Events 09.19.19

Around Troy

Chicken BBQ

The Women’s Guild of St. Michael’s Church, Williams Road, in North Greenbush, NY is sponsoring a Giuliano’s barbeque Friday, September 27 from 4:00 – 6:00. The cost is $12.00 and it includes ½ chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll and a homemade brownie. Drive through only. Dinners should be pre-ordered by Sunday, September 22nd. Drive up orders will be available on a first come, first-served basis. For tickets call Ann at 283-8714 or Maureen at 782-1860.

A portion of these proceeds will help defray the cost of shipping boxes to the military over seas and in hospitals, and to purchase bingo prizes for the veterans at the Albany Veterans Administration Hospital.

French Film

“The Jewish Cardinal”-Saturday, September 21, 2019, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, NY, free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York. This movie tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II-and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from both groups. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities – and may be forced at last to choose his side. (Source-IMDb) For additional information, call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071.

At Your Library

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.

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.

Poestenkill Library Jigsaw Sale

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 as part of their Fall Market Day, Saturday September 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Library. Rain date is Sunday 9/22. Most puzzles are 1000-piece ($2), many others are 500-piece ($1), and a few are children’s puzzles (50 cents). Come to find great puzzles by White Mountain Puzzles, Wysocki, Springbok, Will Moses, Hometown, among others. Donations of puzzles may be made at the Library, 9 Plank Road, during regular hours, or contact Marcia at 518-283-5353 for pick up of multiple puzzles.

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.

French Film Screening at The Troy Public Library

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, September 21st at 1PM as the La Fédération franco-américaine du New York begins their 2019-20 film series with the screening of the film “The Jewish Cardinal.” (NR 96 min.)

The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism and joining the priesthood. Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II – and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew. When nuns plan to build a convent within the walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger may be forced at last to choose his side.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.

Children’s Festival and Book Sale

The Children’s Festival at the East Greenbush Community Library will feature bounce rides, face painting, balloon animals and more awesome activities for children of all ages! This free yearly event will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 10am – 3pm.

Also at the library on Saturday, the Children’s Book Sale takes place from 9am – 4pm. The children’s book sale is only held once a year, so plan ahead for birthdays and holidays and take this opportunity to stock up! There will be a great selection of gently used children’s books available for purchase at prices ranging from $.25 to $1, CDs and DVDs are $1 and $2. Only cash and checks are accepted.

The Book Sale continues on Sunday September 22 with a bag sale from 1pm – 3pm. For only $4 fill your own reusable shopping tote or a Hannaford plastic bag. The Children’s Festival and Book Sale are sponsored by the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library. The Friends is a nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to creating broad community support for the library. Proceeds from the book sale directly support library programs and services that benefit patrons and community members.

For more information contact the Friends at foegcl@nullgmail.com or the library at 477-7476.

The Children’s Festival and Book Sale take place at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.

September At The North Chatham Free Library

Join us at the North Chatham Library for our September Events!

Dealing with addiction, or with a loved one who suffers from addiction, can be extremely difficult, especially if we don’t understand what’s actually happening. Join us on Sunday, September 22 at 3pm for a seminar on Understanding Addiction with Drew Assini, MA.

The 19th Annual Traveling Dinner will be upon us soon! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21st from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Don’t miss this marvelous fundraising event. Reservations are required. For more information about any of these events, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or mail@nullnorthchathamlibrary.org, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

Painting & Poetry

If you love the imagery in literature – and think it would be fun to recreate some of it – this class is for you! Local artist Muse en Lystrala will be teaching a literature-rooted art class in which the imagery of a piece of literature will be discussed, and then brought to life using Renaissance and Impressionist methods with acrylic paint as a medium.

The class will be held on Monday, September 23, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Main Library, and repeated on Tuesday, October 15, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Lansingburgh Branch.

Muse en Lystrala is a musician, artist, game developer, and literature enthusiast. She previously instructed a community art class called Dark Arts Paint, and among many other tasks creates music and art assets at her company, Queenship Game Studio. She lives and works in Troy.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. 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. The Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street

Troy, NY 12182.

Uncovering and Recovering Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group

On Tuesday, September 24th at 6PM, Professor Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

This reading and discussion group will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We chose this topic to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. The September title that the group will read is Stamped from the Beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi.

Copies of the book are available at the check out desk.

For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

Herbs, Oils, and Supplements

Advertisements for seemingly “natural cures” are everywhere. From essential oils to St. Johns Wort to “ionized water,” it seems like something new is being touted as a cheap cure for every problem one can face. But what does the science say? Are popular supplements safe or effective? How can you evaluate evidence? Join us at the Troy Public Library, Wednesday, September 25th at 6:00 pm, for this presentation which discusses popular supplements, the science surrounding them, and resources to help you choose wisely. 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.

