Bulletin Board Saratoga County Fair Exhibitor Handbooks are Available BALLSTON SPA - Saratoga County Fair is looking for entries, exhibitors, and all kinds of participants. The 2014 Saratoga County Fair Exhibitor Handbooks are printed and available online at www.saratogacountyfair.org and in print at feed and grain stores, garden centers, Curtis Lumber, Allerdice Building Supply, AC Moore, Agway, Hewitt’s, libraries and town halls in Saratoga County and at The Saratoga County Fair office at 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa and at the Cooperative Extension office, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Deadline for entries is July 12, 2014. Departments and shows include cattle, draft and saddle horses, goats, bees & honey, farm produce, flowers, culinary, home arts, fine arts, antiques, talent show, sheep,fair pageants, education, Grange, 4-wheel-drive pull and conservation. The 173rd Annual Saratoga County Fair opens on July 22, 2014 and runs through July 27, 2014 from 9am to midnight daily. Get all the details in your 2014 Saratoga County Fair Exhibitor Handbook or visit the web site, www.saratogacountyfair.org and click on “Forms” on the right side of the home page. For more information, call the Saratoga County Fair office at 885-9701.
Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. saratogafilmforum.org. 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID: • IN BLOOM (Grzeli nateli dgeebi) Thurs., May 8, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 9, 7:30 p.m., Sun., May 11, 7:30 p.m.• Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, Thurs., May 15, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 16, 7:30 p.m., Sun., May 18, 7:30 p.m. • Spring Street Classic The Conversation, Sat., May 17, 7:30 p.m. • Grand Piano, Thurs., May 22, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 23, 7:30 p.m., Sun., May 25, 7:30 p.m. • Town & Gown Movie Night Sullivan’s Travels, Sat., May 24, 7:30 p.m. • In the Public Interest! Farewell to Factory Towns? Tues., May 27, 7:30 p.m. • Particle Fever, Thurs., May 29, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 30, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jun. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Local Horse Show to support local charities with telethon SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Capital Fund of Saratoga County, Inc. through its Saratoga Springs Horse Show and in conjunction with Productions East Media is pleased to announce that the 2014 Saratoga Springs Horse Show will be webcasted and cable casted as a telethon benefiting the almost 30 charities it has helped over the past two years.
The Saratoga Springs Horse Show will be held May 7th to May 11th. It is located off Exit 14 of I-87 (Northway) on Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs, New York adjacent to the NYRA Race Track. Admission is $4 per person over 12. For more information contact Tom Fueston at email@example.com or call 518/490-1214, or visit our Website www.saratogaspringshorseshow.com . You can also write to: Capital Fund of Saratoga County, Inc., P.O. Box 1310, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
BUY A POPPY HELP OUR VETS BALLSTON SPA - Poppy Days will be observed this month of May, when the bright red memorial flower will be offered to the local public by members of the Henry Cornell Unit 234, American Legion Auxiliary, of Ballston Spa. Fashioned by hands of disabled veterans in the Veteran’s Hospital throughout the United States, it was adopted by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary as a national memorial flower and has been offered to the public since 1922. It is the flower of remembrance for the men and women whose lives have been lost in the defense of freedom. Wearing the poppy is America’s way of saying “Thank you” to the war dead and a promise that their supreme sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We will be at Walmart, Saratoga Springs, NY on May 8 and May 15 and 16 so stop by and help our VETS.
2014 Spirit of Preservation Celebration SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Friday, May 9, 2014, as part National Preservation Month, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (SSPF) will recognize the Saratoga Room at the Saratoga Springs Public Library and the Saratoga Spa State Park and its partners at the 2014 Spirit of Preservation Celebration at 6 PM at theSaratoga Automobile Museum. The Spirit of Preservation Celebration honors organizations and individuals who through their vision and dedication have fostered historic preservation in Saratoga Springs and contributed to the overall quality of life in our city. Cheryl Gold, a former Saratoga Spa State Park employee and long-time Library volunteer, will serve as Honorary Chair for the event that will include an awards ceremony in which honorees will be introduced by speakers, Dave Patterson, Charlie Kuenzel, and Rose Harvey, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Tickets are $55 for SSPF members, $65 for non-members, and $40 for those age 40 and younger. The event comprises an awards ceremony and cocktail reception with culinary delights from Kim Klopstock’s The Lily and the Rose and cash bar. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.saratogapreservation.orgor call (518) 587-5030.
