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Pittsford Congregational Church will be holding their annual Falling Into The Holidays Craft Fair and Vendor Event October 18th, 2014 from 9-2 at the church on Route 7 in Pittsford. This event benefits the Chritian Ed program at the church. For more information, please contact Ann Reed at 802-342-6275.
4th Annual Haunted Hooters Bowling Bash

Bowl Against Breast Cancer at Kingpin’s Alley in South Glens Falls. October 8th, 6-8pm

$15 with costume, $20 without. ALL proceeds directly benefit local breast cancer patients.

Includes galactic bowling, shoes and music! Prizes awarded for funniest, scariest and most unique costumes. Fore more info and to register check out or call 518-696-6119.

Vermont Apple Festival. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

The 32nd Annual Vermont Apple Festival is a memorable event for the entire family. Enjoy samples from the Farmer’s Market and petting the farm animals. Jumpstart your holiday shopping with a Vermont made gift, over 80 vendors to choose from. Get your fill of hearty chowder or chili, then treat yourself to homemade apple crisp. They will also have plenty of kids activities such as pony rides, puppet shows, and carnival rides!

Ages: 0 and up

Cost: Free – Admission is free

Parking: Yes – Off Street

Features: Snack Stand, Port-a-potty, Playground, Restrooms, Handicap Accessible, Picnic Area

13 Fairground Rd. Springfield,  VT 05156 (802) 885-2779


The Dorset Fire Department is currently seeking additional members interested in joining the fire service and serving the Dorset community.  No experience necessary, but would be helpful.  Training is available.  If you’re looking to support your community and become a member of the department please call 802-867-5311 or on Facebook: Dorset Fire Dept.  or email your inquiry to

The Food Pantry of the Capital District

  • The Food Pantries for the Capital District is a coalition of food pantries working together, in a spirit of cooperation, to do together what no one of us could do alone.  Our mission is to serve hungry people in the Capital District through member food pantries.  We support our pantries by purchasing, collecting and delivering food.  We provide a forum for networking, coordination of services, education and training.


The Albany Fund for Education

  • The Albany Fund for Education is a non-profit community organization that enhances opportunities for City School District of Albany students to learn, grow and succeed. It does this through grants and by linking community organizations with a mutual interest in public education.


Albany Charity for Arts in Education

    • ACAE is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support fine arts, theatre and musical performance by students in the schools of the city of Albany. It is governed by a board with members drawn from the arts, academic and business communities. Board members serve without compensation.
  • Members of the larger community can participate in several ways: by becoming Patrons of the organization, by contributing art for ACAE’s periodic auction events, by participating in these auctions, and by serving as members of ACAE’s board. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.
  • Teachers in the Albany city schools are invited to submit grant proposals for projects in art, theatre or music.


The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY – Learn how you can make a difference…

The mission of the Regional Food Bank is to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste.  We work toward this mission by ensuring that all products available for donation reach the Food Bank and are distributed judiciously to our member agencies; by practicing responsible stewardship; and by actively participating in the community to increase awareness of hunger and poverty.

You can donate money, food or just your time, through everything from food drvies to volunteering in an emergency shelter. There’s tons of ways to get involved and help your community. Find out about what local events, and services you can find near you. Check them out at



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County, Vermont, is expanding.  Great new mentoring programs are now available in Manchester, Dorset, East Dorset, Danby, Arlington, and Sunderland!

Get involved and have fun.  Sign up to be an adult mentor. Or enroll a child ages 5-14 in the program! For just a few hours a month, mentoring gives kids the greatest advantage for a successful life—friendship with a caring adult!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County is sponsored by United Counseling Service.
To donate, volunteer, or sign up a youth please contact the Northshire Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Coordinator at  802-442-5491.  You’ll be glad you did.


Make-A-Wish Foundation

Vermont chapter: (802) 864-9393
Capital District / North Country (518 area code):  (518) 782-4673

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants wishes to children who are living with a life-threatening illness, to enrich the human experience with Hope, Strength and Joy!

If you know a child with a life-threatening illness , please contact us and…Share the Power of a Wish®!

The Foundation, through personal interview with the child, makes sure that it grants each child his or her special wish. In every case, the entire immediate family is included as part of the wish to help create special family memories. The purpose is to emphasize the joy of the wish fulfilled; not the illness. Neither the child nor family is ever asked to pay for any portion of a fulfilled wish.


Muscular Dystrophy Association

More than 40 different life-threatening neuromuscular diseases exist. Tens of thousands of Americans are battling with some neuromuscular disease. The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is a voluntary health agency. It is a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases. MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. For more information or to donate time or money to the cause call 802-863-6434 or 518-489-5494 or visit the website at

Habitat for Humanity

Be constructive- build a house with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that works to build quality affordable housing in partnership with needy families. Each family works many hours of labor by helping with the construction, but they can’t do it alone. You can help by sharing your time and talent. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed at the construction site and as Habitat ambassadors in the community. You can also help by donating money, construction materials, and expertise in many different areas.

Donations are welcome, needed, and greatly appreciated. For more information on how you can help call (802) 442-3717 or visit them online.

Aids Project of Southern Vermont

AIDS Project of Southern Vermont has an HIV rapid testing program in Southwestern Vermont. We are trying to urge all people to get tested and know their HIV status.  For more information call 802-447-8007.

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