Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 16-25)

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Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events.  The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday on page 3; Saturday on page 4; etc.

How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar:

If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at [email protected]. Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newspaper as a community service and on a space-available basis. Almanac Weekly’s calendar is printed on Tuesdays, so we must receive all entries no later than the previous Friday at noon. If you’d like to speak with Donna directly, call (845) 334-8200 ext. 104.



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Sign-Up Now! The Vassar Brothers Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring a round-trip motor coach excursion to the Saratoga Races on Monday, Aug. 10. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-297-1557. Poughkeepsie, $55.

Sunflower Arts Festival (8/8, 10am til dusk). A one-day art, music, and community festival. A live art experience, where artists of all ages& capabilities will turn blank canvases into an explosion of color & creativity. Live music & food. Admission is free, donation to St Jude’s appreciated. Info: 843-419-5219 or Tuthill House at the Mill, Gardiner.

Register Now! Philadelphia Trip (9/16-9/18). Sponsored by The Hurley Senior Citizens. 3 days and 2 nights. A couple of openings left.if interested call 845-331-2919. Hurley.

Register Now: Vietnamese Speaking Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery (7/15-7/19). A mindfulness practice center in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Enjoy sitting, walking, and eating meditation, talks by senior monastics, and simply being together. Reg or info on other programs: or 845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd, Pine Bush.

Volunteers Needed: The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen in Kingston They are in need of volunteers with a Pick up truck. The Volunteer will pick up donations from Hannaford’s on 9W in the Town of Ulster every Monday. Pick up is between 8-9AM. Info: 845-331-7188. Caring Hands SoupKitchen, 122 Clinton Ave, Kingston.

Sign-Up Now! Beginning Reiki Level One Workshop (7/25, 10am-1:30pm). Reiki is a Japanese form of “laying on hands” healing that helps release problematic stress patterns while supporting deeper levels of natural health and joy. To register contact Michael 845-389-2431 email [email protected] more info $60. Shirt Factory, 77 Cornell St, #116, Kingston.

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 or

Exhibition: Professional Baseball. exhibition of some two dozen original manuscript pages and artifacts relating to the development and early history of baseball in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Exhibits through 8/31. Info: The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh.

“‘By the Grace of God, Free and Independent: ‘ The Revolutionary War in Ulster County” Features a selection of Revolutionary War-era documents and objects from the Historic Huguenot Street Archives and Permanent Collection. Exhibits through 8/2. DuBois Fort Visitor Center, New Paltz.

Call for Proposals for “Dog Dayz ArtSFest.” Submission Deadline 7/20. RHCAN needs proposals for pop-up arts-related events for St. Margaret’s in Red Hook. Building has been offered to RHCAN for artistic exhibits, performances and workshops this summer. Info: [email protected]. RHCAN, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook.

Call For Entries: “PHOTOgraphy 2015” - Submission Deadline 8/7. Any Photography work created from original photographic process. For Prospectus and Entry form: or [email protected]. RHCAN, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook.

Sign Up Now! “Curtains Up! Theater Improv” (7/28-7/30). For ages 7-11, explore your creativity and spontaneity while learning the basics of Improvisational Theatre; and “Writing for Environmental Change. “ For ages 12+, gather together in a writing workshop to develop short pieces inspired by the four elements: earth, water, fire, air. Reg reqr’d. Info: or 518-945-2136. Athens Cultural Center,24 Second St, Athens.

Audition Notice: Sweeney Todd. Auditions to be held on 8/1, 1pm, 8/2, 7pm. Needed: Male and Female singers/actors/dancers ages 18 - 60. Prepare: 16 bars of a song from the show or in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in thecorrect key. Info: 845- 876-3080. The CENTER For Performing Arts, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck.

Local Podiatrist Collecting Shoes for a Honduras Missionary Trip. Dr. David D. Kim, a board-certified podiatrist with Hudson Valley Foot Associates (HVFA), is conducting a shoe drive for his annual missionary trip to Honduras. Dr.Kim will be departing 7/30 for the San Pedro area of Honduras, where he will be assisting area residents at a local clinic. Donations of new or lightly used footwear for children and adults, as well as school supplies and backpacks, are desperately needed. Donated items, including shoes, sneakers, slippers, sandals and non-insulatedboots, as well as dental hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss,can be dropped off to any HVFA office. Hudson Valley Foot Associates has offices in Kingston, New Windsor, Wappingers Falls, Hudson, Red Hook, Margaretville, Albany and West Coxsackie. HVFA will be accepting donated items until 7/24. For more information or directions to the nearest office,call HVFA’s toll-free hotline: 1-877-339-HVFA (4832).

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (7/16-19). 40+ Bands. 5 Stages. Workshops. Emerging Artist Showcase. Dancing. Children’s Performers. Bluegrass Academy for Kids. Camping. Jamming. Food & Craft Vendors. Info: 315-404-5738 or Walsh Farm, 141 Co Rd 22, Oak Hill.

Sign Up Now! ArtWorks: Adventures in the Arts. (7/22) One day workshops in the Arts for active older adults. Workshops include the visual arts, movement and dance, music and singing, theater and improvisation, and creative writing. or 845-246-2800 ext. 452. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1628 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock.

Working with Masters - A Unique Musical Experience. Guided by Nancy Chusid and members of the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. For children 6 to 12yrs olds. Held 8:45am - 3:30 pm , 7/20 - 7/24. Emerson Resort and Spa, Rt 28, Mt. Tremper. Info: 845- 586-3588.

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (thru-9/1) presents in repertory: The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Arabian Nights, An Iliad, The Tempest. Info: hvshakespeare.or 845-265-9575. Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison.

The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice (7/ 29 – 8/2).Volunteers needed in many different categories and in return you will receive the gift of mingling with other music lovers & hearing professional world-class Opera, Broadway, Choral, Early Music & Aboriginal singers in Phoenicia. Info:

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic: 10am-2pm, every Thursday. TARA Clinic, 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment needed. Cash only. One-year rabies vaccine, $10; 3-year rabies vaccine with written proof of current vaccination, $15; distemper vaccine, $15; canine heartworm/lyme test, $25. Other low-cost services available. Visit for complete service list.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats: $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim. Info: 845-343-1000.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for Dogs: by appointment only every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at TARA’s stationary clinic in Middletown. Males $120 and up; Females $150 and up; rabies vaccine included. 845-343-1000.

Woodstock Trails Friday Night Hikes. Meet 6pm at the Community Center on Rock City Rd. Dress appropriately for the weather (possibly light rain-gear), wear good hiking shoes, bring water and insect-repellent, as desired. A flashlight or a headlamp are a must. Only heavy rain or thunderstorm cancels. Group-hike rate of $10./person. Dogs on leash only. To register , or for more info., contact Dave Holden -845-594-4863 [email protected] Like Woodstock Trails on Facebook.

Audition Notice: Sweeney Todd (8/1 , 1pm), Sunday, August 2 at 7pm. Needed: Male and Female singers/actors/dancers ages 18 - 60. Prepare: 16 bars of a song from the show or in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in thecorrect key. Info: Info: 845- 876-3080. The Center For Performing Arts, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck.



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  1. Do you publish something like the Almanac for Dutchess County?

    • Yes, Almanac Weekly is on newsstands every Thursday, tucked inside each issue of our sister papers, Woodstock Times, New Paltz Times, Saugerties Times & Kingston Times, but it is also distributed a stand-alone publication throughout Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia & Greene counties.
      It includes events and interesting things to do from all those areas.

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