Events 09.08.22

East Greenbush VFW Auxiliary Vendor Fair

Vendor Fair Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.100 Hays Road, East Greenbush. 

Table rental available- call Lynda at 518-732-2111 or email at:

Many vendors, Bake Sale, Raffle, 50/50.Kitchen will be open. Help us support our Veterans. Don’t miss this event!

North Greenbush Kiwanis Craft Fair 10/1/2022

North Greenbush Kiwanis will be hosting a Craft Fair at North Greenbush Town Hall in Wynantskill 9 am – 4 pm, 10/1/2022.

There will be Craft Vendors, Raffles, and a Bake Sale.

All Kiwanis proceeds from the event will go back to services provided to the community.

Interested Vendors can contact: Donna Ford @ 518-331-1441 or

Sand Lake Historical Society Features “Stories of the Crooked Lake Hotel”

Please join us on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 when the Sand Lake Historical Society presents “a look back” at the history of the Crooked Lake Hotel. Using old photos, correspondence and video tour by former owner Al Coons, Sand Lake Town Historian Bob Moore will cover the Crooked Lake Hotel from stagecoach stop to the Old Daley. Be sure to bring your own stories of Crooked Lake to share.

September’s meeting will be held at the Sand Lake Town Hall Courtroom, 8428 NY 66, Averill Park. SLHS monthly programs are open to the public and are also simulcast on Spectrum Channel 1303. Archived video can be accessed at the SLHS website ( A $5 donation is suggested for non-members. New members are always welcomed. 

This month’s meeting will also include several important updates and announcements! Like us on Facebook.

Stephentown Historical Society to hear talk on the Berkshire Farm for Boys

Dodie Gearing will give an illustrated talk on the history of the Berkshire Farm for Boys, on Sunday, September 11, at 2:00 p.m. This Stephentown Historical Society program meeting will be held at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road, Stephentown, New York. The program is free and the building is handicapped accessible. For directions, telephone (518) 733-0010.

In 1886, Catherine Burnham’s love for children and family motivated her to persuade husband Frederick to donate 580 acres of land and buildings for what she believed was a great cause. The former Shaker community in Canaan, New York, became the Burnham Industrial Farm; a refuge for what were then called “wayward boys.” The idea that the Farm represented a family, rather than an institution, was a key factor in its success and its positive influence on the boys’ lives. 

The Farm has had several names since its 1886 founding and is now Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth, a large state-wide social service agency serving more than 2,000 children and families every day. 

Dodie Gearing, a long-time Columbia County resident, is the Town Historian for Canaan, New York, and a retired social studies teacher.

Bingo to Benefit First Responders

The Italian Community Center Charitable Foundation, 1450 Fifth Avenue, Troy is holding a $3,000 bingo on Sunday, September 11. 

Doors open at 11:30 am. All bingo proceeds will be donated to Troy’s First Responders in honor of 9/11.

3rd Annual West Sand Lake 9/11 Memorial Walk.

The West Sand Lake Fire Department would like to invite you to the 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Walk to be held Sunday, September 11, 2022. 

Please join us and walk with us as we honor the fallen. The distance of the Memorial walk will be 9.11 miles. This year you can opt to walk the full route as an individual or as a team of two. For the team walk, one participant will walk the first half and the second participant will walk the second half.

Opening Ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 8:15am rain or shine. The walk is scheduled to start promptly at 8:47am following a moment of silence. 

A commemorative challenge coin will be given to each walk participant to memorialize the event for years to come. Space is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

Registration is $25 per person. To sign up for this event email us at In your email please include your name, contact information and also indicate whether you are walking the full route or as a team. We can accept Cash, Check or Credit Card. Checks can be made payable to the West Sand Lake Fire Company No.1., in the memo portion of the check please include “Memorial Walk”. All profits of this event will be donated to Tuesday’s Children.

You may walk in whatever attire you would like that is comfortable but a traffic safety vest must be worn for the entire duration of the event. If you have a safety vest, please bring one, if not, one will be provided. If you are an active Firefighter, you may walk in your turnout gear, a safety vest is still required.

The Day of the event, same day registration begins at 7am till 8am. A signed waiver will be required of each participant. Parking will be available in the Fire Hall Parking lot, behind the West Sand Lake Fire Station and at West Sand Lake Elementary School. 

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact us via email at You may visit our Facebook page for further details.

Craft Fair at Latham-Colonie Columbiettes

Latham Colonie Columbiettes will be hosting their Annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, September, 17th, 2022, 9 am to 3:30 pm! Rain or Shine!

Vendor Space available Outdoor Undercover and Outdoor Areas for your own popup display.

