Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop
Ever-evolving, ever-improving, the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. The shop features clothing for babies through adults, shoes, jewelry, games, puzzles, greeting cards, household items, linens, knick-knacks, Avon collectibles, handicapped equipment. We will be open on Thursday September 19th from 3 to 6 and Saturday September 21st from 9 to 2.
The shop, located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer, is on CDTA bus route #214.
Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be amazed.
Castleton Elementary School Community Fair
Join us for the Annual Castleton Elementary School Community Fair on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10am – 3pm. Auction, Games, Food, Vendors, Bounce Houses and more! 80 Scott Ave., Castleton
On Saturday, September 21st, 2019, from 9 am- 4 pm, the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes are hosting a Craft Fair at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd, 12110. Rain or Shine!
Table space is 10 ft. in length for $25.00, Wi-Fi and Electricity are available for an additional cost of $5.00 each.
Indoor and outdoor spaces, both covered and uncovered. **Email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit!
For information and reservations 518 272 8831, email firstname.lastname@example.org Or visit https://www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/forms
50 Cent Social
The Poestenkill Christian Church will be hosting a .50 Cent Social at the Sullivan Jones Post (VFW Post), 25 Veterans St., Poestenkill, NY on Saturday, September 21st. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. and calling begins at 2:00 p.m. Come join us for our .50 cent social. There will be an array of items and gift cards to be raffled off. Tickets are .50 cents each, 25 for $10 or 100 for $30. Hot dogs, ice cream and beverages will be available for purchase. There will be a 50/50 raffle also. For more information call Barbara at (518) 279-9458.
Vendors Wanted for the SonShiners’ 5th Annual Craft-Tag Sale
Applications being accepted for our Annual Craft-Tag Sale of the SonShiners of the Stephentown Federated Church on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9 am to 4 pm at Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 RT 43, Hancock, MA. We’ll also be having an Ice Cream Social with make your own sundaes and root beer floats. Mark your calendars to come and check out our vendors.
St. Nicholas Church Craft And Flea Market
Saturday, September 21, 2019 being held at 1077 New Loudon Road in Latham, New York
(Route 9 and Boght Corners) Next to Guptills Arena
Crafters And Vendors Wanted
Spaces are still available for one of the largest Flea Market in the Capital Region.
Spaces are 20’x20’ September 15th thru September 21st, 2019 prices increase to $75 for spaces.
For more information please contact the church at 518-235-7355 or you can visit the church website:
email@example.com to obtain the forms and register on line and PayPal is also available to reserve your space.
Latham-Colonie Columbiettes Craft Fair Publicity Update
Craft Fair Update! There is still time to join us at the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes, Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110, Vendors and Artisans on Saturday September 21st, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm, Rain or Shine!
We have a wide variety of Area crafters and Product Representatives displaying unique jewelry designers, fabric and yarn crafters, paper and wood creations and other unique items!
The Crafter Companies joining us are; Mohawk Enterprises, Our Woodland Studio, Lily, Poppy and Iris, Triple Gems by Melissa, Cats, Clay and More, Cornerstone Creations, Barefoot Beads and Gems and Roe Stitch and Sew and representatives from Mary Kay and Paparazzi!, Origami Gifts, Unique Totes, Nivi Whimsical Wires, The Jewelry Box, Handcrafted Glassware, C & B Photo, Sports Memorabilia, Handmade Cutting Boards, Handcrafted Baby Items, Rustic Home Décor!
**Outdoor Vendor spaces (popup setups) are available for your displays, spaces are $25.00, electricity and Wi-Fi are available for an additional $5.00 each.
**Email confirmation of your reservation will be sent upon receipt of non-refundable deposit!
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or 518 272 8831 or lathamcoloniekofc.com/forms.
Ice Cream Social Craft/Yard Sale
Join us for a fun day Saturday, September 21st at Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 RT 43, Hancock, MA, 4 miles east of the intersection of RT 22 & RT 43 in Stephentown, NY for our 5th Annual Fall Festival from 9 to 4. Check out our vendors for your crafts and yard sale items. Enjoy a make your own sundae, banana split or root beer float at the SonShiners of Stephentown Federated Church’s booth. After you finish visiting our booths you can take in the events happening at Ioka Valley Farm. For info call Barb 518-527-0182
Knickerbocker Mansion’s Harvest Fest
The Knickerbocker Mansion’s Harvest Festival will be held September 21 & 22, 2019 from 8:00 to 4:00 PM.
A historical presentation will be at 11:00 AM, 1:00 and 3:00 PM.
