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

Thursday 10/9

7:30AM-9AM New Paltz Chamber Business Card Exchange. RSVP. Info: 845-255-0243 or info@newpaltzchamber.org. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $20.

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-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

9:30AM-10:30AM Senior Fit After 50 with Diane Collelo. Three-part class offering movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Town Hall, Woodstock.

10AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Fall Nature Strollers - A Hiking Group for Families with Young Children. A one-hour hike. Info: www. hhnaturemuseum.org or 845-534-5506 x204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $5.

10:15AM Toddlers with Miss Robbie. Info: 845-876-4030 or www.starrlibrary.org. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck, free.

10:30AM Catskill’s Lark in The Park: Trout Pond Instructional and Invasives Hike. Pre-register by October 8. For complete details log onto: catskillslark.org. Trout Pond, Roscoe.

11AM Preschoolers with Miss Robbie. Info: 845-876-4030 or www.starrlibrary.org. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck, free.

1PM-2PM Brain Games. Join this spirited group for games that will get your brain moving and shaking! Info: 845-876-4030 or www.starrlibrary.org. Starr Library, 68 W. Market St, Rhinebeck.

1PM Scrabble Group. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday, 1pm. Info: 845-657-2482 or outreach@olivefreelibrary.org. Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan.

1PM-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212, Woodstock.

2PM The Wappingers Falls Brain Games Class. Info: 845-297-3428 or www.grinnell-library.org. Grinnell Library, 2642 E Main St, Wappingers Falls.

3PM-7PM Arlington Farmers’ Market. More than 20 vendors selling local vegetables, fruits, honey, meat, wool products, baked goods, homemade soap, and jewelry. Info: www.arlingtonhasit.org#sthash.1Klpt4Gy.dpuf. Vassar Alumni Flats Lawn, Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

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-5PM Chess Club at Woodstock Library. For 7-12 yr olds. All levels, beginners welcome. Meets every Thursday thru November. Sign up is suggested by calling 845-679-2213. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

3:30PM Curator’s Gallery Talk: Imperial Augsburg. Featuring Patricia Phagan, Curator of Prints and Drawings. Info: 845-437-5237. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

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 Cultural Drumming with Gil. Every Thursday. Info: 1-877-576-9931. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, free.

5PM-9PM Late Night at the Lehman Loeb. Extended gallery hours. Info: 845-437-5237. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

5PM-6:30PM Dream Festival. Opening Reception: 100 Artists/ 100 Dreams Exhibition. Exhibits through 11/1. Info: www.laleonaarts.com. SUNY Dutchess, Milfred I. Washington Art Gallery, 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie.

5:30PM 2014 Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards. Starting with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres & auction at 5:30pm followed by seated dessert and awards presentation at 7pm.. Res reqr’d. Info: 845-454-3222 or www.artsmidhudson.org. Villa Borghese, 70 Widmer Rd, Wappingers Falls, $100.

6PM-7:30PM Word Cafe. A master class for readers and writers writing series hosted by Chronogram books editor Nina Shengold with guest teachers. $15/single class, $150 series of 12. Meets on Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, thru 11/30. Outdated: An Antique Café, 314 Wall St, Kingston.

6PM Book Reading and Signing: Guillermo Fesser. Author of “One Hundred Miles from Manhattan.” Info: www.redhooklibrary.org or 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

6PM Dr. Michael Schweppe. Reservations & info: 845-483-6088. Fishkill Ambulatory Surgery Center, 200 Westage Business Center, Fishkill.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Meets every Thursday, 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 Hudson Valley Playwrights. Workshops for writing plays. Every Thursday. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-876-5810 or racersplace@hotmail.com. RSVP. Info: 845-217-0734 or www.hudsonvalleyplaywrights.com. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

6:30PM Book Reading and Signing: Chrysler Szarlan, author of the “The Hawley Book of The Dead.” Info: 518-94 -8248. Germantown Library, Hover Room, 31 Palatine Park Rd, Germantown.

6:30PM-8:30PM Hudson Valley Playwrights Workshop. Open to newcomers and experienced playwrights. Meets on Thursdays. Info: hudsonvalleyplaywrights@gmail.com, or 845-217-0734. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

7PM One Night Only Gallery Showing: “Meetings With the Remarkable” works by Richard Corozine. Team Love Gallery, 9 Church St, New Paltz.

painting below: “Meetings With the Remarkable Number 6: Anne-Marie and Me, goodbye Goteborg, 1973” (48 x 72)

7PM-8PM Alateen Meeting. Alateen is for kids affected by someone else’s drinking. Open to ages 7-19. Info: 845-594-2864 or www.alanon.alateen.org. Overlook United Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St, Woodstock.

7PM Getting Published! Author, Julie Chibbaro will lead this workshop. Topics will include what it means to be published, how to match your work with the best publications, and how to find an agent and publisher. Reg reqr’d. Info: www.marlborolibrary.org. Marlboro Library, 1251 Rte 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Chris O’Leary Band. Info: 845-236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Opening Reception with Slide Lecture: Visiting Artist Grace Wapner, Recent Work. Exhibits through 11/7. Info: 845-687-5262. SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge, Stone Ridge.

7PM-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night. Info: 845-255-8811 or www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7:30PM An Evening of Spirit with James Van Praagh & Deborah King. Medium, clairvoyant, teacher, producer, and best-selling author, James Van Praagh with Master Healer, spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author, Deborah King. Info: 845-214-1400 Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, $99 /VIP, $49, $36.

7:30PM Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. Rescheduled from 4/10. Tickets for the original date will be honored for entry. Info: www.palacealbany.com or 518-465-4663. Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany.

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 Equivocation. Info: www.centerforperformingarts.org. Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck.

8PM Phil Vassar. Info: 866-781-2922 or www.bethelwoodscenter.org. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Event Gallery, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel.

8PM Heavy Trash. Rock ‘n’ roll revolutionaries, Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray. Info: 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

8:30PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch and Bill Keith. Info: 679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

9PM Late Night at the Lehman Loeb. Art Galleries and Exhibits. Enjoy extended gallery hours, refreshments, and entertainment. Info: 845-437-5632. Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie.

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