Events 03.04.21

Fifth Annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair (virtual)

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The fifth annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 10-4 pm. One can participate on line in: workshops, networking, an exhibition hall and in affinity groups which will provide an opportunity to “mingle” and “meet” new people. The virtual Fair is sponsored by the non-profit Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment (CASE) organization.

This is a FREE public event, but one must register on line for tickets at:

Sponsor members continue to offer people in the Greater Capital District area a one-stop shopping/information space for renewable energy and sustainable living products, services and ideas.

There will be no social distancing, no face masks, no crowd noise, no exhibitor siting issues, no weather or parking concerns, just an enjoyable, relaxing, healthy atmosphere!

The exhibitors fee for a “booth” is $200 and the not-for-profit organizations fee is $35. They can register and pay at:

This fee includes exhibit space at the Fair, listing on the sponsor website indefinitely and a list of visitors to the Fair who have agreed to share their contact information.

Questions and concerns should be directed to Becky Meier at 518-781-4686, or email at:

One-of-a-Kind Birdhouses at Sand Lake Center for the Arts

SAND LAKE – Come and see unique birdhouses created by artists from our community! Make one of these treasures your own 

by bidding at our silent auction, available by coming to the gallery on Saturdays. Accompanying this show will be a collection of photographs by Eric Washburn, local wildlife photographer. Saturdays from 12 to 3, March 6 – April 24, 2021. Birdhouses depicted are from previous shows.


Basic Poultry Management

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Are you interested in raising chickens? Join us to learn more about basic poultry information to help you get started. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will be hosting a virtual Basic Poultry Management Workshop on Tuesday March 9th from 2:00-3:30 P.M via Zoom! Topics will include: hatching egg care, breeds, animal care and handling, housing, and health management. There is an admission fee of $5.

Use this link to register:

If you have any questions, please contact Kayela at

Sand Lake Show and Tell!

SAND LAKE – Program at Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 NY 66, Sand Lake: March 9, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Attendance limited. Call 518 527-9926.

What’s in your attic, cellar, closet, or junk drawer? Do you have old photos from a party at the Glass Lake House, one of Grandma picking up her new Ford from Ed Rendert’s dealership? Perhaps you have a shot of you working at the soda fountain at the Park Pharmacy (please note said photo does not have to include Jerry Lewis, although that would be very cool). You might have an old glass milk bottle from Higgins’ Maple Dairy, Bon Acre or Dobert’s; matchbooks from O’Donnell’s Liquor Store or the C.A. Wicks Agency; an old gift box from The Village Shop; a pennant from Fox’s Wild Animal Farm; an ice scraper from Joe Werger’s Mobil Station; or a post card from Tifft’s Beach? Did you keep a scrapbook with newspaper clippings and programs from Lyric Theater, 4-H, or Little League? Join us March 9 and bring whatever you have at home relating to the Town of Sand Lake to share and talk about. We’ll take a few minutes and try to talk about everything brought. It’s part of your history, but it’s also part of Sand Lake’s history! So, look in those closets and attics! It promises to be a walk down memory lane. Like us on Facebook or

Capital Area Beekeepers Meeting

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The free monthly meeting of the Capital Area Beekeepers is scheduled for Wednesday March 10th at 7pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom. The main topic for this month is “What is a Nuc?”. We will have a video presentation on the difference between a package of bees and a nucleus colony of bees. This topic is great for beginning beekeepers to understand. For the more experienced beekeepers we will learn about a clever way of feeding pollen patties and building a horizontal hive. There will an opportunity at this meeting to buy a ticket to win a nuc this spring from local beekeeper, Bee Hollow Farms. If you are interested in attending please send an email to to get on the list for an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

Virtual Adult Tractor Safety Workshop

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Open to All adults – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is excited to offer a Tractor and Farm Safety Course on Tuesday, March 16th at 7 PM

This program is geared for adult audiences. Statistics show that farming and operating equipment is a hazardous and dangerous endeavor. Help yourself reduce the risks of an accident and attend this informative morning session. The program will consist of a very detailed presentation from the New York Center of for Agriculture Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) followed by a Q&A. This program is perfect for farmers old and new as well as any adult who currently works with machinery on the job, in their backyard, or plans to in the future. Due to COVID-19 and wanting to keep our participants safe, this program will be done via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any questions, please call Kayela at the CCE of Rensselaer County office at 518-272-4210 or send her an email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity employer and programmer.

March Lecture – Forest Fragmentation, Landscape Change, and Ecosystem Resilience

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Forest Fragmentation, Landscape Change, and Ecosystem Resilience with Rachel Riemann, March 18 2021, 7pm. Part of the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance’s Lecture Series. Rachel Riemann, a Research Forester/Geographer with the US Forest Service, will take a close look at forest fragmentation, what it means for changes in the landscape, and how it affects the flora, fauna, and water quality. She will share how we get this information and how it is used. Pre-registration is required. Please learn more and register at Suggested donation ($5) supports conservation on the Rensselaer Plateau.

Poestenkill Community Forest Walk

POESTENKILL – Saturday, March 20, 10 am – 1 pm. Celebrate the last day of winter on the trails at Poestenkill Community Forest, led by Fred DeMay and Peter Wood. Visit Big Beaver Bog and walk through tall hemlock trees on the newer Hemlock Hollow Trail. SPACE IS LIMITED FOR COVID SAFETY, so register early and please read the full event description to prepare for a safe and fun adventure! Learn more and register online at

Pipeline at Sand Lake Center for the Arts

SAND LAKE – NoPiates Committee and Wayne Gendron present: Pipeline, a passionate drama by Dominique Morisseau. This event will be a live Zoom reading on March 27th at 7pm, Free!

With profound compassion and lyricism, Morisseau delves into the urgent issue of the “School-to-prison” pipeline that ensnares people of color. Issues of class, race, parenting and education in America are brought to the frontlines, as we are left to question the systematic structures that ultimately trap underserved communities. Directed by Siobhan Shea.


Capital District Fly Fishers Fly Casting Clinic

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Learn or Improve Fly Casting!!! Saturday Date May 1st 10:00 – Noon (Rain date May 2nd- same time). Halfmoon Town Park, 162 Rout e 236, Halfmoon, NY 12065. If you have a rod, bring it. If you do not one will be provided. Pre-Registration A MUST!!! For Information, Registration, Gift Certificate Contact: Rodney Priddle (518) 421-6762 or Rodney; Paul Sinicki (518) 885-8257 or – All Students MUST have eye protection and Mask!!! (Rx or sun glasses are acceptable). Non Member Fee $20.00.

Malta Veterans Appreciation Program 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Save The Date! Monday, August 30, 2021. To Benefit Our LOCAL VETERAN “Hometown Heroes” Register now. $150 per person/$560 per foursome. Saratoga Lake Golf Club. Call Renee Farley (518) 577-8863 or Jim Peterman at 203-257-1893.

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