Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (February 4-13)

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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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Talk About Dying: Who Will Speak for Me and What Should They Say? Free workshop takes place February 13,,2-5pm. Beyond Healthcare Proxies.Talk About Dying is a series of free community workshops that create a supported forum for discussion of issues related to living and dying in a meaningful context, with an emphasis on the practical, emotional and spiritualimplications. On February 13, the discussion will focuson how tochoose the right person — someone who both understands your wishes and is willing and able to speak for you in challenging situations. Talk About Dying was created by Dr. Carol Robin and Jill Dorsi. Dr. Robin is a holistic Chiropractor, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Energy Healing and Guided Imagery practitioner who has over 30 years experience in holistic health and teaching guided imagery and consciousness work. Jill Dorsi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience as a practitioner and teacher in recovery, rehabilitation, andself-determination in health decisions, employment, and other adult life roles. Pre-registration requested at Info: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills,320 Sawkill Road, Kingston.

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.

Twilight Yoga: A Sanctuary for Yin & Restorative with Lynda Elaine Carré, E-RYT IAYT. Every Friday at Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountainview Avenue, Woodstock. Donation $10. Your weekly Rx to Relax Deeply, Recharge, and Revitalize. [email protected] or 845- 684 -5941. Starts 2/13

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 St, 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! 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.

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.

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.2/13. Info: 845-695-2247. Berean Lake, Highland.

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.

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.

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:

Catskill Park Funding Meeting in Albany (2/9). Join the delegation from Catskill Mountainkeeper to help make the case to the Governor, legislators and the Department of Environmental Conservation to win urgently needed funding for the Catskill Park. For details & Info:

Submit Now! Greene County Council on the Arts Exhibitions for 2016! Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years and older. Submission Guidelines: all entries should be emailed to the new Visual Arts Director, Niva Dorell, at [email protected] with the show that you are submitting for in the subject line, or sent via snail mail to Greene County Council on the Arts, P.O. Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414, Attention: Visual Arts Director. Submission Deadlines: Words & Images 2/27; Faces 4/16;Wearable Arts 6/4; It’s All Political 7/16. Info & Questions: 518-943-3400 or or email Niva Dorell at [email protected]

Let’s Build a Modern Park - Catskill Park Awareness Day (2/9).The Catskill region deserves a modern park. Recently the Catskill Park Coalition, made up of dozens of organizations representing the Catskill region, has met with our state’s legislators to request equitable support for the Catskill Park and Forest preserve, as well as the larger Catskill region. Providing a vastly improved recreational experience for residents and visitors alike will improve the health of our public lands, our people and our economy. Join in Albany for Catskill Park Awareness Day as we ask for continued support for our beloved Catskill region! For detailed information and to RSVP please visit Info: 845-586-2611.

Audition Notice: Skirt Job. A new one-act play to be directed by Trish Hawkins and performed at Rhinebeck Theater Center. Casting in Kingston on 2/7, 2-5pm and 2/8, 5-8pm for male and female roles, ages 30 to 60. No pay. Info: 845-532-0011 or [email protected] Kingston.

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.

Free AARP Tax Prep at Libraries Begins in February. The Library District partners with AARP to provide free Tax Preparation assistance at two locations in Poughkeepsie. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program provides free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Tax Preparation assistance is available by appointment only.  Call 211 or 800- 899-1479 to schedule an appointment .At Boardman: Tuesdays, 9 am-4:30 pm, February 2-April 12, except March 22, 9 am – 4:30 pmAt Adriance: Fridays, 9 am-4:30 pm, February 5-April 15, except March 4, 9 am – 4:30 pmThe Boardman Road Branch Library is located at 141 Boardman Road in Poughkeepsie.

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