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The Roeliff Jansen Library presents “It’s Chili!” night at The Copake Grange, Nov 16

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The Roeliff Jansen Library presents “It’s Chili!” night at The Copake Grange on Saturday, November 16. Take the CHILL out of Fall at this community chili dinner. The evening’s fun will also include live music, and there will be vegetarian options.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, November 16. , 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LOCATION:
The Copake Grange
628 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516

TICKETS:
At the door, Adults – $10, Kids (5-12) – $5, Kids under 5 – Free

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Opening Reception for New Photography Exhibit at Hudson Library, Nov 14

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The Hudson Area Library will hold an Opening Reception to launch a new photography exhibit by members of the Columbia County Photo Club. The exhibit, “Through Our Lens” will be on display through December 19th.

This will be the ninth year for the Club’s annual show, which is hosted by the Friends of The Hudson Area Library. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Library by donating thirty percent of the sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections.

The Opening Reception will include light refreshments.

DATE/TIME:
Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2019 / 6pm – 8pm
Exhibit: November 14 – December 19

COST:
The opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library, Community Room
51 N 5th Street
Hudson NY 12534

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Art School of Columbia County Classes for November

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Art School of Columbia County has several classes in November that will appeal to a range of people.

Screen Shot 2019-11-03 at 8.18.16 PM.pngTRAVEL SKETCHING IN WATERCOLOR with Jean Mackay on Saturday, November 9, 9am to 1pm. Bring home the memories of your travel with more than photographs. Learn tips, techniques, and layout ideas for sketching on the go and capturing your experiences in watercolor.

All levels. $50.

 

Screen Shot 2019-11-03 at 8.30.05 PM.pngSHADES OF GREY with Maj Kalfus on Wednesday, November 13, 10 am to 1 pm. Explore what you can do with chiaroscuro – the use of strong contrasts between light and dark – in this class with Maj. Contrast can give a sense of volume and also affect the composition of a picture. Learn to be more intentional with this technique.

All levels. $50.

 

 

Screen Shot 2019-11-03 at 8.32.49 PM.pngABSTRACT LANDSCAPE PAINTING with Tim Ebneth on Thursdays, November 7, 14, and 21, from 11 am to 2 pm. this class explores the abstraction of representational landscape images. The class will work with acrylic painting and learn various paint techniques, set up a palette, image transfer and examination of shapes, textures and color.

All levels, but some painting experience is helpful. $150.

 

Screen Shot 2019-11-03 at 8.35.08 PM.pngMORE COLLAGE! with Tim Ebneth on Wednesdays, November 13, and 20, from 2 to 4 pm. An ongoing dialouge with the collage using photographs, fabric, papers, found objects and ephemera. Mixed media like acrylic paint, graphite, watercolor and gouache.
The class is open to those with some collage experience. $120

DATE/TIME:
November 2019

LOCATION:
Art School of Columbia County
1198 Route 21C
Ghent, NY 12075

ADMISSION:
To register and pay, visit artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org/classes-workshops/

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Last Public Open Day at Equine Advocates for 2019, Nov 10

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Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary farm’s final Public Open Day of the 2019 season is this Sunday, November 10. Spend a few hours walking around and meeting the 85 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and goats.  Visitors will learn where the animals came from and why they needed to be rescued.  Feel free to picnic at the sanctuary’s pond.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, November 10, 2019 / 11am – 4pm

LOCATION:
Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary
3212 Route 66, Chatham NY

ADMISSION:
Free, but a tax-deductible donation is appreciated.
No pets allowed.

MORE:
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facebook.com/equineadvocates.org
518-392-0175

 

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Concerts in the Village Series in Kinderhook, Nov 10

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Concerts in the Village continues its 10th Anniversary Season on Sunday, November 10, with the Broad Street Chorale, the Broad Street Orchestra and soloists perform well-known works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of 20th c. Britain’s most important and popular composers. Included will be the Serenade to Music (1938), The Lark Ascending (1914-1921) with soloist Elizabeth Silver, and the dramatic oratorio Dona nobis pacem (1936) setting texts primarily by Walt Whitman. With the oratorio CITV honors the 200th anniversary of Whitman’s birth.

Composed during the anxious period between WWI and WWII, Dona nobis pacem was written in the hope that there would be no more war. It is not so much an anti-war statement as it is a plea for peace. Utilizing fragments of the Latin Mass, three poems from Whitman’s best-known work, Leaves of Grass, and passages drawn from a powerful address to the British Parliament attempting to avert the Crimean War, this dynamic oratorio touches both nerves and soul, its moods ranging from pastoral contemplation to the drum beats of war. The work’s quiet conclusion affirms Vaughan Williams’ hoped-for resolution, which history was regrettably to deny.

Elizabeth Silver, who performs the violin concerto The Lark Ascending, one of Vaughan Williams’ best-known works, is a member of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and since 2012 concertmaster of the Broad Street Orchestra. As a member of the Broad Street Chamber Players, her CITV chamber music performances have been frequent and warmly received, including Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. Ms. Silver is also known for her teaching, both privately and at the Emma Willard School in Troy.

The Serenade to Music and Dona Nobis Pacem vocal soloists will be soprano Caroline Dunigan and tenor Jon Morrell. Ms. Dunigan has appeared to enthusiastic acclaim in three previous CITV concerts, and now resides in the Washington, DC area. Jon Morrell, resident in Chatham but singing internationally, has often appeared on CITV programs, most recently performing Schubert’s Winterreise with CITV Artistic Director David Smith. Assistant Conductor Noah Palmer, recently appointed Artistic Director of the Battenkill Chorale, will lead The Serenade to Music, a particularly rich setting of text from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.

Says CITV Artistic Director David Smith, “The eight concerts of our 10th Anniversary Season say much about our uncompromising programming, our performing strengths, and our institutional history. The body of talent we gather to accomplish this, nearly all of it regionally resident, has made much possible.” The concert on November 10th will be CITV’s 40th performance.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, November 10, 2019 / 3pm

ADMISSION:
$20
Tickets can be purchased Online at concertsinthevillage.org

LOCATION:
Kinderhook Reformed Church
21 Broad Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106 

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