Bulletin Board Schenectady and the Civil War SCHENECTADY - Narrated tour of Vale Cemetery grave sites of prominent Civil War figures, war heroes, Underground Railroad participants, U.S. Colored Troops, runaway slaves, notable women, and civic leaders. Tour leader: Historian Frank Taormina. Sunday, July 7, 2 p.m. Meet at Caretaker’s House, 907 State St. Donation $7 - Children free.
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. firstgiving.com/asa-albany/10thAnnualWalkRunForAutism or call the Autism Society for further information (518) 3552191.
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, July 5, 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.
STEM Education Teacher Workshop SCHENECTADY - miSci and the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair (GCRSEF) present A Short Course on the Teaching of Science Research for Precollege Students at miSci Thursday, July 11 9am - 3:30pm (lunch provided) with Len Behr, University at Albany, instructor of an authentic science research course catered to high school, as part of an NSF grant written by Dr. Daniel Wulff, University at Albany, for over 12 years and Joan Wagner, director of the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair (GCRSEF) and developer of a science research course for middle school students. Explore competitions that recognize student research. Science research
is expressed in the Science and Engineering Practices as articulated in the Next Generation of Science Standards which include: Developing and using models; Constructing explanations and designing solutions; and Planning and carrying out investigations. 6 hours of professional development credit; certificate upon completion. Please register by emailing Elizabeth.Hoffman@miSci.org or calling 518382-7890 x 256.
Crafters Wanted CHARLTON - Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church is looking for crafters at their Annual Craft Fair to be held Saturday, September 14. For information, please call 982-5841.
2nd Annual “Jingle Bell Run” 5k® CAPITAL DISTRICT - We may be just starting the summer but the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY wants you to know that the sounds of jingle bells will be in the air this July. Join the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY for the Second Annual summertime “Jingle Bell Run” 5k on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George. Registration begins at 7:00 am with the 5k Run beginning at 8:00 am. All proceeds of the event will support the programs, services and research to youth and individuals with Arthritis. Fundraising goal for the Jingle Bell Run Queensbury is $35,000. Individuals and teams can register online at www.greatescapejbr.kintera. org or call the office at 456-1203. Registration fee is $25 prior to the event or $30 day of. Registration fee for children 12 years of age or younger is $15 prior to the event or $20 day of. For more information about the “Jingle Bell Run” 5k to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY, please contact Kevin Mullen, Community Development Manager at 456-1203 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.arthritis.org. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Lord’s Acre Fair-2013 BURNT HILLS -The Burnt Hills United Methodist Church will have its annual fair on Friday and Saturday, September 6th and 7th located at 816 Route 50. Booths will be available including a large assortment of White Elephant items, Clothing, Books, Toys, Sporting Goods, Furniture and many other items. For those who are interested, donations for the various booths will be accepted beginning July 1st with “drop off” thru Sept 1st, Monday thru Friday 9am-12 noon at the church. No Consignment items will be accepted this year. Please follow the signs for the designated areas and no TV’s. Put these dates on your calendar. More information will follow concerning the Fair, however, any questions may be answered by calling either 399-5875 or 399-3856.
Adirondack Save-A-Stray Spiritual Communication and Crossing Over
Bulletin Board SARATOGA SPRINGS - Adirondack Save-A-Stray cordially invites you to join us for an evening of Spiritual Communication and Crossing Over with internationally renowned Psychic Medium William Constantine. Sunday, July 21, 2013, 4pm-8pm at Lillians in Saratoga. Cocktails, Hors d’ oeuvres, silent auction & 50/50. First Session: 5-6pm; Intermission 6-6:30pm; Second Session: 6:30-7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at Adk Save A Stray or at various locations around the area or at the door. Call 654-6220 for more information. $40 at the door, $35 in advance. Proceeds to to help the animals at Adk Save A Stray.
Travel with the Friends of the Library to Hyde Park SCHENECTADY -The Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library are sponsoring a bus trip on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 to visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Lunch will be at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. The cost of the trip is $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Registration will run through July 26. Detailed information and registration forms can be found at www.friendsofscpl.org; forms are also available at the Central Library, the branches, and the Whitney Book Corner. Contact Lisa Holt at 370-1811 if you have any questions.
