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Senior Calendar… Saratoga Springs Public Library 49 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-7860 * www.sspl.org Books and Tea Reading Group — February 20, 3:30-5 p.m. Books and Tea is an ongoing library book discussion group that meets monthly from September through June. Multiple copies of each month’s selection are kept in the Reading Group Choices collection on the first floor. Books may also be put on hold and borrowed through Interlibrary Loan on our online catalog at the Information Desk. Please visit www.sspl.org for details. No registration required. (Susman Room) Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — February 20 This is a hauntingly beautiful novel about a 14-year-old girl named Kambili and her brother Jaja who grow up in a privileged and devoutly Catholic household in Nigeria. Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-1621 * www.saratogaseniorcenter.org Matinee at Bow Tie Cinemas — February 14, Noon Enjoy Super Tuesday at the Movies. Title and exact time will be announced. Pay $1 at sign up and bring $6 for your ticket. Happy Hour — February 20, 3:30-5 p.m. Bring your own beverage and some snacks to share if you’d like. We’ll supply munchies and fun…and it’s free! Zumba Gold — February 20, 11:45 a.m. MVP sponsors a series of Zumba Gold classes at the Center with instructor Toby Gifford, on Thursdays, beginning February 20 from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. Zumba Gold combines dance and exercise to a salsa beat giving seniors a fun way to work out! All levels welcome. Class is free but sign up is required. Sneakers must be worn. Bring water. Sign up is required! Lunch at Charlton Tavern – February 21, 11:30 a.m. The historic Charlton Tavern welcomes you for lunch. Leave the Center at 11:30 a.m. Pay $5 at sign up. Bring ($10-15) lunch money with you. AARP Defensive Driving — February 22, 9 a.m. Gus Poppal is offering this class on Saturday, February 22 from 9-5. Cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Sign up early as space is limited Participants must have a valid NYS license. Payment: By check ONLY made out to AARP. One person per check. Illustrator Pamela Gibson Offering 4 drawing workshops No talent needed! All classes are at the Senior Center from 1-3 p.m. Classes offered February 24: Caricatures, March 3: Basic Perspective Drawing, March 10: Drawing Animals. Cost is $5 each or four for $15. Call or stop by the center to sign up. Book Club — February 25, 3 p.m. This month’s selection is “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. The Book Club will meet on February 25 from 3-4 p.m. for a stimulating discussion on this literary classic! Try the art of Glass Fusion at the Center — February 26 You’ll learn how to create beautiful art or jewelry in kiln-fired glass! No talent needed. The cost is only $20. Senior Center Free Advocacy Services Need help with housing, employment, forms or computer skills? The Saratoga Senior Center has advocates that can assist you free of charge! The Center offers free advocacy services to help seniors with socialization, emotional support, doctors, insurance, employment, language tutoring as well as applying for Enhanced STAR tax deductions. Advocates are at the Center on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Please call 584-1621 for details or stop by the Center for an appointment. Senior Center Hosts D.C. Trip — May 16-19 The Center is hosting a bus trip to Washington, DC from May 16-19 (Friday-Monday). You’ll visit our nation’s capital during cherry blossom season for awe-inspiring sights including the Capitol, White House, War Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian and much more. The cost is $419 per person/ double occupancy. Call or go to our website for details. Senior Center Excursions The Senior Center is sponsoring the following excursions in 2014: Italian Vistas, Alaska Land & Sea, and Paris to Normandy River Cruise, Canadian Rockies by Train, Cowboy Country, Danube River Cruise and The Flavors of Thailand. Visit the Center for full itineraries or go to www.saratogaseniorcenter.org. Academy for Lifelong Learning at Saratoga Springs Empire State College 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-587-2100, ext. 2415 * www.esc.edu/all/ A.L.L. Offers A Variety of Springs Courses Whether your interests lie in art, literature, history, languages, religion, writing, the outdoors or a variety of other topics, A.L.L., the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Saratoga Springs, has something for you. Sponsored by Empire State College, the Academy offers non-credit, academic study groups as well as social and leadership opportunities to mature learners. Over 200 individuals within a two-hour radius will descend on the Saratoga area in the spring to participate in our study groups and events. Unlike traditional college courses, A.L.L. study groups provide the opportunity to experience the joy of learning without the pressures of prerequisites, exams or term papers. Mature learners also appreciate that classes are led by their fellow members and usually involve discussion and active learning rather than a lecture format. The spring term will begin April 7 with groups meeting during the daytime on Mondays through Thursdays. Spring 2014 courses include: Jeanne Robert Foster, Voice of the Mountains, Are We Too Soon Old: Too Late Smart? No!; Saratoga State Park: Walks You May Not Know About; Monday Speaker Series; Hollywood: Is It Better The Second Time Around?; Staying On Top Of Modern Tech Tools; Revisiting Afghanistan with Saratoga Reads; Making Sense of Investing; Painting Lab; Introduction to Historical Fashion; Voices From The Heartland: Three Midwestern Writers; A Brief Survey Of Elements In Indian, Chinese And Japanese Studies; The Writers Circle; Wednesday Speakers Series; Interpretive Hikes At Moreau Lake State Park; The Ancient Origins Of Anti-Semitism; Intermediate Italian Conversation And Writing; You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Writing Creative Nonfiction; Digital Storytelling; Mindful Doodling; Wildflower Identification For Beginners; More Aspects Of The American Revolution; Buddhism: An Introduction; Battle Of The Millennium; Millionaires' Row, Lake George: Then And Now; Adirondack Crafts: History And Demonstration At the Adirondack Folk School. Academy membership for the term is $140. This fee entitles members to enroll in up to three study groups, participate in social activities and special interest groups during the term, receive a subscription to the A.L.L. newsletter “Academy Notes,” submit work to “The Apple Tree,” A.L.L.'s literary and art journal, receive discounts at area restaurants and businesses, and vote at the annual meeting. The Academy’s spring 2014 brochure and registration form are available at area libraries, though the A.L.L. office, and on the A.L.L. web site: www.esc.edu/ALL. Contact the office at (518) 587-2100, ext. 2415 to request a copy.