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Bulletin Board 15th 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 theHADLEY 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- fordetailsat your convenience. Exciting and informative study that couldchange your life. Compliments of Free Spirit Fellowship. 885-3149

Holidays Schedule for Crafters The Wednesday Crafters at Simpson UMC, 1089 Rock CityRoad, Rock City Falls (.4 mi south of Rt. 29), follows the BallstonSpa School District schedule and so wonʼt meet on Nov. 21 orDec. 26, or on school closing days. We will skip a week andresume meeting Wednesday, January 9, from 10 am – 3 pm. Allcrafters and hobbyists are invited to bring their latest project anddrop in any time. No ability level, attendance, or church affiliationrequired. Bring a bag lunch or partake our light refreshments.Stay an hour or the day, whatever

works for your schedule.Any questions, please contact Laura at 885-5286 or lauraviolet@nycap.rr.com.

SARATOGA-WILTON ELKS LODGE #161 PRESENTS COMMUNITY BINGO Every Monday Night, Doors Open at 4pm, Games begin at 7PM.Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Weekly Specials available from5pm. Come spend an evening and play our 17 Regular Games, 2 Cover-All Specials, 2 Different Bell Jar Games. Coverall Payout. An evening offun for old and young! 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9 North, Saratoga Springs. 584-2585.

BALLSTON AREA SENIOR CITIZENS NEW YEARʼS EVE DANCE The Ballston Area Senior Citizens will be hosting a New YearʼsEve dance for adults on Monday, December 31st at the MiltonCommunity Center (310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa) from8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Come and dance to the music of the“The Peaceful Country Band”. The public is welcome; admissionis $10.00 per person. Admission is free for members of theBallston Area Senior Citizens. Please bring finger snacks toshare. Call 885-6740 on Thursdays for more information.

LAKE LUZERNE OFFICE COLLECTS FOOD, CLOTHINGFOR LOCAL NONPROFITS The Lake Luzerne Office of Glens Falls National Bank and TrustCompany collected food, hats, coats and mittens to benefit localnonprofits during a familyfriendly Community Appreciation Dayon Friday, November 30. The event generated several bags ofdonations for the Hadley Luzerne Lions Club and the LakeLuzerne Food Pantry. Donations will continue to be acceptedduring the month of December at the Lake Luzerne Office at 15Main Street, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. In addition,raffles for various prizes generated a small cash contributionfor the Hadley Luzerne Central School Booster Club.The celebration also included refreshments throughout the day,prizes, and a visit with Santa; it was held in conjunction with thetownʼs community tree lighting and stroll.The Lake Luzerne Office is among many Glens Falls Nationallocations hosting Community Appreciation Days this year. Theevents are meant to show the


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Bulletin Board Bankʼs appreciation for its neighbors,while assisting local causes.Glens Falls National Bank provides banking and financial servicesthrough 29 offices in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essexand Clinton counties. Its subsidiaries include North CountryInvestment Advisers, Inc.; Loomis & LaPann, Inc.; McPhillipsInsurance Agency, which is a division of Glens Falls NationalInsurance Agencies, LLC; Upstate Agency, LLC; and CapitalFinancial Group, Inc., an insurance agency specializing in grouphealth plans.ae

Fly Tying Classes CAPITAL DISTRICT – The Capital District Fly Fishers Annual Fly Tying Class will start January 9, 2013 at the Colonie Youth Center, 1653 Central Avenue, Colonie. The first class will cover: introductions, overview of tying, tools and knots used in tying. There are 7 weeks of tying (various Wednesday evenings 7-9pm) where you will tie 5 each of 14 different flys. Course fee includes: materials for 70 flys, spiral bound tying book, proportions chart, handouts, one-on-one instruction and material raffles. For more information, contact Paul Sinicki 885-8257, Rodney Priddle 664-3509 or email cdflyfishers@nycap.rr.com. (M)

Lions Drop Boxes HADLEY/LUZERNE/DAY – Hadley-Luzerne Lions have eyeglass drop boxes in the following locations. Hadley, Luzerne and Day Town Halls, Hadley and Luzerne area churches, Hadley-Luzerne Public Library, the Hadley-Luzerne High School and Middle School. We can recycle eyeglasses, hearing aids, printer cartridges and cell phones. Eyeglasses and hearing aids can be reprocessed for reuse. Cell phones are reprogrammed for battered women’s shelters to allow them to make limited calls such as 911 and computer cartridges go to a disabled persons workshop to be sorted and reused. (P)

Non-traditional Lessons and Carols Service CLIFTON PARK – Clifton Park United Methodist Church, 10 Plank Road, Clifton Park, on Sunday, December 23 at 5pm. “Sunday Nights in Clifton Park” will offer a non-traditional lessons and carols Christmas service with a live band. Please join us for a friendly, informal, and slightly early Christmas Eve worship! (P)

