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GUILDERLAND — Boy Scouts from St. Madeleine Sophie’s Troop 50 will hold their annual bottle drive on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Fort Hunter Volunteer Fire Department Picnic Grove from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Throughout the day, ending at 2 p.m., bottles will be picked up from homes that received fliers.

The 2014 State Open Space Conservation Plan has been released for public comment. The plan guides State Environmental Protection Fund investments in open space protection. Public comments on the draft plan will be accepted from Sept. 17 until Dec. 17 and a series of public hearings will be held across the state from Oct. 21 to 23.

VOORHEESVILLE — Two of the area’s leading proponents of traditional dance, Old Songs Inc. with underwriting support from Homespun Occasions, host a new season of Old Songs Community Dances, starting Saturday evening, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m.

Admission is $8 per person; children age 12 and under get in for free.

NEW SCOTLAND — On Oct. 1, Louise A. Basa, of the Schenectady County Community College Archaeology Program, will present recent discoveries in the Schenectady Stockade.

GUILDERLAND — On Saturday at Crossgates Mall, certified technicians checked 124 car seats to see if they were safely installed.

This was the most seats ever inspected at events like this run by Albany County, according to a release from the county executive’s office.

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