Almost 40 million peo- ple in the United Statesclaim Irish ancestry.The Irish AmericanHeritage Museum, re-cently opened at 370Broadway in downtown Albany, isopen to all who seek to learn aboutthe experiences and the rich contri- butions of the Irish here in America.Their goal is to inspire you to think about, and connect to, your ownheritage - Irish or otherwise - and to pass it on to future generations.Though new to Albany, the museumhas been in existence for more than25 years, having previously beenlocated in the town of Durham in theCatskills. The move to the Capitalcity was intended to increase access,visibility and attendance, and to al-low for year-round access to exhib-its, the Paul O’Dwyer Library, lec-tures, presentations, film screenings, book signings and other special pro-grams. Find out more about the mu-seum and its programs at www.irishamericanheritagemuseum.org
A hot/cold luncheon buffet (withcorned beef & cabbage, of course!)will be served beginning at noonwith the program commencing at12:30 pm. $20. Reservations are re-quired by Monday, February 11thand should be made by calling theAlbany-Colonie Chamber of Com-merce at 518-431-1400, or by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.Your phone is ringing, your bosswants to talk to you and your partner wants to know what's for dinner.Stress and anxiety are everywhere. If they're getting the best of you, youmight want to hit the mat and giveyoga a try.Yoga combines stretching, controlled breathing and relaxation. It brings the physical and mental together toachieve peacefulness of body andmind, helping you relax and managestress and anxiety. It has been shownto help lower blood pressure and im- prove heart function and to improve balance, flexibility, range of motionand strength. Some studies suggestyoga may also help alleviate chronicconditions, such as depression, painand insomnia.
(“Yoga: Fight stressand find serenity,” Mayo Clinic Staff, MayoClinic.com)
Yoga is accessible to anyone no mat-ter your age, fitness ability or flexibil-ity. Every pose can be modified tohelp you explore, but not exceed,your personal limits. Check it out for yourself at one of Ellen’s yogaclasses:
- Mondays12:00-12:45 p.m.Members $7; Non-members $10
- Tuesdays5:30-6:45 p.m.Members $10; Non-members $15Call Ellen at 518-463-1151 or emailEllen@universityclubalbany.com for information or to sign up.Still not convinced? The last pose of class is called Savasana. The room isdarkened, there is soft music playingin the background, you lay down onyour mat, cover up with a blanket,close your eyes and, for just a littlewhile, let all your cares melt away...
On the Buffet Glazed Easter Ham Roast Prime Rib of Beef Cod w/sautéed Lemon & Fennel Garlic Mashed Potatoes Fresh Seasonal Vegetable For the kids:Mini Pizzas & Fries
Adults $23.95 Kids under 12 $10.95