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10:00am

Preschool Story Hour

Chatham Public Library

Apr 18 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Free

10:00am

NLW: Lives Change @ Your Library!

This year we’ll observe National Library Week at the library, celebrating the impact libraries have on our lives. It is our hope that this week and throughout the year, the Kinderhook Library impacts each person who comes through our doors—please join us!

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Apr 18 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Free

11:00am

Converstion Circle

Come join us at The Apogee Center for a time of sharing, listening and encouraging. A variety of topics covered. Coffee is served.

161 Fairview Ave Suite 232 Hudson NY 12534

Apr 18 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free

12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Apr 18 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

2:30pm

Afternoon Discoveries: Earth Day Crafts

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day by making crafts out of common household materials and things outside. You’ll get the chance to make a large flower to hang at home, a butterfly finger puppet, paper flowers and more! Celebrate spring at the library! Afternoon Discoveries is a program designed for school age children in second through fifth grade to explore a variety of fascinating topics through books and activities. Space is limited and registration is required.

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Apr 18 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

free

3:30pm

Author Signing: Awesome Robot Action Comix

Meet father and son author team Michael & Diego Mongue, creators of AWESOME ROBOT SCIENCE FICTION COMIX! Williamstown artist Michael & fifth-grader Diego will talk about their comic series, then sign copies of the book.

New Lebanon Library

Apr 18 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

5:15pm

Teen Night: Cupcake Battle!

Have you got what it takes to compete in a cut-throat world of competitive cupcake battling? Battle to be the best baker in our Teen Cupcake Battle! Bake at least a dozen cupcakes to be judged in a specific category: taste or style. One entry per person, sign up at the library, and bring a copy of the recipe and your sweet tooth.

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Apr 18 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

free

6:30pm

The Limb Shakers In Concert

Join us for a performance of old time jazz and swing with the Limb Shaker! Free and open to the public - donations for the performers appreciated.

New Lebanon Library

Apr 18 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Free. Donations for the performers are appreciated.

art exhibits

to do this week

Sat
8:00am

Inner Yoga Meditation

Guided Meditation Instruction with Sara Sansone

Apr 19 - 8:00am to 9:15am

$12 drop in, or Sadhana Class Card

Sat
8:30am

Residential Pruning Workshop Series

In this three-session series, homeowners will learn the basics of why, when and how to prune their fruit bearing trees and plants to boost fruit production. Learn the best time to prune, the difference between dwarfing and invigoration cuts, tree evaluations, proper techniques, and much more. Each session will begin with an informative talk by our instructor Steven McKay, a retired Senior Extension Resource Educator who specialized in commercial fruits, and end with a field demonstration at Samascott’s. Participants will leave the series armed with resource materials to help them better manage their home garden. Participants are strongly encouraged to dress weather appropriately and wear sturdy, comfortable footwear.

Samascott's Orchard, 5 Sunset Avenue, Kinderhook. NY

Apr 19 - 8:30am to 11:30am

$30 per class or 3 for $75

Sat
10:00am

Saturday Dharma & Meditation Service at Won Dharma Center

Weekly Dharma and Meditation Service - ALL WELCOME!

Won Dharma Center, 361 Route 23, Claverack

Apr 19 - 10:00am to 11:30am

By Donation

Sat
10:00am

Now & Then: Ancient Knowledge, Art History, and Life Drawing

Ye gods! Over the course of six two-hour-long sessions, Patricia Manos & Tabitha Sanchez will develop an introductory knowledge of art-creation and architecture in Southern Europe circa 1000-400 BCE. Ages 11+

OMI International Arts Center

Apr 19 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tuition is $240 for all 6 Saturday classes.

Sat
10:00am

NLW: Lives Change @ Your Library!

This year we’ll observe National Library Week at the library, celebrating the impact libraries have on our lives. It is our hope that this week and throughout the year, the Kinderhook Library impacts each person who comes through our doors—please join us!

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Apr 19 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Free

Sat
10:30am

North Chatham Free Library Story Time

Story Time at NCFL for pre-schoolers. We enjoy reading easy picture books to the children and discussing them.  It’s time for the very young to Kindergarten.  There is play time afterwards downstairs.

North Chatham Free Library

Apr 19 - 10:30am to 11:15am

FREE

Sat
10:30am

Kuumba Dance & Drum

Everybody drum, everybody dance!

Hudson Opera House

Apr 19 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

$5 Adults; 18 and Under Free

Sat
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Apr 19 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Sat
12:30pm

Local WEEKLY VIGIL FOR renewable energy and AGAINST carbon pollution and environmental degradation.

