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10 Things to Do in March

The House, A Puppet Show

The House, A Puppet Show for adults and children at the Hudson Opera House on Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 pm. If you thought puppets were just for children, think again.  Award-winning Danish puppeteer Sofie Krog, together with Spanish puppeteer David Faraco, have created an ensemble of weird and wonderful puppets, all united by the story of The House, a character in itself.  For this house is no ordinary house.  With its very own disembodied voice it tells the story of the family that runs a funeral home.  Admission: $18/adults, $10/children.  Appropriate for ages 12 and up.  For more information about the Hudson Opera House, visit their website at www.hudsonoperahouse.org.

Brunch for Habitat

Singer-songwriter Jim Wann will perform at the March 2nd Brunch for Habitat at the Blue Plate in Chatham.  The event, which benefits the programs of Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, will begin at 11 a.m. and wrap up around 1 p.m. Tickets are $35, and reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations and information, call 518-828-0892 or visit www.columbiacountyhabitat.org.

Annual Toy & Train Show

33rd Annual Toy & Train Show on Sunday, March 2 at Columbia-Greene Community College from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  The show takes place in the Gymnasium and Student Dining Hall.  Admission: $3/adults, Free/6 & under
For more information on Columbia-Greene Community College visit their website at www.sunycgcc.edu.

Full Worm Moon

On Friday, March 14 at 6:30 pm there will be a Full Worm Moon walk at the Greenport Conservation Area. Come and enjoy great views of the Hudson River while you find out why this month’s moon is called a ‘Worm Full Moon.’ Please, make sure you have plenty of layers and warm clothing.  Feel free to bring a flashlight.  For more information about the Columbia Land Conservancy, visit their website at www.clctrust.org.

Farm Film Fest

The Chatham Agricultural Partnership, the Chatham Film Club, and the Columbia Land Conservancy all co-sponsor the Farm Film Fest at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham. The event is March 16th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Admission is free, but we ask for a donation to the Chatham Silent Food Pantry.  Information is available at:  http://chathamkeepfarming.org/.

Be Entertained

The Ghent Playhouse presents “How the Other Half Loves” beginning March 21 – April 6.  What do you get when you juggle three couples, one affair and two dinner parties?  The answer is uncovered in this wickedly funny yet truthfully painful stab at fidelity, deceit, adultery and a few more things that make up a (sometimes!) happy marriage!  Admission: $18/adults, $10/students.  For more information about tickets and/or show dates and times call 800-838-3006 or visit www.ghentplayhouse.org.

Spring Fling Weekend at the Hudson-Chatham Winery

Celebrate the official beginning of spring on the weekend of March 21, 22, and 23. The winery will be releasing its 2012 Chelois, a Pinot Noir-type wine made from French hybrid grapes grown in Athens, NY. It’s a small-batch wine that’s gotten rave reviews in the past, and is on the wine list at the St. Andrews restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America. We’ll also have daily specials in honor of spring. For more information about the Hudson-Chatham Winery, visit www.hudson-chathamwinery.com.

Helsinki on Broadway Series

Two time Tony Award winning Broadway legend and extraordinary opera and symphony concert soloist Judy Kaye will open the 2014 Helsinki on Broadway Cabaret Series on March 22 at 8:00 pm with an all new act.  An Evening with Lenny and Steve.  A musical celebration of the iconic American composers Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.  Having worked with both these extraordinary artists, Judy will share humorous anecdotes and personal reminiscences along with her own take on her favorite songs from these giants of the American Musical Theatre.  For more information about Helsinki Hudson call 518-828-4800 or visit their website at www.helsinkihudson.com.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret

Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers on Saturday, March 29 at 9:00 pm at Helsinki Hudson.  These adult only shows will feature a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns.  Adults only

Check out Omi International

Looking to get outside, get some fresh air and exercise, you can do that at Omi International Arts Center.  There you can snowshoe and cross country ski around The Fields Sculpture Park.  When your exhausted and want something to eat or drink you can check out their Café.  For more information on Omi International Arts Center visit their website at www.artomi.org.

To submit an event for the April 10 Things, please email akneller@columbiachamber-ny.com.

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