Events 07.20.23

SVFD Car Show

The SVFD Car Show is happening on Saturday, August 19 from 10 AM – 2 PM. Cruise on over to the Stephentown Fire Hall at 35 Grange Hall Road to check out the freshly detailed and buffed to the nine’s vehicles. 

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 $15. Door prizes and trophies will be awarded. Vendors are also welcome; tables are available for $20. Walk-ins and spectators enter for free, but a donation is suggested.

Interested in reserving a vendor table at the car show? Please email 

Rain date is Sunday, August 20.

Charity Cornhole Tournament to Benefit Devin Mahoney

On Sunday, August 20th,2023, a Benefit Cornhole Tournament will be held for Devin Mahoney at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, N.Y. 12110.

Devin is 23 years old and a 2018 Graduate of Shaker High School who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of Bone Cancer.

Tournament info; 11 am Registration, 64 Teams max, $100 per team. 12 noon Start Time, Double Elimination.

1st Place $500, 2nd Place $250. Buffet Included with Team Registration. Registration Deadline August 16th, 2023 (no exceptions)!

Contact Doreen Weidman at 518 788 0102,

Crailo Concert – Yankee Doodle Band in the Park

On Thursday, July 20th, bring your blanket, chairs, friends and family for a summer evening of music in Crailo’s Riverside Park, brought to you by Rensselaer’s own Yankee Doodle Band, the oldest continuous American Legion Band in the country. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the band will perform a variety of patriotic and military compositions, along with popular show tunes. Free to the public. Come early and have dinner! Dog E. Style Gourmet Hotdogs food truck will be at the park, from 5:30 p.m. (Concert rain-date: 7/27).

Once part of the Van Rensselaer family’s vast landholdings, today Crailo State Historic Site tells the story of the early Dutch inhabitants of Albany and the upper Hudson River Valley. Located at 9 ½ Riverside Ave in historic Rensselaer, the museum is open for guided tours, Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through October 29th. For further information about this and other site programs and events, please call (518) 463-8738, visit, or find us on social media.

Indoor Yard Sale at Church of the Covenant UM

Have you been putting off cleaning out those no longer used items in your kitchen, garage or basement? Let this be your incentive to get started! Church of the Covenant, the round church in Averill Park will be having its annual Indoor Yard Sale on Friday & Saturday, August 18th and 19th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. We will be happy to accept your donations of kitchenware, toys, games, holiday decor, tools, sewing and craft supplies, etc. We cannot accept TVs, Computers, car seats. Save clothing and bedding, etc. for our rummage sale, Friday & Saturday, September 29th & 30th.

Items may be dropped off beginning Monday, August 7th – Wednesday, August 16th from 10 am – 3pm. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you. We will be offering items for free at 1:30 pm on Saturday August 19th.

Look UP Dance Performance

The BYU-Idaho Dance Alliance will perform on Friday, July 21, 2023, at 7:00 pm at the Lisha Kill Middle School, 68 Waterman Drive, Colonie. Admission is FREE. Monetary donations are welcome and will benefit RISE Healthy Housing and Support Services. The dance troop will perform ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom, foot works, and world dance. This event is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Capital Region.

Latham-Colonie Columbiettes Annual Craft Fair

Vendors Wanted!

The Latham-Colonie Columbiettes, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y., 12110, are hosting their Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 from 9 am-3:30 pm. 

The Event is Rain or Shine! Spaces available are Indoor ($25), Outdoor Covered ($25) and Outdoor with your own Pop-up ($30, with electric $40)

Information; or

Zion’s United Church of Christ of Taborton Summer Festival

Come join us on August 5, 2023, for our 114th annual Summer Festival and Chicken BBQ at Zion’s United Church of Christ in Taborton (741 Taborton Road in Sand Lake). 

Booths are open from 11:00am to 8:00pm and music by Cannonball Express with Gloria & Punky from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. 

