Events

Events 11.07.19

Around Troy

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Troy’s draft riot of 1863

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 10th, at 1:30 pm for this local history talk. While the city of Troy was a bustling industrial center during the civil war period, the lives of her workers reflected the same social, financial and emotional upheaval that had torn the nation apart. Local economic and political disparity had led to the early and successful organization of labor, and related political affiliations. These factors were compounded by the enactment of the first military conscription act in American history, which included provisions that many considered to be onerously weighted against the laboring class. This turmoil led to what has been called the second most destructive draft riot in the nation, necessitating some rather unusual governmental responses. This illustrated lecture by Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, is a true story about the people and events that don’t always make it into the history books. This program is sponsored by the Troy Irish Genealogy Society.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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Veterans Day Celebration

The Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 will host its Veterans Day Celebration on November 11, 2019. The Church Service will be held at the Brunswick Presbyterian Church at 42 White Church Lane, Troy NY 12180. The service will start at 7:00 PM Pastor Henry Kim will be the main speaker. There will be an open house at the Post, 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill, after the service all are invited to attend, there will be refreshments served. Please come out to recognize and remember all those who served our nation.

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Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 Breakfast Buffet

“VFW’s Breakfast Buffet” on Sunday, November 10th seving 8:00 to 11:00. Buffet featuring eggs, breakfasts meats, home fries, pancakes, homemade French toast, fruit cocktail, juice, tea and coffee. Waffles you can top with strawberry, whip cream, vanilla ice cream, or chocolate syrup. “Build your own Omelets” with ham, bacon sausage, cheeses, mushrooms, peppers and onions. Adult regular buffet $8.00, buffet with waffle $9 or buffet with omelet $11 / Children 6-12 $4.00 & Children under 5 free. Don’t forget to place your order for “Thanksgiving Pies”. The Auxiliary is taking orders until November 15th for 9 inch, apple, cherry, pumpkin or blueberry pies, $14.00 each. Call Nancy 518-283-6197 to place your order today!

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Free Spaghetti Supper in Lansingburgh on Wed. Nov. 6

FreeTrinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its 4th Annual Free Community Spaghetti Dinner in the parish hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy, from 9 AM to 7 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. All are welcome to enjoy spaghetti, sauce, bread, salad and dessert. Craft items will be available for purchase in the parish “Holiday Shop.” The dinner is held to honor the memories of Reverend Frederic Leach and Diane Leach. For more information, call (518)237-7831 or visit www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org.

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Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers Perform at Hudson Valley Community College

All are welcome to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and learn more about American Indian history, culture and traditions on Thursday, Nov. 7 when the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers perform at Hudson Valley Community College. The free event is noon to 1 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium on the Troy campus. Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long-standing traditions and culture of their indigenous ancestors. The troupe travels from the Tayac Territory in Port Tobacco, MD with its colorful, educational and entertaining pow wow-style program of American Indian dance, drum and song. The Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers also appear frequently on the History and Discovery channels, and perform regularly at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC and at major Native American festivals throughout the United States. Successors of the Algonquin peoples, members of the Piscataway Nation were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the Potomac River in 1608. No advance tickets are needed to attend the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers performance that is presented by the college’s Cultural Affairs Program. For more information, please contact Debby Gardner in Communications & Marketing at (518) 629-8071.

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Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Announces Fall Festival of Literacy

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s Fall Festival of Literacy will be held on November 14, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. LVORC’s student authors will be joined by Dr. Steven Sandler, author of Tea with Freud. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.lvorc.org. Networking with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 and the program will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. The Fall Festival of Literacy is an evening of life-affirming true stories by our adult literacy students and tutors. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide free literacy programs and services to adults and children in Rensselaer County and nearby communities. For more information, visit www.lvorc.org.

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Ninth annual “Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College” exhibition at HVCC

The ninth annual “Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College” exhibition, a display of military photographs and memorabilia loaned by faculty, staff and students, is on view through Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Marvin Library Learning Commons at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

“Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College,” a collaborative effort on the part of employees from several departments, is an ever-changing collection of official and family photographs and memorabilia of veterans and active military service members with a connection to the college, according to Alice Malavasic, associate professor in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences.

The exhibition, located in the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium on the first floor of the Marvin Library, is open free to the public during regular library hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Nov. 27-30.

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Author Catherine Bruns

Rensselaer Public Library, November 9, 1 PM. Mystery Author Catherine Bruns will talk about writing and publishing. Copies of her latest book, Penne Dreadful, will be available for sale and signing. See rensselaerlibrary.org for more information.

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Troy’s draft riot of 1863

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 10th, at 1:30 pm for this local history talk. While the city of Troy was a bustling industrial center during the civil war period, the lives of her workers reflected the same social, financial and emotional upheaval that had torn the nation apart. Local economic and political disparity had led to the early and successful organization of labor, and related political affiliations. These factors were compounded by the enactment of the first military conscription act in American history, which included provisions that many considered to be onerously weighted against the laboring class. This turmoil led to what has been called the second most destructive draft riot in the nation, necessitating some rather unusual governmental responses. This illustrated lecture by Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, is a true story about the people and events that don’t always make it into the history books. This program is sponsored by the Troy Irish Genealogy Society.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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Ft. Crailo DAR to honor Good Citizen Youth

On Saturday November 9th at the Rensselaer Library the Ft. Crailo Chapter of DAR will honor a senior from Averill Park, Columbia, Maple Hill and Rensselaer for their Good Citizen essays. The program will start at 10:20 am to 11:10 am with a social time before the regular meeting of the chapter at 11:30am. Parents, teachers and friends of the 4 recipients are invited to attend as well as other DAR chapters and members.

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Nassau Free Library Upcoming 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.

Fitness Fusion- Thurs. 11/7, 11/21 6pm

Open Mic Night: Fri. 11/8 6pm

Beginner’s Yoga- Sat. 11/2, 11/9, 11/23. 11/30 10:30am

Ted Talks Coffee & Conversations- What Makes a Great Life? Tues. 11/12 3pm

Lego Club- Wed. 11/13 6pm

Friends Harvest Fest: Book and Bake Sale: Sat. 11/16 10am-2pm

Adopting a Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Mon. 11/18 6:30pm- By adopting a zero-waste or voluntary simplicity lifestyle, you not only help the environment by taking waste prevention to the max, but it can also make you feel good. Simple living enables you to focus on experiences rather than things. Additionally, choosing to not purchase an item (by buying used, for example, or going without) saves all of the energy that goes into producing that item in the first place. This workshop will look at strategies and tips individuals and families can adopt to reduce their waste output by cultivating more fulfilling and mindful lifestyles when it comes to protecting the planet.

Purl Jam Knitting Group- Mon. 11/18 6-8pm

Book Group I: Tues. 11/26 7pm

Life-Size Board Games: Fri. 11/22 6-8pm- We will be playing life-sized version of Chutes and Ladders! Kids 3-10 are welcome from 6-7pm and Teens Tweens from 7-8 pm.

Kid’s Holiday Shop- Sat. 12/7 10 am- 1pm- Kids can shop for lost cost gifts for family and friends for the holidays.

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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Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/10-11/16

Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/10-11/16

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.

