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RED HOOK – The Hudson Valley Stamptrotters hold their monthly auction on September 22 at Red Hook VFW, 30 Elizabeth St., Red Hook. Posting and viewing at 7:00 p.m. Bidding begins at 7:15 p.m. Have a collection or accumulation of stamps you no longer want? Call the club. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 845-246-0369 or text 845-631-9837.
HUDSON — The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA will host an open house and adoption day from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 24. During the open house, all adoption fees will be waived (free). There will be hot dogs, vegetarian dogs and free refreshments. The open house will also be the last opportunity to purchase chances for the Shelter Sweeps, which give participants the chance to win three fantastic prize packages, including a Simplicity riding mower/tractor package, a Weber Grill package and a Gideon Putnam. For more details on the Shelter Sweeps, visit the shelter’s website at cghs.org. For families interested in adopting at Open House, we encourage all potential adopters to get pre-approved for adoptions by visiting our website, completing the adoption application and submitting it online. You can also feel free to call us at 518-828-6044.
HUDSON – FASNY will host the Bob McKinney Memorial Fire Prevention Event: Dalmation Day 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 24 at FASNY, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson. Free entry. Festivities will include Meet & Greet Live Dalmatians; Games with prizes for children; Dalmatian-themed craft projects; Juggling show by Joshua J. Superstar; Interactive tours of the safe house; Puppet show and more. All activities are free and free admission to the Museum will also be offered during the event. Reservations are not required.
ALBANY – The Capital District Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Sept. 24 via Zoom. Registration is free and will be open to the public on September 16. See www.CapitalDistrictGenealogicalSociety.org]www.CapitalDistrictGenealogicalSociety.org under meetings and events. There is a limit of 100 people. Members of the CDGS Write Your Family History group worked with writing coach Paul Lamar to create engaging stories from their family history research. As genealogists, we know that the real point of doing our digs is to bring our ancestors back to life – to put meat on the bones of a skeleton. Paul will host a program featuring some of the group’s writers sharing a selection of their best stories. Come hear the stories of fascinating people and be inspired to join us and write your own.
ALBANY – The Tech Valley High School Board will open its reorganization and regular meeting at 6:20 p.m. on September 29 at 246 Tricentennial Drive, Albany and hold a public hearing to hear comments on the Board’s Policy 5000 Valley High School, Student Code of Conduct. The Notice of Hearing was published on the website, by email and published in the official journals of Questar III BOCES and Capital Region BOCES. There is no change to the code of conduct. Comments may also be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 5:20 p.m. on September 29.
COXSACKIE – The Bronck Museum, 90 County Highway 42, Coxsackie, Heritage Craft, Food and Beverage Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 2. In addition to heritage artisans, there will be brewers, distillers, winemakers and all sorts of heritage food and drink purveyors. Beneath the porches, tucked next to the barns and spread across the lawns, artisans will offer all sorts of traditional handicrafts for sale. Visit artisans offering a variety of hand-knit, hand-sewn and quilted items, hand-spun knitting wool, spiced candles, handmade teddy bears, pottery and more Again. Buy local maple syrup, honey products and homemade jams. Buy wonderful things for your home or unique Christmas gifts. Stop under the oak trees on the South Lawn to chat with Pieter Bronck himself and try the potent drink he concocted over three hundred years ago. Stroll along the old King’s Road to visit the quirky thirteen-sided hay barn on the farm and the exhibits in the Bronck Barracks. Place your bids in the Silent Auction, then rest for a while and enjoy bluegrass and American country music performed by Running the River. Admission to this event is free and takes place rain or shine. For information, contact the Bronck Museum at 518-731-6490 or visit ghistory.org.
ATHENS — The City of Athens will hold budget workshops at 7 p.m. on October 5 and 13 at the Community Center, 2 First St., Athens.
CATSKILL – The Catskill Elks Lodge, 45 North Jefferson Ave., Catskill, will serve barbecue chicken from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 6, pickup only. The menu includes half a chicken, baked potato, corn coleslaw and dessert. Tickets are $15. Must pre-order by September 30 by calling Brenda at 518-945-1179.
CATSKILL – The First Reformed Church of Catskill, 310 Main St., Catskill, will hold its annual fall charity auction from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 7 and from 9 a.m. to noon on October 8. There will be tons of items available. Clothing for children and adults, DVDs, home goods, books, jewelry and more.
HAINES FALLS – The Mountain Top Historical Society is hosting Hike Fest 2022 on October 8. Join the Mountain Top Historical Society in the forest for the Catskills Lark in the Park event. Hikes and walks to several destinations. See MTHS.org/events for more details. For more information, email [email protected] or call 518-589-6657.
SAUGERTIES – The Katsbaan Ladies Aid Society will be sponsoring a sale of books, chili, soup and pie, as well as holiday items, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 7 and 8 in the Katsbaan Reformed Church Hall , 1801 Old Kings Highway in Saugerties. Tables filled with books for adults and children; our ever-popular House Chili by the Pint (beef or vegetarian); homemade soups by the litre; homemade pies and other homemade sweets; New and gently used Halloween and Christmas items.
HAINES FALLS – The third annual community reading of Rip Van Winkle of Washington Irving will be held at 2 p.m. on October 9 at the Muntain Top Historical Society, Ulster & Delaware Train Station, 5132 Route 23A, Haines Falls. Readers are sought; email [email protected] to register as a reader.
DELMAR – QUILT Inc. will meet at 9:45 a.m. on October 14 at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar. QUILT Inc. is a non-profit quilt guild interested in learning more about the art of quilt making. Members live in the Capital Region and surrounding communities. All levels of quilters are welcome. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month from September to June. For the October meeting, a brief business meeting begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by a talk and a Trunk Show by Marianne Hatton. Everyone is welcome. Visit https://www.quiltinc.org/ for more details.
CATSKILL – The Catskill Elks Lodge is hosting a Turning Stone bus trip on October 20. The bus will leave at 7:30 am from the lodge. Cost is $40 for transportation, continental breakfast, bingo OR slot bonus and food voucher. Book your seats by October 14 at the latest; call Emilie at 518-610-3634.