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MARGARETVILLE — The Longyear Gallery’s “The Holiday Show” featuring the artwork of all Longyear Gallery members will run through Jan. 10 at the Longyear Gallery, The Commons, 785 Main St., Margaretville. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and by appointment. For information, email or call 845-586-3270 during gallery hours.

Jan. 14

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

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. 23

TANNERSVILLE — Mountain Top Arboretum presents House Plants by Design with Tovah Martin a webinar at 10 a.m. Jan. 23. Admission is free. Sign up at You want houseplants, you need houseplants – but do you really utilize houseplants to their fullest potential? In this virtual lecture filled with photos and inspiration from my own massive collection of houseplants, we explore some of the easiest, most rewarding houseplants appropriate for all types of home situations and varying window exposures. We talk about what to grow where and how to host houseplants. Beyond your usual practical presentation, here’s ideas for profiling your plants beautifully and artistically. We talk about design principles and how they relate to houseplants. We discuss ways to pair houseplants and profile them meaningfully to work with your décor. We present containers that really make your houseplants shine with personality. For information, call 518-589-3903.

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