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Ten Things to Do in November

Attend a Book Reading

Fred Scaglione reads and discusses caseworker mystery on Saturday, November 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Fred Scaglione, editor of New York Nonprofit Press will read a discuss his mystery novel, “Home Visit”, which has a caseworker as its lead character. Live at the Chatham Bookstore located at 27 Main Street in Chatham. There will be refreshments. This is a free event. For more information about the reading or the Chatahm Bookstore call 518-392-3005 or visit their website at

Attend an Auction

On Saturday, November 10, the 6th annual silent and live auction will be held at Columbia-Greene Community College in the Professional Academic Center. This year’s event will feature many wonderful items available by silent auction, including jewelry, paintings, hand crafted items, golf and restaurant gift certificates. Preview and Silent Auction at 4:30 pm and the Live Auction (Sponsored by Fingar Insurance) at 6:00 pm. All money raised will go to the Columbia-Greene Community Foundation scholarship fund. Admission is $10.00 includes bidding paddle. There will be a wine bar, signature Cocktail and hors d’ oeuvres by Cascades. For more information visit the college’s website at; or call C-GCF Executive Director Joan Koweek at (518) 828-4181.

Murder Mystery Play: Murder on the Oriental Rug

At Olana on Saturday, November 10 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm join the cast of The Two of Us Productions in a murder mystery play. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Space is limited, please register by preceding Thursday. Raindate: November 17. Cost of tickets is $30/adults, $25/TOP members. Olana State Historic Site is located at 5720 Route 9G in Hudson. For more information or to prchase tickets call 518-828-1872 x 109 or visit their website at

Dinner & a Show

Columbia Arts Team presents Dinner and a show on Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 pm at The Greens Restaurant at Copake Country Club located on Golf Course Road in Copake Lake. Tickets are $45 (includes buffet dinner, dessert and the show). The show will star Carl Seiger – “slight of hand” magician, Donna Barrett – belly dancer, Christina Dellea – Hillsdale pop songstress and more surprises. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation call 518-325-0019. For more information about Columbia Arts Team visit their website at

Annual Holiday Bazaar

The Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack is holding it’s Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. You will find a Yule Booth (handmade decorations), Silent Auction, Trifles and Treasure Table, Good Earth Boutique (wreaths, greens and arrangements), Pantry Shelf (homemade baked goods, jams, relish and more), Basket Booth, Knitting Nook and lunch. There will be ample parking. Reformed Dutch Church is located on Route 9H, 1/4 mile north of the traffic light in Claverack. For more information about the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack visit their website at

Holiday Preview/Open House in Chatham

Chatham Village Merchants will have a Holiday Preview/Open House on Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. There will be bargains, pre-holiday sales, refreshments and a few surprises! Bring a non-perishable food tiem to any of the participating businesses and receive 15% off any regularly priced item. Shop early locally for the holidays and save gas, money and time. For more information on Chatham visit their website at

Bread, Wine & Cheese

The annual Bread, Wine & Cheese event on Saturday, November 17 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Hudson-Chatham Winery. They will host local cheesemakers and bakers to sample and sell their goodies. They are located at 1900 Route 66 in Chatham. For more information about Hudson-Chatham Winery visit their website at

See a Show

The Ghent Playhouse presents “Robin Hood: Fifty Shades of Green” beginning Friday, November 23. Robin Hood and his men have returned to rob the rich and give back to the poor. They rescue Maid Marion and Maude Lynn from the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham and his evil sidekicks with the help of a mysterious hermit. For show dates, times and to purchase tickets call the Ghent Playhouse at 800-838-3006 or visit their website at

Amazing Animals

Sign up for this hands-on presentation by Animal Encounters, LLC on Wednesday, November 28 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Hudson Area Library. Amazing Animals participants will meet a variety of small mammals and reptiles. Species often include such animals as chinchilla, hedgehog, box turtle, bearded dragon, corn snake, rabbit and even a baby alligator. Many of the animals can be touched by the children. Pre-registration is required – please call the Hudson Area Library at 518-828-1792 to sign up! Ages 4 and up are welcome! The Hudson Area Library is located at 400 State Street in Hudson. For more information about them visit their website at

Listen to Music

At Helsinki Hudson on Friday, November 30 at 9:00 pm listen to Joy Kills Sorrow. Their new album, This Unknown Science, their sound reflects a base of time-honored timbres and techniques, reflects a love of indie-rock and new folk. While the crack ensemble playing has made Joy Kills Sorrow proven favorites with the bluegrass circuit, their new emphasis on writing arrangements transcending genres allows them to reach wider audiences. Emma Beaton’s haunting vocals and the band’s rootsy variation on Americana is just as apt to appeal to fans of Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes as committed Stanley Brothers enthusiasts. Helsinki Hudson is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson. For more information or to purchase tickets call 518-828-4800 or visit their website at

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