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December 2017 Newsletter

A Note From Connie, Spinney Events Coordinator:

Greetings to all!  This year has truly flown by.  We have had many good times together: Lunch with Neighbors, Meet and Greet at the new Gazebo, Potlucks and book club, card nights and many more.  With the completion of our new Clubhouse, I am sure that we will have greater participation and meet more of our newest residents!

This year, we have “Adopted a Family” for Christmas!  It consists of a single mom (due to have a baby Boy on 12/13) and her 6-year-old daughter.  I will be placing tags with their names and wishes in the clubhouse by 11/28 for you to pick up.  All gifts (wrapped and labeled) will need to be in by December 13 to allow me to deliver by the due date of the 15th.  Thank you in advance for your generosity in this season of giving.  Please bring gifts to the clubhouse.

Calendar of Events:  Unless noted otherwise, all events will take place in our clubhouse

OFFICES CLOSED: Sunday, December 24th, Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th; Monday, January 1st

The Spinney at Van Dyke offices will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday due to the Christmas holiday.  Enjoy this festive time with family and friends!  Our offices will also be closed on New Years Day (Monday, January 1st).

Rent Drop Box

A new drop box has been placed in the Clubhouse for rent checks.  Outside of regular business hours you can use your fob to enter the building and drop off your rent at any time.  The box is not labeled, but it is near the front receptionist desk bordering the door to the conference room.

Christmas Tree Decorating

Monday, December 4th, 9AM

Trim the tree at the new Clubhouse!

Bethlehem Historical Society Open House

Tuesday, December 5th & Thursday, December 7th,

1 – 4PM

The Bethlehem Historical Society located on River Road in Selkirk is hosting Open Houses for seniors with refreshments.

The Spinney at Van Dyke Holiday Party

Friday, December 8th, 5 – 8PM

Cost: $8/per person

Celebrate the season with your neighbors and friends!  The holiday party will be catered and there will be entertainment as well.  Please bring a gift-wrapped item ($5 and under) for a Chinese Auction.  Please send Connie your RSVP to connieholden12@gmail.com.

Spinney Book Club

Tuesday, December 12th, 11AM

Chat around the fire about this month’s book!

Cookie Decorating

Thursday, December 14th, 9:30AM

Come ready to decorate!  Cookies will be precooked and ready for dressing.  Decorations would be appreciated (icing tubes, tips, sprinkles, etc.).

“You Be The Judge”

Friday, December 15th, 6-8PM

Enjoy discussion fireside regarding past court cases – voice your opinions, make your guesses on who is guilty!

Games

Monday, December 18th, 1PM

Play games with neighbors and friends in the Clubhouse!

Guided Meditation

Wednesday, December 20th, 3:30PM

We all live with some degree of stress and it can get in the way of our everyday life.  Why not join us to learn how to meditate for stress relief.  Dayle Groudine, Reiki Master (and Spinney resident!), will guide us through meditation.  Please bring a water bottle, blanket/yoga mat/pillow if you wish to lie on the floor or if you want to cover up under a blanket… of course, some might prefer meditating in a chair.  Event will take place in the Clubhouse.

Afternoon Movie

Thursday, December 21st, 12PM

Enjoy a movie in our new media room!  Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy.

December Birthday Celebration

Friday, December 29th, 1PM

Celebrate Spinney December birthdays!  Please be sure to come, especially if you have a birthday this month.

November 2017 Newsletter

A Note From Connie, Spinney Events Coordinator:

Greetings, friends and neighbors!  I can’t believe that we are in the month of November already.  Time is rushing so fast.

November is called to be a month of Thanksgiving.  Let us take some time to reflect on our lives and give thanks for the freedoms we have living in this great country.  We enjoy the ability to choose our paths without fear of harm from the government, a bountiful food supply and, most of all, communities that support our ideals and concerns.

