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Community calendar for 2018

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Wednesday, August 1

ART OPENING: Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place will host an art opening and happy hour on Wednesday, August 1 at 3:30 p.m., featuring the work watercolor and acrylic painter Susan Engel. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while Engel showcases her work and discusses her inspiration. Engel is the founder and former publisher of the lifestyle magazine Spotlight. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 413-499-1992. Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place is located at 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield MA.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Paws to Read: Dog Days of Summer, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Bring a book or borrow one to read to a gentle dog who loves stories. For grades 1-5. Evenings on the Green, 7 p.m. Rick Bedrosian, leader of Hair of the Dog and Hey Jude, will perform a solo show featuring music from the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, and others. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

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GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m.. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.

MINDFUL PRACTICES GROUP: All (including Beginners) are welcome; meditation instruction is available. The meeting format includes walking and sitting meditation, dharma presentation, and sharing dharma-related experiences. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., RPI’s Newman Center Hospitality House–4 Sherry Road, Troy, about 30 yards south of the RPI Chapel Center (near the intersection of Burdett and Peoples Avenues). Call 518-271-6949 or 518-273-1851 for more information.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Maker Lab, 2 p.m. for ages 6-12. Create a stop-motion animation movie. Please sign up in advance. 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.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St, Johnsonville (Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for the new sign at the corner) has a great selection of men’s, women’s, girl’s, boy’s and baby clothing, shoes and accessories. Most clothing is $3 a bag. Housewares, decorative items, a room full of toys, and over 1,000 hard and soft cover books. The thrift shop is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – noon.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Health & Wellness activities 10:30 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

UALBANY ART MUSEUM: The University at Albany Art Museum is pleased to announce the schedule of public programs to accompany the summer 2018 exhibitions. “Younger Than Today: Photographs of Children (and sometimes their mothers) by Andy Warhol,” “Mickey Mouse has grown up a Cow,” and “Triple: Alex Bradley Cohen, Louis Fratino, and Tschabalala Self” will be on view June 29 – September 15, 2018. A Curator’s Talk with Corinna Ripps Schaming will be held on August 1 from noon – 1 p.m. at the museum, located on the UAlbany campus, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany. All programs are free and open to the public.

VOLKSWALK: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 1, a guided walk through Saratoga East Side starts at 9 a.m. from United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.

Thursday, Aug. 2

AFTER WORK WALK: Rensselaer Land Trust’s After Work Walks on Thursday evenings are short, family-friendly walks and activities that will introduce you to the special places in Rensselaer County protected by Rensselaer Land Trust and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. On August 2 at 6 p.m., walk the Poestenkill Community Forest, from woods trails to impressive historic stone walls. More details at renstrust.org.

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Making of the Band, 2:30 p.m. Build your own instrument and jam out with your friends. For grades 1-5. Book Buddies, 6 p.m. Sign up to partner with a teen book buddy to practice your reading skills. For grades K-5. Sign up online for either event at bethlehempubliclibrary.org, or call 518-439-9314. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting group, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, 570 3rd Avenue, Troy is open every Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for books, linens, housewares, jewelry and clothing (especially kids) for the entire family, as well as luggage, toys, puzzles and shoes. Stop by for refreshments, meet the friendly staff and check out the July sales. Call 518-235-3851 for more information.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Adult Yoga Hour, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.

MANAGING WILD WEEDS: Weeds are one of the gardener’s biggest challenges and there are several strategies to keep them at bay. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will present the program “Managing Your Wild Weeds” on Thursday, August 2, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Demonstration Garden at the Robert C. Parker School, 4254 Route 43, North Greenbush. Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator David Chinery will look at various options, including both organic and non-organic herbicides, for weeds in garden beds as well as in lawns, and discuss why it is important to “know your weeds’ before taking action. Free and open to the public; subject to cancellation for inclement weather. For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or mmp74@cornell.edu.

MILHAM PLANETARIUM: Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. beginning on June 5 and running through August 9. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Each show lasts approximately 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Create your own lava lamp, 4 p.m. for ages 12-18. Please sign up in advance. Computer Help, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered. 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.

STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join Maria and all your Playgroup friends to read stories, listen to music, move around, make some crafts and, most of all, play! Kids 5 and under, along with parents and/or caregivers, are invited to join in playtime at the library. Siblings are welcome as well! Thursdays at 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown. Call 518-733-5750 or email director@stephentownlibrary.org for more information.

SUPERHERO STORYTIME: Listen to superhero stories presented by the Troy Public Library and get a chance to meet Spiderman. For ages 3 and up. 11 a.m., Barker Park, 3rd and State streets, downtown Troy.

TROY CENTER: Everyone is welcome to sing along with entertainer Bob Marcello as he performs the greatest songs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s at Troy Center. All families and friends are welcome to this free monthly engagement. Bob will perform the first Thursday of every month from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Troy Center is located at 49 Marvin Avenue in Troy. Please contact Billejo Sass at 518-273-6646 or by email at bsass@troycenter.net for more information.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Crafts, 9 a.m. Sewing class, 9 a.m. Osteo Aerobics, 10 a.m. Health & Wellness activies, 10:30 a.m. Line dancing, 1 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

WILLIAMS COLLEGE OF MUSIC: 5 p.m., “Bibliology: Books,” Artist Andrew Beccone showcases Reanimation Library, a collection of outdated and discarded books. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the patio, “Herbology: Plants as remedy,” The Hudson-based Good Fight Herb Co. showcases herbal remedies and the potential of plants to heal. Free. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. Call 413-597-2429 for more information.

Friday, Aug. 3

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBARY: Summer Cinema, “Sherlock Gnomes,” 2:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or pillow; the library will supply the popcorn. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Farmers’ Market, Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Winery Knitters, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

CASTLETON FARMERS MARKET: The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) will be held every Friday from June 1 to September 28, from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150).

EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: On Friday, August 3, at 11 a.m. there will be a Membership Meeting at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Be a part of the decisions that affect your senior center. Stay for a noon meal after the meeting for a suggested donation of $3. To make reservations for lunch, call the center at 518-279-3413.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Adult Art, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Legal Aid available today; sign up for an appointment. Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.

SUMMER CELEBRATION: Join the Churchtown Dairy for a summer celebration with music, barbecue and a farm and garden tour. 5 p.m – 8 p.m., 357 County Route 12, Hudson. Admission free; donations welcome. For more information call 518-851-2042 or visit www.churchtowndairy.org.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:45 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

Saturday, Aug. 4

9.5 GENERALS: The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery present their next public tour, “9 and ½ Generals,” on Saturday August 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. Along with the great Civil War generals Wool, Thomas, Carr and others, the “half general” is one of the many interesting military stories you’ll hear in this popular tour led by Michael Barrett. This event helps support the preservation and maintenance of the Historic Earl Chapel and the beautiful grounds of Oakwood Cemetery. Registration preferred; please call 518-328-0090. Pay $15 per person on arrival; children under 12 are free. Meet at the chapel flagpole. In case of inclement weather, check for updates at Oakwood Cemetery Troy NY on Facebook.

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Road, Poestenkill, will have its monthly All You Can Eat Breakfast on Saturday, August 4, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. $8. for adults and $3.50 for children under 10.

CHENEY LIBRARY BOOK SALE: The Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls holds a Book Sale from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Back To School Raffle tickets are available 6 for $5 or $1 each for an August 15 drawing. 73 Classic Street, Hoosick Falls.

