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EDITOR’S NOTE: This calendar is being regularly updated to reflect all event cancellations and postponements. However, it is recommended that readers contact event organizers before they attend. For the most updated version of the calendar, please visit or troyrecord.com.

Saturday, Dec. 26

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Dec. 28

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Troy Masonic Temple, located at 39 Brunswick Rd., Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28 at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, located at 2024 Rt. 40 in Schaghticoke. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the American Legion Melvin Roads Post, located at 200 Columbia Tpke., Rensselaer. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Medical Services, located at 15 Crossing Blvd. in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the Malta Community Center, located at 1 Bayberry Dr. in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

VIRTUAL FAREWELL TO 2020 PARADE: The Albany Capital Center (ACC), in conjunction with CDTA and Transfinder, has announced plans for the Farewell to 2020 Parade. The virtual charity event will feature many regional businesses, organizations and families as well as musical guests, all hosted by Chad O’Hara from B95.5, Albany Broadcasting. The Facebook Live event will be broadcast on Wednesday, December 30. The goal of the event is to bring the Capital Region together to say goodbye to 2020 and raise money for local nonprofits whose fundraisers had to be canceled because of the pandemic this year. Each participating business or organization will create a parade “float” using a vehicle or vehicles of their choice. With Transfinder’s technologies, the ACC will create a virtual parade route through the Capital Region where viewers can follow along. As the parade unfolds, the broadcast will check in with companies, showcase their parade float creations, present musical performances, and feature people offering special holiday messages. We need you to help us wave goodbye! Send us videos of you and your family waving goodbye to 2020 to be featured in our Parade crowd! Videos can be sent to [email protected] or via private message on facebook to @albanycapcenter.

DRIVE THRU PANTRY: On December 30, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York are teaming up to address food insecurity with a mass food distribution in Watervliet, NY. The food distribution, or “drive-thru pantry” is a part of Catholic Charities’ mobile outreach initiative, CC MOVE, and is an effort to provide supplemental and emergency food in areas with limited access to services at time when many are struggling. Food items provided by the Regional Food Bank will be packaged by volunteers from partnering organizations and distribution will begin at 9:30 AM. The distribution is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.Food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and the distribution will last until supplies are gone. In order to maintain appropriate safety and social distancing, there will be two distribution lines: a drive-through line, and a walk-in line. This event will be held from 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at Watervliet High School, located at 1245 Hillside Dr., Watervliet.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the West Sand Lake Fire Department, located at 3697 Rt. 43 in West Sand Lake. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Desmond Hotel, located at 660 Albany Shaker Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Dec. 31

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 at American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PRIME RIB DINNER: Saratoga – Wilton Elks Lodge #161, located at 1 Elks Ln. in Saratoga Springs, presents a New Year’s Eve Prime Rib Dinner for curbside pickup from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. Call 518-584-2585 Monday, Dec. 21 or Tuesday Dec. 22 between 10 a.m and noon to place an order. Quantities are limited. Menu includes: shrimp cocktail, tossed salad, prime rib of beef, twice baked potato, vegetable, roll. Dinner for 2 is $70. Dinner for 1 is $40. Cash only. There will be no dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 30 this week.

Friday, Jan. 1, 2021

RUN INTO 2021 VIRTUAL 5K: Saratoga County Run Into 2021 5K. Let’s run away from the year 2020 and run into 2021 with positivity, new goals and a new outlook of what is to come this year! Out with the old and in with the new, let’s walk, jog or run with a clear mind and ring in the new year together, collectively as a county! There are so many wonderful places that you can take part in this virtual 5K.. Places like in your neighborhood, The Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, the Zim Smith Trail in Malta, or Hudson Crossings Park in Schuylerville are all safe places to run at your convenience! Let’s kick off our Healthy Saratoga Month with a 5K to jump start our healthy goals for the new year in one of the Healthiest Counties to live in New York! Proceeds will go to the Saratoga County Foundation’s SAVE OUR LOCALS campaign as we continue to support local businesses, particularly those in the health and wellness sector during our January 2021 Health & Wellness Month celebration. iRun Local will have a prize for the fastest time in the male and female categories. If you believe that you have the fastest time, please bring your fitbit, garmin, apple watch/etc proof of time to pick up the prize at the Saratoga County Chamber office. We are excited to get everyone mobile and feeling their best running into 2021! Registration is $20.21 and ends January 7, 2021 at 11:59pm. More information is available online at https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/SaratogaSprings/RunInto20215K.

