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Bulletin Board Information Guide for Voters SARATOGA CO. - The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County has produced an information guide for voters for the November election. Voters can access it by going to the League website, and either enter an address to see all the items on one’s personal ballot for the election or select from the list of 99 races which will be held in the county. Over 60% of candidates in races with opposition chose to participate in the On-line Guide this year, providing voters with biographical information, answers to questions posed by LWV Saratoga County, and in some cases links to statements made by the candidates during the five Candidate Forums held by the LWV Saratoga in October. In addition 15 candidates in races with no opponents also participated. In addition, detailed information on the six Ballot Propositions will be found on the site as well as information from the three candidates for Supreme Court Justice for the 4th. All of this information is part of the League of Women Voters of the US voter information website, which is a valuable resource for all voters as the date for the election approaches. 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 . In addition, there are sample ballots for each town and city in Saratoga County which can be found at the Saratoga County Board of Elections website, .

Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade GREENWICH - The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the 1st Annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30pm. The parade will travel from Livery Square, west down Main Street.  Tractors and themed wagons will be draped in festive holiday lighting, carolers will sing and the guest of honor, Santa Claus, will bring good cheer to all and kick off the holiday season in this great community. Entry forms are available at a variety of businesses in the area, the Chamber office and at Certainly the holidays are reason enough for a parade, but we have more reasons to celebrate.  We’ll also use this event to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Greenwich Chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA). All donations are welcomed and gold and silver sponsorship opportunities are available.  As a “thank you” to our Gold and Silver sponsors, your business name or individual name will be promoted in several ways in our promotion of the parade. Contact the Chamber for sponsorship information. Sponsorship dollars raised will help defray the cost of putting on this event and other Chamber activities. They will also provide a scholar-

ship for a Greenwich Central School graduating senior who is pursuing a college education in agriculture. We think this event is a real “win” for everyone!

After The Fire’s Fundraiser Breakfast SARATOGA SPRINGS - After The Fire is preparing for their 16th annual fundraiser, & the Saratoga Elk’s Lodge #161 will again sponsor After The Fire at their October 20 famous all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. The Elk’s Lodge is located on 1 Elk’s Lane in Saratoga, & breakfast consists of fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, sausage/ham, corned beef hash, scrambled eggs & beverages. Hours are 8:30-ll am; $8 for adults/takeouts, $7 for seniors/military, under 5 are free. To date, generous donatations for raffles & door prizes have been received from WGNA, Price Chopper, Stewart’s, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and WalMart. Come and have a great breakfast & help out After The Fire. After The Fire is a non-profit volunteer organization that helps Saratoga County residents who have suffered a loss due to fire. New members are always needed. Please attend a meeting If you would like to find out how you can help your neighbors in need. Meetings are held at 7pm on the fourth Tues. of the month as follows: Feb., March, Oct. & Nov. at Eagle Matt Lee Fire House in Ballston Spa. April, May June & Sept. at Halfmoon Town Hall on Lower Newtown Rd. in Halfmoon. Voicemail 435-3571,

14th Christemass Madrigale Feaste SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church is proud to announce the dates for its 14th Christemass Madrigale Feaste! There will be three (3) musical performances with dinner on Friday, December 6 at 7:00pm, Saturday, December 7 at 4:00pm and Saturday, December 7 at 7:45pm.Come experience the Renaissance pageantry and elegance of a Christemass Madrigale Feaste! The festivity’s traditions include the Boar’s Head, Yule Log, the Holly, the Candles, Wassail, toasts and of course much music and revelry. The meal includes roast beef with the trimmings (or a vegetarian selection). Join us for the pageantry and excitement of a truly unique holiday celebration. More information is available at Seats are $40 per person and include dinner. Reserve and pay online or download the reservation form for mail-in with your payment. Contact Ellen Riley at

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus SARATOGA / SO. GLENS FALLS - The Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus presents, “A Musical Odyssey”, at 2:00pm, October 26, 2013, at the South Glens Falls High School. The show will take you on a melodious trip in time as this local a cap-