Mend-A-Bear – Make an appointment for free repair of your stuffed animal or dog toy! Call 518-369-2488 for appointment.

Learn to Make Origami – Tuesday, November 12, 3:00-6:00pm – Learn how to make an origami cat, a paper fortune teller, and more! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00pm

Wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend! Ages birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, November 14 at 10:30am – Children birth-age 5 can enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building early literacy and motor skills!

Teen Time: Bad Art Night – Thursday, November 14, 4:00-6:00pm – Create the most bizarre piece of art that you can using a variety of materials. The creator whose art is deemed the “worst” will win a prize! Plus, we’ll have snacks! For teens in 6th through 12th grade.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, November 15, 10:00-11:00am – Drop in playtime for children ages birth-5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing.

Perler Bead Crafts – Friday, November 15, 12:00-6:00pm

Have the day off from school? Stop by and make something awesome out of perler beads!

Family Movie Night – Friday, November 15, 6:00pm. Call 518-732-0879 to find out what’s playing.

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Sand Lake Town Library Events

Storytime – Thursdays at 11:30am. Early literacy skills & strategies for pre-schoolers.

Pre-school Playtime – Friday, Nov. 8, 11am. Drop in with your pre-schooler to meet and play with other pre-schoolers.

Closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

Friends of Sand Lake Town Library – Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:30pm.

Stretching – Wednesdays at 11:30am. Gentle stretching and strengthening.

Rain or Shine – it’s Storytime! Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11:30am join Ann Winnicki for her popular Rain or Shine Storytime at the SLTLibrary. You may know Ann from the NYS Museum where she ran her reading program along with the carousel on the 4th floor. Geared to preschoolers up to age 5.

Card Making with Heather – Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6:30pm

Sand Lake Town Library, located across from Miller Hill School, 2nd floor – 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park 518-674-5050.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Friends of the Rensselaer Library

The Friends would like to thank all the venders and community who made our first “Sip and Sample” fundraiser on September 14th such a success. We will be having our next fundraiser “Election Day Bake Sale” on November 5th, 2019 at Rensselaer City Hall and the Rensselaer Senior Center. If you would like to support the library with making baked goods, they can be dropped off at either place from 7am to 5pm. The sale will run from 7am to 7pm. for you to get your sweets. We will also be selling raffle tickets to the American Girl Doll with the winner selected at 7pm at Rensselaer City Hall.

The next meeting of the Friends will be held on Thursday November 21st at 6:30 pm at the Rensselaer Library.. All are welcome to attend our meeting.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Looking to Write? Writing Workshop with Amy Halloran

Liberty Hyde Bailey was a wildly popular thought leader at the turn of the last century, and this newly collected book of his garden writings offers an opportunity to look at the way he looked at nature. His observation style is beautiful and contagious. In this class, at the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, November 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, we will read from his work, and use it as a prompt for our own writings. If you can, please bring a piece of nature to the library and a journal. Could be a rock, a leaf, an ear of dried corn, a stick, a cluster of pine needles — anything that catches your eye.

No writing experience necessary, just bring a desire to consider how our skills of observing can be developed.

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

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, NY.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Author Catherine Bruns at Rensselaer Library

Mystery author Catherine Bruns will talk about writing and publishing on Saturday November 9th, 1PM. Copies of her latest book, “Penne Dreadful” will be available for sale. Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East St. Rensselaer. For more info go to www.rensselaerlibrary.org.

 

 

 

 

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

North Chatham Free Library: Why Does the Constitution Matter?

The North Chatham Free Library has a colorful assortment of fall activities and entertainment for the month of November. On Sunday, November 10, at 3 pm, join us for “Why Does the Constitution Matter?” to discuss the role of the Constitution in everyday life with peers and a specialist in Constitutional Law. Professor Stephen Gottlieb will lead a lively debate about the day-to-day impact of this historic document. What does it mean to say the Constitution matters in this age when there are such deep differences about how to read it? And what does it mean when we say it needs to be understood under current circumstances and in context? Does it matter if people are sincere? In a way these questions really get to the heart of what role a Constitution plays in public life.

This program will give you the opportunity to dive deep into these questions, and others, with Dr. Gottlieb. As a graduate of Yale Law School, working lawyer, constitutional law professor, and author of multiple books about the Supreme Court and Constitutional law, Professor Gottlieb is well versed in how the Constitution affects our everyday lives. Needless to say it will be a fascinating and informative session closely related to political issues facing us right now. This event is made possible with funds from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation. For more information, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or mail@nullnorthchathamlibrary.org, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

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. This week is a special

time to thank and pray for our veterans.

Our Wednesday Hot Mess Crafters meets at 10:00. Join us as we learn from each other how to create for gifting and donating. We have yarns of all colors and weights plus patterns to get you started

Wednesday evening finds us at Bible Study. This week we will study the meeting between Moses and God on the mountain and learn of the three legs of God’s Kingdom. 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

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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!

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Zion’s UCC Holiday Bazaar on November 9th

We invite you to begin the Christmas Season with all of us on the mountain, over looking the beautiful Little Bowen Pond.

There will be tables of gifts, crafts and supplies to begin preparing for the Holidays. We have great deals on wrapping paper and greeting cards! Children’s activities will be upstairs.

Come for the best apple pie around. Barb and her baking crew have been busy baking! Pickup a fresh or frozen pie or two, just pop in the oven, your house will smell terrific for the Holidays!!

While shopping at the Gift Tables, you won’t go away hunger. Crock pots of “Homemade” Soups and Chili will warm you up. Before or after a delicious lunch, why not have a piece of pie with or without ice cream. And of course we’ll have baked goods!

What would a Bazaar be without raffles – we got em!! Take a Chance to win the gorgeous 2019 Holiday Quilt, titled a Holiday Jewel Box and made by Linda Bondi. There will also be other great raffle items. Be sure to fill out the enclosed raffle tickets and either bring them with you to the Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 9th or mail them to the church at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, NY 12153.

The Zion’s United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall is Handicapped accessible and located at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake. We hope to celebrate the holidays with all of you!

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Gilead Lutheran Church

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) – next day November 21st – 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. Next date November 15th. 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 November 10th. An outside elevator provides handicap access. Contact 518-279-9270 and www.gileadlutheran.org

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Mayan Hands Craft Sale

The Catholic Community of St. Henry’s is hosting our annual Fair Trade Sale of high quality products from Central & South America. Come to the community room on the weekend of November 9th & 10th. Sale hours will be 2:30 PM-5:30 PM on Saturday and 8:30 AM- 12 noon on Sunday. There will be many useful, charming and unusual products that make great gifts including beautiful baskets, scarves, handbags, personal accessories, Christmas items, children’s items, Fair Trade coffee and chocolate and more. This sale is a concrete way of ensuring that skilled artisans, while still poor, will not sink into destitution. Your support affirms their dignity while overcoming barriers that often separate us from the rest of the world.

