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Saturday, June 12

FREE CAR WASH WITH FOOD DONATION: For the 10th consecutive year, the staff at Hoffman Car Wash will be collecting food for local area food pantries. On Saturday, June 12th, and Sunday, June 13th, Hoffman Car Wash will provide a free car wash with a non-perishable food item donation. Hoffman Car Wash has partnered with 12 different food pantries to bolster the pantries’ food supply. Each Hoffman Car Wash location will donate the collected items to a food pantry in its neighborhood. Items that are most needed include the following: canned meat or fish, canned entrees (stew, ravioli, etc.), canned fruit in juice, canned spaghetti sauce, canned soup, hot or cold cereal, canned 100% juice, and peanut butter and jelly. To participate, individuals simply need to donate one non-perishable food item at any Exterior or Full Service location. Information regarding the free wash event is available online at hoffmancarwash.com/food-drive.

CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Valley Falls United Methodist Church is holding a takeout only chicken barbecue on Saturday, June 12. The menu includes chicken, pasta salad, baked beans, a roll, and a brownie. Pick-up will be at the church, 16 State Street, Valley Falls at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Call Bob or Sharon at 518-541-3039 for reservations and information.

BLOOD DRIVE: On Saturday June 12th, 2021 the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus #3394 will host a Red Cross Blood Drive at 328 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, N.Y. 12110. The Blood Drive will be held from 9 AM to 2 PM to schedule an appointment visit www.ResCrossBlood.org or call 1 800 RED Cross. Presenting donors will receive a coupon for a Pint of Stewarts Ice Cream/Gelato and a free T-Shirt! For further information www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/dinners/events.

FISHING HERITAGE DAY: The Schoharie River Center, an environmental and cultural center located at 2025 Burtonville Road, Esperance, announces its upcoming “Fishing Heritage Day,” a community open house devoted to fishing – including the art and craft of fishing and fishing lore. The outdoor event will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Demonstrations include woven basket creels, carved and painted fishing lures, bamboo fly rod construction and repair, fish taxidermy, and tied fishing flies. Participating artists will be on hand to demonstrate their arts and to answer questions. The day also features hands-on macroinvertebrate identification, led by the youth of the Schoharie River Center’s Environmental Study Team, and raffles of wildlife art and fishing gear. Admission is by donation. Families are welcome. All COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, including the wearing of masks and social distancing protocols. For further information, please contact John McKeeby, Executive Director, Schoharie River Center at 518-875-6230.

ANTIQUE OUTBOARD MOTOR SWAP MEET: Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club Inc. president Michael Glenn announces that an Antique Outboard Motor Swap Meet of the Chapter will be held at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park, 17-19 Demars Blvd, Tupper Lake, New York. The event is planned for Saturday, June 12, 2021. Attendees come from throughout the Northeast as well as local members and the general public is welcome to attend at no cost. There is no admission fee and no fee to display/buy/sell/trade. The day is planned to begin at 9:00 AM as a casual open air event that is expected to last until 2:00 pm. The event includes the buying, selling and trading of antique and classic outboard motors, boats and related items from attendees/vendors. Additional vendors are welcome at no cost. The general public is welcome. There will be food available for a donation for morning coffee and donuts and at lunchtime at noontime there will be The Pork BBQ trailer, “PorkBusters BBQ” as well as local eateries. The swap meet is held in an Antiques Roadshow type atmosphere and interested parties can get parts, advice and resources for their old outboard motors and boats, as well as an outlet to bring their motors to put them in the hands of a collector who can restore it. There will be judging of motors in several categories. The Chapter, organized in March of 2005 has experienced growth over the last 17 years. For further news of the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the AOMCI, please visit http://mglen2.wix.com/mohawkhudsonchapter#. For information about the national organization, please visit www.aomci.org.

THRIFT SHOP: The Corner Shoppe located at Cornerstone Comm .Church, 570 Third Ave., N Troy has a large inventory of home decor, clothing, housewares, toys, books, craft items. Masks and social distancing required- following CDC guidelines. Donations by appointment – please call 518-235-3851. Bargains galore! Friendly staff available to help with your shopping. Open every Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

JOB FAIR: The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a two-day job fair on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 to recruit workers for the 2021 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, which begins on Thursday, July 15 and continues through Monday, September 6. As announced by NYRA and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on May 27, the 2021 summer meet will re-open to fans at near full capacity following a season without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The job fair will take place at Saratoga Race Course within the open-air Events Pavilion. Interviews will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 11 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. Prospective summer employees should enter through the main gate at Union and East Avenues and park in the main lot. Unvaccinated individuals are required to complete a temperature check prior to entry, wear facial coverings while at Saratoga Race Course and adhere to social distancing guidelines to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. Opportunities at this year’s job fair will include: hospitality ambassadors; guest services; cashiers; admissions attendants; parking attendants; Bets Squad representatives; white caps/ushers; box office; betting clerks; general labor; security; porters; cooks; waitstaff; bussers; concessions supervisors and cashiers; cleaners; TV production; and technology support. Positions are available with NYRA, Integrated Staffing, Levy Restaurants, AllPro and Union Square Events. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age with New York State Certified Working Papers; prospective security guards, cashiers and betting clerks must be at least 18 years of age to apply. Security guards must have a high school degree or GED to apply. All applicants must bring a photo ID and social security card or I-9 alternative. For additional information visit NYRA.com/Saratoga.

