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Friday, June 15
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Local author and entertainer Chuck Oates will tell stories, sing songs and share video clips celebrating the historic railroads of the American West, The 1p.m. - 2p.m. “Coffee & Conversation” program is followed by a 2p.m. - 3p.m. coffee hour. Co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. 451Delaware Avenue, Delmar. CASTLETON FARMERS MARKET: The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) will be held every Friday from June 1 to September 28, from 4:30 p.m. -7:30p.m. at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150).
CMOST: Investigate the A in STEaM, Fridays 11a.m. Designed for younger visitors, this program gives children an opportunity to explore a different creative art activity each week. Children’s Museum of Science + Technology, 250 Jordan Road, Troy. For more information visit www.cmost. org.
FLEA MARKET: Center Brunswick United Methodist Church Flea Market, plus a bake sale, 9a.m. - 5p.m., 990 Hoosick Road, Troy. Vendors wanted: 10x10spaces $25. Spaces are limited; reservations required. Call Sheila at 518-265-3079for more information.
GAMES OF 1818: Mountain Road School announces The Games of 1818, a themed party featuring games and toys from the 19th century to help celebrate New Lebanon’s 200th anniversary year. Live music by The Echoes will create the soundtrack for the evening with tantalizing refreshments and festive beverages. A silent auction with unique local treasures will provide entertainment for guests seeking to shop and plenty of enjoyable diversion for the children and young at heart in the games and activities of 1818.5p.m. - 8 p.m., 4565County Route 9, New Lebanon/East Nassau. For more information, contact the school at 518-794-8520, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. mountainroadschool.org. HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Yoga at 10:30a.m. Zumba at 11a.m. Bingo at 12:30p.m. Cards. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
ST. LUKE’S BENEFIT CONCERT: Guitarist Ricky Byrd, formerly of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, will be performing music from his new CD, “Clean Getaway” at 9p.m. in a benefit for St. Luke’s Recovery Resource Center immediately after the Wiffle Ball Tournament at 16McBride Road (McBride Fields) Halfmoon, Dinner is available for five entrees for $10. Serving starts at 5p.m. This drug-free, entertainment-filled evening is in celebration of recovery from the disease of addiction of many types. Concert and game-watching are free of charge. Bring chairs. For further information see: www. rickybyrd.hearnow.com and www.StLukesOnTheHill.org. SQUARE DANCE: The Schoharie Valley Hayshakers will hold a mainstream level western square dance at the Middleburgh Elementary School cafeteria on Friday June 15, from 7:30p.m. until 10p.m. The caller is Ray Taylor. Phone 518-827-4894 or 518-827-4337for more information.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:45a.m. Bingo 12:45p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1p.m. - 2:45p.m. 19Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-2705348.
WATERVLIET HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Watervliet Historical Society’s annual celebration will be held on June 15 from 6p.m. to 9p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary’s Parish Center, 2416 7th Avenue. The Center is located on the South Side of the Church Parking lot.
Saturday, June 16
CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Presbyterian United Church, by-the-bridge, in Schaghticoke will be holding a Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, June 16. The event will be held in conjunction with the Village Strawberry Festival. The Barbecue will be available from 1:30p.m. until all dinners are sold. Take-outs only. To make reservations, please call 518753-4545. The church would like to thank the Chase Smith Family Funeral Home for their generous sponsorship of the barbecue.
CLOTHING BARN: North Chatham United Methodist Church’s Clothing Barn will be open from 9:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. every Saturday through the middle of October. This is a great opportunity to pick up “gently used” clothing & shoes (for children and adults) at bargain prices. The barn also accepts auction donations from 9:30a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings. The church is located at 4274 Route 203in the hamlet of North Chatham.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, 5703rd Avenue, Troy, is open every Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Shop for books, linens, housewares, jewelry and clothing for the entire family. Check out a very large inventory of new and next to new baby and kids clothes, as well as luggage, toys, puzzles and shoes.
DESTROYER ESCORT DAY: The third Saturday in June is recognized and celebrated nationwide as Destroyer Escort Day. On Saturday, June 16, pay homage to the Destroyer Escort sailors killed in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War years and to the fifteen Destroyer Escorts lost in action during a ceremony at 9 a.m. at USS SLATER, located on the Hudson River in Downtown Albany just south of the Dunn Memorial Bridge. Call 518-431-1943for more information or visit www. ussslater.org.
EDDY BROWN BENEFIT: Bands, family fun things, food and many basket raffle items. 2p.m. - 10p.m., Valley Falls VFW Post 1938. Adults $20, kids $10.
FASHION SHOW: The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 29005th Avenue, Troy, presents its 2018Fashion Show on Saturday, June 16, from 5p.m. – 7p.m. Tickets $15. For more information please contact Deaconess Angelina Moore at 518-2720741or 518-339-9743. FISHING DERBY: The Rensselaer County Conservation Alliance will host a fishing derby from 8a.m. – noon on Saturday, June 16, at Frear Park in Troy for kids under 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Instructors will be on hand to teach and help. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied for anyone who doesn’t have any. Water will be available all morning and hot dogs will be served at lunch.
FLEA MARKET: Center Brunswick United Methodist Church Flea Market, plus a bake sale, 9a.m. - 5p.m., 990 Hoosick Road, Troy. Vendors wanted: 10x10spaces $25. Spaces are limited; reservations required. Call Sheila at
518-265-3079for more information.