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Decorate the Empire State! SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Historical Society announced a call for all local artists of Saratoga County to create an ornament representing this county, and submit it to Brookside Museum by November 1st. Two winning ornaments will be selected to decorate the holiday tree at the capitol in December.Participating artists may be professional, amateurs, or students. The staff of Brookside Museum, home to the Saratoga County Historical Society, will pick the two winning ornaments that best represent the county to send to the capitol. Photographs of the ornaments on display will be sent to the winning artists. Applications must be submitted with the ornament. For more information on ornament guidelines and how to enter, please see www. The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside is a non-profit organization located at 6 Charlton Street in Ballston Spa that inspires community memory by telling the story of Saratoga County through engaging exhibits and interactive programs. Brookside’s programs and services are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information, please visit brooksidemuseum. org or call 518.885.4000.

Conference on Factors Affecting Youth Violence SARATOGA SPRINGS - The “Factors Affecting Youth Violence- Prevention, Intervention & Change- Transforming School, Parenting, Mental Health Culture & Climate” Conference that is co-sponsored by The Saratoga County Citizens’ Committee for Mental Health and the Youth and Family Services Team of Saratoga County Mental Health Clinic will take place on Thursday, October 24th from 8:30-5 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Pine Road in Saratoga Springs. Mr. Mark Weiss, Education Director of Operation Respect will be presenting. Cost is $110 for professional and $25 for parents/guardians. Registration begins at 8 am. Lunch is included. Spaces for school professionals and workers, parents, human service workers and clinical pro-

fessionals are available. Please call Beverly Lazar, LCSW for brochure or for more information, 518-584-9030.

Home Made Theater Holds Open Auditions SARATOGA SPRINGS - Home Made Theater announces open auditions for their December production of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory”, dramatized by Richard R. George, directed by Kirk Starczewski. Auditions will be held at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 22nd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The cast consists of 9+ males and 9+ females including children ages 9 and up. Children and adults are needed in this non-musical version of the story to fill the roles of characters such as Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, and Mike Teavee (and some of their parents and grandparents), as well as the mysterious Willy Wonka, his Oompa-Loompas and an energetic and personable Narrator. Actors should bring a current photo & resume. Photos cannot be returned. Production dates are weekends, Dec. 13-22, with two weekday morning performances, Dec. 17th and 19th at 10 a.m. Possible 10 a.m. performance on Dec. 12th. Rehearsals will begin October 28th. No appointments are necessary for the audition. Actors will read from provided excerpts from the play. For a detailed flyer with character descriptions or questions about the audition, contact HMT at 518-587-4427, or visit the web site at

Children’s Book Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Book Bag Shop, located in the Saratoga Springs Public Library, will hold a 50% Off Sale on all Children’s books in the shop from Monday, October 28 through Sunday, November 3 during regular shop hours. The Library is located at 49 Henry St. 584-7860.

Fall Festival Celebration SARATOGA SPRINGS - Living Springs Community Church invites you to its Annual Fall Festival, Saturday October 19, 1-4pm. This free family event features a bounce house, tractor hay ride, crafts, games and refreshments. We are located at the corner of Route 29 and Pine Rd. in Saratoga Springs.

American Heart Association Heart Healthy Walk SARATOGA SPRINGS - Join friends and neighbors for a heart-healthy walk to help the American Heart Association fight heart disease and stroke. Enjoy breakfast, health screenings, a Kids Zone, and lunch from Subway. Sing “Happy Birthday” to our Heart Hero, 7-year-old Ella, from Malta. Take a 1- or 3-mile walk. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:45

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SARATOGA SPRINGS - Friday, October 18, 9am-4pm; Saturday, October 19, 9am-11am. Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

DanceFlurry Saratoga Contradance.

