Growing Older in Rhinebeck Newsletter

July 1st, 2008: This Newsletter is published by the Town of Rhinebeck Committee on Aging to report on functions of interest to Seniors and to spread the word about activities during the upcoming months that are of interest or in support of Seniors in Rhinebeck. The Newsletter is viewable and maintained on the Town of Rhinebeck website www.Rhinebeck-ny.gov. Printed copies are distributed in town where Rhinebeck Seniors might visit. We would appreciate feedback from you regarding your experience of these activities and if you know of other things going on in town that we should include in the calendar. Please submit comments or items for the newsletter to the newsletter editor at 845-876-2683 or email caroleleib@mindspring.com.

 

The Committee on Aging has openings for several new members.

The group meets on the 2nd Thurs of the month, 1:30PM, at the town hall to discuss issues of concern to Rhinebeck's Seniors. Some of these issues are transportation, social and recreational opportunities, and disseminating information about special programs to Seniors. The current and previous Town Supervisors have been very supportive of the committee's efforts to provide Rhinebeck Seniors with the support systems that they need and to keep them informed about what's available for them in our community. Some of you are ‘old timers' in Rhinebeck - and some of you are relatively new to our town. We are all so fortunate to live in this wonderful town, we should do something to ‘give back' to our community. You don't have to be a Senior to be on the committee. If you think you could bring your talent and energy to our committee, please contact Arthur Kaufman

at: www.sticksandstones@frontiernet.ne, call 845-876-2582, or come and observe the next meeting of the Committee on Aging.

 

4th of July in Rhinebeck

Many Rhinebeck residents will be celebrating our nation's birthday at the Fairground's big 4th (and 5th) of July party (per car or per person fee) or elsewhere with friends, family, good food and being thankful that we live in this wonderful piece of the universe. Make it a safe and joyous celebration of our country's birth!

 

Ice Cream Social at Quitman Resource Center

The Quitman Resource Center for Preservation is holding its Ice Cream Social on 7/12, 6PM-dusk on the south lawn of the 1798 Quitman House, Route 9 North, Rhinebeck, with on-site parking. The purpose of the event is to increase awareness of the group's preservation activities and to recall the fun of ice cream socials held years ago. The house will be open during the event, and there will be entertainment by the Rhinebeck Legion Band and Bob Burroughs, the Journeyman. People can bring picnic suppers to eat on the lawn. The ice cream and cakes available at the Social (for a small fee) are made by Rhinebeck volunteers. Admission is free and is open to all ages.

Meetings of Interest to Seniors

AARP Meeting -- The Rhinebeck Chapter of AARP meets the 2nd Wed. of the month

(except July, Aug.) at the Reformed Church in Rhinebeck, Rt. 9 and South Road, at

11AM. For information about programs, call Ruth Queen at 845-876-3270.

Celebration of Aging to Air on Local Cable -- The 10th Annual "Celebration of Aging"

program will air on Time Warner Cable Channel 23 on 6/17, 6/24, and 7/1, at 2PM. The

Office for the Aging hosted the "Celebration of Aging" on 5/19 to recognize the

contributions Seniors make to Dutchess County. Olive Doty of Pleasant Valley, Mary

Ellen Kondysar of Hyde Park, and Richard & Betty Chalpland of Poughkeepsie were

honored at the event.

Medicare Orientation Session Scheduled -- A training session on Medicare for residents who are approaching the age of 65 is scheduled for 5/18, 6-8PM, at the Starr Library, 68 W Market Street in Rhinebeck. Attending the workshop will help Seniors get a basic overview of what Medicare is and what it covers. Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, EPIC, and Medicare Advantage Plans will also be discussed. Nina Lynch, the DC Office for the Aging Information Specialist will be the presenter. Free. To register, call the DC Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555.

Veterans Benefits Seminar: A talk on the full range of benefits available to veterans, 6/18, noon, at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Community Room. While this seminar is not in Rhinebeck, it is important for our Senior veterans to understand their rights. The topics will include the Medicaid-Nursing Home Pension connection; service connected disabilities' benefits; real estate exemptions for veterans; dependent's compensations; widows and widowers of wartime veterans' benefits; blind veterans' annuities' benefits; available medical and prescription coverage. Free. Call the DC Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555 or email ofa@co.dutchess.ny.us for more information or to register.

