Events 10.10.19

Around Troy


Local Benefits of the 2020 Census

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. Doreen Dan of our local Department of Commerce will be giving a brief presentation at the library outlining the benefits of obtaining a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census, and opportunities for local residents. This information session will be held Wednesday, October 16th at 6:00pm at the Troy Public Library. The library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy NY 12180.

At Your Library


Nassau Free Library Programs

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am

Pajama & Book Drive: Oct.1 and Nov. 1. Bring a set of PJs and a book for kids size 6months-16. All pajamas and books will go to the Nassau Resource Center for children in need.

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.

Open Mic Night: Fri. 10/11 6pm

Beginner’s Yoga- Sat. 10/5, 10/12, 10/26-10:30am

Lego Club- Wed. 10/16 6pm

Fitness Fusion- Thurs. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 6pm

Pajama Storytime Sat. 10/19 10:30am

Animal Tracks and Signs: The Oldest Writing on Earth- Mon. 10/21 6:30pm- This program will open your eyes to the stories animals leave as they live their lives all around us. It will change what you see during your next walk or hike.

Purl Jam Knitting Group- Wed. 10/23 6-8pm

Financing your Education Workshop Thurs. 10/24 6-7:30pm- Scott Ahrens from the New York State Dept. of Financial Services will be speaking about how to finance your child’s college education.

Cookbook Club & Potluck Mon. 10/28 6:30pm Theme: Harvest.

Ted Talks Coffee & Conversations- Bird and Butterfly Migration: Tues. 10/29 3pm

Book Group I: Tues. 10/22 7pm

Teen Cafe: Wed. 10/30 6-8pm

Trick or Treat @ the Library: Stop into the library on Halloween night while you’re trick or treating in the village!

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

Fall into October at the Library!

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

Meditation for the Whole Family: On Oct. 13 at 3pm Drew Assini, MA, LCADC, will lead us in meditation that everyone in the family can do, each in their own way. No prior experience necessary.

For more information about any of these events, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

East Greenbush Community Library 10/10-10/17

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

*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.

10/10: Diabetes 101*, 6pm

10/11: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am – 2:s0pm; Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am

10/12: Costume Swap, 2pm – see details above about how to get a swap ticket for this event.

10/13: University at Albany’s Confucius Institute Chinese Musicians and Cultural Presentation, 2pm

10/14: AARP Smart Driver Course*, 9:30am-4pm; Comic Book Club (ages 9-13)*, 1pm; Crafter Eve: Paint N’ Sip (Seltzer), 6pm

10/15: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Mat Yoga with Camie*, 5:30pm

10/16: English as a New Language*, 9:30-12:30pm; Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Teen Anime Club, 3pm; Free Monthly Movie*, 6:30pm

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.

Closing – The library will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, October 14.

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.

SLTLibrary Board Meeting – Thursday, October 17 at 6:45pm.

Rain or Shine Storytime – Formerly a popular program at the State Museum, its creator has offered to bring it to Sand Lake. Come join the fun Saturday, October 19, 11 – 12:30pm.

The Great Give Back – Saturday, October 19. Please help us give back to our community by donating personal hygiene items to be given to Doors of Hope for distribution. We will be collection throughout the week.

Census 2020 Recruitment at the SLTLibrary – Tuesday, October 22, 11am – 2pm learn about job opportunities with Census 2020. If you are a US Citizen, age 18 or older by April 2020, this could be the summer job for you. Computers will be available to start the job application process.

Builders’ Club – Wednesday, October 23, 3:30 – 5:30pm.

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.

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!



Gilead Lutheran Church

Please join us at Gilead Lutheran Church as we continue in our 277th year serving the community of Brunswick and surrounding area with worship and outreach. Gilead is located on 308 Brick Church Road (intersection of Route 278 and Route 7 east) in Center Brunswick. Our October activities include the dinner and pantry, October 17, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., our Journey Together covered dish supper/program, October 18, 6:00 p.m., and Trunk or Treat, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. We welcome you to get to know us as we continue our missions inside and outside of the community and within our congregation and to get to know us in both settings to renew and refresh your heart and soul for the week. Our Sunday service time is 10:30 a.m. and is handicap accessible with an elevator. 518-279-9270;

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.

