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Sun­day, Sept. 17

BETH­LE­HEM PUBLIC LI­BRARY: Vol­un­teer to help paint and dec­o­rate pink pump­kins to pro­mote breast can­cer aware­ness in the com­mu­nity. Co- spon­sored by To Life! Breast Can­cer Sup­port and Ed­u­ca­tion, 1p. m. - 4p. m. For ages 16and up. Sign up on­line at beth­le­hempub­li­cli­brary.org or call 439- 9314. 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. CAP­I­TAL DIS­TRICT COLUMBIETTES: The Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Chap­ter Columbiettes will hold their Septem­ber meet­ing on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17, at 1p. m. at the Cohoes Coun­cil, 255Rem­sen St., Cohoes, ( north on I 787, left on Bridge Ave., left on Rem­sen St.). Columbiettes Chap­ter Pres­i­dent Linda Cotch will pre­side. CON­CERTS IN THE VIL­LAGE: At 2p. m. on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17in Van Buren Hall, 6Chatham Street, Kin­der­hook, Con­certs in the Vil­lage will present the Broad Street Or­ches­tra in the first pro­gram of CITV’s eighth sea­son. The con­cert will fea­ture Mozart’s Clar­inet Con­certo, K. 622and Sym­phony 33, K. 319, as well as works of J. C. Bach and Michael Haydn. Con­tri­bu­tion: $ 20. El­e­va­tor avail­able. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and as­sured seat­ing visit www.con­certsinthevil­lage.org or call 518- 758- 6869. GREENBUSH HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY: At the close of the Philadel­phia Con­sti­tu­tional Con­ven­tion in 1787, Ben­jamin Franklin was asked, “Well Dr. Franklin, what do we have - a monar­chy or a repub­lic?” He replied “a repub­lic - if you can keep it.” Join the Greenbush His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Sun­day, Septem­ber 17, at 2p. m. as Ken Kiser speaks on “A repub­lic if you can keep it - The Con­sti­tu­tion Then and Now “. The pre­sen­ta­tion will ex­am­ine what the United States has done, through amend­ments, laws, court de­ci­sions, and cus­toms “to keep it” a repub­lic. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to this free pro­gram at the East Greenbush Li­brary, but regis­tra­tion is re­quested. Please call the li­brary at 518477- 7476to sign up.

ST. AGNES CEME­TERY: A late sum­mer cock­tail party will be held in cel­e­bra­tion of His­toric St. Agnes Ceme­tery’s 150th An­niver­sary on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17, from 2 p. m. – 5 p. m.. The cel­e­bra­tion will fea­ture fine foods, se­lect wines and beer, a string trio, si­lent auc­tion and his­toric ceme­tery trol­ley tours. The cel­e­bra­tion will be­gin at 2 p. m. with a bless­ing by Bishop Ed­ward B. Schar­fen­berger. Tick­ets are $ 125and in­clude a book and com­mem­o­ra­tive book­mark. The an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion fea­tures the premier of the beau­ti­ful 160 page cof­fee ta­ble book “Th­ese Sa­cred Grounds: 150Years of St. Agnes Ceme­tery.” Call 518- 350- 7679or visit web­site for event/ book info: http://blog.cap­i­tald­is­trictceme­ter­ies.org/ 150th-an­niver­sary- stag­nescel­e­bra­tion/. SARATOGA SHOW­CASE OF HOMES: The 2017Saratoga Show­case of Homes is proudly pre­sented over three week­ends be­gin­ning Septem­ber 16- 17. This year’s edi­tion is an­other block­buster event with 18lo­ca­tions from 14of our area’s finest builders on dis­play in Saratoga County. Pro­ceeds from the Show­case of Homes will ben­e­fit Re­build­ing To­gether Saratoga County and Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity of North­ern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Coun­ties.

A $ 20ticket al­lows you to visit all of th­ese beau­ti­ful new homes over all six days. Each show­case ticket holder will re­ceive a free shoe/ tote bag at the first home vis­ited. Tick­ets are al­ways con­ve­niently avail­able at any show­case home dur­ing tour hours of 11a. m. – 5p. m. and can be pur­chased on­line at www.sarato­gashow­case­ofhomes.com.

