Bulletin Board CHAMBER OF SOUTHERN SARATOGA WOMEN IN BUSINESS COMMITTEE CONTINUES CHARITABLE EFFORTS WITH BASKETS OF HOPE PROGRAM TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SARATOGA COUNTY - Members of The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Women in Business Committee members gathered on February 8th to complete their New Beginnings Baskets Assembly- part of the committee’s signature charitable program Baskets of Hope. This program, started in 2007, benefits women and children being served by Wellspring (formerly known as Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga). Throughout the year, members of the Chamber and community drop off donations of women’s personal care items, household essentials, backpacks and school supplies to the Chamber Offices in Clifton Park. Every quarter of the year, committee members meet and assemble the donated items, either laundry baskets with household supplies, gift bags with women’s essentials care items or backpacks filled with school supplies. All donations are then delivered to Wellspring for distribution to Saratoga county victims of domestic violence. For more information on the Baskets of Hope program, contact Liz Roggenbuck at 371-7748 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE (YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP CAPITAL DISTRICT - The February meeting of the YOPD Support Group is scheduled Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, New York. Program: Mary Piel, Occupational Therapist, is the guest speaker. There is networking and no admission charge. Patients and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more about Parkinson’s disease. For further information regarding the YOPD, contact: 518-371-0448, after 3:00 p.m.
MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART INAUGURAL FOUNDER’S DAY DINNER CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), Empire State Chapter 446 is hosting its Inaugural Founder’s Day Dinner at The Glen Sanders Mansion on February 19, 2017. The MOPH is a little known but unique veteran organization as its members are comprised of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat and gold star family members. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans, their families, as well as the community with a myriad of nation-wide programs, awards, and
scholarships. Along with this being a Patriot recognition dinner, various local politicians have been invited who spearheaded the Purple Heart Community/Trail in the Capital District. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara was eager to accept our invitation and others are expected to attend. The Governor was invited and will hopefully make an appearance. Chapter Commander Scott Kyle and Adjutant Tommy Prasenski have worked tirelessly but diligently to bring the organization to a fully functional non-profit, intent on educating the public to the triumphs and pains of our nation’s Purple Heart recipients. The Founder’s Day Dinner is testament of the hard work of the Chapter. With such a duration between conflicts, the organization couldn’t grow because membership can only increase due to combat operations. As the younger generation accepts leadership roles, the MOPH is trying to gain momentum to increase awareness of the sacrifices made by Purple Heart recipients of all generations. The Founder’s Day Dinner is set to become a yearly event in conjunction with George Washington’s birthday to honor our veterans recognize community members and supporters, and to serve as a reminder to all that freedom is not free. www.purpleheartalbany.org - tommy. email@example.com
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET COHOES - The Cohoes Knights of Columbus will have there All you can eat Breakfast Buffet, Sunday, February 19th at 255 Remsen St., Cohoes from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. We have an omlet station and hash Adults are $8.00 and children under five are free.
BLOOD DRIVE ALBANY - Texas Roadhouse, 105 Wolf Rd., Albany. Thursday, February 23rd. 11:30am-3:00pm. Give Blood. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Complimentary soft drinks and hot rolls & butter will be available after donation. All presenting donors will receive a Free Appetizer Coupon. For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code TexasRoadhouseAlb or Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). redcrossblood.org | download the Blood Donor App.
USO-STYLED SHOW SET FOR MILITARY MUSEUM SARATOGA COUNTY - Saturday, 25 February 2017. The Friends of the NYS Military Museum in Saratoga Springs is holding a USO-themed fund raising extravaganza in a repeat of past programs that delighted hundreds of guests. The event supports the ongoing mission of the Military Museum to preserve and present New York State’s military heritage by raising needed funds to create new exhibits and maintain and improve others. The show will feature a special live performance from the superb Amer-
Bulletin Board ican Bombshells from NYC as they re-create the look and sound of the kinds of shows that helped lift troop morale during the 50’s and 60’s. The program kicks off at 1 p.m. and runs to 4 p.m. and includes refreshments similar to those served at USO “Cantinas”. Advance tickets are $30 and $35 at the door. Active military rate is $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Gift Shop or on line at www.friendsofthenysmilitarymuseum.com For more information, contact the Friends of the NYS Military Museum at 518-226-0490 or visit our website at www. friendsofthenysmilitarymuseum.com.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION 2017 EVENTS CAPITAL DISTRICT - • CF Climb, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Corning Tower in Albany. Climb 42 floors, 809 steps as an individual, first responder or part of a fourperson relay team. For more information visit: fightcf.cff. org/albanyclimb • CF Cycle for Life, Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Saratoga Springs. Enjoy a 17, 32 or 62 mile ride through some of the most scenic terrain in Saratoga County. http://fightcf.cff.org/saratogasprings • Albany Great Strides, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Crossings Park of Colonie – South Pavilion. Great Strides is a fun-filled event where you can walk with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to support the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. For more information visit: www. cff.org/greatstrides • Fonda Great Strides, Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Fonda-Fultonville Central School. Great Strides is a fun-filled event where you can walk with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to support the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. For more information visit: www.cff.org/greatstrides • Glens Falls Great Strides, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Crandall Park. Great Strides is a fun-filled event where you can walk with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to support the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. For more information visit: www. cff.org/greatstrides • Grafton Great Strides, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Grafton Lake State Park. Great Strides is a fun-filled event where you can walk with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to support the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. For more information visit: www. cff.org/greatstrides
FOSTER PARENT MEETING SARATOGA COUNTY - A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on February 27, 2017 at 4:00pm at the Services Building, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Saratoga County is in need of foster homes for schoolaged children and teenagers. The next certification class will begin on March 23, 2017. Please contact Kari Carroll or Stacey McVaigh at (518) 884-4157 for more information.
JEWISH WOMENS CIRCLE BASKETS OF JOY CLIFTON PARK - The Jewish Women’s circle will host “Baskets of Joy” at 7pm on Tuesday, February 28th at 495 Moe Rd. Attendees will create gift baskets filled with treats for Purim day to share with those in need. In addition, they will explore the theme: “Joy Breaks all Boundaries”, sip some wine & enjoy delicious Purim snacks. Hostesses for the evening are Layne Zagorski and Tammie Freund. Suggested donation is $10. As all Chabad activities, JWC is open to all Jewish women; no affiliation or membership necessary. To RSVP, for more info or to receive the Clifton Park Jewish Women’s Circle calendar magnet, contact Leah Rubin at 495-0779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LENTEN LUNCHES AT FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH REXFORD - Each Wednesday from March 1 – April 12 at 12:00-1:00pm, Faith Baptist Church is hosting seven Lenten Lunches at 11 Glenridge Road in Rexford. The public is encouraged to attend. Come hear a special speaker each week. A $7 donation is suggested. People with special dietary needs are welcome to bring their lunch and join us. Reservations must be made by Sunday of the week you plan to attend by calling the church office at 399-2220 (reservation line #3) or by emailing email@example.com. If Shenendehowa Central Schools are closed due to weather, the luncheon will be cancelled as well.
CORNED BEEF OR HAM DINNER COHOES - Holy Trinity Parish Center, 1 St. Marie Lane, Cohoes. Saturday, March 4, 5 PM and 6 PM. Adults $12. Children (6-12) $7. Children 5 and under Free. Reservations by February 28. Take-out available with reservations 518-237-2373
TWO COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS OF $1,000 EACH CLIFTON PARK - The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library has a Community Scholarship, which was established to assist deserving students in realizing their educational dreams. The Friends will be awarding two scholarships of $1,000 each to students who will attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Scholarship recipients must be Shenendehowa High School students and/or residents of the Library tax district who attend another public or private high school or are home schooled. Applications are available from: The Welcome Desk at the Library, Shenendehowa High School East Counseling Center, or The FOL website at friendsofcphlibrary.org . Please note that applications MUST be received in the library by library closing on March 3, 2017, and MAY NOT be faxed or transmitted
Bulletin Board electronically. For more information, please contact Mary Duclos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CAPITAL DISTRICT- Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS), Music Director William Jon Gray, will hold its annual vocal scholarship competition for current High School seniors in the Capital Region. A scholarship and an opportunity to sing in a BHOS concert will be awarded to the top two competitors. Applicants need not plan a career in music, but the cash prize is intended to facilitate the continued study of singing. This year auditions will be held on Saturday, March 4 at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Details and applications can be found at www.bhos.us/ award
PENNY SOCIAL COHOES - St. Michael’s Church, Page Ave. in Cohoes will be hosting their Annual Penny Social on Sunday, March 5th. Doors open at 11:30am with games starting at 2;00pm. Admission is free. There will be food, desserts and beverages available. The church hall is handicapped accessible. Come and have a fun afternoon. For further information, please call Maria at 782-1203 or Michelle at 235-3292.
