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Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE: The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a free mini-caregiver conference at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) on Mon., Nov. 14th from 10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. There will be an “Advocating and Navigating the Journey” panel with local experts, a discussion around “Managing Caregiver Stress,” and more. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and connect with other dementia caregivers in your community. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Tony Rivera at tarivera@alz.org or 518.675.7214.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS MEETING: A free presentation for the public on how to hear local law enforcement, fire, and emergency services communications will be held November 14th starting at 6:30 PM in program room “C” at the Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library located at 475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065. The presentation will cover such topics as: what you can hear, why listen, how to hear, what equipment you need and future trends in local public service communications monitoring. The presentation is free to the public. For additional information contact Fred Halley at 518-505-3733.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
ROCHMON RECORD CLUB: On Tuesday, November 15 Rochmon Record Club will converge Live at Caffe Lena, to listen to, and learn about, Jackson Browne’s fifth album, “Running On Empty”! Doors open at 6:30, the show begins at 7 pm with a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian aka “Rochmon”. The Rochmon Record Club will also be streamed live on Caffe’ Lena TV, tickets at caffelena.org. A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party is meant to inform and deepen our understanding of the history of the individual performers, songs, and the stories that went into the making of this classic album. By listening together, we get to hear the music again for the first time. Rochmon Record Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Caffe’ Lena in Saratoga Springs (caffelena.org), at The Linda (thelinda.org) in Albany, and at the Park Theater (parktheatergf.com) in Glens Falls. Programming varies by location, please check websites for tickets and show information or go to rochmon.com for more information.
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Russell Sage College, located at 65 First St., Troy. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
FELT LEAF EARRING WORKSHOP: Join the library for a fall-inspired workshop as we make felt leaf earrings (or charms) based on the autumn foliage. The class will include a short embroidery tutorial. All materials will be provided. Class is free and open to the public. Class is intended for adults. This event will be held on Wednesday, November 16, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. This in-person event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register call the library at 518-274-7071 or register online at www.thetroylibrary.org. The Troy Public Library is located at 100 Second Street, Troy.
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the RPI Chapel and Cultural Center, located at 2125 Burdett Ave., Troy. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
SIDEWALK WARRIORS: Each Thursday evening in the parking lot at 27-28 State St. in downtown Troy, dozens of volunteers set up a large number of tables for Sidewalk Warriors’ weekly distribution. At these tables, visitors can find hot foods, sandwiches, produce, pantry items and essentials. The group often provides special distributions such as towels, linens, pillows, winter boots, underwear, socks or laundry detergent. The folks who attend the distribution may be experiencing homelessness or food insecurity, or they may simply be running short on resources at the end of the month. Set up for the weekly Sidewalk Warriors distribution events begins at 5 p.m. each Thursday, and volunteers begin serving at 6 p.m., no matter what the weather. More information about Sidewalk Warriors Troy is available online at www.sidewalkwarriorstroy.com and www.facebook.com/sidewalkwarriorstroy.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available.
BINGO: Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073, located at 683 Columbia Turnpike, hosts Bingo every Thursday evening and the general public is welcome to attend. Doors open at 5 PM for players age 18+. Play starts at 7 PM. $1,300 in prizes. Food and refreshments sold.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available
BROWN BREAD & BAKE SALE: It’s fall and the temperature is dropping, but our kitchen is heating up! Simpson United Methodist Church, located at 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls, NY is having our semi-annual Brown Bread & Bake Sale. Cost will be $8 per loaf. Call 518-885-4794 to place your order. Pick-up dates: Friday, 11/18 between 4 pm and 6 pm and Saturday, 11/19 between 9 am and 2 pm. Bake sale on Saturday. Please leave your name, telephone number and the number loaves you would like to reserve; and if possible, let us know if you will be picking up on Friday or Saturday. A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order.
SURVIVOR DAY: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (Survivor Day or ISOSLD) is a day when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor Day was created by an act of Congress in 1999 and since then has been sponsored and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Every year, hundreds of organized events are held throughout the U.S. and around the world on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, which is Saturday, Nov. 19 in 2022. The Capital Region NY Chapter is holding five local live events on Nov. 19, as well as offering a number of virtual options on both Nov. 19 and 20. All events – including those that are virtual, can be found online at afsp.org/chapter/capital-region-new-york#events.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022
HISTORY OF BREWING BEER IN RENSSELAER COUNTY: The Greenbush Historical Society invites you to its scheduled program on Sunday, November 20, 2 PM, at the East Greenbush Community Library. Join Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian, Kathy Sheehan, for an illustrated lecture on the history of Brewing Beer in Rensselaer County. From the early Dutch brewers to the craft brewers in Troy, Nassau and Hoosick, beer has played a vital role in the development of Rensselaer County. Kathy will also share some of the more colorful stories of the 19th century temperance movement and the prohibition period in the 1920’s. The program is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, please call the library at 518-477-7476 to register.
