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7:00pm

Beginner Tai Chi Classes Wednesday Evenings

 Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s 37 posture form of T’ai Chi is a slow moving, meditative martial art that when practiced daily can improve balance, flexibility and self-awareness.

Morris Memorial Building

Sep 17 - 7:00pm to Nov 19 - 7:00pm

$110 for ten one-hour classes or $15 per class

9:00am

Moving into Motherhood—for moms with newborns to 9 months

Come join us if you are a mom with a baby newborn to 9 months of age.  This an engaging class that focuses on You as “Mom”.  We will be working with Spacial Dynamics® movements and hands-on techniques that will support you during this intense period of motherhood.  You will also be forming good movement habits that will carry you through the teen years and beyond.

Birth Columbia at Hudson Healing Arts & Chiropractic, 302 Warren St. (Upstairs), Hudson

Oct 31 - 9:00am to 10:30am

$12/Class or pre-pay $60 for 6 in a row.

10:00am

Preschool Story Hour

Chatham Public Library

Oct 31 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Free

10:00am

CHAIR YOGA at the Won Dharma Center

Chair Yoga Every Friday at the Won Dharma Center

Won Dharma Center

Oct 31 - 10:00am to 11:15am

$8 drop in

11:00am

Conversation Circle

Come on out and enjoy some lively and engaging conversation!
Apogee Center
160 Fairview Ave Suite 232 (upstairs)
Hudson
We provide a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable place to share anything that is on your mind and listen to others do the same!

Oct 31 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Oct 31 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

3:00pm

Chatham Halloween Photobooth

At the Gazebo in Chatham Village on Halloween. No fee to have photos taken, purchase your favorite photos online afterward. Benefits the M-CM Network, a Chatham-based rare disease non-profit.

Chatham Village Green

Oct 31 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

4:00pm

A little Halloween Party

Geared toward younger kids who might not be up for a full night walking outside. Special games, music and crafts, and a Parade of Costumes to finish the evening. Halloween themed healthy snacks will be available.

Morris Memorial Building

Oct 31 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Donation of $10 per family suggested

5:00pm

Halloween Celebration

Kids, come in costume for a little trick-or-treating at the gazebo in the village of Chatham.

The Gazebo in the village of Chatham

Oct 31 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Free

10:00pm

DJ T-Bone Halloween Dance Party

Prizes for best costumes, 21 and over with ID

Helsinki Hudson

Oct 31 - 10:00pm to 12:00pm

$10

to do this week

Wed
7:00pm

Beginner Tai Chi Classes Wednesday Evenings

 Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s 37 posture form of T’ai Chi is a slow moving, meditative martial art that when practiced daily can improve balance, flexibility and self-awareness.

Morris Memorial Building

Sep 17 - 7:00pm to Nov 19 - 7:00pm

$110 for ten one-hour classes or $15 per class

Sat
11:23am

Free Columbia Autumn Events

Free Columbia Autumn Events

Free Columbia's Space on Main, 84 main Street, Philmont NY

Nov 1 - 11:23am to Jan 21 - 11:23am

donations accepted

Fri
10:00pm

DJ T-Bone Halloween Dance Party

Prizes for best costumes, 21 and over with ID

Helsinki Hudson

Oct 31 - 10:00pm to 12:00pm

$10

Sat
8:00am

Inner Yoga Meditation

Guided Meditation Instruction with Sara Sansone

Nov 1 - 8:00am to 9:15am

$12 drop in, or Sadhana Class Card

Sat
9:00am

Pastel Painting Weekend Workshop

Pastel Painting is a fun way to explore. Learn color, texture, composition and leave feeling competent and full of ideas for your own pastel exploration after completing paintings in class. All skill levels welcomed. Faculty: Karen Hummel

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

Nov 1 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

$140.

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

Nov 1 - 10:00am to 11:30am

By Donation

Sat
10:00am

The Llama Garden at Blackberry Hill Farm

The Llama Garden is a children’s program on the farm among the animals.

Blackberry Hill Farm

Nov 1 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

$15

Sat
10:00am

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School High School Open House

This open house offers an opportunity to take a campus tour, tour classrooms, and learn about our Waldorf curriculum.

