Bethlehem A to Z heading

Community Announcements

About this Community Announcements Page

The district is a central hub of activity in the community, particularly as it relates to educational and recreational opportunities available to children. This Community Announcements page is provided as a service to parents for informational purposes only. For more information about the activities and organizations listed below, please use the contact information provided with each entry. If you have a community announcement you would like posted, please click here to access the online submission form.

community announcements

Bethlehem Pop Warner

Bethlehem Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading is celebrating its 50th year and 2014 Registration is OPEN! New in 2014: Sibling discount!
Go to: for more information and to register online. Open to boys and girls, ages 5-15 - no experience necessary!
Questions? Contact us at: or

School's Out Summer Program

School's Out, Inc. 2014 Summer Program is now accepting registrations for children entering 1-6 grades. The program runs from June 30 - August 29, from 7:30 am - 5:45 pm (M-F). We offer STEM activities, arts and crafts, computers and much more. A sampling of our field trips include swimming at local parks, Howe Caverns, Baseball Hall of Fame and Liberty Ridge. Please visit for the calendar and registration forms or call 439-9300.

ACPHS Summer Science Camp

The 2014 Summer Science Camp program at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers elementary school and middle school students access to a unique summer camp. Each one-week session will help students learn about a science in a way that is engaging and fun -- all while they experience what life is like on a College campus!

The cost of the camp includes all activities, field trips, daily breakfast and lunch, snacks, and a t-shirt. The camp day is from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (early drop-off is available beginning at 8:00 am). Students may register for one, two, or all three weeks depending on their interests. For more information (such as the camp schedule) and to register visit:

Sewing is Social with Amelia

Tweens/Teens: Learn to sew your own wardrobe, room décor, accessories and bags! Wednesdays and Fridays afterschool. Sunday classes for ages 7+. Spring Break classes too!

Siena Sports Summer camps for 2014

Summer is the perfect time to play sports, meet new friends and experience different adventures. The Siena College Sports Camps offer you all those opportunities and more. The Siena coaching staff, student athletes, and other college players and coaches will teach you during the week. The emphasis will be on individual improvement and team competition, and the instruction will include informative lectures from visiting coaches. VIEW BROCHURE [PDF]


Celebrate summer differently this year... open your heart, open your home and help bring simple joy to a child from New York City through the Fresh Air Fund program. Please consider hosting a child for one week this summer and change a life. Visit or call Dan (518)275-0414 local chairperson for more information.

Sewing is social & Janine Yoga

Join us to nuture your body and mind with a session of Vinyasa yoga plus a sewing workshop to make your own Wild Sage yoga mat bag. Sunday April 6, 2-5 PM at 365FIT (Hallowood Rd., Delmar). Click here for more details. Call Janine Murphy with questions 518.354.3579

Delmar Dolfins Swim Club

The Delmar Dolfins Swim Club will be hosting a Clinic for New Swimmers at BCMS March 31 to April 4, 6-7pm. The Clinic is a way for swimmers aged 7-11 who are interested in competitive swimming to experience the sport in a compact manner. Dolfin coaches will run the clinic. Minimum skill requirements are the ability to swim 25 yards front crawl non-stop with good breathing to the side. Contact Head Coach Doug Gross for more information at

Launch of HEADS UP for Safe Sports

Announcing the launch of HEADS UP Safe Sports a newly formed 501(c)3 charity fund established by Bethlehem Mickey Mantle, Inc. and the BRAVES Travel Baseball Club, a seven year Delmar based not-for-profit, youth sports organization and baseball club.

HEADS UP - "Raising funds and awareness for proper safety equipment and safe activities for youth sports in the Capital Region of New York State." insists that safety comes first.

Bethlehem Lacrosse Club - Spring Registration Now Open!

Visit for Spring Registration. Registration Closes March 31 for Spring Rec. Lacrosse. $25.00 Late Fee after 3/15.



NEW FOR 2014!
Girls Spring -instruction & competitive opportunities grades 1st - 8th*
Girls Summer -advanced instruction & travel tournaments grades 5th - 9th*
Boys Instructional Summer Camp Grades 3-6
*Additional Travel/tournament Fees may apply

Everyday Art now offering Classes for 2013/14

Everyday Art is now offering lessons in drawing, painting and crafting for students in grades 1-9. To view our complete schedule for 2013/2014 please go to Partial proceeds benefit World's Window.

Broadway Bound Academy Announces 2013/2014 Classes!

Broadway Bound Performing Arts academy offers classes in acting, musical theater, and group voice for students in grades K-12. All classes are located in Delmar, and are taught by a professional actress. For more info or to register, please visit our website: or check out this brochure [PDF].

Future First-Graders encouraged to join Cub Scout Pack 258

When your son enters first grade, he will also be ready to enter the exciting world of Cub Scouts and Cub Scout Pack 258 would love to be part of that experience. Click here for more information [PDF]

Conservancy hosts afterschool eco-adventure

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and Critter Patrol are running an afterschool Eco Adventure Junior Forest Stewardship Program from now through the end of the school year for middle school students from 3:15 to 5:30 on Wednesdays at the Normanskill West Preserve (end of Normanskill Blvd. across from Delaware Plaza) and Thursdays at the Schiffendecker Preserve (Bender Lane off Route 32). Program is free with MHLC membership ($40 for one year.) Regular attendance not mandatory. For more information:,, 518-369-1533.

Girls Scouts looking for 6th-8th graders to form troop

Attention all girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grade-Are you looking to have fun,learn new things or travel? Check out Girl Scouts-we are currently looking to form a troop for middle school girls out of Bethlehem M.S. Please contact: Julie Upstill at 518-489-8110 ext. 153

Girls Scouts looking for budding Daisies

New Elsmere Girl Scout Daisy Troop looking to form for 1st year Daisies (Kindergarten.)Parents interested in volunteering as a Troop leader or Assistant Troop leader please contact Heather Rutski at Volunteers are needed in order for this Troop to get started.

Award in honor of longtime BC teacher Mary Jane Hughes

The Bethlehem Central School District Music Department and the Bethlehem Music Association established of an award in memory of longtime BC string teacher Mary Jane Hughes. Contributions may be payable to Bethlehem Central Community Foundation (or BCCF) with memo line: Mary Jane Hughes Memorial Award, and sent to The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Six Tower Place, Albany, NY 12203.

Del Lanes Junior Program has openings

Are your kids looking for something fun to do on a Friday or Saturday? The Del Lanes Junior Program has openings for new or returning Junior Bowlers! We offer programs on Fridays at 4PM, as well as on Saturdays at 8:30AM and 10:30AM! We can accomodate any Juniors between the ages of 4-20! Come join the fun alone and make new friends, or bring a bunch of friends with you! Please email us at or call 439-2224 for more information! We are also on Facebook by searching for "Del Lanes Junior Program," we hope to see you on the lanes!

Youth employment service

Need part-time help? The Youth Employment Service (YES) has a large database of reliable teens eager for part-time work. Town of Bethlehem residents needing help with housework, yard work, babysitting, tutoring, animal care or handyman work should contact YES. Bethlehem businesses can also contact the service for help finding part-time staff. For more information, contact the YES Director, at 439-4955 ext. 1608 or