Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (January 21-30)

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Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events. The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday on page 3; Saturday on page 4; etc.

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If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at [email protected]. Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newspaper as a community service and on a space-available basis. Almanac Weekly’s calendar is printed on Tuesdays, so we must receive all entries no later than the previous Friday at noon. If you’d like to speak with Donna directly, call (845) 334-8200 ext. 104.



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Balinese Gamelan Workshop for Beginners at Bard College (Saturdays in January, 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.

Beginning Tai Chi/Chi Gung Class. “A   form of mind/body fitness” starting 1/25, 6:15-7:15pm. Info: or Michael at 845-389-2431. White Crane Hall, 77 Cornell St, #116, Kingston, $25 /month, $10 /class.

Qi Gong Individual One Hour Treatments will be offered as a community service on January 28, 2015. Regular $85 treatment will cost $10 at One Epic Center. Qi Gong healing addresses issues on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Register at or 914-850-1202.

urying Begins for The Woodstock-New Paltz 35th Art & Crafts Fairs. Scheduled for Memorial (5/28-5/30) & Labor Day (9/3-9/5)Weekends. Jurying begins 1/28.Details at or contact Scott Rubinstein at 845 -246 -3414.

The Chamber Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Ten Local Scholarships for 2016. All applications must be submitted online via the scholarship portal hosted by The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Applicants should create a login ID and password and will then be able to access his or her application at any time. Applications will be accepted through 4/1.

Coach House Players Audition Notice for Neil Simon’s comedy, “California Suite.” Needed for the roles are 5 men and 5 women; age range 40’s to 50’s. There is also a non-speaking role for a woman in her 20’s. Performance dates are April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 at the Coach House Players Theater, 12 Augusta St., Kingston. Auditions will be held on 1/ 28 ,7 -10pm; 1/ 30, 1-4pm; & 1/31,7 -10pm, held at Hudson Valley Sr. Residence, 80 Washington Ave., Kingston. Info: 845-331-7242 or [email protected]

Performing Arts of Woodstock Audition Notice(1/30,1pm)! Seeding one vigorous, athletic, experienced male actor for June-July production of Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson, directed by Sande Shurin, well-known director and acting coach with studios in NYC and Woodstock . Performing Arts of Woodstock 129 Tinker Street, Woodstock. 845- 679-7900 for appointment.

Notice: Co-ed Pickup-Futbol !   If there’s no snow on the ground in town, every Sunday at noon. Soccer Fields at he Comeau Town Park, 98 ComeauDrive, Woodstock. Info: [email protected]

Sign-up Now! January and February Swing Dance Classes, Workshops and Dances with Got2Lindy Dance Studios. For more info and to register visit or call 845-236-3939.

Register Now: 2nd Annual Walkway Marathon Race. Scheduled for 6/ 11 & 6/12, Races Feature Dutchess, Hudson Valley Rail Trails. Runners registering for any of the Walkway Marathon races can do so at Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

9AM-6PM Submit Now! Second Annual New Year 3×3 Post-it Exhibition. Create a mini-masterpiece inspired by your resolutions, hopes, wishes, and/or goals for 2016. The deadline is 1/22. Drop off entries at the library or mail. Info: 845-331-0988. KingstonLibrary, 55 Franklin St, Kingston, $5 /per post it.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Dogs. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Males, $120 and up; females, $150 and up; includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, and cone collar. All surgeries performed by appointment only. Info: 845-343-1000. TheAnimal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Cats. $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim.All surgeries performed by appointment only. Info: 845-343-1000. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown.

The Catskill Center is accepting application for the 2016 Senior Scholarship Program. Applications are due by 3/11. Award recipients will be announced the beginning of April. To apply: or contact Katie Palm at [email protected]

American Cancer Society’s Kingston Relay for Life Annual Kickoff Dinner. To reserve your seat at the Kickoff Dinner on January 26, please RSVP no later than Thursday, January 21 by calling Tina Eckert at 845-440-2509. United Healthcare, 505 Boices Ln, Kingston.

The Clinton Community Library asks local musicians and poets to help them start a monthly Open Mic Night1/ 22. These evenings, on the third Friday of each month at 7pm, will be free to attend or participate! Light refreshments will be served. Several acts are lined up, so Clinton Library’s first Open Mic Night is a go! Performers interested in helping to bring the library’s first Open Mic Night to life can contact Charlotte at 845-266-5530 or [email protected]

Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program Accepting Applications. A retreat for artists, working in a variety of disciplines, located in the living landscape where American art began. The residency is open to visual artists and performing artists who have an affinityfor the natural world. The residencies run from July through September. Applications are due by 4/8. Contact: Katie Palm: 845-586-2611or [email protected] The Catskill Center, Rt 28,, Arkville.

4-H Veterinary Science Program Set to Launch (2/4). Teens ages 13 to 19 with an interest in animals and veterinary science can now sign up for the 4-H Veterinary Science Series. Unit 1 runs every Thursday from 2/4 to 3/3, while Unit 2 runs Thursdays from 3/10 to 4/7. Info: 845-340-3990, x 340. SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, $50.

January and February Swing Dance Classes, Workshops and Dances with Got2Lindy Dance Studios. See individual listings. For more info and to register visit or call 845-236-3939. Hudson Valley.

Searching for Senior Citizens of the Year. Categories of Senior Male, Senior Female or the Senior Citizen Couple of the Year. Info and application: 845-486-2555.

Apply Now ! 2016   Catskill Center’s Senior Scholarship Program. Applications are due by 3/11. Award recipients will be announced the beginning of April. To apply: or contact Katie Palm at [email protected]

Sign Up Now! 2016 Celebration of Community! An evening of jokes, storytelling, guitar playing, dance - you name it, if it’s your talent they want to see it. Deadline to sign up: 2/1. The show is 3/4. Info: [email protected] Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

New Paltz Historical Society Announces Change of Date for February Meeting. Important Announcement: There has been a change in the day for the February meeting. Next meeting will be held on 2/3, 7 pm. Future meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month. New Paltz Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz.

Heroes Wanted! Alzheimer’s Association Subzero Heroes. Join over 100 Heroes throughout the Hudson Valley in the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Subzero Heroes Ice Jump. Feburary 13. Info: 845-695-2247. Berean Lake, Highland.

Register Now! Feldenkrais Ongoing Community Classes.   Classes will start January 2016, Thursdays, 11am – 12pm . Method of international reputation helping Healing, Longevity and Improved Balance and Movement Coordination.Gentle and effortless exercise with immediate relaxation effect. Call to register and for short telephone interview. 845-679-6299. Leave message when to return your call and your telephone number. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock.

East European Singing Workshop. A Capella choir and Accompanied group singing. Learn about different languages and cultures through traditional folk songs, various choir pieces, Balkan rhythms and polyphonic style from the East European traditions.Ages 12 and up, for all genders.Possible locations: Woodstock or Rosendale. We will meet if at least 5 people sign up.Please call or email to sign up!!! Please let me know which location you preferred. Thank you! $15. (First meeting is by donation.)Contact: 845-532-0852 or [email protected] or

IONE’s 21st Annual Dream Festival (thru 1/31/16). Crated by author/director and dream facilitator Ione. For details, log Kingston.

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