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Bulletin Board SLCA OFFERING “ARTFUL WEDNESDAYS” CLASSES

DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS AT THE BRUNSWICK ELKS

Sand Lake Center for the Arts is now offering Artful Wednesdays, a quarterly artistic series designed for adults interested in day classes. Learn about photography - you will explore different types of cameras, plus how to take portraits, landscapes and wildlife. Make a beautiful basket using chain, twill or chase weaving styles. Write a memoir, using poetry or prose or create pieces of writing for family to cherish. Learn how to draw a still life, paint using watercolors, or carve, and make a block print. All classes are $25 per class + materials fees where applicable, and starts at 1 pm (for more information go to website). If anyone is interested in taking one or more of these classes, please sign up online at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)6742007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible, with plenty of free parking.

The Brunswick Elks will host a 6-hour defensive driving class on Sunday, April 27, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This is a NYS-DMV approved class that offers 10% reduction off 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! A portion of these proceeds will benefit the Brunswick Elks. Cost of this class is just $35 per person. Doors open at 9:30 AM. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for sale. The lodge is located at 665 Brunswick Road, Troy, New York. SPACES ARE LIMITED! (Please save this article as it will run limited times.) To reserve your seat, please call Michele at 225-0462. Remember the Elks for your next event!

SPRING BUS TRIPS TO HELP SUPPORT CCHS TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE DEPT’S! Two spring bus trips are being offered to help support the Technology & Science Departments at Catholic Central High School. Date: Sunday, April 13th - Mystic Aquarium & Seaport Cost: Adults/$78, Youth Age 6-17/$61, Children 5-Under Free. Price includes bus & parks. Pick-Up at Brunswick Walmart ONLY at 7AM Sharp! We will leave Mystic at 5:00PM and be back home at 8:15PM. Date: Sunday, May 4th - Boston Shopping Price for bus is $40. Leave at 7AM from Brunswick Walmart ONLY. Leave to return home at 6PM and will be home by 9PM. Ask about discount price tickets to Aquarium or Whale Watches. Contact Denise Ryan at 518-271-8983. **both buses will have 50/50**

EAST SIDE QUILTERS BUS TRIP TO QUILT SHOW Join East Side Quilters for a bus trip to the XXXV quilt show of the Northern Star Quilt Guild in Somers, NY, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Many of the guild’s members have had their work juried into nationally-and Internationallyknown shows. See past shows at: www.northernstarquilters.com Free lectures will be given. This year’s lecturers are Sue Nickels, (www.Sue-nickels.com) and Mark Lapinksi, (www.Marklapinski.com). Over 30 vendors. Cost of $40 includes bus ride, show admission and tip for the Driver. Bus cut-off April 11th or sooner when bus is full. Bus will make one stop on the way down and brief dinner stop on return trip. Get on the bus at Yankee Trails, 569 Third Ave. Ext., Rensselaer (7:30 am), or Crossgates Commons (behind PetSmart) at 7:50 am; depart Somers at 4:30 pm. Make checks payable to: East Side Quilters. Contact Pat Piniazek, patpen1018@gmail.com; 518 577-0491.

“DECONSTRUCTING THE BEETLES” COMING TO SLCA Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper, with composer, musician, and Beatles expert Scott Freiman. Part film, part concert, part lecture, join us on April 5 as we take a look at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, and explore the history behind the music. Using rare and unreleased recordings, Scott will walk you through the construction of songs from take one to the final version. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at the Beatles’ innovation in the studio, and have a newfound appreciation for the writing of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison and even the drumming of Ringo Starr! The program starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20. prepaid or $25. at the door. Reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007. Sand Lake Center for the Arts is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY. The center is fully handicapped accessible and has plenty of free parking.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSE Amercan Red Cross Babysitting Course will be held at the Algonquin Middle School in Averill Park on Saturday, March 15th, from 9am – 4pm in the Library. The cost is $50pp (price includes the certificate). Registration forms are available in the main office at Algonquin, and at the Sand Lake Library. Pre-registration is recommended, however, at the door registration can be arranged. Contact Brenda with any questions at brendaleigh7@gmail.com

HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE PRESENTS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Are you looking for something fun to do during this cold weather? Then we have the answer for you. Come and see the Highlight Acting Troupe’s children’s production of Beauty and The Beast (not Disney). The show is di-


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Bulletin Board rected by Kathryn Capalbo with Mindy Huerter assisting. Beauty and the Beast is the story of a young girl who is going about her typical day shopping in her French village when her world is turned upside down. Her ailing father goes to collect money that they are owed. He gets lost and is ordered by a Beast to bring the young girl to him. The father returns to the French village and the daughter finds out what happened and how her father is not willing to give her up. She decides to go herself. Will Beauty stay trapped with the Beast forever? Will the villagers and her father come to her rescue? Will Bruno, the handsome, sometimes annoying, young man from the French village save the day and win Beauty back from the Beast? Come see this funfilled show with tea cups, tea pot, clocks, and a candlestick that come to life, as well as scary wolves and some lovely dancing. Beauty and the Beast will be presented by the Highlight Acting Troupe on Friday and Saturday, April 4, 5 at 7:30 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, April 5, 6, at 2:00 pm. The performances will be performed at the Brunswick Grange, Rt. 7 and Rt. 142 (behind Stewart’s). Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Seating is limited. For reservations or information, call 518-272-7558.

NYS DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS On Saturday, March 22nd, from 9AM to 3PM there will be a New York State approved Defensive Driving Class to Benefit the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Southern Rensselaer County. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years & be eligible to receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. The class will be held at the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Southern Rensselaer County, 544 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY. Fee is only $39 - bring a friend $34 each. Registration is required and can be made by calling the Club at 465-3403 or Raymond Frankoski at 286-3788. Class size is limited. Additional information is available by calling Ray Frankoski.

JOIN CIRCLE THEATRE PLAYERS AS THEY PRESENT “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” Sand Lake Center for the Arts-Circle Theatre Players presents “Fiddler on the Roof”. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Joseph Stein. Directed and produced by Sue Frost and Val Kavanaugh, this universal story about preserving the essence of tradition in the face of inevitable change…a tribute to life! Come join the cast and crew as they welcome you to their village of Anatevka with its joys, sorrows and the truth that love, family and traditions can and will persevere! Opening on March 21, and continuing March 22, 27, 28, 29, at 8 pm; and Sunday, March 23 and 30 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $19 adults, $10 under

18. Reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or www. slca-ctp.org. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking.

CRISTIAN HUET COMES TO SLCA IN HIS US DEBUT CONCERT Sand Lake Center for the Arts is honored to present Cristian Huet in his U.S. debut at the first Squire Jacob Concert of the new season, on March 15th at 8pm. This award-winning singer/songwriter, self taught fretted dulcimer player hails from Brittany, France. His music reflects his own unique, fast and fluid sound that reflects the Celtic flavor of the region of his birthplace. New this year, as an added bonus is the Stars A’ Rising mini concert starting with Maddie Hicks, a new up and coming singer/songwriter, who will open the show at 7:30pm. To end the evening on the highest note possible, Cristian invites you to jam with him following the concert! All who attend are welcome to bring along their acoustic instruments and join in to make good music together!!! The concert is $16 adults, $10 students under 18, and reservations can be made at 518-674-2007 or www. slca-ctp.org. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking.

HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hope United Methodist Church has worship each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. along with Sunday School for children in pre-school through grade 5. Hope ALIVE! is at 5:30 p.m. and celebrates the Good News through Praise Music & Worship. For information about Hope UMC, contact Pastor Dave Martin at 518-279-1403 or hopeumctroy@juno. com. The worship center is located at the corner of Route 2 and Garfield Road in Eagle Mills (Town of Brunswick).

