Sunday, Nov. 11
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council at 328Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, will host their November, “All You Can Eat Breakfast” on Sunday November 11, from 8:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Adults $9, Children 5-10 $4and under 5Free. ARMISTICE CENTENNIAL: At 11a.m. on Sunday, November 11, the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, members and supporters of the Irish American Heritage Museum will lay a wreath at the World War I monument at the corner of New Scotland and Lake avenues in Albany. Immediately following, there will be a brunch at the Irish American Heritage Museum, 380Broadway, Albany. Elizabeth Stack, Ph.D., executive director of the Irish American Heritage Museum, will give a short lecture on the Irish- and German-American response to World War I, and Debbie Brennan and Margaret LaschCarroll, the granddaughters of two World War I veterans, will present extracts from their grandfather’s diaries and letters home. For more information, visit Irish-US.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518-417-1916. BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Linda Russell and her trio explore the marching tunes, humorous ditties, love songs and wistful laments popular while the Great War raged in Europe a century ago in “Over There – Songs of World War 1,” a Little Sunday Music program from 2p.m. – 3p.m. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. BIG BANG THEORY: Overwhelming evidence indicates that the universe began as a point and has been expanding ever since. Recent discoveries indicate that the visible part of the universe accounts for only about 5% of its energy (or mass), the rest coming from dark matter or dark energy. Dr. Vivek Jain, Associate Professor of Physics at UAlbany and a specialist in elementary particle physics, will discuss these concepts and unanswered questions about the universe at 1:15p.m. in Room 224of the Albany Sage Colleges campus, New Scotland Avenue and Academy Road, Albany. A meet and Greet proceeds the program at 12:30p.m. Presented by the Capital District Humanist Society., the program is free. For details or directions call 518-533-2666or visit www. humanistsociety.org. BROUGHT TO LIGHT: Free screenings are scheduled throughout the Capital Region for the documentary “Brought to Light: Unearthing the His- tory of an African-American Cemetery in Kinderhook NY.” The North Chatham Free Library hosts the film and a Q& A with filmmaker Barbara Reina on Sunday, November 11, from 3p.m. – 5p.m. at 4287NY203, North Chatham. For more information on the film, visit https://barbarareina.com/ kinderhook-documentary. CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE: The Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra is joined by guest soloists in performances of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola and what is believed to be the first performance by a regionally-based ensemble of Robert D. Levin’s completion of the Requiem, Mozart’s unfinished last work. CITV Artistic Director David Smith will conduct. Soloists include violinist Helena Baillie (Bard), violist Judith Nelson (NY Philharmonic), soprano Paulina Swierczek, alto Chloë Schaaf, tenor Eric Finbarr Carey, and baritone Wayne Arthur Paul. 3p.m., Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21Broad Street. Contribution $20. For further information and reservations please visit www.concertsinthevillage.org, or call 518758-6869.
FAIR TRADE SALE: The Capital Region community will have an opportunity to purchase beautiful fair trade products and Judaica for this holiday season and help people in need through B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s Fair Trade Sale, Judaica Sale, and clothing and blood drives on Sunday, November 11, from 9a.m. – 4p.m. at 420 Whitehall Road, Albany. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on hand from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., while the sale starts at 10a.m. B’nai Sholom will also accept clean, gently used winter clothes and shoes for donation to those in need throughout the Capital Region. For more information about the sales and drives, visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org or contact the B’nai Sholom office: at 518-482-5283or email@example.com. ny.us.
NEWYORK STATE MUSEUM: “Remembering New York’s Colonial past through Archaeology, History and Art,” with William Starna, professor emeritus of anthropology at SUNY Oneonta; Paul Huey, retired senior archaeologist at the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; and artist Len Tantillo. 2p.m. – 4p.m., 222Madison Avenue, Albany. Free and open to the public.
NORTH CHATHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
For over three years the bell at North Chatham United Methodist Church has been silent while church members planned and raised funds for needed repairs. Made in Troy in 1866, the bell is ready to ring again for Veterans Day. The public is invited to a dedication ceremony on Sunday, November 11, at 1p.m., featuring the EmBELLisments of East Greenbush United Methodist Church under the direction of Cynthia Reineke and a salute to veterans. 4274 Route 203, North Chatham. For more information call 518766-3535.
