Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (October 1-10)

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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: Hudson Valley.

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 (Rt 9), Hyde Park. Info: or 1-800-838-3006. Tickets $40-$200.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seeds of Change: Cultivating the Commons (10/9-10/11). A weekend of social action & personal contemplation with Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, Maude Barlow, Ralph Nader, Ken Greene. Info:, [email protected]. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck.

Register Now! Haunted Huguenot Street. Tours depart hourly beginning at 5pm on October 16, 17, 23, 24, and 30. On October 31, tours will depart from the DuBois Fort hourly beginning at 7 pm, with the final tour leaving at 10 pm. Info: DuBois Fort Visitor Center, 81 Huguenot Str, New Paltz, $25.

IONE’s 21st Annual Dream Festiva (thru 1/31/16). Crated by author/director and dream facilitator Ione. For details, log Kingston.

8th Annual Conference”Living Your Life to the Maximum” (11/6). Register Now. This conference is organized by Jewish Family Services of Ulster County. Deadline 10/22 to register. Info: 845-338-2980. Best Western Hotel, 503 Washington Ave, Kingston.

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



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    Date: Saturdays and Sundays June 6-October 3, 11AM-4PM
    Price: $20.00
    Location: Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460

    A series of weekend events, viewed by over 2 million Bronx Zoo visitors, strengthening the connection between food, the environment and ourselves with partners and celebrities. As part of the summer celebration of the Children’s Zoo, this June guest programming activities will expand upon our domestic animal farm area. In association with the education department and FarmOn! Foundation will host a number of interactive experiences (How Does our Garden Grow: Planting a Garden, seed & soil & composting, Father’s Day Weekend - Pick, Plant and Cook with Dad - Healthy Eating, Be a Bee - Importance of Our Pollinators) that align with mission and support the following goals: Connect our visitors to nature and natural processes, Generate awareness of and interest in engaging in sustainable actions that relate to gardening, Gain insight into our actions and how they affect the planet.

    Weekend Schedule in June
    June 6-7: “Meet Your Farmer: Seed and Soil”- Get dirty and connect to New York farms with hands-on activities, seed packet crafting, and more.

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