Around Troy 06.27.19

Oakwood’s Chapel Tours Scheduled for Troy Night Out Dates

Get an early start to your Troy Night Out with a stop at the “castle on the hill” the Gardner Earl Chapel. The Friends of Oakwood will offer tours at 2pm and 3pm on the last Friday of the month, June 28 and July 26.

Just $10. pp, children under 12 free. No registration required. Pay cash on arrival. Rain or shine. Groups of 8 or more, please call Heidi 518-221-7941. Sorry, no dogs. GPS: 186 Oakwood Avenue (route 40 just off Hoosick Street)

Come see this ornate Victorian chapel before you head downtown for the rest of Troy’s festivities. The National Historic Landmark is a popular site for weddings and special events as well as funerals. We may even take a peek into one of the old cremation retorts!

Gilead Lutheran – Serving the Community

Summer services begin June 30th at 9:30 a.m. Please join us at Gilead Lutheran Church as we continue in our 277th year serving the community of Brunswick and surrounding communities with worship and outreach. Gilead is located on 308 Brick Church Road (Intersection of Route 278 and Route 7) in Center Brunswick. We invite you to join us as we continue our missions inside and outside the community and within our congregation. Future dates: June 27th and July 25th pantry, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Also, stay tuned for: Sunday School classes begin monthly on September 8th, and a chicken barbeque in September (cooked by our own chefs.) Story dinners will resume in October. We are handicap accessible with an outside elevator. Contact 518-279-9270. www.gileadlutheran.org.

Share the gift of camp!

Our Hope 7 Traveling Summer Camp brings 60 children daily, ages 5-13, to our beautiful state parks for physical activity, swimming, arts & crafts, social skill building, emotional learning, and good, old-fashioned summer fun. Our programs are designed to build children up – mind, body, and spirit. A nourishing lunch and snack are provided at no charge to fuel them for the adventures of the day.

The need for quality childcare for the long summer hours is so vital, but the cost is difficult for parents to bear. In light of this, Hope 7 has maintained low family rates despite rising program costs to ensure a quality program is available to those who need it, but the need is far greater than we can handle alone. We need your help!

Our sponsorship program is designed to cover part or all of the cost of camp. The cost per week for one child is $170. Last year, 40 children were able to attend camp with the help of sponsors like you!

If you would like to sponsor a child for camp who is in need of financial assistance, please contact Samantha Adkisson at hope7.samantha@nullgmail.com or 518-272-8029 or send a check to Hope 7 at 596 Pawling Ave, Troy.

Brunswick Church Vacation Bible School

Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY announces that sign up for Vacation Bible School July 8-12 from 9:00 to Noon is now open.

Children ages 3 through completed 5th grade are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

This year’s theme Roar – Life is Wild – God is Good.

Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, and make great crafts that will include a do-it-yourself designed t-shirt and photo souvenir.

Go to our website www.brunswickchurch.org to register or call 518-279-3792 to register by phone, get directions or for more information.

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Announces Irish Night for Literacy with Triskele

On Thursday, July 11, Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County will host the first-ever Irish Night for Literacy with music by Triskele at the Hangar on the Hudson, 675 River Street, Troy, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00. Triskele [Tris-kay-lee] is an all-female Celtic band from Albany, N.Y. Known for their stunning harmonies and Irish wit, they sing in the Gaelic language, performing traditional, original and some modern Celtic/Irish music. There will be a special performance by the An Clár School of Irish Dance. All proceeds will benefit LVORC’s literacy services and programs for adults and children in Rensselaer County and nearby communities. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit www.lvorc.org or call (518) 244-4650.

Lansingburgh Historical Society

Lansingburgh Historical Society will open the Melville House, 2 114th St., Troy, NY, on July 13, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm. Our guest “Artist of the Month” will be Kathleen DeRosa. Kathleen is a graduate of Russell Sage College and has traveled extensively even living in a kibbutz! Kay is also the beloved photographer posting her pictures, old and new to the “We Were Burghers Once and Young” Face Book Page. Her book “Lansingburgh Through My Lens” is a compilation of her photos lovingly taken throughout Lansingburgh. She will give a brief talk, have books available for purchase and autographing that day. For further information, please call John or Mary Ellen Ward at 518-885-4295. A $5 donation is always appreciated.

Form a team and join the fight to end Alzheimer’s!

Did you ever think of starting a team to help eliminate Alzheimer’s disease? You’re invited to attend a session on how to start a team and participate in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It’s easy to sign up, and it is an extremely rewarding experience. Join us in the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor!

In the session, we’ll share ideas about how to register your team, team building, and fundraising. Teams can be just one person or as many as you like! One in three people know someone who is living with Alzheimer’s. Here is your chance to help improve their lives and prevent others from having to live with this devastating disease.

Please drop in to learn more on one of the dates and locations below. Stop in any time during the time frame listed. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lori Gardner at (518) 461-1439 or Thorel Mead at (518) 283-3077. Help us make a difference!

Please join us on:

August 6, 2019- Brunswick Community Center, 6:30-8:00, Concert in the park.

We hope to see you there!

Together we can help end Alzheimer’s disease!

Upcoming Events for Center Brunswick UM Church

We look forward to sharing God’s fellowship with our community.

Save the Dates:

October 5 Swiss Steak Supper

December 14 Christmas Bazaar

2020 Dates to remember:

January 4 Brooks BBQ sponsored by Jubilation Station

April 25 Swiss Steak Supper

Center Brunswick UMC is located at 990 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180. Inquiries can be sent to smb148tr@nullaol.com

Brunswick Cares Food Pantry Kid’s Summer Meal Bags

The Brunswick Cares Food Pantry is offering “Kids Meal Bags” this summer to our registered families beginning Saturday, June 22nd, and continuing through Saturday, August 31st.

Kids Meal Bags will be distributed to families of school age children during our normal pantry hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Limit one bag per child per week.

Our Pantry is located at Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY 12180.

Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Born A Crime by Trevor Noah on Monday, July 1st, at 6:30 PM.

Our monthly book group meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

This discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org

Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.

Mr. Ferris and His Fabulous Wheel: The Troy Connections

On Friday, June 28th, at 6PM, during Troy Night Out, P. Thomas Carroll, will be at the Troy Public Library to discuss George Ferris and His Fabulous Wheel.

When the first-ever Ferris Wheel went into operation at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago on 21 June 1893, it was an instant sensation, attracting 1.6 million riders in under 5 months.

Few people know, however, that the wheel’s inventor, George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., used to live in Troy, New York, and in all likelihood, he patterned his famous wheel after a well-known industrial device right here in Troy. This talk will tell the tale of that first wheel’s triumphant appearance, document all we know about its Troy connections, and then tell the sad tale of its later ignominious demise in St. Louis.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 518-274-7071 or go online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

A Universe of Music and Dance: Old Time fiddle and banjo concert and dance

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursday, June 27, 6-7:15 pm, and kick up your heels to live fiddle music by the Peter, Paul and George trio. The program begins with a concert of sizzling hot fiddle and banjo tunes and a couple of fun songs too! This tradition of community dancing and music has been handed down from generation to generation. We play music and lead people of all ages (2 to 102), especially those who have not danced before, in easy to-learn American barn-dance favorites: circles, squares, singing games and contras. While participation in the dancing is encouraged — and it’s hard to sit still — it’s fun to just listen to the music and watch too!

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

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