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Bulletin Board DONNY “ELVIS” FUNDRAISER FOR CEREBRAL PALSY SARATOGA SPRINGS - Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Mohawk Paper Mills of Cohoes the Ladies Auxiliary of The Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge #161 proudly presents this year’s Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser “Garden Party/BBQ”. It will take place on Friday, May 30th, from 5:30 to 9 PM at the Lodge, Maple Avenue. Donny “Elvis” Romines is the star entertainment; tickets are $15 per person at the door. Our Elk Chef’s will grill sausage, hot dogs, and hamburgers with salads sold from 5:30 on. Weather permitting you can dine on our outdoor patio. Theme baskets, hanging plants, business donations, flag and pole, and even a Patio Bistro Set will be awarded to the lucky raffle winners that night. All proceeds benefit our CP State Project. Don’s miss the fun; call Judy at 587-5568 for more information.

Relay for Life Night SARATOGA SPRINGS - The American Cancer Society’s largest national fundraiser is Relay for Life and Saratoga is having one June 6-7th beginning at 6 PM Friday night at the East Side Recreation Field. It is a family time to celebrate those who have survived cancer and honor the caregivers. It begins with a walk around the track by more than 150 survivors. It is so encouraging for the survivors and for people hoping to eventually be a survivor. Next comes the Remembering Ceremony about 10 pm that honors those who have lost their battle with cancer. This is done with luminaria bags that people may purchase in honor (H) and memory (M) of loved ones and friends lost to cancer or fighting cancer. These bags may be purchased by calling Debbie at 518-885-6506. These are decorated bags with candles inside that are lit during the Remembering Ceremony and line the track all night while teams walk the track. Later there is a Fight Back ceremony that does just that against cancer. There is also more information on . Teams have been selling luminaries and coming up with ways to raise money to donate to the Relay to fight back against cancer and hope to find a cure. Consider purchasing a luminaria or just come and check out the Relay for Life June 6th at 6 PM at the East Side Recreation Field on Lake Avenue in Saratoga.

I AM I CAN SAYS THANK YOU! CAPITAL DISTRICT - Thank you to Price Chopper and Stewarts! On May 1st I am I can held a small graduation ceremony to celebrate the end of our workshop series for this school year. The workshop series included topics on finding a part-time job, managing time, money and resources, safe social networking, college planning and professional image on a budget. We’d like to thank Price Chopper and

Stewart’s for their generous donations to keep our students fueled during the sessions! We know our students gained valuable insight that will serve them well in their future endeavors. 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. The organization currently supports teenage girls in area high schools by providing mentoring partnerships. We’re seeking additional board members and mentors as well! f you would like to learn more about his amazing organization, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 688-3010 ext 102, or email

INFORMATION GUIDE FOR VOTERS SARATOGA CO. - The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County has produced an information guide for voters for the School District Elections. 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 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. Most of the candidates in the county who are seeking election where there are contested positions agreed to participate in the On-line Guide this year, providing voters with biographical information, answers to questions posed by LWV Saratoga County. 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 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 November elections and ballot issues

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID: • Grand Piano, Thurs., May 22, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 23, 7:30 p.m., Sun., May 25, 7:30 p.m. • Town & Gown Movie Night Sullivan’s Travels, Sat., May 24, 7:30 p.m. • In the Public Interest! Farewell to Factory Towns? Tues., May 27, 7:30 p.m. • Particle Fever, Thurs., May 29, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 30, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jun. 1, 7:30 p.m.

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Bulletin Board WELCOME SUMMER WITH THE GOTTAGETGON FOLK FESTIVAL BALLSTON SPA - The 45th annual GottaGetGon Folk Music Festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, 2014, at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. Sponsored by the Pickin’ and Singin’ Gatherin’, the Albany area’s participatory folk music organization, the GottaGetGon is a small, family-friendly festival that’s been called the best-kept little secret in the Capital Region. There are concerts and workshops for those who like to listen and lots of campground jamming for those who enjoy making their own music. All events are under cover and happen rain or shine. A sampler concert is scheduled for 10:25am Saturday. Weekend admission is $55 for adults (age 23 and up) and $30 for students (ages 18-22). Admission for one day is $30 for adults and $18 for students. Younger folks under 18 are free with a paying adult. (Tickets are available at the gate or on-line at: event/661885 ). More information on the festival, including a detailed schedule of events, is available at http://www. - For more information by phone, you may also call Vicki Kelsey (518) 872-0663 or Howard Jack: (518) 439-5501.

