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

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.

2:15PM-5PM Child Development Check Ups. Parents can make an appointment to have their children (age 2 months to 5 years) screened for developmental milestones like speech, fine motor and social skills. Reg reqr’d. Info: 1-800-899-1479. Morton Memorial Library &Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff, free.

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

3PM-5PM Story Circle. Come with a story to tell or an open heart and ears for listening. This timeless form of entertainment casts its spell. Info: 845.254.5469 or Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, free.

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.

4PM Outdoor Concert! Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Info: 845-786-2701. Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain.

4:30PM 13th Annual Gardiner 5K Classic Run/Walk & Barbecue. Registration 4:30pm to 6:15pm. To benefit the Gardiner Fire Dept. & Rail Trail. Barbecue is free for all competitors. Run 6:30pm, Kids Fun Run, 7:30pm. For applications and more or 845-255-0662. George Majestic Memorial Park, Murphy’s Ln, Gardiner.

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 energy centers (Chakras). Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 3 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30.

6PM-11PM 38th St. Joseph’s Italian Festa. Games of skill & chance, children’s rides & games, specialty foods, pastries, music, art show & craft vendors. Info: 845-255-5635; St. Joseph’s Church, 34 South Chestnut St, New Paltz.

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. 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. RSVP. Info: 845-338-4030. Aboard the Rip Van Winkle.

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 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-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 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 The Winter’s Tale. Play by William Shakespeare. Directed by Melania Levitsky. Info: Hawthorne Valley School Hall, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, $30, $15.

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.

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

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

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. 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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