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Bulletin Board SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY CENTER 30TH ANNIVERSARY Saratoga Springs - The Saratoga Springs City Center is excited to announce that 2014 marks the facility’s 30th Anniversary of operations. First opening its doors in 1984, the facility began the work of “Bringing People Together”. The City Center hosts 150 groups and organizations each year and welcomes over 150,000 event attendees and convention guests annually. Over the last 30 years the facility has been transformed for a multitude of events including national and international conferences, trade shows, conventions, weddings and civic functions, including proms, graduations and special local events. The City Center will celebrate this 30th Anniversary milestone by hosting complimentary meetings for several local non-profit organizations through-out the year. In addition, the City Center will partner with area establishments and agencies to showcase special exhibits, presentations and local works of art. The highlight of the 30th Anniversary will be a weekend celebration in September with an Open House of community and family events and activities. To commemorate and illustrate the 30th Anniversary, Larry Ambrosino of Ambrosino Design, Inc., in Saratoga Springs, has created a special logo and tag line of, “Bringing People Together”, to honor this important anniversary year. The logo will be used by the City Center and its business partners and participating organizations to promote the 30th Anniversary Year.

Scooter Board Races 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 atwww.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

SARATOGA FILM FORUM SARATOGA SPRINGS - RED ANGEL (Akai tenshi). Wed., Feb. 12, 7:30 pm. Town & Gown Movie Night. Directed by Yasuzô Masumura • Screenplay by Ryôzô Kasahara, based on a novel by Yoriyoshi Arima • 95 min. • Japan • 1966 • Not Rated • In Japanese with English subtitles. Presented by James A. de Sève, Filmmaker-in-Residence, Union College. Yasuzo Masumura’s antiwar film, set in 1939 in the midst of the Second Sino-Japanese War, tells the story of young army nurse Sakura Nishi (Ayako Wakao) and her doomed relationship with Dr. Okabe (Shinsuke Ashida), a

drug-addicted surgeon. A cross between Altman’s original M*A*S*H and Saving Private Ryan, the film provides great insight into Japanese culture during World War II. Unflinching in its depiction of war—and those who participate in it—Red Angel is shocking and controversial even by today’s standards. Our Town & Gown series introduces moviegoers to film-savvy scholars from several colleges in our region whose work has been profoundly shaped by fine cinema, and invites them to present and discuss a film of their choice. This program has received funding from the Skidmore Office of Community Relations, and from the Saratoga Program for Arts Funding, administered by Saratoga Arts, and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature. Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. saratogafilmforum.org. 518 584 3456

SARATOGA FILM FORUM SARATOGA SPRINGS MUSEUM HOURS, Thurs., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 16, 3:00 p.m. Written and directed by Jem Cohen • 107 min. • Austria | USA • 2012 • Not Rated. Jem Cohen’s low-budget but exquisitely shot film explores not only an unseen Vienna, but demonstrates the power of art to both reflect and change our lives. Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches is one of the world’s greatest art museums. Johann (Bobby Sommer) is a museum guard there, the kind you always see but never notice at art museums, silently “watching the watchers,” you might say. Anne (Mary Margaret O’Hara), travels to Vienna from Canada to visit a sick relative, wanders the city in a state of limbo. She tours the Kunsthistorisches and strikes up a friendship with Johann, the two drawn to each other through a mutual love of art. Soon, their relationship progresses beyond the walls of the great museum and onto the streets of Vienna. Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. saratogafilmforum.org. 518 584 3456

FISH FRY FRIDAY VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on Route 32, south of the village of Victory (look for our sign ). Fish Fry Friday will continue Every Friday thru March 28, 2014. Time 5-7 PM. Menu: Fried Fish-$8.50, or Fried Clams- $8.50, or Fried Chicken Tenders-$8.50, also available will be Clam Chowder at $5.00 a quart. You are invited to eat in at our club house or to call ahead for Take Out 695-3917. Everyone will be welcome.

