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SCRTA LUN­CHEON: The Sch­enec­tady County Re­tired Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (SCRTA) au­tumn lun­cheon takes place on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, at the Turf Tav­ern, 40Mo­hawk Av­enue, Sco­tia. Guest speaker Christina Beau­chemin is a mo­ti­va­tional speaker and the au­thor of “Let My Legacy Be Love.” So­cial time starts at 11:30a. m.; the lun­cheon pro­gram be­gins at noon. The cost is $24with four menu se­lec­tions. Call 518-393- 9343 to make reser­va­tions by Oc­to­ber 11. Mem­bers are asked to bring do­na­tions of baby food, crib sheets and blan­kets, toys or out­er­ware for chil­dren up to age 5 for the Sch­enec­tady Day Nurs­ery.

HOP­KINS FOR­EST DEER HUNT­ING: Hop­kins Memo­rial For­est in Wil­liamstown MA will be open to deer hunt­ing by spe­cial per­mit dur­ing the 12- day shot­gun sea­son this fall. The 2018Mas­sachusetts deer shot­gun sea­son runs from Novem­ber 26 to De­cem­ber 18, ex­clud­ing Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2. A lim­ited num­ber of com­pli­men­tary per­mits will be is­sued to hunters from lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. Ap­pli­ca­tions can be sub­mit­ted on line ( https://hmf.wil­liams.edu/pub­lic/deer- hunt­ing/) or ob­tained from the Cen­ter for En­vi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies. Re­gard­less of how they are sub­mit­ted, ap­pli­ca­tions are due back to the Cen­ter by Oc­to­ber 27. They will be eval­u­ated on a first- come, first served ba­sis and per­mits will be is­sued to se­lected hunters by mid-Novem­ber. Hunters may ob­tain a no-fee per­mit ap­pli­ca­tion by con­tact­ing the Cen­ter for En­vi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies, 55 Mis­sion Park Drive, Wil­liamstown, MA 01267, call­ing 413597-2346, or e- mail­ing dlewis@ wil­liams. edu.

LANS­ING­BURGH HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY: The Lans­ing­burgh His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety hosts Ver­non Ben­jamin, Siena Col­lege alum­nus and au­thor of a two vol­ume his­tory of the Hud­son Val­ley, at their hol­i­day buf­fet on Thurs­day, Novem­ber. 8at 5:30p. m. at Van Schaick Coun­try Club, 201 Con­ti­nen­tal Ave, Co­hoes. En­joy the talk, buf­fet and a raf­fle ticket for the carv­ing “Moby Dark” for $38per per­son. Please mail pay­ment to Lans­ing­burgh His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, P.O. Box 219 Troy, NY 12182- 0219. Pay­ment for reser­va­tions must be re­ceived by Oc­to­ber 30. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call John and Mary Ellen Ward at 518- 8854295.

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, we will have hands- on ac­tiv­i­ties in­doors in­stead. The ob­ser­va­tory will be open from 1 p. 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 ($12 Adult, $10 Se­nior, $8Child) at miSci, the Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, 15 Nott Ter­race Heights, Sch­enec­tady.

UN­DER­STAND­ING SHAKE­SPEARE: The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary’s next Un­der­stand­ing Shake­speare work­shop, meet­ing on Thurs­days from Oc­to­ber 25– Novem­ber 29 (ex­cept­ing Thanks­giv­ing) cov­ers the his­tory play “Richard III,” one act at a time. Tom Bul­ger, Shake­speare scholar and re­tired Siena Col­lege pro­fes­sor, will help par­tic­i­pants put the play in a va­ri­ety of con­texts, in­clud­ing its re­la­tion­ship to the play­wright’s other works and to the mod­ern ex­is­ten­tial world. Copies of the play will be avail­able at the cir­cu­la­tion desk. This free pro­gram meets from 6:30 p. m. – 7:30p. m. at the Main branch, 100Se­cond Street, Troy. Reg­is­tra­tion is nec­es­sary. For more in­for­ma­tion and to regis­ter, call 518-274-7071 or go on­line to www.thetroyli­brary. org.