A pancake breakfast ($8.00) from 8:00 to 11:00 AM and a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner ($11.00) from Noon to 4:00 PM. No reservations are needed unless the group is 8 or more.
Mansion and Cemetery tours, Bake Sale, Charlotte’s Chop, Snack Bar and Harvest produce will be available throughout the day.
For more information email us at email@example.com or call 518-664-1700 and leave a message with name and phone number for more information.
Check out our website at www.knickmansion.com for more details.
Polish Community Center
Sunday Community Dance, September 22, 2019
Washington Ave. Ext. Albany
Open to the public – 7:15 pm – 10 pm
6:30 pm – lesson by Eileen Spadaro – The Waltz
Great Dance Mixers and Ladies Choice
Dance Showcase by Christine and Tom Giminiani
Cash Bar – Snack Table – 50/50 Raffle
DJ Joe Sweeney – $12 pp
Academic Students with valid School ID – Half Price
Website: Welcome to Singles Outreach
Facebook Page for Updates: “4th Sunday Community Ballroom Dance”
For Info: 518-452-6883
Next Dances: Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22, 2019 and Dec. 26, 2020 at the Polish Community Center (subject to change)
Children’s Festival and Book Sale
The Children’s Festival at the East Greenbush Community Library will feature bounce rides, face painting, balloon animals and more awesome activities for children of all ages! This free yearly event will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 10am – 3pm.
Also at the library on Saturday, the Children’s Book Sale takes place from 9am – 4pm. The children’s book sale is only held once a year, so plan ahead for birthdays and holidays and take this opportunity to stock up! There will be a great selection of gently used children’s books available for purchase at prices ranging from $.25 to $1, CDs and DVDs are $1 and $2. Only cash and checks are accepted.
The Book Sale continues on Sunday September 22 with a bag sale from 1pm – 3pm. For only $4 fill your own reusable shopping tote or a Hannaford plastic bag. The Children’s Festival and Book Sale are sponsored by the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library. The Friends is a nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to creating broad community support for the library. Proceeds from the book sale directly support library programs and services that benefit patrons and community members.
For more information contact the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org or the library at 477-7476.
The Children’s Festival and Book Sale take place at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY.
Farmers & Artisans Market
The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market is held every Friday through September 27 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150). New vendors welcome, visit COHFAM on Facebook to get an application or email email@example.com for more information.
Rummage Sale 9/27 – 9/28
Rummage Sale on Friday, September 27 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturday, September 28 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall located just off NY Route 7 in the village of Pittstown. Bag Sale on Saturday only…..buy 2 bags get 1 free. Food and Bake Sale on Friday, September 27 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. For more information call Herb at 518-753-4427.
Saint Joan of Arc and the Black Catholic Apostolate Fall Festival
Saint Joan of Arc and the Black Catholic Apostolate will be hosting a fun for all fall festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from Noon to 4:00 pm at Ganser Smith Park, Menand Road, Menands. Delicious luncheon selections will be available for purchase including pulled pork sandwiches, pizza, homemade chili, salads and mouth-watering desserts. Soda, juice, beer, popcorn and cotton candy will also be available for purchase. Face painting will be available for the children. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well as gift baskets and gift certificate raffles from many local venders. Come join the fun in the park.
Proceeds will benefit church outreach ministries and services.
For info call Saint Joan of Arc’s office 518-463-0378.
United Methodist Thrift Sale
The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush is having their Fall Thrift Sale Fri. September 27th, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. & Sat. September 28th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday is bag day. There will be many different items from household, clothing to toys as well as a snack bar. All proceeds go to our mission projects. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1 Gilligan Road, off of 9&20, in East Greenbush.
Save the Date St. Judes
Save the date – St. Jude the Apostle’s Annual Fall Family International Food Festival is being held Saturday September 28th from 11:30 am to 7 pm at 43 Brookside Avenue Wynantskill.
There will be live entertainment, food from around the globe, children’s games & activities, raffles, craft fair, outdoor bands, a haunted house and more!! Email StJudesfestival@nulloutlook.com for more information! Craft and Vendor applications are still being accepted. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Largest Flea Market In The Town Of Niskayuna
The 43rd Annual Flea Market at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy Schenectady Road (route 7), Niskayuna will be held Saturday, September 28th from 9 am to 4 pm rain or shine.
The flea market is 4 miles west of northway exit 6 on route 7. Parking donation is $2.00
Delicious luncheon selections will be available as well as home made pies.