SHENENDEHOWA ROTARY 10TH ANNUAL CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER CLIFTON PARK - Shenendehowa Rotary announces its 10th Annual Chicken & Biscuit Dinner on Sunday March 5th at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Proceeds will benefit the FIRST Robotics Team 20, The Rocketeers, whose mission is to strive to inspire students to pursue science, engineering and technology in and out of school. Adult dinners are $10, seniors $8 and children 10 and under are $6. Dinners are provided by Giffy’s Bar-B-Catering and Power’s Inn & Pub and include homemade chicken, vegetables and gravy over buttermilk biscuits served with mashed potatoes, tossed salad, dessert and beverage. Take out is available. Tickets may be purchased from any Shenendehowa Rotary member, by contacting shenendehowa.rotary@gmail. com or by calling Alex Gutelius at 518-728-6613.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND CAPITAL DISTRICT - 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. The next weekend is March 10-12. Reservations required. www. albanyme.org Call 279-3243 for information.
COHOES KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS FISH DINNERS COHOES - The Cohoes Knight of Columbus will have there fish dinner On Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent at council hall 255 Remsen St from 4PM to 6:30 PM. The dates are Ash Wednesday 1st, Fridays March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, March 31st, April 7th, April 14th . Menu includes Fish Fry Dinner, Shrimp roll Dinner and Scallop Dinner with two choices French Fries, Coleslaw or Mac and Cheese $8.00.. Fish Fry, $5.00. Also available Manhatten clam chowder $3.00, onion rings $3.00 French Fries $2.50. Take out or local delivery is available from 3:30 to 4:30 237-4157.
ZITI DINNER HALFMOON - The Town of Halfmoon will be holding a Ziti Dinner on Friday, March 10th from 5:30-7:30. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Character Counts program. This program helps support Halfmoon families by providing summer camp scholarships. It also provides supplies for a wonderful holiday meal to local seniors and families. Tickets for this event can be reserved by following the link below or purchased in the Recreation Office during normal business hours. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Recreation Office at 371-7410 ext. 2272. Reservation link: https://goo.gl/ forms/uAmfJsXknttsCNEN2
TROOP 45 SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER CLIFTON PARK - Boy Scout Troop 45 is hosting an all-youcan-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner from 5-7:30PM on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church in Clifton Park. The church is located on Route 146 (two miles west of I87-Northway- Exit 9) directly across from the entrance to the Shenendehowa School District Campus. The dinner menu includes; spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. No reservations are required. Take out is available. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-10, children under 3 are free. There is a maximum family cost of $25. Proceeds benefit the Boy Scout Troop in the procurement of equipment and providing financial assistance to needy Scouts for summer camp and trips. For more information, please call 518-877-0236
DANCE FOR PAWS! CAPITAL DISTRICT - Music Revolution DJ Service Presents: Dance For Paws! An evening of awesome dance music and fun to benefit HAPPY CAT RESCUE (located in Altamont, NY) being held on March 11th, 2017 at Guan Ho Ha Gun Club, 1451 Rector Rd, Scotia 6:00-11:00pm. DOOR PRIZES ANNOUNCED EVERY HALF HOUR. RAFFLE PRIZES AND SILENT AUCTION TOO! Only a $5 donation at the door. A cash bar right next to the dance floor. So
Bulletin Board put on your boogie shoes and help raise money for Happy Cat Rescue! For more information check out our Happy Cat Rescue Facebook page.
ST. MARY’S SCHOOL BIG HEART GALA SARATOGA COUNTY - Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00 11:00 pm, at the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs, cocktails and fine dining by Longfellows Restaurant. Proceeds from the Big Heart Gala help the school fulfill its mission of providing children with a quality elementary education grounded in the teachings of Roman Catholicism. The Big Heart Gala is a fabulous evening of fine dining, music, dancing, live and silent auctions, raffles, and more! Tickets are available on the website at www.smsbspa.org.
EXPLORE NO. CA TREASURES & WINE COUNTRY, FALL 2017 CAPITAL DISTRICT - This 9-day tour from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2 includes San Francisco, Tuolumne & Yosemite National Park, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Santa Rosa & Sonoma, the Napa Valley Wine Train, and more. Price per person includes round-trip airfare and air taxes, hotel accommodations, airport-to-hotel transfers, motor coach, wine train, and 12 meals. Rates vary by number of people per room. Capital Region residents are encouraged to reserve before March 17; after that, this tour will be advertised nationwide. It sold out fast last year. For details, call Lisa at Plaza Travel (518) 785-3338 or email lisa@plazatravel. net. Sponsored by La Fédération franco-américaine du New York.
ANNUAL AUCTION CLIFTON PARK - Join Clifton Park Nursery School (Little Red Schoolhouse) for our annual auction on March 18, 2017 at The Vista at Van Patten Golf Club, from 4pm8pm. Enjoy delicious food and a cash bar while bidding in the silent and live auctions. Get great deals on Walt Disney World passes, overnights at local hotels, golf, birthday parties, restaurant gift cards, baskets, and much more while helping a local not-for-profit preschool. Tickets are $15 per person or $20 after March 1. Contact Diana at email@example.com or 518-369-7057 for tickets. Credit cards accepted.
TWO TOWNS-ONE BOOK INVITES ALL TO THE SIXTH ANNUAL BOOKS & LUNCH CLIFTON PARK - Saturday, March 18, 2017. Reservations are due March 10. Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Location: The Edison Club, 891 Riverview Road, Rexford. Two Towns-One Book invites all to the sixth annual Books & Lunch. This year’s theme, ‘Today’s Women in the Workforce,’ was inspired by author Echo Heron who wrote the
2017 community read choice: Noon at Tiffany’s. The book is an historical biographical novel about Clara Wolcott Driscoll, the hidden genius behind much of the stained glass art of Louis C. Tiffany. For most of her writing life, Echo Heron has “endeavored to champion remarkable women who unjustly go unrecognized simply because they are women.” Following live musical entertainment and a delicious lunch, a panel of women who work in careers typically chosen by men will discuss their career joys and challenges. Doors open at 11:30. Lunch choices are Sliced Sirloin of Beef, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Grilled Salmon with Herbed Garlic Sauce, and Eggplant Parmesan. The price is $25.00. Checks should be made payable to the Friends of the Library. Meal choice should be written on the check. Checks may be left at the Library Welcome Desk with “Two Towns-One Book, Books & Lunch” written on the envelope or mailed to the Friends of the Library, Attention: Books & Lunch, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Reservations are due by March 10. The event may be entered using the rear (golf) door at The Edison Club. Nominations for the 2018 Book are open until May 31, 2017, at the town halls, the CPH Library, and the TTOB website.
TEA WITH TIFFANY CLIFTON PARK - Monday, March 20, 2017; Time: 1 PM. Location: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The celebration of Two Towns-One Book 2017 Winning Book, Noon at Tiffany’s by Echo Heron invites everyone to join us for ‘Tea With Tiffany.’ Dr. James Kettlewell, Professor Emeritus at Skidmore College and former Curator of the Hyde Collection, will present the life of Louis Comfort Tiffany and the place of Tiffany Glass in the history of early modern art, mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Tea, provided by Divinitea, and cookies will be served following the free program. All are welcome. Registration is required and now open. Community members interested in volunteering for project activities or events should contact Linda Conklin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website, http://www.twotownsonebook.org for additional information.
