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Here is a detailed listing of events coming up in the next year.


Saturday, March 31 at 7 PM. Climate Reality, Follow up to An Inconvenient Truth And The Lorax An illustrated discussion about climate change with Steven A. Leibo, Ph.D., Professor of International History & Politics, The Sage Colleges International Affairs Commentator, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Personally Trained by Al Gore Saturday, March 31, 2012 7 PM Octagon Barn, 588 Middle Road, at the intersection of Beebe Road in Knox - Open to the Public – All are Welcome - Free Admission, Free Refreshments Call 872-1879 for more information. http://climaterealityproject.org/

May 28, 2012 Hilltowns Memorial Day Parade , Berne, 10 AM. Marching band, fire trucks, floats, marching units, horses, tractors, military vehicles, etc. Best viewing along Route 443 between Route 156 and the school. Traditional flag ceremony and taps at BKW School, 1738 Helderberg Trail. Food booths, bake sales. Kid/Family fun, Free, Handicapped Accessible

June 2 2012 - Rain Date of June 3rd 2012 Altamont Art in the Parks Juried Arts & Craft Show and Sidewalk Chalk Competition Orsini and Schilling Parks in the Village of Altamont, NY. Desolation Road Studios welcomes fine artists and craftspeople to our Spring Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show. We have a large show planned and expect to have 20 fine artists and 30 craftspeople displaying their works for sale in both Orsini and Schilling Parks. Live entertainment is planned with the Lost Radio Rounders and Kyle Miller. A Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition (by separate application)will also be happening on the sidewalks on the north side of Maple Ave between the parks from 9am-3pm. Space is limited for this show so please apply early! For more information call 608-4749 or visit www.desolationroadstudios.com Specific links are Art and here for the Sidewalk Chalk Competition... Sidewalk

July 21, 2012 Fox Creek 5K Berne 872-2736 chauvots@prodigy.net 5K course in the scenic Helderberg Mountains. Start time 8 am at the Berne Town Park, Helderberg Trail (State Route 443).

September 15-16 Discover the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans Tours (9/15-9/16) HHApublicity@gmail.com Helderberg Hilltowns Association’s second annual self-guided driving tour. Farms, artisans, markets, restaurants, libraries and historical museums located in the scenic Albany County Hilltowns of Berne, Knox, Westerlo and Rensselaerville will be open for tours, pasture walks, demonstrations and sales of their produce and wares. See website or email for map, schedule and additional information. Kid/Family fun, Free, Groups Welcome

Late Sept. or Early Oct. Northeastern Cave Conservancy Contra Dance Octagon Barn, 588 Middle Road, Knox. (Use Delanson 12053 for GPS directions.) This annual fund raiser offers fun for all ages! No experience is necessary; all dances are taught. Check www.necaveconservancy.org after June 2012 for details. Kid/Family fun, Free, Groups Welcome


K=Kid/Family fun, F=Free, G=Groups Welcome, T=Tours Available, H=Handicapped Accessible

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