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Satur­day, Oct. 13 AL­BANY IN­STI­TUTE STORY TIME: The Al­bany In­sti­tute of His­tory & Art part­ners with the Al­bany Pub­lic Li­brary to present spe­cial story time at the mu­seum on se­lect Satur­day morn­ings this fall. In­spired by the mu­seum’s cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tions “A Me­nagerie of Whim­sey: The Art of Wil­liam B. Schade and Birds & Beasts: The Scary, Mag­i­cal, and Adorable An­i­mals of the Al­bany In­sti­tute,” the story time pro­gram will fea­ture sto­ries about an­i­mals. 10:30 a.m., 125Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, Al­bany. The event is free, but reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Email wal­dronv@al­banyin­sti­tute.org or call 518-463-4478to reg­is­ter.

AL­BANY PINE BUSH: Chang­ing fo­liage is all around. Take a 2.6mile Fall Fo­liage Hike and take in the beau­ti­ful scenery of this rare ecosys­tem. 11a.m., Al­bany Pine Bush Dis­cov­ery Cen­ter, 195New Karner Road, Al­bany. The hike is free, but reser­va­tions are re­quired for all at­ten­dees (re­gard­less of age). Chil­dren un­der 18must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Make reser­va­tions by call­ing 518-456-0655or visit www.Al­banyPineBush.org/event. COR­NER SHOPPE: The Cor­ner Shoppe at Cor­ner­stone Com­mu­nity Church, 570Third Av­enue, North Troy is fully stocked for Fall. Next- to-new clothes for ba­bies and kids will be on sale through mid-Oc­to­ber. Many Fall dec­o­ra­tions are avail­able, as well as a large amount of Halloween cos­tumes at very affordable prices. Open ev­ery Thurs­day and Satur­day, 9a.m. – 1p.m. Visit www.face­book.com/Corner­stoneChurchinthe­burgh­for more in­for­ma­tion or call 518235-3851.

EMPAC 10TH AN­NIVER­SARY: EMPAC cel­e­brates 10 years of ex­per­i­men­tal me­dia and per­form­ing arts. Over three days and across all four venues, 10YEARS will present a di­verse roster of per­for­mances, in­stal­la­tions, and talks. Oc­to­ber 13events in­clude the US pre­miere of Maria Hass­abi’s mov­ing-im­age in­stal­la­tion SLOW ME DOWN; a Cog­ni­tive and Im­mer­sive Sys­tems Lab re­search demo; Jo­hannes Goebel’s talk “Down the Rabbit Hole: A Time Cap­sule for Dig­i­tal Texts, Images and Sounds;” Com­poser Olga Neuwirth’s “Lost High­way Suite” —de­rived from her opera of the same name, in­spired by David Lynch’s cult clas­sic and per­formed by In­ter­na­tional Con­tem­po­rary En­sem­ble; Chore­og­ra­pher Tra­jal Har­rell’s “In the Mood for Frankie,” a dance trio per­formed along a run­way-style stage in EM- PAC’s lobby; and “One Im­age is a Lie, the Other Un­vail­able,” per­formed by Moved by the Mo­tion. For sched­ule and ticket in­for­ma­tion visit http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2018/fall/ 10years. EMPAC is lo­cated at 1108th Street, Troy. FIT FEST: The Glens Falls Col­lab­o­ra­tive presents the fourth an­nual FitFest, im­proved this year with help from Fresh ADK, AHI, Fresh Di­rec­tion, the Adiron­dack Re­gional Cham­ber of Com­merce’s Well­ness Coun­cil, and the City of Glens Falls, from 8:30a.m. to noon. On tap: Sam­ple fit­ness classes, in­ter­ac­tive demon­stra­tions, healthy food for sale, con­tests and mu­sic, plus ven­dor booths with give­aways, sam­ples, cook­ing de­mos and in­for­ma­tion about or­ga­ni­za­tions and ser­vices. Ven­dors, spon­sors, and 5K run­ners can learn more and sign up now at www. glens­fallscol­lab­o­ra­tive.com. GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK: Take a 1.5mile hike to the re­stored fire tower with views of three states, start­ing at 10:30a.m. The hike in­cludes a brief steep climb and some un­even ter­rain, so please wear hik­ing boots and bring a walk­ing stick if nec­es­sary, along with wa­ter and a lunch to eat by the tower. Pre-reg­is­ter by call­ing 518-279-1155. HAR­VEST CRAFT FES­TI­VAL: Craft ven­dors and great food, rain or shine. 9a.m. – 3p.m., Co­hoes Water­ford Elks, 45N. Mo­hawk Street, Co­hoes. HOME­LESS VET­ER­ANS’ STAND DOWN: Are you a vet­eran in need of help? Home­less or at-risk of be­ing home­less? Brother and sis­ter vet­er­ans are wel­come to the 2018Cap­i­tal Re­gion Home­less Vet­er­ans Stand Down on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, at the Colonie BPO Elks #2192, 11 Elks Lane, Latham. To­tally free as­sis­tance is pro­vided to vet­er­ans, in­clud­ing med­i­cal screen­ings, le­gal as­sis­tance, in­for­ma­tion on em­ploy­ment, food, hous­ing, cloth­ing, pro­grams and ser­vices. Break­fast 7a.m., Spe­cial pro­gram from 7a.m. – 8a.m., reg­is­tra­tion from 8a.m. – 11a.m., lunch and ac­tiv­i­ties from 11a.m. – 1 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-270-2760(Rens­se­laer County) or 518-447-7710 (Al­bany County).

