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Briefs for Dec. 8, 2018

December 7, 2018 11:33 am

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Dec. 8

VOORHEESVILLE — The Old Songs Concert Series will present “In Praise of Christmas,” a program of songs and carols of the Christmas story and midwinter celebrations from England, Wales, and Spain, all in English translations. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 South Main St., Voorheesville. Performing will be John Roberts on hurdy-gurdy, concertinas and vocals; Lisa Preston on baroque triple harp, gothic bray harp, celtic harp, accordion and vocals; and Armand Aromin on violin, viola, concertina and vocals. Tickets are $25 for adults; $12 for youth 13–18; $5 for children 12 and younger and are available at or by calling Old Songs at 518-765-2815.

TANNERSVILLE — The Mountain Top Arboretum kicks off its first-ever winter programming season in conjunction with Tannersville’s Winter Walk celebration! Join us in the Arboretum’s new Education Center to craft pine cone bird feeders for our feathered friends. Take your creation home and watch birds outside your window during the colder months to come. The program will be held 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. Admission is free. For information, call 518-589-3903.

COXSACKIE — Environmental documentaries are shown twice a month at the Coxsackie Village Office Complex Building, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie.

There is no charge for attending and all ages are welcomed to attend. In December we will be showing No Impact Man at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 and at 4 p.m. Dec. 22, the documentary Farmland will be shown. No Impact Man is a 2009 Indie film/documentary that follows author Colin Beaven, who went completely “green,” giving up virtually all of the comforts of modern living in an effort to curb his impact on the environment.

Farmland is a 2014 documentary by filmmaker James Moll who profiles young farmers and ranchers who have taken over their family businesses.

For information, find us on face book at Coxsackie Earth Day or by calling 518-478-541 or emailing

CATSKILL — The Catskill Glee Club will present their 91st Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the First Reformed Church, 310 Main St., Catskill. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. This season’s guest artist is the Select Treble Choir (women’s chorus from Greenville High School), directed by Jon Meredith. In addition to holiday favorites performed by each group, the combined choirs will sing the several selections, including “O Holy Night.” Following the concert, the audience is invited to join the singers and guest artists for an Afterglow Reception of homemade treats in the Fellowship Hall. In the event of inclement weather the concert will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the church. For information, contact or call Bob Gaus at 845-389-1503.

Dec. 9

KINDERHOOK — The Kinderhook Sportsmen’s Club fifth annual holiday dinner will be held 3-6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the club, 376 Fowler’s Lake Road, Kinderhook. Menu includes ham, roast beef and all the fixings. Eat in or take out. Adults, $20; children under 12, $10. Tickets available Sundays at the club or by calling Sheila at 518-653-5519 or Kathy at 518-669-0101.

CAIRO — The Cairo Rotary Club will be hosting “Breakfast With Santa” 8-11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Bavarian Manor, 866 Mountain Ave., Purling. Adults, $10; children, $8. Make sure to bring your camera to take a picture with Santa Claus.

This fundraiser allows us to adopt 40-50 children from the Cairo-Durham school district to provide them with holiday gifts which include toys, gloves, hats, toothpaste, shampoo, gift wrapping, stocking stuffers, etc.

Dec. 11

LATHAM — The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly 24 meets at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham. We welcome all persons, 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic. For information about the organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM.

Dec. 13

NORTH BLENHEIM — Join Mine Kill State Park to create seasonal kissing balls, made from clippings of Eastern White Cedar, found on the grounds of the New York Power Authority Visitors Center at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Mike Kill, 161 Mine Kill Road, North Blenheim. The workshop will be offered for a $10 fee, and pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Park at 518-827-8690 to reserve your spot. Space is limited. The workshop will be held in the newly renovated Park Office.

CASTLETON — The Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Questar III Central Office, 10 Empire State Blvd., Castleton, in the first floor conference center.

Dec. 15

EAST GREENBUSH — Capital Community Voices will present a program of classical and popular holiday songs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Genet Elementary School, Route 4, East Greenbush. General admission, $10; seniors and students, $8. A reception follows.

CAIRO — The Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, presents a DIY Christmas Ornament Workshop with Theresa Corrigan at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15.

The festive workshop will include holiday music, hot cocoa, and homemade cookies.

Decorate your very own unique ornaments to adorn your tree or wreath or to give as a gift. For information and to reserve a spot, call the library at 518-622-9864.

LOUDONVILLE — The Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville.

This is the group’s holiday party. If you would like to attend the event and plan to bring a dish to share, RSVP to 518-783-3492. Patients (any age) and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more about Parkinson’s disease.

The event provides an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with friends. For information regarding the YOPD, contact 518-783-3492 or 518-541-2021, after 3 p.m.

Dec. 16

CATSKILL - The Catskill Elks Lodge, Jefferson Heights, Catskill, will host Breakfast with Santa and his ‘elks’ 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 16. Children 3 and younger, free; children 4-12, $3; adults, $7.

WEST ATHENS — Breakfast with Santa 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 16 at the West Athens Firehouse 2, Leeds-Athens Road, Athens.

Menu includes choice of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, home fries and beverage. Free will offering.