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Bulletin Board Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association Announces 11th Annual Saratoga DBA Fall Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association announces that the eleventh annual Saratoga DBA Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2011, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Fall Festival, a celebration of autumn and Halloween, will kick off on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Farmers’ Market with a ribbon cutting and special guests Mayor Scott Johnson, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and music by Matthew Boyce “Young Elvis”. The fun will continue all day Saturday throughout downtown Saratoga Springs, including the pumpkin roll down Caroline Street, Twinkle the Bear, 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. Radio Disney will be at the Collamer parking lot from 11am to 2pm and Dream Ponies and a petting zoo will be there from 11am until 3 pm. There will also be great music by Betsy and the Byegons, Jeff Bribsin, Open Mic for Kids with Rick Bolton and a young Elvis along other areas of Broadway. Cudney’s Cleaners will have a “Coats for Kids” collection and distribution from 11am-3pm at the intersection of Broadway and Division Street. They are currently collecting coats at all of their locations to be distributed during the Fall Festival. There will be coats for both kids and adults. The fun for kids ends with an exciting Costume Parade starting at 4:00pm at Forno Bistro, 541 Broadway that begins in the parking lot and proceeds down Broadway, led by Twinkle the Bear and the friends of Winnie the Pooh. The Parade ends at the Congress Park Carousel where the Department of Public Works has donated their time so all the kids can take a Carousel ride for free. This unique Halloween Celebration encourages families to have fun together, enjoying the hospitality of Saratoga Springs’ businesses and the great spirit of the community. In addition to the downtown celebration the Senior Center located at 5 Williams Street will be hosting a fun event October 25 from 3:30-5. There will be live country music by Los Amigos and lots of delicious fall food. The cost is $3 per person or bring an apple dessert and get in free! (P)

Blue Ribbon Showcase at Lake Avenue Elementary

SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Saturday, October 20th, Lake Avenue Elementary School invites the community to a Blue Ribbon Showcase in honor of its recognition as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School. The event, planned for 3 to 6 p.m. at the school, features exhibits by the school’s clubs and organizations, along with music, games, crafts, face painting and free refreshments. (P)

Dynamic Trumpet and Organ Duo to Perform SARATOGA SPRINGS - The acclaimed Anthony & Beard trumpet and organ duo will combine favorite Baroque selections by Telemann, Purcell, and Pachelbel with American folk songs by George Gershwin and Duke Ellington in a diverse performance at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church on Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. The handicap-accessible church is located off Northway Exit 14 at 175 Fifth Avenue (corner of Henning Road, across from BOCES). While there is no admission charge for the event, a free-will donation is encouraged. (P)

Sensory Storytime SARATOGA SPRINGS - Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Sensory Storyitme at the Saratoga Springs Public Library is open to all children from preschoolers on up and is espe-cially geared to those with sensory integration issues and those on the autism spectrum. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other storytimes, this program of stories, songs, and art activities may be just what you are looking for. Chil-dren must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is free of charge. Registration is not necessary. For more details contact the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 518-584-7860 or visit www.sspl.org (P)

Save Energy, Save Dollars SARATOGA SPRINGS - Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ Noon – 1:30 p.m. Diane Whitten from Cornell Cooperative Extension will present this Save Energy Save Dollars work-shop at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Topics will include: Identify the energy us-ers in your home, Take a whole-house approach to energy efficiency, Recognize the most cost-efficient energy improvements for your home, no-cost and low-cost ways to increase comfort and indoor air quality. Learn about incentives, rebates and financ-ing available. This program is free of charge. Registration is not necessary. For more details contact the Saratoga Springs


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Bulletin Board Public Library at 518-584-7860 or visit www.sspl.org (P)

2012 Twilight Cemetery Tour: Greenridge Cemetery  SARATOGA SPRINGS - On SATURDAY October 13, 2012 at 4pm the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation presents the TWILIGHT CEMETERY TOUR. 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. Come discover the final resting place of many individuals who made Saratoga Springs home while taking in the spooky spirit of the season! Tour starts at 4pm and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Meet on Lincoln Avenue at the Sackett Gate cemetery entrance. Cost is $10.00 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.

