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Community calendar for 2018

Community calendar for 2018

See more Calendar listings at www.troyrecord.com/community. Submit items at least two weeks in advance to calendar@troyrecord.com. Sunday, Aug. 26
ARCHERY EVENT: Northeast Bowhunters’ Alliance (NEBA) 3D Archery Shoot & 3rd Annual Chicken BBQ. Registration starts at 7 a.m. North Troy Stag Rod & Gun Club, 165 Cushman Road, Melrose. Three wooden American Flags made by Veteran Made Wood Works will be on display. Tickets are on sale for a September 16 drawing for the flags. Proceeds will go to four local Veteran groups: DAV, VMC, Heroes @ Home Rensco & Friends of the Fighting Chaplain Francis A Kelly. Visit www.northtroystag.org for more information.
COMMUNITY BALLROOM DANCE: A 6:30 p.m. dance lesson with Herschel Allen is followed by open dancing starting at 7:15 p.m., with a featured showcase dance with Herschel and Wendy at 8:30 p.m. at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany. $12 per person. Sponsored by Singles Outreach.
FREE OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES: Kripalu Yoga practice will be guided by Kathleen Fisk, Kripalu Yoga Instructor and owner of In Harmony Yoga Studio, 137 Remsen Street, Cohoes. Free outside yoga classes will be held Sundays in June, July and August, weather permitting, at 10 a.m. at Van Schaick Island Pond, 155 Continental Avenue, Cohoes. Advertisement
FULL MOON FOR BATS: Join Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center to learn why bats are so important to our ecosystem and how you can help them thrive. You’ll also learn about the origins of full moon names including Sturgeon Moon and Grain Moon and experience the full moon as we walk the trail and explore the night life at Mud Creek. Without the use of flashlights, search for bats, moon gaze, and test your night vision. 7:30 p.m., 1024 State Route 66, Ghent. This event is free, but registration is required. Please contact Pamela Price at 518-267-3313 to register.
GLIMMERGLASS FILM DAYS: Start off the 2018 film season with a special screening of “Becoming Who I Was,” the award-winning story of a young boy discovered to be the reincarnation of a high-ranking Tibetan monk. Admission $7. 7:30 p.m., The Star Theater, 44 Main Street, Cherry Valley. For more information, call 607-547-8881, email info@otsego2000.org or visit www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org.
GRANT COTTAGE: In “Grant’s Next Chapter,” Historian Chris Mackowski explains why Vicksburg literally closed the book on one phase of Grant’s career and set the stage for a whole new chapter. 1 p.m., U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.
SARATOGA SPRINGS SUMMER STROLL: Join Debbie Studwell at 10:30 a.m. to learn more about the architecture and historical development of the important neighborhood on Fifth and Madison avenues, adjacent to the Saratoga Race Course. Sponsored by Impressions of Saratoga. $5 for Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation members, $8 for non-members. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. For more information, please call SSPF at 518-587-5030, visit www.saratogapreservation.org or email Nicole Babie, Membership & Programs Coordinator, at nbabie@saratogapreservation.org.
TROY FLEA: About 40 vendors sell their wares at the flea in Riverfront Park Sunday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. There are new, exciting vendors, as well as returning favorites this year providing a great mix of handmade and vintage items keeping the eclectic feel the market is known and loved for. Immediately following the Downtown BID-sponsored Yoga in the Park (in Riverfront Park along the Hudson River), visitors can hunt for vintage and upcycled treasures at Troy Flea every second and fourth Sunday through September from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WATERFORD HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor farmers market on the Erie Canal. Enjoy beautiful views and live music as you shop for local produce, baked goods, syrup, sauces, meat, art, soap, and more. Every Sunday through October 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford. Visit https://www.waterfordharbormarket.com/ for more information.
YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 23 through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org. Monday, Aug. 27
ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY: The Albany County Airport Authority will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, August 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, Administration Building, Albany International Airport, Albany.
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Monday Cinema at 2:30 p.m. spotlights popular films geared for adult audiences. A representative from Albany Community Action Partnership will talk about the process of applying for the Weatherization Assistance Program at 6:30 p.m. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Shopping day; van leaves 9:30 a.m. Be sure to sign up. Cribbage, 9 a.m. Yoga, 10:30 a.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.
OAKWOOD TWILIGHT TOUR: If you’ve never been on one of the Friends of Oakwood’s historical walking tours, here’s your chance to tour the cemetery after work in the dusky evening. Listen to fascinating stories as you visit lovely monuments for Civil War generals, the founding fathers of Troy and some residents newly added to the tour. Meet at the Earl Chapel at 6 p.m. $15. per person payable on arrival by check or cash. Please register in advance. Call 518-328-0090 with name, number of people and phone contact. Children under 12 are free.
SOUTHERN SARATOGA ART SOCIETY: The August meeting of SSAS will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 27, at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court and feature a demonstration of alcohol ink by artist Rita Helie. For more information about SSAS visit: southernsaratogaartist.com.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics, 9:30 a.m. Bowling at Uncle Sam Lanes, 12:30 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Downtown Troy. Tuesday, Aug. 28
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Would you like some volunteer service hours? The library is looking for some teens to do some on-camera storytimes for the website, 10-11:45 a.m. You do not have to be part of the summer volunteer program to participate. Sign up online at bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 518-439-9314. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR: Stephentown Memorial Library would like to invite all Stephentown (and surrounding areas) senior citizens to the Senior Coffee Hour every Tuesday at 1 p.m. This is a time to gather with friends, enjoy some coffee and baked goods and participate in activities presented by Library staff member Maria Spear. Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 NY-43 in Stephentown.
DYKEN POND: Led by Leonard Tremblay, travel in a different direction each Tuesday in July and August to explore the many different habitats of Dyken Pond. 2-3 miles each week from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Preregister for all events by email at dykenpond@gmail.com, or call 518-658-2055.
EARL CHAPEL TOURS: The spectacular Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy’s “castle on the hill,” will be open for tours every Tuesday in August at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. for just $8.per person.Children under 12 are free. No registration required, but groups of eight or more are requested to call 518-221-7941 for scheduling purposes.
EAST SIDE SENIORS: The East Side Seniors’ next meeting will be on August 28 at 1 p.m. at the American Post in Wynantskill. All meetings are preceeded with the pledge to the Flag. Team 2 will be the hosts/hostess for lunch. Everyone is looking forward to the “PICNIC” on September 11 at Paolo Lombardi’s, Bocci season begins on October 1 at the ICC. Teams and more info will be announced at upcoming meetings. New members are always welcome. Bingo and games of choice follow the meeting and lunch.
GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Teen Art Club, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Family Game Night, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.
GRANT COTTAGE: In “June 12, 1863: The Day the War Stopped,” Oliver Batcheller of Saratoga, portrayed by Steve Trimm, will tell the story of John Hart of Schenectady, who commanded a Union gunboat on the Mississippi River, and the Southern town that honored him in 1863. 1 p.m., U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Card party day, 10:30 a.m. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for noon dinner reservations and more information.
