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APRIL


April 26, 7pm
Evolutionary biologist Alex Dehgan, founder and CEO of Conservation X Labs,
and former chief scientist at USAID, discusses his new book, The Snow Leopard Project.
In 2006 Dehgan traveled to Kabul to build the Wildlife Conservation Society's
Afghanistan Program – an effort aimed at protecting the country's ecosystems,
which had been decimated by decades of war. Learn how Dehgan campaigned
to stop endangered snow leopard poaching and establish Afghanistan's first
national park, Band-e Amir.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook
www.caryinstitute.org


April 27, 10am - 5pm
Innisfree Garden annual spring preview: the Daffodil Viewing !
The garden's "season" begins May 4, but original owner
Marion Beck's love of daffodils has inspired plantings
for the half-century since her death, and the public is invited
to share in welcoming this early-blooming spring stalwart. 
362 Tyrrel Rd, Millbrook
www.innisfreegarden.org


April 28, 12 - 1:30pm
Sommelier Sunday: ChardonnaysIn-depth classe led by Mayra Fana, sommelier
You will taste 5 wines from around the world
including one from Millbrook Vineyards & Winery)
www.millbrookwine.com


MAY


May 4, 8 - 10 am
Beginning and advanced birders, join the Cary Institute and the
Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club for a guided walk on the Cary grounds
to observe and identify local birds in different habitats.
The walk begins at the Recreation Field parking lot and
proceeds along the Lowlands Loop off Route 82 (4798 Rt. 82), 
2 miles west of Troop K State Police barracks.
www.caryinstitute.org


May 4, 10am - 5pm
Innisfree Garden opens for the season (through November 3)
Regular hours: 10am - 5pm Wednesdays through Sundays plus holidays
Adults, $10; seniors (65+) and children (4 - 12), $5.
Innisfree members and children under 3, free.
www.innisfreegarden.org
 
May 4, 10:30am
George Petty, author, poet, English professor emeritus,
and life-long naturalist begins his series of 
Wildflower Walks at Innisfree Garden. $15/person, $10/members.
Register by email, office@innisfreegarden.org
www.innisfreegarden.org

 
May 10, 8pm; May 12, 3pm
Mahler’s Symphony No. 3
Bard Conservatory Orchestra with Leon Botstein, music director
Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano
Bard College Chamber Singers
Bard Festival Chorale
Fisher Center, Sosnoff theater
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

May 18, 10am - 5pm
Millbrook's 11th Annual Literary Festival
on the grounds and indoors at Millbrook Library.
Adult and chilldren's book sales; authors and
illustrators chatting, signing, and participating
in panel discussions along with literary "change" agents
sharing expertise. This is always a prestigious
and fun springtime event for readers of all ages
and aspiring writers and designers. Wander through
the Village of Millbrook, have a casual lunch or stay for dinner.
This s what culture in the country is all about! The website
details scheduled talks and biographies of participants.
www.millbrookliteraryfestival.org
 
May 18, 8 - 10pm
Bard College Chamber Singers and Bard College Symphonic Chorus
with orchestra perform Faure's "Requiem"
James Bagwell, conductor
Bard College, Olin Hall,
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
www.bard.edu
 
May 26, 12 - 1:30
Sunday: Pinot Noirs
In-depth classe led by Mayra Fana, sommelier
You will taste 5 wines from around the world
including one Millbrook Vineyards & Winery)
www.millbrookwine.com


JUNE

June 10, 10am - 4pm  
Millbrook Garden Club's biannual tour
of private gardens in the Millbrook area.
Call Lorraine (MCH, 845 677 9570) for details.

June 16, 10am - 4pm
Beginning and advanced birders, join the Cary Institute and the
Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club for a guided walk on the Cary grounds
to observe and identify local birds in different habitats.
The walk begins at Cary East/Gifford parking lot (2917 Sharon Tpke,,
or Rte. 44) and proceeds along the nature trails. Wear comfortable
walking shoes and sunblock and/or hat, and bring drinking water and binoculars.
www.caryinstitute.org