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AP Community Education October Classes Need You!

Don’t miss out on these awesome October classes: Learn to Fly – How to Obtain Your Private Pilot License Thurs 10/17; Photography: Adobe Photoshop Thurs 10/17; 5 Hour Pre-licensing Mon 10/21; Self-Defense On and Off the Trail Tues 10/22; Qigong Infused Yoga For a Healthy Spine & Balanced Mind starting Wed 10/23; NYS Defensive Driving Point Insurance Reduction Program Tues/Wed 10/28&29; and Notary Public Review Workshop Thurs 10/30. You can register online through Family ID (www.familyid.com), search for Averill Park Community Education, for these classes and more. Sign up today, you won’t regret it!

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Capital District Genealogy Society

The Capital District Genealogical Society Invites You to a Presentation:

Schuyler Mansion: A Genealogical Presentation

With the arrival of the musical “Hamilton” at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady in August, the “Schuyler Sisters” exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art from July to December, the Capital District is in a Schuyler Family frenzy. CDGS is very pleased to announce a presentation by Schuyler Mansion staff at the October 26, 2019 CDGS meeting that will be geared towards genealogy.

On the following day, Sunday October 27, 2019 at 1:00, there will be a CDGS day at Schuyler Mansion. Signups and payment will be collected in advance for the Sunday tour. Cost is $4 per person (adults only), with a maximum of 30 attendees.

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019, 1:00 P.M.

Computer Resources Group following refreshments

Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville. The meetings are free and open to the public www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org

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Rensselaer Co. Home Bureau

Monday 11/4 combined Open Board/Workshop Hop at First Reformed Church, Wynantskill. Coffee/refreshments @ 9, meeting @ 10. Please bring dish to share and your own place setting. Workshop Hop after lunch. Please check your newsletter for more info.

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.

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 knickinfo@nullaol.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 – 11/07/2019

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.

10/31/2019 – 11/14/2019

The 80 Year Old Widow and the B-29 Bomber

History comes alive when the Esquatak Historical Society presents Ron Gabriele telling the story of an original “Rosie the Riveter” on Friday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. at a new location – the Castleton Fire Department. A talented and entertaining speaker, Mr. Gabriele will share the story of Helen Dortch Longstreet, an activist, reporter and active participant in the Homefront War Effort during World War 2.

The presentation starts at 7 pm and will take place at the Castleton Fire Department located at 11 Green Avenue in the village of Castleton. For more information visit www.esquatak.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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