Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 10-19)

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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.

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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 calendar@ulsterpublishing.com. 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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Woodstock Diamond Dance Festival -Modern Dance Meets Visual Arts (7/17, 7pm). Featuring Linda Diamond & Company including guest performance by Beth Woronoff. Featuring two works by Anna Sokolow and works by Linda Diamond. Pre performance refreshments served. $12.Woodstock Diamond Sokolow Dance Theatre,1766 Glasco Tnpk,Woodstock, 845-679-7757.

Vietnamese Vegan Picnic( 7/20,2-5pm). An afternoon of games for children, a tour of the monastery’s grounds, walking in the forest, boating on the lake, conversation with the monks and nuns, singing, and music, and a picnic. Info: www.bluecliffmonastery.org. RSVP at office@bluecliffmonastery.org. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Road /,Pine Bush.

Hudson Valley Balinese Gamelan Orchestras: Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana at Bard College, present a special Summer Intensive Workshop for Beginners on Saturday, July 12 in two parts. Part one, from 11am-1pm is for novices while part two, from 2pm-4pm, will continue the morning session work and incorporate more advanced playing techniques. Come for one or both sessions. Sessions will include a brief introduction to the culture and art of Bali. Please join us in the Moon Room, Olin Building, 3rd floor, on the Bard Campus. Led by local gamelan aficianado and scholar, Ibu Tzu. Pre- registration encouraged for one or both workshops. Email: pillasdp@hvc.rr.com. Bring your own lunch if you plan on saying for the day. Suggested donation $20.+/-. All contributions are tax deductible and support our work both here and abroad. On Facebook at Hudson Valley Gamelans Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana. 845 688-7090. Sponsored by Bard College and Nihita Prayoga Adhikara.

Upcoming Event: Vietnamese Vegan Picnic( July 20, 2-5pm). An afternoon of games for children, a tour of the monastery’s grounds, walking in the forest, boating on the lake, conversation with the monks and nuns, singing, and music, and a picnic. Info: www.bluecliffmonastery.org. RSVP at office@bluecliffmonastery.org. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3, Mindfulness Road, Pine Bush.

Register Now! Compassion and Loving Kindness: Start With Yourself.   (Weekend Teaching July 18-20). Line-up: Fri, July 18, 7-8:30 pm, Sat, July 19, 10:30 am-12 pm & 3:30-5 pm and Sun, July 20, 10:30 am-12 pm & 2:30-4 pm.Teacher: Lama Tsultrim Yeshe. Buddhist teachings emphasize generating compassion for others, but many of us need to first learn how to be kind to ourselves. Lama Tsultrim Yeshe leads us through techniques that help us transform our self-image. $120/$96 KTD members for the whole weekend. $30/$25 KTD member per individual session. Meals and overnight accommodations available at additional cost. For details and to register, call 679-5906 x3. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock.

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. New Addition - The Wynkoop “Tootsie” House.Tour guides in colonial attire. Artillery demonstration and historic re-enactors. Country fair. 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 www.StoneHouseDay.org. Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St, Hurley.

Kayak Fishing Tournament (7/11-7/12). For details log onto www.kingstonkayakfestival.info.

Audition Notice:   Annual Variety Show(July 14 & 15 from 7-9 pm). The variety show will take place on August 22, 23, & 24. Anyone interested in auditioning is asked to come prepared to sing, dance, or tell a joke. Visit www.coachhouseplayers.org for more information. Coach House Players, 12 Augusta St. Kingston.

Register Now: Gardiner Library Summer Classes. Media Monsters Summer Camp for ages 7 to 10. Tues, 7/15, 22, 29, 8/5, 12, 19; 2-4pm. Collaborative digital storytelling to create a script that they then bring to life; & Tween/Teen Yoga for ages 9 and up . Weds, 7/9, 16, 23, 30; 4:30-5:30pm. Experience the benefits of practicing yoga this summer; & Drawing Class for ages 9 to 14. Mons: 7/21, 28 & 8/11& 18; 4-5:30 pm. Pre-registration by 7/14 is required. Develop fundamental drawing skills through lessons that will be followed by creative projects; & Harmony Yoga: A Musical Yoga Experience for children 3-6. Tues, 7/8, 15, 22, 29; 1-1:45pm. Viking Wire Weaving Bracelet Workshop for ages 10 and up. 7/14 from 4-6pm. Pre-registration by 7/10 is required. Make a copper wire bracelet using this very simple technique.Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner. For details and cost, call 255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats July 14, and 21 Newburgh; July 15, 22, and 29 Monroe; July 16, 23, and 30 Middletown; July 17 Pomona; July 28 Monticello; July 31 Port Jervis. For details call 754-7100. tara-spayneuter.org.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Dogs  by appointment only every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Middletown. Prices vary by sex and weight. Call 845-754-7100 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Seventh Annual Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival ( 7/11-8/23). Features adventurous artists, intimate audience experiences, theater, dance & music. For details see individual calendar listings or log onto mounttremperarts.org or call 845-688-9893.Mount Tremper,647 South Plank Rd, Mount Tremper.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic for Cats & Dogs. Every Thursday 10am-6pm at 60 Enterprise Place in Middletown. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment necessary. Cash only. For details call 754-7100.

