Events for February 25 - March 3, 2019

▲ What critters are in your backyard?
I've always been curious about the animals in our backyard. As a kid, one of the first pictures I took with the camera my dad gave me was of deer in our backyard. In the mornings, I'd watch the birds at the feeder from our sliding glass door with our black lab Shadow loyally by my side, and we'd tiptoe around Fred, a bat that took up residence in the eave of our roof every summer. A few years ago, I bought a trail camera. Yes, the video feed is full of deer aplenty, squirrels bouncing around "secretly" burying their stash of hickory nuts, and birds scratching the ground for worms and seed, especially during the in-between seasons. But sometimes, the camera captures some unique moments and visitors through our backyard – coyotes, skunks, a deer standing on two legs to snack on a tree, a raccoon eating chips in the rain, and my favorite so far: a bobcat tenderly using the winter tracks left behind by another animal to disguise their own prints

Check the HVNY website and Youtube channel for our trail cam videos, and test your knowledge during Bill Robinson’s Wild Animal Show at the Red Hook Community Center on Wednesday (free, with tickets required, listing below) or during a Winter Wildlife Hike on Saturday, March 2 from noon to 1:30pm at the Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center, 1024 Route 66 in Ghent. (Free with registration requested by calling Pamela Price at 518-267-3313.)

MONDAY 2/25:
WEATHER ALERT: High Wind Advisory
A High Wind Advisory is in effect through 7pm on Monday. Winds reaching 20 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are possible. Follow HVNY on Twitter for cancellations and related up-to-date info.

First Aid for Pets
Tuesday, February 26 at 6pm at Wappingers Junior High School. Free with registration required. More info: Website

State of Dutchess County Address
Wednesday, February 27 at 5:30pm: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro will present the 2019 State of the County address at the Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park. RSVP at or call 845-486-2000

Wild Animal Show in Red Hook
Wednesday, February 27 from 6 to 7:15pm: Bill Robinson’s Wild Animal Show at the Red Hook Community Center. Presented by the Red Hook Public Library and the Tivoli Free Library. Free with tickets required – available at the Tivoli Free Library. More info: • 845-757-3241.

*RESCHEDULED* Discussion on protecting our pollinators
Wednesday, February 27 from 6:30 to 8pm *NEW DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6*: "Repairing the Web of Life: Responding to Rapid Pollinator Die-off Through Ecological Design" at the Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff. Connor Stedman will present ecological design interventions to rebuild pollinator and native insect habitats in Rhinecliff and Dutchess County as part of the Rhinecliff Sustainability Series. Free. More info: Facebook

Nostalgia Personified Tour w/ Nickelodeon’s Pete and Pete
Thursday, February 28 at 7pm • Newburgh Brewing Company • $15 includes one free drink; 21 years and older. Live show of the podcast, “The Adventures of Danny and Mike: The Podcast.” More info: Facebook

Women’s History Month Kingston
Friday, March 1 from 8 to 11pm. Beginning of series of events at Rough Draft Bar and Books, 82 John Street, Kingston. More info: Facebook

Kingston Winter Farmers Market
10 am to 2pm at the Old Dutch Church. Every other Saturday, December through April 1. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston. More info: Website 

Dutchess County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade + Fun Run
Saturday, March 2 beginning at noon in Wappingers Falls. A 1.4-mile fun run through the Village of Wappingers falls will take place before the parade with prizes for best costumes and fastest times. More info: 

St. Baldrick’s Day 
Sunday, March 3 from 11 am to 4 pm at Saugerties High School. Braving the shave during the annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research. More info: Website

Brews for Rescues Mardi Gras Party
March 3 from 1-4pm at the Newburgh Brewing Company. Live music, craft beer, wine, food; All cash tips will be donated back to Pirate Dogs, plus 50/50 raffles, a pet food drive and more. More info: Facebook