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

Saturday 3/21

Mountain Bike Weekend. Getting you pumped for the World Cup 2015. Live entertainment on the patio with the Reddan Brothers from 2-5pm. Info: 518-734-4300 or Windham Mountain Resort, 19 Resort Dr, Windham.

8AM ECC/JBNHS Signs of Spring Nature Walk. A guided nature walk to observe early signs of spring in a variety of ecologically rich habitats in the Town of Saugerties. Bring binoculars, field guides, and spotting scopes if you have them. Info: Saugerties Village Beach, Rte. 9W, Saugerties.

9AM-12PM “Living by the Waterfront-Keeping Dry When the Waters Rise” Brent Gotsch will teach the class on what prospective property owners should think about before purchasing waterfront property. Reg reqr’d. Info: or845-688-3047. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston, $15 /couple, $10 /individual.

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

9AM-3PM “Write Saturday, “ Poet and educator Kate Hymes will teach a full-day writing workshop. Reg reqr’d. Info: [email protected] Wappingers Falls, $75.

9:30AM-6PM HVP 43rd String Competition. First Round. Open to the public. Info: 845-473-2072 or Vassar College, Skinner Hall, Poughkeepsie.

9:30AM-11AM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Saturday, 9-10:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rte 212, Woodstock.

10AM-2PM The Gemini Series. 17th Annual Twin County Science Fair. Snow Date: Saturday, March 28. Info: 518-828-4181. SUNY Columbia-Greene, Gymnasium, Hudson, free.

10AM-12PM Art Opening: Woodland Playhouse Preschool. Art, slideshow, refreshments. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Public Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

10AM Saturday Morning Family Series. Pinocchio by the Hampstead Stage Company Info: 845-876-3088. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308 |, Rhinebeck, $9, $7 /kids.

10AM Mid-Hudson ADK Hike: Black Rock Forest. Moderate hike, 7 miles. Leader: Mel Kleiman Phone: 845-216-6805. Call leader. Info: Black Rock Forest, Main parking lot, Cornwall.

10AM-3PM Hudson Valley Farmers’ Market. Sponsored by Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. Info: Greig Farm, Pitcher Ln, Red Hook.

10AM-12PM 20th Death Cafe’. Hosted by Circle of Friends for the Dying. Part of a global movement to “increase the awareness of death to help people make the most of their finite lives.” Death Cafe’ is not a bereavement support group. Info: [email protected] Town ofEsopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, free.

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Open every Saturday, 10am-9pm. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 687-7023.

10AM-12PM 20th Death Café. Hosted by Circle of Friends for the Dying. Coffee and tea will be served, and as always-there will be cake! Info: [email protected] Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, free.

10:30AM Indigo Arts Academy Public Forum. The Indigo Arts Academy is a collective of local individuals who are in the process of acquiring the Anna Devine School in Rifton, NY and re-opening it as an Academy for Fine and Performing Arts, Music, Holistic Living and Spirituality.Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 Route 32, Rosendale, free.

10:30AM-11:30AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Meet outside Cornell St PO, Kingston, 339-0637.

10:30AM-1:30PM Teen Geek Here to Help! Do you have questions about how to operate your NOOK, iPod, iPad, Kindle, laptop, or other electronic device? Bring it in to the library and one of our trained “Teen Geeks” will help you! Info: 845-757-3771 or [email protected] Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

10:30AM The Village of Montgomery’s St. Pat’s Ramble kicks off its third year at 1 pm and works its way around the village. Guests who arrive by 10 a.m. may participate in or watch the Run for the Gold 5K Race.

10:30AM Super Saturdays: The Puppet People. The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy Dorothy’s colorful marionette adventure with exciting special effects. Info: 845-331-0507 ext. 7. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

11AM-12PM Practice for Spanish Spelling Bee. Free weekly practice sessions are available for the second annual Spanish Spelling Bee (4/25), through 4/18 on Saturdays. Reg reqr’d. Info: Bard College, Olin Language Center, Room 115, Annandale-on Hudson.

1PM-3PM Healthy Eating Habits. Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand to demonstrate healthy eating /demonstration workshop for families. Advanced registration with a limit of 20. Sign up at the checkout desk or call. Info: 845-338-8850. Town of Esopus Library, Esopus.

1PM Art Hour with Christian. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Public Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

1PM-3PM Bard Math Circle. Featuring puzzles and games, hands-on projects, and engaging math problems. Meets on the 3rd Saturday, 1-3pm. Kingston Library, Community Room, Kingston.

1PM-3PM The Un-Bunny Party, An Easter Celebration. For children of all ages, from 1 to 99. This party is free, fun and teaches children and all who attend the real meaning of Easter. Bring your Easter basket and join the fun. Info: 845-246-7802. Saugerties UnitedMethodist Church, , 67 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

1PM Downton Abbey Themed Tours. The 90 minute tour explores the similarities between the television show and Staatsburgh, the American side of the Downton Abbey story. Reservations are required. Info: 845-889-8851 x300. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Mills Mansion, Staatsburgh.

