Events 02.10.22

Sand Lake Center for the Arts 2022 Community Art Project

After last year’s project, SLCA is again inviting local artists to take part in our WIND CHIME/SUNCATCHER auction. SLCA will provide wind chimes for those that want it however, artists are also invited to use their imaginations. 

The wind chimes will exhibit throughout the month of April 2022 as part of a silent auction, benefiting SLCA. (518) 674-2007. Pick up: 2/7-2/11. Drop off: by 3/25

Sand Lake Center for the Arts Presents The 2022 One Act Play Festival 

SAND LAKE – Get your tickets today for our biannual event held at Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Come and see nine original one act plays, directed by nine local directors. 

This year’s theme is “Love”, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Bring your sweetheart or meet someone new at the center. Don’t miss out on one of our biggest crowd pleasers. Friday February 11 and Saturday February 12 at 8pm and Sunday February 13 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $20. Purchase online at or by calling the box office at 518-674-2007. Please wear a mask and produce proof of vaccination for COVID 19. Sand Lake Center for the Arts is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents a Wine and Sweets Tasting

Join us for this fundraiser featuring wines from Sabba Vineyard and sweets from Parchment Bakery. Thursday, March 10 from 6 to 8pm. We will also have raffles plus wines and sweets for sale. Tickets are $20 and are available at Ages 21 and older. *Proof of vaccination will be required. Masks must be worn when not eating or drinking.



Audubon Society of the Capital Region Annual Meeting & Speaker

The Audubon Society of the Capital District (ASCR) will hold its annual meeting on February 19, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Peebles Island State Park meeting room, 1 Delaware Avenue North, Cohoes, NY 12047. 

Tom Lake, local conservationist and curator of NYSDEC’s Hudson River Almanac, will be the speaker. Election of officers/board members will also be held as well as a brief business meeting. Board chair openings are: Director, Program Chair, Education Chair, Marketing/Communications Chair, and Finance Chair. If you are interested in taking part in a community group dedicated to the welfare of birds, please attend the meeting. You may also email for information. 

Refreshments will be provided. The meeting is open to the public and there is no cost for admission. Reservations to attend should be made by contacting and typing Annual Meeting in the subject line by February 15.

An Afternoon With Norman Rockwell

Tuesday April 12th 

Board our Yankee Trails motor coach at 10:30am and off we go to Michaels of Stockbridge for a home cooked meal. 

Dinner consists of either Herb encrusted oven roast beef, topped with brown gravy, Baked stuffed chicken with bread stuffing covered with supreme sauce. Or Baked Cod with seasoned bread crumb topping. All dinners are served with chef’s choice of vegetables and starch. Also included are salad, rolls with butter, coffee or tea, and dessert. After a delightful lunch we are all off to the Norman Rockwell Museum where we will enjoy an afternoon of fine art and memories of time gone by. Do you remember The Saturday Evening Post? After a f

un afternoon at the museum we are off to a pastry shop “Peace Love and Chocolate” to purchase nibbles for our ride home, as well as gourmet coffees. We guarantee a good night sleep after a day full of good food, conversation and mental stimulation.Call 518-463-2166 for more information. 

One Bus Only! We are open Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm We are located on East and Herrick streets in Rensselaer.

The Battle of Midway: Virtual Class at the Stephentown Memorial Library

Thursday, February 10 at 7:00pm

Join us for a virtual presentation by Greig Siedor on the Battle of Midway. This engaging presentation will be filled with pictures, images, and little known facts about this historic battle. Presenter Greig Siedor is a retired attorney and a graduate of Trinity College and Yale Law School. He is a longtime educator who has taught WWII courses at Berkshire OLLI, the Taconic Learning Center, and Berkshire School. He lives in Geneva, Illinois. Please register online at the library website.

Castleton Boat Club

Spring 2022 History Lecture Series

92 South Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033

Join local historians and USCG Licensed Captains at the Castleton Boat Club for an informative and enjoyable series on Castleton and Hudson River history. Admission fee of $5 per person. Light refreshments provided prior to the lecture. NYS COVID guidelines will be respected.

