Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (February 11-20)

Saturday 2/20

8AM-6PM Nationwide MS Awareness Tour. Hunter Mountain will host one of the stops of the 31st annual Vertical Express, a national event series sponsored by Can Do Multiple Sclerosis that raises funds to help people with MS access lifestyle empowerment programs across the country.Ski or ride to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS at this on-snow fundraiserVertical Express for Can Do MS features on-mountain and après activities for people of all ages and ability levels. Individuals can register for only $25 at or call 1-888-Do-It-4-MS. Awards and after party will follow the days snow events. Hunter Mountain, Hunter.

8:45AM Tai Chi with Martha Cheo at Unison, Slow and graceful movements are good for promoting health, developing strength, balance and coordination, and restoring harmony of mind, body and spirit. Info: 845-255-1559 or Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 845-246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

9AM Pilates Sringboard/Reformer. Class is a full-body workout including core stability and strengthening, upper body and lower body program. The workout includes classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Info: 845-658-2239 or Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

9AM-3PM Clinton Community Library Book Sale. There will be $10 early admission on Saturday from 8-9am. Info: 845-266-5530. Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck.

9:30AM-11AM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Saturday, 9-10:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 845-679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rte 212, Woodstock.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 845-687-7023.

10AM Pilates Sringboard/Reformer. Class is a full-body workout including core stability and strengthening, upper body and lower body program. The workout includes classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Info: 845-658-2239 or Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

10AM-2PM Kingston Farmers’ Winter Market. Offering fruits and vegetables, organic and natural meats, a wide assortment of cheeses, wine, breads and other baked goods & honey. Info: Old Dutch Church, Kingston.

10AM-1PM Hike & Hops. A pairing that includes a scenic winter hike with local craft brews at Pennings Farm Market. This guided 1.75 mile round-trip round-trip hike up to Fuller Mountain Preserve’s overlook. Dressing in warm layers is recommended. Pleasebring water. Info: [email protected] or 845-469-0951, ext. 18. Fuller Mountain Preserve, 70 Bowen Rd, Warwick.

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Open every Saturday, 10am-9pm. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10:30AM Canning Workshop: Apple Chutney. Info: 845-657-2482 or The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

10:30AM-11:30AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Info: 845-399-2805. meet outside Cornell St PO, Kingston, 845-339-0637.

11AM-12:30PM Secrets, Surprise, & Suspense: Writing Page-Turning Fiction. Learn how to keep people on the edge of their seats by writing suspenseful, page-turning fiction. Led by Jenny Milchman. No advance registration required. Info: or 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

11AM Saturday Morning Family Series: Mr Pennygraff’s Cirkus Sideshow Spectale. An entertaining “tour” of the American midway, from the Sideshow to the Big Top. Info: 845-876-3080. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck.

11AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Area, designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing. No Reservations Required. Snowshoes are available for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person. Info: at at845-647-7989. Sam’s Point Area, Visitor Center, Cragsmoor, $10 /car.

12PM-1PM Free Yoga Pizza Party. Recurring event every Saturday. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and pizza. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Donations appreciated. Info:[email protected] My Place Pizza, 322 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

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

1PM-2PM Bill Robinson’s Birds of Prey. Four live birds of prey are presented in this program. Registration Required. . Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall St, West Hurley.

2PM Gardiner Library Music Lover’s Group Meeting. The group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 2pm. Gardiner, free, 845-255-1255.

2PM Free Meditation Instruction. On-going every Saturday, 2pm in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

2:30PM Bill Robinson’s Wildlife Animal Show. Educational program that includes birds of prey such as hawks, owls, vultures, and falcons as well as reptiles such as snakes and lizards. Info: or 845-876-4030. Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

3PM Hudson Valley Psychic Saturday Meetup. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Mind, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

4PM Tango Workshop with world champions at Unison. 2007 World Champion tango dancing couple John Hernan Raigoza and Yaisuri Salamanca will lead a tango workshop. Info: 845-255-1559 or Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $25, $20, $15

4PM Book Reading & Signing: Carol Goodman, author of River Road. Info: Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

5PM-7PM “A Gaggle of Artists!” Forty artists from the nonprofit artist’s cooperative; the Wallkill River School are inviting the public to a live demonstration. Info: 845-457-2787 or Wallkill River School of Art, 232 Ward St, Montgomery.

7PM Movies With Spirit. “The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom.” (2011): A coming-of-age comedy drama about an adopted girl who becomes sure Dolly Parton is her biological mother and runs away to find her. Info: 845-389-9201 or Old DutchChurch, 272 Wall St, Kingston, $5.

7PM Family Movie. Info: 845-657-2482 or The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

7PM Saturday 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 Lew Scott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7PM Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles. 2nd set at 8:30pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Sonando (Latin Dance). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:30PM-11:45PM Frolic in the Jungle All-Ages Ecstatic Dance Party! Dancing the 3rd Saturday of each month, 7:30-11:45 pm - thru April.All dance abilities welcome, no partner required. Family-oriented early dance at 7:30pm in the cushioned gym space making it safefor children, followed by Ecstatic Dance Party at 9pm. Sliding scale with kids and volunteers free. Info: 845-481-4988 or The Jungle, 881 Rt 28, Kingston.

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.

8PM Trinity Players Present: You’ve Got Hate Mail. Play by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. This reader’s theatre production takes a hysterical look at the world on on-line hook-ups and break-ups. Arts Mid-Hudson, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, $10.

8PM-11PM Murali Coryell. Rare solo performance from blues + soul man. No cover, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

8PM The Lucky 5. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Cafer, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $10.

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 Mayhem And Madness Comedy. Rich Shultis (WPDH Radio, Opening act for Bobcat Goldthwait, Jackie The Joke Man Martling and Ralphie May) Info: ASK, 97 Broadway, Kingston, $15.

8PM The Dylan Doyle Band Info: 845-687-2699 or High Falls Café, High Falls.

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

9PM Eleanor Friedberger Featuring Big Thief. Info: Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $15.

9PM Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret. Info: 518-828-4800 or Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia St, Hudson, $30, $20 /clowns in costume.

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