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Estate of Mind Auction Gallery: Americana, fine art and photography, rare signed art reference books, and other items up for auction, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 12. Contents from estates in Bloomingburg, Garrison and Monroe. Items include an 18th century Imperial Ming/Qing Dynasty valuables chest; English Renaissance carved oak tall case clock, Art Deco 14K gold and diamond sapphire ring; signed paintings, canvas art graffiti and more. Previews 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 11 and 8-10 a.m. Jan. 12. Refreshments for sale. Auctioneers will also accept donations for Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley. 970 Route 17M, Middletown,, 386-4403.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County: Cooking class - Eating Healthy in Winter, 232 Plaza Road in Kingston, 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 12. $35 a person per class, discounts for multiple classes. Upcoming classes: Asian Noodles, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-noon; · Assorted Chocolate Truffles, Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m.; Risotto, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-noon; Cajun and Creole, March 2, 10 a.m.-noon; Knife Skills, March 23, 10 a.m.-noon; South Indian Home Cooking, April 10, 6-9 p.m.; “Ramp” Up Your Spring, April 24, 6-8 p.m.

Registration, 340-3990, ext. 326.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary: Spend time with rescued horses and enjoy lunch, 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 12. Tours for people ages 13 and up. $36-$40.

Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan: “A Universe of Stories,” 198 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, 6 p.m. Jan. 18. Learn fun facts about Venus and create Venus inspired art. For families with children ages 7-17. Register,

Outdoor Discovery Center: “Feast For Feathered Friends”, Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road in Cornwall, 10 a.m. Jan. 19. Learn to make a natural bird feeder to bring home. Recommended for adults and families with children ages 5 and up. Admission: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum members: $5/adults, $3/children. Others: $8/adults, $6/children. Receive free same-day admission to the Wildlife Education Center after paid admission to this program. 534-5506, ext. 204.

Plum Point: Orange County Audubon Society field trip, Kowanese Unique Area, 90 Plum Point Lane, New Windsor, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 19. Look for eagles, ducks and gulls. Dress warmly. 324-0838.

Hudson River Maritime Museum: Buoyancy and Boat-Building, Rondout Creek, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 20, for ages 5-12, in the Wooden Boat School. Children will learn about buoyancy, mass and density in a miniature boat building challenge. Children will conduct scientific experiments to determine an object’s ability to float and what shapes are conducive for buoyancy. There will be a contest to see whose ship can hold the most mass before sinking. Free for museum members (household-level or above). General admission $5 per child. Registration ends Jan. 17. Pre-registration required. Call Paul Daley, 338-0071, ext. 11 or

Roscoe NY Beer Co.: Winter Fest, Rockland Road, Roscoe, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 26, 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe. Sculpting, large bonfire, horse drawn carriage rides, music. After-party, 4-8 p.m. 607-290-5002.

The Rhinecliff: Traditional Robbie Burns Supper/Celebration, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinebeck, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Celebrating the life and art of Poet Robert Burns. The night will feature the recitation of Burns's poetry, a traditional dinner with haggis, storytelling, songs and whiskey toasts. Entertainment by Hudson Valley storyteller Jonathan Kruk, master piper Jeremy Freeman, a master swordsman and other guests. Reservations suggested: $49.95 per person or $40.95 bar seats. Call 876-0590.

Croton Point Park: Teatown Hudson River EagleFest, 1 Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9. Live bird-of-prey shows, educators with viewing scopes observing wild eagles, children’s activities, food trucks and more than 25 environmental organizations in heated tents. EagleFest is organized by Teatown, a nonprofit environmental education center and nature preserve. Advance tickets, $22; children ages 6-11; $13 and free for children 5 and under. Tickets sold at the venue on the day of the event are $25; children ages 6-11, $15 and free for children 5 and under. Snow date: Feb. 10.