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Chil­dren’s Re­nais­sance Fes­ti­val, Sand Lake Cen­ter for the Arts, 2880 NY-43, Aver­ill Park. 1 to 5 p.m. $5 for chil­dren younger than 12. Chil­dren’s joust, cat­a­pults, archery, col­or­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, crafts, book read­ings. 518-674-2007.

Fam­ily Story Time, Tales of Birds and Beasts, Al­bany In­sti­tute of His­tory & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Al­bany. 10:30 a.m. Free. Sto­ries, songs and rhymes for chil­dren up to age 5 and their fam­i­lies. Regis­tra­tion rec­om­mended.

Siena Col­lege Ob­ser­va­tory Grand Open­ing, The Breyo Ob­ser­va­tory at Siena Col­lege, Roger Ba­con Hall, Colonie. 6 p.m. Free. Take the op­por­tu­nity to view the moon, Mars and Saturn through the largest di­am­e­ter tele­scope in the Cap­i­tal Re­gion. Regis­tra­tion re­quired for all view­ing times.

Talk: “Sch­enec­tady County For­est — A Brief His­tory,” Mabee Farm His­toric Site, 1100 Main St., Rot­ter­dam Junc­tion. 2 p.m. $5, free for mem­bers. Lor­rie Run­nels will dis­cuss how the Sch­enec­tady County Na­ture and His­toric Pre­serve came to be and trace the his­tory of Duanes­burg Farm 92 and how it be­came the pre­serve it is today.

Turkey Talk, Columbia County Soil & Wa­ter Con­ser­va­tion District, Mud Creek En­vi­ron­men­tal Learn­ing Cen­ter, 1024 State Route 66, Ghent. 1 p.m. Free. Learn about the bird that was al­most the na­tional bird and is a Thanks­giv­ing tra­di­tion. Part of the pro­gram will be on Mud Creek’s trails. Dress for the weather. Regis­tra­tion re­quired. 518-267-3313. Wild and Wi­ley Tur­keys, 195 New Karner Road, Al­bany. 11 a.m. Free. Learn about turkey sounds, flight and habi­tat. In­tro­duc­tion in­doors fol­lowed by a mile hike. Reser­va­tions re­quired.

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