Events 08.26.21

Brunswick Historical Society Looking for Vendors

EAGLE MILLS – Brunswick Historical Society is looking for vendors for our Annual Tag and Bake Sale on September 11, 2021. Rain or shine. We are located at 605 Brunswick Rd in Eagle Mills. We will be offering a limited number of spaces (1)- 8×10 for free. Don’t miss out. Sign up now. Contact Tracy for more information at 518-279-3020 or email at

Sand Lake Summer Concert Series at Sand Lake’s Butler Park

SAND LAKE – The Town of Sand Lake is sponsoring a free Summer Concert Series every other Thursday through September 16.  It is free for all to attend!  Concerts start at 6:30 and end at 9:00.  They include:

August 26:  Beating the Odds

September 2:  Double D Trio

September 16:  Refrigerators

Bring your lawn chairs and join the fun! Food vendors will be on site. Social distancing will be in effect. Alcohol is not permitted.

Butler Park is located on Gettle Road, in the hamlet of Averill Park.

Vendors will be available.  Bring your lawn chairs.  Social distancing will be in effect.  No alcohol, please.

Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, Summerfest Is Back!!!  

AVERILL PARK – Mark your calendars – Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 27-29th. Summerfest is a three day extravaganza planned and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake with the generous support of many local businesses and organizations.

This is an admission free event that will feature great bands, thrilling rides for children and adults, fireworks, a pep rally for our local students and sports teams, a car show, petting zoo, tennis tournament, a visit from a Blackhawk helicopter with helicopter tours, craft vendors and a variety of food and beverage choices to appeal to every taste. Even more fun and exciting activities will soon be added. So circle the dates and plan to come out to Butler Park in Averill Park to celebrate summer by enjoying all the great music and fun-filled activities being planned.

Capital Region Social Happenings September Concert Series Announced

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Email: – Facebook: Capital Region Social Happenings — @CapitalRegionSocial – Open to the public at large. CDC & COVID compliant. Masks required on everyone.  Inside seating is limited; outside seating is unlimited. $12 pp and that includes beverages and snacks. Plenty of free parking. Handicap accessible. Call 518-452-6883 for more information. Location in Colonie: 435 New Karner Road (Hanover Square Offices and Apts.) at “Hill” door. 

Friday Night – August 27:  CARLA PAGE will be performing hits the Motown Era.  This is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening.  Performance starts at 7 pm.   

Friday Night, September 3:  MICK MAHONEY, new to our stage, will perform starting at 7 pm. Mick is a vocalist and guitarist and performs a variety of songs for your listening pleasure. — This will be a toe-tapping evening.  Performance starts at 7 pm.  

Friday Night – September 10:  DON “THE SOUL MAN” HYMAN returns to our stage to entertain us with music and stories of the original music.  This is guaranteed to be a fun and participation evening.  Performance starts at 7 pm.  

Friday Night – September 24:  EDD T. “The Human Jukebox” CLIFFORD will be performing on our stage. He has been named “The Man of 40 Voices”.  He recreates the music that you heard on the jukebox years ago. This is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening.  Performance starts at 7 pm. 

The Poestenkill Business Association Auction Update 

POESTENKILL – Town Residents wishing to donate items to our August 28th Auction at the Sullivan-Jones VFW Post’s Pavillon on Main Street can drop them off Wednesday evening Aug. 26th or Thursday evening Aug. 27th. If you are unable to drop the items off, please contact Roger Bubie at 518-283-4110 to leave your name, address and best contact number. PBA Members will contact you to arrange pick-up on either Wednesday the 26th or Thursday the 27th. The following items are NOT being accepted for this Auction: Televisions, Electronic Items, (including Monitors & Printers), Books, Exercise Equipment and non-working Yard Equipment. Please remember, all items donated are put up for public auction in an serious effort to raise funds to help your Poestenkill neighbors who experience unexpected hardship during the year so please be mindful of this purpose as you choose items to be donated. As a reminder, public viewing will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday August 28th with the Auction process to start at 1:00 PM. The Kitchen will be open by 10:30 AM offering fine food and refreshments. Please plan on attending for a most enjoyable Saturday to help support a MOST WORTHY cause. The Auction will be held rain or shine. Thank you in advance for your interest and participation! SEE YOU AT THE AUCTION AUGUST 28TH!! 

