Bulletin Board A Night Out with Strata and I am I can! CAPITAL DISTRICT - Looking for a casual, fun, mid-week evening out? Join I am I can at Strata restaurant for dinner on Tuesday, August 13th. Strata, formerly known as 51 Front, is located at 51 Front Street in Ballston Spa. You can view their delicious menu and learn more at https:// www.facebook.com/51FrontWineBarandBistro. They are generously donating 15% of proceeds from the evening of August 13th to I am I can. Proceeds will support I am I can in expanding our programs and outreach. I am I can selectively partners mentors and high school girls who enrich each other’s lives. One of our students says, “I have often heard that knowledge is power. Until recently, I did not know what that meant. Knowledge gives you the power to lend a hand to those in need, not only financially, but through support and guidance. I have a mentor who has helped me tremendously with achieving my aspirations and preparing me for the future. I plan to one day follow in the footsteps of my mentor and help other young women. It is my belief that success is of no importance unless you use it towards the benefit of others.” You can learn more about I am I can on our website at www.iamicanachieve.org or by contacting our founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102. We’ll see you there!
Roast Beef & Chicken Teriyaki Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161, Tossed Salad, Roast Beef, Chicken Teriyaki, Rice/Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert, Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Tea. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 4:30-7:00 PM. Donation Requested: Adults $10.00, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9.00, Children 5—12 $6.00, Under 5 Free. Takeouts $10.00. Cash Bar Available. 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs.
Ham & Meatloaf Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge #161. Meatloaf, Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Cole Slaw, Dinner Rolls, Coffee and Tea, Dessert. Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 4:30-7:00 PM. Donation Requested: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Seniors and Military (Active or Retired with ID) $6.00, Children 5-12, Children under 5 Free. $10.00 All Takeouts. Cash Bar Available. 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 584-2585.
Breakfast Buffets SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge #161 Presents a Breakfast Buffet: Fruit Cocktail, French Toast / Pancakes, Potatoes, Breakfast Sausage and Ham, Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Juice, Coffee
and Tea. Sunday August 4, 2013 & Sunday, August 18, 2013. 8:30-11:00 am. Donation Requested: Adults $8.00, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $7.00, Children 5—12 $6.00, Under 5 Free. Takeouts $8.00. 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs.
Step Out and Walk With Us SARATOGA SPRINGS - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 ( c ) 3 not -for –profit organization, will be attending the Autism Society Walk at Central Park in Schenectady, NY on September 21, 2013. Join us as we walk for the cause. S.T.E.P. will have a booth set up for the day. Come take a look and talk with us about our program. Fun day for all. Visit http://albanyautism.org/ News/13-04-21/10th_Annual_Walk_5K_Run_for_Autism. aspx for more information, location and times.
Saratoga 150 Porch Decorating Contest SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation presents a Porch Decorating Contest in conjunction with the Saratoga 150 Celebration, honoring 150 years of racing in Saratoga Springs. The Porch Decorating Contest encourages property owners located near the Saratoga Race Course to decorate their front porch to celebrate the Saratoga Race Course’s 150th Anniversary. The Porch Decorating Contest will take place between Wednesday, July 31st and Monday, August 5th, ensuring that homes will look their very best for Saratoga’s upcoming Floral Fete, the Whitney Stakes and for the overall 150th anniversary weekend of the Race Course. To participate in the contest an entry form must be submitted by Wednesday, July 24th at 5pm. The entry form is available online at www. saratogapreservation.org. Decorating must be completed by Wednesday, July 30th at noon and the porch must remain decorated until noon Monday, August 5th. Judging will take place between noon, Wednesday, July 31st and 5pm Friday, August 2nd. The winner of each category will be notified on Monday, August 5thand photographs of winners will take place on Tuesday, August 6th. For questions call 518-587-5030 or email Sara Boivin, Membership & Program Director, email@example.com.