HAND IL­LUS­TRATED MAP MAK­ING: The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary is of­fer­ing a Hand Il­lus­trated Map Mak­ing work­shop with artist Sarah Gabler of Sarah Jane Art on Sun­days from Oc­to­ber 28 through Novem­ber 11 from 1 p. m. – 2:30p. m. at the Main branch, 100Se­cond Street. Par­tic­i­pants will cre­ate their own per­sonal maps of New York State. No ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired, but par­tic­i­pants must be 16 years of age or older. To regis­ter for this free work­shop, call the li­brary at 518-274-7071 or go to www.thetroyli­brary. org.

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

RE­RUN FARM TOUR: The Na­tional Mu­seum of Rac­ing and Hall of Fame will present a spe­cial tour of Re­Run Farm at 236A Wa­ters Road, East Greenbush, an in­dis­utry leader in the re­hom­ing of thor­ough­breds af­ter their rac­ing ca­reers, on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27, at 11 a. m. The two- hour tour in­cludes lunch and snacks as vis­i­tors get to meet many of the Re­Run’s thor­ough­breds and learn about Re­Run’s mis­sion, pro­gram­ming and fa­cil­i­ties. Trans­porta­tion is not pro­vided. The tour costs $15 for Mu­seum mem­bers and $20for non­mem­bers, with pro­ceeds split be­tween Re­Run and the Mu­seum. All tour par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a free pass to visit the Mu­seum in Saratoga Springs at their con­ve­nience. Reser­va­tions are re­quired due to lim­ited tour space. To RSVP, please call 5185840400ext. 118 or email kwheaton@rac­ing­mu­seum.net. For more in­for­ma­tion on Re­Run, visit www.re­runotb.com.

HIICAP: Do you have ques­tions on Medi­care, EPIC or your pre­scrip­tion drug cov­er­age? Not happy with your present cov­er­age? Open en­roll­ment runs from Oc­to­ber 15 – De­cem­ber 7 and the Health In­sur­ance In­for­ma­tion Coun­cil As­sis­tance Pro­gram (HIICAP) can help. If you can’t af­ford your Medi­care Part B pre­mium you may be el­i­gi­ble for as­sis­tance. The Medi­care Sav­ings Pro­gram is avail­able to qual­i­fy­ing se­niors. You can make an ap­point­ment to speak to a HIICAP rep­re­sen­ta­tive pri­vately at the Ev­erett Wa­gar Se­nior Cen­ter, 2Roxbor­ough Road, Grafton. All Rens­se­laer County se­niors 60years of age and older are wel­come. To make an ap­point­ment con­tact the se­nior cen­ter at 518-279-3413 or the Rens­se­laer County Depart­ment of Ag­ing at 518270-2730.

ROAST PORK DIN­NER: Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580Cen­tral Av­enue, Colonie, will hold a ‘ Roast Pork Din­ner’ {all you can eat ex­cept for dessert} on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3, from 4p. m. to 6 p. m. The menu will in­clude roast pork, sauer­kraut, mashed pota­toes, gravy, veg­etable, pie and bev­er­age. Adults $11, Chil­dren 5-12 $5, un­der 5 free. For reser­va­tions call 518248- 9934by Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 30.

BIB­LI­CAL HIS­TORY OF IS­RAEL: Through a se­ries of video lec­tures from The Great Cour­ses by Pro­fes­sor Jodi Mag­ness and Pro­fes­sor Cyn­thia R. Chap­man, fol­lowed by dis­cus­sion, this se­ries of classes will add new di­men­sions to your un­der­stand­ing of the mil­len­ni­a­long nar­ra­tive of the birth­place of Ju­daism and Chris­tian­ity. All classes will take place from 7 p. m. – 8:30p.m. at Con­gre­ga­tion Gates of Heaven, 852 Ash­more Av­enue, Sch­enec­tady on ev­ery other Thurs­day start­ing Oc­to­ber 11. The se­ries is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact tem­ple di­rec­tor of con­gre­ga­tional Jewish liv­ing Arnold Roten­berg at 518-374- 8173, or email aroten­berg@cgoh.org.

ALL AROUND ABRA­HAM: Con­gre­ga­tion Gates of Heaven’s new Wed­nes­day adult ed­u­ca­tion course, “All Around Abra­ham,” be­gins Oc­to­ber 17 from 7 p. m – 8p. m. with Brian Haak. Classes will be held on Oc­to­ber 17 and 31, Novem­ber 7 and 14, and De­cem­ber 5and 19 at 852 Ash­more Av­enue, Sch­enec­tady. The course is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact tem­ple di­rec­tor of con­gre­ga­tional Jewish liv­ing Arnold Roten­berg at 518-374- 8173, or email aroten­berg@cgoh.org.

