Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (August 13-22)

Wednesday 8/19

8:30AM Vaccines and Immunizations for senior citizens the topic of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s free monthly Seniors Health & Wellness Breakfast Club. Info: 845-334-4760. Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, 105 Mary’s Ave, Kingston.

9AM-10AMKripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. A gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warmups, poses for strength and blance and breath work for relaxation.   $1 donation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation adn open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

11AM Knitting Circle. Wednesdays. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

11AM-1PM Music & Movement With Abby. Toddlers & Caregivers. Join local singer, songwriter, choreographer, and dancer Abby Lappen for weekly fun exploring creative arts through music and movement. Info: 518-822-1438 or Hudson Opera House, Hudson.

12PM The Woodstock Senior Citizens’ Club Meeting. The speaker will be Chip Alsdorf from Health Alliance to talk about heart risks and health issues on hips. Woodsstock Fire Co #1, Route 212, Woodstock.

2PM-3:30PM Puzzles and Games. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through 8/21. Choose from over 4 dozen new & classic board games & puzzles. Bring a friend or come and make a new one. Info: 845-.876-4030. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

2PM-3PM Bigfoot Researchers of the Hudson Valley Gayle J. Beatty shares personal research and insight on Sasquatch. Real or myth? She will share her database of sightings along with some samples of casts and other items found in the woods. RSVP to 845-905-8000. The Fountains at Millbrook, 79 Flint Rd, Millbrook.

3PM-7PM Highland Farmers’ Market. Info: 845-691-8112. 1 Haviland Rd, Highland.

3:30PM-8:30PM Woodstock Farm Festival. Info: 845-679-5345. 6 Maple Ln, Woodstock.

4PM-6PM Canoe Paddle through Tivoli Bays with the New York State DEC. An adults-only ( ages 18 and up) Reg required. Info: or 845-757-3771. North Bay launch, Tivoli.

4:30PM-5:30PM Art Hour with Francesca. Every Wednesday. Ages 3 to 103! Frannie will cook up something creative to do each week. Francesca is known for her work with natural, found objects as well as jewelry. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

5:30PM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Saturday, 9-10:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 845-679-8800. First Church of Christ, Scientist, 89 Tinker St, Woodstock.

5:30PM-7PM Hudson Community Book Group. Students 3rd to 6th Grades. Led by Hudson City School District teacher Ellen Heummer, students read award-winning books. Info: 518-822-1438 or Hudson Opera House, Hudson.

6PM-8PM Ukulele Circle. Pull up a ukulele and learn a song! This is a friendly group who welcomes all comers. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

6PM Woodstock Community Chorale. Sing with your neighbors and prepare for concerts. No need to read music, no audition. On-going, Wednesdays, 6pm. Info: 845-688-2169. Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Tinker St, Woodstock.

6:30PM SRP & Morton Movie Night. Sense and Sensibility. Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman. Directed by Ang Lee. Info: 845-876-5800. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

6:30PM-8:30PM Newburgh Jazz Series 2015: Bottoms Up DixieLand Jazz Band. Info: Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery.

7PM-9PM Public Reading by the Stone Ridge Library Writers. Join them for an evening of poetry and prose, celebrating their third year together. Refreshments will be served. Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge, free.

7PM Live @ The Falcon. Beacon Music Factory presents : Three Kings of the Blues! - Adult Rock Band Boot Camp Performance. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM-11PM Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission-no dues. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Café, Rosendale.

7PM Class. Register for this class to learn the basics of using and discover what other online and on-site resources you can use to aid your research! Walk-ins welcome! Info: Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro.

7:30PM Auroville International Gathering. Auroville, an international eco-spiritual community. Meet community residents, Auroville International Board members and others who have visited over the years. Donations welcomed. Info 845-679-2926 or [email protected]. WoodstockCommunity Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

7:30PM The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. Meets every Wednesday night, 7:30pm. An evening of singing, fun & fellowship.A male a cappella group that sings in the American “Barbershop Style”of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight reading not required. Info: St. Andrews Church, 110 Overlook St, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM-8:30PM “Receiving Abundance in your Life.” Offering psycho-therapy powerful participation Techniques. Every Wednesday. Call for address. 917-279-9546. Woodstock, free.



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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.

    The End

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