Community Calendar

February 21

The regular monthly meeting of the Orange County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC), Munger Cottage, Cornwall, will begin at 7:30 p.m.   FCC License exam will be administered at 6 p.m. Meeting location and info,   or 845-391-3620.

February 22

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kick off a month of Maple Sugar Tours. Tours will be led by Environmental Educators and take place at the Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. For upcoming dates and further info call 845-534-5506 ext 204

Learn About Robots. Saturdays 10 a.m. for grade 3 & 4, 11 a.m. for grades 5 & 6. Registration is going on now. DBERNAL@NEWBURGHARMORY.ORG.

February 23

At 3 p.m., the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra will welcome piano soloist Julian Lazaro, a sophomore at Pine Bush High School, at its annual winter concert at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown. For information, call (845) 341-4787.

  •  At 3 p.m., Black History Month will be celebration at the First Presbyterian Church of Hamptonburgh, 2815 Route 207, Campbell Hall. There will be a presentation on the “Buffalo Soldiers” followed by a reception hosted by the Board of Deacons. For information, call Vera @ 270-1360 or Rosemary @ 294-3561.

February 25

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Chester 94-96 Main St., Chester, from 5-7 p.m. Dinner to include pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee, tea, and juice. $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and children under 10. No reservations are needed, cash or check are accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit Safe Homes of OC.

  •  St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 37 Old Route 9W, New Windsor, will hold the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Adults: $8, Children: $5, Children under 3 years: free.

February 26

First Presbyterian Church of Washingtonville will hold their Free Community Dinner, featuring a variety of soups and bread, at 30 Goshen Avenue Washingtonville, 5-6:30 p.m. All are welcome for food and fellowship. RSVP 496-3814.

March 4 and 9

Orange County 4-H is looking for schools to participate in the 2020 Incubation and Embryology Program. Two free trainings will be offered at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County located at 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300, Middletown. Dates are Wednesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. and Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. If your school district or classroom is interested in taking part, contact Margaret Smith at 845-344-1234 or by Tuesday, March 3.

March 5-7

At 7 p.m., the Washingtonville High School’s Masque and Mime will present “Pink Slip”. Tickets available at

March 6

The art master class The Shape of Things~ Drawing and Mark-Making, by Heidi Lanino (original date: February 21) Friday, March 6, 2020. The session starts at 12 noon.

Rhythm of The Dance, Open to the public.


March 7

“7” annual fabulous gourmet spaghetti dinner is sponsored by Middletown Lions Club, at 4-7 p.m. at the Hoffman Masonic Lodge on the corner of North & Courtland Streets in Middletown.  Proceeds, as well as donations, will enable the Middletown Lions Club to continue its service to our community, especially in the areas of sight, hearing, hunger, literacy and the environment. Adults, $6 children 11 & younger.

March 13 – 15

The Newburgh Free Academy spring musical production of  “In the Heights” will be presented on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. in the NFA Main Campus, 201 Fullerton Avenue. For ticket reservations, call 845-563-5413 or visit

March 14

The Rock Tavern Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, will be featuring Janie March. An advocate for special education, Janie recorded an Autism awareness EP, “In His Eyes / Living with Autism,”. All the proceeds from both recordings will be donated to the Anderson Center for Autism.

March 21

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Red Cross will hold a Babysitter Certification Class for ages 15-21  in The City of Newburgh Recreation Center, 401 Washington Street, Newburgh. For information, call 914-805-8290

  •  A Roast Beef Dinner, hosted by Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church, 1387 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will include, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls, beverage and dessert. Tickets are $15 Adults, $8 Children 5 years and older. The church is wheelchair accessible. Take-outs available. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Reservations suggested, contact Dick 469-4755, Terri at 469-4878 or Sue 469-2065.

March 28

At 8-10:30 p.m., Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, sponsored by Perfect Comfort (Heating, Cooling, Plumbing), “Roots Music Royalty” – playing the fabric of American Music, a Museum Village fundraiser set in the intimate Playhouse at Museum Village. For information, call 845-782-8248.

April 1

From 3-8 p.m., Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Class will be held. The course content is based on regulatory requirements for childcare workers in all 50 states. Class will be held in The Genesis Academy 120 South Street Newburgh. Preregistration required.

April 5

At 12-4 p.m., The Friends of the Moffat Library will host the Meet the Authors Luncheon at the Round Hill House in Washingtonville. The authors will be novelists Mary Calvi and Peter Duffy. Tickets are $40 per person. Proceeds will support programs at the Moffat Library.  Call at 845-496-5483 for information.

April 18

Create a Nature Journal with Jim Van Gelder on April 18 at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and hosted by Orange County Audubon Society Inc. and Newburgh Free Library.


Soccer Skills and Drills Program at the Newburgh Armory.  All grade levels from K through 8. To register contact Diane Bernal at 845-245-4035 ext. 112


February Events

Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation

Saturday, February 22 | snow date: 2/23


March Events
Bread Making
Saturday, March 7 | snow date: 3/21

Pruning Your Flowering Ornamentals and Shrubs
Wednesday, March 11

Decorative Birdhouses
Tuesday, March 31


April Events

Discover the Wonderful World of Roses
Thursday, April 2

Starting a Vegetable Garden
Saturday, April 4

Saturday, April 4


Winter Art Program through February. Ages 4-15. Contact 845-534-4740 or gallery for information on each class and the cost.

  •  New Windsor Recreation at Marasco Senior Center. Monday’s Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Special Programs: Jazzercise 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ($3 per class)

Walk 15 10:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ($3 per class Tuesday’s Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Special Programs: Chair Yoga: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. $3 per class.

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

Wednesday’s Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Special Programs: Zumba Gold with Bernadette: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ($3 per class)

Thursday’s Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Special Programs: Chair Yoga: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. ($3 per class)

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

Friday’s Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Special Programs: Day of Art- Draw, Paint, etc. with other artists in this open day of art activities.

  •  Village of Washingtonville on-going programs: Time for Tots and Toddling Toddlers and Get Fit with Bodyfit. For info on these programs, contact Diane at 782-5418.
  •  The West Point Band announces its Masterworks Concert Series with performances at West Point and surrounding communities through May. All concerts are free.
  •  “Bernstein, Benny, and Pierson” at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Chester on Saturday, February 22, 7 p.m. (Snow date: Sunday, February 23, 3 p.m.)
  •  “Barber, McGinty, and Broad-way” at the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ, on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m.
  •  “Serenade for Winds” will be featured by the West Point Concert Band Woodwinds on Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. in the Cadet Chapel, West Point.
  •  “Hindemith, Dahl, and Ticheli” at the Studley Theatre Auditorium, SUNY New Paltz on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. (Snow date: Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m.)
  •  “Variations on America” will be held Sunday, April 5, 3 p.m. at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ.
  •  “Brahms’ Monumental 1st Piano Concerto” will be held on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in the Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point. For concert information, cancellations, and updates, call 845.938.2617 or visit West Point Band news may be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.