Re­mem­ber­ing fam­ily and friends

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A roundup of no­tices and ser­vices. Look for ad­di­tional obit­u­ar­ies on this news­pa­per’s web­site.

Mon­day, Jan. 14 BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Day­books dis­cusses “Less” by An­drew Sean Greer, 1:30p.m. Copies of the book are avail­able at the in­for­ma­tion desk; ask about avail­abil­ity of large-print, au­dio or down­load­able copies. The Li­brary board meet­ing at 6 p.m. is open to the pub­lic. 451 Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Se­nior Bridge Club, 1p.m. Adult Yoga, 6p.m. 4118 State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www. brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

HONOR A DE­CEASED VET­ERAN: The Rens­se­laer County Honor a De­ceased Vet­eran Pro­gram honors Thomas J. Gaynor on Jan­uary 14at 8:30a.m. in the Leg­isla­tive Cham­bers, third floor, County Of­fice Build­ing, 1600Seventh Av­enue, Troy. Gaynor was a Sur­gi­cal Tech­ni­cian in the U.S. Army dur­ing World War II, earn­ing medals and awards in­clud­ing the Asi­atic-Pa­cific Ser­vice medal, the Amer­i­can Ser­vice Medal, Army Good Con­duct Medal and the World War II Vic­tory Medal. After his ser­vice, he worked for the N.Y.S. Depart­ment of Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles, served as a man­ager and coach for the Troy Cen­tral Lit­tle League, and as a Demo­cratic com­mit­tee­man for Troy’s 13th Ward. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Rens­se­laer County Veter­ans Ser­vice Agency at 518-2702760.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Crib­bage 9a.m., Yoga 10:30a.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561for more in­for­ma­tion.

TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Aer­o­bics, 9:30a.m. Bowl­ing at Un­cle Sam Lanes, 12:30 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “El­lio,” 1p.m. - 2:45p.m. Troy Se­nior Cen­ter, 19Third Street, Down­town Troy.

Tues­day, Jan. 15 BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Sign up for a Chess Club ses­sion be­tween 5:30 p.m. – 6:30p.m. and try your hand with the li­brary’s teen vol­un­teers. All ex­pe­ri­ence lev­els are wel­come. For grades K-5. 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. BUD­GET­ING BA­SICS: A spend­ing plan is an im­por­tant part of fi­nan­cial plan­ning be­cause it helps you man­age your money in a pos­i­tive man­ner so you can reach your fi­nan­cial goals. “How to Grow Your Dough with a Per­sonal Spend­ing Plan” fea­tures steps for de­vel­op­ing your own spend­ing plan, de­ter­min­ing fixed ex­penses, flex­i­ble spend­ing and fi­nan­cial goals. 6p.m. – 7:30p.m., SEFCU Atrium, 700Pa­troon Creek Boule­vard, Al­bany. Reser­va­tions are re­quired; visit www. sefcu/fi­nan­ciale­d­u­ca­tion to re­serve your spot. 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 1p.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-43 in Stephen­town.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Crafts, 9:30a.m. Card party day, 10a.m. Van trans­porta­tion avail­able for lo­cal er­rands. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-6867561for more in­for­ma­tion. NORTH GREEN­BUSH PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Story Time with Mrs. Greene 11a.m. North Green­bush Pub­lic Li­brary, 141 Main Av­enue, Wy­nantskill. POESTENKILL SE­NIORS: Weekly meet­ings ev­ery Tues­day at 1p.m. at the Sul­li­vanJones 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 3 p.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 TROY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Are you start­ing to think about home own­er­ship. Much of the lan­guage used in real es­tate trans­ac­tions is for­eign to most buy­ers, while many are un­cer­tain of whether they’d qual­ify for a home pur­chase. The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary at 100Se­cond Street hosts a pre­sen­ta­tion by sev­eral guest speak­ers who will cover what’s in­volved from start to fin­ish in pur­chas­ing a home in or­der to min­i­mize the stress and fear fac­tor as­so­ci­ated with the home-buy­ing process. The 6p.m. pro­gram is free, but ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. To regis­ter, or for more in­for­ma­tion, please call 518-274-7071or visit www.thetroyli­brary.org. TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: 9 a.m., Knit­ting and Cro­chet­ing. 10:30a.m., Health & Well­ness ac­tiv­i­ties. Arts 4Vets meets ev­ery Tues­day at 10:30a.m. Call 270-5349to make a noon lunch reser­va­tion, or 2705348for more in­for­ma­tion Wed­nes­day, Jan. 16 BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Se­nior Bridge Club, 12:30p.m. Adult Yoga, 6p.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for 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 518-463-4035. 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—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. MYS­TERY BOOK CLUB: Start the new year at the Co­hoes Pub­lic Li­brary with the Mys­tery Book Club and “The Zig Zag Girl,” the first in Elly Grif­fith’s Magic Men Mys­ter­ies set in 1950Brighton. 10:30 a.m. , 169Mo­hawk Street #2. Open to ev­ery­one. Find out more at www.Co­hoe­sPub­li­cLi­brary.org un­der “Book Club.” OPEN EN­ROLL­MENT AS­SIS­TANCE: Dur­ing the Open