Fall Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS – Living Springs Community Church located at 59 Pine Rd. at the corner of Route 29 in Saratoga Springs will hold a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27, from 1-5pm. Free! Join us for an afternoon of fun featuring tractor hay rides, games, crafts, bounce house and refreshments. More info at www.livingspringscc.net (P)

North Country Heart Walk SARATOGA SPRINGS – Join Jared from Subway and thousands of walkers at the North Country Heart Walk on Saturday, October 20, at the Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs. Registration begins at 9:30am and the 1- or 3-mile walk kicks off at 10:45am. There will be breakfast, a Kids Zone, health education, music, health screenings and health education, a moving tribute to survivors, and Chelsea Cavanaugh will sing after the walk. Proceeds help the American Heart Association fight heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 4 killers in America. For information, visit saratogaglensfallsheartwalk.org or call 518.869.1961. (P)

Call For Entry - The 2012 Saratoga Arts Annual Members’ Show SARATOGA SPRINGS - November 17 - December 31, 2012.Artwork delivery: Monday, November 12 - 9am5pm; Opening Reception & Holiday Potluck: Saturday, December 1 - 6-8pm; Artwork pickup: Wednesday, January 2 - 9am-5pm. Each year during the holiday season, The Arts Center recognizes its member artists by showcasing their work in the Annual Member’s Exhibition. One submission per artist is permitted which encourages a wide variety of media, styles and subjects. Original artworks include watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings, collage, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, drawings and photographs. If you are interesed in participatingin this exhibition, please visit our website to download our call for entry and exhibit guidelines: www.saratoga-arts.org (A)

Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY Announces Plans for “Jingle Bell Run” 5k ® ALBANY - Timed 5k to be held at The Crossings in Colonie on December 1, 2012. 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 1, 2012. 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 www.albanyjbr.kintera.org or call the office at 456-1203. Early registration fee is $20 until November 1st, Registration fee is $25 prior to the event (After November 1st) or $30 day of. Registration fee for children 12 years of age or younger is $15 prior to the event or $20 day of. A Kids “Fun Run” 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! You can register as an individual or as a team. (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


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Bulletin Board 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. (A)

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. (A)

Thank You for 136 Summers of Fresh Air Fun 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 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 (A)

All About Bluebirds and More 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. (A)

2012-13 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs City School District continues to accept applications in anticipation of openings in our Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2012-2013 school year. We are currently accepting names of children who reside in the school district and will turn 4 on or before December 1, 2012.For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.saratogaschools.org/ upk. If you do not have computer access, please contact Lisa Nettesheim at 583-4474. (A)

15Th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run SARATOGA SPRINGS - The 15th annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run, presented by the Saratoga Arts, will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 5:30 PM. The run is limited to the first 1,500 registrants. There is no day of race registration. The race has sold out for the past eleven years. A Chip computerized scoring system will be used. The USA Track and Field certified course starts and finishes on the Skidmore College Campus. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in five-year age categories. All finishers will receive a FIRST NIGHT COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL. Register by November 23th for the early registration fee of $22 and a guaranteed moisture wicking long-sleeved shirt. After November 23rd, registration is $30. Refreshments following the race. Showers and restrooms available in the athletic complex. Save time by registering online, or download an application and map at www.saratoga-arts. org There is no additional fee for registering on-line. For further information contact First Night Saratoga at 584-4132. (A)

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


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Bulletin Board ropean 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. (A)

Preschool Story & Art Program 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 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. (A)

Halloween Parade & Costume Judging 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 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. (A)

Performance by Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus SARATOGA/GALWAY – “A Musical Odyssey” presented by Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus on November 9, 7pm at Galway Central School’s Annual Coffee House, high school gymnasium. This program is funded in part by a Saratoga Program for Arts Funding

(SPAF) Grant. For additional information, please see website at saratogasoundtrack.org or contact Fran Pinto at fran@saratogasoundtrack.org or call 4887819. (A)

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. (A)

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. (A)

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 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. (A)


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Bulletin Board 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 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. (A)

Free Cancer Screening Event SARATOGA SPRINGS – Flu Shot included with your screening! Free Cancer Screening event for uninsured women ages 40-64 will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 9am-3pm at 3044 Route 50, Saratoga Springs. Breast, Cervical, Colorectal Screenings (pelvic, pap, clinical breast exam, mammogram and take-home colon screening kit – No Charge). Space is limited, so call to make your appointment today at 580-2132. Enjoy a bit of comfort and pampering while you wait! Fun stuff in store for all attendees. Refreshments and goodie bags. Transportation can be provided if needed. For additional information, call Cancer Services Program of Saratoga County at 5802132. (A)

Foster Parent Meeting SARATOGA COUNTY – A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on October 29, at 4pm at the Services Building, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Saratoga County is in need of foster homes for schoolaged children and teenagers. The next certification class will begin in January 2013. Please contact Jennifer Otten or Stacey McVaigh at 884-4157 for more information. (A)