Blue Christmas Worship Service CLIFTON PARK – Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Rt. 146, on Friday, December 21 at 7pm. For many people, the Christmas Season does not bring the joy and happiness that is advertised and expected. The cause may be a significant loss, or just a feeling of being overwhelmed by holiday preparations. A Blue Christmas Service is a quiet worship, using scripture, candle lighting, music and meditations to focus on the comfort God offers during dark times. This service has been a blessing to those who struggle during the Christmas season, and is rewarding to all who attend. (P)

Healing Service ROUND LAKE – William M. Champine will conduct a Healing Service on Saturday, December 22, 5:30pm, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2001 Rt. 9 (at Usher’s Rd.), Round Lake. William has had the gift of healing since August 9, 1991. For more information, see www.williaminthelightofjesus.com or call (518) 2376378. Free admission; free will donation. All are welcome in the hope that those in need of the healing power of Jesus will receive it. (P)

Orchestra Concert CLIFTON PARK – The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center Orchestra will be holding a concert on December 14, at 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)

Brian Zapel Dance CLIFTON PARK – On the last Sunday of every month Brian Zapel holds a dance at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. The next dance will be Sunday, December 30, at 7pm. Cost is $5 per person at the door. Come and enjoy this wonderful evening of dancing and entertainment. This event is open to the public. (P)

Orchestra Concert CLIFTON PARK – The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center Orchestra will be holding a concert on


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Bulletin Board December 14, at 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)

Chorus Concert CLIFTON PARK – The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center Chorus will be holding a concert on December 20, at 1pm, at 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. Come and listen to the wonderful music of our senior chorus. This event is free and open to the public. (P)

Brian Zapel Dance CLIFTON PARK – On the last Sunday of every month Brian Zapel holds a dance at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. The next dance will be Sunday, December 30, at 7pm. Cost is $5 per person at the door. Come and enjoy this wonderful evening of dancing and entertainment. This event is open to the public. (P)

Festival of Trees & Breakfast with Santa STILLWATER – Stillwater Area Community Center is excited to announce that our annual Festival of Trees and Breakfast with Santa will be on Saturday, December 15. Breakfast will be provided by the Stillwater Rowing Club with all proceeds benefiting their club. Breakfast will be served from 9-11am. The cost is $5 per person with a maximum cost of $18 per family. Children ages 4 years old and under are free. The Festival of trees will run from 9am-12pm with a bounce house, crafts, and an opportunity to have your child’s picture taken with Santa! SACC is located at 19 Palmer Street, Stillwater. For additional information, contact Aimee Salecker at 664-2515 x14 or saleckera@ nycap.rr.com (P)

Folk Music “Lessons & Carols” BALLSTON SPA – Little-known carols drawn from Celtic, African American, and Early American traditions are the trademark of the “Festival of Lessons and Carols,” slated for Christ Church, Ballston Spa, on Monday and Tuesday, December 17 and 18. The concert, anchored by folk music legends John Kirk and Trish Miller of Greenfield Center, is free and takes place by candlelight at 7:30pm at Christ Church, on the corner of Routes 50 and Route 67, Ballston Spa. “Lessons and Carols” has been presented annually since 1994. For further information, call 885-1031. (P)

Gift Wrapping Service and Bake & Craft Sales BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa House and Garden Club will host a gift-wrapping service, and a bake and craft sale at the Brookside Museum Holiday Shoppe from 10am-4pm on Saturday, December 15. Items for sale include handmade Christmas cards, Christmas ornaments made with birdseed and many yummy baked goods made by the members of the club. Stop by the Holiday Shoppe, browse all the great crafts made by local artisans, have a snack, and get your purchase gift-wrapped beautifully! All proceeds assist the club’s youth scholarships. (P)

Melvin the Magnificent CLIFTON PARK – Bring your preschooler Wednesday, January 9 or Thursday, January 10 at 9:30am and 1pm daily to an entertaining magician’s performance by Melvin the Magnificent! Held at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church on Route 146. Children ages 2 and over: $4; Adults: free. Check out www.cliftonpark.org/preschoolpta for more information and events. (P)

Saratoga Springs HS Class 2012 Holiday Angel Project STILLWATER – Stillwater Area Community Center has adopted a family for the holiday season. Please help us spread some cheer by stopping by and picking up a tag or two! We ask that you bring the unwrapped items with tags to us by December 17. SACC is located at 19 Palmer Street, Stillwater. For additional information, contact Aimee Salecker at 664-2515 x14 or saleckera@nycap.rr.com (P)

SARATOGA – Members of the Saratoga Springs High School Class of 2012 are invited to return to their alma mater from 1:30-2:30pm on Friday, December 21, to share their experiences in college, the military and the world of work. Current high school seniors will meet alumni in the teaching auditorium for the alumni gathering, which is hosted by the Guidance Department. The program will begin with a questionand-answer session, followed by the opportunity for


