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

Saturday 10/18

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: 845-679-4265 or visit for more information.

Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain Hiking Club: Hike Mt Beacon via alternative routes. Strenuous. Leader: Tom Amisson Contact leader by email to confirm and for meetup info. Beacon.

8:30AM-3PM Defensive Driving Course. To register for the course call Bill Owens at Safety Education (845) 756-2481. Staatsburg Library, 72 Old Post Rd, Staatsburg, $38.

9AM-12PM YMCA Bike It! 2014. For kids aged 10-14. Bike all over. The program will continue through 11/8. Noone is turned away for financial reasons. Reg reqr’d. Info: or 845-338-3810, x102. YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, 507 Broadway,

9AM Object de Junque. Vintage items, jewelry, clothing, organic veggies. Something for everyone! 679-6744. Woodstock Flea Market, Maple Ln, Woodstock.

9AM-5PM Fall Harvest Weekends. Live bands, hay-rides, barbecue, cider donuts, pumpkin picking (starting in late Sept) and lots of delicious, Eco-Certified apples for picking. Info: or 845-897-4377. Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction.

9AM-10:30AM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Saturday, 9-10:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rte 212, Woodstock.

9AM-2PM Heart of the Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market. Offering local produce, fruit, specialty/farm items - wine, honey, pickles, condiments, hot sauce, homemade pasta & sauce, jams & jellies, cheese, cured meats, eggs, baked goods, woven baskets & kitchenitems, vendors - crafts, unique & specialty items. Info: or 616-7824 Cluett Schantz Park, 1801-1805 Rt. 9W, Milton.

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

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.

9AM-2PM Kingston Farmers’ Market. Wall St, Kingston.

9AM-3PM Yard Sale- Chili Sale- Pie Sale. Yard Sale Items. Homemade chili ( by the quart). Homemade pies ( apple and pumpkin ). Katsbaan Reformed Church, 1801 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties.

9AM-2PM AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Certification. Designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Res.Reqr’d. Info: 475-9742. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Joseph Tower Auditorium, 45 Reade Pl, Poughkeepsie, $75.

9AM-5PM New York State Sheep and Wool Family Festival. 300 fiber artists and crafts galore, amazing sheepherding demonstrations and sheepdog trials, a petting zoo, hay maze. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck.

9AM-5PM The Peanuts - Pumpkin Patch Express. Catskill Mountain RR, Westbrook Lane Station, Kingston. Tix at 866-468-7630 or For more info 845-688-7400.

9AM Guided Hikes on the Art Trail. Kaaterskill Falls and Catskill Mt House. Moderate Hike. Reservations required. Info: Thomas Cole Historic Site, 218 Spring St, Catskill, $17.

9AM-12PM Mohonk Preserve- History at the Lime Kiln. A moderate, 2-mile hike on the newly acquired Giant’s Ledges parcel in Rosendale. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Reservations are required. Info: 845-255-0919. Rosendale, $12.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 687-7023.

10AM-4PM Art in the Wild - Naturally Inspired Trailside Creations. An outdoor art exhibit of playful sculptures and installations by regional artists relating art and nature in ways that help people deepen their appreciation of both. Free. 845-534-5506, x204, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Muser Dr, Cornwall.

10AM-4PM Olde Time Library Fair. Eat some homemade goodies, win prizes, get crafty. Bring the kids for story times, take a tablet class, and enjoy live music and demonstrations. Info: 845-338-2092. Hurley Library, 44 Main St, Hurley, free.

10AM Fall Colors Hike - Guided Trail Hike of Mount Guardian at Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Join NYSDEC-licensed Hiking Guide, Dave Holden, for our last guided walk of the 2014 series of educational and enjoyable hikes on the beautiful Byrdcliffe Mount Guardian Trail. Meet at the Byrdcliffe Theater Parking Lot, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock. $10 donation per person.

10AM-4PM St. James’ Annual Tea Room and Craft Fair. Enjoy tea and a heavenly treat, and find that special handmade gift. Gift basket raffles. Info: 845-229-2820. St. James’ Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

10AM-2PM Red Hook Village Farmers’ Market. Offering organically grown local produce, pastured meats and eggs, baked goods, cheeses, pickles, wine, flowers, honey, jams, soap and other great local products.On-going Saturdays 10am-2pm thru October. Across from the Village Hall, South Broadway at Prince, Red Hook.

10AM-12PM Saturdays at the Woods (9/27-11/15). Big Books/Bigger Voices for youth ages 4, 5 & 6 is an excellent introduction to the arts designed to inspire creative expression through storytelling, art, music, and games. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, $90, $12 /per session.