Bulletin Board Adirondack Fiddlers SCHUYLERVILLE - New style and Old Tyme Fiddling, Adirondack Fiddlers, Sunday May 11th 12:00 pm to 5 pm. American Legion Hall, Clancy St. Schuylerville. All fiddlers young and old and public welcome. Round and square dancing. For more information call (518) 274-6817.
SUNDAY BREAKFAST VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on route 32 south of the village of Victory ( look for our sign ). Will be cooking breakfast on May 11, 2014 starting at 8:0011:00AM and will continue on the second Sunday of each month all year. Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast ( white or wheat ), pancakes ( regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon ), french toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $6.00 Child $3.00, Everyone will be welcome.
pockets of sunshine luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS - All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $13.00 inclusive. Our feature, Winifred White from Winnie’s Originals will display tapestry and quilted handbags. Our speaker, Barbara Vernoski of NJ will share how her life took off when she used the right flight plan. . Reservations are required by May 8th. Please call Anita at 583-4043. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club.
5th Annual Fred Male Chicken BBQ SCHUYLERVILLE - Saturday, May 10th, 2:30PM ~ 5PM. $15.00 Dinners. American Legion Post #278 Pavilion, 6 Clancy Street, Schuylerville. Dinners Include: 1/2 Chicken ~ Salads ~ Beverages ~ Desserts. Funds From This Event Provide A Scholarship To A Schuylerville Graduating Student Who Is Pursuing A Technical Career. Tickets Must Be Purchased Before The Event. Stop In The Legion Or Contact Deb At (518) 5270288.
Metaphysical Book Discussion Group SARATOGA SPRINGS - at Woodlawn Commons – Saturday, May 10 at 6 pm. New Thought New York Center for Spiritual Living will host a discussion of Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller. All are welcome to come whether they’ve read or not. Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga
Springs, 518-423-3569. For more information, visitwww. newthoughtnewyork.org.
Capital Region Heart Walk CAPITAL DISTRICT - Saturday, May 10, 2014, The Crossings of Colonie. 9:00am Registration, No Fee to Register. www.capitalregionheartwalk.org. The American Heart Association will host the Capital Region Heart Walk on Saturday, May 10, 2014. This fun-filled event, held at the Crossings of Colonie, includes a one or three mile walk around the park, live music, free giveaways and an informational health fair. Over 2,000 walkers will participate in the event to fund cardiovascular research and education.
SARATOGA RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 INFORMATIONAL MEETING SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Wednesday, May 14th, we invite anyone who is interested in learning about Saratoga’s Relay for Life to join us at The Marriott Residence Inn located at 295 Excelsior Ave. Saratoga Springs at 5:30 pm for committee meeting and 6:30 pm for Team Captains’ meeting. The Relay will be held June 6-7th, 2014 at the Saratoga East Side Recreation Field. Take a little time to find out how you can help support or honor your loved one(s) who has dealt with Cancer. We look forward to some new ideas and help from interested volunteers. For more information about the Relay please check out the website, www.relayforlife.org/saratogaspringsny. Further information is available from Nicole at 857-0161 or Sheila at 365-2164.
roast pork & liver/onions dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs Presents a Roast Pork & Liver/Onions Dinner. Soup Dijour, Tossed Salad, Roast Pork Loin, Liver & Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Bread Stuffing, Vegetables, Dessert, Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Tea. Wednesday, May 14, 2014. 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.
Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge May 16, 2014 CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is sponsoring a workplace challenge (Twitter #B2W518) for employers in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. Bike to Work Day is an annual event held each spring throughout the country that promotes bicycling as an option to commute
Bulletin Board to work. As Doug Haller from Bikeatoga explained, “Riding a bike to work can be more than fun, it can be exercise and stress relief, it can save money and reduce your carbon footprint, it can reduce traffic congestion and parking problems. Some of us believe that the world would be a better place if more people traveled by bicycle. It takes a little planning, but most anyone can do it.” In each county, the winning team for each of four categories will win a trophy, with trophies contributed by Bikeatoga, Albany Bicycle Coalition, and Troy Bike Rescue and made out of used bicycle parts. The four categories are: • Organization with the largest number of riders, • Small organization with the highest percent participation (20 or fewer employees), • Large organization with the highest percent participation (over 20 employees), and • Person who rode the farthest. Registration is open at www.capitalmoves.org. Standings will also be posted here by county, along with the total gallons of gas saved and calories burned (to date 33 gallons and 35,376 calories).