Yoga for the “Unenlightened” SARATOGA SPRINGS – Yoga for the “Unenlightened” at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs, on Tuesdays in October from 6-7pm. A donation-based mini-course for those new to the practice of yoga. This course will take beginners through traditional meditation, yogic breathing and simple poses. Feel relaxed and invigorated

by learning this ancient mind-body practice. For more info please visit www.saratogaspringsumc.org or call 518-584-3720. (A)

Become the “VOICE” of Hudson Crossing Park SCHUYLERVILLE – Now through October 20, Hudson Crossing Park, located on and near Lock 5 in Schuylerville, announces a contest for your VOICE! To enter, download a contest application at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org/bethevoice or call (518) 859-1462 to request an application. The winner/s will be the voice that thousands of people will hear when they listen to Hudson Crossing Park’s new environmentally friendly “Tour-Mate” audio units featuring fascinating stories about the park’s history and nature. The winner’s will initially record up to 16 two-minute pre-scripted narratives with opportunities for additional recordings over the next 12-18 months. If needed, reasonable travel expenses will be covered and recognition will be given in press, e-newsletters, and through the Park’s website on a “Virtual Tour.” For more information, go to www.hudsoncrossingpark.org or call 859.1562. (A)

Scallop Potato & Ham & Chicken ‘n Biscuits Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Scallop Potato & Ham & Chicken ‘n Biscuits Dinner on Wed., October 24 from 4:30-7pm. Adults: $9; Seniors (62 yrs.) & Military (active/retired) w/ID card: $8; Children ages 5-12: $5; Children under age 5: Free. All takeouts: $10. Cash bar available. The Lodge is located at 1 Elk Lane in Saratoga Springs. Call 584-2585 for more information. (A)

Square Dance SCHUYLERVILLE – The Country Round and Square Dance Assoc. will host a dance (old style country) at the American Legion, Clancy Street, from 2-6pm on Sun., October 21. Music by “Ole Time Country”. Everyone is welcome. Adults: $5; Ages 6-17 yrs.: $2; Under age 6: Free. Casual Dress. For more information, call Floyd at 747-6687 or Sandy at 824-3719. (A)

Square Dance SCHUYLERVILLE – The Country Round and Square Dance Assoc. will host a dance (old style country) at the American Legion, Clancy Street, from 2-6pm on Sun., October 28. Music by “Ole Time Country”. Everyone is welcome. Adults: $5; Ages 6-17 yrs.: $2; Under age 6: Free. Casual Dress. For more information, call


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Bulletin Board Floyd at 747-6687 or Sandy at 824-3719. (A)

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 www.aarp.org/taxaide or call Ronald Streeter at 518877-5494. (A)

Storytime Science SARATOGA SPRINGS – Kids ages K-2, join librarians at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Children’s Room staff will present a story and hands-on science activity each week. Sessions will be held on Mondays from 4:30-5:15pm thru October 22. This program is free of charge. For more details or to register, please contact the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 518-584-7860 or visit www.sspl.org. (A)

First Night Saratoga Seeks Volunteers SARATOGA – Saratoga Arts is seeking volunteers to assist in overseeing First Night Saratoga, the region’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts and community. Volunteers will serve as hosts and hostesses in one of over 30 venues, for a chosen 3-hour shift between the hours of 6pm and 11:40pm. 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 and a First Night poster. Special “early bird” incentives have been added for those who sign up before November or for later shifts. For more information on how to participate, call Volunteer Coordinator Ingrid Capron at (518) 491-8080, or email her at icapron@ saratoga-arts.org (A)

Toddler Story Time SARATOGA SPRINGS – Toddler Story Time at Saratoga Springs Public Library. This interactive program at Saratoga Springs Public Library is designed to foster a love of stories, as well as encourage the develop-

ment of pre-literacy skills. Children ages 24-42 months and their parent or caregiver will be introduced to stories, rhymes, and songs that they can enjoy together. Sessions will be held through November 29 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:309:50am or Wednesdays, 11-11:20am. For more details or to register, please contact the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 518-584-7860 or www.sspl.org (A)

Thursdays at Noon: Lunchtime Events all Fall! SARATOGA SPRINGS – This Fall the Saratoga Springs Public Library will be bringing you lunchtime entertainment on Thursday afternoons through November 29. Every Thursday be sure to come to the library at noon for events that will include the Saratoga Springs Public Library and Saratoga Springs Heritage Center’s ever-popular Brown Bag Lunch sessions as well as other great free events ranging in topic from travelogues, live concerts, history, nature, energy efficiency, and nutrition! For more details please contact the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 518-584-7860 or visit www.sspl.org. (A)

