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

Thursday 5/19

7:30AM-8:30AM Zen Meditation Group. Info: [email protected] or [email protected] Everyone welcome for silent sitting, walking, and connection. Facilitators Doree Lipson & Meredith Johnson are Zen practitioners and meditation teachers, and will offerbeginner instruction and support as needed and wanted. Ongoing. Sanctuary, 5 Academy St, New Paltz, free /donations welcome.

8:30AM-9:30AM Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, x 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

9AM-9:50AM Qi Gong with Marilyn St. John. On-going qi gong class using gentle movement and relaxation to circulate the life energy. All ages and fitness levels. $8 donation requested. Info: 845-679-8700 or Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St,

9AM-4PM Windows 10 Workshop. Info: 845-339-0046 or Kingston SCLC@ The Senior Computer Learning Center, 94 Mary’s Ave, Kingston, $30.

9AM-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. Info: NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

9:30AM-10:30AM Stretch and Flex with Diane Collelo Open to all Woodstock residents 55 & older, $1 donation requested. Town Hall, Woodstock.

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Geranium Sale . Sponsored by Kingston Auxiliary of HealthAlliance  24 East O’Reilly Street (next to Happy Apple Thrift Shop).

10AM-11AM Gentle Yoga with Cory Smith. Focusing on the details of alignment and the development of muscular core strength at a slow pace. $8 donation requested. Info: 845-679-8700 or Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

10AM-2PM Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads - Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. Drop in. Info: 845-757-3771 or visit Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, $1.

10AM-11:30AM Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise Class. Led by Anne Olin. For people with PD & other neurological disorders. Groups are challenging, creative and fun! Info: 845-679-6250. $12 for one or $22 for two. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 207 Albany Ave, Kingston.

11AM-12PM Free Feldenkrais Ongoing Community Class. Ongoing. Led by Tatiana Light. Method of international reputation helping Healing, Longevity and Improved Balance and Movement Coordination.Gentle and effortless exercise with immediate relaxation effect. Info:845-679-6299. Mountainview Studio, Woodstock, free.

11AM Chess Club. Bring your own chess set. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus.

11:30AM “Third Thursday Luncheon.” The May Luncheon will benefit AnimalKind, in Hudson. Info: 845-876-3533. Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, $6, $7 /takeout.

12:15PM-12:45PM 2016 Uptown Fine Arts Music Series: Peter & Pauline Mancuso, piano and flute. Info:, 845-338-6759 or [email protected] Old Dutch Church, Main St, Kingston.

1PM-4PM Senior Duplicate Bridge with John Stokes. Woodstock Bridge Club offers a short lesson and a game of Duplicate Bridge. Most players are elementary and intermediate players. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212, Woodstock.

1PM Classic Film Series: The Sunshine Boys. The series continues on the third Thursdays of each month. Info: or 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, community room, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

2PM-3PM Tech Time Help . Sophie Temple, a teen volunteer, is available twice a month to answer your basic technology questions. Contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or [email protected] to schedule a 15-minute session. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

2PM Kids Casual Art Club. Bring your own supplies. For ages 5-19. 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus.

2PM Homeschool Hang, Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of May. 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus.

3:30PM-4PM Step Class. A high energy class. Ongoing Info: 845-246-4317 or Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties, free.

4PM-8PM Reformed Church of Saugerties’ first Fundraising Event at Panera Bread bakery-Café. Eat in or take-out between 4pm and 8pm and the church will receive a percentage of the total sales for church’s event. Flyer required at time of ordering. [email protected] for a copy of flyer or text 321-735-6005. Panera Bread, Kingston.

4PM Free Fitness Class. Drop in for a workout on Mondays at 4:30 pm & Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be an aerobic warm-up followed by a combination of band and body work. Instructed by Connie Scuitto. Connie is an RN and certified Reiki Master.Info: 845-246-4317 or Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties, free.

4PM Backgammon Club. Learn the game, pick up new moves, meet new people. Free, open to the public. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

5PM-8PM Sketch Class. A traditional sketch class (drawing the figure) format of numerous poses which will lengthen in duration as determined by the monitor. $50/4 consecutive classes. January 21-December 15, Thursdays. Info: Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, $20 /session, $50 /4 classes.

5PM-7PM Co-ed Pickup-Futbol ! Meets every Thursday after 5pm. Info: [email protected] Athletic/soccer Fields at Comeau Town Park, 98 Comeau Dr, Woodstock.

5PM-7:30PM New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce: Networking Business Mixer. This event is a celebration of achieving LEED Certification, Enjoy light refreshments and conversation. Pre-registration is required. Info: or 845-255-0243. 231 Main St, New Paltz.

5:15PM A Formal LEED Plaque Presentation, with County Executive Michael Hein and Tracie Hall, U.S. Green Building Council Community, Director New York Upstate. Followed by New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Mixer. Pre-registration is required. Info: or845-255-0243. 231 Main St, New Paltz.