FALL ROUNDUP GRAZIER MEET­ING: Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion of Al­bany and Ul­ster Coun­ties are pleased to an­nounce the 1st An­nual Fall Roundup Grazier Meet­ing, pre­sented by CCE Ed­u­ca­tors Ja­son Det­zel and Aaron Gabriel. This meet­ing will ad­dress how to re­duce pro­duc­tion costs by ex­tend­ing the graz­ing sea­son for live­stock into the win­ter. Fall Roundup will be held Thurs­day, Novem­ber 1, from 1 p. m. – 4p. m. at Di­a­mond Hills Farm, 80 An­gus Lane, Hud­son. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and a fee of $10 per per­son is re­quested by Oc­to­ber 30. Please regis­ter on­line at https:// tinyurl. com/ Fal­lRoundup, or send checks to: Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Al­bany County, Fall Roundup/CAAHP Pro­gram, 24Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186. For pro­gram ques­tions, con­tact Aaron Gabriel at 518-380-1496 or adg12@ cor­nell. edu, or Ja­son Det­zel at 518-567- 4506 or jbd222@cor­nell.edu.

SE­NIOR CEN­TER FALL GALA: This year’s Troy Se­nior Cen­ter Fall Gala is all set for Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, from 4p. m. – 8p. m. at the Franklin Ter­race, on Camp­bell Av­enue. En­ter­tain­ment by Ron Cremi­sio & Friends, In­stal­la­tion of Cen­ter’s of­fi­cers, Door Prizes, 50⁄50, & much, much more. For reser­va­tions, please call the Troy Se­nior Cen­ter at 518- 270-5348by Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

SCH­ENEC­TADY CIVIC PLAY­ERS: “The Mad­woman of Chail­lot” by Jean Gi­rau­doux and di­rected by Chris Howard. Oc­to­ber 12, 13, 14 and 17 thru 21. Fri­days and Satur­days at 8 p.m., Wed­nes­day & Thurs­day at 7:30 p. m., Sun­days at 2:30p. m. Sch­enec­tady Civic Play­ers, 12 S. Church St., Sch­enec­tady. Tick­ets $20. Call 518-382-2081 or visit www.civic­play­ers.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

BEEF QUAL­ITY AS­SUR­ANCE TRAIN­ING: Beef Qual­ity As­sur­ance (BQA) is a na­tional pro­gram that pro­vides train­ing to beef cat­tle pro­duc­ers in food safety, proper cat­tle han­dling tech­niques, han­dling of an­i­mal health prod­ucts, in­jec­tion sites, and record keep­ing. Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion and The New York Beef Pro­duc­ers As­so­ci­a­tion will be hold­ing a BQA train­ing on Oc­to­ber 17 from 5 p. m. – 8p. m. at CN Tom­mell Cat­tle Co, 142 Rock Road, Berne, be­gin­ning with a light din­ner and reg­is­tra­tion. $15 per per­son or $25 per farm. To regis­ter, please send a check payable to CCE Al­bany County and mail to CCE Al­bany County, Attn: Tom Gal­lagher, 24Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186. For ques­tions, please call Tom Gal­lagher at 518-577- 0958 or email tjg3@cor­nell.edu. Reg­is­tra­tion is due by Oc­to­ber 15.

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, 470 Win­ter Street Ex­ten­sion, North Greenbush. The pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. Re­fresh­ments will fol­low. Please RSVP by Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10 by call­ing 518-283-1372, or text 518-505- 6966. POT­TERY WORK­SHOP: Lo­cal pot­ter Bianca Dupuis will con­duct a two-part Hand-Build­ing Pot­tery Work­shop on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 17, and Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 24, from 5:30 p. m. – 7:15 p. m. at the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary’s Lans­ing­burgh Branch, 27 114th Street. The first ses­sion will con­sist of hand- build­ing clay ob­jects for dec­o­ra­tive use (vase, plates, etc.). In the sec­ond ses­sion you’ll fin­ish your sur­face by dec­o­rat­ing with col­or­ful un­der- glazes. You must at­tend both classes to com­plete the project. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. Please make reser­va­tions by call­ing the li­brary at 518-2355310or on­line at www.thetroyli­brary.org.

