Calendar of Upcoming Events

What’s happening this weekend? Looking for something to do? Check our calendar for the latest/greatest events in Hyde Park, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Milan, Clinton, Tivoli and surrounding communities.

  • 30/Tuesday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Pre-school painting class

      1:00 pm. Could your child be the next Matisse? Find out in this hands-on painting class for pre-schoolers. Free. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Seniors

      1:00 pm. Weekly meeting. Red Hook Firehouse, Firehouse Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • 'The Ethics of Captivity'

      4:45 pm. Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University will explore conditions of captivity and highlight what one can learn from a comparative perspective on human and nonhuman captivity. Free. 845-758-7393 or kyegnash@bard.edu. Bard College.
    • Kevin Cahill community hours

      5:00 pm. -7pm. Representatives from the office of Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill will be available to greet members of the community, answer questions, provide information and discuss any concerns that constituents of the 103rd Assembly District may have. 845-338-9610. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Japanese film festival

      5:00 pm. –7pm. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program. Free. 845-758-7808 or mendo@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Couponing program

      6:00 pm. Learn how to save money and improve the quality of your life during "Dollars & $ense", a new couponing group. Exchange coupons, ideas and money-saving strategies. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • College planning 101

      6:30 pm. -8pm. "How to Manage Finances in College" presentation. Free. 845-876-4030 to reserve a seat. Starr Library, W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Russian film festival

      7:00 pm. –9 pm. Sponsored by Russian/Eurasian Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7390 or ominin@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • The films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

      7:00 pm. Various films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • 'The Country Seat of the Astor Family: Ferncliff'

      7:00 pm. Tom Daley, local historian, will show a DVD and talk about the former Vincent Astor Estate in Rhinebeck and the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society meeting. www.townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org or 845-229-2559. Hyde Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1 Church St., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 1/Wednesday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Clermont Southern Tier Seniors

      11:00 am. Desserts will be provided by members with last names M - R. Live music. All area people 50+ from Southern Columbia and Northern Dutchess counties are welcome to join. Walk-ins welcome. 845-758-5758 or 845-756-2960. Clermont Fire Station, Route 9G, Clermont, NY.
    • Tech help

      2:00 pm. -5pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Parkinson's support group

      2:30 pm. -4:30pm. Monthly on the first Wednesday. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Arabic film festival

      5:00 pm. –7 pm. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7506 or dramadan@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • VFW Bingo

      5:00 pm. 20 games plus early bird, share the wealth and progressive power ball. AC, pull tabs, snack bar. Doors open at 5pm, sales 6pm, games 7pm. 845-758-6212. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Boy Scouts meeting

      6:00 pm. -7pm. All K-5th grade boys are invited to learn more and join Cub Scout pack 42. 845-758-5452 or hapaschal@frontiernet.net. Linden Ave. Middle School Cafeteria, 65 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
    • 'Cinematic Romanticisms' film screening

      7:00 pm. "Nosferatu," (1922), directed by F.W. Murnau and "Nosferatu the Vampyre," (1979), directed by Werner Herzog. Free. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
  • 2/Thursday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Conversational Yiddish

      11:00 am. Members of the community are invited to learn about the language that has given English many colorful and evocative phrases. Free. 845-473-0826. The Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Lyceum: Juan Pacheco

      12:30 pm. -1:30pm. Juan Pacheco is a former gang member who has invested his life working and volunteering as the East Coast Representative for Barrios Unidos, a youth violence prevention/intervention and community awareness organization. In his lecture, “From Gang Member to Pediatrician…What does it take?” Mr. Pacheco relates his sacrifices because of his gang involvement, including his freedom and a full scholarship to George Mason University. Free. The James and Betty Hall Theatre, 53 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Fun Food Fitness program

      5:00 pm. -6:30 p.m. Activities will include: a kids cooking adventure, Zumba dance party, yoga and karate. Children and their caregivers will meet every Thurs. through Oct. 30. $25 per child. 845-871-3600 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital Wellness Center, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • La Dolce Lingua

      6:00 pm. Attendees will be introduced to basic Italian conversation during this informal program. Every Thurs. through October 23. Intermediate level class every Thurs. at 5pm. Free. Registration limited to 15 people. 845-758-3241 to register. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Playwrights

      6:30 pm. -8:30pm. A creative venue for local playwrights to develop new works, from first inspiration to final production. hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Author event: Jack Kelly

      7:00 pm. Author Jack Kelly and period Revolutionary War re-enactors bring to life the stories in Kelly's new book, "Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence." Refreshments. Free. 845-758-3241. Historic Elmendorph Inn, 7562 N. Broadway (Rte. 9), Red Hook, NY.
    • Live music

      7:00 pm. -10pm. Every Thur. featuring Cathy Young. Free. 845-876-5232. Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 3/Friday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'Trees and Shrubs for the Autumn Garden'