Trips

AARP Trips: Rhinebeck AARP is sponsoring some interesting trips this year. Call Althea Triebel at 845-758-6589 or email her at weesie@hvc.rr.com for more information or to sign up for these trips:

Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania: June 18-20. Trip includes a wagon tour of the

Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, a Susquehanna River Cruise, Tioga Railroad Train

ride, and a visit to Colonial Candle Crafters. $409.00/person (double) $508/person

(single) occupancy.

Golden Isles of Georgia: September 14-20. Trip includes lunch at Paula Deen's

Restaurant, 3 dinners, 6 breakfasts, tram tour of Jekyll Island's Millionaires Village, a

show at the Savanna Theater, a Casino Cruise, the Savannah Riverwalk, a tour of St.

Simon's Island, Jekyll Island, Savannah, museums, historic houses, and a plantation.

$569.00/person (double) $728.00/person (single) occupancy.

AAUW Trips: All trips leave from and return to the rear of the former Ames in the Kingston Plaza. Payment can be made via the website http://kingstonaauw.blogspot.com under the trips reservations link or call Garnette at 845-704-2120. Make checks to AAUW-Kingston Branch, and mail to KAAUW, Garnette Arledge, PO Box 14, Glenford, NY 12433. For information, call Garnette or email kaauw12401@gmail.com.

Bronx Zoo or New York Botanical Gardens: 6/21, leaving Kingston at 8:30AM,

returning around 6PM. Tour the Bronx Zoo, home to more than 4000 animal species,

OR the Botanical Gardens, home to 250 acres of grounds and 47 gardens! Lunch on

your own. Total cost: Bronx Zoo: Child, $54; Seniors, $56; others, $59. Botanical

Gardens: Child, $47; Senior, $55; others, $57.

Saratoga and SPAC Ballet: 7/10, leaving Kingston at 9AM, returning around 6:30PM.
Program: Four Bagatelles (Beethoven/Robbins), Afternoon of a Faun (Debussy/

Robbins), Symphony in C (Bizet/Balanchine), Interplay (Gould/Robbins). Pre-

performance talk at 1PM; performance at 2PM. Optional picnic or lunch in Saratoga.

Total cost: $64.

Boscobel, Garrison: 7/24, leaving Kingston at 4PM, returning around 11PM.

Performance at 7 PM. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night.

Shakespeare's gender-bending comic adventure where men are women and women are

men, leading to hilarious antics. Bring a picnic and lawn chair for supper overlooking

"best view along Hudson River" Total cost: $67.

Tanglewood & YoYo Ma: 8/3, leaving Kingston at 11AM, returning around 6PM.

Performance at 2:30PM. Yo-Yo Ma performs Lalo's Cello Concerto. The concert also

features Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. Bring

picnic. Total cost: $69.
Glimmerglass: 8/24, leaving Kingston at 8AM, returning around 7PM. Bellini's

I Capuletti I Montecchi (Romeo & Juliet). New production. Italian w/English titles.

Picnic optional. Total cost best seats $119, balcony $103.

 

Health-Related Activities

Air Conditioners Provided for Seniors in Jeopardy from Heat: Seniors who are susceptible to heat-related illnesses can apply for home air conditioners through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) for the purchase and installation of air conditioners for eligible individuals. Seniors must meet HEAP income guidelines and have at least one member of the household who suffers from an acute medical condition aggravated by extreme heat. A physician's letter indicating the need for an air conditioner is required and must be dated within the previous 6 months. Local social services districts will target medically-needy households that would receive the greatest benefit from cooling services. Seniors who believe they are eligible for this benefit should apply through the DC Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555.

In-Home Services: Hudson Valley Home Care provides an extensive range of in-home services to Seniors, including: total nursing care, skilled intermittent care, home infusion therapies, congestive heart failure management, wound care, and diabetic care. They also

offer a Care Connections program for Seniors who need some assistance with the activities of daily living. Call 845-471-4243 for more information.

