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FARM FILM FEST: Farm Film Fest 11seeks en­tries for the an­nual film fes­ti­val on March 24at the Cran­dell The­atre in Chatham. The dead­line for sub­mis­sion is March 1. Films should be sub­mit­ted in DVD or dig­i­tal for­mat and may run from 5to 20min­utes in length. DVDs may be sent to: Farm Film Fest 11, c/o The Cran­dell The­atre, PO Box 305, Chatham, NY, 12037. Dig­i­tal links may be sent to mg­[email protected] Sub­mis­sion re­quire­ments and forms are avail­able at farm­film­fest.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-9294692.

6- CENT RE­DEMP­TION CEN­TER: If your hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions left you with an over­load of re­turn­able bot­tles, use them to help the Friends of the North Greenbush Pub­lic Li­brary. The 6-Cent Re­demp­tion Cen­ter at 461Main Av­enue, Wy­nantskill, will do­nate your bot­tle de­posits to the li­brary. Please note that con­tain­ers must be re­deemed at the re­demp­tion cen­ter; the li­brary can­not ac­cept empty bot­tles or cans. The li­brary is adding many mys­tery, ro­mance, sus­pense and lit­er­ary nov­els to its col­lec­tion in the com­ing months. Visit http:// north­green­bush­li­brary.org/ new­books for more in­for­ma­tion.

FI­NAN­CIAL PEACE UNI­VER­SITY: A nine-week course starts Jan­uary 17 at 6:30p.m. at Bruns­wick Pub­lic Li­brary, 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Please call 518-279-4023to regis­ter. UN­DER­STAND­ING SHAKE­SPEARE: The next Un­der­stand­ing Shake­speare work­shop at the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary cov­ers the com­edy “Twelfth Night,” start­ing with a dis­cus­sion of Act 1 on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 10 from 6:30–p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Over the fol­low­ing four weeks you’ll dis­cuss the play one act at a time while work­shop leader Tom Bul­ger helps par­tic­i­pants place it in a va­ri­ety of con­texts, in­clud­ing its re­la­tion­ship to Shake­speare’s other works and to the modern ex­is­ten­tial world. Copies of “Twelfth Night” will be avail­able at the cir­cu­la­tion desk. This work­shop is free and open to the pub­lic, but reg­is­tra­tion is nec­es­sary. To regis­ter, or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 5418-274-7071 or visit www.thetroyli­brary. org. The li­brary is lo­cated at 100Se­cond Street, down­town Troy. AL­BANY-TULA AL­LIANCE ES­SAY CON­TEST: The Al­bany-Tula Al­liance in­vites Cap­i­tal Re­gion stu­dents from high school to firstyear col­lege to re­search and write an es­say ex­pand­ing on Nel­son Madela’s quote, “If you talk to a man in a lan­guage he un­der­stands, it goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own lan­guage, that goes to his heart.” Stu­dents are asked to ex­pand on that quote’s rel­e­vance to the U.S. and Rus­sia when it comes to cul­ture, lan­guage, travel, jobs etc. Es­says must con­tain at least 1,500 words and a bib­li­og­ra­phy. The dead­line for en­tries is Fe­bu­rary 28. The first prize win­ning es­say writer will re­ceive $1,000; sec­ond place is $500and third place is $250. For com­plete rules and more in­for­ma­tion on the es­say con­test, visit www. al­bany­tula.org/es­say. CLOTH­ING SHED DO­NA­TIONS: The Latham-Colonie Coun­cil #3394Knights of Colum­bus, the Columbi­ettes and the Columbian Cor­po­ra­tion are part­ner­ing with St. Pauly Tex­tile to raise needed funds for the Coun­cil home and the char­i­ta­ble pro­grams sup­ported by the K of C by col­lect­ing tex­tile prod­ucts that will be sold all over the world in­stead of go­ing to the land­fill. The K of C will earn a per­cent­age per pound of the do­nated items. You can drop off used cloth­ing, shoes and sneak­ers, belts and linens as well as pil­low­cases, blan­kets, cur­tains and stuffed an­i­mals at 328 Troy-Sch­enec­tady Road, Latham. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the K of C at 518-783-0572. BACK­YARD BIRDS: Fluff up your feathers and come to Mud Creek En­vi­ron­men­tal Learn­ing Cen­ter on Sun­day, Jan­uary 13, to cre­ate your own bird feeder from re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als. By putting a feeder in your yard you can ex­pe­ri­ence the birds of win­ter right out­side your win­dow. You’ll also learn about com­mon back­yard birds, feed­ing tips and ways to at­tract birds to your prop­erty, and take a stroll along the trail in search of birds. Noon – 1:30 p.m., 1024State Route 66, Ghent. This event is free, but reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Please con­tact Pamela Price at 518-267-3313by Jan­uary 10at 1p.m.

