Bulletin Board The Mystery of Revelation CLIFTON PARK - Monday, October 7, October 21 & October 28. “The Mystery of Revelation” presented by Reverend Patrick Butler. 7:00 PM – St Edward’s Social Hall. St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, contact Peter Avvento at 371-7372 x 230. All Are Welcome.
The Gospel of St. Matthew GLENVILLE - Tuesday, October 15th and Tuesday, October 22nd. “The Gospel of St. Matthew” presented by Reverend Patrick Butler. 7:00 PM - Flicker Room Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd, Glenville, contact Kim Klementowski at 384-2234. All Are Welcome.
Upper Union Street Harvest Fest & Art Show SCHENECTADY - Upper Union Street, Schenectady’s 8th Annual Harvest Fest & Art Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 12 from 10am – 3pm. A wide variety of food served inside and outside, Gourmet Market Place, live music, art, children’s activities, & more. Featured music includes Skip Parson’s Clarinet Marmalade Quartet and Everest Rising. The event will be presented in cooperation with the Schenectady County Farm & Foliage Day. Upper Union Street spans Union St. from Garner Ave. to the Niskayuna Line at Van Antwerp Road. For further information: call Executive Director, Nell Burrows at 518 370-0662, nburrows@nycap. rr.com or go to www.upperunionbid.org.
Learn to Set Rivets & Grommets SCHENECTADY - A new incentive to become a member of the Schenectady County Historical Society is our fun, informal, hands on hour long demonstrations on Saturdays (held twice a month) from 10 am – 11 am in the red barn at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, Route 5s, Rotterdam Junction. On Saturday, September 28th, Pam Bucci will show how to set grommets and rivets, a helpful technique to reinforce a hole in leather or other material. Saturday Demo Hours are FREE to members of the Schenectady County Historical Society. Registration is necessary. Please call 887-5073 ext 102 to register.
Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake Women’s Club BURNT HILLS/BALLSTON LAKE - The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Women’s Club will meet at noon Monday, October 14 at the Burnt Hills Methodist Church Hall. Rhonda Bynum will discuss the work of Bethesda House in Schenectady with its goal of afﬁrming the inherent dignity of every person. A business meeting will follow. The Club is participating in Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day on October 22 for the beneﬁt of its Scholarship Fund.
Capital Capabilities Celebrates The Artistic Talents Of The Disabled SCHENECTADY - The Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, invites the community to Capital Capabilities, a family friendly event on Sunday, October 20 from 1pm to 4pm, celebrating the artistic talents of individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Capital Capabilities features local artists and their work, including original artwork incorporating a pop culture and sports theme. The event will feature a demonstration by award-winning artist Dennis Pullen, a 34-year-old Oswego resident who was struck by a car and paralyzed as a child, and now paints by mouth. A replica of Yankee Stadium, created by artists at Living Resources made from 1000 baseball cards will be on display, movies will be shown and the band BrainWaves a group of brain injury survivors who play a variety of instruments focusing on songs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The band of about ten performers uses a specialized notation system instead of standard music notation. There will be an organization fair and individuals from local agencies that support people with disabilities will be on-hand the day of the event to answer questions and provide information. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Schenectady JCC at 518-377-8803 and facebook.com/capitalcapabilities.
First Friday Devotional Services 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, October 4, 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.
Books Sandwiched In Programs SCHENECTADY - The Friends of Schenectady County Public Library will offer a series of Books Sandwiched In programs at the Central library, 99 Clinton Street in Schenectady, On Sept. 30 Linda Steiner will review The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. The programs are held in the McChesney Room, beginning at 12:00 pm. All are open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch; beverages are available for a nominal fee.
Roast Beef Dinner CHARLTON - A Roast Beef Dinner will be served from 6:30pm on Saturday, October 5 at the Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church in the village of Charlton. We will be serving Roast Beef, green beans, potatoes, rolls, and a va-
Bulletin Board riety of delicious pies. $11:00 for adults, $5:00 for children 5-10 and under 5 are free.
GE Reality Plot Tea & Tour SCHENECTADY - Please join the International Center on Saturday, October 19th, 2 to 6 PM, for a guided tour of the GE Realty Plot. Known as “The Plot,” this planned 19th20th century community is symbolic of the rise of Schenectady’s historic importance as the center of early 20th century advancements in technology. The Plot was the home of several of America’s most brilliant scientists and inventors including the many immigrant scientists. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about this community’s signiﬁcance by touring the neighborhood and having access to two homes. The cost is $15. To make a reservation call 518-708-7608
Burnt Hill Fire Dept. Open House BURNT HILLS - The Burnt Hills Fire Dept. will hold an Open House to support National Fire Prevention Week on Sat., October 5 from 11am-3pm. New members always welcome. Apply within. 811 Saratoga Rd., Burnt Hills; 3998912; burnthillsfd.com.
