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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, kinderhooksportsman@gmail.com.

KINGSTON — We know it’s still chilly outside, but start dreaming. Luscious berries, evergreens, nut trees, and native flowering shrubs, there’s something for everyone in this year’s seedling sale. New this year we are offering edible fruit packs with four blueberries, two blackberries, two red raspberries and two June-bearing Honeoye strawberries! This pack of 10 plants will create wonderful fruit garden. We also have extra June bearing strawberries and blueberry pairs to add to your fruit desires, along with the popular Red Haven peach tree. Since the peach trees are self-fertile, you need only one. Our popular prepacks are back with the all native flowering shrubs, evergreen trees (grow your own Christmas trees) and native nut trees. That’s ten to a pack with five different species in each. The deadline for orders is March 15. Pick up is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 and April 30 and 9 a.m.-noon May 1 at the red mini-barn behind the office at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. You’ll be able to select your date and time during check-out. For complete details and to order from our online store, visit ulster.cce.cornell.edu/2021SeedlingSale.

Feb. 24

KATONAH — John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will present a lecture, Slavery and the Jay Family: A Seven-Generation Story at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 via Zoom. Founding Father John Jay was descended from three generations of enslavers. Jay himself is something of an enigma: he argued for abolition in the new state of New York as early as 1777 but did not abolish slavery in his own household for another four decades. His descendants include three generations who were abolitionists and civil rights activists. This illustrated program, presented via Zoom, examines the arc of slavery through seven generations of the Jay family. It is a story that goes back to the introduction of slaves into the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam and ends just months before the 13th Amendment abolished slavery. The program is free, but registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Register at www.johnjayhomestead.org/events.

Feb. 25

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents the online program The New Heirloom Garden 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Enjoy a virtual lecture and Q&A session with author Ellen Ecker Ogden about her book, The New Heirloom Garden. Learn about heirloom vegetables, forgotten fruits, fragrant flowers and seed saving. During this Author Talk, Ellen will share her six steps to successful kitchen garden design based on productivity and beauty, with designs and photographs from her book. Be inspired to plant varieties that add forgotten charm to your own heirloom garden and serve up good food. Non-members, $15; members, $10. For information, call 413-298-3926.

Feb. 27

STOCKPORT — The Stockport Volunteer Fire Company 1 Fire Auxiliary will be holding a 10 inch hot sub fundraiser, take out only, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the fire house, 128 County Route 25, Stockport. Meatball or pepperoni, cheese is 50 cents extra. The cost is $8. Pre-order or walk-in (until gone). To order, call Sharon at 518-755-7851 or Brenda at 518-610-0001.

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