Just wanted to share this event with all you Hudson Valley wine and book lovers. It sounds like a great event.
What: A Holiday Book Signing with 15 Local Authors, at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery….And Local Gourmet Food Purveyors (Free and Open to All)
Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2011. 1-4PM
This extraordinarily rare gathering—an event to delight booklovers and wine lovers alike—offers an opportunity to find a special gift for everyone on your shopping list while enjoying the afternoon. Tasty treats from La Puerta Azul, The Pampered Cow and The Red Barn Bakery will accompany the fine wines of Millbrook Vineyards.
An autographed book is a lasting treasure and the Hudson Valley Authors who will be signing their books are:
WILLIAM ALEXANDER (52 Loaves, The $64 Tomato)
ROBERT SABUDA (Pop-up books—The 12 Days of Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
BROTHER VICTOR ANTOINE (From a Monastery Kitchen: The Classic Natural Foods Cookbook, Twelve Months of Monastery Soups, This Good Food)
DA CHEN (Sounds of the River, Brothers, Sword)
HUDSON TALBOTT (River of Dreams, United Tweets of America)
SHARI ABER (Kayaking the Hudson)
LIZA DONNELLY (When Do They Serve the Wine? Sex & Sensibility, Funny Ladies)
HARDIE TRUESDALE (Hudson River Towns, Hudson River Journey)
SCOTT IAN BARRY (Castles of New York, Wolf Empire)
NINA SHENGOLD & JENNIFER MAY (River of Words: Hudson Valley Writers)
MOLLY AHEARN (The Dutchess County Fair)
BRIGIT BINNS (The Cook & The Butcher: Juicy Recipes, Butcher's Wisdom & Tips)
JOANNE LESSNER (Pandora's Bottle)
JOANNE MICHAELS (Let's Take the Kids, Hudson Valley Explorer's Guide)
The Trevor Zoo in Middlebrook has been on my To-Visit list for awhile so yesterday the family and I had took a day trip to Middlebrook. According to the website, Middlebrook School is the only high school that oversees a zoo. At the Trevor Zo, you'll see over 180 exotic and indigenous animals, including 7 animals on the endangered species list like the red panda, and the red wolf.
I liked it because it is small enough to just walk around at your leisure, and you won't get exhausted with kids. It is a beautiful zoo with plenty of shade and lush trees and bushes. (It's set on 6 acres of land). It's a perfect place to take kids on a damp, over-cast, rainy day as the lush trees protect you from the elements. It is very tranquil, quiet, and didn't seem too busy when I visited We walked around visiting the porcupine, red panda, lama, deer, and the emu. I didn't see the wallaby. Is he still there? Maybe he was busy.
Afterwards we drove to Millbrook village and had a nice lunch at the Millbrook Deli. The village of Millbrook also has a very beautiful park with a nice playground. If I had more time, I'd check out Slammin Salmon or Charlotte's in Milbrook. I'd also like to go for a tasting at the Milbrook Winery one day soon. My To-Visit List gets longer every week. Hopefully, next time. For more information on the Trevor Zoo visit their website.