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Bulletin Board L.L. Bean Bike Clinics STILLWATER – On Saturday, April 20, Saratoga National Historical Park will partner with L.L. Bean to offer a series of free 1-hour Bike Maintenance classes between 12-4pm at Saratoga National Historical Park located at 648 Route 32 in Stillwater. These programs are open to the public and offer basic bike maintenance and safety tips to help you gear up for the 2013 biking season! L.L. Bean Clinic: 12-1pm; 5-Mile Ranger-Guided Bike Ride: 1:15-2:45pm (limited to 20 participants); L.L. Bean Clinic: 1:30-2:30pm; L.L. Bean Clinic: 3-4pm. Programs are weather dependent. Please bring water and insect repellent. Helmets are required. For more information about this or other events at Saratoga National Historical Park, call the Visitor Center at 518664-9821 x1777 or check our website at www.nps. gov/sara or find us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/saratoganhp. (P)

Volunteer Meeting SARATOGA SPRINGS – On April 10 at 7pm there will be a Volunteer Meeting at Saratoga Springs library. We are a non-profit agency providing services at the Saratoga Race Track. Services are transport to medical appts., meal programs, computer lab and many social events. English or Spanish speaking volunteers needed. Attend or call Roger at 518-306-4766 for further info. B.E.S.T. 267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. (P)

Exhibit Grand Opening & Community Dance NEW SALEM – Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 1-4pm, the New Scotland Historical Association will have the grand opening of the new exhibit: “Entertainment Before 1950 and TV,” to be held at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, New Salem, NY. Along with viewing the new exhibit, come enjoy a community dance from 1:15-2:45pm with caller Paul Rosenberg and band “Fire Flies.” Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation. The toe-tapping music consists of reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes and waltzes. Instruments include fiddle, banjo, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, guitar, and recorder. Everyone can participate– from ages 2 to 102 (especially those who have not danced before) -- in easy-to-learn American barn dance favorites. If you don’t wish to participate, it’s also fun to

just watch and listen to the music. This event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. If you would like further information, please call 7654212. (P)

Jewish Women’s Circle CLIFTON PARK – Join the Jewish Women’s Circle for Mosaic Art at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 11 at 495 Moe Road. All in attendance will decorate an Elegant Mosaic Masterpiece, munch on falafel and Israeli classics, as well as embrace the land of Israel as a “channel for blessings”. Hostesses are Judy Holmes and Lucille Schwartz. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more info or to RSVP, contact Leah at 495-0779 or jwc@cliftonparkchabad.com or reserve online at www.capitalchabad.com/jwc. As always, the circle is open to all Jewish women; no affiliation or membership necessary. (P)

News from Hadley-Luzerne Central School HADLEY/LUZERNE – As part of the Engage NY: Kindergarten has been learning about plants...germination, pollination, photosynthesis and deciduous vs. evergreen trees. First grade has been learning about the organs of the body. Second grade has been learning about seasons, the water cycle and the life cycles of plants, frogs & chickens. (P)

Seniors to Sponsor Dance BALLSTON SPA – Ballston Area Seniors to sponsor a Dance for Adults from 7-10pm on Saturday, April 13, at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Music by “Vintage Country Band”. Open to the Public. Admission is $5 (free for Ballston Area Senior Members). Members: Bring finger food to share. (P)

Spring Children’s Consignment Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS –The Katrina Trask Cooperative Nursery School in Saratoga Springs, will be holding its Spring Children’s Consignment Sale on April 12 and April 13 at the American Legion, 34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Pre-sale: Friday, April 12, 12-3pm. Shop before the sale opens to the public. Tickets can be purchased for $10 by contacting ktconsignment-


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Bulletin Board sale@yahoo.com. Public sale: Friday, April 12, 3-8pm. Half-price sale: Saturday, April 13, 9am-1pm. For more information email ktconsignmentsale@yahoo.com or visit www.ktnurseryschool.org. Katrina Trask Cooperative Nursery School is a non-profit organization located at 24 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs; 518584-8968. (P)

BURNT HILLS – The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School Fine Arts Dept. will present a Jazz Showcase on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm in the high school auditorium. Featured guest artists will be singer Kim Nazarian (of New York Voices) and saxophonist Dave Pietro, along with the BHBL Jazz Ensemble and Select Jazz Choir. Free admission. (P)

