Tom Capuano’s lambs are under the watchful eye of their mother

Each year, the Christ Child Society provides 500 layettes, 500 comfort bags, and 1,000 books to agencies in 10 counties in New York State, and one county in Vermont. Layettes consist of a handcrafted blanket, sweater and hat, hooded bath towel, diapers, onesies, sleepers and receiving blankets.

Toys for Tots drive for the Capital Region, at its launch on Saturday.

VOORHEESVILLE — The First United Methodist Church is offering free community lunches on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, which started on Nov. 10.

The lunches, served from noon to 1 p.m. are take-out only while supplies last. The church is located at 68 Maple Ave. in Voorheesville.

ALBANY COUNTY — November is National Adoption Month, prompting Albany County Legislator Jeff Perlee, a Republican representing Altamont and part of the Hilltowns, to note the growing need for foster parents in Albany County, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Snow lines the limbs of the black locusts, Snow caps bright pink blossoms, and cedar wears a coat of snow.

A first-time voter, was applauded by the poll workers in the Berne firehouse.

A 97-year-old mom insisted on voting in person on Election Day to be certain her vote would count.

A Guilderland cedar wears a coat of snow on Friday morning, complements of Zeta.

A new course taught by Rabbi David Katz at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at the effect of gossip and how individuals and society respond to it.

“On Gossip” will be offered four Tuesdays beginning Nov. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom.