Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (May 29-June 5)

Saturday 5/31

8:30AM 2014 Maritime Cup Regatta. Breakfast, on-site registration and skippers’ meeting from 8:30am. First signals 11am. Two or more races Saturday. Barbecue party, beer & wine at theHudson River Maritime Museum. Info: jstephenson@hvc.rr.com. Kingston Sailing Club, Kingston.

9AM 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Garden Association Plant Swap. Plant drop-off and sorting 9am-10am; swapping begins at 10am. Rain or Shine. All are welcome - bring a friend, but not your pet. Info: www.hvga.org or www.vanavercaravan.org. SUNY Orange, Morrison Hall Lawn, Middletown.

9AM Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

9AM Object de Junque.…. Vintage items, jewelry, clothing, organic veggies - something for everyone! Woodstock Flea Market, Maple Ln, Woodstock, 679-6744.

9AM-1PM Young Eagles Day. Plane rides for kids 8-17 yrs old. Learn about airport safety, airplanes and aviation. Airplanes on display. Parental consent is required. For info about the EAA Young Eagles program visit www.youngeagles.org. Joseph R. Resnick Airport, Ellenville.

9AM-10:30AM Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Saturday, 9-10:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rte 212, Woodstock.

9:30AM Keep Conservation Walk. Walk with Janice Goldfrank, author of “Field Guide to the Seasons.” Keep Conservation Preserve, County Rte 8 & Orr Rd, Germantown.

10AM Walk n Talk Series: Healing Environments from a Social Perspective with Dr. Claudia Mausner. Pre-register at www.bire.org/events. CEIE at Denning’s Point, 199 Denning’s Ave, Beacon.

10AM-6PM Simplicity’s Sidewalk Sale with Heart to benefit Relay for Life, in partnership with All Sport Health & Fitness. Info: 240-1794 or simplicitygoods.com New Hackensack Plaza, 820 New Hackensack Rd, Poughkeepsie.

10AM Mixed-Level Yoga. This mixed-level hatha yoga class, taught by Kathy Carey, focuses on gaining strength, flexibility, balance, and alignment, while learning yoga poses in greater detail. Please bring a mat. Info: 657-2482.

10AM-2PM Saugerties’ Farmers Market. Offering fruits & vegetables, greens, herbs, asparagus, apples, pastured meats &poultry, eggs, fresh-caught fish, local cheeses, baked goods (bread and pastries, including gluten-free), jams & pickles, & artisanal foods. 115 Main St. Parking Lot - Across from Cahill School, Saugerties.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 687-7023.

10AM-12PM Introduction to Tibetan Language. Students will learn some fundamentals: how to write the Tibetan alphabet, spelling, and basic grammar. Instructor John Whitney Pettit, PhD holds three advanced degrees fromHarvard and Columbia Universities. To register 383-1774 or info@tibetancenter.org. The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston, $15 /per class, $60 /course.

10AM-12PM 10th Death Café. Hosted by The Circle of Friends for the Dying. Deathcafeulstercounty@gmail.com or call 802-0970.Coffee and tea will be served, and as always—there will be cake! Free admission. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Open every Saturday, 10am-9pm. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10:30AM-11:30AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Meet outside Cornell St PO, Kingston, 339-0637.

11AM-2:30PM Catskill Animal Sanctuary Weekend Tours. Meet 300+ rescued farm animals on this beautiful 110-acre haven. Every Saturday and Sunday, through October. Info: 336-8447 or www.casanctuary.org. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties.

11AM-4:30PM Houses and Farms in the Wallkill River Valley - 4th Annual Tour explores the rich farming region of the Shawangunk Kill and Wallkill River valleys with stunning views of the Shawangunk Mountain ridge. Info:info@WallkillValleyLT.org or www.WallkillValleyLT.org. TuthillHouse at the Mill Restaurant, , 20 Gristmill Ln, Gardiner, $40.

12PM High Falls Afternoon Garden Tour. To Benefit the Stone Ridge Library. Refreshments will be served and the program with Ms. Gray begins at 1:30pm. Reservations Required. Info: 687-7147 or foundation@stoneridgelibrary.org. Brian and Judith Drabkin, 711 Berme Rd, High Falls, $50.

12:30PM-4:30PM Offerings at White Crane Hall: A Remote Viewing Training (one of the best methods for developing psychic perception skills)Info:389-2431 michael@whitecranehall.com.whitecranehall.com. White Crane Hall, (77 Cornell St. Kingston, Suite 116), Kingston, $70.

