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To have an event listed on The Schodack SCENE, send the information (including date, time, street address and cost if any) to catherine.sager@yahoo.com.

The Community Calendar is updated every Thursday

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April 23
Public Announcement – Town of Schodack Town Center Plan for Route 9/20
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Town Offices: (518) 477-7938 Meeting Moved! When: Thursday, April 23, 2014 at 7 pm Where: Green Meadow Elementary School - Auditorium The Town Center public presentation originally scheduled for April 10, 2014 has been rescheduled to April 23, 2014 at Green Meadow Elementary School. Please join the Town of Schodack during the upcoming public presentation of the Town Center Plan. The Town of Schodack’s Town Center Plan for Route 9/20 is ready for your review and input. It includes a community vision with specific strategies to revitalize the local economy and guide future growth in the Town Center: Come see the plan that developed from your ideas, which includes: · Traffic calming to improve automobile operability and create a walkable environment for pedestrians; · Land use plan to promote a pedestrian friendly and walkable development of residential and retail businesses; · Access to updated cycling and jogging/walking improvements in the area; · An action plan that supports pleasing design guidelines throughout the Town Center area; and · Identifies potential funding sources to support efforts to carry out the plan. All residents, property owners, civic groups, business owners, community leaders, and all other interested stakeholders are welcome to participate. Provide your feedback on the Draft Town Center Plan for Route 9/20. There will be a presentation of the Plan’s highlights and then an opportunity to provide feedback. Copies are available at the Town Hall and online at www.schodack.org   If you have any questions, please contact the Town Offices at (518) 477-7938.


April 25

World Tennis Day @ MHHS Celebrate World Tennis Day by Raising a Racquet at Maple Hill World Tennis Day is Friday, April 25. Come enjoy some tennis related activities at the Maple Hill High School tennis courts. Join the Maple Hill boys tennis team on their first day of practice for some fun. Weather permitting, outdoors from 3:00-4:30 pm.
If you would like to participate, volunteer or donate, please contact Mr. Kolby Flach at kflach@schodack.k12.ny.us

Castleton Public Library presents Movie Night The Nut Job (PG)
Friday, April 25 at 6:00 PM
Hosted by the Friends of the CPL

April 26

April 29
Teen Driving Workshop
Sign up for AAA Hudson Valley’s Parent/Teen Workshop on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Delaware Ave office. AAA members with teen attend for FREE. Seating is limited. Reserve your seats today! Get all the info:http://bit.ly/1gmQX5I
Call 426-1000 ext. 2441 or email trafficsafety@aaahv.com to RSVP.
May 2

FAMILY FEUD LIVE is bringing huge laughs, cash and prizes to the Palace Theatre on Friday, May 2 at 8:00pm. This fast-paced interactive stage show puts a live twist on America’s favorite family game show.  All audience members have a chance to win hundreds of prizes at each show with Win-From-Your-Seat Cash Cards or by being chosen to come onstage as a lucky member of a Family Feud “family” that tries to guess the most popular answers to nationwide survey questions. Come see the FEUD that will make you laugh with the games that can make you money! Get tickets HERE
May 3 and 4

Castleton Boat Club, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY, United States 12th annual Striped Bass Derby - Prizes as follows: 1st - $1,000 2nd - $500 3rd - $250 4th-10th - $50 Special Fisherman's dockage available $125 mid-April to mid-May!


May 10

The 66th Annual Albany Tulip Festival Saturday, May 10 11:00a Washington Park Albany, NY 

A highly anticipated spring tradition continues when over 100,000 tulip bulbs blossom into a sea of colors just in time for this Mother's Day celebration in Washington Park. Historic events take place annually, including the scrubbing of State Street, the tradition of the Tulip Queen Coronation, Tulip Queen and Court Luncheon and Royal Tulip Ball. As always, Saturday and Sunday will host the added excitement of children’s activities, craft vendors, delicious food and multiple stages with nationally acclaimed musical performances. Sunday's events include the 16th Annual Mother of the Year Award. 
Saturday afternoon features the crowning of the Albany Tulip Queen. Nominees go through a competitive interview process and five finalists are chosen to attend the ceremony. One will be crowned the Queen and the other four will serve as the Tulip Court. The Tulip Queen & Court spend their year of reign involved in volunteer projects, community functions, book drives and develop initiatives to further the Mayor's Literacy Campaign. For more information, click here...