ST. PETERSBURG ENSEMBLE: The St. Petersburg Ensemble will sing the responses in Slavonic at the 9:30a.m. Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 67Saratoga Street, Cohoes. Lunch will be served and a small concert will follow around 11:30a.m. All are invited free of charge. SANFORD TOWN LIBRARY: Army veteran Ryan Smithson talks about his service as an engineer in Iraq and writing as therapy after he returned home. 2p.m., William K. Sanford Town Library, Albany Shaker Road, Albany. Free and open to the public. For more information call 518-8100314or visit colonielibrary.org. STEPHENTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Paul Raider and others will give an illustrated talk on the World War I homefront to mark the centennial of the armistice ending the Great War. 2p.m., Stephentown Heritage Center, 4Staples Road at the corner of Garfield Road. The program is free and the building is handicapped accessible. For directions, call 518-7330010.
SUNNY SUNDAYS: Sunny Sundays are your opportunity to take a safe glimpse at the sun. Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate their 14inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to safely look at the sun and search for sunspots. Other objects such as the moon and planets may also be visible. In the event of poor weather, there will be handson indoor activities instead. The observatory will be open from 1p.m. - 2:30p.m. every Sunday through December 30. miSci galleries will be open continuously from noon – 5 p.m. Access to the observatory or activities is free with museum admission ($12Adult, $10Senior, $8Child) at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, 15Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. THACHER NATURE CENTER: November is a great time to observe birds at feeders and in your backyard. Try out binoculars, learn to use a field guide, and get tips to help
you to identify almost any bird species during Thacher Nature Center’s Beginning Birding event at 2p.m. Learn about Citizen Science and a project you can contribute to from the comfort of your own home, discuss different types of bird seed and feeders, and conduct a Project FeederWatch count. Bring binoculars and field guide or borrow them from the Nature Center. This indoor program is free and open to adults & children ages 7& up. Call 518-872-0800to register.
VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST: The monthly breakfast at VFW Post 1938, 242 Poplar Avenue, Valley Falls, from 8a.m. – 11a.m. will be free for veterans. Ages 13 and older $8, ages 5-12$4, under 5free.
Monday, Nov. 12
ALBANY INSTITUTE: The Albany Institute of History & Art offers free admission to its galleries on Veterans’ Day, November 12, from 10 a.m. – 5p.m. Guests are invited to visit current exhibits, participate in a drop-in art making project about bald eagles, and meet representatives from animalwelfare organizations on “Friends of Animals Day.” Free admission is sponsored by M&T Bank. The Albany Institute is located at 125 Washington Avenue, Albany. Free parking is available in the lost at the corner of Elk and Dove streets. For more information, visit www. albanyinstitute.org or call 518-463-4478.
ALBANY PINE BUSH: How do you protect yourself in the event of danger? Many animals of the Pine Bush Preserve have their own ways of protecting themselves from predators. Drop in for a brief indoor presentation and craft followed by a short hike to look for evidence these animals may leave behind. Suitable for ages 6-10with caregivers. 10:30a.m., Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195New Karner Road. Free and open to the public; reservations are required for all attendees regardless of age. Children under 18must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518456-0655, or visit www. AlbanyPineBush.org/events. BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Daybooks discusses “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway at 1:30 p.m. Copies are available at the information desk. Largeprint audio and downloadable copies may also be available. Let’s Create: Stop Motion Shorts, 2p.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 9and up. Work in teams to create stopmotion shorts using Legos and iPads. Sign up online at bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 518-439-9314. “Philosophy of Philanthropy: The Ethics of Giving and Taking” with Dr. Erzsebet Fazekas, 7p.m. – 8:30p.m. Part of a series grant-funded and sponsored by Humanities New York. 451Delaware Avenue, Delmar.
USS SLATER: The USS SLATER Veterans Day observance will be held Monday, November 12, at 9 a.m. on the Hudson River in Downtown Albany, just south of the Dunn Memorial Bridge. The public is invtited to attend. After the observance, the only WWII Destroyer Escort afloat in America will be open to the public for guided tours until 4p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7for children. USS SLATER will remain open Wednesdays through Sundays, excepting Thanksgiving Day, from 10a.m. – 4 p.m. through November 25. Call 518-431-1943for more information.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY: David Guistina of WAMC reviews David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.” 12:15p.m., 161Washington Avenue, Albany. For more information call 518-4274300.
