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Pop-up Crystal Trunk Show at Mirabai in Woodstock

Pop-up Crystal Trunk Show at Mirabai in Woodstock

Saturday, Aug. 24: Browse through hundreds of superior-quality pieces of amethyst, citrine, quartz, pyrite, agate, ammonite, petrified wood and other fine stones as Aurora Minerals of Freeport brings in its Pop-up Crystal Trunk Show to Mirabai in Woodstock. Aurora is a leading purveyor of crystal, stone and fossil specimens whose client list includes the Harvard University Museum, the Smithsonian and the Museum of Natural History.

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival takes flight this weekend at Dutchess Fairgrounds

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival takes flight this weekend at Dutchess Fairgrounds

Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14: Want to take a flight in a hot-air balloon, or go aloft on a tethered ride? No problem. A helicopter ride more your speed? Yeah, you can do that, too. Or do you just want to take in the spectacle of more than 100 hot-air balloons launching throughout the weekend? Or view the Illumination Moon Glow on Friday and Saturday evenings: a stationary display of hot-air balloons with their burners fired up, glowing against the night sky? A greater number than ever of the eyecatching “shape balloons” are expected this year – which have included lighthouses, cartoon animals and even a tuxedo balloon – and the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome will get into the act, too, with an antique airplane display and flyovers (wind and weather permitting, as is true of all flight activities over the weekend).

Kingston After Dark: Every walk of life

Kingston After Dark: Every walk of life

The big news is that Valley People Productions have convinced Iron Chic to visit Kingston. The show was originally booked at The Beverly but cops have been called for noise recently so they so had to move it to BSP. The show is on Nov. 10 and costs just $10 with a 7:30 p.m. start time and absolutely killer support bands Timeshares and Nightmares For a Week also.