En­roll­ment pe­riod for New York State of Health, join the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary at 100Se­cond Street, down­town Troy, from 2p.m. – 5 p.m. on Wed­nes­days from De­cem­ber 19through Jan­uary 30to ex­plore your op­tions. Health In­sur­ance Nav­i­ga­tors will be on hand to help you ap­ply while look­ing at the tax cred­its you may be el­i­gi­ble for to lower the cost of health in­sur­ance. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic, but reg­is­tra­tion is nec­es­sary. To make an ap­point­ment, or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 518416-6463or email [email protected] ppefny.org.

THRIFT SHOP: John­sonville Methodist Church, 22Bridge Street, Route 40to Route 67East (look for the new sign at the cor­ner) is open 9a.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, in­clud­ing win­ter coats and ac­ces­sories. Thurs­day, Jan. 17 AMER­I­CAN ITAL­IAN HER­ITAGE MU­SEUM: The cul­tural pre­sen­ta­tion topic 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. 7p.m. – 9p.m., 1227Cen­tral Av­enue, Al­bany. Free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-435-1979, email [email protected] amer­i­can­i­tal­ian­mu­seum.org, or visit www.amer­i­can­i­tal­ian­mu­seum.org. BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Lis­ten to the mu­sic of beloved 1960s bossa nova singer Astrud Gil­berto and dis­cuss her con­tin­u­ing in­flu­ence. 7p.m., 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Fi­nan­cial Peace Univer­sity nine-week course starts Jan­uary 17at 6:30p.m. Call the li­brary to regis­ter. Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knit­ting Cir­cle, 1p.m. – 2:30p.m. STEAM, 4p.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. COR­NER SHOPPE: The Cor­ner Shoppe at Cor­ner­stone Com­mu­nity Church, 570Third Av­enue, North Troy is open ev­ery Thurs­day and Satur­day, 9a.m. – 1p.m. Visit www.face­book.com/ Corner­stoneChurchinthe­burgh for more in­for­ma­tion or call 518-235-3851. DUD­LEY OB­SER­VA­TORY: Ev­ery Thurs­day, rain or shine, join miSci, the Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, for “Evenings at the Dud­ley Ob­ser­va­tory”. Ed­u­ca­tors from the Dud­ley Ob­ser­va­tory at miSci will op­er­ate their14-inch tele­scope in­side the roll-top roof ob­ser­va­tory, al­low­ing vis­i­tors to see stars, plan­ets, gal­ax­ies, and more each night. In the event of poor weather, there will be hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties in­doors. The ob­ser­va­tory at 15Nott Ter­race, Sch­enec­tady, will be open from 6:30p.m. – 8 p.m. through March 7, 2019. miSci gal­leries will be open con­tin­u­ously from 9a.m. un­til the ob­ser­va­tory closes. Ac­cess to the ob­ser­va­tory or ac­tiv­i­ties is free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion ($12Adult, $10Se­nior, $8Child, free for miSci mem­bers). GRAFTON COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Adult Yoga, 5 p.m. 2455NY-2, Grafton. Call 518-279-0580or visit www.grafton­com­mu­nityli­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