TUN­NEL TO TOW­ERS CLIMB: Look­ing for a chal­lenge? The Stephen Siller Tun­nel to Tow­ers Foun­da­tion would like you to join them on Septem­ber 17at the Corn­ing Tower lo­cated at the Em­pire State Plaza in Al­bany for the 2nd an­nual Tun­nel to Tow­ers Al­bany Tower Climb honor­ing the first re­spon­ders and mil­i­tary who con­tinue to make the supreme sac­ri­fice of life and limb for our coun­try. A 9a. m. open­ing cer­e­mony will fea­ture guest speaker Ge­orge Siller, brother of 9⁄ 11 fallen fire­man Stephen Siller, whose hero­ism in­spired the event. The stair climb be­gins promptly at 9: 30 a. m. Pro­ceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tun­nel to Tow­ers Foun­da­tion Build­ing for Amer­ica’s Bravest pro­gram. For more in­for­ma­tion on the event go to www. T2TClimb. org or https:// www. face­book. com/ t2­tal­banyny.

USA DANCE: Help the NYS Cap­i­tal Dis­trict chap­ter of USA Dance cel­e­brate Na­tional Ball­room Dance week dur­ing a fun evening of ball­room danc­ing on Septem­ber 17. The event be­gins with a free les­son with Vlad Florin from 6: 15p. m. to 7p. m., fol­lowed by three hours of danc­ing, with a dance demon­stra­tion around 8: 30p. m. The new event lo­ca­tion is Dance­land, 638Columbia Street Ext., Latham. Non- mem­bers $ 13, Mem­bers $ 10, Stu­dents $ 5, 18and un­der free. Visit http:// cap­i­talu­sadance. com for more in­for­ma­tion.

WATER­FORD HAR­BOR FARM­ERS MAR­KET: Ev­ery Sun­day from June through Oc­to­ber, 9a. m. to 1p. m. at the Water­ford Har­bor, 1Tug­boat Al­ley, Water­ford. Farm­ers, ar­ti­sans and lo­cal pro­duc­ers line the prom­e­nade along the Erie Canal be­low Lock 2. En­joy beau­ti­ful views of Pee­bles Is­land and the Hud­son and Mo­hawk Rivers as you shop from lo­cal ven­dors and en­joy live mu­sic.

Mon­day, Sept. 18

BETH­LE­HEM PUBLIC LI­BRARY: 2p. m., Brain Health: Eat Well. Karen Roberts Mort, a com­mu­nity nu­tri­tion ed­u­ca­tor with the Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion of Al­bany, will high­light di­etary and other health tips thought to de­crease a per­son’s risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of de­men­tia. 7p. m., Sewing Ma­chine Ba­sics. Learn the ba­sics of sewing on a ma­chine, and try out a sewing ma­chine and serger. 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar.

BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: 1p. m. to 3 p. m., Se­nior Bridge Club. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279- 4023or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

CMOST: Sci­ence Story Time, 11a. m. Join a Mu­seum Ed­u­ca­tor for a Na­tive Amer­i­can themed story time that in­cludes a project- based ac­tiv­ity. No pre- regis­tra­tion re­quired; ac­tiv­ity in­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. For ages 2- 6. 250Jor­dan Road, Troy. Visit www. cmost. org for more in­for­ma­tion. CON­STI­TU­TION DAY: In

honor of Con­sti­tu­tion Day, Wayne Ham­mond, Chapin Li­brar­ian at Wil­liams Col­lege, will lead “A Con­ver­sa­tion on the Con­sti­tu­tion” on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, at 4p. m. in the Chapin Gallery ( Sawyer Li­brary Room 406). A re­cep­tion will fol­low. The Chapin Gallery is home to orig­i­nal print­ings of the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence, the Ar­ti­cles of Con­fed­er­a­tion, the U. S. Con­sti­tu­tion ( a draft from the Con­sti­tu­tional Con­ven­tion), and the first amend­ments to the Con­sti­tu­tion, as well as a Bri­tish re­ply to the Dec­la­ra­tion and Ge­orge Washington’s copy of the Fed­er­al­ist Pa­pers. The public is wel­come and the event is free.

