Memoirs of March 31, 2022 | Local announcements


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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, shows annuals, tropicals and perennials from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 31. This class is designed to add drama to your gardens with big, bold and beautiful plants using underutilized annuals, seasonal tropicals and hardy perennials that can really make a splash in your garden with oversized foliage effects , lush and spectacular. Tips and techniques will also be covered for creating exuberant and impactful container plantings and groupings for versatile display on patios, decks and poolside. The cost for five classes is $230 for non-members and $210 for members. For more information,; call 413-298-3926; or email [email protected]

HUDSON — The Hudson American Legion, 107 County Route 25, Hudson, will only serve fish fries from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 1-8. Fish, chips and coleslaw for $13. For information, call 518-828-4707,

HUDSON — The Hudson Junior/Senior High School Drama Club presents “Aida: School Edition,” 7:30 p.m. April 1-2; and 2 p.m. on April 3 in the Hudson Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium, 215 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson. Use the event entry. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students/seniors (or free with HCSD courtesy card for seniors, call the district office at 518-828-4360, ext. 2101, for more info) information). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from cast members or in the Jr./Sr. Lycée offices during class hours. Tickets will also be available at the door before each show time.

HUDSON — Columbia-Greene Community College is opening its campus to prospective students and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 2. Criminal Justice, Education, History, Psychology/Sociology, Math/Science and Nursing. Register now at, or call 518-697-6500.

HUDSON – The Hudson Area Library will host the Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes Quartet for a free concert from noon to 1 p.m. on April 2 at the library, 51 North Fifth St., Hudson. Michael Benedict (vibraphone), Jon LeRoy (keyboard), Mike Richmond (bass) and Andy Hearn (drums) will perform straight jazz as well as jazz with Latin influences, including Bossa Nova and Samba. This concert is offered in conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), a music festival held each April in the United States, honoring jazz as an ancient American art form. This event is free and open to the public, and seating is limited. To register, email [email protected] or call 518-828-1792 x101.

KINDERHOOK — The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 3-4.30pm on April 3 at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook. Crafts, snacks, cookie decorating, storytelling and Easter egg hunts in a family setting. Discover the true meaning of Easter. Free and open to all up to the 5th year. For more information, call 518-758-6401 or

GREENPORT – The Republican Women’s Club of Columbia and Rensselaer Counties will host a free Veterans Breakfast from 9-11 a.m. April 7 at The Plaza Diner, 300 Fairview Ave., Greenport to celebrate our veterans. RSVP to [email protected] or by text to 518-567-5551. Veterans are free. Anyone can donate in advance or at the door – PayPal [email protected] or Venmo @RWCCRCNY.

GHENT – Ghent Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will host a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on April 10 at the Ghent Fire Station, 2230 Route 66, Ghent. Adults, $7; children 5-12, $3; free for children under 5, free. Purchase of breakfast is not necessary to visit the Easter Bunny.

DELMAR — QUILT Inc. will meet at 9:45 a.m. on April 8 via Zoom. This will be a general assembly followed by the conference, Modern Dresden – Give a Girl a Wedge with Candyce Grisham. Guests can register to attend this meeting for a nominal fee. See for more information. 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 the second Friday of each month (September through June.)

HERKIMER — Prospective students and families will have the opportunity to learn firsthand why Herkimer College ranks among the top two-year colleges in the nation during the Spring Open House, from noon to 2 p.m. April at Herkimer College Robert McLaughlin College Center. The event will include faculty meet and greets, campus tours, and information about academic programs, support services, financial aid, campus housing, athletics, and campus life. Registration is available online at Walk-ins are also welcome. Additionally, the admissions office is open late every Wednesday until 6 p.m. and once a month on Saturdays. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (315) 574-4028 or email [email protected]

GERMANTOWN – The Germantown Garden Club will meet at noon on April 12 at the Hover Room of the Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road, Germantown. This month’s program will include a program and demonstration called “Get Creative with Containers” with Linda Levitt, Master Gardener Volunteer and board member of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. The club will learn to use containers as accents in the garden. As a refresher, Linda will demonstrate how to plant a container. She will also explain which plants are suitable and where to place the containers for creative effect. The club will also discuss plans for its spring plant sale to be held on May 14, which is a great fundraiser and popular community event. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Fran Bufi at 518-537-4868.

ALBANY – The Society of American Magicians (SAM-2) and The International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM Ring -186) will meet at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 via Zoom. All persons, ages 16 and up, interested in the various aspects of the hobby of magick are invited to attend a joint ZOOM meeting of the Society of American Magicians (SAM -24) and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM Ring-186). For detailed information, visit the SAM website at WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM.

STOCKPORT – The Stockport Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will host a fry fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 15 at Stockport Fire Company 1, 128 County Route 25, Hudson. Dinner includes fish on a roll, fries or sweet potato fries, and coleslaw. The cost is $12. Easter cupcakes will be available for sale. For information and to order, call Sharon at 518-755-7851. Delivery available for large orders.

MELLENVILLE – The Claverack Republican Club will hold its annual free Easter Egg Hunt for all Claverack youth April 1-9, 16 at Claverack City Park, 91 Church St., Mellenville. Doors open at 10 a.m. and hunts start at 11 a.m., rain, snow or shine. Prize baskets are awarded in three age categories: 1-3 years old, 4-6 years old and 7-9 years old, along with additional prizes hidden in eggs all around the fields. The day will also include a visit from the Easter Bunny and free refreshments for adults and children. Participating children are reminded to bring their own baskets or bags to pick up eggs and candies from the grounds. For more information on this and other club-sponsored events, visit

STOCKPORT – The Stockport Volunteer Fire Department will serve a take-out-only chicken barbecue from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 30 at the Stockport Fire Station, 128 County Route 25, Stockport. The menu includes half a chicken, roast potato, coleslaw, cornbread and butter. Chicken dinner is $14. Limited tickets, presale only. For tickets, call Matt Tuczynski at 518-378-0866; message on Facebook or website or contact a member of the fire station.

CHATHAM — St. James Parish, 129 Hudson Ave., Chatham, Treasure & Trifle sale will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 and May 7 and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 in the basement. This sale is for the benefit of a community in Haiti.

GHENT – In Flight Inc. 1351 Route 66, Ghent, will hold a flower fair and flea fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30. Enjoy a variety of vendors, raffles, plant sales and more. Proceeds will go to programs that support adults with developmental disabilities who strive to live independently by teaching life and work skills. For more information on being a seller, contact Jill Rodriquez at 518-267-3070 ext. 143 or email [email protected] To donate a plant, contact Lily Schaub at 518-267-3070 ext. 147 or email [email protected] For more information visit

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