Events 10.03.19

Around Troy

Evening at the Earl Fundraiser at Oakwood Oct. 3

The 18th Annual Evening at the Earl fundraiser will be held on Thursday October 3rd from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the magnificent Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery. There will be catered food and drinks and fun for all. You can bid on exciting Silent Auction baskets with themes like Chocolate, Pets, Wine, Beginning Your Family Tree, Relaxation and more. We will honor several 2019 Individuals of Excellence who have all had an impact on Troy. They include: Kevin Mullen of Rare Form Brewing Company, Kathleen Tesnakis, founder of Ekologic, Tom Nardacci of Troy Innovation Garage, John Hughes owner of the Gardner Farm Inn B & B, Cory Nelson of Troy Kitchen, and Chun Hee Kim and Sun Hwa Choi, founders of Sun Hee’s Farm and Kitchen. Each will have a 19th C counterpart that will be recognized in celebrating Troy’s Entrepreneurial Spirit, Then and Now.

Reservations may be made by calling 518-328-0090. The $65.pp admission may be paid on arrival by cash, check or CC.

Defensive Driving Class at Gilead Lutheran Church, Brunswick on October 5

Gilead Lutheran Church will host a 6 hour defensive driving class on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. This is a NYS DMV approved class that will offer a 10% reduction off your auto insurance and up to 4 points off your NYS driver’s license! Exciting and interactive PowerPoint presentation and never a test to pass the course!

Cost of this class is just $30 per person and must be paid at the door. Doors open at 8:30 AM. Lunch items will be available for sale for an additional cost.

Gilead church is located at 308 Brick Church Road (Route 278), Troy, New York 12180. We are handicapped accessible and have loads of free close parking. Spaces Are Limited and will sell out fast -again- at this price!! To reserve your seat please call John at 518-279-9552. Please drive safely!

All proceeds from this class will be donated to the church.

At Your Library

New “Sand Lake Town Library Friends” Group Forming

“Sand Lake Town Library Friends” recently held their second organizational meeting. We are looking for a few additional people who would like to be part of this exciting group! At this stage, we are working to create a vibrant committee of people who share their talents to get the “SLTL Friends” group off the ground. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 7th 6:30-7:45p.m. at the library. If you’re interested, contact jill@nullbonesteel.com

Nassau Free Library Programs

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am

Pajama & Book Drive: Oct.1 Bring a set of PJs and a book for kids size 6months-16.

Library Writing Center- Tuesdays 2-5pm Call the library to reserve a one half-hour time slot.

Library Computer Skills Lab- Thursdays 2-5pm Call the library to reserve a one half-hour session to learn basic computer skills for success.

Friends Meeting: Mon. 10/7 6:30 pm

Phalaenopsis Orchid Face-Lift: Sat. 10/5 10:30am-12:30pm

She hears it all the time…”Someone gave me a Phalaenopsis orchid. The flower died, it’s falling over, and I don’t know what to do with it.” Bring your orchid to the workshop and learn how to re-pot it.

Ukulele Lessons: Tues. 10/8 6:30-8pm

Minecraft Club: Wed. 10/9 6-7pm

Beginner’s Yoga- Sat. 10/5-10:30am

Fitness Fusion- Thurs. 10/3, 10/10 6pm

The Nassau Free Library is located on 18 Church St. in Nassau. Please register for programs. (518)766-2715 Visit us on Facebook & the web at www.nassaufreelibrary.org

Fall into October at the Library!

Join us at the library for bushels of fun during the month of October.

Medicare 101: Each year there is something new about Medicare. Here is your local chance to get informed and have your questions answered by Kim Martens, an experienced Medicare advisor from the Columbia County Office for the Aging. 10-12, Oct. 3.

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.

East Greenbush Community Library 10/3-3/10

*Events with an asterisk require Registration.

Costume Swap donations being accepted now through October 11th. Costume Swap is on 10/12, noon to 2pm. Visit or call the Children’s Room for details.

Mascot Design Contest (grades K-12). Help us create an official mascot for the Children’s Room. Submission forms due by 10/19. Visit or call the Children’s Room for guidelines and submission form.

10/3: Cord-Cutting 101*, 6:30pm (Registration for this event is full. We will hold Cord Cutting again this winter quarter).

10/4: Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am; Half Day Movie (Grades 6-12)*, 11:30am

10/5: Saturday Storytime, 10:30am

10/6: Greenbush Historical Society presents: Swing Music in the Capital District: 1935-1945*, 2pm

10/7: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Safe Space for Writing with Sisters in Crime*, 1pm; Rainbow Reads (grades 6-12), 3pm; Monday Evening Book Discussion, 7pm

10/8: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm; Greenbush Garden Club: Small Trees and Shrubs in Small Places*, meeting begins at 6:30pm, presentation begins at 7:15pm

10/9: English as a New Language, 9:30-12:30pm; Legal Project Free Legal Consultations*, 5:30-7:30pm; Society for Creative Anachronism Bardic Practice, 6pm

10/10: Diabetes 101*, 6pm

Brunswick Library Events

Brunswick Community Library | 518-279-4023

4118 State Highway 2 | Troy, NY 12180

Book Clubs:

Wednesday, October 9 @ 10:30 am – Carnegie’s Maid

Weekly Events:

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm – Bridge Club

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm – Adult Yoga

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30 am – Tots Time

Thursdays @ 1:00 pm – Knitting Circle

Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – STEAM Class

Events at Castleton Public Library, 10/6 – 10/12

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033

All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, October 7, 4:00-5:00pm

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, October 7, 5:00pm -Location: Intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue – Weather permitting. All ages (age 10 & under must be accompanied by adult).

After Dinner Book Club – The Bear and the Nightingale – Monday, October 7, 7:00pm – Join us for a book discussion the first Monday of each month. Books available at front desk.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, October 8, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to our evening storytime! For ages birth-8.

