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Columbia County Council on the Arts DEC Funded Events

June 28, 2012
“THE BLUE RIBBON BOYS”

The Blue Ribbon Boys perform their own brand of hot swing & old time jazz. at the Claverack Town Park under the pavilion. Bring the family. The concert is free but dessert buffet sampler can be purchased for $5. Desserts at 5:30 pm, Concert at 6:30 pm. Sponsored by Philmont Public Library. 518-672-5010.

June 28, 2012
EGYPTIAN COLLAR MAKING WORKSHOP

Design and construct your own 3-tiered wearable collar. Learn symmetry, pattern and beading skills. Ages 8 to adult. Windham Public Library, Main St, Windham, NY. 1 – 3 PM. 518-734-4405.

July 10, 17, 12 & 19, 2012
“GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP”

With professional graphic artist/novelist Barbara Slate. Open to kids, ages 10 – 18. During the four sessions of this workshop, participants will be taught to express their stories in text and graphic art. On the last day of the program, students will display their work for a community audience. 6:30 – 8 PM. St. Free, but limited enrollment. Luke’s Lutheran Church Hall, Valatie. Sponsored by Valatie Free Library. 518-758-9321.

July 11, 18, & 25, 2012
“ARTIST’S BOOK WORKSHOPS: ONE OF A KIND”

Adults will create their own artist books using techniques borrowed from mixed media – collage.  Once their book is created, individuals will be able to fill their pages with art, poetry, or story.  Registration is required due to limited number of participants. Free. 1:00 – 2:30 PM.  Rivertown Senior Center, Second – Warren Streets, Athens. Sponsored by D.R. Evarts Library. 518-945-1417.

July 12, 2012
“THE TABLESAW ACOUSTIC BAND”

Performs at the Village Green, Maple Avenue in Philmont. Bring your blankets, chairs, & picnic supper. Free. Sponsored by Philmont Public Library. 518-672-5010.

July 20, 2012
“EAST MEETS WEST: A FUSION OF INDIAN AND WESTERN MUSIC”

presented by Columbia Chamber Players featuring Daisy Paradis on sitar, Naren Budharkar on tabla, Akal Dev Sharonne, flute, Will Hayes, cello.  7:30 PM. Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia St, Hudson, NY.  $15/free to music students under the age of 18. 413-548-9645 after July 1 for info & reservations.

July 23, 2012
CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

For pre-teens to adults at the new Cairo Library, 15 Railroad Ave, Cairo, NY. Instructor is Alice Tunison. 6 – 8 PM. Free. www.cairolibrary.org or 518-622-9864.

July 26, 2012
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP WITH PATTI FERRARA

Adults. Windham Public Library, Main St, Windham, NY.  6 – 8 PM. 734-4405

July 27, 2012
“TRIO CON BRIO”

Presented by Columbia Chamber Players featuring pianist Lincoln Mayorga,  soprano Maria Ferrante, flutist Akal Dev Sharonne.  6 PM. Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY.  $15/free to music students under the age of 18.  Register online at www.spencertownacademy.org or 413-548-9645 after July 1.

July 28, 2012
OAK HILL DAY

Festival: music performance, documentary film “Ridge Runners”, music, dance, historic house tours & more.  Sponsored by Oak Hill Preservation Association. Oak Hill Methodist Church, 7886 Rte 81, Oak Hill, NY 12460. Music 5 – 7 PM, Ridge Runners showing periodically 10 – 4 PM.  Free. 518-722-8073.

July 30 – August 3, 2012
DVP DANCE FITNESS CLASS

With Naomi Goldberg Haas. Dance exercise for ages 14 and up. $15 single session/$70/$65 for all five sessions. 9:30 – 10:30 AM. PS 21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037. 518-392-6121.

July 30 – August 3, 2012
DANCE TRAINING & WORKSHOP

Workshop: Dances for a Variable Population, Teacher Training/Workshop. A training for dancers and dance teachers in the DVP distinctive dance method. PS 21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037. Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, and Monday & Wednesday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Reservations required. 518-392-6121.

July 30 – August 3, 2012
DANCE WORKSHOP

Dance workshop for all ages and abilities will build a dance performance from the stories of participant’s lives. Led by DVP Director Naomi Goldberg Haas. $125/$100 members. PS 21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037. 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Reservations required. 518-392-6121.

Columbia County Council on the Arts DEC Funded Events

August 3, 2012
“DEAR FRIEND AMELIA”

One-act play based on the story of an upstate Union soldier from the early stages of patriotism and seeking glory during America’s Civil War to the realization of the sacrifice and loss associated with war. Music by the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers. 7 PM. Centre Church, Rte 23, Windham. $10. Reservations recommended.  518-734-5655 or cwhmg@webtv.netfor event information.

August 4, 2012
DANCES FOR A VARIABLE POPULATION

Performance by Naomi Goldberg Haas. $25/$20 members. PS 21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037. 8:00 pm. 518-392-6121.

August 7, 2012
CREWEL ART WORKSHOP

Ages 8 to adult. Windham Public Library, Main St., Windham, NY.  2 – 4 PM. Free. 518-734-4405. 

August 9, 2012
FLORAL STILL LIFE WATERCOLOR CLASS

with Susan Story.  Children's session: 2 - 4 PM; grades 5-9, Teen/adult session 6 – 9 PM: Adults must provide own materials. Library has limited material available for children.  Cairo Library, 15 Railroad Ave, Cairo, NY.  Free. http://cairolibrary.org or or 518-622-9864.

August 12, 2012
WORKSHOP: 6th ANNUAL JAZZ MASTER CLASS

With special guest Joe Locke. Vibraphonist Joe Locke leads this class in which he will discuss his approach to jazz improvisation. Pianist Armen Donelian & saxophonist Marc Mommaas will join Locke Registration required. 10:30 am. Hudson Jazzworks Studio, 338 Kipp Rd, Hudson. Free to students with ID/$10 adults. 518-822-1640.

August 12, 2012
JAZZ CONCERT OF THE 6TH ANNUAL HUDSON JAZZ WORKSHOP

Concert with Jazzworks Co-directors Armen Donelian and Marc Mommaas, special guest Joe Locke and workshop participants. 3:30 pm. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson. Free to students with ID/$10 adults. 518-822-1438.

August 13, 2012
LANDSCAPE PAINTING

For pre-teens to adults at the new Cairo Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, NY. Instructor Alice Tunison. 6 – 8 PM.  Free. http://cairolibrary.org or or 518-622-9864.

August 17, 2012
PERFORMANCE. “TAKING LIBERTIES, BREAKING BARRIERS”

Four Stories High is a female storytelling quartet that was formed over twenty years ago. This highly acclaimed quartet will be your guide to Taking Liberties—stretching time, breaking barriers & suspending belief.Four Stories High has performed at Albany First Night, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Café Lena and the NYS Imagination Celebration. Free. 1 PM. Rivertown Senior Center, Second & Warren Streets, Athens. Sponsored by D.R. Evarts Library. 518-945-1417.

September 15, 2012
THE ATHENS ANIMATION FESTIVAL

at Crossroads Brewery located at 21 Second Street Athens, New York. The first screening will be held at 3:00 PM and animations will be shown until 6:00 PM. The festival will be free and open to the public, all ages are welcome but some animations may not be suitable for young children. For more information about the festival go to www.athensanimationfest.com.

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