Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Feb. 25-Mar. 5)

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Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events. The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday on page 3; Saturday on page 4; etc.

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If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at [email protected]. Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newspaper as a community service and on a space-available basis. Almanac Weekly’s calendar is printed on Tuesdays, so we must receive all entries no later than the previous Friday at noon. If you’d like to speak with Donna directly, call (845) 334-8200 ext. 104.


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Early Bird Discount & Full Scholarships available for Woodstock Youth - ages 9-12 & 13-17. Registration open: Voice Theatre’s Summer Youth Workshops July 11th–24th. A fun, supportive environment for young people to explore theatre skills. Professional instructors will lead a program of acting, theatre games, the speaking voice, movement, improv and physical theatre. Each five-day workshop plus Saturday rehearsal finishes with an Open Presentation.   In the air-conditioned Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock. Beginners are welcome. Session 1: July 11-17. Session 2: July 18-24.   Sibling discounts available. Info & registration contact Shauna Kanter: [email protected] | 845-679-0154 |www.?

Become a Reiki Instructor! Take a life-transforming Reiki Master course, combining Traditional Japanese Reiki , Shamanic Reiki, and Ancient Qi Gong Healing methods. Held on five Mondays starting March 14, 12:15-3:45pm at 77 Cornell st. Kingston, Suite 116. Cost: $500. Prerequisites: Reiki I & II (from me or another instructor). call Michael 845-389-2431

Save the Date: Ashokan Maple Fest (3/12,10am-4pm). All day pancake breakfast, tree tapping demonstrations, blacksmithing demonstrations, hikes to the covered bridge cathedral gorge and the sugar shack. Live music by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason and Story Laurie & Ira McIntosh! Entry: $5 (Kids under 5 free). Pancake Breakfast: $6, Blacksmithing Experience: $5. Link to the event: Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road Olivebridge.

Upcoming Book, Soup and Chili Sale (3/12, 9am-3pm). 100’s of books for sale plus a huge selection of homemade soups and chili for sale by the quart for take out. Stock the freezer and grab something to read untilspring arrives.Katsbaan Reformed Church, 1800 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties.

Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program Accepting Applications. Due by 4/8. The residencies run from July through September and artists can choose to stay from a couple days to a full week, depending on availability. Info: or [email protected]

Upcoming Swing Dance to The Gordon Webster Sextet (3/12, 8:30-11:30pm). Beginner’s lesson 8-8:30pm; followed by the Dance from 8:30-11:30pm. Admission $15/$10 full time students. Every One Welcome. The Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.   Sponsored by Hudson Valley Community Dances. Info: or 845 454-2571.

Upcoming Art Workshop with Susan Togut. Meets Tuesdays, 1 - 3 pm. 16 weeks of guided projects. Open to all Woodstock residents 55 and older for a voluntary materials fee. Backstage at Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Road, Woodstock. Info:

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington offers a night out in the Berkshires. The beautiful historic theater offers music, dance, theater, opera, movies and family programs. Check our calendar for upcoming events. Info:   413-528-0100 or

Upcoming: High Woods Sportsmen’s Club Swap & Sell (3/13, 8am-5pm).Rain or Shine - Indoors. High Woods Sportsmen’s Club, 870 Church Rd (Zena-High Woods Road), Woodstock. Info: Wolfie 845-866-3177.

Contest to Locate the Perfect Cover Photo for the 2016-2017 Membership Directory & Visitor’s Guide. The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers. Deadline: 3/7. Info: [email protected] or 845-876-5904. Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce, Rhinebeck.

Fluid Ecologies: Hispanic Caribbean Art from the Permanent Collection. an exhibition of thirteen works on paper by seven of the most celebrated Hispanic Caribbean artists of the last five decades. Exhibts through 5/8. Info: 845-437-5632 Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie.

Sign Up Now! Tractor Safety Certification Course for Teens. The course meets March 22, 24, 29, 31, and April 5 at 7 pm. Driving practice and test in May. Deadline: 3/11. Register online Space islimited to the first 20 paid registrants. Ulster County, $50.

Register Now! 2016 New Paltz Challenge Run( 6/19). A half-marathon, Family 5K, and/or kid’s 1-mile run. Proceeds will benefit the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and its community projects. Reg reqr’d for half-marathon. Info: or 845-255-0243.

Call for Art: Catskill Interpretive Center New Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.   Deadline 4/1. The guidelines for submitting proposals can be downloaded from Info: 845-586-2611. Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Rte 28, Mount Tremper.

“Explore America” Master Gardeners Bus Trip to Philly Flower Show (3/8).   Explore America” will celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service with acres of gardens, floral displays and adventure experiences. Reg reqr’d. Info:/ or 845-340-3990. Kingston, $80.

