Bulletin Board Salvation Army Christmas 2013 Assistance Applications SARATOGA SPRINGS - Christmas 2013 Assistance Applications will be taked at The Salvation Army, 27 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga on the following dates only: Friday, Oct. 11 (12-1pm and 5-6pm); Thursday, Oct. 17 (12-1pm and 5-6pm); Wednesday, Oct. 23 (10-11am). Please bring the following information with you: Picture identification; Social security cards for all listed members of the household; Birth certificates for all children; Proof of income (pay stub, social security income, SSI, SSD, workers’ comp., public assitance, food stamps, etc.); Proof of expenses (rent, utilities, fuel and other major expenses); Proof of address (if no utility bill). It is important that you bring these items with you at the time you apply for Christmas Assistance. All applicants must apply in person. For info call 584-1640. A rich family history that demonstrates a wide variety of methodology and source material; Researching Living Descendents: A way to give your family history new life and excitement; Snag-it for Genealogists: Create engaging images to enhance your family history presentation. The day begins with registration, exhibits and coffee at 8:45 AM and will conclude at 3:15 PM. Registration, $30 for members and $40 for non-members, is requested by October 14. A hot lunch is included. For information call 518-587-2978 or email: email@example.com. Saratoga County Vendors Wanted CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Waterford Harbor Farmers Market is inviting new vendors to participate in a Fall Fest on October 13th at No Cost. We love our market and think you will too! Email WaterfordHarborMarket@gmail.com for a registration form. Benefit Concert For Keepmasonmoving.Org CAPITAL DISTRICT - Performers, businesses, and volunteers from across the region have banded together to host a benefit concert for Keep Mason Moving, a new local organization dedicated to helping children with terminal illness, at the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Sunday October 13th, 2013 from 1:00pm – 7:00pm. Less than three months ago, Keep Mason Moving was nothing more than a vision to support Mason Devine, a local six year old boy diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In less than two weeks, the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs will be hosting the first of many fundraisers to support the organization’s mission to help children with terminal illness and their families focus on the quality of time they have together. Leading the charge are several local performers, businesses, and a team of dedicated supporters. The event will feature local musicians, food from many area restaurants, and a day filled with indoor and outdoor activities for children of all ages. The $25 admission to the event includes a Keep Mason Moving wristband, delicious food, 6+ hours of music, and activities for children. Children under 13 enter free with paid adult admission. To learn more, purchase wristbands, or make a donation online, please visit the organization’s website at www.keepmasonmoving.org Oktoberfest is here! SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga/Wilton Elk’s Club #161 is sponsoring a German buffet and beer tasting party on Friday, October 18 from 6-10 PM at the Lodge on 1 Elk Lane Saratoga Springs. There will be new brews to enjoy for $1.00 a sample. Then we want you to vote for your favorite. Our buffet consists of pork and applesauce, bratwurst, sauerkraut, boiled potatoes, red cabbage, cucumber salad and rye bread followed by a dessert of Black Forest Cake. Tickets are $15.00 per person at the door. Tables of eight or more call 587-5568 or 587-7597 to reserve a space. Music provided by popular DJ Patty Reynolds. Baskets of cheer raffles will also be available. All proceeds benefit VA programs and Operation-Adopt-A-Soldier. Show off your favorite Frau and stein at our fun-for-all event. Halloween Costume Drive SARATOGA CO. - The Saratoga County Kids Care Club is collecting gently used or new Halloween Costumes any size including infants, toddlers, children’s and teens, Now thru October 17th. All costumes will be distributed by the Comic Depot to families that are served by the Franklin Community Center. Please put your gently used Halloween costume to good use and bring it to one of the following drop off locations: Torres XTF Health & Fitness at 43B Round Lake Road, Ballston Lake; Saratoga Regional YMCA at 290 West Ave, Saratoga Springs; Malta Community Center at 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta. Halloween and all of it’s festivities are just around the corner. Unfortunately some children may not be celebrating this year because their families may not be able to afford a costume. The Saratoga County Kids Care Club wants to help out and so can you! If you have any questions please call us at 518-412-CLUB (2582) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Genealogy Conference SCHUYLERVILLE - Michael Brophy, a professional genealogical researcher, columnist and lecturer in the Boston area, will present four workshops at the annual Heritage Hunters Fall Conference. The Conference will be held on Saturday, October 19th at Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville, at the corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29, (12 Spring St.). The Conference topics are: Paddy on the Net: Information about our Irish Ancestors on the Internet; Kilroy Was Here: Bulletin Board Sunday Breakfast VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on route 32 south of the village of Victory (look for our sign). Will be cooking breakfast on October 13, 2013 starting at 8:00-11:00AM and will continue on the second Sunday of each month all year. Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), french toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $6.00 Child $3.00, Everyone will be welcome. son or Dinner & Dance for $12/pp. Proceeds go toward our support of community activities and donations. For more info contact FF Robert Griffin at 222-0756. Saratoga County Woman’s Safety and Self Defense Seminar CLIFTON PARK / SARATOGA SPRINGS - Pai’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do will be holding a free to the public Woman’s Safety and Self Defense Seminar. The seminar will teach information and tactics on how to recognize and escape threats that are specifically targeted toward women. There are no physical fitness requirements and regular street clothes are fine to wear. (Ages 13 & up) The seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 15th at both the Clifton Park Pai’s Tae Kwon Do at 1580 Rt 9, at 6:45pm and the same night at the Saratoga Pai’s Tae Kwon Do located at 30 Gick Rd, Saratoga Springs, at 7:30pm Please call 371-8285 with any questions or for more information. S.T.E.P. out 2 the Races SARATOGA SPRINGS - Join STEP, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian program a 501(c)3 not for profit organization for an afternoon of Great Fun, Food, Silent Auction and Excitement for its annual fundraiser at the Saratoga Gaming & Raceway Sunday Oct 20th from 11:30 to 3:30. Tax deductible tickets are $45 per person and All Proceeds will benefit the program to support the horses and riders. Payment by check or credit card accepted. RSVP asap by calling (518)221-7731 or (518)374-5116 or email stepatnfec@ yahoo.com. Festival Of Nations CAPITAL DISTRICT - Celebrating its 42nd year on Sunday, October 27th at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, 12 noon to 5pm. Take a trip around the world to over 24 Countries - see beautiful costumes -- taste their delicious food -- exquisite crafts from around the world. Five hours of continuous entertainment! See if your favorite contestant will be crowned Miss Festival of Nations. What a fun and educational way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your family and friends. Adults $5.00; Children 3-12 $2.00; Children under 3 FREE. For info call: 371-3737 or 459-1253. Project Lift University SARATOGA SPRINGS - To Benefit The Franklin Community Center. October 17, 2013, 6pm-9pm. Come to Longfellows for this one-of-a-kind event and get nostalgic about your college days. This academic-inspired evening will allow event-goers to register for “classes” with talented local professionals, who will act as “professors” by donating their time to teach a class (classes will be scheduled for a later date, so bring your calendar). Attendees who sign up for classes will pay the “registration fee”, but instead of paying the “professor”, all proceeds will benefit Project Lift. It’s a great way to sign up for a topic that interests you, while also making a difference in the lives of local kids! (Please note: the classes will have a set fee with a designated number of slots available for attendees [it will vary by class]. It is not a bidding war. Once the slots are full, the class will be pulled. Sign-up will be on a first-come, first-served basis.) Tickets are priced at $75 for the event, which includes beer, wine, music by KID DJ and food by Longfellows. Traditional silent, live and mission based auctions will also be held. Ticket Prices: $75 – 1 ticket / $140 – 2 tickets; $50 – juniors ticket (under 30). For more information call 587-9826. Greenfield Seniors Upcoming Trips GREENFIELD - October 16 to Pulaski, NY, Fish Hatchery. Lunch will be served. Bus leaves community center at 7 am and returns 7 PM. $19 per person. Please contact Pat Brust 584-3318 to make your reservation or for further information. Mother Teresa Academy’s “Fall into Fashion 3” CAPITAL REGION - Join Us at Longfellows Restaurant in Saratoga on Saturday, October 5th (10am-2pm) as we “Fall Into Fashion” with Cool Cat Entertainment’s DJ Nick; showcasing the Fashions of Apricot Lane & Frivolous Boutique. There will be Shopping, Lunch, Surprises & a Silent Auction that will round out the event. Proceeds will Benefit the Mother Teresa Academy Financial Aid Fund. For Ticket information, Sponsor, Volunteer or Donate visit us online: www.motherteresaacademy.org or call (518) 280-4227. Wilton Fire Dept Fundraiser WILTON - Dinner and/or Dance. The Wilton Fire Department, 270 Ballard Road, Wilton, will be hosting a Chicken Parmesan Dinner. Saturday, October 5 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Suggested Donation $ 8.00 per person. Country Line Dancing to follow from 7:00-10:00pm-$ 5:00 per per- Roast Pork Dinner QUAKER SPRINGS - The Quaker Springs United Methodist Church (six miles South of Schuylerville on Route 32) in- Bulletin Board vites you to an All You Can Eat Localvore Roast Pork Dinner (all food locally grown or purchased). Complete with dressing, real mashed potatoes, veggies, cole slaw, rolls, beverages, local desserts. 