Ninth Annual Cardboard Boat Race SCHUYLERVILLE - Hudson Crossing Park presents its 9th Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, August 10th (rain date Sunday, August 11th) at Fort Hardy Park Beach on Route 29 in Schuylerville from 8am to 3pm. The first race launches at 1pm and best photo opportunities are between 12pm and 2pm. Admission is free for spectators. Pre-registration discounts for individuals and companies are available at www.hudsoncrossingpark.org. On-site registration and construction is open from 8am – 11am. All
Bulletin Board boats, including pre-built, must be on-site by 11:00am. A list of rules, registration forms and hints to get started with your boat building is available at www.hudsoncrossingpark. org or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Julie White 518-695-4539
National Dance Day SARATOGA SPRINGS - The National Museum of Dance will be hosting their third annual National Dance Day event Sunday, July 28th from 2-4pm in the museum’s Swyer Studios. The program is a dance-a-thon featuring Bokwa fitness, Zumba, and Bollywood routines led by professionals. Official “So You Think You Can Dance” National Dance Day choreography will also be taught and performed. Admission for adults is $6, $4.50 for children, and dancers under the age of 12 will be admitted for free. Don’t miss out on this nationally celebrated day of dance!
Free Family Fun Day! SARATOGA SPRINGS - Come join New Horizon Church on Sat,, August 3rd, from 10-4 for a day of games for all ages (Bounce house, Giant Slip and Slide, Volleyball, Disc Golf and water games.) Free BBQ lunch provided. Please wear athletic clothing and bring a towel. The church is located at 150 Perry Road Saratoga Springs. Contact Camille Pelosi email@example.com for more information.
Saratoga Art Strolls SARATOGA SPRINGS - There is so much to see in Saratoga! Art Allies, in partnership with SaratogaArtsFest, Saratoga Arts, the Downtown Business Association, and the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau, proudly bring you Thursday Saratoga Art Strolls to showcase Saratoga’s visual arts. The “Strolls” will continue every Thursday during track season and monthly thereafter. For the six Thursdays during track season (7/18; 7/25; 8/1; 8/8; 8/15; 8/22; 8/29) and the third Thursday of the month from September to June, venues will provide an especially warm welcome to art lovers. The Stroll hours are from 3 – 8 and venues can participate any time during that time frame. The summer series will culminate with a cocktail reception to benefit Saratoga Arts and the Adirondack Trust Community Fund on Thursday, August 29, 2013, 5 – 9 pm at the Artisan Direct Ltd. “Saratoga International Art Show” at the City Center. A Strolling Horse logo decal and poster will indicate participation and the hours the venue will be open. Be on the lookout for the Strolling Horse logo as the summer progresses and more venues join in. The Stroll is coordinated by Art Allies via The Niche Gallery at 480 Broadway and you can get information there. If you are a venue that would like to participate contact Susan Rivers, Art Allies Executive Director at 518-330-5176.
5th Annual Tri-State Poker Run
CAPITAL DISTRICT - The New York State Chapter 19-1 Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association presents the 5th Annual Tri-State Poker Run. Proceeds to benefit Fisher House. July 27, 2013. Register between 10:00am11:00am. Bikes return NLT 4:00pm. Starts and finishes at Veterans of Lansingburgh Club, 777 1st Ave., Troy. Prizes and Raffles. $25 Riders, $15 Passengers. Includes Food/ Beer/Soda & Entertainment. Lisa Saunders 518-275-3843 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Racing Thru Summer Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS - All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $13.00 inclusive. Our feature is Alan Carter the historian from the Saratoga Racing Museum. Our speaker, Peggy Craven from Newtown, PA will sing and speak on realizing your dreams when life falls apart. Reservations are required. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043 by August 8th. No membership or dues required.
Craft Fair Dates Announced ROUND LAKE - Dates for the annual Craft Fair at Corpus Christi Church in Round Lake have been announced. Crafters will display their wares at the church hall on November 2 and 3, 2013. Chairperson Diane Marco (899-4874) or Judy Ewing (877-5678) may be contacted for further information and directions to the location at 2001 Route 9 and Ushers Road. Mark your calendars! This is an event not to be missed.
Yoga 4 Classrooms® Workshop for Educators BALLSTON SPA - Friday, August 9, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at AAC Yoga and Wellness Center, Ballston Spa. Full-day Professional Development Workshop open to classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, therapists and others seeking to bring simple yoga and mindfulness-based techniques into the classroom to promote a more peaceful, productive class day. $180.00 tuition includes 230 pg. illustrated Teacher’s Guide. Workshop led by licensed Y4C® Trainer, Diane Levesque-Kopecki. For more information or to REGISTER: visit www.yoga4classrooms.com.
