Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (May 14-23)

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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

Kids Fishing Tournament & BBQ (5/23) & Striped Bass Fishing Tournament(5/24). Outside Movie at dusk (5/23). Free kids event. For details and time, call 845-339-3060. Certified Marina, LLC, 166 First St, Connelly.

Writing Workshop: Write Saturday ( 5/ 30 from 9 am - 3 pm). New Paltz/Accord: Poet and educator Kate Hymes will teach a full-day
Write Saturday, a writing workshop.The full day gives writers extended writing and response times. Amherst Writers and Artists Method: The AWA method has been used successfully with expe­rienced writers as well as beginners, writers who have confidence as well as those who are uncertain. Kate also offers weekly writing workshops in New Paltz. Information & registration: Location to be disclosed upon registration. The cost for the workshop is $75. A $35 deposit will reserve a spot. Please contact Kate Hymes at [email protected] to register.

Woodstock Chimes Warehouse Sale (5/14-5/17, 9am-5pm). Huge selection of chimes, fountains, farden bells, gongs kids’instruments and gifts. Up to 80% off and many items wholesale. Woodstock Chimes, 167 DuBois Rd, Shokan, 845-657-0445 or [email protected]/sale.

Register Now! Summer Theatre Institute. The Institute is for students interested in learning more about theatre performance and production. Info: 845-339-2025 or SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, $450.

A Slice of France: Wine Tasting and Art Auction to benefit Cragsmoor Historical Society (5/16, 4:30pm). Hosted by wine enthusiast, David Howell. Auction features work by noted sculptor, Harold Harris. Hors d’oeuvres accompany each tasting. Limited seating, reservations required. Info: or 845-647-6384. Cragsmoor Historical Society, 349 Cragsmoor Rd, Cragsmoor, $30.

Hudson River Exchange has opened applications for Annual Summer Market, taking place 6/27 & 6/28. Applications found on Final deadline is May 15th with notification sent out May 19th. Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson.

Notice: The Wiltwyck Quilter’s Guild Monthly Meeting (5/16, 9:30am).Following the meeting, we will be doing community service sewing. Please bring your sewing machine and fabric.Info: 845-876-2556.Grace Community Church, Lake Katrine.

Upcoming Film (5/16,7:30pm); The Sun-Beaten Path (2011). The award-winning directorial feature debut of Sonthar Gyal, the acclaimed cinematographer of Pema Tseden’s films, presents the story of a young man making a pilgrimage to Lhasa to overcome the guilt of causing a family member’s death. The Vancouver International Film Festival spoke of its remarkable cinematic qualities and persuasive evocation of Tibetan culture. China, 89 mins, in Amdo Tibetan Dialect with English subtitles. $8 suggested donation.The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston, 845-383-1774.

Tai Chi/Chi Gung: Tuesday Mornings, 10:15am-11:15am or Wednesday Evenings 6:15pm-7:15pm. $10 per class or $25 per month! Over 30yrs exp. Info: 845-389-2431 or michael@whitecranehallcom. White Crane Hall, 77 Cornell St, Kingston.

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: $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.

Tangent Theatre Company and AboutFACE Ireland are seeking submissions for their 5th NEWvember New Plays Festival. The showcase of original works by promising playwrights will be held at the Carpenter Shop Theater, Tangent’s 50-seat performance space in center of Tivoli. The 2015 NEWvember Festival, November 5-8, will feature these works in rehearsed readings done with established actors and directors. Submissions will be accepted fhrough 6/ 15, and guidelines can be found at Info: or

Call for Art - 9th Annual Big Read Teen Art Contest. Mid-Hudson Valley high school students are invited to enter. Deadline: 5/ 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.

Books Wanted! Drop off book donations for the Friends of the Saugerties Public Library Book Fair at the Kiwanis Ice Rink rear entrance on 5/30, 9-11:30am. Gently used paperback books, hardcover books, books on tape and DVDs are welcome. The Library Fair will be 6/6.

Writing Contest for all ages. The library is seeking submissions of a short graphic novel, magna or comic book for the upcoming Comic Con in August. Specify age bracket of six to 12, 13-18 or 19 and up. Length is up to 15 pages. The genre is sci-fi/fantasy. Submit to library attn. Christine by 7/31. Prizes will be awarded.

Venders Wanted. The Blueberry Festival. (8/8) Sponsored by Ellenville-Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce. Vendors wanted; applications now available online at Info: 845- 647-4620. Canal Street & Liberty Square, Ellenville.

Submit Now! Wordscape @ Clermont: A Poetry Trail. A community arts project which will be up throughout the month of June. The only limitation is that they fit on a surface no larger than 8” x 10”. Info: 518-537-6622 or [email protected] Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Ave, Germantown.

Sign Up Now! Bus Trip to Kykuit & Union Church of Pocantico Hills( 6/18). Registration ends 5/22. Kykuit is the hilltop home of 4 generations of Rockefellers. Union Church of Pocantico Hills contains a stained glass window by Henri Matisse and 9 windows by MarcChagall. Info: 845- 876-4030 Starr Library, 68 W Market St, Rhinebeck, $60.

Register Now! Summer Theatre Institute. The Institute is for students interested in learning more about theatre performance and production. Info: 845-339-2025 or SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, $450.




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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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