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i,ii._^wi.i v-Cx 16 The Aitamont Enterprise 4-l^i^»da^Iieeeiihb^^'2008:i Signs of Wildlife Program will be held on December 31 at 10 cum. at the Thacher Nature Center. Animals leave behind tots of signs that tell us where they've been, what they eat, and where they take shelter. We will talk about animal signs and what to look for, then go outside and see what we find. When we return we'll make a delicious fake scat treat to eat There is a $1 fee for supplies. For more information or to register, call 872-0800. Thursday, December 25 as Friday, December 26 A Holiday Break Open House will be held from Dec. 26 through Dec, 31. VJsitthe Nature Renter and explore its fun and creative activity stations; Take a winter walk on the trails and warm up with a hot choco- late. All activities are free of charge. Snowshoes are available to rent. For more information, call 872-0800. The Cookie Burner Stroll will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Al- bany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road in Albany. Looking for a way to work off those cookies and other holiday treats? The \cookie burner stroll\ is a fun way to get outjside'fpr some fresh air and exercise. We will hike approxi- mately 2 miles over easy to mod- erate terrain through the Karner Barrens East region of the Albany Pine Bush, taking breaks along the way for rest and water. If there is snow, we will snowshoe. Dress for the weather, with appropriate foot- wear arid bring plenty of drinking water. Cost is $2 per person and $5 per family, and free for children under. 5. For more information' or sigh-up, call 456-0655 or visit www. albanypinebush.org and click on \Get Involved.\ Saturday, December 27 \Wish it Would\ Snowshoe Walk wiU be held at 10 a.m, at Thacher Nature Center. Will wishing make it snow? Then we will snowshoe. If there is no snow, we!ll take a winter walk. Bring the kids for some out- door exercise.* Snowshoes.are avail- able to rent and may be reserved in advance. .For more information, to confirm trail conditions, or to regis- ter, call87;2-b800. A Field Study of the Natural History Of Christmas Trees and the wildlife tfiafcdeperids.uppn these evergreens for food arid shelter will be conducted at 10 aYih;at Five Riv- ers Center, 56 Game; Farm Road in Deli^;.in casepfiricieiflen^ ; weather this program may be canceled* For more information, call 475^0291. •'. Winter Wildlife Adaptations Walk will be held at 10 a.m. at Five Rivers Center^ 56 Game Farrii Road in Delmar. 6ti this outdoor foray; Center naturalists; will; lea«i;parbicii- pants in a searchalong Centerfrails to look for tracks, dens, chewed cones and other seasonal signs of wildlife use. In case of inclement weather an indoor program will be presented. For more Information, 0311475^6291. ' >.•-..'•';-•;• V^ ••• • Save the Ptae Bush Holiday Ice Skate Outing will be held through a major dune field area in the Pine Bush. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at SUNYA Campus, Circle Bus Stop; 1400 W^b^gtpri^en«fe : to; Albany or mg^at 10 af§|6fa£t&§;:©isc6very (Eettter Parkmg Lot, -i9§|Jew;Karner \Roaa^m;Alban^V •'/.' I -/.\.^;?0' : #^. •, \Ar*tic';'#pie M '' will': be- showriat lp.rh. at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center,, 195 New Karner Road in Albany. A story of urisink- able family devotion,, unfolding courage and extraordinary survival, \Arctic Tale\ takes audiences of all ages on an epic adventure inside an icy kingdom at the very top of the earth. For more information or sigh-up, call 456-0655 or visit ww/w. albanypinebush.org and click on \Get Involved,\ Sunday, December 28 The Schoharie County Musi- cians will be gathering for: an \Eyes on the Prize\ concert at 2 p.m. at the Middleburgh United Methodist Church to raise money for Reggie Harris. Suggested donations are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $40 for families. Reg- gie Harris and his wife, Kim, have performed ail oyer the world bringing songs of social justice, unity, and peace to audiences of all ages. Re- cently Reggie had a liver transplant and the music community has joined. together to help raise funds to as- sist with his medical bills. Featured musicians are: Speed the Plough, Tom WadsWorth, Jdjin ScarpuSa, Christina Johnson, Geoff Armlin, Bernie Neuinan, and Magpie. Brian Kaiser and Sonny Ochs will be the Master'plGeremonies: There will also be a drawing. For more information, contact Rick Hill at 295^8931. Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic will be held at 3 p.rn. at Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 South Mairt Street m yporheesviile. Tom • Coixadp will perform arid read from his new work. For hiore informa- tion, contact dsulHyan6@riycap; rrxpm> Discover the Pine Bush from 1 to 2 p.ih. ; atthe: Albany pine Bush •! DiScpveiy Cetiteri 195.NeW Karner ; Road in: Alb^y. Gprtie'jpin us pria journey to discover the Albany TPuie Bush, Preserve, the\ best ^cample of an inland pine b^fens^.We,'willfee hiking 1 liule oyer rolling topogram plry. Wear sturdy' wedlting shoes, light colored long pant,s and bring drinkingwater. Cost is $2 per person and $5 per family, and free for chil- dren under 5. For more information or sign-up, call 456-0655 or visit www;albanypinebush.org and click on \Get Involved.