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Bulletin Board Benefit Garden Tour In Woodstock CAPITAL REGION - The Woodstock Arts Board will host its annual benefit tour of beautiful local gardens on Saturday, June 22 (rain date, Sunday, June 23). Proceeds help support the Woodstock Shakespeare Festival, this summer presenting Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and Alice in Wonderland. Eight gracious Woodstock area hosts will open their private gardens for leisurely viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For ticket and other information, go to www. birdonacliff.org and follow the link to the Garden Tour.

An Evening With Ulysses Grant Dietz SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Great-Great-Grandson of Ulysses S. Grant. “A Modern Evening in the Gilded Age”. A Fundraiser for The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage. Sunday, July 7, 2013, 5:30pm-9:00pm at the Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs. Guest Speaker: Ulysses Grant Dietz, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts Dept. The Newark Museum. Cash bar, silent auction, buffet dinner, music. Honorary Cochairs: Sam & Phyllis Aldrich and Alane Ball-Chinian. Space is very limited. Call 584-4353 or info@grantcottage.org.

Auditions for Fall Production SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Children’s Theatre is pleased to announce that it will be holding auditions for its fall production, Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Tony Rivera will be the Director and Rosie Spring will be the Choreographer. The audition is open to children ages 9-14 and will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 9am12noon at the Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs. Sign in will start at 8:45am. Callbacks will be June 17th from 5-7pm at the same location. Rehearsals will begin September 12, 2013. The production will be performed on October 25 & 26 , 2013. All rehearsals and shows will be at The Saratoga Music Hall, 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs. If a child is cast in the production, there is a $230 production fee. Need-based scholarship funds are available. Please visit www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org for the rehearsal schedule,confidential scholarship request forms, and to register for the audition.

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 cpasley001@nycap.rr.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.

Sundae On The Farm 2013 SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga County’s 18th Annual “Sundae on the Farm” will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at McMahon Thoroughbreds, home of Funny Cide, the 2003 Kentucky Derby winner, located at 180 Fitch Road in the Town of Saratoga. This year Sundae on the Farm is part of “Saratoga 150 a celebration of Saratoga Race Course”. The event is free and open to the public, 12pm4pm. For more info call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 885-8995 or visit www.saratogafarms.com.

A Juried Art Show and Benefit Reception SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation along with Honorary Co-Chairs Mayor Scott and Julie Johnson are presenting 2013 TRASK, a juried art show and fundraiser to benefit the Foundation’s four-year campaign to restore the Spirit of Life sculpture & Spencer Trask Memorial in Congress Park. The silent art auction, featuring works in all mediums from many local artists, will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Canfield Casino, Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. Tickets range from $50- $500 and can be purchased online at www.spiritofliferestoration.org and by phone at 518-587-5030.

Box Lunch Social and Tour SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Tri-County Farm & Garden Club will meet Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00 AM for a Box lunch social and tour of Karelia Melendi’s garden, 86 Mason Pt. South, Bomoseen, VT. Bring a box lunch to raffle. Proceeds go towards the 2 annual scholarships; opened to graduating seniors who are enrolled in higher education studies majoring in agriculture, the environment, forestry, horticulture or other related fields; given out by our division. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call 584-4439.

Car Show at ParkFest 2013 WILTON - Town of Wilton’s Annual Community Day at Gavin Park. How hot is your ride?  Want to show it off? Bring it on down to ParkFest 2013 as the Town of Wilton once again presents its annual Car Show in conjunction with the annual community day celebration on Saturday, July 13. For more information or to download a registration form, please go to www.wiltonparkfest.com or call (518) 584-9455, during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Bulletin Board Deceased Veterans Ceremony BALLSTON SPA – The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors and the Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency will be holding their monthly deceased Veterans ceremony on June 18th at 2:30pm at the County Building in Ballston Spa. This month’s honoree is Robert A. Fusco Sr., a U.S. Army Veteran from the Town of Waterford.