Marble Run Fun – Wednesday, October 9, 12:00-6:00pm – Design & build a unique maze, then drop a marble in and watch it work!

Lighthouses of the Hudson River – Wednesday, October 9, 6:00pm – David Chinery shares the history and characteristics of lighthouses of the Hudson River, with period and contemporary photographs. Includes the river’s “lost” lighthouses as well as those delighting visitors today.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, October 10, 10:30am – Children ages birth to 5 years are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, October 11, 10:00-11:00am – Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Bridge Club – Friday, October 11, 10:30am – For beginners and those needing a refresher.

Paint a Mini Pumpkin – Friday, October 11, 4:00-8:00pm – Come paint your own mini pumpkin for Halloween! A 2nd Friday event.

Legomania! – Saturday, October 12, 10:00am–4:00pm – We’ll have our big Lego bins out all day for this epic build-a-thon!

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. Learn about the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program while you are here.

Pre-school Playtime – Fridays at 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers. We have duplo blocks, Potato Heads, and more.

Astronomy Day – Saturday, October 5 is the fall date for Astronomy Day. Drop in between 11am and 3pm to learn the difference between a terrestrial and an astronomical telescope, view a mini planetarium, and make star-related crafts.

SLTL Friends – Want to help your library? Come to the next planning meeting of the Sand Lake Town Library Friends and help us launch this new group! Monday, October 7, 6:30 – 7:45pm.

Stretch & Strengthen – New Day: Wednesdays at 11:15am. Gently stretch and strengthen your muscles. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear comfortable clothes.

Savvy Medicare Planning – Wednesday, October 9, 6 – 7pm. Learn the basics of medicare as part of your retirement planning. It’s never too early to start preparing.

Church/Spiritual

Free Relationships Event ~ How To Avoid Being A Statistic

We have to stop asking of marriage & relationships what God never intended them be – perfect. Instead, we need to learn to appreciate what they were intended to provide – partnership, fulfillment, and purpose. We were made for relationships, created as social beings. That was our design. God’s plan was for a man and a women to become one. While this can be exciting, it brings challenges! Join us at Connecting Point Church for this FREE Relationships Event on Friday, October 4th from 7:00-8:30pm and Saturday, October, 5th from 9:00am-2:30pm where there will be several breakout sessions, relationship building activities, and a time for lunch. We will provide you with some tested techniques that will dig deep to address your core motives and desires for your relationship. There are no shortcuts or secrets…however, applying these skills and/or working through the hurt is the birthplace for a newfound closeness. In the end, it will have been worth the effort! Register online at www.connectingpoint.church

Connecting Point Church, 568 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, in the Van Den Houten Square, across from Dunkin Donuts.

Gilead Lutheran Church Welcomes You.

Please join us at Gilead Lutheran Church as we continue our 277th with worship and outreach. Gilead is located on 308 Brick Church Road (Intersection of Route 278 and Route 7) in Center Brunswick. We invite you to join us as we continue our missions inside and outside the community and within our congregation. We provide God’s message, in a traditional liturgical setting, each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Gilead provides a free community dinner and food pantry the third Thursday of the month (through December to avoid holidays) and a “Journeys through Time” covered dish dinner and program every other month with free-will donations going to local charities and other outreach programs during the year. We welcome you to know us in both settings and renew and refresh your heart and soul for the week. Sunday School meets every other month at 9:30 a.m. Next date is October 6th. An outside elevator provides handicap access. Contact 518-279-9270 and www.gileadlutheran.org

Church Of The Redeemer

Sunday services are at 8:00 and 9:30 followed by coffee hour in the Hearth Room.

Our Crafting group thanks the couple who donated yarn, hooks, and needles to us. We meet on Wednesday at 10:00. In the 1700’s, the loom we are using was called a Knitting Jennie. If you made potholders on a loom, you can make hats, scarves, and sweaters on a Knitting Jennie.

This Wednesday’s Bible Study is entitled “Living Water.” We travel to the oasis of En Gedi in the Judean Wilderness. Come at 5:30 to share pizza. Bible Study begins at 6:00

The Church of the Redeemer is located on CDTA bus route #214 at the corner of Third and Catherine Streets. There is handicap parking, a ramp in front, and a parking lot in the rear. Email RedeemerRensselaer@nullgmail.com or call 518-650-8181. Our website is www.RedeemerRensselaer.com.

First United Methodist October 2019 Events

Every Sunday – Worship services at 8:30 AM at the outdoor chapel (or multi-purpose room if inclement weather); at 9:30 AM in the church Sanctuary; and at 1:00 PM at Hawthorne Ridge Independent Living, 30 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.

Tuesdays – Book Study Group meets at 9:30 AM.

Wednesdays – Roosters (Men’s group) Breakfast Meeting – Call 518-477-9693, press 5 to leave voicemail.

Wednesday, October 2 from 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM we are hosting Albany District Lay Leadership Course. Please call the Albany District Office for information and registration at (518) 608-1246.

Sunday, October 6 service at Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, at 2:30 PM. The address is 90 North Main St., Castleton, NY 12033.

Seven days without church makes one weak!

Come worship at the Church by the Lake. Snyder’s Lake Community Church offers a non-denominational, Christian service rooted in the Gospel and family values. Join us every Sunday at our 10am worship service located at 24 Camp Scully Way, Wynantskill. Church, it’s a strengthening exercise for the soul!

Community

Fire Prevention

Fire Chief Steve Willson announces Brunswick Fire Co No 1 will be holding an Fire Prevention Open House to start off this year’s 2019 Fire Prevention Week. Firehouse is located at 566 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180 and This year’s theme is “Plan and Practice your Escape” The Fire Company will have fire prevention materials, tours and refreshments available. Open House is Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00 am – 1:00 pm everyone is invited to attend. The Fire Company always welcomes new members, and community support members. Anyone interested in joining or supporting the Fire Company can go to our website www.brunswick1fire.com, Find us on Facebook also or just stop by Firehouse on any Monday night @ 6:45 PM. Dial 911 for all Emergencies in Rensselaer County, for all non-emergency calls dial 518-270-5252.

