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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:00 AM
Children's Prayer Breakfast
Capital City Seventh-day Adventist Church
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:30 AM
Workshop: Double Shuttle Basket
Schenectady County Historical Society – This interesting multi-level basket traces its roots to early America. Originally designed for holding shuttles for the loom weaving trade, some were woven with additional “pockets” attached to the main baskets. Students will have an opportunity to add dyed reed for patterning or finish simply with wood stain. Note that this is a two-day workshop. Finished size: 11? x 4.5? x 19.5? plus handle. $170 + $45 materials fee
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
Chazown Experience
Life.Church Albany – Discover your God-given purpose with the Chazown Experience. Join us on November 18th 2017 to identify your values and spiritual gifts and to develop an action plan for your life. Register online for FREE at go2.lc/albchazown. LifeKids ministry is available. *Registration is essential.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Toys for Tots Collection!
Capital Region Toys for Tots – The Stillwater Fire Department? will be collecting for this amazing cause at the library on Saturday, November 18th from 10-2. Bring the whole family because for every unwrapped present you can donate your child can explore a fire truck! We will have cookies and hot beverages too in case it's chilly outside. If you can help them help so many others - we would soooo appreciate it!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Moonbee - Make Hygiene Kits for Girls in West Africa
Westminster Presbyterian Church Albany – Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 am to 12 noon, for a MoonBee organized by The MoonCatcher Project. www.mooncatcher.org The Mission of the MoonCatcher Project: To optimize girls' lives worldwide by removing barriers related to menstruation. The next local opportunity to make kits to help girls in West Africa to stay in school is at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Organized by: The MoonCatcher Project; also promoted by Westminster PW and Albany Presbytery PW. For questions contact Felicia Kollie-Gambles at yassah03@gmail.com.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:30 AM
Turkey Handprint Plate Workshop SOLD OUT
The Pottery Place – Join us at this fun Thanksgiving themed workshop! Every season our Turkey Handprint plate Storytime class is so popular, this year we decided to open it up to kids of all ages! Come get cozy in our party room, enjoy some festive treats (cider and doughnuts!) and turn your handprints into unique turkeys, just in time for the big day! Price: $20+tax per plate (salad size) each additional plate booked together is $15. Can upgrade to a larger pieces, just pay the difference. Reservations are required Date: Saturday,November 18th 10:30-11:30am. Plates will be guarenteed ready for Wednesday, November 22nd RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND ARE NONREFUNDABLE IF YOU DON'T SHOW UP OR HAVE TO CANCEL!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:30 AM
Little Wonders of Science
MiSci - Museum of Innovation & Science, Schenectady – Introduce preschoolers to electricity with an educator-led reading of Oscar and the Bird by Geoff Waring followed by some hands-on activities. Little Wonders of Science inspires curiosity through stories, play, and special hands-on activities specifically created for children ages 3-5. Held on the third Friday and Saturday morning of every month, the Little Wonders of Science program introduces new STEM topics monthly. Come early for a special 10 am showing in miSci's planetarium of "One World, One Sky" (additional $5/ person), and leave with the materials to continue the study of science at home. Cost: Museum Admission + $2 supply fee for children 3-5
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM
Thanksgiving Holy Mass and Reception
Holy Name of Jesus - Schenectady, NY – Join us for worship of the giver of all good gifts and a reception following featuring homemade pies.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM
Rottie Empire Rescue Adoption Clinic
Benson's Pet Center – Located in Upstate New York, Rottie Empire Rescue’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home companion domestic animals, specifically Rottweilers and other breeds based on need and space, establish and maintain volunteer, temporary foster care and a permanent adoption to appropriately screened families. They promote animal welfare and prevent cruelty to animals. They also educate the public on issues facing companion domestic animals through articles, public awareness, and events to promote humane treatment of animals, including the responsibilities and duties of ownership of Rottweilers. Rottie Empire Rescue also encourages and facilitates proper veterinary care, including vaccinations, spaying, and neutering.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM
Joe Di Bari book signing
Market Block Books – Joe Di Bari will discuss and sign his new book Beyond A Masterpiece, the next in the Beyond series. Time travel, adventure and a sports hero!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 12:00 PM
Melt N' Toast
Chatham Brewing – Melt N' Toast will take place this fall on Saturday, November 18 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m at the Takk House in downtown Troy, NY. This will be the first-ever Melt N' Toast, a festival of melted cheese & toasted bread. It is also the Captial Region's first grilled cheese festival. Join us for a celebration of this classic American comfort food, the grilled cheese sandwich. The festival showcases the Capital Region's culinary and craft beverage landscape, featuring the creativity of local food vendors paired with regional craft beverage producers. Whether it is stacked with classic or artisan ingredients, the combinations are endless, and everyone has their own way of enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich. Come taste delicious chefs' choice grilled cheese creations, paired with a featured local craft beverage selection, and vote for your best Melt N' Toast combo. Also be ready to Melt N' Groove with live DJ talent, and win some goodies from the silent auction to bring back home!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 12:00 PM
Volunteers Needed: Toys for Tots Blanket Project
Clifton Park & Halfmoon EMS – For the past 10 years, Gold Star Mother, Dawn Martin, has orchestrated the creation and donation of over 7,200 blankets to children through Toys for Tots. Her project is called “Uncle Shawn’s Hugs” and was a way to honor her son’s legacy. Please help us continue this amazing legacy of making blankets to pass out during the holiday season! Lunch will be provided! *location subject to change*
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 12:00 PM
Black Kettle Soap Co Bath Bomb Making Class
