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Sept. 14

GERMANTOWN — The Columbia County American Legion will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Jennings-Willet American Legion Post 346, 1154 Woods Road, Germantown. For directions or if interested in becoming a member of the American Legion, contact Jeff at 518-672-4757.

Sept. 18

COPAKE — Tia, the Roeliff Jansen Community Library’s Children’s & Youth Services Associate, will be sharing stories and related activities for kids 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 under the big tent at Hillsdale Hamlet Park during Hillsdale’s September Jams in the Hamlet.

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. Children’s Performer and Grammy nominee Brady Rymer and Claudia Mussen perform 5-7 p.m. Sept. 18. 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.

KINDERHOOK — Kinderhook Reformed Church is hosting a Free Community Fun Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook. There will be food, crafts, snacks, music, a bounce house/slide and other fun activities that the whole family can enjoy together. All are welcome and everything is free. This is an indoor/outdoor event, and CDC mask guidelines will be followed. Rain date will be Sept. 25. For information, call 518-758-6401 or kinderhookreformedchurch.com.

CLAVERACK — The Reformed Dutch Church, 88 Route 9H, Claverack, will hold a Trifles and Treasures Sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 18. There will be 35 handcrafted quilts, household items, jewlery and more; there will also be a barbecue food truck and a bake sale included. The sale is to benefit the Bell Tower and Dome Capital Campaign.

COPAKE — The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, is holding a Mini Art Exhibit, going on display Sept. 18. Patrons are encouraged to visit the Roeliff Jansen Community Library and pick up a 3x3 inch canvas to create a unique piece for the exhibit. The library asks that all art pieces are completed and returned by Sept. 18 to go in the exhibit. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. For information on hours and events, call 518 325-4101.

VALATIE — The Republican Women’s Club of Columbia & Rensselaer Counties will be hosting the second annual Community Collection drive 2-5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Valatie Park & Ride, Route 9 across from Tequila Sunrise. The group will be collecting for the following: Hope Seven, soap, shampoo, conditioner and deodorant for men and women; Unity House, women’s business suits, shoes and jewelry, all in good condition and toiletries; Roe Jan Food Pantry Hillsdale, non-perishables (no glass, no expired). Follow the Facebook page for more information and community events. 100% of donations go towards community efforts and can be made to the RWCCRCNY at: https://www.paypal.me/RWCCRCNY

KINDERHOOK — The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library will hold their book sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 18 and noon-2 p.m. Sept. 19 at the McNary Center, Sylvester Street, Kinderhook. A festive members-only event will be held on Sept. 17. There will be hundreds of gently-used and new books at bargain prices in every genre — children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, non-fiction, art books, gardening, and more. So stock up on reading matter for the winter, support the Library, and consider becoming a Friend to get first pick at the members-only preview. More information is available on the Friends of the Library website kinderhooklibrary.org/friends-events-2/

HUDSON — The Hudson Area Library presents a Book Signing & Author Talk with Big Black: Stand at Attica co-author, Jared Reinmuth, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 18. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971, Jared Reinmuth will visit the Hudson Area Library to discuss Big Black: Stand at Attica, an Eisner nominated graphic novel memoir from Frank “Big Black” Smith, who was a prisoner at Attica State Prison in 1971. Seating is limited for this in-person program, so we encourage you to reserve a seat by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or calling 518-828-1792 x101. We will hold reserved seats until 10 minutes before the event’s start time. At that time, we will make available all remaining seats on a first come, first served basis. Masks and social distancing will be required for the safety of all participants.

GLENVILLE — The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, monthly Fly-In Breakfast will be held 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and more. The breakfast is open to the public. At 10 a.m., three retired pilots from the New York State Police Aviation unit; Ken Rogers, Jay Fuller, and Mike Collins will recount their actions on, and reactions to the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the days following. State airplanes and helicopters were used for direct and indirect support of the rescue and recovery operations.

Sept. 20

HUDSON — The Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Native Americans and the Constitution will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 via Zoom. Heather Bruegl, MA, citizen, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first-line Stockbridge Munsee descendant will be speaking. Register in advance at https://hudson-dar.org/in-the-news/ Admission is free. How does the Constitution relate to Native Americans? The document was written without the first peoples of this continent in mind, so how does the Constitution relate to a Native American? During Constitution Week, learn a little more about this document and how Native Americans factor in.

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