Community Calendar

November 9

Boy Scout Troop 64 Craft and Vendor Event. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Many crafters, vendors, raffles and refreshments. Get a jump on holiday shopping while supporting local businesses and Troop 64 at the New Windsor Recreation Hall, 18 Snakeville Road, New Windsor, off Route 32 across from Devitt’s Nursery Supply.

  •  Roast Beef Dinner, hosted by Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church, 1387 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner to include mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls, beverage and dessert. Children 5 & under free. Church is wheel chair accessible. Take-outs available. Reservations suggested, contact Dick 469-4755, Harold 469-4878 or Sue 469-2065.
  •  Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) is pleased to announce that his Hike with your Assemblyman event in partnership with Black Rock Forest is set for Sunday, November 10 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Assemblyman Schmitt, an avid hiker, is inviting constituents to join him on an easy to moderate guided hike to explore Black Rock Forest with Executive Director, William Schuster, PhD to learn about how the forest and its inhabitants transition into the winter months. This event is free and open to the public, dogs are welcome to attend. RSVP for details and arrival instructions/questions to Jena Knight at or 845-469-6929.


November 9 – 10

Museum Village will be having its annual 19th Century Thanksgiving Tasting on Saturday and Sunday, Nov 9 & 10, 12-4pm both days.  This year they are asking for TOY donations for the Country Kids Food Pantry. Please bring 1 or 2 toys unwrapped for children ages 2-16 years. (There is a special need for TWEEN toys!)
Come taste Thanksgiving delicacies made from recipes of the Pilgrim and Victorian ages. We will have foods made right on the hearth for everyone to sample such as soups, breads, stewed pumpkin, boiled onions, spinach salad, potato balls, cranberry sauce, puddings and pies!





November 16

The Friends of Hill Hold and Brick House Museums are pleased to offer their annual “Brick House Thanksgiving Tours”  from 12-4 p.m. The original carriage road will lead you to the homestead built in 1768 by Nathaniel Hill.  Cider and cookies will be served in the original down stair kitchen..

  •  The Friends of the Moffat Library of Washingtonville will visit the Street of Shops in Lewisburg, PA. A West Point motor coach will depart St. Mary’s Church, 42 Goshen Avenue, at 7:30 a.m. For information and to make reservations, call Sue Anne at 845-783-6107.

November 16 – 17

Friends of the Newburgh Free Library will hold their annual Holiday Book Fair at the Main Library on Sat., Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Holiday Book Fair is open to the public, and admission is free. Choose from many gift quality books including a large assortment of children’s books, and fiction and nonfiction for adults. High quality art and coffee table books will be sold at the book fair as well. Proceeds from the sale are used to support the Newburgh Free Library. For more info about the Friends of the Library, call 845-563-3619, or visit



November 18

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at Villa Venezia in Middletown on Monday, November 18. Social Hour begins at 5 PM followed by dinner at 6 PM.  Tickets are $55.00 per person.  To make a reservation, call Peggy Kral at 845-344-1234 or go online at to register online by Tuesday, November 12, 2019.





November 19

Blood Drive — The Washing-tonville High School Army JROTC and the Washingtonville Middle School National Junior Honor Society, in conjunction with the New York Blood Center, is sponsoring a Blood Drive in the Washingtonville High School Library from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Donors must be at least 16 years of age on the date of the blood drive, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and not have donated within the last 56 days. Donors must bring a picture ID and ALL high school students must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian, regardless of the student’s age.

  •  VFW Post 1161 and CWV Post 386 will co-host a bus trip to The River Casino in Schenectady. Departure is 8:30 a.m. from the Newburgh Wal-Mart parking lot.

The bus will depart for home around 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 per person which includes a $35 package consisting of $25 in free slot play and a $10 food coupon. To sign up, please call John Raszcewski at 845-562-3705. Make checks payable to VFW 1161.



NOvember 20

First Presbyterian Church of Washingtonville: Free Community Dinner 30 Goshen Avenue Washingtonville. 5:00 to 6:30. All are welcome for food and fellowship!   RSVP 496-3814 for planning purposes.









Blooming Grove Basketball program 5th and 6th grade League will be starting the first week of December along with grades 7-12.  Players still needed in grades 5-12. Registration is open for grades 5-12 through November 15. Additional special registrations TBD. The Blooming Grove Recreation is looking for additional help with Coaches and League Directors. If you are interested, contact the Blooming Grove Recreation office at 845-496-9201 or email

  •  Coffee with Schmitt: Assemblyman Schmitt will host an event in each town in his district. The goal is to reach constituents that may not be able to get to the Assembly district office during normal business hours. This series gives constituents from all over the district the opportunity to sit down directly with Assemblyman Schmitt and his staff to discuss legislative topics or seek constituent service assistance. The last coffee meeting will be Saturday, December 7: 4-5 p.m. Betty’s Country Kitchen, 32 W. Main St., Washingtonville.
  •  Cornwall Library: For more information, call Cornwall Public Library, 845-534-8282.

Monday, Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m. – Creative Writers Group – Drop-in program; 6-7:30 p.m. – Game Night! For ages 12 and up – Drop-in program.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m. – Baby Lapsit Walkers – for pre-registered children ages birth to 18 months, walking; 10:30 a.m. – Baby Lapsit Non-Walkers – for pre-registered children ages birth to 18 months, not-yet-walking; 4:15 p.m. – Loom Knitting Club – for Grades 2 and up – Drop-in program; 6 p.m. – Escape from Behind Enemy Lines: Operation Bonaparte – Drop-in program

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. – Preschool Story Time (for pre-registered 4- & 5-year-olds, not yet in K); 10:30 a.m. – Circle Story Time (for pre-registered 3-year-olds, “all by myself”); 7 p.m. – Member’s Choice Book Club –Secret Sisters, by Jayne Ann Krentz –Drop-in

Thursday, Nov. 7, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. – Toddler Story Time (for pre-registered children, ages 18-36 months, with an adult); 4-6 p.m. – The Beauty of Nature – Photography by Maureen Moore – Art Exhibition Opening Reception – Drop-in event; 6 p.m. – Teen Writers Strike Back – Drop-in program.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m. – Paint & Sip: “A Kaleidoscopic View of Autumn” with Maureen Hart – Limited space – Registration required.



On-going New Windsor Recreation at Marasco Senior Center

Monday’s Hours: 9am – 3pm
Special Programs: Jazzercise 9:30am – 10:30am ($3 per class

Walk 15 10:40am-11:30am ($3 per class

Tuesday’s Hours: 9am – 3pm
Special Programs: Chair Yoga: 10am – 11am ($3 per class.

Senior Matinee: 11:30am – 1:30pm: Bring your lunch and watch a movie on the big screen.

Wednesday’s Hours: 9am – 3pm
Special Programs: Zumba Gold with Bernadette: 10am – 11am ($3 per class)
Thursday’s Hours: 9am – 4pm
Special Programs: Chair Yoga: 9am-10am ($3 per class)

Open day of activities (cards, bingo, knitting, etc)

Friday’s Hours: 9am – 4pm
Special Programs: Day of Art- Draw, Paint, etc. with other artists in this open day of art activities.