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Bulletin Board Glenville EIG Seeks Members GLENVILLE - The Town of Glenville Efficiency in Government (EIG) Committee is looking for new members. The EIG Committee was established by the Glenville Town Board with the goal of enlisting the assistance of town residents in studying and making recommendations concerning efficiency in government.  Committee members are appointed by the Town Board to serve one-year terms with the possibility of reappointment.  Terms run from January 1 to December 31.  The EIG Committee meets on the second Friday of each month at noon for about 1 ½ hours. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please go the Town of Glenville website at  Under the Town Links section on the left side of the webpage, select Forms and then download the Volunteer Interest Form.  Follow the instruction for filling out and submitting the form. As one of its priorities for 2014 the EIG Committee has been asked to help the town evaluate and respond to some energy and infrastructure improvement opportunities.  Therefore, EIG Committee is particularly interested in attracting volunteers who have an engineering background or energy management knowledge and abilities. We hope you will consider joining the EIG Committee.  If you have any questions about the committee, please contact Mr. James MacFarland, Deputy Supervisor, Town of Glenville at

BHBL Women’s Club music SCHOLARSHIP AWARD BURNT HILLS/BALLSTON LAKE - Jane Coffey, former Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school music teacher, has established a $1000 Music Scholarship award with the Burnt HillsBallston Lake Women’s Club. The award is intended for a student planning to become a music teacher or other career in music. Applications are available in the Burnt HillsBallston Lake High School Guidance office to be submitted by April 15. Applications for the Women’s Club Scholarship award are also available in the Guidance office. This award if $1500, $750 in the Freshman year, renewable for the Sophomore year, deadline March 15.

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED SCOTIA/GLENVILLE - Scotia-Glenville Senior Citizens, Inc. will again offer $1,000 scholarships to two area high school seniors who have demonstrated good scholarship and community service, with special emphasis on service to Glenville seniors. High school seniors who live in the town of Glenville, regardless of school affiliation, may request an application by writing to the Glenville Senior Center, 32 Worden Rd., Glenville, NY 12302; attn.: Scholarship Committee. Applications for the scholarships will also be available in the Scotia-Glenville High School in the guidance and

GIVE offices. Applications will be available after February 24, 2104. Applications must be returned by April 11, 2014.

CAVATELLI DINNER FUNDRAISER SCHENECTADY - The Jack Falvo, III Foundation Inc. Welcomes You to our Cavatelli Dinner Fundraiser. Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, 2014. 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM. St. Anthony’s Church. 331 Seward Pl. The corner of Nott St. & Seward Pl., Schenectady. Children under 8 years $6.00; Adults $12.00; Wine $2.00; Soda $1.00. Take out available. “Jack’s Place” is a prospective Hospitality House For Families of Children & Adult Patients at Ellis Hospital, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital and other area Longterm Health Care Facilities

Whitney Book Corner Sale SCHENECTADY - The Whitney Book Corner, 600 Union Street, Schenectady, will hold a sale on mass market paperbacks from March 1-16. Books will be 3/$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.

FLEA MARKET ROTTERDAM - There will be a Flea Market at Rotterdam United Methodist Church, at the corner of Curry Road and Helderberg Ave., Schenectady, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 9 am - 3 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For information call 393-5045 or 522-3293.

Craft Fair CAPITAL DISTRICT - Craft Fair to be held March 1, 2014 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Rensselaer High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Drive, Rensselaer, NY. The fair will feature over 30 vendors, crafters and artisans. There will also be a concession stand, 50-50 and face painting. Hope to see you there.

Metaphysical Book Discussion Group SARATOGA SPRINGS - at Woodlawn Commons – Sunday, March 2 at 6 pm. New Thought New York hosts a discussion of Rescuing the Bible From Fundamentalism by John Shelby Spong. Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 518-423-3569. For more information,

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Bulletin Board Monday Noon Programs SCHENECTADY - The Friends of Schenectady County Public Library will offer a series of Monday Noon programs at the Central library, 99 Clinton Street in Schenectady. On March 3 Timothy L. Johnson will give a talk entitled “How a Control Engineer Regulates a Process, or System, with Some Modern Examples”. 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.

