Events 08.22.19

Around Troy

Troy Alley Rally Mega Garage Sale

Five alleys in Troy south of Congress St. will come alive on Saturday, August 24 (rain date August 25) from 10 to 2 for the 3rd annual Alley Rally. This is when residents put on a mega, multi-family garage sale. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful neighborhoods around Washington Park while taking an easy stroll along the alleys in search of treasures. With 40 families involved, people are bound to find something to take home – an antique folding bike perhaps or maybe a huge movie banner. Setting up house? There will be housewares, furniture and decorative items. Looking for something fun? There’s sure to be antiques, curiosities, jewelry, records, CDs and much more. Visitors should look for bright orange directional signs along Congress and Ferry Streets and throughout the rally area which extends south down to Jefferson St. and stretches east-west between 1st and 5th Sts. Maps will be available: at the sale sites, at an information desk in “Leslie’s Garden” on Adams St. (between 2nd and 3rd Sts. Next to School 10 Apartments) and on Craig’s List (Look for “Alley Rally”). Friends of the Troy Public Library will also be holding a popup book sale at “Leslie’s Garden”. There are various parking lots in the area, plus on-street parking. For more information, email riverside12180@nullgmail.com.

At Your Library

Lansingburgh Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingbrurgh Branch Evening Book Group will be discussing Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:15 PM.

Our monthly book group meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

This discussion is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 518-235-5310 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, NY.

Bipolar Disorder: What it is, what it isn’t, and current management strategies

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder often misunderstood to be simply frequent mood changes. Join us for this informational session at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, August 28th, at 6:00 pm, and discover:

* The difference between affective reactivity and moods

* What causes bipolar disorder

* Other disorders that mimic bipolar disorder

* What we know about the best forms of treatment.

About the presenter: Quinn Austin-Small, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and education. Prior to founding Austin-Small Consulting, he managed community mental health programs in California, Massachusetts, and New York. Dr. Austin-Small has a passion for community education and engaging the public in understanding psychology.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Community

Family Movie Night

The Greenbush Reformed Church would like to welcome the public to a showing of a family friendly PG movie in our Chilton Hall on Thursday, August 22nd. Our hall is located at 14 Hayes Road, East Greenbush. Doors will open at 6pm, and movie snacks will be provided. All children must have a supervising adult. We hope to see you there!

Cuisine

Troy Elks August Dinners

134 N. Greenbush Rd. • 518-283-1193

We need your support as customers at our August fund raisers so we can continue to best/serve our community.

Wednesday Night Dinners $11.00 Serving 4PM-6:30PM

Includes coffee/tea & dessert. Take outs available

August 23rd – Seafood Platter, Cold Plate, Salisbury Steak

August 30th – Holiday Weekend Closed

Free Spaghetti Dinner   

All are welcome

August 25, 2019

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Blooming Grove Reformed Church

706 Bloominggrove Drive

DeFreestvillle, NY  12144

Rte. 4   Across from the CDTA Park and Ride Parking Lot

Giving Back

Nøpiates Committee to Host Memorial Walk and Vigil

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 6pm

Join Nøpiates Committee on August 28th, in support of International Overdose Awareness day, as we remember our loved ones. We will also take time to stand together to say MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE! Learn what community members are doing to prevent substance abuse amongst our teens. Do you or a loved one need support? We will be joined by various community organizations, such as Katal Center, Capital District Recovery Center and Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health, who will be available to provide resources and assistance.

Beginning at 6:00 pm, attendees will gather at the West Sand Lake Elementary School, 24 Meeler Road, West Sand Lake, and will finish at the West Sand Lake Fire House at 3697 NY-43. The walk will be followed by a ceremony in which we will honor loved ones lost and provide support. We continue to speak out and raise awareness as we continue to reduce the shame and stigma associated with substance use disorders. By coming together to remember our friends, neighbors, loved ones, we stand together to say that more needs to be done to end overdose in our community.

