EDITOR’S NOTE: This calendar is being regularly updated to reflect all event cancellations and postponements. However, it is recommended that readers contact event organizers before they attend. For the most updated version of the calendar, please visit or troyrecord.com.

Monday, March 22

GUIDED MEDITATION: The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Mondays, March 8th – 29th at 6:30PM. Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help you reduce stress, get recharged, and possibly get you “blissed-out” while seated comfortably in a chair. Led by Stress Management Coach Michael Fuselli, with over 35 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners are always welcome. Registration is required. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. Please register by calling 518-274-7071, online at www.thetroylibrary.org or by stopping at the information desk. This program is free and open to the public.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 22 at Troy Hilton Garden Inn, located at 235 Hoosick St. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 22 at the Troy Masonic Temple, located at 39 Brunswick Rd., Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, March 23

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 at the Hedley Building, located at 433 River St. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 at Malta Ambulance, located at 2449 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.

Wednesday, March 24

SHORT STORY CAFE: Short Story Reading and Discussion Group – On Wednesdays, February 24th – April 7th at 6PM (no meeting March 31st), Short Story writer David Sylvester will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library. Local short-story writer Dave Sylvester hosts The Short Story Café, an informal discussion of the short story form that examines how writers handle structural elements such as plot, character and theme in their writing. Each week we will read and discuss two stories by well-known (and some lesser-known!) masters of the form. Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. The first set of stories will be emailed to you one week prior to the first class and will be available at the information desk of the main library. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Thursday, March 25

VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT: At a time when many are out of work and struggling to find jobs, Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) is proud to announce that it’s hosting a virtual hiring event on Thursday, March 25th at 4:00pm for store leadership and full-time and part-time opportunities at each of its stores in New York. We’re hopeful that you’ll consider sharing this news with your audience, as these valuable career opportunities are available for those who may need them most. Those interested in attending one of the virtual hiring events may register here: https://bit.ly/3qQWNTK. For any questions about a potential career with OSJL, those interested may reach out to the OSJL recruitment team directly via email at [email protected] Open positions include: Store Leadership, Area Supervisors, Ad Coordinator, Department Heads, Field Merchandiser, Front End Supervisors, Operations Supervisor, Maintenance Associate, Receiver, Sales Associates, Stock Associates and Visual Merchandisers. Applicants from community-based organizations are encouraged to apply. Those interested in store leadership opportunities may apply online at oceanstatejoblot.com/careers-store-leadership. Applicants interested part-time and full-time store positions may visit oceanstatejoblot.com/careers-store-team to apply. OSJL offers a competitive salary and benefits package including: flexible hours; medical, vision and dental insurance, if eligible; profit participation; service awards; paid time off; 401K; store discount and more.

SMALL RUMINANT PARASITE CONTROL COURSE: Parasites are the most important limiting factor in small ruminant flocks. Join the CAAHP team and Ashley Pierce to learn how to monitor, treat, and prevent parasites in your flock, herd, or flerd! This meeting will take place on March 25, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. via Zoom. This online course will discuss the lifecycle and biology of parasites affecting small ruminants, how to use the 5-point check, FAMACHA, and fecal testing to monitor your flock health and provide best practice procedures for treating your animals with de-wormers to avoid parasite resistance. This course is part of a statewide grant from the New York Farm Viability Institute that provides methods and materials to local County Extension offices to teach and host parasite mitigation strategies. Once you have taken the course and learned the basic techniques, you may gain access to the lab materials on-site at the Extension office and work with your local educators to complete your own samples. We are hoping to have the lab open for at least one day each month during the growing season for producers to run their own samples, catch up with their local educators and growers, and access the latest strategies for protecting your animals. Register online at https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=119.

VIRTUAL HISTORY PROGRAM: In honor of National Potato Chip Day – Sunday, March 14th – the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will welcome renowned potato chip historian, Alan Richer, for a virtual program. “Take a Bite Out of History: From Saratoga Chip to Potato Chip” will take place on Thursday, March 25 at 7PM. Join the Foundation on Zoom or Facebook Live to learn about the alternative origins of the chip – including the players, facts, myths, and mystery. This program is open to the public for a suggested contribution of $10 and pre-registration is required to attend on Zoom. More information about how to register is available online at www.saratogapreservation.org/calendar/special-programs/.

VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.

