Roundup: Upcoming events in Niskayuna, 10/19 – 10/26

Capital Capabilities

NISKAYUNA — The Schenectady JCC’s second annual Capital Capabilities event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.

The event, which involves a coalition of Capital Region nonprofits, is designed to enlighten the community about people with disabilities.

The program includes inclusive arts demonstrations, a cooking demonstration by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, therapy dogs, a horticulture presentation by Schenectady ARC, community information tables including one highlighting an organization that helps disabled Israeli Defense Forces veterans and a community quilt display.

The event is free.

Quilt show

SCHENECTADY — Proctors GE Theatre will host the 2014 Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.

The work of Niskayuna quilter Kathryn Greenwold will be featured.

Admission is $7 and partial proceeds benefit Northern Rivers Family Services. For more information visit

Rotary meeting

SCHENECTADY — Norma Westcott will be the featured guest speaker at the Niskayuna Rotary’s breakfast meeting, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant, 1801 State St.

Westcott is a former teacher whose latest initiative, “Who Will Carry My Pocketbook,” addresses the need to have all important documents readily available in case of emergency.

The event is open to the public.

School reorganization

NISKAYUNA — All district residents are invited to the Niskayuna Library on Friday, Oct. 24, for a discussion about the organizational restructuring that is underway within the Niskayuna Central School District.

The meeting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the library’s community meeting room. It will include a progress report on the goals that were established when John Yagielski came to the district as interim superintendent last spring, followed by an overview of the organizational restructuring and an opportunity to ask questions.

Movie night

NISKAYUNA — From 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, Trinity Baptist Church at 2635 Balltown Road will host a “God’s Not Dead” movie night.

Refreshments will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is free; the public is welcome.

Fair volunteers

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna PTO Craft Fair is seeking volunteers to donate baked goods and run bake sale tables during the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Niskayuna High School.

Volunteers are also needed to set up tables at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Contact Cindy Desso at

Temple concert

SCHENECTADY — The Singer Family Free Concert Series continues at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady.

It will feature Kliment Krylovskiy on the clarinet and Francine Kay on the piano, playing an eclectic range of music.

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Rebecca Isenhart
Rebecca Isenhart is the reporter/writer for Your Niskayuna, presented by the Daily Gazette of Schenectady.