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

Friday 2/5

2016 Winter Folk Weekend (2/5, 2/6, 2/7). A weekend filled with informal music. Info and reservations: or 718-672-6399. Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, 400 Granite Rd, Kerhonkson.

2nd Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School and Trade Show. This year’s theme is “Making Grains Work on Modest Acreages” featuring expert talks on grain production, small-scale grain storage. Registration deadline is 2/ 1. Info: visit Anthony’s Banquet Hal, 746 Route 23B, Leeds.

8AM-9AM  Medical Qi Gong Class. Offered on Fridays at 8-9am. 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.

11:30AM-4:30PM Private Angelic Channeling and Past Life Regression with therapist and angelic medium Margaret Doner. First Fri of every month. Receive in-depth information on our unique soul’s purpose, karmic history and assistance in accessing your higher self.Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $125 /90 minutes.

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 Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

12:30PM-6PM Tarot Readings with Psychic Medium Lynn Walcutt. $30 for 25 minute reading; $40 for 45 minute session. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

4PM-5:30PM Math Circle - Families with children of all ages are invited to join us one Friday a month for fun math games, math-related crafts. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 845-757-3771 or Tivoli Free Library, 86

4PM Modfest: Nathan Schram: Music in the Prisons. A presentation by violist Nathan Schram about MUSICAMBIA, a New York-based initiative working toward establishing a network of music programs within prisons. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Sanders Classroom Building, Spitzer Auditorium (room 212), Poughkeepsie.

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

4PM Soul Brass Band is shooting a video. Get down to the sounds of Soul Brass Band, then you will all “Second Line” down to Catskill Mountain Pizza, and start Woodstock’s Mardi Gras Weekend off right!! Woodstock Village Green, Woodstock.

4:30PM-5:30PM Lego Club . All ages, with parents. Meets every Friday, 4:30-5:30pm.. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811. Free.

5:30PM-6:30PM Board Games for Kids. For kids ages 8 and up. No registration required - Just show up & bring a friend! Info: 845-757-3771 or Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

5:30PM-7:30PM Magical Card Gaming NightOn the first Friday of every month, this is our most popular ongoing program (really!) Join us for Magic, Yugioh, and Pokemon card tournament. Ten and under must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Heather at [email protected] for more information. Free. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, 845-688-7811.

6PM-9PM Modfest: Cabaret Night. Members of the Vassar College Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Madrigal Singers hold a Cabaret Fundraiser to benefit their upcoming March 2016 tour to Cuba. Silent auction, food, and musical theater, jazz, and piano music. Info:845-437-5370. Vassar College, Main Building, Rose Parlor and Villard Room, Poughkeepsie.

7PM-9PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Owl Prowls! Learn about the species of owls that are native to our region and their incredible adaptations. Pre-paid registration required. No walk-ins will be admitted. or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. HudsonHighlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall, $10.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Jay Collins & The Kings County Band (Roots Rock & Jazz) - Opener: Silver City Bound. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM-10PM Blues Happy Hour - Dylan Doyle Band. Dylan Doyle on guitar/vocals, Chuck Torres on bass, “Papa” John Mole on drums. No cover, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

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, 65 Partition St, Saugerties, free.

7PM Benefit Concert for the Dooley Family. Local Band “Paynes Grey Sky” joined by Christ’s Lutheran Church artist-in residence, cellist Gabriel Dresdale. Benefits the Dooley family to help them pay for medical and travel expenses for their 14-year old daughterAna, who is battling a rare cancer. Info: 845-679-2336. Christ’s Lutheran Church, 26 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

7PM-9PM 1st Fridays: Star Nation Sacred Circle. Meets every 1st Friday, 7-9pm.Info: A positive, not for skeptics, discussion group for experiencers of the paranormal. Open to all dreamers, contactees, abductees, ET Ambassadors. Bring adrink, snack to share & lawn chair to sit under the stars afterwards for a UFO watch. Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Rd. Ext, Tillson.

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 Relay for Life Benefit Dinner for The American Cancer Society Info: 845-687-2699 or [email protected] High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

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

8PM Community Playback Theatre Improvisations of audience stories. Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland, $10 sugg. donation. For information: 845-883-0392.

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.

9PM-11PM Soul Brass Band. Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Woodstock.

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