Events 11.21.19

Around Troy

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Literature and Landscapes

In this class, led by artist Joy Ting, participants will read and discuss poetry and short stories, and then, create colorful and expressive landscape art using a variety of mixed media.

The class will be held at the Lansingburgh Library on Tuesday, November 19th, 4:30-6:30.

The class will run again at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, November 26th, 5:30-7:30.

To register, call the library at 51-235-5310, visit at 27 114th Street or go online to www.thetroylibrary.org.

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.

11/07/2019 – 11/21/2019

Hope 7 Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair

Join Hope 7 at Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave, Troy, on November 24th, from 11AM-4PM, for our annual vendor & craft fair. This event will have over 70 crafters & vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs. The first 100 shoppers through the door get entered into a special door prize drawing. There will also be a variety of raffles, 50/50, bake sale, free admission & free parking. 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! Carol’s food truck will be on site for all you hungry shoppers! For further information please contact mhouser35@nullaol.com or lauratbev@nullaol.com.

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. This workshop will take place at the Troy Public Library -Lansingburgh Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

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.

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Stephen King-inspired short films at HVCC

All are welcome to attend the Dollar Baby Film Festival: Short Films Based on Short Works by Stephen King on Friday, Nov. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Auditorium on the Troy campus. The free event closes out the college’s Cultural Affairs Program’s fall 2019 schedule of events.

A Dollar Baby is born when Stephen King allows a fledgling filmmaker to film one of his short works for just $1, as he’s done since 1977. The festival is a rare opportunity to view short King-inspired films, including the Capital Region premier of local author and filmmaker Bryan Higby’s “Here There Be Tygers.” The 11-minute film is a liberating tale from the viewpoint of a child who sees tigers in the school restroom that was filmed on the Hudson Valley campus in March 2019.

The film festival also will include: “Paranoid” (Jay Holben, 2000, 8 min.), known to be a favorite of Stephen King; “Unmeny’s Last Case,” (Rodney Altman, 2006, 18 min.), a 1930s private detective’s life unravels; “I Know What You Need” (Shawn S. Lealos, 2005, 33 min.), a young woman is suspicious about a friend’s “too good to be true” new boyfriend. A Q&A with Bryan Higby will follow the films.

No advance reservations are needed to attend the Dollar Baby Film Festival. Please call 518-629-8071 or email d.gardner@nullhvcc.edu for more information.

At Your Library

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Literature and Landscapes

In this class, led by artist Joy Ting, participants will read and discuss poetry and short stories, and then, create colorful and expressive landscape art using a variety of mixed media.

The class will be held at the Lansingburgh Library on Tuesday, November 19th, 4:30-6:30.

The class will run again at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, November 26th, 5:30-7:30.

To register, call the library at 51-235-5310, visit at 27 114th Street or go online to www.thetroylibrary.org.

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.

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. This workshop will take place at the Troy Public Library -Lansingburgh Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

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.

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East Greenbush Community Library 11/21-30

*Events with an asterisk require Registration.

11/21: Food for Thought Cookbook Club: Favorite Fall Recipe Exchange*, 6pm

11/22: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Discovery Play (ages 1-5), 10am; Friday Mashup (grades 6-12), 3pm

11/23: Saturday Storytime, 11am; Thankful for Crafts (ages 5+)*, 2pm

11/25: English as a New Language*, 9:30am-12:30pm; The League of Women Voters Environmental Speakers Series*, 7pm

11/26: Drop-In Tuesday Tech Time, 4-6pm; Zumba at the Library!*, 6:30pm

11/27: Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Library will close at 5pm on this day.

11/28: Library will be closed for holiday

11/29: Leftover Crafts for Kids!, 9am-6pm; Adult Open Recreation Space, 9:30am-2:30pm; Gift Wrapping, 12-4pm; Harp Music in the main library, 1:15-3:30pm

11/30: Saturday Storytime, 11am; Gift Wrapping, 1-4pm

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/24-12/7

Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/24-12/7 – 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.

Thanksgiving Crafts – Tuesday, 11/26, 3:00-6:00pm.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, 11/26, 6:00 pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Legomania! – Wednesday, 11/27, 12:00-4:00pm – We’ll have our big Lego bins out for this build-a-thon!

Holidays on the Hudson – Sunday, 12/1, 3:30-4:30pm – Join us to celebrate the holidays with a special visit from Santa and light refreshments! Presented in cooperation with the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.

After Dinner Book Club – The Locals by Jonathan Dee – Monday, 12/2, 7:00pm – Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at front desk.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, 12/3, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, 12/5, 10:30am – Children from birth-age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, 12/6, 10:00-11:00am – Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Bridge Club – Friday, 12/6, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

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Nassau Free Library Upcoming Programs

Storytime: Every Wednesday 10:30am

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. 11/21 6pm

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

Open Mic Night: Fri. 11/8 6pm

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

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.

