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

Saturday 1/16

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.

John Burroughs Natural History Society Field Trip: NYSOA Winter Waterfowl Count. annual statewide count includes waterfowl and their allies as well as eagles. Contact Steve Chorvas ([email protected] or 845-246-5900) for assignment. Snow/rain date on Sunday 1/17/16 Info:

9AM-10:30AM 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.

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

9:30AM-11:30AM Boardman Branch Community Mural Project. Adults are invited to join in making collaged artwork. Info: or call 845-485-3445 x 3702. Boardman Road Branch Librar, 141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie.

9:30AM-1PM 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.

10AM-2PM Repair Café in New Paltz. DIY Workshops offer 11am Textile and Costume expert Dawn Elliot - “Sock Darning” & at Noon, seamstress Lisa Weinstein “How to Sew on a Button.” Info: 646-302-5835 or email: [email protected] or New Paltz UnitedMethodist Church, corner of Main and Grove Streets, New Paltz.

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.

10AM-3PM Beekeeping Seminar Part 2. Preregistration required. Free two-part Introduction today and 1/16, 10am-3pm. Led by master beekeeper Rob Overton. Participants will learn what they need to know to establish a hive this spring. Info: 845-657-2482 The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan.

10AM-11:30AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Starlab: Indoor Planetarium. Come learn how to identify the major constellations and stars while hearing Native American and Greek stories of how they were created. Prepaid reg reqr’d. Info: or845-534-5506, ext 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $10.

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-3PM Introduction to Beekeeping seminar. Second of 2-part seminar. Led by master beekeeper Rob Overton. Info: 845-.657-2482 Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan.

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 Hudson’s FASNY Museum of Firefighting Show .   Featuirng Firefighter Fran’s interactive show about fire prevention, as well as a meet-and-greet with FASNY Dalmatian mascot Firestar and access to museum exhibits and activities. Admission is free to Columbia County residents, and for non-residents - $7 /adults, $5/ children age 3 7older, free / children under 3, $20/family rate of two adults and two children. The FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson. Info: 518- 822-1875 or visit

11AM-1PM 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.

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 Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Storytime. Coloring and activities to follow. Info: 845-485-2224. Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Rd, Poughkeepsie.

11AM-2PM LEGO Club. Crafts and activities for children. Onteora School Band appearance. Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall St, West Hurley.

11AM-1PM “Take a Bite of Science” Program. In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement will lead the program for kids in grades 2-5, will include food-themed science lessons. Please pack a lunch. Reg reqr’d. Info:845-758-3241. Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

11AM -5PM Civic Center hosts Fitness & Family Fun Expo. Talk with trainers and representatives from different gyms, demonstrations, bench-press competition, strongman equipment; bouncy house and childrens activities. $5/ adults,free/ children under 12 . This event is organized by Shelly’s Xtreme Fitness, and all admission and bench-press fees go to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.Bench-press weigh-in takes place at 9:30 am; the competition begins at 12 noon. Bench-press fees are listed at Mid-Hudson Civic Center,14 Civic Center Plaza ,Poughkeepsie. Info: 845-452-5205 or visit

11AM LEGO Time @ Grinnell Library. Children ages 6-12 get to build unique creations at this program. The library supplies the LEGOS. Info: 845-297-3428 or Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls, free.

11AM-1PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Snowshoe Hike in the Peter’s Kill Area. An approximately two mile, moderately challenging snowshoe outing. Pre-registration is required. Snowshoes may be reserved and rented from the Park Office for $5. Info: at 845-255-0752.Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Peter’s Kill Area, Gardiner, $10 /car.

11AM-2PM Winter Wonderland. Celebrate the winter with crafts, activities and snacks. Roast marshmallows weather permitting. Special appearance by the Onteora School Band. West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall St., West Hurley.845-679-6405.

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.

12PM Bangladeshi Community Celebration in Hudson. Celebrating Bangladesh country and its culture. Event takes place at the former St. Mary’s Academy, 301 Allen St, Hudson.

1PM The Met: Live in HD. Bizet’s Les Pˆcheurs de Perles. For the first time since Enrico Caruso starred in the opera in 1916, the Met will present Bizet’s lush, melodic romance. Info: 845-473-2072. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $27, $20 /12 & under.