4pm-6pm, Saturday, October 19th. Adults $10; Children 5-12 $5; Under five free. Tickes sold only at the door. Take-Outs available. Handicapped accessible. Plus: A Silent Auction to benefit our Chuch Missions. Saratoga County Saratoga Springs K of C Youth Dance SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Knights of Columbus will hold a chaperoned youth dance on Friday, October 4th at the Council Home located at 50 Pine Road in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The dance is open to all 5th through 7th grade students for a cost of $10.00. Doors open at 6:45pm and parents or guardians must come inside to pick up their children by 9:45pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase during the dance. All proceeds will be used to benefit the building fund and community projects. Retired Teachers Meeting CAPITAL REGION - The Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association will meet on Monday, October 7, at noon at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Route 9P), Saratoga Springs. Membership is open to retired educators who taught and/or live in Saratoga County. For membership information, call 587-5356. the Sprint For Solders 5K benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. This event will be held on Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at the Saratoga National Park-Schuyler House Trail. This is a competitive yet fun and friendly event. The timed race allows you to run, jog or walk a scenic route with family and friends along the beautiful grounds of the Saratoga National Park-Schuyler House Trail! There will be an Awards Ceremony for top race performers for Age Groups and Teams. There will be music, snacks and of course, a special tribute to all Military participants. Sprint For Soliders is happy to support our beneficiary, Wounded Warrior Project. This event will raise awareness for this organization which began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they transition back to civilian life. To register call 855-PAE-3060 or visit www.etouches.com/SprintForSoldiersSaratoga. Food for Thought Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS - All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 12:00-2:00pm at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P, Saratoga. Cost is $13.00 inclusive. Our feature, Saratoga County Nutritional Educator, Diane Whitten, will speak on a diet for a healthy brain. Our speaker, Susie Jones, from Huntington, WV will discuss The Adventures of a Frequent Flyer. Reservations are required. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043 by October 4th. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club. Roast Pork Dinner SCHUYLERVILLE - Bacon Hill Reformed Church, Rte 32 Schuylerville will have Roast Pork Dinner served family style Saturday, October 5. Servings are 4:30 and 5:45 P.M. Adults $10.00 Children Under 12 $5.00 Takeouts Available. For Reservations call Jane Schwerd 587-8147 Menu: Roast Pork with Dressing, Mashed Potatoe, Squash, Kraut, Homemade Applesauce and Pies, Rolls, Beverage. Handicap Accessible. Van Schaick Mansion Tours CAPITAL REGION - The Historic Van Schaick Mansion in Cohoes will be open for tours on two Sundays: October 6 and November 3. Hours are 11:00am-4:00pm. Admission is $5 for general public. Free admission for active duty military personnel and their families. The Mansion is located at 1 Van Schaick Avenue, Cohoes. For more information contact Johanna Shogan at 439-0814. 8th Annual Memorial Walk SARATOGA SPRINGS - Angel Names Association (ANA), an area nonprofit that helps bereaved families across the country, will host its 8th annual Memorial Walk at the Saratoga Spa State Park on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. This free family event, held in observance of National Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Awareness month, aims to increase community awareness and provide support. Registration begins at noon at the Columbia Pavilion and the walk steps off at 1:15 pm. A name reading and flower ceremony is held after the walk. Anyone who has been touched by the loss of a baby is encouraged to attend. For more information and to register, please visit www.angelnames.org or phone 518-654-2411. Saratoga High School Class of 1963 Announces 50th Reunion CAPITAL REGION - The class of 1963 from Saratoga High School will hold its “50th” Class Reunion the weekend of October 11, 12 and 13. An informal gathering is scheduled for Fri, Oct 11th, at the Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Ave, Saratoga, 6pm. A reunion cocktail hour, buffet dinner, DJ, video, trivia, entertainment, door prizes and celebration will be held on Sat, Oct 12th, at Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga Lake, Malta, 5–10pm. A Sunday brunch is planned for Sun, Oct 13th, at the Parting Glass, 11am. For further informa- Sprint For Soldiers 5K CAPITAL REGION - Plan Ahead Events is pleased to present Bulletin Board tion contact JoAnn Engle-Hughes [email@example.com] or call JoAnn at 518-526-0063. Saratoga County October Luncheon CAPITAL REGION - All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $13.00 inclusive. Our feature, Saratoga County Nutritional Educator, Diane Whitten, will speak on a diet for a healthy brain. Our speaker, Susie Jones, from Huntington, WV will discuss The Adventures of a Frequent Flyer. Reservations are required. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043 by October 4th. Chicken BBQ SCHUYLVERVILLE - Saturday, October 12th. 4pm to 7pm. Eat In or Take Out. American Legion Pavilion, 6 Clancy Street, Schuylerville. $10 Per Person. Dinner Includes: 1/2 Chicken, Coleslaw, Baked Potato, Roll. Limited Tickets Are Being Sold. Call 695-3011 or Stop In. Proceeds Benefit The Sons Of The American Legion nounces its annual Autumn Leaf Regional Tournament at the Crowne Plaza Danbury, 18 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT 06810, October 7-13, 2013. The schedule features a new complete Fast Pairs game at 5 pm on Monday, October 7 with a free light supper served. Games are available at all levels of play including Golden Opportunity Pairs on Thursday, October 10; Friday, October 11; and Saturday, October 12 – a chance for beginning-intermediate players to earn gold points