For anyone who has lost a loved one that would like to honor and remember them in a photo presentation at our ceremony, please send a digital photo along with your loved one’s name, date of birth, date of loss to nopiateslaw@nullgmail.com by August 24th, 2019.

Everybody WINS! Power Lunch Volunteers Are Needed for the 2019-2020 School Year

Everybody Wins! Power Lunch is an innovative reading and mentoring program that improves children’s prospects for success in school and in life. Once a week, Power Lunch pairs elementary school children with adult reading mentors who book aloud to a child while he/she eats lunch. The Everybody WINS! Power Lunch program is in need of volunteer reading mentors at various schools in Troy and Albany for the 2019-2020 school year.  A volunteer School Coordinator is needed for the program at Abram Lansing in Cohoes on Fridays and for the program at Arbor Hill School in Albany on Thursdays. The volunteer School Coordinator supervises the sessions at the school, selects books for the reading mentor and child, and makes sure the sessions run smoothly (approximately 2.5-3 hours per week).

The required one-hour training for the program will be held on Thursday, August 15th and repeated on Thursday August 29th. Both are scheduled for 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the LVORC offices at 71 First Street, Troy.  Please phone (518) 244-4650 or email litvoldirector@nullaol.com for information.

Hobbies

Scots-Irish Immigration Presentation

The Capital District Genealogical Society cordially invites you to join us for Scots-Irish Immigration, the Old New York   Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre

Speaker: Terry McMaster, an independent researcher examining ethnicity, settlement patterns and family connections throughout the Mohawk and Upper Susquehanna Valleys prior to and during the American Revolution.

Saturday August 24, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library

629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville (near Times Union) Refreshments following speaker

Computer Resources Group 2:30 PM          

Please join us! The meetings are free and open to the public.

www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org

Local Fairs

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop in Rensselaer offers a clean, well-organized shopping experience with a very large selection of clothing for all ages and sizes, housewares, toys, jewelry, baby gear, wall decor, Avon collectibles and handicapped equipment. You’re sure to find something you didn’t know you needed from the vast selection of one-of-a-kind items. We’ll be open on Thursday August 22nd from 3 to 6 and Saturday August 24th from 9 to 2.

The shop is located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer on CDTA Bus Route #214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

Troy Alley Rally Mega Garage Sale

Five alleys in Troy south of Congress St. will come alive on Saturday, August 24 (rain date August 25) from 10 to 2 for the 3rd annual Alley Rally. This is when residents put on a mega, multi-family garage sale. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful neighborhoods around Washington Park while taking an easy stroll along the alleys in search of treasures. With 40 families involved, people are bound to find something to take home – an antique folding bike perhaps or maybe a huge movie banner. Setting up house? There will be housewares, furniture and decorative items. Looking for something fun? There’s sure to be antiques, curiosities, jewelry, records, CDs and much more. Visitors should look for bright orange directional signs along Congress and Ferry Streets and throughout the rally area which extends south down to Jefferson St. and stretches east-west between 1st and 5th Sts. Maps will be available: at the sale sites, at an information desk in “Leslie’s Garden” on Adams St. (between 2nd and 3rd Sts. Next to School 10 Apartments) and on Craig’s List (Look for “Alley Rally”). Friends of the Troy Public Library will also be holding a popup book sale at “Leslie’s Garden”. There are various parking lots in the area, plus on-street parking. For more information, email riverside12180@nullgmail.com.

Local Gov.

Hunting Licenses Town of Schodack

Debra L. Curtis, the Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind hunters that hunting licenses went on sale August 1, 2019. For hunting and trapping licenses, the license year runs form September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020. Annual fishing licenses and recreational marine fishing registration are valid for 365 days from date of purchase.

Deer management permits (DMPs) will be available via an instant lottery from August 1, 2019 through the close of business on Oct. 1, 2019.

