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Special Events

Albany Institute of History and Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, will hold a behind the scenes tour of AIHA’s collections with a tour by the curator. For more information call 463-5502 ext. 469.

American Cancer Society presents Man to Man, a confidential educational and support program enabling prostate cancer survivors to get the information they need to resume active productive lives on 10/15 at 7PM at 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville. (800)ACS-2345.

The Arts Center, Saratoga County Arts Council, will hold a Teen Art Party on 10/10 from 7-9:30PM for ages 14-17. A new project will begin wil guest instructor Amil Droz. Free with pizza served. 584-4132.

Ballston Spa Lodge No. 2619 will hold a turkey dinner on 10/10 from 6-8 PM for $8.50. Eat in or take out. 885-1149.

Clarksville Community Church will present a turkey dinner on 10/11 at 4:30PM, 5:30PM and 6:30 PM at 1997 Delaware Turnpike, Clarksville. Take-Out available, walk-ins welcome. 768-2424.

The City of Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Program and Visitors Center will present a Brown Bag entitled The Arhitecture of Saratoga Spring including a slide presentation on 10/9 from noon-1PM. 587-3241.

Columbia County Council on the Art’s Artswalk will take place on 10/11 and 10/12 in Hudson. Artswalk is the CCCA’s largest outreach program with an emphasis on the visual arts. For more information call 822-1890.

Hilltown Chili Cookoff will be held at Conkling Hall, Methodist Hill Road, Rensselaerville, on 10/11 at 11:30AM. Area residents supply homemade chili dishes. Tasting cost $1 each or $5 for six. 797-3459.

I Love an Ethical NY Event to honor Key New Yorkers will be held on 10/15 at the Hearetneatr Restaurant in the W Hotel from 5:30-7:30PM. (800)300-8707.

Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum hosts 1st Annual Gotham Motorcycle Classic on 10/11 and 10/12. Four divisions and 32 classes of show bikes will be on display. General Admission is $14, special 2 day passes are available for $20. (212)245-0072.

James Rem Memorial Concert will be held on 10/11, children’s concert by Lyric’s Exciting Young Virtuoso Series at 3PM and at 8PM, Romanticism and Modernism at Catskill Mountain Performing Arts Center, 7967 Main St., Route 23A, Hunter. 263-4908 ext. 202.

Liberty Ridge Farm, Schaghticoke, is presenting the Capital Region’s largest cornfield Maze for the fourth season with a new design. The Maize is open through 11/2. $8 ages 12 and up, $7 for seniors, $6 ages 11 and under and free to children under 3. 664-1515.

Liberty Ridge Farm, Schaghticoke, is transforming the Capital Region’s largest cornfield maze for Halloween on Friday and Saturday evenings from 9/26 through 11/1. For more information call 664-1515.

Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, will present the Hudson River Valley Ramble, a series of walks, hikes, biking and paddling events initiated in 2000. $5. Reservations suggested. 828-0135.

Schenectady Museum, Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, will hold panetarium shows running Thursdays through Sundays at 2 PM. Admission to the planetarium is $6.50 for adults, $4.50 for children, $5.50 for seniors. 382-7890.

Seventh Avenue Fashions Debut in RCHS’s Hart-Cluett House will take place on 10/15 from 11AM-1PM. Fall 2003 collection of fashion stylist and designer John Patrick. Luncheon served in Carr Building, 57 Second St.. $30 for members, $40 nonmembers. 272-7232 ext. 17.

Sunday Brunch Buffet will take place every Sunday from 11AM-2 PM at the Irish Mist, 285 2nd St., South Troy. Adults $12.95, children under 12 $8.95 and seniors $11.95. 266-8915.

Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, will hold guided exhibition tours on every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM. 580-8080.

Troy Public Library will hold a fall book sale every Saturday in October from 11 AM-3 PM at the BookCellar, Troy Public Library, 100 Second St., Troy. 274-7071.

USS Slater DE766 destroyer escort, restored to WWII configuration will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10AM-4PM at the base of Madison Ave., Albany’s Snow Dock. $5 for adults, $4 children. 431-1943.

Galas & Benefits

5th Annual Autumn Antics and 25th Anniversary Gala will be held on 10/17 from 6-9PM at River Stone Manor, 1437 Amsterdam Road, Glenville. Proceeds benefit the Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum. Hors d’oeuvres and buffet dinner, silent and live auction. $40 per person, table of 8 $310.