This month we are also reminded to honor those who served our country so valiantly from its inception to present day.  To that end, we will be dedicating and raising our new Stars and Stripes at the Clubhouse on Friday, November 10 at 11 a.m…

Come and join us in our varied activities this month!  Your participation is the key to success.  Remember, I want to hear your thoughts and suggestions for things that you would enjoy doing.  Also, do not forget to rsvp all events so I can plan accordingly.  My email is connieholden12@gmail.com and my phone is 518-439-0164.  Please keep in touch!

 

OFFICES CLOSED: Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th

The Spinney at Van Dyke offices will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  We hope that you enjoy your holiday with family and friends!

YMCA Reimbursement Ending 11/30/17

With the Clubhouse opening in November equipped with our community’s very own fitness center, The Spinney at Van Dyke will no longer be reimbursing residents for gym memberships held at the YMCA.  The last monthly cycle we will cover is November.  Beginning 12/1/17, if you are a YMCA member all membership costs will need to be paid for by you.  Another communication will be provided regarding an official Clubhouse opening soon!

National Sandwich Day

Friday, November 3rd, 12PM

Join us for sandwiches and conversation at the Adams Station Clubhouse!

Card Games

Monday, November 6th, 6PM

Come play a game of cards in the Model Cottage.

Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, November 7th, 11AM

Enjoy a discussion of the book Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Flag Dedication Ceremony

Friday, November 10th, 11AM

Join us in honoring our country for the inaugural flag raising at new Clubhouse (6 Parker Mathusa Place)!

Lunch with Neighbors

Tuesday, November 14th, 12PM

Enjoy a lunch with your neighbors and friends at Romo’s Restaurant.  RSVP is due by 11/10 at 8AM.  Meet at the Clubhouse at 11:40AM on the 14th to carpool.

Guided Meditation

Wednesday, November 15th, 3:30PM

We all live with some degree of stress and it can get in the way of our everyday life.  Why not join us to learn how to meditate for stress relief.  Dayle Groudine, Reiki Master (and Spinney resident!), will guide us through meditation.  Please bring a water bottle, blanket/yoga mat/pillow if you wish to lie on the floor or if you want to cover up under a blanket… of course, some might prefer meditating in a chair.  Event will take place in the Clubhouse.

Blood Drive

Thursday, November 16th, 1-6PM

Donate blood at the Bethlehem Public Library.

Trivia by the Fire

Friday, November 17th, 1PM

Enjoy a friendly game of trivia in the new Clubhouse while enjoying the fireplace!

Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, November 28th, 2PM

Celebrate Spinney November birthdays!  Please be sure to come, especially if you have a birthday this month.

Holiday Crafts

Wednesday, November 29th, 1PM

Cost: $4 per person

Bring your own wreath, swag or garland – the rest will be provided and included in the $4 cost.  Time to start thinking about the holidays ahead!

October 2017 Newsletter

A Note From Connie, Spinney Events Coordinator:

Welcome neighbors and friends!  I hope you all have had a great summer and as we are now officially in autumn, we are looking forward to cooler temperatures and activities planned around our Capital City.  I hope you will enjoy the things I have chosen for this month and truly wish to hear from you on what kinds of things you would like to do specifically in November and the months ahead!  Call me at 518-439-0164 or e-mail me at connieholden12@gmail.com.  I can only improve your enjoyment of our activities with your help and ideas.

Planning note:  I know in the past RSVPs were only required for lunches out.  However, in almost all of the events I plan, I really need to know well in advance how many of you are planning to attend.  This helps us to have adequate seating, supplies and the proper space.  My contact information is in this newsletter and if you cannot reach me, please feel free to leave me a voice mail and I will get back to you ASAP.  Thanks in advance for the cooperation and I look forward to hearing from more of you soon, especially our new neighbors!

 

Card Games

Monday, October 2nd, 6PM

Play games at the Model!  Please bring snacks to share!

Curtain Call Theater: Lost in Yonkers

Thursday, October 5th, 7:30PM

Cost: $25/ticket (sold at door or online)

Curtain Call Theater (1 Jean Jugan Lane, Latham, NY) presents Lost in Yonkers, an amusing and poignant coming of age tale by award winning writer Neil Simon.

