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OC­TO­BER TUR­KEY DIN­NER: Reser­va­tions are now be­ing taken for Zion United Church of Christ’s Tur­key din­ner, held on Oc­to­ber 15in their new Fel­low­ship Hall at 744Tabor­ton Road in Sand Lake, over look­ing Lit­tle Bow­man Pond. Seat­ing times are at 4: 30p. m., 5: 30 p. m. & 6: 30p. m. En­joy a “Fam­ily Style” all-you- care­toeat Roast Tur­key din­ner with dress­ing mashed pota­toes & gravy, corn, green beans, rolls/ but­ter and a slice of pie for desert , plus a choice of drinks for bev­er­age. The cost is $ 14for adults, $ 6for chil­dren ( ages 5- 12) and un­der 5years no charge. For reser­va­tions call Diane Hoff­man at 518- 6742746, or leave your name & num­ber on the an­swer­ing ma­chine and you’ll be called back in time. You may also email your reser­va­tion to Tabor­ton­turkey­din­ner@ver­i­zon.net; please in­di­cate if you want to sit with an­other guest that is at­tend­ing for seat­ing.

CIR­CLE THEATRE PLAY­ERS: Sand Lake Cen­ter for the Arts- Cir­cle Theatre Play­ers is proud to present the re­gional pre­miere of “John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night” adapted by Matt Pel­frey from Sch­enec­tady na­tive John Ball’s novel, the source ma­te­rial for the Academy Award win­ner for Best Pic­ture ( cel­e­brat­ing its 50th An­niver­sary this year) and the 1980’ s tele­vi­sion se­ries star­ring Car­roll O’Con­nor. Per­for­mance dates are Oc­to­ber 6, 7, 12, 13, 14at 8p. m. and Oc­to­ber 8and 15at 2: 30p. m. Tick­ets $ 18. Adults, $ 10. un­der 18. Pre­paid reser­va­tions can be made at www. slca- ctp. org or call 518- 674- 2007. SLCA is lo­cated at 2880 NY 43, Aver­ill Park, is fully hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble, with free park­ing.

