TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 11:30 AM
Story Time & Craft - All Ages Welcome!
Mechanicville District Public Library
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 4:00 PM
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the Brouwer House
Schenectady County Historical Society – It is with great excitement that the Schenectady County Historical Society (SCHS) announces opening plans for the 1731 Brouwer House, its newly acquired Stockade property. The Brouwer House was generously donated to the SCHS by the Kindl family, who previously resided in the historic home. On Tuesday, September 26 at 4:00 PM, SCHS, together with the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the Brouwer House. Light refreshments and beverages will be served, and tours of the home and garden will be offered. The community is invited to join in celebrating this exciting acquisition and in ushering in a new chapter in Schenectady preservation, tourism, and education.
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM
Beginner's Photography Class
Sand Lake Town Library – Local photographer Kate Lovering will teach a free class where participants will learn how their cameras work and how to use them to get great pictures! Bring your camera with you. There will be a Q&A session as well.
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 7:00 PM
Poetry Group
Rensselaerville Library – Does your POEM work? Does it: use words sparingly & precisely provide a fresh look at something have good sound, rhythm, & tempo include engaging images present interesting juxtapositions? Join us! The Rensselaerville Library’s Poetry Group meets at the library from 7 to 9 PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month! Bring your poem! Receive feedback from fellow poets or just share your words. For more info email Tom Corrado (tjc123@midtel.net).
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 7:30 PM
Trivia Night
Ravenswood Pub – Ravenswood in association with Catch the Mania-Upstate NY bring you TRIVIA TUESDAYS - starting at 7:30pm. Have fun! Exersize your brain! WIN PRIZES!
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 11:00 AM
Open Genealogy Session
Irish American Heritage Museum – Lisa is back to answer your questions and help guide you as you attempt to trace your family history!
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 11:30 AM
IMSD Sciences Grad School Fair
IMSD UMass Boston – Network with representatives from Graduate, Summer Research and Postbac programs! This event is free, open to all UMB students pursuing science careers. For info on specific programs: http://blogs.umb.edu/imsd-gradfair/
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 4:30 PM
Schenectady Serves
Proctors – Join Schenectady to help aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma! Schenectady Serves brings local citizens to aid families in need while enjoying good food and the kind of community conversation that brings us all together in the best way. On Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 4:30–6:30 p.m., give a $5 donation and enjoy a meal from Aperitivo Bistro; Johnny’s; Mexican Radio; Nico’s Rooftop Tavern; Perecca's; Codinos; and others. All proceeds will go to communities in East Texas and the Florida Keys for recovery relief. Tickets are available at Proctors or at proctors.org Can't make it? Give online! Donate at https://www.fundabilities.com/Schenectady-Serves Schenectady Serves is a project of participating restaurants and The Alt; the Schenectady Office of the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce; the City of Schenectady; Schenectady County; The Daily Gazette; DeCrescente Distributing Company; Discover Schenectady; Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation; Mallozzi’s; Mazzone Hospitality; Proctors; Rivers Casino and Resort; Schenectady Armory Center; and WGNA (which will provide music for the event). Rain location: Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 5:00 PM
CRRC September (2nd) Meeting
Capital Region Rotary Club
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:00 PM
3rd Annual Fuel Her Fire Awards Celebration
Girls Incorporated® of the Greater Capital Region – Girls Inc. presents the Emerging Leader and the Fuel Her Fire awards to 2 individuals who are powerful role models and mentors for others
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Aug 22 @ 6:00 PM
Join The Friends of the Library!
Mechanicville District Public Library – Friends are a necessary part of life for everyone. Friends are also a necessary part of the Mechanicville District Public Library! The Friends of the Library play an important role in the success of our Library: Fundraising Our Friends raise funds for projects and acquisitions above and beyond the general Library budget. Some of their fundraising activities have included: Annual Garage Sale Bus Trips Raffles Services Each year the Friends do more and more for the Library, whether through hands-on help or in-kind support. They have made many contributions such as sponsoring our 50th Anniversary Celebration, Dedication in memory of Laura Fisher of a Smart TV and Xbox One for our Children's area, Bike Racks, our Electronic Sign, many children's programs and our Books For Babies Program. Public Relations Each Friend is a walking advertisement for the Library, helping to spread the word about our programs and activities, and reinforcing our importance to the community. How Can I Become a Friend? The Friends meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. You are welcome to attend one of these meetings to decide if you would like to devote your time and talents to the great cause! Bring a Friend with you! How Much of My Time Will Be Involved? That is entirely up to you. We know that everybody’s lives are busy, particularly if you have young children to care for. But even just an hour or two a month will go a long way toward helping your Library grow and offer more programs and services to the Mechanicville community!
