Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 25-July 4)

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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.



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Register Now!   My Body Could TalkWriting Workshop by Ilyse Simon RDN CDN.6 week write & read with Nutrition Therapist Ilyse Simon RDN. Through timed writing exercises participants will explore the relationship they have with food, body image, and disordered eating.Fee: $240. Wednesdays, 10/1-11/512 Noon-2 pm. Ilyse’s Office: 231 Clinton Ave , Kingston.Class size limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration required.Info: 845-331-6381 or

Sign-Up Now! Panorama 2015: Summer Programs for youth. AWeekly themed adventures9am-3pm; Prices vary & member discounts do not apply. Ages 5-13.Camp topics include Art, Environmental Science, Farm life, and Literature and all use Olana’s history, collection, house, and landscape for invention & exploration, play & learning; visit for full camp descriptions and details. Pre-registration required.  Daily M-F, Still taking applications for week of July 13 and 27, week of July 6 closed. Info: Olana,  5720 State Route 9G, Hudson.

Woodstock Trails Friday Night Hikes.  Meet 6pm at the Community Center on Rock City Rd.  Dress appropriately for the weather (possibly light rain-gear), wear good hiking shoes, bring water and insect-repellent, as desired.  A flashlight or a headlamp are a must.  Only heavy rain or thunderstorm cancels.  Group-hike rate of $10./person.  Dogs on leash only.  To register , or for more info., contact Dave Holden -845-594-4863 [email protected] Like Woodstock Trails on Facebook.

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]

Kids and Horses: 4-H Club Looking for New Members. For children who are 5 to 8 years old that are interested in horses. The first meeting will take place on Monday, June 29 at 6:30PM. Please register by Friday, June 26th, 2015. Info: 845-828-3346, x201 [email protected] Extension Education Center, 479 Route 66, Hudson.

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, 6/28,7/ 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sign-Up Now! Mid-Hudson ADK Outing (7/1- 7/12) Appalachian Trail Backpack in Maine. Sandy River (Rt. 4) to Monson. Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9PM) or [email protected] Contact leader to register. Info:

Kids and Horses: 4-H Club Looking for New Members. For children who are 5 to 8 years old that are interested in horses. The first meeting will take place on Monday, June 29 at 6:30PM. Please register by Friday, June 26th, 2015. Info: 845-828-3346, x201 [email protected] Extension Education Center, 479 Route 66, Hudson.

Let the Games Begin! Mid-Hudson Library System’s Battle of the Books. The team is open to tweens and teens entering grades 6 through 9 and meets at 4pm alternating Tuesdays to discuss the books and practice for the competition. Info: 845-758-3241 Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

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: The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh.

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival ( thru 9/1).  Presents in repertory: The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Arabian Nights, An Iliad, The Tempest. Info: hvshakespeare.or 845-265-9575. Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison.



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  1. Do you publish something like the Almanac for Dutchess County?

    • Yes, Almanac Weekly is on newsstands every Thursday, tucked inside each issue of our sister papers, Woodstock Times, New Paltz Times, Saugerties Times & Kingston Times, but it is also distributed a stand-alone publication throughout Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia & Greene counties.
      It includes events and interesting things to do from all those areas.

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