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

Nov 1 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

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

Nov 1 - 10:30am to 11:15am

FREE

Sat
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Nov 1 - 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

Nov 1 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Free

Sat
1:30pm

The Llama Garden at Blackberry Hill Farm

The Llama Garden is a children’s program on the farm among the animals.

Blackberry Hill Farm

Nov 1 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

$15

Sat
5:00pm

KI’ Xocalatl

Taste Mexican Chocolate!

Verdigis Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren @2nd Street, Hudson, NY

Nov 1 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Free

Sat
6:00pm

Teen Masquerade Ball

Masks, dancing and music at the Kinderhook Village Hall! Break out your formal wear and bring a date for this most fancy shindig. The evening will begin with formal ballroom dancing and dinner, and we’ll transition to a more modern mix as the night wears on. And don’t forget to bring your masquerade masks!

2nd floor Kinderhook Village Hall

Nov 1 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Free

Sat
7:00pm

Owleen: Owl Walk at Olana

Olana State Historic Site: Wagon House Education Center

Nov 1 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

All ages $25/carload or $10/person

Sat
7:30pm

CoCo Contra Dance

Monthly contra dance with live music

Morris Memorial Building

Nov 1 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm

$8-10 (sliding)

Sat
8:00pm

The People’s Open Mic

Fabulous entertainment from your friends, neighbors, and enemies.

Peint O Gwrw Pub

Nov 1 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Free. But get yourself a drink. You'll need it.

Sun
9:00am

Pastel Painting Weekend Workshop

Pastel Painting is a fun way to explore. Learn color, texture, composition and leave feeling competent and full of ideas for your own pastel exploration after completing paintings in class. All skill levels welcomed. Faculty: Karen Hummel

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

Nov 2 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

$140.

Sun
10:00am

Introduction to Acrylic Painting & Still Life

Starting with still life, we will study composition, basic color theory and mixing as well as various sketching approaches. Gain experience with multiple paint applications while layering glazes and scumbles, impasto and water techniques. Assignments are carefully designed to be simple to initiate and broad enough to elaborate. We culminate this class with a personalized final project. All skill levels welcomed. Faculty: P. Emmett McLaughlin

Classes are offered by the Art School of Columbia County and held off-site in Hudson, NY.

Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren St., Hudson, NY

Nov 2 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

$210.

Sun
11:00am

New Lebanon Book Group

The book to be discussed is “The Visionist” by Rachel Urquhart. As always, we welcome newcomers and visitors, so please feel free to drop in, visit, bring a guest, bring your curiosity and comments!

New Lebanon Library

Nov 2 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free.

Sun
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Nov 2 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Sun
2:00pm

In Concert: Dublin Porter

Irish music trio Dublin Porter will perform the dance music and airs of Ireland.  Free and open to the public; donations for the performers are appreciated.

New Lebanon Library

Nov 2 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Free. Donations for the performers are appreciated.

Sun
2:00pm

Barbara Bonner on Generosity

Barbara Bonner is “live at the Chatham Bookstore” to read from her new book “Inspiring Generosity.”  A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follows a brief reading. The book was published this year by Wisdom Publications. The event is cosponsored by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Refreshments.

Chatham Bookstore

Nov 2 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Free

Sun
2:00pm

Uel Wade Still Loves Women Composers

Uel Wade’s Bend the Knotted Oak (BKO) Chamber Music trio will present a program of classical music exclusively by women composers.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Nov 2 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sun
2:00pm

Introduction to Watercolor

Learn about the bright and beautiful world of watercolor painting. This class will cover different types of wash techniques along with color mixing and composition/sketching approaches. We will experiment with masking, salt resist and even drinking straws! The class assignments start out step by step, and then open up as your skills and confidence grow! All skill levels welcomed. Faculty:  P. Emmett McLaughlin

This class is offered by the Art School of Columbia County and held off-site in Hudson, NY.

Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren St., Hudson, NY

Nov 2 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

$180.

