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The Good Globe Singing School Fall 2014 Registration

The Good Globe Singing School, directed by Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, is offering three classes and one open community sing for Fall 2014. Pre-Registration begins on August 8, 2014 and end on September 5, 2014. See website for details.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Aug 13 - 12:00pm to Sep 5 - 12:00pm

10:00am

Preschool Story Hour

Chatham Public Library

Aug 22 - 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

Aug 22 - 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!

Aug 22 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

11:00am

The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County: Professor Tom Tyning, Reptile Expert

Professor Tom Tyning will encourage families to get to know these shy and retiring animals.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Aug 22 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free for members and children under 12; free for nonmembers with admission to the Garden

12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Aug 22 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

4:00pm

Chatham Farmers Market 2014

Come on Fridays to buy farm fresh and direct from our local farmers. Enjoy delicious prepared foods, good music, and a relaxing evening with your community…

Chatham Real Food Market

Aug 22 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

6:00pm

Together In Concert: David Grover and Linda Worster

Join us for an evening of song with these two Berkshire favorites. All welcome to this free concert - donations for the performer are welcome.

New Lebanon Library

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

Free. Donations for the performers are appreciated.

7:00pm

Taconic Stage Co. Presents “The Portable Dorothy Parker”

Droll comedy reflects on the famous writer’s life

St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls 12517

Aug 22 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

$20, senior citizens/students pay what you can

7:00pm

A Taste of Art

Sit back, socialize and create. You will learn how to paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere. All you need to bring is yourself. It’s all about having a good time! We will provide everything: paint, canvas, brushes, professional instruction and appetizers to munch on. Each session will have its own unique theme and result. Come to one or all and join the fun! All levels of experience are welcome. The class is offered five different times. Faculty: Cynthia Mulvaney

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

Aug 22 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

$38.

8:00pm

TAKE Dance: Somewhere Familiar Melodies, and two world premieres

Somewhere Familiar Melodies is a memory piece by Takehiro Ueyama, and other works including the world premiere of a piece which will be developed at PS21 in June. Take and co-director Jill Echo will work with Chatham area residents to collect memories and verbal images of what this landscape and place means to them. Take will then choreograph a piece set to these recorded Chatham voices.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

Aug 22 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

$30/$25 members/$18 students 18 and under

to do this week

Wed
12:00pm

The Good Globe Singing School Fall 2014 Registration

The Good Globe Singing School, directed by Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, is offering three classes and one open community sing for Fall 2014. Pre-Registration begins on August 8, 2014 and end on September 5, 2014. See website for details.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Aug 13 - 12:00pm to Sep 5 - 12:00pm

Sat
10:00am

Mini Print Mania—Weekend Workshop

Come create a small but mighty relief print. By carving an image into a rubber surface, inking, and hand printing (stamping), we’ll create bold 1.75” prints. Cutting out the image and making a collage on a piece of colored origami paper yields a unique piece of mixed media art. Supply list will be sent upon registration. Faculty: Tatiana Klacsmann

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

Aug 23 - 10:00am to Aug 24 - 4:00pm

$140.

Sat
8:00am

Inner Yoga Meditation

Guided Meditation Instruction with Sara Sansone

Aug 23 - 8:00am to 9:15am

$12 drop in, or Sadhana Class Card

Sat
9:00am

Paws To Read

Therapy dogs come to the Library and children read to their furry friends. And, of course, the dogs listen! Advance registration preferred - 518-794-8844.

New Lebanon Library

Aug 23 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

Sat
9:00am

FOKML Feed and Seed Book Shop Open

The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library Book Shop at the Feed and Seed Building will open for the season on May 3rd.  The shop will be completely stocked with hundreds of new and gently used books for adults and children.

Feed and Seed Building, 24 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106

Aug 23 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Sat
9:00am

Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market

Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market @ Roe Jan Park on Rt. 22 Rain or Shine Saturday 9 am - 1 pm

Roeliff Jansen Park

Aug 23 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Free

Sat
9:30am

Clothing barn at the North Chatham United Methodist Church

Here’s your opportunity to get good quality, gently used clothing at very reasonable prices.

