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Saturday, Aug. 28

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon  on Saturday, Aug. 28 at Bruen Rescue Squad, 1116 Red Mill Road, Rensselaer.  More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

KICK UP YOUR HEELS FUNDRAISER: Come celebrate the transformative work happening at the High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center. The Barn Doors Are Open: Kick Up Your Heels! Saturday, August 28th, 5-10PM. The High & Mighty fundraiser is back and better than ever! This year’s event is for the whole family with games, dinner, music, raffle, and silent auction. Bring the kids for a scavenger hunt, ping-pong, corn hole, face painting, and more. For adults there will be plenty of fantastic items to bid on at our silent auction. Our special raffle this year is a pizza party for 20 in the privacy of your own home with a wood-fired pizza oven and pizza chef! High & Mighty is making sure the event is run in the safest way possible. It is outdoors, on the grounds of our beautiful 60-acre farm, with some activities in a large indoor arena. The arena has extra tall and wide windows and doors, which will be open for excellent cross-ventilation. There will be seating available, but we also encourage people to bring their own picnic blankets and chairs if they are more comfortable doing so. Dinner will be individually boxed meals, set out on a table for each person to pick up any time during the night. The High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center is a not-for-profit organization that offers equine-assisted services such as riding, driving, and groundwork to children and adults with disabilities in our community. In addition, we offer a veterans program and an all-abilities recreational program. Benefits of equine-assisted services include but are not limited to: building muscle tone, strength, and control; increasing range of motion, endurance, balance, and sensory integration; increasing self-esteem, problem solving, and communications skills (including non-verbal); and reducing anxiety. When at capacity, High & Mighty provides equine-assisted services to approximately 90 participants per week and is supported by a dedicated group of trained volunteers who totaled more than 2000 hours of service in 2020.  Tickets: Adults $100, Children $25. High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, 71 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075. All NYS COVID regulations will be followed. Purchase event tickets and raffle tickets online at high-n-mighty.org or mail a check to the above address.

Sunday, Aug. 29

ROCK & ROLL FUNDRAISER: The Latham Colonie Knights of Columbus will be hosting a 50’s Rock & Roll Fundraiser at the Council Hall, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110, on Sunday August 29th from 2 pm to 8 pm! $10 Donation. The ‘50s Rock & Roll Fundraiser will feature music by Al Bruno, Stevie B and a special appearance by “Frets”! Also Raffles, Games and Gift Baskets! Food available for purchase (Hotdogs, Cheeseburgers and Hamburgers)!  Special Prize for the “Best dressed 1950s couple.” Outdoor seating is available. Please bring your own mask.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

STORYTELLING: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will host local storyteller Sandy Schuman for the conclusion of the 2021 Not Just for Kids Storytelling series on Sunday, August 29th at 6pm. This performance is open to the public of all ages and is free of charge.  The series has brought local tellers, with well-crafted tales to perform during the 29th year of this program at Schoharie Crossing. Schuman will perform, “NY’s American Anthems: The Stories of Yankee Doodle, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, God Bless America, and More.”  He is a winner of the Susquehanna Folk Festival Liars Contest and the St. Louis Jewish Storytelling Contest and has been featured at The Northeast Storytelling Conference, Riverway Storytelling Festival, Caffè Lena, Proctors, Tellabration, and Limmud Boston.  Schuman is also a member of the Story Circle of the Capital District, Northeast Storytelling, National Storytelling Network, Jewish Storytelling Coalition, and Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Roster who tells stories about songs and songwriters, personal adventures, historical sagas, folk tales, and stories in the Jewish storytelling tradition. He plays his theme song on a Jew’s harp and when you hear him play the guitar, you’ll know why he calls himself a storyteller. Not Just for Kids Storytelling will be held outside, under a tent near the Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069. We encourage you to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to sit on. If raining, limited seating is available inside the Visitor Center.  The program will also stream live on Facebook. For information please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email  [email protected], or visit www.parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/schohariecrossing.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual state parks, historic sites, golf courses, boat launches and recreational trails, which are visited by 71 million people annually.  For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 31

MEDITATION GROUP: The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, Aug. 3 – Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at our Lansingburgh Branch, located at 27 114th Street, Troy. Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome.  Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group! Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information. This program is free and open to the public.

