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

Saturday 2/27

Call For Art! Campsite: 2016 edition of the Hudson Valley Artists series, will be curated by Corinna Ripps Schaming. Deadline is 3/21. Info: SUNY New Paltz, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz.

Catskill Center’s Economic Development Forum. The second of four monthly economic development winter forums will focus on the role of recreational tourism in the Catskills. Info: 845-586-2611 or Catskill Center, 43355 Route 28, Arkville.

Jazzstock presents 2012 NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan in Duo with longtime collaborator Cameron Brown. Info: or 845-802-0029. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, $40 /first 2 rows, $30.

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, 32Broadway, Kingston.

9AM-4PM Jenny Nelson: Exploring Abstraction Workshop. February 27 & 28, 2016. Saturday-Sunday. Info: Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, $255.

9AM-4PM Friends of the Kingston Library Winter Used Book Sale. The sale raises funds to support library programs, such as the popular children’s Super Saturday series. Info: 845-331-0507. Kingston Library, Library Basement, 55 Franklin St, 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-3:30PM Defensive Driving Class designed to help prevent and avoid accidents through techniques developed by the National Safety Council and approved by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Info: or 845-339-2025. SUNY Ulster, KingstonCenter, 94 Mary’s Ave, Kingston, $45.

9AM John Burroughs Natural History Society Field Trip: Early Migrants on the Rondout. Trip leader Carol Weber ([email protected] or 914 388-1569) Party will travel upstream to the High Falls area. Info: Rosendale Shopping Center Parking Lot, Rt.32, Rosendale.

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.

10AM Children’s Program: “Sun, Soil and Seed” Info: 518-398-1927. Pine Plains Free Library, 7775 S Main St, Pine Plains.

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, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Newburgh.

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

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 Forum at The Catskill Center to Build Understanding of the Catskill’s New “Industry.” The impact and future of recreational tourism on the Catskill region will be explored in depth to build greater understanding among community leaders and business people. Geddy Sveikauskas, member of the Catskill Center’s Board of Directors, who will chair the meeting. Speakers and other participants from New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), regional chambers of commerce, environmental experts, NY State licensed guides, hiking club leaders, hotel representatives and others will share insights on how the past five years of recreational tourism growth has impacted their work and lives. Roundtable discussions will follow each presentation.The public is invited to attend and the meeting will end around 1pm.Roundtable discussions will follow.Catskill Center,43355 Rt 28, Arkville. Info: 845-586-2611.

10AM-12:30PM VA Benefits Clinic. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs i. Info: [email protected] or 845-561-1259. SUNY Dutchess, Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery / Washington Center, Poughkeepsie, free.

10AM-2:30PM Spinning Workshop. Longtime spinner and artist Carol Mauriello will take you through the creation of one of a kind skeins of fiber known as “art yarn” using a spinning wheel. Bring a bag lunch. Advance registration required. Info: or845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

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-3PM Saugerties French Club Flea Market. (Snow Date March 5th). Saugerties High School, 310 Washington Ave, Saugerties, $2, $1 /senior/student, free /child.

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-3PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: A Sugaring Off Celebration. Celebrate the beginning of Maple Sugar season. a Maple Sugar tour, special crafts, games, and Native American story telling around the camp fire. Enjoy treats of the sweet season and learnsome fun recipes for Maple Syrup. Info: 845-534-5506. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $10, $7 /child.

11AM Saturday Morning Family Series: Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer. Info: 845-876-3080. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck.

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.

12PM-1:15PM The Amazon! From Ecuador to Peru. Speaker Bill Fiero will discuss his many trips to this fascinating ecosystem. Info: 845-255-1255 or . Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

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.

12PM-8PM Saturday Newburgh Last Saturdays. A celebration of art, music, poetry, and shopping. Last Saturday of every month shops, galleries, studios and restaurants are open on Liberty St, Grand St, Ann St. Info: 520-609-1866. Newburgh.

12:30PM-6:30PM Tarot Readings with Stephanie. Every Saturday. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /25 minutes, $40 /45 minutes.

1PM-4PM Seeing It Through #2: Image Transfer Workshop. With artist Tina Chaden. Image transfer is an amazing technique enabling an artist to layer one transparent image over another creating a collage of richness and depth. Ages 13 & up. Pre-reg reqr’d. Info:[email protected] Athens Cultural Center, Athens, $25 /material fee.

1PM-3PM Deep Air: Interdisciplinary Arts Reading Series. A series of talks designed to navigate artistic practice as it relates to travel, ecology, history, and landscape topics. Ages 10 & up. Tea and cake will be served and a healthy Q&Afollows artist talks. Info: Olana, Wagon House Education Center, Hudson, $10.

1PM-2PM Book Lover’s Party. Learn how to download free eBooks onto your device. Registration Required. Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

2PM-4PM Women’s Studio Workshop’s 19th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta Fundraiser. Early Admission. Info: 845-658-9133 or Rosendale Community Center, 1055 New York Rte 32, Rosendale, $5.

2PM-4PM Master Crystals as Ascension Tools with Mirabai’s Crystal Reader Mary Vukovic. Discussion and work with various master crystals to alleviate Ascension symptoms, detoxify both physically and spiritually, raise our frequency and integrate highervibrational energies. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $25.

