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

Thursday 6/5

8:30AM-9:30AM Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 679-5906 x 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

9AM-4PM Simplifying the Landscape with Kate McGloughlin Workshop held 4 Thursdays, June 5-26. Info: 679-2388 or www.woodstockschoolofart.org. Woodstock School of Art, 2470 Rt 212, Woodstock, $370.

9AM-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

9AM-4PM Outdoor Country Flea Market. Bargains Galore! Info: 758-2843. Annex Antiques Center, 7578 No. Bdwy, Red Hook.

9:30AM-10:30AM Senior Fit After Fifty with Diane Collelo. Three-part class offering movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10:30AM Book Explorers Storytime. For ages 4 and up. Info: www.esopuslibrary.org or 338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

12PM-6PM Raindrop Technique Healing Sessions with Donna Carroll. First Thursday of every month. By appointment. Info: 679-2100. Mirabai Books, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $75 /one hour.

1PM-3PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Homeschoolers- Trees and Papermaking. Children will make their own hand-made paper by recycling used paper. Recommended for ages 6 to 10. Pre-registration is required. Info: 255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Nature Center, Gardiner.

1PM-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 andolder, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Thursday, 6-7. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6:30PM Astronomy Nights. The free program begins with an indoor planetarium show. After the show, Smolen Observatory will be open for telescope viewing if the sky is clear. Info: www.newpaltz.edu/planetarium/shows.html. Onlineres reqr’d. SUNY New Paltz, Coykendall Science Building, John R. Kirk Planetarium, New Paltz, free.

7PM Joanna Rakoff - My Salinger Year. In the book, Rakoff paints a vibrant portrait of a bright, hungry young woman navigating a heady and longed-for world, trying to square romantic aspirations with burgeoning self-awareness, the idea of a life with life itself. Info: 876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck.

7PM-11PM Best Open Mic in Hudson Valley. No cover. Primo’s, 1554 Rt 44/55, Clintondale, 883-6112.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Mr. Gone. Opening: Attila. Info: 236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon, Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Cafe Singer Showcase with Barbara Dempsey and Dewitt Nelson featuring Maureen and Don Black, Bart Thrall, Ian Bennett, and DeWitt Nelson, and Dave Kearny. Info: 687-2699 or highfallscafe@earthlink.net. Stone Dock Golf Club, High Falls.

7:15PM Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds. Feature length documentary. Q&A with filmmaker Sean Kaminsky and Ken Greene from the Hudson Valley Seed Library (who is featured in the film). Info: www.rosendaletheatre.org.

7:30PM-9:30PM Life Drawing Sessions On-going on Tuesday and Thursdays. Info: www.unisonarts.org or 255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $13, $48 /4 classes.

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.

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.

8:30PM Astronomy Night. Begins with an indoor planetarium show. . After the show, Smolen Observatory will be open for telescope viewing if the sky is clear. Info: www.newpaltz.edu/planetarium/shows.html. SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz.

8:30PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch and Bill Keith. Info: 679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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