12th Annual Saratoga DBA Fall Festival

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Contras, squares, and couples dances 8:00-11:00 PM (lesson for beginners at 7:30), Saturday, October 26. Calling by David Kaynor, with music by Eric Buddington & Spare Parts. All group dances taught, newcomers welcome. No need to bring your own partner. (Wear sneakers or other soft-soled shoes only, please.) Adults $10, students & seniors $7, children under 15, $6. First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs. Info (518) 899-0105. or

Blue Ribbon Craft Fair Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS - All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 12:00-2:00pm at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $13.00 inclusive. Featuring the annual craft fair offering homemade crafts, baked goods, Christmas items and white elephants. The topic of our speaker, Ann Sudduth of Watertown, will be HIS Eye Is On The Sparrow. Reservations are required. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043 by Nov 8th. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club.

Sidewalk Book Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Friends of the New York State Military Museum is sponsoring a sidewalk book sale on Saturday, October 26th from 10am to 4pm at the museum on 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. This event will be part of the 12th Annual Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association Fall Festival and will feature hundreds of used hard cover and paperback books at prices ranging from $1.00 to $5.00. The Friends will be featuring books on history and the military plus Civil War, World War II and the Revolutionary War. We will also have Halloween candy for the kids.

Empty Stocking Project Begins SARATOGA CO. - 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 at 399-6629 or leave a voice message at 484-1236. Cash donations are also accepted and may be sent to The Saratoga County Children’s Committee, P.O. Box 1254, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association announces that the twelfth annual Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This unique Halloween Celebration encourages families to have fun together, enjoying the hospitality of Saratoga Springs’ businesses and the great spirit of the community. The Downtown Business Association Fall Festival is run by an all-volunteer committee and supported by the generosity of Saratoga’s businesses and restaurants. Watch the festival schedule grow day by day at For additional information call Maddy Zanetti at 518-587-0666 or

Button Bonanza SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Half Moon and Mohawk Valley Button Clubs will host the 2nd Annual Button Bonanza on Saturday, November 2nd at the Saratoga Nights of Columbus, 50 Pine Road, Saratoga from 9am4pm. Vendors will be selling antique, vintage and modern buttons and crafts with buttons. There will also be button displays and a Make and Take table for children. Admission is free.

Family Fall Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Gateway House of Peace invites you to a Family Fall Festival on Sunday, October 20, 12-4 at the Eagle’s Club Pavilion, 373 Crescent Ave., Saratoga Springs. Adults $15, Kids 12& Under $5, Family Package $40. There will be food, games, pumpkin and face painting, raffles, music, a magician, and much, much more! Proceeds benefit Gateway House of Peace, A Charitable Hospice serving Saratoga County. For more information contact Michele Dowd at

Wave Riders Support Program For Grieving Children And Families SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Community Hospice of Saratoga will offer a six-week support group for children who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives, including a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend. Children meet in age-specific groups, and share thoughts & feelings through art, music, games and discussion. A Parent Educational Support Group is offered concurrently. It is free of charge and open to the community. The group will be held at The Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St,

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The Book Bag Shop Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Book Bag Shop, located in the Saratoga Springs Public Library, will hold a 50% off sale on all items in the shop from Sunday, October 20 through Sunday, October 27 during regular shop hours. Library is located at 49 Henry St. 584-7860.

Salvation Army Christmas 2013 Assistance Applications SARATOGA SPRINGS - Christmas 2013 Assistance Applications will be taken at The Salvation Army, 27 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga on the following dates only: Thursday, Oct. 17 (12-1pm and 5-6pm); Wednesday, Oct. 23 (10-11am). Please bring the following information with you: Picture identification; Social security cards for all listed members of the household; Birth certificates for all children; Proof of income (pay stub, social security income, SSI, SSD, workers’ comp., public assitance, food stamps, etc.); Proof of expenses (rent, utilities, fuel and other major expenses); Proof of address (if no utility bill). It is important that you bring these items with you at the time you apply for Christmas Assistance. All applicants must apply in person. For info call 584-1640.