MASONS: The Mount Zion Ma­sonic Lodge will meet on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, at 7: 30p. m. at the Troy Ma­sonic Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 39Brunswick Road. The theme for the evening is “Wel­come Back and Meet Your Of­fi­cers,” with a din­ner pre­ceed­ing at 6: 30p. m. For din­ner reser­va­tions call the Ju­nior War­den Ja­son Chap­lin at 518- 331- 2203, visit ma­son­son­line or email chap­ja­son23@gmail.com. SOUTH­ERN SARATOGA ARTISTS’ SO­CI­ETY:

The Septem­ber meet­ing of SSAS will be held on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18at Clifton Park Se­nior Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 6Clifton Com­mon Blvd. Lo­cal artist Karen Woodin will give demon­stra­tions and fo­cus on 3oil wa­ter­scapes that ex­am­ine the move­ment of var­i­ous water scenes with the use of oil paints. The public is wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion visit south­ern­sarato­gaartist.com.

Tues­day, Sept. 19

BER­LIN CEN­TRAL SCHOOL DIS­TRICT: Reg­u­lar board meet­ing, Ber­lin Mid­dle School/ High School, 7: 15p. m.

BETH­LE­HEM PUBLIC LI­BRARY: 4p. m., Talk Like a Pi­rate Day. Ahoy, mateys! Join the Li­brary for some pi­rate- themed crafts and snacks, 4p. m. For kids and fam­i­lies. 7p. m., Arm Knit­ting: In­fin­ity Scarf. Learn how to knit a scarf us­ing just yarn and your arms. No knit­ting ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. Bring one skein of su­per bulky yarn. Sign up for one ses­sion. 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: 10: 30a. m., Tots Dis­cov­ery Class. 12: 30 p. m., Adults Lunch Roundtable. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279- 4023or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: 10a. m. - 11: 30 a. m., Tues­day for Tots dropin for ages 2- 5. A spe­cial time for younger vis­i­tors to gain preschool readi­ness skills in a fun and so­cial en­vi­ron­ment with play­dough, crafts, ac­tiv­i­ties and friends. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 1 p. m., Peek into Preschool with Ka­t­rina Trask Nurs­ery School, for ages 2- 3. Pre- regis­tra­tion re­quired. 69Caro­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 5845540for more in­for­ma­tion. NIGHT SKY AD­VEN­TURE:

“Our Friend the Moon,” 7 p. m. to 8: 30p. m., miSci - Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, 15Nott Ter­race Heights, Sch­enec­tady. Ed­u­ca­tors from the Dud­ley Ob­ser­va­tory, in con­junc­tion with vol­un­teers from the Al­bany Area Am­a­teur Astronomers group, present as­tron­omy lessons, plan­e­tar­ium shows and night sky view­ing ( weather de­pend­ing). Am­a­teur astronomers and fam­i­lies are in­vited to bring binoc­u­lars or tele­scopes. One or more tele­scopes will be pro­vided for public use. Cost: Ad­mis­sion to miSci ($ 10.50 adult, $ 7.50child age 3- 12, $ 9se­nior 65+). Free for miSci mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.Dud­leyOb­ser­va­tory.org. POESTENKILL SE­NIORS: The Poestenkill Se­niors hold weekly meet­ings ev­ery Tues­day at 1 p. m. at the Sul­li­van- Jones VFW post in Poestenkill. All se­niors are wel­come. Cof­fee and re­fresh­ments are served af­ter the meet­ing, fol­lowed by bingo and cards. The hall is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble with suf­fi­cient park­ing. The Poestenkill Se­niors hold catered lun­cheons, clam­steams and fish frys at var­i­ous restaru­ants. Best of all, they go on bus trips to casi­nos and other points of in­ter­est. Dues are $ 10a year.

TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: AARP Safe Driver Course, 9a. m. to 3p. m. Health & Well­ness ac­tiv­i­ties, 10a. m. Arts 4Vets meets ev­ery Tues­day at 10: 30a. m. Spe­cial din­ner with en­ter­tain­ment by Bob Tr­ef­filetti. 19 Third Street, Troy. Call 2705349to make a noon lunch reser­va­tion, or 270- 5348 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Wed­nes­day, Sept. 20