VIRTUAL COMEDY NIGHT: The Veterans Business Council of the Saratoga County Chamber is proud to host a virtual evening of comedy with top comedians Chris Monty “What’s the Worst that Can Happen” and Chris Roach of “Kevin Can Wait” to benefit local veterans. Funds will be raised by the opportunity to donate any amount for admission to the virtual event. There is also a fabulous silent auction with lots of great items donated by local businesses to raise additional funds. Visit www.saratoga.org to register or for further information. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Denise Romeo, Saratoga County Chamber at (518) 584-3255.

Friday, March 26

LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.

DRIVE-THRU CHOWDER FEST: St. Luke’s on the Hill Annual Chowder Fest -Drive Thru Only – Friday March 26, 4 pm to 6:30 pm at 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville. Choices are: Manhattan Clam Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, Creamy Corn Chowder. By the Quart $10 (served cold). Each quart will come with free single scoop Stewart’s Ice cream certificate. Limit 4 certificates per family, while supplies last. Pre-order call Tara – 518-577-7772 Limited supply available day of event. www.stlukesonthehill.org.

Saturday, March 27

COMMUNITY MEAL: Bethel Baptist’s Community Meal will be on Saturday, March 27 from 1-3pm. Delivery/takeouts. Bethel Baptist Church is located at 2165 Fifth Ave. in Troy. 518-274-4303.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at The Church at Newtown Road, located at 142 Lower Newtown Rd. in Waterford. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: St Luke’s Recovery Resource Center Speaker Series presents “Gone but Not Forgotten: Grieving death through the disease of addiction” Saturday, March 27, 4pm Eucharist, 5pm BYO Bag Dinner, 5:30pm Speaker Series, Memorial Candle Lighting, Encouraging Families of Loss. Turning Pain into Purpose, Heartache to healing, Stigma into Understanding. Speakers: Julie Brennan, MC, Susan Hayes-Masa ~ Not in Vain/Megan’s Story & Advocacy, Ken & Maureen Provost/ RAIS ~ Comfort & Healing through Purpose, Dcn Lynne Curtis ~ Walking through the Grief Process. Facebook Livestream. St Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville, NY. www.stlukesonthehill.org. 518.664.4834.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY EVENT: The Capital District Genealogical Society cordially invites you to join us Saturday March 27, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. via Zoom for A National Genealogical Society Quarterly Case Study: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition. Speaker LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is a trustee and current president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. The speaker will provide information needed to make sound decisions on when DNA tests can or should be used in genealogical research, and how to meet the DNA-specific genealogy standards for accuracy and completeness. The lecture will include an overview of available direct-to-consumer tests, a discussion of the elements of a targeted testing plan, and information about analyzing DNA test results. This will be a Zoom meeting. There is a 100 person limit. Registration is free and will open to the public approximately Mar 16, 2021. See our website under meetings and events. Please join us! This session will not be recorded. www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org.

Sunday, March 28

FAMOUS LADIES TEA: Celebrate Women’s History Month and support literacy programs in Rensselaer County and Albany County at the all-virtual Famous Ladies’ Tea, Sunday, March 28, 1:00-4:00p.m. Local actresses will portray ten notable women including Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Temple Black, Anne LaBastille,and Doris Day. Raffle tickets are available in advance. Single tickets to the virtual Famous Ladies’ Tea with lunch are $45. Boxed lunches (to be picked up 3/27) will include three mini croissant sandwiches (chicken salad, egg salad, ham and gruyere) with a side order of Chef salad. Tickets without lunch are $30. A box of tea-themed cookies can be purchased for $20. Payment is required in advance, online at www.lvorc.org or by check to Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County, 65 First Street, Troy, NY 12180. A link to the event will be sent to registered guests. For more information, call (518) 244-4650 or visit www.lvorc.org.

BOOK DISCUSSION: Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion – Sunday, March 28, 6 p.m. Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Hosted on Zoom by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. Call or use the Contact us form at www.newthoughtnewyork.org for Meeting ID and discussion questions. For more information, visit our meetup.com group, Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures or call (518) 366-9918.

THE MARKETPLACE: To help support local business and vendors, Make It Up State and the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market partnered to launch The Marketplace, a Sunday marketplace that features local handmade goods and food. Running every Sunday through March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in the former Price Chopper in Lansingburgh (865 2nd Avenue, Troy NY), currently the winter home of the Saturday Troy Waterfront Farmers Market. The event will follow all of the COVID safety procedures and regulations that the farmers market has enacted since the beginning of New York On Pause, including required wearing of masks by all in attendance, socially distanced shopping and vending, and regulated occupancy.