The 27th annual Flurry Festival SARATOGA SPRINGS - Shake off the winter blues! It’s time to dance, sing, jam, and more at The Flurry Festival! The 27th Flurry festival is on President’s Weekend and runs from February 14th to the 16th in Historic Saratoga Springs. Fes-


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Bulletin Board tival headquarters are found filling the Saratoga Springs City Center and Saratoga Hilton Hotel, with more performances and workshops scheduled at Saratoga Music Hall, Café Lena, and The Parting Glass Pub. The Flurry is well known as the best winter weekend ever for Dancers and Music Lovers of all ages, featuring more than 400 performers, five venues, and over 250 events. teens, Sing-along Songs from Summer Camp, Spanish style hip-hop dancing, and many more activities specially lined up for teens and young adults. Not a dancer? That’s fine! There is more than enough to keep you busy with jamming, music instruction workshops, concerts, storytelling, demonstrations and special dance performances to watch. Vendors will be on hand with beautiful and fun dance wear, including dance shoes, and a variety of food options will be available, including options for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free attendees. Tickets are available at the door all weekend long. Come for the day or stay all weekend. Tickets are available as full weekend passes or day passes with special discounts for students, children, and seniors. To see a full schedule of events and purchase your tickets, please visit our website at http://www.flurryfestival.org

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highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. This screening of Escape Fire will be followed by a panel discussion featuring George Jolly, a retired MD who practiced internal medicine and geriatrics in Saratoga Springs for 30 years; Michael Branigan, PhD, Professor of Ethics at the College of St. Rose in Albany, specializing in medical ethics, and teacher of bioethics at Albany Medical College; Dr. Michael Wayne of the Saratoga Integrative Medicine Educational Network; and Joanne Yepsen, Mayor of Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. saratogafilmforum.org. 518 584 3456

BREAKFAST BUFFET SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. Presents a Breakfast Buffet: Fruit Cocktail, French Toast / Pancakes, Potatoes, Breakfast Sausage and Ham, Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Juice, Coffee and Tea. Sundays, February 16, 2014, 8:30-11:00 am. Donation Requested: Adults $8.00; Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $7.00; Children 5-12 $6.00, Under 5 Free; Takeouts $8.00.

SCHUYLERVILLE - Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County will meet on Saturday, February 15th, at 1pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville. “Adventures in Research” will be the program topic. Retired environmental educator and Heritage Hunters member, Libby Smith-Holmes, will be the speaker. Libby’s ancestor quests have taken her to Canada, Germany and Northern Ireland. She will share her experiences and act as moderator for several other members who will share their stories. Public is welcome. For information call 587-2978

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VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on Route 32, south of the village of Victory (look for our sign). Will continue rifle competition Every Tuesday thru March 18, 2014 at 7PM Everyone Will Be Welcome. Bring your own 22 caliber rifle and ammunition. For additional information contact: Tim at 728-7098.

SCHUYLVERVILLE - February 15th, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm. Sponsored By Old Saratoga Auxiliary Unit #278 American Legion, 6 Clancy St., Schuylerville. 518-695-3011. Over 40 vendors, home cooked food, bake sale items, 50/50 raffle, antiques, collectibles, and misc., garage sale items. Snow Date: February 16, 2014. Come Join Us !

SARATOGA FILM FORUM ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE. Sun., Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. In the Public Interest! Directed by Susan Froemke and Matthew Heineman • 95 min. • USA | China | Germany • 2012 • Rated PG-13. Filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke interweave the dramatic personal stories of patients and physicians with the those of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the

BALLSTON SPA - Do you suffer from low back pain or sciatica? Physical Therapy Associates of Schenectady in Ballston Spa is offering a free talk on low back pain on Monday Febuary 17th at 6:00pm. Come learn how to help manage your symptoms without having to rely on medications and doctors. Please call 885-1541 to register for this free talk. Location: 220 Church Ave. Ballston Spa

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SARATOGA FILM FORUM SARATOGA SPRINGS - ALL IS LOST. Thurs., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 23, 3:00 p.m.Written and directed by J.C. Chandor • 106 min. • USA • 2013 • Rated PG-13 - starring Robert Redford as a man who must fight for survival after being lost at sea. Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, the unnamed seaman wakes to find that water has flooded his boat, the Virginia Jean. Turns out that he has collided with an errant shipping container,


