Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (October 9-18)

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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.

How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar:

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 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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Catskill’s Lark in The Park (thru 10/14). Hiking, paddling, mountain biking or road cycling, backpacking, fishing, natural history walks, birding, , writing or photography workshops, lectures & educational events. For complete details log onto:

Sign-Up Now! 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: $240When: Wednesdays, October 1-November 5, 12-2pm. Ilyse’s Office: 231 Clinton Ave , Kingston. Class size limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration required. For more information please call Ilyse at 845-331-6381 or

Join Dr. Connie Numbers for Two Workshops: “Living Your Soul”: The art of remembering who you are (10/25, 9:30am-4pm); & “Self Love”: The art of showing up for yourself (10/26, 9:30am-4pm). Both workshops will help you gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of yourself and others and discover the necessary steps to living a happier, fulfilling and more empowered life. Info: 1099 Morton Blvd, Kingston.

Register Now! 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Information Forum (10/17). Info: or SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge, Stone Ridge.

Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Help release the past using gentle energetic healing techniques. Meets the first Saturday of every month from 11:30 1:00 pm, $15. Dates: 11/1, 12/6 - New Paltz Healing Arts. For more information and to register, contact Cindy at 845-282-6400 or .

Kingston O+ Festival 2014 (10/10-10/12. This year’s “Correspondence”-themed festival features more than 40 bands and 20 visual artists, kickoff parade on Friday night, wellness ExpO+, children’s programming, and ExplO+re — classes in Yoga, Gong Sound Healing, Meditation, Dance and QiGong. New events for 2014 include the community reading of published correspondence while sketching tableau culled from a robust antique collection, Tin Roof Sessions, a dance party in collaboration with Chronogram magazine, a mural-to-mural bike ride for all ages, and a 50-mile bike ride for cycling enthusiasts.$30/adv, $35/wkend access pass. Info & tix:

The 15th Woodstock Film Festival (10/15-10/19). Events will take place all around Woodstock, with added events in Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Saugerties and Kingston. For full list of events or tix: 679-4265 or visit for more information.

Theater Improv Games for Everyone. Access the joyful, fearless you! Starts10/27, 7-9pm, four classes $90, Kingston. Class limited to 4-5 people. Call Kathleen Donovan at 845-684-5219.

Bakers Wanted! Register Now! For the Special Holiday Edition of Safe Harbors of the Hudson Cupcake-a-Palooza. The event will be held Sat, 10/25, 12pm - 4pm. There is a nominal $10 charge for bakers. Info: 845-784-1110 or Lobby at the Ritz Theater, Newburgh.

Bus Trip to Lee Outlets (11/11). The Friends of the Kingston Library are sponsoring a bus trip to the Lee Premium Outlets in Massachusetts. Info: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

Call for Artists: ArtESOPUS 2014. ECC will provide 8” x 8” canvases to artists at designated pick-up locations. Artists will return panels by 11/7. Benefits Esopus Creek Conservancy. Info: or SebSi Studio, 252 Main St, Saugerties.

Audition Notice: La Cage Aux Folles. Up In One Productions presents this musical La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein. Dates: 10/25, 1pm & 10/26, 7pm. Callbacks will be 10/27. Performance dates: 2/7 – 3/22. For further information contact Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. No appointment necessary. All parts are open.

Flooding - Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program - Meeting for Phoenicia & Mt Tremper Residents. The residents of Phoenicia and Mt. Tremper are urged to attend the first of several public meetings to identify and implement solutions to frequent flooding in the hamlets.The Town is undertaking a local flood analysis to: 1) determine the causes of flooding and evaluate mitigation options using engineering studies; and 2) design and implement projects to alleviate flooding and reduce hazards. The process focuses on beneficial, feasible, and community supported solutions.Hamlet residents are invited to attend and communicate their flooding experiences and suggest solutions to flooding. For a successful outcome, public input is required.A meeting for Phoenicia residents will be held Tuesday, 10/14, 6:30-8:30pm at the Parish Hall, Main St, Phoenicia and a meeting for Mt. Tremper residents will be held 10/20, 6:30-8:30pmt the Emerson Resort and Spa, Rt 28, Mount Tremper. Info: 845-688-3047                 or

Empowering Ellenville will be hosting several events: Free Legal Clinics for all cases in need of legal advice. Call for an appointment or watch for our signs indicating date of clinics;     It’s Back to School! Free tutoring by appointment; Homework Clubs & After School Kid Sitters from 3-6pm, Monday- Friday by appointment; Spark Imaginations with Mary Burkhart of the Alynwood Academy in Hancock, NY on Sat. mornings, twice monthly; Big Brothers and Big Sisters travel to Ellenville connecting with Ellenville kids in need of mentorship. Free lunches and activities; Parent Advocacy…….Parents of Special Need’s Children: Know the Laws and Lingo of the CSE, 504, IEP, IDEA world etc; & Intern Robin will be holding Health and Nutrition Classes…dates to be announced working in conjunction with County BOCES…. Info: 877 576-9931. Empowering Ellenville,159 Canal St, Ellenville.

Designer’s Needed: Animalkind’s Fab Fashion Show (10/26. Designers, models & volunteers needed. If you are interested please contact Ryder at: Club Helsinki, Hudson.