HEALTH IN­SUR­ANCE NAV­I­GA­TORS: Dur­ing the Open En­roll­ment pe­riod for New York State of Health, ex­plore your op­tions at the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary’s Lans­ing­burgh Branch on Jan­uary 3, 17and 31. Health In­sur­ance Nav­i­ga­tors will be on hand to help you choose and ap­ply for the in­sur­ance plan that best meets your health­care needs and show you tax cred­its you may be el­i­gi­ble for to lower in­sur­ance costs. The pro­gram is free but reg­is­tra­tion is nec­es­sary. To make an ap­point­ment call 845-514-7359 or email lbel­[email protected] org. 10a.m. – noon, 27114th Street, Troy.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Smart Food Ideas, 11a.m. Cards. Van Trans­porta­tion avail­able. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561to re­serve noon din­ner or for more in­for­ma­tion.

MA­SONS: The Apol­loKing Solomon’s Ma­sonic Lodge #13F.& A.M. meets on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 17, at 7:30p.m. at the Troy Ma­sonic Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 39 Brunswick Road. A Ma­sonic En­tered Ap­pren­tice De­gree will be con­ferred on a class of can­di­dates. A so­cial hour at 5:30p.m. and din­ner at 6:30p.m. will pre­cede the pro­gram. Re­fresh­ments will be served fol­low­ing the meet­ing.

RENS­SE­LAER EA­GLES: Rens­se­laer Fra­ter­nal Or­der of Ea­gles Aerie #4446will meet on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 17, at 6:30p.m. at their rooms at 851Broad­way, Rens­se­laer. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Teen An­ime Club for ages 13-18, 4p.m. - 6 p.m. Drop in and get help with a com­puter, phone or other de­vice, and get your ques­tions an­swered from 5:30p.m. – 7p.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, http://www.face­book.com/ Rens­se­laer­Li­brary.

TROY HOUS­ING AU­THOR­ITY: A meet­ing of the Mem­bers of Troy Hous­ing Au­thor­ity will be held on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 17, at 4:30p.m. at the Martin Luther King Apart­ments, 1 Eddy’s Lane, Troy. Per­sons with a hear­ing im­pair­ment may con­tact THA through the Re­lay Ser­vice Line at 711 or 1-800-662-1220.

TROY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Un­der­stand­ing Shake­speare: “Twelfth Night” with Tom Bul­ger. 6:30p.m., 100 Sec­ond Street, Troy. 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.

