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Monday, February 1, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Pancake breakfast: The Onesquethaw Fish & Game Club will be having a breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. The breakfast will include regular, blueberry and whole wheat pancakes, eggs, bacon, home fries, toast, sausage and sausage gravy. The cost is $8, $5 for 6 to 10 yrs and 5 and under free. Take outs are available by calling 526-8721 the morning of the breakfast.

Snowshoe Adventure: Join us for a 2.6 mile hike on snow­shoes, at 1 p.m. We’ll explore the frozen landscape of the pine barrens and learn the basics of snowshoeing. Snowshoes will be provided to program partici­pants. If there is not enough snow on the ground we will hike with­out snowshoes. Adults only. Alba­ny Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road. Fee is $3 per person/$5 per family. Please sign up by calling (518­) 456-­0655 or visit AlbanyPineBush.org and click on “Events Calendar”.

Snowshoe Walk: Don’t let cabin fever get you down! Bundle up the kids and join us for a family-friendly snowshoe walk at Thacher Nature Center, 10 a.m. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa. Snowshoes of all sizes are available to rent. Call 872-0800 to register or reserve snowshoes.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday, February 9

Chili & Cornbread: Spice up your Fat Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rensselaerville Firehouse. Take out only. While supplies last – quantities limited. Cost is $6 for 16 oz and $11 for a 32 oz. Purchase extras to share with neighbors. Pre sale tickets recommended. To reserve your delicious home made chili served with cornbread, please call 281-6880. All proceeds to benefit the RVFD Battalion, which in turn, serves our community. Thank you for your support.

Button Club: The Half Moon Button Club will meet at 11 a.m. at the Bethlehem Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. The social time starts at 11 a.m. and the business meeting starts at 12:00 noon followed by this month’s program on Black Glass by Kirsti Gariepy. Bring a bag lunch. Dessert will be provided. For more information call Lisa at 469-7420 or Kirsti at 869-8125. Everyone is welcome. Please note that the March meeting will be a special event off-site.

Auditions: The Hilltowns Players will be holding auditions for their 2016 Spring Theater show, Illinois Jane and the Pyramid of Peril, written by T. James Belich, produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Englewood, Colorado The auditions will be held at the BKW Elementary School in Room 017, located in the basement. Auditions will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.. Please arrive a few minutes early for paperwork. Any questions can be sent to jeffvaniderstine@gmail.com.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10

Auditions: The Hilltowns Players will be holding auditions for their 2016 Spring Theater show, Illinois Jane and the Pyramid of Peril, written by T. James Belich, produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Englewood, Colorado The auditions will be held at the BKW Elementary School in Room 017, located in the basement. Auditions will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.. Please arrive a few minutes early for paperwork. Any questions can be sent to jeffvaniderstine@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thursday, February 11

Open house: The Town of Guilderland is hosting an open house for a neighborhood plan for the Westmere area, along Western Avenue. Anyone that lives, commutes or works in the area is encouraged to drop in at the open house between 7 and 8:30 p.m. at the Westmere Firehouse at 1741 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203. Town Supervisor Peter Barber says “The ideas to be discussed in the upcoming meeting build on the Town’s ongoing work to revise our zoning and land management tools. Community input will help this planning process as well as other Town decision making. We encourage wide participation from all residents and users of Western Avenue.”

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday, February 12

Friday Fish Dinners: The Latham Colonie Knights of Columbus will have fish dinners every friday through Lent from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes a baked fish dinner served with twice baked potato, tossed salad or coleslaw, corn cobette, roll & butter with a cost of $11. A fish fry or clam roll dinner served with french fries or onion rings and tossed salad or coleslaw with a cost of $9. Fish fry or clam roll only, $7. All served with coffee, tea or hot chocolate and dessert. Special children’s menu for ages 5 to 10, fish sticks, french fries or onion rings, applesauce, juice or milk with a cost of $4. Children under 5, free. Latham Colonie Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy Schenectady Rd. Latham. Please call 518-783-0572 with any questions.

Lenten Fish Fry: Guilderland Elks Lodge #2480 will have a Lenten Fish Fry every Friday during the Lent season. Serving from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome! 3867 Carman Rd, Schenectady.

“Fish Fry Fridays”: New Salem Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual “Fish Fry Fridays” during lent every Friday, 694 New Salem Road. It will go from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Plenty of Parking. Fresh haddock fish, fresh homemade clam strips and fried shrimp. The dinner includes homemade coleslaw, a baked potato or French fries and coffee, tea or lemonade. Also, you can order homemade New England or Manhattan clam chowder and dessert. If you prefer takeout call 765-2244.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Saturday, February 13

Valentine’s dinner: Join us on Saturday, February 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a special Valentine’s dinner at The Restaurant at the Pointe! Enjoy an exquisite four course meal from executive chef, Steven Campbell. You and your loved ones will start off with a delicious Italian soup and an endive and arugula salad, then you have the choice of veal chops or sea bass as your main entrée. A mocha spiced pot dé creme will top off the night with a sweet touch! Reservations are required, call The Restaurant at the Pointe at 518-250-4525.

Small Grains Workshop: We’re hosting our third annual Small Grains Workshop for farmers, brewers, distillers, maltster, bakers and any others interested in the future of NYS small grains. This year’s event, “Beyond Beer: Diversifying the Capital Region’s Small Grains Sector“ will be from 10 to 3 p.m. here on the Carey Institute campus in Rensselaerville.

Breakfast: Westerlo Fire will be holding a breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Modern Woodman’s Hall, County Route 401, Westerlo. Menu items include breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, hash browns, fruit, cereal and more. Items are cooked to order. Cost is a donation.

“Reading Signs of Climate Change in the Northeastern Alpine Ecosystem” at Thacher Nature Center, 2 p.m. Research shows that mosses are a resource for monitoring and indicating effects of climate change on the living environment. They are tied very closely to the external environment and have been likened to ‘canaries in the coal mine’. Dr. Nancy Slack will discuss her research on climate change and plant ecology at Mt. Washington, including studies on mosses, invasive species, and other plants and animals in the alpine ecosystem. In case of severe weather, please call 872-0800 to confirm program.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14

Valentine’s Breakfast from 8:30 – 12 p.m. Children under 5 years of age are free, from 5 to 12 is $5 and anyone over 12 is $8. For further information please contact the Lodge at 518-355-4280. Guilderland Elks #2480, 3867 Carman Road, Schenectady.

Breakfast: The Latham Colonie Knights of Columbus will host a breatfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The menu will include juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate, fruit cup, scrambled eggs, pancakes with hot syrup, French toast, home fries, corned beef hash, bacon, sausage, cereals & banana, Danish pastries, bagels, toast plus an omelet station. Come relax and let us do the cooking! All you can eat $9, children 5-10 and $4 under 5 free.Latham Colonie Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy Schenectady Rd.Latham.

Winter Birds at Thacher Nature Center, 2p.m Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count! View winter birds at our bird observation window and learn easy methods for identifying birds and using a field guide. Then head outdoors with binoculars and spotting scope to see additional species and look for Bald Eagles over Thompson’s Lake. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa and valentine treats. Call 872-0800 to register.

VFW Valentine’s Day Breakfast: The Boyd Hilton VFW Post 7062 and Auxiliary will be hosting a Valentine’s Day breakfast at the VFW located on 11 Mill St, Altamont, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The donation for the breakfast will be $8.00 per adult and $4.00 for children under 12. Your special Valentine will receive a special surprise! For more information please call the VFW 861-8323.