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

Monday 10/13

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.

Green Tomato Salsa Canning Workshop. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan.

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.

9:30AM Catskill’s Lark in The Park: Mount Tremper Fire Tower Hike - a difficult three-mile hike that ascends over 2000 feet, but the reward is a 360-degree view from the fire tower at the top. Reg reqr’d. For complete details log onto: catskillslark.org. Trail head, South

9:30AM-12PM Minnewaska Preserve: Fall Foliage Walk to Echo Rock. Approximately four-mile-long round trip route does include a few modest hills. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Nature Center, Gardiner, $8 /per car.

10AM Breakfast and a Movie! Disneynature: Bears. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan.

10AM Catskill’s Lark in The Park: Trail Maintenance on Section 2 of the Dry Brook Ridge Trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, bring water and food and dress in layers for comfort. Pre-register by October 12. For complete details log onto: catskillslark.org.

10AM-4PM Gardiner Open Studio Tour. 18 artists. Maps available online. Info: 845-255-3336, www.GOSTartists.org. Gardiner.

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-12PM Rita’s African Show. Rita Wagener (Kabali) is a native of Uganda. Rita’s show takes you through fashions and dances of Africa. Registration required. Info: www.beekmanlibrary.org/calendar or 845-724-3414. Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction.

12PM-10PM Columbus Day Celebration. Burgers, Snacks Sandwiches, Beer Cocktails Midday- 10pm No cover. Patio Dining. Cocktails. Info: 845-876-0590 or www.therhinecliff.com. The Rhinecliff, 4 Grinnell St, Rhinecliff.

2:30PM-4PM Maker Mondays. Put your mechanical, engineering and creative skills to the test. Make a cool project with inspiration from Maker Magazine. Held the 2nd Monday of each month. Ages 11-18. Info: 845-691-2275 or www.highlandlibrary.org. Highland Public Library, 30 Church St, Highland.

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.

6:30PM-9PM The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. Experience the magic of seeing over 5, 000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins in one place. Info: www.hudsonvalley.org or 914-366-6900. Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, $20, $16 /3-17, free /under 3.

7PM Open Poetry. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

7PM-8PM Authentic Poetry Workshop with Jerrice Baptiste. Pre-reg reqr’d. Info: 845-255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org. Gardiner Library, Community room, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, free.

7:30PM Hudson Valley Railroad Society History Night. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm. Business meeting at 7:30pm, program at 8pm. Info: www.hydeparkstation.com or 229-2338. Hyde Park Train Station Museum, 38 River Rd, Hyde Park.

8PM Tarana. Rick Parker on trombone and synthesizer and Ravish Momin on drums and electronics. Info: 845-202-7447. Quinn’s Restaurant, 330 Main St, Beacon.

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