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

Friday 7/10

Last Waltz New Paltz - Multi-Class Reunion of New Paltz High School students of the classes of the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. 7/10 -7/12. For information, call Denise Luczai Shelton at 510-508-2603 and visit https://www.nphsboomerreunion.com. New Paltz.

34th Black Maria Film Festival. 9 films will screen in Rhinebeck, and festival director Jane Steuerwald will be in person for a Q&A. Upstate Films, Rhinebeck, $12 /adults, $10 /srs & students, $8 /16 & under.

“Contemplative Prayer for Beginners” Retreat. (7/10-7/12). Freewill offering; includes lodging and meals. Info: https://www.monsnubifer.org or 607-832-4401. Mons Nubifer Sanctus, 55 Lake Delaware Dr, Delhi.

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: https://www.olana.org or 518-828-1872. Historic Olana Site, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson.

9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Town Hall, Main Room, Woodstock.

10:30AM-5PM Blood Drive. The American Red Cross reached out to the hospital for help due to an urgent need for life-saving blood donations. Info: 845-871-3471. Northern Dutchess Hospital, cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck.

10:30AM Sleeping Beauty. Info: 518-392-9292; https://www.machaydntheatre.org. May-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, $10.

11AM-12PM Show Me A Story: Kids’ Storytelling Workshop - Storytelling adventures as that use craft projects, nature walks, and games to jump start awesome stories. No registration necessary. Info: 845-757-3771. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

11AM-4PM Historic 1812 House Tour. View the private collection of 18th and early 19th century furnishings and decorative arts of noted antiquarian Fred J. Johnston in eight elegant room settings. Info: 845-339-0720 or https://www.fohk.org. Friends of Historic Kingston, corner Wall-Main St, Kingston, $5, $2 /16 & under.

12:05PM-1:15PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Fire Co #1, Rt 212, Woodstock.

12:30PM-6:30PM Intuitive Spirit Guidance and Oracle Readings with Maureen. Every Friday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /25 minutes, $40 /45 minutes.

12:30PM Be Happy, Get Crafty! Drop by the library between 12:30 and 2:30 pm to create a craft to take home. Ages 6 and up. Info: 845-246-4317 or saugertiespubliclibrary.org. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

2PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Fernando Rubio: Everything by my side. 2nd showing at 5pm. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape. Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $5.

4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 845-246-4317, x 3.

4:30PM-5:30PM Lego Club. All welcome. Children 7 and under must be with an adult. Duplos available for younger kids. Info: 845-688-7811 Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

6PM-9PM Catskill Mountains Acoustic Slow Jam, A group of friendly acoustic musicians meets once a month to play Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish, and Catskills fiddle tunes. Info: 845-254-5469 or https://www.pinehillcommunitycenter.org. Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill.

6PM Newburgh Friday Nights - Beginner Swing Dance Series! 4-wk Series (7/10-7/31) by Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios. Beginner swing dance series 6-7pm, intermediate 7-8pm. No experience or partner needed. $85 per person per series. Info:www.got2lindy.com or 845-236-3939. APG Pilates, 87 Liberty St, Newburgh.

6PM “Desmond’s Back Porch Concert Series” : The Ice Jammers - Appalachian Mountain Music. Rain date: Sunday, July 12 at 4 pm. Bring a picnic and a chair or blanket. Info: 845-565-2076. MSMC Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh, $5.

6PM-9PM Soulja and the Sultans. No cover. Info: 845-687-9794. Lekker, 3928 Main St, Stone Ridge.

6PM 25th Annual Hot-Air Balloon Festival. Mass launches are planned on the banks of the Hudson River from the area just south of Shadows on the Hudson. Info: 845-451-4100 Waryas Park, 1 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

6PM Cupcake Decorating Class. Instructor Brianna Conte will demonstrate several decorating techniques using a piping bag and buttercream icing. All supplies will be provided. RSVP. Info: 518-537-5800. Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd, Germantown.

6PM-7PM “Talons! Birds of Prey.” An educational program about raptors! Meet live owls, hawks, and other powerful birds of prey. This is a family program. Info: 845-757-3771. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

6PM-8PM Artist Reception: Mural by High Falls artist Eugene Stetz. Reception will include free finger food, cash bar, and music by Ramona Lane, a band composed by artist’s friends. Bacchus Restaurant, 48 Main St, New Paltz.

7PM Friday Night Jazz! New York City saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. A rotating roster of performers includes pianists John Esposito & Peter Tomlinson, guitarists Steve Raleigh & Peter Einhorn, bassists LewScott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7PM-8:30PM Life Without Pressure. A Weekend Teaching (7/10-7/12). Teacher: Lama Karma Drodhul. Lama Karma offers simple ways to find contentment and cherish the compassion that ultimately brings joy.Price: Full Weekend Registration $120 Single Sessions $30). Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. For reservations or info, call 845-679-5906 x3. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock.

7PM Lecture: The Return of Predators to Urban America. Dr. Roland Kays, a zoologist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Kays will discuss how coyotes, fishers, and other predators are adapting to urban and suburban life. Free. 845-677-7600 x326, [email protected] Cary Institute, Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook.

7PM New World Writers Night. Poets Alison Koffler and Djelloul Marbrook will read their work. Info: 845-246-0900 . New World Home Cooking, 1411 Rt 212, Saugerties.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Bluebirds of Paradise w/ Producer/Bassist Will Lee. Info: https://www.liveatthefalcon.com or 845- 236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:30PM “The Hollow.” Agatha Christie’s murder mystery. Info: 845-331-2476 or https://www.coachhouseplayers.org. Coach House Theater, 12 Augusta St, Kingston, $20, $18 /senior, $18 /12 & under.

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 https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu. Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson.

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

7:30PM Like Drowning. A complex, funny look at the nature of unrequited love and the bonds of friendship and devotion that somehow manage to withstand turmoil and time. Written by Orange County resident Brian C. Petti. Info: https://www.likedrowning.brownpapertickets.com. Lobbyat the Ritz Theater, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, $15, $10 /senior/student.

8PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: Rain. A new musical based on the short story by Somerset Maugham. Book by Sybille Pearson. Music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. Directed by Barry Edelstein. Advance reservations required. Info: 845-437-5599or https://[email protected]. The Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, $30.

8PM Dutchess County Singles Dance. Info: https://www.meetup.com/Dutchess-County-Singles or https://www.dutchesscountysingles.org or [email protected]. There will be a wide range of music by DJ Johnny Angel and a light dinner buffet with desert and coffee. Admission is $20.There will be door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Meets every 2nd Friday at 8pm. Elks Lodge #275, 29 Overocker Rd, Poughkeepsie.

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

8PM Moon Over Buffalo. Classic comedy by Ken Ludwig. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.

8PM Take 2: Tragedy + Time = Comedy. Info: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1714172; 845-514-2745 or https://www.tmiproject.org. TMI Project Space, 5 Sterling St, Kingston, $20.

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

8PM Reality Check. Info: 845-677-2985. La Puerta Azul, 2510 Rt. 44, Salt Point.

8PM Jeff Entin & Bob Blum’s Second Friday Jam. Special guest often show up and join in on the fun. Info: 845-687-2699 or https://www.highfallscafe.com. High Falls Cafe, Stone Dock Golf Club, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

8PM Seussical, the Musical. Info: 845-876-3080 or https://www.centerforperformingarts.org. Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck, $27, $25 /senior/child.

8PM Richard Thompson. Solo and acoustic. Info: 845- 679-4406 or https://www.bearsvilletheater.com. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $99, $35.

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

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 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.

8:30PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Cabaret: The Wau Wau Sisters. Info: 845-758-7900 or https://www.fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape. Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $65, $25.

9PM Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys. Info: helsinkihudson.com or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

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    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!

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