Before we know it, April happenings will be coming at us fast and furious in a true Woodstock way – celebrating music, art AND theater – aaand Spring’s warmth! On April 5 expect to wake up early and go to bed late if you want to take in all that’s going on. The day features an in-person talk at Upstate Films by Greg Mitchell, co-producer of ‘Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony.’ The film has met with rave reviews and tells stories about how this symphony has transformed lives, from revolutionaries at Tiananmen Square to Chilean prisoners. The day also offers amazing panels and presentations as part of the fifth Woodstock Writers Festival which is as much for readers as it is for writers. The annual event is informative, entertaining and enlightening for anyone who loves words. Finally a perfect Woodstock evening is also on the schedule at the Playhouse, when John Sebastian performs in a benefit concert for the Woodstock fire department. What an amazing town filled with talented and giving people. Come on up for this action-packed weekend – it’s just the start of amazing things planned for our warmer months here in the Hudson Valley.