Autism Awareness Walk REXFORD - Amity Reformed Church, 335 Riverview Road, Rexford, will be hosting an Autism Awareness Walk on Sunday, October 6. Registration begins at the church at 12:00 pm following the 10:30 am worship service. The walk will take participants through the picturesque Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve. To register, sponsor or donate call 518.371.2838.
A Call to all Crafters ROTTERDAM - The Holy Name of Jesus National Catholic Church is looking for crafters for its Holiday and Seasonal Craft Fair which will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 9am to 4:30pm at the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Club at 2639 Hamburg St. For information and registration form go to: www.holynamencc.org or call 369-1346 or 588-0908.
Animal Protective Foundation Seeks Volunteers SCOTIA - The Animal Protective Foundation is seeking daytime volunteers within the shelter, located at 53 Maple Avenue in Scotia, and morning and evening help at its PetSmart Cat Adoption Center on Balltown Road in Niskayuna. Time commitment varies and training is provided. Volunteer positions include: adoption; dog walking; special event and outreach support; laundry; bottle and can sorting; and morning cage cleaning at PetSmart. Must be at least 18 years. Contact Denise Altobelli, volunteer coordinator, at 374-3944, ext. 118 or altobelli@animalprotective. org.
Sprint For Soldiers 5K CAPITAL REGION - Plan Ahead Events is pleased to present the Sprint For Solders 5K beneﬁting the Wounded Warrior Project. This event will be held on Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at the Saratoga National Park-Schuyler House Trail. This is a competitive yet fun and friendly event. The timed race allows you to run, jog or walk a scenic route with family and friends along the beautiful grounds of the Saratoga National Park-Schuyler House Trail! There will be an Awards Ceremony for top race performers for Age Groups and Teams. There will be music, snacks and of course, a special tribute to all Military participants. Sprint For Soliders is happy to support our beneﬁciary, Wounded Warrior Project. This event will raise awareness for this organization which began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the ﬁrst wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they transition back to civilian life. To register call 855-PAE-3060 or visit www.etouches.com/SprintForSoldiersSaratoga.
Pot Luck Supper BURNT HILLS - The United Methodist Women, of the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Saratoga Rd., Rt. 50, Burnt Hills, NY, will host an all church pot luck supper on Wednesday, October 9th, beginning at 6pm in Knight Hall. Those attending should bring a dish to share and their table service. Drinks and dessert will be provided. The program, “Faith and Film,” presented by Pastor Holly Nye, will begin at 7pm. The public is invited.
Genealogy Program Set at SCPL SCHENECTADY - Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton, will present a free program “Exploring Your Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy and Family History” on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9-12:30 p.m. in the McChesney Room. Call 388-4511 to register. Attendees will discover how to start or expand a family tree by ﬁnding information in online resources and in lesser-known genealogy and history resources in the Library’s collections and will ﬁnd out about other area resources. A demonstration of the Ancestry database, available at the Library, will also be featured. Participants will also be able to meet representatives from the Albany Colony of the N.Y. Mayﬂower Society; the Capital District Genealogical Society; the Schenectada Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Schenectady County Historical Society; and the Saratoga Battle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Bulletin Board 25th Anniversary BALLSTON LAKE - Christ the Savior Orthodox Christian Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 29th. His Grace, Bishop MICHAEL (Dahulich) will celebrate the hierarchical liturgy which will culminate with the blessing of the new Meditation Garden, icons, and Belltower. Divine Liturgy will begin at 9 a.m. Area Orthodox clergy will take part in this celebration. A fellowship banquet will conclude the day marking the 25 years of the parish. For further information, please contact Fr. Igor at 363-0001.
