Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Apr. 14-23)

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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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Register Now: Introduction to Tai Chi with certified instructor Jing Shuai at the New Paltz Community Center.  All levels welcome. Class involves Qi Gong and slow movements.  Suggested donation is $5 or more. Info:  Name of the event: Introduction to Tai Chi  Time: Saturdays - April 16th, 23th, 30th and May 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th, June 4th, 11th, July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th, August 6th, from 9 - 10:30 am. New Paltz Community Center,3 Veterans Drive, New Paltz.  Info: 845-214-8579  Email: [email protected]

Save the Date!  2016  GOST - Gardiner Open Studio Tour(4/30 & 5/1 10am-6pm). Visit 22 artists where they live and work in Gardiner,NY . Peer behind the studio doors in this hidden art mecca, featuring a  juried group of photographers, painters, pastelists, and ceramicists. Many studios offer refreshments, and some have live demonstrations. Visit any studio between 10 -t 11am for three chances to win up to $100 off your art purchase. For info: GOST HQ - 845-255-3336 (at DM Weil Gallery) or [email protected] or

Community Education and Crime Prevention Presentation:Protecting Our Children (4/26,6:30-8:30pm). Hosted by Marbletown Town Supervisor Michael Warren. Facilitated by the Ulster County Family and Child Advocacy Center, the presentation is based on the work of Cory Jewell Jensen, Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Intervention, an Oregon-based sex offender program.  Warning:  This program incorporates videotaped interviews with convicted sex offenders and graphic discussion about child sex crimes.  Teens and children should not attend. Community Center, 1925 Lucas Ave, Cottekill. Info: email [email protected] or 845-334-5155. Free, registration required.

Sign-Up Now!  15th Hudson Valley Annual Autism Walk & Expo (4/24,9am-1pm). Rain or shine.  Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. Info: 845-331-2626 or

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.

The Saugerties Public Library is looking for artists interested in exhibiting their work in the Library’s Stephen Crohn Art Gallery for exhibits in 2017 and 2018.  All submissions are due on 5/16, and must include a completed Art Exhibition Application and five (5) examples of the works to be exhibited (photographs or actual samples).  The Art Exhibition Application is available on the Library’s website (  Please submit all applications and examples to Frank Rees, Library Director, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties or  [email protected]

Register Now! 2016 More/Shape Women’s Half-Marathon (4/17, 8am). articipants can register online Central Park, New York City.

The Road Ramble (4/23) .A scavenger hunt & trivia contest all in one - a car driven escapade to challenge your mind and entice your competitive spirit. Res suggested. Info: 845-889-4683 or Taconic Parks Auditorium, 9 Old Post Rd, Staatsburg, $20.

Call for Open Mic ***STUDENT*** Performers (4/29) .All ****STUDENT*** 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.

Volunteers needed for 2016 Season at Olana(4/14, 1-3pm)!  As the 2016 tourism season begins The Olana Partnership and Olana State Historic Site are looking to fill a wide variety of positions with dedicated volunteers.  Olana has something for every interest and time availability.  Volunteer information session   1-3pm on Thursday, April 14. SInfo: 518- 828-1872  or email [email protected]

National Park Week!  Fee Free Days in you National Parks(4/16-4/24).  The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to join the party!   All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.For information about your local parks:

Shakespeare Story TheatreWorkshop: A Play in a Day (4/16, 1-4pm). Hamlet. Explores the play’s story, its characters and Shakespeare’s language through a modified rehearsal and performance. Suggested Ages: 7-10 years .Beginning  with an actor warm-up for movement and voice, then exploration of the story through a series of fun activities for a fearless approach to Shakespeare’s Language and Characters. At 3:30 the class will share what they have discovered for parents and friends.  To Register 845-657-5867.Mountain View Studio, Woodstock, $30.

Audition Notice: The Kentucky Tragedy.   Non-Union Auditions for an original, multi-racial Courtroom Drama, with music.All ethnicities welcome.  These are paid positions. Excellent parts for men and women of color.Three Days of Auditions:4/14, 2-8pm, Copake Grange Hall, 628 Empire Road, Center of the Town of Copake & 4/15, 4-8pm First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street, Hudson, Center of Town of Hudson. Bring a prepared Monologue, or Two.  If you play a Musical Instrument, please bring it along. “Sides” and Copies of the Text will be available.There will be a Cash Stipend paid for four weeks of Short Rehearsals, and Performances, through May.For background on the Trial and Story, see Wiki Entry:  Beauchamp/Sharp Tragedy.The Producer is Dennis Kelly Higgins, 212-696-8560 or Email: [email protected]

Register Now! 9th Annual Saugerties High School Winter Dust Off Car Show(4/23). Benefit for the 2016 Senior Post Prom. $10 Registration Fee. For Information contact Sue Sachar @ 845-246-0705. Saugerties.

Register Now! Bus Trip to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA for Yidstock Concert & Tour (7/17). Lunch & Donation included. Info: 845-338-8131 or Jewish Federation of Ulster County, One Albany Ave, Kingston, $100.

Sign Up Now! 6th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair(4/30,11am-3pm). The Volunteer Fair provides organizations with an opportunity to raise awareness about the special services they provide to our community. Info: 845-562-1195 or Washington’sHeadquarters State Historic Site, New Baltimore.

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

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: Witch of Coos and Tatters.  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.STS Playhouse, Phoenicia.

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]

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: 2nd Annual Walkway Marathon Race(6/11 & 6/12). 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.  $95 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 4/27 and 5/13. Rehearsing Wednesdays, 7:30 -9:30PM. Info: 845-876-2765. SUNY Dutchess, Dutchess Hall, Poughkeepsie.

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.

Audition Notice: Shadowland Stages, a professional theatre operating under an Equity SPT 3 contract, will hold local auditions for Equity (AEA) and non-Equity performers on Sunday, April 17, from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Info: Shadowland Theater, 157 Canal St, Ellenville.

Word Cafe’s Writing Intensive Workshop (5/14, 10:30am). Led by Jana Martin, writer. Enrollment is limited to 12. Info: The Golden Notebook Bookstore, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

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.

Open Call for Artwork - Envisioning Dutchess (6/3-7/2). Due Date for Artwork Drop Off: Saturday, May 21, 5pm. Info: 845-471-2550 or [email protected] Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon St, Poughkeepsie.

Shakespeare Story TheatreWorkshop: A Play in a Day. Hamlet. (4/16, 1pm-4pm). For ages 7-9. Explores the play’s story, its characters and Shakespeare’s language through a modified rehearsal and performance. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock, $30.

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