Stand with us FOR renewable energy and AGAINST carbon pollution and environmental degradation.

Chatham Village Green

Apr 19 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Free

Sat
5:00pm

GOOD FIGHT HERB COMPANY - Spring Seminar

A seminar on the natural health remedies for Spring.

Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar

Apr 19 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

$10.00

Sat
7:00pm

Concert: Nashaz

Lead by accomplished jazz guitarist and oud player, Brian Prunka, joined by Nathan Herrera on woodwinds and George Mel on percussion, Nashaz plays a brilliantly rich and invigorating blend of traditional Arabic and jazz infused with Prunka’s belief that music illuminates our common humanity.

The Abode Meditation Hall

Apr 19 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

General Admission: $20

Sun
10:00am

Life Drawing with Model

Artists work at their own pace; instruction is not provided.

Hudson Opera House

Apr 20 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

$15 per session, drop-in

Sun
10:00am

NLW: Lives Change @ Your Library!

This year we’ll observe National Library Week at the library, celebrating the impact libraries have on our lives. It is our hope that this week and throughout the year, the Kinderhook Library impacts each person who comes through our doors—please join us!

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Apr 20 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Free

Sun
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Apr 20 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Mon
9:30am

FREE Playgroup in Germantown- Family Resource Centers of Columbia County

FREE playgroups for children - from infants to age five - and their caregivers.  Crafts, circle time and snack included. Drop in any time during the two-hour playgroup.

The Reformed Church of Germantown, 20 Church Avenue, Germantown.

Apr 21 - 9:30am to 11:30am

FREE

Mon
10:00am

La Leche League Meeting

Breastfeeding Information and Support, Daytime meeting every third Monday

The Bee's Knees, 302 Warren Street, Hudson

Apr 21 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Free

Mon
11:00am

Thai Yoga Class

Learn techniques from Thai Massage in a regular, ongoing class setting.

Apr 21 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

$15 drop in or Sadhana Class Card

Mon
4:00pm

Kids/Family Yoga Class - Ages 2 to 5 and caregivers

Kids/Family Yoga: Come play yoga! Partner with your child in simple poses
based on animals and nature. We’ll bark in downward dog, hiss in cobra
pose and flutter our wings like a butterfly. Parents, grandparents,
caregivers all welcome.

Bodhi Holistic Spa & Yoga, 543 Warren Street, Hudson, NY

Apr 21 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

$10 for one child & adult; $3 for sibling

Mon
7:00pm

Monday Moving Meditation @ Tai Chi at Won Dharma Center

Enrich your physical and spiritual strength through these martial art applications and moving meditation.  Learn Tai Chi Chuan, one of the most beautiful ancient Chinese martial arts and explore body/mind integration.

Won Dharma Center

Apr 21 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

By Donation

Mon
7:00pm

Acoustic Jam Song Circle- 3rd Monday Red Dot

Come and share your music in a friendly, casual atmosphere! Same format, different location! (formerly held at REV Cafe). 1st and 3rd Mondays at Red Dot, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at Hudson Opera House

Red Dot, 321 Warren Street, Hudson

Apr 21 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

FREE

Tue
9:30am

FREE Playgroup in Chatham- Family Resource Centers of Columbia County

FREE playgroups for children - from infants to age five - and their caregivers.  Crafts, circle time and snack included. Drop in any time during the two-hour playgroup.

Morris Memorial Building, 21 Park Row, Chatham

Apr 22 - 9:30am to 11:30am

FREE

Tue
3:00pm

Culinary Arts Series

Afterschool program with the Intermediate School

Hudson Opera House

Apr 22 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Free

Tue
6:00pm

Tuesday Evening Meditation & Presence Class

Learn to meditate, move into Presence and receive the Oneness Deeksha in a single powerful, relaxing, re-energizing weekly class.

46 Willowdale Farm, Claverack, NY

Apr 22 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

$10 or donation

Tue
6:00pm

Columbia County Photo Club

Interested in photography? Why not join the Columbia County Photo Club?

Hudson Area Association Library

Apr 22 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Free

Tue
6:00pm

Pop-up Case Book

Create your own journal and sketch book. Students will learn paste paper, a sewn boards binding and slip case construction. Some bookbinding experience is helpful but not required.
Beth Thielen, current Rauschenberg Fellow, instructor.

Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Route 21C, Harlemville, NY (corner of 21C and Harlemville Road)

Apr 22 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

$140.

