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

Thursday 7/14

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, 8:30-9:30am in the Amitabha Shrine Room. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

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

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.

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 Stretch and Flex with Diane Collelo. Open to all Woodstock residents 55 & older, $1 donation requested. Town Hall, Woodstock.

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.

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.

1PM-2PM “Around the World in 30 Instruments.” The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short will present a world music concert for all ages. This educational concert featuresTraditional & Original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval & RenaissanceEurope, India and the Americas. Info: 845-331-0507. Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston, 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. Sponsored by Woodstock Senior Recreation and open to Woodstock residents 55 and older. $1donation. Rescue Squad Bldg, Rt 212, Woodstock.

1PM A Taste of Tai Chi. Instructor Vince Sauter will introduce patrons to Tai Chi. The program integrates gentle movements with mediation and self-massage. Info: 845-266-5530. Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck.

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.

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 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.

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.

4:30 PM – 5:30PM Meditation Support Group meets at Mirabai every Thursday.  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.

5PM Book Signing: Joyce Carol Oates, author of The Doll-Master, The Lost Landscape, Jack of Spades, and The Man Without a Shadow. The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock, 845-679-8000.

5:30PM-7:30PM “Sunset Sensations” Wine and Food Series. Michael Polasek of Bluestone Bistro. Enjoy samplings from Hudson Valley chefs and wine pairings from around the world in this year-long series. Res suggested. Info: 845-454-4500 or www.lgny.org/ Locust Grove, MansionLawn, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, $29.

5:30PM Mid-Hudson Computer User’s Group. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. These monthly sessions begin with a questions and answers period thena look at  demos and programs of interest. Bring a flash drive or DVD or CD-R and/or a digital camera or laptop. 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Esopus, free.

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 Dan Liebel Reptiles. Dan will bring his collection of reptiles including snakes, turtles, and a crocodilian. Info: 845-679-6405 or westhurleylibrary.org. West Hurley Public Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley, 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.

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.

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

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-8PM   Mediumship Message Gallery with psychic medium Adam Bernstein.  Adam connects with the Spirit world and brings through factual information as well as messages to audience members from those on the other side of life in this positive, safe and uplifting and empowering evening.  Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock.  845-679-2100.  $20 if registered by July 12; $25 after.

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.

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.

7PM  Music on Main Street!  The Spectacular Average Boys – Music From the Hills, No Regrets.Bring a lawn chair, a picnic dinner, and your friends and neighbors for a night of music under the Catskills stars. This concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed to support this and other programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group in the community of Stamford.  Veteran’s Memorial Park,at the intersection of Main St &Railroad Ave Stamford. Info: 607-326-7908 or roxburyartsgroup.org.

7PM  Open Mic Night with Jeff Entin. www.highfallscafe.com.Reservations can be made by calling 845-687-2699.High Falls Café, High Falls.

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

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Joseph Bertolozzi’s Bridge Music and Tower Music. Info: www.liveatthefalcon.com or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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 www.mideastcrisis.org. Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln, Woodstock.

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 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-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.

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 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.

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