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HUDSON — The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA will be hosting an Open House and Adoption Day 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. During the Open House all adoption fees will be waived (free). There will be free hot dogs, veggie dogs and refreshments. The Open House will also be the last opportunity to purchase chances for the Shelter Sweeps, which gives participants the chance to win three fantastic prize packages, including a Simplicity ride-on mower/tractor package, a Weber Grill package and a Gideon Putnam package. For full details about the Shelter Sweeps, visit the shelter’s website at cghs.org. For families interested in adopting during the Open House, we encourage all potential adopters to obtain a pre-approval for adoptions by visiting our website, filling out the adoption application, and submitting it online. You may also feel free to call us at 518-828-6044.
HUDSON — FASNY will host the Bob McKinney Memorial Fire Prevention Event: Dalmation Day 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at FASNY, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson. Admission is free. Included in the festivities will be Meet & Greet Live Dalmatians; Games with Prizes for Kids; Dalmatian-Themed Craft Projects; Juggling Show by Joshua J. Superstar; Interactive Safety House Tours; Puppet Show and more. All activities are free and free admission to the Museum will also be offered during the event. Reservations are not required.
GREENPORT — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is having a Car Seat event for National Car Seat Check Day. The event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 24 in the parking lot at Walmart, 460 Fairview Ave., Greenport. Parents and Caregivers will receive one-on-one installation guidance and safety education from Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians at no charge.
ANCRAMDALE — The Ancramdale Presbyterian Church, 9 County Route 8, Ancramdale, will host a chicken barbecue in celebration of their 175th anniversary 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 24, take out only. The menu includes half a chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, roll and dessert. The cost is $19, reservations required. To reserve tickets, call Gail Heath 518-789-4560.
STUYVESANT — A trash and treasures flea market will be held noon-4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Stuyvesant Depot, 55 Riverview St., Stuyvesant. There will also be a bake sale, refreshments, a Repair Cafe, as well as the possibility to save a treasure from ending up in a dumpster on Town Clean-up Day the following weekend. Vendors may reserve table space with a $10 donation by calling Lee at 518-758-7347. First come first serve. Proceeds to benefit the ongoing Depot Restoration. The event is sponsored by the Stuyvesant Depot Committee and Stuyvesant Pathways/OSI.
GHENT — Hawthorne Valley Farm Store announces its Makers Market series featuring crafters and artisans who work at Hawthorne Valley. The markets will be held outside the Farm Store 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 The Farm Store is located at 327 County Route 21C, Ghent.
ALBANY — The Capital District Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 24 via Zoom. Registration is free and will open to the public on Sept. 16. See www.CapitalDistrictGenealogicalSociety.org]www.CapitalDistrictGenealogicalSociety.org under meetings and events. There is a 100-person limit. Members of the CDGS Write Your Family History group have been working with writing coach Paul Lamar to craft compelling stories from their family history research. As genealogists, we know that the real interest in doing our digging is to make our ancestors come alive - to put meat on the bones of a skeletal chart. Paul will moderate a program featuring some of the writers in the group sharing a selection of their best stories. Come hear tales of fascinating people and be inspired to join us and write some of your own.
LIVINGSTON — The Linlithgo Reformed Church, 447 Church Road, Livingston, will be celebrating 300 years of ministry, 1722-2022, Sept. 25. A church service will be held at 10 a.m. The church is hosting a barbecue prepared by the Ancram Fire Company 1-4 p.m. with a live band, Rick Surrano 1-4-5 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The chicken barbecue is $20. For information, to attend and/or be a part of the festivities, call Cheryl at 518-851-7161, Debbie at 518-929-5616 or Jim at 518-610-0014.
COPAKE — The Roeliff Jansen Community Library presents the Eribeth Chamber Players performing at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Roeliff Jansen Park in Hillsdale. Based in the Capital District, the Eribeth Chamber Players have performed throughout the Northeast, as well as in Germany. With flexible instrumentation, the group presents a variety of programs, from string quartet and piano trio concerts to collaborations with actors and dancers. Founding members Elizabeth Silver and Erica Pickhardt are members of the Albany Symphony and have performed chamber music together for more than 30 years. The concert will be held in the Hilltop Barn at Roe Jan Park. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Admission is free.
