Music In The Park
RENSSELAER – Every Tuesday through the month of July from 6-8 pm. Rain date will be the following day on Wednesday if weather permits Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center will host live music with some great talent at Riverfront Park In Rensselaer
August 4th – Our closing concert will be Donny Elvis’s memorable tribute to Elvis sponsored by CDPHP in memory of Wayne Simmons an active member of the community.
North Greenbush Summer Concert Series
NORTH GREENBUSH – North Greenbush Town Supervisor Joseph Bott is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2020 North Greenbush Summer Concert Series. The concerts will be held on Sunday evenings from 6pm – 8pm at the Gazebo behind Town Hall. We invite everyone to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.
August 2: MP3/Country Night
August 9: Casey & Spain
August 16: River Junction/Classic Rock
We are very excited to provide this free family entertainment to our residents. I look forward to seeing everyone.
Adult Tractor Safety Workshop Updated
RENSSELAER COUNTY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is excited to offer a Tractor and Farm Safety Course on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 P.M. 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 consist of a very detailed presentation from the New York Center of for Agriculture Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) followed by a Q&A. 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. Due to COVID-19 and wanting to keep our participants safe, this program has been moved to a virtual format. To register, please call CCE office at 518-272-4210 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity employer and programmer.
Retreat with Jane Austen on Lake George
LAKE GEORGE – Join the Jane Austen Society North America (JASNA)-New York Capital Region for the 9th Annual Jane Austen Retreat at Wiawaka Retreat Center for Women on Lake George, New York, on August 28-30. Participants will join scholars and enthusiasts in exploring Austen’s world through facilitated discussions, viewing and discussion of a filmed adaptation of “Lady Susan,” and special sessions led by the featured presenters, concluding with a Box Hill Picnic. In addition to planned events, the retreat will allow time for you to enjoy the splendors of the beautiful Lake George setting by exploring the cottages and grounds, the gardens and the large dock and swimming in the lake. Event registration and check-in will begin Friday evening and events will conclude Sunday after lunch. Space is limited due to COVID-19 safety protocols, so register ASAP.
The cost of retreat attendance is $25 for JASNA members and $30 for non-members. To register for the retreat, please make check payable to JASNA NYS Capital Region and send to: JASNA NYCR, c/o Nancy Duell, 56 Fifth Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. For additional information on the Retreat, contact Nancy at 1 (518) 321-1887 or email@example.com.
Reservations for food and lodging at Wiawaka will be $145/night. Day only reservations are also available. Visit www.wiawaka.org or call 518-668-9690 for information to make your Wiawaka reservation.
Literacy 5K Run/Walk – with Virtual Option
SCHODACK LANDING – The Literacy 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 19 from 8:00-11:30 a.m. at Schodack Island State Park. For those who choose not to join the event in person, there will be an option to participate as a runner or walker virtually. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the 5K trail run, youth mile, story walk, nature walk, and other activities. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest runners in various age categories. All proceeds will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s programs and services for adults and children in Rensselaer County and nearby communities. For full event details and to register, visit www.zippyreg.com. All decisions about public events at this time will be in line with NYS and CDC safety measures. Find more information at www.lvorc.org.
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 fundraising drive has been extended until February 28th since schools have not been in session for over four months. The goal remains 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 while schools remain closed take them to the Town Clerk’s office at Sand Lake Town Hall. When schools reopen all collected pull tabs may again be dropped off at 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.