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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 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: Free lectures will be given. This year’s lecturers are Sue Nickels, ( and Mark Lapinksi, ( 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,; 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 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.

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.

POULTRY 101 Have you ever thought of having your own backyard chicken flock?   Do you have a few chickens and want

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Bulletin Board to improve your production? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will be hosting a basic poultry class on Wednesday, April 2nd, 7:00 pm 8:30 pm, CCE office, 61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180 second floor conference room.   Topics will include; housing, feeding, and basic maintenance of your flock, how to choose a breed that work best for you, production, and may other topics.  Cost is $7.00 Please RSVP.  For more information feel free to contact Kirk Shoen, CCE Rensselaer County: 518-272-4210 ext 113 c: 518-951-9464 kjs264@Cornell. edu Individuals with questions or special needs requiring accommodation should contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County at the phone number above. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

CCE EXTENSION OFFERS “TOMATO TRANSPLANT WORKSHOP” Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will offer the class “Tomato Transplant Workshop” on Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 PM at the Extension office in Troy. This hands-on workshop will provide instruction and materials for growing tomato transplants. Learn the four stages of a transplant and understand the conditions required for each. We will work from station to station as we fill plug cells, seed, cover and water. You will take home your seeded tray. Rensselaer County Master Gardener Doug Pratt will draw from years of wholesale greenhouse experience to help you grow like a pro.  Workshop fee is $10 per person which includes all materials.  For registration information, please call Marcie at (518) 272-4210 or email

EXTENSION OFFERS “HELPING CHILDREN KEEP A GARDEN JOURNAL” Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will offer the class “Helping Children Keep A Garden Journal” on Thursday, March 27, at 7:00 PM at the Extension office in Troy. Some children, once introduced to gardening, will become life-long gardeners. Others lose interest fast and head back to their computer games. Whether their interests are in art, music, writing or building, teaching children to keep a journal will get them outdoors and hone their academic skills through the school year or over vacations all while tending their garden plants.  Leader Marilou Town-Pudiak is a Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension and a retired teacher.  Program fee is $6.00 per person.  For registration information, please call Marcie at (518) 272-4210 or email

TOWN of E.G. HYDRANT/WATER MAIN FLUSHING SCHEDULE - April 2014 April 21 - MON - 3rd Ave Ext. and all streets off it. Route

4 (Troy Rd) and all streets off it, ending at Iroquois Pl. April 22 - TUE - All streets on north side of 9/20 between Elliot Rd and Schodack Town line. Includes Huntswood Est. April 23 - WED - All streets on south side of 9/20 from Schodack Town Hall line to Ridge Road. North side of 9/20 from Route 4 to Town Hall. April 24 – THU - 9/20 from Ridge Rd to Rensselaer City line, Prospect Hghts, Clinton Pk, Rte. 151 (Red Mill Rd) from August Gate to city line including all streets off it. April 25 - FRI Complete flushing Hampton Manor Water District including Lakeview Ave. Flushing will begin at 8:00 am. During flushing, water pressure will be reduced. Water may become discolored due to iron and manganese deposits in the mains. Residents should limit their use of water for cooking and laundering during flushing in their areas. ~ East Greenbush Water Department (518) 477-9367

MID-LENT BRUNCH - APRIL 5th La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York invites you to a Mid-Lent Brunch (La mi-Carême) on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. at The Venue@St.Joseph’s Church, 65 Congress Street in Cohoes. MENU: The scrumptious menu, catered by Joe Forget of Waterford, includes ham cooked in beer, maple-flavored sausages, scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, cucumbers in heavy cream, mint peas, gingered carrots, apple crisp, and coffee, tea and juice. The cost is $22.00 for adults; $10.00 for children ages 6-12; no charge for children under 6. Reservations are required no later than March 31, 2014. Send the total number in your party and a check made payable to La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York to – FeFANY, PO Box 145, Schaghticoke, NY 12154 to arrive by 3/31/2014. For more information on the activities of the Franco-American Federation of New York, visit our web site:

BEAUTY and the BEAST PRESENTED BY HIGHLIGHT ACTING TROUPE Beauty and the Beast adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller and directed by Kathryn Capalbo, assisted by Mindy Huerter, 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. 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

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Bulletin Board 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. Seating is limited, so reservations are advised.  For reservations or information, call 518-272-7558.

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 @ 518784-9335 or e-mail her @ 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 Methodist Church, please go to our website @ or give us a call @ 518-766-3535. 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!