Friday, February 25, 6:30-8:00 PM – A Trip Down Memory Lane: Historical photographs of Castleton and Schodack. A large, private collection of antique photographs from the Peter Family. In this well-researched presentation, Chris Peter gives anecdotes and context to the images of a younger Castleton on the shore of the Hudson. 

Friday, March 25, 6:30-8:00 PM – Ice Harvesting Industry on the Hudson and in the Northeast: Tom Ragosta is the City of Watervliet Historian, and curator of the Watervliet Historical Society Museum. He has studied the Ice Harvesting industry of the Northeast. This presentation focuses on the methods and techniques used on the Upper Hudson. 

Friday, April 22, 6:30-8:00 PM – The Industrial age of the Upper Hudson: Join Rensselaer County Historian, Kathy Sheehan, for an in-depth look at the industries and businesses on the shores of the Upper Hudson. These are the industries that built the Capital District.

Friday, May 27, 6:30-8:00 PM – Steamboats of the Hudson River: Captain Stanley Wilcox is the author of the full-color book “HUDSON: FROM TROY TO THE BATTERY”. He is a USCG licensed captain and has worked the river for many years. In this presentation he looks at the boats that brought Albany and Manhattan together during the age of Steam Power.

For more information, or to preregister, call 518-708-7995 or email

Dining with Diabetes Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County  

CAPITAL DISTRICT – February  28th at 6:30pm – Virtual Program via Zoom

Adults with type 2 diabetes (or those who are at risk of type 2 diabetes) and their family members, caregivers, and support persons are invited to participate in Dining with Diabetes.  This free virtual program will help you learn the skills needed to promote good health while living with diabetes.   Dining with Diabetes is an Extension program taught locally by Karen Roberts Mort, MS of Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County.  

Participants will learn how to read the new food labels, count carbohydrates and plan meals using the Plate Method.   There will also be time to discuss ways to stay motivated to eat healthy and stay active during the current health crisis.  This class offers opportunities to connect with others who are dealing with diabetes.  Healthy recipes, cooking techniques and even ideas for making healthier choices at restaurants and grocery stores will be shared with the group.  A Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist has been invited to attend one of the sessions. 

Please register here: in order to get the Zoom link for the series.  For help with registering or any questions, contact Karen from CCE Albany at or leave a message at 518-765-3552. 

Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Tournament on Burden Lake

AVERILL PARK – February 12, 2022 at Kay’s Pizza at Burden Lake. Registration: 5:00am – 11:00am. Tournament: 6:00am-2:00pm. 50/50 Drawing & Prizes: 3:00pm at Kay’s. 50/50 Raffle, 50/50 Bounty pool for largest Northern!  Door Prizes, Food Truck on Site!!! Entry Fee: Adults: $15; Kids 15 & Under Free. 

Adult Categories: 1st $125.00 / 2nd $50.00 / 3rd $25.00. Northern Pike/Pickerel, Perch, Crappie. Walleye: Biggest Only / $100.00.

Kids Categories: Plaques and Prizes (15 & Under). Northern Pike/Pickerel: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Perch: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Crappie: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Registration, Food Truck, Weigh-Ins, Rest Rooms, Prizes  will all take place at Kay’s Pizza. Call Wayne with questions (518) 698-9623.

Extension Holds “Spring Garden Day” 

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will hold its 24th annual “Spring Garden Day” virtually, on Saturday, March 12.  Using Zoom, the cloud-based video communications format, we’ll have a webinar-type program from 9:45 AM to Noon.  Garden designer, consultant and writer Robert Clyde Anderson will discuss how to revolutionize your garden in his talk, “Perennial Planting The New Wave Way.”  For friends of trees and shrubs, Fred Breglia, Executive Director of the Landis Arboretum, will talk about “Promoting Plant Health Through Proper Pruning.”  A great selection of garden-related door prizes will be given away.  You’ll need to download the free Zoom app to participate.  For registration information, visit or contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at (518)272-4210 or




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