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Ulster Events–June 2016

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Saugerties Farmers Market. The Saugerties Farmers Market, a mainstay of delicious fruits and vegetables during each year’s growing season, will open for the 15th year. In addition to a bountiful selection of fresh local vegetables, baked goods, meats, fish, cheese and other goodies, there will be great fun for everyone of all ages, including live music, chef demos, nutrition outreach, massage therapy, and more. Visit saugertiesfarmersmarket.com for more information. 115 Main Street, Saugerties. Opens May 28 and continues every Saturday, 10am-2pm.
Self-Hypnosis & Lucid Dreaming Workshop. There are four stages to falling asleep. Few people know them, fewer develop any skill in them, and most people suffer because of this. Self-hypnosis gives you the tools to navigate each step successfully, to easily and reliably sleep deeply and soundly – not an optional skill if you want to remain healthy. In this class you will learn the skills necessary for ‘a good night’s sleep.’ Lincoln Stoller is a quantum physicist trained in neurofeedback and hypnotherapy (mindstrengthbalance.com). Free. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. June 2, 7-8:30pm.

Stephen Jenkinson Film/Workshop. The feature film GRIEFWALKER is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Jenkinson’s work with the dying, filmed over a 12-year period. It shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counseling sessions with the dying and their families, and in exchanges about how we live and die. A Q&A with Jenkinson will follow the screening (June 3). Jenkison’s workshop ‘Die Wise: Making Meaning of the Ending of Days’ will teach the art of dying, including skills to be practiced in the course of living deeply and well throughout life (June 4). Film $22; Workshop $101; both $112. Tickets at eventbrite.ca (search: Stephen Jenkinson, Kingston). HealthAlliance Hospital, Admin Service Building Auditorium, 105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston. June 3, 7-9:30pm; June 4, 9:30am-3:30pm

7th Annual Collectors Exchange: Fine Art Auction. This fine art auction attracts quality consignments of sophisticated taste. Over 250 lots, including historic Woodstock Art Colony art, historic Hudson Valley art, oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, prints, photography, artifacts, jewelry and vintage posters. Free. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston. June 4-5.

Lecture on Women in Local History. History is dominated by tales of men – but here in the Hudson Valley, a man is setting the record straight by focusing on the unsung women of local Ulster County history. Woodstock town historian Richard Heppner will speak about “Women of the Catskills.” This lecture continues a series of lectures and events with the theme of ‘Celebrating Women in History’ to commemorate the 2017 centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State. No admission fee for UCHS members; $7 for non-members; $5 for students, seniors and the military. Ulster County Historical Society, 2682 Route 209, Marbletown. June 5, 3pm.

Restorative Nature Stroll. In an attempt to make nature connection accessible to all, Wild Earth will lead a one hour ‘Restorative Nature Stroll,’ providing physical and financial accessibility to community members of all ages and abilities. These walks will offer a balance between contemplative, guided, and communal nature exploration, with time for silence and reflection and time for connecting and sharing. Free and open to all. Meet at the Gardens for Nutrition, 51 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. June 7, 12-1pm.

Ballet Hispanico. Catch the best in contemporary American dance as Ballet Hispanico shreds the silver screen in this presentation of their critically-acclaimed “CARMEN.maquia” and “Club Havana.” Since its inception in 1970, Ballet Hispanico has been recognized as one of the nation’s premiere Latino dance organizations.  Led by award-winning artistic director Eduardo Vilaro, the Ballet Hispanio Company has performed for more than 3 million people across 11 countries and 3 continents. $13 for members, $15 for non-members and $6 for children 12 and under. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale. June 12, 3pm.
Klyne Esopus Museum’s Strawberry Festival. This festival is the one of the oldest continuing events in the town of Esopus, dating back to the days when the Klyne Esopus Dutch Reformed Church hosted the community on the church grounds. Refreshments, white elephant sale, hamburgers, hot dogs, old fashioned potato salad, beverages and, of course, fresh strawberry desserts. $12 for adults, $8 for children 4-10, children 3 and under free. Klyne Esopus Museum, 764 Broadway, Ulster Park. June 18, 12-3:00pm.
Free Community Holistic Healthcare Day. A wide variety of holistic health modalities and practitioners available. Appointments can be made on a first-come first-served basis upon check-in. Though no money or insurance is required, RVHHC invites patients to give a donation or an hour of volunteer community service if they can. For more information please visit rvhhc.org. Free. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street, Stone Ridge. June 21, 4-8:00pm.
Grandmother Earth: A Community Art Project. Throughout June, the public is invited to participate in the creation of a work of art initiated by the artist Linda Weintraub and installed at CHRCH Project Space until June 30. The sculpture Weintraub created rises 10 feet toward the ceiling, and 10 feet along the floor. The surface is completely covered with natural treasures gathered from the woods – seeds, mushrooms, acorns, bark, twigs, bones, shells, moss, clay, and lichens. Over the course of the exhibition, the public will have the opportunity to enlarge the artwork by contributing their own arrangements of these sensual forest offerings. Free. CHRCH Project Space, 167 Cottekill Road, Cottekill. Sundays, 2-5pm or by appointment. Closing reception June 26, 3-6pm.
11th Annual Tour De Kingston. The Tour De Kingston offers bike rides for all abilities and interests, including a flat and free 5-mile family ride, plus longer road & Rail Trail rides. Advance registration is $30 for individuals and $50 for couples/families for all rides except the 5-mile family ride, which is free. Day-of registration is $50 for all riders. Register online at bikereg.com. All proceeds benefit Tour de Kingston Community Scholarships, the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County and the HealthAlliance Foundation. Rides begin and end at Forsyth Park, Kingston. June 28. Registration at 8am, road rides at 9am, Rail Trail at 10am, family ride at 11am, BBQ at 12:30pm
End Days The hilarious comedy by Deborah Zoe Laufer.  June 9–26, 2016
Thursday–Saturday: 7:30pm Sunday Matinee: 2pm $25 general admission, $20 student and senior VENUE: The newly air-conditioned Byrdcliffe Theater, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY.
Mindfulness and Healing for Healers.  Come rest, relax, rejuvenate, reconnect and giggle.We will clear, ground and raise our energy, exchange healings, reconnect heartfully with ourselves and other healers, experience and learn a variety of mindful practices to support our full aliveness and how to bring mindfulness into our healing work.**This day is open to healers of all healing modalities – OLHT, Reiki, Matrix, Reconnective Healing, Massage and Others.  Please feel free to forward this to other healers that you sense would be interested.  Space is limited. Date:  Saturday, June 11, 2016  Location: Stone Ridge, NY Cost:  $150 includes lunch, $110 if you register by June 2nd To register: call Nancy at 845 687-2252