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Jan. 8

CATSKILL — The Catskill United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Ave., Catskill, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Fellowship Happ. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or call Ernie Moss at 518-943-5477.

Jan. 14

DELMAR — Q.U.I.L.T. Inc., a not-for-profit guild of quilters interested in learning about the art of making quilts, will meet 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 via Zoom. Members live in the Capital Region and surrounding communities. All levels of quilters are welcome. Meetings are held at the Delmar Reformed Church the second Tuesday of each month (September through June.) Due to the pandemic, meetings are currently held virtually. For the January meeting, members and guests join on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. to greet fellow quilters. A brief business meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. which will be followed by Mini-Workshops and Show and Share. Preregistration is required on the Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. website to receive the Zoom link.

Jan. 15

HUDSON — The FASNY Museum of Firefighting will be hosting the monthly Super Saturday event at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15, Weird Science with Professor Sparks. Spend the morning exploring the science of fire. Professor Sparks and her robot canine companion, Spot 2000, will present an interactive program that is full of surprises. After the program make your own “slime” to take home. Only Professor Sparks can make learning about science this much fun. This hands-on program is appropriate for children 5 and older. Admission is free for for Columbia County residents and Museum members.

Jan. 20

GREENPORT — Sacred Heart-Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, will serve a Polish dinner, take out only, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Menu includes kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, pierogies and dessert. Cost is $12. Call 518-828-0342 to preorder or 518-828-8775 10 a.m.-6 p.m. day of event.

Jan. 21

TANNERSVILLE — The Kaaterskill UMC, 5942 Main St., Tannersville, will serve a Brooks chicken barbecue, take out only, 4-7 p.m. Jan. 21. The cost is $15. For information and tickets, call Kelly at 518-263-6069 and leave a message.

Jan. 29

COBLESKILL — The Schoharie County Master Gardeners are happy to be participating in the National Seed Swap 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 29 at the Extension Center, 173 South Grand St., Cobleskill. Participation is free, and you do not have to donate seeds to benefit. National Seed Swap Day is designated as the last Saturday in January. The mission is to conserve and promote crop diversity in local communities through a planned event at which neighbors gather to exchange seeds and chat about plans for the upcoming season.

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