Community

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Sand Lake Veterans Day Ceremony

This year we will be holding our Veteran’s Day Ceremonies on Monday, November 11th, at 11:00 am to honor our Veterans at The Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park. Our honored speaker will be Captain Michael F. Perry recently retired from the Navy Reserve after 28 years of service. He continues to serve as the Deputy Commander for Logistics of the New York Naval Militia, which is a Federally recognized component of the New York National Guard and comprised of over 2,600 members. His past assignments include five command tours, including major command of a Navy Cargo Handling Battalion comprised of over 275 Sailors spanning five installations and three states. and, most recently, six months as the Chief of the Commercial Industry Branch of the United States Transportation Command from February to July of this year. His State deployments include numerous activations to State Active Duty by the New York Naval Militia in support of the New York National Guard during its response to numerous natural and man-made disasters, including service at Ground Zero during 9-11. Captain Perry has earned Master’s Degrees from SUNY Albany and the United States Army War College, Seabee Combat and Expeditionary Warfare qualifications and numerous personal and unit awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal as a result of filling a gapped Air Force General Officer billet from 2016 to 2017. He resides with his wife, Nancy, on Miller Hill Road in Averill Park and has two children, Jennifer and Julia.

Come and honor “Those Common Men And Women Who Proudly Served Our Country With Uncommon Valor”.

Todd Middleton, Commander VFW

Robert Carpenter, Commander American Legion

Feel Good

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He Came Back

My Grandpa died way too early;

His death dealt me a crushing blow.

He was the most influential male in my life,

And, suddenly, he was gone!

I stumbled through the next several years

Without him…missing him.

Then one day, I got stung by a mishandled stonecat

While fishing for bass in our favorite stream.

As I nursed my injury….I heard him laugh….

He had taught me better.

As I continued fishing, his voice kept coming back;

All his lessons for bass fishing were repeated.

He wasn’t really gone; he was with me still.

He would continue to guide me as he had in the past.

And I would guide my son and grandsons

As he had guided me.

The lesson here is that he is not gone;

Those who are loved will always be with us.

– Lloyd Barnhart

West Sand Lake

Cuisine

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Glendora Vegetarian Club

Folks, you don’t know how hard it was to be vegan back in the 1960s. Your family was angry at you. You could not find vegan substitutes because vegan foods were scarce. People did not have your compassion for animals. You just don’t know how much easier it is today to be vegan.

In his book Powerful Vegan Messages, Jay Dinshah says, “Stepping into veganism is a simultaneous three-part process. One part is learning about the gastronomical pleasures available in the plant kingdom so they can be integrated into daily meals. The second is discontinuing use of all animal products…. The third part is utilizing ahimsa (avoiding harm to all living creatures).”

We are so happy now to be able to go into a restaurant and know that everything is vegan without having to ask. This is why we like the new Berben and Wolff in Troy, where everything on the menu is vegan: southern fried cauliflower, vegan mozzarella sticks, Reubens, chickpea salad instead of tuna salad, a Seitan Philly, BLTs, wingburgers, Cubano Paninis. All desserts are also vegan. We did not have such a restaurant in the ‘60s.

The last Wednesday of November Glendora wants the meeting to be at Burger King in Menands for the all-vegan hamburger. Do you see now how much easier it is to be vegan?

Joke of the Week:

The barber asked his customer where he was going on vacation. The customer replied, Rome. The barber said,”You won’t like Rome. The beds are hard. The food is bad. And you won’t get to see the pope.”

The young man was disheartened, but he went to Rome anyway. When he returned, the barber asked, “Where did you go?” The young man said, “I went to Rome. The beds were comfortable. The food was delicious. And I did get to see the pope.” The barber said, “You got to see the pope?! What did he say to you?” The young man replied, “He patted me on the head 3 times and asked, ‘Where did you get that haircut?’ “

Glendora, 518-610-5810

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Annual Veterans Day Pasta Dinner – Honoring our Veterans & Active Duty Members

Join the Sand Lake Kiwanis Club with the VFW & American Legion in honoring our Veterans and Active Duty Military Members on Saturday November 9th from 4 to 7 PM at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall (Rte. 43) for an “All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner”.

Families (adult with up to four children) flat rate of $25.00 – Individuals $10.00. Veterans Eat Free!!

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Melvin Roads Verterans Day

Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 celebrates Veterans Day, 1:00 PM, Monday , November 11th, 2019 at the post, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Enjoy the parade & then stop by Melvin Roads for our ceremony & refreshments. One hundred & one years ago, The Great War ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour. Our name sake Private Melvin Roads died the night before the Armistice took effect. PVT Roads served his country, and gave his life to a cause he believed in. Post 1231 celebrates his service and the service of all veteran’s, along with their families. Please join us as we and our local representatives support all veteran’s everywhere.

The 21st Annual Rensselaer County Veterans Breakfast, sponsored by Rensselaer County Unified Family Services, Veterans Service Agency, is served at Melvin Roads American Legion this year on Sunday November 10th, 2019 . All veterans and their families are welcome to come down and enjoy a special breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 AM with a Ceremony at noon. County, and State representatives will award medals at the noon ceremony to individuals who were awarded the medals, but never received them.

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Free Spaghetti Supper in Lansingburgh on Wed. Nov. 6

FreeTrinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its 4th Annual Free Community Spaghetti Dinner in the parish hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy, from 9 AM to 7 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. All are welcome to enjoy spaghetti, sauce, bread, salad and dessert. Craft items will be available for purchase in the parish “Holiday Shop.” The dinner is held to honor the memories of Reverend Frederic Leach and Diane Leach. For more information, call (518)237-7831 or visit www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org.

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Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Announces Fall Festival of Literacy

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s Fall Festival of Literacy will be held on November 14, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. LVORC’s student authors will be joined by Dr. Steven Sandler, author of Tea with Freud. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.lvorc.org. Networking with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 and the program will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. The Fall Festival of Literacy is an evening of life-affirming true stories by our adult literacy students and tutors. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide free literacy programs and services to adults and children in Rensselaer County and nearby communities. For more information, visit www.lvorc.org.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Grafton Merry Makers Meeting 11/13

The November meeting of the Grafton Merry Makers will take place on November 13 at the Everett Wagar Senior Center in Grafton and is open to all seniors in Rensselaer County. A cover dish dinner starts at 5:30 PM followed by our meeting at 6:30 PM Bingo will follow the meeting This will be our last meeting for the year. We will start back up again in March 2020.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Fish Fryday

On Friday November 8th 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 www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

November All You Can Eat Breakfast

On Sunday November 10th, 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 www.lathamcolonie.com/events.

10/10/2019 – 11/07/2019

East Nassau Cookie Contest November 10th

Mayor Adam Acquario announced the Village of East Nassau’s 6th Annual Cookie Contest, Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at the Hoags Corners Fire House. Doors open at 1 p.m., judges begin tasting at 2 pm.

Anyone interested in entering the contest can do so by emailing cookies@nullvillageofeastnassau.org or calling Tom Kernan at 518-766-5131. You can also visit villageofeastnassau.org/cookie to print out a form. Just Bring the form, a $10 entry contribution and two dozen cookies to the event. Your cookie may become the Official Cookie of East Nassau! A prestigious honor sought by many.

Stewart’s ice cream for all, local entertainment as well as Chinese and regular auctions of outstanding items donated by nearby merchants and restaurants will be on hand as we get together for a good time.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Holidays are Busy So Let the VFW Auxiliary Bake your Thanksgiving pies for you!

