Scrooge finds himself at the Lycian Centre

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:42

    Sugar Loaf — Kings Theatre Company will bring a new interpretation of Dickens’ classic tale of Scrooge to the Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Sugar Loaf on Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. Dickens’ spirited tale of a miser’s redemption at Christmas gets a musical remaking in New York Stage Originals’ production. As Scrooge renounces his quest for gold and announces his zest for life, the cast sing and dance to the joyous message of the season; that humanity can triumph over money, and goodness can cheer even the sourest soul. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Lycian Centre Box Office at 469-2287 or on-line at “The Nutcracker’ dances this weekend in Central Valley Central Valley — The Orange County Ballet Theater will present its 43rd annual production of the full length version of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2:30 p.m. at Monroe-Woodbury High School. All seats are $15. Tickets are available for purchase online at, at the Darlene Wilson Institute of Dance - 136 Lakeside Plaza, Newburgh, or by mail at: Orange County Ballet Theatre ,P.O. Box 3051, Newburgh, NY 12550 (enclose self-addressed, stamped envelope). For more information visit or call 562-6750 after 3:30 p.m. Christmas in Museum Village Monroe — Museum Village invites the community to come and share in the music and festivities on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be singers and dancers in the playhouse and carolers on the green outside. Children can write a letter to Santa at the school house then visit him in the gift shop. Visitors can make candles in the candle shop and keep warm with hot cocoa or hot cider. Tours of the village will be at 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The entire family will have an opportunity to enjoy the village and share in the history and charm of the 19th century. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and children over 4. For more information visit Join Santa for breakfast in Central Valley Central Valley — The eighth annual “Breakfast with Santa” event at the Central Valley United Methodist Church will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A free pancakes and sausage breakfast will be served. More than 300 people are expected but there is room for everybody to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves, according to organizers. Classical guitar concert at Tuxedo Park Library on Dec. 5 Tuxedo Park - Classical guitarist Bret Williams, who has been hailed in the Nylon Review as a musician of “spectacular energy and technical resource” and billed by New York Classical Guitar Society as a “rising star in the New York classical guitar scene,” will appear in concert on Sunday, Dec. 5, beginning at 1 p.m., in the Tuxedo Public Library. The concert is free but the seating is limited. Call the library at 351-2207 to register. Memorial concert planned Sunday for activist Beacon — Blues-folksinger Guy Davis and Rep. John Hall will join the lineup with Pete Seeger, David Amram and a host of other Hudson Valley musicians who will perform in a memorial concert in Beacon on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 5 p.m., at St. Luke’s Annex in Beacon. The concert will celebrate the life of local social justice activist Art Kamell, who died on Nov. 4, and comes a day after what would have been Kamell’s 82nd birthday. Kamell, of Dutchess Junction, was a retired labor lawyer who worked closely with his wife Connie Hogarth in local politics, and the peace movement, civil rights and environmental movements. A $20 contribution will be requested at the door, though no one will be turned away. The memorial concert will benefit Doctors Without Borders, Pastors for Peace, School of the Americas Watch and the United Farmworkers Union, four of Kamell’s favorite organizations. Trees of Orange County’ on exhibit GOSHEN — The Executive Suite Gallery in the Orange County Government Center is hosting the Orange County Citizens Foundation’s 2010 Cultural Exhibit focusing on the Trees of Orange County through Jan. 6, 2011. The exhibit includes an interesting array of work by notable local artists such as Pat Mohr, Nick Zungoli and Catherine DeMaio and informational pieces that represent regional trees and their uses. “Over the past several decades, Orange County and the nation have lost a number of tree species due to disease, changes in the environment and development,” said Nancy Proyect, president of the Orange County Citizens Foundation. “By developing relationships with trees in their local communities, we hope large numbers of people will begin to recognize the importance of healthy trees and responsible development to our future.” The exhibit is located in the Orange County Government Center on the third floor at 255 Main St. in Goshen, and is open to the public during business hours. Artists living in Orange County who are interested in exhibiting in the Executive Suite Gallery should call 615-3860 for more information. Editor of ‘Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends’ discusses her book at library on Dec. 4 Tuxedo Park - Chiu Yin Hempel, co-editor of “Tuxedo Park: The Historic Houses,” will speak about her new book, “Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends” at the Tuxedo Park Library on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. The book celebrates the lives of the men and women who lived in Tuxedo between 1886 and 1940, and their legacies to Tuxedo and the nation. Seating is limited. Call 351-2207. Harness Racing Museum host holiday concert on Dec. 7 Goshen - The Harness Racing Museum’s 35 Annual Holiday Concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Goshen High School’s Varsity Choir and Jazz Voices and the After Hours Quartet of the Evergreen Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Admission is $3, or $2 if you bring a Toys for Tots gift. Museum members, free. Refreshments will be served. For reservations call 294-6330. For more information visit The museum is located at 240 Main St., in Goshen. Hill-Hold hosts wreath-making workshop on Saturday, Dec. 4 GOSHEN — Learn how to make your own holiday wreath at a workshop on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, with the Friends of Hill-Hold and Brick House at Orange County Park’s Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Instructors will provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to create a holiday wreath from various fresh greens. Tips for holiday home decorating will also be shared. The cost is $30 per person and includes supplies and refreshments. Participants are requested to bring their own clippers to cut the greenery. The program will be held in the boathouse and is provided by Orange County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Reservations are required to ensure adequate space and supplies for all participants. Register by contacting Susan A. Tucker at 615-3833 or by e-mail at For more information about Hill-Hold, visit West Point Band will host annual holiday concert on Dec. 5 West Point — The West Point Band will present its annual Hudson Valley Holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. at the Eisenhower Hall Theatre. Special guest will be the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet and guest narrator and cantor Kenny Ellis. Ellis tours extensively in the U.S. and abroad not only as a musician, but also as a synagogue official singing liturgical music and leading the congregation in prayer. His holiday music can be heard nation-wide on major radio stations, recently he was featured on CNN podcasts as well as On-air with Ryan Seacrest. Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger, Staff Sgt. Alexis Cole will join him in singing. Free tickets are available at the West Point Visitors Center, WHUD Radio, Eisenhower Hall Box Office, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (New Windsor), Hotel Thayer, FMWR Ticket Office at West Point and the Egner Hall Band Building 685. For tickets by mail, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with the number requested (limit is eight) to: West Point Band Attention: Hudson Valley Holiday 685 Hardee Place, West Point, NY. 10996.