Short Story Reading and Discussion Group

On Mondays, October 7th – November 11th at 6:30PM, Short Story writer David Sylvester will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library.

Local short-story writer Dave Sylvester discusses the short story form, looking at how writers handle plot, character and theme in their writing. Each week we will read and discuss two stories by well-known masters of the form: Lori Moore, John Cheever, Sherman Alexi, Jhumpa Lahiri, Richard Wright, Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood and more.

Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. The first set of stories are available at the information desk of the main library.

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.

East Greenbush Community Library 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.

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

9/21: 13th Annual Children’s Festival, 10am to 3pm; Children’s Book Sale, 9am to 4pm

9/22: Children’s Book Sale (Bag Sale only), 1-3pm

Nassau Free Library Programs

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

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

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

Local Author Talk: Mark Berger- Fri. 9/20 6:30-8pm Something’s Happening Here: A Sixties Odyssey From Brooklyn to Woodstock.

Cookbook Club & Potluck: Mon. 9/23 at 6:30pm Theme: Cultural Celebration! Food unites us all. Bring a dish from your family heritage to share! Bring your recipe, food for 6, and your own plate and utensils.

Book Group: Tues. 9/24 7pm

LEGO Club: Wed. 9/25 6pm

Census 2020 Information Session: Mon. 9/30, 3pm- The 2020 Census is fast approaching! Responding is easy, safe—and important. Help your community count & attend this free 2020 Census presentation.

Teen Cafe: Mon. 9/30 6-8pm-Teens can hang out in our new teen area! We’ll have games, crafts, tea, hot cocoa and snacks. Pop in the check out the new teen space!

Visit us on Facebook and the web at www.nassaufreelibrary.org (518)766-2715

The Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. Nassau, NY 12123.

Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – Thursdays at 11:30am. Learn early literacy skills and strategies with your pre-schooler while enjoying stories, rhymes and a simple craft.

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

Stretch & Strengthen – Tuesdays at 11:15am.

2020 CENSUS Info – Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30pm. The 2020 Census is fast approaching! Responding is easy, safe—and important. Learn why—and how—to help your community count: attend this free 2020 Census presentation.

Builders Club – Wednesday, September 25 stop by after school between 3:30 – 5:30 to build with our LEGSs and KEVA planks. Bring your friends.

Pre-School Play Time – Friday, September 27 at 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers.

Artist Reception – Tuesday, October 1, 11:30 – 1pm. Meet the artists from Brunswick Center and learn about the art in their latest showcase, “Pieces of my Heart.” Light refreshments provided.

Book Club – Wednesday, October 2, 7pm – Discussing “Autumn” by Ali Smith.

Church/Spiritual

FUMCEG events Sept. 9-20

Sundays in September – Early morning worship at 8:30am, regular worship service at 9:30am, Hawthorne Ridge worship service at 1pm.

United Methodist Youth Fellowship

Welcome Back! I am so excited for this year and what 2019-2020 has to offer. I hope you’ve been following the fumcyouthgroup518 Instagram.

Coffee Houses Return In September

Coffee House on Friday September 20th at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Performers have been tuning up, vocalizing, practicing dance steps and collecting jokes. Bakers have been trying out new recipes. All we need now is you, our wonderful audience, to be there to share in an evening of fun, food and friendship. Dollars donated at the door support local families in times of great stress. See you there!

Free Dinner & a Movie at Faith & Love Fellowship

Faith & Love Fellowship will be hosting a Free Spaghetti, sausage & meatball dinner & Movie on Friday September 20th 2019.. As a kickoff to this year Free Family Fun Movie Night we have included a yummy spaghetti, sausage & meatball dinner along with salad, bread, dessert, beverages, & the regular movie night concessions…all for Free. The movie is the newly released animated “The Pilgrims Progress” Doors open at 5pm for dinner & movie will start at 7pm. So come & join us for a night a fun, food, & a great movie & remember… it’s all free… 166 Columbia Tpk. Renss. 518-330-1509

Organ Dedication Concert

The Greenbush Reformed Church is excited to announce the dedicatory organ recital, featuring the new four manual, 106-stop instrument constructed by the Allen Organ Company, will be performed on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00. The program will feature choral offerings by the Choir of the church, and organ works by Alfred V. Fedak, Louis Vierne, Franklin Ashdown, and Angela Kraft Cross. The program is open to all. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served afterward. The church is located at 688 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY 12061. For more information, please contact Justan Foster, Music Director at Justan.foster@nulllive.com or 518-965-2389.

Cuisine

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.

Wednesday Night Dinners $11.00 Serving 4PM-6:30PM

Includes coffee/tea & dessert. Take outs available

September 25th – Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings

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

Includes salad, coffee/tea & dessert.

