QUILT HISTORY TALK ROTTERDAM — Kris Driessen, a quilt historian and teacher, will present “This Is Your Life,” a program on quilts, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the George E. Franchere Education Center, 1100 Main St. She will discuss how different factors influenced our quilt heritage, including fabrics, politics and economics. She will also discuss the tools and methods that were used in making such quilts.
DRAWING FROM NATURE ROTTERDAM — The Mabee Farm Historic Site, Route 5S, will offer a Drawing from Nature class from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday . Artist Deb Crosby will teach students how to draw fl owers, leaves and more using contour drawing techniques. The class is open to beginners. The cost is $20 per person.
FAIR APPLICANTS SOUGHT ROTTERDAM — Applications are now being accepted for the second annual Mabee Farm Fiber Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Mabee Farm Historic Site, Route 5S. For more information and an application, call 887-5073 or email
Bellevue Builders will host a walk to raise money and awareness to combat a crippling form of muscular dystrophy. The home supply store on Duanesburg Road will host a 3K walk at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 to support Team Joseph, an organization that works on behalf of all young boys and their families affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The walk will be followed by a festival starting at noon. Registration for the event is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the walk, with the first 75 participants getting a free T-shirt. Children under the age of 16 can register for $5. All walk registration fees benefit Team Joseph. The event is pet-friendly. To obtain additional information on the event, call 350-5355 or send an email to lisa. firstname.lastname@example.org.
FARM & FOLIAGE DAY ROTTERDAM — The Mabee Farm Historic Site on Route 5S will be part of Schenectady County’s Farm & Foliage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday . Activities will include pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, pony rides, a petting zoo, 4-H Club, live music with Dyer Switch and more. Admission is free.
3rd Annual Harvest Festival Trinity Reformed Church 705 Curry Road Rotterdam NY Saturday October 20th Noon to 6:00 PM
Chinese Auction Kid's Activities Local Produce Baked Goods Tag Sale Gifts & More
Giffy's take out Chicken BBQ Dinner from 3-5 PM - PRE-SALE TICKETS ONLY Pre-Sale Tickets $10 For tickets please phone: 214-0019 (cash or checks made payable to Trinity Reformed Church) Dinners can be picked up at the church from 3-5 PM
DINNER INCLUDES: 1/2 Chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll & butter, homemade brownie (made by Trinity folks) and a beverage
MABEE FARM CLASSES ROTTERDAM — The following classes will be offered at the Mabee Farm Historic Site on Route 5S. Registration is mandatory. Learn to Make Yarn on a Drop Spindle — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday . Instructor Pam Bucci will teach students how to create their own homespun yarn. The fee is $50, plus a $5 materials fee. Blacksmith Class — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday . Instructor John Ackner will teach a variety of forging techniques and basic skills making nails and S hooks. He will also discuss how to care for a forge and the equipment. The fee is $150, including materials. Build a Shaving Horse — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday . Woodworker Win Bigelow will teach students how to build a shaving horse in just one day. The shaving horse is a versatile holding device used by wood craftsmen to build furniture, wooden tools or building parts. The fee is $140, plus a $40 materials fee. For more information or an application, call 887-5073 or email email@example.com.
PHOTOGRAPHER TALK ROTTERDAM — The Schenectady County Historical Society will host photographer Geoffrey Gross at 1 p.m. Sunday at the George E. Franchere Center at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, Route 5S. He will discuss his latest book “Tomorrow’s Houses,” which is a richly photographed presentation of the best modernist houses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont built during the early 20th century through the 1960s. This program is $5 for nonmembers and free for members.
TOASTMASTERS ROTTERDAM — The Mohawk Toastmasters Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Nov. 7, at the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center on East Campbell and Hamburg streets. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in improving their leadership and communication skills. This program is free and open to the public.
Comedy on tap at Schalmont High ROTTERDAM — Schalmont High School’s Drama Club will present the comedy “The Foreigner,” on Nov. 14 and 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. Tickets will be sold on the evening of each show in the school lobby, but will also be available during the week of the show in the high school cafeteria during lunch periods.
PASTA BUFFET SCHENECTADY — The Ladies of Rotterdam Elks Lodge 2157, 1152 Curry Road, will sponsor their fourth annual pasta night buffet from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday . The buffet will include salad, pasta fagioli, spaghetti, cavatelli, ziti, ravioli, meatballs, sausage, Italian bread and dessert. There will also be raffles and music. Tickets are $8 per person, $4 for children ages 10 years and younger. All proceeds benefit the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region.
FLEA MARKET SCHENECTADY — Rotterdam United Methodist Church, corner of Curry Road and Helderberg Avenue, will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday . Breakfast and lunch will be available.
HISTORIC BOOK TALK ROTTERDAM — Local historic artist Len F. Tantillo will talk about his new book, “The Edge of New Netherland,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mabee Farm Historic Site’s George E. Franchere Education Center, Route 5S. The book explores life in the Dutch colony and competition between European powers by focusing on the construction of regional forts and the trade they engendered. Tantillo will sign books at the end of the program, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. The cost is $5 per person, free for members.
HONORING VETERANS ROTTERDAM — The 53rd annual Rotterdam Veteran’s Day Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rotterdam Town Hall Monument.
HOLIDAY FAIR ROTTERDAM — The Mabee Farm Holiday Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Mabee Farm Historic Site’s new Franchere Education Center on Route 5S. The fair will feature unique crafts from local artists and artisans such as wood, baskets, jewelry, paintings, photography, hats, primitive folk art, soaps, handwovens and beeswax candles. There will also be activities for kids, and food will be available.
DRAPER ’72 REUNION ROTTERDAM — The Draper High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th class reunion Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24. The kick-off party will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Mark’s Grill and Pub, 1051 Curry Road. The cost is $6 per person and dress is casual. The main event is Saturday beginning with a cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner (cash bar) at Canali’s Restaurant, 126 Mariaville Road.