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

Wednesday 6/24

8AM Waterman Bird Club Field Trip: Stonehouse Sanctuary. Call: Adrienne @ 845-264-2015 . Web: www.watermanbirdclub.org. Taconic Pkwy, Bullhead Rd. Park & Ride, Rhinebeck.

9AM-10AM Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. Gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warmups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1donation requested. Fire Co. #1, Rt 212, Woodstock.

9:30AM Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hiking Club: Burnt Knob (elevation 3189’). 950’ ascent to beautiful views. Relaxed paced moderate hike: 3.5 miles, 4.0 hours. Info: 518-248-2579 or www.newyorkheritage.com/rvw. Catskill.

11AM Knitting Circle. Wednesdays. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

12PM Rotary Club of Kingston Meeting. Fellowship, lunch, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. Meets every Wed at 12noon. Web: www.kingstonnyrotary.org. Christina’s Restaurant, 812 Ulster Ave, Kingston.

2PM-3PM Music Lecture by Professor Jeffrey Engle, Teacher, Lecturer and Professor Jeffrey Engel returns for a class about music. Join us and discover how standard dance music evolved into classical compositions. RSVP to 845-905-8014. The Fountains at Millbrook The Fountains at Millbrook, 79 Flint Rd, Millbrook.

2PM Rent. A modern day “La Boheme” set in Greenwich Village and filled with Bohemian and slightly bizarre characters, each with a problem that the others help resolve. Info: 518-392-9292; www.machaydntheatre.org. May-Hayden Theatre, Chatham.

3PM-7PM Highland Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-691-8112. 1 Haviland Rd, Highland.

3:30PM Math Regents Prep. Every Wed. @ 3:30pm Certified Math Teacher - Don’t fail Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, 877-576-9931.

3:30PM-8:30PM Woodstock Farm Festival. Info: 845-679-5345. 6 Maple Ln, Woodstock.

5:30PM-9PM Dutchess Chamber’s Floating Business Break. Aboard the Marika by Hudson Cruises, Inc. The networking cruise will feature a cash bar, food catered by Smoky Rock BBQ of Rhinebeck and music by Mike Colvin of Mad Mike & Friends DJ Service. Res reqr’d. Info:dcrcoc.org or 845-454-1700 ext. 1000. Shadows on the Hudson Marina, Poughkeepsie, $45.

5:30PM  Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Everyone welcome. 845-679-9534. First Church of Christ, Scientist, 89 Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM-7:30PM Creative Seed Support Group. For artists to voice their works inprogress in a supportive environment. For Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors.Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center. MeetsWednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Info: [email protected] or www.bluehealing.co. Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6PM Woodstock Community Chorale. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Wednesdays, 6pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM-8PM Ukulele Circle. Pull up a ukulele and learn a song! This is a friendly group who welcomes all comers. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

6:25PM-6:50PM Learn Remembrance. Info: 845-679-8989.  Every Wednesday, 6:25-6:50pm. Remembrance is a deep practice to connect with the Divine in your heart. Spiritual practice (see separate listing) at 7, immediately following this introduction, all are welcome if you attend or not. RSVP. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free /donations welcome.

6:30PM 2015 Summer Concert Series. Vassar Alumnae Lawn or Holy Trinity Church, Poughkeepsie, free.

6:55PM-8PM Silent Spiritual Practice. Info: 845-679-8989. Every Wednesday, 6:55-8pm. Group is for both people who currently have a silent spiritual practice such as meditation or Remembrance and those who would like to start such a practice. Q&A to follow.Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free /donations welcome.

7PM  “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” Class. Info: 845-679-5906, x 1012 or [email protected] On-going every Wed, 7pm. This free 90-minute program includes 30 minutes of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by one of eight lectures on the history, practices and principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 8 wk curriculum. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock, free.

7PM-11PM Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission-no dues. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Café, Rosendale.

7PM Sneak Preview: “Here Come the Videofreex” Documentary. Presented by The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. Organized by independent curator and scholar Andrew Ingall. Info: www.newpaltz.edu/museum or www.rosendaletheatre.org. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale.

7PM Music in the Parks: The Greyhounds. Held outdoors at The Vanderbilt National Historic Site and Staatsburgh (formerly known as Mills State Park). In case of rain call 845-229-8086 after 4 p.m. to check rain location. The Vanderbilt National Historic Site, Hyde Park.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Jonah Smith joined by Buffalo Stack! - Opener: Big Thief. Info: 845-236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:30PM The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. Meets every Wednesday night, 7:30pm. An evening of singing, fun & fellowship.A male a cappella group that sings in the American “Barbershop Style”of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight reading not required. Info: wwwnewyorkerschorus.org. St. Andrews Church, 110 Overlook St, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM-8:30PM “Receiving Abundance in your Life.” Offering psycho-therapy powerful participation Techniques with MS. Patricia Mitchell. Every Wednesday. Call for address. 917-279-9546. Woodstock, free.

8PM Celtic Woman’s 10th Anniversary World Tour .Info: 518-346-6204. $48, $68 and $108 Proctors, Schenectady.

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

8:30PM-11PM Live at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company: Acoustic Jazz Trio with Syracuse/Siegel Duo + Special Featured Guest. Featuring Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. No cover or minimum! Info: 679-7969. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 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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