Rhinebeck in April ~ 2010

52nd Annual Landsman Kill Stocking Club Fishing Contest


Open to all Rhinebeck Central School District Children ages 12 to under 16 12:30 pm Saturday, April 10th Meet at the Rhinebeck High School Bring your own plastic bucket A Parade of trucks will carry anglers with their buckets to place 1,000 Trout at stocking points along the stream.FISHING BEGINS APRIL 11th   AFTER 6AM BREAKFAST AT THE AMERICAN LEGIONCONTEST REGISTRATION: 9:30 – Noon Rhinebeck Town Hall Saturday, March 27t   LATE registration: 11:30am – 12:30pm before the stocking

 Mommy and Me Pilates March 22nd to May 3rd  Rhinebeck Pilates  Monday’s 12:30-1:30pm Mommy & Me Pilates is specially designed for new moms and their babies (from birth to walking). This class will help new mothers rejuvenate and tone their post pregnancy bodies, bond with their babes & meet other moms too! Classes teach Pilates exercises that will gently restore core strength, pelvic floor, and postural alignment. Exercises are safe for moms with diastatis recti & c-section delivery. Classes are taught by Jill DiGiovanni, certified Pilates Instructor & pre- and post-exercise specialist. 8 Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm $35/single class $225/all 8 classes $200/all 8 classes (Bring-a-friend discount) Contact us to reserve your space: 845-876-5686 info@rhinebeckpilates.com   www.rhinebeckpilates.com

Outside The Tent April 23rd to May 2nd ~COCOON THEATRE presents “OUTSIDE THE TENT” an original play written by Marguerite San Millan, performed by teens. A performance piece inspired by the idea of struggle. An unusual tale about the belief in the miraculous. A rag-tag of sorts family of circus performers discover a mystery, solve a crime and accomplish the amazing – in an effort to find friendship, peace and understanding. This play is suitable for all ages. Fridays and Saturday at 7 pm. and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets $15. Pay at the door by check or cash. Call to reserve: 845.876.6470 Cocoon Theatre is located at 6384 Mill St. (Rt. 9) in Rhinebeck (directly across from the Beekman Arms) Cocoon Theatre has been presenting original plays for over 20 years. Each play is designed for the particular cast performing – never to be repeated. If you are interested in the creative process, then an evening at Cocoon will leave you very satisfied, perhaps even thirsting for more. Many of our audiences come back two and three times for one show, eager to see more! In an economic time where new work is extremely threatened we urge you to support original visual and performing art in your area. Don’t let Cocoon’s magic pass you by! CONACT: Marguerite 845-876-6470
For more information: 845-876-6470  www.cocoontheatre.org

Local galleries will hold openings and artist’s talks on the Third Saturday of the month from May 2010 through April 2011 continuing into the remainder of 2011.

1.      An art show “Bannerman Island: A Vanishing Treasure” featuring paintings and photographs of Bannerman’s Island in all of its glory at Wells Fargo Advisors, 6423 Montgomery St, Suite 10 with a reception on March 26. A portion of sales will benefit Bannerman Castle Trust Fund.  The exhibit will continue until April 26th.

2.      Saturday, April 17th will be the opening for Gazen Gallery’s “Awakening Spring Show” with a reception 4-9pm. “Awakening Spring Show” runs April 17 – June 12th.

3.      May 1-31: Art Exhibit: Rhinebeck High School & Bulkeley Middle School Students Montgomery Row, 2nd Floor — Drawings, paintings, collage, and stained glass

Shake Off Your Winter Doldrums with the Laughter Club!

 *come celebrate the 1st Birthday of the Laughter Club!!** April 7, 14, 21, 28  10.30 – 11.15am Community Room at the Starr Library 68 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck For all ages, abilities and fitness levels   Everyone welcome!

