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

Thursday 5/26

7:30AM-8:30AM Free Zen Meditation Group. Facilitated by Doree Lipson & Meredith Johnson, Zen practitioners & meditation teachers. Silent sitting, walking &connection. For optional beginner instruction, arrive early at 7:20am.Drop-in’s welcome. Cushions, back-jacks, and chairs available. Info: [email protected] [email protected] Sanctuary, 5 Academy St, New Paltz.

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

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, Woodstock.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

12:15PM-12:45PM 2016 Uptown Fine Arts Music Series: Kate Johnson, Soprano. 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.

2PM Art Clubs for Tweens & Teens. Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month. Casual get-together for young people interested in anime, comic strips, graphic novels, or just drawing in general. Bring your computers, drawings, etc. 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128

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 Page to Screen Club: The Maze Runner. The Page to Screen Club for teens will read, watch, and discuss “The Maze Runner” for May. Open to teens, ages 12 to 19. Info: 845-331-0507. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston.

3:30PM-4PM Step Class. A high energy class. Ongoing 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.

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.

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 Unison’s Memorial Weekend Barn Sale. Organizational meeting at Unin. Info: Unison Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

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 Poetry Reading at Grinnell Library. Local writers and enthusiasts are all invited to attend. If you would like to read some of your own works at this program, please call Jessica Simmons at 845-297-3428. Info: 845-297-3428 or Grinnell Library, Wappingers Falls.

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

6PM-8PM Japanese Free Movie Night: Anime- Ponyo. (Original Title: Gake no ue no Ponyo, 2008). Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. 101 mins. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, ide Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

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-7:30PM Free Community Dinner. Olive Boy Scouts invite you to the first of a series of monthly community dinners. The Boy Scouts serve soup and fresh bread to anyone in the community who wants to come to the library to have supper. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive FreeLibrary, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan.

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-8PM Small Ruminant Fecal Sampling Class. Learn more about the ways to treat and prevent parasites in your flock of sheep/goats. you will have monthly access to the CCEUC microscope to analyze your own samples for a small fee. Info: Center, 232 Plaza Rd, Kingston, $20.

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 Not Your Momma’s Book Group. Meets on select Thursday evenings. The group examines the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes. Info: 845-485-3445. Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie.

7PM-10PM  “Brooklyn, “ a moving story of a young Irish woman who immigrated to 1950s Brooklyn, lured by the promise of America; followed by discussion. Info: or 845-338-0333 Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston.

7PM-8:30PM Meeting MECR (Middle East Crisis Response). A group of Hudson Valley residents joined together to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and the Middle East. Info: 845-876-7906 or Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

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-9PM Weekly Thursday Nite EFT Healing Circle & Recovery Workshop. Info: 845-706-2183 or Bring your physical, emotional, & spiritual challenges and issues, and have them quickly, effectively resolved and healed in a safe supportiveenvironment with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Proceeds benefit Family of Woodstock. Ongoing. Family of Woodstock, Family of Woodstock, Woodstock, free /donations welcome.

7:30PM Trivia with Paul Tully and Eric Stamberg. Info: or 845-687-2699. High Falls Café, High Falls.

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.

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