Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stone Ridge Library Concert: December 11, 2010

From Rokki Carr:

Saturday, December 11, 2010
3:00 pm - Marbletown Reformed Church

The Stone Ridge Library will host a free Holiday Concert of Traditional International Holiday Music performed by students in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program of the Bard College Conservatory of Music on Saturday, December 11 at 3:00 PM in the Marbletown Reformed Church, Main Street in Stone Ridge.

Performers include Julia Bullock and Ilana Zarankin, sopranos and Christina Lalog, pianist. The program will include a variety of familiar and lesser known works representing all traditions. A dessert buffet will follow the performance. All are welcome.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Take Action - Nuclear Arms Verification START Treaty

From AAUW member Dolores LaChance:




The Senate is currently considering ratification of the new START Treaty.

The goals of the START Treaty, to reach a near term reduction of nuclear weapons with mutually agreed verification, will make for a stable strategic relationship between the two nations.This would be the first arms control treaty between the United States and Russia in a decade.

The START treaty calls for regular inspections and timely exchanges of information regarding nuclear arsenals. It would not only reduce the number of deployed nuclear weapons in both the United States and Russia but could also influence other nations to follow suit.

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations passed the new START Treaty by a bipartisan vote in September 2010 after months of hearings and support from high ranking members of the previous seven administrations.

The Senate should ratify new START
.
 TAKE ACTION

1. Tell your Senators to ratify the new START Treaty

2. Send this alert to other concerned citizens – your grassroots network, your friends, neighbors and coworkers. Encourage them to contact their Senators today!


BACKGROUND

  • Learn more about what the League is doing on Arms Control.
  • Sign up to receive League of Women Voters Action Alerts directly by email. Don’t miss an opportunity to take action! It’s easy to sign up and the League will never share your email with others.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Support Group: for Women Coping with a Loss

MHA: the Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc presents

Women & Loss
A FREE Support Group in Kingston

Wednesdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
October 27, 2010 - November 24, 2010

For Women Seeking Support & Comfort
In Coping With A Loss Of Any Kind Including:
~ The Loss of A Job
~ The Loss of A Family Pet
~ The Loss of Self-Identity
~ The Death of A Loved One
~ The Loss of a Partner (due to Separation, Break-up or Divorce)

Registration is Required. Please call (845) 339-9090 Ext. 115
Feel free to post or distribute the attached flyer.

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10/19/10: GASLAND at UUCC Kingston

If you haven't seen GASLAND yet,
get thee to the UUCC tonight! --

7 PM on Tuesday, October 19
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills
320 Sawkill Road
Kingston, NY

Sponsored by the Social Action Committee of UUCC
as part of its Issues Of Our Times series. Free admission.
For more information, call Paula at 845-679-2821.

Monday, October 18, 2010

10/18/10: NYS Gubernatorial Debate


Tonight at 7 PM:
Watch the first-ever NYS Gubernatorial Debate
live — on your TV or online.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Blog Action Day Post: Water

Ashokan Reservoir FishingImage via Wikipedia
Unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
Water: 38,000 Children a Week: Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions.
More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets. This means that sewage spills into rivers and streams, contaminating drinking water and causing disease.

Living here in the Catskills, it's hard to believe that clean, fresh water could be a problem anywhere. Of course, I know that it is a problem. The facts  speak for themselves.

But, I also know that fixing this problem is within our grasp. Here are some water solutions posted on the Blog Action Day site.

