Events 10.17.19

Around Troy

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Rensselaer County Bar Association to Honor Attorney and Court Clerk

2019 Jones Fund Dinner. The Rensselaer County Bar Association will honor two individuals who, over the years, have been instrumental in the success of the Bar Association’s Jones Fund Project. Attorney Anne Reynolds Copps and the Chief Clerk of the Courts in Rensselaer County, Richard F. Reilly, Jr., will receive this year’s Jones Award at a dinner to be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Franklin Plaza in Troy. The award, according to Dana L. Salazar, Esq., president of the Bar Association, is named in memory of the late E. Stewart Jones, Sr. of Troy, legendary criminal defense and personal injury attorney, who died in 2001. “Mr. Jones,” according to Ms. Salazar, “provided each of us in the profession with a very high set of standards that were reflected in his integrity and his professionalism as a lawyer, as well as his civic leadership, generosity and loyalty to his community.”

According to Hon. Edward O. Spain, co-chair of the Courthouse Artwork Restoration Committee, “each of this year’s recipients is most deserving of this prestigious award. Anne Copps was the president of the Bar Association in 1995. She originated this award winning project and has worked tirelessly since that time in guiding the restoration and preservation of the historic artwork in the courthouse. Richard Reilly, in his role as the administrator of all that goes on in the courthouse, has generously monitored and assisted in the success of this project and has been a consistent and genuine supporter of our association and its public service projects over these many years. They each so well reflect the dedication and service to both their professions and their community as did Mr. Jones.”

All proceeds from this annual fundraising event will support the ongoing restoration and preservation of the photos and oil on canvass portraits of the attorneys, judges and prominent community leaders that will be returned to the courthouse walls.

Annual Gala for Unity House Domestic Violence Program Scheduled

“All that Glitters” is the theme of this year’s Annual Gala sponsored by The Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc. This well-attended event is held in the fall of each year to bring attention to the sad reality of domestic violence but also to honor those who have so courageously overcome the challenges of such violence. The event this year is being held in honor of Liza, Nikki, Amber, Jamie, and Vanessa, each of whom was murdered by a domestic partner. The date is Saturday, October 19th, 2019. This year’s event will have a new venue: The Franklin Terrace, 126 Campbell Avenue, Troy. All begins at 6:00pm that evening: a reception and silent auction of very unique and creative items will be held during the course of the evening. The Mistress of Ceremonies is Trishna Begam. Following a sit-down dinner our guest speakers will offer their comments and this year’s Purple Ribbon Award for Courage will be presented. The evening will conclude with music by Wylder and our program will be especially honored with a guest appearance of Madison Vandenburg the recent third place winner of American Idol. A photo booth will be available for taking “glittery pictures” of our guests! For tickets and further information, contact Martha Lasher-Warner at (518) 928-8346. A pleasant yet informative evening is assured for all who attend and support this worthy cause.

10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019

Trinity Church Lansingburgh Harvest Bazaar On Sat Oct 19

Trinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar at the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy (Lansingburgh,) on Saturday, October 19 from 9 A.M until 2:30 P.M Hand-crafted items, including holiday decorations, will be available for purchase. Booths will offer baked goods, next-to-new items, a turkey raffle, silent auction, and basket raffles, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call 518-237-7831 or visit our website at http://www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org/.

Ladies of Charity Fashion Show

The Ladies of Charity, Troy Chapter, invite all to attend their annual Fashion Show to be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 7:00 PM at Franklin Terrace, Campbell Ave. Troy. This popular event features fashions from local stores. Opportunities to win great prizes will be had as well as desserts available. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will benefit the Rourke Center and other local charities. For tickets call: Peg Rosamilia, 518-421-8569, or Donna Seibert 518-441-9340 or MaryAnn Kehn, 518-273-0026

At Your Library

Brunswick Library Events

Brunswick Community Library | 518-279-4023

4118 State Highway 2 | Troy, NY 12180

Special Events:

Friday, October 18 @ 6:00 pm – Altered Notebook Class (Please call 518-279-4023 to sign up.)

