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

Saturday 3/14

Irish I Was Skiing or Riding. Kids can catch the leprechaun who has gold coin chocolate. Featuring a Irish step dancer performance on the patio. Guinness drinks specials all weekend. Info: 518-734-4300 or Windham Mountain, Windham.

Opening Reception: “Outside the Lines.” Annual Youth and Student Arts Exhibition Showcases Greene County’s Rising Stars. Exhibits 4/18. Info:, 518-943-3400. GCCA Catskill Gallery, 398 Main St, Catskill.

9AM-10:30AM 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.

9AM-3PM American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course. This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Call 845-475-9742 to register Northern Dutchess

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

9AM-4PM Abstraction & Large Scale Drawing, (314 - 3/15) Meredith Rosier invites an exploration of alternative methods of drawing in large scale. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-679-2388 or www, Woodstock School of Art, 2470 Rte. 212, Woodstock, $217,

10AM-12PM Seed Swap with Joel Benton, by invitation and open to the public. To be followed by a Phoenicia Seed Library led by volunteers from spring - summer. Info: 845- 688-781. Phoenicia Public Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

10AM Super Saturday Morgan Taylor - The Gustafer Yellowgold Show. Info: 845-331-0507 or Kingston Library, Community Room, 55 Franklin St, Kingston, free.

10AM-4PM Photographing the Nude in the Studio with Dan McCormack. This all-day workshop is intended for photographers at any level. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please visit Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

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

10AM-3PM Annual Catskill French Club Flea Market. Catskill High School, West Main St, Catskill.

10AM-4PM Phoenix Rising: A Transformational Workshop. Using imaginative journeying and movement/sound to release disfunctional patterns and birth wondrous, vital expressions of your Self. Taught by Kathleen Donovan and Darlene Van de Grift. No experiencenecessary. Info: 845-684-5219. Phoenicia, $100.

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-11AM Life Insurance Basics Seminar. All welcome, from young to young at heart. Refreshments served. Info: 845-255-5030. Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main St, New Paltz, free.

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

10AM Saturday Morning Family Series. Barefoot DanceCompany. Info: 845-876-3088. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308 |, Rhinebeck, $9, $7 /kids.

10AM -5PM Meditation Retreat: Understanding the Mind. A day of immersion in contemplation and meditation. Includes delicious vegetarian lunch. Shanti Mandir,51 Muktananda Mar, Walden, or 845-778 -1008.

10:03AM-11:30AM Understanding Anger: Philosophical Discussions. Monthly philosophical series led by Gregory Sadler, a local educator. No advanced reading or registration required. Info: 845-331-0507 or Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

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.

11AM-5PM Exhibit: Jack Shainman Gallery: Currently showing large-scale installations of works by Meleko Mokgosi and “Status Quo,” a group exhibition of artists of the Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC. On view through April 25. The School Open to the Public Every Saturday.25 Broad Street, Village of Kinderhook.

11AM-12PM Computer Guts! Appropriate for children 5 to 8 years old. Children will have a chance to see what’s inside a computer and how it all works. Info: 845-255-1255 or visit Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

11AM-12:30PM Net-Zero Energy Homes. This free presentation is focused on design and construction of single family homes that produce the same amount of energy as they consume. Reg reqr’d. Space limited. Info: 518-280-8992 or [email protected] Business Resource Center, One Development Court, Room 121, Kingston.

11AM-3PM Mid-Hudson Orchid Society Show and Sale. No registration required. rare and exotic orchids will be on display and available forpurchase. Listen and learn from many orchid experts and enthusiasts who will be lecturing and demonstrating various techniques. Info: Union Church, Community Room, 44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh, free.

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.

11AM Mid-Hudson ADK Hike: Stonykill Farm. Easy Hike. 3 miles, 2+hrs. Leader: Sayi Nulu, email [email protected], 845 264 2270. Confirm with leader. Info: Stonykill Farm, Visitor Center, Fishkill.

11AM-12PM Practice for Spanish Spelling Bee. Free weekly practice sessions are available for the second annual Spanish Spelling Bee, through 4/18 on Saturdays. Reg reqr’d. Info: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

12PM-1PM. Free Yoga Pizza Party. Recurring event every Saturday. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and delicious pizza at My Place Pizza, 322 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Donations to Women’s Power Space are encouraged and greatly appreciated. Info: [email protected] or

12PM-2PM Teen Writing Club. Second Saturday of each month. Free and open to all! Participants are invited to bring a bagged lunch to eat while you work. Info: 845-757-3771 or [email protected] Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

12PM-3PM Audition: “Our Country’s Good.” Paid acting positions for both Equity and Non-Equity actors. There are 7 male and 4 female roles, all types, ages and ethnicities are sought. Set-up an interview/audition appointment with the director at [email protected] or845-679-0154. Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker St, Woodstock.

