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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.