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Building Wooden Ships

My name is Roy Busse, a new member.  I have a hobby that I would like to share with anyone interested whether established or brand new.  I build model wooden sailing ships.  These are not ships in a bottle. That pursuit requires skill and patience beyond my reach. These are scale models anywhere from a few inches to almost four feet long.  I display mine in glass cases, but they cand be displayedon a mantle piece, or anywhere you would like a beautiful decoration. Anyone interested feel free to call or text me at 518-461-9248.

I look forward to meeting you.

Greeting Card Workshop 

Thursday, 11/16 at 10am

Thursday, 12/14 at 10

Come join us and make four greeting cards.  Materials and instructions are provided.  Bring your own adhesive or $2 to purchase tape runner at class.  Please sign up one week in advance.  Class fee of $10 payable to Mary Beth Frewin.

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.


         11/6: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

12/4: The In-Between by Hadley Vlahos

1/8: The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg



Senior Center Photographers

2nd and 4th 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. If you have questions, please contact Bill Rolston

at (518) 383-3183.


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. at 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, 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 



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.

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.

Mah Jong

Fridays, Noon

Anyone interested may join us.  Beginners are welcome. 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.


Mondays, 12:30 pm

Calling all current, former and wanna-be Pinochle players!  Full time, Part time and Fill in players needed for our Pinochle tables.  We play for fun and have fun playing!  If you are interested leave your phone number at the front desk.

Paint with Peggy

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting?  Welcome to "Paint with Peggy"! Are you afraid you can't paint because you can't draw?  Peggy is a certified Alexander Art Instructor and Wilson Bickford Painting Partner.  These classes do not require drawing skills, and they are also NOT paint-by-number.  Peggy privides everything to complete the oil painting:  canvas, brushes, palette of paints, etc. Then through classroom instruction, each person creates their own unique oil painting.  If you have questions, email Peggy at: or call/text 518-925-2238. Just bring a box (such as a clean pizza box) to take home your completed painting! Beginners are welcome! Cost: $45.

Tuesday, Novenber 21, 9:30 - 2 pm

"A Christmas Candle"

A classic holiday theme.


Watercolors with Mary 

Monday, November 6 10:00 am - 12 pm

Monday, December 11, 10:00 am - 12 pm


Complete an entire painting during this class. A 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

La Bella Lingua

Fridays, 1:30 pm

The Advanced Italian Class will begin again on Friday, September 8.  Anyone interested in joining the class should contact John Alfano by phone at 518-881-8985 or email

This is not a beginner class and you will need to have some knowledge of the Italian languange, pronunciation and the ability to read and translate at an intermediate level.  We study the language the culture and, of course, the food.  Most importantly we have a good time while doing this.

Silver Thread Quilters

Thursdays, 1 - 3 pm

We are a group of friendly, mentoring quilters who share threads of wisdom and create works of art. Everyone is welcome. There is no fee.

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