LUNCHEON TO SUPPORT SHELTER ANIMALS SARATOGA COUNTY - Saturday April 1 Estherville Animal Shelter will be holding their annual luncheon. The Vista restaurant at the Van Patten Golf Club in Clifton Park is hosting the event.Doors open at 12:30. Price is $35 in advance by March 23 A buffet will be served including Salmon, beef tips, chicken, vegan options, salad, desserts, hot & cold beverages. We will have silent auction and raffle tables. Estherville is a no kill privately owned shelter located in Saratoga County. Mail checks payable to Estherville to Barb Kerker. 1556 Division St., Charlton, NY. Any questions email kerkerb@ yahoo.com
Bulletin Board AARP TAXAIDE SERVICES CAPITAL DISTRICT - The AARP TaxAide program will be providing free tax preparation services for low and moderate income residents in Saratoga, Washington and Warren Counties. The AARP TaxAide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service-IRS. AARP TaxAide counselors are volunteers who are trained in state and federal tax regulations, and are certified by the IRS to provide tax preparation services. Tax preparation services will be available through April 15. To find the location nearest you, go to www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp. Then call the listed phone number to schedule an appointment. If you do not have access to the internet, call 1-888-227-7669 for assistance.
TWO TOWNS-ONE BOOK QUEENS BUS TRIP CLIFTON PARK - Saturday, April 8, 2017. Time: Depart 7:30 AM; Return about 10 PM. Location: Depart from Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Explore themes of the Two Towns-One Book 2017 choice, Noon at Tiffany’s by Echo Heron, with a day in Queens, NYC. We will begin with a tour of the Queens Museum focusing on two exhibits: “A Passion for Tiffany Lamps” and “World’s Fair Visible Storage”— a collection of memorabilia from the 1964-65 NY Worlds Fair. In the afternoon we will take a 30-minute walk (weather permitting) to the Queens Botanical Garden, which will be awash with spring blooms. The bus will be available to transport those who prefer to ride. Lunch is on your own. The museum has a cafe and there are numerous restaurants of all types in the neighborhood. Queens is the most ethnically diverse county in the USA! The bus will depart from the library parking lot at 7:30 am. Departure from Queens will be no later than 6 pm. The cost for the trip is $65 for FOL members and $70 for non members which includes bus transportation and all admissions. To make a reservation or for more information please contact Rhona Koretzky at busplus1@gmail. com or 518-505-1303.
B.E.S.T. SEEKS DONATIONS SARATOGA COUNTY - B.E.S.T. a non profit at the Saratoga Race Track will open on April 15, 2017. The race track opens for training of the horses at this time. We would like to obtain donations such as shoes. boots. clothes, bedding and toiletries. As workers arrive they have little of the mentioned items. We also have a need of volunteers. Spanish speakers would be helpful but not necessary to volunteer. We need drivers to take workers to Medical and Dental appointments. We also host special events during the racing season. Come volunteer with us. You will gain much incite to what makes Racing in Saratoga great. Inquire at email@example.com further information.
SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM NY INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW BUS TRIP CAPITAL DISTRICT - Monday, April 17, 2017. Please join us for our 4th annual bus trip to NYC for the NY International Auto Show, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Transportation will be provided by Upstate Transportation of Saratoga. Reserve your tickets today MEMBER TICKET $75; NON MEMBER TICKET $85. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 518.587.1935.
SAGE GATORS’ SPRING BREAK BASKETBALL CAMP FOR BOYS CAPITAL DISTRICT - April 17-21. Ages 7-15. Register online at Sagegators.com. Please contact Brian Barnes at 518-292-1969 or by email email@example.com for more information. Free early drop off and late pick up available.
ANIMAL PROTECTIVE FOUNDATION TAILS BY TWILIGHT – PHANTOM OF THE PAWPERA SCOTIA - The Animal Protective Foundation invites you to join us at our signature event, Tails by Twilight – Phantom of the Pawpera on Friday, April 21, 2017 5:30-10pm at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. The event will be emceed by Liz Bishop and Steve Caporizzo and includes a silent auction, live auction, dinner and dancing! Please contact Colleen Keating at 518-374-3944 Ext 122 for more information. We thank you in advance for your commitment to helping the thousands of animals that come through our shelter doors each year.
DU VIN ET DU PAIN EN CAMPAGNE! CAPITAL DISTRICT - Dine with wine in the countryside! Enjoy a wonderful dinner for a worthy cause at Amorici Farm Winery, 637 Colonel Birch Road, Valley Falls, NY, on Saturday, April 29, at 6:30 pm. $60 per person. Proceeds will help support the awards to area students studying French, given annually by La Fédération franco-américaine du New York. The buffet dinner includes one glass of wine, French bread, salad, Coq au vin, Beef Bourguignon, Quiche with seasonal vegetables, Haricots verts (green beans), Scalloped potatoes, Fresh fruit for dessert, Coffee & tea. (Additional wine available for purchase.) Reserve now; only 34 tickets are available. Make check payable to FeFANY and send to FeFANY, PO Box 354, Cohoes, NY, 12047. Call Yvette with questions (518) 272-5061, and follow La Fédération’s activities on Facebook and the Web.
Bulletin Board CAPITAL DISTRICT PATRIOT FLIGHT INC FLIGHT TO THE WAR MEMORIALS IN DC CAPITAL DISTRICT - Capital District Patriot Flight Inc. WW II, Korean, Vietnam Cold War Veterans. Flight to the War Memorials in DC. April 29, 2017. Any Active Served Veterans up through Vietnam War. Veterans & Guardians Send in Your Application Patriotflight.org PO Box 190, Delmar, NY 12054 518-439-9265, firstname.lastname@example.org Help Us Honor the Veterans.
INTERNATIONAL CENTER IS LOOKING FOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS TO PARTICIPATE IN A LOCAL ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST COMPETITION THIS SPRING CAPITAL DISTRICT - For the fourth year in a row, the International Center will be hosting a “local” Academic WorldQuest Competition in late March in which the winning team will be sent to Washington DC to represent our region in the National Academic WorldQuest on Saturday, April 29, 2017. One of the greatest challenges facing our nation and our schools across the country is preparing our youth for the globally interconnected world of the 21st Century. America’s ability to face the economic and security challenges of the 21st Century and seize new opportunities is dependent on an informed citizenry and a well-educated workforce. Academic WorldQuest is a unique opportunity to expose youth to the world outside our borders and prepare them for the challenges and the opportunities of the 21st Century. The ten (10) categories for this year’s AWQ National Competition are: Current Events, Great Decisions, Peace and Conflict in Today’s World, Combating Infectious Disease, European Union, Countering Violent Extremism, Turkey, Global Megacities, China, Women in Technology. Study guides are available and there are NO fees/costs to participate. Founded in 2003 by the World Affairs Councils of America, Academic WorldQuest is a team game testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. In the game, four-person teams compete by answering questions divided into ten (10) unique and engaging thematic categories. The winner is the team with the most correct answers. If your school is interested in participating in Academic WorldQuest, please contact the International Center at (518) 708-7608 or email@example.com
HALFMOON GIRLS SOFTBALL RECREATIONAL LEAGUE & TRAVEL LEAGUE HALFMOON - Halfmoon Girls Softball will be running a recreational league (FREE) as well as a Travel league for 2017. Registration, directions on how to sign up and additional details for both rec and travel can be found on our website:
www.halfmoonsoftball.com - The rec league will run from the end of April to the first week of June and there is NO COST to play. Games/Clinics will take place on Saturday. Travel softball is for girls that want to compete at a higher level. We are currently recruiting girls for the following levels of play: 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U. If you have any questions, please contact us at halfmoongirlssoftball@ gmail.com or call 518-810-9160.
