Farmers Market, State Route 20/22, 10 am-2 pm, Downtown New Lebanon
Columbia-Greene Humane Society SPCA is waiving all dog adoption fees. All adopted animals will be spayed or neutered, health tested, vaccinated, de-wormed, microchipped and will be provided with a collar and leash. They will also be given a flea/tick preventative and a veterinary follow-up exam at the shelter. Call 518-828-6044 for more information.
15, Saturday & 16, Sunday
8th Annual Sand Lake Town Wide Garage Sale, plus Vendor Corral & Flea Market, Westfall Village. Go to sandlakeusiness.com and click on events for more information.
Free Full Body Skin Cancer Screening, especially for people with no insurance or high deductibles, with Dr. Lixia Ellis, from 8 am, SVMC, 140 Hospital Drive, Suite 205, Bennington, VT. Call 802-440-4264. Appointments fill quickly and are based on the order of calls.
Troy, NY Enchanted City Steampunk Festival, 11 am-6 pm, free festival offers a family-friendly inspired day of steampunk fashion, music, magic, games, performance, food and fantasy that magically transform the historic blocks of downtown!
Steam Powered Giraffe performing, 7 pm, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, tickets $25. Call 518-273-0038 to reserve tickets.
Safe Talk Suicide Alertness Training, 9 am-noon, Living Hope United Methodist Church 126 Middletown Rd, Waterford. Must be 15 or older. Pre-registration required, free. Call 518-222-8650.
American Legion Post 1021 Chicken Barbecue, 1021 Averill Park Rd., Averill Park, pick up orders 11 am-4 pm, half chicken $6.50, whole dinner $12.50. Call 518-674-2309 that day to order.
Rensselaer County’s Farm Day Out, Wagner Farms, 166 Garfield Rd., Poestenkill, 12-3 pm, self-guided tour of third generation, 430 head dairy farm.
“Living with Cancer,” free, open support group for patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones, 7 pm, third Monday of every month, Presbyterian Church, 165 Main Street, Schaghticoke. Information: call Ted at 240-595-4511.
Annual Graduate School Fair, Southern Vermont College, 1-3 pm, Everett Mansion’s Burgdorff Gallery. Representatives from more than 12 graduate and professional schools will attend. The Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to explore graduate school programs and the associated application process. Public invited.
Uncovering New York’s Dutch Roots: the New Netherland Translation Project by nationally acclaimed historian Charles Gehring, sponsored by The Pittstown Historical Society, 7:30 pm, Pittstown Town Hall. Gehring will tell the story of the Dutch Republic’s struggle for survival after breaking free from the Habsburg Empire. He will also explain how it accidentally became a force in the Northeast fur trade and what characteristics it transmitted to America.
Maureen Kelley Steward Celebrates the Music of Jule Styne, 7:30 pm, Spencertown Academy, 790 State Route 203, tickets $20/$10 students, in advance at www.spencertownacademy.org or at the door.
Valley Falls Old Home Day, 9 am-4 pm. Historical displays and exhibits at the Valley Falls Library, Community Hall, Fire Department, Methodist Church, Catholic Church and VFW. Day includes friends and neighbors reminiscing. Free and open to all.
Grafton Lakes State Park Bark & Brew, 11 am-3 pm, free with park admission, $6/vehicle, food and beverages available for purchase. Guided hike, agility course, assorted animal care vendors and animal rescue organizations, live music, raffle items, local crafted beers. For more information call 518-279-1155.
North Chatham Library Travelling Dinner Fundraiser, 5:30 pm, Cocktails at “The Creamery,” followed by intimate dinners at area homes, 7-8:30 pm, finish with desserts at the library 8:30-9:30. Cocktails only $35, with Dinner $60. Visit library for tickets or call 518-766-0020.
Stephentown Federated Church SonShiners Annual Craft-Tag Sale, 10 am-4 pm, Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 Route 43, Hancock, MA, rain or shine. Rental spaces available, call 518-527-0182 before September 13.
Poestenkill Christian Church 50 Cent Basket Social, Sullivan Jones Post VFW, 25 Veterans St, Poestenkill. Doors open 1 pm, calling begins 2 pm, Large array of baskets, plus gift cards to be raffled. Ice cream sundaes & beverages available.
27, Thursday-30, Sunday
“Grant & Twain,” A New Play by Elizabeth Diggs, chronicles the friendship between Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant, PS21 Black Box Theater, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, tickets $35, performances Thurs. & Fri. 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm. Tickets at the door or www.ps21chatham.org.
HFCS PTA business meeting, 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library
Grafton VFD & Auxiliary “All You Can Eat” Buffet Breakfast, 8-11 am. VFW/Fire Hall, South Rd. (County Route 85), $10 adults, $5 children ages 5-12.
Hoosick Hullabaloo daylong “community music and arts block party” Community Art Unveiling, 10 am, HAYC3 Armory, noon Basket Bingo, (tickets $10 advance/$13 door), Block Party 3-6 pm, plus…
Second Annual Hoosick Hues: Color Run, 9 am, fun one or two mile walk, saunter, skip, jog, or whatever, co-sponsored by HAYC3 and Healers from Here Relay for Life team. $10 kids, $20 adults.
Fourth Annual Hoosick Is Illuminated Parade, plus “Glow of Gratitude” Lanterns. Lineup Wood Memorial Park 7 pm, free registration for all lighted bikes, trucks, wagons, etc. Awards! Lanterns are $10 and can be decorated at the Armory on Friday from 6-7 pm and Saturday from 3-6 pm.
Annual Trailblazer 5K Run/Walk, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 9 am. Run or walk up the summit of Stone Hill and on the trails through meadows and woodlands. Awards given to top male and female runners in age groups. To register, visit www.berkshirerunning.com., 8:30 am Yoga warm-up.
Grafton Peace Pagoda 25th Anniversary Ceremony, 11 am, Interfaith Prayers for Peace; Keynote Speaker: Martha Hennesey, Granddaughter of Dorothy Day, Kings Bay Plowshares; Commemoration of Dennis Banks’ One Year Memorial -Tashina Banks Rama, Daughter of Dennis Banks; Lakota Ojibwe Taiko Drumming – Japanese Festival Drum. Potluck community meal following the ceremony. Please bring your favorite foods – vegetarian options preferred. It may be cold so please bring warm clothes and a blanket.
Lantern-lit Tour of Grafton Cemetery with local lore and tales of notable figures in Grafton history by Danielle, 7 pm. Start from Grafton Library. Call 518-279-4023 to register.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center Fifth Annual Regional Juried Art Show, opening reception 3-5 pm. “Light and Shadow: the Artist’s Eye, Perceptions and Choices.” Gallery hours Saturdays & Sundays, 1- 5 pm through October 28. Admission is free and most of the artworks are for sale.