Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (March 12-21)

Friday 3/20

9AM-2PM Indoor Play For Tots. Tues, Wed & Thurs - 9 am- 2 pm, thru the end of March. Closes when Kingston Schools are closed or delayed. Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston.

9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Town Hall, Main Room, Woodstock.

10AM-2PM Free Tax Preparation through the AARP Tax-Aide Program. Appointments are scheduled on the hour and the last appointment for the day is at 1 p.m. Res. Reqr’d. Info: 845- 889-4683. Staatsburg Library, 72 Old Post Rd, Staatsburg.

12PM Book Discussion: “Fever” by Mary Beth Keane. Info: 845-229-7791. Hyde Park Library Annex, Hyde Park.

12:05PM-1:15PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Fire Co #1, Rt 212,Woodstock.

1PM - 3PM Kingston Library Ravelers Needlework Group. Meets each Friday, 1-3pm in the Story Hour Room. Adult knitters, crocheters and other types of needleworkers are welcome to join this informal gathering. Bring your needles, hooks, yarn, and other supplies, as well as ideas, patterns, and finished work to share and discuss. For info call the library at 331-0507 or email Michele at [email protected]

3:30PM-5PM Stone Ridge Library Film Friday: “How to Train your Dragon 2” Rated “PG” 102 min. Popcorn and lemonade. Info: 845-687-7147 Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge, free.

4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 246-4317, x 3.

5PM-7PM Hyde Park Knights of Columbus 21st Annual Lenten Fresh Fish Fry. Serving every Friday during Lent, except Good Friday. For take out orders please call 845-229-6111 after 4:30PM each Friday. Hyde Park K of C, Route 9G, Hyde Park.

6PM-8PM The Art of Relationships with Shubhraji. Using spiritual principles, learn how to live in a conscious relationship, resolve conflicts and develop new communication skills which honor our deepest connections. Suitable for both singles and couples. Info:845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $35.

6PM-8PM John Burroughs Natural History Society: Vernal Equinox - Woodcock Walk. Join Christine Guarino ( [email protected] ) for an evening stroll in the Shawangunk Grasslands to hear and possibly see male woodcocks perform their courting flights. Shawangunk Grasslands, Entrance, Hoagerburg Rd, Shawangunk.

6PM-8PM 17th Annual Gateway Foundation Raffle. 1st Prize $10,000; 2nd Prize $1,50& 3rd and 4th Prize $500. Cocktail Party and Drawing for ticket holders.  Winner need not be present.Many, Many additional prizes awarded!  Tax deductible portion of ticket is $90.Hillside Manor, 240 Boulevard, Kingston NYTickets are $100 each and are still available call 845-331-1261,x 288.

7PM Film Series: The Films of Philip Seymour Hoffman: “Money For Nothing” With John Cusack, Benicio del Toro and James Gandolfini. Directed by Ramon Menendez. Info: 845-229-7791. Hyde Park Library Annex, Hyde Park.

7PM-10PM Open Mic. Hosted by Mike Herman. Enjoy a great night of music and fun. Free admission - refreshments available. Info: 607-588-7129 or Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, free.

7PM Book Signing: Chris Fryer & Robert Crane Authors of “CRANE: Sex Celebrity and My Father’s Unsolved Murder.” Presentation and Q&A. Info: 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, free.

7PM Storytelling with Janet Carter. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

7PM Live at Kindred Spirits: Acoustic Jazz featuring Frank Luther on bass, John Esposito on piano, Mike DeMicco on guitar, NYC saxophonist Al Guart and local guest artists. No cover or minimum! Kindred Spirits, 334 Rte 32A, Palenville, 518-678-3101.

7PM World Music and Dance. Lightning-fast foot work by hundreds of ankle bells, multiple pirouettes and stories told in body and facial mime are featured in the Kathak Ensemble’s program. Info: [email protected] SUNY Ulster, Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge, free.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Cory Henry. Info: or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:30PM The Wizard of Oz. Presented by The Stissing Theatre Guild. Info: 518-398-1272. Stissing Mountain Middle/High School, Pine Plains, $12, $10 /student/senior.

7:30PM The Kathak Ensemble with guests. Kathak Performer Janaki Patrik Info: 845-687-5262. SUNY Ulster, Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge, free.

7:30PMMary Poppins the Broadway Musical.” Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling Coleman High School at 845-338-2750, or they are available at the door. Adults $16 and $11 for children under 12. Coleman High School is located at 430 Hurley Avenue, Hurley, NY, one mile off Washington Avenue in Kingston.

7:30PM Hard Day’s Night. The Fab Four star in this British black-and-white comedy directed by Richard Lester and released during the height of Beatlemania. Info: 845-473-2072 or Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $6.

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

8PM Jefferson Starship. Info: 800-745-3000 or Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sugar Loaf, $75, $45, $35.

8:30PM Music Nights at Grand Cru: Big Boss Sausage. Info: 845-876-6992. Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market, 6384 Mill St, Rhinebeck.

9PM R&B Dance Party w/Breakaway featuring Robin Baker. Info: 845-229-8277 or [email protected] Hyde Park Brewing, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

9PMThe Sadies. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.



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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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