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

Wednesday 5/25  

9AM-11:30AM G-mail Contacts & Groups Workshop. Info: 845-339-0046 or Kingston SCLC@ Gmail.com. The Senior Computer Learning Center, 94 Mary’s Ave, Kingston, $20.

9AM-10AM Senior Kripalu Yoga with Susan Blacker. Gentle yoga class with each student encouraged to move and stretch at his or her own pace. Includes warmups, poses for strength and balance and breath work for relaxation. Open to Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

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 orwww.woodstockyogacenter.com/ Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, $16.

10:30AM Classics in Religion. May’s topic is the novel “Shoeless Joe.” Rev. Jim Rowe, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingston will lead this month’s session. Info: 845-334-8404 or [email protected] Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

10:30AM-11:30AM Senior Strength Class with Linda Sirkin. Learn to use hand weights and stretch bands to improve muscle tone and protect bones. Open to all Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

10:30AM-12:30PM Senior Writing Workshop Welcomes New Members. Led by Lew Gardner, writer, editor & instructor. Writers at all levels of experience, beginner to expert, are invited to join. Whether interested in non-fiction, short stories, plays, memoir, or poetry, writers age55 and above may join the group. Info: 845-679-2880. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

11:30AM-1PM Free Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group in New Paltz. Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 11:30am-1pm. NVC is the work of Marshall Rosenberg and is also known as Compassionate Communication.Please register www.PracticingPeace-NewPaltz.com. New Paltz.

12PM-1PM Yoga Rolla with Terry Fister. A series of SOFT foam rolling exercises designed to addressthe excessive tension and soreness in connective tissues. Ending with a vinyasa flow, this lunchtime class will leave you feeling less chronic pain, morestretched out and walking taller than before. $16. Info: 845-679-8700 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

12PM Rotary Club of Kingston Meeting. Fellowship, lunch, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. Meets every Wed at 12noon. Web: www.kingstonnyrotary.org. Christina’s Restaurant, 812 Ulster Ave, Kingston.

1PM Esopus Stitchers. Ongoing. For adults. Cross-stitch, needlepoint, surface embroidery, crewel. Get help get started with fabric, floss, needles, patterns, etc. Or, bring your current project and come stitch. 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus, free

1:30PM Weekly Senior Citizen’s Bingo. Seniors 50 and older. Ongoing every Wednesday at 1:30pm & Friday at 7pm. Admission $1. 50/50 tickets available at 3 tickets/$2.Half-time complementary refreshments. Everyone welcome! Info: 845-647-3902. Shawangunk Valley Senior Center, Southwyck Square, 70 Main St, Napanoch.

1:30PM-2:30PM Jukebox Jewels Singing Circle. Wednesdays. Sing the most fun songs from a wide timespan! Open to all ages and free. Participants can request a song or bring a song, and be willing to join in with others. Reading music is not necessary. Info: 845-657-2482.Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan.

2PM-3PM Senior Sing-Along with Nina Sheldon. Gather around the keyboard and belt out your favorites from the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s & beyond, or just listen, or maybe dance. Open to all Woodstock residents 55 and older, $1 donation requested. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

2PM-6PM Free Computer Help. Every Wed. Bring your laptop, personal device, or just use one of our 5 patron computers, to seek the help you need and get the questions answered that you just can’t quite figure out! Info: www.mountaintoplibrary.org. Mountain Top Library, Tannersville.

3PM-5PM Art in the Morning for Preschoolers: Fruit & Veggie Prints. Come anytime within the 2-hour block, and add a hike and a picnic lunch. Ages 3-5. Info: www.olana.org/education/ or 518-828-1872. Olana, Wagon House Education Center, 5720 State Route 9G,Hudson.

3:30PM Math Regents Prep. Every Wed. @ 3:30pm Certified Math Teacher - Don’t fail Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. Empowering Ellenville, 159 Canal St, Ellenville, 877-576-9931.

4PM-6PM Homework Club at Woodstock Library. For 1st-6th graders. The Children’s Room becomes a study hall with snacks and homework help. This is a drop-off program. On Wednesdays. Info: 845+-679-2213. Woodstock Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

4PM-5PM LEGO Club - For kids of all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 845-757-3771 or visit www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

4:30PM-6PM Iyengar Yoga Level II with Barbara Boris. For advanced students who are well-practiced in Iyengar Yoga Level I. Taught by Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor Barbara Boris. $16. Info: 845-679-8700 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

4:30PM-5:30PM Art Hour with Francesca: ages 3 to 103! Frannie will cook up something creative to do each week. She is known for her work with natural, found objects as well as jewelry.Ongoing. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, free.

5PM Juggling & Hula-Hooping. Ongoing. Join Bruce Engholm of the Mid-Hudson Juggling Club in learning or practicing your juggling or hula-hooping abilities! 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus, free.

5:15PM 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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

5:30PM Books and Booze Club. Book club in a pub. The group will discuss “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II” by Denise Kiernan. The location of this meeting will be determined. Kingston.

5:30PM  Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going. Everyone welcome. 845-679-9534. First Churchof Christ, Scientist, 89 Tinker St, Woodstock.

5:30PM-6:30PM Battle of the Books Meeting. All members and potential members are asked to please attend. There will be snacks! Info: 845-757-3771 or visit www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

6PM-8PM Woodstock Community Chorale. On-going. An opportunity to join with friends to sing both great works and songs for fun. No need to read music. Info: 845-688-2169. Kleinert/James Gallery, Tinker St, Woodstock.

