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April 10 Things to Do

Guided Full Pink Moon WalkThe Columbia Land Conservancy invites you to a guided full moon walk on   Saturday, April 4th, at 7:00pm at their Greenport Conservation Area, 319   Joslen Boulevard, Greenport, NY. Wild ground phlox, aka pink moss, lends its   name to this month’s full moon, heralding spring’s arrival. The sweeping   moonlit fields of Greenport Conservation Area and the distant silhouette of   the Catskill Mountains will be a wonderful setting to welcome spring’s first   full moon. Please dress in layers, and feel free to bring a flashlight.   Registration is strongly encouraged:

Ringing “Bells   Across the Land:  A Nation Remembers Appomattox”

Join the Town of Hillsdale and the National Park Service Ringing “Bells   Across the Land:  A Nation Remembers Appomattox” on April 9 at 3:00   pm.  All are invited to the Hillsdale event which includes a   presentation of a wreath, brief remarks and bell ringing. In conjunction with   observations in Virginia at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park,   Hillsdale and communities across the nation will join in this commemoration.   Bells will ring first at Appomattox at 3:00 p.m. on April 9, 2015. The   ringing will coincide with the moment the historic meeting between Grant and   Lee in the McLean House at Appomattox Court House ended. After the   ringing at Appomattox, bells will reverberate across the country.    Churches, temples, schools, city halls, public buildings, historic sites, and   others will ring bells precisely at 3:15 pm for four minutes (each minute   symbolic of a year of war).

Spring Gardening Day

The Master Gardener Volunteers are once again hosting Spring Gardening Day at   Columbia-Greene Community College. Chase away the winter blues and get ready   for spring gardening by attending some of our workshops on April 11 from 8:30   am – 12:30 pm.  Cost is $15 per class or $25 for two classes.    April 5, 2015,Walk Ins welcome subject to class availability.  For a   complete list of class descriptions and a registration form please call   Extension Education Center at 518-828-3346 ext 0 or email Emily Warrington   or visit our website at   where you may obtain more information and a registration form.  This   year they are offering 13, 90 minute classes in two sessions. Class   offerings are: Chickens in the back yard; Beginning farming; Ergonomic   Gardening; Beginning and Not So Beginning Gardening; Vegetable Gardening   2015; Herbs; Backyard Beekeeping: What’s the Buzz; Basic Pruning:   Ornamentals; Looking Into Hydrangeas & Viburnums; No Till/Square Foot Gardens; Insects in the Garden; Invasives and Shade Gardening.

Afternoon Tea and Fashion   Show

Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on Sunday, April 19 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm held   at the Copake Community Center in Copake.  Fashions from the collection   of Mirror Mirror Clothing Shop and Selected Teas provided by Verdigris Tea   & Chocolate Bar.  The proceeds to benefit the Taconic Hills   Elementary School Backpack Program through the Regional Food Bank of   Northeastern New York as well as Community Assisting Neighbors   (C.A.N.).  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the following   locations:  Hillsdale General Store, Mirror Mirror Clothing Shop and   Passifloria.

Enjoy a Pianist

The Adventures in Music Program of the Roeliff Jansen Library, in conjunction   with One Book, One Community/Community Read 2015 is pleased to present a   special performance by pianist Michael Collier on Sunday, April 19th at 5 pm   at the Roeliff-Jansen Library in Hillsdale. The program, a commemoration of   the 100th anniversary of WWI will comprise works by Debussy, Ravel,   Schoenberg, and Stravinsky that were written in the ten years leading up to   the outbreak of the War. Michael will introduce each piece with background on   the political events taking place in Europe at the time and how the world was   tragically drawn into the war that lasted four years and killed 17   million.  Of a performance by Michael Collier, the Buffalo Evening News   wrote, “His playing is remarkably clean – textures carefully sculpted, each   note in its place, each detail in proper perspective. But his technical   command is at all times placed at the service of a controlling intellect that   has considered these works on several levels.”   This concert is   offered free to the public. Donations at the door are encouraged.  For   more information visit their website at

Hudson Gallery Stroll

On Saturday, April 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, the BeLo 3rd organization will   host a gallery stroll – an “open house” event focusing on the many   diverse art/artisan galleries on Warren Street between 3rd and Front Street   in Hudson.  Evening’s events will include several opening night   receptions for the exhibiting artists.  For more information visit

MELT with Karden Rabin

On Saturday, April 18 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, this all-levels   workshop will use specialized soft body rollers and small MELT Hand and   Foot Treatment Balls to simulate the results of massage therapy. Learn   to eliminate stuck stress before it accumulates causing chronic   aches, pains and unwanted signs of aging. Reduce inflammation, ease   chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, enhance athletic   performance and keep your whole body feeling great at any age.    Cost is $30.  To register or find out about more great events visit

Spring Home & Garden   Day

Enjoy a Spring Home & Garden Day on April 18 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in   the Village of Kinderhook.  The keynote speaker is Barbara Pierson   of White Flower Farm.  Throughout the day there will be many different   presenters, Village of Kinderhook House Tours and a mini bazaar.  For a   full schedule of times and any associated costs visit

Spring Concert at Won   Dharma Center

The Broad Street Chamber Players will perform a benefit concert to raise   funds for the Won Dharma Center Scholarship Program on Saturday, April 25   from 5:00 -7:00 pm.  The musicians are Elizabeth Chinery, Flutist; Jay   Shulman, Cellist; and David Smith, Pianist.  A detailed musical program   is available at  A reception   and tour of the Center facilities will follow the performance.    Suggested donation of $40 before April 20th and $50 afterwards.    Please RSVP to WDC Program Director, Karen Rosand at   or by calling 518-851-6517.

Pick It and Paint It

The Painted Piece is now offering two new Pick It and Paint It.  Option   #1 – Bring a piece you found at a garage sale, auction or in your   basement.  It must be small enough to carry in by yourself.  Pick   out a sample pot and learn to paint and wax it.  You will be able to go   home with your completed piece.  Only $99.00.  April 12, April 19,   April 24 or May 17 or Option #2 – Bring a small frame, mirror, or drawer or   door to a large piece and learn how to paint and wax it.  Only   $30.00.  April 15 and April 22.  If interested in signing up   or learning more visit

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