Memoirs of May 10, 2022 | Local announcements

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GERMANTOWN – The American Legion of Columbia County will meet at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at Jennings-Willet American Legion Post 346, 1154 Woods Road, Germantown. For instructions or if you are interested in becoming a member of the American Legion, call Jeff at 518-672-4757.

GERMANTOWN – The Germantown Garden Club will meet at noon on May 10 in the Hover Room of the Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road., Germantown. This month’s program will include a presentation on “Plants as Inspiration for Artistic Expression” by Brece Honeycutt. This program will focus on nature and its link with different artistic mediums such as writing and works in two or three dimensions. She will give a lecture on plants as a source of inspiration for historical artists. Questions and answers will follow. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Fran Bufi at 518-537-4868.

CASTLETON — The Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene Counties Cooperative Educational Services Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in person at the Administration Building Conference Center. This meeting will allow virtual participation for any public and board members wishing to join via the Zoom link provided on the Questar III Board of Directors webpage at -education/meeting-agendas-minutes/ .

DELMAR – QUILT Inc. will meet at 9:45 a.m. May 13 at Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar and via Zoom. We will be holding a general meeting and member Helen Ernst will demonstrate EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8), a computerized quilt design program. 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. Visitors are welcome. This will be an experimental in-person/virtual meeting hybrid. Visit for details.)

ALBANY – The Mendelssohn Club of Albany will perform its traditional spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the historic Chancellor’s Hall of the New York State Education Building, 88 Washington Ave., Albany. Jason Dashew will make his concert debut as the new bandleader of the Mendelssohn Club. The theme for the evening is “A Night of Romance”, and the concert will feature a wide range of music from Renaissance to rock eras and everything in between. To help celebrate the arrival of spring, the Williams College Octet will join the club as a special guest. Tickets for the concert are available in advance or at the door for $22. To purchase tickets in advance, contact [email protected] for more information. The entrance to Chancellor’s Hall is located near the corner of North Hawk Street and Washington Avenue. Covered parking is available one block from the State Education Building.

ALBANY — The annual Hagia Sophia Greek Festival will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 13; 12pm-10pm on May 14; and from noon to 6 p.m. May 15 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany. Daily admission is $5; children under 12 are free. Greek festival activities include continuous live Greek music and Greek dancers in native costumes; “E Kouzina” – Casual dining room offering authentic homemade Greek dishes; Greek pastry; Food shops under the tent; Souvenir and jewelry shops; Church visits and more. There will be a continuous shuttle available for additional FREE parking at the Disability Services Center, 314 So. Manning Boulevard, Albany.

CHATHAM – Columbia NE Repair Cafe will repair clothing, lamps, small motors and small appliances, power tools, knife sharpening, ceramic jewelry free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14 at the service of Chatham Fire, 2 Hoffman St., Chatham. Registration is recommended and can be done by contacting Wendy Dwyer at [email protected]

WEST SAND LAKE — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener will hold his “Garden Hand Tool Sale” on May 14. A wide selection of soft-use garden tools, new spear-point shovels and CobraHead weeders, unique plant containers, glittering glass garden totems, English stone planters and other garden delights await you. proposed. This sale is in conjunction with the larger Garden Faire organized by the Sand Lake Garden Club. Sales begin at 8 a.m., rain or shine, at Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake. For more information about Extension’s gardening programs, visit or contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or [email protected]

GERMANTOWN — The Germantown Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14 at Palatine Park in Germantown. Locally grown nursery stock will be available for purchase. Plant selections include annual flowers, perennials, vegetables and herbs. The club will also be offering a gardening tag sale and a delicious bake sale. Arrive early, as the most sought-after plants sell out quickly. Funds raised at this event support the club’s Germantown High School Scholarship Fund and other important city donations and projects that the club provides. For more information, call Irène Clum at 518-537-4793.

COPAKE – The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Copake, will host a Library Explorers, Nanotechnology program, from 1 to 2 p.m. on May 14. Find out how the little things around us make a big difference. Through hands-on activities, students will observe and learn how things at the nanoscale act in unexpected ways, and how these differences are exploited by scientists and engineers to create fascinating technology. This Library Explorers program, presented by the Museum of Science and Industry, is aimed at elementary school children. For more information on hours and events, call 518-325-4101.

RHINEBECK — Up In One Productions announces open auditions for the musical CURTAINS at 1 p.m. May 14 and 7 p.m. May 15; encores at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Center for the Performing Arts, Route 308 in Rhinebeck. For more information and audition requirements,

KINGSTON — The Senate House, 296 Fair St., Kingston, will host Happy New Year: Starting a New Growing Season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14. Ulster County beekeepers will demonstrate beekeeping, there will be sheep shearing with Fred DePaul, and local cooking with Brittany Belz. The 3rd Ulster Militia Unit will also be on hand to show camp life in the 18th century. Planting in the herb and vegetable gardens will also begin. Colonial crafts and games will also be available. Guided tours of the Senate will be offered every half hour until 4:00 p.m. at a cost of $7 per adult and $5 per senior. All outdoor activities are free. For more information, call the site at 845-338-2786.

SELKIRK – Bethlehem Grange 137, 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, will serve a goulash dinner from 3-6 p.m. on May 16. Dinner includes goulash with green salad, roll/butter and dessert for $14. Pick up dinner at Bethlehem Grange. Reserve dinner by calling Carol Carpenter at 518-421-1384. Make sure the phone number is displayed to receive a confirmation phone call. Book your dinners before May 15.

HUDSON – The scale located at the Columbia County Solid Waste Station at 51 Newman Road in Hudson will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on May 18 due to NYS scale recertification. If you need to use the scale on this date, do not hesitate to contact the administrative office at 518-828-2737 to confirm its reopening.

COLONY — The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie will perform the fourth concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Mark Cornell Auditorium, Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd., Colonie. The concert is free to the public (as always!) and donations will be accepted for the next season. Come join us for an evening filled with Oscar music. Selections include Colonel Bogey, Mary Poppins, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

HUDSON – The Hudson Area Library History Room, in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, presents Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York, a author talk by Andrea Mosterman 6-7:30 p.m. May 20 in the Library Community Room, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. Masks are mandatory to attend. AQ&A will follow the book discussion and author reading and there will be copies available for purchase and signing. For information, call 518-828-1792.

OLD CHATHAM – A screening of “All of Us” will take place at 7 p.m. on May 21 at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, opposite Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. We will not have a potluck. SYNOPSIS What if, far from the tensions around questions of identity and fear of the other, we had found other realities? What if we had stories to tell of daring citizens who, with a strong desire to bring people of different beliefs together, have found ways to reinvent the family, education, social relations, culture, work. .. and did so despite existing difficulties and frictions? What if, thanks to these testimonies, collected from all over the world, we could begin to see emerge what could be the multi-identity and yet harmonious world of tomorrow? What if we all took part? Admission is free and open to the public. A moderated discussion will follow. There will be refreshments. For information, call 518-610-3735. For directions,

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