Events 11.11.21

Vets Wash Free On Veterans Day – Hoffman Car Wash Pays Tribute to Active and Retired Military Members in Big Way

 CAPITAL DISTRICT – For the 16th consecutive year, Hoffman Car Wash and Hoffman Jiffy Lube will show appreciation to the men and women who serve the United States of America. On Thursday, November 11th, all active and retired military personnel will receive a free car wash at any of the 19 Exterior or Full Service Hoffman Car Wash locations.

Additionally, all military members can receive a $9.99 Hoffman Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change.

Military personnel are not required to present ID; the event will be run on the honor system.

Information regarding the free wash and $9.99 oil change event is available online at

Capital Region Social Happenings November Event and Concert Series

CAPITAL DISTRICT – – Friday Night Events at 7 pm – Picnic at noon at 435 New Karner Road (Hanover Square Building) at “Hill” door entrance. Open to the public. Inside seating is limited. $12 pp and that includes beverages and snacks. Plenty of free parking. Handicap accessible.CDC & COVID compliant. Masks required on everyone.  Call 518-452-6883 for more information.

Friday Night, November 12:  Donna Lee returns to our stage and will be performing an array of songs which will include her famous tribute to Janis Joplin. Donna Lee has performed at numerous venues throughout the Capital District with many talented musicians. She is best known for portraying Janis Joplin in Groovin – A Musical Journey which performed regularly in Atlantic City, as well as locally at the Palace and Proctors.  She will be joined by Tony Schettino, Guitarist and Performer. Their performance starts at 7 pm.  

Friday Night – December 3:  SPECIAL OPEN HOUSE EVENT FOR ALL — The event starts at 5:30 pm with finger foods and meet the Board in our newly renovated Community Room and Stage.  DON “THE SOUL MAN” HYMAN returns to our stage to entertain us with music and stories at 7 pm.  

Leaf Raking for Veterans 

EAST GREENBUSH – The Town of East Greenbush Community and Recreation Department is proud to host Leaf Raking for Veterans this year on November 11th. Any Veteran within the Town of East Greenbush can contact the Community and Recreation office to sign up for this event and have their lawn raked and cleared by our team of volunteers this Veterans Day. To sign up, or if you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Mike Martin at or by calling the office at 518-477-4194.

Nassau Community Connections Community Center Volunteer Training Presentation

NASSAU – As we get set to open the Nassau Community Connections Community Center, Volunteers are needed to staff it! We are looking for Volunteers to help fulfill the purpose of the Center: a place for people to build a sense of community, provide fellowship, engage in activities, and be referred to the resources they need. Volunteers will staff the Community Center starting from the hours of 9am-12pm during weekdays, with the intention of expanding these hours as time goes on. Volunteers will assist community members and help oversee operation of the space, always with another Volunteer at their side.

Join us for this Volunteer Training Presentation on  Friday, November 12th at 7pm and get acquainted with everything you need to Volunteer and help the community of Nassau! Presented by Nassau Community Connections Officers Chaplain Michael Needham, Secretary John Imhoff, plus Treasurer Lori Clark and Joe Gil, our Communications Officer!

CTP Presents “The Thanksgiving Play” at Sand Lake Center for the Arts

SAND LAKE – Join us for this one-act satirical comedy about four white people trying to devise a politically-correct First Thanksgiving play for Native American Heritage Month to be performed in the schools. These characters have to find their way through a crazy thicket of privilege, historical accuracy and school district rules. Directed by Brian and Melanie Sheldon. Rated PG13. Fri. Nov. 12 and Sat. Nov. 13 at 8pm, Sun. Nov. 14 at 2:30, plus Fri. Nov. 19 and Sat. Nov. 20 at 8pm and Sun. Nov. 21 at 2:30pm. Reserve your seats today at

A Blue Star Mothers Veteran Benefit Concert, The Blue Star Mothers Capital Region NY 2 Present “Legends Of Rock, Blues & Soul”

ALBANY – The EGG Hart Theatre, Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:30pm. Come celebrate a magical journey back to the “Sixties” with this live concert recreating a variety of Classic Rock Legends and their hit songs. Our very own Capital District ensemble has been performing for 12 years throughout the Northeast. This Classic Rock Production is arguably the biggest and most believable tribute concert in the US today.