MASONIC PICNIC: The annual joint members, family and guest picnic of Mount Zion Masonic Lodge F.&A.M. #311 and Apollo-King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge #13 F.&A.M. takes place on Saturday, August 4, from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Troy Masonic Community Center, 39 Brunswick Road, Troy.

NORTH COUNTRY ARTS TOUR: NorthCountryARTS presents a self-guided artist studio tour highlighting artists in Glens Falls Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thirteen artists with studios in Glens Falls will open their doors to highlight their work ranging from painting and fabric art to pottery and jewelry. Brochures with maps and descriptions of the artists’ work are available at the NorthCountryARTS Gallery at the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls or you can contact Fred Holman at 518-803-4034 for more information. For additional information visit www.northcountryarts.com.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBARRY: Slime Time, 1 p.m. Meet real slugs, snails and worms. Kids love slime, and these creatures do too. Find out why, how they move and which end of a worm is which. For ages 6-12. Please call to sign up. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, call 518-462-1193, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.

THACHER NATURE CENTER: “Home is Where the Hive Is,” 2 p.m. A fun and fascinating look at a honeybee observation hive. Meet the querulous queen, the woebegone workers, and the dull drones, while learning about the various jobs they have within the colony. Observe up close the features of the hive, including the fabulous feeding port and the tubular tube. Try on the beekeeping equipment, and test your honeybee knowledge in a friendly trivia game. This program is appropriate for adults and children. Please call 518-872-0800 to register.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St, Johnsonville (Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for the new sign at the corner) has a great selection of men’s, women’s, girl’s, boy’s and baby clothing, shoes and accessories. Most clothing is $3 a bag. Housewares, decorative items, a room full of toys, and over 1,000 hard and soft cover books. The thrift shop is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – noon.

YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 23 through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Sunday, Aug. 5

ANNUAL ISLAND SERVICE: The annual vespers service with The Rev. Nancy Rosenblum at the Church of the Good Shepherd on St. Hubert’s Isle in Raquette Lake marks the church’s 138th anniversary. The 3 p.m. service will be followed by complimentary refreshments. Free transport from Village Dock will be provided by Burke’s Marina at 2 p.m. An offering will be collected for building repairs. For more information visit www.sthubertsisle.com.

FREE OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES: Kripalu Yoga practice will be guided by Kathleen Fisk, Kripalu Yoga Instructor and owner of In Harmony Yoga Studio, 137 Remsen Street, Cohoes. Free outside yoga classes will be held Sundays in June, July and August, weather permitting, at 10 a.m. at Van Schaick Island Pond, 155 Continental Avenue, Cohoes.
GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Young Adult Book Club, 6:30 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

BREAKFAST BUFFET: All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet and Omelet Station, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., K of C Hall, 76 Grace Street, Waterford. $8 adult – $4 children (Children under 4 free). Take a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. Each paid breakfast ticket also enters you in a chance to win a free breakfast at a later date. Call 518-237-9330 for more information.

THACHER NATURE CENTER: Dog Days of Summer, 10 a.m. Bring your furry friends for an adventure through the park. Learn how to keep your dog cool, hydrated, and comfortable when exploring in the summer heat. Begin at the LaGrange Bush parking area. Proof of recent vaccinations and six-foot leash (maximum) are required. Call 518-872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 23 through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Monday, Aug. 6

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: DIY Essential Oil Candles,2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Make a cute mason jar candle with your choice of essential oil — fresh and clean, invigorating or relaxing. Sign up online at bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 518-439-9314. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

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

SENIOR SCRAPBOOKING CLASS: Do you have stacks of pictures that you keep meaning to put in albums? The Everett Wagar Senior Center can help you get started, Just bring yourself and your pictures; the center provides the fun and all needed materials to make your pictures look fabulous (think birthday, or anniversary presents). Class meets Monday August 6, at 12:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $3. for seniors 60 years of age an older. Reservations are required for lunch and appreciated for scrapbooking; please call 518-279-3413.

STEPHENTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Eastfield Village, a collection of more than twenty-five early nineteenth century buildings in East Nassau, is the campus for the Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops. Peter Schaaphok, president of the Historic Eastfield Foundation, will give an illustrated talk about Historic Eastfield Village during the Stephentown Historical Society meeting on Monday, August 6. 7:30 p.m., Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road (corner of Garfield Road), Stephentown. The program is free and the building is handicapped accessible. For directions, telephone 518-733-0010.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Haircuts available the first Monday of each month, starting at 10 a.m. Please call 518-270-5348 to make a reservation. Aerobics, 9:30 a.m. Bowling at Uncle Sam Lanes, 12:30 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Troy Senior Center, 19 Third Street, Downtown Troy.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Summer Reading Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Following the Libraries Rock theme, discuss David Hepworth’s “The Rise and Fall of Rock Stars.” The August 16 Listening Party will feature music from some of the artists featured in the book. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.

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

COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR: Stephentown Memorial Library would like to invite all Stephentown (and surrounding areas) senior citizens to the Senior Coffee Hour every Tuesday at 1 p.m. This is a time to gather with friends, enjoy some coffee and baked goods and participate in activities presented by Library staff member Maria Spear. Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 NY-43 in Stephentown.

CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING BOOK DISCUSSION: This month’s book is “A Touch of Wonder” by Arthur Gordon. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. 6:30 p.m., Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918.

DYKEN POND: Led by Leonard Tremblay, travel in a different direction each Tuesday in July and August to explore the many different habitats of Dyken Pond. 2-3 miles each week from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Preregister for all events by email at dykenpond@gmail.com, or call 518-658-2055.

EARL CHAPEL TOURS: The spectacular Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy’s “castle on the hill,” will be open for tours every Tuesday in August at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. for just $8.per person.Children under 12 are free. No registration required, but groups of eight or more are requested to call 518-221-7941 for scheduling purposes.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Teen Art Club, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Family Game Night, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Card party day, 10:30 a.m. Van transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for noon dinner reservations and more information.

MILHAM PLANETARIUM: Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. beginning on June 5 and running through August 9. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Each show lasts approximately 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE: The National Museum of Dance is pleased to announce weekly public docent tours beginning Tuesday, June 26. Docent-led tours of the Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions will be held each Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tours are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary. Tours meet at 11:15 a.m. in the Museum foyer at 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

PALACE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: The Palace Theater’s “Summer in the City” movie series, co-presented by SEFCU and Albany Medical Center, offers free family-friendly movies on Tuesdays from July 10 through August 28. The August 7 feature is “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.” Doors open at noon with educational activities provided by Albany Med; the movie begins at 1 p.m. Free popcorn and beverages are provided to children 12 and under. The Palace is loacted at 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany.

TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Join the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, August 7, for an evening relaxing and enjoying a decades themed vinyl music session outside in the courtyard, courtesy of the River Street Beat Shop. 6 p.m., 100 Second Street, Troy. This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.

POESTENKILL SENIORS: Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sullivan-Jones post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, following by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clamsteams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest. Dues are $15 a year.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pre-school Storytime, 11 a.m. Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: 9 a.m., Knitting and Crocheting. 10:30 a.m., Health & Wellness activities. Arts 4 Vets meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Call 270-5349 to make a noon lunch reservation, or 270-5348 for more information.

