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Bulletin Board Proctors Show Tickets for Sale CAPITAL REGION – The Friends of the Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library have tickets to some of the hottest shows at Proctors this season! Don’t wait, get your tickets now! Sunday, January 27, 2013, 2pm, tickets for “Million Dollar Quartet”: 10 seats - Orchestra Center Left Rows A & B - $63.40; 10 seats - Balcony Center Row H - $54.40; Deadline December 1. Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2pm, tickets for “Priscilla the Musical Sensation”: Section A Orchestra - $63.40; Section B Balcony - $54.40; Deadline December 1. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 2pm, tickets for “Les Miserables”: Section A Orchestra - $67.90; Section B Balcony - $54.40; Deadline March 1, 2013. Order Forms can be downloaded from the Friends website, cliftonpark.org/ friendsofcphl or picked up at the Library on Friends’ tables. For information email Lori Bennett at tbkb2@ nycap.rr.com. (M)

Radio City Christmas Show CAPITAL REGION – International Club is taking a bus trip to see very popular Radio City Christmas show with a whole day of fun. Open to all. Pick ups in Clifton Park and Colonie with games and prizes on deluxe video bus. A stop at Woodbury outlet for some shopping and lunch, free time in NYC and front rows of mezzanine seats for the show! All for only $99. Dates are two Sundays: November 11 and November 18. Call 371-3737 to reserve your seats and enjoy a great day with family and friends! (M)

Radio City Christmas Show CAPITAL REGION – St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford, is sponsoring a trip to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular on Monday, December 3. Bus will leave from St. Mary’s Hall at 7:30am. Time for lunch, shopping, etc. in New York and 5pm show. Bus will return immediately following show. $110 includes transportation, orchestra seats. Contact Liz Callaghan 857-4156 for more info, reservations. (M)

Thrift Sale SCOTIA – First Baptist Church located at 132 Mohawk Avenue in Scotia will hold a Thrift Sale on Tuesday, November 13 from 9am-1pm; Bag Sale from 1-2pm. Christmas items, adult/kid’s clothing, drapes/linens, blankets/quilts, appliances, pictures, jewelry, books,

tapes, CD’s, shoes, dishes and baked goods. (P)

Pre-Thanksgiving Pie Sale GLENVILLE – Centre Glenville United Methodist Church at the corner of Sacandaga & Bolt Roads (across from Glendaal School) will hold a Pre-Thanksgiving Pie Sale on Sat., November 17, 9am to ??? (P)

Growth in the Spirit Seminar SCHENECTADY – Growth in the Spirit Seminar presented by Spirit of Love Charismatic Prayer and Praise Community on Friday & Saturday, November 16 & 17. Registration Friday at 6:30pm; Seminar on Friday from 7-9pm AND (two day event) Saturday, November 17 from 9am-3pm. Event will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Parish Center, Albany Street and Van Zandt St, Schenectady. Bing a bag lunch, refreshments will be provided. For Information and pre-registration Call Beverly at 346-5896. (P)

“Exploring the Tarot” REXFORD – Prudence Theriault from Valatie, certified tarot master/instructor and intuitive consultant, will address New Growth Fellowship on Thursday, November 8, 7pm at the United Methodist Church, 18 Main St., Rexford. Her topic is “Exploring the Tarot.” The program is sponsored by New Growth Fellowship (NGF) and is open to the public. An $8 donation is requested to help defray expenses and includes complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to purchase gift packs valued at $25+ for just $2.50 each. Further information about NGF, this program or directions to the church is available by calling Director Dr. Henry Mosteller, 399-9347. (P)

Food Drive to Help Capital District Hungry CAPITAL REGION – Working with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Valvoline Instant Oil Change is inviting you to drop off two or more nonperishable items at any Valvoline Instant Oil Change service center in the Capital District. In exchange for a donation, Valvoline will give an $8 discount on an oil change. All items collected will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York before the


