Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (May 22-29)

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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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Offerings at White Crane Hall: A Remote Viewing Training (one of the best methods for developing psychic perception skills) May 31, 12:30-4:30pm. $70. Also offered: Reiki I - 6/ 6, 6-9:30pm & 6/7, 12-3:30pm. $110 forboth.The two workshops for Reiki II -6/20, 6-9:30pm & 6/21, 12-3:30pm. $110 for both. Reiki is both a healing modality & a path to deeper awakening.Info:389-2431 White Crane Hall, (77 Cornell St. Kingston, Suite 116), Kingston.

Catskill Mountain Railroad Grand Opening, in both Kingston and Mount Tremper (5/24). Kingston City Limited train runs on the hour from 1-4 p.m. from Kingston Plaza. Fares are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 2 to 11 years. In Mount Tremper, trains run on the hour from 11 am to 2 pm. Fares are $14 for adults, $8 for children. The Kingston Westbrook Station is located at 149 Aaron Court in Kingston. The Mount Tremper Station is located at 5401 Rt 28 in Kingston. For more information, call  688-7400 or visit

Woodstock Takes Gotham!  Fundraiser for the 2nd Annual Woodstock Comedy Festival  (6/4, 8pm).  The event stars Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata, Wyatt Cenac, Jim Norton and Ted Alexandro, and is hosted by Eddie Brill, with more stars to be announced.  The event will also feature a live auction of tickets to iconic late night television shows and Rock of Ages on Broadway. General admission tickets are $25 with a two-beverage minimum. VIP Gold tickets are $125, which includes a VIP Party in the Vintage Lounge at 6:30 pm with open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres.  Package also includespreferred seating for the show, open bar during the show, and a choice from Gotham’s menu.  The VIP Party is sponsored by Bud Light. Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. (7th & 8th Ave), NYC.  Info & tickets: or 212-367-9000.

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 x. 335. or MAC Fitness, Parking Lot, Kingston.

Country Living Fair Coming to Rhinebeck (6/6-6/8)!Three days of cooking, crafting, DIY demonstrations, editor and design expert appearances, as well as locally-sourced, artisanal food, shopping - featuring more than 200 vendors offering antiques, gifts, home décor& jewelry. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rt 9, Rhinebeck, $13 /adv, $40 /3-day pass, $20 /door. Info: 866-500-FAIR & or

Free Open Meditation! Each evening, Mon-Fri, 6-6:30pm. No particular tradition or practice. Not a ‘class’. All are welcome. Just a time to join with others to meditate together. No fee. At ‘Interfaith Awakening’, 9 Rock City Rd., Woodstock.(the little yellow house down the driveway).

RHCAN SCULPTURE Expo 2014, Award Winning Public Art Exhibition returns to Red Hook for its Second Season! JUNE – NOVEMBER 2014. For full details about Sculpture Expo, prospectus and press go to

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

HITS-on-the-Hudson I. World-class equestrian show jumping. Info: or 246-5515. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Avenue Ext, Saugerties, free.

Call for Submissions: 2014 NEWvember New Plays Festival. Deadline 6/30. Info: or Carpenter Shop Theater, 60 Broadway, Tivoli.

Audition Notice: Motor Mouth, a new ensemble devoted to performing works for speaking chorus is seeking members. You should be adept at reading rhythms and be interested in modern music.   Theater experience a plus but not necessary.  Info:

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.

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.

Bradford Graves Sculptures.Works of Bradford Graves ( 1939 – 1998). Open til the end of October. $5/suggested donation. Five acres with viewing more than 200 sculptures on display. The outdoor pieces in the MirrorPavilion features 15 of Graves’ sculpture. By appointment only. Info: 230-0521 or Call for location, Kerhonkson.

Landscape Oil Painting Classes with Loman Eng. Registration required. Session I: May 27, 28, June 3, 4 from 1:30pm-5pm. Class materials must be purchased by student. Info: 338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal  St, Esopus.a

Women’s Barbershop Chorus Open House. Do you love to sing, perform and meet new  people?  Then the Evergreen chorus may be just what you’ve been searching for.  Come visit us for our Open House; bring a friend. Receive free vocal / singing lessons.  Our members live in Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties. Experience the joy of 4 part a capella harmony… Barbershop style!  This event is being held at 7pm  on May 20, May 27 and June 3 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 110 Overlook Rd in Poughkeepsie. Questions? You can email

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 am and noon the day before you plan to attend. Info: 336-7112. Kingston Mid-town Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston, $3 /suggested donation.

ICONS - Writing Class (through 7/14). Meets on Mondays, 1-4pm. Info: Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker ST, Woodstock or

16th Annual  Doug Sheppard Classic Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, June 9 at Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston. Hosted by SUNY New Paltz. Register online and get two tee signs for the price of one with your company’s logo. Proceeds from the event will go toward students who need financial assistance to continue their studies at SUNY New Paltz.The $200 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, breakfast, on-course refreshments, cocktail reception, and awards banquet dinner.The banquet is open to non-golfers as well for $50. Info: 257-3972 or 257-3986.

The Woodstock School of Art   announces the opening of  “The Print Show.”  Juried by Woodstock printmakers Karen Whitman and Rick Pantell.The exhibit remains at the WSA through May 31.For a preview of the show, visit the school’s website: Woodstock School of Art, 2470 Rt 212, Woodstock.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats – May 26 Newburgh; May 27 Monroe; May 28 Middletown. Performed by appointment only, by NY state licensed veterinarians of The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.) mobile clinic. $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, and nail trim. Newburgh residents, $10 per cat. Mamakating residents, $25 per cat. Warwick and Chester residents, $20. Also available for an additional fee: distemper vaccine, flea treatment, deworming, and microchipping. T.A.R.A. is now spaying and neutering DOGS at their new stationary clinic in Middletown, New York. Call 845-754-7100 for more info

Love Holds Life Expands Partnership with Mother Earth’s Storehouse.   Pin-up Program to raise funds, awareness for local kids fighting cancer (thru May 30th).  Love Holds Life Children’s Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps pay medical expenses for children battling cancer and their families throughout the Hudson Valley Region and NYC area. To donate please visit any of Mother Earth’s three locations in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, or Saugerties or visit  For address and directions of store locations, visit more information about Love Holds Life, go to or 917-807-0692.

Register Now! SummerDance on Tour!July 28th to August 17th.  Expose children to the wonderful world of dance. Tuition: $850. Info: 256-9300,, or Stone Mountain Farm, 375 River Rd Ext, New Paltz.

Register Now! CaravanKids Summer Workshop, July 21-25. Expose children to the wonderful world of dance. Cost $225 half day 9am- 12:pm, $350 full day 9am- 3pm. Info: 256-9300,, or Stone Mountain Farm, 375 River Rd Ext, New Paltz.

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, 6/4, 8/6, 9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3. To register: call Doris 339-2071 or email: Doris.Blaha@hahv.orgor Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Ave, Kingston.

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.

Coming Soon! Short Film Concert! Asbury Shorts will return for a fourth year on 6/14. A presentation of the world’s best short films. Guest Host: Kimberly Kay. Info: 718-510-6929 or www.brownpapertickets/event/67297. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, $12.

Register Now! “Preserving Land and Community.”  A one-week writing enrichment program for students ages 12-16 wishing to explore nature, history, and issues of conservation and land preservation. July 28-August 1st, 9am-3p.m. Info: or 943-8437.South Middle School, Newburgh, $295.




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