YADDO GHOST TOUR: Yaddo Ghost Tours are held every Tuesday during the Saratoga racing season. Meet in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY: Kids’ Builder Association, 2 p.m. Use your imagination to build with Legos, Snap Circuits, K’Nex, blocks, puzzles and more. BCHS student Jacob will be on hand to share domino-building techniques. Paws to Read, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Bring a book or borrow one to read to a gentle dog who loves stories. For grades 1-5. The Zucchini Brothers offer up a family-friendly musical stir-fry of styles at 6:30 p.m., following an ice cream social and membership drive at 6 p.m. sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: Rensselaer County’s Cooperative Extension will be on hand Wednesday, August 8, at 11 am, for the monthly Eat Smart – Live Strong cooking demonstration. There will be free recipes and samples for everyone who attends. Please stay for a nutritious meal at noon (entrée; Chicken Breast w/Marsala/Mushroom Gravy) for a suggested donation of $3, available Monday through Friday to all Rensselaer County seniors 60 years and older. Reservations are required for lunch; please call 518-279-3413.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m.. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

GRAFTON MERRYMAKERS: The monthly meeting of the Grafton merrymakers will take place on August 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Everett Wager Senior Center, Grafton.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.

MINDFUL PRACTICES GROUP: All (including Beginners) are welcome; meditation instruction is available. The meeting format includes walking and sitting meditation, dharma presentation, and sharing dharma-related experiences. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., RPI’s Newman Center Hospitality House–4 Sherry Road, Troy, about 30 yards south of the RPI Chapel Center (near the intersection of Burdett and Peoples Avenues). Call 518-271-6949 or 518-273-1851 for more information.

RED, WHITE & BLUE LUNCHEON: The New York Capital District Christian Women’s Connection sponsors a Red, White & Blue Luncheon on Wednesday, August 8, at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 Rte. 146 (Carman Road) in Schenectady, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at approximately 1:30 p.m. On the menu this month is a Turkey Sub with Pasta Salad. Deb Balliet and Amy Duskiewicz from the Animal Protective Foundation will speak about services they provide to the community, including those to seniors. There will be special music with the dynamic Peter Jorgenson, and special speaker Sharon Palmer will tell us how she became a musician who finally found the right key. The cost is $16 inclusive (cash only please). Reservations are necessary no later than August 3, and cancellations are a must. Please call Nancy at 518-869-0642.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Maker Lab, 2 p.m. for ages 6-12. Hover and fly; make airplanes and a hovercraft. Please sign up in advance. 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.

STORIES IN THE PARK: The Troy Public Library presents Stories in the Park at Frear Park in Troy, starting 11 a.m. For ages 3 and up.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St, Johnsonville (Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for the new sign at the corner) has a great selection of men’s, women’s, girl’s, boy’s and baby clothing, shoes and accessories. Most clothing is $3 a bag. Housewares, decorative items, a room full of toys, and over 1,000 hard and soft cover books. The thrift shop is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – noon.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Health & Wellness activities 10:30 a.m. SBingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

VOLKSWALK ROUND LAKE: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 8, a guided walk through Round Lake starts at 9 a.m. from Haven Avenue and Saratoga Avenue,Round Lake. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.

Thursday, Aug. 9

AFTER WORK WALK: Rensselaer Land Trust’s After Work Walks on Thursday evenings are short, family-friendly walks and activities that will introduce you to the special places in Rensselaer County protected by Rensselaer Land Trust and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. On August 9 at 6 p.m., take a short walk in the Grafton Community Forest to extensive view over the Tomhannock Reservoir. Bring flashlights if you want to stay for the sunset. More details at renstrust.org.

ART WITH THE TANG MUSEUM: 11 a.m., Troy Public Library main branch, 100 Second Street; 1 p.m., Lansingburgh branch, 27 114th Street, Troy. For ages 5 and up.

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting group, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: Would you like to help crochet or knit, hats, mittens, lap robes, teddy bear sweaters or scarves for the homeless and school children? The Stitching Chicks Knit and Crochet Group meet on Thursday, August 9, at 12:30 p.m. at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Rooxborough Road, Grafton. The group has a large supply of yarn and ladies who are willing to teach you some basic stitches to get you started on any project. Come early and enjoy lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $3 for seniors 60 years of age an older. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome. Reservations required for lunch; 518-279-3413.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Adult Yoga Hour, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Northern Tier Picnic at Polish Hall, 10 a..m with Bingo, lunch and music by The Bluebillies. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.

THE MAGIC YEARS: Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County presents “The Magic Years,” a series of three parenting education workshops for parents/caregivers of children from birth to age 4. The first workshop, “Handling Stress & Understanding Child Development,” allows parents/caregivers to discuss stress management strategies in a supportive environment. Learn how stress impacts children and how we can help them manage stressors. Understand the stages of child development, and how you can best support and nurture your developing child(ren). 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Parsons Child & Family Center, 169 Mohawk St., Cohoes. Advanced registration is required by contacting Maria DeLucia-Evans at 518-765-3559 or mkd59@cornell.edu.

MILHAM PLANETARIUM: Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. beginning on June 5 and running through August 9. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Each show lasts approximately 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join Maria and all your Playgroup friends to read stories, listen to music, move around, make some crafts and, most of all, play! Kids 5 and under, along with parents and/or caregivers, are invited to join in playtime at the library. Siblings are welcome as well! Thursdays at 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown. Call 518-733-5750 or email director@stephentownlibrary.org for more information.

TROY HOUSING AUTHORITY: The Board Meeting of the Members of Troy Housing Authority that was scheduled for Thursday August 9, at Conway Court Apartments has been cancelled. The Next Board Meeting will Thursday September 20, at Corliss Park Apartments.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Birthday Party day for July, August and September birthdays. Crafts, 9 a.m. Sewing class, 9 a.m. Osteo Aerobics, 10 a.m. Health & Wellness activies, 10:30 a.m. Line dancing, 1 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

Friday, Aug. 10

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Farmers’ Market, Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

CASTLETON FARMERS MARKET: The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) will be held every Friday from June 1 to September 28, from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150).

COYOTES: Dan Bogan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Siena College will give a short talk about the history and biology of the eastern coyote and his research investigating coyote behavioral ecology and human interactions, followed by a walk to the Mud Creek Trail to look for coyote signs and explore their habitat. 7 p.m., Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District, 1024 State Route 66, Ghent. This event is free but registration is required. Please call Pamela Price at 518-267-3313 to sign up.

EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: Join the seniors at the Everett Wagar Senior Center on Friday, August 10, at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate August birthdays with cupcakes donated by birthday chairperson Marcia Trask. If you have questions or would like to enjoy a noon lunch for a suggested donation of $3, please contact the center at 518-279-3413.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Adult Art, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.

NARCAN TRAINING: Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, hosts an 11:15 a.m. training presentation from Rensselaer County’s Health Department on Heroin and Opioid Overdose Prevention. Each individual will learn the signs and symptoms of a heroin or opioid overdose, how to use a NARCAN kit and receive a free kit. For more information call 518-279-3413.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:45 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

Saturday, Aug. 11

DYKEN POND: Junior Naturalist Wonder Walk, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pre-school aged kids will focus on using their five senses to explore nature. Get up close to nature during a fun afternoon outside. Fee: $1 per child. Pre-registration required. Music Under the Trees with the Hill Hollow Band, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Light snacks will be on hand. Free outdoor concert. Donations always welcome. Preregister for all events by email at dykenpond@gmail.com, or call (518) 658-2055.

