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Bulletin Board Annual Harvest Roast Beef Dinner STILLWATER – The Women’s Association of Stillwater United Church, 747 Hudson Avenue (just beyond the Blockhouse) is holding its Annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday, October 18 from 5-6:30pm in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Menu includes family-style servings of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, winter squash, coleslaw, rolls, pie and beverage. Takeouts are available. Cost: $10 Adults; $5 Ages 5-10; Under 5 Free. For advanced tickets contact the church office at 664-7984. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. The historic designated church is handicapped accessible. (P)

provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air children experience simple pleasures like running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies and creating memories that last a lifetime. Through the eyes of Fresh Air children, families often rediscover the beauty of their own communities. For more information on how you can sign up to become a volunteer host next summer, please contact Lisa Bladecki at 603-387-1870 or The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003. Additionally, you can find more information online at www.freshair.org (P)

Annual Harvest Dinner CAPITAL REGION – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness organization is looking for Board Members. Joseph Michael Kolarcik Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides financial assistance to families of stillborn and unexpected infant loss. Please come join us and help make a difference. Contact Cynthia at 518-878-9000 or visit online at www.jmkf.org. JMKF breaking the silence and remembering our Angels. (P)

BALLSTON LAKE – Christ the Savior Parish, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, is having its annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 13. Menu to include soups, stuffed cabbage, chicken moule’, coke roast, roasted potatoes, green beans, dessert, and beverages. Cost is $10 adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for those ages 6-12, and free for children under 5. Dinners will be served from 4-6:30pm on a first-come, first-served basis. Take-outs are available. For further information, call 363-0001. (P)

34th Annual Holiday Craft Fair & More

Falling Leaves 5K

Organization Seeks Board Members

BURNT HILLS – O’Rourke Middle School, 173 Lake Hill Rd., will hold its Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 3, from 10am-4pm. Over 60 crafters and artists will be selling a wide variety of handmade items including country primitives, photography, textiles, gourmet food items, baskets, repurposed-upcycled items, candles, and much more! A FREE Book Exchange (bring one, take one) for preschoolers through teens will take place from 12-3pm, Storytelling and Book Signing by local children’s authors and a Make-It & Take-It activity from 1-3pm. Bring an old t-shirt to recycle as a book tote! Food concessions available; admission is free! (P)

BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa United Methodist Church will be hosting the 6th annual Falling Leaves 5K and Kids Fun Run on October 13. This is a fun, family friendly event that starts and ends at Kelley Park in downtown Ballston Spa. Information about the race including the course, start times and location, and links to online and paper registration may be found on the Church website www.ballstonspaumchurch. org. All the proceeds from this event will be donated to local charities including the Ballston Spa Clergy Association and the BSUMC food pantry. All registered participants will be eligible for a drawing of prizes including gift certificates to local restaurants, hotels, inns, and gift shops. (P)

Thank You for 136 Summers of Fresh Air Fun

Halloween Parade & Costume Judging

CAPITAL REGION – The Fresh Air Fund celebrated its 136th summer of serving New York City children! Thank you to all our dedicated host families for opening your hearts and homes to a New York City child. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has

GREENWICH – The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce announces its 21st annual Halloween Parade & Costume Judging on Sunday, October 28. Participants should plan to gather at 1pm at the corner of Washington Street and Main Street. The parade


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Bulletin Board will march along Main Street to Academy Street and the parking lot of the Town of Greenwich building at 2 Academy St., where judging will be held. Everyone gets a treat for marching in the parade. Candy & a participant ribbon will be given to all participants and judging will take place in five categories: The Best Dressed Pet, The Most Original, The Funniest, The Scariest, and The Best Group. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second & third place winners in each category. The Best in Parade will be chosen as the winner of the $100 prize, presented by the Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The parade is brought to you by the sponsorship of many Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce members. For information call: 518-692-7979. (P)

