All classes require registration, Center membership is required: must show current membership card at registration. Please feel free to come and observe any class. Refunds for missed classes must be requested from the instructor.



La Bella Lingua 

Class will resume in September

Everyone is welcome. There is no fee. The only expense is to buy your own books. The classes are informal and enjoyable. We have fun as we learn to read, write and speak the beautiful language. Ciao! For details send John Alfano an email at or call him at 518-881-8985.

First Monday Book Club

First Monday of the Month,10 am

All Center members are welcome to join our monthly sessions. For each meeting, please read the book and be prepared to join the discussion.


                          7/11: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

                                                      8/1: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

                                                      9/12: The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

                                                      10/3:  All That is Secret by Patricia Raybon

                                                      11/7:  The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell

Silver Threads Quilters

Thursdays, 1-3 pm

We are a group of friendly, mentoring ladies who share threads of wisdom and create works of art. This year our group has made quilts to donate to Camp Erin, a camp for bereaved children. Also, some of our generous members made hats, mittens and scarves to give to the camp for the cold Adirondack nights. Everyone is welcome. There is no fee. 

Senior Center Photographers

Thursdays, 10 am

Activities include taking photo trips to local sites, sharing slides and prints, demonstrating the capabilities of a photo-editing program on the Center's computer, and discussing any aspect of film or digital photography. Free to members. Come check us out some Thursday.

Canasta Anyone?

Looking for one more person to start a table for canasta at one of the card playing days. We have three members looking for a fourth. Come to the front desk if you are interested.


Fridays, 10:00 am

Please join us in the library for fun, laughter and cards. If you don't know the game, we will teach you.


Mon, Wed, Fri 4 pm

Novice Play is scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays except where noted on calendar. Questions? Leave a message at the desk.

Card Playing

Mondays and Thursdays, 12:30 pm

We play bridge, pinochle, canasta, hand-and-foot card games and more. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends. Generally, foursomes are established and seldom have openings for drop-in players. If interested, stop by the front desk and add your name to the list of new interested players, indicating the game(s) of your interest. Then follow up with people on the list to establish new groups of play.

Duplicate Bridge

 Tuesdays 12:30 



Haven’t played bridge for a while? No problem! No duplicate bridge experience is necessary. This is a friendly game. Sign-up starts at 12:15 and play begins promptly at 12:30. Join us with your partner. If you need a partner or have any questions, please contact

Ruth Armbruster at 518-399-7871 or Anne Bishop at 518-372-7254.

Mah Jong

Mondays and Thursdays 9:00 am

Anyone interested in having a foursome play at the Center is welcome to play at the card sessions on Monday and Thursdays. We have the game boards or you can bring your own.

Oil, Acrylic & Art

Fridays, 10 am - 1 pm

Certified by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the instructor, Dani Morette provides her expertise as she guides you through your current piece of art. Whether a beginner or an experienced painter, you can learn new techniques or brush up on what your already know. Bring your own supplies for your intended new creation. Paint whatever you desire. See instructor for information on fees and schedule.

Paint with Peggy

Monday, August 8, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Please bring a bag lunch. Cost $45 per class

Sign up in advance at the front desk. Payment due at time of registration.  Please make checks payable to Peggy Porter. If you have any questions, please call Peggy at 518-925-2238. Please include a phone number with your information in case there is a last-minute change.

 "Sailing Away" This painting is a fun summer painting for new and experienced artists. Peggy will guide you through the steps to create depth in the painting so it invites you to walk over the hill to watch the colorful sailboats in the lake. Clouds in the sky and a distant shore complete this nostalgic scene.

Watercolors with Mary 

Monday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

 July 11th, August 1st, September 12th

Complete an entire painting during this class. List of supplies you need to bring with you are available at signup; paper provided. Sign up at the front desk in advance and make checks payable to the instructor, Mary Fekete. 518-384-3393. Fee $6.00

Zentangle Class

Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 1pm, beginner

Wednesday, Aug 10 at 1pm, intermediate

The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing, fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called tangles. Join Certified Zentangle Instructor Linda Fasano for this 30-60 minute class. Sign up in advance at the front desk. Class size is limited. Materials provided by instructor for use in class. No art experience necessary. Cost: $5 to Members only. Max 10 people.

Stampin' Up Card Workshop

Tuesday, July 26 at 1 pm

Tuesday, August 30 at 1 pm

Join us for an afternoon of creativity and paper-crafting fun. Materials and instruction are provided to make four greeting cards. Sign up in advance at the front desk. Please make checks payable to the instructor, Brigid Meyer. 

Cost: $10 per class. Please bring your own adhesives to class, or contact instructor ahead of class if you need to purchase them.