5 Things to Know in Troy This Week (2/25/19)

There’s never a dull moment in Troy. From concerts to events to family-friendly activities, there’s always something to look forward to each week. Check out what’s happening this week in Troy and start planning your next adventure. 

M/WBE Community Update

This Thursday, February 28, Hudson Valley Community College will be hosting a formal Community Update to discuss the first phase of rebuilding Albany High School. This event will be hosted in two sessions to accommodate attendee schedules. Lunch and dinner will be provided, depending on which session you attend. This event is free and open to the public.

Vikings and Mermaids

You’re never too old to play dress up! Join your friends at Franklin Alley Social Club in Troy on Friday, March 1 for a Vikings and Mermaids-themed evening, complete with an epic Viking Battle and mermaid parade. Don your favorite costume and enter the contest, then head to the photo booth to capture your ensemble to document your evening. Special co-hosts include Awestruck Viking Cider, Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzers, and Northway Brewing to create a one of a kind event that tastes as good as it looks! The only limit is your own creativity.

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Renee Engeln at Russell Sage

Northwestern professor Renee Engeln brings her book Beauty Sick to the stage on Monday, March 4 at Russel Sage College. In her book, Engeln discusses the financial and physical consequences of the obsession with female appearances, including eating disorders, depression, and disorders in cognitive processing. Engeln shares insightful information on how women can break out of destructive behaviors and mindsets and empower others to do the same. This event is free and open to the public.

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The Wheel @ Dino BBQ

Grateful Dead fans unite! The Wheel is a rock-and-roll band covering the soulful sounds of the Grateful Dead. They’ll be at Dinosaur BBQ in Troy this Saturday, March 2 for a free performance. It’s tough to say no to a meal this epic: Dinosaur BBQ features all your favorites, including wings, fried green tomatoes, pit barbecue, and their famous drunken spicy shrimp boil. The show starts at 9, giving you plenty of time to fill up first.

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Free Reiki Healing Session

Blessings Wellness Center is Troy’s premier center for all things mind, body, and soul. If you’ve ever been curious about Reiki healing, this Saturday, March 2, is your chance to find out what it’s all about. Briefly, Reiki healing channels energy through touch, allowing individuals to restore their own well-being naturally. This free Reiki introduces you to the world of natural health and well-being to help you restore the peace and energy that’s essential for a better quality of life.

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