Summer Enrichment Programs SARATOGA SPRINGS – The WSWHE BOCES Gifted and Talented Resource Center is offering a variety of enrichment programs to keep children learning during summer vacation. Programs are available in Culinary Arts; Chinese Language and Culture; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). One- and two-week sessions are available and will run Monday through Friday from July 8-26, 2013. In Culinary Camp, young chefs will learn professional cooking techniques and kitchen management. Chef Instructor Bruce Hoffmann and Chef Instructor Maureen Clancy will use fresh Farmers Market fruits and veggies for the summer camp to promote healthy eating. Students with food allergies are welcome to attend; classes will prepare recipes for people who are gluten-free, vegetarian, and lactose intolerant. Among the items prepared will be traditional homemade specialties as well as international favorites. The course will also focus on sanitation, basic cooking methods, and having fun with food. Tuition is $125 per week and includes materials. All classes will be held at the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs. For more information, go to www.wswheboces.org

“Hat-sational” Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS - All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, July, 9, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $13.00 inclusive. Our feature is Joyce Locks, who will show us special hats for the Saratoga summer season. Our speaker, Mary Kate Schuster from Remson NY, will answer “Will the real Mary Kate please stand up?” Call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043 by July 5th.

Grand Opening Event SCHUYLERVILLE - Riverwalk Sensory Trail and the Alfred Z. Solomon Kayak Launch. Saturday, June 15th: 2:00pm4:00pm. Hudson Crossing Park invites you to the RibbonCutting Ceremony for the new Riverwalk Sensory Trail and the adjacent Alfred Z. Solomon Kayak Launch on Saturday, June 15th beginning at 2:00pm. Hudson Crossing Park, located just off Route 4 north of Schuylerville, will add these two amenities to improve both accessibility and enjoyment for visitors.

Bass Fishing Tournament

VICTORY MILLS - Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club is holding a Bass Fishing Tournament June 15th, 2013. Fish Creek from 9P bridge to last barrier before the Hudson River. $15 entry fee per person. Drinks, hot dogs, burgers, and fries may be purchased from the club. A fish fry will be held at the club after the weigh-in. For info call Art Thivierge at 695-9407 or Mike Jennings 695-3747.

Homelessness Can Affect All Ages  SARATOGA SPRINGS - SOS continues to expand its services to meet the needs of youth at risk of homelessness by partnering with CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services. The Street Outreach Project connects with youth “on the streets” and provides them with support, safety and basic necessities. To celebrate our partnership, and to recognize the volunteers who make the difference in our success, Ben & Jerry’s will be hosting an ice cream social on: Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 14 Walworth Street, Saratoga Springs. Call Cindy Harrington at 581-1097 for more information.

Genealogy and Local History SARATOGA SPRINGS - Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, June 15, at 1pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Bill Greer, a trustee of the New Netherland Institute, will present, “Sex and the City: The Early Years”. Bill will talk about the bawdy world of Dutch New York from 1624 to 1664 through anecdotes of real people and events. He will discuss the art, literature and folklore of the era and how this culture engendered an independent streak that fueled a rebellion of the common people against their rulers. This conflict, many historians argue, laid the foundation for the pluralistic, freedom-loving society that America became. Public is welcome. For information call 587-2978

Fair Needs Art and Science Projects BALLSTON SPA - The 172nd Saratoga County Fair invites Saratoga County Schools to display their art, science and social exhibits at the fair from July 16-21, 2013. Students also enter projects on their own. Categories are: Art, Social Studies/Science, Photography, Graphic Arts & Group Projects. For judging purposes, there will be two age groups; grades K-6 and grades 7-12. For more information on entering, call Sue or Kim Leahey at 885-4084 or Joan Joyner at 587-4622. You may also call the Saratoga County Fair Office at 885-9701. Visit the Fair website at www.saratogacountyfair.org.