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 rec-

ognize 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: visit:


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 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

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Bulletin Board and Student Show. Contact Rev. Dr. Robert Loesch, 674- ship. Worship begins with David Armento playing his gui8204, The church is located 3.2 miles tar and singing beautiful Christian songs at 9:00 a.m.  So, east of intersection of Routes 66 and 43 in Sand Lake, in the come and join us, and share the Peace of the Lord!! midst of natural beauty at 741 Taborton Road, Sand Lake.  LIFT YOUR CUP TO CHRIST TODAY   NEW


The Seniors’ Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish in New Lebanon will participate in the Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 28, at 11:30 am. The traditional Lenten prayer will be led by Fr. Dan Quinn in the main church, located at 732 U.S. Route 20. Fr. Quinn has recently been assigned to assist in several Columbia County parishes. He is the nephew of Deacon Peter and Mrs. Nancy Quinn, also of New Lebanon. Immediately following the Stations of the Cross, lunch will be served in the parish hall. All are welcome to attend both the service and the lunch at no charge. For more information, please call Mary at 518-733-0469.

COME CELEBRATE at REFORMED CHURCH of SCHODACK LANDING Spring is right around the corner. Come celebrate at the Reformed Church of Schodack Landing, 624 River Road, Schodack Landing. On Saturday, April 12th, from 10AM to 3PM all kinds of goodies will be available as we host a Basket Auction, Bake and Craft sale. Come for lunch and a 50-50 raffle as well. Join the fun! Celebrate Holy Week with us: Worship with us on April 13th, Palm Sunday at 9AM; April 17th, Maundy Thursday at 7PM; and April 20th, Easter Sunday at 9AM. All are welcome.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH WELCOMES YOU Our theme for Trinity Church is: ‘’Build One Another Up”. (1 Thess. 5:11). We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., as we gather together to worship and receive Holy Communion.  Children are most welcomed and we have rocking chairs in the rear of the church for those who need to use them to rock the little ones. A lenten bible study is being held each Thursday, during lent, ‘’All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly’’ led by Pastor Lauretta Dietrich. Sunday school is held on April 6th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., for all ages. Confirmation classes are held on April 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Family night dinner will be Tuesday, April 8th, at 6:30 p.m., John Pelton will be cooking corned beef and cabbage.  Circle the date on your calendar.  A free will offering is taken.  John left us for Florida for this St. Patrick’s day, so we celebrate in April!!! Donations of food made to Doors of Hope through April 30, 2014 will be weighed and counted and reported to the Feinstein Foundation.  The more collected, the larger grant Doors of Hope receive! So, come and join us and stay for coffee and treats after worship and join in another fellow-

On Sunday, March 23, 2014, the Stuyvesant and Nassau Reformed Churches will hear the story of Jesus’ encounter with a woman at a well in the Samaritan city of Sychar. Jesus had stopped for a rest and a drink of cool water when the Samaritan woman stopped by on what was her regular trip to obtain water for use in her home.  According to the Gospel of John 4:1-26, Jesus engaged this woman in spiritual conversation; and as she talked with Jesus something spiritual happened to her life; she proclaimed to her friends all that which she had heard; and they went to Jesus, too. In the sermon titled, “Lift Your Cup to Christ Today,”  the Reverend Edward L. Van Kampen will talk about what can happen in you life as you “Lift Your Cup to Christ,” that is fill it with “Living Water, water with spiritual consequences that nourishes your inner most self. “ 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.  The Nassau Reformed Church begins worship at 11 a.m. in it chapel at 43 Church Street (route 20), one half mile east of the only traffic light in the village. 

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 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.

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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.


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.

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.

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.

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. • 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.

LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH Healing people on the Sabbath, preaching that the kingdom of God was at hand, insulting and belittling the Scribes and Pharisees at almost every opportunity, entering Jerusalem like a king in defiance of the governing authorities, killing business at the Temple… Jesus was not popular, at least not among the rulers of the day.  Something had to be done.  He had to die.  Join us this Sunday as Pastor Henry unveils the extent of the plot to kill Jesus in a sermon entitled, “The Plot Thickens,” based on Mark 14: 1-2. And make plans to share a Soup Supper, followed by Evening Vespers, this Wednesday beginning at 6 PM.  Pastor Henry will share the fourth installment of “Jonah – A Story of Survival” based on Jonah 2: 1-10 and entitled, ”Praying in the Belly of the Great Big Fish.” Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush.  Please go to our new website -http://www.loveluther-

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 Ballroom, 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 ~

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

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Bulletin Board 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.

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? “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 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 Associa-

tion 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.

