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COPAKE — Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, will host a resume workshop 5-7 p.m. Feb. 13. Whether it’s your first time applying for a job or your hundredth, building a resume can be a daunting task. Roeliff Jansen Community Library’s resume workshop aims to simplify the process by helping participants compile a professional, up-to-date resume. Learn which templates to use, how to best utilize your job history, what mistakes to avoid and more. This is a walk-in style workshop, so feel free to drop by anytime and don’t hesitate to bring in any drafts or letters that could help with building your improved resume. For information, call 518 325-4101.
CHATHAM — Treasures and Trifles Sale to Benefit a Community in Haiti will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22 at St. James Church, 117 Hudson Ave., Chatham.
NEW WINDSOR — Soldiers will bring to life the Continental Army’s final winter encampment with musket and cannon firings, medical demonstrations and other aspects of daily life 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15 and Feb. 17 on Presidents’ weekend. Muskets and a cannon will be fired at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday. Following these firings, children enlist in the Continental Army, drill with wooden muskets and get paid in Continental currency for their service. New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is co-located with the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor on Route 300, 374 Temple Hill Road, in New Windsor, just three miles south of the intersection of I-87 and I-84. For information, call 845-561-1765 ext. 22. Visitors are asked to use the alternate entrance at 382 Temple Hill Road due to construction of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor addition.
WEST GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, will host its annual Valentine’s Italian Buffet on Feb. 15. The buffet will be held at 6 p.m. Takeouts will be available for pick-up at 5 p.m. This all-you-can-eat buffet includes numerous Italian dishes, salad, rolls and desserts. The cost is $16 for adults and $8 for children under 10. To reserve tickets, contact the Dick Leggett at 518-392-2062 or the church at 518-828-5946.
GERMANTOWN — The Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road, Germantown, hosts Going Gnome Wool Felting Class 2-4 p.m. Feb. 15. This needle felting class is quick and fun, and beginners and felters alike will learn tips and tricks to make felting easy. The cost of the class is $35 which includes hands on demonstration, 2 needles, work pad and all of the wool to complete the project. Payment is required to reserve a spot. Make Checks payable to Germantown Library or find the event on Eventbrite.com for online payment.
VOORHEESVILLE — ‘On the Hunt for New York’s Native Earthworms’ 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Thacher Nature Center, 87 Nature Center Way, Voorheesville. There has been a lot of news about non-native and invasive earthworms lately, but what about the earthworms that are native to New York State? Dr. Rebecca Pinder will discuss her work exploring Catskill State Park and surrounding areas in search of our unique native earthworms. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.
GLENVILLE — The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, will host its monthly all you can eat breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and more. Join us at 10 am, as World War II researcher Donna Esposito speaks on “STAG-1: The US Navy’s Secret Drone Project in WWII.” Unmanned aircraft have a history dating back to the years before the Second World War. Learn how the discovery of a naval officer’s dog tags revealed the little-known story of a top-secret drone squadron that flew missions against the Japanese in the South Pacific during World War II. The effort to return the dog tags to the officer’s family uncovered personal photographs and films, as well as a mystery of three missing-in-action pilots and a surprising coincidence. Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.
RENSSELAER — A defensive driving class will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer. The fee is $35. Registration is required and can be made by calling Raymond Frankoski at 518-286-3788. Class size is limited.
CHATHAM — The Alan Devoe Bird Club will hold a bird walk Feb. 15 for The Great American Bird Count. Meet 8-10 a.m. at Ooms Conservation area, 480 Rock City Road, Chatham. For information, contact trip coordinator Will Yandik at 518-851-7460. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. This local count established by National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology in 1998 as the first online citizen-science bird project. To find out more about Alan Devoe visit www.alandevoebirdclub.org.
NEW WINDSOR — Over the winter of 1780-81 at Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site, General Henry Knox organized the artillery for the projected attack on New York City. Soldiers, at the nearby encampment, repaired and trained on the guns, howitzers and mortars. Tours of Mount Ellison will be held at 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Feb. 16 and a small cannon fired at 11:45 a.m., 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. Knox’s Headquarters is located at 289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate, just three miles south of the intersection of I-87 and I-84 and is 1 mile south, of the co-located National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and the New Windsor Cantonment. For information, call 845-561-1765 ext. 22.
GHENT — Animals Under the Snow 11 a.m. Feb. 16 Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District, 1024 State Route 66, Ghent. Surviving the winter can be a struggle for many animals. Join us at Mud Creek on February 16th to learn how critters cope with the winter’s cold. How do animals stay warm and find food? What is the difference between hibernation and torpor? Do frogs really freeze? We will explore the world of winter adaptations both inside and outdoors. Please dress for the weather. This event is free, however, registration is requested, contact Pamela Price at 518-267-3313.
VOORHEESVILLE — Backyard Birds and a Winter Walk 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Thacher Nature Center, 87 Nature Center Way, Voorheesville. Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count. View winter birds at our feeders, get tips for identifying birds and for using a field guide. Learn about unique winter birds, test your bird ID skills, and then head outdoors for some birding. Appropriate for adults and children 6 and older. Call 518-872-0800 to register.