10AM Stair Galleries, Auction Preview. Get inside a real auction house to preview Stair Galleries upcoming auction, understand how auctions work, and learn to enjoy the auction experience. Info: 518-822-1438. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson.

10AM-12PM Learning in the Garden Workshop Series. End the Season Right- Gardening and Tools. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. Info: 845-340-3990, x335 or SUNY Ulster, Xeriscape Garden, Stone Ridge, free.

10AM-2PM Junk in the Trunk Sale. Vendors will park their cars & display their treasures.$10 Car/Van/Pick-UpFMI, or to Reserve a Spot call 845-246-7846. St. John The Evangelist Church, 915 New York 212, Saugerties.

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Open every Saturday, 10am-9pm. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10AM-3PM Mohonk Preserve Singles and Sociables Outing - Millbrook Mountain. Aged 18 and above. No reservations required. A moderate, 7-mile hike led by Art Raphael (845-255-5367). Info: 845-255-0919. Mohonk Preserve, Visitor Center, New Paltz, $12.

10AM-2PM Saugerties’ Farmers Market. Offering fruits & vegetables, greens, herbs, asparagus, apples, pastured meats &poultry, eggs, fresh-caught fish, local cheeses, baked goods (bread and pastries, including gluten-free), jams & pickles, & artisanal foods. 115 Main St.Parking Lot - Across from Cahill School, Saugerties.

10:30AM-11:30AM Free African Drum Instruction. Bring a drum or share one of Kuumba’s. Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am through 12/13. Info: 518-822-1438. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson.

10:30AM Super Saturday Story Adventures. Special guests and activities. Info: 845-679-2211 or Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

10:30AM Community Resiliency Day. Morning forum. Open house from 12 to 3pm where local human service organizations will be present to provide information about community services. Info: 845-334-7281 or Alcoa Fastening Systems, 1 Corporate Dr, Kingston.

10:30AM Tree identification leaf walk. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan.

11AM-1PM Free Acting and Improv Workshop. Offered by Blue Horse Repertory Company’s Acting School. Open to adults of all abilities. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845 721-2493 or Spencertown Academy, Spencertown.

11AM-3PM Mid-Hudson Orchid Society Fall Orchid Show & Sale. Education for beginners at 1pm. Orchid experts available all day for your questions. Info: Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh, free.

11AM-4PM Samascott’s Corn Maze. 7-acre maze. Find all 8 hidden punch stations throughout the maze and receive a free soft ice cream or $1 off any hard ice cream. Samascott’s Garden Market, 65 Chatham St, Kinderhook, $7, free /4 and under.

11AM-4PM Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. A shelter for over 300 pigs, goats, sheep, cows & chickens. Meet the animals, hear their heartwarming stories and walk away with a deeper understanding of who they are. Tours every Sat & Sun - 11:30am, 1:15pm, 3pm.$10 /adults, $5/ kids 12 & under. Info: or 679-5955. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, 35 Van Wagner Rd, Willow.

11AM Delaware & Ulster Railroad Train Rides. Two-hour round trip excursion. Every Saturday and Sunday, through the end of October. 11am & 2pm from Arkville to Roxbury. Info: 586-DURR. Rt 28, Arkville.

11AM-6:15PM Oktoberfest. Features authentic German and German-American entertainment in the beauty of the northern Catskills in autumn. Our modern celebration of the harvest features plenty of vendors, free crafts for the kids. Info: Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Hunter.

11:45AM-1PM Family African Dance. Saturdays, 11:45am-1pm through 12/13. Info: 518-822-1438. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson, $5.

12PM-6PM The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. Self-guided tour of the private garden of Duncan & Julia Brine in Pawling. No reservations required; rain or shine. Info: or (888) 842-2442 for locations. Hudson Valley, $5 /per garden, free.

12PM-6PM Oktoberfest 2014. German food, traditional entertainment & artisan crafts. Info: or 845-786-2791. Bear Mountain State Park, Seven lakes Dr, Bear Mountain.

12PM-4PM Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and Reception. Patrons may enjoy seasonal refreshments while browsing local crafts and art. Not-to-be-missed is a rare paper cuts demonstration by designer Yvonne Laube at 1pm. Info: or 845-758-1653. American Gifts Gallery & Showroom, Rt 199, Red Hook.

12PM-6PM 1st Annual ‘Apple Pressing Party! Guests will get to make their own fresh cider using our hand press and the same locally grown apples we use in our spirit. Info: 518-537-6820. Hudson Valley DistillersSpirits Grove Farm, 1727 Route 9, Clermont, free.

12:30PM Rally Round the Flag. A Patriotic benefit concert tribute to the Hudson Valley’s Civil War Volunteers through ballads, stories, poems and campfire songs. 77th New York Regimental Balladeers, Civil War Reenactors will perform on Bannerman Island. Info & or call 855-256-4007. Beacon Institute Dock, Beacon, $35.

