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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.
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 email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
VALATIE — The Valatie Free Library, 1036 Kinderhook St., Valatie. will hold game night at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Games include Yahtzee, Clue, Monopoly, Rummy, Pinochle, Chess and more. Feel free to bring your own favorites. Ask your friends to join us too. If you can’t make 6:30 p.m., arrive when you can; we will be here until 8 or 8:30 p.m. Registration is not necessary, but would be helpful as we set up. Call 518-758-9321. This program is open to adults.
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. Additional book donations are gladly accepted at the Library at 18 Hudson St., Kinderhook, during regular library hours. As space is limited at the library, please call the Kinderhook Memorial Library at 518-758-6192 if you plan to donate more than a box or two.
PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Garden Club will host Deer Defense For Home Gardeners: Co-Existing With The Wiliest Of Wildlife at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Pine Plains Community Room, 7775 South Main St., Pine Plains. Learn from Cornell research how to protect your garden with three categories of proven methods: barriers, repellents, alternative plant choices. Handouts will be provided to give you the best odds for shutting down the deer snack bar. Presenter is Chris Ferrero, Master Gardener Volunteer Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. Admission is free. For information, email@example.com.
CLAVERACK — Robert and Johanna Titus will talk about the Catskills’ distant geological history at 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Claverack Library, 629 Route 23B, Claverack. They will transport you 400 million years into the past. We will be visiting the Catskills when they were very different from the land of Rip Van Winkle that we know today. They will answer questions, identify specimens and sign copies of their new book The Catskills, A Geologic Guide, 4th expanded edition. Bring questions (and your rocks); stay for refreshments. For information, www.claveracklibrary.org.
STAATSBURG — Staatsburgh’s curator, Dr. Maria Reynolds, will offer a special tour called “A Closer Look: A Curator-Guided Exploration of the Hidden & Hard-to-See” at 1 p.m. Sept. 15. The tour will focus on some of the most interesting items in Staatsburgh’s remarkable collection. It will include stories about the paintings, furniture, and objects that are hard to see and often unnoticed while touring the house. The tour will also highlight a selection of artifacts from collections storage that are not usually on display in the mansion.
Visitors interested in the behind-the-scenes operation of a historic site will learn about collections care and management.
After the tour, visitors may wish to stroll the estate grounds or picnic along the Hudson River. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 845-889-8851.
The charge for the tour is $10; $8 for seniors and students; children 12 and younger are free. “A Closer Look” will be offered again at 1 p.m. Oct. 14.