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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.

Artwork Needed: Call for Artists-teens to Adults

Artwork needed for the Hope Rocks Music and Arts Festival exhibition on August 19th and 20th at the Cantine Field Memorial Complex, Saugerties NY. Illuminate the darkness of addiction and suicide. Please submit photos of your artwork with the theme of HOPE to
judydefino5@gmail.com.

Antique Fair and Flea Market ( 8/5 & 8/6)

Featuring 200 + dealers, free parking & food.
$4/admission, 65 + $4, free/15 & under
$10 – early buyers – Fridays before show
$90 Dealer Spaces available
Info: 518-331-5004; fairgroundsshows.com & fairgroundshows@aol.com
Checks mailed to: PO Box 528 Delmar, NY 12054
Washington County Fairgrounds, Rt 28, Greenwich.

Cragsmoor Bear Fair “Fun” Raiser (8/19, 2-8pm)

Line-Up: 2pm Opening Ceremony. Festivities include games for kids and the young at heart – arm wrestling, golf chipping contest, badminton, tug of war, & pin the bear on the garbage; 3–5pm Swimming pool open; 4pm Best Dressed Musical Mowers – enter the contest; 5pm Best Ankles Contest – enter the contest; 6pm Most Creative Picnic Hamper and tastiest food – enter the contest; 6:30pm Singing and storytelling; & at 7pm Raffle Winners announced. Penny social raffle (tickets $5, $10, $20). Food and drink all day. Bring a dish to share. All games and contests $1 per entry.Info: kwellspn@gmail.com. This events helps support the Bear Hill Nature Preserve in Cragsmoor. Raffle tickets available for sale at: The Rogers (57 Dellenbaugh Rd); Kathleen Muldoon (219 Hartshorn “The House of Four Winds”)& Bear Hill shed when open. Event held at The Boulders (167 Henry Road) Cragsmoor.

Opening Ceremony begins at 2pm. Festivities include games for kids and the young at heart – arm wrestling, golf chipping contest, badminton, tug of war, & pin the bear on the garbage; 3–5pm Swimming pool open; 4pm Best Dressed Musical Mowers – enter the contest; 5pm Best Ankles Contest – enter the contest;6pm Most Creative Picnic Hamper and tastiest food – enter the contest;6:30 Singing and storytelling; & at 7pm Raffle Winners announced. Penny social raffle (tickets $5, $10, $20). Food and drink all day. Bring a dish to share. All games and contests $1 per entry.Info: kwellspn@gmail.com. This events helps support the Bear Hill Nature Preserve in Cragsmoor. Raffle tickets available for sale at: The Rogers (57 Dellenbaugh Rd); Kathleen Muldoon (219 Hartshorn “The House of Four Winds”)& Bear Hill shed when open.

CD Launch Party & Fund-raiser Concert! Raise a Joyful Noise at Rosendale Theatre with Rene Bailey & The Saints of Swing (8/20, 3-5pm)

Rene Bailey w/the Saints of Swing will launch her first-ever gospel CD called Good Old Songs Also, the CD launch is a fund-raiser for Rosendale Theatre. Refreshments will be included in the admission, featuring cookies, lemonade & sweet tea provided by Bruderhof. $20/advance, $25/door – tickets can be purchased on line at www.a sample of the CD follow this link: lonepineroad.com/rene-bailey/. Info: (845) 658-8989; facebook.com/renebaileymusic/; info@rosendaletheatre.org; eschoelwer6@gmail.com.

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.

Open Call Exhibition at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Inviting artists of all ages to submit new and original 5” x 7” works of art to the sixth annual postcards open call exhibition entitled Picturing the Sublime at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. The exhibition will be presented at Thomas Cole’s 1815 Main House on 9/24, the same day as the annual Community Day celebration offering free admission throughout the historic site. There is no submission fee, and all entries that follow the guidelines and arrive by 9/5, will be included in the exhibition. Guidelines, entry forms, and complimentary canvases are available at the Thomas Cole Site’s Visitor Center. For more information visit thomascole.org/call-to-artists.