Saratoga National Historical Park announces season opening STILLWATER - Beginning of summer season at Saratoga National Historical Park. Memorial Day weekend, Saturday – Monday, May 24-26, 2014. · Schuyler House (Rt. 4, south part of the Village of Schuylerville) and Saratoga Monument (Burgoyne Street, Village of Victory) open Saturday – Monday of Memorial Day weekend, from 9 AM to 5 PM; · Schuyler House and Saratoga Monument open Fridays – Sundays, plus major holidays, 9 AM to 5 PM through the summer season; · Saratoga Battlefield (between Rt. 4 and Rt. 32 just north of the Village of Stillwater), tour road open 9 AM to 5 PM through May, and starting June 1st open 9 AM to 6 PM for the summer season. Saratoga Battlefield, Schuyler House, Saratoga Monument, together with Victory Woods (Village of Victory, just south of Saratoga Monument), make up Saratoga National Historical Park, site of “the most important battle in the last 1000 years.” For more information about this or other events, please call the Visitor Center at 518-670-2985 or check our website at www. our Facebook page at saratoganhp or our Twitter feed @SaratogaNHP

Guided Nature Hikes at Saratoga National Historical Park SARATOGA SPRINGS - A series of free leisurely, guided natural history walks will be held Saturdays, May 24, and June 7 & 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Saratoga National Historical Park (the Battlefield), located between US Route 4 and State Route 32, Stillwater, NY. Meet at the Visitor Center then caravan to the park sites featured that day. For any visitors interested in discovering an amazing array of trees, wildflowers, and stories from lesser-known areas of the park. Get fresh air, wonderful scenery, great stories, light exercise, park fun. For more information, call the Visitor Center at 518-670-2985, check the park website at follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter @SaratogaNHP

Artist’s Exhibit at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church SARATOGA SPRINGS - Well-known artist, Cynthia Whitman, will be having an exhibit on Saturday, May 24 from 9am – 6pm and Sunday, May 25 from 10am – 6pm at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue. For a preview of the artwork, please visit Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-3720 ext. 110.

GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE SARATOGA SPRINGS - The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will host a Public Meeting, “Gardening in a Changing Climate” to provide information about climate change and what to expect in the future. Gardeners will find out what they can do to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Kathy Koebrich and Marcia Martin, both members of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Climate Change Team, will be the speakers for the evening. Further details may be found at www. The Meeting will be held at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, in the Dutcher Room, on Tuesday May 27th 2014 from 7 PM until 8:30 PM. and is open to the public.

baked ham, chicken & biscuits dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs Presents a Baked Ham, Chicken & Biscuits Dinner. Soup, Tossed Salad, Baked Ham, Chicken & Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee and Tea. Wednesday,

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Bulletin Board May 28, 2014. 4:30-7:00 pm. Donation requested: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Seniors (62 years) & Military with ID Card, $6.00 Children 5-12, Children under 5 Free. $10.00 All Takeouts.

FOSTER PARENT MEETING BALLSTON SPA - A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on May 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM at the Services Building, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, New York. Saratoga County is in need of foster homes for school-aged children and teenagers. The next certification class will begin in Winter, 2015. Please contact Melissa Myers or Stacey McVaigh at (518)884-4157 for more information.

