Albany Times Union - Sunday - - AROUND THE RE­GION -

time to un­load and be on the wa­ter by 6 p.m. at the Henry Hud­son Park kayak launch. Free. Pre-reg­is­ter: 518-439-4955 op­tion 3. For more in­for­ma­tion: sleath@townof beth­le­

Meet­ing fo­cuses on John­son Hall

JOHN­STOWN — A pub­lic in­for­ma­tional meet­ing about the mas­ter plan gov­ern­ing im­prove­ments at the John­son Hall State His­toric Site will be held at 7 p.m. Mon­day at John­stown High School.

Ac­cord­ing to the Friends of John­son Hall, work has been done in sev­eral ar­eas: new house­hold fur­nish­ings and tex­tiles, the restora­tion of Sir Wil­liam’s and the chil­dren’s rooms, the restora­tion of the Stone House and the re­ju­ve­na­tion of the Hall gar­dens.

But more work is nec­es­sary, they say.

Those in­ter­ested in the site are asked to at­tend the meet­ing, pre­sented by the state Of­fice of Parks, Re­cre­ation and His­toric Preser­va­tion.

House, gar­den tours com­ing June 21

AL­BANY — Tour his­toric homes and hid­den gar­dens dur­ing the an­nual Hid­den City House and Gar­den Tour tak­ing place from 5 to 8 p.m. June 21 at a num­ber of lo­ca­tions in the city.

High­lights in­clude

“The Cas­tle,” the ma­jes­tic Queen Anne-style man­sion built in 1891 by ar­chi­tect Ernest Hoff­man, and Hud­son-jay Park, where flo­ral, veg­etable and herb pots will be raf­fled to sup­port park beau­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Neigh­bor­hood restau­rants and shops will of­fer spe­cials and dis­counts to tour par­tic­i­pants.

The tour is spon­sored by Cen­ter Square As­so­ci­a­tion, Hud­son/park Neigh­bor­hood As­so­ci­a­tion and His­toric Al­bany Foun­da­tion.

Tick­ets cost $20 un­til Fri­day and $25 af­ter that.

To pur­chase tick­ets, stop by His­toric Al­bany Foun­da­tion’s of­fice and parts ware­house, 89 Lex­ing­ton Ave.; call 518465-0876, Ext. 10; or go to https://cen­ter­square­al­

Show de­picts wartime ra­dio

AL­BANY — Gary Fer­ris will per­form his “It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over Over There” World War II style Armed Forces ra­dio show at 6 p.m. Fri­day at the North Al­bany Amer­i­can Le­gion Post, 35 N. First St.

The free show in­cludes mu­sic, war-time com­mer­cials, sto­ries and let­ters from sol­diers.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the post, 518-4651402, or Judy Ben­ner, 518-869-8668.

Li­brary hosts griev­ing pro­gram

CLAV­ER­ACK — Learn what to say and what not to say to some­one who is griev­ing at a pro­gram be­ing held at 4 p.m. Satur­day at the Clav­er­ack Li­brary, 629 Route 23B.

Clau­dia Coe­nen, a writer, per­former and a cer­ti­fied grief coun­selor, will lead the work­shop about the mech­a­nisms of cop­ing. Her hus­band died in 2005. She is the au­thor of “Shat­tered by Grief: Pick­ing up the Pieces to be­come Whole Again.”

Steve Barnes / times union ar­chive

Join Kjirsten Gus­tavson, a mu­seum ed­u­ca­tor with the state parks de­part­ment, on a his­tory ride on Satur­day at Schodack is­land State Park.

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