Page 1

RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board AP COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT The Averill Park Community Orchestra is excited to invite you to attend their upcoming spring concert! The performance is on Sunday, June 3rd, at 1:30PM at Algonquin Middle School. At this event, you can hear local community musicians of all ages perform music by favorite composers such as Sousa, Tchaikovsky, Respighi, and Beethoven, along with a medley of tunes from “Chicago!” There is no admission fee, but any donations to help offset our costs is greatly appreciated. You are welcome to remain for a while afterward to enjoy refreshments and interact with the musicians. We look forward to the opportunity to share fun music with you as we celebrate the spring season. Any questions can be directed to Christina Desmond at 518948-0565 or cdmusic600@gmail.com GIFFY’S CHICKEN BBQ The Troy Kiwanis Club is again holding their annual Giffy’s BBQ to raise money for much needed kid’s projects in the Troy area. Friday, May 11th, 4-6PM, at St. Michael’s Church (Next to HVCC), located at 175 Williams Road, Troy. $12.00 ticket gets you a full ½ chicken dinner, including baked potato, coleslaw, roll, butter, dessert and a drink. TAKE-OUT or EAT-IN. Call Dean for tickets at (518) 322-0826. AMERICAN LEGION POST 1021 CHICKEN BBQ Sergeant Walter A. Adams American Legion Post 1021, 1021 Averill Park Rd, Averill Park will host their 2018 Chicken BBQ – Take-Out ONLY on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Dates: May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th, and October 20th. Please tell your friends and neighbors to call and reserve their order of BBQ chicken. The most succulent BBQ chicken you will ever eat. Pick up your order between 11AM and 4PM. Cost: ½ Chicken at $6.50; or Full Dinner at $12.50. Call 518-674-2309 on the day of the BBQ. CHICKEN BBQ at PETERSBURG METHODIST Petersburg Methodist Church, located at 12 Head of Lane, Petersburg, will be having a Chicken BBQ on May 19th at the church. Dinner includes – half chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, cole slaw, rolls, dessert, and drink. Eat-in or take-out, 4PM to 7PM, or until sold out. The cost is $10 per dinner. For more info., call 518-852-6576 or 518-6583757 between 4-7PM. HAM and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DINNER

Ham and Strawberry Shortcake Dinner at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall, Route 7, Pittstown, NY on Saturday, May 19, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Eat in or Take Out. Menu: Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetables, Applesauce, Rolls, Strawberry Shortcake. Price: Adults $12.00; Children 5-12 $5.00; Under 5 Free. For Reservations, call: 518-663-0111. STEAK SUPPER AT THE NORTH CHATHAM UMC On Friday, May 18th, we will have our 60th annual Filet Mignon Steak Supper. The menu includes an 8 oz. Prime filet cooked to order, baked potato, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, relish tray, and homemade desserts. Tickets are $18.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Back this year is a vegetarian Lasagna option for $14.00, which MUST be ordered in advance. Continuous seating is available from 5:00 to 7:00, with take-outs available starting at 5:30. Tickets can be purchased at Mario’s Home Center in Valatie, or from church members. Please call 766-4097 or 423-9061 for additional ticket information. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. For more information on these events, worship services or other church activities, please call 518-766-3535 or visit our website (northchatham methodistchurch.org). We hope to see you soon! WSL LADIES AUX. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST Please join the WSL Fire Dept-Ladies Auxiliary for the last of the season “All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast” on Sun., 5/20/18, from 7:30am to 11:30am at the West Sand Lake Fire Hall. Eat-in or take-out. Call 518 674-3677. Breakfast includes, scrambled eggs, cheesy eggs, bacon, sausage, home-fries with cheese, French toast, a variety of pancakes including Mickey Mouse, homemade muffins, fruit, toast, bagels, juice and coffee. Southern sausage gravy & biscuits will be served until they run out! Adults $8, Children (5-12) $5 and children under 5 are free. Due to Fire Hall renovations, this will be the last breakfast until September! TSATSAWASSA FIRE CO. MONTHLY BREAKFAST The members of the Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Company will serve their final monthly breakfast of the Season on Sunday, May 20th, with servings from 8AM until 11:30AM. Breakfast consists of your choice of French toast or pancakes, as well as bacon or sausage, toast, orange juice, applesauce, beverages and eggs prepared to your specifications at a donation of $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Proceeds for this breakfast will go to two fellow New Lebanon Fire Firefighters, so come out and support your local fire company while visiting with friends and neighbors


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board and enjoying a hearty breakfast to start your day. The firehouse is located behind the post office near the intersection of Routes 20 and 66 North in the hamlet of Brainard. For more info., call 518-766-3815. HOAGS CORNERS AMBULANCE PIZZA NIGHT The Hoags Corners Volunteer Ambulance will be holding its first monthly Pizza Night on Friday, May 18th, from 5pm8pm. Toppings include pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, peppers, onions and black olives. As of right now, it will be pick up only with hopes in the near future we can offer FREE delivery within the district. Place your order by calling 518-328-8113. Pizza Night will be held the 3rd Friday of every month. ZION’S UCC OF TABORTON TURKEY DINNER Zion’s United Church of Christ is now accepting reservations for their Turkey Dinner which will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, with the serving times of 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Come and enjoy all you care to eat “Family Style” Turkey Dinner in our spacious Fellowship Hall overlooking Little Bowman Pond located at 744 Taborton Rd., Sand Lake. Our dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls and a slice of pie for dessert. The cost of the dinner is $15 per adult, $7 per child ages 5-12, and children under 5 eat free. For reservations, call Diane Hoffman at 518-674-2746, text at 518-649-5141 or Jane Weber at 518-258-4307. When you leave a message on their voicemail, you will receive a call confirming your reservation. K OF C “CELEBRATE MOM” BREAKFAST Join us for the monthly K of C “All-You-Can-Eat” Pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 20th, from 8am -11am, in Damman Hall to celebrate moms! The first 50 moms get a free carnation! All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon, coffee, juice, fruit, bagels, cereal, sweets, and more. Can’t stay? Grab a to go container!! Kids 5 and under are FREE, adults $8, kids under 12 $4. The monthly event is hosted by the St. Jude the Apostle Knights of Columbus (K of C) and is held in Damman Hall at St. Jude the Apostle School located at 24 Dana Ave in Wynantskill, NY. For more information, contact the St Jude the Apostle Parish Office (518) 283-1162. GLENDORA VEGETARIAN CLUB The lawyer said, “I will take your case on a retainer for $3000, and that entitles you to two questions.” Said the client, “$3000 and two questions, isn’t that expensive?” The

lawyer answered, “perhaps, what is your second question?” Tomorrow night try vegan Gardein lightly breaded turk’y cutlets, tender cutlets wrapped in crunchy breading, is the start of a delicious meal. Serve turk’y cutlets with whipped mashed potatoes, roasted winter veggies, home-made cranberry. May 31, 2018, at 6pm, we offer you a free vegan supper at 45 Elm St., Nassau Village, Southwest Lawn on the banks of the Valatie Kill. ~Glendora

518-610-5810

SENIORS TO HOST ICE CREAM SOCIAL Please join the Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Seniors’ Ministry on Friday, May 25, for an ice cream social to celebrate the start of summer. The program begins at 1:00 pm in the parish hall, followed by Bingo for those who wish to play. Everyone from the community is welcome to attend at no charge. The hall is located at 732 U.S. Route 20, in New Lebanon. For more information, please contact Mary at 518-733-0469. COOK-OUT DRIVE-THRU DINNER AT SUMC On Saturday, May 19TH, from 3-6pm, the Salem United Methodist Church, located at 349 Shaver Road (off Route 150), will be holding a Cook-out-drive-thru. Menu includes; the dinner special for $9, which includes a choice of: 1 sausage & peppers on a roll, 1 marinated chicken breast on a roll, 1 clam roll; or 2 burgers. Then, you also have a choice of two sides: baked beans, macaroni salad, potato salad, French fries, or onion rings. Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 518-674-3106, or call/text Carol at 518-330-7609. Reservations are encouraged, walk-ins are based upon availability. Take-out is available. Visit wslsumc.wordpress.com for more info. All proceeds of this dinner go towards providing FREE Vacation Bible School for all children this summer. PANCAKE BREAKFAST BUFFET VFW Post 7338 of Hays Road, in East Greenbush, will hold a Pancake Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, May 20, from 9 am to 12 noon. The menu will include: buttermilk pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, homefries, corned beef hash, toast, sliced peaches, coffee, tea, water and juice. Adults - $9, Children 6 to 12 - $5, Children under 6 – Free. The VFW is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans, their families and the community. PUPPETS ARE COMING! TO SLCA WITH MOPCO’S ELECTRIC CITY PUPPET IMPROV


