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Tuesday, Nov. 14
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Join the library for a presentation by the Pride Center of the Capital Region to learn more about the experiences of LGBTQ people of all ages, and leave with tips on how to enrich your role as a friend or family member. Teens welcome. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. BRAIN FOOD FOR THE CURIOUS: New York State Museum historians and scientists will share their knowledge and research in a series of lunchtime talks this fall and winter. On November 14, learn about new acquisitions to the Museum’s Contemporary Native American Art Collection, including photography, basketry, painting and intricately carved woodwork. Each program includes a 20-minute talk with a State Museum historian or scientist followed by a question-andanswer period. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m., Huxley Theater, New York State Museum, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany.
CMOST: Join CMOST for the My Parent & Me science class, “Creature Comforts.” This is a chance for children and caregivers to interact, explore, imagine and discover the world of science together. Every session is thematically relevant and developmentally appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their caregiver. Pre-registration is required: CMOST members $45, future members $65. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Children’s Museum of Science + Technology, 250 Jordan Road, Troy. For more information and a daily calendar of events visit www.cmost.org.
EAST SIDE SENIORS: The East Side Seniors’ next meeting will be on November 14, hosted by team 4 at the American Legion Post, Main Avenue, Wynantskill. The meeting begins at 1 p.m., preceded by the pledge to the Flag. After lunch, enjoy bingo, games, and conversation. The bocci league is now in full swing. Any one interested in being a sub, contact Barb at 518-674-8325. HUDSON HALL: “Gertrude Stein, Susan B. Anthony and History Interrupt One Another,” with Joan Retallack, poet and Stein scholar, and erica kaufman, poet and Bard
professor, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., following a 4 p.m. performance of Stein and Virgil Thomson’s opera, “The Mother of Us All,” at Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson.
KRISTALLNACHT INTERFAITH COMMEMORATION:
The 25th anniversary of the Kristallnacht Interfaith Commemoration, sponsored to unite the community against prejudice, will be marked with a screeening of “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” the story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who turned their zoo into a safe haven for hundreds of Jewish men, women, and children escaping the Warsaw Ghetto. 7 p.m., Page Hall, UAlbany downtown campus, 135 Western Ave, Albany. Free and open to the public. For more information visit https://www.jewishfedny. org/events/kristallnacht2017 or call 518-783-7800 extension 235.
NATURE LAB: The Sanctuary for Independent Media and NATURE Lab host “Open Hours for Art & Ecology” beginning on October 24. NATURE Lab (North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology) offers participatory art and ecology activities, gallery viewings, and conversation from 4 p.m. -6 p.m. every Tuesday through December 12 at 3364 6th Avenue, Troy.
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 restaurants. Best of all, they go on bus trips to casinos and other points of interest. Dues are $10 a year.
RENSS. CO. WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY: A special meeting of the Rensselaer County Water and Sewer Authority will be held on Tuesday, November 14, at 11 a.m., in the offices of the Rensselaer County Bureau of Economic Development and Planning, Fifth Floor, 1600 Seventh Avenue, Troy, to consider and/ or act upon matters related to water and sewer infrastructure.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Computer Help, 1
p.m. to 3 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,
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS: The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham on Old Loudon Road in Latham. All persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic are welcome for a fun evening. For more information, visit WWW.SAM24.org.
STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join SML’s own Maria Spear for introductory Ballroom Dance classes. On Tuesday, November 14, Maria will begin teaching the Foxtrot at 7 p.m. Please call the library to register for this class at 518-733-5750. 472 NY 43, Stephentown.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: A Finance Committee meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m., followed by a Board of Trustees meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 100 Second Street, Troy. TROY SENIOR CENTER: 9:30 a.m., Knitting and Crocheting. 10 a.m., Health & Wellness activities. Arts 4 Vets meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Call 270-5349 to make a noon lunch reservation, or 2705348 for more information. WILLIAMS COLLEGE: The Williams College Department of Music presents UC Davis Professor Jessie Ann Owens’s lecture, “From Madrigal to Mass in the 16th Century,” on Tuesday, November 14, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 30 of the Bernhard Music Center, on the Williams College campus. This lecture is sponsored by the Class of 1960 Scholars Fund and is free and open to the public.
WRESTLING COACHES MEETING: Capital District Youth Wrestling League Coaches will meet on Tuesday November 14 at 7:30 p.m., at the Ravenswood Pub, 1021 NY146, Clifton Park. The meeting is open to all school based elementary wrestling clubs (K thru 6th). For more information email cdywrestling.com, visit https://sites.google.com/ site/cdywrestling/ or look up @ CDYWL2017 on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: The Cohoes Knights of Columbus will have their All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 255 Remsen Street, Cohoes. Adults $8, children under five are free. BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www. brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CMOST: “Fall and Thanksgiving” are this month’s Science Story Time themes. Join a Museum educator for a science-based story time that includes a project-based activity. No pre-registration required; activity included with museum admission. For ages 2-6. 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Children’s Museum of Science + Technology, 250 Jordan Road, Troy. For more information and a daily calendar of events visit www. cmost.org.
GOOD BOOKS FOR GOOD WORKS: On Wednesday, November 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The Woman’s Club of Albany and The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza will host an evening of holiday book suggestions and a special sale to raise funds for the library at the Lincoln Community Elementary School in Schenectady. Book House staff will present lively and engaging reviews of their favorite adult and children’s books at 6 p.m. A portion of all book sales that evening will be donated to the school for the purchase of new books. Light refreshments will be provided by the Woman’s Club.
RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Teen Time, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Play games on our PS4, have snacks and talk with your friends. For ages 13-19. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary. STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Did you know that you can exercise your brain the same way you do your body? Scientists have proven that the brain can be strengthened and new connection can be made by performing workouts that stimulate the different regions of brain function. Join Maria Spear at 10:30 a.m. for a fun and challenging session sure to strengthen the muscle that we neglect most. *Space is limited so please reserve a spot by call the library at 518-733-5750. 472 NY-43, Stephentown.
THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, Bridge St, Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East (Look for the “OPEN” flag on Route 67) features a large selection of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, coats, shoes and accessories, including special occasion clothes for holiday parties, with most clothing $3 a bag, as well as a great selection of Christmas decor and lots of housewares, CDs, books, toys and jewelry. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and on the first Saturday of each month.
Thursday, Nov. 16
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org for more information and to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. Listening Party, 7 p.m. Listen to and discuss Frank Sinatra’s “Only the Lonely,” the 1958 collection of torch songs that was Sinatra’s personal favorite of all his albums. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. CANDLELIGHT VIGIL; The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish of Watervliet/Green Island holds a candlelight prayer vigil for abused, trafficked and abandoned kids across the country, starting at 6 p.m. in front of Price Chopper, 19th Street in Watervliet. This national night of prayer and solidarity for homeless boys and girls will be held rain or shine. CMOST: Sensory Play, “Thanksgiving Extravaganza.” Help your child improve moto skills and increase his or her understanding of thow the wolrd works. Join CMOSt staff in the GE Junior Discovery Room for a hands-on science activity. No pre-registration required; activity included with museum admission. For ages 2-6. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Children’s Museum of Science + Technology, 250 Jordan Road, Troy. For more information and a daily calendar of events visit www. cmost.org.
CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION: Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County will hold its Annual Meeting, Thursday, November 16, at 12:30 p.m. at the William F. Rice Extension Center, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville. This meeting is open to the public. Albany County residents 18 years of age or older are eligible to vote for members of the Board of Directors and various program committees. Ballots will be available the day of the meeting. For more information or to make a reservation, call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-765-3500.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Comm. Church, 570 Third Ave., North Troy is displaying all things Christmas, along with a vast inventory of housewares, linens, shoes, toys, puzzles and clothing for the entire family-including coats and boots. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursdays & Saturdays. For more info, please call 518-235-3851. EMPAC: “They Are Waiting for You: Work in Progress” is a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Laure Prouvost’s new performance, which will premier in spring 2018. The work marks Prouvost’s first major commission for the stage. Theatrical and cinematic technologies -- projection, light and haze -- interact with dancers, musicians, objects and the audience in a surreal and perceptually disorienting performance. This free event takes place at 7 p.m. at the corner of 8th and Congress Streets, Troy. For more information visit empac.rpi.edu.
EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: On Thursday, November 16, the Nutrition Department at the Everett Wagar Senior Center will hold its monthly special dinner at noon at 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. This month’s theme is “Thanksgiving,” and the menu will consist of Roll, Fruit Juice and Pumpkin Pie w/Topping for dessert. Entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. with Carol and Gene Langley. There will also be a 50⁄50 drawing. Stop in anytime Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a complete monthly menu and activities calendar. Please call 518-279-3413 to make your reservations for lunch.
INTERFAITH STORY CIRCLE: The Interfaith Story Circle of Albany, Schenectady and Troy is celebrating its 25th programing year. This month theme is how stories shift our beliefs. Guest teller Beth Sabo Novik, a teacher of religious school at Temple Sinai, brings her many talents including storyteller, workshop facilitator, massage therapist, hypnotist, intuitive coach, wife and mom. Everyone is welcome to come to share stories about how stories have shifted your beliefs. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Congregation Berith Sholom 167 Third Street, Troy. A tour will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Gert Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-374-0637.
MASONS: The Apollo-King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge #13 F. & A.M. will meet on Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Road. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. 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, STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Kids five and under, along with their parents and/or caregivers, are invited to playtime at the library, including circle time, music, movement, reading, crafts and free playtime. Siblings are welcome to join as well. 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Teen Art Night – Zentangle Drawing Workshop, 6 p.m., 100 Second Street, Troy. Using a variety of structured patterns teens will design images to form a unique work of art. For ages 12-17. No experience is necessary for this free event. Please call 518-274-7071 to register or sign up online at www. thetroylibrary.org.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: 9 a.m., Arts and Crafts. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sewing Class. 10 a.m., Osteo Aerobics. Special Thanskgiving Dinner with entertainment by Guy Tonno. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 270-5349. For more information call 2705348.
WEAVERS’ GUILD SHOW: The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 39th Annual Show & Sale (November 16-19)features handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans, as well as fashion shows, weaving and spinning demos. 2 p.m. - 9 p.m., with a fashion show at 7 p.m., Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Rd, Colonie. Free admission and parking. For more information visit http://hmwg.org.
Friday, Nov. 17
BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY: The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in a concert including Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” Piston’s Serenata, “Pastorale d’ete” by Arthur Honneger and Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto with guest artist Yevgeny Kutik on Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue. These events are unticketed, and open to the public.