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Senior Events Calendar
Library Events: iPhone and Android Phones & Apps for Beginners September 24, 1:30—3 p.m. in Computer Lab In this beginner-level session, basics are discussed regarding general usage of iPhones and Android Smart Phones, and their applications (or apps) that can be downloaded and installed. Share your favorite apps in class. Wifi is also covered. Security issues are introduced. Not discussed: track phones, Jitterbugs, other platforms for phones, or flip phones. This is a beginner level class. Beginner-level courses prepare students for intermediate or advanced level courses offered by the library. No prior computer experience is necessary. Register by telephone at (518) 584-7860, ext. 257. Register online at www.sspl.org.Phone and online registration will be ongoing until classes are full. Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps September 26, noon to 1:30 p.m. in H. Dutcher Community Room Join author and historian Marty Podskoch, for a presentation on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Camps were set up in many New York towns, state parks, and forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites and dams, stocked fish, built and maintained fire tower observer’s cabins & telephone lines, fought fires, and planted millions of trees. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in World War II. After the presentation, Podskoch will sign copies of his new book, Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Its History, Memories and Legacy. The 352-page book contains over 500 pictures and illustrations, 185 interviews, 26 maps, and 25 charts. Marty Podskoch is the author of five other books: Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore, two Adirondack fire tower books: Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts, and Northern Districts. He also has two other books. Senior Center Events: Book Club Meeting September 24, 3 p.m. This month’s selection is “Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith. The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 24 from 3-4 p.m. for a stimulating discussion on this literary classic. Trip to Water’s Edge Restaurant September 27, 11:30 a.m. The Lunch Bunch goes to Waters Edge Light House, Scotia: This historical landmark on the Mohawk River features an extensive Italian/American menu. Leave the Center at 11:30 a.m. and return by 2:30 p.m. Pay $10 at sign up and bring lunch money with you ($15-20). Trip to Lake Placid October 9, 7:30 a.m. Enjoy the fall foliage in the beautiful Adirondacks. Your motorcoach will leave Saratoga at 7:30 a.m. and bring you to the charming downtown village to shop and dine on your own. An optional boat ride on Mirror Lake is scheduled for the afternoon. You will arrive back in Saratoga around 8:30 p.m. The cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members. If you do not wish to take the boat ride subtract $13 from either price. Scenic Walking Mondays, 9:30 a.m. Van trip to local walking paths to walk about 3-5 miles at a moderate pace. Approximately 1-hour walk. Indoor walking if bad weather. There is no fee, but please sign up in advance. Watercolor & Sketch Open Studio Tuesdays, 9 a.m. This open class is offered as a time to work on watercolor drawings and paintings. There is no instruction and the session is free. Drop in. Bridge Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. On Mondays, there are two levels of play, beginner and intermediate. Beginner level invites members to just drop in. The intermediate level requires members to join with partners so that the teams are full. If you wish to find a partner, please stop by on Mondays or leave your name at the front desk. Tuesdays and Thursdays are just beginner levels of play. No partners are necessary. Ceramics Class Wednesdays at noon and Fridays at 10 a.m. Learn basic hand building techniques with clay. Earthenware pieces are fired in a kiln and are food safe. No experience necessary. Ceramic classes meet Wednesdays noon-2 p.m. or Fridays 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10/month for one class per week, $20/month for two classes per week. Fee includes supplies and firing. Ceramics Lab is also offered after Wednesday’s class from 2-4 p.m. at no charge. Lab is available to anyone taking either class as a time to complete work started in class. There is no instruction and no fee for labs. Pre-registration is required.