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: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
04:00 to 06:00
Location: 
Reilly’s

The New Scotland Kiwanis Club will hold a Giffy’s chicken BBQ at Reilly’s from 4 to 6 p.m. The chicken dinners are $12 a piece, including dessert and drink.  Profit from the sale of the dinners go to aiding the Club pay for projects in the community.

Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 08:00
Location: 
Eldridge Research Center (284 Pond Hill Road, Renssealerville NY)

Star Walk ~ Star Talk at the Huyck Preserve, in collaboration with the Helderberg Earth & Sky Observatory & Science Education Center. Eldridge Research Center (284 Pond Hill Road, Renssealerville NY). 8 p.m. This is a family-friendly, free event. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information,

Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00
Location: 
Meet at the Indian Ladder Trailhead behind the Visitor Center

Indian Ladder Trail Guided Walk at Thacher Park. 10 a.m. See underground streams, look for fossils and step inside the crevice cave along the trail. The trail is moderately rugged with stair climbing and a couple of steep slopes. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Indian Ladder Trailhead behind the Visitor Center. Walk lasts about 1.5 hours. Call 872-0800 to register.

Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00
Location: 
Rensselaerville Grist Mill Museum

The Rensselaerville Grist Mill Museum will open for the summer season with a bake sale and free mill tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00
Location: 
Lutheran Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, with procession to Lasell Hall on Main Street

Vietnam Veterans Remembrance and Recognition Day, sponsored by the Schoharie Promotional Association, in the Village of Schoharie.  A service will be held at noon in the Lutheran Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, at the grave of the first of the 11 Schoharie County soldiers who perished in the war.  A procession will continue to Lasell Hall on Main Street, where the 1 p.m. program will be held, which will include a special service for 11 who died.

Date: 
Monday, May 29, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00
Location: 
BKW school campus

Event Type:

Hilltowns Memorial Day Parade. 10 to 11:59 a.m. Community observance of Memorial Day with a parade featuring bands, floats, antique military vehicles, emergency equipment, horses and adult and youth marching groups, culminating in a ceremony at BKW school campus with a salute, placing of memorial wreath and recognition of veterans.

Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -
06:00 to 08:00
Location: 
Old Stone Fort in Schoharie

Event Type:

Decoration Day. 6 p.m. at the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will conduct a Decoration Day ceremony first observed in Schoharie County 140 years ago. The public is invited to assist the Sons in ‘strewing with flowers’ the graves of some 35 Union soldiers in the Fort Cemetery.  

Date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Guilderland Public Library

Wednesday, May 31 @ 6 pm

Career counselor Dr. Tom Denham discusses entrepreneurship in this seminar. Navigate the three stages of entrepreneurship; develop understanding of the core concepts of your business; and learn survival strategies to avoid failure in your first year of business. This program is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program.  Please register at 456-2400 ext 2.

Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:30
Location: 
Guilderland Public Library

Monday June 1 @ 10:30 am

Local singer-songwriter and librarian, Tor Loney, will lead toddlers and preschoolers through an exciting music and movement storytime.  You’ll listen to stories, dance, sing along while Tor plays his guitar, and try out different instruments.  Children ages 2-5 with adult caregiver.

Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 12:00
Location: 
Meet at the Albany Pine Bush Kings Highway Barrens trailhead (#9)

Event Type:

Friday Walk and Talk.12 to 1 p.m. Take a break from your day and join us for a 1.2-mile hike at Kings Highway Barrens. We will meet at the Kings Highway Barrens trailhead (#9). Adults only. Albany Pine Bush Kings Highway Barrens trailhead (#9). Free! Registration required. 518-456-0655 or www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events.

Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 18:30
Location: 
Guilderland Public Library

Friday, June 2 @ 6:30 pm

Rated PG; 108 min. (2016)

Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
01:00 to 02:30
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany

Karner Blue Butterfly Walk. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Don’t miss this chance to join Albany Pine Bush Preserve staff on a 0.9-mile hike. Come learn about the natural history of the Karner blue and our efforts to rescue this species from the brink of extinction. All ages. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany. $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required. 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events.

 

 

Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 07:00
Location: 
Presbyterian Church in New Scotland, 2010 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands

The Presbyterian Church in New Scotland, 2010 New Scotland Road in Slingerlands will host a Women’s Communion Breakfast beginning with a communion service at 7 a.m.

Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 12:00
Location: 
Village of Voorheesville

Voorheesville family bicycling day, 12 to 3 p.m. Food vendors, free parking, and restrooms. Enjoy the village streets. Ride your bike to fun, free events.

Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 14:00
Location: 
Guilderland Public Library

Event Type:

Sunday, June 4 @ 2m

Local favorites perform their signature mix of bluegrass/folk/country/Americana music!

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