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Mon­day, Feb. 11

BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Adobe Pre­miere El­e­ments 2018Train­ing, 10 a.m. – noon. Learn how to cre­ate a pro­fes­sional look­ing video suit­able for a va­ri­ety of me­dia. Sign up on­line at beth­le­hempub­li­cli­brary.org or call 518-439-9314. Day­books dis­cusses “Stay With Me” by Ay­obami Ade­bayo at 1:30p.m. Copies are avail­able at the in­for­ma­tion desk. The li­brary board meets at 6p.m. 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. DOC­U­MEN­TARY FILM SCREEN­ING: Film­maker Bar­bara Reina screens her doc­u­men­tary “Brought to Light: Un­earthing the His­tory of an African-Amer­i­can Ceme­tery in Kin­der­hook: and mod­er­ates a Q& A af­ter the screen­ing. 2 p.m., Al­bany Pub­lic Li­brary Pine Hills Branch, 517Western Av­enue, Al­bany. To reg­is­ter, call 518-482-7911ext. 2. FRENCH FILM FES­TI­VAL: The theme for the 2019Wil­liams Col­lege French Film Fes­ti­val is “Tran­si­tions: Com­ing of Age in French and Fran­co­phone Ado­les­cent Film.” The films re­de­fine the comin­gof-age story by priv­i­leg­ing the per­spec­tives of girls and young women whose ex­pe­ri­ences trou­ble ex­pres­sions of iden­tity, long­ing and be­long­ing. The series kicks off on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 11, with a 7 p.m. screen­ing of Raoul Peck’s 1993film “L’homme sur les quais” (The Man by the Shore) at Im­ages Cin­ema, 50Spring Street, Wil­liamstown MA. Free and open to the pub­lic. The fes­ti­val con­tin­ues on Fe­bru­ary 18and Fe­bru­ary 25.

HONOR A DE­CEASED VET­ERAN: The Rens­se­laer County Honor a De­ceased Vet­eran Pro­gram hon­ors the Si­monik brothers of Troy at 8:30a.m. on Fe­bru­ary 11in the Leg­isla­tive Cham­bers, Third Floor of the County Of­fice Build­ing, 1600Seventh Av­enue, Troy. John C. Si­monik served as a US Army in­fantry­man and Light Mor­tar Crew­man in Italy dur­ing World War II and re­ceived the Pur­ple Heart with 1Oak Leaf Clus­ter, the Euro­pean-Africa-Mid­dle East­ern The­ater Medal with three bronze stars, the Good Con­duct Medal and WWII Vic­tory Medal. Ed­ward J. Si­monik helped the war ef­fort work­ing at the Water­vliet Ar­se­nal be­fore join­ing the Mer­chant Marine and earn­ing the At­lantic War Zone Bar. He later be­came a US Marine Avi­a­tion Me­chanic. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the Rens­se­laer County Vet­er­ans Ser­vice Agency at 518-270-2760. HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Shop­ping Day to Clifton Park: van leaves at 9:30a.m. Be sure to sign up. Crib­bage 9a.m., Yoga 10:30 a.m. Cards. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-6867561for 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, Feb. 12

AL­BANY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Mag­gie Skin­ner from the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza re­views Au­drey Murray’s “Open Mic Night in Moscow.” 12:15 p.m., 161Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, Al­bany.

BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Af­ter Din­ner Too dis­cusses “The Dry” by Jane Harper. Copies are avail­able at the in­for­ma­tion desk. 7p.m., 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. BLACK HIS­TORY MONTH FILM SERIES: “The Color Pur­ple” (1985). 5p.m., Al­bany Pub­lic Li­brary Ar­bor Hill/ West Hill Branch, 148Henry John­son Boule­vard, Al­bany. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 279-4023or 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 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.

EAST SIDE SE­NIORS:

The next East Side Se­niors meet­ing will be on Fe­bru­ary 12at 1p.m. at the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post, Main Street, Wy­nantskill. Team 4will host lunch. Thanks to new co-sec­re­taries Lynn Gould and Phyl­lis Mes­cia and cur­rent of­fi­cers Bar­bara Bon­es­teel, pres­i­dent, Joan 1, vice-pres­i­dent and Carolee Jasiewicz, trea­surer. Please note that the se­niors will meet only once a month, on the sec­ond Tues­day, in June, July and Au­gust.

