Art Exhibit: LongReach Arts’ Niches

Artworks in individual “niches” that capture the LongReach artists’ unique diversity of media and styles. The exhibit will run through 8/26. Closing Reception – Aug. 26, 4:30-6pm. Gallery hours: Friday-Monday, 1-5 pm. Event held at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St, Beacon. Info: 845-831-4988;;

14th Annual Woodstock Volunteers Day – A Day of Gratitude

In appreciation of the town’s many volunteers, with a live music on stage–often with the town’s musical notables playing–food and community catch-up. Volunteers are treated to lunch, their children and grandchildren are provided playful activities. Food & refreshments are available. There’s plenty of room to picnic and after dark you’re treated to fireworks. Held at Andy Lee Field in Woodstock.

Bradley Farm – First Annual Ferragosta Italian Festival (8/15, 6-9pm)

The team from Gustiamo will be headed up to cook authentic dishes with the best of Ray combined with the best of their products! Get ready for two pastas: Busiate al Pesto Rosso Trapanese-Caserecci and Pesto Verde Genovese and a Insalata Pantesca. $25 including tax and service, served with crusty bread. Advance tickets on sale now –
Also available NYS beer and wine on tap plus some special desserts. Bradley Farm, 317 Springtown Rd, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-8769;

Pet Massage Class (8/25, 3-4 pm)

Pet massage is a lot of fun. You and your special pet are going to love it! Workshop offers practical ways to relax, reduce stress, and calm your pet’s nervous system.
Thurman Greco, author of “A Healer’s Handbook” will be teaching this class to raise funds for the Patient Assistance Fund at Wellness Rx Pharmacy, Tannersville. Suggested donation to class: $10. Reservations not necessary. Bring a small blanket or rug for your pet to lay on. Class held at Wellness Rx Pharmacy, Tannersville. If you cannot attend this class and would like to send a donation, mail it to Wellness Rx Pharmacy, 5980 Main Street, Tannersville. 100% of your
donation will be used for the Patient Assistance Fund. 518-589-9500.

20th Annual Germanfest (8/18, 1pm)

The Ambassador Unit of Cypress Shrine. Entertainment by the Joe Unger Band
German bratwurst, hot dogs, and burgers, main meal of roast pork and all
the trimmings starting at 4pm. Beer, soda & wine are included Tickets $30 • Children under 12 w/adult free. For tickets & more info call
845-234-0923 or 845-399-6810. Please make checks payable to the Shriners Ambassador Unit
Mail to Shriners Ambassador Unit, 16 Dirk Lane, Kingston, NY 12401. Event held at the Robert E. Post Park, Town of Ulster.

Call for Quilt Entries

The Wiltwyck Quilters Guild invites non-members to submit quilts that they made by machine, by hand, or both, to be displayed in its biennial show, “Quilts in the Valley” to be held 10/6 & 10/7 at the Rondout Valley Middle School, Stone Ridge. Deadline for registration is August 25th. Info: