Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Dec. 26 - Jan. 2)

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If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newspaper as a community service and on a space-available basis. Almanac Weekly’s calendar is printed on Tuesdays, so we must receive all entries no later than the previous Friday at noon. If you’d like to speak with Donna directly, call (845) 334-8200 ext. 104.


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Movement/Voice Workshop for Woman. Meets five-Wednesdays, 10:15am-11:30am starting January 15th, Woodstock, $100. Release limiting mind/body/energy patterns and open to the flow of life without resistance. No experience necessary. Space limited., certified in the Realization Process. Call 684-5219 to inquire.

Envision, Imagine, Discover and Create 2014.”Your ability to imagine will help the next logical steps come to you faster. We’re not talking about the next logical action step. Use your imagination until your big dream feels so familiar that the manifestation is the next logical step.” –Abraham, Esther Hicks.Join this group of like-minded people for a day of imagining, envisioning, discovering and actually living into 2014.  We will ground, connect to our hearts, to Source and to one another, acknowledge and release what is holding us back and then do visioning exercises to imagine and create what we want in our lives.Sunday, January 5, 10am -5pm .Cost: $135 includes lunch (Space is limited to 12 participants.)To register: call Nancy at  687-2252 or email  Stone Ridge.

Woodstock A-I-R Program for Artist of Color Working in the Photographic Arts. Deadline: 2/28/14. Info: or The Center for Photography, 59 Tinker St, Woodstock.

Sign-Up Now! Tai-Chi & Chi Gung Class with Michael (over 30 yrs exp). Beginning January 6 Mondays 7:30-8:30pm. Build a total integrated mind/body fitness while cultivating life’s abundant healing energy. Cost $25month or $10per class. Info & to sign-up: 389-2431 or 77 Cornell St. #116, Kingston.

Register Now! Bringing Heaven and Earth Together Through the Heart.  John Campbell Retreat. A Retreat to Rejuvenate and Deepen Your Practice of Yoga and Meditation with John Campbell,Friday January 3rd - Saturday January 4th, $95/both days, $55/one day (add $10 for lunch). John Campbell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and the founding director of UVA’sContemplative Sciences Center.Pre-register: call  518- 828-1034 or  or  Sadhana Yoga, 403 Warren St, 3rd Fl, Hudson.

Are You Fummoxed by The Upcoming New York State Health Exchange Options? You are not alone. Red Hook Public Library will be offering sessions with Navigators to help citizens sign up for the various health plans from 10:30 - 6 pm on Mondays - December 30, January 6, January 13, February 3, February 10, March 3, March 24 and March 31. There will also be Saturday sessions, from 10:30 am -2:30 pm -Saturdays, January 25, February 22 and March 15. These are private sessions; please call 1-800-453-4666 to schedule an appointment.  This service is free and open to the public. Info:  758-3241 or  Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook.

Audition Notice: The Comedy of Errors. Auditions held on Jan 11 at 1pm. Also, Jan 12 at 7 pm. All Parts Are Open. Info: Center For Performing Arts At Rhinebeck,661 Rt. 308,  Rhinebeck.

Audition Notice: Miss Saigon. Auditions held on Jan 12 & 13 at 7 pm. Needed: Adult male & female actors who sing. Also need one boy (4-5 years). Info: Knights of Columbus, 2660 E. Main St, WappingersFalls.

Register Now! Free Hypnosis Weight Control Workshop led by Frayda Kafka,  Wednesdays, 7—8:30 pm1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4/2014. certified hypnotist.Sponsored by the Oncology Support Program of the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. To register: call Doris 339-2071 or email: or

Audition Notice: Boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Auditions are Jan. 4 at 1pm, Jan. 5 at 7pm. Needed: Adult male & female actors who sing. Directed by Lou Trapani. Info: or 876-3080. The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rt. 308, Rhinebeck.

Audition Notice: Miss Saigon. Auditions held on Jan 5 & 6 at 7 pm. Needed: Adult male & female actors who sing. Also need one boy (4-5 years). Info: Joseph’s Steakhouse, 728 Violet Ave, Hyde Park.

Invest in Yourself This New Year! Free Empowerment Workshop given by Certified Empowerment Life Coach Ann Davison, LCSW (1/15, 6-9pm). Info: 512-785-3907 or Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge.

Upcoming Events at Cornell Street Studios - Open House & Sale 12/28. Sale on Culinary themed Art, Handmade & Vintage wears 10-25% off select pieces. 9am-2pm. For more information, please see attachment;Children’s Winter Arts Program -Art - Fitness - And fun for the week of December 30th to January 3rd. 9am-3:30pm (excludes New Years Day) . $190, and $150 for the 2nd Child in the family. For more information, please see attachment.  If your child is going back to school on the 2nd, we are hosting a two full day workshop, Monday & Tuesday for $80 per child. Dates of December 30th and 31st; and Renew You 2014- Health and Expo event hosted by The Junior League of Kingston, January 11th 9am-12:30pm. Get fit, ease stress and beautify to benefit Kingston Kinderland II (new playground off of Lucas Avenue) $20.  Take a variety of fitness classes, and sample products and services from the experts in fitness and dance, natural beauty, chiropractic and massage, nutrition. Info: . Cornell St. Studio, 168 Cornell St, Kingston, 331-0191.

Rosendale Theatre Dance Film Sundays: Flash Mob Sunday! Residents of Ulster &Dutchess counties (this includes students) are encouraged to submit either their favorite flash mobs from the Internet or video recordings offlash mobs that they have organized & produced Deadline 1/13. Info: Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale.

Lose Weight Naturally in 6 Weeks. Serious weight loss and stress management program based on traditional Chinese medicine principles. Free Intro Talk: 1/7 @ 7pm. 2 program dates: 1/14 @ 7pm & 1/17 @7pm.  Info: or 901-9910. 12 North Chestnut St, New Paltz.

Food Pantry Needs Help!  Shelf stocking and donation drop-offs for Good Neighbor Food Pantry Mondays, December 30 -  9 am- 12 noon.  Pantry is open Tuesdays, December  30, 2 - 6pm and December  31, 9am - 12pm.   Basement, Dutch Reformed Church, Old Forge Rd, Woodstock. Info: 417-5555 or 417-5555.

Hot Lunches Served! Ulster County Senior Nutrition / Dining Program. Sponsored by UlsterCounty’s Office for The Aging. Hot meals offered,Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:30am-noon. Please call the site between 10 a.m. and noon the day before you plan to attend in order to be sure there are enough meals for everyone. Eligibility:You must be an UlsterCounty resident aged 60 or over.There is no set cost, but a suggested daily donation of $3.00 is requested. KingstonMid-townNeighborhoodCenter,467 Broadway,Kingston,  336-7112.

Donations Needed!  The Alternative Gift Fair. A benefit for Family’s Domestic Violence Shelter. All proceeds from sale will be for the shelter. Deadline for donations is 11/29. New Paltz, 256-9233.

Need Free Help Registering for Health Care? A Health Exchange Navigator will be visiting Phoenicia Library starting in January to help people sign up.If you would like an appointment to register with a Navigator at the library. Call Lynda Davis 518-221-9889 for an appt. You should bring all your tax information.Appts start January 6, 12 -6pm. Appts necessary.




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