Meet up & Education

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 - 07:00
Location: 
Wyman Osterhout Community Center 7, The Old Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186

Meeting to develop a proposed historic preservation law for the Town of New Scotland and Village of Voorheesville. The meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:00 pm at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center 7, The Old Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186.  This meeting is sponsored by the New Scotland Historical Association (NSHA).

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

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: 
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 - 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 - 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: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 06:30 to 09:00
Location: 
50 West High Street in Ballston Spa

The Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association (SABA) will meet on Monday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at 50 West High Street in Ballston Spa.  EAS master beekeeper, Aaron Morris, will talk about preparing hives for the winter. Medicating, feeding, wrapping, and other major issues for overwintering healthy hives.

Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 07:00
Location: 
Bishop Scully Hall in Delanson

The Duanesburg Historical Society will meet on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 pm at Bishop Scully Hall in Delanson. Leonard M. Van Buren and Bruce Barton will present the history of the Grove Cemetery of Quaker Street and early resident buried there and explain how the cemetery’s website is a valuable finding aid in genealogical research. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

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