Upcoming Events Around Town: February 2015

BY ANIA ALBERSKI AND NIKKI NAIDU

Empire State Plaza Ice Rink: Free to Skate – Open until March 8 from 11:00-8:00 each day

Lecture: Peter Carey, major Australian novelist – two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize, author Peter Carey will present a lecture on February 3 at 8:00 PM at the SUNY Albany Lecture Center. Admission is free.

Frozen Meet-and-Greet and Sing Along – February 7-8 from 10:30-2:30 at the Albany Ramada Plaza Hotel

Environmental Songs Sing-Along – February 16 from 11:00-12:00 at the Albany Pine Bush Reserve Center. Tickets are $3 per person or $5 per family.

Follow the North Star and the Underground Railroad – February 19th and 11:00 at the Henry Hudson Planetarium. Tickets are $3.

Lecture: All Souls are Created Equal – this lecture on equality based on the traditions of Shaker communities will be presented at the New York State Museum on February 28 at 1:00. Admission is free.

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Watch: Guilderland High School Concert Choir rehearses Carmina Burana

On Saturday, January 25, at 3:00 pm at the Palace Theatre, the Guilderland High School Concert Choir will perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana will the Empire State Youth Orchestra and other local high school choirs. Helen Cha-Pyo, Music Director of the Empire State Youth Orchestra, conducts. Tickets are available online at

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Empire-State-Youth-Orchestras-Presents-Carmina-tickets/artist/2066211

or at the Palace Theatre box office. Tickets prices are $23 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $8 for students.

Check out this rehearsal footage for a preview of this amazing concert! Video courtesy of Mrs. Rae Jean Teeter, Concert Choir director.

Heroin on the rise in the Capital Region

BY ANIA ALBERSKI

“Heroin is cheap, deadly — and surging in popularity,” says Colonie Police Chief Steven Heider.
This addictive narcotic has been causing harm with it’s recent comeback from the 70s and 80s. However, this time it’s different. Those kinds of terms don’t tend to intimidate people as much as they should, but now things are happening locally. Heroin is causing a rise in arrests, hospital entrees, and even some deaths right here in the capital region.

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