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Thursday, Aug. 30
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting group, 1p.m. to 2:30p.m. 4118State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information. CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe, 570Third Avenue, North Troy is displaying new Fall clothing, purses, and shoes. Throughout September, many new household items will be available, as well as toys, games, puzzles, books, jewelry, lamps and linens. Check it out any Thursday or Saturday, 9a,m, – 1p,m. Call 518-235-3851or visit www.facebook.com/CornerstoneChurchintheburgh for more information.
GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Adult Yoga Hour, 5 p.m. 2455NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Sign up for a van ride to Senior Day at the Schaghticoke Fair. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-6867561to reserve noon dinner or for more information. LITERACY MENTOR TRAINING: Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s innovative literacy and mentoring program for children, Everybody WINS! Power Lunch needs reading mentors and volunteer school coordinators for the 2018-2019school year. Power Lunch pairs elementary school children one-to-one with volunteer mentors to read aloud once a week during lunchtime. Power Lunch aims to increase children’s interest in books and their prospects for school success through reading experiences with caring adults. Trainings for interested volunteers will be held on Thursday, August 30, from 11a.m. - noon at the LVORC office, 71First street, Troy. To register, and for more information, contact Literacy Volunteers at 518-244-4650 or visit www.lvorc.org. RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Computer Help, 5:30 p.m. to 7p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your Get listed: Submit items for the calendar at CALENDAR@TROYRECORD.COM. 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.
SENIOR DAY AT THE FAIR: Join the Everett Wagar Senior Center for a fun filled day at Rensselaer County’s Schaghticoke Fair on Thursday, August 30. Transportation is available for a donation of $1; seating is limited and you must be a Rensselaer County Senior Citizen age 60or older. The van will leave the center (2 Roxborough Road, Grafton) at 9:30a. m. and depart from the fair at 2:30p.m. Fair admission, lunch and amusements are at your own expense. For more information or to make reservations please call 518279-3413. STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join Maria and all your Playgroup friends to read stories, listen to music, move around, make some crafts and, most of all, play! Kids 5and under, along with parents and/ or caregivers, are invited to join in playtime at the library. Siblings are welcome as well! Thursdays at 10a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown. Call 518-733-5750or email email@example.com for more information.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Crafts, 9a.m. Sewing class, 9 a.m. Osteo Aerobics, 10a.m. Health & Wellness activies, 10:30a.m. Line dancing, 1 p.m.19Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518270-5348.
Friday, Aug. 31
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Summer Cinema, 2:30p.m. Bring a blanket or pillow; the library will supply the popcorn. For kids and families. 451Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Farmers’ Market, Fridays 3p.m. – 6p.m. Winery Knitters, 6p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www. brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
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). COUNTDOWN TO ROSH HASHANAH: Music of the Days of Awe: getting reacquainted with the seasonal tunes, their stories and their significance and, perhaps, learning something new. 8p.m., B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420Whitehall Road, Albany. Free and open to all. For more information, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283or office@ bnaisholom.albany.ny.us. GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Adult Art, 5 p.m. 2455NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-2790580for more information. GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK: Family Movie Night, 8 p.m. See a free movie on the shores of Long Pond under the Grafton sky. Bring chairs & blankets and enjoy. Grafton Lakes State Park, 61North Long Pond Road, Grafton. Call 518-279-1155for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Yoga at 10:30a.m. Bingo at 12:30p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561to reserve noon dinner or for more information.
SPRINGWOOD STUDIO: Springwood Studios hosts “Inner Sanctum,” a small exhibition of six artists working in diverse media and subject matter. The artists are Jill Baucom, Jon Gernon, Kathy Greenwood, Jim Lewis, Channing Lefebvre & Sergio Sericolo. An artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30p.m. on Friday, August 31. The exhibition will be open on August 31- September 2and September 8-9 at Springwood Studios Gallery Space, 1544th Street, Troy. For More information please contact curator Jon Gernon at 518-312-1564.
TROY SENIOR CENTER: Entertainment by the Pat Viglucci “Trio.” Aerobics 9:45 a.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 518270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.
Saturday, September 1
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAK
FAST: The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721Snyder’s Corners Road, Poestenkill, will hold its monthly All You Can Eat Breakfast on Saturday, September 1, from 8a.m. - 11a.m. The cost is $8for adults and $3.50for children under 10. CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe, 570Third Avenue, North Troy is displaying new Fall clothing, purses, and shoes. Throughout September, many new household items will be available, as well as toys, games, puzzles, books, jewelry, lamps and linens. Check it out any Thursday or Saturday, 9a,m, – 1p,m. Call 518-235-3851or visit www.facebook.com/CornerstoneChurchintheburgh for more information. COUNTDOWN TO ROSH HASHANAH: Selichot is the late-night penitential service prior to Rosh Hashanah. 9p.m., B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420Whitehall Road, Albany. Free and open to all. For more information, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-4825283or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY FUN HIKE: Meet at Blueberry Hill West trailhead #5at Albany Pine Bush Preserve and hike over rolling terrain with sand dunes and occasional tree roots. Children under 18must be accompanied by an adult. 11 a.m., Pitch Pine Road, Albany. Reservations required; call 518-456-0655or visit www.albanypinebush.org/ events.
