Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Nov. 26-Dec. 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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Notice: Coat/Warm Clothing Drive.  Hats, gloves, scarves, ear warmers, etc. every Saturday in November.Clothes will be distributed to those in need 11/ 28 from 11 am-1 pm at the church. Info: 845-795-2357. Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Old Post Rd, Marlboro.

Upcoming Events at Clermont: A Child’s Christmas at Clermont (12/5 & 12/6, 10am-12pm). Drop in with children ages 3-10 for this fun family program.  Stocking foot tour of the museum, stories under the Christmas tree, and treats in the historic kitchen.  $3 per person.;  Candlelight Evening (12/13, 3-6pm).  Costumed Tableaux Vivants of holidays through history, glittering decorations, and wassail in the historic kitchen.  $12 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.  Call for tickets. ;  & Christmas at Clermont Open House (12/29, 11am-4pm).A great day for families.  Visit the mansion at its holiday best for free self-guided tour. Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, 518-537-4240.

Upcoming Events at Staatsburgh:Special Evening House Tour (12/11, 6-8pm). Spend a festive evening at the fully decorated mansion, with costumed guides, music, and shopping; & Holiday Whodunit (12/6, 12/13,12/20 & 12/27, 1-4pm). Children become detectives to solve a history mystery.  Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution.Staatsburgh State Historic Site, 75 Mills Mansion Dr, Staatsburg,845-889-8851.

Kingston Public Policy/Politics Book Club. Are you passionate about politics and policy? Tired of talking only to those you agree with? This book club is designed to be a a nonpartisan, all-inclusive group-liberals, conservatives, libertarians, progressives, anarchists and any we’re missing-all welcome. We agree on books and meet monthly for an informed, civil, non-ad hominem discussion of the issues. Look us up on and join there-or send an email to [email protected].

Upcoming: Commitment to Kids -2015- Toy Extravaganza & Winter Carnival (12/6, 12-5PM). Bloomington Firehouse, Rt. 32 & Taylor Street, Parade kicksoff  at 1 pm. Santa will be in attendance. A fundraiser for toys for the needy children of Ulster County.

Upcoming: Winter wonderland Parade & Tree Lighting (12/12, 5:30pm).  Anyone wishing to participate, please call 845-331-3549.  Rain date 12/13.  Info:

Reserve  Now!  The Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner(12/5, 11:30am & 1pm).  Sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Ulster and Kingston   Admission isfree andallSeniors are welcome.Two sittings:  11:30am and 1pm.Due to the limited seating (300 at each meal) we ask that you make reservations as soon as possible.  Reservations can be made by calling Peggy Kelly at 845- 331-5949 or Mary Strasser at 845-336-5959.  Bus Transportation is available and must be made when making your reservation. John A. Coleman High School on Hurley Avenue, Kingston.

Transformational Reading of A Course Of Love in Gardiner ( 12/1, 6:30-8pm).Ongoing meetings to read and discuss A Course Of Love, a continuation of A Course In Miracles, Meeting 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month:  Nov. 3rd & 17th and Dec. 1st. It is helpful but not necessary to be familiar with A Course In Miracles.  Free. All are welcome. Hosted by Roy Capellaro.  Info:  845-518-1070 and Hope  Mauran, email [email protected].

 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.

New York Triathlon Expo Coming to Citi Field in 2016 (3/19, 10am-6pm). Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. for more details. For tickets:

Notice: Coat/Warm Clothing Drive (hats, gloves, scarves, ear warmers, etc.) every Saturday in November.Clothes will be distributed to those in need 11/ 21 and 11/ 28 from 11 am-1 pm at the church.Donated items must be clean and in reasonably good condition nothing tattered and/or unsuitable for winter weather). Some minor tears and/or stains are acceptable. Items may be left at the clothing shed behind the church during the week, or directly to the church Sunday mornings between 9-11am.Info:  845-795-2357. Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Old Post Road, Marlboro.

Children’s Holiday Book Sale at Elting Memorial Library.  Hundreds of like-new books for holiday gifts.  Discounted 70% to 80% off published price. 11/21 through12/22  Open during library hours. Elting Library, New Paltz.

A Call for Volunteers!  Sinterklaas Send-Off Event in Kingston. (11/28, 11:30am-6pm) face painting, music, street performances, balloon sculpting, story-telling, puppets, Parrots for Peace, tree lighting, Sinterklaas on his white horse! Info: 845- 399-2902 or 845-339-4280.

Holiday House Decorating Contest. The Athens Cultural Center is sponsoring the contest with a grand prize of $75 for one outstandingly decorated home. Judging will take place the week of 12/6. Email your address [email protected] or call 518- 945-1957 by 12/5.

Holiday Wishes For Kids Toy Drive: Accepting new, unwrapped presents (toddler through age 12) and gift cards at drop box locations in local businesses around Washingtonville. Donations will also be accepted at the tree lighting on Dec. 5. Info: 845-321-2143. Washingtonville Fire Dept.

Stream Management Implementation Funds Available. Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program announces the availability of approximately $500, 000 for projects to implement stream management priorities in the Ashokan Watershed. Deadline 12/1. Info:www/ Shokan.

Create Your Own Victorian Holiday Kissing Ball! Learn the secrets to making an old fashioned kissing ball. Class size is limited; registration deadline is 11/20. Class held on 11/30 at 5:30pm. Info: CCEUC  Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston.


Upcoming: Commitment to Kids - 2015- Toy Extravaganza & Winter Carnival (12/6, 12-5pm). Parade kicksoff at 1 pm. Santa will be in attendance. A fundraiser for toys for the needy children of Ulster County. Bloomington Firehouse, Rt. 32 & Taylor St, Bloomington.

Our Loving Hands Sunday School classes are making Blessing Bags for the Warming Center and needy. Donations of the following items needed: Wash Cloths, Soap, Hand, Body and Facial Shampoo, and Conditioner, Deodorant, Disposable Razors, Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste by12/4. Info: 845—331-7188. Clinton Ave United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Ave, Kingston.

Win This Painting! July, Hurley Flats, oil on linen, 24 x 36, 2021 Kate McGloughlin. Benefit Raffle for The Woodstock School of Art Building Fund Campaign. Winner will be announced 12/5, 3pmat the Annual Holiday Sale in Studio 2. Info: WoodstockSchool of Art, Woodstock, $25 /chance.

Reserve Now! Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner. 12/5, 11:30am & 1pm. Reservations can be made by calling Peggy Kelly at 845- 331-5949 or Mary Strasser at 845-336-5959. Bus Transportation is available and must be made when making your reservation. John A. Coleman HighSchool, Hurley Ave, Kingston, free.




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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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