Local Events

To submit calendar items on local events for the print edition, send them to calendar@altamontenterprise.com by Monday at noon for publication the following Thursday.

The Community Calendar gives preference to events of general interest within our coverage area — Guilderland, New Scotland, and the Helderberg Hilltowns — run by not-for-profit organizations. (Special-interest events, such as church services, are published, as space permits, under their own headings.)

Events run, listed by date, free of charge and are edited for the print edition to include the basics.

Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 09:30
Location: 
Colonie High School Auditorium

Keeping Kids Safe: School resource officers or alternatives and what’s next for kids who make terroristic threats? 9:30 a.m. Colonie High School Auditorium.

Date: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
Voorheesville Avenue

Fill a car for the VETS. Bring items to the parade on Saturday, May 26, and help Voorheesville Fill A Car to benefit The Albany Veteran’s Miracle Center. 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. Voorheesville Ave.

Date: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00
Location: 
Thacher Park (Call for meeting place)

“What is a Vernal Pond?”  at Thacher Park. 10 a.m. Vernal ponds are ephemeral wetlands that fill with water from winter and spring rains, and usually dry out by the end of summer. Come try your hand at citizen science, and discover why vernal pools are known to be the coral reefs of the northeastern forest. Appropriate for ages 8 and older. Call 518-872-0800 to register and for meeting place. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Date: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00
Location: 
195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY

Terrific Turtles. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn what kinds of turtles live in the Pine Bush, where they live, and how they survive. We will start our program indoors with a live turtle presentation and continue outside for a hike into turtle habitat. We will caravan to another trailhead where we will hike approximately one-half mile. Participants must provide their own transportation. All ages.

Date: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:00
Location: 
Thacher Park - Begin at Pear Orchard and walk along the Escarpment Trail

Doggy Day Stroll in Thacher Park. 10 a.m.  Join us with your furry friends for a leisurely stroll through the park. We will begin at Pear Orchard and walk along the Escarpment Trail. Learn about different techniques for keeping your dog safe and comfortable while they enjoy the outdoors. Proof of recent vaccinations and six-foot leash (maximum) is required. To register call 518-872-1237. Parking fee is $6 per vehicle.

Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 06:30
Location: 
Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar.

League of Women Voters of Albany County and the Women’s Press Club of New York State will host a community forum on “How to Talk. How to Listen: Fractured Conversations in a Polarized Society” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar.