Events 08.20.20

Shop For A Cause Sponsored by Friends & Family of Liza E. Warner Association, Inc. 

RENSSELAER COUNTY –  August 1st-31st—Weekly Facebook Pop-ups with multiple vendors [Shop Zyia, Pampered Chef, 31, Lipsense, Castleton Candle and more…} —Shop Anytime @    

During the month of August we will also have a YETI COOLER RAFFLE  [Yeti Tundra 45, 4 Yeti Tumblers and Ice Packs]  – Tickets: $5/each or 5 for $20—email: – Proceeds go to personal care items for Unity House – Stop Domestic Violence!!! 

Singles Outreach Services, Inc. Exciting New Events Announced for August

 CAPITAL DISTRICT – In addition to our regularly scheduled activities, we are excited to announce four exceptional entertainment Friday Nights.

Friday, August 21st – Elvis Night – Paul Hunt a/k/a Little Elvis will be in the building and performing at 7 pm singing hits from the 50s and 60s. $12. Location: Hanover Square at 435 New Karner Road in Colonie (Hill Door Entrance).  Social distancing and masks required.

Friday, August 28th  Norm Salisbury returns to our stage with a “friend” to entertain us for the evening starting at 7 pm. $12. Location: Hanover Square at 435 New Karner Road in Colonie (Hill Door Entrance).  Social distancing and masks required.

Singles Outreach is a NYS non-profit organization, open to those who are never married, single, divorced, widowed or legally separated. It was incorporated as an activities organization that provides all types of activities for singles, including dances, discussion groups, live entertainment, picnics, , etc. to mention only a few of the more than 30 activities that we plan each month. This is not a dating organization.

Our activities and programming leaders have worked hard to provide a safe, healthy environment, which will meet all CDC guidelines in order to keep our members safe and still enjoy the weekly and daily activities.

 If you are interested in learning more about this organization you can go to our website at or by calling 518-452-6883.

Agape Apostolic Church of Deliverance Drive Thru Food Pantry

 TROY – Agape Apostolic Church of Deliverance located at 1010 Madison Avenue, Troy, will hold a Drive-thru – No contact -Food Pantry on Saturday August 22nd from 9:00 to 2:00 pm.   All Walk-ins are required to wear a mask and to be social distancing at all times. For info call (518) 813-8840.

The Capital District Genealogical Society – I Have a Civil War Ancestor… Now What?

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The Capital District Genealogical Society Cordially invites you to join us Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. via Zoom

Speaker Brian Rhinehart, of Rhinehart Roots Genealogy, is a professional genealogist and speaker. He is a graduate of Boston University’s Certificate of Genealogy Research course and was recently featured in Family Tree Magazine.

Civil War soldiers often left a rich genealogical paper trail.  Many of these records are tucked away at the National Archives in Washington DC.  Learn what records are available for your ancestors only at the National Archives, what records are online already, and how to access all of them.  These records may unlock some of the family stories that have been forgotten over time, as well as break down a brick wall or two!

This will be a Zoom meeting. There is a 100 person limit. Registration is free and will open to the public Aug 16, 2020. See our website under meetings and events.Please join us!

Antique Outboard Motor Swap Meet

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Sponsored by the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club Inc. Antique motor displays. Buy, sell or trade motors & parts. Get advice on your old motor. Identify your motor. Find sources for parts & services. New Location: The Wildlife Sports & Educational Museum, Vail Mills, NY (corner of Route 29 & 30). Saturday, August 22, 2020. 9am-2pm. For further information contact Michael Glenn 518-505-3558. Open to the General Public and no admission fee. Refreshments available. (donations accepted.)

Car Wash to Benefit Stephentown Historical Society

STEPHENTOWN – The Stephentown Historical Society is holding a benefit car wash on Sunday, August 23, from 10 until 4. You can have your car washed for you at the New Scrub Board Laundromat and Car Wash, 15808 Route 22 in Stephentown. The price of this labor-saving cleanup is $10 and will help keep the Stephentown Heritage Center afloat. The society will also have some of their merchandise for sale. The rain date is Sunday, August 30.