Oktoberfest is here! SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga/Wilton Elk’s Club #161 is sponsoring a German buffet and beer tasting party on Friday, October 18 from 6-10 PM at the Lodge on 1 Elk Lane Saratoga Springs. There will be new brews to enjoy for $1.00 a sample. Then we want you to vote for your favorite. Our buffet consists of pork and applesauce, bratwurst, sauerkraut, boiled potatoes, red cabbage, cucumber salad and rye bread followed by a dessert of Black Forest Cake. Tickets are $15.00 per person at the door. Tables of eight or more call 587-5568 or 587-7597 to reserve a space. Music provided by popular DJ Patty Reynolds. Baskets of cheer raffles will also be available. All proceeds benefit VA programs and Operation-Adopt-A-Soldier. Show off your favorite Frau and stein at our fun-for-all event.

S.T.E.P. out 2 the Races SARATOGA SPRINGS - Join STEP, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian program a 501(c)3 not for profit organization for an afternoon of Great Fun, Food, Silent Auction and Excitement for its annual fundraiser at the Saratoga Gaming & Raceway Sunday Oct 20th from 11:30 to 3:30. Tax deductible tickets are $45 per person and All Proceeds will benefit the program to support the horses and riders. Pay-

ment by check or credit card accepted. RSVP asap by calling (518)221-7731 or (518)374-5116 or email stepatnfec@

Festival Of Nations CAPITAL DISTRICT - Celebrating its 42nd year on Sunday, October 27th at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, 12 noon to 5pm. Take a trip around the world to over 24 Countries - see beautiful costumes -- taste their delicious food -- exquisite crafts from around the world. Five hours of continuous entertainment! See if your favorite contestant will be crowned Miss Festival of Nations. What a fun and educational way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your family and friends. Adults $5.00; Children 3-12 $2.00; Children under 3 FREE. For info call: 371-3737 or 459-1253.

Roast Pork Dinner QUAKER SPRINGS - The Quaker Springs United Methodist Church (six miles South of Schuylerville on Route 32) invites you to an All You Can Eat Localvore Roast Pork Dinner (all food locally grown or purchased). Complete with dressing, real mashed potatoes, veggies, cole slaw, rolls, beverages, local desserts. 4pm-6pm, Saturday, October 19th. Adults $10; Children 5-12 $5; Under five free. Tickes sold only at the door. Take-Outs available. Handicapped accessible. Plus: A Silent Auction to benefit our Chuch Missions.

Van Schaick Mansion Tours CAPITAL REGION - The Historic Van Schaick Mansion in Cohoes will be open for tours on Sunday, November 3. Hours are 11:00am-4:00pm. Admission is $5 for general public. Free admission for active duty military personnel and their families. The Mansion is located at 1 Van Schaick Avenue, Cohoes. For more information contact Johanna Shogan at 439-0814.

12th Annual Fall Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Saratoga Springs. Entertainment includes a pumpkin roll down Caroline Street, pumpkin decorating, face painting, cupcake decorating, traveling magicians, “Sparkles” the Stilt Juggler, a costume parade, clowns, and fun games and trick or treat candy at many of the stores and restaurants. This unique Halloween Celebration encourages families to have fun together, enjoying the hospitality of Saratoga Springs’ businesses and the great spirit of the community. Fall Festival is brought to you by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association and many fine sponsors.

Call for Choreographers SARATOGA SPRINGS - Nacre, the Capital Region’s premiere modern dance company is looking for a guest choreogra-

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Women’s Rugby Team Looking for Players SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Brumbies (Women’s) Rugby Team is starting their fall season and looking for some new faces to add to the club. We welcome all women 18+ regardless of fitness/experience level. The women’s team is a small social club that strives to have fun, foster positive friendships and make a good name for ourselves in the community. Rugby is a great sport of fitness, endurance, and wit and it gives most women a feeling of strength they don’t often feel. If you are interested in playing please email, visit us at or find us on facebook.

Softball Team Looking for Players CAPITAL REGION - Warning Track Heat 16U Girls Fastpitch Softball Team looking for a few players to round out the 2013/2014 season. Email coachcarter@warningtrackheat to schedule a tryout.

