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June 12

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents the class Hummingbird Container Garden 1-3 p.m. June 12. In this class taught by BBG Director of Education Bridgette Stone, learn how to create beautiful container gardens for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Even a small amount of space can create a BIG impact. Understand the fundamentals of container garden design and care. Learn how using the right color and form can attract winged friends. Students will receive two seedlings to bring home and use to start their own container gardens. Non-members, $40; members, $30. To register and for information,; 413-298-3926 or

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents the online program New Heirloom Garden 10-11 a.m. June 12. Join the delicious revolution by learning about heirloom vegetables, forgotten fruits and fragrant flowers. This lecture by Ellen Ecker Ogden is based on her newest book, The New Heirloom Garden, published in February 2021 with Rodale Books. Discover what to grow for the best-tasting vegetables and dig deeper into the diverse world of open-pollinated seeds to become a seed saver. Learn how to grow something new that is old and revel in growing your own seeds to sow each year in your own garden, and to share with friends. In this lecture, you will learn Ellen’s six steps to successful kitchen garden design based on productivity and beauty, with designs and photographs from her new book. Be inspired to plant varieties that add forgotten charm to your own heirloom garden and serve up good food. The book will be available for purchase through BBG’s online shop. Non-members, $12; members, $10. To register and for information,; 413-298-3926 or

June 13

CATSKILL — The Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will hold a Flag Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. June 13 with guest speaker Assemblyman Chris Tague. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 518-610-1301 by June 9.

HUDSON — Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Blvd., Hudson, will be having a Tag Sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 13. Household items, bedding, curtains, bikes and many more items.

HUDSON — The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues with a Flag Day program at 2:30 p.m. June 13. New York State DAR Regent Patrice Powley Birner will speak about the Lafayette Trail, a 25-state initiative sponsored by the Lafayette Trail Inc. and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation in preparation for the 2024-2025 bicentennial celebration. To register for the talk, visit the chapter’s webpage at

June 16

CAIRO — 2021 Rabies Clinic, drive-up only clinic will be held at the Angelo Canna Town Park, Joseph D. Spencer Lane, Cairo on the following dates 5-7 p.m. June 16 and Aug. 25. Call 518-719-3600 to pre-register. This is a drive-up only clinic; you must wear a face mask and remain inside your vehicle at all times. Bring record of pet’s previous vaccination for 3-year certificate; if no record is present, pet will be given 1-year certificate. Public Health Law requires all cats, dogs, and ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies starting at 12 weeks old. If you are feeding a stray, please bring them to be vaccinated.

June 17

WINDHAM — Mountain Top Cares Coalition, headquartered in Windham, is hosting its monthly virtual Narcan Training at 7 p.m. June 17. Help us defeat opioid use disorder by volunteering for training and distribution of Narcan. Register by going to the website,

June 19

SOUTH BETHLEHEM — The South Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 67 Willowbrook Ave., South Bethlehem, will hold their second Thrift Shop Sidewalk Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19. A few of the most popular vendors will be back, locally grown flowers, and handmade birdhouses made by one of our church members. Breakfast and lunch will be available, and a small sitting area will be set up. All social distancing protocols will be followed for the safety of our community.

Some of the monies raised from this sale will go to support our United Methodist Women’s local missions, Brown Bag-It Program sponsored through the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District, Capital City Rescue Mission, Interfaith Partnerships for the Homeless, and the Venture Food Bank.

June 20

CATSKILL — The Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will serve a Father’s Day Breakfast June 20 with seatings at 9 or 10 a.m. Admission is free to dads and children under 6; all others, $9. Reservations must be made by June 16 by calling 518-821-5838.

COXSACKIE — The Bronck Museum near Coxsackie is offering “Eighteenth Century Green” the first of its Summer Sunday Series of special events on June 20. Nearly every news program today carries a story about the interaction of people and the environment. Anyone could be forgiven for thinking that this is a relatively modern phenomena, but of course it isn’t. The clear cutting of the eastern primeval forests, the near extinction of the beaver inland and the majestic whales off the Atlantic coast was nearly complete by the time America gained its Independence. Keeping house exposed both adults and children to a series of what we would characterize as toxic chemicals. The production of linen cloth caused fish kill in streams. At the other extreme people in the 1700s recycled nearly everything. Only when a ceramic was too broken to be useful for holding anything, or glass completely shattered was it sadly added to the garbage heap under the privy or the window. It would be a considerable challenge for even the most diligent modern recycler to approach the scope of recycling common in the 1700s. The story of how and why earlier Americans practiced what we have come to call the green lifestyle is a surprising and cautionary tale.

The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the museum’s east lawn weather permitting or in the museum’s large well ventilated Dutch Barn if necessary. The speaker for the afternoon will be Shelby Mattice, Curator of the Bronck Museum. Adult admission for this event is $8; children and members of the Greene County Historical Society $4. Bronck Museum is located just off US 9W, 1.5 miles south of the intersection of routes 9W, 81 and 385 near. Coxsackie N.Y. For additional information about Bronck Museum’s special events visit

June 24

ATHENS — St. Patrick’s Church Athens and Catskill is sponsoring a Frese’s meatball submarine sandwich sale 4-6 p.m. June 24 at St. Patrick’s, 24 North Washington St., Athens. The cost is $8 for a six inch sub sandwich. For information and tickets, call 518-943-5235. Pick up at St. Patrick’s in Athens.

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