Nominate Your Car For “Re-Made In America” Exhibit SARATOGA AREA - The Saratoga Automobile Museum is currently accepting applications from enthusiasts throughout the region who would like to see their vehicles featured in the upcoming “RE-MADE IN AMERICA” exhibit, set to run through the 2013/2014 winter season. Inspired by the eyecatching vehicles of all types and ages that turned out for the museum’s recent Spring Invitational and Auto Show, the exhibit will fill the main Golub Gallery with restored cars, trucks and motorcycles and a variety of “repurposed” vehicles ranging from hot rods to custom cars. The featured vehicles will be chosen using the following criteria: (1) Uniqueness of vehicle and appeal to enthusiasts (2) Visual impact (3) Quality of restoration/rebuild (4) Interesting History. Vehicle owners are invited to submit a short description of their vehicle, including what they did in the rebuilding process, and “before” and “after” photographs, to the museum for consideration. This information may be sent electronically to email@example.com or by standard mail to Seth Warden, Saratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. All submissions must be received by July 8, 2013. Further information is available on-line at www.saratogaautomuseum.org
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/www.miSci.org. 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.
St. Stanislaus Church Festival AMSTERDAM - St. Stanislaus Church located in Amsterdam will be holding its annual Church Festival on Saturday, July 20th and Sunday July 21st. Saturday festivities are scheduled from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. The BACK 40 COUNTRY BAND will be performing. Italian and American foods will be on the menu. Sunday will feature the DOUBLESHOT
Bulletin Board POLKA BAND along with our traditional Polish Kitchen. American food will also be available. The St. Adalbert’s Polish Dancers from will be performing. Sunday’s event will run from 12 noon until 7 p.m. Admission is free. Join us for games, raffles, delicious food and superb entertainment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or classmates.com for additional details.
17th Annual Golf Tournament CAPITAL REGION - The Little Sisters of the Poor cordially invite all golfers to participate in their 17th Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Shaker Ridge Country Club. All proceeds from the Tournament will go to support the ongoing needs at Our Lady of Hope Residence in Latham, a residential facility for the elderly poor. The fee of $175 per person includes golf, lunch, awards/prizes, buffet reception, silent and live auctions. Please come and help celebrate the 142 years of service by the Little Sisters of the Poor for the elderly poor in the Capital Region. For more information and to register, please call Susan Ferris at 785-4551.
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!
Summer Gardening Series for Families SCHENECTADY - Schenectady County Cornell Cooperative will offer a Summer Gardening Series for Families at the Sustainable Living Center in Central Park on Saturdays throughout the summer. The informal, hands-on sessions cover a variety of gardening topics and are fun and educational for all ages! Classes are held rain or shine. The program Wonderful Wildlife will be held on July 20 from 1011am. Families will take a nature walk and discover what animals live in the forest and park. Look for animal signs and tracks. Touch real animal bones and fur and make a craft to take home. Cost for this class is $5 per child. To register for these classes or to see a complete listing of all the classes being offered this spring and summer, please visit the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schenectady County Website, www.cce.schenectady.org. If you have any questions, please contact Schenectady CCE office at 518372-1622. (A)
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 email@example.com, Tammy Bub Wells at 518-273-6506 firstname.lastname@example.org, or helene mayone reed at 518-527-9623 email@example.com. The Class of ’73 is having their 40th reunion on Friday night, August 16 – contact Fran Minissale for further details at 518-3553790 firstname.lastname@example.org - then join us Saturday at the Town Park! Friend us on Facebook for updates: Columbia-hs East-Greenbushny. Look forward to seeing you!
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.
Board Members Needed For Local Non-Profit CAPITAL REGION - 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. The organization currently supports teenage girls in area high schools by providing mentoring partnerships. I am I can is currently seeking additional board members who can provide access to community resources, fundraising opportunities, outreach, and program development. If you would like to be a part of this grass-roots, growing organization, while having a positive impact on girls in our local communities, then this is the
Bulletin Board place for YOU! If you would like to learn more about this amazing organization and board opportunities, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance.com.