VETERANS APPRECIATION LUNCH: Free for Veterans and immediate families. Sunday, November 20th from 12 to 2 pm at the Brunswick Elks, 665 Brunswick Rd., Troy. Reservations are not required but would be appreciated. For further information please call 518-258-2178.
BUFFET BREAKFAST: The Cohoes Knights of Columbus will be having a buffet breakfast Sunday November 20, 8:30 to 11:30a.m. at 255 Remsen St Cohoes. Cost $10 and children under 5 are free.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
TROY TURKEY TROT: Officials at the Troy Turkey Trothave opened registration for the 75th edition of the Trot on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 24) at TroyTurkeyTrot.com. The Trot is the nation’s 12th oldest road race and attracts thousands of runners and spectators to historic Troy, N.Y. for the Capital Region’s largest Thanksgiving Day road race. A signature event of the Collar City’s holiday festivities, the Trot begins at 8 a.m. with the Capital Region’s only Thanksgiving Day 10K. The 10K course will close at 9:30 a.m. to facilitate the start of the Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk at 9:30 a.m. The shorter 5K distance kicks off at 10 a.m. and Trotters are encouraged to form 5K teams. Both the 10K and 5K feature “out and back” course configurations which start at 4th and Fulton Streets and finish at River Street’s Monument Square. Family members are invited to show their support by cheering on loved ones. Prize money will be offered in the 10K. Overall and age group awards will be offered in both the 10K and 5K. All participants will receive a commemorative athletic blend shirt and a finisher medal. This year’s Trot will again feature a virtual option for those concerned about being around others or who plan to be away. Virtual participants use a custom mobile app, which allows them to race with others, real time, regardless of their location from Thursday, Nov 24 at 8 a.m. to Sunday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. Results (and photos) are then uploaded to the event’s registration platform. Free event parking is available at a number of Front and River Street parking lots. A comprehensive map of Troy parking lots can be found at troyny.gov/parking Unofficial results will be available within minutes upon finishing at TroyTurkeyTrot.com via ChronoTrack Live and will also be posted at the awards tent. A personalized finisher’s certificate will be available online at TroyTurkeyTrot.com/results by 3 p.m. For more information or to register, visit TroyTurkeyTrot.com.
SARATOGA TURKEY TROT: The Christopher Dailey Foundation’s 21st annual 5K Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving morning – Thursday, November 24, 2022 to Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs starting at 8:30am. All proceeds from the event will support the Christopher Dailey Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting youth needs in the Saratoga community. Please join us for this community event as we mark another year of fundraising and another year of robust giving! More information including detail on how to register electronically or by mail can be found online at https://www.christopherdaileyfoundation.com/turkey-trot-2022.
Friday, Nov. 25, 2022
TROY NIGHT OUT: Troy Night Out takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on the last Friday of every month. Every Troy Night Out, the streets of downtown come alive with music and culture beckoning you to discover local businesses, art galleries, fine restaurants, and unique boutiques of all varieties. Held the last Friday of every month, Troy Night Out is the perfect time to Enjoy Troy, with specials, sales, and promotions around every corner. More information is available online at downtowntroy.org.
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 at Poestenkill Fire Department, located at 182 Main St., Poestenkill. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
NORTH COUNTRY FESTIVAL OF TREES: General Festival Hours are11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at The Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls. Photos with Santa Claus and children’s activities will be available during the General Festival on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Breakfasts with Santa Claus from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and Sunday. Children’s activities will also be available during the Breakfasts with Santa. Register for Breakfast with Santa at cfdsny.org or by calling (518) 832-6113. There will be no fee for the General Festival. There will be a fee for photos with Santa Claus as well as the children’s activities. The fee to attend Breakfast with Santa will be $20 for adults and $15 for children, with no charge for children 2 years of age and younger. There will also be entertainment throughout the General Festival. Proceeds to benefit Prospect Center, an affiliate of the Center for Disability Services. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and donations welcomed at www.cfdsny.org.
