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VOORHEESVILLE — Two of the area’s leading proponents of traditional dance, Old Songs Inc. with underwriting support from Homespun Occasions, host a new season of Old Songs Community Dances, starting Saturday evening, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

Admission is $8 per person; children age 12 and under are admitted for free.

NEW SCOTLAND — Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. for a historic journey through Thacher Park from the time of the Native Americans to current times.

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Rensselaerville Historical Society announces a new release of a compact disc containing 14 songs and ballads from the Anti-Rent Rebellion (1839-1889).

Nov. 15 is the extended application cutoff date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program for fiscal year 2014.

The worship schedule at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave., in Altamont on Sunday, Oct. 27, is as follows:

— 8:30 a.m., informal worship with modern and ethnic hymns and a discussion of the sermon format;

— 11 a.m., traditional service, with traditional pipe organ;

KNOX — A rough-cut screening of a new documentary about the Anti-Rent Rebellion will be shown at the Octagon Barn in Knox on Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and families with school-aged children are being encouraged to attend.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Central School District will host a Fall Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Middle School. The last Recycling Extravaganza generated more than $3,500 in revenue for the district.

BETHLEHEM — A free dinner on Monday, Oct. 21, will precede a discussion on “Hunger Amidst Plenty” at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

The baked ziti dinner starts at 6 with the presentation at 7 p.m. to raise awareness about the scope and impact of hunger in New York State.

Speakers will include:

GUILDERLAND —On Thursday, October 17, Guilderland school librarians will present a workshop for all district families, “Cyber Smart: Succeeding in a Digital World,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Farnsworth Middle School Learning Center.

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is offering two courses for those who want to learn about and speak Yiddish.

Classes in beginning and advanced Yiddish will be offered Wednesday evenings starting Oct. 16.  All sessions are held at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation at 420 Whitehall Road in Albany.

RENSSELAERVILLE — ’Tis the season for a ride into the country to view the changing leaves. What would make the excursion perfect is a stop for some prize-winning chili in a charming mountain village decked out in fall colors.