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Free Solo at Rosendale Theatre

Free Solo at Rosendale Theatre

Friday-Thursday, Dec. 14-20: Check out this award-winning documentary film about Alex Honnold’s astonishing solo climb of Yosemite’s 3,000-foot-high El Capitán Freerider wall. With no ropes or safety gear, Honnold (who has also climbed at the Mohonk Preserve) completed one of the greatest feats in rock climbing history in just under four hours.

Saving the world, one stitch at a time with “slow fashion” advocate Katrina Rodabaugh

Saving the world, one stitch at a time with “slow fashion” advocate Katrina Rodabaugh

Friday, December 7: Book signing/discussion at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck: I’d “left fashion out of my own quest for a sustainable lifestyle. I’d been thinking a lot about food and housing, but not so much about clothing.” Katrina Rodabaugh went on a “fashion fast,” pledging not to purchase any new clothing for a year, focusing instead on making simple garments, buying secondhand and mending what she already owned.