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Bulletin Board Thanksgiving holiday. Those who drop off a donation but aren’t due for an oil change can get a coupon toward their next visit. With about 244,400 people that need emergency food assistance in Northeastern New York, the Regional Food Bank needs help fighting the ongoing, and rapidly expanding, battle of hunger. Much appreciated items include peanut butter and jelly, rice, canned soup, fruit and sauce, paper towels, napkins, pasta, tuna and mayonnaise. There are 14 Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations in the Capital District. Locations can be found at www. vioc.com (P)

Flea Market ROTTERDAM/SCHENECTADY – Flea Market at Rotterdam United Methodist Church, corner of Curry Road and Helderberg Ave., Schenectady, on Saturday, November 10 from 9am-3pm. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For information call 393-5045 or 5223293. (P)

Friendship Tea & Quilt Display BURNT HILLS – The United Methodist Women of the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Saratoga Rd. (Rt. 50), Burnt Hills, will host a Friendship Tea and Quilt Display on Sunday, November 11 from 2-4pm in Knight Hall. The Tea is open to Church women and community friends. Women who are quilters are encouraged to bring their quilts and display them in the hall for others to see. Those interested will have an opportunity to share stories about their quilts. (P)

Foster Parent Meeting SARATOGA COUNTY – A Foster Parent Information Meeting will be held on November 27 at 4pm at the Services Building, 152 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Saratoga County is in need of foster homes for schoolaged children and teenagers. The next certification class will begin in January, 2013. Please contact Jennifer Otten or Stacey McVaigh at 884-4157 for more information. (P)

Oratorio Society Presents Fall Concert BURNT HILLS/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Burnt Hills Oratorio Society presents their fall concert “Two Randalls and their Stars: the music of Randall Thompson and Z. Randall Stroope”. (Includes Peaceable Kingdom

by Randall Thompson). Directed by Susan H. Fedak. Sunday, November 18, 3pm, at Bethesda Episcopal Church, 41 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs. For more information please call 817-8333. For tickets: bhos.us (P)

BH-BL Women’s Club to Meet BURNT HILLS – The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Women’s Club will meet Monday, November 12 at noon in Knight Hall of the Burnt Hills Methodist Church. Sharon Waddell will present a program on quilts. She has a particular interest in NY State quilt patterns and will examine quilts brought to the program. A business meeting will follow with final plans for the Christmas Tree Festival. (P)

After The Fire is in Dire Need of New Volunteers SARATOGA COUNTY – After The Fire is a non-profit organization that helps residents of Saratoga County who have suffered a loss due to fire. After being paged by Fire Control, After The Fire members respond to the fire scene to provide the family members with clothing, gift cards, personal care items, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support-whatever is needed to help the family through an extremely traumatic situation. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday at 7pm as follows: February, March, October & November at Eagle Matt Lee Fire House on Washington St. in Ballston Spa; April, May, June & September meetings are held at Halfmoon Town Hall on Harris Rd. in Halfmoon. Anyone interested in finding out how you can help your neighbors in need may attend a meeting. To find out more about After The Fire, visit www.afterthefire.org. (P)

52nd Annual Winter Sports Sale BURNT HILLS – The 52nd annual winter sports sale will be held from 9am-noon on Sat., November 17 at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 860 Rt. 50. New & used winter sports equipment for sale. This is a consignment sale; equipment may be delivered to the church between 6-9pm on Thurs., November 15 & 5-9pm on Fri., November 16. Downhill and cross-country ski equipment, boots, skates, snowboards, sleds, and winter sports clothing will be sold. Older straight


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Bulletin Board skis and non-coded bindings will not be accepted. Sellers determine price of article to be sold. For more information, contact G. Adams at 399-5875. (P)

Mayan Hands Fair Trade Sale ALPLAUS – Looking for a unique gift for the holidays? The Alplaus United Methodist Women are hosting a Mayan Hands Fair Trade Sale on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17 from 10am-3pm at the Alplaus United Methodist Church on 1 Brookside Avenue in Alplaus. The Mayan Hands Foundation helps women from Guatemalan communities earn a fair return for their work. These high quality hand-woven items make beautiful gifts. Thank you for supporting the Alplaus UMW and these talented Guatemalan weavers. Call 518-399-6000 for information. The church is handicapped accessible. (P)

Craft Fair & Flea Market SCOTIA – The Beukendaal Fire Co. will be hosting an annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 10am. Lunch counter will be available. Flea market and troop drive will also be conducted. (P)