Water solutions:
The good news is that there are great organizations working on solutions and new tools that empower people to do their part to address the water crisis.
  • Building Wells: Organizations like Water.org and charity: water are leading the charge in bringing fresh water to communities in the developing world.
  • Technology for Good: Do you want to measure how much water it took to make your favorite foods? There’s an app for that. More Info »
  • Conservation Starts at Home: The average person uses 465 liters of water per day. Find out how much you use and challenge your readers to do that same. More Info »
  • Keeping Rivers Clean: We can all take small steps to help keep pollution out of our rivers and streams, like correctly disposing of household wastes. More Info »
  • Drop the Bottle: Communities around the world are taking steps to reduce water bottle waste by eliminating bottled water.More Info »

We can also take a big step toward protecting our water by passing legislation to stop hydrofraking. Watch Gasland and contact your elected representatives.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Now showing: GASLAND at Upstate Films

If you haven't seen GASLAND yet, here's your chance! It's showing this week - Tues (10/5), Wed. (10/6), and Thurs. (10/7) at 5:45 PM and 8 PM - at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

9/23/10: Public hearing on NYS DEC's State Forest Management Plan


Public hearing tonight (9/23):
6:30 to 9:30 PM
DEC Region 3 Headquarters
Main Conference Room
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wanted: 20 volunteers to train

ULALogo[1] The Ulster Literacy Association has a growing waiting list of eager adult students. We hope to attract 20 new volunteers for our upcoming 18-hour training class.

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Here are the dates for the training:

Day One           Thursday, October 7, 5:30-8:30 pm

 Day Two         Sat., October 16, 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Day Three        Sat., October 23, 9:00 am-4:30 pm

The training will take place at 480 Aaron Court in Kingston, New York. And now, you can register online!

www.ulsterliteracy.org

Ulster Literacy Association, 480 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401  (845) 331-6837 – office

Our mission is to provide adults with effective programs in reading, writing and communication skills necessary for them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Staying in Place Presents NYT’s Jane Brody, Sept. 26th

From branch member Amy Godes:

small.headshot[1]Hear Jane Brody In Woodstock

The senior  support group, Staying In Place, a not-for-profit membership organization which helps people (50+) remain in their own homes as they grow older, is having a free public meeting on  Sunday, September 26th, at 3:00 p.m., at the Woodstock Rescue Squad building on route 212. 

Guide-to-the-Great-Beyond[1] The guest speaker will be JANE BRODY, best-selling author and NEW YORK TIMES Personal Health writer, who will talk about her latest book, JANE BRODY’S GUIDE TO THE GREAT BEYOND.  The book, a discussion of end-of-life issues, will be for sale and will be signed by the author.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit stayinginplace.org or SIPsoapbox.blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Bus Trips

To reserve, call ViVi at 845-331-0155 or write vvhlavsa@aol.com, then send your check, made out to AAUW-Kingston Branch, to ViVi Hlavsa, 191 Lapla Rd, Kingston NY 12401.  And tell your friends!

Corning Glass Museum

Monday, September 20th

Home to the world's most celebrated collection of glass and featuring an exhibit of Tiffany works.  Showcasing more than 3,500 years of glass and contemporary designs, the Museum offers an interactive look at new discoveries in glass and includes a live narrated demonstration of hot glassblowing.

Leaving at 8 AM and returning (with a stop for supper) at 8 PM.

Cost:  $59 including bus, driver tip and museum entrance; $56 for members of AAUW and SIP

Pepsico Gardens and the

Neuberger Museum

Sunday, October 17th: 

World-famous Pepsico Sculpture Gardens in Purchase, New York has 45 large-scale pieces of bronze, marble, steel, nickel, resin, granite and spruce by 20th century artists including such greats as Miro and Moore, while the Neuberger Museum features Modern and African Art.

Leaving at 9 AM and returning by 6 PM

Cost:  $47 including bus, driver tip and museum entrance; $44 for members of AAUW and SIP

Kafka's "Metamorphosis" at BAM

Sunday, December 5th

About this new production of Kafka, The London Times says "Illuminated by such brilliant theatricality that it's impossible to tear your eyes away.  Potent, startling, visceral and thoughtful."  The Brooklyn Academy of Music is a New York treasure.

Leaving at 11 AM and returing (with a supper stop) by 9 PM

Cost:  $88 including bus, driver tip and performance; $85 for members of AAUW and SIP

NYC's Museum of Arts and Design

Saturday, December 18th: 

Featuring quilts, jewelry and art objects of metal and wood. Plus a splendid Gift Shop!

