Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. 7 p.m. April 19. Barbara Ballinger will discuss her book, “The Garden Bible: Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Space.” 845-876-4030.
Lakota music concert
Oakwood Friends School, 22 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie. 7 p.m. April 19. “Celebration of Lakota Culture” program with musician and activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse. 845-243-2340 Ext. 445.
Highland senior citizens group
American Legion Hall, Lower Grand Street, Highland. 1 p.m. April 19. Group meets 1-2 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The meeting is followed by a coffee and social hour. School delays or closure cancells the senior meeting. Open to Highland seniors 55 years or older. Contact Alice Mattson, 845-691-6247 or Bob Martin at 845-795-5242.
Lecture on Dover Stone Church
The Fountains At Millbrook, 79 Flint Road, Millbrook. 2 p.m. April 20. The church has historical ties to Native American Pequot Chief Sassacus and his warriors, who fled from British troops. Join Julie Hart, senior manager of stewardship and education with the Dutchess Land Conservancy, for insight into the history and geology of the church. 845-905-8000.
HEALTH EVENTS/SUPPORT GROUPS
Wellness talk series
Cafeteria Conference Room, Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck. 6 p.m. April 19. Program on “Body Aches and Pains: When Enough is Enough” with Dr. James Wise, Health Quest Medical Practice, Rheumatology Division. To register, call 845-871-1720
Developing Your Intuition
LaGrange Association Library, 488 Freedom Plains Road (Route 55), Poughkeepsie. 6 p.m April 20. Discover ways to develop this natural ability during this experimental program, which includes meditation and exercises for tapping into your faculty of intuition. Presented by Susan Olin-Dabrowski, Reiki Master. 845-452-3141.
Alley Room, East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction. 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays. Brigitta Mueller, an ex-dancer and exercising enthusiast, will lead this free class. The class is especially recommended for seniors but everyone can participate. Chairs are used for support and security. The class is designed to gain flexibility, muscle strength, coordination and balance, all important elements for a safe and independent lifestyle. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for exercise and movement. Class is limited to 25 participants. 845-221-9943.
Teen Challenge program
Mental Health America of Dutchess County, 253 Mansion St., Poughkeepsie. 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Teen Challenge is a group process for SED or at-risk youth ages 14-19; weekly life skills, curriculum instruction and activities. Teens also learn youth leadership skills and civic responsibility through community volunteerism. 845-473-2500.
Young adult transition program
Mental Health America of Dutchess County, 253 Mansion St., Suite 201, Poughkeepsie. 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. This program is for persons aged 18-25 with mental illness. Program addresses possible challenges through weekly life skills curriculum, vocational/educational mentoring, jobs, and education and community service projects. 845-473-2500.
Mid Hudson Bridge-at the Towers, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Route 44/55, Poughkeepsie. Daily 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sound art installation by Joseph Bertolozzi using only the sounds of the Mid Hudson Bridge. Listening Stations on the pedestrian sidewalk of the Mid Hudson Bridge open from dawn to dusk, located at each of the bridge’s towers. Accessible from Gerald Drive in Poughkeepsie and Haviland Road in Highland. Through October 31. Park Radios on 95.3FM playing the same music year-round, in Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie and Johnson-Iorio Park, Highland.
Cross Room, East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction. 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays. This is a group for adults interested in learning, improving and playing the game of chess. Game boards and pieces will be supplied. Open to all levels. 845-221-9943.
Alley Room, East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction. 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays. The Community Stitchers meet weekly to sew for others, working on a variety of projects including bedrolls for the homeless in our area and quilts for the babies and children at the Poughkeepsie Children’s Home. Additionally the group has been making cozies for local Meals on Wheels groups to keep the delivered meals hot. Participants may bring equipment such as sewing machine, rotary cutter and board or iron to help with these projects. 845-221-9943.
Mid Hudson Community Orchestra
Dutchess Community College, Dutchess Hall, Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. New members needed for this volunteer organization of adults and students. French horn, oboe, trumpet, viola, cello and bass. Concert dates are April 27 and May 13. For information, call 845-876-2765 or Dr. Christopher Brellochs, 845-431-8625
Crown Heights Clubhouse, 34 Nassau Road, Poughkeepsie. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus meets. Male a cappella group sings in the barbershop style. Guests welcome. Sight reading not required.
Lego Club meets
Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Join us for a full hour of free play with our huge collection of Legos & Duplos. For kids of all ages. Meets Wednesdays to March 30. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 845-757-3771.
Women writers group
Cross Room, East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Critique group for serious writers who have published or desire to become published authors. Focus on short stories, essays, and books, both fiction and non-fiction. Their goal is to give constructive critiques that foster the creative process and growth as writers. This is not a writing workshop. 845-221-9943.
Arlington High School class of 1966 reunion
A 50th reunion is scheduled for Sept. 9-11. Friday, a social mixer is planned at Aloy’s, Poughkeepsie; Saturday, a dinner dance is planned at Coppola’s, Hyde Park; Sunday a barbeque is planned at the Pirate Canoe Club, Poughkeepsie.
Arlington High School class of 1976 reunion
A 40th reunion is planned for July.
Beacon High School class of 1971 reunion
A 45th reunion is planned for 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Dutchess Manor, Route 9D, Beacon. Tickets are $60, per person before Sept. 15; $75, at the door.
FARMERS MARKETS/FLEA MARKETS
Amenia Farmers Market
Amenia Town Hall, 4988 Route 22, Amenia. 3-7 p.m. Fridays. Open year-round. 845-373-4411.
Arlington Farmers Market
Vassar College, Main Building, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays to April 28. Market will operate while classes are in session from February through April. 845-437-5370.
Beacon Farmers Market
6 Henry St. parking lot, Beacon. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Market held fair weather Sundays through November. Located behind Beacon Main Street Post Office
Dutchess Mall, 461 Route 9, Fishkill. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays inside all year; Outside markets March to December, weather permitting. 845-820-3901.
Hudson Valley Farmers Market
Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Open year-round in the Greig Farm dairy barn. 845-802-6515.
Kingston Farmers Market
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23. Market held on alternate Saturdays.
Millerton Farmers Market
Millerton Methodist Church, Main Street and Dutchess Avenue, Millerton. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by North East Community Center. Indoor winter market held Saturdays until December. From January to April, market will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. 518-789-4259.
Rosendale Farmers Market
Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32, Rosendale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. second Sundays. 845-658-8348.
Rhinebeck Farmers Market
Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. alternate Sundays. Winter market held April 24.
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