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Briefs for June 13, 2018

June 12, 2018 11:30 am

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Ongoing

CLAVERACK — The Claverack Historical Society will co-host a free tour of the Olde York Farm Distillery and Cooperage at 11 a.m. June 16. The tour will be held at the farm, located at 284 State Route 23 across from the Red Mill in Claverack. Olde York Farm is part of the historic Jacob Rusten Van Rensselaer house and mill complex. Rensselaer’s former distillery and cooperage dates back to 1805. The restored carriage house is the site of this farm to cask process, and owners Stuart, Louise and Sophie Newsome will provide their amazing story. The Newsomes will show how a limited release of small batches of spirits are distilled using local ingredients, as well as, the manufacturing of their own oak barrels which they use to age the bourbon, whiskey and brandy. Come and see the distillery and cooperage process and partake in a free tasting of some of the products produced right here in Claverack. You must be 21 years of age to participate in the tasting. For information, contact Robert LaPorta at 518-929-2715 or claverackhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

HUDSON — The Hudson Fish & Game Club, Fish and Game Road, Hudson, will hold an indoor/outdoor flea market 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16. There will also be a wood fired slow roasted half chicken barbecue for $10. For information and flea market spaces, call Duane at 518-567-6222 or Rich at 518-821-1211.

STEPHENTOWN — The Stephentown Historical Society is seeking items for the community tag sale to be held July 28 at Gardner’s Field, 15879 Route 22, Stephentown. Good clean, usable items will be accepted for the Community Tag Sale. Do not donate computers, computer equipment, televisions, plastic Christmas decorations, records or VHS tapes since they usually do not sell and the society must then pay to dispose of them properly. Small appliances should be in working order; large appliances and clothing may not be donated. If you have items to donate, take them to the Heritage Center on Garfield Road 1-4 p.m. July 27 or to Gardner’s after 8 a.m. on the day of the sale. Call 518-733-5170 to arrange for drop off and for any other questions. Do not leave donations if no one is at the Center. Selling spaces will also be available for individuals or organizations for $20, so gather your saleable items. Tables, chairs, shade, or equipment are not provided. Vendors should arrive no earlier than 8 a.m. on the day of the sale.

PHILMONT — The Art of Science and the Science of Art Summer Camp will be held 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 25 through June 29 at the Philmont Community Center, 14 Lake Drive in the Village of Philmont. Activities will feature both the arts and natural sciences. All children 7 and older are welcome to attend. There will be a healthy snack and plenty of time to play. Pre-registration is a must. For information and/or a registration form, contact Susannah White at carapacefarm@gmail.com or 716-464-0931. Donation $0-$250. Camp is a collaboration between Free Columbia and the Village of Philmont.

PHILMONT — The Philmont Public Library, 101 Main St., Philmont, holds the following weekly events. For information, call 518-672-5010. Meditation classes at 6 p.m. Monday; Preschool Story Hour at 10 a.m. Thursday; Book Club at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month.

CATSKILL — The United Way ‘Leo Lasher’ Catfish Derby will be held July 21 at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill. The entry fee is $15 and pre-registration is necessary. There will be team challenges, prizes for all ages, music, food and more. Sponsored by United Way of Columbia and Greene Counties Inc. For information and to register, call 518-755-2155.

VALATIE — Story Hour, for preschoolers, caregivers and younger siblings, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Valatie Free Library, 1036 Kinderhook St., Valatie. Join Lauren, Marje and Posie, our wonderful, gentle therapy dog, each week for stories, crafts and fun. Newcomers are always welcome; no registration is necessary. Program lasts 30 - 45 minutes, but people may leave early if they need to.

GREENVILLE — A chess club meets 1-3 p.m. Monday and Friday at the Greenville Library, 11177 Route 32, Greenville. This is ongoing and all are welcome.

June 14

HILLSDALE — The Hillsdale Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) will host a public presentation 7 p.m. June 14 at the Hillsdale Town Hall, 2609 Route 23, Hillsdale, to introduce the town’s Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) Project. The meeting will be an opportunity for the public to learn about and add to the NRI. Consultants to the town—planner Nan Stolzenburg and mapping specialist Rick Lederer-Barnes—will introduce the project and present draft maps of inventoried resources. Those attending may review and comment on the maps, identify places of special scenic importance in the town, and contribute information to the project from their own knowledge of the land. The project is funded by a grant to the town from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

GREENPORT — The Alan Devoe Bird Club will have a bird walk at Greenport Conservation Area. Meet at 8 a.m. June 16 in the parking lot of the Greenport Conservation Area. From the North: Take Route 9 to Greenport. Veer right onto Joslen Boulevard, and go straight for 1.1 miles. Turn right into the parking lot at the sign for the Conservation Area. If you reach Daisy Hill Road, go back 0.1 miles. For information, contact trip coordinators Chris Franks or Drew Hopkins at 518-781-0204 or 518-249-4711. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

