Friday, October 25, 2013

Gossips' Picks: Things to Do Tomorrow

At 10 a.m., Jack Alvarez, architect member of the Historic Preservation Commission, will conduct a workshop on the restoration and preservation of original wood windows. An advocate for preserving original wood windows, Alvarez is the coauthor of "Restoring Our Appreciation of Historic Wood Windows," with his wife and partner in the Albany firm Landmark Consulting, Kimberly Konrad Alvarez, and regularly conducts workshops on restoring and repairing wood windows. In June, he held such a workshop in Albany, which was reported on in the Times Union"Clear favorites: Retaining old windows preserves architecture and dollars."

The workshop, which is scheduled to last until 1 p.m., is presented by the Hudson Historic Preservation Commission in collaboration with Historic Hudson. It takes place at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street, in Hudson, and it is free and open to all.

At 2 p.m., Democratic mayoral candidate Victor Mendolia is holding a town hall meeting in the auditorium at the Second Ward Foundation, the former Charles Williams School, at the corner of North Third and Robinson street. Moderators for the meeting will be Francesca Shanks, former city editor for the Register-Star and now an editor at the Berkshire Eagle, and Greg Mosley of Operation Unite. Written questions will be accepted from the audience, sorted by the moderators, and asked of the candidate. Republican incumbent Bill Hallenbeck was invited to participate in the town meeting but has declined, as he did previously when invited to be part of a mayoral debate sponsored by the Register-Star and WGXC.

At 7 p.m., HudsonAir returns to the Hudson Opera House! The popular theatrical presentation of radio plays, with live sound effects, is a collaboration of PS21, WGXC, and the Hudson Opera House. HudsonAir re-creates the atmosphere of a radio broadcast studio. "Audience members get a chance to close their eyes and use their imaginations the way radio audience did for decades, or they can watch the technicians and see how old-fashioned sound effects are created." Saturday night's performance will be recorded for future broadcast on WGXC.

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