While we will see some colder temperatures this weekend, it's the perfect time to do a little exploring and not let cabin fever get the better of you and your family. Here's a few ideas and links to find even more events going on throughout the Hudson Valley.

 

Saturday, March 11; 11-4: 8th Annual Maple Fest to be held at the Randolph School, Route 9D, in Wappingers Falls. You are invited to see how maple syrup is made from the tapping of the trees, collecting, and boiling of the sap that makes maple syrup. Admission is $10 adults and $5 for child. There's also $25 admission per family. You can also enjoy story time, a pancake breakfast, crafts, and hikes. To find other events going on in Dutchess County this weekend,click here.

Three bottles of maple syrup made by a backyard hobbyist in Nova Scotia.
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Sunday, March 12; 2: Basic Seed Starting Class, presented at Time and the Valleys Museum in Grahamsville. Learn everything you need to know to start your gardens from seeds, everything will be ready for you to transplant them outside once the weather warms. Members are free, non-members $3. To find other events going on in Sullivan County this weekend, click here.

Farmer planting young seedlings of lettuce salad in the vegetable garden
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Saturday, March 11, 1-3: HikeSafe at Catskill Interpretive Center on Route 28 in Mt. Tremper. This program will give every hiker the ten important items you should have with you on any hike or venture into the outdoors. The Hiker's code will also be discussed. To find other events going on in Ulster County this weekend, click here.

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Saturday, March 11; all-day: Gather your family and friends and get creative with the Design your own Sun Catcher Contest at Gillinder Glass Factory in on Erie Street in PIrt Jervis. The winning design will be produced at the factory with the winner receiving the very first one produced. Submission forms and guidelines are available at the factory and submission deadline is April 18. For other events going on in Orange County this weekend,click here.

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