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Bulletin Board which has ripped a hole in the hull. What then follows is eight days of one harrowing adventure after another that includes storms, damaged navigational equipment, a dodgy raft, and, of course, sharks. Here’s the rub: Redford’s is the only character in the film—and he has practically no dialogue (the shooting script was 31 pages long). And yet, Redford turns in a bravura performance that will keep you entranced for every one of the film’s 106 minutes. Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. saratogafilmforum.org. 518 584 3456

PROJECT: BLANKET FORT SCHUYLERVILLE - Saturday, February 22 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm area tweens (ages 8 - 12) are invited to participate in building and using the largest Blanket Fort the area has ever seen. Admission to this event is one old patterened bed sheet and a joke written on a piece of paper. Tween Leaders have been selected to help direct this undertaking. A kitchen area is planned in the Blanket Fort where all participants will take part in preparing Hot Dogs and Taties. Bug Juice and Jello will also be provided. Then there will be games and prizes followed by popcorn and jokes. Your child may wish to bring a flash light. Please join us at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville for this FUN tween event. For the latest details on our events visit our fb page: https://www.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram

DanceFlurry Saratoga Contradance SARATOGA SPRINGS - Contras, squares, and couples dances 8:00-11:00 PM (lesson for beginners at 7:30), Saturday, February 22, 2014. Calling by Fern Bradley with music by Aldo Lavaggi, Eric Buddington, and Karen Axelrod. 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) 899-0105. or www.danceflurry.org.

MONTHLY INDOOR CRAFT/FLEA MARKET SARATOGA/WILTON - Sunday, February 23rd, from 11-3:30. The Popular Elks Ladies Auxiliary Indoor Craft/Flea Market takes place at Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club off Maple Avenue on Elks Lane. Admission Is Free, Over 40 Vendors, Parking Great, Bargains Galore, Bakery Goods, Lunch, Books, Household Items, Clothing, Jewelry, Handwork, Party Vendors, and just about anything you can imagine may be found here. We also have some items you might never expect to find. Rain or Shine The Sales Go On and it

is a fun activity the entire family enjoys. Come to 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. Tables are $15. For an 8’ table; Call 289-5470 For Information. Next Dates are March 30th, April 27th, and June 22nd.

Italian Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga – Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. Soup Du Jour, Cheese Ravioli, Meatballs Marinara, Sausage & Peppers, Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Antipasto Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, Coffee, Tea. Wednesday, February 26, 2014. 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 Available.

SARATOGA CENTRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Central Catholic School, educating Grades 6-12, will be having an “Open House” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at 247 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. This is the perfect opportunity for prospective students and their parents to come take a tour of the school and to meet our Faculty, Staff and some of our Students and Parents. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and set up a day for your child to participate in our “Spend-a-Day” Program. For more information please call Ellen Bailey at 587-7070x108.

Saratoga Central Catholic HS Drama Troupe SARATOGA SPRINGS - presents Bye Bye Birdie, the story of a rock-and-roll star, Conrad Birdie, who has been drafted into the Army. He will sing “One Last Kiss” and kiss a girl from Sweet Apple, Ohio, live on the Ed Sullivan Show as a farewell. However, Conrad’s hip-thrusting makes many people in Sweet Apple uncomfortable, most of whom attempt to stop the show. Meanwhile, Rosie wonders if Albert will ever leave his mother’s shadow. February 27, 28, March 1 at 7pm, March 2 at 3pm. Tickets: $10 Adult, $7 Student/ Senior. 64 Hamilton St, Saratoga. More info: 518-587-7070.

LOCAL SINGLES PREP FOR CHARITY BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE AUCTION SARATOGA SPRINGS – Gateway House of Peace, a charitable hospice home located at 479 Rowland Street in Ballston Spa, awaits its anticipated March 1 opening. But before those doors will open, an equally anticipated event is creating buzz among local bachelors and bachelorettes who are ready for a charity auction that could land them a date with a dreamboat. On February 27 at 6 p.m. at The Paddock


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Bulletin Board Lounge, 12 single guys and gals from the Capital Region will show up to walk the red carpet for a crowd, who will be ready to bid some dough. It’s all for the purpose of raising much-needed funds for Gateway House, with the potential added bonus of meeting a mate. Minimally, the highest bidder will receive a gift card to take their contestant out for some fun at one of several local businesses that donated. A $10 donation at the door from attendees would be appreciated. This year’s auction emcees are Mark Mulholland of WNYT and Bo Goliber of Fingerpaint. Candidates include a Director of Business Operations, a producer, a business owner, a lawyer and a model, just to name a few. For the week leading up to the auction, folks can log on to Gateway’s Facebook page to get the scoop on the candidates. Even if attendees aren’t planning on bidding, donations will be accepted at the door, with all proceeds benefitting the cause. For more information on the auction or to make a donation to Gateway House of Peace, please visit www.gatewayhouseofpeace.org.