Book Group: Tues. 11/26 7pm

Minecraft & LEGO Club Combo- Wed. 12/4 6pm

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

Cookbook Potluck- 12/9 6:30pm

Teen Movie Night- Star Wars- Wed. 12/11 6-8pm

Open Mic Night- 12/13 6-8pm

Book Group- 12/17 7pm

Gingerbread House Making- 12/18 6pm

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

Church/Spiritual

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Emmanuel Reformed Church Roast Pork Dinner Nov 23

The Emmanuel Reformed Church in Castleton is once again having its Roast Pork Dinner on November 23 with servings at 4:30 & 6:00 p.m. The menu will include pork loin, butternut squash, green beans, potatoes, apple sauce, dessert and coffee or tea all for only $13 per adult, $5 children 6-12 and free for children under 6. Please call 732-7766 for reservations and takeout dinners. We are located at 1150 Maple Hill Road adjacent to the High School, have plenty of parking and are handicapped accessible. See you soon!

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Free! Advent Wreaths & Christmas Cookies

Come! Join us November 23 from 1-3PM for some traditional Holiday fun. All ages are welcome. Learn about the traditional Advent wreath, and make one for your family. Come and decorate some Christmas Cookies and learn the stories about the shapes, so you can share them for your Thanksgiving Festivities. This event is free to attend. Feel free to bring a plate to carry your wreath on, and a container to take some cookies home in. Sponsored by Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Ln

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Thanksgiving Dinner at Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church

The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a family style sit down dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th. Dinner will be served at 2 PM in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

If you do not want to cook, have no one to cook for, or if you just want some company and homemade pie, please come to the Pawling Avenue Methodist Church for dinner. All the favorites will be served – turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash, homemade pies and more.

Make your reservations now for this free dinner by calling 518-273-6859. Pawling Avenue Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue in Troy.

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Gilead Lutheran Church Welcomes You.

Please join us at Gilead Lutheran Church as we continue our 277th with worship and outreach. Gilead is located on 308 Brick Church Road (Intersection of Route 278 and Route 7) in Center Brunswick. We invite you to join us as we continue our missions inside and outside the community and within our congregation. We provide God’s message, in a traditional liturgical setting, each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Gilead provides a free community dinner and food pantry the third Thursday of the month (through December to avoid holidays) – 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 December 10th. An outside elevator provides handicap access. Contact 518-279-9270 and www.gileadlutheran.org

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Church of the Redeemer

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

Our Wednesday Hot Mess Crafters meets at 10:00. Join us 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

On Wednesday evening at Bible Study, we will learn how the Ten Commandments can be viewed as wedding vows and look at God’s forgiveness of Israel’s failings while Moses was on Mount Sinai. Come at 5:30 to share pizza and salad. 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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Heavenly Coffee Served Every Sunday Morning…

Looking for some common “grounds”? Come worship at the Church by the Lake. Snyder’s Lake Community Church offers free coffee AND a non-denominational, Christian service rooted in the Gospel and family values. Join us every Sunday at our 10am worship service located at 24 Camp Scully Way, Wynantskill. It’s the best part of waking up on Sunday mornings!

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Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner at First Bible Baptist Church of West Sand Lake

We would like to invite the community to join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019, for a Free Turkey Dinner with all the traditional fixings at First Bible Baptist Church of West Sand Lake, in Adrian Hall, from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Everyone is invited to come! We are located at 4331 Route 150. RSVP (518) 712-5278.

Community

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Poestenkill Residents

The Poestenkill Bread of Life Food Pantry expresses our sincere appreciation to all those Town Residents who graciously donated to our Pantry on Election Day at the Fire House. Your donations enable us to provide complete Thanksgiving & Christmas Holiday Meal Baskets to Poestenkill families experiencing economic difficulties. Your generosity also allows the Bread of Life Pantry to function as a viable local provider of basic nutritional food supplies & related items throughout the year to Town Residents in need.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and thanks again!

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Wynantskill Fire Department Dedicates New Utility 42

On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, the Wynantskill Fire Department dedicated their newest piece of apparatus, Utility 42, to deceased member Tom Goyer. Tom lived his entire life in Wynantskill – spending 45 of those years volunteering with the Wynantskill Fire Department. Tom was the driving force behind the purchase of the first district-owned fire police vehicle, and original Utility 42, a 1997 Dodge van. The new Utility 42 is a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.

In addition to serving our town through the fire department, Tom married his wife, Judy, in 1965 and raised a family. He also served in the United States Navy, and was a long time usher at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Troy, NY. A heartfelt thank you to all the members of the Goyer family, members of the American Legion Post 1489, members of the North Greenbush Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners, and Deacon Paul Carney of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Troy,NY, for joining us on this special occasion.

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Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis along with Castleton Road Racing Commission Support the Anchor

Sara Westcott, Race Director of the Ken Morgan Memorial Clove Run, proudly presented a check in the amount of $4,450 to Paula Sancomb, manager of The Anchor, Northeast Regional Food Pantry on November 11th, 2019. The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis, in collaboration with the Castleton Road Racing Commission, was proud to sponsor / host the annual Clove Run. The 2019 event, held in August, was well-attended and supported by many local businesses. That support results in the ability to provide much-needed financial aid to The Anchor, Castleton’s food pantry.

