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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  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!

Posted by: spinneyatvandyke on September 27, 2017
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