HALF MOON BUT­TON CLUB: The Half Moon But­ton Club meets on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 12, at 11a.m. at the Beth­le­hem Pub­lic Li­brary, 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. So­cial time starts at 11a.m. fol­lowed by a noon busi­ness meet­ing and Sherry Roach’s pro­gram on Vin­tage But­ton Cards. Bring a bag lunch; dessert will be pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion call Lisa at 518-469-7420or Kirsti at 518-869-8125. HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Depart­ment of Health pre­sen­ta­tion on heart dis­ease, 12:15p.m. Card party day, 10:30a.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 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, clam steams, 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. SO­CI­ETY OF AMER­I­CAN MA­GI­CIANS: The lo­cal group of the So­ci­ety of Amer­i­can Ma­gi­cians, As­sem­bly #24, meets at 7:30p.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. For more in­for­ma­tion about the or­ga­ni­za­tion, or for a link to a lo­cal ma­gi­cian, visit www.SAM24.SYTHASITE.COM.

TROY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Fi­nance Com­mit­tee meet­ing 5:15p.m., Board of Trustees meet­ing 5:30p.m. 100Se­cond Street, Down­town Troy. TROY SE­NIOR CEN­TER: 9 a.m., Knit­ting and Cro­chet­ing. 10:30a.m., Health & Well­ness ac­tiv­i­ties. Arts 4Vets meets ev­ery Tues­day at 10:30 a.m. Call 270-5349to make a noon lunch reser­va­tion, or 270-5348for more in­for­ma­tion.

Wed­nes­day, Feb. 13

BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Red Car­pet Trivia Night for Adults is a spe­cial Academy Awards themed chal­lenge. Come alone or as a team. Prizes do­nated by the Friends of Beth­le­hem Pub­lic Li­brary. 7p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 451Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar.

BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Se­nior Bridge, 1p.m. Adult Yoga, 6p.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion. GRAFTON COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. 2455NY-2, Grafton. Call 518-279-0580or visit www.grafton­com­mu­nityli­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Bone Builders, 10:30a.m. Ex­er­cise class 1 p.m. Mo­tor ve­hi­cle avail­able 10a.m. - 2p.m. Cards. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561for more in­for­ma­tion. IN­TER­AC­TIVE MU­SIC WORKSHOP: The Pil­grim­age of African Amer­i­can Mu­sic His­tory Project hosts a two-part in­ter­ac­tive workshop series with live per­for­mances by lo­cal artists cel­e­brat­ing the con­tri­bu­tions of African cul­ture to Amer­i­can mu­sic. 6p.m. – 7:30p.m., Al­bany Pub­lic Li­brary Howe Branch, 105Schuyler Street, Al­bany. Light re­fresh­ments pro­vided. Part two takes place at the same venue on Fe­bru­ary 27. Reg­is­ter for ei­ther event or both at 518-472-9485. 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.

SPEIGLE EL­DERS: The Speigle El­ders have sched­uled a meet­ing for 12:30 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 13, with a com­pli­men­tary lunch fea­tur­ing sub sand­wiches and hol­i­day cook­ies to cel­e­brate the new year and Valen­tine’s Day. The monthly charity col­lec­tion will be held and yearly dues will be col­lected. Plans for the Fe­bru­ary 27Soup and Bread lun­cheon will be fi­nal­ized at this meet­ing. 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. VOYAGEURS & FUR

TRADE: Bernard Ouimet, Pres­i­dent of La Fédéra­tion Franco-Améri­caine du NY, will give a pre­sen­ta­tion on “The Voyageurs and the Fur Trade,” about the FrenchCana­dian voyageurs who trans­ported furs by ca­noes and the im­por­tance of the fur trade to the re­gion. Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 13, 7p.m., Clifton Park-Half­moon Pub­lic Li­brary, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park. Spon­sored by La Fédéra­tion Franco-Améri­caine du NY, is free and open to the pub­lic. In­for­ma­tion by call­ing the li­braryat 518371-8622. Or visit www. al­ban­yareafrench­club.com and Face­book.

