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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 BREAK­FAST: 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. - 11 a.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 518-235-3851 or visit www.face­book.com/ Corner­stoneChurchinthe­burgh for more in­for­ma­tion. COUNT­DOWN TO ROSH HASHANAH: Seli­chot is the late-night pen­i­ten­tial ser­vice prior to Rosh Hashanah. 9 p.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 518-482-5283 or of­fice@bnaisholom.al­bany. ny.us.

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 1p.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 4N. Lyons Av­enue, Menands. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-463-4035. SCHODACK IS­LAND STATE PARK: Guided na­ture walk, 1 p.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 ap­pro- pri­ate footwear. Park ad­mis­sion $6. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-732-0187or email ash­ley.drum@parks.ny.gov. 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 518-872-0800for 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 11 a.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.

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., 20Church 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 30by 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 14from 9 a.m. - 1p.m. at the Water­ford Har­bor Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 1 Tug­boat 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 11 a.m. on Satur­days and Sun-

days from June 23through Septem­ber 2.. Meet at the en­trance to the gar­dens. Ad­mis­sion $10per per­son. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Yaddo at 518-5840746or 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 gno­sis.troy.ny@gmail.com or https://troyg­no­sis.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 info@gildedage.org. 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. MENANDS PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. is Tech Ad­vice Night at the Menands Pub­lic Li­brary. Can’t fig­ure out how to set up your new phone? Want to know what’s up with your data plan? Don’t know how to get pictures onto your com­puter? The li­brary’s res­i­dent dig­i­tal na­tive, Ted, can help. Ap­point­ments aren’t nec­es­sary, but they are rec­om­mended. The Menands Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 4N. Lyons Av­enue, Menands. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-4634035. MIND­FUL PRAC­TICES GROUP: All (in­clud­ing Be­gin­ners) are wel­come; med­i­ta­tion in­struc­tion is avail­able. The meet­ing for­mat in­cludes walk­ing and sit­ting med­i­ta­tion, dharma pre­sen­ta­tion, and shar­ing dharma-re­lated ex­pe­ri­ences. Wed­nes­days 6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m., RPI’s New­man Cen­ter Hos­pi­tal­ity House--4Sherry 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. TOWN OF PITTSTOWN SE­NIORS: The reg­u­lar monthly meet­ing for the Town of Pittstown Se­niors well be Septem­ber 5at the Raymer­town Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment lo­cated on Ma­son Lane in Raymer­town. The meet­ing will be­gin with a cov­ered dish lunch at 11:45a.m. with busi­ness meet­ing to fol­low. There are many ex­cit­ing events com­ing for the fall, in­clud­ing the lunch cruise on Lake Ge­orge on Septem­ber 11. Oc­to­ber events will be dis­cussed at the Septem­ber meet­ing. TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Cap­tain JP cruise; call 518-270-5348for de­tails. Aer­o­bics 9:30a.m. Health & Well­ness ac­tiv­i­ties 10:30 a.m. Bingo 12:45p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “El­lio,” 1 p.m. - 2:45p.m.19Third Street, Troy. To make reser­va­tions for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-2705348.

VOLKSWALK JOHNSTOWN: A volkswalk is a recre­ation­ally-paced, premapped walk in a cul­tur­ally or his­tor­i­cally in­ter­est­ing area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great op­por­tu­ni­ties for ex­er­cise and so­cia­bil­ity. On Septem­ber 5, a guided walk through Johnstown starts at 10a.m. from Johnstown City Hall, 41 E. Main Street. Regis­tra­tion for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www.walkescv.org. WATER­FORD LIONS CLUB: The Water­ford Lions Club will hold their next din­ner meet­ing at McGreivey’s Restau­rant, Water­ford on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 5 at 5:30pm.. The Lions Club as­sists those in need of hear­ing and vi­sion as­sis­tance and also sup­ports many com­mu­nity out­reach pro­grams such as Water­ford-Half­moon Back­Pack pro­gram, schol­ar­ships, food pantry. The Lions Club in­vites any­one in­ter­ested in be­ing part of this com­mu­nity-ori­ented pro­gram to at­tend the din­ner meet­ing to find out more about the or­ga­ni­za­tion. To make a reser­va­tion for the din­ner meet­ing, con­tact Florence at 518-209-8073.