LANSINGBURGH EAGLES: The Lansingburgh Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3773 will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, at their rooms located at 513 Fifth Avenue, Troy.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE: The National Museum of Dance is pleased to announce weekly public docent tours beginning Tuesday, June 26. Docent-led tours of the Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions will be held each Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tours are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary. Tours meet at 11:15 a.m. in the Museum foyer at 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
PALACE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: The Palace Theater’s “Summer in the City” movie series, co-presented by SEFCU and Albany Medical Center, offers free family-friendly movies on Tuesdays from July 10 through August 28. The August 28 feature is “Moana.” Doors open at noon with educational activities provided by Albany Med; the movie begins at 1 p.m. Free popcorn and beverages are provided to children 12 and under. The Palace is loacted at 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany.
POESTENKILL SENIORS: Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sullivan-Jones post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, following by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clamsteams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest. Dues are $15 a year.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pre-school Storytime for ages 2-6, 11 a.m. Siblings welcome. Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page.
SPEIGLE ELDERS BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON: The Speigle Elders’ annual birthday luncheon will be held at the Lakeview Inn on Crystal Lake in Averill Park on Tuesday, August 28. This drive-yourself event begins at noon. The menu includes salad, rolls, entree choice of Prime Rib, Baked Haddock or Eggplant Parmesan accompanied by starch and vegetable served family-style, with strawberry shortcake for dessert. Gloria Waters is accepting reservations (with entree choice) and payments at the August 22 meeting.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONCERT: Vocalists Dale Marie Hoagland and Chelsea Snyder join Guitarist Jeff Marks and Accordionist Rocco Anthony Jerry perform music by composers Christopher Cook, Dan Cooper, Michael Dilthey, Dale Marie Hoagland, Peter Jarvis and Gene Pritsker. 5:30 p.m., Main branch, 100 Second Street. This program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: 9 a.m., Knitting and Crocheting. 10:30 a.m., Health & Wellness activities. Arts 4 Vets meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Call 270-5349 to make a noon lunch reservation, or 270-5348 for more information.
YADDO GHOST TOUR: Yaddo Ghost Tours are held every Tuesday during the Saratoga racing season. Meet in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org. Wednesday, Aug. 29
BACK TO SCHOOL CLOSET: The Back to School Closet located at Bethany Church, 21 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands, is open Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. through September 12 and Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Closet accepts all school items but especially needs two pocket folders, composition books, highlighters, Kleenex, dry erase markers, loose leaf paper binders and Ziploc bags in quart and gallon size. Contact Carol Darmetko at 518-396-7580 or Jean Parker at 518-527-9928 if you want to drop off donations, or for further information.
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Frog Fun, 10 a.m. Hop on over to the library for a froggy craft and episode of “The Magic School Bus.” For kids and families. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: The Everett Wagar Senior Center’s craft class for July will be held on Wednesday August 29, at 11 a.m., sponsored by the BlueShield of Northeastern New York. All material will be supplied. Please stay for a nutritious lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $3. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome. Reservations are required for lunch and appreciated for crafts; call 518-279-3413. Rachael Hayes, licensed cosmetologist offers reduced priced manicures, pedicures or toe nail clipping on August 29. Please call the center at 518-279-3413 for required appointments.
FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR KIDS: Using the book, “Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal” by John Lanza, participants will make decisions about to spend, share and save money. Following reading and discussion, children will create their own save jar that they will keep to use for their own established financial goal. 10:30 a.m., SEFCU Square, 7469 State Street, Schenectady. The session is free, but registration is required. Please visit www.sefcu.com/financialeducation to reserve your seat today.
GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Adult Book Club discusses “Pachinko” at 12:30 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY OPEN HOUSE: There will be a Geothermal Energy Open House featuring a pioneering geothermal cooling and heating system on Wednesday, August 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 33 Schyler Drive, Poughkeepsie. There will be a short Power Point Presentation, a tour and technical staff present to answer questions. This is a free public event with free parking, food and beverages. RSVP by August 27 to raconnors@yahoo.com, or call 518-781-4686 or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/304598140098141/
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.
KARNER KIDS FILM FESTIVAL: The Karner Kids Film Festival will take place on Wednesday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Albany Pine Bush Discover Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany. The Karner Kids Film Festival features Pine Bush-themed films of five minutes or less made by kids ages 10-17. This is a free event. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. While reservations are not required, knowing how many people are coming helps in planning, so please make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visiting www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events.
MEMORIAL WALK & RALLY: Join the NØpiates Committee on August 29 to recognize Overdose Awareness with families, friends, neighbors along with community members. The Memorial Walk and Rally For Recovery is a powerful and meaningful display in which we stand together to remember those lost to overdose and spread the message that the tragedy of overdose is preventable, and recovery is possible. 6 p.m., West Sand Lake Elementary School – 24 Meeler Road, West Sand Lake. Participants will walk from the Elementary School to the West Sand Lake Fire House on Route 43 for ceremony and light refreshments. For more information, email nopiateslaw@gmail.com.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. is Tech Advice Night at the Menands Public Library. Can’t figure out how to set up your new phone? Want to know what’s up with your data plan? Don’t know how to get pictures onto your computer? The library’s resident digital native, Ted, can help. Appointments aren’t necessary, but they are recommended. The Menands Public Library is located at 4 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-463-4035.
MINDFUL PRACTICES GROUP: All (including Beginners) are welcome; meditation instruction is available. The meeting format includes walking and sitting meditation, dharma presentation, and sharing dharma-related experiences. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., RPI’s Newman Center Hospitality House–4 Sherry Road, Troy, about 30 yards south of the RPI Chapel Center (near the intersection of Burdett and Peoples Avenues). Call 518-271-6949 or 518-273-1851 for more information.
PET MASSAGE: Our pet cats and dogs give us so much unconditional love. Most of the time, we know what they are trying to tell us, but sometimes… Join Diana Wells, a Certified Touch Practitioner & QiGong Teacher & Healer, at the Cohoes Public Library on August 29 & September 19 at 6:30 p.m. to learn how to aid your beloved pet through Tellington Touch Massage & QiGong. This relaxing practice deepens the bond between you and helps to calm you both. Registration is necessary and can be done by calling the Library at 518-235-2570. Additional info at www.CohoesPublicLibrary.org.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Maker Lab, 2 p.m. for ages 6-12. Create a stop-motion animation movie. Please sign up in advance. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Health & Wellness activities 10:30 a.m. Senior Feud with prizes and refreshments, 11 a.m.Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.
VOLKSWALK THACHER PARK: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 29, a guided walk through Thacher Park/Voorheesville starts at 9 a.m. from the Pear Orchard Pavilion, John Boyd Thacher Park, 830 Thacher Park Road, Voorheesille. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org. Thursday, Aug. 30
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting group, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe located at Cornerstone Community Church, 570 Third Avenue, Troy is having its August bag sale. Purchase a bag for $3 and fill it with nice next-to-new clothing for the entire family. There are special sales on other items too. Shop Thursday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/CornerstoneChurchintheburgh for more information.
GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Adult Yoga Hour, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Sign up for a van ride to Senior Day at the Schaghticoke Fair. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
LITERACY MENTOR TRAINING: Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s innovative literacy and mentoring program for children, Everybody WINS! Power Lunch needs reading mentors and volunteer school coordinators for the 2018-2019 school year. Power Lunch pairs elementary school children one-to-one with volunteer mentors to read aloud once a week during lunchtime. Power Lunch aims to increase children’s interest in books and their prospects for school success through reading experiences with caring adults. Trainings for interested volunteers will be held on Thursday, August 30, from 11 a.m. – noon at the LVORC office, 71 First street, Troy. To register, and for more information, contact Literacy Volunteers at 518-244-4650 or visit www.lvorc.org.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Computer Help, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.