Saturday, October 19 – 11:00 am to 5:30 pm – AARP Driver Safety Course ($20 for AARP members, $25 for non members)

Tuesday, October 22 @ 10:30 am – Tots Music Class

Friday, October 25 @ 2:00 pm – Homeschool Board Game Day

Thursday, October 31 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm – Trunk or Treat

Book Clubs:

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

Fridays, October 18 & 25 @ noon – Carrie (Book & Movie discussions)

Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:00 pm – The Island of Sea Women

Friday, October 25 @ 6:00 pm – The Library Book

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

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 10/20-10/26

Located at 85 S. Main St., Castleton, NY 12033. All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879.

Computer Basics – Learn the basics of using a computer or other device in a one-on-one session. Appointment required; call 518-732-0879.

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, October 21 at 5:00pm. Intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue. Weather permitting! All ages (10 & under must be accompanied by an adult).

Creepy Crawly Bookmarks! – Tuesday, October 22, 3:00-6:00pm. Reading anything scary? Stop by the library to decorate a spooky bookmark!

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00pm. Wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend! Ages birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, October 24 at 10:30am. Children birth-age 5 can enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building early literacy and motor skills!

Teen Time: Design Your Own Bookends – Thursday, October 24, 4:00-6:00pm. Come design and decorate your own bookends! For teens in grades 6-12.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, October 25, 10:00-11:00am. Drop in playtime for children ages birth-5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing.

Bridge Club – Friday, October 25, 10:30am. For beginners and players needing a refresher.

Halloween Parade & Party – Saturday, October 26, 2:30-3:30pm. The parade begins at the library at 2:30 led by a fire truck, and ends at the firehouse, where we’ll enjoy treats and crafts. Co-sponsored by CPL, Castleton Fire Department, and 52 Hilton on Main.

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Nassau Free Library October 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.

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.

Ukulele Lessons: Tues. 10/22, 10/29 6:30-8pm

Beginner’s Yoga- Sat. 10/26-10:30am

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. 10/29 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 www.nassaufreelibrary.org

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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.

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 19th help us give back to our community by donating personal hygiene items for Doors of Hope. The collection drive will last through Saturday, October 26.

DEC Grant Seminar – Monday, October 21, 6 – 7:30pm Learn about the guidelines and requirements for the Arts Center’s grant program and get any questions you have answered. The grant program runs on an annual cycle from April 1 to March 31. First time applicants must attend a seminar before applying.

Census 2020 Recruitment at the SLTLibrary – Tuesday, October 22, 1pm – 4pm 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.

Pre-school Playtime – Friday, October 25 at 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers. We have duplo blocks, Potato Heads, and more.

Church/Spiritual

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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 continue to bless us with donations of yarn and patterns.

Join us in Bible Study on Wednesday as we study the parting of the Red Sea and learn how the Israelites’ hearts changed after God saved them. 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@nullgmail.com or call 518-650-8181.Our website is www.RedeemerRensselaer.com.

10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019

Trinity Church Lansingburgh Harvest Bazaar On Sat Oct 19

Trinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar at the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy (Lansingburgh,) on Saturday, October 19 from 9 A.M until 2:30 P.M Hand-crafted items, including holiday decorations, will be available for purchase. Booths will offer baked goods, next-to-new items, a turkey raffle, silent auction, and basket raffles, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call 518-237-7831 or visit our website at http://www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org/.

10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019

Final Lord’s Acre Auction at North Chatham United Methodist Church

The North Chatham United Methodist Church will be holding their Final Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale on October 19th. After 70 years, we have decided to “retire” this event and we hope to go out with a bang! Our clothing barn will remain open next year and we are considering other possibilities for selling donated items. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. There will be a brief worship service at 8:00, with most departments opening at 8:30. The “White Elephant” department will open @ 10:00 and the auctioneer will start @ 11:00 sharp. Plenty of FREE off-street parking is available and there is good food for sale all day. This is a great chance to pick up all kinds of bargains – clothing, shoes, Christmas & holiday items, linens, books, sporting goods & toys, antiques, housewares, brand new merchandise, electrical items, furniture, etc. Featured items under the auction tent include some very nice antique furniture, a queen-sized adjustable bed frame, and 2 good quality patio sets (one redwood, one metal). Our website (northchathammethodistchurch.org) will have pictures of these items. If more “big things” come in we will post that information as well. Please keep checking, and come join us!

For more information on the Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale or any of our other events and activities, please call 766-3535 or visit our website.

Thanks, and we hope to see you soon in North Chatham!

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.

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.

