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.
Saratoga Relay For Life Celebration
SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Friday, June 7th at 6:00 PM the Saratoga Relay For Life will begin at the East Side Recreation Field Track on Lake Avenue in Saratoga. The admission-free Relay starts at 6 pm Friday and ends at 7 AM Saturday and is a family event. It is a national fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and is planned and run by volunteers. There will be food, games, music, Relay gear, and a local DJ with music will be joining us. There is also a booth for Locks of Love. This is an opportunity to have 10 inches of your hair professionally cut by stylists from Ovations and Stylish Creations, local Salons. More information is available on line atwww.events.cancer.org/saratogaspringsny or Marcy at 893-0671.
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
Bulletin Board 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 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.
Saratoga Springs K of C Youth Dance SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Knights of Columbus, will hold a youth dance for students in grades 5 through 7, on Friday June 7th from 6:45pm to 9:30pm. The dance is chaperoned by adults and a police officer is present throughout the evening to assure the safety and enjoyment of all participants. The facility is located at 50 Pine Road in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (518-584-8547).
BBQ Picnic SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga–Wilton Elks Lodge Presents A BBQ Picnic - BBQ Chicken, BBQ Beef, Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans. Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee and Tea. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 4:30-7:00 pm. Donation Requested: $10.00 Adults; $9.00 Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card); $6.00 Children 5-12; Children Under 5 Free. $10.00 All Takeouts. Cash Bar Available. 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
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
De-Clutter Your Home Luncheon SARATOGA SPRINGS - All women are invited to attend a luncheon Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 PM at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $13.00 inclusive. Our feature is Manuela Broderick who will give tips on how to de-clutter your home and life. Our speakers, Matt and Tina Zawisza will present a dramatization on Peter of the Bible. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043 by June 6th. Reservations necessary. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club
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 June 9, 2013 starting at 8:0011:00AM and will continue on the second Sunday of each month all year. Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast
Bulletin Board (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.
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
Coming Soon – Brookside Bash! BALLSTON SPA - The Saratoga County Historical Society today announced that Brookside Bash will be happening on June 7th. Kick off summer at the Brookside Bash, featuring two local bands this year! Doors will open at 6pm. Opening the show at 7pm will be the Ballston Spa High School Band named Assembly Required. The featured band The Familiars will be playing starting at 8pm. There will be food and a cash bar all night. Tickets are $15 at the door, but only $12 now! Stop by the museum to purchase, pay online via our website www.brooksidemuseum.org and Paypal, call (518)885-4000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you will join us!
Noah’s Attic Yard Sale BALLSTON SPA - Time to clean out your attic, basement, garage or entire home ... We need your donations! Thursday and Friday, June 6 & 7. Saturday, June 8. 9:30am-3pm. 15 West High St., Ballston Spa.
Bridge League SARATOGA SPRINGS - Have fun, make new friends, and hone your skills playing the world’s greatest card game. District 3 of the American Contract Bridge League, which encompasses Upstate New York through Central New Jersey, announces its Annual Spring Regional Tournament at the Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY,
June 10-16, 2013. Pair and team games are available at all levels of play, including Golden Opportunity Pairs on Thursday, June 13 (new!), Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15 – a chance for beginning-intermediate players to earn gold points playing against people at their own level. For more information, contact Deborah Wasik at (973) 6995902 or email@example.com. Visit www.bridgedistrict3.org for a full schedule of events, hotel info, and driving directions.
Boy Scout Troop 24 Bottle Drive WILTON - Boy Scout Troop 24 will conduct a bottle drive on Saturday June 8th, to raise funds to help send Scouts on monthly camping trips, extended summer events, and purchase troop supplies. You can offer support by dropping off your deposit bottles, cans and water bottles at Gavin Park off Jones Road in Wilton between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you received a notice of the drive in your neighborhood please put your bottles and cans out at curbside on the indicated date and time. All your support is greatly appreciated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 due to fire. They are comprised entirely of volunteers & ex-
Bulletin Board ist 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.
Cambridge Balloon Festival - Open House at New Skete Monastic Communities CAMBRIDGE - June 8, 2013, 10:00am - 4:00pm. Church tours at 11:00am & 1:00pm, New Skete cheesecake bakery tour at 12:30pm, puppy socialization demo at 1:30pm, dog training demo at 2:30pm, , chapel community’s bake and plant sale, un-guided hiking and gift shops. Taste of Cambridge at 5:00pm, behind the IGA in town; buy desserts and the nuns’ cheesecakes. Monks of New Skete, 250 New Skete Lane, Cambridge, NY. Nuns of New Skete 435 Ashgrove Road, Cambridge, NY. Information: (518) 6773928 ext. 214 or www.newskete.org.