Church of the Immaculate Conception CLIFTON PARK - “The Sacraments-Door to the Sacred” Monday, March 3rd, (wk 1); March 10th (wk 2); March 17th (wk 3); March 24th (wk 4); March 31st (wk 5) presented by Fr. Pat Butler, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - St Edward’s Social Hall, St Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd, Clifton Park. Call G. Peter Avvento @ 373-7372 x 230. All Are Welcome.

Church of the Immaculate Conception GLENVILLE - Tuesday, March 4th, Family Night – Mardi Gras Celebration. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Immaculate Conception Parish Center Hall, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville. Contact Kim Klementowski @ 384-2234 or Christine Goss @ 399-9203. All Are Welcome.

ASH WEDNESDAY AT OUR REDEEMER SCOTIA - Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on the corner of Glen Avenue in Scotia, will hold Ash Wednesday services on Wednesday March 5 at 11AM and 7PM. For more information please call the church at 393-5031 or go to www.

Mohawk Toastmasters Club Meeting ROTTERDAM - The Mohawk Toastmaster’s Club will meet on Wednesday, March 5, 2014; at 6:15 p.m. Competent communication skills to become a better speaker will be highlighted. The program includes ways to improve listening and speaking skills for both social and business environments, and development of leadership skills. The club meets at the Rotterdam Senior Citizen’s Center at Hamburg Street and East Campbell Road. The meeting is open to anyone interested in improving speaking, listening, communication, and leadership skills. There is no cost to attend the meeting. Guests are encouraged to attend. We also accept new members.

ST JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES SCHENECTADY - St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, located at 600 State Street (corner of State and Lafayette Streets), Schenectady, is announcing its Ash Wednesday, March 5th Mass and Lenten Schedules. Ashes will be blessed and distributed during the 12:15 p.m. Mass. In addition, Ashes will be distributed at 7:00 p.m. as part of a special Ecumenical Prayer Service with Emmanuel-Frieden’s and First United Methodist Churches. Also as part of the Lenten celebration, daily Mass will be offered Monday thru Friday at 12:15 p.m., with confessions following. The rosary is recited daily at 11:55 a.m. Weekend masses are Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Also as part of the Lenten celebration, Stations of the Cross will be conducted every Friday afternoon immediately following the 12:15 p.m. Mass, beginning March 7th. A Prayer/Communion Service and Novena to St. Jude is conducted on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The Rosary is recited at 6:10 p.m. The public is cordially invited to the Lenten observances. St. Joseph’s Church is handicapped accessible and parking is available in the parking lot behind the Church. More information is available by calling 3744466, Ext. 13.

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH LENTEN LUNCHEONS REXFORD - On Wednesday, March 5th, at 12 noon, the first of seven Lenten Luncheons will take place. These luncheons are sponsored by the Faith Baptist Church, 11 Glenridge Road in Rexford. The public is encouraged to attend these luncheons which will continue weekly, each Wednesday until March 27th. Lunch is served at noon, with a suggested donation for the meal, with a special speaker each week. People with special dietary needs please feel free to bring your lunch and join others at the table for fellowship and the message. Please reserve your table space, however. If you only have one hour for lunch, it is possible to attend, as the luncheon is finished by 12:45 p.m. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling the church office at 399-2220, reservation line #3 (or e-mail: by Sunday of the week you plan to attend. In case of the need to cancel the luncheon, check the SCHOOL CLOSING NETWORK. If Shenendehowa Central Schools are closed, the luncheon will be cancelled. The speaker on March 5th will be Rev. Bruce Johnson, retire pastor of Clifton Park Center Baptist Church.

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Bulletin Board Friday Fish Dinners GLENVILLE - The Glenville Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Haddock Fish Dinner each Friday, March 7 through April 11 at Immaculate Conception Church, Rt 50, Glenville from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Dinner will include Fried or Baked Batter Dipped Haddock, Fried or Baked Potatoes, Coleslaw, Dessert and Coffee, Tea or Punch. Macaroni and Cheese is available for Children not wanting fish. A limited amount of gluten free macaroni and cheese will also be available. Adult, $10.00; Seniors, $9.00; Children 4-12, $5.00. Take outs will be available.

