Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 18-27)

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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

Premier Listings

Facing It: A Storytelling Experience with Olivia Twine (6/21, 2-3pm). Olivia reconciles youthful illusions of local history with what has been learned by studying Sojourner Truth’s path through Ulster County. Olivia tells her story and invites others to do the same.This is a New York State Path Through History Weekends event. Free.Ginger snap cookies and apple cider will be served. No registration required. Town Hall, Info: 845-706-0540, Woodstock.

Wake Up! A Mindfulness Retreat  for Young People (ages 18-35) at Blue Cliff Monastery (6/17-6/21), a mindfulness practice center in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Join other young people and learn how to slow down, nourish happiness, and contribute to building a healthier and more compassionate society; & Day of Mindfulness  (6/21, 9am-1:30pm).  A  mindfulness practice center in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Listen to a talk on mindfulness, practice walking meditation in the woods, and enjoy a mindful lunch; & Day of Mindfulness (6/25, 9:30am-4pm).  For future events & info: or 845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3, Mindfulness Road, Pine Bush.

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.

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).  Teaching by Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, highly accomplished yogi and meditation master, the Spiritual Director of Ratna Shri in Chicago and Three-Year Retreat Master at Garchen Buddhist Institute.. 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:  Sat,7/25, 1pm and 7/ 26, at 7pm. The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rt 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 round trip (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:  6/29-7/ 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. $85 per person per series.  For more info and to register visit or call 845-236-3939.

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

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.

Run Away to the Bardavon and Join a Doo Wop Circus! Info: 845-473-2072 or All seats are just $6. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie.

23nd Famous 50’s Hot Rod Weekend (6/19-6/21). Featuring hot rods, street rods, rat rods, custom cars and trucks, muscle cars and classics. Live music featuring your favorite songs of the 50’s and 60’s. Info: 518-588-0814 or 845-626-8888. Hudson Valley Resort, 400 Granite Rd, Kerhonkson.

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.

Mid Hudson ADK Outing: Mid-week Paddle - The Bashakill. Leader: Shari Aber [email protected]; 914-489-0654. Bring PFD, lunch, and water. Beginners are welcome. Please confirm with leader. Info: Wurtsboro.

Exhibition: Professional Baseball.  Exhibition of some two dozen original manuscript pages and artifacts relating to the development and early history of baseball in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Exhibits through 8/31. Info: TheKarpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh.



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  1. FarmOn! Foundation Presents: How Does the Garden Grow? In Partnership with Bronx
    Date: Saturdays and Sundays June 6-October 3, 11AM-4PM
    Price: $20.00
    Location: Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460

    A series of weekend events, viewed by over 2 million Bronx Zoo visitors, strengthening the connection between food, the environment and ourselves with partners and celebrities. As part of the summer celebration of the Children’s Zoo, this June guest programming activities will expand upon our domestic animal farm area. In association with the education department and FarmOn! Foundation will host a number of interactive experiences (How Does our Garden Grow: Planting a Garden, seed & soil & composting, Father’s Day Weekend - Pick, Plant and Cook with Dad - Healthy Eating, Be a Bee - Importance of Our Pollinators) that align with mission and support the following goals: Connect our visitors to nature and natural processes, Generate awareness of and interest in engaging in sustainable actions that relate to gardening, Gain insight into our actions and how they affect the planet.

    Weekend Schedule in June
    June 6-7: “Meet Your Farmer: Seed and Soil”- Get dirty and connect to New York farms with hands-on activities, seed packet crafting, and more.

    June 13-14: “From Kitchen To Compost”- Meet the soil’s best friend, the earthworm, and learn the basics of composting food waste. Create your own seed packet craft.

    June 20-21: “Celebrating All-Star Dads: Healthy Food and Recipes”- Discover healthy, seasonal recipes, learn the art of pickling, and meet Super Sprowtz Roger and Colby Carrot!

    June 28-29: “Celebrating Pollinators”- Enjoy stories from author Lela Nargi, special activities, and honey tastings as you discover the importance of bees. Create your own seed packet craft.

    Tickets can be purchased at

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