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Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Dogs

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. $95 and up; includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, and cone collar. All surgeries performed by appointment only; Also, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic for Cats( call for location and dates). $70 per cat includes spay/ neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim. All surgeries performed by appointment only; & Low-cost vaccine & dental Clinics available. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Pl, Middletown. Info: 845-343- 1000, tara-spayneuter.org.

Wanted: More Home Delivered Meals Program Volunteers & Drivers

If you’d like to help bring hot, nutritious midday meals to seniors who are unable to prepare their own, please get in touch with the Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555 or emailofa@dutchessny.gov.

Attention Hudson Valley Artisans

Roost Studios and Art Gallery on Main Street New Paltz will be hosting a festive Holiday Gift Fair event 12/9 & 12/10.
Need 10-12 Hudson Valley Artisans who are Interested in showcasing and selling their creative products in a setting that is perfect for inspired shopping. The vendor tables are 6ft long and will encircle the main gallery at a Roost. A great opportunity to exhibit your creative holiday gifts that locally made. Now is the time to reserve your spot for both days… only $35! Contact Karen.sawdey@yahoo.com; 845-443-6296.

Woodstock Art Exchange

The Hudson Valley’s newest and coolest gallery and gift shop. Featuring handblown glass, sculpture, jewelry and one-of-a-kind gifts. Featuring “Into the Woods” – photographs and digital images by Michael Friedman – thru 10/1. Woodstock Art Exchange, 1398 Rte 28, West Hurley. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6pm. Free. For more information, call 914-806-3573.

SageArts, the Hudson Valley’s Intergenerational Arts Project (10/21, 6:30pm)

SageArts, the Hudson Valley’s intergenerational arts project, is staging a new concert to honor women in our community. Carrying the Torch will celebrate eight extraordinary women in song and theater pieces who have fought for civil rights, women’s rights, and the environment. The concert will include a collaborative visual arts project created by young and elder women. Studley Theater at SUNY New Paltz. Info: sagearts.org.

Guardian Self Storage’s Annual Coat Drive (thru 10/31)

It’s the perfect time to donate those coats from the back of the closet that are clean and in good condition to those in need in the community. It’s easy and it can make a real difference for someone this winter. This Annual Coat Drive, sponsored by Guardian Self Storage, needs your help by donating winter coats (clean and in good condition). Adult and children’s winter coats and jackets, especially children’s and adult plus sizes are needed. The coats will be distributed to those in need to help them keep warm this winter. Coats can be dropped off at any Guardian Self Storage location throughout Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties. Coats will be collected from October 1st through October 31st. Info: guardianselfstorage.com;845-246-6900. Guardian Self Storage, 2902 Rt 9W, Saugerties.

Seeking Professional & Amateur Bakers for a Cupcake-a-Palooza Event (10/28, 1-4pm)

Judging categories include: Best Overall Professional; Best Overall Amateur; Child Baker (18 & under); Most Beautiful-Professional; Most Beautiful-Amateur; Most Original Flavor; Best Gluten Free and Public Favorite. To reserve a participant spot or for more information, contact June Henley at 845-784-1110 or jhenley@safe-harbors.org. Entry fee $10. Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway, Newburgh.

Greene County Council on the Arts Announces 2018 County Initiative Program (CIP) Grant Applications Now Available

Greene County arts organizations interested in applying for 2018 CIP funding should contact Kay Stamer for Guidelines/Applications at the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street, P.O. Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414; 518-943-3400; gcca@greenearts.org. For more information, see Grants at www.greenearts.org. Completed applications must be submitted for consideration no later than 11/18.

Saugerties Democratic Committee Buffet Dinner at Bella Luna (10/19, 5:30-8pm)

Meet local candidates. Entertainment by Alea — Jazz, Funk and Soul!
$35/suggested donation. Cash bar. All are welcome!
Tickets at the door or at Hudson Valley Dessert Company.
For more information call 845-246-1545. Bella Luna, 124 Partition St, Saugerties.

Yoga and Ayurveda Workshop (10/22, 2-4pm)

“Harnessing the wind ~ Harvest yourself”, taught by Seth Liberman. In this workshop explore the relationship between Yoga, Ayurveda, the Fall season and yourself. Ayurveda recognizes Autumn as a time of year when the wind element, or “vata dosha,” has a tendency to become aggravated. As a result, we often experience an increase in anxiety, stiffness and restlessness. Ayurveda offers practical ways to reduce the effects of out-of-balance elements through food, lifestyle, yoga and other self-care techniques. Ayurveda & Yoga offers an integrated approach to health, wellness and spiritual growth. We will discuss the basics of Ayurveda and vata dosha, learn to identify how vata appears in our bodies, minds and emotions, learn how to remedy imbalances, and do a yoga practice tailored this element. Simply by bringing awareness to how vata and the elements appear in our lives, we may come into closer harmony with ourselves and our environment. Bring a notebook & dress for movement.No prior experience with Yoga or Ayurveda needed. For more information about Seth Lieberman and this workshop, please visit woodstockyogacenter.com; 845-679-8700; woodstockyogacenter@gmail.com. $40. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

Color of Distance (10/21, 4-6pm)

By Corning, NY-based glass artist Jessi Moore. On display are thirteen of the artist’s extraordinary pate de verre creations. For more about the artist and the exhibit, log onto: woodstockartexchange.com/stockists. This is a must-see show, and it will be open to the public through December. Woodstock Art Exchange, 1396 Rt 28, West Hurley.

Benefit for Direct Relief to Help Puerto Rico, Mexico, Hurricane Irma & California Wildfires Relief Efforts (10/22 11am-5pm)

New Paltz Community Acupuncture will host a Relaxation Day benefit for the charity Direct Relief to raise money for their relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and communities affected by Hurricane Irma and the wildfires in California. They go where help is most needed. Offerings will include acupuncture relaxation treatments, 10-minute massages, and 10-minute Reiki sessions. The minimum donation will be $10 per service, but more will be gladly accepted as 100% of the donations will go to the charity. There will also be a raffle for gift certificates from local businesses and wellness services. Come by, receive some love and give some love! NPCA is located at 21 South Chestnut Street (Route 208), New Paltz. Info: 845-255-2145; newpaltzacu.com.

Antique Post Card Show (11/5, 9am-4pm)

Hosted by the Kaaterskill Post Card Club at the Midtown Neighborhood Center 467 Broadway, NY (next to Rite Aid). Special Exhibit Otis Elevating Railway. $3 Admission. Food served & door prizes. Info: 845-383-0061.

Red Hook’s Chocolate Festival (11/4, 11am-4pm)

Everything Chocolate! Featuring Chocolate Wars Cook-Off, Chocolate Bomb Skateboard Race; Chocolate Demos, Chocolate Olympics, & Live Street Music. Info: redhookchamber.org. Held in the Village of Red Hook.