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Free Clothing Give-Away

BALLSTON SPA – The public is welcome to attend the April 11 meeting of the club at 6:30 PM at the American Legion Hall at 23 Pleasant Street. The featured presenter is Jesse Elwert Peters, an ecologist, habitat garden designer, garden coach and owner of her business “Jessecology Organic Garden Design” in Saratoga. Her vision as a garden designer is to create naturally beautiful and low maintenance gardens using mostly New York native plants that co-operate with nature. Jesse is sure to give an informative and inspiring presentation. A small donation will be appreciated. (P)

BALLSTON SPA – Free clothing will be given away at the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Church on Saturday, April 20. Families needing clothing can come to the Fellowship Hall at the church between 10am-1pm. There will be clothing and shoes for men, women, and children. All are welcome! The church is located at the corner of Charlton and Middle Line Roads in Ballston Spa. The phone number is 885-7312. (P)

Autism Information Fair & Carnival CAPITAL REGION – April is Autism Awareness Month. To assist parents, families & caregivers of people on the autism spectrum in their search for resources the 2nd Annual Autism Information Fair and Carnival, sponsored by Wilcenski & Pleat, LLC, will be held on Sunday, April 21 at the Skidmore College Intramural Gymnasium from noon to 3pm. The event will serve as an essential source for those seeking resources and will be host to more than 40 exhibitors. Organizers from Saratoga Bridges and the Parent Network have come together to produce the event. Information about camp programs, therapeutic programs, recreational programs, technological apps for autism and pre-k – college education programs will be available at the information fair. Family oriented activities such as arts & crafts and a bounce house will be available for children as well as babysitting provided by Skidmore College Student Volunteers so that parents can have an opportunity to wander the fair and gather information. For more information about the event, visit www.saratogabridges.org. You can also contact Julie Marks at jmarks@saratogabridges.org or Mary Fornabia at mfornabia@wildwoodprograms.org. (P)

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Brian Zapel Dance CLIFTON PARK – On the last Sunday of every month Brian Zapel holds a dance at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park. The next dance will be Sunday, April 28, at 7pm. The cost is $5 per person at the door. Come and enjoy this wonderful evening of dancing and entertainment. This event is open to the public. (P)

Adult Community Center to Hold Open House CLIFTON PARK – On April 27, from 4-6pm, the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, located at 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, will hold an Open House celebrating the recent improvements to the facility. We will be open to the public for appetizers and refreshments, tours will be offered, and we will discuss our programming for 2013. Admission is free and this is a family friendly event. So, bring your friends, family, neighbors, and children and join us for a fun Saturday afternoon. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact 383-1343 for more information. (P)

Accepting Book Sale Donations CLIFTON PARK – The Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, is


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Bulletin Board currently accepting donations for their spring Book Sale, which will take place April 13, from 9am-4pm, at the Center. All donated books must be in good condition. Paperbacks, hardcovers, children’s books, and DVDs are all accepted. Please contact Barb at 383-6370 with any questions. (P)

“The Animal in Me” Poetry Project CLIFTON PARK – Friends of the Clifton Park/Halfmoon Library in partnership with Shatekon Elementary School is the Recipient of a 2013 Saratoga Arts Council Grant in which fourth grade students at Shatekon Elementary School will participate in “The Animal in Me,” poetry project with poet Jacqueline Sweeney the week of April 20 – May 3. Following the residency, “The Animal in Me” a poetry slam featuring Shatekon’s fourth grade students will take place at the Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, on May 31 from 11am-12:15pm. Please join us for an exciting morning of poetry. Students will share their original poems and 3D masks unleashing the animal within each of them. All student work will be on display at the library for first two weeks of June. Please consider supporting our students. They take pride in their work and look forward to sharing with the community. Refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library. For further information, please contact Katie Cushman, fourth grade teacher, Shatekon Elementary School, at CushKati@SHENET.ORG Wilma Jozwiak, President, Friends of the CPH Public Library cphfriends@nycap. rr.com (P)

