Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (March 3-12)

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.

8:30AM International Women’s Day: “Fit Women make Fit Leaders.” The Women’s Leadership Alliance of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce annual march across the Walkway Over the Hudson. Info: or 845-454-1700 Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

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.

9AM Pilates Springboard -Reformer Class. 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.

9:30AM-11AM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going. Everyone welcome. Info: 845-679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rt 212, Woodstock.

9:30AM CFD Death Café. Death Cafe is not a bereavement support group but it is a safe and comfortable place to talk about end of life issues, dying and death with a view to living the best life possible. All are welcome, no fee, no registration. We provide coffee and cake, you provide the conversation. More information: Live music 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 Pilates Springboard -Reformer Class. 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-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. Ongoing. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10AM-1PM Sudbury Book Carnival $1 tickets can be purchased for games, food. $1 Carnival Games: Pick a Book as a PrizeRecycled Children’s Book Sale. Face PaintingPhotos with Clifford the Big Red Dog. Food and Bake Sale. Hudson Valley Sudbury School, 84 Zena Rd, Kingston.

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

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-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 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: 845-647-7989. 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-12:30PM Refurbish Café. Learn how to refurbish old furniture. They will be demonstrating techniques on a small desk and some glass tables. Come dressed for the mess! Info: or 845-255-8456. New Paltz ReUse Center, 3 Clearwater Rd, New Paltz.

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.

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.

12PM-5PM   Preview - March Antique Auction. Hosted by Carlsen Gallery Auctioneers & Appraisers. Previews held: Thursday, 3/3, Friday, 3/4 & Saturday, 3/5: 12-5pm; & Sunday, 3/6, 10am til the sale at 10:30am. Auction offers an array of fine antiques from various estates in the Hudson Valley, Albany & Connecticut. Covering a variety of traditional antiques and fine art up to mid century modern. A fully illustrated catalogue may be viewed online at Info: 518-634-2466 or [email protected]

12PM-1:30PM Girls Tech Club. For middle school girls. Learn about electronics, circuitry, and computer programming. 3-week workshop: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-757-3771 or [email protected] Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, $10 /material fee.

12PM-1PM Free Yoga Pizza Party. Ongoing. 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 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.

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 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.

1PM Met Live in HD: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Box Office: 845-339-6088. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston, $27.

2PM-4PM Opening Reception: “Outside the Lines” GCCA’s Annual Youth and Student Arts Exhibition. Exhibits through 4/16. Info:, 518-943-3400. GCCA Catskill Gallery, 398 Main St, Catskill, free.

2PM Free Meditation Instruction. On-going. Held in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

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 - 4PM Art Reception: Being There. Works by Susan Miiller. Show will run thru 3/11. The Erpf Center, Arkville.

2PM Matinee at the Shadowlands: The Hounds of the Baskervilles . Info: Shadowland Theatre, 157 Canal St, Ellenville.

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.

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 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.

2:30PM Artist Talk with Jordanna Kalman, fine art photographer from New York City. Followed by a reception in the gallery from 3 to 4 pm. Exhibits through 3/31. Info: orl 845-485-3445. Adriance Memorial Library, Mary Wojtecki Rotunda Gallery, Poughkeepsie.

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.

3PM-5PM Solarize Saugerties Launch Event. Saugerties kicks off its spring campaign to make going solar simpler and more affordable to residents and small business owners in Ulster County (and continuous areas of Greene County).Free informational presentation plus time to meet and talk with volunteer staff and installers. Info: [email protected], or Senior Center, 207 Market St, Saugerties.

3:30PM -7PM Ladies in Music. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

4PM-6PM WAAM Opening Reception. March Group Show, Michael Scudder Solo Show, Dan McCormack Active Member Wall, Small Works Show, and in the Youth Exhibition Space: Woodstock Primary School. Exhibition. Info: 845-679-2940 Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock.

4PM-6PM Opening Reception - Directors Choice: The Responsive Eye. Exhibits through 5/1. Info: 845-679-2940. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock.

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-7PM Oriole9 Restaurant presents its 98th Monthly Art Show Opening Reception. On view will be the very realistic oil paintings of Yuliya Pogreb and the evocative photographs of Saundi Wilson. The restaurant is located at 17 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY. All shows are curated by Lenny Kislin. For information call 845-679-8117.

5PM Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. Music of Bob Dylan, Folk, The Band, Originals. Info: 845-677-3611 Millbrook Library, 3 Friendly Ln, Millbrook.

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.

5:30PM-8:30PM Opening Reception: March Madness. Group show. 25+ artists do homage to the delightfully unhinged. Exhibits through 4/10. Info: Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park, 4338 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

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.

6PM First Saturday Concert Series and Open Mic: Lisa Brigantino & special guest, her sister Lori Brigantino. Pot luck dinner at 6PM followed by an open mic at 6:45PM. The second act is the featured performer. Info: 845-255-1255 or Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, free.

7PM Book SIgning: Robert Burke Warren, author of “Perfectly Broken.”   Sponsored by The Golden Notebook of Woodstock, Held at Kleinert James Center for The Arts, Tinker St, Woodstock Info: 845-679-8000 or

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

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.

7:30PM-10:30PM Hudson Valley English Country Dance. Workshop at 7pm. Caller: Michael Kernan. Band: Tiddely Pom: Sue Polansky, clarinet, Katie Jeannotte, piano, Stewart Dean, concertina. Info: Reformed Church of Port Ewen, Salem Rd, Port Ewen, $10.

7:30PM-10:30PM Kingston: March 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. No partner or dance experience necessary to attend. Info: or call 845-236-3939. MAC Fitness, SWING DANCE 7:30-10:30pm, 743 East Chester (Rt 9W), Kingston.

7:30PM 2015-2016 Coffeehouse Series: SoundTrax Band. An open mic format (sign-up 7pm) followed by the featured performers. Info: 845-229-0170 or [email protected] Unitarian Fellowship, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston, $6, $5 /senior.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8PM Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre (VRDT). The resident company at Vassar College, will span ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Info: 845-437-5370. Bardavon Theater, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $11, $7.

8PM Women of Ireland . Traditional Irish music, song and dance performance. Info: 845-938-4159, West Point, Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point, $40.

8:30PM David Kraai and The Saddletramps. 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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