Thurs­day, Sept. 6

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. brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: Science Ex­plor­ers, 10:30a.m. for all ages. A pop­u­lar weekly pro­gram where kids dis­cover the dif­fer­ent ways in which science is all around us. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. 69Caro­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-584-5540or visit www.cmssny.org for more in­for­ma­tion. COM­MU­NITY BIBLE STUDY VIS­I­TORS’ DAY: Tri-State North­east Com­mu­nity Bible Study will have a Vis­i­tor’s Day on the first class day of the year, Thurs­day, Septem­ber 6, from 10 a.m. - 12:15p.m. at Hoosick Falls Com­mu­nity Al­liance Church, 484Hill Road. Classes meet weekly dur­ing the school year. There are small dis­cus­sion groups and a large group teach­ing each Thurs­day. Open to all ages and de­nom­i­na­tions. Visit south­ern­ver­mont.cb­sclass.org or the na­tional web­site, com­mu­ni­ty­biblestudy.org, for more in­for­ma­tion. For fur­ther ques­tions, con­tact Mary Batcheller at 518686-3166or mary.batcheller@gmail.com, or Linda Len­nox at len­nox.linda@gmail.com. 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: Rosh Hashanah be­gins at sunset on Sun­day, Septem­ber 9. On Septem­ber 6, an “Are We Ready?” ser­vice ties ev­ery­thing to­gether on the fi­nal Shab­bat of the year. 6p.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 of­fice@bnaisholom.al­bany.ny.us.

GRAFTON COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Adult Yoga Hour, 5p.m. 2455NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.grafton­com­mu­nityli­brary.org or call 518-279-0580for more in­for­ma­tion.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Bingo, 12:45p.m. Cards. Van Trans­porta­tion avail­able. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-6867561to re­serve noon din­ner or for more in­for­ma­tion. INTERFAITH STORY HOUR: Ac­cord­ing to this month’s guest teller, Ashok Ra­ma­sub­ra­ma­nian, true seek­ers are few, the path is in­stantly hard, but the re­wards are in­fi­nite. As­so­ci­ate Pro­fes­sor of Me­chan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing at Union Col­lege, Ashok’s sto­ries have been fea­tured on the Moth Ra­dio Hour car­ried lo­cally on WAMC-FM. 7p.m. - 9 p.m., Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist So­ci­ety of Sch­enec­tady, 1221Wen­dell Av­enue, Sch­enec­tady. Come share your sto­ries re­lated to the theme of “Seek­ing Truth,” or just come to lis­ten. Free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Au­drey Sei­d­man at 518-459-0661 or sei­d­manau­drey@ya­hoo.com or visit www.with­our­voice.org/ifs.

MASONS: The Apol­loKing Solomon’s Lodge #13F.& A.M. will meet on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 6, at 7:30p.m. at the Troy Ma­sonic Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 39 Brunswick Road. The theme for the evening is “Wel­come Back.” There will be a so­cial hour at 5:30p.m. and a din­ner at 6:30p.m. Make reser­va­tions to the Ju­nior War­den, Fran­cis P. Burek, at 518-322-7966, or email bluet­ick7175@gmail.com, or visit ma­son­son­line. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Teen An­ime Club for ages 13-18, 4p.m. - 6 p.m. Com­puter Help, 5:30 p.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://rens­se­laer­li­brary. org/ or visit the li­brary’s Face­book page, http://www.face­book.com/Rens­se­laer­Li­brary.

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., 472NY-43, Stephen­town. Call 518-733-5750or email direc­tor@stephen­town­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

TROY CEN­TER: Ev­ery­one is wel­come to sing along with en­ter­tainer Bob Mar­cello as he per­forms the great­est songs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s at Troy Cen­ter. All fam­i­lies and friends are wel­come to this free monthly en­gage­ment. Bob will per­form the first Thurs­day of ev­ery month from 2:30p.m. to 3:30p.m. The Troy Cen­ter is lo­cated at 49Marvin Av­enue in Troy. Please con­tact Billejo Sass at 518-2736646or by email at bsass@troy­cen­ter.net for more in­for­ma­tion. TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Crafts, 9a.m. Sewing class, 9a.m. Os­teo Aer­o­bics, 10 a.m. Health & Well­ness ac­tivies, 10:30a.m. Line danc­ing, 1p.m. Movie and Munch: con­tact the cen­ter for more in­for­ma­tion. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reser­va­tions for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518270-5348.

