Cuisine 11.21.19

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Salem Church – Ham Dinner

Salem United Methodist Church hosts its annual Ham Dinner, Saturday November 23, 2019. Menu includes Ham with Raisin Sauce, Coleslaw, Harvard Beets, Butternut Squash, Scalloped Potatoes, Rolls & Butter, Pie, Coffee, Tea & Decaf. Dinner is from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Cost is $12.00 per person. Start your holiday shopping early — homemade crafts will be available. Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 518-674-3106, or call/text Carol at 518-330-7609. SUMC is located at 349 Shaver Road (off Route 150). Visit our website: wslsumc.wordpress.com

11/07/2019 – 11/21/2019

Good Pie for Good

The Rotary Club of Cohoes will hold its annual Apple Pie sale. Buy our frozen apple pie for $12 and the Cohoes Rotary will donate the proceeds to local charities to do good for those in need. Pick up your pies at LifePath Cohoes (formerly Cohoes Senior Center) on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. To order pies email applepie@nullrotaryclubofCohoes.org. Help people in need for the holidays!

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Gilead’s Body & Soul

Ah, it’s November and I can already smell the turkey roasting. If you come to dinner on November 21st you will be able to smell our Thanksgiving meal before you get in the door.

The menu consists of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, butternut squash, and cranberry sauce. As usual we have not decided what the dessert will be.

We will be ready for your visit at 3:00 PM and we serve until 6:00 PM. We are located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 278 in Center Brunswick and are handicapped accessible.

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Thanksgiving Dinner at Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church

The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a family style sit down dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th. Dinner will be served at 2 PM in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

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

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

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Glendora Vegetarian Club

When all is said and done, the only thing that really matters is how you treat others. Animals are also “others.” Treat them as you would like to be treated. – What are your blessings? Are your blessings not the universe and the fact that you were born alive and healthy? Guard these precious blessings carefully. Go vegan!

A reminder from “Vegetarian Starter Guide”: “The animals we eat are individuals capable of experiencing pleasure, fear and pain. Think about dogs or cats you’ve come to know. They can feel sorrow, joy, terror and other emotions. So can animals we don’t know so we’ll, like chickens, cows or pigs. All of these animals, whether chicken or cat, pig or puppy, experience a wide range of emotions and value their lives.”

Red Robin Song, a bed and breakfast establishment and animal sanctuary, is having a vegan potluck on Thanksgiving Day. Those who attend will not be terrorizing and murdering innocent turkeys.

Glendora will be offering her own Thanksgiving dinner on November 27th at 6 p.m. at 45A Elm St. in the Village of Nassau. The menu will feature breaded “chik” patties, dressing, squash, turnips, peas, mashed potatoes, whole cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.


Do you know anybody written up in “Who’s Who in America?”

No, do you know anybody written up in “Who’s Through in America?”

2. It’s fortuitous to be an American. The last 4 letters are “I can.”

3. Dancing is the art of getting your feet out of the way before your partner steps on them.

4. A celebrity is somebody who works all his life to be famous, then wears dark glasses so nobody will recognize him.

5. The doctor told Ed to give up golf. Ed said, “Because of my health?”

“No,” said the doc. “Because I saw your scorecard.”

Glendora, 518-610-5810

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Free Spaghetti Dinner

Free Spaghetti Dinner 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

All Are Welcome. Bloominggrove Reformed Church. 706 Blooming Grove Drive, Rensselaer, (Defreestville) NY 12144. Rte. 4 Across from CDTA Park and Ride Parking Lot

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Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner at First Bible Baptist Church of West Sand Lake

We would like to invite the community to join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019, for a Free Turkey Dinner with all the traditional fixings at First Bible Baptist Church of West Sand Lake, in Adrian Hall, from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Everyone is invited to come! We are located at 4331 Route 150. RSVP (518) 712-5278.

10/31/2019 – 11/28/2019

Troy Elks November Dinners

We need your support as customers at our November fund raisers so we can continue to best/serve our community. November 5th, Election Day Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, $11.00 from 4-6:30 PM. Wednesday November 13th, Roast Beef with all the trimmings $11.00 from 4-6:30 PM. All dinners include coffee/tea/dessert. Take outs available. Friday Night Dinners $12.00 Serving 5-7:30 PM. All dinners includes soup, coffee/tea & dessert. November 1st BR/FR Haddock & Roast Turkey, November 8th BR/FR Haddock & Beef Stew , November 15th BR/FR Haddock & Chicken Parm, November 22nd BR/FR Haddock & Goulash & November 29th Closed for Holiday.

10/31/2019 – 11/28/2019

Christmas Brunch

Enjoy delicious food, lively music, and holiday camaraderie at the annual Christmas Brunch presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11am to 2pm, at The Venue (former St. Joseph’s Church), 65 Congress Street, Cohoes.  Buffet by Joe Forget.  Buffet includes Seafood Quiche, Quiche Lorraine, Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Roasted Herb Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry, Carved Ham, warm Croissants with butter, Orange Juice and Apple Juice, a Coffee and Tea station, and desserts.  French-Canadian music by John Guay, hammered dulcimer; Vonnie Estes, keyboard; Nancy Bakemeier, fiddle; and Maurice Mercier, accordion, pieds, spoons, and guitar.  50/50 raffle at the door.  $29 for adults, $14 for children 6-12.  Reservations required by December 1, and payment must be received by December 4.  Make checks payable to FeFany and send to FeFany, PO Box 354, Cohoes, NY  12047.  Contact Yvette at 518-272-5061, or whyvette48@nullyahoo.com.  Follow us at albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook.