Honor A Vet ceremony

On October 8th, the Town of East Greenbush will be saying thank you for their service, three veterans at the East Greenbush Honor A Veteran Ceremony held at 10:00am in the East Greenbush Town Hall. The three veterans are: David Neal Caneen, United States Army, Arthur Harold Summers, United States Navy (deceased) and Selby Edward Summers, United States Air Corps. (deceased). The ceremony lasts about one hour. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact: Bobbie Reno, Town Historian at 518-477-4869.

Defensive Driving Class at Gilead Lutheran Church, Brunswick on October 5

Gilead Lutheran Church will host a 6 hour defensive driving class on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. This is a NYS DMV approved class that will offer a 10% reduction off your auto insurance and up to 4 points off your NYS driver’s license! Exciting and interactive PowerPoint presentation and never a test to pass the course!

Cost of this class is just $30 per person and must be paid at the door. Doors open at 8:30 AM. Lunch items will be available for sale for an additional cost.

Gilead church is located at 308 Brick Church Road (Route 278), Troy, New York 12180. We are handicapped accessible and have loads of free close parking. Spaces Are Limited and will sell out fast -again- at this price!! To reserve your seat please call John at 518-279-9552. Please drive safely!

ALL proceeds from this class will be donated to the church.

Cuisine

Free Community Dinner

The First Reformed Church of Wynantskill will resume in October, their free community dinners each Wednesday evening at the church. The scheduled dates for Wednesday’s in October are the 9th, 16th & 30th from 5:30-6:30 pm. There will be NO dinner on the 23rd. The church is located on the corner of Main Ave. & Church St. and is handicap accessible. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 518-283-4420.

Fall 2019 Chicken Bar-B-Q

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poestenkill, 772 Route 351, Poestenill, NY 12140 will hold our Chicken Bar-B-Q, Drive thru, Take Out Only, on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The meal consists of a half-chicken, baked potato, green beans, Cole slaw, cranberry sauce, roll and a choice of apple or pumpkin pie for a donation of $12 per meal. The meal pick-up time begins at 4:30 pm until 6 pm at the church. Reservations may be made by calling (518) 283-1447, but are not required.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

Poestenkill Christian Church,721 Snyder’s Corners Rd, Poestenkill, will have it’s all you can eat breakfast on October 5th from 8-11 am Cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10. Menu includes eggs, bacon, French toast, pancakes, home fries, toast , coffee, tea and juice.

Center Brunswick Umc Swiss Steak Supper

Join us on Saturday October 5,2019 for our Annual Fall Swiss Steak Supper at Center Brunswick UMC. The church is located at 990 Hoosick Rd. At the intersection of Rt. & and Rt. 142. Serving time will be from 4-6pm. Eat in and take out service available. The meal includes: Swiss Steak, Mashed potatoes, Gravy, Vegetable, coleslaw, Roll, Cottage Cheese, Beverage and Pie for Desert. Adults $15.00 Children (5-10) $6.00 Children under 5 will be free. Call 518-528-6725 for reservations or information. Plan now for a great meal on October 5, 2019.

Come support the Pittstown Fire Dept!

Annual Chicken Barbecue Dinner & Fire Prevention Open House. Saturday, October 5, 2019, Take Outs 3-5pm

Pittstown Fire Dept. 134 Parker School Rd, Pittstown, NY. You can phone your orders and pick up time that day at 518-663-5773. There will also be fire prevention and safety demonstrations along with a tour of our apparatus and equipment during our open house.

East Schodack Fire Co. Annual Charity Pizza Night Fund Rasier

East Schodack Fire Co. Pizza Night 19th Annual Charity Event Please join us on Sat. October 5th for our 19th Annual Charity Event fund raiser Pizza Night. All profits will be donated to local charity organizations. To date we have donated over $27,000 with your support. Some of the organizations with have been able to support with your help are, Community Hospice ,Rosie’s Love, Double H. Ranch, Kelly’s Angels, Make A Wish, and Camp Braveheart to name a few. Menu includes: Fresh made pizza-Cheese(red or white) $9 extra toppings $1 each. “The Works”- $14 , chicken wings- 10 for $9, mozzarella sticks- six for $3, and a huge salad bar- $3 a bowl. Serving begins at 4:00, call 479-3366 (after 2:00) to order ahead. Take out is available or join your neighbors for a relaxing evening.

Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner Oct 5

On Saturday October 5th, 2019, Steve and Jude Chiera will host their Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner. Serving from 5 PM to 7:30 PM.

Menu includes; Tossed Salad, Italian Bread , Spaghetti and Meatballs, Dessert, Coffee Tea or Hot Chocolate!

Adults $12, Children 5-10 $5 and Children Under 5 Free.

Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110. For information 518 783 0572, www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.

Giving Back

Evening at the Earl Fundraiser at Oakwood Oct. 3

The 18th Annual Evening at the Earl fundraiser will be held on Thursday October 3rd from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the magnificent Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery. There will be catered food and drinks and fun for all. You can bid on exciting Silent Auction baskets with themes like Chocolate, Pets, Wine, Beginning Your Family Tree, Relaxation and more. We will honor several 2019 Individuals of Excellence who have all had an impact on Troy. They include: Kevin Mullen of Rare Form Brewing Company, Kathleen Tesnakis, founder of Ekologic, Tom Nardacci of Troy Innovation Garage, John Hughes owner of the Gardner Farm Inn B & B, Cory Nelson of Troy Kitchen, and Chun Hee Kim and Sun Hwa Choi, founders of Sun Hee’s Farm and Kitchen. Each will have a 19th C counterpart that will be recognized in celebrating Troy’s Entrepreneurial Spirit, Then and Now.

