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Ten Things to do in October

See a Show

The award winning company, The Two of Us Productions, is finishing their very well received production of the acclaimed Broadway musical drama, next to normal, which runs through this weekend on October 16th, 17th & October 18th at the Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills. this coming weekend, October 16-18.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $14 for students and seniors and $12 for groups and families.  For advance reservations visit or call 866-811-4111 or 518-758-1648.  For directions and parking go to the website, and click on next to normal.

The Ghent Playhouse presents Little Shop of Horrors, October 16 – 25.  What do you feed a plant that promises to make all your dreams come true?  Mix up a batch of rock and roll, comedy and Motown.  Add some horror, doo-wop and crazy characters.  Finish the zany concoction with infectious songs and gallons of blood.  What could possibly go wrong?  To purchase tickets visit their website at

Enjoy a Concert

The Concert Series at Camphill Ghent will begin its Fall 2015 season on Saturday, October 17 at 3 p.m. with two masterpieces for winds and piano in a performance titled, “Autumn Winds” in the Culture Hall, 2542 State Route 66 here.  Ticket prices are $25 for adults; $20 for seniors ages 55 and older; $5 for students and $45 for a family. A new season subscription package is available featuring six concerts for the price of five, adults$125, seniors $100. For reservations, call (518) 392-2760 or go to for a complete description of the concert season. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door the day of the concert. A reception with the artists will follow the performance in the Culture Hall.

Moveable Feast to Benefit Hudson Opera House

Movable Feast on Saturday, October 17 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Hudson Opera House for Wine & Hors d’oeuvres.  It is a wonderful evening of drinks and dining in some  of Hudson’s most beautiful homes and shops to benefit the Hudson Opera House.  Seating is limited, advanced reservations are required.  For more information visit

Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain

Oktoberfest continues at Hunter Mountain October 17 & 18 with Wine Tasting and Farmer’s Market.  Local wineries, farms and artisans come to the mountain to celebrate the last weekend of Oktoberfest.  This particular weekend will also feature a Freestyle (FMX) show from MONSTER rider Keith Sayers and his team.  For more information visit

Annual Pumpkin Walk

The Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc. present the 9th Annual Pumpkin Walk at Columbia-Greene Community College on October 17.  Family Fun begins at 4:00 pm and the Pumpkin Walk begins at 6:00 pm.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door.  For advance ticket purchase call 518-828-4619 ext. 315 or 302.

Open Public Day at Equine Advocates

Saturday, October 17.  Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary.  OPEN PUBLIC DAY. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Located at 3212 State Route 66. Just 2 miles north of the village of Chatham.  Come spend a few hours walking around and meeting our 84 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, most of whom were rescued from slaughter, abuse and/or neglect. All are now happily enjoying their new life at the sanctuary. Please feel free to picnic at our pond which is one of the most beautiful and serene spots at the sanctuary. We have graphics posted at each paddock so you can learn about where each animal came from and why they needed to be rescued. This helps make your visit a much more personal and educational experience. Please note that all visitors will need to sign a release form upon arrival. Sorry no pets allowed. There is no charge, but we surely do appreciate donations!   Equine Advocates is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the protection of horses, ponies, donkeys & mules.


FilmColumbia is a weeklong festival October 19 -25 dedicated to showing world-class independent and international films right on Main Street in Chatham.  Hosted by Chatham Film Club, the festival consistently offers its audiences early looks at films that go on to win critical approval and awards such as last year’s Birdman and The Imitation Games.  FilmColumbia gives film patrons in the Hudson Valley the inside track on front-runners months before they are released to general audiences.  Films are shown at the historic Crandell Theatre, Morris in Chatham, Hudson Lodge and the Hudson Opera House in Hudson.  For more detailed information about FilmColumbia visit their website at

Mystery Dinner Show

Celebrate Halloween with comedy dinner theater to die for! at the Vanderbilt House in Philmont on Wednesday, October 21.  A Wedding in Transylvania, Mystery Dinner Show.   6:00 – 7:00 pm Cocktail Hour/Cash Bar and 7:00 pm three course dinner & Show.  $50/per person.  To make a reservation call 518-672-9993.

Learn to Eliminate Stress

The Melt Method on October 24 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm at Bodhi Holistic Spa & Yoga located at 543 Warren Street in Hudson.  Melt Method is all-levels workshop will use specialized soft body rollers and small MELT hand and foot treatment balls to stimulate 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 stain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance and keep your whole body felling great at any age.  Space is limited.  For more information or to make a reservation visit

Pet Costume Parade and Festival

On Saturday, October 24 the United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties will have a 2nd Annual “Mystic Krewe of Barkus Pet Costume Parade/Festival”.  Parade line-up is at 10:00 am at the 7th Street Park and you will “roll” down Warren Street at 11:00 am.  The party and prizes will be at Promenade Hill Park just outside the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Building located at 1 North Front Street in Hudson at 12:00 pm.  It is free to participate in the parade and only $15 to compete for prizes.  To register visit

Ghostly Gallop

Run for the LIBRARY!  Now in its 15th year, the Ghostly Gallop is pumping up the volume!  The 5K run/walk, held on Sunday, October 25th, is now certified by USA Track & Field and will include chip timing by Green Leaf Racing.  A new course has been laid out, too!  Kids are welcome for a 1-mile fun run with everyone starting from Hudson High School.  Advance registration is encouraged.  This is a benefit for the Hudson Area Library so break out those running (or walking) shoes and get ready!  Register online at

Zombie Tag

Zombie Tag 2015 presented by Our Community Cares is coming to Chatham on Sunday, October 25th from 1pm to 4pm.  Advance registration is encouraged.  Get ready to run, duck, hide, outwit and outmaneuver your opponents as you take to the streets of Chatham to survive in the most epic race for your life.  It’s part tag, part footrace, part hide & go seek and part zombie apocalypse.  Do you have what it takes to survive the zombies?

Halloween Party at the Greens

Halloween Party at the Greens at Copake Country Club on Friday, October 30 beginning at 8:00 pm.  There will be drink specials, music, food, costume contest and prizes.  Come dressed to kill or else!  For more information call Copake Country Club at 518-325-0019.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival on Halloween, October 31 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm at FarmOn! Foundation’s working farm – Empire Farm at 556 Empire Road in Copake.  An experiential daytime family affair featuring harvest and Halloween fun with meet your farmer opportunities connecting families with their food choices and sources in an interactive day of music and family focused events. Kids of all ages enjoy a Halloween costume contest, little farmer activities, educational games, harvest taste test, hayrides, live animals, local food and libations, CSA sign ups, and much more.  Cost is $20 donation per adult and kids 12 & under are free.  For more information visit FarmOn! Foundation website at




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