Greenfield Seniors Upcoming Trips GREENFIELD - September 18 on Lake George Steamboat Cruise on the Lac Du St. Sacrament. Luncheon will be served. Bus leaves at 10 AM from the community center and returns at 4 PM. $32 per person; October 16 to Pulaski, NY, Fish Hatchery. Lunch will be served. Bus leaves community center at 7 am and returns 7 PM. $19 per person. Please contact Pat Brust 584-3318 to make your reservation or for further information.
Bulletin Board Polo & Pizzazz! SARATOGA SPRINGS - A benefit for Gateway House of Peace, a charitable hospice. Please join us Friday, August 9th, 5:30 to 9:30pm at Saratoga Polo Field, 2 Bloomfield Rd, Saratoga Springs. Rain or Shine Dress: Casual Chic. Donation: $65pp / $120 couple. Polo Match & Clubhouse After Party. Polo Hall of Fame Challenge Cup Tournament. Old Daley Inn, Gourmet Hand Passed Hors d’oeuvres, Complimentary Drink. Dancing to: Rock and Roll DJ John Clark. Silent Auction Items. You can register on our website at www.gatewayhouseofpeace.org.
Vacation Bible School GREENFIELD - Greenfield Center Baptist Church, 30 Wilton Rd, Greenfield Ctr. July 28 – August 1, 2013. Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm. For: K – Grade 6. Games! -- Snacks!--Bible Stories!— Crafts! Call To Register: 893-7429 It’s All Free.
Notice to all Veterans of The Korean War ALBANY - All Veterans of The Korean War, June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953, You Are Invited To Attend A Memorial Ceremony Commemorating The 60th Anniversary Of The End Of The Korean War On Saturday, July 27, 2013 At 11:00am At The New York State Korean War Memorial, Madison Ave., Albany.For Any Questions, Please Contact Jim Busher (518) 237-9367.
Wine and Food Tasting SCHUYLERVILLE - The Schuylerville Lions Club will be hosting its 7th Annual “Wine and Food Tasting” on July 27, 2013 at the Schuyler Yacht Basin. This event features local restaurants and food venders hosting booths offering tasty samples of their fare paired with booths offering samples of wines available from the areas major wine distributors and local wineries. The event kicks off at 4 PM and will run continuously until 7PM. Tickets are $20.00 each, available at the gate as well as from members of the Lions Club, and various businesses in the village. You must be 21 years of age to attend. No children will be admitted. The Schuyler Yacht Basin is located on Route 29, next to the bridge crossing the Hudson River going east. This event is a major fundraiser for our local “Journey for Sight” campaign. We are blessed by the support of our local restaurateurs and wine merchants in this effort and are hoping the public will expand its support of this fun and rewarding event. For additional information, please contact Jim at 695-6928.
Antique Tractor Show CAPITAL REGION - The annual Tri-State Antique Tractor Show will take place July 27 and 28 at the Washington County Fairgrounds from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day
and will feature John Deere tractors and equipment. The Fair Farm Museum will be open both days. Food will be available at the 4-H food building. Saturday will include tractor pulling, a tractor parade, threshing and baling demos, and a peddle tractor pull for kids at 10:00 a.m. and needle in the haystack contest for kids at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at 10:00 a.m., a consignment auction by Dann Auctions will be held. Admission is $5.00 each day, with children under 12 free. Contact Jared Thomas, 518695-4325, email@example.com, or John Deyoe, 518-587-1755, firstname.lastname@example.org.