HYDE HALL GHOST TOURS: On a one hour Can­dle­light Ghost Tour you will visit many of the places in Hyde Hall (267Glim­mer­glass State Park Road, Coop­er­stown) where ghostly man­i­fes­ta­tions have been re­ported over 150years, in­clud­ing those iden­ti­fied by Ghosthunters in their Halloween 2013Spe­cial. Tours are held ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day in Oc­to­ber and on Sun­day Oc­to­ber, 28, at 6p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7p.m. and 7:30p.m. $20 per per­son_ Reser­va­tions are re­quired and tick­ets may be pur­chased on­line. at Hy­deHall.org. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 607-547-5098Ext 6or info@hy­dehall.org, Hyde Hall is not hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble or ap­pro­pri­ate for those who have dif­fi­culty walk­ing.

JOHN GRAY: Au­thor and Record colum­nist John Gray signs and dis­cusses his book, “God Needed a Puppy.” 3p.m., Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475Western Av­enue, Al­bany. Call 518-489-4761 or visit bhny.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: This year’s Light the Night Walk is be­ing held at Siena Col­lege in which thou­sands of peo­ple will par­tic­i­pate in honor of a sur­vivor or in mem­ory of a friend or loved one. Walk­ers will carry il­lu­mi­nated lanterns- white for sur­vivors, red for sup­port­ers and gold lanterns in mem­ory of loved ones lost, to cel­e­brate, honor and re­mem­ber those touched by can­cer. Reg­is­tra­tion starts at 6p.m. The walk takes place from 7p.m. – 9p.m. at 515 Loudon Road, Loundonville. Visit http://www.light­thenight.org/events/al­bany for reg­is­tra­tion de­tails and more in­for­ma­tion about the event. LORD’S ACRE AUC­TION: The North Chatham United Methodist Church, 4274Route 203, holds its 70th an­nual Lord’s Acre Auc­tion and Sale on Oc­to­ber 13. Most de­part­ments will open at 8:30a.m. af­ter a brief wor­ship ser­vice at 8a.m. The “White Ele­phant” de­part­ment opens at 10a.m. and the auc­tion­eer starts at 11a.m. sharp. For in­for­ma­tion and up­dates on auc­tion items as they’re added, visit northchatham­methodistchurch.org. Plenty of free off-street park­ing will be avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call 518-766-3535.

MAC ‘N’ CHEESE COOKOFF: Get ready for one of the cheesi­est events in South­ern Wash­ing­ton County. The First An­nual Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cookoff is set to take place from noon to 2p.m. on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13at the Cam­bridge United Methodist Church, 41 E. Main Street, Cam­bridge. The event, spon­sored by Con­nect, hopes to draw chefs from near and far to par­tic­i­pate in the cook-off. En­trance fee is $5; par­tic­i­pa­tion is free. If you’d like to en­ter for a chance to win a prize, please

send an email to con­nectga­menights@gmail.com or mes­sage Con­nect’s Face­book page by Oc­to­ber 6. MAR­KET BLOCK BOOKS: Au­thor Anne O’Brien Carelli reads and signs her de­but mid­dle-grade novel, “Sky­lock and Wall­creeper.” 11 a.m., 290River Street, Troy. Call 518-328-0045or visit bhny.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

ME­NANDS PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Story time is 1 p.m. on Satur­days. Be there when the li­brary closes to en­joy a story, read, sing and play for about 30min­utes. For ages 2-4, but all are wel­come. The Me­nands Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 4 N. Lyons Av­enue, Me­nands. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-463-4035.