HMT presents FAME, JR. SARATOGA SPRINGS - Friday, May 16th & Saturday, May 17th – The students of HMT’s Youth Musical Conservatory present FAME, JR on Friday, May 16th at 7:30pm, and Saturday, May 17th at 1:00pm and 4:30pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Seating is general admission. For more information see the HMT web site, www.homemadetheater.org, or call the HMT office at 518-587-4427.
Annual Senior Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is pleased to host the Annual Senior Luncheon, Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Saratoga City Center on N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 11am and lunch is served at noon. The theme is “Circus” with live music and door prizes. Menu: Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Corn, Coleslaw, Cornbread and Ice Cream Sundaes for dessert. Tickets are $4.00 each and are required to attend. No take-outs. No animals allowed. Call Office for the Aging at 884-4100 for ticket sales information.
2nd Annual Miracle League Poker Run-The Miracle Ride CAPITAL DISTRICT - Save the date May 17, 2014 for our 100 mile scenic road course through the mountains of Rensselaer, Columbia, and Berkshire Counties to raise money for sports and social programs for children and adults with disabilities. Register on the day of the ride from 9:00am-11:00am. The ride begins at 11:30am. The ride concludes at the Rensselaer Elks with a chicken bbq, food, prizes, raffles, entertainment, live music. Cost per rider – $25, passenger – $15, and picnic only – $15. Downloadable
event registration forms will be available in coming weeks at: capitalregionmiracleleague.org If you have any questions contact Linda Baker at 518-376-8365.
Breakfast Buffet SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs 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, May 18, 2014, 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.
WEST POINT GROUP TOUR SARATOGA SPRINGS - Monday, May 19, 8 AM - 6:30 PM. The Friends of the NYS Military Museum still have seats on their bus trip to West Point! We will visit the West Point Museum and West Point Military Academy. If you’d like to sign up for the trip, go to www.friendsofthenysmilitarymuseum.com for more information or call (518) 226-0490 to sign up! Tickets are $41 each for non-members. Purchase tickets at NYS Military Museum Or (518) 581-5100/(518) 226-0490.
Local Beauty: Paintings by Takeyce Walter BALLSTON SPA - The Saratoga County Historical Society today announced the new art exhibit, “Local Beauty” by landscape artist, Takeyce Walter, at Brookside Museum’s Long Room Gallery from May 20-June 27, 2014. Walter, a Saratoga County artist and art instructor, will display some of her works in oil and pastel that feature the rural landscape of upstate New York, the Adirondacks, Cape Cod, and Vermont. Walter has been documenting her art process on her personal blog at http://takeyceart.com/home/ blog/. Her work will remain on display at Brookside until June 27. A public reception will be held on Friday, June 6 from 5 – 8 pm as part of Ballston Spa’s First Friday event. For more information, please visit brooksidemuseum.org or call 518.885.4000.
WELCOME SUMMER WITH THE GOTTAGETGON FOLK FESTIVAL BALLSTON SPA - The 45th annual GottaGetGon Folk Music Festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, 2014, at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. Sponsored by the Pickin’ and Singin’ Gatherin’, the Albany area’s participatory folk music organization, the GottaGetGon is a small, family-friendly festival that’s been called the best-kept little secret in the Capital Region. There are con-
Bulletin Board certs and workshops for those who like to listen and lots of campground jamming for those who enjoy making their own music. All events are under cover and happen rain or shine. A sampler concert is scheduled for 10:25am Saturday. Weekend admission is $55 for adults (age 23 and up) and $30 for students (ages 18-22). Admission for one day is $30 for adults and $18 for students. Younger folks under 18 are free with a paying adult. (Tickets are available at the gate or on-line at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/661885 ). More information on the festival, including a detailed schedule of events, is available at http://www. pickingandsinging.org/web2011/GGG.html - For more information by phone, you may also call Vicki Kelsey (518) 872-0663 or Howard Jack: (518) 439-5501.