We also have a limited supply of Federal Duck Stamps available at a cost of $26.00 ($25.00 plus $1.00 revenue for the town).

The Town Clerk’s Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please be sure to have your driver’s license or an old hunting license to expedite processing of your new license.

2019 Town of Brunswick Spring/Summer Pick-Up Schedule

What can be picked up:

Please no sticks, dirt or rocks or any material other than leaves and grass should be placed in bags we do not use leaf vacuums in the spring. Limbs must be piled neatly, 8’ long-no larger than 6” diameter avoid piling brush near utility poles and under trees, wires, or out in the street. We do not go on private property. Clean wood only we will also pick up other yard waste, such as grass clippings, provided biodegradable paper bags are used. Branches must be free of roots and dirt. We do not pick up rocks, stumps, rubbish, etc. Please do not put these items out with your branches. Please no clear cutting of lots. No commercial pickups. Residents are also encouraged to dispose of leaves and grass at our recycling center, it is located across from the town garage. Please check with recycling department prior to drop off and deposit brush in designated place and leaves and grass in designated place. Items must be at roadside on the first day of scheduled pickup.

Monthly brush and yard waste pick-up schedule will be the following dates. Items to be out by first day in front of your residence only.

August 19th-August 23rd

If you have any questions, please call 518-279-3461, ext. 100.

Pets & Conservation

Hiking & Rensselaer Naturalist Series Programs

Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) are partnering to bring our communities unique opportunities to get outside this fall. More information and registration at www.renstrust.org

Mushroom Naturalist Series

August 24 • 10 a.m.–noon

Mushroom Walk with John Wheeler from the Berkshire Mycological Society.

Seniors

Craft Time

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will have the monthly Craft Time on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00. We will be making ornaments using beads. Stay for a nutritious lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $3.00. Sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413

Troy Senior Center Upcoming Events

· Gym: Come join our Gym! Stay active, build strength! Open Monday-Friday 8:30-2:45. Free to all seniors 60+

· Line Dancing: Join our Uncle Sam Sparklers!!! Looking for more Line Dancers to join our class! It’s a fun way to keep active!

· Swimming: Wednesdays @9:00 a.m. Lansingburg Boys/Girls Club

· Dart League: Join us on Fridays @10:30 on the second floor.

· Chair Yoga: Mondays @ 9:30 followed by Aerobics.

· REIKI: Twice a month @9:00 -Must sign up ahead of time.

· Game Day: Mondays, starting at 10:00 a.m. Ping Pong, Darts, Yahtzee, Chromino, Card Games! Come join the fun! Followed by a delicious, nutritious lunch and then BINGO!

· Shopping Trips: Twice/Month.

· Lake George-Cruise On The Lac Du Saint Sacrement (Sponsored by Blue Shield of North Eastern NY) Call 518-270-5348 for more information

Senior Bowlers Wanted! 

The Rensselaer Senior Center Bowling is looking for senior bowlers for the upcoming 2019-2020 season starting on August 27th.  We bowl every Tuesday starting at noon for 27 weeks at the East Greenbush Bowling Center on Columbia Turnpike.  Individuals have to be 60 years old to join the Rensselaer Senior Center.  This is a fun, relaxed, no pressure bowling league.  All bowlers are welcomed from beginners to experts.

For more information call the Rensselaer Senior Center at (518)463-2166 or Frank Putallaz at (518)477-4412

East Side Seniors

Our next meeting will be on August 27, starting at 1:00, and preceded by the pledge to the flag. Team 1 will be our host/hostess for lunch. All payments are due on or before August 27, for the trip to lancaster.  September is coming !!!!!!!!!!  We will go back to having two meetings per month .Looking forward to seeing you on the 27th.