Mon
10:00am

Tai Chi & Zumba Gold Exercise Sampler with Lorraine Noval & Anne Marie Mink

If you have always wanted to learn more about Tai Chi and Zumba Gold but do not want to make the commitment of attending classes or were afraid these programs “were not for you,” the North Chatham Free Library is offering you a free opportunity to learn about them. Program is being held at the Malden Bridge Community Center.
Both Tai Chi and Zumba Gold offer specific health benefits for the older adult.  Each program will be explained and demonstrated.  Then, participants can try them out themselves in a stress-free environment.
Tai Chi is a martial & meditative art that research has shown to improve health, physical ability, balance, and quality of life. Zumba Gold is a new program designed to take music, dance, & body movement to a growing population of older participants, beginners & those that need modifications from the more intense Zumba programs.

Malden Bridge Community Center

Nov 3 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Free

Mon
11:00am

Thai Yoga Class

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

Nov 3 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

$15 drop in or Sadhana Class Card

Mon
3:30pm

LGBTQ Support Group

The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Queer) circle is for people that want to learn about their sexuality, discuss issues of concern or just talk about their sexuality freely in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Apogee Center 160 Fairview Ave Suite 232 (upstairs) Hudson NY

Nov 3 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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

Nov 3 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Mon
7:00pm

Discussion Group: Study the Constitution

Join Constitution enthusiast Paul Engel for a bi-weekly discussion group focusing on the study of the American . Interested participants should bring their questions and be ready to share their opinions. This group is free and open to the public.

New Lebanon Library

Nov 3 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Free.

Mon
7:00pm

Acoustic Jam Song Circle- 1st 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

Nov 3 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

FREE

Mon
7:00pm

Film: A Small Act

How the concept of pay it forward started a Kenyan school’s scholarship program

Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, NY

Nov 3 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

free

Mon
7:30pm

Monday Nights at Mettabee: What IN THE WORLD is Spacial Dynamics® ?

Join us Monday Nights all through the Autumn for a series of Playfully Interactive talks designed to help you get to know how Spacial Dynamics® weaves in and around your world.

Mettabee Farm & Arts, 551 Harlemville Road, Hillsdale, NY, 12075

Nov 3 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

$5 - $15

Tue
10:00am

Writing Circle

Writing is a wonderful outlet for self-expression and self-healing. We’ll get inspired in a fun and relaxed way, support and work with each other through any creative blocks and give positive feedback and encouragement. Starter materials provided.

Rev Coffee 742 Warren St Hudson, NY

Nov 4 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Tue
6:30pm

Pregnancy as Self Development ~ moving toward birth & beyond

This is an engaging class where we explore how space changes when one body houses two beings.  How does it change when those two beings each have their own bodily space.  What happens with that shared space that once was?  What other forces or streams are at work in those spaces ?

Birth Columbia at Hudson Healing Arts & Chiropractic, 302 Warren St. (Upstairs), Hudson

Nov 4 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

$12/Class or pre-pay $60 for 6 in a row.

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

Nov 4 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

By Donation

Wed
7:00pm

Beginner Tai Chi Classes Wednesday Evenings

 Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s 37 posture form of T’ai Chi is a slow moving, meditative martial art that when practiced daily can improve balance, flexibility and self-awareness.

Morris Memorial Building

Nov 5 - 7:00pm to Jan 7 - 7:00pm

$110 for ten one-hour classes or $15 per class

Wed
10:00am

Small Wonders Storytime

Songs, movement activities and age-appropriate stories for our younger patrons and their caregivers.  For toddlers up to 35 months.

New Lebanon Library

Nov 5 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

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

Nov 5 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free

Wed
11:00am

Preschool Story Hour

Stories, songs, movement activities and crafts for children ages 3 to 6 years and their caregivers.

New Lebanon Library

Nov 5 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

Wed
11:30am

Wednesday Luncheon

Hot lunch served every Wednesday at Christ Church Episcopal for the cost of a donation, large or small.

Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street, Hudson

Nov 5 - 11:30am to 1:15pm

donation

Wed
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Nov 5 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Wed
3:00pm

Music Circle

Music Circle
Come out and have some fun with us, join in for a variety of musical experiences, if you play an instrument feel free to share with us!
Apogee Center
160 Fairview Ave (upstairs)
Hudson
coffee served!

