Events 09.12.19

Around Troy

Adult Scavenger Hunt On Friday The 13th!

Are you superstitious? Would you dare to participate in a cemetery event on Friday the 13th? The Friends of Oakwood will hold an Adult Scavenger Hunt on Friday September 13th from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Call to register 518-328-0090 Pay on arrival $15.pp There will be prizes for the individual and team (up to 4 people per team) with the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time. Answer at least 13 clues correctly and you will be entered in a special drawing.

Sign in and pick up your clues and instructions at the Earl Chapel between 5pm and 6pm. Your start time will be recorded. All entries must be turned in at the chapel by 7:30pm to qualify for prizes. The hunt takes place within a restricted area of the cemetery, which will be marked off. Learn some local history while you’re having fun searching.

Oakwood’s Full Moon Twilight Tour – September 14th

On Saturday September 14th at 5:30pm the Friends of Oakwood will present their next Full Moon Twilight Tour. Call to register: 518-328-0090. Pay on arrival. $15.pp If the weather forces us to cancel, we will call you if you have registered. Check our Facebook page for updates.

Led by Oakwood volunteer Heidi Klinowski, we will start in the magnificent Gardner Earl Chapel, to take advantage of the western sunlight streaming through the vibrant stained glass windows.

Then we will walk to the monuments of some of Oakwood’s interesting ‘residents’, where we’ll hear their stories. Uncle Sam’s grave and the panoramic overlook at sunset are included highlights of this walking tour. And of course we’ll hope for clear views of the full moon.

Coming Next: Hudson River School Painters at the chapel, Sept. 18.

Children’s Day at the Melville House

The Lansingburgh Historical Society will open the Melville House located at 2 114th Street, Troy, NY 12182 on Saturday, September 14,2019 from 10 am to 2 pm, . This month’s open house will be “Children’s Day at the Melville House “. We will have children’s crafts including “LEGO Make your own Moby” (but only a few of those so come early). An exploration and description of our very own unique handmade doll house rendition of Abraham Lansing’s home; and readings of “Miss Hickory “ stories written by Hoosick Falls native Carolyn Sherwin Bailey. A $5. donation is greatly appreciated.

Brunswick Historical Society- Annual Tag and Bake Sale

Brunswick Historical Society is looking for vendors for our Annual Tag sale on September 14, 2019. 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 president@nullbhs-ny.org

Oakwood Presents Hudson River School Painters, an Illustrated Lecture with Peter Jung

On Wednesday September 18th at 6:30pm the Friends of Oakwood will present a special new art program in the Earl Chapel. $15.pp or $10. for students (with ID) Registration is preferred but not required. Call 518-328-0090.

For the past 25 years Peter Jung has been the owner of a gallery on Warren Street in Hudson, NY, featuring traditional American paintings. He will share his expertise with an illustrated lecture on the history of the 19th C Hudson River School art movement of landscapes and luminists.

We will also hear how he recently restored the family gravesite of the great artist Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823 – 1880) in the Hudson City Cemetery.

At Your Library

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.

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

Nassau Free Library Open Mic Night and Coffee House Fri. 9/13 6pm

Semi-Acoustic Open Mic Night returns for its second season! Calling all musicians, poets, raconteurs, and comedians! Join us for Rensselaer County’s most eclectic open mic. Please RSVP in advance at 518-766-2715 or at the library check out desk. Walk-ins are welcome but subject to time constraints. Sign up begins at 5:45. Performers should be prepared for a 10-15 minute set. Electric instruments (guitar, keyboard, etc with amp) may be played at acoustic levels with prior approval of the venue host @518-766-4244 or gpat12123@nullyahoo.com

**New this season: minimum age is 12, however, the 6-6:30pm time period, if needed, will be available to performers under the age of 12 who accompanied by an adult. Please call in advance.

Refreshments will be available. Be tuned and ready to go!

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.

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

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

Pinpointing Where Your Ancestors Lived in Ireland at the Troy Public Library

The Troy Irish Genealogy Society and Old Friends Genealogy will be at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, September 15th at 1:30PM, to present their “Pinpointing Where Your Ancestors Lived in Ireland” program.

This program focuses on how one can use what is called a “shotgun approach” to finding records for your Irish ancestors who emigrated to the U.S. or elsewhere. The stage is set by talking about some critical U.S. records, (e.g. death certificates, cemetery plot cards, family bibles). Then the focus will be on the following types of Irish records:

• Personal Records: Both Roman Catholic and Protestant baptism and marriage records, 1901 and 1911 Censuses. Examples from several websites including: Roots Ireland, Irish Genealogy, Find My Past and the Ireland National Archives.