“Walk the Red Carpet” on Oscar Night to Support the Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - In celebration of its 21st year, the Saratoga Film Forum is rolling out a new kind of fundraiser on Oscar Night 2014, March 2. From 6 to 8 p.m., the evening of the 86th Academy Awards, the community is invited to a “Walk the Red Carpet” cocktail party at the Merry Monk restaurant, 84 Henry Street,Saratoga Springs. Hearty Belgian appetizers will be served, with great drinks to wash them down, including the fine draft beers for which the Merry Monk is renowned. Guests can stay on and watch the Oscars with on the Merry Monk’s big screens, or set out for home to watch from the comfort of the couch. Tickets are $50 per person. To get an invitation, call 518-584-FILM or email films@saratogafilmforum.org.

Metaphysical Book Discussion Group SARATOGA SPRINGS - at Woodlawn Commons – Sunday, March 2 at 6 pm. New Thought New York hosts a discussion of Rescuing the Bible From Fundamentalism by John Shelby Spong. Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 518-423-3569. For more information, visitwww.newthoughtnewyork.org.

SARATOGA SPRINGS RETIRED TEACHERS SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association will meet on Monday, March 3, 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.

International Women’s Day SCHUYLERVILLE - In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program in conjunction with CIEE USA High School Program’s local representative, Julie Bruce Smith will host at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park a GIRLS RISING GENERATIONAL TEA. This event will feature high tea from 3:30 pm - 5:30 PM and a preview of the the award winning documentary directed by Richard E. Robbins, “GIRLS RISING” – When you educate a girl, it changes her world. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and aunties are encouraged to participate in this FREE empowerment event. It also provides opportunity for the female community to check out first hand and up close all of the changes taking place at the Youth Center. For up to the minute information please visit us at www.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOLS, the International Center wants you to be part of WorldQuest CAPITAL DISTRICT - The International Center of the Capital Region is happy to invite area high schools to participate in our first annual Regional Academic WorldQuest Competition which is scheduled to take place on March 8, 9:00 AM at the Polish Community Center. Academic WorldQuest is a flagship education program that tests high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. In the competition, fourperson teams compete by answering 100 multiple-choice questions. The winner of our regional competition will move onto attend the national competition in Washington, DC on April 26, representing our region. The International Center of the Capital Region will fund the travel and lodging for this winning team and their coach. Call (518) 708-7608.

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, March 9, 2014 starting at 8:00-11:00am 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. 695-3917

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SCREENINGS SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Hospital Presents - Running Screening. Are you prepared for this running season? Receive a free assessment of your flexibility and strength by highly trained therapists from our Regional Therapy


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Bulletin Board Center. Have your stride and feet analyzed for efficient running. Learn which running sneakers are right for you. Saturday, March 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Saratoga Regional YMCA–Malta Branch, 100 Saratoga Village Blvd #22, Malta. Registration is required for all programs. Visit www.saratogahospital.org to register or call 580-2450.

COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF SARATOGA TO HOLD WAVE RIDERS SUPPORT PROGRAM SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Community Hospice of Saratoga will offer a six-week support group for children who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives, including a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend. Children meet in age-specific groups, and share thoughts & feelings through art, music, games and discussion. A Parent Educational Support Group is offered concurrently. It is free of charge and open to the community. The group will be held at The Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St, Saratoga Springs, NY. It will begin Tuesday, March 18th and run for 6 weeks. Registration is required. Please contact Sarah Etkin-Sefcik, LMSW at 581-0800 for more information.