Cooking for the Freezer ROTTERDAM JUNCTION - Ready to cook once and eat for a month? It’s time to try freezer cooking. Spend a few days each month cooking in bulk and freezing your meals so the rest of the month you have little to no meal prep! Become a member of the Schenectady County Historical Society and you can participate in the Saturday Demo Hours FREE. “Cooking for the Freezer” takes place on Saturday, October 5th from 10 am – 11 am at the Mabee Farm Historic Site’s Red Barn kitchen on Route 5s in Rotterdam Junction, NY. To register for the class call: (518) 887-5073 (ext 102)
Beginning Blacksmithing Class ROTTERDAM JUNCTION - Watching the hot glowing metal take shape under the pounding force of your hammer is a powerful experience. Explore a variety of forging techniques and build your blacksmithing skills in this 1 day class to be held at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, Saturday, October 5 from 10 am to 4 pm. Learn basic skills making nails, S hooks and learn how to care for a forge and the equipment. Instructor: John Ackner. Fee: $150.00 (includes materials). Call (518) 887-5073 for an application.
Van Schaick Mansion Tours CAPITAL REGION - The Historic Van Schaick Mansion in Cohoes will be open for tours on two Sundays: October 6 and November 3. Hours are 11:00am-4:00pm. Admission is $5 for general public. Free admission for active duty military personnel and their families. The Mansion is located at 1 Van Schaick Avenue, Cohoes. For more information contact Johanna Shogan at 439-0814.
Saratoga High School Class of 1963 Announces 50th Reunion CAPITAL REGION - The class of 1963 from Saratoga High School will hold its “50th” Class Reunion the weekend of October 11, 12 and 13. An informal gathering is scheduled for Fri, Oct 11th, at the Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Ave, Saratoga, 6pm. A reunion cocktail hour, buffet dinner, DJ, video, trivia, entertainment, door prizes and celebration will be held on Sat, Oct 12th, at Panza’s Restaurant, Saratoga
Lake, Malta, 5–10pm. A Sunday brunch is planned for Sun, Oct 13th, at the Parting Glass, 11am. For further information contact JoAnn Engle-Hughes [firstname.lastname@example.org] or call JoAnn at 518-526-0063.
Capital Capabilities Celebrates The Artistic Talents Of The Disabled SCHENECTADY - The Schenectady JCC, 2565 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309, invites the community to Capital Capabilities, a family friendly event on Sunday, October 20 from 1pm to 4pm, celebrating the artistic talents of individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Capital Capabilities features local artists and their work, including original artwork incorporating a pop culture and sports theme. The event will feature a demonstration by awardwinning artist Dennis Pullen, a 34-year-old Oswego resident who was struck by a car and paralyzed as a child, and now paints by mouth. A replica of Yankee Stadium, created by artists at Living Resources made from 1000 baseball cards will be on display, movies will be shown and the band BrainWaves will be performing. This visually stimulating event will feature a 78-foot long multi-panel scroll. Each panel, created by a participating agency, depicts a segment of the life of a person with a disability. Following the October 20 event, the scroll will travel to schools, libraries, churches and other locations throughout the Capital Region. There will be an organization fair and individuals from local agencies that support people with disabilities will be on-hand the day of the event to answer questions and provide information. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Schenectady JCC at 518-377-8803.
Breast Cancer Survivor Retreats PATTERSONVILLE - Peaceful Acres Horses to host the ﬁrst of three New York state Department of Health-sponsored breast cancer survivor retreats Oct. 18 through 20. The weekend will begin on Friday Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Accommodation vouchers are available for those from outside the Capital Region. Vegetarian meals will be provided. The weekend will include: Equine-guided Experiential Learning and Dancing with Horses; Yoga Nidra; Guided Meditation; Aucu-yoga; Nutritional meals; Healing by Way of The Horse - facilitated by Nanci Beyerl, MSW; and Avis Burnett, Ph. D. To register or for details, e-mail: Nanci@peacefulacreshorses.com. Reserve your space by paying a small registration fee via EventBrite and you will receive complete details. Peaceful Acres Horses is a Restoration and Rejuvenation Sanctuary for People and Horses in Pattersonville, NY. We are home to 60 resident horses and donkeys that were rescued from neglect and uncertainty and now help to facilitate joy and healing for people. www.peacefulacreshorses.com http://
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Pancake Breakfast SCOTIA-GLENVILLE - put on by the Scotia Glenville All Sports Booster Club on October 5, 2013 from 8am-11am. At the Scotia Glenville High School Cafeteria The cost is $7.00 for Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage and Juice/Coffee.
Harmonic Brass Concert SCHENECTADY - The brass quintet Harmonic Brass – Munich will present a concert at the First United Methodist Church, 603 State Street in Schenectady, on Sunday afternoon, October 6, at 3:00 pm. This concert will be the opening concert in the church’s 35th annual Concert Series and will be the eighth time the quintet has performed at the church since the early 1990s.The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception at the church at which the audience can meet the musicians. For more information please contact the church at 374-4403.