GUIDED MEDITATION: The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, July 13th – August 31st at 6:30PM. This program is free and open to the public.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy. Spend an hour discovering how to easily meditate, de-stress, and gain a better handle on attention and emotions. Most find the experience simpler and more beneficial than expected. Learn with stress management coach Michael Fuselli with more than 35 years of experience. Beginners are always welcome. Registration is required.  This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. Please register by calling 518-274-7071, online at www.thetroylibrary.org or by stopping at the information desk.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM HELP: Please join us at the Troy Public Library, Wednesdays, Aug. 18, 25 & Sept. 1, 1-4:00 pm If you are interested in the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance program, Symone Wango of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York will be at the Troy Public Library to answer your questions and provide assistance. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists households behind on their rent that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. In addition, the program can provide temporary rental assistance and assistance with unpaid utility bills. This assistance can pay up to 12 months of past due rent and for some households, pay up to 3 months for future rent. The program can also pay for up to 12 months of overdue electric or gas bills. Please note, payments will always be issued directly to the landlord or utility provider. This program is free and open to the public. Find out more online at www.thetroylibrary.org or by calling (518)274-7071. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd St., Troy.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at State University of New York Health Sciences Campus, 1 University Place, Rensselaer. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s summer clothing as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized book room has more than 1,000 books for sale.

Thursday, Sept. 2

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Friday, Sept. 3

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Saturday, Sept. 4

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Sunday, Sept. 5

FREE CUTS FOR KIDS: On Sunday, September 5 from 10 a.m.  to 3 p.m. newly opened Capital District Barbershop Lounge, located at 370 Northern Blvd, Albany in Loudon Plaza, will host Free Cuts For Kids ahead of the upcoming school year. Owner and Barber Kevin George welcome young men up to 15-years-old to receive free haircuts. Phone Number: 518-258-2024.

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

Monday, Sept. 6

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

PEACE BEGINS WITH ME MINI-CLASS: 3 Tuesdays, beginning September 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Explore the issue of peace—how to find inner peace, how to bring peace in difficult situations, your role in creating a peaceful world, and write your own vision of a peaceful life and world and participate in a peace prayer for the United Nations International Day of Peace. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom.  For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

MEDITATION GROUP: The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, Aug. 3 – Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at our Lansingburgh Branch, located at 27 114th Street, Troy. Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome.  Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group! Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information. This program is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: Please join us at the Troy Public Library, Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 6:00 for the screening of Pioneer Days: Fire in the Valley (30-min.) Written and Produced by Greg Hitchcock. This film is about the triumphs and tragedies of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois, during the American Revolution and how indigenous people are managing in the face of racism, stigma and discrimination. This program is free and open to the public. Please register online at www.thetroylibrary.org or by calling (518)274-7071.  The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s clothing as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized book room has more than 1,000 books for sale.

Thursday, Sept. 9

COLUMBIETTES MEETING: The Cohoes Columbiettes will have their first monthly meeting since covid hit at 8 p.m. on Thursday night Sept. 9 at 255 Remsen St., Cohoes. There will be no refreshments due to covid.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 at Troy Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Sept. 10

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10  at the RPI Chapel and Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Ave., Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

 

CLINTON HEIGHTS AREA REUNION: The Clinton Heights Area 19th Annual Reunion will be held at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 (the Friday after Labor Day) from 3 to 7 P.M. Please come and join us if you grew up in Clinton Heights, Hampton Manor, Prospect Heights, Clinton Park or Hillview in the 40’s, 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond. Everyone is welcome. If you are in contact with anyone who has left the area, please give them a call also. This is an informal gathering. There is no charge but donations to cover expenses would be appreciated. Please join us for another great afternoon.  For more information, please call Mona Orciuoli at 518-465-9564 or Pam Sanford Dundon at 518-766-9289.