Joseph Garlock Exhibition & Programs. “An Immigrant’s Gift to America”  Paintings 1949-1980 Exhibit. Show will run through 10/19. A Night of Story Telling, l0/14, 6-8pm, an opportunity for the community to share stories of their own & families’ history & journey to America. Info: 845-679-2218 or Gallery Lev Shalem, Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Tnpk, Woodstock.

Upcoming: The United Methodist Church of Shady Roast Beef Dinner & Bake Sale (10/11, 5& 6:15 pm). Dinner complete with all the trimmings! Take-outs available from 5 to 6:45 pm. Adults $13 Children $7. Reservations: 340-1599 or 845-679-2982. Shady United Methodist Church, Rt 212 & Church Rd, Shady.

Sculpture Exhibition: “Park Peacocks Run Wild.” A three-month art exhibition that will benefit Kingston Kinderland II, a new playground to be built at Forsyth Park, by volunteers on 4/ 22-426, 2015. At the conclusion of the 3-month exhibition, the 22 peacocks — will be auctioned off on 10/26 at noon at the Garden Plaza Hotel in Kingston. The Junior League has partnered with the community to bring this exhibit to life. Artists include professional artists, art students, hobbyists, and preschoolers. Peacocks are displayed in front of sponsorship businesses, organizations and schools throughout the Uptown, Midtown and Rondout areas of Kingston.

Register Today! Half Moon Theatre’s Fall Schedule: The Creative Drama Class, Tuesdays, 5-5:45pm; Acting Workshop for Adults - for dates, times and to register: or Half Moon Theatre, 2515 South Rd, Poughkeepsie.

Call for ART: Holiday Crafting Show. Fine Art and crafts, cards, prints. All Under $100. Drop Off 11/17, 11/18. Info: Red Hook Community Arts Network, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook.

Sign Up Now! Bus Trip to See “ If/Then” (10/19). Deadline to register 10/3. Board the bus at 10am for matinee performance at 3pm at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th St. Mount St Mary College, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, $130.

Annual Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger Fundraising Dinner (10/16, 6pm). Guest speaker - Astronomer Bob Berman, author of ZOOM: How Everything Moves published by Little Brown. Diamond Mills, Saugerties. Info: 845-338-8666.

Register Now! Fourth Annual A Day at Vassar(10/18) . Events include lectures, art exhibits and a concert. Pre-registration is required by10/7. Info: 845-437-5484 or Vassar College, Main Building, Villard Room, Poughkeepsie, $15.

Bradford Graves Sculptures. Works of Bradford Graves ( 1939 - 1998). Open til the end of October. $5/suggested donation. Five acres with viewing more than 200 sculptures on display. The outdoor pieces in the Mirror Pavilion features 15 of Graves’ sculpture. Byappointment only. Info: 230-0521 or or call for location, Kerhonkson.

Volunteers Needed! Volunteers will come together with Habitat Volunteers on October 25th to repair and refurbish over 40 homes in the north side of Poughkeepsie. Info: or 845-475-9336. Poughkeepsie.

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, 11/5, 12/3. To register: call Doris 339-2071 or email: or Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Ave, Kingston.

Writing about Place. Teaching the Hudson Valley invites students to write about places in the region that are special to them. Top scorers receive funds to cover transportation and admission fees so they can share their place with classmates. Deadline 11/10. Details: or 845-229-9116,x 2035.

Bridge Music Music by Joseph Bertolozzi using only the sounds of the Mid Hudson Bridge. Listening Stations on the pedestrian sidewalk of the Mid Hudson Bridge open from dawn to dusk. Info: Mid Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie.

Eighth Annual ArtEast Open Studio Tour (10/18 & 10/19 and 10/25 & 10/26, 11am-5pm). Event is free. For details: Dutchess County.

BUFF (Beacon Underground Film Festival’s Opem Call for Film & Video Submissions. Info: 617-281-4616 or All submissions to the Beacon Underground Film Festival . Any style or genre will be accepted with no limit on theme or content. Festival will take place on 11/8 at Beacon Yoga, 464 Main St, Beacon. Info: Beacon.

Medicare Open Enrollment, (10/15-12/7) If you would like assistance to make a change in your Medicare coverage call Office for the Aging to set up an appointment 845-340-3456. Kingston.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats – 10/13,10/20 -Newburgh; 10/14, 10/21, and 10/ 28 - Monroe; 10/15, 10/22, and 10/29 - Middletown; 10/23 -Fishkill; 10/ 27 -Monticello. Performed by appointment only, by NY state licensed veterinarians of The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.) mobile clinic. $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, and nail trim. Mamakating residents, $35 per cat. Warwick and Chester residents, $20 per cat. Also available for an additional fee: distemper vaccine, flea treatment, deworming, and microchipping. TARA now spays and neuters dogs in Middletown. Info: 845-754-7100 or

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Dogs – by appointment only every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Middletown. Males $120 and up; Females $150 and up; rabies vaccine included. Call 845-754-7100 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic – every Thursday 10am-2pm at 60 Enterprise Place in Middletown. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment necessary. Cash only. Bring dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. 1 year rabies vaccine $10. 3 year rabies vaccine $15. Distemper vaccine $15. Canine heartworm/lyme test $25. Flea treatment, dewormer, and other services available. Call 845-754-7100 for more information.




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