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

Sunday 5/22

Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain Club: Cold Spring to Popolopen Creek Paddle. Leader: Mark Tatro, 845-987-0306 (before 9pm); [email protected] Advanced. Approximately 16 miles paddle with the tide currents. 13.5 ft. minimum kayak length; PDF required. E-mail leader for exact launch time. Info: Metro North, Parking lot, Cold Spring.

8AM-11AM 12th Annual Spring Poker Run. Proceeds to help benefit Hudson Valley Honor Flight & Local Veterans Program. Refreshments and prizes. Party after the run at 3pm at The American Legion Post. Info: [email protected] or 845-384-6020. McDonalds, Rt 9W, Highland, $25 /bike, $40 /with passenger, $20 /veteran.

8AM-1PM 12th Annual Community-Wide Plant Sale, Swap and Garden Yard Sale. 8-9AM - Drop off plants and sale items. 9AM - Sale and swap begins. Sale proceeds support the scholarship the New Paltz Garden Club gives each year. Info:845-255-6436. Deyo Hall, 6Broadhead Ave, New Paltz.

8AM-11AM 12th Annual Spring Poker Run. Hosted by the American Legion Riders UC Chapter #1298. Info for afterparty 845-336-7133. Event Info: [email protected] or 845-384-6020. Live entertainment with DJ Steve / Prosound Entertainment. Proceeds tohelp benefit Hudson Valley Honor Flight & Local Veterans Program. Refreshments and prizes. Party after the run at 3pm at The American Legion Post, 1748 Old Stage Rd, Lake Katrine. kicks off from McDonalds, Rt 9W, Highland, $15 door, $25 /per bike, $40/w pas, $20 /Veterans.

9AM-4PM High Falls Flea Market. Art, antiques, collectibles, crafts & treasures. Market runs thru 10/30. Grady park, 23 Mohonk Rd & Rt 213, High Falls.

9AM-1PM Hudson Valley Holistic Market. HV Holistic Market is a family-friendly outdoor market featuring natural, organic products, local hand crafted products, holistic healing practitioners, weekly classes, and a drum circle. Runs thru 10/2. Info: 845-729-8999. pinOverlook Drive-In, 126 Degarmo Rd, Poughkeepsie.

9:30AM 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.

9:30AM “The Braided Flower Basket” Kerry Burke from Simple Bird Applique will teach a full day workshop. Patterns (necessary) $9. Info: Town of Ulster Senior Center, Town of Ulster, $45 /non-member.

9:30AM-11AM  Iyengar Yoga Level II with Barbara Boris. For students who are well-practiced in Iyengar Yoga Level I. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris, this class focuses on refining basic postures and introducing more advanced asanas.Info: 845-679-8700 or Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, $16.

10AM-4PM Opening Weekend & Cavalry. Tour the 1769 stone farmhouse and schoolhouse, then visit the farm animals. Come talk to Civil War soldiers as you visit the Union and Confederate camps. Info: or 845-615-3830. Hill-Hold Museum, Campbell Hall.

10AM-5PM Wildflower Festival and Heirloom Seedling Sale. Info: or 845-626-2758. Catskill Native Nursery, 607 Samsonville Rd, Kerhonkson.

10AM-5PM Build-Fix-Grow Festival. Celebrate creativity, entrepreneurship and ingenuity at this spring festival featuring exhibitors, kids’ activities, music by the Gravelyard Bluegrass Band, BBQ, and tours of water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworkshop.Adults and Teens, $9, Seniors, $7; Kids 12 and under, free.Info: or 607-278-5744. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Hwy 12, East Meredith.

10:30AM-12:30PM Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat  Center. Ongoing. Sitting and walking meditation with short teaching and discussion from Pema Chodron books or video. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or SkyLake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale, Free.

11AM-4PM Woodstock Farm Sanctuary Weekend Tour. 150-acre life-long sanctuary for rescued farm animals. Learn about vegan living. A new Visitors Center and Cafe, open to the public for tours on weekends from 11am-4pm through October, $10/adults, $5/kids;group tours & private vegan events (including weddings) during the week. Info:845-247-5700 or Woodstock Animal Sanctuary, 2 Rescue Rd (formerly Epworth Lane), High Falls.

11AM Mountain Top Historical Society Annual Spring Fling. Forest Immersion Walk at the arboretum. This will be an easy hike, a perfect spring outing. Tea & Tea Talk to follow at 2pm. Info: 518-589-6657 or [email protected] Mountain Top Arboretum, County Route 23C, Tannersville.

12PM-2PM Opening Reception: The Art of Summer. Artists celebrate the season in a show juried by Kim Butwell, curator/former owner of Connoisseur Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY. Exhibits through 8/22. Info: 845-679-4937 Gallery Lev Shalem, Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Tnpk, Woodstock.

12PM-5PM Creative Crossroads Presents: Fiber Art by Kate McGowan Schultz, a collection of fiber art pieces. Info: [email protected] or 845-868-7054. The Stanford Grange, 6043 Route 82, Stanfordville.

