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Apr 7th 2012, 13:35

SATURDAY

• Easter Celebration at the Glens Falls Farmers Market, Christ Church United Methodist, 54 Bay St., Glens Falls When: 9 a.m. Contact: http://www.gfma.com Notes: Face painting and an egg hunt. Also, raffles and music.

• Glens Falls Brewfest, Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls When: 4 p.m. Cost: $35 in advance and $40 at the door Contact: 792-1121 or http://www.glensfallsbrewfest.org/ Notes: More than 40 brewers, tastings, entertainment and food. Proceeds benefit the Feeder Canal Alliance and Adirondack Theatre Festival.

• Great Schuylerville Egg Hunt, Schuylerville High School, 14 Spring St., Schuylerville When: 11 a.m. Cost: Free Notes: Three egg hunts for three age groups: up to 4 year olds, 11 a.m.; kindergarten to second grade, 11:15 a.m.; grades 3-6 will be at 11:30 a.m. Also, face painting, a bounce house, a visit from Daisy the Clown and the Easter Bunny.

• The Children's Guide Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Afrim's Sports, 636 Albany Shaker Road, Albany When: 10 a.m. Cost: $4 Contact: 478-6173 or http://thechildrensguide.com/ Notes: Three egg hunt times. Each egg hunt will be one field for ages 5 and younger and the other for ages 6 and older. All eggs are empty. The children will collect the eggs and turn them in for candy bags.

• Town of East Greenbush Easter Egg Hunt, East Greenbush Town Park, 99 Town Park Road, East Greenbush When: 10:45 a.m. Contact: 477-4194 Notes: Each child can collect a maximum of 10 eggs. The Easter Bunny will visit; refreshments will be served.

• Trash To Treasure, State Museum, 222 Madison Ave., Albany When: 1 p.m.Cost: Free Contact: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/calendar/ Notes: Create art using manufacturing mistakes and materials destined for the landfill.

• Yard Sale, 105 Union Ave. South, Delmar When: 9 a.m. Cost: Varies When: 2-3 p.m. Contact: 755-4901 Notes: Items from more than 30 households. This is one of 1,000 yard sales worldwide to benefit the Worldwide Hunger Project.

MONDAY

• Children's Story Illustration Workshop, Lansingburgh Branch of Troy Public Library, 114th St. and Fourth Ave., Troy When: 2 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: http://www.thetroylibrary.org Notes: Learn how to illustrate stories. For ages 8-13.

• Spring into the Museum: "Brains: The Inside Scoop," State Museum, 222 Madison Ave., Albany When: 1:30 p.m. Notes: Join Laura Payack of the state Office of Mental Health and help promote the mental health of all New Yorkers. Use recycled packing peanuts to build a model of a neural network.

• Spring into the Museum: "Minerals of New York," State Museum, 222 Madison Ave., Albany When: 1 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/calendar/ Notes: Minerals are used in many everyday items. Learn how some state minerals are used and then make paper-sculpted ones to take home. With art instructor Peggy Steinbach.

• Spring into the Museum: "Spring Is Blossoming," State Museum, 222 Madison Ave., Albany When: 1:30 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/calendar/ Notes: Learn about the state's flowers and make a flower to take home.

WEDNESDAY

• Fish Release at Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs When: 11 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: 450-0321 or http://www.wiltonpreserve.org Notes: Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park will join the annual stocking of fish. Bring a bucket to put fish into Geyser Creek.

• Moms night out, St. George's Episcopal Church, 30 N. Ferry St., Schenectady When: 6 p.m. Cost: Donation Contact: 377-7733 or http://www.tykesadelicmusic.webs.com Notes: Yoga, book swap, raffle, snack bar, parenting info and resources. Some mats available. Registration required. Donation benefits People to People Student Ambassador Program.

• "Slovenian Kurent Masks," Go! Where Children Discover The World, 89 Warren St., Glens Falls When: 10 a.m. Cost: $5 museum admission fee includes program Contact: 793-2773 or http://www.worldchildrensmuseum.org Notes: Learn about the Slovenian celebration of Kurent and then make a mask.

