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Bulletin Board “DEATH OF A BLACKHEART” MURDER MYSTERY DINNER Climb Aboard Mateys!  On Wednesday, November 28th, from 6pm to 11pm at Franklin Terrace in Troy, nationally recognized Randy Manning’s Jest Murder Mysteries presents, “Death of a Blackheart”, a murder mystery dinner to benefit the homeless women and children of St. Paul’s Center in Rensselaer.  Engage in a memorable evening where guests can choose to be participants or to simply sit back and watch the show.  This annual fundraiser continues to be one of the more successful events for the shelter that has helped over 200 families transition from a difficult situation back to normal life.  According to Executive Director, David Rossetti, “It’s food, laughter, and you get to help us find out who did it…all for a good cause!” Tickets are $50.  A group discount rate is available at $350 for a table of 8.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.StPaulsCenter.com, or call 518-434-2910.   

VILLAGE STAGE & SOUL REBEL PRESENT “SHORT PLAYS for the HOLIDAYS-sort of” Village Stage and Soul Rebel are joining together to present: “Short Plays for the Holidays-sort of”. The series of short plays will be presented on Nov 16 – 7:30 pm, Nov 17 – 7:30 pm and Nov 18 2:00 pm. Tickets can be reserved by calling 518-729-6128. The plays will be performed at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy, NY. Prices are Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12. Start your holidays off with fun!  

THE WHIPPERSNAPPERS TO PERFORM AT SLCA Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents The Whippersnappers in concert on Sat., Nov. 10, at 8pm. Multi instrumentalists / vocalists Peter Davis, George Wilson, and Frank Orsini have played together for three decades with some footstomping, ripsnorting music, including country songs of the 1920s and ‘30s. Their Celtic fiddle tunes & more make them some of the best musicians and performers the Capital Area has to offer. George Wilson is well known by SLCA St. Patrick’s Day Dinner attendees for his generosity over the years as a provider of after-dinner music.

Tickets are $16 and reservations can be made at 518674-2007 or www.slca-ctp.org. The SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. There is plenty of free parking.

SCHODACK CSD SPONSORING BUS TRIP TO NYC ON DEC. 8th The Schodack Central School District is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City on December 8th for only $45 per person.  Join us for a day of discovering New York City during the holiday season!  This trip is not tour-escorted, so individuals are on their own to enjoy all that the city has to offer.  Tour the museums, skate in Rockefeller Center, enjoy a Broadway matinee, shop till you drop! The Yankee Trails Charter Bus departs the Maple Hill High School at 7am and will depart again from Bryant Park at 7pm.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  No smoking or alcohol consumption is allowed on the bus.  Seats will be ‘first come, first served”; although special consideration will be given to those individuals with medical needs.   All registrations and payments must be received by November 9th.  Please contact Lisa Smith-Auer at 732-2124 x1318 or LSmith-Auer@schodack.k12. ny.us for more information.

“HOLIDAY PORTRAITS WITH PETS” AT E. G. ANIMAL HOSPITAL The East Greenbush Animal Hospital is sponsoring their 8th annual “Holiday Portraits With Pets” for charity. The event will take place at the East Greenbush Animal Hospital on Route 9 & 20 in East Greenbush on Sunday, November 11th, from 10AM until 2PM. Portraits will be taken by Sarah Martino from Sarah’s Studio in East Greenbush. A sitting fee of $35 will be charged and will include multiple digital proofs as well as a 5X7 and 4 wallet size reprints. Your image may be purchased on CD this year for Holiday Cards. Other enlargements will be available for purchase as well. A $10 donation will be made for each sitting fee to Rottie Rescue, a local dog rescue group that provides foster homes and adoptions for pets without homes. Visit www.egahvets.com or www.sarahmartinophotography.com for more information. Please call the East Greenbush Animal Hospital at #477-7400 for an appointment for this fun event! Appointments


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DISNEYS THE LITTLE MERMAID IS COMING! In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Capital Area Productions, The Little Mermaid, is swimming into Genet School in East Greenbush on Friday, November 9th, at 7pm; Saturday, November 10th, at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday, November 11th, at 2pm. All tickets just $10 each.  Order Online by visiting www. capitalareaproductions.com or call 788-1311. Come see Ariel and all her friends, and be a Part of Their World!

