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Honest Weight's annual Local Harvest Fest returns to Washington Park next Sunday

This week was brought to you by annual rites of fall: changing leaves, cider donuts and the return of the AOA Tournament of Pizza. It was also brought to you by the Local Harvest Festival, sponsored by Honest Weight Food Coop -- Sunday, October 5 from noon to 4pm in Albany's Washington Park.

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Stuff to do

Wing Walk
Proctors hosts its annual Wing Walk, this coming Thursday, October 2. Sample and vote for your favorite wing recipes from restaurants. $8 for adults, $5 for students.

Historic scavenger hunt
Albany I Spy, September 20 through October 4. The Capital Region's largest scavenger hunt.

Beverage Trail tour
Check out the wineries, breweries and distilleries along the Columbia County Beverage Trail.

Fusion
The Albany Barn's annual Fusion fundraising event, custom couture, creative cocktails and culinary creations. Friday, October 17 at 6pm.

Albany Institute
The Albany Institute of History and Art, presenting the 2014 Exhibition by artists of the Mohawk-Hudson region,highlighting the work of the best visual artists in the region.

Lewis Black
Live Nation presents Lewis Black with his stand-up show The Rant is Due, Thursday, October 16 at The Palace Theater.

A Couple of Blaguards
Proctors presents A Couple of Blaguards, written by Frank and Malachy McCourt, Septemeber 26-28 and October 3-5.

Other Desert Cities
Capital Rep's production of Other Desert Cities opens September 30.

Take a cruise
Dutch Apple Cruise Lines, sponsors of the All Over Albany Rail, River, Hudson trip. Dutch Apple offers sight seeing and charter tours as well as trolley tours of the Capital Region throughout the summer and fall.

Laugh
The Mop & Bucket Improv Company has started a new season of improvisational comedy at Proctors Underground. Every show is created by audience suggestion, so ever show is totally different. MopCo is also offering classes in improv, creativity, writing and more.

Stuff to Drive
Keeler Mini -- Sponsor of AOA's 2014 Tournament of Pizza.

Food and Drink

Shmaltz Brewing, host of the All Over Albany Tournament of Pizza People's Plate tasting event. Sample Shmaltz brews, get a tour, and taste and vote for your favorite pie in the Tournament of Pizza finals. Tickets are only $20.

Farmie Market -- Farm fresh food delivered right to your door.

Cider
Nine Pin Ciderworks in Albany, sourced entirely from Capital Region apples.

New World Bistro Bar, named #1 Best Restaurant, according to Times Union 'Best of the Capital Region' Readers' Poll and also listed as one of 'the 13 Best New York Restaurants, not in NYC' according to Thrillist.com.

Cheese
The Cheese Traveler has launched Cheese School. Upcoming classes include: Cheese 101, Cheese 102, Charcuterie, and Artisanal Foods from Spain. Information and tickets can be found here. Sign up for the Cheese Traveler Newsletter to be notified of weekly specials and events here .

Harvest Fest
Honest Weight Food Co0op, offering all the flavors of the season plus events and cooking classes. They're annual Harvest Festival is coming up on Sunday, October 5 in Albany's Washington Park.

Now Open
Broadway Plaza Liquor is now open at 418 Broadway, next to Coulson's News.

Kimchi fries
+ Mingle on Delaware Ave in Albany. Be on the lookout for Fin the Fishmonger's "Fin"-tastic specials, including fresh haddock fish tacos & pan-seared whole trout. Their chef will be using local products to create new specials daily to keep the menu fresh. Try the Kimchi fries.

Fine wine
Capital Wine at the corner of State and Lark Streets, with a wonderful supply of wines from around the world.

Food and beer
+Brown's Brewing hosting Ginger City's first Night of the Walking Red event, Wednesday, October 1.

Helpful stuff

Historic home help
Historic Albany's architectural parts warehouse -- the Capital Region's only not-for-profit architectural parts warehouse.

Taxes
April 15 has come and gone, but Staff Ciampino & Company, P.C. can still help you with your business and personal tax needs. They're also the sponsors of the All Over Albany Start Up Grant business contest.

Banking
Berkshire Bank, providing the $1,500 prize money for this year's AOA Startup Contest. Great rates on home equity loans.

Stuff to learn

Grad school
The College of Saint Rose, offering 52 Graduate Programs with a purpose. Programs include: MFA in Creative writing, MBA, Computer Information Systems and more.

Libraries
The Albany Public Libraries. Their mobile app helps you find library locations and hours, check your library card account, learn about upcoming events, download eBooks, audiobooks, music and more. You can even check ISBN bar codes on books, DVDs and CDs to see if the library owns what you need. APL's

Stuff to help you stay healthy j
CDPHP's new InMotion app, a free fitness tool to help start or maintain an exercise plan.

Places to Live
Harmony Mills
+The Lofts at Harmony Mills, Manhattan style loft living in the Capital Region.

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