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RENSSELAERVILLE — The Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve, in western Albany County, has been conducting ecological studies at its field station for 80 years — since 1939 — and is part of an international network of biological field stations that are outdoor laboratories where scientists can conduct research to advance understanding of the env

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany presents a screening of “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” a film by Natalie Portman based on the international bestseller by Israeli author Amos Oz of growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood. He had an academic father and a dreamy, imaginative mother.

Community Caregivers, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enabling individuals of all ages to maintain their independence, dignity, and quality of life within their homes and communities, will hold its Silver Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Albany Country Club at 300 Wormer Road.

GUILDERLAND — Old Hellebergh Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer women’s service organization, will hold a lineage workshop, to assist the public in how to search for ancestors and their service during the American Revolution years.

GUILDERLAND — New this year, Guilderhaven will be attending Gade Farm’s 10th Annual PumpkinFest & Vendor Showcase on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’ a farm-wide event located at 2479 Western Ave in Guilderland.

Political theorist Hannah Araendt coined the now well-known concept of the “banality of evil” as she reported on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann.

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s Fair Trade Market, Judaica Sale, and clothing drive on Sunday, Nov. 10, will help people in need.

The sales will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the synagogue at 420 Whitehall Road in Albany. The congregation will hold its semi-annual used clothing collection at the same time.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve will host its annual Smokey Bear Day on Monday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center.

 It’s the icons 75th birthday.

Since 1944, Smokey Bear has protected America's forests from unwanted, human-caused fire with his signature phrase, “Only you can prevent wildfires.”

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is holding its fall fundraiser, Stories from the Land, on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the New York State Museum.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of engaging conservation stories by Mark King, the conservancy’s executive director.

SCHOHARIE — The Old Stone Fort Museum is hosting a weekend full of immersive, living history reenactments and activities on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during Stone Fort Days.

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will host a series of events to commemorate the brilliance and distinguished career of Amos Oz, one of Israel’s most prolific writers.

ALTAMONT — On Saturday, Oct. 12, The Village of Altamont Archives and Museum will host a Founders Day celebration, incorporating Altamont’s Museum in the Streets walking exhibit.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Voorheesville Class of 1969 will be celebrating its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5.

A tour of Clayton A. Bouton High School has been scheduled for 11a.m. on Oct. 5. Later that day, we will gather at Indian Ladder Farms for a buffet dinner at 6 p.m.