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7th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Marking His 74th Birthday

An All-Star Evening of Music to Benefit Family's Crisis Hotline and John Herald Fund

Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Bearsville Theater
291 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY

On Sunday, May 24th some of the finest musicians in the Hudson Valley will join together for the 7th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration, interpreting the songs of Bob Dylan. The concert is a benefit for Family of Woodstock's Crisis Hotline and the John Herald Fund for musicians in need, and will take place at the Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY, doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm. Performers confirmed at press time include: Happy Traum, Cindy Cashdollar, Marc Black, Jerry Marotta, Zach Djanikian, Pal Shazar (w/Josh Colow), John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs), Sarah Fimm, The Stacks, Lindsey Webster, Eric Redd, Tim Moore, Kyle Esposito, Robert Burke Warren, Sin City, The Saturday Night Bluegrass Band, Nick Spinetti and the Paul Green Rock Academy and some special guests to be announced.

The Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration has sold out 6 years in a row. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by phone: 845-679-4406. Ticket prices are: $100/Golden Circle (includes 5 raffle tickets); Reserved: $65/$45; General/Standing: $25. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win prizes including a signed photograph of Bob Dylan by famed Woodstock photographer, Elliott Landy and a signed poster by Milton Glaser. The Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration is sponsored by Radio Woodstock 100.1

H. I. T. S. 2015
8 Sundays: 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/30, 9/6
Horse Shows in the Sun – Saugerties
Benefiting Family of Woodstock
454 Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties, NY


6 Sundays
MAY 24, MAY 31; JULY 19, JULY 26

Two shifts:


Enjoy the horses and the great outdoors!
PLEASE contact
Doris Weber or Margie Knox
(845) 331-7080

With you FAMILY can…


June 20, 2015, Kingston

This is truly a special community event and is only made possible thanks to people like you who contribute their time and energy to making sure we have a successful event. Please consider helping with the event planning this year- we need you!

The planning committee meets approximately once per month until late May, when our meetings are more frequent leading up to the event. I know that you are all very busy people, so meetings will not last longer than 1.5 hours and much of the planning is done via emails and phone calls. If you can't make it to the meetings, there are many other ways you can help out! Interested in helping with MADD?
Call Megan @ 845-331-1110

Sip & Paint for a Cause
Child Care Connections Fundraiser

Jun 19, 2015 7:00 pm
Port Ewen Fire District
129 Legion Court , Port Ewen NY 12466

Join us for an evening of painting & relaxation, to help us to raise money to support Child Care Connection, a program of Family of Woodstock. Child Care Connection is a child care resource and referral agency serving Ulster, Columbia and Greene Counties. We have an amazing local artist, that will give you a step-by-step lesson on how to recreate a piece of art that you can call your own. Absolutely no artistic experience is necessary!! The class is designed for everyone at every skill level. Classes are about 2 hours with a break in the middle. 1 complimentary Beer or Wine and light appetizers will provided by the fundraiser,

Artist: April Taylor
What will I be painting? Mohonk
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Saturday April 18th - Wednesday May 6th, 2015
Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY

Family of Woodstock's 34 hour volunteer training will be beginning in April. Come and learn how to use your skills for listening and compassion for the well being of yourselves and your community. It's a fun place to volunteer and we are currently in need of more help.

For more information call 845 338 - 2370, e-mail, or stop by 16 Rock City Road in Woodstock to fill out an application.

(All Trainings are MANDATORY)

Saturday 4/18, 9:am -12:00 p.m ........... Family Intro and Listening Skills
1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. ................................ Listening Skills and Relationship Building

Sunday 4/19, 9a.m.-12:00p.m. ............. Domestic Violence
1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. .............................. SafeTALK, Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Wednesday 4/22, 6p.m.-9p.m. .............. Imminent Risk Assessment, harm to self and/or others

Saturday 4/25, 9a.m-12p.m. ................. Site Visits
1p.m.-5:30p.m. ..................................... Mental Health First Aid
Sunday 4/26-hours to be determined ... Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday April 29, 6p.m.-9p.m. ........ History, Children’s Issues and Confidentiality

Wednesday May 6, 6p.m.-9p.m. .......... Ethics, Boundaries and Self Care


Family of Woodstock Volunteer Orientation
Monday, April 6th, 2015 3-4pm
Family of Woodstock, 39 John Street, Kingston, NY

Learn about the many ways you can be a part of Family. Whether helping out at one of our walk-in centers in Ellenville, New Paltz or Woodstock, answering the Hotline, working with our Events Team or helping to landscape or paint one of the shelters, volunteers show that people care. Family can always use help at our fundraising events. Have fun and help out at the same time! That simple human connection is a powerful healer. FAMILY welcomes volunteers all year round. You may know someone who volunteers with FAMILY already. Many of your neighbors staff our 24-hour Hotlines at FAMILY’S three Walk In Centers. Others garden, run food drives and provide professional services. They offer cooking and art classes and mentor our clients in their job searches. Volunteers give our services a very special quality. Volunteering at Family has tremendous benefits: It’s a great way to get to know people in your community. It’s a chance to learn new skills while making a difference. It’s a way to contribute where you live. Ready to get started? Join us on Monday, April 6th at our administrative office at 39 John Street in Kingston from 3-4pm and become a part of Family. Contact Kelly or Beth at 331-7080 or to register.

Washbourne House Holiday Gift Drive
The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. However for a family that has recently experienced domestic violence and is just starting over it can be difficult. We appreciate your support in assisting these families with gifts and necessary items so their holidays can be a true celebration of peace and joy.
We ask that all gifts be new and unwrapped.
Our program will need to pick up the gifts by the week of December 15th - please call us when you have the presents ready.
Here is a general list of items needed:
• Gift Cards - Target, Toy R Us, Game Stop, Barnes And Noble
( This way the clients we serve can shop for their own family )
• Twin size flannel Sheets
• Twin size comforters
• Electric throws
• Track Phones with minutes
• Pots and Pans sets
• Lego sets
• Action figures
• Baby dolls
• American girl dolls
• Barbie dolls & clothes
Thank you for your generosity and happy holidays!
Kathleen Welby- Moretti, Director of The Washbourne House
845 331-7080 ext.327

Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot
Brought to you by New Paltz Health & Nutrition Center and Kniffen Homes
Annually Thanksgiving morning @ 9:00 am
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