CALL FOR SINGERS: Cap­i­tal Com­mu­nity Voices Inc., an SATB vol­un­teer nonau­di­tion cho­ral group, seeks singers in all voice parts for their May con­cert, “At the Hop with CCV.” Re­hearsals will be held Tues­days at 7p.m. start­ing Jan­uary 8in East Greenbush. Call 518-370-5434for more in­for­ma­tion.

DIN­ING WITH DI­A­BETES: Learn about di­a­betes and its re­la­tion­ship to nu­tri­tion and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, sam­ple healthy recipes pre­pared with healthy cook­ing tech­niques and talk with oth­ers who live with di­a­betes dur­ing a se­ries of three pub­lic health and nu­tri­tion classes on Jan­uary 3, 10and 24 from 11:30a.m. – 1p.m. at Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Al­bany County, 24Martin Road, Voorheesville. Cost $10per per­son. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. To regis­ter, con­tact Karen Roberts Mort, MS at Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion of Al­bany County at [email protected]­nell.edu or

518-765-3552. SHORT­CUT TO A MIR

ACLE: Dur­ing an 8-week class be­gin­ning Jan­uary 8, stu­dents will learn to use Sci­ence of Mind prin­ci­ples on a reg­u­lar and con­sis­tent ba­sis to de­velop a pat­tern of think­ing and liv­ing in which demon­stra­tions of good things are reg­u­lar and nor­mal. Tues­days, 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m., Al­bany-Saratoga Spir­i­tual Ad­ven­tures at Wood­lawn Com­mons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs. Suggested do­na­tion: $20per class ses­sion. To sign up, call 518-3669918. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.newthought­newyork.org.

SOUTH­ERN SARATOGA ART SO­CI­ETY: Artists and mem­bers of the South­ern Saratoga Art So­ci­ety will be ex­hibit­ing dur­ing Jan­uary –Fe­bru­ary 2019at venues through­out the area. The works of wa­ter­col­orist Jean Skanes will be fea­tured at the Me­chan­icville Pub­lic Li­brary, 190N. Main Street. The Half­moon branch of Catskill-Hud­son Bank hosts works by Jane Mor­ri­son, while the Malta branch hosts works by Al­li­son Croote. Clifton Park artist Frank Co­letta will be fea­tured at two venues: Clifton Park Se­nior Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 6Clifton Com­mon Court in Jan­uary and Zion Lutheran Church, 153Nott Ter­race Sch­enec­tady, in Jan­uary and Fe­bru­ary. En­joy the work of lo­cal artists and sup­port art in South­ern Saratoga County. SPEIGLE EL­DERS 2019: Due to win­ter weather con­di­tions, the Speigle El­ders se­niors group will not hold meet­ings in Jan­uary . The first meet­ing of the new year will be held on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 13. The Speigle El­ders bowl­ing league wel­comes new mem­bers; at­tend a meet­ing or con­tact mem­bers for more in­for­ma­tion.

WIL­LIAMS COL­LEGE I/O FEST: The Wil­liams Col­lege De­part­ment of Mu­sic presents I/O Fest ‘19, a four-day fes­ti­val of new mu­sic on Jan­uary 10-13in var­i­ous venues in Wil­liamstown MA. I/O Fest 2019of­fers an im­mer­sive tour through a world of new sounds and ad­ven­tur­ous mu­sic, with a fo­cus on cut­ting edge com­po­si­tion and un­con­ven­tional modes of per­for­mance. All events are free and open to the pub­lic; no tick­ets or reser­va­tions are re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion visit http://mu­sic.wil­liams.edu.