53rd Stockade Walkabout SCHENECTADY - The Fall place to be in Schenectady is returning. The 53rd Stockade Walkabout , in New York State’s ﬁrst Historic District invites all to visit this unique urban neighborhood featuring more than 40 pre-Revolutionary houses and architectural styles that include Dutch Colonial, Georgian, Federal and Victorian. Eight homeowners will open their doors to visitors on Saturday, September 28th between 11am and 5pm to provide a view of interiors its history past and present. This year’s tour includes the interior of one of two Ellis mansions built in 1885 by Edward Ellis, president of American Locomotive (ALCO). Another 1870’s Victorian style home features 14 foot ceilings, eight ﬁreplaces and a brilliant leaded glass window recently restored with support from Schenectady Heritage Foundation and the Stockade Association. As in recent Walkabouts, the tour also includes another work in progress on N. Ferry St. The Walkabout offers visitors entertainment, and new exhibits at Schenectady County Historical Society, and a look at interiors of neighborhood churches. As part of the walk, visitors can enjoy a Fall view of gardens and other ever changing vistas in this regional treasure on the Mohawk River, called The Stockade. Tickets are $20.00 and are currently on sale at several Schenectady outlets including Proctors Box Ofﬁce, Open Door Bookstore, Schenectady County Historical Society and at Kulak’s Nursery in Rexford or online at www.historicstockade.com. Tickets can be purchased for $25.00 on September 28th at Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady. Proceeds from the tour beneﬁt Stockade Association and Schenectady County Historical Society efforts to preserve and enhance Schenectady’s historic treasures.
Bridge League Tournament
CAPITAL DISTRICT - Have fun, make new friends, and hone your skills playing the world’s greatest card game. District 3 of the American Contract Bridge League, which encompasses Upstate New York through Central New Jersey, announces its annual Autumn Leaf Regional Tournament at the Crowne Plaza Danbury, 18 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT 06810, October 7-13, 2013. The schedule features a new complete Fast Pairs game at 5 pm on Monday, October 7 with a free light supper served. Games are available at all levels of play including Golden Opportunity Pairs on Thursday, October 10; Friday, October 11; and Saturday, October 12 – a chance for beginning-intermediate players to earn gold points playing against people at their own level. For more information, contact Deborah Wasik at (973) 699-5902, email@example.com. For a full schedule of events, hotel info and all other details, visit www. bridge-district3.org.
Centennial Celebration ALPLAUS –Alplaus United Methodist Church announces its centennial celebration. The Church and Community History and Family Fun Day, Saturday, September 28 from 10 to 4, will be held at the church on Brookside Avenue in Alplaus. Displays of photos and artifacts from the history of the church and Alplaus community organizations. Guided tours of the 100 year old building. Kids’ activities. Free hot dogs and hamburgers. Memory and history booklet available for a nominal fee. Join us for a celebration of one hundred years of ministry and mission and small-town living. Call 518-399-6000 for information. Church is handicapped accessible.
Vale Cemetery Hosts Final Tour SCHENECTADY - Vale Cemetery to host ﬁnal tour of 2013 season. Sue McLane will conduct a tour of Vale Cemetery Sunday, Oct. 6, “The Victorian Lady Visits Vale,” which explores Victorian mourning customs as reﬂected by women’s role in that era. McLane is an authority on Victorian etiquette, dress and lifestyle. The tour starts at 2 p.m. on Vale’s ofﬁces, 907 State St., Schenectady. Donations are $7 per adult and children under 12 admitted free. For details, contact the ofﬁce at 346-0423.
