Events 01.03.19

Free Parent Workshops to Address Technology, Anxiety and Stress

Part of the East Greenbush Central School District’s strategic plan for the 2018-2019 school year includes an increased emphasis on the “Whole Child” and Mental Wellness. The district acknowledges that this is a shared responsibility, so it is offering three free evening workshops for parents that will allow for collaboration and rich discussions regarding important topics.

The workshops include:

Recognizing and Coping with Anxiety (January 9, 2019) and Mindfulness at Home (February 5, 2019).

Each of the workshops will run one hour (7:00 to 8:00 p.m.) and be hosted in the Columbia High School auditorium. All parents of students in grades K-12 are invited to attend.

~Submitted by Mark Adam,

Public Information Specialist-East Greenbush Central School District


Nassau Lake Remediation Conference

The public is invited to a free conference about potential cleanup options for the Dewey Loeffel EPA superfund site in the Town of Nassau. The site (with 46,000 tons of highly toxic waste dumped by GE, SI Group, and others), has polluted Nassau Lake, area groundwater, homeowner’s wells, and area streams. EPA will soon evaluate candidate cleanup technologies provided by GE and other responsible parties and determine what remediation will be done at the landfill. The conference will provide information to the public about current remedial technologies available to address the landfill and prepare the public to effectively advocate for their preferred cleanup option. It will involve presentations by companies using various technologies to clean up polluted sites and panel discussions by health and environmental professionals. The EPA selection process is the LAST CHANCE for several generations for the public in the Nassau and Schodack areas to advocate for which cleanup process they want for the polluted areas. Now is the time to educate yourselves, get involved, and advocate for the future vision of your towns.  The conference will be January 5th, 9:30AM-5PM, at the Comfort Inn, I90 Exit 10, Castleton.

Contact Dan Spilman ( for information.


Upcoming Events at The Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center 
• January 8th – Sign Up for Elvis Trip. (11:30 am Presentation on Breast and Prostate Cancer). Call today for reservations 518 463-2166. Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. We are located in Rensselaer on East and Herrick Streets.

  • January 10th– Special Dinner w/Brian Zappel (Chicken Pattie w/Cordon Bleu Sauce) Call today for reservations 518-463-2166. Monday Through Friday, 9am-3pm. We are located in Rensselaer on East and Herrick Streets.
    • January 22nd– Sign Up For C.I.A and Vanderbilt Mansion Trip (9am).

Make Your Own Sundae after Lunch – For All Lunch Attendees, Call today for reservations 518-463-2166. Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm. We are located in Rensselaer on East and Herrick Streets.



Culinary Institute of America & Vanderbilt Mansion Trip

Join us on March 7th. Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center proudly presents lunch at the Culinary Institute of America. Lunch will be Served in the American Bounty Restaurant; then off to the Vanderbilt Mansion a State Historic Site in Hyde Park N.Y. Vanderbilt Mansion With its Beaux-Arts architecture and Calvert Vaux Landscape is sure to spark anyone’s imagination. Call the Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center at 518-463-2166, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.


Everything Elvis Trip

Join us on June 17th-22nd – Memphis Tennessee/Tupelo Mississippi Elvis Trip. Join Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center for 6 days and 5 nights of Elvis. Visit the Elvis Presley Museum, the house where Elvis was born, the boyhood church he attended and Sun Studios where he first recorded. Tour Graceland, Graceland Plaza and so much more; sign up January 8th at 9am; call the center for more info. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime tour. Insurance Available.

Call the Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center at 518-463-2166, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.



Stephentown Historical Society USS Slater Story program

Saving Slater, the story of the USS Slater and why she was chosen to become the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, will be presented on Sunday, January 6, at 2:00 p.m. to the Stephentown Historical Society.  The Stephentown Heritage Center (4 Staples Road, Stephentown, NY) is handicapped accessible.  For directions, telephone (518) 733-0010.

During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts patrolled the North Atlantic and the Pacific. Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS Slater.  Moored on the Hudson River in Albany, NY, the USS Slater has undergone an extensive restoration.

The program will present the history of destroyer escorts, the Slater’s involvement in World War II, her service in the Greek Navy, and the restoration that turned her into a world class museum.  Presented by a Slater volunteer, you will get a first-hand look at the hard work that goes into keeping the “Old Girl” afloat.



Special Bingo

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, NY – Join the Grafton seniors for a Special Bingo, on Wednesday, January 23, at 12:30, sponsored by CDPHP. If you have any questions or would like to join us for lunch at noon, entrée; BBQ Chicken Pattie, for a suggested donation of $3.00, please contact the center at 518-279-3413.



January Birthday Celebration

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, NY – Join the seniors at the Everett Wagar Senior Center on Friday, January 11, at 12:30 as we celebrate January birthdays with our birthday chairperson Marcia Trask, cupcakes baked and donated by Caroline Church. If you have any questions or if you would like to join us for our noon lunch, (entrée; Chili w/Kidney Beans) for a suggested donation of $3.00, please contact the center at 518-279-3413 to reserve lunch.



Craft Day

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, NY– Craft class for January will be held on Friday, January 18, at 11:00 am, sponsored by the Everett Wagar Senior Center. Join us for a fun-filled hour; all materials will be supplied. Please join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (Entrée; Hawaiian Turkey Burger) for a suggested donation of $3.00. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome, reservations are required for lunch; appreciated for crafts. Call 518-279-3413.



Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Fundraiser

The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Department will host a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on January 5th. The doors open at 12 noon and the games begin at 1pm. The cost is $25 FD entry donation, $50 buy-in goes to prize pool (35,000 in chips), $20 additional add-on available & 50/50 raffle is available. The Fire Department Hall is located at 3695 NY Route 42 in West Sand Lake. For more information call Dennis at 518 283-2252 or the Fire Hall, day of event at 518 674-3677. Walk-ins are welcome and free refreshments and lunch will be served. Bring your family and friends. We hope to see you at the final winners table. Future poker tournament dates: 2/2, 3/2, 4/6, 5/4 and 6/1.



Repair Café

What do you do with a broken lamp? Or a sweater with a hole? Toss it? No way! The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson is hosting its next Repair Café at the Village Hall, 85 South Main Street, on Saturday, January 12th, from 11 AM to 3 PM. People visiting the Repair Café bring along their broken but beloved items. Volunteers try their best to make repairs, and it’s free of charge! At the January Repair Café, electrical, welding and seamstress services will be available. Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? Contact us via email at or stop by Repair Café. For more information about global Repair Café, visit


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