Catholics who have questions about the Catholic church’s marriage annulment process, or the status of marriages outside the church, are encouraged to attend an upcoming seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Sacred Heart Parish Center in Lake George.
Those would who like to share their experience with annulments are also invited to attend.
Call Sousa at 644-3861 to RSVP or for more information.
Bolton Spelling Bee approaching
The Bolton Community Spelling Bee, the library fundraiser that made an impressive debut last year, is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Bolton Central School.
More than 200 people attended last year for the bee which featured a lot of hilarity among spellers and spectators, and even more are expected for the 2011 edition.
In 2010, participating were teams representing various area businesses and organizations. Participants grappled with fifth-grade level words — prompting lots of laughter — as they raised money for the library.
The "Parade of Teams" starts at 1 p.m., followed by the fun and friendly quasi-competition. Jeff Strief from Happy Jacks is serving as emcee, and “Dame Edna” will be on board to "help" the teams as they vie for awards.
Spectators are encouraged to bring cash, as the judges can be bribed. All donations go to the Bolton Library.
Three major raffles will be conducted during the bee, and the audience is of course urged to participate.
Light refreshments will be available, and local high school students will be providing activities for the younger children.
To donate a prize or set up a sponsorship, call Megan at 644-2233 for details.
New courses at BCS
Bolton High School Social Studies teacher Scott McCarthy is teaching two new courses this year, and one offers students an opportunity to earn three college credits.
Now certified as a SUNY Adirondack adjunct professor for Principles of Economics McCarthy is teaching this one-semester, college-credit course to high school seniors.
This course is an introduction to principles of Economics in general and the economic forces now prevailing in the U.S.
The other new class to be offered presents an overview of contemporary media.
The Economics course includes an introduction to economic theories and methods, macroeconomic theory of national income analysis and fiscal policy, the nature of money and banking in the U.S., the Federal Reserve system and monetary policy, and principles of economic growth.
Bolton Central students who are taking the first semester Economics 201 course, will take Latin Studies in the second semester and could thus graduate with six college credits.
Bolton Central Superintendent Ray Ciccarelli said that BCS has partnered with SUNY Adirondack to offer the college-level course.
“We are continually enhancing our efforts to provide more college-credit courses, adding to our impressive list of 30 college credits available to BCS students,” he said.
Also new this year is a course titled Media. It is an elective course offered to BCS sophomores, juniors and seniors.
The purpose of the course is to give students exposure to all facets of the new array of high-technology media.
Through the course, students will engage in various projects and activities ranging from editing of music videos, athletic events, and interviews to investigative journalism. Students are to conduct face-to-face interviews and undertake research to develop stories pertinent to the school, community, state, nation, and world. The course will introduce students to a variety of computer programs and technology.
• Wednesday, Nov. 2 — Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. at Bolton Senior Center. Lunch follows at mealsite. Call 644-2368 to reserve your meal.
• Tuesday, Nov. 8 — Trip to Saratoga Racino. Call Pat Merchant at 644-9359 for more information.
• Wednesday, Nov. 9 — Movie, 10:30 a.m. at Bolton Senior Center.
• Wednesday, Nov. 16 — Bingo session, 10:30 a.m. at Senior Center. Submarine sandwiches for lunch at 12:00. Surprise dessert!
• Nov. 23 through Nov. 29 — Holiday Week: no activities.
• Wednesday, Nov. 30 — Bowling, 10 a.m. at Sparetime Lanes, Lake George. Lunch follows at Chinatown.
• Sunday, Dec. 4 — Holiday Party, 2 p.m. at Frederick’s Restaurant.
• Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Holiday Trip to Albany includes mall shopping at Colonie Center and viewing the Washington Park holiday light show.
All Bolton residents 50 years of age or older, are eligible for membership in the Bolton Seniors organization.