      11:00 am. -2:30pm. Fri., Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Explore the identification and landscape use of hardy shade trees and shrubs native to the region. Rain or shine. Bring lunch. Registration: NYBG members, $135; non-members, $149. www.nybg.org/adulted/ or 1-800-322-NYBG to register. Bard College.
    • Italian Night dinner

      4:30 pm. -7pm. Italian Night every Fri. through Oct. 24. Menu: salad; choice of chicken parmesan, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs; coffee, tea, or soda. Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $6. Dinner will be served 5-7pm in hall and takeout begins at 4:30PM. 845-229-6111. Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 1278 Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, NY.
    • Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Audrey Niffenegger

      7:30 pm. In the second in a regular series of conversations hosted by Bard professor Neil Gaiman, best-selling author and artist Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) discusses time travel, Doctor Who, graveyards, taxidermy, graphic novels, pictures, books, and long-distance romance. Tickets: $25; $5 for Bard community. 845-758-7900 or fishercenter@bard.edu. Fisher Center, Bard College.
    • Friday Night Films: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

      8:00 pm. "X-Men: Days of Future Past," PG-13 (2014), starring Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Bryan Singer. Free. The James and Betty Hall Theatre, 53 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY.
  • 4/Saturday
    • Hazardous & electronic waste disposal days

      7:30 am. Dispose of photo, pool, and fertilizing chemicals, oil and lead based paints, flammable liquids, computer monitors, fax machines, TVs, and more. $5. Pre-register and pre-pay: 845-463-6020 or www.DCRRA.org. Town Highway Department, 119 Rhinecliff Rd., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tivoli Street Painting Festival

      9:00 am. -5pm. The village marks out and paints (black or white) approximately 150 8'x8' squares along Broadway St. through town. Registration begins at 9am. Live music throughout the day. sgezrati@gmail.com to pre-register. Broadway St., Tivoli, NY.
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2pm. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Community Rummage Sale

      9:00 am. -3pm. All are welcome to set up a table on the lawn to sell items. The Church will be selling clothes, housewares and other items. Baked goods and coffee available. 845-758-0657. Rowe United Methodist Church, 1376, Rte. 199, Milan, NY.
    • Fall Festival Plant Sale

      9:00 am. -4pm. The Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association will be selling hardy mums, asters, flowering kale & cabbage, ornamental peppers, perennials, and more. info@vanderbiltgarden.org, www.vanderbiltgarden.org, or 845-229-6432. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, 119 Vanderbilt Park Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Apple Festival

      10:00 am. -3pm. Annual apple festival with fresh apple pies for sale. Bake table, crafts and second time around tables. Lunch available 11am-2pm. 845-876-3727. Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Red Hook Village farmers' market

      10:00 am. -2pm. Local produce, pastured meats and eggs, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, wine, honey, flowers, jams, soap, and other products. 7467 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. Teen geek squad provides help using mobile devices for library and recreational use. Free. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -1pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Farmers Market

      10:00 am. -3pm. Bringing you the finest local fresh farm products, baked goods and artisanal crafts the Hudson Valley has to offer. A farmers market, run by farmers, on a farm. Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Intro to birding

      10:30 am. -12pm. Learn how use binoculars to spot birds. After a brief introduction we will take a short walk to see how many species we can find. Free. 845-635-8460 or plvprograms@yahoo.com to register. Pleasant Valley Free Library, 1584 Main St., Pleasant Valley, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Anker at Taste Budd's

      1:00 pm. -3pm. Live music. Free. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Deborah Dows Centennial celebration

      5:30 pm. -10pm. Centennial Celebration to honor the life and legacy of Deborah Dows, the founder of Southlands, on her 100th birthday. Cocktails, dinner, live music/dancing, luminaries. www.southlands.org or 845-876-4862 for tickets. The Southlands Foundation, 5771 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Author event: Barbara Ballinger

      7:00 pm. Ballinger will discuss her new book, "The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 5/Sunday
    • Spring blooming bulbs class

      10:00 am. -11am. Learn how to select, plant and care for spring bulbs. This class will introduce gardeners to the wide variety of bulbs that thrive in Hudson Valley gardens and offer design tips on where and how to incorporate bulbs into your existing garden. Free. www.hvga.org to register. Montgomery Place, 25 Gardeners Way, Red Hook, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Sunday Jazz Brunch

      11:30 am. -2pm. 845-876-0590 for reservations. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Food truck festival

      12:00 pm. Lots of food trucks, live band, vendors, and other entertainment. Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce. For more, 845-229-8612 or Gloria O'Hearn (Mr. Grumpy's), 845-233-1273, or Paul Chenevert, at 845-229-9336/email: oakgreen@optonline.net. 4390 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Artist reception: Yoram Gelman

      1:00 pm. -3pm. A reception for Gelman's "Integrating Shapes & Shadows" exhibit of black and white photographs. 845-876-0543. Montgomery Row, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Live music: Joe Tobin