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board Mopco’s favorite fuzzy little performers, Electric City Puppet Improv headline a special performance at Sand Lake Center for the Arts on May 19th at 3pm. They have fur, horns, corrective lenses and plaid shirts. Weirdos, whatnots and whatchamacallits performing improv comedy like you’ve never seen! Quickly becoming an audience favorite, The ECPI go beyond the limits of human performers to where only puppets dare tread! All Tickets $5.00 each. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.

the geothermal heating & cooling benefits: Significant cost savings when switching from oil or propane heating; Freedom from fuel: price fluctuations, delivery delays, smells and from CO2 risks; Enjoy steady-filtered airflow and quietness. Geothermal energy is a huge step towards powering your home with 100% clean energy! Email Becky Meier to RSVP for this “rain or shine” event with complimentary food and drink under a tent: (beckyjmeier@gmail.com), or feel free to RSVP on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ events/200002387270824/?active_tab=about

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE

One of the worlds most beloved comedies. Circle Theater Players proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Directed by Criss Macaione, Earnest is sure to tickle every funny bone. What better way, then to spend a night with romance, false identity and witty dialogue? The Importance of Being Earnest, June 1-10. The Sand Lake Center for the Arts 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY 12018. www.slca-ctp.org; 518-674-2007. WILD ABOUT WINTER RAPTOR FEST! See live owls, hawks and falcons up close and in flight at FIBA’s 8th annual Winter Raptor Fest! Explore the new Wild Encounter exhibit to meet and learn about native raptors in their “natural” habitats - including some of our most endangered species! Keep an eye out for live fox, fisher, porcupine and other animals along the way. Horse-drawn “Birding” wagon, Raptor photo booth, handson activities for kids, “For the Birds” store, exhibitors, food vendors and more, round out this exciting weekend where raptors rule! All activities take place under cover except Birding wagon; event will be held rain or shine. Winter Raptor Fest returns to the Washington County Fairgrounds on May 19 & 20. HOURS: Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-4. Gordon Ellmers will sign prints of his photos from 12-2 both days. Visit www.winterraptorfest.com website for program schedule and admission fees or call 518-4990012 for more info. Free Event poster when you become a member! GEOTHERMAL ENERGY OPEN HOUSE Experience a geothermal energy system at an Open House on Saturday, May 19th, at Becky Meier’s and Bob Connors’ home at 1409 County Route 5, Canaan, from 10 am to 2 pm. Watch a short video and get a tour while asking questions of geothermal experts. Discover sponsor Dandelion Energy’s new breakthrough 2018 geothermal financial offering and learn if your home qualifies. Here are a few of

~ Submitted by, Bob Connors & Becky Meier

On Saturday, May 19th, from 9am-3pm, there will be a New York State approved Defensive Driving Class to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and be eligible to receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicle guidelines. The class will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer. Fee is only $35. Bring a friend; $30 each. Registration is required and can be made by calling the club at 518 465-3403, or Raymond Frankoski at 518 286-3788. Class size is limited. Please call Ray, with any questions. ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- JULY 9-13 • JULY 9-13, 2018 (9:00A.M.-NOON)- AGES 3-12 ($30.00 for 1 child, $15.00 for each additional child) SHIPWRECKED - Kids discover that Jesus rescues them. Today’s generation is like no other in history! They’ve been “linked in” since day one with instant access to a sea of information. A constant media feed and increasing push toward excellence has led to waves of worries and struggles that kids have never faced before. Kids leave Shipwrecked VBS knowing that there is Someone bigger than their struggles. Someone stronger than their weakness, Someone who loves them unconditionally…Jesus! Enjoy great music, snacks bible stories, games and theatre, and so much more. For a registration form, please call the Parish Office at 518-283-1162. ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- JULY 23-27 • JULY 23-27, 2018 (9:00A.M.-NOON) - AGES 3-12 ($30.00 for 1 child, $15.00 for each additional child) MOOSE ON THE LOOSE - Students will experience a camping theme where they hike, canoe, and fish — complete


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board with tents, campfires, and wildlife. Through the lessons, kids will learn about the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of Peter and will discover the lasting forgiveness that only Christ can give. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins” (1 John 1:9). Enjoy great music, snacks bible stories, games and theatre, and so much more. For a registration form, please call the Parish Office at 518283-1162. GAME ON!™ VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLWEST STEPHENTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH Grab your megaphones, lace up you cleats, and tune up your horn. It’s time to gear up for the big game! Join us for a week of preparing for life’s big game at Game On!™ Each day kids will begin at the Pep Rally. From the Pep Rally, kids will gather for Bible lessons, where they will be equipped to dig deep into God’s Word, make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions. Kids will learn that God has given them everything they need through His divine power. During the same week, teenagers can experience “Game On!” with Bible Study and special activities planned just for them. It’s Vacation Bible School time at West Stephentown Baptist Church, 1672 NY 43, Stephentown, NY 12168! Children age pre-school through grade 12 are admitted free Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13th from 6:00–8:30 pm. Adults will also have the opportunity to participate in a Bible study! This week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone. Call Pat Quackenbush at 518-674-0387 or Tina Powell at 518674-8691 for more information. Game On will be an event to remember! Come join us! WEST CENTRAL RENSSELAER COUNTY LUTHERAN PARISH (WCRCLP) Sunday worship service with Communion is held at 10 AM at the church, followed by a coffee hour. Child care is available. The church is located at 470 Winter Street Extension, North Greenbush. The parish is the consolidation of the former St. Timothy’s and Trinity Church, West Sand Lake. A Bible Study program is held Wednesdays at 12 noon at the church. Faithfully living in and sharing the unconditional love of God with our community, we, the people of WCRCLP, warmly and openly welcome you. For more information: Church Office: 518-283-1372; Website: www. sttlc.org. Email: rencoparish@gmail.com; Facebook: www. facebook.com/sttlc

BRUNSWICK CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy, announces that sign up for Vacation Bible School July 9-13, from 9:00 to Noon, is now open. Children ages 3 through completed 5th grade welcome. There is no cost to attend. This year’s theme is Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus. Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, learn about mission opportunities, and do great crafts that will include a do-it-yourself designed t-shirt and photo souvenir. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Go to our website www.brunswickchurch.org to register or call 518 279-3792 to register by phone, get directions, or for more information. WEST CENTRAL RENSSELAER COUNTY LUTHERAN PARISH (WCRCLP) SERVICES Sunday, May 20th, is Pentecost. It is the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles and followers of Jesus as they gathered in Jerusalem. Our Sunday worship service with Communion is held at 10 AM at the church, followed by a coffee hour. Child care is available. The church is located at 470 Winter Street Extension, North Greenbush. The parish is the consolidation of the former St. Timothy’s and Trinity Church, West Sand Lake. A Bible Study program is held Wednesdays at 12 noon at the church. Faithfully living in and sharing the unconditional love of God with our community, we, the people of WCRCLP, warmly and openly welcome you. For more information: Church Office: 518283-1372; Website: www.sttlc.org; Email: rencoparish@ gmail.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/sttlc TROY ELKS WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY DINNERS Troy Elks Wednesday & Friday Dinners, 134 N. Greenbush Rd. We need your support as customers at our May fundraisers so we can continue to best/serve our community. These funds will provide for many charitable programs. Wednesday Night Dinner $11.00, Serving 4pm-6:30pm. Includes coffee/tea & dessert. Take outs available. May 23rd – Roast Turkey with all the trimmings. Friday Night Dinners 2 for $22.00, Serving 5pm-7pm. Includes soup, entrée, potato, vegetable, coffee/tea & dessert. May 18th – BR/ FR Haddock or Ham Steak Dinner. May 25th – Closed for Memorial Day Weekend SAND LAKE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DRIVE-THRU COOKOUT The Salem United Methodist Church, 349 Shaver Road, off


