OUTSIDE THE GATES

Hummingbirds event
With their colorful feathers and flying abilities that are an engineering marvel, hummingbirds are a welcome guest in gardens across New York. Join environmental educators at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for a program all about hummingbirds.
Learn about these flying jewels with an engaging presentation and take a guided walk to identify plants that attract them and maybe catch a glimpse of a hummingbird feeding.
This is program recommended for adults and families with children ages 5 and up. There is an admission fee.
In addition, enjoy a free same day admission to the Wildlife Education Center after paid attendance to this program.
For more details, visit hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506, ext. 211.

Lighthouse Christian Assembly Fellowship
Lighthouse Christian Assembly cordially invites the West Point community to join its family of fellowship and worship at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings at 134 Old State Road, Highland Falls.
The church has been serving the Fort Montgomery/Highland Falls and West Point communities for more than 30 years.
It provides a family atmosphere for cadets, Soldiers, family members and the community. Every effort is made to support our beloved brothers and sisters in Christ with physical as well as spiritual needs.
Additionally, the church is affiliated with the Walter Hoving Home, founded by John and Elsie Benton, in 1967. This Christ-centered home provides a safe space for women in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.
If you are in need of transportation, contact Robby at 845- 661-0339 by 8 a.m. the Sunday morning you will be attending.
The van picks up at Grant Circle. We look forward to welcoming you into our family.

Grace Baptist Church of Highland Falls services
The West Point family is invited to attend any and all services at the Grace Baptist Church, located at 54 Old State Road, in Highland Falls. The church is close to Thayer Gate.
The church holds services on Sunday morning (Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service at 11 a.m.), Sunday evening (6 p.m.), and Wednesday evening (7 p.m.), as well as seasonal Bible studies for men, women and college-aged young people. Transportation is provided as needed.
The church will also hold a Vacation Bible School for teenagers from 6:15-8:45 p.m. Monday-July 20.
For details or to register for the VBS, visit the church website at www.gracebaptistny.org.

Bethel Woods participating in Blue Star Museums
The Museum at Bethel Woods will take part in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.
The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move. A list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a common access card, a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.
The museum summer hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Sept. 3. Also, the Museum at Bethel Woods will offer $5 admission two hours prior to show time for all evening concerts.
Call ahead to verify museum hours after Sept. 3 and on concert days. Access to the grounds is closed on Pavilion concert days. The monument continues to be open to visitors seven days a week, all year long via West Shore Road.

West Point-Town of Highlands Farmers Market
The West Point-Town of Highlands Farmers Market is enjoying its 19th year of offering the best that the Hudson Valley has to offer.
Every Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 28, visit the farmers market and enjoy a variety of offerings from fresh produce to pickles, meat and eggs to artisan cheese and honey to fine baked goods, and other specialty items.
Craft your one-stop farm to table experience. You’ll find everything you need for your Sunday dinner, weekly meals, sweet satisfaction and more.
Enjoy and participate in its weekly special events, which include: arts and crafts exhibits, community and military appreciation day, Things to Do Day, Pumpkin Fest and kids activities.
Follow them on Facebook for weekly happenings at West Point Town of Highlands Farmers Market and Instagram @WPTOHfarmersmarket.