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

Monday 3/16

7:45AM County Leaders To Tackle Regional Issues. The top leaders for the northern counties of the region will join Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress to discuss the impacts and implications of current issues from their county’s perspective. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-565-4900.Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie, $60.

8AM Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hike: North Dome (3610’) and Sherill (3540’). Strenuous bushwhack: 8 miles, 7 hours. Note: snowshoes & crampons required. Info: 845- 246-8074.

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-9:50AM Senior Fit Dance for Seniors with Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Bring a mat. Town Hall, Main Room, Woodstock.

9:30AM Settled and Serving in Place (Kingston Chapter). A social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston.

10AM-12PM Senior Drama with Edith LeFever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues & scenes. Interested seniors are welcome to sit in. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Fire Co #1 Rt 212, 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-4PM Adult Art Workshop. Oils, acrylics, with some supplies provided, $5 drop-in. Info: 845-657-9735. Shokan.

12:15PM Rhinebeck Rotary Club Meeting. Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, 914-244-0333.

1PM-4PM Free Tax Preparation Help. Appointments are necessary. Please call 845-255-0791, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m, to schedule an appointment. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan.

1PM Needlework Group. On-going every Monday, 1pm. Info:845-338-5580, x1005. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

2PM-4PM Senior Art with Judith Boggess. In addition to instruction, art supplies and periodic group exhibitions, the class offers friendship and camaraderie. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for minimum contribution of $2. St. John’s Community Center, R.C.

3PM-5PM Math Help with Phyllis Rosato. All ages Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Public Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

3PM-4:30PM Cooking Club for Tweens. Grades 4 and up. Info: 845-687-2044 or Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge.

4:15PM-5:30PM Healthy Back Class w/ Anne Olin. Build strength and increase flexibility and range of motion with attention to your special needs. Class is on-going and meets on Mondays, 4:15-5:30pm. $12/class. 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford.

5:30PM-7:30PM Rockin’ Rooks: Morton Youth Chess Club. Every Monday. Students in grades K - 12 are welcome to join for fun, learning, and tournament competition. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-876-5810 or [email protected] Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinebeck.

6PM The New Paltz Garden Club Potluck Dinner. Open to the public on Monday,   Dress in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Bring a dish to share and your own table setting (plate, bowl, cup, utensils). For more info call Helen at 845-687-7122 Hall, 16 Broadhead Ave (behind the Salvation Army) in New Paltz.

6:30PM-8:30PM Mid-Hudson Rainbow Chorus Rehearsal. Info: [email protected] or 216-402-3232. This four-part chorus of LGBTQ & LGBTQ-friendly singers always welcomes new members.Sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses all voice parts needed. Ability to read music not req but helpful. Rehearsals every Mon, 6:30-8:30pm. No charge for first rehearsal. LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston, $25 /month.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Corey Dandridge’s World of Gospel Residency. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:30PM Free Class: Find Peace-Learn to Meditate. All are welcome. Sponsored by Sri Chinmoy Centre. Class also held on Monday , March 23. Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker St, Woodstock.

8PM Open Mic Poetry. 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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