Thomas and Mary Powell, whose record-breaking steamboats of the same name traversed the Hudson in the mid-1800's, Thomas Powell Fowler was a prominent figure in New York. His sons were close friends of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and are featured in some of Fitzgerald's writings. Click here to register:

Sep 12 | Open Auditions for Nutcracker Ballet | 10AM-11:30AM
Last December brought the premiere performance of the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center's production of "The Nutcracker." Co-directed by Lucinda Henry and Melissa Padham-Maass with musical direction by Richard F. Regan, the holiday classic was performed with professional dancers, a live orchestra and local dancers and adults from the community.

The show was a huge success, with sold out performances and raving audience reviews.
"(The) performance simply blew me away, especially with the live orchestra," said Peter Sivo, an Orange County resident, who up until this year drove to Princeton, N.J., every holiday season to see Tchaikovsky's masterpiece. "What a show! We’re there every year you put on this production.”
This year the Nutcracker will be held from Dec. 10 through 13 at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center.

Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at the following times:
9:30-10:30 a.m. for ages 12 and up (bring pointe shoes).
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for girls ages 7-11.
2 to 3 p.m. for girls ages 5 and 6.
4 to 5 p.m. for boys 
Call backs for selected dancers aged 7 and up at 6:30 p.m., with possible call backs on September 13.
Dancers should arrive 45 minutes prior to audition time to register and warm up.

Email <> to reserve your audition spot.Open auditions visit us at

Sep 12-13 | Spartan Race, Mountain Creek

8-10 Miles; 24-29Obstacles; 80 Minutes Fastest time. The Reebok Spartan Super: This is our middle distance course. With a longer distance than the Sprint and more obstacles, the Super will test your endurance, perseverance and grit. The 8+ Mile Super packs more than 25 Signature Spartan Obstacles through tougher and more rugged terrain. The Super is the test en route to your Spartan TRIFECTA.


Mountain Creek Resort 120 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462 Vernon, NJ 07462 Get Parking Directions | Mountain Creek Waterpark


7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Start Time: 2:30pm

7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Start Time: 12:30pm


Waves of 250+ racers will be released every 15 minutes.


YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted under the Race Day tab approximately 10 days prior to the events date.

Thursday and Friday Registrants: Your bib number and start time will not show online. Please go to the "Late Registration" line, at the Registration Tent, on race day to claim your bib number. Your start time will be within the Time Block that you selected. Please plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to that block to receive your exact start time.


Sep 12 | Annual Church Fair | 10AM-4:30PM
Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church, Sugar Loaf, 845-986-2823 or 469-4878. Crafts, baked goods.



Sep 15 | A Taste of Warwick | 6-9PM
Held at Warwick Valley Winery, featuring seasonal dishes from local restaurants, with local and regional wines. sponsored by Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. Call 845-986-2720 for reservations.
Sep 11 | Remembrance day | 8:30AM
Veterans Memorial Park; American Legion Post #214. Call 845-986-1290
September| Farm Art Trail Geo Tour | Noon - 5PM
15 artists partnered with 15 farm sites that are open to the public to create a Geo Tour combining local color, and local flavor! Visit all 15 sites, collect the secret letter inside each unique geo-cache, unscramble the phrase and win a geo token! Each geocache is unique, and designed by the artist whose works are on display inside the farm stand. You can sign your name to the sheet inside the geo cache to prove you were there, and find the hidden letter inside the cache. Each farm stand has a Farm/Art Trail sign. Find the geo cache within 20 feet of the front door or the sign. While you are there, pick up some fresh local produce and enjoy the great local flavors of our county!

How to play- 1. Print out the game sheet (PDF)
2. Follow the hints to locate each geocache on the game sheet
3. Collect the secret letter from each geocache
4. Figure out the secret phrase (hint: combines art and agriculture!)
5. Turn in complete game sheet to Wallkill River School to collect your token! (pictured above)

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; "Our Town" grants, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Also in partnership with Orange County Tourism and the County of Orange, and the TriState Geocachers. Featuring artist, George Hayes, at Scheuermann Farms, Warwick NY; and artist Mary Mugele Sealfon at Bellvale Creamery.

