Meet Mark King, new director of the MHLC

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy invites the public to come, hike, and enjoy the last bit of summer at its Normans Kill West Preserve this Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Normans Kill West Preserve, meet the conservancy’s new director, Mark King, and enjoy complimentary ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery of Stuyvesant Plaza.

A brief ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. for the Royal Bank of Canada’s 2013 gift presentation to the conservancy.

To get to the preserve, at the traffic light across from the Delaware Plaza in Delmar, turn north onto Normans Kill Boulevard. The preserve is at the end of the road.  Ample parking is available.

Call 436-6346 for more information or e-mail .

More Out & About

  • RENSSELAERVILLE — Conkling Hall is calling all cooks and bakers for its annual Cook Off on Oct. 7 from noon to 3 p.m.

    Pork ’n’ Pie will offer tasty samples of pulled pork and dessert pies from cooks and bakers vying for cash prizes. The entry fee for each category is $15.

  • “Abhidharma: Buddhist Insights Into Reality,” a one-day teaching session by Khenpo Karma David Choephel will be held at the Albany KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center on Sunday, Sept. 10.

  • KNOX — The Northeastern Cave Conservancy Inc. became the stewards of Knox Cave in 1978 and in that time, thousands of people have been able to enjoy, appreciate, and study this wonderful natural feature and safe and conservation minded stewardship.