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

Wednesday 3/18

Free Hypnosis Weight Control Workshop. Led by Fra1yda Kafka, certified hypnotist. This workshop will be given on the first Wednesday of every month in 2015 from 7pm-8pm. Registration a must: Call Doris 845-339-2071 or email: [email protected], Reuner Cancer Support House, Kingston.

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. Hudson Valley.

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.

9AM Waterman Bird Club Field Trip: Vanderbilt Mansion. Call: Adrienne @ 845-264-2015. Info: Vanderbilt Mansion, parking lot, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

9AM-2PM Community Economic Development Funding Forum. Eexploring public / private partnerships for statewide community economic development. Presenting a number of valuable programs including: available funding, application deadlines, program details. Reg reqr’d. Info: [email protected] SUNY Columbia Greene, 4400 Route 23, Hudson.

9AM-10AM Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. Gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warmups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1donation requested. Fire Co. #1, Rt 212, Woodstock.

9:30AM Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hike: Burnt Knob (ascent 850 feet). Moderate hike: 3.5 miles, 4 hours. Meet at trailhead. Note: snowshoes & crampons may be required. Info: 518-248-2579. Hudson Valley.

10AM-11AM “Boogie Woogie Books!” APreschool Story Time. Open to children ages 3-5. Info: 845-687-2044. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St, Stone Ridge.

10AM HVP Young People’s Concert “I Hear America Singing.” Info: 845-473-2072 or Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie.

10AM Free Training Ssessions on Medicare. For residents who are approaching 65 or anyone would just like to learn more about Medicare. Poughkeepsie Galleria, Community Room, Poughkeepsie.

11AM Knitting Circle. Wednesdays. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

11AM-3PM 22nd Annual Beth Roeper Health and Wellness Fair. Open to all. With more than 50 vendors scheduled to attend, the fair will feature free health screenings, interactive exhibits, door prizes and raffles. Info: Mount Saint Mary College, Hudson Hall, Newburgh.

11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch & Learn Series: “March Music Interlude” Poughkeepsie High School flute and string ensembles, and saxophone quartet, performing music from the Baroque to modern. Info: 845-471-0430. Hudson Valley Community Center, 110 S. Grand Ave, Poughkeepsie, $5.

11:45AM HVP Young People’s Concert “I Hear America Singing.” Info: 845-473-2072 or Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie.

12PM Rotary Club of Kingston Meeting. Fellowship, lunch, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. Meets every Wed at 12noon. Web: Christina’s Restaurant, 812 Ulster Ave, Kingston.

1PM Steve Gorn-The Universe Hangs on Sound. Focusing on India, Steve Gorn explores the relationship of music to the contemplative arts, the roots in spirituality and the metaphysics of Nada Yoga-the yoga of sound. Info: [email protected] SUNY Ulster, College Lounge, New Paltz.

3:30PM Math Regents Prep. Every Wed. @ 3:30pm Certified Math Teacher - Don’t fail Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, 877-576-9931.

5:30PM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Everyone welcome. 845-679-9534. First Churchof Christ, Scientist, 89 Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM-8PM Ukulele Circle. Pull up a ukulele and learn a song! This is a friendly group who welcomes all comers. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

6PM-7:30PM Creative Seed Support Group. For artists to voice their works inprogress in a supportive environment. For Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors.Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center. MeetsWednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Info: [email protected] or Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6PM Woodstock Community Chorale. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Wednesdays, 6pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM Family Forum will provide an overview of the programs and services offered by Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County. Space is limited and an RSVP is requested. Info: 845.336.7235, ext.2196 or to [email protected] 250 Tuytenbridge Rd, Lake Katrine.

6:25PM-6:50PM Learn Remembrance. Info: 845-679-8989. Every Wednesday, 6:25-6:50pm. Remembrance is a deep practice to connect with the Divine in your heart. Spiritual practice (see separate listing) at 7, immediately following this introduction, all are welcome ifyou attend or not. RSVP. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free /donations welcome.

6:30PM “Savvy Social Security Planning.” Cetera Investment Services, LLC, invites the public to attend an educational workshop. Seminar covers the basics of Social Security and reveals strategies for maximizing your benefits. Res recommended. Info: 845-338-6322, ext. 3315Ulster Savings Bank, 1 Twin Maples Plaza, Saugerties, free.

6:55PM-8PM Silent Spiritual Practice. Info: 845-679-8989. Every Wednesday, 6:55-8pm. Group is for both people who currently have a silent spiritual practice such as meditation or Remembrance and those who would like to start such a practice. Q&A to follow.Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free /donations welcome.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Aru n Ortiz Trio with Eric Revis & Gerald Cleaver. Info: 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Jenny Offill in conversation with Elisa Albert. An event to celebrate the rerelease of Jenny’s new novel Last Things and Elisa’s new novel After Birth. Info: 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, free.

7PM “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” Class. Info: 845-679-5906, x 1012 or [email protected] On-going every Wed, 7pm. This free 90-minute program includes 30 minutes of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by one of eight lectures on the history, practices andprinciples of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 8 wk curriculum. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock, free.

7PM Women’s Rights: A Struggle of Class, Race and Ethnicity. Dr. Harriet Davis-Kram will speak. The presentation touches on Abigail Adams’ letters from the 18th century, and moves into 19th century debates over the abolition of slavery. Info: AdrianceMemorial Library, Charwat Meeting Room, 93 Market St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM Spectators of Life: The “Ashcan” Painters and the World They Knew. Dr. Valerie Ann Leeds will speak about the “Ashcan” painters. Info: 845-341-4891. SUNY Orange, Gilman Center for International Education, Middletown.

7PM-11PM Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission-no dues. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Café, Rosendale.

7:30PM The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. Meets every Wednesday night, 7:30pm. An evening of singing, fun & fellowship.A male a cappella group that sings in the American “Barbershop Style”of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight reading not required. Info: St. Andrews Church, 110 Overlook St, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM-8:30PM “Receiving Abundance in your Life.” Offering psycho-therapy powerful participation Techniques with MS. Patricia Mitchell. Every Wednesday. Call for address. 917-279-9546. Woodstock, free.

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

8:30PM-11PM Live at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company: Acoustic Jazz Trio with Syracuse/Siegel Duo + Special Featured Guest. Featuring Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. No cover or minimum! Info: 679-7969. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 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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