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Briefs for April 17, 2019

April 16, 2019 11:50 am

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CHATHAM — An indoor craft and vendor sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4 at the Chatham Fire House, 2 Hoffman St., Chatham, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and the Northern Columbia County Rotary Club. Table fee is $25 and includes one table and chairs. Set up time is 7-8:30 a.m. Outdoor spaces will be available, tables not provided. For information, call Lynn Bell at 518-392-9206.

KINDERHOOK — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6 Silvester St., Kinderhook, will hold the annual strawberry festival 1-6 p.m. June 15. The festival will include chicken dinners, music, kids games, raffles and pony rides. Dinner with strawberry shortcake is $15. Dinner only is $12. Strawberry shortcake only is $6.

PINE PLAINS — The Friends of the Pine Plains Library annual book sale will be held May 25 through May 27. Book donations will be accepted at the library during open library hours through May 15. Books must be current and in good to excellent condition. No damaged or musty books. No reference or text books or VHS tapes. If you have a large number of books to donate, call the library at 518 398-1927 to verify when you are coming. A preview will be held 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday for $10, Friends are free. Sale hours will be held 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. May 25; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 26; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 27. A-fill-a-bag for $5 starts at 11 a.m. Monday. The Pine Plains Free Library is located at 7775 South Main St., Pine Plains. For information, call the library at 518-398-1927.

April 17

HUDSON — Register to vote with the Hudson City School District 4-8 p.m. April 17 in the new gymnasium at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School, 102 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson. Voters must be 18 years of age or older to register. Photo identification is required. To vote in the 2019-20 school budget and Board of Education elections, voters must be registered by May 7.

April 19

SCHODACK LANDING — Enjoy a free, family-friendly moon-light walk guided by Fran Martino at Schodack Island State Park April 19. The program will meet at the Comfort Station, beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. and ending at about 9:30 p.m. The walk will cover 2 miles of easy terrain at a leisurely pace and will stop to view the illuminated Schodack Creek. Registration is suggested, call the Park Office at 518-732-0187. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring a bottle of water and flashlight for safety. Sweatshirts will be available for purchase at the Park Office before the event.

GHENT — Fidelis Care, Love Apple Farm and Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy will host a community-wide Easter egg hunt 10-11:30 a.m. April 19 at 1421 Route 9H, Ghent. There will be an Easter egg hunt, free petting zoo, playground, refreshments and more.

GERMANTOWN — Hover Farms will be teaching the life of a chicken and egg hatching at 10 a.m. April 19 upstairs at the Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road, Germantown. The eggs will be in the library and ready to hatch the weekend of Mother’s Day. For information, call 518-537-5800 or

CLERMONT — Clermont Village Green Events Committee annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held 6-7 p.m. April 19 at the Clermont Village Green, Route 9, Clermont. Meet the Easter Bunny. Games, prizes and refreshments begin at 6 p.m. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to register to be a winner of an Easter basket. Admission is free. For information, call Tami at 518-751-8390.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dining & Dancing With Evie 7:30-10:30 p.m. April 19 at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, Mass. Admission is $12. Dinner is not included. Call Member’s Tavern for dinner reservations at 413-447-9429. For information, contact

April 20

VALATIE — The Northern Columbia Lions Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. April 20 at Callan Park in Valatie. Children from pre-school through grade 6 should bring an Easter basket to have some fun searching for filled plastic eggs. Prizes will be presented to children who find special eggs in each of 3 age categories. A raffle for a spring basket will be held. Check us out on Facebook or

AUSTERLITZ — Austerlitz Historical Society presents Gregg Berninger, Ghent Town Historian. who will speak on “200 Years of Ghentness” at 2 p.m. April 20 at the Austerlitz Firehouse, 450 West Hill Road, Austerlitz. The presentation is a visual romp through Ghent’s 200 years. Roads, railroads, hay presses, the county poorhouse, and cows all feature in the story of Austerlitz’s neighbor to the west. Berninger is a professor of English at Columbia-Greene Community College, president of the Ghent Band and the author of Ghent 1818-2018: A History of Our Own, the definitive bicentennial history of Ghent. The presentation is free and open to the public.

April 21

CHATHAM — Town of Chatham town wide clean up week will be held April 21 through April 27. Trash bags will be provided and may be picked up at the Highway Department, 865 County Route 13, Chatham, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at the Town Hall, 488 Route 295, Chatham, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Roadside debris will be accepted at each location.

April 22

PHILMONT — A special program will be held 9 a.m.-noon April 22 through April 26 at the Philmont Community Center for ages 5 and older. Around the World Spring Break Camp is an opportunity to participate in learning stories and songs from five different countries. Discover what people eat and what their homes are like. Investigate the plants and animals in their part of the world. Pre-registration is necessary for the program. For information including a registration form, contact Susannah White at 716-464-0931 or email There is a suggested donation of $0-$300. The center is located at 14 Lake Drive, Philmont. This program is made possible by the Village of Philmont and Free Columbia.