Apple & Craft Festival

Sunday, October 8th, 9AM – 5PM

Goold Orchards in Castleton, NY is having their annual Apple and Craft Festival!

Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, October 10th, 11AM

This month the Spinney Book Club will be discussing Peter Heller’s Novel Celine in the Model Cottage.

Trip to the NYS Museum

Thursday, October 12th, 9AM

Carpool to the NYS Museum to explore the new exhibits!

Schuyler Mansion 100th Anniversary

Saturday, October 14th, 1-4PM

The historic Schuyler Mansion is celebrating its 100th Anniversary of being on the National Register with an Open House including period dressed actors and reenactments.  Free to all ages!

Brunch with Neighbors

Sunday, October 15th, 11AM

We will be dining at Reel Seafood (195 Wolf Road, Colonie, NY).  Reservations must be to Connie by 1PM on October 9th – no additions after.  Check out their very generous and reasonable menu online.  Connie and her husband will be there and hope to see you too!

Capitol Hauntings Tour

Monday, October 16th, 12:45PM

Free spooky tour of the NYS Capitol.  Meet at the Tour desk in the State Street lobby.

Storytelling Fundraiser

Thursday, October 19th, 1PM

Cost: $10 donation (may give more if you wish)

Kate Dudding, a national award-winning Storyteller and performer, will bring her talent to us to support the Bethlehem Food Pantry.  Kate is planning a program for us that celebrates some of Broadway’s greatest composers. As this is a fundraiser, we sure want to see a big crowd!  Please bring your friends, family and neighbors to what is sure to be an extremely enjoyable afternoon. Our hope is to have this event at our new Clubhouse – we’ll keep you updated!

Captain JP Prime Rib Dinner Cruise

Saturday, October 21st, 6:45 PM

Cost: $46.44/person

There will be two additional entrée options on the buffet.  River Cruise will board at from 278 River Street in Troy.

Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

Wednesday, October 25th, 2PM

Cost: $5/person, parking limited

The Historic Cherry Hill is putting on a program titled Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question.

Movie at the Library: My Cousin Rachel

Friday, October 26th, 2PM

Enjoy a movie at the Bethlehem Public Library!

Potluck Halloween Party

Monday, October 30th, 5:30PM

Bring a dish to share and we will have cake to celebrate October birthdays!  Costumes are optional but encouraged!

September 2017 Newsletter

Greetings friends and neighbors!  We all have had a busy summer with some great family times, many of you going on vacation and a small core group attending our June, July and August events here at the Spinney.  Now that the summer is ending and our clubhouse will be soon opening, we are sure that more of you will attend the activities we have planned for September and beyond!

Please send an email to connieholden12@gmail.com or call me at 518-439-0164 to let me know what you are planning to attend!

 

Tai Chi for Health

Thursdays, 10:30AM

Weekly class, all ages and abilities are welcome.  Class will take place at the Bethlehem Public Library.  Participants will build on skills from week to week. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. For more information and to register, call 439-9314.

Cinema at the Library: The Zookeeper’s Wife

Friday, September 8th, 2PM

The Zookeeper’s Wife will be shown at the Bethlehem Public Library.

Meet the Author: Elizabeth Brundage

Monday, September 11th, 1:30PM

Celebrated local author, Elizabeth Brundage, will appear at the Bethlehem Public Library to discuss her novel All Things Cease to Appear.  This event will replace our book club this month.

Lunch with Neighbors

Wednesday, September 13th, 11AM

Enjoy this month’s lunch with neighbors at the 165 Restaurant in the Normanside Country Club.  Reservations to Connie by 9/1 at 3PM at connieholden12@gmail.com or (518) 439-0164.

Make Your Own Autumn Wreath

Friday, September 15th, 10:30AM

Cost: $6/person

Create your own special autumn wreath in the Model Cottage (8 Rembiano Court).  Material cost is $6 per person.  If you have a glue gun, please bring it.  RSVP early as there are supplies for 12 people.

Apple Picking at Indian Ladder

Monday, September 18th, 10AM

Meet at the Model Cottage and carpool to Indian Ladder Farms for apple picking!  There is an opportunity to pick your own (why not share a bag?) or purchase some at the lovely store.  There is also a nice café for lunch.