• Land Valuation Records: Tithe Applotment Books and Griffith’s Valuation (include historic maps and modern overlay maps)

• Ireland Cemetery Records: Historic Graves and other websites

• Historic Newspapers, Historical Societies and Libraries.

In addition to talking about all of the resources available in Ireland to “chase” one’s Irish ancestors, included will be lots of photos from trips to Ireland, talk about driving in Ireland and staying at B&Bs, and of course, some of that famous Irish humor along the way.

This program is free and open to the public. Call the library at 518-274-7071 or go online to www.thetroylibrary.org to reserve your spot. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York.

East Greenbush Community Library 9/12-9/19

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

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

*Events with an asterisk require Registration.

9/12-13: Pop-Up Book Sale continues in the library! See our selection across from circulation.

9/12: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Visit with the Eddy Alzheimer’s Services, 2pm

9/13: Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm; Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am

9/14: Saturday Storytime, 11am

9/15: Greenbush Historical Society presents The Restoration of the Van Rensselaer Cemetery*, 2pm

9/16: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6pm; Crafter Eve: Decorative Jars, 6pm

9/17: Fantastic 4’s & 5’s (ages 4 & 5), 10am; Baby Meet Up, 11am; Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm

9/18: ENL: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Adult Open Recreation, 9:30am-2:30pm; Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Wonderful Wednesdays (ages 3-5), 11am; Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30pm; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

9/19: Movers & Shakers (ages 1-3), 10am; Look: Loving Ourselves and Our Kids, 6pm

Nassau Free Library Programs

Storytime: Every Wednesday @ 10:30am- Join us for stories, songs & crafts geared towards our youngest friends.

Minecraft @ the Library: Thurs. 9/12 6-7pm

Open Mic Night: Fri. 9/13 6-8pm- Semi-Acoustic Open Mic Night returns for its second season! Calling all musicians, poets, raconteurs, and comedians! Please RSVP in advance Walk-ins are welcome but subject to time constraints. Sign up begins at 5:45.

Yoga: Sat. 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 10:30am

TED Talks- Coffee & Conversation: Tues. 9/17 3pm- Theme: Bridge the Gap. TED Talks centered around bringing dialog to go beyond our divisions.

Fitness Fusion: Thurs. 9/19 & 9/26 6pm

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – will start again on September 19 at 11:30am. Learn early literacy skills and strategies with your pre-schooler while enjoying stories, rhymes and a simple craft.

Pre-School Free Play – Friday, September 13 at 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers.

Bag-O-Books And Bake Sale – Stop by during the Townwide Garage Sale, Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 – 3 for a wide variety of books plus DVDs and CDs. DONATIONS accepted through September 12 only.

Stretch & Strengthen – Tuesdays at 11:15am.

SLTLibrary Board Meeting – Thursday, September 19 at 6:45pm.

Church/Spiritual

Rosary Prayer at Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

Come pray the rosary in front of Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 1:00pm. Gethsemane Hill, 52 Tsatsawassa Lake Road, East Nassau 12062. Confirm attendance with Alice by calling (518) 766-5403 or email sunshine13amz@nullyahoo.com.

Free Lansingburgh Carnival On Sunday September 15

Trinity Church Lansingburgh invites you to its 2nd Annual Neighborhood Carnival at the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy (Lansingburgh,) on Sunday, September 15th from 1 P.M. until 3 P.M. Play carnival games (ring drop, whack-a-frog, balloon pop, duck pond) and enjoy free hot dogs and ice cream. Free fun for the whole family. For information, call 518-577-9350 or visit our website at http://www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org/.

Love Lutheran Church

Welcome to Love Lutheran Church….may all who enter as guests, leave as friends. Please join us each Sunday: 10:00 am Worship, 11:00 am Fellowship. Sunday School is beginning on September 15th at 9:00 am. The focus will be on the Apostles. Bible Study will begin as well, we will continue our walk through Luther’s Small Catechism.

Past Dietsche will be our guest Minister on October 6th……you don’t want to miss his inspirational message!

Love Lutheran Church is located: Just off Route 20 at Pheasant Lane & Middlesex Road, East Greenbush, NY. Church office: 518-477-8685.

Cuisine

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.

