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Bulletin Board GREENWICH ELKS AUXILIARY FALL CRAFT FAIR-SAT. 11/10/12 -GREENWICH Elks Lodge- Rte. 40 SF-For Application or Information Call-Donna @ 692-2347 or Amber @ 5878224

Free Home Bible StudyGreat way to study through the Bibleat your convenience. Exciting and informative study that couldchange your life. Compliments of Free Spirit Fellowship. 885-3149

Free Spirit Fellowship will host “The Gates of Hell” drama

POST LEAF-PEEPING RECEPTION and Sunday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m. Due to poten- READING tially frightfulscenes, this drama is not recommended for small children.The church is located at 1425 West High St in Ballston Spa.885-314915th

ANNUAL FIRST NIGHT SARATOGA 5K RUN The 15th annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run, presented by theSaratoga Arts, will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at5:30 PM. The run is limited to the first 1,500 registrants. Thereis no day of race registration. The race has sold out for the pasteleven years. A Chip computerized scoring system will be used.The USA Track and Field certified course starts and finishes onthe Skidmore College Campus. Awards will be given to the topthree overall male and female finishers as well as the top threemale and female finishers in five-year age categories. All finisherswill receive a FIRST NIGHT COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL.Register by November 23th for the early registration fee of $22and a guaranteed moisture wicking long-sleeved shirt. AfterNovember 23rd, registration is $30. Refreshments following therace. Showers and restrooms available in the athletic complex.Save time by registering online, or download an application andmap at www.saratoga-arts.org There is no additional fee for registeringon-line. For further information contact First NightSaratoga at 584-4132.

The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in NEED of volunteersto help deliver meals to homebound seniors in the HADLEY area. Hot nutritious meals are prepared, packed andready to go out of the Hadley meal site ( HadleySenior/Community Center) Monday- Fridays at about 10:30.Delivery takes about an hour and a half. Please call Billie Jo orDenise at The Office for the Aging- 884-4100 or 363-4020- fordetails

FEATURES POETS PINES and SHERLOCK at TREES, BOLTON LANDING, 5-7 PM, NOVEMBER 10Contact: Barbara Edwards, 315-439-7315, bedwards002@nycap.rr.com“Jazz improvisation is like writing poetry,” says Paul Pines, whoshares the limelight with Connecticut poet Irene Sherlock at atwo poet reception and reading at Trees Adirondack Gifts andBooks, 4942 Lake Shore Drive, Saturday, November 10, 5-7p.m. Pines should know— for the past 29 years, he has hostedthe Lake George Jazz Weekend and once owned a jazz club onManhattanʼs Lower East Side, which became the setting of hisfirst novel, THE TIN ANGEL.At Trees, Paul will read from his new book, DIVINE MADNESS,most recent of his nine volumes of poetry. “The only other personI can compare this to is Goethe…powerful stuff!” - ravesNPR-WAMCʼS Paul Elisha.Selections from Pinesʼ poetry were set by composer Daniel Asiafor the Summit label and in 2008 the Tucson SymphonyOrchestra performed the 5th Symphony with settings of his poems.

Peaceful Acres Horses to Hold Open House CAPITAL REGION – Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc. (PAH) is having an Open House. The missions of PAH are to provide a therapeutic environment for both horses and people to resolve issues related to grief, loss and trauma, and to regain strength and trust. PAH provides or facilitates placement in forever homes to all breeds of horse. Our Open House date: November 4, from 2:30-4:30pm at 3740 Rynex Corner Rd., Pattersonville, NY, (518) 887-3178. For information about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.peacefulacreshorses.com (P)

Comfort for Those Who Mourn MECHANICVILLE – “Comfort for Those Who Mourn” is a 6-week Christian non-denominational grief support


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Bulletin Board group for all those who are mourning the death of a loved one. The next group will meet at St. Luke’s on the Hill, 40 McBride Road in Mechanicville from 4-5:30pm beginning Monday, November 12. The group will be facilitated by Fr. John Hopkins and Deacon Lynne Curtis LCSW both of whom have had many years of experience in ministering to the bereaved both within the Church and at Hospice where Deacon Lynne worked for nearly 20 years as a bereavement counselor. There is no cost for this program but registration is required. Please call St. Luke’s office at 664-4834 for further information and registration. (P)