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

Reservations for food and lodging at Wiawaka will be $145/night. Day only reservations are also available. Visit or call 518-668-9690 for information to make your Wiawaka reservation. 

Chicken BBQ at Melvin Roads

RENSSELAER – MELVIN ROADS American Legion 2nd Chicken BBQ from 4 PM to 8 PM, on Saturday August 29th, 2020. Music is provided by THEE MR.E BAND from 5 PM to 8 PM. A ½ BBQ Chicken, Sausage, Salt Potatoes, & Corn on the Cob, for $20, a ½ rack of mouth-watering Ribs is available for $12, canned Beer $3, and canned Soda or Bottle Water for $1. Also, Chinese Auction, 50/50, and a game of chance. Seating is available in the parking lot tent or take out is available. No indoor seating. All current social distancing and mask wearing rules at time of event will apply. If you are going to eat in the tent no need to call ahead to place order. For those who would like to order ahead for take only, please call (518) 462-7006, leave your name, phone number, pick up time & details of your order. Pre-ordering for takeout starts now and goes through Thursday August 27th, 2020. There will not be anyone answering calls for take out orders on the day of the event. Come and enjoy the great food, music and support Melvin Roads.

Agape Apostolic Church of Deliverance Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway

TROY – Agape Apostolic Church of Deliverance located at 1010 Madison Avenue, Troy, will hold its 2020 Drive-thru Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway on August 29th from 11:00 to 3:00. pm.  Enter our CONTEST to Win Great Prizes. Everything is FREE. Children must be present with parents to receive Backpacks and Supplies.  All Walk-ins are required to wear a mask and to be social distancing at all times. For Info Call (518) 813-8840.

NØpiates Committee Memorial Awareness Event

WEST SAND LAKE – Sponsored by NØpiates Committee. Monday, August 31st 6pm. We gather to remember our lost loved ones, bring hope, support for those who struggle with substance use disorders and celebrate those who are in recovery.

Join our vehicle procession from the Miller Hill Elementary School to the West Sand Lake Elementary School. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with WVCR The Saint (88.3). Join us as we “take over the airways” during the time of our event 6pm-7pm. Everyone is urged to TUNE-INTO 88.3 FM To listen to our Memorial Event. Do you have a loved one that you would like remembered during our memorial event? Do you want to share a photo of loved one, or prerecord a message of hope and encouragement or do you have a recovery support opportunity that you want to promote?

Email: for additional information. Participants are encouraged to promote awareness along with positive recovery messages on their vehicles.  

Cornell Cooperate Extension of Renssealer County Hosts Virtual 4-H Livestock Auction & Cow Chip Bingo Fundraiser

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is sad that we cannot experience certain annual events such as our 4-H Livestock Auction and Cow Chip Bingo Fundraiser with all of you in-person this year. However, we are excited to offer both of these opportunities in a virtual format.

• 4-H Livestock Auction: This year the auction will take place over Facebook. The auction will officially start on September 7th and last for a few days. For the time being if you would like to see the rules and regulations of the auction, this years auction animals, and the youth we are supporting, check out our 2020 Virtual Livestock Auction Facebook Page:

• Cattle Program Fundraiser-Cow Chip Bingo: Use this link to get your virtual ticket(s): Each ticket represents 1 square, which is $5 a piece. You will then be prompted to select your square(s) on a Google Doc. We will use the layout from the Google Doc to make our actual Cow Chip Bingo Grid. And for those of you who have never heard of Cow Chip Bingo, a cow is then released out on the grid. Whichever square the cow “chips” (or poops) in is the winner and will receive a monetary prize. 1st place is $100, 2nd place is $75, and 3rd place is $50. The event will be held on Facebook Live on Thursday, September 3rd. All payments must be sent to our office (61 State, Troy NY 12182) or taken over the phone before the start of the Facebook Live event on the scheduled date. More information can be found on our event page:

In order to stay updated, please follow the Facebook event pages listed above. Please help us promote each event by sharing our social media pages as well.

