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Bulletin Board FLAG DAY 5K & 10K

Whitney Book Corner Sale

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Plan Ahead Events of Albany & Saratoga is organizing the First Annual Flag Day 5K & 10K to be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Saratoga Spa State Park. This event will raise money to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The morning begins at 8 am with Day-of Registration and a Trade Show of local businesses supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. The race begins at 9 am. There will be raffles to enter to win, food vendors and music to enjoy. Runner Awards will start at approximately 10:30. Raffles and Exhibitor Booths will be open until 11:30 am, and the prizes will be given out at that time. Registration is now open for the event at www.etouches.com/FlagDay. Register soon as fees go up closer to the race date.About the Wounded Warrior Project: Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

SCHENECTADY - The Whitney Book Corner, 600 Union Street, Schenectady, will hold a sale on harcover fiction books from June 7-30 . Books will be $1.00. The store is open seven days a week, Monday-Friday, 10a.m.-4 p.m. (Thursday until 7 p.m.), Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Whitney Book Corner sells quality used books at reasonable prices as well as used audio books, records, CDs and DVDs. It is operated by the Friends of Schenectady County Public Library. Gift certificates are available. All proceeds benefit the library system.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Women’s Club BURNT HILLS / BALLSTON LAKE - The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Women’s Club announces that Jack Wells of the BH-BL Middle School and Isabela Maria Leach of the High School each were awarded First Place in the New York State General Federation of Women’s Clubs Creative Writing Contest given at the Convention in Albany. Ann Cotrupi, Club Member won First Place for short story and Gus Agar, third place for poetry.

FREE SWIM and OPEN HOUSE CHARLTON - Rediscover the carefree summers of the past at Little Troy Park located at 25 Old Stage Rd. in Charlton. Visit us for FREE on any ONE Saturday in June from 1:305pm. (no groups please!) Enjoy our large natural pond with sandy beach and gradual entrance for beginners as well as a large swim area with a raft for diving for advanced swimmers. Go to littletroypark.org or call Dina at 518 2805700 for more information.

Scholarship winner SCOTIA/GLENVILLE - The Scotia-Glenville Senior Citizens have announced the winners of the $1000.00 scholarships. Rachel Vullo, a senior at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and Amy Smith, a senior at Scotia-Glenville High School. Congratulations.

RUMMAGE SALE SCOTIA - Saturday, June 7. 9 AM - 2 PM, Bag Sale 1 PM. City View Church, 132 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia. Clothing, books, jewelry, baked goods, housewares, records/CDs and more.

New Skete Monastery Open House CAMBRIDGE - Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10am to 4pm in conjunction with the Cambridge Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival. Church tours at 11:00am & 1:00pm, New Skete cheesecake bakery tour at 12:30pm, puppy socialization demo at 1:30pm, dog training demo at 2:30pm, , chapel community’s bake and plant sale, un-guided hiking and gift shops. Taste of Cambridge at 5:00pm, behind the IGA in town; buy desserts and the nuns’ cheesecakes *times are subject to change. Free. 518-677-3928 ext. 214 karengladstone@ newskete.org. PO Box 128, Cambridge, NY 12816. www. newskete.org

3rd Annual “Get Your Rack Back” Cocktail Party Benefit Planned for June 7th CAPITAL DISTRICT - This “For the Community, By Community- Helping Families Affected by Cancer” annual event was inspired by breast cancer survivor and author Connie Bramer in hopes of paying it forward after her own personal battle with cancer. This year’s benefit is specifically intended to aid the American Cancer Society’s Hope Club and local non-profit organization floydwarriors.com whose mission is “Helping Families Cope With Cancer, One Household at a Time” by providing real help in the home while a family is enduring treatment for cancer. The Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick Street in Troy will provide the venue starting at 6:30pm featuring a variety of entertainment including live music, a caricature artist, Tarot Card reader, variety of raffles and generous silent auction items. Tickets are $65 and must be purchased in advanced by visiting getyourrackback.com.


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Bulletin Board Annual Election Galway Public Library GALWAY - The annual election of the Galway Public Library, 5264 Sacandaga Road, Galway, NY will take place at the library on June 10, 2014 from 1:00 – 8:00pm. For more information contact Library Director Michol Tuttle at 8826385 or mtuttle@sals.edu.

