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Wesley hosts 'Hooray for Hollywood'

Wesley hosts 'Hooray for Hollywood'

The Wesley Community will pay homage to classic films at the eighth annual "Snowball" on Friday, March 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Embury Commons in Saratoga Springs.

The celebratory evening of dinner and dancing is held each year as a way for seniors, families, and members of The Wesley Community to celebrate the arrival of spring. This year’s theme – “Hooray for Hollywood” – was chosen to reflect the vitality of a senior community that, like classic films of yesteryear, stands the test of time.

The evening will feature a dinner of sirloin tips, dancing, prizes, and music from DJ Nick Coluccio. Acapella group Saratoga Soundtrack will perform and attendees can match wits during a movie trivia contest.

The event is open to all community members. Tickets are available for $15 per person or two tickets for $25. Limited seating is available and reservations are required. To reserve tickets, please call 518-691-1565 by Tuesday, March 22.

Vendorfest 2011 coming to elks club

Spring Vendorfest 2011 is coming to the Saratoga-Wilton Elks on April 10 from noon to 4 p.m.  

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

More than twenty-five vendors including Madison Handbags, PartyLite, Pampered Chef, Paul & June’s Creations, Lia Sophia, and Close to My Heart will be on hand to sell their products. There will also be a 50/50 and other raffles.

Admission to the event costs $2 and includes a chance to win one of many door prizes.

'Saratoga Sip' comes to Vapor

'Saratoga Sip' comes to Vapor

The "Saratoga Sip" Wine Tasting will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Vapor Night Club in Saratoga Springs.

The event honors Robert J. McNamara of Robert J. McNamara Financial Consultants and will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeastern New York.  

Vapor Night Club at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway will host this year’s main event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and an "Exclusive VIP After Party" from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Guests at the Saratoga Sip will enjoy an evening of sampling fine wines from vendors such as Bully Hill, Heron Hill, Joseph Carr and Opici Wine Company while tasting gourmet foods from restaurants such as the Prime at Saratoga, Wheatfield’s, Yono’s, Grappa 72  and many others. To top off the evening guests will dance the night away to entertainment by the New York Players and browse displays of live and silent auction items.

General Admission tickets are $80 per individual, and Junior Admission for ages 21-30 cost $60. The VIP After Party Package is $100 and includes general admission. Tickets are still available and should be reserved by calling 518-783-7361 or by emailing nspath@cff.org

Spring Seed Start Challenge comes to Saratoga Spa

Spring Seed Start Challenge comes to Saratoga Spa

Saratoga Spa State Park will host the "Spring Seed Start Challenge" on Friday, March 11 at 4 p.m.

The program will teach participants how to use recycled household items to make seed starters. Attendees can bring their own seeds or use the park's. The class is open to all ages.

Admission costs $3 per person. No registration is necessary.

The event will take place in the warming hut.

Public Health Office offers free vaccines

Public Health Office offers free vaccines

The Saratoga County Public Health office will offer flu and pneumonia Vaccines at the Shenendehowa Adult Community Center on Friday, March 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.

These vaccines are available for free to Saratoga County residents 19 years of age and older. Sign up is required.

Call Saratoga County Public Health office at 584-7460 to register.

The community center is located at 6 Clifton Common Court in Clifton Park.

Lions Club hosts duathlon at Skidmore

Lions Club hosts duathlon at Skidmore

The Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation is hosting the seventh annual Saratoga Lions Duathlon on Sunday, May 29 on the Skidmore College Campus in Saratoga Springs.

Participants will tackle a 5k run, followed by a 20 mile bike ride, ending with another 5k run. Race start time is scheduled for 8 a.m.  Participants can be individual, two person teams or three person teams.  Area businesses can also participate with a three-person team in the corporate challenge category.  

Proceeds will further the Foundation’s work in sight and hearing conservation, diabetes, community and youth programs.  To register, go online to www.saratogalions.com or call 518-788-7570.

Early-bird registration fees are $50 per individual, $75 per two-person team, and $95 per three-person team until  May 13 (mail-in entries must be postmarked by May 13).  Pre-registration fees from May 14 through May 26 are $55 per individual, $85 per two-person team, and $110 per three-person team.  On the day of the race, entry fees are $60 per individual, $95 per two-person team and $125 per three-person team.  

Library 'lets the sun shine'

Library 'lets the sun shine'

Public officials, community leaders, and the community at large are invited to attend "Let the Sun Shine," an informational program designed to update attendees on the Open Meeting Law.

Co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County, The Saratogian newspaper, and the Saratoga Public Library, the session will feature well-known advocate Robert Freeman, Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government. It will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Public Library.

Recent amendments to the Sunshine Law include regulations regarding adequate space accommodations for attendees, changes in meeting locations, the role of the courts, and the recording of public meetings.