HOLIDAY BALSAM FIR WREATHS BENEFIT SALE for FRIENDS of the DYKEN POND CTR The Friends of the Dyken Pond Center are selling Balsam fir wreaths. Each 18 inch wreath will be packed full of aromatic balsam fir, pine cones, a large red bow and a collectible original Dyken Pond nature ornament that can be kept for years to come. This is a pre-order sale and all wreaths must be ordered by November 13. Cost is $20. There are various pick-up options beginning on November 17. Order forms can be downloaded from our website at www.dykenpond.org or orders may be placed by contacting the Center at 658-2055 or mpasanen97@yahoo.com. Dyken Pond Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing and non-motor boating.

AVERILL PARK ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES The Averill Park Adult Education program has openings in many upcoming and rescheduled classes. To view these, please go to www.averillpark.k12.ny.us , look for the Adult & Continuing Education, look on the left side under Programs, then over to Adult and Continuing Education to find the brochure. Registration forms are on the back page.  We have Defen-

sive Driving on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,  financial classes, different Yoga offerings from one night classes to full sessions, Zumba (on going registrations), Cake Pop Decorating for young students on Dec. 12 & 13, Tole Painting classes, Floral arranging, and Dog Training classes (starting Nov. 17), plus many more classes. Non-district residents welcome!  Any questions, please call Bonnie at 674-7191.

SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH INVITES YOU TO WORSHIP WITH US! Sunday worship begins at 10:30 a.m., led by Pastor, Reverend Dr. Patricia A. Bush. All age groups are welcome to attend Sunday School beginning at 9:15 a.m. Throughout the month, adults and youth can join in events, activities, and other opportunities to learn, grow, and serve. Celebrate Lent with us, walk with Jesus, his crucifixion and resurrection! In addition, an evening Lenten bible study is available. Shaver United Methodist Church is located at 349 Shaver Road in West Sand Lake, just off Route 150, South of Route 43. For more information, please call the Church at 674-3106.

LOOKING FOR SOME SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, A SENSE OF SELF OR A COMMUNITY? Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights, United Church of Christ, 221 Columbia Turnpike next to the E. Greenbush Town Hall.  We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ.  Learn more about the UCC at www.ucc.org.  Are you looking for some spiritual direction, a sense of self or a community?  If so, Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights can provide you with the friendship, fellowship and guidance you may be looking for.  Here you will find a Community that is full of love and acceptance. We believe in getting involved.  When you help others, you help yourself lead a Christ-like life.  That’s why our congregation remains active in the community through several community service initiatives geared toward improving the quality of life for others. Head out on your new path by joining Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights today!  Call us at 518-477-4675 or visit www.clintonheightsucc.org.


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Bulletin Board VALLEY FALLS UMC Everyone is invited to worship at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street each Sunday morning at 9:00. The service, led by Pastor G. Ewart Morris, is followed by a coffee hour. Children participate in the first part of the church service and then are invited to attend church school. The choir practices on Thursday evenings. If you can sing and read music, you are invited to join. Prayer shawl ministry meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. All who knit or crochet – or would like to learn - are welcome. The church is handicapped accessible and has an assistive listening system.  All are welcome!  Call 7534848 or check out our web site at www.valleyfallsunitedmethodist.com.for more information. Please join us!

