Events 09.05.19

At Your Library

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.

North Greenbush Library Annual Budget and Election Vote on September 12

The Board of Trustees of the North Greenbush Public Library invites all registered voters of the Town of North Greenbush to vote in an election to be held on September 12, 2019 from 10 AM to 8 PM at the North Greenbush Public Library in the North Greenbush Municipal Building, Main Avenue, Wynantskill, NY. Absentee ballots are available from the Town Clerk of North Greenbush during regular office hours. Two issues will be decided: (1) whether the proposed budget of $319,883.31 is approved for 2020; and (2) the election of three trustees. An informational meeting to discuss the proposed budget will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Library.

The Basement on First Street, Troy Re-opens September 7

September events at Rensselaer Public Library

For More Information:

Jane Chirgwin, Library Director , chirgwinj@nullrensselaerlibrary.org

Pre-K Storytime- Tuesdays at 11 am. Ages 2-6, no sign-up needed. Siblings welcome.

Teen Anime Club- Thursdays 5-7 PM. Ages 13-18. Watch anime, discuss manga and pop culture, and hang out with your friends.

Fundraiser: Sipping and Sampling with the Friends of the Rensselaer Library. Saturday September 14 from 5-8 PM at Partition Wine and Liquor. Foods, wines and cider samplings from local restaurants. Silent auction and more. Tickets are $25 on Eventbrite and are selling out fast.

Silly Science! Saturday September 7, 1 PM. Fun science activities with Miss Hannah. Ages 4-12.

Prevent Elder Abuse- Saturday September 14 at 11 AM. Learn how to see the signs of, and prevent, abuse of elders, with St. Peter’s Health Partners.

T.A.G. Teen Advisory Group Saturday September 21 at 1 PM. Your opinion matters! Help us plan teen events, books and more at the library. Snacks and prizes! Sign up for your community service hours at the meeting. Ages 13-18.

Computer Class- Old to New Tuesday September 24 at 2 PM. Learn how to convert VHS and cassette tapes to a format your computer can read.

Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.

Brunswick Library September Events

Bridge Club -Mondays & Wednesdays @ 1:00

Knitting Circle -Thursdays @ 1:00 pm

Homeschool Board Game Day Friday, September 20 @ 2:00 pm

STEAM – Thursdays @ 4:00

Drug Take Back Day! Bring your old medications to be disposed of responsibly. – Saturday, September 7 10am – 2 pm

The Brunswick Community Library is kicking off this year’s early literacy program with a BIG PLAY DAY!

Tuesday, September 17 @ 10:30 am

Earn prizes as you learn, play, and read!

For kids ages 0-5.

4118 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12180

518-279-4023

BrunswickLibrary.org

Troy Public Library Evening Book Discussion

The Troy Public Library’s Evening Book Group will be discussing Becoming by Michelle Obama on Monday, September 9th at 6:30 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 274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Depression: Different forms of depression, symptoms beyond feeling sad, new treatments

Did you know that there are multiple types of depression, and that each form tends to respond better to different treatment? How about new treatments outside of medication or psychotherapy? Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 pm come to the Troy Public Library to deepen your understanding of depression, beyond simply feeling sad. 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.

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

Sunday School Classes To Commence At Greenbush Reformed Church

The 2019-2020 Sunday school year at the Greenbush Reformed Church will begin on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. Our Christian Education Building is located at 14 Hayes Road in East Greenbush, N.Y. Our classes are held from 9-10am, followed by our Church service at 10:10am. Classes are available for ages three years old through adult. We hope you can join us on our opening day to enjoy a light breakfast, meet our teachers, and learn more about our exciting curriculum planned for this year. Any questions please contact Meghan Krug, Christian Education Director, at Meghan.krug@nullgmail.com or the Church office at (518) 477-6030. We look forward to sharing God’s love and purpose with you and your family.

