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Bulletin Board Vendors Wanted CAPITAL REGION - Vendors are sought for the second annual Button Bonanza hosted by the Half Moon and Mohawk Valley Button Clubs to be held 9 AM- 4 PM Saturday, November 2nd at the Saratoga Knights of Columbus Hall. All vendors must have buttons, crafts with buttons or button related items to sell. For more information, contaact Kirsti at 518-869-8125 or Kathy at 518-393-3156. Please sign up by August 31st.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Chicken BBQ GLENVILLE - BROOKS BBQ. Tuesday, August 6th, 4:00 7:00 p.m. 547 Saratoga Road (Route 50), Glenville. Chicken halves: $7; Chicken dinners: $10 (half chicken, baked potato, dinner roll, coleslaw, dessert and drink). Take-Out Only.

PC Users Group Monthly Meeting BURNT HILLS - Free & open to the public. Wednesday, August 21, 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 “ Googles “Sketch up”, 3D modeling. For more information, please call Dave at 399-0359 .

Giant Warehouse Sale SCHENECTADY - Schenectady Home Furnishings Program will be offering a special Giant Warehouse Sale on Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, 9-1 at the Stanford United Methodist Church, State St and Consaul Rd. Household items, small appliances, home decor, furniture and much more will be featured.

Mabee Farm Historic Site Classes ROTTERDAM JUNCTION - Applications are now being accepted for the following classes at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1080 Main St. (Route 5S), Rotterdam Junction, NY: Perennial Design II: Construction and Design – Saturday, September 14 from 9 am – 12 pm. Tuition is $35. + $5. Materials.Beginning Blacksmithing – Saturday, October 5 from 9 am – 4 pm. Tuition is $150. (includes materials). Victorian Wall Hanging Doll Ornaments – Saturday, October 26 from 1 pm – 5 pm. Tuition $30. + $20.Materials. Registration required. Call (518) 887-5073 for an application. Mabee Farm Historic site, 1080 Main St (Rte 5s), Rotterdam Junction, NY (518) 887-5073

Feast of the Transfiguration REXFORD - St. Andrew Episcopal Missionary Church (EMC) will celebrate early the annual Feast of the Transfiguration

of Christ on Sunday, August 4 at 9 A.M. in Rexford United Methodist Church. Following the service will be refreshments and fellowship. For more information, see the website at:, or contact Father Kenneth Bailey at 857-3456.

Steak & Lobster Fest SCHENECTADY - Schenectady Day Nursery’s 13th Annual Steak & Lobster Fest on Thursday, August 15 from 5-8 pm in the Picnic Pavilion in Schenectady’s Central Park. Steak & Lobster dinners to “Eat In” or Drive Thru “Take-Out” Entertainment by Quickstep, Beer / Wine Cash Bar. Benefits Schenectady Day Nursery. Tickets $45 or $75 for Surf & Turf at available at the Open Door Bookstore, 128 Jay St.; Nott Street Office (formerly Parcel Post Plus), 2215 Nott St.; and Hartz Family Cleaners, 1714 Upper Union Street. Further information is at or call 518 374-3092.

Round Lake Arts & Crafts Show ROUND LAKE - 28th Annual Round Lake Juried Arts and Craft Show to be held Saturday August 17th, 9 - 5 and Sunday August 18th, 10 - 4 to benefit the Round Lake Library. Free Admission - Free Parking. There will be crafters, food, Smith Orchard Pies, whole or by the slice, Music by the Burnt Hills Melody Makers and a Giant Booksale in the Auditorium at 2 Wesley Avenue. There will be a preview at the Auditorium Friday August 16th from 4 - 8 for early book hunters with an admission fee of $20.00 The book sale is free Saturday 8/17 from 8 to 5 and Sunday August 18th 9 - 4. All proceeds from the book sales will also benefit the Round Lake Library. Exit 11 off the Northway or West of Route 9 at Village of Round Lake Entranceway. Contact: Village Office 899-2800.

