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

Wednesday 7/22

7:30AM Waterman Bird Club Field Trip: Dennings Point Park. Barbara @ 845-297-6701. Web: Dennings Point Park, off Hudson Ave, Beacon.

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

8AM-5PM 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.

9AM-10AM Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. Gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warmups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1donation requested. Fire Co. #1, Rt 212, Woodstock.

9:30AM Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hiking Club: Lake Taghkanic in Columbia County, cumulative ascent 250’. Relaxed paced moderate hike around the lake, 4.5 miles, 5.0 Hours. Info: 518-248-2579 or Catskill.

9:30AM Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hiking Club: Meeker Hollow Mountain (2980’). Moderately Difficult with easy bushwack. 3 Miles. Info: 845-246-8074 or Catskill.

10AM-1PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Junior Naturalists:Pond Exploration and Blueberries. 2-mile hike. Recommended for six to ten year old children, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State ParkPreserve, Nature Center, Gardiner, $10 /car.

11AM Knitting Circle. Wednesdays. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

12PM Rotary Club of Kingston Meeting. Fellowship, lunch, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. Meets every Wed at 12noon. Web: Christina’s Restaurant, 812 Ulster Ave, Kingston.

2PM Comets, Asteroids, and other Space-Rocks. Raj Pandya Director, John R. Kirk Planetarium and Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy State University of New York at New Paltz, returns for another fascinating journey into the world of space. Info: 845-677-8550.Fountains at Millbrook, 79 Flint Rd, Millbrook.

3PM-7PM Highland Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-691-8112. 1 Haviland Rd, Highland.

3:30PM Math Regents Prep. Every Wed. @ 3:30pm Certified Math Teacher - Don’t fail Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, 877-576-9931.

3:30PM-8:30PM Woodstock Farm Festival. Info: 845-679-5345. 6 Maple Ln, Woodstock.

4PM-11PM The Orange County Fair. Info: or 845-343-4826 or 845-343-4894. Orange County Fairgrounds, 100 Carpenter Ave, Middletown.

4:30PM-5:30PM Art Hour with Francesca. Every Wednesday. Ages 3 to 103! Frannie will cook up something creative to do each week. Francesca is known for her work with natural, found objects as well as jewelry. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

4:30PM-5:30PM Art Hour with Francesca. Ages 3 to 103! Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

5:30PM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Everyone welcome. 845-679-9534. First Church of Christ, Scientist, 89 Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM-7:30PM Solarize Kingston Community Workshop. RUPCO Representatives will be on had for a Q&A about financing for this non-profit program. Learn about how the system works from the company that designed & installed it: SOLARgeneration of Kingston. Info:646-302-5835 or home of Jeff Broido, 25 Presidents Place, Kingston.

6PM-7:30PM Creative Seed Support Group. For artists to voice their works inprogress in a supportive environment. For Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors.Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center. MeetsWednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Info: [email protected] or Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6PM-8PM Ukulele Circle. Pull up a ukulele and learn a song! This is a friendly group who welcomes all comers. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

6PM Woodstock Community Chorale. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Wednesdays, 6pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Tinker St, Woodstock.

6:25PM-6:50PM Learn Remembrance. Info: 845-679-8989. Every Wednesday, 6:25-6:50pm. Remembrance is a deep practice to connect with the Divine in your heart. Spiritual practice (see separate listing) at 7, immediately following this introduction, all are welcome ifyou attend or not. RSVP. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free /donations welcome.

6:30PM-8:30PM Newburgh Jazz Series 2015: Kristina Koller Trio. Info: Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Orange County Arboretum Montgomery.

6:30PM Family Fun Night: Storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gellardi. Hear tales of imagination and inspirationby a master story teller. Info: 845-246-4317 or Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties, free.

6:55PM-8PM Silent Spiritual Practice. Info: 845-679-8989. Every Wednesday, 6:55-8pm. Group is for both people who currently have a silent spiritual practice such as meditation or Remembrance and those who would like to start such a practice. Q&A to follow.Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free /donations welcome.

7PM-11PM Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission-no dues. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Café, Rosendale.

7PM “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” Class. Info: 845-679-5906, x 1012 or [email protected]. On-going every Wed, 7pm. This free 90-minute program includes 30 minutes of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by one of eight lectures on the history, practices and principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 8 wk curriculum. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock, free.

7PM Music in the Parks: The James Osborn Band. Held outdoors at The Vanderbilt National Historic Site and Staatsburgh (formerly known as Mills State Park). In case of rain call 845-229-8086 after 4 p.m. to check rain location. The Vanderbilt National Historic Site, Hyde Park.

7:30PM The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. Meets every Wednesday night, 7:30pm. An evening of singing, fun & fellowship.A male a cappella group that sings in the American “Barbershop Style”of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight reading not required. Info: St. Andrews Church, 110 Overlook St, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM-8:30PM “Receiving Abundance in your Life.” Offering psycho-therapy powerful participation Techniques. Every Wednesday. Call for address. 917-279-9546. Woodstock, free.

8PM Summer Concert: Piano faculty member Thomas Sauer will perform. Sauer will be accompanied by Todd Palmer, clarinet; Grace Park, violin; Dov Scheindlin, viola; and Wolfram Koessel, cello Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Villard Room, Poughkeepsie, free.

8:30PM-11PM Live at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company: Acoustic Jazz Trio with Syracuse/Siegel Duo + Special Featured Guest. Featuring Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. No cover or minimum! Info: 679-7969. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.



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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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