FRIENDS OF WATERFORD LIBRARY: The Friends of the Waterford Public Library will meet to discuss and plan 2018-2019events and fundraising activities on Saturday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Van Schoonhoven Square, Waterford. Members of the community interested in participating and joining the Friends are invited to attend.
GRANT COTTAGE: Jonathan Duda, the great-great grandson of local Adirondack hero Michael Cronin, will tell the story of the man who transported Theodore Roosevelt to the North Creek train station on his way to becoming President. 1p.m., Grant Cottage Historic Site, 1000Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton. The suggested donation for programs is $5per person. HOOSIC RIVER INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL: Join the ongoing effort to keep the boat launch above the Johnsonville Dam navigable during the Hoosic River 4th Annual Invasive Species Control/ Water Chestunut Pull from 9a.m. – 4p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Learn about invasive species first hand. It is dirty and tiring work, but the path has been getting a bit easier every year. Both boat based and land crew needed. Partial day commitments are welcome. Register in advance to receive free lunch with Kristina Younger at email@example.com. MAUSOLEUMS OF OAKWOOD: On Saturday June 16local historian Michael Barrett will lead a 3-hour combination walking/driving tour to several of the opulent mausoleums at Oakwood Cemetery. He will tell the stories of the wealthy families that rest there and give a rare look inside some of the beautiful memorials. Call 518-328-0090to register . Pay $15per person on arrival. Meet at the chapel flagpole; the tour starts promptly at 9a.m. This is a NYS Path Through History Event.
PEEBLES ISLAND HISTORY HIKE: On June 16, join the Friends of Peebles Island for a history hike of our picturesque Island that is situated at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. The easy, 2-mile hikes will start at 10 a.m. and 1p.m. and follows the perimeter of the Island. A shorter walk will also available at that time. Learn about the geological & glacial formation of the Island, the Native American presence, Dutch heritage and importance in the Revolutionary War as well as the Island flora & fauna. Well behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Email questions to FriendsofPeebles@ gmail.com and for updated information, check https:// sites.google.com/view/ FriendsOfPeeblesIsland. PETAPALOOZA: Hundreds of animals from local shelters and rescue groups will be available for adoption at the 9th annual PetaAPalooza, including cats, dogs, rabbits and birds. Many adoption fees will be lowered for the day. Other happenings include a micro-chipping clinic courtesy of the MohawkHudson Humane Society, raffles, food trucks, and face-painting. 10a.m. – 3 p.m., Curtis Lumber, 885 Route 67, Ballston Spa. For more details visit www. clpetapalooza.com. REPAIR CAFE: What do you do with a broken lamp? Or a sweater with a hole? The Village of Castleton-onHudson is hosting its next Repair Café at the Village Hall, 85South Main Street, on Saturday, June 16, from 11a.m. to 3p.m. PBring your broken but beloved items and volunteers will try their best to make repairs, free of charge. Refreshments will be available. Do you like to fix things and want to volunteer? For more information about Repair Café, visit Repaircafe.org.
RIDE ALONG WITH HISTORY: On Saturday, June 16, join Schodack Island to celebrate Women’s Suffrage in New York State with “Woman on a Wheel,” a history ride program. Guest historian Kjirsten Gustavson will visit the site at 10am in her reproduction 1890s bicycle costume to talk about the impact of the bike on women’s social status in the years before the vote. After a short discussion, visitors will be invited to jump on their own bikes to join Ms. Gustavson on a 5-mile trip. There will be a $6fee to enter the park. Children fourteen years and younger are required to wear a helmet.
SAND LAKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Stand up comedy is coming to SLCA. Join host Jerry Dymond as SLCA welcomes The Wall, starring comedian Dee Watson and featuring comedians Richard Angehr, Cody Montayne, and Ed Smyth. This event is PG-13but all are welcome. The cafe will serve Wine and Beer, along with the usual offerings. Walk ins welcome, space permitting. Tickets are only $10. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp. org, or call 518-674-2007. SLCA, located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.
STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join the Library under the tent for a Fantastic Magic Show on Saturday, June 16. After the show, all kids are invited to sign up for Summer Reading and start racking up their reading hours. 11a.m., Stephentown Memorial Library, 472NY-43, Stephentown. THACHER NATURE CENTER: Karst Geology Walk, 9a.m. Much of the rock found in Thacher Park is limestone. Limestone can be dissolved through natural processes, giving rise to topography called karst. Features of karst topography include sinkholes and caves. On this walk you’ll see fine examples of karst and learn about a process shaping the park we see today. Call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting place. Park entrance fee is $6per vehicle.
TROY RIVERFEST: Troy’s 15th Annual River Fest will take place on Saturday, June 16, from 9a.m. to 3 p.m., situated in the scenic, historic downtown district. River Fest showcases carefully curated, locally crafted hand-made goods and local cuisine in an open-air bazaar. The streets will host family-friendly entertainment and over 60craft, art, and food vendors, in addition to Troy’s shops, restaurants and historic venues. For the first time ever, River Fest will take place alongside the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market, extending onto neighboring streets, creating many areas to peruse, explore and enjoy. Visitors will also be able to enjoy locally brewed craft beer and beverages in outdoor beer garden areas during the festival. For more information about Downtown Troy, visit DowntownTroy.org. WONDERFUL WETLANDS: Have you ever wondered about the importance of wetlands? Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District invites you to learn about and explore the wonderful world of wetlands at 2p.m. on Saturday, June 16. All are welcome for a relaxing walk along the 1.5miles of nature trails at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center, 1024State Route 66in Ghent, to enjoy the wonders of the wetland world. Please dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet. RSVP to 518-267-3313.