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Bulletin Board CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR FUNDRAISER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE SARATOGA SPRINGS - Just in time for Easter shopping, a large Craft and Vendor Fair will take place on Saturday, April 19th, from 9 am til 4 pm at the Holiday Inn at 232 Broadway in Saratoga. All money raised will go to the Saratoga Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society. For a free admission and parking, you can have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, win raffle prizes and shop with over 40 vendors. For more information go to www.relayforlife.org/saratogaspringsny or call Jillian at 518-792-5377.

YOUTH SQUARED to Launch Philanthropic Web-Based Game: SARATOGA SPRINGS - To celebrate National Volunteer Month, local non-profit, Youth2 will launch a web-based game called the Humanitarian Games. During the month of April, players will travel from non-profit to non-profit completing community service challenges, receiving special prices and fulfilling school community service requirements. The game play is simple. Players are presented with a challenge to complete. For example, one challenge is to prepare soup in Shelters of Saratoga’s kitchen using ingredients donated by Esperanto. The soup is then offered to those at the shelter. After completing the challenge, players will be provided with a QR code to scan using their smart phones or a code to input into a home or library computer. Once the code is inputted more challenges will be unlocked. Some challenges will also unlock special prizes. You can register for the Games at www.saratogawire.com/ humanitarian-games

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN Thurs., Apr. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Apr. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Apr. 13, 3:00 p.m. Directed by Felix Van Groeningen •Screenplay by Carl Joos, Felix Van Groeningen, and Charlotte Vandermeersch, based on the play by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels • 111 min. • Belgium | Netherlands • 2012 • Not Rated • In Flemish with English subtitles. 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. saratogafilmforum.org. 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID.

$1,000 Scholarships to be Awarded SARATOGA CO. - The Saratoga County Fair announced that ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to current New York State high school seniors and also students enrolled in college. The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Association

sponsor the scholarships. The qualifying students must be active at the Saratoga County Fair or with the New York State Showpeople’s Association. All applicants from Saratoga County must submit their applications through the Saratoga County Fair or the NYSSA no later than Friday, April 11, 2014. Information is available at the Saratoga County Fair office, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County and from local high school offices. Applications must be printed and completed from the web at www.nyfairs.org. For more information, contact the Saratoga County Fair office at 885-9701.

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - JAWS - Sat., Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m. (Spring Street Classic, Screened at the Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St., free admission, limited seating). Directed by Steven Spielberg • Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb, based on the novel by Peter Benchley • 124 min. • USA • 1975 • Rated PG. 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. saratogafilmforum.org. 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID.

ROAST TURKEY DINNER QUAKER SPRINGS - Quaker Spring United Methodist Church, (six miles South of Schuylerville on Rt. 32). Invites you to an “All You Can Eat” Roast Turkey Dinner. Complete with dressing, real mashed potatoes, veggies, cole slaw, rolls, beverages, and desserts. 4-6pm, Saturday, April 12th. Adults: $10, Children 5-12 $5, Under five free. Tickets sold only at the door. Take-outs available. Handicapped accessible. Plus: a Silent Auction to benefit our Church Missions.

ANNUAL CARVING SHOW AMSTERDAM - The Mohawk Valley Arts and Woodcarving Association will hold it’s Annual Carving Show at the Horace Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam on Sat., April 12th from 10am-4pm. The show features some of the best woodcarvers in the Northeast exhibiting some of their finest works. Carving related items will be for sale. There will be a live auction at 1pm. Food and beverages will be available all day at the center. The woodcarvers are a non profit organization, all proceeds from the show to benefit the Inman Center.

Spring Fling Toilet Paper Party SCHUYLERVILLE - In celebration of spring The Gretaer Schuylerville Youth Program will host the Spring Fling Toilet Paper Party on April 12th from 5 - 8 pm! Admission to this tween (8 - 12) event will be one roll of toilet paper - of course you can bring more! DJ Jenni A will be pumping up the jam as kidz decorate the Youth Center with tp fling


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Bulletin Board streaming flair. There will be toilet paper related games and prizes too . . . games such as the Mummy Wrap, TP Toss, Toilet Paper Blow Up, and more. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to participate. If your children are younger, just plan to stay . . . older? Just plan to help out. For more information check our our facebook page:www.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - EMPTYING THE SKIES -Sun., Apr. 13, 7:30 p.m. In the Public Interest! Directed by Doug Kass, Roger Kass • 78 min. • USA • 2013 • Not Rated. Underwriting for our “In the Public Interest!” Movie Series comes from the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund. The Film Forum is grateful for ATC’s support.