DOODLES & WA­TER­COL­ORS: On Tues­days at 5:30 p. m. from Oc­to­ber 9-20, artist Joy Ting will lead a Doodles and Wa­ter­color Work­shop at the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary’s Main branch at 100Se­cond Street. In this four- part work­shop, par­tic­i­pants will learn doo­dle and ba­sic wa­ter­color tech­niques. We will be cre­at­ing col­or­ful and ex­pres­sive back­grounds us­ing wa­ter­color washes. Stu­dents will layer dif­fer­ent types of doodles/ draw­ings on the col­or­ful pieces. No ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion and to regis­ter call the li­brary at 235-5310or on­line at www.thetroyli­brary. org.

AU­TUMN AF­FAIR: On Novem­ber 4, the Friends of the Co­hoes Pub­lic Li­brary will be host­ing the 29th An­nual Au­tumn Af­fair at the Ukrainian-Amer­i­can Club at 1 Pu­laski Street, Co­hoes. This year’s guest speaker is Eleanor Kuhns, au­thor of the Will Rees se­ries that takes place in the late 1700’s in New Eng­land. The Au­tumn Af­fair is one of two ma­jor fund rais­ers for the Friends and all pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the li­brary. Reser­va­tions are open and avail­able at the Li­brary. The event be­gins at noon with a so­cial hour. Reser­va­tions are $28. The event is open to all.

GHOSTS OF AL­BANY: Ghosts of Al­bany has re­turned for its sixth sea­son of haunt­ing in down­town Al­bany from Septem­ber 14 to Novem­ber 3. 90- minute walk­ing tours in down­town Al­bany re­count his­tor­i­cally- based folk­lore of ghost and su­per­nat­u­ral sto­ries of the many spir­its still haunt­ing the Cap­i­tal Dis­trict. Each tour starts in front of the Hilton Al­bany, 40 Lodge Street, and makes a gen­tle walk of less than a mile around the New York State Capi­tol Build­ing. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit www. ghost­so­fal­bany.com, tele­phone 718- 591- 4741 or email dr­phil@ny­cwalks.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Val­ley Falls United Methodist Church is seek­ing artists to ex­hibit their work in the 3rd An­nual Fine Art Show on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10. Visit www.val­ley­fall­sunit­ed­methodist.com or email the show com­mit­tee at vfumfin­earts@gmail.com, or con­tact Jo­ce­lyn Cole at 518-753-2035, for an ap­pli­ca­tion form, show rules and in­for­ma­tion. The ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line is Oc­to­ber 20.

SE­NIOR CEN­TER FALL GALA: Rens­se­laer County’s Troy Area Se­nior Cen­ter, 19 Third Street, holds its an­nual Fall Gala at the Franklin Ter­race Ball­room, 126 Camp­bell Av­enue, on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, from 4p. m. – 6 p. m. This evening in­cludes your choice of Bone­less Chicken Breast with Stuff­ing, Salmon or Pork Loin. There will be hors d’oeu­vres prior to din­ner and en­ter­tain­ment by the Ron Cremi­sio and Friends Band. Sign up early; to make reser­va­tions, or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the se­nior cen­ter at 518-270-5348. This event is spon­sored by MVP Health Care, CDPHP and Bob DeMeo’s Dis­count Wine & Liquor.

STRENGTH­EN­ING FAM­I­LIES: Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Al­bany County of­fers a five- week Strength­en­ing Fam­i­lies Pro­gram for youth in grades 4– 6 and their par­ents/care­givers. The se­ries runs on Wed­nes­days from Septem­ber 26 through Oc­to­ber 24from 5:30p. m. – 7:30p. m. at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy ( TOAST), 94Delaware Av­enue, Al­bany. Dur­ing each ses­sion, par­ents/care­givers and their youth will learn ways to build on ex­ist­ing strengths, im­prove com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, and have fun to­gether as a fam­ily. Din­ner is pro­vided each week and child­care is avail­able for younger sib­lings. Bus passes are also avail­able for trans­porta­tion as­sis­tance. Ad­vanced Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired by con­tact­ing Maria at 518-765-3559 or mkd59@ cor­nell. edu.