Save the date:

Sunday December 8, 2019 the Castleton Kiwanis will be selling Bells of Life as a Fundraiser for Albany Medical Center Pediatric ER. We will be at Crossgates Mall from 10:00am to 6pm. Please come out, say hello, and purchase a Bell! Can’t get out? Some area local businesses will be selling the Bells as well. For more information visit www.castletonkiwanis.com.

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Feel Good

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Thinking Of Thanksgivings Past

There were times when both

The mashed potatoes and gravy

Were lumpy.

The carving of the turkey

Was often less than artful…

Raggedy, actually.

Sometimes, the pie crusts

Were a little overdone and too browned

Even after Grandma trimmed them.

Sometimes, the men….

After a morning of deer hunting

Were tired and sleepy.

The youngsters most always

Complained about being seated

At the “kid’s table”

Nevertheless, this annual family gathering

Always turned out well;

It was a special gathering, to be sure.

Nothing can compare with a Thanksgiving dinner

With family…immediate and extended

Joined together to give Thanks!

Grandma & Grandpa,

Aunts, uncles and cousins

All together for this special occasion…

As always, at this time of year

I close my eyes and enjoy once again

An old time family Thanksgiving dinner !!

– Lloyd Barnhart

West Sand Lake 12196

Letters to the Editor

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Memoirs of an Amnesiac: The Simple Life

When my brother and I were kids in the 1950s, we decided one day to run away from home. It was a cold morning in November when we broke the news. Mom was just sliding our Sunday roast into the oven. She looked up and said, “OK, but be home in time for dinner.” If we didn’t have a grievance already, we did now: Clearly, Mom did not grasp this concept called running away. More determined than ever, Bill and I set off for the woods down by the pond, armed with a miniature hand-saw from Junior’s First Toolkit. Long before our log cabin was finished, we dragged ourselves back home, cold and hungry–but not late. Our warm kitchen and the aroma of roast beef helped soothe the agony of defeat.

Ever since those days, I’ve been intrigued by hermits. It was a thrill to visit Walden Pond a while back and see what was left of Thoreau’s cabin. As a kid, I remember a Thoreau or two around Averill Park. Along Route 150 roughly across from Hart’s Fuel there lived an old man with just a goat for company. When my family drove by, we looked for smoke rising from his chimney, which reassured us that the old guy was probably still OK.

Vacationing in England several years ago, I caught sight of a tiny trailer parked in the corner of a farm field, almost hidden by hedge-rows. It was so small, you’d have to climb outside just to change your mind. I was told that an old man lived there and spent his days designing crossword puzzles for the London Times.

When there’s a power outage, I’m reminded how dependent we are on technology. To the extent that hermits aren’t so helpless, I admire them. Still, I wouldn’t want to part with my friends and the good things of civilization. So I keep betting that the lights will stay on.

Ron McKee

Averill Park

Cuisine

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Salem Church – Ham Dinner

Salem United Methodist Church hosts its annual Ham Dinner, Saturday November 23, 2019. Menu includes Ham with Raisin Sauce, Coleslaw, Harvard Beets, Butternut Squash, Scalloped Potatoes, Rolls & Butter, Pie, Coffee, Tea & Decaf. Dinner is from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Cost is $12.00 per person. Start your holiday shopping early — homemade crafts will be available. Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 518-674-3106, or call/text Carol at 518-330-7609. SUMC is located at 349 Shaver Road (off Route 150). Visit our website: wslsumc.wordpress.com

11/07/2019 – 11/21/2019

Good Pie for Good

The Rotary Club of Cohoes will hold its annual Apple Pie sale. Buy our frozen apple pie for $12 and the Cohoes Rotary will donate the proceeds to local charities to do good for those in need. Pick up your pies at LifePath Cohoes (formerly Cohoes Senior Center) on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. To order pies email applepie@nullrotaryclubofCohoes.org. Help people in need for the holidays!

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Gilead’s Body & Soul

Ah, it’s November and I can already smell the turkey roasting. If you come to dinner on November 21st you will be able to smell our Thanksgiving meal before you get in the door.

The menu consists of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, butternut squash, and cranberry sauce. As usual we have not decided what the dessert will be.

We will be ready for your visit at 3:00 PM and we serve until 6:00 PM. We are located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 278 in Center Brunswick and are handicapped accessible.

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Thanksgiving Dinner at Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church

The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a family style sit down dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th. Dinner will be served at 2 PM in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

If you do not want to cook, have no one to cook for, or if you just want some company and homemade pie, please come to the Pawling Avenue Methodist Church for dinner. All the favorites will be served – turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash, homemade pies and more.

Make your reservations now for this free dinner by calling 518-273-6859. Pawling Avenue Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue in Troy.

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Glendora Vegetarian Club

When all is said and done, the only thing that really matters is how you treat others. Animals are also “others.” Treat them as you would like to be treated. – What are your blessings? Are your blessings not the universe and the fact that you were born alive and healthy? Guard these precious blessings carefully. Go vegan!

