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Tues­day, April 17

ALZHEIMER’S ED­U­CA­TION SE­RIES: The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary is host­ing an Alzheimer’s and De­men­tia Care­giver’s Se­ries pre­sented by the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion. Ses­sion 1in the three-part se­ries will be held April 17at 2p.m. at the Main branch, 100Se­cond Street. This pro­gram is de­signed to pro­vide ba­sic in­for­ma­tion about mem­ory loss is­sues and what they mean for all of us. The pro­gram ex­plores the dif­fer­ence be­tween mem­ory loss brought about by nor­mal ag­ing vs. Alzheimer’s dis­ease and other forms of de­men­tia. 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.thetroyli­ ARTS CEN­TER: Rus­tic Wood­work­ing & Lum­ber­jacks, 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. The Arts Cen­ter, 265River Street, Troy. Call 518-273-0552for more in­for­ma­tion.

BER­LIN CEN­TRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Reg­u­lar board meet­ing, 7:15p.m., Ber­lin Mid­dle School/High School Au­di­to­rium.

BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279-4023or visit www.brunswick­li­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

CHENEY LI­BRARY: The Chil­dren’s Room of the Cheney Li­brary in Hoosick Falls will host a Story Hour ev­ery Tues­day at 10a.m. Each week there will be time to lis­ten to a story, sing songs, have a snack, do an ac­tiv­ity and more. Then stay and play!

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Crafts 10a.m. Card party at 10:30a.m. Van trans­porta­tion avail­able for lo­cal er­rands. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-6867561for noon din­ner reser­va­tions and more in­for­ma­tion. LANSINGBURGH LI­BRARY BOOK CLUB: The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary’s Lans­ing­brurgh Branch Evening Book Group will dis­cuss Gail Honey­man’s “Eleanor Oliphant is com­pletely fine” on Tues­day, April 17at 6:15p.m. The dis­cus­sion is free and open to the pub­lic. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. Monthly par­tic­i­pa­tion is not nec­es­sary, come for the books that in­ter­est you. For more in­for­ma­tion call the li­brary at 518-235-5310or on­line at www.thetroyli­brary. org Troy Pub­lic Li­brary’s Lansingburgh Branch is lo­cated at 27114th Street, Troy.

NIGHT SKY AD­VEN­TURE: Ev­ery­body makes mis­takes, in­clud­ing the smartest as­tronomers and en­gi­neers at NASA. Some­times these mis­takes are cat­a­strophic, but other times they lead to big un­ex­pected dis­cov­er­ies. Join the Dud­ley Ob­ser­va­tory and learn about some of the failed mis­sions across all space agen­cies, and what we learned from them. 7p.m., miSci - Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, 15Nott Ter­race Heights, Sch­enec­tady. Cost: Ad­mis­sion to miSci ($10.50 adult, $7.50child age 3-12, $9se­nior 65+), free for miSci mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion email info@dud­ley­ob­ser­va­ or call 518-3827890.

NYS WRIT­ERS’ IN­STI­TUTE: Craft talk with ac­claimed nov­el­ists Sara Nović and Peter Golden, 4:15p.m., Stan­dish Room, Sci­ence Li­brary, UAl­bany Up­town Cam­pus. The au­thors will hold a pre­sen­ta­tion/Q& A at 7:30p.m. at the Hux­ley The­atre, NYS Mu­seum, Cul­tural Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 222Madi­son Av­enue, Al­bany.

POESTENKILL SE­NIORS: Weekly meet­ings ev­ery Tues­day at 1p.m. at the Sul­li­vanJones 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-school Sto­ry­time, 11a.m. Com­puter Help, 1 p.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://rens­se­laer­li­ or visit the li­brary’s Face­book page.

SHAKER CON­TRA DANCE: Since dance was an in­te­gral part of Shaker wor­ship, the Shaker Her­itage So­ci­ety has teamed up with Dance Flurry to of­fer a se­ries of dance re­lated pro­grams this spring. Con­tra Dance is a fun, par­tic­i­pa­tory ex­pe­ri­ence that is open to be­gin­ners and ex­pe­ri­enced dancers alike. The “Shake, Rat­tle & Roll” Con­tra Dance takes place from 6:45 p.m. - 9:45p.m. at the Shaker Her­itage So­ci­ety, 25Meet­ing House Road, Al­bany. The cost is $6stu­dents; $10SHS and DFO Mem­bers/se­niors; $12 non-mem­bers. Buy tickets for two dances for a dis­count price of $5/$9/$10for each dance. Tickets will be sold at the door.

