Local Fairs 10.03.19

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

Fall Festival at Parker School on Oct. 5

Celebrate autumn at Robert C. Parker School’s Fall Festival, Saturday Oct. 5th from 11AM – 2PM. Preschool through middle school students will enjoy games, crafts, educational projects, live music, and homemade food, all outdoors on our beautiful 77-acre campus.

Come for the bounce house, face painting, carnival games and prizes, and our unique toy swap lottery! Kids can also do STEM projects with RPI’s Society for Women Engineers and hands-on nature activities with educators from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. There will be activities especially for the little ones, with big kids on hand to provide storytime for their younger buddies. Enjoy fiddle and guitar music by Tunefolk, sponsored by a grant from the DanceFlurry Organization.

We’ll have a wide selection of lunch, snack, and dessert options available, so bring your family and friends and join us for a memorable afternoon! Admission is free; food and games are ticketed. For more information, email pfo@nullparkerschool.org, or visit www.parkerschool.org.

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!

Community Block Party

The Immaculate Conception Church, are pleased to invite public to a Community Block Party on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

This Community Block Party is free, open to all and will take place from 5:00pm-8:00pm rain or shine! It will be held in front of Immaculate Conception Church located at 67 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York 12090. Should it rain, the party will be held in the HAYC3 (Armory) Building at 80 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.

Come and enjoy hamburgers, hot dog’s and the music of the West Side Drive Band.

This block party will serve as the formal kick-off to the Restore…Reignite…Remain Campaign, in which we seek to: Restore the Immaculate Conception Church; Reignite the faith of our community; and, Remain a cornerstone of Hoosick Falls.

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 hoosickkid@nullgmail.com. For Vendor or sponsorship information contact Joyce Brewer at The Miller Museum (518) 686-4682. tjbrewer4942@nullgmail.com.

Poestenkill Youth Summer Camp

Poestenkill Youth Board will host Poestenkill Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 5th from 10am-5pm at Poestenkill Elementary School. This will be a great family fun event filled with games, crafts, raffles, vendors, bake sale, petting zoo, SAFE ID program, and more! Come join the fun. Thank you to our Gold and Penguin Sponsors: Bonded Concrete/Troy Sand and Gravel, Chip Kronau Construction and Equipment, Dynamic Systems, Inc, Keith Hammond for Supervisor, Rifenburg Construction, Warren Fane, Wohlleber for Poestenkill. Submitted by Tiffany Buker, Youth Director Town of Poestenkill

Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The volunteers at the Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop work hard to provide a clean, well-organized shopping experience. The shop has a very large selection of clothing for all sizes and ages, gently-used baby equipment, toys, games, jewelry, household goods, Halloween costumes and décor. The shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. You’re sure to find something you didn’t know you needed!

The shop will be open on Thursday October 3 from 3 to 6 and Saturday October 5 from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street, Rensselaer, the shop is on CDTA bus route # 214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side.

Howl’oween in the Park!

The Sand Lake Dog Park and The Open Spaces Committees would like to thank the Town of Sand Lake and the Girl Scouts Service Unit 151 (Troops 1052, 1526) for their support.

Its going to be SPOOKTACULAR on October 13th from 12PM-4PM at Butler Park in the town of Sand Lake. Rain or Shine

Come help raise funds to meet our goal of $25,000 for the construction of the SLDP. There will be vendors, community groups, live music and a photographer, but the highlight of the event will be the Costume Parade with town officials judging various categories. Community groups and vendors are invited to set up booths and donations can me made to the Sand Lake Dog Park.

Registration for the costume parade will be $20/dog in advance or $25/dog at the event. Creative costumes and themed human/dog costumes are encouraged. There will be Costume Contest Prizes and giveaways. Event will be held rain or shine. Check-in for the costume parade begins as 12PM and the parade will start at 1PM.