Attn: Korean War Veterans CAPITAL REGION – Are you a veteran of the Korean War Era (1950-1955)? Have you ever been to a business meeting or “social event” with other Korean War vets? Every month there is a meeting for those who live within the Adirondack Chapter area (7 counties: Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex, Hamilton, Fulton and Clinton). Veterans outside the area (like VT) or vets passing thru are always welcome as well. Business meetings are held at 2pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Cooper St. VFW in Glens Falls. November meeting will be on Wed., November 7. You do not have to have served in the country of South Korea to be classified as a Korean War veteran, as some vets served in Germany, England or the USA. For more information call Commander William Shaw at 518-584-2638. (P)

Korean War Vets Plan Luncheon CAPITAL REGION – Each month one of the Korean War veterans sponsors a social event. Bill and Lil Reid (hosts) need your reservations at 885-1414 for an “order off the menu” lunch at noon on Wed., November 14 at C&R Restaurant, Rt. 29 (west of Saratoga and Galway). Wives, widows and/or friends are always welcome to join us. (P)

Defensive Driving Class Fundraiser SARATOGA SPRINGS – NYS approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered on Sat., November 3 from 9am-3pm at First Baptist Church, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs. Fee is $35 (bring a friend, $30 ea.). A portion of fee will benefit First Baptist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray

Frankoski at 286-3788. (P)

The Little Mermaid Junior SARATOGA SPRINGS – Twenty-eight local children from Saratoga Children’s Theatre will be performing The Little Mermaid Junior, a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic and the Disney film. Performances will be held on Friday, November 2 at 7pm and Saturday, November 3 at 3pm and 7pm at the Saratoga Music Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Adults: $10, Children: $7. Please email sctmkelly@gmail.com to reserve your tickets. For more information, visit http://www.saratogachildrenstheatre. org. Tony Rivera is the Director. Michael Lotano is the Musical Director. Rosie Spring is the Choreographer. (P)

Monthly Breakfast VICTORY – The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on Route 32 south of the village of Victory will be cooking breakfast on November 11 from 8-11am. The Club hosts breakfast on the second Sunday of each month all year. Menu: eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $6; Child $3. Everyone is welcome. (P)

Donations of Holiday Gifts For Children Needed SO. SARATOGA COUNTY – Over the past 23 years, the Chamber Angels, a program of The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, has provided holiday gifts to thousands of children in Southern Saratoga County thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals who have donated countless toys, clothes, and personal items. The Chamber Angels program identifies less fortunate children who would most likely not receive any gifts for Christmas through area schools and other not-for-profit organizations. Children’s wish lists are provided to individuals and businesses that agree to sponsor the child and fulfill their wish lists. All the gifts are distributed back through the schools or agencies, insuring that each child receives their desired gifts before the holidays. Chamber Angels will hold a fundraising cocktail reception, “An Eve-


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Bulletin Board ning with Angels” on November 15 at the Mohawk Country Club and Chateau. Individuals can register to attend the reception or receive more information about sponsoring a child by calling The Chamber at 371-7748 or by visiting www.southernsaratoga. org. Businesses or individuals who may be interested in sponsoring this event or being an angel to a child a need this season can learn more by calling the number above. Christmas tree ornaments containing a single wish list item can be obtained at the following locations starting the first week in November: Times Square (Clifton Park Center Mall), NBT Bank (225 Guideboard Rd, Halfmoon), TD Bank (Shopper’s World Plaza), Mechanicville District Public Library, and Tiny Tots Tea Room or Artique (both in Plaza 8, Crescent Road). (P)

Chicken & Biscuit Dinner QUEENSBURY – The Queensbury VFW Ladies Auxiliary 6196 will be hosting a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday, November 4 from noon till 3pm. Cost is $9. The proceeds will benefit “National Military Services” which are programs that aid our military and their families. Take-out will be available but please call ahead, 793-7535. The post is located at 32 Luzerne Road, Queensbury across from the West Glens Falls Fire Department. We thank you for your support. (P)

Garage Sale & Bake Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS – A Garage Sale and Bake Sale will be held on November 3 from 9am-3pm at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs. Bag Sale begins at 1pm. All proceeds benefit the Senior High Youth Group mission projects. (P)