For pricing information or

Food Trucks at Church of the Covenant UM

This is your LAST CHANCE to enjoy the Food Trucks, Music and Fun at the Church of the Covenant in Averill Park!! If you’ve missed the others, be sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 13! 

Livin’ the Dream, Heisenburgers and DiFolco’s Roaming Occasions will again be in the upper lot of the “Round Church” from 4:00-7:00 for take out or to enjoy at outdoor seating with neighbors, friends and family. Homemade desserts will be for sale and entertainment will be provided by Val Gary and Lou Amendolara. 

There will be indoor seating if the weather does not cooperate. Handicapped parking will be available off Orient Ave. with general parking in the lower lot.

Call for Singers

Capital Community Voices Inc., an SATB volunteer, non-audition choral group, is seeking singers in all voice parts for its December concert, “A Northern Lights Noel”. 

Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 pm at Green Meadow Elementary School in East Greenbush, beginning September 13, 2022. Call 518-370-5434 for more information.

Chili Cookoff at Valley Falls United Methodist Church

Chili Cookoff on Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church located on State Street in the village of Valley Falls, NY. For a $10 admission you may sample and vote for your favorite chili. Desserts and drinks are also for sale. For tickets in advance, contact Brian Backstrom at or call 518-527-6631.

If you wish to enter as a Chef or for more information about the competition. please contact Bill Bobear at or call 518-281-2281 to get an Entry Form. Entry forms must be submitted by September 10.

OLV Vendor & Craft Fair

The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will once again be hosting their Vendor & Craft Fair on, Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9A.M. – 3P.M.

Spaces are $30.00 per space, and includes 1 table & 2 chairs. Those who are interested may contact us for a registration form. Louise at (518) 708-4342 or you may e-mail us at

We are located at 55 North Lake Ave., Troy.  We are handicap accessible.

Knock Out Sale

There will be a neighborhood garage sale with 4 participating families on Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd and 4th, from 10 am – 5 pm at 30 Coldwater Tavern Rd. in the town of Nassau. 

Sale items will include furniture, household items, tools and rider mowers.

Nature at Home Series Kicks off Sept. 6th

Have you ever looked at your lawn and wondered if it could be something more? Surveyed your stoop for ways to make it more attractive to wildlife? If so, the Columbia Land Conservancy, Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Housatonic Valley Association and members of the Berkshire-Taconic Regional Conservation Partnership have a series of fall programs lined up with you in mind! Sign up for one, two, or all three of these opportunities! 

The Nature at Home workshop series features three workshops dedicated to answering questions like How can I help support wildlife? How can I live more sustainably? How can I be part of a healthier community? 

The series kicks off on Sept. 6th at 6:00 pm with a virtual presentation with renowned author and conservation leader Doug Tallamy. It continues on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with a tour of the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, located at 153 Grand Street in Albany on the corner of Warren and Grand Streets. Participants will learn all about this unique site featuring aquaponics, honeybees, gardens, micro-livestock, and much more! Attendees will also get to try their hands at oyster mushroom cultivation and be sent home with their own kit! Lunch provided. The series closes on Wednesday, January 11 with a virtual presentation by Follow the Forest, a conservation partnership led by Housatonic Valley Association in support of wildlife movement through corridors and community awareness. 

Learn more and register at!

This project is a partnership among the Berkshire-Taconic Regional Conservation Partnership, and is supported with funding from a grant from The Nature Conservancy.

St. Jude’s Fall Festival is BACK!

Save the date for the St. Jude’s Fall Festival & Craft Fair, on Saturday, September 24th, from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm. 

Live entertainment including Habiba Belly Dance, Hill County Cloggers, Boland School of Irish Dance, Pete Yakel from Whitewater, Anthony Michael, South Paw and more!! Delicious food & drinks, children’s games, crafts, haunted house, raffles, craft fair and more!!! Super Raffle Drawing will start at 6:30! 

Call 518-283-1162, there are still tickets available, or for more information!!

September 11th

Melvin Roads American Legion is conducting the Patriot Day remembrance Ceremony on Sunday September 11, 2022, One (1:00) PM at Melvin Roads Post 1231 parking lot, (inside if raining), 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, New York. 

September 11th, 2001 has mostly been forgotten by the public. This ceremony reaffirms our commitment to remember those that lost their lives that day and 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 perform the last call for emergency workers lost that day. 

We have this program to enlighten the public about the day the United States was attacked and to “NEVER FORGET”

North Greenbush Town Celebration

Supervisor Joe Bott is pleased to announce our annual North Greenbush Town Celebration will be held September 9-11 at town hall, 2 Douglas Street in Wynantskill. 