Sonic Softball Recruiting CAPITAL REGION - Sonic Softball is recruiting 18U players for 2013 Fall Ball & 2014 summer seasons. Please contact Brenda for more information: 518-527-0800.

Indoor Craft/Garage Sale Vendors Wanted SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga-Wilton Elks Ladies Auxiliary is looking for market vendors for their indoor market to be held once a month at the Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, off Rte.9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga, on Sundays from 11 to 3:30 pm. Admission is free and the cost for an 8 foot table space is $15 each paid in advance. Doors will open to set up at 9:30 am. The next dates are October 27, and November 24. There are also a few outdoor spaces available if you have your own tables and chairs. Come and enjoy; for an application or to answer any questions please call Linda at 289-5470 or Debbie at 885-6506. The money is used for our ongoing community donations.

ber 2 and 3, 2013. Chairperson Diane Marco (899-4874) or Judy Ewing (877-5678) may be contacted for further information and directions to the location at 2001 Route 9 and Ushers Road. Mark your calendars! This is an event not to be missed.

Jingle Bell Run 5K® CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY Announces Plans for “Jingle Bell Run” 5k ® Timed 5k to be held at new location; Central Park, Schenectady. Early Registration Now Underway! Bells will be ringing through the air at the “Jingle Bell” Run/Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY. The “Jingle Bell” Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013. Registration begins at 8:30 am with the 5k Run beginning at 10:00 am. All proceeds of the event will support the programs, services and research to youth and individuals with Arthritis. Individuals and teams can register online at or call the office at 456-1203. Registration fee is $25 prior to the event or $30 day of. Registration fee for children 12 years of age or younger is $15 prior to the event or $20 day of. The Kids “Candy Cane Fun Run”, sponsored by CapitalCare Medical Group for children ages 2-12, will also take place for a fee of $15 (Kids Fun Run will be at 9:30 am). The Arthritis Foundation encourages anyone to attend in their holiday attire including Reindeer Antlers, Santa Hats or your best elf costume! For more information about the “Jingle Bell Run” 5k to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY, please contact Eileen Reardon, Regional Director at 456-1203 or ereardon@ You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Seeking Tax Assistance Volunteers CAPITAL REGION - TaxAide, the free income tax assistance program sponsored by AARP Foundation and the IRS, is seeking volunteers for the coming tax season. TaxAide volunteers answer questions and prepare and file returns for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors from February 1 to April 15 at sites in the Capitol District. Volunteers typically participate one day per week, with flexible schedules to accommodate volunteer availability. Volunteers may be reimbursed for a moderate level of necessary travel expenses. No experience is required, but computer experience is helpful. Training will be provided in November and December. For further information, visit org/taxaide or call Wally Decker at 518-373-1076.

Craft Fair Dates Announced

First Night Saratoga Volunteers Needed

ROUND LAKE - Dates for the annual Craft Fair at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake have been announced. Crafters will display their wares at the church hall on Novem-

SARATOGA SPRINGS - First Night would not be possible without the help of all our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. It’s never too early to get everyone thinking about

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Bulletin Board this fun-filled evening! We are again seeking volunteers this year to serve as hosts and hostesses in one of over 30 venues, for a chosen 3-hour shift between the hours of 6 PM and 11:40 PM. New volunteers are required to attend a one hour training session on one evening in December. All volunteers receive a free First Night Saratoga admission button, a First Night poster and a gourmet snack provided by a local catering company. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, about volunteering for Saratoga First Night, please call 518-584-4132 ext 205.

