Free Escape Room Adventure at Hudson Area Library, Oct 14

The winning team of Altered Zone NY’s June edition. Photo courtesy of the Hudson Area Library.

The Hudson Area Library is hosting a Free Escape Room Adventure on Monday, October 14th. After the immense popularity of the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council’s escape room escapade this past June, Altered Zone NY, the council will host another opportunity for members of the community to get in on the “getting-out” fun.

The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, NY. A team is chosen to make first contact, and to craft a peace treaty with the “Visitors.” Unfortunately, due to a mistranslation during talks, the team is imprisoned and now war with the Visitors is imminent! Trapped in an alien crater, the team has only 15 minutes to escape, fix their mistake, and warn everyone before the attacks start. The fate of mankind rests on THEIR shoulders.

The game is limited to 15 minutes, and the team that has the shortest time will win a special prize.

The Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council is composed of youth ages 8-12 who create and host library events for their peers and community.

Monday, October 14, 2019 / 11am – 3pm

Hudson Area Library (Community Room)
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

Registration Required
Please RSVP by going to or call 518-828-1792




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Trivia Night at Chatham Brewing Every Thursday

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Chatham Brewing hosts a Trivia Night every Thursday. Stop by for some beers, a bite to eat, and test your trivia knowledge.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 / 7:30pm – 10pm
Get there early to sign up as an individual or a team

Chatham Brewing
59 Main Street, Chatham NY



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Columbia Land Conservancy Guided Walk at Borden’s Pond Conservation Area, Oct 12


The Columbia Land Conservancy invites you to fall for fall on a guided walk at Borden’s Pond Conservation Area this Saturday. CLC educators will be on hand to teach you more about how to identify local trees. There will be a follow-up trip to Borden’s in January and compare the fall trees with their winter counterparts.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 / 10am – 12pm

Borden’s Pond Conservation Area
1628 Route 203
Chatham, NY 12037

Registration required so CLC can be in touch in event of cancellation. Visit to register.


49 Main Street Chatham, NY

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Hawthorne Valley Annual Fall Festival Celebration, Oct 13

Hawthorne Valley’s
 Annual Fall Festival celebration takes place on Sunday, October 13.

Every autumn, Hawthorne Valley offers the Fall Festival as a free public event to thank  donors, customers, volunteers, community members, and local vendors for their support and partnership. The Festival is the perfect opportunity to get to know Hawthorne Valley’s diverse initiatives and experience the beauty of autumn in Columbia County. Over the years, the Festival has grown into a seasonal favorite with over 3,000 people attending from the Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond.

The Fall Festival features many local artisans and vendors, live music, local food, children’s crafts and activities, hay rides, cider pressing, horse rides, pumpkin decorating, a school open house and more!

New for 2019:

Silent Wings Birds of Prey with The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York
Pie Baking Contest with local celebrity judges including Christopher Knable of Pieconic!


Crimson Leaf Alpaca
Flowering Heart Homestead
Free Range Seamstress
Galleria Cecelia
Haydenville Broomworks
Hudson Valley Candle Co
Karhu Moon
Martin Silvan, Honey & Such
Mitten Maven
Root & Tuber Beeswax Candles
Stitch Farm Shop
Turose Craft & Gift Shop
Stone Corner
Wee Things Fiber Arts


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Biodynamic Association
Farmscape Ecology Program
Voter Registration

Food Artisans:

Alima Cuisine
Fortunes Ice Cream
Justamere Tree Farm
Maple Leaf Sugaring
Old Friends Farm
Papa’s Best Batch
Yummy Kitchen

Sunday, October 13, 2018 / 10am – 4pm (Rain or Shine)


Hawthorne Valley School Hall
330 County Route 21C
Ghent, NY 12075



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