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

Tuesday 2/16

7:30AM 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 Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

9AM-10AM Senior Dance Exercise with Inyo Charbonneau. The emphasis is on fun while benefiting from strengthening and aerobic exercise. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

9:30AM Serving and Staying in Place. SSIP/New Paltz. Regular Tuesday social breakfast meeting for seniors who want to remain in their own home and community. Info: 845-255-0609. Plaza Diner, New Paltz.

9:30AM 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.

10AM The Country Scrappers & Stampers Meeting. Meets every Tuesday. Come for the whole day or drop by for an hour or two. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 845-744-3055 for more information. Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1 Marl Rd, Walker Valley,

10:30AM Together Tuesdays with Francesca for kids birth through preschool. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

10:30AM Cuddletime. 0-2 yrs. Children’s Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

10:30AM-11:30AM Preschool Storytime. Join Miss Penny for reading, singing & crafting fun! For children ages 2-5. Info: 845-757-3771 or visit Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

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 Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

1PM Esopus Artist Group. [Adult Program]. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

1:30PM-3PM Israeli Folk Dancing with Josh Tabak at Unison, Steps will be taught at the beginners level or adjusted for participants. No experience required, just the joy of dancing to Israeli music. Info: 845-255-1559 or Unison Learning Center, 68Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $10 /suggested donation.

3:45PM-4:45PM Little Huguenots After-School Program. Grades: K - 2 (Ages 5-8). February 16, 23 - March 1, 8, 15. Info: or 845-255-1889. Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead Ave, New Paltz, $75 /5 week session.

5:30PM “Amazing African American Quilt History as Prelude, “ Quilter Kyra Hicks will give a talk, Included in the talk will be a slide show presentation of photos of quilts. Info: Vassar College, Taylor Hall, room 203, Poughkeepsie, free.

5:30PM Meeting to Support the Formation of a New Paltz Cooperative Art Gallery and Studio. A presentation and discussion around whats possible , wanted and needed in our community in order to operate and maintain a cooperative gallery and art center right in the village. The location is an inspiring 1400 sq ft, loft like space with views of the ridge, wood floors and exposed brick! 69 Main Street New Paltz. Event is free. 845-568-7540.n

5:30PM Frostbite Weekend. A winter treat of wine and fun, tastings and a chance to stock up on your favorite wines. Outdoor bonfire, Orange County Distillery, and live music on Saturday and Sunday. 11am-5pm. Applewood Winery, Warwick.845-988-9292,

6PM-7PM Weekly Sitting Meditation w/ walking meditation (instruction available). On-going Tues, 6-7pm. Free & open to the public. 658-8556 or Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6PM-8PM Phoenicia Community Chorus. On-going every Tuesday, 6-8pm. An opportunity to join with friends and sing. No need to read music! Info: 845-688-2169. Phoenicia Festival Office, 90 Main at Bridge, Phoenicia.

6PM-8PM Chicken Raising for Beginners. This class will go over everything you need to know to start raising your own chickens for fun or profit: housing and feeding needs, health management, weather and predator concerns. Info: or 845-340-3990 x311. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston, $20.

6PM-8PM Kingston’s Meeting - End the New Jim Crow Action Network, a Hudson Valley network dedicated to fighting racist policies of racial profiling, police brutality and mass incarceration (the “new Jim Crow”). 475-8781 or New Progressive Baptist Church 8 Hone St, Kingston.

6PM Book Reading: David L. Miller, Former Superintendent, Eastern NY Correctional Facility and author of “Punishment Enough: A Different Approach to Doing Time.” Ex-inmate Lou Mortillaro will join Mr. Miller at this event to provide additional perspectives. Info:[email protected] Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck.

6PM New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce for Wisdom of Women Event. Special guest speaker, Christine Hein, Executive Director of People’s Place. Res reqr’d. Info: or 845-255-0243. Deyo Hall, Huguenot St, New Paltz, $32.

7PM Book Reading: Brian Jaffe. author of Squeaking By, a painful, disturbing, and unexpectedly funny journey through life with Tourette Syndrome. Info: 845-255-5030. Elting Library, Steinberg Reading Room, New Paltz, free.

7PM-9PM Open Mic. On-going, Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 200 Main St, Saugerties, 845-246-5775.

7PM-8:30PM Weekly Opportunity Workshop . Meets every Tuesday night, 7pm-8:30pm.Free to attend: learn how to help the environment, raise funds for non-profit organizations, and save money over time! Novella’s, 2 Terwilliger Ln (across from Super 8), New Paltz.

7PM Open Mic. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

7PM-8:30PM Singing Just for Fun! New Paltz Community Singers. Everyone welcome, everyone gets to choose songs. Going 20+ years. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm. Info: [email protected] Quaker Meeting House, 8 N. Manheim Blvd, New Paltz.

7PM-10PM Jazz Jam. Every Tuesday, 7-10pm. 452-3232. The Derby, 96 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

7:15PM Rosendale Theatre’s Music Fan Film Series: The Amazing Nina Simone. Rosendale Theater, 408 Main St, Rosendale. $7.

7:30PM Life Drawing at Unison. On-going. Offering professional artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. $15.Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

7:30PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Evening Speaker Series. Iona Island: A Rich History. Learn all about Iona Island and its history in this illustrated presentation by Donald “Doc” Bayne. Info: www. hhnm.orgor call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Cornwall PresbyterianFellowship Hall, 222 Hudson St, Cornwall-On-Hudson, $8, $6 /chikl.

7:30PM Spaceballs. Box Office: 845-339-6088. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, $5.

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

8PM Open Mic Nite. Join host Ben Rounds and take your shot at becoming the next Catskills Singing Sensation! No cover. Tuesday is also Burger Night at the Cat - only $8. Info: 688-2444 or Woodnotes Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant.

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