Things to do in April- 2007

APRIL 2007

HUDSON VALLEY ENTREPRENEURIAL FAIR
from April 19th to April 21st
Mid Hudson Civic Center

Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows is hosting its first annual Entrepreneurial Fair. It will be two days of networking, seminars, lectures, hands on workshops and how to clinics to learn from experienced business leaders who will share their knowledge. Apr 19: Booth set up, VIP cocktail reception. Apr 20-21: Free admittance for general public. Gala dinner will be held in the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel on the last day of the event. Tickets for the dinner are just $100.
For more information: info@gethudsonvalley.org
You can also visit: http://www.gethudsonvalley.org

RICHARD III
from April 20th to April 29th
CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

William Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy.  Fri. Sat 8pm.  Sun. 3pm.  Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 seniors and children.
For more information: 845-876-3080
You can also visit:  www.centerforperformingarts.org 

FLEA MARKET AT RHINEBECK
from April 21st to April 22nd
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Please call Fairgrounds for further information.
For more information: 845-876-4001
You can also visit : www.dutchessfair.com

ANNUAL NORTHERN DUTCHESS TROUT DERBY
on April 22nd Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club
Registration 7:00am, fishing time 9:00am-2:00pm.  Adults fee $20; children fee $5.  First prize $150; 2nd prize $75; 3rd prize $50.  Stocked pond!  Trophy Rainbow & Brook Trout.  Keep what you catch.  Rain or Shine.
For more information: Bob Seils – 845-266-8200
You can also visit:  www.northerndutchessrodgun.org 

 TIMELESS BLOSSOMS – OPENING RECEPTION & EXHIBITION
from April 20th to May 26th
Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery, Red Hook

An exhibition of Botanicals in Watercolor by Betsy Jacaruso will open, with a Reception – 6-8pm – on Friday, April 20, and run through May 26, 2007.
For more information: 845-758-9244
You can also visit:  www.betsyjacarusostudio.com 

WORLD WAR II MUSIC: PROPAGANDA AND MORALE
on April 24th
Henry A Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library

7pm.  Free admission, reservations required.  Calvin Knickerbocker will present more than 35 World War II songs that helped to unify the country.  Presented by the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society and the FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Route 9 in Hyde Park.
For more information: 845-229-7711

SLEEP WELL, INCREASE ENERGY, & RESTORE ADRENALS
from April 24th to April 27th
6384 Mill Street  (Route 9), Rhinebeck,  N.Y.

6:30-8:00 PM Join us for our FREE series of discussions on health and wellness. These sessions are designed to provide a meeting ground for like minded individuals, and to educate and empower, whilst promoting awareness of naturopathic medicine and active licensing efforts.
For more information: 845-876-2900

TENNIS TUNE-UP
on April 25th
Rhinebeck Tennis Club,  Rte. 308, Rhinebeck
Pro Shop Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.  4:30pm-6:30pm.  Free.  Refreshments.
For more information: 845-876-8008
You can also visit:  www.rhinebecktennis.com

ASTOR HOME FOR CHILDREN ANNUAL DINNER
on April 26th
Dutchess Country Club
We are proud to announce that IBM & their Employees, and the Ladies of Charity of the Good Shepherd Church (Rhinebeck), will be our honorees during our Dinner. The monies raised through this event will go towards further developing The Astor Early Childhood Training Institute – a community of child development experts who are dedicated to teach, train and disseminate best practices for quality childcare development. For more information: Sonia Barnes-Moorhead  (845) 871-1117 You can also visit:  www.astorservices.org

HISTORY OF MASSENA & BARRYTOWN – BY WINT ALDRICH
from April 27th to April 23rd
The Starr Library, 68 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck
Talk presented by the Rhinebeck Historical Society. 7:30pm start in the Community Room, ground floor.
You can also visit:  www.rhinbeckhistory.org

MID HUDSON KENNEL CLUB DOG TRIALS
from April 28th to April 29th
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Please call the Fairgrounds for further information.
For more information: 845-876-4001
You can also visit:  www.dutchessfair.com

4H CALF SALE
from April 28th to April 29th
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Please call the Fairgrounds for further information.
For more information: 845-876-4001
You can also visit:  www.dutchessfair.com