HAND- HOOKED RUG RAF­FLE: The Stephen­town His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is con­duct­ing a raf­fle for a hand­hooked rug cre­ated by the late Bar­bara T. Peterson, an ex­pert at the craft and a na­tion­ally known teacher of the art. Peterson’s fam­ily has do­nated one of her rugs to ben­e­fit the so­ci­ety. This rug is a flo­ral de­sign, “Mary,” by Jane Mc­Gown Flynn. It is 24by 36inches and is worked in hand- dyed wool in shades of wood rose and greens on a soft colo­nial blue back­ground. The roses and other flow­ers ex­hibit the fine shad­ing ef­fects that Peterson achieved by care­ful gra­da­tion of her hand­dyed wools. The draw­ing will be held at the De­cem­ber 3His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety meet­ing. Chances are $ 5each and may be pur­chased at the Stephen­town Her­itage Cen­ter, 4Sta­ples Road, Stephen­town, at Gard­ner’s Cof­fee Shop in Stephen­town and at the Septem­ber 23Craft and Tag Sale at Ioka Val­ley Farm in Han­cock MA. Call 518- 733- 6070or visit SHS@ fair­point. net for more in­for­ma­tion. PHILADEL­PHIA BUS TRIP: On Satur­day Novem­ber 4, the Fort PlainMu­seum is hold­ing a fundrais­ing bus trip to the new Mu­seum of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion and In­de­pen­dence Hall in Philadel­phia. The cost is $ 95. Please reg­is­ter ASAP by Oc­to­ber 6. The bus will leave ap­prox­i­mately at 5: 30 a. m. from Am­s­ter­dam. There will be two ad­di­tional pickup lo­ca­tions, one in Al­bany ( Cross­gates Mall) and one in the Lower Hud­son Val­ley. This fundraiser will sup­port the con­struc­tion of the mu­seum’s new re­search li­brary. To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, email bri­anm248420@hot­mail.com, call 518- 774- 5669, visit www.fort­plain­mu­seum.com or visit the Fort Plain Mu­seum Face­book page. ERIE CANAL EX­HIBIT: The New York State Mu­seum will open the first phase of “En­ter­pris­ing Wa­ters: New York’s Erie Canal” on Septem­ber 16. On dis­play through Oc­to­ber 20, 2019, the ex­hi­bi­tion hon­ors the bi­cen­ten­nial an­niver­sary of the Erie Canal’s con­struc­tion and fea­tures ar­ti­facts, images, posters, and doc­u­ments from the col­lec­tions of the State Mu­seum, State Ar­chives, State Li­brary, and cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions from across the state. The first phase of the ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the cir­cum­stances lead­ing up to build­ing the canal, the con­struc­tion, and the fa­mous “wed­ding of the wa­ters” that marked the open­ing of the com­pleted canal in 1825. Lo­cated at 222Madi­son Av­enue in Al­bany, the Mu­seum is open Tues­day through Sun­day from 9: 30a. m. to 5p. m. It is closed on Thanks­giv­ing, Christ­mas, and New Year’s Day. Ad­mis­sion is free. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about pro­grams and events can be ob­tained by call­ing 518474- 5877or vis­it­ing the Mu­seum web­site at www. nysm. nysed. gov. BAR­RETT ME­MO­RIAL RUN: Regis­tra­tion is now open for the 5th an­nual Bar­rett Me­mo­rial Run for stu­dents in grades K- 8, which will take place on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21, at Columbia High School. The 2.7mile course be­gins on the ath­letic fields be­fore go­ing up into the woods sur­round­ing the school. Once on the trail, you will en­counter hills, creeks, bridges and fields. The race will con­clude on the track where ev­ery­one can watch you com­plete your run. A youth t- shirt will be in­cluded with en­try while sup­plies last ( reg­is­ter by Oc­to­ber 6to guar­an­tee a shirt). Medals will be awarded by grade level. The race fee costs $ 20 if you reg­is­ter by Oc­to­ber 10($ 25on day of race). Pro­ceeds will go to­ward the Bar­rett Schol­ar­ship given to two grad­u­at­ing se­niors on the Columbia Cross Coun­try team. For more in­for­ma­tion and a regis­tra­tion form, please visit http://egcsd.org/2017/09/12/ 5th-an­nu­al­bar­rett- me­mo­rial- run/. JOUR­NEY TO THE FIRE TOWER: A se­ries of kiosks along the route to the newly re­ha­bil­i­tated Dick­in­son Hill Fire Tower His­toric Site in Gra­ton Lakes State Park were re­cently in­stalled, pro­vid­ing his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural in­for­ma­tion on the area to the gen­eral public. The grand open­ing and rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony for the new In­ter­pre­tive Trail will be held on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30, start­ing at 9a. m. in the park­ing lot at the end of Long Pond Road. A mod­er­ate hike of ap­prox­i­mately 2.5hours to the Fire Tower will start at 10: 30a. m. Please RSVP by Septem­ber 20to friend­sof­grafton­lakesstatepark@gmail.com or 518- 641- 9660. BOTAN­I­CAL ILLUSTRATION WORK­SHOP: On Satur­day Septem­ber 23, Bat­tenkill Con­ser­vancy Board Mem­ber & artist, El­iz­a­beth Cockey will of­fer a 1⁄ 2 day in­tro­duc­tory work­shop on botan­i­cal illustration in the Com­mu­nity Room of the Ge­orgi Mu­seum & Park lo­cated in Shushan. The work­shop’s lo­ca­tion at the Ge­orgi Mu­seum & Park is a per­fect set­ting for ex­plor­ing the dif­fer­ent plants and shrubs found along the river­front. Class size is lim­ited to 10 par­tic­i­pants with ad­vance sign ups re­quired. There is a $ 25re­quested do­na­tion and a a $ 15ma­te­ri­als fee. Par­tic­i­pants are wel­come to bring their own sup­plies. The class runs from 10a. m. - 2p. m. and will break for a brown bag lunch. Email bkc@bat­tenkill­con­ser­vancy.org or call 917- 658- 3589 for more in­for­ma­tion. COL­LECT- A- CAN RIVER CLEANUP: Bat­tenkill Con­ser­vancy’s “Col­lect a Can” Ca­noe River Clean Up is sched­uled for Sun­day, Septem­ber 24be­gin­ning at 10a. m. at Bat­tenkill Val­ley Out­doors off Route 313in Cam­bridge. The clean up hap­pens an­nu­ally when the river is low and dis­carded cans and bot­tles can be eas­ily col­lected from the river­bank. Ca­noes and kayaks are used to nav­i­gate the nar­row and more in­ac­ces­si­ble ar­eas of the river. Par---