 

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS): Wearing an Emergency Medical Alert System provides us with the ability to live active, independent lives without this concern. The PERS unit always keeps us connected to Fire, Police, and Medical emergency services. PERS consists of a voice-activated emergency alert unit.

Local Suppliers Telephone initial fee monthly fee
Kingston Hospital/Lifeline 845-334-2747 $75. $41.
Lifefone (800) 882-2280 x365 $49. $21.

Response Ability (800) 685-5252 none $23.

St. Francis/House Watch 845-483-5528 none $36.

Day Care -- Ferncliff, on River Rd., has an active, participatory adult day care program, M-F, 8AM-4PM. The program, open to people with referrals from doctors, includes interesting recreational activities, meals and snacks during the day, physical/occupational therapy, medicinal and dietary supervision, transportation, podiatry, and lots more. For more information, call the Director, Regina Pasco, at 845-876-2011, x3248.

 

Weight-Lifting (Senior Exercise) - Pump iron at the Rhinebeck American Legion, 10-11AM, Tues&Thurs. This activity is run by the DC Office for the Aging, and costs $10/month to participate. Call 845-486-2555 for information and to register. Exercise classes are also available at Wells Manor in Rhinebeck, 10:30AM, Tues&Fri, also sponsored by the DC Office for the Aging.

 

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Meal Delivery: The DC Office for the Aging needs volunteers for the DC Home Delivered Meals program. Drivers usually volunteer one day a week for one hour or less, to deliver from their local Senior Friendship Centers. Drivers use their own vehicle, but can be reimbursed for mileage. The drivers provide homebound Seniors with a hot, nutritious, midday meal, and some human contact for homebound Seniors. To volunteer, call the DC Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555 or email ofa@co.dutchess.ny.us for more information.

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The Wellness Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, has an extensive program for fitness and wellbeing and is open M-Th, 6AM-8PM; F, 6AM-6PM; and S, 7AM-2PM. Their program includes various classes (stretch, pilates, Tai Chi) and specialized programs for osteoporosis and weight management. For more information, call 845-871-4300 or visit their website: www.northerndutchesshospital.org.

 

Music, Arts, Crafts, and Education

Bard College provides events and concerts (fee and free). We happily await the Stravinsky Summerscape program and the annual Aston Magna concerts of early music. Call 845-758-7412, email pr@bard.edu, or go to http://www.bard.edu/nws/calendar/ to find out what's happening.

 

CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art: The CCS Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College are open Wed.-Sun., 1-5PM. Free. Full descriptions of the exhibitions can be found at www.bard.edu/ccs.

Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck: Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. Provisions are made for seating people with special needs. The Pirates of Penzance - one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular operettas - is playing until 6/22. Senior discounts! For information, go to www.centerforperformingarts.org.

Knitting: The Shepherd's Knitters meets 7-9PM, Wednesdays, at the Brogan Center, Church of the Good Shepherd. For information, call 845-876-1044 or 845-876-5940.

Music ‘As You Like It': The Bob Martinson Band, Cunneen-Hackett Theater, 12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, concert series: 7/3, 8/6, 8/14, 9/3, and 9/10, 1-2:30PM. Call 845-473-1265 to reserve tickets ($5.00). Send checks to: DCASC, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. (Please state the kind of music you want the band to play: the program will be planned based on requests.)

 

Libraries

In the Starr Library. you can surf the internet, join the scrabble game or brain games (Wed). do genealogical research (Tues&Thurs), get Medicare counseling (Mon), go to the annual book sale and art show, or join the Starr Library Book Club. For information about events at the library, call 845-876-4030 or go to www.starrlibrary.org. The Morton Library has a fiction writers' group (alt.Sat) and the Morton Advanced Novel Group (2nd Wed). They are also a venue for concerts, plays, poetry readings, & art shows and have begun a monthly cookie swap day. They are adding a disabled ramp for easier access to the building. For more information, go to http://morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us or call 845-876-2903. To get on their email list, go to mortonmemlibrary@hvc.rr.com.

 

Recreation/Sports

"Bike Right, Bike Fit" Event: Make sure your bike fits your ‘style'. Northern Dutchess Hospital will host a bike fit event on Saturday, June 21st, 9AM-noon, at the former main entrance of the hospital. Physical Therapists will be on hand to assess bike fits and make necessary adjustments to maximize comfort and minimize injury. Beginner, novice, and advanced cyclists are all welcome, as well as children and adults. The free event is sponsored by the Catskill District of NY Physical Therapy Association. Call 845-871-3427 for more information.

