It's President's Day weekend, and for many, that means a long holiday weekend. Take advantage of the extra time to spend with family and friends and explore some of the fun events going on this weekend throughout the Hudson Valley.

 

Saturday, February 18; 8 am -9 pm: New York's Special Olympics Winter Games will be taking place at venues throughout the Hudson Valley. More than 1,000 coaches and athletes from across the state will compete this weekend.  To find other events going on in Dutchess County this weekend,click here.

 

Saturday, February 18; 4-6:  Maker Space at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. You can get creative, invent, and learn. See how their 3-D printer works, what Squigz are, and more.  To find other events going on in Sullivan County this weekend, click here.

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Saturday, February 18, 11-4: UCSPCA  Fill the Van and Adoption Drive. Come and support the animals at the PetSmart in Kingston. you can donate items to help the UCSPCA or take home a new member of your family, They will have adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits , and small animals. To find other events going on in Ulster County this weekend, click here.

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Saturday, February 18, 10-1: Drawing Orchids at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Middletown. Review drawing basics, coloring and shading, and more. A material list will be provided upon registration. For other events going on in Orange County this weekend,click here.

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