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ANTIQUE SHOW: All Saints on the Hudson Parish, Mechanicville, hosts its annual Antique Show on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the parish center, 52 William Street. Food will be available and appraisals will be done on site. Admission $2. Vendors wanted. For more information contact Anne Amann ([email protected]) or Maria Amann ([email protected], 518-664-6405).

COMFORT FOR THOSE WHO MOURN: A six-week non-denominational Christian grief support group for anyone grieving the death of a loved one will run Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. starting March 6 at St. Lukes on the Hill, 40 McBride Road, Mechanicville. Sessions are facilitated by The Rev. Lynne Curtis, LCSW and Pat Greenhall, widow. All those interested are invited to stay for Eucharist at 6 p.m. and potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. after each session. To register, or for more information, please call 518-664-4834 or email [email protected].

LITTLE ITALY NIGHT: Little Italy Night on Sunday, February 17, at Colonie Elks Lodge #2192 includes a live Italian band, a “Build Your Own” pasta bar including dessert, and beverages available for purchase. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., 11 Elks Lane, Latham. $20 per person. Advance tickets required by February 9. Call 518-785-3557 for more information.

GAVIN PARK PICKLEBALL: Gavin Park in Wilton expands its pickleball drop -in program to include evenings starting February 12. Pickleball is a lively racket game for all ages and abilities. The program will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Dailey gym at Gavin Park from 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Wednesday evenings will be a beginners’ only night from 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. with a free clinic on how to play. The fee for Wilton residents is $3 and proof of residency is required. The fee for non-residents is $5. For additional information,call 518-584-9455.

CAMP SARADAC: For over 70 years Camp Saradac has offered exciting field trips, creative recreational and education programs and intriguing arts and crafts. This summer, Camp Saradac’s new location is St. Clement’s School. Camp will include daily trips to the East Side Rec to take advantage of the wide open outdoor spaces, playgrounds and interactive spray fountain. Everyone aged 5-12 is welcome. Registration for Saratoga Springs residents begins February 25; registration for non-residents begins March 18. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click “Summer Camp” for more information and to download registration forms. Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550×2300 or email [email protected] with any questions.

GRANT WORKSHOP: Grants-to-You is a national organization formed to provide critical help to local organizations that need assistance finding support for their causes. The Saratoga chapter of Grants-to-You offers its next workshop on March 15-16 on the Skidmore College campus. The sessions from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on March 15 and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on March 16 provide instruction on where to look for grants, how to write a compelling proposal and how to create an effective budget. Interactive workshops are led by Lynne Gelber, a retired Skidmore professor with many years of research, writing and teaching experience. The $40 cost includes take-home materials. Seats are limited; registration and prepayment are required. For more information call 518-584-1427. To hold your place visit http://www.grantstoyou.org/classes.php?action=showclasses&state=NY&class=365.

LANCASTER COUNTY BUS TRIP: Notre Dame Visitation Church Catholic Daughters and Ladies of St. Anne Rosary will host a bus trip to Lancaster County PA, leaving from the Schuylerville American Legion on May 31 and returning on June 1. The trip includes transportation, lodging at Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn, a smorgasbord dinner and smorgasbord breakfast at the Inn, “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theatre in Ronks PA and a shopping trip to Kitchen Kettle Village. $275 per person (based on double occupancy). Single, triple and quad rates available upon request. To reserve a seat, or for more information, contact Darlene Bolduc at 518-339-3873 or Donna Haney at 518-223-3023.

CAPE MAY TRIP: The Greenwich Seniors are sponsoring a trip to Cape May NJ from May 20-22, featuring two nights at the Grand Hotel, two breakfasts and dinners, a trolley tour, a dolphin sightseeing cruise and historic tours. You don’t have to be a senior or a member to enjoy the trip. The cost is $425 per person. For reservations and more information contact Eileen DiNisio at 518-937-1838 or Phyllis Rainville at 518-638-8937.

WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY SYMPOSIUM: The Fort Plain Museum’s first George Washington’s Birthday Symposium takes place on Saturday, February 16. Five renowned historians/authors will give presentations: Edward G. Lengel on “Setting the Example: George Washington’s Military Leadership;” Bruce Chadwick on “George & Martha;” William Larry Kidder on “George Washington’s Ten Crucial Days;” Norman J. Bollen on “George Washington and the Mohawk Frontier;” and William M. Fowler, Jr., “George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy.” 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 NY-67,Johnstown. Advance registration $25, $40 at the door; students $20. Fee includes a lunch sandwich buffet and refreshment breaks. To register, email your name, phone number, email address, city and state to [email protected]. Credit cards can be accepted by phone at 518-774-5669. Checks can be made out to The Fort Plain Museum, and sent to PO Box 324, Fort Plain NY 13339 (add Attn: GW BDAY). Visit www.fortplainmuseum.com for more details.

FREELANCE WRITING COURSE: Discover the step-by-step process for establishing yourself in the highly desirable field of freelance writing in a two-session course, “You Can Be a Freelance Writer,” held on February 20 and 27 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Albany JCC’s Massry Senior Center, 182 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany. Instructor Pauline Bartel is an award-winning writer with more than 40 years of experience in the competitive freelance marketplace. Tuition is $39 for JCC members and $49 for the general public. A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Register by calling 518-438-6651 ext. 112. For more information visit www.paulinebartel.com.

KOREAN WAR VETERANS LUNCHEON: The February luncheon for Ch. 60, Korean War Veterans Association, takes place on Thursday, February 14, starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Peppermill Restaurant on Rt. 9 at the south entrance to the mall in South Glens Falls. Patti and Gene Slavin are the hosts. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, family and friends are all invited to attend. New members are always welcome. Please sign up for the luncheon at the February 7 monthly meeting or call the Slavins at 518-793-2358 by February 12. For more information, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.

SPRING STRESS REDUCTION: The Saratoga Stress Reduction Program is an eight-week mindfulness-based course taught by Selma Nemer, PhD. And Piere Simmerman, MS, in which students learn mindfulness-based meditation as a practice for growth and healing. Classes are offered on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings for the spring session, beginning March 19 and 23 at One Big Roof Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Avenue (Saratoga Health & Wellness Building). Class size is limited and some insurance plans are accepted. To register, or for more information, please call 518-581-3180×300 or visit www.saratogastressreduction.com. .

YOUNG SINGER SCHOLARSHIPS: The Battenkill Chorale offers Young Singer Scholarships to deserving singers ages 14-26, who become members of Washington County’s premier choral ensemble. All membership costs will be covered by the Scholarship Award. Rehearsals begin January 31 for the spring program, “Te Deum: New American Songs of Nature and Praise,” with performances on April 27-28. Rehearsals are held Thursdays 7:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main Street, Cambridge. For more information on the Young Singer Scholarships, email [email protected] or call 518-677-3544.

KITTEN ADOPTION EVENT: A special foster kitten adoption event will be held on Saturday, February 9, from noon – 3 p.m. at Three Willows, 123 Upper Platt Street, Glens Falls. All adoption fees will be discounted to $60 that day. Keep an eye on FACT Animal Rescue’s Facebook page to see which kittens will be there. Please submit an adoption application prior to attending the event; the application form can be found at www.FACTAnimalRescue.com. If you can’t attend the event, FACT will honor the discounted adoption fee from February 9-16.

THE MOUSETRAP: Home Made Theater continues its 34th season with Agatha Christie’s class mystery, “The Mousetrap,” directed by Dianne O’Neill Filer. Performances at 7:30 p.m. on February 9, 15-16 and 22-23. 2 p.m. Sunday matinees on February 10,17 and 24 at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park. Tickets $27 and $24; discounts available for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone at 518-587-4427, or at www.homemadetheter.org.

SPARKLES & SWEETS LUNCHEON: All women are invited to attend the Christian Women’s Connection of Saratoga Luncheon from noon – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, at Longfellow’s Inn & Restaurant, Rt. 9P, Saratoga Springs. Enjoy a jewelry exchange and sweet trivia contest. Judi Merriam, an actress and vocalist from Schenectady, will share her life story. Cost $15 inclusive. Make your reservation by February 7 by calling Ellie at 518-584-3779.

CCE COOKING CLASS: “Cooking from Scratch” features hands-on preparation of a healthy Mediterranean-style home-cooked meal. February 13, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Cornell Cooperative extension, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Admission $10; kids over 10 may accompany an adult for $5. Space is limited; please call 518-885-8995 to register.