WIN­TER GREEN-UP: Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion’s Cap­i­tal Area Ag & Hort Pro­gram and Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Al­bany County an­nounce the 11th An­nual Win­ter Green up on Satur­day, Jan­uary 26, 2019, from 8a.m. – 4p.m. at The Cen­tury House, 997 New Loudon Road, Latham. Fea­tured speak­ers in­clude Ridge Shinn, CEO of Big Pic­ture Beef; Marc Ce­sario of Meet­ing Place Pas­tures; and Greg Brann or Re­source Regeer­a­tion Ser­vices. The $75reg­is­tra­tion fee in­cludes alle vents and lunch. Regis­ter on­line at https://tinyurl. com/ WGUreg­is­tra­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Tove Ford at 518-765-3518 or [email protected]­nell.edu. To re­serve a room at The Cen­tury House on Jan­uary 25and 26, call 518-7850931.

EM­POW­ER­ING WOMEN IN AGRI­CUL­TURE: An­nie’s Project is a na­tional pro­gram ded­i­cated to ‘em­pow­er­ing farm women to be bet­ter busi­ness part­ners through net­works and by manag­ing and or­ga­niz­ing crit­i­cal in­for­ma­tion.” A six-ses­sion An­nie’s Project course of­fered by the Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Cap­i­tal Area Agri­cul­tural and Hor­ti­cul­tural Pro­gram and CCE-Al­bany County is sched­uled to be­gin on Tues­day, Jan­uary 8. The $100fee in­cludes a work­book with fact sheets, hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, pre­sen­ta­tions and a dis­cus­sion on re­sources avail­able to farm busi­nesses. Each Tues­day evening ses­sion starts at 6 p.m. fol­low­ing a light din­ner at 5:30p.m. at Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Al­bany County, 24Martin Road, Voorheesville. Course size is lim­ited, so regis­ter soon at https://tinyurl.com/ An­niesProj, or by con­tact­ing Tove Ford at 518-765-3518 or [email protected]­nell.edu. GROW­ING IN­DUS­TRIAL HEMP: Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Al­bany County and the Cap­i­tal Area Agri­cul­ture & Hor­ti­cul­ture Pro­gram present “Grow­ing In­dus­trial Hemp – An Up­date and Grow­ers’ Ex­pe­ri­ences” on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 17, from 6:30p.m. – 9p.m. at the CCE Al­bany of­fice, 24Martin Road, Voorheesville. The meet­ing is open to any­one in­ter­ested in in­dus­trial hemp. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired at $10 per per­son by Jan­uary 15. Regis­ter on­line at https:// tinyurl.com/GrowIn­dus­tri­alHemp, or call 518-765-3518 or email [email protected]­nell. edu for as­sis­tance. WA­TER­FOWL COUNT: The New York State Or­nitho­log­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual statewide wa­ter­fowl count is sched­uled for Sun­day, has re­opened with a new ex­hibit. “His­tory Lost, His­tory Pre­served” fea­tures four as­pects of Town of New Scot­land his­tory: dairy farms, ho­tels,the Helder­berg Ski Club and vin­tage post cards (or “Early Tweets”). The mu­seum is lo­cated in the Wyman Oster­hout Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 7the Old Road, Voorheesville. Hours are Sun­days 2p.m. – 4 p.m. and by ap­point­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion visit news­cot­land­his­tor­i­calas­so­ci­a­tion.org.

FOR FREE­DOMS: A se­lec­tion of signs cre­ated for “For Free­doms: 50State Ini­tia­tive” high­light­ing par­tic­i­pat­ing artists’ def­i­ni­tions of free­doms is on ex­hibit in the Learn­ing Com­mons of Schaf­fer Li­brary on the Union Col­lege cam­pus through March 21, 2019. For more in­for­ma­tion about For Free­doms please visit https://www.for­free­doms. org/.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Frozen As­sets, a women’s ice hockey team based in Troy, is look­ing for new play­ers and a goalie. The team has play­ers that are novice hockey play­ers (some skat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired) and oth­ers who played com­pet­i­tive hockey. The team prac­tices Sun­day evenings and com­petes reg­u­larly with other lo­cal teams at the Recre­ational and D-Lev­els. If you are look­ing to play a fun sport and meet some great peo­ple, con­tact Cath­[email protected] Prac­tices be­gin Septem­ber 30at Hud­son Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege ice arena. BACK­PACKS WANTED: Catholic Char­i­ties Tri-County Ser­vices runs five school sup­ply pro­grams through­out our com­mu­ni­ties and needs *new* back­packs for el­e­men­tary and mid­dle school aged chil­dren. Do­na­tions