BETH­LE­HEM PUBLIC LI­BRARY: 2p. m., Arm Knit­ting: In­fin­ity Scarf. Learn how to knit a scarf us­ing just yarn and your arms. No knit­ting ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. Bring one skein of su­per bulky yarn. Sign up for one ses­sion. 7p. m., Brain Health: What You Need to Know. Dr. Richard Holub, of Neu­ro­log­i­cal As­so­ci­ates of Al­bany, will dis­cuss how a healthy life­style can op­ti­mize brain health and po­ten­tially slow the pro­gres­sion of Alzheimer’s. 451 Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: 10a. m. to 10: 30a. m., Al­pha­bet Soup drop- in for ages 3and up. Learn a newlet­ter of the al­pha­bet each week through the use of sto­ries, songs, ac­tiv­i­ties, crafts and more in the brand new sec­ond­floor class­rom. 10: 30- 11 a. m., Num­ber Jun­gle is an Al­pha­bet Soup com­pan­ion pro­gram ex­plor­ing num­bers throug song, ac­tiv­i­ties and crafts in the sec­ond- floor class­room. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 69Caro­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518- 584- 5540for more in­for­ma­tion.

CMOST: Did you know that SUNY Poly CMOST, the Chil­dren’s Mu­seum of Sci­ence + Tech­nol­ogy, is home to nearly 100dif­fer­ent kinds of an­i­mals. Dis­cover Op­er­a­tion W. I. L. D. and par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties to learn more about the mu­seum’s in­ter­est­ing in­hab­i­tants. This month’s spot­light is on Ball Pythons. No pre- regis­tra­tion re­quired; ac­tiv­ity in­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 2p. m., 250Jor­dan Road, Troy. Visit www. cmost. org for more in­for­ma­tion.

MYS­TERY BOOK CLUB: In 1983, lo­cal au­thor Bernard F. Con­ners took the lit­er­ary world by storm with “Dance­hall” – a mur­der mys­tery that gives us a peek into the­world of the wealthy. Tak­ing us from Lake Placid in the north to Tar­ry­town and New York City in the south, the story also takes us through time from 1962to 1986as a 20- yearold mur­der is un­rav­eled. Share your thoughts at the Mys­tery Book Club on Septem­ber 20at 10: 30a. m. at the Cohoes Public Li­brary. 169Mo­hawk Street. THRIFT SHOP: Christ United Methodist Church, Bridge St, John­sonville 12094. Route 40to Route 67East. Open 9a. m. - noon Wed­nes­days and the first Satur­day of each month. Great se­lec­tion of men’s, women’s and chil­dren’s cloth­ing, shoes and ac­ces­sories. Most cloth­ing $ 3 a bag! Beau­ti­ful spe­cial oc­ca­sion out­fits. Lots of house­wares, CDs, books and jew­elry.

Thurs­day, Sept. 21

BETH­LE­HEM PUBLIC LI­BRARY: 10: 30a. m., No- Sew Emoji Pil­lows. Make a fun emoji pil­low – no sewing nec­es­sary. For grades 6- 12. Sign up on­line at beth­le­hempub­li­cli­brary.org or call 439- 9314. 10: 30 a. m., Tai Chi for Health. Weekly class ex­plores the Tai Chi for Di­a­betes form. No ex­pe­ri­ence is needed, and all ages and abil­i­ties are wel­come. Wear loose, com­fort­able clothes. 2p. m., Green Screen Fun. Have you ever wanted a shot of you run­ning from a di­nosau or vis­it­ing the pyra­mids – even if you’ve never left the state? Let your imag­i­na­tion run wild with the Li­brary’s green screen. Come dressed up or use the Li­brary’s props. They’ll sup­ply the iPads, but you can bring your own cam­eras, too. For kids, fam­i­lies and teens. 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar.

CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: 10: 30 a. m., Sci­ence Ex­plor­ers drop- in for ages 3and up. Join this pop­u­lar weekly pro­gram to dis­cover the dif­fer­ent ways in which sci­ence is all around us. 11 a. m., Block Lab for ages 3 and up sup­ports crit­i­cial so­cial and con­gi­tive skills through team build­ing, cre­ative think­ing and prob­lem solv­ing. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 1 p. m., Dis­cov­ery drop- in for ages 6and up. A spe­cial of­fer­ing of a pop­u­lar pro­gram ex­plor­ing sci­ence through dis­cov­ery and hands- on learn­ing. 69 Caro­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518- 5845540for more in­for­ma­tion. CMOST: Sen­sory Play, “Farm Fun,” 10a. m. to 11: 30 a. m. Help your child im­prove mo­tor skills and in­crease his or her un­der­stand­ing of how the world works. Join CMOST in the GE Ju­nior Dis­cov­ery room for a hand­son sen­sory sci­ence aciv­ity. No pre­reg­is­tra­tion re­quired’ ac­tiv­ity in­cluded in mu­seum ad­mis­sion. For ages 2- 6. 250Jor­dan Road, Troy. Visit www. cmost. org for more in­for­ma­tion.