Reservations may be made by calling 518-328-0090. The $65.pp admission may be paid on arrival by cash, check or CC.

East Schodack Fire Co. Annual Charity Pizza Night Fund Rasier

East Schodack Fire Co. Pizza Night 19th Annual Charity Event Please join us on Sat. October 5th for our 19th Annual Charity Event fund raiser Pizza Night. All profits will be donated to local charity organizations. To date we have donated over $27,000 with your support. Some of the organizations with have been able to support with your help are, Community Hospice ,Rosie’s Love, Double H. Ranch, Kelly’s Angels, Make A Wish, and Camp Braveheart to name a few. Menu includes: Fresh made pizza-Cheese(red or white) $9 extra toppings $1 each. “The Works”- $14 , chicken wings- 10 for $9, mozzarella sticks- six for $3, and a huge salad bar- $3 a bowl. Serving begins at 4:00, call 479-3366 (after 2:00) to order ahead. Take out is available or join your neighbors for a relaxing evening.

Come support the Pittstown Fire Dept!

Annual Chicken Barbecue Dinner & Fire Prevention Open House. Saturday, October 5, 2019, Take Outs 3-5pm

Pittstown Fire Dept. 134 Parker School Rd, Pittstown, NY. You can phone your orders and pick up time that day at 518-663-5773. There will also be fire prevention and safety demonstrations along with a tour of our apparatus and equipment during our open house.

Steps2Cure NF

The 6th Annual “Steps2Cure NF” Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the South Pavilion in The Crossings of Colonie. Registration begins at 11AM, and the walk/run kicks off at noon!

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time. NF affects three times as many people as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined, yet it is not commonly known. There is NO means of prevention, NO effective treatment, and NO CURE. Scientists have determined that NF research has broad implications for millions of Americans who are affected by hearing loss, visual impairment, cancer, brain tumors, seizures and learning disabilities — all of which can be symptomatic of NF.

Board members from Neurofibromatosis Northeast, Inc. and medical professionals from Albany Medical Center will be available at the event to answer questions and give insight into the illness and any progress being made by research toward a cure.

Please come out and help us keep hope alive for the 1.5 million people faced with Neurofibromatosis! Proceeds from this event will support Neurofibromatosis Northeast, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. To preregister or make a donation, go online to https://NFNortheast.org/events/event/nf-walk-loudonville-ny. For more information, call Brian (518) 469-7896 or Susan (518) 272-5693.

Judy Peters Annual Pick and Poke

Come and join us for this free clothing drive event

October 5th and 6th, VFW Post 7338

100 Hays road, East Greenbush NY 12061

Come Pick and Poke through our donated items

Take what you want or need, tell your friends also taking donations,always a need for childrens items

Questions contact Maureen 518-653-3539

Hobbies

Ilium Literary Club of Troy Monthly Meeting

The Ilium Literary Club of Troy will resume its monthly meetings at 2 pm on Friday, 10/4/19, at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd, Troy. After a brief meeting, our guest speaker will be Brien Bouyea, author of “Bare Knuckles and Saratoga Racing”. Guests are welcome to attend.

Ilium Literary Club

The Ilium Literary Club of Troy, NY will begin its 97th year on October 4, 2019. The Club meets 6 times a year (October, November, December 2019, April, May & June 2020). Meetings are generally held on the First Friday of those months at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy. After a short business meeting, we have a guest speaker or entertainment.

Our speakers this year are: October 4 – Brian Bouyea, Author “Bare Knuckles & Saratoga Racing”; November 1 – Phyllis Chapman, Presenter of Vintage Visitors – Notorious Shady Ladies of the 19th Century; December 6 – Thomas A. Kernan, Presenter of the Colorful Story of Christmas Celebrations Throughout History; April 3, 2020 – Linda Styles Berkery, Author “Reflections: A Wardrobe of Life Lessons” Personal stories through dresses, with memories & meanings, growing up in Troy; May 1, 2020 – Joseph Dalton, Author “Washington’s Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, The society beat & the rise of women journalists.” and June 5, 2020 – Lisa Bohannon, Coordinator & Instructor for Sundancers Community Belly Dance will perform at our 97th Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Troy Country Club.

Grafton Lakes State Park – Paint the Park

Saturday, October 5th– Paint the Park 4:00 PM- View the park from an artist’s perspective. Join our instructor as they lead a beginning level painting lesson focusing on a fall scene. Be sure to visit our facebook page at “Grafton Lakes State Park” to vote on which scene you would like to paint. No experience required, all materials provided. $15 per person (cash only), to cover cost of materials. Must be +15 years old. Meet at the welcome center. Please call to pre-register at (518) 279-1155, ext. 2. Space is limited, so please register early!

Swing Music In The Capital District 1935-1945

The Greenbush Historical Society invites you to “Swing Music in the Capital District 1935-1945” to be held on Sunday, October 6, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library.

Michael Catoggio and Bill Schilling will share the story of the swing time scene in the greater Albany area. Learn about the top local bands and the variety of venues in which they played. It is a colorful and rich look into a lost corner of our local history. This presentation will be packed with unique photos and images. The program is free and open to the public. As seating is limited, please register by calling the library at 518-477-7476.

Ben Franklin to visit Stephentown Historical Society

Spend an evening with Ben Franklin, also known as reenactor Paul Stillman, on Monday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. He will be visiting the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road, Stephentown, New York. The program is free. For directions, telephone (518) 733-0010.

Ben’s early life, part of a large family, was in Boston. He left school at a young age and was apprenticed in his brother’s print shop. Because of harsh treatment, Ben ran away to Philadelphia, eventually married, and started his own print shop. He was interested in inventing and science: remember his experiment with the kite during a thunderstorm? He invented a glass musical instrument and bifocals. This self-educated man spoke many languages and received honorary university degrees. Ben will tell about his role in the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

Paul Stillman has been performing his first-person, historical programs throughout the Northeast for over 32 years.

