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

Thursday 8/4

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: PhoeniciaVoiceFest.org or 845-586-3588.Phoenicia Parish Field, Main and Ave Maria, Phoenicia.

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-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 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.

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 Ulster County Fair (8/2-8/7).Car Load Night– Tuesday,$40 per car,Senior Day – Thursday - Seniors free, General Admission $15. info: ulstercountyfair.com/. New Paltz Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz.

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.

10AM-1PM Minnewaska Preserve: Junior Naturalists- Papermaking in the Park Preserve. For ages 6 to 12. Learn the fun art of papermaking. Pre-registration is required. Info: 845-255-0752. Minnewaska Preserve, Gardiner, $10 /per vehicle.

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.

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.

11:30AM-1PM “Third Thursday Luncheon.” As part of Messiah’s Outreach Programs, each luncheon benefits a local organization to support its ongoing programs. $6/ donation requested. For takeout orders with a $7/ donation. Info: 845-876-3533. The Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck.

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 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 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. 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 - 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-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 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 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-6:45PM 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 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-9PM Thursday Japanese Free Movie Night. Info: 845-255-8811 or www.GKnoodles.com. Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

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 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, Esopus.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Sekanjabin - Turkish/World Music Phenomenon. Info: liveatthefalcon.com or 845-236-7970. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

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 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, Esopus.

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-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 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 Ben Rounds, Artist-in-Residence. No cover. 21+. Info: 845-853-8049. Uncle Willy’s Inc, 31 North Front St, Kingston.

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.

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 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.

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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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