PC Users Group Monthly Meeting BURNT HILLS – Free & open to the public. Wednesday, April 17, 6:30pm at the Town of Ballston Public Library meeting room Lake Hill Rd., Burnt Hills. The purpose of the group is for PC users (novice through expert) to come together and share their computer experiences and problems with other group attendees. Topic this month “Shortcut keys “. For more information, please call Dave at 399-0359. (P)

Annual Spring Geranium Sale BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa House and Garden Club is pleased to announce its third annual spring Geranium Sale. Available for sale are pink, white, pur-

ple, red, dark red, and salmon geraniums with buds and blooms in 4-1/2 inch pots at $4 each. Proceeds from the sale will supplement club efforts to provide funding for the following club initiatives: a scholarship to send a Ballston Spa middle school student age 1214 to Camp Colby in Saranac Lake in the summer for one week; a cash award for a deserving Ballston Spa high school senior that has been involved in horticulture or a related field; and other club projects such as the maintenance of the Pink Garden at the Ballston Spa Public Library and the Upper Trail Garden at the Jim Tedisco Fitness Trail. The public and local businesses are encouraged to place orders by calling club secretary Judy Esposito at 885-6416. Orders will be available for pick-up on May 13. (P)

50’s & 60’s Dance SCHUYLERVILLE – 50’s & 60’s Dance, music with Gus & Band, on April 13 from 6-10pm at the American Legion Post #278, 6 Clancy St., Schuylerville. Cost: $5 per person. The kitchen will be open. (P)

Brookside Museum Receives Grant From Stewart’s Holiday Match BALLSTON SPA – The Saratoga County Historical Society is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Stewart’s Foundation for $1500 to help offer education programs to approximately 4000 children in the Capital Region this year. The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside is a non-profit organization located at 6 Charlton Street in Ballston Spa. For more information, please visit brooksidemuseum.org or call 518.885.4000. (P)

Thrift Shop $1 Bag Sale SCHUYLERVILLE – Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop at 116 Broad St. in Schuylerville, will offer a $1 Bag Sale through April 6. Winter Jackets, Coats and Men Suites will be on sale for $4 each. Ongoing is a sale of Christmas Items for 1/2 off with a minimum $1 total purchase. Volunteers, including Community Service Volunteers, to tend the shop are always welcome and very appreciated. The Board of Directors of Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop announces that it has openings on its Board. For more information regarding Volunteering, BOD positions and ongoing sales, please call the Thrift Shop at 695-4640. (P)


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Bulletin Board Sen. Marchione Announces First Two Stops on “Listening Tour” SCHUYLERVILLE/TROY – Listening Tour kicks-off Wednesday, April 10, 7pm at Saratoga Town Hall (12 Spring St., Schuylerville), continues on Thursday, April 25, 7pm at Brunswick Town Hall (336 Town Office Rd., Troy). Sen. Marchione has invited all constituents to attend the two opening Listening Tour stops and share their concerns, and suggestions, regarding state and local issues. During her Listening Tour, Sen. Marchione will hear directly from constituents regarding the needs of their local communities and also will provide an update on the Legislative Session and the 2013-14 State Budget. Marchione was elected last fall to represent the 43rd Senatorial District, which includes parts of Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington Counties, and all of Columbia County. (P)

Volunteers Needed for $-H WARREN COUNTY – Warren County 4-H is looking for a few good volunteers! The Warren County 4-H Youth Development Program needs volunteers who are interested in starting or co-leading 4-H clubs. We are looking for adults over the age of 21 who are interested in sharing their time and talents with the youth of Warren County. Training is provided and you determine the amount of volunteer hours you can offer. If you have a special set of skills that could help make the difference in the lives of young people then 4-H is the place for you. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s mission is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for 4-H please contact Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Warren County (CCE) at 518-668-4881 or 518-623-3291 and ask to speak with Martina Noone. (P)