Fort Orange General Store – You will learn everything you need to know about making bath bombs! We will cover the basics including: color, fragrance, and other ingredients, as well as a variety of advanced techniques including: advanced layering, adding specialty additives, bases and butters, adding embeds, using organic and natural ingredients, and more. This class is hands on! You will be taking home all of the bath bombs and materials needed to make your own bath bombs at home.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 1:00 PM
Art Lab: Coloring Book (Artist: Luis Molinari Flores)
University Art Museum, University at Albany – Art Lab with Christine Snyder (MFA '16) Saturday: 1:00pm-3:00pm University Art Museum, Fine Arts Building Rethink abstraction with teaching artist Christine Snyder in a series of four hands-on interactive art projects, each inspired by an artist in "When We Were Young." Participants will receive a hand out with information on the inspiring artists: Chryssa, Gene Davis, Luis Molinari Flores, and Marietta Hoferer. Art Lab is free, appropriate for all ages, open to students, the public, artists, and non-artists. All supplies will be provided. November 18-Coloring Book Highlighted Artist: Luis Molinari Flores Visitors will recieve a "coloring book" with versions of selected works in the show, and will use colored pencils to color them. Christine Snyder is an artist living and working in Albany, NY. She received a Master of Fine Arts Degree at UAlbany in 2016 and a BFA in printmaking and photography from the College of Saint Rose (2013). Supported by the Jack and Gertude Horan Memorial Endowment Fund for student outreach. For more information, call (518) 442-4035 or visit our website at www.albany.edu/museum.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 1:00 PM
Kindness Rocks
Rensselaer Public Library – Paint rocks with colorful designs and positive sayings, and we'll talk about spreading kindness around the world. (Ages 6-12)
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 2:00 PM
The Kennedy Legacy: Redefining American Style
Irish American Heritage Museum – John Fitzgerald and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy left an indelible mark on American history. As fashion editor Diana Vreeland said, “Before the Kennedys, good taste was never the point of modern America.” Fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd will explore the Kennedys’? ?legacy, including the?ir? renovation of the White House, how they communicated political diplomacy through fashion, and the many sartorial myths that ?continue to surround them---such as JFK’s “hatless” inauguration. Sarah C. Byrd is a fashion historian, archivist, and educator based in New York City. Her love of all things "old" led her on a path into collections and preservation of the past in order to understand the present. She firmly believes that education is the key to all progress and strives to connect with audiences beyond the classroom setting. As an archivist, Sarah has worked on a wide range of projects for both private clients and large corporations. Her independent research focuses on early twentieth-century women’s novels and related films, the history of American cults and communes, and the role of exhibitions in education. Sarah has contributed her research and writing to several publications and symposia; she currently teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and works in partnership with The Museum at FIT. Admission free to members $5 non-members
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 2:30 PM
ACRO YOGA at JAI
JAI Albany – What happens when you invite someone onto your yoga mat? Laughter, challenge, possibilities, support and more! Come discover AcroYoga with us. AcroYoga is an exciting practice that brings together the awareness of yoga, the creativity of movement and the power of community! Parts of the class might seem familiar to you- as we draw on yoga movements and principles- with a twist (or two) and a partner (or two) thrown into the mix. We will warm up, team-up to build strength, play to un-train our minds and learn some foundational acroyoga skills and poses. We will practice the three main roles of AcroYoga –basing, flying and spotting– so that we can take off in flight safely! This class is geared towards those those who want to try AcroYoga out for the first time or who have some experience.You do not need any yoga experience. We do a lot of work in as duos and trios, so you can bring friends but partners are not needed! $20 per person
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 3:00 PM
Rock for Tots at Chrome!
Capital Region Toys for Tots – Please save the date for our annual Toys for Tots event at Chrome! We are grateful for participation from some really great bands this year: Wylder Watchdog River Junction Skeeter Creek The Collectors Admission with new/unwrapped toy $10/ $20 without More details to follow...
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 3:00 PM
Ladies of Laughter at Proctors
Proctors – Two performances Saturday, November 18, 2017, 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets just $25 Ladies of Laughter® is all about providing funny women the opportunity to showcase their unique styles of humor. Enjoy comedy from some of the funniest ladies in the nation with past Ladies of Laughter winners Kelly MacFarland (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Jocelyn Chia (SiriusXM), Robin Fox (WE TV, Lifetime TV) & Jane Condon (Lifetime, Last Comic Standing, 24). Having visited countless theaters, casinos and even Madison Square Garden, the competition has discovered some of the funniest women in comedy today. Past participants include Amy Schumer, Tammy Pescatelli and many others.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 3:00 PM
Acceptance Workshop: The Beauty of You
Good Karma Studio – Acceptance: The Beauty of You November 18th 3:00- 5:00pm $25 Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=24145&stype=-101&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=11/18/17 This sister workshop of Acceptance: A Self Love Manifesto will provide a safe space for unmasking the beauty of you. Move past the limitations of your mind and society to the practice of self love. We will use hatha yoga to align us with our roots and aerial yoga to give us wings to fly. Circle time will provide a chance to use communication exercises that will help each person continue to move forward in their individual self love journey. Participants shall journal to uncover hinderances in their path to self love and develop a daily practice to accept their inner/outer beauty. Each participant will receive a packet for writing. Meg Affonso, E-RYT, YACEP Meg Affonso is an experienced yoga teacher based in the Albany, NY area. Meg has been a student of yoga for 18 years and she began sharing her love for yoga in the spring of 2008 after completing training. Her teaching has allowed her to reach many people by teaching a variety of classes, trainings & workshops, from Vinyasa Flow to Prenatal Yoga. Meg loves how yoga can be both a powerful catalyst for transformation and a gentle tool for daily life. Meg has a professional background in the performing and culinary arts. She is the mother of two sweet and silly kids, who keep her laughing every day.