Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 7-16)

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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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Upcoming: Music at Lydia’s!  Featuring John Esposito on piano (7/19, 7-10pm). Lydia’s, 7 Old US Hwy 209, Stone Ridge, 845-687-6373.

Painting on Pottery Workshop at Roost Studios and Art Gallery (7/7 7/14, 2-3:30pm). Casey Taylor will lead this creative activity. Open to all ages from kids and adults. you will choose a pre-fired ceramic bowl. and using our glazes and your inspiration you will design and decorate it. Then you leave it with us and we will fire it in our off site kiln and call you to pick it up.RSVP at 845- 568 -7540; also Community Potluck and Meet the Artist  Stacie Flint! (7/7, 7:30pm); & Opening Reception: Variation, Relations and Photo Construction. Solo exhibition  by  Laszlo Andacs (7/16, 6-8pm).  Roost Studios and Art Gallery, 69 Main St, Upstairs in the Art Gallery second floor, New Paltz.

2016 PianoSummer (thru 7/29). Offering classical music to SUNY New Paltz, with concerts, recitals, piano competitions and master classes taking place on campus. Info: 845-257-3880 or SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz.

Senior Class: “A Matter of Balance” (7/8). Sponsored by Health Quest, is adding another Dutchess County location this summer. Seniors interested in classes must fill out an application. Applications are available at or 845-486-2555 Town of Beekman, community center, 31 Recreation Center Rd, Hopewell Junction.

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.

Shandaken Studio Tour & Whole Arts Catalog (7/15-7/17).  Kick off Party  “Short Tall Tales” - open-mouth storytelling performance with host MC Sparrow on 7/15, 7-10 pm;  Pot-luck reception 7/16, 6-9  pm  at The Arts Upstairs &  Open studio tours  7/16 & 7/17, 10 am-5 pm  all over the Town of Shandaken.  For tour locations, previews and information can be found in the Whole Arts catalog online at  or email [email protected] for information. Or call 845-688-2977. Events are free.

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  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.

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 7/11-7/15, 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.

Coach  House Players Audition Notice: Annual Variety Show on July 11 & 12 from 7-9pm.  Anyone interested in singing, dancing, playing an instrument or doing comedy is encouraged to audition. The theme of this year’s show is “Hootenany, A Salute to Folk Music” and is directed by Coach House member Barbara Jones. More information can be found at Coach House Players, 12 Augusta St. Kingston.

Photographing the Nude in Nature( July 2016, taught by Dan McCormack, on Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 10am – 4pm).In this workshop, participants will work with various figure models, first in the Unison Sculpture Garden, then break for lunch and travel to landscape settings, often with ponds or streams. Different models and shooting sites are planned for each Saturday. One can either bring lunch or can pick up sandwiches along the way.Cost for the set of four session is  $450, 1 session 150 .To register, call 845-255-1559 . Unison,  68 Mt. Rest Rd, New Paltz.

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  For more particulars and an application, go to our website at: will be given from noon to 2pm on July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at the Moriello Pool (on Mulberry St. off of 32 North in New Paltz).  Be sure to arrive with 2 head shots and $3.00 for entry fee.  Applications should be completed at “Apply for Membership” online.The membership fee is $20.00 paid by cash or check.

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.

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.

Sinterklaas Grumpus Workshops in July (July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10am -2pm ).  A  prop making workshop. Instructor Felix Olivieri  will be making  jumbo cardboard Grumpus heads for the annual Sinterklaas parade that takes place on November 26th this year.This workshop is free and open to children and adults of all ages.  Donations are welcome.For more information call 845-514-3998.  Old Dutch Church , Kingston.

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