Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 2-11)

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Register Now! 6th ANNUAL MENLA Sound Healing Retreat Training (6/16-6/19). The world’s foremost experts in the art and science of Sound Healing will come together to immerse retreat participants in the sacred power of sound.   Led by Diane Mandle, Tito La Rosa, Dr. John Beaulieu, and others. SAGE Center for the Healing Arts,6 Deming St. 2nd Floor, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-5650 or [email protected] or

Headwaters History Days (6/3-6/5).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.

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, 6/3,7-9:30pm;  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.

The Country Living Fair (6/3-6/5,10AM-5pm).  Antiques, artisans, art, furniture, home decor & more. All exhibits are under cover. Rain or Shine. Info: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, $16 /one day, $20.

Upcoming: Yoga Rolla Workshop with Terry Fister (6/4,1:30-3:30pm).  A variation of our regular Yoga Rolla class, this workshop is designed to pinpoint how each of us can best use soft foam rolling exercises to improve the alignment and performance of our yoga postures. If you already have a SOFT foam roller, please bring it. The studio will have rollers available to use during the workshop. Woodstock Yoga Center. $40, plus $5 off rollers purchased in the boutique.  Info: Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. 845-679-8700,

IGet Your Tickets Now! Indian Classical Dhrupad Vocal Concert (6/5.5-7:30pm). Come see the oldest form of Indian Classical music! Featuring renowned singer and teacher Pandit Nirmalya Dey, accompanied by Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma on the Pakhawaj (classical Indian drum). Both musicians will be available for teaching music classes the following week. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Tickets $20 at the door, cash only please. First come first seated: floor, bolster or chair. Advance reservations and seats available online or by contacting  845- 679-8700 or [email protected] For more information about lessons call 845- 679 2625.

Upcoming: Yoga Workout Class with Terry Fister(6/5,8:30-9:30am). For those of you who want to get up and go a little earlier on Sunday, Woodstock Yoga Center is adding a new Sunday morning class to the schedule. Led by Terry Fister, Yoga Workout is a multi-level Vinyasa flow class combining traditional asana with modern core exercises designed to enhance mobility, stability and strength. Every Sunday starting June 5, 8:30-9:30 am at Woodstock Yoga Center. $18 drop-in, or use your class card for discounted rates. Info: Woodstock Yoga Center, 6  Deming St, Woodstock, 845- 679-8700,

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” Event (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 -  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]

Mountain Jam (6/2-6/5). 12th Annual Festival at Hunter Mountain. Full line-up, lodging and more at Hunter Mountain, Hunter.

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]

Auditions Notice:  Mel Brooks’ musical comedyYoung Frankenstein. Audition dates 6/18 , 1pm  & 6/19, 7pm. Callbacks: 6/20, 7pm. Needed: Actors/singers aged 18+. Prepare: 16 bars of a Broadway song; bring a copy of your sheet music for our accompanist.  Be prepared to list all conflicts. Performance Dates: 10/14 – 11/ 6  (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays). All parts are open. No appointment necessary. For further information, email  [email protected] The Center for Performing Arts, Rt. 308, Rhinebeck.

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).

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. CHURCH 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.

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.

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.

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

Family of New Paltz Hotline Volunteer Training June 2016. Open to all 16 and over. Training covers the core of Family’s phone and texting hotline and walk-in services. Email [email protected] to apply or for more information. Family of New Paltz, 51 North Front St, New Paltz.

Annual Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge (6/5). Riders of all ages are invited to participate in one of four road rides: 50-mile Shawangunk Ridge Ride; 30-mile Countryside Ride; 11-mile Scenic Ride; and 5-mile Family Ride. Info: 845-658-4855 or High Meadow School, 3643 Main St, Stone Ridge.

Family of New Paltz Hotline Volunteer Training June 2016. Open to all 16 and over. Training covers the core of Family’s phone and texting hotline and walk-in services. Email [email protected] to apply or for more information. Family of New Paltz, 51 North St, New Paltz.

Upcoming Opening Reception: A Photographic Diary of Josephs Bertolozzi’s Tower Music / Musique de la Tour by Franc Palaia ( 6/14, 4:30-6:30pm).  Show runs thru 7/28. Book and CD signing at the reception Joseph Bertolozzi ’81  collected over ten  thousand sounds by playing hand railings, benches,stairs, walls, ceilings, I-beams and everything in between at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Joseph Redwood Martinez ’11  documented this musical journey in Tower Music Video.For more, or or 845-437-5370. James W. Palmer III ’90 Gallery,  College Center, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie.

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