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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 es­tack@ir­ish-us.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 of­fice@bnaisholom.al­bany. 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 ar­rthud­son­mo­hawk­val­leys@gmail.com 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 on­slowd@al­banyin­sti­tute.org.

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.

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