Drive-thru Chicken Dinner ALPLAUS – On Friday, October 19 the Alplaus UM Church and Alplaus FD Auxiliary are sponsoring a drive-thru Chicken Dinner beginning at 4:30pm until 7pm or sold out. Held at the Alplaus Firehouse on corner of Alplaus Ave. and Bruce Drive. Half-chicken, two sides, cornbread and dessert for $10. Catered by Shane’s Rib Shack of Clifton Park. Pre-sale tickets are recommended and available by calling Shawna at 399-0490 or the church at 399-6000. (P)

Barn Dance CHARLTON – Time for a hoedown! A fun-filled night for the whole family! Bring your friends, family and neighbors. All ages welcome. No experience necessary, all dances will be taught. Enjoy an age-old tradition of a community dance, with simple, easy-to-learn circles, squares and contra dances. Come do-si-do! Sat., October 27, 7-9:30pm at Harmony Hall, 1401 Peaceable St. (corner Rte. 67 & Peaceable), Charlton. Live toetapping music by TuneFolk & Friends with caller Paul Rosenberg. Admission: $5; Children ages 6-12: $1. For more information, 384-3275 or www.tunefolk.com (P)

Ham Dinner & Bake Sale WEST CHARLTON – West Charlton United Presbyterian Church will host a Ham Dinner & Bake Sale on Saturday, October 20 from 3:30-6:30pm. Eat in or take out available. Tickets: $10; available pre-sale or at the door. West Charlton United Presbyterian Church

is located at the corner of Routes 67 & 147 in West Charlton. (P)

2013 Entertainment Books Available QUEENSBURY – The Queensbury VFW Ladies Auxiliary is selling 2013 Entertainment books for a fundraiser. The cost of the books is a great buy at $30! They are full of discounts on dining, travel, entertainment, car rental, hotel, cruises, etc. The books will be on sale from now through December 7. The proceeds of this fundraiser will go to help our deployed service men and women, veterans and their families. You can purchase your book by calling Lynne Loga at 796-7942. Thank you for your support. (P)

Food for Fines to Benefit Local Food Pantry CLIFTON PARK – In support of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library is again sponsoring Food for Fines. For each non-perishable, non-expired food item brought in from Saturday, October 27-Sunday, November 4, 2012 to the Circulation Desk, the library will forgive one overdue fine on returned Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library materials. More than one food item may be donated per person; for each donated food item, the overdue fine for one returned library item will be forgiven. Amnesty does not apply to library materials that have been lost or those belonging to other libraries. The food items will be donated to Captain’s food pantry: for more information about CAPTAIN visit http://www.captainyfs.org Donations must take place in person during regular library hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm; Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm. Previously opened or glass items will not be accepted. No items will be accepted through the book drop. (P)

Empty Stocking Project Begins SARATOGA – The Saratoga County Children’s Committee is a nonprofit organization that helps children and families in Saratoga County. The Empty Stocking Project provides holiday gifts and necessities to about 1000 children and teens each year. Generous people and organizations sponsor a child by purchasing gifts from the child’s “wish list”. If you are willing to sponsor a child or for more information please call Kathy Kelly


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Bulletin Board at 399-6629 or leave a voice message at 448-5120. Cash donations are also accepted and may be sent to The Saratoga County Children’s Committee, P.O. Box 1254, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. (P)

Pub Night SARATOGA SPRINGS – On Friday, October 12, starting at 5pm, Saratoga Springs Knights of Columbus Executive Chef Bill Joubert will host a “Pub Night” with net proceeds to benefit the Building Fund. Menu: Baby Back Ribs; Angus Rib Eye Steaks; Haddock Francaise with Angel Hair Pasta; and Mixed Kabobs. Saratoga Springs K of C is located at 50 Pine Road (intersection of Pine Road & Route 29) in Saratoga Springs. Come join us for another night of great food and fun. (P)

Ghosts & Legends of Saratoga County & Beyond BALLSTON SPA/SARATOGA COUNTY – Brookside, home of the Saratoga County Historical Society, invites you to “Ghosts & Legends of Saratoga County and Beyond,” on Saturday, October 20 from 6:309pm. Looking for something fun and exciting to do this Halloween season? Come to Brookside as Glory Haunt Hounds and Rev. Tim Shaw present “Chilling Tales of NYS Haunts” and “Ghosts and Legends of Saratoga County and Beyond!” followed by ‘Spooky’ Storytelling by horror author, Miranda Doerfler. Tickets are only $10 and all proceeds benefit Brookside. Tickets available online from brooksidemuseum.org. The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside is located at 6 Charlton Street in Ballston Spa. For more information, please visit brooksidemuseum.org or call 518.885.4000. (P)