A reminder from “Vegetarian Starter Guide”: “The animals we eat are individuals capable of experiencing pleasure, fear and pain. Think about dogs or cats you’ve come to know. They can feel sorrow, joy, terror and other emotions. So can animals we don’t know so we’ll, like chickens, cows or pigs. All of these animals, whether chicken or cat, pig or puppy, experience a wide range of emotions and value their lives.”

Red Robin Song, a bed and breakfast establishment and animal sanctuary, is having a vegan potluck on Thanksgiving Day. Those who attend will not be terrorizing and murdering innocent turkeys.

Glendora will be offering her own Thanksgiving dinner on November 27th at 6 p.m. at 45A Elm St. in the Village of Nassau. The menu will feature breaded “chik” patties, dressing, squash, turnips, peas, mashed potatoes, whole cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

Jokes:

Do you know anybody written up in “Who’s Who in America?”

No, do you know anybody written up in “Who’s Through in America?”

2. It’s fortuitous to be an American. The last 4 letters are “I can.”

3. Dancing is the art of getting your feet out of the way before your partner steps on them.

4. A celebrity is somebody who works all his life to be famous, then wears dark glasses so nobody will recognize him.

5. The doctor told Ed to give up golf. Ed said, “Because of my health?”

“No,” said the doc. “Because I saw your scorecard.”

Glendora, 518-610-5810

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Free Spaghetti Dinner

Free Spaghetti Dinner 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

All Are Welcome. Bloominggrove Reformed Church. 706 Blooming Grove Drive, Rensselaer, (Defreestville) NY 12144. Rte. 4 Across from CDTA Park and Ride Parking Lot

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Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner at First Bible Baptist Church of West Sand Lake

We would like to invite the community to join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019, for a Free Turkey Dinner with all the traditional fixings at First Bible Baptist Church of West Sand Lake, in Adrian Hall, from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Everyone is invited to come! We are located at 4331 Route 150. RSVP (518) 712-5278.

 

Giving Back

11/21/2019

Annual Fresh Florida Citrus Fundraiser

The yearly Troy Kiwanis Fresh Florida Fruit sale is on again to raise money for projects that directly assist Troy area youth. 20 lbs for only $25, Navel Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit, or a Mixed Case.

Most area groups are charging well over $30/case

Orders must be received by Sunday 11/24.

Call Dean @ 518-322-0826 Today!

Will arrive in Troy, by 12/12, in plenty of time for Holiday Gift Giving!! Kiwanis is Serving the Children of the World

11/07/2019 – 11/21/2019

Good Pie for Good

The Rotary Club of Cohoes will hold its annual Apple Pie sale. Buy our frozen apple pie for $12 and the Cohoes Rotary will donate the proceeds to local charities to do good for those in need. Pick up your pies at LifePath Cohoes (formerly Cohoes Senior Center) on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. To order pies email applepie@nullrotaryclubofCohoes.org. Help people in need for the holidays!

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

NYS Federation of Home Bureau celebrates 100 yrs.

The Federation was born on May 29, 1919. It parted from Cornell University and was incorporated in 1956. Various programs were formed to assist women to obtain a higher standard of living in the home and community. The Bureau is proud of the 108 scholarships in various colleges throughout NYS. They continue to help those in need; making items for community service, personal use or gifts; plus learning about health, safety, consumer and legislation info. To learn more visit website: www.nysfederationofhomebureaus.com

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Thanksgiving Dinner at Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church

The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will host a family style sit down dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th. Dinner will be served at 2 PM in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

If you do not want to cook, have no one to cook for, or if you just want some company and homemade pie, please come to the Pawling Avenue Methodist Church for dinner. All the favorites will be served – turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash, homemade pies and more.

Make your reservations now for this free dinner by calling 518-273-6859. Pawling Avenue Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue in Troy.

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Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis along with Castleton Road Racing Commission Support the Anchor

Sara Westcott, Race Director of the Ken Morgan Memorial Clove Run, proudly presented a check in the amount of $4,450 to Paula Sancomb, manager of The Anchor, Northeast Regional Food Pantry on November 11th, 2019. The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis, in collaboration with the Castleton Road Racing Commission, was proud to sponsor / host the annual Clove Run. The 2019 event, held in August, was well-attended and supported by many local businesses. That support results in the ability to provide much-needed financial aid to The Anchor, Castleton’s food pantry.

Save the date:

Sunday December 8, 2019 the Castleton Kiwanis will be selling Bells of Life as a Fundraiser for Albany Medical Center Pediatric ER. We will be at Crossgates Mall from 10:00am to 6pm. Please come out, say hello, and purchase a Bell! Can’t get out? Some area local businesses will be selling the Bells as well. For more information visit www.castletonkiwanis.com.