Artist’s Exhibit at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church SARATOGA SPRINGS - Well-known artist, Cynthia Whitman, will be having an exhibit on Saturday, May 24 from 9am – 6pm and Sunday, May 25 from 10am – 6pm at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue. For a preview of the artwork, please visit cynthiawhitman.com. Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-3720 ext. 110. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.saratogaumc.org
baked ham, chicken & biscuits dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs Presents a Baked Ham, Chicken & Biscuits Dinner. Soup, Tossed Salad, Baked Ham, Chicken & Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee and Tea. Wednesday, May 28, 2014. 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.
The Battenkill Runs Through It - Edition IV Beach, Music & Food Festival GREENWICH - Saturday, May 31, 2014. 1:00-6:00pm. (Rain date Sunday June 1, 2014). Greenwich Town Beach, Greenwich, New York. Battenkill Conservancy hosts the fourth edition of its signature beach & music festival kicking off the summer season on the banks of the Battenkill river at the Greenwich Town Beach, just north of the village on Route 29. The Battenkill Runs Through It Beach & Music Festival features a great line up of the Capital region’s most popular local musicians including Bob Warren & Joy MacKenzie; a picnic plate heaping with offerings from top quality restaurant and food purveyors; family activities related
to the River Watch Discovery Program; canoe and kayak rides, fly fishing demonstrations and water & beach contests. It all makes for a perfect community event for everyone who loves music, food and most importantly the river! The Festival begins at 1pm and ends at 6pm. Food, music and all activities are included for only $12! Reduced entry for children 10 & under. Rain date: June 1st. Complete details to be posted at www.battenkillconservancy.org . For more information on the festival go to www.battenkillconservancy.org or email email@example.com.
Walk to Cure Arthritis 2014 ® CAPITAL DISTRICT - Join the Movement Today! The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY announces the Walk to Cure Arthritis 2014 on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Crossing in Colonie. Walk begins at 10 am. Fundraising goal for the Walk to Cure Arthritis is $125,000. Participants can join nearly the 1,000 registered walkers to help raise funds to help individuals with arthritis, the number one disability facing this nation! Individuals and teams can register online atwww.walktocurearthritis.albany.kintera.org or call the office at 456-1203. Come alone or come as a team. Raise $100 or more and receive a 2014 Arthritis Walk tshirt. Additional incentive prizes are offered for meeting fundraising goals and can be viewed at www.arthritiswalkprizes.org
SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY CENTER WELCOMES SARATOGA SURRENDER SCULPTURE SARATOGA SPRINGS - The City Center’s 30th Anniversary celebration continues as it welcomes the “Saratoga Surrender Sculpture,” a bronze bas-relief, on loan from The Friends of Saratoga Battlefield. This massive 4’ by 6’ bronze depicts the “turning point of America’s Revolutionary War,” when British General Burgoyne surrendered his sword to American General Gates. The event was a pivotal moment in America’s quest for independence. This impressive new work of art was created by Chas Fagan, a nationally known painter and sculptor. The subject is based on artist John Trumbull’s famous oil painting called “The Surrender of John Burgoyne,” which is prominently housed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The “Saratoga Surrender Sculpture” is now on display in the City Center’s main lobby for the public to appreciate Monday through Friday from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Monday, May 19, 2014. The City Center is located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY. After a tour of various venues in Saratoga County, the artwork will be permanently placed in a new memorial park called the Saratoga Surrender Site, south of Schuylerville, NY. The City Center is pleased to have another occasion to welcome the community through its doors and continue
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SARATOGA CHORAL FESTIVAL SEEKS EXPERIENCED SINGERS SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Choral Festival seeks experienced singers with good sight-reading and vocal abilities for its fourteenth annual season. Singers will meet for rehearsals over a three-week period in Saratoga Springs beginning Tuesday, July 8th and will perform in a concert at the Henning Rd. United Methodist Church in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, July 27th, at 3:00 p.m. This summer’s concert will feature the choral music of Aaron Copland to include the complete Old American Songs setting for chorus and orchestra and Leonard Bernstein with music from On the Town. Participation in the Choir will be considered on the basis of a submitted resume or letter detailing choral experience and an in-person audition for new members in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday, June 10th. Applicants must possess a good voice and have had some recent experience in singing choral music. For further information or registration, the Festival website address is www. saratogachoralfest.org. One may also register through the email address satbchoir @yahoo.com. Our phone number is (518)-791-0185. Registration deadline is June 1st, 2014.
