Local Fairs 12.05.19

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

4-H Winter Fair

4-H Invites all youth ages 5-19: Sunday, December 8th – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Poestenkill Evangelical Church – Hosted by the Green Earthlings 4-H Club

They will have a community service project and a project that can be made and judged on location by entering in the Winter Fair.

Tamarac location: Cupcake Decorating, Create a Holiday Picture Frame, Writing Letters for Luke to Make a Wish, option to adopt a family through Things of My Very Own.

Poestenkill location: several Natural and Recycled Projects, Writing Letters for Luke- Make a Wish, Writing Letters for a Veteran at the Albany VA Hospital. Please bring a canned good for the food pantry.

To register for event or for more information, please call 518-272-4210.

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North Greenbush Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration

On Saturday December 7, 2019 the Town of North Greenbush will host its 5th Annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony. Please bring your holiday cheer and help us celebrate. The parade will kick off from the front parking lot of St. Jude the Apostle School promptly at 6:00 pm. The parade will continue directly to Town Hall for a tree lighting celebration complete with refreshments and surprises for the children from Santa himself.

Your participation is welcomed – so bring on your floats, decorated classic cars, and costumed pets and join the parade! If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact the Supervisor’s office at 518-283-5313 ext 10 or email at supervisorsoffice@nullnorthgreenbush.org

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!

Sincerely, Lou Desso, North Greenbush Town Supervisor

10/24/2019 – 11/28/2019

Cambridge, NY Operation Santa Clause Vendor Fair

Calling all Vendors: Operation Santa Clause is looking for you. Sat Dec. 7th 10 am till 4pm. Is our 23rd Annual Christmas in Cambridge Craft Fair hosted by Cambridge Central Schools “Operation Santa Clause” For more information or to receive an application please email Dawn Case avondawncase@nullgmail.com or leave a message if you don’t have email at 518-669-2052.

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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, jewelry, household goods, games, toys, puzzles, CD’s, Records, DVD’s, one-of-a-kind items, gift baskets and Christmas decorations.

The shop will be open on Thursday December 5 from 3 to 6PM and on Saturday December 7 from 9 to 2, weather permitting. Located at 1249 Third Street in Rensselaer and on CDTA bus route #214, the shop can be entered through the parking lot on the Catherine Street side. Visit us and be amazed!

10/31/2019 – 12/05/2019

East Greenbush Holiday Parade on Saturday December 7, 2019

Please join us for the third annual Holiday Parade hosted by the Town of East Greenbush and the Town Emergency Services. Step-off is at 6:00 PM starting at the East Greenbush Firehouse on Philips Road, traveling north on Phillips to Columbia Turnpike, left on Columbia Turnpike and then left into Becker’s Farm. Following the parade everyone is invited to stop in at Becker’s Farm to have some snacks with Santa!

11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019

Christmas Bazaar at Church of the Covenant UM

The Church of the Covenant UM in Averill Park will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. Come visit the more than a dozen handcraft, gift and food shops designed for all your holiday shopping. You will find plenty of holiday-themed items as well as year-round gifts and decor. On the main level, visit The Doll Boutique with handmade American Girl clothing, the Pet Corner, Collectibles, the Country Store, Handcrafts & Decorations, Holiday Greenery and Religious Items. Be sure to stop by the COC Cafe, specializing in chili, mac and cheese, sausage and peppers, assorted soups and other home-cooked foods. Satisfy your sweet tooth with goodies from the Sweet Shoppe. Downstairs will be “Yuletide for Youth.” There children may decorate cookies, shop in the Kids Only store, play games and make crafts. The Church of the Covenant, also known as “The Round Church,” is at 3055 NY 43 in the center of Averill Park.

11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019

Toy Collection in Nassau

As the Holidays approach, the Town and Village Youth Committees will once again be collecting new, unwrapped toys for distribution at the Nassau Resource Center. This year, boxes to accept donations will be found at the Nassau Free Library, Village Clerk’s office (Malden St.), Town Clerk’s office (Church St.), the Town Transfer Center, and the Chandler Young Veterans Association (Lyons Lake Rd.). In addition, there will be a donation box available at the annual Tree Lighting cermony at the Village Commons, John St., Sunday, December 1st, 5pm.

The toy drive begins November 21st and ends December 12th. For more information contact Judy at 518-522-2916 or email judyz_05262@nullyahoo.com.

11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019

Annual Christmas Bazaar

The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Church is located at the intersection of Schodack Landing Road & Muitzeskill Road, in Schodack Landing. The Christmas Bazaar will include new and gently used Christmas decorations, cards, gifts, and books, as well as a Luncheon Cafe and a Bake Sale. For more information, call the Church office at 732-7500.

11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019

Town of Sand Lake Holiday Festivities

Mark your calendar! On Friday, December 6th The Town of Sand Lake will be hosting Holiday Festivities. A holiday parade, organized by the town’s Emergency Service Organization will be leaving Miller Hill Elementary School at 7:00 pm and arriving at Butler Park shortly after. After a tree lighting ceremony, Santa will be available for pictures and to hear children’s holiday requests. After the parade the Town will be serving refreshments until we run out.

