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Briefs for Sept. 13, 2018

September 12, 2018 11:38 am

Sept. 15

MALDEN BRIDGE — The annual meeting of the Old Chatham Union Cemetery Corporation will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Vedder Hall of the Malden Bridge Community Center, 1087 Albany Turnpike, Malden Bridge. All lot owners or their designated representative of the cemetery located on Shaker Museum Road are encouraged to attend. Agenda for the meeting will include a financial report by the treasurer, including a report on a recent letter sent to lot owners requesting help in supporting the upkeep of the cemetery. Other business will include a discussion on general maintenance, election of officers and directors as well as any other business that may come before the corporation. The input of all lot owners is most welcome and necessary in the decision making process to make this truly your community cemetery. For information, and questions, contact President Elizabeth M. Hurley at 518-766-3815.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Social Ballroom Dance hosted by Berkshire Ballroom Chapter 3045 of USA Dance Inc. 7-10:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Polish Falcon Hall, 32 Bel Air Ave., Pittsfield, Mass, Music and Bolero lesson provided by Andrew Brown. Non-members, $15; USA Dance members, $10; students, $5. www.berkshireballroom.org.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Alan Devoe Bird Club will hold a bird walk Sept. 15 at Thacher State Park. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Hawk Watch (overlook parking lot). We will meet up with the HMBC who will also be visiting that day. Broad-wing Hawks use the warm air thermals along the escarpment. Other birds of prey may include Osprey, Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Sharp shinned and Coopers Hawk. For more information, contact trip coordinator Marian Sole at 518-710-9096. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Sept. 18

NORTH CHATHAM — Responding to an Opioid Overdose: Naloxone training provided by OASES 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the North Chatham Free Library, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham. Columbia County saw 11 deaths in 2017 from opioid overdose. Naloxone (Narcan) has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of fatal overdoses. Become part of the solution, learn how to save a life during an overdose situation and receive critical information related to opioids and the surrounding community. This training teaches everyone, including first responders, who are likely opioid overdose witnesses and community members to understand, recognize, respond to and reverse suspected opioid overdoses using naloxone. Participants will also learn ways to obtain free or low-cost naloxone for personal use. To register call the library at 518-766-3211, email at nclibrary@fairpoint.net or just stop by.

Sept. 19

HUDSON — Columbia County VFW Post 1314 will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 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, call Randy at 518-858-9212.

Sept. 20

TROY — The Delta Xi Cast of Alpha Psi Omega presents “God of Carnage, by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton at 8 p.m. Sept. 20, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 at the RPI PLAYHOUSE, on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Campus. One night in Brooklyn, the Raleighs meet with the Novaks, to discuss a violent incident between their 11 year old sons. What was intended as a civilized conversation devolves into an hysterical verbal battle. God of Carnage is an intense exploration of the complexities of human behavior, and what it means to be a member of polite society. Tickets for general admission are available at moderate prices, and may be purchased at the door.

LOUDONVILLE — The American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution present, “Washington’s Lieutenants: The Generals of the Continental Army” by William M. Welsch at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Room 202, Roger Bacon Hall, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville. The event begins with time for socializing and networking followed by the program. Parking is free, park in Lots L, F or G. This presentation reviews George Washington’s subordinate generals, including their backgrounds, and relations with Washington, Congress, and each other. To register, provide names, telephone number in an email to arrthudsonmohawkvalleys@gmail.com or by phone at 518-774-5669.

Oct. 6

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Festival, now in its 84th year, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 7 at the Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass. The Harvest Festival has earned a reputation for being a quintessential family event celebrating the autumn harvest, where the 15-acre Garden is transformed into a vibrant hub featuring continuous entertainment, children’s games, more than 100 regional artisan food and craft vendors, and drop-in workshops on topics relating to gardening, traditions of the harvest, and farm to table activities. Tag sales featuring jewelry and accessories, repurposed, gently used household items and clothing, an expanded plant and bulb sale, hay maze and rides, pony rides, and a haunted house are among the annual activities that have become favorites over the years. Adults, $7; children under 12, free. Parking is free in the garden’s lots.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Angel Names Association (ANA) will hold its 13th Annual Memorial Walk on Oct. 6 at the Saratoga State Spa Park in Saratoga Springs. The walk is being held in recognition of National Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Awareness month. Registration begins at noon and the walk will follow at 1:15 p.m. The day includes children’s activities, light refreshments and prizes. Everyone is welcomed to attend this uplifting, free family event to walk and raise awareness of stillbirth, pregnancy loss and infant death. For additional information, visit www.angelnames.org, contact Michelle Mosca at mgmosca@msn.com or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/angelnamesassociation/.

Oct. 13

OLD CHATHAM — Old Chatham Quaker Meeting will screen “A Bold Peace” Oct. 13 in the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. Potluck at 6 p.m. followed by the film at 7 p.m.

In 1948, Costa Rica dismantled their military establishment and intentionally cultivated security relationships with other nations through treaties, international laws, and international organizations. Free of the burden of military spending, they used the financial savings to invest in their people, creating strong public institutions including public higher education and universal health care.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information, call 518-766-2992.