Saturday, Sept. 11

9/11 CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE: At 10 am on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, located at 200 Duell Rd. in Schuylerville  will host a ceremony in remembrance of the attack on Sept., 11 2011. This event is to honor the

victims of that day, as well as those who have lost their lives in the years since due

to health issues from working on the rescue and recovery efforts. We also honor

those who served in the military and made the ultimate sacrifice. Several of these

men and women are interred in this cemetery. For more information and maps for parking visit www.facebook.com/NatCemSaratoga.

BLOCK PARTY: Saturday, Sept. 11, 1-6PM at the Waterford Knights of Columbus

76 Grace Street, Waterford. Live music, food, 50/50, Cash Bar. DJ Rick spins your favorites! Hot Dogs – $3 (chips included), Hamburgers – $5 (chips included), Soda $1. Bring a chair!

REPTILE EXPO: The Saratoga Reptile Expo is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The expo will offer its largest selection of animals and supplies to date. More than 130 vendor tables will be set up, including about 60 breeders from all over the East Coast selling captive bred and long-term captive reptiles, amphibians, small exotic mammals, invertebrates (primarily arachnids, mantids, and leaf bugs), and feeders, as well as enclosures and care items for these animals. An education room will feature hands-on learning opportunities with zoologists and professional educators. Here, guest speakers will give presentations on various topics throughout the day.  Presale tickets are being sold in hourly blocks to restrict the crowd to 50% of the capacity of the venue. Limited tickets may be available for sale at the door in accordance with Department of Health guidelines as of the day of the event. However, anyone interested in attending is encouraged to preorder tickets.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages six to 13, and admission for children age five and younger is free. More information and a complete list of vendors can be found online at www.SaratogaReptileExpo.com.

CHEESE TOUR: The Washington County Cheese Tour with Wine, Beer & Cider is back after being cancelled last year because of the pandemic. The annual Cheese Tour is on the weekend after Labor Day – Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 in 2021 – from 10 am to 4 pm. The outdoor tour is self-guided. Adventurers gather their friends and family to travel the twists and turns of Washington County’s country roads to visit four cheesemakers, a farm winery, a craft farmstead brewery and a farm cidery during the weekend event. There is no admission fee for The Tour. Limited free product samples will be provided and a full range of product samples will be available for a nominal fee. New to The Cheese Tour this year is Slyboro Ciderhouse located in Granville at the site of Hick’s Orchard. Slyboro’s owner, Dan Wilson, is long-time leader in agritourism in Washington County. Other stops on The Cheese Tour are Argyle Cheese Farmer at their new location in Fort Edward, Consider Bardwell Farm in Pawlet, VT, Dancing Ewe Farm in Granville, Moxie Ridge Farm in Argyle, R.S. Taylor & Son Brewery in West Hebron, and Victory View Vineyard in North Easton. Washington County Cheesemakers Guild, a non-profit corporation, puts on the annual event to forge a better understanding between customers and the cheese and craft beverages they love, as well as a way to support these farms and other businesses in rural Washington County during the two-day event.

Sunday, Sept. 12

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: Welcome Back to the Latham-Colonie Columbiette “All You Can Eat Breakfast” to be held on Sunday September 12th, 2021 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110. Our Menu includes; Scrambled Eggs, an Omelet Station, Home Fries, Corned Beef Hash, Bacon and Sausage, Pancakes and French Toast served w/Warm syrup, A Variety of Cereals and Juices, Bananas and Hot Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate. $10 Adults, $5 Children (5-10) and under 5 Free! For information: www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/dinners&events or 518 783 0572.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

ALBANY RECORD RIOT:  The Albany Record Riot returns to Ramada Plaza Albany,

3 Watervliet Ave. Ext. in Albany. Don’t miss the crazy vinyl action at the Capital Region’s premiere music collectors event! Show hours: 10 AM-5 PM. $3.00 admission. Early admission at 8 AM, $10.00 (early birds!). Over 60 tables of LPs, CDs, DVDs, 45s, much more. Live DJs curated by the Selector Ed. Dealers from all over the Northeast, including Jim Furlong from Last Vestige Records, Mike Overn (Vinyl Rescue), Julie (Patchouli Julie’s Eclectic Antiques & Collectibles), Iris Records (Jersey City) and Felix Ivarone (Music Lust) too. Always a large, fun, musically-intelligent crowd. Hope to see you at the show! Maybe digging in the crates??? (Limited dealer space available. Please inquire.) Stay tuned for more info at www.facebook.com/recordriots.

