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

Saturday 3/26

8AM John Burroughs Natural History Society Field Trip: Rondout Series- Kingston to Rosendale. Contact trip leader Matt Corsaro ([email protected] ) for details a week or less before the trip. Open to all. Info: www.jbnhs.org. Kingston Point Beach, Kingston.

9AM 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.

9AM-11AM Birding 101: Lecture and Hike. All Ages. Join Audubon NY education coordinator Larry Federman for an early spring birding event at Olana. Bring binoculars and wear sturdy walking shoes. Info: www.olana.org. Olana, Wagon House Education Center, Hudson, $10.

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 845-246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

9AM-3PM Spring Holiday Basket Weaving. Weave a Spring holiday basket woven with or with out a 14″ tall handle. Pre-reg reqr’d.Info: 845-255-1255 or www.gardinerlibrary.org. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner, $30.

9AM-2PM Gardiner Day Easter Plant Sale. Spring favorites in a variety of sizes and prices direct from the greenhouse. All proceeds support Gardiner Day on Sept 10, 2016. Gardiner Firehouse, Rte 44/55, Gardiner.

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 Rte 212, Woodstock.

9:30AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Bunny Hop. Learn answers to questions such as, why do cottontail rabbits have so many babies, and where do they nest? For adults and families with children ages 2 and up. Info: hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506. Hudson Highlands NatureMuseum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $8, $6 /child.

9:30AM-1:30PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve/Sam’s Point Area. Indian Rock Snowshoe. Please bring a lunch, water, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-647-7989. Sam’s Point Area, Visitor Center, Cragsmoor.

10AM-12PM Economic Development Forum. The third of four monthly economic development winter forums will focus on the role of the Internet and the digital services economy in the region. The public is invited. Info: 845-586-2611. Catskill Center, 43355 Rt 28, Arkville.

10AM 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.

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: www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org. Old Dutch Church, Kingston.

10AM-12PM EEL Monitoring Training Day. Need volunteers to monitor eels in Black Creek from March 26 -June 1. Volunteers will learn how to catch, count, weigh and release unharmed these important fish. Info: www.scenichudson.org. Black Creek Preserve, Esopus.

10AM-3:30PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Spring Wake-Up Hike. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Nature Cente, Gardiner.

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

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Ongoing. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10:30AM-12PM Read to Zoey. Zoey is a toy poodle and is certified by Therapy Dogs International. Info: 845-246-4317 or saugertiespubliclibrary.org. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

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 Easter Egg Hunt.  Preschoolers through children in 3rd grade search for chocolate eggs and have a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and other characters. Tribute Gardens Park, St. Josephs Dr, Millbrook, free.

11AM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Bunny Hop. Learn answers to questions such as, why do cottontail rabbits have so many babies, and where do they nest? For adults and families with children ages 2 and up. Info: hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506. Hudson Highlands NatureMuseum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $8, $6 /child.

11AM Spring Egg Hunt. Bring the family and join in for a spring egg hunt for kids 7 and under. Sponsored by Shop-Rite. Info: 845-457-4910. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 State Rt. 416, Montgomery.

11AM Forsythe Park’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Info: juniorleaguekingston.org. Forsyth Park, 150 Lucas Ave, Kingston.

11AM Spring Egg Festival. Activities will include an Egg Hunt, an Egg-Dyeing Station, a fun springtime craft, and a visit from live baby bunnies. Each participant can fill out a free ticket for an amazing Raffle Basket. Info: 845-266-5530. Clinton Community Library, 1215

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-2PM Teen Writing Club.  Hang out, talk about your work, get and give great ideas, and write. Info: 845-757-3771 or www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, free.

12PM Easter Egg Hunt.   Starts with 1-2 yr olds and then older age groups. Arrive early to sign in under the pavilion. Easter Bunny will be hopping around the park.Bring your own bag or basket to carry your eggs. Info: 845-626-2115. Town of Rochester Town Park, Granit Rd, Accord.

12PM-8PM Last Saturdays.   A celebration of art, music, poetry, and local shopping flavor. Info: www.facebook.com/NewburghLastSaturdays. Newburgh.

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.

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.

12:45PM - 1:30PM New Paltz Women in Black Vigil for Peace held in front of the Elting Library, corner of Main and North Front Streets in New Paltz. 15th year of standing for peace and justice. Info: [email protected]

12:45PM Middletown Recreation Egg Hunt. Free egg hunt. Toddlers will hunt for eggs in the softball field, ages 3-6 in the small shelter area and ages 7-10 in Lions Shelter Area. Francher- Davidge Park, Lake Ave, Middletown.

1PM Trout Tales 2016: A Fly-Fishing Celebration. 1-5PM Fish Fest $10 admittance (half a donation to Trout Unlimited) reservations suggested. 5-6PM Happy Hour Cash Bar. 6-8PM Dinner $25 plus tax reservations required. Info: 800-811-3351. Spillian, 50 Fleischmanns Heights, Fleischmann.