Squash, Tennis, or Pickle Ball: sports for Seniors available at Bard. To join them or go on trail walking or other recreational activities that promote fun and fitness for Seniors, call Arthur Kaufman at 845-876-2582 or sticksandstones@frontiernet.net. Visit Wilcox

Memorial Park. Milan (swimming, miniature golf, hiking trails, fishing,campgrounds, 9AM-7PM weekdays; 9AM-8PM weekends, 845-758-6100); Burger Hill Park off Rte.9G, (845-876-4213); and the Mills-Norrie State Parks, off Rte.9, Staatsburg (hiking trails, other activities (889-4646).

 

Transportation for the Disabled

Paratransit service is available to those with physical or mental disabilities who cannot use regular bus service. Under the service, those who meet the requirements are eligible to schedule next day service for trips that start and end within ¾-mile of an existing DC LOOP bus route. The trip days and times must coincide with existing fixed route schedules. So, for Seniors who are disabled and live several blocks from a bus route, this service could be quite beneficial, as the vehicle would travel to their homes. For more information, including an application and reservations, call 845-473-0171 (select '0', ask to speak with someone in Operations, and state that you are looking for "ADA Complementary Paratransit Service."

 

Calendar of Events

Monthly

Mon Individual counseling on Medicare Choices is available at the Starr

Library on Monday afternoons. Appointments need to be made through

the DC Office of the Aging, 845-486-2566.

Mon Rubber Bridge, at "The Woods" Clubhouse, 1PM. All are welcome.

Mon. Satya Yoga Center, 6400 Montgomery St.: Meditation, 7:45-8:45PM. For more information, call 845-876-2528.

Mon-Fri Adult Day Care, at Ferncliff, River Road, 8AM-4PM. Call 845-876-

2011, ext.3248 for information.

Mon-Fri Lunch, conversation, and recreational activities at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 10AM-2PM, sponsored by the Office of the Aging. Suggested donation for lunch is $2.50. Call 845-876-8134 to arrange for transportation, if needed.

Mon-Sat Wellness Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital, M-Th, 6AM-8PM; F,

6AM-6PM, S, 7AM-2PM, call 845-871-4300 for information.

2nd Mon Alzheimers Support Group, 6PM, Thompson House Conference Room. This is a support group for those caring for or related to individuals afflicted with Alzheimers Dementia. It is sponsored by the Alzheimers Association of Dutchess County. For more information, contact Kevin Kenney, at 845-871-3712.

Last Mon Starr Library Book Club, 7-8:30PM, Starr Library lower level,

Apr&Sept September the club meets on the following Monday (see calendar). Call 845-876-4030 to reserve copy of the book being discussed.

Tues ASK Playwrights' Lab, 6:30-9PM, ASK Arts Center, 97 Broadway, Kingston. Free (donations appreciated). The readings are not performances, but workshops, focusing on process, not product, with a group discussion after the reading. Contact Karen Rich at richkare@frontiernet.net to schedule a play for a reading,

Tues Duplicate Bridge Game, meeting hall behind Church of the Messiah, 10AM-1PM. email Diane Martini at dianeros@optonline.net or call 845-795-1096 for information.

Tues Satya Yoga Center, 6400 Montgomery St.: Qi Gong Class: 4-5PM. For more information, call 845-876-2528.

Tues&Thurs Weight-Lifting - at the American Legion in Rhinebeck, 10-11AM, sponsored by the Dutchess County Office of Aging. $10/month to participate. Call 845-486-2555 for information.

Tues&Fri Exercise Group - at Wells Manor in Rhinebeck, 10:30AM, sponsored by the Dutchess County Office of Aging. Call 845-486-2555 for information.

1st Tues Bariatric Support Group, 7PM, ND Hospital: Women's View, 107Montgomery Street. Call 845-871-4380 for more information.

Wed Brain Games, 1PM, Starr Library, lower level. Free. Exercise your little gray cells. For information, call Joanne Gelb at 845-876-8799.

