Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Dec. 31-Jan. 9)

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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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Register Now! Feldenkrais Ongoing Community Classes.   Classes will start January 2016, Thursdays, 11am – 12pm . Method of international reputation helping Healing, Longevity and Improved Balance and Movement Coordination.Gentle and effortless exercise with immediate relaxation effect. Call to register and for short telephone interview. 845-679-6299. Leave message when to return your call and your telephone number. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock.

East European Singing Workshop. A Capella choir and Accompanied group singing. Learn about different languages and cultures through traditional folk songs, various choir pieces, Balkan rhythms and polyphonic style from the East European traditions.Ages 12 and up, for all genders.Possible locations: Woodstock or Rosendale. We will meet if at least 5 people sign up.Please call or email to sign up!!! Please let me know which location  you  preferred. Thank you! $15. (First meeting is by donation.)Contact: 845-532-0852 or [email protected] or

Notice:  Co-ed Pickup-Futbol !   If there’s no snow on the ground in town, futbol will be played at  noon, every Sunday at sled-hill (opposite Woodstock Post Office) as well a one time kick-off on January 1st at noon. Athletic Fields at Comeau Town Park, 98 ComeauDrive, Woodstock. Info: [email protected]

Sign-up  Now! January and February Swing Dance Classes, Workshops and Dances with Got2Lindy Dance Studios. For more info and to register visit or call 845-236-3939.

The Sussin Family Christmas Lightshow (runs every night through New Year’s Eve). Complete with music until 9 ppm and without music from 9 – 10 . The Sussin home,123 Patch Rd, Saugerties. For more information, visit or @sussinfamilyxmaslightshow on Instagram.

Register Now: 2nd Annual Walkway Marathon Race. Scheduled for June 11 & 12, Races Feature Dutchess, Hudson Valley Rail Trails. Runners registering for any of the Walkway Marathon races can do so at Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

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

Free Feldenkrais Ongoing Community Class. Led by Tatiana Light. Meets on Thursdays, 11am - 12pm. Call 845-6299 for short telephone interview. Leave message when to return your call. Method of international reputation helping Healing, Longevity andImproved Balance and Movement Coordination.Gentle and effortless exercise with immediate relaxation effect. Mountainview Studio, depending on registration Classes will start on January 2016, Woodstock.

Do You Love to Sing? Do you identify as part of the LGBTQ community or as an Ally? Come and audition for our newly-reformed a cappella choir! Auditions to be held Monday, 1/11 and Tuesday 1/12 from 7-8:30pm at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, 300 Wall Street, Kingston. Ability to read music helpful but not required. Rehearsals will be once a week (Monday or Tuesday evenings, TBD). We welcome dedicated and enthusiastic singers of all vocal ranges who are interested in performing secular music in a variety of styles. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 216-402-3232 or email [email protected]

New Year, New Beginnings Yoga Class with Barbara Boris (1/ 1, 12 pm - 1:30 pm).  Ring in the New Year with a special  meditative, energizing class. We will sit for meditation and work out residual ill-effects of last night’s parties. Open to all levels and students of all schools of yoga. Please register in advance. $15 suggested donation or use your class card. All proceeds go to Family of Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8700. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

New Year’s Day Gong Puja (1/ 1, 3 pm - 8 pm). Presented by Sage Academy of Sound Energy at Woodstock Yoga Center. Reflect on and move through the passing year while considering what you need to leave behind.  By donation, all proceeds go to Family of Woodstock. Info: Call Sage Academy of Sound Energy 845-679-5650. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

New Year’s Ragas(1/2, 5-7pm).  Join us for a special evening of “Indian Ragas to Color the Mind,” with our own world-renowed Indian musicians Steve Gorn on bansuri flute and Ray Spiegel on tabla. Woodstock Yoga Center will be transformed into a great Indian atmosphere with lots of comfortable seating on chairs, blankets and bolsters. Free chai, samosas for purchase.   Doors open at 4:30 pm. First come, first seated, unless paid reservations made in advance. $20 at the door (cash only please). Info: 845-679-8700. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

Sign-up Now! Beginning Tai Chi Chuan Class. Series starts 1/9  , 8:45-9:45am,   The first class will be January 9th.  This class will provide step-by-step instruction in the Yang Style Long Form, supplemented with qigong exercises.  This is a 12-week series, but ongoing classes will be available for those who are interested in continuing beyond the 12 weeks.  $12  with a $2 per-class discount if you sign up for the series.  Pre-registration is helpful but not required. at Unison Arts Center,Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

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.

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. Info: 845-343-1000. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown.

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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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