Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 30-August 8)

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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.



premier listings

“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.

Audition Notice: “Pygmalion” (8/7, 8/8 & 8/9). Requires 4 men and 5 women for the cast. Info: Coach House Theater, 12 Augusta St, Kingston.

Audition Notice: Sweeney Todd. Auditions to be held on Saturday, 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 the correct key. Info: 845- 876-3080 The CENTER For Performing Arts, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck.

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.

“Icebergs in August” The Olana Summer Party Returns! An evening of Ice, Art and Arctic inspired hors d’oeuvres (8/8, 4-8pm). Celebrating Frederic Church’s epic 1859 voyage to Newfoundland and Labrador. Evening opens with a Host Committee Reception in a reimagined ice house designed by architect Albert (Beau) Simons IV. Reception guests will enjoy a bespoke “Icebergs in August” cocktail with stunning views from the open-sided ice house from 5-6pm. Action begins under the main tent at 6pm where top regional chefs will present northern inspired hors d’oeuvre “bites” and guests will enjoy wine and cocktails made with Iceberg’s Vodka and Hillrock Distillery Spirits. Info: or call 518- 828-1872.

7:30 PM Film: Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint.The vividly told and captivating story of the man who would become Tibet’s greatest yogi and saint.   Filmed on location near the breathtakingly scenic Indo-Tibetan border. Directed by Neten Chokling. 2006, 90 mins. In Tibetan with English subtitles. Tickets: $8 suggested donation.The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston,845-383-1774.

Women’s Studio Workshop  First Au•gust Art Festival! Free, public art festival will run 8/7-8/29. Presenting 30 local, national and international artists whose work responds to the Town of Rosendale and the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Featuring a breath of fresh art: con(temporary), video, installation & performance. For details, call 845-658-9133. Women’ iStuido Workshop, Rosendale.

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.

Register Now! 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! Round Trip Motor Coach Excursion to Saratoga Races (8/10). Sponsored by The Vassar Brothers Medical Center Auxiliary. 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. 6:30 - 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 www. Kingston 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: 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.Info: 845-586-3588; [email protected]: Phoenicia.

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 of 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 Soup Kitchen, 122 Clinton Ave, Kingston.



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    Date: Saturdays and Sundays June 6-October 3, 11AM-4PM
    Price: $20.00
    Location: Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460

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