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Community Announcements

The district is a central hub of activity in the community, particularly as it relates to educational and recreational opportunities available to children. This Community Announcements page is provided as a service to parents for informational purposes only. For more information about the activities and organizations listed below, please use the contact information provided with each entry. If you have a community announcement you would like posted, please email

Holiday ice skating performance

Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club presents Holiday Happiness, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Dec. 16, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the RPI Field House in Troy. The event will feature the Learn to Skate USA Houstonettes Exhibition Team and Solo Performers, and special guest Violeta Ushakova. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $6.00 at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating.

Night at the Discovery Center

Stop by the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center on Nov. 21 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and discover on this night, the exhibits come to life! Meet Pine Bush characters from the past and present and enjoy interactive exhibits, games, moonlit walks, storytelling and more! Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event for all ages. The Discovery Center is located at 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. For more information, please call 518-456-0655 ext. 0 or visit our events calendar here.

Colonie Library school-aged programs

The Colonie Library has started it’s Fall programming! For the after-school crowd we offer homework help, book clubs, reading to therapy dogs, LEGO/WEDO, and a STEAM program. For more information, click here.

Cohoes Head Start has openings for 3-4 year olds

The Head Start program in Cohoes currently has  some openings for 3- and 4-year-old children. Head Start offers a high-quality preschool program for low-income families. View the flyer for details.

Kids Express After School Program at the Maplewood School

Kids Express at the Maplewood School offers a School-Age After School program for students ages 6-12! Children enjoy a variety of age appropriate activities, including homework help, arts and crafts, and access to our full size gym and new playground! Since we are located within the boundaries of the North Colonie School District, transportation is available! For more information, call (518) 328-0430, or email!

UPK at the Maplewood School

Kids Express now offers Universal Pre-K (UPK) at the Maplewood School in Watervliet! Children must be four years old by December 1st, 2017 to be eligible. If your child meets this age requirement, you are invited to fill out an application on our website! For more information, call (518) 328-0430, or email