If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to make a donation towards either event, reach out to Kayela at!

We thank you all so much for the continuous support of our county’s 4-H Program & the Agriculture Industry!

Woodlawn Cemetery Meeting

EAST SCHODACK – The Woodlawn cemetery Association., 111 Burden Lake Road, East Schodack, will hold their Annul meeting on Tuesday September 8, 2020, at 6:30 at the East Schodack Fire House,, 3071 NY Route 150, in East Schodack.

On the agenda will be the report of the Treasure, discussion of general upkeep of the cemetery, including cost, election of Officers and Trustees as well as any other business that may come before the Association.

Donations for mowing, ect. are greatly appreciated and may be sent to Woodlawn Cemetery Assoc., P.O. Box 14, East Schodack NY 12063.

All lot owners, or their designated representative are encouraged to attend and your participation is most welcome. This is your opportunity to be part of the decision making concerning your cemetery. If you have any questions please feel free to contact President Frank Curtis at 518-766-3318 or mail your comments to Woodlawn Cemetery Association.

Pittstown United Methodist Church Rummage and Food Sale

PITTSTOWN – Rummage and Food Sale sponsored by the Pittstown United Methodist Church will be held on two consecutive weekends, September 11-12 and September 18-19. The hours for Fridays (11th and 18th) will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; the hours for Saturdays (12th and 19th) will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This year the Sale will be held on the Herb and Sally Backus farm, 571 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville, NY 12094 (Town of Pittstown). The new location is just off County Route 111 near the intersection of Croll Road. For more information or directions call Herb or Sally at 518-753-4427 (home) or 518-596-0003 (cell) or email: If coming from NY Route 7, look for signs. All profits from both Rummage and Food Sales will benefit the Pittstown United Methodist Church Current Expense Account. Covid Regulations will be followed. Wearing a mask is required. No masks, no entry.

Village of Castleton-on-Hudson Village Wide Garage Sale

CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON – Saturday, September 12, 2020. Begins at 9:00 AM. Maps Available Day of Event.

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 All decisions about public events at this time will be in line with NYS and CDC safety measures. Find more information at

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 and click on EVENTS.

Outdoor Flea Market

EAST GREENBUSH – First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Rd. East Greenbush. Sat. Sept. 26th 9-3. Reserve a space for your table-tent, size 10’x10’ for $15 by 9/18. Call the church office at 518-477-9693. Event is rain or shine and no refunds.

Ultimate New England Shopping Trip to Benefit Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The 2020 Ultimate Shopping Trip to New England departs from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms, on Friday, November 6th at 7:15 am and returns, Sunday, November 8th at 9:00 pm.

Stops to include the Vermont Country Store, NH Liquor & Wine Outlet, King Arthur Baking Co., Wine Tasting at Seven Birches Winery, The Christmas Loft, Settlers Green Outlets & Merrimack Premium Outlets

Accommodations provided by Hampton Inn and Suites, North Conway. A complimentary breakfast Is included with your stay.

Cost per person (based on room occupancy) – Double: $395/person or Triple: $345/person.

The fee includes the bus, hotel, driver’s tip, wine tasting and dinner Friday & Saturday night. Limited spaces available.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or

Golf Tourney to Benefit Alzheimers

CAPITAL DISTRICT – More than 20 million Americans are living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.  Each of us know someone whose life has been affected by this terrible disease.  It has certainly had a profound impact on my family.  We invite you to come support the cause and join us for a great day of golf to help raise awareness and find a cure.   Details:  September 25th at the Burden Lake Country club, $110 per person.  4-person scramble, shotgun start, food and drink included.  Contact Keith Stay at or 518.944.7288 for registration information.  If you represent a business, sponsorships are also available: $100 Tee, $250 Cart, $500 meal, we will create signage or use yours.  All entry fees and sponsorships are tax deductible. Burden Lake CC is well equipped to make the event safe and fun. Get your foursome together and we’ll see you there!

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.  


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