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton NY

Aug 26 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Liver Maria)

12:30 Scrapbooking

1:00 Cards and Games

Aug 27 9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pot Luck)

1:00 Cards and Games

Aug 28 10:00 Chair Yoga

11:00 Craft time (Sign up)

12:00 Congregate lunch (Hawaiian Teriyaki Turkey Burger)

1:00 Games and Cards

Aug 29 Senior Day at the Schaghticoke Fair

9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Hot dogs)

1:00 Cards and Games

Aug 30 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Ham Cold Plate)

1:00 Cards and Games

The Month Of August Is Elvis Month At The Rensselaer County Rensselaer Senior Center

(EVERY Friday is Root Beer Float Day For Those Who Dine With Us For Lunch )

29th – Senior Day At The Schaghticoke Fair W/ Donny Elvis at 1pm sponsored By CDPHP Call for reservations (518) 463-2166 We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

Stay Tuned For Pop up Events at The Center

Always looking to receive Donations of good and gently used clothing and shoes for our corner boutique all proceeds benefit senior programs

Watervliet Senior Center August Activities

Monday Aug. 26-CRAFT CLASS-Teacup pin cushions. We supply the vintage tea cups and show you how to make a pin cushion out of it.  12:45 in the craft room.

Wednesday Aug. 28-Schaghticoke Fair-$16 per person, Departing Watervliet-10-3 pm.

Unless stated otherwise, call 518-273-4422, or email Kathy Burbank at kburbank@nullseniorservicesofalbany.com, or stop by 1501 Broadway, Watervliet to sign up!

Sports & Recreation

Fall Sports First Day Practice Schedule JV/Varsity

– Monday, Aug. 19 th Boys & Girls Cross Country – 8:00-10:00 (Butler Park) Boys Golf – 8:00-11:00 (Burden Lake Country Club) Girls Volleyball – 8:00-11:00 (APHS) Girls Soccer – 8:00-12:30 (APHS) Boys Soccer – 9:00-11:00 & 3:00-5:00 (APHS) Girls Tennis – 9:00-12:00 (APHS) Football – 2:00-6:00 (APHS) Cheerleading – 3:00-5:00 (APHS) Modified – Thursday, Aug. 22 nd Football – 6:00-8:00 (AMS) Modified – Monday, Aug. 26 th Boys Soccer – 8:00-10:00 (AMS) Girls Volleyball – 8:00-10:00 (AMS) Boys & Girls Cross Country – 10:00-11:30 (APHS) Girls Soccer – 12:00-2:00 (APHS)• Fall sports registration will be open on the FamilyID site from July 22nd through August 5 th . Please complete your child’s registration as soon as possible. If your child is not registered by the deadline then your child will NOT be able to try out. All current health physical paperwork that is valid for the entire upcoming season (physicals are good for a period of 12 months) and any medication orders need to be submitted by August 5 th as well. Forms for both are available on the FamilyID site. Student-athletes should have their physical performed by their primary care provider. If this is not possible please contact the APHS or AMS Health Office. https://www.familyid.com/averill-park-central-school-district-athletic-department Please contact Mrs. Miller (millerv@nullapcsd.org) at APHS or Mrs. Lanoue (lanouea@nullapcsd.org) at AMS with any health related questions. • Meet the Coaches Night for all modified, junior varsity, and varsity student-athletes and parents/guardians will take place on Monday, August 26 th at 6:30 in the APHS auditorium.

The Arts

Town of East Greenbush Music in the Park Summer Concert Series 2019

6-8 PM Onderdonk Park TUESDAYS

Hampton Avenue across from the Lake

NEW for 2019 *More Concerts!* 6 Weeks of Music! Lots of Hometown Band Members!*

Gourmellis Taste Food Truck every week!

  August 27th The Cover Ups

Then help us end the summer with featured concert on Friday August 30th! Jett screamer band live! Fireworks after the show! Food vendors!

Gates open at 6 pm-show starts at 7pm

Bring a blanket and chairs and get ready to dance and have some fun!

Cohoes Music Hall Events

58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

August 22-23, Winnie the Pooh / Presented by Park Playhouse

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