Hobbies 11.07.19

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Church of the Redeemer

Sunday services are at 8:00 and 9:30 with coffee hour in the Hearth Room between and after services. This week is a special time to thank and pray for our veterans.

Our Wednesday Hot Mess Crafters meets at 10:00. Join us as we learn from each other how to create for gifting and donating. We have yarns of all colors and weights plus patterns to get you started Wednesday evening finds us at Bible Study. This week we will study the meeting between Moses and God on the mountain and learn of the three legs of God’s Kingdom. You are welcome to come at 5:30 to share pizza. Bible Study begins at 6:00

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

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Troy’s draft riot of 1863

Join us at the Troy Public Library on Sunday, November 10th, at 1:30 pm for this local history talk. While the city of Troy was a bustling industrial center during the civil war period, the lives of her workers reflected the same social, financial and emotional upheaval that had torn the nation apart. Local economic and political disparity had led to the early and successful organization of labor, and related political affiliations. These factors were compounded by the enactment of the first military conscription act in American history, which included provisions that many considered to be onerously weighted against the laboring class. This turmoil led to what has been called the second most destructive draft riot in the nation, necessitating some rather unusual governmental responses. This illustrated lecture by Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, is a true story about the people and events that don’t always make it into the history books. This program is sponsored by the Troy Irish Genealogy Society.

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, NY.

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Capital Area Beekeepers Meeting on Honey Bee Health and Mead Making

Capital Area Beekeepers meeting Wednesday Nov 13th 7pm at First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Rd, East Greenbush, NY

We have a double program this month

“Honey Bee Health Issues: Inspecting Your Hives Before Winter.” Presenter: Joan Mahoney, Apiculture Program, New York State Agriculture and Markets Hear about honeybee health issues in our region from the supervisor of New York State’s apiculture inspectors. This illustrated talk will highlight which signs of pests and diseases you should look for in your beehives before winter arrives. Give your honeybees the best chance of surviving unti l spring!

“Making Mead: A Demonstration” Presenter: Darren Mitchell, CAB Member. Learn how one of our club’s members transforms honey into mead, a delicious beverage made since ancient ti mes and still enjoyed today.

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Horse Thieves Beware!

Tuesday, November 12, is the date for the 171st Annual Meeting of the Sand Lake Association for the Mutual Protection Against Horse Thieves. All concerned horse owners and all others interested or curious are invited to join us. Please help keep this historic organization and tradition alive! The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Court Room at Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 NY Route 66, Averill Park NY 12018.

The organization dates to 1849, and founding members included many prominent names in Town history: Jacob Hegeman, Andrew Link, Burton A. Thomas, Coonradt Snyder, Henry D Uline, Jacob I. Vosburgh, Harman Westfall, Philip G. Hayner, David Fellows, George Uline, William Hegeman, and Wynant Younghans. The original boundaries of the organization included what is now Sand Lake, North Greenbush, East Greenbush, Poestenkill, the City of Rensselaer, and parts of Nassau, Schodack, Brunswick and Troy.

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Weavers’ Guild Show & Sale to be Held Nov 21-24

The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild invites the public to its 41st Annual Show & Sale. This yearly event returns to the Pruyn House (207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham) from Thursday, November 21 through Sunday, November 24. More than 40 handweavers will exhibit and sell their work, making it the largest display of handweaving in the Northeast. Guild members work all year to prepare over 2000 items for sale. The historic Pruyn House serves as a backdrop, with two full floors of exhibits. The Show & Sale will include housewares such as rugs and table linens, garments including scarves, shawls and jackets, as well as holiday gifts such as cards and ornaments. The event features a wide range of gift options suitable for everyone’s holiday shopping list.

Over 500 people are expected to attend this year’s event. The show draws attendees from a wide radius, with visitors coming from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and even Ohio. Admission and off-street parking are free. The Show & Sale is staffed exclusively by Guild members, giving the public a chance to meet the makers and learn more about this craft. Fashion shows (7 pm on Thu, 2 pm on Fri, Sat and Sun) give visitors the opportunity to see how these unique handwoven items can be styled and feature both men’s and women’s fashions. Guild members will also continuously demonstrate both handweaving and spinning using a range of equipment types.

Weavers’ Guild President Nancy Sharples says, “The Show & Sale is our way to share handweaving with the community. We love talking about and demonstrating weaving and spinning, and we always end up with a few new weavers each year. Information on local teachers will be available at the event.”

Thu, Nov 21 from 2 pm – 9 pm

Fri, Nov 22 from 11 am – 7 pm

Sat, Nov 23 from 10 am – 5 pm

Sun, Nov 24 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Pruyn House – 207 Old Niskayuna Road

Latham, NY 12110. More information at www.hmwg.org

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Local Quilt Guild Makes Annual Donation

The East Side Quilters, which was founded in 1992, recently commemorated another year by donating 160 handmade quilts to local organizations including: YWCA, Unity House, Joseph’s House, and Saint Paul’s. Representatives from all four organizations were presented with the quilts during the guild’s annual open house. The guild meets in Castleton and offers weekly and monthly activities, raffles, open sewing time, bus trips, getaways and more. The guild continues to welcome new members. Join us and our wonderful quilting community at our next meeting (11/20 at 7pm) More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/eastsidequiltersny

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.

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

AP Fire Texas Hold’Em

Texas Hold’em No Limit Poker Tournament

Saturday, November 16, 2019

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)

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

Home Waters Chapter 586 of Trout Unlimited Monthly Meeting

Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 PM at the Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center, which is located at the end of the main parking lot. If main gates are closed, please enter via the Winter Entrance at the four corners in Grafton.

Light fare and refreshments will be available. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Contact us at homewaterstu@nullgmail.com or 518-326-6201 for more information

10/31/2019 – 11/21/2019

Literature and Landscapes

In this class, led by artist Joy Ting, participants will read and discuss poetry and short stories, and then, create colorful and expressive landscape art using a variety of mixed media.

The class will be held at the Lansingburgh Library on Tuesday, November 19th, 4:30-6:30.

The class will run again at the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, November 26th, 5:30-7:30.

To register, call the library at 51-235-5310, visit at 27 114th Street or go online to www.thetroylibrary.org.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.


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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