CLIFTON PARK — As part of its 15-year anniversary celebration, Starpoint Church in Clifton Park recently presented the Shenendehowa school district with a check for $3,171 for its Bountiful Backpack program.
The program provides backpacks full of food for children to eat on the weekends, when school breakfasts and lunches aren’t available to them.
The check is “a great donation to our Bountiful Backpack program to support our students in need,” said Superintendent L. Oliver Robinson. “We’re so pleased to have Starpoint as partners in the community.”
In November, Starpoint donated $2,855 to Cheryl’s Lodge, the Captain Community Outreach Center in Halfmoon Heights.
The church also helps the children at Cheryl’s Lodge by providing Hunger Boxes on school breaks, and supplying the weekend meals for the summer food program.
The church also provides a lunch to all 12-month Shen district employees over the summer as a way to thank them for all they do year-round for students.
The donations are part of a continued effort from the congregation of Starpoint Church to donate $15 a month to charitable organizations.
VALENTINES FOR VETS
CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park Halfmoon Library will host a Valentine’s Day program 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.
This drop-in program, intended for children ages 3 to 8, will include wrapping gifts and decorating cupcakes for hospitalized veterans. No registration is necessary.
CLIFTON PARK — Artists and members of Southern Saratoga Art Society will be exhibiting their works in Clifton Park as follows:
William Daisak at NBT Bank, 9 Clifton Country Road, in February
Maria Tsai at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., in February.
MOVIES FOR READERS
CLIFTON PARK — The Friends of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will show movies to provide background information for their Two Towns-One Book program featuring “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.
“Stolen Babies” will be screened Feb. 3 and “Three Identical Strangers” on Feb. 10.
Both films will be shown at 2 p.m. at the library, 475 Moe Rd. Both events are free and open to the public.
For information, call 518-371-8622.
TAX PREP HELP
CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library will hold an all-day tax assistance program Feb. 2.
AARP volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS will prepare federal and state income tax returns for individual taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds in the Piracci Board Room.
Call the library at 371-8622 to set up an appointment.
CLIFTON PARK — The 43rd annual Antique Show and Sale fund-raiser sponsored by the Southern Saratoga County Women’s Club will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 at Shenendehowa High School East, Route 146.
Donations of $3 per person are requested, under 12 free.