Monday, March 29

GUIDED MEDITATION: The Troy Public Library will offer Meditation Classes on Mondays, March 8th – 29th at 6:30PM. Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help you reduce stress, get recharged, and possibly get you “blissed-out” while seated comfortably in a chair. Led by Stress Management Coach Michael Fuselli, with over 35 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners are always welcome. Registration is required. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. Please register by calling 518-274-7071, online at www.thetroylibrary.org or by stopping at the information desk. This program is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 30

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30 at the Poestenkill Fire Department, located on Route 355 in Poestenkill. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30 at the Desmond Hotel, located at 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. March 30 — Value of the Arts, by Diane Bargiel, Humanities Division Chair and Associate Professor of Music at SUNY Adirondack. April 6 — The Gangsters of Saratoga: The True History of Gambling, Crime & the Mafia in the Spa City, by Gregory Veitch, author and retired Saratoga Springs Chief of Police and adjunct faculty of Criminal Justice at SUNY Adirondack. April 13 — Between Two Waters and Many Worlds: A (Re)Introduction to Fort Ticonderoga, by Matthew Keagle, Ph.D, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.

VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.

Wednesday, March 31

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 400 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

CLIMATE CHANGE TALK: The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will host a virtual conversation with Congressman Paul Tonko and a panel of student activists on Climate Change: Solutions from the National to Local Level. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 31st from 6:45 to 8:30 and will be moderated by Professor Anne Ernst, Environmental Studies and Sciences at Skidmore College. Congressman Paul Tonko will discuss the actions and goals of the federal government in regard to climate change in the current administration, followed by a panel of youth activists discussing local initiatives. This online presentation is open to the public via Zoom is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Sustainable Saratoga. Please register in advance by going to the League website, http://www.lwvsaratoga.org and go to Events. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursday, April 1

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. They typically take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River St, Troy, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted on the city’s website. All meetings are open to the public. At monthly regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. The city is currently live-streaming Council meetings on the Troy City Council YouTube page at www.youtube.com/troycitycouncil.

VIRTUAL HORSE SYMPOSIUM: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. This three-week program is offered for adult horse owners, business owners, and horse enthusiasts in the Capital Region and beyond. This year, classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks starting March 16 and ending April 1. Topics include: Sound Development of Young Horses, An introduction to Liability Risks: New York’s Agricultural Tourism Act and Negligence in the Horse Industry, Equine Law: Legal Issues for Participants in the Horse Industry, and more. Each session will be hosted virtually at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In addition to the virtual classes, there will be an option for participants to receive educational packets with resources for each presentation. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.

CCE PROGRAM: The Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program and CCE Albany County are pleased to announce an upcoming event, What Rental Rate Should I Charge for My Land? This online meeting will be held on April 1, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM via Zoom. Do you own land that you rent to farmers? Are you a farmer who rents land for your farm business? A one-night virtual meeting for rural farmland owners who are lessors and farmers who are lessees will offer information about how to establish farm rental rates. With a better understanding of how farm rental rates are established, both lessors and lessees will be satisfied and have a lower risk of misunderstanding farmland rental agreements. Dayton Maxwell, Nicole Tommell and Steve Hadcock will share information from a farm rental rate survey that has been conducted in the six counties the CAAHP team covers. The presenters will also share various ways for lessors to determine a farm rental rate for the property they wish to rent. The price of this event is $20 per family. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/WhatRentalRate or contact [email protected] or 518-765-3518 for assistance in registering. You will be sent a link to join the Zoom meeting once your registration is complete. Questions should be directed to Steve Hadcock at [email protected] or 518-380-1497.

Friday, April 2

LENTEN FISH FRY DINNERS: The Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, located at 328 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host Fish Fry Dinners beginning Friday, Feb.19 through and continuing every Friday through and including Good Friday, April 2. Menu: Fish Fry or Clam Roll served with French Fries or Onion Rings, Coleslaw and Dessert, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Take Out Only, pre-order by calling 518 892 3750. Please advise requested pick-up time. Masks and Social Distancing required. Cost: $10 per dinner. www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/events.