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY OPEN HOUSE: There will be a Geothermal Energy Open House featuring a pioneering geothermal cooling and heating system on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 145 Primrose Hill Road, Rhinebeck. The Open House showcases a modernized energy system with innovative features. There will be a short video, a tour and technical staff present to answer questions. This is a free public event with free parking, food and beverages. Contact: beckyjmeier@gmail.com for more information, call 518-929-4664 or go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1865172803777403/.

MARKETS AT ROUND LAKE: For one weekend in August, The Markets at Round Lake will showcase over 80 of the best and brightest artisans in the local and regional maker, crafter and artisanal edibles community, who will converge within an eclectic village to bring forth the latest talent and hottest trends. Also featuring Food Trucks, Live Music, Book Sale, Creativity Caravan & BarStream Events. Free admission. August 11, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Village Green 49 Burlington Ave, Round Lake. Visit www.MarketsAtRoundLake.com for more information.

NORTH COUNTRY ARTS TOUR: NorthCountryARTS presents a self-guided artist studio tour highlighting in the Lake George and North Warren region of Warren County on Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Twelve artists will display their work at nine locations throughout the region north of Glens Falls including 4 in Lake George, 3 in Diamond Point, 2 in Brant Lake and 3 in Chestertown. Brochures with maps and descriptions of the artists’ work are available at the NorthCountryARTS Gallery at the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls or you can contact Fred Holman at 518-803-4034 for more information. For additional information visit www.northcountryarts.com.

OAKWOOD CEMETERY TOUR: The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery offer a new tour on Saturday August 11, at 9 a.m. Volunteer guides will take you to Sections P and Q, an area in the lower west portion of the cemetery that hasn’t been toured before. Hear captivating stories about early German immigrants, a Gold Rush prospector, the startling death of a local bookseller and the history of some Civil War soldiers. The Soldiers’ Plot, the Baby Plot, and the old vault will be included in this walking tour. Meet at the chapel flag pole to pay, then drive down closer to Sections P and Q for a new adventure. $15 per person, payable on arrival; children under 12 free. Proceeds help support the preservation and maintenance of the Historic Earl Chapel and the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery. Please call 518-328-0090 to register.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBARRY: Teen Video Premier, 1 p.m. Teens will show the video projects they created. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, call 518-462-1193, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.

RESTORING OLD GROWTH FOREST: A workshop on how to recognize, restore, and monitor old growth forest. with Dr. David Hunt. 9 a.m. – noon at Rensselaer Land Trusts’s Young’s Bog Preserve, Sand Lake.

SAND LAKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: By popular demand Sand Lake Center for the Arts is bringing back Bing Futch on stage. This award-wining singer/songwriter/instrumentalist from Florida takes the Appalachian mountain dulcimer to electrifying extremes. Adults $18. Under 18 $10. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org, or call 518-674-2007. SLCA, located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.

WILD TAILS OF ALBANY: Wild Tails of Albany Animals is a first of its kind guided walking tour that leads your family on a safari through downtown Albany. You will uncover many creatures in the form of carvings and statues hidden in plain sight as your guide regales you with historic tails of Albany’s furry and feathered friends, big and small, including Owney the Railway Mail Dog and our beloved Nipper. Tours take place on the second Saturday of the month from May through October, starting at 11 a.m. at the Albany Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square. Adults $3, children free.

YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 23 through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Sunday, Aug. 12

DAY AT B’NAI: “A Day at B’nai,” a free festival and open house kicking off the countdown to Rosh Hashanah at Albany’s B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, will be held Sunday, August 12, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany. A bounce house, games and crafts, face painting, social action project, music and dancing and refreshments guarantee a fun time for all ages. The festival is open to all. For more information about B’nai Sholom and the Aug. 12 “A Day at B’nai,” visit www.bnaisholomalbany.org.

EQUINE RESCUE: Susan Kayne, founder and CEO of the Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation, will discuss its advocacy, education, funding, and media, and equine rescue, adoption, and sanctuary. The Foundation is dedicated to saving the lives of thoroughbreds at risk of slaughter. Refreshments at 12:30 p.m.; program at 1:15 p.m., Room 224, Campus Center, Sage Colleges Albany Campus, New Scotland Ave. at Academy Road, Albany. This free event is presented by the Capital District Humanist Society. For details and directions call 518-533-2666, or visit www.humanistsociety.org.

FREE OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES: Kripalu Yoga practice will be guided by Kathleen Fisk, Kripalu Yoga Instructor and owner of In Harmony Yoga Studio, 137 Remsen Street, Cohoes. Free outside yoga classes will be held Sundays in June, July and August, weather permitting, at 10 a.m. at Van Schaick Island Pond, 155 Continental Avenue, Cohoes.

MARKETS AT ROUND LAKE: For one weekend in August, The Markets at Round Lake will showcase over 80 of the best and brightest artisans in the local and regional maker, crafter and artisanal edibles community, who will converge within an eclectic village to bring forth the latest talent and hottest trends. Also featuring Food Trucks, Live Music, Book Sale, Creativity Caravan & BarStream Events. Free admission. August 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Village Green 49 Burlington Ave, Round Lake. Visit www.MarketsAtRoundLake.com for more information.

RUN FOR THE ROSES 5K: Day of event registration for the 33rd Annual Run For the Roses 5K race, Nature Walk & Kids’ I Mile Fun Run opens at 7:30 a.m. Nature Walk at 8 a.m., 5K race at 9 a.m., Fun Run at 10 a.m. Register online at finishright.com by August 7 for a reduced entry fee. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org to download a race application form. Proceeds from this USATF sanctioned race benefit Grafton Community Library.

TROY FLEA: About 40 vendors sell their wares at the flea in Riverfront Park Sunday, August 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. There are new, exciting vendors, as well as returning favorites this year providing a great mix of handmade and vintage items keeping the eclectic feel the market is known and loved for. Immediately following the Downtown BID-sponsored Yoga in the Park (in Riverfront Park along the Hudson River), visitors can hunt for vintage and upcycled treasures at Troy Flea every second and fourth Sunday through September from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WATERFORD HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor farmers market on the Erie Canal. Enjoy beautiful views and live music as you shop for local produce, baked goods, syrup, sauces, meat, art, soap, and more. Every Sunday through October 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford. Visit https://www.waterfordharbormarket.com/ for more information.

YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 23 through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Monday, Aug. 13

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

HONOR A DECEASED VETERAN: The Rensselaer County Honor a Deceased Veteran Program honors Ronald J. Welsh at this month’s ceremony, to be held on August 13 at 8:30 a.m. in the Legislative Chambers, Third Floor of the County Office Bldg. 1600 Seventh Avenue, Troy. Ronald served in the United States Army and NY National Guard for 22 years as an Infantryman and Military Police Officer. He was deployed to the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. Honors Ronald received include a Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze service stars, the Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and Combat Patch. For more information, contact the Rensselaer County Veterans Service Agency at 518-270-2760.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Shopping day; van leaves at 9:30 a.m. Be sure to sign up. Cribbage, 9 a.m. Yoga, 10:30 a.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.

