Around Troy 11/08/18

I Love My Library Shopping Day

Market Block Books, 290 River Street, is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 18th, from 11AM-3PM. Market Block Books will donate 20% of all sales to support the Troy Public Library (no bonus book cards or other discounts will be available on this date).  Come out and support your library and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Make your purchase count doubly by purchasing an item from the library’s wish list and donate both the item plus 20% of the sale to the library!

Please feel free to contact the library at 518 274-7071, or 518 235-5310 if you need further details, or have any questions.


Chapel and Cultural Center Benefit

Craft Fair

The University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice at the Capel and Cultural Center on 2125 Burdett Avenue in Troy, will hold its annual craft fair on Sat., Nov. 17th, from 3-6:30pm; and Sun., Nov. 18th, after each Mass (9am, 10:30am and 5pm). All proceeds will benefit St. James School in Kalk Bay, South Africa. Please join us, all are welcome! Any questions, please contact Jean Francois at j-francois@nycap. or 518 225-1409.


Brunswick Elks Holiday Craft Fair

On November 10, from 9am to 3pm, the Ladies Auxiliary Annual Holiday Craft Fair will take place. Over 35 Artisans, & Crafters for all your holiday gift giving. FREE ADMISSION! Free chance to win the $50.00 Master Card Door Prize Raffle open to all that attend (no purchase necessary). Bake Sale, Gift basket raffles, 50/50 and much more. For more information, leave a message for Cindy at or 518-431-9271. The Brunswick Elks Lodge #2556 is located at 665 Brunswick Rd, Troy.



Troy Senior Center Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 – “SPECIAL DINNER” honoring Veteran’s Day… (Vets eat free!) 11:15 Entertainment by: Joe C Pro Sound.
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 “MOVIE & MUNCH”

10:00 – Muffins & Coffee from United Health Care

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 – 11:00 “Cornell Tasting”.


Oakwood Cemetery Family Christmas Concert

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 8th, with a snow date of Sunday, Dec. 9th, 1pm; $10 per family.

Reservations with payment are required by Friday, December 7th. Seating is limited. Come enjoy the beauty of the Earl Chapel* and its excellent acoustics as you listen to some seasonal carols by the Highlight Acting Troupe.  Sing along with your favorites, sip some cocoa or cider and nibble on Christmas cookies provided by the Friends of Oakwood. Delight in the clever decorations created by the Halfmoon Button Club. Chances are there will even be a surprise visitor. Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! Call 518-328-0090 to reserve. Leave name, phone and email, number of people. Drop off or mail your payment to Friends of Oakwood Concert c/o Oakwood Cemetery 50—101st Street, Troy.  If snow date is necessary, it will be posted on our Facebook page:   Oakwood Cemetery Troy.

*For Chapel GPS, use: 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy.



Annual Fresh Florida Citrus Fundraiser

The yearly Troy Kiwanis Fresh Florida Fruit sale is on again

to raise money for projects that directly assist Troy area youth. 20 lbs. for only $25

Navel Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit or a Mixed Case.

Most area groups are charging well over $30/case.

Orders must be received by Sunday 11/18. Call Dean at 518-322-0826. Fruit will arrive in Troy, by 12/13, in plenty of time for Holiday Gift Giving!

Kiwanis Serving the Children of the World!


AWANA Kids Club

AWANA is a Christian kids club mixing fun games and activities with thoughtful devotions and Bible memorization. Open to preschool children through grade six, meeting Wednesdays, 6-8pm, at Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane (off Rt. 351). For more information, email Director of Nurture Ministries Niki Campbell at or call 518-279-3792, ext. 11.


Holiday Pop-Up Tours at Oakwood Chapel

Do you have relatives coming from out of town for Thanksgiving? Are you wondering how you’ll amuse them after you’ve done all the turkey dinner and Black Friday stuff?  Here’s your chance to impress them with something completely different!

The Friends of Oakwood will offer guided tours of the Gardner Earl Chapel at 1pm and 2pm on Saturday, November 24th, for just $10. per person. Children under 12 are free. Registration is not required, but each tour will be limited to 40 people with priority going to registrants. Please call 518-328-0090 with preferred tour time, name, phone, email and number of people. The castle-like Earl Chapel is a National Historic Landmark boasting spectacular stained-glass windows, oak carvings and marble mosaics. It is a popular venue for intimate weddings as well as memorials and funerals. For Googlemap directions, use 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy.


The Social History of Washington Park

On Tuesday, November 20th, at 6:30PM, Steve Muller, co-author of “Washington Park, Troy, New York: A Social History,” published by the Rensselaer County Historical Society, will review the history of Troy’s most prestigious 19th century neighborhood and relate some of the many stories about the important and interesting people who lived there. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

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



Thanksgiving Dinner

The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a family-style, sit-down dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd. Dinner will be served at 2PM in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

If you do not want to cook, if you have no one to cook for, or if you just want some company and homemade pie, then please come to the Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church for Thanksgiving Dinner. All the favorites will be served – turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash, homemade pies and more.

Make your reservation now for this free dinner by calling 518-273-6859. Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue in Troy.



RPI Chapel + Cultural Center Honored for their 50th Anniversary

The Chapel + Cultural Center, a multipurpose performing arts and worship space that serves the educational, cultural, social, and spiritual needs of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the surrounding Troy and greater Capital Region communities was honored by Rensselaer County Democratic Minority Leader Cindy Doran on their 50th Anniversary.

A proclamation was presented by Legislator Cindy Doran to Fr. Ed Kacerguis, Pastor of the University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice, to Fran Hyde, President of the Rensselaer Newman Foundation, and to Kevin Krillik, Director of the Chapel + Cultural Center.

~Submitted by Antoinette Hueber, Rensselaer County Legislature



Consortium Actors Presents RUMORS, a Comedy by Neil Simon

If you enjoyed Hairspray or Joseph..Dreamcoat this summer, you won’t want to miss our next show!!!!  Join us for a comedy that will tickle your funny bone as this madcap melee keeps you guessing that even YOU might be the rumor!

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Show times:

Thursday – Saturday, November 8th-11th – 7PM.

Saturday, Nov. 10th – 2PM.

Sunday, Nov. 11th – 2PM.

Location: Header Little Theater, Russell Sage College

65 1st Street, Troy. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Seniors and Students. To purchase tickets, visit www.ConsortiumActors. com.

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