Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (August 27-September 5)

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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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16th Annual Free Film Festival (9/4-9/7). Theme: AWARE Light Shows by Jim C. Refreshments and Meet the filmmakers.For complete details and directions log onto or call 845-246-0600.   In addition to the Film Festival Museum Tours will be offered, Saturday & Sunday; Sept 5 and 6, Noon to 4pm . Woodstock Museum,13 Charles Bach Road (Bach Rd.)Saugerties.

Learn the Divine Healing Art of Reiki! A Reiki “Level One” training will be held on 8/ 28, 6pm-9:30pm (part A) and 8/29 10am-1:30pm (part B). Cost $120 or $60 for those who have taken Reiki I before. Reiki is a Japanese form of “laying on hands” healing that helps release problematic stress patterns while supporting deeper levels of awakening to your natural state of health and joy. Call 845-389-2431 or email [email protected] more info “Shirt Factory”” 77 Cornell St. Kingston.

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:

Sign Up Now! Emotional Healing from Trauma.   A Weekend Retreat 8/28-8/30. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock. 8/ 28, 7-8:30 pm.; 8/29, 9 am-12 pm. & 2-6 pm. and 8/30, 9 am-12 pm.& 2-4 pm.Teachers:Lama Tsultrim Yeshe, James L. Knoll IV, M.D., Trish Malone, and Kell Julliard. Buddhism has a lot to say about suffering — its source, its cause and how it can be relieved. This retreat, which combines knowledge gained from Western psychological science and Buddhist teachings, is designed to help people of all denominations recover from traumatic experiences and loss. In addition to talks by the four teachers, the retreat also includes periods of silent meditation. explorations of healing through the arts, and private, individual consultations with Lama Tsultrim Yeshe.Price: Full Weekend Registration $120 ($96 members) . Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. For reservations or more information call 845-679-5906 x3.

Upcoming Event: SE15 presents A Summer Evening Performance with D’amby Project - “Bones to Square Ten” (9/12, 6pm). Performance and conversation with The Dancers. Bring a seat. Rain or shine Refreshments provided. All are welcome. Key Bank, W. Market St, Red Hook. Info: or

Register Now! Stroke Screening - Facts You Need to Know about Stroke Prevention. 5 Screenings available, $149.Pre-registration is required. Call 800-364-0457. Presented by Life Line Screening. Woodstock Fire Department, Woodstock. Info:

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.

Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary Saving Lives With Free Love Adoption Event! From now until the end of the summer, members of the public can adopt their new best friend for no adoption fee. Open from Sat to Wed from 10am to 4pm and Thurs and Fri from 10am to 7pm. Pets Alive, 363 Derby Rd, Middletown.

Call for Art Entries: The Jewish Experience: An Exhibition of Judaica and Works from the International Festival of Jewish Scribal Arts. Submissions must be hand delivered on 9/8 from 12pm-4pm. Info: 845-679-2218, 845-679-4937. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Tnpk, Woodstock.

Movie Night: EPIC plus much more(8/29, 7pm). Free shuttles from lower level parking Pack a cooler and lawn chairs and join us for live music, stargazing, and outdoor film! From the creators of Ice Age comes EPIC-an exhilarating animated adventure! No registration required. Free shuttles from lower level parking. Info: Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, free.

Free Admission to Storm King for all Visitors. All visitors to Storm King on the last Thursday in August will receive free admission to the Art Center. Info: 845-534-3115 or Storm King, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor.

Register Now! Ecce Lingua Latina. Learn the language of Ceasar in Latin classes for students in grades 7 and up, beginning September 21 through December 7. Info: 845-758-3241 Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook.

Walker Valley SeniorsTrip to Saratoga Casino (9/29). Anyone can go, even if you are not a senior or from Walker Valley. To sign up, call 845-744-6584.

Medicare and Medicare Savings Plan information. For disabled people of any age and seniors over 65. Eleanor Minksy from UC Office of the Aging will be available. Call for an appointment: 845-340-3456. Family of Ellenville, 221 Canal St, Ellenville.

Save the Date! Budget Vote & Trustee Election (9/3) . Polls open 12 (noon) to 9pm at the Library. for registered voters of the Town of Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2213 Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

The Precious Garland of the Supreme Path. A Weekend Teaching (9/11-9/13). Teacher: Tulku Damcho Rinpoche. Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-679-5906 x3. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mt. Rd, Woodstock, $120 /full weekend, $30 /session.




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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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