Thursday, 02 May 2024 14:01

May 3 - 9, 2024

Spring 2024 Famous Brown Bread and Bake Sale

Spring has sprung and our kitchen is, once again, steaming up just in time for Mothers’ Day!  Simpson United Methodist Church is having our semi-annual Brown Bread & Bake Sale.   The cost is still $8 per loaf.   Pick-up dates:  Friday, May 10 between 4 and 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  at 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls.  The bake sale is on Saturday.  Call 518-885-4794 to place your order.  Please leave your name, telephone number and the number loaves you would like to reserve; and if possible, let us know if you will be picking up on Friday or Saturday.  A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order. 

4-H Fashion Revue

A great way to exhibit your skills, to have your projects evaluated, and to connect with 4-H’ers who have a “Passion for Fashion”. The goal of Fashion Revue is to develop an understanding of personal representation in public situations regarding clothing, accessories, and grooming. The Fashion Revue will be held on May 10 at Cornell Cooperative Extension Offices located at 50 W High Street, Ballston Spa from 4 – 8 p.m. More information about projects, evaluations and exhibiting is available on the 4-H Website at: https://ccesaratoga.org/4-h-youth-development/4-h-forms/4-h-fashion-revue. To sign-up, please call the 4-H office at 518.885.8995 or email Leland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seeking Crafters and Vendors

The Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church seeks crafters and vendors for its Spring Festival to be held May 11, from 10 am to 3 pm, at 768 Charlton Rd.  For information or an application, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-399-4831.

Annual Spring Auto Show

The Saratoga Automobile Museum is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated Spring Auto Show, set to take place amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Saratoga Spa State Park on May 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. From classic beauties to cutting-edge marvels, this event will showcase a stunning array of vehicles that will captivate and inspire attendees. Pre-Register your car, truck or motorcycle and receive two complementary one day tickets to the Saratoga Motorcar Auction, a $50 value. This is a great family event, we’ll have great food, amazing automobiles, and music! By participating in this event, attendees will contribute to the museum’s ongoing efforts to educate and inspire future generations. For more information and to pre-register your car, truck, or motorcycle, please visit www.saratogaautomuseum.org.

Annual Meeting of East Line Union Cemetery 

The annual meeting and election of Officers of the East Line Union Cemetery will be held Saturday May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Malta Community Center at 1 Bayberry Drive (corner of Bayberry & Rt. 9 – north of Town Hall).   The meeting is open to all lot owners and family members.   Donations to the cemetery for repairs and general upkeep are gladly accepted and can be sent to the East Line Union Cemetery, Inc. at P.O. Box 111, Round Lake NY  12151. For more information Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Craig Tolosky, Sec.-Treas. at 518-888-4805.   

Historic Homes Tour

This highly anticipated event held on May 11 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. offers the rare opportunity to see the interiors of private historic homes and buildings in the North Broadway neighborhood of Saratoga Springs. Private residences on North Broadway, Greenfield Avenue, and Woodlawn Avenue will be featured. The tour will also include the former Masonic Lodge at 687 North Broadway as the “Rehabilitation-in-Progress.” The virtual tour features four buildings on North Broadway, three of which are on the in-person tour, as well as two other properties, including 65 Phila Street.  For information or to purchase tickets by May 8, please visit www.saratogapreservation.org or call 518-587-5030.

Lunch & Learn 

Join Carol Godette on May 11 for Lunch & Learn program “On This Spot: 628 North Broadway” where she will take a closer look at the history of the building. Learn how this 1887 Queen Anne, designed by prominent local architect R. Newton Brezee, went from being the residence of philanthropic, civic-minded leaders of Saratoga Springs to a well-respected funeral home. Program starts at Noon at William J. Burke & Sons / Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Space is limited for these educational programs and tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, May 8. Visit www.saratogapreservation.org to become a member to receive event ticket discounts and support preserving Saratoga Springs.

Armed Forces Day Parade

A special salute to the military will be held on Saturday May 18 and you are invited. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Portions of Route 9 from Route 9/9P south to Dunning Road, Malta

The 20th Annual Team Billy Ride and Walk for Research 

To raise funds for the Billy Grey Research Chair. Sunday, May 19 at the Farmers’ Market at High Rock Park, Saratoga Springs. Three rides of 50, 25 and 10 miles will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a three-mile walk through the historic district starting at 9 a.m. The rides follow some of the most beautiful sections of Saratoga County, with the 50-mile bike ride through the Saratoga National Historic Park. This local event and ongoing donations have made possible over $2,900,000 in research grants for brain tumor research. All donations are tax deductible and made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. To register for the Ride for Research, to donate funds or volunteer, please go to www.teambilly.org Phone: Cherie Grey 518-587-7211, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Composting Workshop

Composting is an amazing, natural process that almost anyone can do at home. It’s also one of the best ways you can help fight climate change. Come to our composting workshop at Hudson Crossing Park Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Bring the family and enjoy the gardens at the park. For information about Sustainable Saratoga visit https://sustainablesaratoga.org

Spring Gala for Home Made Theater

Please join us for brunch at the beautiful Mansion of Saratoga on Sunday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. Our garden brunch gala will feature a full brunch menu of American and French favorites prepared by Chef Rick Bieber. Your ticket includes coffee or tea, juice, iced tea, lemonade, and one free cocktail. Other beverages will be available at a cash bar. There will be performances from the upcoming production of The Secret Garden as well as raffles, silent auction items and other activities. Honorary Committee: $200,  Garden Guest: $125. Deadline for purchases: Friday, May 3. The Mansion of Saratoga is located at 801 NY-29, Rock City Falls, NY 12863

23rd Annual Golf Classic

Hosted by the Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Leaders Association. This year’s event will take place on June 1, at the beautiful Fairways of Halfmoon Golf Course. We invite you to join us for a day of friendly competition and camaraderie with fellow golfers, all while supporting a great cause. 