1PM Rondout National Historic District Walking Tour. Guided tour of Kingston’s historic waterfront area that mushroomed as a prosperous maritime village in the 19th century. Info: www.fohk.org or 339-0720. City of Kingston Visitors Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston, $5, $2/under 16.

1PM Mohonk Preserve – How Did the Rope Get Up There? History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing.No reservations required. Info: 255-0919. Mohonk Preserve, Trapps Bridge, New Paltz, $12.

1PM-2:30PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Ponds Exploration for Kids. A two-mile hike to explore the ponds in Minnewaska’s former golf course. Age 6-9 years old. Pre-registration required. Info: 255-0752. Minnewaska State Park, Wildmere Parking Area, Gardiner.

2PM Author Discussion and Signing: Ward Mintz, author of Kingston: The IBM Years. Chronicles IBM’s 40-Year Reign over Ulster County’s Economy and What Happened When “Big Blue” Suddenly Left. Info: 336-0590. Kingston Barnes & Nobles, 1177 Ulster Ave, Kingston.

2PM-4PM Opening Reception: “Route/Paths.” Works by HVCC’s Advanced Study Class. On View: Saturday, May 31 & Sunday, June 1. Omi International Arts Center, , 1405 County Route 22, Ghent.

4PM Book Reading by Mary Randolph Carter, author of Never Stop to Ask…Do I Have a Place for This? Info: 518-789-2127. Hunter Bee, 21 Main St, Millerton, free.

4PM Reading & Book Signing: Beverly Donofrio, author of Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace and Solace. Info: 679-8000. Upstairs at The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

4PM The Unforgiving Land, Hardscrabble Life in the Trapps, a Vanished Shawangunk Mountain Hamlet, will be the subject of an illustrated talk and book signing by the authors, Robi Josephen and Bob Larsen. Info:www.cragsmoor.info, radl.maureen@gmail.com, 647-6487. Cragsmoor Historical Society, 349 Cragsmoor Rd, Cragsmoor.

5PM-7PM Wine & Cheese Reception: “Home.” Featuring the works of Jane Bloodgood-Abrams. Show will exhibit through 7/13. Gallery hours are: Monday 11am-5:30pm; Tuesday-Friday 10am-5:30pm; Saturday 10am-5pm;Sundays by appointment. Info: 255-1241.

5PM-7PM Pride Eve Wine & Cheese Reception and Volunteer Appreciation Night. With Guest of Honor and Pride Grand Marshal Evan Wolfson. Info: 331.5300 or www.lgbtqcenter.org. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Wall St, Kingston.

5PM-7:30PM Annual “Relay for Life ” Fund Raiser Dinner. Meatloaf Dinner with Mac & Cheese, Veggies, Tossed Salad and Dinner Rolls, and Assorted Desserts. Reservation Recommended. Walk ins welcome. Info: 255-1633 or 883-0512. New Paltz Elks Lodge #2568, Route 32 S, New Paltz, $12, $11 /senior, $6 /12 & under.

5PM-9PM Art Along The Hudson’s Annual Kick Off. Live music provided by Malcolm Cecil, and Arm of the Sea Puppet Theater will add its own touch to the event. Gallery will open at 7pm. Info: aahkickoff@gmail.com.Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Saugerties.

5PM Morton Art Auction: “Art for Morton’s Sake.” Reception begins at 5p.m. with light food and drink. Auction from 6p.m. - 9p.m. Info: : 876-2903. Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff, $10.

5PM Barefoot Dance Center Annual Student Dance Concert. The range of ages and styles offers audience members a wonderful opportunity to view the natural progression of artistic development and classes at Barefoot. Info:www.barefootdancecenter. SUNY New Paltz, McKenna Theatre, New Paltz, $12, $6 /child/teen, free /3 & under.

6PM-10PM Cajun Dance Woody Sloop Fundraiser. Krewe de la Rue will perform. A dance lesson with Buffy Lewis in basics of two-step and waltz as part of the program from 6-7pm. Info: 914-907-4928.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: Trio. An exhibition of work by Diane Bauer, Marie Cole and Susan Picard. Exhibits through 6/22. Info: www.tivoliartistsgallery.com or 758-5292. Tivoli Artists Gallery, 60 Broadway, Tivoli.