FAMILY FUN DAY: Mohawk Chevrolet will host Family Fun Day as part of its Grand Opening Weekend. The dealership will welcome families to its new location in Malta for food vendors and fun activities. Kids and families alike will enjoy corn hole, Kan Jam, a coloring station, photobooth station, and more. The ladies will love shopping at the Haute Messes in Dresses mobile shopping boutique. Saturday, June 12, 2021, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mohawk Chevrolet, 639 State Route 67, Ballston Spa.

Sunday, June 13

FITNESS IN THE PARK: Troy’s Fitness in the Park has returned for a new season running through Aug. 8 providing free yoga classes for the public. The program will be held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. in William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. The Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® have continued to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents, students, businesses, and visitors. This summer, the Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome back participants without reservations. Check-in day of, with a covid-19 tracing questionnaire required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels and experiences will have the opportunity to learn different routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to begin a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After yoga, explore Downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get out and about and stay healthy! For more information about Fitness in the Park visit http://www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park/. For questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at info@troybid.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.

FREE CAR WASH WITH FOOD DONATION: For the 10th consecutive year, the staff at Hoffman Car Wash will be collecting food for local area food pantries. On Saturday, June 12th, and Sunday, June 13th, Hoffman Car Wash will provide a free car wash with a non-perishable food item donation. Hoffman Car Wash has partnered with 12 different food pantries to bolster the pantries’ food supply. Each Hoffman Car Wash location will donate the collected items to a food pantry in its neighborhood. Items that are most needed include the following: canned meat or fish, canned entrees (stew, ravioli, etc.), canned fruit in juice, canned spaghetti sauce, canned soup, hot or cold cereal, canned 100% juice, and peanut butter and jelly. To participate, individuals simply need to donate one non-perishable food item at any Exterior or Full Service location. Information regarding the free wash event is available online at hoffmancarwash.com/food-drive.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

CARS & COFFEE SHOW: Sunday, June 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mohawk Chevrolet, 639 State Route 67, Ballston Spa. Mohawk Chevrolet will host the popular Cars and Coffee Show for those looking to experience the area’s best classic and sports vehicles. The Sunday morning event will take place at Mohawk Chevrolet’s new location in Malta as part of its Grand Opening Weekend celebration. Guests will have the opportunity to browse the classic cars while enjoying live music provided by Riley Williams Acoustics, a Mohawk Chevrolet photobooth station, and complimentary coffee and bagels.

INTERNATIONAL CUISINE FESTIVAL: World Awareness Children’s Museum (WACM) will be hosting its 31st International Cuisine Festival at the Lake George Festival Commons on June 13, 2021, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Guests will enjoy the outdoors while dining on a wide array of delicious international foods from a variety of great local restaurants! Ticket purchases, raffle and silent auction proceeds, and sponsorships will help raise funds for museum projects including programs for community children and families, Sensory Friendly Mornings for children with sensory processing sensitivities, and Museum Summer Camp scholarships to allow local kids to attend camp for free. Children are encouraged to attend with parents! Two of our special guests are Albert EinSwine and Tammy Swine-ette, therapy pigs who love bringing smiles to children’s faces. Guests will also enjoy live music by The Colour Real and Reily Williams, special children’s activities, lawn games, and more. Included in our list of participating restaurants are Thai Sushi Aroy Dee, La Cocina Mexicana, Mama Riso’s, Tandoori Grill, Alif Café, Maureen Chase Catering, Swamp Dawgs, Rachel’s Café & Spice Company, Morgan & Co., The Tavern, and many more! Interested parties may learn more and purchase tickets at http://wacm.ticketleap.com or call 518-793-2773.

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.

FIVE STEPS TO FREEDOM: Learning to Pray Affirmatively – six Tuesdays, beginning June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn a method of prayer that has been helping people for nearly a century to transform their lives to live with more joy, more peace, more love, and more abundance. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

ROCHMON RECORD CLUB: On Tuesday June 15th The Rochmon Record Club will converge Live in Caffe’ Lena (limited Seating) and Virtually via Zoom to listen and learn about The Santana’s 2nd album “Abraxas”. “Abraxas”, released in 1970, took the world by storm, and doubled down on Carlos Santana’s interpretation of American Blues through which he explored the music of Mexico and South America. We take a deep dive into this classic album! “Abraxas features “Black Magic Woman”, “Oy Como Va”, “Samba Pa Ti”, “Hope Your Feeling Better” and 5 more! Log on to caffelena.org to buy a seat for the in-person show! Caffe Lena is now selling tickets by the pod. If you’d like to attend the show with another party please be sure to purchase your tickets together since we will no longer be seating separate parties together due to COVID-19 regulations. Log on to caffelena.org to reserve your zoom tickets!