MONTHLY 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 Sunday, April 13, 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.

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.

HAM RAFFLE TICKETS VICTORY - 2014 Fish Creek Rod And Gun Club Ham Raffle Tickets Available Now. $1.00 Per Ticket. Get Your Tickets At The Club House or Contact: Tom At 491-8194 or 507-6308. Winning Tickets Will Be Drawn Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Home Made Theater Closes its Season with a Hilarious Comedy! SARATOGA SPRINGS - Home Made Theater wraps up their 29th season with Marc Camoletti’s BOEING BOEING at the Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park. The show runs weekends April 18th through May 4th. Perfor-

mances are Fridays and Saturdays April 18, 19, 25, 26, and May 2 & 3 at 8:00pm. Matinees are on Sundays April 27 & May 4 at 2:00pm. An optional dinner package is available at Bookmakers Restaurant at the Holiday Inn prior to the evening performances or following the matinee performances for an additional $22 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Ticket prices are $23 and $26. For reservations or further information, call HMT at (518) 587-4427 or visit www.homemadetheater.org.

good friday fish dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents a Good Friday Fish Dinner: New England Clam Chowder, your choice of Broiled or Fried Fish, oven roasted potatoes, baked macaronie & cheese, green beans, coleslaw, rolls & butter, dessert, coffee & tea. Friday, April 18, 2014, 4:307pm. Donation requested: $10.00 Adults; $9.00 Seniors (62 years); $9.00 Military (active or retired) with ID card; $5.00 Children 5-12; Children under 5 Free. $10.00 All Takeouts. Cash bar available. 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs.

Heritage Hunters Meeting SARATOGA SPRINGS - Heritage Hunters, genealogy and local history group, will meet on Saturday, April 19th, at 1pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. Former Mayflower Society historian and retired certified genealogist Bette Innes Bradway will speak about “Documenting Research,” particularly in applying to lineage societies. Public is welcome. For information call 587-2978

breakfast buffet SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 presents Breakfast Buffet: Fruit Cocktail, French Toast/Pancakes, Potatoes, Breakfast Sausage and Ham, Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, juice, coffee & tea. Sunday, April 20, 2014. 8:30-11am. Donation requested: Adults $8.00; Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID card) $7.00; Children 5-12 $6.00; Under 5 Free. Takeouts $8.00. 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs.

ALL YOU CAN EAT COUNTRY BREAKFAST GANSEVOORT - The Gansevoort Vol Fire Dept will be hosting it’s monthly (All You Can Eat) country breakfast, this month with the Easter Bunny, April 20, 2014. Donations are: Adults $8.00, Seniors 55+ $7.50, Kids 6-12yrs $6.00, Kids 5yrs and under free.


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Bulletin Board April KWVA breakfast SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Adirondack Chapter 60 of the Korean War Veterans’ Association, will be holding a breakfast on Tuesday, April 22nd at 9:30 a.m. at the Country Corner Cafe on Church Street in Saratoga Springs. Cost is $12.00, including tax and gratuity, with four meal choices. New members, including veterans from all wars, spouses, widows, children and friends are always welcome. Please call Louise Finan at 584-3151 with your reservation and meal choice.