NA­TIVE PLANT SUM­MIT: Mem­bers of the pub­lic are in­vited to a free Na­tive Plant Sum­mit at SUNY Oneonta, Hodg­don In­struc­tional Re­source Cen­ter (IRC)- Lec­ture Hall #2on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, from 1p.m. - 5p.m. The af­ter­noon will in­clude net­work­ing and learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties about us­ing Na­tive Plants in your home and busi­ness land­scape, why it is im­por­tant to do so and other ways to be in­volved with stew­ard­ship ef­forts on a lo­cal level. For more in­for­ma­tion contact Kelly Knut­son, Audubon New York at 518-869-9731. RENS­SE­LAER PLATAEU: The Asa Eddy fam­ily lived in Stephen­town from 1794–1905. The home­stead and other struc­tures have long since dis­ap­peared, and for­est has re­claimed the farm. War­ren Brod­er­ick, a de­scen­dant of the Eddy fam­ily, au­thor, ar­chiv­ist and re­searcher, will dis­cuss and use other re­sources to bring the his­tory of an early farm in Rens­se­laer County back to life. Hike an easy/mod­er­ate hike start­ing at 10a.m. Reg­is­ter with Peter Wood at pe­ter­rmapleacres@gmail.com; do­na­tion $5. More de­tails at ren­strust.org. SAND LAKE CEN­TER FOR THE ARTS: Bob Black­mon is the show­case artist at the Sand Lake Cen­ter for the Arts gallery through Oc­to­ber 31. A re­cep­tion for Black­mon will be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, from 2p.m. – 4p.m. Cir­cle Theatre Play­ers present Agatha Christie’s “A Mur­der is An­nounced,” with spe­cial per­mis­sion with Sa­muel French Inc. at 8p.m. Tick­ets $18adults, un­der 18$10. SLCA is lo­cated at 2880 Route 43, Sand Lake. Visit www.SLCA-CTP.org for more in­for­ma­tion. SHAR­ING THE HOPE:

On Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, St. Luke’s on the Hill in Me­chan­icville will host an evening to share the hope of re­cov­ery from can­cer and the help and re­sources avail­able to those go­ing through it. There will be a Heal­ing Ser­vice at 4p.m., with prayer teams avail­able af­ter­ward, a potluck din­ner at 5p.m., and speak­ers at 6 p.m. Lisa Mo­raha of Floyd’s War­riors and Karen Haag of Brave Heart, will share their jour­neys from can­cer to re­cov­ery, how their or­ga­ni­za­tions grew, and how they help oth­ers. St. Luke’s on the Hill is lo­cated at 40McBride Road, Me­chan­icville. SPINDLE CITY HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY: The Dress Re­form move­ment of the mid-19th cen­tury hoped to lib­er­ate women from the most lim­it­ing as­pects of their cloth­ing. It was sym­bol­ized by the adop­tion of a shorter skirt over loose pants or “bloomers,” adopted by the women’s suf­frage move­ment and other re­form­ers as a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of their ideals. His­to­rian KjirstenGus­tavson un­cov­ers lay­ers of con­tro­versy and links dress re­form to the so­cial move­ments chang­ing women’s lives at 2p.m. at Vine­yard Church, 121Rem­sen Street, Co­hoes. Her heav­ily il­lus­trated talk, in­clud­ing re­pro­duc­tion cos­tumes, is free and open to the pub­lic.

THACHER NA­TURE CEN­TER: De­scend the cliff and learn about the ge­o­logic and cul­tural his­tory of the Helder­bergs on this scenic and his­toric guided walk on the Inidan Lad­der trail, start­ing at 10a.m. See un­der­ground streams, look for fos­sils, and step in­side the crevice cave along the trail. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the In­dian Lad­der pic­nic area. The walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Call 518-872-0800 to reg­is­ter.

THEATER VOICES: Theater Voices will present a staged read­ing of “Mar­jorie Prime” by Jor­dan Har­ri­son, di­rected by Krysta Den­nis, on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13at 3p.m. and 8p.m. at Steamer No. 10Theatre, 500Western Av­enue, Al­bany. This 2015 Pulitzer prize fi­nal­ist ex­plores the ways our hu­man­ity is shaped and warped by the mys­te­ri­ous ebbs and flows of mem­ory. The house opens one half-hour be­fore per­for­mance. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, please contact info@ the­ater­voices.org. TOMHANNOCK HIKE: Join pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher and film­maker John Bul­mer on a ca­sual hike along the Tomhannock Reser­voir, start­ing at 10a.m. Ex­plore and pho­to­graph at the peak of fall fo­liage sea­son. Reg­is­ter on­line at ren­strust.org; do­na­tion $10.More de­tails at ren­strust.org.

TURKEY DIN­NER: Reser­va­tions are now be­ing ac­cepted for Zion’s Tabor­ton Church’s turkey din­ner on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, with serv­ings at 4:30p.m., 5:30p.m. and 6:30p.m. $15 adults, $7chil­dren 5-12, un­der 5free. The church hall is lo­cated at 744Tabor­ton Road, Sand Lake, over­look­ing Lit­tle Bow­man Pond. To make reser­va­tions, call Diane Hoff­man at 518-6742746or Jane We­ber at 518258-4307.