1:30PM Food Chains. The documentary is a searing expos‚ that depicts an intrepid group of Florida farm workers who battle to defeat the supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program. Info: Upstate Film Woodstock, Woodstock, $20 /film & panel, $35 /film/panel/ recept.

1:30PM-3PM LEGO Club. Ages 4 to 14. Are you a LEGO- Maniac? Bring your imagination. They’ll bring the Legos. Registration Required. Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Public Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

1:30PM-4:30PM LEGOr Fun Day - Come build a robot with our Lego Bionicles or create mosaic characters (like Angry Birds, Minecraft) or take part in building one section of a giant city build! Info: or 845-255-1318. Fishkill Recreation Center,Fishkill.

2PM Gardiner Library Music Lover’s Group Meeting. The group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 2pm. Gardiner, free, 255-1255.

2PM Free Meditation Instruction. On-going every Saturday, 2pm in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

2PM-3PM Docent Tour Saturday. Each tour will feature different works. Info: 914-788-0100, [email protected] Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main St, Peekskill.

3PM-5PM “Deep Air” Arts Series: Jonathan Skinner and Ecology, Language, Spoils of the Landscape. Ages 10 and up. Explore the environment, history and literature with professor and writer Jonathan Skinner. Lecture followed by Q&A, cake and tea. Info:518-828-1872, x 103. Olana, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, $5.

4PM - 7PM Spaghetti Dinner. Fundraiser for The Charles R. Haas Memorial Scholarship Fund. Take outs will be available. Adults $9, c hildren 5-12 $6, free children 5 & under. Sponsored by The High Falls Fire Company. High Falls Firehouse, High Falls.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception: “Ocular Concepts.” Photographs by Andrew Halpern. Exhibits through 4/24. Info: 845-876-0543. Montgomery Row Second Level, 6423 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck.

5:30 PM Ulster County SPCA 16th Annual Fur Ball! Silent auction & cash bar start at 5:30pm, sit down dinner & program start at 7pm with a live auction at 9pm. $85/pp. RSVP to [email protected] Diamond Mills Inn, Saugerties.

6PM-7PM Scenic Hudson’s Tuesday Evening Lecture Series - Local Produce. Conservation Easements: What, Why & How? Info: [email protected], 845-473-4440, ext. 273. Scenic Hudson, Long Dock Park, 8 Long Dock Rd, Beacon.

6PM Stealing All Transmissions: An Evening of Local Celebrity, Subversive Commentary, Community Radio and Fancy Cuisine. A benefit for WIOX Community Radio. Limited seating. Reservations: 607-326-3900. Spillian, 50 Fleischmanns Heights Rd, Fleischmanns, $50.

7PM Movies With Spirit: “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago” (2013). Info: 845-389-9201. Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, $5.

7PM-10PM Sonnie Chiebba and the Jailbreakers. Ages 21 plus. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: The Band - A Tribute to THE BAND! Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Live at Kindred Spirits: Acoustic Jazz featuring Grammy winner Malcolm Cecil on bass, guitarist Steve Raleigh, pianist Peter Tomlinson, NYC saxophonist Al Guart and local guest artists. No cover or minimum! Kindred Spirits, 334 Rte 32A, Palenville, 518-678-3101.

7PM-8:30PM Acoustic Americana with Bernstein Bard Trio. Info: 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

7PM Andy Cooney With Special Guest Girsa A St. Patrick’s Day celebration, will feature both traditional Irish music and fare. Info: Bethel Woods, Bethel, $47, $42.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: The Band - A Tribute to THE BAND! Info: or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:30PM Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild Coffeehouse Series. Open mic format followed by the featured performer, Jane March. Info: 845-229-0170 or [email protected] Unitarian Fellowship, South Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie, $6, $5 /senior.

7:30PM TheaterSounds Hudson River Valley Playreading Series presents a staged reading of Sarah Treem’s keenly perceptive play The How and the Why. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road in Kingston. Show time is 7:30pm. Admission is free, contributions appreciated.

7:30PM Mustard’s Retreat. Info: 518-346-6204 or 8th Step at Proctors, 432 State St, Schenectady, $30 /gold circle, $24.

7:30PM Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles. 2nd set at 9pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

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 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.

8PM 32nd Annual Festival of Dance. A celebration of dance with performances featuring various styles of dance and top notch dance companies, showcasing choreographers and dancers. Produced by the Ulster Ballet Company. Info: : 845-339-6088 or UlsterPerforming Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston.

8PM Michael Packer Blues Band. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM La Cage Aux Folles. Broadway musical by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein will be presented by Up In One Productions. Info: 845-876-3080 or Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, $27, $25 /senior.

8PM Rudy & The Backbeat Band. Info: 845-229-8277 or [email protected] Hyde Park Brewing, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

8:30PM-12AM The Frolic! An All-Ages Ecstatic Dance. All dance abilities welcome; no partner required. This monthly volunteer-run dance is alcohol & substance-free. Info: [email protected] or 845-658-8319. 15 Railroad Ave (Center for Creative Education, 2nd Floor) Kingston.



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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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