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

Tuesday 3/17

“Spring Fling!” A Spring themed show of work. At 3 venues: Port Jervis City Hall, Bon Secours Cafeteria, Deerpark Town Hall. Through 5/19. Info: . Port Jervis City Hall, Port Jervis.

9AM-10AM Senior Dance Exercise with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock.

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 Serving and Staying in Place. SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 845-255-0609. Plaza Diner, New Paltz.

10AM Preschool Story Hour. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

10AM-11AM Toddler Time. This Story-time and Play-time run by Amy Dunphy is geared for toddlers, babies and their caregiver. Info: 845-687-2044. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge.

10AM-12PM Knitting & Crocheting @ Grinnell Library. A chance to meet with fellow enthusiasts! For beginners to advanced. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-297-3428. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls.

10AM-11:30AM Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! Info: 679-6250. $13/oneclass or $20/two classes. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston.

10AM-12PM Knitting & Crocheting @ Grinnell Library. A chance to meet with fellow enthusiasts! For beginners to advanced. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-297-3428. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls.

10AM The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Meets every Tuesday. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 845-744-3055 for more information. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley.

10:30AM After Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady Mount Carmel and brunch the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade commences at 2 pm from the Orange County Government Center parking lot, followed by an after party.

10:30AM-5PM Together Tuesdays. New early literacy program with Frannie for kids birth through preschool. Story, craft, and play. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Public Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

10:30AM-5PM Tax Preparation Assistance. AARP Tax-Aide professionals will offer tax preparation assistance for seniors and low-income tax payers. Appointments necessary. Please call 845-255-0791 to schedule an appointment. Kingston Library, Community Room, 55 Franklin St,

10:30AM-11:30AM Toddler Time! Join Miss Penny for a fun-filled story time for the very young! Appropriate for ages 1-3. Info: 845-757-3771 or [email protected] Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

11:30AMTEDxHudsonLive.Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

12:30PM “Donor Retention: Current Rates Are Plummeting! What Can Every Fundraiser Do to Reverse the Trend?” Presented by: Jay Love. An audio/web conference. RSVP. The Culinary Institute of America, Roth Hall, 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, $20.

1PM Kingston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Parade kicks off from the Kingston Plaza and proceeds down Broadway to the Rondout Creek waterfront district in Kingston. Numerous bands, floats and community organizations celebrate the “wearing of the green” at this annual fun-filled Irish celebration. Sponsored by Ancient Order of Hibernians Fr. Con. 338-6622; 1-4pm; [email protected]

3:30PM-4:30PM After School Story Hour. for second & third grades. Info: 845-687-2044. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge.

4PM Stories & Fun with Laura Gail! Families with children between 3 and 7 are invited to join Laura for a great afternoon story time. Info: 845-757-3771 or [email protected] Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

4PM Reading to Lola. Join Lola for some special St. Patrick’s Day fun. Reading to Lola takes place on the first and third Tuesdays of each month through the end of May. Info: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin, Kingston.

4PM-8PM Free Community Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners are available. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis upon check-in through 7pm. Info: Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Rt 209, Stone Ridge.

4PM LEGO Club . A full hour of free play with our HUGE collection of LEGOs & DUPLOs! For kids of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 845-757-3771 or [email protected] Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

5:30PM Phoenicia Community Choir. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Tuesdays, 5:30pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Wesleyan Church, basement, Main St, Phoenicia.

6PM-8PM Kingston’s Meeting - End the New Jim Crow Action Network, a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality and mass incarceration (the “new Jim Crow”). 475-8781 or New Progressive Baptist Church 8 St, Poughkeepsie.

6PM-7PM Weekly Sitting Meditation w/ walking meditation (instruction available). On-going Tues, 6-7pm. Free & open to the public. 658-8556 or Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6PM Lenten Study at Saint James Lake Delaware: A History of Christianity in Britain. Fr. James Krueger will teach. All are welcome to attend the class regardless of church membership. Info: 607-832-4401, [email protected] Saint James Church Lake Delaware, 55 Lake St, Delaware.

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

6PM-7:30PM Goat-Raising for Beginners Class. This class will go over everything you need to know to start raising goats: housing and feeding needs, health management, weather and predator concerns. Info: 845-340-3990,x 311 or [email protected] Cornell CooperativeExtension of Ulster County, Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston, $10.

6:30PM Waterman Bird Club Woodcock Watch at Cary IES. Call: Barbara @ 297-6701 if you plan to attend. Info: Gifford House, parking lot, 65 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook.

7PM Open Mic. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

7PM-8:30PM Singing Just for Fun! New Paltz Community Singers. Everyone welcome, everyone gets to choose songs. Going 20+ years. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Info: [email protected] Quaker Meeting House, 8 N. Manheim Blvd, New Paltz.

7PM Morton Yarn Evenings with Cher. Every Tuesdays. Bring projects to work on, get advice from others, share your expertise, or just come to enjoy the company of other yarn enthusiasts. Info: 845-876-1085 or [email protected] Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82

7PM-9PM Open Mic. On-going, Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 200 Main St, Saugerties, 246-5775.

7PM-10PM Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. 452-3232. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM St. Patty’s Day with Big Joe Fitz and the Lo-Fis. High Falls. Info: 845-687-2699 or e-mail [email protected]

7PM Live @ The Falcon: St. Pat’s Day Split Bill - County Hell & The Stacks. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM-8:30PM Weekly Opportunity Workshop . Meets every Tuesday night, 7pm-8:30pm.Free to attend: learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz.

7:30PM “Irish Records Online” is the topic for the March meeting of the Dutchess County Genealogical Society.Speaker, Mary Colbert, gives talks about genealogical research for Mount Saint Mary College’s adult enrichment program and is the librarian for the Dutchess County Genealogical Society.Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 204 Spackenkill Rd,Poughkeepsie. The meeting is open to the public.

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

8PM Open Mic Nite Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat - only $8. Info: 688-2444 or Catamount Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant.



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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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