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Events

Wednesday, December 7 , 2016 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Description:

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at the Town Hall on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Come and join them for Children’s Activities, a visit from Santa, a performance by the Columbia High School Chamber Singers and the official lighting of the town tree.

 

Thursday, December 8 , 2016

Description:

The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh branch, at 114th Street and 4th Avenue, hosts Music Together! with Deb Cavanaugh, a fun family music and movement program for children birth to age 5 and the adults who love them, at 10:30 a.m. Call 235-5310 for more information.

 

Thursday, December 8 , 2016 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Location:

475 Dyken Pond Rd.Cropseyville NY, 12052

Description:

Trek: December 8- Hike or snowshoe about 2.5 miles on the new Newcomb Pond trail. Hike Leader: Josh Pulito

 

Friday, December 9, 2016 (7:30 pm)

Description:

St. Michael's Church presents A Family Evening of Christmas Music. Performed by St. Michael's Adult Choir with Special Performance by St. Michael’s Children's Choir. Free Will offering to benefit local Catholic school music programs. St. Michael's Church is located at 175 Williams Road, Troy.

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Location:

Grafton Lakes State Park
100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way Grafton, NY 12082

Description:

Holiday Crafts at 10am. Nature offers plenty of inspiration for gift making. Join us at the park office to create something special for your loved ones. $4/person materials fee. Held at Park Office. Pre-register: 279-1155.

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Description:

On the Second Saturday of Each Month. The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. From 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the East Sand Lake Fire House on Route 43. All-you-can-eat is $8 for adults and $5 for children 50 to 10 years old, kids under 5 are free. Meals will consist of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. Take-out meals are also available by calling 674-3677. A pasta dinner will continue to be held every second Saturday of each month. All proceeds support the Kiwanis projects.

 

Saturday, December 10 , 2016 (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Location:

The Atrium- Downtown Troy.

Description:

Winter Market-The Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market is a year-round, producer-only marketplace located in Downtown Troy. Every Saturday, more than 80+ food growers, bakers, chefs and artisans gather to offer the Capital Region’s freshest and finest! But we’re more than a farmers’ market – for more than 15 years, we’ve provided a community gathering place with live music, great food, family activities and lots of learning opportunities! Each Saturday, thousands of savvy shoppers from across the Capital Region come to shop, dine, relax and visit with family and friends

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016  (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Community Event

Location:

The Oakwood Cemetery

Description:

OAKWOOD’S FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT -WELCOMES SANTA Friends of Oakwood will hold their 4th Annual Christmas Concert and Sing-along from 1:00 to 3:00PM at the historic Gardner Earl Chapel in Troy. Small per family fee charged. Sing carols. Meet Santa (he’ll pose for pictures too!) Enjoy cookies & cider.

 

 

Saturday, December 10 , 2016 (8:00 p.m.)

Description:

Come to Sand Lake Center for the Arts’ “Classic Holiday Revue and join in the Christmas spirit of fellowship, friendship and good feelings or what the Germans call gemütlichkeit! The best of our local performers will carry you back to the days of auld lang syne with a nostalgic night of classic standards, holiday cheer and wintry merriment. Musical accompaniment provided by the T.L. Holloway jazz group. One performance only, Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18. Adults, $10. Under 18. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call 674-2007. SLCA, located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.

 

 

Saturday, December 11, 2016 (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Description:

Join the Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 (25 Veterans Street, Poestenkill) for an all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet. Cost: Adults-regular buffet $8.00, with Omelet $10.00; and Children 6-12 $4.00, and Children under 5 free. VFW Auxiliary will be holding a holiday bake sale during the breakfast. Pick up some homemade baked goodies and special holiday treats.

 

Saturday, December 11, 2016 (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Description:

The Melvin Roads American legion, 200 Columbia Turnpike, east Greenbush will host Pancakes and Pictures with Santa on Sunday, December 11th. Donations are $8.00 per adults; $4.00 per child 4 to 12; and free under 4. 4x6 photos with Santa & your children or pets are only $6 and are taken from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Proceeds to support our veteran programs and their families. Sponsored by the American Legion Family. Www.melvinroads1231.org.

 

Saturday, December 11, 2016 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Location:

Dyken Pond
475 Dyken Pond Road, Cropseyville, New York 12052

Description:

Annual Yule Log Celebration Grafton -On Sunday, December 11th from 1-4PM, the story of the Yule Log and the Winter Solstice will be shared at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, followed by a search for the hidden Yule Log. We start the afternoon by sharing the traditional story of the Yule Log and the science of the Winter Solstice. Folks will be given a few hints before searching for the hidden Yule Log. Once found, it will be carried back and enjoyed at the outdoor campfire. David Muska will demonstrate how to start a fire by friction. Holiday crafts and greens will be available to make. People of all ages are encouraged to come out to this free, informal program. Hot chocolate and light snacks will be provided and feel free to bring your own snacks to share. For more information, please contact the Center at dykenpond@gmail.com or 658-2055. Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center is a Rensselaer County Park open daily during daylight hours for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Call for more information and a complete schedule of our winter events.

 

Monday, December 13, 2016

Description:

The Sand Lake Historical Society will celebrate the holiday season with a party on December 13! Ron and Barbara Neu Berti will once again generously hot this event. Their historic and spacious home, located at 43 Schumann Road, in Sand Lake, will be provided by the Langleys. Carollynn plays the mountain dulcimer and Gene, the Autoharp. Feel free to join this enjoyable, welcoming group. Please bring a side dish, salad or appetizer to share, plus a non-perishable food item (for Doors of Hope). Homemade desserts will be provided by the SLHS trustees.

