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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,

Oncology Support Programs offered at HealthAlliance Hospital

WMC Health offers emotional support, wellness and healing arts programs for people affected by cancer. Info: 845-339-2071;;

Volunteer Drivers Needed To Transport Cancer Patients to Treatment

The American Cancer Society needs individuals who can volunteer one hour at least once a month to drive a cancer patient to a local cancer center in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Orange County. Locally, the greatest need is for drivers who can pick up patients at their home and take them to treatment — even one time once a month would be tremendously helpful, according to Patrice Lestrange Mack, Communications Director for the American Cancer Society.
All drivers must have: A current, valid driver’s license, A good driving record, Access to a safe and reliable vehicle, Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access, & Proof of car insurance. To learn more about volunteering for the Road To Recovery program, visit

Community Playback Theatre at Boughton Place (12/6, 8pm)

Audience stories brought to life onstage. Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Road, Highland. $10/suggested donation. Info: 845-883-0392. Upcoming performance: Sunday, 3pm on 1/5/2020.

1st Art Opening – Uptown Gallery at Fair John ArtSpace and Music Salon

Gloria Waslyn curates first art exhibit in the new Uptown Gallery at Fair John ArtSpace and Music Salon! Featuring work from artists James Martin, Kazuma Oshita, & Sean Bowen.
Show exhibits for several months. Gallery hours are Tues.-Sun. from 11am-6pm. FAIR JOHN ArtSpace and Music Salon, 288 Fair Street, Kingston. Info: 917-697-6916;;

Hudson Valley Community Power

Q & A Open House to learn about how Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and Community Solar. For location: 845-859-9099;;

Gingerbread House Competition & Holiday Open House (12/8, 12-4pm)

Over $800 in cash prizes! The Elmendorph Inn, 7562 N Broadway, Red Hook. Visit to enter.

Art Opening Reception for “Sawkill: A Catskill Journey” (12/7 at 5pm)

The show features new works by Linda Lynton that explore the Sawkill River which runs through the Woodstock Valley. It includes oil paintings, pastels, ink drawings, and monotypes showing the landscape and natural features that stood out during her journey along the waterway. Exhibit runs through December 31st. Info: ASK, 97 Broadway, Kingston.

Athens Holiday House Decorating Contest (12/8)

Country, folksy, sophisticated? Lots of woodsy creatures, winter wonderland, or over the top bling? It’s time for the Athens Holiday House Decorating Contest! Sponsored by the Athens Cultural Center, judging will take place the week of December 8th. One specially decorated home will be selected to win the grand prize, a bountiful gift basket courtesy of Black Horse Farms. The prize winning house will be announced during the Athens Victorian Stroll on December 14th. If you would like your house judged, contact us by December 7th at 518-945-1956 or

Three’s A Charm Tricycle Club (12/8, 11am)

Refreshments and light fare will be served at the
December meeting and test ride the Hase Trigo and
see the new BerkelBike hand and foot cycle.
100 Plains Road, New Paltz.

Jazz at Senate Garage (12/7, 7:30pm)

Featuring Fred Hersch, solo piano. Info: or Rhino Records (6 North St). $30/adv, $35/door. Senate Garage, 4 N Front St, Kingston.

Poughkeepsie Galleria Announces ‘12 Days of Giftmas’ Holiday Sweepstakes

Kicking off the gift-giving season, for the second year in a row, Poughkeepsie Galleria has launched their ’12 Days of Giftmas’ Holiday Sweepstakes where lucky shoppers will be chosen throughout the month of December to win over $500 worth of prizes. Customers can enter to win twelve days of gifts donated by Poughkeepsie Galleria merchants including Auntie Anne’s, Hallmark, JCPenney, Kirwan’s Game Store, Macy’s, Trollbeads, Ruby Tuesday and more by visiting Poughkeepsie Galleria’s website. December 5 through December 20, excluding weekends, one winner will be selected at random to claim their gift from the store of the day. Info:

Billy Stephen (12/7, 4-7pm)

With Larry Packer, fiddle & Kyle Esposito, guitar. Billy has shared the stage with Pete Seeger and rocked out with John Lee Hooker. Backed by Larry Packer (The Last Waltz, Levon Helm Band) on fiddle & Kyle Esposito (A- List session here) on guitar, together they take Billy’s songs and Americana tunes for “A ride in the country with the top down.” Held over for the 14th week at Station Bar & Curio, 101 Tinker St, Woodstock. No cover.

Holiday Pottery Sale (12/14 & 12/15, 10am-4pm)

Stephen Fabrico Designs invites you to the Studio for a Holiday Pottery Sale.
and shop for some unique handcrafted gifts for the home and garden. Stephen Fabrico Designs,
76 Church St, Bloomington. Email: 845-331-4760;

Sign-up Now! Archery, Karate, Yoga, Dance, Sewing, Chess & Ceramics

Register online 845-246-3744, ext 156. Woodstock Day School, 1430 Glasco Tpke, Saugerties.

Mexican Mondays (5-9pm)

Mexican Cuisine offered: $5 Tacos $6 Margaritas Authentic.
Info: 845-679-5763; Oriole 9, 17 Tinker St, Woodstock.

Holiday Multimedia Open Studio Event 2019 ( 12/7 & 12/8, 12-4pm)

Do your holiday shopping from local artists! Featuring 25+ artists~many mediums. 77 Cornell St, Kingston.