Schenectady / Capital Region Today
Now in our 22nd Year!
Below you will find listings for our interesting on-air guests for the next four weeks. Check out the lists below for our great variety of topics. We start filming at 10 am in THE ADDY THEATRE on Tuesday. A live audience is always welcome and there are plenty of seats. You can meet the guests in person and learn more about their projects or even get involved yourself.
October 8, 2019 – Show #1105
Dinner in the Dark!
Cheryl Lawyer & Nancy Murray with Nate – ACB Members/Volunteers
The Capital District Chapter of the American Council of the Blind New York (ACBNY) will host their fifth “Dinner in the Dark” on October 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Colonie Elks Lodge, 11 Elks Lane, Latham, New York. Tickets are $50 including cash bar and silent auction. Sponsorships are available. Proceeds benefit a new scholarship program for a student with vision loss.
“Dinner in the Dark” is a fundraising dining event to help raise awareness about living with vision loss issues in our communities. As guests enter the dining room, lights will be on as diners find seating and enjoy a salad and cocktail. As the entrée is served, lights are turned off, and all diners with any vision wear blindfolds as they dine. The only lights in the room will be from the glow sticks carried by the wait staff. During the dining experience, a moderator will provide helpful dining suggestions, as well as comic relief, while everyone enjoys their meal in the dark and acquires a sense of the challenges that people with vision loss experience.
Dinner choices are Pasta Primavera or Turkey Dinner. The entrée will be followed by coffee and dessert in a lighted dining room. Diners will share their experience of dining without vision, and yes, some funny dining moments!
“What an experience!” said first-timer Jennifer Humphrey. “At first it was kind of scary and challenging. As I got more comfortable, I really enjoyed the food and the laughter as well. It was a good idea to wear a bib. It was a great event, and I learned so much about living with vision loss.”
For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Kathy Casey at (518)462-9487, firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Murray at (518)452-3500, Nancy.Murray1947@gmail.com Visit “Dinner in the Dark 2019” on Facebook for updates. Tickets also can be purchased on Eventbrite.
- Organization: American Council of the Blind NY Capital District – ACBNY
- Mission: ACBNY is the state affiliate of the ACB. Its purpose is to support and promote the educational and social advancement of the blind and visually impaired.
- Event: Dinner in the Dark 2019
- Location of event: Colonie Elks, 11 Elks Lane, Latham, NY 12110
- Date/Time: Oct 19 from 6 to 9 pm
- Cost: $50 pp with dinner
- Contact Information: Nancy Murray, email@example.com, (518) 330-7459
- Facebook: Yes “Dinner in the Dark 2019”
- Website: www.acbny.org (Tickets: www.EventBrite.com/dinner-in-the-dark-tickets)
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra – New Season
Glen Cortese, Artistic Director & Robert Bour, President
We’ll meet SSO’s new Artistic Director, Glen Cortese after their year-long search to succeed long time Maestro Charles Schneider after his 35 years of leading the SSO. We’ll chat with both about their upcoming season and plans/vision for the future of SSO.
- Organization: Schenectady Symphony Orchestra
- Mission: The SSO is a community-based symphony orchestra founded in 1934. Our goals are to provide cultural enrichment, music education and appreciation and a home for the talents of accomplished musicians in the community.
- Event: 2019-2020 – 86th Season of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra
- Location of event: Proctors
- Date/Time: Sunday, Oct 13 at 3 pm
- Cost: Subscriptions still available, 4 concert either $75 or $55
- Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: Yes “Schenectady Symphony Orchestra”
- Website: www.SchenectadySymphony.org
Dozynki – Polish Harvest Festival
George Sykala & Carolyn Kozubal – Co-Chairs
At 11:30 am there will be a Harvest Blessing of the event. Home Made Polish Food, Polish Beer and Bakery. Annual Parish Raffle with $l,000 grand prize, Basket Raffle, Crafts, Genealogy, Polish Dancers, DJ and more. There is Handicap Parking and seating available.
You can see George at the Rivers on Monday, Nov 4th playing with The Rogues Band.
- Organization: The Church of St. Adalbert
- Event: The Church of St. Adalbert’s Polish Harvest Festival (Dozynki)
- Location of event: St. Gabriel the Archangel’s Event Center (3040 Hamburg St.)
- Date/Time: Saturday, Oct 12 from noon to 7 pm
- Cost: Free Event for the whole family
- Contact Information: 518-346-4204
- Facebook: Yes “Church of St. Adalbert”
- Website: www.parishes.rcda.org/churchofstadalbert
Doll’s House Part 2
Joe Fava, Director & Christine Loffredo “Nora”
In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork A DOLL’S HOUSE, Nora Helmer decides to leave her husband and her children to begin a life on her own. Fifteen years later, she has returned. What does she need there?