Tickets Available for 2014 Rachael Ray Spring Benefit Cooking Show LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George High School Alumni Association has started early plans for the Ticket Sales to the “2014 Rachael Ray Spring Benefit Cooking Show” on April 11, 2014. Tickets Sale Date for 530 Seats will be available on Saturday, March 22 from 9-12 Noon at the Lake George High School Main Office. Doors will open at 8 am. Ticket price remains at $25.00 per person with a 6 Ticket Limit. Request for groups and special need assistance may contact Pam Morin 696-7184. People and Pet Food Exchange before the Show. Donations to go to SPCA, Purrs & Paws & Local Town and Church Food Pantries. LGHS Auditorium Doors Open at 6:30 pm. Benefit Book Sales in Lobby from 6:30 to 7:00. Benefit Cooking Show with Audience Q & A at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium. Picture taking, book signing and recipe tasting to follow. Alumni fundraising efforts go to 2nd graduate scholarships, yearly awards and ongoing special needs.

Acoustic Performers Sought MALTA - Looking for talented soloists, duos or small acoustic bands to perform in this year’s Café Malta on Saturday, March 22. Only 3-4 acts will be selected and each group will perform a 15-20 minute set. Also seeking specialty acts including comedians and/or dancers to perform on our intimate stage at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive, Malta. Auditions by appointment only.

Contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director at 899-4411 x305 or email theater@malta-town.org for more details or an audition appointment.

SARATOGA RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 INFORMATIONAL MEETING SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Wednesday, March 23rd at 5:30pm for social and 6:00pm meeting, we invite anyone who is interested in learning about Saratoga’s Relay for Life to join us at The Marriott Residence Inn located at 295 Excelsior Ave. Saratoga Springs. The Relay will be held June 7-8th, 2014 at the Saratoga East Side Recreation Field. Take a little time to find out how you can help support or honor your loved one who has dealt with Cancer. We look forward to some new ideas and suggestions from interested people. For more information about the Relay please check out the website,www.relayforlife.org/saratogaspringsny. Further information is available from Nicole at 857-0161 or Sheila at 365-2164.

Experience “A Taste of Ballston Spa” BALLSTON SPA - The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) will hold its annual fundraiser, “A Taste of Ballston Spa” on Monday, March 24th from 6-8 pm at the HVCC TEC Smart Campus, 345 Hermes Road in Malta. Guests will be able to sample delicious offerings from some of the area’s most popular restaurants and food vendors. A cash bar, with wine and beer, will be available. There will be a raffle for gift baskets and other prizes. Tickets for the event are $30 per person or $55 per couple and are available for pre-sale on the BSEF website, www.ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com, or checks can be mailed to BSEF “Taste of Ballston Spa”, PO Box 276, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Please indicate the names of those attending. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information: info@ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com.

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SCREENINGS SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Hospital Presents - Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health. These days, many of us think nothing of going online for quick answers to our medical questions. But not all sources are created equal. We will discuss “hot topics” in OB/GYN – including HPV and perimenopause – and gain a better understanding of the safety profiles of seemingly “natural” remedies and treatments. Presenter: Dympna Lynch Weil, MD, FACOG, Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. Location: 59D Myrtle Street Park, Saratoga Springs (next to Rubin Dialysis Center). Registration is required for all programs. Visit www.saratogahospital.org to register or call 580-2450.


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Bulletin Board Friends of the New York State Military Museum Night at the Brewseum SARATOGA SPRINGS - Friday, March 28, 6 - 9:30 PM. Our Night at the Brewseum is back for a third amazing year! This is a great beer and wine tasting event, featuring breweries and vineyards from all over the Capital Region. We call it “A Night of Craft Beer and Military Gear!” Come and sample dozens of different specialty beers and wines. Many vendors will be represented, such as Druthers, Steadfast, Blueline Brewery, Ledge Rock Hill, Frederick Wildman, and more. Talk to the vendors who produce them locally and learn what makes them unique. Find a new favorite beer. Travel back in history as you stroll through the New York State Military Museum. Visit our great new exhibits, like our Civil War exhibit, the G.I. Joe exhibit and more. There will be tons of local restaurants providing delicious food for the evening: Maestro’s at the Van Dam, Merry Monk, Druthers, and more. Hundreds of people joined us last year, and we know that this year will be a sell-out as well. We’d like to invite you this amazing event. This is a fundraiser, and all proceeds will go to the Friends of the New York State Military Museum and the Saratoga Springs Lions Club. We look forward to seeing you there. NYS Military Museum, 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Tickets $35 advance, $40 at door. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. www. friendsofthenysmilitarymuseum.com

