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

Thursday 7/28

7:30AM-8:30AM Free Zen Meditation Group. Silent sitting, walking, and connection. Facilitators Doree Lipson & Meredith Johnson are Zen practitioners and meditation teachers, and will offer beginner instruction and support as needed. Donations welcome. Sanctuary, 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-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-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.

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.

10AM Annual Mohonk Mountain House Garden Tour and Breakfast. 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: tinyurl.com/2016-Mohonk-Tour or 845-340-3990 Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, $55.

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.

10AM-11AM Gentle Yoga with Cory Smith. Focusing on the details of alignment and the development of muscular core strength at a slow pace. $8 donation requested. Info: 845-679-8700 or www.woodstockyogacenter.com. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock.

11AM Chess Club. Bring your set and come play this strategic game.Ongoing, Thursdays at 11am. Info: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen, free.

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-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.

1:30PM Art Clubs. For Teens (10-18 yrs) & Kids (5-9 yrs.) (4th Thursday only) Info: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

2PM-3PM Wild About Birds Club. For ages 5-10. Learn how to identify local birds by sound and sight, learning about their ways and habits, Info: 845-757-3771 or www.tivolilibrary.org. Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli.

2PM Into The Woods . The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales collide in this smash hit by Stephen Sondheim. Info: 518-392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org. The 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-11PM Orange County Fair. Carnival rides and games, vendors, demos, exhibits and live concerts. Plus Demolition Derby and other special events at the adjacent Orange County Fair Speedway. Info: 845-343-4826. Orange County Fairgrounds, 239 Wisner Ave, Middletown.

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.

4:30PM-5:30PM Meditation Support Group. meets every Thursday at Mirabai. Seated and Walking Meditation. Walk-ins always welcome. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $10 /donation.

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 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 World Games/Food. Children will play a few games from around the world and even make one to take home! 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  We’re thrilled to be adding Woodstock native and popular teacher Jory Serota to the schedule. 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. $18. Info: 845-679-8700. Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming St, Woodstock. www.woodstockyogacenter.com.

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-10PM Carnival (7/28-7/31). Enjoy live entertainment, kids activities, many vendors including crafts, food. Info: 845-782-8341. Millpond Park, Millpond Pkwy, Monroe.

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.

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 New World Writers Night: Goat Hill Poets. This reading will include all six members of the group (Marianna Boncek, Leslie Gerber, Alison Koffler, Judith Lechner, Guy Reed, & Victoria Sullivan). Readings include an open mic (5 minute limit) which can be poetryor prose. Info: 845-246-0900. New World Home Cooking, 1411 Route 212, Saugerties.

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.

7PM PianoSummer Institute: Student Recital III. Info: www.newpaltz.edu/piano; 845-257-3880. SUNY New Paltz, Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall, New Paltz, free.

7PM-9PM Olde School Game Night! Play board and card games, including Monopoly, checkers, dominoes, Jenga and more. Refreshments will be served. A display of vintage games from Rhinebeck’s past. Door prize. Museum of Rhinebeck History, 6565 Springbrook Ave, Suite 5, Rhinebeck, $10, free /12 & under.

7PM Bard SummerScape 2016. Film Series: “Puccini and the Operatic Impulse in Cinema” Info: [email protected] or 845-758-7900. Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, $10.

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 Last Chance Thursdays: David Kraai. No cover. 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s Inc, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

7PM ‘Dough’. A comedy of mixed races, warm embraces and challah, the Jewish braided bread. A discussion will follow the showing. Info: 845-338-4271 or 845-389-9201. Congregation Emanuel, 243 Albany Ave, Kingston, $5, free /under 12.

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.

8PM Those Darn Accordions. Info: helsinkihudson.com or 518-828-4800. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson.

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 James Hearne. Genre: alternativecountry. Info: 845-202-7500 or www.dogwoodbar.com/ Dogwood, 47 East Main St, Beacon.

8PM Into The Woods . The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales collide in this smash hit by Stephen Sondheim. Info: 518-392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org. The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham.

8PM Shadowland Stages 2016 Season: Miracle on South Division Street. Play by Tom Dudzick. Info: 845-647-5511. Shadowland Stage, 157 Canal St, Ellenville, $39, $34.

9PM Wolf! featuring Scott Metzger. Info: 845-679-4406 or www.BearsvilleTheater.com. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St, Woodstock, $12.

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  1. You do not include listings for the Falcon (or the Egg in Albany) anymore. Why not?

    • ….but we still do publish listings from the Falcon (and the Egg when we have space). Why do you think we don’t, David?

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