Saturday, October 12 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Brooks Barbeque Dinner (sponsored by UMW). Please call the church office for information at (518) 477-9693.

Sunday, October 13 we will have a Blessing of the Animals at the Early Service at 8:30 am in the Chapel in the Woods. All are invited to bring their companion or service animals (each person is responsible for their own animal’s behavior).

Sunday, October 20 at 12:00 PM – Congregants participating in CROP Hunger walk (light lunch first) at 1st Reformed Church, Castleton, NY.

Tuesday, October 22 service at Rosewood Rehabilitation Center at 2:00 PM. The address is 284 Troy Road, Rensselaer, NY.

Church of the Redeemer

Sunday services are at 8:00 and 9:30 with coffee hour in the Hearth Room between and after services.

Our Wednesday Hot Mess Crafters meets at 10:00. Join us for a fun time creating items for gifting and donating. We can teach knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, and other crafts. A special “Thank You” to our donors who blessed us again with an additional donation of yarn.

Join us in Bible Study on Wednesday as we continue our travel to the Red Sea with the Israelites as they embark on their journey and learn how God began teaching them about Himself. You are welcome to 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@ or call 518-650-8181. Our website is



Fish Fry Dinner

On Friday October 11, 2019, the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus will hold a Fish Fry Dinner. Dinners will be served from 5-7 PM.

Menu; Fish Fry or Clam Roll Dinner ($10.00) served with French Fries or Onion Rings and Coleslaw, Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate and Dessert.

Children $ 4.00. ( 5-10) menu includes Fish Sticks, French Fries or Onion Rings, Applesauce, Juice or Milk.

Children Under 5 are Free!

$8.00 for a Fish Fry or Clam Roll Only is available also!

For information 518 783 0572 or

East Greenbush Pizza Night

East Greenbush Fire Co #3 – 68 Phillips Road, East Greenbush. October 12th, 2019 – eat in or take out

Time 4:30 – 7:30, Phone 518-477-6503

All the pizza toppings, with salad’s, wings and mozzarella sticks

Kiwanis Pasta Dinner – All You Can Eat

The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday October 12th from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on RT. 43. All you can eat – $8 for adults & $5 for children 5 to 10 yrs. old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. Take out meals are also available by calling 518-674-3677. A pasta dinner is held each second Saturday of every month. All proceeds support Kiwanis projects.

Poestenkill Fire Company Roast Beef Dinner

Poestenkill Fire Company, 182 Main Street, Poestenkill is holding a roast beef dinner on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Dinner will be served family style and will consist of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, and homemade desserts. Serving time will be 5 pm to 6 pm. Cost of the dinner is $14 for adults, $6 for children (ages 5 – 12) and children under 5 are free. Reservations are strongly recommended at your earliest convenience. Please call Don at 518-423-6263.

Brooks’ BAR-B-Q

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush located at 1 Gilligan Road, are having a Brooks’ Bar-B-Q Dinner on Saturday, October 12th from 4-6:00 p.m. The menu will include: a ½ chicken with baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert for $12. Just chicken for $8. Take-out or Eat-in service is available. Tickets are available at the church office (518-477-9693.) Reservations by Friday, October 11th would be greatly appreciated.

Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 Breakfast Buffet

25 Veterans Street, Poestenkill

“VFW’s Breakfast Buffet, “All You Can Eat” on Sunday, October 13th – 8:00 to 11:00. Featuring eggs, breakfasts meats, home fries, pancakes, homemade French toast, sausage & gravy, fruit cocktail, juice, tea & coffee. Waffles topped with strawberry, whip cream, vanilla ice cream, or chocolate syrup. “Build your own Omelets” with ham, bacon sausage, cheeses, mushrooms, peppers & onions. Adult regular buffet $8.00, buffet with waffle $9 or buffet with omelet $11 / Children 6-12 $4.00 & Children under 5 free. The Auxiliary is hosting “Comedy & Cocktails” event, Saturday, November 16, door open 6:30. Comedians Adam Oliensis and Kyle Ocasio from NYC, show begins @ 7:00 (Comedy show will be 2 hours) and following the show music by DJ, John Donohue. Adults Only 18+ $15.00 per person. Ticket includes beer, wine,soda and appetizer during the Comedy Show.