6:30PM Fundraiser for The Woodstock Shakespeare Festival. Slueth’s Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner. Reservations strongly recommended. Info: 246-0900 or www.Birdonacliff.org. New World Home Cooking, 1411 Rte 212, Saugerties.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Jeff Pitchell & “Neville Brother”, Charles Neville with Texas Flood! Info: 236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War. Presented by Vernon Benjamin. Info: 246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

7PM “Flowers in the Desert.” A comedy/drama revealing love in many guises, by upstate New York playwright Donna Hoke. Info: 586-1660 or www.theopeneye.org. Open Eye Theater, 960 Main St, Margaretville, $18, $15

7PM Paul Green Best of Season. Info: 679-4406 Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Woodstock, $50, $35, $25.

7PM James Braly. The Monthly Nut, A New (Darkly) Comic Monologue by James Braly. Info: 518-588-1850. Cafe Le Perche, 230 Warren St, Hudson, $20.

7PM Bucky Pizzarelli. The evening begins with an art show and reception, featuring Bucky’s original paintings, followed by a live musical performance with Bucky Pizzarelli and guest guitarist and vocalist Ed Laub. Info: 784-1199. Lobby at the Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh.

7PM Vernon Benjamin presents History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War. Info: 246-5775. Inquiring Mind. Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

7PM Live at Kindred Spirits: Acoustic Jazz featuring Grammy winner Malcolm Cecil on bass, guitarist Steve Raleigh, pianist Peter Tomlinson, NYC saxophonist Al Guart and local guest artists. No cover or minimum! Kindred Spirits, Palenville.

7:30PM-10PM Saturday Night Live Music: Big Joe Fitz & the Lo-Fi’s. $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 255-8811 or www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7:30PM Clybourne Park. Play by Bruce Norris. Directed by Sande Shurin. Not recommended for children. Info: 679-7900. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, $20, $15 /senior/student.

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Fifth Saturday Contra Dance. Admission $10/5 full time students.Jeff Walker calling, with The Walker Family Band. Info, www.hudsonvalleydance.org/ or: 473-7050St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,55 Wilbur Blvd,Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM Uniplayers. An evening of theatrical entertainment. Presenting several original short plays, poetry and music. Also, a dessert buffet and silent auction at intermission. Info: 471-6580. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of of Poughkeepsie,67 South Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie, $8/per car.

7:30PM NYCA presents Peter Pan. Info: 679-6900 or www.woodstockplayhouse.org. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $21 /adults, $18 /srs & students.

8PM Meet the Producer: Josh Del Sol . Stop Smart Meters. Admisssion $10. Info: mtviewstudio@gmail.com or 679-0901 or stopsmartmeterswoodstockny.com. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock, free.

8PM Good People. David Lindsay-Abaire’s Tony-nominated play. This tale explores the troubles of a single mom struggling to make ends meet, and the fireworks that happen when she confronts a more fortunate old friend. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.

8PM Noises Off. Michael Frayn’s funny revelation of what can happen on the other side of the curtain. Info: 876-3080 or www.centerforperformingarts.org. Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, $24, $22.

8PM Annual Student Dance Concert. Tickets at the door: $12 adults/$6 kids & teens (free 3 years & under).Tickets at the door: $12 adults/$6 kids & teens (free 3 years & under)Tickets at the door: $12 adults/$6 kids & teens (free 3 years & under) SUNY New Paltz, McKenna Theatre, New Paltz.

8PM-2AM DJ Dance Event featuring DJs Tony Fletcher, McCutcheon, Jack Warren and Posie Strenz. Benefit for the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. After 11PM 21& over. Info:www.woodstocksanctuary.org. The Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, 679-5342.

8PMWork o’ The Weavers:A Tribute to Lee Hayes & Pete Seeger. Info: 255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $28.

8PM “A Performance Unwritten” An event featuring musicians, visual artists, poets and others collaborating and composing in the moment – working together and influencing each other to create a performance never beforeenvisioned. Info: 687 8707 or www.impetus.mfbiz.com. MaMA Arts, 3588 Main St, Stone Ridge.

9PM The Bush Brothers. Info: 687-2699 or highfallscafe@earthlink.net. High Falls Cafe, Stone Dock Golf Club, High Falls.

9PM Steve Black. Info: www.hydeparkbrewing.com or 229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Co, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

9PM Feast of Friends, a Musical Tribute to The Doors. Info: 246-7417. Mirabella’s Restaurant, 123 Partition St, Saugerties.

9PM Blue Food. Info: 679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 80 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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