Saratoga Children’s Theatre Audition SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for The Wizard of Oz on Saturday, April 25 and Saturday May 10, from 10:30-12:30pm(for children entering 4th through 10th grade in the fall)at the Saratoga Senior Center 5 Williams Street Saratoga Springs. Actors should come with a prepared musical theater song and sheet music. An accompanist will be provided (No CD’s, a cappella, or MP3 tracks).Rehearsal will start September 11 and the show will go up October 25-26 & 27. Please bring a photograph of yourself to attach to your audition. This does NOT need to be a formal headshot. Any size photo will work. We ask that you list all conflicts that you have between September 11 through Oct 27th on your audition form. The production will be directed by Tony Rivera with musical direction by Alex Dicicco and Produced by Meg Kelly. More information please visit www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org

SSUMC Rummage Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS - Friday, April 25, 9am-3pm; Saturday, April 26, 9am-11am. Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Free-will offering. *Note, items may be dropped off for donation Tuesday, 1-3pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am-3pm

Walk for The Animals & National Kids & Pets Day SARATOGA SPRINGS - H.O.P.E.’s 11th Annual Walk for the Animals & National Kids & Pets Day. April 26, 2014 Rain or Shine! At the Fountain in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Free gifts for you and your pet. Walk with us through historic downtown Saratoga Springs up Broadway toward Palazzo Riggi. Or forego the walk and just hang out with us at the park! Prizes for Best Dressed Dog, Best Wagging Tail, Friendliest Dog, Dog-Owner Lookalike, Best Doggy Smile, Best Trick & More! The Three Walkers with the Highest Amount of Pledges will each receive a fantastic prize! 12:30 registration $25. 1:00 walk begins. 1:30-3:30 Palazzo Riggi

- Think Mexico! Registration fee waived for $25 (min.) in pledge collections. www.hopeanimalrescue.org

DanceFlurry Saratoga Contradance SARATOGA SPRINGS - Contras, squares, and couples dances 8:00-11:00 PM (lesson for beginners at 7:30), Saturday, April 26. Calling by Ridge Kennedy with music by Set Américain. All group dances taught, newcomers welcome. No need to bring your own partner. (Wear sneakers or other soft-soled shoes only, please.) Adults $10, students & seniors $7, children under 15, $6. First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. Info (518) 8990105. or www.danceflurry.org.

TLG8 Party Fundraiser SCHUYLERVILLE - Saturday, April 26th The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program will provide the eats for a village wide TLG8 (pronounced - tailgate) Party @ Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville. The party is intended to help the Old Saratoga Athletic Association celebrate their Opening Day Ceremonies for the 2014 Baseball/Softball Season. Food will be served buffet style starting at noon. $5 plates for kids 10 and under / $10 plates for those over 10 years of age. Spare ribs, pulled pork , burgers and hot dogs are part of the fare being offered. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for roof repairs on the Youth Center. Businesses/ Individuals interested in contributing should contact the Youth Center @ 695-6100. There will be a hardball face contest too! For the latest details on our events, please visit our fb page:https://www.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram

MONTHLY INDOOR CRAFT & GARAGE SALE SARATOGA SPRINGS - Sunday, April 27th, from 11-3 pm the popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft and Garage Sale takes place at Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission is free, over 40 vendors, parking great, bargains galore, lunch, books, household items, camping equipment, summer items, clothing jewelry, party vendors, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. New vendors are signing up every month. Rain or shine the sales go on and it is a fun activity the entire family enjoys. Come browse, visit, eat, or just get out of the house with a friend. All proceeds go to our local charities. All markets are held the fourth Sunday of each month: next sale June 22nd. Tables are $15 for an 8 ft. table; call 2895470 for information.


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Bulletin Board Broadalbin Pastoral Care Ministry Training CAPITAL DISTRICT - Beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014, a Six Week Formation and Skill Building Workshop entitled “Pastoral Care to the Sick, Elderly and Homebound” will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Church, 7 North Street, Broadalbin, NY 12025. This program will be held Tuesdays through June 3, 2014, and will provide information on: the art of pastoral visitation; communication skills; illness issues; spiritual assessment; grief and loss; suffering and faith; death and dying; ritual and sacraments in pastoral ministry; theology of pastoral care and caregiving issues. Weekly sessions include presentations and interactive exercises, as well as readings. Two pastoral visits are required along with a journal process. There is a $40 fee which includes a book and all handout materials. Registration is necessary and limited to 28 attendees. Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 22, 2014. For a registration form or additional information, please email: Maria.Schollenberger@rcda.org or call: Maria Schollenberger, Pastoral Care Ministry, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries, (518) 641-6818.

