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Bulletin Board SOUTHERN SARATOGA COUNTY WOMAN’S CLUB MEETING

PC USERS GROUP MONTHLY MEETING

REXFORD - The Southern Saratoga County Woman’s Club will hold its January 2017 Club Meeting on Thursday, January 12, at 7 pm at the Rexford Fire House, 1601 NY Route 146, Rexford, NY. Speaker will be Isabel Prescott, local farmer, and owner of Riverview Orchards, who will speak about bees, their importance and their ongoing hive health issues. She will also display and talk about her bee keeping protective gear. The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Interested prospective members are encouraged to attend. The Club is preparing for its 41st Annual Antique Show and Sale to be held at Shenendehowas High School East on Sunday, February 5 from 10 to 4. For information call 877-5514.

ALPLAUS - Free & open to the public, Jan. 18 at 6:30 pm. The monthly meeting (3rd Wednesday of the month) is held at the Aplaus Fire House, 309 Alplaus Ave., Alplaus, NY 12302 in the old fire house. The purpose of the group is for PC users (novice through expert) to come together and share their computer experiences and problems with other group attendees. Topic this month “ Open forum “. For more information, please call Dave at 399-0359 .

FISH FRY FRIDAYS VICTORY - RECURRING EVENT - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on route 32 south of the village of Victory ( look for our sign ). Fish Fry Friday will START on FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2017 Time 4:30 - 7 PM , and will continue each Friday of the month 20th, & 27th Menu: Fried Fish, Fried Clams, Fried Chicken Tenders , Popcorn Shrimp, Buffalo Shrimp, also available will be Clam Chowder by the bowl or by the quart. You are invited to eat in at our club house or to call ahead for Take Out 695-3917. EVERYONE will be welcome.

GREG NAZARIAN’S DANCE BAND CLIFTON PARK - On the second Saturday of every month Greg Nazarian holds a dance at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. The next dance will be Saturday, January 14, at 7 pm. The cost is $10 per person, $5 for members of the Center. Proof of membership is required to receive the discount. Come and enjoy this wonderful event. This event is open to the public.

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET COHOES - The Cohoes Knights of Columbus will have their All you can eat Breakfast Buffet, Sunday, January 15th 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.

JANUARY EVENTS AT THE COHOES-WATERFORD ELKS COHOES - 45 No. Mohawk St., Cohoes. • January 16th - Blood Drive 1PM - 6PM. • January 29th - Monthly breakfast buffet with omelet station. 9-11:30AM. $8 Adults, $4 Children, Under 4 are free.

START THE NEW YEAR WITH “OPEN SEASON” COHOES - Join the Mystery Book Club at the Cohoes Public Library at 10:30 am on January 18 as they start the new year with C. J. Box’s “Open Season.” Joe Pickett is not your normal literary hero – he’s a game warden with a loving family, no excess emotional baggage and admittedly, not a very good shot. Box uses his experiences as an outdoor man in his native Wyoming to bring the character to life. Meeting updates due to weather will be posted on the Friends of the Library Facebook page.

YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE (YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP CAPITAL DISTRICT - The monthly meeting of the YOPD Support Group is scheduled Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, New York. Program: Dr. Julie Lynch, a clinical neuropsychologist, is the speaker. As a neuropsychologist, Dr. Lynch has specialty training in understanding the relationship of the brain to specific abilities. She works with Parkinson’s patients in areas such as attention, memory, problem solving, and emotional adjustment. In addition, Dr. Lynch has a general clinical practice. 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: 518-783-3492 or 518-371-0448, after 3:00 p.m.

