FRIDAY, AUG. 12 and SATURDAY, AUG. 13
Rotterdam
The Annual Festa will be held by the parish community of Our Lady Queen of Peace/
St. Margaret of Cortona (210 Princetown Road) from 5-11 p.m., on Aug. 12, and 3-9 p.m., on Aug. 13. Join us for some great fun, food and entertainment.

SATURDAY, AUG. 13
Latham
Book Sale hosted by The Latham-Colonie Columbiettes at 328 Troy-Schenectady Road from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain or shine! Book donations are being accepted at the Latham-Colonie Knights of Columbus Council (back of building). Please no textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias. Any questions, email klmajer@outlook.com

SUNDAY, AUG. 14
Albany
Summer Picnic at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., from 12-3 p.m. We’ll have hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, sides, Stewart’s ice cream, along with face painting, bubbles, and arts and crafts. All are welcome! There is no charge for this event. Please consider donating a non-perishable item or grocery gift card for our local food pantry.

Fultonville
Food for our Bellies & Souls at the Auriesville Shrine, 136 Shrine Road, starting at 12 p.m., hosted by the Tri-Parish community of Our Lady of Grace in Ballston Spa, Immaculate Conception in Glenville and St. Joseph’s in Scotia. First, we meet at the Martyr’s Chapel to celebrate Traditional Latin Mass. Following Mass, there will be a picnic at the shrine’s outdoor pavilion. Some food will be provided by the shrine, but please make sure you pack extra for your family just in case.

MONDAY, AUG. 15 
Schenectady
Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Madeleine Sophie Church Parish Center, 3500 Carman Road, from 1-7 p.m. Donors who come to the drive will be emailed a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of their choice. Appointments are strongly recommended. To schedule, use the Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767), or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter our zip code “12303” under “Find a Drive.”

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17
Voorheesville
St. Matthew’s Splish Splash Family Event at St. Matthew’s Church, 25 Mountainview St., at 6 p.m. Bring your own beach chair, bathing suit and towel! We’ll have sprinklers and kiddie pools. Enjoy a meal of hot dogs, watermelon, popcorn and freeze pops. For planning purposes, please RSVP by Aug. 15. Call (518) 765-2805, ext. 14 or email st.mattswelcome@
gmail.com. The rain date is Thursday, Aug. 18.

SATURDAY, AUG. 20
Auriesville
Step Up 22 Catholic Men’s Conference at Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine, 136 Shrine Road #2, Fultonville. The Step Up Men’s Conference will give men the tools needed to grow in holiness in their everyday lives. The event starts at 9 a.m. and will include presentations from Father Donald Calloway, MIC, and Father Roger Landry, confessions, Adoration, Rosary, and 4 p.m. Mass with Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. Water and box lunch also included. Registration: $50 per person; college age and younger men are free. For more information, go to www.RCDA.org/StepUp
Albany
Blood Drive at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., in the Knight’s Chapel from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. If you donated whole blood at our last drive in July, the spacing is perfect for you to donate again! To register, please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: “churchchristking.”

MONDAY, AUG. 22-THURSDAY, AUG. 25
Pyramid Lake
Pyramid Life Center will host a self-paced, directed retreat where spiritual direction is available each day. If you are looking for a retreat to help deep­en your relationship with God in a beautiful setting this is it. Father Chris DeGiovine is our spiritual director. To register, go to https://pyramidlifecenter.campbrainregistration.com to register. Directed retreat is under the 2022 adult programs.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24
Scotia 
Second Annual S’mores and Sundaes at St. Joseph’s Church, 231 Second St., starting at 6:30 p.m. If you plan on attending, please sign up on the bulletin board in Holy Family Hall or call the parish office at (518) 346-2316 so that we can make sure we have enough supplies for the evening. This year, we will have live music provided by our own Paul Wilson!