SENIOR DAY AT THE FAIR: Join the Everett Wagar Senior Center for a fun filled day at Rensselaer County’s Schaghticoke Fair on Thursday, August 30. Transportation is available for a donation of $1; seating is limited and you must be a Rensselaer County Senior Citizen age 60 or older. The van will leave the center (2 Roxborough Road, Grafton) at 9:30 a. m. and depart from the fair at 2:30 p.m. Fair admission, lunch and amusements are at your own expense. For more information or to make reservations please call 518-279-3413.
STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join Maria and all your Playgroup friends to read stories, listen to music, move around, make some crafts and, most of all, play! Kids 5 and under, along with parents and/or caregivers, are invited to join in playtime at the library. Siblings are welcome as well! Thursdays at 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown. Call 518-733-5750 or email director@stephentownlibrary.org for more information.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Crafts, 9 a.m. Sewing class, 9 a.m. Osteo Aerobics, 10 a.m. Health & Wellness activies, 10:30 a.m. Line dancing, 1 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348. Friday, Aug. 31
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Summer Cinema, 2:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or pillow; the library will supply the popcorn. For kids and families. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Farmers’ Market, Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Winery Knitters, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CASTLETON FARMERS MARKET: The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) will be held every Friday from June 1 to September 28, from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150).
COUNTDOWN TO ROSH HASHANAH: Music of the Days of Awe: getting reacquainted with the seasonal tunes, their stories and their significance and, perhaps, learning something new. 8 p.m., B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany. Free and open to all. For more information, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.
GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Adult Art, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.
GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK: Family Movie Night, 8 p.m. See a free movie on the shores of Long Pond under the Grafton sky. Bring chairs & blankets and enjoy. Grafton Lakes State Park, 61 North Long Pond Road, Grafton. Call 518-279-1155 for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
SPRINGWOOD STUDIO: Springwood Studios hosts “Inner Sanctum,” a small exhibition of six artists working in diverse media and subject matter. The artists are Jill Baucom, Jon Gernon, Kathy Greenwood, Jim Lewis, Channing Lefebvre & Sergio Sericolo. An artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31. The exhibition will be open on August 31- September 2 and September 8-9 at Springwood Studios Gallery Space, 154 4th Street, Troy. For More information please contact curator Jon Gernon at 518-312-1564.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Entertainment by the Pat Viglucci “Trio.” Aerobics 9:45 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348. Saturday, September 1
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Road, Poestenkill, will hold its monthly All You Can Eat Breakfast on Saturday, September 1, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10.
COUNTDOWN TO ROSH HASHANAH: Selichot is the late-night penitential service prior to Rosh Hashanah. 9 p.m., B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany. Free and open to all. For more information, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.
FAMILY FUN HIKE: Meet at Blueberry Hill West trailhead #5 at Albany Pine Bush Preserve and hike over rolling terrain with sand dunes and occasional tree roots. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 11 a.m., Pitch Pine Road, Albany. Reservations required; call 518-456-0655 or visit www.albanypinebush.org/events.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Story time is 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Be there when the library closes to enjoy a story, read, sing and play for about 30 minutes. For ages 2-4, but all are welcome. The Menands Public Library is located at 4 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-463-4035.
SCHODACK ISLAND STATE PARK: Guided nature walk, 1 p.m. Meet at the Main Comfort Station and join a park naturalist for a leisurely walk on the parks trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Park admission $6. For more information call 518-732-0187 or email ashley.drum@parks.ny.gov.
THACHER PARK NATURE CENTER: Meet some wild neighbors up close and personal and learn about where and how they live. Wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will introduce some of the birds of prey and other animals in her care at 10 a.m. Learn what to do if you find an abandoned or injured animal and how to help prevent wildlife emergencies. Please bring a donation to support Kelly’s work. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.
YARD SALE: The Melrose Methodist Church holds a yard sale on September 1 featuring all types of household goods, books, and much more, plus a great homemade baked goods sale. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 20 Church Street, Melrose. Sunday, Sept. 2
PAPSCANEE ISLAND NATURE WALK: Led by David Chinery from Cornell Cooperative Extension, enjoy a one-hour walk through the Paoscanee Island Nature Preserve and discover the various species of plants and animals that make the 156-acre Preserve and Hudson River shoreline their home. Trails are relatively flat with some uneven surface and slight ascents/descents, exposed tree roots and limbs. 9 a.m., Staats Island Road, Castleton. Regsiter by August 30 by callilng 518-270-2888.
WATERFORD HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor farmers market on the Erie Canal. Enjoy beautiful views and live music as you shop for local produce, baked goods, syrup, sauces, meat, art, soap, and more. Every Sunday through October 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford. Visit https://www.waterfordharbormarket.com/ for more information. Monday, Sept. 3
INTRODUCING GNOSTIC PHILOSOPHY: “The Wisdom to Allow Change” is a free Public Talk and Meditation introducing Gnostic Philosophy at Heartspace Yoga on Second Street in Troy. from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. This is offered by NAGA – Troy, a 501(c)3. More information is available at gnosis.troy.ny@gmail.com or https://troy-gnosis.squarespace.com/. Tuesday, Sept. 4
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Personal Safety for Kids, 2:30 p.m. In this personal safety program for elementary age children, educators from the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center will discuss boundaries in regards to personal space, such as comfortable and uncomfortable touches. Please note: explicit body parts will be mentioned in this program. For grades K-5 and families. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR: Stephentown Memorial Library would like to invite all Stephentown (and surrounding areas) senior citizens to the Senior Coffee Hour every Tuesday at 1 p.m. This is a time to gather with friends, enjoy some coffee and baked goods and participate in activities presented by Library staff member Maria Spear. Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 NY-43 in Stephentown.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Card party day, 10:30 a.m. Van transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for noon dinner reservations and more information.
MAR-A-LAGO: The magnificent Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Beach FL was built between 1924 and 1927 for Marjorie Merriweather Post, founder of the General Foods empire. Hoping to turn the estate into the Winter White House for future presidents and foreign dignitaries, Marjorie bequeathed it to the United States Government. Her dream came true in 2017 when Donald Trump became the 45th president. Palm Beach historian Richard René Silvin talks on “Mar-a-Lago from Cereal Heiress to Winter White House” at Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker Street in Lenox MA, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. His talk will be followed by a Victorian tea to conclude Ventfort Hall’s summer Tea and Talk series. Tickets are $26 for advance reservations and $32 day of the event. For information or reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or visit info@gildedage.org.
POESTENKILL SENIORS: Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sullivan-Jones post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, following by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clamsteams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest. Dues are $15 a year.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pre-school Storytime for ages 2-6, 11 a.m. Siblings welcome. Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page.