STEPHENTOWN MEMO­RIAL LI­BRARY: Crosby the Read­ing Dog will be at SML on Tues­days from 4p.m. to 5:30p.m. for some read­ing fun. Whether you are a great reader or even ‘just learn­ing my A,B, C’s,’ Crosby will love to lis­ten. Read­ing slots will be for 15min­utes each. Please call 518-733-5750to make an ap­point­ment. Par­ents please plan on stay­ing with your child. Stephentown Memo­rial Li­brary is lo­cated at 472NY43, Stephentown.

TROY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Tween Art Night:String-a-Poem. Cel­e­brate Na­tional Po­etry Month by mak­ing your own wear­able po­etry bracelet with word beads and string. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired; please call 518-274-7071 or visit http://en­gaged­pa­ EventsEx­tended.cfm?SiteID =4294&Even­tID=335522& PK=. 6p.m., Main branch, 100 Sec­ond Street, Troy.

TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: AARP Driv­ers Safety Course, 9a.m. - 3p.m. Call 518-2705348to re­serve a spot in the class. 9a.m., Knit­ting and Cro­chet­ing. 10:30a.m., Health & Well­ness ac­tiv­i­ties. Arts 4 Vets meets ev­ery Tues­day at 10:30a.m. Call 270-5349to make a noon lunch reser­va­tion, or 270-5348for more in­for­ma­tion.

WILLIAMS TUES­DAY TEAS: Williams Col­lege’s an­nual Tues­day Teas se­ries cel­e­brates Williams au­thors and honor their schol­arly and cre­ative works. On April 17Christo­pher Bolton, pro­fes­sor of com­par­a­tive and Ja­panese lit­er­a­ture, will talk on “Giant Ro­bots, Vam­pire School­girls, and Other Se­ri­ous Sub­jects: Writ­ing About Ja­panese Anime.” His 20-minute pre­sen­ta­tion will be fol­lowed by a Q&A ses­sion. 4 p.m., Stet­son Read­ing Room, Sawyer Li­brary. Free and open to the pub­lic.

