Out & About

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season — a lifesaving blood donation.

Gary Kleppel does more than raise sheep on his Knox farm.

As the director of the Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy Program at the University at Albany, he has researched and developed wildlife-friendly farming practices.

On Nov. 19, he will speak at the annual meeting of the Friends of Five Rivers.

NEW SCOTLAND — The challenges of winter life on a Dutch farmstead in the 1600s will be explored in a program called “Chilly Winter’s Eve.”

The New Scotland Historical Association will host a program by Shelby Mattice on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, just off of Route 85 in New Salem.

GUILDERLAND — Troop 50 Boy Scouts from St. Madeleine Sophie Church will hold their annual holiday food drive on Nov. 15.

The bags will be picked up on Nov. 15 between 9 a.m. and noon in the Carman Road area.

The food will be donated to the St. Madeleine Sophie food bank to help the needy in our area.

RENSSELAERVILLE — A set of three short stories will be brought to life, narrated by three New York City actors in the historic Conkling Hall at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Sweet cakes, pies, and other treats made by community members will be proffered with coffee at the performance, titled “Shorts and Sweets.”

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