World Refugee Day Virtual Walk/Run
CAPITAL DISTRICT – The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Albany (USCRI Albany) invites the public to join them in recognizing World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20, 2020, with “A Walk in Their Words.” Participants are asked to donate $30 to register and can join the walk from anywhere at any time during the day: • Take a walk or run in the neighborhood • Walk or run on a treadmill • Walk or run in a park (following all county or state regulations, as well as the CDC’s guidelines of social distancing)
Registration fees will support ongoing services to refugees. Each registrant will receive a virtual gift bag with fun activities for patronizing restaurants owned by refugees and immigrants.
During the walk, participants can listen to audio stories that share refugees’ courageous journeys. Forced to flee their home countries in hope of a brighter future, their stories both educate and inspire.
Please go to www.awalkintheirwords.org for more information and to register for the event.
Humane Society Gala for Animals Goes Virtual on June 20
Humane Society Animal Care Associate Brianna Seltzer with Marty. His inspiring story will be featured as part of the event.
CAPITAL DISTRICT – The Benson’s Pet Centers “Hope Grows Here” Virtual Gala for Animals to benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society will streamed live on the Society’s Facebook page on Saturday, June 20 at 6 pm. Complete details about the event can be found here: https://mohawkhumane.org/gala-animals-2020.
The community is invited to participate at no charge. The event will be emceed by MHHS CEO Ashley Jeffrey Bouck and award-winning actor and entertainer Greg Aidala. WTEN’s Steve Caporizzo, host of Pet Connection, will be sharing several of the Society’s most inspiring success stories, along with adorable videos of shelter residents. Viewers will have a chance to watch, comment and participate in a mission auction to help the animals. Even those without Facebook accounts can still watch the event on the Society’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mohawkhumane/.
Those who wish to add dining to their virtual gala experience can order handcrafted, curbside pick-up meals for two from Nicole’s Restaurant. Two three-course meal options are available, one vegan, along with a choice of two specialty cocktails. Meals may be picked up on June 20, between 2:30 and 4:30 pm, from either Nicole’s at 556 Delaware Avenue in Albany, or the National Museum of Dance at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs, which was the originally planned site for the gala. Call 518-434-8128, ext 206 with questions.
Adult Tractor Safety Workshop
RENSSELAER COUNTY – Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 P.M. Open to All adults. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is excited to offer a Tractor and Farm Safety Course at White’s Farm Supply in Schaghticoke (1205 State Route 40 Schaghticoke, NY 121544). 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 begin at 6:30 P.M with a presentation from the New York Center of for Agriculture Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) followed by an opportunity to give your newly learned skills a try. 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. To register, please call CCE office at 518-272-4210 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a registration fee of $5 payable at the class. If you have special needs that need to be met in order to participate, please let us know at the time of registration. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity employer and programmer.
Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale
SAND LAKE – Save the dates… and your stuff! The 10th Annual Town Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for the weekend of September 19, 20. This popular event is sponsored by the Sand Lake Business Association and attracts folks from all over the Capital Region. The vendor corral/flea market again will be at Westfall Village. This is a wonderful opportunity for residents, sports teams, church groups, scout groups and others to make some easy cash. Online registration is now available at sandlakebusiness.com and click on EVENTS.
The Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake Fundraising Drive
SAND LAKE – The Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake is supporting a charity fundraising drive within the Averill Park Central School District to benefit the Capital Region’s Ronald Mc Donald House. The drive will run from now until October 31st with the goal to collect enough pull tabs from soda, beer, soups and pet food cans to fill a school bus!
We ask that parents of our school children and other interested citizens join this effort by removing and collecting as many pull tabs as possible during the months ahead and taking them to the office of one of our three elementary schools, the Algonquin Middle School’s office or to the office at the Averill Park High School.
Please join us to help the Ronald McDonald House as it continues to offer a haven of comfort, love, hope and support – free of charge – for critically ill children and their families. Thank you.