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Adult Learning Institute September programming

September 10, 2019 11:38 am

HUDSON — The Adult Learning Institute has announced its programs for September. All programs are held at Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson. Call the ALI Office at 518-828-4181 ext. 3431 or email ali@sunycgcc.edu. to register.

Open Pinochle Group 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge with Madeline Dickerson. Whether you’re a novice, an expert or fall somewhere in between, the Open Pinochle Group welcomes you. This group, which generally meets twice a month on the first and third Monday, provides a wonderful opportunity to learn, share and meet new people with a similar interest.

Bridge Group with Bridge Lessons 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. The bridge group generally meets every week and is open to all members of ALI. If you are interested in learning to play bridge or just need to brush up on your skills, we offer a bridge class. Call Barbara in the ALI Office to register for a beginner or refresher class.

Mahjongg 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 11 and Sept. 25 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge with Barbara Troy. Mahjongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards and the group meets three Wednesdays each month. If you are an experienced player, just call the office and let Barbara know you will be attending. If you are interested in learning to play Mahjongg, contact the ALI Office and your name will be placed on the list for the next beginner class.

Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley, Vol. III 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 12 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge with Tony Musso. This program will detail the history of another 55 lesser known but historically significant sites throughout the Hudson Valley region.

Exploring Your Family History 1-2, 2-3 or 3-4 p.m. Sept. 23 and Sept. 25 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. The Sept. 25 sessions will be held in the ALI Office Room 103. Learn about your family history, local history and/or cultural heritage without expensive online subscriptions, expense or travel by scheduling a consultation with ALI member Glenn Fisher. Advance registration is required as this program is restricted to one person per session. One time trial consultation for non ALI members is also encouraged.

Listen & Learn “Improving Water Quality with Community Service” 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 26 in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. ALI is pleased to have Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper and Director of the Water Quality Control Project present “Improving Water Quality with Community Service.” Riverkeeper is a member-supported non-profit organization working to protect the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as to safeguard the drinking water supplies for millions of New Yorkers.

Part of their work involves the organization of community scientists to gather samples from over 400 locations in the Hudson River and its tributaries each month, providing relevant data to understand water quality issues and build community support for their solutions.

The presentation will include a showing of the short film, Source to Sea, by National Geographic filmmaker (and Hudson Valley resident) Jon Bowermaster. Listen and Learn is open to the public. Call 518-828-4181, ext. 3431 or email ali@sunycgcc.edu to reserve a spot for this presentation.