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ALTAMONT — Victoria Acres Equine facility will be honored at the 2014 Heroes’ Breakfast on June 8 for offering assistance to military personnel reintegrating into civilian life.

Pine Hollow Arboretum, a not-for-profit nature preserve in Slingerlands, is hosting hundreds of students from 10 area schools for a series of educational field trips this month and next. The instruction and transportation costs are subsidized by Pine Hollow as a community service.

The Hilltowns Players will be presenting an encore presentation of its spring comedy, The Boardinghouse by Vern Harden.  The show will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at the Thompsons Lake Reformed Church hall at the corner of Route 157 and Thompson's Lake Road.

CLARKSVILLE — Spend an entertaining, fun-filled hour with captain Henry Hudson and learn about his sailing career of some 400 years ago.  His third exploratory voyage, in 1609, brought him to Mannahatta, the “Island of Many Hills” which is today’s Manhattan Island.

ALTAMONT — Children's Day will be celebrated at Altamont Reformed Church, at 129 Lincoln Ave. in Altamont, on Sunday, June 1.

The worship service, which will be led primarily by the Sunday school members, will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The community is invited to this annual celebration of the church’s children.

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the not-for-profit tree-planting organization.

St. John’s Lutheran Church at 140 Maple Ave. in Altamont has the following schedule for Sunday, May 25:

— 8:30 a.m. there will be an informal worship including modern and ethnic hymns plus a discussion of the format for the sermon; and

SCHOHARIE — As part of the May 30 Decoration Day observation at the Old Stone Fort, the cenotaph of Col. Simon Hosack Mix will be re-dedicated, bringing to the forefront a fascinating life and death.

The Rensselaerville Grist Mill Museum will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a bake sale and a new exhibit on “Timeless Toys,” old toys in use before the age of electronics.

On May 2 through 4, Boy Scout Troop 79 out of Berne-Knox-Westerlo had the honor of going to West Point to participate in its 52nd camporee led by cadets from the military academy.  Over 7,000 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Adventurers participated.

On May 18, the Capital Region Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting the sixth annual Hike for Hope – Cody’s Climb to raise awareness for suicide prevention, help erase the stigma surrounding mental illness, and raise funds to support AFSP programs in local communities.

On may 17, the Bethlehem Children's School will once again host its annual Greenfest celebration, a full day of family fun with an emphasis on the small things people can do to create a greener world.