GUILDERLAND — Wind, fog, vibration, motion-synchronized seats, and even scents are coming to Crossgates Mall theaters.

GUILDERLAND — Macy’s Backstage, which features bargains, will open at Crossgates Mall on Saturday, Aug. 10.

The new store, with about 14,500 square feet of retail space, will be located on the first level of the full-line Macy’s at Crossgates.

Albany County is encouraging senior citizens to get out of the house and socialize with others by offering them free meals at participating local restaurants. 

BETHLEHEM — On Saturday, July 20, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is hosting a free Summer Hike-a-thon. This day-long celebration allows each participant to design an ideal summer day with free activities throughout the morning and into the afternoon with an emphasis on hiking and outdoor fun. 

Children who take swimming lessons have an 88-percent reduction in risk of drowning, according to a study from the National Institute of Health. This new Hilltown program stresses water safety.

ALTAMONT — Thomas Pris, son of Suzanne and Andrew Pris of Altamont, has earned his Eagle rank as a member of Boy Scout Troop 1264.

VOORHEESVILLE — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County is offering a series of food preservation classes for adults this summer on these topics: Pressure Canning Low Acid Foods, Making Jams and Jellies, Tomatoes 101, and Fermented Foods.

Voorheesville Community and School Foundation held their annual gala at the Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery on Saturday evening.

Last weekend in Knox, the village of Knox held the annual Pucker Street Park at Knox Town Park.