Sports & Recreation 11.14.19

10/31/2019 – 11/14/2019

Averill Park Youth Basketball Sr. League Registration 2019-2020

Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 APYB CYO Sr. League. Information can be found on our new website:

Sr. League is open to Boys in Grades 9-12. There are 2 levels of teams: Grades 9-10 and Grades 11-12.

Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th. More specific information to follow.

The amount of teams formed will be based on number of registrants and number of volunteer coaches.

For any parents or community members interested in helping out or coaching, please send an email to

11/07/2019 – 11/14/2019

Home Waters Chapter 586 of Trout Unlimited Monthly Meeting

Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 PM at the Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center, which is located at the end of the main parking lot. If main gates are closed, please enter via the Winter Entrance at the four corners in Grafton.

Light fare and refreshments will be available. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Contact us at or 518-326-6201 for more information

10/24/2019 – 11/28/2019

Register Now for 72nd Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning

Registration is open for the 72nd edition of the Troy Turkey Trot, the nation’s 12th and world’s 64th oldest road race, on Thanksgiving morning at

Troy’s signature Thanksgiving holiday event, presented by Pioneer Bank, begins at 8 a.m. with the Capital Region’s only Thanksgiving Day 10K. The 10K course will close at 9:30 a.m. to facilitate the start of the Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk at 9:30 a.m. The shorter 5K distance kicks off at 10 a.m. Both the 10K and 5K feature “out and back” course configurations which start at 4th and Fulton Streets and finish at River Street’s Monument Square.

Registration is $35 (5K and 10K) and $15 (Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk). In-person registration along with bib and t-shirt pickup will be held at the Troy Atrium (4 Third Street) Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Weds., Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day-of-event registration for all events will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 15 minutes prior to the start of each event on the second floor of the Troy Atrium. Race day entry fees are $45 (5K and 10K) and $15 (Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk). Participants for all events will receive a 72nd edition blended dry-fit t-shirt, finisher’s medal, personalized finisher’s certificate and post-event refreshments.

While registering online, all participants are encouraged to donate to the event’s two main charities, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and Joseph’s House & Shelter, a Troy-based not-for-profit whose mission is to prevent and alleviate homelessness in the Capital Region.

All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. These items can be dropped off at the Troy Atrium (second floor) on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and race morning (first floor) starting at 6:30 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit

11/14/2019 – 11/21/2019

ELKS Host Annual Free Throw Contest

The Rensselaer Elks Lodge 2073 will host it’s annual free throw contest on 11/23/19 at Holy Spirit School in East Greenbush. Registration is at 9 AM. Contest is at 10 AM. Children ages 8 to 13 are welcome from East Greenbush, Averill Park, Schodack and Rensselaer School Districts.

10/25/2019 – 12/05/2019

Youth Snowmobile Safety Course

On Saturday, December 7, 2019 the Grafton Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club and Grafton Lakes State Park will host a snowmobile safety course for young people ages 10 to 18. Students must be at least 10 years old on the day of the course to attend. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. The course will be held at the Grafton VFW/Fire Hall at 581 South Road from 8:15am to approximately 4:30pm. The course will be taught by NYS certified volunteer instructor Jim Blessing. Topics covered include NYS laws and regulations, riding skills, trail emergencies, protecting the environment, maintenance and repair, and trailering. To register, call the Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center at 518-279-1155, ext. 2 or e-mail with the parent’s name, student’s name and age, and your phone number. Adults are encouraged to attend as well so please let us know if a parent will be accompanying the child. Space is limited, so no walk-ins please. The course is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

11/14/2019 – 12/12/2019

New York City Bus Trip – December 14th

The Volunteer Fire Company of Center Brunswick, Inc. is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City at Christmas. The bus will leave the firehouse at 1045 Hoosick Road on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and will arrive at Bryant Park in New York City. The bus will be departing Bryant Park at 8:00 p.m. returning to the firehouse at approximately 11:00 p.m. Participants will have the day in New York City to see a show, shop, sightsee, or whatever they desire. The cost of the trip is $50 per seat. There are no refunds for cancellations. To make reservations or for more information, contact Eric Gaunay at (518) 495-8520.

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