Wed Tai Chi-Quigong Class, 4PM, ND Hospital Montgomery Street Health

Annex, 107 Montgomery Street. Free to NDH Wellness Center members; $10/class for others. No reservations needed. Call 845-871-4302.

Wed Shepherd's Knitters, 7-9PM, Brogan Center, Church of the Good Shepherd. For information, call 845-876-1044 or 845-876-5940.

Wed Scrabble Game at the Starr Library, 1-3PM.

1st Wed Skyllkill Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., 10AM,

St. James Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. For more

information about programs and workshops, email Julia Pietruszewski at

juliapvero@aol.com or call 845-266-5446.

1st Wed Parkinson's Support Group, 6:30PM, STARR Library. lower level. The programs are not only informative, but are sometimes social events. Access to the Community Room is a ground level. Call Alice Plotnick at 845-876-4289 for more information.

2nd Wed AARP meeting, 11AM, Reformed Church in Rhinebeck, Rt. 9 and

South Road. Speakers and discussion on topics of interest and concern to Seniors. For information, call Ruth Queen at 845-876-3270.

2nd Wed Morton Advanced Novel Group, 4:30PM, Morton Library. Group is limited to 6. Free. For information or to register, call 845-876-2906 or go to mortonmemlibrary@hvc.rr.com.

2nd Wed Senior Citizen Discount ID Cards issued at the Office for the Aging, 27 High Street, Poughkeepsie, 9:30-11AM.

2nd&4th Wed Starr Stitchers Needlework Group: 10AM, Star Library.

4th Wed Rhinebeck Garden Club, 10AM-noon. Usually at the Rhinebeck Town Hall. See ‘Growing Older in Rhinebeck' calendar for location of meeting and monthly topics, or www.webjogger.net/rhinebeckgardenclub/index.html.

Thurs Senior Activities at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 9:30AM-1:30PM, sponsored by the Association for Senior Citizens. For information about the programs. call Vanessa Graff at 845-876-7163 on Thurs (9:30AM-1:30PM) or 846-505-5807 at other times.

Thurs Farmer's Market, 3-7PM, village parking lot, Market Street.

3rd Thurs Lunch and conversation: 11:30AM-1PM, Church of the Messiah, Rt. 9. $5. Call 845-876-3533 for information or ‘take-out' lunch.

4th Thurs* Soup Sale: 11AM-1PM. Rhinecliff Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary

*usually: call 845-876-6149 for information

Last Thurs AWAKE Across the Hudson -- Sleep Apnea support group: 7PM, ND Hospital. Support group for those living with Sleep Apnea and their partners. Speakers present topics related to sleep. Call 845-871-3611 for more information.

Fri Satya Yoga Center, 6400 Montgomery St.: Chair Yoga with Petra

Ruger, 2-3PM, beginning in March. For more information, call 845-876-

2528.

Alt.Sat Fiction writers' group, Morton Library, call 845-876-2903.

3rd Sat Wiltwyck Quilters Guild, 9:30AM, September-May (2nd Saturday in December), Town of Ulster Town Hall on Enterprise Drive off of Route 209 in Kingston, New York.

Sun Farmer's Market, 10AM-2PM, village parking lot, Market Street.

July

7/1-15 Photographs by Lowell Handler, Boiling Over: Racial Tensions in America's New Melting Pot: Morton Hall, during library hours.

7/3 Music ‘As You Like It': Concert for Seniors featuring The Bob

Martinson Band, 1-2:30PM, Cunneen-Hackett Theater, 12 Vassar

St., Poughkeepsie. State choice of music when calling 845-473-1265 to

reserve tickets ($5.00). Send checks to: DCASC, 9 Vassar Street,

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

7/4- 7/9 Bard Summerscape: Serge Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet,

Produced for the first time in the composer's original version. Tickets

$25, $55, $75 (Tuesday,Wednesday: $20, $45, $65). Call 758-7900 or

visit www.fishercenter.bard.edu for tickets or more information.