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board Rte. 150 in West Sand Lake will be hosting a VBS Drive-thru Cookout on Saturday, May 19th, from 3pm-6pm. The dinner special is $9.00, which includes a choice of: 1 sausage & peppers on a roll, 1 marinated chicken breast on a roll, 1 clam roll, or 2 burgers. You also have a choice of two sides: baked beans, macaroni salad, potato salad, French fries, or onion rings. Individual items are available at an additional cost. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be placed by calling 518 674-3106 or 518 817-5320. You may also email your reservation to sandlakevbs@yahoo.com if you prefer. All proceeds benefit Sand Lake VBS which will be held at Salem United Methodist Church from Sunday, July 29–Thursday, August 2. DOES YOUR CHILD NEED HELP WITH HOMEWORK OR STUDY SKILLS? The free program BEST (Bringing Educators and Students Together) continues at the Sand Lake Town Library for students in grades 3-10. It takes place in the Kennedy Room on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Students come to the BEST program to get help with: homework, understanding concepts, practice and review, enrichment challenges, time management and organizational skills. No registration is required and there is no fee -- although families are encouraged to bring a small donation to the library or local food pantry. Contact the library or Nancy Bush at nbush7@ nycap.rr.com with questions. SAVE THE DATE!! CHS ANNUAL 70’S ALUMNI PARTY Grads and attendees of Columbia High School 1970-1979: mark your calendar to attend the annual Alumni Party/ Summer Get-Together on Saturday, August 11, 2018. ALL alumni welcome! Schodack Island State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way (off Route 9J), Schodack Landing. Camping available, reserve now; sites are going fast! Watch for further details here and on our FB page: SEVENTIES REUNION. Contact: Caroline Lynch Zeyak at 518-928-3223 or elvis628@fairpoint.net. CRAFT VENDORS WANTED FOR KIWANIS SUMMERFEST Sand Lake Kiwanis is seeking craft vendors to participate in our annual attended event which will take place on Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17. Participation cost is $25/day or $50/event. Contact Janet Malecki for further information. 518-528-3273. jmalecki@nycap.rr.com DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS AT GILEAD LUTHERAN CHURCH

Gilead Lutheran Church will host a 6-hour defensive driving class on Saturday, June 2, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. This is a NYS DMV approved class that will offer a 10% reduction off your auto insurance and up to 4 points off your NYS driver’s license! Exciting and interactive PowerPoint presentation and never a test to pass the course! Cost of this class is just $30 per person and must be paid at the door. Doors open at 8:30 AM. Lunch items will be available for sale for an additional cost. Gilead church is located at 308 Brick Church Road (Route 278), Troy, New York 12180. We are handicapped accessible and have loads of free close parking. SPACES ARE LIMITED and will sell out fast -againat this price!! To reserve your seat, please call John at 518-279-9552. Please drive safely! ALL proceeds from this class will be donated to the church. SAND LAKE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT – PAINT/PAINT PRODUCTS ACCEPTED Doing some Spring cleaning? The Sand Lake Highway Department accepts the following paint/paint products from our residents: Water Base-Latex, Oil Base-Paints and Stains, Varnish-Polyurethane, Aerosol-Paint Cans, Acetone, Turpentine, Alcohol Solvent, and Paint Thinners. The Highway Department DOES NOT accept: Insecticides, Pesticides, Roof Cement, Acids, Antifreeze, Polishes, Oils, Gasoline, or Any Non-Paint Aerosols. You may drop off your paint/paint products at the Highway Garage, located at 25 Springer Road, West Sand Lake, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am3:00 pm. Please do not drop off your products when the Highway Garage is not open. ~Nancy Perry, Town of Sand Lake Supervisor RENSS. CO. RENSSELAER SENIOR CENTER • Tuesday, May 22nd - Open Mic w/Brian Zappel. Call for Reservations 518-463-2166, Monday–Friday, from 9-3. • Sunday, May 27th - City Parade “After Parade Party” at the center. Sponsored by The City of Rensselaer (ALL Who Participated in The Parade). We are located in Rensselaer on East and Herrick Streets. YES, THE TOWN OF NASSAU IS HAVING SUMMER YOUTH DAY CAMP THIS YEAR! The Town of Nassau is pleased to announce the 2018 Summer Youth Day Camp Program for ages 5 through 14 (5year olds must have completed kindergarten). Camp starts on Monday, July 2, and goes to Tuesday, July 31 (closed July 4). Camp is held at Lyons Lake from 9:15 AM to 1:15 PM with limited bus service available. The cost is as follows:


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board • For Town of Nassau residents (proof required) the cost is $90 per child, $180 for 2 children and $225 for 3 or more children. • For non-residents of the town, the cost is $110 per child. To register your child(ren), we must have an updated immunization record and a check or money order payable to: Town of Nassau Youth Camp. Registration applications may be picked up at the Nassau Town Hall between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or printed from the village website townofnassau.org. All applications must be completed and either mailed to or dropped off at the Town Hall no later than June 1, no exceptions. Questions may be directed to Diane at 518-766-3559 ext. 2, then press 1 or Patricia Sherman, Camp Director at 518-766-7700 (leave message) or cell 518-421-7860. NASSAU MEMORIAL DAY PARADE This Memorial Day (May 28th) there will be a parade to honor the occasion in the Village of Nassau. A ceremony will follow at the V.F.W. Post on Lyon’s Lake Rd. This event will be hosted by the Town and Village of Nassau in conjunction with the Nassau V.F.W., American Legion and A.M.VE.T.S. A special invitation goes out to any “Gold Star” and “Blue Star Mothers” (Families) that would like to be included. If any other Veteran Service Organizations would like to participate, please call the V.F.W. at 518-766-3577, American Legion at 518-766-2633, or A.M.V.E.T.S at 518788-1983. Local Fire Departments will be contacted by the Nassau Fire District to arrange scheduling. All other organizations or groups that would like to march are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible at 518-766-3414. Any local officials interested in participating and/or speaking at the ceremony, call Chip Lynch at 518-788-1983 to arrange a formal invitation. (Star families use this number also.) We could use an additional marching band. If anyone is interested, call 518-766-3577 & leave a message with details. The Parade kicks off from John Street at 2:00PM. “Thank you, remember those who keep America Free!” POESTENKILL SUMMER CAMP IS BACK AND IT IS TIME TO REGISTER! We are now accepting registration for campers from kindergarten to 8th grade (ages 4-14). We are offering many fun activities and field trips this summer, so don’t miss out! This year Summer Camp will be held at the Poestenkill Elementary School, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm, July 9th - August 3rd. The cost for residents is $90 per week, per child, and $105 per week, per child for nonresidents. We are offering early drop off this year, beginning at 8:30am, for an additional $15 per week per family.