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

You’ve never visited the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop? Christmas shopping season is the ideal time to check us out. We’re overflowing with one-of-a-kind items perfect for gift-giving. As always, we feature clothing, household goods, toys, games, puzzles, CD’S, records, DVD’s, wall decor, etc. The shop will be open on Thursday, November 21st from 3 to 6 and Saturday, November 23rd from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer and on CDTA bus route #214, the shop can be entered from the parking lot on the Catherine Street side.

We appreciate all your donations but, please, bring them to us only when we are open.

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Turkey Raffle at Melvin Roads

Melvin Roads American Legion is hosting a turkey Raffle on November 22nd, 2019 from 6 PM to ? at the post 200 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY. Three large turkeys will be raffled away to support veterans causes, 16 medium turkeys will also be raffled off. Snacks, beer and well drinks are provided. Melvin Roads is open to the public, come for dinner and stay for turkey raffle.

 

Hobbies

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Literature and Landscapes

In this class, led by artist Joy Ting, participants will read and discuss poetry and short stories, and then, create colorful and expressive landscape art using a variety of mixed media.

The class will be held at the Lansingburgh Library on Tuesday, November 19th, 4:30-6:30.

The class will run again at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, November 26th, 5:30-7:30.

To register, call the library at 51-235-5310, visit at 27 114th Street or go online to www.thetroylibrary.org.

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.

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Transcontinental rail road ties to the Capital District

Poestenkill Historical Society Members we are pleased to announce our speaker for Tuesday, November 26th, at 7:00PM will be Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway Burden Iron Works Museum. In 1869 completion of what was then the largest infrastructure project in American history turned the United States into a true continental power and opened the development of our “Wild West”. Many of the personalities who were prime movers in the project had ties to the Capital District, and our local industrial base provided a number of the necessary parts that made the project possible. Michael is a wealth of information and we know you will enjoy his presentation. We meet at the Town Hall meeting room; refreshments will be served.

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Church of the Redeemer

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

Our Wednesday Hot Mess Crafters meets at 10:00. Join us 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

On Wednesday evening at Bible Study, we will learn how the Ten Commandments can be viewed as wedding vows and look at God’s forgiveness of Israel’s failings while Moses was on Mount Sinai. Come at 5:30 to share pizza and salad. 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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Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/24-12/7

Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/24-12/7 – 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.

Thanksgiving Crafts – Tuesday, 11/26, 3:00-6:00pm.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, 11/26, 6:00 pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Legomania! – Wednesday, 11/27, 12:00-4:00pm – We’ll have our big Lego bins out for this build-a-thon!

Holidays on the Hudson – Sunday, 12/1, 3:30-4:30pm – Join us to celebrate the holidays with a special visit from Santa and light refreshments! Presented in cooperation with the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.

After Dinner Book Club – The Locals by Jonathan Dee – Monday, 12/2, 7:00pm – Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at front desk.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, 12/3, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, 12/5, 10:30am – Children from birth-age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, 12/6, 10:00-11:00am – Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.

Bridge Club – Friday, 12/6, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.

 

Local Fairs

11/07/2019 – 11/21/2019

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is open from 9:00 am until noon on Saturday, November 16, with the following half-priced author specials:   Mary Higgins Clark, Clive Cussler, Debbie Macomber and John Sandford.  Four great authors at a great price!  In addition to these half-priced specials, we have had a large donation of large print books.  Those books are on special for 3/$1!  They are great novels by some of your favorite authors!  Please stop by and check out these new donations and our selections of biographies, historical novels, cookbooks, children and young adult section and so many other sections.  Thanks for your continued support.  See you at the Book Nook!!

11/07/2019 – 11/21/2019

Hope 7 Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair

Join Hope 7 at Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Ave, Troy, on November 24th, from 11AM-4PM, for our annual vendor & craft fair. This event will have over 70 crafters & vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs. The first 100 shoppers through the door get entered into a special door prize drawing. There will also be a variety of raffles, 50/50, bake sale, free admission & free parking. 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! Carol’s food truck will be on site for all you hungry shoppers! For further information please contact mhouser35@nullaol.com or lauratbev@nullaol.com.

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Christmas in the Valley

Craft Fair at VFW Post 1938, Poplar Street, Valley Falls. November 23, 9 – 3. Bake sale, raffles, homemade apple pies. Interested vendors, please contact Linda at 518 541-2588, $20 per space.

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

4-H Winter Fair

4-H Invites all youth ages 5-19: Friday, November 22nd – 6:00 to 8:00pm – Brittonkill/Tamarac High School Cafeteria. Hosted by Clover Kids & Critters 4-H Club – or Sunday, December 8th – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Poestenkill Evangelical Church – Hosted by the Green Earthlings 4-H Club

Both locations will have a community service project and a project that can be made and judged on location by entering in the Winter Fair.

Tamarac location: Cupcake Decorating, Create a Holiday Picture Frame, Writing Letters for Luke to Make a Wish, option to adopt a family through Things of My Very Own.

Poestenkill location: several Natural and Recycled Projects, Writing Letters for Luke- Make a Wish, Writing Letters for a Veteran at the Albany VA Hospital. Please bring a canned good for the food pantry.

