Events 05.06.21

Craft Fair at Pittstown Church

PITTSTOWN – Craft Fair on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall, 45 Old Route 7, Valley Falls, NY 12185 sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Pittstown. All Vendors are welcome. $20.00 per table. Indoor and Outdoor space available. Tables provided. Interested Vendors please contact: Carolyn O’Donnell, 6 Factory Hollow Road, Valley Falls, NY 12185 at 518-663-8253. Food will be available at event for purchase.

Capital Region Social Happenings Concert Series

CAPITAL DISTRICT –  Month of May 2021 – Friday Night Events at 7 pm at 435 New Karner Road (Hanover Square Offices and Apts) at “Hill” door entrance.  Weather permitting these events will be held outside. Open to the public at large. 

Friday, May 7th – Mark Tommasone will be performing hits from the Beatles and the 60s.  He will also make up some songs just for fun. This is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening.  Starts at 7 pm. CDC & COVID compliant. Seating limited if indoors. Outside seating is unlimited. Snacks provided. Plenty of free parking. Handicap accessible. Call 518-452-6883 for more information. 435 New Karner Road (Hanover Square Offices and Apts.) at “Hill” door entrance. $12.

Friday, May 14th – Joe Sinatra is back again.  He’ll be singing hits from the big band era and “Ole Blue Eyes”. Starts at 7 pm.  CDC & COVID compliant. Seating limited if indoors. Outside seating is unlimited. Snacks provided. Plenty of free parking. Handicap accessible. Call 518-452-6883 for more information. 435 New Karner Road (Hanover Square Offices and Apts.) at “Hill” door entrance. $12.

Friday, May 21st —Brian Zapel, guitarist will perform. Starts at 7 pm. CDC & COVID compliant. Seating limited if indoors. Outside seating is unlimited. Snacks provided. Plenty of free parking. Handicap accessible. Call 518-452-6883 for more information. 435 New Karner Road (Hanover Square Offices and Apts.) at “Hill” door entrance. $12. 

Friday, May 28th — Miss Carla Page, popular area performer, will perform at 7 pm.  She is often referred to as the “Queen of Motown”. She’ll perform music from the 50s, 60ds and 70s mixed with a little bit of country. Starts at 7 pm. She also has a radio show on WPTR 1240 AM or WPTR 97.1 FM on Saturdays and Mondays at noon where she plays Mo-Town music.  CDC & COVID compliant. Seating limited if indoors. Outside seating is unlimited. Snacks provided. Plenty of free parking. Handicap accessible. Call 518-452-6883 for more information. 435 New Karner Road (Hanover Square Offices and Apts.) at “Hill” door entrance. $12. 

Capital Region Social Happenings is a registered name of Singles Outreach Services, Inc. and is a NYS non-profit organization. Mailing address: P. O. Box 12511, Albany NY 12212. Location: 435 New Karner Road (Hill Door Entrance), Albany (Colonie), NY 12205. Office Phone: 518-452-6883.

Lansingburgh Historical Society 

LANSINGBURGH – This Saturday, May 8,2021, from 10 am to 2 pm the 1786 Herman Melville House and garden will be open for tours. We’re located at 2 114th St., Troy, NY 12182. Also on display will be artifacts from the United Shirt and Collar Co. where they made Lion Brand Shirts. 

After our gardening efforts this past Saturday we have several pots of healthy iris and a few hostas available for sale.

COVID precautions will be in place, masks will be required. We ask for a $5 donation from members, and a $6 donation from not yet members. If you haven’t already renewed your membership this is a perfect time to do that and a perfect time to become a member as well. See you then!

The Capital District Humanist Society Presents: Life After Deaf: My Misadventures in Hearing Loss and Recovery

CAPITAL DISTRICT – One night in 2010, Noel Holston went to bed with reasonably intact hearing. By dawn, it was gone, beginning a process of misdiagnoses, an obstinate health-insurance bureaucracy, failed cochlear-implant surgery, and a second surgery that finally worked. This presentation will tell the story of how he regained his hearing, and of a great marriage that weathered serious testing. 

Noel Holston, of Athens, GA, is a Pulitzer Prize nominee whose writing has appeared in more than one hundred publications, including the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and New York Daily News. 