Worship & Fellowship at BHUMC BURNT HILLS - The Fall worship services and fellowship times at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Route 50 will begin with two services 9:30am and 10:30am starting Sunday, September 15, 2013. Sunday school classes for ages 2 yrs. thru senior high will be held during the 10:30am service. Childcare will be available during both services for infants and children up to 2 yrs. Coffee and refreshments are provided following each service offering a chance to meet with your friends, neighbors, and church leaders. For more information call 399-5144 or visit our web site at

BH/BL Community Day BALLSTON LAKE, NY ---- The Annual Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Community Day is set for Saturday, August 10. The celebration begins with the “DanRan 5K Run/Walk” starting at 9am from Stevens Elementary School, Lakehill Rd., Ballston Lake. The event continues from 4-10PM at Fire-

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Bulletin Board men’s Grove, Main Street, Ballston Lake where a Steak Dinner ($13 each / $25 for two dinners) will be served. Local bands include “Rusty Old Guys,”“Dead Spartans,” and Boothill Band” on stage in the Grove. An a la carte menu includes steamed clams, clam chowder, hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries. A bake sale, raffles, and food and beverages will be available from 4pm on. The day ends with a bang with Fireworks by Alonzo sponsored by Morris Ford. Register for the DanRan Race at www.areep. com. All Proceeds will benefit the Danny G. Ward Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dan Ward was a popular member of the community who was an active runner, member of the Ballston Lake Fire Department and bartender at Carney’s Tavern.

Whitney Book Corner Sale SCHENECTADY - The Whitney Book Corner, 600 Union Street, Schenectady, will hold a sale on vinyl records from Aug. 3-18. Records will sell for $.50.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. All proceeds benefit the library system.

Free Community Lunch BURNT HILLS - The Burnt Hills United Methodist Church is offering a free Lunch on Thursday August 15th. Assorted sandwiches, veggies dish, dessert, and several beverages. All are welcomed.

School Supplies Needed CLIFTON PARK - Members of the Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance in partnership with Captain’s Youth Services are looking for donations of school supplies. There are numerous children throughout the area whose families can’t afford to buy the needed supplies for school. All items can be dropped off at Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance at 15 Crossing Blvd. until August 30th. These items will then be donated to Captain’s Youth Services for distribution to area families.

Vendors Needed CLIFTON PARK - Non-food vendors are needed for the 7th Annual Clifton Park Elks Car, Truck and Bike Show to be held on Saturday, September 14th from 9 AM until 4 PM. The event will be held at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Road in Ballston Lake. We are seeking vendors, especially automotive-related, to sell their products during the show. Outdoor Space is $30.00 per 12’ x 20’ area. Space is limited. Vendor applications will be accepted until September 1, 2013. Please contact John Harrington, Car

Show Chairman, at or 518-3221551.

A Night Out with Strata and I am I can! CAPITAL DISTRICT - Looking for a casual, fun, mid-week evening out? Join I am I can at Strata restaurant for dinner on Tuesday, August 13th. Strata, formerly known as 51 Front, is located at 51 Front Street in Ballston Spa. You can view their delicious menu and learn more at https:// They are generously donating 15% of proceeds from the evening of August 13th to I am I can. Proceeds will support I am I can in expanding our programs and outreach. I am I can selectively partners mentors and high school girls who enrich each other’s lives. One of our students says, “I have often heard that knowledge is power. Until recently, I did not know what that meant.  Knowledge gives you the power to lend a hand to those in need, not only financially, but through support and guidance.  I have a mentor who has helped me tremendously with achieving my aspirations and preparing me for the future.  I plan to one day follow in the footsteps of my mentor and help other young women.  It is my belief that success is of no importance unless you use it towards the benefit of others.” You can learn more about I am I can on our website at or by contacting our founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010  ext 102. We’ll see you there!

Craft Fair CHARLTON - The Charlton Presbyterian Church will hold their Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, September 14. The church is located on Charlton Road in the Village of Charlton. We are seeking venders for indoor spaces and outdoor spaces. Any questions please call Louise Peterson at 9825841

Yoga for Kids GLENVILLE - at the Glenville YMCA- This class is a fun and playful format for kids ages 7-11 years old. Kids will practice yoga games, yoga poses, and balance exercises. Breathing activities will also be explored to calm, relax and focus the mind and body. This class takes place outdoors, and children need to bring a beach towel. Class takes place on Tuesdays at 9am through August 27; call 399-8118 for more information.

