Arts digest

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:02

    Music teachers to host annual recital this Sunday in New Windsor New Windsor — The Hudson-Catskill District of the New York State Music Teachers’ Association will present its music teachers’ recital on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. ,at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 543 Union Ave. in New Windsor. There is no fee for admission, but there will be a donation basket for those wishing to give to the HCMTA Scholarship Fund. The public is cordially invited. The purpose of the music teachers’ recital is fourfold: To feature the music teachers of the Hudson-Catskill District. To offer to the community a varied classical recital. To publicize the New York Music Teachers’ Association. To raise funds for the HCMTA Scholarship Fund. The pianists, organists, instrumentalists and vocalists who will be participating in this recital are: Paula Bresnan; Pat Corby, Emily Faxon, Florence Grenis, Jean MacDonald, Janet Nickerson, Janice Nimetz, Bev Poyerd, Joanne Raichart, Ruthanne Schempf, Margaret Small, Carolyn Topliff and Lynn Cunningham. The executive board of HVMTA is as follows: Chair: Margaret Small; Chair-Elect: Carolyn Topliff; Secretary: Joanne Raichart; Treasurer: Jean MacDonald. Teachers’ Recital Chairs: Florence Grenis and Margaret Small. The Sisterhood at Monroe Temple will host holiday bazaar on Nov. 13 Monroe — The Monroe Temple Sisterhood’s annual holiday bazaar will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Temple Social Hall, 314 North Main St., Monroe from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be bagels and snacks, raffles and prizes and all kinds of tantalizing booths including jewelry, food, handbags, scarves, attic treasures, artworks, pottery, crafts, attic treasures, photography, floral displays, tools, beauty and health-care products, samples, catalogs on hand for special orders and much more. Admission is free and there is ample parking. For more information call Sandy Sussman at 783-3507 or Mary Haberman at 343-1404. Silent auction and dinner dance to benefit Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund Middletown — The Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund will host a silent auction and dinner dance on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown. The auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Bidding will continue throughout the evening during dinner and dancing. A DJ will provide music and entertainment throughout the evening. Among the items to be auctioned are vacation packages, rare sports memorabilia, and tickets to TV shows, sporting events and skiing venues. Tickets are $75 per person. The event is a major fund raiser that enables the Children’s Fund to provide financial assistance to local families in need. Since its inception in 1999, the fund has distributed more than $750,000 to more than 420 families in Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund was founded in January 1999 in memory of Brian, who was 14 when he died of brain cancer. The kindness and support that Brian and his family received during his illness inspired the Children’s Fund and its mission. For more information or to donate an auction item, call Pat Corcoran at 845-544-1230 or e-mail her at To register and pay with a credit card, visit or download a registration form and mail it in. West Point Cadet Glee Club to perform locally Tuxedo Park — The West Point Cadet Glee Club will perform at the Tuxedo Park School at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. The concert, sponsored by the Tuxedo Performing Arts Group, will include all genres of American and international choral composition from early music through contemporary. Under the direction of Constance Chase, the Glee Club has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tanglewood and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The group has also completed concert tours of the East and West coasts, performed at Ground Zero, appeared with the Boston Pops, the Opera Orchestra of New York, the Syracuse and Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestras, and the U.S. Army Band. Admission for this concert is free but advance reservations are required. For reservations, call 845-351-3473 or e-mail