Events 02.07.19

Capital Dist. Genealogical Soc. Monthly Meeting

The Capital District Genealogical Society invites you to our monthly meeting at the William K. Sanford town library (Colonie), 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville on

Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Michael Maloney, Librarian at Schenectady Historical Society, will present: Preserving Your Family Photographs and Documents.

Do you have old family photographs, letters, diaries, or other precious items that you would like to preserve? This presentation will discuss how to properly preserve your family’s important documents and photos. It will also provide tips on how to store, display, label, and handle these materials. Preserving these materials will assist family members, now or in the future, to retrace and reconstruct your family history.

Mike Maloney is the librarian and archivist at the Schenectady County Historical Society in Schenectady, NY, where he enjoys assisting researchers, researching and writing blog posts for the library’s blog, organizing and preserving the library’s collections, and planning programs to promote Schenectady’s rich history.

1:00 starting with speaker.

Computer resources group meets 2:30 pm.

The meeting is free and open to the public.


Kiwanis Club of East Greenbush Announces Upcoming Comedy Night

The Kiwanis Club of East Greenbush’s 10th Annual Comedy Night will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Comfort Inn, 99 Miller Road, in Schodack, NY. Doors will open at 6:30 PM; Showtime is at 8:00 PM. The featured performer will be Boston headliner Paul Nardizzi, with Frank Gentile opening. The evening will also feature a cash bar, snacks, a Chinese auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Advance tickets are $25.00; they will be $30.00 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased online at:, and also in person at Gettysburg Flag Works, 715 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Questions? Call Vinny at 518-331-3798. Every year, our Comedy Night has been a sell-out so don’t wait; get your tickets now!


Parent Workshop – What’s Trending Teens & Substances

Are you interested in learning more about teen substance abuse? Do you know how drugs are hidden in ‘plain sight’? Join us to learn what’s trending for our Averill Park students, for an interactive presentation and discussion. All are welcome to attend! Date: February 12th, 2019 Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Algonquin M.S. Library Conference Room Presented by the Rensselaer County Mental Health Student Assistance Program and Nøpiates

RSVP to Kim Favro @ 518-674-7028/email:

Tina Anne @ 518-674-7120/email: All participants will be registered to win dinner and a movie for family of four at the end of the presentation.


World Language Lip Sync at the Averill Park High School!

You are invited! World Language Lip Sync, Averill Park High School, Thursday, February 7th, 6:30 pm, with a snow date of Friday, February 8th, at 6:30 pm.

Come support next year’s senior class and watch dances to songs from around the world! We suggest a donation of $5! All donations will be used for scholarships.

Be there or be square!


Poestenkill Historical Soc. Erie Canal program

Poestenkill Historical Society “The Erie Canal” presented by Jack Casey

We welcome back Jack as our speaker for February’s program.  He is also the attorney for the Town of Poestenkill and is an avid history buff.  He has researched several topics as well as authored several books on these topics.  The topic for this program is the Erie Canal which runs east to west across New York State.  Originally it ran 363 miles from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie.  It was built to create a navigable water route from NYC and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.  When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world.  Come and join us on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall on Route 351 in the downstairs meeting room.  The program is free, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided.


Diabetes Prevention Program

FREE Diabetes Prevention Program! If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, the Prevent T2 lifestyle change program can help! The free, 16-week programs begin-

FEBRUARY 19 – 2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville | Tuesday, 11 am – 12 pm

MARCH 13 – 63 Shaker Rd, Albany | Wednesday , 9 – 10 am | Wednesday, 3 – 4 pm

MARCH 20 – 2 Empire Dr, Rensselaer | Wednesday , 7:30 – 8:30 am

To learn more or to register, contact or call (518) 447-3548.

Supported by Rensselaer County NY Connects

Tammy McGarithy

NY Connects Coordinator

Rensselaer County NY Connects


Rensselaer County’s Second Annual Farm Day Out!

When: August 18th 12pm-3pm Where: Kinderhook Creek Farm (5168 S Stephentown Rd, Stephentown, NY 12168)

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County and The Eckhardt Family at Kinderhook Creek Farm from 12-3pm on Sunday, August 18th, for Rensselaer County’s Second Annual Farm Day Out! Kinderhook Creek Farm is an 1150+ acre field crop and vegetable farm that has been owned and operated by the Eckhardt’s since 1959. Once parked, a hay wagon ride will take you through some of the fields at Kinderhook Creek Farm. Through interactive demonstrations you will learn about the different crops (such as hay, grain, sweet corn, and the many vegetables) grown on this farm. You will also see how their farm products get to market and eventually to your family’s table. Also, be sure to visit exhibits set up by local organizations & businesses, experience the equipment used on the farm by the farmers and see the 4-H Club sponsored petting zoo. Food, corn on the cob, ice cold watermelon and other farm fresh foods will be available to purchase for your enjoyment. Admission and parking for this event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you Sunday, August 18th!!! If you are interested in being a volunteer, a sponsor, or have any questions please reach out to Kayela in the CCE office at (518)272-4210.


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