CHEESE TOUR: The Washington County Cheese Tour with Wine, Beer & Cider is back after being cancelled last year because of the pandemic. The annual Cheese Tour is on the weekend after Labor Day – Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 in 2021 – from 10 am to 4 pm. The outdoor tour is self-guided. Adventurers gather their friends and family to travel the twists and turns of Washington County’s country roads to visit four cheesemakers, a farm winery, a craft farmstead brewery and a farm cidery during the weekend event. There is no admission fee for The Tour. Limited free product samples will be provided and a full range of product samples will be available for a nominal fee. New to The Cheese Tour this year is Slyboro Ciderhouse located in Granville at the site of Hick’s Orchard. Slyboro’s owner, Dan Wilson, is long-time leader in agritourism in Washington County. Other stops on The Cheese Tour are Argyle Cheese Farmer at their new location in Fort Edward, Consider Bardwell Farm in Pawlet, VT, Dancing Ewe Farm in Granville, Moxie Ridge Farm in Argyle, R.S. Taylor & Son Brewery in West Hebron, and Victory View Vineyard in North Easton. Washington County Cheesemakers Guild, a non-profit corporation, puts on the annual event to forge a better understanding between customers and the cheese and craft beverages they love, as well as a way to support these farms and other businesses in rural Washington County during the two-day event.

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

INTERFAITH STORY CIRCLE: Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-City Area – Forgiveness: Requesting, Receiving, Giving. Tuesday, September 14, 7:15 – 8:45 pm via Zoom. Forgiveness is often difficult to ask for, give, or receive. Most religious and cultural traditions provide guidance on how to seek forgiveness and how to provide it. With the upcoming Jewish holiday of Yom Kipuar—the Day of Atonement—in mind, Sandy Schuman will share stories of forgiveness from the Jewish tradition as our featured teller. A popular local teller, Sandy tells stories about songs and songwriters, personal adventures, historical sagas, and folk tales. He is a winner of the St. Louis Jewish Storytelling Contest, has been featured at various festivals and conferences and at Caffe Lena, Proctors, Tellabration, and Limmd Boston. There is more about him on the website www.tothestory.com. Stories from all faith traditions and cultures will be warmly welcomed. Join us to share your stories (up to 8 minutes) related to the theme, or just come to listen. Free and open to the public. For more information or to register and receive a Zoom link to join the virtual circle email [email protected] Zoom links will be sent at 12:00 noon on September 14.

PEACE BEGINS WITH ME MINI-CLASS: 3 Tuesdays, beginning September 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Explore the issue of peace—how to find inner peace, how to bring peace in difficult situations, your role in creating a peaceful world, and write your own vision of a peaceful life and world and participate in a peace prayer for the United Nations International Day of Peace. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom.  For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

MEDITATION GROUP: The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, Aug. 3 – Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at our Lansingburgh Branch, located at 27 114th Street, Troy. Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome.  Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group! Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information. This program is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s summer clothing as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized book room has more than 1,000 books for sale.

Thursday, Sept. 16

HISTORY PRESENTATION: The Saratoga County History Roundtable will offer a presentation by Russ VanDervoort, Waterford Town Historian, at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa on

Thursday September 16 at 7:00 PM. Russ will tell the story of a 150 year old murder for hire plot that a newspaper called “The Most Damnable Murder Plot ever Ventilated!”, an event that unfolded in 1870-1871 that involved participants from throughout Saratoga County. Preregistration required for the presentation at the Museum by email to Jim Richmond at

[email protected] The program will also be available live at 7:15 PM on the Saratoga County History Center Facebook page at www.facebook.com/brooksidemuseum.

