Around Troy 10.31.19

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Ilium Literary Club Meeting

The Ilium Literary Club will meet at 2 pm on Friday, 11/1/19 at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd. Troy. Phyllis Chapman of Vintage Visitors will present Notorious Shady Ladies of the 19th Century. Guests welcome. Executive Board will meet at 1:30 pm.

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Hope United Methodist Church Movie NIght

Hope United Methodist Church (566 Brunswick Road, Troy, NY) will host a pot luck dinner and movie night on Friday, November 8th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Sight and Sounds “Jonah” will be shown. For information contact Hope UMC at 518.279.1403. All are welcome for this evening of good food and family entertainment.

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4-H Cloverbud Cooking Class

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H Youth Development program is holding a Cloverbud Chefs program. This session is for youth between the ages of five and seven who like to cook. The 4-H Cloverbud Chefs will meet at the CCE office, located at 61 State St., Troy on the second floor, on Wednesdays, November 13 and November 20 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There is a $20.00 registration fee for 4-H members and $25.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required no later than November 8th and registration will be limited. To register a youth, or for more information, please contact Eileen DePaula at 518-272-4210 or For more information about this and other programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, please call 518-272-4210. No one shall be denied the opportunity to participate or receive information based on their ability to pay. If you have special needs that we can accommodate please let us know at the time of your call.

10/03/2019 – 10/31/2019

Ultimate Shopping Trip Fundraiser for Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry in Troy.

The 2019 Ultimate Shopping Trip to Pennsylvania departs from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms, on Friday, November 1st and returns, Sunday, November 3rd.

Shopping includes American Candle, Kitchen Kettle, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, The Shops at Rockvale, Philadelphia Premium Outlets and optional trips to Tanger Outlets & Kozier’s Christmas Village. Accommodations are provided by Comfort Inn Lancaster – Rockvale Outlet, complimentary breakfast Is included with your stay.

Cost per person (based on room occupancy) – Double: $225/person, Triple: $185/person, or Quad $165/person. The fee includes bus, hotel, and driver’s tip. Limited spaces available.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or

10/03/2019 – 10/31/2019

Caves and Caverns of New York State

Join us Wednesday, November 6th, at 6:00 pm at the Troy Public Library when Bill Cotrofeld will speak about the caves of New York State, how they were formed, early explorers and caving equipment and safety, along with a video presentation.

Bill and two high school friends in Albany, NY became interested in cave exploring (commonly known as “spelunking”), after finding a book in the Albany Public Library titled “Underground Empire” by Clay Perry of Pittsfield, Mass. Using the cave information in the book they then turned to the New York State Museum Geology Bulletins for the areas mentioned to try and locate the caves themselves. They found two early NYSM publications that had entire chapters written on the caves in several areas of New York State. Together with USGS topographic maps and the NYS Museum information they were able to locate virtually all of the now famous caves in New York State. Next was a trip to the Army- Navy Store to purchase helmets, carbide lamps, boots, etc. For the next four years Bill and his buddies spent just about every free weekend exploring the caves in the Helderberg Mountains and Schoharie Valley.

In 1956 Bill joined the National Speleological Society (NSS), an International organization composed of people interested in the study of caves (speleology) and exploring caves. Bill received his Life Membership in the NSS at his 50-Year milestone , and is now approaching his 65-Year Membership.

This program is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy NY 12180.

10/18/2019 – 11/14/2019

Lansingburgh Historical Society Annual Holiday Party and Talk

Lansingburgh Historical Society’s Annual Holiday party,talk and raffle will be Thursday, November 21, 2019 once again at the Van Schaick Country Club 201 Continental Ave., Cohoes, NY 12047. “The Anti Rent Strikers of the 1800’s” will be presented by well known and lively historian speaker, Michael Barrett at 7:00 pm. Dinner at 5:30 by reservation only to Max 410 at The Van Schaick Country Club, 518-237-0145. Basket raffles, 50-50 and a raffle of beautiful Holiday Dishes to follow. Admission is $15 at the door you will be given a free raffle ticket with the cost of admission. Any questions or concerns call John or Mary Ellen Ward at 518-885-4295. Proceeds from this event helps the Society maintain the history of Lansingburgh and maintenance on the House

10/10/2019 – 11/14/2019

Yoga Program –Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch in conjunction with the Troy YMCA, will offer Yoga classes on Wednesdays, October 16th – November 20th at 5:30PM. This is an all-level yoga class that will invigorate your body and reduce stress. You will experience traditional yoga poses, stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques which will improve your flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness. Please bring your own mat.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the library at 235-5310 or online at The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street , Troy, New York.

10/31/2019 – 11/14/2019

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is open from 9:00 am until noon on Saturday, November 2 and 16, with the following half-priced author specials: Mary Higgins Clark, Clive Cussler, Debbie Macomber and John Sandford. Four great authors at a great price! Come check out our new donations. Thanks for your continued support. See you at the Book Nook!!

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Literature and Landscapes

In this class, led by artist Joy Ting, participants will read and discuss poetry and short stories, and then, create colorful and expressive landscape art using a variety of mixed media.

The class will be held at the Lansingburgh Library on Tuesday, November 19th, 4:30-6:30.

The class will run again at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, November 26th, 5:30-7:30.

To register, call the library at 51-235-5310, visit at 27 114th Street or go online to

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.

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