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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.



Wood Carving

Thursday, March 30, 10 am - 1:30 pm

You are invited to attend the Mohawk Valley Wood Carvers demonstration here at the Center.  Stop in and observe the members work on different forms of wood carving. The session is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning about woodcarving and the Mohawk Valley Wood Carvers.  No experience is required, the wood carvers will provide you with instruction and quidance.  For more information, call Bud Bertino at

518-384-1718. To register, please call 518-374-0734.

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Watercolors; Open Studio


Open studio time on the 3rd and last Tuesday of the month from 10:30 - 12:30 pm.  Come and join others to paint watercoloron your own.  It is not a class. There is no fee. 

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La Bella Lingua 

Friday at 1:30

Everyone is welcome. The class consists of reading and translating intermediate Italian stories, vocabulary and some study of Italian culture, food and traditions. 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.


                                                        3/6:  Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

                                                        4/3:  Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

                                                        5/1:  Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott

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 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. 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 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 



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 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.


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, Attn: Mike.  Hope ato ssee you soon.

Paint with Peggy


Have you ever wanted to try oil painting? Are you afraid you can't paint because you can't draw? Welcome to "Paint with  Peggy"!  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 provides 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!! Try It!  It's FUN!. 

Tuesday, March 14th, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

"Summer Lake"

Tuesday, April 11th, 9:30 - 2:00 pm

"Taking the Back Road"


Watercolors with Mary 

Monday,  March 6th, 10 am - 12 pm

Monday, April 3rd, 10 am - 12 pm


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

Qigong Class

Fridays, April 14 - May 19 (6 week session)

10:30 - 11:30 am

Tai Chi Ruler is a rare and ancient system of Taoist Qigong that uses a wooden dowel or "Ruler" based on the shape of ancient Chinese sword handles. Exercises with the Ruler coordinate breathing, balance and internal Qi.  These easy movements are both ralaxing and refreshing and promote improved circulation, respiration,  metabolism, bone strength and posture.

The total cost is $49 paid in full on the first day of class. Please contact Tony Grimaldi (certified instructor and 3rd Duan rank) from New Moon (518) 469-4461 to register.

Country Line Dancing

Fridays, 1:15 - 2:30 pm

 Check the calendar for dates.This is a fun class for anyone to get started in Country Line Dancing. Steps will be broken down and taught at an easy pace. Dances are done to fun, upbeat music!  Must be a Senior Center member.

Instructor: Robin Dyanick has been teaching in the area since 2014. for more information and to sign up  email Robin at Pay as you go. Cost: $7.00 per class.

Greeting Card Workshop 

Wednesday, 3/15 at 10 am

Wednesday, 4/19 at 10 am

Come join us for a creative time making four greeting cards.  Materials and instructions are provided.  Bring your own adhesive and a pair of sharp scissors.  Please sign up one week in advance at the Front Desk.  Class fee of $10 payable to Mary Beth Frewin.

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