Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (April 24-May 1)

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Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events.  The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday on page 3; Saturday on page 4; etc.

How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar:

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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Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center2014 Youth Scholarship Apply by the deadline of April 30, 2014! For mid-Hudson Valley high school seniors, both those who identify as LGBTQ and those who identify as allies. Info: or 331-5300. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston.

Laughingstock starring Caroline Rhea. April 26th. Presented by the Woodstock Comedy Festival, with Phoebe Robinson, Audrey Rapoport, & Verna Gillis. Info: Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, $25.

Volunteers Needed. 25th Annual Old Fashioned Day. (6/1.) Re-enactment groups, old time vehicles or farm equipment or even a musical calliope! Anything will be considered for participation at this event Info: 744-2827. Walker Valley.

Volunteers Need: The Fifth Annual Kingston Clean Sweep. Volunteers will pick up litter lying along the “Kingston Corridor.” From 9am-12pm. Anyone who wishes to volunteer can call the Friends of Historic Kingston at  339-0720, or e-mail

Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Online Spring Bulb Sale ends 4/25. Fundraiser to raise money for the rehabilitation of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion. Info: or 229-6432. Hyde Park.

Submit Now: Fall for Art 2014. Deadline 4/30. Show will be 9/4. Benefits the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and community programs it supports. Info: or or 338-8131. Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston.

Wanted: Hands On! The Hudson ValleyNeeds 10 Community Volunteers! Can you attend 36 hours of free training to become a NYS Certified Long Term Care Resident Advocate? Will you contribute approximately 3-4 hours per week to educateresidents about their rights. Reserve your seat today. Hudson Valley, 229-4680x 105 or

Broadway @ The Woodstock Playhouse (5/3, 7:30pm). Mark Cortale presents Two Time Tony Award Winner Patti LuPone. Featuring Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky as Pianist & Host.Tickets: Begin at $150Gala details can be found at: or 679-6900. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

Senior Nutrition/Dining Program.Ulster County Office of the Aging. Operates Senior Dining Sites throughout the county, which offer nutritious, hot meals. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 11:30-12pm. Please call the site between 10 a.m. and noon the daybefore you plan to attend. Info: 336-7112. Kingston Mid-town Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston, $3 /suggested donation.

Clearwater 2014 Spring Sail Schedule Now Posted. Now Accepting Group Applications for Spring and Summer Sails. Info: Hudson Valley.

Call for Submissions: RHCAN Sculpture Expo 2014. Deadline: 5/1. For full details about Sculpture Expo, prospectus: Red Hook.

Register Now. ‘Handshake Across the Hudson’ (6/1) 3rd Annual World Record attempt. Seeking 3, 000 participants. A fundraising event. Register at: The Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, $10 /adult, $5 /6-12, free /5 & under.

Screening on May 3rd. Digital Dharma. Story of a cultural rescue and how one man’s mission became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people. Directed by Dafna Yachin. Info: 383-1774. The Tibetan Center, 875 Rte 28, Kingston.

Submit Now. Design a sustainable sculpture based on the theme: Today Is A Gift. Deadline fir submission 4/25. Info: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel.

The Morton Food Drive. Sundries and groceries: shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, coffee, fruit juices, cereal, oatmeal, hearty soups, canned pastas, canned fruit, cat food, laundry detergent, bleach. Ends 4/30.Info: 876-2903. Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

Sign Up Now! Bus Trip to “Garden in the Woods.” (5/28) Completed registration forms with payment must be postmarked no later than May 21. Info: 340-3990 ext. 335. or MAC Fitness, Parking Lot, Kingston.

Nectar, High Falls is Seriously Reducing Inventory (3/28-4/28) in both stores! 25-40% off all in-stock furniture, architectural details and some gifts. An architect’s, interior designer’s or yoga studio’s dream. Info: Nectar, High Falls.

Free Hypnosis Weight Control Workshop led by Frayda Kafka, certified hypnotist.Sponsored by the Health Alliance. Open to the community. 1st Wed of each month, 7-8pm, 5/1, 6/4, 8/6, 9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3. To register: call Doris 339-2071 oremail: or Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Ave, Kingston.

The Big Read Comes to the Hudson Valley. From March 15 to May 2. Featuring Housekeeping by Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author, Marilynne Robinson. For more information go to or send an e-mail to

Call For Artists! Fundraiser for the rebuilding of the Kinderland Playground in Forsyth Park. For details or 853-5118. Kingston.

Call for Art - 8th Annual Big Read Teen Art Contest. Deadline: Wed, May 28. Artwork to be submitted must be inspired by themes from this year’s book selection, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Mid-Hudson Valley high school students are invited to enter.Info: 485-3445 x 3309 or Adriance Library, Poughkeepsie.

Vendors Needed! Miller Craft Fair. (10/25). Looking for vendors: including, but not limited to, jewelry, pottery, wood, ceramics, fabric, knit/crochet, photography, specialty food, floral, soap, candles. Info: 943-3941. M.C. Miller Middle School, 65 Fording Place, Lake Katrine.



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