playing against people at their own level. For more information, contact Deborah Wasik at (973) 699-5902, firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full schedule of events, hotel info and all other details, visit www. bridge-district3.org. Run 4 A Reason 5k CAPITAL REGION - Saratoga Rugby Inc. is proud to announce their first annual Run 4 A Reason 5k. The run starts at 10am Sunday Oct. 13th at the Columbia Pavilion at the Saratoga Spa State Park. Participants can choose a “Reason” to run, and fundraise for that cause (fundraising is not required). We have partnered with five local charitable organizations; Capital District Youth Rugby, The ALS Association Upstate NY Chapter, Jake’s Hope From Heaven, Franklin Community Center, and Caroline St. School Playground Fund. Runners can register through www.SRIRun4AReason.com, or on Active.com. Search for the race on Facebook: SRI Run 4 A Reason. 12th Annual Fall Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Saratoga Springs. Entertainment includes a pumpkin roll down Caroline Street, pumpkin decorating, face painting, cupcake decorating, traveling magicians, “Sparkles” the Stilt Juggler, a costume parade, clowns, and fun games and trick or treat candy at many of the stores and restaurants. This unique Halloween Celebration encourages families to have fun together, enjoying the hospitality of Saratoga Springs’ businesses and the great spirit of the community. Fall Festival is brought to you by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association and many fine sponsors. Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival GREENWICH - 5th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival will take place October 5th & 6th, 2013. Over 100 vendors, craftsmen, and artisans will be demonstrating their skills and wares. Classes and workshops in felting, weaving, dying and knitting are offered during the 2 day event. Registration can be found on-line. There will be plenty of fiber producing animals at the festival; sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas and angora rabbits to name a few. Sheep herding, duck herding and sheep shearing demos. Face painting by Puddles the Clown and Pony Hop by the boy scouts for the kids. Daily raffle to benefit Operation Adopt a Soldier. The festival is held at the Washington County Fairgrounds; located on Route 29 in Greenwich, New York. Vendors are located indoors so the festival runs rain or shine. Admission is $5 for adults, children 13 and under are free. Ample free parking and buses are welcome. For the safety of the animals, vendors, and festival participants, we ask that you leave your pets at home. Additional information including a full schedule, hours, a complete vendor list and directions to the Fairgrounds is can be found at www. adkfiber.com or by calling the fair office at 518-692-2464. Call for Choreographers SARATOGA SPRINGS - Nacre, the Capital Region’s premiere modern dance company is looking for a guest choreographer for the 2013-2014 season. The selected guest artist will have the opportunity to work with company members in creating an original piece to be featured during the performance season. Nacre is a performance organization dedicated to revitalizing historic choreography while opening the arena to new emerging artists. Online applications are available on the website at www.nacredance.com For additional information, please contact Beth Fecteau at Beth@ Nacredance.com or by calling 518-435-0510. Bridge League Tournament CAPITAL DISTRICT - Have fun, make new friends, and hone your skills playing the world’s greatest card game. District 3 of the American Contract Bridge League, which encompasses Upstate New York through Central New Jersey, an- Women’s Rugby Team Looking for Players Bulletin Board SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Brumbies (Women’s) Rugby Team is starting their fall season and looking for some new faces to add to the club. We welcome all women 18+ regardless of fitness/experience level. The women’s team is a small social club that strives to have fun, foster positive friendships and make a good name for ourselves in the community. Rugby is a great sport of fitness, endurance, and wit and it gives most women a feeling of strength they don’t often feel. If you are interested in playing please email SwrRecruiting@gmail.com, visit us at SaratogaWomensRugby.com or find us on facebook. Auxiliary is looking for market vendors for their indoor market to be held once a month at the Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, off Rte.9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga, on Sundays from 11 to 3:30 pm. Admission is free and the cost for an 8 foot table space is $15 each paid in advance. Doors will open to set up at 9:30 am. The next dates are October 27, and November 24. There are also a few outdoor spaces available if you have your own tables and chairs. Come and enjoy; for an application or to answer any questions please call Linda at 289-5470 or Debbie at 885-6506. The money is used for our ongoing community donations. Saratoga County Sonic Softball Recruiting CAPITAL REGION - Sonic Softball is recruiting 18U players for 2013 Fall Ball & 2014 summer seasons. Please contact Brenda for more information: 518-527-0800. Craft Fair Dates Announced ROUND LAKE - Dates for the annual Craft Fair at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake have been announced. Crafters will display their wares at the church hall on November 2 and 3, 2013. Chairperson Diane Marco (899-4874) or Judy Ewing (877-5678) may be contacted for further information and directions to the location at 2001 Route 9 and Ushers Road. Mark your calendars! This