Leaving at 8 AM and returning by 6:30 PM WITH A STOP AT TRADER JOE'S

Cost:  $54 including bus, driver tip and museum entrance; $51 for members of AAUW and SIP

*Open to all, AAUW trips are part of our mission to offer community enrichment and to raise funds for scholarships and grants to local, national and international programs, especially in support of women.  Membership in the Kingston Branch of AAUW is open to all people.

** Recently formed, Staying in Place (SIP) is a membership organization which provides social, informational and referral services at discount prices for seniors, aged 50 and older who want to stay in their own homes.  Currently based in Woodstock, SIP is actively helping other Ulster County communities to form similar groups.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Visit Barcelona This Fall with AAUW Kingston

Barcelona, on the Mediterranean coast, is one of Spain's most livable and lovable cities. For anyone who has ever wanted to go on an excursion to Europe, this is the perfect time!

The US dollar is strong and the exchange rate is in our favor, so pack your bags, locate your passport, bring a camera and join us for the trip of a lifetime.


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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

WANTED Be a voice for those who can no longer speak for themselves

photo by ulrichkarljoho
TRAIN AS A VOLUNTEER TO SOLVE NURSING AND ADULT HOME PROBLEMS


When families place a loved one in a long term care facility they are charged with the responsibility of making sure that they get good care.  If problems develop and they need assistance to resolve them, they can call their local OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.

Ombudsmen are volunteers who have received 36 hours of specialized training to advise residents and families of their rights, investigate and resolve concerns or refer to the regulatory agency for resolution.   Ombudsmen provide an on-going presence in their assigned facility to monitor care and conditions, work with resident and family councils and participate in facility surveys conducted by state regulatory agencies.

How does someone become an Ombudsman?  Currently, Hands On! The Hudson Valley is conducting interviews for participation in one of our FREE five day Ombudsman Certification Trainings.

Bard College, Red Hook - June 7, 9, 14, 16 & 21 from 9:30 - 4:00

Upon completion of the training, participants will be certified in resident advocacy by the New York State Office for the Aging and will be assigned to a home in their area where they will advocate for residents and families with the support of Ombudsman Staff.

You can be a voice for those who can no longer speak for themselves. Contact Hands On! The Hudson Valley at (845) 229-4680 Ext. 104 at your earliest convenience because seating is limited.

If you are not interested in becoming an Ombudsman and you have a concern regarding a long-term care facility in Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, or Ulster County, please call the Ombudsman Program at (845) 229-4680.  

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rockwell Museum and Shakespeare, too. August 17

Tuesday, August 17th
More Culture in the Berkshires

A morning at the Norman Rockwell Museum featuring: Rockwell and the Movies

Though Norman Rockwell is often identified with home town life in New England, he was a frequent visitor to California, and was called upon by Hollywood to create imagery for posters advertising entertaining feature films of his day.

This installation exploring Rockwell’s art for the movies features original paintings, vintage posters, lobby cards, and original portraits of movie stars drawn form the Museum’s Art and Archival Collections and private collections of Rockwell’s art. The Magnificent Ambersons (1941), The Song of Bernadette (1943), Along Came Jones (1945), The Razor’s Edge (1946), Cinderfella (1960) and the 1966 remake of the classic, Stagecoach, are among the films the artist branded with his signature style of realism and narration.


 – followed by an afternoon performance of

Richard III

 at Shakespeare and Company starring OBIE Award Winner John Douglas Thompson (if you don’t know his name already, you soon will!)

Reviled by history is a lonely man desperate to prove his own worth and willing to do anything to achieve absolute power. Cast aside by his older siblings, chronically unable to relate to the powerful women in his midst, Richard resolves to wrest away his brother's crown by any means necessary. His misdeeds propel him to dizzying heights atop a kingdom "built on brittle glass," but he cannot forever outrun the ghosts of his conscience.