This year you’ll enjoy the memories in a live concert setting of, Joe Cocker (Lenny Thomas), Santana, Neil Young(Scott Garling), Linda Ronstadt (Fran O’Neill), Janis Joplin (Alison Jacobs),  David Clayton, Thomas (BS&T), Eric Burdon (Kris Coleman), Aretha Franklin (Mercedes Williams), Ian Anderson  (Jethro Tull), Mick Jagger (Tommy Love), Jim Morrison (Gary Weinlein).  

Classic Rock Productions always support our veterans. Proceeds from this performance will benefit the Capital Regions “Blue Star Mothers of America”.

Information: Gary Weinlein / Director at 518-859-6063 / 

     Donna Abare / Blue Star Mothers President at 518-852 8145   

Trinity Lansingburgh Holiday Fair

LANSINGBURGH – Trinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its Holiday Fair in the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy, from 9 AM until 2 PM on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Holiday hand-crafted items and homemade baked goods will be available for purchase. Three raffles will be held: basket, turkey and 50/50. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Masks are required within the Parish Hall. For more information call (518)237-7831 or visit

Zion’s UCC of Taborton Holiday Bazaar

SAND LAKE – Join us from 10am to 3pm on Saturday November 13th for our annual holiday bazaar at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake, for many of your holiday needs, including holiday décor & gifts, Christmas wrapping paper, cards, and supplies. Visit our baked goods table, children’s craft table and enjoy our homemade soups, sandwiches, hotdogs, and slice of apple pie for lunch. Whole apple pies are available to take home. Raffle items include a holiday quilt by Linda Bondi and gift certificates to local businesses.

NYS Snowmobile Safety Class

GRAFTON – On Saturday, November 13th, the Grafton Trailblazers Snowmobile Club will host a NYS Youth Snowmobile Safety Class for youth ages 10-17. Students must be at least 10 years old the day of the class. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate. The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall on South Road from 8:15 to approximately 4:30pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructors Jim Blessing and Dominic Jacangelo. The course will cover topics such as NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, trail etiquette, maintenance and repair, trailering, etc. To register on-line, go to the club web site: Space is limited, so no walk-ins please. The course is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Masks required.

Nassau Scout Food Drive

NASSAU – Attention Nassau Residents, Please mark your calendar now! BSA Troop 166 of Nassau Food Drive Saturday, November 13 – BSA Troop 166 of Nassau is participating in the Scouting for Food Drive. Our goal is to collect as many items of non-perishable food as possible to help our hungry neighbors. The need is greater now than ever! Donations may be dropped off on Saturday, November 13, from 9am-2pm at the following COVID-SAFE drive-thru drop-off location: Nassau Village Commons Pavilion, John St. (next to Post Office). Scouts will be available to remove donations from your car. Please have donations in bags or boxes in your trunk. Please help if you can! Thank you for your support!

Highlight Acting Troupe to Hold Auditions for C-Rhyme and Pun-ishment

TROY – Auditions will be held on Thursday, November 11th from 6:30-8:30PM as well as Saturday, November 13th from 1-3 for C-Rhyme and Pun-ishment written by Jane & Jim Jefferies. They will be held at the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church on Hoosick St. in Troy NY. Roles for both Adults and Children (large cast). The show will be directed by Christine & Ethel LeVan. Any questions contact Christine at 518-301-0789.

In the nursey rhyme justice system, the people are represented by two separate groups, the detective and the prosecute. The inspector & Punnish Sir have been called into investigate a crime where Humpty Dumpy has been found shattered & foul play is suspected. Can they solve the C-Ryhme?

Community Caregivers’ Lunchtime Chat Schedule November 2021

RENSSEALER COUNTY – All are welcome! Please dial-in to hear about interesting topics – it’s free and easy to join! Simply call 518-992-6661. Or let us know if you want us to dial you in!

