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: http://clctrust.org/events/339/full-pink-moon/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.ccecolumbiagreene.org 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 www.roejanlibrary.org.
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 www.belo3rd.com.
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 www.bodhiholisticspa.com.
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 www.villageofkinderhook.org.
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 www.wondharmacenter.org. 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 Karen@wondharmacenter.org 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 www.thepaintedpiece.net.
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