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Bulletin Board Simplifying Lives Needs Volunteers

Keveny Memorial Academy Reunion

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. (P)

COHOES – The Rotary Club of Cohoes presents a Keveny Memorial Academy Reunion Cocktail Party for all graduating years on Friday, November 23, from 6:309:30pm at The Century House Hotel & Restaurant, Rt. 9 in Latham. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a chocolate fountain, a D.J., dancing, raffles, conversation and a full cash bar. Tickets are $10 in advance if purchased from a Cohoes Rotarian or $15 at the door. For further information send a message to KevenyReunion@rotaryclubofcohoes.org. All proceeds from ticket sales go to support the community of Cohoes through donations to the Cohoes Community Center, the Cohoes Senior Center, the Cohoes Library, the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes Schools, etc. In conjunction with the reunion, the Cohoes Rotary annual Christmas ornament sale is in full swing. This year’s ornament depicts Keveny Memorial Academy. In addition to ornaments this year the club is also selling coffee mugs featuring the image of Keveny. For additional information on how to purchase these items go to www.rotaryclubofcohoes.org. (P)

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast COHOES – The Cohoes Knights of Columbus will hold their monthly all-you-can-eat Buffet Breakfast from 8:30-11:30am on Sunday, November 18, at 255 Remsen St., Cohoes. Cost: $7; Children five and younger: Free. (P)

Veteran Strategies for College Success CAPITAL REGION – Excelsior College’s Center for Military Education will host a Free online webinar for veterans covering time management strategies, mentorship programs, and how to ease the transition back to school by helping you understand your own learning style on Wednesday, November 28, from 7-8pm. Excelsior’s Judy Reed, director of veteran services and adjunct faculty member, and Shawn George, president of Marist College’s student veterans organization will discuss their college mentorship programs and respective veterans’ centers. To Register: http:// ecveteran.eventbrite.com (P)

Holiday Breakfast LATHAM – Knights of Columbus located at 328 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham, will host an all-you-caneat Holiday Breakfast on Sunday, December 9 from 8:30-noon. Menu includes: juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate, fruit cup, scrambled eggs, pancakes and hot syrup, French toast, home fries, corned beef hash, bacon and sausage, cereal and banana, assorted breads and Danish, and an omelet station. All you can eat for only $8; children ages 5-10: $4; Children under age 5: Free. Best deal in town! Free Christmas gift while they last. For more information, call 783-0572. (P)

37th Annual Craft Marketplace CAPITAL REGION – On Saturday, November 24 the Saratoga City Center will host over 115 artisans with an array of unique handmade products perfect for holiday gifts. A raffle and celebrity auction will enhance the festivities. Auction items include NYC Ballet autographed items, Beach Boys signatures, Saratoga Jockey Autograph Book, US Tennis Open Champions’ autographs and more. Tickets to the event are $4 and include special Saratoga downtown discounts. Shop from 10am-4:30pm. All proceeds from the show benefit The Saratoga Center for the Family’s mission to prevent and treat child abuse, neglect and trauma in our community. Enrich your holiday shopping with a visit to our marketplace while you strengthen families in Saratoga County. For more information on the show, please visit www.saratogacraft.org or call 518-587-7244. (P)

AARP Chapter 2873 to Meet COLONIE – Colonie AARP Chapter 2873 will meet at 1pm on Monday, November 19, at William K. Sanford Town Library. Guest speaker will be Albany County Legislator Peter Crouse who will be speaking on topics of local interest such as the Albany County Nurs-


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Bulletin Board ing Home and Albany County budget. The Chapter’s holiday luncheon will be held on Tuesday December18 at Crossgates Restaurant. Donations of children’s mittens, hats and scarves and Toys for Tots will be collected. (P)

toga Center for the Family in its effort to prevent child abuse and neglect. The artisans are the epitome of small business at its best. Celebrate “Small Business Saturday” and support a worthy cause while you shop for that unique special Christmas gift in Saratoga Springs. (P)

It’s a Wonderful Life RENSSELAER – Come see Rensselaer High School’s Drama Club Dessert Theatre production of the Christmas classic for the entire family called “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Saturday, December 1 at 7pm and Sunday, December 2 at 2pm in the Rensselaer City School District auditorium, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive. Tickets are $5. Refreshments are available. For information contact 436-8561. (P)

37th Annual Craft Marketplace CAPITAL REGION – On Saturday, November 24 the Saratoga City Center will host over 115 artisans with an array of unique handmade products perfect for holiday gifts. A raffle and celebrity auction will enhance the festivities. Auction items include NYC Ballet autographed items, Beach Boys signatures, Saratoga Jockey Autograph Book, US Tennis Open Champions’ autographs and more. Tickets to the event are $4 and include special Saratoga downtown discounts. Shop from 10am-4:30pm. All proceeds from the show benefit The Saratoga Center for the Family’s mission to prevent and treat child abuse, neglect and trauma in our community. Enrich your holiday shopping with a visit to our marketplace while you strengthen families in Saratoga County. For more information on the show, please visit www.saratogacraft.org or call 518-587-7244. (P)