Fri­day, Sept. 7

BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, Fri­days 3p.m. – 6 p.m. Ap­ple Cider so­cial 3 p.m. - 6p.m. Paint Your Mug, 6p.m. Adults, please call 518-279-4023to reg­is­ter. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

CASTLETON FARM­ERS MAR­KET: The Castletonon-Hud­son Farm­ers & Ar­ti­sans Mar­ket (COHFAM) will be held ev­ery Fri­day from June 1to Septem­ber 28, from 4:30p.m. -7:30p.m. at the cor­ner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Av­enue (150).

CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM AT SARATOGA: Grow­ing Up Green gar­den club for ages 2and up, 11a.m. This pro­gram in­tro­duces the art and science of gar­den­ing and in­creases chil­dren’s aware­ness of botany, out­door re­cre­ation and nutri­tion. Free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion.69 Caro­line Street, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-5845540or visit www.cmssny. org for more in­for­ma­tion. EVERETT WAGAR SE­NIOR CEN­TER: On Fri­day, Septem­ber 7, at 11a.m. there will be a Mem­ber­ship Meet­ing at the Everett Wagar Se­nior Cen­ter, 2Roxbor­ough Road, Grafton. All mem­bers are wel­come and en­cour­aged to at­tend and be a part of the de­ci­sions that af­fect your se­nior cen­ter. Stay for a noon meal (en­trée: Grilled Chicken Salad Cold Plate af­ter the meet­ing for a sug­gested do­na­tion of $3. To make reser­va­tions for lunch, call the cen­ter at 518-2793413.

FIRST FRI­DAY DE­VO­TIONAL SER­VICES: St. Joseph’s Ro­man Catholic Church, lo­cated at 600State Street, (cor­ner of State and Lafayette Streets), Sch­enec­tady, holds its spe­cial First Fri­day De­vo­tional Ser­vices on Septem­ber 7. Fol­low­ing the 12:15p.m. Mass, there will be Devo­tions to the Sa­cred Heart of Je­sus, in­clud­ing ex­po­si­tion of the Blessed Sacra­ment. The pub­lic is cor­dially in­vited. St. Joseph’s Church is handi-

capped ac­ces­si­ble and park­ing is avail­able in the park­ing lot be­hind the Church. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by call­ing 518-374-4466, Ext. 13.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30p.m. Cards. Sign up for Le­gal Aid ap­point­ments. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561to re­serve noon din­ner or for more in­for­ma­tion.

OPALKAGALLERY: Open­ing re­cep­tion for “Sharon Bates:Ex­hibit B,” 6p.m. - 8p.m., Sage Col­lege of Al­bany, 140New Scot­land Av­enue, Al­bany. The ex­hibit runs from Au­gust 28- Oc­to­ber 13. Visit Sage.edu/ Opalka for more de­tails. RUMMAGE SALE: Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580Cen­tral Ave., Colonie, will hold a Rummage Sale on Fri­day, Septem­ber 7, from 9a.m. to 4p.m., and Satur­day, Septem­ber 8, from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Items for sale in­clude cloth­ing, shoes, house­hold items, books, CDs and DVDs, baby items, toys, fur­ni­ture, linens, tow­els, col­lectibles, hol­i­day items and more. Lunch will be avail­able for sale both days from 11a.m. – 1p.m.

TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Aer­o­bics 9:45a.m. NY Con­nects Re­source Fair, 11a.m. - 1p.m. Bingo 12:45p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “El­lio,” 1p.m. - 2:45p.m. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reser­va­tions for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518270-5348.

