The weekly Capital Region Scrapbook feature takes a quick look back around the Capital Region at happenings in August 1976.
Women in exotic dress -- and a fancy cut-out car - prepare for the "America '76" bicentennial show in Colonie in August 1976. From left are Roxanne Norwood, Joanne Warzek, Joan Leak, Marie Seguine and Marie Grady. Gazette file photos by Sid Brown and Ed Schultz.
Levonne Brown, left, leads young people in an African dance during the Hamilton Hill Drop-In Art Center's closing day at John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville on Aug. 22, 1976.
Teacher Dan Wilson, left, and student Ed Blanchard keep the beat going at the Hamilton Hill Drop-In Art Center's closing day at John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville on Aug. 22, 1976.
Lizbeth Fenn of East Berne checks with culinary instructors at Schenectady County Community College's parents' might buffet in August 1976. At left is Karl Mulson; in center is Anthony "Toby" Strianese.
Congressman Edward “Ned” Pattison, second from right, presents a 1976 bicentennial flag to members of the Shenendehowa High School community in August 1976. From left are Lori Heider, assistant superintendent Richard Zeller, Nancy Aulenbach, Michael Rooney, Pattison and Maxine Mattiske.
Ben Serotta shows off one of his handcrafted bicycle frames outside his Saratoga Springs bike shop in August 1976. Serotta recently was fired from the company he founded in 1972.