Cuisine 08.08.19

Northern Tier Picnic

Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls Senior Center and Everett Wagar Senior Center members will host the Northern Tier Picnic on August 8, 2019 at the St. Stanislaw Polish Hall Pavilion at 12 Mechanic Street, Hoosick Falls. This covered dish event is open to all Rensselaer County residents 60 and older. Thank you to our sponsors – CDPHP, BSNENY, MVP and Fidelis for making this event possible, and to local businesses that made a donation for prizes. We will have bingo and games, live music entertainment by Bob Treffiletti, and door prizes. Please bring a covered dish to share. This is an event you won’t want to miss. For more information call the Hoosick Falls Senior Center at (518) 686-7561 or the Everett Wagar Senior Center at (518) 279-3413.

Free Community Meal

Hopes Kitchen will provide a free summertime community meal.  Serving will begin at 3:30 on Thursday August 8th, and end at 6:30.  Your choice of summertime sandwiches and sides.  There will be refreshing drinks, and delicious desserts.

Open to everyone in the community.  Hopes Kitchen is located at the Rensselaer Presbyterian church at 34 Broadway, Rensselaer.  Look for our sidewalk sign directing you to the entrance.  Plan now to join us for good food, fellowship, and music.

“All You Can Eat” Fundraiser

Second Saturday Of Each Month

The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday August 10th from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. All you can eat – $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A pasta dinner will continue to be held every second Saturday of each month. All proceeds support Kiwanis projects.

VFW Post 7466 Breakfast Buffet “All You Can Eat”

Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 – 25 Veterans Street, Poestenkill

“VFW’s Breakfast Buffet” on Sunday, August 11th   – 8:00 to 11:00. Buffet featuring eggs, breakfasts meats, home fries, pancakes, homemade French toast, fruit cocktail, juice, tea and coffee.   Waffles you can top with strawberry, apples, whip cream, vanilla ice cream, or chocolate syrup.  “Build your own Omelets” with ham, bacon sausage, cheeses, mushrooms, peppers and onions.  Adult regular buffet $8.00, buffet with waffle $9 or buffet with omelet $11 / Children 6-12 $4.00 & Children under 5 free.   The Auxiliary will be selling tickets for their 15th  Annual Pig Roast and Chicken BBQ during the breakfast or can be purchased in the Post Canteen. Tickets are $20.00 with a dish or $30.00 without dish, deadline is August 25th after which all tickets will be $30.00.  Children under 10 free.

Knights And Daughters Of Vartan Annual Summer Picnic

August 11:  The Knights and Daughters of Vartan will hold their Annual Summer Picnic at the Postoian Pavilion of St. Peter Armenian Church on Sunday, August 11, starting at 12:00 noon (meal served at 1:30pm).  Bring your family and friends for good food, fun and a Tavloo tournament.  Cost is $25 per person with choice of steak or chicken and includes corn, salad and dessert.  All are cordially invited; however, reservations are required by August 4 by contacting Paul Kahian at (518) 364-1037.

Drive Thru only Lobster Dinner

Salem United Methodist Church hosts its Drive Thru only Lobster Dinner, Thursday, August 15, 2019.  Menu includes Garden Tossed Salad, Whole Lobster with Baked Potato and Corn, Cake for dessert.  Dinner is from 4:30pm-6:00pm.  Cost is $20.00 per person.  Advanced reservations are required for this dinner and must be in no later than Tuesday, August 13.  Reservations can be made by call/text George at 518-603-1296 or call/text Carol at 518-330-7609.  SUMC is located at 349 Shaver Road (off Route 150). Visit our website: wslsumc.wordpress.com

BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser For Make-A-Wish NENY

The 8th Annual Bobbie Arsenault Memorial Event & Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, August 17th from 11am – 4pm at Butler Park, Gettle Rd. in Averill Park rain or shine.  Dinners will be served between 2:30 – 4:00 pm and can be eat-in or take-out.  Cost of the BBQ dinner is $12. Preorder your dinner by contacting Bob Arsenault @ 518-944-5347 or online athttp://bobbiearsenaultevent.com.  Limited dinners available first come first serve day of event. The event is free of charge and will include a Car Show, Bike Show, Vendors, Live Music, Raffles, 50/50, Kid games and more.  All proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NENY.