Chicken Barbecue Dinner

The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church on 175 5th Avenue will be hosting a Chicken Barbecue with baked potatoes, coleslaw and ice cream on Saturday, September 14 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Cost: Free will donation. Come join us!

Kiwanis Pasta Dinner “All You Can Eat” Fundraiser

Second Saturday Of Each Month

The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday September 14th from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. All you can eat – $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A pasta dinner will continue to be held every second Saturday of each month. All proceeds support Kiwanis projects.

Pawling Avenue United Methodist Chicken BBQ

The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a chicken barbecue on Saturday September 14, 2019 from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM or until sold out . The chicken will be cooked on the front lawn of the church and can be picked up there also. In case of bad weather meals will be available for pick up in Taylor Hall ( formally called Fellowship Hall).

The menu for the barbecue is a barbecued chicken half, baked potato, baked beans, cole slaw, dinner roll, brownie and a bottle of water. Meals for adults are $12.00 , meals for children 5 to 12 years of age will be $6.00 and there is no charge for meals for children under 5 years of age.

For more information or to reserve dinners please call the church office at 518-273-6859. Tickets can also be purchased at the barbecue on September 14th

On Sunday September 15th please join us for our outdoor Homecoming Worship Service. The service will start at 10:00 AM on the front lawn of the church. Come, bring your family and friends and share with us the joy of music, scripture, prayer and community.

Knights of Columbus Back To School Breakfast September 15

Join us for the monthly K of C “All You Can Eat” Pancake breakfast on Sunday, September 15th from 8am -11am in Damman Hall to celebrate “Back to School”!

Breakfast includes “All You Can Eat” pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, juice, fruit, bagels, cereal, pastry, coffee, and more. Plus, there will homemade egg bakes: Spinach and Feta; French Toast Bake; Sausage, Egg and Cheese. Can’t stay? Grab a to go container!! Kids 5 and under are FREE, adults $8, kids under 12 $4.

The monthly event is hosted by the St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus (KofC) and is held in Damman Hall at St Jude the Apostle School located at 24 Dana Ave in Wynantskill, NY. For more information, contact the St Jude the Apostle Parish Office (518) 283-1162.

VFW Post 7338 Pancake Breakfast Buffet

Hays Road, East Greenbush

Sunday Sept 15, 2019 from 9 am to 12 noon

Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast

Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausages

Home Fries, Corned Beef Hash

Toast, Sliced Peaches, Coffee,

Tea, Water and Juice

Adults – $9.00

Children 6 to 12 – $5.00

Children under 6 – Free

The VFW is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans, their Families and the community.

Troy Elks September Dinners

134 N. Greenbush Rd. • 518-283-1193

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

Friday Night Dinners $12.00 Serving 5pm-7:30pm

Includes salad, coffee/tea & dessert.

September 13th – Salmon & Meat Loaf Dinners

Rensselaer Co. Fall Luncheon

The Rensselaer Co. Fall Luncheon will be Sept. 17 @ 10 am at Pittstown United Methodist Hall. Please check newsletter for info. Deadline will be Sept. 3. Help celebrate Home Bureau’s 100th year.

Eat Smart – Live Strong Demonstration

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will host Jillian Ludwig, Community Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension for our monthly Eat Smart – Live Strong cooking demonstration on Wednesday, Sept 18th at 11:00 am. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Plan to stay for lunch (Haddock) at noon followed by Bingo. Call to sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.

Giving Back

Repair Café

What do you do with a broken lamp? Or a sweater with a hole? Toss it? No way! The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson will hold the next Repair Café on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market (COHFAM), on the corner of Scott Avenue (150) and Main Street (9J). If COHFAM is canceled due to rain, Repair Café will be held 9/13, same hours at the Village Hall instead. People visiting the Repair Café bring along their broken but beloved items. Volunteers try their best to make repairs, and it’s free of charge! Featured services in are electrical, welding, seamstress, and “jack-of-all-trades.” Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? Contact us via email at gina.giuliano@nullgmail.com or stop by the Repair Café table at COHFAM. For more informationabout global Repair Café, visit Repaircafe.org.

Garage Sale for Homeless Families

You won’t want to miss this!

St. Paul’s Center is proud to present our first ever Garage Sale! Be sure to stop by the North End Fire Station at 2 St. Francis Place in Rensselaer on Saturday, September 14th from 8AM-2PM to score a great deal, while supporting an awesome cause. We’ll have purses, scarves, jewelry, and homewares, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

100% of the proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s Center, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving local families experiencing homelessness, making this a great way to give back to a family in need. St. Paul’s Center is a community that strives to awaken hope and rekindle dignity in families seeking comfort, support and assistance in moving from homelessness to a sustainable future.

