What to Do This Weekend: November 11-13, 2016

This week in the Valley, a bookworm bash, a “Star Trek” takeover, and cake decorating for the kiddies

It’s Veterans Day weekend, and if you’re lucky enough to have Friday off, these Valley events will keep you reading, eating, hiking, and cheering ‘til Monday.



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Northeast Trek Con

What: In celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, this convention invites old-school “Trekkies” and young fans who grew up with newer J.J. Abrams reboots. Stop by this weekend for collectible memorabilia, science fiction finds, and even celebrity sightings.
When: Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13
Where: Radisson Hotel, Albany



Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library Fall Book Sale

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What: Book worms, rejoice. Nearly 25,000 books, CDs, and DVDs will be available for purchase all weekend long, with a $5 bag fill-up sale on Sunday until 2 p.m. (after which, books are free!).
When: Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13
Where: Pleasant Valley Town Hall, Pleasant Valley



Thanksgiving Cake Decorating

What: Celebrate food and family at this kid-friendly cake decorating affair (cupcakes for those under 12). Baby bakers will learn decorating skills, like working with fondant and creating realistic renditions of traditional Thanksgiving foods.
When: Saturday, Nov. 12; 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Greenwood Lake Public Library, Greenwood Lake

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Beaver Moonlit Walk

What: Grab a flashlight and take a guided tour through the park’s winding trails and terrain under a nearly full Beaver Moon. Following the two-mile stroll, huddle up with some hot chocolate inside.
When: Saturday, Nov. 12; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Schodack Island State Park, Schodack Landing



Phantom of the Country Opera

What: We’ve all seen the Broadway stand-out featuring a masked ghost and his operatic muse, but give her a pair of cowboy boots, and you’ve got a hilarious twist on this age-old classic. View multiple showings all this weekend or next (or both!).
When: Multiple performances Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 20
Where: Coach House Theater, Kingston

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