Rhinebeck in October

The Children’s Hour

October 3rd – October 12th  
Location: The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck presents Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour.” What’s more powerful, truth or lies? A troubled girl tells a lie with devastating consequences and all involved are changed forever. A CENTERstage Production directed by Cora Stempel and produced by Lou Trapani. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 seniors & children at http://www.centerforperformingarts.org or (845) 876-3080. 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck, NY.
For more information: 845-876-3080
You can also visit www.centerforperformingarts.org

Cocktails At Sunset

October 3rd  
The Rhinecliff, 4 Grinnell Street, Rhinecliff
Join us for our annual auction and fund-raising party – this year in the beautiful riverside setting of The Rhinecliff Hotel. Music, exceptional food and cocktails – plus over a hundred fabulous auction items ranging from luxury vacations to original artwork, handcrafted jewelry to golfing days out; beauty treatments to balloon rides and many more unique gifts and services. Sponsorships available. All proceeds to benefit the award-winning Rhinebeck Village Holiday Tree Lighting project. Help us continue this marvellous tradition. Call (845)876-5904 or contact info@rhinebeckchamber.com for more details. Seating is limited; please respond promptly.  (845)876-5904 www.rhinebeckchamber.com

Twin Ponds Nursery Fall Sale

October 4th   – October 5th  
 37 Red Tail Road, Rhinebeck
Twin Ponds Nursery, specializing in large-sized perennials, ornamental grasses, ornamental shrubs, trees, and native plants grown at the nursery, is hosting a Fall sale, Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 9-4. Discounts from 25-50% on all stock above ground. Also a wide selection of large shrubs and trees in the ground can be custom dug and delivered to you. Design and installation available. Come see this small local nursery in a lovely location, minutes from the center of Rhinebeck. Meg Crawford, 845.876.5113 – call for directions

Crafts At Rhinebeck Fall Festival

 October 4th  to October 5th  
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
On Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds is hosting Crafts at Rhinebeck Fall Festival. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to 300 of the nation’s finest artists, there will be a farmer’s market stand, fun-filled events for children including a hay ride, petting zoo and activities center. The admission is $7 on both days and will be held rain or shine. Please visit http://www.dutchessfair.com for two for one admission tickets and additional information. No pets please.   876-4001 www.dutchessfair.com

Puppet Potpourri Xp

October 4th  
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
The Puppet People present “Puppet Potpourri XP,” a festival of frolics with fresh new skits. An excellent introduction to the art of puppetry and terrific music, including The Entertainer, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Charleston.
845-876-3080 www.centerforperformingarts.org

Rhinebeck Antiques Fair

October 11th   – October 12th  
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
On Saturday October 11th and Sunday October 12th, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds will be the site for the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The admission is $9 each day and will be held rain or shine. Please visit http://www.RhinebeckAntiquesFair.com or http://www.dutchessfair.com for more information and an opportunity for discounted tickets. No pets please. 876-4001

Winnakee Land Trust’s Tour Of Historic Barns

October 11th  

 Eight barns in Northern Dutchess County
Winnakee Land Trust’s 3rd Annual Tour of Historic Barns Saturday, October 11th, 2008, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Tour begins at St. Paul’s Church, Wurtemburg Road, Rhinebeck. $35 per person, includes closing reception from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children 10 and under attend for free. Delicious boxed lunch available for an additional $15 per person, by reservation only. This year’s tour meanders through some of the oldest and most scenic roads in northern Dutchess County. Sites include several extraordinary Dutch barns, a sheep farm, an historic church, an equestrian property, and other rural attractions. Docents will guide visitors through each. A mapped brochure will outline the self-guided route For more information, or to RSVP, contact Winnakee Land Trust at (845) 876-4213 or info@winnakeeland.org .


Wildlife World

October 11th  
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Experience wildlife up close and personal. Naturalists Bill and Brian Robinson use live birds and reptiles to teach how animals adapt for survival and the importance of all wildlife in the balance of nature. 11 a.m.
845-876-3080 www.centerforperformingarts.org

The Best Of Broadway

October 17th    November 2nd  
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck presents “The Best of Broadway,” an evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed and choreographed by Laurie Sepe Marder and produced by Diana di Grandi for Up in One Productions. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 seniors & children.
 845-876-3080 www.centerforperformingarts.org

New York State Sheep & Wool Family Festival

October 18th   – October 19th  
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
The largest sheep and wool festival in the country returns to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY on Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19. Hundreds of sheep, 300 fiber and crafts artists, education and family fun blend in a beautiful fall backdrop. Family fun events include a petting zoo, haunted house, dog Frisbee and pumpkin’ chuckin’. Daily admission is $10.00. Children under 12 are free. $15.00 weekend passes are also available. For further information, please visit www.sheepandwool.com  or call 845 876-4001. : 876-4001 www.dutchessfair.com


October 18th  
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
An enchanting play based on the life of the Iroquois hero as he discovers a magical world full of friends who help him find the path to becoming a great man. 11 a.m. – 845-876-3080

1st Annual Northern Dutchess Art Studio Views

October 18t h– October 19th  
Rhinebeck, Red Hook and Clinton
Inaugural Arts Studio Views features 24 artists through a self-guided tour. The artists open their studios from 11 am-5 pm. Preview the artists work at Rhinebeck Savings Bank in Rhinebeck after October 10.  Diana Ayton-Shenker 845 876 1510

Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society

October 19th  
The Church of the Messiah, Montgomery Street,Rte.9
Attacca String Quartet Emerging Artist Series Sunday, 10/19 @4 PM An informal talk before the concert.(3:30) A reception with the artists after.
 845 -876- 2870

Predator Vs. Prey

October 25th  
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Join us for an exciting adventure with Wildman Jack’s all-new show with wild animals! Learn how they use their teeth, claws and more to survive in nature. 11 a.m.
845-876-3080 www.centerforperformingarts.org