APF Presents Talk and Demonstration withAnimal Communicator David Louis SCOTIA - The Animal Protective Foundation will host a talk and demonstration by animal communicator David Louis on Saturday, March 8, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the shelter, located at 53 Maple Avenue in Scotia. A donation of $10 per person will benefit the spay/neuter program. Louis will give a fascinating talk on some of the many animals he has worked with and helped. He will also connect with several shelter pets to learn what they are thinking. Call 374-3944, ext. 113 to reserve a seat. Please do not bring pets to the program. Learn more or www.

Waters Edge Lighthouse to Host Dinner Fundraiser For Animals SCOTIA - The Waters Edge Lighthouse, located at 2 Freemans Bridge Road in Scotia, will host a dinner fundraiser to benefit homeless pets at the Animal Protective Foundation on March 8. The event features delicious food stations, including salad, carving, Italian selections and dessert. There will be a DJ and raffles as well. Cocktail hour starts at 6 pm. The cost per person is $30 with a portion of proceeds benefiting the APF. Reservations can be made by calling the Waters Edge Lighthouse at (518) 370-5300. Learn more at

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOLS, the International Center wants you to be part of WorldQuest CAPITAL DISTRICT - The International Center of the Capital Region is happy to invite area high schools to participate in our first annual Regional Academic WorldQuest Competition which is scheduled to take place on March 8, 9:00 AM at the Polish Community Center. Academic WorldQuest is a

flagship education program that tests high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. In the competition, fourperson teams compete by answering 100 multiple-choice questions. The winner of our regional competition will move onto attend the national competition in Washington, DC on April 26, representing our region. The International Center of the Capital Region will fund the travel and lodging for this winning team and their coach. Call (518) 708-7608.

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church SCHENECTADY - located at 600 State Street, (corner of State and Lafayette Streets), Schenectady, is hosting the Knights of St. John Commandery #100 and St. Elizabeth’s Auxiliary #93 for their Annual Corporate Mass and Communion Breakfast on Sunday, March 9th at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Following the Mass, there will be a full breakfast at their Clubhouse, 1468 State Street, Schenectady, for a donation of $8.00. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 5th by calling Ron Attanasio, President of the Knights of St. John, at 370-5988. The Club sponsors such events as St. Joseph’s Oktoberfest every September and does many other community sponsored activities such as Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for the needy in the community, etc. The public is cordially invited to both the Mass and the Breakfast. 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.

SOUPS ON SCOTIA - Beukendaal Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Presents Soups On at the Fire House, 501 Sacandaga Road, Scotia. Saturday, March 9, 2013, 11:30am until gone. Eat In or Take Out. $2.00 per Bowl or $5.00 for 3 Bowls. More than a dozen different homemade soups. Bake Sale, Rada Cutlery Sale and 50/50.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Womens Club BURNT HILLS - BALLSTON LAKE - The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Women’s Club will meet Monday, March 10 at noon at Knight Hall, Burnt Hills Methodist Church. Ellen Khachadourian, a member of the Half Moon Button Club and a collector of antique buttons will be guest speaker. The program is open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring antique and unusual buttons for identification. A business meeting will follow.

RUMMAGE SALE SCOTIA - Tuesday, March 11, 9 AM - 2 PM, Bag Sale 1 PM. City View Church, aka First Baptist Church of Scotia,

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Bulletin Board 132 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia. Clothing, toys, books, jewelry, baked goods, housewares, records/CDs.

Church of the Immaculate Conception GLENVILLE - “Encountering Lent” through Faith Sharing presented by Dona Fragnoli. Wednesday, March 12th, 19th & 26th. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Immaculate Conception Parish Center Flicker Room, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville. Contact Kim Klementowski @ 384-2234. All Are Welcome.