FAITH FORMATION AT THE PARISH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST & ST. JOSEPH The Parish of St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph is proud to celebrate  more than 160 years of Faith Formation in the City of Rensselaer.  We are currently accepting registrations for Faith Formation for the 2012/2013 school year.  We offer formation for all youth from grade 1 to 11. Sessions are on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30PM to 5:00PM for grades 1-5 and on alternate Wednesday evenings for Grades 6-11 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM.  We also offer Sacramental preparation for all ages birth thru adults.  For additional information, e-mail Lindaremington10aol.com, or call the Faith Formation Office at 465-0932 ext. 17.  

THE ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND US On Sunday, November 11, 2012, the Stuyvesant and Nassau Reformed Churches will focus on a letter to the Christian Hebrews who may have been considering a return to Judaism, perhaps because of their lack of understanding the Biblical truths of which they had been informed.  In Hebrews 9:24-28, letter, the writer depicts Christ as the great High Priest who constantly makes intercession on behalf of the world before the throne of God.  In the sermon titled, “The

One Mediator Between God and Us,” the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will place emphasis upon the truth that it is through Jesus that we have access to an otherwise inaccessible God. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church begins worship at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary at the corner of Route 9J and Church Street, Stuyvesant.  The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. in its chapel on the second level of its Church-School-building, 43 Church Street (route 20). Both churches provide intergenerational worship experiences for young boys and girls.

LOOKING FOR CERTAINTY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES? Join us at Third Presbyterian Church (113 Winter Street, Troy) and discover the God who is steadfast in His love and faithful to all His promises. Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30. Childcare is offered for children five and under. Come and worship with us as we celebrate the God who gave us the greatest gift of all – his son Jesus, through whom we have the assurance of God’s care and provision for us both today and forever! Call the church office at 283-2420 for more information.

CAFÉ THEO SPIRIT CIRCLE For those who want to be part of a spiritual gathering, but don’t necessarily feel comfortable ascribing to the religious options available. Also, for those of a progressive interfaith nature in their current spiritual/ religious practice. We value peace-loving freedom of conscience and questioning. Help grow this circle of peace with interfaith discussion, spiritual music, prayer and meditation, and time for fellowship. We meet every second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  Open to adults and older teens.  RSVP and questions: 518-931-4072. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is located at 583 Carney Road, Castleton.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATOR ROUNDTABLE Join other Christian Educators to share programming plans and exchange ideas!  Next meeting is Monday, November 12, 2012, 10am-noon at Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights, 221 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer.  Registration not required but recommended at info@crtc.org.  Facilitated by Cap-


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WORSHIP HOURS at ST. PAUL’S UMC Sunday Hours at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1583 Carney Road, Castleton: 9:30 - Sunday Morning Service; 10:30 - Coffee Hour; 5:45 - Informal Dinner - optional healthy covered dish; 6:30 - Casual Evening Worship Service.

LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH These are certainly uncertain times.  What will happen now that the election is over?  Will the economy recover? Will there be opportunity for my children, or poverty?  Is mine the correct faith to have in the future? In God? Come join us at 10 am this Sunday as Pastor Henry presents a sermon entitled, “Giving Into [or in to] Uncertainty,” based on the text of Mark 12: 38-44, reflecting on that in the face of uncertainty, we should trust God for all our needs, and put that trust to work for His kingdom.   Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush.  Please call 477-8685 for directions.

dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

“CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA” LUNCHEON Come and join us for our “Christmas Shopping Extravaganza” Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14th, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at The Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 RT 146, Guilderland. Menu: Turkey Dinner. Special Feature: Come prepared to do your Christmas shopping at our first Vendor Fair. There will be a nice selection of inexpensive gifts to buy for those you love from jewelry to home decor, while helping a good cause. Special Music: One of our all time favorite vocalists, Judi Miriam, will be entertaining us with her wonderful voice. Special Speaker: Delightful Dixie Westervelt will relate how she has dealt with the surprises in her life such as a “surprise child” at age 44 followed by breast cancer. Come and bring a friend, they’ll be glad you did. Reservations are necessary and cancellations a must; no later than November 9th. Please call Nancy at 8690642 or Debbie at 982-1894. Cost is $14 inclusive (cash only please). Nursery is free at the restaurant, by reservation only (infant through Kindergarten), bring a bag lunch.

