The AARP TaxAide program will begin providing free tax preparation services for low-and-moderate income residents in Saratoga, Washington and Warren Counties. The TaxAide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS. TaxAide preparers are trained in federal and state tax regulations and are certified by the IRS. Free tax preparation services will be available through April 15. To find the location nearest you, go to www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-227-7669 for assistance.
Trout Unlimited Conservation Banquet
The Saratoga Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold a Family Festival on March 8 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs. A grand day of Irish music by Forthlin Road and Grafton Street Trio, dancing by the Wild Irish Acres Dancers. Donation $10 at the door. We ask that you bring canned food items to be donated to our local food pantries. Light fare and raffles.
“Looking Green” Luncheon
Come join Saratoga Christian Women’s Connection Tuesday, March 10, from Noon to 2 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant. Our Special Feature this month is Caitlyn Sheldon, a local librarian, who will speak about researching and creating her authentic Victorian Saratoga Dress Ensemble. Her Ensemble will be on display. Our speaker is Judy Button from Lockport, NY who will speak about “God’s Love for Us.” Menu choices are Corn Beef and Cabbage or Sweet and Sour Asian Stir Fry, $19 inclusive. Reservations necessary by March 5. Call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043.
Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe Auditions
Anxiety and Depression Workshop
An exciting evening workshop from a dynamic presenter, Jaimen McMillan, in conjunction with Parent University, will be held on March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Maple Ave. Middle School, Large Group Room, 2nd floor. A look at support for anxiety and depression based on movement and space. No registration required. Free and open to the public.
Open Mornings at Waldorf School
Call for Artists with Chronic Illnesses, Disabilities, & Caregivers
18th Annual Maple in April
Veterans Breakfast Clubs
Veterans and their friends are welcome at the following Veterans Breakfast Clubs: Tuesdays: 8 a.m., Alexis Diner, 294 North Greenbush Rd., North Greenbush, 518-286-2603. First and third Wednesdays each month: 9 a.m. Bellevue Cafe, 2630 Broadway, Schenectady. Thursdays: 8 a.m. Schodack Diner, 1842 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton. Thursdays: 9 a.m. IHOP, 611 Plank Rd., Clifton Park. Third Thursday every month: 9 a.m. Malta Diner, 2476 Rte. 9, Malta. Fridays: 8 a.m. Gateway Diner, 899 Central Ave., Albany.
Bus Trip to Turning Stone
Olde Saratoga Seniors are hosting a bus trip to Turning Stone Casino, Verona on Monday, March 16. Bus leaves Saratoga Train Station at 6:15 a.m.or American Legion, Schuylerville at 6:45 a.m. and returns approximately 8:30 p.m. Can play Bingo or Casino Bonus. Cost is $10 for Senior members or $15 for non-members. Mail check to PO Box 60, Schuylerville, NY 12871 or contact Pat Temple, 518-338-2329.
“Medicare for All” - What Would it Mean presented at the Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weilel Ave., Saratoga Springs. Dr. George Jolly will explain and clarify issues surrounding possible changes in the way we pay for healthcare. Examine how we, as American Seniors, pay for healthcare now. Then we’ll look at what changes have been proposed to “improve” and “enhance” Medicare. We’ll also look at some of the concerns and criticisms that have been raised. George Jolly, MD, is a local retired Internist/Geriatrician and long-time member of the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a group that advocates for national, universal health insurance. Bring your questions, concerns, and the comments you have heard. He will speak to all of them (if there’s time). A catered lunch follows the program, RSVP by March 11 to 518-584-8730, ext. 4.
Vendors Wanted for Stop and Shop
Wilton Emergency Squad is having a Spring Stop and Shop on Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the General Schuyler Building, 901 Route 29, Saratoga Springs, NY. Looking for vendors. We usually have approximately 40 vendors, raffles, refreshments and much more. Contact Jennie McReynolds at 518-338-2709.
Bus Trip to Niagara Falls
Still seats available for the Olde Saratoga Seniors Bus trip to Niagara Falls, two nights three days on Thursday, May 28 - Saturday, May 30, 2020. Price for two people in room, two beds $588 each. Total payment due by March 31, 2020 but must sign up as soon as possible. For an itinerary and price for one, three or four people per room, contact Pat Temple, 518-338-2329.
2020 Hubbard Hall Spring Gala
On Saturday, May 30 from 7 - 10 p.m. we’ll be celebrating another great person who has exemplified our mission to make art and community happen here in Washington County. It’ll be another great night with wonderful food by the Round House Bakery Cafe, open bar, music from Dave Cuite and friends, an exciting live raffle of great prizes, and friendly fun. Tickets are $125 per person, includes food and open bar. For more information, visit www.hubbardhall.org.
Southern Saratoga Art Society Exhibits
Artists and members of the Southern Saratoga Art Society are exhibiting throughout the area. Please try to visit these venues and support the arts in Southern Saratoga County. For further information about SSAS, visit our website: southernsaratogaartist.com. Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd. Clifton Park, NBT Bank, 9 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, Mechanicville Library, 190 N. Main Street, Catskill Hudson Bank, 2452 State Route 9, Malta.
Transportation Drivers Needed
Retired Senior Volunteer Program helps recruit volunteers age 55 and older for many opportunities. We are currently looking for Transportation Drivers to take seniors to and from medical appointments. We provide the vehicle, gas, and trip details with directions. If you are interested in learning more, please call Billie Jo 518-884-4110.
Social Activities for Seniors
If you’re over 55, a long-time or new resident in the area and looking to meet active seniors, check out the Ballston Area Senior Citizens (BASC). BASC sponsors many activities at the Milton Community Center located at 310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa. Residents from surrounding communities are welcome to join. Programs and activities include Festive Dinners, dances with live bands, “pickin’ sessions”, bus trips, weekly luncheons, exercise classes, chorus, crafts, etc. Stop in any Thursday at 11 a.m. and join us for lunch. Yearly membership fee is $10. Call Barb Broderson, Membership Secretary at 518-885-4229 or visit www.ballstonareaseniors.com for additional information.