SPIRITUAL CINEMA: Bring a dish to share and enjoy a few Spiritual Cinema Circle short films. Donations welcome. 6:30 p.m., Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: 9 a.m., Knitting and Crocheting. 10:30 a.m., Health & Wellness activities. Arts 4 Vets meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Call 270-5349 to make a noon lunch reservation, or 270-5348 for more information. Wednesday, Sept. 5
BACK TO SCHOOL CLOSET: The Back to School Closet located at Bethany Church, 21 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands, is open Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. through September 12 and Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Closet accepts all school items but especially needs two pocket folders, composition books, highlighters, Kleenex, dry erase markers, loose leaf paper binders and Ziploc bags in quart and gallon size. Contact Carol Darmetko at 518-396-7580 or Jean Parker at 518-527-9928 if you want to drop off donations, or for further information.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. is Tech Advice Night at the Menands Public Library. Can’t figure out how to set up your new phone? Want to know what’s up with your data plan? Don’t know how to get pictures onto your computer? The library’s resident digital native, Ted, can help. Appointments aren’t necessary, but they are recommended. The Menands Public Library is located at 4 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-463-4035.
MINDFUL PRACTICES GROUP: All (including Beginners) are welcome; meditation instruction is available. The meeting format includes walking and sitting meditation, dharma presentation, and sharing dharma-related experiences. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., RPI’s Newman Center Hospitality House–4 Sherry Road, Troy, about 30 yards south of the RPI Chapel Center (near the intersection of Burdett and Peoples Avenues). Call 518-271-6949 or 518-273-1851 for more information.
TOWN OF PITTSTOWN SENIORS: The regular monthly meeting for the Town of Pittstown Seniors well be September 5 at the Raymertown Volunteer Fire Department located on Mason Lane in Raymertown. The meeting will begin with a covered dish lunch at 11:45 a.m. with business meeting to follow. There are many exciting events coming for the fall, including the lunch cruise on Lake George on September 11. October events will be discussed at the September meeting.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Captain JP cruise; call 518-270-5348 for details. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Health & Wellness activities 10:30 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.
VOLKSWALK JOHNSTOWN: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On September 5, a guided walk through Johnstown starts at 10 a.m. from Johnstown City Hall, 41 E. Main Street. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.
WATERFORD LIONS CLUB: The Waterford Lions Club will hold their next dinner meeting at McGreivey’s Restaurant, Waterford on Wednesday, September 5 at 5:30 pm.. The Lions Club assists those in need of hearing and vision assistance and also supports many community outreach programs such as Waterford-Halfmoon BackPack program, scholarships, food pantry. The Lions Club invites anyone interested in being part of this community-oriented program to attend the dinner meeting to find out more about the organization. To make a reservation for the dinner meeting, contact Florence at 518-209-8073. Thursday, Sept. 6
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting group, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY VISITORS’ DAY: Tri-State Northeast Community Bible Study will have a Visitor’s Day on the first class day of the year, Thursday, September 6, from 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church, 484 Hill Road. Classes meet weekly during the school year. There are small discussion groups and a large group teaching each Thursday. Open to all ages and denominations. Visit southernvermont.cbsclass.org or the national website, communitybiblestudy.org, for more information. For further questions, contact Mary Batcheller at 518-686-3166 or mary.batcheller@gmail.com, or Linda Lennox at lennox.linda@gmail.com.
COUNTDOWN TO ROSH HASHANAH: Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Sunday, September 9. On September 6, an “Are We Ready?” service ties everything together on the final Shabbat of the year. 6 p.m., B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany. Free and open to all. For more information, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.
GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Adult Yoga Hour, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
INTERFAITH STORY HOUR: According to this month’s guest teller, Ashok Ramasubramanian, true seekers are few, the path is instantly hard, but the rewards are infinite. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Union College, Ashok’s stories have been featured on the Moth Radio Hour carried locally on WAMC-FM. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady. Come share your stories related to the theme of “Seeking Truth,” or just come to listen. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Audrey Seidman at 518-459-0661 or seidmanaudrey@yahoo.com or visit www.withourvoice.org/ifs.
MASONS: The Apollo-King Solomon’s Lodge #13 F.&A.M. will meet on Thursday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Road. The theme for the evening is “Welcome Back.” There will be a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Make reservations to the Junior Warden, Francis P. Burek, at 518-322-7966, or email bluetick7175@gmail.com, or visit masonsonline.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Teen Anime Club for ages 13-18, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Computer Help, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.
STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join Maria and all your Playgroup friends to read stories, listen to music, move around, make some crafts and, most of all, play! Kids 5 and under, along with parents and/or caregivers, are invited to join in playtime at the library. Siblings are welcome as well! Thursdays at 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown. Call 518-733-5750 or email director@stephentownlibrary.org for more information.
TROY CENTER: Everyone is welcome to sing along with entertainer Bob Marcello as he performs the greatest songs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s at Troy Center. All families and friends are welcome to this free monthly engagement. Bob will perform the first Thursday of every month from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Troy Center is located at 49 Marvin Avenue in Troy. Please contact Billejo Sass at 518-273-6646 or by email at bsass@troycenter.net for more information.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Crafts, 9 a.m. Sewing class, 9 a.m. Osteo Aerobics, 10 a.m. Health & Wellness activies, 10:30 a.m. Wheel of Fortune at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and bingo. Line dancing, 1 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348. Friday, Sept. 7
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Farmers’ Market, Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Apple Cider social 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Paint Your Mug, 6 p.m. Adults, please call 518-279-4023 to register. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CASTLETON FARMERS MARKET: The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) will be held every Friday from June 1 to September 28, from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150).
EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: On Friday, September 7, at 11 a.m. there will be a Membership Meeting at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend and be a part of the decisions that affect your senior center. Stay for a noon meal (entrée: Grilled Chicken Salad Cold Plate after the meeting for a suggested donation of $3. To make reservations for lunch, call the center at 518-279-3413.
FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONAL SERVICES: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, located at 600 State Street, (corner of State and Lafayette Streets), Schenectady, holds its special First Friday Devotional Services on September 7. Following the 12:15 p.m. Mass, there will be Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, including exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The public is cordially invited. St. Joseph’s Church is handicapped accessible and parking is available in the parking lot behind the Church. More information is available by calling 518-374-4466, Ext. 13.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Cards. Sign up for Legal Aid appointments. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
OPALKA GALLERY:Opening reception for “Sharon Bates:Exhibit B,” 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Sage College of Albany, 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany. The exhibit runs from August 28 – October 13. Visit Sage.edu/Opalka for more details.
RUMMAGE SALE: Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580 Central Ave., Colonie, will hold a Rummage Sale on Friday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include clothing, shoes, household items, books, CDs and DVDs, baby items, toys, furniture, linens, towels, collectibles, holiday items and more.Lunch will be available for sale both days from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:45 a.m. NY Connects Resource Fair, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.
WAR WITH IRAN?: “Is War With Iran Inevitable?” will be presented by Dr. Bahman Azad, retired professor of economics and sociology and former acting director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University. Dr. Azad served as a lieutenant in the Iranian Air Force and is organizational secretary of the U.S. Peace Council, co-chair of Iran Pledge of Resistance, NGO representative of the World Peace Council at the U.N., and coordinator of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases. 7:30 p.m., Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave., Woodstock. Suggested donation $10. Sponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response mideastcrisis.org, Hudson Valley BDS hudsonvalleybds.org, Jewish Voice for Peace-HV jvphudsonvalley.org, and Veterans for Peace. Contact: mecr@mideastcrisis.org or 845-876-7906 Saturday, Sept. 8
AARP DRIVERS’ SAFETY COURSE: 11 a.m., Brunswick Community Library. Please call the library at 518-279-4023 for more details.
