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May 17 - 23, 2024

Mom Talk Friday - Ballston Spa Moms Group 

Community Alliance Church, 257 Rowland Street, May 24, Ballston Spa, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Melissa Gauy will be speaking on Belonging. Ballstonspamomsgroup.org

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.

“The Night Shall Be Filled with Music” 

The Clifton Park Community Chorus presents “The Night Shall Be Filled with Music” Collection of some familiar favorites and some not so familiar. Friday May 31, at 7 p.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park and again on Sunday June 30, at 7 p.m. at Clifton Common Stage, 24 Clifton Commons Blvd., Clifton Park. Outside performance, bring your own seating. Admission is free. Sponsored by The Town of Clifton Park.

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.

Pollinator Palooza

Sustainable Saratoga is hosting Pollinator Palooza, a native plant sale and pollinator education event, on Saturday, June 1 at 390 Wilton-Gansevoort Rd, Gansevoort from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Native pollinators (bees, butterflies, etc.) are in drastic decline due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. Planting native plants provides essential food and habitat for native pollinators. It is often challenging to find native plants, but at Pollinator Palooza, you can shop our selection of over 35 native plant species. Cash or check preferred We will have fun kids’ activities, raffles (gift certificates, books, plants, and more), entertainment, and delicious food from Coach’s Corner Food Truck and Sustainable Eats Food Truck!

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!

Charity Golf Tournament

Benefiting the Capital Region’s American Cancer Society, Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. at Fox Run Golf Club, Johnstown. Hosted by Total Tech Solutions, Saratoga. Inviting local businesses and golfers to participate in this fun-filled day while supporting a worthy cause. The tournament will feature a scramble format, prizes, contests, and refreshments. The cost is $125 per player includes golf, cart, breakfast, and lunch. 4 person Teams (scramble). Register before June 1 and save $10 per player. Register online at: totaltechsolutions.org/tournament. This fundraising event aims to raise critical funds for the American Cancer Society that are used for treatment, transportation to treatment and research in the area. All proceeds from the tournament will be directly donated to the organization.

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, 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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