      1:00 pm. -3pm. Local favorite playing several original tunes. Free. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • 'Downton Abbey' Deluxe tour

      2:30 pm. -2:30pm. Taking a cue from the popular television show, 'Downton Abbey', Staatsburgh will populate its opulent rooms once again with “servants” and “guests” of another era. Visitors on these special tours will encounter and speak with characters from the estate’s past throughout the mansion as they hear Staatsburgh’s story and listen in on the preparations for a busy weekend of entertaining. Admission: adults, $15; seniors & students, $13; children 12 and under, free. 845-889-8851, ext. 300 to make reservations. www.facebook.com/StaatsburghSHS. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Conservatory Sundays: Music Alive

      3:00 pm. Works by Tower, Saariaho, Wolfe, Oliveros, Higdon, and Tania León. Tickets $15-20. fishercentertickets.bard.edu/single/SYOS.aspx?p=312, 845-758-7196, or conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Fisher Center, Bard College.
    • Sunset Tap cruise

      4:00 pm. -7pm. Sail the Hudson and watch the sunset onboard Songbird, a 44 ft. sailing yacht. Craft beers, wine, artisan cheese, fruit, and other light fare. $150/person. www.grandcrurhinebeck.com for reservations. Boarding at 6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Anderson Center's 90th Birthday Party

      4:00 pm. -7PM. Live music and more. KellyDooley@ACenterforAutism.org or 845-889-9208. Anderson Center Campus, Staatsburg, NY.
  • 6/Monday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Italian film festival

      5:30 pm. –7:30pm. Sponsored by Italian Studies Program. 845-758-7377 or acafaro@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Yoga: Mind and Body

      6:00 pm. -7pm. Every Mon. through Oct. 27. $60 pre-registration. Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat. 845-876-7844 or ksignor@yahoo.com to register. Women’s View Health Annex, 107 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'Scandals of the Gilded Age'

      6:30 pm. Don Fraser, Mills Mansion Interpretive Programs Assistant, will speak on "Scandals of the Gilded Age." krcfunk@yahoo.com. The General Richard and Janet Livingston Montgomery House, 77 Livingston St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Railroad hobby night

      7:00 pm. Slot cars, model trains, airbrush, and more. 845-229-2338. Hudson Valley Train Station Museum, 38 River Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 7/Tuesday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Germantown Garden Club meeting

      12:00 pm. This month’s program will feature a presentation on “Preserving the Bounty,” given by garden club member, Ruth Tourjee. The presentation will cover the main points of dehydrating, freezing, and canning food from your garden. Refreshments. 518-537-4868. Kellner Community and Activity Center, Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY.
    • Conservatory concert

      12:00 pm. Conservatory students in concert. Free. 845-758-7196 or conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College.
    • Lyceum: Joanna Dreby

      12:30 pm. -1:45pm. Professor Dreby will describe how children experience being an immigrant and being Mexican differently depending on where they grow up, and also how increased immigration enforcement shapes the lives of children regardless of where they live. Free. Bowne Hall, Room 122, Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Red Hook Seniors: Marcus Molinaro

      1:00 pm. Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro will be speaking to the seniors at the weekly meeting Red Hook Firehouse, Firehouse Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Pre-school painting class

      1:00 pm. Could your child be the next Matisse? Find out in this hands-on painting class for pre-schoolers. Free. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Japanese film festival

      5:00 pm. –7pm. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program. Free. 845-758-7808 or mendo@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • The films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

      7:00 pm. Various films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Russian film festival

      7:00 pm. –9 pm. Sponsored by Russian/Eurasian Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7390 or ominin@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Bard College public debate

      7:00 pm. -9pm. The debate will feature Bard Debate Union members, Bard College faculty, and cadets and faculty from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Their topic will be, "Resolved: The fate of the world depends upon the success or failure of America's model of democratic self-government." Free. 845-758-7878 or cstanton@bard.edu. Bard College.
  • 8/Wednesday
    • AARP Meeting

      10:30 am. Speaker is Joe Ryan from the Office for the Aging with a presentation on "Successful Aging." Free. 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tech help

      2:00 pm. -5pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Arabic film festival

      5:00 pm. –7 pm. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7506 or dramadan@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • VFW Bingo

      5:00 pm. 20 games plus early bird, share the wealth and progressive power ball. AC, pull tabs, snack bar. Doors open at 5pm, sales 6pm, games 7pm. 845-758-6212. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Morton Movie Night: 1984

      6:30 pm. "1984," (1984), based on the novel by George Orwell. Directed by Michael Bradford. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • 'Soviet Montage' film screening

      7:00 pm. "Battleship Potemkin," (1925), directed by Sergei Eisenstein and "Earth" (1930), directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko. Free. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
    • Autumn Songfest

      8:00 pm. Singers from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program perform. Free. 845-758-7196 or conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College.
  • 9/Thursday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Conversational Yiddish

