Around the Valley: Orange County

Posted 6/6/24

Comedy fundraiser to support families of officers with cancer The Blue Line Comedy fundraiser will take place on Friday, June 7, at the Turtle Creek Golf Course to support the families of two local …

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Around the Valley: Orange County


Comedy fundraiser to support families of officers with cancer
The Blue Line Comedy fundraiser will take place on Friday, June 7, at the Turtle Creek Golf Course to support the families of two local police officers battling cancer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m.

The event will feature performances by comedians Kevin Downey Jr., John Mulrooney, and Larry DiGregorio. An appetizer buffet will be available, and there will be a cash bar, raffles, and a 50/50 drawing.

Admission is $20, and all proceeds will go directly to the officers’ families. Tickets can be purchased by calling 845-863-7417 or emailing
The Turtle Creek Golf Course is located at 219 Plattekill Ardonia Rd., Wallkill.

Celebrate Smokey’s 80th Birthday at the Pine Bush library
Smokey Bear and his friends from the Pine Bush Fire Department will visit the Pine Bush Library on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Have you photo taken with Smokey, read books and have fun, and remember, “only you can prevent forest fires.”

For more information, contact: Pine Bush Library Community Center, 227 Maple Ave, Pine Bush, (845) 744-3375.

Maybrook UMC to serve ham & strawberry dinner

The Maybrook United Methodist Church will serve its traditional ham & strawberry dinner on Saturday, June 8, 5-7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person, with kids under age 3 served for free.
Call 845-524-4175 for reservations or more information.
The church is located at 313 Homestead Avenue.

Reformed Church of Shawangunk to Host Children’s Day Festival

The Reformed Church of Shawangunk will host a Children’s Day Festival on Sunday, June 9. The festivities will begin with a Children’s Worship Service at 10 a.m., followed by a variety of activities starting at 11 a.m.

The event, held at 1166 Hoagerburgh Rd in Wallkill, will feature a barbecue, bounce house, games, and more. Families in the community are invited to join in the fun and celebrate the day dedicated to children.
For more information, contact the Reformed Church of Shawangunk at (845) 895-2952.

Maybrook to host family movie night

On Friday, June 14th the Village of Maybrook will be hosting our first of two-Family Movie Nights at the Frederick Myers Veterans Memorial Park.

The featured movie is “Wonka” a 2023 musical fantasy film. It tells the origin story of Willy Wonka, a character in the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, depicting his early days as a chocolatier, and serves as a prequel to the first film based on Dahl’s novel, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.[6] The film stars Timothée Chalamet as the title character, with an ensemble cast including Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Olivia Colman, and Hugh Grant.

Residents are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and spend a family evening in the park.

Maybrook VFW to host Father’s Day Dinner Dance
The Maybrook VFW will host a Father’s Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 15, 6 to 10 p.m.

The event will feature music by DJ Kenny Lewis and a shrimp scampi meal. Dad is entitled to one free drink.
Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
For advance tickets or more information, please call 845-427-5881.
The Maybrook VFW is located at 209 Main Street in Maybrook.

Pine Bush Library offers Point Insurance Reduction Class

Motorists in Pine Bush and surrounding areas are encouraged to register for the Point Insurance Reduction Class offered by Pine Bush Library Community Center.

Participants stand to benefit from significant savings on vehicle insurance premiums and potential reductions in driving record points. By completing the course, drivers can save 10% on their vehicle liability, collision, and personal injury protection (PIP) insurance premiums for THREE YEARS. Additionally, they may qualify to reduce up to FOUR POINTS on their driving records.

The class will commence promptly on June 22, from 9 am to 3 pm at Pine Bush Library Community Center located at 227 Maple Ave. Registration is preferred and can be completed by contacting the Pine Bush Library at (845) 744-4265 ext. 2 or Michael Sweeting at (845) 407-1378 or (845) 920-0120.

The registration fees are as follows:
• Seniors 60+: $30 (Cash)

• Adults 18-59: $40 (Cash)

The Point Insurance Reduction Class is sponsored by American Safety Inc. #028 and delivered by DigitalDefensiveDriving.Com. #189.

For more information, contact: Pine Bush Library Community Center, 227 Maple Ave, Pine Bush, (845) 744-3375

Pine Bush Library hosts pet safety class
Pets can’t talk to us, so we have to learn to recognize symptoms and know what we can do for them.

The Pine Bush Library is hosting a pet safety and first aid class on Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at the library community center, ,227 Maple Ave, Pine Bush.

Learn how to recognize a real emergency. Find out about common toxins around your house.
Call 845-744-4265 ext. 2 to sign up. No walks ins.

Soulshine Market Announces 3rd Annual Shinefes
Soulshine Market is excited to announce the return of its highly anticipated event, the 3rd Annual Shinefest, scheduled for June 15 at Bullville Park in the Town of Crawford. The vibrant music festival will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., promising a day filled with joy, music, and community spirit.

Shinefest is not just about music; it’s about making a meaningful impact. This year, the festival is dedicated to supporting the Humane Society of Walden. Every ticket purchase and donation will directly contribute to their mission of caring for animals in need.

Attendees can look forward to an exciting lineup of live music featuring talented local artists and bands. Performers include TJ & Co., Jacob Kantner, Prize Fighter, Kieran McGee, Caswyn Moon & Faith Kelly, SMITTIE, Route 66 featuring Jeff Selear, Spaghetti Eastern Music, Tom & Tommy Brendel, Kevin Thomas, Hec Vito, Sad Matt!, Dewey, Frank Rizz, and KB Kind.

In addition to the fantastic music, Shinefest will host a diverse array of local vendors offering unique crafts, natural goods, and services.

No festival is complete without delicious food, and Shinefest delivers with a mouthwatering selection of culinary delights from local vendors and food trucks. From savory to sweet, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

Families are encouraged to join in the fun, as Shinefest offers a range of engaging children’s activities such as a bounce house and arts and crafts, ensuring that every member of the community can partake in the celebration.