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, 11 a.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., 100 Second 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 518-2747071or 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. 10:30 a.m., Health & Wellness activities. Arts 4Vets meets every Tuesday at 10:30a.m. Call 270-5349to make a noon lunch reservation, or 270-5348for 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, 629Albany Shaker Road, Albany. Call 518-810-0314 or visit colonielibrary.org for more information. TUESDAYS AT NOON CONCERT: In an intimate lecture-recital, 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 2018-19season takes place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 58Third 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, 289 New 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. – 4:45 p.m. For grades K-5. Sign up online at bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 518-4399314. 451Delaware Avenue, Delmar. BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1p.m. - 3p.m. Kids’ STEAM Class, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. Adult Yoga, 6p.m. 4118State 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. – 11:30a.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.
HEALTHY YOU, HEALTHY PLANET: For anyone feeling powerless and uncertain about our planet’s future, author, researcher, and former UAlbany Professor Maia Boswell-Penc has a message of hope and empowerment, stressing self-care and environmental justice in the face of a changing climate. Her 6p.m. talk at the Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, will cover the ways that you as an individual can have a positive impact on the climate. This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bone Builders, 10:30a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10a.m. - 2p.m. Cards. Van to Liberty Ridge. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561for more information.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Every Wednesday from 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. is Tech Advice Night at the Menands Public Library. Can’t figure out how to set up your new phone? Want to know what’s up with your data plan? Don’t know how to get pictures onto your computer? The library’s resident digital native, Ted, can help. Appointments aren’t necessary, but they are recommended. The Menands Public Library is located at 4N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-4634035.
MINDFUL PRACTICES GROUP: All (including Beginners) are welcome; meditation instruction is available. The meeting format includes walking and sitting meditation, dharma presentation, and sharing dharma-related experiences. Wednesdays 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m., RPI’s Newman Center Hospitality House—4 Sherry Road, Troy, about 30yards south of the RPI Chapel Center (near the intersection of Burdett and Peoples Avenues). Call 518271-6949or 518-273-1851 for more information. NETSQUARED MEETUP: “Social Media Ethics for Non-Profits” with Sean Erreger. Noon – 1p.m., 1 United Way, Albany. Tickets are free but seating is limited. Please pre-register at https://www.meetup.com/ NetSquared-Tech-Valley/ events/249597977/. SUSAN JACOBY: Susan Jacoby, independent scholar, speaker, and author, will lecture at Williams College about “Living Reason: A Citizen’s Duty in America’s New Age of Unreason.” This event will be held on Wednesday, October 17at 7:30p.m. in the ‘62Center for Theatre and Dance. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow. For building locations on the Williams campus in Williamstown MA, call the office of communications at 413-597-4277or visit www. williams.edu/map.
THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22Bridge Street, Route 40to Route 67East (look for the new sign at the corner) is open 9a.m. - noon Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month with housewares, decorative items, linens, toys, over 1,000books, shoes, jewelry and lots of clothing. Fall and winter clothing are now available. WILLIAMS COLLEGE: Professor Melinda Wagner of the Juilliard School of Music lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 17at 4:15p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Bernhard Music Center, on the Williams College campus. Her talk is followed by a performance of one of her recent pieces, “My Tioga,” performed by Cassatt String Quartet, who recently premiered the work. This lecture is sponsored by the Class of 1960Scholars Fund and is free and open to the public. The Bernhard Music Center is located at 54Chapin Hall Drive on the Williams campus in Williamstown MA. See www. williams.edu/home/campusmap.
Thursday, Oct. 18 ALBANY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY: The Albany County Airport Authority will hold an Finance Committee meeting on Thursday, October 18, at 11 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Main Terminal at Albany International Airport. A Special Meeting of the Albany County Airport Authority will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room.