TWO TOWNS ONE BOOK SEASON 6 KICKOFF: TIFFANY TREASURES CLIFTON PARK - Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017; Time: 1:30 PM; Location: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Tiffany Treasures, a delightful presentation by Michael Barrett, Executive Director of the Burden Iron Works Museum, kicks off Two Towns-One Book’s sixth community read celebrating this year’s winning book. Noon at Tiffany’s by Echo Heron is an historical biographical novel based on a recently discovered cache of letters written between 1888 and 1944, artfully blending fact with fiction to draw the reader into the remarkable life of one


Bulletin Board of America’s most prolific and extraordinary women artists: Clara Wolcott Driscoll, the hidden genius behind the iconic Tiffany lamps. Michael Barrett will share the rich history of the famous Tiffany Company. Learn about local Tiffany treasures including the glorious windows of St. Paul’s and St. John’s Churches in Troy. The “Vision of the Holy City” is a world famous window that made the cover of the NY Times when it was unveiled in 1899 in St. John’s. Around 4:30 PM, when the sun is coming through the window, “you can almost see God.” Community members interested in volunteering for project activities or events should contact Linda Conklin at lconklin@nycap. rr.com. Visit our website, http://www.twotownsonebook. org for additional information.

GUN SHOW AND SALE THE ALBANY GUN SHOW CAPITAL DISTRICT - Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:00am -5:00pm and Sunday, January 22, 2017, 9:00am-3:00pm. Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, New York. Come See The Passion And History At Our Shows! The largest Gun Show held in the Capital District. Over 400 exhibits and displays will be provided by our collectors and dealers from all over the United States. While most items are for sale on a cash basis, Gun Shows cling to the old fashioned trade and barter way of doing business. Haggling for the very best deal possible is both expected and accepted. We encourage the public to bring in old and unwanted guns and military items which will be gladly purchased by our collectors who will pay top prices. ADMISSION $7.00 per day, Senior Citizens $5.00 per day, Children under 12,with parent, free. For More info contact: Sandy Ackerman Klinger 607-748-1010 1-6PM. All Firearms Sales or transactions require, by law, a NICS background check and must be conducted through available dealers only, inside the hall. NO private sales or trades or barters of firearms are permitted. Sponsored by NYS Arms Collectors Association.

FOSTER PARENT MEETING SARATOGA COUNTY - A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on January 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM 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 in Spring, 2017. Please contact Kari Carroll or Stacey McVaigh at (518) 884-4157 for more info.

GERSHWIN DINNER THEATRE BURNT HILLS ORATORIO SOCIETY CAPITAL DISTRICT - Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the timeless music of George Gershwin performed by the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society. Scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017, experience the fun of a cabaret dinner theatre. Set in the elegant Vista Ballroom, Van Patten

Golf Club, Clifton Park, this great night-out begins with a sumptuous dinner (6:00pm) and cash bar (5:30pm). The performance starts at 7:00pm. The chorus will be accompanied by a four-piece jazz combo. Seating is limited. The last day to purchase tickets is January 27. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.BHOS.us or call (518) 416-4060.

BRIAN ZAPEL DANCE CLIFTON PARK - On the last Sunday of every month Brian Zapel holds a dance at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. The next dance will be Sunday, January 29, at 7 pm. The cost is $5 per person at the door. Come and enjoy this wonderful evening of dancing and entertainment. This event is open to the public.

CAREGIVER TRAINING SCOTIA - The Joan Nicole Prince Home, a community home for the terminally ill, is offering caregiver training to the community and to potential volunteers. Utilize the Home’s experience and reputation to learn “hands-on” caregiving skills. Compassionate and caring individuals needed to assist with resident caregiving in a beautiful homelike environment. The Home is looking for individuals wishing to “make a difference” by caring for people who lack the support and options to remain at home during their final days. Volunteers are needed to help provide care to two residents in their last months of life. Training and ongoing support is provided for JNP Home Volunteers. Volunteer Training Program will be held at the JNP Home on: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00PM-9:00 PM (pre-registration requested). Please bring a bag lunch. For more information or to register please call 346-5471 or email: volcoorjnp@ nycap.rr.com

AARP TAXAIDE SERVICES CAPITAL DISTRICT - The AARP TaxAide program will begin 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 from February 1 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.


