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

Thursday 7/23

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

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-1:30PM Day of Mindfulness at Blue Cliff Monastery. mindfulness practice center in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Listen to a talk on mindfulness, practice walking meditation in the woods, and enjoy a mindful lunch. Info: https://www.bluecliffmonastery.org or 845-213-1785. Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Rd, Pine Bush.

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.

9:30AM-11:30AM Arts and Crafts Master Class. “Creating Hand Made Cards” for Ages 55+ Create unique, personal handmade cards. Drawing, painting, collage, and writing materials supplied. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

9:30AM-11:30AM Shandaken Seniors: Arts and Crafts Master Class “Creating a Memory Gift Box.” Ages 55+. Do you have a special memory to express or give to someone you love? Drawing, painting, collage. Must pre-register. Info: 845-688-7811. 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

10AM-11AM Learn to Use Craigslist.Learn to Use Craigslist. Craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events. Learn to get the most out of this website service. Info: 845-679-6405 or whplib.org. 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.

10AM-1PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Junior Naturalists: History Scavenger Hunt. 2-mile hike. Recommended for seven to twelve 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.

10AM-11AM Learn to Use Craigslist. Craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events. Learn to get the most out of this website service. Info: 845-679-6405 or https://www.whplib.org. West Hurley

12:30PM-6:30PM Crystal Energy Readings with shamanic practitioner Mary Vukovic every Thursday and Monday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. 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.

2PM West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical. Info: 518-392-9292; https://www.machaydntheatre.org May-Hayden Theatre, Chatham, $31, $14 /under 12.

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.

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

4PM-5PM Meditation Support Group. meets at Mirabai every Thursday. 30 minutes seated meditation followed by 15 minutes walking meditation. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $5.

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

4:30 PM Kingston Sunrise Rotary Club 12th Annual Mini Golf Tournament. 18 holes of miniature golf. $18 per person; $12 ages 12 & under. BBQ dinnner starting at5 pm. Tee time: 4:30 pm or 6 p.m. Trophy presentation, players bags with a souvenir sports towel, raffles. Ascot Park, 163 Esopus Avenue, Kingston. Contact [email protected] or 845 - 242 - 2802.

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 https://www.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6:30PM Reading and Book Signing: Marc B. Fried. Author of Notes from the Other Side. Kingston Library, Kingston.

6:30PM Master Gardener Open House. Learn what is takes to become a Master Gardener Volunteer. Info: https://www.ulster.cce.cornell.edu/gardening/become-a-master-gardener or 845-340-3990 ext. 335. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston.

6:30PM-9:30PM The Garrison’s Sweet Summer Series: Petey Hop and Gary King, Blues Trio. Info: 845-424-3604 The Garrison, 2015 US 9, Garrison.

7:30PM Shut Up and Look. A documentary about the private world and personal life of Richard Artschwager. Curator Patricia Phagan will introduce the film, which was produced by Morning Slayter and Maryte Kavaliauskas. Info: 845-437-5632 or https://www.fllac.vassar.edu. VassarCollege, Taylor Hall, Room 203, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM Special Preview Performance: Footloose the Musical Special . Stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Info: 845-610-5900 or https://www.SugarLoafPAC.org. Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf.

8PM Vassar & New York Stage and Film 2015 Season: The Light Years. A new play written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen. Developed and directed by Oliver Butler. Info: 845-437-5599 or https://[email protected]. The Powerhouse Theater, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie,

8PM West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical. Info: 518-392-9292; https://www.machaydntheatre.org May-Hayden Theatre, Chatham, $34, $33.

8PM Moon Over Buffalo. Classic comedy by Ken Ludwig. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Theatre, 408 Main St, Ellenville, $39.

8PM-9:30PM Japanese Movie Night: “Barefoot Gen/”, Not recommended for young children. Directed by Mori Masaki, manga written by Keiji Nakazawa, screenplay by Issei Miyazaki, Masaki Koda, Yoshie Shimamura. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz, free.

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 The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of “show biz” and the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday. A Comedy By John Bishop. Info: https://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/#! Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40 /golden circle, $36

8PM 2015 Lobby at the Ritz Music Series. Mina Thomas, a trained Jazz/Gospel Singer, recording artist, actress, song-writer and spoken word poet. Info: https://www.safe-harbors.org, or 845-784-1199. Lobby at the Ritz Theater, 109 Broadway, Newburgh, $20.

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 Strand of Oaks. Info: 845-679-4406. 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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