Saratoga 912 Project Meeting BALLSTON SPA - Do you feel alone or abandoned about the state our Country is in? Please join like-minded and concerned people on the second and forth Wednesdays of every month. We are urging citizens to get involved in the Local Grassroots Organizations in your area and help get our nation back on the right tract that America was built on. Please Join Us And Feel Free To Bring A Friend With You. Meeting At The D-Line Pub 6:30pm to 8:00pm D-Line Pub, 15 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa. We meet in the Back Room please consider having a bite to eat as the D-Line Pub lets us use the room at no charge. You can also check us out on Face book - Saratoga912Project or at . Thank you and we look forward to meeting you. God bless us all.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous SARATOGA SPRINGS - Are You Having Trouble Controlling The Way You Eat? Are you underweight? Overweight? Obsessed with food, weight, dieting? You are not alone. Today, there is a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) No Dues, No Fees, No Weigh-ins. Weekly Meeting at Saratoga Springs, Monday 7 P.M. United Methodist Church-in the Kitchenette. 175 Fifth Avenue (Exit 14 Northway) corner Henning Road Local contacts: John 605-3090 Helena 584-8190

Interested In Opening Your Home To An International Student? CAPITAL REGION - The International Center is seeking local host families for high school foreign exchange students from Eurasia for the 2013-14 academic year. Host families can include single parents, retirees, empty nesters, individuals, domestic partners, couples with no children, or parents with young or teenage children. Hosts need only to provide a bed, a quiet place to study, meals, and transportation to/from school activities. For information on this U.S. Department of State sponsored opportunity, call the International Center of the Capital Region at 518-588-8947 or email Create a bond that spans

the globe and lasts for generations!

Who’s At Risk? Caregive Distress SARATOGA COUNTY - Self-Assessment Tool Helps Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties -Area Families Avoid the Dangers of Caregiver Distress. Nearly one-third of adults living in Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression and various other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress, a potentially dangerous condition brought on by the pressures of caring for a senior loved one. In response to this growing issue, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office has launched a public awareness campaign – Family Caregiver Stress Relief at – to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate. For more information about the services of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties call 518 580-1042 or visit www.homeinstead. com/341.

Volunteers Needed SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in NEED of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Current areas in immediate need are: SARATOGA, MOREAU/ SOUTH GLENS FALLS, STILLWATER, & CHARLTON. Nutritious meals are prepared, packed and ready for transport Monday-Friday at about 10:30. Delivery takes about one to one and a half hours. Please call Billie Jo or Denise at The Office for the Aging- 363-4020 or 884-4100 for details.

Caregivers - Your Help is Needed! SARATOGA SPRINGS - We want to be on your Schedule!!! Summer will soon be here and so will summer vacations… Just 4 hours a week of your time and talents will assist us in providing care and comfort to the terminally ill at Mary’s Haven, a program of Catholic Charities, located in Saratoga Springs.Initial and ongoing training will be provided. Volunteers are the heart of this program, providing 24 hour a day care under the direction of the Program Director. Please add Mary’s haven to your Volunteer Schedule! For more information please contact: Anne or Robin at Mary’s Haven (518) 584-9397.

Recycling Fundraiser to Benefit New Playground SARATOGA SPRINGS – Recycling fundraiser helps raise money towards a much-needed new playground at Geyser Road Elementary in Saratoga Springs. Students/members of Daisy troop #3134 have been earning free cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program.

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Bulletin Board They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash. Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business FREE prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to the Daisy’s, businesses help them earn the money they need. Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, MP3 players and laptops at the following locations: Geyser Elementary Lobby or call us and we will pick them up. There is no end date on this fundraiser, so keep us in mind throughout the year. To learn more about supporting Daisy Troop #3134, please call Celena Yourdon at 518-587-4511 or email: For more information, visit www., or call, toll-free: 1.888.883.8237. (A)

H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue Spay/Neuter Clinic WILTON/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Julie Whipple, DVM, has joined H.O.P.E. as Veterinarian at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. The clinic is open the following days: Cat appointments – Mon. & Wed.; Dog appointments – Thurs. Occasional Sunday appointments. H.O.P.E’s program is available to lower income individuals and families who qualify based on participation in public assistance programs or meet income limits. We offer our program for bully breed dogs, stray and feral cats, and rescue/shelter organizations. Location: 4255 Route 50, Wilton, NY (Saratoga Springs, NY). Contact: 518.248.0355. Vaccinations are provided as a part of our spay-neuter program only. (A)