tic­i­pants are rec­om­mended to come with sturdy, water friendly shoes, gloves and a hardy brown bag lunch to en­joy post the clean up. All equip­ment and ca­noe shut­tles are pro­vided by Bat­tenkill Val­ley Out­doors. A $ 5per ca­noe do­na­tion is sug­gested to help cover costs. Re­serve your spot by Septem­ber 22by email­ing bkc@ bat­tenkill­con­ser­vancy. org or call­ing 518- 6772545.

WRIT­ING FAM­ILY STO­RIES: Cheney Li­brary in Hoosick Falls will host three Writ­ing Fam­ily Sto­ries Work­shops on Oc­to­ber 14, 21and 28, from 10a. m. to noon. Writer Susannah Ris­ley will guide par­tic­i­pants in mem­ory ex­er­cises and the use of vivid lan­guage to get their sto­ries on the page. The work­shops are fun, non- judg­men­tall and sup­port­ive. They pro­vide a way to get started in writ­ing and di­rec­tion to keep go­ing. The work­shops funded by Poets & Writ­ers, Inc. are free and wel­come both new and sea­soned writ­ers. Please call 518- 686- 9401 to reg­is­ter. NUTCRACKER AU­DI­TIONS: The School of the Arts ( SOA) at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Dance in Saratoga Springs is ex­cited to again present “The Nutcracker” this hol­i­day sea­son. The per­for­mance will fea­ture Sec­ond Act vari­a­tions. All lo­cal dancers be­tween the ages of 7and 25are wel­come to au­di­tion for a part. Au­di­tions will be held on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23from 1: 30p. m. - 2: 30 p. m. for ages 7- 9and from 2: 30p. m. - 3: 30p. m. for ages 10and up. A small per­for­mance fee of $ 65 per dancer will be charged to cast mem­bers to cover pro­duc­tion, cos­tum­ing, and chore­og­ra­phy costs. Dancers must com­mit to weekly af­ter­noon re­hearsals on Satur­days, be­gin­ning on Oc­to­ber 7, a dress re­hearsal on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 8, and two per­for­mances on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 9at at Maple Av­enue Mid­dle School. To au­di­tion, please reg­is­ter on­line at http:// dance­mu­seum. org/ school/ au­di­tions. html and ar­rive 15 min­utes be­fore your sched­uled time slot. There are no au­di­tion fees. VENDORSWANTED: The Hope 7Com­mu­nity Cen­ter is seek­ing ven­dors for a craft/ ven­dor fair to be held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, from 10a. m. - 4p. m.,

at The Troy Lodge of Elks, 134N. Greenbush Road, Troy. The fee for a 10x 10 space, with an 8ft. ta­ble is $ 30., ad­di­tional ta­bles are avail­able for $ 10. The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is Oc­to­ber 7. If you would like to par­tic­i­pate, please con­tact or email: Michelle Houser at 518- 590- 6781 / Mhouser35@ aol. com or Laura Bevevino at 518598- 8446/ lau­rat­bev@ aol. com.