Beth Tephilah Synagogue

On September 8th at 5:30pm. at Beth Tefillah synagogue, the Chill and Schmooze Lodge will have workshops and Exhibits on the up coming holidays. Seeing how a shofar ( a horn made from a ram) is made, blowing a shofar, knowing the notes of the shofar, and and understanding why the shofar is blown on Rosh Hashanah helps us to gain an Insight that will last the entire year. Also having an Hands-On Workshop with all the plants that are used on Sukkot

and their meaning and what the holiday is all about will enable you to become an active participant in the holidays not just an observer. Looking inside a Torah scroll, feeling it’s parchment, and understanding the importance of the Torah will help us understand why we dance with the Torah. The Lodge will also be having our vegan buffet featuring incredible handmade burgers with all the other amazing entrees, There are many gluten free and oil free options! Suggested donation is $5 please call 518-894-3490 to RSVP

Community

Melvin Roads Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony

Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 is conducting our annual Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony at 12:00 (noon) September 11, 2019. The post is located at 200 Columbia Turnpike (routes 9 & 20) East Greenbush, New York. The ceremony is held outside if it’s sunny or indoors if it’s raining. This ceremony reaffirms our commitment to remember those that lost their lives that day and the heroes who went into the World Trade Center to help them. Clinton Heights Fire Company will fly the flag from their aerial ladder truck and render the last call for first responder’s who were lost that day. We conduct this ceremony every year to enlighten the public about the day the United States was attacked. If you care about remembering this date, please join us. NEVER FORGET

Cuisine

East Schodack Fire Co. Pizza Night

Pizza & Wings are Back!

Please join us on Sat .September 7th. for our monthly Pizza Night.

Menu includes: Fresh made pizza-Cheese(red or white) $9, extra toppings $1 each. “the works”- $14 , chicken wings- 10 for $9, mozzarella sticks- six for $3, and a huge salad bar- $3 a bowl. Serving begins at 4:00, call 518- 479-3366 (after 2:00) to order ahead. Take out is available or join your neighbors and eat-in for a relaxing evening. Pizza Nights will be the first Saturday of the month till June.

Gilead’s Annual Chicken Barbeque

Circle Saturday, September 7th on your calendar! A delicious meal begins at 4:00 PM and end at 6:00 PM. This fabulous feast takes place at the Gilead Lutheran Church located at the intersection of Routes 7 & 278 in Center Brunswick. For as little as $10.00 you get half a barbequed chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, cole slaw and pie. Please call Jen at 518-248-1295 for reservations as this sells out fast. You may eat-in or simply grab a take-out. Gilead is again handicapped accessible.

Please don’t plan on “winging” it. You want to get a “leg” up on everyone else. It is also a good way to keep “abreast” of what is happening at Gilead. Don’t be left without a meal. Call now for your dinner!

Nassau Ambulance Spaghetti Dinner

We will be hosting a spaghetti dinner Sunday September 8th from 4-7 to benefit the Nassau Ambulance. Dinners will be by donation, served family style. Suggested donation is $7 without meat and $10 with. There will also be bakery items available for dessert as well as coffee and tea. Please stop by and meet your local emergency services workers, see our facility, and enjoy a bite to eat! Nassau Ambulance Hall at 498 McClellan Rd in Nassau. Call ahead or with questions to 518-931-4160.

15th Annual Pig Roast and Chicken BBQ

Saturday, September 7th @ 12:00

All day long, beer, soda, hamburgers,

hotdogs, sausage and clam chowder.

Dinner served at 6:00. Raffles, games, DJ and

Horseshoes. The Auxiliary will be

selling tickets during the VFW’s monthly

breakfast or you can purchase in the Post

Canteen for their. Tickets are $20.00

with a dish or $30.00 without dish, deadline is

September 1st after which all tickets will be $30.00.

Questions call 518-283-4661

Family Helping Family

On Sunday September 8th. the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a benefit Pancake Breakfast for one of our family Caoimhghin Williams the son of Marty and Courtney Williams. Their son is extremely ill, and they are in need of financial help for the mounting medical bills. The breakfast will be in the Community room at St. Henry’s Church at 39 Old Route 66, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Price for breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. We will also be accepting donations at the door.