To register for event or for more information, please call 518-272-4210.

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Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

You’ve never visited the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop? Christmas shopping season is the ideal time to check us out. We’re overflowing with one-of-a-kind items perfect for gift-giving. As always, we feature clothing, household goods, toys, games, puzzles, CD’S, records, DVD’s, wall decor, etc. The shop will be open on Thursday, November 21st from 3 to 6 and Saturday, November 23rd from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer and on CDTA bus route #214, the shop can be entered from the parking lot on the Catherine Street side.

We appreciate all your donations but, please, bring them to us only when we are open.

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North Greenbush Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration

On Saturday December 7, 2019 the Town of North Greenbush will host its 5th Annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony. Please bring your holiday cheer and help us celebrate. The parade will kick off from the front parking lot of St. Jude the Apostle School promptly at 6:00 pm. The parade will continue directly to Town Hall for a tree lighting celebration complete with refreshments and surprises for the children from Santa himself.

Your participation is welcomed – so bring on your floats, decorated classic cars, and costumed pets and join the parade! If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact the Supervisor’s office at 518-283-5313 ext 10 or email at supervisorsoffice@nullnorthgreenbush.org

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!

Sincerely, Lou Desso, North Greenbush Town Supervisor

 

Local Government

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Shop Small! Shop Local!

As we kick-off the holiday season, most of us will be doing more retail shopping than usual. Holiday gifts and big items, such as appliances and home furnishings are traditional purchases at this time of year. This annual spending, translates into a notable amount of tax revenue for communities.

We would like to encourage all residents of Rensselaer County to buy at local Rensselaer County businesses. One of the most important sources of revenue for Rensselaer County is its sales tax. In purchasing items in the county, we are contributing to the county’s main source of revenue and in turn will aid in keeping taxes down. By shopping in Rensselaer County, residents are essentially paying themselves and contributing to building the economic structure and supporting job growth.

Saturday, November 30 is Small Business Saturday in downtown Troy. There is so much to explore, so come celebrate the holidays among friendly faces and check out the over 60 unique boutiques, and enjoy a full day at Troy’s cafes, bars and restaurants.

Wishing you the best of the Season,

Peter Grimm, Cynthia Doran, Mark Fleming, Bobby Burns, Erin Sullivan-Teta and Carole Weaver

Rensselaer County Legislature, District 1. City of Troy

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November Report from the Rensselaer County Legislature Majority

The Rensselaer County Legislature’s November meeting saw the Legislators adopting two resolutions unanimously expressing concerns for the Criminal Justice Reforms that were adopted by New York State. The reforms will drastically effect how criminal cases are handled and processed by the Office of the District Attorney. Many people charged with crimes like burglary, drug sales, and weapons offenses may be set free, without bail, shortly after their arrest. The reforms will also burden Rensselaer County Department of Probation and the Office of the Public Defender. The Legislators joined in unanimously asking the State to provide funding to cover the additional costs of implementing these reforms, which are estimated to exceed $500,000 per year.The Legislature also accepted over $200k in grant funding that will be used to improve and support the County emergency services such as the Emergency Operations Center, the Mobile Communications Center, and the Bureau of Public Safety Answering Point.

The Legislature accepted over $72,000 for a program to provide veterans with a holistic engagement program and other wellness programming. By assisting veterans in Rensselaer County and by providing peer–to-peer advocacy and supportive services for veterans, our Rensselaer County Veterans Department can help improve the quality of life of our veterans

The Legislature approved the commissioning of a feasibility study to consider the creation of an adult day care facility. The Van Rensselaer Manor is the County nursing home and maintains a high occupancy rate which at times can limit availability for residents in need of skilled or long term care. It has been determined that there is a need for additional adult day care facility to manage the needs of residents requiring medical care and supervision, while allowing them to remain in their own homes longer. We look forward to the recommendations in this study as many families struggle with caring for elderly family members.

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North Greenbush Report from Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo

At the beginning of the month, a “walking out” ceremony was held for North Greenbush Police Sergeant Kate Kuhn. I thank Sergeant Kuhn for her years of dedicated service to North Greenbush and wish her well in her retirement. The North Greenbush town board unanimously passed the 2020 budget at its November meeting. The budget contained a 3% tax decrease and preserves all town programs and services. The town board also discussed an opportunity presented by a company known as First Light to have fiber optic internet and phone service installed for the Police Department, Town Hall and the Town Highway garage. The company has agreed to waive all installation costs to the town and has provided a 35% discount for a 5 year contract . The town should save money and also benefit from improved phone service and faster internet connections. At the November board meeting, I introduced for the third time a resolution to make North Greenbush a “Climate Smart Community or “CSC”. This is a a state program that helps local governments take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adopt to a changing climate. The first step in the process of becoming a climate smart community is adopting a resolution which costs nothing and does not commit the town to further steps. As promised, the other board members studied the program and the resolution to become a Climate Smart Community was passed unanimously. I will take the necessary steps to register the state as a Climate Smart Community. Finally, the town’s annual holiday parade and party sponsored by the YOUth Makes a Difference Committee will take place the evening of December 7. This promises to be a fun and festive evening and will include a visit from Santa. As the date approaches, I will post more information on my Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo facebook page.