North Chatham United Methodist Church

Aug 23 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Free

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

Aug 23 - 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

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

$15

Sat
10:00am

Everyone Can Draw!

Hudson Opera House

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

$15

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

Aug 23 - 10:30am to 11:15am

FREE

Sat
11:00am

TAKE Dance Master Class

Jill Echo, Assistant Director of TAKE Dance, will teach a workshop for intermediate to experienced dancers

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

Aug 23 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

$20/$15 members/$12 students 18 and under or $30 for series of three PS21 Dance Master Classes

Sat
11:00am

Equine Advocates - Open Public Day

Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary.  Come and meet our 85 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys & mules and learn about where they came from and why they needed to be rescued.

3212 Route 66, Chatham, NY

Aug 23 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Sat
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Aug 23 - 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

Aug 23 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Free

Sat
1:00pm

In Celebration of Barns – Weekend Event

Celebrate an Icon—Barn Photography & Feature Presentation on NYS Barns

Old Austerlitz Village

Aug 23 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Aug 23 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

$15

Sat
2:00pm

Dance Omi Showing in The Fields

Come enjoy the culmination of the International Dance Omi Residency!

OMI International Arts Center

Aug 23 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Free and open to the public.

Sat
2:00pm

Living Land Outing: Hawthorne Valley Farm

A unique participatory research outing that will offer a cultural and artistic exploration of different habitats in the landscape, and a chance to share and discuss landscape perceptions.

Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent

Aug 23 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Free

Sat
2:00pm

Keep it Sharp at TK Home and Garden

The Pro Sharp Mobile workshop will be bellying up to our backyard garden and offering their sharpening services at their amazingly reasonable prices, for everything from kitchen knives, utility blades, scissors, garden tools and more.

TK Home and Garden

Aug 23 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

free

Sat
3:00pm

Summerfest 2014

Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce to Host Summerfest 2014!

Downtown Great Barrington

Aug 23 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Free

Sat
7:00pm

Taconic Stage Co. Presents “The Portable Dorothy Parker”

A droll look at the famous writer’s life

St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls 12517

Aug 23 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

$20, senior citizens/students pay what you can

Sat
8:00pm

TAKE Dance: Somewhere Familiar Melodies, and two world premieres

Somewhere Familiar Melodies is a memory piece by Takehiro Ueyama, and other works including the world premiere of a piece which will be developed at PS21 in June. Take and co-director Jill Echo will work with Chatham area residents to collect memories and verbal images of what this landscape and place means to them. Take will then choreograph a piece set to these recorded Chatham voices.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

Aug 23 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

$30/$25 members/$18 students 18 and under

Sun
10:00am

New Lebanon Country Market at Windswept Farm

Windswept Farm, 36 Old Route 20, New Lebanon, NY, 12125

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

FREE

Sun
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Aug 24 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Sun
1:00pm

In Celebration of Barns – Weekend Event

Celebrate an Icon—Barn Photography & Feature Presentation on NYS Barns

Old Austerlitz Village

Aug 24 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

FREE

Sun
3:00pm

Taconic Stage Co. Presents “The Portable Dorothy Parker”

A droll look at the famous writer’s life

St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls 12517

Aug 24 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

$20, senior citizens/students pay what you can

Sun
4:00pm

Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts Grand Re-Opening

Celebrating 8 Years of Business

957 Route 82, West Taghkanic, NY, 12502

Aug 24 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sun
6:00pm

Yoga for Women’s Health

An exploration of wellness through the chakras.

302 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534

Aug 24 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

$15/class or $70/7 class series

Mon
9:00am

Katydid Camp Week II at Flying Deer Nature Center (day camp)

For ages 3 to 5. A story-filled adventure exploring the abundant joy and wonder of the outdoors! We’ll focus on creating comfort, fostering knowledge, and building self-reliance in nature.

Flying Deer Nature Center

Aug 25 - 9:00am to Aug 29 - 1:00pm

$225

Mon
9:00am

Cottonwood Camp Week V at Flying Deer Nature Center (day camp)

For ages 6 to 8. An exciting day camp for children who love to spend time outdoors with friends, learning about the forest and all its valuable teachings: mysterious animal tracks, delicious edible plants, curious insects, shelter, primitive fire-making, and other wilderness skills, not to mention fun songs, games, and stories!

