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Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Families are invited to enjoy an evening at Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs on Friday, February 24 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. for this fundraiser event. Please bring minimum of 2 canned food items to be donated to Franklin Community Center. 1-Mile candlelit loop, bonfire, ice skating and hot food and drinks! Snowshoes are available to rent on a first-come, first-serve basis. Free Beginner Dance Lessons with Spa City Swingers Come check out different styles of partner dances on Friday, February 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., and see what makes it so much fun. No partner is necessary. Pre-registration is required. Call 518-899-4411 or log-on www.maltaparksrec.com to reserve your spot. For ages 12+. Stand for the Rock Organized by Ndakinna Education Center and hosted by Caffe’ Lena on Friday, February 24 at 2 p.m. Stand for the Rock features an afternoon of Native American music and storytelling to raise funds for Sacred Stone Camp, the encampment of Standing Rock Lakota Water Protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. Cost is $20/$10. 100 percent of your ticket purchase will be donated to https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp If you cannot join us, please consider making a donation directly. Thoroughbred Toastmasters Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you’re an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You’ll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively. This meeting will be held at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, located at 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, on Monday, February 25, 6 – 6:45 p.m. Malta Business & Professional Association Annual Dinner The public is invited to attend this event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Panza’s Restaurant located on Saratoga Lake. Learn more about the MBPA, meet and chat with local business owners and spend a laughter filled-evening with local stand-up comedian and comedy writer, Chris O’Leary, from Saratoga Springs. Cost for pre-registered attendees is $45 and for walk-ins it’s $55. Cocktail hour runs 6 -7pm; Dinner 7 – 8 p.m.; Program begins at 8 p.m. To register for this year’s event, visit www.MaltaBPA.org or email Pam Grandin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about the MBPA, visit www.MaltaBPA.org. 2017 Children’s Museum Annual Gala You’re invited to The Children’s Museum at Saratoga’s Annual Gala at Saratoga National Golf Club on March 2, at 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Come follow the Yellow Brick Road across a tornado of tastings and a rainbow of libations. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Evening includes: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Open Bar with Signature Drink, passed Hors D’Oeuvres, Meet, Greet and Eat as young local talent sing the songs of this famous movie. From 7:30 p.m. onward Tasting Stations, Drink Samplers to Complement Tastings, Dessert Table for Additional Treats, Live Music by Running The River. This year’s honorary chairs are Mary Gavin and Jim Lavigne. Please RSVP online or by calling 518-584-5540 by February 20, 2017. Cost is $75 - $700. For more information, call 518-584-5540. Rummage and Bake Sale Ballston Spa United Methodist Church will be holding a Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Room (in the back of the church). We will be offering a variety of furniture, linens, sporting goods, collectibles, games, housewares, clothing and books. Plus delicious baked goods. The church is located at 101 Milton Ave in Ballston Spa. Spring Craft Fair Ballston Area Community Center will be hosting its annual spring craft fair March 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. We are located in the village of Ballston Spa. This event is free and open to the public. Check out a wide selection of homemade crafts and gifts. Stop by our concession stand for some yummy snacks. Fun for the whole family. For more information please contact Kathi 518-885-3261. Science of Mind Foundations, Unit 2 Class Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting the 3-week class, “Science of Mind Foundations, Unit 2: Wholeness, Attraction and Abundance” on Tuesdays, beginning March 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs In this class in practical spirituality, students will explore some of the Core Concepts of the Science of Mind teaching, including the natural state of wholeness, the Law of Attraction, and how to experience abundance in life, coupled with the spiritual practices of affirmative prayer, gratitude, and the Fear to Faith process. Suggested donation is $20 per class session. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918. Saratoga Regional YMCA Annual Scholarship Campaign Party The Saratoga Regional YMCA invites you to join us on March 10, 2017 for our 2017 Annual Campaign Party. From 6-10 p.m., guests will enjoy complimentary food and spirits, while dancing to the tunes of the Garland Nelson Ensemble at Excelsior Springs at the Marriott. There will also be a silent auction and wine pull, if you’re feeling lucky. Also, Smile Lounge Photo Booth New York will be there to capture the evening’s festivities. Proceeds from this event benefit our 2017 Annual Scholarship Campaign, which ensures that everyone can participate at the YMCA regardless of their ability to pay. With your help, we can build a better us. Tickets can be purchased on our website or call Allison D’Antonio, Mission Advancement Director at 518-583-9622 x 104. Brighter Days, Shelters of Saratoga 2017 Gala Please join Shelters of Saratoga at its 2017 Brighter Days Gala on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant on Union Ave. in Saratoga Springs. This annual fundraising gala provides critically needed support to over 700 individuals facing homelessness in our region each year. Guests will be treated to an evening cocktail style reception, dancing, silent auction and the core reason for its existence: providing help, hope and humanity to those most in need. Reservations: $100 per person. This year we will be honoring Saratoga Springs Police Chief, Greg Veitch with the Help, Hope and Humanity Award for his outstanding dedication of service to our community. For more information, visit www.sheltersofsaratoga.org. Babysitting Course Adirondack Health & Safety will once again be presenting a child and babysitting at Gavin Park. This course is open to girls and boys, ages 10 and up. Participants will learn the basics of CABS (Child and Babysitting Safety), along with CPR and first aid. The course runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Pre-registration and bag lunch is required. Cost for Wilton Residents is $60, Saratoga Springs School District Residents is $65, and all others is $70. Registration can be done online, by mail or in person at Gavin Park, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions may be answered by calling the park office at 518-584-9455. Craft/Vendor Show The General Schuyler Rescue Squad, located at 901 Route 29 in Saratoga Springs is hosting another Craft/Vendor Show on Saturday, March 25. We have over 35 spaces, refreshments, raffles and fun. Reserve your space for $25. by March 1. Call Jennie at 518-390-1357 or respond by e-mail. Please support your local rescue squad. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ballston Area Community Center 19th Annual Gala Flannel up for some fun (attire) on Saturday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. at Milton Community Center located at 310 Northline Rd. Cocktails and Silent Auction, Dinner, Dancing with Hersh Productions, and Silent Auction. RSVP by March 11. RSVP’S received before March 4 will be entered in “The-Early-Bird-Gets-The-Worm” Drawing. Let the games begin. Embrace your Inner Lumber Jack www.ballstonareacc.org. Fighting for Mya Fundraiser The American Legion Post 234, located at 23 Pleasant Street in Ballston Spa, will host a fund raiser for 15-year-old sophomore, Mya, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This benefit will take place on April 29, 2017 at 2p.m. All support will be greatly appreciated. Senior Nutrition Program Saratoga County Office for the Aging sponsors the program in Saratoga County. Persons age 60 and over can participate in a meal that is served at 12 noon at several meal sites throughout Saratoga County. Meal sites are located in Ballston Spa, Charlton, Clifton Park, Corinth, Edinburg, Galway, Greenfield, Hadley, Halfmoon, Malta, Mechanicville, Moreau, Saratoga, Schuylerville, and Waterford. This nutritious lunch is served Mondays-Fridays. Reservations are required at least one day in advance by noon. A registration form must be completed by each participant annually. No food/drink items can be taken to go. Participants will receive monthly contribution letter. The suggestion donation is $2.00 per meal. For more information and contact phone numbers of locations, please call Billie Jo at the Office for the Aging, 518-884-4996.
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