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

Tuesday 10/14

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 Minnewaska Preserve: Early Morning Birders. Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics. Participants should come prepared with binoculars. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Main Entrance, Gardiner, $8 /per car.

9:30AM Serving and Staying in Place. SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 255-5970. Plaza Diner, New Paltz.

10AM-1PM Food Bank Farm Stand. Break out your cutting board, and grab a peeler. Bring your shopping bag. The farm stand will be giving out free, Hudson Valley farm-donated fruits and vegetables every Tuesday between 10am-1pm, under the farm market tent, rightoutside of People’s Place. Info: 845-534-5344, x 112. People’s Place food pantry and thrift store, 17 St. James St, Kingston.

10AM Preschool Story Hour. Do a craft activity, read some books, do yoga, sing, make music together, and make a parade through the library. All are welcome! Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan.

10AM-11:30AM Minnewaska Preserve: Tuesday Trek- Old Powerhouse. Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an adventurous trek along the edge of the Peter’s Kill stream to the site of the old powerhouse. Prereg reqr’d. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Peter’s Kill park office, Gardiner, $8 /per car.

10AM Stella Queen of the Snow. By Marie Louise Gay. Mermaid Theatre of Novia Scotia. Info: 845473-5288 or www.bardavon.org. Ulster Performing Arts Center, Broadway, Kingston.

10AM-11:30AM Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! Info: 679-6250. $13/one class or $20/two classes. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston.

11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch & Learn Series: Special Program on the Jewish Harvest Festival of Sukkot. Rabbi David Barnett, Interim Rabbi of Temple Beth-El. Res reqr’d. Info: 845-471-0430. Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave, Poughkeepsie, $5 /lunch.

12PM-8PM Green Material and Services Expo. Many local, regional and national manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will be there. Continuing education, technical sessions and keynote speakers to be announced. Info: info @alfandre.com. SUNY New Paltz, Student Union Building, New Paltz.

1PM Petite Picasso! Toddlers paint up a storm. Children should come “dressed for a mess” though smocks (and splat mats) are provided. Meets every Tuesday, 1pm. Info: 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

4PM Early Reader Story Hour. Learning to read activities. Info: 845-679-2211 or www.woodstock.org. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock.

4:30PM Grant Program Information Session. Learn more about the program guidelines, what projects may be eligible for funding, how to develop a compelling grant application and what steps are needed to apply. Reg reqr’d. Info: www.tinyurl.com/2015-Info-Seminar. Red Hook Village Hall, 7467 South Broadway, Red Hook.

4:30PM-7PM Homework Help Center @ Grinnell Library. Program for children in grades Kindergarten through 6th. Participants will receive help with homework, assistance reading, studying and researching, as well as Library help. Reg reqr’d. Mondays- Thursdays. Info:845-297-3428. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls, free.

5:30PM Phoenicia Community Choir. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Tuesdays, 5:30pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Wesleyan Church, basement, Main St, Phoenicia.

6PM-8PM Meeting of End the New Jim Crow Action Committee A Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the “new Jim Crow”). Info: 845-475-8781 or www.enjan.org. New Progressive Baptist Church, Hone St, Kingston.

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

6PM Hunting 101. Matt Merchant, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regional Sportsman Education Coordinator, will share his expertise regarding all things hunting in New York State. Info: 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Tuesday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6:30PM Craft Night. Sara creates a new project with tweens & teens ages 8-13. Tuesdays, Info: 845-691-2275 or www.highlandlibrary.org. Highland Public Library, 30 Church St, Highland.

6:30PM 8:30 PM Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program - Meeting for Phoenicia 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.

Info: 845-688-3047                 or www.ashokanstreams.org. Parish Hall, Main St, Phoenicia.

7PM-9PM Dream Practice: From Sufism to A Course In Miracles with Sufi teacher Wahabah. This workshop will provide meditative and experiential tools that can be used for dream interpretation and analysis, lucid dreaming, and controlled astral projection.Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $20.

7PM-8:30PM Singing Just for Fun! New Paltz Community Singers. Everyone welcome, everyone gets to choose songs. Going 20+ years. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Info: genecotton@gmail.com. Quaker Meeting House, 8 N. Manheim, New Paltz.

7PM-8:30PM Weekly Opportunity Workshop . Meets every Tuesday night, 7pm-8:30pm.Free to attend: learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz.

7PM Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder. Info: www.helsinkihudson.com or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

7PM-10PM Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. . 452-3232. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM-9PM Open Mic. On-going, Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 200 Main St, Saugerties, 246-5775.

7:30PM-9:30PM Life Drawing Sessions at Unison. Tuesday and Thursdays, on-going. Info: 845-255-1559 or www.unisonarts.org. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $48 /4 classes, $13 /per class.

7:30PM Learn to Meditate. Free. Info: 845-797-1218. Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Centre. Info: Held at the Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker St, Woodstock.

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

8PM Open Mic Nite Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat - only $8. Info: 688-2444 or www.emersonresort.com. Catamount Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant.

8:45PM Karl Allweier’s Open Mic. Sign up at 8:45pm. Every week beer specials, bar snacks and a good time available. Info: 845-876-0590 or www.the rhinecliff.com. The Rhinecliff Restaurant, Rhinecliff.

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