2013 Saratoga County Fair Is Looking for Talent! BALLSTON SPA - The Saratoga County Fair is looking for contestants for the amazing Talent Competitions during the


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Bulletin Board 172nd Saratoga County Fair held during the week of the week of July 16-21, 2013. The Talent Show applications are available for printing at http://www.saratogacountyfair.org/ index.php/rules-and-entry-forms. Entrants should complete this application thoroughly and return by June 29, 2013 to Audrey Poitras, 25 Collamer Drive, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or drop them off at the Saratoga County Fair office, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY. Additional information may be obtained by calling the Saratoga County Fair office at 885-9701 or Audrey Poitras at 899-2646.

Father’s Day Breakfast Buffet SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga–Wilton Elks Lodge # 161 Presents a Father’s Day Breakfast Buffet: Fruit Cocktail, French Toast, Potatoes, Breakfast Sausage and Ham, Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Juice, Coffee and Tea. Sunday June 16, 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

Polish Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga–Wilton Elks Lodge # 161. Presents a Polish Dinner: Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Stuffed Cabbage, Pierogi, Potato Pancakes, Applesauce, Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee and Tea. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 4:30-7:00 pm. Donation requested: $10.00 Adults; $9.00 Seniors (62 years) & Military with ID Card, $6.00 Children 5-12 Children Under 5 Free. $10.00 All Takeouts. 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs

Curtis Lumber To Host 4th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day! CAPITAL REGION - Curtis Lumber will host their 4th annual pet adoption day Saturday, June 15, 2013 across select retail stores located throughout New York State and Vermont. The event is called “Curtis Lumber PetAPalooza.” Each store will host multiple pet adoptions/rescue groups. Many adoption rates will also be lowered for the day! Hundreds of animals from over 80 (to date) shelters and rescue groups will be available for adoption including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and horses. There will also be pet service providers in attendance such as local veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters and trainers offering valuable discounts off their services. All adopters will receive a free gift courtesy of Curtis Lumber. Other events include dog house and 50/50 raffles, food, live radio broadcasts and more. Last year’s event resulted in over 400 animals finding new forever homes! Curtis Lumber’s President and Owner Jay Curtis and wife Kendra, along with the Curtis family of 600 plus employees are very excited to host this annual event. For a list of participating shelters and rescue groups attending visit www. clpetapalooza or www.facebook.com/clpetapalooza

Summer Bicycle Tours at Saratoga National Historical Park STILLWATER - A series of free, early evening, ranger-guided 5-mile bike tours of Saratoga Battlefield. WHEN: Seven Wednesday evenings during the summer—June 5 and 19; July 3, 17, and 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

Whipple City Festival GREENWICH - Come join us in Greenwich June 14 and 15 for the Whipple City Festival. This year, the Whipple City Festival will feature living history demonstrations in Dorr Park. On Saturday June 15th there will be three regiments reenacting three different periods in history. Also in Dorr Park will be The Greenwich Town Historian and the Willard Mountain DAR and Northstar organization with information booths and items for sale. The park is still open to having other historical organizations set up info booths. Contact the chamber at info@greenwichchamber.org. To add to history theme, Garry Ferris will be presenting his tribute to WWII on Saturday of the festival in Mowry Park. The Program entitled “ War Story- When it’s Over, Over there” depicts a typical radio broadcast that would have been done during WWII It is complete with 1940’s music, commercials and the reading of letters like those that might have been written by soldiers serving overseas. Bring the whole family to the Whipple City Festival and enjoy the fun, music, history and food at this annual event.

Fundraiser To Benefit After The Fire BALLSTON SPA - For the past 15+ years, Pizza Hut has sponsored non-profit organizations, allowing them to receive 20% of an evening’s sales. This year, After The Fire will be the beneficiary of this program. Pizza Hut will donate 20% of all meals, dine in or carry out, at their restaurants in Ballston Spa, 2103 Doubleday Ave. (885-7433), or Saratoga Springs, 8 Ballston Ave. (584-9000) on Tues., June 18 from 4-8 PM, to After The Fire. After The Fire assists families in Saratoga County who have suffered a loss


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Bulletin Board due to fire. They are comprised entirely of volunteers & exist totally on donation. Families receive gift cards, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, personal care items, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support, etc. Anyone interested in becoming a badly-needed vollunteer may leave a message on voicemail at 435-4571, or visit www.afterthefire.org.

