Hobbies 11.14.19

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4-H General Interest Recognition Banquet

At the Rensselaer County 4-H General Interest Banquet 4-H volunteers and members were recognized for their leadership, dedication and outstanding achievements. 4-H members awarded county medals were: Amanda Thrasher (Beef Cattle), Shane Thrasher (Leadership), and Adam Film (Wood Science). 4-H members recognized for the their participation at the Schaghticoke Fair were: Luke Giglio and Bret Giglio, Shepherdship award for sheep, Ava Helou, Sydney Helou, Hannah Baker, and Kaelyn Eagan for Goat Herdsmanship award, and Aaron Cipperly, Swine Herdsmanship award.

Honor Club awards were presented to: Jogging Juniors, Clover Kids & Critters, Stablemates, and Green Earthlings 4-H clubs. The following clubs were recognized for National 4–H Week displays: Cantering Cowpokes, Jogging Juniors, Green Earthlings, Rensselaer County 4-H Trailblazers, Clover Kids & Critters, Stablemates, and Fashionistas.

The evening concluded with the installation of new club officers and a celebration of the year. For more information about the Rensselaer County 4-H program, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County 4–H at 518-272-4210.

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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.

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 at Bible Study 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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Capital District Genealogy Society

Invites You to a Presentation: A Salute to Veterans and A World War I Member Share

We will acknowledge veterans in attendance and then turn our focus to World War I. While the war ended in 1918, most of our service members returned home in 1919 so this is the 100th anniversary of welcoming them home.

Ellen D’Aniello will give a brief presentation on the role of the Red Cross and the YMCA during the war effort. She will also present on her maternal grandfather who was a POW in WWI. The program will then be opened up for members to share about their WWI service members.

Saturday, Nov 23, 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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Logging in Grafton – Then and Now

Logging has always been part of Grafton’s history. In the earliest days, logging was done primarily by early settlers to build their own homes. Later it became an industry which continues to this day.

Join the Grafton Historical Society as Rynard Gundrum, jr talks about Grafton’s logging history, the transformation from completely hand done sawing and logging to the use to modern equipment and how the industry has changed. He will also discuss his multi -generational family’s participation in logging.

The meeting will be held on Sunday, November 17 at 2 PM at Grafton town hall. The program is free and the public is invited.

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Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/17-11/23

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.

Read to Lacey the Therapy Dog – Monday, November 18, 4:00-5:00pm. Read to Lacey, or pet her and say hi.

Afternoon Book Club – “Five-Carat Soul,” by James McBride – Tuesday, November 19, 1:00pm.

Cool Science: Marshmallow Catapults – Tuesday, November 19, 4:00-6:00pm. – Experiment with physics using marshmallows!

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00pm – Wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal! Ages birth-8.

Legal Clinic – Tuesday, November 19, 6:30-7:30pm – Free, private, confidential consultation with an attorney. Appointment required; call 518-435-1770.

Military History Discussion Group – Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-7:30pm – Come discuss military history. Someone will present on a book discussing a topic or era of military history, from ancient times to the present. The first will be WWI, presented by Michael Hiser.

Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, November 21 at 10:30am – Children birth-5 enjoy stories, music, and movement while building literacy and motor skills!

Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, November 22, 10:00-11:00am – For children ages birth-5 to strengthen literacy skills while playing.

Bridge Club – Friday, November 22, 10:30am – For beginners and players needing a refresher.

Friends of CPL Barnes & Noble Fundraiser – Saturday, November 23, 9:00am – 9:00pm – Location: 131 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205 – Do holiday shopping and support your library! Call the library for listing of events, including stories and special presentations.

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.

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

Transcontinental rail road ties to the Capital District

Poestenkill Historical Society Members we are pleased to announce our speaker for Tuesday, November 26th, at 7:00PM will be Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway Burden Iron Works Museum. In 1869 completion of what was then the largest infrastructure project in American history turned the United States into a true continental power and opened the development of our “Wild West”. Many of the personalities who were prime movers in the project had ties to the Capital District, and our local industrial base provided a number of the necessary parts that made the project possible. Michael is a wealth of information and we know you will enjoy his presentation. We meet at the Town Hall meeting room; refreshments will be served.

11/14/2019 – 11/28/2019

Stephentown Historical Society Holiday Carry-In Dinner

The Stephentown Historical Society will hold its holiday carry-in dinner on Sunday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m. at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road (off Garfield Road), Stephentown, New York. The choir of the Stephentown Federated Church will sing some seasonal songs and lead a sing-along. Officers and board members will be elected at the brief business meeting. Future historical society gatherings will be held at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday afternoon of each month.

For the dinner, bring a dish large enough to share: main course, side dish or dessert. Beverages and table service are provided. Instead of a gift exchange, a monetary collection will be taken to support the Stephentown Food Pantry. All meetings are free and open to the public. The building is handicapped accessible. For information, phone (518) 733-0010.

The Heritage Center will be closed on Fridays and in December.


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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