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

Saturday 3/5

8AM-4PM American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Course. designed to prepare American Heart Association instructors to disseminate the science, skills and philosophy of resuscitation programs to participants enrolled inAmerican Heart Association courses. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-475-9742. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, $400.

9AM Pilates Springboard/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 Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 845-246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

9AM-1PM American Heart Association BLS & Heartsaver Skills & Testing Day. (Online Part 1 must be purchased separately); call 845-475-9742 to register. Reg reqr’d. This class handles Part 2 and 3 of the course, where participants are required to practice andtest skills with a certified instructor. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, $50.

9:30AM-11AM 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.

9:30AM CFD Death Café. Music for mingling and registering begins at 9:30am with Busking for Bread - the Death Café Troubadours. The Death Cafe conversation starts promptly at 10am and ends at noon. Info: 84-802-0970. Health Alliance Hospital, Auditorium, Mary’s Ave, Kingston.

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: Old Dutch Church, Kingston.

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 Pilates Springboard/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.

10AM Life Drawing at Unison. Info: or 845-255-1559. An extra three hour life-drawing session every other Saturday at 10 am to give professional artists and students an opportunity to work with experienced models under controlled lighting. Thereis no instruction. Cost $20. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 845-687-7023.

10:30AM-1:30PM Ulster Literacy Association Tutor Training. The other hours for the course are on two Sundays, March 6 and 13, both from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Reg reqr’d. To register for the training, call the Ulster Literacy Association at 845-331-6837 or [email protected] Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

10:30AM-12:30PM Ukulele Lesson and Jam. First Saturdays. All ages, levels. With ukes to borrow and new songs each month. Beginners especially welcome. Info: or 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

10:30AM Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance! An up-close, interactive family experience with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street residents. $18.00-$62.00, reserved seating (includes $2 facility fee). Info: 845-454-5800 ext. 1201 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie.

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 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 Kids and Canvas. A fun-filled two hours of guided painting instruction with art supplies included, just for children. Refreshments. Preregistration required. Info: 845-534-2109, Painter’s Restaurant, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

11AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Sugarbush Tour. Tours:11am, 1pm, and 2pm: A one mile moderate hike through field and forest to the sugar shack (weather dependent.) Info: 845-534-5506 or Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $10, $7 /child.

11AM Saturday Morning Family Series: Celtic Heels Irish Dance . Enjoy Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes choreographed to energetic, hand-clapping, toe-tapping instrumentals. Info: 845-876-3080. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck.

12PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Maple Lane Tour. Tours:12pm and 3pm; perfect for little legs, a short walk from the Farmhouse to the sugar maple stand. Info: 845-534-5506 or Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

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.

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

1PM The Met: Live in HD : Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Info: 845-473-2072. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, $27, $20 /12 & under.

1PM 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Dutchess County. Grand Marshal is Bruce Coneeny. Info: 845-297-6938 or West Main St & Delavergne Ave, Wappingers Falls.

1PM-3PM Snowshoeing. Ages 8 and up. Enjoy a guided snowshoe walk led by environmental educator Fran Martino. If there is a lack of snow, this will become a walk without snowshoes. Info: Olana, Wagon House Education Center, Hudson, $10.

2PM Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance! An up-close, interactive family experience with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street residents. $18.00-$62.00, reserved seating (includes $2 facility fee). Info: 845-454-5800 ext. 1201 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie.

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.

2PM Friends of Historic Saugerties. An informal talk by Bill Merchant entitled: Overview: The D&H Canal, its impact on the area and its influence on the modern transport corporation. Info: 845-246-4317. Saugerties Public Library, Community Room, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

2PM-4PM Storybook, the unfacebook social unmedia. Coloring pages, marker, crayons, colored pencils just for ADULTs only please. Leave your cell phones behind. Info: Sasha Sun at [email protected] Reform Dutch Church, on the Green, Woodstock.

2PM-4PM Artist Reception and Talk: Susan Miiller. Being There. Plein air paintings. Exhibits through 3/11. Info: 845-586-2611 or The Catskill Center, Erpf Gallery, 43355 Route 28, Arkville.

2:30PM Children’s Program: Making Your Own Seed Packets to Plant. This hands-on experience gives children the opportunity to examine different types of seeds, ask questions, and learn the seasonality of many foods they eat. Info: or 845-876-4030. Starr Library, Rhinebeck.