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. For tickets or information.Contact Tom: 491-8194 or 5076308 or club house 695-3917. Tickets must be purchased by August 4, 2013

Saratoga Arts is Now Accepting Registrations for our 2013 Summer Camp Programs SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Arts offers 4, unique art and theater camps for children ages 5-15, between July 8 - August 20. Taught by faculty with over three decades of teaching experience, our programs provide a safe, comfortable arts-learning environment where our campers can truly enjoy art and the art-making process. All of our camps are different, but campers will always explore a variety of fine-art mediums including painting with acrylic and watercolors, drawing with pencil, charcoal, pastel and oil pastel, sculpting with clay, paper mache and wire, photography and lots more! Our theater campers learn the basics of theater like character development and set design and will conclude their program with a performance in our Dee Sarno Theater. Parents can learn more about Saratoga Arts Summer Camp Programs by calling 518-584-4132 or by visiting www.saratoga-arts.org/education/artcamps. Online, parents can find our complete 2013 Summer Camp Parent Pack.

Countryfest is Coming to the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds SCHAGHTICOKE – The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds is excited to announce that WGNA will be celebrating 20 Years of Countryfest at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 13. The star-studded line up includes Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Easton Corbin, Mark Wills, Greg Bates and Joel Crouse. More artists are expected to be added. The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds is located in Schaghticoke, NY and is home to the Great Schaghticoke Fair which will be celebrating its 194th year this Labor Day. For all the details and ticket information on Countryfest 2013, go to www. wgna.com. For more information on the Schaghticoke Fair, please visit www.schaghticokefair.org. (A)

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 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.

A Chance To Give Back SARATOGA COUNTY - Care Links of Southern Saratoga County now offers free non medical services to 60+ in Charlton, Ballston and Ballston Spa. Seniors in these towns can ask for visiting, transportation, respite, “handy helping”, and shopping. The program needs volunteers who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to make


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Bulletin Board someone’s life better by giving a few hours a week. You pick the days and times you can donate. Please call the Care Links office, 399-3262, at Community Human Services for more information about making a difference in someone’s life.

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: celenayourdon@gmail.com. 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)

Adult Female Mentors Needed SARATOGA REGION – Recently Retired And Looking for Meaningful Volunteer Work? I Am I Can, a mentoring program for girls in grades 9-12, is seeking adult female mentors to work with new students to the program. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student on a one-to-one basis, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are recently retired woman looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. 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 Board Member and Founder, Avon Scherff at 688-3010 x102, or email to Avon@scherffinsurance.com. (A)

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 organiza-


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Bulletin Board tion 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)

Board Members Needed For Local Non-Profit CAPITAL 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. The organization currently supports teenage girls in area high schools by providing mentoring partnerships. I am I can is currently seeking additional board members who can provide access to community resources, fundraising opportunities, outreach, and program development. If you would like to be a part of this grass-roots, growing organization, while having a positive impact on girls in our local communities, then this is the place for YOU! If you would like to learn more about this amazing organization and board opportunities, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance.com.

NYS Free & Low-Cost Health Insurance SARATOGA REGION – New York State offers free and low-cost health insurance for children, teens and adults through: Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid. Free screening and enrollment services are available by calling toll free 1-888-242-1418. Please call our caring, professional staff for more information! We have 27 enrollment sites throughout the following counties: Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Washington Counties. (P)

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 salarmygrace@aol.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 stepatnfec@yahoo.com

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 stepatnfec@yahoo.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)

Revival 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


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Bulletin Board 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)

SGF Class of 1973 Reunion CAPITAL REGION – South Glens Falls Class of 1973 reunion organizers are asking those who were students and friends at South Glens Falls High School to help spread the word of the 40th reunion! This event is planned for July 19 and 20, 2013. The committee plans an informal gathering, a golf outing and school tour, dinner and music---just to name a few events. This reunion is not-for-profit. For additional information and to register with us, please visit our website: www.southhigh73.org. We’re waiting for you! (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)

