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21st Annual Ghostly Gallop, Virtual 5K & Fun Run

2021 is the 21st consecutive year that runners, walkers and volunteers gather from around the region to support the Hudson Area Library through the Ghostly Gallop. However, Due to the continuing concerns about COVID-19, we are holding this year’s Ghostly Gallop virtually.

The good news is that you can still participate, have fun, and raise some funds for your library! Just register, run a self-timed 5K on a course of your choice between October 16th and 31st and submit your time on your registration confirmation page. The fastest men’s and women’s finishers will receive a Cranna Cup — the traditional trophy for the Ghostly Gallop’s top runners. Every entrant will receive a free t-shirt — available in men’s and women’s sizes.

We also encourage you to raise funds on your own for the library as part of your Ghostly Gallop participation. It’s easy to do when you register and you can watch your progress against others. We’ll provide prizes to the top individual and team fundraisers.

The Ghostly Gallop is an important fundraiser for the library and we need your help more than ever this year to keep our programs for children and adults going strong.

We will be making a decision in the next few weeks on whether to hold a small running event for children age 12 and under on Halloween at Hudson Jr./Sr. High School.

The race was started in 2001 by then Library Director Frank Rees, current Columbia County Court Judge Richard Koweek, and the Honorable William F. Cranna (both library directors at the time). It was initially called a FUNdraiser with emphasis on fun and enjoyment. With Cranna’s passing in 2011, the race was dedicated to his memory and a new tradition was added. The women’s and men’s winners receive pewter “Cranna Cups.”

DATE/TIME: October 16 – 31, 2021

LOCATION: Complete a self-timed 5K and then report your time and upload a photo from your confirmation page.

COST: $30 
Participants age 17 and under are free!

REGISTRATION: Register Online here

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Olana’s Spring Tree Walk w/ Farmscape Ecology Program, May 22

Explore Olana’s artist-designed landscape by taking a closer look at trees growing onsite. During this gentle hour-long walking tour, you will meet various tree species, and learn how to recognize them and what role they are playing in the landscape. This tour will be led by Conrad Vispo and Claudia Knab-Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program, which cultivates compassion for the local ecological and cultural landscape.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 22, 2021 / 1pm – 2pm

LOCATION: Olana
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION: $15 person/ $10 members 
Advanced registration required. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 567-2170.

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FASNY’s “Yo Ho Ho! It’s The Penny the Pirate Show”

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting presents a special, free, virtual show: “Yo Ho Ho! It’s The Penny the Pirate Show”. Where did all of Pirate Penny’s magical treasure chests come from, and what is in all these amazing treasure chests that Pirate Penny will open? Tune in to find out. Next, go on a virtual treasure hunt in the Museum with Penny the Pirate and her friend, Molly the Pirate Dog (AKA Molly the Museum Dog.) Will they find the treasure…or at least a dog treat? Finally, Penny the Pirate will read a pirate story with Molly. Stay tuned to the end of the program to find out how you can have some super pirate crafts sent to your home for more pirate fun! Batten down the hatches and prepare for a pirate adventure your child will not soon forget!

This free program can be accessed on the day of the event by going to the Museum’s YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/…/UCIYfUFARZGz6KUx1SN1LX8w/videos

 

DATE/TIMESaturday, April 24, 2021 / 11am

COST: Free

LOCATION: The Museum’s YouTube channel

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Olana’s Fallen: Hemlock Walking Tour, Apr 3

Get up close and personal with hemlocks throughout Olana’s artist-designed landscape. Rebecca Pinder Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia-Greene Community College, will guide participants in identifying these important trees and learning more about the current challenges facing hemlocks today. As part of this hour-long walking tour, participants will be invited to locate hemlocks throughout Olana’s 250 acres and take part in an immersive tree mapping project by the artist Jean Shin.

This program is offered in conjunction with Fallen, Shin’s site-specific work at Olana on view from May 1-October 31, 2021. To learn more about Fallen, please visit https://www.olana.org/exhibitions/fallen/.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 3, 2021 / 1:30-2:30pm

LOCATION: Olana
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION: $15 person/ $10 members 
Advanced registration required. For more information, please contact education@olana.org or call (518) 751-6938.

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FASNY’s ‘Girl Power: Discovering Careers in Emergency Services’

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting presents a special, free, virtual show: “Girl Power: Discovering Careers in Emergency Services.”

Join FASNY as they explore careers in emergency services. Meet some brave female firefighters, who will give you a guided tour through their firehouse. You will also meet a DEC forest ranger trained in fighting wild fires, and see all her cool firefighting equipment. And of course it would not be a party without Molly the Museum Dog. What part of the program will this crazy canine present? Tune in to find out! After the show, sign up to receive a free girl power craft project!

This program is made possible by a generous grant award from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Co. Foundation.

DATE/TIMESaturday, March 27, 2021 / 11am

COST: Free

LOCATION: The Museum’s YouTube channel

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