The Tour de Habitat, a bike race in the Capital District coming up on Saturday, September 26th to benefit Habitat for Humanity, has a 10-mile, fairly flat option to encourage novices and families to participate.  They ask that you raise $100 per person or $100 per family with young children in order to participate.  There’s … [Read more…]

Bits & Pieces of Local News

Here’s some of what’s going on around the Capital District: First: a Clifton Park girl’s charity, Hannah’s Hope Fund, is currently in 2nd place for winning $25K from Pepsi.  The money would go toward treatment for a fatal disorder called Giant Axonal Neuropathy.   You can support Hannah’s Hope Fund by voting here. Local bloggers … [Read more…]

The End of Summer

Phew!  We went and saw the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Co. at Freedom Park, then found Mary sitting on her front porch and chatted with her, so the kids weren’t in bed (and therefore I hadn’t started this post) until 9:45 pm.  Put it together while watching the Emmys, except that I missed all the fun … [Read more…]

Sunday Night, Salsa, & Late-Summer Slacking

Sunday: I forgot to mention that the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, which got rained out back on August 22nd,  is performing at 7 pm at Freedom Park in Scotia tomorrow (Sunday) night. I’ve already said that I love them  I actually think that we might do a last-of-the-season Jumpin’ Jacks dinner followed by the dance performance. … [Read more…]

For the Athletically Ambitious

They’re starting a new event in Schenectady:  a Pedal Paddle Run on September 11th at Freedom Park.  The race itself begins at 8:30 am and adults and kids 10 and up can participate in teams, or ages 15 and up as individuals.  At noon there will be music and kids’ entertainment. Personally, the idea of … [Read more…]

Last Weekend in August

On my hunt for events this weekend, I found another $5 off coupon for Water Slide World in today’s Gazette.  Poking around the internet for special events, I noticed a For the Love of Dance 10-week program at the National Museum of Dance designed to offer 2- to 5-year-olds a smorgasbord of dancing experiences.  Here’s … [Read more…]

Fall Classes

I’ve been receiving emails about fall classes, so I thought that I’d share a few: Yoga with Cathy: this instructor has some serious groupies, and she’s got classes for pregnant moms, parents & teensy babies, toddlers, and more. Music Box Arts: these Music Together class begin later in September, but there are free demo classes … [Read more…]

Cafe Nola

We took Nana & Pop to Cafe Nola in Schenectady for dinner last night.  W & I had been wanting to try it, and for some reason M voted for it over basic Italian–I suspect that she wanted to try the alligator. As soon as we arrived, the server set us up with crayons and … [Read more…]

The Last Full Week of August

Okay, my parents are visiting and we’re meeting cute W in downtown Albany for lunch tomorrow, but any suggestions on what else we should do?  Went to State Museum with them last time, Albany Institute & Albany Art Room are closed on Mondays, too wet & chilly for outdoor fun, don’t want to stray too … [Read more…]