6PM-7:30PM Meet the Robot Knee Surgery Dinner. The public is invited to learn about the benefits of the Navio Surgical System for robotic partial knee replacement and get an up-close demonstration of this advanced technology. A light dinner will be provided. Reg reqr’d.Info: 845-871-1720. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck.

6PM-9PM 4th Annual Taste of Woodstock. Proceeds from the event benefit the capital campaign of The Film Center. Start with a glass of wine at 13 Rock City Rd, you will be given a map of the participating restaurants and venues. Info:www.woodstockfilmfestival.com. 13 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

6PM Teen Program (Ages 13 & up). Ongoing. Talk and learn about 3d printing, anime, manga, robots, video game programming, animation and books. 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus, free.

6PM-8PM Catskill Ukulele Group. Wednesdays. A friendly group who welcomes all comers. If you do not have a ukulele but would like to participate, you can check one out from the library. Info: Meetup.com under the name Catskill Ukulele Group. Olive Free Library, 4033

6PM-8PM Zoonotics/Biosecurity Class . This free class will focus on diseases that can be transmitted between animals and people such as E. coli, and we’ll review bio-security strategies and plans to keep you and your animals safe. Walk-ins are welcome, butspace is limited. Info: [email protected] or 845-340-3990. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston, free.

6PM-7:30PM Creative Seed Support  Group. For artists to voice their works inprogress in a supportive environment. For Songwriters, Playwrights & Actors.Held by Patrice Blue Maltas, Actress, Playwright, Musician and founder of Blue Healing Arts Center. MeetsWednesday nights, 6-7:30pm. Info: [email protected] or www.bluehealing.co. Blue Healing Art Center, 107 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

6PM Adult Craft Program. Making works of art using collage. Supplies will be provided by the library. For ages 16 and up. Registration required. Info: 845-331-0988 or [email protected] Kingston Library, Story Hour Room, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

6PM-8PM Meeting of ENJAN ((End The New Jim Crow Action Network). Dedicated to fighting racial profiling, police brutality, and mass incarceration (the “New Jim Crow”). Info: 845-475-8781 or www.enjan.org/ African Roots Library, Family Partnership Center, Poughkeepsie.

6:15PM 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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

6:30PM-7:05AM Learn Remembrance. Remembrance. A very holy and deep form of prayer (with roots in the Old Testament”Remember my name in the night”) which connects you with the Divine within. All are welcome, RSVP please, Meetup.flowingspirit.com or 845-679- 8989.Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free /donations welcomed.

6:30PM-8PM Board of Trustees Meeting. Board meetings are open to the public. Info: 845-757-3771 or visit www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

6:30PM Book Party with Sparrow,  author of How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization and Other Helpful Hints. Featuring paino music by Marilyn Crispell. The Golden Notebook,29 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-8000 or www.goldennotebook.com.

6:30PM Talk with Carol Goodman, author of The Lake of Dead Languages Comes River Road. 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus.

6:30PM-8PM  Yin Yoga with Diane Davis. A slow, steady class that gently stimulates connective tissues to make them healthier and stronger, at the same time cultivating equanimity, mindfulness and awareness. $16. Info: 845-679-8700 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

7PM Rhinebeck Garden Club Monthly Meeting. Speaker: Bettina Mueller, “A Tea Garden in Tivoli - American Garden Design inspired by the Japanese Way of Tea”. Info: 845-876-6892. Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff.

7PM-9PM Volleyball. A fun, pickup volleyball game. Enter at the entrance on the left side, as you face the school from Lucas Ave. $6. Info: 845- 616-0710. Rondout Municipal Center, 1915 Lucas Ave, Cottekill.

7PM-9PM Tango Dance Lessonswith Nina Jirka.with Martha Cheo Argentine Tango. Basics for the first hour, followed byIntermediate Tango. No partners needed. Ongoing. Info: 845-255-1559. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $10 /suggested donation.

7PM Book Reading: Craig Harris, author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow. Harris’ book celebrates in depth the vibrant soundscape of Native North America. Info: 845-255-8300. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 6 Church St, New Paltz, free.

7PM Benefit Concert: Good Food for Hudson.  Hosted by Aaron Dessner of indie-rock heroes The National. Info:helsinkihudson.com or 518-.828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

7PM-11PM Rosendale Chess Club. Free admission-no dues. On-going every Wed, 7-11pm. Rosendale Café, Rosendale.

7PM  “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” Class. On-going. Free 90-minute program includes 30 min of Quiet Sitting Meditation followed by 1 of 8 lectures on the history, practices & principles of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 8/wk curriculum. Info:845-679-5906or [email protected] Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock, free.

7:15PM-8PM Silent Spiritual Practice. For people who would like to do spiritual practice together to increase the potency of the practice. For those who would like to learn Remembrance, come to a teaching at 6:30pm. All are welcome RSVP please, Meetup.flowingspirit.com or845-679- 8989. Flowing Spirit Healing, 33 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, free /donations welcomed.

7:30PM The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus. The Newyorkers Chorus is a male a cappella group that sings in the uniquely American “Barbershop Style” of close four-part harmony. Guests are always welcome. Sight-reading not required.Meets every Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Info: wwwnewyorkerschorus.org. Crown Heights Clubhouse, 34 Nassau Rd, Poughkeepsie.

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

8:30PM-11PM Live at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company: Acoustic Jazz Trio with Syracuse/Siegel Duo + Special Featured Guest. Featuring Bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel. No cover or minimum! Info: 679-7969. Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, 51 Mill Hill  Rd, Woodstock.

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