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Rock, Jewelry and Bead Show in Kingston

Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 2, a great gathering of stone in every shape will be happening in Kingston. Voices of the Stones is returning from Tucson, AZ with beautiful crystals, minerals, stone jewelry and stone beads beaming with good energy and expansive vibes. Among them are amethyst cathedrals and citrine generators from Brazil, celestite geodes, ammonites from Madagascar and a load of selenite spars from Morocco. It’s the Voices of the Stones Back from Tucson Show and admission is free. When all these stones are on display you can feel the energy in the air.

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Exploring Nature Through Art

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Wallkill River School in Montgomery offers a unique program exploring nature through art. Children romp through open fields at Benedict Town Park using their creative imaginations in fun programs like NERF camp and Scavenger Sculpture. Or children paint rolling hills and river scenes plein air with a professional artist/teacher using easels and real art materials (yes, parents can join in) or learn botanical sketching basics and herbal identification on exploratory sketching safaris around the park. Art classes also happen indoors in our Montgomery galleries where children from ages 4 to teen can learn basics of art, painting and drawing, fiber, clay, anime, cartooning, and even performing and circus arts. Some classes are open to adults and children and some adult classes run concurrently with children's classes so mom can enjoy some art fun as well.

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A Better Way by Ronnie Figueroa

Together we can live as fully balanced human beings and have a civilization that continues to evolve toward oneness. There is a better way to life and to expand as a civilization, instead of bringing negativity and disharmony upon ourselves.

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Cropsey Farm’s Junior Farmer’s Summer Camp 2017

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Rockland Farm Alliance’s Junior Farmer Camp introduces children to sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship through discovery, play and plenty of time getting their hands dirty working on the farm.

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Stage Left Children’s Theater Summer Camp


If your child loves to perform, he or she will want to be part of Stage Left Children’s Theater (SLCT) summer camp. Performances include Annie Jr, Wizard of Oz, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Sound of Music, Bye Bye Birdie & Theater Intensive. SLCT was founded in 1999 by artistic director Ayn Lauren whose hope is to provide cultural inspiration and development for children through the medium of theater with shows for kids by kids.

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Liz Whalen, Wisdom of Wellness

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My first attempt at yoga was as a teenager at home with DVDs, and I didn’t really feel like it was right for me at the time. When I was in my early twenties, I went to my first class at a local gym and had an incredible teacher who got me hooked on the practice. I started practicing on a regular basis. Jivamukti introduced me to the spiritual aspects, including chanting and meditation, and from then on my life became completely different. I had a more positive, empowered outlook on life, and I was able to let go of worries and open up to more peace and joy as a result.

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Is CPT for PTSD Right for You?


Licensed psychologist Sally Nazari shares that Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of her favorite approaches in trauma recovery. “And I am in good company. Multiple research studies show the significant benefits and improvements with CPT in people working to transform their lives after a traumatic event. As one of a handful of therapists in New York offering CPT to the community, I can help you get your life back on track with 12 weekly session modules,” she says.

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Challenger Center Camp

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Give your kid some space this summer—outer space! The Challenger Center’s week-long summer camp programs, designed for kids in grades 1 through 6, gives children a fun-filled, science-based, learning experience that will last a lifetime.

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Open House for Summer Play Camp


Summer Play Camp will host two open houses– one on March 11 and the other April 29 for parents and children to take a tour, meet the Camp Director and hear all about the camp's unique and adventure-filled summer program. Fun activities are planned for the children and refreshments will be served.

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Become Part of Cropsey Community Farm

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Cropsey Community Farm offers residents the opportunity to become part of the largest CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in the metro area. Preserved and restored by the Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA), Cropsey farm consists of 25 acres of biodynamically cultivated farmland located in New City. CSA members will receive a family-sized basket of over 40 varieties of vegetables for 25 weeks, beginning in June and ending in November. In addition, throughout the year families will receive free admission to workshops offered on the farm.

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