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

Tuesday 1/19

9AM-10AM Senior Dance Exercise with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

9AM-4PM Being There: Paintings by Susan Miiller. Feature the plein air paintings of Susan Miiller. Exhibits through 3/11. A reception and talk by the artist will be held on Sat, March 5, from 2-4PM. Info: 845-586-2611 or The Catskill Center, Arkville.

9:30AM Serving and Staying in Place. SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 845-255-0609. Plaza Diner, New Paltz.

10AM The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Meets every Tuesday. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 845-744-3055 for more information. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley.

10AM-3PM Community Quilting. Bring your sewing machine and a bag lunch and work with others to create quilts for children in need. Please contact the library to find out additional tools to bring such as rotary cutter and mat. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan.

10:30AM Together Tuesdays with Francesca for kids birth through preschool. Story, craft, and play. Come join the friendly gang of local parents. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811. Free.

10:30AM Cuddletime. 0-2 yrs. Children’s Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

1PM Esopus Artist Group. [Adult Program]. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

1:30PM-3PM Israeli Folk Dancing.1:30PM-3PM Meets every Tuesday Beginner material offered. Each class is geared towards the experience of the participants. No partner necessary. Donation suggested. Come share in the enthusiasm and great exercise. 845-255-9627. Unison, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

4PM-8PM Free Community Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners are available. Appointments can be made on a first-come, first-served basis upon check-in. Info: Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge.

4PM Story Hour. 5-8 yrs. [Children’s Program]. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

5:30PM-7:30PM January Wisdom of Women Event .Led by special guest speaker, Michele Zipp, who has written for numerous publications during her career, including: Playgirl, The Knot, and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Learn how to acquire tools to help you achieve your goals. Enter your business card for a chance to win an admission ticket to the New Paltz Challenge 2016 XC Ski Race. Enjoy refreshments and conversation.Prepaid registration is required. Admission: $25. The Wisdom of Women is sponsored in-part by Complete Benefit Solutions.Hosted by The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce. For more information and online prepaid registration go to and click on The Wisdom of Women or call 845-255-0243.Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz.

6PM-8PM Phoenicia Community Chorus. On-going every Tuesday, 6-8pm. An opportunity to join with friends and sing. No need to read music! Info: 845-688-2169. Phoenicia Festival Office, 90 Main at Bridge, Phoenicia.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Tuesday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6PM Book Reading: Carol Goodman, author of The Lake of Dead Languages and The Seduction of Water. Info: 845-876-0500. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck.

6PM-8PM Kingston’s Meeting - End the New Jim Crow Action Network, a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality and mass incarceration (the “new Jim Crow”). 475-8781 or New Progressive Baptist Church 8Hone St, Kingston.

6PM-7PM Weekly Sitting Meditation w/ walking meditation (instruction available). On-going Tues, 6-7pm. Free & open to the public. 658-8556 or Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6PM Book Launch: Carol Goodman, author of River Road. Rsvp is requested - [email protected]. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, free.

6:30PM-8:30PM “Save Energy, Save Dollars” Workshop . Learn ways to reduce your energy bills from low-or no-cost energy conservation actions you can easily take to decrease energy usage. Advance registration is required. Info: 845-677-8223 ext.138. Pleasant Valley Library, Pleasant Valley.

6:30PM-7:30PM To Kill a Mockingbird & Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Copies available now at Morton Library. Call 845-876-2903 to register and pick up your book. Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

7PM-10PM Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. 452-3232. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM-9PM Open Mic. On-going, Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 200 Main St, Saugerties, 845-246-5775.

7PM-8:30PM Singing Just for Fun! New Paltz Community Singers. Everyone welcome, everyone gets to choose songs. Going 20+ years. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Info: [email protected]. Quaker Meeting House, 8 N. Manheim Blvd, New Paltz.

7PM-8:30PM Weekly Opportunity Workshop . Meets every Tuesday night, 7pm-8:30pm.Free to attend: learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz.

7:15PM Music Fan Film Series: JANIS: Little Girl Blue plus Skype Q&A with Big Brother bassist Peter Albin. Rosendale Theater, 408 Main St, Rosendale.

7:30PM Life Drawing at Unison. On-going. Offering professional artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. $15.Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

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

8PM Open Mic Nite. Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat - only $8. Info: 688-2444 or Woodnotes Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant.

8PM Joe Bonamassa. Box Office: 845-339-6088. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston. $130, $104, $94.

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