Vendors are wanted. Cars and vans may stay with dealers. Spaces are 20’ x 20’. Reserved outdoor spaces are $25.00 On or before September 19th or $30 afterwards. Indoor spaces 10’ x 10’ are $40.00 On or before September 19th or $50 afterwards. Set up times: Friday Sept 27th 3pm-7pm, Saturday Sept 28th7am-9am. Proceeds to benefit church ministries.
For info call: 785-5575
Come join the fun with over 80 vendors.
Oktoberfest Brings Bavaria to Nassau
Nassau’s Village Beautification Committee presents a traditional Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, September 29th at the Village Commons Park on John Street, just off US Route 20. The event runs from 12 noon until 4 p.m. and features traditional German foods, beverages and entertainment.
Inspired by European harvest festivals, the Oktoberfest menu will include a variety of tasty treats including an array of locally-made German sausages, vegan bratwurst, imported German sauerkraut, potato salad and made-as-you-watch potato pancakes. All foods area available for take-out.
What’s an Oktoberfest without good beer? That question is answered with a selection of fresh and local ales from Nassau’s own S & S Farm Brewery. Brewing at the historic Sanford Farm on Jefferson Hill Road, this young, vibrant team brings a breath of fresh air into the local craft beer scene. Even Bavarian’s agree “fresh beer is the best beer.”
Musical entertainment will feature Nassau’s own Bavarian Barons, a traditional German brass band founded in the village over 50 years ago. With a lively program of polkas, waltzes and marches the group has a long history of entertaining the public throughout New York and New England.
Admission is free and will take place under tents rain or shine. Guests may bring their own lawn chairs if they wish. For additional information go to www.Nassau12123.com or call (518) 766-2291.
OLV Vendor & Craft Fair
The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will be hosting a Vendor & Craft Fair on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 55 N. Lake Ave, Parish Hall, Troy. We are handicap accessible. For information, call Louise at (518) 708-4342
Book Nook News
The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish in Speigletown will be open on Saturday, October 5 and 19 from 9:00 am until noon. The October half-priced specials are on the following authors: David Baldacci, Harlen Coben and Fern Michaels. There have been so many new donations since our $5/bag blow-out sale, you may want to stop by and check us out. A great big thank you to all who supported our Garage Sale/Book Nook $5/Bag sale. Again, it was a huge success. Thank you for your continued support. See you at the Book Nook!
Rummage Sale at the Church of the Covenant!
Clean out your closets & drawers! It’s time for the Clothing Rummage Sale at the Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, located at 3055 Rte 43 in Averill Park. Sale dates are Fri & Sat Oct 4 & 5, 9 am – 2 pm with a $3 bag sale Sat 12 – 2 pm.
We will gladly welcome your donations of clean, gently-loved clothing & footwear for the whole family. We also accept linens, pillows, bedding, curtains, towels, pocketbooks, bags, etc., as well as fabric & sewing equipment & notions. NO yard sale items at this sale.
Donations may be brought to the church noon Sun Sept 29th until NOON Thurs Oct 3rd.
Our missions commission will also have a bake sale both days.
Judy Peters Annual Pick and Poke
Come and join us for this free clothing drive event
October 5th and 6th, VFW Post 7338
100 Hays road, East Greenbush NY 12061
Come Pick and Poke through our donated items
Take what you want or need,tell your friends
also taking donations,always a need for childrens items
Questions contact Maureen 518-653-3539
Watervliet Senior Center Craft Fair 10/5
Saturday October 5, 9-3pm. Join us for a fall craft/vendor fair, with home goods, food, beauty and accessory vendors and handmade gifts. The Watervliet Library will also be doing adult and kid activities and crafts.
Its free to attend, and there will be a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and a concession with chili and cider donuts.
We are still accepting vendors for $30, table extra. Call 518-273-4422 for more information!
Venue-1501 Broadway, Watervliet Senior Center Community Room, and the Watervliet Library in the same building.
Hoosick Falls’ Annual Walter A. Wood Tractor Show is Back on October 5th!
The Walter A. Wood Tractor and Agriculture Show is coming Saturday, October 5th! Come on over to Walter A. Wood Memorial Park in Hoosick Falls and check out all the antique and vintage tractors, horse-drawn farm equipment and implements, and contemporary machinery that will be on display from 8:30 am to 3 pm.
The Walter A. Wood Reaping and Mowing Company manufactured horse-drawn farm equipment right here in our village from 1865 to 1924, and sold machinery to farmers in Hoosick and as far away as the Middle East and Russia!