Tue
7:00pm

Tuesday Sitting Meditation at Won Dharma Center in Claverack

This weekly session explores breathing, posture and basic theory, followed by Q&A. Especially appropriate for those just beginning to learn, or those with a sincere interest in Buddhist practice.

Won Dharma Center 361 Route 23

Apr 22 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

By Donation

Tue
7:30pm

Evolution - Lecture Series

The Nature Institute

Apr 22 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Suggested donation per talk $5 - $20

Wed
10:00am

Music & Movement

Hudson Opera House

Apr 23 - 10:00am to Jun 11 - 11:00am

Free

Wed
9:00am

O!Baby Children’s Consignment Sale

O!Baby is Columbia County’s LARGEST children’s consignment sale, with 250+ consignors and 30,000 items on sale!

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham NY

Apr 23 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

Free admission, no charge for parking

Wed
9:30am

FREE Playgroup in Hudson- Family Resource Centers of Columbia County

FREE playgroups for children - from infants to age five - and their caregivers.  Crafts, circle time and snack included. Drop in any time during the two-hour playgroup.

Christ Episcopal Church, 431 Union St., Hudson

Apr 23 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Free

Wed
10:00am

Small Wonders

Songs, movement activities, and age appropriate stories for our youngest patrons and their caregivers.

New Lebanon Library

Apr 23 - 10:00am to 10:30am

free

Wed
10:00am

Music & Movement

Join local singer, songwriter, choreographer and dancer Abby Lappen for weekly fun exploring creative arts through music and movement!  Parent participation is encouraged.  Ages 18 months and up.

Hudson Opera House

Apr 23 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Free

Wed
10:00am

FREE Playgroup in North Chatham- Family Resource Centers of Col. County

FREE playgroups for children - from infants to age five - and their caregivers.  Crafts, circle time and snack included. Drop in any time during the two-hour playgroup.

North Chatham library Oct. 2 thru Oct. 23; Then starting Oct. 30, Methodist Church on Rt. 203 in N. Chatham

Apr 23 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

FREE

Wed
11:00am

Mommy and Me Laptime

Children ages Birth-2 years old and their caregivers are invited for this special time of songs, rhymes and stories!

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Apr 23 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free

Wed
11:00am

Preschool Story Hour

Story hour includes crafts, songs, and movement activities for ages 2 to 5 years.

New Lebanon Library

Apr 23 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free

Wed
3:00pm

Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School in Chatham

Bindlestiff’s weekly juggling and circus arts classes at Morris Memorial starts Feb 5, 2014

Morris Memorial Building

Apr 23 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

$195

Wed
6:00pm

Hudson Community Book Group

Students in grades 3 through 5 and their parents read selected books and participate in a conversation about literature facilitated by Hudson City School Teacher Ellen Huemmer.

Apr 23 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Free

Wed
6:15pm

Jazz at the Chatham Blue Plate

Lincoln Mayorga, piano and Otto Gardner, string bass, play (mostly) jazz standards.

The Blue Plate

Apr 23 - 6:15pm to 9:00pm

no charge

Wed
6:30pm

The Presence of Extraterrestrial Life: We Are Not Alone

Join us for a mind blowing discussion on the presence of extraterrestrial life in the universe. We will provide participants with an understanding of the history of the disclosure movement in the United States and why this is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Through the sharing of our contact experiences in the field we invite everyone to understand the truth: We are not alone!

New Lebanon Library

Apr 23 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

Wed
6:30pm

Acoustic Jam Song Circle- 4th Wednesday Hudson Opera House

Come and share your music in a friendly, casual atmosphere! Same format, different location! (formerly held at REV Cafe). 1st and 3rd Mondays at Red Dot, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at Hudson Opera House

Hudson Opera House

Apr 23 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

FREE

Thu
9:00am

O!Baby Children’s Consignment Sale

O!Baby is Columbia County’s LARGEST children’s consignment sale, with 250+ consignors and 30,000 items on sale!

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham NY

Apr 24 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Free admission, no charge for parking

Thu
9:15am

Morning Meditation & Presence Class at Bodhi Spa

Learn to Meditate,  move into Presence and receive Deeksha. A wonderful stress and worry reducer. Energizing and relaxing.

Bodhi Holistic Spa, 543 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534

Apr 24 - 9:15am to 10:15am

$10

Thu
9:30am

FREE Playgroup in Germantown- Family Resource Centers of Columbia County

FREE playgroups for children - from infants to age five - and their caregivers.  Crafts, circle time and snack included. Drop in any time during the two-hour playgroup.

