Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (Apr. 28-May 7)

Friday 5/6

9:30AM-11AM Level I-II Yoga with Alison Sinatra. This vinyasa class is ideal for students transitioning from beginner to intermediate. Led by the amazing Alison, asanas are explored with increasing detail and a slower flowing sequence. Info: : 845-679-8700 Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, $16.

9:45AM-10:45AM Senior Chi Kung with Corinne Mol. Meditative, healing exercise consisting of 13 movements. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older for a $1 donation. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10:30AM 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 Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

11AM-4PM The Friends of Historic Kingston Celebrates 50 Years: Treasures Great and Small from Our Collections. This exhibition features highlights of FHK’s collections. Exhibits through October 29. Open Fridays and Saturdays. Info: or 845-339-0720.Friends of Historic Kingston, corner of Wall and Main Sts, Kingston.

11:30AM-4:30PM Private Angelic Channeling and Past Life Regression sessions with channel Margaret Doner. First Friday of every month. Info:845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $125 /90 minutes.

12:05PM-1:15PM Senior Basic Pilates with Christine Anderson. A floor work course promoting improvement of balance, coordination, focus, awareness breathing, strength and flexibility. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Woodstock.

12:30PM-6:30PM Tarot and Crystal Readings with Mary Vukovic. Every Friday at Mirabai. Walk-ins welcome or call for appointment. Info:845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /25 minutes.

4PM-5:15PM Twilight Yoga: A Sanctuary for Yin & Restorative with Lynda Elaine Carre, E-RYT IAYT. Your weekly Rx to Relax Deeply, Recharge, and Revitalize. Info: [email protected] or 845- 684-5941. Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave,  Woodstock.

4 PM-6 PM 1st Annual Charles Hoerr Memorial Walk and Picnic. Children’s Center Family Fundraiser. Includes a stroll around the campus pond, music, storytelling and more. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket. Admission by donation. Info: 845-257-2910. SUNY New Paltz, Children’s Center, New Paltz.

4:30PM-5:30PM Lego Club. All ages, with parents. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

5PM-7PM Opening Reception: MFA I . Student Thesis Exhibition. Exhibits through 5/19. Info: or 845-257-3846. SUNY New Paltz, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, free.

5:30PM -7PM Restorative Yoga with Barbara Boris. Ease into your weekend with 90 minutes of restorative postures that soothe the nervous system and alleviate tension. Perfect for weekenders or anyone looking for a respite from the week. $16. Info: 845-679-8700 or Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

5:30PM-7:30PM Magical Card Gaming Night. First Fridays. Magic, Yugioh and Pokemon card tournament. Ten and under must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Heather at [email protected] for more information. Info: or 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

6PM Penny Social. Hosted by the Shawangunk Valley Ladies Auxiliary. Calling at 7pm. Refreshments will be available. Information: 845-895-3673. Shawangunk Valley Fire House, 2150 Bruynswick Rd, Wallkill.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: “The Quiet Hamlet: A Collection of Rhinecliff Photos.” Works by Leslie Hill. Exhibits through 5/28. Info: or 845-876-2903. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff.

6PM-8PM Dutchess County SPCA & Clinton Vineyards Birthday Celebration. Evening at Clinton Vineyards, with owner Phyllis Feder, featuring an exclusive champagne reception in the historic vineyard barn. Guest speaker Ellie Savoy, local bestselling author.Info: and Clinton Vineyards, Clinton Corners, $100.

6:15PM Kabbalat Shabbat Pot Luck Dinner. Kosher dairy or parve please. Followed by services at 7:30p.m. The Kerhonkson Synagogue, 26 Minnewaska Trail, Ellenville, 845-626-2010.

6:15 PM-7:15 PM Beginner Swing Dance Class Series. No experience or partner needed. Intermediate level series 7:15-8:15pm. No partner needed. $85 per person per series. Info: or call 845-236-3939. La Maison du Etre Bien (House of Wellness), 87 Liberty St, Newburgh.

