Hobbies 09.26.19

Colonie Jammers

Friday September 27 – 7 pm

Music, Fun, Sing-a-long — $10 pp

Community Room

435 New Karner Road – Albany, NY – public welcome

Sponsored by Singles Outreach

The Capital District Genealogical Society

Cordially invites you to join us

Saturday, Sept 28, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

County Historian Round Table Discussion

In this meeting we will be using a different format: A round table discussion. There will be representatives from Schoharie, Greene and Columbia counties. Among the topics to be discussed:

• Interesting items in their collections• Interesting topics they have researched• Prominent settlers/residents

Each presenter will have a set period of time for each topic after which the audience can ask questions. After all topics have been presented by all speakers, there will be time for additional questions. Please join us for this very informative session.

William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library

629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville

Refreshments following speaker. Please join us! The meetings are free and open to the public.www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org

Ilium Literary Club of Troy Monthly Meeting

The Ilium Literary Club of Troy will resume its monthly meetings at 2 pm on Friday, 10/4/19, at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd, Troy. After a brief meeting, our guest speaker will be Brien Bouyea, author of “Bare Knuckles and Saratoga Racing”. Guests are welcome to attend.

Ilium Literary Club

The Ilium Literary Club of Troy, NY will begin its 97th year on October 4, 2019. The Club meets 6 times a year (October, November, December 2019, April, May & June 2020). Meetings are generally held on the First Friday of those months at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy. After a short business meeting, we have a guest speaker or entertainment.

Our speakers this year are: October 4 – Brian Bouyea, Author “Bare Knuckles & Saratoga Racing”; November 1 – Phyllis Chapman, Presenter of Vintage Visitors – Notorious Shady Ladies of the 19th Century; December 6 – Thomas A. Kernan, Presenter of the Colorful Story of Christmas Celebrations Throughout History; April 3, 2020 – Linda Styles Berkery, Author “Reflections: A Wardrobe of Life Lessons” Personal stories through dresses, with memories & meanings, growing up in Troy; May 1, 2020 – Joseph Dalton, Author “Washington’s Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, The society beat & the rise of women journalists.” and June 5, 2020 – Lisa Bohannon, Coordinator & Instructor for Sundancers Community Belly Dance will perform at our 97th Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Troy Country Club.

Lansingburgh Historical Society Open House

On October 12,2019 from 10 am to 2pm the Melville House at 2 114th St, Troy, NY 12182 will be open for tours. The added event that day from 12pm to 2pm will be poetry and prose readings from the 4 contestants that won the contest, which ran in August, “Dear Herman”; funded by Hudson Valley writers Guild and coordinated by Nancy Klepsch and Dan Wilcox, founders of Sunday @ 2 Open Mic Poetry and Prose in celebration of Melville’s 200th birthday. For further information please call John and Mary Ellen Ward at 518-885-4295. As always a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

Events at Castleton Public Library, 9/29-10/5

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.


Make an appointment for free repair of your stuffed animal or dog toy! Call 518-369-2488 for appointment.

Monday Mile Community Walk – Monday, September 30, 5:00pm

Location: Intersection of Main Street and Scott Avenue

Weather permitting. All ages (age 10 & under must be accompanied by adult).

Visit with Eddy Alzheimer Services – Tuesday, October 1, 2:00-4:00pm

Are you a caregiver for someone with dementia? Drop in to talk with social workers from Eddy Alzheimer’s Services. Learn about the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Initiative, which provides free resources & support to caregivers.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, October 1, 6:00pm

Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.

Fun Fall Crafts – Wednesday, October 2, 3:00-7:00pm

Celebrate the fall by making a special craft to decorate your home!

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, October 3, 10:30am

Children from birth to age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building early literacy and motor skills! Join us every Thursday for fun and learning.

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, October 4, 10:00-11:00am

Drop in playtime for children ages birth-5 to strengthen early literacy skills while playing.

Perler Bead Crafts – Saturday, October 5, 10:00am-4:00pm

Come make something awesome out of perler beads!

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hiillview Drive in Speigletown will be open on Saturday, October 5 and 19 from 9:00 am until noon. The October half-priced specials are on the following authors: David Baldacci, Harlen Coben and Fern Michaels. There have been so many new donations since our $5/bag blow-out sale, you may want to stop by and check us out. A great big thank you to all who supported our Garage Sale/Book Nook $5/Bag sale. Again, it was a huge success. Thank you for your continued support. See you at the Book Nook!

The Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Bernard Ouimet, President of La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, will give a presentation on “The Battle of the Plains of Abraham”. Mr. Ouimet, a native of Quebec, will speak on the reasons for the French and Indian War and its most important battle, that took place at the Plains of Abraham. The discussion will also look at the strengths and weaknesses of the British and the French, and the reasons why the French lost the battle. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7pm, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY. Sponsored by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, is free and open to the public. Information by calling the library, 518-371-8622 or albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook.

4-H Cooking Class for Youth

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H Youth Development program is holding a four week 4-H Junior Chefs program. This session is for youth eight years and older who like to cook, and for those who would like to learn how to cook. The 4-H Junior Chefs will meet at the CCE Office, located at 61 State St., Troy on the second floor, on Wednesday, October 16th, 23rd, 30th, and November 6th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There is a $25.00 registration fee for 4-H members and $30.00 for non-members or $10 per session if you cannot make it to all four. Pre-registration is required no later than October 11th and registration will be limited. To register a youth, or for more information, please contact Eileen DePaula at 518-272-4210 or emd32@nullcornell.edu. For more information about this and other programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, please call 518-272-4210. No one shall be denied the opportunity to participate or receive information based on their ability to pay. If you need any accommodations please let us know at the time of registration.

Nassau Historians Ball

Nassau Village Historian Kurt Vincent and Nassau Town Historian Melody Howarth will host the ultimate good-bye party for Nassau’s 200th anniversary. Scheduled for Saturday, October 19th the event will take place at the Burden Lake Country Club on Totem Lodge Road. The event will start with cocktails at 5 pm and a buffet dinner at 6 pm. Menu selections will accommodate carnivore, vegetarian and vegan options.

While it’s called “a ball,” don’t go looking for you ball gown – come as you are. It will be an evening of good food, friendly banter and a celebration of Nassau’s past. In addition to Nassau’s Bicentennial, the event will mark the final activity for Village Beautification Committee’s long-time chair Kurt Vincent.

With door prizes, surprises and after dinner dancing, advance tickets are required. Tickets will be available at Nassau Village Hall and the Nassau Free Library and are $25 per person. Proceeds from the event will be benefit the Local History Collection of the Nassau Free Library. For more information call (518) 766-2291 or e-mail info@nullNassau12123.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!

Girls! Join Scouts BSA Girls Troop 525

We have a Girls Troop right here in Averill Park! Come and see what we are all about! We take adventure field trips like skiing and indoor skydiving! We learn awesome advanced skills like astronomy, sailing, canoeing, archery, and leatherwork to name just a few of the 140 merit badges! We go on a camping trip every month! If you put in the work, you can achieve the highest and prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Troop 525 invites young women and their parents to learn more about the program and the Troop. You can attend either open house during our regular meetings: Tuesday September 24 and October 1 at 6:30pm in the downstairs of Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake. There is no need to RSVP, but if you’d like more information, please call/text Melissa Toni at (518) 961-3302.

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