can be dropped off at the of­fice at 50Her­rick Street in Rens­se­laer, or call Jus­tine Car­roll at 518-512-3577 x115to ar­range a pickup of larger quan­tity do­na­tions. You, your busi­ness, church or group can ar­range a col­lec­tion of new back­packs or do­nate funds for Catholic Char­i­ties to pur­chase them. If you pre­fer to make a mon­e­tary do­na­tion you can do­nate on­line at https:// rcda.thanky­ou4­car­ing. org/ccr­cda/cc-tri-coun­ty­ser­vices.

THEATER VOICES: Theater Voices has an­nounced its pro­gram for 2018-19, the 31st an­niver­sary sea­son of free pro­fes­sional staged read­ings Di­rected by Jacque­line Don­naruma, “Cir­cle Mir­ror Trans­for-

ma­tion” by An­nie Baker runs from Fe­bru­ary 15-17, 2019. “The Sub­ject Was Roses” by Frank D. Gil­roy, di­rected by Brian Shel­don, runs from April 12-14. The sea­son will close out with “Cha­p­atti” by Chris­tian O’Reilly, di­rected by Pa­tri­cia Bunce, on May 17-19. All shows will be pre­sented at Steamer No. 10Theater, 500Western Av­enue, Al­bany, with per­for­mance times of Fri­days at 8p.m.; Satur­days at 3p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sun­days at 3p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.the­ater­voices.org or look up Theater Voices on Face­book.

HIS­TORIC STEPHENTOWN PHO­TOS: Pho­to­graphs of Stephentown from 1907and 1908are now on dis­play at the Stephentown Post Of­fice. These scenes have been printed from glass plate

neg­a­tives that were do­nated to the Stephentown His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety by the Le­banon Val­ley His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. The views in­clude the Kin­der­hook Creek and At­wa­ter Vil­lage sec­tion of Garfield. These his­toric im­ages will also be part of a Spring 2019ex­hibit of lo­cal pho­tog­ra­phy at the Stephentown Her­itage Cen­ter. Pho­tog­ra­phers should plan to take their own in­ter­est­ing views and vi­sions of Stephentown through­out the com­ing year with this ex­hibit in mind.

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES: Do you want to im­prove your English? Are you new to the United States? Lit­er­acy Vol­un­teers of Rens­se­laer County has free English Lit­er­acy Civics classes where you can im­prove your English lan­guage skills while learn­ing about life in the United States. Each class

meets two times per week. Classes for be­gin­ning learn­ers meet in Al­bany. Classes for in­ter­me­di­ate learn­ers meet in Troy. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lit­er­acy Vol­un­teers of Rens­se­laer County at 518-244-4650 or visit www.lvorc.org. ERIE CANAL EX­HIBIT: “En­ter­pris­ing Wa­ters: New York’s Erie Canal” will be on dis­play through Oc­to­ber 20, 2019. The ex­hi­bi­tion honors the bi­cen­ten­nial an-

niver­sary of the Erie Canal’s con­struc­tion and fea­tures ar­ti­facts, im­ages, posters, and doc­u­ments from the col­lec­tions of the State Mu­seum, State Archives, State Li­brary, and cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions from across the state. The first phase of the ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the cir­cum­stances lead­ing up to build­ing the canal, the con­struc­tion, and the fa­mous “wed­ding of the wa­ters” that marked the

open­ing of the com­pleted canal in 1825. Lo­cated at 222Madi­son Av­enue in Al­bany, the Mu­seum is open Tues­day through Sun­day from 9:30a.m. to 5p.m. It is closed on Thanks­giv­ing, Christ­mas, and New Year’s Day. Ad­mis­sion is free. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about pro­grams and events can be ob­tained by call­ing 518474-5877or vis­it­ing the Mu­seum web­site at www. nysm.nysed.gov.

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