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A Few Of My Favorite Things
Dated: December 4 2012
This holiday season abounds with many lovely events for families and friends alike. There really IS something for everyone!. I will let them unfold chronologically so that it is easier for you to pick and choose.
The Volunteer Counseling Services (VCS) of New City is sponsoring the film: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker on December 6, 2012 at the Nyack Library from 6;30- 9:30pm- co-sponsored by Rivertown Film. Contact Diane Pacarello @1- 845-358-3370 xt 244 or go to nyacklibrary.org, tele #: 1-845-358-3370. Or go to www.vcs-inc.org, tele#: 1-845-634-5729. The VCS is looking for a focus group for the screening of this film.
You may have missed the Fellowship Communities Christmas Sale and Holiday Festival, but for all of you yarn and fiber fans, the Fiber Craft Studio will hold an Open Studio on December 7, 2012 from 2;30- 4:30 pm on wool preparation/spinning in the Craft Studio, Orchard House next to Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge. Park on Orchard Lane. For more info go to email@example.com or call 1-845-425-2891.
Next up is the annual Tibetian Home of Hope Winter Fundraiser. If you find enough free things to do, you can take some of your savings and go to the Fundraiser on Friday December 7 from 2:00 - 7:00 pm and Saturday December 8 from 10:00 - 4:00 pm at the Palisades Community Center on Oak Tree Road in Palisades, New York. There will be beautiful items for sale as well as delicious food made by Tashi Dolma and all of the money raised goes directly to the orphanage in Tibet. Go to www.TibetianHomeofHope.org for more information.
Also on December 7 at 7:30 pm (Free!),The Dennis P. McHugh Public Library in Piermont will be hosting Monty Python's Life of Brian presented by the First Friday Film Series. For adults - a irreverently funny look at life and religion. For more info on this and other events go to piermontlibrary.org
For a family friendly St. Nicholas Day Program, bring the kids and come to the Historical Society of Rockland County's Jacob Blauvelt House @20 Zukor Road in New City on December 8th and 9th. Pre-paid reservations are required: $5.00 per person and refreshments will be served. Ticket price includes admission to the 37th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse and Art Exhibition, Programs are scheduled for 11:00 am, 12:15 pm and 1:30 pm and will start promptly on time. The event includes St. Nicholas, special treats and a horse! Go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call HSRC @ 845-634-9629.
In keeping with my interest in farmers markets and healthy food, Eiren Graver of the Fellowship Community in Chestnut Ridge will be giving a cooking class, the first in a series: Traditional Food Wisdom. You may choose to cook with Eiren on either Sunday December 9th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm or Wednesday December 12th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. There is a $40.00 fee, but you get to eat what you make! and share Fellowship! Go to email@example.com or look up www.fellowshipcommunity.org,in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.
On December 13th the Dennis P. McHugh Public Library in Piermont invites you to join Nancy for a winter time crafts experience for children from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Go to piermontlibrary.org for more information on events for children.
Spend an enchanted evening at the historic Jacob Blauvelt House (see above for contact info) for their very special CandleLight Tours on December 16th. Reservations are required. Admission is $10.00, $8.00 HSRC members and $5.00 for children and includes admission to the Miniature, Dollhouse and Art Exhibition as well. This lovely home will be illuminated with candlelight and lanterns, fragrant with traditional sweets and decorated with festive greenery. Experience Dutch-American Holiday Traditions of the 1830's with docents dressed in period costumes and with local flutist Jacquelyn Drechsler who will be performing music of the period as well as leading a traditional sing-a-long. The tour times are are planned for 7:30, 8:30 or 9:00 pm. Seasonal refreshments will be served.
Saving the best for last, do not miss seeing local painter Frances Wells's artwork currently showing at The Corner Frame Shop, 40 S. Franklin Street in Nyack. Frances is well known for her sensitive Hudson River scapes. Frances says that she is captivated by the beauty and luminosity of the river and it's valley. And I feel that she captures the essence of that beauty perfectly. Her show is up through December and you will be sorry if you miss it! Call Hal Parker, Prop. @ 845-727-1240 or go to thecornerframeshop.com
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