WARWITH IRAN?: “Is War With Iran In­evitable?” will be pre­sented by Dr. Bah­man Azad, re­tired pro­fes­sor of eco­nomics and so­ci­ol­ogy and former act­ing direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Mid­dle Eastern Stud­ies at Rut­gers Univer­sity. Dr. Azad served as a lieu­tenant in the Ira­nian Air Force and is or­ga­ni­za­tional sec­re­tary of the U.S. Peace Coun­cil, co-chair of Iran Pledge of Resistance, NGO rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the World Peace Coun­cil at the U.N., and co­or­di­na­tor of the Coali­tion Against U.S. For­eign Mil­i­tary Bases. 7:30p.m., Moun­tain View Stu­dio, 20Moun­tain­view Ave., Wood­stock. Sug­gested do­na­tion $10. Spon­sored by: Mid­dle East Cri­sis Re­sponse mideast­cri­sis.org, Hud­son Val­ley BDS hud­son­va­l­leybds. org, Jewish Voice for PeaceHV jv­phud­son­va­l­ley.org, and Veter­ans for Peace. Con­tact: mecr@mideast­cri­sis.org or 845-876-7906.

WIL­LIAMS CHAM­BER PLAY­ERS: The Wil­liams Col­lege De­part­ment of Mu­sic presents the Wil­liams Cham­ber Play­ers in their first con­cert of the sea­son, fea­tur­ing works by De­bussy, Bern­stein and Beethoven. 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This free event is open to the pub­lic. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall is lo­cated at 54 Chapin Hall Drive in Bern­hard Mu­sic Cen­ter on the Wil­liams Col­lege cam­pus; see www. wil­liams.edu/home/cam­pusmap/.

Satur­day, Sept. 8

AARP DRIVERS’ SAFETY COURSE: 11a.m., Brunswick Com­mu­nity Li­brary. Please call the li­brary at 518-2794023for more de­tails. AR­ME­NIAN FES­TI­VAL: Live mu­sic, chil­dren’s rides, shish ke­bob din­ners, Ar­me­nian pas­tries and Lah­ma­joun for sale. Noon - 8p.m., Holy Cross Ar­me­nian Church, 255Spring Av­enue, Troy. For Lah­ma­joun or­ders, call Betty at 518-421-9309. For more in­for­ma­tion call Sonia at 518-951-9700, An­tranig at 518-331-8559, or email HCAr­me­ni­an­pic­nic@gmail.com.

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 9a.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.

CHICKEN BBQ: Gilead Lutheran Church serves ½ chicken, baked potato, corn, coleslaw, roll, home­made pie from 4p.m. - 6p.m. for $10. Eat in, take out, walk-ins wel­come. Call Jen at 518248-1295for reser­va­tions. Gilead Lutheran Church is lo­cated at the cor­ner of NY 7and route 278(Brick Church Road) in the Town of Brunswick.

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 518-235-3851 or visit www.face­book.com/ Corner­stoneChurchinthe­burgh for more in­for­ma­tion. KAYAKING 4MESO: The 4th an­nual Kayaking 4Meso event is a pad­dle to raise aware­ness and do­na­tions for Me­sothe­lioma re­search. Launch at 9:30a.m. from the Flight Lock Road launch in Water­ford for an ap­prox. 7.5 mile pad­dle through six locks, with a NYS Po­lice es­cort. Par­tic­i­pants will need a kayak, pad­dle and PFD. $40 regis­tra­tion fee; reg­is­ter at www.kayak­ing4meso.org or emial mark­wells@kayak­ing4meso.org. All pro­ceeds will be do­nated to the Me­sothe­lioma Ap­plied Re­search Foun­da­tion. Fes­tiv­i­ties will con­tinue at Half­moon Light­house Park, 589Hud­son River Road, from 1p.m. - 4 p.m.

MELVILLE HOUSE: The Lans­ing­burgh His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety opens the Her­man Melville House and gar­den for tours and a tag sale on Septem­ber 8from 10a.m. to 2p.m. The sec­ond in a series of Christ­mas or­na­ments de­pict­ing well known his­tor­i­cal sites in the Burgh will be avail­able, along with a new “Burgh” cap. The Melville House is lo­cated at 2114th Street, Troy.

