A small sampling of the holiday events around the towns


Holiday pop-up show

This holiday exhibition has been extended one weekend only, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 1-3, at the Wired Gallery, 11 Mohonk Road, High Falls with the opening reception, 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The show features local artists and artisans including Tarryl Gabel, fine arts; Dave Ventresca, woodworking; Marlo Richards, fine arts; Mitchell Saler, fine arts; Larry Chapman, photography; Holly Cohen, photography; and Kaete Brittin Shaw, ceramics. For more information, visit thewiredgallery.com or call 682-564-5613.

Marbletown Elementary School PTA Holiday Craft Fair

Enjoy the crafts and gifts of over 40 vendors at this annual event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Marbletown Elementary School, 12 Pine Bush Road, Stone Ridge. Lunch and snack items will be available for purchase in the cafeteria. Email craftedbyoconnell@gmail.com for info.

Frozendale Tree Lighting

Feel the warmth of the holidays with some hot chocolate in a Town of Rosendale mug, at the Frozendale Tree Lighting, 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32, Rosendale. Delicious hot chocolate will follow the illumination. For more information, visit townofrosendale.com or call 845-658-3159.

Pancakes with Santa

Enjoy an all you can eat pancake breakfast that will include pancakes with a topping bar, sausage, coffee, hot chocolate, and juice at this Pancakes with Santa event, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St., Stone Ridge. There will be a Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Contest, a raffle and a 50/50. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, 12 and under. All proceeds will go to Ulster County Christmas Wishes, (christmaswishesuc.org). Visit Town of Marbletown & Community on Facebook for more info.

Craft fair & bake sale

All proceeds will support the programs and services at the Center for Spectrum Services, a school serving local children on the Autism Spectrum for this holiday event with soup and bake sales, raffles and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Rondout Municipal Center, 1925 Lucas Avenue, Cottekill. For more information, visit centerforspectrumservices.org.

Community Clothing Swap

Presented by the High Meadow Parent Organizations, this event will be held, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at High Meadow School, 3643 Main St., Stone Ridge. Bring clothing, coats, shoes, boots, and accessories, (sizes newborn to adult), and kids sporting gear (cleats, shin guards, ski boots, helmets, etc.). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit highmeadowschool.org or call 845-687-4855.

Holiday card printmaking workshop

Circle Creative Collective, a nonprofit organization with a mission of preserving and sharing crafts and creativity, founded and directed by Accord mother and daughter team, Melissa Hewitt and Mirabai Trent will host a relaxing afternoon of making linocut print holiday or greeting cards, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Circle Creative Collective, 62 Plains Road, New Paltz. In the workshop, participants will choose from supplied designs (or design their own), carve, ink, and print on card stock. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Linocut is a printmaking technique where an image is carved into linoleum (or similar), then ink is rolled over the surface, and finally a paper is pressed on top to receive the image. Visit circlecreativecollective.org or call 845-389-8318 to register.

Santa Claus is coming to Stone Ridge Fire Company

Santa is coming, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Stone Ridge Fire Company, 525 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. They will also have Christmas trees and wreaths available for sale, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. For more info, visit Stone Ridge Fire Company on Facebook.

High Falls Fire Department Food and Toy Drive

Same building, different door for this annual event, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Visit High Falls Fire Department on Facebook for more information.

Holly Day

Kids, grades K-5 can enjoy this annual holiday story hour with stories, snacks and crafts, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the activity room, at the Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St., Stone Ridge. Register at stoneridgelibrary.org or 845-687-7023 for the program, suitable for all faiths.

Holiday pubtime sing along

Drink and dine with exuberance, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at The Spy Social Eatery, 155 Main St., High Falls. Elliot Metz will tickle the ivories and Jay Blotcher will co-host this event with all tips for the piano man to be donated to the Rondout Valley Food Pantry. For more information, visit thespysocialeater.com or call 845-687-7249.

Kripplebush-Lyonsville Fire Company Annual Pancake Breakfast

This annual pancake breakfast will feature Breakfast with Santa, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 17, at 519 Pine Bush Road, at the corner of Route 2 and Pine Bush Road, Stone Ridge, with all you can eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cold OJ. For more information on this event by Kripplebush-Lyonsville Fire Company, all-volunteer since 1952, call 845-687-9801.

Photo caption:

Holly Cohen, Winter Blues, photograph, 16x20 inches.