Annual Harvest Bake Sale SCHENECTADY – Church of St. Anthony, located at 331 Seward Place in Schenectady, will hold their annual Harvest Bake Sale on Sat., November 17 from 9am-5pm and Sun., November 18 from 8am-1pm. (P)

Carol Sing & Vespers SCHENECTADY – The 88th Annual Carol Sing & Vespers with English Handbell Music and Christmas Carol Singing will be held on Sunday, December 2, 5-6pm at 1st Reformed Church of Schenectady. Ring Noel! with the Thursday Belles, Elinore Farmun, organ and Joan Nikolski, piano. This event is family friendly and open to the public at no charge. A charitable donation may be accepted. (P)

Little Wonders of Science SCHENECTADY – Daylight Nightlight: Where Light Comes From, Thursday & Saturday, November 15 & 17, 11am at miSci (formerly Schenectady Museum), 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. Free with admission. Introduce children ages 3 to 5 to science with

Daylight Nightlight: Where Light Comes From and a special activity. Advance registrants receive a Free book (while supplies last) and materials to continue the study of science at home. Space is limited. Call 518.382.7890 x224 to register today! www.miSci.org (P)

Whitney Book Corner Sale SCHENECTADY – The Whitney Book Corner, located at 600 Union Street, Schenectady, will hold a sale on holiday books thru November 18. Books will be 50% off. The store is open seven days a week, Mon.-Fri., 10am4pm (Thurs. until 7pm); Sat., 10:30am-3pm; and Sun., 1:30-3:30pm. The Whitney sells quality used books at reasonable prices as well as used audio books, records, videos, CDs and DVDs. Gift certificates are available. It is operated by the Friends of Schenectady County Public Library and all proceeds benefit the library system. (P)

Holiday Craft Show & Boutique SCHENECTADY – St. John the Evangelist Church Rosary Society will host a Holiday Craft Show & Boutique on Sat., November 17 from 10am-5:30pm. Cookbook and Bake Sale along with raffle with great prizes! Event will be held in the Parish Center Gymnasium, 806 Union Street, Schenectady. (P)

Stack ‘Em Up SCHENECTADY – Use your engineering skills to build a tower of cups as high as possible at this educator-led activity in miSci’s Science Zone. Sat. & Sun., November 17 & 18, 1-2:30pm at miSci (formerly Schenectady Museum), 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady; 518382-7890/www.miSci.org Free with admission. (P)

Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Luncheon GUILDERLAND – Join us for our Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Luncheon on Wed., November 14 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 Route 146, Guilderland (355-2480). Menu: Turkey Dinner. Special Feature: Vendor Fair. Special Music: Vocalist Judi Miriam. Special Speaker: Dixie Westervelt, who will relate how she has dealt with a “surprise child” at age 44 followed by breast cancer. Reserva-


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Bulletin Board tions necessary; cancellations a must by November 9. Please call Nancy at 869-0642 or Debbie at 982-1894. Cost: $14 inclusive (cash only please). Sponsored by the NY Capital District Christian Women’s Club. (P)

Thrill Ride SCHENECTADY – Design a crazy roller coaster to race marbles in this educator-led activity in miSci’s Science Zone. Sat. & Sun., November 10 & 11, 1-2:30pm at miSci (formerly Schenectady Museum), 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. Free with admission. For more information, call 518-382-7890 or visit www. miSci.org (P)

Dodgeball League Now Forming SCHENECTADY – Dodge, duck, dive, & dip into a dodgeball league! Contact Lindsay or Kevin at the Schenectady YMCA 518-881-0117 or email LJordan@ cdymca.org or KKuon@cdymca.org (P)