      11:00 am. Members of the community are invited to learn about the language that has given English many colorful and evocative phrases. Free. 845-473-0826. The Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Fun Food Fitness program

      5:00 pm. -6:30 p.m. Activities will include: a kids cooking adventure, Zumba dance party, yoga and karate. Children and their caregivers will meet every Thurs. through Oct. 30. $25 per child. 845-871-3600 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital Wellness Center, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • La Dolce Lingua

      6:00 pm. Attendees will be introduced to basic Italian conversation during this informal program. Every Thurs. through October 23. Intermediate level class every Thurs. at 5pm. Free. Registration limited to 15 people. 845-758-3241 to register. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Author event: Guillermo Fesser

      6:00 pm. Fesser will present his new book, "One Hundred Miles from Manhattan." Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • 'Your Spine and You'

      6:00 pm. Dr. Richard Perkins, of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, will present a lecture on a new surgical technique, spinal disc replacement, being offered at Northern Dutchess Hospital. Free. 1-877-729-2444. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Playwrights

      6:30 pm. -8:30pm. A creative venue for local playwrights to develop new works, from first inspiration to final production. hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • 'Eleanor Roosevelt: Triumphs and Tragedies'

      7:00 pm. Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin will talk on the behind-the-scenes forces, including her time here in Tivoli, that shaped Roosevelt into the “First Lady of the World” we know her as today. Free. 845-757-3771. FDR Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY.
    • Live music

      7:00 pm. -10pm. Every Thur. featuring Cathy Young. Free. 845-876-5232. Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Stamp club

      7:30 pm. A meeting of the Stamptrotters, a chapter of the American Philatelic Society. Phil Bruno at 845-758-6574 or pib39@hvc.rr.com. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Lyme Disease support group

      7:30 pm. Meets second Thurs. of the month. 914-489-1202. First Baptist Church, 11 Astor Dr., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 10/Friday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Italian Night dinner

      4:30 pm. -7pm. Italian Night every Fri. through Oct. 24. Menu: salad; choice of chicken parmesan, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs; coffee, tea, or soda. Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $6. Dinner will be served 5-7pm in hall and takeout begins at 4:30PM. 845-229-6111. Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 1278 Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, NY.
    • Heartsaver first aid course

      6:00 pm. -10pm. This course covers basic first aid for trauma and illness, maneuvers for choking victims and environmental emergencies. Course completion includes a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association. $50 registration. 845-475-9742 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Mark Rust concert

      8:00 pm. Singer/songwriter plays American "roots" music. Admission: $12; senior, $10; HVFG members, $8. 845-758-2681 or hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org. Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 1 Church St., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 11/Saturday
    • CPR AED course

      9:00 am. -2pm. This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child and infant techniques. Course completion includes a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association. Registration: $75. 845-475-9742 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2pm. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Red Hook Village farmers' market

      10:00 am. -2pm. Local produce, pastured meats and eggs, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, wine, honey, flowers, jams, soap, and other products. 7467 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Farmers Market

      10:00 am. -3pm. Bringing you the finest local fresh farm products, baked goods and artisanal crafts the Hudson Valley has to offer. A farmers market, run by farmers, on a farm. Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -1pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. Teen geek squad provides help using mobile devices for library and recreational use. Free. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'Downton Abbey' tour

      1:00 pm. -2:30pm. See how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining and how the Millses' daughter, married into the British Aristocracy. Tickets: adults, $10; seniors, $8. 845-889-8851 for reservations. nysparks.com/events. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Author event: Barbara Ballinger

      7:00 pm. Ballinger will discuss her new book, "The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 12/Sunday
    • Monthly pancake breakfast

      8:00 am. -11am. Priced According to Order – a la Carte. 845-756-2140. Elizaville Firehouse, 1575 Rte. 19, Elizaville, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Sunday Jazz Brunch

      11:30 am. -2pm. 845-876-0590 for reservations. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Author event: Peter Ackerman

      12:00 pm. Ackerman will discuss his new book, "The Lonely Typewriter." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Morton fall fundraising cruise

      12:45 pm. Check in for departure at 12:45pm at the Rhinecliff Dock. 

Cruise includes lunch, cash bar, and live music by Blue Gardenia.

 Dessert party to follow at Wilderkill. Reservations: $75 per person. 845-876-2903 to make a reservation. Rhinecliff Dock, Rhinecliff, NY.
    • 'World War I and the End of the Gilded Age' tour

      1:00 pm. -2:30pm. Staatsburgh State Historic Site is marking the World War I anniversary with a special exhibit and a special tour. The exhibit is devoted to Staatsburgh’s owner in the 1930s, Secretary of the Treasury Ogden Livingston Mills, and highlights his volunteer service in World War I. The tour explores how World War I brought an end to the extravagant excesses of the Gilded Age. 845-889-8851 for reservations. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, 75 Mills Mansion 6 Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Hoyt House autumn fundraiser