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)

Marriage Encounter Weekend

Organization Seeks Board Members

CAPITAL REGION – For couples who desire to put the spark and romance back into their marriage, improve their communication, revitalize their relationship and get away for a weekend. Held at a local motel. Reservations required. Please go to www.wwme.org for contact information and weekend dates. (A)

CAPITAL REGION – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness organization is looking for Board Members. Joseph Michael

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge of-

Community Bingo


Saratoga County

Bulletin Board fers BINGO to the public every Monday. Doors open at 4pm; games begin at 7pm. Sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers and weekly specials available from 5pm. Come spend an evening and play our 17 regular games, 2 coverall specials, 2 different bell jar games. The Lodge is located at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs; 584-2585. (A)

Treasures Consignment Boutique & Thrift Shop SARATOGA SPRINGS – Smart shopping and fabulous merchandise! Open: Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm. Located at 60 West Ave, Saratoga Springs, 518-580-4200. Support the Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild with every purchase. Donations of in season items accepted during regular business hours until 5pm. (A)

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

Stars for Our Troops CAPITAL REGION – Stars for our Troops is a grassroots organization that is growing fast across the USA. We take retired American Flags with embroidered 2 inch Stars, remove the Stars, put the Star in a pouch with a statement the reads: “I am part of our American flag that has flown over a home in the U.S.A. I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn. Please carry me as a reminder that You are not forgotten.” The Stars are given freely to any soldier or veteran that we meet, or are mailed to them. Stars are given to Veteran Homeless Shelters so those Veterans know that we respect them and they are not forgotten. Stars are given to our Wounded Warriors as a Thank You for what they have endured. Stars are given to our Veterans in Nursing Homes and Veteran Hospitals. Volunteers are needed to help create these Stars. Families and friends need to contact us so we can share the Stars with their loved ones. Donations are gratefully accepted to help deter the costs of supplies and postage. More information can be found at www. StarsForOurTroops.org or contacting Stars4ourTroops@ aol.com. (A)

MS Self Help Group BURNT HILLS/SARATOGA – Saratoga Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm at the Town of Ballston Community Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills (399-8174). Registration is not required. For more information, call 1.800.FIGHT.MS (1800-344-4867, Press option #1). (A)

United Way Needs Volunteers NORTHEAST REGION – Do you want to learn about human nature, improve your communication skills & your interpersonal relationships, generally develop yourself and give back? Volunteering as a Telephone or Crisis Chat Specialist for United Way 2-1-1 Northeast Region will give you all of this. We offer extensive training, supervision and life changing experiences as well as the opportunity to become part of a larger community of volunteer across the nation, that provide essential information, resources and emotional support to people in need. For more details call 2-1-1; visit our website at www.fcscr.org to fill out the volunteer application. (A)

Emergency Food Pantry SARATOGA COUNTY – Karyl’s Kupboard - Emergency Food Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am3pm. Must be a Saratoga County Resident. Please bring ID and proof of address. Located at CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, 5 Municipal Plaza, Suite 3, Clifton Park. (A)

Volunteers needed for Military Museum SARATOGA SPRINGS – Since the Friends of the NYS Military Museum is an all-volunteer organization, it can use your help in many ways; it doesn’t matter if you are local or from another area of New York State. We need the help of Veteran and historical organizations across the state to promote the Museum, to provide displays, and to continue adding to our collections. Right now there is a great need to staff the Museum. Work schedules can be tailored to fit your availability. Interested individuals should call the Friends of the NYS Military Museum at 226-0490. (A)

Recreation Department Seeks Volunteers SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Springs Recreation Facility is seeking Volunteers to have hands on experience with oversight & supervision of Recreation Programs. An exciting opportunity to work alongside recreation staff and our community’s children & young adults in supervising our Game Room, Community Room, Open Gym times, & other day to day facility activities. The city’s recreation department provides recreational programs and opportunities that broaden the social, physical, and creative experiences of our community, pre-school through adult, regardless of skill or ability. For more information & details, please call 587-3550 x2307 or x2300 or email Oliver Aldrich at oliver. aldrich@saratoga-springs.org (A)