Wednesday, June 16

PRESERVE THE BOUNTY: A series of virtual home food preservation classes will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County this spring and summer. Wednesday, June 16th from 1 to 2:30pm Jammin’! Making jam or jelly seems to be everyone’s favorite food preservation activity, but it is not necessarily easy! Come learn the magic behind making sweet spreads and the basics of boiling water canning. Register here: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pc-qsrD4tH9YPmJ2MS6NbHmjfxOgEEJ83. Classes are virtual (via Zoom) until further notice. Call or email Karen with any questions or if you have trouble registering. Leave a message at 518- 765-3552.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Thursday, June 17

UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE: Join the Troy Public Library on Thursdays, May 20th – June 17th from 6:30PM – 7:30PM for our Understanding Shakespeare workshop. This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare’s plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello.” Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop. Please have Act One read for the May 20 discussion. This program is free and open to the public. This program will be conducted using Zoom. Registration is necessary. For more information and to register, call the library at 274-7071 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.

EXPERTS NEXT DOOR: The Saratoga County History Center is pleased to announce the upcoming episodes of the popular virtual speaker series “Experts Next Door.” The program connects Saratoga County residents with experts on a wide variety of topics. The episodes are casual, fun, entertaining, and informative. Audience participation is encouraged. Thursday, June 17, 7 pm: “New York, Joseph Smith, and the Fight for Religious Freedom” with Dr. Spencer McBride, Associate Managing Historian of the Joseph Smith Papers Project. Dr. McBride, a prominent historian and published author, will be discussing his newest book and exploring the remarkable, though short-lived, political career of Joseph Smith, the New Yorker who founded Mormonism, waged a literal war for religious freedom, and launched a quixotic run for the White House. Episodes are free for SCHC members, and $5 for non-members. Please register in advance at www.brooksidemuseum.org. Registrants will receive a Zoom link and other relevant information. For questions, please contact Isobel Connell at isobel@brooksidemuseum.org.

THRIFT SHOP: The Corner Shoppe located at Cornerstone Comm .Church, 570 Third Ave., N Troy has a large inventory of home decor, clothing, housewares, toys, books, craft items. Masks and social distancing required- following CDC guidelines. Donations by appointment – please call 518-235-3851. Bargains galore! Friendly staff available to help with your shopping. Open every Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, June 19

LANSINGBURGH HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR: Our last Lansingburgh Historical Walking tour for this summer will be held on Saturday, June 19,2021. This tour is lead by historian Michael Barrett and lasts about 2 hours. Your tour will begin at 11:00 am at the Melville House, 2 114th St., Troy, N.Y. 12182. Lansingburgh pre-dates Troy with settlement starting before 1740 and the founding of Abraham Lansing’s village, “New City” in 1771. Several pre-revolutionary buildings are in this walk including the Revolutionary War Hospital. You will also see and hear about several industries and old homes, including President Chester Arthur’s. Make your reservation by June 12, 2021 by calling Mary Ellen or John Ward at 518-885-4295. Mail your check to Lansingburgh Historical Society, P.O. Box 219, Troy, NY 12182.

THRIFT SHOP: The Corner Shoppe located at Cornerstone Comm .Church, 570 Third Ave., N Troy has a large inventory of home decor, clothing, housewares, toys, books, craft items. Masks and social distancing required- following CDC guidelines. Donations by appointment – please call 518-235-3851. Bargains galore! Friendly staff available to help with your shopping. Open every Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

Sunday, June 20

FITNESS IN THE PARK: Troy’s Fitness in the Park has returned for a new season running through Aug. 8 providing free yoga classes for the public. The program will be held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. in William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. The Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® have continued to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents, students, businesses, and visitors. This summer, the Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome back participants without reservations. Check-in day of, with a covid-19 tracing questionnaire required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels and experiences will have the opportunity to learn different routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to begin a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After yoga, explore Downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get out and about and stay healthy! For more information about Fitness in the Park visit http://www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park/. For questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at info@troybid.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.

