Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Sept. 24-Oct. 3)

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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

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.

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

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 at Kingston.

The Hudson Valley River Valley Ramble Annual Event Series ( 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.

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. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown.

Register Now! Upcoming Hudson Valley Web School Website Workshops: Make Your Own Website (10/5, 12-2pm). or fix your broken one. $99;Marketing 101 (10/7, 12-1pm). Get your website found today. $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 and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville, $30.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kidz and Animals AWARENESS Adoptathon (10/3). Looking for volunteers. Set up at 11am. Clean up at 4:30pm. Info: 1 Broadway, Outside of Mariners Harbor, Kingston.



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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.

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