Come and join us in support of this worthy cause. For more information, call 674-3965.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721

Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, NY will have it’s monthly All You Can Eat Breakfast on Saturday, September 7th from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10. Menu includes eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, home fries, pancakes, french toast, juice, coffee or tea.

VFW’s Breakfast Buffet” on Sunday, September 8th

8:00 to 11:00. Buffet featuring eggs, breakfasts meats, home fries, pancakes, homemade French toast, fruit cocktail, juice, tea and coffee. Waffles you can top with strawberry, apples, whip cream, vanilla ice cream, or chocolate syrup. “Build your own Omelets” with ham, bacon sausage, cheeses, mushrooms, peppers and onions. Adult regular buffet $8.00, buffet with waffle $9 or buffet with omelet $11 / Children 6-12 $4.00 & Children under 5 free. The Auxiliary will be selling tickets during the breakfast or you can purchase in the Post Canteen for their 15th Annual Pig Roast and Chicken BBQ held on September 7th. Tickets are $20.00 with a dish or $30.00 without dish, deadline is September 1st after which all tickets will be $30.00.

VFW Auxiliary to

Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466

25 Veterans St, Poestenkill, NY

All You Can Eat Breakfast

On Sunday, September 8th 2019 the Latham-Colonie Council Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus will again host their monthly All You Can Eat Breakfasts!

Serving from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

Menu includes; An Omelet Station, Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, French Toast with warm syrup, Home Fries, Corned Beef Hash, Bacon, Sausage, Fruit Cup, Bananas, Variety of Cereals, Juices and Pastries. Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate.

Adults $9, Children 5-10 $4 and Children under 5 Free.

Free Community Dinner

You are invited to our free community dinner on Thursday September 12th. Serving is from 3:30 TO 6:30. Everyone is welcome, singles, families, homeless, tees, and seniors, or anyone that wants a great homemade meal and maybe a little conversation.

The menu for September 12th includes Ham, peas and carrot mix, mashed potatoes, gravy, tossed salad, rolls with butter, dessert of sliced peaches with whipped cream, coffee, tea, ice tea, water and lemonade.

Hope’s Kitchen is located inside the Rensselaer Presbyterian Church, 34 Broadway, look for our sidewalk sign.

Hope’s Kitchen is an ecumenical ministry jointly sponsored by Hope Lutheran Church in North Greenbush, and the Rensselaer Presbyterian Church in Rensselaer.

Giving Back

21st Annual Ride for Life, September 7th, 2019

For more information: Cynthia Rotella, crotella@nullstapinc.org, Ride Coordinator, 607-272-4098 Ext 316

or Nikki Sayward, nsayward@nullstapinc.org, Assistant Ride Coordinator, 607.272.4098 Ext 322

Aidsrideforlife.org

Calling all Cyclists for the 21st Annual AIDS “Ride for Life” September 7th

The Ride fills diverse gaps in funding for some much needed programs such as HIV prevention & education and those helping to fight the alarming opioid crisis

Ithaca, NY – The 21st Annual “AIDS Ride for Life” is the Southern Tier AIDS Program’s largest fundraiser, attracting 400+ riders from 20+ states in the USA, Canada and other countries. This Ride around Cayuga Lake delivers a life-changing experience for many of participants from all back-grounds and fitness levels. Cyclists and volunteers are united by a common desire to do something altruistic. Whether you are a first time rider or a seasoned veteran, we want you with us at the 21st Annual AIDS Ride for Life.

STAP is serving record numbers along with caring for clients who have HIV/AIDS – still an epidemic. The rise of opioid use has increased the demand for our Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. Last year, over 365 lives were saved with Narcan kits distributed by STAP staff. The money raised helps close funding gaps within these programs and others.

