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2012-09-29T22:46:00Z Hometown briefs, Sept. 30 Glens Falls Post-Star
September 29, 2012 10:46 pm

Seniors will host book sale, trip

QUEENSBURY -- The Queensbury Senior Citizens will hold the Semi Annual Book Sale from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Queensbury Center, corner of Bay and Haviland roads.

This year, the Coffee and Cake Cafe will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday only to purchase coffee and homemade baked goods.

The sale includes a selection of hardcover books for $1 each. Trade paperbacks will be sold for 75 cents, regular paperbacks for 25 cents, puzzles, audio books and videos are 50 cents each.

For more information, call 761-8224.

The group also has a day trip to Springfield. Mass., planned Nov. 7. The day will begin with a planetarium show “Splendors of the Autumn Sky” and a chance to visit either the Science, Fine Arts or History museums, all located at the same complex. Lunch will be at the Publik House in Sturbridge. After lunch, the group will stop at Oakwood Farm, a Christmas barn filled with holiday gifts and goodies for sale. Finish the afternoon with a visit to St. Joseph’s Abbey.

The cost is $77 per person, which includes transportation, driver tip, lunch and admissions. Call 761-8224 or 745-4439 for more information. The deadline is Friday for registration.

Glens Falls plans annual reunion

GLENS FALLS -- The Glens Falls High School Class of 1966 will hold its third annual gathering with a get-together at 5:30 p.m. Friday, at Talk of the Town.

On Saturday, the group will take a boat ride on Lake George aboard the Mohican from 2:30 until 5 p.m. The cost is $19.75 ($18 with a senior discount). Boarding time is 2 p.m. Parking is available across the street for $7.

Beginning at noon Oct. 7, the group will gather for a buffet at the Docksider. The cost is $25 per person.

Contact Susan Collier Rumrill at 798-1738.

Soroptimists honor Barbara Sweet

LAKE GEORGE -- The Adirondack chapter of Soroptimists International will present its Ruby Award to Barbara Sweet, the executive director of Tri-County United Way, Monday during a dinner at Fort William Henry Resort.

Tickets are on sale for $35, and reservations should be made to Dot Clark at 798-5718.

Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.

The Ruby Award is given every year to a woman from the community who works to improve conditions for women and girls through her personal or volunteer efforts, or through professional avenues.

In her role as executive director of Tri-County United Way, Sweet uses her organizational skills and leadership in the community to draw together volunteers to contribute their time, talent and monetary support for many agencies that serve those in need in our area. Past winners of the Ruby Award have included Sister Deborah Blow of Plattsburgh; Dr. Kathleen Braico of Glens Falls; Sunny Buchman of Queensbury; and Jacquiline Touba of Glens Falls.

Colleges to present for Transfer Day

QUEENSBURY -- Representatives from nearly 200 colleges from around the country will converge Thursday on SUNY Adirondack for the college’s annual Transfer Day and Fall College Night.

Transfer Day has been scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. in the SUNY Adirondack Student Center lounge, and the annual Fall College Night will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in SUNY Adirondack’s gymnasium. The two events will give area college and high school students, as well as their parents, the opportunity to ask questions and get information about course programs and college activities. The public is invited, and there is no admission charge.

The early session will feature representatives from 30 of the most popular four-year colleges in New York and Vermont, including the SUNY University Centers at Albany and Brockport; University Colleges at Buffalo, Cortland, Delhi, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh and Potsdam; the Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome; The School of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse; and Empire State College.

Other public and private schools represented include Castleton State; Clarkson; College of St. Joseph; College of Saint Rose; Green Mountain College; Hilbert College; Keuka College; Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; Paul Smith’s College; RPI; RIT; Russell Sage and Sage College of Albany; Siena College; Utica College and Wells College.

The late session, co-sponsored by SUNY Adirondack and Adirondack School Counselors Association, will feature representatives from nearly 165 colleges and universities from across the Eastern United States.

For more information, call the Office of Counseling and Transfer Services at 743-2278.

LARAC takes ideas for Holiday Shop

GLENS FALLS -- The deadline is Oct. 12 for area artists and crafts people to apply for space in LARAC’s 2012 Holiday Shop at Lapham Gallery in downtown Glens Falls.

From Nov. 16 through Dec. 24, the Lapham Gallery and Shop transforms into the Holiday Shop, showcasing art and crafts from more than 60 local artists, creating unique gift-buying opportunities for holiday shoppers.

Applications and guidelines are available from LARAC’s website, www.larac.org, or can be obtained by visiting or calling the gallery at 798-1144, ext. 2.

Show promotes violence awareness

GLENS FALLS -- The bjsartworks Gallery presents “Beyond Bondage,” the fifth annual Domestic Violence Awareness Project, which features the young women of The Charlton School.

Along with some other works, this show continues the message that bjsartworks Gallery continues to support “STOP the violence!”

Donations can be made out to “Catholic Charities DV Project” and delivered or sent to the gallery at 71 Lawrence St.

The mission of The Charlton School is to provide effective therapeutic, residential, educational and aftercare services to young women and their families who have encountered significant problems in their lives.

The mission is supported by the practice of advanced professional strategies that nurture and guide the clients toward fulfilling their potential as productive participants in their communities and the recognition of the needs and rights of all individuals to be treated with kindness, fairness and respect, and the acknowledgment of our belief in the individual’s ability and potential for self empowerment and fulfillment.

The mission will be dynamic and will include long-term support for the girls after discharge.

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