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

Tuesday, Aug. 14

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

COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR: Stephentown Memorial Library would like to invite all Stephentown (and surrounding areas) senior citizens to the Senior Coffee Hour every Tuesday at 1 p.m. This is a time to gather with friends, enjoy some coffee and baked goods and participate in activities presented by Library staff member Maria Spear. Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 NY-43 in Stephentown.

DYKEN POND: Led by Leonard Tremblay, travel in a different direction each Tuesday in July and August to explore the many different habitats of Dyken Pond. 2-3 miles each week from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Preregister for all events by email at dykenpond@gmail.com, or call 518-658-2055.

EARL CHAPEL TOURS: The spectacular Gardner Earl Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy’s “castle on the hill,” will be open for tours every Tuesday in August at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. for just $8.per person.Children under 12 are free. No registration required, but groups of eight or more are requested to call 518-221-7941 for scheduling purposes.

EAST SIDE SENIORS: The East Side Seniors’ next meeting will be held on August 14, starting at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post in Wynantskill. Team 1 will be the hosts for lunch, followed by bingo or your game of choice. New members are always welcome to join.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Teen Art Club, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Family Game Night, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HALF MOON BUTTON CLUB: The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Tuesday August 14, at 11 a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. The social time starts at 11 a.m. and the business meeting starts at noon followed by the program. Bring a bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. For more information call Lisa at 518-869-7420 or Kirsti at 518-869-8125.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Card party day, 10:30 a.m. Van transportation available for local errands. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for noon dinner reservations and more information.

OAKWOOD SCAVENGER HUNT: The Friends of Oakwood’s popular Family Scavenger Hunt will take place on Tuesday, August 14, starting at 6 p.m. Two levels of clues will be given for older and younger children and prizes go to all children who complete the hunt. Dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the chapel flagpole. $10. per family, payable on arrival. Registration in advance is necessary; please call 518-328-0090.

PALACE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: The Palace Theater’s “Summer in the City” movie series, co-presented by SEFCU and Albany Medical Center, offers free family-friendly movies on Tuesdays from July 10 through August 28. The August 14 feature is “James and the Giant Peach.” Doors open at noon with educational activities provided by Albany Med; the movie begins at 1 p.m. Free popcorn and beverages are provided to children 12 and under. The Palace is loacted at 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany.

POESTENKILL SENIORS: Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sullivan-Jones post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, following by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clamsteams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest. Dues are $15 a year.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pre-school Storytime, 11 a.m. Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered 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 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham. All persons age 16 and older with any interest in the art of magic are welcome to enjoy a fun evening. For more information about the organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM.

TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY (LANSINGBURGH): Finance Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m.; Board of Trustees meeting, 5:30 p.m. Troy Public Library, Lansingburgh branch, 27 114th Street, Troy.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Racino day: call 518-270-5348 for details. 9 a.m., Knitting and Crocheting. 10:30 a.m., Health & Wellness activities. Arts 4 Vets meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Call 270-5349 to make a noon lunch reservation, or 270-5348 for more information.

YADDO GHOST TOUR: Yaddo Ghost Tours are held every Tuesday during the Saratoga racing season. Meet in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

CONFERENCE ON AGING: The Rensselaer County Department of the Aging will hold a Conference on Aging (formally known as TRIAD) starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, at Bulmer Telecommunications Center at Hudson Valley Community College. Venders will be sharing important information about services, programs and health and safety All Rensselaer County Seniors 60 years of age and older will receive a free bag lunch. Reservations are required; call 518-270-2730 or 518-279-3413. The deadline for reservations is August 10.

EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: Rachael Hayes, licensed cosmetologist will offer reduced priced manicures, pedicures or toe nail clipping right at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, on Wednesday, August 15, and Wednesday, August 29. Please call the center at 518-279-3413 for required appointments. All Rensselaer County seniors 60 years of age and older are welcome.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m.. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Food Stamp help; sign up for an appointment. Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.

MINDFUL PRACTICES GROUP: All (including Beginners) are welcome; meditation instruction is available. The meeting format includes walking and sitting meditation, dharma presentation, and sharing dharma-related experiences. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., RPI’s Newman Center Hospitality House–4 Sherry Road, Troy, about 30 yards south of the RPI Chapel Center (near the intersection of Burdett and Peoples Avenues). Call 518-271-6949 or 518-273-1851 for more information.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Maker Lab, 2 p.m. for ages 6-12. Volcanoes explode in the explosive finale. Please sign up in advance. 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.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St, Johnsonville (Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for the new sign at the corner) has a great selection of men’s, women’s, girl’s, boy’s and baby clothing, shoes and accessories. Most clothing is $3 a bag. Housewares, decorative items, a room full of toys, and over 1,000 hard and soft cover books. The thrift shop is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – noon.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Health & Wellness activities 10:30 a.m. Wheel of Fortune, 11 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

VOLKSWALK MALTA TECH PARK: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 15, a guided walk through the Malta Tech Park starts at 9 a.m. from 345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY, (HVCC Tec-Smart parking lot). Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.

Thursday, Aug. 16

AFTER WORK WALK: Rensselaer Land Trust’s After Work Walks on Thursday evenings are short, family-friendly walks and activities that will introduce you to the special places in Rensselaer County protected by Rensselaer Land Trust and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. On August 16 at 6 p.m., Walk the trails on Chestnut Hill, Stephentown, among American chestnut trees and learn about efforts to breed blight-resistant chestnut. More details at renstrust.org.

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting group, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Eat Smart Ideas, 11 a.m. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.

THE MAGIC YEARS: Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County presents “The Magic Years,” a series of three parenting education workshops for parents/caregivers of children from birth to age 4. The second workshop, “Setting Routines,” explores how routines and consistency in the home can lead to positive behavior outcomes for your children. Understand how to set up (or better manage) routines surrounding bedtime, bathing, family meals, and toilet training. 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Parsons Child & Family Center, 169 Mohawk St., Cohoes. Advanced registration is required by contacting Maria DeLucia-Evans at 518-765-3559 or mkd59@cornell.edu.

RENSSELAER EAGLES: The Rensselaer Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4446 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, at their rooms located at 851 Broadway.

RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP: On August 16 at The College of Saint Rose, Mario Fernando, a professor of management in the School of Management, Operations and Marketing at the University of Wollongong in Australia, will examine the need for leaders to make unpopular yet responsible decisions. The 6 p.m. talk takes place at the Carondelet Symposium at the Thelma P. Lally School of Education, 1009 Madison Avenue, Albany. Free and open to the public. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/responsible-leadership-talk-mario-fernando-tickets-47953536318?aff=MarioFernando.

STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join Maria and all your Playgroup friends to read stories, listen to music, move around, make some crafts and, most of all, play! Kids 5 and under, along with parents and/or caregivers, are invited to join in playtime at the library. Siblings are welcome as well! Thursdays at 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown. Call 518-733-5750 or email director@stephentownlibrary.org for more information.