Wed­nes­day, April 18


ebra­tion of Na­tional Po­etry Month, Al­bany Po­ets presents the 2018Al­bany Word Fest fea­tur­ing the po­etry and spo­ken word of up­state New York from Mon­day, April 16, through Satur­day, April 21. On Wed­nes­day. April 18, wel­come a lo­cal poet to Al­bany Po­ets Presents at Restau­rant Navona on New Scot­land Av­enue, Al­bany, to share their work and then take ques­tions from the au­di­ence about life, in­spi­ra­tions, writ­ing, and more. For more in­for­ma­tion visit al­bany­po­ BETHLEHEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Origami Cranes, 1:15p.m. - 2:30p.m. Fold a sim­ple clas­sic crane — the per­fect spring project for a be­gin­ner. 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Se­nior Bridge Club, 1p.m. Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30p.m. Adult Yoga, 6p.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www.brunswick­li­ for more in­for­ma­tion. COHOES-WATER­FORD ELKS: The Cohoes-Water­ford Elks’ monthly din­ner fea­tures Cor­nish Hen Din­ner with Rice & Veg­etable. Price $8from 4p.m. – 7p.m., 45 N. Mo­hawk Street, Cohoes. Call 518-235-3222for Take-Out Or­ders. EVERETT WAGAR SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Craft class will start back up on Wed­nes­day April 18at 11a.m. at the Everett Wagar Se­nior Cen­ter, 2Roxbor­ough Road, Grafton, spon­sored by BlueShield of North­east­ern New York. Join craft in­struc­tor Bar­bara Holms for a fun-filled hour; all ma­te­rial will be sup­plied. Please stay for a nu­tri­tious lunch at noon (En­trée; Open Faced Tuna Melt ) for a sug­gested do­na­tion of $3. All Rens­se­laer County se­niors wel­come, reser­va­tions are re­quired for lunch and ap­pre­ci­ated for crafts. Call 518-279-3413to make reser­va­tions. FRANCO-AMER­I­CAN FED­ER­A­TION: La Fédéra­tion Franco-Améri­caine du NY will give a pre­sen­ta­tion on “The Ex­pul­sion of the Aca­di­ans” on April 18. Bernard Ouimet, Pres­i­dent of La Fédéra­tion Franco-Améri­caine du NY and a na­tive of Que­bec, will speak on the rea­sons for the ex­pul­sion, the years of mi­gra­tion and set­tle­ment in Louisiana. 7 p.m., Clifton Park-Half­moon Li­brary, Clifton Park. The pre­sen­ta­tion is free and open to the pub­lic. Reg­is­tra­tion on­line, in per­son, or by call­ing the li­brary 518371-8622.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Crafts 10a.m. Bone Builders at 10:30 a.m., Ex­er­cise Class at 1 p.m. Mo­tor ve­hi­cle avail­able from 10a.m. - 2p.m. Cards. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for noon din­ner reser­va­tions and more in­for­ma­tion. MIND­FUL PRAC­TICES GROUP: In­cludes walk­ing med­i­ta­tion and sit­ting med­i­ta­tion in the tra­di­tion of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. All are wel­come; med­i­ta­tion in­struc­tion avail­able. 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. MYS­TERY BOOK CLUB: Since her first novel, “The Rit­ual Bath,” in 1986, Faye Keller­man has en­thralled read­ers with her con­tem­po­rary mys­tery nov­els, es­pe­cially those fea­tur­ing the team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. In 2012’s “Gun Games,” she once again hit the prover­bial nail on the head. The story re­volv­ing around ap­par­ent sui­cides in an ex­clu­sive high school is dis­turb­ing and real to­day as when it was first pub­lished. Join the Club to dis­cuss the story on April 18 at 10:30a.m. at the Cohoes Pub­lic Li­brary. Copies are avail­able at the Li­brary. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, check out the book club at www.Co­hoesPublicLi­ NA­TIONAL COLUMNISTS’ DAY: Did you know April 18marks Na­tional Columnists Day? To cel­e­brate, the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary’s Main Branch, 100Se­cond Street, will host three lo­cal columnists Wed­nes­day, April 18, at 6p.m. Chris Churchill, Amy Hal­lo­ran, and Don Rit­tner, will speak and take ques­tions in a pan­el­style dis­cus­sion about their careers and is­sues in jour­nal­ism. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic. Ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mended. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, call the li­brary at 518-2747071or on­line at www.thetroyli­

SE­NIOR PEDICURES: Rachael Hayes, li­censed cos­me­tol­o­gist will of­fer re­duced priced pedicures or toe nail clip­ping right at the Everett Wagar Se­nior Cen­ter, 2Roxbor­ough Road, Grafton, on Wed­nes­day. April 18. Make your ap­point­ment early -- they go fast. Please call the cen­ter for re­quired ap­point­ments at 518-279-3413. Rens­se­laer County se­niors 60years of age and older are wel­come. SPRING DOG CLASS: Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion of­fers a full se­ries of classes at the Schaghti­coke Fair­grounds start­ing Wed­nes­day, April 18. with an ori­en­ta­tion. Dogs will join in two weeks later on Wed­nes­day, May 2. A be­gin­ner class will be of­fered at 6:30p.m. fol­lowed by an ad­vanced class. The cost of this 7-week ses­sion will be $25 for mem­bers and $50for non-mem­bers and adults. All dogs will need to bring proof of vac­ci­na­tions to the ori­en­ta­tion. Ra­bies, Parvo, Ade­n­ovirus, and Dis­tem­per are re­quired; Lepto and Borde­tella are not re­quired but highly rec­om­mended. To reg­is­ter please call the CCE of­fice at 518-272-4210. THRIFT SHOP: John­sonville Methodist Church’s thrift shop at Bridge Street, John­sonville (Route 40to Route 67East. Look for the “OPEN” flag on Route 67) is open 9a.m. - noon on Wed­nes­days and the first Satur­day of each month. Check out a large se­lec­tion of men’s, women’s and chil­dren’s cloth­ing, shoes and ac­ces­sories (most cloth­ing $3a bag), spe­cial oc­ca­sion out­fits, men’s suits. Lots of house­wares, home decor, Easter, jewelry, CDs, books and a room full of toys. TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Swim­ming at Lansingburgh Boys/Girls Club, 9a.m. Aer­o­bics, 9:30a.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. 19Third Street, Troy. Call 518-270-5349to make a noon lunch reser­va­tion, or 518-270-5348for more in­for­ma­tion. VOLKSWALK SCO­TIA: Start at Glen San­ders Man­sion, 1Glen Av­enue, 10a.m. Reg­is­tra­tion for each event starts ½ hour be­fore the walk; the cost is $2. WA­TER & SEWER AU­THOR­ITY: A spe­cial meet­ing of the Rens­se­laer County Wa­ter and Sewer Au­thor­ity will be held on Wed­nes­day, April 18, at 10 a.m. in the of­fices of the Rens­se­laer County Bureau of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment and Plan­ning,Fifth Floor, 1600Seventh Av­enue, Troy, to con­sider and/or act upon mat­ters re­lated to wa­ter and sewer in­fras­truc­ture.