      2:00 pm. -4:30pm. For the first time in many decades, the public will actually be able to enter Calvert Vaux's historic Hoyt House and see firsthand the interior of his embodiment of the picturesque style of architectural design. AMusic will be provided by guitarist David Temple. Lite fare. $75 entry fee for the afternoon; $50 for present and past residents of Staatsburg. info@calvertvaux.org. Hoyt House front lawn, Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Demeter's Harvert: a musical showcase

      3:30 pm. -9pm. Showcase to help bring awareness to a goods drive taking place in Red Hook throughout October. Donations collected will go to local shelters. Featuring Jeromy Davis, Genevieve Faivre, The Virginia Wolves, and more. The Enchanted Cafe, 7484 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
  • 13/Monday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Alzheimer's support group

      4:00 pm. -6:30pm. Monthly on the second Monday. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Italian film festival

      5:30 pm. –7:30pm. Sponsored by Italian Studies Program. 845-758-7377 or acafaro@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Yoga: Mind and Body

      6:00 pm. -7pm. Every Mon. through Oct. 27. $60 pre-registration. Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat. 845-876-7844 or ksignor@yahoo.com to register. Women’s View Health Annex, 107 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Railroad history night

      8:00 pm. A monthly presentation on railway history, refreshments included. 845-229-2338. Hudson Valley Train Station Museum, 38 River Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 14/Tuesday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Pre-school painting class

      1:00 pm. Could your child be the next Matisse? Find out in this hands-on painting class for pre-schoolers. Free. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Seniors

      1:00 pm. Weekly meeting. Red Hook Firehouse, Firehouse Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Japanese film festival

      5:00 pm. –7pm. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program. Free. 845-758-7808 or mendo@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • ATC sessions

      6:00 pm. Meet and exchange your original art in the form of an ATC (artist trading card) with other artists every second Tuesday of each month. hudsonvalleyatc.weebly.com. RHCAN Gallery 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Hunting 101

      6:00 pm. Matt Merchant, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regional Sportsman Education Coordinator, will cover the types of hunting that are allowed and how to obtain a license, safety considerations, and how hunting relates to wildlife management in our area. Free. 845-758-3241 to register. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • The films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

      7:00 pm. Various films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Russian film festival

      7:00 pm. –9 pm. Sponsored by Russian/Eurasian Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7390 or ominin@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
  • 15/Wednesday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tech help

      2:00 pm. -5pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • 5-hour pre-licensing course

      4:00 pm. -9:30pm. Must have and bring permit to the class. Bring snack and/or lunch. $45. 845-758-2241 ext. 71351. Room 156, Linden Avenue Middle School, 65 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • VFW Bingo

      5:00 pm. 20 games plus early bird, share the wealth and progressive power ball. AC, pull tabs, snack bar. Doors open at 5pm, sales 6pm, games 7pm. 845-758-6212. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Arabic film festival

      5:00 pm. –7 pm. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7506 or dramadan@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
  • 16/Thursday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Third Annual Plein Air Paint-out and Festival

      9:00 am. -Sunset. The festival includes paint-out, "meet the artists" reception, exhibition, award ceremony and live auction. Participating artists will paint on location throughout the 250-acre artist-designed landscape during this event. The festival culminates on Sat., Oct. 18 with an afternoon cocktail reception and exhibition at 4pm, and live auction of wet canvases at 5pm. Thurs., Oct. 16 through Sat., Oct. 18. Free. www.olana.org/ Olana State Historical Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY.
    • Conversational Yiddish

      11:00 am. Members of the community are invited to learn about the language that has given English many colorful and evocative phrases. Free. 845-473-0826. The Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Math circle

      4:00 pm. -5pm. Led by Bard College students, to boost critical thinking and problem solving skills through math-based games for students in grades 5-8. Every third Thursday. Free. Germantown Library, Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY.
    • Fun Food Fitness program

      5:00 pm. -6:30 p.m. Activities will include: a kids cooking adventure, Zumba dance party, yoga and karate. Children and their caregivers will meet every Thurs. through Oct. 30. $25 per child. 845-871-3600 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital Wellness Center, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Cocktails at sunset

      6:00 pm. -9pm. Cocktails at Sunset is a community-wide party to raise funds for the winter lights which transform Rhinebeck each year. Cocktails, food and dancing to the popular music of the Little Creek Band. Reservations: $100 per person; $175 for couples. 845.876.5904 or info@rhinebeckchamber.com. Belvedere Mansion, 10 Old Route 9, Staatsburgh, NY.
    • La Dolce Lingua

      6:00 pm. Attendees will be introduced to basic Italian conversation during this informal program. Every Thurs. through October 23. Intermediate level class every Thurs. at 5pm. Free. Registration limited to 15 people. 845-758-3241 to register. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Playwrights

      6:30 pm. -8:30pm. A creative venue for local playwrights to develop new works, from first inspiration to final production. hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Live music