NORTH CHATHAM UMC SEEKS VENDORS FOR ANNUAL “MISSION POSSIBLE” FAIR The North Chatham United Methodist Church will be holding their 9th annual “Mission Possible” Fair on Saturday, June 14th. The church is located at 4274 Route 203 in the hamlet of North Chatham. There will be craft vendors, music, food, and live & silent auctions of goods and services. The Clothing Barn will be open and there will be lots of activities for kids. All of the proceeds from “Mission Possible” go to various mission projects that the church supports, both locally and worldwide. Vendors who would like to be a part of this event should call Lisa Herrington @ 518-784-9335 or e-mail her @ lisaherrington@hotmail.com. Space rental is $25.00 for a booth outside (spaces under a tent are available) or $35.00 inside the church. A limited amount of tables & chairs are available for rent also. For further information on other events to be held at the North Chatham United


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Bulletin Board Methodist Church, please go to our website @ northchathammethodistchurch.org or give us a call @ 518-7663535. We are always grateful for the generous support we receive from the community, and look forward to many more years of faithful service doing God’s work!

PURIM CELEBRATION AT THE NASSAU SYNAGOGUE Purim celebration begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 15th, with a costume contest for all ages. Havdalah service will begin at 7:45 followed by the Megillah reading. Bring your own grogger or use one of ours while we all drown out Haman’s name. Discover Nassau’s new tradition with using ‘Esther Bells’, when we honor Esther’s courage and strength in the Purim story. See our websitewww.nassausynagogue.org, find us on Facebook (Nassau Synagogue and Jewish Community Center) or email pam.tatar@nassausynagogue.org (674-0302). Hope to see you there!

ARE YOU HEARING GOD OR YOURSELF? A Free Seminar presented by Father Billy Clark will be held on Saturday, March 22nd, from 12 noon – 2:00PM. There is no charge for this seminar, however, a Love Donation would be accepted and appreciated! Many people let their inner voice guide them. Some may call it a feeling, or inspiration; a “gut feeling” or “intuition.” But for those who recognize their spiritual need, and for those who seek God’s guidance in their lives, how do you know for sure if you are just listening to your own emotions or not? How do you know if you are hearing God or yourself? There are many ways to find out without a doubt who is doing the talking! We will explore several ways to do this, and you will learn a prayer to help you know God’s will for you. May the peace and love of God be with you. Reservations suggested! Held at Venture Inward, 568 Columbia Turnpike (Rts 9&20) #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance), East Greenbush, NY 12061 (only minutes from downtown Albany!). Info: 518 477-6566 / Email: venturein@yahoo.com visit: www.VentureInwardCenter.com

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH WELCOMES YOU Trinity Lutheran Church, invites you to attend worship services and Holy Communion each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. We begin the service with an instrumentalist/vocalist and continue with organ music and beautiful hymns. At the present, time we have a different pastor each week as we search for a new one. We have Sunday school classes on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m., with our wonderful teacher, Jane Meissner. We have a coffee hour after worship for those who wish to stay for fellowship.

We are now in the season of lent and Pastor Dietrich has kindly offered to provide Lenten studies on 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3 and 4/10 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity. Gilead Lutheran Church will join us for the studies and we welcome anyone to come. Pastor Dietrich is a great teacher and the title of her studies is, ‘’All Who Hunger, Gladly Gather”. No reservations are needed...just come! We welcome small children during church and we have placed ‘’rockers” in the rear of the church for parents to use if necessary!! If you would like to decorate our sanctuary for the Easter service, please call us at 674-5501 or for any other questions. The deadline for the flowers is Saturday, April 11th. Plant prices are $10.00.