STAATSBURG — The Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, will host Hal Newell, owner of Harker House Wine & Spirits in Clinton Corners at 7 p.m. June 14. He will walk us through the basics of French Wine, providing the perfect base for understanding and appreciating wine globally. Most of the widely-planted, international grape varieties were first grown or popularized in France. Nearly all global wine regions look to French wine regions in order to frame their wines. Although the French wine world can be confusing and intimidating, Newell will break it all down and share his recent adventures in France’s Rhone Valley visiting wineries, meeting winemakers and tasting wine. This program is free and open to all.

June 15

STUYVESANT — Stuyvesant will hold its Annual Strawberry Festival 4-7 p.m. June 15 at the Depot, 55 Riverview St., Stuyvesant to benefit Stuyvesant Pathways/OSI for the the restoration of the Historic Depot

and to support local nature trails. There will be homemade strawberry shortcake and fresh whipped cream. There will also be good things from the grill manned by Supervisor Knott. Bake sale and other treats abound. Hands of Bleu will offer a chair massage while you watch the sun set over the Hudson River. Pop up Farm Market and vendor space is available. For information, call Lee Jamison at 518-758-7347.

June 16

OLD CHATHAM — Ellen Condliffe Lagemann will speak on “Liberating Minds,” her book advocating free college education for everyone in prison, June 16; potluck at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. in the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information, call 518-766-2992.

HUDSON — The Hudson Fish & Game Club, Fish and Game Road, Hudson, will hold an indoor/outdoor flea market 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16. There will also be a wood fired slow roasted half chicken barbecue for $10. For information and flea market spaces, call Duane at 518-567-6222 or Rich at 518-821-1211.

KINDERHOOK — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6 Silvester St., Kinderhook, 63rd Annual Strawberry Festival will be held 1-6 p.m. June 16. The highlight of the festival is the chicken dinner, which includes half a barbecue chicken, baked potato, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and a beverage and strawberry shortcake. There will be kids games, music, a bake sale, raffles and pony rides. Tickets for the dinner are $15 for dinner and shortcake; $12 for dinner only; and $6 for shortcake only. To purchase dinner tickets, or for information, contact Karyn at 518-755-7365.

CLAVERACK — The Claverack Historical Society will co-host a free tour of the Olde York Farm Distillery and Cooperage at 11 a.m. June 16. The tour will be held at the farm, located at 284 State Route 23 across from the Red Mill in Claverack. Olde York Farm is part of the historic Jacob Rusten Van Rensselaer house and mill complex. Rensselaer’s former distillery and cooperage dates back to 1805. The restored carriage house is the site of this farm to cask process, and owners Stuart, Louise and Sophie Newsome will provide their amazing story. The Newsomes will show how a limited release of small batches of spirits are distilled using local ingredients, as well as, the manufacturing of their own oak barrels which they use to age the bourbon, whiskey and brandy. Come and see the distillery and cooperage process and partake in a free tasting of some of the products produced right here in Claverack. You must be 21 years of age to participate in the tasting. For information, contact Robert LaPorta at 518-929-2715 or claverackhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

STUYVESANT FALLS — A pre-Fathers Day Pancake Breakfast will be served 8-11 a.m. June 16 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church on Route 9 in Stuyvesant Falls. The all you can eat breakfast will include pancakes, blueberry sauce, bacon, sausage, applesauce, coffee, tea, milk and juice. Everyone is welcome. There is a free will offering for support of the child we sponsor thru Compassion International and our local food pantry. There will also be a book sale. For information, call Dick Frick at 518-799-3384 or Charles Albertson at 518-758-7883.

GHENT — Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District, 1024 Route 66, Ghent, presents Wonderful Wetlands! at 2 p.m. June 16. Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District invites you to learn about and explore the wonderful world of wetlands. Mud Creek provides the perfect setting to see the frogs, birds, cattails, and many other interesting plants and animals that call our wetlands home. All are welcome for a relaxing walk along the 1.5 miles of nature trails at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center as we enjoy the wonders of the wetland world. Dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet. For information and to RSVP, call Pamela Price at 518-267-3313.

LOUDONVILLE — The YOPD Support Group will meet 2-4 p.m. June 16 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville. The program will be an open discussion on issues related to Parkinson’s disease such as nutrition, sleeping, exercise, stress/anxiety, etc. Bring your questions as well as tips to this meeting. There is networking and no admission charge. Patients and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more about Parkinson’s disease. For information regarding the YOPD, call 518-783-3492 or 518-541-2021, after 3 p.m.