Take 10% off your price if you are enrolling more than one child. Registration Forms can be picked up at the Town Hall or printed off the town website. Please fill out all forms, including waiver for Flight Trip. For more information, please visit the Youth Department website at poestenkillny.com or Contact the Youth Director at kanthony@poestenkillny.com or (518)283-5100 ext. 107. Additionally, The Poestenkill Youth Program would like to thank the Rensselaer County Department of Youth for their funds and support of our summer camp program. MAKE YOUR OWN GARDEN ORNAMENT On Monday, May 21st, from 10am to Noon: Make Your Own Garden Ornament with Janet Limeri at the Malden Bridge Community Center, 1087 Albany Turnpike, Malden Bridge, NY. Explore ways to combine ordinary plates, bottles & glasses to create interesting focal points in the garden or yard. Bring plates, bottles & vases to use. You will take home an ornamental mushroom, totem or some other feature of your making. You can view her creations at: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/janetlimeri/. This event will be held at the Malden Bridge Community Center, 1087 Albany Turnpike, Malden Bridge, NY. Please call the N. Chatham Library to register at 518-766-3211, email at nclibrary@ fairpoint.net or just stop by the library at 4287 Route 203 in N. Chatham. Program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. We are grateful for the support that makes our programs possible. RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY • Computer Help: Tuesdays from 1-3 PM and Thursdays from 5:30-7 PM. Drop in and get help with a computer, phone or other device, and get your questions answered. • Anime Club- ages 13-19. Thursdays 5-7 • Pre-K storytime - Tuesdays at 11 am. Ages 2-6, no signup needed. • Fun Snacks! Saturday, May 19, at 1 PM. Make snacks and play with your food! Note: peanuts and other allergens will be at this event. For ages 4-10. Please sign up. • 50+ Retirement Re-imagined Wednesday, May 23, at 6 PM - Are you 50+? Whether you’re already retired, about to make the move, or just checking out the possibility, this highly interactive workshop can help to create an action plan with Dr. Tom Denham. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Grant, in partnership with the Capital Region Workforce Development Board. Please call to sign up. Rensselaer Public Library is located across the street from


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board the Amtrak parking lot. To learn more, see http://rensselaerlibrary.org/ or visit the library’s Facebook page, http:// www.facebook.com/RensselaerLibrary. HISTORIC BELL TO BE RUNG AT MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY MAY 26TH The public is cordially invited to join us at 9AM on Saturday, May 26th, at Oakwood Cemetery for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony. The historic 3-ton Meneely bell in front of the Earl Chapel will be rung nine times to mark the start of the event. The Friends of Oakwood Cemetery and the Veterans of Lansingburgh will lay wreaths in honor of all deceased veterans. Michael Barrett will MC and Jim Pratt of the Veterans’ Miracle Center will speak. Nikki Osterhout will sing the national anthem. Representatives of the NYS 125th reenactors will fire a musket salute. Local Boy Scouts will place American flags on graves at the Soldiers’ Plot. There is no charge for this event. In case of heavy rain, the ceremony will be moved into the chapel. We hope you’ll join us.

couraged, but not necessary! This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy, New York. MEDITATION GROUP – LANSINGBURGH LIBRARY The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Wednesdays, through June 27th, at 2PM. Are you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions to the group! Contact Ray Reuter at the Empowerment Exchange at 518-235-2173 for more information. This program is free and open to the public. The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch is located at 27 114th Street, Troy, New York. NASSAU FREE LIBRARY MAY PROGRAMS • Every Wednesday- Story Time, 10:30am. • Fri., 5/18, Family Movie Night- Peter Rabbit, 6pm.

SMALL SPACE GARDENING WORKSHOP Master Gardener and Interior Designer Denise Maurer will be presenting a workshop entitled, Small Space Gardening, on Thursday, May 24th, at 3PM, prior to the Friends’ of Prospect Park Hidden Garden Tour, at the Troy Public Library’s Main Location. Gardening in a small space has its limits, but it need not be limiting. In a small garden, the gardener can pay attention to detail. You can keep on top of maintenance, while still having time to sit and enjoy your small garden. In fact, many small space gardens are designed around entertaining and sitting areas. Virtually any plant or garden style can be worked into a small garden space. Learn how to choose your site, develop your plant list and how to use gardening principles on a smaller scale. This program is free and open to the public. Please make reservations by calling the library at 518-274-7071 or register online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 2nd Street, Troy, New York. GUIDED MEDITATION CLASSES – TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY The Troy Public Library will offer Guided Meditation Classes on Tuesdays, through June 12th, from 5PM – 6PM. Learn a surprisingly simple, yet powerful practice, that can help you reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome. Registration is en-

• Tues., 5/22, Book Group, 7pm. • Tues., 5/22, Minecraft @ the Library, 6pm. • Tues., 5/29, Hour of Code, 6pm. • Art is in the Air! - Now through Mid-May the Nassau Free Library is currently displaying the work of local artists and artisans. Visit the library, pick up a guide, and wander through the rooms to enjoy the works on display. Registration is required for all programs. To RSVP, please call (518)766-2715. Nassau Free Library is located at 18 Church St. in the Village of Nassau. TOWN OF SCHODACK 2018 SUMMER DAY CAMP The Town of Schodack is pleased to announce that the 2018 Summer Day Camp for children will run from July 9, 2018 through August 3, 2018. The program will operate Monday through Friday, grades K-3, from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.; and grades 4-8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is $125.00 per child, with a $325.00 maximum per family, all inclusive. Applications will be available during regular business hours starting May 1st at the Schodack Town Clerk’s Office or online at www.schodack.org (under Youth & Recreation). All health immunization forms are required with camper applications. Bus service information will also be available. See registration applications for age requirements, camp locations and details. Completed applications and registration fees will be due no later than June 1, 2018. For further information, please contact the Recreation Director Shelia Golden at youthdirector@schodack.org.


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board CELEBRATE “THE YEAR OF THE BIRD” at OAKWOOD Exactly 100 years ago, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was passed to protect hundreds of species of songbirds throughout the world. 2018 has been officially declared the Year of the Bird by more than 120 organizations including the Audubon Society, the National Geographic Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.Join us on Saturday, June 2nd, to learn a little more about the beautiful birds that return each spring to nest at Oakwood. We’ll stroll to a variety of habitats and look and listen for all sorts of birds, from Bluebirds to Bald Eagles. Checklists will be provided. Bring binoculars if you have them. A few loaner binoculars will be available. We’ll meet at the chapel flagpole at 8AM and finish around 10:30. Registration preferred. 518-3280090. Pay on arrival. $15pp. Rain date: June 3 - Check our FB page for updates. TROY SENIOR CENTER UPCOMING EVENTS HAIRCUTS: First Monday of every month at 10am. Please reserve your spot. JAMMING SESSION: Thursdays at 1pm. RACINO: Tuesday, May 8th. DONNY “ELVIS”: Wednesday, May 9th, at 11am. SPECIAL DINNER: Celebrating Mother’s Day. Tuesday, May 15th. Entertainment by Rockin’ Rob at 11am. MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Thursday, May 17th, at 10:30 BIRTHDAY PARTY: Celebrating April, May and June Birthdays! Thursday, May 17th. HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CELEBRATION: May 21st, from 11amNoon. Refreshments will be served. SWIMMING: Every Wednesday at 9am. BOWLING: Bowling is at the Uncle Sam Lanes, every Monday at 12:30. BINGO: Every Wednesday and Friday! 12:45 pm. CRAFTS: Craft class on Thursday Mornings at 9am. SEWING CLASS: Thursdays at 9am. ARTS FOR VETS: Come join this fun group of Vets! LINE DANCING: Our Line Dancers, The Uncle Sam Sparklers, are looking for new members! AEROBICS: Come join us for Aerobics, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 9:30am. OSTEO AEROBICS: Join us for Osteo Aerobics on Thursdays @10am. KNITTING AND CROCHETING: Come join our “Happy Hookers” on Tuesdays @9:00 a.m. HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACTIVITIES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays @10:30am.