SACRED HEART, ST. JUDE & ST. MICHAEL’S PARISHES HOLY WEEK Schedule HOLY THURSDAY, 4/17/14 - Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper 5:30pm at Sacred Heart with adoration until 10:30pm; 7:00pm at St. Jude the Apostle with adoration until 12:00 midnight, concluding with night prayer; 6:00pm at St. Michael the Archangel, followed by a covered dish supper…adoration until 10pm. GOOD FRIDAY, 4/18/14 - 9am Morning Prayer at St. Jude’s. Stations of the Cross - 12pm at St. Michael the Archangel; 3pm at St. Jude the Apostle; 3pm at Sacred Heart. Passion of Our Lord - 5:30pm at Sacred Heart; 7:00pm at St. Jude the Apostle; 5:30pm at St. Michael the Archangel. HOLY SATURDAY, EASTER VIGIL, 4/19/14 - 9:00am Morning Prayer at St. Jude’s and St. Michael’s; 8:15pm Easter Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart; 8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass at St. Jude the Apostle; 8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass at St. Michael the Archangel. EASTER SUNDAY, 4/20/14 - Easter Morning Masses 8:45am and 11:15am at Sacred Heart; 9:00am and 11am at St. Jude the Apostle; 7:30am and 10am at St. Michael the Archangel.

ZION’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THE ARTS During March, Zion’s United Church of Christ of Taborton in Sand Lake celebrates Christian Faith and the Arts. Come worship and reflect on the importance of the arts in our lives. Pastor Bob Loesch will preach during Sunday worship at 10 am: March 16 “The Sense of Beauty,” March 23, “Treasure in Earthen Vessels.” The guest speaker on March 16 will be Mary Pat Wager-Stienstra, Averill Park art teacher and professional artist. On March 23 the guest speaker will be Debra Roy, executive director of the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. During March, the congregation is studying the Hebrew Book of Psalms as poetic literature. The Fellowship will attend “Fiddler on the Roof” at Sand Lake Center for the Arts, to enjoy this musical based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, and visit the Gallery exhibit: Averill Park Central School District Teacher and Student Show. Contact Rev. Dr. Robert Loesch, 674-8204, rkloesch@aol.com. The church is located 3.2 miles east


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Bulletin Board of intersection of Routes 66 and 43 in Sand Lake, in the midst of natural beauty at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake.

CHURCH OF THE COVENANT WELCOMES THE COMMUNITY TO WORSHIP! • Sunday, March 16th, Second Sunday of Lent - 8:30 am Communion and Worship; 9:15 am Sunday School. 10:30 am Worship with choir and organ. Professional child care provided. Mission Focus: AUMS Alice Trost will speak on “Support and Giving to Missions” Scripture: John 3: 117 • Men’s Communion Breakfast: Sat., March 15th, 7:00 a.m. in the social hall. Call Ralph LaMontagna at 674-1563 to reserve your seat. • Friday, March 14th, noon Lenten service. “Broken Vessel Restored” Mark 14:1-9, Rev. Trig Tomlinson preaching. Soup/sandwich lunch at 12:30 - Suggested donation $5.00. Profits beyond expenses go to REACH, which is the CONCERNS-U community outreach in our area. • Upcoming: Wed., March 26th, Potluck dinner at 6:00 pm in the social hall, bring a dish to share and your table setting. Program at 7:00, Pattie Deacon-Laird will tell us about her river cruise in Europe. Church Office hours are 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Church of the Covenant, United Methodist, is the round church near the blinker in Averill Park. Pastor Merry Watters, Phone 674-3664, E-mail: coc3in1@nycap.rr.com.

BORN AGAIN? What does it mean to be Born Again? What did the religious leader mean when he said to Jesus, “We know you are a teacher who has come from God....For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him?” What did Jesus mean when he replied saying: “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” It answers to questions such as these that the Nassau and Stuyvesant Reformed Churches will deal as they take up the message in the Gospel of John 3:1-17 on Sunday, March 16th. In the sermon the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will speak about how we help a person to “Shine with God’s Light in his heart,” that is be “Born Again?” Join us and come to more fully understand what it means to develop a new outward focus, a new set of values, and come in to a new family- a family of the Spirit. The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. in its chapel at 43 Church Street (Route 20), one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. The Stuyvesant Reformed Church begins worship at 9 a.m. in its sanctuary, just south of the only caution light in the hamlet of Stuyvesant.

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.

WORSHIP AT GILEAD LUTHERAN Gilead Lutheran invites you to join us in worshiping Christ each Sunday at 11AM. We are located on Brick Church Rd, (Rte 278) and Hoosick Rd (Rte 7) in Center Brunswick. Sunday School is conducted the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Our building is Handicapped Accessible by elevator. For information, call the church at 279-9270.

NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH AT SNYDER’S LAKE You’re invited! Come and worship at the new Snyder’s Lake Community Church. Now meeting in the old chapel at Camp Scully, located at 24 Camp Scully Way in Wynantskill. Our non-denominational Christian service is held Sunday mornings at 10AM. For more info, please contact snyderslakechurch@gmail.com. All are welcome, come grow with us!

LIFE IN CHRIST FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY SERVICES Life In Christ Fellowship, located at the corner of 5 N. Nassau Rd & Renss. Co. RT 18 would like to share the gospel of Jesus & invite one & all to our Sunday services held at 12:00 noon. For directions, please call 766-3026, 248-5204, or 392-3657.

WORSHIP AT HOPE UMC Worship at Hope United Methodist Church on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with a children’s Sunday School for Pre-K through 5th grade. At 5:30 p.m., join Hope ALIVE for an upbeat contemporary service. Mark your calendars for the annual SERVICE AUCTION AND DINNER on Saturday, March 22nd, at 5:00 p.m.

ST. DAVID’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH St. David’s Episcopal Church located at 2647 Brookview Road, celebrates the Holy Eucharist Sundays at 9:30AM. The Rector is The Rev. James Brisbin. Sunday School, for children 4-12 yrs., is held during service. Fellowship following service.

CAFE THEO Cafe Theo is an informal gathering of people from all walks of life who seek an understanding about the bigger questions in life. We engage in conversation on moral, philosophical, and spiritual topics. Some recent topics discussed include symbolism, justice, and creativity. We welcome all points of view and perspectives, and our common ground honors freedom of conscience in respectful conversation. We invite you to join us for an evening of engaging discussion, music, and a period of reflection. We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 1583 Carney Road, Castleton.

WORSHIP AT TRINITY CHURCH Trinity Church, 1336 First Avenue, Watervliet, NY 12189.


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Bulletin Board • Sunday - Mar 23 - Christian Education - 9:30 a.m. Mass - 10:10 a.m. Followed by Coffee Hour. All are welcome. • Wednesday - Mar 26 - 6:30 p.m. - Stations of the Cross 7:00 p.m. - Prayer, Praise, Mass & Study. Note: Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the Wednesday night services.

SOUP LUNCHEON & ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY Whether you have an item to get appraised or not, come have lunch at the Nassau Reformed Church, Saturday, March 22rd, from 11 am to 2 pm. All you can eat for $7. Graze your way through a wonderful assortment of soups, chilis and breads. Children, age eight and younger, eat for free. Come, enjoy the delicious fare and community fellowship. Also on March 22, Mr. Charles Flint of Lenox, Ma, will be at the church from 11 am to 2 pm to appraise your treasures, collectibles or mysterious what-nots. Cost: $5 for one item; two for $8, or a maximum of 3 for $12. No reservations taken. If you have any questions, call Judi Markessinis at 766-3092. The Reformed Church is located on Church St. (Rt. 20), about a quarter-mile east of the only traffic light in Nassau, NY. www.nassaureformedchurch.com

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR HEIFER PROJECT The youth of Grace United Methodist Church, 42 Church St., Nassau will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 16th, in the church fellowship hall. All profits will be donated to Heifer Project International, an organization whose mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty. Breakfast will be served from 8:30-10:30AM. We welcome you to worship with us at 11AM. The menu includes pancakes, real maple syrup, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee/tea/hot chocolate and orange juice. The cost is $5 per person, $3 for children 10 and under. The St Patrick’s Day theme will include LIVE TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC! Please help us raise a “pot of gold” for this worthy cause!

CASTLETON - SCHODACK KIWANIS CLUB CHICKEN BARBECUE DINNERS The Castleton - Schodack Kiwanis Club will be selling chicken barbecue dinners on Sunday, March 23, to raise monies for its community service programs. The cost of the dinners is $9.00, and the dinners may be picked up from 12:00 noon to 5:00 P.M. at the Castleton Volunteer Fire Company in Castleton. For more information, or to order the dinners, call 428-6184. Walk-ins are welcomed.