6:30PM Meet the Makers. Artists Christopher Kurtz (Kingston), David Morton (Tuxedo Park and Kingston), Michael Puryear (Shokan), and Rob Hare (Ulster Park) will share their thoughts on living, working, and finding inspiration in the Hudson Valley today. Info: 845-265-3638.Boscobel, Grand Entrance Hall, Route 9D, Garrison.

7 PM Cabin Fever Music: The Cupcakes. Sweet sounds will be coming from Phoenicia as The Cupcakes play at the library. Come see this trio of talented women play acoustic, Americana and folk/traditional music. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

7PM Friday 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 LewScott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7PM-9PM 1st Fridays: Star Nation Sacred Circle. A positive, not for skeptics, discussion group for experiencers of the paranormal. Open to all dreamers, contactees, abductees, ET Ambassadors. Bring adrink, snack to share & lawn chair to sit under the stars afterwards for a UFO watch. Meets every 1st Friday, 7-9pm. Info: Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Rd Ext, Tillson.

7PM Step Afrika! Dedicated to the tradition of “stepping” practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities! Info: 845-473-2072 or Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $10.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: KJ Denhert + The New York Unit (Folk Jazz). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7-8:3 PM Films of Palestine Series: Valentino’s Ghost, narrated by Mike Farrell and directed by Michael Singh. This documentary exposes the way America’s foreign policy agenda in the Middle East influences Hollywood and mainstream media portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston, 518-291-6808.

7:30PM Chicago. Broadway musical by Bob Fosse, John Kander & Fred Ebb. Info: or 518-758-1648. Taconic Hills School, Performing Arts Center, Craryville, $20, $14 /senior/student.

7:30PM Book Signing: Amy Goldman Fowler, author and heirloom gardener, speaking about her new book “Heirloom Harvest” and the history of her town of Clinton farm. Creek Meeting House, 2433 Salt Point Turnpike, Clinton Corners.

7:30PM Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Annual Evening Frog Walk. Learn to recognize local frogs by sight and sound, and then take a guided twilight wetland walk to test your frog identification skills. Bring a flashlight. Info: 845-534-7781. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Dr, Cornwall, $7, $3.

7:30 PM Aztec Two-Step: 45th Anniversary Concert. $26/ adv, $28/ door. 518-346-6204. Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady.

8PM Levon Helm Studios presents The Barr Brothers. Levon Helm Studios, The Barn, Woodstock, $120 /seating, $70 /standing room.

8PM Hot Club of Saratoga. A gypsy jazz ensemble playing the repertoire and in the style originated by The Quintet of The Hot Club of France in the 1930’s. Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $24.

8PM Circle Mirror Transformation. Play by Annie Baker. Directed by Melisa Annis with Summer Corrie, Michael Rhodes*, Lorenzo Scott*, Amie Tedesco* and Jill Van Note* * member Actors’ Equity. Info: 845- 230-7020 or The Carpenter Shop Theater, 60 Broadway, Tivoli.

8PM Community Playback Theatre First Friday Show. Come share real life audience stories improvised by our seasoned acting troupe! $10 donation. Contact Fred & Toni, 845-883-0392. Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland.

8PM Feast of Friends (Doors Tribute). Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Woodstock.

8PM Live Music. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM 2nd Annual Short Play Festival. (5/6-5/8). Visit their website,, for synopsis of shows. 8 exciting new original plays. Info: 845-876-3080. The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, $10.

8PM Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike! Play by Christopher Duranc. Directed by Micahel Schiralli. Performance tickets only;Prices range from $22-$50. Info: or call 1-800-838-3006. CIA Campus, Marriott Pavilion, 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park.

9PM Bob Schneider. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

9PM Love our Culture. Featuring TJR. All proceeds to benefit the family of Ralphie “C”Avarretta. 18+ / 21+. The Chance Theater, 6 Grannel St, Poughkeepsie.

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