History of Steamboats
The Poestenkill Historical Society is bringing a program to you on Tuesday, October 22nd entitled the History of Steamboats using seals. Marvin Bubie, Jr. has been collecting seals from various states, towns, and organizations for many years and has a vast collection. He has also written several books on the subject. Please join us on Tuesday at 7:00PM at the Poestenkill Town Hall. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.
The Pittstown Historical Society Has Planned The Following Event
Learn about the history of the Schaghticoke Fair in a presentation on October 17th at 7:30 PM
at the Pittstown Town Hall in Tomhannock and share your memories of it. Celebrating the fair’s 200th anniversary, historians Kathy Sheehan and Chris Kelly will relay the many chapters of the fair’s history, starting in 1819 with the formation of the Rensselaer County Agricultural Society. The Society’s mission became thefair’s mission, which was to allow farmers to show off the results of their hard work and provide education on new and improved farming practices. Sheehan and Kelly ask those attending to share their memories and photos of their best fair experience. Kelly is the Town of Schaghticoke Historian and Sheehan is the Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian and Registrar of the Rensselaer County Historical Society. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Pittstown Historical Society.
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Connie Kheel at 518-686-7514
10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019
Saving Your Family History Presentation
Have you ever wondered how your children and grandchildren will remember you? Do you know the old family stories, but don’t think anyone else does? Join the Esquatak Historical Society when Jonathan Palmer, Head Archivist and Acting Director of the Vedder Research Library of the Greene County Historical Society shares his knowledge of saving personal documents for future generations.
Mr. Palmer traces his roots in Greene County from 1775 and is a staunch advocate for the study and interpretation of local heritage. Recently named Deputy Greene County Historian, learn tips on organization, preserving and making your family memories last long after you’re gone. The presentation will be Friday, October 18th, starting at 7 pm at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 42 Church Street (U.S. Route 20) in Nassau. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information visit www.esquatak.com.
Sand Lake Garden Club Oct. 24 Meeting – Chef David Burke
The Sand Lake Garden Club will meet on Thursday, October 24, 6:30pm, at the Sand Lake Town Town Hall. All are welcome. This month the Club presents David Burke, formerly a chef at Chez Mike’s, currently at Kristy’s Barn, who will speak about and demonstrate a special holiday dish, unique ways to process food and how to plate food creatively. Audience participation is encouraged. So, come on out and take advantage of this opportunity to learn some chef’s secrets that you can do at home.
The Club’s September meeting was well attended. The speaker was Rhonda Rumsey Van Helvn, owner of Capital Native Plants. Rhonda, also a Master Gardener, gave an informative and interesting presentation about native plants and the environmental benefits they provide. Attendees had many positive comments.
09/26/2019 – 10/10/2019
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.
10/03/2019 – 10/24/2019
Knick at Night
What ghost will you meet? One of the Knickerbockers or a spouse… Rumor has it that Rachel will be in the Mansion… you never know who may grace us with their presence. Join us on October 25 and 26, 2019 for Knick at Night at the Knickerbocker Mansion, 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, NY. We will be serving a Souper Dinner ($10.00) from 5:00 – 9:00 PM; and hosting Ghost Tours of the Mansion ($8.00) from 6:00 – 9:00 PM (reservations recommended for groups of 8 or more). Contact the Mansion at 518-664-1700 and leave a message or email@example.com for more information
Town of East Greenbush Jack O Lantern Contest
Pre-Carved Pumpkin Contest! All entries may be dropped off as early as 3:00 p.m. but must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 31st to the contest organizers at the Red Barn at the Town Park.
Pumpkins will be on display and voted on during our Party at the Park Candy with a Cop Event from 6-8PM on Oct. 31st.
The bottom of entered pumpkins must be removed so that the pumpkin can be placed on top of a LED light (provided by the Town) Cutting the top of a pumpkin off causes the top lid to shrink and decay very quickly so the lid falls inside. Pumpkins with the top cut off will be disqualified.
The carved pumpkins must be able to stand without any support or back drop needed.
Inappropriate pumpkins will be disqualified.
Participants may use carving kits or commercial stencils, however, handmade stencils or free hand carvings will earn more creativity points in the judging.
Pumpkins are not to be painted or otherwise decorated. Only carved pumpkins will be entered into the contest.
Prizes will be awarded for each age group winner.
• Kids up to 12 years – Most creative pumpkin and silliest Jack • Teens 13 to 17 years – Most creative pumpkin and Creepiest Jack • Adult 18 years and older – Most creative pumpkin and best use of the entire pumpkin • All entries must be labeled with the following information (on an index card or alike taped to the back of the pumpkin) name, address, phone number, category and please note if a commercial stencil was used. • Please indicate whether you would like your pumpkin returned to you. All pumpkins must be picked up by 8:30 PM. • All pumpkins not picked up will be on display at the park through the weekend and then discarded.
For questions please call the Community and Recreation Department @ 518-477-4194
10/17/2019 – 11/7/2019
Veterans Day Luncheon
The Town of Lake Luzerne Senior Center cordially invites veterans and family to a luncheon in your honor on Thursday, November 7th at 11:30
Gary Ferris of Greenwich will bring a World War 11 radio show back to life. Mr. Ferris is a singer and a musician who plays the trombone, horn and bugle, he will perform his one-man “Until It’s Over Over There” and read actual commercials and letters from troops.
This luncheon and show is free to our veterans and a donation of $3.00 to others attending. Call Barb to reserve your seat 518-696-6451.
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!