“A TASTE OF TROY” TO BENEFIT HOPE 7 FOOD PANTRY & YOUTH PROGRAMS The 4th Annual Benefit for Hope 7 Community Center’s Food Pantry and Youth Programs “A Taste of Troy” will be held on Tuesday, April 8th, at the Franklin Terrace Ball-

room, 126 Campbell Avenue, Troy, from 6PM to 8:30PM. Please join us and treat your taste buds to delectable offerings from Troy restaurants, specialty eateries, and caterers while aiding our community center’s work. Tickets will be available at Hope 7, Carol’s Place and the Eatery, Aurora’s Boutique and De Meo’s Discount Wine & Liquor Store. Tickets are $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door. Come enjoy music, raffles, great food, and company! Follow us on Facebook to find out which restaurants will be attending! The Chinese and Silent Auctions have great items waiting for you to take home. Hope 7 Community Center, 596 Pawling Ave., Troy, NY 12180 ~ Phone: 272-8029 ~ hope7cc@gmail.com.

GILEAD LUTHERAN CHURCH STORY DINNER Our March story dinner will be held on Friday, March 21st, in the Fellowship Hall at 6PM. The stories connected with these dinners are not stories about religion, in fact most of them are about ordinary people on their travels through life. Some of these stories are funny and some of them can be sad. At February’s dinner, we learned about disaster relief and how to be prepared in case of a disaster. We learned how the “Lutheran Disaster Relief” team aids victims of disasters, not just created by mother nature, but by other means. As always, there is not charge for the meal. We only ask that you make a donation to one of the charities that we offer. For the month of February, we donated $102.00 to “Lutheran Disaster Response”. We look forward to seeing you on March 21st at Gilead Lutheran Church, located at the jct of Rte. 7 & 278. Again, dinner is at 6PM. Call the church office at 279-9270 if you have questions. Email

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BEAT THE WINTER BLUES: COME PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD DINNER THEATER Historic Revolution Hall in Troy will be the setting of Beat the Winter Blues: Come Play with Your Food –Dinner Theater to benefit The Arc of Rensselaer County. Our event will feature the three short plays from nationally recognized and award winning playwright Joe Starzyk. Today Joe’s exciting and novel plays are produced all over the US: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, New York, and Boston. Three course dinner provided by Brown’s Brewing Company. A cash bar will be available. Three Short Plays – One Great Night “A Wonderful Life – Really?” - The kids are grown and George and Mary Bailey go to therapy. When Mary’s side of the story is heard we are left to ask: Was it a wonderful life …. Really? “When Irish Eyes Are Flirting” - Randy Irishman Pat-Joe schools his protégé Dermot in the timeless art of seduction. Will sparks fly, as two American women become the targets when Irish eyes are flirting?


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Bulletin Board “A Swinging Christmas” - When adult children eavesdrop on their parents conversation, they learn a little more than they bargained for. Choose either: March 24th or March 26th, 6:30pm –10:00 p.m., $55.00 a ticket. Call 518-274-3110 ext. 3028, email aruck@renarc. org or use our website www.renarc.org to register today.

RENSS. CITY SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOC. HALL OF FAME DINNER & INDUCTION The Rensselaer City School Alumni Association will hold their Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 26th, 2014, at Moscatiellos Restaurant on Route 4, N. Greenbush, from 5-9PM. Everyone is welcome, tickets are $40pp, please make checks out to Rensselaer Alumni Association, 25 Van Rensselaer Dr., Rensselaer, NY 12144. Cocktail Hour 5-6pm hors d’oeuvres & cash bar ~ Dinner 6pm, Salad, Beverages, Buffet & Dessert ~ Induction Ceremony 7:30-9pm. Please RSVP by April 1st. Honoring, in Alphabetical Order: Robert W. Buckner, Faculty & Coach 1929-59 (posthumous); J. Robert Eckert, Class of 48, Centennial Award/Alumni Association founder; Michael Fusco, Class of ’66, Faculty 19712002 (posthumous); Anna Irving, Class of ’45, RCSD staff 1945-1995 (posthumous); Lee Irving, Class of ’66. Class President, scholar & Civic volunteer (posthumous); William Mc Carthy, Class of ’68, Faculty 19721977; Norman Preston, Faculty & Coach 1965-97; John Rucker, Class of ’61, HS & college athlete/Pro-basketball.

CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER SAVE THE DATE, Chicken & Biscuit Supper, Saturday, March 22nd, at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall, Route 7 in the village of Pittstown, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Eat-in or Take-out. Menu: chicken and biscuits with gravy, vegetables, cole slaw, cranberry relish, dessert and beverages. Cost: adults/$10.00, children 5-12/$5.00, Under 5 Free. Reservations suggested: call Bev at 518-663-5607.

CORNERSTONE CHURCH OF LANSING. DINNER A Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner to be held on Saturday, March 15th, from 4:30 to 6PM at the Cornerstone Church of Lansingburgh located at 570 Third Avenue in Lansingburgh. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for children 5-12. No charge for children 4 and under. Reservations are recommended, but limited walk-ins are available. Take-out is also available. For reservations or take-out, call the church at 235-3851.

LENTEN FISH FRY/CLAM ROLL DINNER The Poestenkill Christian Church, 721 Snyder’s Corners Rd., Poestenkill, will be having its Lenten Fish Fry/Clam

Roll Dinners, every Friday during Lent, until 4/18/14, from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Menu includes fish fry or clam roll dinner, including french fries, cole slaw & beverage for $9.00; fish fry or clam roll only - $5.25; children’s menu: hot dog, french fries and beverage $4.00. Reservations appreciated at 286-2773. Walk-ins welcome. Call Barbara at 279-9458 for information.

FISH FRY DINNER The South Schodack Fire Company will again offer Fish Fry dinners on Friday evenings, 5:15 to 7:00 p.m., at 1563 Bame Rd., Castleton, during Lent. Dinners will be $9.00. Hot dogs, chicken, and clam chowder will also be served. Eat-in or Take-out. Phone: 732-2082.

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY DINNER The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church invites you to a Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 15th. Dinner will be served from 4:30PM to 6:30PM. The menu will be corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, vegetable, Irish soda bread, dessert and beverage. Adult meals are $10, meals for children 6 to 12 years old are $5 and meals for children 5 and under are free. Eat-in and take-outs will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the door on March 15th and reservations can be made by calling the church office at (518)273-6859. The Pawling Avenue United Methodist Church is located at 520 Pawling Avenue, Troy. Plan now to attend on March 15th.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER The Stephentown Valley Rod & Gun Club will hold their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner - family style on the club grounds on March 16th from 1PM to 6PM ~ Dinner served at 4PM. Tickets are $12.50 per adult, $5 for children under 12 and children 5 and under are free. Dinner includes: 1 free draft beer/soda/wine with admission ~ cash bar. For tickets, see any member or call the club at 7665350. Tickets will also be sold at the door. The Stephentown Valley Rod & Gun Club is located on RT 43 in Stephentown.

CHICKEN PARMESAN DINNER The Sons of the American Legion, Gerald O’Neil Post 1683, 836 Broadway in Rensselaer will host a Chicken Parmesan Dinner served over Spaghetti w/coffee, salad and dessert on Sunday, March 30th, from 1PM to 6PM. Cost is $10 ($9 for seniors), Eat-in or carry-out. Chinese Auction and 50/50. All Proceeds will benefit Patriot Flight, Inc. 465-3312.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MIXER The Alumni Association of the Rensselaer NY School District will host a St. Patrick’s Day Mixer on Friday, March 14th, from 7 to 11PM at the Melvin Roads American Legion Post, 200 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer. Karaoke at 8PM.


