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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

  • If your organization has a flyer you would like distributed or an announcement for the Community Announcement Page, please allow two to three weeks lead time in sending to make sure it gets posted/distributed in a timely manner.  Please send these requests to

Harvest Hallelujah: A Choral Celebration

Sunday, November 4th, 2018, 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:00 p.m.) at the Calvary United Methodist Church (15 Ridge Place, Latham, NY 12110)

Join the Calvary United Methodist Choir in Harvest Hallelujah: A Choral Celebration.

Performances by: the Calvary United Methodist Church Choir, The New Messengers (a men’s a capella gospel quartet), soloists and an instrumental ensemble.

A free will offering to support the choir’s May 2019 performance at Carnegie Hall will be appreciated.

Questions? Please call the church office at 518-785-5142.

Calvary Methodist Preschool

  • We are a play based preschool, centrally located in Latham
  • For over 40 years we have focused on developing the child’s social skills through developmentally appropriate activities and play
  • Our students learn what is necessary to become successful learners as they move on to elementary school
  • We follow North Colonie’s calendar

Click here for more information.

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.

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, 2018 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

Under the Lights Flag Football League Presented by Under Armour

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fall football season. The Fall season runs from October through November, with games taking place on Sundays at the Christian Brothers Academy Field, 12 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205. 

Under the Lights is the exclusive youth flag football partner of Under Armour, Inc. The league is for both boys and girls of all skill levels and promotes a competitive, confidence building, non-contact football experience.

To register, visit

Albany County Department of Recreation presents Free Youth Sports Programs

Karate – for Albany County youths ages 5-14

  • Ravena: Mondays, 6:15 – 7:15pm, Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School, 66 Church Street
  • Berne: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm, BKW Elementary School, 1738 Helderberg Trail
  • Clarksville: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm, Sheriff’s Department, 58 Verda Avenue
  • Colonie: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Maywood Elementary School, 1979 Central Avenue
  • Watervliet: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm, Watervliet Dome, 1300 2nd Avenue
  • Cohoes: Fridays, 6:00 – 7:00pm, Cohoes Middle School, 7 Bevan Street

Pre-registration is required! Please click here to pre-register.

For more information, call (518) 655-7948 or email here.

To see a flyer for this program, please click here.