HORSEMAN’S SOCIAL: Join the Cornell Cooperative Extension Equine Leadership Committee for a night out with friends, “horsetalk” and plenty of good food at the Saratoga Horseman’s Social & Silent Auction on Friday, February 22. This social networking function is the event for the Capital Region horse community to get together. $30 admission includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert, soda, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Longfellow’s Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Call 518-885-8995 or email [email protected] to register before the event sells out. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2210382459289242/.

SPAC WINTER BALL: Tickets are now on sale for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Junior Committee’s Winter Ball, “Into the Pines,” to be held on Saturday, March 9, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. The Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs will be transformed into a wooded wonderland inspired by the sweeping Saratoga Spa State Park in which the Hall resides. The festivities include live music by Grand Central Station, catering by Mazzone Hospitality, an open bar, raffle prizes and a complimentary coat check. You must be 21 years old or over to attend. General admission $100. For more information, contact Seth Buono at 518-584-9330 or [email protected].

TURNING STONE TRIP: The Olde Saratoga Seniors will host a trip to Turning Stone Casino on Monday, March 18. The bus will leave the Saratoga Train Station at 6:15 a.m. or the American Legion in Schuylerville at 6:45 a.m., and return at approximately 8:30 p.m. Members $10, non-members $15. Please mail payment to Olde Saratoga Seniors, P.O. Box 60, Schuylerville NY 12871 no later than March 1. For more information call Pat Temple at 518-338-2329.

OPEN MIND SCHOLARSHIP: Northshire Bookstore of Saratoga, the Capital District’s largest family-owned independent bookseller, is accepting submissions for the 2019 Open Mind scholarship. The scholarship honors the diversity of thought, feelings, information and perspectives found in books, as well as their power to change people’s lives. Northshire awards $1,000 each year to help two college-bound high school seniors, one from New York and one from Vermont, to help pay for college. Entrants need to write up to one page on how a book exposed them to something new and how that impacted their life. Submissions are due by March 1 and should include name, email address and state. Email your submission to [email protected].

PHOTO FINISH: The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame presents its inaugural “Photo Finish” juried photography exhibition, on display in the von Stade Gallery from January 20 through March 10. 45 photographs were selected from 159 submissions from 83 photographers. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. For more information, call 518-584-0400 or visit www.racingmuseum.org.

SECOND HAND ROSE: Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop, a not-for-profit store located at 116 Broad Street, Schuylerville, has a Winter Clearance bag sale at $5 a bag. The shop will be open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please call 518-695-4640.

SARATOGA REC SOCCER: Reach your goals with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s Soccer programs. Spring leagues will be held from April 27 – June 22. Little Kickers is a parent/child activity that teaches soccer basics. Big Kickers reinforces skills and introduces participants to games. League play is separated into grade-appropriate divisions. A new informal Adult Soccer League will follow FIFA laws. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. For other questions, contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550×2300 or email [email protected].

BATTENKILL CHORALE: The Battenkill Chorale is an un-auditioned chorus with singers from six counties in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont that has become one of the premier amateur choruses in the North Country and Capital Region. The Chorale is now accepting experienced choral singers for their April 27-28 spring concert, “Te Deum: New American Songs of Nature and Praise.” Singers should have experience in choral singing, good sight-reading skills and vocal technique. Auditions are held for vocal placement and solos only. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m.- 9:45 p.m. in Cambridge at Hubbard Hall or Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, beginning January 31. There is a $35 membership fee per concert program, plus the cost of music. To pre-register, call 518-677-3544 or email [email protected].

SOUTHERN SARATOGA ART SOCIETY: Artists and members of the Southern Saratoga Art Society will be exhibiting their work throughout the area in early 2019. In January and February the Malta branch of Catskill-Hudson Bank hosts works by Allison Croote while the Halfmoon branch showcases Mechanicville artist Jane Morrison; NBT Bank in Clifton Park features works by William Daisak; Mechanicville Public Library exhibits work by Jean Skanes. In February local artist Frank Coletta will be exhibiting at the Glen Eddy Senior Living Center in Niskayuna and Zion Lutheran Church in Schenectady, while Maria Tsai exhibits at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center. From January through May the Burnt Hills Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, hosts works by Jack Morgan, Richard Kitchen, Joan VanAlphen and Mary Fekete.