MENANDS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Story time is 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Be there when the library closes to enjoy a story, read, sing and play for about 30minutes. For ages 2-4, but all are welcome. The Menands Public Library is located at 4 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-463-4035. SCHODACK ISLAND STATE PARK: Guided nature walk, 1p.m. Meet at the Main Comfort Station and join a park naturalist for a leisurely walk on the parks trails. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. Park admission $6. For more information call 518-732-0187or email email@example.com. THACHER PARK NATURE CENTER: Meet some wild neighbors up close and personal and learn about where and how they live. Wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will introduce some of the birds of prey and other animals in her care at 10a.m. Learn what to do if you find an abandoned or injured animal and how to help prevent wildlife emergencies. Please bring a donation to support Kelly’s work. Call 518-8720800for more information. YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11a.m. on Sat- urdays and Sundays from June 23through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746or www. yaddo.org.
YARD SALE: The Melrose Methodist Church holds a yard sale on September 1 featuring all types of household goods, books, and much more, plus a great homemade baked goods sale. 9a.m. - 3p.m., 20 Church Street, Melrose.
Sunday, Sept. 2
PAPSCANEE ISLAND NATURE WALK: Led by David Chinery from Cornell Cooperative Extension, enjoy a one-hour walk through the Paoscanee Island Nature Preserve and discover the various species of plants and animals that make the 156-acre Preserve and Hudson River shoreline their home. Trails are relatively flat with some uneven surface and slight ascents/descents, exposed tree roots and limbs. 9a.m., Staats Island Road, Castleton. Regsiter by August 30 by callilng 518-270-2888. 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. YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 23through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746or www. yaddo.org.
Monday, Sept. 3
INTRODUCING GNOSTIC PHILOSOPHY: “The Wisdom to Allow Change” is a free Public Talk and Meditation introducing Gnostic Philosophy at Heartspace Yoga on Second Street in Troy. from 7p.m. - 8p.m. This is offered by NAGA - Troy, a 501(c)3. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://troy-gnosis.squarespace.com/.
USS SLATER: USS SLATER will be open to the public for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. on Monday, September 3. Typically, the ship is closed on Monday and Tuesday for continuing restoration, but exceptions are made for significant holidays. Take this opportunity to visit the only Destroyer Escort afloat in America and experience first-hand how the “Greatest Generation” fought, lived, and worked. USS SLATER is located on the Hudson River in Downtown Albany at the intersection of Broadway and Quay Street. Admission is $9for adults and $7for children.
Call 518-431-1943for more information or visit www. ussslater.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Personal Safety for Kids, 2:30p.m. In this personal safety program for elementary age children, educators from the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center will discuss boundaries in regards to personal space, such as comfortable and uncomfortable touches. Please note: explicit body parts will be mentioned in this program. For grades K-5and families. 451Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30a.m. 4118State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: Tuesday for Tots, “Mini Engineers,” 10:30a.m. for ages 2-5. A special time for younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skils in a fun and social environment including sensory play, crafts and activities with friends. Free with museum admission. 69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-5845540or visit www.cmssny. 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, 10:30a.m. Van transportation available. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561for noon dinner reservations and more information. MAR-A-LAGO: The magnificent Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Beach FL was built between 1924 and 1927for Marjorie Merriweather Post, founder of the General Foods empire. Hoping to turn the estate into the Winter White House for future presidents and foreign dignitaries, Marjorie bequeathed it to the United States Government. Her dream came true in 2017 when Donald Trump became the 45th president. Palm Beach historian Richard René Silvin talks on “Mara-Lago from Cereal Heiress to Winter White House” at Ventfort Hall, 104Walker Street in Lenox MA, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. His talk will be followed by a Victorian tea to conclude Ventfort Hall’s summer Tea and Talk series. Tickets are $26for advance reservations and $32day of the event. For information or reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206or visit email@example.com. 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-school Storytime for ages 2-6, 11a.m. Siblings welcome. 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. SPIRITUAL CINEMA: Bring a dish to share and enjoy a few Spiritual Cinema Circle short films. Donations welcome. 6:30p.m., Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn Commons, 156Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918. TROY SENIOR CENTER: 9 a.m., Knitting and Crocheting. 10:30a.m., Health & Wellness activities. Arts 4 Vets meets every Tuesday at 10:30a.m. Call 2705349to make a noon lunch reservation, or 270-5348 for more information.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
BACK TO SCHOOL CLOSET: The Back to School Closet located at Bethany Church, 21N. Lyons Avenue, Menands, is open Wednesday evenings from 6p.m. - 7:30p.m. through September 12and Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m. - 10:30a.m. The Closet accepts all school items but especially needs two pocket folders, composition books, highlighters, Kleenex, dry erase markers, loose leaf paper binders and Ziploc bags in quart and gallon size. Contact Carol Darmetko at 518-396-7580 or Jean Parker at 518-5279928if you want to drop off donations, or for further information. 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.brunswicklibrary.org for more information. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT SARATOGA: The Story Corner, 11a.m. for ages 3and up. Explore new stories on the front patio and develop early-literacy skills through multi-sensory activities, projects and crafts. Indoors during inclement weather. Free with museum admission. 69Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs. Phone 518-584-5540or visit www.cmssny.org for more information.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bone Builders, 10:30a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10a.m. - 2p.m. Cards. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561for more information.