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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,

GHENT — The Spring Bare Root Tree Sale is going on now. It’s not too late to order your plants for spring. This is a first come, first serve sale, so be sure to order soon for best selection. Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual tree sale, offers bare root plants to local residents to benefit our environment and wildlife. All plants are sold as bare root (unpotted), Info and order forms are available at Deadline to order is April 1. Plants are ready for pick-up April 30 and May 1. Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District is located at 1024 State Route 66, Ghent, NY 12075.

KINGSTON — We know it’s still chilly outside, but start dreaming. Luscious berries, evergreens, nut trees, and native flowering shrubs, there’s something for everyone in this year’s seedling sale.

New this year we are offering edible fruit packs with four blueberries, two blackberries, two red raspberries and two June-bearing Honeoye strawberries!

This pack of 10 plants will create wonderful fruit garden. We also have extra June bearing strawberries and blueberry pairs to add to your fruit desires, along with the popular Red Haven peach tree. Since the peach trees are self-fertile, you need only one.

Our popular prepacks are back with the all native flowering shrubs, evergreen trees (grow your own Christmas trees) and native nut trees. That’s ten to a pack with five different species in each. The deadline for orders is March 15. Pick up is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 and April 30 and 9 a.m.-noon May 1 at the red mini-barn behind the office at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. You’ll be able to select your date and time during check-out. For complete details and to order from our online store, visit

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Applications are currently being accepted for the 41st Annual Friendship Craft Festival sponsored by the Church Of Christ Uniting in Richfield Springs. It will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 12 in Spring Park on Scenic US Route 20.

All safety precautions in effect at that time will be strictly adhered to for both crafters and the general public. For information, an application and festival details go to or call Carla at 315-858-1451 or Sue at 315-858-2681.

March 3

GHENT — West Ghent Cemetery Association will holds it annual directors meeting at 7 p.m. March 4 in the Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent.

The meeting is open to all lot owners, masks and social distancting will be required. Lot owners are advised to remove any arrangements or decorations from plots they want to save before March 21 for spring cleanup.

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents Stewardship in your Gardens and Land 2-5 p.m. March 3. In this class, Bridghe McCracken, founder of Helia Land Design, will discuss the importance of creating a backyard native habitat. Learn how to maintain gardens, native plantings, meadows and woodlands for biodiversity. Stewardship of these plantings is one of the best ways to create sustainable systems for both the gardener and pollinators. This class pairs well with The Native Plant Palette. Non-members, $35; members, $20. For information, call 413-298-3926.

SYRACUSE — A webinar on Navigating Grants for Urban Agriculture in New York State is set for March 3. Learn from federal, state and non-profit grant making experts on the steps to apply for competitive funding opportunities in urban agriculture projects. Topics will include navigating grant websites, writing tips and examples of successful grant applications. The event will take place noon-1:30 p.m. March 3. This webinar is free however pre-registration is required for this event. Registration is available at

This webinar is being presented by a group of agencies that serve urban farmers including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

March 4

HUDSON — Rabbi Daniel Fried of Congregation Anshe Emeth of Hudson and Elder Louis Hannet of the Reformed Church of Hudson will be co-teaching a course entitled Women of the Bible beginning at 3:30 p.m. March 4. Rabbi Daniel Fried will teach about Women found in the Hebrew Scriptures while Elder Hannet will teach about Women found in the Christian Scriptures. They will alternate weekly. Classes will be held at Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Blvd. Hudson. If you are interested in joining through zoom, contact the synagogue office at 518-828-6848.

HUDSON — State Street A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 State St., Hudson, will host a barbecue ribs and friend or baked chicken lunch or dinner 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 4. Menu includes ribs or half a chicken, green beans, baked or mashed potatoes and gravy and cake for dessert. Ribs, $15; chicken, $12; combo, $17. Delivery offered for orders of $45 or more. For information and to pre-order, call Cleveland Samuels at 518-755-6052 or the church at 517-828-0718.

March 7

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents the online program Landscaping Your Historic Home 1-3 p.m. March 7.

Whether your house was built in the 17th century or the 21st, you can create a garden to suit its style. This lecture by author, horticulturist and landscape historian Marta McDowell covers American residential gardening fashions from the Colonial period to the present. In this online class you will learn design basics and the steps to take to create an authentic, appealing landscape for your home.

Non-members, $25; members, $15. For information, call 413-298-3926.

March 9

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents Landscape Design I 5:30-8 p.m. March 9.

This course will introduce students to the design process — the systematic way designers approach a site and client. Taught by landscape architect and fine artist David Dew Bruner, this course will include a series of simple projects, ending with a garden designed by the students. Learn design principles such as form, balance, repetition, line, texture, color and spatial relationships. Additionally, students will be introduced to history and how it helps the designer resolve and inspire garden design. The cost for seven classes is $330 for non-members and $310 for members. For information, call 413-298-3926.

March 10

NEW BALTIMORE — The Food and Fellowship Luncheon Program at the New Baltimore Reformed Church, Route 144 and Church Street, New Baltimore, will be holding their monthly luncheon noon-1 p.m. March 10. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread and lemon cupcakes. Due to the current COVID risk, the luncheons will be provided as takeout ONLY. Reservations are required for you to obtain your takeout luncheon. To make reservations, call the church at 518-756-8764, or, or send your request as an instant message from the church’s Facebook site.

Include your name, contact number, and the number of reservations you are making for this meal. Reservations must be received by March 6. Free will offerings are graciously accepted to offset food costs.

March 11

HUDSON — Columbia County Sons And Daughters Of Italy 659 is resuming pasta dinners 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. March 11. The first dinner will be the Edward Konow Jr. Ravioli Dinner in memory of the past president. Dinners are prepaid and pick up only. Only 100 dinners will be prepared. No sales at the door. Dinners are $11. The menu includes ravioli, Gulinello’s Towne & Country Villagio meatballs, bread and butter. For tickets and to arrange for prepayment, call Dawn Bucci at 518-821-8543.

COPAKE — Tech Lab: Computer Ergonomics will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 11.

Learn how to mitigate pain and stress when working from home with this special Tech Lab. With more and more people now working from home, all those hours spent behind a desk are causing body aches, stress and fatigue.

Join guest host and seasoned physical therapist Gloria Kadish for tips on how to create a comfortable and efficient home work environment.

The class will discuss which equipment is most suitable for a home office, how to modify existing equipment, personal posture and positions, easy stretches that can be done at your desk, and other tips for avoiding pain and stress. This program is presented by Roeliff Jansen Community Library in partnership with Claverack Free Library, Hudson Area Library, and Philmont Public Library.

Participation is free. The Lab will be held virtually on Zoom, and we encourage logging in 15 minutes early in case of technical difficulties. Email Tamara Gaskell at to register.

CASTLETON — The Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services will meet at 6 p.m. March 11 and will be held virtually only for ALL participants via Zoom videoconference. The link can be found at

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