Events 09.22.22

Business Growth Event

ALBANY – Do you want higher profits and better marketing techniques?

Then you will want to attend this business building event at the Washington Armory September 27th from 8-11:30am.

This event will focus on business building strategies from former Disney executive Vance Morris. Vance, takes the skills he used running Disney to help businesses with problems such as: Marketing, scaling, employee retention, price elasticity, increasing profits and most of all creating better client experiences, which is what Disney is remarkable for.

We will also have local business leaders Jamie Mazuryk and Dean Leber speak about their business strategies and why they are top of the local business community.

Come support your local business owners and learn how to make your business as great as Disney.

OLV Vendor & Craft Fair Postponed to October 15, 2022

The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will once again be hosting their Vendor & Craft Fair on, Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9A.M. – 3 P.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.


When: October 11th, 2022- October 14th, 2022


• Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings, etc.) placed in biodegradable PAPER bags

• Brush and branches (cut to 8ft. lengths maximum, stacked neatly, no more than 3ft tall)

• Stack piles with the cut or thicker ends facing the road

• Maximum diameter for brush or limbs is 6 inches. If we cannot chip it, we cannot take it


• Garbage or Trash

• Cleaning of Vacant Lots

• Stumps, Sod, Rocks, or Dirt

• Metal Items

• Plastic Bags or Flowerpots 

• Tires or Batteries



• Please keep in mind we are a small highway crew that must take care of these brush piles by hand. 

• Brown recyclable waste bags will be picked up a few times a month throughout the summer/fall. Please notify the Highway Garage of your location so the bags do not get missed. 

Please place acceptable items out by October 11th.

Questions: David (DJ) Goyer Cell: (518) 269-1656 Garage: (518)283-4144

North Greenbush Community Day

Supervisor Joe Bott has announced the North Greenbush Community Day which will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 11am to 3pm at Town Hall. You are all invited to meet and talk with dedicated members of the Wynantskill and Defreestville Fire Departments, Ladies Auxiliary, North Greenbush Ambulance, North Greenbush Police Department, Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department, Rensselaer County Stop DWI, Rensselaer County Search and Rescue Dogs, New York State Dive Team, New York State Police Helicopter, SORT and many more. 

Meet members of these and other fine organizations and watch live demonstrations from our emergency services professionals. This is a FREE event.

Hope United Methodist Church to Host a Chicken Barbecue, Crafts Sale & Bake Sale

Hope UMC will host a chicken barbecue, bake sale and crafts fair on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM. The menu will consist of barbecued chicken, baked potato, baked beans, cole slaw, beverage and home baked pie. The cost is $15 per person and will be take-out only. There will also be a bake sale and crafts fair with unique crafted items locally made.

The barbecue is by reservation only. Call (518) 779-2553 to reserve your ticket. Hope UMC is located at 566 Brunswick Rd., Troy (Route 2 at the corner of Garfield Road).

518 Pajamas Collection

East Schodack Fire Company is collecting for 518 Pajamas. This is a group that collects pajamas for donation to the Unity House of Troy’s Children’s Holiday Program. Pajamas are distributed to children who fall under all aspects of Unity House’s charitable and community programs.

If interested in donating, please bring pajamas or a monetary donation to the firehouse during Pizza nights: Oct 1st, Nov 5th or Chicken & Biscuit Dinner: Nov 8th.

Averill Park Fire Department & Sky High Adventure Center Cornhole Tournament

The Averill Park Volunteer Fire Company and Sky High Adventure Center are hosting a Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, September 24, 2022, to be held at Skyhigh Community Center, 27 Lake Avenue, Averill Park, NY  12018.  

Registration will be at 10 am, with the tournament kicking off at 11 am.  The entry fee is $40 per team.  Cash Prizes for the tournament, and a raffle will also be held.  Food and refreshment (water and soda) will be available for purchase.

Pre-register at: or walk-up registrations will be accepted the day of the tournament starting at 10 am.  For further information contact Rich Neaton at (518) 858-8117.

Shredding Day

The Town of Sand Lake will be holding a FREE shredding event, Saturday, October 1st at Town Hall, 9:30 – 12:00.  ACCEPTABLE materials include:  Office (paperclips, staples, etc.); notepads & envelopes; hanging files & file folders and bound reports & presentations.  