September 20th – BR/FR Haddock & Ham Steak Dinners

September 27th – BR/FR Haddock & Pork Chop Dinners

Hoags Corners Ambulance Pizza Night

The Hoags Corners Volunteer Ambulance will be having Pizza Night on Sept.20th from 5pm-8pm. With our All New Pizza Oven, there will be less of a wait time !! Toppings include pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, peppers, onions and black olives. We are now able to offer FREE delivery within the Ambulance District. Place your order by calling 518-328-8113,but please dont call before 4:30. Pizza Night will be held the 3rd Friday of every month. The Ambulance Garage is located at 19 Town Garage Rd.

Special Luncheon sponsored by BSNENY

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold a Special Luncheon (Roast Beef Cold Plate) on Friday, September 20th at noon. Following the meal there will be music entertainment by Sal Graziano. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to come and singing along, or join in with dancing. This is free entertainment. Lunch is served daily at the Senior Center daily for a suggested $3 donation. Call 518-279-3413 to be added to the list.

Schodack Valley Pizza Night and Wings Are Back

Schodack Valley Vol. Fire Co. located at 1553 Schodack Valley Rd. Castleton NY. is holding it’s monthly Pizza & Wings Night Saturday September 21st. Eat in or take out. Hours are 5-8 PM. For take out call 477-4215. We offer great family value using only top shelf ingredients. Don’t pass up our bountiful antipastos on your next visit. We also offer a full array of beverages including NYS licenced beer and wine. Chicken Parm is pizza of the month. Hope to see you there!

Ice Cream Social Craft/Yard Sale

Join us for a fun day Saturday, September 21st at Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 RT 43, Hancock, MA, 4 miles east of the intersection of RT 22 & RT 43 in Stephentown, NY for our 5th Annual Fall Festival from 9 to 4. Check out our vendors for your crafts and yard sale items. Enjoy a make your own sundae, banana split or root beer float at the SonShiners of Stephentown Federated Church’s booth. After you finish visiting our booths you can take in the events happening at Ioka Valley Farm. For info call Barb 518-527-0182

Freedom Fund Breakfast – Troy Branch NAACP

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Italian Community Center, 1430-5th Avenue, Troy NY 8:30 am

Revitalization of the Troy, NY Branch of the NAACP Work for Social Justice

Free Dinner & a Movie at Faith & Love Fellowship

Faith & Love Fellowship will be hosting a Free Spaghetti, sausage & meatball dinner & Movie on Friday September 20th 2019.. As a kickoff to this year Free Family Fun Movie Night we have included a yummy spaghetti, sausage & meatball dinner along with salad, bread, dessert, beverages, & the regular movie night concessions…all for Free. The movie is the newly released animated “The Pilgrims Progress” Doors open at 5pm for dinner & movie will start at 7pm. So come & join us for a night a fun, food, & a great movie & remember… it’s all free… 166 Columbia Tpk. Renss. 518-330-1509

Chicken BBQ

The Melrose Methodist Church, 20 Church Street, Melrose, will be holding a Chicken BBQ on

September 21, 2019, 4:00 – 5:30 P.M. Take-out only. Adult: $12.00 Children: 5-10 $6.00

For reservations call: 518-235-4370

Sgt. Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021 Chicken BBQ

The Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021, Averill Park, will hold their Chicken BBQ, takeout only, on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

September 21st, & October 19th.

Please tell your friends and neighbors to call and reserve their order of BBQ chicken. The most succulent BBQ Chicken you will ever eat. Pick up your order between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. ½ Chicken or Full Dinner. Call 518-674-2309 day of BBQ.

West Sand Lake Fire-Auxiliary Breakfast

Please join the West Sand Lake Fire Dept-Auxiliary for Breakfast on 9/22/19 from 7:30am to 11:30am at the West Sand Lake Fire hall. Eat In or Take Out. Call 674-3677. Breakfast Includes, Scrambled Eggs, Cheesy Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries w/cheese, French Toast, a variety of Pancakes including Mickey Mouse, Homemade Muffins, Fruit, Toast, Bagles, Juice and Coffee. Southern Sausage Gravy & Biscuits will be served until they run out! Adults $10, Children (5-12) $6 and children under 5 are free.

East Greenbush Fire Company – 25th Annual Golf Outing

The East Greenbush Fire Company is hosting our 25th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Stadium Golf Course in Schenectady, New York. Check-in will begin at the course at 8:30 am and the outing will begin at 9:30 am. The cost is $125.00 per golfer, which includes all greens fees, cart, 18 holes of golf, breakfast at the Stadium, lunch “on the turn”, and a steak/clam bake back at our Pavilion (68 Phillips Road) at the conclusion of the event. There are also tickets for sale for those that may want to attend only the steak/clam bake. There will also be great prizes to be raffled off, including a cash 50/50.

The registration forms are available on our website – visit www.eastgreenbushfire.com for more information.