All You Can Eat Breakfast October 13 2019

On Sunday October 13th, 2019, the Latham Colonie Council Columbiettes and Knights of Columbus will host their “All You Can Eat Breakfast”!

Serving from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Menu includes; Variety of Juices, Rolls, Sweet Breads, an Omelet Station, Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Corned Beef Hash, Bacon, Sausage, Cereals, Bananas and Fruit Cup.

Adults $9, Children 5-10 $4 and Children Under 5 are Free!

Latham Colonie Knights of Columbus is located at 328 Troy, Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110

for information 518 783 0572 or

St Jude Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” Breakfast!

Join us for the monthly K of C “All You Can Eat” Pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 20th from 8am -11am in Damman Hall to donate gently worn adult and children’s coats to those in need. Each coat donated gives you a chance at winning a $25 gift card!

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

The monthly event is hosted by the St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus (KofC) and is held in Damman Hall at St Jude the Apostle School located at 42 Dana Ave in Wynantskill, NY. For more information, contact the St Jude the Apostle Parish Office (518) 283-1162.

Thanks for your support.

Giving Back


Sponsorships Available for HighSchool Juniors or Seniors

Local leadership consultant, Chrissy Chromczak (Founder and President of Chrissy Leads) is offering 5 students, in their junior or senior year of high school, sponsorships to attend an event called Live2Lead Capital District at June Farms in West Sand Lake. Chrissy works with the one of the most influential leadership experts, John C. Maxwell, and is bringing this world class leadership and personal growth event to our community on October 11th, 2019. Live2Lead is an experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways bringing the best leadership teaching to intentional and active leaders everywhere. With the incredible lineup of John C. Maxwell, Rachel Hollis, Marcus Buckingham, Chris Hogan and Angela Ahrendts, this event is fantastic for students to share with each other and expand upon the ideas presented or for anyone in a leadership position who wants to continue to be a positive and transformational leader for their teams. For information on the speakers, please visit To be considered for the sponsorship, you may email your letter of intent to Chrissy at

Fundraiser for Nassau Resource Center

On October 12th the Nassau Resource Center will hold its annual Chinese Auction at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 26 Church St. in Nassau. The auction is the only fundraiser for the food pantry each year. It is a fun and inexpensive activity held right in the community. Admission is still just $1.00. Auction tickets may be purchased at the door, and some free refreshments will be available. Hotdogs will cost $1.00 each. The Church Hall doors will open at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call 766-9014.

Kiwanis Pasta Dinner – All You Can Eat

The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday October 12th from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on RT. 43. All you can eat – $8 for adults & $5 for children 5 to 10 yrs. old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. Take out meals are also available by calling 518-674-3677. A pasta dinner is held each second Saturday of every month. All proceeds support Kiwanis projects.

Repair Café

What do you do with a broken lamp? Or a sweater with a hole? Toss it? No way! The Village of Castleton-on-Hudson will hold the next Repair Café on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Village Hall, 85 South Main Street. People visiting the Repair Café bring along their broken but beloved items. Volunteers try their best to make repairs, and it’s free of charge! Featured services are electrical, welding, seamstress, and “jack-of-all-trades.” Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? Contact us via email at or stop by the Repair Café. Volunteers for reception and refreshments are also welcome. For more information about global Repair Café, visit

Honor Flight Fundraiser

On October 13th, The Sons of the American Legion will be serving a Chicken Parmesan Dinner from 1 – 6 p.m. Included will be a garden salad, Italian bread, coffee, tea and dessert. This event will be held at The Gerald O’Neil Post #1683, 836 Broadway in Rensselaer. For a donation of only $12 pp or $11 seniors you can help send our Veterans to view their memorials in Washington D.C. Eat in or takeout available. All proceeds will be donated to “The Leatherstocking Honor Flight”

What does Your Pet Want You to know??