\ Monday, December 29 The 12th Annual Capital Holi- day Lights in the Park, at Wash- ington Parkin Albany, open nightly now through Jan. 3- Hours for the 2008 show are Sundays through Thursdays from 6 to 9 p:m..and Fridays and Saturdays from, 6 to 10 p.mi Chfl^enwiU he counting the animals through this tWo-mile iUmniiaatedjdurriey that starts trith Santa's Safari. This safari excursion takes visitors through a world filled with giraffes, elephants and mon- keys, with Santa riding in a Jeep filled with wild creatures. When the youngsters have counted all the animals, they can enter at the Lake House to win-a special prize. New this year Eire free kiddie rides by the Lake House. While driving along the historic carriage paths in the park with more than 125 displays: and scenes, visitors encounter Santa's Toy Land, filled with all kinds of toys for good girls arid boys. At Capital Holiday Lights' new Home for the Holidays has Santa visiting special spots around the world including London Bridge, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty. Plus, there's a special Victoriari Village with an enormous ice castle, a snowflake arch, skaters, : sltiers,,sledders and . more. At the end of the (drive, the Lake House is open most evenings (closedDec, 31 tlfrough Jan. 3)with a craft show for holiday shopping, great refreshmente. There are also visits from special friends including Frosty and Rudolph. Discounted admission tickets may be purchased exclusively at any Haririaford Su- permarket for $10. These tickets are. good for admission to the show on Moriday, Tuesday and Wedries- day nights. Carriage rides through the Lights are available Thursday through Sunday. On Saturday eve- nings, carriage; rides are available froiri; £:30 to 7 p.n£ by advance res- ervation orily, Forinpre fafpnriation and the most up-to-date schedule of events at Capital Holiday lights, vis- it wvm.albariycapitalhoM^ corn., Adrnission prices afe $15: per car; $25 per; limpu$irie or lS^pas-: seriger. Van;, arid 'p7o- per bus, with all proceeds;; behefitirig the ybuthi prPgtarnmlri|cif;Albany PAL. Tuesday, December 30 .', '., The Depot Lane Singers Annual Christmas Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m> in the Schoharie High School Gymnasium. This year's concert is entitled \Choose Some- thing Like A Star\ and will feature classical music from composers such as Bach, Handel, Mozart, and MendelSsblwV Reduced priice tickets can be purchased in advance from members of the chorus. Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the concert. CSI Pine Bush: Critter Scene Investigation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road in Albany. How are your detective skills? Do you have what it takes to be on a team of na- ture investigators, solving Pine Bush. mysteries, by examining evidence? Join us for a 30 minute indoor in- troduction followed by a 60 minute outdoor trek to look for clues and evidence, of iwhat Iiyes in the Pine Bush, Our trek wiU be on snowshoes if enough snowis available. Dress for outdoors. Cost is $2 per person and $5 per family, and free for children under 5. For. more information or sign-up, call 456-0655 or visit www. albanypinebush.org and click pn \Get Involved!\ , December 31 i Of Wildlife Program will be held at lOa.rn. at Thacher Nature Center. Animals leave behind lots of signs that tell us where they've been* what they, eat,: and where they take shelter. We will talk; about animal sighs arid what to lobii for, then go outside andsee whafcwefirid. When ; we.refairnwe'Urriake a deliciousi fake scat treat to eat- Ihefre is a : $1 fee for supplies. For more information or to register; call 872-0800: The Schoharie Valley Hayshak- ers wiU hold a special NeW Year's Eve mainstream level western sijuare. dance at the Middleburgh Dutch Reformed Church Fellowship Hall, Rote $0 just north of the Middle- burgh village center. Dancing from 8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m, ^thabuffet dinner served at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per couple in advance; $30 per couple at the door; The caller is' Ray Taylor and the cuer is Dolores Randall. Please wear soft sole shoes. For more information,.