Arts and leisure digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:23

Tribute to Grateful Dead starts Saturday at winery Warwick — Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery will host its third annual tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15, from noon to 5 p.m. Musicians celebrating the music of the Dead and Jerry Garcia this year include Tormented Citizen, Ray Longchamp, McMule, Uncle Shoehorn and Wigjam. On Sunday the Gratefulband, Steve DiVenuta, Larry Amato, Reflections and Jam Stampede will perform. In addition to the music, Pané, the winery bakery café, will be serving food both indoors and at the outside BBQ, including barbecued oysters, pulled pork and barbecued chicken. (Coolers are not permitted.) Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The winery is located at 114 Little York Road, in Warwick. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call the tasting room at 258-4858. Misty Tripoli to appear at WCC on Aug. 9 WARWICK — Misty Tripoli, creator of the Groove Method, will appear in Warwick for Women’s Health Night on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Warwick Community Center. Officials said the event was designed for “women’s health ... body, mind and spirit” and only 100 seats were available. The fee is $25 and is non-refundable due to high demand and limited space, officials added. For more information, call Maria Ferrar at 610-3444. Library hosts poetry reading on Aug. 10 Warwick — Poet and playwright Donna Spector will read from her new poetry collection, “The Woman Who Married Herself,” on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Albert Wisner Public Library. Her book was published by Evening Street Press and was a Sinclair Poetry Prize finalist. She will be available for book-signing following her reading. Spector’s poems, plays, stories, scenes, and monologues have been published in many literary magazines and anthologies. She is a winner of the Masters Poetry Series and her poems have been nominated three times for Pushcart Prizes. The library is located at One McFarland Drive in the Village of Warwick. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register call 986-1047, ext. 5. Library schedules Microsoft Word classes for Aug. 17 and 24 Warwick — The Albert Wisner Public Library will hold beginner classes in Microsoft Word in two sessions, on Tuesdays, Aug. 17 and 24, from noon to 1 p.m. Both sessions must be attended. Students should already possess basic keyboarding and mouse skills. Space is limited. Call the Help Desk to register at 986-1047, ext. 3. ‘More Than A Cemetery’ genealogical program is Sept. 4 GOSHEN — The Orange County Genealogical Society will present a program “More Than A Cemetery” presented by Toni McKeen on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the 1841 Historic Court House. Cemeteries can be more than rows of headstones and more than the eternal resting places for loved ones. Organizers said McKeen’s respectful and dignified approach to cemetery research enables the audience to gain insight into the search to learn about those who came before us. The Washingtonville Cemetery (known as the Presbyterian Cemetery in the center of Washingtonville) and the Cemetery of the Highlands north of Highland Mills will be spotlighted. Each cemetery has significant burials (Revolutionary War &Civil War veterans, famous people in their respective communities and much more). McKeen offers research techniques applicable to other cemeteries as well and will build a framework from which one can research. McKeen actively researches American, Irish and Italian cemeteries. She is constantly developing new techniques to assist her in her research and then shares with her audiences. For many years, she has traveled to Europe to research first hand and will share these experiences. Contact Dorothy Morris at or 928-6378 for more information.