Guided Meditation

Tuesday, September 19th, 1PM

We all live with some degree of stress and it can get in the way of our everyday life.  Why not join us to learn how to meditate for stress relief.  Dayle Groudine, Reiki Master (and Spinney resident!), will guide us through self-cleansing the 7 Chakras (the energy centers of our body in which energy flows) and a guided visualization meditation.  Please bring a water bottle, blanket/yoga mat/pillow if you wish to lie on the floor or if you want to cover up under a blanket… of course, some might prefer meditating in a chair.  Event will take place at the Bethlehem Public Library Board Room.

Learn to Arm Knit

Wednesday, September 20th, 2PM

Learn how to knit an infinity scarf using yarn and your arm at the Bethlehem Public Library.  No experience necessary!  Bring one skein of super bulky yarn.  Sign up by calling (518) 439-9314.  Limited to 15 people so sign up fast!

Mardi Gras Dinner Cruise

Friday, September 22nd, 7-9PM

Cost: $55/person

Enjoy a Mardi Gras Dinner cruise on the Minnie Ha Ha in Lake George, NY.  Arrive early to assure parking and tickets.  Tickets can be booked on Lake George Steamboat Company’s website.

Daywriters

Monday, September 25th, 1:30-3PM

Spend an hour writing with the last half hour for optional sharing and feedback at the Bethlehem Public Library.  Open to anyone interested in writing; all abilities, genres welcome.

Nutrition for 55 and Up

Tuesday, September 26th, 11AM

Nutrition can be a balancing act!  Meet in the front lobby of ShopRite of Slingerlands for a program on nutrition.  Get the skinny on what is best for our age group to be focusing on for optimum health.  Refreshments will be served.

Birthday Celebration

Thursday, September 28th, 1PM

We will celebrate all of you who have had recent birthdays or will have your birthday this month!  Come stop by the Model Cottage for cake!

Coffee and Conversation

Friday, September 29th, 1PM

The Bethlehem Public Library will be discussing jazz over coffee!

LOOKING AHEAD: Storytelling Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 19th, 1PM

Cost: $10/person

The Spinney at Van Dyke will be hosting a special fundraiser at the new Clubhouse to benefit the Bethlehem Food Pantry.  We will be enchanted by Kate Dudding, a professional storyteller, bringing us through music and tales back to the best Broadway composers and lyricists of all time.  Bring your friends, relatives and neighbors to this lovely afternoon.  Tax deductible donation of $10 per person – checks made payable to Bethlehem Food Pantry.

August 2017 Newsletter

Thank you all for the warm and wonderful welcome at our Meet and Greet night at the beautiful Gazebo.  I can see lots of usage here during good weather.   I was so happy to see so many attend and am excited about the upcoming events this Month.  Do not forget to email me your ideas for future events for us all to enjoy!

 

We have some exciting things planned for this Month!  Read on for the scoop:

Thursday, Aug. 3     Rum and Rummy 6:30PM at the Model Cottage

Monday, Aug. 7 Picnic Lunch at the Pool at Adams Station 10:45AM Come this early to secure tables. Enjoy a relaxing time in the water and share lunch dishes.

Book Club Tuesday, Aug. 8 @ 11AM in the Model Cottage

Dutch Apple River Cruise Aug. 11. Arrive at 12:15PM cruise until 2:30 pm $18.95/person

VIA Aquarium, Rotterdam 11 am Aug. 16. Carpool leaves from the model at 10:30 am RSVP Connie @ 518-439-0164 by Aug. 12, $16/person

Picnic on the river Aug. 18 @ Henry Hudson Park River Road Selkirk 11AM

Monday, Aug. 21 @ 11AM Learn helpful tips on home organization from Cheryl Libutti, proprietor of Pretty Neat Home.  Let’s have a big turnout!

