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

Tuesday 10/7

8:30AM-5:15PM Building Local Capacity for Watershed Restoration: Investing in Wastewater and Stormwater for Sustainability and Resilience. Featuring Dr. John Todd, Fran Dunwell. Reg reqr’d. Info: 518-469-4748, mcunningham@hudsonwatershed.org or www.hudsonwatershed.org. FDRPresidential Library, Hyde Park, $70.

9AM-10AM Senior Dance Exercise with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock.

9:30AM Serving and Staying in Place. SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 255-5970. Plaza Diner, New Paltz.

10AM-11:30AM Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! Info: 679-6250. $13/oneclass or $20/two classes. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston.

10AM Preschool Story Hour. Do a craft activity, read some books, do yoga, sing, make music together, and make a parade through the library. All are welcome! Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan.

10AM-1PM Food Bank Farm Stand. Break out your cutting board, and grab a peeler. Bring your shopping bag. The farm stand will be giving out free, Hudson Valley farm-donated fruits and vegetables every Tuesday between 10am-1pm, under the farm market tent, rightoutside of People’s Place. Info: 845-534-5344, x 112. People’s Place food pantry and thrift store, 17 St. James St, Kingston.

11AM Catskill’s Lark in The Park: Welcome Walk at Thorn Preserve.  A guided tour of the 60-acre’s walking paths, with discussion of future plans of this valuable community resource, including a discussion of the grassland ecology - butterfly/bird habitat. More info at: woodstocklandconservancy.org. Meet at 55 John Joy Rd, Woodstock.

11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch & Learn Series: Keeping Our Hudson Valley Thriving. Charlie North, the longtime President and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, will speak. Info: 845-471-0430. Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 South Grand Ave, Poughkeepsie, $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.

12PM-6PM Spirit Guide Readings with psychic medium Adam Bernstein. . Receive messages from spirit guides and deceased loved ones and benefit from the divine wisdom they have to offer. Info: 845- 679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $75 /1hr, $40/1/2 hr.

1PM Petite Picasso! Toddlers paint up a storm. Children should come “dressed for a mess” though smocks (and splat mats) are provided. Meets every Tuesday, 1pm. Info: 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

2PM-4PM Office of Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess), will have Representatives available to answer questions, provide information and discuss any concerns. Info: 845-338-9610. West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

3PM Nursing Information Session. Session will provide information on the admissions process, the program curriculum including pre-requisites and co-requisites, as well as new testing requirements. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-687-5022 or www.sunyulster.edu. SUNY Ulster, Hasbrouck Hall, Stone Ridge.

4PM Early Reader Story Hour. Learning to read activities. Info: 845-679-2211 or www.woodstock.org. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock.

4:30PM Grant Program Information Session. Learn more about the program guidelines, what projects may be eligible for funding, how to develop a compelling grant application and what steps are needed to apply. Reg reqr’d. Info: www.tinyurl.com/2015-Info-Seminar. The Falcon, 1348 Rt 9W, Marlboro.

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 William Starr Lecture: Alison Bechdel. Presenting Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, was chosen as the freshman common reading for Vassar’s class of 2018. Info: www.vassar.edu. Vassar College, Main Building, Villard Room, Poughkeepsie.

5:30PM Book Reading: Alison Bechdel. Author of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Info: www.info.vassar.edu. Vassar College, Main Building, Villard Room, Poughkeepsie.

5:30PM Phoenicia Community Choir. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Tuesdays, 5:30pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Wesleyan Church, basement, Main St, Phoenicia.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Tuesday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6PM-9PM Food Preservation Workshop Series: Pressure Canning to preserve all your Low Acid Foods: Tomatoes. Info: www.cceulster.org or 340-3990, x 326. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St, Kingston, $25 /workshop, $100 /all 5 workshops.

6:30PM Craft Night- Sara creates a new project with tweens & teens ages 8-13. Tuesdays, Info: 845-691-2275 or www.highlandlibrary.org. Highland Public Library, 30 Church St, Highland.

7PM Open Mic with Chrissy Budzinski. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

7PM Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Richard Louv’s Nature Deficit Disorder. Hosted by Professors’ Glenn Geher (psychology), Brian Obach (sociology), Kate McCoy (educational studies), and Alisha Mai McNamara from Wild Earth. Info: 845-257-7869 or www.newpaltz.edu. SUNY New Paltz, Honors Center, New Paltz.

7PM-10PM Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. 452-3232. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder. Sign-up at 6:30pm. Info: 518-828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

7PM-8:30PM Weekly Opportunity Workshop . Meets every Tuesday night, 7pm-8:30pm.Free to attend: learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz.

7PM QSY Society Amateur Radio Club’s September Meeting. Open to the public. Info: 914-582-3744, n2skp@arrl.net or www.qsysociety.org. East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, free.

7PM-8:30PM Singing Just for Fun! New Paltz Community Singers. Everyone welcome, everyone gets to choose songs. Going 20+ years. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Info: genecotton@gmail.com. Quaker Meeting House, 8 N. Manheim Blvd, New Paltz.

7PM Woodstock: Meeting of Middle East Crisis Response. The Middle East Crisis Response is a group of Hudson Valley residents joined together to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East.Woodstock Public Library,5 Library Ln,Woodstock, Info: 845 876-7906 or www.mideastcrisis.org.

7:15PM Song of the New Earth. Local musicians / sound-healers will make an appearance at an after screening discussion and “audience tuning.” Info: www.rosendaletheatre.org or 845-658-8989. Rosendale Theatre, Main St, Rosendale, $7.

7:30PM-9:30PM Life Drawing Sessions at Unison. Tuesday and Thursdays, on-going. Info: 845-255-1559 or www.unisonarts.org. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $48 /4 classes, $13 /per class.

8PM Open Mic Nite Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat - only $8. Info: 688-2444 or www.emersonresort.com. Catamount Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant.

8PM Beki Brindle and the Hotheads. Info: 679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8:45PM Karl Allweier’s Open Mic. Sign up at 8:45pm. Every week beer specials, bar snacks and a good time available. Info: 845-876-0590 or www.the rhinecliff.com. The Rhinecliff Restaurant, Rhinecliff.

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