U.S.NAVY BIRTH­DAY: The Cap­i­tal Area Chief Petty Of­fi­cers As­so­ci­a­tion will con­duct a cer­e­mony aboard USS SLATER begin­ning at 9a.m. on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13to cel­e­brate the U.S Navy’s Birth­day and honor USS SLATER vol­un­teer Michael Marko as their Vol­un­teer of the Year. The Con­ti­nen­tal Congress au­tho­rized the cre­ation of a Con­ti­nen­tal Navy on Oc­to­ber 13, 1775. USS SLATER is lo­cated on the Hud­son River in down­town Al­bany. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. usss­later.org.

WALK WITH A DOC: The Walk With A Doc pro­gram is geared to­ward help­ing peo­ple im­prove their health and get ac­tive. Pro­ceed at your own pace while walk­ing with doc­tors from Cap­i­tal Car­di­ol­ogy As­so­ci­ates, Troy As­so­ci­ates of Car­di­ol­ogy, Sa­mar­i­tan Hos­pi­tal and St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal in a fun, free walk­ing pro­gram. Upon con­clu­sion of the walk, nurses will take blood pres­sure and physi­cians will take your ques­tions. The walk takes place on the sec­ond Satur­day of each month. Reg­is­tra­tion starts at 7:30 a.m. Walk starts at 8a..m at River­front Park, River and Ful­ton streets, Troy.

WILD TAILS OF AL­BANY: Wild Tails of Al­bany An­i­mals is a first of its kind guided walk­ing tour that leads your fam­ily on a sa­fari through down­town Al­bany. You will un­cover many crea­tures in the form of carv­ings and stat­ues hid­den in plain sight as your guide re­gales you with his­toric tails of Al­bany’s furry and feath­ered friends, big and small, in­clud­ing Owney the Rail­way Mail Dog and our beloved Nip­per. Tours take place on the sec­ond Satur­day of the month from May through Oc­to­ber, start­ing at 11a.m. at the Al­bany Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, 25Quack­en­bush Square. Adults $3, chil­dren free. Sun­day, Oct. 14 AL­BANY IN­STI­TUTE: The Al­bany In­sti­tute of His­tory & Art will host Re­becca Bedell, as­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Art at Welles­ley Col­lege, on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14at 2p.m. for a lec­ture on the Hud­son River School move­ment and their re­la­tion to Amer­ica’s na­tional parks. The lec­ture is in­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. Space is lim­ited and at­ten­dees will re­ceive a wrist­band at the ad­mis­sion desk the day of the lec­ture. The Al­bany In­sti­tute of His­tory & Art is lo­cated at 125Wash­ing­ton Av­enue in Al­bany, New York. Free park­ing is avail­able in the mu­seum’s lot at the cor­ner of Elk and Dove Streets. $10 for adults, $8for se­niors and stu­dents with ID, $6 for chil­dren aged 6-12, and free for chil­dren un­der 6. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.al­banyin­sti­tute.org or call 518-463-4478.

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAK­FAST: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Colum­bus Coun­cil at 328Troy-Sch­enec­tady Road, Latham, will host their Oc­to­ber “All You Can Eat Break­fast” on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 14, from 8:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. Adults $9, Chil­dren 5-10$4and un­der 5free.

BETHEL BAP­TIST CHURCH: Sun­day School Pew Rally, 4p.m., 21655th Av­enue, Troy. Call 518-2744303for more in­for­ma­tion. BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Knit One Purl One, 2p.m. – 3p.m. Bring your cur­rent project or bring size 8knit­ting nee­dles if you’re a be­gin­ner; the li­brary will pro­vide yarn and get you started. For ages 9and up. Sun­day Cinema, “The Great Gatsby,” 2p.m. A PBS Great Amer­i­can Read event. 451 Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. FALL PRE­VEN­TION PRO­GRAM: On Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at noon, Choice Phys­i­cal Ther­apy of Troy will present a free fall pre­ven­tion sem­i­nar at West Cen­tral Rens­se­laer County Lutheran Parish, 470Win­ter Street Ex­ten­sion, North Greenbush. The pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. Re­fresh­ments will fol­low. Please RSVP by Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10by call­ing 518-283-1372, or text 518-505-6966. GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK: Crea­ture Cor­ner: Box Tur­tles, 1p.m. Dis­cover what makes these an­i­mals such skilled sur­vival­ists. Pre-reg­is­ter by call­ing 518279-1155.

