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

Thursday 6/23

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-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.

9AM-11:15AM New Paltz Playspace. Info: NPZ Town Rec Center, off of Rte 32, New Paltz.

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

10:00AM - 11:00AM  Women’s Yoga with Cory Smith.  A variation of Cory’s former Gentle Yoga class, this hour will now be a sacred space for women to be themselves and deepen their spiritual practice and enhance their health and well being. A community class, it will still be gentle in nature. $8 donation requested. Info: 845-679-8700. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

10AM-11:15AM Kundalini Yoga the Mindful Way with Ben Miller. Kriyas, Breath Work, Mantra and Meditation. Raising energy while being grounded. Info: Anahata Yoga, 36 North Front St, Kingston.

10AM-2PM Hooks & Needles, Yarns & Threads - Informal weekly social gathering for rug hookers, knitters, crocheters, and all other yarn crafters. $1 suggested donation. 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-4PM Fill the Van. UCSPCA is bringing their van to the PetSmart of Kingston to be loaded to over flowing w/ donations. They will also have some of animals that are available for adoption on site. Info: 845-331-5377 or PetSmart, 501 N Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston.

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.

11AM Mystery Mondays book discussion group. The group discusses Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin. Info: 845-485-3445. Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie.

11AM Chess Club. Bring your set and come play this strategic game.�Ongoing, Thursdays at 11am. Info: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, free.

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.

1PM A Taste of Nutrition. Registered dietitian Lisa Appolonia will lead a discussion about good nutrition and how maximizing the amount of nutrients you take in will lead to optimal health. RSVP. Info: 845-266-5530. Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck.

1:30PM The Why! “Part of the Free Spinal Health Workshop series led by Dr. David Lester. Bring a friend and spend an engaging half-hour learning new ways to improve and enhance your health and quality of life. Lester Chiropractic, 3 Paradies Ln, New Paltz, free.

1:30PM Vassar’s Preschool Storytime - Touch the Sky Exhibition. A story time for 3-5 year olds. They will read a story about the moon, look at a few of the artworks in the Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy exhibition, and make a simple craft related to the astronomy theme. Info:845-437-5632. Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, free.

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

3:30PM-4PM Step Class. A high energy class. Ongoing Info: 845-246-4317 or Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties, 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.

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.

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.

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 Bingo!   2nd & 4th Thursdays 7pm Doors open 6pm. Prizes & food. Sponsored by the Beekman Fire Company Auxiliarly Inc. Beekman Fire House, 316 Beekman- Poughquag Rd, Poughquag.

6PM-7:30PM Free Community Dinner. Olive Boy Scout Troop 163 invites you to enjoy a monthly community dinner. The Boy Scouts serve soup and fresh bread to anyone. Info: 845-657-2482. Olive Free Library, 4033 Route 28A, West Shokan.

6PM Book Signing: George C. Daughan & Vernon Benjamin. History on the Hudson. Info: or 845-876-0500. Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St, Rhinecliff, $10.

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

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.

6:00PM - 7:30PM  Level I-II Yoga with Jory Serota.  We’re thrilled to be adding Woodstock native and popular teacher Jory Serota to the schedule. In the Iyengar style, this new evening class is aimed at students with some experience in or desire to learn Iyengar Yoga. Basic postures are refined, and sirsasana (headstand) will be introduced with modifications. $18. Info: 845-679-8700. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

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.

6:15PM Pilates Equipment Group 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. A discussion of the quirky Ray Bradbury work, The Illustrated Man. Info: 845-485-3445. Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie.

6:30PM-8:30PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night: Porco Rosso. Anime. Directed by Miyazaki Hayao, 1992, 94 min. Info: Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Ride Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

6:30PM-8:30PM Tour and Tasting at Arrowood Farms. Join Slow Food Hudson Valley for a private tour and beer tasting. A new farm-brewery born from the idea that great beer is grown from the ground up. RSVP: or845-253-0389. Arrowood Farms, 236 Lower Whitfield Rd, Accord, $30.

7PM-8:30PM Meeting of 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.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Tweed Funk (Funk & Blues). Info: or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM Goonies. Parents will enjoy the trip down memory lane. Kids will love the exciting hunt for One-eyed Willie’s lost treasure in the caves below the Oregon coast. Info: Enchanted Caf�, 7484 S. Broadway, Red Hook, free.

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. Bring your physical, emotional, & spiritual challenges and issues, and have them quickly, effectively resolved and healed in a safe supportive environment. Free, $5 donation welcome. All proceeds godirectly to FOW. Ongoing. Info: 845-706-2183. Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Rd, Woodstock.

7:30PM Reading and Meditation at Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center. Free and open to the public. Info: [email protected] or 845-679-8322. Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center, 1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mount Tremper.

7:30PM End Days. Play by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Experience the rapture, in the company of emos, Elvis impersonators, a father who hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11, and Steven Hawkings. Info: 845-679-0154. Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Laney Jones and the Spirits. New Folk-Rock Sounds. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

8PM Bluegrass Clubhouse with Brian Hollander, Tim Kapeluk, Geoff Harden, Fooch, & Eric Weissberg. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Cafe @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

8PM Special Preview: Brilliant Traces. Play by Cindy Lou Johnson, directed by Sande Shurin, with Maria Elena Maurin and Chris Grady. Info: or 845-679-7900. Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, $15.

8PM Laney Jones and the Spirits. Info: or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

9PM Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Observatory Nights. Explore the Touch the Sky exhibition and then, weather permitting, go to Vassar College’s observatory to view the night sky. Info: 845-437-5632. Vassar College, Observatory, Poughkeepsie, free.

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