FAMILY FUN EQUINE TRIVIA: CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, is gearing up to host ist second Virtual Horse Symposium in March. New this year, the event will include a Family Fun Equine Trivia Night on April 2 that promises to be a fun and educational experience. Anyone can join this interactive virtual event. Attendees also have the option to purchase a handcrafted charcuterie box that can be picked up locally in Ballston Spa. More information about the Virtual Horse Symposium is available online at http://ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine/saratoga-horse-symposium, where anyone can follow the link to register for the event. Questions about the event can be directed to Hughes at [email protected] or 518-885-8995.

Saturday, April 3

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Tuesday, April 6

RACE IN AMERICA: At 6 p.m. on Tuesdays April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group through the Troy Public Library. This reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We will discuss this topic in order to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, expanding beyond the black-white binary and our understanding of race, and develop a deeper understanding of the interlocking forces of systemic racism. This group will be led by Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns, Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY Albany. Copies of the books will be available after March 1st. The first book the group will read is Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts Please have this book read for the April 6th meeting. This program is supported by Humanities New York. Humanities New York is a private, non-profit organization that helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic participation. Registration is required and is limited. This program, designed for community members ages 16+, will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or visit www.thetroylibrary.org.

BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. April 6 — The Gangsters of Saratoga: The True History of Gambling, Crime & the Mafia in the Spa City, by Gregory Veitch, author and retired Saratoga Springs Chief of Police and adjunct faculty of Criminal Justice at SUNY Adirondack. April 13 — Between Two Waters and Many Worlds: A (Re)Introduction to Fort Ticonderoga, by Matthew Keagle, Ph.D, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.

Wednesday, April 7

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at Troy Hilton Garden Inn, located at 235 Hoosick St. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

SHORT STORY CAFE: Short Story Reading and Discussion Group – On Wednesdays, February 24th – April 7th at 6PM (no meeting March 31st), Short Story writer David Sylvester will lead a reading and discussion group at the Troy Public Library. Local short-story writer Dave Sylvester hosts The Short Story Café, an informal discussion of the short story form that examines how writers handle structural elements such as plot, character and theme in their writing. Each week we will read and discuss two stories by well-known (and some lesser-known!) masters of the form. Copies of the stories will be available in advance and should be read before the discussions. This program will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device. The first set of stories will be emailed to you one week prior to the first class and will be available at the information desk of the main library. For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Thursday, April 8

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 at Starpoint Church, located at 410 21st Century Park Dr. in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, April 10

LASAGNA DINNER: Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256, Order of the Eastern Star, in East Greenbush is holding a takeout Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, April 10th from 4:30 – 6 pm at the Masonic Temple which is located at 710 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. The cost of the dinner is $15 which includes lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. Reservations should be made by April 3rd by calling Barbara at 518-772-1662.

Tuesday, April 13

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 400 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. April 13 — Between Two Waters and Many Worlds: A (Re)Introduction to Fort Ticonderoga, by Matthew Keagle, Ph.D, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.

Wednesday, April 14

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Thursday, April 15

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located at 110 8th St. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, April 16

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 16 at the SUNY Health Sciences Campus, located at 1 University Pl. in Rensselaer. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, April 17

MALTA INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Shop in comfort and safety this winter in a 21,000-square-foot building with heat, restrooms, a snack bar and private parking. Keep treasure hunting while keeping warm! 75+ vendor spaces. COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. Shop antiques, clothing, collectibles, crafts, furniture, jewelry, lighting, tools, toys and much more. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 at the former Treepaad Fun Center, located at 2381 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at maltaflea.com.

Tuesday, April 20

RACE IN AMERICA: At 6 p.m. on Tuesdays April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group through the Troy Public Library. This reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We will discuss this topic in order to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, expanding beyond the black-white binary and our understanding of race, and develop a deeper understanding of the interlocking forces of systemic racism. This group will be led by Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns, Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY Albany. Copies of the books will be available after March 1st. The first book the group will read is Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts Please have this book read for the April 6th meeting. This program is supported by Humanities New York. Humanities New York is a private, non-profit organization that helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic participation. Registration is required and is limited. This program, designed for community members ages 16+, will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or visit www.thetroylibrary.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, located at 2024 Rt. 40 in Schaghticoke. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES: SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education is pleased to present the Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 to April 20. Remote via Zoom. Price: $25. The lectures will be presented through Zoom by a combination of SUNY Adirondack distinguished faculty members and local experts. Each 45-minute lecture is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Grab your favorite lunch, and then sit back and enjoy the presentations from the comfort of your own home. April 20 — Adirondack Geology: A Focus on the Lake George Region, by Rick Landry, Naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. Participants can sign up online at https://form.jotform.com/93365150689163, by email at [email protected], by phone at 518.743.2238 or by faxing a completed registration form to 518.743.2318. Processing occurs during normal business hours.