Fri­day, Jan. 18 AL­BANY SHINDIG: Shindig sea­son kicks off with live mu­sic by John Kirk, Tr­ish Miller and Joel Rosen­berger, with dances called by John and Tr­ish. Easy to learn long­ways (roots of con­tra), folk, cir­cle and square dances are fea­tured. Yummy treats at the break are gen­er­ously pro­vided by Hon­est Weight Food Coop. 7:15p.m. – 9:30p.m., First Con­gre­ga­tional Church of Al­bany, 405Quail Street. Sug­gested do­na­tion $8per dancer, stu­dents and DanceFlurry Org mem­bers $5, chil­dren un­der 12$2. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-482-9255or email [email protected]­spun.biz. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Adult Harry Pot­ter Party, 6p.m. 4118 State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279-4023or visit www. brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30p.m. Cards. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-6867561to re­serve noon din­ner or for more in­for­ma­tion. MU­SIC BINGO: Mu­sic bingo cov­ers the mu­sic of the 1960s to the present day. $5per per­son. Food and drinks avail­able for pur­chase be­gin­ning 6p.m. Play be­gins 7:30p.m. at Colonie Elks Lodge #2192, 11Elks Lane, Latham. Call 518-785-3557 for more in­for­ma­tion. WESTERN SQUARE DANCE: The Schoharie Val­ley Hayshak­ers will hold a main­stream level western square dance on Fri­day, Jan­uary 18, from 7:30p.m. – 10p.m. at the Mid­dle­burgh El­e­men­tary School cafe­te­ria. Ray Tay­lor is the caller. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-827-4894. Satur­day, Jan. 19 ALONG OLD HAYES ROAD: De­pend­ing on con­di­tions, hike or snow­show from Rens­se­laer Land Trust’s Robert In­galls Pre­serve to Rens­se­laer Plateau Alli- ance’s Al­bert Fam­ily Com­mu­nity For­est along the banks of Black Brook and on a long-aban­doned sec­tion of Hayes Road, pass­ing an aban­doned mill site, re­mains of long-gone home­steads and a sel­dom-trav­eled for­est. Meet at the Al­bert Fam­ily Com­mu­nity For­est park­ing lot, 120Hayes Road, East Nas­sau, at 10a.m. $5 sug­gested do­na­tion at the door. Regis­ter in ad­vance with Peter Wood at pe­ter­[email protected] FRENCH-LAN­GUAGE FILM SCREEN­ING: “Henri Henri”(Canada, 2014). in French with English sub­ti­tles. 1p.m., Troy Pub­lic Li­brary, 100Se­cond Street. Troy. Free and open to the pub­lic. As a cour­tesy, call the li­brary at 518-274-7071 to re­serve a seat. Pre­sented by La Fédéra­tion Fran­coAméri­caine du New York (www.al­ban­yareafrench­club.com).

FRIENDS OF WATER­FORD LI­BRARY: The Friends of the Water­ford Pub­lic Li­brary will meet to dis­cuss and plan 2019-20events and fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties on Satur­day, Jan­uary 19, at 10:30a.m. in the Com­mu­nity Room at Van Schoonhoven Square, Water­ford, weather per­mit­ting. Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing and join­ing the Friends are in­vited to at­tend.

ME­NANDS PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Story time is 1 p.m. on Satur­days. Be there when the li­brary closes to en­joy a story, read, sing and play for about 30min­utes. For ages 2-4, but all are wel­come. The Me­nands Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 4 N. Lyons Av­enue, Me­nands. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-463-4035. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Messy Art for Teens, 12:30p.m. Teens ages 13-18will cre­ate a mar­bleized paint­ing us­ing messy tech­nique. Please call 518-462-1193to sign up. 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.

TROY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: The “Great Amer­i­can Read” TV se­ries has sparked read­ers’ in­ter­est in the 100ti­tles nom­i­nated as con­tenders for Amer­ica’s fa­vorite book. Join the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary for in-depth ex­plo­rations of sev­eral books from the top 100list. Dur­ing Jan­uary 2019the li­brary will fo­cus on Os­car Wilde’s “The Pic­ture of Do­rian Gray,” con­clud­ing with a Jan­uary 19dis­cus­sion of the novel with Tom Bul­ger at 2p.m. at the main branch, 100Se­cond Street. Copies of the book will be avail­able at the check­out desk through­out the month. The pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic; ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. To regis­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, call the li­brary at 518-274-7071 or go to www.thetroyli­brary. org.

YOUTH CHO­RALE AU­DI­TIONS: The Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Youth Cho­rale is a tal­ented group of 75singers from grades 4-12that meets weekly and per­forms an­nu­ally with the Al­bany Sym­phony and Al­bany Pro Mu­sica. Au­di­tions for Spring 2019will take place on Jan­uary 19from 9:30a.m. – noon at Farnsworth Mid­dle School, 6072State Farm Road, Guilder­land, where re­hearsals are held Satur­days from 9:30a.m. – noon. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment con­tact Mrs. Mary Red­mond at [email protected] Sun­day, Jan. 20 BETHEL BAP­TIST CHURCH: An­nual Martin Luther King ser­vice with guest preacher Rev. Ge­orge Whit­field of 5th Av­enue AME Zion Church. 4p.m., 21655th Av­enue, Troy. BREAK­FAST BUF­FET: The Co­hoes Knights of Colum­bus serve their All You Can Eat Break­fast Buf­fet from 8:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. at 255Rem­sen Street, Co­hoes. Adults $8, chil­dren un­der 5 free.

