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

Saturday 2/13

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.

7AM-7PM One Billion Rising Teachers and healers from around the county will be donating their classes for the day with all proceeds going to support the Washbourne House, Family’s shelter. Info: hudsonvalley-yoga.com/event/one-billion-rising-hudson-valley-2016/ Ulster

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 www.unisonarts.Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

9AM-10:30AM 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.

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

9AM-4PM Christie Scheele: ColorColorClor Workshop. February 13-15, 2016. Saturday-Monday. Info: www.woodstockshcoolofart.org. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, $318.

9AM-4PM Meditation Intensive with Gurudev Nityananda. All are Welcome. Mantra meditation, guided meditation, question and answers with Gurudev Nityananda, and quiet contemplation in the sanctuary of Shanti Mandir. Info: www.shantimandir.com or 845-778-1008. ShantiMandir, 51 Muktananda Marg, Walden.

9AM Sign-ups! Subzero Heroes Take the Plunge. Benefit for the Alzheimer Association. Anyone wishing to participate: setup starts at 9am, check in between 9:30 and 11, jump starts at 12pm. If you’d like to support or register for the the Subzero Heroes Ice Jump, contact Karen Finnegan at [email protected] or call 845-471-2655. For more informationon what to expect this Saturday morning, call (800) 872-0994 or visit www.subzeroheroes.org. Check in happens between 9:30 and 11, and the jump starts at noon. Spectators should park at the Tractor Supply parking lot at Bridgeview Plaza in Highland or at the Alzheimer’s Association office at 2 Jefferson Plaza Suite 103 in Poughkeepsie. There will be two buses running in a continuous loop between these locales on the day of the event. Berean Park - Reservoir Rd , Highland. Info: [email protected] or 845-471-2655.

9AM-2PM 8th Annual Mid-Hudson Love INC Cookie Walk. The proceeds from this event help build the capacity of Mid-Hudson Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) to serve local families struggling against poverty. Info: www.mid-hudsonloveinc.org or 845-471-0102.Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Rd, Poughkeepsie.

10AM-4PM Presidents’ Weekend. Soldiers bring to life the Continental Army’s final winter encampment with musket and cannon firings. On Saturday & Monday 11am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm, see muskets and a cannon fired. Info: 845-561-1765, x22. New Windsor Cantonment StateHistoric Site, 374 Temple Hill Rd, New Windsor.

10AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Naturalist Walk and Talk - Topics will focus on “what are we seeing now”. Info:www.hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $7, $5 /child.

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.

10AM-2PM Annual Fly Tying Workshop. Open to all aged 14 or above. Participants must provide their own equipment. Feathers and hooks will be supplied. Registration is required. Call Hank Rope at 845-254 5904 to register. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free,

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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

10AM-3PM New Paltz Winter Farmers Market.Second Saturday thru April, 10am - 3pm. Offering local food items such as meat, eggs, root crops, greens, goat cheese, bakery items, maple syrup & heirloom seeds. Info: www.wintersunfarms.com or 845-214-6329. Community Center, 3 Veterans Dr, New Paltz, free.

10AM-12PM 19th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count. A bird-related craft will be available to young library patrons at the on-site Clinton Community Library. Info: 845-266-5530. Nature Trail, Town Hall Campus, Rhinebeck, free.

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: www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org. Old Dutch Church, Kingston.

10AM-3PM Kickoff campaign for 1000 Hands Across New Paltz. Hosted by New Paltz Rescue Squad. Enjoy the Open House Tours and refreshments, then learn free hands only CPR in a thirty minute class. This is a non-certification instruction. Info: 845- 255-1719. New PaltzRescue Squad, 74 N. Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz.

10:30AM-11:30AM “O is for Owls” Children’s Program at Ellenville Library. Bring your children and join the education staff from Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Susan Mangan, Children’s Librarian, to discover some of the mysteries of owls. For children between the ages offive and ten. Info: 845- 647-5530. Ellenville Library, Ellenville.

10:30AM Lego Fun Projects. Info: 845-657-2482 or www.olivefreelibrary.org. The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

10:30AM Etsy Workshop. Preregistration required. Info: 845-657-2482 or www.olivefreelibrary.org. 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-2PM Book Lover’s Party. Discuss your favorite books. Registration Required. Info: 845-679-6405 or www.whplib.org. West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

11AM-2PM 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, Saugerties.

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.

11AM Saturday Morning Family Series: Stinky Man Cheese. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants. Nothing is quite the same as you remember it! Performed by The Russell Sage TheaterInstitute. Info: 845-876-3080. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck.

