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Briefs for March 16, 2019

March 15, 2019 11:35 am

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March 16

COPAKE — The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, presents a jazz concert with Armen Donelian, with Jay Anderson and Dennis Mackrel 4-5:30 p.m. March 16. Pianist/composer and Fulbright Scholar Armen Donelian is joined by bassist/composer Jay Anderson and drummer Dennis Mackrel for an evening of jazz. For information on hours and events, call 518-325-4101.

STAATSBURG — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present “Ice is Nice!...And Historic!”, a family program for children 7–12 1-3 p.m. March 16. The program will show how ice kept food fresh in the days before the refrigerator was invented. Before refrigeration, the Mills family, along with families throughout the world, relied on ice to preserve their food during warm months. The ice they used was harvested in the winter from the Hudson River. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 845-889-8851 ext. 300. The cost is $8 per child; $15 for families of up to 3 children.

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents Beekeeping 101: An Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16. This all-day program will give first year beekeepers the tools they need to start off their new hobby on the right foot. Topics will include honey bee biology, equipment, hive installation methods, basic pest management, honey and wax harvesting, and hive management through the seasons. A hands-on demonstration of installing a hive will follow this talk at a later date depending on the arrival date of the bees. Price includes lunch. Members: $65, Non-Members: $75. For information and to register, call 413-298-3926.

CLAVERACK — The Claverack Free Library will host local author Andrew K. F. Amelinckx, presenting stories from his recent book of true crime stories from our neighborhood at 4 p.m. March 16 at the library, 629 Route 23B, Claverack. Copies of Murder & Mayhem in the Hudson Valley will be available for sale. Bring your questions; stay for refreshments. For information, call 518-851-7120.

COPAKE FALLS — Historian Jim Mackin will present the remarkable story of the Pomeroys who established the Copake Iron Works in 1845. The lecture will be presented at 2 p.m. March 17 at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, 8 Miles Road, Copake Falls. Admission is free. For information, email

KINDERHOOK — The Kinderhook Sportsmen’s Club, 376 Fowler Lake Road, Ghent, fourth annual St. Patrick’s Dinner will be served 3-6 p.m. March 17. Menu will be corned beef and cabbage, potatoes. There will also be music and more. Adults, advance before March 10, $13; at the door or after March 10, $15; children under 12, advance before March 10, $6; at the door or after March 10, $8. For information, call Sheila at 518-653-5519; Kathy at 518-669-0101; or Barb at 518-828-7173.

CHATHAM — Emily Arnold McCully presents her new book “Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer” 5-7 p.m. March 16 at the Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main St., Chatham. The daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace created what is regarded as the first computer program in the 1840s. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A will follow a brief reading. For information, call 518-392-3005. Refreshments will be served.

HUDSON — The Columbia County Sons & Daughters of Italy, Variety Soup & Salad Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16 at 27 Badge St., Hudson. Eat in or take out. Soup lovers can choose any two soups and a salad. Available soups include chicken Parmesan, chicken noodle, Manhattan clam chowder, unstuffed pepper, pasta fagioli, Italian wedding, unstuffed cabbage, ham and pea, garlic, plus two mystery soups. Garden salad will be served along with the soup. There will also be a bake sale. Tickets are $6 available at the door.

GRAFTON — Grafton Lakes State Park, 100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way, Grafton, presents the Birds & Bagels program beginning at 10 a.m. March 16. Enjoy a bagel and a hot beverage while observing our most active winter friends, the birds. Admission is $3 for 8 and older. Program will be held inside at the Welcome Center. Pre-register and let us know what kind of bagel you would like, 518-279-1155.

March 18

NORTH CHATHAM — The North Chatham Free Library will host Beginning Yoga at 11 a.m. March 18 and 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the library, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham. Ever wanted to try a Yoga session? The North Chatham Free Library will be hosting two Yoga sessions for beginners.

Event is free and open to all. Bring a towel or mat to sit on and a second towel if you have knee concerns. To register, call 518-766-3211 or email