HYDE HALL GHOST TOURS: Hyde Hall Can­dle­light Ghost Tours fea­ture many of the places in the man­sion where ghostly man­i­fes­ta­tions have been re­ported over 150years, in­clud­ing those iden­ti­fied by Ghosthunters in their Hal­loween 2013 Spe­cial. Tours will be held ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day in Oc­to­ber and also on Oc­to­ber 28at 6 p. m., 6:30 p. m., 7 p. m. and 7:30p. m. $20per per­son. Reser­va­tions are re­quired and tick­ets may be pur­chased on­line. at Hy­deHall.org. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 607-547-5098 Ext 6 or info@hy­dehall.org, Ex­tended pe­ri­ods of walk­ing and climb­ing stairs is re­quired on this tour. It is not hand­i­cap ac­ces­si­ble or ap­pro­pri­ate for those who have dif­fi­culty walk­ing. Hyde Hall is lo­cated at 267 Glim­mer­glass State Park Road, Coop­er­stown.

GUIDED MED­I­TA­TION CLASSES: The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary will of­fer Guided Med­i­ta­tion Classes led by Michael Fuselli on Tues­days, Septem­ber 25– Novem­ber 27 from 5 p. m. – 6 p. m. Learn a sur­pris­ingly sim­ple yet pow­er­ful prac­tice that can help your re­duce stress, get recharged, ex­pe­ri­ence over­all im­proved phys­i­cal health and pos­si­bly get you “blissed- out” all while sit­ting com­fort­ably in a chair. Be­gin­ners al­ways wel­come. Reg­is­tra­tion is en­cour­aged, but not nec­es­sary. his pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. To regis­ter call 518-274-7071 or on­line at www.thetroyli­brary.org The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 100 Sec­ond Street, Troy.

FOR FREE­DOMS: A se­lec­tion of signs cre­ated for “For Free­doms: 50 State Ini­tia­tive” high­light­ing par­tic­i­pat­ing artists’ def­i­ni­tions of free­doms is on ex­hibit in the Learn­ing Com­mons of Schaf­fer Li­brary on the Union Col­lege cam­pus through March 21, 2019. For more in­for­ma­tion about For Free­doms please visit https://www.for­free­doms.org/.

STEPHEN LANG: The New York State Ar­chives Part­ner­ship Trust will award Stephen Lang, an award­win­ning stage and film ac­tor and his­tory en­thu­si­ast, the 2018Em­pire State Ar­chives and His­tory Award on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 25 at 7 p. m. at Chan­cel­lors Hall in the State Ed­u­ca­tion Build­ing, 89Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, Al­bany. Tick­ets are $25 ($15 for vet­er­ans

and stu­dents) and can be pur­chased by phone at 518- 486- 9349 or on­line at www.nysarchivestrust.org.

BIRD SEED FUNDRAISER: The Delaware- Ot­sego Audubon So­ci­ety will be ac­cept­ing bird seed pre­orders over the next two months to raise funds re­quired to sup­port pro­gram­ming through­out the re­gion in 2018-19. Or­ders are placed by mail- in form or by on­line pur­chase at http://doas.us/ 2018- bird­seed- sale/ now through Oc­to­ber 27 and then picked up by cus­tomers on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3 at VP Sup­ply Corp, 41 Coun­try Club Road, Oneonta. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Su­san O’Han­d­ley, DOAS Co-Pres­i­dent at 607- 643-5680or by email at sjo­han­d­ley@gmail.com.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Frozen As­sets, a women’s ice hockey team based in Troy, is look­ing for new play­ers and a goalie. The team has play­ers that are novice hockey play­ers (some skat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired) and oth­ers who played com­pet­i­tive hockey. The team prac­tices Sun­day evenings and com­petes reg­u­larly with other lo­cal teams at the Recre­ational and D- Lev­els. If you are look­ing to play a fun sport and meet some great peo­ple, con­tact Cath­leenBU@gmail.com. Prac­tices be­gin Septem­ber 30at Hud­son Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege ice arena.

