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June 4

CHATHAM — The Chatham High School (CHS) will be performing “Anywhere But Here: A Cabaret,” a new and unique production. It is centered around the topic of travel, and is aiming to be a way for viewers to escape reality and travel around the world virtually. The show premieres on the Chatham Central School District YouTube channel (Channel name “Chatham Schools”) at 7:30 p.m. June 4 or by following the QR code to the right, or going directly to: For information about the show, contact Michael Loomis at 518-392-2400 ext. 1032 or or Samantha McShane at 518-392-2400 ext. 1058 or

June 5

SPENCERTOWN — Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Streams will broadcast a virtual concert by three-time Latin Grammy nominee, Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto at 8 p.m. June 5. The performance is free (though tips are welcome via a virtual tip jar) and advance registration is not required. A link to the performance will be posted on the Academy’s YouTube channel:

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents LGBTQ+/BIPOC Healing Garden Immersion 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 5. Join outdoor guide Raei Bridges for a day of forest bathing, meditation and community building. Participants will engage in sit-spots, movement practices and creative collaboration with other LGBTQ+/BIPOC folks. Come prepared for a full day on the land including water, lunch, snacks and extra layers. Non-members, $25; members, $20. To register and for information,; 413-298-3926 or

June 6

GHENT — High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, 71 County Route 21C, Ghent, Summer Concert Series presents an afternoon of Irish Music featuring Curragh at 4 p.m. June 6. The cost is $30, with a premium ticket available for $50. For information. visit Bring your own seating. All CDC guidelines will be followed. This event will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be in our spacious indoor arena.

June 10

HUDSON — Turning the Page, Our Next Chapter, a fundraiser for the Hudson Literacy Fund with co-hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Al Roker will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 10 virtually. General, $100; teachers, $50. Go to for tickets. Virtual fundraiser for The Hudson Literacy Fund with Jenna Bush Hager and Al Roker, who host and co-host on NBC’s The TODAY Show. Authors, teachers, and Hudson City School District students will make special presentations, and Al and Jenna will share personal anecdotes and stories about reading and writing. For information,

RHINEBECK — Clinton Community Library’s annual book and plant sale will be held June 10 through June 13 at the library, 1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck. The sale will take place both indoors and outdoors, with a variety of titles to choose from for adults, teens, and children. The selection includes local history, vintage sci-fi, paperbacks, and specialty books. Unique 20th century railroading books will be available from the Clinton Historical Society. A selection of seedlings and divided perennials will also be for sale outside, along with a large selection of home and garden books.

All books and plants are priced as marked unless stated otherwise. The dates/times for the sale are as follows: book sale preview night, $10 entrance fee, 5-7 p.m. June 10; book sale, 1-7 p.m. June 11; book and plant sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 12; $5 bag sale/plant sale 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 13. Fill a bag of books for $5. Bring your own reusable bag.

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents Birding in the Garden 7-8:30 p.m. June 10. The June bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month throughout the season. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers. Bring binoculars and clothing appropriate for the weather. Pre-registration is required. Presented in partnership with Massachusetts Audubon. Non-members, $20; members, $15. To register and for information,; 413-298-3926 or

June 11

STOTTVILLE — The Church of St. Joseph, 2824 Atlantic Ave., Stottville, will hold their monthly food pantry 3-5 p.m. June 11.

June 12

KINDERHOOK — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be serving their strawberry shortcakes 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 12 and June 19 at the Kinderhook Farmer’s Market. The shortcakes feature homemade biscuits, locally grown strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Each shortcake will cost $6. Stop by the booth to pick up these scrumptious treats. Pre-order shortcakes by going to St. Paul’s website at and click the button to reserve and securely pay; or call 518-758-6271 to reserve your shortcake.

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

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