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VALATIE — The Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3266 Route 9, Valatie, will be offering boxes of free food from its food pantry once every three months. This year, those dates fall on Aug. 21 and Nov. 20. The drive-through food pantry will be open from 2-4 p.m. on those dates and individuals will be served on a first come, first serve basis. For information or if you have any questions, contact the church office at 909-784-4400 or check the church web site at

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,

July 17

HILLSDALE — Town of Hillsdale presents ‘Jams in the Hamlet’ the third Saturday of the month in Hillsdale Hamlet Park, corner of Route 22 and 23. The Hudson Valley Jazz Quartet will perform 5-7 p.m. July 17. Admission is free, donations encouraged. The park will open at 4 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and blankets for seating. Refreshments available for purchase will be provided by Hillsdale’s Roe Jan Brewery, Little Apple Cidery, Mama Lo’s BBQ and Bacon’s Pizza.

ANCRAM — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1273 County Route 7, Ancram, annual chicken barbecue will be held 4:30-6 p.m. July 17, take out only. Menu includes barbecue chicken, corn, cole slaw, potato salad, rolls and watermelon. The cost is $15. For information and to pre-order, call Jim at 518-789-4769; Cindy at 518-329-0038; and Debby at 518-329-7594.

CLAVERACK — Everlasting Hope Animal Rescue, a nonprofit located in Claverack, is celebrating it’s 10th year with a fundraising event noon-4 p.m. July 17 at the Claverack Town Park. DJ Jack Bogarski will provide music. Suzanne Bunney will do dog demos and a CGC class demonstration. There will be food for sale, raffles, a silent auction and 50-50. Admission is $10.

HUDSON — A Community Tag Sale will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17 and July 18 at Crosswinds on Harry Howard Avenue next to the Middle School. Rain date July 24 and July 25.

CLAVERACK — Upstage Productions Inc. announces auditions for a fall production of “Matilda, The Musical.” Auditions for Nov. 19 through Nov. 21 production, Matilda, will be by appointment and will be held 12:15-2 p.m. July 17 and July 31 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 Route 9H, Claverack. To make an appointment, email Upstage will also offer the acceptance of video auditions; more information can be supplied to those interested by contacting us at the above email address. For information about auditions or character break downs, visit

July 18

ALBANY — The German-American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry St., Albany will host an Old Time Picnic July 18. The grounds open at noon. Enjoy tasty German food, drink and music. Entry is $3 per person; children under 12 are free. Live music by Herbie Liebenhagen. Children’s activities include a parade. In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors in our large banquet hall and barroom. All of our events are open to the public.

July 19

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass. presents Music Mondays - Berkshire Jazz Collective in concert 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 19. Each Monday, a band from the Berkshires or the greater Boston area will play in the gazebo among the topiaries in Lucy’s Garden, while guests stretch out on the tree-shaded lawns. Stroll the grounds, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy live music and beer and wine available from Big Elm Brewing. Spontaneous dancing is encouraged. Non-members, $15; members, $10. Register online. For information, visit; 413-298-3926; or

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