Local Events

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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: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 07:30 to 10:00
Location: 
Middleburgh Elementary  School cafeteria

The Schoharie Valley Hayshakers will hold a mainstream level western square dance at the Middleburgh Elementary  School cafeteria on Friday September 21, from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. The caller is Ray Taylor.

 

Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Broadway in NYC

St. Matthew's Church in Voorheesville, is conducting a bus trip to NYC to see Disney's Broadway Production of "Frozen", Saturday, Sept 22. Show Ticket & Bus = $195.  Deadline July 9th. Contact: Peggy McQuade at 518-765-2805 Ext: 14  or

Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 01:00
Location: 
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY

Autumn Equinox Hike on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1:00 pm. Suitable for all ages. Equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” As autumn begins, the temperatures drop and daylight wanes further. Join us for a 0.9-mile hike to learn about the effects of this yearly change on the unique ecology of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. This is a Hudson River Valley Ramble event. Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY . Fee: Free!

Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 01:00
Location: 
Thacher Visitor Center

Vultures: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ at Thacher Visitor Center. 1 p.m. Turkey Vultures fill an important ecological niche, and exhibit some truly amazing, albeit peculiar, adaptations! Their habit of eating rotting carcasses has earned them a rather grisly reputation in the hearts of many. Join us to learn more about turkey vulture biology, and discover why the world is better off with these misunderstood birds of prey! This program is appropriate for adults and children age 8 and older. Please call 518-872-0800 to register. Park entrance fee is $6 per vehicle.

Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 02:00 to 04:30
Location: 
Guilderland Public Library at 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY 12084

Let’s Depolarize America! Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation. By bringing red and blue Americans together through workshops, we’re building new ways to talk to one another, participate together in public life, and influence the direction of the nation.  Saturday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 4:30 pm at the Guilderland Public Library 2228 Western Avenue Guilderland, New York 12084.

Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 05:00
Location: 
Mabee Farm

Mabee Farm to Fork on Saturday, Sept. 22, at  5:00 pm at the Mabee Farm. Join us for a pastoral evening in the Barn at Mabee Farm, as we celebrate the farm-to-table tradition with our friends at the Electric City Food Co-op. Our four-course meal features locally-grown foods served alongside craft beverages, live acoustic music, great prizes, and farm demonstrations.

Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 07:30
Location: 
Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S. Main St., Voorheesville, NY.

An evening of Irish music with Ímar​ on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 pm at the Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S. Main St., Voorheesville, NY. Tickets are $25 ($5 for children 12 and under) and are available at oldsongs.org or by calling Old Songs at (518) 765-2815.

Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00
Location: 
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum at 250 Rudy Chase Dr. Glenville, NY

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum at 250 Rudy Chase Dr. Glenville, NY will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 am to 4 pm as part of Smithsonian magazine’s fourteenth annual “Museum Day Live,” a National celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums..

Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00
Location: 
Eldridge Research Center at 284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville, NY

Nature Illustration Workshop on the Autumnal Equinox with Sandy Orris on Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Eldridge Research Center | 284 Pond Hill Road Rensselaerville, NY. This workshop will begin indoors at the Eldridge Research Station with a demonstration on using colored pencils for accurate botanical sketching. The use of colored pencils for keeping an illustrated science journal will also be discussed. Participants will be able to work indoors or outdoors on a project of their choice. Please bring your own colored pencils and a drawing pad.

Date: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 02:00
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center

On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 pm: ‘Bushes, Berries & Birds’ at Thacher Nature Center. Autumn is a wonderful time of year to go outside and enjoy the gorgeous days and fall color. It’s also a great time of year to explore our local shrubs and learn who’s who and what’s what. We’ll identify some beneficial native shrubs, figure out which invasive plants to remove from our yards, and how to benefit birds and other wildlife. We’ll also keep our eyes open for migrating bird species. Dress for the outdoors and bring binoculars and/or a notebook. Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Date: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 10:00
Location: 
Thompson’s Lake

Learn to Kayak at Thompson’s Lake at 10 am. Join us for a beginner’s kayak course at Thompson’s Lake! Learn the basics of kayaking with emphasis on effective paddling strokes and safe practices. This introductory course is ideal for first time and beginner kayakers. Sturdy shoes/sandals are preferred. Program is appropriate for adults and children age 12 years and older. Space is very limited, preregister by calling 518-872-0800. Parking fee is $7, kayaks are provided for participants.

Date: 
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:00
Location: 
Methodist Church, 68 Maple Ave, Voorheesville

$1 an item on Sunday, Sept.  23, from noon - 3 pm and  Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 3:30 - 6:30 pm. All items $1. Karie Jean's Closet, Methodist Church, 68 Maple Ave, Voorheesville. All proceeds go to missions projects.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 01:00
Location: 
Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave. off Western in Westmere

Guilderland AARP will meet Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 1:00 pm at Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave. off Western in Westmere.  Alison Kurtessis will play the flute and refreshments will be served.  All seniors 50 and over are welcome. Please come!

Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 03:30 to 06:30
Location: 
68 Maple Ave., Voorheesville, NY

Voorheesville Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 68 Maple Ave. from 3:30 - 6:30 pm features  New Scotland Historical Society, Decorative Painters.

Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 05:30 to 07:30
Location: 
Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), 94 Delaware Ave., Albany

Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County offers a five-week Strengthening Families Program for youth in grades 4 – 6 and their parents/caregivers.  When: The series begins on Wednesday, Sept. 26 and runs for five weeks (9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), 94 Delaware Ave., Albany. Registration: Advanced Registration is required by contacting Maria at 518.765.3559 or

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