Whale Watching BUS TRIP SARATOGA SPRINGS - with Saratoga Chapter #131, Order of the Eastern Star. Join us June 7th for a fun bus trip to Boston! Tickets include the bus ride, whale watching and admission to the New England Aquarium, located just a short distance from Quincy Market. Reserve your seat today!! Contact Laurie Leu 518-879-7323 for more information!
Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market 2014 Season BALLSTON SPA - The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market will open for the season on June 12 and continue through October 18. The market takes place every Thursday from 3 to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to Noon. The market is once again conveniently located in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street in the Village of Ballston Spa. This year ‘s market has been extended into October so customers will have the opportunity to purchase more fall produce, such as local apples. In addition to bringing local produce, plants, gourmet foods, baked goods and craft items into the Village, the market has teamed up with several organizations, clubs, and businesses in the area this year to create fun events for kids that will be offered free of charge. These activities will take place at the Saturday morning markets, which will
also feature live acoustic music by local musicians. From June 26 through August 28, the Thursday markets are directly followed by the free Concerts in the Park. For more information please contact the market sponsor, the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, at 885-2772, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website www.ballston.org. Like us on Facebook!
2014 Relay For Life of Southern Saratoga Cancer Survivors CLIFTON PARK - The American Cancer Society is seeking cancer survivors to participate in 2014 Relay For Life. The Shenendehowa Community 2014 Relay For Life will be held at the Shenedehowa High School Track in Clifton Park from Friday, June 13th, 7pm to Saturday June 14th, 7am. Relay For Life is a Community gathering to participate in the fight against cancer, through fundraising, education, awareness of cancer prevention, treatment and patient support. All cancer survivors and caregivers are honored guest as the Relay starts with a “Survivors Lap” to celebrate the courage that the survivors and their families sustain in their livers. After the sun sets, “The Remember Ceremony” with hundreds of luminaria lights the track to remember those we lost to cancer and honor those fighting cancer and those who have won. At 11pm is the “Fight Back Ceremony. All three ceremonies are beautiful and very moving. There will be various activities planned for the entire night. Registration for survivors, caregivers and the public will begin at 6pm. For further information please call Kristine Revelle, Specialist at 518-220-6942 or visit the website at http:// events.cancer.org.
Call for Artisans and Crafters! GREENWICH - The Whipple City Festival committee invites local artisans - potters, jewelers, quilters, leather workers, paper makers, cheese makers, stone carvers, basket makers, silversmiths, jewelers, painters, photographers and the like to join Greenwich’s vibrant summer street festival in selling their handmade art and wares in a traditional style Artisans Market. The 2014 Whipple City Festival strives to once again feature handmade items created by artists and fine craftspeople from the region. The well attended, family friendly Whipple City Festival will take place June 13 and 14, 2014. The Artisans Market will be held on Saturday June 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Mowry Park, in the village of Greenwich. There will also be a demonstration tent for artists to showcase their skills! If you would like to be a part of the festival please contact the Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce at 518 692-7979 or email@example.com for more details and applica-
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Whipple City Festival Parade Theme Announced GREENWICH - The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce announces that the Whipple City Festival Parade will be Friday, June 13, 2014 beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s Parade theme is “A Day at the Beach”. There will be prizes awarded to the floats for the following categories: the Best Beach Movie or TV Show theme float, the Best 60s Beach Theme float and the Best Beach Babies float. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best Hawaiian shirts, Bermuda shorts and sunglasses! To register a float or group, please go to www.Greenwichchamber.org for a Whipple City Festival Parade Entry Form and instructions. If you have questions, please contact Tatiana Coffinger, Parade Director, at Tatiana.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-810-6876, or you may contact the Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce at 692-7979.
2014 Whipple City 5K Race Planned for June 14th GREENWICH - Registration has begun for the Whipple City 5K Run/Walk. The race will be held June 14th at 8:30am. The race begins and ends in front of the Greenwich Central Middle School. Partial proceeds for the race go to a GGCC Greenwich Central School Scholarship. Race T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 250 racers registered. You can register at www.finishright.com or for a form to mail or bring in go to: www. greenwichchamber.org Fees for prior registration until June 11th are $25.00. Same day registration is $30.00.