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Shelter SARATOGA COUNTY – Volunteers Needed for Saratoga


Saratoga County

Bulletin Board County Emergency Homeless Shelter. Would you like to help us make a difference? We are in need of qualified individuals who are willing to donate their time, energy and experience in a variety of ways as we support homeless individuals in creating a brighter future for themselves. Please call Shelters of Saratoga today at 581-1097 or visit our website at www.sheltersofsaratoga.org to find out how you can help. (A)

Saratoga K of C Bingo SARATOGA SPRINGS – Bingo is held every Wednesday night at the Saratoga K of C Hall located at 50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 5pm and the first game begins at 7pm. 10 regular games are played as well as a 50/50 intermission special and an early bird progressive game. Over $1,500 in prizes are paid every Wednesday, including a $500 coverall. A grill menu including burgers, dogs and sandwiches is offered. Snacks, candy, soups, cakes, etc. are also available. For further information call 584-8547. (A)

VFW #358 Meetings BALLSTON SPA – The VFW Post 358, 68 E. North St, Ballston Spa has announced their meetings schedule: Men - Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm; Ladies Auxiliary - Every 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm; and Men’s Auxiliary - Every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm. Call 885-8580 for more information. (A)

Little People of America CAPITAL REGION – A newly formed chapter of Little People of America is now in your area. Little People of America, Inc., is a national non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. We are the only dwarfism support organization that includes all 200+ forms of dwarfism. Call Nicole at 209-8833 for more information. You can also check out our national website at www.lpaonline.org. (A)

Family Fun SARATOGA COUNTY – Meet with local families in the Saratoga County area and beyond! We offer a wide variety of events, not just for the children, but also for the whole family. Our calendar is filled each month with exciting activities. Share your parental experiences and wisdom with each other and build friendships, while your children do the same. Membership is free with one event attendance recorded. www.togatots.com (A)

Angels Needed! CAPITAL REGION – Soldiers’ Angels is a non-profit organization with the sole mission of aiding and supporting the brave men and women of the military, wherever we raise the flag of the United States of America. Many different

levels of volunteering are needed. If you can help, please e-mail Bertha at ctlny24@gmail.com or Amy at clozline@ aol.com (A)

Who Mentored You? Pass it on! SARATOGA – Be a mentor. Join the Saratoga Mentoring Program. It’s fun, rewarding, and takes only a couple of hours each week. Children in need of one-on-one attention are now waiting for a mentor. It’s a fact, children who have a mentor do better in school and in the community. What do mentors do? Play ball, go for a drive, paint a picture, hike a nature trail, visit the library . . . Call the Saratoga Mentoring Program at 581-1487, a program of Catholic Charities. www.saratogamentoring.org (A)

A Place for Moms CAPITAL REGION – A little place for moms and those who are TTC to get together, connect, share stories, and get valuable advice from other moms. Please check out our group www.Mamasaurus.net. We hope to see you there. (A)

Living with Loss Group SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Community Hospice of Saratoga offers a daytime support group, which meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month in order to help people cope with the loss of a loved one. Living with Loss group will meet from 12:30-2pm at The Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St, Saratoga Springs. The group is open-ended and no registration is required. Contact Mark Kearney at 581-0800 for further information. (A)

MOMS Club Meeting SARATOGA – The Saratoga-North Chapter of International MOMS Club® is pleased to welcome you and your children to their monthly business meeting on the third Wednesday of every month at 10am. The MOMS Club® (MOMS Offering Moms Support) is an international non-profit support group specifically for at-home mothers, offering a wide range of activities. For meeting location and more information please call Shannon at 306-6755 or email saratoganorthmoms@yahoo.com. (A)

ACA Meetings SARATOGA SPRINGS - Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) meetings are a 12 step program for recovering people who wish to gain emotional recovery after living with the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. Open meeting Sundays 7-8pm at New England Presbyterian Church, 24 Circular St, Saratoga Springs (Nolan House). (A)


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