DAD FEST: The City of Albany presents Dad Fest, a free Father’s Day event in Washington Park Sunday, June 20th! Dad Fest will feature a classic car show, from 10am to 2 p.m. The car show will highlight all of your favorite classic cars as well as vintage 80’s cars! In the event of inclement weather, Dad Fest will be rescheduled to June 27th. Trophy Presentation starts at 2pm! Sign up to showcase your car by emailing: oldcorvettes@gmail.com For more information on registration visit: www.dadfestcarshow.com. For more information on Dad Fest and all of the City of Albany’s free, family-friendly events, visit www.albanyevents.org, call 518.434.2032 or follow albanyNYevents on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

SUNDAE ON THE FARM: Saratoga County’s Annual Sundae on the Farm is back! After heavy rainfall forced the cancelation of the 2019 event and Covid-19 canceled everything last year, the 2021 tour is set and ready to go! As always, the event will take place on Father’s Day, but new this year it will be a Self-Driven Tour. On Sunday June 20, 2021 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM participants are invited to the Mill Creek Farm in Stillwater. From the comfort of their vehicles, families will be provided an audio recording featuring local farm families talking about all things Saratoga County Agriculture. Families will get to see dairy cows, beef cows, meat sheep, horses, and farm equipment. They will even get to try their luck at the Golden Horseshoe Hunt! And because no Sundae on the Farm would be complete without an actual SUNDAE, King Dairy and Stewart’s Shops are donating Ice Cream Coupons for everyone who comes out (while supplies last). Redeem the coupons at any Stewarts or King Dairy location. This event is Free, fun, and family-friendly. It is the perfect tradition to celebrate Father’s Day! For more information, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County 518-885-8995. Mill Creek Farm is located at 1019 County Road 70, Stillwater, NY. It is owned and operated by Anne Morgan, Michael Morgan, Samantha Little, and in memory of Tim Little.

Monday, June 21

DECODING THE MYSTERIES OF CATS: Ever wonder watch your cat do something crazy and wonder what they could be thinking? Monday, June 21st, at 6:00 pm, Feline Behaviorist, Stephen Quandt, most recently the Feline Behavior Coordinator for the Animal Care Centers of NYC (nycacc.org) and of the ASPCA.org will be speaking at this feline behavior webinar for the public that explains cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that help shape their lives. There will be a Q&A at the end where you can ask general behavior questions or questions that pertain to your own feline friend! This program will be conducted via zoom. Please register using your email address so that we can send you a link to the presentation. This program is free and open to the public. Please register online at www.thetroylibrary.org or by calling (518)274-7071.

Tuesday, June 22

FIVE STEPS TO FREEDOM: Learning to Pray Affirmatively – six Tuesdays, beginning June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn a method of prayer that has been helping people for nearly a century to transform their lives to live with more joy, more peace, more love, and more abundance. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

Wednesday, June 23

ARTS CENTER GALA: The Arts Center of the Capital Region has amended the plans for its 2021 Gala following new guidance from the CDC and Governor Cuomo. Originally scheduled to take place across three venues, the gala will now be spread across just two: in the Main Gallery of the Arts Center and outside at Monument Square on Broadway. Each location will accommodate up to 75 guests and be outfitted with a full bar and catering from Franklin Plaza Ballroom. The gala will be held on June 23, 2021 from 6-9PM. Tickets for General Admission and Honorary Committee are on sale now on The Arts Center’s website: https://www.artscenteronline.org/events/2021-gala/. The Arts Center is also offering a Stay at Home ticket option for those who are unable or uncomfortable attending in person and still want to support us. There will be no virtual programming, but the Silent Auction will be available online for all who wish to bid. The gala is the Arts Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year and we look forward to celebrating with our many generous supporters.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Thursday, June 24

THRIFT SHOP: The Corner Shoppe located at Cornerstone Comm .Church, 570 Third Ave., N Troy has a large inventory of home decor, clothing, housewares, toys, books, craft items. Masks and social distancing required- following CDC guidelines. Donations by appointment – please call 518-235-3851. Bargains galore! Friendly staff available to help with your shopping. Open every Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

Friday, June 25

TROY NIGHT OUT: Last Friday of every month – 5 to 9 p.m. – downtown Troy. Troy Night Out is an extended evening highlighting shops, restaurants, arts and culture that takes place on the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. Attendees are able to support virtually or stroll throughout the streets and businesses, enjoying art openings, music performances, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Call in for to-go orders or shop items for curbside pick-up, watch live performances through Facebook, gather friends and family virtually the Last Friday of each month to connect, support and relax! Business Listings are updated monthly online at downtowntroy.org.

Saturday, June 26

THRIFT SHOP: The Corner Shoppe located at Cornerstone Comm .Church, 570 Third Ave., N Troy has a large inventory of home decor, clothing, housewares, toys, books, craft items. Masks and social distancing required- following CDC guidelines. Donations by appointment – please call 518-235-3851. Bargains galore! Friendly staff available to help with your shopping. Open every Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

Sunday, June 27

FITNESS IN THE PARK: Troy’s Fitness in the Park has returned for a new season running through Aug. 8 providing free yoga classes for the public. The program will be held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. in William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. The Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® have continued to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents, students, businesses, and visitors. This summer, the Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome back participants without reservations. Check-in day of, with a covid-19 tracing questionnaire required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels and experiences will have the opportunity to learn different routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to begin a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After yoga, explore Downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get out and about and stay healthy! For more information about Fitness in the Park visit http://www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park/. For questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at info@troybid.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

CONSCIOUSNESS-RAISING BOOK DISCUSSION: Sunday, June 27, 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 Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore by Deepak Chopra. 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.