ST. STEPHEN’S ANNUAL TAG SALE Our annual Tag Sale is scheduled for the weekend of September 12. Donation drop off in the school gym: Thursday, September 11, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 12, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We will accept usable and gently used furniture, toys, household items, books, CDs, DVDs, pet supplies, lamps, sports equipment, bikes. We cannot accept electronic, car seats, cribs or exercise bikes/treadmills. Donation receipts will be available at the time of drop off. Sale dates and Times: Early Bid Sale, Friday, September 12, $5 admission, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., ADULTS ONLY (18 and over) Saturday, September 13, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., all items half price at noon; Fill-A-Bag for $4 at 1:00 p.m. For more information contact Mary Juliano at or 845-325-4638. Paper Shredding Event Have sensitive documents shredded while you watch. Sunday, September 14, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the school parking lot. $6/banker-size box. For more information, contact Karen Walker at or 845-544-4326.


| St. Stephen Church USED CLOTHING DRIVE -
Used Clothing Drive Our biannual Used Clothing and Household Goods Drive will be held following the Tag Sale. The following items can be accepted in well-tied garbage bags: usable and wearable clothing, men’s, women’s and children’s for all seasons, shoes, pocketbooks, briefcases, suitcases, backpacks, stuffed animals, beanie babies, pillows, sheets, comforters, quilts, blankets, towels, bathroom throw rugs, curtains. Toy cars, airplanes, action figures and dolls are accepted boxed, as well as bicycles. The clothing drive cannot accept books, CDs, board games, small appliances Donations will be accepted in the school gym/parking lot: Sunday, September 14, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday, September 15, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Donation receipts available at drop off. For more information, contact Mary Juliano at or 845-325-4638.
Sep | Pacem in Terris Presents: Matthew Rohde | 5PM

Sep 18 | Drowned Lands Historical Society | 7:30PM
The DLHS will be hosting a meeting at the office of John Ruszkiewicz off Gurda Lane.
Sep 18 | Raymond Hose Company of Warwick hosts the “15th Annual Golf Classic” | 12pm
at Hickory Hill Golf Course, located at 156 Rt. 17A in Warwick.  For info call (845) 986-4644.

Sep 19 | Sugar Loaf PAC Nutcracker Parents Meeting | 3PM
We are very excited about this year's Nutcracker. The letters with your child's roles are in the mail and you should receive them tomorrow or
Thursday. Please note that the parent orientation meeting will at 3pm THIS SATURDAY (September 19th) at the SLPAC pavilion.

We will also have a short rehearsal for Polichinelles following the meeting, until 4:30, and then Angels will rehearse from 4:30-5:30.

All dancers should come to the orientation, as we will be measuring them for their costumes. We will also have a full rehearsal schedule
available at that time.

Please bring your signed agreement (enclosed in recent letter) and your performance fee of $150 (check written to Sugar Loaf Performing Arts
Center).Thank you again and see you Saturday.

