Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Mar 31. - Apr. 9)

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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.


premier listings

Film Screening of Tibet in Song(3/31, 7pm), followed by Q&A with Director Ngawang Choephel. The first Tibetan film to win an award at the Sundance Film Festival, the film celebrates traditional Tibetan folk music and gives an engrossing account of Choephel’s six years as a political prisoner. Admission: Not charged. Event sponsored by the Music Program, the Asian Studies Program, the Human Rights Program & the Chaplaincy. At Olin 102, on Bard College Campus, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Contact: Tatjana Myoko von Prittwitz und Gaffron, at [email protected]

Tibetan Music Concert - Ngawang Choephel (4/1, 8pm)  will perform traditional Tibetan folk songs from his film and CD Tibet in Song. Preceded the day before by a screening of his film at Bard College, with Director’s Q&A. Concert admission: $15. At The Tibetan Center. Tickets at the door. Sponsored by DLMWeb. Contact: Patterson Schackne at 845-383-1774. The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston.

Ashokan Talent & Woodstock Music Lab presents STICK MEN (4/12,7pm)   featuring Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter. Fresh off the wildly successful King Crimson World Tour, it’s opening night of the PROG NOIR Tour.  Doors open 6pm, show at 7pm. Tickets: $20 adv/$25 day of show (gen adm).  Special Guests: Bernier & DeCarlo and the Paul Green Rock Academy Show band Advance tickets: Woodstock Music Lab 1700 Sawkill Road, Kingston.

Register Now! 15th Annual   Integrative Medicine Cancer Conference (4/17, 8:30am-4pm).  Offering workshops and guest speakers. Lunch & vendors. Visit   “The Doctor Is In.”   To register visit or call 845-339-HOPE. SUNY New Paltz, Lecture, New Paltz.

Sign Up Now! Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Race date: April 23. Details & Info: Dietz Memorial Stadium, Kingston.

Coach House Players presents Neil Simon’s California Suite. Show dates are April 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 pm & April 10 & 17 at 2 pm. For ticket reservations call 845-331-2476 or on line at Ticket prices are $20, with $18 for seniors 62 and over and children 12 and under.  Coach House Players 12 Augusta St. Kingston.

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington  Events. This historic theater offers music, dance, theater, opera, movies and family programs.  Info:   413-528-0100 or

Camp Belly Rub (4/2, 11AM-1PM )! Your Dog’s Social Network.  Dog Day Care Opening!  Call now for evaluation appointments!  or  845-514-2727.  Camp Belly Rub, Rt 32, 853 Flatbush Rd, Kingston.

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.

Audition Notice:  STS Playhouse Phoenicia. Casting  2 females  - age 25-50 and 30-40 for Angel Intrudes and the The Stronger.  3 males-  age 15-18, 30-40 for Witch of Coos and Tatters.  Performance Dates are June 10-12.  Call Susanne Traub 845-657-2189.

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: April 13 & 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.

Audition Notice: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.  Auditions held 5/14 at 1pm & 5/14 at 7pm. Callbacks: 5/16 at 7pm  at The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. All roles are open. No appointment necessary. Prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Bring a copy of your sheet music for the accompanist.  Be prepared to list all rehearsal conflicts. Performance dates: 7/ 29 -8/21. Further information email [email protected]

 Gardiner Summer Recreation Registration(4/1, 4:30 - 6:30 pm & 4/2, 10 am - 12 pm).  6-week summer camp open to Gardiner residents and non-residents as well.  For more information, go to

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.Register at 845-876-4030  or at Starr Library, 68 West Market St, Rhinebeck.

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. or 845- 454-2571.

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: 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 Info: 845-586-2611. Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 Rt 28, Mount Tremper.

Register Now: 2nd Annual Walkway Marathon Race. Scheduled for June 11 & 12, Races Feature Dutchess, Hudson Valley Rail Trails. Runners registering for any of the Walkway Marathon races can do so at Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

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  or contact Scott Rubinstein at 845 -246 -3414.

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. The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown.

The Mid Hudson Community Orchestra. New members needed-French Horn, Oboe, Trumpet, viola, cello and bass. Concert dates April 27 and May 13. Rehearsing Wednesdays, 7:30 -9:30PM. Info: 845-876-2765. SUNY Dutchess, Dutchess Hall, Poughkeepsie.

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s Adult Vaccines. Info: 845-486-3535 or Dutchess County.

Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program Accepting Applications. A retreat for artists,  working in a variety of disciplines, located in the living landscape where American art began. The residency is open to visual artists and performing artists who have an affinityfor the natural world. The residencies run from July through September. Applications are due by 4/8. Contact: Katie Palm: 845-586-2611or [email protected] The Catskill Center, Rt 28,, Arkville.

Call for Entries: 13th Annual Athens Cultural Center Members Exhibition. Artists are invited to submit interpretations of “Greene” or “Green”. celebrate our beautiful Greene County, the color green, or “going green” with recycled art. Drop off: 4/9. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St, Athens.

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.

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: or 845-255-0243.

Call for Open Mic Performers (4/29) .All singers, musicians, poets, comedians, magicians and other performance artists are invited to sign up for this fun evening sponsored by High Meadow School.Performers can sign up by emailing [email protected] Barnes & Noble, 1177 Ulster Ave, Kingston.

The Annual Rock and Snow “Bridge 2 Bridge” Five Mile Run(4/9). Hosted by the Shawangunk Runners and all the proceeds will benefit Mohonk Preserve. Pre-registration is required. Call 845-255-0919 or MohonkPreserve, Spring Farm Trailhead, High Falls.

Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s Adult Vaccines. Info: 845-486-3535 or Dutchess County.

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