Giving Back

Texas Hold’em No Limit Poker Tournament

Saturday, September 21, 2019 At The Averill Park Fire House 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018. Doors Open at 12:00 pm

Tournament Starts at 1:00 pm

Lunch will be Served at 2:00 pm

$125 buy-in ($25 donation, $100 prize pool)

Future Dates: 10/19/2019, 11/16/2019, 12/21/2019, 1/25/2020, 2/15/2020, 3/21/2020, 4/18/2020 and 5/16/2020 (Big Money Tournament)

Jackson Emmer Benefit Concert for Capital City Rescue Mission

On Sunday, September 22, come enjoy the music of Jackson Emmer for a special concert to benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Give some hope to the homeless by listening to great music. The show will feature the original work of Jackson Emmer, who has quietly built his reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter on the outskirts of country music. His work blends humor with heartache, and tradition with exploration. Recently, Emmer has drawn critical acclaim for his 2018, sophomore album, “Jukebox.” His music has been featured in Rolling Stone, PBS, the Cannes Film Festival, and over 150 radio stations worldwide.

Jackson and friends will perform September 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY. The concert is free to the public and there will be donations taken for the Capital City Rescue Mission.

More information can be found at https://jacksonemmer.com/ or on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jackson.emmer/

Troy Area AIDS Walk, September 22

Calling All Walkers: Take Steps to Support the Troy Damien Center

The Troy Area United Ministries (TAUM) is once again sponsoring a 5K Walk/ fund-raising event for the Damien Center, on Sunday afternoon, September 22. The Damien Center located in the TAUM building in South Troy is a hospitality center for persons infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The center provides meals, social and recreational opportunities, peer support, education, and referral services. It is also the Troy site for the Albany Center’s PAWS program which provides food and supplies for pets of people with HIV/AIDS.

This year marks the 4th AIDS walk in Troy We welcome groups and individuals to join us in the AIDS Walk. Forms to enroll teams or friends in this event are available at taum.org. Donations are also accepted through the TAUM website, taum.org or on site on September 22. All proceeds go directly to Damien Center programs.

The event begins at the TAUM building, 392 2nd St, Troy, with a light lunch at noon with a 1 pm start for the walk.

For more information contact Rev.Donna Elia,TAUM Executive Director, 518-274-5920 or Sharon Bonk, TAUM board member, 518-674-0042.

East Greenbush Kiwanis Club sponsors an Ovarian Awareness presentation!

September has been designated National Ovarian Awareness Month, and in honor of this month, the Kiwanis Club of East Greenbush is sponsoring an Ovarian Awareness presentation on September 24, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush. The presentation is free and open to the public. Come learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, risks and preventive measures that can be taken. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. For more information and/or questions, contact Noreen at: LGNBarrett3@nullnycap.rr.com. Thank you!

EG Kiwanis Dining to Donate

The Kiwanis Club of East Greenbush is sponsoring a “Dining to Donate” evening at the Recovery Sports Grill, 279 Troy Road Rensselaer, on Thursday, September 26th from 5-9 PM. The Recovery Sports Grill will generously donate 15% of each check accompanied by a coupon to our organization. Monies collected will benefit Our Clubs efforts with our local projects including The Vanderheyden, The Miracle League, Kamp Kiwanis, Ronald McDonald House, EGB Library Halloween Party, Ovarian Cancer speaker, and many more. Please mark your calendars now to participate in this fundraiser to support our community and our children. Coiupons are available at Gettysburg Flag Works, M-F, 9-5.

Hobbies

Do you play a musical instrument?

The Averill Park Community Orchestra is starting rehearsals again this month and we are eagerly seeking new members. If you or someone you know plays an orchestral instrument and may be interested in joining, please contact Christina Desmond at 518-948-0565. We are especially trying to fill vacancies in the string French horn, bass clarinet, and string instrument sections, but are always willing to accept players of other woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, we well. The APCO rehearses at Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30, and performs two concerts each year, one in December and one in June. Rehearsals for the fall season begin September 11th, and we will accept new members through early October (9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2) in preparation for our December 14th performance.

Bennington Battlefield Announces September Events

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.

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

Texas Hold’em No Limit Poker Tournament

Saturday, September 21, 2019 At The Averill Park Fire House 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018. Doors Open at 12:00 pm

Tournament Starts at 1:00 pm

Lunch will be Served at 2:00 pm

$125 buy-in ($25 donation, $100 prize pool)

Future Dates: 10/19/2019, 11/16/2019, 12/21/2019, 1/25/2020, 2/15/2020, 3/21/2020, 4/18/2020 and 5/16/2020 (Big Money Tournament)

Poestenkill Historical Society

Fall is here and so our wonderful programs begin. On Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00PM our presenter will be Sam Huntington from Fort Crailo whose topic will be “Slavery in the Hudson River Valley”. Sam is the Interpretive Programs assistant at Crailo. He is responsible for giving lectures, tours and educational programs on a variety of subjects related to the Van Rensselaer patroonship and Dutch colonial history. This program focuses on the history of slavery in New Netherland (Albany) in the 17th century. We hope you will be able to join us. We meet at the Poestenkill Town Hall – refreshments will be served. Mark your calendars because our programs are the 4th Tuesday Of The Month – Same Time, Same Place.