Bells, Bells, Bells: An Enduring Legacy from the Greater Troy Area

Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.: Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson-Mohawk Industrial Gateway and the Burden Iron Works Museum in Troy, will present Bells, Bells, Bells: An Enduring Legacy from the Greater Troy Area, 1808-1952.

Four of the largest bell manufacturing concerns in the US were clustered in Troy and West Troy (now Watervliet.) Between them, they created an estimated 100,000 bells, including several of our nation’s most famous.

It all happens at the monthly meeting of the Sand Lake Historical at the Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 NY 66, Averill Park. Please use the Court Entrance.

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hiillview Drive in Speigletown will be open on Saturday, October 5 and 19 from 9:00 am until noon. The October half-priced specials are on the following authors: David Baldacci, Harlen Coben and Fern Michaels. There have been so many new donations since our $5/bag blow-out sale, you may want to stop by and check us out. A great big thank you to all who supported our Garage Sale/Book Nook $5/Bag sale. Again, it was a huge success. Thank you for your continued support. See you at the Book Nook!

Local Fairs

OLV Vendor & Craft Fair

The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will be hosting a Vendor & Craft Fair on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 55 N. Lake Ave, Parish Hall, Troy. We are handicap accessible. For information, call Louise at (518) 708-4342

Fall Festival at Parker School on Oct. 5

Celebrate autumn at Robert C. Parker School’s Fall Festival, Saturday Oct. 5th from 11AM – 2PM. Preschool through middle school students will enjoy games, crafts, educational projects, live music, and homemade food, all outdoors on our beautiful 77-acre campus.

Come for the bounce house, face painting, carnival games and prizes, and our unique toy swap lottery! Kids can also do STEM projects with RPI’s Society for Women Engineers and hands-on nature activities with educators from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. There will be activities especially for the little ones, with big kids on hand to provide storytime for their younger buddies. Enjoy fiddle and guitar music by Tunefolk, sponsored by a grant from the DanceFlurry Organization.

We’ll have a wide selection of lunch, snack, and dessert options available, so bring your family and friends and join us for a memorable afternoon! Admission is free; food and games are ticketed. For more information, email pfo@nullparkerschool.org, or visit www.parkerschool.org.

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish in Speigletown will be open on Saturday, October 5 and 19 from 9:00 am until noon. The October half-priced specials are on the following authors: David Baldacci, Harlen Coben and Fern Michaels. There have been so many new donations since our $5/bag blow-out sale, you may want to stop by and check us out. A great big thank you to all who supported our Garage Sale/Book Nook $5/Bag sale. Again, it was a huge success. Thank you for your continued support. See you at the Book Nook!

Community Block Party

The Immaculate Conception Church, are pleased to invite public to a Community Block Party on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

This Community Block Party is free, open to all and will take place from 5:00pm-8:00pm rain or shine! It will be held in front of Immaculate Conception Church located at 67 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York 12090. Should it rain, the party will be held in the HAYC3 (Armory) Building at 80 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.

Come and enjoy hamburgers, hot dog’s and the music of the West Side Drive Band.

This block party will serve as the formal kick-off to the Restore…Reignite…Remain Campaign, in which we seek to: Restore the Immaculate Conception Church; Reignite the faith of our community; and, Remain a cornerstone of Hoosick Falls.

Rummage Sale at the Church of the Covenant!

Clean out your closets & drawers! It’s time for the Clothing Rummage Sale at the Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, located at 3055 Rte 43 in Averill Park. Sale dates are Fri & Sat Oct 4 & 5, 9 am – 2 pm with a $3 bag sale Sat 12 – 2 pm.

We will gladly welcome your donations of clean, gently-loved clothing & footwear for the whole family. We also accept linens, pillows, bedding, curtains, towels, pocketbooks, bags, etc., as well as fabric & sewing equipment & notions. NO yard sale items at this sale.

Donations may be brought to the church noon Sun Sept 29th until NOON Thurs Oct 3rd.

Our missions commission will also have a bake sale both days.

Judy Peters Annual Pick and Poke

Come and join us for this free clothing drive event

October 5th and 6th, VFW Post 7338

100 Hays road, East Greenbush NY 12061

Come Pick and Poke through our donated items

Take what you want or need,tell your friends

also taking donations,always a need for childrens items

Questions contact Maureen 518-653-3539

Watervliet Senior Center Craft Fair 10/5

Saturday October 5, 9-3pm. Join us for a fall craft/vendor fair, with home goods, food, beauty and accessory vendors and handmade gifts. The Watervliet Library will also be doing adult and kid activities and crafts.

Its free to attend, and there will be a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and a concession with chili and cider donuts.

We are still accepting vendors for $30, table extra. Call 518-273-4422 for more information!

Venue-1501 Broadway, Watervliet Senior Center Community Room, and the Watervliet Library in the same building.

Hoosick Falls’ Annual Walter A. Wood Tractor Show is Back on October 5th!

The Walter A. Wood Tractor and Agriculture Show is coming Saturday, October 5th! 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 8:30 am to 3 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!

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 American Legion will be offering hamburgers, hotdogs and steamers. Lewis Sugar House and the Sugar Shack will be selling everything maple and new this year an apple pie contest!

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

A free concert by one of the region’s favorite blue grass-folk bands, The Hill Hollow Band, will be at the Bandstand from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.

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 hoosickkid@nullgmail.com. For Vendor or sponsorship information contact Joyce Brewer at The Miller Museum (518) 686-4682. tjbrewer4942@nullgmail.com.