Flying Deer Nature Center, 5 Abode Rd., New Lebanon

Aug 25 - 9:00am to Aug 29 - 3:00pm

$325

Mon
11:00am

Thai Yoga Class

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

Aug 25 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

$15 drop in or Sadhana Class Card

Mon
12:00pm

The Hunger Games: Do YOU have what it takes?

Test yourself against your peers by competing in challenges that test your skills, intelligence, ingenuity, and strength. Registration is required and the program will begin at noon sharp, so plan on arriving a few minutes beforehand, and be dressed to get messy and run around.

Kinderhook Memorial Library

Aug 25 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Free

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

Aug 25 - 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

Aug 25 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

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

Mon
6:00pm

Prenatal/Baby & Me Yoga

Postures, breath work, meditation, and the company of other women all combine to support and nourish both mom and baby.

302 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534

Aug 25 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

$12/class or $40/series of 4 classes

Tue
9:00am

Art of Oriental Brush Painting (Sumi-e)

An introduction to the concepts and techniques of brush painting through the use of sumi (ink), and fude (oriental brush).

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

Aug 26 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

$210.

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

Aug 26 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Tue
6:00pm

Columbia County Photo Club

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

Hudson Area Association Library

Aug 26 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Free

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

Aug 26 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

By Donation

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

Aug 27 - 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

Aug 27 - 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

Aug 27 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

Wed
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Aug 27 - 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!

Aug 27 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Wed
6:15pm

Jazz at the Chatham Blue Plate

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

The Blue Plate

Aug 27 - 6:15pm to 9:00pm

no charge

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

Aug 27 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

FREE

Thu
9:00am

Plein Aire Landscape Painting

A study of painting as applied to landscape. The use of color, composition and overall principals of design will be discussed in relation to painting out-of-doors. Stylistic diversity will be encouraged. The goal is to learning how to control and manipulate oil paints on canvas. Composition, brushwork, palette knife and other techniques with special emphasis on light, color values, perspective, use of composition and interpretation. For all skill levels welcome. Students supply their own materials. Faculty: HM Saffer, II

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

Aug 28 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

$140.

Thu
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Aug 28 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Thu
6:00pm

Zumba with Paula

Hudson Opera House

Aug 28 - 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

Aug 28 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

$5.00

Thu
6:30pm

In Concert: Rick Leab

Berkshire musician Rick Leab will perform a number of works for mandocello, guitar, and rhumba box. This event is free and open to the public, although donations for the performer are appreciated.

New Lebanon Library

Aug 28 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Free. Donations for the performer are appreciated.

Thu
7:00pm

THE DIVINE SOUND CONCERT SERIES: Fanna-Fi-Allah

Fanna-Fi-Allah brings the magic of Pakistani Qawwali to the west in it’s traditional form, inherited directly from the grand masters.

Abode Meditation Hall

Aug 28 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

$20

Fri
10:00am

Preschool Story Hour

Chatham Public Library

Aug 29 - 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

Aug 29 - 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!

Aug 29 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fri
12:00pm

Wine Tasting

At the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Voted the Capital Region's Best Local Winery

Aug 29 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Fri
4:00pm

Chatham Farmers Market 2014

Come on Fridays to buy farm fresh and direct from our local farmers. Enjoy delicious prepared foods, good music, and a relaxing evening with your community…

Chatham Real Food Market

Aug 29 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Fri
6:30pm

Family Movie Night

Join us for a free screening of a current movie suitable for the whole family.  Popcorn provided!  Please call for title.

New Lebanon Library

Aug 29 - 6:30pm to 8:00am

Free. Donations to the library are always appreciated.

Fri
8:00pm

Parsons Dance: Introduction, Bachiana, Caught and other work

PS21 is delighted to welcome Parsons Dance to its ninth season at the Tent. New works will include Introduction as well as Bachiana, Caught and other work.

Aug 29 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

$40/$35 members/$25 students 18 and under