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BETHLEHEM — In late 2016, a group of Bethlehem community members gathered, inspired by the idea of creating public works of art along the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.

GUILDERLAND —  The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is hosting its first-ever Pine Bush Big Birding Day from Friday, June 30, at 6 p.m. to Saturday, July 1, at 8:30 p.m.

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Carey Institute for Global Good received a pledge from an anonymous local citizen to match up to $10,000 in donations raised for the High Peaks Music Festival. The challenge takes place between now and Sunday, Aug. 13.

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is partnering with the Albany Symphony to bring an afternoon of music and nature to Capital Region residents and visitors on Saturday, June 24.

This weekend, the Hilltowns and surrounding areas will host various events and activities, from exhibits on prohibition to an eight-mile run.

The historic Mynderse-Frederick House at 451 Route 146 in Guilderland Center will hold an open house on Saturday, June 17. The event, from 1 to 4 p.m., will include tours of the award-winning gardens and the building’s interior, which will be decorated with flower arrangements.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County will be offering a 4-H shooting sports program at its building in Voorheesville in July for children aged 11 to 18, where they can learn about archery or air rifle shooting.

GUILDERLAND – The Albany Pine Bush Preserve has a children’s book on display as a “storywalk.”

The pages of the book “I See Animals Hiding” by Jim Arnosky have been deconstructed, laminated, and put on display along a trail at the preserve so children can read them as they walk along.

The annual NY Capital District Renaissance Festival is coming back to Indian Ladder Farms nears Voorheesville.

The festival will be held June 10 and 11. It will include jousting, pirates, jugglers and falconry, as well as more than 30 food and souvenir vendors.