GREENBUSH HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY: Join the Greenbush His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at 2 p.m. at the East Greenbush Com­mu­nity Li­brary when ceme­tery his­to­rian Kelly Grimaldi, au­thor of “These Sa­cred Grounds,” dis­cusses how and why ceme­ter­ies, grave­stones and epi­taphs changed from the early Colo­nial pe­riod through the 19th cen­tury Ru­ral Ceme­tery Move­ment and into the 20th cen­tury. The Pow­erPoint pre­sen­ta­tion fo­cuses on St. Agnes Ceme­tery and Al­bany Ru­ral Ceme­tery. Free and open to the pub­lic. Seat­ing is lim­ited; please reg­is­ter with the li­brary by call­ing 518-477-7478. HANKTOBERFEST: Hanktoberfest from 1p.m. – 4 p.m. cel­e­brates the open­ing of the Hank Hud­son Brew­ing Com­pany at 17John­son Road, Me­chan­icville. It fea­tures live mu­sic, food and great beer, as well as your op­por­tu­nity to meet Hank per­son­ally A por­tion of sales from the de­but of Hanktoberfest Brew will be do­nated to CAP­TAIN Com­mu­nity Hu­man Ser­vices. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-664-1578. MONTHLY BREAK­FAST: Monthly break­fast will be served at the VFW Post 1938, Po­plar Av­enue, Val­ley Falls on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14from 8a.m. - 11a.m. $8 ages 13and over, $4chil­dren 5-12, free for chil­dren un­der 5.

PENNY SO­CIAL: The Co­hoes Knights of Colum­bus will host a Penny So­cial at 1p.m. on Oc­to­ber 14at 255 Rem­sen St Co­hoes. Doors open at 10a.m., the kitchen open at 11a.m.

PIC­TURE MY PARK DAY: Join the Friends of Pee­bles Is­land and lo­cal pho­tog­ra­pher, Dave Koschnick, in the fall edi­tion of Pic­ture My Park Day. This year long project has fea­tured pho­to­graphic tips & treks through Pee­bles Is­land State Park & will cul­mi­nate in a De­cem­ber show at the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter on the Is­land. Start off at the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter at 10 a.m. to talk about Pee­bles Is­land photo op­por­tu­ni­ties and photo ethics; then put your knowl­edge to use Email ques­tions about the project to Friend­sofPee­bles@Gmail. com .

SUNNY SUN­DAYS: Sunny Sun­days are your op­por­tu­nity to take a safe glimpse at the sun. Ed­u­ca­tors from the Dudley Ob­ser­va­tory at miSci will op­er­ate their 14inch tele­scope in­side the roll-top roof ob­ser­va­tory, al­low­ing vis­i­tors to safely look at the sun and search for sunspots. Other ob­jects such as the moon and plan­ets may also be vis­i­ble. In the event of poor weather, there will be hands-on in­door ac­tiv­i­ties in­stead. The ob­ser­va­tory will be open from 1p.m. - 2:30p.m. ev­ery Sun­day through De­cem­ber 30. miSci gal­leries will be open con­tin­u­ously from noon – 5 p.m. Ac­cess to the ob­ser­va­tory or ac­tiv­i­ties is free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion ($12Adult, $10Se­nior, $8 Child) at miSci, the Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, 15Nott Ter­race Heights, Sch­enec­tady.

THACHER NA­TURE CEN­TER: “Au­tumn Birches” Chil­dren’s Art Class, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30p.m. Paint a color­ful fall scene as you learn about blend­ing paint in a unique way. A fee of $10in­cludes all ma­te­ri­als. This pro­gram is ap­pro­pri­ate for chil­dren 7-13years old. Please call 518-8720800to reg­is­ter your child. “The Power of H2O,” 2p.m. Wa­ter, a re­source we take for granted in the north­east, has spe­cial pow­ers that af­fects the world in count­less ways. Come to the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter and dis­sect this strange mix­ture and be­gin to dis­cover what power wa­ter truly has. Pre-Reg­is­ter by call­ing the park of­fice at 518-872-1237. Park en­trance fee is $6per ve­hi­cle. THEATER VOICES: Theater Voices will present a staged read­ing of “Mar­jorie Prime” by Jor­dan Har­ri­son, di­rected by Krysta Den­nis, on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14at 3p.m. at Steamer No. 10Theatre, 500Western Av­enue, Al­bany. This 2015Pulitzer prize fi­nal­ist ex­plores the ways our hu­man­ity is shaped and warped by the mys­te­ri­ous ebbs and flows of mem­ory. The house opens one halfhour be­fore per­for­mance. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, please contact info@the­ater­voices.org. UN­DER­STAND­ING DO­MES­TIC VI­O­LENCE: Dr. Sue Parry, for­merly on the staff of the N.Y.S. Of­fice for the Pre­ven­tion of Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence, dis­cusses the dif­fer­ent forms that do­mes­tic vi­o­lence takes, why abusers act the way they do, how do­mes­tic vi­o­lence af­fects vic­tims’ feel­ings and be­hav­ior, and how mis­un­der­stand­ings can lead to less than help­ful in­ter­ven­tions. She will also ad­dress the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion for im­mi­grant vic­tims seek­ing asy­lum. A Meet & Min­gle at 12:30p.m. pre­cedes the 1:15p.m. pro­gram at Room 224of the Cam­pus Cen­ter on the Al­bany Sage Col­leges Cam­pus, New Scot­land Av­enue at Academy Road, Al­bany. This free event is pre­sented by the Cap­i­tal District Hu­man­ist So­ci­ety.

