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

Wednesday 10/8

8:30AM Waterman Bird Club Field Trip: Dutchess Rail Trail. Call: Adrienne @ 845-264-2015. Web: www.watermanbirdclub.org. Titusville Rd parking lot, (behind Gold’s Gym), LaGrange.

9AM-10AM Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. Gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warmups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1donation requested. Fire Co. #1, Rt 212, Woodstock.

10:30AM Plumflower Toddler Story Time, with stories, songs, and art activities . Info: 845-679-2211 or www.woodstock.org. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock.

10:30AM The October Red Hook/Rhinebeck AARP Meeting. Social Hour at 10:30am, Meeting at 11:30am, Program at 12:30pm. Speaker is Joe Ryan from the Office for the Aging with a presentation on “Successful Aging”. All are welcome. 6368 Mill St, Rhinebeck.

11AM Exploring Stories with Toddlers. Explore stories, fingerplays, songs, activities and playtime for ages 2-3 years. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-691-2275 or www.highlandlibrary.org. First Presbyterian Church of Highland, 26 Church St, Highland.

11:30AM-1PM Nonviolent Communication Practice Group (NVC) in New Paltz. Learn Compassionate Communication as founded by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month, 11:30am-1pm. To register: PracticingPeace-NewPaltz.com. New Paltz.

12PM Rotary Club of Kingston Meeting. Fellowship, lunch, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. Meets every Wed at 12noon. Web: www.kingstonnyrotary.org. Christina’s Restaurant, 812 Ulster Ave, Kingston.

12PM-2PM If My Body Could Talk Writing Workshop by Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, Nutrition Therapist specializing in eating disorders. 6-week write & read. Through timed writing exercises participants will explore the relationship they have with food, body image, and disordered eating. Fee: $240. Wednesdays, thru 11/5, 12-2pm. Class size limited to 12pp. Pre-registration required. For more information call Ilyse at 845-331-6381 or www.IlyseSimonRD.com. Ilyse’s Office, 231 Clinton Ave, Kingston.

12:30PM “Incorporating Stories Into Your Fundraising Program.” Presented by: Leah Eustace, CFRE ~An audio/web conference. Reg reqr’d. Info: www.nynp.biz/…/3427-qincorporating-stories-into-your-fundraising-pro. Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Mackintosh Community Center, 147 Lake St, Newburgh, $20.

1PM-3PM Scrabble. Info: 845-876-4030 or www.starrlibrary.org. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St, Rhinebeck.

1PM The Sawkill Seniors Meeting. Gathering begins with a formal meeting format, followed by a raffle, socializing and refreshments. Then for those who wish to join in, there is a card game. All seniors are welcome. Town Hall, 905 Sawkill Rd, Kingston.

2PM Ribbon Cutting. Sawyer Savings Bank celebrates the opening of their new location. RSVP with Patricia at events@southernulsterchamber.org. Sawyer Savings Bank, 3515 Rt. 9W, Highland.

3PM-5PM Creepy Creations Weekly Workshops. Fahrenheit 451 -Flaming Book Cinemagraph (Big Read) Info: www.poklib.org or 845-485-3445 x 3320. Adriance Memorial Library, Strba Teen Room, Poughkeepsie.

3:30PM Math Regents Prep. Every Wed. @ 3:30pm Certified Math Teacher - Don’t fail Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, 877-576-9931.

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.

5PM-7PM Complete Streets Workshop in Ellenville to Outline Steps Towards a Safer and More Walkable and Bikeable Community. Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed & operated to enable safe access for all users. Info: www.cceulster.org or 845-340-3990. Wawarsing Town Hall, Court Room, 108 Canal St, Ellenville.

5PM-7PM Free Breast Cancer Screening. This event is for women between age 50 and 64. The screening is free for women without health insurance. Women with insurance can participate. Their insurance company will be billed. Dyson Center for Cancer Care, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie.Registration is required. Please call 845-483-6264.This event is sponsored by the Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley.

5:30PM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Everyone welcome. 845-679-9534. First Churchof Christ, Scientist, 89 Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM Bash of the Sex Books. Feturing Carl Frankel & Sheri Winston - sexmasters vs. sexcrafters. Hosted by Studio Stu. Free admission. Raffles. BSP, 323 Wall St, Kingston.

6PM-8PM Ukulele Circle. On-going every Wed, 6-8pm. Info: 845-657-2482 or outreach@olivefreelibrary.org. Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan.

6PM-9PM Art Uncorked Benefit & Auction. Benefiting The Dorsky’s Exhibitions and Programs. Info: www.newpaltz.edu/museum or 845-257-3844. The Century Association, 7 West 43rd St, New York City.

6PM-7PM Four- Week Intro to Blues & Balboa Dance (10/8-29). No partner or experience necessary. Instructors Linda and Chester. For more info visit www.got2lindy.com or call 845-236-3939. Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland, $75 /series.

6PM-7:30PM Creative Seed Support Group. For artists to voice their works inprogress in a supportive environment. For Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors.Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center. MeetsWednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Info: Patricebluemaltas@gmail.com or www.bluehealing.co. Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6PM Woodstock Community Chorale. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Wednesdays, 6pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Tinker St, Woodstock.

6:30PM Morton and The Big Read present 1984. Directed by British filmmaker Michael Radford, 1984 is the second film adaptation of the George Orwell novel. Info: 845-876-2903 or www.morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us. Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

7PM-9PM Shamanic Healing Journey through Sound and Meditation with Adam Kane and Al Romao. You will be bathed in healing vibrations from Tibetan Bowls, Drums, Rattles, Cymbals and various other indigenous instruments while Adam facilitates guided spirit work through medicine songs. Bring a blanket or mat, pen and journal. Info: 845- 679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30.

7PM-11PM Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission-no dues. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Café, Rosendale.

7:15PM Swan Lake. In HD with surround sound. Captured at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London in 2010. Info: www.rosendaletheatre.org. Rosendale Theatre, Main St, Rosendale, $10, $6 /12 and under.

7:30PM Story Slams: “Weathering the Storm.” Contestants deliver a five-minute story on a specified topic, with winners guaranteed a spot at next year’s Festival slam. Info: www.storyslams.com. Hudson Valley, $10.

7:30PM The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. Meets every Wednesday night, 7:30pm. An evening of singing, fun & fellowship.A male a cappella group that sings in the American “Barbershop Style”of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight reading not required. Info: wwwnewyorkerschorus.org. St. Andrews Church, 110 Overlook St, Poughkeepsie.

8PM JV Squad. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Free Movie Wednesday: Dancemaker (1998). Info:pshudson@publicationstudio.biz Publication Studio, 460 Main St, Catskill.

8:30PM Open Mic Blues Jam hosted by Petey Hop. Info: www.hydeparkbrewing.com or 229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

8:30PM-11PM Live at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company: Acoustic Jazz Trio with Syracuse/Siegel Duo + Special Featured Guest. Featuring Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. No cover or minimum! Info: 679-7969. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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