Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (October 16-25)

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Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events.  The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday on page 3; Saturday on page 4; etc.

How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar:

If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newspaper as a community service and on a space-available basis. Almanac Weekly’s calendar is printed on Tuesdays, so we must receive all entries no later than the previous Friday at noon. If you’d like to speak with Donna directly, call (845) 334-8200 ext. 104.



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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: 845- 679-4265 or visit for more information.

Sign-Up Now! 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: $240When: Wednesdays, October 1-November 5, 12-2pm. Ilyse’s Office: 231 Clinton Ave , Kingston. Class size limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration required. For more information please call Ilyse at 845-331-6381 or

Join Dr. Connie Numbers for Two Workshops: “Living Your Soul”: The art of remembering who you are (10/25, 9:30am-4pm); & “Self Love”: The art of showing up for yourself (10/26, 9:30am-4pm). Both workshops will help you gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of yourself and others and discover the necessary steps to living a happier, fulfilling and more empowered life. Info: 1099 Morton Blvd, Kingston.

Sign-Up Now! Discussion: Shambala (10/25, 2-4pm). Tibetan Studies scholars Hortsang Jigme and John Pettit will present and consider the textural sources of knowledge about the mystic land of Shambala, upon which the “shangri-la” of James Hilton’s novel, Lost Horizon, is based. The Tibetan Center, 875 Rte 28, Kingston. 845-383-1774.

24th Annual Night of 100 Pumpkins. Bring your carved pumpkin to be judged. Local artists will judge the pumpkins and lots of prizes. All pumpkin entrants receive a free Jack O’ Lantern Cookie. Deadline10/30. Info: or 845-255-8840. The Bakery, North Front St, New Paltz.

Art Contest for the NY State Sheep & Wool Festival. A hint this is not just for sheep any fiber animals,tools or techniques as images are welcomed. Edgy but family friendly is ok. The children’s contest is for 8-17 year olds. $1500 first prize. Deadline 11:59 pm EST on 10/1. This contest is open internationally,they support 4H clubs and fiber animal growers.There is no fee to enter the contest and contestants may submit a maximum of two entries There is both an adult and children’s contest.The winning artwork will be used for the 2016 NY State Sheep and Wool Festival. Info:

Register Now! 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Information Forum (10/17). Info: or SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge, Stone Ridge.

Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Help release the past using gentle energetic healing techniques. Meets the first Saturday of every month from 11:30 1:00 pm, $15. Dates: 11/1, 12/6 - New Paltz Healing Arts. For more information and to register, contact Cindy at 845-282-6400 or .

Join a Spiritual Healing Group. Consciously connect and harmonize with the subtle light, energy, and information that permeates everything, and then share this divine connection with others. All are welcome. Saturdays 10-11:30am. (1st and 3rd Sat. of every month). Cost: $1077 Cornell St, Kingston #116 (Shirt Factory). 845-389-2431 michael@whitecrane website:

Sculpture Exhibition: “Park Peacocks Run Wild.” A three-month art exhibition that will benefit Kingston Kinderland II, a new playground to be built at Forsyth Park, by volunteers on 4/ 22-426, 2015. At the conclusion of the 3-month exhibition, the 22 peacocks — will be auctioned off on 10/26 at noon at the Garden Plaza Hotel in Kingston. The Junior League has partnered with the community to bring this exhibit to life. Artists include professional artists, art students, hobbyists, and preschoolers. Peacocks are displayed in front of sponsorship businesses, organizations and schools throughout the Uptown, Midtown and Rondout areas of Kingston.

Call for Entries:  Annual Mini Works Show. Unison Gallery announces a call for entries for its Annual Mini Works Show. Selected by Amy Pickering, Chair of Unison’s Gallery Committee, the theme of this year’s exhibition is Leisure. Artists are challenged to create works in a 5” x 5” format that reflects upon or reinterprets this theme.The submission deadline is 11/17 with a Late Submission deadline of 11/24. Submission form at Leisure will be on display at Unison’s Gallery from 12/7 -1/4/15. There will be an opening reception 12/7, 4 - 6pm.

Writing about Place. Teaching the Hudson Valley invites students to write about places in the region that are special to them. Top scorers receive funds to cover transportation and admission fees so they can share their place with classmates. Deadline 11/10. Details: or 845-229-9116,x 2035.

Theater Improv Games for Everyone. Access the joyful, fearless you! Starts10/27, 7-9pm, four classes $90, Kingston. Class limited to 4-5 people. Call Kathleen Donovan at 845-684-5219.

Bakers Wanted! Register Now! For the Special Holiday Edition of Safe Harbors of the Hudson Cupcake-a-Palooza. The event will be held Sat, 10/25, 12pm - 4pm. There is a nominal $10 charge for bakers. Info: 845-784-1110 or Lobby at the Ritz Theater, Newburgh.

