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KINDERHOOK — The Kinderhook Sportsmen’s Club,. 376 Fowler Lake Road, Ghent, hosts trap shooting beginning at 9 a.m. Sundays. Open to the public. For information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GHENT — High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center is looking for volunteers to assist in programs for the Spring and Summer Sessions. Anyone who enjoys being around horses, helping others and having fun is welcome. Training is provided to all volunteers, so no experience is needed. Veterans, senior citizens, people with disabilities and others are served by the center. Contact Rachel at email@example.com for information. High and Mighty is located at 71 County Route 21C in Ghent. For information, call 518-672-4202.
STONE RIDGE — Registration is now open for the Herbert H. & Sonia P. Reuner Library Writers Series event with author Gabriel Bump at 1:15 p.m. April 6 via Zoom. The event, moderated by Goretti Benca, Professor of English at SUNY Ulster will include a reading, interview, and question and answer period. Copies of Bump’s book will be available for purchase online at the SUNY Ulster bookstore. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, Registration form and Zoom information will be provided upon registration via a confirmation email. Visit https://libguides.sunyulster.edu/writers_series to learn more, or contact Kari Mack by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREENPORT — Sacred Heart-Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, Pizza Takeout April 8. Call in orders noon-6 p.m., 518-828-8775; pick up from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Pizzas are $10, $1 each for extra toppings. Bake at home also available.
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents How to Use Your Tools the Right Way 2-4 p.m. April 9. Learn about the different tools used for planting, garden maintenance and invasive removal, considering the pros and cons to different tools for particular tasks. Proper tool use and maintenance will be addressed. Students will receive hands-on experience with the tools presented. Led by Bridghe McCracken and Calisha Croney of Helia Nursery. Non-members, $25; members, $20. For information and to register, visit http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; or call 413-298-3926 or email@example.com.
STOCKPORT — Stockport Volunteer Fire Co. 1 will hold a beef barbecue dinner 3-6 p.m. April 10 at the firehouse, 128 County Route 25, Stockport. Menu includes barbecue beef, potato, cole slaw and roll with butter. Take out only. Pre-sale tickets are $15. For advance tickets, contact Matt Tuczynski at 518-378-08666 or message on Facebook at Stockport49.
CHATHAM — Freelance writer and editor Robin Catalano will be reading The Sea Is Calm Tonight, a new work created during her time last summer as the Writer-in-Residence at Arrowhead, the historic home of Herman Melville. In it, she returns to her native Rhode Island to explore the secrets and history of its southern coast, as well as aging, family relationships, and her roots. The Chatham Public Library will present this talk online at 3:30 p.m. April 10; contact the Library at 518-392-3666 to sign up and receive the link.
NORTH CHATHAM — The North Chatham Fire Company, 653 Route 32, North Chatham, will host a Drive-Thru pulled pork dinner 4-7 p.m. April 10. Menu includes pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw and roll for a donation of $12. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling 518-766-3344.
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents Spring Pruning of Woody Ornamental Plants 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 10. Spring is a great time to assess woody shrubs for shape, structure and winter damage. This workshop will focus on learning by doing. Ron Yaple, owner of Race Mountain Tree Services in Sheffield, Mass., will demonstrate how to renovate, rejuvenate and shape shrubs and small ornamental trees for structure, health and optimal growth. Plants covered will include viburnums, lilacs, witch hazels, deciduous azaleas, sweetshrubs, crabapples and ornamental cherries. Non-members, $40; members, $30. For information and to register, visit http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; or call 413-298-3926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents Spring/Summer Hive Management 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 10. Join 6th-generation beekeeper Ken Warchol for an in-depth program on spring honeybee hive management. This lecture and demonstration will focus on how to open up hives from the winter, including feeding and pest control. Beekeepers will learn critical information and, most especially, timing of important management techniques to prepare hives for the spring and summer. Weather permitting, Warchol will do a hive inspection in the BBG apiary. Bring protective equipment. Non-members, $20; mmbers, $15. For information and to register, visit http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; or call 413-298-3926 or email@example.com.
SPENCERTOWN — Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “Writing from the Right Side of the Brain” with internationally published author Jamie Cat Callan. This virtual creative writing workshop will meet via Zoom from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on the following four Sundays April 11, 18, 25, and May 2. Tuition is $80 and the class is limited to 15 participants. To register, visit www.spencertownacademy.org.
MELLENVILLE — The Mellenville Volunteer Fire Company will host a drive-thru chicken barbecue noon-2:30 p.m. April 11 at the firehouse, 33 County Route 9, Mellenville. Take outs will be available beginning at noon. Meals are $12. You can call for reservations at 518-929-7006 or tickets may be purchased on the day of the event.
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents Seed Starting for the New Cutting Garden 11 a.m.-noon April 11. eed starting can be intimidating, with calendar complications and lots of equipment. Streamline the process in this course from Colie Collen of Flower Scout, who will review the optimal start dates and conditions for a wide range of cut flowers, herbs and veggies and guide participants through the best ways to start seeds at home. Non-members, $18; members, $12. For information and to register, visit http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; or call 413-298-3926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COPAKE — The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, announces a Navigator from the Healthcare Consortium will be available by appointment 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12. Navigators can assist individuals and families in Columbia and Greene counties with shopping for, comparing and enrolling in quality, affordable health insurance, including Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan, through the New York State of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace. Navigators can also assist with applying for financial assistance to help pay for coverage. Navigator services are free of charge. Call 518-822-9600 to make an appointment. For information on hours and events, call 518-325-4101 or visit www.roejanlibrary.org,