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Heavenly Coffee Served Every Sunday Morning…

Looking for some common “grounds”? Come worship at the Church by the Lake. Snyder’s Lake Community Church offers free coffee AND 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. It’s the best part of waking up on Sunday mornings!

Community

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Sand Lake Garden Club 25th Anniversary Tree Planting in Butler Park Saturday Oct 19 at 11 AM

This Saturday October 19 at 11 AM join the Sand Lake Garden Club (established 1994) and Town Council members Andy Bulmer and Dee Erickson in celebrating the SLGC’s 25th Anniversary! Meet at the Butler Park pavilion for morning refreshments and walk along the first section of the proposed park walking path to the tree planting site by the playground. The public and all community service/education groups are invited. The young kousa dogwood planting symbolized the SLGC’s 85 members’ dedication to ‘education, inspiration and belonging through nature’. Join us for an ‘autumn-licious’ morning! Free food and plants.

Cuisine

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Schodack Valley Fire Co. Pizza & Wings Night

Schodack Valley Vol. Fire Co.is holding their monthly Pizza & Wings Night Saturday October 19th from 5 to 8 PM. You can choose eat in or take out. Call 477-4215. This event is held at our firehouse at 1551 Schodack Valley Rd. Castleton NY. The special pie of the month is meat lovers. Hope to see you there!

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Tsatsawassa Fire Co Breakfast

The Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company will resume their monthly breakfast schedule on Sunday, October 20, with servings from 8AM until 11:30AM. Breakfast consists of you choice of French toast or pancakes, as well as bacon or sausage, toast, orange juice, applesauce, beverages and eggs prepared to your specifications for a cost of $7. for adults, $4. for ages 5 – 12 with children under five being served free. The fire house is located behind the post office near the intersection of Routes 20 and 66 North in hamlet of Brainard. For information call 518-766-3815 or during breakfast hours 518-794-8280.

10/17/2019 – 10/31/2019

Troy Elks October Dinners

Your support as customers at our October fund raisers are needed. Wednesday Night Dinners $11.00 Serving 4-6:30PM. All dinners include coffee/tea/dessert. Take outs available. October 23, Turkey with all the trimmings. Friday Night Dinners $12.00 Serving 5-7:30PM All dinners includes soup, coffee/tea & dessert. October 18th BR/FR Haddock & Chicken Broccoli Alfredo & October 25th BR/FR Haddock & Lasagna.

10/10/2019 – 10/17/2019

Poestenkill Historical Society Ham Dinner

Saturday, October 19th from 4:30 – 6:00. This is a drive-through dinner. Just drive around the back of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and pick up your meal. This consists of ham, potato, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, roll and dessert. All of this for $12.00!! Proceeds will benefit our museum center. Call 518-283-4890 for reservations.

Zion’s UCC of Taborton Turkey Dinner

Zion’s United Church of Christ is now accepting reservations for their Turkey Dinner which will be held on Saturday, October 19, with the serving times of 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Come and enjoy all you care to eat “Family Style” Turkey Dinner in our spacious Fellowship Hall overlooking Little Bowman Pond located at 744 Taborton Rd. Sand Lake. Our dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cole slaw, rolls and a slice of pie for dessert. The cost of the dinner is $15.00 per adult, $7.00 per child ages 5-12, and children under 5 eat free. For reservations call Diane Hoffman at 518-674-2746, text at 518-649-5141 or Jane Weber at 518-258-4307. When you leave a message on their voice mail you will receive a call confirming your reservation.

Church Roast Beef Supper

Roast Beef Supper will be held on Saturday, October 19 at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall that is located just off New York Route 7 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Eat in or Take out. Menu: roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, homemade pies. Price: $13.00 adults, $5.00 children 5-12, under 5 free. Reservations suggested — call 518-663-8280.

Annual Turkey Dinner at Muitzeskill Church

It’s that time of year once again!

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its annual turkey dinner, on Saturday, October 19th. The church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road & Muitzeskill Road, in Schodack Landing.

The dinner is served family style. The menu will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, squash, cranberry sauce, rolls and various pies for dessert. Seating’s are at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30. Take out is also available at 4PM & 5PM (No early arrivals, please)

Adults: $14.00, children 6-12: $6.00, under 6: free.

Reservations are required. For reservations call 518-732-7345. If no answer, leave a message with your name, phone number and state that you are calling regarding the church dinner. Your call will be returned the same day, before 8 PM, to confirm it was received. If your call is not returned, please call again. Please do not call the church office number for reservations. For information other than reservations, call the church office at 732-7500. Hope to see you there.

