Sunday, November 23, 2014

Clinton Cheese and Provisions: Cheese 101: Introductory Class on Cheese. Topics covered include creating a proper cheese plate, storing cheeses, serving temperatures, accompaniments, and recipes. Each participant to enjoy a third- to a half-pound of cheese during the 90-minute class. Prepayment and reservations required. Space limited. $45 per person, (845) 266-0700.
La Puerta Azul: Live music with the Apollo Quartet. 12 p.m.–2 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point. (845) 677-2985;
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (“The Barber of Seville), with Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful barber. Michele Mariotti conducts. $25; students under 13, $18. 1 p.m. Pre-opera lecture by Scott Eyerly, 11 a.m., $10.
Moviehouse, Millerton: Bolshoi Ballet Live from Moscow, in HD: Ballet No. 2: The Pharaoh’s Daughter. French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was commissioned in 2000 by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Marius Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco. $20. 12:55 p.m. 48 Main Street. (518) 789-0022.
Vassar College: Faculty and Guest recital: Both sets of Brahms’s Liebesleider Waltzes. Rachel Rosales, soprano; Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano; Rufus Müller, tenor; Robert Osborne, bass-baritone; Todd Crow and Blair McMillan, pianists.Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall of Music. 3 p.m. (845) 437-7294;    
Dover Senior/Middle High School: Turkey Raffle Run/Walk: Participants will run/walk 1-mile loops to earn raffle “tickets” for a turkey and other donated items. Drawings immediately following the run/walk; winners must be present. Registration, 9:00 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.; run/walk, 10:00 a.m.–11 a.m. Raffle drawings at approximately 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Dover-Wingdale Teachers Association. 2368 Route 22, Dover.
Rhinebeck Town Hall: Annual Rhinebeck Artisan Craft Fair to benefit Sinterklaas. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 80 Market Street.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Millbrook Free Library: Job-ready session with a Dutchess One-Stop representative, coordinated by Meghan Heady-Amara. Free workshop on job-search skills from writing a resume to improving your interviewing. 2 p.m.–5 p.m. Appointments, library front desk. 3 Friendly Lane at Franklin Avenue, Millbrook. (845) 554-3541.
NorthEast-Millerton Library: Thanksgiving stories, songs and a special craft: make a Thanksgiving centerpiece for your table. 75 Main Street, Millerton. (518) 789-3340.          
Millbrook Village Firehouse: Gingerbread house making, Friday, December 12, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Resident fee: $15; nonresident fee: $17. Call Recreation Office by November 25; $5 late fee if registered by December 2. Spaces limited; no registrations after December 2. 20 Front Street. (845) 677-8278.    

Friday, November 28, 2014

La Puerta Azul: Live music with Reality Check. 8:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point.
Sinterklaas: Crowns & Branches workshop: kids make their crowns and branches to carry in the parades. 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Kingston Home Port & Education Center, Hudson River Maritime Museum. 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston.    
Stissing House, Pine Plains: Cocktail reception and preview for Le Shopping weekend shopping event. 5 p.m.–8 p.m. $20 donation benefits Pine Plains Community Food Locker. 7801 South Main Street (corner of routes 199 and 82). (518) 398-8800.    

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Book Cove: Author event: author and photographer Bob Demchuk introduces his latest book, Before Tomorrow Comes to Kenya. 11 a.m. 22 Charles Colman Boulevard, Pawling. (845) 855-9590.
Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck: Saturday Morning Family Series: Magic and Beyond, featuring illusionist David Garrity. 11 a.m. Children, $7; adults and seniors, $9. 661 Route 308. (845) 876-3080.
Dover:  J. H. Ketcham Hose Company hosts the first annual Dover Christmas Tree Lighting. Cookies and hot chocolate, 6:30 p.m. Dover Station No. 1, Route 22.    
Kent: Holiday Champagne Stroll, sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce. Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, 4 p.m.–8 p.m. Thirty participating merchants.    
La Puerta Azul: Live music with Lick the Toad. 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. 2510 U.S. Route 44, Salt Point.
Millerton: Millerton Fire Company’s annual Parade of Lights. Line up at 5:30 p.m., Arnoff Moving and Storage, Route 22. Parade begins 6 p.m. Fire company open house follows.
NorthEast-Millerton Library: David Engel’s Star Wars Jedi Academy. Imaginative action adventure. Sit-down stage show with magic follows. 10:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m. Pre-K through 5th grade. Registration required. 75 Main Street, Millerton. (518) 789-3340.