The Troy Senior Center is located at 19 Third St., Troy. Please call 518-270-5348 for more information. COMIC JAM WORKSHOP WITH IRA MARCKS AT THE TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY Ira Marcks will be at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, June 2nd, from 1 PM - 4:00 PM to host a Comic Jam Workshop. A comic jam is a collaborative workshop. It’s a dropin event and you can contribute to an existing project or develop your own. A bunch of artists of all ages and skills get together and draw comics! It is about using your imagination with other creative people. Fun for artists of all ages. No previous experience necessary! Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole time, it’s up to you. For more information, go to http://iramarcks.com/events. We ask that you register only so that we have an idea of how many to expect. This program is free and open to the public. Please make reservations by calling the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy. ANNUAL BLUEGRASS ROUND-UP Join the Adirondack Bluegrass League on June 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for the Annual Bluegrass Round-Up, taking place at McConchie’s Heritage Acres, Galway (Exit 12 OFF I-87, 13 miles West on NY 67). There will be lots of music-field picking fun! There will be food at Meme’s Snack Shack. Enjoy raffles, bake sale, Chinese auction, 50/50, guitar raffle, Green Mountain Sound- Pete & Cora Bolster & Donnie Sprague, Emcee. There will be 24 Bands donating their time. Day Tickets: Friday $12, Saturday $20 (after 5, $10), Sunday $5. Weekend ticket (includes 2 nights rough camping) $35; Advance weekend ticket (before May 20th) $30. For more information, call 518 221-6231 or email: Adirondackbluegrassleague@gmail.com. SAND LAKE GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE The annual plant sale hosted by the Sand Lake Garden Club is being held on Saturday, May 12th, at the Salem United Methodist Church on Shaver Road in West Sand Lake. The sale starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs until all plants are sold out. This year’s garden club sale is being offered in a modified version due to the presence of an invasive worm species that has been identified in the gardens of our own immediate community. These invasive Asian earthworms (a.k.a. jumping worms or crazy worms) alter the soil structure, robbing plants of vital nutrients and causing damage to the roots of plants. Due to these conditions no dug plants from local gardens will be offered for sale. However, the club will be offering live plants such as annuals and vegetables that have been grown in sterile potting soil. Cuttings from


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board shrubs, bulbs and house plants will also be available. Garden related items such as pots, books and tools will be sold. Our popular raffle is still available and three wonderful items will be awarded, including a gift certificate to a local nursery. The local boy scout troop will once again be selling coffee and snacks at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the plant sale are used to provide scholarships to high school students living in the community. EVENTS AT CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS CALENDAR All events are free. Questions? Call 518-732-0879. Computer Help: Learn computer basics one-on-one. Call 518-732-0879 for appointment. Monday Mile Community Walk: Monday, May 21, 5:00 p.m. Walk begins and ends at intersection of Main and Scott. Mend-A-Bear: Monday, May 21, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Bring stuffed animals or dog toys for mending. ICAN: What Is It and How Can It Help Me? Tues., May 22, 2pm. ICAN assists with managed care plans, long-term care services. Please register (518-732-0879). Cool Science: Case of the Floating Ping Pong Ball. Tuesday, May 22, 4-6pm. Learn about gravity with ping pong balls and a hairdryer! Pajama Storytime: Tuesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m. Teen Time: Duct Tape Crafts; Wednesday, May 23, 4-6pm. Duct tape creations and snacks! Grades 6-12. Learn & Play Storytime: Thursday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories and movement; build literacy skills! Ages birth-5. TOASTMASTERS COMES TO EAST GREENBUSH LIBRARY Do you want to: Increase your self-confidence? Become a better speaker? Become a better leader? Communicate more effectively? Toastmasters can help! You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Capital View Toastmasters at 12PM on May 18th at the East Greenbush Library! Meet our members and learn how we can help you develop your communication and leadership skills in a supportive and positive environment. Members and guests will enjoy short prepared speeches, Table Topics™ (impromptu speeches) and peer speech evaluations. Capital View Toastmasters is a lunchtime Club, usually meeting the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from noon-1PM at the East Greenbush Library. Guests are welcome at any meeting, so if you can’t make it on May 18th- check our website for meeting updates. http://capitalview.toastmastersclubs.org/ or send an email with questions to pjamison@nycap.rr.com. We hope

to see you there! SAND LAKE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CEREMONY This year’s Sand Lake Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 28, at 10:00am. The Parade route is from Averill Ave. in Westfall Village to the Sand Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park on NYS Route 43. Ceremonies will begin at about 10:30 in the Park. Our Grand Marshal and honored speaker is Jake Ashby, our newly elected Assemblyman for the NY 107th Assembly District. Jake earned his commission with the United States Army Reserves after graduating from Keuka College. He served a total of 8 years and rose to the rank of Captain. Ashby completed three missions overseas, including combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a humanitarian mission in Malawi, Africa. He has earned several military decorations including two Bronze Stars, one Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. He is a graduate of the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, successfully completing the Civil Affairs Officer Qualification Course. The Averill Park High School will participate in the memorial service with student speakers. The Eagles Band from Pittsfield will provide the music at our Memorial Day Ceremonies. UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK Sat., May 19th: Orienteering Meet from 12pm-2pm. Open to participants of All ages; $5 members/$10 non-members. Visit http://empo.us.orienteering.org/schedule/ for details. Sun., May 20th: Grafton Great Strides 3k walk, from 11am3pm. For info., call (518)453-3583. Wed., May 23rd: Book Club at 6:30pm. Call 518-279-1155 for info. on this month’s book. Sat., May 26th: Community Celebration of the Grafton Lakes; Welcome Center from 11am-1pm. Sat., May 26th: Beach opens for 2018 season! Beach hours: 10am-6pm with gate fees; $8/car. Mon, May 28th: Memorial Day Sand Sculpture Contest: 123pm. Register at 12pm by the Lifeguard Station at Long Pond Beach. Free to enter, prizes for all! Sat, June 2nd: National Trails Day, 9am. Check-in: 9am, trail work 9:30-12, followed by lunch. RSVP at 518-2791155. Sat., June 2nd: Beach Yoga from 9:30-10:30am. Ages 16+; $5/person. Please pre-register by calling 518-279-1155. Saturday, June 2nd: Four-Legged Friend Hike at 10am. EAST GREENBUSH COMMUNITY LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS The East Greenbush Community Library is located at 10