Friday, Nov. 12, 1 pm – Travel to Normandy, France

Tues, Nov. 16, 1 pm – The Legend of the Lost City of Atlantis

Friday, Nov. 19, 1 pm – Old Time Radio: Our Miss Brooks

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1 pm – Thanksgiving Traditions (and some not-so-traditional!)

Friday, Nov. 26,  NO LUNCHTIME CHAT – Thanksgiving Weekend

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1 pm – Amelia Earhart, American Aviator

Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild Holds 43rd Annual Show & Sale

NORTH GREENBUSH – The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild invites the public to its 43rd Annual Show & Sale, held Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 14.  Big changes are in store for this year’s event, as the Show & Sale moves to Pat’s Barn in the Rensselaer Tech Park in North Greenbush. 

After going virtual for the 2020 Show & Sale, the Guild is thrilled to be back in person at a new, larger venue.  After outgrowing its previous home, the event moves to an equally historic, new location of Pat’s Barn, which offers better accessibility (including an elevator), more space, and ample free parking.  More than 40 handweavers will exhibit and sell their work at the Show & Sale, making it the largest display of handweaving in the Northeast.  Guild members work all year to prepare over 2500 items for sale.

Pat’s Barn, a 200 year old landmark, serves as the new home of the event, 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.  Daily fashion shows 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.    

For a preview of the event, check out the Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild Youtube channel, which includes interviews, demonstrations and other content produced for the 2020 virtual Show & Sale. COVID-19 NOTICE: Proof of vaccination and masks required for all attendees.

Event Hours – Friday, November 12 from 2 – 8:30 pm; Saturday, November 13 from 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, November 14 from 10 am – 4 pm

Event Location-  Pat’s Barn, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy NY 12180.

Friends’ Annual Harvest 2021

NASSAU – The Friends of the Nassau Free Library invite you to our annual Harvest Fest, Saturday November 13, 2021. This year the event will be held at the Chandler Young VFW Hall Rt. 20, Nassau, NY. Once again we are offering per-ordered, frozen pies which can be picked up at the Harvest Fest. This year 8-10 vendors will offer goods for sale. Artisans and Crafter’s offerings will include; candles, knitting goods, ornaments, wreaths, paintings, baby items, table runners, crocheted items, jewelry and quilted items just to name a few. Music will be provided by a variety of our talented neighbors. Cider and donuts will be available for a small price.

Doors open at 9:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM and lots of parking is available along with handicap accessibility.

To pre–order pies: pick up an order blank at the Nassau Free Library, or online at or from a member of the Friends. Pies must be prepaid at time of order and deadline for orders is November 7th. If pies cannot be picked up on November 13, prior arrangements must be made. This year we have: 10” pies: Apple, Apple crisp, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blueberry, Cherry, Very Berry and 6” Strawberry Rhubarb pies.

We will also be holding the drawing for the winner of our Winter in Upstate quilt at this event (last chance to buy a raffle ticket!).

We request that all vendors be vaccinated and all participants wear masks unless eating. Come join the fun!

Winter Wreath-Making Workshops with Rensselaer Plateau Alliance

PETERSBURGH – Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area, Petersburgh— Choose from: Saturday, November 13, 10 am or 1 pm; OR Sunday, November 14, 11 am. You are warmly invited to attend one of this year’s wreath making workshops at Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area in Petersburg. Come learn to make a fragrant balsam wreath to last the entire season with a variety of fresh evergreens. Learn about local trees – is this a balsam, a white pine, or a spruce? – and celebrate local forests. A note on Covid precautions for these workshops: weather permitting, weather permitting, there will be a table outside for people who prefer not to be indoors. Masks will be required inside the building. Learn more/register at 

Poestenkill Town Resident’s Only…. The Town of Poestenkill is Sponsoring an Electronics Recycling Program