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at Proctors, located at 432 State St. in Schenectady. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS INFORMATION SESSION: Make a Difference in the New Year: Be a Literacy Volunteer in Rensselaer or Albany County – Would you like to help someone learn to read, write, or speak English? Would you like to become a more engaged member of your own community? We can train you! Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) is actively seeking volunteers. Please join us to find out more at our next Volunteer Opportunities Information Session, Tuesday, January 5, 12:00-1:00 p.m. via Zoom. We are looking for tutors to be paired with adult English Language and Basic Literacy learners, as well as math and computer tutors. As a volunteer you can develop new skills, make friends, and see how your efforts make a difference in your community. To register for the information session, contact [email protected] To learn more about LVORC, visit www.lvorc.org or call 518 244-4650.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 400 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the Marriott Courtyard, located at 11 Excelsior Ave in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION CLASS: The Gifts of Imperfection Class – six Tuesdays, beginning January 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Engage, experience, and evolve—take your reading from theory to practice in this interactive class that explores Brené Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Be challenged to cultivate the courage, compassion, and divine connection it takes to embrace your “imperfections” and recognize that you are always enough. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

TWELFTH NIGHT: Virtual Twelfth Night Celebration at Schuyler Mansion and Crailo. On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Schuyler Mansion and Crailo State Historic sites invite you to join us for “Salutations of the Season!,” a virtual Twelfth Night celebration! From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the event will be available across multiple social media platforms and will feature festive traditions of the 17th and 18th century. Join us as we share holiday preparations, food and other demonstrations, performances and selecting the Twelfth Night King! And you are to be a big part of the celebration! Because this year we cannot gather together at the mansion or Crailo, we encourage you to hold your own Twelfth Night party and share it with us. Purchase a “Take-Home Twelfth Night” kit ($20), which will be available at the Fort Orange General Store in January, and revel in this feast day as the Schuyler and Van Rensselaer families did! Be sure to upload photos of your celebration (@Schuyler Mansion and/or @Crailo) so that we may all share the final day of the holiday season together. The virtual merriment begins on Tuesday, January 5 th , when “how to” demonstrations will be available to help you prepare for your Twelfth Night celebration. Revelry and wassail toasts begin on Wednesday, Jan 6th with music performance and more (schedule to be found on the sites’ websites) and of course, your photo contributions. We look forward to celebrating with you! Schuyler Mansion is located at 32 Catherine Street in Albany’s historic South End, (518) 434-0834, while Crailo is located at 9 -1/2 Riverside Ave. in Rensselaer, (518) 463-8738. For further information about this event, please contact either site, visit: parks.ny.gov or find us on social media. Twelfth Night, or the Feast of Epiphany, was one of the traditional holidays celebrated by the Dutch and English of 17th and 18th century New York. Falling on January 6th , Twelfth Night was the final holiday of the season, marked by unsurpassed feasting and revelry. Come and celebrate with us!

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

STUFFED SHELLS DINNER: Saratoga – Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Stuffed Shells Dinner for curbside pick up Wednesday, Jan. 6, 4:30-6 pm. Call 518-584-2585 Monday or Tuesday between 10am-noon to place an order. Menu includes Stuffed Shells, Meatballs, Sweet Sausage, Tossed Salad, Garlic Toast. Dinner for 2 is $25. Cash only.

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. They typically take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River St, Troy, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted on the city’s website. All meetings are open to the public. At monthly regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. The city is currently live-streaming Council meetings on the Troy City Council YouTube page at www.youtube.com/troycitycouncil.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Southern Saratoga YMCA, located at 1 Wall St. in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 at the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

