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Ten Things to do in April

Real estate investing, rehabbing and “flipping” are the topics covered in two workshops

Real estate investing, rehabbing and “flipping” are the topics covered in two workshops sponsored by the Columbia-Greene Board of Realtors on Thursday, April 14 at the CGBR office, 337 Fairview Ave., Hudson.  “Getting Started as a Real Estate Investor,” from 9-noon and “Getting Started as a Property Rehabber and Flipper” takes place 1-4 p.m.  Each class includes the option of 3 continuing education credits for real estate professionals. For participants  seeking CE credits, the cost for each class is $40 for CGBR members, and $50 for non-members. For non-credit participation, the cost is $30 for members; $40 for non-members.  Register with CGBR, 518.828.7871.

Poetry in Other Words
On Friday, April 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Chatham Bookstore.  Dutch, Irish, Danish, French, Chinese, Hungarian, Sanskrit, German, Old English, Greek, Pali, Swedish – we’ve heard all of these and more! Join us for our 5th Annual celebration of poetry in many languages – read, recite, listen to poems from around the world. Free. Refreshments. For more information, call 518.392.3005

Melt Workshop
Bodhi Holistic Spa & Yoga
offers MELT Workshop with Karden on April 16 from 1:30 – 3:00 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.  For more information about Bodhi or to make a reservation visit

Art Workshop
The CCCA is pleased to announce an exciting workshop in the wildly popular art form “Zentangle”, offered at CCCA Gallery located at 209 Warren Street in Hudson from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on three Saturdays, April 16, 23 and 30.  For more inforamtion and to register, please visit or call 518-671-6213.

Open Day at Equine Advocates

Equine Advocates 2016 Open Day on Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Spend a few hours walking around and meeting 86 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.  Most of them have been rescued and now are enjoying their life at the sanctuary.  Please feel free to picnic a the pond which is one of the most beautiful spots at the sanctuary.  Admission is free.  However donations are greatly appreciated!  All visitors will have to sign a release form upon arrival.  No pets allowed.  For more information visit their website at

Skyscape Series: Lyriod Meteor Shower with Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association
Saturday, April 23 at Olana’s Wagon House Education Center at 7:00 pm, Free/Member, $5/Non-Member, Ages 6 and up.  Frederic E. Church painted Aurora Borealis (1865; Smithsonian American Art Museum) following his arctic exploration of the north Atlantic between Labrador and Greenland to sketch icebergs in 1859.  Join Dr. Willie Yee, president, and Joe Macagne, vice president of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association for a presentation and 21st Century exploration of the night sky at Olana.  For more information visit

Afternoon Tea & Fundraiser
On Sunday, April 24 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  This fun and fashionable event is a benefit for the Taconic Hills Elementary School’s “Backpack Program” through the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY, as well as for “C.A.N.” (Churches Assisting Neighbors).   You will enjoy teas and goodies from Verdigris Tea Shop, try your luck at numerous raffles, and best of all: enjoy a spectacular FASHION SHOW featuring local models wearing selections from Mirror Mirror Clothing Shop!  Tickets can be obtained at Mirror Mirror for $12 ahead of time, or $15 at the door.   Any questions? Call me at 518-325-4000!  Event will take place at Copake Community Park located at 230 Mountain View Road in Copake.

How AIDS made The New York Times a Better Newspaper
On April 30th, co-authors Samuel G. Freedman and Kerry Donahue will speak about their book, Dying Words, The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz and How It Transformed The New York Times. Freedman, an award-winning journalist who currently writes a religion column for The Times was mentored by Schmalz.  Donahue is the director of Radio Programming at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  She has produced an audio documentary on Schmalz’ influence.  This event will be held at 4pm in the Community Room of the NEW Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th Street.  This reading and book signing is being presented in collaboration with the Alliance for Positive Health and is occurring in conjunction with Dining Out for Life (  For more information go to

“…..and ALL THAT JAZZ!”

The Two of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County, NY, is pleased to present CHICAGO, The Musical.  This Broadway hit is a saucy mix of finger snappin’ music, sly humor, and Bob Fosse’s eye catching choreography, all backed up by a live orchestra in this full throated production by The Two of Us Productions.  CHICAGO, The musical is being presented from April 29 through May 8 in the well-equipped Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills in Craryville.  Performances are 2 weekends only, April 29, 30 and May 1 and May 6, 7 & 8.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 3:00 pm.  Tickets are $20/adults, $14/students & seniors and $12/groups & families.  For advance reservations visit or call 1-866-811-4111 or 518-758-1648.  Make your reservations early for the best seats on the date you wish!

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