Safety 1st. All well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs will be welcome to participate. Our big Pet Peeve: YOU are responsible for cleaning up after your dog – bags will be available. Your pup needs to be leashed on at all times (no longer then 4 feet) & licensed with a permit. All dogs must have current rabies vaccines, and no dogs in heat. An adult must walk the dog, no toddlers in attendance please. Call or stop by town hall for license info and have a copy of your rabies vac. Your Vet can Fax or email the document. Sand Lake Town Clerk at 518-674-2026 ext 122

Contact the SLDP with your questions at openspacessandlake@nullgmail.com or 518-495-2314. Costume Parade registrations and SLDP donations can be made by check payable to Town of Sand Lake (write Dog Park on the memo line) and mailed to Dog Park Treasurer, 110 Edgewood Drive, Averill Park, NY 12018. Online tickets purchase at Eventbrite: HOWl’oween in the Park. SLDP donations can be made online at gofundme.com/f/sand-lake-dog-park

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

Trunk or Treat

October 27, 2019, 12:00-2:00, Sand Lake Town Hall Upper Parking Lot. We are currently looking for volunteers to decorate their trunk and pass out candy. A complete registration form is required to participate in this event. Trunk or Treat participants must provide their own treats to hand out at their trunk/tailgate. This is a family friendly event. Please decorate your trunk accordingly. Registered trunks may begin set up at The Town Hall parking lot at 11:00. All trunks must stay through the duration of the event. There will be no electrical support for vehicles. You are responsible for set up and cleanup of your trunk. Costumes are encouraged to enhance your decorated look. Applications are available online at the Town of Sand Lake Website, at the Town Hall, or can be emailed if you contact Lindsy Marshall, Youth Supervisor, at lekehn@nullyahoo.com. Deadline for application is Friday, October 18th

Family Fall Fest

You are invited for some fun for the whole family!

There will be something for everyone, young and old,

men, women and children. Please join us for: Hiking and Hayrides, Crafts for women, Games for children, Are you interested in Shooting Sports? Enjoy the Hill Country Cloggers, Covered Dish Dinner, Bonfire with songs and a message from Rescue Mission Director Perry Jones. Events begin at 1:00PM on Saturday, October 19th on the grounds of the Grafton Baptist Church. Free and open to all. See you there!!

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 rafitop@nullaol.com.

Fantastic Fall Book & Media Sale

Don’t miss the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library’s ever popular Book and Media Sale. Thousands of books have been donated and sorted so that only the best are presented at the sale. The sale is held at the library on Thursday, October 24, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm; Friday, October 25, 9 am – 7 pm; Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm and Sunday, October 27, (Bag Sale only), 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Books are organized in separate sections to make your shopping easier. There are more than 20 categories of hardcover and paperbacks, fiction and nonfiction on topics like cooking, biography, parenting, arts, poetry & drama, how-to and hobbies. Stop in for bargains on books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs for adults and teens (no children’s books at this sale).

Only cash and checks are accepted. Prices for CDs are $1.00 and DVDs $2.00. On Thursday hardcover books are $2.00; on Friday and Saturday they are $1.00. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, trade paperbacks are $1.00 and mass market paperbacks are 50 cents. Sunday is for the Bag Sale only. For just $5.00 fill a bag full of books! Bring your own reusable grocery bag or use one of our plastic ones.

For Thursday only, see the website for our special entry process: eastgreenbushlibrary.org/friends/book-sale/

The book sale is a major fundraising event for the Friends and proceeds from the sale directly support library programs and services that benefit patrons and community members.

The library is located at 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061, phone 518-477-7476. You can contact the Friends at foegcl@nullgmail.com.

Salem United Methodist Church Annual Trunk or Treat

Please join us on Sunday, October 27th from 4-6pm

At Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, West Sand Lake. All are welcome to come and enjoy this fun family event! No driving from house to house or worrying about traffic!

Free games and refreshments!

*Important info for people wanting to set up trunks- Please plan for about 150 children. We are proud supporters of The Teal Pumpkin Project and encourage those with trunks to have a non-food option to offer children with food allergies. We will provide participating individuals with a special sign for their vehicle to let families know you have a non-food option. Please arrive early enough to decorate your trunk so you are ready when the children start arriving at 4:00pm. No cars will be allowed to enter the lower lot after 4:00pm for safety reasons.

