School Supplies Giveaway At Gardner's Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe
Aug
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

School Supplies Giveaway At Gardner's Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe

Neil and Susan Gardner, proprietors of Gardner's Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe, will be giving away 10 backpacks full of school supplies each night of Celebrate Stephentown at 7:00 p.m. Kids can enter to win all day on August 18th, 19th and 20th prior to each drawing and winners do not need to be present to receive their prizes.

 

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Stories Of Stephentown
Aug
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Stories Of Stephentown

The Stephentown Memorial Library is pleased to host Stories of Stephentown, an event featuring local residents sharing their favorite memories about growing up and living here in Stephentown. Hosted by author and Stephentown native Norma Williams Lasch, this event will find friends and neighbors both old and new recounting all the things they love about our community and its history.  

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Melon Tasting At The Berry Patch
Aug
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Melon Tasting At The Berry Patch

As the old saying goes, Saturday is for tomatoes and Sunday is for melons. Okay, that may be a new saying, but it applies here because The Berry Patch follows up its Saturday tomato tasting with this melonfest of a sampling where you can try a dozen different varieties from noon to three. Do you know what a Canary melon is or how it tastes? How about a Christmas melon or Tuscan melon? There is more to the melon world than cantaloupe (called muskmelons here in the East)! Come learn some of the subtle, and not so subtle differences, in the many types of melons these this Stephentown institution produces and support your local melon (and tomato) grower!

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Artisan Show At Pease Farm Store
Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Artisan Show At Pease Farm Store

Pease Farm is one of the three oldest farms in Stephentown, making it a fitting site for this exhibition of the skills early farmers practiced to maintain their farms and themselves. Join members of the Creative Crafters and the Heritage Spinners & Knitters for interactive demonstrations of basket making, spinning, knitting, weaving and more. You can also enter a drawing to win prizes from Golden Road Honey and Woolie Glen Baskets.

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Open House At Stephentown Heritage Center
Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Open House At Stephentown Heritage Center

The Stephentown Historical Society will host an open house at its Heritage Center, formerly a Methodist Episcopal Church, built in 1870. Come tour this beautifully restored building and view its various exhibits, including dioramas depicting the early history of Stephentown.

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Farm-To-Pizza Lunch At Wyomanock Center
Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Farm-To-Pizza Lunch At Wyomanock Center

  • Wyomanock Center for Sustainable Living (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Here's another great Sunday event for the whole family at Wyomanock Center for Sustainable Living! We're showing off how amazing pizza can taste when it's made with freshly picked, farm-grown veggies. Kids will delight in dressing their own pizzas in our beautiful outdoor setting and waiting for them to cook in our wood-fired oven. Please click here to register.

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Corkscrew Rail Trail Race
Aug
20
10:00am10:00am

Corkscrew Rail Trail Race

The Friends of the Corkscrew Rail Trail will hold a five-mile, out-and-back running race on the open section for the rail trail from Knapp Road into New Lebanon and back on Sunday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. A shorter fun run from Knapp Road to Wyomanock Road and back will follow. Registration will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. just prior to the race. The entry fee is $5. For more information, please call Bruce Shenker at (518) 781-4525 or email bshenker@gmail.com

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Guided Hike At The Robert Ingalls Preserve
Aug
20
10:00am10:00am

Guided Hike At The Robert Ingalls Preserve

The Steward of the Robert Ingalls Preserve will lead an approximately 2.5 mile/2 hour hike through this 50-acre property owned by the Rensselaer Land Trust and located on the southern escarpment of the Rensselaer Plateau. It's located just west of the intersection of Horse Heaven and Garfield Roads (using a GPS the Preserve is on the right just past 546 Garfield Road). This hike will follow along the Black Brook, through mature forest, and visit an old mill site and the foundation of an old homestead. The terrain will feature some steep slopes, include uneven ground such as areas of rocks and roots, and may be wet and muddy in spots. Participants should take common precautions regarding ticks and other biting insects.

 

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Dressage Show At Emerald-Glen Equestrian Center
Aug
20
9:30am 9:30am

Dressage Show At Emerald-Glen Equestrian Center

Dressage is a French term meaning “training” and its purpose is to develop the horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to work, making him calm, supple and attentive to his rider. Riders, in the presence of the judge, will each individually perform one of the standard tests (a prescribed pattern of figures and gaits) recognized by the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF), the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF), or the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA). Each test lasts around 4 to 5 minutes; somewhere between 30 and 40 or so tests will be run during the event, one after the other. Reservations are required and special rules apply for attendees for everyone's safety. More details will be posted soon.

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BOGO Sale At Down In Denver Books
Aug
20
8:00am 8:00am

BOGO Sale At Down In Denver Books

Don't let the Library's Book Festival be the only place you look for your book collecting and reading needs this weekend. Down In Denver Books, which specializes in used and rare books, will be having a buy one, get one sale (BOGO!) all weekend long. Support a local business, get a great deal, and check out the inside of this beautiful old building that dates back to 1840.