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board Community Way, East Greenbush. Please register at 518477-7476 or www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org 5/17: Toddler time, 10am, Baby Bookworms, 11am; LOOK: Loving Ourselves & Our Kids (Drop-in), 6pm. 5/18: Art Discovery(ages 2-5),10am; Teen Maker Fridays, 3pm 5/19: Saturday Storytime, 11am 5/20: Defreestville & Wynantskill, “A at Tale of Two Hamlets”, 2pm. 5/21: ENL: English for New Learners, 9:30am – 12:30pm; Adult Book Discussion Group, 10am; Red Cross Blood Drive, 1pm– 6pm; Tech Time, 2-4pm. 5/22: Preschool Storytime, 10am; Tuesday Ramblers Bluegrass jam, 1pm; Planning Your Social Security Retirement Strategy, 6pm 5/23: Toddler time, 10am; Preschool Storytime, 11am; ENL: English for New Learners, 9:30am – 12:30pm; Teen Anime Club,3pm; NY Connects Be Safe-Be Smart-Be Ready, 6pm 5/24: Toddler time, 10am, Baby Bookworms, 11am; Oneon-One Resume Critique by Appointment, 5:30– 8pm 5/25: Crafternoon, 1pm; Teen Maker Fridays, 3pm FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS June 13, 4-7pm. Vendor applications available online. SAND LAKE TOWN LIBRARY EVENTS STORYTIME – Thursdays at 11:30am enjoy stories and rhymes and build early literacy skills. SLTLibrary BOARD of TRUSTEES MEETING – Thursday, May 17, 6:45pm, General business and long-range planning. The public is welcome to attend. COLOR ME CALM – Friday, May 18, 11–12:30pm. Try the adult coloring craze while relaxing with a cup of tea/coffee and chatting with your librarians. TECH HELP – Fridays, 2–4pm, by appointment. Get help with devices, email, word processing, etc. Call 518-6745050. BEST – Tuesdays, 4–7pm, help with homework, research, organization and more. Grades 3–10. HOLIDAY CLOSING – SLTLibrary will close Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28 for Memorial Holiday weekend. BOOK DONATIONS will be accepted through June 21st for spring sale on June 23. MUSEUM PASSES currently available: MASS MoCA, The Clark, miSci, USS Slater. Let us know if you have other suggestions. SLTLibrary, 8428 Miller Hill Road, Averill Park, 518-674-5050. VILLAGE OF CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE Castleton-on-Hudson’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on May 28, 2018. Beginning at 10:00 AM at the corner of Boltwood and Seaman Avenues, ceremonies will commence at Mountain View Cemetery at the Conclusion of the parade. The VFW Color Guard will lead off the event with local schools, churches, community volunteer organizations, politicians, as well as others participating. The Grand Master of this year’s parade will be Stan Hotaling, and Craig Wilkinson will be this year’s guest speaker. Robert Warland will be awarded the Community Appreciation Award. Please join us in taking time to honor those who have valiantly served our nation and our community. As always, we would like to show our appreciation to the veterans and Gold Star Mothers of the community by asking them to join us in the special seating area at the post-parade ceremonies occurring at Mountain View Cemetery. BINGO Want fun? Come to Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club for Bingo on Saturday night, and have home-cooked meals for just $4.95, a new meal every Saturday, plus regular menu items as well, by Two Sisters Catering; and for every meal purchased, get a 10% discount card for Mickeys Grooming and Boarding. Come have fun and eat. Doors open for food at 4:30PM and pre-bingo; Regular bingo at 7PM (just ask for card at food court). POESTENKILL SENIORS Our weekly meetings are held every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon at the Sullivan Jones Post in Poestenkill. All Seniors and visitors are welcome. We have catered luncheons, pizza, clam steams and fish fry’s. We also have luncheons at various restaurants and best of all bus trips to casinos and points of interest Dues are $15.00 a year. Coffee and refreshments are served after the meeting followed by bingo and cards. Come join the fun and an afternoon out. The hall is handicapped accessible with sufficient parking. Hope to see you there. REIKI Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton is offering appointments for Reiki. Reiki is a healing technique where a therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch to activate the natural healing process of the body and restore physical and emotional well-being. We have a Master in Reiki available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is nonevasive and very relaxing. For more information, or if you are interested, please call 518-279-3413.


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board RUMMAGE SALE Are you doing some spring cleaning? It’s time for the Clothing Rummage Sale at the Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, located at 3055 Rte 43 in Averill Park. Sale dates are Fri and Sat, May 18 & 19, 9 am - 2 pm; with a $3 bag sale, Sat, noon - 2 pm. Our missions commission will also have a bake sale both days. TAILGATE SALE On May 19th there will be a Tailgate Sale at First Reformed Church of Wynantskill, at the corner of Main St. and Church St in Wynantskill from 9:00am to 1:00pm. There will be up to 20 cars filled with goods for sale. We will also have baked goods and drinks available for purchase. For more information, or to rent a $20 spot, contact sassfrcw@gmail. com. SAND LAKE UNION CEMETERY ANNUAL MEETING The Annual Meeting of the Lot Owners of the Sand Lake Union Cemetery will be held at the Church of the Covenant on Monday, May 21st, at 7pm. Trustees will be elected to fill expired terms and vacancies. Any Lot Owner wishing to serve as a Trustee should be present. Any concerns of Lot Owners will be addressed, and other business conducted as necessary. Trustees Meeting immediately following. SPECIAL BINGO Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, NY –Join the Grafton seniors for a Special Bingo, on Friday May 25, at 12:30, sponsored by CDPHP. If you have any questions, or would like to join us for lunch at noon, entrée; Cold Plate– Sliced Roast Beef, for a suggested donation of $3.00, please contact the center at 518-279-3413. CRAFT DAY Craft class for May will be held on Friday, May 25th, at 11:00 am, at the Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, and is sponsored by the BlueShield of Northeastern New York. Join our craft instructor Barbara Holms for a fun-filled hour; all materials will be supplied. Please join us for a nutritious lunch at noon (Entrée; Sliced Roast Beef Cold Plate) for a suggested donation of $3.00. All Rensselaer County seniors welcome, reservations are required for lunch and appreciated for crafts. Call 518-279-3413. VALLEY FALLS VFW POST 1938 EVENTS

Valley Falls VFW Post 1938 located on Poplar Ave will hold a Benefit for Eddy Brown on June 16th, 2PM-10PM bands, food and raffles. The Johnsonville Village-wide garage sales will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9AM-3PM. Come find a bargain. GARAGE SALE Planning for the 2nd Annual S.A.G.E.S. Garage Sale is underway. We are currently looking for donations of items to sell. We will take just about anything that can be easily moved by high school students. You can drop your donations off at the Averill Park High School Main Office or contact us at sages@apcsd.org to schedule a drop off time. Please make sure items are clean and free of mold. Please note, any unsold items will be given to another charity, you will not get items back. Proceeds from the sale will be given to a charity of the student’s choice. The sale will be Friday, June 1st, from 12-5 across the street from Averill Park High School. TRASH TO TREASURE FLEA MARKET Trinity Lutheran Church will be holding an indoor Trash to Treasure Flea Market and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 19th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM to benefit our ministries. We will have clothing, household items, jewelry, purses, shoes, tools, and small yard & garden items. Items are coming in right up to the 19th, so please stop in on the 19th and see what items tickle your fancy. Trinity Lutheran Church, 68 Green Ave, Castleton-onHudson, NY 12033. Phone: 518-732-7931; Email: trinitylc12033@gmail.com; Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/TrinityCastleton. ~Blessings, Rik INDOOR GARAGE SALE/FLEA MARKET The Our Lady of Victory Columbiettes of Troy will be hosting an indoor Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9am-2pm. Spaces are $15.00 and include 1 table & 2 chairs. Those who are interested may contact us for a registration form. Louise at (518) 708-4342 or you may e-mail us at louiseolvcolumbiette@aol.comWe are located at 55 North Lake Ave., Troy. We are handicapped accessible. A portion of the proceeds will be used to provide activities for the children at Sunnyside Center in Troy. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING The Capital District Genealogical Society Cordially Invites you to Our Monthly Meeting; French-Canadian Resources. Margaret Lanoue, librarian at the Guilderland Public Library and founding member of La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York, will share resources and techniques for re-


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board searching French-Canadian ancestors. Learn how traveling can enhance your online and paper resources and get tips to apply to your research. Refreshments will be served following speaker prior to computer resources. Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 1pm. (Note that this is the third Saturday of the month). Computer Resources Group following. Please join us! The meetings are free and open to the public. www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org. FRENCH FILM “Séraphin”-Saturday, May 19, 1pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy; free, presented by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York. “A young woman is forced to marry an old greedy man to save her father from bankruptcy although she has promised her heart to another man.” (Source IMDb) As a courtesy, please call the Troy Public Library at 518-274-7071 to reserve a seat. Follow La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York at www.albanyareafrenchclub.com and Facebook. STEPHENTOWN HISTORICAL SOC. CEREMONY The Stephentown Historical Society is holding a ceremony for the unveiling of a new historic marker on Saturday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. The marker commemorates the original Methodist Episcopal Church building which has been restored, beginning in 1988, by the Stephentown Historical Society as the Stephentown Heritage Center. The building is at 4 Staples Road at the corner of Garfield Road in Stephentown. The rain date is Sunday, April 20. All are invited to the ceremony and a reception afterward. The historic marker was given through the generosity of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Third Presbyterian Church (115 Winter Street, Troy) will be hosting a Community Garage Sale on June 2nd from 9-2. As you do your spring cleaning, save the treasures you no longer need and plan to join us on the 2nd. There is no cost to participate. Just bring a table and your treasures to sell. Food and beverages will be available throughout the day. There is no charge for the food, but donations will be accepted and used to provide backpacks and school supplies for families in need in our community. To reserve a space, or to get more information, please call the church office at 518-283-2420. STEPHENTOWN CELEBRATION Celebrate Stephentown 2018, an annual three-day grassroots festival celebrating the vibrant, rural Rensselaer