Cost (including bus and driver tip): $83 (before 7/16); $86 (after 7/16) Members of AAUW and SIP: $79 (before 7/16); $83 (after 7/16)

Leaving at 8:30 AM and returning around 6:30 PM;  all buses leave from the rear of the former Ames in the Kingston Plaza

For reservations, call ViVi at 845-331-0155 or write vvhlavsa@aol.com, then send your check, made out to AAUW–Kingston Branch, to
 ViVi Hlavsa, 191 Lapla Road, Kingston NY 12401.
(Ask about our cancellation policies.)

*Open to all, AAUW trips are part of our mission to offer community enrichment and to raise funds for  scholarships and grants to local, national and international programs, especially in support of women.   Membership in Kingston Branch of American Association of University Women is open to all people.

**Recently formed, Staying in Place (SIP) is a membership organization which provides social, informational and referral services at discount prices for seniors, aged 50 and older who want to stay in their own homes.  Currently based in Woodstock, SIP is actively helping other Ulster County communities form similar groups.

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Visit Cooperstown, July 24

Saturday, July 24th
 Something for Everyone in Cooperstown
Enjoy the  Glimmerglass matinee production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro featuring Patrick Carfizzi as Figaro & Lyubov Petrova as Susanna.


– and –

Spend the morning at the Fenimore Museum where you can enjoy two special exhibits -- John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Praise of Women and Magnum Photographers.

In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers -- Celebrating the first 50 years of Magnum Photos, the world's most renowned photographer-owned photographic agency, this exhibit represents 60 photographers. From images by George Rodger, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and David Seymour to contemporary photographers, including Sebastio Salgado, Chris Steele--kins, and James Nachtwey, these 150 images have helped to create a vivid record of momentous events throughout the world.

The portrait exhibition explores Sargent’s range of styles and depth of characterization in his portraits of society women, as well as his fascination with exotic working-class women of Venice and Capri. The paintings and drawings provide an intimate glimpse into the lives of these women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

But, if opera and art aren't your cup of tea, let us know, because --


It's Hall of Fame Weekend! On Saturday, July 24, fan-favorite trivia contest Connecting Generations moves to 11 a.m. and will provide families in the audience the chance to face off against members of the Hall of Fame family. It will be followed by a New York-Penn League Game featuring the Tri-City ValleyCats and the Oneonta Tigers at 1 p.m. at Doubleday Field.


Cost (including bus and driver tip):  $ 96 (balcony); $112 (orchestra)
Members of AAUW and SIP: $93 (balcony); $109 (orchestra)
Bus alone: $39  Note: after June 10th, $3 must be added to each price

Leaving at 8 AM and returning around 7:30 PM

For reservations, call ViVi at 845-331-0155 or write vvhlavsa@aol.com, then send your check, made out to AAUW–Kingston Branch, to
 ViVi Hlavsa, 191 Lapla Road, Kingston NY 12401.
  (Ask about our cancellation policies.)

*Open to all, AAUW trips are part of our mission to offer community enrichment and to raise funds for  scholarships and grants to local, national and international programs, especially in support of women.   Membership in Kingston Branch of American Association of University Women is open to all people.

**Recently formed, Staying in Place (SIP) is a membership organization which provides social, informational and referral services at discount prices for seniors, aged 50 and older who want to stay in their own homes.  Currently based in Woodstock, SIP is actively helping other Ulster County communities form similar groups.

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Visit KyKuit & the Cloisters, May 23

Sunday, May 23
Kykuit in the Morning
The Cloisters in the Afternoon


At Kykuit, tour the Rockefeller house and gardens.


At the Cloisters, visit a museum devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, assembled from architectural elements from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.

Leaving at 8:15 AM from the rear of the former Ames in the Kingston Plaza (New Paltz Thruway Park-n-Ride at 8:45); returning at 6:30 PM

Cost (including bus and driver tip): $72 (before 5/10); $75 (after 5/10)
Members of AAUW and SIP: $69 (before 5/10); $72 (after 5/10)
Details
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For reservations, call ViVi at 845-331-0155 or write vvhlavsa@aol.com, then send your check, made out to AAUW-Kingston Branch, to ViVi Hlavsa, 191 Lapla Road, Kingston NY 12461.  (Ask about our cancellation policies.)
 

