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RENSSELAERVILLE — The town will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, June 2, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, at the Medusa firehouse and park to celebrate the unity of its five hamlets: Cooksburg, Medusa, Preston Hollow, Potter Hollow, and Rensselaerville.

Museums nationwide have signed on to provide free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program runs from Saturday, May 18, Armed Forces Day, to Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day.

State Senator Anna Kaplan, the first political refugee and first Iranian-American elected to the New York Senate, will discuss her work as a senator in a talk at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany.

Kaplan will deliver her talk Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. at the synagogue at 420 Whitehall Road in Albany.

The annual Lupine Fest will be held at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wild blue lupine, a native wildflower that blooms in May and June, is the only food source for the caterpillar of the state- and federally-endangered Karner blue butterfly.

DELMAR — This year marks the eighth annual Bethlehem Restaurant Week, which includes 15 eateries representing an array of cuisine — from Indian to Italian, and sushi to contemporary American.

Each restaurant will offer a three-course meal for $25.