The Auxiliary to Sullivan Jones Post 7466 are now taking orders for pies with a deadline of November 15th. Pies are $14.00 each, 9 inch with choices of Apple, Blueberry, Cherry and Pumpkin. You can call Nancy 518-283-6197 to order or stop In to the Post Canteen to place your order. Pick up will be on November 27th between 12:00 and 5:00 in Post Canteen. Proceeds will help to support the VA Hospital’s Food Pantry Program! VFW Post located at 25 Veterans St, Poestenkill, NY

10/17/2019 – 11/07/2019

Veterans Day Luncheon

The Town of Lake Luzerne Senior Center cordially invites veterans and family to a luncheon in your honor on Thursday, November 7th at 11:30

Gary Ferris of Greenwich will bring a World War 11 radio show back to life. Mr. Ferris is a singer and a musician who plays the trombone, horn and bugle, he will perform his one-man “Until It’s Over Over There” and read actual commercials and letters from troops.

This luncheon and show is free to our veterans and a donation of $3.00 to others attending. Call Barb to reserve your seat 518-696-6451.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Veterans Day Dinner

VFW Post 1938, Poplar Street, Valley Falls is hosting a turkey dinner in honor of Veterans on Saturday, November 9 from 5 – 7. Free for Veterans, $10 age 13 and up, $5 children 5 – 12, free for under 5.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Kiwanis Announces Free Meals to Honor Veterans

“Town of Sand Lake Comes Together to Honor our Veterans” – On May 11th 1938, President Franklin D Roosevelt declared November 11th to be Armistice Day as a legal holiday dedicated to the cause of World Peace and all those who fought for that Peace. On October 8th, 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower issued an Executive Order for the first Veteran’s Day Proclamation. In that proclamation the President stated “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this Anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations and the entire citizenry will join hands in a common purpose”. On Saturday, November 9th , 2019, the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, The American Legion Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Averill Park, The Sand Lake Veteran’s Association, the APHS Key Club,, Knights of Columbus and the Cross Roads Restaurants will honor our local veterans by providing a free veteran’s “all you can eat spaghetti dinner”, at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall from 4 PM to 7 PM. The West Sand Lake Fire Hall will be decked out in patriotic colors. Meals will be served by the APCSD Kiwanis Clubs and the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake. The Cross Roads Restaurant will be providing a delicious sauce cooked to perfection by Kiwanis Club members. A special Fallen Comrade’s Table will honor the brave brothers and sisters who never returned from their call to arms. Please join us November 9th and pay tribute our defenders of freedom as we celebrate Veteran’s Day. The meals will be limited to the first 120 people. There will be a 50/50 Raffle by the American Legion and VFW Posts of Averill Park. Admission will be Free to Sand Lake Veterans – Retired and Active Duty, $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and $ 25 for a family of up to- 5 exclusive of the Veteran.

Submitted by: John C. Brownrigg, Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake

10/17/2019 – 11/07/2019

Wreaths Across America Roast Beef Dinner

Please join us at the American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave. in Wynantskill on Saturday, November 9th for our 3rd annual roast beef dinner to benefit Wreaths Across America. All proceeds will be used to purchase wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves at Saratoga National Cemetery on Saturday, December 14th.

Dinner will be served 2-6pm, eat in or takeout and includes: roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, cake, water and coffee. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance (available at the post) and $12 at the door. Presales are suggested as this sold out last year and walk-ins are not guaranteed. For more info, contact Jeff @518-376-8087.

 

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Learn to Ferment Vegetables at the Garden Club of East Schodack’s November 8 Meeting

The Garden Club of East Schodack is holding its next meeting on Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 751 County Route 7, East Schodack. Guests are welcome!

This month’s speaker will be Victoria Boulay, Biology Horticulture teacher at Averill Park High School, who will demonstrate the food fermenting process. Victoria will demonstrate how to ferment cabbage for sauerkraut and will discuss the fermentation process as it applies to other foods.

If you wish to participate in the demonstration and bring some kraut home with you, garden club guests are asked to bring a medium sized cabbage, 2 carrots, 2 cloves of garlic cloves for each jar of kraut. (Optional: onions, hot pepper, daikon radishes). Each person will need at least one wide mouth quart canning jar and a jelly jar that fits into the mouth of the wide mouth. The club will supply the utensils and other ingredients to produce the kraut.

Please join us for an informative and productive presentation with refreshments following. If you have any question, call Marilyn Michaels at 518-265-1525.

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Repair Cafe

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, November 9, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Village Hall, 85 South Main Street – downstairs, in the Community Room on the first floor. 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 in November are electrical and “jack-of-all-trades.” Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? Contact us via email at gina.giuliano@nullgmail.com or stop by the Repair Café. Volunteers for reception and refreshments are also welcome. For more information about global Repair Café, visit Repaircafe.org.

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Annual Veterans Day Pasta Dinner – Honoring our Veterans & Active Duty Members

Join the Sand Lake Kiwanis Club with the VFW & American Legion in honoring our Veterans and Active Duty Military Members on Saturday November 9th from 4 to 7 PM at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall (Rte. 43) for an “All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner”.

Families (adult with up to four children) flat rate of $25.00 – Individuals $10.00. Veterans Eat Free!!

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Melvin Roads Verterans Day

Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 celebrates Veterans Day, 1:00 PM, Monday , November 11th, 2019 at the post, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Enjoy the parade & then stop by Melvin Roads for our ceremony & refreshments. One hundred & one years ago, The Great War ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour. Our name sake Private Melvin Roads died the night before the Armistice took effect. PVT Roads served his country, and gave his life to a cause he believed in. Post 1231 celebrates his service and the service of all veteran’s, along with their families. Please join us as we and our local representatives support all veteran’s everywhere.

The 21st Annual Rensselaer County Veterans Breakfast, sponsored by Rensselaer County Unified Family Services, Veterans Service Agency, is served at Melvin Roads American Legion this year on Sunday November 10th, 2019 . All veterans and their families are welcome to come down and enjoy a special breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 AM with a Ceremony at noon. County, and State representatives will award medals at the noon ceremony to individuals who were awarded the medals, but never received them.

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Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County Announces Fall Festival of Literacy

Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s Fall Festival of Literacy will be held on November 14, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. LVORC’s student authors will be joined by Dr. Steven Sandler, author of Tea with Freud. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.lvorc.org. Networking with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 and the program will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. The Fall Festival of Literacy is an evening of life-affirming true stories by our adult literacy students and tutors. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide free literacy programs and services to adults and children in Rensselaer County and nearby communities. For more information, visit www.lvorc.org.

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Local Quilt Guild Makes Annual Donation

The East Side Quilters, which was founded in 1992, recently commemorated another year by donating 160 handmade quilts to local organizations including: YWCA, Unity House, Joseph’s House, and Saint Paul’s. Representatives from all four organizations were presented with the quilts during the guild’s annual open house. The guild meets in Castleton and offers weekly and monthly activities, raffles, open sewing time, bus trips, getaways and more. The guild continues to welcome new members. Join us and our wonderful quilting community at our next meeting (11/20 at 7pm) More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/eastsidequiltersny

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

DPS Elementary PTO Brown Bag Auction

Donald P Sutherland Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is holding its annual brown bag auction on November 16th, 2019. Doors open at 4:30pm, ticket sales end at 5:15 and the auction will begin between 5:30 and 6pm. Thank you to all who contacted us last year with donations. We need your help once again with the donation of items. We are looking for new or gently used items to auction off at our event. Donation items could be gift certificates, kids toys, gloves, hats, mittens, or household items. Please email president@nulldpspto.org or call/text Kelly Evers at (518)269-8719 to provide a donation. This event is open to the community.