Very Grave Indeed BALLSTON SPA – Brookside, home of the Saratoga County Historical Society, invites you to learn about local historic cemeteries at Very Grave Indeed on October 21 from 2-4pm. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the many facets of historic cemeteries and the stories and resources they offer. Presenters will share information on causes of death, funeral and burial customs of the 19th century, gravestone cleaning methods and materials, and using information gleaned from cemeteries to research family trees and local history. Cost of this program is $20

per person ($15 for SCHS members). Pre-registration is required by October 19 for this popular class. Please contact Anne Clothier at 885-4000 or aclothier@ brooksidemuseum.org for more information or to register. (P)

Roast Beef Dinner SARATOGA – Saratoga Springs United Methodist men present a Roast Beef Dinner on Sat., October 13 from 4-6:30pm, at 175 Fifth Ave. (off Northway Exit 14, right across from BOCES Meyers Center). Free will offering taken (donate what you can). Menu: Roast beef w/ gravy, mashed Idaho potatoes, fresh carrots with honey glaze, fresh garden salad, homemade rolls, ice cream. All proceeds to benefit the mission programs of the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Men. (P)

Pancake Breakfast BALLSTON LAKE – The Knights of Columbus Council 6862 will hold an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 13 from 8-11am at Our Lady of Grace Church, 73 Midline Rd., Ballston Lake. Cost is $7 per person; $25 per family; children under 5 Free. (P)

Hunger Games Tribute MECHANICVILLE – Join the Mechanicville District Public Library on October 31 to select one brave man or woman to represent the Library as this year’s tribute. The tribute will receive a full set of The Hunger Games novels by Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games 2-disc DVD set. Effie Trinket, Glimmer, and Clove will be portrayed by Library staff. Participants buy lottery tickets (called tesserae), on sale now. The Reaping Ceremony will take place at 6pm sharp. Note: No actual Hunger Games will occur! Contact the library at 664-4646 or http://www.meclib.sals.edu/ with questions. (P)

Harvest Event & Haunted Hayride WILTON – Come to Operation Adopt A Soldier, Inc.’s Annual Harvest Event and Haunted Hayride at Gavin Park, Wilton, 10 Lewis Drive, Saratoga/Wilton, on October 19-20 and October 26-27, Rain or Shine! Times are 5-10pm each day (with 5-6pm for the “Little Screamers”). Cost for the Haunted Hayride is $8 and $5 for under 10 years old. On October 19-20


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Bulletin Board ONLY in the gym, there will a kid’s Costume Judging, a Bounce House, Refreshments, and Games for the kids. The Haunted Hayride is on both October 19-20 and October 26-27. All proceeds to benefit Operation Adopt A Soldier, Inc., 4281 Route 50, Saratoga/ Wilton, NY. For more info, call 587-8010 or 232-4526, or email operationadoptasoldier2003@yahoo.com. (P)

Costume Drive WILTON – For the second year in a row, Comic Depot in Wilton Mall and Franklin Community Center are working together to help local families get the costumes they need. The costume collaboration allows donors to drop off gently-used costumes to pass on the Halloween spirit, or folks can even purchase new costumes to donate. Costumes can be donated during mall hours at Comic Depot (near the Ruby Tuesday entrance) until Saturday, October 13. Franklin Community Center will distribute vouchers to the families they serve, giving them an opportunity to peruse the costumes before Halloween to see if they can find the perfect fit. For more information, visit www.franklincommunitycenter.org or http://www. comicdepotllc.com/ (P)