ARMENIAN FESTIVAL: Live music, children’s rides, shish kebob dinners, Armenian pastries and Lahmajoun for sale. Noon – 8 p.m., Holy Cross Armenian Church, 255 Spring Avenue, Troy. For Lahmajoun orders, call Betty at 518-421-9309. For more information call Sonia at 518-951-9700, Antranig at 518-331-8559, or email HCArmenianpicnic@gmail.com.
BACK TO SCHOOL CLOSET: The Back to School Closet located at Bethany Church, 21 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands, is open Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. through September 12 and Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Closet accepts all school items but especially needs two pocket folders, composition books, highlighters, Kleenex, dry erase markers, loose leaf paper binders and Ziploc bags in quart and gallon size. Contact Carol Darmetko at 518-396-7580 or Jean Parker at 518-527-9928 if you want to drop off donations, or for further information.
CHICKEN BBQ: Gilead Lutheran Church serves ½ chicken, baked potato, corn, coleslaw, roll, homemade pie from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. for $10. Eat in, take out, walk-ins welcome. Call Jen at 518-248-1295 for reservations. Gilead Lutheran Church is located at the corner of NY 7 and route 278 (Brick Church Road) in the Town of Brunswick.
KAYAKING 4 MESO: The 4th annual Kayaking 4 Meso event is a paddle to raise awareness and donations for Mesothelioma research. Launch at 9:30 a.m. from the Flight Lock Road launch in Waterford for an approx. 7.5 mile paddle through six locks, with a NYS Police escort. Participants will need a kayak, paddle and PFD. $40 registration fee; register at www.kayaking4meso.org or emial markwells@kayaking4meso.org. All proceeds will be donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Festivities will continue at Halfmoon Lighthouse Park, 589 Hudson River Road, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
MELVILLE HOUSE: The Lansingburgh Historical Society opens the Herman Melville House and garden for tours and a tag sale on September 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The second in a series of Christmas ornaments depicting well known historical sites in the Burgh will be available, along with a new “Burgh” cap. The Melville House is located at 2 114th Street, Troy.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Story time is 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Be there when the library closes to enjoy a story, read, sing and play for about 30 minutes. For ages 2-4, but all are welcome. The Menands Public Library is located at 4 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-463-4035.
PEEBLES ISLAND STATE PARK: Join an environmental educator on Saturday, September 8, at 11 a.m. at Peebles Island State Park for an animal-themed walk to learn about the different species in the park. This program will meet at the Visitor Center and enjoy an hour-long, two-mile walk around the park. This program is open to all ages, but has been designed for families with children ages 5 and up. The hike will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. Registration is required for this program; please call Kim Hill at 518-584-2000, ext. 111, or email Kim.Hill@parks.ny.gov.
RAW MILK TALK: Mark McAfee, founder and chairman of Raw Milk Institute, presents “Raw Milk” Like No Other Food on Earth.” 2 p.m., Churchtown Dairy, 357 County Route 12, Hudson. Admission free; donations welcome. For more information contact info@churchtowndairy.org or 518-851-2042, or visit www.churchtowndairy.org.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Dream-Catcher Décor, 1 p.m. Create a dream catcher to decorate your room. For ages 9-17. Please sign up in advance. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.
RUMMAGE SALE: Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580 Central Ave., Colonie, will hold a Rummage Sale on Friday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include clothing, shoes, household items, books, CDs and DVDs, baby items, toys, furniture, linens, towels, collectibles, holiday items and more.Lunch will be available for sale both days from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. A ‘Bag Sale’ on Saturday will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
TASTE OF TROY FOOD TOUR: Taste of Troy food tours provide a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful downtown riverfront while sampling foods and beverages from establishments helping to revitalize this historic city. Arrive by 9:45 a.m. Tour starts from 275 River Street at 10 a.m. $49 per person, children 3-12 $29. Fee includes a progressive brunch/lunch. Book tickets before September 6 by calling 518-495-2277 or at www.tasteoftroyfoodtours.com.
UNCLE SAM: MAN & LEGEND: Explore sites associated with Samuel Wilson, aka Uncle Sam, including his home and the site of the meat packing plant that made him famous during the War of 1812. Tour starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market information booth, Monument Square, River Street, Troy. $10 adults, $5 Rensselaer County Historical Society members, children under 12 free. For more information call 518-272-7232 or email ksheehan@rchonline.org.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Upper Hudson Library Expedition encourages patrons to visit all 36 branches in the Upper Hudson Library System in September, October, and November. On Saturday, September 8, the Troy Public Library will have a family storytime at 11 a.m. with special guest Bad Kitty. Drop in crafts and activities will be held from noon – 3 p.m. Pick up your Expedition map, earn prizes as you go, and visit all the branches to become a 36er! The Troy Public Library Main branch is located at 100 Second Street, downtown Troy.
WALK WITH A DOC: The Walk With A Doc program is geared toward helping people improve their health and get active. Proceed at your own pace while walking with doctors from Capital Cardiology Associates, Troy Associates of Cardiology, Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in a fun, free walking program. Upon conclusion of the walk, nurses will take blood pressure and physicians will take your questions. The walk takes place on the second Saturday of each month. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Walk starts at 8 a..m at Riverfront Park, River and Fulton streets, Troy. For more information call 518-833-6479 or email collarcityramble@gmail.com.
WILD TAILS OF ALBANY: Wild Tails of Albany Animals is a first of its kind guided walking tour that leads your family on a safari through downtown Albany. You will uncover many creatures in the form of carvings and statues hidden in plain sight as your guide regales you with historic tails of Albany’s furry and feathered friends, big and small, including Owney the Railway Mail Dog and our beloved Nipper. Tours take place on the second Saturday of the month from May through October, starting at 11 a.m. at the Albany Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square. Adults $3, children free. Sunday, Sept. 9
ARMENIAN FESTIVAL: Live music, children’s rides, shish kebob dinners, Armenian pastries and Lahmajoun for sale. Noon – 4 p.m., Holy Cross Armenian Church, 255 Spring Avenue, Troy. For Lahmajoun orders, call Betty at 518-421-9309. For more information call Sonia at 518-951-9700, Antranig at 518-331-8559, or email HCArmenianpicnic@gmail.com.
BOWL-A-THON: Bowlers of all ages and abilities are invited to roll into fall at the NYSCOPBA Bowl-A-Thon, on Sunday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Uncle Sam Lanes, 600 Fulton Street, Troy. All proceeds benefit the Center for Disability Services Foundation, Inc., in support of the Center’s Creative MOVEment dance and music therapy programs. The Bowl-A-Thon honors the memory of Brian Viele, who was part of the Center for more than 40 years. In addition to bowling, a FLY 92.3 DJ will provide music and there will be food and drink, face painting and a silent auction. Registration is $20 per person, $60 for a team of four or $75 for a team of five. Players may raise the money through donations from friends and family, or pay to play. For information, registration, sponsorships or donations, go to www.cfdsny.org or call 518-944-2122.
CAPITAL DISTRICT HUMANIST SOCIETY: In ”The Economics of Diversity: Collective Responses to Disaster in Guatemala,” Dr. Walter E. Little, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Albany, will discuss how community and non‐governmental organizations and individuals across racial, ethnic, and class lines rethink economic development following the eruption of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala. Meet and mingle 12:30 p.m., Program 1:15 p.m. in Room 224 of the Albany Sage Colleges Campus, New Scotland Ave. at Academy Road, Albany. Free admission. For details and directions, call 518-533-2666, or visit www.humanistsociety.org.