OAKWOOD CEMETERY’S 2014 DAFFODIL BRUNCH Oakwood Cemetery’s 2014 Daffodil Brunch will be held Sunday, April 13, at the historic Gardner Earl Chapel. For Reservations, call 1-800-556-6273 with your name, phone number, preferred seating time and number of adults and children. Cost is $18pp payable at the door by cash or credit card, but you MUST reserve ahead.  Children under 5 are free, but we need to account for seats. Seating’s are at 10AM and 12Noon and are limited to 100 people per seating. If you’ve never visited Oakwood before, now is the time. This popular event fills quickly. Don’t miss it!   GPS: 186 Oakwood Avenue, Troy. Enjoy a baked ham carving station, stuffed French toast, bacon, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, quiches, homemade pastries, coffee, juice and more, while you are surrounded by magnificent Tiffany windows, intricate marble mosaics and rich oak furnishings in this National Historic Landmark.  A cash bar offering $5 mimosas will be available at the 12 Noon seating only. (NYS license pending) Brunch goers can experience the thrill of a ride through the cemetery in one of Jack Byrne’s famous antique cars or take a stroll among the thousands of daffodils planted by Oakwood volunteers.      

FRCW WORLD FAMOUS CHICKEN BBQ! Everyone is invited to join us on March 29th, from 4:00PM - 6:30PM in First Reformed Church’s Fellowship Hall, 413 Main Avenue in Wynantskill for our annual World Famous Chicken BBQ! Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 years, and free for under 5 years old. To make reservations, please contact the church office by email ( or by phone on weekday mornings from 9:30 am-noon. This event benefits a scholarship fund to assist Wynantskill youth attend summer camp at Fowler Camp & Retreat Center at Lake Pleasant, NY in the Adirondacks. And, don’t forget, join us on FaceBook!

BRING YOUR GRANDCHILDREN TO LUNCH DAY Calling all Grandparents, Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton is hosting a Grandkids Day on Friday, April 18th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. We have scheduled Easter egg coloring, and a performance by the Cannonaires, from the Watervliet Se-

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Bulletin Board nior Center, we will all enjoy a lunch of Baked Haddock Square, Fluffy Potatoes, French Green Beans, Round Roll and Peaches for dessert, available at a special price for the grandkids of $1.00. All Rensselaer County seniors and family’s welcome, reservations required, 279-3485.

ROAST BEEF DINNER at SALEM UMC of WSL Salem United Methodist Church of West Sand Lake, will be holding a Roast Beef dinner on March 29th, from 4:30pm till 6:00pm, for the small price of $12 for adults, and a lower cost for children. The all-you-can-eat dinner will also include mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, butternut squash, coleslaw, gravy, rolls, and a slice of one of our large selection of pies for dessert. The church is located just off Shaver Road. Reservations are appreciated (walk-ins on an as available basis) by calling the church office at 674-3106. We look forward to providing the community with a wonderful dinner at a fantastic price.

NASSAU-NEW LEBANON GIRL SCOUTS ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Nassau-New Lebanon Girl Scouts will hold their Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 8AM – Noon at the Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School Cafeteria Nassau, NY. Menu: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, hot chocolate, and tea. Cost: 3 years old and younger - FREE; and Over 3 years old - $6.00.

“A TISKET A TASKET” LUNCHEON Come and join us for our April “A Tisket A Tasket” Luncheon on Wednesday, April 9th, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at The Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 RT 146 (Carman Road), Guilderland. Menu: Chicken Cordon Bleu. Cost is $15 inclusive (cash only please). Special Feature: Bobbie Schermerhorn, from Classy Baskets, will tell us how she arranges gift baskets for all occasions. Special Music: One of our all time favorite vocalists, Candy Stark from Westerlo, New York will entertain us with style and grace. Special Speaker: Pat Petersen from Buffalo, New York, telling her story about living her own way. Come and bring a friend, they’ll be glad you did. Reservations are necessary and cancellations a must ~ NO later than April 4th, please call Nancy at 869-0642 or Joyce at 235-4297. Nursery free at the restaurant by reservation only (infant through Kindergarten), bring a bag lunch. Sponsored by The New York Capital District Christian Women’s Club

EAST GREENBUSH FIRE COMPANY FISH FRY NIGHT FUNDRAISER The East Greenbush Fire Company is expanding its series of Fish & Chips Fundraiser Dinners. After a number of requests, the Fire Company has decided to add one additional

event and run our Fish and Chips nights through April 18th. The event features a Fish Fry Dinner with Fries and Cole Slaw for $8.50, Clam Roll Dinner with Fries and Cole Slaw for $7.50 and a Dog dinner with 2 Hot Dogs, Fries and Cole Slaw for $6.50. We will also have New England and Manhattan clam chowder for $3.50 per bowl, Sweet Potato Fires for $4.00 and Cheddar Fries for $3.00. The EGFC, will be hosting the benefit fish fry dinners at our Fire Station at 68 Phillips Road from 4:30PM to 7:30PM on Friday, March 21st, 28th and April 4th, 11th and 18th. Supporters may eat-in or take-out, beverages will also be available. The proceeds of the events will benefit community projects such as youth sports team sponsorships and our scholarship program. Phone orders; call 477-6503 after 3pm the days of the event.

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.

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.

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