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A CHRIST­MAS CAROL: Scrooge fi­nally comes to Sand Lake when Sand Lake Cen­ter for the Arts presents a new adap­ta­tion of Charles Dick­ens’ “A Christ­mas Carol,” di­rected by Brian Shel­don and Me­lanie Dou­glas. Per­for­mances De­cem­ber 7-8, 13-15at 8p.m., De­cem­ber 9and 16at 2:30 p.m. at 2880NY 43, Aver­ill Park. Adults $18, un­der 18 $10. For reservations or more in­for­ma­tion visit www. slca-ctp.org or call 518674-2007.

‘PRIDE OF OUR NA­TION’ EX­HIBIT: The eighth an­nual “Pride of Our Na­tion … Pride of Our Col­lege” ex­hi­bi­tion of mil­i­tary pho­to­graphs and mem­o­ra­bilia will be on dis­play from Novem­ber 10– De­cem­ber 7in the Troy Sav­ings Bank Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion Atrium at the Marvin Li­brary on the Troy cam­pus of Hud­son Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 80 Van­den­burgh Av­enue. This year’s ex­hi­bi­tion marks the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War I with sto­ries and ar­ti­facts of that war.Li­brary hours are Mon­day-Thurs­day 7a.m. – 10p.m., Fri­day 7a.m. – 5 p.m., Satur­day 9a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sun­days and on Novem­ber 21-25. Ad­mis­sion is free.

COHOES RO­TARY CHRIST­MAS OR­NA­MENTS: The Ro­tary Club of Cohoes has is­sued col­lectable Christ­mas or­na­ments fea­tur­ing his­toric Cohoes land­marks since 2004. This year’s or­na­ment de­sign, the fourth in the slim de­sign se­ries, fea­tures the Cohoes Ar­mory. Cof­fee mugs with the Ar­mory de­sign are also avail­able for pur­chase from the Ro­tary Club and at Marra’s Phar­macy, 217Rem­sen Street. Or­na­ments are $15, mugs $8. Visit www. ro­taryclubof­co­hoes.org for more in­for­ma­tion. STRENGTH­EN­ING FAM­I­LIES: Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion of Al­bany County’s Strength­en­ing Fam­i­lies pro­gram is a fun, in­ter­ac­tive se­ries of work­shops that al­lows par­ents/care­givers to spend spe­cial time with their youth (ages 14-16) and help him/her be suc­cess­ful in teen years. 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. The se­ries runs Wed­nes­days from Novem­ber 28through De­cem­ber 12from 5:30p.m. – 8p.m. at the Parsons Child and Fam­ily Cen­ter Neil Hell­man School, 60Academy Road, Al­bany. Din­ner is pro­vided at each work­shop and each fam­ily will win a fam­ily fun gift bas­ket dur­ing the course of the se­ries. Bus passes are avail­able for trans­po­ra­tion if needed. Ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired by con­tact­ing Maria at 518-765-3559 or email­ing mkd59@cor­nell. edu.

YOUTH SNOW­MO­BILE SAFETY: On Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, the Grafton Trail Blaz­ers Snow­mo­bile Club and the NYS Of­fice of Parks, Recre­ation and His­toric Preser­va­tion will host a snow­mo­bile safety course for young peo­ple ages 10to 18, taught by NYS cer­ti­fied vol­un­teer in­struc­tor Jim Bless­ing. Stu­dents must be at least 10years old on the day of the course. The course is free of charge and lunch will be pro­vided. It will be held at the Grafton VFW/ Fire Hall on South Road from 8:15a.m. to ap­prox­i­mately 5p.m. To reg­is­ter, call the Grafton Lakes State Park of­fice at 518-279-1155 by Novem­ber 30, or e-mail El­iz­a­beth.wag­ner@parks. ny.gov with the par­ent’s name, stu­dent’s name and age, and your phone num­ber. Adults are en­cour­aged to at­tend as well; be sure to no­tify the of­fice if a par­ent is ac­com­pa­ny­ing the child. Space is lim­ited, so no walkins please.

