Arts and Leisure digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:21

    Neil Young Tribute Fest at Palaia Central Valley — Palaia Vineyards and Winery will host a Neil Young Tribute Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 (noon to 8 p.m.) and July 25 (noon to 6 p.m.). Admission of $10 at the door goes to Joan’s Legacy fighting lung cancer. Bands and single acts are donating their time and talent to play a set or two of all Neil Young songs. Palaia is located at the intersection of Sweet Clover Road and Route 32, five miles from Woodbury Commons on Route 32 North. For more information call 928-5384 or visit Federation seeks artists for forthcoming exhibit Sugar Loaf — Participating artists are being sought for the Orange County Art Federation’s 47th annual Juried Art Exhibition in September. The exhibit will take in The Lycian Centre Galleries at The Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts, 1351 Kings Highway in Sugar Loaf Sept. 2 to 28. Officials said this will be a multi-media exhibition representing “a plethora of the works and talents of artists from all over Orange County and the Hudson Valley.” Timothy John-Luke Smith will serve as judge this year. For further information on how to participate, call Sarah McHugh, federation president, at 987-8748 or email to: Become a blood donor and receive free tickets to Renaissance Faire Warwick — Donors will receive two complementary tickets to the New York Renaissance Faire when they donate blood from Monday, July 26 through Wednesday, July 28 at Community Blood Services’ Warwick or New Windsor donor centers. Donors can donate at the Warwick center, 20 Grand Avenue near the Mount Alverno Center, on Monday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or at the New Windsor center, 575 Hudson Valley Avenue, Suite 206 on Tuesday, July 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. or Wednesday, July 28 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 845-220-2030 or schedule online at Walk-ins are welcome but an appointment is recommended. Whole blood donors must be 17 to 75 years old (16 years old with parental permission) and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors also receive a complementary mini-physical which includes cholesterol, blood pressure, hemoglobin and glucose screenings. SUNY Orange Symphonic Band to perform three concerts MIDDLETOWN - The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band will offer a mixture of light classics, popular favorites, marches, jazz and Hollywood themes during three performances at locations across Orange County. Under the direction of Kevin Scott, the band’s first concert will be held at the Village Center Gazebo on Route 52 in Pine Bush on, Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m.. The band will also participate in the Fire Fighter’s Day celebration at Museum Village in Monroe, taking the stage at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 1. The group’s final concert will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 at Middletown’s Festival Square on East Main Street. Admission to the Pine Bush and Middletown concerts will be free but there will be an entry fee for the Museum Village event. The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band is comprised of students and members of the community. Call 341-4787 or 341-4393 for more information. Nth Degree to give a free concert this Saturday Goshen — Nth Degree, playing on Saturday, July 24, 7 p.m. at Salesian Park in Goshen, is a rock/jazz crossover band playing popular music ranging from classic rock instrumental covers to jam jazz and groove. The band’s music is best described as instrumental jazz-funk, covering tunes from well known classic rock and jazz groups including the Doobie Brothers, Pat Methany, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Santana and others. Nth Degree has performed at many festivals including the Goshen Jazz Festival, and Goshen’s Summer Park Music Series, as well as in a host of restaurant and club venues. So bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come and enjoy this free concert under the stars at Goshen’s Salesian Park, presented by Goshen Parks & Recreation.