Cuisine 05.23.19

Free Spaghetti Dinner

All are welcome on May 26th, 2019 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the Blooming Grove Reformed Church, 706 Bloomingrove Drive, DeFreestvillle, NY  12144.
Rte. 4, across from the CDTA Park and Ride Parking Lot Bus #224.


Strawberry Festival

Join us for the annual strawberry festival at Grace Methodist Church, Nassau. Enjoy fresh strawberries, homemade biscuits, and real whipped cream while listening to music from the community band.  Our train room will be open for tours and we’ll have crafts for the kids.  Join us for this Nassau tradition. Shortcake will be served rain or shine! Thursday, June 13th, 7:00pm, Grace Methodist Church, Route 20, Nassau.


“An Evening with the Old Lions” Dinner & Show

The Knickerbocker Mansion will be hosting “An Evening with the Old Lions” on June 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

We start at 6:00 PM with a Chicken Parmigiana dinner. At 7:00 PM, we will join President Teddy Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington as they reminisce about their deeply controversial 1901 meeting in the White House. Dinner and Show are $30.00 per person and paid reservations are required. Please make your reservation at: Eventbrite.com or call 518-424-9562. We are located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, NY   12154.


First Reformed Church Annual Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ

The First Reformed Church will be holding their Annual Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ on Sat., June 1st, from 4-6:30 pm. The menu includes BBQ chicken (with Clements Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce), baked potato, vegetable, homemade coleslaw, rolls and dessert. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children (4 and under are free) and can be reserved by calling the church office at 518-283-4420. The church is located on the corner of Church St. & Main Ave. in Wynantskill. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund for our youth to attend summer camp.


Ham and Strawberry Shortcake Dinner

Ham and Strawberry Shortcake Dinner at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall (located just of NY Route 7) on Saturday, June 8, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Eat in or Take out. Menu: ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, applesauce, rolls, strawberry shortcake. Price: adults – $12.00, children 5-12 $5.00, children under 5 free. Reservations suggested – call 518-663-5607.


Troy Area United Ministries to Hold FEAST!

On May 30th, Troy Area United Ministries (TAUM) will hold its annual FEAST! Dining for a Cause on Thursday, May 30, at Franklin Terrace Ballroom. This year’s event will benefit the Furniture Program. The program will also honor and highlight the generosity of Stewart’s Shops and Albany Presbytery. Cocktails begin at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. Ticket information is available at www.taum.org. FEAST! Dining for a Cause includes an elegant buffet dinner, cash bar and silent auction featuring getaways, themed gift baskets and excursions. Advance raffle tickets to win a dream vacation may be purchased at www. taum.org. TAUM’s Furniture Program recycles good, used furniture to help families to rebuild their lives. Last year $275,000 worth of furniture helped people in the Rensselaer County area. Demand for the program is increasing and, with community support, TAUM is hoping to grow the program accordingly.


Glendora Vegetarian Club

The Humane Farming Association has produced a video to inform you of the excruciating agonies hens endure while supermarkets and cruel people steal their eggs. This video has had over 12 million views on YouTube. If you eat eggs, you should be the 12 millionth and one to see it. We can never have the peace of God, which passes all understanding, if we participate in this horror. HFA continues to generate public awareness and outrage about attempts to legalize battery cages-while providing egg-laying hens with just one square foot of floor space.  The full-length version of HFA’s video can be seen at NoOnProposition12.org.

Come to the open-mike monthly at the Nassau Free Library and enjoy perfected local talent: guitar, singing, musical instrument, storytelling, jokes et.al.  And let us see what you can do.

A woman went on a diet, the next day she found herself near her favorite pastry shop. “If I find a parking space, I meant to go in.”  She found a parking space…after eight times around the block.  ~Glendora 518-610-5810


All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, NY will have its monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Saturday, June 1st, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Cost is $8.00 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10.  Menu includes eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, home fries, pancakes, French toast, juice, coffee or tea.


Dinner Fundraiser for Justin

On Sunday, June 9th, 2019, at 2 PM, Friends and Family members of Justin’s Army, especially, Steve and Jude Chiera, are hosting a Fundraising Dinner, at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council at 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110.

Justin is experiencing serious health issues and is unable to continue working.  He has a young family including three children. The Fundraiser will assist in family and medical expenses and much needed emotional support during his treatment! A donation of $25 per person includes your Choice of Entrée; Roast Sirloin of Beef or Baked Stuffed Chicken. Justin’s Favorite Drink will be featured as well as a 50/50!

For further information, or to make a donation, please contact Steve Chiera at 518 331-4431.


Seniors to Host Ice Cream Social

Please join the Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Seniors’ Ministry on Friday, May 24, for an ice cream social to celebrate the start of summer. The program begins at 1:00 pm in the parish hall, followed by Bingo for those who wish to play. Everyone from the community is welcome to attend at no charge. The hall is located at 732 U.S. Route 20, in New Lebanon. For more information, please contact Mary at 518-733-0469.