WOMEN’S FUND TRAILBLAZERS LUNCHEON: Since 2007, the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region has raised and given out more than $489,000 in grants, scholarships and emergency funds with a focus on improving women’s lives in the Capital Region. The Women’s Fund honors Denise V. Gornick, Dr. Alice Green and Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill at their 11th Annual Trailblazers Award Luncheon, held March 8 at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. Registration and silent auction will take place from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by the luncheon and program from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Admission $75 per person; reservations are required by February 27. Proceeds from the event will allow the Women’s Fund to help a new generation of women become trailblazers. To register, or for more information, visit http://www.womensfundcr.org.

VALENTINE’S LUNCHEON: The New York Capital District Christian Women’s Connection sponsors a “Won’t You Be My Valentine” luncheon featuring a Sirloin Beef dinner on Wednesday, February 13, at the Guilderland Elks Lodge, 3867 Rte. 146 (Carman Road), Schenectady from 11:25 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (approx.). Weatherman and pet lover Steve Caporizzo and his wife Lisa are the Special Feature for February, along with musician Judy Merriam and another special speaker. Cost $16 inclusive. Reservations are required by February 8; cancellations are a must. Free nursery for infants through kindergarten available during luncheon by reservation only. Make reservations by calling Nancy at 518-869-0642.

FARM FILM FEST: Farm Film Fest 11 seeks entries for the annual film festival on March 24 at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham. The deadline for submission is March 1. Films should be submitted in DVD or digital format and may run from 5 to 20 minutes in length. DVDs may be sent to: Farm Film Fest 11, c/o The Crandell Theatre, PO Box 305, Chatham, NY, 12037. Digital links may be sent to [email protected]. Submission requirements and forms are available at farmfilmfest.org. For more information, call 518-929-4692.

JR SLUGGERS CLINIC: Swing for the fences with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s Jr. Sluggers clinic for Grades K-7 from March 5 – April 9. Learn the necessary skills for the upcoming baseball season. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. For other questions, contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550×2300 or email [email protected].

BOXING CLINIC: Meet at the ring for the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s Boxing Clinics. The next clinic for ages 8-15 meets from March 6 – April 10, while a new Adult Boxing Clinic for ages 18+ will meet from March 8 – April 12.. These clinics introduce participants to proper boxing technique. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. For more information call the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department at 518-587-3550×2300 or email [email protected].

TINY T-BALL: Learn baseball basics at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department’s Tiny T-Ball Clinic for ages 3-5 from March 6 – April 10. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs for additional information and to download forms. For other questions, contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550×2300 or email [email protected].

ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOPS: History and English teacher Maureen Jones of the Hadley-Luzerne Historical Society’s Oral History Project plans to meet with Society and community members once a month from January through March. Each meeting will take place on the last Thursday of the month, starting January 31, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Kinnear Museum, 52 Main Street, Lake Luzerne. For more information email [email protected] or visit www.kinnearmuseum.blogspot.com.

GREAT DECISIONS 2019: The Foreign Policy Association Great Discussions Group 2019 covers current topics on U.S. involvement with the rest of the world during an eight-week series on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. starting February 5 at the Schenectady Public Library, 99 Clinton Street, in the McChesney Room. Each session features a 30 minute video followed by a one-hour discussion. Sessions are free of charge. For more information call 518-388-4500 or visit http://FriendsofSCPL.org/programs/great-decisions. For more about the Foreign Policy Association, visit www.fpa.org.

THE FLURRY: Shake off the winter blues and dance, sing, jam and more at the 32nd Annual Flurry Festival on February 15-17 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway. Festival tickets can be purchased in advance at www.flurryfestival.org.

HALFMOON WINTER CAMP: Need something for your kids to do during the February break? Join the Town of Halfmoon for Winter Camp from February 19-22 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Cost covers a daily activity and lunch for youths in grades 1-8. The program is open to everyone regardless of residency. A full brochure and registration form can be found on the Town of Halfmoon website. Call the recreation office at 518-371-7410 ext. 2272 with any questions.