Bulletin Board 41ST ANNUAL ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE SARATOGA COUNTY - The Southern Saratoga County Woman’s Club will host its 41st Annual Antique Show & Sale on Sunday Feb 5, from 10 to 4 at Shenendehowa High School East, Rt 146, Clifton Park. Admission is $3, children under 12 free. Sixty quality dealers. Refreshments available. Show proceeds for the Club’s scholarships and projects, focusing on Ronald McDonald House of Albany, food pantries, youth services, and working with CAPTAIN of Shenendehowa. The main project this year is supporting Ronald McDonald House of Albany by regularly preparing meals for the nearly 50 residents in the three-house complex in Albany, providing items from their wish list such as snack packs and quick meal items and collecting pop-tops for their recycling fund raising. Other Club projects included Adopt a Family for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Adopt-a-Roadside twice a year, providing two scholarships for High school seniors from Shenendehowa, sponsoring contests in art, crafts and writing for students, and making year-end donations to pantries and other charities. For information about the Show call 371-9651, about the Club call 877-5514.

FREE ONE HOUR TRAINING IN HEROIN/OPIOID OVERDOSE PREVENTION SARATOGA SPRINGS - You Can Save A Life! A class is offered every month: 4pm-5pm, Saratoga Springs Library. Susman Room - Tuesday, February 14th; Glasby Room - Tuesday, March 14th. Learn the signs and symptoms of heroin and opioid overdose. • Learn how to use NARCAN nasal spray to respond to an overdose situation. • Receive a FREE Naloxone (NARCAN) kit to carry and use. To register or for more info. contact: The Prevention Council at 581-1230 Ext. 3632. or ccfw-pfs@ preventioncouncil.org. Walk-ins welcome. For other NARCAN training dates contact Project Safe Point of Catholic Charities at 449-3581 Ext. 130.

KIWANIS PRESENTS A COMMUNITY MIXER CLIFTON PARK - Mingle with your neighbors, have refreshments, talk about community service, and have fun! Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Join your neighbors at Spare Time Entertainment Clifton Park (located at 1668 Route 9). All participants will receive one free $5 Game Zone card. Appetizers will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase. Bowling will be available.Meet people who are interested in giving back to their communities through a community service organization.

TOWN OF HALFMOON WINTER CAMP HALFMOON - Need something for your kids to do over February break? Come join us for our WINTER CAMP, where each day is a New Adventure!!! Winter Camp will run February 21st-24th from 8:30am– 3:30pm at the Town Hall (no transportation will be provided to and from camp). The cost is $130.00 per child. The cost will cover a daily activity and lunch. This program is available for all youths grades 1-8 (minimum of 20 participants to run program). Please feel free to call the Recreation office with any questions. Registration will take place from January 9th to February 10th in the Recreation office. Please check the website for the registration form and brochure.

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

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 at-


Bulletin Board tend 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 will be available on January 3, 2017, and may be obtained 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 electronically. For more information, please contact Mary Duclos at duclosfol@gmail.com.

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

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 barneb@sage.edu for more information. Free early drop off and late pick up available.

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, fourperson 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 info@iccralbany.org

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, starting February 7. 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 musicmaking, learning, and fun. Go to www.BHOS.us or call (518) 416-4060 to learn more. Walk ins welcome.

SARATOGA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL EXHIBITION AT THE GALLERY AT THE CLIFTON PARK-HALFMOON PUBLIC LIBRARY CLIFTON PARK - The Saratoga County Arts Council “Art in Public Places” Exhibition will be on display for the month of January in the 2nd floor Gallery at the Library. This month will feature works by Sharon Miller and photography by the Schenectady Photo Society.

JANUARY COMPUTER CLASSES CLIFTON PARK - At Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Start the New Year off right by learning to use the device you got for Christmas! Check out iPad for Beginners being offered this week. Other computer classes this January include Intro to Facebook, Using an Android, Photo Transfer: Phone to PC and many more! For a complete listing including dates, times and class descriptions, please visit www.cphlibrary.org. Registration is required for all computer classes.

