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May 10 - 16, 2024

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.

Genealogy and Local History

Heritage Hunters meet Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring St.in Schuylerville. Joseph W. Zarzynski, a maritime archaeologist from Wilton and a former Social Studies teacher in the Saratoga Springs School District, will be the speaker. He will tell the story of the 44 ft. long British warship that had been burned and then sank into Lake George during a 1757 French raid upon Fort William Henry. In 1903 it was raised and unceremoniously cut up for souvenirs. Zarzynski will examine its history, with photographs and the story of surviving and repurposed artifacts. Public is welcome. For information call 518-885-9309. Selected books will be available by check or cash.

Cerebral Palsy Spring Fling Fundraiser

Come join the Saratoga/Wilton Ladies Auxiliary BPOE#161 at our Spring Fling CP Dance with popular band, Party of Three, on Saturday, May 18, 6-10 p.m. at Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge, located at 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs.  Admission is $25 per person which includes a buffet of BBQ chicken, ribs, baked beans, macaroni salad, cornbread, and dessert.  Dress is casual. You’ll want to “shake a leg,” or tap your feet to the vocals and beat of our musical trio, Kelly, Ron, and Vince.  Raffle baskets for every day of the week are being created.   You won’t want to miss an evening of fun and FUND-raising for those afflicted with Cerebral Palsy.  To reserve a table, call Judy- 518-587-5568.  Deadline May 14.

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

Four Seasons Lodge 

Saratoga Jewish Community Arts and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York present a panel discussion of the documentary Four Seasons Lodge on May 19 at 7 p.m. The 2008 film grew out of a series of articles by Andrew Jacobs, a reporter for The New York Times and a novice director who was imaginative enough to enlist the help of the outstanding cinematographer Albert Maysles.  While the film is labeled a Holocaust documentary, it is not your typical Shoah story. Four Seasons Lodge is available free to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Kanopy (registration with library card required). It may also be rented on Amazon Video.Zoom Program, registration is required. For more information, visit www.saratogajewishculturalfestival.org or www.saratogasinai.org

Oil Painting and Composition Demonstration 

The Southern Saratoga Art Society will host a free Oil Painting and Composition demonstration by artist Lisa David at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park.  Lisa frequently revisits playful vintage subjects with a realistic approach and a strong use of color.  The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit: southernsaratogaartist.com

Sunset Yoga

Greenfield Rec has added some adult exercise classes for the first time. Sunset Yoga will take place for five weeks beginning May 21 from 7 – 8 p.m.  in Middle Grove Park, 428 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove for $10. It will be led by Jilly Sansone, a certified yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher. The Town of Greenfield will also hold Barre-Ty Party on June 9 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at Pure Barre at 56 Marion Ave., Saratoga Springs.  Registration links can be found at www.greenfieldny.org to reserve a spot. The cost is $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents. The fee includes the class, champagne, light bites, as well as discounts at the boutique and on future membership.

New Support Group SPOHNC

The newly formed SPOHNC Head Neck Cancer support group meeting will be held at Saratoga Hospital on Tuesday, May 21 in the cafeteria conference room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contact 518-886-5648 for questions. This group meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

John Morrissey Trifecta Tour

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is partnering with the Adelphi Hotel and the Saratoga Springs History Museum to present the John Morrissey Trifecta Tour on Thursday, May 23. Focusing on Morrissey’s connections to three iconic Saratoga Springs institutions, the tour will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the fierce individual who established organized thoroughbred racing in the village during the summer of 1863. This event is likely to sell out and tickets must be purchased in advance. The John Morrissey Trifecta Tour is sponsored by Adelphi Hospitality, Saratoga Spring Water, and Putnam Market. You may purchase your tickets at  https://1049a.blackbaudhosting.com/1049a/John-Morriseys-Trifecta-Tour . For more information about the Museum, including special events and program offerings, please call (518) 584-0400 or visit our website at www.racingmuseum.org.

VBC Jamboree Fundraiser

The Veterans Business Council of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to present the 2024 VBC Jamboree, a fundraiser to support the council’s mission of facilitating opportunities for military veterans in Saratoga County. The VBC Jamboree is the council’s traditional cornhole tournament expanded to be bigger and bolder than ever before. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 23 at Gurtler Brothers VFW Post 420, located at 190 Excelsior Ave. in Saratoga Springs. Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with the start of the cornhole tournament, followed by from live entertainment from Beatin’ the Odds and BBQ from Dizzy Chicken from 4 to 7 p.m.

34th Annual In Bloom Saratoga: Petals, Plates & Pours Gala

LifeWorks Community Action presents the 34th Annual In Bloom Saratoga: Petals, Plates & Pours Gala at Universal Preservation Hall 6 p.m. Friday, May 24. The evening of elegance, live entertainment and community spirit will be hosted by NewsChannel 13 anchor Mark Mulholland.

LifeWorks will present an unforgettable evening featuring live music by incredible local artists Garland Nelson and Soul Session, a delectable dinner crafted by Wandering Food Dude and a tasteful selection of cider, beer, and wine. Tickets are available at lifeworksaction.org. Tickets are $100 per person for general admission and $75 for young professionals aged 35 years and under. VIP Admission is also available.

Seeking Yard Sale Donations

Needed for Annual Sale at Gateway House of Peace, 479 Rowland St., Ballston Spa. Bring items May 25-June 6. Gently used and ready to be sold. Please be considerate, if you cannot sell it, neither can we! Items not accepted: televisions, computers, car seats, cribs, mugs, books, large appliances, upholstered furniture, and mattresses. The annual yard sale runs Juyne 7-9, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit Gateway House of Peace End-Of-Life Comfort Care.

Early Childhood Book Fair

Held at St. Paul’s Christian Childhood Center, located at 149 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs on June 1 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join us for a Scholastic Book Fair geared to early childhood readers. Shop a large selection of picture books and popular titles for children in the early years. We will be holding an interactive dramatized story time each hour, as well as other fun activities. There is no fee for the event, books can be purchased with cash or check.

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/concerts

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..

Town of Wilton Community Day

Held on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wilton Recreation – Gavin Park 10 Lewis Drive, Saratoga Springs. There will be food trucks, bounce houses, contests, Beer & Wine tasting, Live Entertainment and much more! We are having a presale of Brooks BBQ for only $15 per dinner at Gavin Park or Town Hall. Buy them now while they last!

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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