VALATIE — The First Presbyterian Church of Valatie, 3212 Church St., Valatie, worships at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School and Adult Education begins at 9:30 a.m.
HUDSON — “New to You,” the thrift shop at Christ Episcopal Church, 431 Union St., Hudson, features home décor, kitchen equipment, dinnerware, collectibles, crystal, china, and serving pieces, as well as jewelry, books, CDs, small furniture items, house wares, etc. New to You is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and other times by appointment by calling 518-828-1329. As you shop, enjoy a cup of coffee on us. All proceeds are used to fund community outreach. Convenient off-street parking on the circular driveway is located a few feet from Union & Court Streets.
Parents Night Out
KINDERHOOK — Parents Night Out will be held 5-8 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook. Free child care for kids 3 and older with dinner provided. Fun evening of age appropriate crafts, story-time and movie in a safe and nurturing environment. Preregistration is required. For information and to register, call 518-758-6401.
OLD CHATHAM — Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, will host a screening of “Always in Season” Jan. 11. Potluck at 6 p.m. and film at 7 p.m. Always in Season takes an unflinching look at the multi-generational impact of lynching, connecting the racial violence that persists today to historical lynching terrorism. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, in 2014, and whose mother, Claudia, seeks answers for her son’s death which was quickly ruled a suicide despite inconsistencies in the case. This film is co-presented with WMHT Public Media. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information, call 518-610-3735; www.oldchathamquakers.org.
KINDERHOOK — A chicken barbecue will be served 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook. Dinner includes half a chicken, baked potato, ‘secret recipe’ cole slaw and dinner roll. Desserts available for a free will donation. Take out only. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Pre-order by Jan. 6. Proceeds to benefit the beautification of the Kinderhook Reformed Church. For tickets and information, call 518-336-0859.
Card Party/Game Night
WEST GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent will hold a Card Party/Game Night 5-8 p.m. Jan. 15. Refreshments available. If school has been closed due to weather, there will be no event.
Soup and Sandwich Nights
HUDSON — The First Reformed Church, 52 Green St., Hudson, will hold free soup and sandwich nights 5-6 p.m. Thursdays through March. Dine in only. The schedule is Jan. 16, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 5 and March 19.
Indoor Yard sale
WEST GHENT — An indoor yard sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent. The kitchen counter will be open for breakfast and lunch with delicious homemade food, soups and desserts to eat in or take out. There will also be a bake sale. Table space is still available. One table is $20 or 2/$30. To reserve a table or for any questions, leave a message on the church phone at 518-828-5946.
Remembering Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
HUDSON — The Columbia County Interfaith Committee will hold a gathering to remember the message of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 14 Warren St., Hudson. The gathering will include musical performances, a stirring message from Rev. Darrell Gray from Missouri as well as refreshments. All are welcome to this a free event. Freewill offerings are welcome to help defray costs.
GREENPORT — Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, will hold a Polish dinner, take out only, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Dinner includes kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, pierogies and dessert. The cost is $10. Call 518-828-0342 for to pre-order or 518-828-8775 day of.
Super Bowl Chili
WEST GHENT — The Ghent Reformed Church, 1039 County Route 22, West Ghent, is selling quarts of homemade Chili for $7 for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. If chili isn’t your thing, they will be selling “make-your-own” meatball, pepperoni or sausage & pepper subs for $8. You get to put the sub together when YOU want to eat it. Pre-order by calling the church office at 518-828-5946. Pick up will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 (Super Bowl Sunday).
Pizza Take Out
GREENPORT — Sacred Heart Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, pizza takeout noon-6 p.m. Feb. 7. Pizza is $10, extra toppings, $1 each. Call 518-828-8775. Pick up between 3:30-6:30 p.m. Bake at home also available.
GREENPORT — Sacred Heart Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, pizza takeout noon-6 p.m. March 6. Pizza is $10, extra toppings, $1 each. Call 518-828-8775. Pick up between 3:30-6:30 p.m. Bake at home also available.
OLD CHATHAM — “The Nuns, The Priests and The Bombs” screening Feb. 8. Potluck at 6 p.m., film at 7 p.m. in the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham. Since 1980 activists in lay and religious life have undertaken dramatic Plowshares protests, derived from the biblical injunction, “They shall beat their swords into Plowshares,” risking long prison sentences in an ongoing campaign to move the world away from the nuclear brink. This film follows two cases: the July 2012 break-in at the site known as America’s “Fort Knox of Uranium” where the intruders were an 82-year old Catholic nun and two fellow peace activists and the 2009 Plowshares action at a US naval base near Seattle, WA. It follows the activists’ legal efforts to justify their actions under international law and highlights the power of their moral conviction. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a moderated discussion will follow. For information, call 518-610-3735.
GREENPORT — Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine, 442 Fairview Ave., Greenport, will serve a pasta fagioli with sausage meat lunch and dinner on Feb. 20. One quarter with bread and butter, $8. Call in orders 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 518-828-8775. Pick up between 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.