Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (May 19-28)

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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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PAARI  Program  Meeting (5/24, 6:30pm)! Get  Involved - Become a Volunteer Angel! Are you interestred in building stronger community relationships? Are you interested in helping those struggling with addiction? Are you ready to save some lives? For information email [email protected] or for an application stop into the Woodstock Police Department. This Information Session will cover the application process ,description & training  information.  Presented by the Woodstock Police Dcepartment, Woodstock Town Board and Rt 212 Coalition – The Woodstock Outreach Initiative Program.   Meeting held at the  Town Hall, Tinker St, Woodstock.

The Tibetan Center Film Series presents: Home to Tibet (5/21, 7:30pm). 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.

Benefit Concert & Auction for Joe Beesmer (5/29,1pm).   Joe, a local musician & friend to many, is in need of your help!   Joe  is suffering from Spinal Stenosis in the lumbar and cervical regions of his spine. He has no medical insurance and cannot work because because of the pain and nerve blockage in his extremities. Lineup: 1pm Salted Bros, 2pm D2 Band,3pm Clouds,4pm Chase Bros,5pm Pete Santora,530pm Gilles Malkine,6pm Sharon White/Will Smith,6:30pm Joe Veillette w Jimmy Eppard,7pm Mr Kick,8pm The Pontiacs,9pm The Inmates &10pm Dylan Doyle. Emcees: Norm Wenett, Mark Rust & Jerry Mitnick. Auction presented by Victoria Langling & Tina Beesmer.Soundcrew- Pete Robertson, Alexander Storm & Julia Nichols.  Video- Front Row Dave Beesmer. Keefan Ales, St James St, Kingston.

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 -  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 or Email: [email protected]

Meet Victor McWind (5/20 or 5/27, 7pm).  Discussion on the Upcoming Class:  McWind Bodywork Healing Course: Cranial Sacral Therapy Polarity Archetypes / Myofascial Release. June-November 2016 . Includes a 5-day retreat. 10 weekends over 6 months. Coffee & snacks will be served. McWind Healing, 349 Ohayo Mtn Rd, Woodstock. Info & to register: 845-337-8005 or or [email protected]

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: or’s Cafe, 34 North Front St, Kingston.

Let’s Twist! Workshop with Foster Hurley (5/21,1:30-3:30pm). To continue your spring detoxification, join Foster Hurley as he leads a powerful sequence of parivritta twists and revolved asanas. This unique combination of yoga twists will create heat, release the liver, rinse out the nervous system and prepare for a smooth transition to summer. All levels welcome. Foster received his teacher training in 1981 at the White Lotus Foundation Center in LA, and worked closely with Alan Finger in creating the original Yoga Works in Santa Monica.  Woodstock Yoga Center. $40.  Info: Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, (845) 679-8700,

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).

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: Mount Saint College,  Newburgh.

Indian Sitar Music Concert with Shakir Khan (5/21, 7:30pm). Following in the footsteps of his father and guru, sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Shakir represents the eighth generational link in an unbroken chain of musical talent and tradition. Accompanied by Ray Spiegel on tabla.  Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming Street. $20 at the door (cash only please). Doors open at 7pm, first come first seated: floor, bolster or chair. Advance tickets and seats available at or by calling 845- 679-8700.

The Cragsmoor Conservancy’s Tango & Tapas! Grab your favorite partner, or discover a new one,Tango Dance Party (5/28, 7-10pm) with Carina Moeller, professional Tango instructor. Featuring Unlimited Argentiniant Tapas!  Cash bar.  The Cragsmoor Firehouse, Cragsmoor.  $30 per person ($35 @ the door).Space is limited!Purchase Tickets atwww.cragsmoorconservancy.infoor send a check toCragsmoor Conservancy,PO Box 38, Cragsmoor, NY 12420.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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:/

Sign Up Now! “Family Fun & Fish Day.” Register by June 1, for June 5th event, from 12pm to 2:30pm. All fishing supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if you have them. No fishing license is required. Info: or 845-688-3047. Kenneth Wilson State Campground, 859 Wittenberg Rd, Mount Tremper.

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