CRAFTERS/ VEN­DORS WANTED: Out­door crafters and ven­dors wanted for “The Area’s Best Craft Show” to be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20, from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. at St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, off Pruyn Hill Road, Half­moon. The craft fair usu­ally brings in about 300vis­i­tors. There are al­ready at least 20in­door crafters, but the show is ex­pand­ing to out­door crafters, as well. Please con­tact Shan­non at high­estnbest@gmail.com or 518- 664- 9426 for more in­for­ma­tion.

WATER­FORD HIS­TOR­I­CAL MU­SEUM: The Water­ford His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum and Cul­tural Cen­ter presents “Wa­ter & War: Water­ford’s Routes And Canals Through Con­flict” through Oc­to­ber 28. This ex­hibit ex­plores the mil­i­tary his­tory of the area, with a spe­cial fo­cus on mark­ing the cen­ten­nial of the end of World War I and the cen­ten­nial of the open­ing of the Barge Canal. The mu­seum is lo­cated at 2Mu­seum Lane, Water­ford. Visit www.wa­ter­ford­mu­seum.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

AVER­ILL PARK COM­MU­NITY ORCHES­TRA: If you play a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment, the Aver­ill Park Com­mu­nity Orches­tra is look­ing for new mem­bers. The orches­tra is es­pe­cially in need of string play­ers (vi­o­lin, vi­ola, cello, string bass). APCO re­hearses at Al­go­nquin Mid­dle School in Aver­ill Park on Wed­nes­day evenings from 7 p. m. - 8:30p. m., and per­forms two con­certs a year, one in De­cem­ber and one in June. Re­hearsals start Septem­ber 12, New mem­bers will be ac­cepted through early Oc­to­ber in prepa­ra­tion for a De­cem­ber 16 per­for­mance. If you or some­one you know plays an orches­tral in­stru­ment (strings, wood­winds, brass, or per­cus­sion) and may be in­ter­ested in join­ing, please con­tact Christina Des­mond at 518- 948- 0565.

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 will be held on Fri­day and Sun­day evenings from Septem­ber 21 - Oc­to­ber 28 at 5 p. m., start­ing at the Yaddo Gar­dens park­ing lot. These tours of the Yaddo Gar­dens do not in­clude the Yaddo Man­sion. Ad­mis­sion $10 per per­son. Pri­vate do­cent led ghost tours may be ar­ranged at a date and time con­ve­nient to a group. For more info, con­tact Yaddo at 518584- 0746or www.yaddo.org.

UP­PER HUD­SON LI­BRARY EX­PE­DI­TION: Did you know that your Up­per Hud­son Li­brary card lets you bor­row vir­tu­ally any­thing from any li­brary in Al­bany and Rens­se­laer coun­ties? Be­come a “36er” by go­ing on the Up­per Hud­son Li­brary Ex­pe­di­tion, which opens the doors of ev­ery UHLS pub­lic li­brary and gives you the chance to win prizes by vis­it­ing as many Up­per Hud­son li­braries as pos­si­ble. Open to ex­plor­ers of all ages, this self- paced jour­ney takes place from Septem­ber 1 through Novem­ber 30, with a “soft launch” from Au­gust 27-31. With each visit to a dif­fer­ent li­brary, you get a stamp on your map. Prizes are earned for vis­it­ing 5, 15, 25, or all 36pub­lic li­braries and branches in the two coun­ties. Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the Ex­pe­di­tion can start their jour­ney at Cheney Li­brary in Hoosick Falls, or any pub­lic li­brary in Al­bany or Rens­se­laer County. For more de­tails visit www.uhls.org/ex­pe­di­tion.

SCI FI- FAN­TASY BOOK CLUB: The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary will run a three­month se­ries start­ing show­cas­ing sev­eral much loved books from the gen­res of sci­ence fic­tion and fan­tasy, start­ing on Septem­ber 25with Pierce Brown’s “Red Ris­ing.” Book club meet­ings will be held at the Main branch, 100Se­cond Street, on the fourth Tues­day in each month at con­ve­nient day and evening times, once from 11:30 a. m. - 12:30 p. m. and again at 6 p. m. - 7 p. m. Read­ers needn’t com­mit to a par­tic­u­lar time slot, or to read­ing all three books, but are en­cour­aged to at­tend meet­ings that suit their in­ter­ests and their sched­ule. Copies of each book will be avail­able for in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants at the check- out desk four weeks prior to each sched­uled meet­ing. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. Ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mended. For more in­for­ma­tion or to regis­ter, call the li­brary at 518274-7071 or visit www.thetroyli­brary.org.