If you would like to participate but don’t want to have a trunk we can always use youth and adult volunteers to help with games and refreshments.

Please call Melissa Barber at 518-817-5320 if you would like to participate by decorating your trunk, volunteering your time, or if you have any questions.

Halloween Candy With A Cop Party In The Park

East Greenbush Town Park, Sponsored by: The East Greenbush Police Department and Office of Community and Recreation

October 31st 6-8 pm at the East Greenbush Town Park

We will begin with a Costume Parade @ 6PM sharp- line up begins in front of the Red Barn.

Join us after the parade to solve the candy mystery with obstacle challenges, games, candy, and FUN!

Have some candy with a cop and learn about Halloween safety! Before you leave take a few minutes to view and vote for your favorite Jack O Lantern in the Jack O Lantern contest!

Town of East Greenbush Toddler Halloween Party

October 31st 10 am to 12 noon at the East Greenbush Town Hall. Bring the little ones up to age 5 for games, activities, snacks, and trick or treating through Town Hall Offices. Come in Costume!

East Greenbush Fire Ladies Auxiliary Craft Fair

4th Annual Craft Fair to be held at East Greenbush Fire Department located at 68 Phillips Road in Rensselaer. The event will be on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 10am to 2pm. Open to the public and admission is free. Over 35 crafters (holiday decorations, primitives, candles, handmade goods, personalized ornaments, hand painted items, fine art, jewelry, maple products, baked goods, and more), Gourmeli’s Taste Food Truck, a ton of raffle items and 50/50. You don’t want to miss this!

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

Vendors Wanted for Holiday Vendor Fair

The Volunteer Fire Company of Center Brunswick will be hosting a Holiday Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 16th at the fire house located at 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy. We are looking for Vendors for this event. It’s a perfect time to advertise your business, showcase your products, book parties and make sales to holiday shoppers. Spaces will be available for $25 and include a table and chairs. Shopping hours will be 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. If you are interested in participating, please call Jenn Simmons at (518) 858-7285 or email jennsimmons@nullcenterbrunswickfire.com for more information.

2019 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair

The fourth annual Green Fair will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 10-4 pm at the Sage College Armory, 130 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY. Enjoy one-stop shopping with information, services and products related to living in harmony with our earth. It is free and open to the public with ample, accessible parking and great roadside visibility. It is sponsored by Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment, a local grassroots group. This is the largest indoor/outdoor environmental Fair in the Capital Region.

At the Fair, meet for profit and nonprofit exhibitors, listen to speakers on a variety of environmental topics while enjoying vegan friendly food and drink. It is a “zero waste” event using compostable products. Last year, there were a record fifty-three exhibitors and 23 workshop presenters.

The newly remodeled venue has a large display area with modernized meeting rooms. There will be a free Fair Program Booklet listing exhibitor contact information with valuable climate information printed by a union shop on recycled paper.

Here are some links to past Fairs:

2018: stopnypipeline.org/what-a-fair/

2017- tinyurl.com/RESLF2017

2016- tinyurl.com/RESLF2017

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please register at: tinyurl.com/LivingFair or call: 518-781-4686. We will be promoting this Fair via our newsletters, press announcements, posters, social media, etc.

Please share this information widely.

Don’t miss out- discover why many exhibitors return every year!

Animal And Pet Items In-House Garage Sale!

An on–going sale! Come and see nifty animal/pet knickknacks, bric-a-brac, pet toys & supplies. Items can be purchased during Venture Inward classes and events. Go to VentureInwardCenter.com to see Calendar for days and times we are open!

If you have items you would like to donate, contact Venture Inward at 518-477-6566 & please forward this to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, facebook friends!! All proceeds go directly to Jane Demartino’s CaringAboutTheStrays, a 501.c3 non-profit, so your generosity is tax deductable too!

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 d.gardner@nullhvcc.edu for more information

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