May 11

Clean-Up Day May 11!

Many hands made light work of cleaning up around the Castleton Village Hall, the parking lot and the Post Office. It took about 2 hours for CIB members to add new mulch, weed, and trim. Main Street is looking better and better. We also filled the small planters at the Village Hall with bright flowers. Stay tuned for the next projects, and contact us with new ideas!

May 18

2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Capital Region

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 The Colonie Crossings
Registration Opens at 9:00 AM Walk Begins at 10:00 AM

- See more here...

May 29

ST. PAUL'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
THURSDAY, MAY 29TH, 7PM
MADRIGAL SINGERS FROM QUEENSBURY HIGH SCHOOL


St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1583 Carney Road, Castleton, NY - Please join us for a night of chamber music by the Madrigal Singers from Queensbury High School, at 7pm on Thursday, May 29th.  Having the Madrigal Singers perform in the past, we've learned the acoustics in our round-domed sanctuary accentuate the sounds for these talented young men and women.  If you've never heard them before, you will be in for a real treat.  Mark your  calendar now!!  For the tech savvy, the Madrigal Singers from Queensbury High School is on Facebook and there are Utube videos to entice you.  They're a real gem in the Capital Region.  A free will offering will be taken.
Questions can be directed to Wendy Briggs at 732-4398.

May 31

The 36th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women
Welcome runners!
The 36th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
The Freihofer's Run for Women 5km combines some of the top International and American women distance runners and over 4,000 women from the Capital Region and across the nation. From Olympians to recreational runner, it's a wonderful blend of competition, participation and camaraderie.
Read more...

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LOOKING FOR SOME SPIRITUAL  DIRECTION, A SENSE OF SELF OR A COMMUNITY? - Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights, United Church of Christ, 221 Columbia Turnpike next to the E. Greenbush Town Hall. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Learn more about the UCC at www.ucc.org.   Are you looking for some spiritual direction, a sense of self or a community? If so, Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights can provide you with the friendship, fellowship and guidance you may be looking for. Here you will find a Community that is full of love and acceptance. We believe in getting involved. When you help others, you help yourself lead a Christ-like life. That’s why our congregation remains active in the community through several community service initiatives geared toward improving the quality of life for others. Head out on your new path by joining Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights today! Call us at 518-477-4675 or visit www.clintonheightsucc.org.


First Monday
Castleton Public Library LEGO CLUB Are you a Lego fan?  Bring friends and your imagination to the library on the first Monday of every month at 6 PM.  Check out the library calendar!

Third Monday
Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

Castleton Public Library

Monday, May. 19 ,7:00 pm (Mondays, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, September 15, October 20, December 15)
The regular monthly meetings of the Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for the third Monday of the month at  7 p.m. on the second floor of Village Hall.  The public is encouraged to attend.  The Trustees will not meet in August and November. Sponsored by CPL Board of Trustees.


First and Third Tuesdays
Café Theo Spirit Circle -- St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 583 Carney Road, Castleton For those who want to be part of a spiritual gathering, but don’t necessarily feel comfortable ascribing to the religious options available. Also for those of a progressive interfaith nature in their current spiritual/religious practice. We value peace-loving freedom of conscience and questioning.  Help grow this circle of peace with interfaith discussion, spiritual music, prayer and meditation, and time for fellowship. We meet every second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  Open to adults and older teens.  RSVP and questions: 518-931-4072


STORY TIME - Nassau Free Library 10:30-11:30 am


Thursdays
SOUP DAY at the RENSSELAER SENIOR CENTER - The Rensselaer Senior Center is please to announce that we will be serving soup every Thursday, along with our regular delicious, nutritious meal. And, if you bring a container, we will send you home with soup and corn bread, that you can enjoy at your leisure. Reservations are required, so call the center at 463-2166, and come and enjoy our delicious soup. There is plenty of free parking near the center.