The Battenkill Runs Through It - Edition IV Beach, Music & Food Festival GREENWICH - Saturday, May 31, 2014. 1:00-6:00pm. (Rain date Sunday June 1, 2014). Greenwich Town Beach, Greenwich, New York. Battenkill Conservancy hosts the fourth edition of its signature beach & music festival kicking off the summer season on the banks of the Battenkill river at the Greenwich Town Beach, just north of the village on Route 29. The Battenkill Runs Through It Beach & Music Festival features a great line up of the Capital region’s most popular local musicians including Bob Warren & Joy MacKenzie; a picnic plate heaping with offerings from top quality restaurant and food purveyors; family activities related to the River Watch Discovery Program; canoe and kayak rides, fly fishing demonstrations and water & beach contests. It all makes for a perfect community event for everyone who loves music, food and most importantly the river! The Festival begins at 1pm and ends at 6pm. Food, music and all activities are included for only $12! Reduced entry for children 10 & under. Rain date: June 1st. Complete details to be posted at . For more information on the festival go to or email

SARATOGA CHORAL FESTIVAL SEEKS EXPERIENCED SINGERS SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Choral Festival seeks experienced singers with good sight-reading and vocal abilities for its fourteenth annual season. Singers will meet for rehearsals over a three-week period in Saratoga Springs beginning Tuesday, July 8th and will perform in a concert at the Henning Rd. United Methodist Church in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, July 27th, at 3:00 p.m. This summer’s concert will feature the choral music of Aaron Copland to include the complete Old American Songs setting for chorus and orchestra and Leonard Bernstein with music from On the Town. Participation in the Choir will be considered on the basis of a submitted resume or letter detailing cho-

ral experience and an in-person audition for new members in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday, June 10th. Applicants must possess a good voice and have had some recent experience in singing choral music. For further information or registration, the Festival website address is www. One may also register through the email address satbchoir Our phone number is (518)-791-0185. Registration deadline is June 1st, 2014.

Wildlife Festival at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park’s Historic Camp Saratoga WILTON - On Sunday, June 1st from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will be hosting a Wildlife Festival at Historic Camp Saratoga on Scout Road in Gansevoort. The event will feature nature walks, live animal programs, crafts and hands-on fun. This is the time of year for the hatching of the first brood of the Karner blue butterflies and the blooming of the wild blue lupine. Activities will take place throughout the Camp Saratoga parcel of the Preserve & Park to encourage people to get out and explore the wonderful trail system. All activities are offered free to the public. The Festival will take place Rain or Shine with many of the activities moving under cover of Camp Saratoga’s many Pavilions, the dining hall and the International Paper Winter Lodge. Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and recreation. The Preserve & Park is also a partner in Children and Nature Saratoga. For more information please call the Preserve & Park office at 450-0321 or visit the website at

RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association will meet on Monday, June 2, at noon at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Route 9P), Saratoga Springs. Membership is open to retired educators who taught in or now live in Saratoga County. For membership information, call 587-5356.

Take a Chance and Win Some Cash! BALLSTON SPA - The Saratoga County Historical Society announced a raffle to support the museum’s collections and education programs serving several thousand Capital District school children each year. Three lucky winners will be announced on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7PM at Brookside. The first prize winner will receive $1000; the second prize is $500 and the third is $100. Tickets are $20 each, and can be purchased from Brookside in Ballston Spa as well as local businesses including Agway of Ballston Spa, Allerdice

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Bulletin Board Building Supply in Saratoga Springs, The Medbury Inn & Spa, Sunset Café and the Brickyard. Limited tickets will be sold; winners need not be present at the drawing to win. Purchase your ticket by contacting Brookside at 885-4000 or or visit one of the local businesses above. Please visit Brookside’s website (www. for more details.

Local Beauty: Paintings by Takeyce Walter BALLSTON SPA - The Saratoga County Historical Society announced the new art exhibit, “Local Beauty” by landscape artist, Takeyce Walter, at Brookside Museum’s Long Room Gallery thru June 27, 2014. Walter, a Saratoga County artist and art instructor, will display some of her works in oil and pastel that feature the rural landscape of upstate New York, the Adirondacks, Cape Cod, and Vermont. Walter has been documenting her art process on her personal blog at Her work will remain on display at Brookside until June 27. A public reception will be held on Friday, June 6 from 5 – 8 pm as part of Ballston Spa’s First Friday event. For more information, please visit or call 518.885.4000.