Please accept my wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo

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Rensselaer County Legislature Office of the Minority

November 2019 Meeting Highlights:

Criminal Justice Reform: The legislature unanimously approved two resolutions submitted by the democratic and republican caucuses, urging Governor Cuomo and the NYS legislature to review and reconsider the 2020 criminal justice reform and appropriate the necessary funding for the additional costs the county will incur by complying with the newly mandated legislation.

Van Rensselaer Manor: The legislature renewed several annual contracts for the manor, such as podiatry services and laboratory services; as well as the authorization to purchase a new lawn mower and mulch kit to replace an old one in order to maintain the 20 acres of property.

Additionally, as baby boomers are retiring and in need of senior care, the legislature approved a feasibility study to evaluate the need for an adult day care center at the manor.

Employment & Training – An agreement to provide employment and training services to eligible, low income youth, through the ARC of Rensselaer County and the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) was approved by the Legislature. This 100% federally funded program offers academic and occupational skill training, leadership development and community service learning, as well as summer employment for disadvantaged, disconnected youth and those with intellectual disabilities.

Next Meeting – Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in the Rensselaer County Chambers located on the 3rd floor of the Ned Pattison Government Center, 1600 7th Avenue, Troy.

Residents are welcome to contact our office at 270-2890.. www.rensselaercounty.org & follow us on Facebook: “Rensselaer County Legislature – Democratic Team”

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North Greenbush Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration

On Saturday December 7, 2019 the Town of North Greenbush will host its 5th Annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony. Please bring your holiday cheer and help us celebrate. The parade will kick off from the front parking lot of St. Jude the Apostle School promptly at 6:00 pm. The parade will continue directly to Town Hall for a tree lighting celebration complete with refreshments and surprises for the children from Santa himself.

Your participation is welcomed – so bring on your floats, decorated classic cars, and costumed pets and join the parade! If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact the Supervisor’s office at 518-283-5313 ext 10 or email at supervisorsoffice@nullnorthgreenbush.org

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!

Sincerely, Lou Desso, North Greenbush Town Supervisor

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Schodack Supervisor’s report for October 2019

In a continuing effort to keep residents informed of my activities as well as issues pertaining to the Town, I submit to them this report for October of 2019. As always, further information can be found on the Town’s website or it’s social media pages.

I want to start by extending my appreciation to the people of Schodack for placing their confidence in me to continue to serve you all as Supervisor for a 2nd term. It has been an honor to represent you and our Town these previous two years and I thank you for placing your trust in me for another term. I also want to congratulate Shawn Masters, Mike Kenney, Tracey Rex, Paul Peter, and Deb Curtis on their victories as well and I look forward to working with each of you to help advance Schodack.

Over the month of October, I have worked extensively with my fellow Board members as well as our department heads to put together and fine tune the 2020 budget for our Town. We will adopt the budget at our November Board meeting. I’m proud that it continues the long-standing tradition so many have worked towards over the years of expanding services to our residents while avoiding burdensome tax increases. The Town Board’s long-term foresight and dedication coupled with the recent record growth and investment in Town have placed us on some the strongest fiscal footing of any Town in Rensselaer County.

And finally, a big thank you and congratulations to the Seeberger family for all the hard work they did in hosting their first Apple Festival on October 5th-6th since opening Windy Hill Orchard. A great event filled with some wonderful fun for the entire family. Was also great seeing the Schodack Valley Fire Company serving up delicious food throughout the weekend. The Apple Festival has always been such an important tradition here in Town and it’s exciting to see the continued level of enthusiasm from so many local families who attended this year. I believe it when they say they’re just getting started!

Supervisor David Harris

 

School Bulletins

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Meagan Lettko Named All-League in Soccer

Troy, NY – The Liberty League has announced its year-end award winners from women’s soccer and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Meagan Lettko of Averill Park 12018 and Averill Park High School is among those to have earned the honor.

A senior center back, Lettko started all 17 games for RPI this season, averaging 91.6 minutes per match. She led a back line that surrendered just 0.88 goals per game and recorded eight clean sheets, including four in conference play. Offensively, she had three goals for six points on seven shots (4 on goal), with two game-winning markers. Lettko started all nine Liberty League games this season, earning Defensive Performer of the Week once. She netted two goals in conference play, with three shots (all on goal). Both goals were game-winners. She concludes her career with 63 games played, scoring three goals for six points.

The Engineers posted an 8-7-2 overall record this season, including a 5-4-0 mark in Liberty League play. They were he fifth seed in the Liberty League Tournament, falling at St. Lawrence, 2-0, in the opening round.

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News from Averill Park CSD

A number of Averill Park High School students are participating in the “A World of Difference Peer Leadership” training. The program is designed to help students recognize bias and the harm it inflicts on individuals and society. We are very proud of the students involved in this program, who will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our school community.