Castleton-on-Healthy meets every Thursday at 6 PM to share resources and tools to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Fridays
CASTLETON LIBRARY,TEEN GAME NIGHT, Castleton Public Library, 85 South Main St, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, free. Refreshments, movies. 518 732-0879.


First Friday
ALBANY NY – The 1st Friday of every month marks a funky and fun night of the arts in Albany, starting at 5pm. The event is fittingly named... 1st Friday. Residents and visitors flock to downtown Albany for this highly anticipated art event, administered by the Upstate Artists Guild.


FREE REIKI...Free Reiki on the 1st Friday of every month from 6:00 – 6:45 pm at Venture Inward, 568 Columbia Turnpike, #16 VanDenHouten Square (back entrance), East Greenbush. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress; and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Energy healers and Reiki practitioners work together to help balance and regenerate calling upon angels to assist in energy work to relieve stress and bring renewed wellness to body/mind/spirit. FREE! Email: venturein@yahoo.com; 518-477-6566 www.Venture-InwardCenter.com


Saturdays
FAMILY STORY TIME, E. Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, 11 am. Stories, songs, crafts; all ages. 518 477-7476.


First Saturday
PIZZA & WING NIGHT IS BACK!! The East Greenbush Fire Dept. Park Station, located at 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush, once again be holding Pizza & Wing Night on Saturday, September 8th, serving from 4:30 to 7:30PM. Home of Biff’s 10lb. pizza. Don’t forget our famous Antipasta & Mozzarella Sticks too! All are welcome to eat-in or take-out. Phone orders will be accepted after 2pm; 477-6503 or 479-4168.


Third Saturday
SCHODACK VALLEY PIZZA NIGHT! Come and join us for our Pizza Night at the Schodack Valley Fire House from 5PM to 9PM. Bring the family for Pizza, Antipasto, Wings and more. Additional seating is available. As always, you can eat-in or take-out. For take-out, call us at 477-4215.


First Sunday
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, The Castleton Fire House, located at 11 Green Avenue in Castleton will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on the first Sunday of every month from 8AM till Noon (except for October). 2012 dates are October 14th, November 4th and December 2nd; 2013 dates are January 6th, February 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th and May 5th. Cost is $7/Adults, $6/Seniors and $5/Children ages 5 to 11. Phone 732-4342.


Sunday
LOVE LUTHERAN CHURCH - These are certainly uncertain times. What will happen now that the election is over? Will the economy recover? Will there be opportunity for my children, or poverty? Is mine the correct faith to have in the future? In God? Come join us at 10 am this Sunday as Pastor Henry presents a sermon entitled, “Giving Into [or in to] Uncertainty,” based on the text of Mark 12: 38-44, reflecting on that in the face of uncertainty, we should trust God for all our needs, and put that trust to work for His kingdom. Love Lutheran Church is located at Middlesex Road and Pheasant Lane in East Greenbush. Please call 477-8685 for directions.


FOURTH SUNDAY SPAGHETTI DINNER - All are welcome--No Charge on Sunday, September 23rd, from 2PM to 4PM at Blooming Grove Reformed Church, RT 4, Defreestville.


CIVIL WAR special exhibition, Home and Away: Columbia County During the Civil War, Vanderpoel House of History, Kinderhook, open weekends from 10 am to 4 pm. www.cchsny.org, 518 758-9265, or cchs@cchsny.org.


FARMERS MARKETS


ON VIEW


ARCHITECTURE FOR ART GALLERY, 2633 Rte. 23 (B&G Wine Building), Hillsdale. Sat & Sun noon-5 pm or by appt. 518 325-1114. architectureforart.com.


ARTVIEW GALLERY, 14 Main St., Chatham. Thurs-Sat noon-5 pm, Sun noon-4 pm or by appt. 518 392-0999. artviewgalleryny.com.


OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE, 5720 Rt. 9G, Greenport. 518 828-1872. olana.org.


OMI INTERNATIONAL ARTS CENTER, 1405 CR 22, Ghent. Notes for the Future, works on paper and concrete sculptures by Thomas Lail. Ten new outdoor sculptures on view in Fields Sculpture Park. Open daily. artomi.org.


MUSIC
Like Lions (Albany, NY)


ON STAGE



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