10th Annual Hunter Pace to benefit rural land protection efforts in Columbia County will take place on 10/12. Rain or Shine. Casual Riding Attire, hard hats required. Teams of two or three. Western Riders welcome. $75 per person in advance, $80 per person at event. 329-4125.

25th Annual Benefit Auction to benefit the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Year-Round Creative & Education offerings will be held on 10/11 at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St., Woodstock. Over 240 Fine Contemporary and Historic Photographs. For more information call (845) 679-9957.

Brain Tumor Research Benefit will be held on 10/15 at 7:30PM at the Albany Academy with Chris Brubeck and his band Triple Play. All proceeds will go to support The Billy Grey Research Chair. For more information call 465-1461 ext. 285.

Double H Happy Hour will take place on 10/10 from 5-7PM at the Original Saratoga Brew Pub, Phila St.,Saratoga Springs. For each beer poured $.50 will be donated to Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch for critically ill children. 696-5921.

Hubbard Hall will host a cabaret concert on 10/11 at 8 PM to benefit the Chrysalis Community, an advanced AIDS residence in Pownal, Vt. Donation of $50 includes dessert, coffee and entertainment. 677-2495.

The Hyde Collection Art Museum will hold A Taste of Art…a Wine Experience, on 10/10 from 6:30-9:30 PM. The evening will offer an array of wines specially selected by Joshua Hiebel, owner of Saratoga Wine Exchange. $100 for Grant Tasting, $45 for General Tasting. Proceeds will benefit the Hyde Collection’s Annual Fund. 792-1761 ext. 23.

Immaculate Conception Church, 73 Main St., Hoosick Falls, will be having a Basket Bingo on 10/9 at 5:30 PM with games starting at 7 PM. $10 for 18 regular games and door prize. Additional games and quilt raffle are extra. Proceeds will benefit Immaculate Conception Parish. Only 180 tickets available. 686-0933.

Spindle City Historic Society will hold a history auction to support the activities and projects of the Spindle City Historic Society on 10/11 beginning at 7PM in the Cohoes Visitors Center. To donate items or for more information call 237-7999.


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will hold support and informational meetings for adult patients, family members and friends of survivors of all blood cancers from 6-7:30 PM in Colonie on 10/27 and 11/3. For more information call 438-3583.

NY Civil Liberties Union will meet on 10/13 at 6:30 PM at the Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. 436-8594.

Singles Outreach meets every Mon, 6:30 PM, 435 New Karner Road, Colonie. This is a welcome meeting for new and prospective members. 452-6883.


Capitaland Chorus, a women’s 90 member barbershop chorus will hold open auditions every Thursday at 7 PM at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 916 Western Ave., Albany. For more information call 371-6925.

Ego Men’s Fashion is holding auditions for male models for a fall fashion show. By appointment only. Call Tommy for more information and for an appointment at 598-1022.

The Harlequin Players are casting for one male role, age late 20’s early 30’s for Cahoots, by Rick Johnston. Auditions are being held on an appointment basis. 274-5820.

Home Made Theater will be holding open auditions for December production of A Christmas Carol at the Spa Little Theater in Sataoga Spa State Park on 10/12 and 10/13 from 1-9PM. Cast calls for 9-11 makes and 6-9 females, ages 7 to 60. 17 and under before 8 pM only, 18 and up after 8PM. Scripts available at Saratoga Springs Public Library. 587-4427.

HRS Showcase Theater is accepting BIOS and pictures for an audition on 11/1. Information should be sent by 10/15 to HRC Showcase Theater, PO Box 940, Hudson, NY 12534. 943-3400.

Call for Entries

4th Annual Ed Wood Videofest will take place on 12/10 at the Lionheart. Submissions can be either VHS or DVD format of 10 minutes or less. Submissions are due midnight of 11/28. 365-0267.

The Albany-Schenectady League of Arts will award project grants of up to $5000 to NonProfit Organizations and $1000 to Individual Artist of any discipline. Applicantsmust be residents of Albany or Schenectady Counties. Deadline is 10/14 for project grant and 10/21 for individual artist grant. 449-5380.

Arts Center of the Capital Region will award three Rensselaer County artists grants of $2500 each this fall. Deadline for application is 10/14. 273-0552 ext, 229.

The Lake George Arts Projects 15th Annual Black Velvet Art Party will be held on 11/15 at the Fort William Henry Conference Center, Lake George, NY, from 8PM-midnight. Artists are invited to submit new, original works for the silent auction. Must include black velvet. Black velveteen or black flockand may include materials. Each artist submitting work will receive one free ticket, a $20 value. Artwork should be delievered on 11/4-6 and 11/11-12 between noon and 5PM in the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, Amherst Street, Lake George. 668-2616.