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
WEAVERS’ GUILD SHOW & SALE: Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 44th Annual Show & Sale, Pat’s Barn in Rensselaer Tech Park, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy. Nov 26-28, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Mon 10 am – 2 pm. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Continuous weaving and spinning demos and a special display of items inspired by a Guild trip to study Scotland’s textile history. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit www.hmwg.org/show.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is excited to celebrate Small Business Saturday in the village of Ballston Spa on Saturday, November 26th. Businesses and shops in the village will kick off the holiday shopping season with sales, special door prizes and giveaways during the day to celebrate.The BSBPA will have a Small Business Hub set up in Wiswall Park on Front Street from 10am-1pm with free hot coffee and donuts, maps which will include participating businesses and gift certificate giveaways throughout the morning. For more information about holiday shopping in Ballston Spa, visit www.ballston.org.
NORTH COUNTRY FESTIVAL OF TREES: General Festival Hours are11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at The Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls. Photos with Santa Claus and children’s activities will be available during the General Festival on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Breakfasts with Santa Claus from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and Sunday. Children’s activities will also be available during the Breakfasts with Santa. Register for Breakfast with Santa at cfdsny.org or by calling (518) 832-6113. There will be no fee for the General Festival. There will be a fee for photos with Santa Claus as well as the children’s activities. The fee to attend Breakfast with Santa will be $20 for adults and $15 for children, with no charge for children 2 years of age and younger. There will also be entertainment throughout the General Festival. Proceeds to benefit Prospect Center, an affiliate of the Center for Disability Services. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and donations welcomed at www.cfdsny.org.
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022
WEAVERS’ GUILD SHOW & SALE: Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 44th Annual Show & Sale, Pat’s Barn in Rensselaer Tech Park, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy. Nov 26-28, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Mon 10 am – 2 pm. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Continuous weaving and spinning demos and a special display of items inspired by a Guild trip to study Scotland’s textile history. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit www.hmwg.org/show.
NORTH COUNTRY FESTIVAL OF TREES: General Festival Hours are11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at The Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls. Photos with Santa Claus and children’s activities will be available during the General Festival on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Breakfasts with Santa Claus from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and Sunday. Children’s activities will also be available during the Breakfasts with Santa. Register for Breakfast with Santa at cfdsny.org or by calling (518) 832-6113. There will be no fee for the General Festival. There will be a fee for photos with Santa Claus as well as the children’s activities. The fee to attend Breakfast with Santa will be $20 for adults and $15 for children, with no charge for children 2 years of age and younger. There will also be entertainment throughout the General Festival. Proceeds to benefit Prospect Center, an affiliate of the Center for Disability Services. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and donations welcomed at www.cfdsny.org.
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022
WEAVERS’ GUILD SHOW & SALE: Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild 44th Annual Show & Sale, Pat’s Barn in Rensselaer Tech Park, 110 Defreest Drive, Troy. Nov 26-28, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Mon 10 am – 2 pm. Handwoven fashions, furnishings and holiday gifts, all made by local artisans. Continuous weaving and spinning demos and a special display of items inspired by a Guild trip to study Scotland’s textile history. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit www.hmwg.org/show.
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 235 Hoosick St., Troy. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
HOLIDAY GREENS SHOW: The Hart Cluett Museum’s 66th Annual Holiday Green Show’s theme is “The Gilded Age in the Marble House on Second Street.” Using all fresh seasonal greens and gilded age era flowers, the members of the VanRensselaer Garden Club, are decorating 14 rooms of the 1827 Federal Style Town House to showcase the amazing architecture and period rooms of the Gilded Age that belonged to the Hart and Cluett families of Troy, NY. The Greens show runs from Dec 1 – 4. For further details and ticket information, visit their website at www.hartcluett.org. or call 518-272-7232 x18.
TROY CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Regular Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River Street. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted online. All meetings are open to the public. Committee meetings begins with a public forum where residents of Troy can comment on any item on the agenda. At monthly Regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. More information is available online at www.troyny.gov.