      7:00 pm. -10pm. Every Thur. featuring Cathy Young. Free. 845-876-5232. Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 17/Friday
    • Third Annual Plein Air Paint-out and Festival

      9:00 am. -Sunset. The festival includes paint-out, "meet the artists" reception, exhibition, award ceremony and live auction. Participating artists will paint on location throughout the 250-acre artist-designed landscape during this event. The festival culminates on Sat., Oct. 18 with an afternoon cocktail reception and exhibition at 4pm, and live auction of wet canvases at 5pm. Thurs., Oct. 16 through Sat., Oct. 18. Free. www.olana.org/ Olana State Historical Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY.
    • Children's clothes closet

      9:30 am. Free children's clothing. Donations accepted, no adult clothing. 845-337-1590 or 518-337-1590. Third Lutheran Church, 31 Livingston St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'Know Your Rights'

      3:00 pm. Bethany Hicks, Director of Albany Law School’s Labor and Workers' Rights Pro Bono Project, will discuss and answer questions about low wage workers’ legal rights, including the issues such of wage theft and employment conditions. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Italian Night dinner

      4:30 pm. -7pm. Italian Night every Fri. through Oct. 24. Menu: salad; choice of chicken parmesan, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs; coffee, tea, or soda. Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $6. Dinner will be served 5-7pm in hall and takeout begins at 4:30PM. 845-229-6111. Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 1278 Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, NY.
    • Story slam

      7:00 pm. Writers and storytellers with original works of fiction, creative non-fiction, essay and poetry. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Morton acoustic show

      8:00 pm. to 10:30pm. Before microphones, before amplifiers, before electric guitars, there was pure acoustic music. 845-876-7007. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff.
  • 18/Saturday
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2pm. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Third Annual Plein Air Paint-out and Festival

      9:00 am. -Sunset. The festival includes paint-out, "meet the artists" reception, exhibition, award ceremony and live auction. Participating artists will paint on location throughout the 250-acre artist-designed landscape during this event. The festival culminates on Sat., Oct. 18 with an afternoon cocktail reception and exhibition at 4pm, and live auction of wet canvases at 5pm. Thurs., Oct. 16 through Sat., Oct. 18. Free. www.olana.org/ Olana State Historical Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -1pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. Teen geek squad provides help using mobile devices for library and recreational use. Free. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Village farmers' market

      10:00 am. -2pm. Local produce, pastured meats and eggs, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, wine, honey, flowers, jams, soap, and other products. 7467 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Farmers Market

      10:00 am. -3pm. Bringing you the finest local fresh farm products, baked goods and artisanal crafts the Hudson Valley has to offer. A farmers market, run by farmers, on a farm. Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Young writer's workshop

      12:00 pm. -2pm. Workshops in preparation for NaNoWriMo lead by novelist Thomm Quackenbush. Sat., Oct. 18 and 25. Free. tivoliprograms@gmail.com or 845-757-3771 to register. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY.
    • Fall foliage tea

      1:00 pm. Enjoy a festive afternoon with fine tea and an assortment of homemade delectables. Also included is a tour of the Wilderstein mansion and 2014 special exhibition. Tickets: adults, $30; and children, $20. 845-876-4818 for advanced registration. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • "Meet the Artists" reception

      4:00 pm. -6pm. Admission: $10. Refreshments, live music, view the newly completed works on exhibition, and bid in the live auction. Wine reception begins at 4pm, with live auction of wet canvases starting at 5pm. 518-671-6213 or info@artscolumbia.org. Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historical Site, Route 9G, Hudson, NY.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Laugh Out Loud for Hunger

      7:30 pm. A benefit for the food pantry at St. John’s Reformed Church hosted by Hector Luiz, headlined by Joe Currie and featuring Davin. Admission donations: advance, $30; door, $35. Beverages and snacks. 845-876-6488 for tickets. St. John’s Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Rd. N., Red Hook, NY.
  • 19/Sunday
    • Hudson Valley ALS walk

      9:30 am. Walk check-in at 9:30am; walk starts at 10:30am. The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year. Refreshments and lunch. spattison@als-ny.org or 212-720-3042. Highland entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson, Highland, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 28th annual Gathering of Old Cars

      11:00 am. -4pm. Classic cars in a Great Gatsby setting during peak foliage season. 845-889-8851. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Sunday Jazz Brunch

      11:30 am. -2pm. 845-876-0590 for reservations. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Vanderbilt garden tours

      1:00 pm. Free tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Tours begin at the entrance to the gardens. info@vanderbiltgarden.org, www.vanderbiltgarden.org, or 845-229-6432. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, 119 Vanderbilt Park Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 'What You Must Know About Your Thyroid'

      2:00 pm. -4pm. Nationally certified nutritional consultant and thermographer Susan Bischak will discuss thyroid disorder testing, strategies, and connections to other diseases. Free. 518-537-5800. Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY.
    • Julia Bullock w/ Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society