ELIJAH – CALL FOR SINGERS BURNT HILLS ORATORIO SOCIETY CAPITAL DISTRICT - Burnt Hills Oratorio Society is recruiting singers for a performance of Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece “Elijah”. The performance is Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:30pm at Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:00pm at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School Choral Room. Go online, www.BHOS. us to print out a registration form, or arrive early (6:30) to register. Great music, outstanding leadership, talented non-auditioned community chorus. Join us for an inspiring experience of music-making, learning, and fun. Go to www.BHOS.us or call (518) 416-4060 to learn more. Walk ins welcome.
FLEA MARKET TROY - A Flea Market Including Antiques, Vintage, & Collectable Items Will Be Held Friday, Saturday & Sunday - May 26, 27 & 28th Rain or Shine From 9am to 4pm at 7 Grange Road, Troy NY 12180 (At Routes 142 & 7). Jewelry, Furniture, Toys Etc. and Great Gifts. Something For Everyone! The Sale Is Sponsored By The Brunswick Grange. Proceeds Will Benefit The Grange Community Activities. VENDORS ARE WANTED. $15 A Space Per Day. For Reservations or Info Call 279-9113.
REBUILDING TOGETHER: SARATOGA COUNTY CLIFTON PARK -February 17 at 10:30am at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Rebuilding Together is a national organization staffed by dedicated volunteers who work to ensure that homeowners in need can live independently in safe and healthy homes. On Random Acts of Kindness Day, come hear about how this organization is helping people in Saratoga County. All are welcome to attend this Friday Morning Free-For-All program; no registration necessary.
KIND BOMB CLIFTON PARK -February 17 from 2pm to 6pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Make someone’s day! We’ll write and decorate positive notes and leave them in Young Adult books for a friend or stranger to find. You choose which book to bomb with kindness! This is a drop in program for teens in grades 6-12. Stop by for as little or long as you like!
Bulletin Board KINDNESS QUILT CLIFTON PARK - February 17 at 4pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day by designing and decorating a square for a quilt. The completed quilt will be displayed in the Library. For children in grades 1-5. Please register online, in-person or by calling the Library at 371-8622.
SKIDMORE CONCERT PREVIEW SISTER: SHOW ME ETERNITY CLIFTON PARK - February 18 at 2pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Join us for a brief preview of the Skidmore College production of Sister: Show Me Eternity, a song and narration exploration of the sisterhood between Lavinia and Emily Dickinson, and sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert. The preview will be followed by a discussion of the conception and process of creating this program. All ages welcome; registration required.
CLIFTON PARK-HALFMOON PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY CLIFTON PARK - The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will CLOSED on Monday, February 20 in observance of President’s Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, February 21 at 9am. The Library catalog and online resources may be accessed 24/7 at the Library’s website www.cphlibrary.org.
THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER CLIFTON PARK - February 21 at 1:30pm at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Craft your own wand, design a fantastical beast and enjoy games, snacks and activities based upon the beloved Harry Potter series. Costumes are encouraged! For families with children ages 5 and up; no registration needed.
COLORING & CONVERSATION CLIFTON PARK - February 21 at 7pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Join us for an adults only coloring night and give yourself a chance to unplug and relax in a creative way. No artistic ability needed!
DIG INTO CODE FOR GRADES K-2 CLIFTON PARK - February 22 at 10:30am at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Join us to explore this fun, self-paced coding tutorial. Participants will be guided through age appropriate basics of coding using the code.org website. Registration required.
WHAT’S THE WEATHER? CLIFTON PARK - February 22 at 11am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Where does our weather come from? Kids will work actively to answer this question while performing hands on experiments with air pressure, wind direction,
the water cycle and various other weather elements. Presented by the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology. For children in grades 2-5; registration begins February 15.
TAD’S DANCE PARTY CLIFTON PARK - February 22 at 6:30pm at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Shake off that winter chill as we heat up the dance floor with frog music, stories, riddles and snacks. Tad Pole himself will make a rare winter appearance! This is a drop-in program for children ages 3 and up and their families.
PARACHUTE PLAY! CLIFTON PARK - February 23 at 10am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Join Library staff for songs and games with a parachute! For children ages 3-4, accompanied by an adult. Please register beginning February 16 at 9:30am.
CLEAN OUT THE CLOSET CRAFTS! CLIFTON PARK - February 23 at 2pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. STOP-IN to craft some simple creations from a variety of materials, including recycled items. For children in grades K-3; no registration required.
DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP CLIFTON PARK - February 23 at 2pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Library staff will lead a discussion based on the book All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. Late one winter afternoon in upstate New York, George Clare comes home to find his wife murdered and their three-year-old daughter alone. He recently moved his family into this tight-knit, impoverished town and now he is the immediate suspect. Registration is requested.
COLORING FOR TEENS CLIFTON PARK - February 23 at 5:30pm at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Take a short break from homework and spend an hour coloring in the Teen Place! For teens in grades 6-12; no registration needed.
SIMPLE SCIENCE CLIFTON PARK - February 24 at 10am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Do you know how to make raisins dance? Can you lift an ice cube with a piece of thread? Join us for simple science experiments with materials found around the house. Dress for mess! For children ages 3 and up; registration required beginning February 17.
OWLS IN JEOPARDY CLIFTON PARK - February 24 at 10:30am at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Learn about New York’s owls—their physiology, habits, habitats and the challenges to survival they face. Educators from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Five Rivers Environmental Education Center (Delmar) will present this program, featuring a taxidermy mount and other objects from owls
Bulletin Board typical to the Capital District. All ages are welcome to attend this Friday Morning Free-For-All. No registration necessary.
MUSICIANS OF MA’ALWYCK CLIFTON PARK - February 26 at 2pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Musicians of Ma’alwyck present A Musical Salon, a program for violin and guitar of scintillating music from the Baroque to the late Romantic eras. Bring the whole Family! Please register online, in-person or by calling the Library at 371-8622.
STEP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SARATOGA COUNTY - STEP Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program is looking for paper jockeys, poop pickers ,side-walkers and Lesson leaders to care for our horses and participate in Equine Assisted Therapy programs at its home stable in Glenville NY. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org,web: www.stepup-nfec.org; FACEBOOK or call (518) 374.5116 STEP: “SUCCESS THROUGH EQUINES & PEOPLE!”
2017 SHENENDEHOWA ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP CLIFTON PARK - Shenendehowa Rotary is accepting applications for a $500 Scholarship that is awarded annually to a graduating senior in the Shenendehowa School District community. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who is judged to display the best combination of dedication to school, community, work and plans for the future. Students currently attending Shenendehowa High School should contact the guidance office for an application and submission deadlines. The application form for applicants not attending Shenendehowa HS can be found at www.shenrotary.org.
WE’RE THINKING SUNSHINE! VOLUNTEER AS A FRESH AIR HOST FAMILY CAPITAL DISTRICT - Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies and swimming for the first time. This summer, join volunteer host families in the Albany area, and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child. Each summer, thousands of children from New York City’s lowincome communities visit suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from seven to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. For more information about hosting a
Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Tenniel Hansen at 518-441-4407 or visit www.freshair.org.
BOOKS FOR TROOPS ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR DONATING BOOKS LATHAM/CLIFTON PARK - Because of the inclement weather, Books for Troops will not be able to use the collection boxes at Bella Napoli Bakery at the corner of routes 20 and rt. 9 and at our office on 688 rt. 9, 100 ft. north of Bella Napoli on the left. The weather has destroyed many of the books inside the bins when they are not tightly closed. Paperback books in great condition, DVD’s, Books on Tape, comics, and adult coloring books may be donated at our office in Latham on SundayWednesday from 2-4 PM. If for some unforeseen reason the office is closed that day, the collection bin will be placed outside for THAT DAY ONLY. Please make sure you close the cover tightly. For those who live closer to Clifton Park, you may donate at our storage garage in Clifton Park. To arrange for a drop-off, contact ekeegan3@ nycap.rr.com for directions. Please consider with your donation of books, a postage donation. Without a donation, the books you donate will not be able to reach our troops. A box of about 35 books costs about $15.00 with the rising costs of postage. Donating both the books and the postage is an easy way to tell the troops that those back at home are grateful for their many sacrifices and care about their morale. The drop-off container at Print Productions on Fire Rd. will remain where it is. REMINDERS: NO HARD COVERS!! NO ROMANCES!!! ONLY SOFT-COVERED BOOKS IN GREAT CONDITION! Please be considerate of our valued volunteers. Having to discard unwanted books uses valuable time and energy that should be used sorting, shelving, and mailing our books. We DO NOT want books emptied from attics, cellars, elderlies’’ collections. They are often smelly and brittle and cannot withstand the rigors of being passed from troop to troop. Thank you for your continued support. Ellen Keegan, Director.
