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, February 22, 2018 - 01:00 to 02:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY

Build a Birdhouse on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Did you ever wonder where birds live? What kind of houses do they have? Different bird species each require different sizes, shapes, and habitats for their home. Join us as we learn about a few bird species that live in the Pine Bush Preserve, what they may need for their homes, and then build your own birdhouse. Ages 8+.  Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY.  Fee: $3 per person/$5 per family. Registration required.

Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 08:30
Location: 
State Fairground in Syracuse

2018 New York Farm Show: It’s the farmer’s mega-mall. New York Farm Show, set for February 22, 23 and 24 at the State Fairground in Syracuse has the latest in new crop and livestock tech. This year’s free ag-smart seminars tackle beef, industrial hemp and woodlot management issues. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily. Free tickets are available from Northeast equipment dealers, or by writing to: New York Farm Show, P.O. Box 3470, Syracuse, NY 13220. Adult admission at the door is $5 per person; youths under 18 are free.

Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:00
Location: 
The Book Nook’s at Grace United Methodist, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Ravena, NY

Semi-Annual HUGE Winter Book Sale. Escape from the winter doldrums with a good book. The Book Nook at Grace United Methodist Church in Ravena is holding its semi-annual HUGE Winter Book Sale on Thursday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 23 from 9 am to noon and 6 - 8 pm, and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9 am to noon. There’s something for everyone. Hardcovers and paperbacks. Novels and non-fiction. Tens of thousands of books to choose from—along with a mini-rummage sale. Book prices: hardcovers $1.00 each, paperbacks 50 cents each, both buy 5 get one free.

Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center

Snow Day! at Thacher Nature Center on Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join us for some winter fun! Activities for school-aged children include an outdoor winter survival game and a scavenger hunt. Afterwards, come inside and warm up with hot chocolate and make a colorful candle lantern to take home. This program fills up fast, please call 518-872-0800 to register.

Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:00
Location: 
Cahill room, 112 State Street in Albany

Black History Month celebration. 12 p.m. in the Cahill room, 112 State Street in Albany for a discussion on the critical roles African American soldiers had and the 1st Rhode Island Regiment.

Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 01:00 to 02:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY

Owl Pellet Dissection on Friday, Feb. 23 from 1 – 2:00 pm. Curious about owls? Join us to learn about the owls that live in the Pine Bush Preserve and the signs they leave behind. We will start with a short presentation and then dissect owl pellets, a sign that owls are active in the area. Ages 6+. Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY. Fee: $3 per person/$5 per family. Registration required. Please sign up by calling 518-456-0655 or visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events.

Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 02:00
Location: 
Thacher Visitor Center

“John Boyd Thacher, Wampum, and the NYS Museum” at Thacher Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 p.m. In 1989, the NY State Museum (NYSM) repatriated 22 wampum belts to the Onondaga Nation, including four belts originally purchased by John Boyd Thacher. Exhibition, drama and a lawsuit marked Thacher’s tenure as “owner” of the belts, which eventually entered the NYSM collections via Emma Treadwell Thacher.

Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 04:30 to 07:00
Location: 
New Salem Fire Department

New Salem Fire Department will have a fish fry dinner from 4:30 – 7:00. Fresh haddock fish, homemade clam strips, and fried shrimp.  The dinner includes homemade coleslaw, a baked potato or French fries and beverage.  Also, order homemade New England or Manhattan clam chowder and dessert.  Plenty of parking and if you prefer takeout call 765-2244.

Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 06:00 to 08:00

Guilderland Elks Lodge #2480 is offering on Friday evenings until March 23rd, a Lenten Fish fry & baked fish dinner from 6 - 8 p.m. All are welcome.

Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 07:00
Location: 
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany downtown campus

A screening of the film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany downtown campus.

Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:00
Location: 
American Italian Heritage Museum at 1227 Central Ave. Albany, NY

Visions of Italy – Art Show and Sale at American Italian Heritage Museum at 1227 Central Ave. Albany, NY from Feb. 4 – March 31. Art show and sale by the Schenectady Art Society. Original paintings of Italy and Italian culture. Many artists, styles, and mediums. A portion of sales benefits the Museum. Open during Museum hours - Fridays from 11 am - 2 pm and Saturdays from 1 - 4 pm or by appointment.

Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 02:00 to 04:00
Location: 
Mynderse-Frederick House 451 Route 146 Guilderland Center, N.Y.

A Meet-and-Greet open house will be held from 2 to 4 pm at the Mynderse-Frederick House on 451 Route 146 in Guilderland Center, N.Y. The house will be open to give visitors the opportunity to tour the house, enjoy refreshments and chat with members of the Guilderland Historical Society and Guilderland Garden Club. 518 861-8582.

Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 07:00
Location: 
B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s 12th Bet Kafeh (“Coffeehouse”) at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York

The many talents of the region’s Jewish community will be on display at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s 12th Bet Kafeh (“Coffeehouse”) on Saturday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York.

Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00
Location: 
Bozen Kill Preserve, Altamont, NY

Animal Track & Sign with Ondatra Adventures on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 am - 1 pm at the Bozen Kill Preserve, Altamont, NY. We’re kicking off our popular series of naturalist events with Ondatra Adventures this year with a free winter animal tracking workshop!

Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:30 to 12:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY

Snowshoeing in the Barrens on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Have you tried snowshoeing? The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a great place to get started with this fun sport. Join us for a 0.9-mile hike on snowshoes. We’ll explore the frozen landscape of the pine barrens and learn the basics of snowshoeing. Snowshoes will be provided to program participants. If there is not enough snow on the ground, we will hike without snowshoes. Ages 6+. Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY. Fee: $3 per person/$5 per family.

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