Lunch Wednesday Aug. 23 @Yanni’s 2 @ 11:30AM  Reservations to Connie by 8/22  439-0164

July 2017 Newsletter

Event Coordinator Meet & Greet

Thursday, July 6th, 4-6PM

Come to the community Gazebo for wine and cheese!  Meet our new event coordinator, Connie Holden, and have a relaxing time.  Bring your own wine glass.  Best decorated glass wins a prize!  RSVP to Connie at 439-0164 by July 4th.

Ballroom Dancing

Sunday, July 9th, 6PM

No partner needed!  $10 workshop, $10 dance, buffet and group lesson at the Ukrainian American Club (1 Pulaski Street, Cohoes, NY (518) 727-3525).

Sisters in Crime

Saturday, July 15th, 10:30AM

The Mavens of Mayhem are bound together by their affection for the mystery genre and their support of women who write mysteries.  Bethlehem Public Library

Meet the Beatles

Wednesday, July 19th, 4-6PM

Memories and melodies from the “Fab Four” in our own Gazebo! Participants will choose August’s music choice!

Book Discussion Club

Tuesdays, 11AM

Join us Tuesday mornings at the Model Cottage.  Bring your current read or favorite author to discuss and recommend.

Events on Calendar

Different event opportunities have been posted on the calendar.  There are phone numbers listed if you are interested in attending!

New Events Coordinator Means New Event Opportunities!

With Connie on board and our new Clubhouse nearing completion this is the perfect opportunity to let us know what types of events you would like to see more of or just see in general.  Please let us know how we can better serve the community going forward with event offerings!

July 2017 Newsletter

Event Coordinator Meet & Greet

Thursday, July 6th, 4-6PM

Come to the community Gazebo for wine and cheese!  Meet our new event coordinator, Connie Holden, and have a relaxing time.  Bring your own wine glass.  Best decorated glass wins a prize!  RSVP to Connie at 439-0164 by July 4th.

Ballroom Dancing

Sunday, July 9th, 6PM

No partner needed!  $10 workshop, $10 dance, buffet and group lesson at the Ukrainian American Club (1 Pulaski Street, Cohoes, NY (518) 727-3525).

Sisters in Crime

Saturday, July 15th, 10:30AM

The Mavens of Mayhem are bound together by their affection for the mystery genre and their support of women who write mysteries.  Bethlehem Public Library

Meet the Beatles

Wednesday, July 19th, 4-6PM

Memories and melodies from the “Fab Four” in our own Gazebo! Participants will choose August’s music choice!

Book Discussion Club

Tuesdays, 11AM

Join us Tuesday mornings at the Model Cottage.  Bring your current read or favorite author to discuss and recommend.

Events on Calendar

Different event opportunities have been posted on the calendar.  There are phone numbers listed if you are interested in attending!

New Events Coordinator Means New Event Opportunities!

With Connie on board and our new Clubhouse nearing completion this is the perfect opportunity to let us know what types of events you would like to see more of or just see in general.  Please let us know how we can better serve the community going forward with event offerings!

June 2017 Newsletter

Local Farmers’ Markets

Summer is the time to get an abundance of farm fresh fruit and vegetables right in our own town!  The following farmers’ markets take place through the summer months:

Delmar Farmers Market – Saturdays through October, 9AM to 1PM at Bethlehem Middle School (332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar)

First United Methodist Church – Tuesdays through November, 2:30PM – 6PM

Second Milers Retired Men’s Club

2nd Wednesday of every month, 12PM

This club meets for lunch, fellowship, and a short program featuring a local speaker or musical group.  New members are always welcome and there are no dues or other obligations.  Contact Bob Mulligan at (518) 439-3802 for more information.  This month’s meeting will take place Wednesday, June 14th and will feature a Tom Smith who will be talking about the history of banjos in America.

Coffee & Conversation with Susan B. Anthony

Friday, June 2nd, 1PM – 3PM

Hear all about the Women’s Suffrage Movement in honor of its 100th anniversary in this first-person depiction portrayed by Phyllis Chapman of Vintage Visitors. Hour-long program will be located at the Bethlehem Public Library (located at 451 Delaware Avenue in Delmar) is followed by a coffee hour featuring beverages and light refreshments.