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

The Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021, Averill Park, will hold their Chicken BBQ, takeout only, on the 3rd Saturday of each month, October 19th.

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

10/17/2019

Boy Scout Troop 522 Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in East Schodack, NY. Please join us from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. All you can eat!

Adults $12.00 Children 5-12 $7.00 Seniors $10.00

Home-style/all you can eat roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls and ice cream for dessert. From I-90 take Exit 11E ramp this will bring you onto Rts. 9 & 20, continue for about .1 mile until you reach the intersection of Rts. 9 & 20 & Rt. 150, take left at light onto Rt. 150, travel approx. 2.3 miles to where Rt. 150 splits, bear right onto County Rt. 7, St. Stephen?s Church is about 100 yards on right. Call Ted Malia (518) 424-2800 for more information.

10/03/2019 – 10/24/2019

Roast Pork Dinner in Troy

The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a Roast Pork Dinner on Saturday, October 19th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM or until sold out

The menu is roast pork, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, applesauce, dessert and beverage. The cost is $12 for adult meals, $6 for meals for children 5 to 12 years old and there is no charge for meals for children under 5 years of age. Takeouts are available.

For information and reservations please call the church office at (518) 273-6859. Tickets will be available at the door. Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue Troy. Plan now to attend on October 19th for good food and fellowship.

10/10/2019 – 10/17/2019

WSL Fire Co-Auxiliary Monthly Breakfast

Please join the West Sand Lake Fire Dept-Auxiliary for Breakfast on 10/20/19 from 7:30am to 11:30am at the West Sand Lake Fire hall. Eat In or Take Out. Call 674-3677. Breakfast Includes, Scrambled Eggs, Cheesy Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries w/cheese, French Toast, a variety of Pancakes including Mickey Mouse, Homemade Muffins, Fruit, Toast, Bagles, Juice and Coffee. Southern Sausage Gravy & Biscuits will be served until they run out! Adults $10, Children (5-12) $6 and children under 5 are free.

End date 10/17/2019

Giffy’s Bar-B-Q at Center Brunswick Fire Company

The Volunteer Fire Company of Center Brunswick, Inc. will be hosting a Giffy’s Chicken Bar-B-Q on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at fire station located at 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy. Dinner includes half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll/butter, cookie and drink. Cost is $13.00/dinner. Dine-in or take out. For more information or for tickets call Renie at 518-810-2438 or the station at 518-279-3878. Come in person Monday nights to the firehouse between 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm or all members have tickets to sell. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards our 75th Anniversary celebration to be held in 2020.

Giving Back

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Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. We offer clothing for all sizes and ages, household goods, jewelry, puzzles, toys, collectibles, Halloween costumes and decorations and so much more.

The shop will be open on Thursday, October 17th from 3 to 6 and Saturday, October 19th from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer, the shop is on CDTA bus route #214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

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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.

Hobbies

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History of Steamboats

The Poestenkill Historical Society is bringing a program to you on Tuesday, October 22nd entitled the History of Steamboats using seals. Marvin Bubie, Jr. has been collecting seals from various states, towns, and organizations for many years and has a vast collection. He has also written several books on the subject. Please join us on Tuesday at 7:00PM at the Poestenkill Town Hall. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.

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: pittstownhs@nullgmail.com or call Connie Kheel at 518-686-7514

10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019

Saving Your Family History Presentation

Have you ever wondered how your children and grandchildren will remember you? Do you know the old family stories, but don’t think anyone else does? Join the Esquatak Historical Society when Jonathan Palmer, Head Archivist and Acting Director of the Vedder Research Library of the Greene County Historical Society shares his knowledge of saving personal documents for future generations.

Mr. Palmer traces his roots in Greene County from 1775 and is a staunch advocate for the study and interpretation of local heritage. Recently named Deputy Greene County Historian, learn tips on organization, preserving and making your family memories last long after you’re gone. The presentation will be Friday, October 18th, starting at 7 pm at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 42 Church Street (U.S. Route 20) in Nassau. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information visit www.esquatak.com.