5:30PM Mid-Hudson Computer User’s Group. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. These monthly sessions begin with a questions and answers period then we look at demos and programs of interest. Bring a flash drive or DVD or CD-R and/or a digital camera or laptop. 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus, free.

5:30PM Woodstock Ultimate Disc. Ongoing games - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30pm; & Sundays at 3pm . A free, casual, co-ed pickup game. See for details. Athletic fields, 98 Comeau Dr, Woodstock.

6PM-7:45PM Tai Chi with Marth Cheo. An ancient Chinese healing and martial art. Mixed levels during the first hour, followedby advanced forms. Ongoing. Info: 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $12.

6PM The White Hart Speaker Series: Adam Haslett - Imagine Me Gone. RSVP. Info: The White Hart Inn, 15 Undermountain Rd, Salisbury, free.

6PM First Thursday Book Club. Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

6PM-7PM Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Ongoing. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale, Free.

6PM Saavy Social Security Planning with Foresters Financial. Learn what baby boomers need to know to maximize retirement income. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-297-3428 or Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls.

6PM-8PM Japanese Free Movie Night: Live Action- Castle of Sand. (Original Title: Suna no Utsuwa, 1974). Directed by Yoshitaro Nomura. 143 mins. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, ide Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

6PM Thursday Night Movies: The Lady in the Van. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan, free.

6:15PM Gyrotonic Tower Class. Using natural body spinal movements to decompress and strengthen the spine. It emphasizes full mobility of the joints and lengthening of the fascia and skeletal system. Info: 845-658-2239 or Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

6:30PM 2016 Phoenicia Library Board Meeting. 3rd Thursday of the month . Info: 845- 688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

6:30PM Kingston Library Board of Trustees meeting. Held once a month. Open to the public. Info: 845-331-0507 Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

7PM-9PM “Ecological Functions of Fungi.” Illustrated presentation by Prof. Bill Bakaitis. Essential role of mushrooms and other fungi in survival of green plants, soil building, and CO2 regulation. Info: 845-679-9629. Mountain View Studio, Mountain View Ave,

7PM-8:30PM Invasive Species Workshop. Learn from experts about identifying, destroying, and replacing harmful non-native species. Open to the public. Please RSVP: [email protected] Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Rd, Highland, free.

7PM Hip Hop Theater with Baba Israel & Yako 440. One Performance Only. The theme of this performance is UNITY and is the culmination of a two-week arts residency program with Poughkeepsie’s Columbus Middle School. Info: 845-473-2072. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $6.

7PM-8PM Page Turners Book Club. Monthly meeting of PageTurners Book Club. This month they will be discussing “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. Free and open to the public! Info: 845-757-3771 or visit Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

7PM Microplastics. Featuring Josua Kogan of the EPA, discussing (small pieces of plastic below 5mm) which have recently been found in oceans, streams/rivers and elsewhere. Info: or 845-463-4660. Beacon Sloop Clubhouse, 2 Flynn Dr, Beacon.

7PM William Stolzenburg presents Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat’s Walk Across America. Hour-long presentation of images, film, and firsthand accounts of those whose lives were touched by this record-setting cat. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

7PM-9PM Solarize Saugerties Community Informational Workshop. The presentation will explain the benefits of going solar and the advantages of doing it through the Solarize Saugerties campaign. Info: Saugerties Senior Center, 207 Market St, Saugerties.

7PM-10PM  Entre Nos” (“Between Us”) True drama about a new-immigrant Colombian mother’s quest to provide for her two children in Queens after her husband abandoned them; followed by discussion. Info: or 845-338-0333 Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston.

7PM Trio Mio. Info: 845-687-2699. High Falls Café, High Falls.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Connor Kennedy & Minstrel’s Third Thursdays (Roots Rock). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7:15PM 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.

7:30PM Sri Shakir Khan-Sitar. Ray Spiegel-tablaConcert of Indian classical music . Doors open at 7 PM $20.Chairs and padded floor seating. Advance tickets: or (845) 679-8700.Woodstock Yoga Center,6 Demming St, Woodstock.

7:30PM-9PM Weekly Thursday Nite EFT Healing Circle & Recovery Workshop. Bring your physical, emotional, & spiritual challenges and issues, and have them quickly, effectively resolved and healed in a safe supportive environment. Free, $5 donation welcome. All proceeds godirectly to FOW. Ongoing. Info: 845-706-2183. Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Thunderhead Organ Trio. Genre: jazz. Info: or 845- 561-7240. The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty St, Newburgh, free.

8PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, & Eric Weissberg. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM The Phoenicia Jazz Series: The Peter Einhorn Quartet. Info: The Arts Upstairs Gallery, 60 Main St, Phoenicia, $15 /suggested donation, $10 /minimum donation.

8PM Rickey Smiley. Comedy legend and entertainment mogul, Rickey Smiley brings uproarious laughter to the world through his magnetic and sharp style of humor. Info: or 518-465-3334. Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany, $35.

8PM The Whispering Tree. Genre: folk. Info: 845-202-7500 or Dogwood, 47 East Main St, Beacon, free.

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