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Welna Stephenson at 885-9316.

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

Matters of the Heart-Prevention & Reversal of Heart Disease

FREE CONCERT TO BE HELD IN STONY CREEK Michael Jerling will be performing on Friday, February 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Town Hall in Stony Creek. Jerling is a singer/songwriterwho holds the distinction of having been among the winnersof the prestigious “New Folk” competition at the KerrvilleFolk Festival in Texas. He displays his first-rate lyrical sense andimpressive musicianship - borrowing from blues, rock, countryand R&B. His baritone voice is accompanied by the uprightbass, played by Tony Markellis and the ancient reed organ,played by Teresina Huxtable. This concert is sponsored by theStony Creek Free Library and is the second of four scheduledconcerts in a winter concert series. Refreshments will be available.

Wednesday Crafters Resumes The Wednesday Crafters at Simpson UMC, 1089 Rock CityRoad, Rock City Falls (.4 mi south of Rt. 29), follows the BallstonSpa School District schedule for vacations and school closingdays. All crafters and hobbyists are invited to bring their latestproject and drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. onWednesdays. 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. Anyquestions, please contact Laura at 885-5286 or

Donate to Simpson UMCʼs Annual Flea Market Got your spring cleaning done yet? Start putting aside yourunneeded and usable housewares, tools, toys, crafts,puzzles,and antiques, etc., (sorry, no clothing, electronics, computersor TVs) to donate to Simpson United Methodist Church,1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls, for when we host ourannual Flea Market and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 6, from 8a.m.- 3 p.m. We’ll accept donations on Wednesdays startingFebruary 20 and more frequently in mid March (details to follow).Any questions call Laura Miller at 885-5286 or

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30-8:30pm Heart disease or Cardiovascular disease, is the Nation’s leadingkiller for both men and women among all racial and ethnicgroups. Almost 1 million Americans die of Heart disease eachyear, which adds up to 42% of all deaths. Why? Because ofsedentary lifestyle habits, poor food choices, etc. Heart diseaseaccounts for over one million deaths each year. Heart Diseasecosts the nation $274 billion each year, including health expendituresand lost productivity. Most heart disease can be prevented.Learn practical inexpensive strategies to improve your hearthealth. Food samples-Video lecture by a lifestyle medical doctor-Coronary risk assessmentBrighter Day Lifestyle Center, 4th floor @The Colvin Building,206 Glen Street, Suite 41, Glens Falls, NY 12801,To pre-register call: 518798-9898 <tel:518-686-4524> .A community service supported by your donations.

“A Night at the Oscars” MALTA – Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg will present “A Night at the Oscars” at the Round Lake Library, Malta Branch on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30pm. Rob Edelman teaches film history courses at SUNY Albany. He is a film commentator on WAMC Northeast Public Radio, a Contributing Editor of Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide and several other Maltin publications. Audrey Kupferberg is the Director of the Film Studies Minor at SUNY Albany. She is also a film and video consultant, archivist and appraiser, and has been Director of the Yale Film Study Center and Assistant Director of the National Center for Film and Video presentation at the American Film Institute. She is a film commentator on WAMC Northeast Public Radio. The program will consist of a brief history of the Oscars, but emphasis will be on” the politics” of the Academy Awards. Why are some actors, directors and movies nominated and not others. There will be opportunity for questions. The Malta Branch of the Round Lake Library is located in the Malta Community Center at 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta. The program is open to all and refreshments will be served. (P)

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Community Volunteer Expo

NORTH RIVER – On Wednesday, February 13 the North River United Methodist Church will be holding an Ash Wednesday Service at 5pm. All are welcome to attend. The church is located on 13th Lake Road in North River, NY (on route 28 take a left turn onto 13th Lake Road, go one mile). (P)

