Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (July 28-August 6)

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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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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.

Italian Takeout Dinner & Bake Sale ( 8/13, 3-6pm). All dinners are $10. Choices:  Meatball Sub, Sausage & Pepper Sub or Spaghetti & Meatballs All dinners served with salad & desert. RSVP preferred but not necessary, those who wish reserve a dinner selection, may call  845-679-2982. Woodstock Fire Company #3,4123 Route 212 in Lake Hill.

Notice: The Copy Hut O& Printing.  Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm & Saturday 9am - 1pm. Orders may be emailed 24 hours a day at [email protected] The Copy Hut, 508 Albany Ave, Kingston.  845-339-2336.

Cancelled: Community Playback Theatre will not be performing in August.  Continued best wishes for a great summer.  Please come and see us on Friday September 2, 2016!  Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Road, Highland.$10  suggested donation.  For information: 845-883-0392.

Call for Vendors: Hurley Harvest Fest ( 8/18, 11am-5pm). Crafts, specialty foods, produce, food trucks-rain or shine 52 Main St. Hurley. For more information or an application, call Nancy at 845-336-5267 or e-mail: [email protected]

Reading, Book Signing, and Author Q&A(8/ 6, 12:30– 2pm).  Featuring local authors Nina Shengold, Carol Goodman, Kate Hymes, and Jana Martin, UUCC  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Rd. Kingston, NY 12401 Access from Rt. 209/199 due to bridge construction. Lunch available. Free and open to the public.

Don’t Miss The HVCD Celebrate Summer Show (8/26, 8:30-11:30pm).  Featuring Big Fez and the Surfmatics at  the Hudson Valley Community Dances Swing Dance . A four-man group performing classic surf and beach music from the early 1960’s.   Free beginners’ lesson from 8-8:30pm.     Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie,.  For more info go to or call 845 454-2571.

Call for Vendors: Hurley Harvest Fest (9/18, 11am-5pm). Crafts, specialty foods, produce, food trucks-rain or shine 52 Main St. Hurley. For more information or  an  application, call Nancy at 845-336-5267 or e-mail: [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]

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.

 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   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 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; & Low-cost vaccine & dental Clinics available.  Call for info: 845-343-1000 or log onto The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.), 60 Enterprise Place, Middletown.

Open Call to Artists for the exhibition Postcards from the Trail. Artists of all are ages are invited to participate. There is no fee to enter, but entries must follow guidelines and arrive by 9/3/16. Info: : [email protected] or call: 518-943-7465. Thomas Cole Site, Catskill.

Audition Notice: Inherit the Wind. Auditions: August 13 at 1PM, 14 at 7PM, 15 (Callbacks) at 7PM. This is a large cast, non-musical drama with lots of speaking roles as well as non-speaking roles. Info: [email protected] The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 NY-308, Rhinebeck.

Register Now: Youth Firearm Programing. Hands on Courses in Air Rifle and Shotgun. 3-day shotgun workshop. Youth 12 years and older. Workshop starts 8/12. Info: 518-828-3346 or [email protected] or The Hudson Fish and Game Club, 293 Fish and Game Rd, Hudson, $20.

4-H’s Youth Program: Farm Animal Adventures - (8/8-8/12). Grades 1-5. “Chickens and Horses and Cows Oh My.” Explore the vast world of Animal Science through the paring of books and hands-on activities. Reg reqr’d. Info: 518-734-4405 or [email protected] Windham PublicLibrary, 5379 State Route 23, Windham.

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice (8/4-8/7). A Celebration of Shakespeare! Open air seating (grass, chairs, etc.) Inside Venues for various performances throughout the weekend. charge 20 events: Operas, World Music, Concerts, Plays, Children’s Shows. Info: or 845-586-3588.Phoenicia Parish Field, Main and Ave Maria, Phoenicia.

Annual Mohonk Mountain House Garden Tour and Breakfast (7/28, 10am ). The Garden Tour is a 2-hour guided walking tour of Mohonk’s formal flower gardens, annual and perennial beds, and greenhouse. Info: or 845-340-3990 Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $55.

Open Call to Artists for the exhibition Postcards from the Trail. Artists of all are ages are invited to participate. There is no fee to enter, but entries must follow guidelines and arrive by 9/3/16. Info: : [email protected] or call: 518.943.7465 xt 108. Thomas Cole Historical Site, Catskill.

4-H’s Youth Program: The Wonderful World of Insects. (8/1-8/4). Grades 1-5. Learn how to identify insects, how they survive and what we can do to help protect them. Reg reqr’d. Info: 518-966-8205 or [email protected] Greenville Public Library, 11177 State Rt  32, Greenville.

4-H’s Youth Program: International  Cooking (8/8-8/12). Grades 1-5. Explore different cultures through food. learn about the geographic region the food comes from. Reg reqr’d. Info: 518-828-0017. Hudson Youth Center, Hudson. Also in Coxsackie - Info: 518-731-8084 or [email protected] Heermance Memorial Library, Coxsackie.

2016 PianoSummer (7/9-7/29). 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.

Creativity Marathon Comes to the Hudson Valley(8/4-8/7). A 4-day, 3 county loop course. Creatives will compete on an exhaustive course of workshops, rehearsals, exhibitions, performances, and popups to reach the finish line podium. Info: /

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