Come Celebrate our VFW 75th Anniversary

EAST GREENBUSH – Free Family-Friendly Event at VFW Post 7338, 100 Hays Rd, East Greenbush! Saturday, August 28th, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm! Bring your family to celebrate our 75th year! We’ll have Live Entertainment: Music performed by: The Matt Mirabile Band & Rick Rourke and Lost Wages. We’ll have Food Trucks, and a 50/50 raffle! The VFW is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans, their families and the community.

August 2021 Meeting for the Capital District Genealogical Society

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET – Online Zoom Meeting. CDGS meetings are presently held on Zoom. Registration is free and will open to the public on August 18, 2021. See under meetings and events. There is a 100 person limit.

Topic:The Legacy of Kate Mullany. Paul Cole will highlight Kate and the Troy Collar Laundry Union’s fight for better wages and working conditions in Troy, NY, in the 1860s, as well as a broader discussion of the role women played in early organizing. A new genealogical study of Kate and her family will also be presented.

Car Show at Sand Lake Sumerfest

AVERILL PARK – 3rd Annual “Honoring Our Vets” Car Show August 29th at Sand Lake Kiwanis Summerfest, Averill Park-Butler Park, Rte 43,Averill Park. 10am-2pm. Proceeds benefit Stratton VA Voluntary Services. Trophies, 50/50, Door Prizes, Raffles. $15 Car Registration. Free parking for spectators. For info please email

Car Wash to Benefit Stephentown Historical Society

STEPHENTOWN – The Stephentown Historical Society is holding a benefit car wash on Sunday, August 29, from 11 until 3. 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. There will be a 50:50 raffle and the society will have their merchandise for sale. Darcy Construction is sponsoring the event. The rain date is Sunday, September 5.

Korean War Veterans Association September Meeting

CAPITAL DISTRICT – The Sept. meeting of Korean War Veterans Assoc., will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2nd, at the VFW home in Saratoga Sprs., which is located st tje end  of Veterans’ Way, just  off the arterial, North of Saratoga.   Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, relatives  and friends are all invited to attend.  For further information or an application to join, the organization,  please contact Commander Paul O’Keefe at 518-603-4186.  New members are always welcome.   Annual dues are $10 for veterans and $5 for all others.,

Rensselaer County’s Annual 4-H Cow Chip Bingo Fundraising Event

RENSSELAER COUNTY – The Renssealer County 4-H Cattle Program is super excited to host their annual fundraising event. The Cow Chip Bingo event will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 6PM at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds.

This year we will be doing virtual and in person sales. Virtual sales will be taken from now up until August 31st.You can get your tickets (via credit card) here:

If you would prefer to pay with cash or check, give Kayela a call and we can schedule a time for you to meet her at our office in Troy. After the August 31st date, tickets can only be purchased by cash or check at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds up until the event at 6PM on Saturday, September 4th.

Each square is $5 and on the day of the event, if your square is “chosen” you will win: $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place.

Selecting your square(s):

A link to a Google Doc should have appeared in your confirmation email after you registered using the link above. The grid on this Google Doc is what we will base our real grid off of. Please select your square(s) by inputting your first and last name. If more spaces need to be added, Kayela will do so as needed.

If you have any additional questions, contact Kayela at 518-272-4210 ext. 105 or

In order to stay updated, please follow the Facebook event page. Please help us promote the event by sharing the link as well.

We thank you all so much in advance for supporting our county’s 4-H Cattle Program.

Agape Apostolic Church of Deliverance Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway

TROY – Agape Apostolic Church Of Deliverance located at 1010 Madison Avenue, Troy, will hold its 5th Annual Friends and Family Fun Day and FREE Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway on Saturday, September 4th 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. 

Free food and prizes, bounce houses, pony rides, carnival games and live children’s characters such as Mickey Mouse, Sonic, and Marshall from Paw Patrol will be present.

Healthcare booths will be on site. For Info Call Minister Anthony Lewis  (518) 813-8840.

Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish

SPEIGLETOWN – Yes, your Book Nook is back!!! Finally, after a long year, your Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is coming back. We are starting off by offering the popular $5/bag Blow-Out Sale beginning Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 4. The Blow-Out Sale will continue each Saturday during the month of September, from 9:00 am until noon. Remember, bring your bag, ANY SIZE, and fill it with books for only $5.

The Book Nook is again accepting donations but ask that you do not just drop them off and leave them outside the church doors. Please drop them off during church office hours (9:30 am – 2:00 pm) Monday through Thursday. Accepting all types of donations, provided the books are in good, clean condition.

We are once again looking forward to offering the greatest little secret in our area. If you’ve never taken advantage of the Book Nook, come visit and see what you’ve been missing.

Thank you again for your support and see you at the Book Nook!

Time to Sing – Saratoga Voices

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Saratoga Voices, formerly known as the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society, invites all singers to join them for their first performance of the 2021-22 season. The opening concert is Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, to be performed on November 19, 2021, 7:30pm at the newly renovated Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. To take advantage of the hall’s unique theater in the round, the performance will have an interesting twist – a semi-staged concert version of this well-known choral masterpiece. Rehearsals are held Tuesday nights, 7pm, at the O’Rourke Middle School in Burnt Hills and start September 7. Singers are asked to complete a vocal placement interview beforehand and must be vaccinated. Go to the website and click on the “Participate” menu for more details and to sign up for a vocal placement interview. Further questions email or call 518-416-4060.

Clinton Heights 19th Annual Reunion

RENSSELAER – The Clinton Heights Annual Reunion will be held at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike on Friday, September 10th, 2021 (the Friday after Labor Day) from 3pm – 7pm. Please come and join us if you grew up in Clinton Heights, Hampton Manor, Prospect Heights, Clinton Park or Hillview in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or beyond. Everyone is welcome. If you are in contact with anyone who has left the area, please give them a call also, This is an informal gathering. There is no charge but donations to cover expenses would be appreciated. Please join us for another great afternoon. For more information, please call Mona Orciuoli at 518-465-9564 or Pam Sanford Dundon at 518-766-9289.

East Schodack Village Wide Garage Sale

EAST SCHODACK – Saturday, September 11,2021, from 9am-3pm. Come check out the great bargains!

2nd Annual West Sand Lake Fire Dept. 9/11 Memorial Walk

WEST SAND LAKE – The West Sand Lake Fire Department will be hosting a charity event to honor 9/11, the 20th Anniversary on Saturday September 11th, 2021. West Sand Lake will have the privilege of walking with 22 other Fire Departments for 9.11 miles. The route will start and stop at the West Sand Lake Fire Department. Ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 8:15am rain or shine at the fire house and the public is invited to attend. The first group of walkers are tentatively scheduled to begin walking at 8:47am. The walk is limited to Active and Associate members of the fire companies involved, however the public is invited to the ceremony.

Hoosick Falls Half-Way Hooley

HOOSICK FALLS – We missed two St. Patrick’s Parades due to COVID 19 so we are doing a Hoosick Half-Way Hooley 30th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Parade and Irish Festival. The date is Saturday, September 18th. The Irish Festival is at 12:00 as Festivities begin In Wood Park with Irish Music and food vendors. The parade will begin at 1:00 PM. Now is the time to enter. email Kevin O’Malley for an entry form: Bands are being booked for the parade expected to be our largest ever! Appearing will be The Taconic Pipe Band, Brattleboro Post #5 American Legion Band, The Fyfe’s and Drums of Olde Saratoga, Galloway. Gaelic Pipes and Drums, The Fiesta Band, The Albany Pipe Band and The Yankee Doodle Band. Hope you can attend. For more information contact Kevin O’Malley at 518-894-5035.

Rotary District 7190 Annual Golf Tournament – Benefits Pediatric Heart Patients 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Rotary Clubs from throughout the Capital Region are sponsoring the 23rd annual “Gift of Life International Golf Tournament on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland, NY. The tournament provides funding to bring children from across the globe to Albany Medical Center for necessary pediatric heart surgery which cannot be performed in their home nations. A parent accompanies each child. To register to play or to support the event through sponsorships or program advertising go to 

Rotary District 7190 includes 41 local clubs and stretches from Albany to Warren Counties to the north and east and west from Rensselaer to Montgomery and Fulton Counties. 

