ALTAMONT — Altamont Reformed and St. John's Lutheran churches are planning a joint service of Holy Communion at Orisini Park on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.  Pastors Robert Luidens and Gregory Zajac will lead the service.

Their scripture text will be Psalm 34.

GUILDERLAND — Stuyvesant Plaza merchants will bring their goods outdoors during the plaza’s second sidewalk sale of the season on Saturday, Aug. 1. The plaza will open at 9:30 a.m. to accommodate shoppers and will remain open until 6 p.m.

GUILDERLAND — Dr. Kim Leis-Keeling and the staff of the Sports and Spinal Wellness Center of Guilderland will once again be hosting their Patriot Days Festivities on Saturday, Sept. 12. 

The event is meant to thank veterans as well as retired and active military, police, firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders.

Albany County has been selected for a national achievement award for the Veteran Identifier program administered by the county’s Department of Social Services. The Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties honor innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents. 

NEW SCOTLAND — Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, located off of Picard Road in New Scotland, is looking for volunteers.

The center serves physically and cognitively challenged individuals.