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

Sunday 10/12

Annual O+ Festival (10/10-10/12). A three day, community-run celebration of music, art and wellness. Locations at various venues throughout Kingston. Info: www. kingston.opositivefestival.org. Kingston.

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: catskillslark.org.

8AM-3PM Beacon Flea Market. More than 50 regular and one-time vendors sell a variety of items. Info: www.beaconflea.blogspot.com or 202-0094. Henry St parking lot, Beacon.

8:30AM Breathe Deep Albany a 5K Walk/Fun Run. Registration tables open at 8:30am. Program begins at 9:30am and the walk/fun run starts at 10am. Info: www.lungevity.org/albany or 518-567-8089. Crossings of Colonie, 580 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, $25, $15 /senior, $10

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

9AM-2PM Rosendale Summer Farmers’ Market. Live acoustic music and children’s activities at every Market! Rain or shine. Info: 658-8348; binnewaterbilly@gmail.com or 658-3805. 408 Main St (Rt213), Rosendale.

10AM Fall Foliage Half Marathon and 5K. The Half Marathon will start at 10am and the 5K will start at 10:20am. Registration suggested. Info: www.fallfoliagehalf.com Dutchess Country Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck.

10AM Taste of the Catskills Festival (10/11-12). A family-friendly event that showcases food, beer, crafts, & wine of the region. With a variety of vendors including farmers. Kids activities will include arts & crafts, pet the farm animals, sack races, egg tosses, puppets. Info: www.tasteofthecatskills.com. Maple Shade Farm, Delhi.

10AM-4PM “Quilts in the Valley” Quilt Show (10/11-10/12). This exhibit of over 200 quilted items includes bed quilts, wall hangings, home d‚cor, challenge block contest and clothing. Info: www.wiltwyckquilters.org or wqguild@aol.com. Rondout Valley Middle School, 122 Kyserike Rd, Accord, $7.

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, www.hhnaturemuseum.org. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Muser Dr, Cornwall.

10AM-5PM Belleayre Mountain Fall Festival (10/11 & 10/12). Live music, German fare food & beverages, Sky Ride, Kids Entertainment. Info: 845-254-5600. Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount.

10AM-1PM Dream Festival: Mural of Community Dreams. A community art project to create a visual tapestry of dreams created together by our local community in Kingston/Ulster County by assembling 50-60 5” square panels into a large mural. Workshops for artists 10+. R&F Paints, 84 Ten Broeck Ave, Kingston.

10AM John Burroughs Natural History Society: Sparrow Walk at the Farm.Let’s Look at Lichen. Please email lynn@bowderys.com if you are interested in coming. Destination to be determined. Info: www.jbnhs.org. Hudson Valley.

10AM-5PM Gardiner Open Studio Tour. 18 artists. Maps available online. Info: 845-255-3336, www.GOSTartists.org. Gardiner.

10AM-2PM Book Sale Columbus Day Weekend. Bag Sale, bargain basement prices will go into effect, with a bag of books selling for $8. Info: www.stoneridgelibrary.org Stone Ridge Library, Stone Ridge.

10AM-4PM Annual Fall Festival. A family- friendly event, benefits the Forsyth Nature Center includes vendors, food booths, demonstrations, silent auction, corn maze. Info: 845- 339-3053 orwww.forsythnaturecenter.org. Forsyth Nature Center, Lucas Ave, Kingston.

10AM-12PM Sunday Brunch @ The Falcon. Gustafer Yellowgold’s “The Tooth Will Set You Free” Tour. Info: www.liveatthefalcon.com or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

10:30AM-12PM Sunday Mornings in Service of Sacred Unity. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Guided by Amy McTear, Joseph Jastrab, Dahila Bartz Cabe & other musical guests. Info: 845-255-1559 or www.unisonarts.org. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $10.

10:30AM-12:30PM Minnewaska Preserve: Colors of the Ridge Hike. One-and-a-half-mile guided hike along the Beacon Hill Footpath and Beacon Hill Carriage Road. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Nature Center, Gardiner, $8 /per car.

10:30AM-12:30PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Sunday. Sitting and walking meditation with short teaching and discussion from Pema Chodron books or video. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

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-12:30PM 7th Annual Soup-a-Bowl Benefit Luncheon. Featuring local soup made and donated by select restaurants, hand-made pottery by local artisans, art, live music by the Roundabout Ramblers, raffle and silent auction. Info: www.farmproject.org, Alumnae House, VassarCollege, 161 College Ave, Poughkeepsie, $35, $10 /12 & under, free /4 & 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: www.WoodstockSanctuary.org or 679-5955. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, 35 Van Wagner Rd, Willow.

11AM-7PM Phoenicia Flea Marktet. Info: www.thegrahamandco.com. The Graham & Co, 80 NYS Route 214, Phoenicia.