New Thought New York CHARLTON - is offering an 8-week class, “Spiritual Fitness” beginning June 10, 6:30-8:30 pm. This class in practical spirituality is designed to support spiritual transformation and to help students integrate spiritual awakening into their everyday lives. Offered on a donation basis. New Thought New York, Charlton. To register, call 423-3569 or email ntny@nycap.rr.com. For more info, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

PC Users Group Monthly meeting BURNT HILLS - Free & open to the public. Wednesday, June 11, at 6:30 pm. The meeting is held 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 “What is available at Microsoft Download Center “. For more information, please call Dave at 399-0359 .

KINGDOM BUILDERS MEETING SCOTIA - Kingdom Builders, a networking and referral group for Christian business owners, professionals, and job seekers will be meeting on Thursday, June 12 at 8 AM at Kings Dancers, 105 Mohawk Ave. in Scotia. There is no cost to attend and all industries and denominations are welcome. For more information contact (518) 301-0140 or email kingdombuilderscapitalregion@hotmail.com.

Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market 2014 Season BALLSTON SPA - The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market will open for the season on June 12 and continue through October 18. The market takes place every Thursday from 3 to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to Noon. The market is once again conveniently located in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street in the Village of Ballston Spa. This year ‘s market has been extended into October so customers will have the opportunity to purchase more fall produce, such as local apples. In addition to bringing local produce, plants, gourmet foods, baked goods and craft items into the Village, the

market has teamed up with several organizations, clubs, and businesses in the area this year to create fun events for kids that will be offered free of charge. These activities will take place at the Saturday morning markets, which will also feature live acoustic music by local musicians. From June 26 through August 28, the Thursday markets are directly followed by the free Concerts in the Park. For more information please contact the market sponsor, the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, at 885-2772, info@ballston.org, or visit their website www.ballston.org. Like us on Facebook!

2014 Relay For Life of Southern Saratoga Cancer Survivors CLIFTON PARK - The American Cancer Society is seeking cancer survivors to participate in 2014 Relay For Life. The Shenendehowa Community 2014 Relay For Life will be held at the Shenedehowa High School Track in Clifton Park from Friday, June 13th, 7pm to Saturday June 14th, 7am. Relay For Life is a Community gathering to participate in the fight against cancer, through fundraising, education, awareness of cancer prevention, treatment and patient support. All cancer survivors and caregivers are honored guest as the Relay starts with a “Survivors Lap” to celebrate the courage that the survivors and their families sustain in their livers. After the sun sets, “The Remember Ceremony” with hundreds of luminaria lights the track to remember those we lost to cancer and honor those fighting cancer and those who have won. At 11pm is the “Fight Back Ceremony. All three ceremonies are beautiful and very moving. There will be various activities planned for the entire night. Registration for survivors, caregivers and the public will begin at 6pm. For further information please call Kristine Revelle, Specialist at 518-220-6942 or visit the website at http:// events.cancer.org.

6TH ANNUAL HAM & TURKEY DINNER BURNT HILLS - The Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Rt. 50, Burnt Hills, will hold its 6th Annual Ham & Turkey Community Dinner on Sat. June 14, 4:30-7:00PM. Dinner menu is Meat, Homemade Potato & Green Salad, Homemade Desserts and Beverage. Eat-in or Take- out. Tickets will be available on Saturday May 24 at Mail N More, 690 Saratoga Rd., Burnt Hills or the Church Office Mon- Fri. 8AM-1PM. Adults $10.00, Children 5-10 $6.00, Children under 5 Free. Any questions call 399-5144.


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Bulletin Board Curtis Lumber To Host 5th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day! CAPITAL DISTRICT - Curtis Lumber will host their 5th annual pet adoption day Saturday, June 14, 2014 across select retail stores located throughout New York State and Vermont. The event is called “Curtis Lumber PetAPalooza.” Each store will host multiple pet adoptions/rescue groups. Many adoption rates will also be lowered for the day! Hundreds of animals from over 80 (to date) shelters and rescue groups will be available for adoption including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and horses. There will also be pet service providers in attendance such as local veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters and trainers offering valuable discounts off their services. Other events include dog house and 50/50 raffles, food, live radio broadcasts and more. Last year’s event resulted in over 400 animals finding new forever homes! Curtis Lumber’s President and Owner Jay Curtis and wife Kendra, along with the Curtis family of 600 plus employees are very excited to host this annual event. For a list of locations, participating shelters and rescue groups attending visit www.clpetapalooza or www.facebook.com/ clpetapalooza

PRE-FATHER’S DAY PIE SALE GLENVILLE - Centre Glenville United Methodist Church, Corner of Sacandaga and Bolt Roads (across from Glendaal School). SAT. JUNE 14, 9 AM - ? Pies - $9.50. Come early for best selection!