AMERICAN REVOLUTION ROUND TABLE: On Tuesday, November 13, the American Revolution Round Table: Hudson/Mohawk Valleys and Siena College’s McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution present “Benedict Arnold at Saratoga: How a Newly Discovered Letter Changed History” by Saratoga National Historical Park Ranger/Historian Eric Schnitzer. The event starts at 6:30p.m. with time for socializing and networking, followed by the program at 7p.m. at Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd, Albany, in the Roger Bacon Building, Room 202, also known as Key Auditorium. Parking is free; please park in Lots L, F or G. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation. There will also be a book sale; cash, check or credit card is accepted. To register, please provide your names(s), telephone number in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 518-7745669.
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Tai Chi for Health, 4p.m. No experience needed; all ages and abilities welcome. Library board meeting, 6p.m. Open to the public. Chess Club, 5:30p.m. or 6:30p.m. Sign up for one session and try your hand with the library’s teen volunteers. For grades K-5; all experience levels welcome. 451Delaware Avenue, Delmar. BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. 4118State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information. CHENEY LIBRARY: Children’s Story Hour, 10a.m. – 11a.m. Between the Covers Book Club, 6:30p.m. 73 Classic Street, Hoosick Falls. Visit www.cheneylibrary.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. DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING: The Williams College Davis Center, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Multicultural Education Resource Center, and the Bennington College Engagement Center, will co-host a screening of the film “No Más Bebés,” which recounts the stories of Latina immigrant women in Los Angeles who were involuntarily sterilized after giving birth in the 1960s and 1970s. A conversation with Hannah Noel, assistant professor of English and communications at MCLA, will follow the film. This screening in the Social Change Film Series takes place on Tuesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Sullivan Lounge in North Adams MA. For more information on the series, visit https://daviscenter.williams.edu/programs/the-social-changefilm-series/.
EAST SIDE SENIORS:
The next East Side Seniors meeting is scheduled for November 13at 1p.m. at the American Legion post in Wynantskill. Team 6will be the host/hostesses for lunch. The bocce league needs substitutes; call Barb at 518-674-8325if you’re interested.
HALF MOONBUTTON CLUB: The Half Moon Button Club meets on Tuesday, November 13, at 11a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Social time starts at 11a.m., followed by the business meeting at noon and Phyllis Dunn’s program on Paris Back Buttons. Bring a bag lunch; dessert will be provided. For more information call Lisa at 518-4697420or Kristi at 518-8698125. Everyone is welcome. HONOR A DECEASED VETERAN: Clarence C. Buhl, Jr., who served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and his stepson William W. Loughlin, who served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, will be honored at a ceremony held on November 13at 8:30a.m. in the Legislative Chambers, Third Floor, Rensselaer County Office Building, 1600Seventh Avenue, Troy. Buhl was a Mechanical Specialist who later worked for Montgomery Ward and as a bus driver for the East Greenbush Central School. Loughlin earned the National Defense Security Medal while specializing in the electrical field and later worked as a mechanic for the Albany department of general services. For more information call the Rensselaer County Veterans’ Service Agency at 518-2702760.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: French Toast breakfast, 9:30a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Card party day, 10a.m. Van transportation available for local errands. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561for more information. LANSINGBURGH EAGLES: The Lansingburgh Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3773 will meet on Tuesday, November 13, at 7p.m. at their rooms, 513Fifth Avenue, Lansingburgh.
NORTH GREENBUSH PUBLIC LIBRARY: Tuesdays at 11a.m. are special times at the library as Story Time with Mrs. Greene opens new horizons for the littlest patrons while teaching them the joy of reading. Story Time is held at the library at 141Main Avenue in Wynantskill.