This program will take place online, via Zoom, on Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at 1 PM. Current paid CDHS members will automatically receive an invite to the meeting via e mail.  

Any one who is not a current paid member of cdhs can request an invite to the meeting by emailing:  Please send the request several days prior.

Rensselaer County 4-H Cloverbud Chefs Workshop

RENSSELAER COUNTY – The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H Youth Development program is holding a 4-H Cloverbud Chefs workshop via Zoom on Monday, May 10th at 6:00pm. Youth five to seven years old are invited to participate. The participants will cook along with CCE Rensselaer County 4-H Program Coordinator, Eileen DePaula from their home kitchens. They will be preparing Vegetable Pizza and No-Bake Cinnamon Rolls. There is a registration fee of $5.00 per child. Register for this workshop can be found here:

Registrants will receive further information and recipes closer to the workshop. For safety, please have an adult present in the kitchen to assist during the workshop. For more information about this and other programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, please call 518-272-4210. No one shall be denied the opportunity to participate or receive information based on their ability to pay. If you need any accommodations please let us know at the time of registration.

Nassau Lake Park Improvement Assoc. Annual Spring Meeting 

NASSAU – As we begin to get back on track after these unprecedented times we would like invite you to Join us Thursday, May 13 at 7pm at the ballfield for our annual spring meeting.   We have plenty of things going on this season such as our new Dock & Shoreline committee, dock registration, event dates and as always the overall health of our Lake.  As more folks learn to love this area, we look for those people to become members, volunteer and be part of a unique place that has so much to offer.  The meeting will be held outdoors but we ask you to please practice CDC guidelines for social distancing and dress for the elements.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

May Meeting for Ch. 60 Korean War Veterans’ Assoc.

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Welcome Back Korean War Veterans and Associates.  We are now being allowed to gather together for our monthly meetings.  The May meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at the VFW home,  off Veteran’s Way, North of Saratoga Springs off the arterial.  Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend.  New members are always welcome.  For an application to join or for further information, please contact. Comm. Paul O’Keefe at 518-603-4186.  We hope to be able to resume our monthly luncheons soon.

Community Conversation: Data Privacy & You

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Why does my social media account send me ads after mentioning something I want to buy? Am I allowed to ask an organization to delete my information from their systems? If I use my customer’s information for something unrelated to their account, could I be sued? Data Privacy is an issue that is forcing many questions and confusion. As social media platforms take center stage during Congressional hearings and public and private sector organizations face significant regulatory changes, it it helpful to have learn about rights, responsibilities, and best practices that we can use at home or work. On Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM, Justan Foster will offer a virtual opportunity to learn about the role of Data Privacy in your life and business. Justan Foster is a graduate of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy program at Albany Law School and candidate for Rensselaer County Clerk. The event will be hosted via Zoom with an option to attend by phone, and is being offered to the public at no charge. To learn more about the event and Justan, visit, email or call (518) 965-2389.

Rensselaer County Soil & Water Conservation District Spring Fish Stocking Sale

RENSSELAER COUNTY – On Thursday, May 20, 2021 the Rensselaer County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a Spring Fish Stocking Sale to the public. Pre-Orders are due May 14th. Order forms can be found online at

RAINBOW TROUT: Available in size 4” – 6”; LARGEMOUTH BASS: Available in size 4” – 6” and 6” – 8”; CHANNEL CATFISH: Available in size 6” – 8”; FATHEAD MINNOWS: Available in size 1”- 3”; TRIPLOID GRASS CARP: Available in size 10” – 12”; FISH FOOD: Silver cup floating fish food pellets sold in 40 lb bags; and BLUE BIRD NESTING BOXES.

Pick-ups will be at 12 Noon at the USDA Service Center’s parking lot, in front of the Agriculture & Life Sciences Building in Troy. Checks can be made payable to: RENSSELAER COUNTY SWCD, Order forms and checks can be mailed to: 61 State Street – Troy, NY 12180, Completed ORDER FORMS and/or questions can also be E-mailed to: .

