Checks/forms should be sent to MARTA, PO Box 294, Blooming Grove, NY 10914 by due date
Bridge Club – The bridge group continues. Learn the Basics of playing bridge. This club is held in Washingtonville every Monday. Beginners welcome. No cost Mondays: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. (How many Mondays you attend is up to you.) No registration required. 6 Depot St, Washingtonville – Blooming Grove Recreation department on the second floor of the building. Elevator is in the middle of the mall. Turn right off the elevator.
Ice Cream Socials – Our ice cream socials are planned for the first week of school. So please come and welcome the 2019 retirees to our organization and to retirement in general! Thursday, September 5th – 1:00 pm 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- 5 Water St, Port Jervis - please contact us Monroe Café & Ice Cream - 554 Route 17M, Monroe – please contact us Family Farm Ice Cream – 253 Tower Dr, Middletown - please contact us
Fall 2019 Community Service project – In 2017, our crafters created many quilts for veterans in Orange County Hospice. Last year we created over 100 red hats for the Little Hats, Big Hearts American Heart Association project and they were donated to our local hospitals. This year we will participate in the Linus blanket project that donates handmade knitted/crocheted/fleece quilts/blankets to local children. Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteers. https://www.projectlinusocpc.org/ If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form and check out the above link to the Orange County chapter of Project Linus which has patterns and instructions on types of blankets accepted. We will collect the blankets at the Holiday Party for local recipients. RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) For people who are interested, there is also another project that is collecting knitted and quilted blankets for children at the border. Art Division is working with Border Angels (@borderangelsofficial) to distribute the blankets to children in shelters and elsewhere. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved or visit their website at https://www.artdivision.org/the-blanket-project.html for more information.
Orange County Dept of Aging – Senior Games – FYI – The Senior Games will take place throughout the county from September 16th through September 22nd. Check out the Office of Aging website for more information: https://www.orangecountygov.com/158/Senior-Games
Constitution Island Tour - Each summer/early fall, the Constitution Island Association offers walking tours of its beautiful grounds, impressive gardens and fortifications. Learn about the Island's Revolutionary War history and the life of the Warner Family on the Island. View Anna Warner's garden and visit the Revolutionary War redoubts with experienced tour guides who understand the Island's history and significance. Seating is limited to 32 people. We have 15 seats reserved but we can increase it if signups are punctual. For those interested, we will also have lunch at McArthur’s Riverview Restaurant in the Thayer Hotel. Wear comfortable shoes - there are some hills and rough terrain! Travel to the island is by boat from the United States Military Academy at West Point's South Dock. Plan on arriving at least an hour earlyfor the South Gate entry checkpoint. We will need to provide a manifest list two weeks before to expedite our entrance into West Point. Attendees will be contacted after their signups are received to complete the manifest information. Upon arrival at the South Gate, you will need to have your Driver’s License or Passport to verify your information. Wednesday, September 25th – tour - 10:00 – 11:30 am Cost - Tours are free but SUGGESTED DONATIONS - Seniors: $10.00 each – cash collected at venue. RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by September 1st. Please indicate if you will join us for lunch. Directions will be sent to those who sign up. United States Military Academy at West Point – South Dock McArthur’s menu - www.thethayerhotel.com/macarthurs-riverview-restaurant.html
Wright Family Farm Corn Maze – We tried to do this last year and got rained out. So, we are trying again. 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. Friday, September 27: 11:00 am (rain date – October 4th) Cost - Maze admission is $12.00 per person or $11 for groups of 10 or more. Pay at the farm. RSVP – send form to MARTA or Contact us (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by September 1st (please indicate if joining for lunch) 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.
Ceramics - Come create a ceramic bird house in 2 sessions. Also available are a garden mushroom, segmented worm, lizard, or gnome or pick from the shelf (done in 1 session). Instructor Patti Anderson will go over the process of creating ceramics and you will have the opportunity to paint your own piece with glaze which will be fired and ready to distribute within a week after painting. Indicate which piece on form. Maximum 12. Thursday, October 10th and 24th (for bird house) - 10am - 12pm Cost - $10 for the bird house includes instruction, ceramic piece, glaze, and firing. If a different item is chosen off the shelf, cost $10 - $25. RSVP – send form to MARTA or (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by October 1st. Money is due at venue. (Cash or checks made out to Patti Anderson). Pour House Studio, 91 Adams Rd, Summitville, NY (2 miles N of Wurtsboro off Rte. 209
Mean Girls - Join MARTA on a CD Trip excursion to see Mean Girls, a funny new musical based on the movie. 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.) Cost: Orchestra $165 Sunday, October 13th RSVP by September 1st -Email Linda Trapani at email@example.com.
