Family Fishing Event – ‘Drop in, Hudson’ Aug 15

Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a family fishing event on Wednesday, August 15th in Stuyvesant. Participants will learn how to fish and what kinds of fish live in the Hudson River. The CCSWCD runs a fully stocked fishing program, and will have a fish display tank where you can observe some of the Hudson’s finned residents.

DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018: 11am to 2pm

LOCATION:
Nutten Hook State Unique Area
Route 9J | Stockport and Stuyvesant, NY

ADMISSION:
No experience or reservations required.
All children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult to fish.

MORE:
More info available by contacting Pamela Price at 518-267-3313.
www.ccswcd.org/

 

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Stargazing – The Perseids Meteor Shower

The annual Perseids Meteor Shower, which runs from July 17 to August 24, is typically one of the best of the year, and can produce anywhere from 60 to 100 meteors an hour at its peak. The meteors, which are mostly the size of raisons, are historically bright and produce great streaks through the sky. This year’s shower peak will be even more visible because a thin crescent moon should make for dark skies.

The Perseids are produced by the comet, Swift-Tuttle, which was independently discovered by Lewis Swift on July 16, 1862 and by Horace Parnell Tuttle on July 19, 1862. The meteors fall between the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia, but just look up and you should be able to see them from anywhere in the sky.

DATES:
Peak – August 12-13, 2018

 

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Guerrillia Basilica Improvisations 2018, Aug 12

 

This summer’s Art Omi Music residents will perform “guerrilla” collaborations in groupings randomly selected by the audience. The improvisational evening offers the public an opportunity to experience the diverse backgrounds of the residents early in their residency and participate in the process of creative exploration, live.

Art Omi: Music invites twelve to fifteen musicians and composers from around the globe to come together for two and a half weeks each summer for a uniquely collaborative music making residency.

Art Omi: Music encourages its participants to share ideas, perform each other’s works, and write music for one another, while exploring their own musical vision and broadening their artistic and cultural horizons.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, August 12, 2018: 3pm – 6pm

ADMISSION:
Free

LOCATION:
Basilica Hudson
110 S. Front St.,
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
BasilicaHudson.org
facebook.com/BasilicaHudson
artomi.org

 

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3-D Drawing Session at New Lebanon Library, Aug 7

The New Lebanon Library is hosting a 3-D Drawing session.  If you wanted another chance to draw out your imagination, you get your wish! The library has opened up two more time slots, which are limited in number. The first time slot is from 1:30-2:30 and the second is from 2:30-3:30. Please contact the library to reserve your spot.

DATE/TIME:
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018: 1st Session – 1:30pm
2nd Session – 2:30pm

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public.
For kids and adults.

LOCATION:
New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125

MORE:
NewLebanonLibrary.org
facebook.com/NewLebanonLibraryNY
instagram.com/new_lebanon_library
twitter.com/NewLebanonLib
518-794-8844
leb@taconic.net

 

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Book Discussion Group at Chatham Library: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, Aug 6

August’s book is Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation, by Brad Ricca.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the lawyer, detective, and first woman U.S. District Attorney who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation’s greatest crime-fighters during an era when women were still not allowed to vote. After agreeing to take the sensational case of missing eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger, Grace and her partner, the hard-boiled detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumors of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man, in a desperate race against time.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is the first-ever narrative biography of this singular woman the press nicknamed after fiction’s greatest detective. Her poignant story reveals important clues about missing girls, the media, and the real truth of crime stories. The great mystery of Mrs. Sherlock Holmes―and the haunting twist ending of the book―is how one woman could become so famous only to disappear completely.

info from GoodReads.com

Pick up September’s title, A Gentleman in Moscow, a novel by Amor Towles.

DATE/TIME:
Monday, August 6, 2018: 7pm

LOCATION:
Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037-1399

MORE:
Phone: 518-392-3666
Email: chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
FaceBook: facebook.com/ChathamNYPublicLibrary

 

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