Seeking Crafts & Artisans GREENWICH – We are seeking crafters and artisans of handmade items for The Adirondack School Fall Festival and Open House on October 20. The festival will be held outside. Please contact Cathy Grasso Hoff at 884-4044 for information on booth fee and space allotment. We are located at 5158 County Route 113 in Greenwich, 14 miles east from downtown Saratoga Springs. (A)

Sponsor-A-Scholar Seeks Mentors SARATOGA SPRINGS –Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar (SSAS), a not-for-profit organization in Saratoga Springs, is seeking volunteer mentors for Saratoga Springs High School students enrolled in the SSAS program. The organization, whose goal is to help academically motivated, financially disadvantaged students complete high school and graduate from college, inducted its fifth class of scholars last June. The 10 new students are enrolled as sophomores at the high school this fall. All mentor applicants are required to go through a standard criminal background check, screening and interview. Mentors and students will be matched this fall. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please call Pat Titterton at 518-339-9474 or e-mail saratogasponsorascholar@yahoo.com to receive an SSAS mentor application. (A)


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Bulletin Board Seeking Vendors for Button Bonanza

CD Crossfire Girls Elite Fastpitch SARATOGA – Seeking vendors for the Button Bonan- Softball za Show and Sale sponsored by the Half Moon and Mohawk Valley Button Clubs to be held November 3 at the Knights of Columbus in Saratoga. Buttons and button related items and crafts only. For more information, please call Kirsti at 869-8125 or Kathy at 3933156. (A)

Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens Tours SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Yaddo Garden Association is hosting “Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens” tours. The one-hour docent-led walking tour through the Yaddo gardens will meet at 5pm in the Yaddo garden parking lot on Friday and Sunday evenings through October 28. Tour participants are invited to experience the spirit(s) and mystery of the gardens, feel the energy and creativity of the forces of the Earth and share in the spiritual intrigue from Native Americans, Edgar Allan Poe, the Trask Family and other contemporary Yaddo artist visitors. The fee for the “Ghosts in the Yaddo Gardens” tour is $10 per person (children 12 and under are free), accepted in cash at tour time. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518.584.0746 or www.yaddo.org. (A)

Catholic Central HS Class of ’67 Reunion CAPITAL REGION – Catholic Central High School, Troy, NY, Class of 1967 will hold its 45th Reunion at 6pm on November 24, at McGreivey’s Restaurant in Waterford. Invites to be mailed soon. Please contact Joe Jabour at (518) 271-6638 or JJABOUR@nycap.rr.com We hope to see you there! (A)

Add Holiday Sparkle with Saratoga Soundtrack SARATOGA COUNTY – Our award-winning ensemble will provide unique entertainment for your next social event. Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus, a women’s a cappella group, sings a variety of music in fourpart harmony/barbershop style. Currently, we are the reigning Division AA Midsize Chorus Champions in Region 16 Sweet Adelines International! Whether you prefer a quartet, an octet or an entire chorus, we can customize a performance to please your patrons, party-goers, and your purse! Let’s get your party started! Contact: fran@saratogasoundtrack.org or call 518-488-7819. (A)

CAPITAL REGION – 16U & 18U team has openings based on position. For tryout information please contact: Coach Sears at gsears@cdcrossfire.com Coach Baker at rbaker@cdcrossfire.com or visit our website at www.cdcrossfire.com (A)

Craft/Garage Sale Vendors Wanted SARATOGA – 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 11am-3:30pm. 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 9:30am. The dates are October 28, November 11, and November 25, 2012. 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. (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. Meetings 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)

SAIL Benefit Fundraiser SARATOGA SPRINGS/QUEENSBURY – Saturday, October 20 marks our 7th annual SAIL (Southern Adirondack Independent Living) benefit fundraiser, which includes a sit-down dinner, media presentation, and silent auction at The Saratoga Holiday Inn on Broadway, Rt. 9, in Saratoga Springs. The event will have some wonderful entertainment as well, with the band Soul Session. Tickets are $100 per person in advance and $125 at the door. The winner of our 50/50 raffle, for which we have been selling tickets all summer long, will be announced at approx. 8pm during the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 792-3537. The event begins at 5:30pm and will conclude at 12 midnight. Remember, it is black tie optional. (A)


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Bulletin Board Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous SARATOGA SPRINGS – Food Addicts (FA) in Recovery Anonymous is a program based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. FA is a fellowship of men and women who are recovering from the disease of food addiction. Some of us have been obese or under-eaters, bulimic or so obsessed with food or weight that we could not freely live our lives. FA members have tried any number of solutions to their problems with food, including years of diets or exercise. Looking for a solution? We invite anyone to visit us at our weekly meetings on Mondays at 7pm at United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs. Local contacts: John (518) 605-3090, Helena (408) 893-8075. (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 www.townofwilton.com (A)