Mayan Hands Fair Trade Sale ALPLAUS – Looking for a unique gift for the holidays? The Alplaus United Methodist Women are hosting a Mayan Hands Fair Trade Sale on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17 from 10am-3pm at the Alplaus United Methodist Church on 1 Brookside Avenue in Alplaus. The Mayan Hands Foundation helps women from Guatemalan communities earn a fair return for their work. These high quality hand-woven items make beautiful gifts. Thank you for supporting the Al-

plaus UMW and these talented Guatemalan weavers. Call 518-399-6000 for information. The church is handicapped accessible. (P)

Breakfast Buffet SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, November 4 from 8:30-11am. Donation requested: Adults $7; Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID card) $6; Children ages 5-12, $5 (children under age 5, Free). Takeouts $8. (P)

Breakfast Buffet SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, November 18 from 8:30-11am. Donation requested: Adults $7; Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID card) $6; Children ages 5-12, $5 (children under age 5, Free). Takeouts $8. (P)

Turkey Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a “Thanksgiving-style” Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, November 14 from 4:30-7pm. Menu: Soup du jour, roasted turkey, bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, vegetable, tossed salad, bread & butter, dessert, coffee & tea. Adults: $9; Seniors (62 yrs.) and Military (active duty and retired) with ID card: $8; Children ages 5-12: $5; Children under age 5: Free. All takeouts: $10. Cash bar available. (P)

Holiday Vendor Fair Fundraiser CLIFTON PARK – Premier Dance Holiday Vendor Fair on November 3 from 5-8pm at 54 The Crossing, Clifton Park. Mary Kay, Arbonne, MarEle, Lia Sophia, Lindt RSVP, PartyLite, Lili’s Designs, and more! Fair is open to the public, and entry is free! Get your Holiday shopping done while supporting the Premier Dance Competition Team! For more details contact Carrie at hartlandwildcats@yahoo.com. (P)

Annual Turkey Dinner CLIFTON PARK – Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146 in Clifton Park, is having their annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, November 10 with


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Bulletin Board continuous seating from 3:30-6:30pm. Take out is also available. Enjoy delicious turkey, Stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, carrots, cranberry sauce, homemade breads, assorted pies and hot & cold beverages. Please call the church office at 371-7964 on weekdays to make a reservation. Adults: $9, children ages 5-11 yrs.: $5, children under age 5: Free. The dinner proceeds support Workcamp 2013, a summer youth mission trip to Millersville, Maryland. (P)

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)

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)

Wine and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Milton Grange #685 and Greenfield Grange #807 will hold a Wine and Cheese Tasting on Saturday, November 10, 7pm, at The Saratoga Winery located at 462 Route 29, Saratoga Springs. The event includes tasting a variety of local wines, cheeses and crackers. Proceeds will be donated to the Greenfield Food Pantry and E.C.H.O. Food Pantry. The cost is $20 per person for those who RSVP in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available by contacting Shana at 744-3834 or gfldgrange807@hotmail.com. The public is encouraged to attend. (P)

Fundraising Effort for Playground Kicks Off GREENFIELD – The parents of Greenfield Elementary, a rural school in the Saratoga Springs District, have boldly embarked upon one of the largest recent projects of its kind that is garnering lots of attention. Its parent teacher organization, the Home School Association (HSA), is now leading a community “Feed the Dragon” campaign to be sure its children continue to have a recess area that is distinguishable, safe and accessible to all. The campaign features the Greenfield Elementary School dragon mascot and includes a yearlong marketing campaign driven to raise money and build awareness for the project. Along with grant application writing, hundreds of sponsorship packets are being mailed to area businesses and residents. Events throughout the year will include such things as student dances, a “dragon” cookbook sale, a 5K race, in-school contests and a community gala early next year. The playground team developed a new logo, tagline “Feed the Dragon” and multiple promotional materials are being distributed throughout the region. The Greenfield Elementary HSA and Playground is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Donations can be made on the organization’s website at www. greenfieldplayground.com or by calling (518) 8937402. (P)

Craft Fair WILTON – The Wilton Fire Dept. Auxiliary is happy to announce that we are working with Ballard Road Elementary School’s Craft Fair this year to accommodate their overflow. We have crafter/vendor booths for your browsing and shopping pleasure. The fair will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 9am-3:30pm and is located at the Wilton Fire Dept., Station 1, 270


