Two weeks before they head cross-country to the City of Angels, the Maccabeats a capella group will make a scheduled appearance in Newburgh. They will perform at 2 p.m. at Kol Yisrael at 290 North St. offering a selection of Israeli and American-origin songs, often laced with humor.

Using nothing more than the power of their concordant voices, the group was formed in 2007 at Yeshiva University. Since, they’ve toured the world, performed at the White House and enjoyed over 20 million digital plays.

Advance tickets are $25, and day-of-the-concert ones are $35. They are available by calling 562-5604 to make a payment over the phone. Tickets will also be at the door.

This and that

The Jewish Federation of Ulster County will present a free program on “Immigrant Stories From Kingston,” told by descendants of various nationalities and cultures. It will be from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday at the Persen House, 74 John St. in Kingston. The public is invited.

The Orange County Country Roads Bycycle Ride with the Camels will be Sunday in the Warwick Town Park. The charity ride will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Catholic Charities and Sanctuary for Animals. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 p.m. Departure is expected at 8 a.m. for the 65-mile ride, 8:30 a.m. for the 45-mile route, 10 a.m. for the 25-mile route and 10:30 a.m. to the 10-mile ride. Day-of-event registration is $55 for adults and $15 per child under 12. Don’t expect a live voice today for additional information, just show up.

The Walden Historical Society will have its annual Craft and Yard Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Jacob T. Walden House, 34 N. Montgomery St.

A tented Wine Making and Tasting will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the 1768 Brick House on Route 17K in Montgomery. Tickets at the door are $35. It is hosted by the Friends of Hill-Hold and Brick House Museums.

Coming up

Few things delight children as much as seeing and touching a truck or big machine, and even sitting in the driver’s seat. The Town of Chester police are presenting their third annual Touch a Truck event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Highway Department garage, 77 Laroe Road. They also will have police cars, fire trucks and dump trucks. A siren-free hour will be from 9-10 a.m. The event is free and there will be free food. In conjunction, a free child safety seat and installation will be offered as well, at the Chester Ambulance Building. Studies show that as many as 90 percent of all child safety seats are incorrectly installed.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 391 Mount Hope Road will have its giant flea market and craft sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine. There also will be a white elephant table and a bake sale. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Spaces at $20 are still available by calling 343-3788. The congregation is busy getting ready for its annual Holiday Fair in November. It’s one of the region’s best.

The annual POW-MIA Remembrance Service hosted by the Orange County Veterans Coalition, along with a free barbecue-type picnic, will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Goshen Park on Craigville Road across from the Veterans Cemetery in the Town of Goshen. For information, call 291-2470. The annual Lenny Rifkin Community Service Award will be given to a veteran during the program.

Barbara Bedell’s column appears daily. Reach her at 346-3125 or by email: bbedell@th-record.com.