BH-BL Rotary 5K Apple Run and Walk BURNT HILLS - BALLSTON LAKE - The 19th annual Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Rotary 5K Apple Run and 5 Fun Walk will take place on Oct 5, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. over a ﬂat “certiﬁed course” at the Richard O’Rourke Middle School in Burnt Hills. The One (1) Mile Kids Fun Run will take place starting at 9:45 a.m. Race day registration will be from 7:00 to 8:30. The fee is $20.00 before Sep 30th and $25.00 thereafter. The Kids One (1) Mile Fun Run entrance fee is $10.00, which includes a long sleeve T-shirt, race packet,
Bulletin Board and ﬁnishing ribbon. The ﬁrst 250 5K runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt, and race packet. Money raised will beneﬁt Rotary community projects. Down load entry blanks on the web at www.bhblrotary.org or register at www.active.com. For more information, contact Paul Lewandowski at (518) 399-2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Annual Angelversary Beneﬁt Dinner GLENVILLE - Joseph Michael Kolarcik Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-proﬁt breaking the silence against Pregnancy & Infant Loss & bringing awareness. JMKF is raising money to provide ﬁnancial assistance to parents of stillborn babies & ﬁrst year unexpected infant loss in order to provide a proper resting place in accordance with their beliefs. Come join us for our 5th Annual Angelversary Beneﬁt Dinner, on October 12, 2013 at Good Shepherd Church, Glenville From 6-10pm. Enjoy Good Food, Fun Auctions, & New Friends! Donations $10.00 & up per person Contact Cynthia @ 518878-9000. JMKF honoring and remembering all babies gone too soon.
Sonic Softball Recruiting CAPITAL REGION - Sonic Softball is recruiting 18U players for 2013 Fall Ball & 2014 summer seasons. Please contact Brenda for more information: 518-527-0800.
Donations of School Supplies Needed GLENVILLE - Help Give Kids a Running Start this school year! The Glenville YMCA is accepting donations of school supplies and backpacks to help get kids started off right in the upcoming school year. The generosity of our community has been overwhelming, but there are still children who need a backpack sponsor; can you help them? Contact Allison at 399-8118.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program GLENVILLE - Change Today for A Healthier Future- Reduce your diabetes risk and gain tools for healthy living with the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program. This program provides a supportive environment where participants learn about healthier eating and increasing physical activity in order to reduce their risk of developing diabetes. This program is delivered over 12 months beginning with 16 weekly sessions. A new session begins in late September. For more information contact Allison at 399-8118.
Ziti Dinner BALLSTON LAKE - On Friday, October 4, 2013 there will be a Ziti Dinner at Our Lady of Grace Church, 73 Midline Rd. Ballston Lake, to beneﬁt the Helping Hands Ministry who assist local families with Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets. Bring family and friends to enjoy a wonderful baked ziti dinner with meatballs, Italian bread, tossed
salad, dessert and beverage. Time 4:30-7:00pm. Cost $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Seniors, Children 5-12 $5.00, children under 5 free. Takeout will be available, contact Mary Jane McNamara at 885-6531 to purchase tickets.
Road Closure TOWN OF BALLSTON - The County of Saratoga is closing a section of highway known as Outlet Road where it crosses Ballston Creek. The bridge will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 until approximately Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The bridge is being closed for rehabilitation. A detour will be provided and maintained during the closure.
Golf Tournament to Beneﬁt Epilepsy Foundation CAPITAL REGION - The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York’s annual Jake Straughter Memorial Golf Tournament for Epilepsy will be held on Monday, September 30th at two of the area’s most beautiful courses, Wolferts Roost Country Club and Schuyler Meadows Country Club. Lunch will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon, ending with an Awards Reception at 6 p.m. Please call (518) 456-7501 for more information, to register, or to purchase rafﬂe tickets for a 55” tv. The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York provides direct services for people with epilepsy and their families. Services include education and training of school personnel and students, public education and awareness, service coordination, advocacy, counseling, and ﬁrst aid training. For more information, visit our website at www.epilepsyfoundation.org/ efneny.
Entertainment 2014 Books Available BURNT HILLS/GLENVILLE - Entertainment 2014 books are now available for immediate use. They are being sold for the beneﬁt of St.Vincent DePaul Society which is a charitable organization which gives temporary help to people in need. You can get yours by calling Marion Rocco 399-3043 or Joe Aglio 399-5395. The price is now $25. and new digital coupons are added daily for your use. We thank you for your support.
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: 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
Bulletin Board 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 Wally Decker at 518-373-1076.
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.
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 CLeising@ICCRAlbany.org. 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, www.iamicanachieve.org 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 (www.iamicanachieve.org) 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 http://friendsofscpl.org/librarypass-program/ 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 www.jmkf.org. 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 goodreads.com, with parent permission. Interested parents are also welcome to join our online group. For more information please mail rdarling@ sals.edu. (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 Fridays 9-11am. Information: 399-9426, ask for Janice Cooper; or call Tim Horn at 377-0372. (A)
Bulletin Board 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 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): 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 LJordan@cdymca.org or KKuon@ cdymca.org (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 www.simplifyinglives.org. (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 www.vfwpost4660.com (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)
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.