1PM Violet Snow: Interview with Your Ancestor Workshop, This workshop uses a collaborative process to help us explore relationships with our ancestors. Info: 845- 688-781. Phoenicia Public Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

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

1PM-4PM Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Volunteer Open House. Will include museum tours, presentations, and the opportunity to talk with current volunteers and staff members about the many different opportunities available. Info: or845-295-2626. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Event Gallery, Bethel.

1PM-3PM Computer Guts! Geared for children 9 to 12 years old. Children will have a chance to see what’s inside a computer and how it all works. Info: 845-255-1255 or visit Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

1PM St. Patrick’s Day Fun. Info: 845-758-3241 or Red Hook Public Library, 7444 South Broadway, Red Hook.

1PM-4PM Reiki and Lunch. Youko & Danna invite you to a Reiki session by donation & 10% discount on lunch. Info: Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

1PM The Met Live in HD: La Donna Del Lago. Opera by Rossini. Info: 845-473-2072. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $26, $19 /12 & under.

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. Highland Cultural Arts Studio, Highland.

1:59PM-4PM Celebration: in honor of Roxbury Arts Group’s Volunteers and Present the Nancy Harding Service Award. Reception will be Pies of course! The Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, 607.326.7908 and online at

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.

2PM “Matinee at The Shadowland” series The Quiet Man. Starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $10, $7 /child.

2PM Gallery Talks: Andrianna Campbell on Robert Smithson. Info: Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman St, Beacon.

2PM “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The musical is the story of a simple window washer who makes his way into the high corporate echelon, and includes such songs as “The Brotherhood of Man” and “I Believe in You”. Info: 845- 229-4000. F. D. Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 156 South Cross Rd, Hyde Park, $12, $6 /senior/student.

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-4PM Opening Reception: County Wide Annual Youth Arts Exhibit. Pre-K through 12th Grade. Exhibits through 4/18. Info: 518-943-3400 or Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill Gallery, 398 Main St, Catskill.

2:30PM YOGA Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer. With Donna Sherman. Music Performance ~ Soothing Gentle Yoga Class ~ Snacks. Info: [email protected] or to, The Living Seed Yoga Center, , 521 Main St, New Paltz, $25.

3PM-5PM Armchair Travel Series: Hermes Mallea and Caribbean Escapes. Ages 10 and up. A celebration of the glamour of warm-weather destinations in the Caribbean and Florida. Lecture followed by Q&A, cake and tea. Info: 518-828-1872, x 103. Olana, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson.

4PM The Piano Plus! Chamber Music Series Bard Conservatory of Music Collaborative Piano Fellows: Rami Sarieddine, Eri Nakamura, and Julia Hsu. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan, $12 /suggestd donation.

4PM-7PM Woodstock Fire Company #4 Corned Beef Annual Fundraising Dinner. Ladies Aux. Bake Sale. Eat in, take out or request delivery. Info: 845-679-2068. Zena Fire House, Woodstock, $14.

4:30PM-6:30PM Artist’s Reception: Marilyn Perry. Exhibits through 4/3. Info: 845-255-1255 or Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

5PM-7PM Spicy Chocolate Tasting. Chocolates paird with wine. Holy Mol‚ from Tumbador. Habanero & Jalepeno Truffles from John Kelly. Ancho Chili from Oliver Kita. Chili Pepper from Mast Brothers. Spicy Orange Espresso from Cowgirls. Info: Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren St, Hudson.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception: Rising Stars. A 3 person show, featuring Joyce Washor, Susan Miiller, and Andrea McFarland. Exhibitsthrough 4/4. Info: Mark Gruber Gallery, 17 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception: “Following Rivers.” Photography exhibit by Alison M. Jones for No Water No Lifer. Exhibits through 10/3. Register online at Beacon Institute Gallery, 199 Main St, Beacon.

5PM-8PM Opening Reception: Photobook Show. Info: 845-838-2880 or Show runs thru 4/6. Part of Beacon’s Second Saturday Art Opening. RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St, Beacon.

