Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (January 1-10)

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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 [email protected]. 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 Nine Stages of Shamatha.  A Six-Day Retreat January 9-14 at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498. Fri., January 9th, 7-8:30 p.m., Sat., January10-WednesdayJanuary 14, 9am-12pm & 2-5 pm.Teacher: Khenpo Karma Tenkyong. Shamatha, silent sitting meditation, is the foundational practice for becoming acquainted with the true nature of your mind.  Khenpo Tenkyong, a highly trained meditator and scholar, will help participants in this retreat develop and stabilize their meditation practice by giving daily talks and leading meditation sessions, periods of guided reflection, and the recitation of aspiration prayers.$120/$96 (KTD members) for either the weekend or the entire six days.  Meals and overnight accommodations available at additional cost. Please call 845-679-5906 x3 for registration or more information.

MHADK Outing: New Year’s Day 2015 Vassar Walk. Leader: Sue Mackson 845-471-9892 [email protected]. Contact leader for time and details. Info: Vassar College, Collegeview Ave parking lot, Poughkeepsie. .

The Ice Yachts Cometh. An indoor/outdoor display of classic ice yachts. FDR’s ice yacht Hawk and other examples of this grand tradition. On display through 1/3/2015. Info: . FDR Presidential Library & Museum, Wallace Visitor Center, Hyde Park.

‘An Odyssey into the Heart via the Power of Collective Voice.’  Join Amy McTear and other One True Voice musicians on a musical journey(1/1, 4-5:30pm). . Info: 914-388-0632 or Unison Arts, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $25.

Calling All Poets Moving from Howland Cultural Center. Starting on the first Friday (January 2) of 2015 Calling All Poets, the oldest and longest continually running poetry reading program in the Hudson Valley, will have a new meeting place. Info: 914-474-7758 Beacon Yoga, 464 Main St, Beacon.

Accepting Submissions for ArtBridge Kingston 2015. Deadline for Submissions: midnight 1/5/15. If you are an emerging visual artist living or working in Kingston, NY (and surrounding communities) we invite you to submit your work to ArtBridge Kingston. Two works of art will be selected for display (original artwork to be photographed in high resolution, expanded and printed onto large-scale banners displayed on two bridges). Winning artists will receive $500 awards and the public recognition of seeing your artwork on a 90’ wide banner.Details &  Submission Guidelines: Kingston is a public exhibition on the Greenkill Avenue and Broadway bridges in midtown Kingston. Exhibits will open mid March of 2015 and remain on display for six months.For more information about ArtBridge Kingston contact [email protected].

Free “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” Classes: Meets 7pm every Wednesday year-round in the Amitabha Shrine Room (next to the Namse Bangdzo Gift Shop) at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Road, Woodstock.This free 90-minute program includes 30 minutes of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by one of eight lectures on the history, practices and principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. You may join in at any point in the 8-week curriculum. For information, contact Jan Tarlin,845- 679-5906 ,x1012. (There will be no classes on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day).

Residency Program - Collaborative Music at  Omi. Taking place from July 23 -August 9, 2015. Application deadline is February 1, 2015. Info: Omi International Arts Center, Ghent.

Audition Notice: Rip Van Winkle. Auditions will be held in January for a summer 2 015 production of Rip Van Winkle: The Musical , based on the book by Washington Irving, reveals the untold story of the farmer who fell asleep in the Catskill Mountains for 20 years. Roles are available for adults and children age 7 and up.  Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2022 from 1-4 pm and Sunday, January 11, 2022 from 7-10 pm at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 303, Rhinebeck, NY. The show rehearses June 6-July 17, 2015 with performances July 17-19, 2015.  Visit for more information. To schedule an audition appointment (recommended but not required), email [email protected] or call 860-800-6040.

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. For more information and to register, contact Cindy at 845-282-6400 or [email protected]. New  Paltz Healing Arts, New Paltz.




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