Monday, June 28

OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION: Southern Saratoga Art Society is hosting a free and open to the public oil painting demonstration with artist Takeyce Walter on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. To register please visit: www.southernsaratogaartist.com Takeyce Walter is an award winning contemporary American painter focusing on the natural landscapes of the Northeast, working primarily with oil paint and soft pastels. She is especially inspired by bodies of water and there is a great sense of familiarity, tranquility and reverence in each piece of her artwork. Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Tuesday, June 29

FIVE STEPS TO FREEDOM: Learning to Pray Affirmatively – six Tuesdays, beginning June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn a method of prayer that has been helping people for nearly a century to transform their lives to live with more joy, more peace, more love, and more abundance. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

Wednesday, June 30

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Thursday, July 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.

Saturday, July 3

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Sunday, July 4

FITNESS IN THE PARK: Troy’s Fitness in the Park has returned for a new season running through Aug. 8 providing free yoga classes for the public. The program will be held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. in William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. The Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® have continued to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents, students, businesses, and visitors. This summer, the Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome back participants without reservations. Check-in day of, with a covid-19 tracing questionnaire required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels and experiences will have the opportunity to learn different routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to begin a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After yoga, explore Downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get out and about and stay healthy! For more information about Fitness in the Park visit http://www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park/. For questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at info@troybid.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.

Tuesday, July 6

FIVE STEPS TO FREEDOM: Learning to Pray Affirmatively – six Tuesdays, beginning June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn a method of prayer that has been helping people for nearly a century to transform their lives to live with more joy, more peace, more love, and more abundance. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

Wednesday, July 7

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Friday, July 9

ADIRONDACK GREEK FESTIVAL: The 12th annual Adirondack Greek Festival hosted by St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls will be held on Friday & Saturday, July 9 & 10 from 12 to 7 pm on church grounds. We will be offering Take-Out only. No on-line or phone orders; in-person ordering only. Social distancing and face masks are optional. Come enjoy gyros, souvlaki, Greek salads, Greek fries, moussaka, spanakopita, baklava & other delicious pastries. New on the menu this year is a Greek burger! Opa! Free admission and parking. Take I 87 to Exit 17 N to US-9N for 5.5 miles. For more information, call 518-792-2359 (parish hall) or check us out on Facebook, Instagram, or www.sgforthodox.org.

Saturday, July 10

ADIRONDACK GREEK FESTIVAL: The 12th annual Adirondack Greek Festival hosted by St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls will be held on Friday & Saturday, July 9 & 10 from 12 to 7 pm on church grounds. We will be offering Take-Out only. No on-line or phone orders; in-person ordering only. Social distancing and face masks are optional. Come enjoy gyros, souvlaki, Greek salads, Greek fries, moussaka, spanakopita, baklava & other delicious pastries. New on the menu this year is a Greek burger! Opa! Free admission and parking. Take I 87 to Exit 17 N to US-9N for 5.5 miles. For more information, call 518-792-2359 (parish hall) or check us out on Facebook, Instagram, or www.sgforthodox.org.

Sunday, July 11

FITNESS IN THE PARK: Troy’s Fitness in the Park has returned for a new season running through Aug. 8 providing free yoga classes for the public. The program will be held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. in William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. The Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® have continued to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents, students, businesses, and visitors. This summer, the Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome back participants without reservations. Check-in day of, with a covid-19 tracing questionnaire required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels and experiences will have the opportunity to learn different routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to begin a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After yoga, explore Downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get out and about and stay healthy! For more information about Fitness in the Park visit http://www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park/. For questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at info@troybid.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

SECRET GARDENS TOUR: Tickets are on sale now for the 26 th annual Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour set for Sunday, July 11. The tour features a dozen unique gardens in Saratoga Springs (including three on one street), Ballston Spa, and Schuylerville. Visitors will find a wide variety of designs and plantings for both shade and sun. Some include water features, and others offer landscapes that incorporate one-of-a-kind mosaics and sculptures in both stone and metal. You’ll stroll through pergolas, follow a path to a monarch butterfly waystation, wander along a pond, meander past fruit trees and brush past grasses. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour, if still available. This is a self-guided tour, which will take place July 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Garden descriptions, a map and suggested driving directions are provided with the ticket, but you go at your own pace in the order you like. Visit www.soroptimistsaratoga.org to purchase tickets online, find locations for retail ticket sales and learn more about Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, a professional women’s service organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women, girls and their communities.

