Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 9-18)

Thursday 7/9

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-5PM 4th Annual Plein Air Paint-out & Festival: Creating Landscapes within the Landscape(7/9-7/12). Festival of artists working on-site, “meet the artists” reception, exhibition, award ceremony and a live auction, as well as an artist tent sale on7/12, 10-2pm. Info: or 518-828-1872. Historic Olana Site, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson.

9AM-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

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.

9:30AM-4PM Day of Mindfulness at Blue Cliff Monastery. 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. Info: or845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd, Pine Bush.

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.

10AM-11AM Trip Advisor Workshop. Improve your lodging and dining choices using this great travel site. Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

12PM Old Dutch Village Garden Club’s Annual Picnic for Members. Info: [email protected]. Clermont State Park, Germantown.

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.

2PM Hairspray. Info: 518-392-9292; May-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, $31.

3PM Kingston YMCA Farm Project Farm Stand. 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 Meditation Support Group meets every Thursday. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $5.

5PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Fernando Rubio: Everything by my side. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $5.

5:30PM-7:30PM Locust Grove’s “Sunset Sensations” Wine and dinner. Info: 845-454-4500. SamuelMorse Historic Home, Route 9, Poughkeepsie.

6PM-8PM An Introduction to CinergE: Animal Communication and Energy Balancing for your Pet with Cindy Brody. Cindy will be available for private sessions with dogs and their owners on Saturday, July 11. Call Mirabai for available appointment times. Info:845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $25.

6PM Sculpture Expo 2015: “Art in Public Places.” Panel discussion with Ann Jon, Brent Kovalchik & David Channon. Moderated by Erin Cannan. Sponsored by the Red Hook Public Library. Attendees enjoy 10% off at select Village restaurants. Info: [email protected]. Historic Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook.

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

6:30PM-7:30PM Lego Club for ages 7 -12. Bring your creativity to the library and build! They supply the bricks. Info: 845-246-4317 or Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

6:30PM-9:30PM The Garrison’s Sweet Summer Series: Geoff Hartwell, rock, pop-trio with Petey Hop. Info: 845-424-3604 The Garrison, 2015 US 9, Garrison.

6:30PM-9PM Trains, Pipelines and Barges! Forum on Crude Oil Transport in the Hudson Valley. Speakers include Kate Hudson-Riverkeeper, Wes Gillingham- Catskill Mountainkeeper, Kandi Mosset- (by Skype from North Dakota), local officials. Info: 845-246-3449. Kingston City Hall, Broadway, Kingston.

7PM Swingin’ Newburgh Dance. Beginner swing dance lesson provided by Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios 7-7:30pm. Swing Shift Orchestra plays by donation 7:30-9:30pm. On-going every, 1st Thursday of every month (except July). Visit fordetails. The Newburgh Brewing Company, 88 South Colden St, Newburgh.

7PM Hudson Valley Garden Association Monthly Meeting. Second Thursday of every month. Info: 845-418-3640. Shawangunk Town Hall, 14 Central Ave, Wallkill.

7PM Open Mic Night with Jeff Entin. Info: 845-687-2699 or High Falls Cafe, Stone Dock Golf Club, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

7PM-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Peter & Will Anderson Trio. Info: or 845- 236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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 Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.

7:30PM Woodstock Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting. Regular monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month. Info: 845-679-9955 or Fire Co. #1, 242 Tinker St, Woodstock.

7:30PM Third Annual “Essential Thursdays” Series: Strings & Bows -Mozart, Beethoven, & Piazzolla Tangos. Lisa Tipton, violin; Miranda Sielaff, viola; Miho Zaitsu, violincello. Info: or call 607-326-7908 Old School Baptist Church, Denver-Vega Valley.

7:30PM The Winter’s Tale. Play by William Shakespeare. Directed by Melania Levitsky. Info: Hawthorne Valley School Hall, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, $30, $15.

8PM Hairspray. Info: 518-392-9292; May-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, $34.

8PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: The Unbuilt City. A new play by Keith Bunin. Directed by Sean Mathias. Advance reservations required. Info: 845-437-5599 or https://[email protected]. The Powerhouse Theater, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $40

8PM Our Country’s Good . Play by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Info: 845-679-0154. Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock, $25, $20 /senior/student.

8PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Thursday Night Live: Leo Genovese and the Legal Aliens. a La Voz Cultural Celebration. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25.

8PM Wilber Forest and Hudson’s own Lorkin O’Reilly share a double-bill of melodic folk-rock. Info: or518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

8PM The New Pornographers. With Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. Info: 845- 679-4406 or Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $35.

8PM “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Adapted for the Stage by Jeremy Sams. Info:!chitty-chitty-bang-bang-summer-2015/cgb5. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40 /golden circle, $36 /blue,$32/green.

8:30PM Film Screening: Lost Rondout- A Story of Urban Renewal. A film by Steve Blauweiss and Lynn Woods. A work-in-progress documentary film chronicling the destructionof a Kingston communityand its slow revival. $20 Donation. Info: 845-331-2031 or auction of original artwork plus R&F Handmade Paint gift certificate. Mountainview Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock.

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

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