County community of Stephentown, New York, will be held Friday, August 17th, through Sunday, August 19th. Visitors are invited to join us as we showcase the work of local artisans, artists, businesses, farmers, musicians, and service organizations with a program of more than 25 family-friendly events at 15 different locations all over town. This year’s events range from classes to games to hikes to meals to open houses to sales to tastings, and will include an opening night reception featuring artwork, music, food and other products that are #madeinstephentown. The complete festival program will be announced on Monday, June 4th. Sponsorship and program advertising opportunities are still available and more information about #celebratestephentown can be found at https://celebratestephentown.com. FREE WORKSHOP ON THE POWER OF ESSENTIAL OILS Glenn Kakely will teach you how You can actually enhance your overall health: emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Monday, May 21st, 6:30-8:00PM. Natural protocols & remedies can enhance our Mind, Body, Emotions & Spirit. Learn: What is a therapeutic grade essential oil and how they can make a difference; The many uses of Essential Oils; How Essential Oils can help support the Mind, Body, Emotions, & Spirit. Reservations not necessary but appreciated! VENTURE INWARD 568 Columbia Turnpike, #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance), East Greenbush. Call 518-477-6566 or venturein@yahoo.com, for more information. BRUNSWICK LIBRARY BOOK SALE Hooray, it is time to start gathering your summer reading piles for the beach, backyard and Brunswick Concerts! The Friends of the Brunswick Community Library will be having its next used book sale on Saturday, May 26th, from 10:30 to 2:00. To help you out, we will be running specials in both Adult fiction and paperbacks, so make sure to bring your Brunswick Library tote bags to snag the specials! The Brunswick Community Library is located on 4118 NY-2, Troy. Check out brunswicklibrary. org or follow us on Facebook, for kid’s activities, crafts, knitting, movies, Farmer’s Market and much more! PITTSTOWN HISTORICAL SOC. PRESENTS J. SMITH Jeffrey Smith will give a presentation on the history of the Raymertown Evangelical Lutheran Church on May 17th at 7:30 PM at the Pittstown Town Hall in Tomhannock. Smith will talk about the church (which was founded in the 1700s on a hill overlooking the village of Raymertown), its original members and the beautiful building, including its stained


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board glass windows, antique pipe organ and the interior of the sanctuary. Smith has been a member of the church, as well as a councilman, past president and trustee (for over 30 years), working closely with the pastors and congregation. He has worked as a funeral director at the Howard B. Tate and Son Funeral Home in Raymertown since 1989. The meeting is free and open to the public. For further information, email: pittstownhs@gmail.com, or call Connie Kheel at 518-686-7514. ANNUAL BOOKS & BLOOMS EVENT Join us on Saturday, May 19th, from 9am to 1pm at the North Chatham Library. Admission is free at this popular community event. All profits benefit the library. Attendees will find an exciting variety of annual and perennial plants from professional commercial growers, a basement full of books, DVDs, games, puzzles, a bakery café, great raffle items and “Pot-a-Pansy” for children. Books are carefully arranged by category, so browsers can focus on their interests. Raffle items include four sets of paired local dinner and theatre tickets, a handmade hooked rug and a 50/50 prize. The library is located at 4287 Route 203 near the intersection of Rte 32 in the hamlet of N. Chatham; 518766-3211. SOIL TESTING AT TROY FARMER’S MARKET Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will offer soil testing for pH at the Troy Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 19. Gardeners are encouraged to bring one cup of soil, taken from several spots and mixed together, to the Market for drop-off. Results will be returned by mail. The cost for this test is $2.00 per sample and includes recommendations for remediating the pH based on the test results. Areas for trees, shrubs, flowers, lawns, vegetables and fruits can all be tested. Master Gardener Volunteers will also be at the booth that day to answer gardening questions. For more information, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at (518) 272-4210 or visit www.ccerensselaer. org. NORTH GREENBUSH TOWN HISTORIAN DISCUSSION Why are Wynantskill and Defreestville considered hamlets? What are hamlets? Jim Greenfield, the North Greenbush Town Historian, will discuss the naming and growth of these two areas from the 1600’s to the 21st century at the next Greenbush Historical Society meeting. Join us Sunday, May 20th, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Library for a most informative and lively presentation by Jim. Learn about some interesting local characters: the West Point grad with a deep, dark secret, the man who was a friend of George Washington, the owner of what was Wynantskills’ version

of “Walmart”. Country life could also be quite surprising hear about the night that Wynantskill was “bombed”, learn about “a murder most foul” and much more... All meetings are free and open to the public, but please register with the East Greenbush Library since seating is limited. For more information, call 518-477-7476. You might also enjoy our new website; www.greenbushhistoricalsociety.org N. CHATHAM METH. CHURCH CLOTHING BARN OPENS The Clothing Barn will be open from 9:30-12:30, every Saturday through the middle of October. This is a great opportunity to pick up “gently used” clothing & shoes (for children and adults) at bargain prices. The barn will be open for accepting auction donations from 9:30 to noon on Saturday mornings. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. For more information on these events, worship services or other church activities, please call 518-766-3535 or visit our website (northchatham methodistchurch.org). We hope to see you soon. VALLEY FALLS MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE Valley Falls Free Library will host a Memorial Observance on the lawn: Saturday, May 19 (Armed Forces Day), at 10:00 a.m. Flag-raising, wreath-laying, singing, and historical memoirs. Limited seating; feel free to bring lawn chairs. Light refreshments afterward. All are welcome. 42 State Street, Valley Falls, NY 12185. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP “Living with Cancer” is a monthly support group starting May 21 at The Presbyterian Church, 165 Main St, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 (north end of the long bridge on Route 40). Open to anyone affected: patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. 7:00 to 8:00 pm. No charge. For more information, call Rev. Ted Wright at (240) 595-4511. HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE AUDITIONS William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, directed by Phil Bruns will hold auditions. Audition Dates: June 10th and 11th at 7pm, with callbacks on either June 14th or 15th (if needed). Location: Center Brunswick United Methodist Church, 990 Hoosick St.,Troy. Performance Dates: 10/5-10/7 and 10/12 -10/14. A comedy about order and disorder, reality and appearance and love and marriage. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” follows four lovers as they venture out into the forest as they take turns falling in and out of love with one another. On their journey they encounter a band of fairies, and a group of Athenian traders who plan on performing a play in celebration of the Duke’s


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board wedding. For any questions or concerns, you can contact Phil Bruns at (518) 894-8085. TRINITY CHURCH BIG PLANT SALE A big plant sale will be held at Trinity Church Parish Church Hall, 585 4th Ave., Troy, between 115 and 116th Streets. May 19th, from 9AM to 2PM. Get your Garden Going and Growing with a variety of Vegetable and Flowering plants available. Stop by for Coffee, and donuts or lunch; make your own Sundaes. Tours of Historic Trinity Church and Graveyard will be available. Craft tables sale, basket raffles, and Baked Goods will be held. For questions, call 518-2790532. SULLIVAN JONES VFW MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION Please join the Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 in Poestenkill on Monday, May 28th, to help us celebrate and remember the sacrifices made by veterans in defense of our glorious Republic. There will be a Parade and Memorial Service, the parade will commence at 11:00 A.M. The parade route begins at the Post and proceeds down Main St. ending at the Post Monuments. After the parade, the veterans of the Sullivan Jones Post will conduct a Memorial Service. The guest speaker for this year will be Lt. Col (RET) David Sosa, USMC. After the Memorial Service, all are welcomed for an open house at the Post, refreshments will be served at that time.