ENGLISH COUN­TRY DANCE: Es­cape the frenzy of the 21st cen­tury and ex­pe­ri­ence the beauty of 18th cen­tury danc­ing, slow and grace­ful in sync with beau­ti­ful clas­si­cal mu­sic. Dances will be taught and called by pro­fes­sional call­ers to live mu­sic by the Heart­sease band. Be­gin­ners wel­come; no part­ners needed. Please wear clean, flat, soft-soled shoes. 2p.m. – 5p.m., Christ Church United Methodist, 35State Street, Troy. For more in­for­ma­tion visit danceflurry.org/recd. HEAL­ING SER­VICE: Wil­liam M. Champine will con­duct a Heal­ing Ser­vice on Sun­day, Jan­uary 20, from 3p.m. – 5p.m. at Knights of Colum­bus, 255Rem­sen Street, Co­hoes. Free ad­mis­sion, free will do­na­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518237-6378or visit www.williaminthe­lightof­je­sus.com. HUD­SON CROSS­ING WIN­TER­FEST: The theme for the third an­nual Hud­son Cross­ing Park Win­ter­fest is “Han Snowlo: A Win­ter­fest Story.” The pub­lic is in­vited to join the Rebel forces for “Re­turn of the Sled-I” sled­ding and “Em­pire STRIKES Back” snow bowl­ing. Other events in­clude a cold wa­ter res­cue demon­stra­tion by the Schuylerville Fire Depart­ment, a Bird­ing for Be­gin­ners guided walk, an ice har­vest­ing pre­sen­ta­tion, horse-drawn sled rides and a Crazy Hat Head con­test. It all takes place from noon – 3p.m. at Hud­son Cross­ing Park, just out­side Schuylerville on His­toric Route 4. The “No Snow” date is Fe­bru­ary 17. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.hud­son­cross­ing­park.org.

LU­NAR ECLIPSE PARTY: Join the Dud­ley Ob­ser­va­tory late into the night of Sun­day, Jan­uary 20, for a Su­per Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Party at miSci – the Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence. The event in­cludes eclipse view­ing through tele­scopes, hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, plan­e­tar­ium shows and much more. The eclipse will be livestreamed in the event of cloudy weather. 9 p.m. – 2a.m., 15Nott Ter­race Heights, Sch­enec­tady. $16per per­son in­cludes ad­mis­sion to miSci and all ac­tiv­i­ties. miSci mem­bers get 50% off ad­mis­sion. Plan­e­tar­ium show 46. Pr­ereg­is­ter at https://conta. cc.2RupOHg. Overnight dis­count pack­ages in­clud­ing eclipse ad­mis­sion are avail­able from the Dou­ble Tree across the street. Use code MSC or men­tion the lu­nar eclipse when book­ing your room. See http://group. dou­ble­tree.com/mis­cilunare­clipseevent.

USA DANCE: Join the NYS Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Chap­ter of USA Dance for their monthly ball­room dance, start­ing with a free Amer­i­can-style Rhumba les­son with Ron Tritto from 6:15p.m. – 7 p.m., fol­lowed with three hours of danc­ing with mu­sic pro­vided by Tritto and a dance demon­stra­tion by Annabelle Bar­tock-Bartlett and Michael Pol­ishchuk of Dance Fire Stu­dios. Light re­fresh­ments and a cash bar are pro­vided. Pol­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 225 Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, Al­bany. Non-mem­bers $13, mem­bers $10, stu­dents $5, ages 18and un­der free. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jim DeForge at cap­i­talu­[email protected] gmail.com or visit http:// cap­i­talu­sadance.com. Mon­day, Jan. 21 BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Se­nior Bridge Club, 1p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www.brunswick­li­brary. org for more in­for­ma­tion. HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: The Hoosick Falls Se­nior Cen­ter is closed on Jan­uary 21for Martin Luther King Day. Call 518-6867561for more in­for­ma­tion. MA­SONS: The Mount Zion Ma­sonic Lodge #311F.& A.M. meets on Mon­day, Jan­uary 21, at 7:30p.m. at the Troy Ma­sonic Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 39Brunswick Road. The theme for the evening is the Prince Hall His­toric Lec­ture and the His­tory of Peo­ple of Color in Ma­sonry. Re­fresh­ments will be served fol­low­ing the meet­ing.

