Hobbies 08.15.19

Scots-Irish Immigration Presentation

The Capital District Genealogical Society cordially invites you to join us for Scots-Irish Immigration, the Old New York   Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre

Speaker: Terry McMaster, an independent researcher examining ethnicity, settlement patterns and family connections throughout the Mohawk and Upper Susquehanna Valleys prior to and during the American Revolution.

Saturday August 24, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library

629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville (near Times Union) Refreshments following speaker

Computer Resources Group 2:30 PM          

Please join us! The meetings are free and open to the public.


Clog Dancing

It’s fun!! It’s fitness!! It’s clog dancing!! Clogging is a type of folk dancing that draws on many different traditions and has evolved into a truly American art form. It is a community–based activity that offers exercise, stress release, and great family fun that appeals to all ages.

Please join us at the Brittonkill (Tamarac) School for a 12 week beginner course starting on Tuesday, September 17, from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. Our class is open to anyone 7 years of age and older. We have many children, parents, and grandparents who love to clog!! For more information, please contact Fran Beaudoin by email at franb@nullnycap.rr.com or by telephone at 518-279-3067.

Great Tomato Tasting

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will present the program “Great Tomato Tasting” on Tuesday, August 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  What’s your favorite tomato?  Come find out by tasting a wide variety of delicious tomatoes grown by Master Gardeners.  We’ll have some old favorites as well as some new top picks.  We’ll also talk about tomato growing challenges, so bring us your tired, your diseased, your dead specimens, yearning to be compost.

This program is FREE to the public and will be held outdoors at the Demonstration Garden at the Robert C. Parker School, 4254 Route 43, North Greenbush. Rain or inclement weather at the start of the program may cancel it.  Limited seating provided; bring your own lawn chair.  For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or mmp74@nullcornell.edu

Individuals with questions or special needs requiring accommodation should contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at the phone number above. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Bennington Battlefield Announces Upcoming Events

The following events will be taking place at Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, located off of NY-67 in Walloomsac, New York. For more information, visitors may contact Site Assistant David Pitlyk by e-mail, at david.pitlyk@nullparks.ny.gov, or by telephone, 518-860-9094. Tours of the battlefield may also be arranged by appointment.

August 16th at 7:00 PM the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield will host the annual commemoration of the Battle of Bennington. The program will include DAR and SAR representatives and students from Hoosick Falls. The ceremony will take place near the flagpole.

August 17th at 11:00 AM Park Ranger Eric Schnitzer of the Saratoga National Historical Park will present on his new collaboration, Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The program will be held in the Caretakers House (30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY).

August 18th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Tours of the battlefield will be available to interested visitors. Groups will meet under the flagpole.

August 31st at 12:00 PM the battlefield will host Volunteer Day at the Tory Fort. Volunteers will be arranging small fence rail logs at the Tory Fort. Work gloves are recommended.  Refreshments will be served to participants. Parking will be available on the grounds of the Barnett House (30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY).

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown will not be open during August in preparation of the parish-wide garage sale and our $5/Bag blow-out sale to be held on Labor Day weekend (August 30-31).  Please continue to drop off your gently used books (no text books, VHS tapes or encyclopedias), but please do not leave them outside the church.  The office is open 9:30 am until 2:00 pm each day except Friday, so please drop them off during those hours.  Thank you again for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at the Garage Sale and the $5/Bag Book Nook sale.

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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