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When: Today until Sun, May 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Where: miSci (museum of innovation and science), 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady NY
Cost: $6.50 +
Escape cabin fever, and discover hundreds of brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci's new indoor butterfly house. Discover Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Painted Ladies, Tiger Swallowtails and Spicebush Swallowtails ...
When: Today | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue Troy, NY 12180
Cost: $43 (includes a coursebook)
During this one session course "Writing Your Life Story," instructor Pauline Bartel will discuss the step-by-step process that transforms memories into memoirs. Learn techniques for stimulating memories, conducting ...
When: Today | 10:00 AM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054
Bring your creativity and join us as we create a variety of nature-themed crafts. We will design our own nature journals and then head out on the trail to fill them and collect supplies for additional projects. Fun ...

When: Today | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: NYS Museum (Huxley Theatre) 222 Madison Ave. Albany NY12230
Cost: FREE ADMISSION & Open to the Public
The Schuyler Flatts Burial Ground Project was created to pay tribute to the discovered remains of 14 formerly enslaved Africans in a respectable and honorable manner! Please join us on April 30th and meet the artists ...
When: Today | 2:00 PM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054
Spring showers bring wildflowers you can see only at this time of year. We’ll walk along the Beaver Tree Trail in search of these small wonders as well as other springtime treasures and wildlife.
When: Sun, May 1, 2016 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights Schenectady, NY 12308
Cost: Free with Museum admission, ($6.50 under 12, $9.50 adults)
May 1st is the last day to view the Discover Butterflies exhibit at miSci! Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winter’s chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s indoor butterfly house: ...

When: Mon, May 2, 2016 | 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Residence Inn by Marriott, Clifton Park, 1740 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065
The world famous 8 week Dale Carnegie Course is one of the only organizational communication training programs that is proven to make you more effective by boosting your engagement levels. Visit our website for the ...

When: Mon, May 2, 2016 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: 309 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12309
Cost: $25
A fun, 2-hour class on the basics of improv theatre. For performers and non-performers.
When: Mon, May 2, 2016 | 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Albany JCC, 340 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208
Cost: $70/$55 JCC Member
Mondays 9:30 – 11:30am April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 Instructor: Liz Zunon, Children’s Book Illustrator Prerequisite: basic sketching skills Albany JCC’s Massry Senior Center $70 $55 JCC Member Prepaid nonrefundable ...
When: Mon, May 2, 2016 | 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: Schenectady Community College - Van Curler Room
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Schenectady County Bar Association Law Day event presents free Ask-a-Lawyer opportunity with volunteer attorneys available to answer basic legal questions. Also at 10:30 a.m. hear Judge Christine Clark discuss "Miranda: ...

When: Mon, May 2, 2016 | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Science Library Standish Room, SUNY at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
As known to all, China nowadays is still in the center of reform, going through the era of experimentation. The complexity and uncertainty caused by the various social, economic and social problems happening in this ...

When: Mon, May 2, 2016 | 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: The Dudley Observatory at miSci (museum of innovation and science), 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady
Cost: Free with admission, Seniors $8, Regular $9.50
miSci and the Dudley Observatory have created programming designed for senior citizens! Join the Observatory for an astronomy lesson presented by Dr. Valerie Rapson. The topic for May 2nd will be: Life in the Universe: ...

When: Mon, May 2, 2016 | 5:00 PM
Where: Emerson Auditorium Taylor Music Center, Union College North Lane, Schenectady, NY 12308
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) and Union College have teamed up to present a free, public lecture by renowned American composer Michael Torke, hailed as “a master orchestrator whose shimmering timbral palette ...

When: Mon, May 2, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Different Drummer's Kitchen Co., Stuyvesant Plaza 1475 Western Avenue
Cost: $65
Wondering where to get protein on a plant-based diet? Wellness consultant Theresa "Sam" Houghton, the Quantum Vegan, shows you how in this informative demo class.