MASONS: The Apollo- King Solomon’s Ma­sonic Lodge # 13will meet on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, at 7: 30p. m. at the Troy Ma­sonic Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 39Brunswick Road. Re­fresh­ments will fol­low the meet­ing. RENS­SE­LAER EA­GLES: The Rens­se­laer Fra­ter­nal Or­der of Ea­gles Aerie # 4446will meet on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, at 6: 30p. m. at their rooms at 851Broad­way, Rens­se­laer. On the agenda is plan­ning to host the Eastern Zone meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 7, pre­ceed­ing their 11th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion. The Ea­gles meet on the first and third Thurs­day of each month.

RUS­TIC BARN: Open Mic with Kelly Maguire, 8p. m. 150Spei­gle­town Road, Troy. SCHUYLER MAN­SION STATE HIS­TORIC SITE: On Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, at 5: 30p. m. Phil Lord, Jr., former cu­ra­tor at the New York State Mu­seum, will present “Schuyler’s Canal Revo­lu­tion,” trac­ing the evo­lu­tion of canals and nav­i­ga­tion ex­per­i­ments fos­tered by Philip Schuyler. Schuyler be­gan this ini­tia­tive with the for­ma­tion of the West­ern In­land Lock Nav­i­ga­tion Com­pany in 1792which, in turn, led to New York State’s orig­i­nal Canal Age, decades be­fore the first shovel of earth was turned for the more fa­mous Erie Canal. Prior to the lec­ture, light re­fresh­ments will be of­fered. This pro­gram is free and open to the public. 32 Cather­ine Street, Al­bany. TEEN ART NIGHT: Teen Art Night re­turns to the Troy Public Li­brary, 100Se­cond Street, on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, from 6p. m. to 7 p. m. Bring in a once- loved t- shirt, and the in­struc­tor will walk you through the steps to make a “no- sew” trendy tote bag. Regis­tra­tion is re­quired. Par­tic­i­pants must be 12to 19years old. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call 518- 274- 7071 or visit our web­site: www.thetroyli­brary.org.

TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Health & Well­ness ac­tivites, 10a. m. Ap­ple pick­ing trip to Goold’s Or­chard. Call 2705348for more in­for­ma­tion. 19Third Street, Troy.

Fri­day, Sept. 22

AL­BANY, AWALKING TOUR: A guided walk­ing tour high­light­ing down­town Al­bany’s his­toric places and mag­nif­i­cent ar­chi­tec­ture. Tours de­part the Al­bany Vis­i­tors Cen­ter at Quack­en­bush Square at 11 a. m. on the sec­ond Thurs­day and fourth Fri­day of ev­ery month from May to Oc­to­ber. $ 3per per­son. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Teen Cafe, 2: 30p. m. Adult yoga hour, 6 p. m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279- 4023or visit www. brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. CMOST: Ex­plore fun en­gi­neer­ing chal­lenges and ex­per­i­ments in the En­gi­neer­ing Fun and Learn­ing Se­ries. 2p. m. 250Jor­dan Road, Troy. Visit www. cmost. org for more in­for­ma­tion.

CON­SULT­ING AL­LIANCE: With the White House and Congress con­tin­u­ing to grap­ple with a va­ri­ety of na­tional is­sues, Con­gress­man Paul Tonko will share his unique per­spec­tive on the lat­est in a range of ac­tiv­i­ties and cur­rent events tak­ing place in Washington and around the coun­try. This pro­gram is open to both Con­sult­ing Al­liance mem­bers and non- mem­bers and will take place on Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, from 11: 30 a. m. to 1: 30p. m. at Wolferts Roost Coun­try Club, 120Van Rens­se­laer Blvd., Al­bany. Mem­bers pay $ 20; Late Mem­ber Reg­is­trants pay $ 25. Non- Mem­bers pay $ 30; Late Non- Mem­ber Reg­is­trants pay $ 35. On­line pay­ment is re­quired. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to find out about be­com­ing a mem­ber, visit www. con­sultin­gal­liance.org.