TROY IRISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY: The Troy Irish Genealogy Society (TIGS) is an organization whose main purpose is to collect, share, and preserve genealogy information. It’s open to everyone; from people with ties to Troy (or surrounding areas), to those with a general interest in genealogy. You don’t need to live in Troy, or be of Irish descent, to join or get genealogy information from TIGS.The next TIGS meeting will be in Meeting Room A at the East Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way, on Thursday August 16 at 6:30 p.m. Visit the new TIGS website, www.troyirish.org, for more details.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Crafts, 9 a.m. Sewing class, 9 a.m. Osteo Aerobics, 10 a.m. Health & Wellness activies, 10:30 a.m. Special dinner, “A Day at the Races,” with entertainment by Guy Tonno. Line dancing, 1 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

Friday, Aug. 17

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Farmers’ Market, Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Winery Knitters, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

CASTLETON FARMERS MARKET: The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) will be held every Friday from June 1 to September 28, from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150).

EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: On Friday, August 17, the Nutrition Department will hold its monthly special dinner at noon at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. This months theme will be “A Day at the Races.” Entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. with Paul Slusar. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. A wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 years of age and older Monday thru Friday at noon, for a suggested contribution of $3. Please call 518-279-3413 to make your reservations for lunch.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:45 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

Saturday, Aug. 18

BAKE SALE: The Friends of the Waterford Public Library will hold a bake sale on Saturday, August 18, at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center on the promenade. All profits will benefit the Library. The Friends of the Waterford Public Library work with the Library Director and Library Trustees to support and advance the services and goals of the Library.

HOPE ROCKS: The Hope Rocks Festival began last year as a “first of its kind” community response to the epidemic of unnatural death caused by opioid addiction and suicide. 2015 Grammy Award Winner Mike Farris will join Wild Adriatic as the headlining acts at the 2018 Hope Rocks Festival scheduled for August 18 and 19 at Cantine Veterans’ Memorial Complex in Saugerties. The festival is free and will run from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. For more information on the festival and its activities, visit www.hoperocksny.com.

INGALLS PRESERVE HIKE: As part of Celebrate Stephentown, the steward of Rensselaer Land Trust’s Robert Ingalls Preserve will lead a walk through this hidden corner of Stephentown, visiting its old roads, pristine trout stream, and archeological evidence of times gone by. The hike will cover approximately two miles and involves traversing occasional wet/muddy areas, rocky footing and steep slopes. Please arrive before 10 a.m. to assemble. The Ingalls Preserve parking area is located on Garfield Road just west of the intersection of Horse Heaven and Garfield Roads.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: Popular Vermont author Archer Mayor will be the subject of the August 18 Mystery Book Club at 10:30 a.m. at the Cohoes Public Library. “Borderlines” is the second in his Joe Gunther series. Like Gunther, Archer has been a detective and a volunteer firefighter/EMT; he’s currently a death investigator for Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner. Additional information on the book club at www.CohoesPublicLibrary.org under “Book Club.”

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBARRY: Ice cream, prizes and activities to celebrate summer readers. 1 p.m., for summer reading participants and their families only. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, call 518-462-1193, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary.

YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 23 through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Sunday, Aug. 19

ALBERT FAMILY COMMUNITY FOREST: “Wilderness Ways for Families and Children,” 10 a.m. Give your children something beyond technology: forest exploration without fear. This morning event led by Fred McCagg, part of Celebrate Stephentown weekend, will help you learn basic skills, build confidence and become more confident in the outdoors, led by Fred McCagg. To register contact Fred at fredmccagg@fairpoint.net.

FREE OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES: Kripalu Yoga practice will be guided by Kathleen Fisk, Kripalu Yoga Instructor and owner of In Harmony Yoga Studio, 137 Remsen Street, Cohoes. Free outside yoga classes will be held Sundays in June, July and August, weather permitting, at 10 a.m. at Van Schaick Island Pond, 155 Continental Avenue, Cohoes.

HOPE ROCKS: The Hope Rocks Festival began last year as a “first of its kind” community response to the epidemic of unnatural death caused by opioid addiction and suicide. 2015 Grammy Award Winner Mike Farris will join Wild Adriatic as the headlining acts at the 2018 Hope Rocks Festival scheduled for August 18 and 19 at Cantine Veterans’ Memorial Complex in Saugerties. The festival is free and will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. For more information on the festival and its activities, visit www.hoperocksny.com.

POLISH PILGRIMAGE: The Polish American Congress, Central Division of New York State, is sponsoring Polish Day at the National Shrine of the North American Martyrs at Auriesville on Sunday, August 19. Pilgrimate devotions will begin at 2 p.m. with Stations of the Cross and recitation of the Rosary. Confessions in Polish and English will be heard from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Concelebrated Mass in the Coliseum begins at 4 p.m. with His Excellency Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, as Main Celebratn. Further details may be obtained from Teresa K. Bunk, National Director of the Polish American Congress, Central Division of NY State, by calling 518-272-5727.

WATERFORD HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor farmers market on the Erie Canal. Enjoy beautiful views and live music as you shop for local produce, baked goods, syrup, sauces, meat, art, soap, and more. Every Sunday through October 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford. Visit https://www.waterfordharbormarket.com/ for more information.

YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 23 through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Monday, Aug. 20

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

HISTORY SONGS: Join the Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, on Monday, August 20, at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of free live music. Local folk and blues musicians Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle will be giving a lively and engaging performance that combines music and history. The performance features words of famous poets put to original music by Tom Staudle (Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Andy Rooney, a local poet, and more). Admission is free and donations will be gratefully accepted. Advanced registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071, or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.

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

SENIOR SCRAPBOOKING CLASS: Do you have stacks of pictures that you keep meaning to put in albums? The Everett Wagar Senior Center can help you get started, Just bring yourself and your pictures; the center provides the fun and all needed materials to make your pictures look fabulous (think birthday, or anniversary presents). Class meets Monday August 20, at 12:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $3. for seniors 60 years of age an older. Reservations are required for lunch and appreciated for scrapbooking; please call 518-279-3413.

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

Tuesday, Aug. 21

BORGEN PROJECT: The Borgen Project is a non profit organization whose goal is to help put an end to global poverty. An informational event takes place from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, at the East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way. The event is to help raise awareness to what the Borgen Project does and how much they help those in need. The goal is to increase the amount of volunteers and to show everyone how much impact you can have in the political spectrum just by simply emailing your politicians.

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

COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR: Stephentown Memorial Library would like to invite all Stephentown (and surrounding areas) senior citizens to the Senior Coffee Hour every Tuesday at 1 p.m. This is a time to gather with friends, enjoy some coffee and baked goods and participate in activities presented by Library staff member Maria Spear. Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 NY-43 in Stephentown.

DYKEN POND: Led by Leonard Tremblay, travel in a different direction each Tuesday in July and August to explore the many different habitats of Dyken Pond. 2-3 miles each week from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Preregister for all events by email at dykenpond@gmail.com, or call 518-658-2055.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Teen Art Club, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Family Game Night, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Craft day, 10 a.m. Card party day, 10:30 a.m. Van transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for noon dinner reservations and more information.

PALACE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: The Palace Theater’s “Summer in the City” movie series, co-presented by SEFCU and Albany Medical Center, offers free family-friendly movies on Tuesdays from July 10 through August 28. The August 21 feature is “The Lion King.” Doors open at noon with educational activities provided by Albany Med; the movie begins at 1 p.m. Free popcorn and beverages are provided to children 12 and under. The Palace is loacted at 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany.

POESTENKILL SENIORS: Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sullivan-Jones post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, following by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clamsteams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest. Dues are $15 a year.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pre-school Storytime, 11 a.m. Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: 9 a.m., Knitting and Crocheting. 10:30 a.m., Health & Wellness activities. Arts 4 Vets meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Call 270-5349 to make a noon lunch reservation, or 270-5348 for more information.

