September 2 BLOOD DRIVE from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, at Wal-Mart in Monroe. Call 294-3362. auditions for New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet performance of Nutcracker on Friday, Sept. 2 and Sept. 9. Call 908-852-7637 or visit www.njsda.org for times and locations. Saturday September 3 civil war weekend Sept. 3 and 4 at Museum Village, Route 17M, Monroe, featuring authentic re-enactors from Gettysburg and the tri-state area. Call 782-8248 or visit www.museumvillage.org. FAMILIES WITH BIPOLAR CHILDREN support group for parents and caregivers of children with early onset bipolar disorder meets from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on the first Saturday of every month, at Mental Health Association, Inc. 20 Walker St., Goshen. Call Sally Lewis 294-7411 ext.#246 or Judy Wood at 343-5979. Babysitting available. BLOOD DRIVE from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Warwick Fire Department Station #1, Church Street Extension. Walk-ins welcome. Call 986-0573. film screening "Goodbye, Lenin!" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Warwick Valley Community Center, 11 Hamilton Ave., Warwick, sponsored by the Warwick Film Group. Donation $5. auction at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Warwick Animal Shelter, off Kings Highway. Antiques, jewelry, toys, more. Call 986-2473. Sunday September 4 polishfest at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Plav Pavilion in Pine Island. Polish food, music by Jimmy Sturr. Tickets, $13. Send check to Polishfest, Box 1, Florida, NY 10921. hispanic congregation "Latinos Unidos en Cristo el Senor" (non-denominational) meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Amity Presbyterian Church, 103 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick. Services on the first and third Sundays of each month. Call Pastor John Velez at 908-453-2287. field trip at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, to the 6½ Station Road Sanctuary, off Route 17 exit 122A, with the Orange County Audubon Society. Free. Call 744-6047. Monday September 5 race, walk, and fun run beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, at Warwick Middle School. Prizes and trophies, food and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Lions Club's Quest program for positive youth development in Warwick schools. Registration, $17. Call 986-3054, write to email@example.com, or visit www.active.com. Tuesday September 6 warwick democratic committee monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Tuscan Café, 5 ½ South St., Warwick. All Democrats are welcome. Wednesday September 7 cocktail party for the Town of Warwick Republican Committee, 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, at Emerald Point in Greenwood Lake. Admission $40 per person. Send check to Bob Smith, 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick 10990. open registration for Missionettes and Royal Rangers, age 3-13, at Warwick Assembly of God church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Call 986-7906 or 986-6634. audubon society monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Goshen. Call 744-6047. Saturday September 10 folk festival beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, at Warwick Valley Winery. Food and baked goods available. Admission $10. Call 258-4858 or visit www.wvwinery.com. golf classic from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Hickory Hill Golf Course, sponsored by the Raymond Hose Fire Co. of Warwick. Call 986-4644. ART EXHIBIT "The Hudson: River and Valley" opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Kenridge Farm Gallery, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Route 9W, Cornwall. Call 534-5506 ext. 204. Sunday September 11 children's book festival from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, in Stanley Deming Park, Warwick. Meet authors and publishers. Music. Book sales support library building fund. Call 986-1047 or visit www.albertwisnerlibrary.org/events/cbfest.htm. kids day beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Community Park (Carpenter Field), Chester, sponsored by the Chester Kiwanis. Refreshments. Free. end-of-summer concert on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Chester Commons Park, Laroe Rd. Free. Upcoming taste of warwick from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Warwick Valley Winery, sponsored by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. Tickets ($40) must be purchased in advance. Call 986-2720 or visit Mima's, Peck's Wine & Spirits, Greetings & Salutations, or Inkwell. community gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Bellvale United Methodist Church on Bellvale Lakes Road. Hot dogs, soda, ice cream, games for children. Free. Call 986-1603. KNITTING WORKSHOP from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Museum Village, Monroe. Intarsia knitting, taught by Kathleen Braun. Fee, $45. Call 782-8248 or visit www.museumvillage.org. anti-war march in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, travel by chartered bus. Tickets, $45. Call 255-5779 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. WASHINGTON, d.c., trip