Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Apr. 21-30)

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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: www.elegantevidence.com.  Name of the event: Introduction to Tai Chi  Time: Saturdays - April  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 www.GOSTartists.org.

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.

New Woodstock Story Festival (4/30 & 5/1). For anyone who believes in the power of storytelling.  Celebrating Story in Arts, Education, Therapy, Business, Mythology, and Medicine.  The Festival also showcases theatrical performances, myths, fables, and fairytales, and interactive workshops.Guest presenters: Mitch Ditkoff, Goia Timpanelli, Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona & eight others.  $150; single day tickets are $95; meals and lodging are not included. The Mountain View Studio , 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock.  Due to the intimate size of the venue, advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.woodstockstoryfestival.com or call 845-247-8839.

Upcoming Event! Annual Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Spring Plow (4/30,10am-7pm). Music: The Roadhouse Revival Band 1-4, Metropolitan Hot Club 4-7. Saunderskill Farms, 5100 Rt 209 Accord. Info: 845- 626-2676.

Call for Artwork!The Art of Summer (5/22-8/22).   Drop off: Mon. 5/16, 11am-2:30pm. One or two entries.   Info:  845-679-4937. Gallery Lev Shalem.      Woodstock Jewish Congregation,  1682 Glasco Turnpike,  Woodstock.

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 www.autismwalkhv.org.

Sign Up Now! Kiwanis Kingston Classic. Race date: April 23. Details & Info: www.kiwaniskingstonclassic.com. 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 (www.saugertiespubliclibrary.org).  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 atwww.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2016/moreshape-womens-half-marathon. 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 www.staatsburglibrary.org. 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.

National Park Week!  Fee Free Days in you National Parks(thru4/24).  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: www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htmor www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/2016-free-admission-days-national-parks.

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.

Upcoming Event!  International Dance Festival(4/29,7-9pm). An evening of live performances and interactive dance.  Concessions available with proceeds going to Napal Earthquake Relief.  Free and open to the public. Vassar College, Student’s Building, 2nd floor, Poughkeepsie.  Info: [email protected]

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 www.ucjf.org. 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 nysparks.com. 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 www.mahaiwe.org/.

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.

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.   Info:www.hudsonvalleydance.org 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 WalkwayMarathon.org. 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 www.quailhollow.com  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. tara-spayneuter.org. 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: www.newpaltzchallenge.com or 845-255-0243.

Word Cafe’s Writing Intensive Workshop (5/14, 10:30am). Led by Jana Martin, writer. Enrollment is limited to 12. Info: www.wordcafe.us. 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: www.newpaltzchallenge.com or 845-255-0243.

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.

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is bringing hands-on learning to youth in Columbia and Greene Counties this summer. For youth in grades one through five. Programs can be scheduled by contacting Linda Tripp, 4-H Issue Leader, at518-828-3346 x203 or [email protected] Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hudson.

Sign Up Now! 6th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair. April 30th, 11am until 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 nysparks.com. Washington’sHeadquarters State Historic Site, New Baltimore.

Register Now! 9th Annual Saugerties High School Winter Dust Off Car Show to benefit 2016 Senior Post Prom  (4/23). $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 www.ucjf.org. Jewish Federation of Ulster County, One Albany Ave, Kingston, $100.

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.

Call for Entries: The Artist’s New Work Forum. Artists can submit new works or works-in-progress. Choreography, Music, Sound, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Performance Art, Dance, Film, Staged readings, and Monologue. Info:/www.rosendaletheatre.org/artists-new-work-forum/Rosendale Theatre, Main St, Rosendale.

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 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.

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

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