Wednesday, April 21

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 at American Legion Port 1489, located at 111 Main Ave in Wynantskill. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Thursday, April 22

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at West Sand Lake Fire Department, located at 3697 Rt. 43 in West Sand Lake. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, April 24

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 at Our Lady of Victory Church, located at 55 North Lake Ave. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, April 26

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 26 at Troy Hilton Garden Inn, located at 235 Hoosick St. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, April 28

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 400 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Saturday, May 1

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Tuesday, May 4

RACE IN AMERICA: At 6 p.m. on Tuesdays April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group through the Troy Public Library. This reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We will discuss this topic in order to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, expanding beyond the black-white binary and our understanding of race, and develop a deeper understanding of the interlocking forces of systemic racism. This group will be led by Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns, Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY Albany. Copies of the books will be available after March 1st. The first book the group will read is Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts Please have this book read for the April 6th meeting. This program is supported by Humanities New York. Humanities New York is a private, non-profit organization that helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic participation. Registration is required and is limited. This program, designed for community members ages 16+, will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or visit www.thetroylibrary.org.

Wednesday, May 5

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Thursday, May 6

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. They typically take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River St, Troy, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted on the city’s website. All meetings are open to the public. At monthly regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. The city is currently live-streaming Council meetings on the Troy City Council YouTube page at www.youtube.com/troycitycouncil.

Saturday, May 8

HORSE TACK SWAP MEET: To celebrate the completion of the new Horse Arena the Washington County Fairgrounds will be kicking off the 2021 season with a Horse Tack Swap Meet on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Many have spent 2020 organizing barns, attics, and basements, now take the final step and get rid of all of your gently used horse-related tack and equipment! Businesses and Non-Profits with equine-related business and services are welcome to apply for booth space as well. Booth Spaces are $10.00 for a 10×10 booth – set up a table or bring your horse trailer or truck to display your items for sale. Booth signs ups are available on the Washington County Fairground website or by calling the Fairgrounds at 518-692-2464. Throughout the day equine demonstrations on equine care and equine-related events presented by the Washington County Draft Animal Association and the Tri-State Liberty Club will be happening throughout the grounds. Whether you have been around horses your whole life or just getting started this event is sure to have something for everyone!

Wednesday, May 12

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Tuesday, May 18

RACE IN AMERICA: At 6 p.m. on Tuesdays April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group through the Troy Public Library. This reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We will discuss this topic in order to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, expanding beyond the black-white binary and our understanding of race, and develop a deeper understanding of the interlocking forces of systemic racism. This group will be led by Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns, Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY Albany. Copies of the books will be available after March 1st. The first book the group will read is Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts Please have this book read for the April 6th meeting. This program is supported by Humanities New York. Humanities New York is a private, non-profit organization that helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic participation. Registration is required and is limited. This program, designed for community members ages 16+, will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or visit www.thetroylibrary.org.

Wednesday, May 19

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Sunday, May 23

ALBANY RECORD RIOT: The Albany Record Riot returns to Ramada Plaza Albany, 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext. inAlbany, for another round of mad vinyl digging! Over 50 tables of LPs, CDs & 45s, dealers from all over the northeast. Due to COVID restrictions, we’ll be limiting the number of people in the room, masks will be required, free hand sanitizer & masks at the door. $10 early admission at 8 AM, $3 starts at 10 AM. Great family fun! Stay tuned for more info at www.facebook.com/recordriots.

Monday, May 24

SPRING FEVER GOLF TOURNAMENT: Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, which raises money for women and girls both locally and globally, will host a Spring Fever Golf Tournament on Monday, May 24 at Saratoga National Golf Club, with consecutive tee times starting at 7:45 a.m. The cost is $250/per golfer and the ticket includes access to the driving range, golf cart, light breakfast, lunch and a sit-down dinner (to-go option available). Additional information about the event and sponsorship can be found online at https://soroptimistsaratoga.org/springfever.