11AM-6:15PM Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally. In conjunction with Oktoberfest. Info: www.Huntermtn.com. Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, 64 Klein Ave, Hunter.

11AM-2:30PM Catskill Animal Sanctuary Weekend Tours. Meet 300+ rescued farm animals on this beautiful 110-acre haven. Every Saturday and Sunday, through October. Info: 336-8447 or www.casanctuary.org. Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Rd, Saugerties.

11AM-5PM 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.

12PM-5PM Annual Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Festival. Pumpkin’s, pies, chili, stone soup, cider, food vendors, unique crafts and interesting environmental displays. Children’s activities, and music. Info: www.beaconsloopclub.org. Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon.

Beacon.12PM Picture Book Event: Peter Ackerman. Author of The Lonely Typewriter. Ages 4 and up. Info: 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, free.

12PM-7PM The 21st Fiddlers’ Festival. Performances by The Tremperskill Boys, Ryan McGiver with Cleek Schrey & Stephanie Coleman, Shape-Note Singing and this year’s headliners Tim Eriksen & The Trio de Pumpkintown. Suare dancing, a chili cook-off and our All-Star Jam. Info: 607-326-7908. Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury, $25.

12PM-7PM Benmarl’s October Harvest Grape Stomping Festival (10/11-10/12). Stomp grapes, drink wine and dance to live music. Admission includes souvenir wine glass, wine tasting, tours. Info: 845-236-4265 or www.benmarl.com. Benmarl Winery, 156 Highland Ave, Marlboro.

12PM ArtsWalk Literary Festival (10/11-10/12). Writers reading from recent works. Dara Lurie & Mark Lamoureaux from noon-1:30pm; Kenyatta Paul Garcia & Katie Yates from 1:45-3:15 pm; Sean Cole & Norm Magnusson from 3:30-5pm. Info: 518-671-6213 or info@artscolumbia.org or www.artscolumbia.org. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson.

12PM-6PM Oktoberfest 2014. German food, traditional entertainment & artisan crafts. Info: nysparks.com/parks/13 or 845-786-2791. Bear Mountain State Park, Seven lakes Dr, Bear Mountain.

12PM Jazz at the Falls Sunday Brunch. Bill Crow, Pete Levin, and Jeff Siegel. Info: 845-687-2699 or highfallscafe@earthlink.net. Stone Dock Golf Club, High Falls Café, High Falls.

12PM-7PM Fiddlers 21! Featuring performances by The Tremperskill Boys, Ryan McGiver with Cleek Schrey & stephanie Colema; Road Trip to Dance Mecca Jacob’s Pillow; & Rare East Coast Appearance for Pacific Northwest Ballet. Info:607-.326-7903. Roxbury Arts Center, 5025Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury, $20 /adults, $18 /srs & students, $25 /all day tix.

12:30PM Short Talks: The Artful Dodger Series. Info: 845-437-5237. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

12:45PM-3PM Cruise for Morton. A Fall outing where you can relax with friends and enjoy the spectacular vistas of the Hudson in Autumn. A tasty lunch is provided, the Blue Gardenia jazz quartet will perform. P roceeds benefit the Morton Library. Res. Reqr’d. Info: 845-876-2903. Rhinecliff Dock, Rhinecliff.

1PM-4PM “Taste of History.” The event emphasizes the Museum’s current annual exhibit theme, “The First People of Esopus.” The menu will include samples of Native American inspired foods including “Three Sisters” foods containing corn, squash and beans. Info:845-331-8191. Klyne Esopus Museum, 764 Rt 9W, Esopus.

1PM-2PM Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Village Green, Tinker St, Woodstock, 679-7148 or rizka@hvc.rr.com.

1PM-4PM Dream Festival: Mural of Community Dreams. A community art project to create a visual tapestry of dreams created together by our local community in Kingston/Ulster County by assembling 50-60 5” square panels into a large mural. Workshops for artistsof all ages during O+ Festival. Academy Green, Kingston.

1PM Brunch in the Rabbi’s Sukkah. Info: 845-338-4271 or www.templeemanuelkingston.org. Lamoree Rd, Rhinebeck.

1PM-4PM D&H Canal Historical Society “Wine Tasting on the Five Locks Walk.” Tastings of five different wines from Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits plus appetizers from Emmanuel’s Marketplace, with a bit of D&H history from Canal Society trustees. Also, a raffle fora case of wine. Info: 917-821-4134. High Falls Village Green, Route 213, High Falls, $15.

1PM-3PM Pallet Puppet Theatre offers Spanish Puppet Lesson. Ongoing on Sundays, 1-3pm. Materials for kids provided. The Green Palette, 215 Main Street inside of the Medusa Antique Center Building, New Paltz.

1PM-6PM Seventh Annual Italian Festival - A Taste of Italy. Festival includes food, music, vendors, family fun. Info: www.kingstonswaterfront.com. Kingston Waterfront, 1 Broadway, Kingston, 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.