Adirondack Balloon Festival Returns this September – Reinvented with Brand-New Events

Queensbury – The nationally-known event, the Adirondack Balloon Festival, is back this September for its 48th year, with a brand-new format, expanding to include a new event at East Field in Glens Falls, multiple launch sites throughout Warren and Washington counties, a drive-through moonglow, and more.

“This will not be the same-old, same-old Adirondack Balloon Festival you know from years past,” says Mark Donahue, President of the organization’s Board of Directors. “Due to COVID, we had to totally reinvent the festival this year. We are excited to bring back the joy and wonder of the mass ascensions, while keeping safe and still having fun. Our group of volunteer organizers has been working around the clock to make this happen, as we know how much it means to the community.”

The 48th annual Adirondack Balloon Festival takes place Thursday to Sunday, September 23 to 26, 2021, in multiple locations. As always, the event is 100% free for the community. Festival Merchandise, one of the event’s biggest fundraisers, will be for sale at select events, with a smaller selection than in previous years. The Adirondack Balloon Festival’s launches are subject to weather conditions. The balloons cannot fly for safety reasons  if it is too windy or if there is inclement weather.

Contact the Adirondack Balloon Festival, a registered 501(c)3, to sponsor this free event for the community and make a tax-deductible contribution to keep the festival going. 

For more information, visit or follow @adirondackballoonfest on Facebook for breaking updates.

A Benefit Golf Outing for the City Mission of Schenectady 

SCHENECTADY – Saturday, Sept. 25 by friends of the city mission.  This outing is open to the public and all proceeds will go directly to the City Mission of Schenectady to aid in their efforts to feed, cloth, give shelter and provide emotional and spiritual comfort to the hundreds of people who come to them each month.  We hope that you will consider attending and/or donating to this worthy cause.  This tournament is a friendly event with all skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION – September 25th with a 8:00 am tee off time at Mohawk River CC.  Green fees and cart are $50 and a $40 minimum tax deductible donation to the City Mission of Schenectady is requested.  To join or donate please contact 

Alzheimer’s Association Invites You to Join 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

CAPITAL DISTRICT –  The Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern New York chapter is hosting its 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Albany on Saturday, Sept. 25 at The Crossings of Colonie, located at 580 Albany Shaker Rd. Participants may check in beginning at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. The walk starts at 11:30 a.m.

On Walk Day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with a poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s – their personal reasons to end the disease.

“Watching changes that occur in a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease is tough,” said Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern New York Walk Manager Joseph Heaney. “It’s something the Alzheimer’s Association hopes to eradicate in our quest to drum up support for research. We are so excited to be back in person this fall and look forward to seeing our Alzheimer’s community raising their flowers together again.” 

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 410,000 New Yorkers. It’s not only a leading cause of death in the U.S., more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The goal for this year’s Albany walk is to raise $308,000.

Plans are currently moving forward to host the Albany walk in person. The health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priorities as decisions are made about event details. The Albany Walk will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, masks (where required), contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.

To register as an individual walker or team captain and to receive the latest updates, visit

St. Jude’s 16th Annual Festival, Super Raffle & Craft Fair

WYNANTSKILL – Save the date, September 25th, for St. Jude the Apostle’s 16th annual Fall Festival featuring international food and entertainment from around the globe! Super Raffle tickets are now on sale and going fast!! Grand Prize is $10,000, with 12 prizes in total. Ticket cost is $100, with only 250 being sold!! Order now by going to or calling Renay at 518-701-7369. We are still accepting craft fair vendors email See you September 25th! Proudly sponsored by MAC Equipment, Wynantskill Funeral Home & Troy Sand and Gravel.

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training

RENSSELAER COUNTY – American Red Cross Babysitter’s training with CPR class for ages 12 and older will be held on September 25 from 8am-3pm at AMS, and Babysitter’s training without CPR class for ages 10 and older will be held on September 25 from 8am-12pm at AMS. For more information contact Brenda at





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