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Saratoga Regional YMCA Annual Scholarship Campaign Party The Saratoga Regional YMCA invites you to join us on March 10 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. Adirondack Christian Singles Coffee House On Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Community Alliance Church located at 257 Rowland St. in Ballston Spa, our musicians Ray and Ed will be offering a selection of contemporary Christian songs, gospel and some oldies. We will have an open mic for those who care to offer their talents as well. Just bring a snack to share and be ready to enjoy meeting other single Christians. This is a free event. Our first coffee house in February was a huge success. Come and bring a friend for a fun relaxing evening. Celebrate Purim Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weibel Avenue in Saratoga Springs, invites the entire community to celebrate Purim on Saturday, March 11. Beginning at 6 p.m. a deli dinner, Smaltz beer and plenty of hamantashen will be served. The Megillah Reading will begin at 6:45 p.m. followed by the Havdalah service. Afterward, musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Colin Weissman. People are encouraged to come dressed in costume as a competition will be held. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children under 13. For more information or to RSVP call 518-584-2370 by Thursday, March 2. A Taste of Italy Italian Night with a purpose. Join us on March 11 at 6 p.m. for the taste and experience of Italy to support the Elks Lodge #161 and Ladies Auxiliary. There will be music and raffles as well. Pasta made to order, linguini, tortellini, shrimp, chicken, sausage, mushrooms, broccoli, Alfredo, red or pink sauce, Texas toast, tossed salad, dessert. A donation of $20 if paid in advance or $25 at the door. This event is co-sponsored by the Elks and Ladies Auxiliary. Reservations for tables of eight or more can be made by calling Jennifer Barry at 781-883-4894 or the Elks Lodge at 518-584-2585 or by signing up in the Lodge. Please make checks payable to Saratoga-Wilton Elks #161 and note Italian Night in the memo line. Café Malta-Irish Style Town of Malta Parks and Recreation announces Café Malta-Irish Style, an intimate Coffee House just in time for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 11. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; show 7 p.m. Performers include: Frank Orsini and Don Young, Joe Lopez and Mike Yates, Owen Bennett, Dancers from Carol Lawrence School of Dance and the Singing Waitresses! Irish and folk music, dancers, and sing-a-longs! Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive, Malta. Seats $8 advanced; $12 after March 10 or at the door. Coffee and dessert will also be available for purchase. Contact The Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 or www.maltaparksrec.com for advanced tickets. Irish Village Bus Trip Ballston Area Seniors will host the first bus trip of the year on Monday, March 13, Gavin’s, Durham, NY. There will be a luncheon, live Irish music and an Irish village. For more information, contact Ballston Area Seniors at 518-885-6740. Concerned About Paying for College? College costs are rising at unprecedented rates; Are you properly prepared to handle the expense of higher education? Join us at the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Susman Room for an informal meeting any first and third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. to discuss different options to pay for college education. Receive $1000 credit towards your personal Scholars Tuition Rewards* program for attending. *As recognized by U.S. News and World Report. (7 Ways to Save for Children’s Education- Sept 2014) Sponsored by, the Vermont Foundation. Brighter Days, Shelters of Saratoga 2017 Gala Please join Shelters of Saratoga at its 2017 Brighter Days Gala on Thursday, March 23, 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 and Safety will once again be presenting a child and babysitting course 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. - 5 p.m. Questions may be answered by calling the park office at 518-584-9455. New York State Boating Safety Course It is not too early to think summer. It’s the law in New York State: “All people born on or after May 1, 1996 must complete a boater safety course if they wish to operate a motor boat. In addition, NYS law requires a boating safety course for the operation of personal watercraft (PWC). “ Bob Rivers is a National Boating Safety Council and NYS Marine Services Bureau Certified Instructor. Mr. Rivers will be offering the required 8 hour NYS training and exam leading to issuance of a NYS Boating Certificate Saturday, March 25, in Saratoga Springs at the Hub, 63 Putnam Street and Saturday, April 15, at the Shirt Factory on Lawrence Street in Glens Falls. Classes are open to anyone over 10 years of age interested in becoming a safer boater. Class cost is $50 per person. For more information contact Bob Rivers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-330-1630. 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. Please support your local rescue squad. The event will be held from 10 a.m. - 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. Saratoga READS! Bus Trip Invites You to Walk in the Footsteps of Frank Sullivan Participants will depart by bus from Wilton Mall at 7 a.m. on April 1 and enjoy a full day in the midtown Manhattan neighborhood frequented by Sullivan and the other members of the Algonquin Round Table. The day will begin with lunch at the famed Algonquin Oak Room and be followed by two walking tours of the neighborhood given by Kevin Fitzpatrick, author of several books about the Round Table. After some free time to explore the neighborhood the group will gather again at the Algonquin for a cocktail (cash bar). The cost is $72 per person and includes bus transportation, lunch, and the walking tours. Departure from Manhattan back to Saratoga will be determined at a later date. To register, please contact Rhona Koretsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-505-1303 and mail a registration form, which can be picked up at the library’s Information Desk, and check payable to SSPL to: 3 Longwood Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. For more information about Saratoga READS!, please visit www.saratogareads.org Annual Rummage Sale Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church will be holding their annual Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and April 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Deacon’s Fund. To drop off items, come to the church April 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or April 6, 9 – 11 a.m. No books or electronics, please. The church is located at 768 Charlton Rd. Charlton NY. For more information call 518-399-4831 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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. 7th Annual Baskets for Ben Fundraiser Ben’s Fund helps children with need in 32 schools in conjunction with Warren, Washington and Saratoga Counties! Baskets for Ben benefits the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, a regional non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which was created in loving memory of our Cpl. Benjamin D. Osborn of Queensbury. Ben was killed during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on June 15, 2010 while serving in the United States Army during Operation Enduring Freedom. The benefit will be held at the Queensbury Hotel in beautiful downtown Glens Falls. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact: William D. Osborn, President, Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, 518-792-4514. 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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