Events and Calendar

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: The Ecological Homogenization of Urban America Ecologist Peter Groffman will explain how similarities in patterns of roads, neighborhoods, commercial areas, landscaping, and water features across the United States can help us understand land use change from local to continental scales. 7 p.m. Auditorium. 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook. (845) 677-5343; www.caryinstitute.org.
 Millbrook Free Library: Reading with Wrigley every other Thursday from 3:30 p.m.–4:40 pm in the Children's Room. One-on-one sessions, 20 minutes each. A comfortable, stress-free atmosphere for your child to sit with a certified dog and trainer and read just for fun. First grade through fifth grade. Registration required. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue. (845) 677-3611; millbrooklibrary.org.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Scientific seminar: Unpacking Imperviousness: Spatial and Temporal Links between Urbanization and Ecological Responses in Maryland Streams, with Matt Baker, University of Maryland Baltimore County. 11 a.m. Auditorium. 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook. (845) 677-5343; www.caryinstitute.org.
Millbrook Free Library: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) workshop, a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. 6 p.m.–8 p.m. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue. (845) 677-3611; millbrooklibrary.org.    
Vassar College: Gail Archer, organ: all-Russian program on the Vassar College Chapel's Gress-Miles organ. 3 p.m. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 437-7294; music.vassar.edu.
Oblong Concerts: Herdman Hills Mangsen: Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, and Cindy Mangsen. 3 p.m. $20. Takes place at the Third Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 Livingston Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-0500; www.oblongbooks.com.
Moviehouse, Millerton: Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD: Jewels. Music of Fauré, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky; choreography by Georges Balanchine. 12:55 p.m. $21. Boxed lunch available for preorder. 48 Main Street. (518) 789-0022; www.themoviehouse.net.  
Vassar College: Senior Recital: Patrick Walker, organ. Works for solo organ by Buxtehude, J. S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, and Reger. Members of the Vassar Camerata join for Handel's Concerto for Organ No. 13. Begins in Skinner Hall; after a brief intermission, concludes in the Chapel. 12 p.m. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. (845) 437-7294; music.vassar.edu.
Millbrook School: Works by Helen Hamada. Hamilton Gallery. Opening reception, Saturday, November 14, 5:30 p.m.−7:30 p.m. 131 Millbrook School Road. (845) 677-8261; www.millbrook.org.
Millbrook Free Library: Defensive Driving course. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Registration required. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue. (845) 677-3611; millbrooklibrary.org.
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