Out & About

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Rensselaerville Festival of Writers has announced its lineup of authors for 2014. This year’s celebration of arts and literature will take place from Aug. 15 to 17 in several venues throughout the Helderberg hamlet of Rensselaerville.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Town Band  will perform its second concert of the season on Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Guilderland Performing Arts Center in Tawasentha Park.  The program will feature Dan Ainspan as the recipient of the 2014 Donald E. Webster Scholarship.

The Schoharie Valley Farm-to-School Project of Cornell Cooperative Extension is holding its first fundraiser. Conducted in partnership with Wellington’s Herbs and Spices, the event will feature local artist Jason Schultz.

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission is seeking citizen scientists to help monitor bird populations in the Pine Bush Preserve.

GUILDERLAND — Troop 50 of the Boy Scouts of America celebrated our 50th year of scouting with a special dinner party on Saturday, June 21, at the parish center of our sponsor of 50 years, St. Madeleine Sophie Church.

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