BROOKS BBQ: Newtonville United Methodist Church is happy to announce its Brooks BBQ dates for 2021. NUMC is located at the corner of Rt. 9 and Maxwell Road near Siena College.  Our dates for 2021 are: Thursday, May 13; Thursday, June 10; Wednesday, July 28; Thursday, September 16; and Thursday, October 7. We offer a chicken dinner for $11 or a rib dinner for $13. Dinners include a baked potato, roll, applesauce and a homemade brownie. We also offer the option of just meat – a half chicken for $8 or a half rack of ribs for $10. The doors will open at 3:30 PM and we will serve from 4:00 PM until we sell out. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please see our church website NUMC.net for additional COVID protocol.

Friday, Sept. 17

CHICKEN BBQ: St. Michael the Archangel Church located at 175 Williams Rd, Troy will hold their annual Chicken BBQ on September 17, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. The BBQ is being prepared by Guiliano’s. The meal consists of 1/2 chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll and homemade brownie. The cost is $12 per meal.  Please pre-order dinners.  Take Out Only/Drive Thru.  Tickets can be purchased by contacting Ann (518) 573-3951 ([email protected]) or Teresa (518) 283-3604 ([email protected]).

Saturday, Sept. 18

GIANT GARAGE SALE: St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford will again have their Giant Garage Sale on Saturday, September 18th both indoors and outdoors in the Parish Hall located on the corner of Sixth and Division Streets.  The sale will run from 9:00 to 5:00 with early birds welcome from 8-9 am at a cost of $5 per person.  Donations will gratefully be accepted on the following dates only: Tuesday, Sept. 14th, Wednesday, Sept. 15th and Thursday, Sept. 16th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day.  No electronics or clothing, please.  Books are appreciated, but no encyclopedias or magazines.  Jewelry, home furnishings, linens and bedspreads, furniture and holiday decorations are particularly appreciated.

Sunday, Sept. 19

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

Monday, Sept. 20

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20  at Cohoes-Waterford Elks, 45 N. Mohawk St. Cohoes. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

PEACE BEGINS WITH ME MINI-CLASS: 3 Tuesdays, beginning September 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Explore the issue of peace—how to find inner peace, how to bring peace in difficult situations, your role in creating a peaceful world, and write your own vision of a peaceful life and world and participate in a peace prayer for the United Nations International Day of Peace. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom.  For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

MEDITATION GROUP: The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, Aug. 3 – Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at our Lansingburgh Branch, located at 27 114th Street, Troy. Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome.  Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group! Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information. This program is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s clothing as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized book room has more than 1,000 books for sale.

Friday, Sept. 24

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 at Poestenkill Fire Department, 182 Main Street, Poestenkill. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

TROY NIGHT OUT: Last Friday of every month  – 5 to 9 p.m.  – downtown Troy. Troy Night Out is an extended evening highlighting shops, restaurants, arts and culture that takes place on the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. Attendees are able to support virtually or stroll throughout the streets and businesses, enjoying art openings, music performances, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Call in for to-go orders or shop items for curbside pick-up, watch live performances through Facebook, gather friends and family virtually the Last Friday of each month to connect, support and relax! Business Listings are updated monthly online at downtowntroy.org.

Saturday, Sept. 25

RUN FOR WOMEN: Officials at the Freihofer’s Run for Women (FRW) today announced that the event’s 43rd edition, which was originally set for Saturday, June 5, has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 25 in downtown Albany. The event will feature an in-person 5K, Junior 3K and Kids’ Run featuring CDC- and New York state-mandated safety measures. Virtual options will also be offered for both the 5K and Junior 3K. Registration for the event will open late spring at freihofersrun.com. With the Run for Women pushed off until later this year, organizers plan to shift the start of the event’s popular Training Challenge from Monday, March 22 to Monday, July 12. The program is an 11-week program for runners of all abilities. It follows a beginner’s 5K training plan and features small groups led by mentors, as well as a virtual option. For more information, visit freihofersrun.com. From the home page, you can also link to the event’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