is an event not to be missed. Non-Profit Fundraising Opportunity from Home Made Theater SARATOGA SPRINGS - Home Made Theater, Saratoga’s resident theater company, is offering fellow non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds while enjoying an evening out at the theater. For each of HMT’s opening nights of the 2013-2014 season, a non-profit group can benefit from the sale of up to 100 tickets. The group will receive half of all box office sales completed using a special promotional code which can be used by members of the group and the general public. As an additional benefit, the participating organization may promote their organization by adding an insert to the opening night playbill or posting a sign in the Spa Little Theater lobby. The opening nights for HMT’s 2013-2014 season are as follows: Friday, October 11, 2013 for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE; Friday, December 13, 2013 for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY; Friday, February 7, 2014 for WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION; and Friday, April 18, 2014 for BOEING BOEING. For a description of these shows, please visit the HMT web site at www.homemadetheater.org. Only one organization will be given this opportunity for each opening night, so contact HMT at 587-4427 or email@example.com as soon as possible to secure your opening night. Jingle Bell Run 5K® CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY Announces Plans for “Jingle Bell Run” 5k ® Timed 5k to be held at new location; Central Park, Schenectady. Early Registration Now Underway! Bells will be ringing through the air at the “Jingle Bell” Run/Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY. The “Jingle Bell” Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013. Registration begins at 8:30 am with the 5k Run beginning at 10:00 am. All proceeds of the event will support the programs, services and research to youth and individuals with Arthritis. Individuals and teams can register online at www.albanyjbr. kintera.org or call the office at 456-1203. Early registration fee is $20 until October 1st. Registration fee is $25 prior to the event (After October 1st) or $30 day of. Registration fee for children 12 years of age or younger is $15 prior to the event or $20 day of. The Kids “Candy Cane Fun Run”, sponsored by CapitalCare Medical Group for children ages 2-12, will also take place for a fee of $15 (Kids Fun Run will be at 9:30 am). The Arthritis Foundation encourages anyone to attend in their holiday attire including Reindeer Antlers, Santa Hats or your best elf costume! For more information about the “Jingle Bell Run” 5k to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY, please contact Eileen Reardon, Regional Director at 456-1203 or ereardon@ arthritis.org orwww.arthritis.org. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. Local Author Book Signing CAPITAL REGION - Local author Wayne Brott will be signing his family/children’s book - SHOES at various locations locally in the upcoming weeks. SHOES is a heart-warming book that would be a great gift for parents, grandparents and children. Monday, October 14, 1-4pm. Barnes & Noble, Saratoga. Indoor Craft/Garage Sale Vendors Wanted SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga-Wilton Elks Ladies Seeking Tax Assistance Volunteers CAPITAL REGION - TaxAide, the free income tax assistance program sponsored by AARP Foundation and the IRS, is Bulletin Board seeking volunteers for the coming tax season. TaxAide volunteers answer questions and prepare and file returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from February 1 to April 15 at sites in the Capitol District. Volunteers typically participate one day per week, with flexible schedules to accommodate volunteer availability. Volunteers may be reimbursed for a moderate level of necessary travel expenses. No experience is required, but computer experience is helpful. Training will be provided in November and December. For further information, visit www.aarp. org/taxaide or call Wally Decker at 518-373-1076. Church-in the Kitchenette. 175 Fifth Avenue (Exit 14 Northway) corner Henning Road Local contacts: John 605-3090 Helena 584-8190 www.foodaddicts.org Saratoga County Interested In Opening Your Home To An International Student? CAPITAL REGION - The International Center is seeking local host families for high school foreign exchange students from Eurasia for the 2013-14 academic year. Host families can include single parents, retirees, empty nesters, individuals, domestic partners, couples with no children, or parents with young or teenage children. Hosts need only to provide a bed, a quiet place to study, meals, and transportation to/from school activities. For information on this U.S. Department of State sponsored opportunity, call the International Center of the Capital Region at 518-588-8947 or email CLeising@ICCRAlbany.org. Create a bond that spans the globe and lasts for generations! First Night Saratoga Volunteers Needed SARATOGA SPRINGS - First Night would not be possible without the help of all our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. It’s never too early to get everyone thinking about this fun-filled evening! We are again seeking volunteers this year to serve as hosts and hostesses in one of over 30 venues, for a chosen 3-hour shift between the hours of 6 PM and 11:40 PM. New volunteers are required to attend a one hour training session on one evening in December. All volunteers receive a free First Night Saratoga admission button, a First Night poster and a gourmet snack provided by a local catering company. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, about volunteering for Saratoga First Night, please call 518-584-4132 ext 205. Who’s At Risk? Caregive Distress SARATOGA COUNTY - Self-Assessment Tool Helps Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties -Area Families Avoid the Dangers of Caregiver Distress. Nearly one-third of adults living in Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression and various other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress, a potentially dangerous condition brought on by the pressures of caring for a senior loved one. In response to this growing issue, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office has launched a public awareness campaign – Family Caregiver Stress Relief at FamilyCaregiverStressRelief.com – to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate. For more information about the services of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties call 518 580-1042 or visit www.homeinstead. com/341. Saratoga 912 Project Meeting BALLSTON SPA - Do you feel alone or abandoned about the state our Country is in? Please join like-minded and concerned people on the second and forth Wednesdays of every month. We are urging citizens to get involved in the Local Grassroots Organizations in your area and help get our nation back on the right tract that America was built on. Please Join Us And Feel Free To Bring A Friend With You. Meeting At The D-Line Pub 6:30pm to 8:00pm D-Line Pub, 15 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa. We meet in the Back Room please consider having a bite to eat as the D-Line Pub lets us use the room at no charge. You can also check us out on Face book - www.facebook.com/ Saratoga912Project or at http://www.meetup.com/saratoga9-12/events/129026322 . Thank you and we look forward to meeting you. God bless us all. Volunteers Needed SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in NEED of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Current areas in immediate need are: SARATOGA, MOREAU/ SOUTH GLENS FALLS, STILLWATER, & CHARLTON. Nutritious meals are prepared, packed and ready for transport Monday-Friday at about 10:30. Delivery takes about one to one and a half hours. Please call Billie Jo or Denise at The Office for the Aging- 363-4020 or 884-4100 for details. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous SARATOGA SPRINGS - Are You Having Trouble Controlling The Way You Eat? Are you underweight? Overweight? Obsessed with food, weight, dieting? You are not alone. Today, there is a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) No Dues, No Fees, No Weigh-ins. Weekly Meeting at Saratoga Springs, Monday 7 P.M. United Methodist Caregivers - Your Help is Needed! SARATOGA SPRINGS - We want to be on your Schedule!!! Summer will soon be here and so will summer vacations… Bulletin Board Just 4 hours a week of your time and talents will assist us in providing care and comfort to the terminally ill at Mary’s Haven, a program of Catholic Charities, located in Saratoga Springs.Initial and ongoing training will be provided. Volunteers are the heart of this program, providing 24 hour a day care under the direction of the Program Director. Please add Mary’s haven to your Volunteer Schedule! For more information please contact: Anne or Robin at Mary’s Haven (518) 584-9397. Saratoga County Recently Retired And Looking for Meaningful Volunteer Work? SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are a recently retired woman looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently looking for mentors in the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. Immediate needs are to support girls in Hudson Falls, South Glens Fall, Glens Falls and Ballston Spa school districts. If you have time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and would like to have a positive impact on a girl in your community, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance.com. Recycling Fundraiser to Benefit New Playground SARATOGA SPRINGS – Recycling fundraiser helps raise money towards a much-needed new playground at Geyser Road Elementary in Saratoga Springs. Students/members of Daisy troop #3134 have been earning free cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash. Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business FREE prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to the Daisy’s, businesses help them earn the money they need. Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, MP3 players and laptops at the following locations: Geyser Elementary Lobby or call us and we will pick them up. There is no end date on this fundraiser, so keep us in mind throughout the year. To learn more about supporting Daisy Troop #3134, please call Celena Yourdon at 518-587-4511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www. FundingFactory.com, or call, toll-free: 1.888.883.8237. (A) I Am I Can Accepting New Students SARATOGA REGION – I Am I Can, a local non-profit mentoring organization, is accepting applications from girls in High School who feel they would benefit from a relationship with a female professional on a weekly basis. Mentors provide support and guidance in a variety of areas depending on the needs of the student. This program is designed to help girls achieve their personal and educational goals. I Am I Can focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. The program is designed to “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently open to girls in grades 9-12 the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. To learn more about this exciting program, please contact Board Member and Founder, Avon Scherff at 688-3010 x102, or email to Avon@scherffinsurance.com. Visit the