Spring Rummage Sale and Books -NBrooks MALTA – The Malta Presbyterian church will hold its Spring Rummage Sale in the Fellowship Hall from 10am-2pm on Sat., April 13, with a Bag Sale at 1pm. Tickets for our Annual Books –N- Brooks’ Chicken BBQ on April 27 2013 will be available. Book Sale is from

noon-4pm and the BBQ is from 4-7pm (or until the chicken is gone). Dine in or carry out. Dinners include: 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Dinner Roll & Butter, Homemade Brownies and choice of Ice tea or Lemonade. $10 per dinner in advance or $12 per dinner at the door. We are located in the Historic Parade Grounds at 118 Dunning St., Malta, just east of the Route 9 Traffic Circle. 518-899-5992 or visit Www. maltapresbyterianchurch.org. (P)

Turkey Hunting Safety Seminar for Youth & Mentors WARREN COUNTY – Turkey hunting can be one of the most enjoyable hunting adventures; but it can also be one of the most challenging. Safety should be the number one concern of all hunters. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Warren County 4-H program and the National Wild Turkey Federation JAKE’s program are joining forces to offer a program to assist youth and mentors with information about safety and successful turkey hunting. This program will be presented on Friday, April 5 from 11am-4pm at the Chestertown Sportsman Club, Chestertown. Youth and their hunting mentors are encouraged to attend this program together. Youth must be 11 years or older, weigh 80 lbs. or more, and must be enrolled in 4-H by the day of the class. The cost for the program is $10 and includes enrollment in 4-H until September 31, 2013. Pre-registration is required and be done by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension: 668-4881 or 623-3291. There is a limit of 15 youth for this program. (P)

Spring Cleanup Volunteers Needed CAMBRIDGE – The meditation gardens at New Skete Monastery (www.newskete.org) where the Monks and Nuns have welcomed guests from near and far for more than 40 years, needs a spring spruce up! The monastics would be most grateful to any community groups or individuals who could join us on this Earth Day, Monday, April 22 from 10am-2pm to assist in the cleanup. Tasks include general spring cleanup of branches, brush and leaves from the flowerbeds around the churches. If possible, please bring your own rake, gloves and tools. Beverages will be provided and you are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Please call Karen Gladstone, Dir. of Advancement and Stewardship to confirm your participation or for more information call 518.677.3928 x214 or karenglad-


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Bulletin Board stone@newskete.org (P)

Merry Mohicans “Let’s Yellow Rock Tonight” Dance QUEENSBURY – Square Dance (modern western square dancing): Fri., April 5, 7:30-10pm, at the Queensbury Senior Center (corner of Bay & Haviland Roads). Couples & singles welcome, mainstream/plus levels. Caller: Walter Wall; Cuer: Maureen Wall. $7 per person. For additional information, please call 7475942. (P)

Family Film Night BALLSTON SPA – Bring the whole family down to watch Rise of the Guardians (rated PG; runs 98 min.) at Ballston Spa Public Library on Fri., April 12, 6pm. Rise of the Guardians is a wild adventure with such childhood favorites or “Guardians” as the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imaginations of children all over the world. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 8855022, stop in or visit ballston.sals.edu. (P)

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

Defensive Driving Class MALTA – The Malta Community Center at 1 Bayberry Drive in Malta is offering a Saturday class on April 20 from 9am-3pm. State law requires all insurance com-

panies provide a 10% reduction for three years and up to a 4-point reduction on your NYS driving record. No tests! DMV-approved. For registration please call 899-4411. (P)

American Girl Evening STILLWATER – Stillwater Free Library American Girl Evening at Stillwater Area Community Center, 19 Palmer Street, April 19 at 6:30pm. Meet Molly, a young girl waiting for her father to come home from war in 1944, and join us for a tea party. Bring any doll along to this free evening! Call the library at 664-6255 to RSVP or for more information. (P)

Charlie’s Book Club STILLWATER – Stillwater Free Library, 662 Hudson Avenue, to host Charlie’s Book Club on April 12 at 7pm. Coffee, tea, books, and good friends…sound good? Then come to Charlie’s Book Club for a discussion of non-fiction books. This month we are reading The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. Call 664-6255 for more information. (P)

Foster Parent Meeting SARATOGA COUNTY – A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on April 30 at 4pm at the Services Building, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Saratoga County is in need of foster homes for school-aged children and teenagers. The next certification class will begin in Fall 2013. Please contact Jennifer Otten or Stacey McVaigh at (518) 884-4157 for more information. (P)

