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Adult Learning Institute announces programming for June

June 11, 2019 11:32 am

HUDSON — The Adult Learning Institute has announced its programs for June. All programs are held at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson. Call the ALI Office at 518-828-4181 ext. 3431 or email ali@sunycgcc.edu to register.

Open Pinochle Group 1:30-4 p.m. June 17 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge with Madeline Dickerson. Whether you’re a novice, an expert or fall somewhere in between, the Open Pinochle Group welcomes you. This group, which generally meets twice a month on the firsrt and third Monday, provides a wonderful opportunity to learn, share and meet new people with a similar interest.

Bridge Group with Bridge Lessons 1:30-4 p.m. June 18 and June 25 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. The bridge group generally meets every week and is open to all members of ALI. If you are interested in learning to play bridge or just need to brush up on your skills, we offer a bridge class. Call Margaret in the ALI Office to register for the class.

Mahjongg 1:30-4 p.m. June 12 and June 26 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge with Barbara Troy. Mahjongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards and the group meets three Wednesdays each month. If you are an experienced player, just call the office and let Margaret know you will be attending. If you are interested in learning to play Mahjongg, contact the ALI Office and your name will be placed on the list for the next beginner class.

Frederic Church: Olana and the Hudson River School 10:30 a.m.-noon June 13 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge with Amy Hufnagel, vice president of Interpretation and Engagement at Olana. Her talk explores those elements of Olana and its collections that tell the story of Frederic Church as the preeminent artist of the Hudson River School, America’s first art movement. Participants will learn about Church’s early years as a student of Thomas Cole, what inspired his subjects, and his explorations of the intersections between his Christian faith and 19th century advancements in the natural sciences. Discussion will also consider the changing interpretations of this school of USA landscape painting. Q&A will follow.

Listen & Learn: Columbia County Photographers Showcase 10:30 a.m.-noon June 27 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. The Columbia County Photographers Club will present the best work of three members, Paul Abitabile, J. Pierre Gontier and Ken Bovat with a panel discussion and Question and Answer session. Listen and Learn is open to the public. Call 518-828-4181 ext. 3431 or email ali@sunycgcc.edu to reserve.