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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.

BUD­GET­ING BA­SICS:

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.

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