Sand Lake Garden Club Oct. 24 Meeting – Chef David Burke

The Sand Lake Garden Club will meet on Thursday, October 24, 6:30pm, at the Sand Lake Town Town Hall. All are welcome. This month the Club presents David Burke, formerly a chef at Chez Mike’s, currently at Kristy’s Barn, who will speak about and demonstrate a special holiday dish, unique ways to process food and how to plate food creatively. Audience participation is encouraged. So, come on out and take advantage of this opportunity to learn some chef’s secrets that you can do at home.

The Club’s September meeting was well attended. The speaker was Rhonda Rumsey Van Helvn, owner of Capital Native Plants. Rhonda, also a Master Gardener, gave an informative and interesting presentation about native plants and the environmental benefits they provide. Attendees had many positive comments.

09/26/2019 – 10/10/2019

Nassau Historians Ball

Nassau Village Historian Kurt Vincent and Nassau Town Historian Melody Howarth will host the ultimate good-bye party for Nassau’s 200th anniversary. Scheduled for Saturday, October 19th the event will take place at the Burden Lake Country Club on Totem Lodge Road. The event will start with cocktails at 5 pm and a buffet dinner at 6 pm. Menu selections will accommodate carnivore, vegetarian and vegan options.

While it’s called “a ball,” don’t go looking for you ball gown – come as you are. It will be an evening of good food, friendly banter and a celebration of Nassau’s past. In addition to Nassau’s Bicentennial, the event will mark the final activity for Village Beautification Committee’s long-time chair Kurt Vincent.

With door prizes, surprises and after dinner dancing, advance tickets are required. Tickets will be available at Nassau Village Hall and the Nassau Free Library and are $25 per person. Proceeds from the event will be benefit the Local History Collection of the Nassau Free Library. For more information call (518) 766-2291 or e-mail info@nullNassau12123.com.

Local Fairs

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Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. We offer clothing for all sizes and ages, household goods, jewelry, puzzles, toys, collectibles, Halloween costumes and decorations and so much more.

The shop will be open on Thursday, October 17th from 3 to 6 and Saturday, October 19th from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer, the shop is on CDTA bus route #214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

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Calvary Episcopal Church 11th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

85 Lake Hill Road – Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Over 50 handmade crafts, bake sale, Quilt Raffle

10/10/2019 – 10/17/2019

Rummage and Bake Sale

Friday, Oct.18,2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Saturday, Oct.19, 2019 from 10:00 am to12:00 pm.

Blooming Grove Reformed Church, 706 Bloominggrove Drive, Defreestville, NY 12144, Rte. 4 across from CDTA Park and Ride parking lot. Bus Rte.#224.

10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019

Trinity Church Lansingburgh Harvest Bazaar On Sat Oct 19

Trinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar at the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy (Lansingburgh,) on Saturday, October 19 from 9 A.M until 2:30 P.M Hand-crafted items, including holiday decorations, will be available for purchase. Booths will offer baked goods, next-to-new items, a turkey raffle, silent auction, and basket raffles, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call 518-237-7831 or visit our website at http://www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org/.

10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019

Final Lord’s Acre Auction at North Chatham United Methodist Church

The North Chatham United Methodist Church will be holding their Final Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale on October 19th. After 70 years, we have decided to “retire” this event and we hope to go out with a bang! Our clothing barn will remain open next year and we are considering other possibilities for selling donated items. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. There will be a brief worship service at 8:00, with most departments opening at 8:30. The “White Elephant” department will open @ 10:00 and the auctioneer will start @ 11:00 sharp. Plenty of FREE off-street parking is available and there is good food for sale all day. This is a great chance to pick up all kinds of bargains – clothing, shoes, Christmas & holiday items, linens, books, sporting goods & toys, antiques, housewares, brand new merchandise, electrical items, furniture, etc. Featured items under the auction tent include some very nice antique furniture, a queen-sized adjustable bed frame, and 2 good quality patio sets (one redwood, one metal). Our website (northchathammethodistchurch.org) will have pictures of these items. If more “big things” come in we will post that information as well. Please keep checking, and come join us!

For more information on the Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale or any of our other events and activities, please call 766-3535 or visit our website.

Thanks, and we hope to see you soon in North Chatham!

