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Briefs for June 13, 2019

June 12, 2019 10:27 am

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Ongoing

CATSKILL — The Greene County Federation of Sportsmen Annual Youth Fishing Derby & Activity Day will be held July 6 at Historic Catskill Point. Sign up runs from 8-9 a.m. and the Fishing Derby runs from 9 a.m.-noon. Activities will start at noon and end at 3 p.m. Event is for children 5-15 accompanied by an adult. Free food and drink will be available and prizes will be awarded for the smallest fish, biggest fish and the most fish. Bait will be provided so bring a fishing pole and enjoy a fun day. For additional information, contact Tom Holleufer at 518-772-2173 or Han Coons at 518-943-0644.

PURLING — The 21st annual Youth Fishing Derby will be held June 29 at the Bavarian Manor, 866 Mountain Ave., Purling. Registration at 9:30 a.m., fishing from 10 a.m.-noon. Open to anglers 3-15, accompanied by an adult. Bring a rod and reel, bait will be provided. Hot dogs and sodas for all who register. For information, call Les Armstrong at 518-965-4868 or Bob Story at 518-622-9305. This is a free event sponsored by the Cairo Fish & Game Club and the Greene County Federation of Sportsmen.

STEPHENTOWN — The Veterans of Stephentown are hosting a craft fair on Sept. 7 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Stephentown. If you are a vendor and are interested in renting a space, contact Phyllis DeFreest at 518-733-6504 by Aug. 24.

PHILMONT — The Philmont Community Day Committee is seeking local artists, crafters, nonprofit organizations and makers of all kinds to be vendors at the Village Green on Community Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13. Philmont Community Day offers fun-filled activities including a car show, fishing derby, vendors, games for kids, a bouncy house, live music, a parade and more. Vendors seeking profit pay a nominal fee of $10 for a 10’x10’ booth. Nonprofit organizations do not have to pay a booth fee. Email PhilmontCommunityDay@aol.com.

LIVINGSTON — The Town of Livingston Summer Recreation Program still has openings for the summer of 2019. The program is open to children 5 to 12 and runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 1 through Aug. 9. Activities include cooking, sports, a carnival, talent show and a variety of other fun things. The cost for the entire program is $25 per child for town residents and $150 for non-residents. Applications and all required forms are on the town website (www.townoflivingston.org). The next sign up date 5-7 p.m. June 20 at the Town Hall.

June 14

STUYVESANT — The Stuyvesant Railroad Station Restoration Committee annual Strawberry Festival will be held 4-7 p.m. June 14 at the historic depot by the Hudson River at 55 Riverview St., Stuyvesant. In a June tradition of more than a decade, we are serving up fresh and delicious strawberries, picked that morning and sliced by committee members, over home-baked biscuits and topped with whipped cream made fresh as you watch. If you want more than dessert, Supervisor Ron Knott is manning the grill. He grills up hamburgers, hot dogs, or smoked brats to order. Eat in the waiting room of the historic railroad station or take your order over to Riverview Park and watch the Hudson River flow by. All funds raised go toward the continued restoration of the depot.

June 15

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.

VALATIE — Emanuel Lutheran Church in Stuyvesant Falls will be holding their annual pre-Father’s Day pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. June 15 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1010 Route 9, Valatie. The all you can eat pancake breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, applesauce, blueberry sauce, coffee, tea and juice. The free will offering at this event will go toward supporting Veterans - those currently serving and those in hospital facilities for care - We are especially working to provide necessary items of clothing and toiletries for those in hospital care. Our congregation alone has had over 70 Veterans. Emanuel will mark its 100th anniversary this Fall, celebration date is Oct. 26. More information to come.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The role of a Civil War infantry regiment recruited from New York City and Newark, New Jersey as well as villages across Western New York will be the subject of a free talk at 1 p.m. June 15 at the New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. Rick Barram, the author of the book “The 72nd New York Infantry in the Civil War, A History and Roster” will talk about the history of the unit which in every key battle waged in the War’s Eastern Theater from 1861 to 1865. The 72nd was part of the Excelsior Brigade, a unit of five regiments recruited by Brig. General Daniel Sickles from across New York.

CHATHAM — Adelia Moore, PhD, discusses her book, “Being the Grownup: Love, Limits, and the Natural Authority of Parenthood” 5-7 p.m. June 15 at the Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main St., Chatham. The author has a private practice in Manhattan specializing in therapy with couples, parents of children of all ages and families. She lives in New Lebanon and New York City. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follow a brief reading. Admission is free. There will be refreshments. For information, call 518-392-3005.