Poestenkill Youth Summer Camp

Poestenkill Youth Board will host Poestenkill Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 5th from 10am-5pm at Poestenkill Elementary School. This will be a great family fun event filled with games, crafts, raffles, vendors, bake sale, petting zoo, SAFE ID program, and more! Come join the fun. Thank you to our Gold and Penguin Sponsors: Bonded Concrete/Troy Sand and Gravel, Chip Kronau Construction and Equipment, Dynamic Systems, Inc, Keith Hammond for Supervisor, Rifenburg Construction, Warren Fane, Wohlleber for Poestenkill. Submitted by Tiffany Buker, Youth Director Town of Poestenkill

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, jewelry, household goods, Halloween costumes and décor. The shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. You’re sure to find something you didn’t know you needed!

The shop will be open on Thursday October 3 from 3 to 6 and Saturday October 5 from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, the shop is on CDTA bus route # 214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side.

Local Gov.

Meeting Dates for The Village of Nassau 2019-20

The following dates have been established for the Village of Nassau Board of Trustees Meetings. All meetings will be held at the Village Municipal Building, 40 Malden Street, Nassau, NY at 7:30pm unless otherwise posted.

October 9, 2019 Regular Meeting 7:30pm

The Planning Board meets on the 1st Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

The Zoning Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Municipal Building.

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.)

Winter Schedule, Curbside by 7:00 AM

Every other Thursday as follows:

October 10

(Start weekly pick-ups June 04th, 2020) If there is inclement weather on Thursday, recycling will be picked up on Friday.

Recycling Center – Year Round Hours

Wednesday 8 – 2, Saturday & Sunday 8 – 4

Closed All Legal Holidays and Severe Snowstorms

Pets & Conservation

Hiking & Rensselaer Naturalist Series Programs

Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) are partnering to bring our communities unique opportunities to get outside this fall. More information and registration at www.renstrust.org

October 5 • 9 a.m.: Potter Road in Hancock, MA to south end near New Lebanon, 10.5 miles. Leader: Nick Conrad

Estate Planning Workshop for Landowners

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Education Center, Blue Skies Travel (New Location!)

2 Pittsfield Avenue, East Greenbush, NY

Protecting Your Legacy: Planning for the Future of Your Land

Few challenges faced by landowners are more important than the issue of passing land on to the next generation. Many landowners want to conserve their woods but don’t know about conservation options and how to involve family members in future plans. The workshop will help landowners by connecting them with legacy planning resources to help them consider the future of their forests. Experts from Cornell University will share resources to help landowners make decisions regarding the future of their property. An attorney will present on the legal aspects of estate planning tools, and a panel of landowners will discuss their conservation challenges and decisions.

Professionals who work with landowners in areas relating to estate planning are also encouraged to attend this event.

Registration for this workshop is required. $25 per person covers handouts, resource materials, light morning refreshments and lunch.

Register at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/PYL_RPA2019_231

Questions? Contact Kristina A. Ferrare, kaf226@nullcornell.edu or (315) 424-9485 ext 321.

School Bulletins

ACPHS Students to Host 10/5 Albany Community Health Day at Bishop Maginn High School

Capital Region families looking for free healthcare services, family-fun activities, raffles and giveaways are invited to attend Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ (ACPHS) Albany Community Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Bishop Maginn High School (75 Park Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12204) from noon to 4 p.m.

Organized by more 120 students from the College, the annual event will feature flu shots, screenings for blood glucose, blood pressure and bone density, cardiovascular counseling, and treatment options for kidney failure. There will also be activities, services and resources focused on early childhood education, assistance with health insurance enrollment, career services, mental health resources and aging.

“The purpose of Health Day is to give back to the local community,” said ACPHS President Dr. Greg Dewey. “The event enables our students to share their knowledge, while providing an array of services to educate and promote healthier habits among local residents.”

With winter fast approaching, attendees will be able to discover strategies to stay healthy during the upcoming flu season. They can also talk with student pharmacists about nutrition; HIV and hepatitis C; hydration; generic vs. brand medication; Medicare Part D; medication; music and health; poison prevention; and learn tips for reducing the risk of skin damage and skin cancer.

Kids will also have plenty to do throughout the afternoon. They can join their parents in Zumba and fitness demonstrations, run tennis drills with instructors from the 15-LOVE youth tennis program, try their hand at arts and crafts, or have their face painted as their favorite superhero, animal, or sparkly princess!

“This is a great opportunity to take advantage of free health and wellness screenings, interact with your neighbors and have some fun while doing something good for yourself,” added Dewey.

For more information, please visit acphs.edu/HealthDay

Catholic Central High School 50th Class Reunion

The Class of 1969 50th Class reunion for Catholic Central High School will be held at Franklin Terrace on October 4th, 2019.

If you haven’t received an invitation or have not been contacted please see website troycchs1969.myevent.com.

APHS Class of 1979 – 40th Reunion

Join us to celebrate our 40th reunion on Saturday, October 5th, 5 – 9pm at Burden Lake Country Club. The cost is $25 for dinner which includes: Steak Carving Station, Caesar Salad, Fruit & Cheese, Pasta & Meatballs, Mexican Bar – Fajitas, homemade salsa, Soda & Coffee, tax and gratuity. Please make checks payable to Janice Dagner, 78 Oriole Avenue, West Sand Lake, NY 12196. If other payment method is needed, contact Janice directly. Reservations Due By: September 27, 2019 – RSVP to Tedi Toca or Janice via Facebook. Contact Tedi for questions.

APHS Class of 1989 ~ 30th Year Reunion

Join us as we celebrate our 30-year reunion on October 5th, 2-6pm, at the Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466, located at 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill. The cost is $25 per person which includes Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. 1989 classmates may send check payment made out to Kristen Kelley, 337 Sheer Rd., Averill Park, NY 12018; or you may use the VENMO App to make payment, by searching: Kristen Kelley@ Kkelley33. Be sure to include your email address and telephone number with payment. Must RSVP with payment by Sept. 21st in order to plan accordingly. Please spread the word to classmates who may not use FB, our main means of getting the word out. We are hoping for a great turnout!