June 17

GERMANTOWN — Roe-Jan Creek Boat Club annual all you can eat Father’s Day Steak Bake will be held June 17 on the boat club grounds, 63 Linlithgo Station Road, Germantown. Grounds open at 1 p.m.; bake served at 3 p.m. Clams available at 1 p.m. Adults, $15; children 12 and younger, $7.50. For tickets and information, call Barbara at 518-828-7173 or the clubhouse at 518-828-5954.


ALBANY — The German American Club of Albany is hosting its annual Fathers’ Day Picnic June 17 at the club, 32 Cherry St., Albany. Gates open at noon. Live music, dancing, food and drinks. Plenty of free parking too. Cover charge of $3 for adults. Children under 12 free.

June 18

HUDSON — The Columbia County chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will meet 6-8 p.m. June 18, with a welcome and brief orientation for first-timers at 5:30 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, Union Street and Fourth Street in Hudson. We will be discussing opportunities for climate action (meetings, letters to the editor, tabling events, lobbying our elected officials, and the Environmental Voter Project), reviewing our international conference in D.C., planning for our musical fundraiser and watching sections of the CCL monthly call. There will also be refreshments. All are most welcome. For information, call Karen Frishkoff at 518-672-7901 or Bruce Frishkoff at 518-528-8735.

June 19

HUDSON — The Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group will discuss Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance 6-8 p.m. June 18 at the library, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. Vance recounts his own struggle growing up poor in the Rust Belt and, through his own life, shows the disenfranchisement of poor white Americans. This nonfiction book group is focused on history and social and political life in North America. The group utilizes the best in nonfiction books chosen by participants to explore issues that are topical today. All are welcome to join with the hope that participants will impact each other through discussion and community. Mark Orton, a member of the library board, is the moderator for discussions.

The book group will discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann 6-8 p.m. at the library. Hillbilly & 1491 are available to borrow in print, ebook, and audiobook through the library. To reserve a copy, visit the online catalog, call, or stop by the main desk. To register for the book group, email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 ext. 101 or visit the main desk.

GREENPORT — The Greenport Branch of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. June 19 at the Greenport Town Hall, 600 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Members are urged to attend.

STAATSBURG — Harvey L. Silver, photographer, presents a photographic slideshow of the music, culture, people, landscapes and streets, drawn from a collection spanning five decades at 7 p.m. June 19 at the Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Road, Staatsburg. The talk will include original 35mm color slides plus scanned images drawn from his Getty Images and personal collections — including images of local icons such as Pete Seeger, The Band, and other well-known folk and rock acts. This program is free and open to all.

June 20

HUDSON — Columbia County VFW Post 1314 will meet at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Post, 544 Union St., Hudson. Veterans interested in becoming a member of the Post need to bring a copy of their DD214. If interested in renting the hall, call Randy at 518-858-9212.

June 21

HUDSON — The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with Hudson Area Library and the Gotham Center for New York History, will present A Taste of Change: Hand-Written Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History by Peter G. Rose at 6 p.m. June 21 at the library, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. Using her knowledge of Dutch customs and food history, culinary historian Peter G. Rose will discuss examples of such recipe/scrap-books, dating as far back as the late 17th century. The audience is encouraged to bring old family cookbooks/recipe boxes and a discussion of the importance of saving such items is part of the program. A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the talk. For information, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 ext. 101, or visit the main desk in the library.

NEW LEBANON — Columbia Land Conservancy will host the second sip and stroll of the season will be held 5:30-7 p.m. June 21 at Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 387 Gale Hill Road, New Lebanon. Check out the Great Blue Heron Rookery; the chicks may be starting to fledge at this time. We will set up the scope at a safe distance to view and talk about the habitats that occur at Hand Hollow. Be sure to register so that we can be in touch in the event of a cancellation, http://clctrust.org/event/sip-snap-herons-hefeweizen/.

June 22

CATSKILL — Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring St., Catskill, will present an evening of Klezmer music by Paul Greene and the Two Worlds Band at 7 p.m. June 2. Called the “go-to guy for Jewish music,” clarinetist Paul Greene combines jazz and Klezmer tunes into rousing instrumentals with an edgy beat. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25, or if still available, for $30 at the door the night of the concert. Send checks payable to Temple Israel of Catskill to Ellen Langton, Concert Coordinator, 43 Elm Lane, Ancramdale. For information, call Ellen Langton at 917-589-6678.