1PM Met Live in HD: Le Nozze di Figaro. Info: 845473-5288 or Ulster Performing Arts Center, Broadway, Kingston.

1PM Byrdcliffe Colony Tour: Ulster County Cultural Heritage Week.Join the spirited and knowledgeable Henry T. Ford, Byrdcliffe’s Board Chair, for a walking tour of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, established in 1902. Don’t miss the tour’s high point: a peek into the “secret studio” at White Pines. Meet at the Byrdcliffe Theater Parking Lot, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock. Admission free.

1PM Mohonk Preserve - How Did the Rope Get Up There? History and Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing. No reservations required. Info: 845-255-0919. Mohonk Preserve, Trapps Bridge, New Paltz, $12.

1PM Fall Foliage Tea at Wilderstein. A festive afternoon with fine tea and an assortment of homemade delectables. Also included is a tour of the Wilderstein mansion & 2014 special exhibition. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-876-4818. Wilderstein Historic Site |, 330 Morton Rd, Hyde Park.

1PM-3PM Saturdays at the Woods (9/27-11/15). Creative Voices - Creative Writing for youth in grades 2-6 will teach the art of storytelling through the themes and ideals of 1960’s. Creative expression, empathy, civic engagement, and point-of-view will all beexplored. Info: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, $100, $15 /per session.

1PM Minecraft Game Tournament. Bring a laptop if you have one. Open to all ages. Please call the library to register. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan.

2PM-7PM Hudson Valley Blues & Jazz Fest. Live music bands and Slam Allen will perform. Music, dancing, food, prizes and an auction will provide fun for the whole family. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Skea Lodge, Campbell Hall, $35, free /child.

2PM African Drumming Moustapaha Diedhiou, a native of Senegal and New Paltz resident, is a master drummer and educator. Part concert, part drumming workshop for families. Info: 845-255-1559 or Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

2PM Gallery Talk: Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014 with exhibiting artists Adriana Farmiga, Holly Hughes, and Mike McGregor. Open to all. Info: 845-257-3830 or SUNY New Paltz, Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, free.

2PM The Philadelphia Story. Written by Philip Barry and directed by Brendan Burke. (Alumni Matinee - Open to the Public). Info: SUNY New Paltz, Parker Theatre, New Paltz, $18, $16 /senior, $10 /student.

2PM Free Meditation Instruction. On-going every Saturday, 2pm in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

2:30PM-6PM Super Saturdays. Francesca Warnes will be on hand to offer arts and crafts, games, and fun. From time to time they’ll have special guest artists with different programs such as circus arts, nature walks. Info: 845-254-5469 or Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill.

3PM-6PM KeepSafe Project Auction To benefit cheetahs and other endangered species. The “keep safe” boxes, fashioned out of repurposed cigar boxes, will be auctioned. Hosted by Karen Michel, NPR radio journalist. Info: Millbrook School, Millbrook.

4PM-7PM Oktoberfest Dinner. $15/adults, $12/srs, $5/child. Take-outs available. Info: 845-331-7099. Reformed Church of Bloomington.

4PM The 8th Annual MHACGC Pumpkin Walk. Family entertainment begins at 4. Pumpkin Walk begins at 6 pm. Info: or 518-828-4619, x302 SUNY Columbia Greene, Hudson, $6.

4PM Talk & Book Signing: Charles and Mirella Affron, authors of Grand Opera, The Story of the Met. Info: 845-679-8000. Golden Notebook, Tinker St, Woodstock.

4PM-6PM “Meet the Artists” Reception, Exhibition and Live Auction. Wine reception begins at 4pm, with live auction of wet canvases starting at 5 pm. Refreshments and live music. Info: 518-671-6213 or Olana State Historic Site, Wagon House Education Center, Hudson. $10.

4PM Book Club. The Circle By Dave Eggers. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan.

5PM Reading by Gail Godwin, novelist. Free. Info: 845-679-2213. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

5PM-8PM Rhinebeck ArtWalk. Every third Saturday of each month, 5-8pm. Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck.

5PM Writers Omi. Reading followed by reception and barbecue. Admission is free, but donations for dinner are invited. Info: or 518-392-4747. Omi International Arts Center |, 1405 County Rt 22 , Ghent.

5:30PM Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner. Complete with all the trimmings. $12/adults,$6/childre 4+, free/4 & under. Take-out dinners available. For reservations, call 845-246-7186 or 845-246-7022. Atonement Lutheran Church, 100 Market St, Saugerties.