Sep 19-20 | Oktoberfest, 12-9PM
Get your leiderhosen out for the #1 Oktoberfest in the Northeast on September 20th and 21st! Enjoy tons of carnival rides & games, along with wacky contests, pony rides & sumo wrestling. Feast on delicious roast pig and knockwurst paired with authentic german beer. Kick up your heels to 18-time Grammy Award-Winner Jimmy Sturr & his orchestra with special guest Chris Caffery of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. It is going to be better than ever! Enjoy tons of carnival games, pony rides, sumo wrestling, and whacky contests! Feast on delicious BBQ paired with awesome beers, plus enjoy Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra along with other kickin' bands.
Sep 20 | Country Roads Bicycle Tour
The Orange County Country Roads Fall Foliage 2014 Bicycle Benefit Tour - Sunday, September 14, starting at Warwick High School - 10, 21, 42 and 63 mile scenic rides! Benefiting Catholic Charities of Orange County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC and The Sanctuary of Animals. Registration can be found at For questions, please e-mail or call 845-492-6331.
Sep 20 | Lewis Woodlands Plein Air |
For anyone planning on attending Lewis Woodlands En Plein Air Painting September 20th: due to the delay in daffodil bulbs being shipped from
Holland, this activity will be postponed until October. Please watch here for a date.Thank you
Sep 25 | Parents Run AMOC Special Olympics Team for training | 7PM
The Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. in collaboration with Parents Run AMOC (Autism Move A Thon in Orange County) announces that the Warwick Valley School District will host the Parents Run AMOC Special Olympics Team for training. The Warwick Valley School District in conjunction with Pupil Personnel Director, M. Chris Fox, Athletic Director, Greg Sirico, and parents have recognized the need for students with developmental disabilities to have a venue to pursue athletic interests and improve their physical development. The school district has offered the Parents Run AMOC’s Special Olympics team use of their facilities to be able to train on an on-going basis.
Parents Run AMOC works in partnership with the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. and raises funds to offer financial assistance to local families living with autism spectrum disorders in Orange County. In addition, they strive to promote awareness and community integration for individuals and families affected by autism. Their Special Olympic team is just one way that they encourage individuals and families to become integrated into their communities.
The Special Needs community is invited to participate in this year’s Special Olympics. A team is in the process of being formed.
What is needed:
Athletes — Students from the ages of 8 and above living in Orange County who have a developmental disability. Eligibility will be extended to an athlete whose school district does not host a team or are transported out of district. Additionally, we hope to participate in Unified Events at the Special Olympics which means we are also encouraging students who do not have a developmental disability to train and participate with us in the Special Olympics.

Parents — Each special athlete must have a parent or guardian present at each practice, event, and competition to support your child.
Coaches — Anyone with a passion for working with special athletes and are willing to receive training to become a certified Special Olympics coach, would be a great asset to our team. Information will be provided at our first meeting regarding how to become a coach.

Volunteers — We can always use volunteers to help motivate the athletes, organize events, train with the athletes and just be a friend. An informational meeting will take place on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy C. Wilson Building (Warwick Valley Middle School) Community Room.

For further information or if you are interested in participating, email Jessica Duggins at or Lisa Currao at

Sep 25 | COLUMBUS COUNCIL 4952 Sponsoring the 3rd Annual Stanley “Hack” Meduski Memorial Golf Outing | 10AM
Friday, September 25, 2014 Warwick Valley Country Club, Oakland Ave-nue Warwick, NY; 845-986-9609 10:00 am. Registration Starts; 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start; 5:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards; 18 Holes-Scramble; $130 per Golfer; Includes: Green fees, Cart, Continental Break-fast & Hot Buffet Dinner, Hot dogs, Burgers and Chips, Beer and soda available on the turn; Hospitality Cart on the Course, 50/50 Raffle & Giveaways; Prizes for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin
NEW THIS YEAR! $50,000 Hole in One Prize—Hole #14; Nike Irons, a Kindle Fire HDX or $500 Visa Gift Card; Prize for Holes in One on any other Par 3; Every Participant receives a Coupon good for a FREE golf club (Limited to the first 72 Golfers to Register). Please make checks payable to: Warwick Valley K of C Council #4952; Mail to: PO Box 325, Warwick, NY 10990. Must be received by September 22, 2014. Proceeds from this event in Hack’s memory will help support the charita-ble works of the Warwick Valley K of C, Council 4952 per-formed throughout the Warwick Community. For additional information contact: Jack Ellis, 845-986-1405; E-mail: Al Castagna, 845-986-5581; E-mail:
Sep 26 | Greenwood Lake 90th Anniversary and Bed Race | 12 noon;
followed by celebration of Village 90th anniversary
Sep 26 | East Arm Rowing Regatta - Greenwood Lake
Our 4K or 8K Tail of the Fox regatta (head race) will be open to any sweep or sculling rowers, as well as kayakers, canoeists, and dragon boaters, and will include varied distances. Online registrations will be handled through Regatta Central. If you find you need further assistance please E-mail, You may also call the boathouse at 845-477-3076 and leave a message clearly stating Sep 29 Regatta.
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