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

Thursday 7/30

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]: https://www.phoeniciavoicefest.com. Phoenicia.

8AM HITS-on-the-Hudson NY Horse & Pony Show (VI): $100, 000 Ulcergard 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 Avenue 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 Ulster County Fair (7/28-8/2) . Senior Day - Seniors free from 10am to 4pm. Info: 845-255-1380 or https://www.ulstercountyfair.com. Ulster County Fair, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

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 Energy Readings with shamanic practitioner Mary Vukovic. Every Thursday and Monday. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /25 minutes, $75 /1 hour.

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.

1PM-6PM Preview: Estate Collectibles & Decorative Artworks Sale 8/1,12 pm. Previews 7/31, 1-6 pm & 8/1,10 am to noon. https://www.hpcountryauctions.com. Bid online at https://www.liveauctioneers.com. 845-266-4198 for further information. Note- we are 30 minutes south east of the Kingston Bridge, just off the Taconic State Parkway. Hyde Park Country Auctions,323 Hibernia Rd, Salt Point NY (Dutchess County).

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-4:30PM Lego Club. Ages 5 and up. Every Tuesday and Thursday through 8/20. Info: 845-.876-4030. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

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

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.

3:30PM -5PM Science For All: Citizen Science Activities.Science for All will feature activities and citizen science projects for the public. Topics include amphibian road crossing, American eel migration, dragonflies, phenology (science of the seasons), A Day in the Life of the Hudson River & water assessment. Education and Visitor Center at the FDR Home and Presidential Library, Hyde Park, 845-229-9116,x 2026.RSVP requested at [email protected]. Free!

4PM-11PM The Orange County Fair (7/22-8/2). Info: https://www.orangecountyfair.com or 845-343-4826 or 845-343-4894. Orange County Fairgrounds, 100 Carpenter Ave, Middletown.

4PM-5PM Meditation Support Group. 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 /donation.

4PM The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice :Shape Note Singing - You will be singing in an hour!! Phoenicia Wesleyan Church. Free.

5PM The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice :Souvenir - A play by Stephen Temperley. A tribute to the ‘unique’ singing of Florence Foster Jenkins STS Playhouse, Church Street Phoenicia $5 - $25

6PM-10PM Third Annual Burger and Beer Bash. Local vendors grilling up signature sliders, sides and more. A raffle will be conducted at the event with 100% of proceeds going to the Sparrow’s Nest Charity. Info: https://www.Hvmag.com/BurgerBash. Shadows Marina, Poughkeepsie, $40 .

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.

6PM Sculpture Expo 2015: “Intersection of Art and History” Ice Harvesting in the Hudson Valley. Seminar with Larry Thetford, Conrad Levenson & friends. Sponsored by the Red Hook Public Library. Attendees enjoy 10% off at select Village restaurants. Info: rhcan.com or [email protected]. Historic Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook.

6:30PM-9:30PM The Garrison’s Sweet Summer Series: Al Bazaz, reggae-trio with Petey Hop and bassist. Info: 845-424-3604 The Garrison, 2015 US 9, Garrison.

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 saugertiespubliclibrary.org. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

7PM-9PM Japanese Movie Night: A Gentle Breeze in the Village. Award Winning Teen Romance. Info: 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, 232 Main St, New Paltz, $20.

7PM-9PM Trivia Night with Paul Tully and Eric Stamberg. Last Thursday of every month. Info: 845-687-2699. High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

7PM Author Visit/Book Signing: Frank Hayes, author of “Death at the Black Bull” will read from and discuss his recent and upcoming works. Refreshments served. Info: 845- 229-7791. Hyde Park Library Annex, Hyde Park, free.

7PM Family Fun Day at Renegades Stadium. Hudson Valley Renegades play the Brooklyn Cyclones in Fishkill, NY. Info: 838-0094 for questions or https://www.gadesgroups.com. Renegades Stadium, Fishkill, $19, $14.

7:30PM Fundraiser & Screening Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal. Art sale, including small works. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Final screening of the work in progress film before its completion this fall. Mint Restaurant, 1 West Strand, Kingston, $20

8PM “Oklahoma!” The classic American musical and first Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration. Info: https://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/#!oklahoma-summer-2015/c1xl2. Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40, $32.

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

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 The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice : A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim. Ron Raines and Susan Powell. Festival Stage, Phoenicia $5 - $25.

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

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 Trio Mio. Info: 845-687-2699 or https://www.highfallscafe.com. High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

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  1. FarmOn! Foundation Presents: How Does the Garden Grow? In Partnership with Bronx
    Date: Saturdays and Sundays June 6-October 3, 11AM-4PM
    Price: $20.00
    Location: Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460

    A series of weekend events, viewed by over 2 million Bronx Zoo visitors, strengthening the connection between food, the environment and ourselves with partners and celebrities. As part of the summer celebration of the Children’s Zoo, this June guest programming activities will expand upon our domestic animal farm area. In association with the education department and FarmOn! Foundation will host a number of interactive experiences (How Does our Garden Grow: Planting a Garden, seed & soil & composting, Father’s Day Weekend - Pick, Plant and Cook with Dad - Healthy Eating, Be a Bee - Importance of Our Pollinators) that align with mission and support the following goals: Connect our visitors to nature and natural processes, Generate awareness of and interest in engaging in sustainable actions that relate to gardening, Gain insight into our actions and how they affect the planet.

    Weekend Schedule in June
    June 6-7: “Meet Your Farmer: Seed and Soil”- Get dirty and connect to New York farms with hands-on activities, seed packet crafting, and more.

    June 13-14: “From Kitchen To Compost”- Meet the soil’s best friend, the earthworm, and learn the basics of composting food waste. Create your own seed packet craft.

    June 20-21: “Celebrating All-Star Dads: Healthy Food and Recipes”- Discover healthy, seasonal recipes, learn the art of pickling, and meet Super Sprowtz Roger and Colby Carrot!

    June 28-29: “Celebrating Pollinators”- Enjoy stories from author Lela Nargi, special activities, and honey tastings as you discover the importance of bees. Create your own seed packet craft.

    Tickets can be purchased at https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=4789808b9ef64b578ca783e76b3c635b

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