RED HOOK — The Red Hook United Methodist Church, corner of Church and West Market streets, Red Hook, will host its 153rd Annual Strawberry Festival 4:30-7 p.m. June 15. The menu will be baked ham, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls and the dessert will be Strawberry Shortcake made with the freshest of the season’s strawberries and real whipped cream. Adults, $15; seniors, $13; children 6-12, $5; children 5 and younger, free.

COPAKE — John Buchanan will speak about his book The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution, at 5 p.m. June 15 at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake. In The Road to Charleston, Buchanan continues the exploration of the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, which he began in his acclaimed The Road to Guilford Courthouse. For information, call 518-325-4101.

GREENPORT — The Alan Devoe Bird Club will hold a bird walk at Greenport Conservation area. Meet at 7:30 p.m. June 15 in the parking lot of the Greenport Conservation Area, Joslen Boulevard, Greenport. For information, contact trip coordinator Drew Hopkins at 518-653-4387. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

June 16

ALBANY — The German-American Club, 32 Cherry St., Albany, first summer picnic is scheduled for June 16. Tasty German and domestic food and drink are available for purchase. The grounds open at noon. Entry is $3; children under 12 are free. Live music by Greg’s Brauhaus Band. Children’s activities include a parade. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors in the large banquet hall and barroom. All events are open to the public.

GERMANTOWN — The Roe-Jan Creek Boat Club, 63 Linlithgo Station Road, Germantown, will serve its annual all you can eat Father’s Day Steak Bake June 16. Grounds open at 1 p.m.; serving begins at 3 p.m. Clams will be available for purchase at 1 p.m. Adults, $15; children, $7.50. For ticket information, call Barb at 518-828-7173 or the clubhouse at 518-828-5954.

CLAVERACK — The Claverack Free Library will hold its annual meeting of the board of trustees at 5 p.m. June 18 at the library, 629 Route 23B, Claverack. All board meetings are open and the public is invited to attend. On the agenda is election of board officers, planning festivities and events leading up to the opening of the new library and community center in late fall, and final preparations for the fundraising benefit — Celebrate the Light — on June 22. For information, contact Jennifer Post, secretary, board of trustees, at newbuilding@claveracklibrary.org or call the library at 518-851-7120.

June 18

GREENPORT — The Greenport Branch of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. June 18 at the Greeport Town Hall. Plans for summer activities will be made.

June 19


HUDSON — Columbia County VFW Post 1314 will meet at 7 p.m. June 19 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 or it you have any questions, call Randy at 518-858-9212.

RED HOOK — The Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC) monthly community information meeting will be held 7-8:30 p.m. June 19 at the historic Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook. The meeting will feature Emily Vail, newly appointed Executive Director of the Hudson River Watershed Alliance (HRWA), who will speak about the role of the Alliance in uniting and empowering watershed communities. The meeting will include time for community conversation about current water issues

June 20

GREENPORT — The Greenport Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Greenport Community Center, Town Hall Drive, Hudson. Following a brief business meeting, Elizabeth Diggs will tell the story of the remarkable friendship of Ulysses S. Grant, war hero and president; and Mark Twain, author. This program is free and refreshments will be available after the presentation. For information and directions, visit www.greenporthistoricalny.org.

June 21

HUDSON — Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union St., Hudson, will be hosting a poetry reading on June 21 at the Guild Hall. Featured poets will be L.S. Asekoff, Djelloul Marbrook and Kevin Swanwick. The first reading starts promptly at 7 p.m. As part of the reading event, a book sale preview and reception will take place, starting at 6 p.m. Hudson was the home of the late Poet Laureate John Ashbery and it is hoped that this inaugural reading will mark the beginning of a poetry series in his honor. All are welcome.

GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will serve a free community dinner at 6 p.m. June 21. All are welcome.

June 22

HUDSON — The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 22 and 1-3:30 p.m. June 23 in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books as well as CDs and DVDs. There will also be homemade treats and desserts for sale during this event. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library supports library collections and programming. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends, and enhance contributions to the Hudson Area

Library. For information, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 ext. 101, or visit the main desk in the library.

June 28

HUDSON — “The Green Amendment” book discussion with attorney and activist Maya van Rossum will be held at 7 p.m. June 28 at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren St., Hudson. Veteran environmentalist and original petitioner and leader of the Green Amendment movement van Rossum will discuss her award winning book, “The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment,” followed by Q&A and signing. Visit https://forthegenerations.org/events/ for more details.

