County Hall of Records, 95 Trovoli St, Albany. 10/16,
1 PM: People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers
of Justice: Albanys Underground Railroad Story.
Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 10/21, 7:30
PM: Does America Need Tort Reform? Personal Injury
and Public Policy Free and open to the public. 392-4949.
Public Library, Main Branch, 161 Washington Ave.,
Albany. 10/18, 11 AM: Childrens author Dirk Wales
will talk and read from his new book Owney.
Free to all. 10/22, 7:15 PM: Personal Journeys in
Taking Back Time a panel discussion. 427-4344.
Village Community Room, 10/16, Anti-Semitism:
Everything Old is New Again, a discussion forum
presented by Linda Bakst, part of the series Who
Hates and What to Do About It. 861-7239.
College, Bertelsmann Campus Center, Annandale-on-Hudson.
10/17, call for times: International Perspectives
on Household Wealth Presented by The
Economics Institute of Bard College. Registration
required. 10/20, 4:30 PM: What is Enlightenment?
Film screening of Eric Rohmers My night at Mauds.
Museum, West Main Street, Bennington, Vt. 10/16, 6:30
PM: Social historian Ray Raphael will present his lecture
Founding Farmers: New England Militiamen and the
American Revolution. (802) 447-1571.
Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 10/18,
11-1 PM: Anatomy of an Exhibition: Expression of Culture.
Tour the new exhibit and discuss the new paintings added.
Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.
10/18, 9-5 PM: Panel discussion entitled, American
Art Now: Aesthetics and Politics. 10/21, 5:30 PM:
Art and the Religious Life of Eighteenth-Century
Europe, by Clark Fellow Nigel Aston. (413) 458-2303.
of Saint Rose, Thelma P. Lally School of Education,
1009 Washington Ave., Albany.10/22, 2:30-4 PM: Bringing
Products to Life in the Life Sciences Industries,
presented by Lynn Momrow and Joanne Moon. 454-5184.
Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. 10/19,
2 PM: The Legacy of the Trenchcoat: Lessons from
Columbine, presented by Sgt. Renise Holohan of the
New York state police. 479-3499.
Public Library, 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland. 10/18,
2 PM: Cultural Encounters in the New Netherlands.
Free and open to the public. 10/19, 9 PM: Goodbye, Mr.
Chips. 10/22, 7 PM: Outside Agitators and Hometown
Bigots in the News, a discussion forum presented
by Mark Lindeman, part of the series Who Hates and
What to Do About It. 435-0591.
Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications
Center Auditorium, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy. 10/20, 1
PM: From Homophobia to Gay Marriage: A Short History of
Gay and Lesbian Politics (1951-Present). Admission is
$5. Students are free with proper ID. 629-7336.
George Arts Project, Old County Courthouse Building,
1 Amherst St., Lake George. 10/22, 7 PM: Shakespeare
in Film A look at recent film based on Shakespeares
plays. Free admission. 668-2616.
York State Library, Cultural Education Center, Empire
State Plaza, Albany. 10/22, 5:30 PM: Dr. Janny Venema
will discuss her new book, Beverwijck: A Dutch Village.
York State Museum, Museum Theater, Albany. 10/16,
7 PM: Scholar of the Year Lecture by Andrew Delblanco.
Melvilles World 474-5877.
Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass. 10/18, 1 PM: Drawn
to Bears, an afternoon with Berenstain Bears artist
Michael Berenstain. This even goes along with its current
exhibit on the famous bears. Free with museum admission.
Hills Branch Library, 517 Western Ave, Albany. 10/20,
6 PM: What White Supremacists Tell Us About Society,
a discussion forum presented by Marcia E. Sutherland,
part of the series Who Hates and What to Do About
Jewish Community Center. 2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna.
10/16, 11:45 PM: Hy Rosen, cartoonist, will be the guest
speaker at the Third Thursday luncheon meeting. 377-8803.
College, Gannett Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. 10/22,
12:10-12:55 PM: Gallery Talk: Darby English, Assistant
Professor of Art History. 580-5597.
County Community College, Vanderlyn Dining Hall, Stone
Ridge. 10/16, 7 PM: Ben Katchor will deliver his slide
lecture The Great Museum Cafeterias of the Western
World. Also appearing will be stand-up poet Mikhail
Horowitz and acoustic guitarist Gilles Malkine. Admission
is free and open to the public. (845) 687-5262.
at Albany, Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus,
Albany. 10/16, 7:30 PM: Professor Lawrence Wittner speaks
on How Citizen Activism Saved the World from Nuclear
War. Free and open to the public. 442-4789. 10/20,
7 PM: William Pope.L will speak. 442-5620.
K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville.