2013 TRASK: Preserving Saratoga Springs Through Art Announces Honorary Co-Chairs SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce Mayor Scott Johnson and Julie Johnson as the honorary co-chairs of 2013’s TRASK event. Proceeds from TRASK, including ticket and art sales, benefit the Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial Restoration Campaign, a four year effort to restore the Spirit of Life Memorial and surrounding grounds in Congress Park. The 2013 TRASK Art Show & Sale, will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 6:30PM at the Canfield Casino and feature a silent auction of art work by local artists in all mediums. For complete guidelines and exhibit information, please visit the TRASK event website at www. spiritofliferestoration.org.
“Good Afternoon, Vietnam” - USO Show SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saturday, June 8, 2 - 5 PM. Our Second Annual USO Show is almost here, and this year we are celebrating with a theme of the Vietnam Era. Step back in time as we transform the New York State Military Museum into a live USO Armed Forces Radio Network broadcast, stationed in Vietnam. Local reenactor and historian Gary Ferris will be our radio host for the evening, entertaining the crowd with monologues and routines that are reminiscent of Bob Hope’s USO Shows. The Manhattan Dolls will return this year to entertain the crowd with your favorite songs of the Vietnam Era. They will have you singing, dancing, and having lots of fun. And there will be delicious refreshments similar to those found in USO cantinas. Tickets
for the USO Show are on sale now and can be purchased on our website, at the museum gift shop, and at the door. NYS Military Museum, 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Tickets $30 advance, $35 at door, $25 for active military. www.friendsofthenysmilitarymuseum.com
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
Bulletin Board 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 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.
Female Veterans Need Your Votes To Win $250,000! SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga RPC - VETHELP hopes to finish a wellness area in their transitional home for female veterans, who are nearly four times more likely to be homeless than non-veteran women. In addition to finishing their original project, they would use the funds from this contest to open a thrift store and training facility adjacent to their female home. This would be used to orient their female veterans to the workforce and allow them to earn wages to help further their independence. It would also assist them in developing the skills needed to re-enter the workforce once they “graduate” from their program. Additionally, the Thrift Store would provide their organization with sustainable funding to continue their mission as a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness. Please vote at VETHELPNY.org or on Facebook search for Aprons in Action. We need help right now until the end of May. Vote every day.
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 pre-
Bulletin Board paid 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: email@example.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 organization is currently open to girls in grades 9-12 the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. To learn more about this exciting program, please contact Board Member and Founder, Avon Scherff at 688-3010 x102, or email to Avon@scherffinsurance.com. Visit the website at www.iamicanachieve.com (A)
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 enroll-
Bulletin Board ment 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
Bulletin Board our shelves and helps us feed local families. Please read the list of items below, and if you have the means, donations may be dropped off at our office located at 10 Franklin Street, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm. Items needed include: tuna, hearty/chunky soups, instant mashed potatoes, cereal/instant oatmeal, rice, noodle side dishes, spaghetti sauce, ramen noodles, pork-n-beans, peanut butter and jelly, Chef Boyardee/Spaghetti-O products. We are also very low on snacks for Project Lift, our free, after-school prevention program. Gently used, in season clothing, small household goods and toys may be donated Tuesdays from 9am-1pm at our distribution center, 101 Washington Street. Also, Cudney’s will take your in-season clothing on the first Saturday of each month. (A)
Organization Seeks Board Members CAPITAL REGION – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness organization is looking for Board Members. Joseph Michael Kolarcik Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides financial assistance to families of stillborn and unexpected infant loss. Please come join us and help make a difference. Contact Cynthia at 518-878-9000 or visit online at www.jmkf.org. JMKF breaking the silence and remembering our Angels. (A)
Saratoga Turf Talkers Toastmasters SARATOGA – Join us at the next meeting of the Saratoga Turf Talkers Toastmasters Club. We meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 12:30-1:30pm. Meetings are held at Longfellow’s Hotel and Conference Center, 500 Union Ave. Saratoga Springs. Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning environment designed to help you become a better public speaker and business communicator. (A)
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) GANSVOORT – TOPS meets every Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church of Wilton, 155 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. Weigh in at 6pm; Meeting at 6:30pm. (A)
Gavin Park After School Program WILTON/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Need after school care for your student? Registration for Wilton Recreation’s NY State Licensed After School Program is underway. Busing is available directly from ALL elementary schools in the Saratoga Springs City School District. (Parents must make arrangements through the Saratoga Schools Bus Garage.) After School Program fees are payable in five installments; the first installment is due upon registration. Gavin Park is located at 10 Lewis Drive, Wilton. For more information, please contact the park office at (518) 584-9455. For more details, please visit www.townofwilton.com (A)
Saratoga Arts Needs Volunteers
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Arts needs volunteers in various capacities. To find out more you can access the application from our website www.saratoga-arts.org/opportunities or stop by The Arts Center to pick one up at 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. The mission of Saratoga Arts is to enrich the region by cultivating a vibrant arts community and by ensuring that the arts are accessible to all. (A)
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 www.wwme.org 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 re-
Bulletin Board spect 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. email@example.com (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 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)