PA­TRIOT FLIGHT FUNDRAISER: A Christ­mas Fund Raiser to ben­e­fit Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Pa­triot Flight fea­tures fun with Santa and Un­cle Sam, live en­ter­tain­ment, auc­tions and raf­fles, mil­i­tary items, art­works, hams and tur­keys, gift bas­kets and much more. Novem­ber 25, 1p.m – 3:30 p.m., Zaloga Post Amer­i­can Le­gion #1520, 4Everett Road Ext., Al­bany. Make reservations by Novem­ber 19by call­ing 518-732-2793 and leav­ing a mes­sage with the num­ber at­tend­ing. ARTS CEN­TER HOL­I­DAY SHOP: Stop by the Arts Cen­ter of the Cap­i­tal Re­gion from Novem­ber 30– De­cem­ber 23to shop in a newly re­designed and re­vi­sioned Hol­i­day Shop fea­tur­ing art in­spired by and for the hol­i­days. Pro­ceeds help fund the Arts Cen­ter’s free pro­grams. Noon – 5p.m. on Novem­ber 30– De­cem­ber 2, Dec. 7-9, 14-16and 21-23, 265River Street, Troy. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. arts­cen­teron­line.org. ANCES­TRY.COM TU­TO­RI­ALS: North Green­bush Com­mu­nity Li­brary Trustee and Town His­to­rian Jim Green­field of­fers free per­sonal tu­to­ri­als on the use of ances­try.com. Ances­try Li­brary Edi­tion, avail­able at the li­brary, pro­vides ac­cess to 7,000data­bases, de­liv­er­ing an ex­tra­or­di­nary on­line col­lec­tion of ge­neal­ogy in­for­ma­tion. To set up your in­di­vid­ual ses­sion, please call the li­brary at 518-283-0303and leave your in­for­ma­tion. Jim will call you back to sched­ule an ap­point­ment. The li­brary is lo­cated at 141Main Av­enue, Wy­nantskill.

OPER­A­TION THANK YOU: Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a pri­vately-held, fam­i­ly­op­er­ated dis­count re­tail chain with 131stores in New Eng­land, New York, and New Jersey, is pleased to of­fer its “Oper­a­tion Thank You” sav­ings pro­gram at all Ocean State Job Lot lo­ca­tions from Novem­ber 8to Novem­ber 14. All ac­tive duty, Na­tional Guard and re­serve mil­i­tary ser­vice­men and women, all Mil­i­tary Vet­er­ans, and their im­me­di­ate fam­ily mem­bers and de­pen­dents will re­ceive a 25% dis­count on most prod­ucts in the store. Those seek­ing the dis­count must present proof of ser­vice such as a VA ID Card or State is­sued Li­cense with Mil­i­tary or Vet­eran des­ig­na­tion. Some prod­uct ex­clu­sions ap­ply. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit https:// www.oceanstate­joblot.com/ oper­a­tion-thank-you. STEAMER NO. 10: Steamer No.10Theatre’s CAST pro­gram (Cre­ative Arts at Steamer Ten) presents “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” a clas­sic Nor­we­gian tale that turns the story-line of most tra­di­tional tales on its head. The show is di­rected by Steamer No.10’s Ed­u­ca­tion Di­rec­tor - Jac­que­line Don­naruma and Eleah Peal. Per­for­mances Novem­ber 2-4, 10-12, 17-18at Steamer No. 10Theatre, 500Western Av­enue, Al­bany. Show­times 7p.m. on Novem­ber 2, 3p.m. on Novem­ber 3-4,10-11and 17-18, and 10a.m. and 1p.m. on Vet­er­ans Day, Novem­ber 12. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion $15; $11with a Steamer Ten Pass. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-438-5503, email info@steam­er10the­atre. org, or visit http://www. steam­er10the­atre.org/eastof-the-sun-and-west-ofthe-moon.

TROY PROM: Tick­ets are now on sale for the Novem­ber 24“Troy Prom: A GrownUp Only Themed Dance Party” at the Takk House, 553rd Street, down­town Troy. This year’s theme is “The Great Gatsby.” Lim­ited to 200at­ten­dees, ages 21 and up. Tick­ets $80, $70 apiece for groups of six or more. Ticket price in­cludes Slid­ing Dirty snack buf­fet, open bar and three hours of live mu­sic. The fun con­tin­ues with an After­party fea­tur­ing DJ Tru­mastr at Franklin Al­ley So­cial Club from 11p.m. – 2a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. troyprom.com or https:// www.face­book.com/events/ 535936236869070/. SPEIGLE EL­DERS: Due to Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas, the Speigle El­ders will hold only one meet­ing in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber, on Novem­ber 14and De­cem­ber 12, with char­ity col­lec­tions des­ig­nated for the Sal­va­tion Army’s lo­cal toy cam­paign and Clothe-A-Child re­spec­tively. Ta­ble #3mem­bers will host an in-house Ital­ian lun­cheon at the Novem­ber 14 meet­ing. The an­nual Christ­mas/Birth­day party will take place on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11, at Party Events in the for­mer Ger­ma­nia Hall in Lans­ing­burgh. The club will not meet in Jan­uary 2019due to win­ter weather con­cerns. The first meet­ing of the new year will be held on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 13.

