Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (May 12-21)

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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 -  May 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 Dr, New Paltz.  Info: 845-214-8579  Email: [email protected]

The Tibetan Center Film Series presents Home to Tibet (5/21,73:30pm). A rare view into the world of Tibet and its people, the film documents a Tibetan refugee’s return to his occupied homeland for the first time since his escape 12 years earlier. There, he confronts his past, which involved training as a Buddhist monk, his country’s past, his future, and his people’s future. Stunning archival footage provides the historical context for this extraordinary human drama. Directed by Alan Dater & Lisa Merton. (USA, 1996, 56 mins, in English.) $8 suggested donation.The Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston. 845-383-1774.

Register Now! Knee Therapy Workshop with Jory Serota. Knees - Chances are, you’ve had an issue with yours at some point. Between the joint’s lack of stability and its vulnerable location, knee ligaments are very prone to injury.  In this workshop, Jory Serota will go over the ranges of motion of the knee and teach you which yoga postures you can use to help heal knee pain and discomfort. In addition to being a yoga practitioner for over 18 years, Jory is a Master NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) practitioner and the former owner of Marin Sports Therapy in Northern California. 5/14,1:30-3:30 pm at Woodstock Yoga Center. $40. Info: Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock, 845-679-8700, www.woodstockyogacenter.com.

Upcoming Event:  Psychic Tarot Readings (Saturday & Sunday) at Dominick’s Cafe. Every Saturday & Sunday from 9am-5pm. Rates:  $15/ 15 Minutes, $30/30 Minutes, & $60/60 Minutes. RSVP by calling 845-338-4552. Info: https://goo.gl/c4JEcg or  https://dominickscafe.com/.Dominick’s Cafe, 34 North Front St, Kingston.

Brooklyn Brothers Fine Art Show ( 5/13 & 5/14). BBNY Art. In conjunction with THe Harlem Fine Art Show HFAS.  4272 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.  Info: BBNYART.com or 973-289-6050.

Upcoming Woodstock Barbecue Bash  at  St. Gregory’s Church (5/21, 4 to 6:30 pm). Stone Pony barbecue offers  3 dinner choices:  baby back ribs, ½ bbq chicken and pulled pork platters.  Chicken and pulled pork dinners are $14 or $1 less  if ordered by 5/16 while the ribs are $16 or $1 less if ordered by5/16. To place advance orders, email [email protected] or call/text 917-348-4168. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock (2578 Route 212).

Contradance with Live Music (5/14, 8-11pm).  Fun and exciting dances with great live music…in Woodstock!  Peter Stix calling, with music by fiddler Colin McCoy and Pete Jung on guitar & mandolin.  Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.$10;  students 1/2 price. Hosted by the Friends of Fiddle & Dance.Info: 845-246-2121 or [email protected]

Upcoming Event:  Woodstock Chimes Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale.  Doors will be opento the public from  5/12-5/15,  9-5pm. Located at 167 Dubois Rd. in Shokan, this sale has a huge selection of one of a kind chimes, in-stock chimes, crystal chimes, fountains, drums, guitars, ukes, gongs, garden bells, hanging bells, bamboo chimes, kid’s instruments, discontinued products and much more! Info:www.chimes.com/sale or 845-657-0445.

Mount Saint Mary College Information Sessions (5/19). The Mount’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offer: Evening and weekend schedules; Tuition discount for adults 24 and older;  Start dates throughout the year;  &  Accelerated schedule helps you finish faster.  Info: www.msmc.edu. Mount Saint College,  Newburgh.

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.

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/.

Key of Q, the Hudson Valley’s a cappella LGBTQ and allied chorus, will present its Spring Concert, “Emergence,” at 7 pm on Saturday, May 21st at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, 300 Wall St., Kingston NY. This upbeat group of singers will perform contemporary pop and jazz tunes-among them, music from The von Trapps, Caro Emerald, and The Beatles. All are welcome! Doors open at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served following the performance. Admission is a suggested donation of $10.  https://www.facebook.com/keyofq.