BERK­SHIRE SCENIC RAIL­WAY: As the leaves be­gin show hints of color in the Hoosac Val­ley, Berk­shire Scenic Rail­way is gear­ing up for a busy fall fo­liage sea­son. Fo­liage train rides be­gin Septem­ber 30and will run ev­ery Satur­day and Sun­day through the end of Oc­to­ber. Also, new for this year, Berk­shire Scenic Rail­way will be host­ing two evening Spirit Trains in Oc­to­ber fea­tur­ing pro­fes­sional psy­chic- medium, Julie MacDon­ald. For those who are look­ing for a more in­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence with the spirit world, Julie will also be host­ing a small­group spir­i­tual seance on Oc­to­ber 29at the re­stored rail­road sta­tion in Lenox, MA. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. hoosac­val­ley­train­ride. com.

ENGLISH COUN­TRY DANCE: Third Sun­day of each month, 2p. m. - 5p. m., Oc­to­ber through April at Christ Church United Methodist, 35State St., Troy. Es­cape the frenzy of the 21st cen­tury and ex­pe­ri­ence the beauty of 18th cen­tury danc­ing, mov­ing slowly and grace­fully in sync with beau­ti­ful clas­si­cal mu­sic. If you’ve seen a Jane Austen film, you’ve had a glimpse of this el­e­gant dance form in many of her nov­els, in­clud­ing “Pride and Prej­u­dice”. Dances taught and called by pro­fes­sional call­ers. En­joy live mu­sic by the Heart­sease band. Be­gin­ners wel­come, no part­ners needed. Please wear clean, flat, soft- soled shoes. More info: dance­flurry. org/ recd. SEC­TIONAL BRIDGE TOUR­NA­MENT: The Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Bridge As­so­ci­a­tion will spon­sor an early fall Sec­tional Bridge Tour­na­ment from Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, through Sun­day, Septem­ber 24. All games will be held at the Shelly Stu­dio, 6Bri­tish Amer­i­can Blvd. Latham. Fri­day and Satur­day’s games will be held at 10a. m. and 3p. m., both an open pair game and 0- 750. Sun­day’s two ses­sion 42board play thru Swiss team game will start

at 11 a. m. For more in­for­ma­tion please call Bob Valenti at 518- 326- 3829. AVER­ILL PARK COM­MU­NITY OR­CHES­TRA: Do you play a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment? The Aver­ill Park Com­mu­nity Or­ches­tra is start­ing re­hearsals again and is ea­gerly seek­ing new mem­bers. If you or some­one you know plays an or­ches­tral in­stru­ment ( strings, wood­winds, or per­cus­sion) and may be in­ter­ested in join­ing, please con­tact Christina Des­mond at 518- 948- 0565. The or­ches­tra is es­pe­cially in need of string and low wood­wind play­ers. The APCO re­hearses at Al­go­nquin Mid­dle School in Aver­ill Park on Wed­nes­day evenings from 7p. m. - 8: 30p. m., and per­forms two con­certs a year, one in De­cem­ber and one in May. Re­hearsals be­gin Septem­ber 13, and new mem­bers will be ac­cepted un­til Oc­to­ber 4in prepa­ra­tion for a per­for­mance on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 17. FAM­ILY ARDUINOWORKSHOP: The Tech Val­ley Cen­ter of Grav­ity at 30 Third Street, Troy, is host­ing a fam­ily- ori­ented tech work­shop on Septem­ber 23from 10a. m. to 1 p. m.. Adults will work with as­pir­ing young en­gi­neer/ sci­en­tist “fam­ily” mem­bers ( son/ daugh­ter, niece/ nephew, mentee, neigh­bor’s kid, etc.) to learn mi­cro­con­troller ba­sics — wiring, ba­sic cod­ing, sol­der­ing and de­sign — to build and pro­gram a sen­so­rac­ti­vated col­ored night light. Each pair will take home an Ar­duino Uno mi­cro­con­troller they can use for un­lim­ited projects. The work­shop is geared to kids 8and above, but younger ages are wel­come if the ac­com­pa­ny­ing adult feels the child will be able to han­dle this level of ac­tiv­ity. The work­shop regis­tra­tion fee of $ 85per team in­cludes light re­fresh­ments and all ma­te­ri­als. Reg­is­ter for the event at bit. ly/ TVCOGFam­i­lyAr­duino923.

