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COPAKE – The Roeliff Jansen Community Library Board of Trustees will meet on April 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Coapek. The Board of Trustees usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month. All sessions are open to the public. For more information, email Tamara Gaskell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. – Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., presents the New England Spring Wildflower Primer online program 4-5:30 p.m. April 20 and April 27. This two-part series on wildflowers presents an overview of the native woodland flora that bloom in the Berkshires in spring. The first presentation discusses the flora in the mixed hardwood, white pine and hemlock forests that cover so much of Berkshire County. The focus of the presentation will be herbaceous wildflowers, but we will also feature some of the trees, shrubs and ferns commonly found in these forest communities. The second presentation will highlight flora growing in rich hardwood forests under a canopy of sugar maple, white ash and basswood. Spring wildflowers are particularly plentiful and diverse in this woodland habitat, and the display will feature many of them alongside trees, shrubs and ferns. nonmembers, $45; Members, $35. For more information, see http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; call 413-298-3926; or email email@example.com.
COPAKE — The Roe Jan Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, presents Exploring Color with Tia 5:30-7:30 pm Thursdays, April 21-May 6. In this series of three workshops, participants will take a look at art and working with color using different mediums and techniques. You learn the language of color. Understanding the basics will lead to a new found confidence in creating your own art. Participants will find the common ground to understand how colors can be used, arranged, coordinated, mixed and related to each other, while having fun! We can live in color if we lose our fear of it. Registration is limited and required, and attendees are expected to attend all three sessions. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
COPAKE – The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, will host Columbia-Greene Workforce NY on April 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Columbia-Greene Workforce and One Stop Career Center offers resources to match job seekers with employers to hire. These resources include workshops on resume writing, using social media, preparing for interviews, transferable skills, goal setting and completing applications. They also have financial support for apprenticeship programs in in-demand occupations such as healthcare, hospitality, truck driving, and trades (carpentry, auto repair). Visit the library and speak to representatives of the Columbia-Greene Workforce to learn more. For more information call 518-325-410,
MELLENVILLE — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a car seat event on April 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mellenville Firehouse, 33 County Route 9, Mellenville, City of Claverack. Parents and carers receive free one-to-one installation guidance and safety training from state-certified child passenger safety technicians.
GERMANTOWN – The Germantown Garden Club will be participating in Germantown’s citywide Earth Day celebrations this year on April 23 at 10:00 a.m. (Palatinate Parsonage). The site is a two acre property consisting of the original vicarage building with several gardens including an herb and flower garden. All levels of experience in horticulture (including beginners and youngsters) are welcome. Activities include weeding gardens, pruning, raking, removing fallen branches, mulching, identifying plants and tagging. Volunteers should bring their own tools and wear appropriate clothing i.e. gloves, work shoes etc.
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. – Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass., Presents Planting Perennials the New Wave Way, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., April 23. Naturalistic perennial plantings are all the rage, but adapting them to smaller gardens can be a challenge. Join artist-gardener Robert Clyde Anderson for an illustrated talk that will clarify the main concepts behind the New Perennial Movement and offer techniques based on his own experience to combine three to five compatible perennials into a living mulch for weed suppression and moisture retention. Specific plant combinations are discussed, as are planting and staging techniques Robert used over several seasons to develop a mature, moist meadow planting. nonmembers, $25; Members, $20. For more information, see http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; call 413-298-3926; or email email@example.com.
ALBANY — Capital District Genealogical Society meets April 23 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is free and will open to the public on April 16th. See www.CapitalDistrictGenealogicalSociety.org under Meetings and Events. There is a limit of 100 people. Marian Smith provides an overview of the US Immigration Service Correspondence Records, 1891-1957, and the US Naturalization Service Correspondence Records, 1906-1946, both of which have become more accessible to researchers in recent years. In addition to describing the different series of files, she will explain all the old (and new!) finding aids that are available to identify and request a specific correspondence file from the National Archives. Correspondence file examples throughout demonstrate the breadth and depth of these rich recording resources.
COPAKE – The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, is hosting a screening of the award-winning 2020 documentary Kiss the Ground in celebration of Earth Day on April 23 at 1:30 p.m. Kiss the Ground explains how regenerative agriculture can help solve the climate crisis by quickly stabilizing the Earth’s climate, restoring lost ecosystems and creating plentiful food supplies. Following the demonstration there will be an opportunity to discuss these important issues. For more information call 518-325-4101.
COPAKE – Children can celebrate Earth Day at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake by making delicious s’mores with a solar powered oven on April 23 from 10:30-11:30 am. Join 4-H Educator Anna Harrod -McGrew for this fun STEM activity. The sun warms the earth, creates weather patterns, and helps plants grow, and humans can actually use the power of the sun as a tool. In this tasty activity, kids will learn how engineers can repurpose the sun’s energy by building a tinfoil-lined cardboard box that uses the sun’s rays to cook delicious s’mores! This program is presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. For more information call 518-325-4101.
HUDSON – Hudson Rocks for Ukraine, April 24, 1:00-4:00 p.m., St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 59 Partision St., Hudson. Donate money for medical aid to Ukraine. The concert features Tommy Stinson, Cowboys in the Campfire, Tony Kieraldo, Foggy Otis, Rick and Marilyn, Brad Berk, Dust Bowl Faerie Duet, The Sweetlife Music Project feat. Carla Page; also a huge community food fair.
CLAVERACK – The Claverack Free Library, 629 Route 23B, Claverack, will host the Armen Donelian Trio on April 24th at 4pm as part of a 5 week festival, Jazz Month. The trio will perform at the Laurie Foundation Gallery, where Dr. Jeff Monkash’s collection of photographs of great jazz musicians entitled “The Jazz I Saw” will be on display March 26-May 7. $10 donation. Seating will be limited. To reserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-851-7120.
COPAKE – The Roeliff Jansen Community Library is hosting a Folk Rock Afternoon with the Kenn Morr Band on April 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hilltop Barn in Roe Jan Park in Copake, off Route 22, directly across from the library. Known for their tight three-part vocal harmonies and fiery interplay of instruments, the band, which includes Kenn Morr on guitar and vocals, Tom Hagymasi on strings, Pat Ryan on melodic bass and Tido Holtcamp on drums, has become a favorite at the outdoor festival developed scene. For more information call 518-325-4101.
GREENPORT – Anshe Emeth Congregation, 240 Joslen Blvd., Greenport, regular Shabbat service will be held on April 29 at 7:00 p.m. It will include a special guest speaker, Robert W. Linville, who will appear in connection with Holocaust Remembrance Day. Linville was educated at Haverford College and later graduated from Columbia University. He has been an adviser to UNDP economic development missions in Ghana and Kyrgyzstan. From 1998 to 2013, Linville was a private attorney in general practice in New York and Massachusetts. Additionally, during those years, he was the public defender for Columbia County and ran a law practice with eight attorneys and four paralegals. After the Shabbat service, Linville will commemorate his late father, who was hired by the United States Treasury Department to track down and locate stolen Nazi assets after World War II.
SAUGERTIES – The Katsbaan Ladies Aid Society is hosting a Yard Sale & Bake Sale at the Katsbaan Reformed Church Hall, 1801 Old Kings Highway, Saugerties on April 29th and 30th from 9am to 3pm rain or shine. Tables full of household items, books, toys, games, jewelry etc and delicious homemade baked goods. Visit the Church’s website at http://www.katsbaanchurch.org.