Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (January 14-23)

Saturday 1/23

8:30AM-5:30PM HAM Radio License Class. Everything you need, including the exam, in one weekend . 1/23/2016 & 1/24/2016. Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is January 18. Info: [email protected] or 845- 687-9951. Woodstock Rescue Squad Headquarters, 226 TInker St, Woodstock, $30.

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 845-246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

9AM-2PM American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification. Designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator.Preregistration and payment are required. Info: 845-475-9742. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, $75.

9:30AM-11AM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Saturday, 9-10:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 845-679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rte 212, Woodstock.

10AM -3PM Teen Write Club. Participants will compose an original piece, practice reading that piece with the group, and then present to family, friends and the community at 2:00 pm. Limited space, so advance registration is required. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811 Free.

10AM-2PM Kingston Farmers’ Winter Market. Offering fruits and vegetables, organic and natural meats, a wide assortment of cheeses, wine, breads and other baked goods & honey. Info: Old Dutch Church, Kingston.

10AM Rip Van Winkle (RVW) Hiking Club: Ramshorn Livingston Sanctuary. Easy Walk (3.5 miles). Info: 518-622-3332 or Ramshorn Livingston Sanctuary, Catskill.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 845-687-7023.

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Open every Saturday, 10am-9pm. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10:30AM-11:30AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Info: 845-399-2805. meet outside Cornell St PO, Kingston, 845-339-0637.

10:30AM Super Saturdays Performance Series: Bill Robinson’s Wildlife World with live birds of prey and reptiles at Seven 21 Media Center.   For school age children.Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

11AM-1PM Balinese Gamelan Workshop for Beginners at Bard College (Saturdays, January 16,23 & 30, 11am - 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.

11AM The Wonderful Things You Will Be Storytime. This is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids. Activities to follow. Info: 845-485-2224. Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Rd, Poughkeepsie.

11AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Area, designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing. No Reservations Required. Snowshoes are available for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person. Info: at at845-647-7989. Sam’s Point Area, Visitor Center, Cragsmoor, $10 /car.

11AM-1PM Free Group Crystal Healing by Aemen Bell. for more info Sunflower Natural Foods, Woodstock.

12PM-1PM Free Yoga Pizza Party. Recurring event every Saturday. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and pizza. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Donations appreciated. Info:[email protected] My Place Pizza, 322 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

1PM-3PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Lake Maratanza Loop Snowshoe Hike. Three mile snowshoe outing through the Park Preserve. Snowshoes are available for rent at the Sam’s Point visitor center at the rate of $5 per person. Pre-registration is required. Info: at at845-647-7989. Sam’s Point Area, Visitor Center, Cragsmoor, $10 /car.

2PM Free Meditation Instruction. On-going every Saturday, 2pm in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

2PM Gardiner Library Music Lover’s Group Meeting. The group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 2pm. Gardiner, free, 845-255-1255.

2PM Book Signing: Jane Bryant Quinn, author of “ How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide”. Info: or 845-876-4030. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

2PM What:All Aboard! Ticket to Ride Game Event. Customers of all ages can learn to play the popular Ticket to Ride strategy board game. Info: 845-485-2224. Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Rd, Poughkeepsie.

3PM The Music Man. Meredith Willson’s Tony Award winning classic musical. Info: or 845- 876-3080. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $22.

3PM Hudson Valley Psychic Saturday Meetup. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

4PM-5PM Artist Talk: Ossuaries: What and Why. By Galina Krasskova. Info: or 845-838-2880. RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St, Beacon.

7PM Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles. 2nd set at 8:30pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7PM Live @ The Falcon.:Arlene Roth Slide Guitar Summit with Cindy Cashdollar. Info: or 845- 236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Saturday Night Jazz! New York City saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. A rotating roster of performers includes pianists John Esposito & Peter Tomlinson, guitarists Steve Raleigh & Peter Einhorn, bassists Lew Scott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

8PM The Music Man. Meredith Willson’s Tony Award winning classic musical. Info: or 845- 876-3080. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $27, $25 /senior/child.

8PM The Three Tenors (Who Can’t Sing). The comedy show stars comedians Vic DiBitetto, Richie Minervini and Fred Rubino. Stand-up, improve and audience participation from three “made men” of comedy. Info: 845-346-4195. Paramount Theatre, 17 South St, Middletown, $50 /VIP,

8PM-11PM Painted Blue Sky. Classic rock dance covers: Allmans, Joe Cocker, Credence, Clapton. No cover. 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

8PM The Weight. Playing Songs of The Band. Electric set and also featuring a special acoustic set. Info: Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, $65 /seating, $45 /standing.

8PM Fishin Chicken. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM DšM Turkish Rhythm. Info: 845-658-9048. The Rosendale Cafer, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $20.


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