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

Thursday 7/16

8AM-5PM HITS-on-the-Hudson IV: Equestrian Grand Prix. World-class equestrian show jumping. Info: 845-246-5515 or—2. HITS-on-the-Hudson, 454 Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties, free.

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-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.

10AM-11AM Intro to Facebook. Understand the basics of Facebook: how to create and use your own account, search & connect with friends, “like” your favorite organizations. Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

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.

12:30PM-6:30PM Crystal Consultations and Energy Sessions with shamanic practitioner. Readings with Mary. Every Monday. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. $30 for 25 minutes; $40 for 45 minutes; $75 for Chakra Clearing Session with Crystal Prescription. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $40 /45 minutes, $30 /25 minutes.

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.

3PM Story Circle. Info: 845-254-5469. Pine Hill Community Center, Pine Hill.

3PM-7PM Arlington Farmers’ Market. 3pm-7pm. Thursdays, spring through fall corner of Raymond & Collegview Avenues, Poughkeepsie.

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.

4PM-5PM Meditation Group Practice. Every Thursday. 30 minutes seated meditation followed by 15 minute walking meditation. Chairs and cushions provided. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $5.

5PM-7PM Individual Oneness Blessings with Kathy Saulino. No charge. Call for appointment. The Oneness Blessing, also known as Deeksha, is a direct transfer of divine intelligent energy by creating a neurobiological shift in the brain and awakening the body’s energycenters (Chakras). Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 3 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30.

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

6PM-9PM Santa’s Sip ‘N Sail. Take a ride aboard the Rip Van Winkle on the Hudson River with Santa! While you help support the People’s Place 2015 Jolly Holiday Toy Give-a Way, enjoy a complimentary champagne cocktail (and cash bar), dance to the music of The Michael Dell Band and take chances to win raffle prizes. There will also be delights to munch on from local restaurants and eateries throughout Ulster County. Tickets are available at People’s Place $50. Reserve early. 845-338-4030.

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: Vinnie Ferrone, classic/contemporary rock and pop duo with Petey Hop. Info: 845-424-3604 The Garrison, 2015 US 9, Garrison.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: “Spero Plays Nyro” The Christine Spero Group. Info: or 845- 236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM-9PM Japanese Movie Night. “Abacus and Sword/ ??????”, Samurai Drama - Set during the Meiji Restoration period of Edo era Japan. Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita, written by Michifumi Isoda, screenplay by Michio Kashiwada. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-KudasaiNoodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

7PM Cafe Singer Showcase. Hosted by Barbara Dempsey and Dewitt Nelson. Three individual acts join Barbara and Dewitt for an evening of music. Info: 845-687-2699 or e-mail [email protected]. High Falls Café, Stone Dock Golf Club, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

7PM Reading and Book Signing: Marc B. Fried. Author of Notes from the Other Side. Shawangunk Town Hall, Community Room, Wallkill.

7:30PM Phoenicia Art Studio Tour (7/18-19). Jazz night at Arts Upstairs. Info: 845-688-2142. Pick up free catalog & map at places all over Shandaken, or go to website: . Arts Upstairs, 60 Main Street, Phoenicia, $6.

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

8PM Brothers Comatose bring their blend of old-time folk and bluegrass with a contemporary edge. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

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.

8PM Bard SummerScape 2015: Thursday Night Live: Catskill Jazz Factory Presents Harlem on the Hudson: Etienne Charles and Creole Soul. Info: 845-758-7900 or Bard Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25.

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

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.

9PM Reptar. Opener Stranger Cat. Info: 845- 679-4406 or Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $15.



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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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