Events 09.15.22

Library Jigsaw Puzzle Sale in Poestenkill

Stock up on jigsaw puzzles for the winter months at an unusual sale of dozens of good condition used puzzles. Proceeds will benefit the Poestenkill Library. Friends of the Library will sell puzzles on Saturday October 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on the Poestenkill Library lawn (9 Plank Road, 12140). Most puzzles are 1000-piece ($6), many others are 300 or 500-piece ($4), and a few are children’s puzzles ($1). Come to find great puzzles by White Mountain Puzzles, Wysocki, Springbok, Hometown, among others. We will hold a reduced size sale on the porch in case of rain. For more information contact Marcia at 518 283-5353.

Memberance Day at Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus #3394

On Friday October 7, 2022, (Fried Dough Friday), Members Judi Couch and Joy Meher are hosting a “Memberance Day” to Benefit Shriner’s Hospitals for Children-Springfield, MA. 

The event will begin with Children’s activities and games/prizes from 4 pm to 7 pm! Then 7 pm to close our DJ playing 50’s music for your dancing and listening enjoyment! 

Menu; hotdogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers, Fried dough and more available for purchase.

The first principle of our Order is Charity so please stop in to enjoy our “Memberance Day” and support the Shriner’s Hospital for Children of Springfield MA.

*Requesting member photos for a slide show display, please email for information!

Tuesday Treks

Join Len Tremblay on a moderately paced 3 mile hike every Tuesday in September to explore the wilds of Dyken Pond Center. Learn the trail system one at a time with a knowledgeable guide. Each week we will discover new ground and nature. Hikes will be cancelled in bad weather. Preregistration required. Free. This program is for adults and older teens.

Fall Craft Fair at Center Brunswick UMC

“Save the Date” Saturday, November 5, 9am-3pm, Center Brunswick UMC 990 Hoosick Road, Troy. Tables are selling quick!

Vendors are invited to bring their new creations to this show. Tables are $25.00 for an 8×10 section – one vendor per section please.

Contact Jean at 518-694-1887 for rental and information.

There will be a small concession stand as well.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance Nature Book Club is back!

Wednesday, September 28 at 7 pm on Zoom. You are warmly invited to RPA’s Nature Book Club, with Rama Hamarneh, PhD. The book club provides a space to discuss books related to nature, together as a community! One evening a month, we will meet on Zoom to discuss a book we have read, and the work’s relationship to nature. We will explore multiple aspects of nature in literature – represented through multiple genres and authors from around the globe. 

In September, we’ll read The Brilliant Abyss by Helen Scales. The Brilliant Abyss explores the majesty and mystery of the deep ocean, and how humans are threatening this vital, vibrant part of our planet. This book is available through the Upper Hudson Library System in physical format, in ebook and audiobook format via Libby and Hoopla, at Market Block Books, and through other booksellers. To sign up for the book club, visit

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance Speaker Series kicks off with The Last of the Allegheny Woodrats

The Last of the Allegheny Woodrats with Alan Hicks, retired from the NYS DEC Endangered Species Program. Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7pm on Zoom. Join us to learn the story of the decline and extirpation of the Allegheny Woodrat, a mammal that few New Yorkers had ever heard of, and far fewer had ever seen. It is a story of a most engaging creature that was never known to be a resident of the Rensselaer Plateau. However, with a sharp eye, a clear day, and from a tall tree on the Plateau, you can see where they once traveled. It is a story of unintended consequences, the importance of history, a remarkable insight, and the cooperation of many people from many states and agencies, that led to what we hope is a species that is still secure in parts of its former range. Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit

Hoosick Falls’ Annual Walter A. Wood Tractor Show

The Walter A. Wood Tractor and Agriculture Show is coming Saturday, October 1st. Come on over to Walter A. Wood Memorial Park in Hoosick Falls and check out all the antique and vintage tractors, horse-drawn farm equipment and implements, and contemporary machinery that will be on display from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Walter A. Wood Reaping and Mowing Company manufactured horse-drawn farm equipment right here in our village from 1865 to 1924, and sold machinery to farmers in Hoosick and as far away as the Middle East and Russia! The company was a big deal…world famous! It was Wood’s company that made Hoosick Falls a boomtown in the 19th century; so big that it made us the largest village in the United States.

Come get a good, close-up look at antique tractors and antique horse drawn implements made by the Wood Company and others, as well as hit-and-miss steam engines, some of which will actually be working.