BALLSTON SPA – Ballston Spa Rotary is sponsoring a Community Volunteer Expo for residents of the Ballston Spa area on Sunday, February 24 from noon to 4 pm at BACC gymnasium, 20 Malta Ave. in the village. Over two dozen community groups will take part, offering volunteer opportunities to those who want to be more involved in their community. The Expo is designed as a celebration of community giving and seeks to attract citizens of all ages and walks of life for whom traditional routes to volunteering are not available. Rotarians are hosting the event in recognition that a high level of volunteerism makes a vibrant community, benefiting everyone. More detailed information can be viewed at Rotary’s website, www. (P)

Sylvia and the Magic Trunk CLIFTON PARK – Bring your preschooler Wednesday, March 6 or Thursday, March 7 to an entertaining performance by ventriloquist and comedian Sylvia Fletcher. Performances at 9:30am and 1pm daily. Snow dates: March 13 and 14. Held at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church on Route 146. Children 2 and over are $4, adults are free. Check out for more information and events. (P)

Lenten University CLIFTON PARK – Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Rt. 146 in Clifton Park, is offering a wide variety of classes and events to prepare for Easter. Subjects range from Bible study to Ukrainian Egg painting, and times vary throughout the week. Cost varies. Registration is requested. Please see the flyer posted at, or contact Stephanie Hutchins at 371-7964. (P)

Seeking Nominations for Community Service Award CAPITAL REGION – Baptist Health Foundation seeks nominations for the R. Whitbeck Community Service Award for exemplary service to the community, which will be presented at The Baptist Health System Foundation’s Best of Capital Region Wine & Food Pairing on March 15. The nominees should demonstrate commitment to the community and exemplary service through volunteerism. Jaeger & Flynn Associates and Baptist Health Foundation will donate $1000 each to the charity of the winner’s choice. For more information contact Nancy McKiernan at 370-4700 x193 or Nomination forms can be downloaded at /2013RWhitbeckCommunityServiceAward%20NominationForm.pdf (P)

Church Program Features Fr. Donald Calloway ROUND LAKE – Corpus Christi Church in Clifton Park will host Father Donald Calloway, MIC, on Tuesday evening, February 12. During this evening of reflection, Father Calloway will describe his life before the priesthood and how very much it has changed. In his book “No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy,” he described his life as a destructive youth, succumbing to temptations large and small. He ran the gamut of experimentation with drugs, theft, etc. He described himself as an “animal,” an angry and rebellious youth. This high school dropout eventually found God and the priesthood. His remarkable journey has brought him to his present life of helping others. The evening will begin at 6:30pm in the Church on February 12. A Mardi Gras celebration will follow in the church hall, where Father Calloway will share in fellowship with those present. Corpus Christi is located at 2001 Route 9, Round Lake (Exit 10 of the Northway). All who would like to hear Father’s amazing life story are welcome! (P)

Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? SARATOGA SPRINGS – Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? You are not alone. Today, there is a solution. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA). No Dues, No Fees, No Weigh-ins! Weekly meeting at Saratoga Springs, Monday, 7pm, at United Methodist Church-Adkins Room, 175 Fifth Avenue

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Foster Parent Meeting SARATOGA COUNTY – A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on February 26 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 Spring, 2013. Please contact Jennifer Otten or Stacey McVaigh at (518) 884-4157 for more information. (P)

tions. Shelters of Saratoga is the only adult emergency homeless shelter in the greater Saratoga region. Please contact Cindy Harrington at (518) 581-1097 or for tickets and further details. (P)

Saratoga DAR Meeting SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on February 12. 12pm: Lunch at Holiday Inn, Broadway, Saratoga Springs; 12:30pm: Business Meeting; 1:30pm: Program - Soldiers of Saratoga County presented by Paul Post, local historian and the Saratogian. (P)

Free Online Tax Service

Benefit Breakfast for Collin Penn

WARREN COUNTY – This year the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) has added a free doit-yourself state and federal income tax online service. Individuals and families with annual incomes under $57,000 are eligible for this free online service. To access this program go to and click on the My Free Taxes logo. This will direct you to the online tax service where you can file. Help is available at this site, if needed, or you can also call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County (518-668-4881) and ask for one of our volunteer tax preparers. (P)