O & W Trail Hike - Hike the new O&W trail in Wurtsboro with Mike Medley. The O&W Trail provides a glimpse into our local history of a historical canal and a railroad. The Delaware and Hudson (D & H) canal was shut down in favor of the New York, Ontario and Western Railway, more commonly known as the O&W, which was in use until the mid-20th century. The O&W carried anthracite coal as well as milk and dairy products, plus tourists on their way to resorts and farmhouse boarding. Level ground, approx. 3 miles. Wednesday Oct 16 - 10:00 - 12:00 Free – donation to the Basha Kill Association appreciated. RSVP – send form to MARTA or (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by October 1st. Meet at the trailhead next to O'Toole's Harley Davidson on Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.
The Museum at Bethel Woods – Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Inside you’ll find the permanent Main Exhibit, Woodstock and The Sixties, rotating special exhibits, the Event Gallery, classroom, Bindy Bazaar Museum Shop, and Yasgur’s Farm Café. The Museum tells the story of the ’60s and the making of the 1969 Woodstock festival. Friday, October 18 – 11:00 am Cost - $15 paid at venue RSVP – send form to MARTA or (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by October 1st. If people are interested, carpooling can be considered. If interested, please indicate on the form. Lunch Suggestion: Yasgur's Farm Café offers freshly prepared snacks and meals, as well as beer and wine. The café is in The Museum lobby. Indoor bistro seating or covered outdoor seating during warmer weather. Full menu service 11:00 am–2:00 pm.
Walkway over the Hudson – Take a stroll across the Walkway over the Hudson. Each way is about 1 ½ miles. For those interested, lunch at the Ice House. Please indicate on the form if you will join us for lunch. Tuesday, October 22nd – 11:00 am Cost – free for walkway RSVP – send form to MARTA or (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by October 1st. The parking entrance in Highland/Town of Lloyd is at 87 Haviland Road, Highland NY Lunch at Ice House on the Poughkeepsie side.
Brotherhood Winery tour/tasting – Come take a tour and/or wine tasting at the oldest continuously working winery in the country. Participants will call the winery to join the tour. Lunch available at the 1839 Restaurant & Bar at the winery. October 23rd – 11:30 am Cost - Tour of the winery $8/person; Tour + Tasting $15/ person (ID req’d); Tasting Only $10/person (ID req’d)
Pool – Play pool, learn and improve, and have FUN!!! Village Billiards is the place to go for fun, gaming, and spirits! No experience necessary! We had fun in the spring! Wednesday October 30th - 4:30 – 5:30 Cost: Table of 4 people - $16.00 ($4.00 per person), played as teams Table of 2 people - $12.00 ($6.00 per person) Configuration and payment will be determined at venue RSVP – send form to MARTA or (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by October 1st. Village Billiards, 17 Main Street (3rd Floor), Warwick, NY (www.villagebilliards.com)
Bowling at Tarsio Lanes - Wacky Wednesday!!! It’s time for our yearly bowling morning. Final scores don’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 6th – 10:30 am Cost: Bowling - $1.00 per game (2 games) Lunch – separate checks available RSVP - send form to MARTA or Contact us (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by Nov 1st. 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
Wallkill River School of Art Sip ‘n’ Paint with Nancy Reed Jones. Join us for yet another productive painting lesson as we continue to discover the artist within us! Following Nancy's step by step directions, we will paint decorations on two colored ball ornaments for our Christmas trees! Plan to join us for what's sure to be a fun afternoon. Friday, 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 1st. Wallkill River School of Art, 232 Ward Street (17K) Montgomery, NY
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, November 19th – 1:00 pm Cost – paid at venue RSVP - send form to MARTA or Contact us (www.midhudsonrta.com/contact.html) by November 1st Galleria Mall, Middletown FYI - AMC Crystal Run 16 has Discount Tuesday for AMC Stub members so catch a movie before coming to Fuji’s.
Creating Wreaths, Tabletop Trees & Kissing Balls - Create your choice of one of these holiday decorations to make and take home to display at Cornell Cooperative Ext. Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cost - $35 RSVP – Register online directly with the Cornell Cooperative Extension https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E190538&id=461 CCE - 18 Seward Avenue Suite 300 (third floor) Middletown
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 8, 2019 Cost: Orchestra $199 (Row XX – 26 rows from the stage) 1st Mezzanine $210 (Row A – Front Row) 1st Mezzanine $185 (Row G) 3rd Mezzanine $155 (Row A – Front Row) RSVP – October 15th - Email Linda Trapani at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other Trips: Visit cdtrips.com for details - Giants vs. Vikings: Oct 6; Hamilton in Philadelphia: Oct 20; Giants vs. Jets: Nov 10