WIN­DOW RE­PLACE­MENT WORKSHOP: Cor­nell Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion Al­bany County of­fers a free Win­dow Re­place­ment train­ing at Cap­i­tal South Cam­pus Cen­ter, 20War­ren Street, Al­bany, on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 13, from 10a.m. – noon. Workshop top­ics in­clude lead poi­son­ing pre­ven­tion, tools needed, cost ben­e­fits and en­ergy sav­ings. Ed­u­ca­tional re­sources and free clean­ing sup­plies will be pro­vided to par­tic­i­pants. Pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired. To reg­is­ter, or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Al at [email protected]­nell.edu or 518-765-3529. On­line regis­tra­tion is avail­able at https://pub.cce.cor­nell.edu/ event_ regis­tra­tion/main/ events.cfm?dept=201.

Thurs­day, Feb. 14

AMER­I­CAN ITAL­IAN HER­ITAGE MU­SEUM: Do you have heir­looms from or in­ter­est­ing sto­ries about your Ital­ian an­ces­tors? Rem­i­nisce and share them at the Amer­i­can Ital­ian Her­itage As­so­ci­a­tion’s monthly busi­ness meet­ing and cul­tural pre­sen­ta­tion. Please bring dessert for a Valen­tine’s Day party to fol­low the meet­ing. 7p.m. – 9p.m., 1227Cen­tral Av­enue, Al­bany. Free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-4351979, email [email protected]­i­can­i­tal­ian­mu­seum.org, or visit www.amer­i­can­i­tal­ian­mu­seum.org.

BETHEL BAP­TIST CHURCH: “Longevity of Mar­riages” cel­e­brates cou­ples mar­ried twenty or more years. 5p.m. – 7p.m., 21655th Av­enue, Troy. BETH­LE­HEM PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Day­books dis­cusses “Stay With Me” by Ay­obami Ade­bayo. Copies are avail­able at the in­for­ma­tion desk. 1:30p.m., 451 Delaware Av­enue, Del­mar. BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Tots Class, 10:30a.m. STEAM, 4p.m. Fi­nan­cial Peace Uni­ver­sity, 6:30p.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-2794023or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

CO­HOES COLUMBIETTES: The Co­hoes Columbiettes will hold their monthly meet­ing on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 14, at 255Rem­sen Street, with re­fresh­ments at 7p.m. fol­lowed by the meet­ing at 8p.m. 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, 5 p.m. 2455NY-2, Grafton. Call 518-279-0580or visit www.grafton­com­mu­nityli­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Cards. Van Trans­porta­tion avail­able. Call for info on the spe­cial Valen­tine’s Day din­ner with the Cen­ter for Nurs­ing & Re­hab with free give­aways and spe­cial Bingo prizes. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561to re­serve noon din­ner or for more in­for­ma­tion. HUD­SON CROSS­ING PARK: Stroll through Hud­son Cross­ing Park in Schuylerville from 5p.m. – 7 p.m. and share some light and love with sweet­hearts, spouses, friends and fam­ily as dozens of glow­ing lu­mi­nar­ies and lanterns light your way to and from the Dix Bridge. Af­ter the stroll, en­joy hot choco­late and cook­ies at the pav­il­ion. Sug­gested donation $5per per­son. Sou­venir lanterns on sale for an ad­di­tional $10. Make your own lantern ($15apiece) dur­ing the Love Light Lantern Dec­o­rat­ing event on Fe­bru­ary 9from 2 p.m. – 4p.m. at Re­vibe, 94 Broad Street, Schuylerville. For more in­for­ma­tion visit hud­son­cross­ing­park.org, call 518-350-7275(PARK) or email [email protected]­son­cross­ing­park.org. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Teen An­ime Club for ages 13-18, 5p.m. - 7 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. WIL­LIAMS FAC­ULTY LEC­TURE SERIES: The an­nual Wil­liams Col­lege Fac­ulty Lec­ture Series presents big ideas be­yond dis­ci­plinary bound­aries. The 2019se­ries con­tin­ues on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 14, when Phoebe Co­hen, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of geo­sciences, dis­cusses “The Evo­lu­tion of Life be­fore An­i­mals: Build­ing Shields, Dodg­ing Snow­balls and Grasp­ing for Breath.” 4:15p.m., Wege Au­di­to­rium, Thomp­son Chem­istry build­ing. A re­cep­tion fol­lows in Schow Atrium. Free and open to the pub­lic. WIL­LIAMS JAZZ FAC­ULTY CON­CERT: Around the theme, “Hues of Blue,” Wil­liams Col­lege jazz fac­ulty per­form to­gether in a pro­gram in­clud­ing orig­i­nal mu­sic and in­spired new ar­range­ments from the jazz reper­toire. 8p.m., Brook­sRogers Recital Hall, Wil­liams Col­lege, Wil­liamstown MA. Free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion visit http://mu­sic.wil­liams.edu.