1PM-5PM Clothing Swap.   Bring some of your old pieces to exchange for new ones. Info: www.midhudsonheritage.org or 845- 214-1113. Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main St, Poughkeepsie, free.
1PM  Written In Stone, Ulster County’’s History Legacy  presents  A Day of Information About the Nathaniel Booth House.     Distinquished speaker: Stuart M. Blumin. Open to the public.  Free of charge.Kingston City Hall, Council Chambers, Kingston. Info: [email protected]

1PM-4PM Workshop. Reused, Renewed, Repurpoused Jewelry. Recycle broken pieces into a statement piece. Bring jewelry pieces, broken necklaces, old earrings, clasps, and anything else that sparks your imagination! Tools and some findings will be provided. Info:www.midhudsonheritage.org or 845- 214-1113. Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main St, Poughkeepsie, $10.

1PM Town of Plattekill Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your favorite Easter basket for collecting goodies! Lots of fun and activities, maybe even a visit from Peter Cottontail! Rain date set for Saturday 4/2. Info: Thomas Felten Memorial Park, 11 Patura Rd, Modena.

1PM-3PM Fun with Eggs Workshop with Barbara Boris. They’ll be exploring the versatility of the incredible, NON-edible egg prop. They will do both active and restorative asanas using these contoured blocks. Info: 845-679-8700, www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, $25.

1PM-5PM Free Class: Indigenous Knowledge- Amazonian Medicinal Plants and their impact in the modern world with Eda Zavala Lopez.  Info: www.rvhhc.org/ Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge.

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-5PM “Aid in Dying in New York: Your Right to Choose.”  A free community workshop. Guest Speaker: Laurie Leonard, LMSW Associate Director End of Life Choices, NY. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions, answers, and discussion. Info:www.TalkAboutDying.com. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston.

2PM-4PM Opening Reception: The Poetics of Space - Fred Guyot Selected Works 1990 to 2010. Info: 845-586-2611 or www.catskillcenter.org. Catskill Center, Erpf Center, Arkville.

2PM Bonita Jackson’s Empty Valuables coming to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre.Who assigns us value? And who has the power to take that value away? BST Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge St,  Catskill. $10. Info:  BridgeSt.org or call 518-943-3818.

2PM SIREN Baroque: All-female early music ensemble will present “Playful Mysteries” — instrumental music of the high baroque. Info: www.sirenbaroque.com or 646-512-2076. Olive Free Library, 4033 State Route 28a, , West Shokan, $15 /suggested donation.

2PM Godspell. Opening Night! 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, Sugar Bush.

2PM-4PM Opening Reception: “Intersecting Spaces.” Abstract exhibit by Fred Guyot. Exhibits through 5/27. Catskill Center, Erpf Gallery, Arkville.

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

3:30PM-7PM Journey & Friends (Folk, Rock & R&B). Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

5PM-7PM Closing Reception: “Trio: Augustus Goertz, Marianne van Lent & Brian Wood.”   Cross Contemporary Art ,81 Partition St, Saugerties.

5:30PM  Common Sense(s) . Panel discussion featuring Devin Morris, Stephanie Segura and more (moderated by curators Juan Madrid and Carlos Loret de Mola) Artists featured in CPW’s photozine exhibition “Common Sense(s)” discuss recent changes in the field. Info: 845-679-9957.The Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St, Woodstock.

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

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 Live @ The Falcon: Jeffery Gaines - solo acoustic. Opener: Jim Bacon. Info: www.liveatthefalcon.com/ The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM-9:30PM Live Music: Metropolitan Hot Club. Info: www.GKnoodles.com /845-255-8811. Gomen-Kudasai Japanese Noodle Restaurant, 232 Main St, New Paltz.

7:30PM Godspell. 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, Sugar Bush.

8PM-11PM Billy Reed and the Street People. Featuring Jimmy Eppard. No cover, 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s Inc, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

8PM Actors and Writers Theatre: “Wednesday’s Child.”  A new play by Mark St. Germain. Info: unisonarts.org or 845-255-1559. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $10 /suggested donation.

8PM Enter the Haggis. “Cheers and Echoes Tour.” The Ghost of Paul Revere opens the show. Info: 518-473-1845 or/www.theegg.org. The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, $28.

8PM Holy Crow Jazz Band Info: 845-.658-9048. Rosendale Café, 434 Main St, Rosendale.

8PM Yo La Tengo.  Info: helsinkihudson.com or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

8PM Levon Helm Studios presents Matt Andersen with Guest Amy Helm. Info:www.levonhelmstudios.com. Levon Helm Studios, The Barn, Woodstock, $50 /seating, $35 /standing room.

8:30PM Talking Fire Reggae Dance Party. Info: 845-687-2699 High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls.

9PM Professor Louie & The Crowmatix and New Riders Of The Puple Sage.   Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock.

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

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