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

Thursday 7/7

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.

8AM-9AM Senior Feel Good Aerobics with Diane Collelo Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock.

8:30AM-9:30AM Free Daily Silent Sitting Meditation. On-going every Morning, seven days a week, 8:30-9:30 am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906.  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 www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

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

9:30AM Gyrotonic Tower 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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

9:30AM-10:30AM Senior Flex and Stretch with Diane Colello. Movement for balance and breath, weight-training for bone health, and mat work for flexibility and core strengthening. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1 donation. Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock.

10AM-11AM Women’s Yoga with Cory Smith. A variation of Cory’s former Gentle Yoga class, 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 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

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.

10:30AM Kids Gone Wild. A four-week series. Kids entering grades K-2 will meet in the library’s Learning Garden. An hour of fun, noisy activities Drop in for one day or come for all four! Info: www.redhooklibrary.org or 845-758-3241 Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook.

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-12PM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Babes in the Woods . Specifically for parents with babies and toddlers. Pre-registration is requested for this program. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Wildmere parking area, Gardiner, $10 /per car.

12PM-2PM Free One-on-One Tech Tutoring. Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Those interested may call ahead to reserve a time or just drop in during the above hours. Tutor Hunter Huang is a junior at Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring incommunications. Info: 845-255-1255. Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner.

12:30PM Old Dutch Village Garden Club Regular Meeting. Held the second Thursday of each month at 12:30pm. All meetings are free and open to the public, visitors welcome! Info: [email protected] St. John’s Reformed Church, Red Hook.

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. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1donation. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212, Woodstock.

2PM-3:30PM Painting on Pottery workshop at Roost Studios and Art Gallery. 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. Roost Studios and Art Gallery, 69 Main St, Upstairs in the Art Gallery second floor, New Paltz.

2PM Chicago. Kander and Ebb’s mega-hit full of jazz, murder, and mayhem. Info: www.machaydntheatre.org or 518-392-9292. Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham.

3PM-7PM Town of Plattekill Farmers’ Market. Town Hall, 1915 Rt 44/55, Modena.

3PM Sharon Audubon Society. Sunny Kellner, Wildlife Rehabilitation & Outreach Coordinator at the Sharon Audubon Center. Live reptiles, insects and related props. Reg reqr’d. Info: 845-905-8000. The Fountains at Millbrook, 79 Flint Rd, Millbrook, free.

3:30PM-4PM Step Class. A high energy class. Ongoing Info: 845-246-4317 or saugertiespubliclibrary.org. 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.

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 saugertiespubliclibrary.org. Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties, free.

4:30PM -5:30PM Meditation Support Group meets every Thursday at Mirabai.  Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock.  845-679-2100.  $10.  Walk-ins welcome, no pre-registration required.

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: www.woodstockshcoolofart.org. Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, $20 /session, $50 /4 classes.

5:30PM Pasture Walk for Livestock Producers:  Soil Sampling and Grass ID. Do you want to learn more about improving your pasture stands and what grasses are in them? Join local Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Livestock Educators, Jason Detzel and Rachel Moody. This is a collaborative effort between the Natural Resources Conservation Service and CCE of Orange and Ulster counties.  Watswyck Ranch,60 Sinsabaugh Rd, Pine Bush.  This class is free and open to the public, and will be held rain or shine.  Please RSVP so we can plan for materials.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Rachel at 845-344-1234 or email [email protected], or Jason at 845-340-3990 or email [email protected]

5:30PM Woodstock Ultimate Disc. Ongoing games - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30pm; & Sundays at 3pm . A free, casual, co-ed pickup game. See WoodstockUltimate.org for details. Athletic fields, 98 Comeau Dr, Woodstock.

6PM-7PM Meditation Practice at Sky Lake Shambhala Retreat Center. Ongoing. Free and open to the public. Contact info: 845-658-8556 or www.skylake.shambhala.org. Sky Lake Meditation Center, 22 Hillcrest Ln, Rosendale, free.

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-6:45PM 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 form includes 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.

6PM Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See. Author: Anthony Doer. Info: 845-688-7811. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia.

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.

6PM-7:30PM Level I-II Yoga with Jory Serota. 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.Info: 845-679-8700 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock, $18.

6:15PM Gyrotonic Tower 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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

6:30PM – 8PM Crystal Attunement Circle with Mary Vukovic.  First Thursday of every month.  This is a free-form gathering for like-minded souls wishing to attune to thteh current energies for personal expansion.  Topics include crystal healing, current astrological placements and subjects related to the ascension process.  Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock.  845-679-2100.  $10.  No pre-registration required.

7PM Mid-Hudson Computer User’s Group. Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Current reading interests are contemporary fiction, classics, memoirs and popular nonfiction. New members with new suggestions always welcome! 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

7PM Hudson Valley Garden Association Monthly Meeting.  Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm. Info: 845-418-3640. Shawangunk Town Hall, 14 Central Ave, Wallkill.

7PM First Thursday Singer Songwriter Series. Maureen and Don welcome Stuart Kabak, Montgomery Delany, and The Levins. Info: www.highfallscafe.com or 845-687-2699. High Falls Cafe, High Falls.

7PM-8:30PM Free Holistic Self-Care Class featuring Home Funerals with Krista Marshall. Sponsored by The Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community. 1st Thursday of each month. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St. (Rt 209) in Stone Ridge.

7PM Reader’s Choice Book Group. The group is casual and the discussions are informal. The monthly selections are chosen by the readers and copies are provided by the Library. Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Info: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

7PM-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night. Info: 845-255-8811 or www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7:15PM Pilates Equipment Group 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 www.ulsterpilates.com. Ulster Pilates, 32 Broadway, Kingston.

7:30PM Community Potluck and Meet the Artist: Stacie Flint! The artist will be talking about her work, her process and her inspiration. Info: Roostcoop.org/ Roost Studios and Art Gallery, 69 Main St, New Paltz.

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 Bard SummerScape 2016. Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed. Futurist puppet plays by Fortunato Depero. Translated, designed, and directed by Dan Hurlin. Created by the ensemble. Info: [email protected] or 845-758-7900 Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $25 /starting price.

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.

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 Chicago. Kander and Ebb’s mega-hit full of jazz, murder, and mayhem. Info: www.machaydntheatre.org or 518-392-9292. Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham.

8PM Powerhouse Theater- The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. Adapted book by Santino Fontana, directed by Scott Ellis. Info: powerhouse.vassar.edu or 845-437-5599. Vassar College, Martel Theater, Poughkeepsie.

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