the North Greenbush Town Offices where the Memorial Day Ceremonies will take place, after there will be a family picnic at Town Hall. Please come and join us to honor our Veterans past and present. For any additional information, please call Chairwoman Katie Connolly at 518-283-4306 or email Katie at twnclerk@northgreenbush.org Katie Connolly, Chairwoman Town Clerk, Town of North Greenbush. CELEBRATE STEPHENTOWN 2018 COMING! Come join us as planning continues, on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 PM at the Stephentown Town Hall. We’ll be finalizing the schedule of events at this meeting, so if you are interested in presenting an event, please come to the meeting or contact us ahead of the meeting. We’ll also be talking about our “Made in Stephentown” Opening Reception. If you are making something in Stephentown, whether as a manufacturer, artist, farmer, musician, or craftsperson, we would love to have you participate in this free showcase. We are also looking for sponsors and advertisers and would be happy to talk to you about those opportunities to support the festival and community while gaining exposure for your business or organization. More information, our contact information, as well as photos and videos documenting events from last year’s inaugural festival, can be found online at celebratestephentown.com. BERNSTEIN AT 100: NASSAU LIBRARY PRESENTS

EAST SCHODACK GARDEN CLUB NEW LOCATION! The Garden Club of East Schodack will hold its 58th annual plant sale on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in East Schodack. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION. This is the oldest continuing Garden Sale in this area and offers a wide variety of perennials, annuals, wildflowers, bushes, herbs, ground cover, vegetables and houseplants for local gardeners. Plant material is from our members’ gardens, so it will be sure to thrive in your garden. Come early for the best selection! This year the sale will also include a BAKE SALE, so bring your appetite as well as your love of gardening. See you on May 19! NORTH GREENBUSH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE Town Clerk Katie Connolly, Chairwoman of the North Greenbush Memorial Day Parade, is pleased to announce that the North Greenbush Annual Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 28, 2018, beginning at 1:30 pm. The parade route will be - Step off at 1:30PM from North Greenbush Town Hall and surrounding streets along Main Ave to Marion Ave to Brookside Avenue, down Brookside to Main Avenue to

Nassau Free Library joins with thousands of other cultural institutions around the world in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of one of America’s most renowned classical music celebrities – Leonard Bernstein. Three evening programs will celebrate the life, times and works of the Maestro through video presentations. On Wednesday, May 30, “Leonard Bernstein Larger Than Life” provides background on the early life and successes. Friday, June 1, “The Making of West Side Story” featuring Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras in the title roles and finally on Tuesday, June 5, the 50th anniversary edition of “West Side Story.” Winner of Best Picture in 1961, Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno rose to start-status after release of this film. All presentations start at 6:30 pm, admission is free, but please call (518) 766-2715 to reserve your space. GILEAD LUTHERAN BODY & SOUL PANTRY HOURS Well, it looks like we have finally ditched our winter weather. I guess it is time for our staff to take some time off to recharge their batteries. It does not mean we will abandon you completely, however. We will still be there from 3:005:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month for your food


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board and hygiene products. We just will not be serving a meal like we do other months. It also allows the other staff members to begin planning next season’s meals. I believe they have September’s meal planning almost complete. See you in September and have a safe and pleasant summer. TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS E. MORRISON From the shtetl to Troy New York, “Something lost, something gained”. In the spirit of Jewish heritage month this May, Troy Public Library will host, Elisheva Morrison on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 6pm, for an immersive and engaging night of local history. She will be presenting in historical costume, a soliloquy of feelings and thoughts of a young girl leaving her home from a shtetl in Russia and coming to the big city of Troy, during the early 1900’s. Historical photos will also be shared with the audience. 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. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy. THE BUZZ ABOUT HONEY BEES Paul MacPhain of Bee Hollow Farm will be visiting the Troy Public Library on Tuesday, May 22nd, at 3:00pm to speak on the importance of honey bees and offer a honey tasting. 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: www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy. UNDERSTANDING YOUR ANCESTRY DNA TEST So, you’ve had a DNA test done through Ancestry.com, now what? Join us at the Troy Public Library on Saturday, June 9th, at 10:30am and professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty will be leading an informative session that will guide you through the fundamentals of DNA tests. Topics covered will include DNA basics, interpreting ethnicity estimates, dealing with all those cousin matches, and incorporating the results into your genealogy research. Learn how to make the most of your test by utilizing it as another tool to discover your family history! 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 visit our website: www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy. HOME BUREAU’S ACHIEVEMENT DAY

Rensselaer Co. Home Bureau’s Achievement Day will be Thursday, May 24, at the Wynantskill Reform Church, 413 Main Ave., Wynantskill. Starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00. Please come and bring any projects you would like to show to other members. Remember: your project could be chosen for the Fair. If you would like to bring a breakfast item to share, please do. We are looking forward to seeing all of you and all your wonderful projects. Please bring a friend with you, it is a way to introduce Home Bureau to others. SPRING BOTTLE DRIVE Do some spring cleaning and support a great cause. The Schodack Area Land Trust (SALT) is collecting bottles and cans to cover their insurance costs. Take your re-turns to the Bottle and Can company, behind Starbucks, near Hannaford Plaza. Just leave donations and say, “these are for SALT.” For a lovely hike, visit the preserve at the end of Thoroughbred Dr, off Palmer Rd. WORK FOR YOUR SELF AT 50 + Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursday, May 31st, at 3:00pm for a workshop designed specifically to help people age 50 and over learn about what it takes to be successfully self-employed in today’s economy. A specially trained staff member of the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region will guide participants through activities designed to give individuals the foundational information they will need, help them explore their options and ultimately make decisions that will be right for them in kick-starting their dive into self-employment. Sponsored by AARP Foundation. This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 518274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy. UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE WITH TOM BULGER Join us at the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, May 31st – June 28th, from 6:30PM -7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop. This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s Comedy Midsummer Night’s Dream. Then in the following four weeks, we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop. Copies of Midsummer Night’s Dream will be available at the circulation desk. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary. For more


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board information and to register, call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy. FREE COFFEE & COMEDY SHOW “A merry heart does good, like medicine” (Prov. 17:22) Join us for this “all-age performance”, 100% CLEAN COMEDY which includes sidesplitting stand-up and outrageous impressions by comedian David Ferrell. Multi-year nominee for Comedian of the Year, heard on Sirius XM radio’s “Laugh USA”, named one of the top “Hot Acts in America”, David will perform on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 6:00pm at CONNECTING POINT CHURCH. In addition to his uproarious tales about everyday life, David delights audiences with hilarious impressions of famous celebrities, cartoon characters, farm animals and many more! But don’t take our word for it…join us for this FREE event, which will include coffee & refreshments too! Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. CONNECTING POINT CHURCH is located at 568 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, in the Van Den Houten Square, across from Dunkin Donuts. For more information, visit: www.connectingpoint.church POESTENKILL ANNUAL RABIES CLINIC The Rensselaer County Health Department in connection with the Town of Poestenkill will be holding their annual RABIES CLINIC on Thursday, June 7th, at the Sullivan Jones Post Pavilion located on Veterans Street in Poestenkill. PLEASE NOTE, CATS only will be vaccinated from 5–6 PM. They must be in carriers. DOGS only will be vaccinated from 6-7pm and must be leashed. A record of rabies inoculation is required to obtain a 3-yr. booster. DONATIONS are requested to help defray the cost of the clinic. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Horton, Town Clerk at 518-283-5119. EVERGREEN CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETING 2018 Evergreen Cemetery Association of Wynantskill will hold its annual meeting on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the North Greenbush Town Office Building located on Main Avenue in Wynantskill (use back entrance). If you are a deed holder or family member of lot owners, we invite you to attend this meeting. We are in need of new volunteeers and help in keeping our cemetery well taken care of. Many lots are still available for purchase. We will be having fundraisers throughout the year to help with the cost of maintenance. Please come and see where you can help or send your donation to (P.O. Box 2, Wynantskill, NY 12198. For questions, please call Bonnie Beaulieu at 283-4304.


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board


RENSSELAER COUNTY

Bulletin Board


Rensselaer County Bulletins 051718  
Rensselaer County Bulletins 051718  
Advertisement