Weekly Briefs: What’s happening this week

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Legion Riders to slate baked ham dinner Jan. 26

NISKAYUNA — The American Legion Riders will host a baked ham dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Niskayuna Post 1092, 1809 Union St. The cost is $12 and takeouts will be available. For information, call 518-382-1579.

Line dance lessons set on Mondays at JCC

NISKAYUNA — The Schenectady JCC will be hosting country line dance lessons with Kevin Richards Entertainment on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Class cost is $8 per person/per week (cash only please). For more information, visit www.schenectadyjcc.org or call 518-377-8803.


Vent Fitness hosting fundraising Spin-athon

Head to any Vent Fitness on Feb. 10th for a Spin-athon to raise funds for The Ride for Missing Children Albany and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. There will be two classes running in each location:  8 to 9 a.m. and 9 to 10 a.m. The cost is $10 to reserve a bike for one class or $20 for both classes. To reserve a bike, call one of these Vent Fitness facilities:

— Niskayuna: 518-370-1500

— Latham: 518-786-1500

— Guilderland: 518-464-1500

— Clifton Park: 518-348-1500


Rotary breakfast set Jan. 30

Seeking your help to improve lives here and everywhere, Niskayuna Rotarians and guests will be creating action plans for serving local schools, helping Puerto Rico and people in Africa, and providing education on cellphones worldwide.

Whatever your dreams are for yourself, for your family, for your community or your world, Rotary can connect you with the people and resources to help turn you into a force for good, at any age.

A Rotary breakfast will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 7:15  to 8:15 a.m. at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant and Bakery 1801 State St. Schenectady.


Neighborhood groups to hold MLK forum

The 12309, Eastern Avenue and Central State Street neighborhood associations are hosting a community forum about the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.

Is the Dream still alive? Panelists include Shirley Readden, Marsha Mortimore, Angelicia Morris and Ron Gardner will address that question and more.

The forum will be held in the Robb Auditorium of the Ellis McClellan St. Health Center, 600 McClellan St. at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Separate business meetings start at 6:30 pm. The public is welcome.


St. Kateri School sets open house for Feb. 1

St. Kateri School, 1801 Union Street, is hosting an open house on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitors can meet teachers, students and the principal and get a tour of the facilities.

Call 518-382-8225 for more information.


District’s kindergarten registration underway

NISKAYUNA — The kindergarten registration period for the Niskayuna Central School District continues through Feb. 9

Children who will turn 5 years old on or before Dec. 1 can enter kindergarten this September.

Families with eligible children who the district is aware of have been sent a kindergarten registration packet in the mail. If you have a child who will begin kindergarten next year and did not receive a packet, or if you have questions, call District Registrar Joan Vertigan at 377-4666 x50714 or e-mail her at jvertigan@niskyschools.org.

Registration takes place at the District Office, 1239 Van Antwerp Road


Evening to explore vocational careers

There is more than one path to success. The Niskayuna Central School District and Capital Region BOCES are hosting a family night for career and technical education on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Mohonasen Center for Advanced Technology.

Families can learn about educational offerings that prepare students to contribute to the workforce of the future in fields like welding, machining, health, HVAC, building and automotive trades, and a new engineering technician program in partnership with GlobalFoundries. For more information and to RSVP, visit niskyschools.org.