PIE SALE: Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place will host a pie sale and tasting on Tuesday, November 13 from 2p.m. to 4p.m. Sample freshly baked pies made by Melbourne’s Chef James Burden and take home your favorites just in time for the holidays. A portion of the pie sale’s proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity. For more information or to RSVP, call 413-499-1992. Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place is located at 140Melbourne Road, Pittsfield MA. 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. RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pre-K Storytime, 11a.m. Computer Help, 1p.m. to 3p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered. Special Halloween treats put together by the library staff will be served to kids and teens at 3p.m. 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. SHINE A LIGHT ON LUNG CANCER: Members of the public are invited to attend a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event from 6:30to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13at the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center, 62New Scotland Avenue. Speakers include Albany Med’s Thomas Fabian, M.D., section chief of thoracic surgery, as well as lung cancer survivors and caregivers. A moment of remembrance will be held to honor those who have been lost to the disease, and there will be an opportunity to connect with other attendees. The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS: The local group of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226Old Loudon Road. All persons 16and older with any interest in the art of magic are welcome to enjoy a fun evening. For more information, or a link to a local magician, visit www.SAM24. SYNTHASITE.COM.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Troy Public Library Finance Committee meets at 5:15p.m. and the Board of Trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Main library, 100 Second Street, downtown Troy.
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 270-5349to make a noon lunch reservation, or 270-5348for more information. UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING CREDIT: When using credit, you are spending your future income. This concept will be the backdrop of this session where learners will explore managing credit responsibly, how to obtain credit, and the meaning of credit scores and credit reports. 6p.m. – 7:30p.m., SEFCU Square Branch , 469 State Street, Schenectady. Registration required; visit www.sefcu.com/financialeducation to reserve your spot .
UP THE BIZ NETWORKING: Networking lunch with guest speaker Kito Delgado, noon – 1:30p.m., Sake, 611Troy Schenectady Road, Latham. Space for this free event is limited to 20people. Pre-register at https://www.eventbrite. com/e/upthebiz-nov-13thtickets-51256851623.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
ALBANY INSTITUTE SENIOR DAY: The Albany Institute of History & Art, located at 125Washington Avenue, Albany, offers free admission for seniors (age 62and over) on Wednesday, November 14, from 10 a.m. – 3p.m. The free day, sponsored by Teal Wealth Management, celebrates the establishment of the museum’s Fifth Century Legacy Society. Special activities include docent-led tours of the exhibitions, a talk on upcoming exhibitions by Executive Director Tammis Groft, free coffee and a 10% discount in the Museum Café and Museum Shop. For more information on the Fifth Century Legacy Society, call Deborah Onslow at 518-463-4478ext. 406 or email email@example.com.
BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: AfterDinner Books discusses “Stella Bain” by Anita Shreve, 7p.m. Copies are available at the information desk; large-print, audio and downloadable copies may also be available. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Kids’ STEAM Class, 3:30p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6p.m. 4118State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information. CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION LUNCHEON: The New York Capital District Christian Women’s Connection sponsors a “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” luncheon on Wednesday, November 14, at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 Rte. 146(Carman Road) in Schenectady, beginning at 11:25a.m. and ending at approximately 1:30p.m. On the menu this month is a Turkey Dinner. There will be special music with Judi Merriam, Linda Scheuer will display her beautiful homemade crafts and Jean Steber will explain how she sought the yellow brick road until she found something greater. Reservations are necessary no later than November 9; cancellations are a must. The cost is $16inclusive (cash only please). Please call Nancy at 518869-0642 to reserve.
GOOD BOOKS FOR GOOD WORKS: The Woman’s Club of Albany and the Book House of Stuyvesand Plaza host an evening of holiday book suggestions on Wednesday, November 14, from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. at the Book House. A portion of all book sales that evening will benefit the Arbor Hill Elementary School Library in the Albany City Public School system. Bestselling author David Baldacci will be at the Book House to sign copies of his new novel, “Long Road to Mercy;” all those attending the Baldacci event are invited to participate in “Good Books, Good Works” as well.
GRAFTON MERRYMAKERS: The monthly meeting of the Grafton merrymakers will take place on November 14at 5:30p.m. at the Everett Wager Senior Center, Grafton. The evening will start with a covered dish at 5:30p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:15p.m. This is the last meeting until March 2019. For more information please call Betty Jean Kaufmann at 518-2728264.
HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Crafts, 10a.m. Bone Builders, 10:30a.m. Exercise class 1p.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 4 N. Lyons Avenue, Menands. For more information, call 518-463-4035. 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 6:30p.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. OPIOID FORUM: This discussion, presented by the New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists, examines the strides made by the healthcare industry in combating opiate addiction and protecting patients from the potential deadly effects of opioid misuse. Assemblyman John T. McDonald III will moderate the discussion. 4p.m. – 6p.m., Albany Capital Center,55Eagle Street, Albany. Free and open to the public;. register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opioid-forum-how-the-healthcare-industry-is-averting-opioid-abuse-tickets-51512184330?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0TDCt7ZrIlFYSDpqE-_xx-At6LKj6WZYJJzaPOvbhP0_MqpnRe0LB7eRT4. RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Local Author night, 6:30p.m., featuring Sandra D. James, Ernie Mann, J.E. Cross, Charles Moore, Barry Cavanaugh, W. L. Staats and Tenika Pickens Wilcox. 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. SPEIGLE ELDERS: Due to Thanksgiving the Speigle Elders will hold only one meeting in November, on November 14at 12:30p.m. Table #3members will host an in-house Italian luncheon catered by Testo’s. Contact Table 3members for reservations, with final payment due the day of the event. Charity collections will be taken for the Salvation Army’s local toy campaign. The next meeting will be on December 12, following the December 11Christmas/ Birthday party at Party Events in Lansingburgh. THACHER NATURE CENTER: Hugh Johnson, retired Meteorologist from National Weather Service, will discuss climate change and what we can do to minimize mankind’s effect on it at the Friends of Thacher Park’s annual meeting. Mr. Johnson was a forecaster both at the Scranton and Albany weather offices for 25years and enjoyed doing Outreach programs about weather and climate. The 7p.m.talk will follow a brief business meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Stay for refreshments and mingle with Friends. Call 518-872-0800for more information. THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22Bridge Street, Route 40to Route 67East (look for the new sign at the corner) is open 9 a.m. - noon Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month with housewares, decorative items, linens, toys, over 1,000books, shoes, jewelry and lots of clothing. Winter coats and accessories and a large selection of Christmas items are now available.
TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: The library’s main branch, 100Second Street, hosts a guest speaker from local chocolate producer Primo Botanica for a 6p.m. program exploring the origin of chocolate and how it is made. Free and open to the public; advance registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-2747071or visit www.thetroylibrary.org.
Thursday, Nov. 15
AMERICAN ITALIAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: The cultural presentation at this month’s business meeting is “How Dante Invented Modern Italian,” presented by Marino D’Orazio, Ph.D. Please bring dessert for the reception that follows. 7 p.m. – 9p.m., 1227Central Avenue, Albany. Free and open to the public. AMERICAN WAY OF WAR: Renowned military historian Edward G. Lengel will present “The American Way of War from the Revolution to World War I” at 7p.m. at the Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal Street, Fort Plain. ideas about American versus European tactics and military behavior dating back to George Washington’s command inspired General John J. Pershing’s conduct as commander of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I—sometimes for the better, and sometimes for worse, and continue to influence the United States today. Lengel will sign copies of his new book, “Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Battalion,” and light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation $5. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVOLUTION: Joel Zaidspiner Leibo, Ph.D., one of the first neuroscientists to join Google DeepMind and a research affiliate with the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss the prospects, positive and negative, of artificial intelligence. 7 p.m., Russell Sage College, Bush Memorial Center, 65 1st Street, Troy. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit https:// www.sage.edu/event/ inside-artificial-intelligencerevolution-joel-z-leibogoogle-deep-mind/. BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon – 6p.m. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit www. redcrossblood.org for more information, or to schedule an appointment. Walkins welcome. Listen to and discuss the music of influential composer Claude Debussy, who invented his own system of harmony and musical structre, 7p.m. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30a.m. EFT Tapping with Juanita Ecker, 6p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023or visit www. brunswicklibrary.org for more information. CHENEY LIBRARY: Cheney Memoir Group, 3p.m. – 4 p.m. 73Classic Street, Hoosick Falls. Visit www. cheneylibrary.org for more information.
CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION: Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 15, at 12:30p.m. at 24Martin Road, Voorheesville. This meeting is open to the public. Albany County residents 18years of age or older are eligible to vote for members of the Board of Directors and various program committees. Ballots will be available the day of the meeting. For more information or to make a reservation, call Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County at 518-765-3500.