Fall Festival at Parker School on Oct. 5

Celebrate autumn at Robert C. Parker School’s Fall Festival, Saturday Oct. 5th from 11AM – 2PM. Preschool through middle school students will enjoy games, crafts, educational projects, live music, and homemade food, all outdoors on our beautiful 77-acre campus.

Come for the bounce house, face painting, carnival games and prizes, and our unique toy swap lottery! Kids can also do STEM projects with RPI’s Society for Women Engineers and hands-on nature activities with educators from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. There will be activities especially for the little ones, with big kids on hand to provide storytime for their younger buddies. Enjoy fiddle and guitar music by Tunefolk, sponsored by a grant from the DanceFlurry Organization.

We’ll have a wide selection of lunch, snack, and dessert options available, so bring your family and friends and join us for a memorable afternoon! Admission is free; food and games are ticketed. For more information, email pfo@nullparkerschool.org, or visit www.parkerschool.org.

Poestenkill Youth Summer Camp

Poestenkill Youth Board will host Poestenkill Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 5th from 10am-5pm at Poestenkill Elementary School. This will be a great family fun event filled with games, crafts, raffles, vendors, bake sale, petting zoo, SAFE ID program, and more! Come join the fun. Thank you to our Gold and Penguin Sponsors: Bonded Concrete/Troy Sand and Gravel, Chip Kronau Construction and Equipment, Dynamic Systems, Inc, Keith Hammond for Supervisor, Rifenburg Construction, Warren Fane, Wohlleber for Poestenkill. Submitted by Tiffany Buker, Youth Director Town of Poestenkill

Seniors

Watervliet Senior Center Craft Fair 10/5

Saturday October 5, 9-3pm. Join us for a fall craft/vendor fair, with home goods, food, beauty and accessory vendors and handmade gifts. The Watervliet Library will also be doing adult and kid activities and crafts.

Its free to attend, and there will be a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and a concession with chili and cider donuts.

We are still accepting vendors for $30, table extra. Call 518-273-4422 for more information!

Venue-1501 Broadway, Watervliet Senior Center Community Room, and the Watervliet Library in the same building.

Sand Lake Senior Club

The regular meeting for the Sand Lake Senior Club will be on October 10, 2019 at The Church of The Covenant in Averill Park on Route 43 at 12:00. We will be holding our election of Officers and Committee Chair-persons. We will have a light luncheon following the election. On October 22, we will be having a day trip to the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke, Ma. “Octoberfest with the Schnitzel Brothers”. On November 21, a go to luncheon at Paolo Lombardi’s Ristorante. Reservations will be available at our October and November meetings. Our Christmas Party will be held on December 7 at the Poestenskill Fire House. We are in the planning stages for next year’s trips and luncheons, so come and be a part of it.

Calendar for Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Rd, Cropseyville, NY

Oct 7 – 10:00 Chair Yoga; 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Cubed Steak); 1:00 Cards/Games

Oct 8 – 9:30 Swimming; 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Hot Turkey Sand); 1:00 Cards/Games

Oct 9 – 10:00 Chair Yoga; 11:00 Eat Smart Demo; 12:00 Congregate lunch (Chicken Pattie); 1:00 Cards/Games

Oct 10 – 9:30 Swimming & Quilting Group; 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Haddock); 1:00 Cards/Games

Oct 11 – 9:45 Chair Yoga; 11:00 Membership Mtg; 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Spaghetti/meatball); 12:45 Bingo

Rensselaer Senior Center September-October Events

3rd – American Roots And The Grateful Dead W/ John Hill. 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

October 8th – Can’t Stop Falling In Love W/ Donny Elvis (Open Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich), CDPHP Presentation 11:30 am, Strawberry Shortcake after Lunch Sponsored By CDPHP. 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

Sports & Recreation

Steps2Cure NF

The 6th Annual “Steps2Cure NF” Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the South Pavilion in The Crossings of Colonie. Registration begins at 11AM, and the walk/run kicks off at noon!

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time. NF affects three times as many people as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined, yet it is not commonly known. There is NO means of prevention, NO effective treatment, and NO CURE. Scientists have determined that NF research has broad implications for millions of Americans who are affected by hearing loss, visual impairment, cancer, brain tumors, seizures and learning disabilities — all of which can be symptomatic of NF.

Board members from Neurofibromatosis Northeast, Inc. and medical professionals from Albany Medical Center will be available at the event to answer questions and give insight into the illness and any progress being made by research toward a cure.

Please come out and help us keep hope alive for the 1.5 million people faced with Neurofibromatosis! Proceeds from this event will support Neurofibromatosis Northeast, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. To preregister or make a donation, go online to https://NFNortheast.org/events/event/nf-walk-loudonville-ny. For more information, call Brian (518) 469-7896 or Susan (518) 272-5693.

Ice Harvesting and Semi-Pro Baseball

The Riders Mills Historical Association is proud to present “Ice Harvesting and Semi-Pro Baseball” on October 5th at 1 PM, located on Riders Mills Road at the corner of Drowne Road in Old Chatham, NY. Howard Blue will share some surprising insights discovered in an attic about local history.

Howard Blue is the Copake Grange Historian, the author of Words at War (Scarecrow Press – about US radio’s role in the WWII effort). He publishes the Copake History Facebook page & occasionally writes for the Columbia Paper.