      3:00 pm. Soprano Julia Bullock performs with pianist Renate Rohlfing. Tickets: $25. rhinebeckmusic.org/concerts/concert1.htm The Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Hudson Valley YA society

      4:00 pm. Monthly author event, this time featuring R.L. Stine. Free. RSVP: rsvp@oblongbooks.com. www.oblongbooks.com. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 20/Monday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'The Healing Power of the Personal Narrative'

      2:00 pm. Join memoir writing instructor Beverly Sloane and Allison Gould, Center for Healthy Aging social worker, for this two-part program. In the first session, Sloane will guide you in uncovering the stories from your life that want to be told. You will receive instruction on memoir writing and will have time to write and reflect. In the second session, Gould will lead a discussion meant to help participants reflect upon the process of writing their personal narrative. Free. 1-877-729-2444. Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6529 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Italian film festival

      5:30 pm. –7:30pm. Sponsored by Italian Studies Program. 845-758-7377 or acafaro@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Yoga: Mind and Body

      6:00 pm. -7pm. Every Mon. through Oct. 27. $60 pre-registration. Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat. 845-876-7844 or ksignor@yahoo.com to register. Women’s View Health Annex, 107 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 21/Tuesday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Conservatory concert

      12:00 pm. Conservatory students in concert. Free. 845-758-7196 or conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building, Bard College.
    • Red Hook Seniors

      1:00 pm. Weekly meeting. Red Hook Firehouse, Firehouse Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Pre-school painting class

      1:00 pm. Could your child be the next Matisse? Find out in this hands-on painting class for pre-schoolers. Free. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Japanese film festival

      5:00 pm. –7pm. Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program. Free. 845-758-7808 or mendo@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • The films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

      7:00 pm. Various films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 845-758-6822, cmia@bard.edu, or www.bard.edu/cmia. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.
    • Russian film festival

      7:00 pm. –9 pm. Sponsored by Russian/Eurasian Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7390 or ominin@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
  • 22/Wednesday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tech help

      2:00 pm. -5pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Arabic film festival

      5:00 pm. –7 pm. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program. 845-758-6822 ext. 7506 or dramadan@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • VFW Bingo

      5:00 pm. 20 games plus early bird, share the wealth and progressive power ball. AC, pull tabs, snack bar. Doors open at 5pm, sales 6pm, games 7pm. 845-758-6212. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Poker night at Sidelines

      7:00 pm. Texas hold 'em tournament, free to play. Sidelines, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook, NY.
  • 23/Thursday
    • Aqua-Aerobics

      9:00 am. -10am. Part of Hyde Park Recreation's fall aquatic programs. Every Tues. and Thurs. through Dec. 18. 845-229-8086, ext. 5 to register. Culinary Institute of America indoor pool, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Conversational Yiddish

      11:00 am. Members of the community are invited to learn about the language that has given English many colorful and evocative phrases. Free. 845-473-0826. The Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.
    • Fun Food Fitness program

      5:00 pm. -6:30 p.m. Activities will include: a kids cooking adventure, Zumba dance party, yoga and karate. Children and their caregivers will meet every Thurs. through Oct. 30. $25 per child. 845-871-3600 to register. Northern Dutchess Hospital Wellness Center, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • La Dolce Lingua

      6:00 pm. Attendees will be introduced to basic Italian conversation during this informal program. Every Thurs. through October 23. Intermediate level class every Thurs. at 5pm. Free. Registration limited to 15 people. 845-758-3241 to register. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Author event: David Shafer

      6:00 pm. Shafer will discuss his new book, "Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot." Free. 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Playwrights

      6:30 pm. -8:30pm. A creative venue for local playwrights to develop new works, from first inspiration to final production. hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com or 845-217-0734. Free. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Open mic

      6:30 pm. Music, readings and comedy, hosted by Justin Smith and Maggie Rothwell. Taste Budd's Cafe, 40 W. Market St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Live music

      7:00 pm. -10pm. Every Thur. featuring Cathy Young. Free. 845-876-5232. Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Stamp club

      7:30 pm. The Stamptrotters, a chapter of the American Philatelic Society. VFW Post 7765, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY.
  • 24/Friday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Italian Night dinner

      4:30 pm. -7pm. Italian Night every Fri. through Oct. 24. Menu: salad; choice of chicken parmesan, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs; coffee, tea, or soda. Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $6. Dinner will be served 5-7pm in hall and takeout begins at 4:30PM. 845-229-6111. Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Council Hall, 1278 Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, NY.
    • Kids’ Halloween Party

      6:00 pm. -8pm. Games, prizes, and storytelling at 7:15pm. Sponsored by the Rhinecliff Ladies Auxillary, Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad. Costumes encouraged. Free. 845-876-5738. Rhinecliff Firehouse, 17 Shatzell Ave., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • 'Hudson River Brick Makers'

      7:00 pm. Filmmaker Jim Ormond will introduce, show and have a Q&A session on this award winning documentary. Refreshments served. Local History Room, Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 25/Saturday
    • rUNDEAD 5k