PHILMONT — The Art of Science and the Science of Art Summer Camp is a time and a place for looking at the world through both the lens of artistic expression and of scientific inquiry. Held 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 25 through June 29 at the Philmont Community Center, 14 Lake Drive, Philmont. A series of activities, exercises, and projects will encourage thought, reflection, appreciation, and amazement. We will have a healthy snack and plenty of time to relax and play. Allchildren 7 and older are welcome to attend. You must pre-register. For more information and/or a registration form, contact Susannah White at carapacefarm@gmail.com or 716-464-0931. Donation $0-$250. Camp is a collaboration between Free Columbia and the Village of Philmont.

June 23

GHENT — The Alan Devoe Bird Club will hold a bird walk at OMI ARTS CENTER. Meet at 8 a.m. June 23 at the parking lot at 1405 County Route 22, Ghent. The site offers about 200 acres of hedgerow. woodland, grassland and pond habitat. For information, contact trip coordinator Marian Sole at 203-710-9096. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

HUDSON — Cookout for Camp, a PerfectTen fundraiser will be held 4-8 p.m. June 23 at The Garden at 102 Warren St., Hudson. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Grilling by Steve, food, music and fun. All proceeds benefit sending girls to Camp Fowler in the Adirondacks. Rain date will be June 30.

NORTH CHATHAM — The North Chatham United Methodist Church, 4274 Route 203, North Chatham, will host a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at 6 p.m. June 23. The menu includes salad, spaghetti and meatballs, and dessert. There is no set cost, a Free Will offering is requested. All proceeds will go toward a Mission Service Trip that the youth will be going on next year. This should be a fun evening, with an “Old West” setting and audience participation encouraged. For information on worship services or other church activities, call 518-766-3535.

June 24

WINDHAM — The second annual Cruisin’ for the Cure Classic Car Show will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24 at Windham Mountain Resort, 19 Resort Drive, Windham. Vintage car collectors from the surrounding Catskills will be revving up their engines to showcase the best in antique cars at the 2nd Annual Cruisin’ for the Cure Classic Car Show to be held at the beautiful Windham Mountain Resort to help raise money for prostate cancer research. A sundry of classic cars that define “cool” and style from roadsters to muscle cars will be on exhibit at the fundraiser which benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the single largest non-governmental organization dedicated solely to funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Produced by Bellavia Blatt, PC and Windstar Realty Group, the charity fundraiser is a family-fun event that will also host a variety of the area’s favorite local vendors. Car aficionados from owners to car clubs are invited to enter the show for a nominal fee. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. For information or to register, visit www.WindhamClassicCarShow.com or call 518-734-6600. Guest entry fee, $5; $15 per vehicle (advance online entry); $20 per vehicle (gate entry).

STAATSBURG — The “Deluxe Audience Participation Tour” will be offered at 1 p.m. June 24 at Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Road, Staatsburg. Admission is $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 845-889-8851 ext. 336.

June 25

COPAKE — The Roeliff Jansen Community Library will host an encore presentation of “Hillsdale’s Historic Cemeteries: Pioneers, Patriots and Politics” at 6 p.m. June 25 at the library, 9091 Route 22, Copake. This illustrated talk by local historians Jeanne Kiefer and Lauren Letellier was first given on May 20 to a standing-room-only audience at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society. Admission is free. The presentation will run about one hour, with Q&A to follow, and will focus on the stories behind the Krum Church Cemetery in Northwest Hillsdale and the recently re-discovered McKinstry Family Plot on upper Hunt Road. For information, call 518-325-4101.

June 28

HUDSON — The Hudson Area Library History Room will host a special program in the Local History Speaker series: “Odds Against Tomorrow” film screening and discussion with documentary filmmaker David McDonald at 6 p.m. June 28 at the library 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film noir starring Harry Belafonte that was filmed in Hudson and New York City and used many Hudsonians for cast and crew. There will be a preview of McDonald’s trailer for his documentary in progress about the filming of “Odds Against Tomorrow” and a discussion about the film, followed by the screening. The movie runs for about one hour and forty minutes. This program is open to the public and there is a suggested donation. Snacks and refreshments will be available at a cash bar. For information, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 ext. 101, or visit the main desk in the library.

July 11

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., will hold The Garden in Watercolors Session I 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 11, July 18, July 25 and Aug. 1. Enjoy the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting. Each class will be introduced in the new Center House classroom where the instructor will demonstrate assignments and offer helpful tips. We will then move outdoors into the garden to translate its vistas and details into paintings. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome. In case of rain, the Center House offers a lovely waterproof venue. (4 classes) Members: $155/Non-Members: $175. For information and to register, http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/, 413-298-3926, info@berkshirebotanical.org.

Aug. 4

HUDSON — The Rocky Romano Bocce Tournament begins Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. with registration, court assignments and play order placement at the Columbia County Sons & Daughters of Italy, 27 Bridge St., Hudson. Call 518-828-1250 to register. Food and refreshments will be available.