Out & About

NEW SCOTLAND — The First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville, offers a Free Community Lunch on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from September through May, from noon to 1 p.m., eat-in only.

It is a light lunch with no set menu. No reservations are needed.

GUILDERLAND —The Eighth Annual Neighborhood Food Drive for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westmere Fire Department, located at 1741 Western Ave. in Guilderland.

HILLTOWNS — Are your kids looking for something fun to work on over the holiday break? How about building a sled?

The first annual joint Berne-Knox Winterfest will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Knox Town Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (postponed from Jan. 24). A new event will be added — the Cardboard Sled race.

The theme this year is “Christmas Around the World” is the theme this year of the Albany County Historical Association’s Holiday House at the Ten Broeck Mansion, which continues through Saturday, Dec. 20. 

This winter, the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will thin trees on 85 acres in the Madison Avenue Pinelands area (Trailhead 7) of the 3,200-acre preserve.

The work is done in the winter, according to release from the commission, to lessen disruption to wildlife by avoiding the breeding season.