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

Sunday 1/17

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.

9AM Shandaken Primitive Biathlon. The event will consist of a 1.25 mile course and 4 shooting stations with 2 shots per station.   The course will be a timed event where the number of scored targets will subtract time from a competitor’s overall time. An extra minute will be subtracted if a competitor wears 1800s era attire. Competitors will be divided into 4 age groups: 1) 12-16 years old, 2) 17-40 years old, 3) 41-59 years old, 4) 60 years old & over. There will be prizes awarded for the first place in each age group, and a special prize will be awarded to the youth group winner. There will also be an un-timed woodswalk division for those wanting to just snowshoe and shoot the course. Tomahawk and Sharpshooter competitions will be included as separate events. The Upper Esopus Fish & Game Club, Little Peck Hollow Road, Oliverea.For more info and to register:

10AM-2PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Beekeeping: An Introductory Course. This four hour program will provide information including: basic bee biology, where to order bees, what you need to get started. Prepaid reg reqr’d. For 15 & over. or 845-534-5506, ext 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $40.

10:30AM-12:30PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Sunday. Sitting and walking meditation with short teaching and discussion from Pema Chodron books or video. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

11AM-2PM Sunday Brunch @ The Falcon: Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

12PM Co-ed Pickup-Futbol ! If there’s no snow on the ground in town, every Sunday at noon. Info: [email protected] Athletic Fields at Comeau Town Park, 98 Comeau Dr, Woodland Valley.

1PM-3PM Pallet Puppet Theatre offers Spanish Puppet Lesson. Ongoing on Sundays, 1-3pm. Materials for kids provided. The Green Palette, 215 Main Street inside of the Medusa Antique Center Building, New Paltz.

1PM-4PM Ballroom Dance Crash Course with Instructors Linda and Chester Freeman. Class also offered on 2/ 21. Take either or both dates. Covering the basics of swing, foxtrot and waltz, each workshop will give you a firm foundation upon which to build a lifetime of dancing together. Swing basics will be taught from 1-2pm, Foxtrot from 2-3pm and Waltz from 3-4pm. You can do each for $20/person or take all three on either date for $45/person. Private lessons are available. For more information and to register visit or 845-236-3939. La Maison du Etre Bien (House of Wellness), 87 Liberty St, Newburgh.

1PM-2PM Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Info: 845-679-7148 or [email protected] Village Green, Tinker St, Woodstock.

2PM The Paper Bag Players present “Pop-Pop-Popcorn!” Family/children’s theatre event. SUNY Orange students with ID admitted free. Info: or 845-341-4891. SUNY Orange, Orange Hall Theatre, Middletown, $8.50, $6 /child/student, $7.50 /faculty.

2PM Woodstock’s 26th Annual Birthday Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King. Featuring Rev. G. Modele Clarke, New Progressive Baptist Church; Pam Africa, International Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Diane Harrell, Wife of Samuel Harrell.; Paula Watson, Wife of Shane Watson, Journey Blue Heaven with her band The Woodstockers, Experience; Jeremy Wilber, Supervisor Town of Woodstock;& Debra Burger, Folk Singer. Info:845-679-7320. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

2PM Sunday String Series: Classical Pianist Audrey Axinn and Dongsok Shin will be performing on an early version of the piano known as the fortepiano. Snow Date: January 24th. Info: 845-255-1559 or Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

2:30PM Our Job Has Just Begun: The Social Movements for Economic Security behind the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. Guest speaker, Dr. Quincy T. Mills, is an Associate Professor of History at Vassar College. Info: 845-485-3445 x 3702 or Auditorium, 105 Market St, Poughkeepsie.

3PM-7PM Woodstock Live Afternoon Blues & Folk Rock & Funk Show! Featuring Billy Mitchel, George Henry, Ray Pollard, Journey Blue Heaven & friends. Harmony Café, Tinker St, Woodstock.

3PM St. Gregory’s Young Artists’ Concert Series. 4 Talented Juilliard Students To Perform. Ida Beckett on piano, Sebastian Stoger on cello, Lena-Marie Stoger on violin and Joseph Jordan on oboe. Contact: Scott Widmeyer at 917-763-3938 St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 2578

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, $27, $25 /senior/child.

4PM-6PM Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Hosted by Birds of a Feather and Timekeeper Drums invite all to drum and dance. Free, donations appreciated. On-going on Sundays, 4-6pm. Meets in the end room in the back of the building. Village Green, Woodstock.

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

8PM Live @ The Falcon: Jean-Michel Pilc Solo Piano. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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