10/03/2019 – 11/07/2019

Town of East Greenbush Raking for Veterans Day

Are you a Veteran who resides in East Greenbush? Are you in need of yard work assistance this fall?

The Town of East Greenbush Officials, EG Employees, EG Police Dept, and The East Greenbush Teachers Association have teamed up to help you!

Volunteers will be available for raking and small yard clean up on Monday November 11th from 10 am to 2 pm.

If you would like to sign up your yard please call the Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreation Department at 518-477-4194.

Thank you for your service!

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Sand Lake Veterans Day Ceremony

This year we will be holding our Veteran’s Day Ceremonies on Monday, November 11th, at 11:00 am to honor our Veterans at The Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park. Our honored speaker will be Captain Michael F. Perry recently retired from the Navy Reserve after 28 years of service. He continues to serve as the Deputy Commander for Logistics of the New York Naval Militia, which is a Federally recognized component of the New York National Guard and comprised of over 2,600 members. His past assignments include five command tours, including major command of a Navy Cargo Handling Battalion comprised of over 275 Sailors spanning five installations and three states. and, most recently, six months as the Chief of the Commercial Industry Branch of the United States Transportation Command from February to July of this year. His State deployments include numerous activations to State Active Duty by the New York Naval Militia in support of the New York National Guard during its response to numerous natural and man-made disasters, including service at Ground Zero during 9-11. Captain Perry has earned Master’s Degrees from SUNY Albany and the United States Army War College, Seabee Combat and Expeditionary Warfare qualifications and numerous personal and unit awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal as a result of filling a gapped Air Force General Officer billet from 2016 to 2017. He resides with his wife, Nancy, on Miller Hill Road in Averill Park and has two children, Jennifer and Julia.

Come and honor “Those Common Men And Women Who Proudly Served Our Country With Uncommon Valor”.

Todd Middleton, Commander VFW

Robert Carpenter, Commander American Legion

10/17/2019 – 11/07/2019

Wreaths Across America Roast Beef Dinner

Please join us at the American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave. in Wynantskill on Saturday, November 9th for our 3rd annual roast beef dinner to benefit Wreaths Across America. All proceeds will be used to purchase wreaths to be placed on veterans’ graves at Saratoga National Cemetery on Saturday, December 14th.

Dinner will be served 2-6pm, eat in or takeout and includes: roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, cake, water and coffee. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance (available at the post) and $12 at the door. Presales are suggested as this sold out last year and walk-ins are not guaranteed. For more info, contact Jeff @518-376-8087.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Kiwanis Announces Free Meals to Honor Veterans

“Town of Sand Lake Comes Together to Honor our Veterans” – On May 11th 1938, President Franklin D Roosevelt declared November 11th to be Armistice Day as a legal holiday dedicated to the cause of World Peace and all those who fought for that Peace. On October 8th, 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower issued an Executive Order for the first Veteran’s Day Proclamation. In that proclamation the President stated “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this Anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations and the entire citizenry will join hands in a common purpose”. On Saturday, November 9th , 2019, the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, The American Legion Post and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Averill Park, The Sand Lake Veteran’s Association, the APHS Key Club,, Knights of Columbus and the Cross Roads Restaurants will honor our local veterans by providing a free veteran’s “all you can eat spaghetti dinner”, at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall from 4 PM to 7 PM. The West Sand Lake Fire Hall will be decked out in patriotic colors. Meals will be served by the APCSD Kiwanis Clubs and the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake. The Cross Roads Restaurant will be providing a delicious sauce cooked to perfection by Kiwanis Club members. A special Fallen Comrade’s Table will honor the brave brothers and sisters who never returned from their call to arms. Please join us November 9th and pay tribute our defenders of freedom as we celebrate Veteran’s Day. The meals will be limited to the first 120 people. There will be a 50/50 Raffle by the American Legion and VFW Posts of Averill Park. Admission will be Free to Sand Lake Veterans – Retired and Active Duty, $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and $ 25 for a family of up to- 5 exclusive of the Veteran.

Submitted by: John C. Brownrigg, Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake

Hobbies

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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. This week is a special time to thank and pray for our veterans.

Our Wednesday Hot Mess Crafters meets at 10:00. Join us as we learn from each other how to create for gifting and donating. We have yarns of all colors and weights plus patterns to get you started Wednesday evening finds us at Bible Study. This week we will study the meeting between Moses and God on the mountain and learn of the three legs of God’s Kingdom. 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

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Troy’s draft riot of 1863

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 10th, at 1:30 pm for this local history talk. While the city of Troy was a bustling industrial center during the civil war period, the lives of her workers reflected the same social, financial and emotional upheaval that had torn the nation apart. Local economic and political disparity had led to the early and successful organization of labor, and related political affiliations. These factors were compounded by the enactment of the first military conscription act in American history, which included provisions that many considered to be onerously weighted against the laboring class. This turmoil led to what has been called the second most destructive draft riot in the nation, necessitating some rather unusual governmental responses. This illustrated lecture by Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, is a true story about the people and events that don’t always make it into the history books. This program is sponsored by the Troy Irish Genealogy Society.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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Capital Area Beekeepers Meeting on Honey Bee Health and Mead Making

Capital Area Beekeepers meeting Wednesday Nov 13th 7pm at First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Rd, East Greenbush, NY

We have a double program this month

“Honey Bee Health Issues: Inspecting Your Hives Before Winter.” Presenter: Joan Mahoney, Apiculture Program, New York State Agriculture and Markets Hear about honeybee health issues in our region from the supervisor of New York State’s apiculture inspectors. This illustrated talk will highlight which signs of pests and diseases you should look for in your beehives before winter arrives. Give your honeybees the best chance of surviving unti l spring!

“Making Mead: A Demonstration” Presenter: Darren Mitchell, CAB Member. Learn how one of our club’s members transforms honey into mead, a delicious beverage made since ancient ti mes and still enjoyed today.

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Horse Thieves Beware!

Tuesday, November 12, is the date for the 171st Annual Meeting of the Sand Lake Association for the Mutual Protection Against Horse Thieves. All concerned horse owners and all others interested or curious are invited to join us. Please help keep this historic organization and tradition alive! The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Court Room at Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 NY Route 66, Averill Park NY 12018.

The organization dates to 1849, and founding members included many prominent names in Town history: Jacob Hegeman, Andrew Link, Burton A. Thomas, Coonradt Snyder, Henry D Uline, Jacob I. Vosburgh, Harman Westfall, Philip G. Hayner, David Fellows, George Uline, William Hegeman, and Wynant Younghans. The original boundaries of the organization included what is now Sand Lake, North Greenbush, East Greenbush, Poestenkill, the City of Rensselaer, and parts of Nassau, Schodack, Brunswick and Troy.