CARE LINKS OF SOUTHERN SARATOGA COUNTY TAKING YOUR NEIGHBOR FOR GROCERIES SARATOGA COUNTY - For the last 14 years, Betty has lived in her cozy apartment and she hopes she doesn’t have to give it up. She needs someone from the Care Links volunteer program to take her for groceries at Walmart because she can still shop for herself by using her walker and a riding cart in the store. Can you give a few hours a week to help her? Please call the Care Links Program if you are willing to spend a little time with a senior citizen—399-3262.
Bulletin Board GIVE A NEIGHBOR A LIFT! SARATOGA COUNTY - If you are over 55 and enjoy driving, then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Saratoga County’s Office for the Aging provides rides to seniors in our community to medical appointments inside and outside of Saratoga County. There is no minimum requirement for hours volunteered, so if you have some extra time and would like to lend a helping hand, please reach out and call Jen Buscema at 884-4110.
SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK WINTER SEASON STILLWATER - We heartily invite all to “Find Your Park” at Saratoga National Historical Park throughout the upcoming winter! The park’s visitor center, located on Route 32 and 4 in Stillwater, remains open 9am to 5pm daily all winter, except Christmas and New Year’s Day and offers a film, exhibits, ranger programs, museum store, Junior Ranger program and a kid’s corner where children can try on soldier’s coats or play in a soldier’s tent. The scenic tour road has closed to vehicular traffic on Thursday, December 1, but remains open from sunrise to sunset for walking and biking (when conditions allow), as do the park’s 10+ miles of hiking trails for walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. New this year will be a special pilot project to groom ski trails, so be sure to stop at the visitor center for a trail map. Other winter activities include a pilot project for tubing down the visitor center hill, ranger guided winter hikes, and the annual Frost Faire on Saturday, January 28 from 11am to 3pm. Come Find Your Park right here in your backyard! For more information about this or other events at Saratoga National Historical Park, please call the Visitor Center at 518-6702985, check the park website at www.nps.gov/sara or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SaratogaNHP
SARATOGA COUNTY VETERANS PEER CONNECTION PROGRAM SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Veterans Peer Connection falls under the New York State PFC Joseph Dwyer Program. The aim is to assist Veterans by pairing them with another Veteran who has had similar life experiences, in order to provide for a meaningful relationship. The program pairs established Veterans with returning Veterans who are experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other re-acclimation challenges. Personalized and informal, these pairings yield understanding and rapport intended to ease the transition from combat to civilian life. The trained mentors have access to local and county resources as well as a clear understanding of state and national opportunities. While the main goal is to provide each Veteran with a meaningful and dependable relationship, other types of
assistance may include: job hunting, academic pursuits, life skills, guidance, peer support, encouragement, and understanding. We also have an active mentoring program to Veterans currently in the Saratoga County Jail; have a Vets and Pets program aimed at connecting Veterans with companion animals in conjunction with the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. Currently, Veterans are meeting casually at Saratoga Coffee Traders on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm for coffee and conversation. All Veterans are welcome. If you would like more information, please contact the program coordinator at (518) 884-4999. You can also check out the program at www.veteranspeerconnection. org, or the Facebook page: Saratoga County Veterans Peer Connection.
THE HUDSON-MOHAWK SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS CAPITAL DISTRICT - Do you enjoy being in the outdoors, in various types of weather, working beside other volunteers to help those in need? Join our team. Please visit our website at www.HuMSAR.org for more information and to fill out an application.
KITTEN ANGELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED CAPITAL DISTRICT - Kitten Angels is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the Capital District dedicated to the rescue and placement of cats and kittens into great homes. We spay/neuter, vaccinate, and provide any necessary veterinary care prior to adoption. We are funded 100% from adoption fees, donations, and fundraising events. Kitten Angels is in desperate need of volunteers who can foster cats and kittens in their homes. Can’t foster? You can still help! We run many adoption events each week and we need volunteers to help set up and take down. We need lots of administrative help as well, including developing new fundraising events, making follow-up calls to new pet parents after our felines are adopted, grant writing, maintaining our website (WordPress), and media relations. If you can spare just a few hours a month you can make a huge difference in the lives of homeless felines. Please call Judie Janco at 518-573-9906 for more information on how you can get involved.
AL-ANON MEETINGS HALFMOON - If you are affected by a loved ones’ drinking or substance abuse, Al-Anon can help restore your sanity. We, as a group, come together to share our experience, strength and hope, and discover ways to live a happier life. We meet every Wednesday from 6-7 pm at VFW Post 1498 located at 1605 Route 9 in Halfmoon. Questions?? email: email@example.com
Bulletin Board HALFMOON FRIDAY NIGHT AL-ANON MEETINGS HALFMOON - Halfmoon Friday Night Al-Anon Meeting is at 7:30 pm; Location is St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, Halfmoon. If you have a loved one or a friend whose addiction is causing problems for you, we’re here for you. Al-Anon is the right place, the safe place to be. Come and join us. Need to contact someone in program call 518-665-0490.
CAPITAL DISTRICT PARKINSON’S GROUP @ BEVERWYCK CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group @ Beverwyck (http://www.cdparkinsons.org) invites all - patients, caregivers, professionals - involved in Parkinson’s Disease to our meetings on the second Thursday of the month: 7:00 to 9:00 PM (no meeting Jan/Feb). We offer speakers, Q&A, current articles/pamphlets/social networking, even refreshments! Do not isolate yourself. Come join us at the Beverwyck Meeting Room, 41 Beverwyck Lane, Slingerlands, NY. No reservation necessary. For further information check our website listed above or email Thom @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TROY - St. Augustine Church in Troy (25 115th St.) has the Perpetual Adoration Chapel opened all year round. We cordially invite individuals to become an Adorer of Jesus and spend an hour (day or night) with him. The best time you spend on earth is with your best Friend JESUS in the Blesses Sacrament. Jesus will reward your time with blessings. To become an Adorer of Jesus, please call Kathy Curtin at 518-274-5925.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP TROY- Seton Health is holding a support group for individuals who have recently lost a loved one. The Bereavement Support Group meets at St. Mary’s Hospital on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4:45-5:45pm in Conference Room D. The Bereavement Support Group is a confidential meeting for anyone who has recently lost a family member due to illness or injury. Individuals experiencing symptoms such as disbelief, anger, resentment, loneliness or guilt from the loss of a loved one who has recently passed away are encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public. To register, or for more information, call 371-1400 x162.
ELKS THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO BALLSTON LAKE – The Clifton Park Elks Lodge hold bingo every Thursday evening (except major holidays). There are a wide range of games including a progressive jackpot & ‘Bonus Ball’. Proceeds help support the Elks Charity Programs. The Lodge is located at 695 MacElroy Road, Ballston Lake. Doors open at 6:00pm and the first game
starts promptly at 7:00pm. Refreshments are available for purchase. For additional information, visit www.cliftonparkelks.com or call (518) 877-5200.
SENIOR SINGERS FOR CHORUS NEEDED CLIFTON PARK - The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center’s Senior Chorus is in looking for singers. The group meets every Thursday, from 10 am to 11:30 am, at the Center, located at 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. The 2016-2017 season starts in September. No experience is necessary and there are no auditions. The chorus performs in May and December at various assisted living facilities and at the Center. Center membership is required. For more information, please the Center at 383-1343.
