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

Tuesday 2/9

9AM-10AM Senior Dance Exercise with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

9:30AM Serving and Staying in Place. SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 845-255-0609. Plaza Diner, New Paltz.

10AM The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Meets every Tuesday. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 845-744-3055 for more information. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley.

10AM-1PM Minnewaska Preserve: Tuesday Trek- Cross-Country Ski to Echo Rock. A four mile round trip, cross-country ski outing. Participants must provide their own ski equipment and must have previous cross-country skiing experience. Pre-registration is required.Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Park Preserve Office, Gardiner.

10AM Community Quilting. Info: 845-657-2482 or The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

10:30AM Cuddletime. 0-2 yrs. Children’s Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

1PM Esopus Artist Group. [Adult Program]. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

1:30PM-3PM Israeli Folk Dancing.1:30PM-3PM Meets every Tuesday Beginner material offered. Each class is geared towards the experience of the participants. No partner necessary. Donation suggested. Come share in the enthusiasm and great exercise. 845-255-9627. Unison, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

2PM Calling Folks Who Love to Sing!  If you admit to being over 55 and can carry a tune – even if you drop it from time to time. Bring a list of your favorite songs from the ‘20s on up, or just yourself and your fond memories, and we’ll sing up a storm. And a dollar for the Senior Committee. I know lots of tunes! This ought to be fun.  Woodstock Community Center on Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

4PM Story Hour. 5-8 yrs. [Children’s Program]. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

5PM-7PM The Clinton Community Library Book Fair. 25% of proceeds earned between these hours will be donated to the library. Light refreshments will be served. Info: 845-266-5530. Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck.

5PM-7PM Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.. A traditional “Fat Tuesday” start to the Lenten Season and includes sausageand applesauce as well as pancakes. Supper is free, donations appreciated.Proceeds after expenses will benefit Family of New Paltz. Services led by The Reverend Robin L. James. St. Andrew,163 MainSt, corner of North Oakwood Terrace, New Paltz. Info: 845- 255-5098.

5:30PM-7:30PM The Youth Group of Saugerties United Methodist Church: Pancake Supper Fundraiser. Buttermilk, chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes will be served, along with breakfast sausage and fruit salad. Free will donations will be accepted. Benefits the Youth SummerMission Trip to Lynchburg, VA. Info: 845-246-7802. Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

6PM-8PM Phoenicia Community Chorus. On-going every Tuesday, 6-8pm. An opportunity to join with friends and sing. No need to read music! Info: 845-688-2169. Phoenicia Festival Office, 90 Main at Bridge, Phoenicia.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Ctr. Meets every Tuesday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6:30PM Rt 212 Coalition Action Oriented Meeting . The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss specific task forces and delegate responsibilities to volunteers. We urge anyone who can volunteer their time, ideas, and knowledge to attend this meeting. These committees will include education, promotion, events, resource manual, and care packages.We will be holding a larger education oriented meeting at the end of the month for the community to attend, as this one is, volunteer specific. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or ideas at [email protected] The Bread Alone,22 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6:30PM-7:30PM Highland: Intermediate Swing Dance Series ( four-week series: Tuesdays, 2/9, 2/916, 2/23 & 3/1, 6:30-7:30pm). No partner or experience necessary. $85 per person per series. For more information and to register visit or 845-236-3939.Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland.

6:30PM Qi Gong Series. Held each Monday- 6:30pm thru 3/1. 6-week qi gong series for women’s health.Help 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 The Ulster County Animal Response Team (UCART) Meeting. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St/Rt 209, Stone Ridge. The meeting will start at 6:30 and will run until 8 or 8:30 p.m. Info: [email protected]

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew (Zydeco). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $10.

7PM-10PM Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. 452-3232. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

7PM-8:30PM Weekly Opportunity Workshop . Meets every Tuesday night, 7pm-8:30pm.Free to attend: learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz.

7PM-8:30PM Singing Just for Fun! New Paltz Community Singers. Everyone welcome, everyone gets to choose songs. Going 20+ years. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Info: [email protected] Quaker Meeting House, 8 N. Manheim Blvd, New Paltz.

7PM-9PM Open Mic. On-going, Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 200 Main St, Saugerties, 845-246-5775.

7:30PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Evening Speaker Series: Gomez Mill House and its Contributions to the History of the Hudson Valley and America. or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson St, Cornwall-on-Hudson, $7.

7:30PM Life Drawing at Unison. On-going. Offering professional artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. $15.Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

8PM Blair McMillen, pianist. The evening’s program will include works by Alexander Scriabin, Joan Tower and Department of Music faculty member Nkeiru Okoye. McKenna Theatre on the New Paltz campus. $10/ general admission, $6/ seniors& New Paltz faculty/staff, $3 /students. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the concert. Info: or call 845-257-2700. SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz.

8PM Annual Alex Krieger ’95 Memorial Lecture: “Orange is the New Black: An Evening with Piper Kerman” will include a question and answer session and a book signing following the talk. Info: 845-437-5370 or Vassar College, Students’ Building, 2nd floor, Poughkeepsie.

8PM Songwriter Tuesday! Hosted by John P. Hughes . Featuring Kevin O’Connell, Anthony Rispo, Peter Galperin, Wayne Montecalvo, Neighbor, and Jan Ross. Performers will play 15 minute sets from 8-10pm. The Rosendale Cafe, 434 Main St,Rosendale, 845-658-9048.

8PM-11PM Woodstock Contradance. George Wilson & Toby Stover, caller Sarah Van Norstrand. Info: 845-246- 2121 or Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock, $10.

8PM Open Mic Nite. Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat - only $8. Info: 688-2444 or Woodnotes Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant.

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

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