HUD­SON HALL MOV­ABLE FEAST: Tick­ets are now on sale for Hud­son Hall’s Septem­ber 23Mov­able Feast, an evening of drinks and din­ing in some of Hud­son’s most beau­ti­ful shops and homes. Cel­e­brat­ing its 22nd year, this Hud­son in­sti­tu­tion gives guests the op­por­tu­nity to taste the culi­nary de­lights of the Hud­son Val­ley in the com­pany of friends, neigh­bors and

vis­i­tors, all while sup­port­ing Hud­son Hall in its mis­sion to pro­vide low or no cost arts and cul­tural pro­gram­ming to the com­mu­nity. Start­ing at $ 100, tick­ets can be pur­chased by call­ing ( 518) 822- 1438or vis­it­ing hud­son­hall. org.

EVENING AT THE EARL: Do you walk your dog in Oak­wood Ceme­tery? Do you use Oak­wood’s roads to jog or run for fit­ness? Do you ride your bi­cy­cle there or walk your baby in a stroller? Maybe you love pho­tograph­ing Oak­wood’s beau­ti­ful tomb stones or wildlife or you en­joy the va­ri­ety of birds and plants found there. Or maybe you just love the seren­ity of the peace­ful grounds and ponds. Did you know that Oak­wood Ceme­tery is pri­vate prop­erty and the public is al­lowed to do all th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties only be­cause of Oak­wood’s gen­eros­ity? You can ex­press your sup­port by pur­chas­ing tick­ets to their Oc­to­ber 5“Evening at the Earl” ben­e­fit, a lively fundraiser with catered hors d’oeu­vres, de­li­cious wines and fun for all, held in the gor­geous rooms of the Gard­ner Earl Chapel. Pro­ceeds sup­port the on­go­ing restora­tion of this his­toric ceme­tery and its Na­tional His­toric Land­mark Earl Chapel. Call 1- 800- 556- 6273 to make reser­va­tions. Leave your name, phone & how many peo­ple. Pay on ar­rival. Credit cards ac­cepted. HUD­SON RIVER VAL­LEY RAMBLE:

visit www. hud­son­river­val­leyra­m­ble. com.

TRASK SHOWSEEKS ARTISTS: The Saratoga Springs Preser­va­tion Foun­da­tion seeks artists in­spired by the spirit of Saratoga Springs in all medi­ums to present and sell their work at the 6th An­nual TRASK Art Show & Sale on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 5, from 6: 30p. m. — 9: 30p. m. at the his­toric Can­field Casino in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Sub­mit­ted art­work should in­ter­pret the spirit of life in Saratoga Springs and re­flect the his­tory, ar­chi­tec­ture, land­scape, cul­ture, preser­va­tion, phi­lan­thropy and gen­er­ally the spirit of Saratoga Springs. In­ter­pre­ta­tions can be lit­eral or ab­stract. Artists are al­lowed to sub­mit up to three works in any medium with a $ 25artist en­try fee. Dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Mon­day, Septem­ber 25. The se­lected pieces of work must be brought to the Can­field Casino on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4, be­tween 10 a. m. and 5p. m. Visit www. sarato­gap­reser­va­tion. org/ trask to view the Artist Prospec­tus and to sub­mit art­work.