Honor Our Vets Car Show ALBANY - Vietnam Veterans of America announces it’s 4th annual car show. The event will be held on Saturday, August 3, 10am-3pm (Rain date: August 4) - at Stratton VAMC, 113 Holland Ave., Albany. All vehicles welcome. Registration: $10 minimum (please be generous). Dash

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Bulletin Board plaques for first 250 cars. 40 trophies awarded at 3:00 PM. DJ Andy Narzynski, food by Sandies Smokehouse Cafe and Orapello’s Wood Fired Pizza. Admission is free for spectators. Presentation of Colors at noon. Trivia contest, silent auction, door prizes. Proceeds to go to VA Voluntary Services to benefit Hospitalized Veterans. Presented by Vietnam Veterans of America chapter’s 8 & 79. Contact (518) 664-7466, or

Kingdom Rock CLIFTON PARK - Everyone is invited to Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Rt 146, Clifton Park! For children 4 yrs old through entering 4th grade, it’s Aug 12 to Aug 16, 2013 from 9 am to noon. Kids will sing catchy songs, play games, eat yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, and test Sciency Gizmos they take home. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finale—a celebration family members and friends are encouraged to join! Please sign up by August 7. Call 518-371-7964, Ext 12. To register your child you can go to

Artists & Craftspeople Wanted ROTTERDAM JUNCTION - There is still space left for artists and craftspeople for the 10th Annual Mabee Farm Arts & Crafts Festival to be held Saturday, August 24th from 10 am – 4 pm. For more information and an application call (518) 887-5073 or email: Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1080 Main St., Route 5S, Rotterdam Junction, NY

The Giants of Industry - Narrated Tour SCHENECTADY - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013; 2 p.m. Chris Hunter- Curator at the Museum of Innovation & Science, formerly the Schenectady Museum, leads this tour featuring the lives of scientists, inventors, industrialists, and visionaries who built Schenectady – “The city that lights and hauls the world.” Rain or Shine. Location: Meeting at Caretaker’s House at 907 State Street. Donations: $7 per person, children under 12 free, handicap accessible. Please call 3460423 for further information.

First Friday Devotional Service SCHENECTADY - St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, located at 600 State Street, (corner of State and Lafayette Streets), Schenectady, is announcing its special First Friday Devotional Services. On Friday, August 2, 2013, following the 12:15 p.m. Mass, there will be Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, including exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The public is cordially invited. St. Joseph’s Church is handicapped accessible and parking is available in the parking lot behind the church. More information is available by calling 374-4466, Ext. 13.

Free Concert – Praise In The Park! SCOTIA - Please join us for an evening of Christian music in beautiful Freedom Park, Scotia, on Friday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. Free parking, lots of green space for kids to run around. Bring lawn chairs and treat the family to a Jumpin Jacks burger or ice cream! Faith Baptist Church in Rexford will provide uplifting Christian music and free stickers for all guests -- young and young at heart!

Golf Tournament to Benefit the Joan Nicole Prince Home CAPITAL REGION - Monday, August 19, 2013 at Mohawk Golf Club, 1849 Union Street, Schenectady. 7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start. 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Awards. $175 per player includes: Continental Breakfast, Golf Cart, Snacks & Lunch. Lunch Only - $30. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Joan Nicole Prince Home, 22 Glenview Drive, Scotia. Call 346-5471 or e-mail for additional information The Joan Nicole Prince Home, a community home for the terminally ill, is now offering caregiver training to the community as well as potential volunteers. Utilize the Home’s experience and reputation to educate you in “hands-on” caregiving skills.

Healing Service CAPITAL REGION - Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Diocesan Service Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Announcement. August 11, 2013 (Sunday), 1:00pm to 5:00pm. LaSalle Institute (Lower gym off parking lot), 174 Williams Rd, Troy (next to HVCC). Guest Speaker: Fr. Ralph DiOrio. All are Welcome, please bring a friend. Early Registration Fee $20.00 (make check to DSC, P.O.Box 38, Clifton Park, NY @ door Fee: $25.00. For information Call: 518-371-7911 or 518-237-7391.

Payroll Superstition MythBusters LATHAM - American Payroll Association, Nation’s Leader in Payroll Education, NYS Capital Region Chapter presents 2013 Annual Statewide Payroll Conference. Friday, September 13, 2013. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. At The Century House, 997 New Loudon Road (Route 9), Latham. Register now for this unique and innovative payroll conference. Admission $175.00. Speaker’s are sure to inform and entertain, while you network with peers, partners and prospects. Dr Thomas J Denham, MCDP. Careers in Transition LLC; Dona Fragnoli, Motivational Speaker & Trainer, The Pebble Effect LLC. Continental Breakfast ~ Coffee Breaks ~ Lunch Provided. Contact for registration is Jacqueline Johnson and email is and her number is 518-464-5342.