Thurs­day, April 19


In cel­e­bra­tion of Na­tional Po­etry Month, Al­bany Po­ets presents the 2018Al­bany Word Fest fea­tur­ing the po­etry and spo­ken word of up­state New York from Mon­day, April 16, through Satur­day, April 21. W.D. Clarke will be the fea­tured reader on Thurs­day, April 19, at the Third Thurs­day Po­etry Night at the So­cial Jus­tice Cen­ter on Cen­tral Av­enue in Al­bany. There will be an op­por­tu­nity be­fore and af­ter the fea­ture for po­ets to step up to the mic and share their work. For more in­for­ma­tion visit al­bany­po­ AMER­I­CAN ITAL­IAN HER­ITAGE AS­SO­CI­A­TION: The Amer­i­can Ital­ian Her­itage As­so­ci­a­tion and Mu­seum’s 7p.m. busi­ness meet­ing will be fol­lowed by au­thor Lisa Petro­celli’s pre­sen­ta­tion,“The Gloves Come Off.” Petro­celli’s bikero­gra­phies come straight from the heart and that heart beats to the thun­der­ous rhythm of a Har­ley-David­son. A dessert re­cep­tion fol­lows. Free and open to the pub­lic. 1227Cen­tral Av­enue, Al­bany. Call 518-4351979for more in­for­ma­tion, or visit www.amer­i­can­i­tal­ian­mu­ BETHLEHEM PUB­LIC LI

BRARY: Tai Chi for Health, 10:30a.m. This weekly tai chi class ex­plores the tai chi for di­a­betes form and builds skills from week to week. All ages and abil­i­ties are wel­come. Wear loose, com­fort­able cloth­ing. Lis­ten­ing Par­ties: April Show­ers, 7 p.m. Talk about why there are so many songs about rain. 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar.

BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Tots Class, 10:30a.m. Knit­ting group, 1 p.m. to 2:30p.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518279-4023or visit www. brunswick­li­ for more in­for­ma­tion. COR­NER SHOPPE: The Cor­ner Shoppe, 5703rd Av­enue, North Troy, is now dis­play­ing all things Spring. New Spring cloth­ing for the en­tire fam­ily is on dis­play. Other depart­ments in­clude jewelry, home dé­cor, linens, shoes and prom dresses. Open Thurs­days and Satur­days, 9a.m. - 1p.m. Phone 518-235-3851for more in­for­ma­tion.