Making Sense of Sound @ miSci SCHENECTADY - June 14, 2014 – June 2015. miSci (museum of innovation and science). 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. 518-382-7890/www.miSci.org -Free with admission. Discover sound with hands-on fun from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Play and experiment, make some noise, and listen. Explore hearing, human speech and communication. Experience – as never before – the nature of sound, the ways we perceive it, and how we listen. This exhibit will run through June 2015 and replaces Notion of Motion which closes June 2, 2014. Making Sense of Sound at miSci is presented through the generosity of Neil and Jane Golub and National Grid.

Call for Artists SCHENECTADY - The Upper Union Street, Schenectady, BID is seeking artists for the 9th Annual Strawberry Fest & Art Show on Saturday, June 14 from 10am – 3pm. Individual artist fee is $30. The fee is waived for students. Registration forms are available on line at www.upperunionbid.org or by contacting Nell Burrows at (518) 370-0662

or nburrows@nycap.rr.com.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CAPITAL DISTRICT - Join the Music Company Orchestra for their Summer Concert Series featuring popular patriotic and pops music. All concerts are free and open to the public. Sunday, June 15, 2:00 pm. Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park; Sunday, June 22, 7:00 pm. Freedom Park (next to Jumpin’ Jacks), Scotia; Sunday, June 29, 4:00 pm. North Bennington Village School , 9 School Street, Bennington, VT. Joint benefit concert with Sage City Symphony. Visit our website www.mcomusic.org for more information and “like” us on Facebook. The Music Company Orchestra is a 60-piece all volunteer community orchestra, conducted by Dr. Gerald Lanoue, that performs free concerts throughout the Capital District.

FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION REXFORD - Dads are so important in our lives! We thank God for the difference you make. We’d like to warmly invite you and your family to our June 15th Father’s Day celebration (and yes, It’s free!). Come enjoy great food including a chicken bar-b-q, fun games and activities and relax with new and old friends. Picnic begins at 11:45 (following our 10:30 worship service) Faith Baptist Church, 11 Glenridge Road, Rexford. For directions and information visit our website and www.faithcrossroads.org.

BALLSTON LAKE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING BALLSTON LAKE - The Ballston Lake Improvement Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 17 at 7PM at the Ballston Lake Fire House, Route 146-A. The agenda will include presentations on important water quality and environmental issues by BLIA officers. Town of Ballston Councilman Bill Goslin and Town of Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett will speak briefly on the status of sewer and water projects in their respective towns. The public is welcome. Please note this is a date change. The web site is www.ballstonlakeimprovementassociation.org.

Strawberry Social REXFORD - Amity Reformed Church, 335 Riverview Road, Rexford, will be holding its annual Strawberry Social on Thursday, June 19th from 6-8pm. The event will be held rain or shine and the cost is by donation. Please visit the church website at www.amityreformed church.org for directions to the church.


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CHARLTON - June 22, 1-3 p.m. Strawberry shortcake and ice cream! Live fiddle music! Harmony Hall Community Center will host its annual Strawberry Festival at Harmony Hall, 1401 Peaceable St, Charlton, NY (corner of Rte. 67 & Peaceable St). $4.00 adults, $2.00 kids (612), children 5 and under are free. Info: 882www.harmonycorners.org

Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held at 6:15pm Monday evenings June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4 and August 18, 2014. Registration is $5 day-of. This is a low-key, fun event topped off by light refreshments and unusual raffle prizes. Please bring your own water. Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, the Jake Fund (a local preschooler who is facing multiple leg operations) and a local nonprofit. For more information, call Laura Clark at 581-1278 or email laura@ saratogastryders.org or visit www.saratogastryders.org.

HOST A STUDENT FROM SPAIN July 1-25! CAPITAL DISTRICT - STEP- a Non Profit Organization is seeking host families for 25 students from the Northern Region of Spain. Ages range from 15-17. Students have their own health insurance, and spending money. In anever shrinking world, this is a great opportunity to establish global friendships, many of which last a lifetime. It provides an fun filled opportunity to learn about another culture while on summer vacation. Please act quickly, as we expect many families to be excited about this opportunity. 518-365-1834 or nyexchangestudents@gmail.com - Share Your America, and make a new friend this summer!