Fri­day, Feb. 15

CLUB ZAMBEZI DANCE PARTY: Led by Artistin-Res­i­dence in African Mu­sic Per­for­mance Tendai Mu­parutsa, a group of young per­form­ers prom­ises to heat up the dance floor in the midst of win­ter. The Wil­liams Col­lege Depart­ment of Mu­sic presents the first Club Zambezi Dance Party on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 15, at 8p.m. in the Cen­terS­tage of the ‘62Cen­ter for Theatre and Dance on the Wil­liams Col­lege cam­pus in Wil­liamstown MA. For more in­for­ma­tion visit http://mu­sic.wil­liams.edu. HOOSICK FALLS SE­NIOR CEN­TER: Yoga 10:30a.m. Bingo 12:30p.m. Cards. 69Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561to re­serve noon din­ner or for more in­for­ma­tion. PAM­PERED CHEF PARTY: Watch demon­stra­tions by pam­pered chef con­sul­tant Mary Ann Cortese at Mel­rose Methodist Church. There will be food to share and prizes given out. 6:30 p.m. – 8p.m., Route 40and Church Street, Mel­rose. The church is hand­i­capped-ac­ces­si­ble. For more in­for­ma­tion call 518-694-6229. WEST­ERN SQUARE DANCE: The Schoharie Val­ley Hayshak­ers hold a main­stream level west­ern square dance called by Ray Tay­lor from 7:30p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Mid­dle­burgh El­e­men­tary School cafe­te­ria. Call 518-827-4894for more in­for­ma­tion.

Satur­day, Feb. 16

BRING­ING WILDLIFE TRACK­ING HOME: Join lo­cal track­ing ex­pert Dan Ya­co­bel­lis at Dyken Pond En­vi­ron­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter in Grafton at 10a.m. for a one-hour primer on how to use your smart­phone to record track­ing in­for­ma­tion. Then head out into the woods to in­ves­ti­gate wildlife signs. It’ll all go on an on­line map for you to view from home. This event is part of a series of three work­shops on learn­ing an­i­mal tracks. Each workshop costs $20. Pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired Learn more and reg­is­ter at www.ren­strust.org.

CLUB ZAMBEZI DANCE PARTY: Led by Artistin-Res­i­dence in African Mu­sic Per­for­mance Tendai Mu­parutsa, a group of young per­form­ers prom­ises to heat up the dance floor in the midst of win­ter. The Wil­liams Col­lege Depart­ment of Mu­sic presents a Club Zambezi Dance Party on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 16, at 2p.m. in the Cen­terS­tage of the ‘62Cen­ter for Theatre and Dance on the Wil­liams Col­lege cam­pus in Wil­liamstown MA. For more in­for­ma­tion visit http://mu­sic.wil­liams.edu.

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.

DAR AN­TIQUE SHOW:

The Tawasen­tha Chap­ter, Na­tional So­ci­ety, Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion, an­nounces the 48th an­nual DAR An­tiques Show and Sale on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 16. More than 40ven­dors will be on hand and Ge­orge Heigel will do ap­praisals (sug­gested donation $5per item). The PCC kitchen will sell re­fresh­ments. Ad­mis­sion $5. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit lo­cal stu­dents through schol­ar­ships and awards, vet­er­ans and their is­sues, and his­toric preser­va­tion. 9 a.m. – 4p.m., Pol­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 225Wash­ing­ton Av­enue Ex­ten­sion, Al­bany.