Local Fairs

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

Ever-evolving, ever-improving, the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. The shop features clothing for babies through adults, shoes, jewelry, games, puzzles, greeting cards, household items, linens, knick-knacks, Avon collectibles, handicapped equipment. We will be open on Thursday September 19th from 3 to 6 and Saturday September 21st from 9 to 2.

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

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

Castleton Elementary School Community Fair

Join us for the Annual Castleton Elementary School Community Fair on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10am – 3pm. Auction, Games, Food, Vendors, Bounce Houses and more! 80 Scott Ave., Castleton

Vendors Wanted!

On Saturday, September 21st, 2019, from 9 am- 4 pm, the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes are hosting a Craft Fair at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd, 12110. Rain or Shine!

Table space is 10 ft. in length for $25.00, Wi-Fi and Electricity are available for an additional cost of $5.00 each.

Indoor and outdoor spaces, both covered and uncovered. **Email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit!

For information and reservations 518 272 8831, email klmajer@nulloutlook.com Or visit https://www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/forms

50 Cent Social

The Poestenkill Christian Church will be hosting a .50 Cent Social at the Sullivan Jones Post (VFW Post), 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill, NY on Saturday, September 21st. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. and calling begins at 2:00 p.m. Come join us for our .50 cent social. There will be an array of items and gift cards to be raffled off. Tickets are .50 cents each, 25 for $10 or 100 for $30. Hot dogs, ice cream and beverages will be available for purchase. There will be a 50/50 raffle also. For more information call Barbara at (518) 279-9458.

Vendors Wanted for the SonShiners’ 5th Annual Craft-Tag Sale

Applications being accepted for our Annual Craft-Tag Sale of the SonShiners of the Stephentown Federated Church on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9 am to 4 pm at Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 RT 43, Hancock, MA. We’ll also be having an Ice Cream Social with make your own sundaes and root beer floats. Mark your calendars to come and check out our vendors.

St. Nicholas Church Craft And Flea Market

Saturday, September 21, 2019 being held at 1077 New Loudon Road in Latham, New York

(Route 9 and Boght Corners) Next to Guptills Arena

Crafters And Vendors Wanted

Spaces are still available for one of the largest Flea Market in the Capital Region.

Spaces are 20’x20’ September 15th thru September 21st, 2019 prices increase to $75 for spaces.

For more information please contact the church at 518-235-7355 or you can visit the church website:

saintnicholasfleamarket@nullgmail.com to obtain the forms and register on line and PayPal is also available to reserve your space.

Latham-Colonie Columbiettes Craft Fair Publicity Update

Craft Fair Update! There is still time to join us at the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes, Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110, Vendors and Artisans on Saturday September 21st, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm, Rain or Shine!

We have a wide variety of Area crafters and Product Representatives displaying unique jewelry designers, fabric and yarn crafters, paper and wood creations and other unique items!

The Crafter Companies joining us are; Mohawk Enterprises, Our Woodland Studio, Lily, Poppy and Iris, Triple Gems by Melissa, Cats, Clay and More, Cornerstone Creations, Barefoot Beads and Gems and Roe Stitch and Sew and representatives from Mary Kay and Paparazzi!, Origami Gifts, Unique Totes, Nivi Whimsical Wires, The Jewelry Box, Handcrafted Glassware, C & B Photo, Sports Memorabilia, Handmade Cutting Boards, Handcrafted Baby Items, Rustic Home Décor!

**Outdoor Vendor spaces (popup setups) are available for your displays, spaces are $25.00, electricity and Wi-Fi are available for an additional $5.00 each.

**Email confirmation of your reservation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit!

For information email klmajer@nulloutook.com or 518 272 8831 or lathamcoloniekofc.com/forms.

Ice Cream Social Craft/Yard Sale

Join us for a fun day Saturday, September 21st at Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 RT 43, Hancock, MA, 4 miles east of the intersection of RT 22 & RT 43 in Stephentown, NY for our 5th Annual Fall Festival from 9 to 4. Check out our vendors for your crafts and yard sale items. Enjoy a make your own sundae, banana split or root beer float at the SonShiners of Stephentown Federated Church’s booth. After you finish visiting our booths you can take in the events happening at Ioka Valley Farm. For info call Barb 518-527-0182

Knickerbocker Mansion’s Harvest Fest

The Knickerbocker Mansion’s Harvest Festival will be held September 21 & 22, 2019 from 8:00 to 4:00 PM.

