Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Mar 24-Apr 2)

Thursday 3/24

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 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

9AM Art  Exhibit by Sylvia Ruth Weinberg.  Featuring oil landscapes. Exhibit held during banking hours. Show will display thru 3/31. Bank of America, Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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

9:30AM-10:30AM Stretch and Flex with Diane Collelo Open to all Woodstock residents 55 & older, $1 donation requested. Town Hall, Woodstock.

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-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 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

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. Ongoing. Led by Tatiana Light. Method of international reputation helping Healing, Longevity and Improved Balance and Movement Coordination.Gentle and effortless exercise with immediate relaxation effect. Info:845-679-6299. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock, free.

11AM-12:30PM Homeschool Group Program for homeschooled kids, ages 5 and up. Various topics in history will be covered. All are welcome! Meets on the 3rd floor. Info: 845-757-3771 or  www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

11AM Penny Social. Sponsored by The Saugerties Columbiettes. Special table, food basket raffle, l 50/50 raffle, door prizes & lunch & light refreshments. Calling starts at 1pm. Columbus Hall, 19 Barclay St, Saugerties.

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.

2PM-3PM Brunch Inspired Foods.   Join Chef Lukas for this culinary demonstration in our Bistro. Sip a Mimosa as you watch the chef create a dazzling array of delicious, brunch-inspired foods. Tastes included!. Info 845-905-8000. The Fountains at Millbrook, 79 Flint Rd,

4PM Board Games. Info: 845-266-5530. Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck.

4:15PM Family Spanish Immersion Class. Diana Zuckerman leads a 6 week series of classes in Spanish for families. Classes through 4/28. A $15 material fee paid directly to instructor. Res reqr’d. Info: 845-255-1559 or www.unisonarts.org Unison Arts Center, , 68 Mountain RestRd, New Paltz, $18 /per class, $10 /child/per class.

4:30PM-5:30PM Meditation Support Group meets at Mirabai every Thursday. 30 minutes seated meditation followed by 15 minute walking meditation. Walk-ins always welcome. 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.

5PM “Savannah Stories.” New Musical by Debbie Lan. Performed by participants in the Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre Spring Performing Arts Intensive. Featuring a special guest performance Carol Caru Thompson a Shekere master, percussionist & story teller. Info:845-658-8989 Rosendale Theatre, , 408 Main St, Rosendale, $10, $5 /child.

5:30PM-7:30PM New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Mixer. Enjoy refreshments and conversation. Pre-registration is required. Info: newpaltzchamber.org or call 845-255-0243. One EPIC Place, 122 Main St, New Paltz.

6PM-7PM Teen Open Mic - Teens in sixth grade and up - First open mic night! All acts welcome. Bring a friend & show them what you’ve got! There will be snacks! Info: 845-757-3771 or www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

6PM-8PM Japanese Movie Night. Live Action Movie for dinner customer. Info: www.GKnoodles.com /845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Japanese Noodle Restaurant, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

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

6PM-7:30PM Lecture: Introduction to sustainability. A lecture about the core ideas of sustainability by Sustainability Coordinator Alistair Hall from Vassar College. Info: www.midhudsonheritage.org or 845- 214-1113. Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

6PM Book to Movie Special Event  “In Defense of Food.”  Potluck dinner during the movie, so if you’ll be coming, pre-register and tell them what dish you will be bringing. Info: 845-757-3771 or www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

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

6PM-7PM Beginning Tai Chi Chuan Class.Step-by-step instruction in the Yang Style Long Form, supplemented with qigong  exercises.  This is a 12-week series, but ongoing classes will be  available  $12  with a $2  per-class discount if you sign up for the series. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

6:15PM Gyrotonic Tower Class. Using 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 Holy Week and Easter Services: Maundy Thursday Service. Info: 845-246-7802. Saugerties United Methodist Church, 67 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

6:30PM-8PM Master Gardeners annual Winter Lecture Series.  Growing summer bulbs. Info: 845-340-3990 or ulster.cce.cornell.edu. CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston, $15.

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 Live @ The Falcon: Connor Kennedy & Minstrel Residency. Info: www.liveatthefalcon.com/ The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM  New World Writers Night presents poets Judith Kerman and Susan Hoover, both authors of newly published collections. Readings take place at New World Home Cooking, 1411 Route 212, between Woodstock and Saugerties. This reading will begin promptly at 7, so please arrive by 6:30 for dinner. Readings include an open mic (5 minute limit) which can be poetry or prose. No admission charge; we take a voluntary collection for the writers. Attendees who wish to have dinner before the reading can call 246-0900 for reservations.

7PM-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night. Info: 845-255-8811 or www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

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 A Tenebrae Service of Shadows. The story being told through Scripture and music. Musicians: Elizabeth Clark, Dorraine Scoffield, Mark Iberowick, Bruce Hildenbrand, Terri Massardo. Communion will be served. Info: 845- 246-2867. The Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St, Saugerties.

7:15PM Pilates Springboard - Reformer Class. A full body work out! Core stability and strengthening, full upper body and lower body program, classical and contemporary Pilates exercises. Info: 845-658-2239 or www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

7:30PM Living Last Supper. DaVinci’s painting comes to life on Holy Thursday. Free will offering. Info: www.poughkeepsiereformedchurch.org or 845-452-8110. Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie.

7:30PM Trivia with Paul Tully and Eric Stamberg. Info: 845-687-2699 or www.highfallscafe.com. High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

7:30PM Godspell - Preview Performance. Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak. Directed by Joyce A. Presutti. Info: 845-610-5900 or www.sugarloafpac.org. Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway,

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.

8PM Wanda Jackson. Info: helsinkihudson.com or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

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