FRIENDS OF WATER­FORD LI­BRARY: The Friends of the Water­ford Pub­lic Li­brary will meet to plan fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and other 201920events on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 16at 10:30a.m. in the Com­mu­nity Room at Van Schoonhoven Square in Water­ford, weather per­mit­ting. Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing and join­ing the Friends are in­vited to at­tend. RENS­SE­LAER PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Teen Video Gam­ing on the big screen for ages 13-18, noon – 2p.m. Rens­se­laer Pub­lic Li­brary is lo­cated at 676East Street, 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.

ROCK & FOS­SIL FUN FAIR: The New York State Mu­seum hosts the Rock and Fos­sil on Fe­bru­ary 16-17from 10a.m. – 1p.m. Chil­dren can mine for min­er­als, for­age for fos­sils, ex­per­i­ment with a

river replica and par­tic­i­pate in more than ten hands-on ge­ol­ogy and pa­le­on­tol­ogy ac­tiv­i­ties. Bring rocks and fos­sils from home for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion by Mu­seum sci­en­tists. Free and open to the pub­lic; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. 222Madi­son Av­enue, Al­bany. For more in­for­ma­tion on pro­grams and events call 518-474-5877or visit www.nysm.nysed.gov. TAK­ING CARE OF GOD’S CREA­TURES: Join St. Luke’s on the Hill for a free fam­ily-friendly pro­gram show­cas­ing to­day’s shel­ter and pets once aban­doned who are now giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity. Pre­sen­ta­tions will be given by Mo­hawk Hud­son Hu­mane So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Todd Cramer and first Rens­se­laer County fe­male K-9 of­fi­cer Sandy Blod­gett with Obie. Eucharist Ser­vice at 4p.m., Potluck din­ner at 5p.m., pre­sen­ta­tions at 6p.m., 40McBride Road, Me­chan­icville. Call 518-664-4834for more in­for­ma­tion.

TROY PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: The “Great Amer­i­can Read” TV series has in­creased read­ers’ in­ter­est in the 100ti­tles nom­i­nated for Amer­ica’s fa­vorite book. Dur­ing Fe­bru­ary the Troy Pub­lic Li­brary of­fers an in­depth ex­plo­ration of Char­lotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre,” in­clud­ing a screen­ing of the 2011film adap­ta­tion at 2 p.m. on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 16 at the main li­brary, 100 Sec­ond Street. Copies of “Jane Eyre” will be avail­able at the check­out desk. Free and open to the pub­lic; ad­vance regis­tra­tion is rec­om­mended. To reg­is­ter, or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-274-7071 or visit www.thetroyli­brary.org. VALEN­TINE’S DIN­NER THE­ATER: Sand Lake Cen­ter for the Arts presents its first Din­ner The­ater, with three orig­i­nal one-act plays by area play­wrights, a main course of Lovers’ Lasagna by AJ’s Pizze­ria and Sweet­heart Sweets by Tighe’s Bistro Amer­i­cain for dessert. A cash bar with beer and wine will also be avail­able. Tick­ets are $40 per per­son. Seat­ing is lim­ited ; make your reser­va­tion at www. slca- ctp.org or call 518-674-2007. Start time is 5:30p.m. at 2880NY High­way 43, Aver­ill Park.

