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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 sciencebased 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 518-7335750. 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 518374-0637.
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 270-5348.
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 preconcert 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.
CHATHAM BOOKSTORE: In a show entitled “Soul of our Soil,” Hudson photographer Georgia Landman displays her photographs inspired by farms in Columbia County. The exhibit runs from November 17 to January 21, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham. Call 518-392-3005 for more information, or visit https://chathambookstore.com/.
CHENEY LIBRARY: Lego Club for grades 5-6, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hoosick Falls School students can be dropped off by the bus in front of the library. The student does need a parental note in order to do this. Call 518-686-9401 for more information.
EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: Join the seniors at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road in Grafton, on Friday, November 17, at 12:30 p.m. and celebrate November birthdays with cupcakes donated by birthday chairperson Marcia Trask. If you have any questions, or if you would like to enjoy a noon lunch, (entrée; Haddock Square) for a suggested donation of $3, please contact the center at 518-279-3413 to reserve lunch.
GRASSO FAMILY NF2 FUNDRAISER: Vito and Susan Grasso of Troy and Glennpeter Jewelers will host a fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17, at Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Center, 1544 Central Avenue in Albany, in honor of Vito and Susan’s daughter Rebecca Grasso who has neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). The Grassos invite you to support the event by attending, making a donation, taking a program ad or a sponsorship. The fundraiser will include refreshments, a silent auction and a sale of festive holiday gift baskets. Proceeds from the event will support the Rebecca Grasso Fund, established to support medical research to find a cure or treatment options for people with NF2. For more information, please call 781-272-9936 or visit www.nfincne.org,