Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association will host its 2017 annual meeting and community mixer on 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the Next Door Kitchen & Bar, 51 Front St., Ballston Spa.
The event is an opportunity for members and non-members to review accomplishments honor outgoing board members and welcome new ones. The evening will begin with a social hour and buffet at 6 p.m., followed by the official meeting at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $30 per person and are available online at www.ballston.org. Limited tickets will also be available at the door. This event is open to the public.
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The Saratoga Women in Business group will hold its next bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 15, from 5-7 p.m. at Saratoga National Bank, 171 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
The group targets female business leaders in the greater Saratoga Springs area and offers free bi-monthly fellowship opportunities. Wine and light snacks, sponsored by area businesses, will be provided at each gathering, and door prizes will also be awarded. Voluntary cash contributions will be collected at the door in order to help fund future events.
Every meeting includes a five-minute presentation by a local woman-led, nonprofit organization. The March spotlight will be on AIM Services, which provides support and services to people with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.
To learn more about the Saratoga Women in Business group or to register for the free networking event, visit their website at www.saratogawomeninbusiness.com.
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The Brown Bag Lunch lecture series is set to begin for the 2017 spring season, produced by the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center in partnership with the Saratoga Springs Public Library.
All lecture programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. The programs take place from noon to 1 p.m. and meet in the H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs.
Topics for the series include:
Thursday, March 9: Ulysses S. Grant and his Saratoga Connections, 1865 to 1885, presented by Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s Docent Gloria May and the Friends of Grant Cottage site historian Melissa Trombley-Prosch.
Thursday, April 6: The History of the Saratoga Chip, presented by Alan Richer, local historian and collector.
Thursday May 11: The Burning of the Piping Rock: The Story Behind the Novel, presented by author Joe Cutshall-King.
Thursday, June 8: Saratoga Mineral Baths: Not Just for Saturday Nights, presented by Charlie Kuenzel.
For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at 587-3241, or visit www.saratogaspringsvisitorcenter.com.
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Applications are now available for SSOAR, Students Sharing Opportunities and Responsibilities, Saratoga Hospital’s summer program offering area junior and senior high school students opportunities for community service in a healthcare environment.
SSOAR participants will volunteer at least 48 hours in one of several areas of the hospital, including the gift shop, treasures consignment boutique, medical/surgical floors, and emergency department.
Completed applications must be received/postmarked by April 7. Detailed information and application requirements are available at www.saratogahospital.org/aboutus/volunteering, through high school guidance offices, and at the front desk of Saratoga Hospital. For email inquiries, students may contact Betsy St. Pierre, associate director of volunteer services, at email@example.com.