Fall Children’s Consignment Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Katrina Trask Cooperative Nursery School in Saratoga Springs will be holding its Fall Children’s Consignment Sale on October 12 and 13 at the American Legion, 34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Hours: Fri., October 12, 3-8pm; Half-Price sale: Saturday, October 13, 9am-1pm. Items for sale include: Children’s fall/winter clothing (sizes infant to sz. 10), kids’ gear (car seats, strollers, high chairs, etc.), furniture (cribs, toddler beds, changing tables, etc.), kids sports equipment (trikes/bikes and small play equipment), toys, puzzles and games; kids’ books and DVDs, maternity and nursing wear. For more information: email to ktconsignmentsale@yahoo.com or visit www.ktnurseryschool.org. (P)

Sausage, Bagels and more. Share a meal with members of your faith community and neighbors. All are welcome! (P)

Roast Pork Harvest Supper MALTA RIDGE – The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church will hold a Roast Pork Supper on Saturday, October 20, at the Church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension, in Malta Ridge. The menu will feature roast pork, mashed potatoes with gravy, Nellie’s baked beans, squash, applesauce, homemade rolls and homemade apple and pumpkin pies for dessert. Eat-in or take-out is available from 4-6:30pm. Donation is $9 for adults, $8 seniors, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under age 6. Tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 581-0210. (P)

Deceased Veterans Ceremony SARATOGA COUNTY – The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors and the Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency will be holding their monthly deceased Veterans ceremony at 2:30pm on Tuesday, October 16, at the County Building in Ballston Spa. This month’s honoree is Joseph A. Gamache, a U.S. Army Veteran from the Town of Saratoga. The Saratoga County Office Building is located at 40 McMaster Street, Ballston Spa. (P)

MOMS Club of BH-BL Open House BALLSTON LAKE – The MOMS Club of Burnt HillsBallston Lake will be hosting an Open House at The Wonder Room (896 Saratoga Road, Ballston Lake) on Wednesday, October 24, from 3-5pm for interested mothers and their children. Come learn more about our group while enjoying our Halloween costume party and seasonal craft free of charge. Contact us at 631-4633 or MOMSClubBurntHills@gmail.com for more information. (P)

Pancake Breakfast

The Contenders Revealed

ROUND LAKE – Pancake Breakfast Sunday, October 21, from 8:30-noon, at Corpus Christi Church Hall, 2001 Route 9 (Exit 10). Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the cost is $6 per adult, $3 for children ages 4-12, and littler ones free! Come enjoy Pancakes, Eggs,

CLIFTON PARK – The Two Towns-One Book book selection committee read the top 20 selections this summer and narrowed the choices to five finalists. Now you decide which book will be our second community-wide read! Tues., October 16, 5-7pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Program Rooms A-D.


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Bulletin Board GLENVILLE – “Who is Kateri Tekekwitha” a presentation by Beth Lynch on Thursday, October 11, 7pm, in the Flicker Room of Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville. All are welcome. (P)

October 19, noon-1pm. What was the “end game” against Hitler’s war machine really like in Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia? Find out at the Saratoga Springs Public Library! “Roll Me Over” by Ray Gantter, is the memoir of the last hard slog of the European Theater in all its boredom, discomfort, frustration, horror, and terror. Nephew, Steve Trimm, will read excerpts from Gantter’s remarkable book. This program is free of charge. Registration not necessary. For details contact the Library at 518-584-7860 or www. sspl.org. The Saratoga Springs Public Library is located at 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. (P)

Open House at Waterford Library

Preschool Story & Art Program

WATERFORD – The Board of Trustees and Staff of the Waterford Public Library cordially invite the community to view our recently remodeled interior during an Open House on Saturday, October 20. Please plan on joining us to rediscover the wide variety of services and materials available at your local library. Refreshments will be available along with a take home craft project for children. Open House hours will be 12-3pm. For complete information, please visit our library webpage at http://waterfordlibrary.net or call 237-0891. (P)

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Preschool Story and Art Program is back at the Saratoga Springs Public Library! Children ages 42 months to 5 years will enjoy engaging stories and a new hands-on craft each week. Register your child for a session: Tuesdays at 10:15-10:45am or Wednesdays 2-2:30pm from October 16 through November 7. This program is free of charge. For more details or to register, contact the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 518-584-7860 opt 3 or visit www.sspl.org. The Saratoga Springs Public Library is located at 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. (P)

Copies of the five books will be available to borrow or to purchase, courtesy of East Line Books. Food provided by local businesses. Registration recommended. Visit the Calendar of Events at www.cphlibrary.org to register. (P)

Who is Kateri Tekekwitha?

