F Checks/forms should be sent to MARTA, PO Box 294, Blooming Grove, NY 10914 by due date
Ice Cream Socials – Our ice cream socials are planned for the first day of school this year. So please come and welcome the 2018 retirees to our organization and to retirement in general! If you can come, please let us know which location you will attend by September 1st. Ice cream purchases will be paid at the venue. The locations are: Riverside Creamery, Wednesday, September 5th – 1:00 pm - 5 Water St, Port Jervis Scoops and Smiles, Wednesday, September 5th - 1:00 pm - 554 Route 17M , Monroe Sugar Shack, Wednesday, September 5th – 2:00 pm - 9 Kings St, Middletown RSVP -Contact us by September 1st. .
Bridge Club – The bridge group continues. Learn the Basics of playing bridge. This club is held in Washingtonville every Monday, starting in September. Beginners welcome. No registration required. No cost Mondays: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. (How many Mondays you attend is up to you.) 6 Depot St, Washingtonville – The club meets in the Blooming Grove Recreation department on the second floor of the building. Elevator is in the middle of the mall. Turn right off the elevator.
The Battle of Minisink Lecture – by John Conway. Our friend, John Conway, Sullivan County Historian, is back with a talk on early settlements in the Delaware Valley and the Minisink. Enjoy a delicious lunch and after lunch, John will amaze us with his knowledge. (This was postponed from the spring.) September 12th – 12:00 pm Cost – $20.00 - includes lunch and honorarium - paid at venue. Please bring cash. RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us by September 1st. Olde Erie Pub, 7 W. Main Street, Middletown
West Point Tour - cancelled due to rain - Guided bus tour of West Point with stops at Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point, Battle Monument and the Plain. Also explore the West Point Cemetery and Old Cadet Chapel. Delve into the lives of West Point notable figures. The two hour trip will spend approximately 1 hr 20 mins off the bus. Moderate walking is required and some of the pathways are unpaved and uneven. September 18: 10:45 am departure Cost - $18.00 – paid at the venue RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us by September 1st. Meet at the Visitors Center, 2107 South West Post Rd. Highland Falls, NY at 10:30 (photo ID will be required)
Little Hats, Big Hearts for Infants/Premies – Join us for our newest community service project, knitting or crocheting Red Hats for the American Heart Association in conjunction with all our local hospitals. Every baby born during February will receive a little red hat. We will collect the hats at our Holiday Party in December. 2 Fridays, September 21, October 26: 9:30 – 9:30 am $10.00 – Yarn and instructions included. RSVP – send form and check (made out to Cornwall Knit Shop) to MARTA address by September 1st. Cornwall Yarn Shop Ltd. 227 Main St., Cornwall, NY 12518 (If you would like to knit or crochet a hat, but cannot attend the class, please feel free to make a red, hat. They need to be finished by Dec. 1 for presentation at the Holiday Luncheon. Please notify us that you are making one using the form. There are specific instructions for the hats, so please contact us so we can send you the information.
Iona Island Hike with Doc Baine – renowned local historian, photographer and educator will lead a hike on Iona Island in the Hudson River below Bear Mountain. Iona Island has been host to colonial farms, an amusement park, hotel, US Naval arsenal and the WWII mothball fleet. The Palisades Interstate Park Commission has reverted the island to a wildlife preserve. Come take a flat hike with a knowledgeable guide. Wednesday, September 26: 10:30 am Cost - $5.00 donation to Friends of Sterling Forest (collected at venue) RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us by September 1st. Directions will be sent to those who sign up.
Wright Family Farm Corn Maze - cancelled due to rain - Located in scenic Warwick, New York, this family-run farm in Orange County offers a variety of seasonal outdoor activities with an old-fashioned farm theme! A brief history of the farm will be given followed by an easy walk through their famous 5-acre corn maze. Enjoy the clues along the way as you discover your way through the maze. Tuesday, October 2nd: 10:30 am Cost - Maze admission is $11.00 per person or $10 for groups of 15 or more. Pay at the farm. RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us by September 15th 29 Kings Highway Warwick, NY 10990 Plus: The Farm Stand sells pumpkins by the pound and fall seasonal décor —including Indian corn, gourds, mums, straw and cornstalks. Browse through Granny’s Basket for her latest knitting creations and get something warm for the winter. Lunch Suggestion: Sugar Loaf Taphouse, 1368 Kings HWY, Sugar Loaf, Chester NY.
Angry Orchard Cider Tour – Come join a guided Barrel Room tour for a behind the scenes exploration of how cider is made, a tour of the cider cellar and a tasting of limited release ciders. There are food trucks on-site so come early for lunch. I will buy the tickets when they open at noon. Friday, October 5th: 2:00 pm Cost - $10.00 (make check out to cash and send to MARTA address) RSVP – send form and check (made out to cash) by September 15th There is also a Treehouse tour at 12:00 and 4:00. The treehouse was designed by Animal Planet’s Tree House Masters. This tour takes you through the orchard and then up into the trees for a cider education and guided cider tasting. You receive a souvenir take-home glass and photo ops from the treehouse. This is also $10. There are steps up into the treehouse.
