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Thursday, Oct. 12
ALBANY, A WALKING 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. $3 per person.
ALBANY MED BREAST CENTER: Members of the public are invited to attend an open house to celebrate Albany Medical Center’s new Breast Center and mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, on the fourth floor of Albany Med’s South Clinical Campus, 25 Hackett Boulevard, Albany. Tour the new clinic space, meet Albany Med’s multidisciplinary breast care team, learn about the new breast cancer staging system going into effect January 2018, and take a free risk assessment with a breast care expert. Light refreshments will be served.
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: 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. 4 p.m., Kids Builder Association. Build your own fun with Legos, Snap Circuits, K’nex, blocks, puzzles, origami and more. For kids and families. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting Group, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join LGTBQ Educator and Consultant, Lyndon Cudlitz at 6 p.m. for an informational workshop designed to assist community members in learning how to support their LGBTQ Friends and Family members. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CMOST: Sensory Play, “Autumn Leaves,” 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join CMOST staff in the GE Junior Discovery room for a hands-on sensory science activity. No pre-registration
required, activity included with museum admission. For ages 2-6. Homeschool Enrichment Program, “Super Slimy Science,” 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with programs for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. 250 Jordan Road, Troy. For more information visit www. cmost.org.
The Cohoes Columbietts will have their monthly meeting on Thursday night, October 12, at 255 Remsen St. Cohoes. The evening will begin with a refreshment and the meeting will follow at 8 p.m.
CORNER SHOPPE: Located at Cornerstone Church, 570 Third Avenue, North Troy, the Corner Shoppe is displaying Fall & Halloween decorations & costumes through October. The Christmas holiday kicks off on November 4. Clothing for the entire family at bargain prices, along with linens, housewares, & toys are featured. Refreshments served. Hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday. For more information call 518235-3851.
ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM: “La Terra Nera - Muckland Farmers of Canastota, NY,” 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Historian Tricia Barbagallo documents the history of the agriculture in Madison County, NY and the Italian immigrant farmers, whose onion farms made New York the Onion Capital of the United States. Desserts are welcomed for the reception that follows. 1227 Central Avenue, Albany. For more information visit www. americanitalianmuseum.org.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Teen Anime Club, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Computer Help, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page,
TROY SENIOR CENTER:
9 a.m., Arts and Crafts. 10 a.m., Osteo Aerobics. 19 Third Street, Troy. Fall Gala (Semi-Formal Attire) 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Franklin Terrace. Tickets available at the Senior Center.
Friday, Oct. 13
BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY: The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert performing Claude Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” Bela Bartok’s Viola Concerto featuring Hsin-Yun Huang, viola. and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 on Friday, October 13, at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. Ronald Feldman will give a pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue. These events are free and open to the public.
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 a.m., Color a Trickor-Treat Bag. Decorate a small keepsake fabric bag. Sign up each child individually online at bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 518-439-9314. For 18 months and older with family and friends. 1 p.m., Coffee & Conversation. Michael Matthews shares pictures and information about his six-month visit to Botswana, The onehour program will be followed by a 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. coffee hour. Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Teen Cafe, 2:30 p.m. Free Halloween Family Film Fest presents “Ghostbusters,” 4 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 2794023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CMOST: Join CMOST, the Children’s Museum of Science + Technology, at 2 p.m. for the Engineering Fun and Learning Series and explore fun engineering challenges and experiments. 250 Jordan Road, Troy. For more information vist www.cmost.org. CONSULTING ALLIANCE: “Implementing Lean in NYS,” Friday, October 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany. Erika Choi, Director of the NYS Lean Program will share the innovative strategies that have enabled the execution of more than 600 projects across the state in less than four years, to improve the
efficiency and effectiveness of delivering services to citizens. Members $20; Late Member Registration $25. Non-Members $30; Late Non-Member Registration $35. Online payment is required. Register at https:// www.consultingalliance.org/ event-2630547.
MASONS: The Apollo-King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge #13 will host The Grand Lecturer’s Convention of tghe Old 17th Masonic District on Friday, October 13, at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Road, with a dinner preceding at 6:30 p.m. and a social hour at 5:30 p.m. This is New York State Grand Lecturer The Right Worshipful Richard J. Kessler’s official visitation to the Old 17th Masonic District with, the Assitant Grand Lecturer host Francis P. Burek, Daniel Valante and Terrance Quinton For dinner reservations go to masons online.
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 8 p.m. from September 15 through November 17, and on December 1. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at (413) 597-2188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.