EARTH MONTH FILM SE­RIES: The Williams Col­lege Zilkha Cen­ter’s Earth Month film se­ries con­tin­ues with a screen­ing of “Arise,” which presents the sto­ries of 13 women in five coun­tries who have ini­ti­ated so­lu­tionori­ented en­vi­ron­men­tal projects in their com­mu­ni­ties, towns and vil­lages. A dis­cus­sion with Laura Mar­tin, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies and fac­ulty af­fil­i­ate in his­tory, will fol­low will fol­low the 7:30p.m. screen­ing at the Paret­sky Au­di­to­rium. Free and open to the pub­lic. EVERETT WAGAR SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Would you like to help cro­chet or knit lap throws for Vet­er­ans and se­niors, or Knit­ted Knock­ers for women who have had mas­tec­tomies in your com­mu­nity? The Stitch­ing Chicks Knit and Cro­chet Group will meet on April 19 at 12:30p.m. at the Everett Wagar Se­nior Cen­ter, 2 Roxbor­ough Road, Grafton. They have a large sup­ply of yarn to help with these projects, and some ladies who would be will­ing to teach some ba­sic stitches to get you started. Come early and en­joy lunch at noon for a sug­gested do­na­tion of $3. for se­niors 60years of age an older. All Rens­se­laer County se­niors wel­come. Reser­va­tions re­quired for lunch; call 518-279-3413. FREE SPEECH ON CAM­PUS: Ge­of­frey R. Stone, the Ed­ward H. Levi Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Chicago, will speak on “Free Speech on Cam­pus: A Chal­lenge of Our Time,” at Williams Col­lege on Thurs­day, April 19, at 7p.m. in Grif­fin Hall, room 3. Stone was the chair of Chicago’s Com­mit­tee on Free­dom of Ex­pres­sion, whose 2015re­port, now known as “The Chicago State­ment,” ar­tic­u­lates the fun­da­men­tal role of free and open in­quiry in the mod­ern univer­sity. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. GRAFTON COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Adult Yoga Hour, 5p.m. 2455NY Route 2, Grafton. Call 518-279-0580 or visit grafton­com­mu­nityli­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Cards. Bingo at 12:45p.m., Van trans­porta­tion avail­able. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call518-686-7561for noon din­ner reser­va­tions and more in­for­ma­tion. LANSINGBURGH PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: The Lansingburgh Pub­lic Li­brary’s 45-minute Fam­ily Story Time en­rich­ment pro­gram in­cludes sto­ries, songs, and move­ment to sup­port chil­dren’s learn­ing and dis­cov­ery from the very be­gin­ning. For chil­dren ages 0-5with a care­giver. Ev­ery Thurs­day at 10:30a.m. at 27114th Street, Troy.

MA­SONS: The Apollo-King Solomon’s Ma­sonic Lodge #13, F.& A.M., will meet on Thurs­day, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Ma­sonic Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 39 Brunswick Road. Re­fresh­ments will be served fol­low­ing the meet­ings. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Teen Anime Club, 5p.m. to 7p.m. Com­puter Help, 5:30p.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://rens­se­laer­li­ or visit the li­brary’s Face­book page. SAL­MAN RUSHDIE: Ac­claimed au­thor Sal­man Rushdie makes his first visit to the New York State Writ­ers’ In­sti­tute since can­celling his sched­uled 1988ap­pear­ance due to the con­tro­ver­sies sur­round­ing his novel, “The Satanic Verses.” Rushdie gives a Craft Talk at 4:15 p.m. at Lec­ture Cen­ter 25, UAl­bany Up­town Cam­pus, and a Pre­sen­ta­tion/Q& A at 7:30p.m. at Page Hall, 135 West­ern Av­enue, UAl­bany Down­town Cam­pus.

SOUP & SLID­ERS FUNDRAISER: Join the Cohoes-Water­ford Elks for a fundraiser to ben­e­fit the Cen­ter for Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Fam­ily Group. Dine in or take out, French Onion Soup and Home­made Slid­ers. $8per per­son from 5 p.m. – 8p.m., 45N. Mo­hawk Street, Cohoes.

TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: 9a.m., Arts and Crafts. 10 a.m., Os­teo Aer­o­bics. 10:30 a.m., Health & Well­ness ac­tiv­i­ties. 19Third Street, Troy. To make reser­va­tions for noon lunch call 518-2705349. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-270-5348. WILLIAMS COL­LEGE:

Leo Gold­makher, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of math­e­mat­ics, will present two Sigma Xi lec­tures at Williams Col­lege. In “A Brief His­tory of Primes” on Thurs­day, April 19, Gold­makher will sur­vey some of the great­est break­throughs of the last 2,000 years, in­clud­ing a few re­cent the­o­ret­i­cal ad­vances and some con­nec­tions to cryp­tog­ra­phy. His fo­cus will be on the beauty of the ideas rather than on the tech­ni­cal de­tails. All are wel­come, re­gard­less of prior math­e­mat­i­cal train­ing. The 4:15 p.m. lec­ture in Wege Au­di­to­rium, Thomp­son Chem­istry build­ing, will be fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion in the Sci­ence Atrium. Free and open to the pub­lic.

