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

Friday 10/17

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.

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.

9AM-6PM Third Annual Plein Air Paint-out and Festival (10/16-10/18). Visitors may walk the property including over five miles of historic carriage drives, and converse with artists as they capture the numerous spectacular vistas. Info: 518-671-6213 or Olana State Historic Site, Wagon House Education Center, Hudson, free.

9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Town Hall, Main Room, Woodstock.

10AM-12PM Mohonk Preserve- Toddlers on the Trail: In Search of Signs of the Glaciers. Includes a 1.5-mile hike, and moves at a toddler’s pace. Reservations are required. Info: 845-255-0919. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, $12.

12:05PM-1:15PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Fire Co #1, Rt 212,Woodstock.

12:30PM-2PM Kingston Library Book Group. The October selection is “Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Info: 331-0155 or at Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

2PM Preschool Story Fun. This story time will help foster language and literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, and social development for ages 4-5 years. Info: 845-691-2275 or First Presbyterian Church of Highland, 26 Church St, Highland.

3PM Know Your Rights. Bethany Hicks, Director of Albany Law School’s Labor and Workers’ Rights Pro Bono Project, will discuss and answer questions about low wage workers’ legal rights, including the issues such of wage theft and employment conditions. Info: 845-758-3241.Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

3:30PM-6PM Anime Club. New Teen program! Watch an anime, geek-out about manga and comic books, have fun with cosplay, playing games or other activities, and enjoy tasty snacks Open to middle and high schoolers. Info: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus.

4PM Conservatory Special Event: Remembering the Genocide of European Roma during World War II. Panel discussion. Info: Bard College, La’szlo’ Z. Bito’ ’60 Conservatory Building, Annandale-on-Hudson, free.

4PM-7PM Gardiner Farmers’ Market. On-going every Friday, 4-7pm, thru October.Offering organically grown seasonal vegetables; Organic kimchi & veg pickle; Organic vegetable, herb & flowering plants; Organic free range meats & eggs; Organic artisan breads, pastries, puffs & pierogies: Local jams, jellies & candies; Local honey & honey products; & Green Mtn. Energy. Rail Trail, Info: 484-553-4602, Gardiner.

4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 246-4317, x 3.

5PM Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and Reception. Hosted by the Red Hook Chamber and American Gifts Gallery & Showroom owner Jen Bulay. Info: or 845-758-1653. American Gifts Gallery & Showroom, Route 199, Red Hook.

5PM-7PM Hyde Park Knights of Columbus’ Italian Night Dinner. Take-outs starting at 4:30PM. Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna or Spaghetti and Meat Balls. Info: 845-229-6111. Hyde Park Knights of Columbus’, Council Hall, 1278 Route 9G, Hyde Park, $12, $6 /12 & under.

5:30PM Kingston Buried Treasures Lecture Series: “The Burning of Kingston- The Phoenix Rises” by Hank Yost, member of First Ulster Militia re-enactors. Info: 845-340-3055 or Senate House Museum, Vanderlyn Gallery, 296 Fair St, Kingston.

6PM-9PM Friday Blues Happy Hour. Info: 845-853-8049. No cover. 21+ and dancing is encouraged! Uncle Willy’s Tavern and Kitchen, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

6PM-10PM Kingston’s Waterfront Night Market. Shops, galleries and restaurants on Lower Broadway in Kingston will host a mix of art, music, food, and wine in the form of a Parisian style antique market. Stroll and enjoy food with Night Market specials at participating Waterfront area restaurants. On-going every third Friday of each month through October. Info: 331-3902. Lower Broadway between Spring & West Strand, Kingston.

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-10PM American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR Renewal Course. A recertification course for BLS Healthcare provider. Designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, Physical Therapists, Dentists, Lifeguards and other Healthcare Professionals. Res.Reqr’d. Info & reservation: 475-9742. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Pl, Poughkeepsie, $50.

6:30PM Conservatory Special Event: Remembering the Genocide of European Roma during World War II. Mozart’s Requiem Conducted by Adam Fischer. Info: Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, free.

7PM-8:30PM Mohonk Preserve- Northern Saw-whet Owls: Mohonk’s Silent Visitor. Experience being up close and personal with these silent visitors. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Reservations are required. Info: 845-255-0919. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, $10.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: The Eddie Henderson Quintet. Opener: Kathleen Grace. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Live at Kindred Spirits: Acoustic Jazz featuring Frank Luther on bass, John Esposito on piano, Mike DeMicco on guitar, NYC saxophonist Al Guart and local guest artists. No cover or minimum! Kindred Spirits, 334 Rte 32A, Palenville, 518-678-3101.

7PM-9PM Healing with Crystal Elixirs with shamanic practitioner Mary Vukovic. Learn how Crystals and Water can be combined to create powerful vibrational medicines to assist in your healing and spiritual journey. Bring an empty dropper bottle. Info: 845- 679-2100.Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $20.

7PM Poetry Reading: Mike Jurkovic. He will read from his latest volume, Eve’s Venom. Info: 845-246-5775 Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

7PM St. James’ Episcopal Church 5th Annual Graveyard Tours. Tours every half hour, with the last tour at 8:30 pm. Not recommended for children under 5. Rain or shine. Res reqr’d. Info: St. James’ Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

8PM John Hiatt and the Combo. Info: 866-781-2922 or Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Event Gallery, Bethel.

8PM The Australian Pink Floyd Show. Set The Controls Tour. Info: or 518-465-4663. Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, $69.50, $39.50, $25.

8PM Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan. Info: Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf.

8PM Grounded. The personal and the political are indistinguishable in American playwright George Brant’s gripping one-woman play about a hot-rod fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Info: 845-255-1559 or Unison ArtsCenter, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

8PM The Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Insistent Grace. Info: Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $20, $10 /child.

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

8PM Side By Side By Sondheim. By Stephen Sondheim. Music by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, Richard Rodgers and Mary Rodgers. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Continuity by Ned Sherrin. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.

8PM Morton Acoustic Night: Pure Acoustic Music. Featuring: Todd Young and other amazing musicians. Info: or 845-876-2903. Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

8PM The Philadelphia Story. Written by Philip Barry and directed by Brendan Burke. Info: SUNY New Paltz, Parker Theatre, New Paltz, $18, $16 /senior, $10 /student.

8PM Does This Show Make Me Look Fat? Comdeian Cathy Ladman, takes you on her trip through life with anorexia in a staged reading of her new solo show, directed by Jolene Adams. Info: 323-313-8426 or SebSi Studio, 252 Main St, Saugerties.

8PM-9PM Historical Tours and Hidden Haunts. Learn about the buildings that stood out from others, their past “lives”, hidden haunts and secrets. Thru 12/31. Info: 845-246-4579. The House of New Beginnings, 249 Partition St, Saugerties, $16, $13 /senior/student.

9PM Riverfront Music Series. Live music featuring local singers and songwriters every Fri. and Sat. Info: 845-876-7442. China Rose, 1 Shatzell Ave, Rhinecliff, free.

9PM Chain Gang. Info: or 845-229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Co, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.



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