Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Jan. 28-Feb 6)

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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.

How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar:

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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Register Now! Classic Blues Workshops, Swing Dance Lessons & Dances sponsored by Hudson Valley Community Dances. This is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization committed to sharing the joy of dancing, preserving traditional music and dance and building community through dance. Dance workshops take place in Dutchess and Ulster counties. These events are open to the public, an admission fee that is large enough to cover costs. We run about 70 dances a year.Dances are open and friendly, especially to new dancers.   Info: or 845 454-2571.

Balinese Gamelan Workshops for Beginners continue this Saturday, January 30 at Bard College from 11 am - 1 pm in the Olin Building, 3rd floor Moon Room with Ibu Tzu. Please join us for an introduction to this fascinating music featuring our collection of authentic Balinese instruments. You don’t need any prior experience. If you can clap in rhythm to a song and carry a tune, you can learn the basics of gamelan. Bring a friend! By donation. For info: 845 688-7090. [email protected] On Facebook: Hudson Valley Gamelans Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana at Bard College.

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.

Audition Notice: Open non-equity auditions for Fernando Valdivia’s “Skirt Job,” a new one-act play to be directed by Trish Hawkins and performed at Rhinebeck Theater Center. The play is inspired by a newspaper article and by “Twelfth Night.”  Casting in Kingston on 2/7,2-5pm and 2/8,5-8pm for male and female roles, ages 30 to 60. Contact Trish at 845-532-0011 or [email protected] for details. No pay. Performance dates: 5/6-5/8.

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.

Jurying 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)! Seeking 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.

Notice: The Office for the Aging is pleased to announce the Rhinebeck Senior Friendship Center has moved to a new location at the Memorial Lutheran Church located at 1232 Route 308, Rhinebeck. The Friendship Center is open every Monday – Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Transportation to the center and weekly grocery shopping may be available for those without a car. All of our eight Senior Friendship Centers serve a nutritious midday meal and offer plenty of opportunities for socialization and events. For more information about the Rhinebeck Friendship Center, call (845) 758-0571 or -845-486-2555.

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; Also, 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.

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.

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.

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]

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.

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

Dutchess County “Senior Citizens of the Year” search has officially begun. Categories of Senior Male, Senior Female or the Senior Citizen Couple of the Year. Info and application: 845-486-2555.

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

An Introduction to Microsoft Word. On three Saturdays: February 6, 13 and 20 from 9:30 to 11AM in the main library. Class size is limited to 10 students. Pre-registration is required by February 1st. Info: 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

Sign Up Now: New Paltz Challenge XC Ski Race 2016. A 10K and 5K XC Ski Race plus a special 2K for all ages. The race will have two divisions - a classic ski and a skate ski. Info: Minnewaska State Park, Gardiner.

Greene County Council on the Arts announces their Exhibitions for 2016 - Words & Images. This show is an exploration of the integration of words and images to tell stories, including graphic novels, illustrations, comic books, and animation. Open to all mediums, including video.Submission deadline: 2/27;Show dates: 4/23 - 6/4; & Reception - 4/23. Info:

Join the delegation from Catskill Mountainkeeper as they visit Albany on 2/9 to make the case to the Governor, legislators and the Department of Environmental Conservation to win urgently needed funding for the beloved Catskill Park. Info:

2016 Registration Saugerteis Boys Lacrosse 3-6 Grades (1/30, 9am-12pm @ Kiwanis Ice Arena). Free Instructional Program including loaner equipment starting 4/2. For more info. check out Facebook - Saugerties Youth Lacrosse or call Coach Slate @ call 845- 532-6054.

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