Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (May 26-June 4)

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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.

Singing Bowls for Meditation and Healing, with Richard Melendez (6/5, 2-5pm). A short intro on Himalayan Singing Bowls, their history, various types, and using them as an aid for meditation. Richard will perform a Singing Bowl Meditation and follow with instructions on playing the Singing Bowls. There will be short individual healing sessions for those attending. Admission: $30. he Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston. 845-383-1774.

Death and Dying Guru & Award-Winning Author & Speaker Stephen Jenkinson Event (6/3 & 6/4).  Hosted by Circle of Friends for the Dying.  Line-up:  Screening of Film: Griefwalker, 7-9:30pm;  Workshop: Die Wise,6/4, 9:30am-3:30pm; &  Private Reception,6/4,4-7pm. Tickets online: or call 845-802-0970.HealthAlliance Hospital Auditorium, Kingston.

Introductory Lecture on the a Transcendental Meditation® Program (6/14 7pm). Recent NIH research defining its unique effectiveness for relieving stress, rehabilitation from ADHD and PTSD, improving sleep and culturing greater effectiveness for successful business people.With Adam Belok, Certified Instructor if the TM®Technique since 1977 Boardman Road Public Library,141 Boardman Rd,Poughkeepsie.

New Paltz Rotary “Touch A Truck” (6/5, 9am-4pm). Admission : $5, free/ 3 & under.  Ulster County Fairgrounds , Libertyville Rd,  New Paltz.  Rain or Shine.  Where kids can be kids and adults can be kids again.  No pets. No smoking.

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  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 (5/27, 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]

The Five Points of Yoga Workshop with Barbara Boris(1:30-3:30, 5/28). Proper Exercise. Proper Breathing. Proper Relaxation. Proper Diet. Positive Thinking & Meditation. In this workshop, we will examine these 5 Points of Yoga, Swami Vishnudevananda’s condensation of the yoga teachings that form the foundation for healthy living. Suitable for all levels, beginners and non-practitioners welcome. Woodstock Yoga Center. $40.  Info: Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock. 845-679-8700,

10:30AM Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Farewell Train  Rides (5/28, 5/29&5/30).It’s the last call of “All aboard!” Kingston rides depart at 10:30 amand 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 pm. Rides from the Mount Tremper station leave at 11 am. and 1 and 3 pm.  Rides are 45 minutes long and tickets cost $14 for adults, $8 for children ages 2 to 11 and are free for children under 2 with a paid adult fare.

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.

Talk About Dying (6/11, 2-5pm). An  independent grassroots organization committed to providing safe, supportive, free community workshops to explore issues of living and dying on the practical, emotional and spiritual planes. Workshops: Healthcare Proxies & End of Life Choices & Who Will Speak for Me and What Should They Say? This workshop is  facilitated by Talk About Dying founder Dr. Carol Robin, DC.Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills,320 Sawkill Rd. Kingston (Sawkill Rd is under construction, use Rt. 209 detour).

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 to Cragsmoor  Conservancy,PO Box 38, Cragsmoor, NY 12420.

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

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.

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.

TRASH FEST: Marbletown 2016 (6/1 -6/ 30). A month-long series of free art and education events all centered on waste. Info: [email protected] or facebook. Marbletown.

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.

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, 10am). 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.

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(6/5, 12-2. Register by 6/ 1. 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.

Headwaters History Days(6/3-6/5). June 3-5. Free exhibits, tours, talks and music at 15 historic sites from Andes to Olive. Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway . Schedule, descriptions and map at FMI: 845-586-2484. Margaretville.

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 Mobile Clinic for Cats( call for location and  dates). $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.

PRIDE Week Event: PRIDE week kicks off on 6/1at 9pm with an Open Mic night at the Anchor in Kingston. Anyone can perform. Sign up begins at 8:30pm.Upcomikng events  March & Festival on Sunday, June 5th at 1pm (with Kate Pierson as Grand Marshall). The march will leave from the New Paltz middle school parking lot.For a full list of PRIDE events, visit

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