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

Friday 1/15

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend (1/15-1/18). Enjoy our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, ice skating rink on Lake Cole, ice fishing and a snow tube run. Warm up indoors at our indoor floor hockey arena, climbing gym, archery range and arts and crafts studio. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville; 845-985-2291,x 450 or [email protected] Click Here for more details.

9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10:30AM Little Brainstormers. Children’s Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

12:05PM-1:15PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

1:30PM-3:30PM CFD Death Café. Music for mingling and registering begins at 1:30 pm with the Busking for Bread - the Death Café Troubadours. A place to freely talk about dying and death and related issues. Info: 845-339-2526. Woodland Pond, 100 Woodland Pond Circle, New Paltz.

2PM Internet Basics Workshop. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

3PM The Series, “Living with Alzheimer’s for middle-stage caregivers.” A free, three-part educational program for caregivers of people with mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Provides helpful strategies from experienced caregivers and professionals on how to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of the disease. Space is very limited; preregistration is required. Free respite care is available during the presentation with preregistration. To RSVP, or for more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, 22 and 29 at Friends & Family Adult Day Program, 4327 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 845-246-4317, x 3.

4:30PM Teen Night. 1st & 3rd Fri of each month. Young Adult Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

4:30PM-5:30PM Lego Club. All ages, with parents.Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811. Free.

5PM-7:45PM Computer Expert Sankai will be available for Computer Help in 15 minute slots, for advanced questions. Laptop got a virus ? Want to know should you upgrade to Windows 10 ? Want to wipe your hard-drive ? Want to figure out about best cloud storage practices ? Cheapest, best computer ? Need a good anti-virus ? Debating MAC vs. Windows? Sankai is the expert for you. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811

6PM-10PM American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Renewal Course. This is a recertification class for BLS healthcare providers; participants must have a current BLS certification to take this abridged recertification course. For ages 16 to adult.Preregistration and payment are required. Info: 845-475-9742 Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, $50.

6:15PM Kabbalat Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner. Kosher dairy or parve please. Followed by services at 7:30p.m. The Kerhonkson Synagogue, 26 Minnewaska Trail, Ellenville, 845-626-2010.

7PM The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution. (Potluck at 6 pm). Preview screening followed by a community discussion. Presenters: Indie Lens Pop-Up, WMHT, Old Chatham Quakers. RSVP: Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham.

7PM-10PM Blues Happy Hour. Rock and soul classics for dancing from Top Cat. No cover charge, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049 Uncle Willy’s Inc, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

7PM Friday 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 LewScott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7:30PM-9:30PM Unplugged Open Mic. Performers will have 10 minutes to display their talents on stage. Doors open at 7p.m. The first performance starts at 7:30p.m. Every 3rd Friday. Info: at 845-255-1559 or [email protected] Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

7:30PM Half Moon Theatre presents a Sizzling Cabaret Act:Downstairs at the Marriott.” Starring West End and Broadway actress: Olivia Lucy Philip. Tickets are $90 and include the three course meal and show. Dinner at 7:30, show at 9pm. Seating is limited, so please reserve your tickets at or call 1-800-838-3006. Lower Level of The Marriott Pavilion Theatre, Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park. Tickets: or 1-800-838-3006.

8PM Live @ The Falcon: The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long (Gospel/R&B). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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 Julie Nichols. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Professor Louie and the Crowmatix: Music from Hurley Mountain. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

9PM Elvis Birthday Bash with the Lustre Kings and Special Guests. Info: 518-828-4800. Helsinki Club, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

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