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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,

Snapology 2018 Summer Camps

Children use Lego bricks to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and animation in an open, fun, team-based environment. Camps are held in various locations in the Hudson Valley this summer: Uptown Kingston at Stockade Martial Arts; Wappingers Falls; Fishkill Rec Center; St. Joseph in New Paltz; & MaMa in Stone Ridge. Info & reg:

Now My Hand is Ready for My Heart: Intimate Histories (8/25, 8pm)

Through theater and dance, Nicky Paraiso explores how a community of artists adapts to aging, both individually and collectively. $15. Mount Tremper Arts, 647 South Plank Rd, Mount Tremper. Info: 845-688-9893.

Meeting Point: Benefit Dinner and Performance (9/1, 6pm)

Meeting Point supports year-round artist residencies with a spirited distillation of MTA’s mission: Join for a fantastical evening. Mount Tremper Arts, 647 South Plank Rd, Mount Tremper. Info: 845-688-9893.

Submit your Application – Catskills Youth Climate Summit

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County is currently accepting
applications from students in grades 7-12 and teachers in the Catskill region to attend the
2018 Catskills Youth Climate Summit. This free overnight summit will take place Tuesday-
Wednesday, October 9-10, 2018 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville.
The Summit gives students an opportunity to attend presentations and workshops on climate
change and sustainability. Additionally, attendees are invited to participate in group
discussions and activities that are designed to challenge perceptions, brainstorm solutions, and
discover new ways to live more sustainable lifestyles.
The Catskills Youth Climate Summit will include meals and an overnight stay in a Frost Valley
cabin. Schools are required to provide their own transportation to and from Frost Valley. The
number of participants may be limited based on funding.; 607-865-6531;

Woodstock Art Exchange (Fri-Sun, 11am-6pm) & Artists Reception (Sat, 3-5pm)

Glass and contemporary crafts. , Artist Reception for Rock’n’Roll Tarot by Margie Greve, and Found Objects by Dennis Galante on Saturday, August 11, 3-5 pm. Live music and tarot card readings. Free admission. Woodstock Art Exchange, 1396 Route 28, West Hurley. Gallery hours Fri-Sun, 11am – 6pm. For more info, call 914-806-3573.

‘Ahoy Maties’ Gala & Auction’ (9/25, 5pm)

Kicking off with Cocktails at 5pm, followed by a buffet and live music from Ian Flanigan. Auction including 40sailboats begins at 6:30pm with auctioneers Bob Siracusano and Ray Tucker. Presented by the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce. A third of the proceeds from this Fall’s auction goes to the Food Pantry, the Finger Fund and the Back Pack Program, another third goes to the artists and the remaining third goes to the Chamber, a portion of which funds two $1,000 scholarships to be given to two Saugerties High School graduation seniors. The sailboats can be viewed around the Village of Saugerties as well as on the Chambers website at Tickets are $25 before the event and $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Town & Country Liquors, Smith Hardware, the Chamber Visitor Center. SPAF (Saugerties Performing Arts Factory), 169 Ulster Ave, Saugerties.

Catskill Center Thorn Preserve Fundraiser

Calling all ramblers, runners, birders, picnickers, neighbors, photographers, & dog walkers the parking is a mess. An anonymous supporter has pledged to match the first $6000. Give what you can: CATSKILLCENTER.ORG/THORNPRESERVEPARKING.

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:

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.

Online Auction to Benefit The Cragsmoor Library

Online auction – visit Live & Silent auction held 8/18 starting with a silent auction at 3pm followed by a live auction at 6pm. Auction held at the Cragsmoor Volunteer Fire Company, 66 Sam’s Point Rd, Cragsmoor. Info: 845-647-4611.

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.

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;

Sensual Surfaces; Mixed Media Art by Marcy Bernstein (8/18-9/9)

The art in this show combines personal photos, painting, drawing& wax on re-used surfaces
to create evocative abstractions. Show exhibits through 9/9. Artist Talk & Brunch scheduled for 8/19, 1pm-3pm.

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.

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;;