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

4PM-7PM Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. Complete meal including dessert and beverage. Take Outs Available. Handicapped accessible. Info: 845-331-7099. United Reformed Church, Bloomington, $15, $13 /senior, $5 /under 12.

4PM-7PM Opening Reception: Ulster County Photography Club. Exhibits through 3/26. Info: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, Duck Pond Gallery, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, free.

5PM-8PM Opening Reception: “Paintings of Italy: Discoveries and Connections” 20 new paintings featuring images of Italy by Nancy Campbell. Exhibits through 3/26. Info: 845-338-0333 or Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston.

5PM-8PM Rhinebeck ArtWalk. Every third Saturday of each month, 5-8pm. Village of Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck.

6PM-11PM BowTie & Blue Jeans Dinner, Dancing & Live Auction. Honoring the YMCA Board of Trustee Members, YMCA Volunteer of the Year, and YMCA Longevity Award to one of our members. There will also be some fun surprises. Res reqr’d. Info: 845-338-3810 Ext 104 [email protected] Best Western Plus, Washington Ave, Kingston, $60.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Split Bill: Adrien Reju . Split Bill: Silver City Bound (formerly The Amigos) Info: or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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 Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles. 2nd set at 8:30pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7PM Old Chatham Quaker Meeting. Sweet Dreams. Rwanda’s first and only ice cream shop, Sweet Dreams, the women were intrigued. The film follows this remarkable group of Rwandan women as they emerge from the devastation of the genocide to create a new future forthemselves. Info: 518-766-2992. Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, free.

7PM-8:30PM Third Saturday Christian Open Mic (Coffee House). Come play or to listen. Meets every third Saturday, 7pm. Doors open 6:30pm.Acoustic solo, duo, groups welcome, perform original Christian songs & hymns. Hosted by Patrick Dodge.Refreshments available.Free will offering for Smile Train - Overlook United Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St, Info: [email protected], Woodstock.

7PM BookSigning with Robert Burke Warren, author of Perfectly Broken. Robert will read, play songs featured in the story, hold a Q & A, and sign books. There will be refreshments.Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker St,Woodstock.

7:30PM-10:30PM Kingston Swing Dance. $10 admission includes basic lesson at 7:30pm with instructors Linda and Chester Freeman and performance at 9pm. DJ dance til 10:30pm. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester (Rt9W) Kingston. No partner or dance experience necessary to attend. For more info visit or call 845-236-3939.

7PM Where in the Hell is Heaven on This Earth. Reservations required. Info: 845-294-4188, Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen.

7:30PM Suede in Concert. Info: 518- 434-1703 or Eighth Step at Proctors, 432 State St, Schenectady, $50 /golden circle, $30.

8PM A View From The Bridge. Play by Arthur Miller. Directed by Jack Wade. Info: 845-257-3880 or SUNY New Paltz, Parker Theatre, New Paltz, $18, $16 /senior/staff, $10 /New Paltz student.

8PM Warren Haynes. Genre: Folk. All ages welcome. Info: 518-473-1845. The Egg Performing Arts Center, 1 State St, Albany, $35.

8PM World Premiere Workshop of We’ve Got Our Eye on You. A new comic opera by composer and faculty member, Nkeiru Okoye. A Talk-Back session with the creative team follows each performance. Info: 845-257-2700 or visit SUNY New Paltz, Julien J. Studley Theatre, New Paltz, $10, $6 /senior/staff, $3 /student.

8PM-9:30PM Nat   Adderley, Jr. An evening of American Pop and Rhythm & Blues. Info: 845-784-1199, Lobby at the Ritz Theater, newburgh, $25.

8PM Women of Ireland All that is great about the traditions of Irish music, song and dance in one spirited, gorgeous performance. Info: 845-938-4159, West Point, Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point, $40.

8PM-11PM Jeff Bovee’s Midnight Train. No cover, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

8PM DJ Dave Leonard’s 21st Annual Pisces Party! Info: 845- 679-4406. Bearsville Theatre, Tinker St, Woodstock, $10.

8PM Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds. Soul-Funk Dance Party. Info: or 518-.828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

8PM Y&T Genre: Classic Rock. Info: 845-471-1966 or The Chance Theater, 6 Crannell St, Poughkeepsie.

8:30PM David Kraai and The Saddle Tramps. Info: 845-687-2699. High Falls Café, High Falls.

9PM Salted Bros. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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