K’s Kamp For Kids SARATOGA SPRINGS - S.T.E.P. (Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program) K’s Horse Kamp for Kids. Hands on mounted & non-mounted world of the horse, Arts and Crafts, Farm field exploration, Music. Weekly July 30th August 24th. For registration forms and information call 374-5116. STEP at New Forest Equestrian. Call (518) 374.5116 or email email@example.com
Dave Brubeck Memorial Concert SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Choral Festival will present a memorial concert for Dave Brubeck at the Spa Little Theater on Sunday, July 28th, at 3:00 p.m. Featured on the program will be his rarely heard choral music for chorus, orchestra and jazz combo including the popular Pange Lingua variations, and the unpublished Canticles of Mary. The jazz combo accompanying the ensemble is under the direction of jazz pianist and Brubeck protégée Eldar Djangirov. They will also play the Brubeck hit Take Five and more. Tickets at $30 each are available at the SPAC Box office, at the door, or online at www.saratogachoralfest. org. Come early and take advantage of a special Gideon Putnam brunch and concert package all for $50! The phone number for reservations (recommended) and information is (518)-791-0185.
Foster Parent Meeting BALLSTON SPA - A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on July 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the Services Building, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa, New York. Saratoga County is in need of foster homes for school-aged children and teenagers. The next certification class will begin in Fall, 2013. Please contact Jennifer Otten or Stacey McVaigh at (518)884-4157 for more information.
Saratoga Children’s Theatre Teen Troupe Performs “Legally Blond, The Musical” SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Children’s Theatre announces live performances of Legally Blond, The Musical at the Bernhard Theatre, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs,
Bulletin Board NY on Friday, July 26 at 1 PM and 7 PM and Saturday July 27 at 1 PM and 7 PM. Local teens will be starring in the musical which has been directed by Michael Lotano and Matt Duclos and choreographed by Sarah Sutliff. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children at the door and refreshments will be available for purchase. This show is rated PG. For more information, please visit the Saratoga Children’s Theatre web site athttp://www.saratogachildrenstheatre. org.
Chabad will sponsor its annual Shalom Festival featuring Israeli music, food and arts in Saratoga Springs’ Congress Park from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Kosher foods will be available for purchase and there will be many arts and crafts projects to please children of all ages. This event is part of the 2013 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival, sponsored by three local synagogues and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY. For more information, contact saratora@ aol.com or call 526-0773.
Saratoga Children’s Theatre Performs Disney’s The Aristocats
Prize-Winning Film “David”
SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Children’s Theatre announces live performances of Disney’s The Aristocats at the St. Clements School, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY on Friday, August 2 at 6 PM and Saturday, August 3 at 12 noon. Local children will be starring in the musical which has been directed by Karey Trimmings. Tickets are $5 at the door and refreshments will be available. For more information, please visit the Saratoga Children’s Theatre web site at http://www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org.
Turning Point Weekend SCHUYLERVILLE - August 3rd & 4th, 2013. Saturday, August 3rd at Ft. Hardy Park 1pm-11pm: Amusements, Vendors, Food, Games, Village Idol Contest, Street Dance & Fun and much, much more! Sunday, August 4th Parade on Broad St. at 1pm, DCA Drum & Bugle Corps Competition - Schuylerville Central School Athletic Field, 3:30pm - tickets available at event. Festival continues after parade. Fireworks at dusk by Alonzo. For more info visit www.turningpointparade.com
Annual Clam Steam VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod And Gun Club Annual Clam Steam For 2013 Will Be Held On Saturday August, 10 2013 From 12 Noon Thru 9pm At The Club House On Route 32 South Of Victory. Tickets $40.00 Full Steam ticket or $30.00 Chicken Ticket. For Tickets or Information. Contact Tom: 491-8194 or 507-6308 or Club House 695-3917. Tickets Must Be Purchased By August 4, 2013.
Annual SCS Alumni Banquet SCHUYLERVILLE - The Annual Schuylerville Central School Alumni Banquet will be held on August 3, 2013 at the American Legion, 6 Clancy St., Schuylerville. Cocktails will be at 6, dinner at 7 and dancing at 8 with music by DJ “Happy Days”. Tickets are $30. and may be purchased by sending a check to SCS Alumni, PO Box 50, Schuylerville, NY 12871 or contacting a committee member. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.
