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Bulletin Board Annual Senior Luncheon

Mothers Day Sunday Breakfast

SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is pleased to host the Annual Senior Luncheon, which will be held on Friday May 31,2013, at the Saratoga City Center on North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 11:00 and lunch is served at 12 noon. The theme is “Wild West” whit live music and door prizes. Menu- Pulled BBQ Chicken on a bun, Au Gratin Potatoes, Cowboy Beans, Cole Slaw, Apple Pie Ala Mode for dessert. Tickets are $4.00 each and are available at The Office for the Aging, Call for more information. Tickets are Required to attend. NO take-outs.

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 12th starting at 8:0011:00am and will continue on the second Sunday of each month all year. Adult $6.00 Child $3.00, Everyone welcome.

Woods Walk with Forester Tony Lamberton GREENWICH - Please join the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) for an evening woods walk on Monday, May 13th from 6-8pm in Buskirk. Forester Tony Lamberton of New England Forestry Consultants will lead us on the stroll and discuss woodland management topics, including recent timber harvesting on the property. The walk will be held on the 117-acre White Oak Farm conserved in 2005. This is a free event open to the public. The program is part of a series of woods walks that are taking place all across New York State from May 11 to May 19 to promote “Restore New York Woodlands”, an initiative by the New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA). Please register at by May 12th to receive directions. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. A light snack and water will be provided. The woods walk is sponsored by ASA, NYFOA-Capital District Chapter, and the Master Forest Owner Program. Please contact ASA at 692-7285 with any questions.

Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited CAPITAL REGION - Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its May meeting on the 20th at 7:30 PM at the Albany Ramada Plaza Hotel, 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12206. Guest speaker will be Tyler Atkins from Orvis with a presentation of ‘Carp on the Fly’. A guest fly tier will also start at 6:30 PM. For more details, directions, and info on upcoming events please visit www.clearwatertu. org. Admission to our meetings is free and public is always invited.

New Style and Old Tyme Fiddling, SCHUYLERVILLE - Adirondack Fiddlers, Sunday May 12th 12:00 pm to 5 pm. American Legion Hall, Clancy St. Schuylerville, NY All fiddlers young and old and the public welcome. Round and square dancing. For more information call (518) 274-6817

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

Emily Rosoff Wins MVC Scholarship AMSTERDAM – Emily Rosoff, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School , has been named winner of Mohawk Valley Chorus’ $500 scholarship. The 2013 winner, daughter of Amy Rosoff of Saratoga , plans to attend Westminster Choir College , part of Rider University , in the fall to pursue a degree in vocal music and a singing career. She has long been involved in musical activities and last year attained a near-perfect score of 99 at New York State School Music Association competition. She is president of the Saratoga Choraliers and has participated in the Suburban Council, Area All- State and All-County choral programs as well as the Saratoga Springs Children’s Choir and the Skidmore Choir. Rosoff will open MVC’s classics concert, featuring “Carmina Burana,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, with two solo selections. The program will be at Amsterdam High School . Tickets -- $12 for adults; $9 for senior citizens and students; free to youngsters 12 and under when accompanied by an adult – will be available at the door.

Springs Spring Gardening Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS - All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, May 14th from 12-2pm at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P, Saratoga. Cost is $13.00 inclusive. Our feature is Kerry Mendez from Perennially Yours who will share gardening tips. Our speaker, Bev Richards from Glenside, PA will share about her Fulfillment in Spite of Unfilled Dreams. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043 by May 9th. Reservations necessary. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club.

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Breakfasts SARATOGA SPRINGS - Sunday May 5, 2013 and Sunday, May 19, 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

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Bulletin Board Takeouts $8.00 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga (P)

Saratoga-Wilton Elks Dinners SARATOGA SPRINGS - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 and Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:30-7:00 pm Donation Requested $10.00 Adults $9.00 Seniors (62 years); $9.00 Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card; $6.00 Children 5-12 Children Under 5 Free; $10.00 All Takeouts Cash Bar Available1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. (P)