A historical presentation will be at 11:00 AM, 1:00 and 3:00 PM.

A pancake breakfast ($8.00) from 8:00 to 11:00 AM and a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner ($11.00) from Noon to 4:00 PM. No reservations are needed unless the group is 8 or more.

Mansion and Cemetery tours, Bake Sale, Charlotte’s Chop, Snack Bar and Harvest produce will be available throughout the day.

For more information email us at knickinfo@nullaol.com or call 518-664-1700 and leave a message with name and phone number for more information.

Check out our website at www.knickmansion.com for more details.

Polish Community Center

Sunday Community Dance, September 22, 2019

Washington Ave. Ext. Albany

Open to the public – 7:15 pm – 10 pm

6:30 pm – lesson by Eileen Spadaro – The Waltz

Great Dance Mixers and Ladies Choice

Dance Showcase by Christine and Tom Giminiani

Cash Bar – Snack Table – 50/50 Raffle

DJ Joe Sweeney – $12 pp

Academic Students with valid School ID – Half Price

Website: Welcome to Singles Outreach

Facebook Page for Updates: “4th Sunday Community Ballroom Dance”

For Info: 518-452-6883

Next Dances: Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22, 2019 and Dec. 26, 2020 at the Polish Community Center (subject to change)

Children’s Festival and Book Sale

The Children’s Festival at the East Greenbush Community Library will feature bounce rides, face painting, balloon animals and more awesome activities for children of all ages! This free yearly event will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 10am – 3pm.

Also at the library on Saturday, the Children’s Book Sale takes place from 9am – 4pm. The children’s book sale is only held once a year, so plan ahead for birthdays and holidays and take this opportunity to stock up! There will be a great selection of gently used children’s books available for purchase at prices ranging from $.25 to $1, CDs and DVDs are $1 and $2. Only cash and checks are accepted.

The Book Sale continues on Sunday September 22 with a bag sale from 1pm – 3pm. For only $4 fill your own reusable shopping tote or a Hannaford plastic bag. The Children’s Festival and Book Sale are sponsored by the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library. The Friends is a nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to creating broad community support for the library. Proceeds from the book sale directly support library programs and services that benefit patrons and community members.

For more information contact the Friends at foegcl@nullgmail.com or the library at 477-7476.

The Children’s Festival and Book Sale take place at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.

Local Gov.

Malden Bridge / Old Chatham

The annual meeting of the Old Chatham Union Cemetery Corporation will be held on Saturday, September 21, at 2pm in the Vedder Hall of the Malden Bridge Community Center located at 1087 Albany Turnpike, Malden Bridge NY. 12115

All lot owners or their designated representative of the Cemetery located on Shaker Museum Road are encouraged to attend. Agenda for the meeting will include a financial report by the Treasurer, including a report on a recent letter sent to lot owners requesting held in supporting the upkeep of the Cemetery. Other business will include a discussion on general maintenance, election of officers and directors as well as any other business that may come before the Corporation.

The input of all lot owners is most welcome and necessary in the decision making process to make this truly your community cemetery. If you have any questions, feel free to contact President Elizabeth M.Hurley at 518-766-3815.

Pets & Conservation

Mindful Nature Walk. Restore and Reconnect

Sunday, September 22, Rensselaer Plateau Alliance’s Poestenkill Community Forest, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

We will combine forest bathing, walking, and present-centered awareness to relieve stress and get inspired. Ring in the equinox with us and spend restful, restorative time in the forest. Led by Molly Freiberg, Kripalu Certified Mindful Outdoor Guide and LMSW. Molly will offer Mindful

Nature Walks on a monthly basis. Ages 12 and up. $5 – $10 suggested donation supports conservation. Questions? Reach out to Molly: molly@nullrensselaerplateau.org or 978-239-8105

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in September and Receive 10 Free Trees

Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program.

Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees, which benefit the environment and improve the quality of life. With nearly 1 million members and supporters, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees.

Everyone who joins this month will receive one of the following tree packages based on their location: 10 Arizona cypress, 10 live oak or 10 mix trees including eastern redbud, white pine, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, pin oak, red maple, river birch, silver maple, northern red oak and Colorado blue spruce.

“These trees are carefully selected to yield year-round benefits, including beautiful spring flowers, cool summer shade, spectacular autumn colors, winter berries, and nesting sites for songbirds,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.

“These trees will also add to the proud heritage of your state’s Tree City USA communities.” Harris continued. “For the past 43 years, Tree City USA has supported effective urban forestry management across the country and planting these trees will enhance this tree-planting tradition.”

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between October 15 and December 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Easy-to-follow planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

New members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.