MILLS ON THE KILL: From the early 1800s through the mid-20th cen­tury, hun­dreds of mills op­er­ated along the banks of the Bat­tenkill. “Mills on the Kill,” an ex­hibit cu­rated by Salem deputy his­to­rian Judy Flagg and El­iz­a­beth Cockey, author of “Un­told Sto­ries of the Bat­tenkill,” will be on dis­play at The Ge­orgi on the Bat­tenkill, lo­cated at 28Adams Lane in Shushan on Novem­ber 3-4, Novem­ber 6and Novem­ber 10-11. An open­ing ex­hibit with light re­fresh­ment is planned for Satur­day, Novem­ber 3, from 2p.m – 5 p.m.

CHRIS­TIAN WOMEN’S CON­NEC­TION LUN­CHEON: The New York Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Chris­tian Women’s Con­nec­tion spon­sors a “Fol­low the Yel­low Brick Road” lun­cheon on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14, at the Guilder­land Elks Lodge, 3867 Rte. 146(Car­man Road) in Sch­enec­tady, begin­ning at 11:25a.m. and end­ing at ap­prox­i­mately 1:30p.m. On the menu this month is a Turkey Din­ner. There will be spe­cial mu­sic with Judi Mer­riam, Linda Scheuer will dis­play her beau­ti­ful home­made crafts and Jean Ste­ber will ex­plain how she sought the yel­low brick road un­til she found some­thing greater. Reservations are nec­es­sary no later than Novem­ber 9; can­cel­la­tions are a must. The cost is $16in­clu­sive (cash only please). Please call Nancy at 518869-0642 to re­serve.

GRIEV­ING PAR­ENTS SPIR­I­TUAL RE­TREAT:

The Em­maus Min­istry for Griev­ing Par­ents Spir­i­tual Re­treat for par­ents who’ve ex­pe­ri­enced the death of a child of any age, will be held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 17, from 9:30a.m. – 7p.m. at St. Ka­teri Tekak­witha Parish, 1803Union Street, Sch­enec­tady. Do­na­tion: In­di­vid­u­als $25, Cou­ples $40. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired; go to www.em­fgp. org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Kris­tine Rooney at 518370-3136ext. 239.

MELT N’ TOAST: Melt N’ Toast, the Cap­i­tal Re­gion’s grilled cheese fes­ti­val, re­turns on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, for two ses­sions from 11a.m. to 2p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6p.m. at Takk House at 553rd Street in Troy. The fes­ti­val show­cases the Cap­i­tal Re­gion’s culi­nary and craft bev­er­age land­scape, fea­tur­ing the cre­ativ­ity of lo­cal food ven­dors paired with re­gional craft bev­er­age pro­duc­ers. Tick­ets start at $30for early bird gen­eral ad­mis­sion ($35af­ter Nov. 2). Gen­eral ad­mis­sion in­cludes ad­mis­sion to the event, com­mem­o­rate Melt N’ Toast 2018glass, ten sam­ples of any grilled cheese sand­wich, and one bev­er­age ticket. VIP tick­ets will be $60per per­son ($70af­ter Nov. 2). Ad­di­tional fes­ti­val in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing tick­ets, can be found on­line at melt­ntoastny.com, on Face­book (fb.com/Melt­NToastNY), on Twit­ter (@Melt­NToastNY), and on In­sta­gram (@Melt­NToastNY). IN­TRO­DUC­TION TO QIGONG: QiGong is an an­cient Chi­nese art that em­pow­ers you to help your­self by ac­ti­vat­ing your in­ner re­sources for self-heal­ing and re­duc­ing stress through breath­ing tech­niques, pos­tures and mind­ful fo­cus. The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary will present Di­ana Wells, cer­ti­fied QiGong teacher, in a se­ries of four in­tro­duc­tory classes on Mon­day evenings, Novem­ber 26, De­cem­ber 3, De­cem­ber 10& De­cem­ber 23, at 6p.m. Classes are free but space is lim­ited so reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, call the li­brary at 518-274-7071or on­line atwww.thetroyli­brary. org. The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 100Se­cond Street, Troy.

HUD­SON MOHAWK WEAVERS’ GUILD: The Hud­son-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild’s 40th an­nual show and sale fea­tures hand­wo­ven fash­ions, fur­nish­ings and hol­i­day gifts made by lo­cal ar­ti­sans, fash­ion shows and weav­ing and spin­ning demos. Novem­ber 15, 2 p.m. – 9p.m.; Novem­ber 16, 11a.m. – 7p.m.; Novem­ber 17, 10a.m. – 5p.m.; Novem­ber 18, noon – 4p.m. at the Pruyn House, 207Old Niskayuna Road, Latham. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion visit https://www.hmwg.org/ show.