Do you have items you’d like to donate for our Garage Sale? Contact Meghan at mmeyerson@nullstpaulscenter.com or by calling our Center at 518-434-2910.

We’re Knocking Out Alzheimer’s

Come and join us by knocking some bowling pins to End Alzheimer’s!

Where: Hi-Way Recreation Bowling Alley 115 Main Ave Wynantskill,

Date: Saturday September 14th, 2019

Time: 2:00 to 5:00pm

Cost: $20.00pp to include 3 games/shoes. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimers.

Who: open to the public, bring your family and friends!

Team “Knocking our Alzheimer’s will be hosting this event. There will a chance at a 50/50. and Alzheimer’s information will be available.

Please come out and support the 2019 Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

Kiwanis Pasta Dinner “All You Can Eat” Fundraiser

Second Saturday Of Each Month

The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday September 14th from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. All you can eat – $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A pasta dinner will continue to be held every second Saturday of each month. All proceeds support Kiwanis projects.

Sipping And Sampling

Saturday September 14th 5-9pm

Benefit Friends of Rensselaer Library

The Friends of the Rensselaer Library are having their first annual fundraiser for the library. Sipping and Sampling will be held on Sept. 14th from 5-9pm at City View Terrace over Partition St. Liquor 800 Partition St. Rensselaer, overlooking the Albany skyline. We will have wine tasting through the generosity of Tim Bayly, beers and ciders from Roger Savoy of the Emporium on Rt. 4. All sipping will be done with a complementary “sipping glass” from Remington Paving Co. We will feature “Samplings” of gourmet delights from our local restaurants and caterers. We will also be raffling off a chance for a Royal Caribbean Cruise made possible by Chris Van Vorst and Blue Skies Travel (chances are $5.00 ea. on sale now) that will be drawn at this event. We will have a silent auction and basket raffle that has always been a hit at our book sale. Admission tickets are $25,00 each and can be purchased at the library, or from J. Burnham 518-427-6778, M. Knox 518- 283-0814 or from our website eventbrite.com. The admission is limited to 125 so get your tickets now.

East Greenbush Kiwanis Club announces Shredding Day Event!

The Kiwanis Club of East Greenbush is sponsoring a Community Shredding Day event to take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon in the Goff School Parking lot on Gilligan Road in the town. Confidata, and confidential document shredding company, will be on hand to shred your documents before your very eyes! Staples and paper clips are ok; but no metal. Donations will be accepted for the shredding service; a suggested donation is $10.00 per Banker’s sized box; but whatever you can give will be appreciated! Your donation will benefit the East Greenbush Kiwanis Club in their year-round works to support local children. Thank you for your support!

Alzheimer’s Association Of The Capital District

Will be offering a One Hour program explaining the basics of Alzheimer’s & Dementia and a section addressing the role of Care Givers followed by a Question & Answer Session. The FREE One Hour “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” Program includes:

· Exploring the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

· Examining what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.

· Detailing the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.

· Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

· Looking ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.

· Offering helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

· Discussing the vital role Care Givers perform in assisting family members or friends affected by Alzheimer’s and what programs exist to aid Care Givers.

This Program will be held at the Poestenkill VFW Post on Monday September 16th, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Call 518-283-867-4999 ext. # 1691 or e/mail infoneny.alz.org to learn more or sign-up.

Proudly sponsored by the Poestenkill Business Association.

Hobbies

Bennington Battlefield Announces September Events

On September 14th at 1:00 PM there will be a guided tour of the battlefield. A mix of driving and walking is required. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.

On September 21st at 1:00 PM there will be a guided hike of Battle Loop Trail covered approximately one mile over moderate terrain. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.

On September 29th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the battlefield will host the 34th Regiment of Foot. The 34th Regiment will be demonstrating the drill, battle tactics, and everyday life of a British soldier in Burgoyne’s Army in 1777. This event is free and open to the public.

Restoration Of The Van Rensselaer Cemetery

All across the country and locally, grassroots organizations and individuals are working to take care of historic cemeteries that may be found along the road, in someone’s backyard, or connected to an old church. Often they are in need of maintenance or total restoration, the occupants relatives having moved on long ago.