Shalom Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Sunday, August 25, Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS - the 2011 prize-winning film which explores boundaries of faith and trust in New York’s multicultural backdrop, will be shown on Sunday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m., at 84 Weibel Avenue in Saratoga Springs.. Eleven-year-old Daud, the son of a religious imam in Brooklyn, is mistaken for a Jewish boy and becomes conflicted after befriending Jewish kids. A $5 donation is requested, which includes refreshments. This event is part of the 2013 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival, sponsored by three local synagogues and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 584-2370.
What Makes a Jew? SARATOGA SPRINGS - This is the question contemplated in the film “Torn,” which will be shown at a screening and discussion held on Sunday, August 4, at 7:00 p.m., at Temple Sinai (509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.) This 2011 documentary is a story about compassion, conflict and the right to a history. A $5 donation is requested, which includes refreshments. This event is part of the 2013 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival, sponsored by three local synagogues and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 5848730.
Lecture at Saratoga Chabad SARATOGA SPRINGS - Tibor Spitz, a Holocaust survivor, will offer a lecture at an event sponsored by Saratoga Chabad on Sunday, July 28, at 7:00 p.m., at 130 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs. Mr. Spitz is a Jewish artist of Slovak origin. After escaping from communist Czechoslovakia to the West, he lived and worked in Canada and the United States. A $5 donation is requested, which includes refreshments. This event is part of the 2013 Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival, sponsored by three local synagogues and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY.
BSBPA to Host Hawaiian Luau BALLSTON SPA - The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association will be hosting a Hawaiian Luau fundraising event on Saturday, July 27 at the Brickyard Tavern & Grill, 70-72 Milton Ave in Ballston Spa. Enjoy cocktails start-
Bulletin Board ing at 6 pm with a full dinner buffet, including a Hawaiian pig roast, at 7 pm. There will be a silent auction from 6-9 pm featuring specially donated items and services from many local businesses, a limbo contest, music and dancing. Tickets are $30 per person. Proceeds from the event, as with all BSBPA fundraisers, go right back into community to support free events like our concerts in the park as well as village beautification throughout the year. Tickets are available in advance from any BSBPA board member, online at www.ballston.org or call 885-2772. Tickets will also be available at the door. What better way to celebrate summer? Hawaiian attire is encouraged (come on, where else are you going to wear that shirt?) but not required. Silent auction donations are still being accepted—please contact Sam Capuano,firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-1072, Kimberly Salerno email@example.com or Kelly DelaneyElliott,firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided Early Morning Walks at Saratoga Battlefield STILLWATER - Come explore some of the most historic grounds in American History! Saratoga National Historical Park offers free guided tours of the Saratoga Battlefield on mornings in August led by National Park volunteers Larry Arnold, Ray Palmer and Jerry Parker. The hikes involve walking for about two miles over uneven ground; visitors need to bring drinking water and insect repellent, and dress for the weather. Hikes offered from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with the following dates and topics: August 6: “Why Saratoga/ September 19; the First Battle”; August 13: “October 7: the Second Battle”; August 23: “Why Saratoga/September 19; the First Battle”; August 30: “October 7: the Second Battle”. For more information about this or other events, please call the Visitor Center at 518-664-9821 ext. 1777 or check our website at www.nps.gov/sara or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saratoganhp
Are You Ready For Some Football! SARATOGA SPRINGS - Well the Blondes and Brunettes are! The 3rd Annual Blondes vs. Brunettes Powder Puff Football Game, a volunteer event driven by women that raise’s funds for the Northeastern New York Alzheimer’s Association. A powder puff football game will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 5:00 pm. The event will be held at Saratoga High School, Saratoga Springs. For tickets or additional information, contact 518-466-1386 or bvbendalz@ gmail.com.
Indoor Craft/Garage Sale Vendors Wanted SARATOGA SPRINGS - 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 11 to 3:30 pm. 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 9:30 am. The next dates are July 28th, August 25, and September 22. There are also a few outdoor spaces available if you have your own tables and chairs. 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.
1968 B.H.B.L High School Reunion CAPITAL REGION - Saturday, August 24, 2013. 12:30-4:00. Pig ‘N Whistle, 654 Saratoga Rd., Burnt Hills, N.Y. Contact email@example.com or classmates.com for additional details.