About Kingston AAUW
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Open to all, our trips are part of our mission to offer community enrichment and to raise funds for scholarships and grants to local, national and international programs, especially in support of women.
Membership in Kingston Branch of American Association of University Women is open to all people.

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About Staying in Place
Recently formed, Staying in Place (SIP) is a membership organization which provides social, informational and referral services at discount prices for seniors, aged 50 and older who want to stay in their own homes.  Based in Woodstock, SIP is actively engaged in helping other Ulster County communities form similar groups.

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Spend a Glorious Day in Saratoga at the Ballet, July 8

Linda Gold and AAUW present a Midsummer Day's Trip



A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thursday, July 8, 2010


Midsummer Night’s Dream is a delightful full-length ballet by George Ballanchine with music composed by Felix Mendelssohn. Based on William Shakespeare’s magical comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures, quarreling and reuniting, between a set of human lovers and the Queen and King of the Fairies, this enchanting production brings to life Shakespeare's tale of merry romance, mischievous make-believe and mistaken identity. With luscious sets and costumes and a cast of over 100 dancers and students from the School of American Ballet, this classic story of a fairy kingdom and the humans that enter it, is simply not to be missed.

We always have a full bus for our Saratoga trip, so sign up early to insure a spot.

The bus departs from the front of the Monticello Government Center on North Street at 8am and from the back of the former Ames, Kingston Plaza at 9am. We return to Kingston at approximately 7pm and Monticello at approximately 8pm.

We have reserved excellent seats for the New York City Ballet at Saratoga for a matinee performance of the complete Midsummer Night’s Dream. The cost of $120 includes luxury coach, all gratuities, mimosas with breakfast en route, an hour to explore the charming town of Saratoga, elegant buffet lunch at the “Hall of Springs” restaurant, excellent seats for the performance, and a box dinner with a selection of fine wines on the return trip.

Make your check payable to AAUW (American Association of University Women) and mail it to: Linda Gold, 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561. For further information call Linda at 845-255-5256 or email
artladyLG@aol.com. Specify “art tours” in the space for “subject” so that your message is not deleted.
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Explore Picasso's Lifelong Fascination with Degas, August 1st

Linda Gold and AAUW present a summer trip to Williamstown, MA
Picasso Looks at Degas at the Clark InstituteThe Cliffs at Etretat at the "Picasso Looks at Degas" Exhibit
 
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Picasso Looks at Degas
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
with an optional visit to Mass MoCA

Don’t miss this glorious trip to the Berkshires. We’ll visit the Clark Art Institute - one of the most beloved and respected museums in the world. Our timed tickets for the exhibit “Picasso Looks at Degas” will focus on two of the greatest artists of modern art, and explore Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Degas. We will see, first hand, instances of Picasso’s direct response to Degas’s work.

The two artists shared a lifelong obsession with women, seen in images of singers, ballet dancers, laundresses and bathers. Although these are Degas’s signature themes, all are echoed in Picasso’s work.

While at the Clark, we’ll view its renowned collection of French Impressionist paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir and Pissarro. The color and light-filled “Renoir Room” is extraordinary. The museum is also known for its 19th century American paintings (Homer, Sargent & Cassatt), as well as a gorgeous collection of English and American silver.

During the afternoon, we’ll provide bus transportation for those interested in an optional visit to MASS MoCA – only 5 miles away. This museum houses some of the liveliest, most evocative – and provocative – art of our time in a beautifully restored 19th century mill in the quaint town of North Adams.

If you have not yet visited this museum, you’re in for a treat! There are many exhibits on view, but the highlight is “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective.” It comprises 105 large-scale wall drawings, spanning the artist’s career. These occupy an adjoining restored mill with nearly an acre of specially built interior walls that have been installed per LeWitt’s own specifications before his death in April 2007. The installation took nearly 6 months to complete and was achieved by a team of sixty-five artists and students.

