Events 03.16.23

Averill Park High School’s Mr. AP Show!

Want to take a trip under the sea? Averill Park High School’s class of 2023 will be putting on the annual Mr. AP show. Our 10 contestants will be competing head to head for the coveted title in a series of different categories. These include a talent portion where the contestants will attempt to win over the crowd with an engaging and fun act showcasing their best abilities. As well as activity wear, career wear and formal wear, where the contestants, accompanied by their escorts, will showcase their current extracurriculars, future job plans, and don their finest attire. 

Several dance segments featuring contestants, escorts, and committee members flaunting their best moves to some beachy tunes, filler acts, and videos showcasing the behind the scenes efforts of everyone involved in the show. 

It will be held in the High School auditorium at 6 PM as well as a tailgate event from 4-6 PM. Our blue and gold themed tailgate will feature music, cornhole, and food trucks all in the High School parking lot! Tickets for the show will cost $10 and the tailgate event is free to attend! Come support the AP senior class by attending this amazing show. You won’t want to miss this!

9th Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert

Saturday, March 25, 6 PM, Brown’s Revolution Hall, 425 River St. Troy.

$20 minimum suggested donation at the door

. Concert to benefit suicide prevention and mental health services.

World renowned musician and music producer Robert Etoll will be flying in from Los Angeles for a special reunion of the Bob Etoll Band.

Other bands performing include Emerald City, Soul Sky and Super 400 along with guests Tommy Love, Scotty Mac, Matt Mirabile, Tony Perrino, Johnny Rabb, Sean Matthew Whiteford, Chris Sanders & more. Dustin’s father Joe Mele is a renowned musician who has played locally and nationally for over 45 years.

Proceeds from the Memorial Concert will support three organizations, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP); National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Rensselaer County mental health and emergency assistance programs through Catholic Charities CoNSERNS-U program, all in memory of Dustin.

Robert Etoll is one of the world’s leading composers and music producers of trailers, documentaries, TV theme songs and animated series. He grew up in Troy and is thrilled to return to reunite with his old bandmates Peter Iselin, Chris Garabedian, Joe Montarello, Frank Rossi and notable special guests.

Suicide is at epidemic proportions and touches more and more lives and families every day. Over the past 9 years, the Memorial Concert has gone above and beyond to try to bring awareness and assistance to those who are struggling in the Capital Region.

Averill Park High School: Class of 2014 Reunion Planning

Somehow, someway, it’s been almost 10 years since the Averill Park High School Class of 2014 graduated! Planning has begun for a reunion to celebrate and re-connect sometime in 2024. 

Please email if you are a member of the APHS Class of 2014, are interested in learning more about reunion planning, and would like to receive a survey with additional information. Once a Warrior, always a Warrior!

Sand Lake Garden Club

Birds are an interesting and important part of nature’s fabric. Why not spend some time getting to know more about the species that inhabit your garden and neighborhood ? 

Join the Sand Lake Garden Club on Thursday, March 23, 6:00 at the Sand Lake Town Hall, just for this reason. Dr. Kathryn Schneider, ornithologist and Columbia Greene Master Gardener, will speak on “ Birding 101 “.  Basic principals about birding that we could apply to our gardening. 

Dr. Schneider will explain how to use field guides and phone apps for ID of birds at home, how to choose the right binoculars, etc. This talk can greatly expand your birding horizons – you will notice more birds and grow your skills to connect with the birding community. See you March 23rd !

Warren County Radio Club

Warren County Radio Club presents our first Annual Ham Radio Swap meet on April 15th, 2023 from 8am to 12pm at the Queensbury High school, 409 Aviation Rd Queensbury , NY 12804 . Cost 5$ which will go towards door prize.

Need to sell  equipment? tables provided for 10$. Sign up at

Talk-in W2WCR linked repeater system Prospect: 146.730(PL 100).        

Goff MS Presents Annie JR.

Playing at the Columbia High School Auditorium in East Greenbush. Friday, March 17th at 7pm & Saturday, March 18th at 3pm & 7pm. 

The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. The Goff Drama Club cast & crew of 75 students is led by Hannah Decker, Rebecca Stevens, Lorraine LaVoie and Jean Hirt. 

Annie JR. follows the story of an orphan named Annie living a “hard-knock life” at The New York City Municipal Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie dreams of being reunited with her parents and takes action to find them. Annie is a heartwarming show with an important message about the true nature of family. 

Performances of ANNIE JR. are open to the public. 

Admission is Adults $10 – Students/Seniors $8. 

Tickets available at the door.

Town of North Greenbush Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way! The Town of North Greenbush Youth and Recreation Committee is “hoppy” to announce Peter Cottontail is hoppin’ down the bunny trail right to North Greenbush for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. No fooling …. it will be held on Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 am at town hall, 2 Douglas Street in Wynantskill. 

Children should bring their baskets to collect all of those special treats. We will even have a surprise visit by the bunny who would love to say hi! We hope to have it outside as usual so dress appropriately (for rain we will be inside). 

Please call Jessica Merola or Kelly Hoffman at the town supervisor’s office at (518) 283-5313, x5 with any questions. We hope to see you there for this wonderful holiday tradition with our great community.

Comedy Show

SATURDAY, MARCH 25 – 8pm, doors open at 7.

At Melvin Roads American Legion, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 518-462-7006.

Advance Tickets are on sale at our bar, purchase of 8 can reserve a table. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. 


Featuring: Patty Rosborough, Jennifer McMullen & Shawn Gillie & more. Comedy for Grown-ups.

Proceeds support our veterans programs, sponsored by Riders Chapter #1231.

Brunswick Historical Society presents “The Gilded Age”

Kathryn Sheehan, Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian will present an illustrated lecture on how Troy’s 19th century architecture became an integral backdrop to the Julian Fellows HBO series “The Gilded Age”. 

Kathryn worked with the location scouts and production designer on locations throughout the city as well as providing information on how Troy appeared during the Gilded Age, who the major players were in the city at the time that represented “old” money and “new” money. Kathryn will also share some of the behind the scenes stories that happened during the filming for season one. 

This program will be held at the Brunswick Community Center on March 18, 2023 at 1PM. Any questions, please call our headquarters at 518-279-4024

The Second Battle of Gettysburg?

The Esquatak Historical Society invites you to a presentation on “The Second Battle of Gettysburg.” Join talented storyteller and Esquatak favorite Ron Gabriele as he tells not of a forgotten Civil War battle, but of the monumental achievement and challenges of bringing 54,000 ageing veterans from every state in the Union back to the famous Pennsylvania battlefield to commemorate the military campaign 50 years later. The presentation takes place on Friday, March 24, 7 pm at the Castleton Fire House, Green Avenue. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Crafters Wanted in Richfield Springs

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Applications are currently being accepted for two popular craft events in Richfield Springs–the 42nd Annual Friendship Craft Festival to be held on Saturday, June 10 in Spring Park and the 3rd Annual Fall Craft Fair scheduled for Saturday, October 7 at the Cullen Pumpkin, 587 Cullen Road.  Both events are sponsored by the Church Of Christ Uniting in Richfield Springs. 

For information and an application for both events go to or call Carla at 315-858-1451.

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