Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (March 26-April 4)

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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.



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

Performing Arts of Woodstock announces auditions for the award-winningJon Robin Baitz play, “Other Desert Cities.” Saturday, March 28, 11-2 pm, Sunday, March 29, 1-3:30 pm, Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St. Woodstock. Needed: 3 women—30’s-50’s, 2 men- 25-55. Directed by Nicola Sheara.Opens June 12 for two weekends at the Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock.Call 845- 679-7900 for info or www,

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 Can’t make the concert? Donations can be made to a fundraising campaign in honor of Rogovin at 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.

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, x 340.

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.

Register Now: Safe Sitter Program for Adolescents (4/7) Deadline to register: 3/31. Ages 11-14. Provides the skills to provide safe, nurturing care for children and to respond appropriately to medical emergencies. Reg reqr’d. Info: www./ or518-828-3346. Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23, Acra, $60.

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: Library, 93 Market St, Poughkeepsie.

Art Exhibit: Cityscapes. A group show of urban scenes painted in oil and acrylic. Exhibits through 3/31. Info: 518-828-1915. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St, Hudson.

Art Exhibit: Alien Bird Song. Works by Ben La Rocco. Exhibits through 3/29. Info: 518-828-5907. John Davis Gallery, 362 1/2 Warren St, Hudson.

Theater Improv Games for Everyone Access the joyful, fearless you using Keith Johnstone’s methodology! Starts April 2nd. 7:30-9:30pm. Space limited. Call Kathleen Donovan to register at 845-684-5219. Uptown, Kingston, $100 /4 classes.

Audition Notice: “Other Desert Cities.” March 28, 11-2p.m.& Sunday, March 29, 1-3:30 p.m..Needed: 3 women—30’s-50’s, 2 men- 25-55. Directed by Nicola Sheara. Info: 845-679-7900 for info or Woodstock Town Hall, 6 Tinker St, Woodstock.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic: 10 am-2 pm every Thursday, TARA Clinic, 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment needed. Cash only. One-year rabies vaccine, $10; 3-year rabies vaccine with written proof of current vaccination, $15; distemper vaccine, $15; canine heartworm/lyme test, $25. Other low-cost services available. Visit for complete service list.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats: April 6, 13, and 27, Newburgh; April 7, 14, 21, and 28, Monroe; April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Middletown; April 9, Port Jervis; April 18, Warwick; April 20, Monticello; April 23, Fishkill. By appointment only, by The Animal Rights Alliance mobile clinic. $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim. Residents of Crawford, Mamakating, Monroe, Montgomery and Wallkill eligible for reduced-price voucher through their town clerk; Chester and Warwick through Warwick Valley Humane Society. Stationary clinic in Middletown for dogs: males, $120 and up; females, $150 and up. Owned pit bulls in Hudson Valley receive $100 off surgery made possible by a grant from The S.L. Gimbel Foundation while funds last. Other low-cost services available. 845-343-1000.

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.

Kinderland II Build (4/22-4/26) .Sign up to help replace Kinderland Park at Forsythe Park. Online sign-up sheet with a variety of shift choices. Please sign up and share the link! Info: [email protected]

Register Now: Safe Sitter Program for Adolescents (4/9). Deadline to register: 4/2 Ages 11-14. Provides the skills to provide safe, nurturing care for children and to respond appropriately to medical emergencies. Reg reqr’d. Info: www./ or518-828-3346. Extension Education Center, 479 Rt. 66, Hudson, $60.

Register Now: Casino Bus Trip to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA on 5/2. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Reservations and payments due by April 6, 2015. Info: 845-750-2846 or email [email protected] Kingston

Capital District Garden & Flower Show (3/27-3/29). 150 garden themed exhibits, wine tastings, & hourly lectures and cooking demonstrations. Over 17, 000 square fee of designed, fully blooming landscape exhibits. Partial proceeds benefit Wildwood Programs. Hudson Valley Community College, McDonough Sports Complex, Troy, $12.

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.




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