Holiday Fair ROTTERDAM JCT. – The Mabee Farm Holiday Fair will be held on November 17 from 9am-4pm in the Mabee Farm Historic Site’s new Franchere Education Center located next door to the site at 1100 Main St., Rotterdam Junction. The Fair will feature incredible and unique gifts from local artists and artisans such as: wood, baskets, jewelry, paintings, photography, hats, primitive folk art, soaps, hand-wovens, beeswax candles and activities for the kids! Food will be available for purchase. (P)

sistance will be provided in obtaining tickets for many events including Radio City Christmas Spectacular, NYC Ballet Nutcracker, the Harry Potter exhibit at the Times Square Discovery Center and Broadway Theaters. Or take advantage of the opportunity to shop in the unique Holiday Markets and see the holiday decorations and the famous Christmas tree! The price is $45 per person for Friends of the Library members, $50 per person for non-members. The bus departs Saratoga-Wilton Mall at 7am, and from Clifton ParkHalfmoon Library parking lot at 7:20am. Bus leaves New York City at 7pm. For more information please email busplus1@gmail.com or call Rhona at 505-1303. Seating is limited! (A)

Support Group to Host Family Bowling Party LATHAM – The local Tourette Syndrome Support Group will host a family bowling party on Sunday, November 11 from 2-4:30pm at Spare Time Lanes in Latham. The cost is $15 per bowler. Bowlers must pre-register by calling Judy at 384-1765. (A)

Support Charlton Heights Cub Scouts BURNT HILLS – Support the Charlton Heights Cub Scouts by donating bottles and cans at 250 Lake Hill Road, Burnt Hills. Bottle drop in barn driveway available 24/7. (A)

Turkey Dinner

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

ALPLAUS – A Turkey Dinner on Saturday, November 10 from 5-7pm is hosted by Alplaus United Methodist Church. Cost: $9 adults; $5 kids ages 5-12; kids under age 5, free. Family Package for 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 5-12) is $25. Walk-ins welcome; take-outs available. Menu: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie and beverage. Diners are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the SICM Food Pantry. Church is located at Brookside Avenue in Alplaus and is handicapped accessible. Call 518-399-6000 or visit www.alplausumc.org. (A)

Bus Trip to New York City

Great Biblical Stories Celebrated in Song

Urgent Need for Volunteers

CAPITAL REGION – The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library will sponsor a bus trip to NYC for any event of your choice on Saturday, December 15. As-

BALLSTON LAKE – You are cordially invited to AGAPE, a dramatic musical reflection on the sacred stories.


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Bulletin Board The great biblical stories of Creation, Exodus, the Last Supper and Jesus’ Crucifixion will be celebrated in song with the contemporary words of Chief Seattle, Rev. Martin Luther King and Dorothy Day. Join this Our Lady of Grace Church Anniversary event on Sunday, November 11 at 3pm. The concert is free and all are welcome. For information email kristinm@nycap. rr.com (A)

Performance by Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus SARATOGA/GALWAY – “A Musical Odyssey” presented by Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus on November 9, 7pm at Galway Central School’s Annual Coffee House, high school gymnasium. This program is funded in part by a Saratoga Program for Arts Funding (SPAF) Grant. For additional information, please see website at saratogasoundtrack.org or contact Fran Pinto at fran@saratogasoundtrack.org or call 4887819. (A)

Artists and Crafts People Wanted ROTTERDAM JCT. – Applications are now being accepted for the Mabee Farm Holiday Fair to be held Saturday, November 17 from 9am-4pm at the George Franchere Education Center, next door to the Mabee Farm Historic Site on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction. Only original handmade items will be accepted. For more information and an application call (518) 8875073 or email: mabeefarm@gmail.com (A)

Boy Scout Bottle & Can Drive GLENVILLE – Boy Scout Troop 65, chartered by the Church of the Immaculate Conception, conducts a returnable bottle and can collection drive and accepts used printer cartridges for recycling on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9am-12noon at the Church located at 400 Saratoga Road (Rte. 50) in Glenville. Follow the signs at the entrance of the parking lot of the Church to the Boy Scout Troop 65 garage. The Scouts will unload the returnables from your vehicle. (A)

Organization Seeks Board Members CAPITAL REGION – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness organization is looking for Board Members. Jo-

seph Michael Kolarcik Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides financial assistance to families of stillborn and unexpected infant loss. Please come join us and help make a difference. Contact Cynthia at 518-878-9000 or visit online at www.jmkf.org. JMKF breaking the silence and remembering our Angels. (A)

