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Warwick Valley CSD Community eBulletin

This district is saving paper, and instead of distributing flyers, information is posted on our Community eBulletin and sent via a weekly email blast. To submit your local non-profit organization’s event, send the information in paragraph form in the body of an email to communications@wvcsd.org. Typically, events will be published no earlier than one month in advance.

Events, Activities and Programs

Winslow offers ‘barn experience’ for ages seven to 12 during school breaks

Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center offers a “barn experience” for students ages seven to 12 during school breaks. Riders will learn about horse care, horsemanship skills, grooming and tacking, feeding, and cleaning stalls in addition to their horseback riding lesson.  Visit www.winslow.org   for dates and fees.  

WVMS PTA Holiday Crafts Fair on Dec. 7

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and join us at the annual Warwick Valley Middle School PTA Crafts Fair on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the school’s gym and cafeteria. Admission is free!

‘A Christmas Carol’ on Dec. 7-8

The Greenwood Lake Theater Company & the Warwick Historical Society are partnering to present the Charles Dickens holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” on Sat., Dec. 7 & on Sun, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Old School Baptist Meeting House, located on High St. in Warwick. Tickets: $25 per person, $20 per person age 18 & under. First come first served, no reserved seating. Call 845-986-3236 to purchase tickets.

The Nutcracker comes to Sugarloaf Dec. 7-8

Performing Arts Center.  The Warwick Dance Collective and non-for profit dance company in collaboration with dancers from The Warwick Performing Arts Center will help you kick off the holiday season.  Tickets are available on www.eventbrite.com.  

Shop Historic! through Dec. 8

Shop for history books, ornaments, t-shirts, cloth dolls, and more, at the A.W. Buckbee Center, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the weekends of Nov. 30- Dec. 1, and Dec. 7-8, from 2 to 4 p.m. The center is located at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick. This event is sponsored by the Warwick Historic Society.

Backpack Snack Attack 8th Annual Fundraising Holiday Dinner, Dec. 9

Grappa Ristorante will host the 8th Annual Fundraising Holiday Dinner to benefit the Backpack Snack Attack, a supplemental food program for school children, on Monday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. The cost is $45 per guest and includes a 3-course meal. To reserve, call the at 845-987-7373 or Len Singer at 845-248-6526. Payment must be made in advance. Backpack Snack Attack is also conducting a month-long holiday raffle and the prizes will be drawn at the Dec. 9 dinner. Winners need not be present. Last year’s dinner and raffle raised over $11,000.

Children’s Holiday Shopping Party Saturday, Dec. 14 

The Warwick Valley Rotary is looking for sponsors to support local children in need for this holiday season. A $65 donation will help a child in need receive a holiday experience they will never forget. On Saturday, Dec. 14, each sponsored child will receive a gift bag from Santa which will include a full outfit of clothing. Also, each child will be able to “holiday shop” and choose gifts from their own family! The child will have the opportunity to wrap the gifts to give their family members, and there will be many other fun activities and games for the children to enjoy. Each sponsored child will also receive a professional portrait with Santa Claus! If you are interested in donating you can donate online at WarwickValleyRotary.org or by mailing a check to Warwick Valley Rotary PO Box 121, Warwick, NY 10990. If you have questions or would like more information please contact Travis Podolec at 845-772-1936, or TJPodolec@gmail.com

Warwick Historic Society Wassail Party, Dec. 15 

Sunday, Dec. 15, at the A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $30 per member, $40 for non-members and at the door. The Warwick Valley High School Meistersingers will perform at 6 p.m. Call 845-986-3236 for reservations.

Warwick Community Kitchen hostes free Christmas Dinner, Dec. 20

Warwick Community Kitchen invites you to join us for Christmas dinner in the former Pine Island Elementary School on Dec. 20 from 5-7 p.m. There, they will offer a traditional dinner consisting of ham, mashed
potatoes, glazed carrots, corn, salad, bread and dessert in continuous seatings. Santa will visit and every child will receive a gift.  For more information about the Warwick Community Kitchen, please visit http://warwickcommunitykitchen.weebly.com.


Youth leagues and sports

Warwick Girls Lacrosse is back for another season

Spring 2020 Registration for Warwick Girls Lacrosse for grades K-6 is now open. The cost is $25 for students in grades K-2 and $175 for students in grades 3-6. A $30 US Lacrosse Membership is also required. There is a sibling discount (50 percent) for students in grades 3-6. For more information, contact Kelly Cronin at kellycronin24@gmail.com or 914-494-8956


Ongoing events, activities and programs 

Ecumenical Food Pantry accepting donations

Please help the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry make the holidays a little nicer for local families. The food pantry is asking for bags of shelf stable groceries of one or all of the following items to help provide the basics for a holiday meal.  The pantry will also gratefully receive ShopRite or Price Chopper gift cards, or monetary donations mailed to Warwick United Methodist Church, 135 Forester Avenue, Warwick.

  • hot cocoa mix
  • coffee
  • canned corn
  • canned green beans
  • canned yams
  • canned cranberry sauce
  • canned soup
  • canned fruit
  • boxed pasta
  • boxed stuffing
  • boxed instant potatoes
  • jarred pasta sauce
  • jarred gravy
  • boxed rice
  • pudding cups
  • fruit cups