Book Talk BURNT HILLS - The United Methodist Women, of the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Saratoga Road, Rt. 50, Burnt Hills, will host a Book Talk on Wednesday, March 12th , beginning at 1pm in Knight Hall. A panel of 5 women, Pastor Holly Nye, Janet Waite, Sally Longbotham, Pat Thomas, and Barbara Schietromo, will give a review of the following books: “Left to Tell” by Immaculee Illihagiga; “The Keeper of Secrets” by Julie Thomas; “Paradise Falls” by Ruth Ryan Langan; “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett; and “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter. Refreshments will be served. This program is open to the public.

TRavel showcase SCHENECTADY - AAA Northway Travel Showcase, March 12 4-8pm. FREE - Proctor’s GE Theater · Chat with some of our top travel partners · Useful planning advice · Door prizes · And so much more! Visit or 1-877-222-8283 for details.

BARNUM the Musical BURNT HILLS - proudly presented by the BHBL HS Drama Club. This musical follows the life, dreams, ambition and imagination of America’s Greatest Showman – P.T. Barnum. An endearing story of love and the American Dream set to a backdrop of Circus Arts is sure to delight all audiences! March 14 at 7 PM and March 15 at 1 PM. BHBL HS Auditorium, 88 Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills, NY 12027. All tickets $10, available at or at the door.

Church of the Immaculate Conception GLENVILLE - “Forgiveness & Reconciliation” Lenten Evening of Reflection for Young Adults (ages 18-30) presented by Meg Hunter-Kilmer. Friday, March 14th. Evening will begin with dinner at Knights of Columbus Fish Fry at 6pm. Immaculate Conception Parish Center Hall and Flicker Room, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville visit our website for brochure. Contact Christine Goss @ or 399-9203. All Young Adults Are Welcome

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE CHURCH DINNER BURNT HILLS - The Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Rt. 50 will be hosting a Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 15 from 4:30 to 7:00pm. The menu will include parsley potatoes, glazed carrots, Irish soda bread, selection of homemade pies, and a choice of hot and cold beverages. Families will be served at a sit down dinner in the church, take-out will be available. Adult dinner will be $11.00, children ages 5-10: $6.00, and children under five Free. Tickets will be LIMITED TO 200 and sold in advance at “Mail and More”, 690 Saratoga Rd. Tickets will be sold during the event WHILE THEY LAST. More information at 399-5144.

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER ALPLAUS – A Corned Beef and Cabbage sit-down dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the Alplaus United Methodist Church, 1 Brookside Avenue. The cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children aged 5-12, and free for under 5. A family package for 2 adults and 2 children ages 5-12 is $25. Takeouts are available and walk-ins are welcome. Diners are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable food item for the SICM Food Pantry. Call 399-6000 for more information. The church is handicapped accessible.

Change Your Thinking Change Your Life Workshop SLINGERLANDS – Saturday, March 15, 1-4 p.m. Reach your goals and embrace the life you want by beginning to use your mind to your advantage. This interactive workshop examines how our thoughts and beliefs create our reality. Offered by New Thought New York on a donation basis, but due to limited space, pre-registration is required by calling Regina Wagner-Garhartt at 466-6846. Pine Hollow Arboretum, Slingerlands. For more information, visitwww.

New Thought New York CHARLTON - is hosting a potluck and movie night on Sunday, March 16. Bring a dish to share for potluck at 5:15, followed by a screening of “Unlikely Friends,” a compelling documentary about the incredible power and healing of forgiveness at 6 p.m., followed by discussion. Offered on a donation basis. 2 Imperial Lane, Charlton. For more information, call 423-3569 or

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Bulletin Board BURNT HILLS ORATORIO SOCIETY SARATOGA SPRINGS - Sunday, March 16: Burnt Hills Oratorio Society presents the New York State premiere of “The Revelations of Divine Love” (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) by Carson Cooman at Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Pre-concert lecture by the composer at 2 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. Directed by Susan Hermance Fedak, BHOS artistic director. With Anne Agresta Dugan, soprano; Chris Trombley, baritone; and the Oratorio Orchestra. Tickets are $20 (student tickets $10 with ID); $3 off with 2013 Saratoga ArtsFest pass. Order online at or call 518-416-4060.