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 enrollment sites throughout the following counties: Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Washington Counties. (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 www.

saratoga-arts.org/opportunities 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 www. wwme.org 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 cover-all 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)

Wanted: Metals for Fundraising Project SCHUYLERVILLE – The American Legion is seeking metals – steel, aluminum, copper, etc. A container for recycling metals is located in the parking lot of the American Legion at 6 Clancy St., Schuylerville. Your support in this fundraising project is greatly appreciated. (A)

Stars for Our Troops CAPITAL REGION – Stars for our Troops is a grassroots organization that is growing fast across the USA. We take retired American Flags with embroidered 2 inch Stars, remove the Stars, put the Star in a pouch with a statement the reads: “I am part of our American flag that has flown over a home in the U.S.A. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a


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Bulletin Board reminder that You are not forgotten.” The Stars are given freely to any soldier or veteran that we meet, or are mailed to them. Stars are given to Veteran Homeless Shelters so those Veterans know that we respect them and they are not forgotten. Stars are given to our Wounded Warriors as a Thank You for what they have endured. Stars are given to our Veterans in Nursing Homes and Veteran Hospitals. Volunteers are needed to help create these Stars. Families and friends need to contact us so we can share the Stars with their loved ones. Donations are gratefully accepted to help deter the costs of supplies and postage. More information can be found at www.StarsForOurTroops.org or contacting Stars4ourTroops@ aol.com. (A)

Books For Troops, Inc. Needs More Books! CAPITAL REGION – Book donations have been down and Books For Troops, Inc. has a real need for goodcondition used paperbacks in all genres, but especially sci-fi, fantasy, classics, history, historical fiction and true fiction. Donations may be left at the following locations: Clifton Park and Halfmoon Town Halls; Troy City Hall; Print & Graphics Group on Fire Rd., Clifton Park; Red Robin Restaurants in Latham and Clifton Park; Saratoga County DMV offices in Clifton Park, Ballston Spa and Wilton; King’s Glass in Saratoga Springs; and the Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co., 250 Glen St., Glens Falls. If any organization would like to have a book drive, contact Director Ellen Keegan at ekeegan3@nycap.rr.com for help in arranging for one. Monetary donations are also greatly needed for postage to mail a box of 30-40 books at $12.50 per box, as well as any amount would be greatly appreciated. Send checks or money orders payable to “Books For Troops, Inc.” to 152 Oak Brook Commons, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2677. A receipt for tax purposes will be sent for all monetary gifts. (A)

STEP is Up & Riding CAPITAL REGION – STEP, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program, is currently accepting registrations for the 2012 season. Programs offered are Hippotherapy, STEP-UP Therapeutic Riding, Equine Experiential Learning Program, and the Brain Injury Recovery Program (Horse Sense). All abilities run by Licensed Physical Therapists and Medical & Equine Professionals. In addition to day camps and special group programs there are riding programs for the

able bodied, siblings of riders, and veterans with families. For information and registration call (518) 3745116 ask for Cyndie or visit our website www.stepupnfec.org or email stepatnfec@yahoo,com. (A)

Green Ribbon School Initiative SCHUYLERVILLE – Hudson Crossing Park (HCP) and Schuylerville School District are partnering up to join a national movement (http://www.greenribbonschools.org/news) to earn Green Ribbon status for the school. With a start-up grant from The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s Community/Land Preservation and Planning Fund, HCP has hired a parttime Green Ribbon School Project Director to assist the school in assembling teams of parents, teachers, students, and staff who will provide leadership for various projects and issues. The goals of the initiative are to promote environmental literacy in teachers and students, “green” the campus and its operations, encourage outdoor learning and exploration, and promote health and fitness in the school community. Specific projects already underway include the annual Health Fair, a Butterfly Garden, an outdoor classroom space, and a re-invigorated schoolwide recycling program, among others. For additional information about this program call Cindy Wian at 321.9011 or email schuylervillegrs@gmail.com or info@hudsoncrossingpark.org (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 (1-800-344-4867, Press option #1). (A)

Class of 1962 Plans 50th Reunion CAPITAL REGION – Former Mont Pleasant High School, Schenectady, Class of 1962 plans 50th reunion. An informal gathering is planned for Friday evening, October 19 at Petta’s Restaurant; and a dinner party will be held at Mallozzi’s Restaurant Saturday evening. Time to be announced. Both restaurants are located in Schenectady. If you were a member of the Class of 1962, please register your contact information online by going to: MPHS62@hotmail.com, or contact committee chairman, Tom Versocki at 399-7897. Specific details will be sent to all who register. (A)


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