Saratoga County Fair Exhibitor Handbooks are Available BALLSTON SPA - Saratoga County Fair is looking for entries, exhibitors, and all kinds of participants. The 2014 Saratoga County Fair Exhibitor Handbooks are printed and available online at www.saratogacountyfair.org and in print at feed and grain stores, garden centers, Curtis Lumber, Allerdice Building Supply, AC Moore, Agway, Hewitt’s, libraries and town halls in Saratoga County and at The Saratoga County Fair office at 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa and at the Cooperative Extension office, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Deadline for entries is July 12, 2014. Departments and shows include cattle, draft and saddle horses, goats, bees & honey, farm produce, flowers, culinary, home arts, fine arts, antiques, talent show, sheep,fair pageants, edu-

cation, Grange, 4-wheel-drive pull and conservation. The 173rd Annual Saratoga County Fair opens on July 22, 2014 and runs through July 27, 2014 from 9am to midnight daily. Get all the details in your 2014 Saratoga County Fair Exhibitor Handbook or visit the web site, www.saratogacountyfair.org and click on “Forms” on the right side of the home page. For more information, call the Saratoga County Fair office at 885-9701.

Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons 50th Reunion CAPITAL DISTRICT - The 1964 Class of Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons is holding a 50th Reunion at Lanthiers Grove, Latham on July 26th. If you have not yet been notified and wish to attend call Marianne at (518) 496-3541or email notredamebishopgibbons1964@outlook.com. You may also contact us on Facebook at Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons Class of 1964.

6th Annual Tri-State Poker Run CAPITAL DISTRICT - New York State Chapter 19-1 Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Assocation presents the 6th Annual Tri-State Poker Run, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Registration will be between 10am-11am. Starts and finishes at Veterans of Lansingburgh Club, 777 1st Ave., Troy. $20 Riders; $10 Passengers. (includes food/beer/soda & entertainment). Prizes and raffles. Proceeds to benefit Fisher House. For details please contact: Lisa Saunders 518-275-3843 or email kevindougherty34@yahoo.com

Music Haven’s ‘Blue Sunday’ 25th Anniversary Gala SCHENECTADY - Sunday, July 27 5:00p to 10:00p. The Music Haven Stage & Park Pavilion in Schenectady’s Central Park . Music Haven’s ‘Blue Sunday’ 25th Anniversary Gala, Sunday, July 27, 5:00p to 10:00pm in Schenectady’s Central Park. 5 PM pre-concert Champagne BBQ under Central Park’s Thomas Isabella Pavilion, catered by Home Style Caterers with upscale BBQ buffet with steak and chicken off the grill, peak summer vegetables and varietal salads, plus dessert, beer, wine & soft drinks. At 7pm the party joins the audience with reserved seating at the Music Haven Stage for a performance by legendary bluesman James “Superharp” Cotton with special guest Matt Mirabile. Dessert afterglow backstage follows the concert. County Legislator and community stalwart, Karen B. Johnson, who was Mayor 25 years ago when the world-class concerts at Music Haven began, will be honored for her continued support of Music Haven. Kathleen and Phillip Morris are the Honorary Committee Chairs. The gala benefits Music Haven’s free, world-class concert series. Summer casual attire. Tickets at $75 each are available online at www.musichavenstage.


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ACCEPTING EXHIBITOR APPLICATIONS ROUND LAKE - The Village of Round Lake is now accepting exhibitor applications for 2014 Round Lake Arts & Craft fair, August 9 & 10. Deadline for discounted rate is July 1st. Looking for high quality, artisans who make all their own goods. No resale items will be accepted. We cannot accept any more jewelers, as the category has already been filled. To download a copy of the application, visit www. roundlakevillage.org. For more information, please contact the village office at 899-2800.

COLUMBIA HS 1970-1979 ALUMNI PARTY 2014 CAPITAL DISTRICT - The annual CHS Classes of the ‘70s Alumni Party is set for Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the E.G. Town Park. Cost of $20/person includes hot/cold picnic buffet and soft drinks (BYOB). To obtain a flyer/registration form contact CAROLINE LYNCH ZEYAK at 518-928-3223 elvis628@fairpoint.net, TAMMY BUB WELLS at 518-273-6506 tammy.wells758@gmail.com, or HELENE MAYONE REED at 518-527-9623 helene_reed2005@yahoo.com. Welcoming Class of ’74 on their 40th anniversary! Mark your calendars! Pass the word! Look forward to seeing you!