Have a Fiber-Filled Weekend at AFS LAKE LUZERNE – Are you craving more fiber in your life? Quilting, knitting, weaving, felting and so much more…we just can’t get enough! Join the Adirondack Folk School for our first annual Fiber Intensive Weekend Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14. You’ll be amazed at the variety of classes offered! Throughout the weekend there will be both half-day and full day workshops, many with morning or afternoon sessions, so you won’t miss out on any classes! We have some great fiber artists lined up to teach students of all levels, whether you’re new to fiber arts or a full-fledged fiber-enthusiast! You won’t want to miss this fiber-filled weekend. For more information on course offerings,


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Bulletin Board dates and time, visit our website at www.adirondackfolkschool.org or call the school at (518) 696-2400 and be sure to visit us on Facebook! The Adirondack Folk School teaches the traditional arts, crafts, and culture of the Adirondacks in a hands-on, non-competitive learning environment. (P)

Nick’s Fight to be Healed Kick Boxing Fundraiser CLIFTON PARK – The 3rd Annual Kick Boxing Fundraiser will be held at US Budokai Karate of Clifton Park on Sunday, April 14, located at 215 Guideboard Road, Clifton Park. Everyone is welcome! Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Registration begins at 8am, class is from 8:30-9:30am. $10 per person. 100% donated to Nick’s Fight to be Healed. Register in advance by calling 383-0484 or come day of event. Nick’s Foundation is an all-volunteer 501 (c) (3) organization that supports local pediatric cancer patients. For more information, go to www.fighttobehealed. org. (P)

Free Lunch MALTA RIDGE – The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church will hold its monthly Free Lunch on Saturday, April 13, at the Church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension, in Malta Ridge. Soup, sandwiches, dessert and beverages will be served at no charge from 11:30am-1:30pm. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 581-0210. (P)

Maple in April Festival Hadley Looking For Vendors Offering Crafts, Art, Antique dealers, LocalProduce, Meats & Cheese, Wines, NonProfit Organizations &Businesses Advertising their Services. Saturday & Sunday, April27 & 28, 2013, 9 am - 4 pm.Register for a 10ʼx10ʼ space $25 for one day, $40 for two daysplus $5 tent security. Well-Advertised & Visible Event – Car,Truck, & Cycle Shows, French Toast Breakfast, Music, KidsʼActivities, Food, Bounce Houses, Bicycle & Train rides, HobbyTrain displays, and Pet Parade. Vendor application:www.HadleyBusinessAssociation.net

Wednesday Crafters Resumes The Wednesday Crafters at Simpson UMC, 1089 Rock CityRoad, Rock City Falls (.4 mi south of Rt. 29), follows the BallstonSpa School District schedule for vacations and school closingdays. All crafters and hobbyists are invited to bring their latestproject and drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. onWednesdays. No ability level, attendance, or church affiliationrequired. Bring a bag lunch or partake our light refreshments.Stay an hour or the day, whatever works for your schedule. Anyquestions, please contact Laura at 885-5286

Donate to Simpson UMC’s Annual Flea Market Got your spring cleaning done yet? Start putting aside yourunneeded and usable housewares, tools, toys, crafts,puzzles,and antiques, etc., (sorry, no clothing, electronics, computersor TVs) to donate to Simpson United Methodist Church,1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls, for when we host ourannual Flea Market and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 6, from 8a.m.- 3 p.m. We’ll accept donations on Wednesdays startingFebruary 20 and more frequently in mid March (details to follow).Any questions call Laura Miller at 885-5286 or Welna Stephenson at 885-9316.

THE DRAMA TEAM OF Free Spirit Fellowship will be performing The Trial of Pilate, an Easter production, Sunday, March 31.The church is located at 1425 West High Street in Ballston Spa. 518-885-3149.

“HAIR OF THE DOG” will make their annual appearance at the Greenwich Elks. Best known international, Irish Band w/ Celtic,rock, folk & bluegrass blend on Friday night April 26th- Doors open at 6 PM show starts at 8PMfood will be available. Reserved Tables with 10 Advance tickets at $15.00 EA. TAXI will be FREE up to 10 miles and also available for hire. Call Cindy at 6386002 or the stop at the Lodge to pick up your tickets 692-2061.


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