Arts and leisure digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:19

    The truth about snakes and bees revealed this weekend Cornwall - The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center will host programs this weekend about snakes and bees. On Saturday, Jan. 15, the Center will hold its “Snakes Alive” program at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Get a close-up look at their adaptations and learn about snakes that live in the Hudson Valley and what to do if you see one. There will be hands-on replicas of snakes to touch and observe. Fee is $7 for adults ($5 for members); and $5 for children ($3 for members). On Sunday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., apiculturist Darren Fogarty will provide information on bees including: basic bee biology, where to order bees, what you need to get started, common problems and what actual hives look like in this four hour program. The pre-paid fee is $55 and $45 for members. Bring a bag lunch. The Center is located on located on Angola Road in Cornwall. Call 534-5506 or visit for more information. Meet Michelle Caruso-Cabrera at Tuxedo Library on Jan. 22 Tuxedo - CNBC reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, author of “You Know I’m Right,” will appear at the Tuxedo Park Library’s Authors’ Circle on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. Her book focuses on “a modern solution to our nation’s social and economic woes — a return to our political roots: fiscal conservatism, limited government, and personal accountability.” Books will be available for purchase and to be autographed after the program. Call 351-2207 to register. Monroe Temple to present 'Cantors in Love’ on Jan. 29 Monroe — The Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism, Temple Beth-El, will present a concert, “Cantors in Love,” on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at the temple. The featured husband and wife cantors are David Perper and Faith Steinsnyder, and Sergei and Elena Schwartz. The Monroe Temple Adult and Youth Choirs will also be performing in concert, which is part of the Jewish Music Programming series and is dedicated to the memory of Harry Hirschberg. The temple is located at 314 North Main St., in Monroe. Tickets for the concert are $18 in advance, and $20 at the door. A dessert reception in the Social Hall will follow the concert. For more information call 783-2626. Austell to read poetry on Feb. 5 Warwick — David B. Austell will read his work at the next program in the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m., in the rear room behind the Utopian Directions bookstore at 7 West St. in Warwick. Admission is free. For more information e-mail William Seaton at