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Chester library board to meet Wednesday

CHESTER — The December Chester Library Board of Trustees meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the library. All are welcome. For more information, call 518-494-5384.

South America trip advice to be shared

GLENS FALLS — Mirna Jaime, a native of Latin America, will present a program, “Thinking of a Summer Vacation in the Winter in South America,” at Crandall Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Holden Room, 251 Glen St.

As a Spanish teacher, Jaime will review key phrases to help people communicate at the airport, order meals, shop, ask for directions, help with an emergency or communicate with the locals. She will also give advice on where to travel and give a brief slideshow of Hispanic countries.

WIC is offering free groceries to women

HUDSON FALLS — Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding an infant or have a child younger than 5 can get free groceries and more from Washington County WIC. Get free nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, referrals to other services and a monthly nutritious food package.

Call Washington County WIC at 518-746-2460 for an appointment. New York state residency is required.

Christmas dinner is set in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE — The annual Lake George community Christmas Day dinner will be hosted again this year by Caldwell Presbyterian Church with The Inn at Erlowest providing the meal at 4 p.m. Dec. 25 at the Courtyard Marriott on Canada Street.

Reservations can be made by calling the Caldwell Presbyterian Church office at 518-668-2613. Leave a name, phone number and number attending. Diners are requested to arrive at the Courtyard Marriott by 3:30 p.m. to enjoy Christmas music. Parking is available on Canada Street or in the rear parking garage. Handicapped diners should use the rear entrance that has no steps.

Area residents who live alone or in small families are especially invited to share dinner and fellowship on Christmas. Volunteers from Caldwell Church can provide limited transportation and will deliver meals to homebound residents. For more information, call the church office.

Blue Christmas service planned

HEBRON — The Hebron United Presbyterian Church will host a Blue Christmas Service for Hope and Healing at 7 p.m. Monday at 3153 County Route 30, West Hebron.

During a season when all is supposed to be merry and bright, many are feeling blue, anxious or depressed. Whether mourning a loss, worried about finances, facing health issues or just plain stressed, Christmas joy seems elusive.

People will gather together for a time of quiet reflection, prayer and music; gifts of the season, wrapped in the healing love of the one who came down to be hope for the world. For more information, go to www.westhebronunitedpresbyterianchurch.com.

Animal rescue fundraiser set

FORT EDWARD — FACT Animal Rescue will host an Ugly Sweater Party fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Halftime Bar and Grill, 1498 Route 9. Tickets are $10. Must be 21 years or older. There will be prizes, raffles, a bake sale and more. Visit www.FACTAnimalRescue.com for ticket information or email factanimalrescue@outlook.com. There will also be a supply drive. Bring cat food and litter to help FACT get through the winter.

Mantz to go to event for youth advocacy

SILVER BAY — The Silver Bay YMCA announced that Kiara Mantz of Bolton Landing will be one of two delegates to represent the state of New York and all New York state YMCAs in Washington, D.C., in March at the Youth Advocate Program at the YMCA’s National Advocacy Days.

Mantz will join a select group of young people from throughout the country who participated in the YMCA Youth and Government program, a well-respected national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. The Youth Advocate Program at National Advocacy Days is a program that stems out of The YMCA of the USA’s Government Relations and Policy Office.

This program brings together high school Youth and Government students to learn about how advocacy advances the Y’s three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Youth Advocates will participate in all National Advocacy Days activities as well as special programming facilitated by Youth and Government staff. This separate programming will expose Youth Advocates to national policymaking, YMCA advocacy efforts, public policy career tracks and much more.

At National Advocacy Days, Youth Advocates will learn about the YMCA’s national legislative priorities, hear from thought leaders about the YMCA’s roles and impact in communities throughout the nation, visit with members of Congress and/or their staff, connect with Youth Advocates from across the country, and meet with YMCA leadership from all over the nation.

Shakespeare group has Christmas show

HUDSON FALLS — The Hudson River Shakespeare Company presents “Our Christmas Show,” an evening of Christmas carols, poems and skits, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 River St. Andy Daly directs with Bruce VanGuilder as musical director and accompanist. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, visit hudsonrivershakespeare.org.

ChurchWoW plans celebration, dinner

HUDSON FALLS — ADK Church Without Walls will have a Celebration of the Season of Lights at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Kingsbury Baptist Church, 1790 Church Road. There will also be a holiday dinner and Celebration of the Season of Lights at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. Hors d’oeuvres and fellowship will be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Library will host Pajama Storytime

LAKE GEORGE — The Caldwell-Lake George Library will host its annual Holiday Pajama Storytime at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa St. Wear “jammies,” bring a blanket and favorite bedtime toy, and await the arrival of a special guest. There will be stories and a holiday craft to take home. Refreshments will be served.

The event is recommended for children ages 3 to 7. This event is free, but reservations are recommended. Register before Monday by contacting the library at 518-668-2528.

ARCC seeks Juckett award nominations

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the 30th annual J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award. This award is the four-county region’s most prestigious community service award, given to recognize and honor an extraordinary individual who has selflessly gone above and beyond by contributing time and energy to help others. A list of past winners can be found at www.adirondackchamber.org/j.-walter-juckett-community-service-award.

To nominate a deserving volunteer, fill out a nomination form and return to the ARCC by Jan. 16. This form can be found on the ARCC website, www.adirondackchamber.org, or by sending an email to info@adirondackchamber.org to request a form.

The 30th annual J. Walter Juckett Award will be presented at the Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce Annual Dinner on March 9.

J. Walter Juckett had a remarkable business career and was recognized as a major community leader in his adopted home, the village of Hudson Falls, and the entire region. His leadership and commitment transgressed a wide range of civic, charitable, religious, political, business and educational activities.

He was an active and engaged participant for several years with the Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce, but first and foremost, J. Walter Juckett will be remembered as a philanthropist and a true gentleman.

Cruise to Canada, New England set

LAKE GEORGE — The Dream Weaver Group Travel will be at the Barnsider Smokehouse restaurant for a Canada and New England Discovery cruise presentation with Yankee Trails at 3 p.m. Thursday. The cruise takes place June 8-15. The cruise takes place aboard Holland America’s Zaandam, a smaller ship with capacity of 1,423 passengers with all kinds of amenities including cooking shows and hands-on workshops in America’s Test Kitchen. The itinerary takes you from the Queensbury/Lake George area to Boston where you board the ship and back from Montreal where the ship debarks. Ports include Bar Harbor Maine, Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Quebec City and Montreal, Quebec. All are welcome.

A deposit of $350 per cabin, plus optional travel insurance, is due by Jan. 4. For more information, call 518-668-2764 or go to www.dreamweavergrouptravel.com. RSVP if you plan to attend the presentation.

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Hometown is compiled by Gretta Hochsprung. If you’d like to let her know about an upcoming event, email ghochsprung@poststar.com or call 518-742-3206.

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