The Laughter Club combines laughter exercises with deep yoga breathing and gentle stretches to enhance well-being. It does not use jokes, comedy, yoga poses or tickling.  Come and experience why laughter is the best medicine! $5 / pay what you can        Info: 845-516-4330

Board of Education Reviews Preliminary 2010- 11 Budget Info, Targets $1.25 Million in Potential Budget Reductions The public is invited to attend the following Regular and Special Board of Education meetings related to 2010-11 school budget: • February 23rd – 7:30 pm, BMS/RHS Library • March 9th – 7:30 pm, BMS/RHS Library • March 13th – Annual Budget Workshop, 9am, BMS/RHS Libr. • March 23rd – 7:30 

pm, BMS/RHS Library • April 13th – Budget Hearing & BOE Budget Adoption, 7pm, BMS/RHS Library • May 11th – Budget Hearing, 7:00 pm, BMS/RHS Library • May 18th – Annual Budget and Board of Education vote – 2:00 to 9:00 pm, BMS Cafeteria 

Also, the Board wants to know what you think! Send comments, suggestions or questions on the 2010-11 school district budget to BudgetInfo@rhinebeckcsd.org   , a special e-mail address established to solicit and respond to your budget input.  In addition, your Board of Education members always appreciate hearing your thoughts and ideas on this topic, or any other. Get in touch with them using the contact information found at http://www.rhinebeckcsd.org/board_members.cfm

Macbeth And The Sam Scripps Shakespeare Festival  April 1st  The only Shakespearean tragedy that has a villain as its hero, Macbeth presents a stark and disturbing view of the psychology of wickedness and guilt. One of the great Shakespearean tragedies, Macbeth is a dark and bloody drama of ambition, murder, guilt and revenge. Prompted by witches’ prophecies and goaded by his ambitious wife, Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland, in order to succeed him on the throne, but is soon entangled in a web of treachery and deceit that spells his doom. A CENTERstage Production directed by Lou Trapani. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 seniors & children 845-876-3080. www.centerforperformingarts.org   


“The Arthritic Shoulder” Wednesday, April 7th  Talk & Q&A by Stephen Maurer, MD. 6:30pm in lower level conf. rm., Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 1-877-729-2444

Noah and His Wife  Friday, April 9th—Sunday, April 11th CENTERstage production on the Globe Stage. Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm. $16/$12. Ctr. for Perf. Arts, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080

Shakespeare For Kids  April 10th The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
April 10 SHAKESPEARE FOR KIDS by the Hampstead Stage Company 11 a.m. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. Meet William Shakespeare and his timeless works. Travel back in time to the renowned Blackfriar’s Theatre where Shakespeare’s characters come to life! Experience Shakespeare’s classics through his eyes as he writes some of his most prominent plays: Henry V, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet. Presented as part of the CENTER’s annual Shakespeare Festival. Tickets: $8 adults and $6 for children in advance or at the door. (845) 876-3080.  www.centerforperformingarts.org

 Comic Book Symposium Saturday, April 10th 7pm in Reem-Kayden Ctr., Bard. For info: jk448@bard.edu

Paint Your Heart Out!  Laugh Your Socks Off! Sunday April 11th 2:00pm – 4:30pm  Starr Library  68 West Market Street  Rhinebeck Join us for a workshop designed to lift your spirit and recharge you with greater creativity and joy! Experience health-beneficial, rejuvenating laughter through Laughter Yoga and freedom of expression without boundaries through Intuitive Action Painting. $30 (includes cost of materials)  or bring a friend @ $20 each  No previous experience of painting (or laughing!!) needed. Pre-register by 4/8: lizwalkden@yahoo.co.uk    

Workshop Facilitators –  Erika Larskaya, artist and life-coach; Liz Morfea, Laughter Yoga Leader and writer.

 Carol Goodman Reading  Tuesday, April 13th Author of Arcadia Falls. 7:30pm. Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-0500

 “Spring: A Time for Nutritional Beginnings” Tuesday, April 13th  Talk & Q&A by Roufia Payman, MD. 6:30pm in lower level conf. rm., Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 1-877-729-2444

 “Advancements in Rheumatology” Thursday, April 15 th Talk & Q&A by Zev Weitz, MD. 6:30pm in lower level conf. rm., Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 1-877-729-2444