VAN SCHAICK MAN­SION: The his­toric Van Schaick Man­sion in Co­hoes will be open from noon un­til 4p.m. on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 14, and tours of the grounds and the in­te­rior will be of­fered. The last tour will be­gin at 3p.m. and a $5do­na­tion is sug­gested. Visit www. van­schaick­man­sion.com for di­rec­tions.

WATER­FORD HAR­BOR FARM­ERS MAR­KET: The Water­ford Har­bor Farm­ers Mar­ket is a weekly out­door farm­ers mar­ket on the Erie Canal. En­joy beau­ti­ful views and live mu­sic as you shop for lo­cal pro­duce, baked goods, syrup, sauces, meat, art, soap, and more. Ev­ery Sun­day through Oc­to­ber 14 from 9a.m. - 1p.m. at the Water­ford Har­bor Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 1Tug­boat Al­ley, Water­ford. Visit https://www. wa­ter­ford­har­bor­mar­ket. com/ for more in­for­ma­tion. WORD PLAYS: Hear sto­ries of peo­ple who were ir­re­sistible or strug­gled with the ir­re­sistible at 2p.m. at the Hearst Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter at Proc­tor’s, 432State Street, Sch­enec­tady. Tick­ets $12, groups of eight or more pay only $8per ticket. For more in­for­ma­tion email kate@ kat­e­dud­ding.com, call 518383-4620or visit Sto­ryCir­cleAtProc­tors.org.

YADDO GHOST TOURS: Share in the spir­i­tual in­trigue from Na­tive Amer­i­cans, Edgar Allen Poe, the Trask fam­ily and other con­tem­po­rary vis­i­tors to the Yaddo Gar­dens in Saratoga Springs. Do­cent lead ghosts tours are held on Fri­day and Sun­day evenings from Septem­ber 21- Oc­to­ber 28at 5 p.m., start­ing at the Yaddo Gar­dens park­ing lot. Yaddo Gar­dens tours do not in­clude the Yaddo Man­sion. Ad­mis­sion $10per per­son. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746or www.yaddo.org.

Mon­day, Oct. 15 BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: The li­brary joins with its friends from the Cen­ter for Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices for a morn­ing con­cert with mu­sic ther­a­pists Erin Lan­craft and Ash­ley Cook from Ex­pres­sive Jour­neys, 10:30a.m. – 11:15a.m. Re­fresh­ments will be served. The Friends of the Li­brary board meets at 6:30p.m. New Friends are al­ways wel­come. 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar.

BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Se­nior Bridge Club, 1p.m. – 3p.m. Adult Yoga, 6p.m. 4118 State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. COLONIE I.D. A.: Meet­ings of the Au­dit and Fi­nance Com­mit­tees of the Town of Colonie In­dus­trial Devel­op­ment Agency shall be held on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15, at 5:30p.m. in the sec­ond floor con­fer­ence room of the Town of Colonie Pub­lic Op­er­a­tions Cen­ter, 347Old Niskayuna Road, Latham. COLONIE L.D.C.: Meet­ings of the Au­dit and Fi­nance Com­mit­tees of the Town of Colonie Lo­cal Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion shall be­held on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the sec­ond floor con­fer­ence room of the Town of Colonie Pub­lic Op­er­a­tions Cen­ter, 347Old Niskayuna Road, Latham.

EVERETT WAGAR SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Do you have stacks of pic­tures you mean to put in al­bums. The Everett Wagar Se­nior Cen­ter can help you get started. Just bring your­self and your pic­tures to 2Roxbor­ough Road, Grafton for the free 12:30p.m. scrap­book­ing class, and the se­nior cen­ter will pro­vide the fun and all needed ma­te­ri­als to make your pic­tures look fab­u­lous. Come early and en­joy noon lunch for a sug­gested do­na­tion of $3. To make lunch reser­va­tions, or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-2793413.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Crib­bage 9a.m., Yoga 10:30a.m., Cards. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561for more in­for­ma­tion.