FIT AND FUN WITH ELYSE: Join Artistic Director Elyse Young in a workout that will have you laughing and sweating at the same time to music that makes you move, from Madonna, Abba and the Beach Boys to Jason Moraz and Santana. Five Thursday nights from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting February 7 (skipping February 21) at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive. Register online at www.maltaparksrec.com and call Malta parks and Recreation at 518-899-4411 for additional information.

SHORTCUT TO A MIRACLE: During an 8-week class beginning January 8, students will learn to use Science of Mind principles on a regular and consistent basis to develop a pattern of thinking and living in which demonstrations of good things are regular and normal. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs. Suggested donation: $20 per class session. To sign up, call 518-366-9918. For more information visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org.

SARATOGA SPRINGS REC SPRING 2019 PROGRAMS: Early bird registration for Saratoga Springs Recreation Department spring programming, including fan favorites Intro to Ice Skating, Jr. Sluggers, Soccer, Tiny T-Ball and Youth Boxing, begins January 14. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs to download forms and for additional information. Address any questions to the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550×2300,or email [email protected].

WILTON WILDLIFE PRESERVE PHOTO EXHIBIT: Forty-seven photographs by sixteen photographers were selected for the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park’s seventh annual Photography Show. All of the photographs were taken at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park and highlight the amazing beauty and diversity of the natural world that is right in our own community. The selected photographs will be on display through April 1, 2019 at the office located at 80 Scout Road in Wilton during office hours. For more information, please call 518-450-0321 or via email at [email protected].

INTRO TO FLY FISHING: Capital District Fly Fishers’ Intro to Fly Tying classes begin January 9, 2019. There will be eight sessions, held from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Historic Grooms Tavern in Clifton Park. The $75 class cost includes all fly tying material. Students must provide their own vice. Register at https://parksrec.egov.basgov.com/cliftonpark/Search?TagId=5.

OPERATION ADOPT-A-SOLDIER: The Town of Wilton’s Parks and Recreation Department at Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Drive, is accepting donations for Operation Adopt a Soldier, which provides a sense of home to soldiers overseas with letters, care packages, gifts, phone cards, personal care items, snacks and more. Donations will be accepted during regular business hours or during JR NBA games. For more information, call 518-584-9455.

COME TOGETHER INITIATIVE: “Come Together” is a 17’ high site-specific interactive sculpture made for the historic Salem Courthouse by Vivien Abrams-Collens to celebrate its transformation from a jail and courthouse to a vibrant community center. Visitors can show their support for the community and the sculpture by purchasing painted locks from the Community Center for $10, signing their names and placing the locks on the gridded bars of the sculpture. The Courthouse is located at 58 East Broadway, Salem. For more information on the Come Together Initiative, call the Courthouse at 518-854-7053.

SARATOGA VETERANS CHORUS: The newly-formed Saratoga Veterans Chorus invites male and female veterans, including active, guard and reserve service members, to enjoy the camaraderie of a cappella harmony in a relaxed, informal setting. No audition or public singing required. Instruction is provided by a professional choral director. Free admission. Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., American Legion Post 70, 34 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Contact Amy Hughes at 518 884-4999 for more information.

FOAL PATROL: Hot City Girl, a standout New York-bred mare who resides at Vivien Malloy’s Edition Farm in Hyde Park, will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online in December at www.foalpatrol.com. The first season of Foal Patrol, a one-of-a-kind collection of live cameras following the daily activities of in-foal mares, had more than 1.6 million views from December 2017 through September 2018. The Museum will be making weekly announcements of the participating horses leading up to the debut of Season 2 in late December. To keep up with the mares and foals of Foal Patrol’s first season, visit the blog section at www.foalpatrol.com..

SARATOGA SPRINGS REC BASKETBALL: Reach the rim with the Saratoga Springs Recreation Department Basketball program for ages 3 -18. Learn basketball basics and continue on to team play. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click Programs for additional information and forms to download. Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550×2300 or email [email protected] with any questions.

DANCE ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIPS: The Pat & Sven Peterson Dance Scholarship offers a Summer scholarship. The Summer scholarship application deadline is Sunday, April 28, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, May 20, 2019. You must be a current student member of the Dance Alliance, grade 7 through sophomore year in college. To join, for more information and/or details on how to apply go to www.dancealliance.org. For questions contact Tina Baird at [email protected] or 518-581-1791.