Great Tomato Tasting

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will present the program “Great Tomato Tasting” on Tuesday, August 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  What’s your favorite tomato?  Come find out by tasting a wide variety of delicious tomatoes grown by Master Gardeners.  We’ll have some old favorites as well as some new top picks.  We’ll also talk about tomato growing challenges, so bring us your tired, your diseased, your dead specimens, yearning to be compost.

This program is FREE to the public and will be held outdoors at the Demonstration Garden at the Robert C. Parker School, 4254 Route 43, North Greenbush. Rain or inclement weather at the start of the program may cancel it.  Limited seating provided; bring your own lawn chair.  For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or mmp74@nullcornell.edu

Individuals with questions or special needs requiring accommodation should contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at the phone number above. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Annual Lobster Or Steak Bake

East Greenbush, NY — Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star and Van Rensselaer Lodge #87, F&AM, in East Greenbush are holding their annual Lobster or Steak Bake on Saturday, August 24th from 4 – 6 p.m. You may eat in or take out. The cost is $25 and reservations with money are required and binding. The menu includes: lobster or steak, baked potato, corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.

Reservations must be placed by calling Nancy @ 477-7101. Deadline for reservations is August 20th. Take-out orders can be picked up at the Masonic Temple, 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush after 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th.

Troy Elks August Dinners

134 N. Greenbush Rd. • 518-283-1193

We need your support as customers at our August fund raisers so we can continue to best/serve our community.

Wednesday Night Dinners $11.00 Serving 4PM-6:30PM

Includes coffee/tea & dessert. Take outs available

August 14th – Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings

August 28th – Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings

Friday Night Dinners $12.00 Serving 5pm-7:30pm

Includes salad, coffee/tea & dessert.

August 2nd – Seafood Alfredo, Cold Plate, Roast Pork

August 9th – BR/FR Haddock, Cold Plate, Ribs

August 16th – BR Haddock, Cold Plate, Chicken Parm

August 23rd – Seafood Platter, Cold Plate, Salisbury Steak

August 30th – Holiday Weekend Closed

Gilead’s Annual Chicken Barbeque

Circle Saturday, September 7th on your calendar! A delicious meal begins at 4:00 PM and end at 6:00 PM. This fabulous feast takes place at the Gilead Lutheran Church located at the intersection of Routes 7 & 278 in Center Brunswick. For as little as $10.00 you get half a barbequed chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, cole slaw and pie. Please call Jen at 518-248-1295 for reservations as this sells out fast. You may eat-in or simply grab a take-out. Gilead is again handicapped accessible.

Please don’t plan on “winging” it. You want to get a “leg” up on everyone else. It is also a good way to keep “abreast” of what is happening at Gilead. Don’t be left without a meal. Call now for your dinner!


The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church on 175 5th Avenue will be hosting a Chicken Barbecue with baked potatoes, coleslaw and ice cream on Saturday, September 14  from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  Cost:  Free will donation.  Come join us!

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 3rd Saturday of each month.

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.

Brook’s Chicken BBQ

The Niskayuna Reformed Church will be hosting a Brook’s Chicken BBQ at 3041 Troy-Schenectady Road (rt 7) 4miles west of Northway Exit 6, on Wednesday, August 21st, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. The $12.00 Dinner will include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll& butter and dessert or 1/2 chicken for $8.00. Take out only.

Glendora Vegetarian Club

In the latest filming of the Glendora Vegetarian Club broadcast, Glendora and Cassie read from a book titled Powerful Vegan Messages by Jay Dinshaw the founder of the American Vegan Society. Specifically, a passage written by Jay about the Sanskirt word for nonkilling, noninjuring and nonharming: Ahimsa. The meaning is remembered and built on each letter of the word where A is abstinence from animal products, H is Harmlessness with reverence for life, Integrity of thought word and deed, Mastery over oneself, Service to humanity nature and creation, and the final A for Advancement of understanding and truth. Ahimsa. The Vegetarian Club Meets every last Wednesday of every month, 6pm, at 45 Elm Street Nassau Village. Bring a potluck! No animal products! A man had a pet centipede. At noon, he went to the centipede’s box and invited him to go to lunch with him. There was no answer. At 1pm, the man invited him again. There was silence again. At 2pm, the man said, ‘hurry up! I’m hungry!’ The centipede said, ‘I heard you the first time; I’m putting on my shoes.’ Go Vegan Everybody! Call Glendora 518.610.5810.

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