The Adult Learning Institute has announced its programs for February 2020

HUDSON — FEBRUARY 2020 PROGRAMS The Adult Learning Institute has announced its programs for February 2020.

All programs are held at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534.


(518) 828-4181 x3431

Monday, February 3rd

Open Pinochle Group — 1:30-4 p.m.

Rm: Faculty/Staff Lounge- Madeline Dickerson

Whether you’re a novice, an expert or fall somewhere in between, our Open

Pinochle Group welcomes you. This group, which meets the first and third Mondays, provides a wonderful opportunity to learn, share and meet new people with a similar interest.

Tuesday, February 4, 11, 18, 25

Bridge Group with Bridge Lessons — 1 -4 p.m.

Rm: Faculty/Staff Lounge—Nancy Feller

Our bridge group generally meets every week and is open to

all members of ALI. If you are interested in learning to play or refresh skills,

we offer a class. Please call Barbara in the ALI Office to register for a

beginner or refresher class.

Wednesday, February 5, 12, 26

Mahjongg- 1:30-4 p.m.

Rm: Faculty/Staff Lounge—Barbara Troy *

Mahjongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards and the group meets three Wednesdays each month. If you are an experienced player, just call the office and let Barbara know you will be attending.

If you are interested in learning to play Mahjongg, please contact the ALI Office and your name will be placed on the list for the next beginner class.

* Please note that the February 5th game will be held in Student Café.


The Adult Learning Institute and Collette Tours present:

“Shades of Ireland” Trip - October 3-12, 2020

* 10 days * 13 Meals * All transportation Included!

Beautiful accommodations and transportation throughout Ireland.

Highlights include:

Dublin ▪ Irish Evening ▪ Choices on Tour ▪ Kilkenny ▪ Waterford ▪ Blarney Castle ▪ Killarney ▪ Ring of Kerry ▪ Farm Visit ▪ Jaunting Car Ride ▪ Limerick ▪ Cliffs of Moher ▪ Galway ▪ Castle Stay

If you have never been to Ireland, this is the trip for you! Open to All!

Reservations/Deposits ($500) are due by March 27, 2020. Reservations are made on first come, first serve basis. 25 spots are available! Final payments are due by August 4, 2020. The rate is locked in until April 4th. Deposits are refundable up until April 3, 2020.

If interested or have questions, please contact the Adult Learning Institute Office:

(518) 828-4181 x3431 OR

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Listen & Learn Program—Open to the Public

10:30 a.m.— noon

Rm: Faculty/Staff Lounge

Odds and Ends Equine Sanctuary

Lisa Herman, Executive Director

“All About Equine Animal Rescue”

Learn about the world of horse rescue, rehabilitation and creative equine programs for children and adults. Explore truths and facts about the surprising prevalence of kill pens in the United States, how healthy horses end up in kill pens, and how rescue organizations help horses and people. Hear the remarkable story of Amber, an abused and neglected Belgian draft horse, and how she deeply enriched the lives of many in the years after her rescue. See how unwanted horses can thrive in creative horsemanship programs with the proper care, attention and love.

Odds and Ends Sanctuary and Creative Horsemanship Program was founded in 2016 and is now under the leadership of Lisa Herman in Columbia County. She has been professionally training horses and teaching riders for over thirty years. Lisa has rescued and rehabilitated many horses over the years and loves to share inspiring and heartwarming stories about the powerful connection between horses and humans.

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