Wednesday, May 26

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Tuesday, June 1

RACE IN AMERICA: At 6 p.m. on Tuesdays April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group through the Troy Public Library. This reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We will discuss this topic in order to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, expanding beyond the black-white binary and our understanding of race, and develop a deeper understanding of the interlocking forces of systemic racism. This group will be led by Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns, Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY Albany. Copies of the books will be available after March 1st. The first book the group will read is Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts Please have this book read for the April 6th meeting. This program is supported by Humanities New York. Humanities New York is a private, non-profit organization that helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic participation. Registration is required and is limited. This program, designed for community members ages 16+, will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or visit www.thetroylibrary.org.

Wednesday, June 2

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Thursday, June 3

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. They typically take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River St, Troy, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted on the city’s website. All meetings are open to the public. At monthly regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. The city is currently live-streaming Council meetings on the Troy City Council YouTube page at www.youtube.com/troycitycouncil.

Saturday, June 5

RUN FOR WOMEN: POSTPONED – Officials at the Freihofer’s Run for Women (FRW) today announced that the event’s 43rd edition, which was originally set for Saturday, June 5, has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 25 in downtown Albany. The event will feature an in-person 5K, Junior 3K and Kids’ Run featuring CDC- and New York state-mandated safety measures. Virtual options will also be offered for both the 5K and Junior 3K. Registration for the event will open late spring at freihofersrun.com. With the Run for Women pushed off until later this year, organizers plan to shift the start of the event’s popular Training Challenge from Monday, March 22 to Monday, July 12. The program is an 11-week program for runners of all abilities. It follows a beginner’s 5K training plan and features small groups led by mentors, as well as a virtual option. For more information, visit freihofersrun.com. From the home page, you can also link to the event’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Wednesday, June 9

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Tuesday, June 15

RACE IN AMERICA: At 6 p.m. on Tuesdays April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15, Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will lead a Race in America: A Reading and Discussion Group through the Troy Public Library. This reading and discussion series will explore the inception, inculcation, and function of race in American society. We will discuss this topic in order to improve our understanding of systematic, and social, inclusion and exclusion in American systems. Our goal is to tease out the implicit ways race serves as a real, and imagined, force in the lives of all Americans. This group will explore racial dynamics in America, expanding beyond the black-white binary and our understanding of race, and develop a deeper understanding of the interlocking forces of systemic racism. This group will be led by Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns, Professor of Africana Studies at SUNY Albany. Copies of the books will be available after March 1st. The first book the group will read is Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts Please have this book read for the April 6th meeting. This program is supported by Humanities New York. Humanities New York is a private, non-profit organization that helps all New Yorkers to lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic participation. Registration is required and is limited. This program, designed for community members ages 16+, will be presented using Zoom. Joining the presentation will require the installation of the Zoom client on your computer (microphone and speakers required for audio, camera for video) or the Zoom app on your mobile device.For more information and to register call the library at 518-274-7071 or visit www.thetroylibrary.org.

Wednesday, June 16

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Wednesday, June 23

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Wednesday, June 30

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Route 40 to Route 67 East. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 111 & Route 67. Open 9-12 on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of each month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots and household goods every week. We have a great variety of career clothing, special occasion dresses, jewelry, purses, toys and over 1000 books. Masks and social distancing are required.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Thursday, Sept. 2

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Friday, Sept. 3

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Saturday, Sept. 4

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Sunday, Sept. 5

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Monday, Sept. 6

SCHAGHTICOKE FAIR: The 2021 Schaghticoke Fair, featuring agriculture and entertainment, is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds, located at 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd. in Schaghticoke. More details will be announced soon at www.schaghticokefair.com.

Saturday, Sept. 25

RUN FOR WOMEN: Officials at the Freihofer’s Run for Women (FRW) today announced that the event’s 43rd edition, which was originally set for Saturday, June 5, has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 25 in downtown Albany. The event will feature an in-person 5K, Junior 3K and Kids’ Run featuring CDC- and New York state-mandated safety measures. Virtual options will also be offered for both the 5K and Junior 3K. Registration for the event will open late spring at freihofersrun.com. With the Run for Women pushed off until later this year, organizers plan to shift the start of the event’s popular Training Challenge from Monday, March 22 to Monday, July 12. The program is an 11-week program for runners of all abilities. It follows a beginner’s 5K training plan and features small groups led by mentors, as well as a virtual option. For more information, visit freihofersrun.com. From the home page, you can also link to the event’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.



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