Calendar

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Aglet Theatre Company: “Collected Stories,” a staged reading of a play by Pulitzer Prize–winner Donald Margulies, directed by Thomas Gruenewald. $25. 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m. Dewey Hall: 91 Main Street (west side of Route 7,) Sheffield, MA.  (860) 435-6928; www.aglettheatre.net.    
Aububon Sharon Center: Saturdays in September Birding Walk. 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Free. Sharon Mountain Road and Route 4, Sharon, CT. Sharon.audubon.org.
Bard College: Longy School of Music of Bard College: Sistema Side by Side Orchestra, conducted by Jorge Soto. 3 p.m. Free. Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.
Bard College: Concert: The Ten Thousand Things, a grand project initiated by John Cage in 1953. 8 p.m. $30. Theater Two, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. . (845) 758-7900; fishercenter.bard.edu.
Basilica Hudson: Basilicascope: Weekend Film Festival featuring filmmaker Alex Cox. Friday, September 19–Saturday, September 20. September 20: Walker (1987), followed by extended Q&A; 7 p.m.; $10. Repo Man (1984; 30th anniversary showing); 10 p.m. $10. 110 South Front Street, Hudson. (518) 822-1050.
The Beacon:  4th Wall Theatrical Productions’ in-house improvisational group, Off the Wall. Veteran improv performers from across the Hudson Valley. Saturday, September 20: Family friendly performance, 7 p.m.; regular performance, 9 p.m. 445 Main Street, Beacon. (845) 226-8099; thebeacontheatre.org.
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dutchess County: Country BBQ and Square Dance. 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Chicken BBQ dinner catered by Fireside BBQ & Grill: 6 p.m.; square dancing: 7 p.m. Advance purchase tickets: adults, $20/children, $15. Farm and Home Center, 2715 U.S. 44, Millbrook. (845) 677-8223; www.ccedutchess.org.
Garden Conservancy: Dutchess and Columbia County Open Day: Garden of Margaret Roach, with plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery at the garden: $5; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; 99 Valley View Road Copake Falls, NY. Garden of Ellen and Eric Petersen: $5; 12 p.m.–4 p.m.; 378 Conklin Hill Road, Stanfordville, NY. Gardens at Wethersfield, the Chauncey Depew Stillman estate: $5; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.; 214 Pugsley Hill Road, Amenia. www.gardenconservancy.org.
La Puerta Azul: Live music with Dan Brother Band. 8 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985; www.lapuertaazul.com.
MLC Farm at By the Hounds Farm: Charity horse show to benefit Equine Rescue. Jumper show: beginners to 3' 6". Prize money. Saturday, September 20, opens 8 a.m.; Sunday, September 21, opens  8:30 a.m. 295 Kennels Road, Millbrook. (845) 489-3925; (845) 677-5232; MLCfarm.com.
Vassar College: Warren Senders, Hindustani vocalist and composer, accompanied by Rohan Prabhudesai, harmonium, and Dibyarka Chatterjee, table. 8 p.m. Skinner Hall of Music. 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie.
Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck: On the Mainstage: Grease, with the Castaway Players Theatre Company. Weekends through Sunday, September 21. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. $26 / $24. 661 Route 308. (845) 876-3080.
Orvis Sandanona: Game Fair and Country Sporting Weekend. Includes competitive shotgun shooting, upscale vendors, fly finishing demo, dog training seminars, birds of prey exhibitions and hands on youth programs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 & 21.  Sandanona Shooting Grounds, 3047 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, (845) 677-9701www.orvis.com.  
Sherman Playhouse: Dividing the Estate by Horton Foote, directed by Katherine Almquist. Sept. 19-Oct. 12. Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. Call (860) 354-3622 for reservations. For more secure reservations online: http://shermanplayers.org/contact.php.
Ober Gallery: Sam Posey’s new paintings and works on paper. Through September 28. 6 North Main Street, Kent, CT. (860) 927-5030.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Fairview Hospital Gala presents the Midtown Men, four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys.” Sixties hits from the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Motown, the Four Seasons, and more. Balcony, show only, $52; gala packages, including pre-performance reception, are available: (413) 854-9609.14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. (413) 528-0100; www.mahaiwe.org.
Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck: Hudson Valley YA Society: Rainbow Rowell: "Landline." 6 p.m. RSVP requested. 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. (845) 876-0500.     
Pawling Free Library: Donna Castellucio, herb specialist and cookbook author, presents the first of a series of mini-cooking classes for students in grades K–4. You’ll smell and touch the herbs and spices, cook with them and enjoy tasting your creations. Accompanied by fall poems. Registration requested. registering at the circulation desk, or calling the library at 855-3444. 1 p.m.–2 p.m. 11 Broad Street, Pawling. (845) 855-3444; www.pawlinglibrary.org.
Salisbury: Annual Heritage Walks: Free guided tours of the area's special places. Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21: 9 a.m. info@housatonicheritage.org; (860) 435-9505.
Scoville Memorial Library: Tom Wessels, ecologist: “Reading the Forested Landscape.” Talk and slides, 10 a.m., followed by brown bag lunch on the library grounds at 11:30 and guided walk at Turnip Top, Edith Scoville Sanctuary, Salisbury, at 12 p.m. Presented by Scoville Memorial Library and Salisbury Association Land Trust. 38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT.  (860) 435-0566; (860) 435-2838.