Sixteenth Annual High School Vocal Awards Competition SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS), Music Director Susan Hermance Fedak, will hold its sixteenth annual vocal competition for high school (current) Juniors and Seniors in the Capital Region. A cash prize of $500.00 each and an opportunity to sing in BHOS’s Fall concert will be awarded to the top two competitors. Applicants need not plan a career in music, but the cash prize is intended to facilitate the continued study of singing. To be eligible, all candidates must complete an application form, which is available on our website or by contacting Rand Reeves at or (518) 885-5472 or by mail at 3505 Galway Rd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Applications must be received by May15! Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 2, at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. They will begin at 2:00 and run for as long as necessary. The two winners will be notified by mail. Two works from the traditional classical tradition are to be prepared. Applicants must provide their own accompanist - - taped accompaniments are not allowed. For further information, please contact Mr. Reeves at the email address, telephone number, or land address above. (P)

Luminaries For Relay For Life SARATOGA SPRINGS - At the Relay for Life in Saratoga this June 7-8th , decorated luminary bags bought in memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one who has survived cancer will line the track through the night for the walkers. These special bags are available for only a $5 donation to the American Cancer Society and can be bought at the Elks Monthly Flea Market/Garage Sale this Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 11 to 3:30 pm at the Relay for Life table. Admission is free and every dollar raised helps find a cure. Information call Debbie @885-6506.

Capital Region’s Largest PolishFest Returns CAPITAL REGION - The Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Parish is holding its annual PolishFest from May 31 through June 2. PolishFest will be held at 250 Old Maxwell Road in Latham, NY. PolishFest is the Capital Region’s largest Pol-

ish cultural festival. There will be traditional Polish festival foods in addition to a gourmet Polish dinner with table service (please reserve on line, space is limited). There will be hard to find imported Polish beer. There will be constant music, including the Five +1 Band, The Rymonowski Brothers, and Donny P & the Celebration, as well as a Chopin Piano Concert. St Adalbert’s Dancers and the BVMC Little Polish Folk Dancers will be giving folk dance demonstrations. There will be craft vendors, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, an art exhibit and so much more. For a complete schedule and festival hours, please consult the web site at or call 518.453.2258. Admission is $3 a day. Go on line to purchase a three day pass and save $3.

Party to Benefit Gateway House SARATOGA SPRINGS -Party at the Saratoga Winery, 462 Rt. 29, Saratoga. Saturday, May 18, 2013. 7pm-10pm. $25 donation includes one free wine tasting, food and music. To benefit Gateway House, A Charitable Hospice. Come join us. Food, friends, fun. Original, contemporary & jazz stylings by Tom Choiniere.

2013 Whipple City Festival Artisan Market -Call for Artisans! GREENWICH - The Whipple City Festival committee invites local artisans – potters, jewelers, quilters, leather workers, paper makers, cheese makers, stone carvers, basket makers, silversmiths, painters, photographers, and more - to join Greenwich’s vibrant summer street festival in selling their handmade art and wares in a brand new, traditional style Artisans Market! The 2013 Whipple City Festival Artisans Market strives to feature handmade items created by real artists and fine craftspeople from our region. The well attended, family-friendly Whipple City Festival will take place June 14 and June 15, 2013. The Artisans Market will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Mowry Park, Greenwich. Artisan set-up begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Artisans are welcome to stay past 6:00 p.m. if they wish. There will also be a demonstration tent for artists to showcase their skills! If you would like to join the fun please contact the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce at (518) 692-7979 or info@greenwichchamber. org for more details and application materials. Registration closes June 1st; there is a discount for artisans who register by May 24, 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

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Bulletin Board 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 Online, parents can find our complete 2013 Summer Camp Parent Pack.

Dominick Smaldone ITAM Ladies Auxiliary Post #35 SARATOGA SPRINGS - Located at 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, May 6, 2013 @ 6:30pm. There will be a potluck social following the meeting. All Current Members are encouraged to come.

SSRTA to Meet SARATOGA COUNTY – The Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association will meet on Monday, May 6, at noon at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Route 9P), Saratoga Springs. Membership is open to retired educators who taught and/or live in Saratoga County. For membership information, call 587-5356. (P)

Free Boater Instruction CAPITAL REGION – US Power/Sail Squadron (Sacandaga & Mid-Hudson) offers Free Boater Instruction on the use of emergency Flares and Fire Extinguishers on May 19 from 2-6pm at Dutchman’s Landing in Catskill. The public is invited. Contact LT/C Philip Roeber 518-378-5437 or at (A)