K’S KAMP FOR KIDS SARATOGA SPRINGS - S.T.E.P. (Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program)  K’s Horse Kamp for Kids.  Hands on mounted & non-mounted world of the horse, Arts and Crafts, Farm field exploration, Music.  Weekly August 11th – August 15th.  For registration forms and information call 374-5116. STEP  at New Forest Equestrian. Call (518) 374.5116 or email stepatnfec@yahoo.com

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.

18th Annual Irish 2000 Festival BALLSTON SPA – The celebration that is midway to St. Pat-

rick’s Day -- the Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival -- takes over the Saratoga County Fairgrounds on Sept. 12 and 13 with new groups and old favorites. The festival features more than 25 performers and two days of all things Irish. It opens at 5 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, with performances by Kilrush, Scythian, Clan na Gael and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. On Saturday, Sept. 13, Irish 2000 opens at 10 a.m. and continues until midnight, with three stages of non-stop music and a fourth stage where Irish dance takes the center. Discounted tickets will be available through Price Chopper’s Tickets to Go program starting on August 3 or through the festival website through Sept. 11. Those using their Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card receive an additional $1 the advance sale prices. Advance sale Friday only tickets are $16, Saturday only tickets are $18. A two-day pass is available by advance sale only at $29. At the gate, tickets for Friday only are $20. Tickets for Saturday only are $25 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free. All sales at the gate are cash only. There is a $3 parking fee. Additional information about the 18th Annual Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival is available by calling 1-888-414-3378. or visiting irish2000fest.com.

Ballston Spa High School Reunion CAPITAL DISTRICT - The class of 1964 Ballston Spa High School 50th reunion committee is looking for classmates who are interested in attending a reunion on Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 at the Ballston Spa Country Club. If you have not yet been notified and wish to attend, please call or email Maureen at (518) 587-3280 (MoeJoeHick@aol.com) or Lenny at (518) 490-2312 (lleaper2000@gmail.com.) You may also e-mail us on Facebook at BSHS Class of 1964 with your contact information.

Granville Lions Club Summer Furniture Sale GRANVILLE - We sell World Famous Furniture to use at your pool, patio, porch, deck or the beach. We are located behind the Post Office, off Main St. in Granville. Open every Friday 5-8pm and Sat. 10-2pm from May until Labor Day. In the over 50 years we have been selling furniture, we have donated over 2 million dollars to local, state, national and world charities including hundreds of eye exams and glasses; scholarships; the purchase of a home for senior citizens with continued support; and funds to local fire companies, rescue squads, scouts, special camps for children with special needs, local cultural events, libraries and museums, Christmas programs for needy families, 4th of July Kids Days, Little League programs, winter skating, a skate board park, playgrounds, Glens Falls Assoc. of Hearing Impaired and Sight Soc. and many more great programs. So, please come and support us by buying your summer furniture;


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BURNT HILLS/BALLSTON LAKE CLASS OF 64 CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Class of 1964 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School 50th Reunion Committee is gathering information from classmates to share details of our upcoming celebration. The 50th Reunion weekend will be October 10-12, 2014. We will have our usual get together on Fri. Oct. 10th at Carney’s. The Saturday night event will be held at the Clifton Park Elks Club. It will be a great weekend. Plan to be there. Please send your contact information to Barb (Ross)Oberdieck boberdieck@aol.com or Bill Wigley b94w@aol.com

SARATOGA NATIONAL CEMETERY HONOR GUARD ASSOCIATION SCHUYLERVILLE - The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association is a VOLUNTEER organization. Membership in the organization is restricted to active duty, reservists, national guard and any honorably discharged veterans of war and/or peace time service of all branches of service. You MUST have proof of eligibility. Please feel free to visit our web site at: www.snchga.com or contact our Adjutant at: image.347@verizon .net . We are always looking for volunteers (male or female) to become members. You will be trained and issued our uniform.

SHARE THE BEAUTY OF YOUR COMMUNITY WITH A FRESH AIR CHILD THIS SUMMER CAPITAL DISTRICT - This summer, share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air child while enjoying the pure joys of summer in your own backyard! Thousands of volunteer host families in rural, suburban, and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada open their hearts and homes to New York City children from low-income communities through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family program. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Host families open their homes to children who might not otherwise be able to enjoy a summer away from New York City. Fresh Air children experience simple pleasures like running barefoot through the grass, swimming in a cool lake, and gazing at star-filled skies. Through the eyes of Fresh Air children, families often rediscover the beauty of their own communities. For more information on how you can make summer special for a Fresh Air child, contact Tenniel Hansen at 518-441-4407 or visit The Fresh Air Fund at

www.freshair.org.