This year’s event will begin on Friday, September 6th from 4pm to 7pm, with our Packet Pick Up and Health & Fitness Expo- all open to the public. Saturday, September 7th is The AIDS Ride for Life, beginning at 6am through 9pm, at Stewart Park in Ithaca, and continuing around Cayuga Lake.

Various routes are available for Riders – 14, 25, 42, 90 and 102 miles, finishing via the Black Diamond Trail. Sign up now, or for more details about the Ride: aidsrideforlife.org/riders

Cynthia Rotella, Event Coordinator for the Ride, says “The Ride is a Fun Is Mandatory event! We want cyclists, group riders, and indoor cyclists to join us! This Ride provides much needed resources to help to fill in funding gaps within some of STAP’s program and services that include HIV preven-tion, and opioid overdose prevention.”

For information about the Indoor Ride Option, or to sign up to become indoor AIDS Ride for Life cy-clist, go to: Indoor Cycling Information

Ultimate Shopping Trip Fundraiser for Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry in Troy.

The 2019 Ultimate Shopping Trip to Pennsylvania departs from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms, on Friday, November 1st and returns, Sunday, November 3rd.

Shopping includes American Candle, Kitchen Kettle, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, The Shops at Rockvale, Philadelphia Premium Outlets and optional trips to Tanger Outlets & Kozier’s Christmas Village. Accommodations are provided by Comfort Inn Lancaster – Rockvale Outlet, complimentary breakfast Is included with your stay.

Cost per person (based on room occupancy) – Double: $225/person, Triple: $185/person, or Quad $165/person. The fee includes bus, hotel, and driver’s tip. Limited spaces available.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or Hope7.Board@nullgmail.com

Adirondack Fiddlers

New style and Old Tyme Fiddling, Adirondack Fiddlers,

Sunday September 8th 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

American Legion Hall, Clancy St. Schuylerville, NY

All fiddlers and musicians young and old and Public welcome.

Round and square dancing. Food Available.

For more information call (518) 274-6817

Rensselaer County Youth Annual Coat Drive

The Rensselaer County Department for Youth is hosting their 19th Annual Par, Tee, Fore COATS Golf Event .

On Tuesday, September 10th 2019 at the Troy Country Club.

All proceeds will go to support the Rensselaer County Department for Youth Coat drive. To date, over 7,000 brand new coats have been given to low-income children living in Rensselaer County.

A foursome team is $600 or individual is $175 per person. And if you have a business we have larger sponsorship packages available. With your help we can reach our goal of 800 coats for 2019.

For more information please contact Debbie Fleming in our Depertmant for Youth at 518-266-7501 or dfleming@nullrensco.com

Hobbies

Charcoal Making in Taborton is topic for Stephentown Historical Society on Sept. 9, 2019

Loren Dobert and Frank Kehn will present their video “Making Charcoal in Taborton” on Monday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stephentown Historical Society meeting. The event will be at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road, Stephentown, New York. The program is free. For directions, telephone (518) 733-0010.

Dobert is a master collier and teacher who made his family’s living by producing charcoal and firewood. Kehn is a junior collier and Dobert’s student. They will show how charcoal is produced from native hardwood in a carefully controlled burn in a “pit,” a mud-covered mound.

The making of charcoal was once a major industry in the mountain districts of Sand Lake, Poestenkill, Taborton, Berlin and Stephentown. Charcoal burning in Rensselaer County began prior to the Civil War, and was at its height during and after the conflict. The Dobert family was involved in the making of charcoal for generations going back to the 1800s.

Local Fairs

Youth Make A Difference, Inc.North Greenbush Town Fair

September 6, 7 & 8th

All Events at Town Hall – Dodge Street & Main Avenue, Wynantskill

Rides, Games, Food & Fun

Friday: 6 pm – 10 pm

Saturday: 1pm – 5 pm & 6pm – 10 pm

Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm

Rides (discounted wrist bands) $15 for four hours on Saturday from 1pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm and on Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Come Join Us For This Community Celebration!