Sponsorship opportunities range from $1200 to $130, and individual players can join for just $140. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to network, have fun, and make a difference in your community. To register, visit https://ccesaratoga.org/4-h-youth-development/4-h-annual-golf-classic 

The Yaddo Golf Invitational

Presented by NYRA - Hit the links on June 4 with 128 of the Capital Region’s golfers to benefit Yaddo’s legendary artist residency. Special guest and Honorary Chair, bestselling author and journalist, Steve Friedman. Golfers will enjoy 18-holes of golf, plus carts; lunch, fun contests, and admission to the post-play dinner and awards ceremony in the Mansion at Yaddo. Win the Hole-in-One contest, and take home a 2024 VW ID.4 Standard, courtesy of Nemer Auto Group! Tickets are on sale now.  Held at Saratoga National Golf Club, located at 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs from 1 – 9 p.m. Sponsorship is also available. Hole signs start at $300. To sign up, visit https://yaddo.org/event/the-2024-yaddo-golf-invitational/ FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/323060993574201 or contact for questions: Kat Trippany, Director of Donor Relations This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 518-584-0746

Mostly Modern Festival

Returning to Saratoga for its fifth season from June 6 – 21, at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on the Skidmore College campus. There are 11 orchestral, vocal, and chamber concerts by festival and guest ensembles of mostly new music. The festival also hosts the Mostly Modern Festival Institute, a three-week intensive with a distinguished 50-member faculty for up to 30 composers and 100 instrumentalists, vocalists, and conductors. The festival’s brand-new dramatic vocal works initiative celebrates living composers, librettists, and singers and is creativity-driven and composer-forward.  Audiences will witness riveting world premieres in each concert, written by upcoming and professional innovative composers. For concert and ticket details, visit www.mostlymodernfestival.org/concert

SAIL Fundraiser Garage Sale

Donations wanted for the annual Southern Adirondack Independent Living Garage Sale (SAIL). The sale will be held at the Queensbury location at 71 Glenwood Ave., June 13 – 15. This is a vital fundraiser, filling the gaps left by grant funding and allowing us to continue our mission of helping people live more independently. We’ll be eagerly accepting donations from community members starting Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. at both our Wilton and Queensbury offices, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for further inquiries call 518-792-3537, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit sailhelps.org. 

Saratoga Naturally Photography Exhibit

The exhibition, displayed at Thirsty Owl Bistro, located at 184 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, features stunning nature photographs that capture both the unique beauty and the spirit of Saratoga’s natural wonders - parks and preserves, breathtaking landscapes, trails, wildflowers, trees, rare plants, and many of its most popular inhabitants. For more information, visit LouisdValentiPhotography.com.  The exhibit will be on display until June 15. 

Craft Fair at Brookside Museum – Vendors Wanted!

The Saratoga County History Center is seeking vendors of handmade crafts, antiques, and farm products for the annual craft fair on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  No mass-produced or commercially made items will be permitted. Spaces are available outdoors, with limited spaces available indoors.  This is a rain or shine event. Visit https://brooksidemuseum.org/event/2024-craft-antique-fair/ for more information, or contact Beth Silvestri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Looking for Unique Vendors and Artisans

Ballston Area Seniors are gearing up for their Annual Bazaar Saturday, November 9, at the Town of Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa. What is your specialty? Pickles, Relishes, jams and jellies, or any handmade crafts are appreciated and welcome. We are looking for you to join us. Indoor spaces 8’Wx7’D are $ 30. indoor only are (first come, first serve basis and electrical outlets indoor are limited.) Outdoor spaces 12’Wx10’D are $ 25. To receive an Exhibit Contract and a Town of Milton agreement contact the Bazaar Vendor Coordinator Sue Heimburg we can e-mail out contracts. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Call—518-885-8037 / text message. 

Tuscan Treasures: Art, Food and Wine from Lucca to Florence

Academy for Lifelong Learning Announces Tour to Tuscany Tuscany, November 10 – 18, 2024,  is an enchanting medley of Renaissance cities, rolling hills and terraced vineyards. This very special region offers a quintessential Italian experience. From olive groves and cypress alleys to the romantic villages perched on rocky outcrops, the landscape here has become a symbol of the country as a whole. We will spend three nights in Lucca and four in Florence. Special features include wine tastings, lunch at a Tuscan farm, a cooking class preparing a three-course dinner, guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and visit to the Accademia to view the renowned David. The double occupancy price for air and land is $5775. For additional information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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