ROGER TINCKNELL FAMILY CONCERT IN HONOR OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CLIFTON PARK - January 16 at 11am at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Join us for an interactive concert cel-


Bulletin Board ebrating the civil rights movement and cultural diversity through music and stories about important historical figures. For families with children ages 2 and up; no registration required.

PAINT & SIP HOT CHOCOLATE CLIFTON PARK - January 16 at 2pm at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Paint on canvas while you sip on hot chocolate! Pick an image from an art book to recreate, or express yourself by painting anything that comes to mind. For teens in grades 6-12; please register online or by calling the Library at 371-8622.

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: GUIDED MEDITATION CLIFTON PARK - January 17 at 7pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help you reduce stress, get recharged and experience improved overall physical health. Led by Certified Stress Management Coach Michael Fuselli. Beginners welcome, registration required.

GROWING UP WITH MOTHER GOOSE CLIFTON PARK - January 18 at 6:30pm at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Discover and celebrate Mother Goose through rhyme and song. Enjoy simple, traditional activities, pick up some handouts, and even enter a raffle! Family fun for children ages 2-5 with an adult; registration is NOT required. Light refreshments will be served.

MAKER STEM FOR KIDS CLIFTON PARK - January 19 at 4:15pm at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Experiment, build and create as you discover some basic science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles. This week’s theme: The Science of Sound. For students in grades 3-5. Registration begins January 12 online, in-person or by calling the Library at 371-8622.

SCRATCH CAMP FOR BEGINNERS CLIFTON PARK -January 19 at 4:15pm at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. This class will motivate students in grades 3-5 for further learning through playful experimentation and project creation using Scratch -- a computer programming language that makes it easy to design your own creations and share them on the web. Registration is required; please register online or by calling the Library at 371-8622.

INTRODUCTION TO HOMEBREWING CLIFTON PARK - January 19 at 6pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Join the DIY revolution! Members of the Saratoga Thoroughbrews will present information and a demonstration on brewing your beer from home. Please register online, in-person or by calling the Library at 371-8622.

JOURNALING WRITING WORKSHOP CLIFTON PARK - Thursdays at 6:30pm, January 19 through February 9 at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Whether it’s in a notebook, blog or sketchpad, journaling can help you lead a whole and fulfilling life, as well as be a way to keep track of goals, your life activities, and dreams. Many writers use journaling to inspire their fiction and memoirs. In this four-part series, award-winning author, Janine De Tillio Cammarata will explore the many different ways to journal. Registration is for all four sessions. Please register online, in-person or by calling the library at 371-8622.

SCRABBLE & CHESS NIGHT CLIFTON PARK - January 19 at 6:30pmat Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. Come out for an evening of word-building fun playing Scrabble® or a challenging game of chess with your friends and neighbors. Anyone age 17 and up is welcome to come. Registration is requested for this program and can be made online, in-person or by phoning the Library at 371-8622.

WORLD LANGUAGE STORY TIME: RUSSIAN CLIFTON PARK - January 20 at 10am at Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library. This international story time will include stories and songs in Russian and English with staff librarian Mrs. Marina, plus a craft. No previous exposure to Russian needed, come and enjoy! For children ages 3 and up accompanied by an adult; no registration required.

CPH LIBRARY CODE CREW CLIFTON PARK - Fridays at 4:15pm, January 20 through March 3 at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Join us for a seven-week after school club coding project. We will use Scratch to create an informational, educational tool for the public to use to learn more about what the CPH Library has to offer. Participants will work in teams using programming skills, team work, and a project management process. For students in grades 5-8; must commit to all seven weeks. Please register online, in-person or by calling the Library at 371-8622.

