Events 06.09.22

Rensselaer Alumni Association Star Wars Night Valley Cat Game & Picnic

The Alumni Association of the City of Rensselaer is organizing a picnic and Tri-City Valley Cat Game on July 23rd for their Star Wars Night. You do not have to be a member to go. The picnic begins at 6 pm in the pavilion, and the game will follow. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for kids. 

Tickets include a picnic dinner that includes pulled pork and chicken with all of the fixings and your ticket to the game. Fireworks will follow the game. This is our first event to organize, and we hope you will be a part of the fun. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 15th. Please send your check made payable to The Rensselaer Alumni Association to: Rensselaer Alumni Association, Rensselaer High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144. If you have any questions please contact D. Wright at or D. Roberts at Come join the fun!

Summer Garage and Rummage Sale

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church at 175 Fifth Ave will welcome the season with our Summer Garage and Rummage Sale. 

The sale will take place from 8 AM to 4 PM Friday, June 24 and 8 AM to 11 AM Saturday, June 25. Donated items can be dropped off at the church 9 AM to 7 PM June 22 and 23. Please no exercise equipment or heavy TVs.

Poestenkill Historical Society Annual Concert-on-the Green

On Sunday afternoon, June 26th, from l to 4PM we are pleased to announce we will be holding our annual concert. Keller & McGowan Duo will be performing for us again this year. It will be held on the Town Hall lawn. This will be held rain or shine – we have a large canopy. Don’t forget to bring your chairs or blanket. Light refreshments will be available. Hope to see you all there!

Nassau July 4th Party

The community is invited to celebrate July 4th Independence Day on the lawn of Grace United Methodist Church, Nassau, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. 

The Hudson Valley-Berkshires Interfaith Network together with Grace UMC will host the event which will also recognize Pastor Dion Marquit’s years of service in Nassau. Beef hot dogs, watermelon and ice cream will be provided by the organizers. Guests are asked to BYO chair, and a food item (salad, dessert, etc.) to share with the group. 

This is an alcohol-free event. Gather with us and your neighbors as we celebrate our American tradition of religious freedom, peace, and recognizing the unity of all in these United States. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30 by volunteers. Music from 1:00 to 2:00 with the Church Street Stompers. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors at the Church.

Bushman and Givens Book Talk at SLHS

On Tuesday June 14th, at 7pm, the Sand Lake Historical Society will present David Bushman and Mark Givens, co-authors of “Murder at Teal’s Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks” at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park. After their presentation, the authors also will host a book signing. Refreshments will be served. A donation of $5 is suggested for non-SLHS members. 

Their recently-published book has been called “a brilliantly researched investigation into a nearly forgotten century-old murder that inspired one of the most seductive mysteries in the history of television and film.” Certainly not forgotten around here! 

David Bushman is a long-time TV curator at the Paley Center for Media, the author of Conversations with Mark Frost: Twin Peaks, Hill Street Blues, and The Education of a Writer, and is currently an adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Mark Givens works as a consultant for the federal government and is the creator and host of the Twin Peaks – centric podcast Deer Meadow Radio and lives in Washington, DC. 

The 1908 murder of Hazel Drew and the many tales and theories surrounding it is one of the enduring mysteries of Sand Lake. Even if you think you’re “heard it all” you probably haven’t! Please join us for this next chapter. New SLHS members are always welcomed. Like us on Facebook or visit

Curtis Lumber’s 12th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day!

 Saturday, June 18, 2022

Whether you currently own a pet or are looking to adopt, we invite you to join us for a day of fur and fun at Curtis Lumber’s 12th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day from 10am-3pm!  

Meet adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue groups who are eager to meet you, your family, and your current pets at Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa, East Greenbush, and Queensbury.  Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits and more will be available for adoption. (Selection varies per store)  Veterinarians, per service providers and pet non-profits will also be in attendance offering valuable discounts on their products and services.  Curtis Lumber’s Ballston Spa store will also host Steve Caporizzo’s WTEN Pet Connection, Benson’s Pet Center, Live Acoustic Musician, Jim McArdle and will also have a 50/50 raffle and food trucks available.  Bring your family and your pets to one Curtis Lumber location or all three throughout the day to find a new furry friend! 

 Last year’s event resulted in over 300+ pets finding forever homes!  For full details visit www.clpetapalooza or  

To Love A Child Announces 2nd Annual Nine And Dine Charity Golf Scramble
Seeks Golfers, Sponsors And In-Kind Donations

     CLIFTON PARK – To Love A Child announces it’s Second Annual Nine and Dine Golf Scramble on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Fairways of Halfmoon Golf Course to benefit two special programs.  The Thyme to Thrive Educational Program in the Capital Region, which focuses on slowly transitioning individuals of all ages into a healthier lifestyle thru mini camps and workshops for kids and teens. The second program is Food Forests & Clean Water in Zimbabwe where we will be planting indigenous trees, vegetable gardens, and fruit bearing bushes to enhance the country’s health, food sources, and maintain the natural balance of life between animals, plants, fungi, and micro-organisms. 

Golfers are welcome to sign up for golf and non-golfers are encouraged to join us for dinner.

Advance registration is a must as limited spots are available. $85 per person includes 9 holes of golf with cart, prizes and a delicious dinner. Dinner only attendees are $45 per person with cocktails and dinner at 6:15 pm. 

Sponsor opportunities are available: Dinner Sponsor $500, $250 Cocktail Sponsor, Contest and Prize Sponsors, Golf favor bag in-kind donations are available. Wonderful opportunity to promote your business to local attendees and support children.

Visit for more detailed information on this fun filled event and for registration and sponsor forms. Send sponsor donations and golfer registration forms to PO Box 165, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Questions? Call 518-859-4424 or email We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you on the course.

Strawberry Festival in Nassau

It’s that time of year again!

Join us for the annual Strawberry Festival at Grace United Methodist Church in Nassau.

Fresh strawberries, home made biscuits, and creamy home made whipped cream make up our shortcakes.

Come enjoy the berries, some local music, visit with your friends, and celebrate our community.

The Strawberry Festival will be held on Thursday, June 23, 7:00 pm.

Town of North Greenbush Summer Concert Series Announced

This is going to be an exciting year as we kick-off our biggest Summer Concert Series yet. Supervisor Joe Bott would like to invite you to the concerts on Sundays at 6pm at the Gazebo at Town Hall Park on Main Avenue (2 Douglas Street) in Wynantskill. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes (or boots) and get ready for a rockin’ good time. This is truly a mix of different musical genres, offering something for everyone. If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Town Supervisor Kelly Hoffman at (518) 283-5313, x5. If concerts are canceled due to inclement weather, we will try to have it posted on the town website at and the front sign as soon as feasibly possible. 

6/26 – Harmony Rocks

7/3 – Donny Elvis

7/10 – Southbound Renegade

7/17 – The Refrigerators

7/21 – Jet Crash Billy

7/31 – Emerald City

8/7 – Harmonie Duo

8/14 – Kyle Bourgault Band

We look forward to seeing ya’ll soon!

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