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: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 04:00 to 07:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Rd #1, Albany, NY 12205

Albany Pine Bush Preserve will host its second Night at the Discovery Center on Tuesday November 20, 2018, 4pm – 7pm at 195 New Karner Road in Albany. Visitors are invited to stop by the Discovery Center after normal business hours to play games, go on a moonlit walk and see the exhibits come to life.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:00
Location: 
The New York State Museum in the Huxley Theater

Early Watercraft in the Northeast on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 12:10–12:40 pm at The New York State Museum in the Huxley Theater. Boatbuilding and water-borne travel have a long history in the Americas, pre-dating the arrival of European explorers by millennia. Seafaring and travel along inland waterways likely played a key role in the earliest settlement and dispersal of human groups throughout the Western Hemisphere. Join archaeologist Dr. Daria Merwin for a look at the archaeological and historical evidence of early watercraft in the Northeast. Free

Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:00
Location: 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 58 Third Street, Troy NY 12180

Tuesdays at Noon featuring music by Peter Griggs, guitarist, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 58 Third Street, Troy NY 12180 at 12 pm noon. Contact: 518-273-3631.

 

Date: 
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 01:00
Location: 
Grafton Lakes State Park at 61 North Long Pond Rd Grafton, NY 12082.

Day After Thanksgiving Opt Outside Hike at 1pm.  Walk off some pecan pie and skip the Black Friday hubbub with a walk in the park.  $3/person or $10/family. Grafton Lakes State Park 61 North Long Pond Rd Grafton, NY 12082.

Date: 
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center

Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments at Thacher Nature Center from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come to the Nature Center to enjoy making traditional Scandinavian Christmas ornaments with one of our local artisans. Basket weaver and artist Karin Kuck will show you how to make woven Norwegian reindeer ornaments and Finnish Christmas stars - you'll be very impressed with your final product! The fee of $35 covers all materials and hands-on instruction. Appropriate for adults and children age 13 and older. Space is limited, so please reserve now by calling 518-872-0800.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 05:00 to 07:30
Location: 
RISSE at 715 Morris Street, Albany 12208

RISSE’s annual Open House on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27, from 5 - 7:30 pm. Come meet our students and staff.  Find out more about volunteer opportunities. Celebrate our achievements and our dreams! Open to the Public. Light refreshments. RISSE helps refugees to make new lives in our community. 715 Morris Street, Albany 12208 www.risse-albany.org.

Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 04:00 to 08:00
Location: 
Mynderse-Frederick House at 451 Main Street, Route 146 West in Guilderland Center

2018 Open House and Greens Show "Winter Wonderland" - Guilderland Garden Club and Guilderland Historical Society are preparing for the annual festivities at the Mynderse-Frederick House at 451 Main Street, Route 146 West in Guilderland Center. The event is scheduled for Friday, November 30 from 4 - 8 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, from 1 – 5 PM. The theme this year is “Winter Wonderland.”

Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 03:00
Location: 
Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church, 942 Palmer Ave. Schenectady, 12309

The Thursday Musical Club will present a concert of international Christmas carols at 3 pm at the Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church, 942 Palmer Ave. Schenectady, 12309.The chorus is directed by Julie Panke and accompanied by Elinore Farnum. Guest artists are Alex Atchley, percussion, and Bryce Kelley and Matthew McCann, trumpets. Scholarship recipients from Niskayuna High School will also perform. Tickets are $15 and $12 for seniors and students.

Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 05:00 to 07:00
Location: 
Windham Fine Arts at Main Street, PO Box 382, Windham, NY

For the Love of Art Holiday Show, Dec. 1, 2018 – Jan. 13. Opening Reception, Dec. 1 at Windham Fine Arts, 5:00 – 7:30. Presenting beautiful works of passion and possibilities from our esteem artists.  

Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center

Holiday Bazaar at Thacher Nature Center. Saturday, Dec 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, from  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, wooden wares, fleece and woolen items, pine needle baskets, honey and maple products, wildlife photography, delicious cheese spreads, artisan baked goods, and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys, and stocking stuffers in our gift shop, too. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.