Lawn Sale GLENVILLE - Believers Fellowship Center is hosting a large

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Bulletin Board lawn sale on Saturday, August 3 from 9 AM - 4 PM at 304 Swaggertown Road in Glenville. Great children’s clothes, furniture, and home goods. Proceeds to benefit the church’s renovation project.

Scholarship Awarded BURNT HILLS/BALLSTON LAKE -The Scholarship Committee of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Women’s Club selected Caley Pantalone, who graduated this month from BH-BL High School, to receive its scholarship award. Caley will be studying Visual Arts at Temple University. The award can be renewed for the Sophomore year. The Women’s Club has been granting these awards for over 50 years to a Senior at BH-BL High School.

10th Anniversary Walk & 5K Run for Autism SCHENECTADY - on September 21, 2013 at Central Park, Schenectady. Dedicated to increasing awareness of the issues faced by children and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Register at http://www. or call the Autism Society for further information (518) 3552191.

Nursery School Registration BURNT HILLS - The Burnt Hills United Methodist Christian Preschool is now accepting registrations for the Fall of 2013. The school has openings in the class for 3 year olds, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:0011:30. This class focuses on social development and basic skills such as colors, shapes and counting. It has a maximum enrollment of 12 students with 2 teachers. We also have limited openings in our Monday, Wednesday, Friday class for 4 year olds. This class focuses on Kindergarten readiness and takes a number of fun and educational field trips throughout the year. For more information about our classes, please call 399-5144 or Debbie at 399-6133. We will also take names for a waiting list for 4 year olds for the fall, if needed.

Melinda Stecher of Scotia on Dean’s List NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY - Melinda Stecher was named to the Niagara University academic dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify, students must attain a 3.25 academic grade-point average for the semester.

Dinosaurs! @ miSci SCHENECTADY - June 29 - September 29, 2013. miSci (museum of innovation and science, formerly Schenectady Museum) 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. 518-3827890/ Free with admission; free for miSci members This summer, roaring, robotic dinosaurs come

alive at miSci! Meet a 32-foot long Apatosaurus. Tremble at a growling 12-foot tall cousin of T-Rex. Watch dinosaur mothers tend their broods. There’s even a nest full of eggs ready to hatch! Discover 18 animatronic dinosaurs throughout the museum. Learn all about these prehistoric creatures in the dino dig site, fossil rubbing station, and other hands-on discovery areas. Free with admission. School Break & Summer Hours (beginning 6/25): Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 12 - 5 pm

TOPS (Take of Pound Sensibly) GALWAY - Real People Real Weight Loss. We are a support group for weight loss, and meet every Thursday night at 7:00 pm at Galway Lions Club on Ballston Galway Road in Galway. Come check us out or call for more info. First meeting is free. Call Susan at 309-3086 or Rose at 884-9785.

1968 B.H.B.L High School Reunion CAPITAL REGION - Saturday, August 24, 2013. 12:30-4:00. Pig ‘N Whistle, 654 Saratoga Rd., Burnt Hills, N.Y. Contact or for additional details.

Scholarship Winners Announced SCOTIA / GLENVILLE - The Scotia-Glenville Senior Citizens are proud to announce the winners of the $1,000 scholarships: Giovanna Giovannone and Stephanie Kat, seniors at Scotia-Glenville High School. Our congratulations to both seniors!

Columbia HS 1970-1979 Alumni Party CAPITAL DISTRICT - The annual CHS Classes of the ‘70s Alumni Party is set for Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the E.G. Town Park. Cost of $20/person includes hot/cold picnic menu and soft drinks (BYOB). To obtain a party flyer/registration form contact Caroline Lynch Zeyak at 518-928-3223, Tammy Bub Wells at 518-273-6506, or helene mayone reed at 518-527-9623 The Class of ’73 is having their 40th reunion on Friday night, August 16 – contact Fran Minissale for further details at 518-3553790 - then join us Saturday at the Town Park! Friend us on Facebook for updates: Columbia-hs East-Greenbushny. Look forward to seeing you!

