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

Thursday 8/20

8AM Exercise for Early Risers with Diane Colello. $1 donation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

9:30AM -10:30AM Senior Flex and Stretch with Diane Colello. Movement for balance and brath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for felxibility and core strengthening. $1 donation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10AM-2PM Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads - Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Drop in any time. (recurring) Info: or 845-757-3771. Tivoli Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

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 – 6:30 PM Crystal Readings and Chakra Energy Healing Sessions with shamanic practitioner Mary Vukovic. Every Thursday and Monday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 679-2100. $30 for 25 minute reading; $75 for one hour healing session.

1PM -4PM Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. The Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge.$1 donation. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. Rescue Squad Building, Rt 212, Woodstock.

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.

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-5PM Story Circle. Come with a story to tell or an open heart and ears for listening. This timeless form of entertainment casts its spell. Info: 845.254.5469 or Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St, Pine Hill, free.

4PM-5PM Meditation Support Group meets at Mirabai every Thursday. 30 minutes seated meditation followed by walking meditation. Walk-ins welcome. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 679-2100. $5 donation.

4PM Outdoor Concert! Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Info: 845-786-2701. Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain.

5PM-5:45PM Science Club for Kids. Their scientist friends from Bard are BACK to do fun science experiments! For kids in 1st grade and up. Info: or 845-757-3771. Tivoli Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

5:30PM-6:30PM Battle of the Books Meeting. Regular meeting of the Battle of the Books team. There will be snacks!. Info: or 845-757-3771. Tivoli Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

6PM-8PM Angelic Channeling Group with archangelic medium Margaret Doner. Margaret offers her body to the archangels and various spirit entities so they can share their wisdom and perspective with participants. The angels open with a message for the group followed by individual questions from you. Please come with any questions you may have, be it personal or collective. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock. 679-2100. $20 if pre-registered by August 18; $25 after.

6:30PM-9:30PM Sweet Summer Series: Boogie Boys with Chris V. Info: 845-615-9084 or The Garrison, Garrison, free.

7PM Live Music @ The Falcon. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Social Media Informational Program Series: Twitter: Explore unique uses for Twitter, from news sources to postings for coupons at your local supermarket! RSVP. Info: Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro.

7PM-8PM Page Turners Book Club. This month, they will be discussing “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. Free and open to the public! Info: or 845-757-3771. Tivoli Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

7:30PM The Rob Scheps / Roger Rosenberg Quintet with Mark Soskin, Mike Richmond, Anthony Pinciotti. Info: The Chapel Restoration, 45 Market St, Cold Spring.

8PM American Song. Woody Guthrie’s grassroots musical. Songs and Writings by Woody Guthrie. Conceived and Adapted by Peter Glazer. Orchestrations and vocal arrangements by Jeff Waxman. Directed by Chris Blisset. Info: 845-647-5511; Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39.

8PM “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street!” Book by Hugh Wheeler. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond. Info: Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, $40 /golden circle, $36 /blue tier, $32/green.

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.



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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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