June 29

GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will serve a Drive-Thru Chicken barbecue 3-6 p.m. June 29. Place your order, pay at the ramp, then drive around to the kitchen door and your dinner of half a chicken, potato, veggie, roll/muffin and dessert will be ready and waiting for you. The cost is $12 for the full dinner and $6 for just the chicken. Call the office at 518-828-5946 or Dick Leggett at 518-392-2062 to reserve tickets.

PURLING — The 21st annual Youth Fishing Derby will be held June 29 at the Bavarian Manor, 866 Mountain Ave., Purling. Registration at 9:30 a.m., fishing from 10 a.m.-noon. Open to anglers 3-15, accompanied by an adult. Bring a rod and reel, bait will be provided. Hot dogs and sodas for all who register. For information, call Les Armstrong at 518-965-4868 or Bob Story at 518-622-9305. This is a free event sponsored by the Cairo Fish & Game Club and the Greene County Federation of Sportsmen.

June 30

COLONIE — The Capital District Chevrolet Club Inc. 37th annual All Make and Model Antique, Classic & Street Rod, Car and Truck Show will be held 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 30 at Cook Park, Lincoln Avenue, Colonie. Years 1900 through 2018 vehicles will be represented. Participant judging for top 30 vehicles and seven special and two best of show being picked by the club. Adults, $3; children 12 and younger and seniors, free. Show vehicle registration, $10. Refreshments available. For car show information, call Phil at 518-429-0203; vendor and crafters information, call Bill at 518-377-5168.

VALATIE — The Valatie Free Library will host an historical presentation and reception 2-4 p.m. June 30 at the library, 1036 Kinderhook St., Valatie. At this time we will introduce the 17 scenes of the Henry Knox Trail painted by Jarvis Baillargeon. The paintings, which hang on the walls of the Library, depict the trail Revolutionary War hero, Henry Knox, took from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston in the winter of 1776 dragging 59 cannons to help drive the British out of Boston. This event is special to us almost 250 years later because Knox and the cannons crossed through what is now Valatie. This and the exciting and dangerous events which occurred during this historic journey will be explained by former New York Assemblyman John McEneny, as he details each of the paintings.

Following the presentaion there will be a reception to honor the Baillargeon family. This will be an opportunity to meet the family and to learn more about the painter. Call the LIbrary for additional information at 518-758-9321.

July 4

MALDEN BRIDGE — 4th of July celebration at the Malden Bridge Community Center, 1087 Albany Turnpike in the hamlet of Malden Bridge. Following the 4th of July community parade in nearby Old Chatham the members of MBCC will hold an open house while offering delicious strawberry shortcakes covered with freshly whipped cream donated by Stewarts Shops, along with a variety of drinks for a donation of $5 starting at 10 a.m. Take outs will be available but why not plan to stay and join with us for the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at 11 a.m. There will be a large number of items donated by area merchants in a Silent Auction area for which attendees may bid. As always plenty of space for sitting and visiting while enjoying your shortcake.

July 5

KINDERHOOK — First Friday Free Community Meal will be served July 5 at Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Join us for a delicious meal and fellowship. All are welcome. For information, call 518-758-6401 or kinderhookreformedchurch.com.

July 6

CATSKILL — The Greene County Federation of Sportsmen Annual Youth Fishing Derby & Activity Day will be held July 6 at Historic Catskill Point. Sign up runs from 8-9 a.m. and the Fishing Derby runs from 9 a.m.-noon. Activities will start at noon and end at 3 p.m. Event is for children 5-15 accompanied by an adult. Free food and drink will be available and prizes will be awarded for the smallest fish, biggest fish and the most fish. Bait will be provided so bring a fishing pole and enjoy a fun day. For additional information, contact Tom Holleufer at 518-772-2173 or Han Coons at 518-943-0644.

July 13

OLD CHATHAM — Thhe Old Chatham Quakers will screen “Icebox” on July 13 beginning with a potluck at 6 p.m. followed by the film at 7 p.m. at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. “Icebox,” a 2018 fictionalized portrayal of a Honduran refugee, follows a 12-year-old named Oscar, played by Anthony Gonzalez, as he journeys from home to the US where he is soon caught and detained, suffering a dehumanized incarceration. The film exposes the systematic disregard our government has for children. Free and open to the public; refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information, call 518-794-3048.

Aug. 11

HUDSON — The ‘Rocky’ Romano Bocce Tournament sponsored by Columbia County Sons & Daughters of Italy 659, 27 Bridge St., HUdson, will be held Aug. 10. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with activities beginning at 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded. Two person teams, $15 a team with registration prior to Aug. 10. For information, call Art Frank at 518-828-3824.