MLK BREAK­FAST: An­nual Martin Luther King Break­fast fea­tur­ing “Youth Build Stu­dents” with Natalie Mer­chant. 8a.m., Franklin Ter­race, Troy. $22in ad­vance, $25at the door. Call 518-274-4303for more in­for­ma­tion.

TEA & TISANE: The Troy Pub­lic Li­brary hosts a tea work­shop and tast­ing fea­tur­ing Teaol­o­gist Matthew from Short and Stout Tea in Guilder­land, who will dis­cuss the his­tory and ba­sics of tea. 6p.m., 100 Sec­ond Street, down­town Troy. This pro­gram is free, but ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. To regis­ter, or for more in­for­ma­tion, call the li­brary at 518-274-7071or visit www.thetroyli­brary.org. TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Aer­o­bics, 9:30a.m. Bowl­ing at Un­cle Sam Lanes, 12:30 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “El­lio,” 1p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Troy Se­nior Cen­ter, 19 Third Street, Down­town Troy.

Tues­day, Jan. 22 BRAIN FOOD FOR THE CU­RI­OUS: New York State Mu­seum his­to­ri­ans and sci­en­tists share their knowl­edge and re­search in a se­ries of lunchtime talks this win­ter. On Tues­day, Jan­uary 22, Cu­ra­tor of His­tor­i­cal Ar­chae­ol­ogy Dr.Michael Lu­cas uses cowrie shells and bil­boes (iron re­straints) from the his­tor­i­cal ar­chae­ol­ogy col­lec­tions to dis­cuss their role in the transat­lantic slave trade and how some were rein­ter­preted as sym­bols of free­dom. 12:10 p.m. – 12:40p.m., Hux­ley Theater, New York State Mu­seum, 222Madi­son Av­enue, Al­bany. At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to bring their own lunch.

BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Tots Class, 10:30a.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.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.

EAST SIDE SE­NIORS: The East Side Se­niors’ next meet­ing will be on Jan­uary 22at 1p.m. at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post in Wy­nantskill. Team 3will host the lunch. Signups will con­tinue for the June 9-14trip to Wild­wood NJ. Nom­i­na­tions for of­fices are wel­comed and en­cour­aged. Any snow de­lay or can­cel­la­tion for the Troy Schools will can­cel bocce. Please note that all dues must be paid by Jan­uary 31. LANS­ING­BURGH EA­GLES: The Lans­ing­burgh Fra­ter­nal Or­der of Ea­gles Aerie #3773 meets on Tues­day, Jan­uary 8, at 7p.m. at their rooms lo­cated at 513Fifth Av­enue, North Troy.

NORTH GREEN­BUSH PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Story Time with Mrs. Greene 11 a.m. North Green­bush Pub­lic Li­brary, 141Main Av­enue, Wy­nantskill. 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, 1 p.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. 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. WIL­LIAMS OPERA WORK­SHOP: The Wil­liams Col­lege Depart­ment of Mu­sic presents a stat­ing of Strauss’s “Die Fle­d­er­maus” by Wil­liams Opera Work­shop (WOW) with a small orches­tra on Tues­day, Jan­uary 22, at 7p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Wil­liams Col­lege cam­pus in Wil­liamstown MA. This free event is open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion call the con­cert hot­line at 413-597-3146or visit http://mu­sic.wil­liams. edu.