EDUCATION & NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS SARATOGA SPRINGS - Are you enrolled in college or a nursing program? Do you have a high school student preparing for higher education? The Order of the Eastern of the State of New York is awarding Education Scholarships and Nursing Scholarships. Applications are available for members, children of members, grandchildren of members, and members of the Masonic Youth groups prior to majority. The application deadline is April 1st. For more info please contact Laurie Leu, 518-879-7323.

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.

$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.

AARP TAX-AIDE SERVICES CAPITAL DISTRICT - The AARP Tax-Aide program will begin providing free tax preparation for low and moderate income residents in Saratoga County in February. The AARP Tax-Aide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. AARP TaxAide counselors are volunteers who are trained in state and federal tax regulations, and are certified by the IRS to provide tax preparation services. Tax preparation services will be available from Feb. 1 through April 15. To find the location nearest you, go to www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp. Then call the listed phone number to schedule an appointment. If you do not have access to the internet, call 1-888-2277669 for assistance.

2nd Annual Miracle League Poker Run-The Miracle Ride CAPITAL DISTRICT - Save the date (May 17, 2014) for our 100 mile scenic road course through the mountains of Rensselaer, Columbia, and Berkshire Counties to raise money for sports and social programs for children and adults with disabilities. Register on the day of the ride from 9:00am-11:00am. The ride begins at 11:30am. The ride concludes at the Rensselaer Elks with a chicken bbq, food, prizes, raffles, entertainment, live music. Cost per rider – $25, passenger – $15, and picnic only – $15. Downloadable event registration forms will be available in coming weeks at: capitalregionmiracleleague.org If you have any questions contact Linda Baker at 518-376-8365.

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 re-


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Bulletin Board fund 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 filing 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.

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.

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.

Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop SCHUYLERVILLE - 116 Broad St., Schuylerville is offering a special sale on size 2X Men’s Clothing, a crib in nice condition and 50% off of Christmas items. There is also an on-going $3.00 bag sale. Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop offers discounts for Veterans. The store hours for the fall and winter are Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM to 4PM. Donations gladly accepted during shop hours. Volunteers for the Thrift Shop are always welcome. For more information, please call the shop at 695-4640.

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


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Bulletin Board that are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Temporary financial assistance is available for rental assistance, utilities fees, security deposit, moving costs, emergency supplies, child care and transportation. Case management and referral services include health care, daily living activities, financial planning, transportation, income support and legal assistance. The goal of the SSVF program is to promote housing stability among very low income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing in the following New York State counties; Washington, Warren, Saratoga, Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton and Schoharie. For more information, call VetHelp toll free at 1-855-233-1117.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Looking for Mentors CAPITAL DISTRICT - Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for mentors in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties. We are the oldest and largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. In the Capital Region, we have been matching caring adults with local children for 50 years. Our mentoring relationships are proven to be a positive influence on the life of a child. Currently, we serve over 500 children, but there are over 100 more waiting for mentors. If you want to learn more about volunteering, contact Brigette Callahan at 862-1250 x15, or by email at Brigette@bbbscr. org.

Are You Having A Hard Time Controlling The Way You Eat? SARATOGA SPRINGS - FA offers help and hope. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, “FA”, meeting in Saratoga Springs Mondays, 7pm at the United Methodist Church on Fifth Ave. FA is a recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. Everyone is welcome to this FREE meeting, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. For a list of regular, weekly meetings in the Capital District, visit www. foodaddicts.org or call Laurie at 518-879-7323.

Women’s Rugby Team Looking for Players SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Brumbies, Women’s Rugby Team is always looking for new athletic minded women to join the team. Anyone 18+ that is team oriented, determined, and hard working is invited to join us. The Brumbies are an increasingly competitive team with a strong commitment to the community. If you are interested in playing or finding out more, please email SwrRecruiting@gmail.com, visit us at SaratogaWomensRugby.com or

find us on facebook.

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


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Bulletin Board 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 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 par-

ticipation 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. com.

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)

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