Please join the Greenbush Historical Society Sunday, September 15, 2 PM, at the Greenbush Community Library to learn about the Restoration of the Van Rensselaer Cemetery. Chris White, a local cemetery conservator and genealogist, will tell about the restoration project at the historic cemetery located between Route 9J and Amtrak’s Boston Railway in East Greenbush.

Cemeteries are an important part of our history and the gravestones tell stories of the people who once lived and worked, usually memorialized in a few carved words. The Greenbush Historical Society under the expert guidance of Joe Ferrannini from Gravestone Matters rescued and restored the Karner Family Cemetery on Best Road in East Greenbush. Photos of that project will be displayed at the meeting. The program is free and open to the public. As seating is limited, please register with the library at 518-477-7476.

Clog Dancing

It’s fun!! It’s fitness!! It’s clog dancing!! Clogging is a type of folk dancing that draws on many different traditions and has evolved into a truly American art form. It is a community–based activity that offers exercise, stress release, and great family fun that appeals to all ages.

Please join us at the Brittonkill (Tamarac) School for a 12 week beginner course starting on Tuesday, September 17, from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. Our class is open to anyone 7 years of age and older. We have many children, parents, and grandparents who love to clog!! For more information, please contact Fran Beaudoin by email at franb@nullnycap.rr.com or by telephone at 518-279-3067.

Half Moon Button Club

The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar 12054 in the Board Room. The meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. followed by the program, which will be presented by Karen Kammer on “Wee People” buttons.

Bring a bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. For more information call Lisa at 518-469-7420 or Kirsti at 518-869-8125. Everyone is welcome!

The Pittstown Historical Society Has Planned The Following Event

The mysteries of the Mabee Farm (the oldest farm in the Mohawk Valley) will be revealed in a talk on September 19th at 7:30 PM at the Pittstown Town Hall in Tomhannock. The farm, which is located in Rotterdam Junction, dates to 1705. Archaeology, research, and deduction will be cited when reviewing clues to the Mabee farm’s past by Mike Diana, Education and Programs Manager at the Schenectady County Historical Society. Diana, who has been studying the history of the Mohawk Valley for years, has written the script for the award-winning reinterpretation of the Mabee Farm Historic Site.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Pittstown Historical Society. For further information, email: pittstownhs@nullgmail.com or call Connie Kheel at 518-686-7514

Local Fairs

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, puzzles, jewelry, household goods, Autumn décor, Halloween costumes. 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 12th from 3 to 6 and Saturday September 14th from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, the building is on CDTA busline #214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

Brunswick Historical Society- Annual Tag and Bake Sale

Brunswick Historical Society is looking for vendors for our Annual Tag sale on September 14, 2019. 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 president@nullbhs-ny.org

Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale

It’s Almost Here!

The Ninth Annual Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale, sponsored by the Sand Lake Business Association, is THIS weekend, September 14 and 15. Maps are now available at several local businesses and online at sandlakebusiness.com The vendor corral/flea market is again at Westfall Village on Rte. 43 directly across from Eastview Road in Averill Park. The corral opens at 8 am Saturday and at 9 am on Sunday. Maps will also be available at the corral and at 24 Meeler Road across from WSL Elementary School. And remember to visit the Salem Church Fair, just off Shaver Road in West Sand Lake on Saturday.

Garage Sale for Homeless Families

You won’t want to miss this!

St. Paul’s Center is proud to present our first ever Garage Sale! Be sure to stop by the North End Fire Station at 2 St. Francis Place in Rensselaer on Saturday, September 14th from 8AM-2PM to score a great deal, while supporting an awesome cause. We’ll have purses, scarves, jewelry, and homewares, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

100% of the proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s Center, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving local families experiencing homelessness, making this a great way to give back to a family in need. St. Paul’s Center is a community that strives to awaken hope and rekindle dignity in families seeking comfort, support and assistance in moving from homelessness to a sustainable future.

Do you have items you’d like to donate for our Garage Sale? Contact Meghan at mmeyerson@nullstpaulscenter.com or by calling our Center at 518-434-2910.

Time To Register For The Sand Lake Garage Sale

Save the dates! Save your stuff! SELL your stuff! The 9th Annual Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale will be held Sept. 14th and 15th. It is sponsored by the Sand Lake Business Association. Again, you will be able to list your home or business sale located in the Town of Sand Lake for FREE! The SLBA will publicize the event. Westfall Village will again be the site for the vendor corral/flea market. It is a highly visible location just off Rte. 43 with plenty of free parking. Go to sandlakebusiness.com and click on EVENTS to register.