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Bulletin Board No cover - cash bar. Just show up and join the fun! All are welcome ~ You don’t have to be an Alumnus OR Irish!

milk. Cost is $9.00 per adult, kids 12 and under $4.00, kids 5 and under FREE! We look forward to serving you!

CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE AT SULLIVAN JONES

JEFF JARVIS AS “ROY ORBISON” AT SENIOR LUNCH

The Sullivan Jones Post 7466 in Poestenkill Men’s and Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a Corned Beef & Cabbage Family-Style Dinner on March 15th. One serving time at 6PM. Cost is $12 and age 8 and under are free. Call for tickets at 283-4661.

On March 25th, the Rensselaer Senior Center, located at the McManus Center (old St. John’s school), East and Herrick Streets, Rensselaer, proudly hosts tribute artist, Jeff Jarvis as “Roy Orbison”. The noon meal will precede the concert and will consists of baked ziti spinach, peas, cottage cheese, Italian bread, apple juice and fruit cocktail. Following dinner, enjoy this great tribute concert. Suggested contribution for dinner is $2.75. You must dine with us to enjoy this show. Please call the Center at 4632166 for a reservation or for more information, seats are limited. There is plenty of free parking available.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST The Black River Raiders Snowmobile Club, Inc. will be holding an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast on Saturday, March 15th, from 8AM - 11AM at the Zion’s United Church of Christ, 741 Taborton Road in Sand Lake. Cost is $7.00/Adults, $3.00/Children 5-12, and children under 5 are FREE. Menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Homefries, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Apple and Orange Juice.

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER FUNDRAISER ~ TIME CHANGE ~ Schodack Central School Students, Natasha Strock and Matthew Jung, have been accepted as student ambassadors for People to People. They are hosting a fundraiser dinner to help raise money for tuition on March 15th from 5PM to 7PM at the Castleton Ambulance on RT 150 in Castleton. Dinner includes salad, drink and dessert for a cost of $8.00. There will be a Silent Auction and 50/50 raffle. Take-out will be available and there will be special delivery for Castle Ridge Residents. For info, call Anita at 732-3668.

EMPTY BOWLS On Sunday, March 23rd, an Empty Bowls event to benefit the Heifer Project will be held at the Church of the Covenant United Methodist Church, Rte 43, near the intersection with Old Route 66 in Averill Park. The Heifer Project provides animals for needy families and villages all over the world. The animals provide food and/or clothing for the families. The date and time is Sunday, March 23rd, from 12:00 2:00 pm. There will be a “Freewill Offering” for your bowl, soup and bread. You may bring your own bowl or you can use the church bowls. The soup will be provided by Averill Park, Sand Lake and West Sand Lake area restaurants.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET BREAKFAST IN GRAFTON The Grafton Volunteer Fire Department along with the Grafton Ladies Auxiliary will be serving you an All-You-CanEat Buffet Breakfast on Saturday, March 29th, from 8am to 11am at the Grafton VFW - Fire Hall on South Road (County Route 85). On the menu: Belgian waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs (made to order), sausage gravy & biscuits, bacon, sausage, homefries, toast, orange juice, coffee, and

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER - POLISH AMERICAN CLUB The Polish American Club, 507 First St., Troy, NY, will once again host our annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinners as well as Turkey Dinners will be served from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014. The cost of both dinners is $10.00. Children’s portions will be available. Dinners will consist of Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and vegetable. Turkey dinner will include stuffing, mashed potatoes and vegetable. Bread, coffee, tea or milk will be served with both dinners. Other beverages will be available at the bar. Reservations are not necessary, but large groups should call ahead. Take out will also be available. Call the club at 272-2676 for further information.

ROAST BEEF DINNER On Saturday, March 22nd, the East Schodack Fire Company will hold a Roast Beef Dinner. Included in the dinner will be Top Round Roast Beef, homemade gravy, real mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, coleslaw, rolls with butter and apple crisp a la mode for dessert. Serving family style between 4PM and 7PM. Reservations are not needed. Take-out orders can be made by calling 479-3366. Cost: Adults $13.00, Kids - $6.00.


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