Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 11-20)

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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

Catskill Mountain Foundation presents 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.

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.

Spring Book & Bake Sale (6/13-6/20). The sale is held in the Community Room of the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, from June 13 through June 20. Sweet treats for voracious readers! Opening day (10am to 4pm) includes a bake sale. After opening day, come browse Monday, 12-8pm; Tuesday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday, 10am to 6pm; Thursday, 12-8pm; Friday, 10am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 2pm. Bake Sale special: Take home an “Every Hero Has a Story” book bag for $4, empty, or fill it to the brim for $10.

Day Guests Invited to ‘Tame Your Pain & Stress’ during Weekend Workshop at Mohonk Mountain House (6/12-6/14). Learn powerful methods for relieving pain caused by a myriad of physical, environmental, and psychological factors.Dr. Richard Brown and his wife, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, will lead these unique workshops, teaching three life-changing healing practices: (1) Breath~Body~Mind to activate the anti-pain, anti-inflammation, and anti-stress effects of the parasympathetic nervous system; (2) Qigong movements to enhance circulation; and (3) Open Focus Attention Training for pain reduction. For reservations call 855.274.4020 or visit Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz.

Upcoming: Public Talk: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation (6/19, 7-9pm), & Meditation Training & Meditation in Retreat (6/20 & 6/21, 10am-noon & 2-4:30pm). Led by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Suggested donation: Friday $10, Saturday $45, Sunday $45. All 3 days $80.Advance reservation greatly appreciated.The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston. Info: or 845- 383-1774 or [email protected]

Audition Notice: Sunrise at Campobello, portraying FDR’s struggle with polio after his 1921 diagnosis, and his decision to continue his political career. Dates:  Sat7/25, 1pm and 7/ 26 at 7pm. The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rte 308, Rhinebeck. Needed: Adults aged 20 – 60, boys aged 6 – 14, a girl aged 16. Readings will be from the script. All parts are open. No appointment necessary. Bring:  Your personal schedule/calendar and be prepared to list all of your conflicts. Performance dates: 10/2 – 10/11. For further information: [email protected]

Summer Solstice Sunset Summit Hike (6/21, 7-10pm). Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the descent. Join OMC members and see from the top of Overlook Mountain where the sun disappears below the horizon at the furthest point north of its yearly trek across the sky (Weather permitting). Then watch the lights come on across the valley below. Discuss local history, geology and ancient times. Bring water, a snack and sturdy shoes. Moderate hiking involving 5 mile roundtrip (2.5 up and down). BONUS - Sun. morning excursion to the Lewis Hollow cairns and effigy wall.For those interested. Call or email to register for this free program. 845-417-8384 or [email protected] Meet at the DEC parking area by KTD atop Meads Mtn Rd, Woodstock.

Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association Testing. You need to be at least 18 years of age and pass the swim test which consists of a 500 yard swim that includes 25 yards each of the crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and backstroke plus 3 minutes treading water. For more particulars and an application, go to our website at: will be at 5:30pm, 6/ 21, and 6/28 as well as 7/ 12, 7/19 & 7/ 26. The final test will be 8/2. All tests are held at the Moriello Pool ($3 pool entrance fee, cash only) located on Mulberry Street 1 block east of Route 32, 1 mile north of New Paltz. The membership fee is $20.

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.

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

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.

Workshop Registration Open for 2015 Summer/Fall Classes. Info: [email protected] or 845-679-9957. Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St, 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 (6/29-7/12), 12-14 years (7/13-7/26), and 14-17 years (7/27-8/9). For more information, visit New Genesis Productions, West Shokan.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic: 10am-2pm, 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.

Register Now. Master Food Preserver, 3-day Workshop. (6/16-6/18) From 8:30am - 4pm. Registration deadline: Friday June 12, 2015. Info: 845-340-3990, x 326 or [email protected] or Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St, Kingston, $400.

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, 2022 at The EGG Performing ArtsCenter in Albany. Info: [email protected] or 646-368-9800. Albany.

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (6/9-9/1), Presents in repertory: The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Arabian Nights, An Iliad, The Tempest. Info: hvshakespeare.or 845-265-9575. Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison.



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