Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Oct. 30-Nov. 8)

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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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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. Saturday, November 1, 10-11:30am. (1st and 3rd Sat. of every month). Cost: $10. Held at 77 Cornell St, Kingston #116 (Shirt Factory). 845-389-2431 michael@whitecrane website:

Community Reiki Fridays (12-3pm). Supporting the community by offering healing sessions at a deep discount. $25 per hour ($15 per half hour). By appointment 845-389-2431 (over 25yrs exp). 77 Cornell St #116, Kingston.

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, 10/1-11/ 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

Building on a Decade of Change. Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center Annual Conference on 11/8. Workshops. Info: 845-331-5300 or Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Wall St, Kingston.

“14th Annual Floral Magic” (11/20). Deadline for reserving tickets is 11/1. A fundraiser for Hudson Valley Hospice. Info: 845-473-2273, x 1109. Grandview, Poughkeepsie, $35.

Theater Improv Games for Everyone. Access the joyful, fearless you! Starts 10/27, 7-9pm, four classes $90. Class limited to 4-5 people. Call Kathleen Donovan at 845-684-5219. Kingston.

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. Deadline 10/30. Info: or 845-255-8840. The Bakery, North Front St, New Paltz.

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

The Kingston City Schools’ Band Boosters present the Play it Forward Campaign. Instruments will be placed in the hands of a student in need. Drop off venue: 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:

Jewish Family Services and the Office of Aging offers a free Caregiver Support Group that meets at the Town of New Paltz Community Center on Tuesdays from 11:30am-12:45pm. Info:

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.

Channeled Guidance to Further Your Journey.” 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month, 6:25-~7:45pm. We are all on a spiritual journey. An excellent way to receive that guidance is from a spirit guide who has distance from our worldly cares and who has great understanding, wisdom and compassion. When the formal session is over, you may stay to ask questions about, or discuss your experience. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, 845-679-8989. Fee is $15 if paid by Monday noon; $20 at the door.

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.

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, (through 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.

Bus Trip to Lee Outlets in November. The Friends of the Kingston Library are sponsoring a bus trip to the Lee Premium Outlets in Massachusettson 11/11. Info: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

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.





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