Events 08.29.19

Around Troy

Public Chapel Tours August 30Th At Oakwood

The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery will offer tours of the Gardner Earl Chapel on Friday August 30th at 2pm and 3pm for $10. per person, payable on arrival by cash or check. Children under 12 are free. Advance registration for these tours is not required. The Earl Chapel is handicap accessible.

The 19th C. chapel is a National Historic Landmark, known for its spectacular stained glass windows and for its opulent interior of mosaics, marble, onyx and carved oak. Come and hear the story of the young man who inspired this amazing building. We’ll take a peek into one of the old cremation retorts too. This date also happens to be August Troy Night Out, so why not start your evening early with our one hour tour? You’ll have plenty to talk about afterwards.

The Friends of Oakwood is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer group working to support the preservation and maintenance of the non-sectarian chapel and grounds of Troy’s still-active historic 19th C. Oakwood Cemetery. New volunteers are always welcome.

The Earl Chapel and Oakwood Cemetery are not affiliated with any religion. Both are active and available for a variety of functions. For information call 518-272-7520.

Coming Next: ADULT SCAVENGER HUNT on FRIDAY THE 13th of September – $15.pp Call to Register: 518-328-0090

At Your Library

Guided Meditation Classes – Troy Public Library

The Troy Public Library will offer Guided Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, September 3rd – October 29th from 5PM – 6PM.

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!

This program is free and open to the public. To register call 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

PTSD & Trauma Disorders

Understanding the trauma spectrum, trauma in popular culture, and how to support loved ones who may be struggling

PTSD is a frequent topic in the news and media. But what is “trauma?” How does it affect our brains, relationships, and behavior? Wednesday, September 4th, at 6:00 pm, come to the Troy Public Library and learn about the myths and realities of trauma disorders, including the history of PTSD, treatment, and how you can help yourself or loved ones move past major events. A Q&A session follows.

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.

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.

Annual Library Election and Budget Vote on September 5

East Greenbush — East Greenbush Community Library Annual District election will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. at the library. The Board has adopted a proposed budget to maintain library services with additional funds from the Friends and the library fund balance to minimize the impact on the East Greenbush taxpayer. The total proposed budget is $2,136,548, which is 1.5% increase and under the NYS Property Tax Cap. The total taxable value has increased approximately 2.9%. This will result in taxes staying relatively flat. The proposed levy from East Greenbush this year is $1,721,454. The estimated cost will be $0.91 per assessed $1,000 of property, which is the same as 2019. Cost to the taxpayer with a house assessed at $200,000 would be approximately $182. The fund balance has moneys saved from 2018 and past years. The 2020 budget seeks to maintain our library’s standards while we await relief from our Bond payment. Non-tax subsidies include a fund balance transfer ($23,481) and a gift from the Friends for materials ($15,000). In 2021, the library Bond will be paid-off (approx. $285,000 yearly).

Copies of the budget are available on East Greenbush Community Library’s website, www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org and www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org/about/board.

A second proposal on the ballot is the election of one position on the Library’s Board of Trustees for a five-year term, beginning January 1, 2020. Petitions for candidacy were accepted until 8/6/2019. The candidates are Camille G. Engel and Marianne Harris. Full biographies are available at https://eastgreenbushlibrary.org/about/board/

The election is held at the Library, located at 10 Community Way. The phone number is 18-477-7476. Any voter registered to vote in East Greenbush general elections may vote in the library election.

East Greenbush Community Library 8/29-9/5

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org

*Registration required.

Library will be closed 9/1 and 9/2 for the Labor Day Holiday

September Market Hours: 4-6:30pm. For weather cancellations, check https://www.facebook.com/EastGreenbushLibraryYMCAFarmerMarket

8/29-8/31: 10,000 Books Summer Reading Challenge Celebration continues! Stop in the library, we’ll have crafts, LEGO’s, giveaways, and a selfie station. Borrow materials and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes.

8/30: Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm

9/3: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm

9/4: Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm; Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30pm

9/5: Library Budget Vote & Election, 9am-9pm; Music to Vote By: FOG Band presents your favorites*, 7pm

9/6: Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm; Homeschool Meetup*, 2pm

Events at Castleton Public Library, 9/1-9/7

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033

All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Cookie Decorating – Tuesday, September 3, 3:00-6:00pm

Celebrate the end of summer by decorating a sweet treat to enjoy!

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, September 3, 6:00pm

Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Rainbow Scratch Art – Wednesday, September 4, 12:00-8:00pm

Stop in to make cool rainbow scratch art with special paper!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, September 5, 10:30am

Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, September 6, 10:00-11:00am

Drop in playtime for children ages birth-5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing.

Friends of CPL Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – Saturday, September 7, 8:00-10:00am

Location: Applebee’s Restaurant, 594 N. Troy Road, Rensselaer, NY 12144

Enjoy breakfast and help benefit the library! $8:00 cost; 3 pancakes, 2 slices of bacon, and a beverage.

Giant Games on Main Street! – Saturday, September 7, 2:00-5:00pm

Location: Intersection of Scott Avenue and Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033

We’ll be at the intersection of Scott and Main – come play giant versions of some of our favorite games!

Brunswick Library Events

Weekly Events:

Mondays @ 1:00 pm Bridge Club

Mondays @ 6:00 pm Yoga

Tuesdays @ 10:30 am Tots Time

Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm Bridge Club

Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm Yoga

Thursdays @ 10:30 am Tots Time

Thursdays @ 1:00 pm Knitting Circle

East Greenbush Community Library

10 Community Way, East Greenbush. 518-477-7476 or www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org.

*Registration required.

September Farmers’ Market Hours: 4-6:30pm

Library Vote & Election: September 5th, 9am – 9pm

8/26 through 8/31: WE DID IT! We Read 10,000 Books this summer! Stop in the library anytime this week to celebrate. There will be raffle prizes, special giveaways, crafts, legos and a selfie station!

8/30: Adult Open Recreation: Movie Day!, 9:30am-2:30pm

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – will start again on September 19.

SLTLibrary CLOSED – Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, Aug 31 – Monday, Sept. 2.

SLTLibrary at the Schaghticoke Fair: If you happen to be going to the Schaghticoke (Rensselear County) Fair, there will be a library story hour, Thursday – Monday at 11am in the Family Living Center. SLTLibrary will be there Friday with North Greenbush and again on Saturday.

Stretch & Strengthen – Tuesdays at 11:15am.

Book Club – Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm. We will be discussing Tony Horowitz’s 2008 nonfiction book “A Voyage Long and Strange.”

UHLS Expeditioners – Whether you visited 3 libraries or all 36, you are invited to an Expedition Party! Tuesday, September 10, 4 – 7pm at The Crossing Park, Colonie. Enjoy food, music and library love. Register at www.uhls.org/registration.

Sand Lake Town Library, located across from Miller Hill School, 2nd floor – 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park 518-674-5050.

Church/Spiritual

Combined Church Service 9/1

Celebrate Labor Day Sunday September 1 with the folks at Salem United Methodist Church, West Sand Lake and Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, Schodack at 9:30 A.M. at Salem UMC in West Sand Lake.  Pastor Charlie Yang will share a message bringing scripture into today’s world.   All are invited to the open communion table shared during the service.

First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061

Phone: 518-477-9693     Email: office@nullfumceg.org   Website: www.fumceg.org

September 1-8

Sundays in September – Early morning worship at 8:30am, regular worship service at 9:30am, Hawthorne Ridge worship service at 1pm.  The first Sunday in the month, worship at Riverside.  The fourth Tuesday in the month, worship at Rosewood.

September 5 (Th) – Sanctuary Choir Rehearsals resume for Fall (other music groups will begin Fall rehearsals next week)

September 6 – 8 (Fri-Sun) – Mission u at Silver Bay (this is an Upper New York Annual Conference event open to all, men and women, in the conference)

September 8 (Sun) – Rally Day, Sunday School resumes for the Fall at 9:30

Gilead Lutheran – Serving The Community

Summer services are at 9:30 a.m. through August. Please join us at Gilead Lutheran Church as we continue in our 277th year serving the community of Brunswick and surrounding communities with worship and outreach. Gilead is located on 308 Brick Church Road (Intersection of Route 278 and Route 7) in Center Brunswick. We invite you to join us as we continue our missions inside and outside the community and within our congregation. Future dates: August 30th – Pantry, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Also, stay tuned for: Sunday School classes begin monthly on September 8th and a chicken barbeque on September 7th, 4-6 p.m. (cooked by our own chefs.) Covered dish evening will resume in October. We are handicap accessible with an outside elevator. Contact 518-279-9270. www.gileadlutheran.org.