MENANDS PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Story time is 1p.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 4N. Lyons Av­enue, Menands. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-463-4035. PEE­BLES IS­LAND STATE PARK: Join an en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tor on Satur­day, Septem­ber 8, at 11a.m. at Pee­bles Is­land State Park for an an­i­mal-themed walk to learn about the dif­fer­ent species in the park. This pro­gram will meet at the Vis­i­tor Cen­ter and en­joy an hour­long, two-mile walk around the park. This pro­gram is open to all ages, but has been de­signed for fam­i­lies with chil­dren ages 5and up. The hike will be can­celled in the event of heavy rain. Regis­tra­tion is re­quired for this pro­gram; please call Kim Hill at 518-584-2000, ext. 111, or email Kim.Hill@parks.ny.gov.

RAWMILKTALK: Mark McAfee, founder and chair­man of Raw Milk In­sti­tute, presents “Raw Milk” Like No Other Food on Earth.” 2p.m., Church­town Dairy, 357County Route 12, Hud­son. Ad­mis­sion free; do­na­tions wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact info@church­towndairy.org or 518-851-2042, or visit www.church­towndairy.org. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Dream-Catcher Dé­cor, 1p.m. Cre­ate a dream catcher to dec­o­rate your room. For ages 9-17. Please sign up in ad­vance. 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.

RUMMAGE SALE: Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580Cen­tral Ave., Colonie, will hold a Rummage Sale on Fri­day, Septem­ber 7, from 9a.m. to 4p.m., and Satur­day, Septem­ber 8, from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Items for sale in­clude cloth­ing, shoes, house­hold items, books, CDs and DVDs, baby items, toys, fur­ni­ture, linens, tow­els, col­lectibles, hol­i­day items and more.Lunch will be avail­able for sale both days from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. A ‘Bag Sale’ on Satur­day will be held from 2 p.m. to 3p.m.

TASTE OF TROY FOOD TOUR: Taste of Troy food tours pro­vide a unique op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the beau­ti­ful down­town river­front while sam­pling foods and bev­er­ages from es­tab­lish­ments help­ing to re­vi­tal­ize this his­toric city. Ar­rive by 9:45a.m. Tour starts from 275River Street at 10a.m. $49per per­son, chil­dren 3-12$29. Fee in­cludes a pro­gres­sive brunch/lunch. Book tick­ets be­fore Septem­ber 6by call­ing 518-495-2277or at www. tas­te­oftroy­food­tours.com. UN­CLE SAM: MAN & LEG­END: Ex­plore sites as­so­ci­ated with Sa­muel Wil­son, aka Un­cle Sam, in­clud­ing his home and the site of the meat pack­ing plant that made him fa­mous dur­ing the War of 1812. Tour starts at 10:30a.m. at the Troy Wa­ter­front Farmer’s Mar­ket in­for­ma­tion booth, Mon­u­ment Square, River Street, Troy. $10adults, $5Rens­se­laer County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety mem­bers, chil­dren un­der 12 free. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-272-7232or email kshee­han@rchon­line.org. TROY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: The Up­per Hud­son Li­brary Ex­pe­di­tion en­cour­ages pa­trons to visit all 36branches in the Up­per Hud­son Li­brary Sys­tem in Septem­ber, Oc­to­ber, and Novem­ber. On Satur­day, Septem­ber 8, the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary will have a fam­ily sto­ry­time at 11a.m. with spe­cial guest Bad Kitty. Drop in crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties will be held from noon - 3 p.m. Pick up your Ex­pe­di­tion map, earn prizes as you go, and visit all the branches to be­come a 36er! The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary Main branch is lo­cated at 100Se­cond Street, down­town Troy. WALKWITHADOC: The Walk With A Doc pro­gram is geared to­ward help­ing peo­ple im­prove their health and get ac­tive. Pro­ceed at your own pace while walk­ing with doc­tors from Cap­i­tal Car­di­ol­ogy As­so­ci­ates, Troy As­so­ci­ates of Car­di­ol­ogy, Sa­mar­i­tan Hospi­tal and St. Mary’s Hospi­tal in a fun, free walk­ing pro­gram. Upon con­clu­sion of the walk, nurses will take blood pres­sure and physi­cians will take your ques­tions. The walk takes place on the sec­ond Satur­day of each month. Regis­tra­tion starts at 7:30a.m. Walk starts at 8a..m at River­front Park, River and Ful­ton streets, Troy. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-833-6479 or email col­larci­tyra­m­ble@gmail.com.

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