2PM 4th Grade Art Show Opening. Info: 845-657-2482 or The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan.

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.

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

3PM Artist Talk: Marieken Cochius Invisible Nature. Exhibits through 3/6. Info: or 845-440-7901. Matteawan Gallery, 436 Main St, Beacon.

3PM Book Reading & Signing: Carol Goodman, author of River Road. Info: Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave, Albany.

3:30PM- 7PM Ladies in Music: Emmaretta Marks, Veronica Kent & Journey Blue Heaven.   Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

4PM-6PM Opening Reception: 4th Annual Woodstock Day School Art Exhibition. Young artists from the Woodstock Day School will be showcasing their creative talents. February 26 through February 28. Info: Kleinert/James Center forthe Arts, 36 Tinker St, Woodstock.

4PM-7PM Women’s Studio Workshop’s 19th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta Fundraiser. Featuring live music by Dog on Fleas. Info: 845-658-9133 or Rosendale Community Center, 1055 New York Rte 32, Rosendale.

5PM Clearwater Environmental Justice Celebration Concert. Performances by Corey Glover, Decora, Michael Monasterial, Terri Gittens, Gregory Charlemagne. The master of ceremonies will be Poet Gold. All proceeds from the benefit will supportHudson River Sloop Clearwater. Info: 299 Washington St, Newburgh.

5:30PM-7PM Newburgh Learn to Swing Dance Workshop for Beginners. Instructors Linda and Chester Freeman. . $25 per person registered. For more information and to register visit or 845-236-3939. La Maison du Etre Bien (House of Wellness), 87 Liberty St, Newburgh.

6PM-8PM Spring Fashion Show Benefit for Spectrum Services. VIP Reception and Fashion Show; 6-8pm $25. Fashion Show Only; 7-8pm $10. VIP Pre-Show Reception includes wine, beer, hors doeuvre and the show. Door prizes, raffles. Info: 845-338-2800. WoodstockHarley-Davidson, 949 Rt. 28, Woodstock.

6PM Poetry Reading & Open Mic & Potluck. Info: 845-657-2482 or The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan.

6:30PM Laura Ludwig presents Poetry and Performance Art. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

7PM 24th Annual DanceFest! 2016 Experience a world of dance with works presented by twelve of the Hudson Valley’s finest dance studios. (snow-date: Sunday February 28, 2022 at 7 pm). SUNY Ulster, Quimby Theatre, Stone Ridge, $18, $12 /senior/child.

7PM Book Signing: Alison Gaylin, author of What Remains of Me. Abigail Thomas will interview Gaylin and Refreshments will be served. in conversation with Abigail Thomas.      Sponsored by The Golden Notebook. Held at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Tinker St, Woodstock.

7PM Bachanalia. Hudson Opera Theater performs Magnificat, Brandenburgh No. 5, Christ Lag in Todesbanden. Soloist, chorus and orchestra. Conducted by Ron De Fesi. Info: or 845-661-0544. First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, Monroe.

7PM Queen of the Hudson Concert Series presents New York classical pianist and composer Katya Mihailova performs. Info: 917-482-3691. Atlas Industries, 11 Spring St, Newburgh.

7PM Chanting with the Spirit Brothers Band. Chants may come from many traditions including Sanskrit Kirtan, Native American, Sufi and Ancient Christian. Info: 845-255-1559 or Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $10.

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-9:30PM Live Music & Noodles. PopUp Gypsy Band. Gypsy, Hungarian, and Klezmer. Donation recommended. Info: or 845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Corey Glover’s Soul Project! (Soul). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:30PM Jazzstock presents Concert with 2012 NEA Jazz Master Shela Jordan in duo with longtime collaborator bassist Cameron Brown.Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock. $30 /gen adm / $40 seating first two rows. Info & ticket: or 845-802-0029 (leave a message to make reservations).

7:30PM-10:30PM Third Saturday Contra Dance. Bill Fischer calling & music by Wry Bred. Info: or 845-473-7050. Admission $10/5 full time students. St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM-9:30PM Funny Business (Round Two). Presented by Mohonk Mountain Stage Company . Woodland Pond of New Paltz, 100 Woodland Pond Circle, New Paltz, $15.

7:30PM TheaterSounds Hudson Valley Playreading Series: Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass wit of Molly Ivins. Play by Margaret and Allison Engel. Admission is by donation. Info: 845-657-6303. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston.

8PM “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer” Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls. Will benefit The Grace Smith House. Tickets: by donation/pay what you can. Info: 845-876-3080. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck.

8PM Breakaway featuring Robin Baker. Info: or 845-687-2699. High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

8PM The Whispering Tree. Genre: folk. Info: or 845-338-0333 Art Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston, $5.

8PM The Lone Bellow. Info: Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, $35 /seating, $30 /standing.

8PM-11PM The Ben Rounds Band. Country rock, blues & rockabilly. No cover, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

8PM ‘Chili Night’ at the Elmendorph Inn! Enjoy a variety of homemade chili, cornbread and salad and listen to live music by Maggie Rothwell. Info: 845-758-1920 or [email protected] Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook, $10, $6 /10 & under.

8PM Slam Allen. Info: 845-658-9048. The Rosendale Cafer, 434 Main St, Rosendale, $15.

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

9PM Adrien Reju Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

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