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Bulletin Board informal discussions between the seniors and the graduates. Alumni interested in attending should go to the teaching auditorium at 1:30pm. (P)

Country Breakfast with Santa GANSEVOORT – The Gansevoort Volunteer Fire Dept. will be hosting an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast with Santa from 8-11am on Sunday, December 16, at the Gansevoort Firehouse, 1870 Route 32N. Donation: $7 for adults; $6.50 for seniors 60+; and $5 for children (4-12 yrs.). Children under age 4 admitted free. (P)

Upcoming Programs at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park GANSEVOORT – Friday, December 14, 6-8:30 pm: Fun Nature Film, Craft, & Snack at the Preserve & Park Office at 80 Scout Road. Saturday, December 15,11am: Snow Silliness at Camp Saratoga. Monday, December 17, 11am: Preschool Pioneers at Camp Saratoga. Tuesday, December 18, 2pm: Nature’s Homeschoolers at the Preserve & Park Office at 80 Scout Road (designed for students learning 5th-8th grade material). Friday, December 21, 6-8:30pm: Fun Nature Film, Craft, & Snack at the Preserve & Park Office at 80 Scout Road. Pre-registration is required for programs at least one business day in advance of the program. All programs are free of charge. If Saratoga Springs School District cancels classes due bad weather, our programs will also be cancelled. For more information or to register, please contact the Preserve & Park at info@wiltonpreserve.org or (518) 450-0321. (P)

2013 Acoustic Coffee House Shows FULTONVILLE – Saturday, January 5, will be the 45th all free Acoustic Coffee House from 6:30-10pm, held downstairs of the Fultonville Methodist Church on Montgomery Street in Fultonville. The no admission, no donation Acoustic Coffee House is a no alcohol event and is open to all types of music as long as there is NO vulgarity, doesn’t offend anybody and acoustic instruments only. Enjoy some free food and beverages while listening to some great music and some very skilled and talented people. If you can’t make it at 6:30pm, that’s OK as there is a new performer every 9 - 13 minutes on average. Future Acoustic Coffee House shows (first Saturday of every month): February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1,

July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7, 2013. (P)

Friends & Family Night at The Shirt Factory GLENS FALLS – The Shirt Factory located at Lawrence & Cooper Streets in Glens Falls will host Friends & Family Night on Friday, December 14 from 4-8pm. Artists studios, shops and galleries offer specials and sales for Holiday gifts. Enjoy Holiday treats while shopping and singing. Entertainment by a capella groups “Primrose Lane” and “The Skirts”. For directions or more information visit the website www.shirtfactorygf.com or call: 518-90-SHIRT (907- 4478). (P)

Saratoga National Historical Park Winter Activities STILLWATER – Saratoga National Historical Park has closed its driving tour road for the winter. While the tour road closes for the season, the Park Visitor Center is open daily from 9am-5pm, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days. Also, the grounds of the Battlefield are open to pedestrian use during daylight hours, 7 days a week, and its hiking trails make a great place for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Looking ahead to 2013, be sure to mark your calendar for the park’s 18th annual Frost Faire, on Saturday, January 26, from 11am-3pm. Indoor and outdoor family fun for all ages! Snow tubing “The Big Hill,” horse and carriage rides, a warming tent, nature hike, bonfires, and Revolutionary War soldier musket and cannon firing demonstrations round out a great day. Saratoga National Historical Park is located between Route 4 and Route 32 at the north end of the Town of Stillwater. For more information about this or other events, please call the Visitor Center at 518664-9821 x1777, check the park website at www.nps. gov/sara or “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/saratoganhp (P)

ZUMBA at Gavin Park WILTON – Tired of the workout? Looking for fun? Come join the ZUMBA party at Gavin Park. ZUMBA is a Latin inspired dance fitness program that features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats which are easy to follow. Classes run for 6 weeks - each Monday, 5:45-6:45pm, and each


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Bulletin Board Wednesday, 6:15-7:15pm. Monday classes begin January 7; Wednesday classes begin January 9. Sign up for one or sign up for both. Pre-registration is required; sorry, no “drop ins” allowed. Participants must be at least 15 years of age. Space is limited and registration is going on now. Just stop down to Gavin Park, or visit us online at www.townofwilton.com, Parks & Recreation Dept. For additional information, contact (518) 584-9455. (P)

St. Nicolaas Chocolate Letters SCHUYLERVILLE – The Dutch Tradition of St. Nicolaas Chocolate Letters are still available through Christmas! The 1st initial of the person’s first name can be ordered in Milk, Dark or Sugarless Chocolate by calling Schuyler Sweets at 695-4171 or emailing rstickle@ schuylersweets.com A portion of the proceeds from this sale support Schuylerville Area Chamber’s St. Nicolaas Festival. (P)

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