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10 Things to do in February

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Valentine Candy Making at Heirloom Café
On February 7 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Make your loved ones some amazing candy with friends. Also supporting a local charity. Dinner and a glass of Tousey Wine will be served. Have a blast at Heirloom Café. To reserve your spot call 518-537-2988. Cost is $50 per person, gratuity not included.

200 Years of Ghentness
On Saturday February 9th at 4:00 pm the Claverack Free Library will host 200 years of Ghentness. Roads, railroads, hay presses, the county poorhouse, and cows all feature in the story of Claverack’s neighbor to the north. Come hear Town of Ghent Historian Gregg Berninger present a fun, thought-provoking visual romp through Ghent’s 200 years. Bring your questions; stay for refreshments. The Claverack Library is located at 629 Route 23B. For further information see or call 518 851-5667.

Warm Feet, Warm Hands, Warm Heart, Winter Sock and Stretch Knitting Retreat
Thursday, February 7 to Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at the Won Dharma Center, 361 Route 23, Claverack. Join Claudia Kusniski of Countrywool for this annual retreat. Never made socks before? No worries, we suggest Dutch Socks. Knit with bulky worsted weight wool, these socks are GREAT for wearing around the house. Kits, and knitting needles/notions you might need, will be available for purchase at the retreat. We’ll get you started and keep you going . For more information, or to register, please visit:

Book and Bake Sale
The Friends of Hudson Area Library are hosting a Book and Bake Sale at the library Saturday, February 9, 10am-3pm & Sunday, February 10, 1-3:30pm. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event.

Parents Night Out
On February 9 5:30-8:30, 2019 at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St. Free child care for kids 3 and older with dinner provided. Fun evening of age appropriate crafts, story-time and movie in a safe and nurturing environment. Preregistration required. For information and to register call 518-758-6401.
“Oakdale Past & Future”
Originally shown in the Beach House during the First Annual Oakdale Picnic this past summer, will be an expanded exhibit at the Hudson Area Library. Includes historic items featuring the history of Oakdale Lake, as well as Columbia University’s Hudson Valley Initiative (HVI) final Oakdale design concept after a season of community input.The opening is Thursday, February 7, 6-7:30pm and it will be on view through March 31. This exhibition is a collaboration of Friends of Oakdale Lake, Friends of Hudson Youth, HVI and the library.

Valentine’s Bakery Pop Up
Delightful Bites by Nina will be at the Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage tasting room on Sunday, February 10. For more information visit

Valentine’s Day at Mexican Radio
Join Mexican Radio for a Very Veggie/Vegan Valentine’s Day! Impress your veg-friendly sweethearts and friends with our heartfelt special menus and tequila flights! Make your reservation now in Hudson at 518-828-7770. For more information visit their website at

Eat, Sleep, Jazz and Repeat!
The Hudson Jazz Festival , February 15-17 treats jazz aficionados and world music fans to a banquet of masterful artists playing music from around the globe. Check out the full line up here.

Pineapple Party
On Saturday, February 16 at Hudson Brewing Co. A Winter Thaw Luau. Pig Roast by Wildfire Food Truck, Music by Kacey and Paul and Pineapple Cider and Pineapple Cocktails. Tiki attire is encouraged! All food proceeds go tot the Hudson Police Department Scholarship Fund. Hudson Brewing is located at 99 S. 3rd Street in Hudson. For more information visit

Village of Chatham 150 Year Celebration Kick-Off Party
On Friday February 15th from 5:30-7:30 The Friends of the Tracy invite you to come enjoy a kick-off party to start the Village of Chatham’s 150 year celebration! The event will take place at the Tracy Memorial building in the Village of Chatham and will feature delicious foods from local restaurants, and wine and beer for purchase. There will be a free raffle for a basket of items donated by local shops valued at $350! There will also be two optional history presentations put on by a local historian using fascinating photo’s that give us a glimpse of what life used to be like in the Village of Chatham. You won’t want to miss it! We hope to see you there! For more information please feel free to contact Lauren Kneller at

Terms of Endearment adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon & based on the movie screen play by James L. Brooks & novel by Larry McMurtry. Presented by The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, in collaboration with The Copake Grange. February 15th through February 24th, 2019. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 3:00 pm. The Theater at The Grange, located at The Copake Grange on Empire Road in downtown Copake NY. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students & seniors, and $12 for groups & families. For advance reservations visit or call 518-329-6293. Make your reservations early to get the performance date you want!

Hawthorne Valley’s Institute for Mindful Agriculture
An initiative that focuses on the challenges surrounding the future of food and agriculture, is offering a winter workshop, “Agriculture as the Heart of Environmentalism: Belonging to the Earth, the Soil, Each Other,” from Thursday evening, February 21st, through noon on Saturday, February 23rd, at Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, NY. For more detailed information visit

Learn from the best! Come join Verdigris Tea’s founder and tea expert extraordinaire, Kim Bach, as she teaches the basics of tea – its origin, harvesting, import, and, most importantly, preparation and taste. Sat. Feb. 23rd – 5-7pm – Indian Teas, Sat. Mar. 23rd – 5-7pm – South African Teas and Sat. April 20th – 5-7pm – Japanese Teas. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED Each class will include cupping techniques – the standard way to sample teas professionally. Participants will be led through the process of looking at teas both dry and wet, using the senses to analyze the tea and finally, observing how to brew the leaves properly, then tasting the result. Also included will be a discussion of regional characteristics, history and tips on how to select the best that region has to offer. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IN-STORE EVENT. The fee is $50.00 for all three classes or $20.00 per class. Payable in advance. As part of the entry fee, each class member will receive 3 1-oz. packets of the evening’s featured teas AND a 10% discount on any purchases made that evening. Register now by calling 518.828.3139.

Concerts in the Village
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Kinderhook Reformed Church – Beauty! Texture! Emotion! – 1840 -1940. Vocal and orchestral music from France – Berlioz, Dupazrc, Chausson, Debussy, Canteloube, Ravel and Milhaud. Broad Street Orchestra and from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program, Addie Rose – Soprano, SeolAh Yoo – Soprano, Hailey McAvoy – Mezzo-soprano, Sun-Ly Pierce – Mezzo-soprano, Brad Testerman – Baritone, David Smith, Artistic Director and Conductor and Noah Palmer – Assistant Conductor. Kinderhook Reformed Church is locacted at 21 Broad Street in Kinderhook. Contribution – $20. Reception to follow. Handicapped accessible. For more information and/or to make a reservation visit their website at

Celebration of Children’s Books
In culmination of Hudson Area Library’s month long celebration of children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. “I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan” will be screened at the library, Thursday, February 28, 5-7pm. This documentary explores how Bryan has used art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. Families and youth of all ages are welcome. Refreshments, including fresh popcorn, will be served.
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