American Contract Bridge League SARATOGA SPRINGS - Have fun, make new friends, and hone your skills playing the world’s greatest card game. District 3 of the American Contract Bridge League, which encompasses upstate New York through Central New Jersey is pleased to announce its annual spring regional, The Norma Shelley Regional, held in Saratoga Springs, New York. The regional will take place at the Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY, and June 2-8, 2014. Pair and team games are available for all levels of play, including Golden Opportunity Pairs on Wednesday, June 4, Thursday, June 5, Friday June 6 and Saturday, June 7. The Golden Opportunity games allow beginning-intermediate players to earn gold points playing against people at their own level. For more information, contact Jon Green (845) 331-9020 or Visit for a full schedule of events, hotel info, and driving directions.

3rd Annual “Get Your Rack Back” Cocktail Party Benefit Planned for June 7th CAPITAL DISTRICT - This “For the Community, By Community- Helping Families Affected by Cancer” annual event was inspired by breast cancer survivor and author Connie Bramer in hopes of paying it forward after her own personal battle with cancer. This year’s benefit is specifically intended to aid the American Cancer Society’s Hope Club

and local non-profit organization whose mission is “Helping Families Cope With Cancer, One Household at a Time” by providing real help in the home while a family is enduring treatment for cancer. The Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick Street in Troy will provide the venue starting at 6:30pm featuring a variety of entertainment including live music, a caricature artist, Tarot Card reader, variety of raffles and generous silent auction items. Tickets are $65 and must be purchased in advanced by visiting

Whale Watching BUS TRIP SARATOGA SPRINGS - with Saratoga Chapter #131, Order of the Eastern Star. Join us June 7th for a fun bus trip to Boston! Tickets include the bus ride, whale watching and admission to the New England Aquarium, located just a short distance from Quincy Market. Reserve your seat today!! Contact Laurie Leu 518-879-7323 for more information!

Metaphysical Book Discussion Group SARATOGA SPRINGS - at Woodlawn Commons – Sunday, June 8 at 6 pm. New Thought New York Center for Spiritual Living will host a discussion of Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America by Chris Hedges. All are welcome to come whether they’ve read or not. Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 518-423-3569. For more information, visit www.

CALL FOR ARTISTS - ARTWORKS INSPIRED BY SARATOGA SPRINGS! SARATOGA SPRINGS –The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is seeking artists inspired by the spirit of Saratoga Springs to present and sell their work as part of 2014 TRASK Art Show & Sale on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The juried art sale and fundraiser, now in its third year, benefits the Foundation’s efforts to restore and preserve the Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial in Congress Park. Prizes and recognition include a $500 Best in Show cash prize. The deadline for artist submissions is Monday, June 9, 2014 and up to three works in any medium may be submitted. Visit to submit artwork and view the Artist Prospectus. There is a $25 Artist Submission Entry Fee, and selected works must be brought to the Canfield Casino on Wednesday, June 25th between 7AM and 3PM. Interested artists may contact Marcella Hammer at 518-587-5030 with questions.

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Bulletin Board Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market 2014 Season

Call for Artisans and Crafters!

BALLSTON SPA - The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market will open for the season on June 12 and continue through October 18. The market takes place every Thursday from 3 to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to Noon. The market is once again conveniently located in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street in the Village of Ballston Spa. This year ‘s market has been extended into October so customers will have the opportunity to purchase more fall produce, such as local apples. In addition to bringing local produce, plants, gourmet foods, baked goods and craft items into the Village, the market has teamed up with several organizations, clubs, and businesses in the area this year to create fun events for kids that will be offered free of charge. These activities will take place at the Saturday morning markets, which will also feature live acoustic music by local musicians. From June 26 through August 28, the Thursday markets are directly followed by the free Concerts in the Park. For more information please contact the market sponsor, the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, at 885-2772,, or visit their website Like us on Facebook!

GREENWICH - The Whipple City Festival committee invites local artisans - potters, jewelers, quilters, leather workers, paper makers, cheese makers, stone carvers, basket makers, silversmiths, jewelers, painters, photographers and the like to join Greenwich’s vibrant summer street festival in selling their handmade art and wares in a traditional style Artisans Market. The 2014 Whipple City Festival strives to once again feature handmade items created by artists and fine craftspeople from the region. The well attended, family friendly Whipple City Festival will take place June 13 and 14, 2014. The Artisans Market will be held on Saturday June 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Mowry Park, in the village of Greenwich. There will also be a demonstration tent for artists to showcase their skills! If you would like to be a part of the festival please contact the Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce at 518 692-7979 or for more details and application materials.

