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

Friday 2/12

Presidents’ Day Family Weekend (2/12-2/15). Cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, snow tube run and snowshoe trails. Ice fishing on Lake Cole, Guided nature hikes. Climbing gym, archery range, arts and crafts programs. Info: www.frostvalley.org. Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville.

8AM-9AM Medical Qi Gong Class. $10/ preregistered, $15/the door. Info: www.bluelotusqigong.com or 914-850-1202. One Epic Center, 122 Main St, New Paltz.

9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10AM-11:30AM Minnewaska Preserve: Fun Fridays. Hikes may be up to a mile and a half of long and will take place with or without snow. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Peter’s Kill Area, Gardiner.

10:30AM 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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

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

12:05PM-1:15PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

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

12:30PM-2PM Friends of the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail Meeting. Info and updates regarding the Catskill Mountain Rail Trail, the rail trail planned for portions of the former Ulster & Delaware corridor from Kingston to the Ashokan Reservoir and the Catskill Mountains.Hickory Smokehouse, 743 New York 28, Kingston.

2PM-4PM Assemblyman Kevin Cahill Office Hours. Representatives from the office of Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) will answer questions, provide information and discuss concerns of constituents. Info: phoenicialibrary.org or 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, Phoenicia.

4PM Knitting Club “Knit Wits.” Saugerties Public library, Washington Avenue, Saugerties, 845-246-4317, x 3.

4PM Modfest Presentation: A Screening of Original Short Films. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, Rosenwald Theatre, Poughkeepsie.

4:15PM-5PM Twilight Yoga: A Sanctuary for Yin & Restorative with Lynda Elaine Carr‚ E-RYT IAYT. Your weekly Rx to Relax Deeply, Recharge, and Revitalize. Info: [email protected] or 845- 684-5941. Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock.

4:30PM Anime Club.   2nd & 4th Fri of each month. Tween/Teen Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

4:30PM-5:30PM Lego Club. All ages, with parents. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

5PM New Paltz Elks Lenten Fish Fry. Offered every Friday during Lent. our choice of Fried Fish or Shrimp, French Fries or Baked Potato. Take-outs available. Info: 845-255-1633. New Paltz Elks Lodge #2568, 290 Rt 32 South, New Paltz, $12 /adults, $11 /srs & 12 & under.

5PM-7PM Hyde Park Knights of Columbus 22nd Annual Lenten “Fresh” Fish Fry. Haddock filets: $12. Clam strips: $10. Battered shrimp: $12. Breaded scallops: $12. Father’s platter: $15. Children under 10: $6. Clam chowder: $2. Serving every Friday during Lent(except Good Friday). Take out availble. Info: 845-229-6111. Hyde Park Knights of Columbus, Route 9G, Hyde Park.

5:30PM Modfest Exhibition Special Event: Lecture&Reception. Exhibiting America: Art Institutions and National Identity 1805-1913. Reception: The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Atrium. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Taylor Hall, Room 203, Poughkeepsie.

6PM He Said Beer, She Said Wine! 3 Courses $50 per couple. Cheese, Charcuterie & Chocolates. Beer and wine pairings with each course. The Cask and Rasher Inc, 245 Mansion St, Coxsackie, reservations suggested 518-444-8016.

6:15PM Kabbalat Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner. Kosher dairy or parve please. Followed by services at 7:30p.m. The Kerhonkson Synagogue, 26 Minnewaska Trail, Ellenville, 845-626-2010.

7PM-9PM Lecture by Devdhutt Pattanaik, author of - Appreciating Hinduism Through Stories. Info: www.shantimandir.com or 845-778-1008. Shanti Mandir, 51 Muktananda Marg, Walden.

7PM Book Reading: Jason Elias, author of Kissing Joy As It Flies: A Journey in Search of Healing & Wholeness. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz, free.

7PM Modfest Performance: Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre. With Steve Rooks as acting director. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Kenyon HallKenyon Hall, Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Poughkeepsie.

7PM Film Night: The Loved One (1965). Based on Evelyn Waugh’s darkly comic novel, this classic promises to have “something to offend everyone.” Directed by Tony Richardson. Info: phoenicialibrary.org or 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: The Band - Tribute to The Band! (Roots Rock). Info: 845-236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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

7PM-10PM Blues Happy Hour - Top Cat. No cover, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

7:30PM Laws of Nature. Contemporaneous in Concert. Featuring a world premiere by Fj¢la Evans and works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Kate Moore and Joanna Newsom. Info: www.contemporaneous.org. The Sanctuary at Murray’s, 73 Broadway, Tivoli.

7:30PM Half Moon Theatre presents Valentine’s Cabaret Act. Starring Jenifer Kruskamp.Directed by Michael Schiralli. Tickets are $90 and include the three course meal and show. Dinner at 7:30, show at 9pm. Res suggested. Info: www.halfmoontheatre.org or call 1-800-838-3006.Culinary Institute of America, Downstairs at The Marriott Pavilion Theatre, 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park.

7:30PM Bardavon’s Friday Film Series: Abbott & Costello go to Mars (1953). A family classic sci-fi comedy. Info: 845-473-2072. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $6.

8PM Second Friday Jam with The Acquaintances. Jeff Entin and Bob Blum host. Info: www.highfallscafe.com or 845-687-2699. High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

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

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 August: Osage County. Written by Tracy Letts. Directed by Christine Crawfis. Info: www.countyplayers.org or 845-298-1491. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls, $17, $14 /senior/under 12.

8PM The Ellington Effect: A Centennial Tribute to Billy Strayhorn. Five remarkable emerging jazz artists honor Billy Strayhorn. Caleb Curtis on saxophone: Alphonso Horne, trumpet ; Mike Fahie, trombone; Adam Cot‚, bass; and Jeremy Siskind, piano. Info: www.atfishercenter.bard.edu or 845-758-7900. Bard College, Fisher Center, LUMA Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $40.

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