6PM Teen Groups with Jake. Sat. evenings. For kids to hang out and play games, fooze ball, basket ball etc. Info: 1-877-576-9931. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, free.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: “Movement..Flow” Paintings, Installation, Photography, Montages. Exhibits through 11/16. Info: 845-757-2667 or Tivoli Artists Gallery, 60 Broadway, Tivoli.

6PM-10PM Opening Reception: “The Art of Interiors.” An art exhibit focused on the element of home design with interior designers, architects, and craftsmen spotlighting their work. A jazz concert by The Daybreak Ensemble at 6pm. Info: 845-331-0191 Cornell Street Studios, 168 Cornell St, Kingston, $15.

6PM Zombie Crawl. Village of Saugerties.

7PM Live Music featuring Brian Daugherty. Info: 845-255-9463. Robibero Family Vineyards, 714 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz.

7PM-8:30PM Third Saturday Christian Open Mic (Coffee House). Come play or to listen. Meets every third Saturday, 7pm. Doors open 6:30pm.Acoustic solo, duo, groups welcome, perform original Christian songs & hymns. Hosted by Patrick Dodge.Refreshments available. Free will offering for Smile Train - Overlook United Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St, Info:, Woodstock.

7PM Movies with Spirit “Nebraska” (2013) - When a father (Bruce Dern) and his adult son (Will Forte) embark on a journey to claim a million-dollar prize, what begins as a fool’s errand becomes a search for the road to redemption. Rated R. Info: 845-389-9201 or St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston, $5, free /under 12.

7PM Big Band Jazz Fest. Featuring the Big Bang Jazz Gang and the New York Swing Exchange Info: 845-341-4891. SUNY Orange, Orange Hall Theatre, Middletown, $15, $10 /senior/staff, free /student.

7PM Peter Yarrow. Performance and book-signing, Peter, Paul, and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life. Info: 845-876-2903. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinebeck, $10.

7PM Live at Kindred Spirits: Acoustic Jazz featuring Grammy winner Malcolm Cecil on bass, guitarist Steve Raleigh, pianist Peter Tomlinson, NYC saxophonist Al Guart and local guest artists. No cover or minimum! Kindred Spirits, 334 Rte 32A, Palenville, 518-678-3101.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Simone Felice. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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.

7PM-9PM El Rancho Deluxo’s Cuban Blues. Every third Saturday. Info: 845-246-5306. Café Mezzaluna, 626 Rt 212, Saugerties.

7:30PM “Beyond a Simple Folk Song”, A concert of new music presented by The Hudson Valley Folk Guild. Info: 845-229-0170, or Unitarian Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie, $6, $5 /senior.

7:30PM BalletNext. Info: or 845-757-5106 Ext 10. Kaatsbaan Studio Theatre, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, $30, $10 /child, $10 /student rush w/ID.

7:30PM Leaf Peeper Concert: “String Music From Three Centuries” - Sanford Allen on violin, Daniel Panner on viola, and Fred Zlotkin on cello. Info: 518-392-4991 or St.James Church, 129 Hudson St, Chatham, $25.

7:30PM Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles. 2nd set at 9pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7:30PM Albany Symphony Orchestra. Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique.” Info: 518-465-4663. Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, $90, $70, $45.

7:30PM The Cupcakes in Concert. Elly Wininger, Janice Hardgrove and Lyn Hardy blend their lovely voices in songs that are funny, bluesy, upbeat and always provocative. Info: 845.254.5469. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill.

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 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 Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack. Info: Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf.

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

8PM Passero. Info: 845-331-2662 or AIR Studio Gallery, 71 O’Neil St, Kingston.

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

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 Rosanne Cash. Info: 845-473-2072. Ulster Performing Arts Center, Broadway, Kingston, $74 /golden circle, $54.

8PM Doug Robinson Slide Show. Info: 845-255-1311 or Rock and Snow, 44 Main St, New Paltz.

8PM John Waters Live. One man show: “ This Filthy World, Volume 2.” A Benefit Performance for Basilica Arts + the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. Info: 518-822-1050 or www.basilicahudson. Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front St, Hudson.

8PM Laugh Out Loud for Hunger: a benefit for the food pantry at St. John’s Reformed Church. Beverages and snacks provided. Info: 845-876-6488. St. John’s Reformed Church, 126 Old Post Rd, Red Hook, $35.

8PM Rosanne Cash Band. Info: 845473-5288 or Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $74 /golden circle, $54.

8PM Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Jazz Masters: Jazz piano star Aaron Diehl and special guest artist, Steve Nelson, a vibraphonist will appear. Info: or 518-263-2000. Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter, $30, $25 /senior, $7 /student.

9PM The Bush Brothers. Info: www.687-2699 or High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

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.

10PM Sharon Breslau / Pauly Shore. The Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, 679-5342.



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