Looking for Vendors for Tag Sale

Brunswick Historical Society is looking for vendors for our Annual Tag sale on September 14, 2019. 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 president@nullbhs-ny.org.

Free Lansingburgh Carnival On Sunday September 15

Trinity Church Lansingburgh invites you to its 2nd Annual Neighborhood Carnival at the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy (Lansingburgh,) on Sunday, September 15th from 1 P.M. until 3 P.M. Play carnival games (ring drop, whack-a-frog, balloon pop, duck pond) and enjoy free hot dogs and ice cream. Free fun for the whole family. For information, call 518-577-9350 or visit our website at http://www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org/.

Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club Inc. Announces Their 15th Annual Swap Meet at the Schroon Lake Town boat launch in Schroon Lake, NY on Sun Sep 15, 2019

Contact: Michael Glenn

Address: 155 Foch Road, Scotia, NY 12302

Phone: 518-372-0818

Alternate Phone Numbers: 518-505-3558

Email: mglen2@nullnycap.rr.com

URL: http://mglen2.wix.com/mohawkhudsonchapter

Scotia, NY – Current President Michael Glenn announces that the 15th Annual Swap and Wet Meet of the Chapter will be held again this year at the Schroon Lake Town boat launch. The event is planned for September 15, 2019 and will be held at the town boat launch in Schroon Lake, New York. Attendees come from throughout the Northeast as well as local members and the general public is welcome to attend at no cost. There is no admission fee and no fee to display/buy/sell/trade.

The day is planned to begin at 9:00 AM as a casual open air event that is expected to last until 2:00 pm. The event includes the buying, selling and trading of antique and classic outboard motors, boats and related items from attendees/vendors. Additional vendors are welcome at no cost. The general public is welcome. There will be food available for a donation for morning coffee and donuts and lunch at noontime. The swap meet is held in an Antiques Roadshow type atmosphere and interested parties can get parts, advice and resources for their old outboard motors and boats, as well as an outlet to bring their motors to put them in the hands of a collector who can restore it.

The Chapter, chartered in March of 2005 has experienced growth over the last fourteen years.

For further news of the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the AOMCI, please visit our website:

http://mglen2.wix.com/mohawkhudsonchapter#.

For information about the national organization, please visit their website at www.aomci.org.

Book, Bake and Basket Sales at Poestenkill Library Fall Market Day

Plan to join your neighbors and other nice people from neighboring towns at the Friends of the Poestenkill Library Fall Market Day on the Library lawn, Saturday September 21. The library is next to Town Hall at 9 Plank Road, Poestenkill. The rain date is Sunday September 22. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale items include baked goods, many hundreds of used books, chances on spectacular gift baskets, and a huge inventory of good quality used jigsaw puzzles. While visiting you can browse the Poestenkill Farmers Market on the Town Hall lawn and find something for lunch. Please help the Library with donations of baked goods and puzzles. Contact Marcia Hopple, 518-283-5353, for more information or to donate or volunteer.

Antique Appraisers Roadshow

(benefits Schenectady Civic Players). September 14 & 15. Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm each day. Schenectady Civic Playhouse, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady. Open to the public. No appointment or admission fee. $5 for each item appraised. www.civicplayers.org 518-382-2081

Brunswick Historical Society Annual Tag Sale

Brunswick Historical Society is looking for vendors for our Annual Tag sale on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Rain or shine at 605 Brunswick Rd in Eagle Mills. We will be offering a limited number of spaces (1) – 8 x 10 for free. Don’t miss out. Sign up now. Contact Tracy for more information at 518-279-3020 or email at president@nullbhs-ny.org

Local Gov.

2019 Town of Brunswick Spring/Summer Pick-Up Schedule

What can be picked up:

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

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

September 16th-September 20th

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

Town Of Day 2019 – 2020 Garbage Pick-Up ~ Winter Schedule

Curbside by 7:00 AM

Starting September 09, 2019

Monday’s – Both Sides of Lake

Thru May 18, 2020

(If there is a Holiday on a Monday pick-up

will be Tuesday.)