STEP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SARATOGA SPRINGS - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 ( c ) 3 not -for –profit organization, is seeking VOLUNTEER POOP PICKERS, SIDEWALKERS,HORSE LEADERS, PAPER JOCKEYS, AND WRANGLERS to care for its program horses, provide help with lessons for special needs children & adults, fix and repair the facility and promote fundraising. Horse is experience is not needed but a plus. A caring heart and a love of CHILDREN & HORSES is a must! Call (518) 374.5116 or email stepatnfec@yahoo.com

ARE YOU A FAMILY MEMBER IN CRISIS? GLENVILLE – Families Anonymous is a free support group for family and friends of a loved one who is suffering from alcohol, drugs, or other addictive behavior. Meetings are every Monday at 7:15 pm at Conifer Park (not associated), 79 Glenridge Road, Glenville, off main lobby in room 117. You are not alone and there is help. Come listen to other FA members, become stronger, and learn new ways to improve the situation. For more information, contact Jerry or Vera at 518-283-4147, or e-mail klandktsdad@aol.com (enter FA Group in subject).

SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Tri-State Emergency team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches. This includes all aspects of field and underwater search. The tri-state emergency team responds when requested by NYS forest rangers and other police agencies throughout New York State, Western vermont and massachesettes. We are looking for certified scuba divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general who wish to help people in need. The team will provide training and complete support as needed. Our headquarters is located in Waterford. Applicants need not live in Waterford to volunteer. If interested, please call 518-237-6744 or visit our website at www.tristateemergencyteam.org

VOLUNTEER DIVERS NEEDED CAPITAL DISTRICT - The Tri-State Emergency Team (One of the oldest organized dive teams in America) located in Waterford, NY is looking for BASIC CERTIFIED SCUBA DIVERS to help with underwater search and recovery operations throughout western Vermont, western Massachusetts, and NY. To learn more simply call: (518) 237-6744 OR download an application from our website at: www. tri-stateemergencyteam.org


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Bulletin Board Community Zumba Gold® Class Announced GLENVILLE - Zumba Gold® is a class designed to take the exciting Latin and international dance rhythms from the original Zumba® and bring them to the senior and beginner populations. This class will emphasize the basics. It is easy to follow, so any age and any fitness level can do it! This program is guaranteed to provide the participant with a safe and effective total body workout. Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm located at 32 Worden Road, Glenville NY 12302 (Glenville Senior Center Building). Call 399-8118 for more information.

TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly GLENVILLE - meets every Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville. Please check us out if you would like a fresh start and looking to change your weight loss routine. For more info, please call 374-9659.

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

ARE YOU A NURSING MOTHER? GLENVILLE - The Breastfeeding USA: Capital Region NY Chapter’s Breastfeeding Cafe is now meeting from 10:15 to noon on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in the Training Room of the East Glenville Fire Department, 433 Saratoga Road (Rt 50), Glenville. We welcome all women, together with their babies and children, who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding. Thank you for bringing quiet toys for your children, and a nutritious snack to share. In bad weather, we follow Glenville and Burnt Hills school closings. For more information, email normaBfUSA@ gmail.com

A CHANCE TO MAKE LIFE EASIER SO. SARATOGA CO. - Care Links of Southern Saratoga County offers non medical help to 60+ seniors in Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Malta, Mechanicville, Ballston and Charlton. Friendly visiting, respite assistance, “handy helping”, and chores are some ways you can benefit from free services. Volunteers who are retired and stay at home moms

are some who give back to their community. Are you wondering how much longer it is going to be possible for you to live in your home? Call us to ask about this program and how it might make life easier. The Care Links number is 399-3262.

Calling All Mentors! CAPITAL DISTRICT - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently looking for mentors in the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. Immediate needs are to support girls in Hudson Falls, South Glens Fall, Glens Falls, Shenendehowa, and Ballston Spa school districts. If you have time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and would like to have a positive impact on a girl in your community, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance.com.

Tops of Galway GALWAY - Looking to take weight off!!! 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

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.


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