48th Annual Festival Of Nations

October 20: The 48th Annual Festival of Nations will be held at The Egg on Sunday, October 20, 12-5pm. We are pleased to announce that Miss Gloria Doudoukjian, daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Stepanos Doudoukjian, will participate in the Festival of Nations as ‘Miss Armenia.’ Congratulations to the Doudoukjian Family! In the coming weeks, Rafi Topalian will be available at the church following services on Sundays for information on admission and/or raffle tickets, sponsorship ad participation, and general information. Or, for more information, contact Rafi at (518) 272-2000 or rafitop@nullaol.com.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

Fantastic Fall Book & Media Sale

Don’t miss the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library’s ever popular Book and Media Sale. Thousands of books have been donated and sorted so that only the best are presented at the sale. The sale is held at the library on Thursday, October 24, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm; Friday, October 25, 9 am – 7 pm; Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm and Sunday, October 27, (Bag Sale only), 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Books are organized in separate sections to make your shopping easier. There are more than 20 categories of hardcover and paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction on topics like cooking, biography, parenting, arts, poetry & drama, how-to and hobbies. Stop in for bargains on books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs for adults and teens (no children’s books at this sale).

Only cash and checks are accepted. Prices for CDs are $1.00 and DVDs $2.00. On Thursday hardcover books are $2.00; on Friday and Saturday they are $1.00. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, trade paperbacks are $1.00 and mass market paperbacks are 50 cents. Sunday is for the Bag Sale only. For just $5.00 fill a bag full of books! Bring your own reusable grocery bag or use one of our plastic ones.

For Thursday only, see the website for our special entry process: eastgreenbushlibrary.org/friends/book-sale/

The book sale is a major fundraising event for the Friends and proceeds from the sale directly support library programs and services that benefit patrons and community members.

The library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061, phone 518-477-7476. You can contact the Friends at foegcl@nullgmail.com.

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Sand Lake Town Board Candidates Forum

Don’t miss this! The Sand Lake Business Association will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” event on Wednesday, October 23, at the Sand Lake Town Hall. The doors will open at 6:30 with the forum beginning at 7:00 sharp. The candidates will be presenting their views on a variety of issues of concern to the citizens of Sand Lake. The forum will also be televised on cable channel 1303. Light refreshments will be served.

10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019

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

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Rensselaer County Bar Association to Honor Attorney and Court Clerk

2019 Jones Fund Dinner. The Rensselaer County Bar Association will honor two individuals who, over the years, have been instrumental in the success of the Bar Association’s Jones Fund Project. Attorney Anne Reynolds Copps and the Chief Clerk of the Courts in Rensselaer County, Richard F. Reilly, Jr., will receive this year’s Jones Award at a dinner to be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Franklin Plaza in Troy. The award, according to Dana L. Salazar, Esq., president of the Bar Association, is named in memory of the late E. Stewart Jones, Sr. of Troy, legendary criminal defense and personal injury attorney, who died in 2001. “Mr. Jones,” according to Ms. Salazar, “provided each of us in the profession with a very high set of standards that were reflected in his integrity and his professionalism as a lawyer, as well as his civic leadership, generosity and loyalty to his community.”

According to Hon. Edward O. Spain, co-chair of the Courthouse Artwork Restoration Committee, “each of this year’s recipients is most deserving of this prestigious award. Anne Copps was the president of the Bar Association in 1995. She originated this award winning project and has worked tirelessly since that time in guiding the restoration and preservation of the historic artwork in the courthouse. Richard Reilly, in his role as the administrator of all that goes on in the courthouse, has generously monitored and assisted in the success of this project and has been a consistent and genuine supporter of our association and its public service projects over these many years. They each so well reflect the dedication and service to both their professions and their community as did Mr. Jones.”

All proceeds from this annual fundraising event will support the ongoing restoration and preservation of the photos and oil on canvass portraits of the attorneys, judges and prominent community leaders that will be returned to the courthouse walls.

10/10/2019 – 10/17/2019

Town of Nassau Democratic Committee News

All enrolled Town of Nassau Democrats are cordially invited to attend our annual meeting on Sunday, October 20, to be held at 2pm at the Nassau Reformed Church, 43 Church St. (Rt. 20) in the Village of Nassau. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Nassau Dems is welcome to attend. We plan to discuss the need to recruit new members as well as talking about future plans and new directions and ideas for the Town Dems to explore.

Join us for the fun of meeting and socializing with your fellow Democrats. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Judy at 518-522-2916 or email judyz_05262@nullyahoo.com.