Annual Nassaufest Slated for Saturday, September 7th

On Saturday, September 7th the annual Nassaufest celebration will take place at the Village Commons Park on John Street in the village of Nassau. Scheduled from 12 noon to 4 pm, the event features a carnival with kid-friendly games of skill. Each player is guaranteed a “Nassaubuck” just for playing, more if they win. “Bucks” are redeemable for great prizes and school supplies.

Admission is free and kids can partake in sky-high bounce rides and much more. Community booths will offer bake sales, fund raisers and news and views about what’s going on in Nassau. Refreshments will be served by the Nassau Village Beautification Committee and include grilled sausage and peppers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and fried dough at family-friendly prices.

For additional information please visit www.Nassau12123.com or call (518) 766-2291.

St. Stephen’s Participates in Village Wide Sale Sept. 7

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7 (directly off Route 150), East Schodack, NY will host a Tag & Bake Sale on Saturday, September 7, 9 am to 3 pm, in conjunction with the East Schodack Village Wide Sale.

We have it all: housewares, decor, holiday items, designer shoes, like new sweatshirts/athletic apparel and other tag sale treasures.

Pick up some yummy baked goods while shopping. Mark your calendars for September 7th – don’t miss the Village Wide sale!

St John’s Thrift Shop

“The Basement on First Street,” is pleased to announce its Re-opening on Saturday, September 7. Please join us for this happy occasion–our refurbished space is beautiful! We offer bags of clothing at $4 per bag and specialty items in our Boutique. Lots of household items, too. The Basement on First Street is open Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 to noon, and accepts donations at that time. We are located at 146 First Street, Troy, NY. 518.274.5884

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The volunteers at the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop work hard to provide a clean, well-organized shopping experience. The shop has a very large selection of clothing for all sizes and ages, gently-used baby equipment, toys, games, jewelry, household goods, linens, Avon collectibles, handicapped equipment. There is sure to be something for everyone from the amazing assortment of one-of-a-kind items.

The thrift shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at very reasonable prices. The shop will be open on Thursday September 5th from 3 to 6 and Saturday September 7th 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.

Poestenkill Historical Society Bake Sale.

On Saturday, September 7th, from 9 – 12 the Society will be hosting a bake sale along with vendors at the Poestenkill Farmers Market, located on the Town Hall Green. Many homemade goodies will be available, including pies, cookies, cakes, and muffins. We hope you will stop in and enjoy taking home some of our “goodies”. Proceeds from this event will enable our museum to continue preserving our heritage. We hope to see you there.

Village Wide Garage Sale

Please join us for the September 7, 2019 village wide garage sale of East Schodack. From 8am to 3pm.

Stephentown Craft Fair

The Veterans of Stephentown are hosting a Craft Fair on September 7, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Stephentown. If you are a vendor and are interested in renting a space, please contact Phyllis DeFreest at (518)733-6504 by August 24th. Don’t miss out on the last big selling day of the year.

Troy’s Annual Armenian Festival

Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church invites you to its annual Troy’s Armenian Festival taking place Saturday Sept. 7 starting at 12 noon to 8pm and Sunday Sept. 8, from 12 noon to 5pm, on the church grounds, 255 Spring Avenue, rain or shine. Featuring their traditional Shish Kebab dinner, Armenian pastries, live Armenian music and children’s rides. Armenian meat pies (lahmajoun) can be ordered in advance by calling the Church at 518-274-1477 or email Hcarmenianchurch@nullgmail.com. Public is cordially invited!

Adirondack Fiddlers

New style and Old Tyme Fiddling, Adirondack Fiddlers,

Sunday September 8th 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

American Legion Hall, Clancy St. Schuylerville, NY

All fiddlers and musicians young and old and Public welcome.

Round and square dancing. Food Available.

For more information call (518) 274-6817

Local Gov.