Fundraiser & Indoor Garage Sale for “Caring About the Strays” Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Curious about what your PETS may have to say? Wondered how they feel, what they like/dislike? Maybe even receive a message from YOUR pet!!

With David Louis, Animal Communicator. Want to know what your Pet is thinking? Want to know what your Pet wants you to understand?

Don’t understand a behavioral problem? Can’t remedy a problem? Don’t understand a behavioral problem? Can’t remedy a problem?

Want to know what they think of their companions/living conditions? Worried about a sick/elderly Pet? Worried about end of life issues?

Want to hear from a Pet who has passed on?

Presented by David Louis who has been communicating with animals for 20 years, using his skills to bring together animals and their human companions.

Humans only, please! Suggested Donation: $18 (cash/check). ALL monies received go directly to “Caring About The Strays” a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization.

50/50 Raffle & Door Prizes! Seating Limited – Reservations Suggested. Just call 518-477-6566 or email:

Held at Venture Inward, 568 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 16 (back entrance), East Greenbush, NY (Only minutes from downtown Albany).

Gardening Grant for Teachers

The Garden Club of East Schodack announces the availability of a grant for teachers in the East Greenbush, Schodack, and Averill Park school districts who are interested in using gardening in the classroom. This grant is also available to students to use for a school project related to gardening or for those planning to attend college to study agriculture, horticulture or landscaping. The funds are being awarded through the Dorothy S. Tolscer Memorial Fund in memory of a longstanding member of the garden club.

Interested teachers/students from the elementary, middle school or high school level are invited to submit a letter or email of request by October 15 outlining gardening plan and including an estimated budget of their needs. Those students planning to attend college to study agriculture, horticulture or landscaping should submit a letter or email explaining how the grant money will help them achieve their goals. A total of $150 is available for this grant. Recipients may be asked to report on their completed projects or course of study.

Letters of request should be sent to Marilyn Michaels, 2369 Payne Road, Castleton, NY 12033 or to If there are any questions regarding the process, please call Marilyn Michaels at 518-265-1525.



Lansingburgh Historical Society Open House

On October 12,2019 from 10 am to 2pm the Melville House at 2 114th St, Troy, NY 12182 will be open for tours. The added event that day from 12pm to 2pm will be poetry and prose readings from the 4 contestants that won the contest, which ran in August, “Dear Herman”; funded by Hudson Valley writers Guild and coordinated by Nancy Klepsch and Dan Wilcox, founders of Sunday @ 2 Open Mic Poetry and Prose in celebration of Melville’s 200th birthday. For further information please call John and Mary Ellen Ward at 518-885-4295. As always a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

Half Moon Button Club

The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar 12054. The social time starts at 1:00 p.m. and the business meeting starts at 1:30 followed by the program, which will be presented by Cathy Abbott on Finding Buttons.

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

The Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Bernard Ouimet, President of La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, will give a presentation on “The Battle of the Plains of Abraham”. Mr. Ouimet, a native of Quebec, will speak on the reasons for the French and Indian War and its most important battle, that took place at the Plains of Abraham. The discussion will also look at the strengths and weaknesses of the British and the French, and the reasons why the French lost the battle. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7pm, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY. Sponsored by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, is free and open to the public. Information by calling the library, 518-371-8622 or and Facebook.

The Pittstown Historical Society Has Planned The Following Event

Learn about the history of the Schaghticoke Fair in a presentation on October 17th at 7:30 PM

at the Pittstown Town Hall in Tomhannock and share your memories of it. Celebrating the fair’s 200th anniversary, historians Kathy Sheehan and Chris Kelly will relay the many chapters of the fair’s history, starting in 1819 with the formation of the Rensselaer County Agricultural Society. The Society’s mission became thefair’s mission, which was to allow farmers to show off the results of their hard work and provide education on new and improved farming practices. Sheehan and Kelly ask those attending to share their memories and photos of their best fair experience. Kelly is the Town of Schaghticoke Historian and Sheehan is the Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian and Registrar of the Rensselaer County Historical Society. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Pittstown Historical Society.

