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

Thursday 3/12

Vitality Yoga Flow Grand Opening(3/12-3/15). Come in to check out the Grand Opening Specials. View schedule at Vitality Yoga Flow, Stop ‘n Shop Plaza, across from Health & Nutrition.

8:30AM-9:30AM Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, x 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

9AM-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

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.

9:30AM-10:30AM Senior Fit After 50 with Diane Collelo. Three-part class offering movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Town Hall, Woodstock.

10AM-2PM Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads - Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Info: 845-757-3771 or [email protected] Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, $1.

10AM-5PM John Ruppert’s Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh. Continues through May 31. Info: 914-232-9555. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St, Katonah.

10:30AM Book Worms - Intergenerational Program. ongoing every Thurs, 10:30am, thru the end of March. Area seniors read to children. Info: 845-481-7332. Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston.

11AM Career Services Workshop, “The Art of Interviewing.” Info: 845-341-341-4444. SUNY Orange, Shepard Student Center, Room 352, Middletown.

12PM-4PM Arlington Farmers’ Indoor Market. 845-437-7035 or [email protected] (Please note that the market will be on hiatus when the College is officially closed. Vassar College, North Atrium, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

12:30PM Old Dutch Village Garden Club. Walls and Walkways. Hilary Finn Gardens. Info: [email protected] St. John’s Reformed Church, Red Hook.

1PM-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212,Woodstock.

1:15PM-2:15PM Kathak Dance Workshop. SUNY Ulster’s spring visiting artist Janki Patrik, The Kathak Ensemble’s Artistic Director, unravels her creative process for the three dances in the Ensemble’s upcoming March 20th performance. Info: SUNY Ulster,New Paltz.

1:15PM World Music and Dance with Janaki Patrik. Info: [email protected] or SUNY Ulster, Quimby Theater, Stone Ridge, free.

2PM-3:30PM Brain Game. The class is open to adults of any skill level and meets every Thursday afternoon. Bring a pad and paper and join the fun! Register for the class by calling 845-297-3428. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls.

2PM 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.

3:30PM-4:30PM After School Story Hour. Kindergarten and first grades. Info: 845-687-2044. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge.

4PM-5PM Mindfulness Meditation Practice every Thursday at Mirabai. 30 minutes sitting meditation followed by 15 minutes walking meditation. Chairs and pillows provided. Feel free to bring your own cushion, if your wish. All levels welcome. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 679-2100.   $5 donation.

4PM-6:30PM Individual Oneness Blessings with Kathy Saulino. Also known as “Deeksha” this blessing is a direct transfer of divine intelligent energy. Each blessing takes 15 minutes. Please call for appointment times available and arrive a few minutes prior to yourdesignated time. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free.

4PM-7PM Free Family Archery Night. 2-Person Indoor Archery Range Session including Bow Rentals. $20/special offer. Kenco, 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd, Kingston, 845-338-5021.

6PM Hudson Valley Playwrights. Every Thursdays. A creative venue for local playwrights to developnew works, from first inspiration to final production. RSVP. Info: 845-217-0734, [email protected], or Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

6PM-7PM Very Little Red Schoolhouse Open House . The center specializes in infant and toddler care - either full-time or part-time. Info: t 845-340-8515. Very Little Red Schoolhouse, 629 Lucas Ave, Hurley.

6PM-7PM One Book, Many Communities: “Mornings in Jenin.” Novel by Palestinian-American author and activist Susan Abulhawa. Open to all. Reg. reqr’d. Info: 845 679-8851. Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

6PM Woodstock Transition Garden Share Working Group Potluck. Guest speaker from Clove Valley Farm- Aileah Kvashy. Public welcome! Info: 845-679-0779 or 23 Simmons Dr, Woodstock.

6PM LEGO Building Fun! For ages 5-12. Registration required. Call 845-331-0507, ext. 7 to register. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Thursday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6:30PM-8:30PM Talk: “The World Within.” An inquiry into the truth of the divisive nature of the human mind, its impact on relationship, and its connection with society and the world. Presented by The Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Info: 845-514-0194. Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock.

7PM Open Mic Night. Info: 845-687-2699 or High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

7PM Special Money Workshop: How Do You Feel About Money? Ceil Berlin, LCSW, and Carol Light, PhD. will be leading a discussion about money. Reg reqr’d. Info: or 845-876-4030. Starr Library, 68 W Market St, Rhinebeck.

7PM Word of Mouth Poetry Series: Matthew J. Spireng. Open Reading w/ 5 minute limit. Info: [email protected] or 845-331-6713. The Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, $3 /suggested donation.

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

7PM-8:30PM Meeting of Middle East Crisis Response. A group of Hudson Valley residents joined together to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East. Info: 845-876-7906 or Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

7PM-8:30PM Book Discussion. On-going every Thurs, 7-8:30pm. This group is intended for people who already have some background in the study and/or practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Info: 845-679-5906, x 1012 or [email protected] Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock, free /no reg req.

7PM Fireside “Chat” at St. James’ Chapel. “FDR, Huguenot Street, and Remembering the Past.” Lecture to be presented by Thomas Weikel, Director of Strategic Planning at Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. . Reception will follow. Info: 845-229-2820 ( St. James’ Chapel,

7PM Boughton Place’s Conversations. Conversations takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Info: [email protected] or 845-691-7578 or Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland, $10, $5 /senior/student.

7PM-9PM Japanese Movie Night. “Space Pirate Captain Harlock” Anime. Directed by Shinji Aramaki, written by Leiji Matsumoto. Info: Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

7PM Gurdjieff Movements Class. Collective body of sacred dances that were collected or authored by G. I. Gurdjieff and taught to his students as part of the work of self observation and self study. Info: 845-527-6205. Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, 34 Tinker St, Woodstock, $5.

7PM Hudson Valley Garden Association Monthly Meeting. Second Thursday of every month. Info: 845-418-3640. Shawangunk Town Hall, 14 Central Ave, Wallkill.

7PM Richard Price - “The Whites” in conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue. Tickets at Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff, $34.

7:30PM Woodstock Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting. Regular monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month. Info: 845-679-9955 or Fire Co. #1, 242 Tinker St, Woodstock.

7:30PM-10PM Salsa Workshop at MaMA. The Rueda All Stars Dance Company from Santiago, Cuba to teach a Salsa Workshop. All levels of experience are welcome. One night only. Info: 845-687-8890 or Marbletown Multi-Arts, 3588 Main St, Stone Ridge, $20.

8PM Faculty Recital. Blanca Uribe, professor emerita, and Richard Wilson present music for two pianos. Info: 845-437-7319 or Vassar College, Skinner Hall of Music, Poughkeepsie.

8PM Grace Street and Rising from the Ashes: An Evening of Arts-based Research Performance. Info: or 845-257-2700. SUNY New Paltz, Parker Theatre, New Paltz, $8, $6, $3.

8:30PM Sunburst Brothers and their Cousins. Classic Country, Hillbilly Harmony, Rhythm & Western Music . No Cover at Catskill Mountain Pizza, 51 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, 845-679-7969,

8:30PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, Eric Weissberg and Bill Keith. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.



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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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