POESTENKILL – Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event will be held at the Poestenkill Town Hall, located at 38 Davis Drive. We will be accepting anything with a Board or a Cord and any Scrap Metal The following items are FREE: Computers, Docking Stations, Tablets, MP3 Players, Servers, Cable/Wiring, Office Equipment, Projectors, Computer Speakers, Radios, Routers, Cell Phones, lead acid & lithium ion batteries (no rechargeable batteries), SD cards.  TV’S ARE NOT ACCEPTED. This service is being provided by Capital Region Electronics Recycling. For more information, please call Sue Horton, Town Clerk at 518-283-5119 or visit

November Mindful Nature Walk

EAST NASSAU – Albert Family Community Forest, East Nassau — Saturday, November 13, 10 am – 12:30 pm. With Sandy Wilson. Nature has the ability to calm, inspire, and restore us in all seasons — so let’s take some much-needed time to receive what is offered. Join Sandy on a slow and gentle autumn walk, opening our senses to all that we discover. Pre-registration required. Learn more/register at

LVORC Event to Support Adult Literacy Programs in Albany County and Rensselaer County 

TROY – The Fall Festival of Literacy will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. There will be a virtual option for those who do not want to attend in person. We will be joined this year by Carol R. Daggs, author of Saratoga Soul Brandtville Blues.

Join us at 11:30 for a cash bar and delicious boxed lunch prepared by the chefs of the Hilton Garden Inn. Those wishing to attend virtually can pick up their boxed lunch at the Hilton prior to the event. The program will begin at 12:00 noon. Those attending online will receive the link in advance.

The Fall Festival of Literacy presents life-affirming true stories by our adult literacy students and tutors. Find out how literacy has changed lives for the better. This is a chance for the community to affirm our students for their accomplishments. Proceeds from this event will help to fund Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s programs and services for adults and children in Rensselaer County and Albany County.

To purchase tickets, visit https:/

For more information, call (518) 244-4650 or contact

Holiday Balsam Fir Wreath Sale to Benefit Friends of the Dyken Pond Center

Grafton –The Friends of the Dyken Pond Center are selling holiday balsam fir wreaths. Proceeds from sales are used to support the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center activities, such as scholarships for school classes to attend field trips and trail improvements. Each lush 18-inch wreath will be crafted with aromatic balsam fir, pine cones, berries, a large red bow and a collectible handmade nature ornament to be cherished for years to come. This is a pre-order sale and all wreaths must be ordered by November 14th. Cost is $30. Larger wreath sizes available upon request. Wreaths can be picked up at Roxborough Holdings (former Grafton Elementary) 13 Babcock Lake Rd., Petersburg, NY on Nov. 20 from 11-1pm or in Troy on Nov. 22 from 12-2pm. Pay on line or order forms can be downloaded from our website at You may also request order forms by contacting the Center at 658-2055 or

Dyken Pond Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing and non-motor boating.

The Capital District Humanist Society Presents: Weirdness!: What Fake Science and the Paranormal Tell Us About the Nature of Science

CAPITAL DISTRICT – In a world full of weird claims and wild conspiracy theories, scientists, pundits, and activists can’t simply ask the public to trust science, but must communicate how science works and why it is essential. Weirdness! explores many of the odd beliefs that large sections of the public accepts, but the scientific mainstream rejects.

Taner Edis, born in Istanbul, holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Johns Hopkins University. He is professor of physics at Truman State University, and researches the philosophy and history of science. 

Edis has written extensively about religious and paranormal claims, the rise of Islamist politics, and anti-evolutionary thought.  His books include The Ghost in the Universe: God in Light of Modern Science; Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism, co-edited with Matt Young; Science and Nonbelief; An Illusion of Harmony: Science and Religion in Islam; and Islam Evolving: Radicalism, Reformation, and the Uneasy Relationship with the Secular West.  His newest book, Wierdness!, came out in October.

This program will take place online, via Zoom, on Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at 1 PM, EST.   Current paid CDHS members will automatically receive an invite to the meeting via e mail.  Anyone who is not a paid member of CDHS can attend.  Simply log onto our Meetup page, and use the RSVP function, and the link to the meeting will be available.