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:30 PM
Transfiguration Circle with Garrett Jackson
Mechanicville District Public Library – Presented by Garrett Jackson, Spiritual Teacher and Medium. A Transfiguration Circle is a gathering of people to practice transfiguration, which is the art of dropping the ego and fully embodying your Divine light through guided meditation and listening to a weekly lesson about transforming toxic thoughts, feelings, or situations into love. The procession is usually an opening prayer, discussion of of the weekly lesson, and then the guided transfiguration meditation. Transfiguration Circles hold a beautiful community atmosphere, create deep healing for the self and the world, reconnect you with your own Divine essence, and teach people how they can handle toxic energies with love and integrity. There is a registration fee of $5/person to attend this program. Please stop by the Library or call 518-664-4646 to register.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 7:00 PM
Evening Book Club
Mechanicville District Public Library – Reserve a copy today! Join us for a discussion of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zavin. A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over–and see everything anew.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 8:00 AM
Small Business Seminar
Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region – TD Bank and the Community Loan Fund are hosting a Small Business Seminar on Thursday, September 28th from 8:00 am - 11:00 am. This is a free seminar. A continental breakfast will be provided. The seminar will include two panels with experts from the host organizations, as well as the Capital Region Chamber, Empire State Development Corporation, NYBDC, SBDC, the SBA and the AHP Homeownership Center. Topics will include: financing options, credit repair, MWBE Certification, identifying new markets, hiring and navigating challenges.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 11:30 AM
September in the City w/ Ragliacci
Albany Events – The City of Albany presents the 2017 September in the City Art Fair series, September Thursdays now in Downtown Albany’s DiNapoli Park. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, September in the City features exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters, with a different live musical act providing the soundtrack each week. The September in the City Art Fair is sponsored by Albany Center Gallery and Exit 97.7. Ragliacci is a vaudevillesque revival pied and piping local folk clown. Oft improvising with guitar, harmonica, kazoo, and a parade of percussion, Ragliacci is sure to entertain with old folk songs, early jazz, a cappella classical, contemporary favorites and original material from off the beaten path and around the world. Audience participation is always encouraged. Ragliacci also teaches clown workshops and is a wedding officiant. Come see Will Kempe's Players' original practices production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will beginning September 9th, 2pm at Siena College. Rags is Feste. For more information on the September in the City Art Fair, call 518.434.2032, visit www.albanyevents.org or follow albanyNYevents on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 2:00 PM
Daytime Book Discussion
Mechanicville District Public Library – Reserve your copy today! Join us for a discussion of The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls. This book is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 5:00 PM
Downtown Albany Residential Open House
Downtown Albany, New York – What's it like to live Downtown? See for yourself as you tour downtown Albany, NY residential properties and available units during the Residential Open House on September 28 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Participants will have the choice between taking either a self-guided tour of the properties, or join Maeve McEneny, the Albany County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (ACCVB) Program Coordinator, on a guided tour of the open residential properties, historic points of interest in downtown Albany, and several of the wildly popular #DowntownisPawsome Nipper sculptures. Attendees can begin the self-guided tour as early as 5:00 PM. The guided tour will begin at 6:00 PM and run for approximately two hours. Check in for the tour at Pearl Street Pub (59 N. Pearl Street). ***This event is FREE and open to the public!*** Residential is on the rise in Downtown, and you’re invited to be a part of Albany’s fastest growing neighborhood. Within the historic buildings that make this area unique, you’ll find modern amenities coupled with river and cityscape views that will take your breath away. More than just what’s in your new home, living Downtown is about the convenience and walkability that only an urban center can offer. Live steps away from nine parks, dozens of eateries, and world-class art, shopping, and entertainment destinations. Participating properties: The Argus Apartments (412 Broadway) Capital Center Apartments (99 Pine Street) 20 Park Residences (20 Park Street) 23-25 N. Pearl Street Steuben Place Apartments (40 Steuben Street)
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM
11th Annual Autumn Evening in the Garden
Capital Roots – At this farm-to-chef extravaganza, Capital Roots celebrates the fall harvest with more than 350 guests each year. The event pairs more than 20 of the region’s most talented chefs with 40 local growers, producers, and beverage makers from all over the greater Capital District. The farmers contribute meat, cheese, and produce which the chefs use to create unique dishes. Guests sample outstanding cuisine drawn from the creative kitchens of some of the area’s finest restaurants while enjoying local wines, beers, and spirits, and mingling with chefs, farmers, and friends.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM
Schenectady Suds: Historic Beer Tour of the Stockade
Schenectady County Historical Society – Take a walk along what was once known as “Brewer’s Street,” looking at local history through the lens of a beer glass. This walking tour of the Historic Stockade District will examine the history of brewing and its impact on our history, from the Colonial era to today’s craft brew revival. The walking tour is approximately one hour long, begins at the SCHS, and concludes with a pint and tour with the brewers at Mad Jack Brewing Company / Van Dyck (pint included in the price!) Join us before the tour for a look at current exhibitions in the Schenectady History Museum. Tickets are $15 and include a pint at the Van Dyck. Advance registration is required. 21+ please! Tickets at www.schenectadyhistorical.org/walking-tours
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM
The Other Side of Fear: Yoga & Meditation for a Vibrant Life
Good Karma Studio – The Other Side of Fear: Yoga & Meditation for a Vibrant Life Thursday Sept. 28th 6:00- 8:00pm Sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=24145&stype=-101&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=09/28/17 This was such an amazing workshop last year....SHE'S BACKKKK! $25 in advance, $30 at the door So much of what holds us back in every area of our lives is fear; fear of change, love, the word no, greatness, what others think of us, not micromanaging every detail, and of trying because we might fail. All of these fears control how we live in the world and what our quality of life is. This two hour workshop will offer a foundation for authentic living. We will use writing, meditation, and breath work to dig deeper after practicing a warming and opening flow focusing on the hips, twists, and gentle backbends. Join us to gain tools for self love and inquiry. Allow yourself to learn the baby steps of facing your fears and living with joy, while transforming fear to love. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson Meg Affonso started sharing her love for yoga in 2008 after completing training at Atmananda Yoga in NYC. Meg has a professional background in the the performing and culinary arts. She is the mother of two sweet and silly kids, who keep her laughing every day.