Service, Crafting, & Bible Study

Summer is winding down and Labor Day weekend will be the last Sunday this season at Church Of The Redeemer for one service only at 9:00 followed by coffee hour in the Hearth Room.

Join us on Wednesday at 10:00 for Crafting. We are currently making hats on looms of various sizes which is a quick and easy project.

Wednesday evening, Bible Study continues with Ray Vander’s travels to learn Jewish history. Come at 5:30 to share pizza and to socialize. Bible Study begins at 6:00

The Church of the Redeemer is located on CDTA bus route #214 at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicap parking, a ramp in front, and a parking lot in the rear. Email RedeemerRensselaer@nullgmail.com or call 518-650-8181. Our website is www.RedeemerRensselaer.com.

Community

French Course

La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY will be offering a beginners French course. Dr. Janet L. Shideler, Professor of French at Siena College will be the instructor. In addition to beginners, this class will also be for anyone who has taken a beginners course in the past, and wishes to improve their French. The cost of the course will be $70 for 8 sessions beginning September 5, 2019. The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Siena College. There will be a limit of 15 students. For questions regarding the program, or to sign up for the course, call Tom Jacques, 518-541-3216. Send checks payable to FeFany, PO Box 354, Cohoes, NY 12047 by August 29, 2019.

Local Fairs

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

Ever-evolving, ever-improving, the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. The shop features clothing for babies through adults, shoes, jewelry, games, puzzles, greeting cards, household items, linens, knick-knacks, Avon collectibles, handicapped equipment. We will be open on Thursday August  29th  from 3 to 6 and CLOSED on Saturday August 31st in honor of the Labor Day  holiday. .

The shop, located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer, is on CDTA bus route #214.

Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be amazed.

3rd Annual Friends & Family Community Day

Agape Apostolic Church Of Deliverance located at 1010 Madison Avenue, Troy, will hold its 3rdannual Friends & Family Community Day on August 31st from 11:00 to 3:00. Backpack & school supplies giveaways, everything is FREE. Pony rides and petting zoo, Jurassic Park Bouncee House, Toxic Rush Bounce House & Land wheel racing plus much more.

For info call (518) 813-8840

Garage Sale/$5 Bag Book Nook Blow-Out Sale

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is getting ready for the $5/Bag Blow-Out Sale which is held in conjunction with the parish-wide Garage Sale on August 30-3l. Yes, that’s right just $5 a bag (any size)! If you’ve never been to our $5/Bag sale, then you don’t know what you’re missing! There is something for everyone. Children’s books, history, biographies, non-fiction, and books by everyone’s favorite authors. There are CD’s, DVD’s also included in this blow-out sale.

Hope to see you at the Garage Sale/Book Nook $5/bag sale beginning at 8:00 am on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31. You’re sure to find some great treasures and wonderful books, CD’s, cookbooks, children and young adult books. Bring any size bag or we’ll have one for you. See you at the Book Nook!

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is busy preparing for the $5/Bag Sale which is held in conjunction with the parish-wide Garage Sale on August 30-3l. Yes, that’s right just $5 a bag (any size)! If you’ve never been to our $5/Bag sales, then you don’t know what you’re missing! There is something for everyone. Children’s books, history, biographies, non-fiction, and books by everyone’s favorite authors. There are CD’s, DVD’s also included in this blow-out sale.

Please stop by the Garage Sale/Book Nook $5/bag sale beginning at 8:00 am on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31, and find some great treasures and wonderful books, CD’s, cookbooks, children and young adult books. Bring any size bag or we’ll have one for you. See you at the Book Nook!