BOOK DISCUSSION: Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion – Sunday, January 10, 6 p.m. Join us for a spiritual book discussion. All are welcome whether or not they’ve read. This month’s book is The Art of Life by Ernest Holmes. Hosted on Zoom by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures. Call or use the Contact us form at www.newthoughtnewyork.org for Meeting ID and discussion questions. For more information, visit our meetup.com group, Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures or call (518) 366-9918.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. onMonday, Jan. 11 at the Ballston Spa Elks, located at 10 Hamilton Place in Ballston Spa. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION CLASS: The Gifts of Imperfection Class – six Tuesdays, beginning January 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Engage, experience, and evolve—take your reading from theory to practice in this interactive class that explores Brené Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Be challenged to cultivate the courage, compassion, and divine connection it takes to embrace your “imperfections” and recognize that you are always enough. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Empire State College, located at 2 Union Ave in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at American Legion Post 1489, located at 111 Main Ave., Wynantskill. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

WINTER GREEN-UP: The Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County are pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Winter Green-Up, the Northeast’s original grazing conference. Online via Zoom from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 13, 20 and 27. Admission for Winter Green-Up 2021 is $35 for three sessions, $25 for two sessions, $15 for a single session. Winter Green-Up has a long tradition of presenting speakers with expertise in grazing, meat and food production, and livestock handling. Winter Green-Up 2021 is no exception. 2021’s topics and speakers include: Elizabeth Marks, is a Biologist for the USDA NRCS in the Hudson Valley of New York and a certified Holistic Management (HM) educator. She will be discussing Climate Change Trends Over the Last 125 Years In the Northeast and What Farmers Can Do to Be Resilient to Them (Jan. 13). Ed Rayburn is an Extension Specialist at West Virginia University, focusing on pasture and forage management and livestock nutrition. He will be speaking about Capturing and Converting Sunlight to Healthy Soil, Meat and Milk – It’s What Plants Do (Jan. 20). Fred Provenza is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Dept. of Wildland Resources at Utah State University, where he directed an award-winning research group pioneering an understanding of learning’s influence on foraging behavior and how behavior links soil, plants, herbivores, and humans. Fred will be teaching us about Nourishing the Wisdom Body (Jan. 27) To register and pay online: https://tinyurl.com/WinterGreenUp2021. For questions regarding registration or being a sponsor for this event, or to register by telephone, please contact [email protected] or (518)765-3518.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at the Hillcrest Fire Department, located at 145 Pruyn Hill Rd. in Mechanicville. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14 at Gideon Putnam Hotel, located at 24 Gideon Putnam Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

EXPERTS NEXT DOOR: Acclaimed scholar and international social justice activist Dr. James Brewer Stewart will be the featured speaker for the Saratoga County History Center’s January 2021 episode of “Experts Next Door.” Dr. Stewart’s talk is entitled “From Classroom to Community,” and explores the myriad ways historians today are reaching out to the general public and pushing back against an onslaught of “fake news” and “alternative facts.” He will also talk about his own personal experiences and his groundbreaking scholarship. Dr. Stewart is an engaging speaker (his YouTube videos gain a wide audience) who loves to field questions and comments. As always, the “Expert Next Door” series encourages audience participation and provides a fun, casual, and enlightening venue for learning and discussion. The January episode of “Experts Next Door” is scheduled for 7pm, Thursday, January 14. Participants need to register in advance (https://brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/25669-experts-next-door-episode-7) and will receive a Zoom link. They can enjoy and participate from the comfort of their homes. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to Dr. Michael Landis, Public Programs Manager, Saratoga County History Center, at [email protected]

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 at BOCES, located at 257 Ballard Rd. in Wilton. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at St Peter Lutheran Church, located at 2776 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Cohoes-Waterford Elks, located at 45 N. Mohawk St. in Cohoes. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 at Saratoga Casino Hotel, located at 342 Jefferson St. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch Evening Book Group will be discussing Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt on Tuesday, January 19th at 6PM. Our monthly book group meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed. Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you! This meeting will be conducted via Zoom. This discussion is free and open to the public. For more information and to register call the library at 518-235-5310 or online at www.thetroylibrary.org.

GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION CLASS: The Gifts of Imperfection Class – six Tuesdays, beginning January 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Engage, experience, and evolve—take your reading from theory to practice in this interactive class that explores Brené Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Be challenged to cultivate the courage, compassion, and divine connection it takes to embrace your “imperfections” and recognize that you are always enough. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Franklin Plaza, located at Fourth and Grand streets in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Halfmoon Town Hall, located at 2 Halfmoon Town Plaza, Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

ROCHMON RECORD CLUB: Rochmon Record Club Listening Party – Warren Zevon – “Excitable Boy” – Tuesday January 19. Zoom opens at 6:30. Event begins at 7 PM. Pre-Registration is Required. On Tuesday January 19th, The Rochmon Record Club will virtually converge via Zoom to listen and learn about Warren Zevon’s 3rd album, “Excitable Boy”. In the early 70’s Warren Zevon was touring as band leader and keyboard player for the Everly Brothers. By the time Warren moved to Los Angeles in 1975 his reputation had preceded him. “Excitable Boy”, made with the support of the most talented musicians in LA, is Warren Zevon’s best selling album. His wit and biting sense of irony infuse every song with doom and gloom sensibilities, the perfect album to kick off 2021! The Zoom feed will begin at 6:30 with an audio stream and chat, the show begins at 7pm with a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian aka “Rochmon”. A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party is meant to inform and deepen our understanding of the history of the individual performers, songs and the stories that went into the making of this classic album. By listening together, we get to hear the music again for the first time. The Rochmon Record Club will be streaming live on Zoom. Go to caffelena.org to register for tickets! Attendees will be sent information to access the show after you register. Rochmon Record Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Caffe’ Lena Saratoga Springs. For more information and new show listings check Rochmon Record Club on Facebook or go to caffelena.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Proctors, located at 432 State St. in Schenectady. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

WINTER GREEN-UP: The Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County are pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Winter Green-Up, the Northeast’s original grazing conference. Online via Zoom from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 13, 20 and 27. Admission for Winter Green-Up 2021 is $35 for three sessions, $25 for two sessions, $15 for a single session. Winter Green-Up has a long tradition of presenting speakers with expertise in grazing, meat and food production, and livestock handling. Winter Green-Up 2021 is no exception. 2021’s topics and speakers include: Elizabeth Marks, is a Biologist for the USDA NRCS in the Hudson Valley of New York and a certified Holistic Management (HM) educator. She will be discussing Climate Change Trends Over the Last 125 Years In the Northeast and What Farmers Can Do to Be Resilient to Them (Jan. 13). Ed Rayburn is an Extension Specialist at West Virginia University, focusing on pasture and forage management and livestock nutrition. He will be speaking about Capturing and Converting Sunlight to Healthy Soil, Meat and Milk – It’s What Plants Do (Jan. 20). Fred Provenza is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Dept. of Wildland Resources at Utah State University, where he directed an award-winning research group pioneering an understanding of learning’s influence on foraging behavior and how behavior links soil, plants, herbivores, and humans. Fred will be teaching us about Nourishing the Wisdom Body (Jan. 27) To register and pay online: https://tinyurl.com/WinterGreenUp2021. For questions regarding registration or being a sponsor for this event, or to register by telephone, please contact [email protected] or (518)765-3518.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at American Legion Post #1450, located at 275 Grooms Rd. in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 at Cummins, located at 107 Hermes Rd., Ballston Spa. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 at Our Lady of Grace, located at 73 Midline Rd., Ballston Lake. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 at the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021

MALTA INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Shop in comfort and safety this winter in a 21,000-square-foot building with heat, restrooms, a snack bar and private parking. Keep treasure hunting while keeping warm! 75+ vendor spaces. COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. Shop antiques, clothing, collectibles, crafts, furniture, jewelry, lighting, tools, toys and much more. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 at the former Treepaad Fun Center, located at 2381 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at maltaflea.com.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Jan. 25, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Troy Masonic Temple, located at 39 Brunswick Rd., Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021

GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION CLASS: The Gifts of Imperfection Class – six Tuesdays, beginning January 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Engage, experience, and evolve—take your reading from theory to practice in this interactive class that explores Brené Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Be challenged to cultivate the courage, compassion, and divine connection it takes to embrace your “imperfections” and recognize that you are always enough. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Latham Fire Department, located at 226 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Malta Ambulance, located at 2449 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021

