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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.