To receive the 10 free trees, visit arborday.org/September or send a $10 membership contribution by September 30 to:

Arbor Day Foundation

Ten Trees

100 Arbor Ave.

Nebraska City, NE 68410

September Programs at Grafton Lakes State Park

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!

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

School Bulletins

Catholic Central High School Class of ‘59

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Celebrating their 60th class reunion at the Century House. 997 New Loudon Road. Cohoes, NY on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from noon to 4:30 pm. Cheese platter and Cash bar at 1:00 pm. Buffet lunch..cost per person $35.00. Send check to John Kawola. 9 Thomas Cole Dr. Apt. 9315. Glenmont, NY 12077.

Seniors

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

Craft Time

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton NY will have the monthly Craft Time on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:00. We will be making a Fall Scarecrow decoration. Be sure to sign up to make sure we enough material. Stay for a nutritious lunch (Sausage and Peppers) at noon for a suggested donation of $3.00. Call 518-279-3413 to sign up.

Special Luncheon sponsored by BSNENY

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold a Special Luncheon (Roast Beef Cold Plate) on Friday, September 20th at noon. Following the meal there will be music entertainment by Sal Graziano. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to come and singing along, or join in with dancing. This is free entertainment. Lunch is served daily at the Senior Center daily for a suggested $3 donation. Call 518-279-3413 to be added to the list.

East Side Seniors

Meeting of Sept. 24, 2019 is cancelled and all up coming meetings until we are notified otherwise. We will keep you posted.

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton NY

Sept 23 9:00 Shopping Day

10:00 Chair Yoga

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Chicken Breast)

1:00 Cards and Games

Sept 24 9:30 Aerobic Swimming

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pollock)

1:00 Cards and Games

Sept 25 Mani/Pedi by Appt

10:00 Chair Yoga

11:00 Craft Time

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Sausage and Peppers)

1:00 Games and Cards

Sept 26 9:30 Aerobic Swimming; Quilting Group

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Hawaiian Turkey Burger)

1:00 Cards and Games

Sept 27 10:00 Chair Yoga

11:00 Guest Speaker – Suicide Prevention

12:00 Congregate Lunch (Corned Beef Cold Plate)

1:00 Cards and Games

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!

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

Apple Picking: Windy Hill Orchard- Friday, September 20th

Breakfast For Lunch: Wednesday, September 25th

Flu Clinic: Wednesday, September 25Th @11:00. Please Bring Insurance Card.

Wheel Of Fortune: Friday, September 27th @11:00 A.m.

Sports & Recreation

Bennington Battlefield Announces September Events

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.

Mindful Nature Walk. Restore and Reconnect

Sunday, September 22, Rensselaer Plateau Alliance’s Poestenkill Community Forest, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

We will combine forest bathing, walking, and present-centered awareness to relieve stress and get inspired. Ring in the equinox with us and spend restful, restorative time in the forest. Led by Molly Freiberg, Kripalu Certified Mindful Outdoor Guide and LMSW. Molly will offer Mindful

Nature Walks on a monthly basis. Ages 12 and up. $5 – $10 suggested donation supports conservation. Questions? Reach out to Molly: molly@nullrensselaerplateau.org or 978-239-8105

St Henry’s CYO Basketball

Last chance to save $4 and sign up in-person for St Henry’s CYO Basketball. APHS gym lobby on September 24 and 26 from 6:30-8pm. All skill levels welcome. Open to girls and boys K-8th grade. Registration fee is $65. Online registration fee $69 at https://sthenrysyouthbasketball.com/

A Hike Along Jiggs Highway at Cherry Plain State Park 9/26

Join us for our upcoming hike at the end of September:

Sunday, September 29th– A Hike Along Jiggs Highway 10 AM- Explore Jiggs Highway and immediate surroundings with hiking leader Lloyd Barnhart, a local woodsman who has spent many years hiking this area with his grandchildren. He always has lots of unique places to show us and stories of the history of this area to share. Most of the walk will be on woods roads, with some on hiking trails. Duration: 2 hours and ~2 miles distance. Meets at the parking area at the north end of Jiggs Highway at 10 AM. Hike will be limited to 12 hikers; pre-register by calling Lloyd at 518-674-2747 by Thursday September 26.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 74 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

East Greenbush Fire Company – 25th Annual Golf Outing

The East Greenbush Fire Company is hosting our 25th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Stadium Golf Course in Schenectady, New York. Check-in will begin at the course at 8:30 am and the outing will begin at 9:30 am. The cost is $125.00 per golfer, which includes all greens fees, cart, 18 holes of golf, breakfast at the Stadium, lunch “on the turn”, and a steak/clam bake back at our Pavilion (68 Phillips Road) at the conclusion of the event. There are also tickets for sale for those that may want to attend only the steak/clam bake. There will also be great prizes to be raffled off, including a cash 50/50.