A.A.R.P. Smart Driving Course

Wednesday, June 21st, 9AM – 4PM

(with break for lunch)

Cost: $20/person for AARP members, $25/person for non-members* payable by check only

Course will take place at Bethlehem Town Hall, located at 445 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.  Reservations begin at 8:30AM, June 1st, in person only Bethlehem Town Hall. Space permitting, phone reservations accepted on the subsequent days.

Lunch with Neighbors

Wednesday, June 21st, 11:30AM

Enjoy a lunch with neighbors and friends at Emma Cleary’s Café (located at 1926 New Scotland Road in Slingerlands).  Please RSVP to VanDykeLeasing@TheSpinneyGroup.com by Friday, June 16th to be included in on the fun!

Day Cinema: “Hidden Figures”

Friday, June 23rd, 10AM

Watch “Hidden Figures” about 3 female African-American scientists who were behind one of NASA’s most significant successes at the Bethlehem Public Library!

A Celebration of Music & Nature

Saturday, June 24th, 4PM – 7PM

Suggested Donation: $75/person

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is excited to announce the protection of the Eldridge Farm and the preservation of the historic agricultural landscapes of Rensselaerville.  Join the MHLC in celebration and enjoy an outdoor reception and performance by the brass musicians of the Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller.  This event is generously hosted by Stewart Myers at his historic property at 348 Albany Hill Road, Rensselaerville.  Enjoy the lawns, fields and gardens of the Daniel Conkling House, a restored 1806 Federal mansion.  To learn more about this event and reserve your spot, visit http://mohawkhudson.org/musicandnature/.

June Birthdays

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

6/11: Ingrid Dispenza

* Only those residents who wish to be included will be featured here.  Those featured this month stated they wanted to be included either in-person or via e-mail.  If you would like to have your name and birthday included in subsequent month’s please e-mail VanDykeLeasing@TheSpinneyGroup.com.

May 2017 Newsletter

Lunch with Neighbors

Thursday, May 4th, 11:30AM

Enjoy a lunch with neighbors and friends at Normanside Country Club (located at 150 Salisbury Road in Delmar).  Please RSVP to Wendi by May 2nd at wgross11@optonline.net or (518) 512-3298.

Sunday Cinema: La La Land

Sunday, May 14th, 2PM

Watch “La La Land”, a musical about finding love and success in Hollywood at the Bethlehem Public Library (located at 451 Delaware Avenue in Delmar).

A.A.R.P. Smart Driving Course

Wednesday, May 17th, 9AM – 4PM

(with break for lunch)

Cost: $20/person for AARP members, $25/person for non-members* payable by check only

Course will take place at Bethlehem Town Hall, located at 445 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.  Reservations begin at 8:30AM, May 1st, in person only Bethlehem Town Hall. Space permitting, phone reservations accepted on the subsequent days

Coffee & Conversation: JFK and Camelot

Friday, May 19th, 1-3PM

Marking what would have been the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy, Professor Eric Martell will discuss his presidency and the “Camelot” years.  Hour-long program is followed by coffee hour featuring beverages and light refreshments.  Event takes place at the Bethlehem Public Library (located at 451 Delaware Avenue in Delmar).

Strawberry Fields Farm Preserve Opening

Saturday, May 20th, 10AM

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy announces the first NEW preserve opening of its 25th Anniversary year.  This preserve will quickly become a favorite for botanists and wildlife enthusiasts.  Over 300 species of vascular plants have been identified, over 100 bird species, and uncounted other members of the food chain.  Please join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy for a FREE Grand Opening Ceremony and enjoy guided tours of the new trails!  The Strawberry Fields Farm Preserve is located at 240 Cranes Hollow Road in Amsterdam.

Lunch with Neighbors

Tuesday, May 23rd, 11:30AM

Enjoy another lunch with neighbors and friends at Yanni’s Too (located at 16 Marina Drive in Ravena).  Weather permitting, table will be outdoors.  Please RSVP to Wendi by May 18th at wgross11@optonline.net or (518) 512-3298.

