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Calendar Events for April 26-May 2

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Friday, April 26

Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles
Skidmore College, Zankel Music Center, 8 p.m. 
Under the coaching of Artists-in-Residence John Nazarenko, Mark Vinci, and George Muscatello, students in the Skidmore Small Jazz Ensembles will perform. Repertoire includes jazz, Latin, funk, and rock-based music. For more information and to view all our events, visit or call the Zankel box office (518) 580-5321.

Landscaping with Native Plants Workshop
Rowland Hollow Creek Nature Preserve, Rowland St., Ballston Spa, 4–6 p.m.
Saratoga PLAN is holding a unique, hands-on workshop about landscaping with native plants. Gain native landscaping experience and ideas for a healthy, low maintenance yard. For more information call (518) 587-5554.      

Fighting Hunger Food Drive
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 149 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.
The Youth Group at St. Paul’s is supporting the world-wide effort to fight hunger by participating in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine effort. St. Paul’s youth are also looking to help our community by canvasing area neighborhoods collecting imperishable items or donations for St. Paul’s Food Pantry. If you would like to make a monetary donation or food item donation please drop it off at the church beginning Friday 6 pm. to Saturday  6 p.m. For more information call (518) 810-7850.

Saratoga Central Catholic Presents Annie, Jr.
St. Peter’s Parish Center, 64 Hamilton St., Saratoga Springs
Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m.
The popular story of little orphan Annie and the adventures she has in NYC while befriending billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Performed by Saratoga Central Catholic’s Middle School Drama Troupe.  Adults $7, Students/seniors $5, kids under five free. All proceeds benefit Saratoga Central Catholic. For more information (518) 587-7070.

Saturday, April 27

Third Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness
Saratoga Spa State Park, Carlsbad Pavilion, 11 a.m.
Support the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) of Saratoga County by walking for mental health awareness. All proceeds will go to funding the DBSA activities, including support group meetings, special events, training, and advocacy efforts. Registration, raffles and silent auction start at 9 a.m. For more information/donate or call Chris at (518) 580-1064. 

Spring Fling 2013 
Dress-Up Dance
Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta, 6–7:30 p.m.
Boys, escort your Mom, Grandma or Aunt; Girls, be escorted by Dad, Grandpa or Uncle to an evening of cool DJ music and lights, personalized crafts, dance lessons, snacks and fun. Kids ages 4 – 10 and a favorite adult – dress in your finest for photos. Spots are limited, so don’t wait!  Pre-registration is required. Call Town of Malta Parks & Recreation at (518) 899-4411 for more information. 

Sunday, April 28

Breakfast Buffet 
Sons of Italian American War Vets Post 35, 247 Grand Ave. Saratoga 8–11 a.m.
Featuring made to order omlettes, sausage biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, ham hash, fruit, Danish and more. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Kids under 5 are free. 

Swedish American Pancake Breakfast
Burnt Hills Fire Department, 810 St. Rt. 50, Ballston Lake, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Swedish pancakes served with lingonberries and hot cakes with maple syrup. Dine in or take out. Adults $6, Children ages 5–12 cost is $3. Children under 5 are free. 

Annual Baked Ziti Dinner
Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, West High St., Ballston Spa, 12–5 p.m.
The event is a fund raiser for Troop 2. All proceeds are for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which will be located in the church. Tickets: $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12, take-out available Call ahead dinner trays (feeds six to eight people) are available for $25. For details contact Alan Veet at (518) 281-5204, or Linda Paley at the Christ Episcopal Church (518) 885-1031.

Sixth Annual Benefit for Wildwood Programs
The Parting Glass, 42 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 12–9 p.m.
Benefit concert and auction featuring music by Hearty Hearty Love, Molly Durnin, Legendary Losers, North & South Dakotas, Stellar Young, Erin Harkes Band, Holly & Evan, and Charmboy. Tickets $5 pre sale, $10 at the door. Ages 12 and under free. Tickets available at Parkway Music or The Parting Glass. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit   

Monday, April 29

Preschool Pioneers at Camp Saratoga
80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort, 11 a.m.
Ages 3-6 years old will be learning to identify patterns in nature. Adults are expected to attend and support children during the program. We will be outside for the program so please come dressed for the weather. For information or to register call (518) 450-0321. Visit our website to see all our ongoing events. 

Tuesday, April 30

Please Go Away! Planning Your Vacation Online
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Computer Lab, 10 a.m.
The Internet is becoming more of a common place to plan vacations. Travel information comes and goes on a daily basis through different web resources. This class helps students learn how to navigate and identify travel deals online. Call (518) 584-7860 ext. 257 to register. Check out all our ongoing programs at 

Advancement in Treatment of Sinusitis
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 6 p.m.
Learn about advances, including minimally invasive surgical procedures such as Balloon Sinuplasty. This is a program offered by Saratoga Care and sponsored by the library. Registration is through Saratoga Care website under ëclasses and events or by phone at (518) 580-2450.

Wednesday, May 1

Saratoga Farmers’ Market Opens
High Rock Park Pavilion, High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs
Buy Local from more than 50 regional farms and other producers. The market’s opening festivities for the outdoor season are scheduled for Saturday, May 4, and will include live music and other special activities. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market will operate twice a week from May through the end of October on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fun, Fitness and Friendship-Volkswalk
Saratoga Westside, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Join the Empire State Capital Volkssporters for a leisurely walk through a scenic or historic area over a pre-marked trail. The walk is typically 10K or 6.2 miles (a three mile route is also offered). Starting point is at parking garage on Woodlawn Ave. (Long Alley). Arrive 30 minutes prior to start. Cost is $3.00. For more information visit or 

Thursday, May 2

Second Annual Chefs Challenge
Hampton Inn and Suites, Downtown Saratoga Springs, 6–9 p.m.
Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters, the event will feature two competing chefs, returning Champion Chef John Ireland of Panza’s will defend his title against challenger Jimmy Schultz of 2Shea Catering. Popular area restaurants will also offer specialty dishes to our guests. Cost is $55. For more information call (518) 862-1250.


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