HUDSON VALLEY ACTIVIST CALENDAR
Feb. 6, Issue #676
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Movements in the Hudson Valley
Wednesday, Feb. 8, KATONAH: "Why did the Salamander Cross the Road?" — and it's not because it wanted to get to the other side. Learn about the significance of the forest and wetlands in the Hudson Valley, the Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings volunteer project, and what you can do to get involved. Attend the Bedford Audubon Society lecture at Katonah Memorial House, 71 Bedford Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Information, Bedford Audubon Society, (914) 232-1999, http://www.bedfordaudubon.org.
Thursday, Feb. 9 and 23, WOODSTOCK: Middle East Crisis Response, a group of Hudson Valley residents in opposition to the policies of Israel and the U.S., will hold its twice monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on these evenings at the Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Lane. Information, (845) 876-7906, http://www.mideastcrisis.org.
Thursday, Feb. 9, BRONXVILLE (Sarah Lawrence campus): Westchester Land Trust's Leon Levy Distinguished Environmental Lecture and Film series presents singer, songwriter and activist Dar Williams, who will discuss "positive proximity" at the Reisinger Concert Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Information , (914) 241-6341, ext. 21, http://www.westchesterlandtrust.org/2012-lecture-and-film-series.
Friday, Feb. 10, NEW PALTZ: The Elting Memorial Library at 93 Main St. will screen the film, "Free Energy- The Race to Zero Point," at 8:15 p.m. This is a explanation of free energy technology, why it is currently unavailable, and what is being done for its future. New Paltz Neighbors for Peace sponsors this free public showing. Information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Feb. 10, MILLBROOK: The Cary Institute at 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Rt. 44) will feature the film, "Journey of the Universe — the Epic Story of Transformation," at 7 p.m. The film explores the universe from the Big Bang to the impact humans have on planet Earth. This is a cooperative effort between evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and Yale University historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker. A Q&A session with Tucker follows. Information about this free public event, (845) 677-7600, ext. 121, email@example.com.
Saturday, Feb. 11, MILLBROOK: A free public panel discussion about Occupy Wall Street, and the relationship to other movements will be conducted at the Millbrook Public Library on Friendly Lane (at Franklin Ave.), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Information (845) 677-6233, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 16, DELMAR: Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace sponsors the documentary, "The War We Don't See" at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Ave., 7-9 p.m. Directed by John Pilger, this film addresses the history of media reporting (and distortions) from World War I to the current war in Afghanistan. A discussion will follow. Information, (518) 466-1192, email@example.com, http://www.bethlehemforpeace.org.
Friday, Feb. 17, BEACON: The Beacon Sloop Club presents a free lecture by Andrew Meyer and Emily Vail of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation at the Beacon Sloop Club, across from the Metro North Station at 7 p.m. Entitled "How Clean is the Hudson Right Now and What We Can Do to Help Clean it," the lecture will examine how water quality is measured and how it relates to the current health of the Hudson River. Information, (845) 483-4660, (845) 879-1082, http://www.beaconsloopclub.org.
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 17-26, BEACON: Passing the Torch and the Haitian People Support Project will present 10 performances of dynamic Black Theater at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St. Three new plays by pioneering Hudson Valley playwrights depict Black history over the past century and a half, from Fredrick Douglas to the civil rights movement to today. Dates: Feb. 17 and 18, 8 p.m.; Feb. 19, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Feb. 24 and 25, 8 p.m.; Feb. 26, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Confirm dates and times, and for Information, Michael Monasterial at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Feb. 19, SAUGERTIES: Middle East Crisis Response will present a book signing, "Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance," with author William Perry at The Inquiring Mind Bookstore and Cafe, 65 Partition St. at 1 p.m. The subject of Parry’s poignant photo essay is about the West Bank Barrier Wall — which has cut Palestinians off from jobs, healthcare facilities, irrigation and clean water, as well as from their families and communities." Information, email@example.com, (845) 876-7906.
Monday, Feb. 27, VOORHEESVILLE: "Why did the salamander Cross the Road?" Learn about the significance of the forest and wetlands in the Hudson Valley, the Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings volunteer project, and what you can do to get involved. It's at 7 p.m., in the Albany County Cooperative Extension Office, 24 Martin Rd. Information, Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy at (518) 436-6346, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 28, BEACON: Scenic Hudson's Naturalist Lecture Series: "Why did the Salamander Cross the Road?" will take place at Scenic Hudson's River Center at Long Dock Park, Long Dock Rd. from 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about the significance of the forest and wetlands in the Hudson Valley, the Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings volunteer project, and what you can do to get involved. The NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University are collaborating to conserve critical habitats in the Hudson Valley. This program features DEC Biodiversity Outreach Coordinator, Laura Heady, who will conduct a slide presentation on woodland pool ecology, and the two projects previously mentioned. Information, (845) 473-4440, ext. 273, email@example.com.