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Weavers’ Guild Show & Sale to be Held Nov 21-24

The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild invites the public to its 41st Annual Show & Sale. This yearly event returns to the Pruyn House (207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham) from Thursday, November 21 through Sunday, November 24. More than 40 handweavers will exhibit and sell their work, making it the largest display of handweaving in the Northeast. Guild members work all year to prepare over 2000 items for sale. The historic Pruyn House serves as a backdrop, with two full floors of exhibits. The Show & Sale will include housewares such as rugs and table linens, garments including scarves, shawls and jackets, as well as holiday gifts such as cards and ornaments. The event features a wide range of gift options suitable for everyone’s holiday shopping list.

Over 500 people are expected to attend this year’s event. The show draws attendees from a wide radius, with visitors coming from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and even Ohio. Admission and off-street parking are free. The Show & Sale is staffed exclusively by Guild members, giving the public a chance to meet the makers and learn more about this craft. Fashion shows (7 pm on Thu, 2 pm on Fri, Sat and Sun) give visitors the opportunity to see how these unique handwoven items can be styled and feature both men’s and women’s fashions. Guild members will also continuously demonstrate both handweaving and spinning using a range of equipment types.

Weavers’ Guild President Nancy Sharples says, “The Show & Sale is our way to share handweaving with the community. We love talking about and demonstrating weaving and spinning, and we always end up with a few new weavers each year. Information on local teachers will be available at the event.”

Thu, Nov 21 from 2 pm – 9 pm

Fri, Nov 22 from 11 am – 7 pm

Sat, Nov 23 from 10 am – 5 pm

Sun, Nov 24 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Pruyn House – 207 Old Niskayuna Road

Latham, NY 12110. More information at www.hmwg.org

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Local Quilt Guild Makes Annual Donation

The East Side Quilters, which was founded in 1992, recently commemorated another year by donating 160 handmade quilts to local organizations including: YWCA, Unity House, Joseph’s House, and Saint Paul’s. Representatives from all four organizations were presented with the quilts during the guild’s annual open house. The guild meets in Castleton and offers weekly and monthly activities, raffles, open sewing time, bus trips, getaways and more. The guild continues to welcome new members. Join us and our wonderful quilting community at our next meeting (11/20 at 7pm) More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/eastsidequiltersny

10/17/2019 – 11/07/2019

Veterans Day Luncheon

The Town of Lake Luzerne Senior Center cordially invites veterans and family to a luncheon in your honor on Thursday, November 7th at 11:30

Gary Ferris of Greenwich will bring a World War 11 radio show back to life. Mr. Ferris is a singer and a musician who plays the trombone, horn and bugle, he will perform his one-man “Until It’s Over Over There” and read actual commercials and letters from troops.

This luncheon and show is free to our veterans and a donation of $3.00 to others attending. Call Barb to reserve your seat 518-696-6451.

Local Fairs

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2019 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair

The fourth annual Green Fair will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 10-4 pm at the Sage College Armory,130 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY. Enjoy one-stop shopping with information, services and products related to living in harmony with our earth. There will be more sixty exhibitors and speakers at the Fair. The Capital District Electric Vehicle Club will have its cars on display too. The Fair is free and open to the public with ample space and accessible parking. It is sponsored by Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment, a local grassroots group. This is the largest indoor/outdoor environmental Fair in the Capital Region.

At the Fair, one can meet both for-profit and not-for-profit exhibitors, listen to speakers on a variety of environmental and sustainability topics while enjoying good food (including vegan options) and drink. The Fair is a “zero waste” event.

To register as an exhibitor, to place an ad in our Program Book, to view exhibitor list or to learn more, go to: www.caseonline.org . Questions-contact: beckyjmeier@nullgmail.com .

Speakers:

What YOU Can Do to Help the Environment: Panel Presentation from local renewable energy businesses and climate activists

The Drawdown Project and What We Can Learn From It: Melissa Everett, Sustainable Hudson Valley and Dorna Schroeter, Biomimicry Institute

What The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Really Means: A member of NY Renews, the coalition that wrote and lobbied for the bill

Animal Agriculture and its Impact on the Environment: Rachel McCrystal, the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Join us for this event and let your family, friends and neighbors know about it.

Becky Meier, Bob Connors

Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment Board Members, 1409 County Route Five, Canaan, NY 12029, 518-781-4686

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Zion’s UCC Holiday Bazaar on November 9th

We invite you to begin the Christmas Season with all of us on the mountain, over looking the beautiful Little Bowen Pond.

There will be tables of gifts, crafts and supplies to begin preparing for the Holidays. We have great deals on wrapping paper and greeting cards! Children’s activities will be upstairs.

Come for the best apple pie around. Barb and her baking crew have been busy baking! Pickup a fresh or frozen pie or two, just pop in the oven, your house will smell terrific for the Holidays!!

While shopping at the Gift Tables, you won’t go away hunger. Crock pots of “Homemade” Soups and Chili will warm you up. Before or after a delicious lunch, why not have a piece of pie with or without ice cream. And of course we’ll have baked goods!

What would a Bazaar be without raffles – we got em!! Take a Chance to win the gorgeous 2019 Holiday Quilt, titled a Holiday Jewel Box and made by Linda Bondi. There will also be other great raffle items. Be sure to fill out the enclosed raffle tickets and either bring them with you to the Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 9th or mail them to the church at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, NY 12153.

The Zion’s United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall is Handicapped accessible and located at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake. We hope to celebrate the holidays with all of you!

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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 ages and sizes, household goods, jewelry, puzzles, toys, record albums, CD’s, DVD ‘s and so much more! The Christmas Room is overflowing.

The shop will be open on Thursday November 7th from 3 to 6 and Saturday November 9th 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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Melvin Roads Verterans Day

Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 celebrates Veterans Day, 1:00 PM, Monday , November 11th, 2019 at the post, 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Enjoy the parade & then stop by Melvin Roads for our ceremony & refreshments. One hundred & one years ago, The Great War ended on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour. Our name sake Private Melvin Roads died the night before the Armistice took effect. PVT Roads served his country, and gave his life to a cause he believed in. Post 1231 celebrates his service and the service of all veteran’s, along with their families. Please join us as we and our local representatives support all veteran’s everywhere.

The 21st Annual Rensselaer County Veterans Breakfast, sponsored by Rensselaer County Unified Family Services, Veterans Service Agency, is served at Melvin Roads American Legion this year on Sunday November 10th, 2019 . All veterans and their families are welcome to come down and enjoy a special breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 AM with a Ceremony at noon. County, and State representatives will award medals at the noon ceremony to individuals who were awarded the medals, but never received them.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Troy Lodge of Elks Craft Fair

Troy Lodge of Elks will be holding a craft fair on Saturday November 9th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Breakfast/Lunch items for purchase along with raffles and bake sale. Come join us.

10/10/2019 – 11/07/2019

Greenbush Garden Club Awards Grants

Each year the Greenbush Garden Club awards grant to local schools or community organizations for educational programs and/or community beautification projects, ideally targeted to kids.

This year the Club awarded grants to the Robert C Parker school for a ground cherry garden and to the Green Meadow School for a rock garden. We wish them every success with these projects.

Money for the grants and the Club’s Garden Therapy program at Van Renesselear Manor is raised at our plant sale which is held in May of each year.

