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

Monday 6/22

8:30AM-9:30AM Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, x 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

9AM-9:50AM Senior Fit Dance for Seniors with Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Bring a mat. Town Hall, Main Room, Woodstock.

9:30AM Settled and Serving in Place (Kingston Chapter). A social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Info: ssipkingston.org. Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston.

10AM-4PM Adult Art Workshop. Oils, acrylics, with some supplies provided, $5 drop-in. Info: 845-657-9735. Shokan.

10AM-12PM Senior Drama with Edith LeFever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues & scenes. Interested seniors are welcome to sit in. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Fire Co #1 Rt 212, Woodstock.

11AM-12PM Senior Qi Gong with Zach Baker. Mondays, on-going, No registration required. Info: www.unisonarts.org or 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $5.

12:15PM Rhinebeck Rotary Club Meeting. Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, 914-244-0333.

12:30PM-6:30PM Crystal Consultations, Energy Healing and Tarot Readings with Mary. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. On-going 4-part Crystal Mentorship Program also offered for individual guidance or small groups designed to incorporate crystals into your own healing practice. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

1PM Needlework Group. On-going every Monday, 1pm. Info:845-338-5580, x1005. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

2PM  2015 Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program. pen to young people, preschool through teens, with programs, prizes, story times, & an reading club. Free. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

2PM-4PM Senior Art with Judith Boggess. In addition to instruction, art supplies and periodic group exhibitions, the class offers friendship and camaraderie. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for minimum contribution of $2. St. John’s Community Center, R.C.  West Hurley.

4:15PM-5:30PM Healthy Back Class w/ Anne Olin. Build strength and increase flexibility and range of motion with attention to your special needs. Class is on-going and meets on Mondays, 4:15-5:30pm. $12/class. 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford.

5:30PM-7:30PM Rockin’ Rooks: Morton Youth Chess Club. Every Monday. Students in grades K - 12 are welcome to join for fun, learning, and tournament competition. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-876-5810 or [email protected] Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinebeck.

6PM Meeting of ENJAN. ENJAN is a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the “New Jim Crow”). Info: 845-475-8781 or www.enjan.org. New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone St, Kingston.

6:30PM-8:30PM Mid-Hudson Rainbow Chorus Rehearsal. Info: [email protected] or 216-402-3232. This four-part chorus of LGBTQ & LGBTQ-friendly singers always welcomes new members.Sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses all voice parts needed. Ability to read music not req but helpful. Rehearsals every Mon, 6:30-8:30pm. No charge for first rehearsal. LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston, $25 /month.

6:30PM Writers’ Group. Emphasis on poetry and shorter prose. Info: 845-229-7791 ext. 205. Hyde Park Free Library Annex, Hyde Park.

8PM Eric Person Duoscope. There is no cover charge but donations for the musicians are requested. Info: 845-202-7447. Quinn’s, 330 Main St, Beacon.

8PM Poetry w/ Jay Scott Berry. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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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 https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=4789808b9ef64b578ca783e76b3c635b

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