ANTIQUES SHOW: The plans are set, the dealers are signing up and we are excited to be back at the Schoharie Valley Railroad Complex on Depot Lane in Schoharie Village. On September 25 and 26, Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association will once again be hosting our annual Fall Antique Show. The dealers will be setting up on the grounds and in the buildings of this historic Railroad Complex. The backdrop is certainly one of the most unique to visitors. The Railroad Museum’s 1865 Station House and 1891 passenger car of the Middleburgh & Schoharie Railroad will be open to the public. The freight shed, which houses all kinds of railroad memorabilia, including a restored 1917 Delaware & Hudson Railway caboose, will also be open to show-goers. The volunteers of SCHA are most anxious to be back to hosting our antique show! Our buildings and grounds will be filled with quality dealers who show and sell treasures from our past. There will also be a special exhibit and sale of Shirley’s Stoney Creek Quilts &Wovens on the second floor of the Creamery Building. This year we welcome the Heritage Artisans as well: the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, the broommaker and the blacksmith, to mention a few. The cooks of SCHA have put together a selection of picnic items with our famous homemade desserts, should you want a great lunch under our picnic tent. Proceeds from the antique shows fund the ongoing historic activities of the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association. Mark your calendar: Saturday, 9/25 from 10-5 and Sunday, 9/26 from 11-4. There is plenty of free parking.

Sunday, Sept. 26

ANTIQUES SHOW: The plans are set, the dealers are signing up and we are excited to be back at the Schoharie Valley Railroad Complex on Depot Lane in Schoharie Village. On September 25 and 26, Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association will once again be hosting our annual Fall Antique Show. The dealers will be setting up on the grounds and in the buildings of this historic Railroad Complex. The backdrop is certainly one of the most unique to visitors. The Railroad Museum’s 1865 Station House and 1891 passenger car of the Middleburgh & Schoharie Railroad will be open to the public. The freight shed, which houses all kinds of railroad memorabilia, including a restored 1917 Delaware & Hudson Railway caboose, will also be open to show-goers. The volunteers of SCHA are most anxious to be back to hosting our antique show! Our buildings and grounds will be filled with quality dealers who show and sell treasures from our past. There will also be a special exhibit and sale of Shirley’s Stoney Creek Quilts &Wovens on the second floor of the Creamery Building. This year we welcome the Heritage Artisans as well: the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, the broommaker and the blacksmith, to mention a few. The cooks of SCHA have put together a selection of picnic items with our famous homemade desserts, should you want a great lunch under our picnic tent. Proceeds from the antique shows fund the ongoing historic activities of the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association. Mark your calendar: Saturday, 9/25 from 10-5 and Sunday, 9/26 from 11-4. There is plenty of free parking.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

Monday, Sept. 27

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27 at Troy Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

MEDITATION GROUP: The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, Aug. 3 – Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at our Lansingburgh Branch, located at 27 114th Street, Troy. Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome.  Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group! Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information. This program is free and open to the public.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Watervliet High School, 1245 Hillside Dr., Watervliet. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s clothing as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized book room has more than 1,000 books for sale.

Thursday, Sept. 30

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, 81 Columbia Turnpike in Rensselaer. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Friday, Oct. 1

MUSIC FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER: The 4th annual Unicorn Rodeo live music fest October 1st 2nd Roaring Brook Ranch resort Lake George. Benefit for the Southern Adirondack Musicians (SAM) fund supporting working musicians and their families that fall on hard times. Live performances Friday night, Saturday afternoon outdoor stage & Saturday night main stage indoors.  Country, funk, techno, blues, and rock n roll.  Raffle prizes & grand prizes from Gibson/Epiphone guitars. Event is free, donations welcomed.  Details contact Roaring Brook Ranch at 518-668-5767.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Saturday, Oct. 2

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

MUSIC FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER: The 4th annual Unicorn Rodeo live music fest October 1st 2nd Roaring Brook Ranch resort Lake George. Benefit for the Southern Adirondack Musicians (SAM) fund supporting working musicians and their families that fall on hard times. Live performances Friday night, Saturday afternoon outdoor stage & Saturday night main stage indoors.  Country, funk, techno, blues, and rock n roll.  Raffle prizes & grand prizes from Gibson/Epiphone guitars. Event is free, donations welcomed.  Details contact Roaring Brook Ranch at 518-668-5767.