Recently Retired And Looking for Meaningful Volunteer Work? SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are a recently retired woman looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their

dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently looking for mentors in the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. Immediate needs are to support girls in Hudson Falls, South Glens Fall, Glens Falls and Ballston Spa school districts. If you have time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and would like to have a positive impact on a girl in your community, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102, or email

I Am I Can Accepting New Students SARATOGA REGION – I Am I Can, a local non-profit mentoring organization, is accepting applications from girls in High School who feel they would benefit from a relationship with a female professional on a weekly basis. Mentors provide support and guidance in a variety of areas depending on the needs of the student. This program is designed to help girls achieve their personal and educational goals. I Am I Can focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. The program is designed to “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently open to girls in grades 9-12 the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. To learn more about this exciting program, please contact Board Member and Founder, Avon Scherff at 688-3010 x102, or email to Visit the website at (A)

A New Face for I am I can! SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is excited to announce the re-launch of our website, and our new logo! Please check out our site to see the new logo and to learn more about our organization, mission, how to get involved, our latest events and more! I am I can selectively partners mentors and high school girls who enrich each other’s lives, learn from one another, and by doing so enhance the quality of life in our community. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 that provides encouragement, direction, and guidance to young women in grades 9-12. If you would like to learn more about I am I can, please visit our site ( or contact our founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010  ext 102.

NYS Free & Low-Cost Health Insurance SARATOGA REGION – New York State offers free and low-cost health insurance for children, teens and adults through: Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid. Free screening and enrollment services are available by calling toll free 1-888-242-1418. Please call our caring, professional staff for more information! We have 27 en-

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Red Cross Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Volunteers are needed in all areas of service from helping in local disasters to answering phones in the office. The Red cross meet many needs in the area, families that have been displaced by a fire, flood or other disaster; collecting blood to save lives of people in need to sustaining a quality filled life; and teaching CPR and First Aid Classes. For more information about Red Cross volunteer opportunities, contact Laura at 792-6545. (A)

After School Program Seeks Volunteers SARATOGA SPRINGS – Salvation Army’s “The Center” After School Program is helping community youth and looking for volunteers to provide homework help and help with various character education activities. There are hours available from 4pm-6pm, from Monday-Wednesday. Please contact Captain Boone at 518.584.1640 or email Captain Boone at (A)

STEP Volunteers Needed CAPITAL REGION - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 ( c ) 3 not -for –profit organization, is seeking Volunteer Poop Pickers, Sidewalkers, Horse Leaders, Paper Jockeys, And Wranglers to care for its program horses, provide help with lessons for special needs children & adults, fix and repair the facility and promote fundraising. Horse is experience is not needed but a plus. A caring heart and a love of Children & Horses is a must! Call (518) 374.5116 or email

STEP Open Registration 2013 CAPITAL REGION – STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program, a 501 (c) 3 not for profit and totally volunteer organization, is open for registration for the 2013 season. Children and adults ages 2 and up with special needs may apply. There are limited open spots in the program as STEP fills up quickly. For registration information please call 518 374.5116 or email or visit our website (P)

Simplifying Lives Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Simplifying Lives for a cause is the Capital District’s only non-profit organization dedicated to providing free house cleaning and organizational services for people undergoing cancer treatment. Simplifying Lives is looking for volunteers, business partners for the discounted referral service, corporate sponsors, and donations. For further information or to donate, please contact Simplifying Lives for a cause at (518) 935-5822, or visit

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Revival SARATOGA SPRINGS – God is bringing His Church back to life! Come to Living Waters Church of God Wednesday Prayer from noon-6pm & 6:30pm. 4330 Route 50, Saratoga Springs. For additional information, call 518.587.0484 or visit online at (A)

Donation-based Yoga Class SARATOGA SPRINGS – Donation-based Yoga Class, “Yoga For the Unenlightened” is now on-going and meeting Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue at Henning Road. This popular beginning yoga course has now been offered a permanent time slot. Join our warm and friendly group as we explore the basic poses (asanas), meditations and breathing exercises of this centuries-old traditional exercise. All levels welcomed, $10 suggested donation. (A)