Tuesday, July 13

FIVE STEPS TO FREEDOM: Learning to Pray Affirmatively – six Tuesdays, beginning June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn a method of prayer that has been helping people for nearly a century to transform their lives to live with more joy, more peace, more love, and more abundance. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

Wednesday, July 14

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Sunday, July 18

FITNESS IN THE PARK: Troy’s Fitness in the Park has returned for a new season running through Aug. 8 providing free yoga classes for the public. The program will be held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. in William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. The Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® have continued to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents, students, businesses, and visitors. This summer, the Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome back participants without reservations. Check-in day of, with a covid-19 tracing questionnaire required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels and experiences will have the opportunity to learn different routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to begin a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After yoga, explore Downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get out and about and stay healthy! For more information about Fitness in the Park visit http://www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park/. For questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at info@troybid.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Wednesday, July 21

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Thursday, July 22

PRESERVE THE BOUNTY: A series of virtual home food preservation classes will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County this spring and summer. Thursday, July 22 from 6 to 7:30pm, Tomatoes 101 – Learn how to preserve this popular staple as I demonstrate how to safely put up simple diced tomatoes and salsa using a Boiling Water Canner. Register here: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvf-yuqD8vHdN11qTwP0oGFUrxS4mMzg-T. Classes are virtual (via Zoom) until further notice. Call or email Karen with any questions or if you have trouble registering. Leave a message at 518- 765-3552.

Friday, July 23

SARATOGA COUNTY FAIR: A three-day agricultural event will take place from Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, located at 162 Prospect St. in Ballston Spa. The event will include animal shows, truck, tractor and lawn mower pulls, demonstrations and fair food. More information will be announced soon at saratogacountyfair.org.

Saturday, July 24

SARATOGA COUNTY FAIR: A three-day agricultural event will take place from Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, located at 162 Prospect St. in Ballston Spa. The event will include animal shows, truck, tractor and lawn mower pulls, demonstrations and fair food. More information will be announced soon at saratogacountyfair.org.

Sunday, July 25

FITNESS IN THE PARK: Troy’s Fitness in the Park has returned for a new season running through Aug. 8 providing free yoga classes for the public. The program will be held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. in William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. The Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® have continued to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents, students, businesses, and visitors. This summer, the Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome back participants without reservations. Check-in day of, with a covid-19 tracing questionnaire required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels and experiences will have the opportunity to learn different routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to begin a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After yoga, explore Downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get out and about and stay healthy! For more information about Fitness in the Park visit http://www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park/. For questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at info@troybid.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.

SARATOGA COUNTY FAIR: A three-day agricultural event will take place from Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, located at 162 Prospect St. in Ballston Spa. The event will include animal shows, truck, tractor and lawn mower pulls, demonstrations and fair food. More information will be announced soon at saratogacountyfair.org.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Wednesday, July 28

BROOKS BBQ: Newtonville United Methodist Church is happy to announce its Brooks BBQ dates for 2021. NUMC is located at the corner of Rt. 9 and Maxwell Road near Siena College. Our dates for 2021 are: Thursday, May 13; Thursday, June 10; Wednesday, July 28; Thursday, September 16; and Thursday, October 7. We offer a chicken dinner for $11 or a rib dinner for $13. Dinners include a baked potato, roll, applesauce and a homemade brownie. We also offer the option of just meat – a half chicken for $8 or a half rack of ribs for $10. The doors will open at 3:30 PM and we will serve from 4:00 PM until we sell out. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please see our church website NUMC.net for additional COVID protocol.

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Friday, July 30

TROY NIGHT OUT: Last Friday of every month – 5 to 9 p.m. – downtown Troy. Troy Night Out is an extended evening highlighting shops, restaurants, arts and culture that takes place on the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. Attendees are able to support virtually or stroll throughout the streets and businesses, enjoying art openings, music performances, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Call in for to-go orders or shop items for curbside pick-up, watch live performances through Facebook, gather friends and family virtually the Last Friday of each month to connect, support and relax! Business Listings are updated monthly online at downtowntroy.org.