website at www.iamicanachieve.com (A) H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue Spay/Neuter Clinic WILTON/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Julie Whipple, DVM, has joined H.O.P.E. as Veterinarian at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. The clinic is open the following days: Cat appointments – Mon. & Wed.; Dog appointments – Thurs. Occasional Sunday appointments. H.O.P.E’s program is available to lower income individuals and families who qualify based on participation in public assistance programs or meet income limits. We offer our program for bully breed dogs, stray and feral cats, and rescue/shelter organizations. Location: 4255 Route 50, Wilton, NY (Saratoga Springs, NY). Contact: 518.248.0355. Vaccinations are provided as a part of our spay-neuter program only. http://www.hopeanimalrescue.org/ (A) A New Face for I am I can! SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is excited to announce the re-launch of our website, www.iamicanachieve.org and our new logo! Please check out our site to see the new logo and to learn more about our organization, mission, how to get involved, our latest events and more! I am I Bulletin Board can selectively partners mentors and high school girls who enrich each other’s lives, learn from one another, and by doing so enhance the quality of life in our community. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 that provides encouragement, direction, and guidance to young women in grades 9-12. If you would like to learn more about I am I can, please visit our site (www.iamicanachieve.org) or contact our founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102. trian Program, a 501 (c) 3 not for profit and totally volunteer organization, is open for registration for the 2013 season. Children and adults ages 2 and up with special needs may apply. There are limited open spots in the program as STEP fills up quickly. For registration information please call 518 374.5116 or email email@example.com or visit our website www.stepup-nfec.org (P) Saratoga County NYS Free & Low-Cost Health Insurance SARATOGA REGION – New York State offers free and low-cost health insurance for children, teens and adults through: Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid. Free screening and enrollment services are available by calling toll free 1-888-242-1418. Please call our caring, professional staff for more information! We have 27 enrollment sites throughout the following counties: Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Washington Counties. (P) Simplifying Lives Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Simplifying Lives for a cause is the Capital District’s only non-profit organization dedicated to providing free house cleaning and organizational services for people undergoing cancer treatment. Simplifying Lives is looking for volunteers, business partners for the discounted referral service, corporate sponsors, and donations. For further information or to donate, please contact Simplifying Lives for a cause at (518) 935-5822, or visit their website at www.simplifyinglives.org. (A) Revival SARATOGA SPRINGS – God is bringing His Church back to life! Come to Living Waters Church of God Wednesday Prayer from noon-6pm & 6:30pm. 4330 Route 50, Saratoga Springs. For additional information, call 518.587.0484 or visit online at www.LW-COG.com (A) Red Cross Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Volunteers are needed in all areas of service from helping in local disasters to answering phones in the office. The Red cross meet many needs in the area, families that have been displaced by a fire, flood or other disaster; collecting blood to save lives of people in need to sustaining a quality filled life; and teaching CPR and First Aid Classes. For more information about Red Cross volunteer opportunities, contact Laura at 792-6545. (A) Donation-based Yoga Class SARATOGA SPRINGS – Donation-based Yoga Class, “Yoga For the Unenlightened” is now on-going and meeting Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue at Henning Road. This popular beginning yoga course has now been offered a permanent time slot. Join our warm and friendly group as we explore the basic poses (asanas), meditations and breathing exercises of this centuries-old traditional exercise. All levels welcomed, $10 suggested donation. (A) After School Program Seeks Volunteers SARATOGA SPRINGS – Salvation Army’s “The Center” After School Program is helping community youth and looking for volunteers to provide homework help and help with various character education activities. There are hours available from 4pm-6pm, from Monday-Wednesday. Please contact Captain Boone at 518.584.1640 or email Captain Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org. (A) FCC Seeks Donations for Food Pantry SARATOGA SPRINGS – Calling All Franklin Community Center Supporters: Our Food Pantry Needs Your Help! We are in-need of food as soon as possible. Every little bit stocks our shelves and helps us feed local families. Please read the list of items below, and if you have the means, donations may be dropped off at our office located at 10 Franklin Street, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm. Items needed include: tuna, hearty/chunky soups, instant mashed potatoes, cereal/instant oatmeal, rice, noodle side dishes, spaghetti sauce, ramen noodles, pork-n-beans, peanut butter and jelly, Chef Boyardee/Spaghetti-O products. We are also very low on snacks for Project Lift, our free, after-school prevention program. Gently used, in season clothing, small household goods and toys may be donated Tuesdays from 9am-1pm at our distribution center, 101 STEP