Senior Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 31st, 9AM – 3PM* (see below)

Add a spring to your step while exploring health and fitness opportunities in the Town of Bethlehem!:

 

9AM – 12PM: BETHLEHEM YMCA – Check out regularly offered classes.  Representatives from several health-related organizations will be available in the lobby for more information

 

1PM – 2PM: NATURE WALK, FIVE RIVERS – Kitty Rush, Staff Environmental Educator, will teach the unique history of bird study at the preserve, focusing on blue birds and the role of local members of our community as “Citizen Scientist”.

 

3PM: RAIL TRAIL – Meet at Adams Street, public parking adjacent to Peter Harris in Delmar.  Susan Leath, Town Historian, will give the history of the trail and a representative from the Mohawk Land Conservancy will update on the trail progress and linkage and the upcoming Delaware Avenue Enhancement Project.

 

May Birthdays

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

5/9: Kathleen Saunders

*Starting this month, resident’s birthdays will be added to the monthly Newsletters.  Only those who wish to be included will be featured here.  Those featured this month stated they wanted to be included either in-person or via e-mail.  If you would like to have your name and birthday included in subsequent month’s please e-mail VanDykeLeasing@TheSpinneyGroup.com.

April 2017 Newsletter

Spinney Bonus Referral Amount Extended
The best compliment for our community is your recommendation of us to your friends and family.   This month ONLY – If someone you refer to our community signs a lease you will get $500 on us!

Spring Recycle Fest
Saturday, April 8th, 10AM – 1PM
Bring the following items to the Bethlehem Town Park, located at 261 Elm Avenue in Delmar so that they can be recycled: clothing/textiles, fabric, yarn, knitting supplies, sewing supplies, document shredding, books, appliances, metal and electronics, and plastic toys.

*Secure shredding is limited to Town residents and BCSD taxpayers with ID only.  Limit of 3 medium sized boxes of documents per household.  Electronic/appliance recycling with $5/car donation to BCHS Environmental Club.  All other reuse, recycling and shredding is FREE.  No TVs or computer monitors permitted.

Sunday Cinema: The Light Between Oceans
Sunday, April 9th, 2PM
Watch The Light Between Oceans about a lighthouse keeper and his wife living off of the coast of Western Australia who raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.  Movie can be viewed at Bethlehem Public Library (located at 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar).

Lunch with Neighbors
Wednesday, April 12th, 11:30AM
Enjoy a lunch with neighbors and friends at Mercatos (located at 155 Delaware Avenue in Delmar).  Please RSVP to Wendi by March 6th at wgross@bhhsblake.com or (518) 512-3298.

A.A.R.P. Smart Driving Course
Wednesday, April 19th, 9AM – 4PM (with break for lunch)
Cost: $20/person for AARP members, $25/person for non-members* payable by check only
Course will take place at Bethlehem Town Hall, located at 445 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.  Reservations begin at 8:30AM, April 3rd, in persononly Bethlehem Town Hall. Space permitting, phone reservations accepted on the subsequent days

Qi Gong
Friday, April 28th, 10AM
Learn the gentle art that combines physical movement with breathing and intention to promote health and wellness.  Wear comfortable shoes/clothing. Qi gong is suitable for all abilities. Class will take place at the Bethlehem Public Library (located at 451 Delaware Ave).

World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day
Saturday, April 29th, 10AM
The Bethlehem Public Library and the Asian Arts Group Tai Chi Center of Albany invite you to join people all over the world as they gather to practice tai chi and qi gong.  This event will take place on the Library’s green space, weather permitting.  No experience necessary.

Pharmaceutical Drop Off Day
Saturday, April 29th, 10AM – 2PM
Bring any expired or unwanted medications for safe disposal to the Bethlehem Town Park located at 261 Elm Avenue in Delmar.  Visit www.townofbethlehem.orgfor more details.

Have any ideas for groups, clubs or events?
E-mail Wendi at wgross@bhhsblake.com or call (518) 512-3298.  We would be happy to feature your interests and assist in connecting you with your neighbors!

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