ALBANY — The Tech Valley High School board will open its reorganization and regular meeting at 6:20 p.m. Sept. 29 at 246 Tricentennial Drive, Albany and will hold a public hearing for the purpose of hearing comments on Tech Valley High School Policy 5000, Student Code of Conduct. Notice of the hearing has been posted to the website, email notice and published in the official newspapers of Questar III BOCES and Capital Region BOCES. There are no changes to the Code of Conduct. Comments may also be submitted via email to email@example.com no later than 5:20 p.m. Sept. 29.
COXSACKIE — The Bronck Museum, 90 County Highway 42, Coxsackie, Heritage Craft, Food and Beverage Fair will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 2. In addition to heritage crafters, there will be brewers, distillers, vintners and all manner of purveyors of heritage foods and drink. On porches, nestled beside the barns, and spread across the lawns, crafters will be offering for sale all manner of traditional handmade goods. Visit crafters offering a variety of hand knitted, hand sewn, and quilted goods, hand spun knitting wool, spicy candles, handmade teddy bears, pottery and much more. Buy local maple syrup, honey products, and homemade jams. Purchase wonderful things for your home or unique Christmas presents. Stop under the oak trees on the south lawn to chat with Pieter Bronck himself and try the potent drink he concocted over three hundred years ago. Stroll along the old King’s Road to visit the farm’s unusual thirteen-sided hay barn and exhibits in the Bronck Barracks. Place your bids in the Silent Auction then rest awhile and enjoy American bluegrass and country music performed by Running the River. Admission to this event is free, and it takes place in fair or foul weather. For information, contact the Bronck Museum at 518-731-6490 or visit gchistory.org.
ATHENS — The Town of Athens will hold Budget Workshops at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 13 at the Community Center, 2 First St., Athens.
CATSKILL — The Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will serve a chicken barbecue 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 6, pick up only. The menu includes half a chicken, baked potato, corn coleslaw and dessert. Tickets are $15. Must pre-order by Sept. 30 by calling Brenda at 518-945-1179.
CATSKILL — The First Reformed Church of Catskill, 310 Main St., Catskill, will be holding their annual fall rummage sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 8. There will be tons of items available. Clothing for kids and adults, DVDs, home goods, books, jewelry and more.
HAINES FALLS — The Mountain Top Historical Society hosts Hike Fest 2022 Oct. 8. Join the Mountain Top Historical Society in the forest as part of the Catskills Lark in the Park event. Hikes and walks to several destinations. See MTHS.org/events for details. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-589-6657.
SAUGERTIES — The Katsbaan Ladies Aid Society will sponsor a Book, Chili, Soup & Pie Sale, plus Holiday Items, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 in the Katsbaan Reformed Church Hall, 1801 Old Kings Highway in Saugerties. Tables full of books for adults and kids; our ever-popular homemade chili by the quart (beef or veggie); homemade soups by the quart; homemade pies and other homemade sweet treats; new & gently used Halloween and Christmas items.
HAINES FALLS — The third annual community reading of Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Muntain Top Historical Society, Ulster & Delaware Train Station, 5132 Route 23A, Haines Falls. Readers are being sought; email email@example.com to sign up to be a reader.
DELMAR — Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 14 at Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. is a not-for-profit guild of quilters interested in learning about the art of making quilts. Members live in the Capital Region and surrounding communities. All levels of quilters are welcome. Meetings are held the second Friday of each month September through June. For the October meeting, a brief business meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Lecture and Trunk Show by Marianne Hatton. All are welcome. Visit https://www.quiltinc.org/ for more details.
CATSKILL — The Catskill Elks Lodge is hosting a Turning Stone Bus Trip Oct. 20. The bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. from the lodge. The cost is $40 for transportation, continental breakfast, bingo OR slot bonus and food voucher. Reserve seats no later than Oct. 14; call Emily at 518-610-3634.