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

Tuesday 7/14

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 orwww.irishartsweekeastdurham.org.

7AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Early Morning Birders. Designed for birding enthusiasts or those just looking to learn the basics. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Main Entrance, Gardiner, $10 /car.

9AM-10AM Senior Dance Exercise with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock.

9:30AM Serving and Staying in Place. SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 845-255-0609. Plaza Diner, New Paltz.

10AM The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Meets every Tuesday. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 845-744-3055 for more information. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley.

10AM-1PM Food Bank Farm Stand at People’s Place Every Tuesday. Remember to bring your own shopping bags. For more information, please call People’s Place at 845-338-4030. People’s Place, 17 St. James St, Kingston.

10:30AM Together Tuesdays with Francesca Warnes Every Tuesday. For kids birth through preschool. Story, craft, and play. Come join the gang of local parents. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

3PM Kingston YMCA Farm Project Mobile Market Grand Opening. The Mobile Market is a bicycle powered cart that brings fresh produce to different stops in every Tuesday thru Sept. Stops - 3pm Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley; 4:15Yosman Towers; & 5pm KingstonPublic Library. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension will Info: 845-340-3990 or [email protected]. Kingston.

5:30PM Mid Hudson ADK Outing: Hudson River Evening Experienced Paddle at Beacon. Leader: Dave Webber [email protected] 845-452-7238. Paddle for 1.5-2 hours, 4-6 miles at an easy pace. Contact leader for directions. Info: https://www.MidHudsonADK.org. Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock, Beacon.

5:30PM Phoenicia Community Choir. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Tuesdays, 5:30pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Wesleyan Church, basement, Main St, Phoenicia.

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

6PM-8PM Monthly Pain Management Workshop. Topics covered will include discussions on pain and the body’s healing chemistries, inflammation and the immune system, and how lifestyle factors such as exercise, hydration, and nutrition affect our health. Topical BioMedics, 6565 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, free.

6PM-8PM Music in The Woods: Djam Gong: Bill Ylitalo. Info: 845-399-4800. Rail Trail Café, River Road Ext, New Paltz.

6:30PM-7:30PM Tea and Stones. Second Tuesday of every month. Explore a different stone from their vast collection. You’ll learn about their healing qualities, some history and folklore and ways to incorporate them into our daily life. Info: 845-473-2206. DreamingGoddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

6:30PM-8:30PM Orange County Pop, Rock & Doowop Series 2015: Pony Tails. Info: https://www.FerryGodmother.com. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Orange County Arboretum i, Montgomery.

7PM Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder. Info: helsinkihudson.com or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

7PM-10PM Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. 452-3232. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM-8:30PM Singing Just for Fun! New Paltz Community Singers. Everyone welcome, everyone gets to choose songs. Going 20+ years. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Info: [email protected]. Quaker Meeting House, 8 N. Manheim Blvd, New Paltz.

7PM-8:30PM Weekly Opportunity Workshop . Meets every Tuesday night, 7pm-8:30pm.Free to attend: learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz.

7PM-9PM Open Mic. On-going, Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 200 Main St, Saugerties, 845-246-5775.

8PM Open Mic Nite Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat - only $8. Info: 688-2444 or https://www.emersonresort.com. Catamount Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant.

8PM Open Mic Night. 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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