Ongoing Sale SCHUYLERVILLE - In preparation for a shop facelift, the 50% off everything in the shop sale, is on going at Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, 116 Broad St., Schuylerville. No limit on purchases! The Thrift Shop has a large variety of items that must be sold to make room for newly donated items. The store hours for June are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 4pm. In July and August, Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Volunteers for the Thrift Shop are always welcome. For more information, please call the shop at 695-4640.
Summer Bicycle Tours at Saratoga National Historical Park STILLWATER - A series of free, early evening, rangerguided 5-mile bike tours of Saratoga Battlefield. WHEN: Wednesday evenings during the summer—July 31; August 14 and 28, from 6 PM to 8 PM. WHERE: Saratoga National Historical Park (the Battlefield), located between US Route 4 and State Route 32, Stillwater, NY. Meet in the parking lot. WHO: Any visitors interested in scenic views of the historic grounds, accompanied by knowledgeable staff and volunteer guides with unique stories of the park. WHY: Fresh air, wonderful scenery, great stories, light exercise, like-minded people. In case of inclement weather, bike tour will be cancelled. Please bring your bike, water, and insect repellent. Helmets are required. For more information about these or other events at Saratoga National Historical Park, call the Visitor Center at 518-664-9821 ext. 1777 or check our website at www.nps.gov/sara or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/saratoganhp
The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club Annual Clam Steam VICTORY - Will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013, 12 Noon-9pm at the Club House on Route 32 south of Victory. Tickets $40.00 Full steam ticket or $30.00 Chicken ticket.
Bulletin Board For tickets or information.Contact Tom: 491-8194 or 5076308 or club house 695-3917. Tickets must be purchased by August 4, 2013
Farmer’s Market Coupons SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging Elderly Nutrition Program is distributing Farmer’s Market Coupons to those who qualify*. Coupons can be picked up at the Office for the Aging at 152 West High Street in Ballston Spa from 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday (884-4100). A reservation and completion of a registration form is required for lunch. Call location by noon one day prior to event. For menu, phone numbers and details – contact The Office for the Aging at 363-4020. Qualifications for Farmer’s Market Coupons – ONE booklet per household: *Age 60 and over *Income Eligibility: $1772.00/month for one-person household. $2392.00/month for two-person household.
“Pink Bows on Broadway” Seeks Nominations CAPITAL REGION - Floydwarriors.com, Inc. ‘Helping Families Cope with Cancer, One Household at a Time” is currently seeking nominations during July and August for its ‘2013 Pink Bows on Broadway’ campaign. This fundraising effort will give individuals and businesses alike the opportunity to recognize a local hero who had battled breast cancer or fought alongside someone who has. All bows will be prominently displayed on Broadway in Saratoga Springs during October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Nominees sought shall include: survivors, lost loved ones, physicians, fundraising warriors, special caregivers, family/ friends, and any other person that deserves recognition for their involvement in the war against breast cancer. You may send along a brief description and photo with nomination form of your sponsored hero. During October, each bow will have a link to allow the public a chance to donate to their floydwarriors.com in honor of their ‘Bow on Broadway’ Hero. All proceeds from the campaign will benefit floydwarriors.com, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide real help in the home for families undergoing cancer treatment. All nominations must be submitted by September 1, 2013. Log onto www.floydwarriors. com for nomination form and additional information or call (518) 429-0461.
Jeans Needed SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Backstretch Employee Service Team (BEST) is a non-profit (501C-3) that seeks to enhance the health and well being of the backstretch worker at the Saratoga Race Track by providing services and goods. From mid-April until early November we operate a Free Store for the workers. in the Recreation Hall on Union
Avenue. We are always in need of gently used blue jeans, especially, but also sturdy shoes and boots, baseball caps, hooded sweat shirts, t-shirts and other useful clothing items. Please contact Phyllis at 518-584-8954 to arrange for drop off or pick up.