10/17 & 10/19: A discussion of Leos Janaceks
Jenfua. Registration is required. 458-9274..
of Holy Names, New Scotland Avenue, Albany. 10/22,
7 PM: The Way of the Bodhisattva (Part II). 439-7618.
Public Library, Main Branch, 161 Washington Ave.,
Albany. 10/16, 7-8:30 PM: Intermediate Word Computer Class.
10/22, 1-2:30 PM: Introduction to Excel. Basic computer
and mouse skills required. 427-4303.
Public Library, Pine Hills Branch, 517 Western Ave.,
Albany. 10/17, 10-11 AM: Introduction to the Internet.
Public Library, Schuyler & Broad Streets, Albany.
10/22, 10:30 AM: Advanced Internet class. Previous experience
Waldorf Family Center, 516 Washington Ave. Albany.
10/18, 11 AM: Entering the Spiritual Path. 786-0670.
Peaceful Place Massage & Wellness, 1733 Route
9, Clifton Park. 10/19, 9-6 PM: Workshop on the ancient
art of healing called Reiki. 371-2225.
Botanical Garden, Routes 102 and 103, Stockbridge,
Mass. 140/18, 2-5 PM: Stone Steps, Pathways and Copings,
a workshop given by Mark Mendel, master mason. (413) 298-3926.
Branch Library, 485 Delaware Ave., Albany. 10/20,
6:30 PM: Workshop on Meditation and Balanced Living. Free.
Pond Center, Grafton. 10/18, 8:30-4:30 PM: Outdoor
skills workshop thats geared to enjoying and surviving
in the outdoors. Pre-registration required. 658-2055.
Greenbush Public Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush.
10/22, 6:30 PM: Workshop on Meditation: A Way to Balanced
Living. Free. 463-7521.
Hancock Shaker Village, Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield,
Mass. 10/16-10/18, call for times: Shaker Rocking Chair
with instructor Peter Hindle. 10/18-10/19, call for times:
Shaker Chisel Forging I with instructor Bob Rodriguez.
(413) 684-3223 or (413) 684-3612.
Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge. 10/18, 10 AM-noon:
Flower and foliage arranging workshop for adults. Registration
fee is $16. Please register in advance. 10/18, 10-11 AM:
Beginning of series of workshops about Beginning and Continuing
Foil. Registration fee is $48. Equipment fee is $30. Call
for more details. 10/23, 5:30-7 PM: Movement/Voice Improvisation
workshop for teens-adults. Cost is $15. 677-2495.
Hyde Collection Art Museum, 161 Warren St., Glens
Falls. 10/18, 10:30-noon: Art Inside the Box. Free to
Hyde members and $2 for non-members.
Iroquois Indian Museum, Caverns Road, Howes Cave.10/18,
10/19, call for times: Two one-day workshops in which
participants create a feather wallhanging using all-natural
63 Main St., North Adams, Mass. 10/18, 2:30-4 PM: Poetry
workshop given by Laure-Anne Bosselaar and Meg Kearney.
(413) 664-0775, www.inkberry.org.
Mist Healing Arts, 307 Hamilton St. Albany. 10/19,
2-5 PM: An Afternoon of Centering, Connecting and Expressing.
Come join us for an afternoon of serenity and joyful expression.
$30 for the session. Call to reserve a space. 374-8791.
Bottle Museum, 76 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa. 10/21,
5-9 PM: Glass Animals class. Prior registration is required.
Schenectady County Public Library, McChesney Room, 99
Clinton St., Schenectady. 10/21, 7 PM: Learning Express
computer class. Call to register. 355-2010.
Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown. 10/18, 2-4 PM:
A Taste of the Holidays: Ramadan, a workshop for the whole
family. $5 per person. 392-3693.
Village Plaza 9, Clifton Park, 10/18, 10 AM: Tasting Seminar.
Taste many of Starbucks delicious brews. 373-5794.
Public Library, Lansingburgh Branch, 27 114th St.,
Troy. 10/16, 6 PM: Workshop on Benefits of Meditation
Free. 10/20, 6 PM: Stress and Nutrition: The Facts. Free
and open to public, but prior registration is required.
10/21, 6:15 PM: Résumé and cover-letter
writing workshop. Free and open to public, but prior registration
is required. 235-5310.
Building, 79 Central Ave., Albany. 10/18, 3-4:30 PM:
Start of 3-part series on self-defense. Pre-registration
required. Sliding fee scale. 822-1210 box 3, 465-1597.