DC SHEEP & WOOL GROWERS ASSOCIATION CLINIC
on April 28th Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Please contact the Fairgrounds for further information.
For more information: 845-876-4001
You can also visit : www.dutchessfair.com

RABBIT SHOW
on April 28th Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Please contact the Fairgrounds for further information.
For more information: 845-876-4001
You can also visit:  www.dutchessfair.com

RHINEBECK TENNIS CLUB – OPENING DAY
on April 28th Rhinebeck Tennis Club,  Rte. 308, Rhinebeck
10:00am – 2:00pm.  Round Robin and Refreshments.  Registration and Orientation. 10% discount if signed-up before May 1, 2007.
For more information: 845-876-8008
You can also visit:  www.rhinebecktennis.com

FREE SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT AT BARD
on April 29th
Olin Hall, Bard College
3:00pm. Featuring the World premiere of “Hudson Valley Vignettes” by Harold Farberman and works by Fanny Mendelssohn and Brahms, performed by the acclaimed Colorado Quartet.  First come first served.
For more information: 845-758-7425
You can also visit:  www.bard.edu

WALK FOR AUTISM
on April 29th
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Please contact the Fairgrounds for further information.
For more information: 845-876-4001
You can also visit:  www.dutchessfair.com

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
on April 29th
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Rhinebeck 1pm.  Held outdoors by the majestic Hudson River.  Family event featuring tree-related activities.
For more information: 845-889-8851 You can also visit: www.staatsburgh.org

  KIDS EXPO.
from April 14th to April 15th
Market & Main Sts., Poughkeepsie

Live entertainment, climb a rock wall, ice skate, be a DJ and other interactive exhibits and activities.  Parade: Sunday at noon.
For more information: 845-485-9803 x500
You can also visit: www.kids-expo.org

 COCOON THEATRE
from April 1st to October 30th
6384 Mill Street, Rhinebeck

We are a non-profit organization with a wide variety of educational opportunities for children of all ages.  Summer workshops available.
For more information: 845-876-6470
You can also visit: www.cocoontheatre.org

 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   

CASSATT STRING QUARTET
on April 14th Church of the Messiah, Route 9, Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society.  8pm.  Tickets: Adults $25.00, Students with ID $10.00.  Children under 13 free.
For more information: 845-876-2870
You can also visit: www.rhinebeckmusic.org

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

NIGHT & DAY: THE BEST OF COLE PORTER
on April 12th
Bardavon, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie

Matinees and music series. 2pm.Tickets: $5.
For more information: 845-473-2072
You can also visit: www.bardavon.org

DOLLFACE
from April 12th to April 15th
CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

Dolores Faith Zuckerman wants to be a television comedienne, only it’s 1956, she’s miserably engaged to Hank the gym teacher and, oh yeah, she’s not funny.  Maybe Victor Catalan, the cigarette magician at Club Rub a Dub Dub, will provide the magic.  CENTERstage Productions brings you this Easter basket of love, with songs by David Forman and collaborators Rob Hyman, Rick Chertoff, Johnny Gale and Bette Midler.  Written and conceived by B.J. Sebring. Four performances only: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8PM, Sunday, 3PM. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors. DOLLFACE is not recommended for children, due to some dark themes. Tickets are available by calling the box office or at the door beginning one hour prior to that day’s performance.  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

DAFFODIL HIGH TEA
on April 14th
Wilderstein Gate Lodge, 330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck

Springtime event featuring a variety of tea sandwiches and other sweets.  Tour of Wilderstein Mansion included.  Start 1:00pm.  Admission: $25 for adults, $10 for children. 
For more information: 845-876-4818
You can also visit: www.wilderstein.org 

 EXCLUSIVE SCREENING: STEPHANIE DALEY
on April 15th
Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck

1:00pm.  Dutchess County Arts Council and Upstate will be hosting a special screening of the acclaimed new film, Stephanie Daley, directed and written by New Paltz resident Hillary Brougher.  Reception to follow at Rhinebeck Savings Bank offices.  Tickets $15 for members of the Asrts Council and Upstate, others $20.  Proceeds go to the 2007 Arts Fund.  Reservations recommended.
For more information: 845-454-3222
You can also visit: www.artsmidhuson.org