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Bulletin Board Ballard Road, Wilton, one mile west of I-87 exit 16, right next door to the school. Make one stop and shop two craft fairs. There are booths still available. Call 4955502 to make a reservation. (P)

Board of Directors Added to I Am I Can, Inc. CAPITAL REGION – I Am I Can, Inc., a local nonprofit organization, recently named Jennifer Getter of Rexford, Cheryl Sovern of Malta, and Harjit Earnest of Clifton Park, to its Board of Directors. Jennifer is a CPA at LCS&Z, LLP in Latham; Cheryl is an Attorney at Ducharme, Clark, Sovern in Clifton Park; and Harjit is employed by KeyBank in Malta. I Am I Can was created to mentor girls in grades 9-12 and provides needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy as they navigate their high school years and move towards postgraduate goals. To learn more about this organization please visit www.iamicanachieve.org or call Avon Scherff, Founder and President, at (518) 688-3010 x102 or avon@scherffinsurance.com. (P)

Ballston Spa Holiday Plans Underway BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association’s annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Weekend Celebration will take place December 7-9. The BSBPA-sponsored Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Village Tree Lighting will be Friday, December 7. Groups and organizations that are interested in participating in the parade, please contact the BSBPA at info@ballston.org or 885-2772 to confirm your place. Before and after the parade, there will be carolers and musicians on the street corners and many village shops and restaurants will be open with music, demonstrations and displays as part of First Friday, which also falls on this festive evening. The BSBPA encourages all Ballston Spa businesses, churches, schools and community groups who have holiday-themed events or activities happening between Friday, December 7 and Sunday, December 9 to contact us with description, date and time of your event to be included in a holiday schedule of events which will be available throughout the community. You may send your information to Ellen Mottola, info@ ballston.org or mail to BSBPA PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY or call the BSBPA at 885-2772. Please submit your event to the Association no later than November 16. For more information about BSBPA events, visit our

website www.ballston.org. (P)

Indoor Farmers’ Market BALLSTON SPA – The next once a month indoor Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market will take place in the Cornell Cooperative Extension auditorium at 50 West High Street in Ballston Spa on Saturday, November 3 from 9am until noon. The indoor market has seasonal produce, meat, poultry, a large selection of baked goods, specialty foods and quality handmade items. The market features a farm related activity area provided by The Wonder Room and music by local musicians. Future indoor markets are scheduled for December 1, January 5, February 9, March 16, April 6, and May 4. For more information please visit the BSBPA website www. ballston.org or call 885-2772. Market information can also be found on Facebook. (P)

Registration Begins for Gingerbread House Workshops SARATOGA SPRINGS – Registration Begins for Gingerbread House Workshops for all ages: November 3 – December 8. Get into the holiday spirit at the Saratoga Springs Public Library and sign up for one of the library’s many Gingerbread House Workshops before the spots are all full! Workshops will be held in early December. There will be workshops for children, teens, and adults! Participants will learn the yummy and beautiful art of Gingerbread House Making. This program is free of charge but registration is required. For more details contact the Saratoga Springs Public Library at 518-584-7860 or visit www.sspl.org. (P)

Local Tae Kwon Do Students Win at State Championship. SARATOGA SPRINGS – Ten students from Pai’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do recently participated in the NYS Governors Cup Tae Kwon Do Championship at Queens College. All together the students brought home the following awards from multiple divisions of competition: 5 first place, 6 second place, 5 third place, and 1 fourth place. Congratulations to the following competitors: Patrick Hall, Garrison Schaller, Samantha Panarese, Thomas & Jesse Bradley, Derek & Olivia Zwickle, Darrell Skeeter, Erwin Premchan, and Kevin Felicitas. (P)


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Bulletin Board Tree Decorators & Cookie Bakers Needed ROUND LAKE – Tree Decorators and Cookie Bakers needed for Round Lake Village Festival of Trees to be held November 30, December 1 and December 2. Call 885-3627 for additional information. (P)

with Delicate Dilemmas. Reservations are required. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043 by November 9. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club. (P)

Holiday Grief Recovery Program Preschool PTA Show CLIFTON PARK – Bring your preschooler Wednesday, November 7 or Thursday, November 8, 9:30am or 1pm, to an educational musical performance by Seth and the Moody Melix. Program will be held at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church on Route 146. Children ages 2 and over: $4; Adults admitted free. (P)

