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.

GUILDERLAND — Guilderhaven has a very busy fall schedule starting with the Rotary Pet Fair on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shaker Heritage Society.

On Sept. 14, residents from across the Capital Region are invited to gather at the Thacher State Park Visitor Center for the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s fall fundraiser — 25 Years of Conservation: A Celebration.

“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.

SCHOHARIE — The Depot Lane Singers, in its 39th year, begins rehearsals for winter concert programs on Tuesday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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