Bravo to all band and chorus students that participated in the 2019 All-County Festival! Those who attended had a great time listening to your musical talents.

APCSD held a free viewing of “Screenager: Next Chapter” which examined the science of teen’s emotional changes, social media and what can be done in homes and in schools. Afterward, school counselors led a very interesting group discussion. Thank you to all who attended and were involved.

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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Sara Senecal Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Baton Rouge, LA- Sara Senecal of Troy, New York, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Senecal was initiated at Jacksonville University.

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Columbia Viola Player Performing with ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra

Congratulations to Allison Headley, a junior who plays in the Columbia High School Chamber Orchestra, for earning a spot in the viola section of the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s flagship Symphony Orchestra, its most advanced ensemble that is reserved for players whose technical skills and musicality are at the highest level.

The orchestra receives regular professional coaching and performs in the finest concert venues, including the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Carnegie Hall.

As part of ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Headley will perform in the Melodies of Christmas, a popular holiday program televised on CBS6 that has raised more than $8 million for the pediatric oncology program at Albany Medical Center. She will also play at a fall rehearsal weekend retreat in the Catskills at Frost Valley YMCA, an annual young people’s concert, a free concert for senior citizens, and in other concerts.

Next summer, she will join the Symphony on a tour to Argentina and Uruguay.

Seniors

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Sand Lake Seniors Club

The Sand Lake Seniors Club will be holding their annual Christmas Party on December 7, 2019 at the Poestenkill Firehouse from 12:00 to 4:00. We will be having a Grab Bag ($5.), Door Prizes, 50/50, Ugly Sweater Contest and lots of music by Brian Zapel. For tickets and reservations you can call Clara Peters at 518-326-1422. We will be taking reservations up to November 28. At our December 12th regular meeting we will be entertained by The Embellishment” Bell Ringers from The East Greenbush Methodist Church. We will be having a “Pot Luck” luncheon following the entertainment. Come join us as we celebrate the Holidays. We meet at The Church of The Covenant Methodist Church on Rt. 43 in Averill Park at 12:00 the second Thursday of every month. Remember if the Averill Park Schools are closed we do not have a meeting.

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Everett Wagar Senior Center Calendar of Events

Nov 25 – Haircut by Appt, 10:00 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Haddock), 12:30 Scrapbooking, 1:00 Cards and Games; Nov 26 – 9:30 Aerobic Swimming, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Hot Dog & Beans), 1:00 Cards and Games; Nov 27 – 10:00 Chair Yoga, 12:00 Congregate Lunch (Pot Luck), 1:00 Games and Cards; Nov 28 & 29 Senior Center Closed.

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East Side Seniors

The next meeting will be on November 26, at 1:00, at the American Legion Post, Main St., Wynantskill. Team 4 will be the host for lunch after the meeting. Our meeting that was to be on Nov. 12th, was cancelled due to the weather. All seniors are welcome to join us at our bi-monthly meetings.(2nd & 4th. Tues.)

Sports & Recreation

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

ELKS Host Annual Free Throw Contest

The Rensselaer Elks Lodge 2073 will host it’s annual free throw contest on 11/23/19 at Holy Spirit School in East Greenbush. Registration is at 9 AM. Contest is at 10 AM. Children ages 8 to 13 are welcome from East Greenbush, Averill Park, Schodack and Rensselaer School Districts.

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Cycle the Erie Canal. A great fully support ride.

Free to the Public,Mark your calendar for Nov 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Downtube Bicycle Works, 466 Madison Ave., Albany, NY. Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club members will share their experiences on the “Cycle the Erie Canal” ride. Staff from the Park and Trails New York, the organization that conducts the ride, will also be on hand to answer questions on logistics, the trail, costs, dates for 2020, etc. Please email your RSVP to Mike Cronin at flagman715@nullgmail.com. Entry will be through the 3 Fish Cafe next door, which will be open for various libations and delicious eats.

 

 

 

The Arts

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Calligraphy Class With Sarah Gabler

In the workshop we are going to be taking a quote from a book, or a poem and using creative and expressive lettering to make the words come alive with watercolor and colored pens. This class is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. This workshop will take place at the Troy Public Library -Lansingburgh Branch on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

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.

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Columbia Viola Player Performing with ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra

Congratulations to Allison Headley, a junior who plays in the Columbia High School Chamber Orchestra, for earning a spot in the viola section of the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s flagship Symphony Orchestra, its most advanced ensemble that is reserved for players whose technical skills and musicality are at the highest level.

The orchestra receives regular professional coaching and performs in the finest concert venues, including the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Carnegie Hall.

As part of ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Headley will perform in the Melodies of Christmas, a popular holiday program televised on CBS6 that has raised more than $8 million for the pediatric oncology program at Albany Medical Center. She will also play at a fall rehearsal weekend retreat in the Catskills at Frost Valley YMCA, an annual young people’s concert, a free concert for senior citizens, and in other concerts.

Next summer, she will join the Symphony on a tour to Argentina and Uruguay.

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