St. Mary’s-In-Tuxedo Episcopal Church, 10 Fox Hill Road, Tuxedo, will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. All animals and their owners are invited for this festive and fun occasion. A reception will follow with goodies for all. Owners are asked to bring their animals on a leash, in a cage or if unable to travel, being a photo. Details at 845-351-5122 or The creatures in this photograph from last year's blessing are, from left to right: The Rev. Betty McWhorter, Michael and Scooby.