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Bon Secours Community Hospital is holding a Diabetes Expo on November 1 from 10a to 2 pm at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School.  It is free to the community but pre-registration is required by calling 845-858-7795.  Lots of education and vendors on site.


Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair Sunday, November 30th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the New Windsor Community Center 555 Union Avenue New Windsor Join them  for some shopping and Holiday spirit. Over 35 vendors with lots of homemade items, food, raffles, 50/50, bake sale and much more. Please bring a canned food donation for food drive. Proceeds to go to the New Windsor food pantry and local youth groups

Valley Central Scholarship Council is hosting their annual Holiday Craft Festival Saturday November 22, 2014 from 10 am to 3pm at the Valley Central High School 1175 RT 17K in Montgomery. Over 90 crafters on display, Orange County Sheriff's Operation Safe Child, Photo's with Santa from 11am to 1pm, vendor and basket raffles and homemade soups and food Admission is $2 Adults - $1 for seniors/students children under 5 FREE -for more information please contact Gina Zwart 845-457-1181


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pleasant Valley will host a family style roast pork dinner on Saturday, November 1st. The menu includes roast pork served with gravy, apple sauce, mashed potatoes, carrots, sauerkraut, and beverages, and for dessert, homemade apple crisp. Dinner is served continuously from 4:30-7pm. The cost is $13, seniors can dine for $12, and children under 7 are served free. Take-out meals are also available. Reservations are not necessary.

Call 845-635-2717 or visit for information. St Paul's Episcopal Church is located at 806 Traver Road on the corner of Route 44. The parish hall is handicapped accessible.


On November 22, the GNSO will open their performance at Mount Saint Mary College’s Kaplan Hall with a 2011 composition by Paul Yeon Lee entitled, Echo of a Dream: A Fantasy for Orchestra. This work was commissioned and premiered the SONiC FESTiVAL in October 2011 at the World Financial Center Winter Garden, NY. After the concert, Echo of a Dream was voted as the audience’s favorite orchestral music among others and it was subsequently broadcasted on the WQXR radio station.

Piano Concerto in D flat major, Opus 38by Aram Khachaturian will feature the return of pianist Kariné Poghosyan. “This is Kariné’s third appearance with the Newburgh Symphony, and she wins the admiration of more people with every visit,” said Shacklett, “Khachturian’s Piano Concerto is exactly the kind of work that allows Kariné to display her virtuosity’s full range – from a ‘tender whisper’ to a heart-stopping roar.”

The drama concludes with Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Opus 100 by Sergei Prokofiev. Gordon Shacklett summed up this work with Prokofiev’s own words, “He said of his Fifth,‘I wanted to sing the praises of the free and happy human being—of such a person’s strength, generosity and purity of soul.’ This is a dramatically uplifting ending to the evening.”

The concert will be presented Saturday, November 22 at Mount Saint Mary College’s Aquinas Hall, at 7:30 pm (Arrive at 6:30 pm to hear Gordon Shacklett’s fascinating concert preview!). Tickets -- Reserved: $30, General: $24, Senior Citizens: $18, Students: admitted free) can be purchased online or at the door. This program is funded, in part, by Orange County Tourism and the County of Orange. Details about the 2014 – 2015 season of the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra can be found online at or by calling 845-913-7157, and requesting a season brochure.

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