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

Thursday 2/11

8AM Senior Exercise for Early Risers with Diane Colello. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 & older. $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

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-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

9:30AM-10:30AM Stretch and Flex with Diane Collelo. Open to all Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Road, Woodstock.

10AM-11:30AM Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! Info: 845-679-6250. $12 for one or $22 for two. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston.

11AM-12PM Free Feldenkrais Ongoing Community Class. Led by Tatiana Light. Meets on Thursdays, 11am - 12pm. Call 845-6299 for short telephone interview. Leave message when to return your call. Method of international reputation helping Healing, Longevity andImproved Balance and Movement Coordination.Gentle and effortless exercise with immediate relaxation effect. Mountainview Studio, depending on registration Classes will start on January 2016, Woodstock.

12PM-1:30PM New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce February Business Luncheon. Featuring Key Note Speaker Interim President & C.E.O. of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Joan Cusack-McGuirk. Online prepaid registration is required. Info: orcall 845-255-0243. Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln, New Paltz, $35.

1PM-3PM Minnewaska Preserve: Homeschoolers Winter Wildlife Exploration. Take a snowshoe walk on the trails in the Peter’s Kill Area looking for signs of wildlife, including tracks, browse and scat. For children aged seven to ten years old, Pre-registrationis required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Park Preserve Office, Gardiner.

1PM-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt   212, Woodstock.

2PM Double Installations by Linda Mussmann. Part 1: Fences & Fan Trellises. Exhibits through 2/28. Info: 518-822-8100 or Time & Space Limited, Gallery, 434 Columbia St, Hudson.

2PM-3PM Baking for Sweethearts in the Bistro! Baking demonstration by The Fountains’ own Chef Lukas. Sample tasty baked goods just in time for Valentine’s Day in the community’s Bistro. Res reqr’d. Info: 845-905-8000. The Fountains at Millbrook, The Bistro, 79 Flint Rd, Millbrook.

3PM-4PM The Duchess and the Deadly Garden. The story of the 14-acre garden created with the help of the Duchess of Northumberland, which includes a small section of 100 toxic plants. Res reqr’d. Info: 845-905-8000. The Fountains at Millbrook, Auditorium, 79 Flint Rd, Millbrook.

4:30PM-5:30PM Meditation Support Group. meets every Thursday at Mirabai. 30 minutes seated meditation followed by 15 minutes walking meditation and discussion. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $5.

5PM-9PM Modfest Late Night at the Lehman Loeb with Gallery Conversation. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Main Building, Villard Room, Poughkeepsie.

5PM-8PM Sketch Class. A traditional sketch class (drawing the figure) format of numerous poses which will lengthen in duration as determined by the monitor. $50/4 consecutive classes. January 21-December 15, Thursdays. Info: Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, $20 /session, $50 /4 classes.

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

6PM Adult Coloring Club. Preregistration required. Info: 845-657-2482 or The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

6PM-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night: Tokyo Sonata. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

6PM 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.

6PM First Thursday Book Club. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

6PM Movie: All Things Must Pass (PG-13). Info: 845-657-2482 or The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

6PM-9PM Audition: Stop Kiss and remaining roles in the STS 2nd Stage Season. All are asked to prepare a 1 minute monologue, reading, or speech from any genre in any style, including poetry, classics, or prose. Info: 845-679-8579 STS Playhouse, 10 Church St, Phoenicia.

6:15PM Gyrotonicr Tower. Class uses natural body spinal movements to decompress and strengthen the spine. It emphasizes full mobility of the joints and lengthening of the fascia and skeletal system. Info: 845-658-2239 or Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

6:30PM-8PM Garden in the Winter with CCE Ulster County. Winter House Plant Care. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a seat. Info: or 845-340-3990 ext. 335. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston, $15 /per class, $50 /4 classes.

7PM-8:30PM Meeting of MECR (Middle East Crisis Response) a group of Hudson Valley residents joined together to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East. Info: 845-876-7906 or Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

7PM-8:30PM Shawangunk Ridge Free Public Lecture Series Wild Turkeys in New York: Past, Present & Future. With Mike Schiavone, NYSDEC Biologist. Wild turkeys were once extirpated from NY, but were restored to the landscape.. Info: SUNY NewPaltz, Lecture Center, Room 102, Stone Ridge.

7PM “ Welcome to Kutsher’s.” A Film from “a galaxy long ago and far, far away” introduced by Meri Lederer. This award-winning documentary captures a last glimpse of a lost world as it disappears before our eyes. Info: JewishCongregation of New Paltz, Community Center, 32 N. Chestnut St, New Paltz.

7PM In Celebration of Black History Month. A concert by musicians and storytellers Kim & Reggie Harris. Info: 845-255-1889/1660. Crispell Memorial French Church, 60 Huguenot St, New Paltz, $15, $12 /senior/military.

7PM-9PM Modfest Modfest Presentation at Late Night at the Lehman Loeb. Chamber music and readings of original prose and poetry by Vassar students. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Preston Frank & Big Daddy Zydeco - Opener: Red Dog Run (Zydeco). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Open Mic Night with Jeff Entin. Bring your instrument and talent to the stage or enjoy a tasty dinner listening to the music. Info: or 845-687-2699. High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

8PM-11PM Woodstock Contradance (3/12, 8-11pm). George Wilson & Toby Stover, caller Sarah Van Norstrand. $10. Info: 845-246- 2121 or www. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, & Eric Weissberg. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

10:30PM 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.

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