Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 9-18)

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Note to our readers: Every page marks a different date in our online Almanac Weekly calendar of events. The weekly post includes: premier listings on the first page; the events for Thursday on page 2; Friday on page 3; Saturday on page 4; etc.

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If you’d like to submit information about an upcoming event for publication in our popular calendar of events, please e-mail a single-spaced, plain-text document file to Donna Keefe, our calendar manager, at [email protected]. Send the name of the event, time, date, location of event, a telephone number (for publication) and admission charge (specify if free). A brief description is helpful, too. Events are published in the newspaper as a community service and on a space-available basis. Almanac Weekly’s calendar is printed on Tuesdays, so we must receive all entries no later than the previous Friday at noon. If you’d like to speak with Donna directly, call (845) 334-8200 ext. 104.


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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

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.

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 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]

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]

 2016 Testing Dates for Minnewaska Distance Swimmers.To join the Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association you need to be at least 18 years of age and pass the swim test which consists of a 500 yard swim that includes 25 yards each of the crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and backstroke plus 3 minutes treading water. For more particulars and an application, go to our website at: will be given at the following places and times: June 11 at the Kingston High School from 12 – 2pm.  June 18th and 25th at the County Pool, Libertyville Road, New Paltz at 9am.The membership fee is $20.

AuditionNotice:  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.  For 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 (Thru  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.

Jewelry & Silversmithing Classes. Weekly and 1-2 day workshops.Upcoming workshops include:June 11 (10-4) Forged Components;June 12 (10-4) Heatless Chains; June 18 (10-4) Rings; June 25 (10-4) Youth Basic Jewelry;  & July 2-3 (10-4) Basic Jewelry. For more information or to register please visit

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 (thru 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.

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.

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.

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.

2nd Annual Local Cider Market & Tasting (6/11, 12-4pm). Over a dozen New York State cider makers, wineries, and breweries. Fresh cut flowers, local apples, apple cider donuts. Guests tasting cider must be 21+ with ID. Designated drivers receive free admission. Historic Huguenot Street, Deyo House lawn, New Paltz, $10.

2016 Rondout Valley Garden Tour (6/18). A fundraising event benefitting the Rondout Valley Business Association. A self-guided tour. Info: Victoria Gardens, corner of Route 213 and Cottekill Rd, Rosendale, $25.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Info: Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison.

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