Stephentown Heritage Center increases visiting hours

The Stephentown Historical Society has announced that the Stephentown Heritage Center will welcome visitors on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., beginning on July 6, in addition to the regular weekly Friday hours of 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. These weekend open hours will allow more Stephentown residents and visitors the opportunity to explore what the society offers in genealogy research and local history. The other Saturdays are September 7, October 5 and November 2. The center is closed during the month of December. The Heritage Center is the former Stephentown Methodist Church at 4 Staples Road at the corner of Garfield Road. It is free and handicapped accessible.

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.

Meeting Dates for The Village of Nassau 2019-20

The following dates have been established for the Village of Nassau Board of Trustees Meetings. All meetings will be held at the Village Municipal Building, 40 Malden Street, Nassau, NY at 7:30pm unless otherwise posted.

September 11, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

The Planning Board meets on the 1st Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

The Zoning Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

Pets & Conservation

September Programs at Grafton Lakes State Park

Monday 9/2 — Labor Day Sand Sculpture Contest 12-2pm.

Friday, 9/6 — Moon Watch w/ Albany Area Amateur Astronomers 8pm. Preregister*

Saturday, 9/7— Pollinator Paradise 1pm. Pre-register*

Saturday, 9/14 —Dickinson Fire Tower Hike 1pm. Preregister*

Saturday, 9/14—Full Moon Hike 7pm—Preregister*

Saturday, 9/21—Bark & Brew 11am-3pm— It’s a match made in heaven: a day full of dogs and craft beer tasting! Come enjoy a day in the park with your furry friend and help support local rescue organizations!

Saturday, 9/28— Beach Yoga 9:30am. Ages 16+. Bring own mat. $5/person. Preregister*

Saturday, 9/28 – Nature Hike w/ Friends of GLSP 2pm. Meet at Welcome Center.

Saturday, 9/28—Soundwalk w/ Friends of GLSP Soundwalk 3pm. Join a meditative Autumn Ramble soundwalk: focus on listening rather than just looking. Meet at the welcome center.

Saturday, 9/28—Friends of GLSP Potluck 4–7pm. Current member and prospective members welcome at the annual Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park potluck!

Saturday, 9/28 — Evening Explorers 6:30pm. Ages 8+. Preregister*

Preregister by calling 518-279-1155, ext 2.

School Bulletins

Clinton Heights Area 18th Annual Reunion

The Clinton Heights Annual Reunion will be held at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike on Friday, September 6th, 2019 (the Friday after Labor Day) from 3:00PM to 7:00PM. 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 and 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.

7th Annual CHS 60’s Reunion

Summer is coming and Labor Day will follow, which means the 7th annual CHS 60’s Reunion will be Saturday, September 7, 2019. Please mark your calendar and save the date. As always, we meet every year the first Saturday after Labor Day. All classes from the 60’s including ‘60 to ‘69 along with all pre ‘60’s classes are invited to attend. We will meet again at the East Greenbush Firehouse pavilion on Phillips Road from 4 to 9 PM. Beer, wine, mixed drinks and soda, along with food will be available at reasonable prices. Pictures from previous reunions are available for viewing at www.QECO.com courtesy of Paul Kardos ‘63. No reservation is required. All are asked to pay $5 to cover expenses and the surplus will be donated to CoNSERNS-U for their back to school program. Please share this information with your classmates and encourage them to join you on the 7th. Have a great Summer. Hope to see you in September!

~Bob Flynn ‘63

Seniors

Sept Membership Meeting

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold the monthly Eastern Membership meeting at 11:00 am on Friday, September 6th. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to attend. Upcoming activities, events and fundraisers will be discussed at this meeting. Please join us at noon for a nutritious meal following the meeting. Call 518-279-3413.

East Side Seniors

Our next meeting is on Sept.10, meetings beginning at 1:00. Lunch afterwards, will be provided by Team 2.Meetings are held at the American Legion  Post, Main St., Wynantskill. The Boccie league will begin on Oct. 7, all MEMBERS are welcome to join in the fun. A reminder, meetings are now twice a month. See you at the meeting.

