North Chatham Library Program: Native Plants and Beneficial Insects, Jun 29

The North Chatham Free Library presents Native Plants and Beneficial Insects on June 29th. Would you like your garden to be filled with butterflies, bees and birds? Learn how at this presentation by Sandra Linnell, who will discuss what plants thrive in our area and how they support our local ecology.

The growth of cities and their accompanying urban sprawl have fragmented and transformed ecologically productive land to lush lawns and decorative ornamentals to enhance property values. The remaining isolated natural areas are not large enough to support wildlife, however that trend is turning.

Native plants are those that occur naturally in a region. Research by the entomologist Doug Tallamy has found that native oak trees support over 500 species of caterpillars whereas ginkgo, a commonly planted landscape tree from Asia, host only 5 species of caterpillars.

Plants available in nurseries are often species chosen for their exotic interest and they not only sever the food web, but some have shown invasive behavior, outcompeting native species and degrading habitat in the remaining natural areas.

Sandra Linnell is the Community Horticulture Program Coordinator at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. She has experience in growing natives, herbs, and flowers from seed from her previous employment working on farms and greenhouses.

This program will be held outside in the back garden of the NCFL, weather permitting. If necessary, will meet upstairs in the Library. .

Live & Learn programs are supported, in part, by grants from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation and the Bank of Greene County.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 / 10am

LOCATION: North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, NY 12132

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Agatha Christie’s Fiddlers Three at The Theater Barn

The Theater Barn, in New Lebanon, presents this year’s Agatha Christie play, Fiddlers Three, from June 23rd to July 3rd.

In Fiddlers Three, the last play written by Agatha Christie, a prank turns ugly when a group of young people attempt to hide a corpse. Trying to get their hands on more than a little inheritance, a group of young people hide the body of a dead tycoon. But what starts as a lark quickly becomes all too serious when they discover that the body is in fact a murder victim. A comedy about business and finance, with a strong undercurrent of criminal activity, the play combines humour, intricate plotting and a confounding murder.

The Stage described it as, “A different Agatha Christie. The play has deserted the familiar path of the whodunnit type thriller into the realms of black comedy. The action is played for laughs rather than chills, but once the story line has been established, there is plenty of humour and sparkle to carry it along to the usual surprise climax.”

The play was originally performed in Bristol in 1971, titled Fiddler’s Five. Following the performance, Christie revised the scripted, combined two characters and simplified several of the red herrings and Fiddlers Three was completed in 1972.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, July 3, 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022 – 08:00 PM
Saturday, June 25, 2022 – 04:00 PM
Saturday, June 25, 2022 – 08:00 PM
Sunday, June 26, 2022 – 02:00 PM
Sunday, June 26, 2022 – 07:00 PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – 07:00 PM
Thursday, June 30, 2022 – 02:00 PM
Thursday, June 30, 2022 – 08:00 PM
Friday, July 1, 2022 – 08:00 PM
Saturday, July 2, 2022 – 04:00 PM
Saturday, July 2, 2022 – 08:00 PM
Sunday, July 3, 2022 – 02:00 PM

TICKET PRICES: $32 – $35
Regular Tickets $35
Senior Citizens / Veterans / Sunday Matinée $32

LOCATION: The Theater Barn
654 Columbia Pike (US Rt 20)
New Lebanon, NY 12125

Box Office – 518-794-8989

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Open Mic at Chatham Brewing w/ Rob Beaulieu Band, Jun 23

Chatham Brewing is situated in Columbia County, NY and is the perfect location to bring together musicians from the Berkshires, Hudson Valley, Capital Region and beyond! Bring out your instrument and/or come and enjoy some great grooves.

Sign up to play on site.

The Rob Beaulieu Band will host and kick off the event. The band is comprised of local veteran musicians and fosters a close-knit sense of community among musicians.

About the Host:
RBB is a deep dive into Americana, with a slightly more blues and soul take than you will find with Rob’s other band, Raisinhead. Rob explores an improvised approach to the rock, folk, blues, and soul catalogue. Playing everything from gospel tunes to Lou Reed and everything in between, plus reinterpreting many of his own songs, the whole experience will leave you in a soulful mood. The show is slightly akin to a Jerry Garcia Band show. Never the same show, never the same approach. The band includes Tony Perino on organ. Tony toured with ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toller for 10 years. Tony solidifies the southern blues and soul elements in the band. If you want to come and be rocked, dance some, cry some, laugh and cry a lot, this is for you!

Rob Beaulieu Band is:

Rob Beaulieu – Guitar/Vocals
James Kirk – Bass/Vocals
Dave Spadaro – Guitar
Chad Ploss – Drums/Vocals
Tony Perino – Organ/Vocals

DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 23, 2022 / 7 – 10pm

LOCATION: Chatham Brewing
59 Main Street,
Chatham NY 12037



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Art Omi Presents Portia Munson: Flood and New Sculpture Park Installations

Portia Munson, Reflecting Pool, 2013.
Courtesy of the artist and P·P·O·W, New York.
Photo credit: JSP Art Photography.

Join Art Omi as they celebrate the opening of a new exhibition in the Newmark Gallery. Art Omi is excited to present Portia Munson: Flood, an immersive exhibition on view from June 25 to September 25. Portia Munson is a local artist who has spent over two decades creating large-scale, monochromatic installations that tease out cultural codes hidden in the mass-produced items that surround us.
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Also on June 25, Art Omi welcomes a new sculptural commission by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea (bottom right) comprised of many interactive basketball hoops, as well as a long-term installation by Chilean artist Iván Navarro (bottom left) – utilizing the form of water towers to explore ideas of immigration and resources. Learn more about these exhibitions on Art Omi’s site and register for the opening HERE.

Alexandre Arrechea, Orange Functional, 2022.
Photo by Alon Koppel

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 25, 2022 / 4 – 7pm

LOCATIONOmi International Arts Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075


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Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents A Chorus Line

The Mac-Haydn Summer 2022 Season kicks off with A Chorus Line, opening June 23rd.

The history-making sensation returns to the Mac-Haydn stage! Winner of 9 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A Chorus Line explored the realities of life as a professional theater dancer in an entirely new way, redefining the parameters of musical theater forever.

A Chorus Line takes us inside the pressure cooker of a final casting call for a new Broadway musical. Our dancers are asked to give everything they have in the hopes of realizing the dream they have worked their whole lives for. This turbulent, true-to-life depiction of the performer’s experience is the ultimate love letter to the stage, highlighting the personal hardships, triumphs and failures that surface when we pursue our aspirations.

Coming to the Mac-Haydn stage for only the third time, this A Chorus Line will be an experience like no other. Intimate and visceral, you will feel like part of the audition. Featuring such classic hits as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It”, this masterpiece of live theater will resonate with anyone who has ever pursued a dream, and inspire those who have not.

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian

Production information from

DATES/TIMES: Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, July 3, 2022

Jun 23 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jun 23 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jun 24 – 7:00PM Friday (Annual Gala)
Jun 25 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jun 26 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jun 26 – 7:00PM Sunday
Jun 29 – 2:00PM Wednesday
Jun 30 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jun 30 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 1 – 8:00PM Friday
Jul 2 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 2 – 8:00PM Saturday
Jul 3 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 3 – 7:00PM Sunday


Tickets can be purchased through by clicking here.

LOCATION: Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

Box Office Phone: 518-392-9292

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