BACK­PACKS WANTED: Catholic Char­i­ties TriCounty Ser­vices runs five school sup­ply pro­grams through­out our com­mu­ni­ties and needs * new* back­packs for el­e­men­tary and mid­dle school aged chil­dren. Do­na­tions can be dropped off at the of­fice at 50Her­rick Street in Rens­se­laer, or call Jus­tine Car­roll at 518-512-3577 x115 to ar­range a pickup of larger quan­tity do­na­tions. You, your busi­ness, church or group can ar­range a col­lec­tion of new back­packs or do­nate funds for Catholic Char­i­ties to pur­chase them. If you pre­fer to make a mone­tary do­na­tion you can do­nate on­line at https://rcda.thanky­ou4­car­ing.org/ccr­cda/cc­tri- county- ser­vices.

SELF- MAS­TERY CLASS: Through an ac­tive ex­plo­ration of the cre­ative na­ture of thoughts and feel­ings, be­liefs and emo­tions, stu­dents have an op­por­tu­nity to gain mas­tery in the art of liv­ing as con­scious, in­ten­tional be­ings in this prac­ti­cal spir­i­tu­al­ity class. Ten Tues­days, be­gin­ning Septem­ber 11, at Al­bany- Saratoga Spir­i­tual Ad­ven­tures, Wood­lawn Com­mons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs. Sug­gested do­na­tion: $20per class. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. newthought­newyork.org or call 518-366- 9918..

THEATER VOICES: Theater Voices has an­nounced its pro­gram for 2018-19, the 31st an­niver­sary sea­son of free pro­fes­sional staged read­ings. First up is “Mar­jorie Prime “by Jor­dan Har­ri­son, di­rected by Krysta Den­nis, on Oc­to­ber 12-14. Di­rected by Jacque­line Don­naruma, the sec­ond play is “Cir­cle Mir­ror Trans­for­ma­tion” by An­nie Baker on Fe­bru­ary 15-17, 2019. “The Sub­ject Was Roses” by Frank D. Gil­roy, di­rected by Brian Shel­don, runs from April 12-14. The sea­son will close out with “Cha­p­atti” by Chris­tian O’Reilly, di­rected by Pa­tri­cia Bunce, on May 17-19. All shows will be pre­sented at Steamer No. 10 Theater, 500Western Av­enue, Al­bany, with per­for­mance times of Fri­days at 8p. m.; Satur­days at 3 p. m. and 8p. m.; and Sun­days at 3 p. m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.the­ater­voices.org or look up Theater Voices on Face­book.

VEN­DORS WANTED: St. Thomas the Apos­tle School of Del­mar’s an­nual Shop ‘ Til You Drop Craft Fair will be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20, from 10 a. m. - 4p. m. There will be a large va­ri­ety of craft ven­dors, a bucket auc­tion, face paint­ing, a Scholas­tic Book Fair, bake sale, and break­fast and lunch served in the cafe­te­ria. For in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing be­com­ing a ven­dor, call Laura Giar­russo at 518- 429- 0289 or email at lau­raljg06@aol.com.

BURNT HILLS ORATORIO SO­CI­ETY: All singers are wel­come to join the Burnt Hills Oratorio So­ci­ety in re­hearsal for its Oc­to­ber 28con­cert com­mem­o­rat­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the ar­mistice that ended World War I. The “Con­cert for Peace” fea­tures Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War” and other pa­tri­otic se­lec­tions. BHOS is a com­mu­nity cho­rus that pro­duces highly artis­tic and di­verse cho­ral per­for­mances. Pop into a Tues­day re­hearsal to ex­pe­ri­ence the thrill of singing un­der the di­rec­tion of Wil­liam Jon Gray, a na­tion­ally-rec­og­nized cho­ral di­rec­tor and As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor Derek Stan­nard. The first re­hearsal is Au­gust 28at 7 p. m. at Jonesville United Methodist Church, 963 Main St, Clifton Park. The next is Septem­ber 4at 7 p. m. at the Church of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion, 400Saratoga Rd, Sco­tia. Start­ing Septem­ber 11, re­hearsals take place at 7 p. m. in the cho­ral room at BH-BL High School. To learn more, visit www. BHOS.us, call 518- 4164060or find BHOS on Face­book.