“Pink Bows on Broadway” Seeks Nominations CAPITAL REGION -, Inc. ‘Helping Families Cope with Cancer, One Household at a Time” is currently seeking nominations during August for its ‘2013 Pink Bows on Broadway’ campaign. This fundraising effort will give individuals and businesses alike the opportunity to recognize a local hero who had battled breast cancer or fought alongside someone who has. All bows will be prominently

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Bulletin Board displayed on Broadway in Saratoga Springs during October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Nominees sought shall include: survivors, lost loved ones, physicians, fundraising warriors, special caregivers, family/friends, and any other person that deserves recognition for their involvement in the war against breast cancer. You may send along a brief description and photo with nomination form of your sponsored hero. During October, each bow will have a link to allow the public a chance to donate to their floydwarriors. com in honor of their ‘Bow on Broadway’ Hero. All proceeds from the campaign will benefit, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide real help in the home for families undergoing cancer treatment. All nominations must be submitted by September 1, 2013. Log onto for nomination form and additional information or call (518) 429-0461.

Interested In Opening Your Home To An International Student? CAPITAL REGION - The International Center is seeking local host families for high school foreign exchange students from Eurasia for the 2013-14 academic year. Host families can include single parents, retirees, empty nesters, individuals, domestic partners, couples with no children, or parents with young or teenage children. Hosts need only to provide a bed, a quiet place to study, meals, and transportation to/from school activities. For information on this U.S. Department of State sponsored opportunity, call the International Center of the Capital Region at 518-588-8947 or email Create a bond that spans the globe and lasts for generations!

Volunteers Needed SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in NEED of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Current areas in immediate need are: SARATOGA, MOREAU/ SOUTH GLENS FALLS, STILLWATER, & CHARLTON. Nutritious meals are prepared, packed and ready for transport Monday-Friday at about 10:30. Delivery takes about one to one and a half hours. Please call Billie Jo or Denise at The Office for the Aging- 363-4020 or 884-4100 for details.

A New Face for I am I can! SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is excited to announce the re-launch of our website, and our new logo! Please check out our site to see the new logo and to learn more about our organization, mission, how to get involved, our latest events and more! I am I can selectively partners mentors and high school girls who enrich each other’s lives, learn from one another, and by doing so enhance the quality of life in our community. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 that provides encouragement,

direction, and guidance to young women in grades 9-12. If you would like to learn more about I am I can, please visit our site ( or contact our founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102.

Additions to Library Pass Program SCHENECTADY-- The Schenectady County Public Library has added three museums to its Library Pass program : Albany Institute of History and Art, the Berkshire Museum and the FASNY Museum of Firefighting. The Library Pass Program is a partnership between the public library and area museums and cultural venues. Library patrons 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 or call 388-4508.The program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Library.

Organization Seeks Board Members CAPITAL REGION – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness organization is looking for Board Members. Joseph 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 JMKF breaking the silence and remembering our Angels. (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, with parent permission. Interested parents are also welcome to join our online group. For more information please mail rdarling@ (A)

Scotia-Glenville Food Pantry SCOTIA – The S-G Food Pantry, located at the First Baptist Church of Scotia, 132 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, provides a 3-day supply of food to residents of Scotia-Glenville. Pantry is open Tuesdays 5:30-7pm and Thursdays 9-11am. Information: 399-9426, ask for Janice Cooper; or call Tim Horn at 377-0372. (A)

2013 Acoustic Coffee House Shows FULTONVILLE – All free Acoustic Coffee House from 6:3010pm, 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

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Bulletin Board open to all types of music as long as there is NO vulgarity, doesn’t offend anybody and acoustic instruments only. Enjoy some free food and beverages while listening to some great music and some very skilled and talented people. If you can’t make it at 6:30pm, that’s OK as there is a new performer every 9 - 13 minutes on average. Future Acoustic Coffee House shows (first Saturday of every month): August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7, 2013. (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)

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 or KKuon@ (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)

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)

Simplifying Lives Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Simplifying Lives for a cause is the Capital District’s only non-profit organization dedicated to providing free house cleaning and organizational services for people undergoing cancer treatment. Simplifying Lives is looking for volunteers, business partners for the discounted referral service, corporate sponsors, and donations. For further information or to donate, please contact Simplifying Lives for a cause at (518) 935-5822, or visit their website at (A)

