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

Tuesday 6/23

7AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Early Morning Birders. Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Main Entrance, Gardiner, $10 /car.

9AM-10AM Senior Dance Exercise with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock.

9:30AM Serving and Staying in Place. SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 845-255-0609. Plaza Diner, New Paltz.

10AM The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Meets every Tuesday. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 845-744-3055 for more information. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley,

10AM Preschool Story Hour. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

3PM Kingston YMCA Farm Project Mobile Market Grand Opening. The Mobile Market is a bicycle powered cart that brings fresh produce to different stops in Midtown Kingston every Tuesday thru Sept. Stops - 3pm Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley; 4:15Yosman Towers; &5pm Kingston Public Library. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension will Info: 845-340-3990 or [email protected] Kingston.

5:30PM-6:30PM Senior Qi Gong with Zach Baker. Tuesdays, on-going, No registration required. Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $10.

5:30PM Phoenicia Community Choir. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Tuesdays, 5:30pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Wesleyan Church, basement, Main St, Phoenicia.

5:30PM-7:30PM Esopus Business Alliance 6th Anniversary Celebration. Complimentary refreshments by Henry’s, live music, lawn games and a champagne toast await you. Tour the 75 acre grounds. Registration is mandatory. Info: 845-384-1650 or Inn & Spa, 220 North R, Milton, $10.

6PM Training for Fire Districts and EMS Agencies. New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office will conduct a training session in cooperation with Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein on financial safeguards for fire districts in Ulster County. RSVP. Info: 845-331-7000. SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, Stone Ridge.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Tuesday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

7PM Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

7PM Morton Yarn Evenings with Cher. Every Tuesdays. Bring projects to work on, get advice from others, share your expertise, or just come to enjoy the company of other yarn enthusiasts. Info: 845-876-1085 or [email protected] Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinebeck.

7PM Artist Reception: “A Variety of Images.” Works by Photographer Andrew Halpern. Info: or 845-876-4030. Starr Library, 68 W Market St, Rhinebeck.

7PM-9PM Open Mic. On-going, Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 200 Main St, Saugerties, 845-246-5775.

7PM-10PM Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. . 452-3232. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM-8:30PM Singing Just for Fun! New Paltz Community Singers. Everyone welcome, everyone gets to choose songs. Going 20+ years. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Info: [email protected] Quaker Meeting House, 8 N. Manheim Blvd, New Paltz.

7PM-8:30PM Weekly Opportunity Workshop . Meets every Tuesday night, 7pm-8:30pm.Free to attend: learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz.

7PM Witness to History, Stories from WWII with Veteran George E. Phillips. Mr. Phillips was in the 347th Battalion that traveled from Fort Dix to Scotland, Le Havre and ended at the German/Czech border. Info: 845-876-4030. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

8PM Open Mic Night. 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Open Mic Nite Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat - only $8. Info: 688-2444 or Catamount Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant.




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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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