Fri­day, April 20

AL­BANY IN­TER­NA­TIONAL AIR­PORT ART EX­HIBIT: In “Upon the Ground, Be­low the Wa­ter,” artists Richard Bar­low, Dae­sha Devón Har­ris, Matt Frieburghaus, Tanya Mar­cuse, Kingsley Parker and Claire Sher­wood ob­serve fea­tures of land­scape marked by hu­man en­deavor. The ex­hibit runs from March 24- Septem­ber 3at the Al­bany In­ter­na­tional Air­port Gallery, open daily from 7a.m. - 11p.m. A pub­lic re­cep­tion will be held Fri­day, April 20, from 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.

AL­BANY SHINDIG: The “Al­bany Shindig!” on April 20is a fun and friendly good old­fash­ioned “Maple Sug­ar­ing” Party. A mini-con­cert with live mu­sic by Set Améri­cain is fol­lowed by easy folk dances to live fid­dle mu­sic with caller Paul Rosen­berg. Snacks pro­vided by Hon­est Weight Food Coop. No ex­pe­ri­ence or part­ner needed. 7p.m. - 9:30p.m., First Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 405Quail Sreet, Al­bany. $8 Sug­gested Do­na­tion, $5for stu­dents and Dance Flurry mem­bers, $2for chil­dren under 12.

AL­BANY WORDFEST: In cel­e­bra­tion of Na­tional Po­etry Month, Al­bany Po­ets presents the 2018Al­bany Word Fest fea­tur­ing the po­etry and spo­ken word of up­state New York from Mon­day, April 16, through Satur­day, April 21. To close out Word Fest, Al­bany Po­ets and the English Depart­ment at UAl­bany present “Read­ings Against the End of the World,” a 24-hour read-a-thon to ben­e­fit the South End Chil­dren’s Cafe, start­ing Fri­day, April 20at the Husted Hall Café on the UAl­bany Down­town cam­pus, and con­tin­u­ing un­til Satur­day, April 21.. On­line sign up for the open mic por­tions of “Read­ings Against the End of the World” will be avail­able on the Word Fest web­site For more in­for­ma­tion visit al­bany­po­ BERK­SHIRE SYM­PHONY: The Williams Col­lege Depart­ment of Mu­sic presents the Berk­shire Sym­phony in con­cert on Fri­day, April 20 at 8p.m. in his­toric Chapin Hall on the Williams Col­lege cam­pus. The Stu­dent Soloists Gala fea­tures per­for­mances by win­ners of the 2018Berk­shire Sym­phony Soloist Com­pe­ti­tion. The pro­gram also in­cludes Sym­phony No. 5by Dmitri Shostakovich, con­ducted by Ron­ald Feld­man, and Danse Bo­hême No. 11, from Car­men Suite No. 2, by Georges Bizet, con­ducted by Abi­gail Soloway ‘18. There is a pre­con­cert talk with con­duc­tor Ron­ald Feld­man and stu­dent soloists at 7:15p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, ad­ja­cent to the main venue. Both of these events are free and open to the pub­lic. BETHLEHEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Richard Feld­man re­turns with songs from pop­u­lar Amer­i­can mu­si­cals about op­ti­mism and fol­low­ing your dreams. The 1 p.m. - 2p.m. pro­gram will be fol­lowed by a 2p.m. - 3 p.m. cof­fee hour. Co-spon­sored by Bethlehem Se­nior Projects, Inc. 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar.

CLI­MATE CHANGE ROUND­TABLE: WAMC North­east Pub­lic Ra­dio and The New York State Writ­ers In­sti­tute present a very spe­cial Round­table Panel Live: A Cli­mate Sci­ence Dis­cus­sion, hosted by Joe Don­ahue and Alan Char­tock and fea­tur­ing Judith Enck, Jeff Good­ell, El­iz­a­beth Kol­bert and Terry Tem­pest Williams. Doors open at 8:30

a.m. Fri­day, April 20. The Round­table Panel will be broad­cast live from 9a.m. to 11a.m., fol­lowed by a book sign­ing. Street park­ing will be avail­able on Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, West­ern Av­enue, South Lake Street and in Wash­ing­ton Park. For more in­for­ma­tion on this spe­cial event and to re­serve your seat, visit

EARTH DAY STORY WALK: En­joy an out­door story walk at the Swift Pre­serve (near Bethlehem High School) with the Mo­hawk Hud­son Land Con­ser­vancy, 10a.m. Sign up at mo­hawkhud­ For preschool­ers and their care­givers. EVERETT WAGAR SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Join the Grafton se­niors at the Everett Wagar Se­nior Cen­ter, 2Roxbor­ough Road, for a Spe­cial Bingo on Fri­day April 20, at 12:30 p.m., spon­sored by CDPHP. If you have any ques­tions, or would like to have lunch at noon for a sug­gested do­na­tion of $3, please con­tact the cen­ter at 518-279-3413. HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Cards, Yoga at 10:30a.m., Zumba at 11 a.m., Bingo at 12:30p.m. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561for noon din­ner reser­va­tions and more in­for­ma­tion.