Come get a good, close-up look at antique tractors and antique horse drawn implements made by the Wood Company and others, as well as hit-and-miss steam engines, some of which will actually be working.
The highlight of the day at 12:00 Noon is the Burton Luke Tractor Parade.
The American Legion will be offering hamburgers, hotdogs and steamers. Lewis Sugar House and the Sugar Shack will be selling everything maple and new this year an apple pie contest!
Enjoy hayrides courtesy of JC Tractor of Hoosick Falls with a tour of the downtown areas.
A free concert by one of the region’s favorite blue grass-folk bands, The Hill Hollow Band, will be at the Bandstand from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Pumpkins, gourds and hay stalks along with other farm products. Sample dairy products made from milk produced by Hoosick Area farmers.
Folks from Hoosick and the surrounding communities are welcome to enter tractors, farm implements, hit and miss engines, livestock, and agricultural products.
For more information or to register, call Kevin at 518-894-5035, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Vendor or sponsorship information contact Joyce Brewer at The Miller Museum (518) 686-4682. email@example.com.
The Sand Lake Dog Park & Open Spaces Committees Present: Howl’een In The Park
OCT 13, 12pm–4pm @- Butler Park, Averill Park, NY
This October the Sand Lake Dog Park (SLDP) and the Open Spaces Committees will be hosting a Howl’een in the Park fundraising event for the future Sand Lake Dog Parkto be located on the Walking Trails property on Eastern Union Turnpike.
We’re looking forward to involving our outdoor enthusiasts, dog lovers, and the community in this wicked healthy day!
Start planning your costume now! The main event is the Dog Costume Paradewith town officials judging various categories. With your $25 donation, you will participate in the parade and be photographed with your pup. (See sign up form on following page)
Checks can be mailed to Dog Park Treasurer, 110 Edgewood Drive, Averill Park,. NY, 12018 and checks should be made out to Town of Sand Lake with a notation of “dog park costume parade”. There will be local organizations, food and live local music!
We invite vendors and businesses to participate with tables and food trucks at no fee, but will be asking for a pledge to work toward our fundraising goal of $25,000.
We are requesting local businesses to consider being SLDP sponsors.
You can also donate online by visiting our event page at
Thank you in advance for your support!
Sincerely, The Sand Lake Dog Park Committee 518 495 2314
Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop
Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our new sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 Wednesdays. Newly arrived Fall clothing and household goods every week, career clothing, special occasion dresses and gowns, jewelry, purses, shoes, toys and over 1000 books.
Greenbush Garden Club Awards Grants
Each year the Greenbush Garden Club awards grant to local schools or community organizations for educational programs and/or community beautification projects, ideally targeted to kids.
This year the Club awarded grants to the Robert C Parker school for a ground cherry garden and to the Green Meadow School for a rock garden. We wish them every success with these projects.
Money for the grants and the Club’s Garden Therapy program at Van Renesselear Manor is raised at our plant sale which is held in May of each year.
New members are always welcome. The Club meets at the East Greenbush Library. For the months of September, October and November of this year we will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. We hope to see you then.
48th Annual Festival Of Nations
October 20: The 48th Annual Festival of Nations will be held at The Egg on Sunday, October 20, 12-5pm. We are pleased to announce that Miss Gloria Doudoukjian, daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Stepanos Doudoukjian, will participate in the Festival of Nations as ‘Miss Armenia.’ Congratulations to the Doudoukjian Family! In the coming weeks, Rafi Topalian will be available at the church following services on Sundays for information on admission and/or raffle tickets, sponsorship ad participation, and general information. Or, for more information, contact Rafi at (518) 272-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ultimate Shopping Trip Fundraiser for Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry in Troy.
The 2019 Ultimate Shopping Trip to Pennsylvania departs from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Latham Farms, on Friday, November 1st and returns, Sunday, November 3rd.
Shopping includes American Candle, Kitchen Kettle, Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market, The Shops at Rockvale, Philadelphia Premium Outlets and optional trips to Tanger Outlets & Kozier’s Christmas Village. Accommodations are provided by Comfort Inn Lancaster – Rockvale Outlet, complimentary breakfast Is included with your stay.
Cost per person (based on room occupancy) – Double: $225/person, Triple: $185/person, or Quad $165/person. The fee includes bus, hotel, and driver’s tip. Limited spaces available.
