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

Thursday 2/25

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 Qi Gong with Marilyn St. John. On-going qi gong class using gentle movement and relaxation to circulate the life energy. All ages and fitness levels. $8 donation requested. Info: 845-679-8700. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. www.woodstockyogacenter.com.

9AM-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

10AM-11:30AM Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! Info: 845-679-6250. $12 for one or $22 for two. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston.

10AM-4PM Suburban Landscapes (2/25-2/28). Last weekend to catch Terry Straus’ art on the suburban condition. An innovative combination of traditional landscape and pop art with a provocative eye towards contemporary life. Info: 845-569-4997, www.rain.org/-karpeles. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Newburgh.

10:AM - 11AM Gentle Yoga with Cory Smith. Focusing on the details of alignment and the development of muscular core strength at a slow pace. $8 donation requested. Info: 845-679-8700. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.www.woodstockyogacenter.com.

10:30AM-2PM Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads - Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Info: www.tivolilibrary.org or 845-757-3771. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, $1.

11AM-12PM Free Feldenkrais Ongoing Community Class. Meets on Thursdays, 11am - 12pm. Method of international reputation helping Healing, Longevity and Improved Balance and Movement Coordination.Call to register and for short telephone interview. 845-679-6299. Leave message when to return your call and your telephone number. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock.

11AM-12:30PM Homeschool Group. Program for homeschooled kids, ages 5 and up. Various topics in history will be covered. All are welcome! Info: www.tivolilibrary.org or 845-757-3771. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

11:30AM Cuddletime. 0-2 yrs. Children’s Program. Info: 845-338-5580 Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

1PM-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212, Woodstock.

4PM Nursing Information Session. Nursing Program Now Accepting Students from Outside Ulster County. For further information and reservations, please call the Admissions Office at (845) 687-5022 or RSVP online at: www.sunyulster.edu/nursinginfo. SUNY Ulster, HardenberghHall, Nursing Lab (HAR 134), Stone Ridge.

4:30PM-5:30PM Meditation Support Group. Every Thursday at Mirabai. 30 minutes seated meditation followed by 15 minutes walking meditation. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $5 /donation.

5PM-8PM Sketch Class. A traditional sketch class (drawing the figure) format of numerous poses which will lengthen in duration as determined by the monitor. $50/4 consecutive classes. January 21-December 15, Thursdays. Info: www.woodstockshcoolofart.org. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, $20 /session, $50 /4 classes.

6PM-8PM Accessing the Angelic Realms and Higher Guidance with Margaret Doner. You will work with various angelic energies and begin to understand how to recognize and integrate their vibration into your daily life. Each participant will “meet” a differentangelic energy to contact and work with. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $25.

6PM-7:30PM Free Community Dinner. Info: 845-657-2482 or www.olivefreelibrary.org. The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan.

6PM-9PM A Winter of Cyclists: A Chill Ride, Show & Tell and Film. Bike-Friendly Kingston, a bicycle club and advocacy group is hosting a film, A Winter of Cyclists, show & tell and an easy group ride. Info: 914-646-0763, [email protected] Seven21 Media, Kingston.

6PM-7PM Free Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Meets every Thursday, 6-7pm. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale.

6PM First Thursday Book Club. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

6PM-8PM Japanese Movie Night: Densha Otoko. Directed by Shosuke Murakami, screenplay by Arisa Kaneko, original novel by Hitori Nakano. Info: www.GKnoodles.com or 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz, free.

6:15PM Gyrotonic 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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

6:30PM Not Your Mama’s Book Group. Meets monthly, on select Thursday evenings . The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman will be discussed. Info: www.poklib.org or call 845-485-3445 x 3702. Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie.

6:45PM A Wee Bit of Murder. Presented by ACME Mystery Company. Ticket price includes a three-course dinner and the show. Interactive dinner theatre with an Irish flare. Info: 845-471-7026. Mahoney’s Irish Pub, 35 Main St, Poughkeepsie, $45.

7PM-8:30PM Shawangunk Ridge Free Public Lecture Series Plant and Animal Mimicry. Featuring   Dr. Elizabeth Long, Mohonk Preserve Director of Conservation Science. Info: www.mohonkpreserve.org/events. SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center, Room 102, Stone Ridge.

7PM-8PM The Serious Side of Food. Discussion series led by Professor Joseph Campisi of Marist College. Please register ASAP by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 845-757-3771. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

7PM New World Writers Night. Fearturing poet Mark Wunderlich. Readings include an open mic (5 minute limit) which can be poetry or prose. Info: 845-246-0900. New World Home Cooking, 1411 Route 212, Woodstock.

7PM-8:30PM Meeting of MECR (Middle East Crisis Response) a group of Hudson Valley residents joined together to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East. Info: 845-876-7906 or www.mideastcrisis.org. Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

7PM Sonic Cyborgs Residency. Chrorost and Pinch will also be in conversation about all things cyborg. Info: www.vassar.edu. Vassar College, Taylor Hall, room 102, Poughkeepsie, free.

7:15PM 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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

7:30PM Trivia with Paul Tully and Eric Stamberg. Come and test your knowledge for a fun night of trivia. Teams compete for first and second place prizes. Info: www.highfallscafe.com or 845-687-2699. High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

8PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, & Eric Weissberg. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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