Giving Back 10.24.19

“Bread of Life” Seeking Volunteers

The Poestenkill “Bread of Life” food pantry, 772 Route 351, Poestenkill, NY 12140 is a community program. Anyone from the Poestenkill community is welcome to volunteer on the open dates to pull food requests. This is a physically demanding task and requires lifting food filled boxes and bags.

We are open three time each month, 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings, 5pm to 7pm and the 4th Saturday, 10 am to noon. If you would like to share some of your time and are able to do hard work to help your neighbor, please visit any open date or call 518-283-6045 and leave a name and phone number.

We have a table at the Poestenkill Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning 9 am to noon. Come and see us there for more information. The market is on the front lawn of the Poestenkill Town Hall rain or shine.

To help raise funds, the food pantry is sponsoring a raffle with a chance to receive 1st prize, an October Get-A-Way weekend for two, 2nd prize, dinner for two at Westfall Station and 3rd prize, four movie tickets for the Regal Cinema, Route 4, East Greenbush. Thank you.

Brunswick Cares Food Pantry

We are excited to share that Brunswick Cares Food Pantry has been selected to be a part of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.

For the month of October, each time a $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger Bag is purchased at the Hannaford located at Route 43 & 150, West Sand Lake, $1 will be donated to Brunswick Cares Food Pantry.

10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019

Cub Scout Pack 528’s Annual Haunted House

Please help support Cub Scout Pack 528 by attending our annual Haunted House. This year the scouts are fundraising so they can attend a sleepover at Fort Henry in Lake George, NY.

Where: Poestenkill Elementary School

When: October 25th, 2019: 7pm – 9pm

Cost: $5/person or $20/for 4 or more people

Don’t forget cash for the bake sale and games!

10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019

Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Chicken BBQ

The Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club will be firing up its grills and selling its famous Chicken BBQ dinners on Sunday, October 27, 2019. This is one of our largest fundraisers and all of the money stays within our community helping to improve the lives of local children. The cost of the dinner is $10.00. Dinners can be picked up from 12:00 noon until 4:00PM at the Castleton Fire Company located on Green Ave. in Castleton. To pre-order your dinner or for more information call 518-732- 4228. Walk-ins are also welcome. If Chicken BBQ is not your thing, we always appreciate donations. Give us a call or stop by that day. Checks can be made payable to the Castleton-Schodack Kiwanis Club and mailed to PO Box 42 Castleton, NY 12033. Like Sweets? The Maple Hill High School Key Club will also be holding a bake sale on this date.

Interested in joining the Kiwanis and making a difference in our community? Community members are always welcome to attend our meetings to see what we are all about. Meetings are held every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at the Schodack Diner. Please visit our website www.castletonkiwanis.com for more information

10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019

Healing Arts Retreat

Healing Arts Retreat Saturday October 26, 9:00 to 12:30 sponsored by Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church 1583 Carney Road Castleton/Schodack 12033 518-732-7754 www.stpaulcastleton.org. Treat yourself to a day of restoration! In simple 1 hour sessions learn useful tips and techniques for wholeness in your everyday life. The Retreat is designed for folks to come and go as they like; starts with light breakfast followed by sessions on Mindfulness (9:30-10:30) and “Enjoying a Healthy Harvest” (10:40-11:40), followed by an informal lunch. The suggested donation is $20.00. All donations from this event support our local community, so do good for yourself and others at the same time! Healing Arts Retreats increase community awareness and accessibility to simple, practical healing techniques and disciplines. Give yourself the gift of time in a clam, peaceful setting and find the seeds of peace and healing within yourself..

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

8/29/2019-10/31/2019

AARP Tax Aide Program

AARP Tax Aide Program is looking for volunteers. The Tax Aide Program is a free tax preparation service for all members of our community. There are many opportunities that are available for our volunteers. Tax Preparers work directly with the tax payer to complete their tax return. Client Facilitators welcome taxpayers and help organize their paperwork. Technology Coordinators manage computer equipment. Local Coordinators who manage the site, volunteers and schedules. Communications Coordinators who help recruit new volunteers. We have sites in Columbia and Rensselaer Counties. Volunteers will receive training. To become a volunteer you will need to register for the Tax Aide Program. You can register at NYTaxAide.org. In the upper right of the window click on Volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide link and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Seeley at jseeley1018@nullgmail.com.

10/10/2019 – 10/31/2019

Halloween Party

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary presents Skaryoke Karaoke with Johnny Oooo on Friday 11/1/19. Doors open at 6, DJ music and dancing from 7-11. There will be a costume contest, prizes, 50/50 raffle, and cash bar. Guests are welcome to bring light snacks, no outside beverages will be allowed.

Admission is a $10 donation to support our Veterans and community programs. Limited reserved seating is available with the purchase of 8 tickets. Advanced tickets are available in the bar at The American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave Wynantskill. For more info, please call/text Nicole at 518-265-6967 or email at LadiesAuxiliary1489@nullgmail.com. Check us out on Facebook “American Legion Auxiliary Post 1489”

Ultimate Shopping Trip Fundraiser for Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry in Troy.

The 2019 Ultimate Shopping Trip to Pennsylvania departs from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms, on Friday, November 1st and returns, Sunday, November 3rd.

Shopping includes American Candle, Kitchen Kettle, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, The Shops at Rockvale, Philadelphia Premium Outlets and optional trips to Tanger Outlets & Kozier’s Christmas Village. Accommodations are provided by Comfort Inn Lancaster – Rockvale Outlet, complimentary breakfast Is included with your stay.

Cost per person (based on room occupancy) – Double: $225/person, Triple: $185/person, or Quad $165/person. The fee includes bus, hotel, and driver’s tip. Limited spaces available.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or Hope7.Board@nullgmail.com

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

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, seamstress, and “jack-of-all-trades.” Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? Contact us via email at gina.giuliano@<span class=”oe_displaynone”>null</span>gmail.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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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.

10/17/2019 – 12/17/2020

Support Local Charities with Your Cans and Bottles

The St Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus has teamed up with 6 Center Redemption Center located at 461 Main Street in Wynantskill to accept qualifying bottle and can donations to support local charities and those in need.

Simply bring your clean, qualifying empties to 6 Center Redemption in Wynantskill and say they are to support the St Jude Knights of Columbus. They’ll do the rest! That’s it! Thanks for your support.

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