Transportation for Seniors

SCOTIA/GLENVILLE - The Glenville Senior Center offers transportation to seniors who live in the Town of Glenville or Village of Scotia. We’ll take you to the hairdresser, grocery store, Walmart, to visit a friend, the bank etc. We are not able to transport folks to medical appointments. Available pick up at your home Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm. For additional information, call 374-0734. Donations gladly accepted. (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 (MayfairGlenville). 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 (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 for contact information and weekend dates. (A)

MS Self Help Group BURNT HILLS – Saratoga Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm at the Town of Ballston Community Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills (399-8174). Registration is not required. For more information, call 1.800.FIGHT.MS (1-800-344-4867, Press option #1). (A)

Wanted: Donations of Yearbooks and Class Photos SCHENECTADY COUNTY – Donations of yearbooks and class photos are wanted for an upcoming education exhibit at the Mabee Farm Historic Site’s Franchere Education Center on the history of education in Schenectady County. Please contact Melissa Tacke at 374-0263 x3. Mabee Farm Historic Site is located on Route 5S in Rotterdam Junction. (A)

NYS Free & Low-Cost Health Insurance SARATOGA REGION – New York State offers free and

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Bulletin Board 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. (P)

Friends of Library Candidates Elected at Annual Dinner SCHENECTADY – The Friends of Schenectady County Public Library elected a new slate of officers at their recent Annual Dinner. They are: John Karl, President; Fred Eddy, First Vice President, Ellie Rowland, Second Vice President; Mary Beth Barbagelata, Secretary and Nancy Virkler, Treasurer. This is the second time Karl has served as president, having headed up the organization from 2003-07. He also served as trustee on the Schenectady County Public Library Board from 2008-2011. (P)

STEP Volunteers Needed CAPITAL REGION - 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

STEP Open Registration 2013 CAPITAL REGION – STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program, a 501 (c) 3 not for profit and totally volunteer organization, is open for registration for the 2013 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 or visit our website (P)

River Valley Chorus ROTTERDAM – Women of all ages are invited to join the River Valley Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of nearly 25,000 women worldwide who sing four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. To learn more about Sweet Adelines International and how to become a member of River Valley Chorus visit www. or contact Sandy at Visit the International website at www.sweetadelineintl. org. (A)

Self-Therapy for the Stutterer CAPITAL REGION – Self-Therapy for the Stutterer is the

classic self-help guide by the founder of The Stuttering Foundation, Malcolm Fraser. It is written to and for the many adults and teens who stutter. The 192-page book is available at most public libraries including those in Delmar, Cohoes, Guilderland, Loudonville, and Ravena. This book outlines a self-therapy program, which describes what the person who stutters can do to work towards better communication. The book is available free to all public libraries. If your library doesn’t have it, ask them to contact the Stuttering Foundation toll-free at 800-992-9392 for a copy. (A)

Volunteers Needed SCOTIA – Compassionate and caring individuals needed to assist in providing care for the dying. The Joan Nicole Prince Home, a community home for the terminally ill, is looking for individuals wanting to “make a difference” by caring for terminally ill residents who lack the support and options to remain at home during their final days. Volunteers are needed to provide personal care, support, meal preparation, laundry and light housekeeping. Training and ongoing support is provided. If interested, please call 3465471 or e-mail (A)

Al-Anon Family Group Meetings SCOTIA – If you are affected by a loved ones’ addictive behavior (alcohol, substances, gambling), Al-Anon can help restore your sanity. We, as a group, come together to share our experience, strength and hope, and discover ways to live a happier life. Every Friday from 6:30-7:30pm, we meet upstairs at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, So. Reynolds St. (corner of Glen Ave.) in Scotia. Questions? Call 377-9765 or email with Meeting in the subject. (A)

Fire Company Seeks Volunteer Helpers WEST GLENVILLE – West Glenville Volunteer Fire Company is looking for basic help. We need folks for computer input, grant writing, shopping, gardening, event planning, photo album organizing and as basic helpers in the ‘social’ end of the fire service. If you are a district resident that can commit a few hours a week, this call for help is for you. This is an opportunity for couples to get out and for community service for teens! Firefighters are always needed. Mondays at 7pm, 2024 West Glenville Road; 399-0567. (A)

Schenectady Bulletins 080113  
Schenectady Bulletins 080113