GLENVILLE – A Pancake Breakfast for Collin Penn will be held on Sun., February 10 from 8-10am at Holiday at the Atrium, 2 Tryon Ave. (off Sunnyside Rd.). Join Collin’s fight against cancer. For additional information, please call 370-7080. (P)

Souper Supper VALLEY FALLS – The Valley Falls United Methodist Church, 16 State Street, will hold one of its Super Souper Suppers on Sunday, February 10 from 4:306pm. Featured will be a wide variety of soups plus bread, muffins, drinks, and dessert for only six dollars – children under 6 free. Tickets are available at the door. The church is handicapped accessible. For tickets and information, call 753-6053 or 753-6028 or check our website at (P)

Shelters of Saratoga to Hold Benefit Gala SARATOGA – Shelters of Saratoga will hold its 3rd Annual Gala at Longfellows Restaurant from 6-9pm on March 14. The cocktail party will feature local musical talent, hors d’oeuvres, and live and silent auc-

An Evening with Matt McElligott CLIFTON PARK – Join Friends Of The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library for an evening with popular local author and illustrator Matt McElligott. This program will be held on Tues., March 5 at 6:30pm and is recommended for students in grades 2-5, although “kids” of any age are welcome. Matt McElligott’s presentation will tie in with a series of math-based programs the Youth Services department is holding in early 2013. He will emphasize upper level picture books: The Lion’s Share, which features both story and illustrations based on mathematical principles, and Bean Thirteen, which deals with prime numbers. Registration requested. Register online, through the Calendar of Events at, stop by the Welcome Desk or phone the Library at 371-8622. (P)

H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue Spay/Neuter Clinic WILTON/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Julie Whipple, DVM, has joined H.O.P.E. as Veterinarian at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. The clinic is open the following days: Cat appointments – Mon. & Wed.; Dog appointments – Thurs. Occasional Sunday appointments. H.O.P.E’s program is available to lower income individuals and

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Bulletin Board families who qualify based on participation in public assistance programs or meet income limits. We offer our program for bully breed dogs, stray and feral cats, and rescue/shelter organizations. Location: 4255 Route 50, Wilton, NY (Saratoga Springs, NY). Contact: 518.248.0355. Vaccinations are provided as a part of our spay-neuter program only. http://www. (P)

Healing Service ROUND LAKE – William M. Champine will conduct a Healing Service on Sunday, February 10, 3pm, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2001 Rt. 9 (at Usher’s Rd.), Round Lake. William has had the gift of healing since 8-9-91. For information, see 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)

Church will hold its monthly Free Lunch on Saturday, February 9, at the Church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension, in Malta Ridge. Soup, sandwiches, dessert and beverages will be served at no charge from 11:30am-1:30pm. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 581-0210. (P)

Friends of Library to Meet WATERFORD – The Friends of the Waterford Public Library will meet to discuss and plan 2013 events and fundraising activities on Saturday, February 16, 11am, in the Community Room at Van Schoonhoven Square, Waterford. Members of the community interested in participating and joining the Friends are invited to attend. The Friends of the Waterford Public Library work with the Library Director and Library Trustees to support and advance the services and goals of the Library. (P)

4-H Adirondack Guide Orientation Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe Event Rescheduled GANSEVOORT – The January 26 Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe event at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is being postponed until Saturday, February 23 due to the lack of sufficient snowfall. The popular event will be moved to the back-up date of Saturday, February 23. All other aspects of the free event will remain the same. On February 23rd the event will begin at 6pm from the Scout Road entrance to Camp Saratoga and run until 9:30pm. Drop in anytime during the event and participate free of charge, but donations will be graciously accepted at the information table in the Winter Lodge. There will be two miles of groomed trails lit by luminaries, and there will be bonfires and free hot chocolate. Snowshoes will be available for rent on a first come/first served basis beginning at 5:30pm in the International Paper Winter Lodge that will be set up as a warming hut and information center. For more information please call the park office at 450-0321 or visit If you are interested in volunteering at the event as a trail monitor or parking lot attendant, please contact the park office at the number listed above. (P)