2019 Poestenkill “Meet The Candidates”

On Monday Night October 21st the Poestenkill Business Association will present our annual “Meet the Candidates” Night Forum at the Poestenkill Sullivan-Jones VFW Post on Main Street. All Candidates running for Town Supervisor, Town Board, Highway Superintendent, Town Clerk and Town Judge have been invited to attend and will present their respective positions.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM with all Candidates offering a concise position statement. The floor will then be opened up for questions from any Town Resident in attendance. We sincerely hope that you are able to attend and participate in the robust discussion through thoughtful and pertinent questions on issues facing the Town of Poestenkill. Refreshments will be provided. Thank you for your interest. See U Monday Night 10/21/2019!!

Pets & Conservation

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 www.renstrust.org

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.

10/10/2019 – 10/31/2019

Upcoming Events at Grafton Lakes State Parks

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

Saturday, October 19th—Radical Reptiles 1:00 P.M. Join us in celebrating Reptile Awareness Day at our welcome center and learn about reptiles found in Grafton!

October Events at Dyken Pond EE Center

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

Batty for Bats! : Saturday, October 19: 1pm -3pm Just in time for Halloween, learn all about this sometimes misunderstood, but amazing creature. Learn about our native bats, their habitat and habits. Play bat games and make a bat mask. For kids 4 – 12 years old. $3 per youth suggested donation.

Firewood Gathering Volunteer Day: Saturday, October 26: 9am – noon An annual event to help the Center cut, gather, haul, split, and stack enough firewood to last the winter. We’ll treat all hardy volunteers to a free lunch for your efforts. Please preregister by Thursday, October 24 so we can plan enough food for everyone.

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 www.dykenpond.org .

Seniors

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Everett Wagar Senior Center – Weekly calendar

2 Roxborough Road, Grafton , NY.

Oct 21 – 9:00 Shopping Day, 10:00 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Chicken Pattie Melt); Oct 22 – 9:30 swimming, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pot Luck), 1:00 Cards/Games; Oct 23 – Mani/Pedi by Appt, 10:00 Chair Yoga, 11:00 Craft Time, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Bacon Cheeseburger), 1:00 Cards/Games; Oct 24 – 9:30 Swimming, Quilting Group, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Cold Ham Plate), 1:00 Cards/Games; Oct 25 9:45 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Fish Loin); 12:30 Birthday Celebration and Trivia

Sand Lake Senior Club

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

We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday Thru Friday on East And Herrick Streets in Rensselaer

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

October 22nd – Octoberfest At The Log Cabin w/ The Schnitzel Brothers (Sign Up Now) ($72 All Inclusive) Call for reservations (518) 463-2166

October 23rd – Sign Up For Log Cabin Trip “Blue Christmas” on December 5th Feat. Rod Stewart And Elvis Pressley Tribute Artists ($72 All Inclusive)

October 31st- Special Dinner W/ Bobby T (Costume Parade W/Prizes) (Meatloaf Dinner) Public Hearing at 12:30 pm Call for reservations (518) 463-2166

Sign Up now for SUNY Culinary School. Limited Seats Call Center For More Information ($55 All Inclusive)

Always looking to receive Donations of good and gently used clothing and shoes for our corner boutique all proceeds benefit seniors

Sports & Recreation

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Register Today for Averill Park Winter Travel Soccer

Averill Park Youth Soccer winter travel registration is open until October 20. If your child has played soccer and is looking to be challenged at a competitive level, sign up today at http://www.averillparkyouthsoccer.org. Our hometown program offers an affordable rate while still providing excellent training with a combination of parent and professional coaches. Games are played at various Afrim’s facilities on indoor turf fields from November until April. Practices are typically held once a week mostly at turf locations. Teams at the U8 through U19 levels are forming and our program is growing quickly so register today! Visit our website for more information to make sure your child’s love of soccer continues to grow during the cold months!

The Arts

10/10/2019 – 10/17/2019

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 eventbrite.com. Members of Historic Cherry Hill should contact shawna@nullhistoriccherryhill.org 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.

Murder At The Tonylou Awards

A mystery dinner theater whodunit. Presented by Schenectady Civic Players, and benefits their Centennial fund. 6:00 pm, Friday, October 25, at The Water;s Edge Lighthouse — Terrace Room, 2 Freemans Bridge Road, Glenville, NY. $65 ticket includes show and dinner. To reserve or for more information call 518- 382-2081 ( Press Option 6).

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