Arts and leisure digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:43

    Church will host New Day trio on June 4 Highland Mills — The Highland Mills United Methodist Church will present a new ensemble of Christian music artists, A New Day, on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. The group will provide a free concert of inspirational music, including both classical and contemporary selections. A New Day is a vocal trio comprised of Andrew Calcutt (baritone), Bennett Bishop (guitar and baritone), and Cindy Pollsen (soprano, guitar and viola), with Jim Fry (keyboard and arranger). For Pollsen, it will be a return to the area where she grew up and graduated from Monroe-Woodbury High School in 1998. She later received her degree in art history from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where she now lives and works as a worship leader for a church known as MERCYhouse. New Day was formed in 2010 and is on a spring concert tour of the Hudson Valley. The church is located at 654 Route 32 at Ridge Road, in Highland Mills. For more information call 928-6177 or visit or Museum Village will host mineral show this weekend Monroe — The Orange County Mineral Society will sponsor its annual mineral, gem, jewelry and fossil show on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Museum Village. There will be collectors and dealers, displaying and selling minerals, handmade jewelry, fossils, gems, and a variety of related items. The event will include demonstrations, lectures and a special program for kids. A mastodon will be on display. Admission for the museum and show is adults, $5, kids and seniors, $3. Museum Village is located at 1010 Route 17M in Monroe. For more information call the show chairman at 683-1167 or visit Pancake breakfast for Jeanette Coviello Tuxedo — The public is invited attend a community pancake breakfast in support of the Coviello family on Sunday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Sons of Italy in Tuxedo. All proceeds will go toward the costs and expenses related to Jeanette Coviello’s treatment and continuing battle with cancer. Adults, $10 and children, $5. Donations accepted. There will be a basket raffle, as well. For more information, call Audrey at 351-4391. Church to host free movie Warwick — The Warwick United Methodist Church will sponsor a free Family Movie Night on Friday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. The first movie will be Disney’s “Tangled.” The second movie will be “Letters to God.” Both are rated PG. Bring a blanket, beach towel or sleeping bag to sit on. Light snacks will be served at intermission. The church is located at 135 Forester Ave., in Warwick. For more information e-mail Chris Rodek at Garden fest to be held in park Greenwood Lake — The Greenwood Lake Community Gardens group will hold its first festival on Saturday, June 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Greenwood Lake Park (next to CVS). The agenda will feature a ribbon cutting, live music, fresh veggie sale and demonstrations by a master gardener. For more information e-mail DNA Quintet will perform at Pacem in Terris Warwick — Pacem in Terris will present the DNA Quintet on Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m., for the first concert of the season. The quintet features the Loma Mar Quartet, with Pacem’s co-music director, Krista Bennion Feeney and Anca Nicolau, violins, Joanna Hood, viola, Myron Lutzke, cello, plus John Feeney, bass. Pacem in Terris is located at 96 Covered Bridge Road, in Warwick. No reservations possible. Tickets go on sale at 4 p.m. rain or shine. Suggested donation is $10. Temple to host talk on DiMaggio Monroe — Monroe Temple Beth El Men’s Action Club will present author Kostya Kennedy discussing his book, “Joe DiMaggio: The Last Magic Number in Sports,” on Sunday, June 5, at 9 a.m. in the temple social hall. For those going to the Israel Day Parade there will be a bus departing from the temple parking lot after Kennedy’s talk. RSVP to Church to host BBQ dinner Chester — The First Presbyterian Church of Chester will host a Chicken Barbecue Dinner (a month early) on Saturday, June 11, any time from 4 to 7 p.m. All are invited. Take-outs will also be available. The menu consists of tomato juice, dinner rolls, the church’s special coleslaw, barbecued chicken half, baked potato, and corn. Iced tea, coffee, and milk are served along with homemade brownies and ice cream for dessert. Tickets are: adult/$12, senior citizen (65 and over)/$10, child (6-12)/$6, and child (5 and under)/free. Advanced reservations are highly recommended for this sell-out dinner. Call 469-4311 to reserve tickets. Bingo night begins Monday at Eitz Chaim Monroe — Congregation Eitz Chaim (Monroe Woodbury Jewish Community Center) will host Bingo on Mondays, June 6 and June 20. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the game starts promptly at 7 p.m. Admission is $4. Since this is a kosher facility, no outside food or drinks are allowed into the building. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Eitz Chaim is located at 1465 Orange Turnpike in Monroe. For more information call the synagogue at 783-7424. Museum Village to host guest speakers Monroe — Adding to the popularity of Museum Village’s Tuesday Night Car Show, the museum will also be presenting special guest speakers on subjects relating to the museum’s collection. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the cars The guest speaker for Tuesday, June 7, 7 to 8 p.m., will be local educator Doc Barnes. He will talk about “Bloomeries, Mines, and Furnaces; 17th and 18th Century Iron Production in the Hudson Region.” For more information e-mail For a schedule of future speakers visit Knights to man tent at street fair Greenwood Lake — The Knights of Columbus will participate in the Greenwood Lake Street Fair on Saturday, June 11. Visit their tent for roast beef sandwiches, Philly cheese steaks, meat ball heroes, hot dogs and hamburgers. The tent will be located on the corner of Windermere and Oak Streets. Proceeds will go to the updating of the Parish Hall. Master drummer offers free workshops Port Jervis — Once again, Kofi Donkor, a master drummer from Ghana, assisted by Kathy Brink, will present a Music and Culture of Ghana Drumming Workshop Series: A Hands-On Experience, free of charge, at the Fellowship Hall, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, in Port Jervis, on Wednesdays, June 8, 15 and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The final workshop and community concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, June 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Open to all from grades 7 and up. Drums will be provided for the first 30 registrants. To register call Donkor at 914-213-9789 or e-mail Visit for more information about Donkor.