New members are always welcome. The Club meets at the East Greenbush Library. For the months of September, October and November of this year we will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. We hope to see you then.

10/10/2019 – 11/07/2019

East Nassau Cookie Contest November 10th

Mayor Adam Acquario announced the Village of East Nassau’s 6th Annual Cookie Contest, Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at the Hoags Corners Fire House. Doors open at 1 p.m., judges begin tasting at 2 pm.

Anyone interested in entering the contest can do so by emailing cookies@nullvillageofeastnassau.org or calling Tom Kernan at 518-766-5131. You can also visit villageofeastnassau.org/cookie to print out a form. Just Bring the form, a $10 entry contribution and two dozen cookies to the event. Your cookie may become the Official Cookie of East Nassau! A prestigious honor sought by many.

Stewart’s ice cream for all, local entertainment as well as Chinese and regular auctions of outstanding items donated by nearby merchants and restaurants will be on hand as we get together for a good time.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Mayan Hands Craft Sale

The Catholic Community of St. Henry’s is hosting our annual Fair Trade Sale of high quality products from Central & South America. Come to the community room on the weekend of November 9th & 10th. Sale hours will be 2:30 PM-5:30 PM on Saturday and 8:30 AM- 12 noon on Sunday. There will be many useful, charming and unusual products that make great gifts including beautiful baskets, scarves, handbags, personal accessories, Christmas items, children’s items, Fair Trade coffee and chocolate and more. This sale is a concrete way of ensuring that skilled artisans, while still poor, will not sink into destitution. Your support affirms their dignity while overcoming barriers that often separate us from the rest of the world.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

Vendor/Craft Fair- East Greenbush VFW Auxiliary

The East Greenbush VFW Auxiliary is holding their annual Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday November 9 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the VFW on Hays Road in East Greenbush. Many new Vendors and Crafters with very unique items, (many can be personalized) to purchase as Christmas gifts or for yourself. We will have our kitchen open, our famous Chinese Raffle with awesome prizes, 50/50 and Bake Sale. We have a full house and there will be something for everyone. Please stop by – make a purchase or a few- and help us as we support our Veterans, their families and our communities. You do not want to miss this event. Remember the date- November 9, 2019. Any questions- call Lynda at 518-732-2111 or email schoolrn52@nullaol.com.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

St Jude’s Christmas Craft Fair

St. Jude’s Christmas Craft Fair will be held November 9, 2019 9-3 PM at 42 Dana Ave Wynantskill NY. Santa will be there for pictures from 11-1:30 PM. There will be over 45 vendors selling a wide array of products so you can start your Christmas shopping. There will be a Santa’s Workshop where kids ages 4-12 can do crafts while you shop from 10-12!! For more information please email stjudesfestival@nulloutlook.com.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Capital Area Beekeepers

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month January through November at the First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Rd, East Greenbush.

Our next meeting is Wednesday Nov 13th at 7p.

Honey Bee Health Issues: Inspecting Your Hives Before Winter. – Presenter: Joan Mahoney, Apiculture Program, New York State Agriculture and Markets Hear about honeybee health issues in our region from the supervisor of New York State’s apiculture inspectors. This illustrated talk will highlight which signs of pests and diseases you should look for in your beehives before winter arrives. Give your honeybees the best chance of surviving until spring!

Making Mead: A Demonstration. – Presenter: Darren Mitchell, CAB Member Learn how one of our club’s members transforms honey into mead, a delicious beverage made since ancient times and still enjoyed today.

Local Government

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Town Hall Closes for Veterans Day

Debra L. Curtis, Schodack Town Clerk, wishes to remind residents that the Schodack Town Hall Offices, Highway Department will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 for Veterans Day.

The Transfer Station will have standard business hours.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at 477-7590, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm and Saturday between 9:00am and 12:00pm.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

North Chatham Free Library: Why Does the Constitution Matter?

The North Chatham Free Library has a colorful assortment of fall activities and entertainment for the month of November. On Sunday, November 10, at 3 pm, join us for “Why Does the Constitution Matter?” to discuss the role of the Constitution in everyday life with peers and a specialist in Constitutional Law. Professor Stephen Gottlieb will lead a lively debate about the day-to-day impact of this historic document. What does it mean to say the Constitution matters in this age when there are such deep differences about how to read it? And what does it mean when we say it needs to be understood under current circumstances and in context? Does it matter if people are sincere? In a way these questions really get to the heart of what role a Constitution plays in public life.

This program will give you the opportunity to dive deep into these questions, and others, with Dr. Gottlieb. As a graduate of Yale Law School, working lawyer, constitutional law professor, and author of multiple books about the Supreme Court and Constitutional law, Professor Gottlieb is well versed in how the Constitution affects our everyday lives. Needless to say it will be a fascinating and informative session closely related to political issues facing us right now. This event is made possible with funds from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation. For more information, contact the NCFL at (518) 766-3211 or mail@nullnorthchathamlibrary.org, or stop in and visit us at 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham.

School Bulletins

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Annual Comic Hypnosis Show at APHS

Averill Park High School’s annual ‘Comic Hypnotist’ will be happening on Wednesday November 13, at 7 pm in the APHS Auditorium, presented by the Class of 2020. The show stars the amazing Michael Ray, and about 20 of our very own Averill Park students randomly chosen from the crowd. Lauren Meyers, a senior who participated in the event last year, swears that the hypnosis effect is real. “I knew what I was doing but at the time it didn’t feel weird. I didn’t think it would work when I went up on the stage… but it did.” Now, we’re posing the question onto you: is hypnosis real? Come find out for yourself at the annual Comic Hypnotist Show! Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 if pre-purchased, and $5 with Algonquin Middle School ID! You don’t want to miss this family friendly, hilarious event!

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Tom Ross Selected for NYS Master Teacher Program

Columbia High School science teacher Tom Ross has been selected as a NYS Master Teacher. As part of the program, Mr. Ross will participate in professional development and attend leadership workshops over the next four years.

“It is all about collaborating with other teachers in our region, teachers from different school districts and other disciplines,” Mr. Ross said. “I will be participating in an increased amount of professional development both in STEM and pedagogy, and I’ll be able to share things that I’ve done in my classroom with other teachers.”

Mr. Ross brings as much fun to his physics lessons as possible, whether he has students launching potatoes out of a cannon behind school or dropping pumpkins from the football field bleachers. He builds engaging lessons that get students excited to learn about physics.

“You get to see them grow and change, and teach them about things that matter,” he said.

Mr. Ross serves as chair of the Science Department and is involved with two academic extracurricular activities. He is an advisor with Serious About Science which hosts events at Columbia such as Dinner with a Scientist and V-Healthy Day and he helped create Columbia’s chapter of the Science National Honor Society last year.

Mr. Ross is the fourth Columbia teacher to be selected as a NYS Master Teacher (Diana Prout, Jessica Hladik, Heidi Gleason).

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News from Averill Park CSD

Congratulations to Bill and Betty Jean Whipple, were honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award at the 4th Annual Friends of Education Dinner. CASDA presents this award to recognize the selfless contributions of individuals who dedicate themselves to serving students and enriching their school communities.

