Happenings This Weekend: January 14 – 16, 2011

After all the snow of the past few days, everyone is starting to feel a little cabin-fever setting in. The forecast for the weekend looks clear so why not dig yourself out, bundle up and check out some of our area’s local events.

Friday, January 14

Linda Worster at New Lebanon Library
Local singer/songwriter Linda Worster will perform as part of the Library’s Coffee House Night performances series. Tonight’s event is billed as an evening of “wonderful music that proclaims the joy and explores the struggle of inner discovery.”
The Library is located at 550 State Route 20 in New Lebanon, New York. The time for this event is 6 to 8pm.

Folk Jam Sessions at The Malden Bridge Community Center
Ampersand holds a jam session on the second Friday of each month and they are open to the public. The session runs from 7:30 to 10:00pm at the Malden Bridge Community Center, located in the hamlet of Malden Bridge on the northern edge of Columbia County, NY.

The Music of ABBA with ARRIVAL From Sweden at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Arrival From Sweden, the largest touring ABBA show in the world, faithfully recreates ABBA’s greatest hits, with a full backing band that includes original ABBA musician Mike Watson on bass. They tell stories about ABBA and everyone performs in copies of the original costumes.
The performance starts at 8pm and tickets range in price from $15 to $35. Click here for more information.

Saturday, January 15

The Wonderful World of Wordless Picture Books at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library
Kids ages 3 to 8, are invited (with their parents) to join this library event from 10am to 11am.  The Roeliff Jansen Community Library is located at 9091 Rte 22 in Copake, NY. For more information, call 518-325-4101.

“Here Comes Another Lesson” at Hudson Opera House
Author, Stephen O’Connor, reads from his latest collection of short stories, Here Comes Another Lesson (Free Press).
The reading begins at 2pm.

Winter Afternoon Discoveries Series at The Kinderhook Memorial Library
Families are invited to take part in this twist on Family Feud that pits kids (ages 2 to 5) against parents in a trivia-based contest.
The fun gets going at 4:30pm and is part of a monthly series of programs held at the library.

Albany Devils vs. Springfield Falcons at Times Union Center
The Albany Devils face off against the Springfield Falcons – a developmental professional ice hockey team in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the American Hockey League (AHL), based out of Springfield, MA.
The game starts at 7pm and tickets are $18.

Sunday, January 16

Learn-To-Skate at Albany Academy Field House
The Albany Figure Skating Club’s Learn-to-Skate program is designed for beginning skaters of all ages and abilities, from preschool to adult. Recreational, figure skaters, and hockey skaters are welcome, and more advanced beginner figure skating instruction and a beginner synchronized skating program are available.
Sunday’s event will be held from 12:30 to 2:30pm at the Albany Academy Field House, 117 Hackett Blvd., Albany, NY. Click here for more information.

Do you have or know of an event that you would like included in a future post? Leave it in the comments or email me at jeff@columbiacountycurrent.com.
Please note, event information is gathered from a number of sources both online and in print.

About Jeff McKinney

Creator/Editor of ColumbiaCountyCurrent, Lover of Happy Hour, NY REALTOR, World's Best Uncle, Movie Buff.
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