10/24/2019 – 11/28/2019

Register Now for 72nd Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning

Registration is open for the 72nd edition of the Troy Turkey Trot, the nation’s 12th and world’s 64th oldest road race, on Thanksgiving morning at TroyTurkeyTrot.com.

Troy’s signature Thanksgiving holiday event, presented by Pioneer Bank, begins at 8 a.m. with the Capital Region’s only Thanksgiving Day 10K. The 10K course will close at 9:30 a.m. to facilitate the start of the Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk at 9:30 a.m. The shorter 5K distance kicks off at 10 a.m. Both the 10K and 5K feature “out and back” course configurations which start at 4th and Fulton Streets and finish at River Street’s Monument Square.

Registration is $35 (5K and 10K) and $15 (Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk). In-person registration along with bib and t-shirt pickup will be held at the Troy Atrium (4 Third Street) Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Weds., Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day-of-event registration for all events will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 15 minutes prior to the start of each event on the second floor of the Troy Atrium. Race day entry fees are $45 (5K and 10K) and $15 (Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk). Participants for all events will receive a 72nd edition blended dry-fit t-shirt, finisher’s medal, personalized finisher’s certificate and post-event refreshments.

While registering online, all participants are encouraged to donate to the event’s two main charities, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and Joseph’s House & Shelter, a Troy-based not-for-profit whose mission is to prevent and alleviate homelessness in the Capital Region.

All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. These items can be dropped off at the Troy Atrium (second floor) on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and race morning (first floor) starting at 6:30 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit TroyTurkeyTrot.com.

11/14/2019 – 11/28/2019

Stephentown Historical Society Holiday Carry-In Dinner

The Stephentown Historical Society will hold its holiday carry-in dinner on Sunday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m. at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road (off Garfield Road), Stephentown, New York. The choir of the Stephentown Federated Church will sing some seasonal songs and lead a sing-along. Officers and board members will be elected at the brief business meeting. Future historical society gatherings will be held at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday afternoon of each month.

For the dinner, bring a dish large enough to share: main course, side dish or dessert. Beverages and table service are provided. Instead of a gift exchange, a monetary collection will be taken to support the Stephentown Food Pantry. All meetings are free and open to the public. The building is handicapped accessible. For information, phone (518) 733-0010.

The Heritage Center will be closed on Fridays and in December.

11/14/2019 – 12/05/2019

Christmas Madrigal Dinner

The Lord and Lady of Greenbush Manor invite you as their honored guests for an evening of Merriment, Feasting and Song to lighten your hearts for the Christmas Season and year long. Join us in Our Great Hall at The First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush, 1 Gilligan Road. December 6th at 7pm and December 7th at 6pm Guests with enjoy Wassail (mulled cider), Roast Beef and gravy, potatoes and vegetables as well as Bread pudding, tea and coffee. Guests are invited to dress in period costumes to honor their hosts this eve. For reservations call church at 518-477-9693 or Sharon Wheeler at 407-718-7707. This is a fund-raising event held very infrequently so don’t miss this opportunity! Tickets $35 and for those who cannot attend, consider paying it forward in the spirit of Christmas for those who are less fortunate.

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11/28/2019 – 12/05/2019

Pizza with Santa

Visit with Santa at East Schodack Fire Company’s Pizza Nite

All kids(young and old) are invited to visit with Santa Claus at the East Schodack Fire House on December 7th. Santa will arrive by special sleigh at 4:30. Come and take a picture when your kids visit one-to-one with Santa.

The monthly Pizza/Wing Night will be happening at the same time. Pizza, Wings, Mozzarella Sticks and Salad Bar will all be available for eat-in or take out. Please call 518-479-3366 after 2pm to place an order. (Pizza purchase is not required to visit with Santa)

11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019

Sand Lake Historical Society – Community Dinner and Discussion of Christmas Past

December 10: Holiday Party. Members and guests are invited to bring a covered dish to share, a canned good or other nonperishable for Doors of Hope, and your memories of Christmas past; trustees provide desserts. We’ll also talk a bit about “Virginia” (of “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus!”) and her connection to our southern neighbor, North Chatham. 6:00 p.m. at Knowlson House, the home of Ron and Barbara Berti, 42 Schumann Road, Sand Lake. Like us on Facebook or visit Sandlakehistory.org

11/28/2019 – 12/05/2019

Breakfast with Santa in East Greenbush

Melvin Roads American Legion is hosting a breakfast with Santa on December 8th, 2019 from 9 AM to noon, at the post 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY. All you can eat breakfast, Adults $8, Children (5 to 12) $5, children under 5 free, Photo with Santa $7, pets are welcome to come for photo.


Gilead’s Body & Soul Pantry And Community Dinner

​It is time to start catching up with our friends in the community. We have heard you have missed meeting your new friends and also that one night out when you don’t have to cook. Mark those calendars because we have changed to the 3rd Thursday until January because of the Fall Holidays.

This month we will have meatloaf, potato, corn, coleslaw and desert. Dinner will be served from 3:00-6:00 pm.

Gilead Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Routes 7 and 278 in Center Brunswick and is handicapped accessible.

09/05/2019 – 05/28/2020

Valley Falls VFW Monthly Breakfast

Monthly breakfast at the VFW Post 1938, Valley Falls, NY, second Sunday of each month from September to June, 8-11 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order, french toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, toast, potatoes with sausage gravy, fruit, juice and coffee. Cost is $8 (age 13 and over), $4 (children 5-12), free (children under 5).

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