For further information, email: or call Connie Kheel at 518-686-7514

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. Of course the children/young adult books are still 6/$1 as well as the cookbooks, historical novels and biographies. Hope to see you at the Book Nook!!!

4-H Cooking Class for Youth

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H Youth Development program is holding a four week 4-H Junior Chefs program. This session is for youth eight years and older who like to cook, and for those who would like to learn how to cook. The 4-H Junior Chefs will meet at the CCE Office, located at 61 State St., Troy on the second floor, on Wednesday, October 16th, 23rd, 30th, and November 6th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There is a $25.00 registration fee for 4-H members and $30.00 for non-members or $10 per session if you cannot make it to all four. Pre-registration is required no later than October 11th and registration will be limited. To register a youth, or for more information, please contact Eileen DePaula at 518-272-4210 or For more information about this and other programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, please call 518-272-4210. No one shall be denied the opportunity to participate or receive information based on their ability to pay. If you need any accommodations please let us know at the time of registration.

Local Fairs


Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The volunteers at the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop work hard to provide a clean, well-organized shopping experience. We offer quality merchandise at bargain prices including clothing, jewelry, wall decor, household goods, linens, baby gear, collectibles, Halloween costumes and decorations, puzzles, toys, games, handicapped equipment and much more.

The shop will be open on Thursday October 10 from 3 to 6 and Saturday October 12 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.


Town of Schodack Fall Clean-Up Days

Schodack residents please note the Town of Schodack is sponsoring Fall Clean-up Days on October 17th, 18th and 19th at the Transfer Station on Poyneer Rd. During this event many items that normally have a charge are free and others are reduced up to 50%. This is a great time to clean out your garage before winter comes! The following price list is only for the dates noted above.

Refrigerators, Freezers, Air conditioners & Dehumidifier -$8.00

Tires, rimless (maximum size 16”) – $2.00*

*larger and rimmed tires priced by size

TVs, computer monitors (limit 2), Propane Tanks, Furniture (limit 3), Metal goods, Gas grills, Bicycles – FREE

All other prices remain the same

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, 24e

(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

Recognizing Cruelty and Neglect

Presented by Sue McDonough, former NYS Trooper, Investigator

Saturday, October 12th – 10a-12p

This informative workshop is for private citizens, animal control workers and anyone else with an interest in how to legally and effectively deal with the cruelty and neglect of animals. It will touch on pending legislation that would help to prevent and end animal abuse, and give attendees a better understanding of how to get involved in making a positive difference for animals.

Sue McDonough worked as a New York State Trooper for 26 years, specializing in animal cruelty investigations, and served on the board of the New York State Humane Association (NYSHA) for over 25 years. She acts as a consultant on animal cruelty issues and continues to lobby for humane legislation on behalf of NYSHA. Sue is co-author of How to Investigate Animal Cruelty in New York State, available for download at NYS HUMANE. She has owned, rescued and trained horses for over 20 years, serves on the board of Responsible Animal Care USA (RAC), and volunteered as a New York State Wildlife Rehabilitator for 15 years.

Class is free, but pre-registration is required:

Howl’oween in the Park this Sunday!

The SPOOKTACULAR event is this Sunday! October 13th from 12PM – 4PM, Butler Park, Sand Lake. Rain or Shine