****We will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots the week prior to the parade, at the Averill Park Fire Department, West Sand Lake Fire Department, and the Sand Lake Ambulance. We will also collect toys at Butler Park after the Parade.

Please call Lindsy Marshall at 526-0938 or email lekehn@nullyahoo.com with any questions.

11/21/2019 – 12/05/2019

BSA Troop 525 Wreath Sale

BSA Troop 525 will be selling wreaths and other greens at the Stewart’s in West Sand Lake on Saturday, November 30 and Saturday, December 7 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please come to support our troop. Any questions can be directed to wsltroop@nullgmail.com.

11/28/2019 – 12/05/2019

North Chatham United Methodist Church To Host Holiday Bazaar

On December 7th The North Chatham United Methodist Church will host a Holiday Bazaar from 10 AM to 3 PM, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of the North Chatham and Grace (Nassau) churches. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. There will be a nice variety of vendors and this is a great chance to do some Christmas shopping locally! Lunch and a bake sale will be available and all proceeds will go to Mission Projects. For more information on the North Chatham UMC, please call 518-766-3535 or visit their website (northchathammethodistchurch.org). For more information on the Grace UMC, please call 518-766-9628 or e-mail Pastor Marquit at revberdan@nullaol.com. Thanks, and we hope to see you on December 7th!

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Forest Friends Story Time

Join Amanda the Forest Fairy from Rensselaer Youth Outdoors at the Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center on Saturday, December 14th from 12:00-3:00 pm for Forest Friends Story Time. Amanda the Fairy will read some stories about her friends who live in the forest with her.

– Learn about some of the creatures who live in the forest, both magical and ordinary

– Make a craft or a mask

– Play some games

– Dress up with props and take pictures at our selfie station

– Weather permitting, take a short hike or build a snow castle

– Warm up with some hot chocolate and enjoy some yummy baked goods

– Explore the Grafton Lakes Welcome Center and the wonderful resources that are available all year

This is a fundraiser to keep Rensselaer Youth Outdoors afloat. There is no set charge for the program, donate what you can.

Contact the RYO program coordinator with questions at amanda.ryo.coordinator@nullgmail.com or 518-712-9667

11/07/2019 – 12/12/2019

Christmas Fair

The Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church at 175 Fifth Ave. will be hosting a Christmas Fair on Friday December 13th from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM and on Saturday December 14th from 10:00 AM unit 4:00 PM. Come see the luxurious items in Wesley’s Treasures, shop for homemade crafts and baked goods, browse the book nook, pose for a fun festive photo, and join in the fun of our silent auction. New this year, Stu’s Traveling Road Show offering entertainment appraisals of jewelry!

11/21/2019 – 12/12/2019

COHFAM Winter Fest

The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) finished the summer season at the end of September, but the fun is not over yet! COHFAM will be holding its inaugural Winterfest on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at the Castleton Fire Department, 11 Green Avenue. Space is still available for vendors, email cindytimlovemoore3@nullgmail.com or gina.giuliano@nullgmail.com for an application or private message the COHFAM Facebook page for details. Come to COHFAM and shop local for the holidays!

12/05/2019 – 12/12/2019

Ft. Crailo DAR Holiday Party Dec. 14th

The members of the Ft. Crailo DAR will hold their holiday party on December 14th all members and potential members are invited to attend. We will be meeting at the Crossroads Restaurant 43 Mall, Route 43 in West Sand Lake at 10:45 am and car pool to historic Knowlton House in Averill Park. After the house tour we will return to the Crossroads Restaurant for lunch followed by our grab bag ($15 max). Please let Michelle Schultz know if you plan to attend. Hope to see all our DAR sisters there.

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Santa Visits the Village of Nassau

Due to the dangerous snowstorm last week, Santa’s visit had to be postponed. But the great news is that on Sunday, December 15, Santa will be visiting the Village of Nassau. He’ll be arriving at the Fire Department Hose Co. #1–located on Chatham St (Rt.203) at 3:30pm and will stay until 5. There’ll be delicious snacks, presents, and, of course, a chance to chat with Santa! To add to the fun, the Village Youth Committee will be helping children make ornaments. There’s no charge and we encourage everone to bring their cameras. For information, call 518-522-2916.

12/12/2019 – 12/19/2019

Book Nook News

The Book Nook at Transfiguration Parish on Hillview Drive in Speigletown is open on Saturday, December 21 from 9:00 am until noon. Books make great Christmas gifts and we have some of the best novels, historical and biographical stories, CD’s, DVD’s, children and young adult, cookbooks, religious and self-help books at very low prices. The December specials are on the following authors: Preston & Child, JA Jance and Nora Roberts. We also have a large selection of Large Print books which are 3/$1 during December. Great authors but just Easier To Read. Please stop by and see what we have to offer. Thanks for your continued support and wishes for a Merry Christmas and blessings for the New Year.

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