When: Mon, May 2, 2016 until Fri, May 6, 2016 | 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Club Scientific, 2320 Nott St. E. #9444, Niskayuna , NY 12309
Cost: $15 per class
Club Scientific after school activities. Science was never this much fun! Register for classes at Colonie.ClubScientific.com or call (518) 479-9888
When: Tue, May 3, 2016 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: William K. Sanford Town Library, Albany-Shaker Road, Colonie, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The local group Death with Dignity-Albany will show the film "How to Die in Oregon." This award-winning 2011 documentary takes viewers into the lives of terminally ill men and woman as they face end-of-life decisions ...
When: Tue, May 3, 2016 | 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, Piracci Board Room,475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Information on the Compassionate Care Act and patient registration in New York State.
When: Wed, May 4, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Where: Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY
Cost: $15
For adults of all ages who would like a gentle, supportive atmosphere and thought-provoking assignments. Time allowing, participants can request editorial suggestions to improve their writing. The class runs for five ...
When: Wed, May 4, 2016 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054
Cost: $40 (Proceeds support the Guided School Program Scholarship Fund)
Do you enjoy a quick-paced walk? Do you enjoy nature and learning? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, then Talk and Trek classes are for you. Each week we’ll head out on a different trail for a brisk ...

When: Wed, May 4, 2016 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: 309 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12309
Cost: $100
Mopco's Character class is one in our rotating Fundamentals cycle. Participants learn how to bring fascinating, true, lively characters to life onstage.

When: Wed, May 4, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Different Drummer's Kitchen Co., Stuyvesant Plaza 1475 Western Avenue
Cost: $65
Inspire your palette to spice things up! Join us for an Independence Day celebration in Mexican cooking.

When: Thu, May 5, 2016 | 4:00 PM
Where: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Scratch is a computer programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch ...
When: Thu, May 5, 2016 | 7:30 AM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054
Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys will begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the birdviewing window in the education center. After a brief introduction, ...

When: Thu, May 5, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Different Drummer's Kitchen Co., Stuyvesant Plaza 1475 Western Avenue
Cost: $65
Learn how to dice, slice, chiffonade, julienne, and perform other techniques. This hands-on workshop includes knife care, sharpening, and honing. Note that this class is limited to 14 students. A light fruit snack will ...
When: Fri, May 6, 2016 | 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany, NY 12204
Cost: $20-25
The Consulting Alliance is happy to announce Richard Frederick, an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor, and a co- founder of the Eastern NY Angels (ENYA) as its May lunchtime Speaker. Richard Frederick ...
When: Sat, May 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054
Geocaching is a family-friendly outdoor adventure. Participants get coordinates online and, with the help of a hand-held global positioning system (GPS) receiver or GPS-enabled mobile phone, navigate to a hidden container. ...

When: Sat, May 7, 2016 until Sat, May 14, 2016 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 342 Altamont Voorheesville Rd. Altamont, NY 12009
Cost: $6.00 per child adults free with a child
The babies are back at Indian Ladder Farms! Come visit, pet and learn about chicks, ducklings, bunnies, lambs, goats, calves and more. May 7-22,2016. Everyday. 9am-5pm. Admission $6.00 per child 342 Altamont Rd., Altamont. ...

When: Sun, May 8, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Where: Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Cost: Adults - $8, Seniors - $6.50, Students (12-17) $6.50, Children (5-12) $5.00 Under 5- free
Iroquois storytelling with Veronica Reitter, Seneca

When: Mon, May 9, 2016 | 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Residence Inn by Marriott, Clifton Park, 1740 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065
The world famous 8 week Dale Carnegie Course is one of the only organizational communication training programs that is proven to make you more effective by boosting your engagement levels. Visit our website for the ...

