Friday, April 28, 2023

Plan Your Saturday

The forecast is for rain, both tomorrow and Sunday, and as a consequence, the Oakdale Rewilding Project, which was originally scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed until Saturday, May 6.

Saturday, May 6, is the first of two volunteer days to remove invasive species and plant native trees along the trail at Oakdale Lake. The second is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 20. On both Saturdays, there will be an orientation at 10:00 a.m. and trail work from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Snacks and tools will be provided. Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves of you have them.

Despite the pluvious forecast, Arbor Day at Olana is happening as planned, from noon to 4:00 p.m. 

Throughout the afternoon tomorrow at Olana, you can hone your tree identification skills in drop-in activities with the Columbia Land Conservancy and grow your forestry knowledge with Cornell Cooperative Extension. You can learn about the important role trees played in Frederic Church's design for Olana on free landscape tours, which take place at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. At 3:00 p.m., there will be live music provided by the Hudson Valley's favorite party brass band, Brasskill. Vegan food vendor Urugula Creative Cuisine and Nine Pin Cider Works will be onsite throughout the day offering plant-based snacks and craft cider. There will also be workshops: a natural dye workshop with local artist Katrina Rodabaugh and a landscape painting session with Anne Crowley of the Woodstock School of Art.

For more information and to register for workshops, click here.

Also on Saturday, April 29, the 1811 Robert Jenkins House, museum, library, and chapter house of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will be open for tours from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The house is located at 113 Warren Street.

For those engaged in serious spring cleaning, Saturday is Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Columbia County, from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The collection site is the Columbia County Fire Training Center in Commerce Park, just off Route 66 in Ghent. Click on the image below to enlarge and get directions to the site and learn what will be accepted and what won't.

And, of course, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Hudson Farmers' Market is open for the second Saturday of its regular season in its traditional outdoor location at Columbia and Sixth Streets. 

Rain or shine, prepare to enjoy the last Saturday in April.

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