7/10 AAUW trip: Saratoga and SPAC Ballet: leaving Kingston at 9AM, returning around 6:30PM. Program: Four Bagatelles (Beethoven/ Robbins), Afternoon of a Faun (Debussy/Robbins), Symphony in C (Bizet/Balanchine), Interplay (Gould/Robbins). For information, call Garnette or email kaauw12401@gmail.com.

7/12 Ice Cream Social. The Quitman Resource Center for Preservation, 6PM-dusk, south lawn of the 1798 Quitman House, Route 9 North, Rhinebeck. Open house. Entertainment. Bring picnic suppers. Homemade ice cream and cakes available for a small fee.

7/16 Friends of the Starr Library meeting: annual pot luck picnic, members and friends welcome, 1PM outside the lower level of the library. Call Cathy Reinis at 845-758-4080, or email creinis@gmail.com

7/18 Ginny Collins Watercolors Exhibit Opening: Landscapes, Seabirds and Marine Life: Morton Hall, 6-9PM

7/24 AAUW trip: Boscobel, Garrison: leaving Kingston at 4PM, returning around 11PM. Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night. For information, call Garnette or email kaauw12401@gmail.com.

7/28 Starr Library Book Club: 7-8:30PM, lower level. Book being reviewed is The House Gun, by Nadine Gordimer. Call 845-876-4030 to reserve your copy of the book being discussed.

August

8/3 AAUW trip: Tanglewood & YoYo Ma: leaving Kingston 11AM, returning around 6PM. Yo-Yo Ma performs Lalo's Cello Concerto. The concert also features Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. For information, call Garnette or email kaauw12401@gmail.com.

8/6 Music ‘As You Like It': Concert for Seniors featuring The Bob

Martinson Band, 1-2:30PM, Cunneen-Hackett Theater, 12 Vassar Street,

Poughkeepsie. State choice of music when calling 845-473-1265 to

reserve tickets ($5.00). Send checks to: DCASC, 9 Vassar Street,

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

8/8-10 Friends of the Starr Library Summer Reading Sale: normal library hours, lower level. For more information, contact Cathy Reinis at 845-758-4080, or email creinis@gmail.com

8/14 Music ‘As You Like It': Concert for Seniors featuring The Bob

Martinson Band, 1-2:30PM, Cunneen-Hackett Theater, 12 Vassar

Street, Poughkeepsie. State choice of music when calling 845-

473-1265 to reserve tickets ($5.00). Send checks to: DCASC, 9

Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

8/24 AAUW trip: Glimmerglass: leaving Kingston at 8AM, returning around 7PM. Bellini's I Capuletti i Montecchi (Romeo & Juliet). Italian w/English titles. For information, call Garnette or email kaauw12401@gmail.com.

8/25 Starr Library Book Club: 7-8:30PM, lower level. Book being reviewed is Persuasion, by Jane Austen. Call 845-876-4030 to reserve your copy of the book being discussed.

September

9/3, 9/10 Music ‘As You Like It': Concert for Seniors featuring The Bob

Martinson Band, 1-2:30PM, Cunneen-Hackett Theater, 12 Vassar Street,

Poughkeepsie. State choice of music when calling 845-473-1265 to

reserve tickets ($5.00). Send checks to: DCASC, 9 Vassar Street,

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

4th Wed. Rhinebeck Garden Club: 10AM-noon, Rhinebeck Town Hall.

Lecture on "Putting Your Garden to Bed".

October

10/6 Starr Library Book Club: 7-8:30PM, lower level. Book being reviewed is A Thousand Splendid Suns, by K. Hossenini. Call 845-876-4030 to reserve your copy of the book being discussed.

10/27 Starr Library Book Club: 7-8:30PM, lower level. Book being reviewed is Enduring Love, by Iwan McEwan. Call 845-876-4030 to reserve your copy of the book being discussed.

4th Wed. Rhinebeck Garden Club: 10AM-noon, Rhinebeck Town Hall. Talk by an organic farmer; recipes for winter vegetable dishes.

November

3rd Wed. Rhinebeck Garden Club: 10AM-noon, Rhinebeck Town Hall. Speaker: a florist presents ideas for holiday decorating.

December

4th Wed. Rhinebeck Garden Club: 10AM-noon, Rhinebeck Town Hall.

No meeting: The club has a holiday luncheon for members.