Come join the fun as we kick off the events with amusement rides and games for the children, great entertainment, demonstrations, food trucks and more! The fair runs Friday, September 9th from 6-10pm, Saturday, September 10th 1-10pm and Sunday, September 11th from Noon – 4pm. The fair is being organized by Deputy Supervisor Kelly Hoffman and Councilwoman Jessica Merola. For more information, please email or call the Supervisors office at (518) 283-5313, x5. Look for more exciting information in the coming weeks.

Yesterday Once More: A Tribute to the Carpenters

Courtney Shayne Karl recaptures the iconic velvety sound of Karen Carpenter in this wonderfully nostalgic show – Yesterday Once More: A Tribute to the Carpenters. Joined by Robert Kelly who portrays Richard Carpenter, audiences will be transported back in time with the familiar sound and songs of the beloved Carpenters duo.

You loved Ms. Karl performing as Patsy Cline. You’ll love her performing as Karen Carpenter.

September 10, 2022, at 2 – 4 PM

Roxborough Holdings (former Grafton Elementary School) Rte 2 & Babcock Lake Road.

Happy Birthday City of Rensselaer

You are all invited to a Birthday Party September 10th at the Riverfront Park in Rensselaer from 12 to 5pm. 

The City of Rensselaer will be celebrating 125 years young and we will be enjoying music, food and fun. This is a family affair and food will be available by Class Act Catering. You can always pack a picnic basket if you like. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music of Rockin Rob Carson from 12:30 to 2pm and Donny Elvis from 3 to 4:30pm. The park has a great Playground, Tennis Court and Basketball Courts. 

We will also have a Bounce House for this special day. We have ordered a gentle breeze off the river and a full moon at night. Plan on joining us. It is going to be a lovely day.

Lustgarten Foundation Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The 19th Annual Lustgarten Foundation Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research is your chance to join our dedicated community of supporters who have been touched by pancreatic cancer. 

On September 11, 2022 we will be walking again at Elm Avenue Town Park in Delmar where together we will raise the critical funds and awareness needed to defeat this devastating disease. The Walk raises funds for the Lustgarten Foundation; and thanks to the Foundation’s private funding, 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

The 1.2-mile handicap accessible, child-friendly, stroller-friendly and pet-friendly event will include a special jewelry raffle, a 50/50 raffle, a PC information area and a survivors’ table. A live band will provide music. The first 500 walkers will receive a walk t-shirt and refreshments will be available, including bottled water, apple cider donuts, coffee, and apple cider.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM with opening ceremonies at 10:00 AM. We will have an honor guard and a moment of silence in recognition of lives lost on 9/11 and will invite first responders to join our pancreatic cancer survivors as we begin our Walk. 

The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research in the world. To register for the walk or make a donation, please visit: Day-of registration also available onsite.

Fair Trial/Free Press Conference: Local Media, the Law, and the Next Pandemic

Legal scholars and local media personalities will debate the balance of rights, responsibilities, and liability of both the media and the government during a hypothetical health crisis as part of the New York Fair Trial/Free Press Conference at Albany Law School on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 2:30-4 p.m.

Informed by the reactions, restrictions, and reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program will explore the interplay of First Amendment rights to attend and report on trials, defamation law, protection of the press and sources, and the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial during a fictional outbreak of “duck flu” in a rural Upstate New York county, and the ensuing government response and media fallout. 

This free event is open to the public, will be livestreamed, includes a reception, and offers Continuing Legal Education credit. However, registration is required. Learn more and register online at

This event is co-sponsored by Albany Law’s Government Law Center, the New York Fair Trial/Free Press Conference, and the New York State Bar Association and its Committee on Media Law.

Menand House Party: Benefit for Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

Please consider joining us for this event in support of restoration and preservation projects within Historic St. Agnes Cemetery.

Thursday, September 15th, 2022 4:00 – 7:30pm.

Tickets: $65 per person, must purchase tickets by Sept. 5, 2022

Guests will be treated to lighthearted, funny skits performed on the Menand House porch by actors from Albany Civic Theater while enjoying a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and assorted non-alcoholic beverages. The Menand House is not generally open to the public, but for rare fundraising occasions the house is open for events. Also, trolley rides through Historic St. Agnes will be offered highlighting scenic views, beautiful monuments and private mausoleums and past restoration projects.

Event and RSVP info: Email: or (518) 350-7679,

CCHS Class of 1972 – 50th Reunion

TROY – Catholic Central High School,  class of 1972, is planning its 50th reunion to be held Friday, October 7, 2022 at Franklin Terrace, Troy, NY.

If you are a class member and have not received an invitation, please send information to :

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