FRIDAY MORNING MOMS CLIFTON PARK - The Shenendehowa United Methodist Church invites mothers of all ages to attend a weekly support and fellowship group, “Friday Morning Moms,” held each Friday that Shenendehowa schools are in session, from 9:00-11:00 in the church Hearth Room. Each week’s meeting includes a Bible study and discussion on issues related to parenting. Refreshments are served and professional childcare is provided. Newcomers are always welcome. The church is located at 971 Route 146, Clifton Park, directly across from the Shenendehowa schools campus. For more information, please visit our Web site www.fridaymorningmoms.org.
SURVIVING CANCER SUPPORT GROUP CLIFTON PARK - The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park to offer a Cancer Survival Support Group on select Fridays at 11:00 am. Facilitated by Meaghan O’Connor, RN BS MBA CLNC, this support group addresses informational needs of people being treated for cancer. Cancer does not need to be confronted alone. While support of family and friends is very important, joining a group of people who have similar needs can be beneficial in order to achieve the goal of a healthy and fulfilling life. Learn and benefit from the support of others on the road to recovery. Please contact the Center at 383-1343 for information on how to register and the support group schedule.
“SHEN ELF” CLIFTON PARK – ‘Shen Elf’, a year round program at Shen Acadia Middle School that provides school supplies and necessities like clothing and shoes to needy students. We are looking for ‘elves’ to add to our email list. When a child’s need is identified, an email will be sent to all contacts on our email list and you can chose if you can help match their need. If you’re interested in being an elf, please contact email@example.com
Bulletin Board DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT GROUP CLIFTON PARK – A Divorce Care support group meets on Monday nights from 6:30-8:00pm at The Mission Community Church, 10 Old Plank Rd., Clifton Park, NY. This group is for anyone struggling with the challenges associated with divorce or separation. Registration is $15, which includes the workbook. Scholarships are available. For more information contact The Mission Community Church at www.themcc.tv
LOCAL OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS GROUPS OFFER FREE HELP CLIFTON PARK – Local Overeaters Anonymous Groups offer Free help for those suffering from compulsive eating. The Overeaters Anonymous (OA) program offers physical, emotional and spiritual recovery for those who suffer from compulsive eating. Members find recovery by following a Twelve-Step program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Through the use of the Twelve Steps and the experience, strength and hope of a supportive fellowship, people often find relief from the symptoms of compulsive eating. OA meetings are free and take place in a variety of locations in the Capital District, including a 7:30pm Monday night meeting at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Clifton Park. To find out more about Overeaters Anonymous and to locate in-person, phone and online meetings, go to: www.oa.org
WOMEN’S TORAH & TEA CLIFTON PARK – Jewish Women’s Circle invites women to join together for Torah and Tea at 7:30pm on Wednesdays. The Five Books of Moses—the Torah—is quite simply the most widely read, most influential literary work in all of human history. Since its first appearance in a blaze of Divine revelation on Mount Sinai over 3300 years ago, the Torah and its teachings have provoked inspired inquiry to discover its infinitely-layered designs and meanings. This women’s Torah series brings you this tradition of classical Jewish learning in a series of clear and engaging weekly classes. Probing the ideas and issues presented in each week’s Torah portion, these lessons offer timely lessons for living-from the most timeless of all texts.
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS CLIFTON PARK – CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is accepting new adult volunteer applications for its Homework Help, and Family Assistance. We are in need of van drivers at this time. Please visit www.captaincares.org for the application, or call Mary at 518-371-1185. CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is a social service agency located in Clifton Park. CAPTAIN operates a runaway and homeless youth shelter, street outreach services, Teen Talk Helpline, emergency food pantry, family assistance program, and various youth leadership programs. For those with questions about CAPTAIN, please visit our
website at www.captaincares.org. Those wishing to speak to a CAPTAIN Representative may also call 518371-1185.
YOGA CLASS AT SHENENDEHOWA ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER CLIFTON PARK – A Yoga class is being held at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, by instructor Deanna Seabridge, every Thursday (except holidays), at 9:55-10:55am. This is a slow-paced Yoga practice but requires that the participant be able to come to the floor and get up unassisted. Focus is on breathing and proper alignment and includes 10 minutes of relaxation/meditation to finish. Come give it a try! $8 per class, $6 for ACC members. For more information, please contact Deanna at 885-2648 or deasea@ nycap.rr.com.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT CLIFTON PARK - The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY has caregiver support groups for those who have loved ones with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. We have a support group that meets in Clifton Park at the Christ Community Reformed Church on 1010 Route 146 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 1pm. For more information, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at (518) 867-4999 x209. We also have another support group in Halfmoon that meets at the Halfmoon Senior Center on 287 Lower Newton Road the 3rd Thursday of every month at 12pm (lunch is provided at this meeting). Please contact the senior center the day before to register at (518) 371-3892.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES CLIFTON PARK – Are you a high school student in need of community service? Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? If so, the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court in Clifton Park, is always looking for volunteers to assist with everything from basic cleaning to event organization to clerical work. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Center at 383-1343.
MOMS CLUB OF CLIFTON PARK CLIFTON PARK – MOMS Club of Clifton Park, a social and support group for stay-at-home moms, has activities during the day with monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our club.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP CLIFTON PARK – The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center Diabetes Support Group meets on alternate Fridays at 11am at 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. People who have diabetes may call the Center to Register
Bulletin Board at 383-1343. Meetings are free; however, you must be a member of the Center to participate. The group facilitator will call you to provide more information about the group.
CAT TALES RESCUE NEEDS YOUR HELP CAPITAL REGION – Cat Tales Rescue is looking for foster homes to shelter kittens and cats from living outside without food and warmth. We are a not-for-profit group dedicated to easing the suffering of stray and abandoned cats. Foster “parents” will share their homes and hearts with a cat/kitten in need without any long-term commitment or financial burden. All fosters are provided with food and litter and the cat/kitten’s medical needs are absorbed by Cat Tales Rescue. For more information please call 248-9682 or email email@example.com
NEW VENUE FOR REVITALIZING A CITY’S SOUL COHOES - If you believe that art can revitalize a city’s soul, come and check out Choose Cohoes for Art. A group of both artists and non-artists alike, members believe that art is a way to regenerate a city. We are looking for fresh ideas and help in implementing them. Interested? Check us out on the 2nd Monday of the month at Cohoes Visitor Center, 58 Remsen St. Cohoes at 6 pm. Questions? Send to info@ChooseCohoesForArt.org and updates and info also at our Choose Cohoes for Art FaceBook page.
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help, this program might be available to help you. The family must have at least one child over ten years of age and not have any insurance or the financial means to afford family counseling. This assistance is being offered through the Family Hope Project. Call Counseling Care at 237-4263 for more information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED COHOES – If you have a heart for young people and want to be a part of a miracle in the making, we need you! The Connect Project is an inter-agency partnership building an urban youth center in Cohoes. The setting of this much-needed resource is Good Ground Family Church, located at 49 Johnston Ave, Cohoes. We meet every Monday evening at 6:30pm and every Saturday at 8am. Some basic tools are provided - all you need to do is show up. For more information, check out our website www.connectproject.org or call our office 779-8745.
CHURCH SERVICES WATERFORD – The Rev. Kathy Alonge-Coons will celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Grace Church at 34 Broad St. Deacon Denise Moore will assist. An Adult Christian Education program begins at 8:30 a.m. The 9:30 a.m. service includes a children’s sermon. The King’s Kids Nursery and Sunday School begin after the children’s sermon. A coffee hour follows each service. For information, call the Episcopal parish at 237-7370 or visit gracewaterford.org.
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COHOES - Do you enjoy reading? Then there are some children waiting to listen to you. Volunteers are needed for a Reading Mentors program where adults will read to children during the school year. The Everybody Wins program has shown many benefits for both the children and adults that participate in it. Training for mentors will be available. For complete information, please call Carol at the Cohoes Public Library at 235-2570.
WATERFORD – The Silicones Retirees Club is looking for people who worked at the Waterford Silicones plant (GE or Momentive) and are retired or will be retiring soon, to join our club. We meet once a month for a luncheon. Come get together with your fellow retirees. For more information, call Bud Lindner at 785-5937 or Pat Geleta at 371-6099.