HOPE 7BOARD MEET­ING: Hope 7Com­mu­nity Cen­ter’s An­nual Open Board Meet­ing takes place on Oc­to­ber 15 at 6p.m. at 596Pawl­ing Ave in Troy. Ev­ery­one is in­vited and en­cour­aged to at­tend in order to bet­ter un­der­stand how Hope 7op­er­ates and what lies ahead for the fu­ture. Your ideas and sug­ges­tions would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated and this a great op­por­tu­nity for you to learn how you might help us to con­tinue our work and grow to meet the needs of our com­mu­nity.

MA­SONS: The Mount Zion Ma­sonic Lodge #311F.& A.M. will meet on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15, at 7:30p.m. at the Troy Ma­sonic Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 39Brunswick Road. The theme for the evening is “Brother Bring a Friend,” with a so­cial hour at 5:30 p.m. and a din­ner at 6:30 p.m. Re­fresh­ments will fol­low the meet­ing. Make din­ner reser­va­tions to Ju­nior War­den Gabe Jaquish. WIL­LIAMS COL­LEGE CON­CERT: The Wil­liams Col­lege De­part­ment of Mu­sic presents mezzo-so­prano Au­gusta Caso in a con­cert of oper­atic pieces in col­lab­o­ra­tion with pi­anist Dmitry Glivin­skiy. Her per­for­mance on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15is at 8p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Bern­hard Mu­sic Cen­ter, on the Wil­liams Col­lege cam­pus. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall is lo­cated at 54Chapin Hall Drive in Bern­hard Mu­sic Cen­ter on the Wil­liams Col­lege cam­pus. See www.wil­liams.edu/home/cam­pusmap/.

Tues­day, Oct. 16 AL­BANY PO­ETS: Al­bany Po­ets is back at The Low Beat, 335Cen­tral Av­enue, Al­bany with the Brass Tacks open mic for po­etry with fea­tured poet Mu­gabi Byenkya on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 16. Signup starts at 7p.m. with read­ings po­etry and spo­ken word kick­ing off at 7:30p.m. Visit al­bany­po­ets.com for more in­for­ma­tion. AL­BANY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Ac­tivist and ed­u­ca­tor Tom El­lis re­views David Pil­grim’s book, “Wa­ter­mel­ons, Nooses and Straight Ra­zors: Sto­ries from the Jim Crow Mu­seum.” 12:15p.m., 161Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, Al­bany. Call 518-427-4300 for more in­for­ma­tion. BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Tai Chi for Health, 4p.m. This weekly class ex­plores the Tai Chi for En­ergy form. No ex­pe­ri­ence needed; all ages and abil­i­ties wel­come. Wear loose, com­fort­able clothes. 451 Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. BRAIN FOOD FOR THE CU­RI­OUS: New York State Mu­seum his­to­ri­ans and sci­en­tists share their knowl­edge and re­search in a se­ries of lunchtime talks this fall and win­ter. “Brain Food for the Cu­ri­ous” is held se­lect on Tues­days in Oc­to­ber through March, from 12:10p.m. – 12:40p.m., in the Hux­ley Theater. On Oc­to­ber 16, join His­tory Tech­ni­cian Kara Cham­bers as she cov­ers ma­jor mile­stones in the his­tory of the State Mu­seum. Each pro­gram in­cludes a 20-minute talk fol­lowed by a ques­tion-and-an­swer pe­riod. At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to bring their lunch. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about pro­grams and events can be ob­tained by call­ing 518474-5877or vis­it­ing www. nysm.nysed.gov. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Tots Class, 10:30a.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

CHENEY LI­BRARY: Knit­ting Club, 9:30a.m. Chil­dren’s Story Hour, 10 a.m. – 11a.m. Quilt­ing Club, 7p.m. Oc­to­ber Raf­fle Draw­ing. 73Clas­sic Street, Hoosick Falls. Visit www. ch­eneyli­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. COM­MU­NITY COF­FEE HOUR: Stephen­town Me­mo­rial Li­brary would like to in­vite all Stephen­town (and sur­round­ing ar­eas) se­nior cit­i­zens to the Se­nior Cof­fee Hour ev­ery Tues­day at 1 p.m. This is a time to gather with friends, en­joy some cof­fee and baked goods and par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties pre­sented by Li­brary staff mem­ber Maria Spear. Stephen­town Me­mo­rial Li­brary is lo­cated at 472NY-43in Stephen­town.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Card party day, 10a.m. Van trans­porta­tion avail­able for lo­cal er­rands. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561for more in­for­ma­tion.

