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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the other side of a poker table? Want to learn the inner workings of a casino firsthand? Here's your chance!

Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, expected to open in the first quarter of 2017, is looking to fill hundreds of positions, and wants employees like you!

An original rendering of Rivers Casino & Resort    
The long-anticipated LarkFest is happening this weekend! We've also got three other festivals, six runs/walks, and three rummage/flea sales to check out. 

You'll definitely have a hard time choosing where to go this weekend with so many great events in the Albany area!

It's a thrilling time to shop at Crossgates! The popular Albany-area mall is in the process of bringing five new additions on board to the primary mall and the neighboring Crossgates Commons - specifically, a bakery, an entertainment venue, and three retail stores.

Here's what you can expect at Crossgates in the upcoming months.

Special movie showings, beer-themed events, and awesome festivals are all happening this weekend in the Albany area. Get all the details here - it will be difficult to decide which events to check out!

The Palace Theatre in Albany recently announced its plans for a $65 million upgrade, which would include improving the current theater as well as significant expansions on additional properties.

Although the project is expected to have a monumental economic impact on the Albany area, not everyone is on board

When you see your kids actively running, jumping, and playing, do you ever want to just join in? Now you can!

An amazing indoor play park is now open in Crossgates, where you can play right alongside your little ones as they get plenty of exercise. You'll definitely want to check out Billy Beez during your next trip to the mall!

A recent study by WalletHub compared the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas to establish where America's most educated individuals are living and working. 

The Albany/Schenectady/Troy metropolitan area came in within the top 20, even beating out several other major metropolitan areas in the state!

Here's where we ranked, and what was involved with the study.

With 2016 marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the Capital Region and North Country are remembering that day with numerous events, ceremonies, and more. Honor those who lost their lives in one of America's biggest tragedies by attending one of these events with your loved ones.

Have you ever visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC? If not, you'll soon have a chance to see this extraordinary memorial right here in the Capital Region.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the City of Albany is hosting the Vietnam Traveling War Memorial in Washington Park. A ceremony will take place from September 15th through the 19th - here are the details, and how you can get involved.

Photo provided, photo credit Maureen Welsh    
Editor's note 09/09/16: This article has been updated to reflect the rain location of the Jazz Festival, which is now happening at the Corning Preserve boat launch.

It can be tough getting back to the work grind after a long weekend but guess what? It's almost the weekend again! Here are nine events for you to check out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Photo by Courtney Voorhees, provided by City of Albany    

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