ALBANY PINE BUSH: As part of the Science Lecture Series, Jeff Corbin, PhD, will reveal new details of the prevalence of crusts at the Albany Pine Bush and 10 other inland sand barrens in the northeast. These crusts are similar in composition to the dryland crusts, but also differ in ways that are not well-understood. Refreshments at 6:30p.m. precede the 7p.m. lecture at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195New Karner Road, Albany. The lecture is free, but reservations are required for all attendees (regardless of age). Make reservations by calling 518456-0655or visit www. AlbanyPineBush.org/events. AMERICAN ITALIAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: The cultural presentation at this month’s business meeting is “Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting.” Writers and editor Patricia A. Nugent will read from the anthology of that name about their Italian immigrant foremothers. Please bring dessert for the reception that follows. The meeting and presentation are free and open to the public. 7p.m. – 9p.m., 1227 Central Avenue, Albany. Call 518-435-1979, email info@ americanitalianmuseum. org or visit www.americanitalianmuseum.org for more information.
BLACK HOLES: Marek Demianski, visiting professor of astronomy at Williams College, will present “Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe” for the college’s autumn Sigma Xi lecture on Thursday, October 18, at 4:15p.m. in Thompson Chemistry’s Wege Auditorium on the Williams campus in Williamstown MA. There will be a second, more technical, talk on the subject Friday, Oct. 19, at 4:15p.m. in Wege Auditorium. Both talks are free and open to the public. BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30a.m. 4118State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
The benefits of developing a personal spending plan, how to track income and expenses and strategies for record keeping will be covered through a case study approach. Specific steps for developing your own spending plan will be reviewed. The 50-30-20 rule for determining fixed expenses, flexible spending and financial goals will be applied in this session. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30p.m., SEFCU Atrium – 700Patroon Creek Boulevard, Albany. Registration is required; visit www. sefcu.com/financialeducation to reserve your spot. CHICKEN BBQ: Chicken BBQ with all the fixins. Eat-in or Take-Out for $10 per person. 3p.m. – 7p.m., Cohoes Waterford Elks, 45 N. Mohawk Street, Cohoes. Call 518-235-3222for more information.
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 518-235-3851. FORT PLAIN LECTURE SERIES: Bruce M. Venter’s “Kill Jeff Davis: The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864” offers a fresh look at the failed controversial Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond, VA and mines newly discovered documents and little-known sources to provide definitive answers. Venter will be signing books after his talk. 7p.m., Fort Plain Museum, 389Canal Street, Fort Plain. Suggested donation $5. Light refreshments will be served.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Eat Smart Ideas, 11a.m. Bingo, 12:45p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-6867561to reserve noon dinner or for more information. MASONS: The Apollo-King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge #13F.& A.M. will meet on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30p.m. at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Road. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.
PEEBLES ISLAND: On October 18, at 5:30p.m. at the Peebles Island Visitor Center, Emma Antolos, Invasive Species Education and Outreach Coordinator, NYS D EnCon, will present a program on non-native species (also known as invasive species), one of the greatest threats to New York State’s biodiversity. Sponsored by the Friends of Peebles Island State Park, this program is free and open to the public. At 6:30p.m., Brookside Nursery manager Stacy Simmons gives a presentation on perennial gardening. Check out https://sites. google.com/view/friendsofpeeblesisland/home and the Friends’ Facebook pages for updates.
RENSSELAER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION: The Rensselaer County Bar Association honors longtime Troy attorneys Elliott F. Marinstein and Donald J. Shanley with this year’s Jones Award at a Thursday, October 18dinner at Franklin Plaza in Troy. The event is open to the public. All proceeds from this event will support the ongoing restoration and preservation of the photos and canvass portraits removed from the Rensselaer County Courthouse when its renovation began in 1998. For more information, call 518-2701222.
RENSSELAER EAGLES: The Rensselaer Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4446will meet on Thursday, October 4, at 6:30p.m. at their rooms, 851Broadway, Rensselaer. RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Teen Anime Club for ages 13-18, 4p.m. - 6 p.m. Computer Help, 5:30 p.m. to 7p.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, http://www. facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.
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 518-393-9343to 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 5for the Schenectady Day Nursery.