Operation SAFE CHILD Event CLIFTON PARK – Christ Community Reformed Church (CCRC) and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office will offer an Operation SAFE CHILD event on Saturday, October 27, from 10am-4pm at CCRC, 1010 Rt. 146, Clifton Park, just west of the Shenendehowa School Campus. Operation SAFE CHILD is a free public safety initiative of the NYS Sheriffs’ Association and the sheriffs of NYS. The event, which is open to the general public, is an opportunity for parents to have Operation SAFE CHILD identification cards made for their children between the ages of 1 and 17 yrs. A card is created for each child in a couple of minutes and includes a photograph, index fingerprints, a physical description, date of birth, and any medical conditions. Visit www.nysheriffs.org/safechild. For additional information please contact Mark Anderson, 7299474; manderson@nysheriffs.org (P)

A Soldier’s Story SARATOGA SPRINGS – A Soldier’s Story-From The Battle Of The Bulge To The Fall Of The Third Reich; Friday,

Christmas Around the World 2012 SO. GLENS FALLS – The Parks Bentley Place at 53 Ferry Blvd, SGF will again present Christmas Around the World. This year it will feature exhibits and discussions of Christmas celebrations in the countries of Poland, the Netherlands and the state of Hawaii, also featured will be Shalako a harvest festival unique to the Zuni Pueblo of northwestern New Mexico. This years’ presentation will also spotlight the Customs of Christmas, which will examine the origins of wreaths, carols, trees and Santa Clause and how the customs are similar or different in various areas of the world. If you belong to a civic organization or group that would like this unique one-hour presentation, Parks Bentley Place has slots available on December 5, 6 & 7 and 10,11 & 12 at 1pm or 2:30pm. The cost is $1 per person attending. To schedule your visit, please call or e-mail Nancy Purinton at 761-0514 or purintonn@verizon.net. If you are unable to come as a group, the Parks Bentley Place Open House, featuring these exhibits will be on Saturday, December 8 from 11am-2pm. (P)


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Bulletin Board “It’s a sign of the times…”

All About Bluebirds and More

MECHANICVILLE – It’s not just a sign of the times … but the sign of the times for the Mechanicville Public Library, with your help. The Library Friends are collecting for an electronic sign to be placed in front of the library to keep everyone updated on library activities. Show your support and come to the library and make a donation of $1 or more, and sign a tag to be added to our sign wall. Make more than one donation and sign a tag for family members, aunt Grace who always read to you, your favorite teacher, memorials to friends and family no longer with us, and don’t forget those loyal family pets that love to sit on your lap while you read! Please help us fill our wall and have the sign ready and up for the end of construction! (P)

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Come and join us at Saratoga Springs Public Library on Thurs., October 18 from noon-1pm, to learn more about New York’s official state bird from a true expert! John Rogers, a recognized authority on bluebird conservation, will present a program on bluebirds and share his passion for the natural world. The presentation will include the Eastern bluebird’s life history, nest box management, other birds that nest in bluebird boxes, and more. This program is free of charge. Registration not necessary. For details contact the Library at 518-584-7860 or www.sspl.org. (P)

Veteran’s Day Concert - Warrior Songs CLIFTON PARK – Christ Community Reformed Church, 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park, is hosting a Veteran’s Day Concert, on Sunday, November 11 from 4-5:30pm. Jason Moon an Iraq War Veteran and Singer/Songwriter shares the story of his journey from combat to healing using music, wisdom, humor and truth. This performance is free and open to all. Donations to Jason’s not-for-profit Warrior Songs will graciously be accepted http://warriorsongs.org. Light refreshments will follow the performance. For more information call Paula Griffin at (518) 878-8579. (P)

