Local Fairs 10.17.19

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Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop

The Church of the Redeemer Thrift Shop has earned an excellent reputation by offering quality merchandise at bargain prices. We offer clothing for all sizes and ages, household goods, jewelry, puzzles, toys, collectibles, Halloween costumes and decorations and so much more.

The shop will be open on Thursday, October 17th from 3 to 6 and Saturday, October 19th from 9 to 2. Located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer, the shop is on CDTA bus route #214. Enter through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side and be pleasantly surprised.

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Calvary Episcopal Church 11th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

85 Lake Hill Road – Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Over 50 handmade crafts, bake sale, Quilt Raffle

10/10/2019 – 10/17/2019

Rummage and Bake Sale

Friday, Oct.18,2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Saturday, Oct.19, 2019 from 10:00 am to12:00 pm.

Blooming Grove Reformed Church, 706 Bloominggrove Drive, Defreestville, NY 12144, Rte. 4 across from CDTA Park and Ride parking lot. Bus Rte.#224.

10/03/2019 – 10/24/2019

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!!

10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019

Trinity Church Lansingburgh Harvest Bazaar On Sat Oct 19

Trinity Church Lansingburgh will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar at the Parish Hall, 585 Fourth Avenue, Troy (Lansingburgh,) on Saturday, October 19 from 9 A.M until 2:30 P.M Hand-crafted items, including holiday decorations, will be available for purchase. Booths will offer baked goods, next-to-new items, a turkey raffle, silent auction, and basket raffles, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call 518-237-7831 or visit our website at http://www.trinitychurchlansingburgh.org/.

10/03/2019 – 10/17/2019

Final Lord’s Acre Auction at North Chatham United Methodist Church

The North Chatham United Methodist Church will be holding their Final Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale on October 19th. After 70 years, we have decided to “retire” this event and we hope to go out with a bang! Our clothing barn will remain open next year and we are considering other possibilities for selling donated items. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. There will be a brief worship service at 8:00, with most departments opening at 8:30. The “White Elephant” department will open @ 10:00 and the auctioneer will start @ 11:00 sharp. Plenty of FREE off-street parking is available and there is good food for sale all day. This is a great chance to pick up all kinds of bargains – clothing, shoes, Christmas & holiday items, linens, books, sporting goods & toys, antiques, housewares, brand new merchandise, electrical items, furniture, etc. Featured items under the auction tent include some very nice antique furniture, a queen-sized adjustable bed frame, and 2 good quality patio sets (one redwood, one metal). Our website (northchathammethodistchurch.org) will have pictures of these items. If more “big things” come in we will post that information as well. Please keep checking, and come join us!

For more information on the Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale or any of our other events and activities, please call 766-3535 or visit our website.

Thanks, and we hope to see you soon in North Chatham!

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.

10/10/2019 – 10/24/2019

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.

10/10/2019 – 10/28/2019

Table or Treat A Safe trick or treating

Melvin Roads is conducting a “Table or Treat”, like “trunk or treat” but indoors on Sunday October 27th, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM. A safe place for parents to take their children out “trick or Treating’ without heavy coats and flashlights. Inside “Hero’s Hall” sponsors will dress up, decorate a table and give out prepackaged items to the children. We are hoping to get between 25 to 50 sponsors. The post will provide Apple Cider & Apple Cider Doughnuts. A good time for all especially the very young and first-time trick or treaters.

10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 27th from 4-5:30 Brunswick Church (42 White Church Ln., Troy, NY) will be hosting Trunk or Treat with a Grab ‘n Go (or stay) Hot Dog dinner. Come dressed in your favorite costume. This is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, this will be indoors. All are invited.

10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019

Trunk or Treat

Please join us on Sunday, October 27th from 3:30pm-5pm (while supplies last) for our second annual trunk or treat community event! This event is sponsored by the Greenbush Reformed Church and Sunshine Day Nursery School. It will take place in the parking lot of Sunshine Day Nursery School, located at 14 Hays Road, East Greenbush. Cars will be parked with their trunks open, fully decorated, ready to hand out candy to excited trick-or-treaters! Nut free options will be available. In the event of rain, we will have tables set up indoors for trick or treating. Parental supervision of children is required. We hope to see you there!

10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019

Cub Scout Pack 528’s Annual Haunted House

Please help support Cub Scout Pack 528 by attending our annual Haunted House. This year the scouts are fundraising so they can attend a sleepover at Fort Henry in Lake George, NY.

Where: Poestenkill Elementary School

When: October 25th, 2019: 7pm – 9pm

Cost: $5/person or $20/for 4 or more people

Don’t forget cash for the bake sale and games!

10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019

Healing Arts Retreat

Healing Arts Retreat Saturday October 26, 9:00 to 12:30 sponsored by Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church 1583 Carney Road Castleton/Schodack 12033 518-732-7754 www.stpaulcastleton.org. Treat yourself to a day of restoration! In simple 1 hour sessions learn useful tips and techniques for wholeness in your everyday life. The Retreat is designed for folks to come and go as they like; starts with light breakfast followed by sessions on Mindfulness (9:30-10:30) and “Enjoying a Healthy Harvest” (10:40-11:40), followed by an informal lunch. The suggested donation is $20.00. All donations from this event support our local community, so do good for yourself and others at the same time! Healing Arts Retreats increase community awareness and accessibility to simple, practical healing techniques and disciplines. Give yourself the gift of time in a clam, peaceful setting and find the seeds of peace and healing within yourself.