Sunday, Aug. 1

FITNESS IN THE PARK: Troy’s Fitness in the Park has returned for a new season running through Aug. 8 providing free yoga classes for the public. The program will be held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. in William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. The Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® have continued to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents, students, businesses, and visitors. This summer, the Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome back participants without reservations. Check-in day of, with a covid-19 tracing questionnaire required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels and experiences will have the opportunity to learn different routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to begin a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After yoga, explore Downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get out and about and stay healthy! For more information about Fitness in the Park visit http://www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park/. For questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at info@troybid.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: Waterford Knights of Columbus Breakfast Buffet and Omelet Station every first Sunday at the K of C Hall, 76 Grace St., Waterford. Social distancing and masks strictly enforced. A buffet featuring our famous Omelet Station, Eggs cooked to order, Pancakes, (plain and blueberry), sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, coffee, tea, orange and apple juices. Take a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. Each paid breakfast enters you to win a free breakfast. Takeout Available. Reservations preferred. Call 518-801-2506 $10 adult – $5 children. Children under 4 free. Masks required, unless seated.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Wednesday, Aug. 4

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Saturday, Aug. 7

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Sunday, Aug. 8

FITNESS IN THE PARK: Troy’s Fitness in the Park has returned for a new season running through Aug. 8 providing free yoga classes for the public. The program will be held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. in William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. The Downtown Troy BID and sponsor CDPHP® have continued to promote healthy living in Downtown Troy, aiming to improve the quality of life for residents, students, businesses, and visitors. This summer, the Downtown Troy BID is excited to welcome back participants without reservations. Check-in day of, with a covid-19 tracing questionnaire required. Please bring a mask, mat and water. Guests of all ages, levels and experiences will have the opportunity to learn different routines and poses. This popular series is the perfect way to begin a Sunday in Downtown Troy. After yoga, explore Downtown shops, restaurants, and attractions. Get out and about and stay healthy! For more information about Fitness in the Park visit http://www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park/. For questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID at info@troybid.org or by phone at (518) 279-7997.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone. The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Thursday, Aug. 12

PRESERVE THE BOUNTY: A series of virtual home food preservation classes will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County this spring and summer. Thursday, August 12 from 6 to 7:30pm, Quick Pickles – Learn how easy it is to make two classics – bread and butter pickles and dilly beans for your lunch box or charcuterie board, using the boiling water canning process. Register here: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrdO-uqDMjG9bmJ2zPoQJp5GnqFNKluiiQ. Classes are virtual (via Zoom) until further notice. Call or email Karen with any questions or if you have trouble registering. Leave a message at 518- 765-3552.

Saturday, Aug. 14

CLAM STEAM & CHICKEN ROAST: The ninth annual We Were Burghers Clam Steam & Chicken Roast is scheduled for 1 p.m. to whenever on Saturday, Aug. 14 at the Veterans of Lansingburgh, located at 777 1st Ave., Troy. Included and served throughout will be clam chowder, hot dogs, hamburger, sausage and peppers, beer and soda. Serves 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. will be raw and steamed clams. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. featuring BBQ chicken, roasted red potatoes, corn on the cob, tossed salad, dinner rolls, watermelon, dessert and coffee or tea. Price is $55 each, payable with registration. Contact Kathleen DeRosa at kathleen.derosa@yahoo.com or 325 Sixth Ave., Troy, NY 12182. Checks to the order of Kathleen. All proceeds from this event are donated.

Sunday, Aug. 15

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Sunday, Aug. 22

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

THRIFT SHOP: Johnsonville Methodist Church, 22 Bridge St., Johnsonville 12094. Look for our sign at the corner of Route 67 and Route 111. Open 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. Newly arrived children’s and adult clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys and household goods. More than 1000 books for sale. Masks and social distancing required.

Friday, Aug. 27

TROY NIGHT OUT: Last Friday of every month – 5 to 9 p.m. – downtown Troy. Troy Night Out is an extended evening highlighting shops, restaurants, arts and culture that takes place on the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. Attendees are able to support virtually or stroll throughout the streets and businesses, enjoying art openings, music performances, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Call in for to-go orders or shop items for curbside pick-up, watch live performances through Facebook, gather friends and family virtually the Last Friday of each month to connect, support and relax! Business Listings are updated monthly online at downtowntroy.org.

Sunday, Aug. 29

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

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

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: Waterford Knights of Columbus Breakfast Buffet and Omelet Station every first Sunday at the K of C Hall, 76 Grace St., Waterford. Social distancing and masks strictly enforced. A buffet featuring our famous Omelet Station, Eggs cooked to order, Pancakes, (plain and blueberry), sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, coffee, tea, orange and apple juices. Take a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. Each paid breakfast enters you to win a free breakfast. Takeout Available. Reservations preferred. Call 518-801-2506 $10 adult – $5 children. Children under 4 free. Masks required, unless seated.

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.

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

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.

Sunday, Sept. 12

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

ALBANY RECORD RIOT: The Albany Record Riot returns to Ramada Plaza Albany,

3 Watervliet Ave. Ext. in Albany. Don’t miss the crazy vinyl action at the Capital Region’s premiere music collectors event! Show hours: 10 AM-5 PM. $3.00 admission. Early admission at 8 AM, $10.00 (early birds!). Over 60 tables of LPs, CDs, DVDs, 45s, much more. Live DJs curated by the Selector Ed. Dealers from all over the Northeast, including Jim Furlong from Last Vestige Records, Mike Overn (Vinyl Rescue), Julie (Patchouli Julie’s Eclectic Antiques & Collectibles), Iris Records (Jersey City) and Felix Ivarone (Music Lust) too. Always a large, fun, musically-intelligent crowd. Hope to see you at the show! Maybe digging in the crates??? (Limited dealer space available. Please inquire.) Stay tuned for more info at www.facebook.com/recordriots.

