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

Wednesday 10/15

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.

Ulster County Office for the Aging 6-Week Workshops (10/15-11/19). Teach you the skills needed in the day-to-day management of any type of ongoing health condition, in order to maintain and/or increase an active and fulfilling lifestyle. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845 340-3456.

Dream Festival: Virtual Residency of International Dreamers on Dream Festival FB Page. Clarity Artists - Susanne & Robert Hake - October 15-21. Kingston.

9AM-10AM Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. Gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warmups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1donation requested. Fire Co. #1, Rt 212, Woodstock.

9:30AM Office for the Aging Public Forum. They want to hear from seniors. Cme to one of their scheduled public hearings and share your thoughts and learn about their services and programs. Info: 845-340- 3580 Kingston Hudson Valley Mall, Community Room, Kingston.

10AM-3PM Mohonk Preserve Bob Babb Wednesday Walk - Bonticou Crag. Aged 18 and above. No reservations required. A moderate, 4-mile hike with an optional strenuous rock scramble. Info: 845-255-0919. Mohonk Preserve, Spring Farm Trailhead, New Paltz, $12.

10AM Stella Queen of the Snow. By Marie Louise Gay. Mermaid Theatre of Novia Scotia. Info: 845473-5288 or Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, -.

10:30AM Plumflower Toddler Story Time, with stories, songs, and art activities. Info: 845-679-2211 or Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

11AM Exploring Stories with Toddlers. Explore stories, fingerplays, songs, activities and playtime for ages 2-3 years. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-691-2275 or First Presbyterian Church of Highland, 26 Church St, Highland.

11AM Lloyd Preservation Society Hudson River History Cruise. John Wadlin will discuss the interesting sites on both shores as you travel. Food and beverages available on board. Limit of 50 passengers. Info: 845-691-2089 Wayras Park, Poughkeepsie, $25.

11AM Art Lecture: Sara Blake, graphic designer. Open to all. Info: 845-257-3830. SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center 108, , New Paltz, free.

12PM Stella Queen of the Snow. By Marie Louise Gay. Mermaid Theatre of Novia Scotia. Info: 845473-5288 or Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, -.

12PM-2PM If My Body Could Talk Writing Workshop by Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, Nutrition Therapist specializing in eating disorders. 6-week write & read. Through timed writing exercises participants will explore the relationship they have with food, body image, and disordered eating. Fee: $240. Wednesdays, thru 11/5, 12-2pm. Class size limited to 12pp. Pre-registration required. For more information call Ilyse at 845-331-6381 or Ilyse’s Office, 231 Clinton Ave, Kingston.

12PM Rotary Club of Kingston Meeting. Fellowship, lunch, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. Meets every Wed at 12noon. Web: Christina’s Restaurant, 812 Ulster Ave, Kingston.

1PM-3PM Scrabble. Info: 845-876-4030 or Starr Library, 68 W. Market St, Rhinebeck.

2PM-6PM “Soils Kitchen-Healthy Homes/Healthy Fish Festival.” Provide a soil screening for lead; information concerning your screening result, best practices to avoid lead exposure, gardening in urban soils, resources for blood lead level testing, healthy eating andexercise. Info: 845-615-3817. Riverfront Marina, 40 Front St, Newburgh, free.

2PM-4PM Monthly Forum: Fall Forum Series on God in our Daily Lives. Hear how we encounter others and how all of this shapes our daily practices will be featured topics at a non-denominational discussion. Info: 845-679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 2578 Rt 212, Woodstock.

3PM-5PM Creepy Creations Weekly Workshops. Favorite Books to Movie Posters (Teen Read Week) Info: or 845-485-3445 x 3320. Adriance Memorial Library, Strba Teen Room, Poughkeepsie.

3:30PM Math Regents Prep. Every Wed. @ 3:30pm Certified Math Teacher - Don’t fail Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, 877-576-9931.

3:30PM-4:30PM Lego Club. Info: 845-687-8726. Stone Ridge Library, Stone Ridge.

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.

4:45PM-6PM “Tail Waggin’ Tutors.” Each reader signs up for a 15 minute session of reading to a trained dog, certified by Therapy Dogs International. Sign-up times run from 4:45 to 6PM. Info: 845-255-1255 or Gardiner Library, Community room, 133

5PM Fall Scavenger Hunt. Hunt for items hidden in and around the library and the Children’s Garden. Suitable for children of all ages and their families. Info: 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

5:30PM-8:30PM 10th Annual Art Saves Animals Art Auction and Reception. Over150 original and hand crafted items by national, regional and local artists will be highlighted in the live and silent auctions. Benefits Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Info: TheArts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, $45.

5:30PM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Everyone welcome. 845-679-9534. First Churchof Christ, Scientist, 89 Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM-8PM Lego Club. Each month kids take up a new creative challenge with Lego. The library supplies the Lego, no experience necessary. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan.

6PM-7:30PM Creative Seed Support Group. For artists to voice their works in progress in a supportive environment. For Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors. Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center. Meets Wednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Info: or Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6PM The 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival: East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem. World Premiere. Q&A following the screening. The Q&A will be followed by a live acoustic concert featuring David Broza and Steve Earle. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6PM Woodstock Community Chorale. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Wednesdays, 6pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM-8PM Ukulele Circle. If you do not have a ukulele but would like to participate, you can check one out from the library. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 New York 28A, West Shokan.

6:30PM Morton Movie Night: From Here to Eternity. Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine. Refreshments will be available. Info: or 845-876-2903. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinebeck.

6:30 PM O’Neill to speak at Esopus Library Friends’ Annual Meeting.The Friends’ of the The guest speaker will be Paul O’Neill who will present a program on the history of the Kingston Courthouse and the life of Sojourner Truth. The meeting is open to all. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call the Library at 845-338-5580 or visit the Library’s website, Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

7PM-11PM Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission-no dues. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Café, Rosendale.

7PM Dear Governor Cuomo. Concert protest film aimed at influencing NY State decision on fracking, the science and facts, with great music, featuring Natalie Merchant, Pete Seeger, Sandra Steingraber. Info: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston.

7PM Panel Discussion: “Dangerous Expressions - FAHRENHEIT 451 and the Fear of Ideas.” In partnership with the Big Read. Info: 845-486-7745. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Henry A. Wallace Center, Hyde Park.

7PM Lecture: “Moments of Architectural Delineation.” Andrew Magnes, instructor of architectural technology at SUNY Orange, will discuss today’s architectural design concepts, including high-impact architectural renderings, 3-D models. Info: 845-341-4891. SUNY Orange, Rowley Center for Science and Engineering, Room 210, Middletown.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Big Bang Jazz Gang “Monk & More!” Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:30PM The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. Meets every Wednesday night, 7:30pm. An evening of singing, fun & fellowship.A male a cappella group that sings in the American “Barbershop Style”of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight reading not required. Info: St. Andrews Church, 110 Overlook St, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM Showcase Concert. Wind Ensemble, Community Band, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble and Choral Ensemble come together for a memorable night of music that features student talent. Info: 845-687-5262. SUNY Ulster, Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge.

7:30PM The 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival : East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem. World Premiere. Q&A following the screening. The Q&A will be followed by a live acoustic concert featuring David Broza and Steve Earle. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Shawn Colvin. Info: Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf.

8PM-9:30PM Next Year’s Words, A Reading Forum: Launch. Kate Hymes of Wallkill Valley Writers and Jan Schmidt of SUNY-NP’s English Department will read from their work at the first of this ongoing monthly reading series. Open mic and light refreshments. Info: Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz, free.

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

8:30PM Open Mic Blues Jam hosted by Petey Hop. Info: or 229-8277. Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

8:30PM-11PM Live at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company: Acoustic Jazz Trio with Syracuse/Siegel Duo + Special Featured Guest. Featuring Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. No cover or minimum! Info: 679-7969. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 Mill Hill



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