Woodstock Giving Day (7/23, 8am-7pm )

A day in the life at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary on social media – log onto facebook.com/WoodstockFarm/. You don’t need a Facebook account to participate. Meet cows, goats, sheep, chickens, llamas, pigs, turkeys, and bunnies–and go behind the scenes all day on July 23rd, including taking a tour of our Med Barn. Line-up: 8am: Wake up with the chickens
9:30am: Breakfast with Sherman and Leah the bunnies;
11am: Meet Oreo–the bionic goat; 12:30pm: Lunch with Marsha and Harvey the piglets; 2pm: Behind the scenes at the Med Barn;
3:30pm: Free roaming with Angela, Ethan, and Michaela–and all the other sheep; 4pm: Want to see your favorite resident live at 4pm; 5pm: Cuddles with Beatrice the turkey; 6:30pm: Closing up with Colin and Woody the cows and a first look at our new pig barn. Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, 2 Rescue Rd, High Falls. Info: woodstocksanctuary.org, 845-247-5700.

In It’s 30th Season! Bard Sumerscape Festival

The 16th annual Bard SummerScape festival features seven weeks of world-class opera, theater, dance, cabaret, film, and music, including the 30th annual Bard Music Festival, Korngold and His World. Bard Music Festival weekends include orchestral concerts, chamber and choral music performances, panel discussions, special events, and opera in concert through 8/18.
See website for complete schedule at fishercenter.bard.edu.
or call 845-758-7900. Bard College, The Richard B. Fisher Center, 60 Manor Ave, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley

Held every Fourth Friday of each from 10am-12 noon. Group offers support, information, educational speakers, exercise, social interaction and refreshments for people with PD, caregivers and friends. There is no charge for this group. Contact: Nancy Redkey, 914-475-2793; midhudsonparkinsons.org. Meets at the Unitarian Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, 67 South Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie.

SST Shandaken Studio Tour (7/27 & 7/28, 10am-5pm)

Engulf yourself in a baker’s dozen of deep-woods Artist lairs. Green immersion and reward for those who Art Trek. New gallery spaces in “P Town” and a major drive-by Art Park in Mount Tremper. Pull over and get face to face with big art along the railroad tracks on 28 at Rail Explorers tiny railroad station between Emerson and Phoenicia Diner. Grab a Whole Arts Catalog for the inside scoop. Opening party at Phoenicia Arts & Antiques at 41 Main St in Phoenicia on Friday 7/26 6-10pm. Sunday will offer a Skinflower party on the boardwalk all afternoon, party will include live bands. Info: 845-688-2977; dave@shandakenart.com; dave@esopuscreek.com.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary Shindig (7/20, 11am-4pm)

Enjoy plenty of up close and personal time with rescued farmed animals! Sway to cool tunes from Five time Grammy award winning musicia Cindy Cashdollar, with Happy Traum and John Sebastian will perform all things Americana including blues, folk and pop — music that is world renowned and part of Woodstock music history. Indulge in savory and sweet vegan treats from Cinnamon Snail, The Green Palate, and others! Shop from vendors selling housewares, apparel, accessories and more! Inspire your advocacy with speeches from our incredible guests Anita Krajnc (Toronto Pig Save) and Michelle Carrera (Chili on Wheels). There will be educational activities for the whole family, like a free yoga class, a raffle with prizes, and cooking demos for those who want to learn new kitchen tricks. And you won’t want to miss the watermelon feeding for the pigs! Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties. Tix: $20/gen adm, $10 5-10 yr olds, free/ 5 & under. Info: 845-336-8447.

Break All The Rules – An Exclusive Tour with Sanctuary Founder Kathy Stevens (7/27, 11am)

Kathy is an author, rescuer, educator, and thought-leader in the vegan community— and she’s ready to take you on a behind-the-scenes adventure at Catskill. Come play with pigs, feed horses, walk through the barns, and get the all-access animal experience of your dreams! Tour begins at 11am. Additional tour at 2pm. Tix: $20, $8/13 & under & srs. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties. Info: 845-336-8447.Info: 845-336-8447.