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

Wednesday 2/10

9AM-10AM Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. Gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warmups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

9AM Waterman Bird Club Field Trip: Thompson’s Pond Preserve. Thompson’s Pond Preserve, Lake Road off Rt. 82, Pine Plains. Info: Adrienne @ 845-264-2015 or www.watermanbirdclub.org.

9:30AM-10:30AM The Color of Calm. Experience the latest national craze - adult coloring, meeting the second Wednesday of the month February 10, and March 9. Info: www.poklib.org or call 845-485-3445 x 3702. Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie.

10:30AM-11:30 AM Senior Strength Class with Linda Sirkin. Learn to use hand weights and stretch bands to improve muscle tone and protect bones. open to all Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10:30AM-12:30PM Senior Writing Workshop - Welcomes new members. Writers at all levels of experience, beginner to expert, are invited to join. Writers age 55 and above. Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. Info: . 845- 679-2880. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

12PM Rotary Club of Kingston Meeting. Fellowship, lunch, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. Meets every Wed at 12noon. Web: www.kingstonnyrotary.org. Christina’s Restaurant, 812 Ulster Ave, Kingston.

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

1PM Kingston Community Singers Open Rehearsals. Old Dutch Church, Wall St, Kingston, 845-339-0637.

1:30PM-2:30PM Singing Circle Wednesday. Info:845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, Rt 28A, West Shokan.

1PM The Sawkill Seniors Meeting.Talk by Pat Johnson, Recreation Leader at the Kingston Rec Center. Card game, socializing, raffles and refreshments will follow the talk. Town hall, 906 Sawkill Rd, Sawkill.

2PM-6PM Free Computer Help. Every Wed. Bring your laptop, personal device, or just use one of our 5 patron computers, to seek the help you need and get the questions answered that you just can’t quite figure out! Info: www.mountaintoplibrary.org. Mountain Top Library, Tannersville.

2PM- 3PM Senior Sing-Along with Nina Sheldon. Gather around the keyboard and belt out your favorites from the 1920s , ’30s, ’40s and beyond, or just listen, or maybe dance. open to all Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

3PM-4:30PM Chess Club for Experienced Adult Players. This club is geared for those who already know how to play so they can meet new people and improve their chess skills. Info: 845- 255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

3:30PM Modfest. Presentation: Music, Words, Dance and Images. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Main Building, Villard Room, Poughkeepsie.

3:30PM Math Regents Prep. Every Wed. @ 3:30pm Certified Math Teacher - Don’t fail Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, 877-576-9931.

3:30PM After School Tweens. Children’s Program. Note Time Change: was 4pm now is 3:30pm. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

4PM-7PM Individual Oneness Blessings with Kathy Saulino. The Oneness Blessing, also known as “Deeksha” is a direct transfer of divine intelligent energy. It works by creating a neurobiological shift in the brain and opening the body’s energy centers(chakras). Each session lasts 15 minutes.RSVP. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

4PM-6PM Homework Club at Woodstock Library. For 1st-6th graders. The Children’s Room becomes a study hall with snacks and homework help. This is a drop-off program. On Wednesdays. Info: 845-679-2213. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

4PM-5:30PM Woodstock’s Golden Notebook hosts Improv Classes. Kids aged 7 years & up can participate in drop-in improv classes with the Ovenbird Theatre Company. Info: [email protected] or visit www.ovenbirdproductions.com The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock, $15 /per class, $12 /each for 3 classes.

4:30PM- 5:30PM Art Hour with Francesca: ages 3 to 103! Frannie will cook up something creative to do each week. She is known for her work with natural, found objects as well as jewelry. Meets every Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia. Info: 845-688-7811. Free.

4:30PM-5:30PM Chess Club for Beginners. Open to all ages, the goal is to teach participants to play chess in a relaxed, fun, supportive environment. Info: 845- 255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

5:30PM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Everyone welcome. 845-679-9534. First Churchof Christ, Scientist, 89 Tinker St, Woodstock.

5:45PM-7PM Zen Meditation. Meets every Wednesday in February at 5:45 - 7pm. Meditation in the Rinzai Zen tradition.There will be a short talk before the sitting with an interval of walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Free. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli. Info: 845- 757-3771 or www.tivolilibrary.org.

6PM-7:30PM Creative Seed Support Group. For artists to voice their works inprogress in a supportive environment. For Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors.Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center. MeetsWednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Info: [email protected] or www.bluehealing.co. Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6PM-8PM Catskill Ukulele Group. If you do not have a ukulele but would like to participate, you can check one out from the library. This group stays connected to other players through Meetup.com under the name Catskill Ukulele Group. Info:845-657-2482. Olive Free

6PM Teen Night. Young Adult Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

6PM-8PM Woodstock Community Chorale. An opportunity to join with friends to sing both great works and songs for fun. No need to read music! Info: 845-688-2169. Kleinert/James Gallery, Tinker St, 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 www.enjan.org. African Roots Library, Family Partnership Center, 29 N Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie.

6:30PM Ulster County Photo Club. 2nd Wed only. Adult Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

7PM-11PM Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission-no dues. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Café, Rosendale.

7PM Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. The sanctuary will be open for personal reflection and meditation from 7-7:45 pm. People will be invited to come forward to receive the imposition of ashes if they so wish. Everyone is welcome. Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St, Saugerties.

7PM “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” Class. Info: 845-679-5906, x 1012 or [email protected] On-going every Wed, 7pm. This free 90-minute program includes 30 minutes of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by one of eight lectures on the history, practices andprinciples of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 8 wk curriculum. Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock, free.

7:30PM-9:15PM Science in Your Life 2016. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Programs whose purpose is to bring together scientists and the lay public in the exploration of topics of general interest and concern. Info: Our Lady of Lourdes High School, 131 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. Meets every Wednesday night, 7:30pm. An evening of singing, fun & fellowship.A male a cappella group that sings in the American “Barbershop Style”of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight reading not required. Info: wwwnewyorkerschorus.org. St. Andrews Church, 110 Overlook St, Poughkeepsie.

8:30PM-11PM Live at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company: Acoustic Jazz Trio with Syracuse/Siegel Duo + Special Featured Guest. Featuring Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. No cover or minimum! Info: 679-7969. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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