COME SAY THE ROSARY AT ST. MICHAEL’S

“THANKSGIVING” SPECIAL DINNER Come say the Rosary with your friends and neighbors FOR RENSSELAER CO. SENIORS on Tuesday, November 13th, at 7PM at St. Michael’s Church, Williams Road in North Greenbush. Now More Than Ever!!

KIWANIS PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in their next Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, November 10th, from 4PM to 7PM at the West Sand Lake Fire House on Rt. 43. Cost per meal is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 5 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert & beverages. Takeout meals are also available by calling (518) 674-3677. A pasta dinner will be held every second Saturday for the rest of the year. The upcoming dates are November 10th and December 8th. Proceeds will aid Kiwanis supported projects. Kiwanis is a global organization

Edwards C. Swartz Southern Tier Seniors, located at 1800 East Schodack Road in Castleton would like to invite all Rensselaer County Seniors to attend our “Thanksgiving” Special Dinner on Friday, November 16th, at 12:00 noon. The menu consists of: Sliced Turkey/W Gravy, Sage Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Roll and Pumpkin Pie/w topping for Dessert. The entertainment following the noon meal will be the “Albany Veterans Choir”, a special group and great entertainment. We are looking forward to you joining us to celebrate an early Thanksgiving dinner with an afternoon of music and fun here at the senior center. Refreshments will be served following the entertainment. Please call 477-6581 to make your reservation for Dinner.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The Castleton Fire House, located at 11 Green Av-


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Bulletin Board enue in Castleton will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on the first Sunday of every month from 8AM till Noon; 2012 dates are December 2nd; 2013 dates are January 6th, February 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th and May 5th. Cost is $7/Adults, $6/Seniors and $5/Children ages 5 to 11. Phone 732-4342.

SPECIAL “THANKSGIVING” DINNER On Friday, November 16, 2012, the Nutrition Department will hold its monthly special dinner at noon at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton. This month’s theme will be “Thanksgiving”. Menu will be: Sliced Turkey W/Gravy, Sage Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, and Pumpkin Pie w/Topping for dessert. Our wonderful complete lunch is available to all Rensselaer County Seniors age 60 and older every weekday for a suggested contribution of $2.50. Stop in for a complete monthly menu and activities calendar. Please call 279-3485 to make your reservations for lunch.

SUPPORT OUR VETERANS ROAST BEEF DINNER Roast Beef Dinner in support of Castleton VFW Post #7337 to be held on Saturday, November 10th, at the Castleton Firehouse, 11 Green Avenue in Castleton. Seatings are at 4PM and 6:30PM and costs are $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids ages 5-10 and under 5 are free. For reservations, call Frances Carner at 732-4694. Sponsored by the Castleton Fire Company.

PIG ROAST & MORE BENEFIT DINNER Pig Roast & More Benefit Dinner for Zack & Alan Guardian Angel Service Dogs on Saturday, November 10th, at the American Legion, 111 Main Avenue in Wynantskill. Doors open at 1PM and Pig served from 2PM to 6PM. *Cash Bar* Door prizes, food, 50/50, silent auction. Winners & prizes drawn at 5PM. Entertainment by DJ Roger Styczynski. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $5 for Kids 6 to 10 and under 5 are free. Donations can also be made online to: www.guardianangelservicedogs.org c/o Jack Johnson or call Michelle Biette-Ninstant at 518-210-8126.

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On Saturday, November 17th, the Emmanuel Reformed Church will be hosting its annual Roast Pork Dinner with servings at 4:30PM and 6PM.  Come enjoy boneless roast pork surrounded by butternut squash, green beans, mashed potatoes, applesauce, pie and beverages all for only $11.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6-12, and free to children 5 and under. The church is located at 1150 Maple Hill Road in Castleton adjacent to the Maple Hill High School.  Our facility is fully accessible to persons with disabilities.  Call 732-7766 for reservations and takeouts.  This delicious dinner is a sellout every year, so make your reservations early, we don’t want to miss the pleasure of serving you!