2014 Relay For Life of Southern Saratoga Cancer Survivors CLIFTON PARK - The American Cancer Society is seeking cancer survivors to participate in 2014 Relay For Life. The Shenendehowa Community 2014 Relay For Life will be held at the Shenedehowa High School Track in Clifton Park from Friday, June 13th, 7pm to Saturday June 14th, 7am. Relay For Life is a Community gathering to participate in the fight against cancer, through fundraising, education, awareness of cancer prevention, treatment and patient support. All cancer survivors and caregivers are honored guest as the Relay starts with a “Survivors Lap” to celebrate the courage that the survivors and their families sustain in their livers. After the sun sets, “The Remember Ceremony” with hundreds of luminaria lights the track to remember those we lost to cancer and honor those fighting cancer and those who have won. At 11pm is the “Fight Back Ceremony. All three ceremonies are beautiful and very moving. There will be various activities planned for the entire night. Registration for survivors, caregivers and the public will begin at 6pm. For further information please call Kristine Revelle, Specialist at 518-220-6942 or visit the website at http://

Whipple City Festival Parade Theme Announced GREENWICH - The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce announces that the Whipple City Festival Parade will be Friday, June 13, 2014 beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s Parade theme is “A Day at the Beach”. There will be prizes awarded to the floats for the following categories: the Best Beach Movie or TV Show theme float, the Best 60s Beach Theme float and the Best Beach Babies float. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best Hawaiian shirts, Bermuda shorts and sunglasses! To register a float or group, please go to for a Whipple City Festival Parade Entry Form and instructions. If you have questions, please contact Tatiana Coffinger, Parade Director, at or call 518-810-6876, or you may contact the Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce at 692-7979.

2014 Whipple City 5K Race Planned for June 14th GREENWICH - Registration has begun for the Whipple City 5K Run/Walk. The race will be held June 14th at 8:30am. The race begins and ends in front of the Greenwich Central Middle School. Partial proceeds for the race go to a GGCC Greenwich Central School Scholarship. Race T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 250 racers registered. You can register at or for a form to mail or bring in go to: www. Fees for prior registration until June 11th are $25.00. Same day registration is $30.00.

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Bulletin Board Whipple City Festival Music Line - Up GREENWICH - The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce announces the musical line-up for the 2014 Whipple City Festival occurring Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14. Friday, June 13, 2014, following the conclusion of the parade, local musical group, Big Easy Revue, will take the stage at the gazebo at Mowry Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. Led by Greenwich resident Matt Edwards, Big Easy Revue (formerly known as Buck2Fifty) is a 5 piece band that brings a swinging, Calypso and soulful mix of music which sounds like it comes straight from the streets of New Orleans. On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the gazebo will be alive with more musicians to entertain the crowds. Get Up Jack takes the stage at 1 p.m. playing Irish and contemporary music. Get Up Jack is a new musical adventure from former area favorite Hair of the Dog members, John Haggerty, Mike DeAngelis and Scott Apicelli, along with three other area musicians. If you enjoyed Hair of the Dog last year, you will love Get Up Jack this year! Stick around Saturday night and enjoy the country-bluegrass-rock sounds of Eastbound Jesus beginning at 7 p.m. Greenwich native brothers Luke and Carl Anderson are joined by other talented musicians as they perform their own original songs that are sure to be crowd favorites.

22nd Whipple City Festival Celebration GREENWICH - The festival begins on Friday June 13th with a 6:00 pm “A Day at the Beach” themed parade. It begins at the K Mart Plaza, travels along Main Street, to Hill Street and to Academy St. The evening continues with a bang to the sounds of the Big Easy Revue an area New Orleans Swing-Calypso-Soul group. Saturday starts bright and early with the running of the Whipple City 5K Race at 8:30. The day continues with great food choices for lunch and dinner. An Artisan Market of local craftspeople in Mowry Park, a family area of bounce houses , a rock climbing wall and other children’s activities at the town & village municipal buildings on Academy St. There will be free horse & wagon rides through the village on Saturday. Along with a day full of live free entertainment by Get Up Jack, formerly of The Hair of The Dog from the Capital District in the afternoon and in the evening Greenwich’s own popular group East Bound Jesus with its special “Northern Rock” sound. Returning this year is the Adirondack Brewery beer garden in Mowry Park. And in Dorr Park there will be Historical groups and reenactment groups from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WW1 and WWII. There will be community organizations, and commercial vendors on hand and again great food. Check out our website for updates and for links to register for the

5K race and the parade.