Whipple City Festival Music Line - Up GREENWICH - The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce announces the musical line-up for the 2014 Whipple City Festival occurring Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14. Friday, June 13, 2014, following the conclusion of the parade, local musical group, Big Easy Revue, will take the stage at the gazebo at Mowry Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. Led by Greenwich resident Matt Edwards, Big Easy Revue (formerly known as Buck2Fifty) is a 5 piece band that brings a swinging, Calypso and soulful mix of music which sounds like it comes straight from the streets of New Orleans. On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the gazebo will be alive with more musicians to entertain the crowds. Get Up Jack takes the stage at 1 p.m. playing Irish and contemporary music. Get Up Jack is a new musical adventure from former area favorite Hair of the Dog members, John Haggerty, Mike DeAngelis and Scott Apicelli, along with three other area musicians. If you enjoyed Hair of the Dog last year, you
will love Get Up Jack this year! Stick around Saturday night and enjoy the country-bluegrass-rock sounds of Eastbound Jesus beginning at 7 p.m. Greenwich native brothers Luke and Carl Anderson are joined by other talented musicians as they perform their own original songs that are sure to be crowd favorites.
22nd Whipple City Festival Celebration GREENWICH - The festival begins on Friday June 13th with a 6:00 pm “A Day at the Beach” themed parade. It begins at the K Mart Plaza, travels along Main Street, to Hill Street and to Academy St. The evening continues with a bang to the sounds of the Big Easy Revue an area New Orleans Swing-Calypso-Soul group. Saturday starts bright and early with the running of the Whipple City 5K Race at 8:30. The day continues with great food choices for lunch and dinner. An Artisan Market of local craftspeople in Mowry Park, a family area of bounce houses , a rock climbing wall and other children’s activities at the town & village municipal buildings on Academy St. There will be free horse & wagon rides through the village on Saturday. Along with a day full of live free entertainment by Get Up Jack, formerly of The Hair of The Dog from the Capital District in the afternoon and in the evening Greenwich’s own popular group East Bound Jesus with its special “Northern Rock” sound. Returning this year is the Adirondack Brewery beer garden in Mowry Park. And in Dorr Park there will be Historical groups and reenactment groups from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WW1 and WWII. There will be community organizations, and commercial vendors on hand and again great food. Check out our website www.greenwichchamber.org for updates and for links to register for the 5K race and the parade.
ACCEPTING EXHIBITOR APPLICATIONS ROUND LAKE - The Village of Round Lake is now accepting exhibitor applications for 2014 Round Lake Arts & Craft fair, August 9 & 10. Deadline for discounted rate is July 1st. Looking for high quality, artisans who make all their own goods. No resale items will be accepted. We cannot accept any more jewelers, as the category has already been filled. To download a copy of the application, visit www. roundlakevillage.org. For more information, please contact the village office at 899-2800.
COLUMBIA HS 1970-1979 ALUMNI PARTY 2014 – SAVE THE DATE! CAPITAL DISTRICT - The annual CHS Classes of the ‘70s Alumni Party will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the E.G. Town Park. Friend us on our Facebook page for updates: Columbia-hs East-Greenbushny. MARK YOUR
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SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Class of 1964 Shaker High School 50th Reunion Committee is gathering contact information from classmates to share details of our upcoming celebration. The 50th Reunion Weekend will be September 5-7, 2014. Save the dates! Most events will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham, NY, where we will have our own event room and a special rate for those staying at the hotel. It is going to be a great weekend. Plan to be there. Please send your contact information to shaker64reunion@ gmail.com.
Japanese Language and Culture Summer Camp CAPITAL DISTRICT - July 7th (Mon) -10th (Thu) 9:00am11:00am. A graduate student from Japan offers a Japanese language and culture learning opportunity for children ages 9-12; four-day classes with no charge with the exception of small fee for material. Fun activities include origami (Japanese paper-craft), festival-related crafting, Japanese kids songs & games. Please feel free to contact Yuki Togawa E-mail: email@example.com
Ballston Spa High School Reunion CAPITAL DISTRICT - The class of 1964 Ballston Spa High School 50th reunion committee is looking for classmates who are interested in attending a reunion on Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at the Ballston Spa Country Club. If you have not yet been notified and wish to attend, please call or email Maureen at (518) 587-3280 (MoeJoeHick@aol.com) or Lenny at (518) 490-2312 (firstname.lastname@example.org.) You may also e-mail us on Facebook at BSHS Class of 1964 with your contact information.