YADDO GHOST TOUR: Yaddo Ghost Tours are held every Tuesday during the Saratoga racing season. Meet in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR KIDS: Using the book, “Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal” by John Lanza, participants will make decisions about to spend, share and save money. Following reading and discussion, children will create their own save jar that they will keep to use for their own established financial goal. 10:30 a.m., SEFCU Dora Maxwell Auditorium, 700 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Albany. The sessions is free, but registration is required. Please visit www.sefcu.com/financialeducation to reserve your seat today.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Info table for Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, 10 a.m. – noon. Crafts, 10 a.m. Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.

MINDFUL PRACTICES GROUP: All (including Beginners) are welcome; meditation instruction is available. The meeting format includes walking and sitting meditation, dharma presentation, and sharing dharma-related experiences. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., RPI’s Newman Center Hospitality House–4 Sherry Road, Troy, about 30 yards south of the RPI Chapel Center (near the intersection of Burdett and Peoples Avenues). Call 518-271-6949 or 518-273-1851 for more information.

SENIOR BINGO: Join the Grafton seniors for a Special Bingo, on Wednesday, August 22, at 12:30 p.m., sponsored by CDPHP, at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. If you have any questions, or would like to enjoy lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $3, please contact the center at 518-279-3413.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St, Johnsonville (Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for the new sign at the corner) has a great selection of men’s, women’s, girl’s, boy’s and baby clothing, shoes and accessories. Most clothing is $3 a bag. Housewares, decorative items, a room full of toys, and over 1,000 hard and soft cover books. The thrift shop is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – noon.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Captain JP cruise; call 518-270-5348 for details. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Health & Wellness activities 10:30 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

VOLKSWALK SCHENECTADY: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 22, a guided walk through Schenectady starts at 9 a.m. from Schenectady County Community College parking lot, behind SCCC at the bike path. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.

Thursday, Aug. 23

AFTER WORK WALK: Rensselaer Land Trust’s After Work Walks on Thursday evenings are short, family-friendly walks and activities that will introduce you to the special places in Rensselaer County protected by Rensselaer Land Trust and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. On August 23 at 6 p.m., explore the 350-acre Poestenkill community forest to learn where the water is in the woods.. More details at renstrust.org.

ALBANY GUIDED TOUR: Echoes of Albany’s Dutch roots can be felt throughout the city, from street names to architectural gems. “Going Dutch” is a guided walking tour within the original perimeter of Beverwyck. Learn how the tenacious Dutch adapted to the New World, formed relationships with the Native Americans and adjusted to English rule before the Revolution. $3 per person. Starting at 3 p.m. at the Albany Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square.

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Tots Class, 10:30 a.m. Knitting group, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: Would you like to help crochet or knit, hats, mittens, lap robes, teddy bear sweaters or scarves for the homeless and school children? The Stitching Chicks Knit and Crochet Group meet on Thursday, August 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Rooxborough Road, Grafton. The group has a large supply of yarn and ladies who are willing to teach you some basic stitches to get you started on any project. Come early and enjoy lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $3 for seniors 60 years of age an older. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome. Reservations required for lunch; 518-279-3413.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.

THE MAGIC YEARS: Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County presents “The Magic Years,” a series of three parenting education workshops for parents/caregivers of children from birth to age 4. In the final workshop, “Parenting Styles & Discipline Tools,” learn about different parenting styles and how they impact children. Understand the difference between discipline and punishment and how to use natural consequences to teach valuable lessons. Explore the myths of spanking and learn strategies to get your children to listen. 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Parsons Child & Family Center, 169 Mohawk St., Cohoes. Advanced registration is required by contacting Maria DeLucia-Evans at 518-765-3559 or mkd59@cornell.edu.

STEPHENTOWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Join Maria and all your Playgroup friends to read stories, listen to music, move around, make some crafts and, most of all, play! Kids 5 and under, along with parents and/or caregivers, are invited to join in playtime at the library. Siblings are welcome as well! Thursdays at 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown. Call 518-733-5750 or email director@stephentownlibrary.org for more information.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Crafts, 9 a.m. Sewing class, 9 a.m. Osteo Aerobics, 10 a.m. Health & Wellness activies, 10:30 a.m. Line dancing, 1 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

Friday, Aug. 24

CASTLETON FARMERS MARKET: The Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers & Artisans Market (COHFAM) will be held every Friday from June 1 to September 28, from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street (9J) and Scott Avenue (150).

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Yoga at 10:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, will hold an ice cream social on Friday, August 24, sponsored by Fidelis. The social will be held at 12:30 p.m. following lunch, which is available to all Rensselaer County seniors 60 years of age or older for a suggested donation of $3. For more information or to make your reservations for lunch, please call 518-279-3413.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:45 a.m. Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

Saturday, Aug. 25

DYKEN POND: Junior Naturalist Fishing 101, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ever wonder what fish live in Dyken Pond? Learn how to tie a fisherman’s know, bait a hook, safely cast and safely release fish. Poles and tackle provided. Pre-registration required. Cost: $3 per person. Preregister for all events by email at dykenpond@gmail.com, or call 518-658-2055.

EAGLES BAND: The Eagles Band will perform an outdoor concert at Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place on Saturday, August 25 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Formed in 1936, the Eagles Band is Berkshire County’s oldest performance ensemble. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 413-499-1992. Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place is located at 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield MA.

K OF C PIG ROAST: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus pig roast begins at approximately 5 p.m. at 328 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham. Snacks will be served from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. $15 per person. Cash bar available. Call 518-783-0572 to make reservations.

MUSHROOM WALK: Sue Van Hook, local mycologist, will lead participants into the woods at one of Rensselaer Land Trust’s forests or preserves. Participants will have a chance to develop their field skills in mushroom identification. Bring a basket or bag with stiff sides, a field knife or trowel, and a hand lens if you have one. Registration fee $10 per person; kids are free. Register online at renstrust.org Click on outing/events and then click on the specific event. You will then see a place to click for register here either with paypal or a credit card. Group size for the walk is limited to 25 so it is first paid, first on the list. Directions will be mailed to participants registered 2 weeks before the walk.

UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL: The Ukrainian Festival from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Citizens Club, 1 Pulaski Street, Cohoes, features delicious Ukrainian foods and a concert exploding with traditional dancing, amazing music, and gorgeous ethnic costumes. Various vendors will be present selling food, drinks, traditional arts and crafts and there will be plenty of activities for the kids including face painting, games, a bounce house and kid friendly delicious treats. Admission is only $5 for ages 18+, kids are free. For more information visit www.capitaldistrictukrainianfestival.org.

Sunday, Aug. 26

ARCHERY EVENT: NEBA 3D Archery Shoot & 3rd Annual Chicken BBQ. Registration starts at 7 a.m. North Troy Stag Rod & Gun Club, 165 Cushman Road, Melrose. Visit www.northtroystag.org for more information.

FREE OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES: Kripalu Yoga practice will be guided by Kathleen Fisk, Kripalu Yoga Instructor and owner of In Harmony Yoga Studio, 137 Remsen Street, Cohoes. Free outside yoga classes will be held Sundays in June, July and August, weather permitting, at 10 a.m. at Van Schaick Island Pond, 155 Continental Avenue, Cohoes.

