Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 14-23)

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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.

How to get your event in Almanac Weekly’s calendar:

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.


premier listings

Sacred Studies (7/17, 2-3:30pm). Voice Journey and Grove Lounge with  Stephanie Rooker. Voice-Centered Jam Session for Creative Exploration. A true immersion in creativity, this offering is an opportunity to allow music itself be the teacher. With simple musical structures in place to allow for greater freedom and fearless exploration, voices soar, poetry flows, and the magic of collaboration yields unparalleled possibilities. The Voice Journey approach is based in a delicate balance of cultivating awareness of the voice as an instrument and surrendering to the flow of creativity that runs powerfully through us when we can truly “get out of the way.” $20 exchange, rsvplease:[email protected] or 845-679-5650. Sage Healing Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

Shamanic Sound “Limpia” (7/23,7-8:30pm). Giving Thanks with Feathers, Sage & Sound with Philippe, Lea & Friends. Let us guide you on your quest to find the golden chord of gratitude.  * The arising smoke spirit of sage is used to clear and bring balance to a person’s energies. Feathers are used to comb the smoke over the person’s aura or to direct the person’s prayers up to the Source.  Feathers are sacred objects that reminds us of our connection to the animal essence and energy we are aligning ourselves with. Sound does much more than heal.  Sound can soothe, sound can raise our consciousness, and sound can take us into other realms of reality.  $20 exchange, rsvplease:[email protected] or 845-679-5650. Sage Healing Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

Yoga and Your Core with Terry Fister (7/23, 1:30PM-3:30PM).  What is your core anyway? In this workshop, we will go over the many moving parts that make up your core, and learn how to integrate them to enhance your asana practice. Led by master trainer and yoga teacher Terry Fister, all levels are welcome. So come and learn some fun and interesting ways to condition your core that can have a direct impact on your yoga practice. Woodstock Yoga Center. $40; discount for members.  Info:  (845) 679-8700,  Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock,

Tasting Trifecta at Bradley Farm(7/24  12-6 PM).Farm to table is meeting farm to bottle! Bradley Farm is hosting Tuthilltown Distillery, 1857 Vodka from Barber’s Farm, and our own Pull Brewing for an afternoon of  tastings of different farm brewed local  beers, vodkas and spirits, and specialty drinks.  Plus Ray will be manning the grill, and serving up pierogies, farmed raised sausages and bacon on a stick!  Kid and pet friendly event.   317 Springtown Road New Paltz NY [email protected] 845-430-7749

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival . Info: Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison.

Annual Mohonk Mountain House Garden Tour and Breakfast. Held on 7/28. The Garden Tour is a 2-hour guided walking tour of Mohonk’s formal flower gardens, annual and perennial beds, and greenhouse. Pre-registration is required by Mon. 7/25. Info: or 845-340-3990 Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $55.

Warwick Summer Arts Festival (7/15-7/17). Various locations through Warwick. Info: Warwick.

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 ( 7/14, 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.

Organ Cleansing Qi Gong 6 week Course Series: Balance your emotions and detoxify your body (thru 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  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 (thru 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.

Photographing the Nude in Nature  taught by Dan McCormack, on Saturdays, July  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 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 paid by cash or check.

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 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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