KATONAH – Forest Exploration @ Muscoot Farm


Explore our Nature Preserve’s Enchanting Forest!


September 28, 2019


1 – 3 pm


Learn all about the forest habitat while getting up-close and personal looking for critters that inhabit the ground.



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KERHONKSON – Autumn Leaf Identification Hike around Beacon Hill @ Minnewaska State Park Preserve


Saturday, September 28, 2019


9:30 am – 12 pm


For families with children ages 7 & up*

*This family program is recommended for all ages, but may be of special interest to children over the age of seven years old. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.


$10 Parking Fee


Come learn to identify the trees and leaves of Minnewaska State Park Preserve with Elizabeth Axley, Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps member. Elizabeth will lead you around the beautiful forests and vistas of the Beacon Hill trail loop. On this approximately two mile hike, Elizabeth will explain the best methods for identifying trees, using their autumn leaves. Discover whether any of Minnewaska’s leaves have begun to turn color, and identify any tree species that display this remarkable ecological phenomenon. Then, learn how to distinguish seemingly identical leaf pairs and master the identification of locally common trees. Finally, explore the phenology of leaf-turn and leaf-fall, and learn about the incredibly precise timing of these events and why they occur.



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Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752

Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

STONE RIDGE – Gymnastics After-School Program @ High Meadow School

Gain Flexibility, Strength & Motor Skills



9 Thursdays, September 26 – December 12, 2019


3:15 – 4:15 pm


No class on October 31 or November 28

December 19 reserved for a makeup class


For PreK – 1st Grade





Our one-hour recreational class providing an introduction to gymnastics, where we start each student with the core elements of gymnastics, followed by total body conditioning and more difficult tricks. We want children to enjoy learning in a safe and non-competitive environment. Your child will begin each class with a group warm-up employing their large muscle groups to increase flexibility and overall strength, in addition to raising their heart rate. Our informative coaches will teach them progression drills & skills to stretch, strengthen and develop at a level comfortable to each individual. Activities include tumbling, low bar, floor beam, and motor skills.



Instructors: Nancy Shaver-Conklin and Caroline Langer


Nancy has been coaching since 1986 at UCCC College for Kids, The Arts Community in New Paltz, the Town of Rochester, the Town of Marbletown and was Gymnastics Head Coach at Rondout Valley School District. She will be assisted by Caroline Langer who has been an assistant Gymnastics coach for seven years and an assistant Ninja coach for two years with the Marbletown Youth Commission.



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STONE RIDGE – Hip Hop Jr. @ High Meadow School

Hip Hop at High Meadow School


11 Wednesdays: September 25 – December 18 , 2019


3:15 – 4:15 pm

No class on October 9 and November 27


For Grades 1 – 4






Students will have ten weeks of fun, exciting, and energetic classes that focus on celebrating movement as well as developing coordination, body awareness, building self-esteem and promoting confidence. Hip Hop dance teaches respect towards your peers, yourself, and your body. In a supportive and positive environment, students will learn the fundamental Hip Hop moves including basic body isolations, precision, and some choreography. With Lisa, young students condition their minds and bodies while having a blast!



Instructor: Lisa Brown


Lisa Brown has been dancing since the early age of 5. At that point, Lisa recognized her love for dance and realized early on that it was what she was destined to do. Lisa joined her father, Drew “Bryant” Andrews, starting “Unique Fitness”, in 2002 in Kingston, NY. Lisa taught dancers ranging from elementary age to High School. In 2003, Lisa and her father created a dance troupe called Energy Dance Company where Lisa was a primary dancer and key instructor. In 2006 Unique Fitness merged with the Center for Creative Education, a non-profit community organization based in Kingston, NY. She maintained her position as a dance instructor and Troupe Leader along with coordinating numerous children’s programs and performance events. Lisa’s dance training stems from Broadway Dance Studio of New York, NY to Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy of Culver City, California. For nearly 20 years Lisa has impressed others with her dynamic dance skills combined with her passionate work with children of all ages. She is an avid believer in good mental and physical health and is determined to continue serving as a positive role model for youth.



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STONE RIDGE – Archery After School Program (Gr. 3-4) @ High Meadow School

Gain Confidence & Focus with Archery


9 Tuesdays: September 24 – December 3, 2019


3:15 – 4:15 pm

Note: No class on October 1 and November 19. December 10 reserved for a makeup class


For Grades 3 -4



All materials are provided including bows, arrows, targets, and arm guards.



Archery is an activity that doesn’t discriminate based on athletic skill, gender, size, or academic ability. It’s a different kind of team sport. Archery teaches focus, self-control, discipline, and patience, important life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life. This program is run under National Archery in Schools Program (NASP®) which has made the sport of archery fun, safe and engaging for 11 million students in over 13,000 schools in 47 states since the organization was first founded in 2002.



Instructor Bill Brantmeyer

Bill is the Health and Safety Manager and the PE Teacher at High Meadow. He is also the Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton Coach at the school. Bill is a certified NASP instructor!



Please Note: The class is limited to 10 students.


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