Volunteers Needed CAPITAL REGION - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 ( c ) 3 not -for –profit organization, is seeking Volunteer Poop Pickers, Sidewalkers, Horse Leaders, Paper Jockeys, And Wranglers to care for its program horses, provide help with lessons for special needs children & adults, fix and repair the facility and promote fundraising. Horse is experience is not needed but a plus. A caring heart and a love of Children & Horses is a must! Call (518) 374.5116 or email email@example.com STEP Open Registration 2013 CAPITAL REGION – STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Eques- Bulletin Board Washington Street. Also, Cudney’s will take your in-season clothing on the first Saturday of each month. (A) Please go to www.wwme.org for contact information and weekend dates. (A) Saratoga County Organization Seeks Board Members CAPITAL REGION – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness organization is looking for Board Members. Joseph Michael Kolarcik Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides financial assistance to families of stillborn and unexpected infant loss. Please come join us and help make a difference. Contact Cynthia at 518-878-9000 or visit online at www.jmkf.org. JMKF breaking the silence and remembering our Angels. (A) Community Bingo SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge offers BINGO to the public every Monday. Doors open at 4pm; games begin at 7pm. Sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers and weekly specials available from 5pm. Come spend an evening and play our 17 regular games, 2 coverall specials, 2 different bell jar games. The Lodge is located at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs; 584-2585. (A) Saratoga Turf Talkers Toastmasters SARATOGA – Join us at the next meeting of the Saratoga Turf Talkers Toastmasters Club. We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 12:30-1:30pm. Meetings are held at Longfellow’s Hotel and Conference Center, 500 Union Ave. Saratoga Springs. Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning environment designed to help you become a better public speaker and business communicator. (A) Treasures Consignment Boutique & Thrift Shop SARATOGA SPRINGS – Smart shopping and fabulous merchandise! Open: Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm. Located at 60 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, 518-580-4200. Support the Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild with every purchase. Donations of in season items accepted during regular business hours until 5pm. (A) TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) GANSVOORT – TOPS meets every Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church of Wilton, 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. Weigh in at 6pm; Meeting at 6:30pm. (A) Wanted: Metals for Fundraising Project SCHUYLERVILLE – The American Legion is seeking metals – steel, aluminum, copper, etc. A container for recycling metals is located in the parking lot of the American Legion at 6 Clancy St., Schuylerville. Your support in this fundraising project is greatly appreciated. (A) Gavin Park After School Program WILTON/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Need after school care for your student? Registration for Wilton Recreation’s NY State Licensed After School Program is underway. Busing is available directly from ALL elementary schools in the Saratoga Springs City School District. (Parents must make arrangements through the Saratoga Schools Bus Garage.) After School Program fees are payable in five installments; the first installment is due upon registration. Gavin Park is located at 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton. For more information, please contact the park office at (518) 584-9455. For more details, please visit www.townofwilton.com (A) Stars for Our Troops CAPITAL REGION – Stars for our Troops is a grassroots organization that is growing fast across the USA. We take retired American Flags with embroidered 2 inch Stars, remove the Stars, put the Star in a pouch with a statement the reads: “I am part of our American flag that has flown over a home in the U.S.A. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder that You are not forgotten.” The Stars are given freely to any soldier or veteran that we meet, or are mailed to them. Stars are given to Veteran Homeless Shelters so those Veterans know that we respect them and they are not forgotten. Stars are given to our Wounded Warriors as a Thank You for what they have endured. Stars are given to our Veterans in Nursing Homes and Veteran Hospitals. Volunteers are needed to help create these Stars. Families and friends need to contact us so we can share the Stars with their loved ones. Donations are gratefully accepted to help deter the costs of supplies and postage. More information can be found at www. StarsForOurTroops.org or contacting Stars4ourTroops@ aol.com. (A) Saratoga Arts Needs Volunteers SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Arts needs volunteers in various capacities. To find out more you can access the application from our website www.saratoga-arts.org/opportunities or stop by The Arts Center to pick one up at 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The mission of Saratoga Arts is to enrich the region by cultivating a vibrant arts community and by ensuring that the arts are accessible to all. (A) Marriage Encounter Weekend CAPITAL REGION – For couples who desire to put the spark and romance back into their marriage, improve their communication, revitalize their relationship and get away for a weekend. Held at a local motel. Reservations required.