Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation 05.06.21

Employment Applications Available for The Town of Schodack Summer Recreation Program 2021

SCHODACK – Applications for employment with the Town of Schodack Day Camp are now available for download at www.schodack.org under Youth Recreation. All applicants must be 16 years of age by the start of camp on July 12, 2021, and have a current working card, if applicable. Applicants must be available to work the duration of the camp which runs from July 12, 2021 through August 6, 2021. Completed applications must be returned to the Schodack Town Clerk’s Office no later than April 30, 2021. Please direct further questions to the Recreation Director Sheila Golden at youthdirector@nullschodack.org. 

Glass Lake Men’s Golf League at Burden Lake Country Club

AVERILL PARK – Attention all golfers. The Glass Lake Men’s League at Burden Lake Country Club still has openings for new members! The league is open to the public and members of Burden Lake Country Club. The league plays Tuesday nights from April 13th to September 14th, with tee times from 3:00-4:30pm. The league will also have two tournaments. The first being July 3rd at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course and the second at Burden Lake Country Club on September 18th. All skill levels are welcome. For more information on dues and how to become a member, contact Kean Toomey at kean.toomey@nullgmail.com.

Intercounty Women’s Golf Association 

CAPITAL DISTRICT – Join the Intercounty Women’s Golf Association – or, play as a guest at any of the events. Fun competition for all levels. Choose the courses you want to play – or play them all! All handicaps welcome. For approximately $45-50 per tournament: greens fees & cart, continental breakfast & lunch, prizes. 2021 schedule: Burden Lake, Copake, Blackhead, Sunnyhill, Wiltwyck, Catskill, Red Hook, Rip Van Winkle, Windham, Rainbow, Thunderhart, Colonial. $20 annual league fee. E-mail Val Chakedis: vchakedis@nullicloud.com for more information

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 11 and end on June 27.  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 11 and end on June 27.  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 11 and end on June 27.  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.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance Spring Bird Walk

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Poestenkill Community Forest, Averill Park — Saturday, May 8, 8 am – 11 am. With Jim de Waal Malefyt and Pam Jacobson. Early morning in the spring before leaf-out is the best time to look for spring migrating and local resident birds. We will also identify birds by their courtship songs and calls. Bring binoculars and bird guides if you have them. Expect some short walks near the parking area into field, forest, and wetland edges on trails. Suitable for birders of all levels – beginners welcome! Please, no dogs. Pre-registration is required for all events; space is limited for in-person events and masks are required. Learn more, get directions, and register at www.rensselaerplateau.org.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance May Mindful Walk

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Gutierrez Family Forest, East Nassau– Saturday, May 8, 10 am – 12:30 pm. With Molly Freiberg and Sandy Wilson. Nature has the ability to calm, inspire, and restore us in all seasons — so let’s take some much-needed time to receive what is offered. Join Sandy and Molly on a slow and gentle celebration of spring, opening our senses to all that we discover. Pre-registration is required for all events; space is limited for in-person events and masks are required. Learn more, get directions, and register at www.rensselaerplateau.org.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance Land Conservation And Stewardship 

RENSSELAER COUNTY –  via Zoom– Thursday, May 20, 7 pm. A virtual panel discussion led by Jim Bonesteel, Executive Director of RPA. Jim will lead a panel discussion of land conservation principles, objectives, and stewardship. Topics of discussion may include forests, farms, wetlands, community engagement, and a culture of welcome and inclusion. Other discussion topics include wildlife habitat and forest connectivity, source water protection, economic considerations, timber, recreation, monitoring, maintenance, and sustainability. Pre-registration is required for all events; space is limited for in-person events and masks are required. Learn more, get directions, and register at www.rensselaerplateau.org.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance Wild Navigation Workshop

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Albert Family Community Forest, East Nassau–Saturday, May 22, 10 am – 1 pm. With Fred McCagg and Krysia Kornecki. The art of “Staying Found” requires little more than a good map and compass, and the know-how to use them properly. Today’s topographic maps are the best available, and magnetic compass models are well-designed for the modern navigator. Learn the basics of how to use these tools for a safe and fun outdoor adventure. Materials and hands-on learning provided. Instruction will be followed by a hike to practice your skills!  Pre-registration is required for all events; space is limited for in-person events and masks are required. Learn more, get directions, and register at www.rensselaerplateau.org.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance All The Time In The World:  Discovering the History of a Place Through Geology 

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Poestenkill Community Forest, East Poestenkill–Saturday, May 29, 10 am – 1 pm. With Krysia Kornecki, PhD, geology. Do you ever wonder why the views on your horizon, the mountain ranges or gentle slopes, are the way they are? Do you ever catch the light reflecting off a stone and wonder what it might be, or how it got there? Do you ever wonder what came before us? Krysia will share some of the basic concepts and tools geologists use to read the evidence of what came before us in the rock record. This outing will help you imagine major geologic themes and processes, and to write the narrative of the forest’s lifespan through deep time in your mind’s eye. Pre-registration is required for all events; space is limited for in-person events and masks are required. Learn more, get directions, and register at www.rensselaerplateau.org.

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