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR HAM & TURKEY DROP On Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Sisters and volunteers at Our Lady of Hope Residence will be accepting turkeys, hams and fall candies for our residents. Donations may be dropped off at Our Lady of Hope Residence, 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane (off Old Loudon Rd., behind St. Ambrose Church), Latham. For additional information, please call (518) 785-4551. Our Lady of Hope is a residential healthcare facility that is home to 88 elderly residents. It serves the aged poor from the surrounding area regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

ROAST PORK DINNER & BAKE SALE The First Presbyterian Church’s annual Roast Pork Dinner & Bake Sale will be held in the church’s parish hall at 34 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY on Saturday, November 10th. The dinner, served family style with all the trimmings will begin at 4:30 with continuous servings until 6:30PM. Cost: Adults/$11; Children 5 to 12/$5 and Children under 5 free. For information, call the church office at 463-0894.

FREE  PASTA  DINNER Please come and enjoy good food and warm fellowship at the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill.  The dinners are served on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM.  Enjoy pasta for the month of November that has been donated by Barilla.  The cost of shipping the pasta to us was covered by Main Care Energy and


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Bulletin Board we sincerely thank these two businesses for helping to make it possible for us to provide these meals to our community.  The dinners for the month of November will be served on November 13th and 27th.  There will NOT be a dinner on November 20.  The church is located on the corner of Church Street and Main Avenue. We hope to see you there!

St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1583 Carney Rd., Castleton, will host a Community Thanksgiving CoveredDish Dinner on Sunday, November 25th, at 5PM. Open Hearts … Open Minds … Open Doors ... We welcome folks of all ethnicity, racial identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, educational level, financial and social status.  Questions or concerns, please call 518-931-4072.

TOYS FOR TOTS BREAKFAST The Speigletown Fire Company will be holding their All-You-Can-Eat-Breakfast on Sunday, November 11th, from 7:30am to 11:30am. On the all-time favorite menu: Blueberry & Regular Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, Assorted Juices, Coffee, Tea and Milk. Cost: $7.00 per Adult, $4.00 for Kids 12 and under and Kids under 5 are Free! In conjunction with the breakfast, we will be collecting toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Please bring a new unwrapped toy and receive $1.00 off and help support this worthwhile organization. Please help bring a smile to a young child’s heart this Christmas!

ZITA & MEATBALL DINNER The Brunswick Grange will be holding a Zita & Meatball Dinner on November 10th, from 4PM to 6:30PM at the Brunswick Grange Hall located at RT 7 and 142 in Center Brunswick. Menu to include: baked zita & meatballs, tossed salad, dessert and beverage. Adults are $8, Veterans are $7 and children under 12 are $5. Please make reservations by 11/07 by calling Debbie at 518-686-7539.

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 3rd Avenue and 111th Street in North Troy, will host an evening of Fun, Fellowship and Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner on Saturday, November 10th, from 4:30PM to 7PM. Dinner includes salad, beverage and a variety of desserts for only $5. The fundraiser will benefit the church ministries and outreach programs. For more info., call 237-3050.

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DINNER AT THE VFW POST 1938 IN VALLEY FALLS The VFW Post 1938 in Valley Falls would like to invite its friends and members to a dinner on November 16th, 2012 at 7PM, and will be holding a dinner the 3rd Friday of each month. Dinner on November 16th will include prime rib, soup, salad, potatoes, vegetables and dessert at a cost of $14 per person. Anyone interested has to sign up a week before the dinner. 518-753-7707.