Come help raise funds to meet our goal of $25,000 for the Sand Lake Dog Park. Get ready for the Costume Parade! Registration is a 12 PM, the parade begins at 1PM. Town officials will be judging with awards! Creative costumes and themed human/dog costumes are encouraged. We are excited to have musical entertainment by The Jack Kelle Band and Zach & Hannah! Enjoy Carols Place, and yummy Girl Scout dog treats! Learn about The Rensselaer Land Trust, bike safety and take fun photos with your pup! Safety first! YOU are responsible to maintain control of your pet at all times – owners of misbehaving pets will be asked to leave. Your pup needs to be leashed on at all times (no longer then 4 feet). All dogs must have current rabies vaccines, and no dogs in heat. An adult must walk the dog, no toddlers in attendance please. Contact the SLDP with your questions at or 518-495-2314. Costume Parade: $20 Registration. SLDP donations can be made by check payable to Town of Sand Lake (write Dog Park on the memo line) mail to Dog Park Treasurer, 110 Edgewood Drive, Averill Park, NY 12018. Online tickets purchase at Eventbrite: HOWl’oween in the Park. SLDP donations can be made online by visiting the Sand Lake Dog Park gofundme page at

Mushroom Identification Series

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

October 19 • 10 a.m.–noon Mushroom Walk for Beginners with Sue Van Hook Mycologist.

Sue will lead us into the woods at one of our Preserves or Forests on the Rensselaer Plateau. Participants will have a chance to develop their field skills in mushroom identification.

October 19 • 1–3 p.m.: Learn to Key Mushrooms with Sue Van Hook, Mycologist. Sue will guide us in the use of books and keys to identify some of our local mushrooms.

Upcoming Events at Grafton Lakes State Parks

For all events, please call ahead to pre-register at (518) 279-1155 ext. 2.

Saturday, October 12th — Little Johnny’s Foliage Tour 1:00 PM. Take advantage of the cooler weather and join a naturalist as we hike a ~4 mile loop while appreciating the fall foliage color change. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring water. Meet at the welcome center.

Sunday, October 13th — Autumn Tree ID Walk 1:00 PM. Join a naturalist for an afternoon walk through the woods and learn to ID the trees of Grafton. Get to know our tallest residents by their leaves, bark, and fruit on a leisurely stroll. Program designed for ages 12 and up.

Monday, October 14th- Guided Hike to the Fire Tower 1:00 PM. Enjoy an Autumn hike to the historic Dickinson Hill fire tower with an environmental educator. On a clear day you can observe the Adirondack Mountains, the Green Mountains, and the Taconic Range from the top of the tower. Program meets at the welcome center before driving to the trailhead.

Dog Park Meeting

Calling North Greenbush dog owners and lovers! It’s time to re-start the dog park meetings. We have a promising lead on a dog park location. Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo will host a follow up discussion on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the council room at North Greenbush town hall. All are welcome and you do not need to have attended the previous two meetings.

For more information, please contact 518-424-1884 or

October Events at Dyken Pond EE Center

Grafton – The Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is offering the following events in October.

Fall Family Foliage Hike: Saturday, October 12: 1pm Join Josh Pulito, Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Natural Resources Educator, on a family friendly fall foliage hike around Center trails. We’ll explore using all of our senses and learn why leaves are changing colors this time of year. For all ages. Preregistration required. $2 per youth suggested donation.

Full Moon Hike: Sunday, October 13: 5:00pm Hike under the natural light of the full Hunter’s Moon. Enjoy a campfire afterwards to watch the moon rise over the lake. Bring a snack if you would like to share (not required!). Free.

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for hiking, fishing and non-motorized boating. Preregister for all events by calling (518) 658-2055 or email dykenpond@gmailcom. Call for more information and a complete schedule of our fall events or visit


Special Luncheon sponsored by CDPHP

The Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold a Special Luncheon (Walking Tacos) on Wednesday, Oct 16th at noon. Following lunch, there will be music by Brian Zapel, sponsored by CDPHP. All residents 60 and older are encouraged to come and sing along, or join in with the dancing. This is free entertainment. Lunch is served daily at the center for a suggested $3 donation. Call 518-279-3413 to be added to the list.