FCC Seeks Donations for Food Pantry SARATOGA SPRINGS – Calling All Franklin Community Center Supporters: Our Food Pantry Needs Your Help! We are in-need of food as soon as possible. Every little bit stocks our shelves and helps us feed local families. Please read the list of items below, and if you have the means, donations may be dropped off at our office located at 10 Franklin Street, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm. Items needed include: tuna, hearty/chunky soups, instant mashed potatoes, cereal/instant oatmeal, rice, noodle side dishes, spaghetti sauce, ramen noodles, pork-n-beans, peanut butter and jelly, Chef Boyardee/Spaghetti-O products. We are also very low on snacks for Project Lift, our free, after-school prevention program. Gently used, in season clothing, small household goods and toys may be donated Tuesdays from 9am-1pm at our distribution center, 101 Washington Street. Also, Cudney’s will take your in-season clothing on the first Saturday of each month. (A)

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

Saratoga Turf Talkers Toastmasters SARATOGA – Join us at the next meeting of the Saratoga Turf Talkers Toastmasters Club. We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 12:30-1:30pm. Meet-

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Bulletin Board ings are held at Longfellow’s Hotel and Conference Center, 500 Union Ave. Saratoga Springs. Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning environment designed to help you become a better public speaker and business communicator. (A)

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) GANSVOORT – TOPS meets every Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church of Wilton, 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. Weigh in at 6pm; Meeting at 6:30pm. (A)

Gavin Park After School Program WILTON/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Need after school care for your student? Registration for Wilton Recreation’s NY State Licensed After School Program is underway. Busing is available directly from ALL elementary schools in the Saratoga Springs City School District. (Parents must make arrangements through the Saratoga Schools Bus Garage.) After School Program fees are payable in five installments; the first installment is due upon registration. Gavin Park is located at 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton. For more information, please contact the park office at (518) 584-9455. For more details, please visit (A)

Saratoga Arts Needs Volunteers SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Arts needs volunteers in various capacities. To find out more you can access the application from our website or stop by The Arts Center to pick one up at 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The mission of Saratoga Arts is to enrich the region by cultivating a vibrant arts community and by ensuring that the arts are accessible to all. (A)

Marriage Encounter Weekend CAPITAL REGION – For couples who desire to put the spark and romance back into their marriage, improve their communication, revitalize their relationship and get away for a weekend. Held at a local motel. Reservations required. Please go to for contact information and weekend dates. (A)

Community Bingo SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge offers BINGO to the public every Monday. Doors open at 4pm; games begin at 7pm. Sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers and weekly specials available from 5pm. Come spend an evening and play our 17 regular games, 2 coverall specials, 2 different bell jar games. The Lodge is located at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs; 584-2585. (A)

Treasures Consignment Boutique & Thrift Shop SARATOGA SPRINGS – Smart shopping and fabulous merchandise! Open: Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm. Located at 60

West Ave, Saratoga Springs, 518-580-4200. Support the Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild with every purchase. Donations of in season items accepted during regular business hours until 5pm. (A)

MS Self Help Group BURNT HILLS/SARATOGA – Saratoga Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm at the Town of Ballston Community Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills (399-8174). Registration is not required. For more information, call 1.800.FIGHT.MS (1800-344-4867, Press option #1). (A)

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 to fill out the volunteer application. (A)

Emergency Food Pantry SARATOGA COUNTY – Karyl’s Kupboard - Emergency Food Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am3pm. 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. (A)

Volunteers needed for Military Museum SARATOGA SPRINGS – Since the Friends of the NYS Military Museum is an all-volunteer organization, it can use your help in many ways; it doesn’t matter if you are local or from another area of New York State. We need the help of Veteran and historical organizations across the state to promote the Museum, to provide displays, and to continue adding to our collections. Right now there is a great need to staff the Museum. Work schedules can be tailored to fit your availability. Interested individuals should call the Friends of the NYS Military Museum at 226-0490. (A)

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