Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 16-25)

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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

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 -  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]

Open Casting Call - Eugene O’ Neill’s Play “Anna Christie (6/18, 3-5pm). Non-Union. Stipend. Stella May Productions. 275 Fair Street. Suite 17F,Kingston. Full details and character breakdowns available at

Empowering Our Community, Empowering Ourselves (6/30, 6:30-8:30pm). A talk and discussion on an integrated approach to benefit our lives, those we care about, and our community. Explore how a holistic perspective of ourselves and our world shows these to be aspects of a greater whole. Brought to you by Key Life. Info: or  845-462-2600. Free event, donations welcome. Woodstock Public Library. 5 Library Lane Woodstock.

The Tibetan Center Film Series (6/25, 7:30pm) presents Valley of the Heroes (2013) an inside account of language and cultural loss in Hualong County, a Tibetan and Muslim community in Amdo, north-eastern Tibet (Qinghai Province, China).  A rare and thought-provoking glimpse into a Tibetan society caught in the midst of a difficult and complex cultural transition. Directed by Khashem Gyal (54 mins, in Tibetan & Chinese with English subtitles.) $8 suggested donation.The Tibetan Center, 875 Rt 28, Kingston, 845-383-1774.

 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 18th and 25th at the County Pool, Libertyville Road, New Paltz at 9am.The membership fee is $20.

Woodstock School of Art Workshops Offered:  Abstraction & Narrative in the Landscape Workshop (6/18-6/20). Christie Scheele. All levels welcome. $318; & Making Monotypes With Water Based Media Workshop( 6/18-6/19). Anthony Kirk. Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary.$235; &  Color & Dramatic Light in the Landscape Workshop ( 6/18-6/20). Robert Carsten. $235.  All levels welcome. All workshops run from 9am-4pm. Info: The Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Save the Date: 5TH Annual Retro Rally. (6/18) This year it is an evening event and with a tiki party / beach theme! Bring your classic cars and motorcycles. Info: Cornell St Studios, 168 Cornell St, Kingston.

Register Now! 11th Annual Tour De Kingston and Ulster (6/26). Features six different bike rides showcasing the variety of cycling opportunities. The 5-Mile Family Fun Ride is free. Info: Forsyth Park Pavilion, Kingston, $40, $50 /family.

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.

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