Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 04.21.22

Nelson Wilkinson – J. Donald Leahey Scholarship Fund Golf Outing

Cronin’s Golf Course – Warrensburg, NY 12885

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:30 pm Shotgun start.

$125 Registration includes:

18 holes of golf with cart – 4 person scramble

Lunch at turn, Steak Dinner

Beverages on course (beer, soda, water)

Ten raffle tickets – automatically entered for prizes

Prizes: Low gross, long drives, closest-to-pins

Live music after dinner.

To register your foursome for this awesome event, call or text:

Bryan Leahey – 518-330-0657

Keith Wilkinson – 518-588-5136

Chris Leahey – 518-410-3149

$40 per person for dinner only

Cabins available for $75 per person (not per cabin) – call

518-623-9336 – Mention Wilkinson-Leahey Memorial Golf Outing

Make reservations early!

April Lecture and Nature Book Club at RPA

Tuesday, April 26, 7 pm on Zoom. The Nature Book Club discusses “H is for Hawk,” by Helen Macdonald. You are warmly invited to RPA’s new Nature Book Club, with Rama Hamarneh, PhD. The book club provides a space to discuss books related to nature, together as a community! One evening a month, we will meet on Zoom to discuss a book we have read, and the work’s relationship to nature. We will explore multiple aspects of nature in literature – represented through multiple genres and authors from around the globe. Register at www.rensselaerplateau.org/events.

Valuing our Forests

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance and New York Forest Owners Association team up for a unique foresty event, open to all. Saturday, May 7, 10 am – 12 pm, Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area, Petersburgh. 

Sponsored by Rensselaer Plateau Alliance and the New York Forest Owners Association. 

Want to learn more about the woods, and why they are so important? This unique event, cosponsored by RPA and the New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA) will allow participants to take a hike through Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area, with the opportunity to learn about forest management, forest ecosystems, and the diversity of relationships that we can build with our woods. Following a short opening presentation, participants will have the opportunity to take one of two guided hikes. 

The first hike – Forest Ecosystems – will introduce participants to forest ecosystems, biodiversity, and how forest communities are connected with each other, and with us. The second hike – Forest Management – will delve into management practices that forest owners can take to promote healthy, productive forests.

Please learn more and register at www.rensselaerplateau.org/events.

Family Forest Carbon Program Woods Walk

Saturday, April 30, 10am – 12pm, Poestenkill Community Forest, Averill Park. Family Forest Carbon Program Woods Walk. 

Come take a walk in the woods at Rensselaer Plateau Alliance’s Poestenkill Community Forest to learn about strategies to manage woodlands for wildlife, climate adaptation, and forest health. Meet with conservation partners to learn more about the Family Forest Carbon Program, developed by the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. The Family Forest Carbon Program enables family forest owners to access climate finance from carbon markets and empowers them to address climate change by paying them to implement climate-smart forestry practices. The program is currently available in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and parts of Maryland, and will be expanding to the Midwest and Northeast in 2022. Learn more and register at www.rensselaerplateau.org/events.

May & June Lacrosse Programs For Boys 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland lacrosse will be running a boy’s MAY & JUNE lacrosse programs.  Players can chose to play on Tuesdays night, Sunday afternoons or BOTH.  Programs will start on May 10 and end on June 26.  Each group will play for an hour and a half each day/night.  Levels include: a co-ed K – 5th learn to play program; boys instructional programs for beginner & novice players grades 2nd – 5th & 6th- 10th; an advanced instruction program for players in graders 3 – 6 & 7 – 9 who want to refine their game while being introduced to more advanced techniques.  All age level will be separated and a scrimmage will be held each night.  For more information on all of these programs go to www.capitallandlacrosse.com or e-mail us at chad@nullcapitallandlacrosse.com.

May & June Lacrosse Programs For Girls

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland lacrosse will be running a girls MAY & JUNE lacrosse program.  Players can chose to play on Tuesdays night, Sunday afternoons or BOTH.  All programs will start on May 10 and end on June 26.  Each group will play for an hour and a half each day/night.  Levels include: a co-ed K – 5th learn to play program; girls instructional programs for beginner & novice players grades 3rd – 10th, an advanced program for players in graders 6th –8th and one for 9 – 10 who want to refine their game while being introduced to more advanced techniques.  All age level will be separated and a scrimmage will be held each night.  For more information go to www.capitallandlacrosse.com or e-mail us at chad@nullcapitallandlacrosse.com. 

May & June Field Hockey

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capitalland Field Hockey will be running a MAY & JUNE field hockey program for players in graders K – 12 grades.  Players can chose to play on Tuesdays night, Sunday afternoons or BOTH.  All programs will start on May 10 and end on June 26.  Each group will play for an hour and a half each day/night.  Levels include: a K-3 learn to play program; girls instructional programs for beginner & novice players grades 3 – 10, an advanced program for players in graders 6 –9 and one for 10 – 12 who want to refine their game while being introduced to more advanced techniques. All age level will be separated and a scrimmage will be held each night.  For more information go to www.capitallandlacrosse.com or e-mail us at chad@nullcapitallandlacrosse.com.

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