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10 Things to do in July 2012

Peoples Parade in Kinderhook Village

On Wednesday, July 4 Kinderhook wants you and your patriotic spirit! Decorate your car, stoller, wagon, garden tractor, etc…Anything that you can push, pull or ride. Decorate it with good old American Pride! Wear yoru best red, white and blue. Not up for marching, bring a chair, relax and watch. Patriots of all ages are welcome. Parade kicks off at 11:00 am at the park on Rothermel Lane and ends in the Village Square. Sponsored by KBPA. For more information about them, visit their website at

First Fridays in Chatham

July 6th, 5-7 pm. – Resounding With Music – CABA’s July First Friday is the time to toot your own horn! Do you play an instrument? Are you in a band? Do you belong to a drumming circle? Is your voice American-Idol worthy? Can you tap your foot? Share your gift with the Village for this First Friday event. Make a little music, shop locally, explore Chatham’s galleries and then dine at a quality Chatham restaurant. Contact Paul Reed at High End Sound to register and for more information. (

See a Show

MacHaydn Theatre presents Legally Blonde from July 5-8, 11-15, 18-22. OMG, OMG, OMG You Guys! When a Valley Girl gives up shopping to pursue “What You Want” at Harvard Law School (and, of course, a guy) – one song might be “Serious,” but the show is filled with songs, laughs and fun. Three weeks to make this show your BFF! For more information call 518-392-9292 or visit their website at

Enjoy a Night at the Winery

Ahhh, summertime. On July 12 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm it’s time to enjoy warm nights outside, getting the most from the long days. And as day turns to night, what better way to continue the mood than by lighting candles? We consider them as essential to evening ambiance as the right bottle of wine! If you think so too, then join us for this special event where we’ll have a representative from PartyLite here to introduce you to lots of great candles and candle-oriented home decor. I’ve had a sneak preview, and she has a great selection at great prices. Welcome, Cheryl from PartyLite! Additional summer shimmer will also come from jewelry maker Dana Flint, who not only crafts beautiful earrings and other pieces, but stylish – and affordable – stainless steel wine bottle stoppers and wine glass charms. Welcome, Dana! And for those who wonder what’s shimmering in the universe for them, our amazing “winery witch,” Prudence Theriault, will be here doing readings. Welcome (back), Prudence! Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 12, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm for this very fun evening!

The Wild, Wild Woods – Knee High Naturalist Program

The Wild, Wild Woods – Knee High Naturalist Program on Thursday, July 12 10:00am – 11:00amSchor Conservation Area – Pavilion – 58 Shoreview Dr, Canaan. Ages 3 – 6 With Adult Free. When the summer heat gets to be too much, it’s time to take a walk in the cool woods surrounding Jon’s Pond. We’ll search for clues that will help us discover what animals call this place home. Program includes story time, arts & crafts, an educational program, and free play. Event organized by the Columbia Land Conservancy. To register, contact Jenny Brinker at 518.392.5252 ext. 210. or visit their website at

Art Omi Open Weekend

Art Omi will host an Open Weekend July 14-15 located at 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075. Saturday, July 14 at 6:30pm: Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars with live music by Afro-Latin-Carribean band Ten Tumbao. Sunday, July 15 at 11am: Country Brunch. Sunday, July 15 from 1-5: Open Studio Tours for free. Dinner tickets $75 per person. Brunch tickets $40 per person. Dinner & Brunch tickets $100. Members receive 10% off. Ask about our artist discount. For more information visit their website at or call 518-392-7611.

Lantern Tour of Lindenwald

On July 14, 21 & 28 there will be Lantern Tour of Lindenwald. See Lindenwald in a whole new light. Take a lantern-lit journey with a park ranger. Tour the president’s home and learn about life after dark in the 19th century from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Reservations are a must! Call 518-758-9689.

2nd Annual Catfish Derby

United Way of Columbia and Greene Counties announces the 2nd Annual Catfish Derby on July 21st hosted by Anglers Marine, Kohl’s, Mid-Hudson Cable, and The Cat 98.5 FM. Registration is $15 (must be registered to win) and the longest fish of the day wins $500.00 cash on the spot! Prizes for age groups, ugliest fishing hat, music and food! Register at, participating Stewart’s Shops, many local shops where night crawlers are sold, or at Anglers Marine in Hudson at the intersection of Rt. 23 and Rt. 31 in Hudson. For information call Brad at 755-2155.

Daytime Comedy Show for Kids

A hilarious, high-energy improv comedy show just for kids opens at PS21 on Friday, July 20 at 11:00 am. Similar in format to the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, this fast-paced, interactive program will feature skits, games, and parodies based on audience suggestions and performed by Walking the dog Theater’s Off Leash! Ensemble. The Tent at PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66 one mile north of the village of Chatham. “The kids will play an integral role in how things unfold,” explained artistic director David Anderson. “Throughout the show the performers will ask the audience to contribute ideas which will lead and motivate the players. Great suggestions make for inspiring sketches and no two shows are ever the same.” Off Leash! Kids is appropriate for ages 10 and up and will be held Friday, July 20 at 11:00 am. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 14 and under. For information or to order tickets, please call 518.392.6121 or visit Tickets will also be available at the door until the show sells out.

13th Annual Blueberry Festival

13th Annual Blueberry Festival will be held on Sunday, July 29 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cost: Adults $6 – under 12 FREE. Sponsored by: Austerlitz Historical Society. Festival is located at Old Austerlitz, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz, NY. Festival features early 19th century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music, entertainment for all ages, and many different vendors and a variety of delicious food. There will be blueberries galore and a blueberry pancake breakfast. RAIN OR SHINE – Festival Admission – Adults $6.00 – under 12 FREE. Breakfast – Adults $7.00 – under 12 $3.00. WE LOVE PETS – HOWEVER OUR INSURANCE DOES NOT ALLOW THEM TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE FESTIVAL. For more information visit their website at or call 518-392-0062.

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