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Location:

Grafton Lakes State Park
100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way Grafton, NY 12082

Description:

Holiday Treasure Hunt at 1pm. The elves have hidden some treasure in the woods, and left a map to help us find it! Join us for an adventure. Meets at Shaver Pond Center, 194 Shaver Pond Road in Grafton, NY. $2/person or $5/family. Pre-register please:279-1155

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016 (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Location:

The Atrium- Downtown Troy.

Description:

Winter Market-The Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market is a year-round, producer-only marketplace located in Downtown Troy. Every Saturday, more than 80+ food growers, bakers, chefs and artisans gather to offer the Capital Region’s freshest and finest! But we’re more than a farmers’ market – for more than 15 years, we’ve provided a community gathering place with live music, great food, family activities and lots of learning opportunities! Each Saturday, thousands of savvy shoppers from across the Capital Region come to shop, dine, relax and visit with family and friends

 

Saturday, January 7, 2017  (4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Community Event

Location:

Crailo State Historic Site
9 ½ Riverside Avenue
Rensselaer, New York 12144

Description:

Twelfth Night-Museum open house with costumed interpreters and open hearth cooking demonstrations in the cellar kitchen. Join in the Dutch celebration of the end of the holiday season. Combo tickets with Schuyler Mansions Salutations of the Season will be available.

Contact:

For additional information, please call (518)463-8738.

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017  (8:00 a. m. - 12:00 noon)

Description:

The Castleton Fire Company located at 11 Green Avenue Castleton is starting their Annual Breakfast on the First Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 12Noon. Cost is $8 for Adults; $7 for Seniors; $5 for Children 6 yrs -12; and under 6 are free. Mark your calendars: November 6th (to benefit the Castleton VFW) December 4, 2016, January 8th, 2017, February 5, 2017, March 5, 2017, April 2, 2017 and the final breakfast of the season will be May 7, 2017.

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017  (5:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Location:

Grafton Lakes State Park
Maintenance Shop via the park's Main Entrance.

Description:

Grafton Lakes Ice Fishing Contest. Registration Fee: Adults (16 & up ) $10.00 Children (15 and under) Free Ice back-up date: February 11, 2017.

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Description:

The next regularly scheduled Free 4th Sunday Dinner at Blooming Grove Church in Defreestville will be on January 22, 2017.

 

Friday, January 27, 2017 (7:00 p.m.)

Description:

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company 26th Season: Concert: Massry Center for the Arts/College of St. Rose/Albany/strose.edu/518-337-4871 ESDC marks its first performance at the Massry Center with an evening of modern dance that features music compositions performed by student and faculty ensembles.

 

Sunday, February 5, 2017  (8:00 a. m. - 12:00 noon)

Description:

The Castleton Fire Company located at 11 Green Avenue Castleton is starting their Annual Breakfast on the First Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 12Noon. Cost is $8 for Adults; $7 for Seniors; $5 for Children 6 yrs -12; and under 6 are free. Mark your calendars: November 6th (to benefit the Castleton VFW) December 4, 2016, January 8th, 2017, February 5, 2017, March 5, 2017, April 2, 2017 and the final breakfast of the season will be May 7, 2017.

 

Friday, February 24, 2017 (7:00 p.m.)

Description:

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company 26th Season: time: 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. pre. SENSE Performance Tech Valley Center of Gravity/Troy/Tvcog.net Dance music and digital art performance at the inter-sction of expressive movement and computational interfaces.

 

Sunday, March 5, 2017  (8:00 a. m. - 12:00 noon)

Description:

The Castleton Fire Company located at 11 Green Avenue Castleton is starting their Annual Breakfast on the First Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 12Noon. Cost is $8 for Adults; $7 for Seniors; $5 for Children 6 yrs -12; and under 6 are free. Mark your calendars: November 6th (to benefit the Castleton VFW) December 4, 2016, January 8th, 2017, February 5, 2017, March 5, 2017, April 2, 2017 and the final breakfast of the season will be May 7, 2017.

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 (7:00 p.m.)

Description:

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company 26th Season: Festival of Dance UPAC/Kingston/ulsterbellet.org/845.339.6088 ESDC participates in Ulster Ballet’s 34th annual show-case performance, bringing disparate and distinct genres of dance together to the UPAC stage.

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017  (8:00 a. m. - 12:00 noon)

Description:

The Castleton Fire Company located at 11 Green Avenue Castleton is starting their Annual Breakfast on the First Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 12Noon. Cost is $8 for Adults; $7 for Seniors; $5 for Children 6 yrs -12; and under 6 are free. Mark your calendars: November 6th (to benefit the Castleton VFW) December 4, 2016, January 8th, 2017, February 5, 2017, March 5, 2017, April 2, 2017 and the final breakfast of the season will be May 7, 2017.

 

Sunday, May 7, 2017  (8:00 a. m. - 12:00 noon)

Description:

The Castleton Fire Company located at 11 Green Avenue Castleton is starting their Annual Breakfast on the First Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 12Noon. Cost is $8 for Adults; $7 for Seniors; $5 for Children 6 yrs -12; and under 6 are free. Mark your calendars: November 6th (to benefit the Castleton VFW) December 4, 2016, January 8th, 2017, February 5, 2017, March 5, 2017, April 2, 2017 and the final breakfast of the season will be May 7, 2017.

 

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