Girls November/December Lacrosse

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland Lacrosse will be running girl’s lacrosse programs this winter on Sunday mornings starting on November 14, 2021 & ending on January 2, 2022 at the All Star Academy in Latham.  Levels include: • Leagues for youth grades 4 – 6th, & modified/JV grades 7-9th & a Varsity league.  • An advanced skills and drills program designed for players who want to take his game to the next level – grades 6 – 8th and 9 – 12th. • Instructional programs for novice players’ grades 4 – 6 & 7  – 11 • Instructional programs for beginner  grades 4 – 6, & 7 – 11  • A co-ed k-5th learn to play program. For more information go to or Email us at  

Girls November/December Field Hockey

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland Field Hockey will be running girls Field Hockey programs this winter on Sunday mornings starting on November 14, 2021 & ending on January 2, 2022 at the All Star Academy in Latham.  Levels include: League for modified/ JV grades 7-9. • An advanced skills and drills program designed for players who want to take his game to the next level – grades 6 – 8th and 9 – 11. • Instructional programs for novice players’ grades 5 – 7 & 8 – 11 . • Instructional programs for beginner  grades 4 – 6, & 7 – 11  • Learn to play beginner program grades K – 3: for all young players who want to learn how to play in a friendly fun atmosphere.  The Emphasis is on Fun. For more information go to or Email us at  

Boys November/December Lacrosse

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland Lacrosse will be running boy’s lacrosse programs this winter on Sunday mornings starting on November 17, 2021 & ending on January 2, 2022 at the All Star Academy in Latham.  Levels include:  Levels include: • Coaches’ corner grades 4 – 6, & 7– 9 advanced skill program that has varsity-level coaches recreate a set of advanced-level practices full of skills & drills that players need to for the next level.   • Instructional programs for novice players’ grades 6 – 9, & 2 – 5th . • Instructional programs for beginner  grades 6 – 10, & 2 – 5th  • A co-ed k-5th learn to play program.  For more information go to or Email us at  

Our Northeastern Bats at Rensselaer Plateau Alliance

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Who they are, how we protect them, and the tragedy of the White Nose Syndrome, via Zoom—Thursday, November 18, 7 pm. Emily Davis and Mike Warner have worked with New York State DEC on bat counts for many years. Both have worked as technicians for private companies studying bats and gating caves to protect the bats that hibernate there. In addition, they are office managers for the Northeast Bat Working Group – all while running a bat-themed specialty business selling worldwide. Pre-registration required. Register at

The Pittstown Historical Society has Planned ghe Following Event

PITTSTOWN – “The Real Natty Bumppo” is the topic of a lecture to be held on November 18th at the Pittstown Town Hall in Tomhannock at 7:30 PM. The story of how a long standing dispute about the identity of the real Natty Bumppo will be presented by Joyce Brewer and Corinne Eldred of the Hoosick Township Historical Society. You will learn about the competitive spirit that existed between Hoosick Falls and Cooperstown, NY in claiming Natty as their own. Natty is the protagonist in James Fenimore Cooper’s novels, the Leatherstocking Tales. Back in 1865 it was reported that the citizens of Hoosick Falls were starting a movement to erect a monument marking the grave of Nathaniel Shipman, who locals believed to be the original “Natty Bumppo” buried there in 1809. The century long, unresolved dispute has most recently been addressed by the town of Hoosick, giving Mr. Shipman his rightful place in history.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Pittstown Historical Society. For further information, email: or call Connie Kheel at: 518-686-7514.

Saratoga Voices Heroic Handel 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – On Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Voices is performing a semi-staged version of Handel’s oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus.  This oratorio, composed in 1746, has become Handel’s most popular oratorio, second only to The Messiah.

To perform two of the lead roles, Saratoga Voices has engaged the talent of two internationally renowned vocal artists with strong dramatic experience.  Tenor Thomas Cooley sings the title role of Judas Maccabaeus and baritone Jesse Blumberg sings the equally heroic role of Simon, the brother of Judas. Tickets for Heroic Handel! Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus ($40/$35 seniors) can be purchased at the UPH box office – – or by calling the box office at 518-346-6204.  Seating is open, and the hall is fully accessible. 