with Pine Island Seniors from Sept. 23 through Sept. 25. Cost of $249 includes tips. Call 986-1286. lancaster, pa., trip with AARP #377 Oct. 12 through 14, to see two shows. Cost of $300 includes bus driver tip, meals, and taxes. Singles, $45 extra. Call 258-3528. Ongoing women's open soccer league plays every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. across from Warwick Town Park. Age 22 and older, all levels of experience. For more information, write to email@example.com. CHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY local history museum at the 1915 Erie Rail Road Station, 19 Winkler Place in downtown Chester, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through October. Call 469-2591 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. women's journaling group meets in Warwick every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call 986-4519. HEBREW SCHOOL REGISTRATION for fall 2005 at Congregation B'nai Torah, Jewish Community Center of Greenwood Lake. Classes for age 5-13 meet Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Rabbi and me" class for age 3-4 and parents meets one Sunday a month. Call 973-728-0883 BALLROOM DANCING every Wednesday evening; Latin from 7:30 to 8:30, beginner ballroom from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Kids Club House, 17 Main St., Warwick. Call 914-489-7402. LATIN CULTURE music, events, and guests on the radio every Saturday at 5 p.m. with "Latin Jubilee" show on WTBQ, 1110 AM, or wtbq.com. WARWICK NEWCOMER'S CLUB meets monthly. Open to all new residents of the Warwick area. Call 544-1229. SONG OF THE VALLEY CHORUS women's a capella group, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, meets every Tuesday evening at 7:15 p.m. at the BOCES Special Education building, Goshen. Call 355-3412 or write to email@example.com. EATING DISORDERS support group for families or friends of those with eating disorders, sponsored by Mental Health Assoc. O.C. and O.C.E.D. Coalition. Regular meetings the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 25 Orchard St., Middletown. Call 294-7411 ext. 248. HATHA YOGA and relaxation classes, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, beginning through advanced, at Helios Arts and Environmental Institute, 106 Newport Bridge Rd., Suite 2, Warwick, call 986-5470 or visit www.heliosinstitute.org. CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION and preparation, weekly lessons in hypnobirthing and preparing for birth. Call 986-7362. TEEN COFFEEHOUSE for poets, writers, and performers in grades 6 to 12, at the Chester Public Library. Kids perform their original work. Snacks, coffee, tea, and cocoa provided. Call 469-4252. TAI CHI a slow-moving sequence of exercises benefitting balance, flexibility, and circulation, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at 24 Lake St., Monroe. Free sample class. Also Warwick, Goshen, and Middletown. Call 782-3849. TOASTMASTERS Orange County Toastmasters meets 8-9 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 40 Matthews St., Goshen. MOMS Club of Goshen support and activities including playgroups, mom's night out, park days, field trips, craft activities, and community service projects for stay-at-home moms and their children in the Goshen, Florida, Minisink, Warwick or Washingtonville school districts. Call 355-2430, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. FAMILIES WITH BIPOLAR CHILDREN support group meets 10 a.m.-noon, the first Saturday of the month, at the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc., 20 Walker St., 2nd floor, Goshen. Call 294-7411, ext. 246. MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES "mom's night out" with the Orange County Parents of Multiples Club, 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Call 496-5996. Orange Runners Club meetings and guest speakers, 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Hacienda Restaurant, Route 17M, Goshen. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome. Call 782-0846. warwick Valley Quilters GUild meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month in the lower meeting room at Warwick Town Hall, Kings Highway. The guild is open to visitors. Call 291-7217 or 728-9043. Alcoholics Anonymous speaker meetings 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sundays at Mount Alverno Center Garden Room, Saint Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick. Call 534-8525. OFFICE FOR THE AGING needs volunteer drivers to deliver midday meals to the frail, homebound elderly in Monroe Monday through Friday. Call 291-2175. WARWICK VALLEY GARDENERS club meets the third Tuesday of every month, new members always welcome. Call Lori Testa, 986-0314. SONS OF UNION VETERANS The Col. S Van Horne Ellis Camp No. 124, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, meets 7:30 p.m. the last Monday of each month at the 1841 Courthouse, 101 Main St., Goshen, open to males 14 and older who with documented proof of an ancestor who served in and was honorably discharged from the Union forces during the Civil War. Associate membership available. Call Comdr. Paul Ellis-Graham, 928-8945 or e-mail email@example.com.