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at the RPI Chapel and Cultural Center, located at 2125 Burdett Ave., Troy. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
SIDEWALK WARRIORS: Each Thursday evening in the parking lot at 27-28 State St. in downtown Troy, dozens of volunteers set up a large number of tables for Sidewalk Warriors’ weekly distribution. At these tables, visitors can find hot foods, sandwiches, produce, pantry items and essentials. The group often provides special distributions such as towels, linens, pillows, winter boots, underwear, socks or laundry detergent. The folks who attend the distribution may be experiencing homelessness or food insecurity, or they may simply be running short on resources at the end of the month. Set up for the weekly Sidewalk Warriors distribution events begins at 5 p.m. each Thursday, and volunteers begin serving at 6 p.m., no matter what the weather. More information about Sidewalk Warriors Troy is available online at www.sidewalkwarriorstroy.com and www.facebook.com/sidewalkwarriorstroy.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available.
BINGO: Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073, located at 683 Columbia Turnpike, hosts Bingo every Thursday evening and the general public is welcome to attend. Doors open at 5 PM for players age 18+. Play starts at 7 PM. $1,300 in prizes. Food and refreshments sold.
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
HOLIDAY GREENS SHOW: The Hart Cluett Museum’s 66th Annual Holiday Green Show’s theme is “The Gilded Age in the Marble House on Second Street.” Using all fresh seasonal greens and gilded age era flowers, the members of the VanRensselaer Garden Club, are decorating 14 rooms of the 1827 Federal Style Town House to showcase the amazing architecture and period rooms of the Gilded Age that belonged to the Hart and Cluett families of Troy, NY. The Greens show runs from Dec 1 – 4. For further details and ticket information, visit their website at www.hartcluett.org. or call 518-272-7232 x18.
HOLIDAY PARADE & TREE LIGHTING: The Village of Ballston Spa will soon become a winter wonderland. The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association has begun preparations for its annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting taking place on Friday, December 2nd on Milton Avenue. This December favorite typically draws hundreds of spectators to Ballston Spa to watch the brightly decorated floats, fire trucks and community groups parading through the village. The parade steps off at 6:30pm on the north side of Milton Avenue and proceeds to West High Street. Following the parade, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will arrive on the back of an Eagle-Matt Lee Fire Company truck to light the tree in Wiswall Park. Parade entries will be judged this year in the following categories: Best Emergency Vehicle Entry, Best Float Entry, Best Walking Entry, and the Brightest Light Award. The parade will once again spotlight the Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps, Saratoga County Sheriff Department and the U.S. Marine Corps. Volunteers from these organizations will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from spectators along the parade route as well as at the tree lighting. The parade headlines a holiday themed “First Friday” in Ballston Spa. Home to unique shops, museums, and popular restaurants, Ballston Spa pulls out the stops for December’s First Friday by filling the village with a merry atmosphere. Many businesses will be open with special holiday activities and specials, while Ballston Spa High School singers and musicians as well as Union Fire Company band members perform carols on the street corners. Parade registration is now open. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for businesses and organizations who would like to help support the parade. The event is free to spectators. To learn more visit www.ballston.org.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
HOLIDAY GREENS SHOW: The Hart Cluett Museum’s 66th Annual Holiday Green Show’s theme is “The Gilded Age in the Marble House on Second Street.” Using all fresh seasonal greens and gilded age era flowers, the members of the VanRensselaer Garden Club, are decorating 14 rooms of the 1827 Federal Style Town House to showcase the amazing architecture and period rooms of the Gilded Age that belonged to the Hart and Cluett families of Troy, NY. The Greens show runs from Dec 1 – 4. For further details and ticket information, visit their website at www.hartcluett.org. or call 518-272-7232 x18.
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022
TROY VICTORIAN STROLL: The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the Capital District and surrounding regions to the 40th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll! Experience the holiday splendor on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 11am-5pm. Come join us as the streets of historic downtown Troy come alive with Victorian “Gilded Age” magic! This popular event attracts nearly 15,000 visitors from near and far to enjoy a day of fun, food, shopping, and activities for all ages. You will find music, performers, choirs, children’s activities, unique boutiques, and restaurants that Troy is known for. Returning this year is the popular window decorating contest. Stroll attendees can vote for their favorite. Enjoy the Tree lighting at 5 p.m. with the Troy High School choir and local officials. For full information on the day’s events, contests, activities, and parking, visit victorianstroll.com.
TROY GLOW: “Troy Glow”, a dazzling new winter light festival managed by the Arts Center of the Capital Region, will open the night of December 4th and continue during the holiday season in downtown Troy. With a series of contemporary light art installations set against the 18th-century architecture at six venues, this cutting-edge lighting will illuminate the city, encouraging people to meander between installations and stop to shop and dine along the way. More information can be found at TroyGlow.com/news.