When: Mon, May 9, 2016 until Fri, May 13, 2016 | 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Club Scientific, 2320 Nott St. E. #9444, Niskayuna , NY 12309
Cost: $15 per class
Club Scientific after school activities. Science was never this much fun! Register for classes at Colonie.ClubScientific.com or call (518) 479-9888

When: Tue, May 10, 2016 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Half Moon Button Club will meet on Tuesday May 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. The social time starts at 11 a.m. and the business meeting starts at 12:00 noon followed ...
When: Tue, May 10, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Different Drummer's Kitchen Co., Stuyvesant Plaza 1475 Western Avenue
Cost: $75
Chef Ric Orlando brings out the surprises with every turn of the spatula. Tour Provence with him and enjoy all the herbs and rustic flavors with a Ric spin on these peasant food classics.
When: Wed, May 11, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Where: Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY
Cost: $15
For adults of all ages who would like a gentle, supportive atmosphere and thought-provoking assignments. Time allowing, participants can request editorial suggestions to improve their writing. The class runs for five ...
When: Wed, May 11, 2016 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054
Cost: $40 (Proceeds support the Guided School Program Scholarship Fund)
Do you enjoy a quick-paced walk? Do you enjoy nature and learning? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, then Talk and Trek classes are for you. Each week we’ll head out on a different trail for a brisk ...
When: Wed, May 11, 2016 | 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Shaker Pointe, One Bell Tower Drive, Watervliet, NY 12189
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join Shaker Pointe on Wednesday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation about Medicare and Medicaid from the elder law attorneys of Burke & Casserly.

When: Wed, May 11, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Different Drummer's Kitchen Co., Stuyvesant Plaza 1475 Western Avenue
Cost: $65
Getting beefy flavor without the heaviness that we try to avoid in these coming Summer months can be difficult, but that fungus among us is a waistline saver and oh so delicious. Tamara will help you incorporate mushrooms ...
When: Thu, May 12, 2016 | 7:30 AM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054
Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of spring bird migration. These outdoor surveys will begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the birdviewing window in the education center. After a brief introduction, ...

When: Thu, May 12, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Different Drummer's Kitchen Co., Stuyvesant Plaza 1475 Western Avenue
Cost: $65
There are so many ways to take advantage of the fresh flavors of spring. Mexican food gives you a kick with those roasted chiles as well as fresh salsas and cool guacamole to finish off. Join Caroline Barrett while ...
When: Thu, May 12, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Where: Concert Hall, 110 8th Street, Troy NY
Cost: $6
The final On Screen/Sound program of the spring season presents four films with sonic and visual elements constructed through complex tracking shots.
When: Fri, May 13, 2016 | 11:30 AM
Where: Capital Region Chamber 5 Computer Drive South Colonie , NY
Cost: $35
Explore the ins and outs of doing business in the country that will become the world’s third-largest economy by 2030. India — the world’s largest democracy and an English-speaking country — offers vast opportunity for ...
When: Fri, May 13, 2016 | 4:00 PM
Where: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road Clifton Park, NY 12065
Experienced “Scratchers” in grades 3 to 5 are invited to come and create using Scratch. Participants must have parental permission for Internet access prior to the start of class. Please register online, in-person or ...
When: Fri, May 13, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Where: Multiple Venues, EMPAC, 110 8th St, Troy
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The final EMPAC presentation of sound artist Tarek Atoui’s multi-year research and performance project to develop tools and techniques for performing sound to a hearing-impaired audience.

When: Fri, May 13, 2016 until Sun, May 15, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: St. Sophia's, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY
Cost: Admission is $3 / children under 12 free
Join us as Albany Goes Greek for 3 days with continuous LIVE Greek Music & Greek dancers in traditional costumes, authentic Greek Casual Dining, Greek Pastry Shop featuring homemade pastries, various Greek foods under ...
When: Sat, May 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054
Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, from Project Learning Tree (PLT), is an award-winning curriculum enhancement program for teachers and youth leaders focusing on forest resources. This hands-on workshop ...
When: Sat, May 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Where: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054
Parents and preschoolers are invited to explore the outdoors together during this guided program. We’ll begin indoors with a reading of Henry Cole’s I Took a Walk, then head out on the trail to put our senses to work ...
When: Sun, May 15, 2016 | 1:00 PM
Where: Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Help your children gain more confidence in their reading abilities and improve their reading skills with this special therapy dog program in the Children’s Library. Children build confidence from the experience and ...

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