Sunday, Oct. 3

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: Waterford Knights of Columbus Breakfast Buffet and Omelet Station  8:30 – 11:30am every first Sunday at the K of C Hall, 76 Grace St., Waterford. A buffet featuring our famous Omelet Station, Eggs cooked to order, Pancakes, (plain and blueberry), sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, coffee, tea, orange and apple juices. Take a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. Each paid breakfast enters you to win a free breakfast. Takeout Available.  Reservations preferred. Fully Air Conditioned.  For information or reservations call 518-801-2506 $10 adult – $5 children. Children under 4 are free.

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s clothing as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized book room has more than 1,000 books for sale.

Thursday, Oct. 7

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at St Mary’s Church, located at the corner of Division and 6th streets in Waterford. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BROOKS BBQ: Newtonville United Methodist Church is happy to announce its Brooks BBQ dates for 2021. NUMC is located at the corner of Rt. 9 and Maxwell Road near Siena College.  Our dates for 2021 are: Thursday, May 13; Thursday, June 10; Wednesday, July 28; Thursday, September 16; and Thursday, October 7. We offer a chicken dinner for $11 or a rib dinner for $13. Dinners include a baked potato, roll, applesauce and a homemade brownie. We also offer the option of just meat – a half chicken for $8 or a half rack of ribs for $10. The doors will open at 3:30 PM and we will serve from 4:00 PM until we sell out. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please see our church website NUMC.net for additional COVID protocol.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Friday, Oct. 8

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Saturday, Oct. 9

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Sunday, Oct. 10

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s summer clothing as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized book room has more than 1,000 books for sale.

Thursday, Oct. 14

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Friday, Oct. 15

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Saturday, Oct. 16

CRAFT FAIR: Vendors Wanted, for Our Craft Fair!  On Saturday, October 16, from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council at 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110. The Latham-Colonie Columbiettes are your hosts for this event, we are looking forward to seeing everyone again! Vendor space; Indoor displays with additional space outside on the grounds, both open and covered. For Rates and further information;  www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/dinners&events, or email [email protected] or 518-783-0672.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Sunday, Oct. 17

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s clothing as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized book room has more than 1,000 books for sale.

Thursday, Oct. 21

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at the RPI Chapel and Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21at West Sand Lake Fire Department, 3697 NY Route 43, West Sand Lake. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Friday, Oct. 22

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Saturday, Oct. 23

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Sunday, Oct. 24

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Monday, Oct. 25

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25 at Troy Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at American Legion Post 1489, 111 Main Ave., Wynantskill. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

 

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. We have a huge selection of adult and children’s clothing as well as special occasion and career clothes, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, linens, household and decorative items. Our newly organized book room has more than 1,000 books for sale.

Thursday, Oct. 28

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28  at Averill Park High School, 1146 Gettle Rd., Averill Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Friday, Oct. 29

TROY NIGHT OUT: Last Friday of every month  – 5 to 9 p.m.  – downtown Troy. Troy Night Out is an extended evening highlighting shops, restaurants, arts and culture that takes place on the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. Attendees are able to support virtually or stroll throughout the streets and businesses, enjoying art openings, music performances, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Call in for to-go orders or shop items for curbside pick-up, watch live performances through Facebook, gather friends and family virtually the Last Friday of each month to connect, support and relax! Business Listings are updated monthly online at downtowntroy.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 29 at State University of New York Health Sciences Campus, 1 University Place, Rensselaer. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Saturday, Oct. 30

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Sunday, Oct. 31

KNICKERBOCKER MANSION WALKING TOURS: Please consider joining us on Sundays for an enjoyable walking tour through the 18th century Dutch Knickerbocker Mansion located at 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, New York. Your Knickerbocker Society tour guide will provide you with educational and entertaining insights into the Mansion’s fascinating history. We are casual! Just show up on any Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or email us at [email protected] for a reservation. Tours are free of charge and will continue weekly through the end of October.

