Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (March 19-28)

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Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events.  The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday on page 3; Saturday on page 4; etc.

How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar:

If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at [email protected]. Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newspaper as a community service and on a space-available basis. Almanac Weekly’s calendar is printed on Tuesdays, so we must receive all entries no later than the previous Friday at noon. If you’d like to speak with Donna directly, call (845) 334-8200 ext. 104.

 

 

premier listings

 

Theater Improv Games for Everyone. Access the joyful, fearless you using Keith Johnstone’s methodology! Starts April 2nd, 7:30-9:30pm, four classes $100, uptown Kingston. Space limited. Call Kathleen Donovan to register at 845- 684-5219.

Sample Sale, This Weekend Only - Pop up shop by Kelli Bickman. Fine Art into Active Wear & Ready-to-Wear. 100% original. Made in USA. 12-6pm. Thurs-Sun at Spirols Gallery, 196 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477. www.1111style.com. [email protected]

Meditation Intensive with Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda(4/11,9AM-4PM). A day immersed in meditation. Guided sessions, discussion and stillness. Includes a delicious vegetarian lunch.at Shanti Mandir51 Muktananda Mar, Walden,www.shantimandir.com or 845- 778-1008.

REGGAE Concert to Benefit Brain Cancer Patient ,4/11). Groove to the smooth sounds of reggae during the  “Leith of Life : Reggae Concert and Benefit” at Bearsville Theater (291 Tinker Street) in honor of local cancer patient Leith Rogovin. Early show starting at 5 pm.  A late-night show will kick off at 8:30 pm with renowned performer DJ Downbeat the Ruler and guests Brigadier Jerry, Jeremiah, Sister Nancy, Jah Eyes and Ranking Joe. Woodstock jazz artist Studio Stu will emcee the early show and Leah Boss will emcee the late-night show.   Proceeds from the concert and a corresponding silent auction will be collected through the nonprofit HelpHOPELive to pay Rogovin’s uncovered medical expenses. Tickets start at $25, a price that includes admission to all early and late-night reggae performances. Find more information about the event at leithoflife.org. Can’t make the concert? Donations can be made to a fundraising campaign in honor of Rogovin at helphopelive.org or by calling 800.642.8399. Checks can also be mailed “in honor of Leith Rogovin” to HelpHOPELive: 2 Radnor Corporate Ctr., Suite 100, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA. 19087.

TheaterSounds Hudson River Valley Playreading Series presents a staged reading of Sarah Treem’s keenly perceptive play The How and the Why. This performance will take place Saturday, March 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road in Kingston. Show time is 7:30pm. Admission is free, contributions appreciated.

Call for Art - 9th Annual Big Read Teen Art Contest. Mid-Hudson Valley high school students are invited to enter. Deadline: Wed, May 27, Artwork must be inspired by themes from this year’s Big Read book selection, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Info: www.poklib.org.Adriance Library, 93 Market St, Poughkeepsie.

Capital District Garden & Flower Show (3/27-3/29). Over 17,000 square fee of designed, fully blooming landscape exhibits. Gardens are packed with shrubs, mature trees, colorful flowers & tranquil water features.Plus 150 garden themed exhibits, wine tastings, & hourly lectures and cooking demonstrations. All offered free with paid admission. Partial proceeds benefit Wildwood Programs. Hudson Valley Community College, McDonough Sports Complex, Troy.Advance sale tickets online $10, door/$12.

Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Help release the past using gentle energetic healing techniques. Meets the first Saturday of every month from 11:30am - 1 pm, $15. For more information and to register, contact Cindy at 845-282-6400 or Cindy@RisingStarEne.

Exhibit: The Age of Alice: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Nonsense in Victorian England. Exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Thru 6/15. Info: www.vassar.edu. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.

The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.) Mobile Clinic. Low-cost spay/neuter for cats. Performed by appointment only, by NY state licensed veterinarians. Fee includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, and nail trim. Info: www.tara-spayneuter.org or 845-343-1000.

Children’s Call for Performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ajkun Ballet Theatre is looking for young dancers (Pre-K to Young Teens) for a summer production. Rehearsals and performances will run from August 3 throughout August 15,at The EGG Performing ArtsCenter in Albany. Info: [email protected] or 646-368-9800. Albany.

Free Income Tax Assistance. Times: Walk-in hours on Mondays: Noon - 2 p.m. and 4 - 8 p.m.; Tuesdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursdays: Noon - 8 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.Sponsored By: The School of Business. Info: 845-257-2622. SUNY New Paltz, van den Berg Hall, Rooms 208C and 341, New Paltz.

Hatmaker’s Attic Productions, Inc. is seeking submissions of original plays from the Newburgh area for 2015’s Newburgh Illuminated festival. Deadline to submit: 4/1. Manuscripts can be submitted electronically to [email protected] The Lobby at The Ritz, Newburgh.

Antique Post Card Show & “Greetings From the 1960’s”. Will be held Sunday, March 29th 2015 from 9 am - 4 pm at the Midtown Neighborhood Center 467 Broadway, Kingston, NY $3 Admission * Door Prize. Sponsored by the Kaaterskill Post Card Club. For more info Call 845-383-0061.

Call for Art - 9th Annual Big Read Teen Art Contest. Mid-Hudson Valley high school students are invited to enter. Deadline: Wed, May 27, Artwork must be inspired by themes from this year’s Big Read book selection, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Info: www.poklib.org.Adriance Library, 93 Market St, Poughkeepsie.

Free Income Tax Assistance. Times: Walk-in hours on Mondays: Noon - 2 p.m. and 4 - 8 p.m.; Tuesdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursdays: Noon - 8 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.Sponsored By: The School of Business. Info: 845-257-2622. SUNY New Paltz, van den Berg Hall, Rooms 208C and 341, New Paltz.

Call for Artists’ Submissions- The Stories We Tell, the 2015 edition of the Hudson Valley Artists series. The deadline for artist submission is 3/23. Web: www.dorskymuseum.submittable.com/submit/39262. SUNY New Paltz, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz.

High School Equivalency Classes Starting in March. The program provides instruction in language arts, writing, reading, math, science and social studies to help prepare students for the Test Assessing Secondary Competency (TASC). Info: 845-339-2025 or www.sunyulster.edu/ce.Business Resource Center, Kingston, $20.

4-H Intro to Veterinary Science Program Set to Launch ,4/25. Youth ages 8 to 12. They will explore animal science careers and learn practical skills from rehabilitation specialists, veterinarians, SUNY Ulster professors. Reg reqr’d. Info: 340-3990 ext. 340, or

Psychu and Storytelling. (3/31 - 4/3) Red Hook Public Library and Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement have partnered to present a Creative Writing Camp for youths in grades 4 and up from noon to 2 p.m. Registration is required. Info: 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library,Red Hook. 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

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