Third Thursday Art Walk GLENS FALLS – Carolyn Justice’s Pastel Class Art Exhibit and Opening Reception and Party, Third Thursday Art Walk in Glens Falls, 6 Pine Street Gallery (off Glen at the phone company building), October 18 from 5-8pm. Plenty of Free parking! (P)

20-20-20 and Body Basics for Weight Loss MALTA – Join us at the Malta Community Center for these 2 new fitness classes that run Thursdays for 4 weeks each from October 18-November 8. The 20-2020 class is from 9-10am incorporating cardio, strength, and flexibility; and Body Basics is from 10-11am and includes tips and strategies you can fit into your daily life. Please call Malta Community Center for registration information 899-4411. (P)

Election Day Take Out Dinner & Bake Sale WATERFORD – Election Day Take Out Dinner & Bake Sale from 9am-6:30pm at Waterford United Methodist Church, 126 Middletown Road in Waterford. Goulash Chili or Pasta Fagioli. Cost: $4 (includes bread & butter). (P)

Basket Party CLIFTON PARK – The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, will hold their annual Basket Party on October 14 at 1:30pm. This is a Chinese auction of themed baskets with door prizes, sandwiches, and desserts. Tickets can be purchased at the Center for $6 and include ten auction tickets! For more information, please contact the Center at 383-1343. This event is open to the public. (P)

Scholarship Contests for Students QUEENSBURY – Every year the VFW and the Queensbury Ladies Auxiliary hold two scholarship contests for students. The first is Patriot’s Pen, an essay contest for students in grades 6 thru 8. The theme for this year is “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers”. The essay has to be between 300 and 400 words, no more no less. Students can win a check for up to $5,000 and a paid trip to Washington, D.C. if they go to the National level. The second contest is Voice Of Democracy, an audio/essay contest for students in grades 9 thru 12. This year’s theme “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Students can win a scholarship of up to $30,000 and a paid trip to Washington if they go to


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Bulletin Board the National level. This is a 3 to 5 minute essay on a standard cassette tape or CD. Prizes also awarded for winners in post to district to state levels ending up with National’s in Washington. These contests are open to all students enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home schooled program. The deadline to submit entries is November 1, 2012 to the post to be judged at the first level. Students can obtain an entry by calling 796-7942 or emailing mybuddy2454@ hotmail.com Entries and additional information can be downloaded from the VFW website at vfw.org/ community/programs Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Queensbury VFW, ATTN: Lynne Loga, 32 Luzerne Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. (P)

An Afternoon with Jon Katz CLIFTON PARK – The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will host a special evening with New York Times bestselling author, Jon Katz on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7pm. Join crowd favorite, Jon Katz, as he discusses his latest book, Dancing Dogs, a book of short stories. Jon has warmed our spirits with enchanting tales and keen observations of his animal menagerie—the dogs, sheep, chickens, and other residents of Bedlam Farm. Books will be available for sale at the program by East Line Books. Registration is recommended; stop by the Welcome Desk or phone the Library at 371-8622. (P)

Knitting, Crocheting and More CLIFTON PARK – Interested in meeting other hand crafters and having time to just sit down and knit? Crocheters, quilters and needle workers are also welcome! Adults and young people in grades six and older are invited to attend the Knitting, Crocheting and More Club on Tuesday, October 23 from 6-8pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, led by library staff. This is an informal, once a month program to practice knitting. Next month’s meeting date is Tuesday, November 27. Light refreshments will be served. Please call the Library at 371-8622 for additional information and to register. (P)

Parenting Insights: Build-A-Genius, Cont. CLIFTON PARK – Join Colleen Carroll, EdD for the program Parenting Insights: Build-A-Genius, Continued

at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30-8pm. Parents will discover methods to enhance their child’s thinking and learning skills, and learn ways to make them fun and easily incorporated into everyday life. Attendance at the first session not required; those who did attend will learn new strategies as we delve deeper into the details and value of family goal-setting. Resources and materials for further information will be provided. A drawing will be held for a free consultation with the presenter. Registration is requested. Register online, at the Welcome Desk or call the library at 371-8622. (P)

