Acclaimed American Girl author Valerie Tripp will speak about her creative process and the joys of writing while guests enjoy tea, tea sandwiches, and pastries from Bridgecreek Catering. Tripp will also answer questions about her stories and sign guests’ books. A raffle will be held and one lucky winner will receive a Maryellen Larkin doll, complete with accessories and books about her life as an American Girl in the 1950s. Registration is required. Sponsored by New Paltz Karate Academy.