4th Annual Taste of Woodstock (5/25, 6-9pm). Celebrating the culinary diversity and delicacies that the region has to offer with over 20 participants. For tickets, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/events/tasteofwoodstock2016.php.Proceeds from the event benefit the capital campaign of The Film Center, which serves as a hub for the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission.  Start with a glass of wine at 13 Rock City Rd, you will be given a map of the participating restaurants and venues, all within walking distance of the film center.” Village of Woodstock.

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.  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.

Hudson Valley Fair (thru 5/22).Carnival midway, delicious food, games, and live entertainment and shows including The World Famous Fearless Flores Thrill Show (as seen on America’s Got Talent), Lance Gifford’s Magic and Illusion Show, Monkeys Riding Dogs & a full petting zoo . 1pm-10pm. Dutchess Stadium. 1500 New York 9D, Wappingers Falls. 757-574-0442.

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 6/10-6/12.  Call Susanne Traub 845-657-2189.STS Playhouse, Phoenicia.

Artists Wanted!  Art Project Grandmother Earth. Inspired and initiated by artist, Linda Weintraub. CHRCH Project Space, 167 Cottekill Road, Cottekill. Meets every Sunday thru 6/30 from 2-5pm. Info:  [email protected] or 845-758-9289. Public Art Reception scheduled for 6/26, 3-6pm.

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.

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.

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.

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, at 518-828-3346  or [email protected] Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hudson.

Audition Notice: Oklahoma (5/13, 7-10pm; 5/14, 12-3pm; & 5/16, 6-10pm). Actors/Singers, age 18-60, for principal and ensemble roles. No appointment necessary. Info: 845-905-9605. STS Playhouse, 10 Church St, Phoenicia.

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.

Donate Now: Unison’s Memorial Weekend Barn Sale (5/28). Like-new clothing, Jewelry, Housewares, Children’s Items (not baby equipment), Books/CDs, Tools, Small Appliances, Small light-weight Furniture, Sports Equipment (not exercise machines), Collectables. Info: unisonarts.org/ Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

St. Peter’s-Rosendale Annual Spring Flea Market & Plant Sale (5/21). Doors open at 9 am - 4 pm. Lots of indoor and outdoor vendors. Raffle Table. Many indoor & outdoor plants & herbs for sale. $5 BAG SALE: St. Peter’s “Tables of Treasures” at 2 pm. For info or vendor space, call 845-687-7735. St. Peter’s, Corner of Rt 213 and Keator Ave, Rosendale, free.

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 WalkwayMarathon.org. Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie.

St. Peter’s-Rosendale Annual Spring Flea Market & Plant Sale (5/21). Doors open at 9 am - 4 pm. Lots of indoor and outdoor vendors. Raffle Table. Many indoor & outdoor plants & herbs for sale. $5 Bag Sale: St. Peter’s “Tables of Treasures” at 2 pm. For info or vendor space, call 845-687-7735. St. Peter’s, Corner of Rte 213 and Keator Ave, Rosendale, free.

HTC Student Art Show! Be sure to cast your vote for the “Library Patron’s Favorite” Award. Exhibit ends with award ceremony on 5/14. Info: 518-589-5707. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main St, Tannersville.

Student Art Project (Celebrating 100 Years) This art project, in partnership with the “Dream Rocket Project, “ is collecting thousands of student artworks from around the world. Exhibits through 5/30. Info: 845-229-2414. FDR Presidential Library, Henry A. Wallace Center, Hyde Park.

Donate Now: Unison’s Memorial Weekend Barn Sale (5/28). Like-new clothing, Jewelry, Housewares, Children’s Items (not baby equipment), Books/CDs, Tools, Small Appliances, Small light-weight Furniture, Sports Equipment (not exercise machines), Collectables. Info: unisonarts.org/ Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

The Stamp Act and the Intolerable Acts British Laws that Led to the American Revolution. Exhibits through 8/31. Info: 845-569-4997 or [email protected] Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh.

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/..

Audition Notice: Oklahoma. 5/13, 7-10pm; 5/14, 12-3pm; & 5/16, 6-10pm. Actors/Singers, age 18-60, for principal and ensemble roles. No appointment necessary. Info: 845-905-9605. STS Playhouse, 10 Church St, Phoenicia.

Shakespeare Story TheatreWorkshop: A Play in a Day. As You Like It. (5/14, 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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