Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (September 17-26)

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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.



premier listings

Upcoming Event: Woodstock Comedy Festival (9/18-9/20). Legendary Robert Klein to Headline Third Annual Event. Featuring Comedian Jo Firestone, a Short Film by Todd Strauss-Schulson a Tribute to Joan Rivers and more! Events will be held at The Bearsville Theater, Cucina, Kleinert James Art Center, Upstate Films Tinker Street & Commune Saloon. Info: 845-663-4808 or $10 to $75. Woodstock.

Upcoming Screening: Stood for the Storm (9/26, 2pm), a film that explores the legacy of Hurricane Katrina from a unique vantage. This is the New York premiere and the director will be on hand for a Q&A. Part of the proceeds will go to benefit Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale.

12th Annual Lark in the Park (10/3-10/12). Organized hikes, bicycle trips, paddles, service, cultural and educational events.g events thoughout the Catskill Mountain Region. For details: Hudson Valley.

Upcoming Event: Woodstock Comedy Festival (9/18-9/20). Events will be held at several locations: Bearsville Theater, Cucina, Kleinert James Art Center, Upstate Films Tinker Street & Commune Saloon. Info: 845-663-4808 or $10 to $75. Woodstock.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Cats. $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim.All surgeries performed by appointment only; Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic. Thursdays, 10am-2pm. For previously spayed/neutered cats and dogs only. No appointment needed.: & Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Dogs. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Males, $120 and up; females, $150 and up; includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, and cone collar. All surgeries performed by appointment only. Info: 845-343-1000. TheAnimal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown.

Register Now! Upcoming Hudson Valley Web School Website Workshops: Marketing 101 (10/7, 12-1pm). Get your website found today. $99; Make Your Own Website (10/5, 12-2pm). or fix your broken one. $99; & Understanding WordPress (10/9, 12-2pm). Install a new theme, upload photos and make your first page. $99. Info: 845-802-3581 or Hudson Valley Web School, 1053 Glasco Tnpk, Saugerties.

Register Now! Time and the Valleys Museum hosts bus tour of Delaware Water System on 9/26. The tour will take passengers to the Neversink, Cannonsville, Pepacton and the Rondout reservoirs. Prereg. Reqr’d. Info: 845-985-7700 or Time andthe Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, $30.

Sixth O+ Festival (10/9-10/11). Art, Music & Wellness Festival Features 60 Bands, 25 Artists, Wellness EXPO+ & Conference, Classes in Yoga, Meditation & Sound Healing, Late-Night SALO+N & Bike Ride. Info: [email protected] and tickets Kingston.

Buddhism and Addiction Recovery. A Weekend Teaching September 18th-20th. Teachers: Bill Alexander and Lama Losang (Lama David Bole). Meals and overnight accommodations available at KTD’s usual rates. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-679-5906 x3. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 MeadsMt. Rd, Woodstock, $120 /full weekend, $30 /session.

The Hudson Valley River Valley Ramble Annual Event Series ( 9/19-9/20 & 9/26-9/27). Celebrating the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Offering more than 200 outdoor adventures, including walking tours, bike rides, hikes, paddles estuary explorations, heritage site tours & cultural events. For a full schedule of events, go to From the Capital New York to NYC, Hudson Valley.

2015 Gala Benefit with Sutton Foster (9/26, 6pm). Presented by The Half Moon Theatre at The Culinary Institute of America. Proceeds will fund Half Moon Theatre’s fall season at the CIA and ongoing programming at The Marriott Pavilion. Cocktail party at 6pm includes hors d’oeuvres, open bar & live auction; performance at 7:30pm in The Marriott Pavilion, followed by a dessert reception at 9pm. The Culinary Institute of America—Marriott Pavilion,1946 Campus Dr (Rte 9), Hyde Park. Info: or 1-800-838-3006. Tickets $40-$200.

Upcoming Event: Sunrise at Campobello. Dore Schary’s Tony-Award-winning play about FDR‘s determination to return to political life after being stricken with polio, 10/1 – 10/11, 2015, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm at The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. Tickets 845-876-3080 or $24 adults, $22 senior/child.

Sign Up Now! Trip to Saratoga Casino. The Walker Valley Seniors are taking a trip on 9/29. Anyone can go, even if you are not a senior or from Walker Valley. Call Stephanie Jansen at 744-6584. Walker Valley.

Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival (9/17 to 9/20). Stunt shows, rodeo games, vendor expo, bike show with with thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Hotel accommodations, camping & RV’ing at the festival grounds. Info: 518-634-2541 Blackthorne Resort, 348 Sunside Rd, East Durham.

Woodstock Film Fest (9/30-10/4). Showcasing more than 130 independent films, panels, concerts & special events. Event takes place at different venues. For info, tix & details: or 845-679-4265. Woodstock.

Upcoming Film: The Search (9/26, 7:30pm). A director, his assistant, and a businessman drive through the Amdo region of Tibet, scouring small villages to find actors for their adaptation of Drime Kunden, an opera traditionally performed for the Tibetan New Year, a parable that tells the story of a prince who gives away all his possessions, his wife and children, and even his own eyes. 105 mins, in Tibetan with English subtitles.) Tickets: $8 suggested donation.The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston, 845- 383-1774.

Audition Notice: The Nutcracker 2015. Auditions for student dancers ages 7 - 18 will be 9/19 & 9/20. Details at, call 845-255-0044. New Paltz School of Ballet, 1 Bonticou View Dr, New Paltz.

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.

Important Autumn Antique Auction(9/20, 10am). Session I: 10am: African Art Session • Session II: 11am: Main Antique Auction.Previews: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11-5pm & Sunday 8am until sale9931 Rt. 32 Freehold.   For our anniversary auction we are pleased to offer a sensational group of fine antiques. A fully illustrated catalogue may be viewed online at Absentee & Phone Bidding available (15% Buyer’s Premium) ~ Online Bidding available in association with (18% Buyer’s Premium applies).Call:518-634-2466 ~ E-Mail: [email protected] ~ Call or Mapquest for Driving Directions . Carlsen Gallery, 9931 Rt 32 Freehold. Info:

Fall Concert Series: Carnival of Animals (9/27, 3pm). Leading this concert - two accomplished Juilliard pianists, Adelaide Roberts and Matthew Odell, along with narration by Marie Duane.Open to the public. Although admission is free, donations appreciated. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 2578 Rt 212, Woodstock. Info: 212 -260- 3401.



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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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