HUD­SON MO­HAWK RE­COV­ERY CEN­TER: Hud­son Mo­hawk Re­cov­ery Cen­ter will be of­fer­ing an open house on April 20from 2p.m - 5p.m.. at 17245th Av­enue lo­ca­tion in Troy. A pre­sen­ta­tion on Med­i­ca­tion As­sisted Treat­ment (MAT) is part of an ef­fort to re­duce and treat ac­tive opi­ate ad­dic­tion. As the com­mu­nity con­tin­ues to lose lives to the deadly and grow­ing opi­oid epi­demic, HMRC rec­og­nizes the im­por­tance of pro­vid­ing both Subox­one and Viv­it­rol to our clients in an ef­fort to bring heal­ing and re­cov­ery to the mem­bers of our com­mu­nity strug­gling with opi­ate ad­dic­tion. Along with a pre­sen­ta­tion re­gard­ing med­i­ca­tion as­sisted treat­ment, in­for­ma­tional ta­bles will be set up by other com­mu­nity sup­port agen­cies. Light re­fresh­ments will also be served. MILHAM PLAN­E­TAR­IUM: Williams Col­lege in­vites you to ex­pe­ri­ence the won­ders of our uni­verse at the Milham Plan­e­tar­ium, lo­cated in­side the Old Hop­kins Ob­ser­va­tory at Williams Col­lege. Astron­omy stu­dents will host free shows for the pub­lic on Fri­day evenings at 8p.m. be­gin­ning Fe­bru­ary 2and run­ning through May 11, with the ex­cep­tion of Spring Break on March 16, 23, and 30. Au­di­ences will be treated to shows from the high-pre­ci­sion Zeiss Sky­mas­ter ZKP3/B op­tome­chan­i­cal plan­e­tar­ium pro­jec­tor. Shows will last about 50min­utes. For reser­va­tions (re­quired) con­tact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188or email at Oth­ers will be ad­mit­ted as space per­mits. Large groups should call for spe­cial ap­point­ments.

NYS WRIT­ERS’ IN­STI­TUTE: Emmy award win­ning writer Marc Guggen­heim, a UAl­bany alum, is a “showrun­ner” of imag­i­na­tive TV shows in­spired by DC comic book worlds, in­clud­ing “Ar­row” (2012-present) and DC’s “Leg­ends of To­mor­row” (2016-present), two of the most pop­u­lar shows on The CWnet­work. 7p.m., Page Hall, 135Western Av­enue, UAl­bany Down­town Cam­pus. PO­ETRY IN OTHER WORDS: Sev­enth an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of po­etry in many lan­guages. Re­cite, read, lis­ten to po­ems from around the world. Re­fresh­ments will be served. Free. 7p.m. - 9p.m., Chatham Book­store, 27Main Street, Chatham. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-392-3005or visit https://chatham­book­ PRO­GRES­SION EN­SEM­BLE: In­ter­na­tion­ally-ac­claimed video artist and RPI pro­fes­sor Shawn Law­son will live-code real time com­puter graphics with live mu­sic by The Pro­gres­sion En­sem­ble, which con­sists of Rocco An­thony Jerry, on Accordion, Michael Gil­bert Ron­stadt on Cello, and Eric Des­pard on Gui­tar. The group will per­form world-pre­miere works writ­ten spe­cially for them by com­posers Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Christo­pher Cook, Bjorn Bol­stad Sk­jel­bred, Michael Dilthey, and Eric Des­pard. Sk­jel­bred will be fly­ing in from Oslo to host the con­cert, fol­lowed by a Q&A ses­sion hosted by David Rothen­berg. $9gen­eral ad­mis­sion; $7mem­bers and stu­dents. 7p.m., Time & Space Lim­ited, 434Columbia Street, Hud­son. Visit https://time­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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