COLUMBIETTE BREAKFAST: All you can eat from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for only $9. $4 for children 5-10, under 5 free. Latham Colony Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham.
CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING BOOK DISCUSSION: This month’s book is “The Art & Practice of Loving” by Frank Andrews. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. 6:30 p.m., Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.
FAMILY FARM DAY: Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County is partnering with multiple local agencies and business sponsors to offer insight into the seasons, land, and food at the Second Annual Family Farm Day on Sunday, September 9, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the CN Tommell Cattle Company in Berne. You and your family can discover the diversity of New York State agriculture and enjoy its bounty. This free family will be held rain or shine. For more infomration, call Ashley at 518-765-3500 or email arp253@cornell.edu.
FAMILY NATURE JOURNALING: Draw inspiration from nature and observe life in the Pine Bush. This event combines drawing, scientific observation, poetry and more as you record a visit to the Pine Bush in your own creative way. The program includes a short hike. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 1 p.m., Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany. Reservations are required; call 518-456-0655 or visit www.albanypinebush.org/events.
FOSTER PARENTING PRESENTATION: Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth is presenting an information session on foster parenting at the Troy Public Library’s Main branch, 100 Second Street, on Sunday, September 9, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Discussion will focus on the need for foster families and what the community can do to help families and children in need. There will be light refreshments, and a chance to take home a self-care basket. This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.
NORTH CHATHAM UNITED METHODIST: The North Chatham United Methodist Church kicks off their 2018-2019 Christian Education Program on Sunday, September 9. Classes start at 9:45 a.m. and will continue through late May. There are classes for youth from ages 3 and up, and an adult class. After worship on the September 9 there will be a picnic to celebrate the beginning of another year of learning and fun. Please join the congreagation for this festive day at 4274 Route 203 in North Chatham. For more information on this event, worship services or other church activities, please call 518-766-3535 or visit northchathammethodistchurch.org.
TROY FLEA: About 40 vendors sell their wares at the flea in Riverfront Park Sunday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. There are new, exciting vendors, as well as returning favorites this year providing a great mix of handmade and vintage items keeping the eclectic feel the market is known and loved for. Immediately following the Downtown BID-sponsored Yoga in the Park (in Riverfront Park along the Hudson River), visitors can hunt for vintage and upcycled treasures at Troy Flea every second and fourth Sunday through September from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
VAN SCHAICK MANSION TOUR: Built around 1735, the historic Van Schaick Mansion is where the Battle of Saratoga was planned. The English house with a Dutch flair is an amazing venue for considering the lives of the people who were here at the time of the American Revolution. Tours at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., 1 Van Schaick Avenue, Cohoes. $5 suggested donation; no charge for children. Call 518-439-0814 or email johannashogan@arthlink.net for more information.
VOLKSWALK ALBANY: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On September 9, a guided walk through Albany starts at 1:30 p.m. from the Albany Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.
WATERFORD HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor farmers market on the Erie Canal. Enjoy beautiful views and live music as you shop for local produce, baked goods, syrup, sauces, meat, art, soap, and more. Every Sunday through October 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford. Visit https://www.waterfordharbormarket.com/ for more information. Monday, Sept. 10
AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS: 9 a.m. – noon at the Watervliet Senior Center-1501 Broadway, Watervliet.$20 for AARP members and $25 non-members. Call 518-273-4422 to sign up.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
HONOR A DECEASED VETERAN: The Rensselaer County Honor a Deceased Veteran Program honors Thomas E. Hendry, Jr. at this month’s ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on September 10 in the Legislative Chambers, Third Floor of the County Office Building, located at 1600 Seventh Avenue, Troy. Thomas served in the United States Army during WWII as a Truck Driver, Infantryman and Mortar Crew Chief throughout the European Theater, receiving received numerous honors and awards including a Purple Heart, a Bronze Battle Star, The American Theater Medal, The European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal, The Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He worked for Rensselaer County for 36 years and retired as the Commissioner of Social Services in 1989. For more information contact The Rensselaer County Veterans Service Agency at 518-270-2760.
INTRODUCING GNOSTIC PHILOSOPHY: “The Wisdom to Allow Change” is a free Public Talk and Meditation introducing Gnostic Philosophy at Heartspace Yoga on Second Street in Troy. from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. This is offered by NAGA – Troy, a 501(c)3. More information is available at gnosis.troy.ny@gmail.com or https://troy-gnosis.squarespace.com/.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will discuss George Saunders’“Lincoln in the Bardo” on Monday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main branch, 100 Second Street. This discussion is free and open to the public. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you. For more information call the library at 518-274-7071 or visit www.thetroylibrary.org.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics, 9:30 a.m. Bowling at Uncle Sam Lanes, 12:30 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Downtown Troy.
WATERFORD DEMOCRATS: The Waterford Democratic Committee will hold its next general meeting on Monday, September 10, at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 93 Third Street, Waterford. The committee will discuss the election of a permanent slate of officers and coordinators for all eight of the town’s election districts. Election petitions will be available to those interested in running for one of the 16 seats on the Waterford Democratic Committee. All Democrats are welcomed and encouraged to attend. For further information, contact the Waterford Democratic Committee at WaterfordDem2018@gmail.com or call Ward Patton at 518-235-0886. Find the organization on Facebook at Democratic Party of Waterford. Tuesday, Sept. 11
AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS: 9 a.m. – noon at the Watervliet Senior Center-1501 Broadway, Watervliet.$20 for AARP members and $25 non-members. Call 518-273-4422 to sign up.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR: Stephentown Memorial Library would like to invite all Stephentown (and surrounding areas) senior citizens to the Senior Coffee Hour every Tuesday at 1 p.m. This is a time to gather with friends, enjoy some coffee and baked goods and participate in activities presented by Library staff member Maria Spear. Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 NY-43 in Stephentown.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Card party day, 10:30 a.m. Van transportation available for local errands. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for noon dinner reservations and more information.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Menands Public Library’s Fall Film Festival is dedicated to the works of Agatha Christie and Daphne Du Maurier. “Rebecca,” based on the Du Maurier novel and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, will be screened at 1 p.m. The Menands Public Library is located at 4 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-463-4035.
POESTENKILL SENIORS: Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sullivan-Jones post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, following by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clamsteams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest. Dues are $15 a year.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pre-school Storytime for ages 2-6, 11 a.m. Siblings welcome. Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page.
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS: The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham. All persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic are welcome to enjoy a fun evening. For more information, or for a link to a local magician, visit WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Art Night: Popsicle Stick Canvas & Sharpie Silhouette Art, 6 p.m. Glue together popsicle sticks to create a small canvas and then use sharpies to make beautiful silhouettes on gradient backgrounds. The Library will provide all the supplies needed; just bring your creativity. For ages 9-14. Registration required.For more information , call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Main branch is located at 100 Second Street in downtown Troy.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: AARP Safe Drivers Course held today; call 518-270-5348 for more information. 9 a.m., Knitting and Crocheting. 10:30 a.m., Health & Wellness activities. Arts 4 Vets meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Call 270-5349 to make a noon lunch reservation, or 270-5348 for more information. Wednesday, Sept. 12
AVERILL PARK COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: If you play a musical instrument, the Averill Park Community Orchestra is looking for new members. The orchestra is especially in need of string players (violin, viola, cello, string bass). APCO rehearses at Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., starting September 12, and performs two concerts a year, one in December and one in June. New members will be accepted through early October in preparation for a December 16 performance.If you or someone you know plays an orchestral instrument (strings, woodwinds, brass, or percussion) and may be interested in joining, please contact Christina Desmond at 518-948-0565.
