Weekly’s calendar of events (March 10-19)

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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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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week’s (HVRW) spring season and10th Anniversary thru 3/ 20. Two-week dining event, which is presented by The Valley Table magazine, offers diners the chance to experience the best restaurants in the region at a fraction of the normal price point.Many Restaurant Week menus will feature the use of the Valley’s bounty and ingredients that the region is known for. Guests can expect to sample an abundance of colorful dishes featuring apples, onions, artisanal cheeses, mushrooms and more.For more details including a complete list of participating restaurants, visit the recently revamped website: www.HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com. Find The Valley Table’s Hudson Valley Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: #HVRW, #ToastToThe10th and @ValleyTable.

Indian Music Concert: Chirag Katti, Sitar with Ray Spiegel, Tabla. A rising star of sitar, Mumbai’s Chirag Katti has been called one of the most gifted musicians of his generation. A recipient of the prestigious “Surmani” award and scholarship by the Ministry of Culture in New Delhi, Chirag promises a bright future for Indian classical music. He is joined by Woodstock’s own Ray Spiegel on table. Saturday, March 12, 7:30pm at Woodstock Yoga Center. Doors open at 7:00 pm, first come first seated, unless paid reservations made in advance. $20, cash only at the door. Sponsored by Woodstock Music Circle. Info: Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock. Info: 845- 679-8700 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com.

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington offers a night out in the Berkshires. This historic theater offers music, dance, theater, opera, movies and family programs. Info: 413-528-0100 or www.mahaiwe.org/.

Upcoming: Shakespeare Story Theatre Workshop. A one day workshop for ages 7-9 is being offered by New Genesis Productions. The workshops will be held one Saturday a month from 1-4pm where these young ones will create, with the help of director, Emma Leigh, a play in a day! Workshops explore the play’s story, its characters and Shakespeare’s language through a modified rehearsal and performance.Each monthly class focuses on a different play. March 12:Twelfth Night. April.16: Hamlet. May 14: As You Like It$30 each class. info: Ron Aja or Lesley Sawhill at 845-657-5867 / email [email protected] www.NewGenesisProductions.org. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock.

Woodstock Contradance (3/12, 8-11pm). Live music by George Wilson & Toby Stover, caller Sarah Van Norstrand. Sponsored by Friends of Fiddle & Dance. $10. Info: 845-246- 2121 or www. ashokan.org. Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

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. voicetheatre.org.

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 whitecranehall.com.

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: ashokancenter.org/events/ashokan-maple-fest/. Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge.

Upcoming Book, Soup and Chili Sale (3/19, 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: www.catskillcenter.org or [email protected]

Senior Writing Workshop Welcomes New Members. Writers at all levels of experience, beginner to expert, are invited to join the Writers Workshop of the Woodstock Senior Recreation Program. Whether interested in non-fiction, short stories, plays, memoir, or poetry, writers age 55 and above may join the group, which meets in the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Road,Woodstock from 10:30am-12:30 pm. on Wednesdays as follows: March 23; April 13 and 27; May 11 and 25; June 8 and 22.The workshop stresses trying out new forms and content in a supportive atmosphere. No fee is required. The workshop is led by experienced writer, editor, and instructor Lew Gardner.Info: 845 679-2880.

Bus Trip to the Neue Galerie in Manhattan for an exhibit of Edvard Munch and Expressionism (4/13, 8am-5:30pm). Hosted by the Starr Library. $65 per person, which includes round-trip bus service from Starr Library to The Neue Galerie in Manhattan, entrance fee, and private group tour of the exhibit.Payment must be made by3/23.Register at 845-876-4030 or at Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

The Bardavon Announces the 44th Annual Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition. Finals are open to the public at Vassar College’s Skinner Hall!The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (HVP) String Competition Committee announce the 44th Annual HVP String Competition. The free competition featuring nearly 30 musicians will be held at Skinner Hall on the Vassar College campus on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday March 13, 2016.The full two-day schedule is as follows:First Round: Saturday, March 12, 9:30am - 6pSemi-final Round: Sunday, March 13, 10am - 12pm.Finals: Sunday, March 13, at 3pm. There is no admission charge and the competition is open to the public.

Hudson Valley Community Dances is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization committed to sharing the joy of dancing, preserving traditional music and dance and building community through dance. Dances take place in Dutchess and Ulster counties. These events are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Info:www.hudsonvalleydance.org or 845- 454-2571.

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 at www.reg.cce.cornell.edu/2016TractorSafety_251. 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: www.newpaltzchallenge.com 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 www.catskillcenter.org. Info: 845-586-2611. Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Rte 28, Mount Tremper.

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 www.quailhollow.com 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 WalkwayMarathon.org. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

Notice: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. Info: 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. tara-spayneuter.org. 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: www.catskillcenter.org 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.

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, www.gillinderglassstore.com.

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

Teen Photo Contest. Submission deadline: March 30th. For photographers in grades 8 through 12. Photos can be black and white or in color and must be taken in New Paltz. Categories include Portrait, Landscape, and Other. Info: 845-255-5030. Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz.

Sign Up Now! Kiwanis Kingston Classic, Race(4/23). Info: www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com Dietz Memorial Stadium, Kingston.

The Catskill Center is accepting application for the 2016 Senior Scholarship Program. Applications are due by Friday, March 11, 2016. Award recipients will be announced the beginning of April. To apply: www.catskillcenter.org or contact Katie Palm at [email protected]

Comedy Night Of The Stars. (4/2) Benefit for the Rondout Valley Food Pantry. Includes a Dessert Reception and Open Bar. Headliners include local favorites: Patrick Carlin (George Carlin’s Brother), Verna Gillis, Rich Shultis and Jimmy Q! Info: comedynightofthestars.com or845-594-9214 Diamond Mills, 25 South Partition St, Saugerties, $60. .

Master Gardener Fruit, Vegetable and Native Plant Sale. No orders will be accepted after Friday, April 1. Featuring perennial fruit and vegetable plants. No orders will be accepted after Friday, April 1. This year there will also be new pick-up dates and a new pick-up site: May 4, 5, and 6 from 10am-4pm. Info: ulster.cce.cornell.edu/events. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston.

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: www.catskillcenter.org or [email protected]

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