THEATER VOICES: Theater Voices will present a staged reading of “Rx” by Kate Fodor, directed by Yvonne Perry, at Steamer No. 10 Theater, 500 Western Avenue, Albany. This sly, smart comedy takes a stab at Big Pharma and its cynical mission to medicate the whole world for the condition of being human. Performances will be held Friday, October 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 14 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please contact email@example.com. TROY SENIOR CENTER: 9:30 a.m., Aerobics. 10:30 a.m., Bible Study. 12:45 p.m., Bingo. 1 p.m., Work Out with Ellio. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 270-5349. For more information call 270-5348.
YADDO GHOST TOUR: Experience the spirit(s) of the garden. Feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the earth. Share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allen Poe, the Trask Family and other contemporary visitors. Tours are held in the garden only (not the Mansion) Friday and Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. through October 29. Docent led tours begin at the Yaddo parking lot and last approximately one hour. Cost $10/person (children 12 and under free). Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www. yaddo.org for more information.
Saturday, Oct. 14
ALBANY CURLING CLUB: The Albany Curling Club, 117 West McKown Road, is holding its annual Fall Open House on October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 15, from noon - 4 p.m. Head out onto the ice where trainers will teach you how to throw the curling stone and sweep it like an Olympian. Free family fun for ages 6 and up. Under age 18 must bring a parent or legal guardian. Wear warm loose fitting clothing and bring clean sneakers. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ events/117677638861177. BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Learn the basics of building with dominos with BCHS student Jacob Koplik, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. For kids and families. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
CHICKEN BBQ: The Pittstown Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a chicken barbecue dinner on Saturday, October 14, at the Pittstown fire house, 134 Parker School Rd. Dinner is $12. Takeouts served from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. A fire prevention open house and car seat safety inspection will be held from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. CMOST: Dynamic Dogs, 1 p.m. Join Kim Mead Degener from the Rensselaer County 4H as she discusses responsible dog ownership and shares some dog training secrets. Therapy dogs will be on site during the program. Please bring your dog questions, but leave your pets at home. Bring a can or small bag of dog or cat food for donation to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. 250 Jordan Road, Troy. For more information visit www. cmost.org.
CORNER SHOPPE: Located at Cornerstone Church, 570 Third Avenue, North Troy, the Corner Shoppe is displaying Fall & Halloween decorations & costumes through October. The Christmas holiday kicks off on November 4. Clothing for the entire family at bargain prices, along with linens, housewares, & toys are featured. Refreshments served. Hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday. For more information call 518-235-3851. DANCING WITH EVIE: 4th anniversary, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Rudy’s Ballroom, 2038 Rt. 295, Canaan. Admission $10. For more information call Evie Garstang at 413446-5505.
FREE CONCERT: “Prayer in Opera,” a concert of opera prayer arias. Bienvenida Baez, soprano, and Michael Clement, piano, present works by Verdi (Pace, Pace), Puccini (Vissi d’arte), Bellini (Casta Diva) Dvorak (Song to the Moon) and others. Admission free with free-will donations welcomed for the Focus Churches food pantry and feeding programs. Saturday, October 14, 5 p.m, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 275 State Street, Albany. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. HALLOWEEN DANCE:
The Upstate NY Cosplay Society’s Annual Halloween Dance takes place at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Rd, from 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on October 14. $10 gets you an evening of tabletop games, food, dancing, and a Best Witch Hat contest! For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ events/752155181637840/ permalink/756837281169630/. HARVEST CRAFT FESTIVAL: Join the Cohoes-Waterford Elks for craft vendors and food. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m, 45 N. Mohawk Street, Cohoes. HOOSICK TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY: On October 14 at 10 a.m., Brian Bushner will lead a walking tour on “Boston, Hoosac Tunnel & Western via the Hoosic River Greenway”. This tour will begin at the southern end, which is past the Little League Fields, Water Works Road. Hoosick Falls. The talk will be on the Greenway unless there is heavy rain, in which case it will be held at the Louis Miller Museum, 166 Main Street, Hoosick Falls. LORD’S ACRE AUCTION: The North Chatham United Methodist Church will be holding their 69th annual Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale on October 14 at 4274 Route 203. There will be a brief worship service at 8 a.m., with most departments opening at 8:30 a.m. The “White Elephant” department will open at 10 a.m. and the auctioneer will start at 11 a.m. sharp. There will be plenty of free off-street parking available, and good food for sale all day. For more information on the Lord’s Acre Auction and Sale or any other events and activities, please call 766-3535 or visit northchathammethodistchurch.org. ROAST PORK DINNER: A Roast Pork Dinner and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Rte 2and Garfield Rd. in Eagle Mills. The menu includes roast pork, stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, apple compote, rolls, beverage, and homemade pie. The price will be $13 for adults, $7 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. Reservations are strongly advised and can be made by calling 518-279-9601.