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Briefs for Jan. 18, 2019

January 17, 2019 11:31 am Updated: January 17, 2019 12:00 pm


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Jan. 18

EAST BERNE — The Helderberg Christian School, 96 East Main St., East Berne, will serve pizza 4:45-8 p.m. Jan. 18. Eat in or take out. Orders must be placed by Jan. 12. Toppings include pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions and extra cheese. Cheese, $10; 1 topping, $13; 2 toppings, $15; 3 or more toppings, $17. For information and to place an order, call/text Mrs. Dean at 518-795-7491.


COXSACKIE — The First Reformed Church of Coxsackie, 284 Mansion St., Coxsackie, will be hosting its monthly Free Food Friday 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. All are welcome to join us for a free hot meal and fellowship.


ONEONTA — European Starlings: Love ’em or Hate ’em, They Do Amazing Things at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host Professor Peter Fauth, Biology Department Chair at Hartwick College for a public program about the European Starling. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.


VOORHEESVILLE — Old Songs Inc. presents Kevin Henderson of The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc joined by Neil Pearlman on piano at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Old Songs, 37 South Main St., Voorheesville. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information, call 518-765-2815 or


Jan. 19

HUDSON — The FASNY Museum of Firefighting presents Professor Sparks and his robot canine companion, Spot 2000, in an interactive program that is full of sunrises at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Museum, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson. After the program, make your own “slime” to take home. This hands-on program is appropriate for children 5 and older. This program and admission to the Museum for the day is free to residents of Columbia County (with proof of residency: a drivers license for head of household). For information about this program, other upcoming Super Saturday programs or the Museum, call 518-822-1875, ext. 17 or visit


LAKE KATRINE — The Wiltwyck Quilters’ Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at Grace Community Church, 160 Seremma Court, Lake Katrine. Following the meeting, we will sew quilts for community groups. For information, go to


ROXBURY — The Roxbury Arts Group invites the public to the opening of Fire!, an exhibition of ceramic art featuring work from Solveig Comer, Megan Irving, Kim L’Heureux, Tony Moore, Elizabeth Nields, Gerda van Leeuwen, and Peter Yamaoka. Fire! will be on view Jan. 19 through March 2 and opens with an Artist Reception 2-4 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Walt Meade Gallery at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. This event is free and open to the public. For information, visit or call 607-326-7908.


Jan. 20

HOBART — RESCHEDULED TO JAN. 27:  Author T. M. Bradshaw will give a lecture on and sign copies of her newest local history publication “THE NEWSPAPERMEN: The Mirror, 1851-1948,” 2-3 p.m. Jan. 20 at Liberty Rock Books, 678 Main St., in “The Book Village” of Hobart. This lecture marks the start of the 16th Season of the Hobart Winter Respite Lecture Series. Previously, it was held at Wm H. Adams’ Antiquarian Books, also on Main Street, but this year the series will continue at Liberty Rock Books, LLC due to the popularity of lectures that were beginning to outgrow the Adams’ space. Also changing is the start time of the lecture which moves up to 2 p.m. from 3 p.m. so that winter travel back home after the lecture can be done before dusk. In the event of inclement weather, a rescheduling date will be posted on the Hobart Book Village website: The entire series scheduled can also be viewed there. The lecture is free of charge and all are welcome. Additionally, there will be light refreshments served.


ATHENS — An all you can eat breakfast will be served 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 20 at the West Athens Firehouse 2, Leeds-Athens Road, Town of Athens. Sponsored by West Athens-Lime Street Fire Co. Free will offering accepted.


EAST DURHAM — The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company announces the 2019 breakfast schedule. A full breakfast will be served 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 at the fire house, 2401 Route 145, East Durham. Full menu is available for take out also. A free will offering will be accepted.


Jan. 23

ATHENS — Hands and Hearts Mission welcomes Charles Tailleur from Greene County Treatment Court at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in Straley Hall, Zion Lutheran Church, 102 North Washington St., Athens. For the Share Hope Project, covering Addiction, Recovery and Discovery, Judge Tailleur will discuss the treatment program and will be bringing with him graduates from the program to discuss their experiences with addiction and recovery. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be available. Hands and Hearts Mission is a local community based group providing projects and resources, a platform of assistance to support those in need, along with offering opportunities for lay leaders, clergy, healthcare professionals to meet and discuss ways to better support the local community with guidance and respect. Join us every fourth Wednesday of the month.


Jan. 25

COXSACKIE — A Mini Rummage Sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Coxsackie United Methodist Church, 103 Mansion St., Coxsackie. Lunch served until 1 p.m. Food sale both days. Handicap accessible.


Jan. 26

TANNERSVILLE — Winter Animal Tracking 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 26 at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. Join experienced tracker Josh Wood (Flying Deer Nature Center) as we explore habitats within the Arboretum to find animal tracks and clues that reveal a wealth of information about local wildlife. Wood will teach us to identify animals by their tracks, recognize scat and other animal signs, and recognize animal gaits and patterns. All are welcome. Dress in warm layers and be sure to wear proper footwear. No reservations necessary. Members, free; non-members, $10. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 27. Check the website event page for updates.


