October 2015

Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck: Saturday morning family series: The Wizard of Oz, by CENTER Players on Tour: An interactive theatre show for kids. The Lion asks the children in the audience to help the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Lion himself to overcome the Wicked Witch and save Dorothy. 11 a.m. Children, $7; adults, $9. 661 Route 308. (845) 876-3080.  
Vassar College: Hudson Valley artist Charles Geiger’s paintings on exhibit in “Quasibotanics: From Apocalypse to Now.” Through Monday, November 30. Opening reception, Thursday, November 5, 5 p.m.–7 p.m. James W. Palmer Gallery, Main Building. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 437-5370; palmergallery.vassar.edu.  
Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck: Stephen M. Silverman, coauthor (with Raphael Silver) of "The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America." 7 p.m. 6422 Montgomery Street. (845) 876-0500; www.oblongbooks.com.  
Boscobel House & Gardens: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents two suspenseful plays from the classic age of radio drama: The Hitchhiker and Sorry, Wrong Number. November 4–November 8. 7 p.m. $50. 1601 Route 9D, Garrison. (845) 265-9575; hvshakespeare.org/whats-playing/suspense-halloween-radio.html.  
In a brief appearance at the Supreme Court on Thursday, lawyers for the petitioners, The Amenia Fish and Game Club, submitted papers discontinuing the Article 78 proceeding against the town and its planning board and the developer of the Silo Ridge project. In a brief appearance at the Supreme Court on Thursday, lawyers for the petitioners, The Amenia Fish and Game Club, submitted papers discontinuing the Article 78 proceeding against the town and its planning board and the developer of the Silo Ridge project.The club has entered into an agreement under which the developer will pay for the construction of an above ground shooting range. The enclosed range serves two purposes: to provide safety for residences within 500 feet of the range and to mitigate the sound of shooting that might be a nuisance to houses on the Silo Ridge property.

The first of four restored columns was installed at Smithfield Church late Friday afternoon, October 30, 2015 amid the rainbow bounty of newly fallen colored leaves from Friday's drenching storm.

Darlene Riemer, R.A., AIA, Architect of Record for Smithfield Church Restoration Project said to TMI: "The columns are being set in place almost to the date of the original columns, as one hand-written note on the wooden capital base revealed: "this column was put up November, 1847." This date verifies that the present columns are original to the structure. Through laborious work by many craftsmen, the original columns, bases, and capitals were repaired, restored, and installed at their rightful place of 'birth' of November, 168 years ago." 

Underneath layers of paint on the column bases in dark ink script were the names of some of the 1847 church members. Smithfield Church will be publishing a book about the restoration project which will include numerous pictures, including pictures of the names inscribed on the columns.

Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck: Suzanne Kelly: "Greening Death: Reclaiming Burial Practices and Restoring Our Tie to the Earth." 6 p.m. 6422 Montgomery Street. (845) 876-0500; www.oblongbooks.com.  
NorthEast-Millerton Library: Election Day bake sale. Begins 8 a.m. Library Annex, 28 Century Boulevard, Millerton. (518) 789-3340.   
ELECTION DAY: Polls open 6 a.m.–9 p.m. 
Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck: Saturday morning family series: Sleepy Hollow, with Kit's Interactive Theatre.11 a.m. Children, $7; adults, $9. 661 Route 308. (845) 876-3080.  
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