WINTER GREEN-UP: The Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County are pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Winter Green-Up, the Northeast’s original grazing conference. Online via Zoom from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 13, 20 and 27. Admission for Winter Green-Up 2021 is $35 for three sessions, $25 for two sessions, $15 for a single session. Winter Green-Up has a long tradition of presenting speakers with expertise in grazing, meat and food production, and livestock handling. Winter Green-Up 2021 is no exception. 2021’s topics and speakers include: Elizabeth Marks, is a Biologist for the USDA NRCS in the Hudson Valley of New York and a certified Holistic Management (HM) educator. She will be discussing Climate Change Trends Over the Last 125 Years In the Northeast and What Farmers Can Do to Be Resilient to Them (Jan. 13). Ed Rayburn is an Extension Specialist at West Virginia University, focusing on pasture and forage management and livestock nutrition. He will be speaking about Capturing and Converting Sunlight to Healthy Soil, Meat and Milk – It’s What Plants Do (Jan. 20). Fred Provenza is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Dept. of Wildland Resources at Utah State University, where he directed an award-winning research group pioneering an understanding of learning’s influence on foraging behavior and how behavior links soil, plants, herbivores, and humans. Fred will be teaching us about Nourishing the Wisdom Body (Jan. 27) To register and pay online: https://tinyurl.com/WinterGreenUp2021. For questions regarding registration or being a sponsor for this event, or to register by telephone, please contact [email protected] or (518)765-3518.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Empire State Plaza Office of General Services, located at 3 Empire State Plaza in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chapel and Cultural Center, located at 2125 Burdett Ave. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Poestenkill Fire Department, located on Route 355 in Poestenkill. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Desmond Hotel, located at 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

PART-TIME FARMER TAX SCHOOL: January 28, 2021, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Online, via Zoom. When it comes to taxes, do you have any of these questions? How much farm income do I need to make to be able to deduct it on my taxes? What form(s) do I need to complete?What, if any, tax management strategy should I have for my farm business? Dayton Maxwell and Steve Hadcock will be prepared to answer these and other tax related questions for you during this meeting. Steve and Dayton will not only discuss income tax concepts, they will also cover Agricultural Value Assessment, Building Exemptions, sales tax regulations and Farmers School Tax Credit. The cost for attending this workshop is $15 per family. The registration fee includes a variety of resources. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/PartTimeFarmerTaxSchool2021. You can also register by phone: 518-765-3518 or email: [email protected]

Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 at the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Hope Lutheran Church, located at 470 Winter St. Ext. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION CLASS: The Gifts of Imperfection Class – six Tuesdays, beginning January 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Engage, experience, and evolve—take your reading from theory to practice in this interactive class that explores Brené Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Be challenged to cultivate the courage, compassion, and divine connection it takes to embrace your “imperfections” and recognize that you are always enough. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Wynantskill Community, located at 2 Douglas St., Wynantskill. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 400 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Gideon Putnam Hotel, located at 24 Gideon Putnam Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. They typically take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River St, Troy, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted on the city’s website. All meetings are open to the public. At monthly regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. The city is currently live-streaming Council meetings on the Troy City Council YouTube page at www.youtube.com/troycitycouncil.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Knights of Columbus, located at 50 Pine Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 at Proctors, located at 432 State St. in Schenectady. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Town of Ballston, located at 323 Charlton Rd., Ballston Spa. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Clifton Park Elks, located at 695 Macelroy Rd., Ballston Lake. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION CLASS: The Gifts of Imperfection Class – six Tuesdays, beginning January 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Engage, experience, and evolve—take your reading from theory to practice in this interactive class that explores Brené Brown’s book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Be challenged to cultivate the courage, compassion, and divine connection it takes to embrace your “imperfections” and recognize that you are always enough. Suggested donation: $20 per class. Hosted by Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures via Zoom. For more information, visit our meetup.com group Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures, call (518) 366-9918, or visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 at the State University of New York Health Sciences Campus, located at 1 University Place, Rensselaer. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 at the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Everett Road Blood Donation Center, located at 33 Everett Rd. in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Brunswick Elks, located at 665 Brunswick Rd., Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Joy of Troy, located at 600 Third Ave. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, located at971 Rt. 146, Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Clifton Park Fire Department, located at 38 Old Rt. 146 in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 400 Old Loudon Rd. in Latham. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021

