Events 02.21.19

The Village of Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 16th, 2019, is the date and plans are underway for The Village of Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Twenty-six years ago, local Irishman Mike Conway and TJ Carmody wanted to find a way to keep the Irish Culture and History alive in the Hoosick area, and decided that a parade was the Ticket!

Please join us for this year’s event, as we host the second largest St. Patrick’s parade in the capital district.

Participating bands in this year’s parade are the Olde Saratoga Fyfe’s and Drums, Taconic Pipe Band, Hoosick Falls Pep Band and The Yankee Doodle Band.

The parade will also feature floats, fire trucks, and Dancers.

Parade will begin in Wood Park, Main St., John St. Church St., Willard St., and Back down Main St. and back to Wood Park. The parade will step-off at 1:00 PM. Line-up at 12:20 PM.

After the parade, enjoy the Irish Festival. Different events at various locations around the Town of Hoosick.  The Hoosick Armory will host fun events with great Irish music, Craic Agus Ceol, Irish Dance with The Hubbard Hall Irish Dancers and great corned beef sandwiches and food from Jeans Place.

For information on the parade and Irish Festival, check out our Facebook page, or contact Kevin O’Malley at 518-894-5035 or


Veteran David John Dedrick to be honored

On March 5, 2019, the Town of East Greenbush will say “thank you” to David John Dedrick, United States Army at the Town of East Greenbush Honor A Veteran ceremony in the East Greenbush Town Hall at 10:00am.

The public is encouraged to attend.

For information, please contact Bobbie Reno at 518-477-4869 or email:


Parent Workshop Rescheduled

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 26th, 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 at 518-674-7028/email:

Tina Anne @ 518-674-7120/email:

All participants will be registered to win gift cards for “Family Night Out” at the end of the presentation.


Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

ALZHEIMER’S IS NOT NORMAL AGING- An education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019,

6:00 PM, East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way,

East Greenbush NY 12061.

To register, contact: Victor at 518.867.4999 x 200.

Supported by Rensselaer County NY Connects


Brunswick Historical Society Program-

Who Killed Hazel Drew

Brunswick Historical Society- Program “Who Killed Hazel Drew—the Sand Lake Murder that Inspired Twin Peaks.”

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Where: Brunswick Community Center located on 15 Keyes Lane, off of Rte. 7 in Center Brunswick.

Please come join us for a very interesting program. Our speaker will be John Holser, a local film director. John has been working on this project since June of 2017. He will be discussing scenes from his movie “Who Killed Hazel Drew” along with drone footage of Rensselaer County. He will be sharing a new murder suspect and interview clip with his grandson.

For more information on John’s project, please check out his website at

Please call the Society at 518-279-4024 for any questions.


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, March 9th, 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 March Repair Café, electrical, welding, seamstress and “jack-of-all-trades” 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


Boston Flower & Garden Show: March 16, 2019 for Rensselaer County residents 60 years and older

The Boston Flower & Garden Show is about inspiring, educating and motivating the region’s gardeners.  Colorful life-sized gardens and vibrant floral designs incorporate the newest design elements. This year’s Show theme is “The Beauty of Balance.”

$60.00 per person includes bus, ticket to Boston Flower & Garden Show and driver’s gratuity.

Please call Jenny at 518-270-2732 to reserve your spot or additional information.

Check payable to: Rensselaer County Aging Dept.

Final Payment Due by February 27, 2019.

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