The Greater Good: Pet food pantry donations, Nine Pin Ciderworks anniversary

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Maple Festival in Bolton

Do you like maple syrup? Up Yonda Farm in Bolton is ready to hold its Maple Festival in March. You can get tours of the property’s sugarbush and sugar house, and learn the science of maple sugaring. You can also try some hands-on activities.

Pet food pantry donations

Donations from across the Capital Region helped fill the pet food pantry at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. The organization put out a call for donations last week. People responded in a big way. In addition to donations from last weekend, the humane society received 171 boxes from Amazon, all filled with pet food. All this food will help keep pets out of the shelter.

Basketball for a good cause

A basketball game for a good cause is set for next month. Hoosick Falls Central School staff will face the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office at Hoosick Falls High School. The game tips off at 6 p.m. on March 10. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for kids. Proceeds benefit the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office’s Adopt-a-Family Program.

Big grant for Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang Teaching Museum is getting big money from the New York State Council on the Arts. The $80,000 grant will ensure the Saratoga Springs museum can continue to offer access to exhibitions and events – free of charge. The Tang offered 145 public events and brought in 45 guest artists last year.

Nine Pin Ciderworks celebrating ninth anniversary

Nine Pin Ciderworks is gearing up for its ninth anniversary. Nine Pin was New York’s first farm cidery and has expanded over the years. A ninth anniversary celebration will be held on March 1 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Nine Pin’s Albany Tasting Room. There will be baked goods, drink specials and more to commemorate nine years of Nine Pin.