Meet up & Education

Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center

“Verplanck Colvin - Adirondack Surveyor" at Thacher Nature Center. Verplanck Colvin was a surveyor and explorer, best known for his surveys of the Adirondacks between 1872 and 1900. Jim Schaller will share stories about this interesting man and the Ver Planck family history in the Hudson Valley. Call 872-0800. 2 p.m.

Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Dutch Architecture and Furnishings, presented by Marilyn Sassi. February lecture at the Bethlehem Historical Association. 518-439-9260. Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. 2 p.m.

Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Mynderse-Frederick House, 451 Route 146, Guilderland Center

"From West Manor of Rensselaerwyck to Westmere: Three Hundred and Fifty Years of Guilderland's Place Names" presented by Mary Ellen Johnson using photos from the Guilderland Historical Society's extensive collection. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mynderse-Frederick House, 451 Route 146, Guilderland Center. For information or possible cancelation due to bad weather call 861-8582.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

The Half Moon Button Club will meet at 11 a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. The social time starts at 11 a.m. and the business meeting starts at noon followed by this month's program “Things you find in Button Tins.” Bring a bag lunch. For more information call Lisa at 469-7420 or Kirsti at 869-8125.

Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Knox Town Hall (lower Level)

Crafty-crafters will be gathering at Knox Town Hall (lower Level) at 3:45 p.m. to create a Valentine's wreath. This gathering is open to seniors, adults, and children age 6 and up. If you would like to participate, please call Pat at 872-9400 for reservations before Feb. 10 to insure enough supplies. There is no cost.

Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center

Forest Pest Workshop at Thacher Nature Center 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This workshop, presented by DEC Division of Lands and Forests staff, is appropriate for forest owners, environmental educators, and others who want to learn how to identify pests and assist with surveying and reporting observations. Call 872-0800.

Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Albany County Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd in Voorheesville

The Helderview Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:45 p.m. at the Albany County Cooperative Extension offices on Martin Rd in Voorheesville. Marty Teumin, Master Gardener, will speak on Fairy Gardens. The public is welcome to attend.

Date: 
Sunday, January 29, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center

"Evidence of Slavery in the Hudson Valley” at Thacher Nature Center. Slavery has long been associated with the south, but recent discoveries in the Hudson Valley tell another story. Historical archaeologists at the New York State Museum have recently completed geophysical surveys and archaeological testing at Schuyler Flatts, the Nicoll-Sill House, and Van Schaick Mansion in Albany County. Dr. Michael Lucas will discuss ongoing research into these sites and the findings that give evidence of the practice of slavery. Call 872-0800 for more information.

Date: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
The Century House, 997 New Loudon Rd, Latham, New York 12110

Winter Green-Up 2017!  At The Century House, 997 New Loudon Rd, Latham, New York 12110. The cost per person for Winter Green-Up 2017 is $75.00, which includes all events and lunch. To register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/WGU2017_201. To register and pay for Winter Green-Up by credit card, please contact Tove Ford, (518)765-3518. Contact Tove Ford at Cornell Cooperative Extension, (518)765-3518 or

Date: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Thacher Nature Center.

“Exploring Hailes Cave” at Thacher Nature Center. Hailes Cave is the longest of known caves in Thacher Park. Learn what the current mapping has revealed and about the potential for further exploration of the cave. Call 872-0800 for more information.

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