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

Monday 7/13

21st Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week (7/12-7/18). A week of classes by Master Teachers in a wide range of Irish dance, music, history, language and crafts. Classes run all week. Various locations within the East Durham Community East Durham. Info: 518-634-2286

7:30AM Golf Tournament & Gala Dinner/Auction. To benefit Grace Church Outreach Programs. Morning and afternoon flight times. Gourmet dinner begins at 6 p.m. with open bar and live music. Register at or call 845 677-3064. Millbrook Golf & Tennis Club, Millbrook, $110 /golf/lunch, $175 /golf/lunch/dinner, $110 /dinner.

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-9:50AM Senior Fit Dance for Seniors with Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Bring a mat. Town Hall, Main Room, Woodstock.

9AM-3PM The Woodstock Jewish Congregation’s 2015 Annual Yard Sale. All proceeds from the sale of these items goes to the WJC education fund. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock.

9:30AM Settled and Serving in Place (Kingston Chapter). A social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Info: Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston.

10AM 4-H’s Science Programs - Pioneer Living (7/13-7/16). Kids in grades 3-5. Learn about the lives of the early pioneers and the hard work it took to survive on the frontier. Info: 518-966-8205; Barbara Flach. Greenville Public Library, 11177 Rt32, Greenville.

10AM-4PM Adult Art Workshop. Oils, acrylics, with some supplies provided, $5 drop-in. Info: 845-657-9735. Shokan.

10AM-12PM Senior Drama with Edith LeFever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues & scenes. Interested seniors are welcome to sit in. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Fire Co #1 Rt 212, Woodstock.

12:15PM Rhinebeck Rotary Club Meeting. Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, 914-244-0333.

12:30PM-6:30PM Tarot and Crystal Healing sessions with Mary. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Every Monday. $30 for 25 minutes; $40 for 45 minutes; $75 for one hour Chakra Energy Clearing and Crystal Prescription. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 3 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

1PM Needlework Group. On-going every Monday, 1pm. Info:845-338-5580, x1005. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

2PM-4PM Senior Art with Judith Boggess. In addition to instruction, art supplies and periodic group exhibitions, the class offers friendship and camaraderie. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for minimum contribution of $2. St. John’s Community Center, R.C. West Hurley.

4:15PM-5:30PM Healthy Back Class w/ Anne Olin. Build strength and increase flexibility and range of motion with attention to your special needs. Class is on-going and meets on Mondays, 4:15-5:30pm. $12/class. 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford.

5PM Reading and Signing: James Grissom, author of “Foies of God: Tennessee Williams and The Women of The Fog.” A conversation with this talented, author and raconteur will be followed by cake and cocktails and talk, talk, talk! Info: 845-679-8000 or Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM-7PM Backgammon Club: Every Monday. Learn how to play backgammon, or better your game and make new friends through this club led by Christian. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

6PM-8PM Ascension Essentials: The Tools for Empowerment with Kate Loye. Receive practical advice for lightwork, receive spiritual Sound Code Attunements and engage in a Q&A session with Saint Germaine and his twin flame Portia. $20 if registered by July 11; $25 after.Info: 845- 679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6PM-8PM Make and Take - an Introduction to Essential Oils with Jenn Staib. This workshop will provide everything you need to learn how to make your own toxic free bug spray and light sunscreen. Info: 845-254-5469. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill, $10.

6:30PM-7:30PM Book Club Heroes. For ages 7-12. Join in this summer for stories and activities to reveal your inner hero. Info: 845-246-4317 or Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties, free.

6:30PM-8:30PM Mid-Hudson Rainbow Chorus Rehearsal. Info: [email protected] or 216-402-3232. This four-part chorus of LGBTQ & LGBTQ-friendly singers always welcomes new members.Sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses all voice parts needed. Ability to read music not req but helpful. Rehearsals every Mon, 6:30-8:30pm. No charge for first rehearsal. LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall St, Kingston, $25 /month.

7PM-9PM Audition: Coach House Players, will be holding auditions for their annual Variety Show. Info: Coach House, 12 Augusta St, Kingston.

7PM Open Poetry w/ Jane Omerod. featured reader. Free Admission ~ Open Mic sign up 7:30 pm. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café, 52 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

7:30PM-10PM Magic Night. Gomen-Kudasai will be featuring Joshua Strongin, local magician for a night of Magic & Noodles! Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

8PM Joe Pug. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

9PM Langhorne Slim and The Law Opener Johnny Society. Info: 845- 679-4406 or Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $18.



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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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