Upcoming Event: The Phoenicia Festival of The Voice (7/30-8/3). Visit their site for more information: info@phoeniciavoicefest.com.Phoenicia Festival of the Voice or 845-586-3588.

Notice: Creative Seed Support Group for Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors.Meets Wednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Info: Patricebluemaltas@gmail.com or www.bluehealing.co. A place for artist to voice there work inprogress in a supportive environment of other artist. Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center . Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

Save The Date: 36th Annual Ulster County Senior Women’s Golf Association Tournament. Shawangunk Golf Club, Ellenville.                 Tuesday 9/16/14 raindate Thursday 9/18/14. Ulster County residents only $65.00. Applications available at Ulster County pro shops or see website UCWGA.org.

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: WoodstockUltimate.org or 914-458-2215.

Summer Reading Contest. Kids, Adults, Families. Kids Prize: $100 gift certificate to bookstore. Adult Prize: $100 gift certificate to bookstore. Family Prize: Family that reads the most gets a special prize. Deadline 8/23. Info: www.phoenicialibrary.org or 688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 9 Ava Maria Ave, Phoenicia.

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.org. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge.

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

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: 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 NamasteSacred@gmail.com or www.namastesacredhealing.com.

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: 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 NamasteSacred@gmail.com or www.namastesacredhealing.com.

Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association. Must be at least 18 years of age and pass the swim test. Info: www.minnewaskaswimmers.org/testing. All tests will be given at 5:30 PM on Sundays at the Moriello Pool on the following dates: July 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.

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-3pm. Info: www.newpaltz.edu/hvwp/ywcam or 943-8437.South Middle School, Newburgh, $295.

Calling All Home Gardeners! Exhibit your homegrown veggies, fruits, herbs and flowers and compete for a ribbon at this summer’s Ulster County Fair! Entries are encouraged and will be accepted until Tues. 7/15 by mail. Info: www.cceulster.org or Ulster County Fairgrounds, Horticulture Building, Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

Sign Up Now! “Family Fun & Fishing Day.” (7/27) Register by 7/24 to get in free! All fishing supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if you have them. No fishing license is required. Info & to register: 688-3047 x 3, or www.ashokanstreams.org.Kenneth Wilson State Park, 859 Wittenberg Rd, Mount Tremper.

2014 Testing Dates for Minnewaska Distance Swimmers. To join you need to be at least 18 years of age and pass the swim test which consists of a 500 yard swim that includes 25 yards each of the crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and backstroke plus 3 minutes treading water. For more particulars and an application, go to our website at: www.minnewaskaswimmers.org/testingAll tests are given at 5:30pm on Sundays at the Moriello Pool on the following dates: July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. There is a $3.00 pool entrance fee. The pool is on Mulberry St, New Paltz. Membership fee - $20.

Landscape Oil Painting Classes with Loman Eng. Registration required. Session 3: July15, 16, 22 from 1:30pm-5pm. Class materials must be purchased by student. Info: 338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, free.

Register Now! SummerDance on Tour (7/28 -8/17); & CaravanKids Summer Workshop (July 21-25). Cost $225 half day 9am 12:pm, $350 full day 9am 3pm.Tuition: $850. Info: 256-9300, vcoffice@vanavercaravan.org, or www.vanavercaravan.org. Stone Ridge.

Calling All Home Gardeners! Exhibit your homegrown veggies, fruits, herbs and flowers and compete for a ribbon at this summer’s Ulster County Fair! Entries are encouraged and will be accepted until Tues. 7/15 by mail. Info: www.cceulster.org or Ulster County Fairgrounds, Horticulture Building, Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

Audition Notice: “Equivocation.” Auditions on 7/12, 7/13 & 7/14. Perusal copies of the script are available at The Starr Library in Rhinebeck. Inf o: 876-3080 or ellenhonig@gmail.com. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rt` 308,Rhinebeck.

 

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