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CALL FOR ENTRIES It’s time for the annual members’ show at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Blue Mountain Lake). So if you’re a member, you have until April 25 to submit up to two entries for possible selection. The show will run from May 8 to June 12. For submission guidelines, visit, e-mail, or call 352-7715 ext.23.

THIS JUST IN Upcoming movies in the GE Theatre at Proctors: the Oscar-nominated An Education (March 28-29); The Messenger, featuring Woody Harrelson’s Oscar-nominated performance (April 5-6); Terry Gilliam’s Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (April 11-12); the vicious, hilarious Brit political satire In the Loop (April 15); Oscar-nominated Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer in The Last Station (April 18-20); and the gripping drama The White Ribbon (April 26-28). For more info, visit

A LOVELY HUDSON VALLEY AFTERNOON, WE’RE SURE “Start the spring off right by attending the annual Daffodil Tea at the Wilderstein Historic Site (pictured) on Saturday, April 17 at 1 PM.” So begins the latest missive we received from the Wilderstein Historic Site (330 Morton Road, Rhinebeck). Well, who is this writer to disagree? This is a High Tea—and if you don’t know what a “high tea” is, well, one didn’t go to finishing school, did one? (The tea will feature excellent teas, finger sandwiches, cakes, cookies and sweets.) This actually sounds pretty cool. Wilderstein was owned and occupied by one of Franklin Roosevelt’s cousins, Daisy Suckley, and it is reported that “many Rhinebeck residents have fond memories of being invited to tea by Miss Suckley.” After the tea, there will be time to stroll the grounds and enjoy the daffodils—weather permitting. The per-person cost is $25. Early reservations are suggested, because seating is limited. For more info or to reserve your place come tea-time, call (845) 876-4818.

—Shawn Stone

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