Annual Roadside Litter Clean-Up Town of Rhinebeck 20th Annual Roadside Litter Clean-Up Saturday April 17th, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. What a valuable way to celebrate Earth Day! We ask residents to volunteer in this event sponsored jointly by Neighbors’ Gun Club and the Boy Scouts. Community efforts are instrumental to a successful clean up each spring. Past events Volunteers hit the roads with garbage bags in hand to clean up trash left behind as the winter snow melts. Gather family, friends and neighbors’ to maintain The Attractiveness of Rhinebeck. Is this calendar date taken? You may want to pick up litter prior our scheduled date and drop it off Saturday April 17th. The Boy Scouts and Neighbors Gun Club do assigned roads, volunteers go individually or group together in their own neighborhoods. *** Use your own plastic bags ***

All bagged litter/debris must be brought to Rhinebeck Transfer Station/Recycling Facility on Saturday April 17th376 Stone Church Road,

Any questions contact Nancy @ 758-3405 (or) email tsrf3405@frontiernet.net

Incredible Edibles Workshops  April 17, 2010 – 11-12:30 Kitchen gardening is a great way for kids to learn about nature, horticulture and nutrition while enjoying time outdoors. Let the cheerful Pied Piper of the Phantom gardens, Abbey Hart lead young ones on a season-spanning adventure of growing their own food. Participants will begin in April, planting lettuces and a pole bean tepee. Return in late May to enjoy a salad party and put in the next round of crops – tomatoes, zukes and cukes, cheerful sunflowers and more. The workshop will wrap up in August with more harvesting and sampling. Along the way, they’ll take home seedlings for their own yards, and learn important lessons about organic methods, composting, even participate in a ladybug release! Sign up the youngsters in your life and jump start a lifetime of gardening. 3 Saturdays – sign up for one or all! April 17, May 22 & August 21 from 11-12:30 This workshop is recommended for kids ages 6-11, and has a limited enrollment. The fee is $20 per session, $45 for all three, and includes all materials and instruction. info: luannephantom@gmail.com        http://www.thephantomgardener.com

Cathleen Schine Reading Saturday, April 17th  Author of The Three Weissmans of Westport. 7:30pm. Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-0500 

 Daffodil Tea at Wilderstein   Saturday, April 17th  Teas, refreshments, & house tour. 1pm. $25/$10. Reservations required. 845-876-4818

How To Eat Like A Child April 17th to April 24th  The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck   April 17 & 24 HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD by Kids on Stage, The CENTER’s theater workshop program. 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17 and April 24. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. Musical written by Delia Ephron, John Forster and Judith Kahan. This musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child is hilarious. Children give 23 lessons in such subjects as how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room and how to laugh hysterically. Directed by Lisa Lynds. Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for children in advance or at the door. (845) 876-3080.  www.centerforperformingarts.org

Guided Bird Walk   Saturday, April 17th  Starts at Visitors Ctr. at 9am. $3. Clermont State Historic Site. 518-537-4240 

Flea Market Saturday, April 17thSunday, April 18th  At Dutchess County. Fairgrounds. Call for info: 845-876-4003

 The Rhinecliff  April 18th The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-kill will join together to bring you an afternoon of good food, good music and a good time in a beautiful setting on the Hudson River. 2:00-5:00 pm. Entertainment, Silent Auction, Raffle Prix Fixe 3 course Dinner following this event is being offered for $14.95 Eleanor, herself, may make an appearance.   For more information: Dana Marks midamina@aol.com 266-3517 www.ndsorchestra.org  

Auditions, the Laramie Project Monday, April 19thWednesday, April 21st Auditions for play about the Matthew Shepard case, for performance this summer by Act 2 Theater Group, student activist company. Mon & Tue 3–5pm, with callbacks Wed afternoon. At Ctr. for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck. act2act.biz or gidkids@aol.com.