Play Music On The Porch Day

The annual international Play Music on the Porch Day invites musicians and communities to revive the tradition of gathering, singing, and playing music outside with friends and family. Area musicians are invited to celebration this year’s event at the Schodack Town Park Pavilion on August 31st from 4 p.m. ‘til dusk. It will be a pot luck event and we will provide water, iced tea, and coffee. This event is hosted by Schodack Folk Sessions, as in years past, and features an open mic and group jam singalongs, as well as a fiddle tune jam tent for those interested.

All are welcome, so if your idea of a good time is to enjoy the company of other musicians, express yourself musically, and to play and sing favorites and folk standards along with this enthusiastic folk music community on the banks of the beautiful Moordener Kill, please consider joining us.

It is a potluck, so food and drink items you’d like to bring and share are welcome. There is also a barbecue pit for grilling. Bring instruments, voices, neighbors, family and friends, along with Rise Up Singing or Rise Again songbooks, if you have them.

http://www.schodack.org/docs/ park2012.pdf (For park information)

Local Gov.

Town Hall Closes for Labor Day Holiday

Debra L. Curtis, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that the Schodack Town Clerk’s Office will be closed Saturday, August 31, 2019 and the Schodack Town Offices and Highway Department will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019. The Schodack Town Hall Offices and Highway Department will resume its regular business hours on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The Transfer Station will resume its regular business hours on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at (518) 477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm and Saturday between 9:00am and 12:00pm.

Pets & Conservation

The Burden Lake Conservation Association events

The Burden Lake Conservation Association (formerly the Burden Lake Improvement Association) is a not-for-profit organization committed to making a positive impact on keeping Burden Lake crystal clear and preserving it for future generations. Please join us for some of our many community and educational events. Open to the public. Our clubhouse is located on the 3rd Burden Lake, 4 Brook Spring Avenue, Averill Park, NY 12018. More information is available on our web site – theblca.org or on facebook.

The following are our BLCA events for 2019:

August 31- Adult Lip Sync at BLCA Clubhouse – doors open at 8:00 PM – Bo Weidman – $20 per person at the door (no pay pal).

Tickets can be purchased by going to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBLCA/ and going to ‘Events’.

Seniors

Eat Smart Demonstration and Special Music by CDPDP

The Hoosick Falls Senior Center, 69 Church Street, will host will host Jillian Ludwig, Community Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension for our monthly Eat Smart – Live Strong cooking demonstration on Tuesday, September 3 at 11:00. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Plan to stay for a nutritious lunch followed by special music entertainment sponsored by CDPDP. Call 518-686-7561 to sign up for lunch.

Pittstown Seniors

The Town of Pittstown Seniors meet the first Wednesday of the month.  Our next meeting is September 4, 2019.  We meet at the Raymertown Volunteer Fire Dept on Mason Lane in Raymertown.  Meeting begins at 11:45 with a covered dish luncheon and business meeting follows.

We have many exciting  events coming up and hope you can join us for our activities.

We have had a busy summer and fall is lining up nicely.

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton NY

Sept 2 Holiday – Office Closed

Sept 3 9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch

1:00 Cards and Games

Sept 4 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch

1:00 Cards & Games

Sept 5 Reiki by Appt

9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch

12:30 Knitting and Crochet Group

Sept 6 9:45 Chair Yoga

11:00 Grafton Eastern Membership Meeting

12:00 Congregate Lunch

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

Grafton Fitness Opportunities

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, has several opportunities to keep our residents 60 and older in shape. Chair Yoga is offered 3 times a week at no charge. This is a low-impact workout for the body and mind. Aerobic Swimming is available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Bennington Rec Center with transportation. Water aerobics offers a resistance and buoyancy that cannot be experienced on ground. The center has a small exercise room with a treadmill and stationary bikes. Regular exercise reduces the risk of injury, decreased symptoms of depression, and improves mobility. Regular exercise can lower blood pressure, strengthen muscles, correct body posture, relieve pain and promotes weight loss. Residents 60 and older are encouraged to get into a good exercise routine. For more information, call the center at 518-279-3413.

Senior Domino Group Seeks More Players

The Town of East Greenbush Senior Domino Group meets each Wednesday from 12-3 PM in the Town Hall Community Room.

Join in the fun by stopping by any Wednesday to check it out! You do not need to be an experienced player. They will teach you. For questions call 518-477-4194.

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!

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!

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