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  • Friday, February 27 - Sunday, March 1
    La Cage Aux Folles
    Diana di Grandi directs this Up In One Production of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. This show is of an outrageously funny and touching story—one of family values, love, diversity and acceptance. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Tkts: $27/ $25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Email: upinoneprod@aol.com. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, February 27
    Tony Musso on Staatsburg
    Weekly columnist Musso on his book Staatsburg: A Village Lost in Time. Local History Rm; refreshments served. Phone: 845-876-0246. Email: dhmny@aol.com. Url: http://rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org.

  • Saturday, February 28
    Snowshoe Walk at Olana
    Enjoy the beauty of winter along the scenic carriage drives. Break in your new snowshoes, or test out a pair of ours. 1–3pm. $10/adult, $5/child; All Ages; Snowdate: Sunday, March 1. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Saturday, February 28
    Opening, Works on Paper
    Reception 6–8 pm. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com. .

  • Sunday, March 1
    Toy & Train Show
    34th annual event. 10am–3pm. $3/under 6 free. In gymnasium & student dining hall. Sponsored by the CGC Foundation, Inc. Phone: 518-828-4181. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Sunday, March 1
    Conservatory Orchestra
    Guest conducter Jeffrey Milarsky. Program: Adams’ Dr. Atomic Symphony, Barber’s First Essay for Orchestra, and two world premieres by Bard students. 3pm. $15/$20, free w/Bard ID. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Sunday, March 1
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Special 1 & 1/2 hour tour explores the Mills's extravagance withering away in the cataclysm of the Great War. Pls.reserve. $10/$8/ under 12 free. At 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Sunday, March 1
    CSA Fair
    Hudson River Exchange's first-ever CSA Fair: sign up for a seasonal CSA share—from fruits and vegetables to herbs, meat and dairy. Check web for vendor list. 11am–2pm. Phone: 310-867-0372. Url: http://Hudsonriverexchange.com.

  • Sunday, March 1
    Conversation About Climate
    All viewpoints welcome and respected. Moderated by Lawrence Miller. 4:30pm. Phone: 845-876-4030. Email: starrdirector@starrlibrary.org. Url: http://starrlibrary.org.

  • Monday, March 2
    Conservatory Faculty Recital
    Jeffrey Kahane on piano and Joseph Swensen, violin, present Arvo Pärt's Fratres, Prokofiev's Sonata No. 1, Brahms's Sonata No. 1, and Gershwin's Three Preludes. 8pm. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/events.

  • Wednesday, March 4
    Philadelphia Flower Show Trip
    Book reservation for CCE's annual bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme: Lights, Camera, BLOOM! $70 inc transportation and admission. Leaving Millbrook promptly 8am, returning around 9:30pm. Pre-registration required. Phone: 845-677-8223 x115. Email: nh26@cornell.edu. Url: http://cce.cornell.edu.

  • Wednesday, March 4
    "Death and Doughnuts"
    Safe open forum about death and dying, led by Pastor Will Starkweather; guest speaker from Hospice. 2–3:30pm. Free. Phone: 845-876-4471. Url: http://rhinebecklutheran.org.

  • Thursday, March 5
    Jack Kelly Talk
    From the author of Band of Giants, on the American Revolutionary War. 7pm. Refreshments, free. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8
    La Cage Aux Folles
    Diana di Grandi directs this Up In One Production of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. This show is of an outrageously funny and touching story—one of family values, love, diversity and acceptance. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Tkts: $27/ $25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Email: upinoneprod@aol.com. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, March 6 - Saturday, March 7
    Haydn's The Creation
    Conducted by Leon Botstein, chorus directed by James Bagwell. W/members of American Symphony Orchestra, Bard Conservatory Orchestra & Festival Chorale & Chamber Singers &Graduate Vocal Arts Program, and Longy Chorale. 8pm. $25–40. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8
    Dance Concert
    Choreographed and performed by Bard students. Fri–Sat 7:30pm, Matinees: Sat 2pm & Sun 4pm. Free, reservations required. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, March 6
    Morton Talent Show
    Local residents perform on stage .. .visual art on walls and edible art on table. 6pm. Suggested donation, $5. Phone: 845-876-2903. Email: mortonrhinecliff@gmail.com. Url: http://morton.rhineclifff.lib.ny.us.

  • Saturday, March 7
    HV LGBTQ Gala
    10-year anniversary of founding of LGBTQ's Hudson Valley Center. Cocktails, fine dining, auction, and dancing at 6pm. $150/$75. Phone: 845-331-5300. Url: http://LGBTQCenter.org.