Free Lunch MALTA RIDGE – The Malta Ridge United Methodist

WARRENSBURG – Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Adirondack Guide orientation meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21, 6:30pm, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg. The 4-H Adirondack Guide Program is an exciting and unique program open to boys and girls (12-18 years old) who would like to explore, in depth, natural resource related topics. The program gives teenagers an opportunity to gain knowledge in the biological sciences, and develop outdoor leadership skills. For more information, or to register, please call the Cornell Cooperative Extension office at 623-3291 or 668-4881 to register. For further information, please ask to speak with Abby Foster. (P)

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast BALLSTON SPA – Ballston Spa Elks Lodge all-youcan-eat Breakfast will be held on February 10 from 8-11:30am. All-you-can-eat buffet includes scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, pancakes, French toast, eggs and omelets to order. Adults: $6, Seniors: $5, and children under 12: $4. For more information please contact us at 518-884-1149. (P)

Preparing for your Annual Review CSE Meeting

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Bulletin Board CLIFTON PARK – Parents of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend the program, Preparing for your Annual Review CSE Meeting presented by Mary Fornabia, of the Parent Network of Capital Region on Tuesday, February 12 from 9:30-11:30am at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. This training will give parents of students with disabilities the tools and tips they need to help prepare for their child’s Annual Review CSE Meeting. The Parent Network of the Capital Region NY will present this 2-hour workshop for parents. Registration requested through PNCRNY. Please go to Parent Network of the Capital Region NY website at OR call 640-3390. (P)

Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group CLIFTON PARK – The Tuesday Evening Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, February 12 at 7pm, at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The Book Group will discuss Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. The story revolves around Valentina and Julia, inseparable, 20-year-old “mirror image” twins, who inherit a flat in London from Elspeth, their mother’s long-estranged twin. Unaware of the painful secret that has kept Edwina and Elspeth apart, Julia and Valentina arrive in London to find Elspeth is still in residence as a meddlesome ghost. Lou Ann Stewart, Adult Services Librarian, will lead the discussion. Registration is requested. Patrons can register online, stop at the Welcome Desk or call the Library at 371-8622. (P)

15-minutes, in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. Children build confidence from the experience and are encouraged to continue with their reading at home. Limited appointments are available, call the Youth Services Department at 371-8622. The next sessions will be February 24. (P)

NR-1 America’s Inner Space Shuttle CLIFTON PARK – Retired engineer Ray Misiewcz will talk about the NR-1 Program at the Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library on Friday, February 15. The NR-1 was the world’s only nuclear powered deep submergence ocean engineering and research submarine. Ray Misiewicz’s talk tells her story from Admiral Rickover’s initial idea, through construction and shakedown and into the world of covert operations and scientific discovery. The Friday Morning-Free-ForAll begins at 10:30am. All are welcome to this dropin program; no registration required. Beverages are served. For more information, please call the Library at 371-8622. (P)

Foreign Film Series CLIFTON PARK – On Thursday, February 14 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, experience a slice of international culture with a viewing of a French film beginning at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Library at 371-8622. (P)

Wind Down Wednesdays

Library Closed for President’s Day

CLIFTON PARK – Teens in grades 6-12 come to the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library on Wednesday, February 13 from 3-5 for Wind Down Wednesdays. Teens will be able to spend time with their friends, playing Wii, board games, doing homework or whatever. Laptops will be available, or bring your own. Snacks will be provided. Drop-in anytime during the two hours. The next session will be February 27. (P)

CLIFTON PARK – The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will be closed Monday, February 18 for President’s Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, February 19: 9am- 9pm. The Library’s web catalog and electronic resources linked to its home page are available at For more information, call the Library at 371-8622. (P)

The Domino Effect Wagging their Tails for Tales: Therapy Dog Program CLIFTON PARK – Reading to Therapy Dogs will be held Thursday, February 14 from 4-5pm at the Clifton ParkHalfmoon Public Library, upstairs in the Children’s Library. Children can read to the therapy dogs for