PC Users Group Monthly meeting BURNT HILLS - Free & open to the public. Wed. Mar.19, 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 “ Open forum” . For more information, please call Dave at 399-0359 .

Community Lunch BURNT HILLS - The Burnt Hills United Methodist Church will host a FREE Community Luncheon on Thursday, March 20th, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 816 Saratoga Rd., Burnt Hills. The public is welcome.

Monday Noon Programs SCHENECTADY - The Friends of Schenectady County Public Library will offer a series of Monday Noon programs at the Central library, 99 Clinton Street in Schenectady. On March 24 Fred Eddy will give a talk entitled “The Digital Revolution: How Computers and Digital Communications Have Changed the World”. 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.

Experience “A Taste of Ballston Spa” BALLSTON SPA - The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) will hold its annual fundraiser, “A Taste of Ballston Spa” on Monday, March 24th from 6-8 pm at the HVCC TEC Smart Campus, 345 Hermes Road in Malta. Guests will be able to sample delicious offerings from some of the area’s most popular restaurants and food vendors. A cash bar, with wine and beer, will be available. There will be a raffle for gift baskets and other prizes. Tickets for the event are $30 per person or $55 per couple and are available for

pre-sale on the BSEF website,, or checks can be mailed to BSEF “Taste of Ballston Spa”, PO Box 276, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Please indicate the names of those attending. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information:

5th annual wall of fame gala SCOTIA- Friday, March 28th at 6:30pm. Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Ave., Scotia. 5th Annual Wall of Fame Gala for benefit of American Italian Heritage Museum. For information call 435-1979.

Crafters/Vendors Wanted CAPITAL DISTRICT - Crafters/Vendors wanted for the Little Sisters of the Poor “Hello to Spring” Craft Fair. The event will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 10am-4pm at Our Lady of Hope Residence in Latham. Hope you can join us. Please call 518-526-0659 or email charply for more information.

$2000 Scholarship to be awarded GLENVILLE - The Glenville Knights of Columbus are again sponsoring 1 year $2000 scholarship to be awarded to a graduating High School student entering a college of their choice this fall. Students who reside in the Burnt HillsBallston Lake, Scotia-Glenville, Niskayuna High School districts and an active member of the Roman Catholic Church are eligible. Entries will be judged on Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, Academics and an applicants written statement. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2014. Applications are now available in the High School Guidance Offices.

AARP TAX-AIDE SERVICES CAPITAL DISTRICT - The AARP Tax-Aide program will begin providing free tax preparation for low and moderate income residents in Saratoga County in February. The AARP Tax-Aide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. AARP TaxAide counselors are volunteers who are trained in state and federal tax regulations, and are certified by the IRS to provide tax preparation services. Tax preparation services will be available from Feb. 1 through April 15. To find the location nearest you, go to Then call the listed phone number to schedule an appointment. If you do not have access to the internet, call 1-888-2277669 for assistance.

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Bulletin Board A NIGHT REMEMBERING SINATRA DINNER SHOW BALLSTON LAKE - Tickets are available for “A Night Remembering the music of ‘The Chairman of the Board’”, a dinner show featuring the music of Sinatra performed by Chris Jason. The event will be held at 6:30 PM on Friday, April 11 at the Clifton Park Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Road in Ballston Lake. Dinner is a choice of Sirloin Steak or Crab Stuffed Haddock. Tickets are $35.00 per person. Seating is limited, only PRE-PAID reservations accepted. Reservations and payment MUST be received by April 4, 2014. Sponsored by the Clifton Park Elks Ladies’ Auxiliary. For tickets contact Johanna Mrochko @ 371-1451.

