Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (June 30 - July 9)

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

Leslie Bender Open Studio and Art Sale (7/2 &7/3, 1-5 pm). “Featuring Beach and Swimming pool paintings.”  Show will exhibit thru July.  845-670-2027. The Shirt Factory, Studio #416, 77 Cornell St, Kingston.

Hot Hip Asana Workshop with Barbara Boris (7/2, 1:30PM-3:30PM).  This holiday weekend, give your hip joints and groins something to celebrate. Whether they are tight or too loose from injuries, age, habits or gravity, working with the hips creates freedom, more circulation and deep relaxation. We will explore the hip and its proper alignment in asana. Appropriate for all levels and all schools of yoga, but not for absolute beginners.  Woodstock Yoga Center. $40; discount for members.  Info:  845- 679-8700,  Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock,

New Moon Gong Immersion: Blossoming Into Fullness of Living Tone with Philippe Garnier (7/2,7-8:30pm).  A tone of fullness, when suspended in acoustic space, feeds back upon itself.    Any sound that is “fattened”, made fuller and suspended in time, takes on a more holistic quality of resonance. Bathing in this space we can sense the feeling of our own body transform into a feeling of no body at all as the gongs do their work.  There is a sense of  timelessness and bliss that can be experienced, along with a consciousness of detachment, compassion and peace. $20 Donation Register:[email protected] or 845- 679- 5650. SAGE Center for the Healing Arts, 6 Deming St. 2nd Floor, Woodstock.

Organ Cleansing Qi Gong 6 week Course Series: Balance your emotions and detoxify your body (7/7-8/18, Thursdays 6-6:45pm). Learn this form to heal internal organs like liver, spleen etc. and reach a state of deep relaxation through qi gong energy work. This formincludes gentle movements, breath and visualization. Led by Olga Pchelintseva-Mares Sahej Kaur, Qi Gong instructor and Healer One & Classical pianist EPIC Place, 122 Main St, New Paltz, $60 /6 week series, $15 /drop-in fee.

Register Now! Bus trip to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA for Yidstock Concert & Tour. (7/17). Lunch & Donation included. Info: 845-338-8131 or Jewish Federation of Ulster County, One Albany Ave, Kingston, $100.

Hudson Valley Comedy Festival (6/30-7/2).50 comedians from all over the country, over 60 comedic films, improv, sketch shows, workshops  on six stages in  Kingston, Saugerties, and Rhinebeck. $10-$250.  For details  and locations: log onto

Upcoming Performance: Assassins  (7/1-7/17, Fri & Sat 8pm & Sun 3pm).  By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman .  $26/adults, $24/srs. Info: 845-876-3080 or Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck.

Kaaterskill Actors Theater and Petite Productions presents Christmas in July with Thonrton Wilder ( 7/1 & 7/2, 7pm & 7/3,2pm).  Doctorow Center for the Arts, Main St, Village of Hunter. Info:

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]

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.

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.

 “Writing the College Essay” will include lessons, workshops and group exercises conducted on the SUNY New Paltz campus from July 11 to 15, from 9am to 1pm. Writing Project summer program helps high schoolers with the college essay. Students and teachers will work collaboratively to brainstorm topics, study effective model essays and organize their ideas and writing in a supportive setting. The cost is $275; scholarships are available. This is one of several programs offered for young writers this summer. To register: more information about “Writing the College Essay” or other youth writing programs, contact Diane Rawson, Coordinating Director of HVWP Youth Programs: 845-943-8437.

Tram Tours are Back! Take A Ride on Roosevelt Farm   Lane and Learn About FDR the Tree Farmer.  This unique tour follows the path FDR drove regularlywith guests, family and Fala. Learn about FDR’s tree plantationsin Hyde Park and their connection to New Deal programs.Ranger-driven Tram Tours offered every Saturday and Sunday,thru September 25,1:30  & 3:30 pm, $10 per person.Depart from the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center,Home of FDR. Call  845-229-5320 for reservations. FDR, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

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.

34th Annual DeLisio Memorial Golf Tournament to Benefit Special Olympics(7/9) at The Woodstock Golf Club. Entry fee includes golf, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, prizes, music and most importantly, your donation to Special Olympics.  For more information please contact Paul DeLisio at 845-339-4600 or by email at: [email protected] or www.

2016 Pets Alive Golf Tournament (7/11) at the West Hills Country Club, 121 Golf Links Road, Middletown. All net proceeds from this event will support the over 300 animals at Pets Alive. Golfers will enjoy a great day that includes use of the practice, a goody bag, BBQ lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart (scramble format), an Evening Program including cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and open bar, buffet dinner with cash bar, a silent auction, raffle, 50/50 and Awards. Vegetarian options will be available. There is also a “dinner only” option for those that cannot play but would like to join in the Evening Program festivities. Many on-course contests will be available including a chance to win a car. Golfer registration is $150 per person and the “dinner only” option is $40 per person. The day begins with registration and lunch from 11am-12:15pm, tee off at 12:30pm and cocktail hour and the evening program begins immediately after golf concludes at about 5:30pm.

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.

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