Wed­nes­day, Jan. 23 BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Se­nior Bridge Club, 12:30p.m. Adult Yoga, 6p.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

BUD­GET­ING BA­SICS: A spend­ing plan is an im­por­tant part of fi­nan­cial plan­ning be­cause it helps you man­age your money in a pos­i­tive man­ner so you can reach your fi­nan­cial goals. “How to Grow Your Dough with a Per­sonal Spend­ing Plan” fea­tures steps for de­vel­op­ing your own spend­ing plan, de­ter­min­ing fixed ex­penses, flex­i­ble spend­ing and fi­nan­cial goals. 6p.m. – 7:30p.m., SEFCU Square Branch, 469State Street, Sch­enec­tady. Reser­va­tions are re­quired; visit www. sefcu/fi­nan­ciale­d­u­ca­tion to re­serve your spot. 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 6:30p.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.

OPEN EN­ROLL­MENT AS­SIS­TANCE: Dur­ing the Open En­roll­ment pe­riod for New York State of Health, join the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary at 100Se­cond Street, down­town Troy, from 2p.m. – 5p.m. on Wed­nes­days from De­cem­ber 19through Jan­uary 30to ex­plore your op­tions. Health In­sur­ance Nav­i­ga­tors will be on hand to help you ap­ply while look­ing at the tax cred­its you may be el­i­gi­ble for to lower the cost of health in­sur­ance. This pro­gram is free and open to the pub­lic, but reg­is­tra­tion is nec­es­sary. To make an ap­point­ment, or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 518416-6463or email [email protected] ppefny.org. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Did you make a res­o­lu­tion to quit smok­ing, eat right or start ex­er­cis­ing, but have no idea how to get started or keep go­ing? Well Source De­vel­op­ment will give you the tools you need to make it all work. 6:30 p.m., 676East Street, Rens­se­laer. Please call 518-4621193to sign up.

THRIFT SHOP: John­sonville Methodist Church, 22Bridge Street, Route 40to Route 67East (look for the new sign at the cor­ner) is open 9a.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, in­clud­ing win­ter coats and ac­ces­sories.

Thurs­day, Jan. 24 BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Tots Class, 10:30a.m. Knit­ting Cir­cle, 1p.m. – 2:30p.m. STEAM, 4p.m. Fi­nan­cial Peace Univer­sity, 6:30p.m. 4118 State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. COR­NER SHOPPE: The Cor­ner Shoppe at Cor­ner­stone Com­mu­nity Church, 570Third Av­enue, North Troy is open ev­ery Thurs­day and Satur­day, 9a.m. – 1p.m. Visit www.face­book.com/Corner­stoneChurchinthe­burgh for more in­for­ma­tion or call 518-235-3851. DUD­LEY OB­SER­VA­TORY:

Ev­ery Thurs­day, rain or shine, join miSci, the Mu­seum of In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, for “Evenings at the Dud­ley Ob­ser­va­tory”. Ed­u­ca­tors from the Dud­ley Ob­ser­va­tory at miSci will op­er­ate their 14-inch tele­scope in­side the roll-top roof ob­ser­va­tory, al­low­ing vis­i­tors to see stars, plan­ets, gal­ax­ies, and more each night. In the event of poor weather, there will be hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties in­doors. The ob­ser­va­tory at 15Nott Ter­race, Sch­enec­tady, will be open from 6:30p.m. – 8 p.m. through March 7, 2019. miSci gal­leries will be open con­tin­u­ously from 9a.m. un­til the ob­ser­va­tory closes. Ac­cess to the ob­ser­va­tory or ac­tiv­i­ties is free with mu­seum ad­mis­sion ($12Adult, $10Se­nior, $8Child, free for miSci mem­bers). GRAFTON COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Adult Yoga, 5p.m. 2455NY-2, Grafton. Call 518-279-0580or visit www. grafton­com­mu­nityli­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Cards. Van Trans­porta­tion avail­able. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561to re­serve noon din­ner or for more in­for­ma­tion. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Teen An­ime Club for ages 13-18, 4p.m. - 6p.m.