HOLIDAY GREENS SHOW: The Hart Cluett Museum’s 66th Annual Holiday Green Show’s theme is “The Gilded Age in the Marble House on Second Street.” Using all fresh seasonal greens and gilded age era flowers, the members of the VanRensselaer Garden Club, are decorating 14 rooms of the 1827 Federal Style Town House to showcase the amazing architecture and period rooms of the Gilded Age that belonged to the Hart and Cluett families of Troy, NY. The Greens show runs from Dec 1 – 4. For further details and ticket information, visit their website at www.hartcluett.org. or call 518-272-7232 x18.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING BOOK DISCUSSION: New Thought New York Center for Spiritual Living presents a Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 6:30-7:45 pm Via Zoom. Join us for a discussion of Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self by Sarah Ban Breathnacht. Fill out the Contact Us form on newthoughtnewyork.org for discussion questions and Zoom info. Donations are welcome.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Waterford Emergency Team, located at 122 First Ave., Waterford. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available.
SIDEWALK WARRIORS: Each Thursday evening in the parking lot at 27-28 State St. in downtown Troy, dozens of volunteers set up a large number of tables for Sidewalk Warriors’ weekly distribution. At these tables, visitors can find hot foods, sandwiches, produce, pantry items and essentials. The group often provides special distributions such as towels, linens, pillows, winter boots, underwear, socks or laundry detergent. The folks who attend the distribution may be experiencing homelessness or food insecurity, or they may simply be running short on resources at the end of the month. Set up for the weekly Sidewalk Warriors distribution events begins at 5 p.m. each Thursday, and volunteers begin serving at 6 p.m., no matter what the weather. More information about Sidewalk Warriors Troy is available online at www.sidewalkwarriorstroy.com and www.facebook.com/sidewalkwarriorstroy.
BINGO: Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073, located at 683 Columbia Turnpike, hosts Bingo every Thursday evening and the general public is welcome to attend. Doors open at 5 PM for players age 18+. Play starts at 7 PM. $1,300 in prizes. Food and refreshments sold.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
JANE AUSTEN BIRTHDAY TEA: The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)-New York Capital Region is hosting the annual celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday on Sunday, December 11, 1:30- 4:30pm at the Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY. This year’s festivities feature local author Heather Moll who will discuss her latest novel, An Appearance of Goodness, a murder mystery set at Pemberley. The mystery theme will continue with a discussion of the many Jane Austen mystery series. Registration fee of $40 includes a free raffle ticket for Austen-related items and an Afternoon High Tea with scones, biscotti, finger sandwiches, green salad, fresh strawberries and cream, and, of course, Jane’s Birthday Cake. Reserve your place by contacting jasnanycaptitalregion@gmail.com and making a payment before December 1st. Make check payable to JASNA NYS Capital Region and send to: JASNA, NYCR, c/o Nancy Duell, 56 Fifth Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. For additional information, contact Nancy at 1 (518) 321-1887 or jasnanycaptitalregion@gmail.com.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Brunswick Elks, located at 665 Brunswick Rd., Troy. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022
SIDEWALK WARRIORS: Each Thursday evening in the parking lot at 27-28 State St. in downtown Troy, dozens of volunteers set up a large number of tables for Sidewalk Warriors’ weekly distribution. At these tables, visitors can find hot foods, sandwiches, produce, pantry items and essentials. The group often provides special distributions such as towels, linens, pillows, winter boots, underwear, socks or laundry detergent. The folks who attend the distribution may be experiencing homelessness or food insecurity, or they may simply be running short on resources at the end of the month. Set up for the weekly Sidewalk Warriors distribution events begins at 5 p.m. each Thursday, and volunteers begin serving at 6 p.m., no matter what the weather. More information about Sidewalk Warriors Troy is available online at www.sidewalkwarriorstroy.com and www.facebook.com/sidewalkwarriorstroy.
BINGO: Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073, located at 683 Columbia Turnpike, hosts Bingo every Thursday evening and the general public is welcome to attend. Doors open at 5 PM for players age 18+. Play starts at 7 PM. $1,300 in prizes. Food and refreshments sold.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available.
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available.