KINGSTON — The 2019 Tibetan Center Film Series Presents Shepherdess of the Glaciers Directed & Filmed by Stanzin Dorjai & Christiane Mordelet at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Tibetan Center, 875 Route 28, Kingston. A film about a young woman shepherdess alone in the glaciers or Northern Ladakh, as her life is documented for four seasons by her brother and Director, Stanzin Dorjai.


VOORHEESVILLE — Old Songs Sampler Concert, a benefit for the 2019 Old Songs Festival at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 South Main St., Voorheesville. Tickets are $25 for adults; $12 for youth ages 13–18; $5 for children 12 and younger and are available at or by calling Old Songs at 518-765-2815. Featuring: Dan Berggren, Kate Blain, Short of Breath, Debra Burger & Carol Fults, Joy Adler’s Summer Camp Band, Ron Gordon’s Guitar Crew. The evening also features a raffle of dozens of quality craft items, as well as recordings of past performers, plus a bake sale. The 39th annual Old Songs Festival (for which the Sampler Concert is a benefit) will be held on June 28, 29 and 30 at the Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont.


Jan. 27

EAST DURHAM — The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company announces the 2019 breakfast schedule. A full breakfast will be served 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 at the fire house, 2401 Route 145, East Durham. Full menu is available for take out also. A free will offering will be accepted.


Jan. 30

HUDSON — Columbia Memorial Hospital winter blood drive will be held 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Administrative Services Building. Call Joy Nadeau at 518-828-8398 to schedule a donation time.


Feb. 1

TROY — The Friends of Oakwood will begin taking phone reservations on Feb. 1 for the popular Daffodil Brunch. The Brunch will be held April 14 with seatings at 10 a.m. and noon. Cost is $20, by paid reservation only. This event sells out quickly. Reserve at 518-328-0090 with seating choice, name, phone number, and how many people including children. Do not leave a credit card number. We will call for details. Payment must be received in full within 10 days of your reservation call. Mail checks or stop in to Oakwood 50 – 101st St., Troy. Limited to 100 people per seating. Children under 5 are free but must be included for seat count. For cancellations, a full refund will be made only if you call before 4 p.m. April 10. Feast on a sumptuous buffet in the ornate Gardner Earl Chapel. Enjoy a Mimosa or Bellini as an optional cash purchase. Take a ride in an antique auto courtesy of Jack Byrne. Weather permitting, some of our thousands of daffodils will be in bloom. The Friends of Oakwood is a non-profit volunteer group working to support the preservation and maintenance of the non-sectarian chapel and grounds of Troy’s still-active historic 19th C. Oakwood Cemetery. New members welcome.


Feb. 2

PORT EWEN — Hudson Valley English Country Dance will be held 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Reformed Church of Port Ewen, 160 Salem Road, Port Ewen. Workshop at 7 p.m. With caller Orly Krasner and Tiddely Pom and other local musicians. General admission, $10; full time students, $5. Questionable weather? Check the Hudson Valley Community Dance website or call 845-679-8587.


EAST MEREDITH — An Ice Harvest Festival will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Hanford Mills Museum. 51 County Hwy 12, East Meredith. Take part in a traditional ice harvest, just as communities did a century ago. Festival also features ice carving, ice fishing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowman village, hot soup buffet, food trucks, blacksmithing and cooking demonstrations, and exhibits by local businesses and farmers. Kids 12 and younger get in free; adults and teens, $9; seniors, $7. For information, 607-278-5744.


Feb. 3

EAST DURHAM — The East Durham Volunteer Fire Company announces the 2019 breakfast schedule. A full breakfast will be served 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 3 at the fire house, 2401 Route 145, East Durham. Full menu is available for take out also. A free will offering will be accepted.


ALBANY — The Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS) will meet 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. This meeting will be in a workshop format for members of the public seeking hands-on assistance in conducting Jewish genealogical research. Whether you are developing a family tree or have a specific research task that needs help, bring your questions, problems, brick walls and other challenges and we will do our best to assist you. We will have several experienced researchers on hand who have a wide array of experience using basic and advanced resources and techniques, as well as “tricks of the trade,” to help to move your research forward. We are familiar with the use of free and paid research resources (including social media) in the United States and around the world. We can also show you how DNA test results can unlock your family history and connect you with living family members. Internet access will be available, so bring your laptops, tablets or other devices, as well as any documents you may have questions about. For information about CRJGS you can reach us at


Feb. 16

GLENMONT — Applebee’s Flapjack fundraiser for The Helderberg Christian School in Berne will be held 8-10 a.m. Feb. 16 at Applebee’s, 291 Route 9W, Glenmont. Tickets are $7 and include pancakes, bacon, coffee or juice. Advance tickets available through school office, 518-499-5416.


Feb. 17

NEW WINDSOR — Over the winter of 1780-81 at this headquarters, General Henry Knox organized the artillery for the projected attack on New York City. Soldiers, at the nearby encampment, repaired and trained on the guns, howitzers and mortars. Tours of the Knox Headquarters will be at 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and a small cannon fired at 11:45 a.m., 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. Knox’s Headquarters is located at 289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate. For information, call 845-561-1765 ext. 22.

Nearby New Windsor Cantonment has a full schedule of activities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16 and Feb. 18. For information, call 845-561-1765 ext. 22. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, at 84 Liberty Street, in Newburgh, has a full schedule of activities for the Presidents’ weekend. For information, call 845-562-1195.