Around Troy 11.14.19

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 www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street , Troy, New York.

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

“I Love My Library” Troy Public Library Fundraiser at Market Block Books

Market Block Books, 290 River Street, is graciously hosting a fundraising event for the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 17th 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 274-7071 or 235-5310 if you need further details or have any questions.

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!!

11/07/19-11/14/19

French Film Screening at The Troy Public Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, November 16th at 1PM as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York continues their 2019-20 film series with the screening of the film “The Butterfly.” (NR 79 min.)

When eight-year-old Elsa and her oft-absent mother move into the apartment next to Julien, an ornery butterfly collector, the persistent and curious Elsa adopts the reluctant old man as her surrogate grandpa. But when Julien leaves town for a week-long hiking expedition in the Alps to find a rare butterfly, he instead discovers an uninvited companion — Elsa!

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

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Center Brunswick Fire Company – Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair

Join us Saturday, November 16th at the Center Brunswick Fire House, 1045 Hoosick Road, Center Brunswick (across from the Town Offices), from 9AM-2PM, for our Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair. This event will feature many local crafters and vendors for your holiday shopping needs. There will also be raffles, 50/50, bake sale, free admission and parking. We will have light breakfast items and coffee for sale as well as a hot lunch for those hungry shoppers. Proceeds from this event will benefit our 75th Anniversary celebration in August 2020.

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Our Special Connections workshop Learning from our loved ones

Beth Tephilah Synagogue, located on 82 River Street in Troy, will be having a special workshop Sunday, November 17th at 1 p.m. called “Our Special Connections”. Each person will be given the opportunity to share their life lessons about their loved ones who passed away. Everyday corresponds to a unique portion of the Torah and the day of passing of a person shows on the completion of all that person’s efforts of their lifetime. In this workshop we will compare the unique portion of the Torah for the day of passing of a particular loved one and see how that Torah portion can shed light on the lessons of that person’s lifetime. In addition to the workshop there will be served a vegan soup cafe with a variety of different gluten free soups and flatbreads some of the breads will be gluten-free as well. Different unique vegetable toppings , a spinach quinoa salad along with special herbal teas will also be served. All the foods are made with very little sugar or salt or oil and are very flavorful. The admission is only $5 and this event is primarily for adults. For any information on any of these events please call 518-894-3490

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 www.thetroylibrary.org.

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.

11/07/2019 – 11/21/2019

Hope 7 Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair

Join Hope 7 at Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave, Troy, on November 24th, from 11AM-4PM, for our annual vendor & craft fair. This event will have over 70 crafters & vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs. The first 100 shoppers through the door get entered into a special door prize drawing. There will also be a variety of raffles, 50/50, bake sale, free admission & free parking. Proceeds from this event to benefit Hope 7’s food pantry. Bring an unwrapped toy for our pantry’s Santa Shop and receive 5 free raffles tickets! Carol’s food truck will be on site for all you hungry shoppers! For further information please contact mhouser35@nullaol.com or lauratbev@nullaol.com.

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. This workshop will take place at the Troy Public Library -Lansingburgh Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

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.

11/14/2019 – 11/28/2019

Thanksgiving Pop-Up Tours at Oakwood National Historic Landmark – Saturday Nov. 30

Do you have out of town guests coming for Thanksgiving? Are you wondering how you’ll entertain 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 Cemetery will offer guided tours of the Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel & Crematorium at 1pm and 2pm on Saturday November 30th for just $10. per person. Children under 12 are Free. Registration is not required but is preferred. Please call 518-328-0090 with desired tour time, name, phone, email and number of people. Each tour will be limited to 40 people.

The castle-like Earl Chapel is a National Historic Landmark, boasting an interior of Victorian splendor including spectacular stained-glass windows, oak carvings and marble mosaics. You’ll hear the brief story of the young man who inspired this gorgeous building and you’ll see why it is a popular venue for intimate weddings as well as social events, memorials and funerals. You’ll even have the option to take a peek into one of the old cremation retorts! For Google map directions use 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy. The Oakwood Avenue (Route 40) entrance is a short drive from Route 7East (Hoosick Street) in Troy. The Friends of Oakwood is a non-profit volunteer group working to support the preservation and maintenance of the non-sectarian chapel and grounds of this still-active historic 19th C. cemetery. The chapel is handicapped-accessible.

11/14/2019 – 11/28/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler (Repeat Class)

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. It will take place at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

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.

11/14/2019 – 12/12/2019

Invisible Cities Mixed Media Workshop

Join us at the Troy Public Library where artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen will be hosting a two-part workshop in two-hour sessions at the Troy Public Library on

Wednesdays December 11 & 18 at 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Each session will be led by an excerpt from the book “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino, and each session will have its own excerpt. Read and respond to this piece of literature with the use of materials such as paint, paper, graphite, markers, and more to create a mixed media masterpiece. Register in person, online, or by phone.

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 required. 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 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

11/14/2019 – 12/12/2019

Meditation Group at The Lansingburgh Library

The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Wednesdays, November 13th – December 18th at 2PM.

Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group!

Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information.

This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, New York.

11/14/2019 – 12/19/2019

Guided Meditation

The Troy Public Library will offer Guided Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, November 12th – December 17th from 5PM – 6PM.

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!

This program is free and open to the public. To register call 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

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