Lunch is on your own at either the Clark’s Courtyard Café or Mass MoCA’s Lickety Split.

The small print
The bus departs 8am from the front of the Monticello Government Center on North Street, and 9am from the back of the former Ames in the Kingston Plaza. We return to Kingston at approximately 6:30 pm and to Monticello at approximately 7:30pm.
 

The cost includes luxury coach, all gratuities, breakfast with champagne en route, tickets to the special exhibit, “Picasso Looks at Degas” at the Clark Art Institute, optional transportation to MASS MoCA, and lovely platters of cheeses and fresh fruit with a selection of wines on the return trip. All this for $99!

To sign up, make your check payable to AAUW (American Association of University Women) and mail it to: Linda Gold, 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561. For further information, call Linda at 845-255-5256 or email artladyLG@aol.com. Specify “art tours” in the space for “subject”. Your early sign-up will insure a spot.

Note: For those people visiting MASS MoCA, there will be an entrance fee of $13.50.

Play Bridge or Board Games and Raise Scholarship Money

Remember how expensive it was to go to college and graduate school? Well, it didn't get any cheaper! Help us provide scholarships and fellowships for young women.
Bridge +
Kingston AAUW Fundraiser
to benefit the AAUW Educational Foundation

DATE: Friday, May 14th
TIME: 1:00 -3:30 pm
LOCATION: Kingston Area Library

 Bridge + Board Games
Bridge + Dessert
Bridge + Door Prize
= Fun + Scholarship Funds

Cost: $10 per person
includes dessert and a chance to win the door prize

R.S.V.P. to Bette Nitzky at 845-679-2123 no later than May 7th
If you don't play bridge, play Scrabble, Clue, Monopoly. Or, just have dessert!

Reading Her Own Works -- Vivi Hlavsa -- May 20, 2010

Poetry Reading with Vivi Hlavsa

Thursday, May 20,
4:00pm, Reference Room
Stone Ridge Library

Join us for a gathering of Vivi reading her own works. 

Before she retired, Dr. Virginia Hlavsa taught English at Queens College and tutored young adults with learning disabilities. She has three books of poetry, many articles, a 1991 book, Faulkner and the Thoroughly Modern Novel, and she edited a special edition of Women’s Studies on the subject of “Faulkner and Women.” Currently, ViVi runs trips and leads discussions on books, films and social issues for various organizations.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

4/24/10: Annual Seedling Giveway in Esopus


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Explore with AAUW Kingston Branch

2010 Spring & Summer Bus Trips
 
sponsored by AAUW* and Staying in Place**
 
 1)  Sunday, May 23rd
A morning at Kykuit
for a tour of the Rockefeller house and gardens
followed by
an afternoon at The Cloisters
 
Cost (including bus and driver tip): $72 (before 5/10); $75 (after 5/10)
Members of AAUW and SIP: $69 (before 5/10); $72 (after 5/10)
 
Leaving at 8:15 AM (New Paltz Park-n-Ride at 8:45); returning at 6:30
 
2) Saturday, July 24th
Cooperstown

for the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction
– or –
the special Fenimore Museum exhibit:
In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers
and
the Glimmerglass production of
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro 
featuring Patrick Carfizzi as Figaro & Lyubov Petrova as Susanna
 
Cost (including bus and driver tip):  $ 96 (balcony); $112 (orchestra)
Members of AAUW and SIP: $93 (balcony); $109 (orchestra)
Bus alone: $39  Note: after June 10th, $3 must be added to each price

Leaving at 8 AM and returning around 7:30 PM

3) Tuesday, August 17th
The Berkshires
A morning at the Norman Rockwell Museum
featuring: Rockwell and the Movies
 
 – followed by –
 
an afternoon at Shakespeare & Company
for a performance of
Richard III
starring OBIE Award Winner John Douglas Thompson
(if you don’t know his name already, you soon will!)
 
