Hobbies 01.16.20

01/09/2020 – 01/16/2020

Register for Averill Park Community Education Classes

Registration is open for Averill Park CSD’s Community Education classes! The Spring 2020 brochure of classes for all ages is now online on the district website (www.averillpark.k12.ny.us under “Programs”) or pick up a copy at one of the schools or local libraries. As always, you can register (and pay!) online through Family ID, through the mail, or in person at the District Office. We often add new classes after the Advertiser insert comes out, so keep checking the website and Family ID for updates.

There are classes every day of the week except Sunday from January through May! In addition to returning favorites, we also have 7 new classes and there is still no charge for informational classes (although registration is required). Classes beginning in January are: Dexie’s Exercise, PiYo, Learn to Crochet (new class), Get Down with Jenn Brown, Dog Obedience, Anyone Can Learn to Paint, Zumba Gold, Qigong Infused Yoga, and YMCA Yoga for Families (new).

Our goal is to connect people in our community. Even if you don’t live in the Averill Park school district, you are welcome to participate in or teach our Community Education classes! We look forward to expanding the scope of the program and want feedback and input from YOU! If you have an idea for a class or a one-time-only event, a talent or expertise to share, please contact us today: email communityeducation@nullapcsd.org or call 518-674-7191. -Nancy Bush and Julie Ernest, Co-Directors

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Church of the Redeemer

Sunday services are at 8:00 and 9:30 with Father John Scott presiding. Coffee hour will be in the Hearth Room between and after services.

Hot Mess Crafters meets on Wednesday at 10:00. We have patterns for wine bottle covers that are an easy, fun project. We invite you to join us. We have a supply of yarn available for your use thanks to the generous donations we have received.

On Wednesday evening Bible Study is at 6:00. We are entering the final phase of the journey to the Promised Land will learn what God requires of us in times of prosperity and discuss what the Israelites needed to learn in the desert before entering into the Promised Land.

Come at 5:30 to share pizza and salad.

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.


Capital District Genealogy Society

The Capital District Genealogical Society Invites You to Our Monthly Meeting

Anti-Rent War: 1839 to 1869 – If you had family in New York State in the mid 1800’s then you won’t want to miss our January presentation.

Our speaker Michael P. Barrett Board is a member of the Lansingburgh Historical Society, a Past President and Editor of the Brunswick Historical Society; a Past Chairman and Editor of the Capital District Civil War Roundtable; a former member of the Board of Advisors at the N.Y.S. Military Heritage Museum; and a contributing author to The Encyclopedia of New York State.

William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie) 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville

Saturday Jan 25, 2020 – 1:00 Starting with Speaker

Computer group at 2:30

Please join us! The meeting is free and open to the public.


01/16/2020 – 01/23/2020

AP Fire Department Texas Hold’Em No Limit Poker Tournament

Saturday, January 25, 2020 At The Averill Park Fire House. 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, NY 12018 Doors Open at 12:00 pm, Tournament Starts at 1:00 pm, Lunch will be served at 2:00 pm

$125 buy-in ($25 donation, $100 prize pool)

01/16/2020 – 01/30/2020

Stephentown Heritage Center adds Saturday visiting hours

The Stephentown Historical Society would like to remind you that the Heritage Center is now welcoming visitors on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday hours are in addition to the regular weekly Friday hours of 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. These Saturday open hours will offer more Stephentown residents and visitors the opportunity to explore what the Society offers in genealogy research and local history. The next open Saturday is February 1, 2020. The Heritage Center is the former Stephentown Methodist Church at 4 Staples Road at the corner of Garfield Road. It is free and handicapped accessible. Hope to see you soon!

01/16/2020 – 05/14/2020

Capital District Genealogy Society Conference

The Capital District Genealogical Society (CDGS) will hold a one-day Conference “Improving Your Skills: What Do You Need?” on May 30, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY, the Saturday after Memorial Day. Are you looking to take that first step into the genealogy world? Perhaps you are an avid genealogist who has published your own family history. Maybe you have been involved in the field for awhile and want to improve your skills. Have you received a genealogy DNA kit and want to understand what it means? Join us for an educational day of six sessions with nationally known speakers.

Our Keynote is Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, JD, CG, CGL; with co-presenters Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNG, author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation; and Meryl Schumacker, CG.

Sessions include: “After The Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA,” and “Don’t Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law” presented by Judy Russell; “The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames” and “Out-of-State Workarounds for In-State Record Shortages” presented by Thomas Jones; and “Let’s Make Trying New Things in Genealogy Less Scary” and “Strategies for Urban Research” presented by Meryl Schumacker. Your registration includes lunch, morning and afternoon breaks with refreshments. Registration closes May 20, 2020. Visit https://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org for details and to register. Questions may be sent to cdgsconference@nullgmail.com.


Capital Dist. Chapter of the Embroider’s Guild of America

Do you enjoy needlework? Would you like to stitch with others that have similar interests? Whether you are a beginner or have experience, come join us. The NY Capital District Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America meets in various locations and at various times. The Day Group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Blooming Grove Reformed Church in Defreetsville. Evening meetings are offered in two locations: The Community Room at The Terrace at Beverwyck in Slingerlands from 7p-9p on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month and from 6:30p-9p in the Fellowship Hall of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Clifton Park on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. In addition, there are specialty interest groups that also meet. For more information, check out our website at http://www.nycapega.org or on facebook.com/nydcega. Come Join Us!

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