Protecting Yourself from America’s Fastest Growing Crime CLIFTON PARK – Maurice Padula from the NYS Attorney General’s Office will present an informational workshop identifying exactly what constitutes identity theft, exposes the different tactics used to steal an identity, and provides critical resources to minimize risk of becoming a victim on Thursday, October 25 at 2pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Registration is requested. Register online, at the Welcome Desk or call the library at 371-8622. (P)

Remembering the Dearly Departed CLIFTON PARK – Clifton Park Town Historian John Scherer will take a look at death during the 19th century in Clifton Park at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Friday, October 26. The residents of this era looked at death in a much different light than our present generation. Funeral customs and rituals, ghost stories, gravestone symbolism, and cemetery designs all reflected Victorian beliefs. The Friday Morning-Free-ForAll begins at 10:30am. All are welcome to this drop-in program; no registration required. Light refreshments are served. For more information, please call the Library at 371-8622. (P)

Therapy Dog Program CLIFTON PARK – Reading to Therapy Dogs will be held Sunday, October 28 from 2-3pm at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, upstairs in the Children’s Library. Children can read to the therapy dogs for 15-minutes, in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. Children build confidence from the expe-


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Bulletin Board rience and are encouraged to continue with their reading at home. Limited appointments are available, call the Youth Services Department at 3718622. (P)

Adirondack Family Time SARATOGA SPRINGS – Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, will host an interactive back-to-nature program for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Sat., October 13 from 1-2pm. Diane will show scenes of kid friendly Adirondack places to visit and suggested activities, and then follow up with audience participation games suitable for the great outdoors. Children will practice knot tying and learn how to make an improvised shelter. This program is free of charge. No registration necessary. For details contact the Library at 518-584-7860 or www.sspl.org (P)

The Book Inside You SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Book Inside You – How To Get It Out: Thursday, October 18 6:30-8:30pm. This workshop at Saratoga Springs Public Library includes tips on writing, promoting, and producing your book via Indies and self-pub­ lishing. There will be handouts on the Seven “P’s” of Promotion and Calendar Road Map to Success, leaving room for Q&A at the end. Barbara M. Traynor resides in Slingerlands, is a self-published author of two books, experienced facilitator of self-publishing workshops, and expert nationwide volunteer. This program is free of charge. Registration not necessary. For details contact the Library at 518-584-7860 or www.sspl.org. (P)

Saturday Scene presents Tony Belle CHESTERTOWN – The North Country Arts Center presents a demonstration by wood carver, Tony Belle. Tony will demonstrate his carving at the Saturday Scene event on Saturday, October 13 from 1-3pm at the Art in Chestertown Gallery, 6378 State Route 9, Chestertown. Tony Belle attended the American Wood Carving School in Wayne, New Jersey. He enjoys relief carving and painting. For Saturday Scene on October 13, he will be creating a relief carving of a sea captain. North Country Arts Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and emerging local artists. Info: www.northcountry-

artscenter.org or (518) 803-4034. (P)

Twilight Cemetery Tour SARATOGA SPRINGS – On Sat., October 13, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation presents the Twilight Cemetery Tour, a rare opportunity to explore Greenridge Cemetery at dusk. Guests will navigate the tombs and monuments of Greenridge Cemetery, discussing the historical and architectural background of the American rural cemetery movement while unearthing tales of Saratoga’s most notable residents. Tour starts at 4pm and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Meet on Lincoln Avenue at the Sackett Gate cemetery entrance. Cost is $10 per person. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight. Tour will take place rain or shine, and will include walking and standing on varied terrain. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. For more information or to make a reservation, please email or call the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation at sboivin@saratogapreservation.org, (518) 587-5030 or go to our website at www.saratogapreservation. org. (P)

Annual Ham Supper ROCK CITY FALLS – Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls, is hosting their annual Ham Supper on Thursday, November 1, from 4-6:30pm. Menu includes baked ham, currant raisin sauce, green beans, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls and butter, with a choice of apple, blueberry, or pumpkin pie for dessert. Coffee, tea, and milk included. Take-outs available. Adults: $10, Children 4-10: $6, under 4: free. Tickets available at door or from congregation members. Any questions, please call Dorothy Rowland at 584-9078. (P)


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