FREE FILM SCREEN­ING: The Dis­ney Clas­sic “Find­ing Dory” will be shown Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, at 6: 30p. m. at the West Cen­tral Rens­se­laer County Lutheran Parish, 470Win­ter Street Ex­ten­sion, Troy. Ad­mis­sion is free, as are the drinks and pop­corn. We are col­lect­ing for Con­cerns U food pantry. Please bring a non- per­ish­able food item and drop in the bas­ket. More info can be found at www. sttlc. org. GOOGLE PART­NERS CON­NECT: The next Google Part­ners Con­nect Lunch & Learn event will be on Septem­ber 22at Man­fred Real Es­tate Cen­ter, 920Al­bany Shaker Road, Latham. Regis­tra­tion/ Pizza Time 11: 30a. m., Google Live Stream on “B2B” at noon, fol­lowed by Mi­cro Minute Pre­sen­ta­tion at from 1 p. m. to 1: 30p. m. Re­serve free tick­ets at https:// www. eventbrite. com/ e/ googlepart­ner­scon­nect- livestream­sept- 22- 2017- tick­ets32215569636. MILHAM PLAN­E­TAR­IUM: Ex­pe­ri­ence the won­ders of our uni­verse at the Milham Plan­e­tar­ium, in­side the Old Hop­kins Ob­ser­va­tory at Wil­liams Col­lege. Wil­liams As­tron­omy stu­dents host free shows for the public on Fri­day evenings at 8p. m. from Septem­ber 15through Novem­ber 17, and on De­cem­ber 1. For reser­va­tions ( rec­om­mended) con­tact Michele Rech at ( 413) 597- 2188or email mcr4@ wil­liams. edu. Oth­ers will be ad­mit­ted as space per­mits. Large groups should call for spe­cial ap­point­ments. RUS­TIC BARN: Wylder, 9 p. m. 150Spei­gle­town Road, Troy.

SARATOGA AUTO AUC­TION: The Saratoga Auto Auc­tion, pre­sented by the Saratoga Auto Mu­seum, an­nounces a world- class clas­sic car auc­tion tak­ing place on Septem­ber 2223. Up for bid will be 200 unique and vin­tage autos, clas­sic boats and mo­tor­cy­cles, all sched­uled to be auc­tioned from the stage at the Saratoga Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter ( SPAC) as well as on­line via Prox­ibid and by phone. Cel­e­brated auc­tion­eer Brent Ear­ly­wine will pre­side. Pro­ceeds from the auc­tion will ben­e­fit the mu­seum’s ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram­ming, in­clud­ing train­ing re­gional high school stu­dents on the dan­gers of dis­tracted driv­ing. The main auc­tion times are set for Fri­day, Septem­ber 22, 4 p. m. - 7p. m., and Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, from 10a. m. - 5p. m. at the Saratoga Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter ( SPAC) in the Saratoga Spa State Park.

SQUARE DANCE: The Schoharie Val­ley Hayshak­ers will hold a main­stream level west­ern square dance at the Mid­dle­burgh Ele­men­tary School cafe­te­ria on Fri­day Septem­ber 22, from 7.30p. m. un­til 10p. m. The caller is Ray Tay­lor. Please wear soft sole shoes. TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER:

9: 30a. m., Aer­o­bics. Spe­cial Ok­to­ber­fest din­ner with en­ter­tain­ment by Sal Graziano. 12: 45p. m., Bingo. 1p. m., Work Out with El­lio. 1p. m., Bi­ble Study. 19Third Street, Troy. To make reser­va­tions for noon lunch call 2705349. For more in­for­ma­tion call 270- 5348.

