Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 4-13)

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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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Sunshine Day Event (6/7, 10am).   Proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, Malden West Camp Fire Dist. & The Alex Fund. 50/50 Raffle. Raffle Prizes. Bake Sale. Activities for kids. Bee Bee the Clown & Megs Funky Faces. Vendors. Home-made baked goods. Info: 845-337-4569. Malden West Camp Fire House, 139 Malden Tpke, Saugerties

Catskill Mountain Foundation presents the following events: Lecture: “Clara and Robert” with Dr. Jeffrey Langford and Dr. Joanne Polk- 6/6 @ 2:30pm Piano Performance Museum Doctorow Center for the Arts 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter; Keigwin & Company Dance That Hits Your Pleasure Receptors Larry Keigwin, choreographer -6/6 @ 7:30pm Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center 6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville; & Berkshire Bach Ensemble. A Catskills Debut Featuring World-Renowned Harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper -6/13 @ 8pm Doctorow Center for the Arts 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter. Tickets & info: or 518-263-2060.

Town of Olive Rabies Clinic (6/14, 10am-1pm). Cats must be in carriers. Dogs must be leashed. Highway Garage, West Shokan. Info: 845-657-2320. $10.

Rondout Repertory Theatre Company is holding their Improv Games & Registration Day for the 2015 Summer Shakespeare in the Park production of “Much Ado About Nothing” on 6/611am, Creative Co-Op, 102 Main Street, Rosendale. Ages 10 & up. Visit for tuition, rehearsal, and performance dates. Contact [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Ride the Ridge 2015 Bike Challenge. Benefit for High Meadow School. 50-mile Bud Clarke Memorial; Shawangunk Ridge Ride;30-mile Countryside Ride; 11-mile Intermediate Scenic Ride; & 5-mile Family Ride. Info: or 845-687-4855.   First race starts at 8:30am . Ride starts and finishes at High Meadow Performing Arts Center, 3643 Main St, Stone. $48/adult, $20/child, Family ride $48/one-adult and one child.

Register Now! 2015 Christmas in July Toy Trot (7/18,8-8:45am registration, 9am race). Hosted by People’s Place. This event is a 2.5 mile fun run with Christmas themed obstacles throughout the route.The sole purpose of this event is to raise funds for our Holiday Gift Program for Ulster County children, ages infant to twelve years old. Kingston Point Beach, Kingston. If you would like to participate in the run by either volunteering, running or sponsoring us, please email us at [email protected] or call 845-338-4030.

Exhibit: Linear Life. Featuring the work of Sheri Warshauer and Irwin Berman. Exhibit will display thru 7/19. Open Monday through Saturday from 11am - 5pm, Sundays from 12- 5pm, closed on Wednesdays.WFG Gallery,31 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, 845-679-6003.

Sign -up Now! Broadway Bus Trip (6/10, 2pm). The Ellenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a fundraising trip to see the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots”, 6 Tony awards and best musical of the year. Tickets cost $150 for orchestra seats and bus transportation. Pickup areas are Middletown, Ellenville, Wurtsboro and Kerhonkson. Tix & Info: 845-434-2665.

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.

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.

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.

Volunteers Needed! Are you interested in learning more about the history of the oldest house in the Hudson Valley? A meeting with coffee and refreshments will be held on 5/30, 10-11:30am to discuss volunteering at the Bronck Museum. On 6/13, 9:30- 11:00am, both new and returning volunteers will have an opportunity to accompany Curator Shelby Mattice on a Tour through the Museum with special attention to the recent changes in the 1663 House and the West Wing. Bronck Museum, intersection of Pieter Bronck Rd and CR 42 , Town of Coxsackie.   Info:

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! Writing Into History - A Young Writers’ Program. For ages 12 to 16. 7/ 20-7/24, 9am-3pm. Info: Scholarships are available 845-257-2847. Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historic Sites, Hyde Park, $295.

Register Now!   Beginner Swing Dance Class. Four-week series:6/1- 6/22; 6/29-7/ 20;7/ 27-8/17. sessions 6-7pm. No partner or experience necessary. Instructors Linda and Chester Freeman. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston. Intermediate and advanced at 7 and 8pm.$80 per person per series. For more info and to register visit or call 845-236-3939.

The 6th Annual Fur Ball Masquerade (6/13, 5-10pm). Hosted by Pets Alive. A festive night of food and cocktails, dancing, and a silent and live auction. All net proceeds from this event will support the hundreds of animals at Pets Alive. For those who cannot attend will be able to participate online: Trump National Golf Club, 339 Pines Rd, Briarcliff Manor.

Headwaters History Days! The first of two weekends of local history events, exhibits, open houses and activities will be held this weekend, 5/30 & 5/31, in several communities in the Central Catskills.Headwaters History Days invites visitors to explore 16 historic sites across two counties from Andes to Olive. Activities will continue 6/6 & 6/7. Visit www.headwatershistorydays for a schedule, site descriptions and a map.

Open Call For Shakespeare Performers (6/6). Get out your sonnets, scenes, soliloquies, songs, brush up your Shakespeare, and polish off your skits, Rosendale Theatre announces its first annual Shakespeare Slam to take place in August. Auditions for the Slam will be held at Rosendale Theatre on Saturday, June 6 at 10am. Seeking all types of people of all ages and backgrounds. Info: [email protected] or 201- 724-8505.

Workshop Registration Open for 2015 Summer/Fall Classes. Info: [email protected] or 845-679-9957. Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St, Woodstock.

Radio Woodstock 11th Annual Mountain Jam Fest(6/4 -6/7) .4-day festival at Hunter Mountain, packed with well known performers. Info: 518-628-4423 or Hunter Mountain, Route 23A, Hunter.

Art Opening: The Natural World(6/7, 3-5pm). Group Show. Exhibit continues thru 7/ 7. All work is for sale, and a portion of the sales will benefit the WJC.The show will be juried by Cornelia Seckel and Raymond J. Steiner, co-founders of Art Times. Gallery hours: Mondays through Fridays from 11am-4pm. Info: 845-679-2218 or 845-679-4937 or [email protected] Gallery Lev Shalem, The Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Woodstock.

The 4th Annual Joshua Persico Memorial Golf Tournament (7/11, 10:30am). Email: joshpersico [email protected] Proceeds will introduce the game of golf and all its life lessons to young boys and girls from local community organizations. Golf & dinner -$120/pp or$480/ foursome (includes a donation), dinner only $50/pp (includes donation). Info & tix 845-246-0731. Lazy Swan Golf Club, Saugerties.

Register Now! New Genesis Day Camps. In 2015, the camps are offered for three age groups: 7-12 years (Jun 29-July 12), 12-14 years (July 13-26), and 14-17 years (July 27-August 9). For more information, visit New Genesis Productions, West Shokan.

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. Info: 845-343-1000.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Dogs: by appointment only every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at TARA’s stationary clinic in Middletown. Males $120 and up; Females $150 and up; rabies vaccine included. 845-343-1000.



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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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