Miss Mary’s Art Space is seeking participants for an upcoming show, “Mean Time,” at Troy’s Chapel and Cultural Center. Date of the event is 10/27. For more information call 463-5857.

NISK-Art Gallery is sponsoring an Alumni Art Invitational. All district alumni are invited to submit 3-5 slides of your work, resume, artist statement, and a SASE for return slides to Scott Walroth, Director of Art Education, Niskayuna High School, 1626 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309. Submissions are due by 10/10. For more information call 382-2511 ext. 4337.

The Perrella Gallery is looking for entries for its 2003 Regional, Works on Paper. 100 mile radius. For details call 762-4651 ext.4111. Deadline is 10/10.

Russell Sage College is seeking singers for the College Consortium Singers at Russell Sage. The coir will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria and Christmas selections for Troy Music Hall Conert on 12/7 and St. Augustine’s Church, North Troy, on 12/12. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7-9 PM in Bush Memorial Center, corner of First St. and Congress St. on Russell Sage Campus, Troy. 244-4502.

Saratoga County Arts Council will award grants to both artists and projects of up to $5,000. Project grants have an application deadline of 9/26 and artist grants have a deadline of 10/17. 584-4132.

Shenendehowa Public Library’s Art Show is looking for entries including art, photography, and sculpture. Pieces may be brought from 10AM-noon on 10/9. 371-8622.

Uncommon Grounds Coffee Shop is accepting submissions for upcoming art shows. Send slides or photos with a self addressed stamped envelope to Jennifer Maher, P.O. Box 6253, Albany, NY 12206. 465-5586.


The Albany Istitute of History and Art is looking for volunteers, docents and interns to assist with administrative and program related activities. High school and college students welcome. Volunteers call 463-4478, docents call 463-4478 and interns call 469-4478.

Alzheimer’s Association looking for volunteers to assit with HelpLine telephone service to provide information and referrals for persons with the disease and their families. Also for resource librarian, support group, special events, In-office volunteer and volunteer coordinator. For more information call 438-2217.

The American Red Cross needs blood drive sponsors, and business, school, and community groups are urged to participate. To learn more call (800) 514-4319 ext. 804.

Bethlehem Public Library Youth Council is looking for members, students grade six and up can join the Library’s Youth Advisory Council. Council members meet monthly. For more information call 439-9314.

Canine Working Companions, Inc. is seeking volunteers to help with upcoming events. The goal of the organization is to help people with disabilities gain independence through a canine companion. (315) 656-3301.

Capital Holiday Lights is looking for volunteers for the Capital Holiday Lights event in Washington Park from 11/4-12/31. All proceeds benefit Albany PAL. 477-4984.

Cohoes Music Hall needs volunteers. See all productions, meet the cast, complimentary tickets, special events, receptions, and more. For more information call Khyrn at 229-9532 or 235-6134.

Goodwill Ambassadors International Volleyball exchange are currently accepting applications for high school teams and individual players for the 2004 games to be held in Europe. The program is open to American and Canadian boys’ and girls’ high school teams, club teams and individual volleyball players, 15-20 years old. For more information call (425) 255-8102 or visit www.vol

Host families for high school exhange students are needed. For more information call the Foundation for Intercultural Travel at (877) 439-7862.

Hunger Action Network of New York State encourages gardeners across New York State to donate a portion of their harvest to food pantries and soup kitchens. Anyone interested can contact Hunger Action at 434-7371.

Internship Opportunities at Arts Center Gallery to assist with the exhibition program. Students with art-related course experience are being sought, but not limited to art students. To apply or for more information call 273-0552 ext. 222.

Literacy Volunteers of America-Mohawk/Hudson is seeking tutors to teach English to non-English speaking people in Schenectady County. Free training will be provided. No prior experience necessary. 372-9819

St. Peter’s Hospital seeks motivated volunteers for a wide variety of assignments helping patients and visitors doing administrative tasks. Contact Carla Young at 525-1002.


12th Annual Columbus Parade and Italian Festival invites community groups and organizations to participate in the event to be held on 10/12. The parade starts at 1 PM from Washington Park and Partridge St.and proceeds into Washington Park by the Lake House. 641-7518.

Home Made Theater offers fund-raising opportunities for nonprofit groups of more than $1,000 for opening night performances. Sell tickets for one of three opening-night performances. 587-4427.

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