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.
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
On Wednesday evening at Bible Study, we will learn how the Ten Commandments can be viewed as wedding vows and look at God’s forgiveness of Israel’s failings while Moses was on Mount Sinai. Come at 5:30 to share pizza and salad. 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.
Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/24-12/7
Events at Castleton Public Library, 11/24-12/7 – 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.
Thanksgiving Crafts – Tuesday, 11/26, 3:00-6:00pm.
Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, 11/26, 6:00 pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.
Legomania! – Wednesday, 11/27, 12:00-4:00pm – We’ll have our big Lego bins out for this build-a-thon!
Holidays on the Hudson – Sunday, 12/1, 3:30-4:30pm – Join us to celebrate the holidays with a special visit from Santa and light refreshments! Presented in cooperation with the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.
After Dinner Book Club – The Locals by Jonathan Dee – Monday, 12/2, 7:00pm – Join us the first Monday of each month for a book discussion! Books available at front desk.
Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, 12/3, 6:00pm – Feel free to wear pajamas or bring a stuffed animal to this evening storytime! Ages birth-8.
Learn & Play Storytime – Thursday, 12/5, 10:30am – Children from birth-age 5 are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, and movement while building their early literacy and motor skills!
Early Literacy Playtime – Friday, 12/6, 10:00-11:00am – Playing is learning! With a variety of age-appropriate toys and blocks provided, this playtime is designed for children ages birth to 5 to strengthen their early literacy skills while playing with caregivers & friends.
Bridge Club – Friday, 12/6, 10:30am – Come play bridge with us! Geared toward beginners and players who need a refresher.
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.
11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019
Sand Lake Historical Society – Community Dinner and Discussion of Christmas Past
December 10: Holiday Party. Members and guests are invited to bring a covered dish to share, a canned good or other nonperishable for Doors of Hope, and your memories of Christmas past; trustees provide desserts. We’ll also talk a bit about “Virginia” (of “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus!”) and her connection to our southern neighbor, North Chatham. 6:00 p.m. at Knowlson House, the home of Ron and Barbara Berti, 42 Schumann Road, Sand Lake. Like us on Facebook or visit Sandlakehistory.org
11/21/2019 – 12/12/2019
What do you do with a broken lamp? Or a sweater with a hole? Toss it? No way! The next Repair Café in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson will be Friday, December 13 from 4:30-7:30 PM during the inaugural Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market Winterfest at the Castleton Fire Department, 11 Green Avenue. Then, we will skip January 2020, so the first Repair Café of the new year will be Saturday, February 8 from 11 AM-3 PM, downstairs at the Village Hall, 85 South Main Street. People visiting the Repair Café bring along their broken but beloved items. Volunteers try their best to make repairs, and it’s free of charge! Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Repair Café. For more information about global Repair Café, visit Repaircafe.org.
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!