Four Saratoga En Pointe Sculptures On Display at Saratoga City Center SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs City Center celebrates its 30th Anniversary year of “Bringing People Together,” by offering City Center visitors an opportunity to view a portion of the notable Saratoga En Pointe exhibit. This famed exhibit originally was comprised of 26, five foot tall, fiberglass ballet pointe shoe sculptures. Each shoe was commissioned in 2013 by a sponsor and designed by a local artist as a fundraiser for the National Museum of Dance. The City Center is pleased to welcome 4 of the 26 original ballet pointe shoes. They are now on display in the grand lobby- shown high above the lobby floor, as a dancing-inthe air exhibit. Visitors can view the shoes Monday through Friday from the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm through April 30, 2014. From the golden “All That Glitters” shoe to the magical mirrored “Believe In Your Dreams” shoe, this current exhibit is a testimony to dance and the treasure Saratoga Springs has in the National Museum of Dance. The public is encouraged to plan a visit to view these stunning works of art and celebrate the City Center’s 30th Anniversary, as another opportunity for “Bringing People Together.”

10 Cent Paperback Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library will hold a 10 cent paperback sale on Wednesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the library located at 49 Henry Street, Saratoga

Springs. When attending the sale, be sure to stop in The Book Bag Shop open in their new location in the northeast corner on the first floor of the library where the cafe was located.

2014 RUN 4 VOCATIONS - 5K OPPORTUNITY TO WALK or run CAPITAL DISTRICT - Everyone has a vocation! What’s Yours? Come out and witness to your vocation of single, married, priestly, diaconal or religious life! Saturday, May 3, 2014. Christian Brothers Academy, 12 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205. Registration: online at www.albanyvocations.org/run. Register by April 15st for $20.00 per person. Late Registration $30.00. Free T-shirt while they last and lunch included. Call Sister Rosemary at 518-674-3818 for more information. This event is sponsored by the Vocation Office of the R.C. Diocese of Albany.

ANTIQUE FAIR AND FLEA MARKET GREENWICH - May 3rd & 4th at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Rte. 29, Greenwich NY. $3 admission. (Sat. 8a5p, Sun 9a-4p) Featuring over 200 dealers. GREAT FOOD. Early-Bird Friday (5/2 - 7a-4p - $10). RAIN or SHINE. Call (518) 331-5004.

CHICKEN BBQ QUAKER SPRINGS - The Quaker Springs Firemen and Auxiliary are hosting their annual Chicken BBQ at their firehouse on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and children under 5 are free. Take out is available. Reservations are required. Please call 584-3829 or 584-2758.

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.

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


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Bulletin Board 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.

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 battenkillconservancy@gmail.com.

LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC AT LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK CAPITAL DISTRICT - The LASNNY LITC offers FREE tax help to low income New Yorkers who have a tax problem with the IRS. For example, if you got a letter or notice from the IRS that you don’t understand or a bill from the IRS that you don’t think you owe or that you can’t pay, or if you were denied an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) you thought you should have gotten, we may be able to help. The EITC could reduce your tax bill or even get you a refund if you qualify. You may be able to get the EITC if you have qualifying children and your earned income falls under a certain limit. This limit ranges from $37,870 up to $51,567 in 2013 depending on your filing status and number of children. Workers without children who had 2013 incomes below $14,340 ($19,680 for a married couple fil-

ing jointly) may also receive a very small EITC benefit. To qualify, a child must live with you for more than half the year. A son or daughter, grandchild, younger brother or sister, or niece or nephew, may be a qualifying child. The child must be younger than 19 (or 24 if they are a full time student) or permanently and totally disabled. Only one person can claim a child for EITC each year. Other age, residence, and filing requirements must be met. You must file a tax return and claim the credit to get the EITC, even if you don’t otherwise have to file. If the IRS denies your claim for the EITC and you don’t understand why, you may want to talk to an accountant or an attorney. The LASNNY LITC can be reached at (518) 462-6765 or (800) 462-2922, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.

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 the effort of “Bringing People Together.”

Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market Accepting Vendors BALLSTON SPA - The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market is currently accepting applications for vendors for the 2014 season. This year’s market will take place in Wiswall Park in downtown Ballston Spa from June 12 to October 18. The market will once again take place twice a week, Thursdays from 3pm-6pm and Saturdays 9am–noon. All products sold must be grown, raised or created by the


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Bulletin Board vendor. No resale items or fundraisers. For an application, please email farmersmarket@ballston.org or call 885-2559. For more information about the market sponsor, the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, please visit the BSBPA website www.ballston.org or call 885-2772.

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.

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.

COLUMBIA HS 1970-1979 ALUMNI PARTY 2014 – SAVE THE DATE!

SARATOGA SPONSOR-A-SCHOLAR SEEKS VOLUNTEER MENTORS

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 CALENDAR!

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.

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: ytogawa@andrew.cmu.edu

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 dgruder@nycap.rr.com.

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


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Bulletin Board 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 stepatnfec@yahoo.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 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 sjrhodes50@gmail.com. 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

New Program To Assist Low Income Veterans SARATOGA CO. - Saratoga County RPC, through its VetHelp division, is pleased to announce the start of 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.


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Bulletin Board 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.

SEEKING HOST FAMILIES CAPITAL DISTRICT - Since 1952, International Fellowship, Inc. a non-profit organization has been successfully exchanging students to and from the United States. Families in this area are invited to reach across the boarders and host a high school aged exchange student for the semester or the academic year. The students come with their own spending money and are covered by health/accident insurance. All that is required of a host family is to provide room, board, laundry facilities and some tender loving care. Host families can be married, single, have kids, no kids- even grandparents can apply. Please visit our website for more information at www.internationalfellowship. org, write to International Fellowship, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Westfield, New York 14787, email infelwes@gmail.com, or call 1-800-647-8839.

Softball Team Looking for Players CAPITAL REGION - Warning Track Heat 16U Girls Fastpitch Softball Team looking for a few players to round out the 2013/2014 season. Email coachcarter@warningtrackheat to schedule a tryout.

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.

Caregivers Your Help is Needed! SARATOGA SPRINGS - We want to be on your Schedule!!! Summer will soon be here and so will summer vacations… Just 4 hours a week of your time and talents will assist us in providing care and comfort to the terminally ill at Mary’s Haven, a program of Catholic Charities, located in Saratoga Springs.Initial and ongoing training will be provided. Volunteers are the heart of this program, providing 24 hour a day care under the direction of the Program Director. Please add Mary’s haven to your Volunteer Schedule! For more information please contact: Anne or Robin at Mary’s Haven (518) 584-9397.

Recycling Fundraiser to Benefit New Playground SARATOGA SPRINGS – Recycling fundraiser helps raise money towards a much-needed new playground at Geyser Road Elementary in Saratoga Springs. Students/members of Daisy troop #3134 have been earning free cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash. Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business FREE prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to the Daisy’s, businesses help them earn the money they


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Bulletin Board need. Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, MP3 players and laptops at the following locations: Geyser Elementary Lobby or call us and we will pick them up. There is no end date on this fundraiser, so keep us in mind throughout the year. To learn more about supporting Daisy Troop #3134, please call Celena Yourdon at 518-587-4511 or email: celenayourdon@gmail.com. For more information, visit www. FundingFactory.com, or call, toll-free: 1.888.883.8237. (A)

H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue Spay/Neuter Clinic WILTON/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Julie Whipple, DVM, has joined H.O.P.E. as Veterinarian at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. The clinic is open the following days: Cat appointments – Mon. & Wed.; Dog appointments – Thurs. Occasional Sunday appointments. H.O.P.E’s program is available to lower income individuals and families who qualify based on participation in public assistance programs or meet income limits. We offer our program for bully breed dogs, stray and feral cats, and rescue/shelter organizations. Location: 4255 Route 50, Wilton, NY (Saratoga Springs, NY). Contact: 518.248.0355. Vaccinations are provided as a part of our spay-neuter program only. http://www.hopeanimalrescue.org/ (A)

Recently Retired And Looking for Meaningful Volunteer Work? SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are a recently retired woman looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while 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 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.

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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 salarmygrace@aol.com. (A)

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)

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)


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