52nd Annual Winter Sports Sale BURNT HILLS – The 52nd annual winter sports sale will be held from 9am-noon on Sat., November 17 at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 860 Rt. 50. New & used winter sports equipment for sale. This is a consignment sale; equipment may be delivered to the church between 6-9pm on Thurs., November 15 & 5-9pm on Fri., November 16. Downhill and cross-country ski equipment, boots, skates, snowboards, sleds, and winter sports clothing will be sold. Older straight skis and non-coded bindings will not be accepted. Sellers determine price of article to be sold. For more information, contact G. Adams at 399-5875. (P)

Election Day Chili Feast MALTA RIDGE – The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church will hold a Chili Feast on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, at the Church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension, in Malta Ridge. The menu will feature chili, salad, rolls, and cookies for dessert. Eat-in or take-out is available from 11:30am-6pm. Donation is $6. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 581-0210. (P)

Holiday Craft Fair Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS – All women are invited to attend a luncheon on Tuesday, November 13, from 12-2pm at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $13 inclusive. Homemade crafts, baked goods, Christmas and white elephant items will be our feature. Our speaker, Dixie Westervelt, will speak about Dealing

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Community Hospice of Saratoga offers a special evening to help you prepare and cope with the holidays after a loss. Easing Grief During the Holidays will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Hospice Office, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. The presentation will be given by Hospice staff and a panel of volunteers who will share their experiences. Pre-registration is not required and community members are welcome. For further information or directions, please call 581-0800. (P)

Flu Shot Clinic CLIFTON PARK – On November 2, at 1pm, the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, will hold a flu shot clinic, sponsored by Rite Aid. The cost for the shot is $29.99, but be sure to bring your insurance information as many plans can be billed. There will be no charge for those with Medicare. Please be sure to wear a top or shirt that allows for easy access to administer the shot. Registration is required so please contact the Center at (518) 383-1343 for more information. This event is open to the public. (P)

Fashion Show & Luncheon CLIFTON PARK – On November 4 at 12pm, the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center will be holding their 17th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Vista Restaurant in Clifton Park. Sponsored in part by CDPHP, this event will feature fashions from Bon Ton of Wilton, a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, cash bar and meal of your choice. Tickets are on sale at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. For more information, please contact the Center at (518) 383-1343. This event is open to the public. (P)

Eating Healthy During the Holidays CLIFTON PARK – Kane Pigliavento, from Care Improvement Plus, will be at the Shenendehowa Adult Com-


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Bulletin Board munity Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, on November 7 at 1pm, to discuss how to eat healthy during the holidays. He will talk about healthy eating and delicious food options. We will also be holding a raffle and provide refreshments. For more information please contact the Center at (518) 383-1343. (P)

Benefits for Veterans CLIFTON PARK – On November 8 at 1pm, CDR Marty Torrey, USN (Ret.) and Neil Weiner will be at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, representing Veterans Advantage, LLC, an organization dedicated to informing local veterans of their rights and benefits offered by the government. Topics of discussion will include the VA case load and prioritization for 2012 and 2013, options to gain VA benefits, changes to the laws allowing for local assistance, process for applying for benefits, widows and widowers of veterans benefits, and how you can get your benefits faster! If you are a veteran, or widow/widower of a veteran, you will not want to miss this important presentation. This is a popular seminar so sign-ups are recommended. For more information please contact the Center at (518) 383-1343. (P)

Orchestra Concert CLIFTON PARK – The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center Orchestra will be holding a concert on November 9, 1pm, at 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Come and listen to the wonderful music of this senior orchestra. This event is free and open to the public. (P)

Apple Pie Fest BURNT HILLS – The annual BHBL Rotary Club Apple Pie Fest will be held November 6, from 5-8pm in the BHBL High School Cafeteria. This Election Day community tradition is a family event that draws young and old alike to enjoy apple pie and all the fixings, chat with friends and listen to Doc Spring’s Rehabilitation Dixieland Band. Door prizes, donated by local businesses, are awarded throughout the evening. All money raised will support Rotary’s mission of service. Adults: $6; Children under age 12: $5. (P)