MALTA INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Shop in comfort and safety this winter in a 21,000-square-foot building with heat, restrooms, a snack bar and private parking. Keep treasure hunting while keeping warm! 75+ vendor spaces. COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. Shop antiques, clothing, collectibles, crafts, furniture, jewelry, lighting, tools, toys and much more. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 at the former Treepaad Fun Center, located at 2381 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at maltaflea.com.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Troy Masonic Temple, located at 39 Brunswick Rd., Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Malta Ambulance, located at 2449 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, located at 175 Fifth Ave in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the West Sand Lake Fire Department, located at 3697 Rt. 43 in West Sand Lake. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Saratoga Regional YMCA Wilton Branch, located at 20 Old Gick Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021

HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOW: CANCELED -The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs has canceled the Annual Home & Lifestyle Show that was scheduled for February 27 & 28, 2021 due to Covid-19. The Home & Lifestyles Show is the biggest fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs. All proceeds of the show fund their community giving, the Education Foundation and to the Major Gift Program. We are saddened that we had to cancel the Home & Lifestyles Show but feel it is the responsible thing for us to do under the circumstances. In lieu of the Home & Lifestyles Show the Rotary Club will be doing three different fundraisers to allow the club to continue to support the community. For more information about the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs go to https://saratogaspringsrotary.org.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOW: CANCELED -The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs has canceled the Annual Home & Lifestyle Show that was scheduled for February 27 & 28, 2021 due to Covid-19. The Home & Lifestyles Show is the biggest fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs. All proceeds of the show fund their community giving, the Education Foundation and to the Major Gift Program. We are saddened that we had to cancel the Home & Lifestyles Show but feel it is the responsible thing for us to do under the circumstances. In lieu of the Home & Lifestyles Show the Rotary Club will be doing three different fundraisers to allow the club to continue to support the community. For more information about the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs go to https://saratogaspringsrotary.org.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chapel and Cultural Center, located at 2125 Burdett Ave. in Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. They typically take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River St, Troy, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted on the city’s website. All meetings are open to the public. At monthly regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. The city is currently live-streaming Council meetings on the Troy City Council YouTube page at www.youtube.com/troycitycouncil.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 at Gideon Putnam Hotel, located at 24 Gideon Putnam Rd. in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 at the Malta Community Center, located at 1 Bayberry Drive in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, March 8, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 8 at Ballston Spa National Bank, located at 990 Rt. 67 in Ballston Spa. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 8 at Saratoga Central Catholic High School, located at 247 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 at American Legion Post #1450, located at 275 Grooms Rd. in Clifton Park. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

MALTA INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Shop in comfort and safety this winter in a 21,000-square-foot building with heat, restrooms, a snack bar and private parking. Keep treasure hunting while keeping warm! 75+ vendor spaces. COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. Shop antiques, clothing, collectibles, crafts, furniture, jewelry, lighting, tools, toys and much more. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 at the former Treepaad Fun Center, located at 2381 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at maltaflea.com.

Monday, March 22, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 22 at the Troy Masonic Temple, located at 39 Brunswick Rd., Troy. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

BLOOD DRIVE: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 at Malta Ambulance, located at 2449 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at www.redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. They typically take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River St, Troy, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted on the city’s website. All meetings are open to the public. At monthly regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. The city is currently live-streaming Council meetings on the Troy City Council YouTube page at www.youtube.com/troycitycouncil.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

MALTA INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Shop in comfort and safety this winter in a 21,000-square-foot building with heat, restrooms, a snack bar and private parking. Keep treasure hunting while keeping warm! 75+ vendor spaces. COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. Shop antiques, clothing, collectibles, crafts, furniture, jewelry, lighting, tools, toys and much more. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 at the former Treepaad Fun Center, located at 2381 Rt. 9 in Malta. More information is available online at maltaflea.com.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. They typically take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River St, Troy, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted on the city’s website. All meetings are open to the public. At monthly regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. The city is currently live-streaming Council meetings on the Troy City Council YouTube page at www.youtube.com/troycitycouncil.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

CITY COUNCIL MEETING: Troy City Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. They typically take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 433 River St, Troy, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom. Committee meetings are scheduled on a regular basis. Agendas and minutes for meetings are posted on the city’s website. All meetings are open to the public. At monthly regular meetings, Troy residents can discuss any issue related to the City of Troy. The city is currently live-streaming Council meetings on the Troy City Council YouTube page at www.youtube.com/troycitycouncil.