10/17/2019 – 10/24/2019

West Sand Lake Fire Company Annual Halloween Party & Parade

Calling all ghosts and witches and ghouls and goblins (and Pokemon and Princesses, too)! The witching hour is at hand! Once again, the time has come to dress in all your spooky finery, and invade West Sand Lake.

The West Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Co. is sponsoring its annual Halloween party for kids of all ages on Sunday, October 27. As in previous years, we are planning a special treat for all our trick-or-treaters, and their parents. We will be proudly featuring our community’s costume creations in a parade from the West Sand Lake Elementary school to our Fire House.

If you would like to join our parade, please meet at the school at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. We will step off promptly at 1:00 p.m., and proceed to the Fire House. The traditional Halloween party, with costume judging, prizes, games, refreshments and surprises will immediately follow the end of the parade. As always, admission to the party is free!

So, plan on joining us on Sunday, October 27. It promises to be a fun time for all!

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North Greenbush Halloween Costume Parade

On Saturday, October 26th at 6:00 pm the Town of North Greenbush and Youth Makes A Difference will host a Halloween Parade with a children’s party to follow. The parade will kick off at the Family Dollar parking lot and march up Main Avenue to Town Hall for the children’s party. The parade will be led by Town Emergency Services. There will be treats, costume contest with cash prizes and free books for the children. Come join the parade. All are welcome.

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.

10/03/2019 – 10/31/2019

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!

10/03/2019 – 10/31/2019

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!

10/17/2019 – 10/31/2019

Kids’ Fall Fest at Blooming Grove Reformed Church

A free Kids’ Fall Fest will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 10am to 2pm at the Blooming Grove Reformed Church in Defreestville. The church behind the park and ride lot on route 4. This is a free event for children to enjoy a bouncy slide, pumpkin painting, face painting,games and prizes. There will be free food, Freckles the Clown and a fire truck. Come and join us for some fall fun. For more information email caverlye@nullgmail.com.

10/10/2019 – 10/31/2019

Halloween Party

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary presents Skaryoke Karaoke with Johnny Oooo on Friday 11/1/19. Doors open at 6, DJ music and dancing from 7-11. There will be a costume contest, prizes, 50/50 raffle, and cash bar. Guests are welcome to bring light snacks, no outside beverages will be allowed.

Admission is a $10 donation to support our Veterans and community programs. Limited reserved seating is available with the purchase of 8 tickets. Advanced tickets are available in the bar at The American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave Wynantskill. For more info, please call/text Nicole at 518-265-6967 or email at LadiesAuxiliary1489@nullgmail.com. Check us out on Facebook “American Legion Auxiliary Post 1489”

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!

10/24/2019 – 11/03/2019

Cannoneer Vendor Fair

On Saturday, November 2nd from 9am to 2pm the Watervliet High School Class of 2022 will be hosting a vendor fair. Come start your holiday shopping with over 25 local (holiday decorations, candles, essential oils, jewelry, soaps, and more). A face painter and kids craft table for kids of all ages! Cost is FREE. At Watervliet High School, 1245 Hillside Drive, Watervliet, NY 12189. All proceeds will benefit the Class of 2022.

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

10/10/2019 – 11/07/2019

East Nassau Cookie Contest November 10th

Mayor Adam Acquario announced the Village of East Nassau’s 6th Annual Cookie Contest, Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at the Hoags Corners Fire House. Doors open at 1 p.m., judges begin tasting at 2 pm.

Anyone interested in entering the contest can do so by emailing cookies@nullvillageofeastnassau.org or calling Tom Kernan at 518-766-5131. You can also visit villageofeastnassau.org/cookie to print out a form. Just Bring the form, a $10 entry contribution and two dozen cookies to the event. Your cookie may become the Official Cookie of East Nassau! A prestigious honor sought by many.

Stewart’s ice cream for all, local entertainment as well as Chinese and regular auctions of outstanding items donated by nearby merchants and restaurants will be on hand as we get together for a good time.

10/03/2019 – 10/24/2019

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.

10/24/2019 – 11/14/2019

WSL Fire Co-Auxiliary Craft Fair/Tag Sale

Vendors Needed ~ The West Sand Lake Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a Craft Fair/Tag Sale on Saturday November 17th in the WSL Fire Hall from 9am -3pm. If you are interested in selling any homemade, handmade, or gently used items, we are happy to provide a table for $25.00 You keep your profits and the money from tables will go to benefit the West Sand Lake firefighters. If you would like to be a vendor, please contact Carrie Deutsch at 518-674-5309 (carrie5206@nullaol.com)

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

Harvest Craft and Food Festival

Join us at a joint Harvest Craft and Food Festival on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 9 AM to 2 PM, featuring creations from the members of Church of the Covenant in Averill Park, Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church in Troy, Bloomingrove Reformed Church in Defreestville, and First Reformed Church of Wynantskill. This ecumenical event will take place at the First Reformed Church, Corner of Main Avenue (NYS Rt. 66) and Church Streets in Wynantskill.

Each congregation will have a variety of interesting crafts for sale. There will also be homemade canned goods, specialty Royal Icing cookies, a homemade soup and salad lunch, as well as frozen homemade entrees for you to purchase for future enjoyment. In addition, there will be a combined bake sale with the proceeds benefiting community organizations.

To make your shopping experience a relaxing event, we are offering free coffee and donuts, free fresh-popped popcorn, and a free “Kids Space” where kids can enjoy face painting and create their own projects, allowing you to freely browse the many creations and goodies we have to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Harvest Craft and Food Festival. We hope to make this a community event for many years to come. For more information, call 518-283-4420.

Lori Robinson, First Reformed Church. PO Box 413 Wynantskill, NY 12198, 518-283-4420

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:

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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