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

Monday 2/8

8:30AM-9:30AM Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, x 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

9AM-9:50AM Senior Fit Dance for Seniors with Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Bring a mat. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

9:30AM Settled and Serving in Place (Kingston Chapter). A social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Info: or 845-399-2805. Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston.

10AM-2PM Quickbooks Course for Farmers. Capturing Money Using Quickbooks: a Basic Course on Financial Recordkeeping and Quickbooks for Farmers. February 8 and 11. Space is limited to 20 people per session so register soon! Info: 845-340-3990 x311 or [email protected] Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston.

10AM-12PM Senior Drama with Edith LeFever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues & scenes. Interested seniors are welcome to sit in. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10:30AM-12PM Preschoolers in the Park at Sam’s Point: Winter Wonderland. A fun filled morning exploring the wonderful world of winter! You will read a story, do a craft or two, and play a game. You will be inside for most of the time. Pre-registration isrequired by calling Sam’s Point at 845-647-7989. Sam’s Point Area, Nature Center, Cragsmoor.

12:15PM Rhinebeck Rotary Club Meeting. Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, 914-244-0333.

12:30PM-6PM Crystal Energy Readings, Tarot Card Readings nd Chakra Clearing Sessions with medicine woman Mary Vukovic. Every Fri and Mon. Walk-ins always welcome or call for appointment. Crystal Mentorships and Astrology Reading also available. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /25 minute, $50 /50 minute.

1PM Needlework Group. On-going every Monday, 1pm. Info:845-338-5580, x1005. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

2PM-4PM Senior Art with Judith Boggess. In addition to instruction, art supplies and periodic group exhibitions, the class offers friendship and camaraderie. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for minimum contribution of $2. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

3PM-5PM Math Help with Phyllis Rosato. From kindergarten to calculus. Meets every Monday 3-5pm. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811. Free.

3:30 PM-5:30PM   Tail Waggin Tutors Reading Help comes to the library. Read to trained TDI dogs to build confidence and have fun. Recommended for early readers, reluctant readers, anyone ! Free, Drop-In. Handlers are trained, one a retired school professional. Meets every Monday, 3:30-5:30pm. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811.

4PM Backgammon Club. Learn the game, pick up fancy moves, meet new people. Free, open to the public. Meets every Monday at 4pm. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811.

4:15PM-5:30PM Healthy Back Class w/ Anne Olin. Build strength and increase flexibility and range of motion with attention to your special needs. Class is on-going and meets on Mondays, 4:15-5:30pm. $12/class. 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford.

5PM-8PM 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]

6PM-6:30PM Free Open Meditation. Meets Mon-Fri, 6-6:30pm. No particular tradition or practice. Not a ‘class’. All are welcome. Just a time to join with others to meditate together. Interfaith Awakening (the little yellow house), 9 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

6PM-8PM Meeting of ENJAN (End The New Jim Crow Action Network) dedicated to fighting racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the “New Jim Crow”). Info: 845-475-8781 or New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone St, Kingston.

6PM Kingston Planning Board Meeting. Info: 845-334-3955 or [email protected] Gov. Kingston City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 420 Broadway, Kingston.

6:30PM Qi Qong Series for Women’s Health. 6-week series offered on Mondays,6:30pm. This qi gong is perfect to prevent health issues as well as to aid in healing already existing ones. Register at or 914-850-1202. Stone Ridge Community Arts 3457 Main St, Stone Ridge.

6:30PM Bermuda Travelogue. An informative lecture and slideshow from LaGrange residents Ed and Kara McKenna on their recent trip to Bermuda on Celebrity Cruises.  Hear about the main tourist attractions and get planning information that will help you make the best use of your time if you’re planning a week long cruise.   Register at or call 845-452-3141. LaGrange Library, LaGrange.

6PM Reading by Acclaimed writer, art historian and photographer Teju Cole. Free and open to the public.  Sanders Classroom Building, Spitzer Auditorium (room 212) at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: or 845-437-5370.

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