 STAATSBURGH FRIENDS’ AFTERNOON MUSICALE & TEA on April 15th Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Rhinebeck Plus Annual Meeting.  Time to be announced.
For more information: 845-889-8851
You can also visit: www.staatsburgh.org  

COCOON THEATRE
from April 1st to October 30th
6384 Mill Street, Rhinebeck

We are a non-profit organization with a wide variety of educational opportunities for children of all ages.  Summer workshops available.
For more information: 845-876-6470
You can also visit: www.cocoontheatre.org

NATUROPATHIC SOLUTIONS FOR ALLERGIES
on April 17th
6384 Mill Street  (Route 9), Rhinebeck,  N.Y.

6:30-8:00 PM Join us for our FREE series of discussions on health and wellness. These sessions are designed to provide a meeting ground for like minded individuals, and to educate and empower, whilst promoting awareness of naturopathic medicine and active licensing efforts.
For more information: 845-876-2900

Please note: the meeting this Monday night, April 9, will be the first of
two held each year at the Rhinecliff fire house.  The town board will be
interviewing earlier at town hall and  our plan is to be in Rhinecliff to
begin the meeting at the regular time of 6:45PM.
 
 
RHINEBECK TOWN BOARD BUSINESS  MEETING
PRELIMINARY Agenda
4/9/07
 
Call to Order: 4:30 PM (Town Hall)
 
Roll Call:
 
Recess to executive session: 4:30 PM
 
Two interview candidates for the Board of Assessment Review and a candidate
to serve as special counsel on planning and zoning issues
 
Reconvene in public session and recess to Rhinecliff Firehouse: 6:30PM
 
Reconvene at Rhinecliff Firehouse: 6:45PM
 
Announcements:
 
 The 17th annual town roadside cleanup day will be held on April 14th from
7AM to 12noon.  The transfer station will be accepting plastic bags at no
charge.  Please call Nancy Cunningham at the transfer station for further
details, 758-3405. 
 
 Rhinebeck Summer Recreation Program Registration Day – Saturday April 28,
Town Hall, 9:00 am to noon. Programs include: Day Camp, Youth Swim Lessons, Youth Tennis, Swim Team, Adult Aqua Aerobics.  Call Recreation director Kari Wolf at 876-4637 for further details.
 
 Notice of Household Hazardous Waste Day – Saturday May 5 – at the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency,  96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie. Pre-register & pre-pay by Wednesday May 2. Call 463-6020 for more info, or http://www.DCRRA.org <http://www.dcrra.org/>
 
Presentations:
 
* Emery Ruger, Chair, Rhinebeck Board of Assessors, will review this year’s property assessment process.
 
* Landsman Kill Trail Association will request town approval for a horse trail to pass through the town land-fill on Stone Church Road.
 
Proposed Actions:
 
1.     Open and award bid for private purchase of the town’s Hyster H60C Fork Lift Truck
 
2..     Appointing Svend Beecher to the Recreation Committee
 
3.     Approving expansion of Board of Assessment Review from three to five members.
 
4.     Approving new members to the Board of Assessment Review.
 
5.     Accepting with considerable regret the resignation of Kristen Simmons as Secretary to the Zoning Board and as Assessors’ Clerk
 
6.    Appointing new Secretary to the Zoning Board.
 
7.     Approving $50 fee for road closure, consistent with the local law #3, adopted 3/26/07.
 
8.     Approving minutes, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26
 
9.     Appointing Gloria Fox, Carol Smith, Bill Dowden, and Tess McKellen to the Conservation Advisory Council.
 
10.    Appointing special counsel to the town board for planning and zoning issues.
 
Old Business:
 
11.     Supervisor’s report on liaison assignments.
 
12.    Other old business
 
New Business:
 
13.    Considering official town board support for Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail Designation of the Winnakee Land Trust Rhinebeck/Red Hook Historic Bike and Walk Tour.
 
14.    Other new business.
 
Adjourn: