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

Thursday 10/16

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.

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.

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-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

9:30AM-10:30AM Senior Fit After 50 with Diane Collelo. Three-part class offering movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Town Hall, Woodstock.

10AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Fall Nature Strollers - A Hiking Group for Families with Young Children. A one-hour hike. Info: www. or 845-534-5506 x204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $5 /adult-child.

10:15AM Toddlers with Miss Robbie. Info: 845-876-4030 or Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck, free.

11AM Preschoolers with Miss Robbie. Info: 845-876-4030 or Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck, free.

11AM World Stage Series: Minas-Brazilian Adventure, a celebration of Brazilian culture through music, participatory song, and samba percussion. Info: Bethel Woods Center, Bethel.

11AM-1PM Office of Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill, (D-Ulster, Dutchess) will have Representatives available to answer questions, provide information and discuss any concerns. Info: 845-338-9610. Plattekill Library, 2047 Rt 32, Modena.

1PM-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212, Woodstock.

1PM-2PM Brain Games. Join this spirited group for games that will get your brain moving and shaking! Info: 845-876-4030 or Starr Library, 68 W. Market St, Rhinebeck.

2PM The Wappingers Falls Brain Games Class. Info: 845-297-3428 or Grinnell Library, 2642 E Main St, Wappingers Falls.

2PM Matinees & Music: The Corvettes. The Corvettes perform the music of the 1950s Doo Wop era. Info: 845473-5288 or Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie.

2PM Crime Scene Forensics. Iris Dalley, forensic analyst and certified crime scene re-constructionist, will examine a virtual crime scene by explaining physical evidence, and comparing that to stories from witnesses during her lecture. Info: 845-341-4891. SUNY Orange, OCTC Great Room, Newburgh.

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.

3PM-7PM Arlington Farmers’ Market. More than 20 vendors selling local vegetables, fruits, honey, meat, wool products, baked goods, homemade soap, and jewelry. Info: Vassar Alumni Flats Lawn, Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

3PM-10PM Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival. Many Hudson Valley food trucks showing off their delicious foods. Great music, entertainment and a beer & wine garden. Info: 845-399-2222. Cantine Memorial Field, Washing ton Ave Ext, Saugerties.

3:30PM Curators’ Tour: The Art of Printing in Renaissance Germany. By reservation only. A guided tour of rare masterpieces from the 1470s through the 1540s. Part of the Poughkeepsie Library District’s month-long “Big Read” program. Reservations required: 845-485-3445 Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie.

3:30PM-5PM Chess Club at Woodstock Library. For 7-12 yr olds. All levels, beginners welcome. Meets every Thursday thru November. Sign up is suggested by calling 845-679-2213. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

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.

5PM Cultural Drumming with Gil. Every Thursday. Info: 1-877-576-9931. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, free.

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

6PM-7:30PM Word Cafe. A master class for readers and writers writing series hosted by Chronogram books editor Nina Shengold with guest teachers. $15/single class, $150 series of 12. Meets on Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, thru 11/30. Outdated: An Antique Café, 314 Wall St, Kingston.

6PM-9PM Cocktails at Sunset, featuring the Little Creek Band. A community-wide party to raise funds for the winter lights which transform Rhinebeck into a storybook village each year. Info: 845.876.5904 or Belvedere Mansion, 10 Old Route 9, Staatsburg, $175 /couple, $100 /single.

6PM Annual Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger Fundraising Dinner. Guest speaker - Astronomer Bob Berman, author of ZOOM: How Everything Moves. Info: 845-338-8666 or Diamond Mills, Saugerties.

6:30PM-8PM Knit Wits. Open to knitters and learners of all levels of ability. If you knit or crochet, or would like to learn how, join them. . Info: or 845-724-3414. Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction, free.

6:30PM-8:30PM Hudson Valley Playwrights Workshop. Open to newcomers and experienced playwrights. Meets on Thursdays. Info:, or 845-217-0734. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

6:30PM-8PM Go Green to Save Green. Luis Hernandez from Gaia Sharbel Energy will talk about the many benefits of reducing your energy usage. Registration required. Info: or 845-724-3414. Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction.

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: or 914-366-6900. Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, $20, $16 /3-17, free /under 3.

7PM Cafe Singer Showcase with Barbara Dempsey and Dewitt Nelson. Info: www.687-2699 or High Falls Cafe, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

7PM-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

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

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.

8:30PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch and Bill Keith. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

9PM Late Night at The Lehman Loeb. Art Galleries and Exhibits. Enjoy extended gallery hours, refreshments, and entertainment. Info: 845-437-5632. Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie.



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