5PM-8PM Artist Reception: “Art Books” @ RiverWinds Gallery. Through April 4. RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main Street, Beacon. Info: or 845-838-2880. Open Wed-Mon 12-6, 12-9 2nd Saturdays.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: His Favorite Things: Richard Merkin. A Survey of 40 years. Exhibits through 4/19. Info: 518-828-1915 or www, Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St, Hudson.

6PM-9PM Opening Reception: Soft Nails. Works by Ellen Siebers. Exhibits through 4/5. Info: [email protected] Matteawan Gallery, 464 Main St, Beacon.

6PM-9PM Catskill Cabaradio. Community pot luck at 6pm and at 7pm, a live radio broadcast of music, story telling, poetry, trivia and your Mother Should Know with the amazing Dorothy Greenberg. Elly Wininger, the Pine Hill Playboys, great raffle prizes. Info:845-254-5469. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill.

6:30PM “Voices of the Past.” An original performance by Theatre on the Road & partial fundraiser for Friends of Historic Kingston. Meet characters from Kingston’s Industrial Era, including Thomas Cornell, Calvert Vaux, Mary McEntee. Info: 845-594-4428. Cornell St, Kingston.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Bernard Purdie. Info: or 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 “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The musical is the story of a simple window washer who makes his way into the high corporate echelon, and includes such songs as “The Brotherhood of Man” and “I Believe in You”. Info: 845- 229-4000. F. D. Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 156 South Cross Rd, Hyde Park, $12, $6 /senior/student.

7PM Picture Book Event: Gary Golio: “Bird & Diz.” Recommended for Ages 4-8. Info: 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, free.

7PM Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir’s March Concert: O Vos omnes: Music for Lent. Vassar College Chapel, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie.Tickets are available at the door for $15 for general admission; $12 for senior citizens; and $5 for students.  For discounted tickets, please visit our website at  For more information about our upcoming concert or to learn more about us, please call 845-853-7765.

7PM Best Small Libraries in America Celebration. Red Hook Public Library celebrates Best Small Library in America award. There will be food and drink, magic, line dancing, and festive fun for the whole family. Open to the public. Info: 845-758-3241 to RSVP. Old Lyceum Theatre, Red Hook.

7PM-8:30PM Levanta - Benefit Performance for Mountain Laurel Waldorf School. Community Room, 16 South Chestnut St, New Paltz. 845-255-0033. $20/adult, $30/couple, $40/family, $12/students. Light refreshments.

7PM Veterans in the New Field. Perform live, original music. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

7PM-11:30PM Open Mic / Open Stage Jam.Hosted by guitarist Steve Murtha . Also performing flutist, Jennifer Murtha. The Gallery, 128 Main St  Stamford.

7PM-10PM Sherman Lee Dillon and the Mississippi Sound. 21+ Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

7PM The Lives of Hamilton Fish. A special live performance. A cinematic rock opera written and directed by Rachel Mason, the film comes alive with Mason singing all of the songs, synced to the film’s backing soundtrack. Info: 518-822-1438 or Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson, $20.

7PM-9PM Live Music & Noodles : The Madoka Mooney Trio. Jazz & Bossa Nova. Info: Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz, $5 /suggested donation.

8PM Soul Purpose . Unframed Artists Gallery, 173 Huguenot St, New Paltz,$10 at the door. BYOB or Wine. Snacks provided.

8PM Petey Hop in The Taproom. Info: 845-229-8277 or [email protected] Hyde Park Brewing, 4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

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 Mentalist Lucas Handwerker presents The Hidden — a new show about the depth and breadth of the mind’s soul The Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock. Tickets are $20 or $18 for Byrdcliffe members and can be purchased at the door or online at

8PM The Levin Brothers. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Café, Main St, Rosendale.

8PM Joey Eppard Raised by Wolves. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Concert: For Tibet with Love. Featuring Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith, Nhuchhe Narayan & Friends. Table seating with refreshments. Info & res: 845-383-1774 or The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston, $20.

8PM “Hands Across the Pond” Concert. The Dublin City Ramblers and Emish! Info: 1-800-745-3000 or Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sugar Loaf.

8PM “Shamrock Shindig” Little Creek. Dinner starts at 5pm. Info: 845-876-0590 or The Rhinecliff, 4 Grinnell St, Rhinecliff, $10.

9PM Pine Hill Project. Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky, and Americana icon Larry Campbell. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

9PM The Trapps. Info: 845-687-2699 or High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.



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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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