18th Annual Irish 2000 Festival BALLSTON SPA – The celebration that is midway to St. Patrick’s Day -- the Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival -- takes over the Saratoga County Fairgrounds on Sept. 12 and 13 with new groups and old favorites. The festival features more than 25 performers and two days of all things Irish. It opens at 5 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, with performances by Kilrush, Scythian, Clan na Gael and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. On Saturday, Sept. 13, Irish 2000 opens at 10 a.m. and continues until midnight, with three stages of non-stop music and a fourth stage where Irish dance takes the center. Discounted tickets will be available through Price Chopper’s Tickets to Go program starting on August 3 or through the festival website through Sept. 11.
Those using their Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card receive an additional $1 the advance sale prices. Advance sale Friday only tickets are $16, Saturday only tickets are $18. A two-day pass is available by advance sale only at $29. At the gate, tickets for Friday only are $20. Tickets for Saturday only are $25 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free. All sales at the gate are cash only. There is a $3 parking fee. Additional information about the 18th Annual Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival is available by calling 1-888-414-3378. or visiting irish2000fest.com.
Granville Lions Club Summer Furniture Sale GRANVILLE - We sell World Famous Furniture to use at your pool, patio, porch, deck or the beach. We are located behind the Post Office, off Main St. in Granville. Open every Friday 5-8pm and Sat. 10-2pm from May until Labor Day. In the over 50 years we have been selling furniture, we have donated over 2 million dollars to local, state, national and world charities including hundreds of eye exams and glasses; scholarships; the purchase of a home for senior citizens with continued support; and funds to local fire companies, rescue squads, scouts, special camps for children with special needs, local cultural events, libraries and museums, Christmas programs for needy families, 4th of July Kids Days, Little League programs, winter skating, a skate board park, playgrounds, Glens Falls Assoc. of Hearing Impaired and Sight Soc. and many more great programs. So, please come and support us by buying your summer furniture; and at the same time, save a huge amount with our unbelievable pricing - most items at wholesale or below. www. granvillelions.org.
STEP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SARATOGA SPRINGS - 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 email@example.com
SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Tri-State Emergency team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches. This includes all aspects of field and underwater search. The tri-state emergency team responds when requested by NYS forest rangers and other police agencies throughout New York State, Western vermont and mas-
Bulletin Board sachesettes. We are looking for certified scuba divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general who wish to help people in need. The team will provide training and complete support as needed. Our headquarters is located in Waterford. Applicants need not live in Waterford to volunteer. If interested, please call 518-237-6744 or visit our website at www.tri-stateemergencyteam.org
VOLUNTEER DIVERS NEEDED CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Tri-State Emergency Team (One of the oldest organized dive teams in America) located in Waterford, NY is looking for BASIC CERTIFIED SCUBA DIVERS to help with underwater search and recovery operations throughout western Vermont, western Massachusetts, and NY. To learn more simply call: (518) 237-6744 OR download an application from our website at: www. tri-stateemergencyteam.org
YOUTH PROGRAM SCHUYLERVILLE - The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Most Saturdays from 5:30 - 8:30 there will be 5 styles of Scooter Board Races complete with prize ribbons. Bring a buddy as some racing requires teams of two. The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program provides social, recreational, and educational activities on a year round basis. For up to the minute information please visit us at www.facebook. com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.
Local Non-profit Seeks Clothing Donations CAPITAL DISTRICT - I am I can is seeking gently used women’s professional attire for our students to use for interviews and other professional endeavors. Please make us a part of your spring cleaning and consider donating that suit, blouse or pair of shoes you’ve been holding onto but never seem to wear! We are 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. To donate clothing please contact board member Molly Chiang at mollyLchiang@gmail.com. If you have questions about I am I can or would like to talk about mentoring or board member positions please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518-6883010 ext 102, email Avon@scherffinsurance.com or visit our website at www.iamicanachieve.org.