-call 827- 5762 or visit wwW.geocitiesxom/ schohariehayshakers. Ring in the New Tear; with Cap- tain Squeeze and the ZydecoMoshers at the RensSelaeryttle: Meeting Cenv ter; Carriage House Restaurant, 63 Huyck Road in Repss^teerville. The evening will begin with a buffet din- ner at 8 p.m.; arid dancing will start along with the Captain Squeeze and the ZydeCo Moshers band at 9 p.m. As the New Year approaches \late- night hors d'oeuvres will be,served, door prizes given, and at midnight there will be a champagne toast. The meeting place offers a variety of packages from $39 to $218, For more information, call 797-5100 or e-mail froritdesk@meetingcenter.com ; First Night Saratoga is the YMCA's premiere family event, A nOn-alcohplic New Year's Eve Cel- ebration of the Arts, First Night Saratogabrings together musicians, dancers, theater groups, magicians arid any other act you can think of for one giant evening of celebration.. For more information, visit www. ymcasaratoga.org/firstnigiit . Thursday, January 1 The GuUderland YMCA will be ppen N6w Year's Day from- 0 a.m. to 1 p.m. and wfil be waiving, their joirier fee for all rieW members on this day, The Guilderiand YMCA is a full farnily heaith facility that includes ari indoor 25 yard 8 lane pool, complete; exercise center with Star Trap treadmills with itadividual TVs, cardio theatre and four 42 inch flat screen TVs, There is a ninriirig/ waUdng track and over 30 group ex- erctse.classestachidjng ypga> pijates and sp&riing. Members cari: enjoy free babysitimg wlnle they work out. Senior rates, programs aridscholar r ships are available. For rrieriibership ratesarid more Information, call ''•im$^s^}y:;y-'- : ' .\-^\''.••' ••:' Friday, January 2 ' \The Medusa F^ • Ch^wafer iSjate'^fhje-iiekl, frpmi' l'i:;' ^.';arri^tb'-l ; ; ^j!M)^^^j^i^:.pit6-, the Eirehbtiseor ^todS^jd^ii'-^r^'^difnr or lsite picS-upi c^ll ?^3455., 'y-, Saturday, January 3 A Snowshoe Walk will be held at 10 a.m. at Thaclie^ Nature Cen- ter. This is the first of its Weekly snowshoe walks in January and February. Bririg your own snow- shoes or rent them there. If there' is not enough snow, there will be a hike. Snowshoes may be reserved in advance. For more information; program confirmation, or to register, call 872-0800. Sunday, January 4 Geology. Landscape, and the Iroquois Homeland Program will be held at 2 p.m. at Thacher Na- ture Center. The bedrock of New York and superficial geological processes that acted on it created the landscape in which the Iroquois peoples made their home. It influ- enced 'tjieii:'^er^tbri&i' boundaries arid defehs;6s, settlement patterns; trafl systeriis, soils and agriculture, and the availability of key natural resources;; NYS; Museum Scientist, Dr. Chuck VerSrraeten, will discuss geologic landscape features across the state and how they influenced !the:froqu6is. For more uifonhatiori, call;872-08pO. ; . Westmere Fire Department Ladies Angary Brooks' Chicken Barbecue will be held from noon to 3p.m. at,theFirehbuse, 1741 West- ern Ayeriue; Cost is $9 for chicken dinner;! $6 for h?!lf-cnicken v Drive- through-bnhX Paul and Mary Liz Stewart will present \People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of JusUce: The Underground Railroad In the Capi- tal Region of New York State\ at 2 p.m. at the New Scotland Httstprical Association nieiering at the Wymari Osterhout Cprriinuriity: Center in New Salern, T&s.is a free program and open to: the pub&c>: For more infprrriatidn, call 768-2933. Movie Day at the Albany Pine Bush will feature \Winged Migra- tion\ at ;2 p.mi at the Albany PJJne Bush discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road .in Albany. Amazing cinematography arid gorgeous music fill this dbttiment^radVeiritin-e CTe- ated by French filmmakers Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debat arid Jacques Perrin. Preserited with almost no narration arid filmed prirnarily from a bird's perspective, thisi study of ^the lives and habits! of migrating birds rercreates as nearly as possible the experiences of the birds therriselves. For more information, call 456-0655 or visit www.aibanyjjiriebush.drg and cUck on; \Get Involved.\ Invaders Exhibit now through March 15, 2009 at the New York State Museum, Hundreds of spe- cies of nbn-riative plants; ariiriials, and viruses live here in New York State. These invasive species come from all over the world on boats, in crates arid planting containers, even in or pn theboo^es of other animals. Some you; may have heard of, such as zebra mussels.br West.Nile Virus. Others may surprise you and could be living right in your backyard. The Museum is lpcaited on Madison Avenue iri Albany. Parking; is avail- able to the two lots, adjacent to the Museum arid is free after 3 p.m. and on Weekends. Open daily from 9;30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christinas, and New Year's jt)ay, Ad- mission is free (suggested donation of $2 peir person or $5 per family. For more information, call 474-5877. THEiLTOMONT Visit us on the web at vyww.altamontenterprise.com l^e deadline to submit listings for the Commu- nity Calendar : is, Monday at 1 piin. jyiake sure to incliide a pxi^t desOrip - tiori/lpeatipri, event; dates/ j&taek Mrid ^pticaMe ad- mission fees, please mail tneiri to The Bnterpri&f, Box 654, AMamorit; Nlf : ;12C)09, fa^ tieni te( 861- 'fjioSi, 'or 'pjn^'M^fa altamontenterprise@csdsl. net; All events are open to thepubliic and firee, unless otherwise^^ noted, t

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