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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,

Jan. 13

STOCKBRIDGE — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents the online program Organic Vegetable Gardening 4-5 p.m. Jan. 13. Led by Maria Zordan, co-owner and operator of MX Morningstar Farm, this online course will include discussion of seed selection, seeding schedules, bed preparation and successful planting practice. Students will complete a vegetable garden design to be implemented at their own homes. There will also be an optional farm visit in early March. The cost for 3 classes is non-members, $65; members, $50. For information and to sign up, call 413-298-3926.

Jan. 14

HUDSON — Is decluttering and getting organized a perennial resolution of yours? Then you’ll want to attend this Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia Greene Counties program to provide you with the momentum and tools to tackle it for good. This free program, which takes place 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 via Zoom, will help you get ready to clear the clutter, identify what to do with the clutter, how to organize what’s left and ways to keep clutter to a minimum. This program is being presented by Theresa Mayhew, Family and Consumer Science Resource Educator, and is being co-sponsored by the D.R. Evarts Library in Athens. Pre-registration is requested by visiting Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

CHATHAM — A Health Care Navigator will be available 1-4 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham. Navigators assist individuals, families, small businesses and small business employees in Columbia and Greene counties with shopping for, comparing, and enrolling in quality affordable health insurance, including Medicaid and Child Health Plus, through New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Navigators can also assist with applying for financial assistance to help pay for coverage. Navigator services are free of charge. These in-person appointments will be conducted inside the Library with proper social distance, wearing of masks is required. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 518-822-9600.

CASTLETON — The Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 14. It will be held virtually only for ALL participants via Zoom videoconference. The link can be found at

STOCKBRIDGE — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents the online program Water Conservation in the Face of Climate Change 6-7 p.m. Jan. 14. Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd, Director of Marketing and Social Responsibility at Denver Botanical Garden, will discuss the garden’s mission-driven approach to water conservation in the face of climate change and how they showcase beautiful gardens appropriate for a semi-arid climate while advancing water-efficient gardening and agriculture principles. Non-members, $15; members, $10. For information and to sign up, call 413-298-3926.

NEW PALTZ — Warm Up to Winter: An Energy Showcase will be held online 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Admission is free. RSVP at Sponsored by New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, Interfaith Earth Action and Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess & Sullivan Counties. Resources for homeowners, renters and landlords to help save money and help the environment. Hear about easy and affordable ways to winterize your home, how to sign up for community solar and save money, and learn about different energy options for your home. For information, on Facebook at Interfaith Earth Action, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, or contact Jim O’Dowd at 845-255-4170 or email

Jan. 15

STUYVESANT — Stuyvesant Fire Company No. 1, 194 County Road 26A, Stuyvesant, will serve take out only pizza, wings and subs 4:30-7 p.m. Jan. 15. Menu includes 18 inch cheese pizza, $11; toppings extra. 12 chicken wings, $10; meatball or pepperoni sub, $6. For information and to order for take out, call 518-758-6713.

Jan. 16

HUDSON — The Board of Trustees of the Hudson Area Library will meet at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 16 via Zoom. To receive the Zoom links to attend, email or call 518-828-1792 x102. All are welcome.

STOCKBRIDGE — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents the online program Kombucha at Home with Yesfolk 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Learn the nuts and bolts, tips and tricks for brewing kombucha at home from Adam Elabd of Yesfolk. Understand the impact and importance of tea, sugar and water selection; how to infuse your kombucha with herbs and fruits; the basic science behind kombucha fermentation; the benefits of kombucha and other fermented foods and beverages and how to share your kombucha with others. Non-members, $15; members, $10. For information and to sign up, call 413-298-3926.

Jan. 19

COPAKE — The Roeliff Jansen Community Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Jan. 19 via Zoom. The Roe Jan Community Library Board of Trustees normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open to members of the public. If you would like to attend this meeting, email Tamara Gaskell at to receive the login information.

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