Continuing Art Show SCHENECTADY – Fine Art Photography of Ann Norsworthy-Rigley, “Urban Scenes, London - Schenectady - Paris” a collection of works reflecting the textures, people, and unique vision of Ms. Norsworthy-Rigley’s contemplative, dynamic and complex photographic style. On display at Ambition Coffee & Eatery, 154 Jay Street, Schenectady thru November 30. Hours: Mon.-Wed., 8am-4pm; Thurs. & Fri. 8am-8pm; Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 9am-3pm. Extended hours during shows at Proctors. (518) 382-9277. (A)

Lecture & Book Signing Rescheduled ROTTERDAM JCT. – The lecture and book signing by Len Tantillo for his new book: “The Edge of New Netherland” originally scheduled for Saturday, September 29 at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction, has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 10 at 2pm. Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main St., Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150; (518) 887-5073. (A)

Free Acoustic Coffee House FULTONVILLE – All Free Acoustic Coffee House from 6:30-10pm the first Saturday of every month, held downstairs of the Fultonville Methodist Church on Montgomery Street in Fultonville. The no admission, no donation Acoustic Coffee House is a no alcohol event and is open to all types of music as long as NO vulgarity, doesn’t offend anybody and acoustic instruments only, (bongos, shakers and tambourines good replacements for drums). New performer every 9 to 13 minutes! Check out some pictures of shows gone by in our Facebook Photos (Acoustic Coffee House in Fultonville, NY). Come down and sing, play, recite, perform or just enjoy some free food and beverage while listening to some great music and some very skilled and talented people. Upcoming Acoustic Coffee House show: December 1. For additional information, call 518.853.4964. (A)


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Bulletin Board We hope to see you there! (A)

Seeking Tax Assistance Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – TaxAide, the free income tax assistance program sponsored by AARP Foundation and the IRS, is seeking volunteers for the coming tax season. TaxAide volunteers answer questions and prepare and file returns for low to moderate-income taxpayers and seniors from February 1 to April 15 at sites in the Capitol District. Volunteers typically participate one day per week, with flexible schedules to accommodate volunteer availability. Volunteers may be reimbursed for a moderate level of necessary travel expenses. No experience is required, but computer experience is helpful. Training will be provided in November and December. For further information, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide or call Ronald Streeter at 518877-5494. (A)

2013 Entertainment Books CAPITAL REGION – 2013 Entertainment Books are now available for immediate use. They are being sold for the benefit of St. Vincent DePaul Society, a charitable organization, which gives temporary help to people in need. You can get yours by calling Marion at 3993043. They are a great value at $30. We than you for your support!! (A)

Goodreads Book Club BURNT HILLS – The Burnt Hills Teen Reading Club is the Town Of Ballston Community Library’s virtual discussion group for teens. We will talk about our favorite books, have reading challenges and raffle prizes! Our Club is open to students in grades 7-12 and is a private group on goodreads.com that is not visible to non-members. Students can participate by signing up on goodreads.com, with parent permission. Interested parents are also welcome to join our online group. For more information please mail rdarling@ sals.edu. (A)

Catholic Central HS Class of ’67 Reunion CAPITAL REGION – Catholic Central High School, Troy, NY, Class of 1967 will hold its 45th Reunion at 6pm on November 24, at McGreivey’s Restaurant in Waterford. Invites to be mailed soon. Please contact Joe Jabour at (518) 271-6638 or JJABOUR@nycap.rr.com

Addition to Library Pass Program SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady County Public Library has added the ALCO Heritage Museum to its Library Pass Program. The Program is a partnership between the public library and area museums and cultural venues. Library patrons with a valid library card can sign out a pass – just like a book – to visit participating locations. Each pass offers free or reduced admission according to the terms for that pass. For more information and a full listing of passes, visit http://www.friendsofscpl.org or call 388-4508.The program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Library. (A)

Add Holiday Sparkle with Saratoga Soundtrack SARATOGA COUNTY – Our award-winning ensemble will provide unique entertainment for your next social event. Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus, a women’s a cappella group, sings a variety of music in fourpart harmony/barbershop style. Currently, we are the reigning Division AA Midsize Chorus Champions in Region 16 Sweet Adelines International! Whether you prefer a quartet, an octet or an entire chorus, we can customize a performance to please your patrons, party-goers, and your purse! Let’s get your party started! Contact: fran@saratogasoundtrack.org or call 518-488-7819. (A)