Cost (including bus and driver tip): $83 (before 7/16); $86 (after 7/16)
Members of AAUW and SIP: $79 (before 7/16); $83 (after 7/16)
Leaving at 8:30 AM and returning around 6:30 PM
 
All buses leave from the rear of the former Ames in the Kingston Plaza
 
For reservations, call ViVi at 845-331-0155 or write vvhlavsa@aol.com, then send your check, made out to AAUW–Kingston Branch, to
 ViVi Hlavsa, 191 Lapla Road, Kingston NY 12401.
  (Ask about our cancellation policies.)
 

*Open to all, AAUW trips are part of our mission to offer community enrichment and to raise funds for  scholarships and grants to local, national and international programs, especially in support of women.   Membership in Kingston Branch of American Association of University Women is open to all people.
 
**Recently formed, Staying in Place (SIP) is a membership organization which provides social, informational and referral services at discount prices for seniors, aged 50 and older who want to stay in their own homes.  Currently based in Woodstock, SIP is actively helping other Ulster County communities form similar groups.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kaatsbaan 2010 Performances

From Joyce Greenberg:

KAATSBAAN 2010 CALENDAR
Performances, Residencies, Arts In Education

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Residency ~ April 12 - May, 2 Performances - Saturday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 2, at 2:30 p.m., Reserved Regular Seating $25 & Cabaret Tablau Front Tables $30

Flamenco - Arts in Education
Master Class - FLAMENCO DANCE - Studio 1 $25 / person Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m.-3:00 pm
Master Class – FLAMENCO CANTE (Singing) Studio 2 $25 / person Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m.-3:00 pm
Master Class – FLAMENCO GUITAR Studio 3 $25 / person Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m.-3:00 pm

Open Rehearsal at Kaatsbaan
Studio Theatre Thursday, April 29 at 2:00 pm Free & Open to the Public

Mystical Immortals ~ Isadora Duncun, Ruth St. Denis, Loie Fuller
(Bresciani, Vanaver & Sperling Dance)
Performances - Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 13, at 2:30 p.m.

EXTREME BALLET SUMMER SHOWCASE
Free & Open to the Public
Session I Saturday, July 10 12Noon Session II Saturday, July 31 12Noon Session III Saturday, August 21 12Noon

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Prevention of Financial Abuse of Elders: Free Seminar: April 29, 2010

Seal of Ulster County, New YorkImage via Wikipedia

Michael P. Hein, Ulster County Executive,
Ulster County Consumer Fraud Bureau and
Ulster County Coalition of Agencies on Elder Abuse

Present
It's All About the Money:
Financial Elder Abuse

Valuable information for law enforcement, the financial services community, elder service providers and the general public
Guest Speaker
Art Mason, CSW
Director, Elder Abuse Prevention Program
Lifespan
Rochester, NY

Topics include:
  • Scope of financial elder abuse in New York State
  • Community resources
  • What we can do
Thursday, April 29, 2010 1-3 pm
(REGISTRATION FROM 12:30 – 1:00 PM)

Ulster County Community College
Student Lounge, 203 Vanderlyn Hall
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Seating is limited. To reserve, please RSVP by April 23 to the
Ulster County Consumer Fraud Bureau
at 845-340-3260 or by email at awoo@co.ulster.ny.us .

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Staying In Place Open Meeting: March 20, 2010

Sepia hat and middle aged woman - self portraitImage by jo-h via Flickr
From Amy Godes:

Join us for an open meeting of 

Staying in Place.  

Saturday, March 20, 2010
from 2 - 4 p.m. 
Rescue Squad in Woodstock,

We will update everyone on our new activities and plans, as well as have two speakers:  our local geriatrician, Dr. Arthur DiNapoli, who will discuss medications and answer general questions, and Sharon Murray Cohen, of Jewish Family Services in Kingston, who will discuss our new Care Management plan.  Refreshments will be offered.
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Courting Justice: International Women's Day Reception 3/9/2010

From Rokki Carr:
Doesn't this look fascinating?  I can't make it, but it's open to anyone who can make it for $10...

International Women’s Day Reception
"Courting Justice"
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 6:00 - 8:30 P.M.

