Things to do – March

WINE DINNER:  BIG REDS WITH MICHAEL WEISS
on March 30th
Terrapin Restaurant,6426 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck

Friday, March 30, 2007
6:30pm

Join Terrapin and special host, award-winning wine professor and author, Michael Weiss for a Big Red Wine Dinner on Friday March 30th at 6:30pm.   Mr. Weiss, a 2007 winner of the European Wine Council’s Educator Award, will lead you through an informative seminar on the finer points of bold red wines followed by a four-course dinner created especially for this evening by Chef Josh Kroner.  While dining on Mediterranean-inspired fare paired with 5 carefully selected red wines, Mr. Weiss will be circulating the room to answer your wine questions personally.  Whether wine connoisseur or novice, we hope you’ll join us for a deliciously educational evening!
$79/person (before tax & gratuity)

For more information and to make your reservation call us at 845.876.3330 
 
For more information: jessica@terrapinrestaurant.com
You can also visit: http://www.terrapinrestaurant.com

 SPRING EGG HUNT
on March 31st
Recreation Center, Starr Library, Rhinebeck

For children of all ages.  Begins at 10:00am.  Bring your own basket!
For more information: 845-876-3409
You can also visit:  www.rhinebeck-ny.gov

THE TASTE OF RHINEBECK
on March 26th
Downtown Rhinebeck

A traveling feast throught the historic streets of Rhinebeck.  Visit over 20 participating restaurants as you walk through the village of Rhinebeck.  Wristbands $75 each.  Call 845-871-3505 for phone reservations or log onto http://www.northerndutchesshopsital.org for more details.
For more information: Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundaiton
You can also visit: www.northerndutchesshospital.org
WILDMANJACK’S WILD WORLD OF REPTILES
on March 31st
CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

Wildman Jack DiMuccio works with live snakes and other reptiles, giving the audience an up-close and personal experience to develop respect and understanding for the important role these animals play in nature.  Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults, and go on sale at the door beginning 10AM the morning of the show.
Parents are encouraged to arrive early to ensure
good seating.  The CENTER is located at 661 route 308, 3.5 miles east of the Rhinebeck traffic light.
For more information: (845) 876-3080
You can also visit: www.centerforperformingarts.org

“I DRIVE SAFELY” DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS
on March 31st
NDP Training Center, 3 Hook Rd., Rhinebeck

9:00am-3:30pm.  Northern Dutchess Paramedics tutor a class recognized by the NY State Dept. of Motor Vehicles.  Fee: $40/person.  Save 10% on your insurance and reduce up to 4 points on your license!  Bring a bag lunch.
For more information: 845-876-0338 ext. 4
SKYHUNTERS IN FLIGHT
on March 17th
CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

A fascinating look at the world of raptors!  Learn how birds of prey live and survive with an infoor falconry presentation followed by an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with hunting dogs (weather permitting.)  Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults, and go on sale beginning 10AM the morning of the show.  There are no advance sales.  The CENTER is located at 661 route 308, 3.5 miles east of the Rhinebeck traffic light. For more information: (845) 876-3080  You can also visit  www.centerforperformingarts.org

ARCHEOLOGY IN RHINEBECK – TALK BY DR CHRIS LIDNER on March 23rd
The Starr Library, 68 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck
Presented by the Rhinebeck Historical Society.  7:30pm start in the Community Room, ground floor.
You can also visit: www.rhinebeckhistory.org

ELEPHANT CHILD BY THE PUPPET PEOPLE
on March 24th
CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
 This fun festival of frolics is an original variety show accompanied by musical favorites. It showcases hand puppets, mouth puppets, rod puppets and trick marionettes and terrific music!  An excellent way to introduce audiences to the art of puppetry!  Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults, and go on sale beginning 10AM the morning of the show.  There is no reserve seating.  The CENTER is located at 661 Route 308, 3.5 miles east of the Rhinebeck traffic light.  For more information: (845) 876-3080
You can also visit:  www.centerforperformingarts.org

“Hello, Dolly!” Center for the Performing Arts, 661 Rt. 308, Rhinebeck. Dolly Levi, one of the theater’s most beloved characters, comes to life in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s blockbuster Broadway musical. Winner of 10 Tony Awards. Presented by Up in One Productions. Fri.-Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3pm; and Sat. 3/17, 24 & 31 at 2pm. $22, $20 sr./child 845/876-3088.  www.centerforperformingarts.org  

