Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (October 2-11)

Monday 10/6

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, 845-679-5906, x 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

9AM-9:50AM Senior Fit Dance for Seniors with Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Bring a mat. Town Hall, Main Room, Woodstock.

9:30AM Settled and Serving in Place (Kingston Chapter). A social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston.

10AM-12PM Senior Drama with Edith LeFever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues & scenes. Interested seniors are welcome to sit in. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Fire Co #1 Rt 212, Woodstock.

10:30AM Song Circle for Infants and Toddlers. Ages birth to 3 years. An hour of singing, rhythm making, dancing. The circle will be led by Colleen Connors, a local ESL teacher. Info: 845-331-0507 or Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

11AM-6:45PM Shamanic Spirit Doctoring Sessions with shamanic healer Adam Kane. First Monday of every month. Bringing healing spirits into direct contact with you through medicine songs, drums, rattle clearing and laying on of hands. Info: 845-679-2100.Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $75 /1 hour.

11AM Free “Zumba Gold” Demonstration Class. A 30 minute demo class. Light food and refreshments will be served after. Participants should bring water and a towel. Info: 845- 255-1255 or Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

11AM-12PM Senior Qigong with Zach Baker. Mondays, on-going. This class w ill not be held the second Monday of the month. Info: 845-255-1559 or Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $5.

12PM-5PM Asian Art on The Hudson (10/2-7). Features over 82 pieces of artwork in various media-paintings, calligraphy, embroidery and ªtraditional Chinese ink wash art. Shown in the United States for the first time ever as a whole. Info: 845-867-7916. RobertLivingston Estate at Southwood, 726 Woods Rd, Germantown.

12:15PM Rhinebeck Rotary Club Meeting. Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, 914-244-0333.

1PM Needlework Group. On-going every Monday, 1pm. Info:845-338-5580, x1005. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

2PM-4PM Senior Art with Judith Boggess. In addition to instruction, art supplies and periodic group exhibitions, the class offers friendship and camaraderie. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for minimum contribution of $2. St. John’s Community Center, R.C. West Hurley.

4PM-7PM Lucas Papaelias will join you for a lively Q&A and hold a feedback session open to all students. Musicians and actors will have the opportunity to prepare a musical selection of their choice (with instrument) or monologue for feedback. SUNY Ulster, Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge.

4:15PM-5:30PM Healthy Back Class w/ Anne Olin. Build strength and increase flexibility and range of motion with attention to your special needs. Class is on-going and meets on Mondays, 4:15-5:30pm. $12/class. 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford.

4:30PM The Kingston Teen Art Lab. Weekly interdisciplinary art workshops on Mondays. Teens, ages 13 to 18, can explore painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, crafts. No reg reqr’d. Info: 845-331-0507 or Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St,

4:30PM-7PM Homework Help Center @ Grinnell Library. Program for children in grades Kindergarten through 6th. Participants will receive help with homework, assistance reading, studying and researching, as well as Library help. Reg reqr’d. Mondays- Thursdays. Info:845-297-3428. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls, free.

5:30PM-6:30PM Senior Qigong with Zach Baker. Mondays, on-going. This class w ill not be held the second Monday of the month. Info: 845-255-1559 or Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $5.

5:30PM-7PM Rockin’ Rooks: Morton Youth Chess Club. Students in grades K - 12 are welcome to join for fun, learning, and tournament competition. Every Monday. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-876-5810 or Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

6PM-7PM 4 Week Beginner Swing Dance Class (10/6-27). No partner or experience necessary. Instructors Linda and Chester. Intermediate and advanced at 7 and 8pm. For more info visit or call 845-236-3939. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston,

6PM Woman’s Interactive Community Group. Every Monday. Hiking, shopping, food tasting, events, and loving life. Reg reqr’d. Info: 1-877-576-9931. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, free.

6PM Poughkeepsie: Meeting of End the New Jim Crow Action Committee. The End the New Jim Crow Action Network! (ENJAN) is a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the “new Jim Crow”). Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library. Family Partnership Center,29 N Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-475-8781 or

6PM-6:30PM Free Open Meditation. Meets 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. Interfaith Awakening (the little yellow house), 9 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

6PM-8:30PM The Photo Essay: Telling Your Story in Pictures. Instructors: Laurie Giardino and Sasha Bush. This is a low tech, conceptual class about personal documentaries; phone cameras and point-and-shoots are welcome. (10/10, 13, 20, 27) Info: or 845-687-6314. Rosendale School of Arts, 1017 Keator Ave, Rosendale, $125, $115 /senior/veterans.

6:30PM “Scandals of the Gilded Age.” Talk by Don Fraser, Mills Mansion Interpretive Programs Assistant. Info: 845-871-1777. Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR, 77 Livingston St, Rhinebeck.

7PM-8PM Talk: Genetically Modified Foods (GMO). This presentation covers the science of what a GMO is, what crops/foods they can be found in and/or how to avoid them in your diet.. Info: 845- 255-1255 or Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

Gardiner.7PM Open Poetry. Info: 679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

7PM Hudson Valley Railroad Society Hobby Night. Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 7pm. Featuring slot cars, model trains, models & airbursh. Info: or 229-2338. Hyde Park Train Station Museum, 38 River Rd, Hyde Park.

7:30PM Learn to Meditate. Free. Info: 845-797-1218. Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Centre. Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker St, Woodstock.

7:30PM An Artist’s View of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Lloyd Preservation Society presentation on bridges in art. Artist Franc Palaia, who calls the Mid-Hudson Bridge “an object of inspiration, “ will share his passion for the bridge and the basics of bridge history. Bertolizzi’s bridge music will be playing. Info: 845-255-7742 or visit Commons Theater, 300 Vineyard Ave, Highland, free.



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