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

Monday 2/15

Presidents’ Day Family Weekend (2/12-1/15). 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: Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd, Claryville.

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-9:50AM Senior Fit Dance for Seniors with Adah Frank. Dance and movement for strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Bring a mat. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

9:30AM Settled and Serving in Place (Kingston Chapter). A social self-help group for seniors who want to remain in their homes and community. Info: or 845-399-2805. Olympic Diner, Washington Ave, Kingston.

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 ext. 22. New Windsor Cantonment StateHistoric Site, 374 Temple Hill Rd, New Windsor.

10AM-12PM Senior Drama with Edith LeFever. Comets of Woodstock focuses on improvisation, acting exercises, monologues & scenes. Interested seniors are welcome to sit in. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10:30AM Robinson Wildlife, Live Animals. Info: 845-657-2482 or The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

11AM-2PM Free Community Fun Day. Free pony rides, pet mini horses, meet farm animals, enter the “high jump” competition. Info: 845-544-0969. Oz Farm, 280 Malden Turnpike, Saugerties, free.

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

12:15PM Rhinebeck Rotary Club Meeting. Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, 914-244-0333.

1PM Needlework Group. On-going every Monday, 1pm. Info:845-338-5580, x1005. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

1:30PM-3PM Minnewaska Preserve: Snowy Morning Snowshoe Outing. A one mile long snowshoe walk. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Peter’s Kill Area, Gardiner.

2PM-4PM Senior Art with Judith Boggess. In addition to instruction, art supplies and periodic group exhibitions, the class offers friendship and camaraderie. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for minimum contribution of $2. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock

3PM-5PM Math Help with Phyllis Rosato. From kindergarten to calculus. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

3:30PM-5:30PM Tail Waggin Tutors Reading Help. Trained TDI dogs return to the library. A perfect audience for early and reluctant readers, but open to anyone who would like to read to them! Every Monday through 3/28. Info: or 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, Phoenicia.

4PM Backgammon Club. Learn the game, pick up new moves, meet new people. Free, open to the public. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

4:15PM-5:30PM Healthy Back Class w/ Anne Olin. Build strength and increase flexibility and range of motion with attention to your special needs. Class is on-going and meets on Mondays, 4:15-5:30pm. $12/class. 28 West Gym, Maverick Rd & Rt 28, Glenford.

6PM Valentine’s Special Dinner. Youko will serve “Valentine’s Omakase Dinner for two”.  Enjoy her choice of delicious authentic Japanese dinner for two. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

6:30PM Qi Gong Series for Women’s Health. 6-week series held Mondays at 6:30pm thru 3/1. Help prevent health issues as well as to aid in healing already existing ones. Register at or 914-850-1202. Stone Ridge Community Arts, 3457 Main St, Stone Ridge.

7PM Alexandra Kleeman, Bard Fiction Prize winner and writer in residence will read from her work. Info: 845-758-7087. Bard College, Reem-Kayden Center, L szl¢ Z. Bit¢ ’60 Auditorium, Annandale-on-Hudson, free.

8PM A Party in Celebration of Black History Month. Featuring live music by Ras T Asheber & Frenz. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

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

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