The Paddock Lounge Hosts Event for I Am I Can SARATOGA – Looking for a casual, fun, mid-week evening out? On Wednesday, May 15, The Paddock Lounge, 6 Caroline St., Saratoga will be hosting a special “cocktails” evening starting at 5pm to support the local mentoring organization, I Am I Can. Serving up your cocktails will be Avon Scherff, Founder of I Am I Can, along with Community Partner, Trish Rost, owner of Madison Handbags. There’s no entry fee and the event is open to the public with no registration. Just stop in to mix, mingle and have a drink! Help I am I can earn the $1,000 award! Learn more about I Am I Can at Then mark your

calendar to stop by for a drink on May 15. (A)

Call for Artisans GREENWICH – The Whipple City Festival committee invites local artisans – potters, jewelers, quilters, leather workers, paper makers, cheese makers, stone carvers, basket makers, silversmiths, painters, photographers, and more - to join Greenwich’s vibrant summer street festival in selling their handmade art and wares in a brand new, traditional style Artisans Market! The 2013 Whipple City Festival Artisans Market strives to feature handmade items created by real artists and fine craftspeople from our region. The well attended, family-friendly Whipple City Festival will take place June 14 and June 15. The Artisans Market will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 9am-6pm in Mowry Park, Greenwich. Artisan set-up begins at 7am on Saturday morning. Artisans are welcome to stay past 6:00 p.m. if they wish. There will also be a demonstration tent for artists to showcase their skills! If you would like to join the fun please contact the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce at (518) 692-7979 or for more details and application materials. Registration closes June 1; there is a discount for artisans who register by May 24. (A)

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. For more information on the Schaghticoke Fair, please visit (A)

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. Fund-

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Bulletin Board ingFactory 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: For more information, visit www., 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. (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. (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 (A)

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)

After The Fire Welcomes New Members SARATOGA COUNTY - Applications for membership into After The Fire were received from Dave Aloisi of Stillwater, Maureen Smith of Saratoga and Beth Robtoy of Clifton Park. At the February meeting, current members in attendance voted unanimously to welcome Dave, Maureen and Beth into After The Fire. After The Fire is a non-profit volunteer organization that helps Saratoga County residents who have suffered a loss due to fire. Families are provided with a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, personal care items, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support, etc. New members are always needed, and anyone interested in attending a meeting to learn how you can help your neighbors in need may leave a message on voice mail at 435-4571, or visit to learn more about the organization.

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@scherffinsur-

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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 (A)

Local Non-Profit Seeks Volunteer Grant Writer CAPITAL REGION – If you have grant writing experience and would like to use that to help a local non-profit organization to grow, please consider volunteering your time and skills to I AM I CAN. I AM I CAN fosters mentorships between high school girls and local, caring, successful women in an effort to ensure graduation success and to inspire these young women to dream about and plan for a fulfilling life after high school. The group is looking for someone with research ability and word-smithing skills to locate grant possibilities. This position would be ideal experience for a student that is pursuing work in the world of nonprofits, or for a retired grant writing professional that is looking to give back to the community. You can learn more about the organization at If you feel you can help, please call Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 or email to (A)

Downtown Business Association 2013-2015 Election Results SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Downtown Business Association held its annual elections at the recent general meeting. Congratulations to re-elected officers and board members, and a warm welcome to our new board members. Re-elected are President Jeff Clark, Ameriprise Financial; Vice President Tim Holmes, Wheatfields; Treasurer Rich Richbart, Spa.Net and newly elected Secretary John Reardon, Compliments to the Chef. New two-year term board of directors members are Linda Ambrosino, G. Willikers; Clark Brink,

McDonald’s of South Broadway and Joyce Ure of Cudney’s Cleaners. Re-elected for another 2-year term are Jasper Alexander, Hattie’s; Linda Johansen, Adirondack Trust Co.; Matt McCabe, Saratoga Guitar; Richard Mullaney, Mullaney Law Offices and Maddy Zanetti, Impressions of Saratoga. Mid-term board members who are serving one more year are Fran Dingeman, The Jockey 101.3 and Paul O’Donnell, Celtic Treasures. Thank you to all for serving the Downtown Business Association in these volunteer positions. (P)

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 or visit our website (P)

Vishneowski & Scavone Receive Awarded Scholarships BALLSTON SPA/SARATOGA – The Fort Miller Group is pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 college scholarships. The O.E.S. Hedbring College Scholarship was awarded to both Sydney Vishneowski of Ballston Spa and Jonathan Scavone of Saratoga Springs. Sydney and Jonathan have been awarded a $2,000 scholarship, which is renewable for each year that they continue their undergraduate education. Sydney plans to study Nursing at James Madison University and Jonathan is currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Clarkson University. Both students were selected based on academic achievement, community involvement and industriousness. (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 (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 (A)