Crafters/Vendors/Sellers Wanted CHARLTON - Come sell your wares at the West Charlton 11th Annual Community Tag Sale and Craft Fair. Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th, 9am–3pm, rain or shine. Rent an 8-foot table at the firehouse for $25 per day. To reserve a table, please call (518) 207-6409 by April 13th. Space is limited. The West Charlton Firehouse is located at 1293 Eastern Avenue (off Rt. 147, one mile south of the intersection with Rt. 67). This event is a fund-raiser for the West Charlton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

“Family” night out MAYFAIR/GLENVILLE - Mayfair/Glenville VFW Post 4660 is sponsoring a Ziti Dinner on Friday April 25th, from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. at the Glenville Senior Center located at 32 Worden Road in Glenville. The dinner will include salad, meatballs, sausage, sauce and dessert, along with raffles & more. Dinner prices are: $8.00, and $7.00 for advanced sales, children under 5 are free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Mail”N” More, Glenville Senior Center (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and from VFW Post 4660 members. Eat-in or Take-outs available. Proceeds will be used to support local Disabled and Homeless Veterans programs, Veterans outreach, Wounded Warrior and other community based support groups. Come join us, we promise great food, fun and friendship. PLEASE HELP US “HELP OUR HEROES”

2nd Annual Miracle League Poker Run-The Miracle Ride CAPITAL DISTRICT - Save the date (May 17, 2014) for our 100 mile scenic road course through the mountains of Rensselaer, Columbia, and Berkshire Counties to raise money for sports and social programs for children and adults with disabilities. Register on the day of the ride from 9:00am-11:00am. The ride begins at 11:30am. The ride concludes at the Rensselaer Elks with a chicken bbq, food,

prizes, raffles, entertainment, live music. Cost per rider – $25, passenger – $15, and picnic only – $15. Downloadable event registration forms will be available in coming weeks at: If you have any questions contact Linda Baker at 518-376-8365.

LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC AT LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK CAPITAL DISTRICT - The LASNNY LITC offers FREE tax help to low income New Yorkers who have a tax problem with the IRS. For example, if you got a letter or notice from the IRS that you don’t understand or a bill from the IRS that you don’t think you owe or that you can’t pay, or if you were denied an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) you thought you should have gotten, we may be able to help. The EITC could reduce your tax bill or even get you a refund if you qualify. You may be able to get the EITC if you have qualifying children and your earned income falls under a certain limit. This limit ranges from $37,870 up to $51,567 in 2013 depending on your filing status and number of children. Workers without children who had 2013 incomes below $14,340 ($19,680 for a married couple filing jointly) may also receive a very small EITC benefit. To qualify, a child must live with you for more than half the year. A son or daughter, grandchild, younger brother or sister, or niece or nephew, may be a qualifying child. The child must be younger than 19 (or 24 if they are a full time student) or permanently and totally disabled. Only one person can claim a child for EITC each year. Other age, residence, and filing requirements must be met. You must file a tax return and claim the credit to get the EITC, even if you don’t otherwise have to file. If the IRS denies your claim for the EITC and you don’t understand why, you may want to talk to an accountant or an attorney. The LASNNY LITC can be reached at (518) 462-6765 or (800) 462-2922, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.

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@

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Bulletin Board 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 or visit our website

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@

Would You Like to Make a Difference in a Neighbor’s Life this Winter? SARATOGA CO. - Volunteer to help a neighbor in need. Your neighbor’s independence depends on you! Care Links of Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Malta , Mechanicville, Towns of Ballston & Charlton. The Southern Saratoga County Care Links offers non medical help to our neighbors by easing loneliness and isolation and thereby make a difference in their lives. The focus of our help is for 60+ to have transportation, visiting, grocery shopping, friendly visits, and more. Please call 399-3262 to find out details of how you can do your part.

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

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@ Check out tops at

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

Elks Thursday Night Bingo BALLSTON LAKE - The Clifton Park Elks hold bingo every Thursday evening (except major holidays). There are a wide range of games including a progressive jackpot and ‘bonus ball’. Proceeds help support the Elks’ Charity Programs. The Lodge is located at 695 MacElroy Road., Ballston Lake. Admission is $5 plus game cards (various prices). Doors open at 6:00pm and the first game starts promptly at 7:00pm. Refreshments are available for sale. For additional information visit or call (518) 877-5200.

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