Memorial Day week pick-up will be on

Tuesday, May 26th – North side

Wednesday, May 27st – South side

Summer schedule will resume with pick-up

Monday’s – North side of Lake

Tuesday’s – South side of Lake

the following week

Recycling ~ Winter Schedule

Curbside by 7:00 AM

(Last weekly pick-up Sept. 05th)

Every other Thursday as follows:

September 12

Recycling Center – Year Round Hours

Wednesday 8 – 2

Saturday & Sunday 8 – 4

Closed All Legal Holidays and Severe Snowstorms

Pets & Conservation

Plateau People at Work Lecture series kicks off with Rensselaer Plateau Alliance

Sept 12, 2019, Sand Lake Town Hall, 7 PM– The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance’s 2019 – ‘20 lecture series, Plateau People at Work, kicks off with a talk by Matt Zema of Zema’s Nursery and Garden Center, Stephentown. Matt will talk about the nursery’s use of Integrated Pest Management, about fall flowers, and about getting our gardens ready for winter. Zema’s Nursery and Garden Center has provided annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees and landscaping services for over 40 years. Matt and his family started their nursery business in 1975. They built their first greenhouse in 1978.

$5 suggested donation goes directly to support land and water conservation on the Rensselaer Plateau.

10th Annual Rensselaer Plateau Traverse

Saturday, September 14-Sunday, September 15

Rensselaer Plateau Traverse Hike

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Center, 1463 Plank Road, Petersburgh NY

Co-sponsored by Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Rensselaer Land Trust, Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, Friends of Dyken Pond, and Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area.

Join the company of enthusiastic hikers and nature lovers for one or both days of this fun annual adventure!

Saturday, Sept 14: We’ll meet at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area at 7:30 am and take shuttle buses to our starting point just below the plateau escarpment. We will spend the day hiking back to Pineridge (about 16 miles – mostly on trails, but with some bushwhacking). Participants are welcome to pitch a tent and spend the night. We will have a potluck dinner after the Saturday hike. Sunday, Sept 15: We’ll leave Pineridge by 8 am on Sunday to hike to the other half of the Plateau (about 16 miles on trails, logging roads, and some bushwhacking). Shuttle buses will bring participants back to Pineridge at the end of the day.

Learn More/Register by contacting Dan at dan@nullrensselaerplateau.org or calling the RPA office at 518-712-9211. Please register by Sept 12. $10 suggested donation covers the cost of the event and supports conservation in Rensselaer County.

Seniors

Birthday Celebration / Trivia

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will celebrate the September birthdays on Friday, September 13th at 12:30. Join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (Pork Sausage) for a suggested donation of $3.00. There will be birthday cake followed by a fun game of Trivia. All Rensselaer County residents 60 and older are welcome join the fun. Please sign up for lunch at 518-279-3413.

Town of East Greenbush Senior Chair Yoga Class will Resume on September 18th

Chair Yoga is held each Wednesday at 11 AM in the Town Hall Community Room. This session will run through December 18th and break for the holidays.

Instructor: Judi England, RN, licensed massage therapist, and professionally certified Kripalu yoga instructor. Judi has offered programs in wellness, yoga, meditation , and stress management for over 25 years throughout the Capital Region. She currently serves as Senior Health Education Coordinator for Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York, and as an Independent Health Educator for businesses and organizations. Her blog “Holistic Health” appeared in the Times Union for ten years.

Reconnect the body, mind and spirit through gentle movements, breath work and deep relaxation. We’ll work on flexibility, balance and core strength with options to build or modify your practice. All movements will be done seated, or standing with a chair for support. All are welcome to enjoy the benefits of yoga – regardless of physical ability or limitations. For questions call 518-477-4194

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

Bingo: Wednesday & Friday following lunch!

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

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

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!

Senior Feud: Monday, September 9th @11:00

Expressions Of Love: Thursday, September 12th @11:00

Knickerbocker Ghost Tour And Lunch: Tuesday, September 17th

Special Dinner: Fall Harvest- Entertainment By Mike De’angelis

Membership Meeting: Thursday, September 19th @10:30

Rensselaer Senior Center September Events

10th – Sign Up For SUNY Culinary Trip ($55 All Inclusive) 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

12th – Glenn Passino Day w/ Brian Zappel 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

17th – Citizenship and Constitution Day “Opal’s Retirement Party”

W/ Rocking Rob Carson (Chicken Patty Parmesan) 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

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 16 Haircuts by Appt

10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pot Luck)

12:30 Scrapbooking

1:00 Cards and Games

Sept 17 9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Chicken Patty Parm)

1:00 Cards and Games

Sept 18 10:00 Chair Yoga

11:00 Eat Smart Demonstration

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Haddock)

