Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (August 6-15)

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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.



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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: TheKarpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh.

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.

Register Now! Buddhism 101. A Weekend Teaching (8/14-8/16) at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock. 8/14, 7-8:30 pm; 8/15, 10:30 am-12 pm & 3:30-5 pm; and 8/16, 10:30 am-12 pm & 2:30-4 pm. Teacher: Khenpo Karma Tenkyong   .What is Buddhism, and how can we apply its practices to our everyday lives? Khenpo Tenkyong explains that it is much more than meditating, reciting mantras and daily prostrations. Instead, Buddhism is an evolving system, based on interdependence and emptiness, where taking care of your own health and the planet are just as essential as the traditional practices. In this weekend workshop learn the basics of Buddhism, set our motivation, practice meditation, explore Himalayan yoga and commune with nature.Price: Full Weekend Registration $120 , Single sessions $30.   Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. For reservations or more information call 845-679-5906 x3.

UCI Windham World Cup Biking 2015. 8/6-8/9. The best mountain bike racers from around the globe, world class racing, product expo, community events, block party, stunt show, fireworks, music. Info: Windham Mountain, Windham.

The Hudson Music Festival: Three Days of Music (8/6-8/8). Daytime and Nighttime, in the Nightclubs, Restaurants & Bars, Galleries, Tents up and down Warren Street, at the Riverfront, and in the Parks. Info: Hudson.

Save The Date! Drum Boogie Festival Returns to Woodstock (9/12, 11am-8pm). A Free World-Class Music Festival with Dance & Voice.One-day music festival which is family-oriented and multi-cultural, celebrating the diverse styles of music, dance and voice from around the world. The festival brings together world-class talent while introducing the audience to a variety of styles involving percussion such as: Jazz, Rock, Classical, African, Balinese, Reggae, Steel Pan and more. Folks who will be performing this year include Jack DeJohnette, NEXUS, NYU Steel Band, Valerie Naranjo and The Big Takeover Reggae Band, to name a few. Rain date 9/13. Free. Andy Lee Field, Rock City Rd,Woodstock. Info:

Call For Entries: “PHOTOgraphy 2015.” Submission Deadline Aug 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: “Pygmalion” (8/7, 8/8 & 8/9). Requires 4 men and 5 women for the cast. Info: Coach House Theater, 12 Augusta St, Kingston.

“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. Olana, 5720 St Rt 9G, Hudson.

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 845-340-3456.

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 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.

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.



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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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