Calendar for the Everett Wagar Senior Center

2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, NY

Oct 14 – Center Closed; Oct 15 – 9:30 Swimming, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pollock), 1:00 Cards/Games; Oct 16 – Haircuts by apt, 10:00 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Special Luncheon (Walking Tacos) w Music by Brian Zapel sponsored by BSNENY; Oct 17 – 9:30 Swimming, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Cheddar Turkey Burger), 12:30 Knit/Crochet Group; 1:00 Cards/Games; Oct 18 – 9:45 Chair Yoga, 11:00 Speaker – How to Avoid becoming a Victim of Crime in Your Home and Drug Take Back, Congregate Lunch (Mac N Cheese); Halloween $1 Bingo

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.

Rensselaer Senior Center September-October Events

October 17th – Tea Party and Sock Doll Kickoff with Community Service at 12:30pm (Bring Your Own Tea Cup) 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 Membership – Grafton Seniors

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center at 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold the Eastern Membership meeting on Friday Oct 11 at 11:00. Please note the change in date (previously scheduled for Oct 4). All residents 60 and older are encouraged to attend. Upcoming activities, events and fundraisers will be discussed. Please join us at noon for a nutritious lunch (Spaghetti and meatballs) with Bingo to follow. Call 518-279-3413 to sign up.


The Arts

Highlight Acting Troupe Presents Making God Laugh

Come enjoy a story of the family that puts the fun in disFUNctional! Highlight Acting Troupe in Brunswick presents “Making God Laugh” which follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. Co-Directed by Robin Dickinson-Sawyer & Paula Hoffay. Performance Dates: Friday & Saturday, Oct. 11 & 12 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Oct 13 at 2pm. For reservations to performances being held at The Brunswick Grange please call 518-237-6936

Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents the play Church and State-Final Weekend

Caption: The Senator, Charles Whitmore (played by Paul Murphy) contemplates if he will win reelection. What has he done? At what price will he pay? 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 10,11,12 at 8 pm and October 13th at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $18 Adults, $10 under the age of 18. For prepaid reservations go to 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.

A Doll’s House, Part 2

By Lucas Hnath and directed by Joseph Fava. October 11, 12, 13 and 16 thru 20. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm. Schenectady Civic Players, 12 S. Church St., Schenectady. $20. 518-382-2081 or

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 / October 12: Marco Benevento / October 17 to November 3: Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and more at Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen Street, Cohoes NY 12047

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 10, 11, 12,and 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

Adirondack Fiddlers

New style and Old Tyme Fiddling, Adirondack Fiddlers, Sunday October 13th 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

American Legion Hall, Clancy St. Schuylerville, NY

All fiddlers and musicians young and old and Public welcome. Round and square dancing. Food Available.

For more information call (518) 274-6817

“Pride of America” A Musical Tribute To Our Nation’s Veterans

Presented by The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie

October 16, 2019, 7:30 pm, Colonie Central High School – Mark Cornell Audiorium

Please join us October 16, 2019 at Colonie High School 7:30pm for a free musical tribute to our nation’s Veterans. From ‘Over There!’, ‘Armed Forces March’ to ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’, This is the last local performance before the Memorial Concert Band performs at Carnegie Hall on Veteran’s Day November 11, 2019. Veteran’s and Active Duty personnel along with family and friends and the general public are invited to this exciting concert.

Dramatic Tours Recapture Harrowing Night at Cherry Hill

On the evenings of October 16, 17, 18, 19 and October 23, 24, 25, and 26, Historic Cherry Hill will present a dramatic tour reliving the infamous 1827 murder that occurred at the Cherry Hill mansion, one-time home of the Van Rensselaer family. The public is invited to step into the experiences of the Cherry Hill household on the evening of May 7, 1827, when a hired hand murdered a household member. The dramatic tour will investigate the scene of the crime and the differing perspectives of those who were there on that fateful evening. Actor James Keil will appear as Jesse Strang, bringing to life the murderer whose violent act was motivated by romantic attachment to his victim’s wife. The murder resulted in two sensational trials and Albany’s last public hanging.

The program will be offered at 5:30 and 7 pm on those evenings. Reservations are required. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Tickets are available at Members of Historic Cherry Hill should contact to receive the discounted rate. Historic Cherry Hill is a historic house museum in Albany, NY, and the five-generation home of the Van Rensselaer family from 1787-1963.

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