Bikes Wanted SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Backstretch Employee Service Team (BEST) is a non profit (501C-3) that seeks to enhance the health and well being of the backstretch worker at the Saratoga Race Track, by providing services and items. This year, we are seeking bicycles. (no children’s sizes) Bikes MUST be in working condition. Contact Marcia at 518-5873720 to arrange for drop off or pick up.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous SARATOGA SPRINGS - Are You Having Trouble Controlling The Way You Eat? Are you underweight? Overweight? Obsessed with food, weight, dieting? 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 7 P.M. United Methodist Church-in the Kitchenette. 175 Fifth Avenue (Exit 14 Northway) corner Henning Road Local contacts: John 605-3090 Helena 584-8190 www.foodaddicts.org
Interested In Opening Your Home To An International Student? CAPITAL REGION - The International Center is seeking local host families for high school foreign exchange students from Eurasia for the 2013-14 academic year. Host families can include single parents, retirees, empty nesters, individuals, domestic partners, couples with no children, or parents with young or teenage children. Hosts need only to provide a bed, a quiet place to study, meals, and transportation to/from school activities. For information on this U.S. Department of State sponsored opportunity, call the International Center of the Capital Region at 518-588-8947 or email CLeising@ICCRAlbany.org. Create a bond that spans the globe and lasts for generations!
Who’s At Risk? Caregive Distress SARATOGA COUNTY - Self-Assessment Tool Helps Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties -Area Families Avoid the Dangers of Caregiver Distress. Nearly one-third of adults living in Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression and various other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress, a potentially dangerous condition brought on by the pressures of caring for a senior loved one. In response to this growing issue, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office
Bulletin Board has launched a public awareness campaign – Family Caregiver Stress Relief at FamilyCaregiverStressRelief.com – to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate. For more information about the services of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties call 518 580-1042 or visit www.homeinstead. com/341.
Volunteers Needed SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in NEED of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Current areas in immediate need are: SARATOGA, MOREAU/ SOUTH GLENS FALLS, STILLWATER, & CHARLTON. Nutritious meals are prepared, packed and ready for transport Monday-Friday at about 10:30. Delivery takes about one to one and a half hours. Please call Billie Jo or Denise at The Office for the Aging- 363-4020 or 884-4100 for details.
Caregivers - Your Help is Needed! SARATOGA SPRINGS - We want to be on your Schedule!!! Summer will soon be here and so will summer vacations… Just 4 hours a week of your time and talents will assist us in providing care and comfort to the terminally ill at Mary’s Haven, a program of Catholic Charities, located in Saratoga Springs.Initial and ongoing training will be provided. Volunteers are the heart of this program, providing 24 hour a day care under the direction of the Program Director. Please add Mary’s haven to your Volunteer Schedule! For more information please contact: Anne or Robin at Mary’s Haven (518) 584-9397.
Recycling Fundraiser to Benefit New Playground SARATOGA SPRINGS – Recycling fundraiser helps raise money towards a much-needed new playground at Geyser Road Elementary in Saratoga Springs. Students/members of Daisy troop #3134 have been earning free cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash. Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business FREE prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to the Daisy’s, businesses help them earn the money they need. Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, MP3 players
and laptops at the following locations: Geyser Elementary Lobby or call us and we will pick them up. There is no end date on this fundraiser, so keep us in mind throughout the year. To learn more about supporting Daisy Troop #3134, please call Celena Yourdon at 518-587-4511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www. FundingFactory.com, or call, toll-free: 1.888.883.8237. (A)
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 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.hopeanimalrescue.org/ (A)
Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? SARATOGA SPRINGS – Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Are you underweight? Overweight? Obsessed with food, weight, dieting? 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 (Exit 14 Northway), corner Henning Road. Local contacts: John 605-3090 and Helena 584-8190. www.foodaddicts.org (A)
Recently Retired And Looking for Meaningful Volunteer Work? SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are a recently retired woman looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empow-
Bulletin Board ering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently looking for mentors in the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. Immediate needs are to support girls in Hudson Falls, South Glens Fall, Glens Falls and Ballston Spa school districts. If you have time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and would like to have a positive impact on a girl in your community, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance.com.