Games for both kids and adults include the fishpond, ring toss, milk bottle, duck float and dart booths. Enjoy our food and fancy booths and visit the raffle table with prizes from many local businesses. 

Taborton Treasures offers our version of a large yard sale and there will be an auction in the early afternoon. Chicken BBQ ($15.00) will be served at 4:30 and 5:30pm. For reservations call Diane Hoffman at (518)674-2746 text (518) 649-5141.

Stephentown New Resident Welcome Reception

Are you new to Stephentown? We would like to welcome you to town! Have you lived in Stephentown for a while, or forever? Come and mingle, and welcome some new residents!

We know how much community connections contribute to overall life satisfaction, so the Stephentown Memorial Library is looking forward to hosting this second in a series of new resident welcome receptions to help forge stronger community ties.

Join us on Sunday, August 6 from 11:00am-1:00pm for a Bagel Brunch at the Stephentown Memorial Library. During this casual welcome reception you can learn about local resources, tour the library, and make some new friends, while enjoying breakfast and beverages. If you like, bring one cup of your favorite fruit to add to a large community fruit salad for all to enjoy! 

Bonus: Birds of Prey from Robinson’s Wildlife Lectures will follow the reception at 1:00pm under the tent on the library lawn. Don’t miss the chance to see raptors and other amazing birds in this live demonstration which is free to adults and children alike. 

Last year’s new resident event was a great success. Let’s keep the momentum going. If you have a new neighbor, or know of a new family in town, please spread the word!

Alumni Association of Rensselaer NY

The Alumni Association for Rensselaer, NY has a busy summer schedule planned for members.  Join us at the Joe Bruno Stadium on July 22 at 6:30 pm for the Valley Cats’ “Star Wars Night.”   Tickets are $12.25 (which already includes the service charge). Just order your tickets online using the following link:…/web/logingroup.php…

Come get your picture with all sorts of Star Wars characters. There are all sorts of games, fun, and fireworks that night! Get your tickets before they are all sold out!

On August 3, join us at the races at the Saratoga Race Track.  Bring a snack to share in the picnic area near the big screen (There will be signs).  Don’t forget your drinks and a lawn chair.  Come spend time with fellow alumni and enjoy this Capital District summer tradition!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

To Love A Child Announces 3rd Annual Nine & Dine Charity Golf Scramble –  Seeks Golfers, Sponsors and In-Kind Donations

SARATOGA – To Love A Child announces its third Annual Nine and Dine Golf Scramble on Tuesday, August 1st at the Saratoga Lake Golf Club to benefit local and global projects.    Locally, the Thyme to Thrive Program empowers individuals of all ages to flourish by providing educational school break camps, field trips, workshops and tools that inspire lifelong learning and wellness.   In Zimbabwe, there is a critical need to build a medical center, develop food forests rich with fruit and vegetables, and ensure access to clean drinking water.

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 dinner. Dinner only attendees are $45 per person with cocktails and dinner at 6:30 pm. 

NEW this year! A Hole-in-One can win $10,000! And a Putting Contest – sink a putt and win $2500!

Sponsor opportunities are available: Eagle Sponsor $1000, Birdie Sponsor $500, Par Cocktail Sponsor $250, $225 Hole-in-One sponsor, $225 Putting Sponsor, Hole Sponsor $100, and Closest to Flagstick Sponsor $60. Golf swag bag in-kind donations are welcome. Fantastic opportunity to promote your business to local attendees and support children.

Visit for more detailed information on this fun filled event and for online registration and payment. Registration forms on website can also be mailed 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.

SAVE THE DATE – St. Jude’s Family Soup, Chowder & Chili Feud!

Our Fall Festival committee is stirring things up this year and is excited to announce our First SOUPer competition will be held Saturday, October 14th starting at 11 am!! 

Cash prizes will be awarded!! We will also have live entertainment and raffles all day!! Save the date and watch for more details to follow soon!!

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