• School vacation class, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls When: 9 a.m.; 9 a.m. ThursdayCost: $45 members; $55 nonmembers; $10 materials fee. Contact: 792-1761, Ext. 27 or http://www.hydecollection.org Notes: "Design it/Build it — A Terrific Toy Emporium": Take an artistically magical journey with instructor Joel Jacko, BOCES Project Enrich. Build a complete toy store; create toys, displays, advertising, and signs. For ages 10-13.

• Spring Break: Albany Mansion Tour, Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany When: 10 a.m. Cost: $30 Contact: 462-3825 Notes: Join the Albany Trolleys for a visit to some of Albany's mansions — Schuyler, Historic Cherry Hill and Ten Broeck.

THURSDAY

• Brooks BBQ, Campus Children's Center, 1220 Washington Ave., Building 4, Albany When: 11:15 a.m. Cost: Chicken dinner, $8.50; Rib dinner, $9.50; half-chicken, $6.50; ribs, $7.50 Contact: 457-3210 or http://www.campuschildrenscenter.com

• Imagination Arts: Felt Art, Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta When: 4:30 p.m. Cost: Malta residents, $6; Nonresidents, $7 Contact: 899-4411 or http://www.malta-town.org Notes: Make a "me" wall hanging or team banner and a gift envelope or a 3-D box. For ages 5-7.

FRIDAY

• April special dinner, Rensselaer County's Troy Area Senior Service Center, 19 Third St., Troy When: 11 a.m. Contact: 270-5348 Notes: Monthly dinner.

• Russian Shrovetide Straw Figures, Go! Where Children Discover The World, 89 Warren St., Glens Falls When: 10 a.m. Cost: $5 museum admission fee includes program Contact: 793-2773 or http://www.worldchildrensmuseum.org Notes: Discover the traditions of the Russian Shrovetide celebration and make a Shrovetide straw figure.

• Spring Break: A Day at the Theater, Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany When: 12:30 p.m. Cost: $25 Adults; ages 4-12, $20. Contact: 462-3825 or http://www.albanyaquaducks.com Notes: Behind the scenes at Capital Repertory Theatre and Times Union.

• Twinkle Time, Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany When: 11 a.m. Cost: $3 Contact: 434-0405 or http://www.albany.org Notes: A program featuring the sun, planets and stars. Includes a craft project. For children in grades pre K-1.

SATURDAY

• 5th Annual Furry Fun Run for Peppertree Rescue, Saratoga Spa State Park Warming Hut, Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs When: 8 a.m. Cost: $25-$30. Contact: 435-7425 or http://www.peppertree.org Notes: Walk or run with your pet, family, co-workers or on your own. All dogs must be well socialized and current with their rabies vaccinations. No retractable leashes.

• Capital Region Parrot Society Presents: Build Your Own Bird Toys!, Ballston Spa Public Library, Route 50, Ballston Spa When: 2 p.m. Cost: $5 Contact: 209-4056 or http://www.crparrots.org

• Schnitzelfest, German-American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry St., Albany When: 5 p.m. Cost: $20 Contact: 265-6102 or http://www.germanamericanclubofalbany.com Notes: Live music from Paul Slusar. Dinner choices are Jaeger schnitzel (pork) or chicken schnitzel.

• Trail Work Day, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, Scout Road, Gansevoort When: 9 a.m. Cost: Free Contact: 450-0321 or http://www.wiltonpreserve.org Notes: Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park is looking for volunteers to clear trails. Place and time will be determined at the time of registration. Call to register.

• Veteran Walkathon, The Crossings of Colonie, 580 Albany Shaker Road, Albany When: Noon Cost: Free Contact: 869-8668 or http://sonsdny.org Notes: Sponsored by Albany County American Legion SAL and Auxiliary. Benefits New York state VA Hospitals, nursing homes, veteran homeless shelters and the Albany Fisher House. Turn in donations at time of walk. Checks should be made payable to NYS SAL.

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