UNACCEPTABLE items are:  thick metal, batteries, corrugated cardboard & magazines, colored plastics & non-recyclable materials.  Any questions please contact:  Barbara Hansen, Town Clerk 518-674-2026 Ext. 122.

Coming Soon to YOUR Mailbox!!

First Annual Sky High Adventure Community Center Annual Fund Appeal!

In late September or early October – will see our FIRST Annual Fund Appeal arrive in YOUR mailbox. This opportunity for YOU to help at any level can make your Community Center warmer, safer, and be prepared to bring you expanded programming and events!

This fundraiser will be critical to our Community Center’s future! Youth, seniors, adults – and families will benefit from a safe, all-inclusive place to recreate, socialize, learn new skills and participate in new activities such as Pickleball, Ping Pong, Book clubs, and so much more! Only you can help us design the activities you want!

If you want to learn more, volunteer, or be part of a committee to advance our Center, please see on our website what you can do. We need residents that may have skills in website and social media; writing grants; working on building projects here, and helping with events, and program ideas. 

2022 has been a year of major changes at the not-for-profit SHAC Center – and our Town and neighboring communities are getting to know the Community Center at 27 Lake Avenue (the old St. Henry’s School building) and the many programs and groups we are serving. The fall event calendar is online at our website: – and it gives upcoming classes, events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Exercise! Craft! Game! Learn! Share! Make new Friends!

Be a HERO! Invest in YOUR SHAC Center with our Annual Fund!

Gambling and Good Government

On Thursday, October 20, join Albany Law School’s Government Law Center for an educational program and reception celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Warren M. Anderson Seminar Series. Bennett Liebman, Government Lawyer in Residence at Albany Law School, will discuss the history of gambling and ethical government regulation in New York State and explore strategies to improve the integrity of government regulation of gambling. 

This free event is open to the public, will be livestreamed, and offers CLE credit for practicing attorneys. Registration is required. Learn more and register:

Fresh Florida Fruit Fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Troy is once again conducting their Annual Florida Fruit Sale!!

20 lb. cases of Navel Oranges

20 lb. cases of Ruby Red Grapefruit

Or 20 lb. cases Half Oranges/Half Grapefruit

Only $28 Each

Most other organizations are at over $30-35.

 Picked fresh from the Florida groves and shipped

directly to Troy for your enjoyment!!

 All orders are needed by November 20th!!

All will arrive in Troy about December 8th.

 Call Dean today at 518-322-0826.

 All monies go to children’s causes locally!!!


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

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

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

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.

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!!

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 :

Fall 2022 Voices: A Library Lecture Series at Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College’s Voices: A Library Lecture Series for Fall 2022 features five talks by guest lecturers. All lectures are in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium on the Troy campus, and open free to the public. A full schedule of HVCC’s Fall 2022 Cultural Events is available at For more information, please call (518) 629-8071.

Fostering Workplace Belonging – Thursday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 1:50 p.m. 

Jacqueline Richardson-Melecio, LMSW, PhD, a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant to businesses and organizations, discusses individual and organizational bias and its impact on workplace culture.

Working on Wellness – Tuesday, Oct. 4 from Noon to 12:50 p.m.

Graham Healey, community program manager for the Mental Health Association of New York State, Inc., leads an interactive program focusing on understanding that mental health is an integral part of overall health. He identifies simple techniques that can enhance mental health.

Dogs, Horses and the Indian: A History of Blood Quantum – Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 1 to 1:50 p.m.

Heather Bruegl, a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first-line descendent Stockbridge Munsee, explores the impacts of blood quantum laws on individuals, tribes and treaty rights. Native Americans are the only human group that must keep track of blood quantum.

Makerspaces: You can make ANYTHING! – Wednesday, Nov. 2 from Noon to 12:50 p.m.

Michael Leczinsky, professor of practice in the Informatics Program in SUNY Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, shares new processes and tools involved in creating high- and low-tech designs.

What is the Universe? – Monday, Nov. 7 from Noon to 12:50 p.m.

Bob Berman, author, professor and astronomy editor of the “Old Farmers’ Almanac,” explores astounding 21st-century discoveries that have led to completely new understandings of the cosmos, i.e., the “empty space” and the non-reality of time.


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