This week was brought to you by springboards, goals and stuck landings.
It was also brought to you by gold medal AOA advertisers like the new MFA program in creative writing at The College of Saint Rose. This brand new program starts this fall and is the only one of its kind in the Capital Region. It's a full-residency program that allows students to work rigorously within their chosen genres - fiction, nonfiction and poetry. There is the option for full- or part-time study in evening classes. Applications are currently being accepted for the fall semester.
Below you'll find a list of other great AOA advertisers. Not only do they help us provide your Capital Region information fix, they've also got great stuff to offer. We hope you'll support them when you can.
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Stuff to do
The Mop and Bucket Improv Company -- where making stuff up isn't lying, it's a gift for fiction. You can catch a MopCo show everyThursday night at 8:30 and 10 at The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga through racing season, or any Friday night at 8PM, Underground at Proctors. Shows are based on audience suggestions, so every week there's something fresh and fun.
+John Prine and Lucinda Williams at The Palace Theater on August 18th.
+The Hellions of Troy
+The Albany All Stars
+Live Nation Presents Florence + The Machine at SPAC on September 16th.
+The Arts Center of the Capital Region is offering all kinds of interesting classes from art to cooking. Check them out and learn something new.
+The Albany Aqua Ducks to are gone, but the trolleys are still booking tours and special events.
Food and Drink
+ The patio is open at The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark. And Albany Gastropub is now serving Sunday brunch. So what are you doing this Sunday morning?
+The folks at City Beer Hall are now doing Saturday and Sunday brunch starting at 11AM.
+The Schenectady Greenmarket. Sundays from 10am to 2pm around City Hall in Schenectady.
+Delmar Farmers Market runs Saturdays, June through December 9AM-1PM, at the Bethlehem Middle School. Great food and friends. It's all there.
+ Our Daily Eats -- serving up fresh basil pesto, roasted nuts and seeds. They also have four granolas. Available at the Delmar Farmers Market, Schenectady Greenmarket and the Empire State Plaza Wednesday Farmers Market. Local retailers are listed on their website.
+ There are lots of great seasonal flavors waiting for you at Honest Weight Food Coop.
+Albany Law School, Albany Law School's Government Law Center will present its 12th annual Saratoga Institute, a program dedicated to exploring the legal and public policy implications of racing and gaming in New York state and across the country, on August 14th and 15th. Speakers will include racing and gaming luminaries from around the country. Topics will include: Siting of casinos in New York, Online gaming in New York, New York Task Force on Retired Race Horses Report, Safety on the race track, How to recognize inhumane treatment of horses and NYRA's new regulatory framework.
+ Sunmark Federal Credit Union is celebrating its 75th birthday! Check out their website to see how to put more money in your pocket.
Stuff to Try
+ Get $250 off your 2011 website design and development from Brayton Graphics when you mention you came from AOA!
+ Get a FREE MONTH of Wink High Speed Internet Service from Tech Valley Communications. Enter this code when you sign up for service at: www.winkinternet.com: w1n87k0
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