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

Friday 2/12

8AM-9AM Medical Qi Gong Class is offered on Fridays at 8-9am at One Epic Center 122 Main St., New Paltz $10 - preregistered, $15 - at the door, 914-850-1202.

9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10AM-11:30AM Minnewaska Preserve: Fun Fridays. Hikes may be up to a mile and a half of long and will take place with or without snow. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Peter’s Kill Area, Gardiner.

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

12:05PM-1:15PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Cener, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

12:30PM-6PM Tarot Readings with psychic medium Lynn Walcutt. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /25 minutes, $40 /45 minutes.

12:30PM-2PM Friends of the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail Meeting.   Info and updates regarding the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail, the rail trail planned for portions of the former Ulster & Delaware corridor from Kingston to the Ashokan Reservoir and the Catskill Mountains.Hickory Smokehouse, 743 New York 28, Kingston.

4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 845-246-4317, x 3.

4PM-5:15PM 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 Feb 12th.

4PM Modfest Presentation: A Screening of Original Short Films. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, Rosenwald Theatre, Poughkeepsie.

4:30PM Anime Club. 2nd & 4th Fri of each month. Tween/Teen Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

5PM New Paltz Elks Lenten Fish Fry. Your choice of Fried Fish or Shrimp, French Fries or Baked Potato. Adults $12,Seniors and Children under 12 $11. Take out available 845-255-1633. New Paltz Elks Lodge #2568,290 Rt 32 South, New Paltz.

5:30PM Modfest Exhibition Special Event: Lecture & Reception. Exhibiting America: Art Institutions and National Identity 1805-1913. Reception: The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Atrium. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Taylor Hall, Room 203, Poughkeepsie.

6:15PM Kabbalat Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner. Kosher dairy or parve please. Followed by services at 7:30p.m. The Kerhonkson Synagogue, 26 Minnewaska Trail, Ellenville, 845-626-2010.

7PM Book Reading: Jason Elias author of Kissing Joy As It Flies: A Journey in Search of Healing & Wholeness. Info: 845-246-5775 . Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz, free.

7PM-10PM Blues Happy Hour - Top Cat. No cover, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: The THE BAND Band - a Tribute to The Band! (Roots Rock). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Friday Night Jazz!   New York City saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. A rotating roster of performers includes pianists John Esposito & Peter Tomlinson, guitarists Steve Raleigh & Peter Einhorn, bassists LewScott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7PM Modfest Performance: Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre. With Steve Rooks as acting director. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Kenyon HallKenyon Hall, Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM Abbott & Costello go to Mars. $6/ general admission.Tkts & info: 845-473-2072, 800-745-3000 or Bardavon, 35 Market St,Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM Dutchess County Singles Dance. Free Dance Lesson; Dance: 8 pm to 11:30 pm, The Southern Dutchess Country Club, 1209 North Avenue, Beacon. Fabulous music by Bronx Express also a light dinner buffet with desert and coffee. Admission is $22. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Couples are welcome. Info: 845-464-4675 or e-mail: [email protected] or ; or

7:30PM Half Moon Theatre presents A Valentine’s Cabaret Act. Starring Jenifer Kruskamp. Directed by Michael Schiralli. Tickets are $90 and include the three course meal and show. Dinner at 7:30, show at 9pm. Res suggested. Info: or call 1-800-838-3006. CulinaryInstitute of America, Downstairs at The Marriott Pavilion Theatre, 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park.

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

8PM The Ellington Effect: A Centennial Tribute to Billy Strayhorn. Five remarkable emerging jazz artists honor Billy Strayhorn. Caleb Curtis on saxophone: Alphonso Horne, trumpet ; Mike Fahie, trombone; Adam Cot‚, bass; and Jeremy Siskind, piano. Info: or 845-758-7900. Bard College, Fisher Center, LUMA Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $40.

8PM August: Osage County. Written by Tracy Letts. Directed by Christine Crawfis. Info: or 845-298-1491. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls, $17, $14 /senior/under 12.

8PM You Can’t Take it With You. A comedy by George S.Kaufman and Moss Hart. Info: 845-876-3080. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, , 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $24, $22.

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