  ELMO’S COLORING BOOK – LIVE SHOW
from March 9th to March 11th Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie See your favorite Muppet characters on stage.  Presented by Vee Corporation.  Fri. 10:30am and 7pm.  Sat. 10:30am, 2pm and 5:30pm.  Sun. 1pm and 4:30pm.  Call ticketmaster for admission prices. For more information: 845-454-3388

 NEW YORK PIANO COMPETITION CHAMPIONS – VOL. 2 on March 9th CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
We couldn’t get enough of the Stecher & Horowitz Piano Champions, so we booked them again for a memorable show of musical brilliance. This series is a must-see for music lovers, and well worth the ticket. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children.   For more information: (845) 876-3080 You can also visit: www.centerforperformingarts.org

  Chiara String Quartet. The Church of the Messiah, Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society presents Chiara String Quartet, preceded by an informal talk; reception follows. 4pm. $20, $5/st. w/ID, under 12 free. 845/876-2870. www.rhinebeckmusic.org

RHINEBECK ROTARY’S IRISH FOR AN EVENING EVENT
on March 9th Cafe Lucchaela/Red Hook Golf Club
Toast Irish culture and heritage with Rhinebeck Rotary on Friday, March 9, 2007 from 6:30-11pm at Cafe Lucchaela/Red Hook Golf Club. The event will feature Irish entertainment, an auction, live music, Kaeli Dancing, Irish Step Dancing and an Irish Sing-Song. Tickets are $45 per person and seating is limited. Contact Kathy Dewkett to make your reservation by calling 845.876.5250. Be part of the inaugural year of this new tradition for Northern Dutchess County! Proceeds benefit outreach programs supported by the Rhinebeck Rotary. Rotary meets Mondays at the Beekman Arms at 12:15pm. Guests and new members are welcome. “Irish for an Evening” event generously sponsored by Rhinebeck Architecture and Planning and John G. Ullman and Associates. For more information: Kathy Dewkett, 845.876.5250 You can also visit:  www.rotary.org

CELTIC HEELS SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE on March 10th
CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

With unique choreography and direction, this toe-tapping, hand clapping energetic performance will beautifully blend today’s more modern flair with Ireland’s ancient ancestral style of Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes.  Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults, and go on sale beginning 10AM the morning of the show.  Parents are encouraged to arrive early to ensure good seating.  There is no reserve seating.  The CENTER is located at 661 Route 308, 3.5 miles east of the Rhinebeck traffic light. For more information: (845) 876-3080 You can also visit:  www.centerforperformingarts.org

” REVOLUTIONS AND THE LIMITS OF REASON”
from February 5th to May 14th Olin Hall, Bard College
Bard College’s First-Year Seminar program offers a series of concerts, performances and lectures.  All are free and open to the public.  Start: 4:30pm. For more information: 845-758-7512 You can also visit : www.inside.bard.edu/firstyear/

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE.
from March 16th to April 1st CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck Hilarious musical comedy celebrating modern day relationships through various stages of dating, romance and marriage.  Directed by Diana di Grandi and Laurie Sepe Marder for Up In One Productions. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for children and seniors. For more information: 9845) 876-3080

You can also visit:www.centerforperformingarts.org

ARTHOP THIRD SATURDAY
on March 17th Various locations, Poughkeepsie
Open houses of art galleries and cultural venues, music and more!  4-8pm.  Free.
For more information: 845-454-2263
You can also visit: www.arthoptours.com
Curatorial Thesis Exhibitions: Series 1. Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies, River Rd., Annandale. Four exhibitions curated by graduate students during their second year of study in curatorial studies and contemporary culture. Presented by the Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture. Wed.-Sun., 1-5pm. Free 845/758-7598. www.bard.edu/ccs


“A Man For All Seasons”. Cocoon Theatre, 6384 Mill St. (Rt. 9) , Rhinebeck. A compelling portrait of Sir Thomas More, a courageous man who died for his convictions. Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Ellen Honig. C.A.T. Production (Cocoon Actors Theatre). Fri. & Sat. 8pm and Sun. 3 pm. $15. 845/876-6480.  www.cocoontheatre.org