BACK TO SCHOOL CLOSET: The Back to School Closet located at Bethany Church, 21 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands, is open Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. through September 12 and Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Closet accepts all school items but especially needs two pocket folders, composition books, highlighters, Kleenex, dry erase markers, loose leaf paper binders and Ziploc bags in quart and gallon size. Contact Carol Darmetko at 518-396-7580 or Jean Parker at 518-527-9928 if you want to drop off donations, or for further information.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CITZEN PREPAREDNESS PRESENTATION: The Rensselear County Health Department presents “Emergency Preparedness – Get Your Go Bag Together” at 11 a.m. at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. Rensselaer County Emergency Preparedness motto is “Are You Ready, Rensselaer County? Build a Kit, Make a Plan, Stay Informed.” Jennifer will talk about each of these concepts. Expect a quick discussion or handouts about extreme heat, cold food storage, fall hazards relating to emergency situations (short interactive game) and free or low cost ways to prepare for an emergency. For more information please call Penny at 518- 279-3413.
GRAFTON MERRYMAKERS: The monthly meeting of the Grafton Merrymakers will take place on September 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Everett Wager Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. The evening will start with a covered dish at 5:30 p.m. followed by the monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in this senior group or are planning on joining the Merrymakers please come to the meeting. The Merrymakers meet the second Wednesday of each month. Please call Betty Jean at 518-272-8624 for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. is Tech Advice Night at the Menands Public Library. Can’t figure out how to set up your new phone? Want to know what’s up with your data plan? Don’t know how to get pictures onto your computer? The library’s resident digital native, Ted, can help. Appointments aren’t necessary, but they are recommended. The Menands Public Library is located at 4 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-463-4035.
MINDFUL PRACTICES GROUP: All (including Beginners) are welcome; meditation instruction is available. The meeting format includes walking and sitting meditation, dharma presentation, and sharing dharma-related experiences. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., RPI’s Newman Center Hospitality House–4 Sherry Road, Troy, about 30 yards south of the RPI Chapel Center (near the intersection of Burdett and Peoples Avenues). Call 518-271-6949 or 518-273-1851 for more information.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Captain JP cruise; call 518-270-5348 for details. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Health & Wellness activities 10:30 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.
VOLKSWALK CLIFTON PARK: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On September 9, a guided walk through Clifton Park starts at 10 a.m. from the Food Court at the Clifton Country Mall. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org. Thursday, Sept. 13
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting group, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
PERENNIAL GARDENING: Join the Friends of Peebles Island on September 13 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on perennial gardening. Stacy Simmons, manager at Brookside Nursery in Ballston Spa and a member of the “green industry” for over 25 years, will discuss late-season perennials and shrubs for our “zone,” including native plants, familiar plants, and under-used plants. Stacy will go over tips for preparing our gardens to weather the changes ahead. The presentation will be in the Peebles Island Visitor Center, located at 1 Delaware Avenue, Cohoes, and is free and open to the public.
PRIMARY DAY BAKE SALE: Noon – 6 p.m., Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Teen Anime Club for ages 13-18, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Computer Help, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.
STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join Maria and all your Playgroup friends to read stories, listen to music, move around, make some crafts and, most of all, play! Kids 5 and under, along with parents and/or caregivers, are invited to join in playtime at the library. Siblings are welcome as well! Thursdays at 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown. Call 518-733-5750 or email director@stephentownlibrary.org for more information.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Family Craft Night: Marbleized Art with Shaving Cream, 6 p.m. Registration is required; supplies are limited. Participants must be at least 4 years old to register. All children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For more information, or to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Main branch is located at 100 Second Street in downtown Troy. Friday, Sept. 14
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Farmers’ Market, Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Winery Knitters, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CASTLETON FARMERS MARKET: The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) will be held every Friday from June 1 to September 28, from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150).
EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: Join the seniors at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, on Friday, September 14 at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate September birthdays with birthday chairperson Marcia Trask. If you have any questions or if you would like to enjoy a noon lunch, (entrée; Haddock Square) for a suggested donation of $3, please contact the center at 518-279-3413.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:45 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348. Saturday, Sept. 15
CRAILO HARVEST FAIRE: An old-fashioned agricultural festival devoted to all aspects of harvest time in the Colonial-era Hudson Valley. Harvest Faire offers 17th and 18th century music, Colonial Dutch reenactors, Native American and Colonial demonstrations, vendors, games and other activities. 11 a.m., Crailo State HIstoric Site, 9 1/2 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer. Harvest Faire is a free outdoor event; a nominal fee is charged fo rentry to the museum exhibit inside Carilo State Historic Site. For information about accessibility and more details, please call 518-463-8738. Rain date September 16.
THE ENCHANTED CITY: The Enchanted City, a steampunk tale of Troy, is the fairytale of the future and past revealed in the city’s historic streets. The event draws upon the unique aspects of Troy and honors its Victorian/industrial heritage while highlighting today’s emerging creative economy and technological sector. It includes food, historical tours, panel discussions, costume competitions and the Troy Mini Maker Faire. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the junction of River and First Streets. See more details at www.enchantedtroy.com.
FRIENDS OF WATERFORD LIBRARY: The Friends of the Waterford Public Library will meet to vote for officers, discuss and plan 2018-2019 events and fundraising activities on Saturday, September 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Van Schoonhoven Square, Waterford. Members of the community interested in participating and joining the Friends are invited to attend. The Friends of the Waterford Public Library work with the Library Director and Library trustees to support and advance the services and goals of the Library.
KINDERHOOK LIBRARY BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library September Book Sale takes place on Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16 at the McNary Center of St. Paul’s Church just steps from the Library in Kinderhook. Thousands of new and gently used books have been donated and sorted for easy browsing into mystery, general fiction and non-fiction as well as crafts, art, health, science and coffee table books. Special, local interest and collectible books will be offered at affordable prices in the foyer. A collection of new and like-new cookbooks sure to whet everyone’s appetite. The book sale opens on Saturday at 9 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. Budget conscious readers can return on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to purchase by donation. The McNary Center is located on Sylvester Street in the Village of Kinderhook.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Story time is 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Be there when the library closes to enjoy a story, read, sing and play for about 30 minutes. For ages 2-4, but all are welcome. The Menands Public Library is located at 4 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-463-4035.
OAKWOOD CEMETERY TOUR: Join Ned Pratt and Michael Barrett for “Tiffany Windows, Waterfalls and a 100 Mile View” as they introduce you to the beauty and history of Oakwood Cemetery. See the Earl Chapel’s Tiffany windows, Uncle Sam’s grave, a 100-mile view and ponds, waterfalls, striking gravesite markers and more. Meet at the Earl Chapel at 1 p.m. $15. Register by phone at 518-272-7520. Sunday, Sept. 16
FARM DAY OUT: Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County and Wagner Farms on September 16 for Rensselaer County’s first annual Farm Day Out. This free self-guided farm tour will take place at Wagner Farms (166 Garfield Rd, Poestenkill) from noon – 3 p.m. Wagner Farms is a 3rd generation dairy farm in Poestenkill that has 430 head of cattle and produces corn silage and hay. Come learn about a variety of topics such as: Nutrition, Farm Equipment/Tractor Safety, and Milking/Milk Quality while actually being on a dairy farm. For more information, call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at 518-272-4210.