Roost Studios and Art Gallery Call for Artists

If you are between the ages of 21 and 39, this could be a perfect jumpstart for your career! Roost Studios and Art Gallery, located in the heart of the village of New Paltz, is opening its doors to showcase up-and-coming local talent.Apply now to be part of the Autumn Rising Exhibition at Roost Studios and Art Gallery–the application is completely free! Email michelleamichalko@gmail.com and alanacommando@gmail.com, including up to 5 digital images of your work, dimensions, and a brief artist statement. We are accepting any medium of art that is able to be hung on the wall. Freestanding works cannot be accepted. If your works are accepted, the hanging fee is only $50 for up to 3 pieces per artist. If your work is sold, a 40% commission goes to the non-profit gallery to help support the artist community! Deadline to submit: September 1st. Show opens on 9/28 and is open until 10/17.
Art reception will be held on 9/30.

Arts Mid-Hudson Call for Artists

This is an opportunity for artists to display and sell their work. There is no entry fee. Submit your work using this online application: tinyurl.com/AMH-Pop-Up-Galleries.
Questions? Contact Lilia at 845-454-3222 or gallery@artsmidhudson.org.

Summer ‘Pop Up Shop’ – (Three Artisans in one!) 8/26,9am-4pm

Featuring three local Artisans; CatskillMercantile.com, The Wood Turner 55 and Cherie’s Jewelry. An informal white tent event. Everyone is invited! Free entry, incredible work and unmatched ‘direct to Artisan’ prices. Held at 514 Rt 212, Saugerties, NY (1/2 mile off Exit 20 toward Woodstock on Rt 212.) Info – Phil Eberlein at 917-881-5061.

Monarchs in our Schools – An Exciting Teacher Training (9/6 or 9/7)

Elementary teachers, grades 3-5, are eligible for a monarch hatching and monitoring kit free of charge. The Monarchs in our Schools program allows students to partake in hands on scientific learning. Students will be able to see the butterfly’s life cycle right before their eyes! The free training taught by Andrew Randazzo, 4-H Natural Environment Educator, will help teachers become familiar with this exciting Monarch Monitoring Program. The training will share hands on educational programing ideas with each teacher. After teachers complete one training session, they will be given a Monarch Monitoring Kit and larva free of charge. To register for a Monarch Teacher Training Session, please contact Andrew Randazzo at 518-828-3346 x206 or adr73@cornell.edu or register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Monarchs2017_210 . Deadline for registration is Friday, September 1st.

Enroll Now! Youth Ensemble Theater Fall Program

Youth Ensemble Theater (YET) has added an added Teen Theater Ensemble. A pre-professional theater institute for 10 through 18 year olds, and engages young people in a dynamic ensemble process to create and perform contemporary cutting edge theater. YET was founded and is directed by Amy Poux, a former professional actress and director, Poux is the current Director of Education at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and a Rosendale resident of 15 years.Diverse and divergent thinkers are welcome. YET does not require its members to have previous drama experience – just an interest in creating and performing– and working as an ensemble. YET Teens have traveled to NYC Off-Broadway theaters to perform, while younger YET kids are supported to collaborate, find new friends, and think outside the box – using different forms of expression as part of their theater-making — like original video and recorded music. Each play is as different and unique as its members. YET enrollment is now open through the end of August and programs begin the week of September 14th. Each group is small – so spaces fill quickly. This year’s Institute will providetwo YET Teen Ensemble Groups (for middle and high schoolers), and one group for younger YETis (4th – 6th graders). YET takes place on the campus of High Meadow School at 3643 Main Street, Stone Ridge. To sign up or to learn more about Youth Ensemble Theater, go to the organization’s website: youthensembletheater.com.

Immortal Sisters Conference (8/25, 7:30-10pm)

Keynote Speaker Eve Ensler will present “In the Body of the World.”Women Only! Tickets $40!
Info: immortalsistersconference.com/presenters/eve-ensler/. Menla Mountain Center, Phoenicia.

Save the Date: Woodstock Sidewalk Sale (9/16 & 9/17)

Shop til you drop! Sponsored by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Arts. Village of Woodstock.