For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Michelle at 518-590-6781 or Hope7.Board@nullgmail.com
Stephen King Dollar Baby Film Festival is one highlight of Fall 2019 Cultural Events Schedule at Hudson Valley Community College
The Dollar Baby Film Festival will be a rare opportunity to view four short films inspired by the work of the legendary author Stephen King, including a Capital Region premier of local author and filmmaker Bryan Higby’s “Here There Be Tygers.” The festival will be Friday, Nov. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center on the Troy campus and is open free to the public.
“Here There Be Tygers,” (2019, 11 min.) is a liberating tale from the viewpoint of a child who sees tigers in the school restroom. The evening also will feature Jay Holben’s renowned “Paranoid” (2000, 8 min.), a favorite of King himself; Rodney Altman’s “Unmeny’s Last Case,” (2006, 18 min.), about a 1930s private detective whose life bizarrely and swiftly falls apart, and Shawn S. Lealos’s “I Know What You Need” (2005, 33 min.), in which a young woman has strong suspicions about the true identity of her roommate’s “too good to be true” new boyfriend. A Q&A with Higby will follow the films.
The Dollar Baby concept was born in 1977 as King’s growing popularity fueled his desire to help novice filmmakers seeking permission to make films of his work. Under the program, fledgling filmmakers pay just $1 for the opportunity to create a film based on one of the horror master’s short works. The caveat: Dollar Baby films cannot be released to the pubic or on the internet, thus festival viewing usually is the only way to see them. It’s difficult to determine exactly how many Dollar Babies have been made, but King has described the films as “usually interesting and sometimes quite brilliant.”
The Dollar Baby Film Festival is presented by the college’s Cultural Affairs Program. The fall 2019 schedule also will include the following performances:
Hot Club of Saratoga
Thursday, Sept. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. / Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Hot Club of Saratoga, upstate New York’s premier gypsy swing band, performs in the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli (The Quintet of the Hot Club of France), most prominent in the 1930s yet still vibrant and gaining in popularity today. Since forming in 2013, Hot Club of Saratoga has brought its irresistible music to myriad venues and festivals, keeping alive the tradition of a long line of gypsy jazz artists. Core musicians Chuck Kish, rhythm guitar; Tucker Callander, violin; and Jonathan Greene, clarinet; often are joined by others in the club’s “collective.” Adding solo guitar, string bass, and sax allows the group to explore the
full range of this musical style from sweet, soulful ballads through hard-driving swing and fiery, upbeat tempos that make it impossible to sit still.
Shiri Zorn and George Muscatello
Thursday, Oct. 3 from noon to 1 p.m. / Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
The nearly 10-year-old collaboration of international vocalist Shiri Zorn and guitarist George Muscatello never fails to amaze and delight audiences. The two “turn standard jazz repertoire on its head.” Great American Songbook classics take on Middle Eastern influences and unusual time signatures, while Latin tunes and sambas are improvised with new harmonies. Zorn discovered her singing talent as a young child in Israel and later trained at the famed Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London before arriving in the United States in 2007. Well known for his extraordinary guitar playing and improvisation skills, Muscatello has been a mainstay on the local jazz scene for 25 years. An adjunct lecturer at Skidmore College, he also hosts master classes bringing world-renowned jazz musicians to the Saratoga Springs campus.
Lost Radio Rounders: Demon Rum! Songs of Temperance and Prohibition Thursday, Oct. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. / Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Take something away, you only make it more attractive. Songs of temperance and prohibition come from both sides of the bar, with some trying to quell the flow of demon rum and others hurrying to drink it up. Typically, Lost Radio Rounders finds the history, the humor and the pathos in the great American battle over the bottle. The band members are Tom Lindsay – vocals, 6-, 12-string and baritone guitar, strumstick, 6-string banjo and piano, and Michael Eck – vocals, mandolin, guitar and tenor guitar, dobro, ukulele and banjo. Outside the duo, Lindsay is a photographer and educator, and Eck is an arts publicist, critic and writer. Local audiences are both educated and entertained by their themed, radio days-inspired programs such as Blue Collar Blues, Campfire Songs & Sing-A-Longs, and The Gospel Trail.
Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers Thursday, Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. / Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and learn more about American Indian history, culture and traditions. Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long standing traditions and culture of their indigenous ancestors. The troupe travels from the Tayac Territory in Port Tobacco, MD with its colorful, educational and entertaining pow wow-style program of American Indian dance, drum and song. The Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers also appear frequently on the History and Discovery channels, and perform regularly at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC and at major Native American festivals throughout the United States. Successors of the Algonquin peoples, members of the Piscataway Nation were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the Potomac River in 1608.
The full Cultural Events Calendar is available at www.hvcc.edu/culture. Please call 518-629-8071 or email email@example.com for more information