Rummage and Food Sale

PITTSTOWN – Rummage and Food Sale on Friday, May 21 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and on Saturday, May 22 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Pittstown Methodist Church Hall, NY Route 7, Pittstown, NY 12185. Bag Sale on Saturday only. $2.00 per bag. Buy 2 bags and get 1 free. For information call Carolyn at 518-663-8253 for clothing and small items; call Herb at 518-753-4427 or 518-593-0003 for other items.

The Capital District Genealogical Society Presents Genealogy and German Jews: A Success Story in Reconstituting an Entire Family

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. via Zoom. This presentation will offer tips and tricks for finding German and Jewish ancestors through the lens of a 30 year effort to document and connect all persons who descended from two half brothers.

Speaker Michael Tuteur has been an amateur genealogist for over 30 years. A Harvard graduate, he has been researching and documenting his ancestors and relatives within Europe. Learn how to apply his tips and tricks to your own research.

This will be a Zoom meeting. There is a 100 person limit. Registration is free and will open to the public approximately May 16, 2021. See our website under meetings and events. Please join us!

Evergreen Cemetery Association Meeting 2021

WYNANTSKILL – Evergreen Association of Wynantskill, NY , will hold its annual meeting on Monday, May 24th at 6:30 pm. at the North Greenbush Town Office Building. located on Main Avenue in Wynantskill. (use back entrance). If you are a Deed Holder or Family Member of Lot owners, We invite you to attend this meeting.  We  are in need of new volunteers and help in keeping our cemetery well taken care of.  Many lots are still available for purchase. We will be having fundraisers throughout the year to help with the cost of maintenance.  Please come and see where you can help or send your donation to ( PO box 2, Wynantskill, NY  12198. Questions call Bonnie Beaulie at 518-283-4304.

Call for Entries at Sand Lake Center for the Arts Gallery

SAND LAKE – SLCA and A Still Small Voice 4 U are calling on visual artists for the 2021 Summer Juried Art Show! Artists of all media are invited to submit up to two works for this show titled “Hands”, inspired by the song by Phil Ochs. Submissions should be sent to in jpeg format by May 31, 2021. Selections will be announced by June 4, 2021 and selected works must be delivered to Sand Lake Center for the Arts on Mondays (or by appointment) beginning June 7th. All selected pieces must be delivered by June 28, 2021. Twenty pieces will be selected with first, second, third, and people’s choice cash awards. This year’s juror is Phil Williamston. For more information go to

2021 Castleton/Schodack Memorial Day Parade

CASTLETON/SCHODACK – Plans for a 2021 Memorial Day Parade are under way. Although a traditional parade is still not completely safe, an annual tribute to those who served our country is deserved and needed by all! Therefore: CALLING ALL VETERANS!

Our celebration this year will be a “safe” drive-by display, bringing the parade to our community. Our parade theme is “Honor All Veterans”. We encourage all our local veterans to join us for this drive-by procession, from the safety of their own vehicle. Rides will be provided for those veterans unable to drive or be driven.

Veterans able to join the parade are asked to rsvp to Rik Cosgrave at the following, with your name and phone #:   518-694-2070

Save the Date: Monday – May 31, 2021 10am

Music In The Park – Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center Proudly Presents 2021 Summer Concert Series

RENSSELAER – June 7th Opening Night w/Donny Elvis. Sponsored By Blue Shield of NY; June 14th Nightshift. Sponsored By Walter S Pratt and Sons Inc.; June 21st John Hill Live. Sponsored By Walter S Pratt And Sons Inc.; June 28th Winchester And Young. Sponsored By Rich Siek in Memory of Andrea Siek; July 5th Hands of Time, Sponsored By Walter S Pratt and Sons Inc.; July 12th The Lustre Kings. Sponsored By Millienia Housing Management Ltd; July 19th Joes Boys. Sponsored By Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center; July 26th Gone Grey. Sponsored By Clear Captions FREE Captioning Phone; August 2nd Donny Elvis. Sponsored By CDPHP; August 9th Kyle Bourgault Acoustic Live. Sponsored By Rensselaer County Legislator Chair and City of Rensselaer Mayor Michael Stammel … From 6 PM to 8 PM, Riverfront Park Rensselaer NY. Rain Date Is The Following Night

We would like to thank all of our sponsors. Without you this series wouldn’t be happening. Call 518-463-2166 For More Info.

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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