SOUTH­ERN SARATOGA ART SO­CI­ETY: Mem­bers of South­ern Saratoga Art So­ci­ety will ex­hibit their works through­out the area dur­ing Novem­ber and De­cem­ber. “Win­ter” will be dis­played in Novem­ber in the Cen­ter Gallery of the Clifton Park Se­nior Com­mu­nity cen­ter. The works of Joan VanAlphen will be fea­tured at the Me­chan­icville Dis­trict Pub­lic Li­brary dur­ing Novem­ber and De­cem­ber. The Burnt Hills Li­brary will fea­ture the work of Jack Mor­gan, Richard Kitchen, Joan VanAlphen, Jean Skanes, Mary Fekete and Frank Fucci. Catskil­lHud­son Bank fea­tures the work of Eva Marie Loucks at its Clifton Park branch and Vir­ginia Har­ri­son at its Malta branch. Re­becca Jenk­ins and Pa­tri­cia Wade will be fea­tured at Mocha Lisa’s Café in Clifton Park. SARATOGA COMIC CON: Due to ever-ris­ing pop­cul­ture and comic book fan de­mand, Saratoga Springs will host its 8th pop-cul­ture comic con plat­form on Novem­ber 17-18. Satur­day 10a.m. – 6p.m. and Sun­day 10a.m. – 5p.m. VIP’s get early ac­cess at 9:30a.m. each day. For ticket prices and more in­for­ma­tion visit http://www.sarato­ga­comic­con.com or e-mail at chasecon­expo@hot­mail.com or call Sa­muel J. Chase at 518-260-1755.

NEW SCOT­LAND HIS­TOR­I­CAL AS­SO­CI­A­TION: The New Scot­land His­tor­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion Mu­seum has re­opened with a new ex­hibit. “His­tory Lost, His­tory Pre­served” fea­tures four as­pects of Town of New Scot­land his­tory: dairy farms, ho­tels,the Helder­berg Ski Club and vin­tage post cards (or “Early Tweets”). The mu­seum is lo­cated in the Wy­man Oster­hout Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 7the Old Road, Voorheesville. Hours are Sun­days 2p.m. – 4 p.m. and by ap­point­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion visit news­cot­land­his­tor­i­calas­so­ci­a­tion.org.

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 2018 Mas­sachusetts deer shot­gun sea­son runs from Novem­ber 26to 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 413-597-2346, or e-mail­ing dlewis@wil­liams.edu. 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 1p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ev­ery Sun­day through De­cem­ber 30. miSci gal­leries will be open con­tin­u­ously from noon – 5p.m. Ac­cess to the ob­ser­va­tory or ac­tiv­i­ties is free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion ($12Adult, $10 Se­nior, $8Child) at miSci, the Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, 15Nott 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 518274-7071or go on­line to www.thetroyli­brary.org. 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 518-279-3413or the Rens­se­laer County Depart­ment of Ag­ing at 518-270-2730. BIB­LI­CAL HIS­TORY OF IS­RAEL: Through a se­ries of video lec­tures from The Great Cour­ses by Pro­fes­sor Jodi Mag­ness and Pro­fes-

sor Cyn­thia R. Chap­man, fol­lowed by dis­cus­sion, this se­ries of classes will add new di­men­sions to your un­der­stand­ing of the mil­len­nia-long nar­ra­tive of the birth­place of Ju­daism and Chris­tian­ity. All classes will take place from 7p.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 518374-8173, or email aroten­berg@cgoh.org.

ALL AROUND ABRA­HAM: Con­gre­ga­tion Gates of Heaven’s new Wed­nes­day adult ed­u­ca­tion course, “All Around Abra­ham,” be­gins Oc­to­ber 17from 7p.m– 8 p.m. with Brian Haak. Classes will be held on Oc­to­ber 17 and 31, Novem­ber 7and 14, and De­cem­ber 5and 19at 852Ash­more Av­enue, Sch­enec­tady. The course is free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact tem­ple di­rec­tor of con­gre­ga­tional Jewish liv­ing Arnold Roten­berg at 518-3748173, or email aroten­berg@ cgoh.org.

GUIDED MED­I­TA­TION

CLASSES: The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary will of­fer Guided Med­i­ta­tion Classes led by Michael Fuselli on Tues­days, Septem­ber 25– Novem­ber 27from 5p.m. – 6p.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 518-274-7071or on­line at www.thetroyli­brary.org The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 100Se­cond Street, Troy. FOR FREE­DOMS: A se­lec­tion of signs cre­ated for “For Free­doms: 50State 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/.

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.

AVER­ILL PARK COMMU-

NITY 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 7p.m. - 8:30 p.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 16per­for­mance. 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.

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 “36-er” 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 ex­plor--

ers of all ages, this self­paced jour­ney takes place from Septem­ber 1through Novem­ber 30. With each visit to a dif­fer­ent li­brary, you get a stamp on your map. Prizes are earned for vis­it­ing 5, 15, 25, or all 36 pub­lic 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.

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