Open House at The Spa at Honor’s Haven Resort (2/28, 2-6pm). Celebrating 8 Years of Providing Restorative Treatments & Classes with an Open House.Those who attend will have the opportunity to take advantage of 5-minute chair massages, aura readings, simple meridian exercises, and a tour of the Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, and Sauna areas, as well as nosh on some healthy snacks and smoothies.Free to everyone who attends. Membership and spa treatment discounts will be available throughout the day!The Spa at Honor’s Haven Resort , 1195 Arrowhead Rd, Ellenville. Info: 845-210-3087 or email [email protected] or

Register Now! Breathe/ Chant/ Envision/ Reflect/Connect. A bimonthly musical, meditative journey to reset, renew and inspire … with a variety of talented musicians, eclectic instrumentation, original mantra music and lyrical verse that provide the perfect landscape for your reflections and intentions… Dreamy, mellow, deep, lighthearted, rockin’… a powerfully engaging and potent odyssey into your own heart and the heart of the world.Promoting personal and collective wellbeing through voice, music and a vision for a better world. Info: other Sunday,4:30-6pm, $15. At the Living Seed, 521 Main Street, New Paltz.

Jurying Begins for The Woodstock-New Paltz 35th Art & Crafts Fairs. Scheduled for Memorial (5/28-5/30) & Labor Day (9/3-9/5)Weekends. Jurying begins 1/28.Details at or contact Scott Rubinstein at 845 -246 -3414.

The Chamber Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Ten Local Scholarships for 2016. All applications must be submitted online via the scholarship portal hosted by The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Applicants should create a login ID and password and will then be able to access his or her application at any time. Applications will be accepted through 4/1.

Register Now: 2nd Annual Walkway Marathon Race. Scheduled for 6/ 11 & 6/12, Races Feature Dutchess, Hudson Valley Rail Trails. Runners registering for any of the Walkway Marathon races can do so at Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

Notice: The Office for the Aging is pleased to announce the Rhinebeck Senior Friendship Center has moved to a new location at the Memorial Lutheran Church located at 1232 Route 308, Rhinebeck. The Friendship Center is open every Monday – Thursday between 10 am - 2 pm. Transportation to the center and weekly grocery shopping may be available for those without a car. All of our eight Senior Friendship Centers serve a nutritious midday meal and offer plenty of opportunities for socialization and events. For more information about the Rhinebeck Friendship Center, call 845- 758-0571 or 845-486-2555.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Dogs. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Males, $120 and up; females, $150 and up; includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, and cone collar. All surgeries performed by appointment only; Also, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Stationary Clinic for Cats. $70 per cat includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim.All surgeries performed by appointment only. Info: 845-343-1000. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown.

Apply Now ! 2016   Catskill Center’s Senior Scholarship Program. Applications are due by 3/11. Award recipients will be announced the beginning of April. To apply: or contact Katie Palm at [email protected]

Dutchess County “Senior Citizens of the Year” search has officially begun. Categories of Senior Male, Senior Female or the Senior Citizen Couple of the Year. Info and application: 845-486-2555.

Greene County Council on the Arts announces their Exhibitions for 2016 - Words & Images. This show is an exploration of the integration of words and images to tell stories, including graphic novels, illustrations, comic books, and animation. Open to all mediums, including video.Submission deadline: 2/27;Show dates: 4/23 - 6/4; & Reception - 4/23. Info:

Free AARP Tax Prep at Libraries Begins in February. The Library District partners with AARP to provide free Tax Preparation assistance at two locations in Poughkeepsie. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program provides free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Tax Preparation assistance is available by appointment only.  Call 211 or 800- 899-1479 to schedule an appointment. The Boardman Road Branch Library is located at 141 Boardman Road in Poughkeepsie.

Search For 100 Year Olds! Do you know a Dutchess County resident who will be turning 100 or older anytime this year, or a couple celebrating 70 or more years of marriage?  If so, call   845- 486-2555.   The Office of Aging would send them a personal invitation to their Annual Celebration of Aging luncheon which is held each May, Older Americans Month.  All honorees and their guest are admitted free. Also honored at the Celebration of Aging are the Dutchess County Senior Citizens of the Year.

Design a Sun Catcher Contest! Design a sun catcher with the theme of “American Patriotism” and it might be the 2016 winner. Download the form from the website to submit your artwork. Gillinder Glass Factory, Port Jervis. 845-856-5375,

Family of Woodstock Hotline Training ( thru 3/9). Training covers the core of Family’s phone and texting hotline and walk-in services. Training topics include domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and substance abuse. Info: 845-679-2485 Family ofWoodstock, 16 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

Woodcarving Classes (begin 3/9). Led by master woodcarver Andy Willner. Pre-registration is through the Museum. Info: Hudson River Maritime Museum, Riverport Wooden Boat School, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, $180, $20 /material fee.

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