SARATOGA SPONSOR-A-SCHOLAR SEEKS VOLUNTEER MENTORS SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar (SSAS), a non-profit organization in Saratoga Springs, is seeking
volunteer mentors for high school students enrolled in the program. SSAS helps motivated, financially disadvantaged students at Saratoga Springs High School excel in high school and succeed in college. Mentors are asked to commit to four years with a student, beginning in 10th grade and continuing through the first year of college. Mentors must be college graduates and agree to meet with their student once a month. To volunteer, contact Pat Titterton at 518-339-9474 or saratogasponsorascholar@yahoo. com. Information: www.saratogasponsorascholar.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! CAPITAL DISTRICT - National non-profit Binky Patrol provides blankets for children in need locally through the Mechanicville chapter. They supply handmade blankets and hats to children who are sick, homeless, grieving or traumatized throughout Saratoga, Albany and Rensselaer Counties. No sewing experience necessary. They also need donations of materials such as cotton flannel, fabric, yardage or scraps, Polar fleece, quilt batting, postage, old clean sheets, yarn and thread. Blanket sizes range from 24x30” to twin for teens. Work on your own schedule to make blankets or help deliver them. Contact Dayle Gruder at 664-5271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss SO. GLENS FALLS - Group Meeting 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are not alone. We offer a healing environment for you to share your experience, to offer support and to be supported by others who understand suicide loss. There is a wealth of local resources for supporting survivors of suicide loss. You do not have to grieve alone. For time and meeting location please contact: Andrea Bello at 518-792-6007 Or andrea@ moreaucommunitycenter.org
Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian program OPEN REGISTRATION 2014 SARATOGA SPRINGS - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 (c) 3 not for profit and totally volunteer organization is open for registration for the 2014 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
Calling All Mentors! CAPITAL DISTRICT - 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
Bulletin Board 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 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 empowering 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, Shenendehowa, 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 518-688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance.com.
Tops of Galway GALWAY - Looking to take weight off for new year!!! Need that accountability of weighing in very week!! Come check out Tops of Galway. We meet every Thursday at Galway lions building in Galway. Weight in at 6:30 and meeting starts at 7. For more info call Rose at 884-9785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out tops at www.tops.org
Bingo Games SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Jewish Community Center, 84 Weibel Ave, Saratoga Springs adds ‘Bonus Ball’ and ‘Early Bird Progressive’ Bingo Games. Maximum Prize $6,000. Every Thursday. Doors open at 6pm and games start at 7pm. Both smoking and non-smoking areas. 584-2370
Program To Assist Low Income Veterans SARATOGA CO. - Saratoga County RPC, through its VetHelp division, is pleased to announce a new program to aid veterans and their families in their struggle to maintain permanent housing. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program can provide monetary relief as well as extensive case management for veteran families that are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Temporary financial assistance is available for rental assistance, utilities fees, security deposit, moving costs, emergency supplies, child care and transportation. Case management and referral services include health care, daily living activities, financial planning, transportation, income support and legal assistance. The goal of the SSVF program is to promote housing stability among very low
income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing in the following New York State counties; Washington, Warren, Saratoga, Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton and Schoharie. For more information, call VetHelp toll free at 1-855-233-1117.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Looking for Mentors CAPITAL DISTRICT - Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for mentors in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties. We are the oldest and largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. In the Capital Region, we have been matching caring adults with local children for 50 years. Our mentoring relationships are proven to be a positive influence on the life of a child. Currently, we serve over 500 children, but there are over 100 more waiting for mentors. If you want to learn more about volunteering, contact Brigette Callahan at 862-1250 x15, or by email at Brigette@bbbscr. org.
Are You Having A Hard Time Controlling The Way You Eat? SARATOGA SPRINGS - FA offers help and hope. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, “FA”, meeting in Saratoga Springs Mondays, 7pm at the United Methodist Church on Fifth Ave. FA is a recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. Everyone is welcome to this FREE meeting, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. For a list of regular, weekly meetings in the Capital District, visit www. foodaddicts.org or call Laurie at 518-879-7323.
Women’s Rugby Team Looking for Players SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Brumbies, Women’s Rugby Team is always looking for new athletic minded women to join the team. Anyone 18+ that is team oriented, determined, and hard working is invited to join us. The Brumbies are an increasingly competitive team with a strong commitment to the community. If you are interested in playing or finding out more, please email SwrRecruiting@gmail.com, visit us at SaratogaWomensRugby.com or find us on facebook.