Grafton Merrymakers

The September meeting of the Grafton Merrymakers will take place on September 11th at 5:30 pm at the Everett Wager Senior Center, Grafton, NY and is opened to all seniors in Rensselaer county.

The evening will start with hot dogs and hamburgers furnished by the Merrymakers. We are asking everyone to bring a covered dish to share. Dinner is at 5:30 pm followed by our monthly meeting at 6:15 pm. If you are interested in this senior group or are planning on joining the Merrymakers, please come to our meetings which are held the second Wednesday of the month. Any questions please call Betty Jean at 518-272-8624.

Sand Lake Seniors

Our regular meeting for September 12, 2019 will be held at 12:00 at The Church of The Covenant on route 43 in Averill Park. We will have a short meeting and then John Hill will be entertaining us. We have a light luncheon following the entertainment. We still have some luncheons we go to and Day trips planned. Also a over night trip to Newport, Rhode Island. Come and be a part of our planning for next year.

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

Rensselaer Senior Center September Events

We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday we are Located on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

5th – Andreas Birthday W/ Winchester and Young (Meatloaf Dinner) Call for reservations (518) 463-2166

12th – Glenn Passino Day w/ Brian Zappel Call for reservations (518) 463-2166

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

Rensselaer Senior Center Community Service Volunteers Needed

We Are Taking Empty Clear Pill Bottles Must Be See Thru

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton NY

Sept 9 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Cubed Steak)

1:00 Cards and Games

Sept 10 9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Fish Loin)

1:00 Cards and Games

Sept 11 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate lunch (Taco Sloppy Joe)

1:00 Games and Cards

Sept 12 9:30 Aerobic Swimming; Quilting Group

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Grilled Chicken Breast)

1:00 Cards and Games

Sept 13 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pork Sausage/gravy)

12:30 September Birthday Celebration/Trivia

Sports & Recreation

Square Dancing

You are invited to a free workshop in Western-style square dancing, offered by the Latham Circle Squares. Come and see what square dancing is all about. You will have fun while you learn a few square dance calls, meet other people, and learn what a square dance club can offer you.

Our free lesson will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lessons begin the following Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at a cost of $9 per lesson. All are welcome, singles and couples, all ages.

Both the workshop and lessons are held in the United Methodist Church Hall, 568 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY, at the intersection of US Route 9 and Maxwell Road (two traffic lights north of Siena College).

For further information, contact any one of us: Chuck (518) 355-0954; Julie (518) 399-7795; or Dan (518) 458-2721.

Home Waters

Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 PM at the Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center, which is located at the end of the main parking lot. If main gates are closed, please enter via the Winter Entrance at the four corners in Grafton.

This month we will be fishing on Long Pond From 6:00 – 7:00 PM before the business meeting, if weather permits. If you do not have your own rod we do have a few loaners along with some other gear available for you to use.

RSVP is required if you need to borrow equipment to the email address below so we have sufficient equipment available. A fishing license is required.

Business meeting immediately following along with light fare and refreshments. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Contact us at homewaterstu@nullgmail.com or 518-326-6201 for more information

The Arts

The Arts On Main

Main Street Day, Castleton-on-Hudson

Saturday, September 7, 2:00 – 5:00

The Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association is excited to present “The Arts on Main,” our theme for the third annual Main Street Day! Join us for a celebration of The Arts, including dance performance, live music, theater performance and fine arts for display and sale. Family fun activities such as painting and lawn games will be enjoyed by all. Food specials from Main Street restaurants – the Village Inn and Cherrybrook Café – will tempt the palate. Try your luck for exciting raffle prizes! Come out and show your community spirit as we help Main Street become the destination it’s destined to be! For more information, visit www.castletonmainstreet.org or Facebook/COHMSA or email info@nullcastletonmainstreet.org

Rehearsals for Capital Community Voices

Capital Community Voices Inc., an SATB volunteer, non-audition choral group, is seeking singers in all voice parts for its December concert, “Lighting the Season with Song”. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 pm in East Greenbush beginning September 10, 2019. Call 370-5434 for more information.

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