A documentary film examining the professional and personal challenges facing six women judges of the Constitutional Court of South Africa during the transition from apartheid to democracy

Reception at 6:00, screening of film at 7:00, followed by discussion with filmmaker Ruth Cowan and international judges U.S. Court of International Trade

1 Federal Plaza, 4th floor, New York, N.Y.
(enter on Lafayette Street side, between Worth and Duane Streets)

Host organizations
International Association of Women Judges
National Association of Women Judges, New York Chapter
United States Court of International Trade

Contributing Sponsors (list in formation)
Queens County Women’s Bar Association
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
New York Women’s Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

Co-sponsors (list in formation)
United States Committee for UNIFEM - Metro New York Chapter
New York County Lawyers Association - Women’s Rights Committee
New York City Bar Association
New York Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges
International Association of Lesbian and Gay Judges
Staten Island Women’s Bar Association

Admission charge: $10 at the door, payable to National Association of Women Judges

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's Fundraising Season; YWCA Women & Wine, Feb. 25th

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The YWCA of Ulster County
Presents
Women & Wine

with co-sponsor
The Art Society of Kingston

You are cordially invited to celebrate an evening of sisterhood and spirits!

Show your support for the YWCA and enjoy fine wine, fabulous food and incredible art!

$25.00 per person
*Bring a friend*

Thursday, February 25th
6:00 – 9:00PM
ASK Arts Center
97 Broadway  Kingston, NY

Contact Nadine Ferraro @ the YWCA for more information or to reserve
338-6844  ext. 102
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Support the Hunger Banquet 2010

UlsterCorps: Volunteerism and Community Service in Ulster County, New York:

What is a Hunger Banquet?

The Hunger Banquet allows participants to experience firsthand how our decisions affect others in the world.

Guests draw tickets at random that assign them each to either a high-, middle-, or low-income tier-based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Each income level receives a corresponding meal.

The first 15 percent represent those living in the high-income tier and are served a sumptuous meal catered by celebrated chef Samir Hrichi of Ship to Shore; the next 35 percent represent the largest demographic addressing hunger and food insecurity in our own community; our children. These guests will dine on an offering from the Kingston Consolidated school lunch menu; and the remaining guests, representing the 50% of the world population facing hunger and poverty daily, help themselves to small portions of rice and water. Although all guests pay the same price for admission, as in life we never know how fate is decided."

Sunday, March 28, 2010
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Hudson Valley Hunger Banquet 2010 will benefit the following organizations:

Queens Galley, Family of Woodstock, Caring Hands Soup Kitchen, Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Ulster Corps, Angel Food East, Saint James Food Pantry, Rosendale Food Pantry, People’s Place, Chiz’s Heart Street, God Given Bread Food Pantry and Libertyview Farm hunger relief project.

- 12 organizations
- 1 Mission
– Thousands served.

For more information, to volunteer, or to purchase tickets, visit the UlsterCorps site.

Community Discussion of Mammography Screening, Wed., Feb 3

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What’s the Buzz?
A Discussion about Mammography Screenings
FREE and open to the public
Wed. Feb. 3, 7pm
(snow date Thu. Feb. 4)

 Please join us for an informative panel presentation
cosponsored by the Oncology Support Program and Breast Cancer Options.

Presenters include local breast surgeons
Dr. Zoe Weinstein
and Dr. Samira Khera,
breast cancer survivors and advocates

Hope Nemiroff
and Barbara Sarah and
Chairman of Radiology
Dr. Bruce Moor.

Light refreshments
Benedictine Hospital
Administrative Services Building – Auditorium
105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston , NY

For more information or to register, please contact the Oncology Support Program at 339-2071 ext. 100 or email dblaha@benedictine.org
 
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fundraiser for Rosendale Theater Collective Sunday, Jan. 31


A Music and Cartoon Bash

with
Dog on Fleas
and
Looney Tunes

to benefit the
Rosendale Theater Collective

 
Sunday, January 31
2-3:30pm
Kids free; Adults $10

Children must be accompanied by an adult.