CRAFT FAIR VEN­DORS WANTED: The LathamColonie Knights of Colum­bus are seek­ing ven­dors for their craft fair to be held on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30, at the coun­cil hall lo­cated at 328Troy- Sch­enec­tady Rd, Latham. Ta­ble space avail­able for in­door dis­plays with ad­di­tional space out­side on the grounds, both open and cov­ered. Reser­va­tions close Septem­ber 16. For rates and more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Kathy at 518- 2728831 or email: kl­ma­jer@ out­look. com. For or­der form, please visit www. lath­am­coloniekofc. com. HAZARDOUSWASTE COL­LEC­TION: The City of Troy’s 7th an­nual House­hold Haz­ardous Waste & Elec­tronic Re­cy­cling Col­lec­tion Day, sched­uled for Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, pro­vides Troy res­i­dents the op­por­tu­nity to safely dis­pose of haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als not ac­cepted through the City’s nor­mal garbage col­lec­tion ser­vice. Res­i­dents wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gram must pick up a House­hold Haz­ardous

Waste Day coupon at the Mayor’s Of­fice at Troy City Hall, lo­cated at 433River Street, 5th floor. Coupons can be ob­tained by Troy res­i­dents ( with iden­ti­fi­ca­tion) dur­ing nor­mal busi­ness hours, 8: 30a. m. – 4: 30p. m., Mon­day through Fri­day ( ex­clud­ing hol­i­days). Only 150coupons are avail­able, and will be is­sued on a first- come, first served ba­sis.

BEN­E­FIT GOLF TOUR­NA­MENT: Join the Epilepsy Foun­da­tion of North­east­ern New York for the Jake Straugh­ter Me­mo­rial Golf Tour­na­ment on Mon­day, Septem­ber 25. A new unique for­mat will be pre­sented this year: the course will be com­posed of nine reg­u­la­tion holes and nine Par 3s, and each Par 3 will have a lo­cal pro golfer or lo­cal celebrity. Also new this year, teams will be as­sem­bled in five­somes and the start time of 11a. m., fol­lowed by the Awards Re­cep­tion from 4p. m. - 6p. m. ( note new time). Your day on the course will still in­clude amaz­ing food sta­tions and wine tast­ings. Wolferts Roost Coun­try Club, 120Van Rens­se­laer Blvd, Al­bany. Visit www. epilepsy. com/ north­east­ern- newyork for more in­for­ma­tion. WOMEN’S PRESS CLUB AWARDS: The Women’s Press Club of New York State ( WPCNYS) will con­fer lo­cal and na­tional women of distinc­tion with its awards at 6p. m. on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, at the WPCNYS’ An­nual Awards and Schol­ar­ship Din­ner at Tre­viso by Mal­lozzi, lo­cated at the Ital­ian Com­mu­nity Cen­ter in Al­bany. Given the pop­u­lar­ity of the hon­orees, which in­clude Sen. Kirsten Gil­li­brand and MSNBC an­chor Chris Jans­ing, the WPCNYS has opened ticket sales to the public. Tick­ets are $ 46for mem­bers and $ 49.50for non- mem­bers. Details re­gard­ing meal se­lec­tion and the strict re­fund pol­icy are avail­able on the reser­va­tions page. Please note that tick­ets are avail­able on a first- come, first- served ba­sis. Reser­va­tion­s­may be made through Event Brite at https:// www. eventbrite. com/ e/ an­nu­alawardss­chol­ar­ship- din­nertick­ets36517940142.

The 18th an­nual Hud­son River Val­ley Ramble kicks- off on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2, with a week­end full of ac­tiv­i­ties and con­tin­ues through­out Septem­ber with some 240ex­cit­ing out­door ad­ven­tures across New York’s Hud­son Val­ley. The Ramble of­fers vis­i­tors and res­i­dents of all ages an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the dis­tinct cul­tural her­itage and land­scape of the re­gion by hik­ing a trail, vis­it­ing an his­toric site, or pad­dling on the river dur­ing the North­east’s most beau­ti­ful time of the year. Ramble events are led by nat­u­ral­ists, ecol­o­gists, his­to­ri­ans, ge­ol­o­gists, and trained vol­un­teers from more than 150or­ga­ni­za­tions. Events in­clude hikes, walk­ing tours, pad­dling ex­cur­sions, fes­ti­vals, his­toric site tours, and other fam­ily friendly ac­tiv­i­ties. For a com­plete list­ing of events,

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