There are 62 new members in the National Honor Society as Averill Park High School inducted a new senior class recently. These inductees have shown tremendous character and have demonstrated strong leadership qualities. Great job everyone!

Second grader Addison Scribner was the overall winner of the MHSL summer reading challenge. As her prize, Addison was named Principal for the Day and did an amazing job taking over for Mr. Sibson!

As always, for the latest news from the District, please visit our website – averillpark.k12.ny.us. You can also follow AP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Submitted by Dr. James Franchini, Averill Park CSD Superintendent

Mission: Meeting the needs of and creating opportunities for every student every day. #AP_EveryStudentEveryDay

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Ft. Crailo DAR to honor Good Citizen Youth

On Saturday November 9th at the Rensselaer Library the Ft. Crailo Chapter of DAR will honor a senior from Averill Park, Columbia, Maple Hill and Rensselaer for their Good Citizen essays. The program will start at 10:20 am to 11:10 am with a social time before the regular meeting of the chapter at 11:30am. Parents, teachers and friends of the 4 recipients are invited to attend as well as other DAR chapters and members.

10/24/2019 – 11/07/2019

DPS Elementary PTO Brown Bag Auction

Donald P Sutherland Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is holding its annual brown bag auction on November 16th, 2019. Doors open at 4:30pm, ticket sales end at 5:15 and the auction will begin between 5:30 and 6pm. Thank you to all who contacted us last year with donations. We need your help once again with the donation of items. We are looking for new or gently used items to auction off at our event. Donation items could be gift certificates, kids toys, gloves, hats, mittens, or household items. Please email president@nulldpspto.org or call/text Kelly Evers at (518)269-8719 to provide a donation. This event is open to the community.

Seniors

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Sand Lake Seniors Club

The regular meeting for the Sand Lake Senior Club will be on November 14, 2019 at The Church of The Covenant on Route 43 in Averill Park at 12:00. We will be having a short meeting. Following our meeting,our guest speaker will be Peter St. Germain, owner of Brunswick Physical Therapy. He will be speaking about “Sciatica and Back Pain”. We have a light luncheon after his discussion. We have a”Restaurant We Go To” on November 21 at Lombardi’s Restaurant on Route 150. Our Christmas Party will be on December 7, 2019 at The Poestenkill Fire House from 12:00 to 4:00. Tickets are now on sale for this event. Music, Grab Bag, Ugly Sweater Contest, Door Prizes and 50/50. Come join us as we celebrate the Holidays.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

East Side Seniors

Our next meeting will be Nov. 12, starting at 1:00, preceeded, with the Pledge to The Flag. Meetings are held at The American Legion Post, Main St., Wynantskill. Team 4 will be the host/hostess for lunch. Followed by Bingo, you game of choice. The Bocce league is in full swing, all members are encouraged to join the fun and be a sub. We will soon be planning our Christmas Party. A new face is always welcome as well the “old” ones. See you soon.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Spaghetti Dinner at the Senior Center

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Rd, Grafton, will hold a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Profit on the dinner will help fund activities, special events and entertainment. Baskets for the Senior Craft Raffle will also be on display. Tickets for the dinner and basket raffle can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call 518-279-3413 for more information.

Healthy relationships are necessary at every age, but the importance of socialization for seniors cannot be overemphasized. Consistent social interactions help keep people mentally, physically and emotionally fit. Please help keep the programs going at the senior center by supporting this event.

The Arts

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Franny’s Farmhouse Crafts are coming to Sand Lake Center for the Arts Nov.10th

Join SLCA on Nov 10th at 12pm for another edition of Franny’s Farmhouse DIY Make and Take family event! Looking for something more personal for a loved one? Are Mom and Dad difficult to shop for? Well, try something personalized and from the heart. With Franny’s Farmhouse, you choose your craft and their staff walks through the process, leaving all the stress out in the cold. Bring the kids in for their chance to make Grandma and Grandpa something special this year. To reserve your spot, visit www.frannysfarmhouse.bigcartel.com . Tickets are $40/Adult and $25/Children under 12. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY 12018 and is handicapped accessible.

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Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers Perform at Hudson Valley Community College

All are welcome to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and learn more about American Indian history, culture and traditions on Thursday, Nov. 7 when the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers perform at Hudson Valley Community College. The free event is noon to 1 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium on the Troy campus. Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long-standing traditions and culture of their indigenous ancestors. The troupe travels from the Tayac Territory in Port Tobacco, MD with its colorful, educational and entertaining pow wow-style program of American Indian dance, drum and song. The Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers also appear frequently on the History and Discovery channels, and perform regularly at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC and at major Native American festivals throughout the United States. Successors of the Algonquin peoples, members of the Piscataway Nation were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the Potomac River in 1608. No advance tickets are needed to attend the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers performance that is presented by the college’s Cultural Affairs Program. For more information, please contact Debby Gardner in Communications & Marketing at (518) 629-8071.

10/17/2019 – 11/07/2019

Lansingburgh Historical Society’s Open House

Lansingburgh Historical Society’s monthly open house is Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10 am to 2 pm and keeping with celebrating Melville’s 200th birthday we will have 2 young musicians from Troy Music Academy. Hannah and Zach Ryan will be playing acoustical music from 12 noon to 2 pm in the Melville House located at 2 114th St., Troy, NY 12182. Come tour the house and listen to music performed by these two talented young people. The Lansingburgh Historical Society appreciates your $5 donation at the the door. These donations help to support maintaining the history of Lansingburgh for future generations and help in the care of our historic home. For questions please contact John Ward and Mary Ellen Ward at 518-885-4295.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Calling all Superheroes to Sand Lake Center for the Arts-Nov. 9

Calling All Superheroes! Join SLCA on Nov 9th from 12-4pm as heroes of all different shapes and sizes take over the Center for a day of crafts, shows and real life encounters with the men and women making the world a better place! Do you have what it takes? Then come on down and share your super powers with the world. Don’t miss out on your chance to meet some of your favorite Superhero’s. Don’t have a favorite? That’s no problem…Make one up! The SLCA Children’s Super Hero Day is fun for the entire family. Child admission is just $5. November 9th from 12-4pm. Tickets are $5. Child, no fee for accompanying parent(s). For prepaid reservations go to www.slca-ctp.org or call 518-674-2007. The center is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY 12018 The center is handicap accessible with plenty of free parking.

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Comedy Night

Join us on Saturday November 9 – 8pm for our 10th Annual Adult Comedy Night

Melvin Roads American Legion 200 Columbia Tpk. $25 pp, includes: 2 well drinks, sodas or beers.

Featuring Patty Rosborough, Molly Kornfeld and more. Snacks, 50-50 & Chinese Auction.

Tickets available now! Help support our programs for veterans and their families. Sponsored by Riders Chapter 1231, MelvinRoads1231.org, 518-462-7006

10/31/2019 – 11/07/2019

Valley Falls UMC Art Show

The Valley Falls United Methodist Church will be holding the 4th Annual Fine Arts Show on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 1 PM to 4 PM. The show will feature area artists and their artwork. There will be an artists’ reception during the show, and the public is welcome to vote for a “People’s Choice” award. Admission to the show is free. The Valley Falls United Methodist Church is located at 16 State Street, Valley Falls, New York and is handicapped accessible.

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