For more information please visit ridersmillsschoolhouse.org

The Great War: New York Answers the Call

The Riders Mills Historical Association is proud to present “The Great War: New York Answers the Call, on September 28th at 1 PM at the Riders Mills Schoolhouse located on Riders Mills Road at the corner of Drowne Road in Old Chatham, NY Stuart Lehman will discuss the participation of New York State in World War I, with an emphasis on Upstate New York. Some of the Military Units from NYS including the 27th Division, the 77th Division, the 165th Regiment and the 369th Regiment will also be explored with an emphasis on the war’s effect on the home front. Also, there will also be a story of one soldier from Nassau who lost his life in France. Mr. Lehman will be dressed in a WWI uniform accompanied by various artifacts from that time period.

Stuart W. Lehman works as an Assistant Curator with the New York State Office of General Services. He develops tours and programs related to the New York State Capitol and researches the history of the Capitol Building. Previously he worked with the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites at Senate House, Herkimer Home, and Schuyler Mansion. On weekends he participates in Revolutionary War re-enactments as a Colonial Doctor. He lives in Guilderland New York

For more information please visit ridersmillsschoolhouse.org

The Arts

Sand Lake Center for the Arts announces the new CTP Plays for the 2019-2020 Season

Circle Theatre Players has chosen a great line up of plays for this new 2019-2020 season. Starting off with Church and State, written by Jason Odell Williams and directed by Patrick White, October 4 – 13, 2019. Followed by Laughter on the 23rd Floor, written by Neil Simon and directed by Melanie Douglas, December 6 -15, 2019. The mid-winter play is All My Sons written by Arthur Miller, directed by Barry Streifert, March 6 – 15 2020, and to finish off the season we present the comedy Leading Ladies written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Cheryl Charbonneau, June 5 – 14, 2020. SLCA is once again offering a CTP season pass that gives you a $2.00 discount off each of the 4 plays, upfront seating (first 4 rows) free drink and cookie, and no need to make and pay for reservations each time you attend a play all for the incredible price of $64.00 a season pass. To purchase a season pass go to www.slca-ctp.org or call the office at 518-674-2007. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents CTP’s opening play of new season with Church and State

Caption: Walking toward the speech of a lifetime, pictured Left to right-Elisa Verb, Paul Murray, Diane DeSantis, and Sam Mikit. Photo by Adam Wilson-Hwang.

Circle Theatre Players presents Church & State written by Jason Odell Williams and directed by Patrick White. Church & State is a fast-paced drama about faith, politics and “The Twitter”. It’s three days before Charles Whitmore’s Senate re-election and he’s decided to tell the public exactly what’s on his mind: no filter. What could possibly go wrong? Performance dates are October 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 pm and October 6th and 13th at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $18 Adults, $10 under the age of 18. For prepaid reservations go to slca-ctp.org or call the office at 518-674-2007. Sand Lake Center for the Arts is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, New York, 12018. The building is handicap accessible and has ample parking.

Cohoes Music Hall Events

October 4: Artie Lange Night of Comedy / October 5: Haunted History of Cohoes Music Hall / October 6: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan / October 9: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / October 10: Melvin Seals & JGC featuring John Kadlecik / October 11: Dark Blue Sea presented by Synergia Dance Project and more at Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen Street, Cohoes NY 12047 www.thecohoesmusichall.org

Premier At The Arts Center Of Troy

Setting: An apartment building in New York City in 1985 before iPads, Cell Phones and Netflix. A blizzard hits NYC taking out all forms of wired communication. No TV, no radio, no telephone and no- *gasp* – cable that you just paid $15.95 for! Stranded by the blizzard and with little to do to amuse themselves, Frank and Marjorie Belenchine, a married couple, resort to eavesdropping on the couple downstairs through the register vent in the floor of their NYC walk-up apartment building. Hilarity, thieving and murder ensue in this madcap two-act comedic farce written by Michael C. Mensching and directed by Michael McDermott, as the action progresses and builds floor-to-floor in the overlapping flats of the apartment building. As each higher floor hears more and more of the jumbled conversations all types of antics breaks lose with typical 80’s icons toga parties, Bill Cosby, big hair and Bruce Jenner all having a part in making you laugh. The Register had a debut as a one-act play during the Playwright’s Showcase at Albany Civic Theater in 2018, this fully staged local premiere will be produced by Troy Civic Theater, October 4, 5, 6 and 10, 11, 12, 13 at the Arts Center of the Capital District under the direction and design of Michael McDermott. Performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2:00. Tickets available at https://tinyurl.com/TheRegisterTCT.

Capitol Opera Presents The Halloween Version Of Pergolesi’s “La Serva Padrona”

”The Marriage Of Frankenstein!!!” In Italian With Supertitles

October 5, 2019, 7:30 Pm

Bloomingrove Reformed Church, 706 Bloomingrove Drive, Renssalaer, Ny 12144

Dr. Uberto Frankenstein (mad scientist and aging bachelor) is no longer able to maintain control over his creation (The Made) he calls Serpina. Even Uberto’s longtime assistant Vespone fears for his life in her presence. When Serpina decides she will no longer allow the doctor to go outside, Uberto sends Vespone to find him a wife to subordinate Serpina’s position as the only Lady of the Household.

Uberto is then Horrified to learn the Shocking truth that Serpina has developed feeling of affection for her creator!!! The situation escalates to a love-triangle of Terror when the mysterious and dangerous suitor Captain Sturm arrives at their doorstep. How can this Evil and Twisted tale possibly have a happy ending? To find out, join us and kick off your Halloween season with Capitol Opera.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or on http://www.capopera.com, through Ticketleap.

Grafton Lakes State Park – Paint the Park

Saturday, October 5th– Paint the Park 4:00 PM- View the park from an artist’s perspective. Join our instructor as they lead a beginning level painting lesson focusing on a fall scene. Be sure to visit our facebook page at “Grafton Lakes State Park” to vote on which scene you would like to paint. No experience required, all materials provided. $15 per person (cash only), to cover cost of materials. Must be +15 years old. Meet at the welcome center. Please call to pre-register at (518) 279-1155, ext. 2. Space is limited, so please register early!

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