WAGGING THEIR TAILS FOR TALES: READING THERAPY DOGS CLIFTON PARK - January 21 at 11am at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Help your children gain more confidence in their reading abilities and improve their reading skills with this special therapy dog program in the Children’s Library. Children build confidence from the experience and are encouraged to continue with their reading at home. For children entering grades 1-4. Limited 15-minute appointments are available by calling the Youth Services Department at 371-8622.


Bulletin Board SONNY & PERLEY: THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, INTERNATIONAL CABARET AND BOSSA NOVA CLIFTON PARK - January 22 at 2pm at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. Sonny and Perley interpret and perform material from the Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age, International Cabaret, and Bossa Nova in their own unique artistic style! Registration is required.

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 stepatnfec@ yahoo.com,web: www.stepup-nfec.org; FACEBOOK or call (518) 374.5116 STEP: “SUCCESS THROUGH EQUINES & PEOPLE!”

CARE LINKS OF SOUTHERN SARATOGA CO. YOUR NEIGHBOR CAN HELP YOU STAY IN YOUR HOME SARATOGA COUNTY - Are you finding that it is harder to see other people during the winter? Would it help to have someone pay a friendly visit to make these days go by faster? Is it difficult to do your own shopping? Care Links’ volunteers welcome the opportunity to visit, help with grocery shopping, or do simple chores. Everyone in the program enjoys making a contribution by helping others out. Call 399-3262 to find out how the free services of this program can make your life easier with many different services.

FREE EXERCISE PROGRAM FOR SENIORS SARATOGA COUNTY - Would you like to increase your strength, flexibility, and balance while decreasing your risk of falls and broken bones? The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Saratoga County’s Office for the Aging sponsors Osteoporosis Prevention Exercise Classes throughout Saratoga County for people over 50. This low impact program can help improve your health and well being and you can have fun while you’re at it! Classes meet at least twice a week and weights are provided. Locations include Ballston Spa, Malta, Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Wilton, Schuylerville, Greenfield Center, South Glens Falls, Hadley and Corinth. For information about how to jump start your New Year call Jen Buscema at 884-4110.

IF YOU CAN STAND THE HEAT ... SARATOGA COUNTY - Then become a Kitchen Helper for The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Saratoga County’s Office for the Aging! If you are over the age of 55, love working with seniors, and enjoy prepping and serving food, then this unique volunteer opportunity is for you!

Kitchen Helpers assist with meal preparation and serving for the Senior Nutrition Program in locations throughout Saratoga County. Training is provided, hours are flexible, and volunteers can assist Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. Please contact Jen Buscema at 884-4110 if you are interested in lending a helping hand!

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 518-670-2985, 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


Bulletin Board 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.

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: cmc.afg.123@gmail.com

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 @ tom.stephany@gmail.com.

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

AL-ANON MEETINGS

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.

HALFMOON - If you are affected by a loved ones’ drinking or substance abuse, Al-Anon can help restore your sanity.

BALLSTON LAKE – The Clifton Park Elks Lodge hold bingo

ELKS THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO


Bulletin Board 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 stu-

dents. 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 shenelfproject@gmail.com

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 lo-


Bulletin Board cated 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 momember@yahoo.

com 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 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 catalesrescue@gmail.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.

ENJOY READING? VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO NIGHT 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


Bulletin Board 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 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 2377370 or visit gracewaterford.org.

SILICONES RETIREES CLUB 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.

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL FOOD PANTRY 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.

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.

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


Bulletin Board 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 lwvsaratoga@aol.com 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/

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.

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.

NEED HEALTH INSURANCE

EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY

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!

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.

PROGRAM TO ASSIST LOW INCOME VETERANS

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

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


Bulletin Board 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.

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


Bulletin Board 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 animalovers@empireone.net. 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 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 1-800992-9392, e-mail info@stutteringhelp.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 792-6545.

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


Bulletin Board 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 elderconnection@seniorservicesofalbany.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 catalesrescue@gmail.com

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