I Am I Can Accepting New Students SARATOGA REGION – I Am I Can, a local non-profit mentoring organization, is accepting applications from girls in High School who feel they would benefit from a relationship with a female professional on a weekly basis. Mentors provide support and guidance in a variety of areas depending on the needs of the student. This program is designed to help girls achieve their personal and educational goals. I Am I Can focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. The program is designed to “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently open to girls in grades 9-12 the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. To learn more about this exciting program, please contact Board Member and Founder, Avon Scherff at 688-3010 x102, or email to Avon@scherffinsurance.com. Visit the website at www. iamicanachieve.com (A)
A New Face for I am I can! SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is excited to announce the re-launch of our website, www.iamicanachieve.org and our new logo! Please check out our site to see the new logo and to learn more about our organization, mission, how to get involved, our latest events and more! I am I can selectively partners mentors and high school girls who enrich each other’s lives, learn from one another, and by doing so enhance the quality of life in our community. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 that provides encouragement, direction, and guidance to young women in grades 9-12. If you would like to learn more about I am I can, please visit our site (www.iamicanachieve.org) or contact our founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102.
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 Coun-
Red Cross Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Volunteers are needed in all areas of service from helping in local disasters to answering phones in the office. The Red cross meet many needs in the area, families that have been displaced by a fire, flood or other disaster; collecting blood to save lives of people in need to sustaining a quality filled life; and teaching CPR and First Aid Classes. For more information about Red Cross volunteer opportunities, contact Laura at 792-6545. (A)
After School Program Seeks Volunteers SARATOGA SPRINGS – Salvation Army’s “The Center” After School Program is helping community youth and looking for volunteers to provide homework help and help with various character education activities. There are hours available from 4pm-6pm, from Monday-Wednesday. Please contact Captain Boone at 518.584.1640 or email Captain Boone at email@example.com. (A)
STEP Volunteers Needed CAPITAL REGION - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 ( c ) 3 not -for –profit organization, is seeking Volunteer Poop Pickers, Sidewalkers,Horse Leaders, Paper Jockeys, And Wranglers to care for its program horses, provide help with lessons for special needs children & adults, fix and repair the facility and promote fundraising. Horse is experience is not needed but a plus. A caring heart and a love of Children & Horses is a must! Call (518) 374.5116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP Open Registration 2013 CAPITAL REGION – STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program, a 501 (c) 3 not for profit and totally volunteer organization, is open for registration for the 2013 season. Children and adults ages 2 and up with special needs may apply. There are limited open spots in the program as STEP fills up quickly. For registration information please call 518 374.5116 or email email@example.com or visit our website www.stepup-nfec.org (P)
Simplifying Lives Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Simplifying Lives for a cause is the Capital District’s only non-profit organization dedicated to providing free house cleaning and organizational services for people undergoing cancer treatment. Simplifying Lives is looking for volunteers, business partners for the discounted referral service, corporate sponsors, and donations. For further information or to donate, please contact Simplifying Lives for a cause at (518) 935-5822, or visit their website at www.simplifyinglives.org. (A)
Bulletin Board SARATOGA SPRINGS – God is bringing His Church back to life! Come to Living Waters Church of God Wednesday Prayer from noon-6pm & 6:30pm. 4330 Route 50, Saratoga Springs. For additional information, call 518.587.0484 or visit online at www.LW-COG.com (A)
After The Fire is in Dire Need of New Volunteers SARATOGA COUNTY – After The Fire is a non-profit organization that helps residents of Saratoga County who have suffered a loss due to fire. After being paged by Fire Control, After The Fire members respond to the fire scene to provide the family members with clothing, gift cards, personal care items, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/ motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support-- whatever is needed to help the family through an extremely traumatic situation. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday at 7pm as follows: February, March, October & November at Eagle Matt Lee Fire House on Washington St. in Ballston Spa; April, May, June & September meetings are held at Halfmoon Town Hall on Harris Rd. in Halfmoon. Anyone interested in finding out how you can help your neighbors in need may attend a meeting. To find out more about After The Fire, visit www.afterthefire. org. (A)
Donation-based Yoga Class SARATOGA SPRINGS – Donation-based Yoga Class, “Yoga For the Unenlightened” is now on-going and meeting Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue at Henning Road. This popular beginning yoga course has now been offered a permanent time slot. Join our warm and friendly group as we explore the basic poses (asanas), meditations and breathing exercises of this centuries-old traditional exercise. All levels welcomed, $10 suggested donation. (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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)