Rhinebeck Poetry Night Tuesday, April 20th  Bring your favorite poem to share. 7:30pm at Oblong Books, Rhinebeck. 845-876-0500 

 2010 Taste of Rhinebeck  Proceeds benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation  A TRAVELING CULINARY FEAST THROUGH THE HISTORIC STREETS OF RHINEBECK April 20, 2010, 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. $75 Per Person Price includes gourmet samples at the following participating businesses*

ARIELLE * AROI * BEEKMAN ARMS * BLUE CASHEW BREAD ALONE * CHINA ROSE, HOSTED BY GAZEN GALLERY * FOSTER’S COACH HOUSE RESTAURANT GENDRON CATERING * GIGI TRATTORIA GREAT FOOD & COMPANY * LE PETIT BISTRO MOMIJI * NDH NUTRITION DEPARTMENT OLD MILL WINE & SPIRITS * OLIVER KITA , HOSTED BY MALCARNE CONTRACTING * PETE’S FAMOUS RHINEBECK BAGEL RHINEBECK FARMER’S MARKET, HOSTED BY WINTER SUN /SUMMER MOON RHINEBECK HEALTH FOODS * THE RHINECLIFF, HOSTED BY RHINEBECK DEPARTMENT STORE RHINEBECK CREPE BAR & CREAMERY LOCATED AT MILL HOUSE PANDA RHINEBECK WINE AND LIQUORS * STARR PLACE * SAMUEL’S OF RHINEBECK TERRAPIN * VILLAGE PIZZA Please make your reservations by April 12 Pay with Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express by calling 845.871.3505 OR Send checks payable to NDH Foundation to: 99 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Please include the names of all guests in your party, your name, phone number and address. Each $75 ticket has a fair market value of $45, bringing the total tax-deductible portion of each ticket purchased to $30.

 Talk: Back Health Thursday, April 22nd  Talk & Q&A by Richard Perkins, MD. Learn about treatments & pain relief for lumbar spinal stenosis & herniated discs. 6:30pm in lower level conf. rm., Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 1-877-729-2444 


Outside the Tent , Friday, April 23th —Sunday, April 25th  Original work performed by students. Fri & Sat 7pm; Sun 3pm. $15. Cocoon Theatre, 6384 Mill St., across from Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck. 845-876-6470

 Book & Attic Art Sale Saturday, April 24th  10am–4pm. Organized by Friends of Starr Lib. W. Mkt. St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-4030 

 Sheep & Wool Showcase Saturday, April 24th  Shearing, spinning, dyeing, knitting & weaving demos; exhibition of various wool-bearing animals; wool emporium; music & food. 11am–4:30pm. $8 per vehicle. Rain date: 4/25. Clermont State Historic Site. Cty. Rt. 6, off 9G. Call 518-537-4240

Wilderstein Landscape Day Saturday, April 24th  Help prepare gardens & trails for spring. 8:30am. Morton Rd., Rhinebeck. 845-876-4818 

 Hudson Valley Earth Day Saturday, April 24thSunday, April 25th  2-day celebration of tree planting, concerts, clean energy exhibits, farmer’s market, organic food tastings, 3-D model green home, solar car competition, health run, hayrides, animals, & more! Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 845-876-6330

 Walk for Autism Sunday, April 25th  9am–1pm. Rain or shine. Dutchess Cty. Fairgrounds. Rhinebeck. 845-226-7525

Share an all-you-can eat buffet dinner with friends and family to help support Stanford Nursery April 25th The event will take place from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 25th at Tower Pizza and Restaurant at 2947 Church St. in Pine Plains. The cost for adults is $18 and the cost for children is $9. Admission includes a full buffet, drinks, and dessert. For more information, please call Stanford Nursery School at 868-7550.

 St. George’s Day Feast Monday,  April 26th  Celebration at the Rhinecliff Hotel of England’s medieval patron saint. Music, food, mead, maidens, storytelling. 6pm.4 Grinnell Street, Rhinecliff. 845-876-0590

 Rhinecliff   Firehouse Soup Sale Thursday, April 29th  11:30am–1pm. Rhinecliff Fire House. 845-876-6149

 Antique Car Show & Swap Meet  April 30thSunday, May 2nd  600 hot rods & customs. 1,000 cars. Handcrafts & food court. Fri noon–6pm; Sat 9am–4pm: hot rods customs & race cars; Sun 9am–4pm: unmodified antique & classic cars to 1985. Dutchess Cty. Fairgrounds. Rhinebeck. 845-876-4001 

 Heartbreak House Friday, April 30thSunday, May 2nd  Rhinebeck Theatre Soc. performs George Bernard Shaw play. Fri & Sat 7:30; Sun 3pm. At Morton Mem. Library, Rhinecliff. ellenhonig@gmail.com