NORTH GREENBUSH PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Tues­days at 11a.m. are spe­cial times at the li­brary as Story Time with Mrs. Greene opens new hori­zons for the lit­tlest pa­trons while teach­ing them the joy of read­ing. The sub­ject for Oc­to­ber16 is “Com­mu­nity Helpers .” Story Time is held at the li­brary at 141Main Av­enue in Wy­nantskill. POESTENKILL SE­NIORS: Weekly meet­ings ev­ery Tues­day at 1p.m. at the Sul­li­van-Jones post in Poestenkill. All se­niors

are wel­come. Cof­fee and re­fresh­ments are served af­ter the meet­ing, fol­low­ing by Bingo and cards. The hall is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble with suf­fi­cient park­ing. The Poestenkill Se­niors have catered lunches, pizza, clam­steams, fish fries and lun­cheons at var­i­ous restaurants, in­for­ma­tional talks on se­nior safety and bus trips to casi­nos, the­aters and other points of in­ter­est. Dues are $15a year. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Pre-K Sto­ry­time, 11a.m. Com­puter Help, 1p.m. to 3p.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 PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Meet Jen­nifer Sowle, Clin­i­cally Cer­ti­fied Aro­mather­a­pist and Li­censed Mas­sage Ther­a­pist as she teaches you about es­sen­tial oils and car­rier oils and guides you through a Make Your Own Roller­ball class. She will dis­cuss briefly the ben­e­fits of es­sen­tial oils, how they work, how to prop­erly and safely di­lute them for top­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tion, and which es­sen­tial oils help with cer­tain ail­ments. 6p.m., 100Se­cond Street, Troy. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. Ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, call the li­brary at 518-274-7071or on­line atwww.thetroyli­brary.org. TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: 9 a.m.,Knit­ting and Cro­chet­ing. 10a.m., Movie & Munch fea­tur­ing “Grumpier Old Men” with cider donuts and bev­er­ages pro­vided by United Health Care. 10:30a.m., Health & Well­ness ac­tiv­i­ties. Arts 4Vets meets ev­ery Tues­day at 10:30a.m. Call 270-5349to make a noon lunch reser­va­tion, or 2705348for more in­for­ma­tion. TUES­DAY NIGHT LIVE PO­ETS’ COR­NER: Po­ets and writ­ers of all ages are in­vited to share orig­i­nal ma­te­rial in po­etry or short story form. Hosted by David DeVries. 6:30p.m., Wil­liam K. Sand­ford Town Li­brary, 629 Al­bany Shaker Road, Al­bany. Call 518-810-0314or visit colonieli­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

TUES­DAYS AT NOON CON­CERT: In an in­ti­mate lec­tur­erecital, vi­o­lin­ist Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz and pi­anist Max Ca­plan will ex­plore four con­cert vi­o­lin­ists who worked and lived dur­ing World War

I - Fritz Kreisler, David Hochstein, Sa­muel Gard­ner, and Jac­ques Thibaud. Schwartz will dis­cuss their lives and re­sponse to this dev­as­tat­ing war, as well as per­form some of the sig­na­ture reper­toire that they played dur­ing the time. The 45-minute open­ing con­cert of the 2018-19 sea­son takes place at St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal Church, 58 Third Street, Troy. Ad­mis­sion is free; con­tri­bu­tions are grate­fully ac­cepted. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 17 AL­BANY PO­ETS: The Al­bany Po­ets Presents se­ries of po­etry, spo­ken word, and con­ver­sa­tion con­cludes on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 17at Res­tau­rant Navona, 289New Scot­land Av­enue, with lo­cal poet, per­former, host, and Al­bany Po­ets pres­i­dent Thom Francis, start­ing at 7p.m. Mary Panza takes over host­ing du­ties. Visit al­bany­po­ets.com for more in­for­ma­tion. BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Skype a Sci­en­tist: video chat with Dr. Re­bekah Rogers about wooly mam­moths, be­ing a sci­en­tist, and more, 4p.m. – 4:45p.m. For grades K-5. Sign up on­line at beth­le­hempub­li­cli­brary.org or call 518-439-9314. 451 Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Se­nior Bridge Club, 1p.m. - 3p.m. Kids’ STEAM Class, 3:30p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6p.m. 4118 State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www. brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

FLU CLINIC: The Rens­se­laer County Health De­part­ment holds its an­nual Flu Shot Clinic on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 17, from 10:30a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Everett Wagar Se­nior Cen­ter, 2Roxbor­ough Road, Grafton. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Con­sider stay­ing for a noon lunch for a sug­gested do­na­tion of $3. For more in­for­ma­tion or to place your name on the list, please call the cen­ter at 518-279-3413. HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Bone Builders, 10:30a.m.; Ex­er­cise class 1 p.m. Mo­tor ve­hi­cle avail­able 10 a.m. - 2p.m. Cards. Van to Lib­erty Ridge. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-6867561for more in­for­ma­tion.

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