Gorilla Soccer at Gavin Park

WILTON – The summer sun is fading…autumn is just around the corner. Now’s the time to enroll your child in our Fall Gorilla Soccer program! This program is designed for children, ages 4 through 6, who have little or no playing experience and want to learn the fundamentals of the game in a fun and relaxed environment. Coaches teach the basics by utilizing drills and small scrimmages. Program runs Sundays, November 4 through December 16, (10:15-11:15am). Registration is limited to 20 participants, sign ups end November 1. Don’t miss out. Register now by going online through the Parks and Recreation link at www.townofwilton. com or stop in at park office weekdays, 9am-5pm. Any questions, please call (518) 584-9455. (P)

Gorilla Basketball at Gavin Park WILTON – Get ready for another exciting season of our fun-filled Gorilla Basketball program! Don’t miss the fun! This program is designed for children ages 4 through 6 who have little or no playing experience. Children learn the fundamentals of the game including dribbling, passing, and shooting in a fun and relaxed environment. Coaches teach the basics of the game by utilizing drills and small scrimmages. Program runs Sundays, November 4 through December 16, (9-10am). Registration is limited to 20 participants, sign ups end November 1. Pre-registration is required. Don’t miss out. Register now by going online through the Parks and Recreation link at www.townofwilton. com or stop in at park office weekdays, 9am-5pm. Any questions, please contact (518) 584-9455. (P)

2nd Annual Coat Drive CLIFTON PARK – Do you or someone in your family need a coat? We have coats from newborn to adult sizes in both male and female colors and styles! CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services is partnering with Southern Saratoga YMCA and Grace’s Closet in hosting COATS for CAPTAIN our 2nd annual coat drive to help struggling families in Saratoga County. Come to the CAPTAIN Main office (5 Municipal Plaza, Clifton Park) between 9am-4:30pm thru Friday, November 9. For additional information, call 371-1185. (P)

2013 Master Gardener Training Program WARREN COUNTY – Applications are being accepted for the training that will begin in January 2013. The


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Bulletin Board program is open to anyone who has an interest in expanding his or her gardening experience and knowledge. The Master Gardener Training Program is packed with information provided by the many scientists, educators, and garden experts associated with Cornell University. The course includes information about: botany; entomology; organic gardening; soil health; use of fertilizers; plant diseases; good flower, fruit and vegetable growing practices; and wildlife management. Please contact the Master Gardener program at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warren County (Warrensburg, NY) for more information and an application call 623-3291 or email warren@cornell.edu (A)

Community Education Programs & Screenings SARATOGA SPRINGS/MALTA – Saratoga Hospital has announced the following health programs-- Prostate Cancer: The Pros and Cons of Screening. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, yet controversy has risen over one of the prominent diagnostic exams, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Dr. Capello will discuss the pros and cons of prostate screening and the controversy surrounding current recommendations. Presenter: Seth A. Capello, MD, Urologist; Thurs., November 8, 6pm; at Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta. Women’s Health Panel: Join some of Saratoga Hospital’s top health care professionals with expertise in urology, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, and physical therapy for a discussion about women’s health issues. Presenters: Brian Yamada, MD, Urology; William Gusten, MD, Gastroenterology; Eliot Birnbaum, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology; and Linda Paulsen, Senior Physical Therapist; Tues., November 13, 6pm; 59D Myrtle Street Park, Saratoga Springs (next to Rubin Dialysis). Registration is required for all programs. Visit www.saratogahospital.org to register or call 580-2450, or toll free at 1-866-580-2450. (P)

Upcoming Programs at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park WILTON – Photography Walk: Sat., November 3, 11am. Meet at the Fox Trailhead Parcel on Route 50. Enjoy a casual stroll through our many habitats along the trails of the Fox Parcel. Bring your camera

to capture the beauty of this unique area. Volunteer Recognition Dinner: Wed., November 7, 6-8pm. Volunteers are invited to a delicious dinner to honor their hard work over the past year. Please RSVP by Fri., November 2. The dinner will be held at the Preserve & Park office, 80 Scout Rd. Fall Friday Fun Nature Centerpieces: Fri., November 9, 4pm. Meet at Camp Saratoga Parking Lot #1 on Scout Rd. Come take a nature walk and collect acorns, pine cones, and other goodies to use in your very own fall centerpiece, perfect for a Thanksgiving table! Pre-registration is required for programs at least one business day in advance of the program. All programs are free of charge. For more information or to register, please contact the Preserve & Park at info@wiltonpreserve.org or (518) 450-0321. (P)