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 235 Hoosick St., Troy. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022
SIDEWALK WARRIORS: Each Thursday evening in the parking lot at 27-28 State St. in downtown Troy, dozens of volunteers set up a large number of tables for Sidewalk Warriors’ weekly distribution. At these tables, visitors can find hot foods, sandwiches, produce, pantry items and essentials. The group often provides special distributions such as towels, linens, pillows, winter boots, underwear, socks or laundry detergent. The folks who attend the distribution may be experiencing homelessness or food insecurity, or they may simply be running short on resources at the end of the month. Set up for the weekly Sidewalk Warriors distribution events begins at 5 p.m. each Thursday, and volunteers begin serving at 6 p.m., no matter what the weather. More information about Sidewalk Warriors Troy is available online at www.sidewalkwarriorstroy.com and www.facebook.com/sidewalkwarriorstroy.
CORNER SHOPPE: The Corner Shoppe at Cornerstone Community Church, located at 570 Third Ave. in Troy has a large selection of warm winter coats and apparel for the entire family. Other items include jewelry, books, DVDs, housewares and furniture all at affordable prices. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Annual Holiday items available.
BINGO: Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073, located at 683 Columbia Turnpike, hosts Bingo every Thursday evening and the general public is welcome to attend. Doors open at 5 PM for players age 18+. Play starts at 7 PM. $1,300 in prizes. Food and refreshments sold.
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 235 Hoosick St., Troy. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the American Legion Post 1489, located at 111 Main Ave., Wynantskill. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022
SIDEWALK WARRIORS: Each Thursday evening in the parking lot at 27-28 State St. in downtown Troy, dozens of volunteers set up a large number of tables for Sidewalk Warriors’ weekly distribution. At these tables, visitors can find hot foods, sandwiches, produce, pantry items and essentials. The group often provides special distributions such as towels, linens, pillows, winter boots, underwear, socks or laundry detergent. The folks who attend the distribution may be experiencing homelessness or food insecurity, or they may simply be running short on resources at the end of the month. Set up for the weekly Sidewalk Warriors distribution events begins at 5 p.m. each Thursday, and volunteers begin serving at 6 p.m., no matter what the weather. More information about Sidewalk Warriors Troy is available online at www.sidewalkwarriorstroy.com and www.facebook.com/sidewalkwarriorstroy.
BINGO: Rensselaer Elks Lodge #2073, located at 683 Columbia Turnpike, hosts Bingo every Thursday evening and the general public is welcome to attend. Doors open at 5 PM for players age 18 and older. Play starts at 7 PM with $1,300 in prizes. Food and refreshments will be sold.
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Saturday, Jan., 7, 2023
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023
THRIFT SHOP: The Johnsonville Methodist Church Thrift Shop, located at 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville, NY 12094 is open from 9-12 every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. Closed on major holidays. Look for our sign at the corner of Rte. 111 and Rte. 67. We have a great selection of adult and children’s seasonal clothing, vintage, special occasion and career clothes, jewelry, shoes, boots, purses, linens, toys, puzzles, games, cds and dvds, and household and decorative items. Our well-organized book room has over 1,000 books.
Saturday, January 28, 2022
MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER: Hattie’s Restaurant announced today that its Mardi Gras celebration will return to Saratoga Springs’ social calendar on Saturday, January 28th, and be held at the Canfield Casino! The inaugural Hattie’s Mardi Gras was held in 2001 and since its launch, has donated more than one million dollars to non-profits in the surrounding community. The event will feature music from Soul Session and Garland Nelson, as well as a silent auction with packages from a variety of local businesses to bid on. Tickets and sponsorship packages are available now at https://give.classy.org/HattiesMardiGras.
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023
COMMUNITY MEAL: YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., located at 21 First St. in Troy, serves a weekly community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. It is a free-of-charge, to-go dinner provided for YWCA residents as well as anyone in the community. All are welcome to join us each week for a free, nutritious cooked meal. Meals are prepared by a variety of volunteers including but not limited to YWCA-GCR staff, residents, community members and students. Residents are encouraged to participate in preparation of the meals and will be assisted by staff in menu planning, shopping and time management. We serve an average of 75 people per week. The YWCA-GCR also partners with community organizations to set up booths at weekly Community Meal to advertise, promote and engage guests in services. Residents and community members can call the YWCA-GCR at (518) 274-7100 to find out Tuesday’s menu. More information about this program is available online at www.ywca-gcr.org.
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