Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 19-26)

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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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Become a Reiki Instructor! Take a powerful life-transforming Reiki Master course, combining Traditional Japanese Reiki , the more modern Raku system, and ancient Qi Gong healing methods. Held on five Thursdays starting June 26, 12:30-4pm at 77 Cornell st. Kingston, Suite 116. Cost:$500. Prerequisites for the course: Reiki I & II (from me or another instructor). Registration or more information call Michael 389-2431

Bearsville Picnic ‘Summer Soulstice Party’ (6/21, 12-8pm). Rain or shine. An afternoon/evening of live streamside outdoor music, dancing, food, and fun for the whole family! Info: 679-4406 or Bearsville Theatre, Tinker St, Woodstock, $20.

Kingston Kayak Festival   offers Kayak Fishing Demo (6/29). For details, call Kenco 340-0552. Kenco, 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd, Kingston.

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

Sign Up Now! Ashokan Music and Dance Camps. Guitar Camp. July 13th - 17th. Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Blues, and Rags. For online registration and more information: www. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge.

Offerings at White Crane Hall: Reiki II 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.

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, New Paltz.

Register Now! Science Camp (7/7-7/11). Young scientists will stay busy from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day exploring biology, physics and engineering, chemistry, doing experiments and hosting a science fair on the last day. Reg reqrd. Info: 758-3241. Red Hook Public Library,Red Hook.

Register Now! “Preserving Land and Community.” 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-3pm. Info: or 943-8437.South Middle School, Newburgh, $295.

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

19th Annual World Peace & Prayer Day (6/19-6/22). An international, intercultural gathering.   Over 50 prominent First Peoples’ dignitaries, environmental specialists and Indigenous wisdom keepers and performers from the US, Canada, Japan, Ireland and South Africa are featured in this cross-cultural weekend centered around prayer and vigilance for Earth-concerns, and will include films, storytelling, music, dance, youth activities and indigenous crafts vendors.Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.Info:

Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association. Must be at least 18 years of age and pass the swim test. Info: All tests will be given at 5:30 PM on Sundays at the Moriello Pool on the following dates: June 22nd, 29th and July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. $3/pool entrance fee. The pool is on Mulberry Street, 1 block east of Rt 32 and 1 mile north of the center of New Paltz.Membership fee/ $20.

Upcoming Event - Annual Esopus Neighborhood Pig Roast (6/21, 2-6pm).Special guest, Congressman Chris Gibson. Meet and chat with Congressman Gibson from 2 to 3 pm. Menu includes, Snacks, roast pig, burgers, salads,dessert, refreshments. Price $20 pp $15 seniors, $5 for child 10 and under. Reservations required in advance by June 16thcontact Gloria VanVliet by email gloryvan@hvc.rr.comor phone 331-0859event is sponsored by Esopus Republican Committee.George Freer Park,Canal St. Port Ewen.

Stone House Day - Take a Trip Back Into History (July 12. 10 am -4pm). Explore some of America’s oldest homes 225-325 years old. Tour guides in colonial attire. Artillery demonstration and historic re-enactors. Sojourner Truth presentation. Colonial crafts for children and adults. Organ and violin recitals. Woodworker demonstrations at Hurley Heritage Museum..$20/ $15, seniors and students/ $2, children 6-12/ children 5 and under, free. Adult, senior and student tickets include $2 coupon for the cafeteria. Bus transportation to houses included. Free parking. Rain or shine.Info: 331-4121 or Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St, Hurley.

Free Chakra Meditation will be held twice a month on the Tuesday nights closest to the Full and New Moons. For the summer, those dates will be: June 10th & 24th; July 15th & 29th; August 12th & 26th, September 9th & 23rd. Please check back for fall dates. Donations welcome.Namaste Sacred Healing Center, 427 Ohayo Mountain Rd, Woodstock. Info: 679-6107 or or

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Dogs   by appointment only every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Middletown. Prices vary by sex and weight. Call 754-7100 for more information and to schedule an appointment.Low-cost vaccine clinic every Thursday 10AM-2PM at 60 Enterprise Place in Middletown. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment necessary. Cash only. Bring dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. 1 year rabies vaccine $10. 3 year rabies vaccine $15. Canine distemper vaccine $15. Feline distemper vaccine $10. Canine heartworm/lyme test $25. Flea treatment, dewormer, and other services available. Call 754-7100 for more information.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats – June30 Newburgh; June24 Monroe; June 25 Middletown; June 19 Port Jervis; June 23 Monticello. 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, $35 per cat. Warwick and Chester residents, $20 per cat. Also available for an additional fee: distemper vaccine, flea treatment, deworming, and microchipping. TARA now spays and neuters dogs in Middletown. 845-754-7100.

Register Now! High Meadow School Classes: Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 12 with Pablo Shine teaching Beginning Drawing, Monday classes from 6- 8:30am with Joe O’Reilly on Bookbinding and Handmade Books and Wayne Montecalvo is teaching a class Painting on Glass on Wednesdays, June 18, 25 and Thursdays June 19, 26 from 6-9:30am. We are hoping these new times and configurations may meet some of your needs. Info: 687-4855.

Save The Date: 36th Annual Ulster County Senior Women’s Golf Association Tournament. Shawangunk Golf Club, Ellenville.                9/16. Raindate - 9/18,   Ulster County residents only $65.00. Applications available at Ulster County pro shops or see website

Notice: Woodstock Ultimate Frisbee Pickup Game. Sundays 3pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm, through Oct 30th.For all genders and skill levels, ages 10 and up.Free. Town Athletic Fields, 98 Comeau Dr, Woodstock. Info: or 914-458-2215.



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