12PM Co-ed Pickup-Futbol! Meets every Sunday at noon. Info: [email protected] Athletic Fields at Comeau Town Park, 98 Comeau Dr, Woodstock.

12:30PM-6:30PM Tarot Readings with psychic medium Lynn Walcutt. Walk-ins warmly welcome or call for appointment. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /half hour, $40 /45 minutes.

1PM-3PM Pallet Puppet Theatre offers Spanish Puppet Lesson. Ongoing on Sundays, 1-3pm. Materials for kids provided. The Green Palette, 215 Main Street inside of the Medusa Antique Center Building, New Paltz.

1PM-2PM Silent Peace Vigil by Woodstock Women in Black. Info: 845-679-7148 or [email protected] Village Green, Tinker St, Woodstock.

1PM-4PM 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. Sundays, January 17 - December 4. Info: Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, $20 /session, $50 /4 classes.

2PM Memphis, The Musical. Info: 845- 298-1491. County Players, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls, $22, $19 /senoir/child.

2PM Mountain Top Historical Society Annual Spring Fling. Tea and a Tea Talk . The Tea talk”A Taste of Tea in America” will be presented by Catherine Titus Felix. Info: 518-589-6657 or [email protected] Washington Irving Inn, 6629 23A, Tannersville, $25.

2PM Gidion’s Knot. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge St, Catskill, $20, $10 /student.

2PM-5PM Hudson Valley Silverworks Grand Opening. Free demos, class sign ups and light refreshments. Info: Free, open to the public. The Shirt Factory, 77 Cornell Street., Suite 211, Kingston.

2PM-6PM Opening Reception: International Group Art Show. Curated by Basha Maryanska. Opening on 2 days: 5/21 & 5/22. Exhibits through 6/3. Info: 845-797-5210. Bashasart Studio, Old High School, Building, 211 Fishkill Ave, Beacon.

2PM-4PM Opening Reception: “Local Delicacies: Alison Winfield-Burns.” Wine and cheese reception. Exhibits through August. Lifebridge Sanctuary, Gallery, Kingston.

3PM 12th Annual Spring Poker Run/ Party after the run. Proceeds to help benefit Hudson Valley Honor Flight & Local Veterans Program. Refreshments and prizes. Live entertainment with DJ Steve / Prosound Entertainment. Info: 845-336-7133. The American Legion Post, 1748 Old Old Stage Rd, Lake Katrine.

3PM Book Signing: Elizabeth Crane author of “The History of Great Things.” Hosted by Nelly Reifler. Info: 845-679-8000. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock.

3PM-5PM Artful Hikes at Olana: Photographic Hike and Rice Paper Prints. Participants will learn some basic tips and tricks of phone photography, which will be followed by a hike to the best spots within Olana’s landscape. To pre-register, please or 518-828-1872. Olana, Wagon House Education Center, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, $20.

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

3PM-7PM Woodstock Live Afternoon Blues & Folk Rock & Funk Show! Featuring Billy Mitchel, George Henry, Ray Pollard, Journey Blue Heaven & friends. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

3PM “A Roots Music Celebration” with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Gwen Gould, featuring Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, and the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers. Children 6 & under are free. Info: or 845-266-3517. SUNY Ulster, QuimbyTheatre, Stone Ridge, $25, $22 /senior, $10 /student.

4PM-6PM Woodstock Community Drum Circle. Hosted by Birds of a Feather and Timekeeper Drums invite all to drum and dance. Free, donations appreciated. On-going on Sundays, 4-6pm. Meets in the end room in the back of the building. Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

4PM Art Song Concert - Nancy Mastreacola, Mezzo-Soprano will present a recital of vocal selections, some poignant, some humorous, all enjoyable.  4pm, 90 Main Street, Phoenicia. Donation appreciated. Part of Catskill Academy of the Performing Arts, Catskill, 845-699-2169.

4PM Tani Tabbal Trio Performance and new CD release. Tani Tabbal (drums), Adam Siegel (alto sax), Michael Bisio (bass). The Lace Mill, East Gallery, Kingston.

4:30-7:30PM Journey Blue Heaven & Emmaretta Marks.  Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

5:30PM-7PM Restorative Yoga with Kate Hagerman. A gentle, completely supportive practice that is designed to bring stillness to the body and the mind. The perfect way to wrap up the weekend. $16. Info: 845-679-8700 or Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

7PM Live @ The Falcon. ARC of Orange County Fundraiser with Cyrille Aim‚e. Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, $20.

7PM Woodstock Day School Students presents Modern Vaudeville. Benefit for music program. The story of The Scarlet IBIS. Featuring Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, Bob’s Burger’s Bobby Tisdale, Hudson Valley’s Marco Benevento. Info: [email protected], 845-481-0751. BSP Kingston, Wall St, Kingston.

8PM Sunday Strings Music Series: Amaranthus String Quartet. Info: or 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $20, $10 /student.

9:30PM Acoustic Sun. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

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