GAVIN PARK OVER 30 BASKETBALL: Gavin Park’s Over 30’s basketball Drop in Program runs Monday nights, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. from September 10- May 24. All participants must be at least 15 years old. The Fee is $5 per night, cash only. For additional information call 518-584-9455. Check for weather closures at Gavin Park’s Facebook page.

MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Saratoga County office for the Aging is in need of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors in Saratoga County. Volunteers are currently needed in Edinburg, Malta, Clifton Park, Mechanicville, Saratoga and Moreau. Delivery takes about an hour. Training/Orientation is provided. Please call the Office for the Aging at 518-363-4020 for details.

THEATER VOICES: Theater Voices has announced its program for 2018-19, the 31st anniversary season of free professional staged readings. Directed by Jacqueline Donnaruma, “Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker on runs from February 15-17, 2019. “The Subject Was Roses” by Frank D. Gilroy, directed by Brian Sheldon, runs from April 12-14. The season will close out with “Chapatti” by Christian O’Reilly, directed by Patricia Bunce, on May 17-19. All shows will be presented at Steamer No. 10 Theater, 500 Western Avenue, Albany, with performance times of Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.theatervoices.org or look up Theater Voices on Facebook.

SARATOGA SPRINGS FREE/REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS: Saratoga Springs City School District has announced a free and reduced price meal policy for Saratoga Springs area school children. Households that meet the eligibility requirements are urged to apply for free and/or reduced price meals. Copies of the application form are available at the principal’s office in each school. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year to Margaret Sullivan, School Lunch Program Director. Please contact The School Lunch Office at 518-583-4704 with any questions regarding eligibility and the application process.

LIONS BOTTLE DRIVE: Help the Lions Club continue to serve the needs of the Saratoga Springs community with special emphasis on sight, hearing and diabetes, and help the environment by taking part in a year long bottle drive/fundraiser. Bring all your bottles and cans to the four Minogue’s Beverage Center locations in Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Malta and Queensbury and donate your receipt to the Lions Club account at the checkout counter. Minogue’s is located at 16 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs; 624 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs; 2421 State Rte 9 in Malta; and 266 Quaker Road in Queensbury.

ADULT BASKETBALL: Adults 18 years and older are welcome on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center to play basketball. Visit SaratogaRec.com and click on Rec Center Calendar for the latest schedule and fees. Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550 x2300 or email [email protected] with questions.

RACQUETBALL/WALLEYBALL: All ages are welcome at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center to play Racquetball and Walleyball. Contact the Recreation Department at 518-587-3550 x2300 or email [email protected] to reserve the court.

ERIE CANAL EXHIBIT: “Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal” will be on display through October 20, 2019. The exhibition honors the bicentennial anniversary of the Erie Canal’s construction and features artifacts, images, posters, and documents from the collections of the State Museum, State Archives, State Library, and cultural institutions from across the state. The first phase of the exhibition explores the circumstances leading up to building the canal, the construction, and the famous “wedding of the waters” that marked the opening of the completed canal in 1825. Located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany, the Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free. Further information about programs and events can be obtained by calling 518-474-5877 or visiting the Museum website at www.nysm.nysed.gov.

CITY BOARDS & COMMISSIONS: Are you interested in serving on one of the City’s boards or commissions? Visit http://www.saratoga-springs.org/203/Boards-Commissions to review the complete list. You can submit your application to http://www.saratoga-springs.org/FormCenter/Mayor-18/City-of-Saratoga-Springs-Board-Applicati-70. Applications will be placed on file for a period of one (1) year from the date of receipt. The City shall endeavor to appoint members who represent the specific Board focus as well as experts in the field. Members shall be reflective of the demographic and geographic diversity of the City. Members should live, work, or have a strong connection to the City.

MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS: The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in urgent need of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors in Saratoga Springs, Greenfield, Ballston Spa, Schuylerville and Wilton areas. Substitutes are needed throughout Saratoga County. This program helps many seniors age 60 and over remain independent in their own homes. Nutritious meals meeting the 1/3 RDA requirement are prepared, packed and ready for pickup at 10:30 a.m. Delivery takes about an hour. Training and orientation are provided. Please call Billie Joe at The Office for the Aging, 884-4996, for more details.

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