The Reformed Church of Germantown, 20 Church Avenue, Germantown.

Apr 24 - 9:30am to 11:30am

FREE

Thu
9:30am

FREE Playgroup in Chatham- Family Resource Centers of Columbia County

FREE playgroups for children - from infants to age five - and their caregivers.  Crafts, circle time and snack included. Drop in any time during the two-hour playgroup.

Morris Memorial Building, 21 Park Row, Chatham

Apr 24 - 9:30am to 11:30am

FREE

Thu
10:00am

Little Wings Music at The Bee’s Knees

Music class for babies to age 3

The Bee's Knees, 302 Warren Street, Hudson

Apr 24 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

$115/session; $15/drop-in, $5/sibling; OR Drop-in Card 4 classes for $50

Thu
10:00am

Painting—Intermediate

Explore color, representation, abstraction and other concepts and axioms of design. This class is a continuation of Fundamentals of Painting. H.M. Saffer, II, instructor. Class continues on April 24 and May 1.

Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Route 21C, Harlemville, NY (corner of 21C and Harlemville Road)

Apr 24 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

$140.

Thu
10:30am

Preschool Story Time

Preschool age children and their care givers are invited for a special weekly story time. We will read, sing, dance and top things off with a special craft to take home. Come join Miss Amy for a rocking time here at the Kinderhook Library!

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Apr 24 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Free

Thu
2:15pm

Little Wings Preschool Music at TSL

Music classes for preschoolers

Time & Space Limited

Apr 24 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm

$100/session; $15/drop-in, $5/sibling

Thu
3:00pm

Art Exploration

Hudson Opera House

Apr 24 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Free

Thu
3:45pm

Prep Choir at TSL, Spring Session

A preparatory choir for ages 6-9

Time & Space Limited

Apr 24 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

$30/music fee

Thu
6:00pm

Community Yoga Class at the Won Dharma Center

Community Yoga Class at the Won Dharma Center in Claverack

Won Dharma Center, 361 Route 23, Claverack, NY

Apr 24 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

$5.00

Thu
6:30pm

Talk & Discussion: “Grains On The Brain”

Join Kelly Crine, licensed occupational therapist, and learn about the negative impact of grains on our health. She will discuss and demonstrate methods for traditional preparation of grains to improve their digestibility.

New Lebanon Library

Apr 24 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

Thu
7:00pm

Expressive Arts Enrichment for Developmentally Challenged

Music, movement, and a range of fun arts experiences for adults with developmental or cognitive challenges every two weeks, on Thursday night led by Dawn Collins, M.A. In Expressive Arts Therapy.

Expressive Arts Studio, Stuyvesant, NY

Apr 24 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

$25 per session

Fri
9:00am

O!Baby Children’s Consignment Sale

O!Baby is Columbia County’s LARGEST children’s consignment sale, with 250+ consignors and 30,000 items on sale!

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham NY

Apr 25 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Free admission, no charge for parking

Fri
9:30am

FREE Playgroup in Hudson- Family Resource Centers of Columbia County

FREE playgroups for children - from infants to age five - and their caregivers.  Crafts, circle time and snack included. Drop in any time during the two-hour playgroup.

Christ Episcopal Church, 431 Union St., Hudson

Apr 25 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Free

Fri
10:00am

Preschool Story Hour

Chatham Public Library

Apr 25 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Free

Fri
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Apr 25 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Fri
5:00pm

Teens: Quidditch Meeting

The Quidditch season is upon us and we’re looking to get an early start. If you’re interested in joining a team in this year’s Quidditch tournament, please plan to attend this first meeting to discuss rules, scheduling, and other important factors.

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Apr 25 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Free

Fri
7:00pm

Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Local poets Trina Porte and Howard Kogan will perform selected readings of their work, after which they will host an Open Mic session during which audience members will be encouraged to share their own poetry. Light refreshments to follow.

New Lebanon Library

Apr 25 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

Fri
7:00pm

Trivia Night Fundraiser for New Lebanon Foundation

Trivia Night fundraiser to benefit the New Lebanon Foundation, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School, Route 22, New Lebanon

Apr 25 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

$10

Fri
7:30pm

ECLIPSE - Choreography, Light & Visual Design

A collaboration between choreographer Jonah Bokaer and Visual Artist Anthony McCall

Basilica Hudson

Apr 25 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

$20.00