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WATERFORD – St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, Waterford at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 119 Broad Street, Waterford. All residents of the Town of Waterford are welcome to come to our food pantry; which is open between the hours of 9:30-11:30am, Tuesday mornings. You need to call the rectory at 237-3131 on Mondays from 9am-12 noon to make an appointment.
COHOES – The Cohoes Knights of Columbus, 255 Remsen Street, Cohoes, (corner of Remsen & Columbia), will host Bingo every Monday evening. Doors open at 5pm, bingo starts at 7pm. Admission is $2. Jackpot coverall is $700, a progressive jackpot of $1,000 and $1,900 in overall prizes. Two 50 / 50 games. Bell jar tickets. Kitchen open and handicap accessible. Call 237-4151 or 237-7814 for more information. The halls are available to rent for parties or etc. at a reasonable rate.
FREE FAMILY COUNSELING COHOES – Counseling Care and Services, Inc., located in Cohoes, is offering free family counseling for up to 10 sessions. If your family is having problems and needs
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FAITH’S FOOD PANTRY WATERFORD – Faith’s Food Pantry at Grace Church, 34 Third St., Waterford, is open by appointment. The emergency food pantry is open from 10am to noon each Friday. The pantry is also open from 7 to 8pm on the third Thursday of each month. It is also open from 6:30 to 7:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. For information and to make an appointment, call 237-7370.
Bulletin Board SALVATION ARMY FOOD PANTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP SARATOGA COUNTY - The Salvation Army food pantry is running low on the following items: milk (powder or liquid), juice, fruit (fresh or canned), cereal, jelly/jam, and peanut butter. Donations can be dropped off MondayFriday at 27 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY. Thank you for your support in helping us serve 1000’s of needy families every year in Saratoga County. Call 518-584-1640 or e-mail Bree.Barker@USE.SalvationArmy.org for more details.
AFTER THE FIRE’S MONTHLY MEETINGS SARATOGA COUNTY - Anyone interested in learning more about After The Fire or in becoming a member may attend. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday at 7 PM as follows: February, March, October & November at Eagle Matt Lee Fire House on Washington St. in Ballston Spa; April, May, June & September at the Halfmoon Town Hall. After The Fire is a non-profit organization existing totally on donations and comprised entirely of volunteers, After The Fire helps reidents of Saratoga County who have suffered a loss due to fire. Family members are provided clothing, gift cards, personal care items, Red Cross referral, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, informational material, emotional support - whatever is needed to help them through an extremely emotional time. Anyone interested in learning more about After The Fire may attend a meeting, or leave a message at 435-4571.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SARATOGA COUNTY SARATOGA COUNTY - The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County has produced an information guide for voters for the School District Elections. Voters can access it after May 5th by going to the League website, www. lwvsaratoga.org and select from the list of School District elections. In addition, information is provided for each district such as hours the polls are open, whether absentee ballots are available, and if registration is required to vote. Voters unsure of their school district may also go to www.vote411.org, enter their address, and see which races and referenda are also on their ballots. Most of the candidates in the county who are seeking election positions agreed to participate in the On-line Guide this year, providing voters with biographical information, and answers to questions posed by LWV Saratoga County. However, there were a few school districts who would not provide contact information for their candidates so we were unable to reach the candidates. Any school board candidates who were not contacted and who wish to participate may contact the League of Women Voters at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in completing
the guide. All of this information is part of the League of Women Voters of the US voter information website, www. vote411.org which is a valuable resource for all voters for all elections. Information can be found here on absentee voting, information about voting machines, military and overseas voting, assistance for voters with disabilities, voting hours, and ID needed for voting, as well as links to the NY State Board of Elections. Information will be posted in the Fall which pertains to the Primary and General Electionsa and ballot issues
DO YOU ENJOY ART? SARATOGA COUNTY - If you like to draw, take pictures or collect art, join us and meet others who share your interest. We are the Southern Saratoga Artists’ Society and we meet at 6:30pm on the 3rd Monday of the month at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center. Membership includes art demonstrations, newsletter, display members work at local business and community venues and various workshops during the year. For more information, call Diane at 518-899-6481 or visit our website: http://www. southernsaratogaartist.com/
NEED HEALTH INSURANCE SARATOGA REGION - We are here to get you full medical coverage! Saratoga Hospital’s Health Insurance Navigation Program has a warm, friendly staff who will help you enroll on the New York State of Health Marketplace. Our services are free and information is kept confidential! Please call toll-free, 1-888-242-1418. We will screen you over the telephone and make an appointment in one of our 16 locations in Saratoga County. Call soon!
PROGRAM TO ASSIST LOW INCOME VETERANS SARATOGA CO. - Saratoga County RPC, through its VetHelp division, is pleased to announce a new program to aid veterans and their families in their struggle to maintain permanent housing. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program can provide monetary relief as well as extensive case management for veteran families that are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Temporary financial assistance is available for rental assistance, utilities fees, security deposit, moving costs, emergency supplies, child care and transportation. Case management and referral services include health care, daily living activities, financial planning, transportation, income support and legal assistance. The goal of the SSVF program is to promote housing stability among very low income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing in the following New York State counties; Washington, Warren, Saratoga, Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton and Schoharie. For more information, call VetHelp toll free at 1-855-233-1117.
Bulletin Board FAMILY FUN SARATOGA COUNTY – Meet with local families in the Saratoga County area and beyond! We offer a wide variety of events, not just for the children, but also for the whole family. Our calendar is filled each month with exciting activities. Share your parental experiences and wisdom with each other and build friendships, while your children do the same. Membership is free with one event attendance recorded. www.togatots.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS SHELTER SARATOGA COUNTY – Volunteers Needed for Saratoga County Emergency Homeless Shelter. Would you like to help us make a difference? We are in need of qualified individuals who are willing to donate their time, energy and experience in a variety of ways as we support homeless individuals in creating a brighter future for themselves. Please call Shelters of Saratoga today at 581-1097 or visit our website at www.sheltersofsaratoga.org to find out how you can help.
EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY SARATOGA COUNTY – Karyl’s Kupboard - Emergency Food Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-3pm. Must be a Saratoga County Resident. Please bring ID and proof of address. Located at CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, 5 Municipal Plaza, Suite 3, Clifton Park.
WHO’S AT RISK? CAREGIVER 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.
TWIN BRIDGES ROTARY MEETINGS SOUTHERN SARATOGA COUNTY – The Twin Bridges Rotary meets every Thursday at 12 noon at Grecian Gardens in Clifton Park. This is a great international organization
that believes in “Service Above Self”. If you would like more information about these meetings or other Rotary projects, call 491-5553 or visit the website at: www.twinbridgesrotary.org.
UNITED WAY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS NORTHEAST REGION – Do you want to learn about human nature, improve your communication skills & your interpersonal relationships, generally develop yourself and give back? Volunteering as a Telephone or Crisis Chat Specialist for United Way 2-1-1 Northeast Region will give you all of this. We offer extensive training, supervision and life changing experiences as well as the opportunity to become part of a larger community of volunteer across the nation, that provide essential information, resources and emotional support to people in need. For more details call 2-1-1; visit our website at www.fcscr.org to fill out the volunteer application.
COMMUNITY CLOSET CAPITAL DISTRICT - Quality clothes & shoes for all ages & sizes and household items affordable for any budget are available at our unique community service thrift store at 146 Remsen St., Cohoes! Come and check us out! Open Tuesday 10am-4pm, Thursday 1pm-4pm and the 2nd Tuesday of the month until 6:30pm. Wheelchair accessible. Find us on FB at https://www.facebook.com/ communityclosetsda.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Saratoga National Cemetery Support Committee is seeking volunteers that can help out at the cemetery. The Support Committee works with the Director of the cemetery to provide help at cemetery functions. The committee meets at the cemetery every 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you would like to volunteer to help out or for more information please contact: John Mehan at 664-2797 or the Cemetery Administration Office at 581-9128. You do not have to be a veteran to volunteer, male and female volunteers are needed.