KINDERHOOK LIBRARY BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library September Book Sale concludes on Sunday, September 16 at the McNary Center of St. Paul’s Church just steps from the Library in Kinderhook. Thousands of new and gently used books have been donated and sorted for easy browsing into mystery, general fiction and non-fiction as well as crafts, art, health, science and coffee table books. Special, local interest and collectible books will be offered at affordable prices in the foyer. A collection of new and like-new cookbooks sure to whet everyone’s appetite. Budget conscious readers can purchase by donation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The McNary Center is located on Sylvester Street in the Village of Kinderhook. PLATEAU PANORAMA:Rensselaer Plateau Board members Shari and Dick Gibbs inivte you to share their treasured view of the Rensselaer Plateau. Bring your own picnic to the Hidley Farm, 287 Hidley Road, Wynantskill, starting at 10 a.m., and walk, hike or bike to the hilltop family cemetery to enjoy the panoramic vista. Hikers should be able to walk about a half-mile up the hill to the cemetery; very young or elderly can be brought to the site by vehicle if necessary. Call 518-283-0155 or email sdgibbs@gmail.com to register by September 12.
WATERFORD HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor farmers market on the Erie Canal. Enjoy beautiful views and live music as you shop for local produce, baked goods, syrup, sauces, meat, art, soap, and more. Every Sunday through October 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford. Visit https://www.waterfordharbormarket.com/ for more information. Monday, Sept. 17
MASONS: The Mount Zion Masonic Lodge #311 F.&A.M. will meet on Monday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Road, to plan the fall and winter schedule. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. Tuesday, Sept. 18
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR: Stephentown Memorial Library would like to invite all Stephentown (and surrounding areas) senior citizens to the Senior Coffee Hour every Tuesday at 1 p.m. This is a time to gather with friends, enjoy some coffee and baked goods and participate in activities presented by Library staff member Maria Spear. Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 NY-43 in Stephentown.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Card party day, 10:30 a.m. Van transportation available for local errands. Bus trip to The Big E. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for noon dinner reservations and more information. POESTENKILL SENIORS: Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sullivan-Jones post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, following by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clamsteams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest. Dues are $15 a year.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pre-school Storytime, 11 a.m. Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered. Plastic Lace Craft, 3 p.m. for ages 5-17. Learn how to make a staircase stitch or box stitch with plastic cord. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page. Wednesday, Sept. 19
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: Dr. Ruth Galloway is a forensic archeologist who is comfortable with her job and her two cats. Then, DCI Nelson calls upon her to help identify the bones of a missing child. Then, her world turns around. Elly Griffiths brings Dr. Ruth to life in “The Crossing Places” and transports you to a world of ritual sacrifice and more. Join the Mystery Book Club at the Cohoes Public Library on September 19 at 10:30 a.m. to share your impressions of Ruth. More info ar www.CohoesPublicLibrary.org under Book Clubs.
WATERVLIET SENIOR CENTER: Membership Meeting at 3:30 p.m., Dinner at 4 p.m. Guests welcome. Experience Chef Rob’s famous Eggplant Dinner and cash Bingo. Call 518-273-4422 to sign up. Watervliet Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet. Thursday, Sept. 20
AMERICAN REVOLUTION ROUND TABLE: On Thursday September 20, 2018, the American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution present, “Washington’s Lieutenants: The Generals of the Continental Army” by William M. Welsch. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with time for socializing and networking, followed by the program at 7 p.m. in Roger Bacon Building Room 202 (Key Auditorium) at Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Albany. Parking is free and please park in Lots L, F or G. o register, please provide your names(s), telephone number in an email to arrthudsonmohawkvalleys@gmail.com or by phone at 518-774-5669.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting group, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: East Smart Ideas, 11 a.m. Health Department presentation on disaster preparedness, noon. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
TREASURES IN THE CLOSET: This open-discussion program at the Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center promotes exploring curious items from our homes. It is not intended as an appraisal workshop. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., 2 Museum Lane, Waterford. Free for presenters; $5 donation to attend. Register by September 1 to present an item. Call 518-238-0809 or visit www.waterfordmuseum.com for more information.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Family Science Night: DIY Marble Runs, 6 p.m. Using cardboard rolls, paper plates, strings, and other supplies, children with the help of their family members will construct a marble run and then test them out. Dress for mess. Registration is required; supplies are limited. Participants must be at least 4 years old to register, and children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For more information, or to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Main branch is located at 100 Second Street in downtown Troy. Friday, Sept. 21
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP TRAINING: Pastoral Care Ministry Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Training. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Latham. $100 program fee includes 3 sessions, and materials. Pre-registration required. Registration deadline: September 14. All faith traditions welcome. Register at https://www.rcda.org/2018bsgft. Email Maria.Schollenberger@rcda.org or call 518-641-6818 for more information.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Farmers’ Market, Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CASTLETON FARMERS MARKET: The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) will be held every Friday from June 1 to September 28, from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150).
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
YADDO GHOST TOURS: Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allen Poe, the Trask family and other contemporary visitors to the Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent lead ghosts tours are held on Friday and Sunday evenings from September 21 – October 28 at 5 p.m., starting at the Yaddo Gardens parking lot. Yaddo Gardens tours do not include the Yaddo Mansion. Admission $10 per person. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746or www.yaddo.org. Saturday, Sept. 22
50 CENT BASKET SOCIAL: The Poestenkill Christian Church will host a 50 Cent Basket Social at the Sullivan Jones Post (VFW Post), 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill, on Saturday, September 22. Doors open at 1 p.m. and calling begins at 2 p.m. There will be an array of baskets and gift cards to be raffled. Tickets are 50 cents each or 25 for $10 Ice cream sundaes and beverages will be available for purchase. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. For more information call Barbara at 518-279-9458.
FRENCH-LANGUAGE FILM SCREENING: La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York presents the 2005 French Canadian film “Familia” on Saturday, September 22, at 1 p.m. at the Troy Public Library Main Branch, 100 Second Street. In French with English sub-titles. As a courtesy, please call the Library at 518-274-7071 to reserve a seat. Follow La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York at www.albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook.
NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH: September is National Recovery Month. On Saturday, September 22, at 6 p.m., St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center will host speakers sharing hope in recovery. There will be a 12 Step Eucharist at 4 p.m. and Community Potluck Dinner immediately following at St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, off Pruyn Hill Road, Town of Halfmoon, (GPS Mechanicville, NY 12118.) For more information about the St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center, visit www. http://stlukesonthehill.org/RRC.html. Saturday, Sept. 29
UNKNOWN MUSEUMS OF UPSTATE: The Lansingburgh Historical Society presents a lecture by Chuck D’Imperio on his book “The Unknown Museums of Upstate New York”, which includes Lansingburgh’s Melville House, on September 29 at 2 p.m. at the Melville House, 2 114th Street, Troy. A donation of $5 for members and a $6 donation from not yet members is appreciated. Reservations are not necessary.

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