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Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Exercise While Helping Our Community

 — April 2, Tuesday     10am – Noon

Peter Cervi & Timothy Kennelty

Habitat for Humanity

Land Conservancy

Get more exercise and volunteer with ReStore/Habitat for Humanity at the same time! Break out of your winter doldrums and get ready for spring by taking part in our volunteer program that combines service with exercise. This event will hosted by Peter Cervi and Timothy Kennelty. Peter Cervi is the President of the Board of Directors for Restore located in Hudson. He will be speaking about the opportunities and benefits of volunteering and the great progress the store has made in the nine years it has been open. Timothy Kennelty is a Master Gardner and Master Naturalist through Cornell Cooperative Extension and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Land Conservancy. Timothy will be discussing the Columbia Land Conservancy and the volunteer opportunities they offer.

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ANNUAL WINE TASTING

— April 6  Saturday   5:30 -7:30

Gather at the Trolley Station for “Wine from Grapes You’ve Never Heard Of”,” a flavorful path through new and different wines that will delight and surprise you. It’s a great opportunity to discover new tastes while supporting the NCFL.

Karen Kaczmar, Chatham Wine & Liquor

$35 / person

Arts & Culture: “The Last Flapper”

— April 7, Sunday   3pm

Diedre Bollinger

Actress Diedre Bollinger will perform a fascinating, witty one-woman play by William Luce.

 The play develops a portrait of the glamorous, fun-loving, tragic, and extraordinary Zelda Fitzgerald. Known by many as the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda had a life full of contradictions and mysteries. The play is set in an insane asylum in Asheville, NC, where she tells of her rebellion as a southern belle, her destructive marriage, and her mental disintegration. This two-act play, created from her stories and letters, lays bare the tumultuous life of a woman who was both highly passionate and deeply troubled.

This one-woman production began as a collaboration between actress Diedre Bollinger and director Carl Ritchie, founder and Artistic Director of Taconic Stage Company of Columbia County, NY

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Arts & Culture: Creativity & Resilience: an Art Making Workshop

— April  28, Sunday   – 3pm

Alison Fox

Transform your ideas and gain new insights through drawing, painting, and collage.

This workshop with artist Alison Fox will help participants use art-making as a path to transform your ideas and gain new insights through drawing, painting, and collage. Through the hand, by engaging creatively with intention, one can move an idea from the head into a space of living the idea through the heart.  Alison will facilitate a dive into creating deeper understanding and integration through collage, drawing and painting. There will be some time at the end to write about the experience and solidify any new insights. Those with little to no experience with art-making are encouraged to join us! The process is one we can all engage with.

Alison was born in New York, NY in 1977. Her education includes an MFA from Hunter College (2006) and a BA (2000) from Skidmore College. She has shown her work in solo and group shows, and has work in the Guggenheim Museum, Saatchi, and Rosa De La Cruz.

This event is free but seating is limited to 12 participants! To reserve your seat, visit the NCFL.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Memoir Readings with Local Authors

—  May 5, Sunday    3pm

Stories written from life by members of the North Chatham Free Library’s very own memoir group.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge:”What? I Can’t Hear You!”

— May 7, Tuesday    10 am -Noon

Dr. Kimberly Schaeffer,

Ascent Hearing Center Valatie

If you, a family member, or a friend has trouble hearing, or if you are interested in prevention of hearing loss, this session is for you.

This is an engaging session with plenty of time for Q & A.

Dr. Kimberly Schaeffer has been in the field of audiology for 15 years. Dr. Schaeffer earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Elmira College, her Master of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut and her Doctorate in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Tips for Local Gardeners

— May 14    10am – Noon

Tony Romeo

Make your green thumb greener!  Expert local gardener Tony Romeo covers how to prepare for, start, and maintain a vegetable garden, plus micro-climates, and more.  Possible trip to his flourishing near-by-garden.

BOOKS & BLOOMS SALE

— May 18, Saturday    9am – 1pm

Dive into spring with plants, books, great raffle items, and a little something to eat.

Enriching Life, Increasing Knowledge: Creative Culinary Creations for Warmer Weather

— May 31, Friday   10am – Noon

Chef Linda Romeo

Chef Linda Romeo will have us preparing and tasting a variety of dishes perfect for the spring and summer, with an emphasis on healthy eating.  This hands-on session always fills up, so register early.

Held at the Malden Bridge Community Center, 1087 Albany Turnpike

Summer Program: “A Universe of Stories”

— July – August

Join us in our inter-generational workshops.

Look for the sign-up brochure in June.

Arts & Culture: Vanaver Caravan

— July 14, Sunday  3 pm

Plenty of room at the North Chatham Firehouse to learn dances from around the world, and then join in.  Or, just sit back and have fun.  All ages welcome!

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by Greene County Council on the Arts.