Audition Notice: La Cage Aux Folles. Up In One Productions presents this musical La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein. Dates: 10/25, 1pm & 10/26, 7pm. Callbacks will be 10/27. Performance dates: 2/7 – 3/22. For further information contact Center for Performing Arts, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. No appointment necessary. All parts are open.

Flooding - Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program - Meeting for Phoenicia & Mt Tremper 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..Hamlet residents are invited to attend and communicate their flooding experiences and suggest solutions to flooding. Mt. Tremper residents will be held 10/20, 6:30-8:30pm the Emerson Resort and Spa, Rt 28, Mount Tremper. Info: 845-688-3047                 or

Designer’s Needed: Animalkind’s Fab Fashion Show (10/26). Designers, models & volunteers needed. If you are interested please contact Ryder at: Club Helsinki, Hudson.

Register Today! Half Moon Theatre’s Fall Schedule: The Creative Drama Class, Tuesdays, 5-5:45pm; Acting Workshop for Adults - for dates, times and to register: or Half Moon Theatre, 2515 South Rd, Poughkeepsie.

Call for ART: Holiday Crafting Show. Fine Art and crafts, cards, prints. All Under $100. Drop Off 11/17, 11/18. Info: Red Hook Community Arts Network, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook.

Annual Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger Fundraising Dinner (10/16, 6pm). Guest speaker - Astronomer Bob Berman, author of ZOOM: How Everything Moves published by Little Brown. Diamond Mills, Saugerties. Info: 845-338-8666.

Register Now! Fourth Annual A Day at Vassar(10/18) . Events include lectures, art exhibits and a concert. Pre-registration is required by10/7. Info: 845-437-5484 or Vassar College, Main Building, Villard Room, Poughkeepsie, $15.

The Kingston City Schools’ Band Boosters present the Play it Forward Campaign. The M.C Miller and J.W. Bailey Band Boosters are seeking donations of used band instruments. Instruments will be placed in the hands of a student in need. There are two drop off venues:”Miller Craft Fair”, M. C. Miller Middle School (65 Fording Place Rd, Lake Katrine), 10/25, 9am -5pm. Free admission to the craft fair with donation of used band instrument; and “A Jazz Benefit for Bailey Band” (featuring Bob Shaut, Dan Shaut and Sax Life) 11/7, 6-8 pm at the Steel House (100 Rondout Landing, Kingston). Free admission with donation of used band instrument. For more information on this program please contact Kathy Burns at: 845-399-1884 or email:

Eighth Annual ArtEast Open Studio Tour (10/18 & 10/19 and 10/25 & 10/26, 11am-5pm). Event is free. Info: Dutchess County.

BUFF (Beacon Underground Film Festival’s Open Call for Film & Video Submissions. Info: 617-281-4616 or All submissions to the Beacon Underground Film Festival . Any style or genre will be accepted with no limit on theme or content. Festival will take place on 11/8 at Beacon Yoga, 464 Main St, Beacon. Info: Beacon.

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.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats – 10/20 -Newburgh; 10/14, 10/21, and 10/ 28 - Monroe; 10/15, 10/22, and 10/29 - Middletown; 10/23 -Fishkill; 10/ 27 -Monticello. Performed by appointment only, by NY state licensed veterinarians of The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.) mobile clinic. $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, and nail trim. Mamakating residents, $35 per cat. Warwick and Chester residents, $20 per cat. Also available for an additional fee: distemper vaccine, flea treatment, deworming, and microchipping. TARA now spays and neuters dogs in Middletown. Info: 845-754-7100 or

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Dogs – by appointment only every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Middletown. Males $120 and up; Females $150 and up; rabies vaccine included. Call 845-754-7100 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic – every Thursday 10am-2pm at 60 Enterprise Place in Middletown. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment necessary. Cash only. Bring dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. 1 year rabies vaccine $10. 3 year rabies vaccine $15. Distemper vaccine $15. Canine heartworm/lyme test $25. Flea treatment, dewormer, and other services available. Call 845-754-7100 for more information.

Call for Artists: ArtESOPUS 2014. ECC will provide 8” x 8” canvases to artists at designated pick-up locations. Artists will return panels by 11/ 7. Benefits Esopus Creek Conservancy. Info: or SebSi Studio, 252 Main St, Saugerties.




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  1. Do you publish something like the Almanac for Dutchess County?

    • Yes, Almanac Weekly is on newsstands every Thursday, tucked inside each issue of our sister papers, Woodstock Times, New Paltz Times, Saugerties Times & Kingston Times, but it is also distributed a stand-alone publication throughout Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia & Greene counties.
      It includes events and interesting things to do from all those areas.

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