The Green Light Project SARATOGA COUNTY – CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services commemorate National Runaway Prevention Month (November) with The Green Light Project. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – their child has run away. A series of questions and incomprehensible outcomes run through their head. They wonder what to do, where their child was last seen, and what was discussed before they left home that day. Kids run away from home. Even more contemplate running. And more than half of the youth calls handled by the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) deal with a youth who is already on the street as a runaway, throwaway, or homeless youth. November is National Runaway Prevention Month and NRS and the National Network for Youth (NNY) are embarking on the fifth annual national public education campaign to raise awareness of youth runaway issues, and to educate Americans about solutions that help prevent youth from running away. This November, showing your support for runaway youth is as easy as flipping a switch! Replace your porch light with a green light bulb for the month. Green light bulbs are available at CAPTAIN Youth and Family services for a $1. Please join us along with the Town of Clifton Park, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and many more to shine your green light during November! For those with questions about CAPTAIN, please visit our website at www.captainyfs.org. Those wishing to speak to a CAPTAIN Representative, Andy Gilpin may also call 518-371-1185. (P)


Saratoga County

Bulletin Board Attn: Single Parents of the Capital District

Wrappin’ For Our Troops Family Program

CAPITAL REGION – Calling single parents ages 30’s-70’s (with young or adult children) - Parents Without Partners (PWP) meets 6:45pm, November 3, for our singles Orientation and Open House at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, at Clifton Commons. You are invited to meet other singles from the Capital District, Saratoga and surrounding areas. PWP brings singles together in a fun, supportive, social environment through a variety of monthly activities for parents alone and/or with their children. Children’s activities are subsidized through chapter funds. Learn more at: www.meetup.com/PWP796 or call us at 348-2062. (P)

CLIFTON PARK – Families with children ages 3-8 are invited to attend the Wrappin’ For Our Troops family program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30pm. Local performer and educator Diane Payette will lead the program. Come and learn about America’s White Table and wrap gifts to send to our troops. Join in singing patriotic songs. Families of all ages are welcome to come and honor our military. No registration is required, and siblings are welcome. (P)

8th Anniversary First Friday Event BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) will be celebrating a special 8th Anniversary First Friday Event on Friday, November 2 from 6-9pm. Several businesses and venues will be providing activities or refreshments to guests. To celebrate this event, a free 8th Anniversary Special Prize Drawing will be held. Patrons may pick up “Anniversary Cards” at any First Friday venue to be stamped by participating vendors that evening. When five stamps have been collected, the card can be entered at any participating businesses for a chance to win gift baskets, gift certificates, and specialty store items. November’s First Friday participants include art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops, ranging from crafted goods, antiques, clothing, fair trade items, and more. Families are able to stroll from the Village’s main street, Milton Avenue (Rt. 50), to Washington Avenue, Front Street and Low Street. (P)

Girlz Read! Book Discussion Group CLIFTON PARK – Teen Girls in grades 6-8 will meet Monday, November 5 at 4:30pm at the Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library for Girlz Read! Get together with your friends in the library! Find your favorite author’s website! Girlz Read is a program where teens share their favorite books and authors. Find out what’s new for teen books! Contact your favorite author! Snacks will be provided! Registration is not required. For more information call the Library at 3718622. (P)

Community Health: Blood Pressure Awareness CLIFTON PARK – All are invited to the Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library on Wednesday, November 7 at 6pm for a presentation about Blood Pressure. This presentation by Seton Health’s Health Educator Kate O’Brien will include free blood pressure screenings and will talk about the benefits of exercise using resistance bands, Audience participation in encouraged. Registration is requested. For more information, please call the Library at 371-8622. (P)

Foreign Film CLIFTON PARK – On Thursday, November 8 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, experience a slice of international culture with a viewing of a popular foreign film at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Library at 371-8622. (P)

Preschool Movies Program CLIFTON PARK – Children between the ages of 3 and 6 who are accompanied by an adult are invited to attend the Preschool Movies program at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Friday, November 9 at 10:15am. The drop-in session provides a casual environment for children and parents to view age-appropriate films together. No registration is required, and siblings are welcome. For more information, please call the Library at 371-8622. (P)

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