CLIFTON PARK – Children entering grades 3-5 are invited to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Thursday, February 21 at 1:30 pm to the program The Domino Effect. This madcap adventure will include oversized dominoes and other games to emphasize the fun that can be had when you “mix in some math!” Registration is required and will begin Febru-

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PC Users Group Monthly Meeting BURNT HILLS – PC Users Group monthly meeting will be held on Wed., February 20, 6:30pm, at the Town of Ballston Public Library Meeting Room, Lake Hill Rd., Burnt Hills. Free & open to the public. The purpose of the group is for PC users (novice through expert) to come together and share their computer experiences and problems with other group attendees. Topic this month: “Open forum”. For more information, please call Dave at 399-0359. (P)

Boy Scout Troop 45 Annual Garage Sale CLIFTON PARK – Boy Scout Troop 45 is having its annual Garage Sale on Saturday, March 23 from 8am1pm at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church located on Route 146 in Clifton Park. Garage sale items include toys, clothes, furniture, household items, sports equipment and much, much more! Items may be donated on Friday, March 22 from 4-8pm at the Church. There will also be a bake sale this year with cookies, pies and cakes. For further information, contact Stuart at 877 5897. (P)

Saratoga Battlefield Celebrates Black History Month STILLWATER – In recognition of Black History Month, Saratoga National Historical Park will offer a temporary exhibit through February 28 called “Agrippa Hull – Ordinary Soldier, Extraordinary Man” and on Sunday, February 24 at 2pm in the visitor center, Donald A. Hyman will present a special program titled “Land of Blacks: African-Americans in New Amsterdam.” For more information on this or other programs at Saratoga National Historical Park, the national park in your backyard, call the visitor center at 518-664-9821 x1777 or visit the park website at or follow us on Facebook at: saratoganhp (P)

Care Links Help This Winter SO. SARATOGA COUNTY – Have you begun to wonder how much longer it will be possible for you to live in your home? If you could use some assistance, Care

Links of Southern Saratoga County offers free nonmedical services to seniors ages 60+ in Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Malta and Mechanicville. Friendly visiting, transportation, respite assistance, “handy helping”, housekeeping, and chores are ways you can benefit from our volunteer help. Dependable caring people give back to their community to help you. Call to find out if this is for you. The Care Links number is 399-3262. (P)

Victorian Tea Party BALLSTON SPA – The Saratoga County Historical Society has announced that a Victorian Tea Party will be held on Wednesday, February 20. Sue McLane, the Victorian Lady, will guide children through a celebration of Victorian culture, learning about clothing, manners and pastimes. The children will also plan, prepare, and enjoy a traditional tea party. Games and craft activities will also be included. The Victorian Tea Party will be offered twice; first from 10am-12pm and second from 1-3pm. The program is best suited for children ages 6 through 14. Parents are welcome to participate, but are asked to pay the program fee. The cost is $10 per person ($8 for SCHS Members) and includes food and craft materials. Pre-registration is required by Monday, February 18. Pre-register by emailing or calling Anne at 885-4000. The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside is a non-profit organization located at 6 Charlton Street in Ballston Spa. (P)

Fish Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents Ash Wednesday Fish Dinner on Wed., February 13 from 4:30-7pm. Adults: $10; Seniors & Military: $9; Children ages 5-12: $6; Children under age 5: Free. Takeouts: $10. Cash bar available. The Elks Lodge is located at 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. (P)

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper ROUND LAKE – All Saints Episcopal Church will hold a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 12 from 4:30-6:30pm. Pancakes, sausage, applesauce. “Free will offering” accepted. The Church is located on Simpson Avenue in Round Lake (just east of Exit 11, Rt. 87, in village). For additional information, call 399-

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Women’s Club Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS – All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, February 12, from 12-2pm at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $13 inclusive. The art of accessorizing will be presented by “Got To Have It”. Our speaker, Jean Steber, will tell how she dreamed of finding a place where she belonged but discovered something even better! Reservations are required. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043 by February 8. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club. (P)

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