- Organization: Schenectady Civic Players
- Mission: Six mainstage productions, Two murder mystery dinner theatre productions, Three staged readings, an opera for children
- Event: A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath
- Location of event: Schenectady Civic Players Playhouse
- Date/Time: October 11-13 & 16-20, 2019 — Fri/Sat @ 8pm, Wed/Thurs @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2:30
- Cost: All tickets $20
- Contact Information: see website
- Facebook: Yes
- Website: www.CivicPlayers.org
Sports Women of the Year
Eric McDowell, President
The young ladies selected for this program will be chosen from hundreds of ladies nominated by Athletic Directors. A media panel will select 10 high school female student-athletes and five college female student-athletes. At the gala, the Grand Scholastic and Grand Collegiate Sports Women of the Year will be announced. These 15 recipients are already role models and will receive special recognition as they prepare for their future in their chosen career path. Later that fall, CDSWOY will also honor them on their campuses in front of their peers who will be bursting with pride.
The CDSWOY Social at Glennpeter Jewelers will feature free food and a cash bar with all the proceeds from the bar going to the Capital District Sports Women of the Year program. There will be silent auction items and a 50/50 raffle. Glennpeter Jewelers provides raffles for two gift certificates, a wine tasting event with a value of $1,500 and a design and wine party valued at $500. To donate silent auction items, please contact Eric at email@example.com.
There will be additional fundraising events through March and the CDSWOY Awards Gala is May 12, 2020 at Proctors. Secure online donations, sponsorships and advertising information is available at cdswoy.com. (Video will be presented on-air)
- Organization: Capital District Sports Women of the Year, Inc. (CDSWOY)
- Mission: The Capital District Sports Women of the Year program will honor the best and brightest young women from the high schools and colleges in our area. Their excellence in the classroom, in the community, and in the sports arena will be rewarded with a Gala as well as with media releases, a website, and campus recognition. CDSWOY will honor them with a Gala at Proctors in May of 2020. CDSWOY has received 501(c)(3) designation, which will now allow donors to deduct contributions made to this organization.
- Event: CDSWOY Social at Glennpeter Jewelers
- Location of event: Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre, 1544 Central Ave., Albany
- Date/Time: Monday Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
- Cost: Donations accepted
- Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, cdswoy.com,
- Facebook: Yes “The Eric Idea Agency”
- Twitter: @eodddibe
- Website: www.cdswoy.com
October 15, 2019 Show #1106
(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)
Roger Savoy, Founder
DSIC Fall Festival (Event Oct 19)
(Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation)
Amy Sonder, Promotions Coordinator
Vanessa Pellegrino, NY Goat Yoga
Leadership Summit America (Event Nov 7-8)
New Media Zone TV Show
Ed Rodriguez – Co-Host
Dave Ragone – Co-Host
Niskayuna Craft Fair (Oct 26)
Guests to be announced
[Pauline Doudoukjian — contact person only]
Schenectady Trading at 609 Union Street
Caroline Bardwell, Owner
October 22, 2019 Show #1107
(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)
Calmare Therapy (for pain)
Laura Brown, Practitioner
Haunted Hotel at Via Port Mall (Event Dates: Oct 18, 19, 20)
Julia Jaster, Actor Sch’dy Theater for Children
Schenectady Greenmarket – Harvest Dinner (Event Nov. 7)
Leesa Perazzo, City Council Member
Spina Bifida Fundraiser (Dare to Dream Event Nov. 23)
Julia Duff, Executive Director, Spina Bifida Assoc. of NENY
Treatie Beatie Cakes by Evelyn
Evelyn Keplinger, Creator
October 29, 2019 Show #1108
(Topics listed alphabetically – subject to change)
Albany Civic Theater – Alabama Story (Event Nov 1 -17)
Barbara Davis Dickman, Director
(Additional Contact Person: Juliet King)
Classic Theater Guild – Diary of Anne Frank
Steve Suriano, Director
(Additional Contact Person: Glenn Read)
Frog Alley Brewing – Charity Contribution Program
(Additional Contact Person: Amy Sonder)
Maia Immediato, Halloween Aficionado
Carol Ramanowski, Paranormal Research
Legal Corner – Updates
John A. Musacchio, Esq.
Schenectady Light Opera Company – Mary Poppins (Event Nov 8-17)
Suzanne Rayome, Director
Amy Clark & Michael Camelo, Producers
(Additional Contact: Audrey Carlton)
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