12PM Subzero Heroes Take the Plunge. Benefit for the Alzheimer Association. Anyone wishing to participate: setup starts at 9am, check in between 9:30 and 11, jump starts at 12pm. If you’d like to support or register for the the Subzero Heroes Ice Jump, contact Karen Finnegan at [email protected] or call 845-471-2655. For more informationon what to expect this Saturday morning, call (800) 872-0994 or visit www.subzeroheroes.org. Check in happens between 9:30 and 11, and the jump starts at noon. Spectators should park at the Tractor Supply parking lot at Bridgeview Plaza in Highland or at the Alzheimer’s Association office at 2 Jefferson Plaza Suite 103 in Poughkeepsie. There will be two buses running in a continuous loop between these locales on the day of the event. Berean Park - Reservoir Rd , Highland. Info: [email protected] or 845-471-2655.

12PM-5PM Cupid Tasting. Share pairings of chocolate and wine or beer with that special someone or just a friend! Come for the tasting, stay for the live entertainment. Purchase tickets in advance and at the door. 12-5pm. Palaia Winery, Highland Mills. Info: 845-928-5384 or  www.palaiavineyards.com.

12PM-4PM Washington’s Birthday Celebration (2/13-2/15). Sing “Happy Birthday” to General Washington and have a piece of birthday cake. Children make a take-home craft and re-enactors perform military drills. Musical entertainment of the period. 12-4pm. Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh.Info: 845-562-1195 or  www.nysparks.com.

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.

12PM Fundraiser for St. Judes - Penny Social. Kitchen Opens at 12pm. Calling at 2pm. Sponsored by: United Methodist Church of Shady. Info: 845-679-2982. Lake Hill Firehouse, Rte. 212, Woodstock.

12PM-2PM Teen Writing Club. Hang out, talk about your work, get and give great ideas, and write, write, write! Free and open to all! Participants are invited to bring a bagged lunch to eat while you work. Info: 845-757-3771 or visit www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli.

12:30PM-1:30PM World Of Animals” Program with Bill Robinson. Gardiner Library. 133 Farmer’s Tnpk, Gardiner. 845- 255-1255.

12:30PM-6PM Tarot Readings with Stephanie. Every Saturday. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /25 minutes, $50 /45 minutes.

12:30PM Theresa is a Mother. Co-Directors C. Fraser Press & Darren Press In Person. Info: 845- 876- 2515 or upstatefilms.org/now-showing/rhinebeck Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck.

1PM-4PM Catskill Conservation Corps Offers Hike Safe Training & Winter Hiking Primer. Demonstrations and discussions will provide information to help you prepare for the elements and the unexpected. The workshop will be held rain or shine. Register by visiting the Trail Conference Trail U webpage, nynjtc.org/trailu. Info: [email protected] or 518-628-4243. Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center 5096 NY-28, Mt Tremper.

1:30PM-3PM Minnewaska Preserve: Family Snowshoe Fun. A snowshoe hike, a winter scavenger hunt and play a camouflage game in the woods. For children aged seven to ten years old, Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Peter’s Kill Area, Gardiner.

2PM-3PM Valentine’s Day Knitting - Kids! Knit a nice Valentine’s Day gift for someone you love! For kids in 1st through 5th grade. Materials and instruction provided. Info: 845-757-3771 or visit www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

2PM Lecture on Weston Price with Dina Falconi. Info: 845-657-2482 or www.olivefreelibrary.org. The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

2PM Woodstock Poetry Society: Annie Christain and Melody Davis. Info: 845-679-8000. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

2PM-5PM Talk About Dying: Who Will Speak for Me and What Should They Say?  Beyond Healthcare Proxies.Talk About Dying is a series of free community workshops that create a supported forum for discussion of issues related to living and dying in a meaningful context, with an emphasis on the practical, emotional and spiritualimplications. On February 13, the discussion will focuson how tochoose the right person — someone who both understands your wishes and is willing and able to speak for you in challenging situations. Talk About Dying was created by Dr. Carol Robin and Jill Dorsi. Dr. Robin is a holistic Chiropractor, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Energy Healing and Guided Imagery practitioner who has over 30 years experience in holistic health and teaching guided imagery and consciousness work. Jill Dorsi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience as a practitioner and teacher in recovery, rehabilitation, andself-determination in health decisions, employment, and other adult life roles. Pre-registration requested at talkaboutdying.com. Info: www.talkaboutdying.com/. Free workshop. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills,320 Sawkill Road, Kingston.

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.

3PM-5PM Book Signing, Elliott Landy, author and photographer of The Band Photographs 1968-1969.    Barnes & Noble Kingston, 1177 Ulster Ave, Kingston. Free to the public.

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

4PM Reading & Conversation with Sara Eckel and Lisa Phillips, authors of Love and Heartbreak: An Alt-Valentine. Info: 845-679-8000. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

4PM-7PM Opening Reception: “Whimsy and Gesture.” Recent Work by Christopher Albert, Dick Crenson & Travis Jeffrey. Exhibts through 4/3. Info: www.ShahinianFineArt.com or 845-876-7578. Albert Shahinian Fine ArtUpstairs Galleries, 22 East Market St, Rhinebeck.

