Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 23-August 1)

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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.

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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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Register Now! 18th Annual Live, Laugh & Learn Day of Workshops(8/13). Presented by   Michael P. Hein, County Executive and Ulster County Office for the Aging. Business Resource Center, 1 Development Ct, Kingston. Registration fee - $5 | Register by 8/3/15.For application or information call Ulster County Office for the Aging 845-340-3456.

Compassion at the Time of Illness and Death. A Retreat 8/7-8/12 at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock. 8/7, 7:-8:30 pm;8/8- 8/ 11, 9am-12pm & 2-5pm; 8/ 12, 9am-12pm & 2-3:30pm. Teachers: Lama Kathy Wesley, Lama Repa Dorje Odzer, and Jan Tarlin Buddhist teachings on the transforming power of compassion can help us throughout our lives, and especially at times of illness and death. This retreat will review Buddhist approaches to healing; coping with illness; and the stages of death and rebirth. The retreat is suitable for caregivers, for people who are themselves facing serious illness or death. Price: Full Retreat Registration $120. Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. For reservations or more information call 845-679-5906 x3.

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 req. 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.

The Maritime Museum Meets Solarize Kingston(8/4. 6:30PM - 8PM). Find out why a solar array on the roof of the Museum will allow for expanded programming in innovative ways. Solarize Kingston, a non-profit community program, is making solar electricity simpler and more affordable for homes and small businesses this summer. Meet the local companies who do the work, and get your questions answered. Folks from RUPCO will be present to answer your questions about low-cost financing which will likely result in monthly payments lower than your current utility bill. Free. For more info, call John Wackman at 646-302-5835 or go to Home Port and Education Center.Hudson River Maritime Museum,50 Rondout Landing, Kingston.

The Beacon Sloop Club Annual Corn Festival (8/9, 12-5pm). .At Pete & Toshi Seeger Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon. Fresh picked Hudson Valley sweet corn served hot with butter, cold sweet watermelon, corn salad, & made chili. Two solar music stages. Many free children’s activities, displays, food & craft vendors. Free Admission. Info: 845-838-9630,

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). Featuring professional world-class Opera, Broadway, Choral, Early Music & Aboriginal singers in Phoenicia.For times and venues log onto

Ulster County Fair(7/28-8/2). Info: 845-255-1380 or Ulster County Fair, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

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.

Volunteers Needed: The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen od 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.

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.

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-insulated boots, 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).

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.

“New York City Challenge Race” (8/2) New York City Challenge Race will transform Icahn Stadium into an urban obstacle course open to both male and female challengers of all ages. Reg reqr’d. Info: Randall’s Island, New York City.

“‘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.




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  1. Cassatt String Quartet performs
    at Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, New York
    Sunday, July 19, 2022 at 4pm

    The internationally celebrated Cassatt String Quartet will perform on Sunday, July 19, 2022 at 4pm at Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, NY. Established in 1985, and celebrating their 30th anniversary season, the Cassatt String Quartet has collaborated with a vast array of artists and Pulitzer-prize winning composers. Named three times by The New Yorker magazine’s Best Of The Year CD Selection, the Cassatt has recorded over twenty-five commercial releases for the Koch, Naxos, New World, Albany and CRI Labels and can be found on YouTube.

    The concert will feature Joan Tower Incandescent for String Quartet, Peter Schickele Quartet No. 1, American Dreams, and Franz Schubert Death and the Maiden.

    For further information access: or call (845) 679-8217

    • General admission: $25., Students with valid ID: $5., Children under 12: Free when accompanies by an adult; Reserved (assigned) seats: $40 or $50 (depending on the event); a limited number of reserved seats are available only in advance and online by credit card or by phone 24 hours; Rock Bottom: “Pay-what-you-can” seating. Bring your own chair or blanket.

    The hall is wheelchair and walker accessible. To purchase tickets, go to the schedule page and click on the concert you wish. You will be directed to the order form. Or: 24 Hours Phone 800-595-4TIX [4849].

    More about the Cassatt String Quartet:

    Acclaimed as one of America’s outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, with appearances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Theatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and Maeda Hall in Tokyo. The Quartet has been presented on major radio stations such as National Public Radio’s Performance Today, Boston’s WGBH, New York’s WQXR and WNYC, and on Canada’s CBC Radio and Radio France.

    “… an undulant, lyrical and insightful performance…” by the Cassatt Quartet was recently cited in The New York Times. The 2014-2015 season highlights include their debut at the Beijing Modern Music Festival and concerts in Chiba, Japan, appearances at the NY Botanical Gardens, Tenri Cultural Center, Bargemusic, Mohonk Mountain House, Maverick Concerts and the Westchester Chamber Society (NY), Music Mountain and Treetops Chamber Series (CT), the Seal Bay Festival (ME) and their annual Cassatt in the Basin! educational chamber music residency (TX).

    Named three times by The New Yorker magazine’s Best Of…CD Selection, they have over thirty CDs and YouTube postings. They are named for the celebrated American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.

    Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has recently awarded the Cassatt String Quartet a coveted grant to help support their engagements across the globe as part of the 2015 USArtists International (USAI) program. USAI is the only national initiative in the United States solely devoted to promoting the excellence and diversity of American performing arts abroad. The program works to strengthen the creative and professional development of American artists through participation at important international festivals and performing arts markets. The program is made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Engagements supported through the program provide American performing artists the opportunity to exchange ideas and practices with their counterparts around the world, and sustain their careers through exposure to new audiences and access to the international marketplace.

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