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Events 07.14.22

Hoosick Falls Summer Concert Series

New York State blues hall of famers, the Bluz House Rockers, perform at Wood Park in  Hoosick Falls on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

The Bluz House Rockers are celebrating their 27th year in 2022. While they are honored to be members of the New York State Blues Hall of Fame, the Rockers have a varied repertoire, covering everyone from Frank Sinatra to the Allman Brothers. The fact that six of their seven members sing lead and/or harmony results in their ability to present varied musical styles.

They are honored to perform every January on the Delbert McClinton Sandy Beaches cruise into the Caribbean. Over the years, they have played at many casinos, including, Mohegan Sun (the Wolf’s Den), the Grand Opening of Turning Stone, Vapor Night club in Saratoga and Rivers in Schenectady.

They have played all the major fairs in the region: Altamont, Saratoga, Cobleskill and Schaghticoke. 

They have performed at many galas: Cooperstown Hall of Fame Induction, SPAC, Jacob’s Pillow, Ronald McDonald House’s 30th Anniversary, WMHT, Wood Theatre and many more. BHR has opened in concert for many national acts, including Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Eddie Money, Marshall Tucker, Little Feat, Loverboy, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Mayall and The Turtles, and they have performed at the Times Union Center, Proctors, the Palace Theatre, Alive at Five and the Empire State Plaza Summer

Concert Series.

Although BHR is primarily a cover band, their self-titled Bluz House Rockers cd contained mostly original tunes written by lead singer, Trish Anderson. Her song “Three Dollar Bill” went to #2 on the pop 100 charts in Denmark, and she performed her original tunes at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas on the Dennis Bono Show which was simulcast on stations through the US and Canada.

BHR member Rick Rourke’s mother and other relatives are from Hoosick Falls, so it is always special for Rick and the rest of the band to perform at

Free Shredding Day 2022

Schodack residents please note that in conjunction with the Town of East Greenbush and City of Rensselaer, the Town of Schodack is sponsoring a Free Shredding event on Saturday July 23, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Schodack Town Hall parking lot. All residents from The Town of Schodack, Town of East Greenbush and the City of Rensselaer are welcome. Documents will be shredded in a secured mobile truck. There is a limit of 3 boxes per customer (cubic foot size). Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and rid yourself of those outdated checks, bank statements, and other personal information

Malta Ridge Vol Fire Co Aux Garage Sale

The annual Summer Sizzler garage sale for the Malta Ridge Vol Fire Co Auxiliary will be held Fri, July 29 through Sun July 31 at 745 Malta Ave Ext, Malta, NY. A good selection of lightly used articles for sale including furniture, housewares, home decor, etc. Times are Fri 2p – 8p; Sat 9a – 3p; and Sun 9a – 12p. Donations will be accepted Thurs, July 28 from 5p – 9p at 745 Malta Ave Ext, Malta, NY. All proceeds benefit the firefighters. If you have large pieces of furniture to donate, please send a picture to Cathy Fare @ ctfare@nullnycap.rr.com. Thank you in advance for your support.

Schuylerville Flower Show

The Schuylerville Garden Club will present its annual National Garden Club Standard Flower Show entitled “Flowers Take Flight” on Saturday, July 23 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and Sunday, July 24 from Noon- 4 pm in the Town Hall, 12 Spring Street (corner of Spring & Broad) in Schuylerville, NY.

There will be Floral Design, Horticulture and Artistic Crafts competitions which will be judged by trained judges. A Photography division will be judged by the people attending the show. All divisions reflect the “Birds” theme. 

The show will also include plant, glove and bake sales, prizes from a benefit table and special exhibits. A presentation of “All About Bluebirds” will be given on Sunday at 2:30 by Russ Guard. 

Admission and refreshments are free! The public is invited to attend and participate in the show. For more information, visit www.schuylervillegardenclub.org.

Herman Melville Birthday Event

The Lansingburgh Historical Society (LHS) invites you to join us as we CELEBRATE HERMAN MELVILLE’S 203RD BIRTHDAY, on SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2022, at the Herman Melville House, 2 114th Street, Troy, NY from 10 AM to 2 PM.

We are delighted to open our celebration at 10:30 AM, with a talk by HISTORIAN & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AT ARROWHEAD, LESLEY HERZBERG. 

Marking its 60th anniversary this year, the Berkshire County Historical Society makes its home at Arrowhead, the home of Herman Melville from 1850 to 1863, and the location where he completed his work, The Whale, or Moby-Dick. Melville wrote his first two novels, Typee and Omoo, in Lansingburgh where he lived with his family from 1838 to 1847.

Following Lesley’s talk, we’ll enjoy birthday cupcakes, and tours of the Melville House and Gardens. For more information please reach out to John or Mary Ellen Ward at 518-885-4295

Please join us! As always, a $10 donation is welcome and truly appreciated. We’ll see you there!

The SVFD’s Car Show Is Happening On Saturday, August 20, 2022

Cruise on down to Stephentown on Saturday, August 20 to check out the Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department’s Car Show from 10 AM – 2 PM. 

Antique Autos, Classic Cars, Antique Tractors, Hot Rods, and Antique Fire Trucks! Plus food, vendors, and raffles. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

The entry fee for vehicles is just $10. Door prizes and trophies will be awarded. Walk-ins and spectators enter for free, but a donation is suggested.

Vendors are also welcome; tables are available for $10. If you are interested in reserving a spot, please email us at stephentownfiredepartment@nullgmail.com.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, August 21

Young Peacemakers Week

Are you interested in contributing to a peaceful world? If the answer is yes, help your child (grades 2-8) learn about peace within their own self, their community, and the global stage. 

Young Peacemakers Week, held at the Friends Meetinghouse at 727 Madison Ave. in Albany, is set up to do exactly that during the week of August 22-26, 2022. The hours are 1:30-6:30, with a family meal shared from 5:30-6:30, accompanied by a family activity and singing. Peacemaking skills are learned in the context of typical summer day camp activities, including arts and crafts, music, non-competitive games, and nature-related fun. 

The cost is pay-as-you-can, and no child will be turned away for inability to pay. Young Peacemakers Week is a welcoming community, and is open to children of all abilities, ethnicities, religions, etc. For more information, call Nancy Mattice at 518-366-1854, or visit us online at youngpeacemakersweek.weebly.com.

North Greenbush Summer Concert Series

Our UPDATED Summer Concert Series is here and we are excited about some returning acts and looking forward to hearing some new musical groups. All concerts are held on Sundays starting at 6pm behind town hall in the gazebo at 2 Douglas Street in Wynantskill (weather permitting). Hope to see you there!

7/24 Jet Screamer

7/31 The Donna Tritico Bank

8/7 Harmonic Duo

8/14 Kyle Bourgault Band

Columbia HS “50s “60s Reunion

It’s back! The Columbia HS classes of the ’50s and ’60s will hold their annual reunion September 10 from 4 until 9 at the Phillips Road Firehouse outside pavilion. A food truck from Little Big Fatz will be on site and a cash bar with beer and wine will be available. This is a popular, informal gathering of classmates. A $5.00 donation is requested. For more information or questions contact Valerie Figel Femia (pfemia@nullnycap.rr.com).

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