THURSDAY, FEB. 2
Delmar
Book Club at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Place, at 7 p.m., in the Gathering Hall. We will be reading “Three Days: The Search For the Boy Messiah” by Chris Stephen. All are welcome!

FEB. 3-5
Niskayuna/ Online
Women’s Retreat at the Dominican Retreat and Conference Center, 1945 Union St., led by writer and retreat leader, Mary DeTurris Poust. “Make My Joy Complete” is a themed retreat that offers participants a chance to get away from the busyness of daily life to focus on rest, prayer, reflection and spiritual presentations. Cost: $225 (65 & over: $210); $90 virtual only. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required with reservation. For information, call (518) 393-4169 or email [email protected]

SUNDAY, FEB. 5 
Schenectady
Interfaith Story Circle and Winter Lights: Join us for dinner, stories, music and other delights to benefit Children at the Well Youth Storytelling from 6-8 p.m., at Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. $50 adults, $25 ages 10-18, $250 table for six. For more information, visit withourvoice.org. 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 
Loudonville
Charismatic Renewal Healing Liturgy at Christ Our Light Church, 1 Maria Drive, Loudonville. Prayer and Praise at 7 p.m., followed by liturgy and healing prayer at 7:30 p.m. Presider will be Father Daniel McHale. There will be individual prayer teams available after Mass. For more information about the Charismatic Renewal, check out the website: www.AlbanyCCR.org

SATURDAY, FEB. 11
Glenville
St. Valentine’s “Someone Special” Dance: This evening is for elementary-aged young people and someone special of their choice! Join us for dinner, dancing, games and fun following the 5 p.m. Mass in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Saratoga Road. For more information, contact the church at (518) 399-9168.
Schenectady
Synod on Race and Ethnicity in the Catholic Church at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School, 1801 Union St., from 2-3 p.m. This is an opportunity to share and hear our experiences of race and ethnicity in the Catholic Church. It will include parishioners from St. John the Evangelist, St. Anthony’s and St. Kateri Tekakwitha parishes.

SUNDAY, FEB. 12
Albany
Chili Cook-off & Chocolate Sunday: St. Vincent De Paul Parish, 900 Madison Ave., is hosting their annual Youth Ministry chili cook-off after the 11 a.m. Mass. Baked goods available after all weekend masses. Free will offering proceeds will benefit our sister parish in Darien, Panama.
Latham
Breakfast Buffet hosted by the Latham-Colonie Columbiettes from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road. Menu includes scrambled eggs, an omelet station, home fries, corned beef hash, bacon and sausage, pancakes and French toast served with warm syrup, a variety of cereals and juices, bananas and hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate. $12 for adults, $6 for children (5-10) and kids under 5 eat free! www.lathamcoloniekofc.com/dinners&events

SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Albany
Mardi Gras Trivia Night at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., at 6 p.m. in the Knights Chapel, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 3357. It promises to be a fun night for all! Pizza and soda are included. Beer will be available. Tickets are $15 per person, $25 for a couple. Tickets will be on sale after Masses. Net proceeds are going to Council 3357’s local charities.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
Menands 
Bereavement Support Group at St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave., from 10-11:30 a.m. This group provides a safe and confidential place for those who are grieving to gather and share stories, show compassion to one another and remember loved ones. Register for one or more sessions. Pre-registration required. Contact Kelly at (518) 350-7679 or [email protected], or visit https://blog.capitaldistrictcemeteries.org/bereavement-support-group.

THURSDAY, FEB. 23
Albany
Coffee & Conversation: Six-Part Lenten Series “No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk through Christ’s Passion.” Join us for Part 1 – “The Prayer of the Agony” – of our six-week series at 6 p.m., in the Knights Chapel at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, “No Greater Love” is a biblical pilgrimage that walks you through the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary, through Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and takes a deep dive into Christ’s amazing love for us.

FRIDAY, FEB. 24
Latham
Lenten Fish Fryday Dinners hosted by the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road. Dinners will start on Friday, Feb. 24, and continue every Friday through April 7 (with the exception of St. Patrick’s Day). Serving from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Eat-in or takeout. Menu includes baked fish dinner ($15) served with twice baked potato, veggie, coleslaw and dessert. Fish fry ($15) or clam roll dinners ($12) are served with French fries or onion rings, coleslaw and dessert. Fish fry only is $10, clam roll only is $8, New England clam chowder is $5. Children’s menu available for eat-in only! Call for pricing. For reservations, please call (518) 892-3750.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5
Cohoes
Annual Penny Social at St. Michael’s Church, 20 Page Ave. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., tickets can be purchased starting at 11 a.m., and the games will start at 1 p.m. Please note the time change from previous years! Admission is free. Under NYS law, you must be 18 to play. There will be food, desserts and beverages available. The church hall is handicapped accessible. Come and have a fun afternoon! For further information, please call Maria at (518) 782-1203 or Michelle at (518) 235-3292.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
Menands
Bereavement Support Group at St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave., from 10-11:30 a.m. This group provides a safe and confidential place for those who are grieving to gather and share stories, show compassion to one another and remember loved ones. Register for one or more sessions. Pre-registration required. Contact Kelly at (518) 350-7679 or [email protected], or visit https://blog.capitaldistrictcemeteries.org/bereavement-support-group.