Curtis Lumber To Host 5th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day! CAPITAL DISTRICT - Curtis Lumber will host their 5th annual pet adoption day Saturday, June 14, 2014 across select retail stores located throughout New York State and Vermont. The event is called “Curtis Lumber PetAPalooza.” Each store will host multiple pet adoptions/rescue groups. Many adoption rates will also be lowered for the day! Hundreds of animals from over 80 (to date) shelters and rescue groups will be available for adoption including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and horses. There will also be pet service providers in attendance such as local veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters and trainers offering valuable discounts off their services. Other events include dog house and 50/50 raffles, food, live radio broadcasts and more. Last year’s event resulted in over 400 animals finding new forever homes! Curtis Lumber’s President and Owner Jay Curtis and wife Kendra, along with the Curtis family of 600 plus employees are very excited to host this annual event. For a list of locations, participating shelters and rescue groups attending visit www.clpetapalooza or clpetapalooza

SARATOGA CHAMBER PLAYERS SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Chamber Players, now in its 27th year, has commissioned a piece for 6 musicians from Eliot Bailen as part of the 2014 Saratoga ArtsFest theme, “It’s an Artist’s Life.” The string sextet, “A Day in the Life of the Artist,” will be one of 3 works to be performed in a concert in Skidmore’s Filene Concert Hall on Sunday June 15 at 3 PM. The sextet will preview at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Saturday June 14 at 7:30 PM. Also to be heard will be Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 60, “The Frog” and Tchaikovsky’s Sextet in D minor, “Souvenir de Florence,” Op. 70. Each of the three pieces reflects its composer’s source of inspiration. In addition to the concert, there will be an interactive workshop on creating music for children and their parents led by composer/cellist Bailen on Sunday June 15 at 11 AM in Skidmore’s Filene Hall. Workshop admission will be free for children, and for ArtsPass or SCP concert ticket holders. $15 for all others. Concert tickets may be ordered on-line at, or by calling 518.584.1427, or by purchase at the door on the afternoon of the concert: $15 with an ArtsPass, $18 adults, $12 students and free to children.

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Bulletin Board Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15pm Monday evenings June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4 and August 18, 2014. Registration is $5 day-of. This is a low-key, fun event topped off by light refreshments and unusual raffle prizes. Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, the Jake Fund (a local preschooler who is facing multiple leg operations) and a local nonprofit. For more information, call Laura Clark at 581-1278 or email laura@ or visit

ACCEPTING EXHIBITOR APPLICATIONS ROUND LAKE - The Village of Round Lake is now accepting exhibitor applications for 2014 Round Lake Arts & Craft fair, August 9 & 10. Deadline for discounted rate is July 1st. Looking for high quality, artisans who make all their own goods. No resale items will be accepted. We cannot accept any more jewelers, as the category has already been filled. To download a copy of the application, visit www. For more information, please contact the village office at 899-2800.

COLUMBIA HS 1970-1979 ALUMNI PARTY 2014 – SAVE THE DATE! CAPITAL DISTRICT - The annual CHS Classes of the ‘70s Alumni Party will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the E.G. Town Park. Friend us on our Facebook page for updates: Columbia-hs East-Greenbushny. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Register Now for the 12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5k! BALLSTON SPA - Brookside announced that the 12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5k Race will take place on Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 am. The out-and-back course follows Fairground Avenue, beginning at the top of the hill by the Fairgrounds, continuing out to the correctional facility and then circling back. The 3.1 mile course ends with a downhill finish right outside Brookside. This course is USATF CERTIFIED. Only 200 t-shirts available to runners, so register now! Registration rates are $22 per person through 8/12/2014; $27 8/13/2014 through 8/16/2013. Join with a friend or family member and get a discount! $35 for two entries through 8/12/2014* *Entries MUST be submitted together to be eligible and this rate is only valid through 8/12/2014. NOT VALID for day of race registrations. This 5K supports education programs offered to thousands of Capital Region school children and is sponsored by Ballston Spa National Bank. Register online at ac- or download an application from

SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Class of 1964 Shaker High School 50th Reunion Committee is gathering contact information from classmates to share details of our upcoming celebration. The 50th Reunion Weekend will be September 5-7, 2014. Save the dates! Most events will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham, NY, where we will have our own event room and a special rate for those staying at the hotel. It is going to be a great weekend. Plan to be there. Please send your contact information to shaker64reunion@

Japanese Language and Culture Summer Camp CAPITAL DISTRICT - July 7th (Mon) -10th (Thu) 9:00am11:00am. A graduate student from Japan offers a Japanese language and culture learning opportunity for children ages 9-12; four-day classes with no charge with the exception of small fee for material. Fun activities include origami (Japanese paper-craft), festival-related crafting, Japanese kids songs & games. Please feel free to contact Yuki Togawa E-mail:

Saratoga County Fair Exhibitor Handbooks are Available BALLSTON SPA - Saratoga County Fair is looking for entries, exhibitors, and all kinds of participants. The 2014 Saratoga County Fair Exhibitor Handbooks are printed and available online at and in print at feed and grain stores, garden centers, Curtis Lumber, Allerdice Building Supply, AC Moore, Agway, Hewitt’s, libraries and town halls in Saratoga County and at The Saratoga County Fair office at 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa and at the Cooperative Extension office, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Deadline for entries is July 12, 2014. Departments and shows include cattle, draft and saddle horses, goats, bees & honey, farm produce, flowers, culinary, home arts, fine arts, antiques, talent show, sheep,fair pageants, education, Grange, 4-wheel-drive pull and conservation. The 173rd Annual Saratoga County Fair opens on July 22, 2014 and runs through July 27, 2014 from 9am to midnight daily. Get all the details in your 2014 Saratoga County Fair Exhibitor Handbook or visit the web site, and click on “Forms” on the right side of the home page. For more information, call the Saratoga County Fair office at 885-9701.

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Bulletin Board K’S KAMP FOR KIDS SARATOGA SPRINGS - S.T.E.P. (Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program) K’s Horse Kamp for Kids.  Hands on mounted & nonmounted world of the horse, Arts and Crafts, Farm field exploration, Music.  Weekly August 11th – August 15th.  For registration forms and information call 374-5116. STEP  at New Forest Equestrian. Call (518) 374.5116 or email

Ballston Spa High School Reunion CAPITAL DISTRICT - The class of 1964 Ballston Spa High School 50th reunion committee is looking for classmates who are interested in attending a reunion on Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at the Ballston Spa Country Club. If you have not yet been notified and wish to attend, please call or e-mail Maureen at (518) 587-3280 ( or Lenny at (518) 490-2312 ( You may also e-mail us on Facebook at BSHS Class of 1964 with your contact information.

18th Annual Irish 2000 Festival BALLSTON SPA – The celebration that is midway to St. Patrick’s Day -- the Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival -- takes over the Saratoga County Fairgrounds on Sept. 12 and 13 with new groups and old favorites. The festival features more than 25 performers and two days of all things Irish. It opens at 5 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, with performances by Kilrush, Scythian, Clan na Gael and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. On Saturday, Sept. 13, Irish 2000 opens at 10 a.m. and continues until midnight, with three stages of non-stop music and a fourth stage where Irish dance takes the center. Discounted tickets will be available through Price Chopper’s Tickets to Go program starting on August 3 or through the festival website through Sept. 11. Those using their Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card receive an additional $1 the advance sale prices. Advance sale Friday only tickets are $16, Saturday only tickets are $18. A two-day pass is available by advance sale only at $29. At the gate, tickets for Friday only are $20. Tickets for Saturday only are $25 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free. All sales at the gate are cash only. There is a $3 parking fee. Additional information about the 18th Annual Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival is available by calling 1-888-414-3378. or visiting