HOLLOWED HARVEST: Returning for its second year, the Hollowed Harvest is a Jack-O’-Lantern spectacle designed for audiences of all ages. This year, the Hollowed Harvest will feature dozens of brand new larger-than-life Jack-O’-Lantern displays, some towering as tall as two stories and spanning more than 50 feet in length. Attendees can expect to take about 35-40 minutes to walk through the show in its entirety. Join us to see fantastic scenes made with over 7,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns! Once open, the show is scheduled to remain open Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. A full schedule is available at HollowedHarvest.com. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. They will be exclusively available online at HollowedHarvest.com with limited time slots. Times slots are first-come first-served. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Sunday, Nov. 7

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: Waterford Knights of Columbus Breakfast Buffet and Omelet Station  8:30 – 11:30am every first Sunday at the K of C Hall, 76 Grace St., Waterford. A buffet featuring our famous Omelet Station, Eggs cooked to order, Pancakes, (plain and blueberry), sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, coffee, tea, orange and apple juices. Take a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. Each paid breakfast enters you to win a free breakfast. Takeout Available.  Reservations preferred. Fully Air Conditioned.  For information or reservations call 518-801-2506 $10 adult – $5 children. Children under 4 are free.

Friday, Nov. 12

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 12 at Troy Boys and Girls Club, 1700 7th Ave., Troy.  More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Nov. 13

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 at The Church at Newtown Road, 142 Lower Newtown Road,

Waterford. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, Nov. 14

ALL SAINTS CRAFT FAIR: All Saints Craft Fair will be held Sun. Nov. 14,2021, at the parish hall located at 5 William St., in Mehanicville. The event will be held from from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or vendor applications contact Carmella Hein at [email protected] or 518-664-5950

Saturday, Nov. 20

SARATOGA COMIC CON: Saratoga Comic Con, the largest comic con and pop-culture event in the Capital Region. It’s not just comics, it’s a pop-culture experience! Saturday, Nov. 20 10am-7pm and Sunday, Nov. 21 10am-5pm. VIPs get early access at 9:30am both days. At the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at saratogacomiccon.com.

Sunday, Nov. 21

SARATOGA COMIC CON: Saratoga Comic Con, the largest comic con and pop-culture event in the Capital Region. It’s not just comics, it’s a pop-culture experience! Saturday, Nov. 20 10am-7pm and Sunday, Nov. 21 10am-5pm. VIPs get early access at 9:30am both days. At the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at saratogacomiccon.com.

Monday, Nov. 22

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at Troy Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Nov. 26

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 at Poestenkill Fire Department, 182 Main Street, Poestenkill. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

TROY NIGHT OUT: Last Friday of every month  – 5 to 9 p.m.  – downtown Troy. Troy Night Out is an extended evening highlighting shops, restaurants, arts and culture that takes place on the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. Attendees are able to support virtually or stroll throughout the streets and businesses, enjoying art openings, music performances, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Call in for to-go orders or shop items for curbside pick-up, watch live performances through Facebook, gather friends and family virtually the Last Friday of each month to connect, support and relax! Business Listings are updated monthly online at downtowntroy.org.

Thursday, Dec. 2

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at RPI Chapel and Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Waterford Emergency Team, 122 First Ave. Waterford. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, Dec. 5

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: Waterford Knights of Columbus Breakfast Buffet and Omelet Station  8:30 – 11:30am every first Sunday at the K of C Hall, 76 Grace St., Waterford. A buffet featuring our famous Omelet Station, Eggs cooked to order, Pancakes, (plain and blueberry), sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, coffee, tea, orange and apple juices. Take a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. Each paid breakfast enters you to win a free breakfast. Takeout Available.  Reservations preferred. Fully Air Conditioned.  For information or reservations call 518-801-2506 $10 adult – $5 children. Children under 4 are free.



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