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 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
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): July 6, 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 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
Bulletin Board 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. (A)
NYS Free & Low-Cost Health Insurance SARATOGA REGION – New York State offers free and
low-cost health insurance for children, teens and adults through: Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid. Free screening and enrollment services are available by calling toll free 1-888-242-1418. Please call our caring, professional staff for more information! We have 27 enrollment sites throughout the following counties: Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Washington Counties. (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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.stepup-nfec.org (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. rivervalleychorus.org or contact Sandy at SC682@aol.com. Visit the International website at www.sweetadelineintl. org. (A)
Worship & Fellowship at BHUMC BURNT HILLS – Come and participate in thoughtful worship
Bulletin Board services and fellowship times at Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Route 50. Adult classes that cover a variety of religious subjects impacting our everyday lives are held at the 9am and 10:30am services. Sunday School classes for ages 2 yrs. thru senior high youth are held during the 10:30am service. Childcare for infants and children up to 2 yrs. is available during both the 9am and 10:30am services. Coffee and refreshments are provided following each service offering a chance to meet with your neighbors, friends, and church leaders. For more information, call our church office at 399-5144 or visit our website at www.nybhumc. com (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 email@example.com. (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 EKL@nycap.rr.com 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)
CMT Support & Action Group CAPITAL REGION – The Upstate NY Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) Support & Action Group was started in April 2010 to offer support, resources and information for those living with CMT. We are action-oriented (community awareness, education, fundraising). We generally meet every other month on a Saturday. For additional information, contact Melinda at 783-7313 or email: CMTNY1@gmail. com (A)
Families Anonymous GLENVILLE – Free weekly meetings for those concerned about the use of mind altering substances or behavioral problems of a relative or friend. Monday evenings at 7:30pm at Conifer Park, 79 Glenridge Rd., Glenville; Main Lobby. (A)
Caregiver Connection CAPITAL REGION – Senior Services of Albany’s Caregiver Connection program has a full menu of services and seminars planned to help family caregivers providing assistance to elders throughout the Capital Region. Contact the Caregiver Connection at 465-1398 or e-mail elderconnection@ seniorservicesofalbany.com for additional information on upcoming Seminars, Telephone Seminars, and Telephone Support Groups. (A)
MOMS Club of BH-BL BURNT HILLS – Social and support group with activities during the day for moms and children, including play dates, field trips, informational lectures, crafts, and community service projects. Contact us at 631-4633 or MomsClubBurntHills@gmail.com. Membership area includes Burnt Hills, Ballston Lake, Charlton, Glenville, and Scotia. (A)
Enjoy Your Library At Home BURNT HILLS – Visit the Town of Ballston Community Library website, http://salon.sals.edu, install the free software, browse the collection, and add titles to your cart. Check out with a valid library card and download titles to a personal computer or laptop. When the download process is complete, you can enjoy titles on your Windows or Mac computer or transfer to supported devices, like an MP3 player or Apple iPod. Many audio titles can be burned to CD to listen in the car. For more information and help resources, visit http://salon.sals.edu. (A)
Bulletin Board Glenville Town Board Meetings
Transportation for Seniors
GLENVILLE – Glenville Town Clerk Linda Neals has announced that all regular Town Board meetings and work sessions will now convene at 7:30pm. Glenville Town Board meetings are held at the Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, except June, July, & August, when meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday only. Town Board work sessions are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 7:30pm. (A)
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)
Donations Needed SCHENECTADY – The Home Furnishings Program, Inc. is seeking donations to serve clients in need in Schenectady County. Program operates at no cost to the donor or recipient. Currently needed: beds, dressers, kitchen tables & chairs, coffee tables, end tables, loveseats and household items such as blankets, pots & pans, towels, small kitchen appliances and kitchenware. Donations are tax deductible. To arrange a pick up (in Schenectady County only), call 346-2444. (A)
Parent Network: News & Action Center CAPITAL REGION – The Early Care & Learning Council invites you to join Parent Network: News & Action Center. Parents: you are your child’s first and best advocate! Sign up to receive valuable information on early care and get involved, help raise the bar on high quality early care and education and get connected with your government officials. If you would like to become informed about the need for better child care policies and would like to make your voice heard, join today! Go to www.earlycareandlearning. org and click on Parent Network. (A)
Angels Needed! CAPITAL REGION – Soldiers’ Angels is a non-profit organization with the sole mission of aiding and supporting the brave men and women of the military, wherever we raise the flag of the United States of America. Many different levels of volunteering are needed. If you can help, please e-mail Bertha at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy at clozline@ aol.com (A)
Little People of America CAPITAL REGION – A newly formed chapter of Little People of America is now in your area. Little People of America, Inc., is a national non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. We are the only dwarfism support organization that includes all 200+ forms of dwarfism. Call Nicole at 209-8833 for more information. You can also check out our national website at www.lpaonline.org. (A)