VEN­DORS WANTED: All Saints on the Hud­son, 52 Wil­liam St, Me­chan­icville, will hold their an­nual Craft Fair in the parish hall from 9a. m. - 3p. m. on Satur­day Novem­ber 17, Ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able. For in­for­ma­tion or a ven­dor ap­pli­ca­tion con­tact Carmella Hein at chein@ ny­cap. r. com or 518- 6645950.

SE­NIOR FARM­ERS MAR­KET COUPONS: Farm­ers Mar­ket Coupons are avail­able and will be dis­trib­uted at the Ev­erett Wa­gar Se­nior Cen­ter, 2Roxbor­ough Road in Grafton. Coupons will be avail­able un­til the sup­ply is de­pleted. To be el­i­gi­ble you must show proof of res­i­dency of Rens­se­laer County, be 60 years of age or older and meet in­come guide­lines. Se­niors re­ceiv­ing coupons must sign for them­selves, and have not re­ceived coupons from an­other lo­ca­tion. Only one coupon book per house­hold, no wait­ing lists or ad­vance sign up. Coupon books will be dis­trib­uted on a “first come first serve ba­sis.” For times when coupons will be avail­able please call the Ev­erett Wa­gar Se­nior Cen­ter at 518- 279-3413.

SPEIGLE EL­DERS UP­COM­ING EVENTS: The Speigle El­ders are plan­ning the fol­low­ing events for the re­main­der of the year. Oc­to­ber events in­clude an in- house Ital­ian lun­cheon; a pre­sen­ta­tion on “Rus­sell Sage - The Man” in the fall: and the an­nual Christ­mas/ Birth­day party in De­cem­ber. Mem­bers are in­vited to chair any of these events as well as sug­gest­ing ad­di­tional trips, in- house or out­side events to round out this year’s so­cial cal­en­dar.

HIS­TORIC STEPHENTOWN PHO­TOS: Photo- graphs of Stephentown from 1907 and 1908are now on dis­play at the Stephentown Post Of­fice. These scenes have been printed from glass plate neg­a­tives that were do­nated to the Stephentown His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety by the Le­banon Val­ley His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. The views in­clude the Kin­der­hook Creek and At­wa­ter Vil­lage sec­tion of Garfield. These his­toric im­ages will also be part of a Spring 2019ex­hibit of lo­cal pho­tog­ra­phy at the Stephentown Her­itage Cen­ter. Pho­tog­ra­phers should plan to take their own in­ter­est­ing views and vi­sions of Stephentown through­out the com­ing year with this ex­hibit in mind.

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES: Do you want to im­prove your English? Are you new to the United States? Lit­er­acy Vol­un­teers of Rens­se­laer County has free English Lit­er­acy Civics classes where you can im­prove your English lan­guage skills while learn­ing about life in the United States. Each class meets two times per week. Classes for be­gin­ning learn­ers meet in Al­bany. Classes for in­ter­me­di­ate learn­ers meet in Troy. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lit­er­acy Vol­un­teers of Rens­se­laer County at 518244- 4650or visit www. lvorc. org.

ERIE CANAL EX­HIBIT: “En­ter­pris­ing Wa­ters: New York’s Erie Canal” will be on dis­play through Oc­to­ber 20, 2019. The ex­hi­bi­tion hon­ors the bi­cen­ten­nial an­niver­sary of the Erie Canal’s con­struc­tion and fea­tures ar­ti­facts, im­ages, posters, and doc­u­ments from the col­lec­tions of the State Mu­seum, State Ar­chives, State Li­brary, and cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions from across the state. The first phase of the ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the cir­cum­stances lead­ing up to build­ing the canal, the con­struc­tion, and the fa­mous “wed­ding of the wa­ters” that marked the open­ing of the com­pleted canal in 1825. Lo­cated at 222Madi­son Av­enue in Al­bany, the Mu­seum is open Tues­day through Sun­day from 9:30a. m. to 5 p. m. It is closed on Thanks­giv­ing, Christ­mas, and New Year’s Day. Ad­mis­sion is free. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about pro­grams and events can be ob­tained by call­ing 518- 474-5877 or vis­it­ing the Mu­seum web­site at www.nysm.nysed.gov.

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