      8:30 am. Anderson Center for Autism and Special Olympics NY's second annual rUNDEAD 5k. Registration begins at 8:30am and the race will begin at 10:30am. Registration: advance, $30; day of, $35. 2014Rundead.kintera.org/Anderson to register. Anderson Center for Autism, 4885 Rte. 9, Staatsburg, NY.
    • Hyde Park farmers' market

      9:00 am. -2pm. Every Saturday from June-October. Hyde Park Town Hall, 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
    • Hudson Valley Farmers Market

      10:00 am. -3pm. Bringing you the finest local fresh farm products, baked goods and artisanal crafts the Hudson Valley has to offer. A farmers market, run by farmers, on a farm. Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. Teen geek squad provides help using mobile devices for library and recreational use. Free. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -2pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Tech help

      10:00 am. -1pm. One-on-one technology assistance provided by teen geek squad. Schedule an appointment or drop in. Free. 845-889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Book sale

      10:00 am. -4pm. Books of all kinds will be on sale at bargain prices. All proceeds will benefit Red Hook Public Library’s early literacy program. 845-758-3241. Red Hook Village Hall, 7340 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Red Hook Village farmers' market

      10:00 am. -2pm. Local produce, pastured meats and eggs, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, wine, honey, flowers, jams, soap, and other products. 7467 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Artist's reception/demonstration

      12:00 pm. -4pm. Reception/demonstration by gallery represented painter and Hudson resident, Patricia Powers. Free. 845-758-2667 or info@equisart.com. The Equis Art Gallery, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
    • Young writer's workshop

      12:00 pm. -2pm. Workshops in preparation for NaNoWriMo lead by novelist Thomm Quackenbush. Sat., Oct. 18 and 25. Free. tivoliprograms@gmail.com or 845-757-3771 to register. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY.
    • 'Downton Abbey' tour

      1:00 pm. -2:30pm. See how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining and how the Millses' daughter, married into the British Aristocracy. Tickets: adults, $10; seniors, $8. 845-889-8851 for reservations. nysparks.com/events. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Southern BBQ fundraiser dinner

      5:00 pm. -7pm. Chicken and pulled pork, beef brisket, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and beverages. Take out orders available. Adults, $15; seniors, $13; ages 6-12, $10; children ages five and under, free. 845-758-6900 or redhookumc@hvc.rr.com for tickets. Red Hook United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4 Church St., Red Hook, NY.
    • Graveyard tours

      7:00 pm. -8:30pm. Held, rain or shine, every half hour, through October 31 every Fri. and Sat. evening. Adults, $15; children 5-12, $5. www.stjameshistoricgraveyardtours.com for tickets. 845-229-2820 for reservations. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY.
  • 26/Sunday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Sunday Jazz Brunch

      11:30 am. -2pm. 845-876-0590 for reservations. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff, NY.
    • 'World War I and the End of the Gilded Age' tour

      1:00 pm. -2:30pm. Staatsburgh State Historic Site is marking the World War I anniversary with a special exhibit and a special tour. The exhibit is devoted to Staatsburgh’s owner in the 1930s, Secretary of the Treasury Ogden Livingston Mills, and highlights his volunteer service in World War I. The tour explores how World War I brought an end to the extravagant excesses of the Gilded Age. 845-889-8851 for reservations. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, 75 Mills Mansion 6 Rd., Staatsburg, NY.
    • Natural Green burials

      1:30 pm. Dr. Suzanne Kelly, Vice-President of the Friends of Rhinebeck Cemetery and Town of Rhinebeck Cemetery Committee Chair, and Dick Hermance, President of the Rosendale Plains Cemetery, will speak on Green burials. Free. fcahv@fcahv.org or 845-297-7700 to register. Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • 'Despite Troubled Times'

      3:00 pm. Part of Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra's "American Portrait" themed 9th season. www.ndsorchestra.org/. Rhinebeck High School, 45 N. Park Rd., Rhinebeck, NY.
  • 27/Monday
    • Tatiana Rhinevault art gallery

      11:00 am. Rhinevault's art will be on display through Weds., Dec. 31. Free. 845-876-5232. 2nd floor of Smoky Rock BBQ, 6367 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Italian film festival

      5:30 pm. –7:30pm. Sponsored by Italian Studies Program. 845-758-7377 or acafaro@bard.edu. Preston Theater, Bard College.
    • Yoga: Mind and Body

      6:00 pm. -7pm. Every Mon. through Oct. 27. $60 pre-registration. Participants should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat. 845-876-7844 or ksignor@yahoo.com to register. Women’s View Health Annex, 107 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
    • Innovative techniques in spinal disc deplacement

      6:00 pm. Dr. Nick Renaldo, of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, will present a lecture on spinal disc replacement. Free. 1-877-729-2444. Daniel Z. Aronzon Ambulatory Surgery Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 4th Floor, 21 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY.
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