Lasagna Dinner

Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star, is hosting a Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, June 15th, from 4:30 to 6 pm at the East Greenbush Masonic Temple, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. The proceeds from this dinner will benefit the Masonic Medical Research Institute for the study of Lupus. The cost is $12 for adults. Reservations should be made by calling Nancy at 518-477-7101 by June 8th.


Brunswick Elks Ladies Aux. Chicken BBQ

Brunswick Elks Ladies Auxiliary Chicken BBQ will be on Memorial Day, May 27th, 12-4 PM (or until sold out!). $12.00 1/2 Chicken. Choice of 2 sides: coleslaw – baked potato – potato salad – macaroni salad. Drink & Dessert. Eat-In or Take Out! Advance reservations available!! For info., call Pam Greenberg 518-728-7083. All proceeds to benefit Cerebral Palsy.


SUMC Lobster Dinner

4 Course LOBSTER DINNER, Only $22, June 15that Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Rd., West Sand Lake. Menu: melon wedge appetizer, garden salad with Italian dressing, WHOLE LOBSTER, baked potato, corn, strawberry shortcake, non-alcoholic beverages. Steamed clams available for additional charge of $10/dozen or $6/½ dozen. Need to order with reservation. Seating times: 4:00pm & 6:00pm. Take outs available 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Reservations are REQUIRED by June 13th.

Call the Church office at 518-674-3106 or George at 518-603-1296.  Seating is limited so reserve today to avoid missing out on this fantastic dinner.  www.wslsumc.wordpress.com


Men’s Club of St. Michael Church Chicken BBQ

“The Men’s Club of St. Michael the Archangel Church, 175 Williams Rd., Troy (near HVCC) is sponsoring a Chicken BBQ on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 3-6PM.  The event is catered by Giuliano’s Premier Catering and the menu includes Barbecued 1/2 chicken, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, and Dessert.  Tickets are $12 for Take Out Only, available at the Church or by calling Barry at 518-283-4673 to reserve your dinner.  Proceeds help support the Men’s Club Scholarship Fund, as well as other worthwhile community services.”


Raymertown Fire Co. Chicken BBQ

Raymertown Fire Co. Chicken BBQ, Friday, May 31, 4-7:00 PM, Raymertown firehouse, Mason Ln., Raymertown. Take out/eat in. $12 per dinner- 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, potato, roll, cookie and drink. RSVP necessary by Mon., May 27. 518-663-9981 or 518-663-8132; leave message with phone number, we will confirm reservation.


Zion’s UCC of Taborton Turkey Dinner

Zion’s United Church of Christ is now accepting reservations for their Turkey Dinner which will be held on Saturday, June 1st, with the serving times of 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Come and enjoy all you care to eat “Family Style” Turkey Dinner in our spacious Fellowship Hall overlooking Little Bowman Pond located at 744 Taborton Rd., Sand Lake. Our dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, rolls and a slice of pie for dessert. The cost of the dinner is $15 per adult, $7 per child ages 5-12, and children under 5 eat free. For reservations, call Diane Hoffman at 518-674-2746, text at 518-649-5141 or Jane Weber at 518-258-4307. When you leave a message on their voice mail you will receive a call confirming your reservation.


Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

Please join the Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club for their annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast held Monday, May 27th, from 7:00 -9:30 am at the Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Service Hall located at 1700 Brookview Rd., Castleton.

We will be serving up a hearty breakfast of pancakes and eggs before our village Memorial Day Parade for only $6 per person, and veterans eat free! A 50/50 raffle will also be held, with proceeds benefiting the Peter Andrews Castleton Memorial VFW Post 7337.

We are always looking for new members, ready & willing to join us in serving our community & having fun while doing so. Please join us at the Schodack Diner (where Route 9 and 20 split) on Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30pm.


SLHS Lobster Bake & Dance

Sand Lake Historical Society is holding a lobster bake (steak option) and dance at Crystal Cove in Averill Park, June 7THat 6 pm.  Live music by TL Holloway Band. Cash Bar. $50 per person. For reservations, visit SandLakeHistory.org or email Sandlakehistory@nullaol.com or mail check to SLHS, PO Box 492, West Sand Lake, NY 12196.


Sgt. Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 Chicken BBQ

The Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021, Averill Park, will hold their Chicken BBQ, takeout only, on the 3rdSaturday of each month.
June 15th, September 21st, October 19th. Please tell your friends and neighbors to call and reserve their order of BBQ chicken. The most succulent BBQ Chicken you will ever eat. Pick up your order between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. ½ Chicken or Full Dinner. Call 518-674-2309 day of BBQ.

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