5PM-7PM Wine & Cheese Artists’ Reception: Looking Back—40 Years, 40 Themes. Show runs thru 3/26. Gallery hours are: Monday 11-5:30; Tuesday-Friday 10-5:30; Saturday 10-5; Sundays by appointment. For more information, please contact Mark Gruber at 845- 255-1241 or visit our website at markgrubergallery.com. The Mark Gruber Gallery is located in the New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz.

5PM-8PM Opening Reception: Aqua Essence. Works by Betsy Jacaruso. The show runs through March 6th. Info: www.riverwindsgallery.com. RiverWInds Gallery, Beacon.

6PM-9PM Opening Reception: Invisible Nature. Works by Marieken Cochius. Exhibits through 3/6. Info: matteawan.com or 845-440-7901. Matteawan Gallery, 436 Main St, Beacon.

6PM-9PM Opening Reception: “Global Warning.” Works by Michael X. Rose in Gallery One. “The Akio Project” by Richard Deon in the Beacon Room. Info: 845-440-7584. The Beacon Artist Union, 506 Main St, Beacon.

6:30PM-9PM Artist talk and Presentation with Mark Peterson. Info: www.FoveaExhibitions.org or 917-930-0034. Hudson Beach Glass, Fovea Exhibitions, 162 Main St, Beacon.

7PM-9PM Opening Reception: The Erotica Show. Group show featuring works by 30 artists. Performances begin at 8 pm. Expect partial nudity: Adults only. Ania Aldrich and Cait Johnson & Friends will perform. Belly-dancer, Donna Barrett. Caprice Rouge. Info: 518-537-6214or [email protected] Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, $10.

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 My Funny Valentine. Love songs from the Broadway musical performed by the Presby Players. Purchase tickets at the door. Marsh Hall, Port Jervis. Info: www.facebook.com/presbyplayers.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Ed Palermo Big Band’s Valentine Noise (Orchestral Jazz Rock). Info: 845-236-7970 or www.liveatthefalcon.com. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles: Upstate Rubdown, Fusion of Folk, Jazz, American RootsMary Kenney-vocals, Melanie Glenn-vocals, Kate Scarlett-vocals, Harry D’Agostine-bass. 2nd set at 8:30pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7PM Book Reading: Lee Epstein, author of How I Learned to Breathe Under Water: A Rite of Passage from Crippling Disability to a New Normal. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

7PM Classics on Hudson: Iva Bittov | Violin and Vocals. Helena Baillie | Violin. Bard String Quartet. Info: www.hudsonoperahouse.org. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson, $35.

7PM-11:30PM Acoustic Night Open Mic/Open Stage Jam & Potluck!    Bring a plate and or beverage to share responsibly!! The gallery receives no grants or public funding.  $5.00 donation / musicians free.The Gallery, 128 Main St,Stamford.

7PM-9PM Santoor Concert. An evening to relish the divine sounds of Indian Classical Music. Vinay Desai will play the Santoor accompanied by Suryaksha Deshpande on Tabla. Info: www.shantimandir.com or 845-778-1008. Shanti Mandir, 51 Muktananda Marg, Walden.

7PM Classics on Hudson’s Annual Concert Series: Folktales and Myths: Travels through Hungary and Beyond. Iva Bittova | Violin and Vocals. Helena Baillie | Violin. Bard String Quartet. Champagne reception to follow. Info: 518-822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org. HudsonOpera House, West Room, Hudson, $35.

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.

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 Orchestra Now: Concert 3. Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director. Info: www.fishercenter.bard.edu or 845-758-7900. Bard College, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $35, $25.

8PM Amy and Leslie Valentine’s Concert. Info: 845-658-9048. Rosendale Café, 434 Main St, Rosendale.

8PM Tom Benton’s Hi-Def Band. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Harrisongs: George Harrison Birthday Tribute. Featuring Pete Santora & Tom “Lennon” Raider. An evening of All Beatles~All Night! Admission includes coffee, tea & munchies. Info: 845-331-2662 or www.AirStudioGallery.com. AIR Studio Gallery, 71 O’Neil St, Kingston, $10.

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-11PM New Music Night with the Beautiful Bastards alongside opening act El Yeah.. No cover, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

8PM Valentine’s Cabaret: The Romance of Strayhorn. A night of Strayhorn and more in tribute to romance on Valentine’s weekend. Led by Caleb Curtis of Walking Distance and featuring Adam Coteì on bass and Jeremy Siskind on piano. Deer Mountain Inn, Tannersville. Admission: $20pp, cash at door.

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.

10PM Soul Clap 5 w/ DJ Jonathan Toubin. Info: bspkingston.com/event/soul-clap-5-w-dj-jonathan-toubin/ BSP, Front Room, 323 Wall St, Kingston, $10.

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