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Early Bird Hike At Chestnut Hill
Aug
20
8:00am 8:00am

Early Bird Hike At Chestnut Hill

Get out on the trail bright and early Sunday morning with the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance at the recently dedicated Chestnut Hill in Stephentown. Breathe the fresh air and learn all about this incredible property named after the American Chestnut trees that fill the landscape, which was donated by the previous owner/caretaker, Ken James. Reservations for this one-mile hike are encouraged and guidelines will be posted soon.

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School Supplies Giveaway At Gardner's Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe
Aug
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

School Supplies Giveaway At Gardner's Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe

  • Gardner's Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Neil and Susan Gardner, proprietors of Gardner's Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe, will be giving away 10 backpacks full of school supplies each night of Celebrate Stephentown at 7:00 p.m. Kids can enter to win all day on August 18th, 19th and 20th prior to each drawing and winners do not need to be present to receive their prizes.

 

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Catered Italian Dinner At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge
Aug
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Catered Italian Dinner At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge

After a lovely day of roaming the scenic grounds and sampling cheese from Stephentown's own Four Fat Fowl at their afternoon event from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the proprietors of Berkshire Blueberry Lodge invite you to join them for live music and a catered dinner by Highland Restaurant beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and currently limited to 45 people. Please call (518) 733-5866 for reservations and more information.

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Open House & Cheese Tasting At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge
Aug
19
3:30pm 3:30pm

Open House & Cheese Tasting At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge

The beautiful Berkshire Blueberry Lodge will host two events on Saturday, beginning with this open house and cheese tasting, featuring cheese from Stephentown's own Four Fat Fowl, on its expansive, scenic grounds. A ticketed, catered dinner by Highland Restaurant will follow at 6:00 p.m.

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Stephentown Seniors Spotlight
Aug
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Stephentown Seniors Spotlight

Members of the Stephentown Seniors, the oldest and largest group of its kind in Rensselaer County, will highlight their organization's many contributions to the community. While you're there, enter to win their free drawing for a bus trip for two to New York City or Boston's Quincy Market on Yankee Trails.

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Community Corn Boil
Aug
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Community Corn Boil

Kinderhook Creek Farm will be presenting a community corn boil on the town's Athletic Field at the old Stephentown Elementary School beginning at noon. The festivities will include a corn husking contest, Pirate Corn (it's a buck-an-ear!), and a variety of maple products from nearby Ioka Valley Farm in Hancock.

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Tomato Tasting At The Berry Patch
Aug
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Tomato Tasting At The Berry Patch

Did you know that Dale-Ila Riggs and Don Miles, the owners at The Berry Patch, grow a dozen varieties of heirloom tomatoes, eight varieties of cherry tomatoes, and seven varieties of red tomatoes? They even have their own variety that Dale-Ila has been refining! Come taste some of them on Saturday afternoon, discover the differences, and learn more about the latest farming techniques from these mainstays of the locally grown produce community in Stephentown.

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Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department Open House
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department Open House

  • Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department Fire Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will open its doors to the public on Saturday in order to highlight the many duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter. Visitors can learn about the equipment and vehicles our department uses and get more information about all the training involved in serving the community as interior firefighters, support personnel, fire police, ambulance drivers and EMTs.

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Free Yoga Class At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Free Yoga Class At Berkshire Blueberry Lodge

Join certified Hatha yoga instructor Robin Catalano for this free one-hour, all-levels yoga class. Whether you've always wanted to try yoga or have been practicing for years, this is a great opportunity to practice in the awe-inspiring surroundings of the Berkshire Blueberry Lodge. We'll do a combination of vinyasas, standing postures, and a wrap-up meditation. Bring your mat, and leave your stress behind!

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Therapeutic Horseback Riding Demonstration
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Demonstration

Janet Renard, of Emerald-Glen Equestrian Center, is a Registered Instructor with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International who specializes in working with beginner riders and riders with special needs, introducing them to the sensory, physical, and emotional experiences only horseback riding can offer. This free, public demonstration of her work can accommodate 10-15 people who must register in advance and follow the rules provided. Please email her at janet.renard@gmail.com for more information.

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Family Book Festival At Stephentown Memorial Library
Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

Family Book Festival At Stephentown Memorial Library

Saturday is our Family Book Festival at Stephentown Memorial Library! This year's festivities will include a large book and media sale as well as a full schedule of events under the tent and around the grounds. Our special guests will include the Corkscrew Rail Trail, Crosby The Therapy Dog, author Norma Williams Lasch, the Stephentown Food Pantry's Game of Thrones, The BagShare Project featuring Girl Scout Troop 1752, TRACs (Together Reducing Alcohol And Drugs In Our Communities) and Y2Y Berlin, and Will's Whimzies among others. We'll also have food, drinks, and music from Stephentown's own Mike McMann (2:00 p.m.) and Rev Tor (3:00 p.m.).

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