Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Jan. 7-16)

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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

Balinese Gamelan Workshop for Beginners at Bard College (Saturdays, January 16, 23 & 30, 11 am - 1 pm). Come experience the enchanting sounds of an authentic Balinese Gamelan Orchestra with Ibu Tzu. This hands-on workshop features our collection of instruments including gongs, metallophones, gong-chimes, cymbals, sulings (Balinese bamboo flutes) and drums. Workshops will accomodate both novices and experienced musicians alike. A musical background is helpful but not necessary. If you can clap in rhythm to a song and carry a tune you can learn to play! We will cover basic beginning techniques, learn some melodies and provide some background on the cultural context of the music. Plan to attend one or more sessions! Refreshments provided. Suggested donation $20 +/-.per session. Cash preferred. All contributions are tax deductible. Follow us on Facebook at Hudson Valley Gamelans Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana at Bard College. To register for one or more of the workshops call or email: Sue Pilla at 845 688-7090. Bard staff, students and faculty members free of charge. Bard College, Olin Building, third floor Moon Room (305). Annandale-on-Hudson.

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

Performing Arts of Woodstock Audition Notice for David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People.  Actors needed: Jean 50,white; Dottie, ‘60’s, white; Kate, 30’s,  African-American; Mike,white, about 50. Audition dates 1/ 8 at 6:30 and 7:30pm;  1/ 10 at noon. 40 Clover St., adjacent to West Hurley Library Parking Lot off Rt 375. Call for audition appointment, 845- 679-7900.

Notice: Co-ed Pickup-Futbol !   If there’s no snow on the ground in town, every Sunday at noon. Soccer 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.

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.

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]

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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