Satur­day, Sept. 23

ACCORDION DAY: A full day of accordion per­for­mances, lec­tures, mas­ter­classes, with free food and free ad­mis­sion. Join ac­cor­dion­ists through­out the north­east US and Den­mark for Accordion Day in De­lan­son, just south of Al­bany. En­joy a day of fall fo­liage and great mu­sic, fea­tur­ing in­ter­na­tional accordion sen­sa­tion Hanzhi Wang, the re­mark­able SqueezePlay Accordion Band with Peggy Mi­nore, and other out­stand­ing accordion per­for­mances through­out the day. Noon to 4p. m., Knoc Oc­tagon Barn, 588Mid­dle Road, De­lan­son. ALL STAR SPORTS FES­TI­VAL: Saratoga Casino Ho­tel hosts the All- Star Sports Fes­ti­val on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, wel­com­ing revered pro­fes­sional ath­letes for a full day of fun while rais­ing money for the Ron­ald McDon­ald Char­i­ties of the Cap­i­tal Re­gion. Ath­letes con­firmed to at­tend in­clude: Reg­gie Jack­son, Goose Gos­sage, Wade Boggs, Jose Canseco, Lawrence Tay­lor, Otis An­der­son, Ron Tur­cotte, Jean Cruget and Steve Cau­then. A full lineup is avail­able on Sarato­gaCasino.com. The day be­gins at 9a. m. with a tick­eted VIP Brunch in Va­por, in­clud­ing a Q& A ses­sion with celebrity ath­letes hosted by News Chan­nel 13’ s Chris Ono­rato. Tick­ets are $ 60; there is lim­ited space avail­able to the public. An ex­hi­bi­tion soft­ball game in­clud­ing the ath­letes, casino VIPs and spon­sors takes place at noon. Chil­dren 12and un­der are free; gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets are $ 10. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds goes di­rectly to The Ron­ald McDon­ald House of Al­bany. Tick­ets for the VIP brunch and soft­ball game can be pur­chased at Sarato­gaCasino.com. Ad­mis­sion to the grounds to en­joy live mu­sic and food trucks is free.

BEN­NING­TON CEN­TER FOR THE ARTS: The Ben­ning­ton Cen­ter for the Arts will host an Open House on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23. Come ex­plore the cov­ered bridge mu­seum, Na­tive Amer­i­can col­lec­tion, and our gal­leries which will fea­ture sev­eral cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tions in­clud­ing the Small Works Show, Artists for the New Cen­tury and The Mem­bers Show. The win­ner of the Laumeis­ter Fine Art Com­pe­ti­tion will also be an­nounced. For more in­for­ma­tion visit http:// www.theben­ning­ton.org.

BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Satur­day morn­ing car­toons, 10a. m. to 11 a. m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279- 4023or visit www. brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. BUR­DEN IRONWORKS MU­SEUM: Lo­cated in the former of­fice of one of the most im­por­tant firms in the his­tory of iron and steel, the Bur­den Iron Works Mu­seum ed­u­cates vis­i­tors about the his­tory of iron work­ing in South Troy and the trans­for­ma­tion of the re­gion around the con­flu­ence of the Hud­son and the Mo­hawk Rivers into the Sil­i­con Val­ley of the nine­teenth cen­tury. Tour starts at 10 a. m., fol­lowed by a 12: 15 p. m. talk on the in­dus­trial his­tory of the Wy­nantskill. Email michael@hud­son­mo­hawk­gate­way.org, call 518274- 5267or visit https:// www.face­book.com/Col­larCi­tyRam­ble/ for more in­for­ma­tion.

CAP­I­TAL DIS­TRICT GENEALOGICAL SO­CI­ETY: The Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Genealogical So­ci­ety In­vites You to a Pre­sen­ta­tion by Pres­i­dent, Terri Mo­ran, “Re­search­ing a Fam­ily Busi­ness: The Howard Fam­ily and Broom Man­u­fac­tur­ing in Fort Hunter and Am­s­ter­dam, New York.” This an in­ter­est­ing new topic will give your new ideas for re­search­ing your fam­ily. 1p. m., Colonie Town Li­brary, 629Al­banyShaker Road, Loudonville. Free and open to the public. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.cap­i­tald­is­trict­ge­nealog­i­cal­so­ci­ety.org. CHICKEN ‘ N BIS­CUIT DIN­NER: Homestyle Chicken

‘ n Bis­cuit Din­ner, 4p. m. to 6p. m., Water­vliet United Methodist Church, 1401 First Av­enue. Adults $ 10, se­niors $ 9, chil­dren 6- 12

$ 5, 5and un­der free. Hand­i­capped- ac­ces­si­ble. Take­out and free de­liv­ery for Hud­son Shores, Quinn and Han­ratta res­i­dents. Call 518- 2730191 for more in­for­ma­tion. CHICKEN BBQ: Peters­burg Methodist Church will hold a Chicken BBQ on Septem­ber 23from 4p. m. to 7p. m. at the Church, 12Head of Lane. Din­ner in­cludes baked beans, mac­a­roni salad, cole slaw, rolls, dessert, drink. $ 10per din­ner, eat in or take out. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518- 852- 6576or 518283- 5397.

CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: Cel­e­brate Saratoga Springs Peace Week with the Chil­dren’s Mu­seum with Kind­ness Rocks. The Kind­ness Rocks project is a na­tional move­ment en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to dec­o­rate rocks with inspirational mes­sages and leave them in ran­dom places for peo­ple to find. Rocks will be pro­vided, but par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to bring their own. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 69 Caro­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518- 5845540for more in­for­ma­tion. CMOST: Mu­seum Day Live! is an an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of bound­less cu­rios­ity hosted by Smith­so­nian mag­a­zine. Par­tic­i­pat­ing mu­se­ums and cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions across the coun­try pro­vide en­try to any­one pre­sent­ing a Mu­seum Day Live! ticket. From 1 p. m. to 3p. m. the Mu­seum presents “And Now I Tell a Story,” a Na­tive Amer­i­can sto­ry­telling ad­ven­ture led by Perry Ground, a Tur­tle Clan mem­ber of the Onon­donga Na­tion. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 250Jor­dan Road, Troy. Visit www. cmost. org for more in­for­ma­tion. COM­MU­NITY FUN DAY:

On Septem­ber 23Good Shep­herd Lutheran Church will be host­ing their Sev­enth An­nual Com­mu­nity Fun Day from 11 a. m. to 3 p. m., fea­tur­ing a free lunch, pony rides and a pet­ting zoo, aswell as a ta­ble where chil­dren will make spe­cial crafts. There will also be in­for­ma­tional ta­bles rep­re­sent­ing com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion like Rite Aid ( flu shots), the MiSci Mu­seum( formerly the Sch­enec­tady Mu­seum), Project Life Saver, the Yel­low Dot Pro­gram, Liv­ing Will/ Health Proxy and Thrivent Fi­nan­cial Or­ga­ni­za­tion. There is no charge for any­thing ex­cept for the flu shots, for which you’ll need to bring your health in­sur­ance card. The event thanks the com­mu­nity for sup­port­ing ac­tiv­i­ties year- round at Good Shep­herd Lutheran Church, 510Al­bany- Shaker Road ( West of Os­borne Road) in Loudonville. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518- 458- 1562 or visit www. gslcl. org.

CRAFT SALE/ ICE CREAM SO­CIAL: Shop among the artists and yard sale peo­ple at Ioka Val­ley Farm on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, from 10a. m. to 4pm. There will be a good se­lec­tion of artists sell­ing their wares. Ioka Val­ley Farm is lo­cated at 3475Route 43, Han­cock, MA, 1⁄ 2 mile from Jiminy Peak Re­sort and 4miles fromthe in­ter­sec­tion of Rte 43& Rte 22in Stephen­town. The SonShin­ers from the Stephen­town Fed­er­ated Church are spon­sor­ing this event. While you’re shop­ping, stop by their booth and have a make- your- own sun­dae, ba­nana split or root beer float.

EX­PLOR­ING PROSPECT PARK: Have you al­ways looked up in won­der at those white rocks spell­ing out TROY? Dis­cover one of ur­ban Troy’s hid­den gems, Prospect Park atop Mount Ida. In our walk along the cir­cu­lar tour road, we will learn about its an­tecedents as the 19th cen­tury coun­try es­tates of some of Troy’s found­ing fam­i­lies, and then dis­cuss its 20th cen­tury de­vel­op­ment as the peo­ple’s refuge from the gritty city, all as de­signed by RPI’s first African- Amer­i­can alum­nus. Along the­way we will take a look back out at the whole Hud­son- Mo­hawk val­ley from those rocks. Meet at 9a. m. at the Pavil­ion just in­side the main Congress Street en­trance. Email Col­larCi­tyRam­ble@gmail.com, call 518- 429- 3909or visit https:// www. face­book.com/Col­larCi­tyRam­ble/ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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