“Small Business Saturday” CAPITAL REGION – “Small Business Saturday” will be hosted in Saratoga Springs by the 37th Annual Saratoga Craft Marketplace to be held at the Saratoga City Center on Sat., November 24. Admission tickets to the Craft Marketplace can be used to obtain specials from participating Downtown Saratoga Small Businesses. Discount coupons for admission to the show can be obtained at participating Downtown Saratoga Small Business merchants and on www. saratogacraft.org. Attendance at the Craft Marketplace exceeds 3,000 and all profits benefit the Sara-

Understanding the Genesis MENANDS – Understanding the Genesis: Concrete Evidence of the Creation of the World. The Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, Inc. Presents Free public lectures explaining uncommon facts about the Creator and the creation. In these lectures we show how this pattern operates throughout the Bible and the creation, even how your body is made by this pattern. Lectures are held every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30-9:30pm and Sundays from 11am1pm at 100 Broadway / Mid City Plaza / Menands. (P)

Hamagrael Handcrafted Craft Fair DELMAR – Hamagrael Handcrafted Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, December 1, from 10am-4pm at Hamagrael Elementary School, 1 McGuffey Lane, Delmar. Free admission. This annual Delmar Craft Fair will feature over 80 vendors offering a wide variety of crafts. Lunch is available for purchase. A Bucket Auction featuring vendor items will take place during the fair. Winners need not be present to win. For more information contact: Mandy Fallon 478-9548 or Kim Lawlor 439-9931. (P)

Fresh Air Fund to Hold Information Booth ALBANY – On Saturday, November 17, from 10am5pm, Fresh Air Fund volunteer leaders and hosts will be onsite at the Vegetarian Expo held at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. They will talk to perspective host families about their own experiences hosting a New York City child through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program and answer any questions about hosting for next summer. The Fresh Air Fund is an independent, not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Each summer, over 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural, suburban and small town communities


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Bulletin Board across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. (P)

Ham Dinner NEWTONVILLE – The Newtonville United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Maxwell Rd. & Rt. 9 near Siena College, will hold a Ham Dinner on Saturday, November 17. Event will also feature a Bake Sale and Christmas Gift Items. The sale will be held from 4-7pm and the dinner from 4:30-6:30pm. Cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 12. Come join us for some fellowship, a delicious meal and some Christmas shopping! For information, call Jeanne at 785-5920. (P)

Boy Scout Troop 162 to Hold Spaghetti Dinner LATHAM – Boy Scout Troop 162 will hold a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, November 30, from 5-7pm at the Latham Knights of Columbus, 328 Troy-Schenectady Road. Adults: $8; Kids (5 - 10): $4. Take-out or eat-in. Tickets sold in advance or at the door. (P)

Christmas Bazaar ALBANY – The German American Club of Albany will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 17 from 10am-3pm at 32 Cherry Street (off Fuller Road) in Colonie. We will have new and slightly used Christmas items and other goodies for sale, as well as an assortment of homemade cookies & cakes. For more information call 874-1658 or 477-5485. (P)

“Go to the Theatre” Benefit for Spina Bifida Assoc. ALBANY – The Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York (SBANENY) will hold a benefit at Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, on Thurs., November 29. Doors open 6pm; curtain time 7:30pm. The event includes a performance of “This Wonderful Life,” appetizers & desserts, a great silent auction, and a wine pull. For more information, please contact our office at 518-399-9151 or admin@sbaneny.org. Get an early start on your holiday shopping at our silent auction! (P)

Trout Unlimited November Meeting ALBANY – Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its November meeting on the 19th at 7:30pm at its New Location at the Albany Ramada Plaza Hotel, 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext., Albany. Guest speaker will be Heath Clayson, with a presentation on fishing the northern parts of Yellowstone National Park. The guest fly tier will be Scott Parker starting at 6:30pm and be sure to take part in the monthly fly swap. Our upcoming December meeting will be a Fly-Tiers round-table and Holiday Celebration. If you are interested in participating as a tier next month, or any of the general meetings, please call Glenn Kuhles at 518-869-0817. For more details, directions, and info on upcoming events please visit www.clearwatertu.org. Admission to our meetings is free and public is always invited. (P)

Leeches & Laudanum, Medicine in 18th Century New York LOUDONVILLE – The Historical Society of the Town of Colonie cordially invites you to a special presentation by Stuart W. Lehman, Leeches & Laudanum, Medicine in 18th Century New York on Sunday, November 18, at 2pm. The talk will take place at the Town of Colonie Library, 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville. Admission is free. Bloodletting and purges were standard treatments in 18th Century Medicine. Operations were performed without benefit of anesthesia or sterilized equipment. However many remedies available in Colonial New York did help and some are still used today. Join Museum Educator and Re-enactor Stuart W. Lehman for an exploration of the art and science of Medicine as it was practiced during the American Revolution. For further information call Kevin Franklin at 782-2601. (P)

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