1:00 Cards & Games

Sept 19 AARP Defensive Driving Course (pre-signup) 9 – 3:30

9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Bacon Cheeseburger)

12:30 Knitting and Crochet Group

Sept 20 10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Special Lunch (Roast Beef Plate) w Music by Sal Graziano sponsored by BSNENY

Sports & Recreation

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

Capital District Recovery Center Presents Bowling For Recovery

In Memory of Marcus Kaplan, All You Can Play: Laser Tag-Bowling-Games with 2 slices of pizza and Soft Drinks, Located at Spare Time, 1668 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065, Saturday, September 14, 2019, Entry $25, 4:00-7:00 PM. Tickets available NOW!! www.capitaldistrictrecoverycenter.org, at Center on 45 Colvin Ave, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12206, 518-487-4617.

We’re Knocking Out Alzheimer’s

Come and join us by knocking some bowling pins to End Alzheimer’s!

Where: Hi-Way Recreation Bowling Alley 115 Main Ave Wynantskill,

Date: Saturday September 14th, 2019

Time: 2:00 to 5:00pm

Cost: $20.00pp to include 3 games/shoes. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimers.

Who: open to the public, bring your family and friends!

Team “Knocking our Alzheimer’s will be hosting this event. There will a chance at a 50/50. and Alzheimer’s information will be available.

Please come out and support the 2019 Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

Bennington Battlefield Announces September Events

On September 14th at 1:00 PM there will be a guided tour of the battlefield. A mix of driving and walking is required. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.

On September 21st at 1:00 PM there will be a guided hike of Battle Loop Trail covered approximately one mile over moderate terrain. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.

On September 29th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the battlefield will host the 34th Regiment of Foot. The 34th Regiment will be demonstrating the drill, battle tactics, and everyday life of a British soldier in Burgoyne’s Army in 1777. This event is free and open to the public.

10th Annual Rensselaer Plateau Traverse

Saturday, September 14-Sunday, September 15

Rensselaer Plateau Traverse Hike

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Center, 1463 Plank Road, Petersburgh NY

Co-sponsored by Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Rensselaer Land Trust, Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, Friends of Dyken Pond, and Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area.

Join the company of enthusiastic hikers and nature lovers for one or both days of this fun annual adventure!

Saturday, Sept 14: We’ll meet at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area at 7:30 am and take shuttle buses to our starting point just below the plateau escarpment. We will spend the day hiking back to Pineridge (about 16 miles – mostly on trails, but with some bushwhacking). Participants are welcome to pitch a tent and spend the night. We will have a potluck dinner after the Saturday hike. Sunday, Sept 15: We’ll leave Pineridge by 8 am on Sunday to hike to the other half of the Plateau (about 16 miles on trails, logging roads, and some bushwhacking). Shuttle buses will bring participants back to Pineridge at the end of the day.

Learn More/Register by contacting Dan at dan@nullrensselaerplateau.org or calling the RPA office at 518-712-9211. Please register by Sept 12. $10 suggested donation covers the cost of the event and supports conservation in Rensselaer County.

Averill Park Road Runners Registration

Averill Park Road Runners is now taking registrations for the 2018 Cross Country season. The club is open to anyone ages 7-14 who likes running, playing games & having fun! AP School District residency is NOT required. Practices, starting 9/9, are at the AP High School Monday & Thursday evenings (optional Saturday mornings). There will be several meets with other teams throughout the season, finishing with participation in the November Junior Olympics. Registration is available at www.aproadrunners.com/cross-country.html; $75 early registration fee includes a uniform; $85 after 8/26 ($10 sibling discount). Current U.S. Track and Field Association membership ($20) IS REQUIRED for insurance coverage. Contact xccoaches@nullaproadrunners.com for registration assistance or questions.

We’re a parent-run organization and parental involvement is required. This is a great place for children to try something different, make new friends, get exercise and have fun! All abilities and skill levels are welcome. See you at the track!

Golf Outing to benefit the After-School Arts Program on Sept 28th, 2019

Registration: 11:30AM

$100 per golfer

$380 foursome ($95 per golfer)

Includes Lunch, Golf Cart, Golf-18 Holes, Beverage Cart, Dinner (5:30) and Awards

$40 Dinner Only (5:30) including beer and wine

Please register by Sept 15th. Call the SLCA box office to reserve your spot today, at 518-674-2007 for electronic payment and additional information.

Check payment: Send to Nancy Dunn, 154 Glass Lake Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018

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.

Lessons begin 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.

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