Drop in and get help with a com­puter, phone or other de­vice, and get your ques­tions an­swered from 5:30p.m. – 7p.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, http://www.face­book.com/Rens­se­laer­Li­brary. TROY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Un­der­stand­ing Shake­speare: “Twelfth Night” with Tom Bul­ger. 6:30p.m., 100 Sec­ond Street, Troy. 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 5418-274-7071or visit www.thetroyli­brary.org. Fri­day, Jan. 25 BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY

LI­BRARY: The Li­brary’s new Non­fic­tion Book Club meets on the fourth Fri­day of each month. This month’s book is Michelle Obama’s “Be­com­ing.” 6p.m., 4118 State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279-4023or visit www. brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

ENGLISH COUN­TRY DANCE: Re­turn to a more civ­i­lized and el­e­gant era and dis­cover the joy of mov­ing grace­fully to 18th cen­tury dances with beau­ti­ful mu­sic. Work­shops are held from 7p.m. – 9p.m. on the sec­ond and fourth Fri­day of the month from Jan­uary through March at Troy YWCA, 21First Street. All dances will be taught, and there’s no need to bring a part­ner. Ad­mis­sion is by do­na­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion email don­wf­[email protected] or visit youtube.com/user/ don­wf­bell/videos. HOOSICKFALLSSENIOR CEN­TER: Yo­gaat 10:30a.m. Bingo at 12:30p.m. Cards. 69 ChurchStreet, Hoosick­Falls. Call 518-686-7561tore­ser­venoon din­ner or for more in­for­ma­tion. Satur­day, Jan. 26 A DISHONORABLE TRADE: “A Dishonorable Trade: Hu­man Traf­fick­ing in the Dutch At­lantic World” is a trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tion cu­rated by NYS ex­am­in­ing the role of slav­ery in the Dutch trad­ing em­pire and the lives of peo­ple af­fected by slav­ery. Mary Liz and Paul Ste­wart of the Un­der­ground Rail­road His­tory Project of the Cap­i­tal Re­gion, Inc., will pro­vide an over­view of the slave trade and dis­cuss slav­ery re­search re­sources at the open­ing re­cep­tion at 2p.m. at Mabee Farm His­toric Site, 1100Main Street, Rot­ter­dam Junc­tion. Ad­mis­sion $5; free for Sch­enec­tady County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety mem­bers.

AL­BANY GUN SHOW: The largest gun show held in the Cap­i­tal Dis­trict, with over 400ex­hibits and dis­plays from col­lec­tors and deal­ers from all over the U.S., will be held on Satur­day, Jan­uary 26, from 9a.m. – 5p.m. and Sun­day, Jan­uary 27, from 9 a.m. – 3p.m. at the Em­pire State Plaza Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, Al­bany. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion $7per day, se­niors $5, chil­dren un­der 12(with par­ent) free. For more in­for­ma­tion call Sandy Ack­er­man Klinger at 607-748-1010 be­tween 10a.m. and 6p.m. FRIENDSOFCHAMBER MU­SIC: Trio Val­torna brings to­gether three dis­tin­guished mu­si­cians — David Jol­ley on French horn, Ida Kavafian on vi­olin and Gilles Von­sat­tel on pi­ano — in a pro­gram of mu­sic by Har­bi­son, Ravel and Brahms. 7:30p.m., Kig­gins Au­di­to­rium in Slocum Hall, Em­maWil­lard School, 285Pawl­ing Av­enue, Troy. Tick­ets $25, $15for stu­dents. Group rates are avail­able; in­quire at 518-833-1874. FROM IN­CAR­CER­A­TION TO FREE­DOM: On Satur­day, Jan­uary 26, from 6p.m. – 8 p.m. St. Luke’s Re­source Cen­ter hosts “From In­car­cer­a­tion to Free­dom – Re­cov­ery Be­hind the Walls,” where speak­ers will dis­cuss op­por­tu­ni­ties for re­cov­ery sup­port in Al­bany and Saratoga County jails. The pro­gram will be pre­ceded by a 12Step Eucharist at 4 p.m. and a com­mu­nity potluck din­ner at 5p.m. at St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40McBride Road, Half­moon (GPS Me­chan­icville NY 12118). For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http://www. stlukeson­the­hill.org/re­cov­eryre­source-cen­ter.html.

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