Sun­day, Feb. 17

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAK­FAST: The Co­hoes Knights of Colum­bus will serve their All You Can Eat Break­fast from 8:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. at 255Rem­sen Street. Adults $8, chil­dren un­der five free. BETHEL BAP­TIST CHURCH: The an­nual Black His­tory Month cel­e­bra­tion fol­lows the 11 a.m. ser­vice. African at­tire is en­cour­aged. 21655th Av­enue, Troy. Call 518-2744303for more in­for­ma­tion. 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. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.hud­son­cross­ing­park.org. JAZZ-SCAPE: On Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 1, Auriel Cam­er­ata takes you from May­fair’s Ritz to Madi­son Square Gar­den in a con­cert rang­ing from a jazzed-up ar­range­ment of the 16th cen­tury “Greensleeves” to The Bea­tles, Billy Joel and James Tay­lor. 3p.m., Church of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion, 400Saratoga Road, Glenville. Tick­ets $25, stu­dents $15. Visit www.au­riel­cam­er­ata.com for more in­for­ma­tion. LITHUA­NIAN IN­DE­PEN­DENCE: St. Joseph’s Ro­man Catholic Church, 600State Street, Sch­enec­tady, hosts the Knights of Lithua­nia Hud­son Mo­hawk Coun­cil #136as they com­mem­o­rate the 101st an­niver­sary of Lithua­nian In­de­pen­dence and the 21st an­niver­sary of the death of for­mer chap­lain and St. Joseph’s Church Rev. Bernard J. Gus­tas at the 9:30a.m. mass on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 17. Spe­cial dig­ni­taries will be in at­ten­dance to present a procla­ma­tion com­mem­o­rat­ing Lithua­nian in­de­pen­dence. Fol­low­ing the Mass, ev­ery­one is in­vited to the Church hall for as­sorted eth­nic foods, desserts, cof­fee and tea. The pub­lic is cor­dially in­vited. St. Joseph’s is hand­i­capped-ac­ces­si­ble. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 518-374-4466Ext. 13. LIT­TLE ITALY NIGHT: Lit­tle Italy Night on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, at Colonie Elks Lodge #2192 in­cludes a live Ital­ian band, a “Build Your Own” pasta bar in­clud­ing dessert, and bev­er­ages avail­able for pur­chase. 2p.m. – 6p.m., 11 Elks Lane, Latham. $20 per per­son. Ad­vance tick­ets re­quired by Fe­bru­ary 9. Call 518-785-3557 for more in­for­ma­tion.

ROCK & FOS­SIL FUN FAIR: The New York State Mu­seum hosts the Rock and Fos­sil on Fe­bru­ary 16-17 from 10a.m. – 1 p.m. Chil­dren can mine for min­er­als, for­age for fos­sils, ex­per­i­ment with a river replica and par­tic­i­pate in more than ten hands- on ge­ol­ogy and pa­le­on­tol­ogy ac­tiv­i­ties. Bring rocks and fos­sils from home for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion by Mu­seum sci­en­tists. Free and open to the pub­lic; dona­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. 222Madi­son Av­enue, Al­bany. For more in­for­ma­tion on pro­grams and events call 518-4745877 or visit www.nysm.nysed.gov.

UN­DER FOUR FLAGS: Mu­si­cians of Ma’al­wyck com­mis­sioned com­poser Max Ca­plan to write a score for vi­o­lin, cello and pi­ano to ac­com­pany “Un­der Four Flags,” a 25-minute doc­u­men­tary film from 1918about the Amer­i­can Ex­pe­di­tionary Force in France dur­ing World War I. The film will be screened with a live per­for­mance of Ca­plan’s score at 1 p.m. at the Uni­ver­sity Club of Al­bany, 141Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, as part of Mu­si­cians of Ma’al­wyck’s 20th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion. A cash bar will fea­ture WW1 cock­tails and there will be an op­por­tu­nity to meet the com­poser and mu­si­cians af­ter the screen­ing. Tick­ets are $25and can be pur­chased at www.mu­si­cian­sof­maal­wyck.org or by call­ing 814-441-0852. USA DANCE: Join the NYS Cap­i­tal Dis­trict Chap­ter of USA Dance for their monthly ball­room dance on Fe­bru­ary 17 at the Pol­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 225Wash­ing­ton Av­enue Ex­ten­sion, Al­bany. A free fox­trot les­son with Kevin McNa­mara from 6:15p.m. – 7p.m. will be fol­lowed by three hours of danc­ing and a dance demon­stra­tion by Sherry and Al Dick­en­son around 8:30p.m. Mu­sic pro­vided by Gary Burgess. Re­fresh­ments pro­vided by DanceS­port in honor of Sherry and Al’s 50th wed­ding an­niver­sary. Non­mem­bers $13, mem­bers $10, stu­dents $5, 18and un­der free. For more in­for­ma­tion visit http://cap­i­talu­sadance.com.

Mon­day, Feb. 18

BRUNSWICK COM­MU­NITY LI­BRARY: Se­nior Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Kids’ Paint & Pizza Party, 3p.m. Please call 518-279-4023 to reg­is­ter. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118State High­way 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswick­li­brary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

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