After The Fire is in Dire Need of New

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Bulletin Board 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 (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)

Urgent Need for Volunteers SARATOGA COUNTY – Are you 55 years or older and have time to volunteer? There is an urgent need for volunteers to assist with the Saratoga County Office for the Aging Senior Nutrition Program at the Saratoga Adult and Senior Center 5 William Street Saratoga Springs. Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday from approx. 11am-1pm. If interested please call RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) at 884-4110. (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: We’re waiting for you! (A)

FCC Seeks Donations for Food Pantry SARATOGA SPRINGS – Calling All Franklin Community Cen-

ter 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 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 (A)

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Bulletin Board 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 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 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 for contact information and weekend dates. (A)

Community Bingo SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge offers 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 or contacting (A)

STEP is Up & Riding CAPITAL REGION – STEP, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program, is currently accepting registrations for the 2012 season. Programs offered are Hippotherapy, STEP-UP Therapeutic Riding, Equine Experiential Learning Program, and the Brain Injury Recovery Program (Horse Sense). All abilities run by Licensed Physical Therapists and Medical & Equine Professionals. In addition to day camps and special group programs there are riding programs for the able bodied, siblings of riders, and veterans with families. For information and registration call (518) 374-5116 ask for Cyndie or visit our website or email stepatnfec@yahoo,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 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 Fam-

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Bulletin Board ily 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. (A)

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Shelter SARATOGA COUNTY – Volunteers Needed for Saratoga 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 to find out how you can help. (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)

Housing Options for Senior Adults QUEENSBURY – Frank Mezzano, Executive Director of Glens Falls Home, Inc., recently announced the release of a new publication titled, “Housing Options for Senior Adults”. This housing directory provides valuable senior housing information for Warren, Washington, Hamilton, and Northern Saratoga Counties and was produced by The Glens Falls Home, Inc. with assistance from the Albany Guardian Society. The booklet is intended to serve as a resource for families and individuals as they begin exploring housing options either for themselves or for loved ones. Copies of the guide can be obtained by contacting the Glens Falls Home, Inc. at P.O. Box 2088, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or downloading a copy from www.glensfallshome. org (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 (A)

Family Fun

Saratoga K of C Bingo

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. (A)

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)

SARATOGA SPRINGS – 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 provided. Volunteers are the heart of this program, providing 24-hr./day care under the direction of the Program Director. Please add Mary’s Haven to your volunteer schedule. For more information, call Anne or Robin at 584-9397. (A)

Caregivers – Your Help is Needed!

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Bulletin Board 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 or Amy at clozline@ (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. (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 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 (A)

Volunteers Needed SARATOGA SPRINGS - 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. For more information please contact Anne or Robin at Mary’s Haven, 584-9397. (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)

Thrift Shop Hours SARATOGA SPRINGS - The First Baptist Church Thrift Shop, 45 Washington St., Saratoga Springs has announced their operating hours as follows: Thursdays from 10am2pm. Family clothing (all ages), household items, quilting material and much more are among the items. Different sales every week. (A)

Teen Ministry Meetings BALLSTON LAKE - Greater Grace Community Church, Malta Mall, 43 Round Lake Rd., Ballston Lake, would like to invite teens between the ages of 12-19 to their Friday night meetings as part of the church’s Teen Ministry. Meetings begin at 7:30pm. Come have a great time with plenty of other teens and listen to the Pastor Scott Etman, preach the Word of God. Take the advice from this teenager whose life has never been the same. For more information, call 899-7777. (A)

Travel 2U Fitness Supports I Am I Can CAPITAL REGION – Do you want to get in shape and support a great cause at the same time? Travel 2U Fitness ( creates fitness programs for individuals, groups, and companies. Jenn Benson, owner of Travel 2U Fitness, is generously donating 10% of all earnings from April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 to I Am I Can, a non-profit organization which provides mentoring to young women in local high schools, giving them the guidance and assistance they need to develop and achieve high school and post-graduate success. Grab your spouse, co-workers, or friends and start your customized fitness program today! Contact Jenn at 518-588-0167 or at Learn more about I Am I Can at or call Avon at 518-688-3010 ext. 102. (A)

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