TROY FLEA: About 40 vendors sell their wares at the flea in Riverfront Park Sunday, August 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. There are new, exciting vendors, as well as returning favorites this year providing a great mix of handmade and vintage items keeping the eclectic feel the market is known and loved for. Immediately following the Downtown BID-sponsored Yoga in the Park (in Riverfront Park along the Hudson River), visitors can hunt for vintage and upcycled treasures at Troy Flea every second and fourth Sunday through September from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WATERFORD HARBOR FARMERS MARKET: The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor farmers market on the Erie Canal. Enjoy beautiful views and live music as you shop for local produce, baked goods, syrup, sauces, meat, art, soap, and more. Every Sunday through October 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Tugboat Alley, Waterford. Visit https://www.waterfordharbormarket.com/ for more information.

YADDO GARDEN TOURS: Garden tours share the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens in Saratoga Springs. Docent-led tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from June 23 through September 2.. Meet at the entrance to the gardens. Admission $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Monday, Aug. 27

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Shopping day; van leaves 9:30 a.m. Be sure to sign up. Cribbage, 9 a.m. Yoga, 10:30 a.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.

OAKWOOD TWILIGHT TOUR: If you’ve never been on one of the Friends of Oakwood’s historical walking tours, here’s your chance to tour the cemetery after work in the dusky evening. Listen to fascinating stories as you visit lovely monuments for Civil War generals, the founding fathers of Troy and some residents newly added to the tour. Meet at the Earl Chapel at 6 p.m. $15. per person payable on arrival by check or cash. Please register in advance. Call 518-328-0090 with name, number of people and phone contact. Children under 12 are free.

SOUTHERN SARATOGA ART SOCIETY: The August meeting of SSAS will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 27, at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court and feature a demonstration of alcohol ink by artist Rita Helie. For more information about SSAS visit: southernsaratogaartist.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

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

COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUR: Stephentown Memorial Library would like to invite all Stephentown (and surrounding areas) senior citizens to the Senior Coffee Hour every Tuesday at 1 p.m. This is a time to gather with friends, enjoy some coffee and baked goods and participate in activities presented by Library staff member Maria Spear. Stephentown Memorial Library is located at 472 NY-43 in Stephentown.

DYKEN POND: Led by Leonard Tremblay, travel in a different direction each Tuesday in July and August to explore the many different habitats of Dyken Pond. 2-3 miles each week from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Preregister for all events by email at dykenpond@gmail.com, or call 518-658-2055.

GRAFTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Teen Art Club, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Family Game Night, 5 p.m. 2455 NY-2, Grafton. Visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call 518-279-0580 for more information.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Card party day, 10:30 a.m. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for noon dinner reservations and more information.

LANSINGBURGH EAGLES: The Lansingburgh Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3773 will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, at their rooms located at 513 Fifth Avenue, Troy.

PALACE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: The Palace Theater’s “Summer in the City” movie series, co-presented by SEFCU and Albany Medical Center, offers free family-friendly movies on Tuesdays from July 10 through August 28. The August 28 feature is “Moana.” Doors open at noon with educational activities provided by Albany Med; the movie begins at 1 p.m. Free popcorn and beverages are provided to children 12 and under. The Palace is loacted at 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany.

POESTENKILL SENIORS: Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Sullivan-Jones post in Poestenkill. All seniors are welcome. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting, following by Bingo and cards. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. The Poestenkill Seniors have catered lunches, pizza, clamsteams, fish fries and luncheons at various restaurants, informational talks on senior safety and bus trips to casinos, theaters and other points of interest. Dues are $15 a year.

RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY: Pre-school Storytime, 11 a.m. Computer Help, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered 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.

YADDO GHOST TOUR: Yaddo Ghost Tours are held every Tuesday during the Saratoga racing season. Meet in the parking lot at 5 p.m. $10 per person. For more information contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.yaddo.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Senior Bridge Club, 1 p.m. Kids STEAM Class for ages 4+, 3:30 p.m. Adult Yoga, 6 p.m. 4118 State Highway 2, Troy. Call 518-279-4023 or visit www.brunswicklibrary.org for more information.

EVERETT WAGAR SENIOR CENTER: The Everett Wagar Senior Center’s craft class for July will be held on Wednesday August 29, at 11 a.m., sponsored by the BlueShield of Northeastern New York. All material will be supplied. Please stay for a nutritious lunch at noon for a suggested donation of $3. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome. Reservations are required for lunch and appreciated for crafts; call 518-279-3413. Rachael Hayes, licensed cosmetologist offers reduced priced manicures, pedicures or toe nail clipping on August 29. Please call the center at 518-279-3413 for required appointments.

FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR KIDS: Using the book, “Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal” by John Lanza, participants will make decisions about to spend, share and save money. Following reading and discussion, children will create their own save jar that they will keep to use for their own established financial goal. 10:30 a.m., SEFCU Square, 7469 State Street, Schenectady. The sessions is free, but registration is required. Please visit www.sefcu.com/financialeducation to reserve your seat today.

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; Exercise class 1 p.m. Motor vehicle available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cards. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 for more information.

MINDFUL PRACTICES GROUP: All (including Beginners) are welcome; meditation instruction is available. The meeting format includes walking and sitting meditation, dharma presentation, and sharing dharma-related experiences. Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., RPI’s Newman Center Hospitality House–4 Sherry Road, Troy, about 30 yards south of the RPI Chapel Center (near the intersection of Burdett and Peoples Avenues). Call 518-271-6949 or 518-273-1851 for more information.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St, Johnsonville (Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for the new sign at the corner) has a great selection of men’s, women’s, girl’s, boy’s and baby clothing, shoes and accessories. Most clothing is $3 a bag. Housewares, decorative items, a room full of toys, and over 1,000 hard and soft cover books. The thrift shop is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – noon.

TROY SENIOR CENTER: Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Health & Wellness activities 10:30 a.m. Senior Feud with prizes and refreshments, 11 a.m.Bingo 12:45 p.m. Work out with Gym Guru “Ellio,” 1 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.19 Third Street, Troy. To make reservations for noon lunch call 518-270-5349. For more information call 518-270-5348.

VOLKSWALK THACHER PARK: A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind, and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. On August 29, a guided walk through Thacher Park/Voorheesville starts at 9 a.m. from the Pear Orchard Pavilion, John Boyd Thacher Park, 830 Thacher Park Road, Voorheesille. Registration for each event starts ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at www.walkescv.org.

Thursday, Aug. 30

HOOSICK FALLS SENIOR CENTER: Sign up for a van ride to Senior Day at the Schaghticoke Fair. Bingo, 12:45 p.m. Cards. Van Transportation available. 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls. Call 518-686-7561 to reserve noon dinner or for more information.

SENIOR DAY AT THE FAIR: Join the Everett Wagar Senior Center for a fun filled day at Rensselaer County’s Schaghticoke Fair on Thursday, August 30. Transportation is available for a donation of $1; seating is limited and you must be a Rensselaer County Senior Citizen age 60 or older. The van will leave the center (2 Roxborough Road, Grafton) at 9:30 a. m. and depart from the fair at 2:30 p.m. Fair admission, lunch and amusements are at your own expense. For more information or to make reservations please call 518-279-3413.

Source: http://www.troyrecord.com/article/TR/20180801/NEWS/180809993

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