Granville Lions Club Summer Furniture Sale GRANVILLE - We sell World Famous Furniture to use at your pool, patio, porch, deck or the beach. We are located behind the Post Office, off Main St. in Granville. Open every Friday 5-8pm and Sat. 10-2pm from May until Labor

Day. In the over 50 years we have been selling furniture, we have donated over 2 million dollars to local, state, national and world charities including hundreds of eye exams and glasses; scholarships; the purchase of a home for senior citizens with continued support; and funds to local fire companies, rescue squads, scouts, special camps for children with special needs, local cultural events, libraries and museums, Christmas programs for needy families, 4th of July Kids Days, Little League programs, winter skating, a skate board park, playgrounds, Glens Falls Assoc. of Hearing Impaired and Sight Soc. and many more great programs. So, please come and support us by buying your summer furniture; and at the same time, save a huge amount with our unbelievable pricing - most items at wholesale or below.

BURNT HILLS/BALLSTON LAKE CLASS OF 64 CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Class of 1964 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School 50th Reunion Committee is gathering information from classmates to share details of our upcoming celebration. The 50th Reunion weekend will be October 10-12, 2014. We will have our usual get together on Fri. Oct. 10th at Carney’s. The Saturday night event will be held at the Clifton Park Elks Club. It will be a great weekend. Plan to be there. Please send your contact information to Barb (Ross)Oberdieck or Bill Wigley

STEP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SARATOGA SPRINGS - 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

SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Tri-State Emergency team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches. This includes all aspects of field and underwater search. The tri-state emergency team responds when requested by NYS forest rangers and other police agencies throughout New York State, Western vermont and massachesettes. We are looking for certified scuba divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general who wish to help people in need. The team will provide training and complete sup-

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VOLUNTEER DIVERS NEEDED CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Tri-State Emergency Team (One of the oldest organized dive teams in America) located in Waterford, NY is looking for BASIC CERTIFIED SCUBA DIVERS to help with underwater search and recovery operations throughout western Vermont, western Massachusetts, and NY. To learn more simply call: (518) 237-6744 OR download an application from our website at: www.

YOUTH PROGRAM SCHUYLERVILLE - The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Most Saturdays from 5:30 - 8:30 there will be 5 styles of Scooter Board Races complete with prize ribbons. Bring a buddy as some racing requires teams of two. The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program provides social, recreational, and educational activities on a year round basis. For up to the minute information please visit us at www.facebook. com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

SARATOGA SPONSOR-A-SCHOLAR SEEKS VOLUNTEER MENTORS SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar (SSAS), a non-profit organization in Saratoga Springs, is seeking volunteer mentors for high school students enrolled in the program. SSAS helps motivated, financially disadvantaged students at Saratoga Springs High School excel in high school and succeed in college. Mentors are asked to commit to four years with a student, beginning in 10th grade and continuing through the first year of college. Mentors must be college graduates and agree to meet with their student once a month. To volunteer, contact Pat Titterton at 518-339-9474 or saratogasponsorascholar@yahoo. com. Information:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! CAPITAL DISTRICT - National non-profit Binky Patrol provides blankets for children in need locally through the Mechanicville chapter. They supply handmade blankets and hats to children who are sick, homeless, grieving or traumatized throughout Saratoga, Albany and Rensselaer Counties. No sewing experience necessary. They also need donations of materials such as cotton flannel, fabric, yardage or scraps, Polar fleece, quilt batting, postage, old clean sheets, yarn and thread. Blanket sizes range from 24x30” to twin for teens. Work on your own schedule to

make blankets or help deliver them. Contact Dayle Gruder at 664-5271 or

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss SO. GLENS FALLS - Group Meeting 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are not alone. We offer a healing environment for you to share your experience, to offer support and to be supported by others who understand suicide loss. There is a wealth of local resources for supporting survivors of suicide loss. You do not have to grieve alone. For time and meeting location please contact: Andrea Bello at 518-792-6007 Or andrea@

Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian program OPEN REGISTRATION 2014 SARATOGA SPRINGS - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 (c) 3 not for profit and totally volunteer organization is open for registration for the 2014 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

Calling All Mentors! CAPITAL DISTRICT - 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 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, Shenendehowa, 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

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