MABEE FARM EVENTS
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION — The Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1080 Main St., will offer the following events:
Leather bracelet class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22. Participants will learn to dye, cut and finish the leather to use as a focal piece made from metal or ceramic. The cost is $26 and includes materials.
Howlin’ at the Moon concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, in the Dutch Barn. The featured band will be Running the River. The cost is $5.
For more information or to register, call 887-5073. BOOK SIGNING
SCHENECTADY — A book discussion and signing will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave.
The book, “The Mysterious Black Migration, 1800-1820 : The Van Vrankens and Other Families of African Descent in Washington County, New York,” will be discussed and signed by L. Lloyd Stewart.
The book explores the historical mystery of a mass migration of thousands of African-Americans to Washington County at the turn of the 19th century. The book focuses on the political and economic conditions that inspired this migration.
Admission is $5, free for members.
The Schenectady County Historical Society is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking behind the building and overfl ow parking next door at the YWCA. SCCC BARBECUE
SCHENECTADY — Chicken and ribs will go on the grill Wednesday, July 10, during Schenectady County Community College’s fi fth annual “Summer Barbecue.”
Students in the college’s school of hotel, culinary arts and tourism will cook picnic-style foods as part of the “garde manger” course. The menu will include baked beans, coleslaw, German potato salad, corn bread, cookies and beverages.
Food can be picked up between 3 and 6 p.m. July 10. The cost is $10, cash only.
Reservations must be made by Wednesday, July 3. Interested diners are asked to contact SCCC’s Ann Shattuck at 381-1325. AUTISM SOCIETY PICNIC
NISKAYUNA — The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region will hold its annual picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at River Road Park, River Road.
Activities will include a playground, bounce house and outdoor games. Guests are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.
The reservation deadline is July 5. For more information or to make reservations, call 355-2191 or email email@example.com with the number of adults and children attending, as well as the dish you will be providing. ROTARY OFFICERS ELECTED
ROTTERDAM — The Rotterdam Sunrise Rotary Club has elected its offi cers for the 2013-14 Rotary Year.
They are Robert Brilling Jr., president ; Steve Tommasone, president-elect ; Frank Pecoraro, vice president; Milan Jackson, treasurer; and David Rey, secretary.
The annual golf tournament will be held Aug. 13 at Briar Creek Golf Club. Any golfers interested in playing should call Bill Mather at 690-0360.
The club meets at 7:15 a.m. every Thursday at Tops Diner. The meetings welcome new members. TENANT AWARDS
SCHENECTADY — Schenectady Landlords Infl uencing Change awarded Tenant Merit Awards on June 4 to Lilowti Sandassie and Robin English for being excellent tenants.
Mayor Gary McCarthy, though he could not make the meeting, also recognized them by giving them a Congratulatory Certifi cate of Merit. GENEALOGICAL MEETING
LOUDONVILLE — The Capital District Genealogical Society will meet at noon Saturday, June 22, at the William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road.
The speaker will be Michele Phillips from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit http:// capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org.
A library records computer group will also meet at 3 p.m. at the library. CHORAL CONCERT
ALBANY — A concert with the Ephrata Cloister Chorus will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road.
The cost is $10 per person, free for children 18 and under. All proceeds will be used for the stabilization of the 1915 Shaker Barn Complex.
For more information, visit www. ephratacloister.org. HISTORIC READING
LOUDONVILLE — The Greater Loudonville Association will present a reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America by Peter Crummey, Colonie town justice, at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Loudon Green, corner of Route 9 and Menands Road.
Parking will be available at Loudonville Christian School. FIGURE SKATING PROGRAM
ALBANY — The Albany Figure Skating Club’s summer basic skills skating program will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays from July 9 through Aug. 26 at the Albany County Hockey Facility, 830 Albany-Shaker Road.
The program provides ice-skating instruction for skaters of all ages and abilities, including recreational, figure skaters and hockey players from preschool to adult. Previous skating experience is not required.
For more information and registration forms, visit www.albanyfsc. org or call the program director at 413-388-4773 or email AlbanyFSCB asicSkills@gmail.com.