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

Thursday 6/25

8AM Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hiking Club: Cave (3100’) and West Cave (3040’) Mountains. Difficult: 4. 5 miles. Info: 845-246-8074 or www.newyorkheritage.com/rvw.

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-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

9:30AM - 4PM Day of Mindfulness at Blue Cliff Monastery.  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. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3, Mindfulness Road, Pine Bush www.bluecliffmonastery.org or 845-213-1785.

9:30AM-11:30AM Shandaken Seniors: Arts and Crafts Master Class “Creating a Memory Gift Box.” Ages 55+. Do you have a special memory to express or give to someone you love? Drawing, painting, collage. Must pre-register. Info: 845-688-7811. 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

9:30AM-10:30AM Senior Fit After 50 with Diane Collelo. Three-part class offering movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Town Hall, Woodstock.

10AM-11:30AM Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! Info: 845-679-6250. $12 for one or $22 for two. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston.

11AM-12:30PM  Learn How to Share Your Photos from an iPhone or iPad.   Learn how to share your photos using: Email, Message, AirDrop, and iCloud Photo Sharing. West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall St. West Hurley. 845-679-6405 or whplib.org

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-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212, Woodstock.

1:30PM Mid HudsonADK Outing: Storm King Art Center. Leader: Sue Mackson [email protected], 845-471-9892. Info: www.MidHudsonADK.org. Storm King Art Center, New Windsor.

3PM Kingston YMCA Farm Project Farm Stand Grand Opening. Thursdays thru September. The Farm Stand/Cornell Cooperative Extension will feature fruits and vegetables freshly harvested from the Farm. Info: 845-340-3990 or [email protected] YMCA Main Lobby, 507 Broadway, Kingston.

3PM-7PM Arlington Farmers’ Market. 3pm-7pm. Thursdays, spring through fall corner of Raymond & Collegview Avenues, Poughkeepsie.

4PM-5PM Weekly Meditation Support Group Meets at Mirabai every Thursday. Chairs and cushions provided. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

4:30PM Calling All (Mine) Crafters. Build new worlds and solve problems at 4:30 p.m. every other Friday. Info: www.redhooklibrary.org or 845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook.

6PM Hudson Valley Playwrights. Every Thursdays. A creative venue for local playwrights to developnew works, from first inspiration to final production. RSVP. Info: 845-217-0734, [email protected], or www.hudsonvalleyplaywrights.com. Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

6PM-8PM Altars to Earth and Sky: Where Shamanism and Witchcraft Meet  with Wicca practitioner and author Cait Johnson and Shamanic healer Rebecca Singer. Working with nature as your temple, you will honor all relations and ancestors and connect to yourspirits, guides and those who came before. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $25.

6PM-9PM Ami Madeline, Singer-songwriter. No cover. Info: 845-687-9794. Lekker, 3928 Main St, Stone Ridge.

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

7PM The Non-fiction Book Club. Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius. Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. Info: www.poklib.org or 845-485-3445 x 3702. Adriance Library, Poughkeepsie.

7PM Trivia Night with Paul Tully and Eric Stamberg. Info: 845-687-2699 or www.highfallscafe.com. High Falls Cafe, The Stone Dock Golf Club, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

7PM-9PM Japanese Movie Night: “Summer Wars” Directed by Mamoru Hosoda, original story by Mamoru Hosoda, screenplay by Satoko Okudera, starring Ryunosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, 2009. Info: www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

7PM Presentation & Book Signing: Presidents on Film with Ernest Giglo, author of Hers’s Looking At You: Hollywood, Film & Politics. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center and Bellefield, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, $40.

7PM-8:30PM Meeting of MECR (Middle East Crisis Response) A group of Hudson Valley residents joined together to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East. Info: 845-876-7906 or www.mideastcrisis.org. Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

7PM Author Visit/Book Signing: Roberta Roy author of “Jolt: A Rural Noir.” Info: 845-229-7791 ext. 205. Hyde Park Free Library Annex, Hyde Park.

7PM Summer Reads Event:  Elin Hilderbrand, author of  The Rumor. Info: 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: The Groover Quartet w/ Mike LaDonne. Info: 845-236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Summer Reading Game -”Every Hero Has a Story.” Presented by The Hudson Valley Broads’ Regional Arm Wrestling League (B.R.A.W.L.). Music by the Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club. Info: ww.brownpapertickets.com/event/1606417. Sarah Hull Hallock Library, Milton.

7PM-9PM Trivia Night with Paul Tully and Eric Stamberg. Last Thursday of every month. Info: 845-687-2699. High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

7:30PM-9:30PM Life Drawing Sessions. Tuesday and Thursdays, on going. No registration required. Info: www.unisonarts.org or 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $15.

7:30PM Bard SummerScape presents Oklahoma! Play by Rodgers and Hammerstein. New Music Arrangements Daniel Kluger. New Choreography John Heginbotham. Directed by Daniel Fish. Tickets start at $25. Info: 845-758-7900 or www.fishercenter.bard.edu. Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.

8PM 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.

8PM Los Lonely Boys. Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $55, $35.

8PM Shipwrecked!  19th-century tale of high-seas adventure. Info: 845-647-5511 or www.shadowlandtheatre.org. Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville, $39.

8PM Blues Pro Jam. Info: helsinkihudson.com or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

8PM Gala Event: Spring Awakening. Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater. Music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Rock musical. Info: www.woodstockplayhouse.org or 845-679-6900. Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40 /goldencircle, $36 /blue tier, $32 /green tier.

8PM Sugarcoated Arsenic. An evening with Kevin Jerome Everson, with an introduction and Q&A with the filmmaker. All films are $5-15 sliding scale. Info: [email protected] Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front St, Hudson.

8PM Chris Botti. Info: 845-473-2072 or www.bardavon.org. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $85 /golden circle, $62.

8:30PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, Eric Weissberg and Bill Keith. 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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