TURKEY DINNER The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church will hold their annual Roast Turkey Dinner on Saturday, November 17th, from 5 to 6:30 PM. The menu includes – roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, relish tray, rolls, homemade desserts and beverage. Tickets are $10 for adult meals, $5 for children ages 5 – 11 meals and meals for children under 5 are free. For reservations/tickets, please call the church at 273-6859. The church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue, Troy.

DINNER WITH THE NORTH GREENBUSH KIWANIS The North Greenbush Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a Spaghetti w/Meatballs or Polish w/Kielbasa, Pierogi, Stuffed Cabbage and Kraut dinners on November 11th from 4PM to 7PM at the American Legion in Wynantskill. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Eat-in or take-out! A “huge” silent auction will take place with the drawing that night.

“BREAKFAST WITH SANTA” The North Greenbush Kiwanis Club is hosting “Breakfast with Santa” on December 2nd from 9AM to 12Noon at the American Legion in Wynantskill. Tickets


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EAST GREENBUSH FIRE DEPT. PIZZA & WING NIGHT The East Greenbush Fire Dept. Park Station, located at 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush will be holding Pizza & Wing Night on Saturday, November 10th; serving from 4:30 to 7:30PM. Home of Biff’s 10lb. Pizza. Don’t forget our famous antipasta & mozzarella sticks too! All are welcome to eat-in or take-out. Phone orders will be accepted after 2PM. Call 477-6503 or 4794168. We will be accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

CATHOLIC CENTRAL HS CLASS OF 67 REUNION Catholic Central High School, Troy, NY, Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion at 6pm on November 24, McGreivey’s Restaurant in Waterford, NY. Invites to be mailed soon. Please contact Joe Jabour at (518) 2716638 or JJABOUR@nycap.rr.com. We hope to see you there.

TAMARAC HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 The class of 1967 will be meeting at The Brunswick Barbeque and Brew on Saturday evening at 6:00pm on November 24, 2012 to celebrate our 45th reunion. The tavern, which back in the 1960’s used to be called “Stick’s”, is located adjacent to the high school. This informal get together enables everyone to pick their favorite food and beverage from the menu. So, bring your main squeeze and your high school memories to share with fellow classmates.

FREE REIKI......... Free Reiki on the 1st Friday of every month from 6:00 – 6:45 pm at Venture Inward, 568 Columbia Turnpike, #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance), East Greenbush. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or

feel stress; and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Energy healers and Reiki practitioners work together to help balance and regenerate calling upon angels to assist in energy work to relieve stress and bring renewed wellness to body/mind/spirit …..FREE!! Email: venturein@yahoo.com; 518-477-6566 www.VentureInwardCenter.com

GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK EVENTS NOVEMBER - Wednesday, November 7, 14, 21, and 28th.  Wandering Wednesdays with Friends member Dorothy Surprise.  Come explore the park with the open views allowed in the month of November’s forest.  To register, visit www.meetup.com/friendsofgraftonlakesstatepark • Thursday, November 1 at 6pm –  Friends Annual Dinner Meeting and Lecture: “Animal Tracks and Tales”   Enjoy a meal at the Grafton Inn and learn about the wonders of following in the footsteps of coyote, bobcat, and fox with local animal tracker Dan Yacobellis.  Business meeting to follow lecture. $15/ person for buffet dinner and dessert.  RSVP required.  For more information or to RSVP, call 279-1155.  • Monday, November 12, at 10am – Lost in the Woods. Developed by an avid outdoorsman and search and rescue volunteer, this program gives your children the tools and basic instruction to know what to do if they ever find themselves lost in the outdoors. The program is free and it may save your child’s life! At Park Office Register: 279-1155  DECEMBER - Saturday, December 1st:  8:15am– 4:30pm —Snowmobile Safety Course.  Sponsored by the Grafton Trail Blazers, this free snowmobile safety course for youth 10 and older is approved by NYS Parks.  To register, call 279-1155.  Free lunch offered for all attendees.  Offered at Grafton VFW on South Road.  


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