Clifton Park

Your Clifton Park Briefs: Race workshop and senior tax meeting


Hearing to discuss senior tax extension

HALFMOON — The town will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the A. James Bold Meeting Room at the Halfmoon Town Hall to discuss authorizing an extension to the filing deadline for senior citizens to apply for partial property tax exemptions.

The amendment to the filing law would permit the town to extend the time period wherein a senior citizen must file such an application from the third Tuesday in May to the fourth Tuesday in May.

Talking about race focus of workshop

CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will host an interactive workshop at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 that will focus on engaging children in an age-appropriate conversation about race and other topics.

The program will be presented by Kristie A. Ford, professor of sociology and founder of the Intergroup Relations Program at Skid-more College, and will cover common stereotypes and the experiences of different races in the United States.

“With the growing diversity in our community and the world around us, this is an important discussion to have,” said Melinda Taormina, head of youth services at the library. “These are tough and sometimes sensitive issues. We hope this forum will encourage people to share their thoughts and ideas and help start the conversation at home and in the classroom.”

In her research and teachings, Ford explores the connection between race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and social justice education.

She has won numerous awards for her work, including the President’s Award at Skidmore College, the NAACP Service Award and the Regional Leadership Council on Inclusion Award.

Along with Ford, panelists Lisa Brown, Allison Karcher, Cat LoMonico, and Emily Miller will help facilitate the discussion.

This program is open to adults and registration for this event will be required through the library’s website or by calling the library.

Halfmoon Winter Carnival slated for Saturday

HALFMOON — The town will hold its second annual Winter Carnival from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Halfmoon Town Hall.

The carnival will include a live ice sculpture demonstration, a visit from the Saratoga Children’s Museum, face painting, a balloon artist and a bounce house.

As part of the Winter Carnival, the town will host a mac ’n cheese cookoff.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample each vendor’s mac ’n cheese recipe, then vote for their favorite.

The town will present a first-place prize and bragging rights for the best local mac ’n cheese.

Used-book sale set at library

CLIFTON PARK — The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will hold a used-book sale in the second floor of the library.

The sale will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.

There will be a preview sale for members of the Friends of the Library from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Jan. 25.

Hardcover books cost $1. Children’s books, trade books and paperbacks cost 50 cents. Some special books will be priced slightly higher.

Single CDs and DVDs cost $1; CD and DVD sets and audio books will cost $2.

Sunday is Bag Day and a Hannaford bag filled with books is $1. Customers can also buy a Friends’ tote bag or children’s backpack for $10 and fill it with books for free.

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