1:30PM-4PM Public Reception: 2014 Fall Exhibition. Featuring new works in The Fields Sculpture Park and Architecture Omi. Info: 518-392-4747. Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent.

2PM-4PM Autumn Fundraiser - Hoyt House (“The Point”)/ Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance. Music will be provided by renowned classical guitarist David Temple. Lite fare will be provided. Info: www.calvertvaux.org. Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, Hoyt House, Old Post Rd, Staatsburgh.

2PM Bonnie & Clyde. Book by Ivan Menchell. Lyrics by Don Black. Music by Frank Wildhorn. Directed by Jovan Bradley. Musical Direction by Amy Gustin. Info: 845-227-7855 or www.trinityplayersny.org. Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 12 Vassar St, Poughkeepsie, $19.95, $16.95 /senior/student, $16.95 /child.

2PM-5PM Talk: Historic Hudson Valley. Meet authors Vernon Benjamin, The History of the Hudson River Valley, Ellen Gullo, Audacious, and Robert and Johanna Titus, The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age, as they discuss their work and the Historic Hudson Valley. Info: 617-331-1874.Oak Hill Estate, 184 Oak Hill, Hudson.

3PM Equivocation. Info: www.centerforperformingarts.org. Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck.

3PM Newburgh Chamber Music Concert. American String Quartet continues its “Ode to Beethoven.” The concert is followed by a reception with the artists. Info: www.newburghchambermusic.org. St. George’s Church, 105 Grand St, Newburgh, $25, $5 /student.

3PM 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.

4PM-6PM Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Drummers on The Green are hosted by Birds of a Feather. Singers & dancers are all welcome. Bring your drums and percussion instruments. On-going on Sundays, 4-6pm. Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

4PM Reading Group - Glaring Omissions. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

4PM Book Reading: Ann DuBois, author of The Big Apples of New York. Info: 845-255-8300. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 6 Church St, New Paltz, free.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception: The Women’s Room: Female Perspectives on Men, Women, Family and Nation Curated by Marcy B. Freedman and Livia Straus. Info: 914-788-0100 or www.hvcca.org. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main St, Peekskill.

5PM-7PM Artist Reception: Diane Kominisk-Ouzoonian. Paintings. Exhibits through 1/5/2015. Info: 845-986-1223. Caffe ala Mode, One Oakland Ave, Warwick.

6PM-9PM Family Bonfire Night at Boscobel. Enjoy a fall evening by the glow of a roaring fire! Marshmallows and toasting sticks, stargazing, live music. Info: 845-265-3638 or www.Boscobel.org. Boscobel, Route 9D, Garrison, $12, free /10 & under.

6PM Book Signing: David Shafer. Author of Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot. Info: 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, free.

6PM-6:30PM Swing Dance Beginner’s Lesson. 6pm: Beginners Lesson; 6:30-9pm: Dance to a live band. Admission $12/6 full time students. Sponsored by Hudson Valley Community Dances. Info: www.hudsonvalleydance.org or 845 454-2571. Arlington Reformed Church, 22 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

6PM-8PM Mid-Hudson Rainbow Chorus Rehearsal.This four-part chorus of LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly singers always welcomes new members. Sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses-all voice parts needed. Ability to read music not required, but helpful. Meets everySunday, 6-8 pm. Membership $25/month. No charge for first rehearsal. Info: rainbowchorus1@gmail.com or 845-353-8348. LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston.

6:30PM-9PM Swing Dance. . 6pm: Beginners Lesson; 6:30-9pm: Dance to a live band. Admission $12/6 full time students. Sponsored by Hudson Valley Community Dances. Info: www.hudsonvalleydance.org or 845 454-2571. Arlington Reformed Church, 22 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

7PM The Comets in October. Presented by The Comets of Woodstock. A poem, a scene, monologues, fables and audience-suggested improvs. Directed by Edie LeFever with Jean Fitzpatrick, David Hecht, Greg Saforis, Gregor Sirtof and John Stokes. Sponsored by the Woodstock Senior Recreation Committee. Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St, Woodstock. Admission by donation. Info: 845-679-2114.

7PM Live Music Featuring Brian Daugherty. Info: www.robiberofamilyvineyards.com or 845-255-9463. Robibero Winery, 74 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz.

7PM Kathleen Madigan. She has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson. Info: 845-339-6088 or www.bardavon.org. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Poughkeepsie, $40.

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

8:30PM Prof Louie presents Oumar Konat‚ from Mali. Info: 845-679-4406 or www.bearsvilletheater.com Bearsville, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $20.

9:45PM Caring for Creation Service. Rabbi Lawrence Troster is our guest speaker and will deliver the message: Every Day is Earth Day. Info: 845) 876-3727 Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St, Rhinebeck.

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