Thursday, Sept. 16

BROOKS BBQ: Newtonville United Methodist Church is happy to announce its Brooks BBQ dates for 2021. NUMC is located at the corner of Rt. 9 and Maxwell Road near Siena College. Our dates for 2021 are: Thursday, May 13; Thursday, June 10; Wednesday, July 28; Thursday, September 16; and Thursday, October 7. We offer a chicken dinner for $11 or a rib dinner for $13. Dinners include a baked potato, roll, applesauce and a homemade brownie. We also offer the option of just meat – a half chicken for $8 or a half rack of ribs for $10. The doors will open at 3:30 PM and we will serve from 4:00 PM until we sell out. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please see our church website NUMC.net for additional COVID protocol.

Sunday, Sept. 19

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Friday, Sept. 24

TROY NIGHT OUT: Last Friday of every month – 5 to 9 p.m. – downtown Troy. Troy Night Out is an extended evening highlighting shops, restaurants, arts and culture that takes place on the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. Attendees are able to support virtually or stroll throughout the streets and businesses, enjoying art openings, music performances, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Call in for to-go orders or shop items for curbside pick-up, watch live performances through Facebook, gather friends and family virtually the Last Friday of each month to connect, support and relax! Business Listings are updated monthly online at downtowntroy.org.

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.

Sunday, Sept. 26

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Sunday, Oct. 3

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Thursday, Oct. 7

BROOKS BBQ: Newtonville United Methodist Church is happy to announce its Brooks BBQ dates for 2021. NUMC is located at the corner of Rt. 9 and Maxwell Road near Siena College. Our dates for 2021 are: Thursday, May 13; Thursday, June 10; Wednesday, July 28; Thursday, September 16; and Thursday, October 7. We offer a chicken dinner for $11 or a rib dinner for $13. Dinners include a baked potato, roll, applesauce and a homemade brownie. We also offer the option of just meat – a half chicken for $8 or a half rack of ribs for $10. The doors will open at 3:30 PM and we will serve from 4:00 PM until we sell out. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please see our church website NUMC.net for additional COVID protocol.

Sunday, Oct. 10

MAKE IT UP STATE MARKETPLACE: After an eight-week winter inaugural season indoors in Lansingburgh, Make It Up State, a local business development organization, has moved outdoors to celebrate warmer weather along the Hudson River and local, regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. The Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace will run every Sunday from 9am – 2pm in Troy’s Riverfront Park through mid-October, excluding July 4th. With a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, meaning each week will be different, organizers say there is something for everyone.The park’s main lot will be open for public parking. Visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeItUpState and https://www.instagram.com/makeitupstate/ for event updates.

Friday, Oct. 29

TROY NIGHT OUT: Last Friday of every month – 5 to 9 p.m. – downtown Troy. Troy Night Out is an extended evening highlighting shops, restaurants, arts and culture that takes place on the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. Attendees are able to support virtually or stroll throughout the streets and businesses, enjoying art openings, music performances, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Call in for to-go orders or shop items for curbside pick-up, watch live performances through Facebook, gather friends and family virtually the Last Friday of each month to connect, support and relax! Business Listings are updated monthly online at downtowntroy.org.

Saturday, Nov. 20

SARATOGA COMIC CON: Saratoga Comic Con, the largest comic con and pop-culture event in the Capital Region. It’s not just comics, it’s a pop-culture experience! Saturday, Nov. 20 10am-7pm and Sunday, Nov. 21 10am-5pm. VIPs get early access at 9:30am both days. At the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at saratogacomiccon.com.

Sunday, Nov. 21

SARATOGA COMIC CON: Saratoga Comic Con, the largest comic con and pop-culture event in the Capital Region. It’s not just comics, it’s a pop-culture experience! Saturday, Nov. 20 10am-7pm and Sunday, Nov. 21 10am-5pm. VIPs get early access at 9:30am both days. At the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at saratogacomiccon.com.

Friday, Nov. 26

TROY NIGHT OUT: Last Friday of every month – 5 to 9 p.m. – downtown Troy. Troy Night Out is an extended evening highlighting shops, restaurants, arts and culture that takes place on the last Friday of every month in downtown Troy. Attendees are able to support virtually or stroll throughout the streets and businesses, enjoying art openings, music performances, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Call in for to-go orders or shop items for curbside pick-up, watch live performances through Facebook, gather friends and family virtually the Last Friday of each month to connect, support and relax! Business Listings are updated monthly online at downtowntroy.org.





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