Out & About

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont will resume its fall schedule. Sunday worship will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m.

The guest speaker is Deacon David Vail, his sermon theme is forgiveness, based on Matthew 18:21-35.

The 350 acres of parkland donated by Emma Treadwell Thacher a century ago has grown to now include 2,400 acres open to the public on the edge of the Helderberg escarpment.

For 37 years as a veterinarian, Robert Link traveled through the countryside of the Helderbergs and Catskills, tending to animals. Now he paints those scenes.

He lives in Delmar and enjoys time spent at his summer cottage overlooking Crystal Lake in Rensselaerville.

NEW SCOTLAND — Monday meals are back at the Voorheesville United Methodist Church at 38 Maple Ave. in Voorheesville.

Organizers use this slogan: Remember — a day without cooking and cleanup is a day without stress.

The menu for seven weeks is:

— Sept. 22, meatloaf;

— Sept. 29, pulled pork;

BERNE — A Red Cross blood drive will be held at Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School on Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The school is located at 1738 Helderberg Trail in the hamlet of Berne.