Category: Happenings

Tea Time at Roeliff Jansen Library

Roeliff Jansen Library presents a new monthly tea time social event. Every fourth Thursday, Library Associate Fran Colombo will host a special tea time featuring guided conversation, crafts, special guests, and local tea and coffee options provided by the Library. Who couldn’t use a little tea and conversation in the new year?

Each month’s gathering will have a different theme; listen, discuss, and enjoy a cup of tea (or coffee if that’s your preference!), and sometimes a fun activity. There will also be plenty of time to chat, get to know your neighbors, and wind down. No registration required. For the first meeting, we will be joined by Noel Fair, a tax advisor, to discuss tax season, finances, and other New Year topics.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 26, 2023 / 2:30 – 3:30pm

LOCATION: Roeliff Jansen Community Library
9091 Rt 22
PO Box 669
Hillsdale, NY 12529


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Winter Hike/Snowshoe Adventure at Hand Hollow Conservation Are, Feb 4

Join Whale of a Trail and the Columbia Land Conservancy for a Snowshoe Adventure at the Hand Hollow Conservation area on Saturday, February 4th.

There is so much to enjoy about being outdoors in the winter season despite the cold temperatures. Come learn about the science of snow, winter outdoor safety, navigation, identifying animal activity and more. In the event there is not enough snow, we will enjoy a winter hike.

Some snowshoe experience is recommended for this adventure.

Things to bring: Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear, and water. Snowshoes will be provided, but please bring your own if you have them.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 4, 2023 / 1:30pm – 3pm

LOCATION: Hand Hollow Conservation Area
4079 County Route 9
East Chatham, NY

Registration is required. Contact Jenifer Rosete at to register.

Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY

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Ghent Playhouse Presents, Invitation to a March

The Ghent Playhouse presents, ‘Invitation to a March’, running weekends in February, 2023.

While brimming with expectations of married life, the approaching reality puts a young bride-to-be to sleep whenever she’s around her rich, responsible fiance. With overtones of a famous fairytale, it is when kissed passionately by an unshackled unambitious plumber, that she awakens to the possibility of adventure, igniting a battle between the two families and two of the permanent residents who become entangled in their lives.

Written by Arthur Laurents and Directed by J. Peter Bergman.

Please Note: Masks must we worn at all times while inside the theater 

DATES/TIMES: February 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 / 2023
Friday & Saturday performances – 7:30pm
Sunday matinee performances – 2pm

TICKETS: $12 – $28
General $28.00
Members of The Ghent Playhouse $23.00
Student $12.00

To purchase, visit BUY TICKETS

LOCATIONThe Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY



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FASNY Super Saturday: Weird Science with Professor Sparks, Jan 28

Join FASNY Museum of Firefighting for their next Super Saturday event, Weird Science with Professor Sparks, on Saturday, January 28th.

Spend the morning exploring the science of fire! Professor Sparks and her robot canine companion, Spot 2000, will present an interactive program that is full of surprises! After the program, do your own science experiment with Professor Sparks (supplies included with the program) and take home your supplies to continue the fun and do another experiment at home. Only Professor Sparks can make learning about science this much fun! This hands-on program is appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 28, 2023 / 10:30am

COST: Free
FREE admission to the Museum will also be offered to all who attend this special event.

LOCATION: FASNY Museum of Firefighting 
117 Harry Howard Avenue 
Hudson, NY 12534


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Two Of Us Productions Presents The Sound of Murder, Jan 13

The Two Of Us Productions, presents The Sounds of Murder, a dinner theater production on Friday, January 13th. 

The CKGR Radio Playhouse Of The Air is coming to Copake Falls NY., broadcasting live from the tasty buffet room at Our Lady Of Hope Parish. If this show doesn’t go well the station will go out of business. It certainly doesn’t help that the station owner’s daughter is trying to sabotage the show! The radio mystery becomes too real when someone actually kicks the bucket.

This murder mystery is sure to please, with suspense, love, strange noises, and a cast of wacky characters including: producer Frederika Farnsworth, dramatic radio actors Gilbert De Bernaise & Vivian Fredricksberg, novice actor Shelly Stalling, the station owner’s daughter Roberta, and Foley artist “Foley” Roberts. You’ll always remember THE SOUND OF MURDER.

The Sound Of Murder on Friday the 13th will be performed live and in-person on Friday January 13th, 2023. A buffet dinner is included with the show. The doors open at 5:00 pm for salad & fellowship. The show begins at 5:30 pm. Enjoy a great night out to beat the winter blues and support Our Lady of Hope Parish.

The Two Of Us Productions is well known throughout the Hudson Valley for presenting quality theater, both musicals and dramas. Their recent productions of Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Young Frankenstein, Deathtrap, Chicago, Les Miserables, next to normal, Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar were all recognized by the Theatre Association of NYS with multiple awards, including outstanding work by the company outstanding performance by the orchestra. Reviews of their recent virtual live-staged readings of three Arthur Miller scripts; All My Sons, Broken Glass, and an adaption of An Enemy Of The People will appear in upcoming editions of The Arthur Miller Journal.

DATES/TIMES: Friday January 13th, 2023 / 5pm

Order your tickets by emailing Mary at or calling her at (518) 755-9763.

LOCATION: Our Lady Of Hope Parish
8074 State Route 22
Copake Falls, NY


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