  • Saturday, March 7
    Backyard Wildlife
    Learn how to attract birds, butterflies & endangered local animals. W/ecologist Casey Tompkins. At 1pm. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Saturday, March 7
    Scrabble Rabble
    Open scrabble games for all ages. 1pm. Phone: 845-758-3241. Email: redhookpr@gmail.com. Url: http://redhooklibrary.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Make one stop to shop for all renovation and new construction needs. Homeowners, contractors, architects, and designers are offered a wonderful variety of the newest products on the market. Walls, countertops, vanities, custom cabinetry, and flooring, Corrado’s brand new showroom features it all. Corrado’s also specializes in granite, stone, eco -riendly products and other natural resources. Corrado’s is known for 3 generations of industry artisans, experienced staff and cutting edge design program.

854 Violet Ave., Hyde Park
845-229-5676

A place to meet, play and learn music! Lessons and Classes; Kids, teens and adults; Voice, guitar, saxophone, improv, music theater, vocal groups. Local and regional performing acts.

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth Street, Red Hook
845-444-0607

Health Quest Medical Practice OBGYN offers care for adolescents through post-menopausal women in 5 office locations in Ulster and Dutchess counties. Finding a qualified health care provider that matches your needs is easy at HQMP.  Visit www.health-quest.org/OBGYN to view our online introductory videos for all our Board Certified physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives. Call the concierge scheduling line below for OBGYN appts. in Kingston, Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie, Fishkill and New Paltz.

6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck
1-877-729-2444

An elegant rustic hideaway and working horse farm (with two donkeys!) on 40 acres. Sweeping pastoral views, rooms with fireplaces and jacuzzis, woodland walking trails, private decks, and great hospitality. All private baths and A/C. Farm-to-table breakfasts and dessert table complimentary with your stay. Weekday discounts for seniors.

52 Pells Rd., Rhinebeck
845-876-6838

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, formerly Prudential Serls Prime Properties, is the area's leading real estate company for 22 consecutive years: 5 offices, 2 meeting centers, 225+ sales professionals servicing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster & Columbia counties.

6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8600

The Children’s Medical Group has a distinguished history of caring for the region’s children, with a tradition of excellence, accessibility and caring, offering comprehensive medical service to children of all ages. Kingston office now open; Monday evening hours in Rhinebeck.

Rhinebeck Office Park 187 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-452-1700

Local ~ Organic ~ Delicious ~ Delivered: Fresh, organic meals prepared and delivered for daily, weekly or weekend customers in the Rhinebeck aeea. Pies and breads and scrumptious desserts. Special dietary needs accommodated. Gluten-free upon request. 24-hour notice required. Nancy Southard, owner.

PO Box 320, Rhinecliff
845-392-2180

Your area professional since 1968, is always buying and selling coins currency, gold and silver, jewelry, old marbles, postcards, toys and many other small collectibles. Fair and honest dealings guaranteed. Bill and Ruth Blair. Call for appointment.

845-254-4717

Specializing in non-chemical treatment of water and bacterial elimination. Drinking water and municipal treatment available. Commercial and residential treatment available. Rentals and financing plans offered. The standard of excellence in water treatment since 1973.

1888 Rt. 9W, PO Box 239, Lake Katrine
845-876-4489 or 845-336-4353

From 11/15 to 1/30/15: Small Works Holiday Show: small watercolors on sale for $100. During December: Art for the HeArt annual Astor fundraiser, proceeds going to Astor Services.

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
845-516-4435

Offering on-site service for home and small business PCs and Macs in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia area. Services include installation, upgrade and repair of hardware and software. Instruction in Windows, Mac OSX, Internet and application software.

845-757-5619

Health Quest Urgent Care offers WALK-IN URGENT CARE at two locations for a variety of illnesses with no appointment necessary. Pediatric and adult care. X-Ray onsite. Visit website below for information.

Lagrangeville: 1100 Route 55, 845-454-4455 Hours: Mon–Fri 8am–8pm; wknds 8am–2pm.
Wappingers Falls: 1530 Route 9, 845-297-2511 Hours: 7 days 8am–10pm.

Serving Dutchess and Columbia counties. Spring and Fall clean-ups. Gutter cleaning, tree trimming, lawn care. Free estimates, fully insured. Call for appointment.

518-537-5526

Tradition, pride, experience, and the finest ingredients combine to bring the best of old Mexico to your table. Our menu is packed with classic Mexican dishes we create from scratch. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind. Don't forget to order a Margarita at the bar or with your dinner. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer suggestions or answer questions. We hope you walk in a stranger and leave a friend. Gracias Amigos!

7483 S. Broadway, Red Hook
845-835-8207

Celebrating its 17th year as one of the premier art dealers and venues in the Hudson Valley, the gallery focuses on quality original contemporary, regional, 20th-century and Hudson River Art, and offers changing exhibitions, a holdings gallery, curatorial, consultation, commissioning, art delivery and installation services. It has established an outstanding reputation for dedicated service to both clients and artists and is known for its annual THE LUMINOUS LANDSCAPE™ National Invitational Exhibition.

22 E. Market St., 3rd floor, Rhinebeck
845-876-7578

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
AboutTown Dutchess/Columbia: The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 11, Red Hook, NY 12571, 845-758-3616  EMAIL US
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