Looking for Veterans GLENVILLE – Wanted: A lot of good men & women who have served our country in combat, hostile fire and imminent danger duty. All current members of the Armed Forces and Veterans of combat related military service are invited to join our Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4660 (Mayfair-Glenville). Qualifying dates of military service are stated in your DD214 (separation document). In the absence of the DD214, Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay can be established through your pay records. If you choose to join us, the Post will pay for your first year’s dues! We meet at the East Glenville Firehouse at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For more information, please contact Larry Zeglen at 399-7559 or Bob Bishop 399-9249. Visit our website at www.vfwpost4660.com (A)


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Civic Opportunity for New Retirees

CAPITAL REGION – Sunday evenings (7-9pm). Openings for experienced B/BB players. A fun evening of competitive play in Glenville area. Contact Ed at 257-6903. (A)

SO. SARATOGA COUNTY – Care Links of Southern Saratoga County seeks new retirees. Are you about to retire? Will you give some of your time to your community by choosing a civic engagement opportunity that will help older adults? The Care Links Program of Community Human Services serves anyone 60+ who is trying to remain in their home but needs some nonmedical supportive services for this to be possible. Transportation, shopping, visiting and chores are a few ways to serve. It is up to you to choose how much time and when you volunteer. Personal fulfillment is the reward. Please call 399-3262 for information. (A)

Help From a Caring Neighbor SO. SARATOGA COUNTY – When Mary came home from having a hip replacement, she found that she could not manage to do laundry. She could not go grocery shopping either. Family did not live nearby so she was relieved to have a volunteer from the Care Links’ Program of Southern Saratoga County give her a few hours each week for chores and shopping. If you would like someone to assist you by visiting, shopping, giving rides, handy-helping, or chores, Care Links can help you, too. Call 399-3262 for more information. (A)

CD Crossfire Girls Elite Fastpitch Softball CAPITAL REGION – 16U & 18U team has openings based on position. For tryout information please contact: Coach Sears at gsears@cdcrossfire.com Coach Baker at rbaker@cdcrossfire.com or visit our website at www.cdcrossfire.com (A)

NYS Free & Low-Cost Health Insurance SARATOGA REGION – New York State offers free and low-cost health insurance for children, teens and adults through: Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid. Free screening and enrollment services are available by calling toll free 1-888-242-1418. Please call our caring, professional staff for more information! We have 27 enrollment sites throughout the following counties: Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Washington Counties. (A)

Marriage Encounter Weekend CAPITAL REGION – For couples who desire to put the spark and romance back into their marriage, improve their communication, revitalize their relationship and get away for a weekend. Held at a local motel. Reservations required. Please go to www.wwme.org for contact information and weekend dates. (A)

Rare British Naval Jet Fighter Comes to ESAM GLENVILLE – The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is proud to announce the acquisition of an extremely rare jet fighter. British authorities at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, England, have agreed to the transfer of one of only three remaining Supermarine Scimitar F.1 strike fighters from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to the care of ESAM. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Avon 202 un-reheated turbojets, each of 11,250 lbs. thrust, the Scimitar was supersonic in a shallow dive. Serving only with the Royal Navy-- Nos. 700, 736, 800, 803, 804, 807 Squadrons and the Fleet Requirements Unit—the Scimitar was soon overtaken, technically, by other jets. It was withdrawn from frontline service in 1966. ESAM’s example is one of just three survivors from a production run of 76 (the other two aircraft are both in museums in England), so it represents a rare chance to see an early generation jet fighter. For more information, call 377-2191 x10. (A)

USS SLATER Open for Tours ALBANY – The USS SLATER is the only destroyer escort afloat in America, restored to WWII configuration. Regular hours for touring USS SLATER will be Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm, through November. Regular admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. In addition to general visitation, the ship is also available for group tours and overnight camping for organized youth groups. Call 431-1943 for additional information or visit the website at www.ussslater.org. (A)

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