November 2021 Meeting for the Capital District Genealogical Society

CAPITAL DISTRICT –  Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1:00pm. Online Zoom Meeting. CDGS meetings are presently held on Zoom. Registration is free and will open to the public on 15 November 2021. See under meetings and events. There is a 100 person limit. Topic: Don’t Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law. Judy Russell “The Legal Genealogist” will present on techniques for genealogists to find those elusive female ancestors.

Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Sunday, November 21 at 6 p.m. Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine by Larry Dossey, M.D. Hosted on Zoom by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. Call or use the Contact us form at for Meeting ID and discussion questions. For more information, visit our group, Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures or call (518) 366-9918.

Hope 7 Community Center’s Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair

TROY – Join Hope 7 Community Center on November 21, 2021, from 11:00-4:00pm, at Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave, Troy, for our annual vendor & craft fair. This event will have 60+ crafters & vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs.  

The first 100 shoppers through the door will be entered into a special door prize drawing. There will also be a variety of raffles, 50/50, bake sale, free admission & ample parking. Food will be available to purchase. Proceeds from this event to benefit Hope 7’s food pantry. Bring an unwrapped toy for our pantry’s Santa Shop and receive 5 free raffles tickets! For further information please contact or

Community Caregivers November 2021 Volunteer Orientation Sessions 

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Can you spare an hour or two a month to help your community? Our volunteers make friendly phone calls & visits, grocery shop and drive our neighbors* to medical appointments. Orientation is a first step in volunteering with us. Please allow 45 minutes. Please register at the email below or by calling 518-456-2898. Individual sessions are available upon request by emailing Meredith Osta at: November 23, 12 p.m. via Zoom. Link to be sent via email prior to the session. We look forward to meeting you! *Serving Albany & Rensselaer Counties Community Caregivers is a non-profit agency supported by community donations, and grants from The Albany County Department for Aging, the NYS Department of Health and Office for the Aging & the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Thanksgiving Pies by the VFW Auxiliary to Sullivan Jones Post 7466

POESTENKILL – Holidays are busy so let the VFW Auxiliary to Sullivan Jones Post 7466 bake your pies for you!  9” pies, blueberry, apple, cherry, pumpkin and are $15.00 each. Call Nancy 518-283-6197 to place your order. Pick up you pies at 25 Veterans Street, Poestenkill on November 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 or November 24th from 12:00 to 5:00.

Stephentown Lighted Parade

STEPHENTOWN – Kick off the holiday season with the Stephentown Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 27.

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus by decorating a tractor, side-by-side, float, fire truck, or car with lights and parade through town from Stephentown Fire Hall to the Veterans Park. Or line the streets to watch the parade! The parade steps off at 5:30 PM.

The parade will culminate with the Annual Tree Lighting at the Veterans Park at 6 PM followed by carols, cookies, and cocoa.

If you’re interested in participating in the lighted parade, register by November 20 at

Holiday Book Bonanza

East Greenbush –  To all children’s book lovers: Meet several authors and find a special book for your loved ones at the Holiday Book Bonanza on Nov. 27 (Small Business Saturday). Visit the Country Trunk, 705 Columbia Tpk, East Greenbush, NY. Shop local in the holiday spirit for children’s books and other gifts from 10a-4p. Get your books signed, enjoy complimentary gift wrapping, and a warm beverage and treat. Give the gift of reading! For more info, contact

65th Annual Greens Show at The Hart Cluett Mansion

TROY – This year, the Van Rensselaer Garden Club is delighted to announce the 65th Annual Greens Show! 12 rooms inside the Marble House at the Hart Cluett Museum, 57 Second Street, Downtown Troy,  will be decorated for the holidays with a Children’s Holiday Storybooks theme.

The event takes place Thursday, December 2 from 12pm-8pm and Friday to Sunday, December 3-5 from 12pm-5pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children16 and under. Holiday gift shop, handmade decorated wreaths & creative expressions arrangements will be available daily. Room decor & tree sales also available. Masks required. Visit for purchase and additional information. 518-272-7232 ext 18.


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