The registration forms are available on our website – visit www.eastgreenbushfire.com for more information.

The Arts

Do you play a musical instrument?

The Averill Park Community Orchestra is starting rehearsals again this month and we are eagerly seeking new members. If you or someone you know plays an orchestral instrument and may be interested in joining, please contact Christina Desmond at 518-948-0565. We are especially trying to fill vacancies in the string French horn, bass clarinet, and string instrument sections, but are always willing to accept players of other woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, we well. The APCO rehearses at Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30, and performs two concerts each year, one in December and one in June. Rehearsals for the fall season begin September 11th, and we will accept new members through early October (9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2) in preparation for our December 14th performance.

Organ Dedication Concert

The Greenbush Reformed Church is excited to announce the dedicatory organ recital, featuring the new four manual, 106-stop instrument constructed by the Allen Organ Company, will be performed on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:00. The program will feature choral offerings by the Choir of the church, and organ works by Alfred V. Fedak, Louis Vierne, Franklin Ashdown, and Angela Kraft Cross. The program is open to all. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served afterward. The church is located at 688 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY 12061. For more information, please contact Justan Foster, Music Director at Justan.foster@nulllive.com or 518-965-2389.

Jackson Emmer Benefit Concert for Capital City Rescue Mission

On Sunday, September 22, come enjoy the music of Jackson Emmer for a special concert to benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission.

Give some hope to the homeless by listening to great music. The show will feature the original work of Jackson Emmer, who has quietly built his reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter on the outskirts of country music. His work blends humor with heartache, and tradition with exploration. Recently, Emmer has drawn critical acclaim for his 2018, sophomore album, “Jukebox.” His music has been featured in Rolling Stone, PBS, the Cannes Film Festival, and over 150 radio stations worldwide.

Jackson and friends will perform September 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, NY. The concert is free to the public and there will be donations taken for the Capital City Rescue Mission.

More information can be found at https://jacksonemmer.com/ or on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jackson.emmer/

Come Sing! Battenkill Chorale Invites New Singers For Winter Concert

The Battenkill Chorale is now accepting experienced choral singers for their winter concert. The program features Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Mozart’s Coronation Mass.

Rehearsals begin on September 19 and are held on Thursday evenings (7:30-9:45pm) at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY. The concert will be performed on Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 pm at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The Battenkill Chorale is an un-auditioned chorus with singers from six counties in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont. It was founded twenty-five years ago by Janet McGhee and is recognized as one of the premier amateur choruses in the Capitol Region. McGhee retired last year and her legacy continues with the Chorale’s new Artistic Director, Noah Palmer.

Palmer, a conductor and pianist, is one of the Capital Region’s most in demand collaborators. In addition to being Artistic Director of the Battenkill Chorale he is Assistant Director and Accompanist for Albany Pro Musica and As-sistant Conductor of the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra in Kinder-hook, NY. In 2019, he founded the Palmer Quartet, a piano quar-tet based in New York’s Hudson Valley. In April he debuted with the Battenkill Chorale as their guest conductor.

There is a $35 membership fee per concert program, plus the cost of music. To pre-register, call 518.677.3544 or email battenkillchorale402@nullgmail.com. For more information visit: battenkillchorale.org.

TONY Award winning play, Doubt, at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, one weekend only.

Doubt: A Parable will be presented at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, for one weekend only, September 20 and 21 at 8:00 pm and September 22 at 2:30. Winner of the 2005 TONY Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama, the play by John Patrick Shanley examines the moral uncertainties of the human heart, through the structure and example of the Catholic faith.

In 1964, many changes were coming to the Catholic Church and society. A charismatic, progressive, forward-thinking priest, Father Flynn, takes an interest in a young, African American student at the local parochial school. Sister Aloysius, principal of St. Nicholas School, takes a cynical and suspicious view of Father Flynn’s interest in that young boy. She particularly dislikes Father Flynn for his open-minded, compassionate, and reformist character, as exemplified in his sermons concerning the nature of certainty and truth, in which he repeatedly uses the parables to teach his congregation. As Father Flynn states, “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” The nature of moral certainty— and the actions and consequences that arise from that certainty—form the theme of the play.

Director Michael McDermott states, “ Though written 15 years ago, and based in 1964, the matters this play addresses continue to have impact today, it’s as timely as ever. It is the type of play that will leave the audience thinking and debating the outcome. A work of thoughtful theater that is both nuanced and intense, both a detective story and a study of moral uncertainty. I can’t stop thinking of these characters – and each of their individual choices– after watching these actors present them every night.” Doubt is performed by Will Kempe’s Players who visited SLCA with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet this summer and Othello in 2018. Tickets are $20 and available at the door, open seating. RSVP at willkempesplayers.com.

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