Arts and leisure digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:38

    Polka this Sunday in Pine Island Pine Island — The Hudson Valley Polonaise Society is planning an autumn polka dance at the PLAV hall in Pine Island on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. Music will be performed by the Golden Tones Polka Band from McAdoo, Pa. Tickets are $12 at the door. Children 16 and under accompanied by an adult are free. Food will be available. For more information call Stella at 291-8706. Tuxedo High School hosts two comedies next weekend Tuxedo — George F. Baker Tuxedo High School will present “Boy Meets Girl” and “Check, Please” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19. and Saturday, Nov. 20. These two short comedies will be presented in two acts. Tickets will be available in the front lobby of the high school on the night of the performances or may be purchased in advance at the main office in the high school for $8 (adults) and $5 (students and senior citizens). For more information call 351-4786, ext. 2101. Church hosts quilt show on Nov. 20 in Goshen Goshen — The Congregation and Friends of The First Presbyterian Church will display heirloom quilts, as well as new quilts, on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the church Fellowship Hall, at 33 Park Place, in Goshen. The event will include a craft fair and bake sale. A suggested donation to the quilt show is a nonperishable food item or $1. All donations will be given to the local food pantry. For more information call 294-7991. Air Pirates broadcast live this Saturday Sugar Loaf — The Air Pirates Radio Theater, the only theater of its kind, continues its 2010 spring season with “Herb Marks Freelance: Not All Fortunes are Found in Cookies” on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Lycian Centre. A mixture of live contemporary interactive theater and old time radio comedy, the Air Pirates perform the staged readings as they broadcast live on the radio. An ensemble of four actors portray all the characters while the audience is asked to produce the sound effects. The Cue Card Girl lets the audiences know when it’s time to slam a door, make the footsteps and even shoot the guns during the shows. The Pirates even perform the radio commercials live asking the audience to supply the necessary sounds. “Herb Marks Freelance” concludes the company’s fourth season. This season the Pirates have been broadcasting live from the Lycian Centre. By using a direct feed to the Internet the shows have been heard worldwide in real time. Thanks to Hit the Road Productions, the company’s sound production team, the Pirates are being listen to in Turkey, London, Texas and even Kansas. Tickets to the performance are $15. For this season listeners need to log onto and click “listen live” to hear the live performance on Nov. 13, to be broadcast at 8:30 p.m. For information and to order tickets call 469-7563 or visit Sterling Forest State Park calendar Lecture Series: Photography Class Sunday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m. See things in a new light. Join Doc Bayne and learn how a camera works. Wide angle, telephoto and macro shooting. Lecture Series: Digital Photography on the Computer Sunday, Dec. 5, 1 p.m. Join Doc Bayne and learn how to improve the photos from your digital camera. Lecture Series: The Furnaces of Sterling Forest Sunday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m. Do you know what a blast furnace is? Do you know what a bloomery is? Do you know what a forge was? After this lecture you will know what they are and how to identify the remains of these structures. Lecture Series: Sterling Forest Gardens Sunday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. Guest Photographer Pat Bayne will bring her presentation on the Sterling Forest Garden that was here in 1960. The gardens were an attraction that was a sight to behold. The garden closed in the 1970s and the grounds are now the Renaissance Fair. Note: Registration is required for all programs. For more information or to register, call 351-5907. Lycian Centre to hold Festival of Trees fund raiser next weekend Sugar Loaf — Kings Theatre Company will hold its third annual Festival of Trees fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Pavilion at the Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts on Kings Highway in Sugar Loaf. One-of-a-kind Christmas trees, decorated by area businesses and organizations, will be available by silent auction and the center of attention for this event. A considerable selection of wrapped gifts, donated by many local sponsors, will also be for sale at discounted prices. The festivities will begin on Friday evening with a Preview Gala Cocktail Party from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be jazz music by the Robert Kopec Trio, wine from Orange County wineries and a variety of hors d’ouevres. Tickets are $25 per person for this event although Friends of the Theatre, festival sponsors and tree decorators are welcome to attend at no charge. The family event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Things to do include visits with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., crafts for the children, live Christmas caroling and shopping in the holiday boutique. Enter a raffle to win a brand new 40” Sharp AQUOS LCD television valued at $1,700. Also, the Lycian Centre will collect toys for Toys for Tots. The entrance fee for this event is $5. Children 12 and under will be admitted for free. For more information about a Festival of Trees and schedule of events, call the Lycian Centre Box Office at 469-2287 or visit