SENIORS HELPING SENIORS CAPITAL DISTRICT - For the past twenty years, Umbrella of the Capital District has been helping seniors and people with disabilities care for their homes. We recruit active retirees to provide a wide range of handy person services for others in the community who are less able. For elderly homeowners, routine tasks like housekeeping, grocery shopping, lawn care and minor repairs can present a real challenge. Umbrella’s mission is to address that need, and help people continue to live safely and independently in their homes and communities. Some workers earn $12.00/hr and some volunteer their time. All do what they like and are good at, and make a real difference in the lives of the people they help. Interested? Call 346-5249 or visit our web site at www.theumbrella.org.
Bulletin Board MEN WHO HAVE CANCER CAPITAL DISTRICT - For men recently diagnosed and those already living with cancer, there is a compassionate group for support for you and your loved ones. Held at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Club, 1 Penny Lane, Latham the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 pm, Men to Men Support Group shares sources for education about your disease, information on treatment selections, coping techniques to get in and stay in control as well as emotional support. Spouses, family or significant others are welcome. For more information, please call: (518) 220-6960.
LOVING HOMES NEEDED FOR WONDERFUL ANIMALS CAPITAL DISTRICT - Capital District Humane Association, Inc. (CDHA.NET) is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue group that has been saving animals of all kinds throughout the capital region and beyond since 1988. Our goal is to place each animal in our program in a wonderful home where it will be treated like a valued member of the family. We re-home dogs with no charge for surrender. Since CDHA is a rescue group and doesn’t have a facility of its own, all it’s dogs are in foster homes and dogs are showcased at pet adoption clinics held three times each month. Searching for that special dog? Come join us at an adoption clinic at Latham Farms PETSMART the first and second Saturday of each month and at Clifton Park PETSMART the fourth Saturday of each month. Questions? Contact Jennifer 664-3450. Our adoptable dogs include: Adult Chihuahua Mixes, Basenji Mix, Beagles, Cockapoo, Corgi Mix, Dachshund Mix, Hound Mix, Jack Russell Terrier (Broken Coated), Long Haired Chihuahua Mix, Manchester Terrier, Miniature Cattle Dog Mix, Miniature Pinscher, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Shih Poo, Shih Tzu, Spaniel Mix, Spitz Mix, Toy Manchester Terrier, Toy Poodle, and many other small dogs. New dogs join our rescue weekly.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CAT PROGRAM CAPITAL DISTRICT – Capital District Humane Association, Inc. (CDHA.net), is seeking volunteers to work with its cat program. Activities would include working cat adoption clinics, thus helping homeless cats find loving homes. CDHA is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue that has been saving needy animals of all kinds since 1988. CDHA is also in need of foster homes and appreciates help in other ways. Please call 664-3450.
KINSHIP CAREGIVER SUPPORT CAPITAL DISTRICT – For grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc, who are raising a child/children not biologically their own due to unfortunate circumstances. You are not alone
and support is available. Call to learn more about NYS Kinship Navigators, local support groups, financial& legal resources, or just share your experiences & concerns. Call or text Jean at 518-506-4284 or email Jcarm12@aol. com
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CAN HELP CAPITAL DISTRICT – The holiday season can be a lonely and difficult time, and if drinking is a problem, AA can help. There are AA meetings in the Capitol Region every day of the week, all year long. AA has no dues or fees, there are no strings attached, and we respect the anonymity of all who attend. For more information or to find a meeting near you, call the AA Help Line at (518) 5870407, or visit http://meetings.aahmbny.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED HELP FAMILIES COPING WITH CANCER CAPITAL REGION – floydwarriors.com is a 501 (c)3 notfor-profit organization begun by cancer survivor Lisa Morahan intended to provide real help in the home while a loved one is battling cancer. “Dinner is Done, Dishes are Clean and the Kids are OK!” is the mission. Help is needed from an Army of Volunteers to prepare meals, clean homes and assist with the needs of children to aid a cancer patient during active treatment (chemotherapy or radiation). For more information on floydwarriors.com or to register as a volunteer for the Capital Region so you may join in with “Helping Families Cope With Cancer, One Household at a Time” visit www.floydwarriors.com
ANIMALOVERS SEEKS CARING INDIVIDUALS FOR REWARDING VOLUNTEER WORK CAPITAL DISTRICT – AnimaLovers, an all-volunteer rescue organization serving the Capital Region for 20 years, seeks caring, responsible volunteers to be involved in its animal care, adoption and outreach efforts. AnimaLovers staffs the PetSmart adoption center in East Greenbush and holds adoption clinics at other locations throughout the year. Volunteers are also needed for cat and kitten foster care, data entry, mailings and conducting quality calls. For further information, please call 518-348-3903 x2, or email email@example.com. Scheduling is flexible and training will be provided. Learn more at www. animalovers.org
HELP FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN WHO STUTTER CAPITAL DISTRICT - Stuttering is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for millions of people, but it can be especially tough on elementary school-age children. Help is available for parents, teachers, and speech-language
Bulletin Board pathologists at most public libraries in the form of a DVD designed to help school-age children who stutter. Some libraries have an older video version. The DVD features students from first through sixth grade, some of whom talk about their experiences with stuttering. They talk openly about the teasing they face from classmates and how their stuttering sometimes makes them feel about themselves. The 38-minute DVD, entitled Therapy in Action: The School-age Child Who Stutters, produced by the 67-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation is available free of charge to public libraries nationwide. Other libraries that will shelve it can contact the Foundation at 1-800-992-9392, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.stutteringhelp.org or www.tartarmudez.org.
A PLACE FOR MOMS CAPITAL REGION – A little place for moms and those who are TTC to get together, connect, share stories, and get valuable advice from other moms. Please check out our group www.Mamasaurus.net. We hope to see you there.
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 7926545.
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.
LITTLE PEOPLE OF AMERICA CAPITAL REGION – A newly formed chapter of Little People of America is now in your area. Little People of America, Inc., is a national non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. We are the only dwarfism support organization that includes all 200+ forms of dwarfism. Call Nicole at 209-8833 for more information. You can also check out our national website at www.lpaonline. org.
PATROON TOASTMASTERS CAPITAL DISTRICT - Become a competent communicator and confident leader. Patroon Toastmasters offers an educational and supportive environment to our members. We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 510 Albany-Shaker Road in Loudonville to hone our communication skills for personal or professional reasons. Check out http://Patroon.TastmastersClubs.org for more information. Get started today. We welcome guests!
WEBSITE FOR YOUTHS DIAGNOSED WITH CMT CAPITAL REGION – The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Upstate NY group is pleased to announce a website for youths diagnosed with CMT. The CMTA’s new Youth Tab can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/CMTAssociation For more information on Upstate NY CMT contact Melinda Lang 783-7313 or CMTNY1@gmail.com
US NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS CAPITAL DISTRICT – This is a program for young men and women ages 11-17 who are interested in developing skills in Leadership, Seamanship and Military Discipline. Monthly drilling/ Located at the Naval Facility in Glenville, NY. For information: LCDR KELLER, NSCC 518-729-5208; LCDR KASKOUN, NSCC 518-577-6592; LCDR METCHICK, NSCC 518-322-0318.
CAREGIVER CONNECTION CAPITAL REGION – Senior Services of Albany’s Caregiver Connection program has a full menu of services and seminars planned to help family caregivers providing assistance to elders throughout the Capital Region. Contact the Caregiver Connection at 465-1398 or e-mail email@example.com for additional information on upcoming Seminars, Telephone Seminars, and Telephone Support Groups.
CAT TALES RESCUE NEEDS YOUR HELP CAPITAL REGION – Cat Tales Rescue is looking for foster homes to shelter kittens and cats from living outside without food and warmth. We are a not-for-profit group dedicated to easing the suffering of stray and abandoned cats. Foster “parents” will share their homes and hearts with a cat/kitten in need without any long-term commitment or financial burden. All fosters are provided with food and litter and the cat/kitten’s medical needs are absorbed by Cat Tales Rescue. For more information please call 248-9682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org