Nov 5 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Wed
5:00pm

Dining Out For Others

Join friends and family for an evening meal each Wednesday in November at a participating restaurant who in return will donate a portion of the proceeds to Catholic Charities for the Emergency Assistance and Food Pantry program. For a full list participating restaurants visit http://www.catholiccharitiescg.org

Nov 5 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

varied

Wed
5:30pm

Intro to Aerial Arts for teens at Morris Memorial, Chatham

Introduction to aerial trapeze for teens, Wednesdays October 1 - December 17 in Chatham, NY

Morris Memorial Building

Nov 5 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

$150 per student, $225 if registering two siblings

Wed
6:15pm

Jazz at the Chatham Blue Plate

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

The Blue Plate

Nov 5 - 6:15pm to 9:00pm

no charge

Thu
9:00am

Landscape Painting in Oils

Study painting as applied to landscape. The use of color, composition and overall principles of design with stylistic diversity is encouraged! The goal of this class is to learn how to control and manipulate oil paints on canvas, composition, color control, surface textures, brushwork and palette knife techniques. We will also explore new techniques and methods of applying paint to achieve varied textures to canvas. All skill levels welcomed. Faculty: HM Saffer, II

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

Nov 6 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

$210.

Thu
10:30am

Preschool Storytime

Come join our new children’s librarian for a great time of story, song and a craft to take home!

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Nov 6 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Free

Thu
11:00am

Baby Little Wings

Little Wings Music is serious fun for the whole family!

The Bee's Knees, 302 Warren Street, Hudson

Nov 6 - 11:00am to 11:40am

Three Ways to Play: Whole Session-best value: $145/child, $60/sibling, includes CD and lyric booklet Drop-in Card: $50 for 4 classes, Fall session only* Drop-in for one class: $15/Child, $5/sibling*

Thu
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Nov 6 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Thu
3:30pm

Prep Choir at TSL

Singing Children ages 6-9

Time & Space Limited

Nov 6 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

$10 music fee; $50 donation to TSL

Thu
3:30pm

Free Columbia After School Program

After school program for children 6-12

Free Columbia's Space on Main, 84 main Street, Philmont NY

Nov 6 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

0-20

Thu
6:00pm

Zumba with Paula

Hudson Opera House

Nov 6 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

$8 per session

Thu
6:00pm

Community Yoga Class at the Won Dharma Center

All levels welcome. Visit our beautiful meditation hall and enjoy practicing a weekly variety of yoga styles taught by local “guest” teachers.

Won Dharma Center, 361 Route 23, Claverack, NY

Nov 6 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

$5.00

Thu
6:30pm

Community Film Night: “Fed Up”

Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of ‘exercise and eat right’ is not ringing true for millions of people. Discussion to follow.

New Lebanon Library

Nov 6 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

Fri
9:00am

Moving into Motherhood—for moms with newborns to 9 months

Come join us if you are a mom with a baby newborn to 9 months of age.  This an engaging class that focuses on You as “Mom”.  We will be working with Spacial Dynamics® movements and hands-on techniques that will support you during this intense period of motherhood.  You will also be forming good movement habits that will carry you through the teen years and beyond.

Birth Columbia at Hudson Healing Arts & Chiropractic, 302 Warren St. (Upstairs), Hudson

Nov 7 - 9:00am to 10:30am

$12/Class or pre-pay $60 for 6 in a row.

Fri
10:00am

Preschool Story Hour

Chatham Public Library

Nov 7 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Free

Fri
10:00am

CHAIR YOGA at the Won Dharma Center

Chair Yoga Every Friday at the Won Dharma Center

Won Dharma Center

Nov 7 - 10:00am to 11:15am

$8 drop in

Fri
11:00am

Conversation Circle

Come on out and enjoy some lively and engaging conversation!
Apogee Center
160 Fairview Ave Suite 232 (upstairs)
Hudson
We provide a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable place to share anything that is on your mind and listen to others do the same!

Nov 7 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fri
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Nov 7 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Fri
5:00pm

Spaghetti Supper

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Supper

Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street, Hudson

Nov 7 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

$9 adult, $5 child

Fri
6:00pm

Coffehouse Night With Linda Worster

Join us for an evening of wonderful music with Berkshire singer/songwriter Linda Worster. Light refreshments provided.  Free and open to the public; donations for the performer are appreciated.

New Lebanon Library

Nov 7 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Free. Donations for the performer are appreciated.