The highlight of the day at 12:00 Noon is the Burton Luke Tractor Parade. The tractors and farm equipment will wind around village streets led by the whistle from the Walter A. Wood Plant.

The American Legion will be offering hamburgers and hotdogs. Bistro 42 Food Truck, Lewis Sugar House and the Sugar Shack will be selling everything maple, including milkshakes, ice cream, cotton candy, candy, maple cream, popcorn, and syrup. Wilhy Farms with Fresh Bagels and Bread and two contests, this year we have the Apple Pie and Scarecrow Contest.

Enjoy hayrides courtesy of JC Tractor of Hoosick Falls with a tour of the downtown areas.

Purchase your fall decorations, including pumpkins, gourds and hay stalks along with other farm products. Sample dairy products made from milk produced by Hoosick Area farmers.

Folks from Hoosick and the surrounding communities are welcome to enter tractors, farm implements, hit and miss engines, livestock, and agricultural products.

For more information or to register, call Kevin at 518-894-5035, or email him at

Capital District Chapter Columbiettes September Meeting

Capital District Chapter Columbiettes will hold their September Chapter Meeting on Sunday, September 25th, 2022 at Cohoes Council K of C. 255 Remsen Street in Cohoes, N.Y. 12047. (Directions 787 to Cohoes, Exit at Bridge Avenue, West, then left on Remsen Street).

The Initiation Ceremony for New Members will precede the Chapter Meeting please plan to be there at 1 pm.

Capital District Chapter President Linda Cotch, will preside!

Grafton Lakes State Park to Host Bark n Brew

Grafton Lakes State Park is hosting “Bark & Brew,” a benefit offering fun for four-legged friends and their owners, as well as locally crafted beer, with proceeds supporting regional rescue organizations. This event is on September 24th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The event is free with a $6 vehicle entrance fee. Food and beverages are available for an additional charge. 

This annual event will show you how pet friendly NYS Parks can be for your furry friends, so bring them along! We will have a guided hike to kick off the event, an agility course, assorted animal care vendors, live music, raffle items, and several animal rescue organizations in attendance.

A portion of proceeds from vendors as well as all raffle funds will be donated to regional rescue organizations. To boost the funds raised by the event, local crafted beers will be sold as well, so you can even enjoy “a pint for the pooches!” Please join us to show your support for Capitol Region pet pals in need. 

Check our Facebook page for a full schedule of the day’s activities closer to the event. Grafton Lakes State Park is located off of Route 2, twelve miles east of Troy, New York. Please use the park’s main entrance on Grafton Lakes State Park Way for this event. For more information, please call the park at 518-279-1155. 

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 78 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit connect with us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts Holds a Wine and Cheese Tasting Event

SAND LAKE – After 2 successful Wine & Sweets tastings, SLCA invites you to enjoy our 1st Wine & Cheese Tasting on Thursday, September 22 at 6:00pm! Join us as SABBA Vineyard and Cabot take over the Center with their delicious variety of wine and cheese. This one-of-a-kind fundraiser is the perfect way to try new things and make new friends, all while supporting your favorite Arts center. Tickets and sponsorships are available at

Shaker Doll Club – 45th Annual Doll & Toy Show & Sale

Saturday, September 17th, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Antique, Vintage, Folk Art & Collectables, Miniatures.

“American Made Dolls” Educational Exhibit.

Charity Raffle for “Make a Wish”, to include: Barbies, a Vermont Teddy Bear, a Bisque doll, and American Girl Doll and a Doll House. 

All will have some sort of wardrobe or accessories. $6.00 for admission or $5.00 with the ad listed in the Classifieds Section of this newspaper. Children 12 and under are free. 

St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY. Show Chair – Nancy: 518-384-0189, Dealer Chair – Claire: 518-477-7305

Sand Lake Center for the Arts- The Dan Sekellick Visual Arts Gallery.

SAND LAKE – SLCA welcomes local artist Daniel Schroeder to the Dan Sekillick Visual Arts Gallery, September through October. 

A graduate of Averill Park High School, Daniels oil paintings are a reflection of his upbringing and showcase the natural beauty of Sand Lake and its surrounding areas. An artists reception will be held at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts on September 17th from 12-3pm.

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!

Yard Sale and Apple Crisp Fundraiser

The Melrose United Methodist Church (located at 20 Church Street, Melrose, NY 12121) will hold a yard sale and apple crisp fundraiser on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Apple crisp will be sold by the piece. All are welcome to attend.

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

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

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.

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!!

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.

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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