Let’s Do Lunch - Lunch at noon at Scalia & Co Craft Kitchen, located next to ShopRite on 17M in Monroe. Lunch specials are $10.95 and can be accessed on Scalia’s website. Wednesday, October 10th – 12:00 pm at Scalia Cost - paid at restaurant RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us by Oct 1 Scalia & Co Craft Kitchen, 785 Shoprite Plaza, Rt 17M, Suite 2, Monroe, NY
CPR Class - Learn to Save a Life! Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? Do you babysit or take care of an elderly/sick relative? Does the sight of blood make you queasy? Do you know how to keep (or find) your vital medical information in case of an emergency on your smartphone? The right answer could help you save a life. Come learn (or refresh) simple techniques for child, infant and adult CPR, as well as common first aid skills in a fun, hands-on, environment with your peers. Please dress comfortably for work on manikins. Laura Pietropaolo is a recently retired Health Education teacher from Monroe-Woodbury HS where she taught first aid and CPR/AED classes for over 25 years. Minimum 4 – Maximum 24. (This is not a certification course.) We offered this in the spring and comments were: “I learned all I was hoping to learn. The instructors were very personable and knowledgeable. The 3 hours went quickly for me.” “This was an excellent, very informative and well worthwhile workshop! Laura has an excellent, patient way of teaching the essentials of CPR. Thank you.” Thursday, October 18th – 12:00 – 3:00 pm Cost - $25 for materials and equipment RSVP – send form and check made out to Laura Pietropaolo to MARTA by Oct 1st Thrall Library, 11 Depot St, Middletown, NY 10940
Come from Away on Broadway – Come from Away is a musical with book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is set in the week following the September 11 attacks and tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. The characters in the musical are based on real Gander residents as well as some of the 7,000 stranded travelers they housed and fed. Please join MARTA on a CD Trip excursion to see the Come From Away! Every ticket purchased will result in a donation to the MARTA scholarship fund. (Specify MARTA when booking.) Saturday, October 20 Cost: Prime Orchestra: $249; Orchestra: $199 Front Mezzanine: $199; Mid Mezzanine $159 Price includes coach bus transportation, theatre tickets to the show, bagel and snacks, an on board CD Trip escort, movie, all taxes, driver gratuity and an organized hassle free experience! RSVP – September 15th - Email at email@example.com.
Fuji Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar/Demo and lunch -Join us at Fuji’s in the Galleria Mall in Middletown. Watch your lunch being prepared by chefs who really know how to have fun in the kitchen! Hibachi steak, shrimp, or salmon is $13.95 plus tax and tip; hibachi chicken is $11.95 plus tax and tip. All choices include a soft drink and a choice of soup or salad. Separate checks are available, so you will pay individually that day. However, we do have to give Fuji’s a head count so they can be prepared for us. Tuesday, October 23rd – 1:00 pm Cost – paid at venue RSVP - send form to MARTA or Contact us by October 1st Galleria Mall, Middletown
Wallkill River School of Art Sip ‘n’ Paint with Nancy Reed Jones. What could be better than a beautiful winter scene on a cutting board to brighten your home thru the cold days ahead? Join us once again as we follow Nancy’s step by step instructions to create yet another masterpiece and have fun in the process. Class size is limited to 18 people. PS---Nancy has assured me it’s not as difficult as it looks! Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost: $35.00 – make checks payable to Wallkill River School of Art RSVP: Send form and check to MARTA by October 15, 2018. Wallkill River School of Art, 232 Ward Street (17K) Montgomery, NY
Another Lunch and possibly a Movie - Lunch at noon at Scalia & Co Craft Kitchen, located next to ShopRite on 17M in Monroe. Lunch specials are $10.95 and can be accessed on Scalia’s website. Movie attendance to be determined. Wednesday, November 14 - 12:00 pm at Scalia; Movie at 2pm at The Monroe Theatre Cost - $6.00 for movie; please try to have exact change. RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us by November 1st to let the restaurant know how many will be there for lunch. Scalia & Co Craft Kitchen, 785 Shoprite Plaza, Rt 17M, Suite 2, Monroe, NY
Harness Museum- Learn & Create Series: “Horse-drawn: The Sleighs of Currier & Ives” Join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame for a warm lunch and an exploration of the cultural significance and nuances of Currier & Ives popular sleighing scenes, followed by a jingle-bell-wreath craft. Thursday, November 15th: 12:00 – 2:30 pm Cost - $20.00 (check made out The Trotters Museum) RSVP – send form and check (made out to The Trotters Museum)to MARTA by November 1st. Trotters Museum, 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY (845) 294-3287
Bowling at Tarsio Lanes- Wacky Wednesday!!! We did this last fall and everyone had a blast. Final scores didn’t matter. Join us for bowling fun at only $1.00 per game at Pat Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh. We will bowl 2 games. Guaranteed lots of laughs for those of us who haven’t bowled in years! Lunch to follow at the Hudson Street Café, only doors away from the bowling alley. Wed. November 28th – 10:30 am Cost: Bowling - $1.00 per game (2 games) Lunch – on your own, separate checks available RSVP - send form to MARTA or Contact us by November 1st. Indicate if you will be going to lunch. Tarsio Lanes, 174 South Plank Rd. (Rt. 52), Newburgh, 12520 and Hudson Street Café, 190 South Plank Rd. (Rt. 52) menu on FB or Hudsonstreetcafe.com
Radio City Christmas Spectacular! Join MARTA on a CD Trip excursion to see this Holiday special. Every ticket purchased will result in a donation to the MARTA scholarship fund. Price includes coach bus transportation, theatre tickets to the show, bagel and snacks, an on board CD Trip escort, movie, all taxes, driver gratuity and an organized hassle free experience! Bus picks up in multiple places along Route 17 corridor. (Specify MARTA when booking.) Sunday, December 2, 2018 Cost: 1st Mezzanine: $199; 2nd Mezzanine $154; 3rd Mezzanine $144 RSVP – October 15th - Email firstname.lastname@example.org