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Briefs for Sept. 11, 2018

September 10, 2018 11:44 am

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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.

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.

Sept. 11

LATHAM — The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly 24 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham. All persons, 16 and older, are welcome to attend. For information about the organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM.

HUDSON — The Fall Faculty Art Show, works by the faculty of Columbia-Greene Community College Fine Art Department will be on display Sept. 11 through Oct. 5 in the Foundation Gallery located in the Arts Center Building at the college, 4400 Route 23, Hudson. An opening reception will be held 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

Sept. 12

COXSACKIE — The Columbia-Greene Women’s Luncheon, School House History, will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pegasus Restaurant, Route 9W, Coxsackie. Reservations are necessary and cancellations a must. RSVP no later than Sept. 10. Call Ruth at 518-634-7405 or Marion at 518-537-4147. The delicious Pegasus luncheon is still only $12.50 (cash only). When placing reservations, let us know if you have any specific dietary needs and if you are a first timer. Featuring Dolores Weaver, Town Historian from Gallatin; with music by Linda Drewello of Coxsackie; and speaker Diane Morgan from Ghent. Programs are held the second Wednesday of each month for lunch and an uplifting program.

Sept. 13

COPAKE — The 2018 Coarc Opportunitees Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 13. Rain date will be Sept. 20. The Coarc Opportunitees Gerald J. Diffenbach Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Copake Country Club, Copake Lake. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Enjoy a beautiful day of golf including breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails while raising funds to ensure the continued delivery of our services for people with disabilities. For information, contact Pam Dusharm at 518-672-4451 ext. 2101 or at

Sept. 14

CHATHAM — In recognition of the critical service that police, firefighters and EMTs provide to our community, and the service and sacrifice of active military and veterans, Christ Our Emmanuel Lutheran Church (COEC) will host a free spaghetti dinner for hometown heroes and their families5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Chatham Fire House, 10 Hoffman St., Chatham. The menu includes salad, bread, spaghetti, meatballs and a variety of homemade desserts.

COPAKE — Roe Jan Community Library will host a free reading and discussion program on World War I led by Aaron Noble, curator at the New York State Museum. The program will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 29 at the library, 9091 Route 22, Copake. There will also be a short introductory meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 to meet the facilitator and pick up books (the books are available to borrow, no need to purchase). Advance sign-up is required by calling 518-325-4101 or at the Library. Participants should try to attend all 6 sessions as this will be an ongoing discussion.

HUDSON — Dances of Universal Peace in Hudson at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Sadhana Center, 403 Warren St., Hudson. Simple, participatory circle dances drawn from many spiritual traditions. Led by certified dance leaders of the Hudson Dance Circle and supported by musicians. No experience needed; all ages and abilities welcome. Donation for space rental. For information, contact Farid, 518-860-3108;

STUYVESANT — A Harvest Festival will be held 4-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Historic Stuyvsant Depot beside the Hudson River. Feast on Stuyvesant’s favorite recipes with a salad on the side; there’ll be pulled pork, and as always our famous Pie Bake Sale. The Pico de Gallo restaurant will offer selections from their menu for sale at the Depot. Chair massages from “Hands of Bleu” will be available. Other vendors welcome, call Lee 518-758-7347 or Marilyn 518-758-6474 for information. On Riverview Street, just off Route 9J, across from See Park and the boat launch. Proceeds benefit Stuyvesant Pathways/OSI toward the continued restoration of the Depot.

NIVERVILLE - The Northern Columbia Lions Club will hold their annual tag sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 on the grounds of the Angel Wing Hollow Bed and Breakfast, 898 Route 28, Niverville. Raffle tickets for products and gift certificates donated by local businesses will be for sale as well. Proceeds from these fundraisers will benefit the community in the form of donations for sight and hearing as well as other local needs, including donations to the libraries, food pantry, a scholarship and sight screening for pre-school children, to name a few.

Sept. 15

KINDERHOOK — The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library September Book Sale takes place Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 at the McNary Center of St. Paul’s Church. Thousands of new and gently used books have already been donated by generous patrons, and volunteers are busy sorting for easy browsing. Book browsers can linger in the courtyard on Saturday and enjoy delicious baked treats and beverages in the Friends’ Read and Relax Café. The book sale runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday when budget conscious readers can return to purchase by donation. Book Sale weekend kicks off 5-7 p.m. Sept. 14 with the Friends Preview Party and brief Annual Meeting. Membership is $25 individual or family/$10 senior or student.

STOCKPORT — A spaghetti dinner and raffle will be held to benefit Julie Lovelace 3-6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Stockport Firehouse, 128 County Route 25, Stockport. Take out only. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, roll, bottled water and dessert. Dinners are $12. For information and tickets, call Becky at 518-764-2782 or Brittani at 518-755-0154.