1PM Adult Coloring Workshop @ Grinnell Library. All supplies are provided; Creativity and conversation are optional. Info: 845-297-3428 or Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls.

1:30PM Mount Saint Mary College hosts Newburgh Symphony’s Arabian Nights! Interactive Music Fair begins at 1:30pm, including a Creation Station,Instrument Petting Zoo, You Take the Baton, & storytelling. Followed by a family concert featuring the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra presenting Arabian Nights for young people and their families at 3pm. $24/adults, $30/ reserved seating, $18/ seniors,& free/ children and students with student ID. Mount Saint Mary College,Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Ave,Newburgh. Info & tix: 845-913-7157 or visit

2PM Musician Caroline Doctorow. Her performance features folk music of the early ’60s, including the work of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Richard and Mimi Fari¤a, Pete Seeger. Info: 845-331-0988 or [email protected] Kingston Library, Community Room, 55

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-4PM Jane Austen Book Club. They will be reading Emma. Led by Joanne Rendell (PhD in literature and author of three novels. Info: 845-679-2213. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

2PM-5PM UlsterCorps’ 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration of Service.

The program honors Ulster Corps Guests of Honor volunteers and includes live music, refreshments and raffles Info: or 845-.481-.0331. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge. To register for this free event email [email protected] or call 845- 481-0331.

2PM Booksigning: Chris Rowley author of “The Shared Origins of Football, Rugby, and Soccer.” Info: 845-679-8000 or The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

2PM-5PM UlsterCorps MLK Day Celebration of Service. Live music, refreshments and raffles for the volunteers. To register for this free event please email [email protected] or call 845-481-0331. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge.

2PM The Gunks Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time. A talk and book signing with Ronald G. Knapp and Michael Neil O’Donnell, authors of “The Gunks (Shawangunk Mountains) Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time, “ an illustrated history of the Shawangunk Mountains. Info: Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead Ave, New Paltz, $10, $7 /senior/military.

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.

5PM-7:30PM Opening Reception: New Paintings. Part of a Group Show. Info: 518-734-6850. Windham Fine Arts, The Gallery on Main, 5380 Main St, Windham.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception: “Two Worlds.” A solo exhibit by Tay Cha. Exhibits through 2/29/2016. Info: / or 845-876-0543. Montgomery Row Second Level, 6423 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck.

6PM Booksigning: Ed SandersSharon Tate, author of “A Life.” Sponsored by the The Golden Notebook. Info: 845-679-8000 or Kleinert/James, Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: Chiaroscuro; Play on Light and Dark, curated by Georgia Landman. Info: 845.-757-2667 or Tivoli Artists Gallery, 60 Broadway, Tivoli.

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 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.

7PM Movies With Spirit. “Still Dreaming” (2014): A tender, funny and thought-provoking documentary about a group of elderly former Broadway actors putting on a play at a nursing home. Info: 845-389-9201 or Woodstock JewishCongregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, $5.

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.

7:30-10:30PM Third Saturday Contra Dance Party. Jeff Walker calling, and The Walker Family Band.Doors open at 7pm, dance at 7:30pm.$10/5 full time students. Info: [email protected] or 845-473-7050. St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM Theatersounds Reading: Mothers and Sons, by Terrence McNally. Directed by Teri Gibson with Stephen Bogardus, Miquel Govea & Nicola Sheara. Admission by donation. Info: 845-657-6303. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston.

7:30PM Folk Guild Coffeehouse Series. An open mic format followed by featured performer, Tom Kelly. Info: 845-380-6337, or e-mail [email protected] Unitarian Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie, $6.

8PM Live @ The Falcon: Chris Bergson Band. Info: or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

8PM-11PM The Kurt Henry Band. No cover charge, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049 Uncle Willy’s Inc, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

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

8PM Common Ground on the Mountain Special Concert of Folk, Bluegrass and Acoustic Music With Walt Michael & Company - The New York Quartet, Tony Trischka, Professor Louie & The CrowmatixGreg Dayton. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main St, Tannersville.

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.

9PM Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret. Info: 518-828-4800 or Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia St, Hudson, $30, $20 /clowns in costume.

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