April 23 – April 29, 2021

Friday, April 23

Woodcock Walk
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 7:30 p.m.
Learn about this silly looking creature then take a guided walk at dusk. Join our educators on the trails through the meadows to watch for their mating displays and listen for their calls. What makes these birds so unique? Register to find out. 518-450-0321. For more programs, visit www.wiltonpreserve.org. 

Saturday, April 24

Saratoga Elks Auxiliary Craft and Garage Sale
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  | Over 30 vendors; parking is great, bargains galore. We offer household items, sports equipment, hand-made items, clothing, fabrics, jewelry, party vendors, pet supplies, food treats, and just about anything you can imagine. New vendors are signing up every month. All Covid-19 guidelines will be followed; people must wear masks and adhere to socially distancing guidelines. Tables are placed 6 foot apart with ample distancing in front of tables. Rain date Sunday, April 25.

28th Annual Washington County Fiber Tour
Various Farms | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All over the County - Nine farms, two days April 24 & 25. Visit alpacas, bunnies, goats, sheep and lambs, llamas and more. Meet the farmers and their families. Watch spinning, knitting, weaving, and felting demonstrations. Visit the Battenkill Carding and Spinning Mill. Learn about raising livestock and pets. For additional information, visit washingtoncountyfibertour.org or www.facebook.com/washingtoncountyfibertourny. 

Get Out of the House Farmers’ Market and Craft Fair
Saratoga Apple Orchard, 1174 State Route 29, Schuylerville | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We will have vendors offering fresh apples, food trucks and baked goods, hard craft cider tap room, artisan crafts, jewelry, jams and jelly, pickles, apple cider doughnuts, rubs and spices, wood craft, painted farm furniture, soaps and sugar rubs, chocolate, plus much more. Entertainment: Robanic Reggae Band with Aston Ellis from 3-5 p.m. No fee entrance or parking.

Sustainable Saratoga’s Tree Toga
Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project is celebrating our community’s resilience and hope for the future by putting trees in the ground at the homes of 15 excited Saratogian families, totaling 270 tree plantings since 2014. This year teams of planters will gather at each planting location, getting those trees into the ground, to be nurtured and cared for by the homeowners whose yards will host the trees. The care that Tree Hosts provide is critical to tree survival and the success of Sustainable Saratoga’s mission to preserve and expand Saratoga’s urban forest. Spring is a great time to plant your own tree. So why not join Tree Toga in spirit by planting one in your own yard, and sharing a picture of your new tree at #NextGenTree? Sustainable Saratoga recommends planting a variety of trees native to our local forests, as well as a few of those from the wider region, that are adapted to our soils and climate and provide food and shelter for a variety of insects and wildlife. You can find a wealth of practical information on choosing, buying, planting and caring for trees at: sustainablesaratoga.org/projects/urban-forestry-project/practical-info-for-tree-planting-care

Team Up to Clean Up
Various locations and times. 
Team up with family and Friends for Earth Day on April 24 and 25. While we can’t get together for an Earth Day clean-up, we invite you to volunteer an hour or two to raise awareness about litter pollution and help beautify our area. Grab some trash bags, gloves, and some friends to clean our roadsides and neighborhoods. Location: any neighborhood, street, or park. Share your pics #sustainablesartoga. Pledge online to join our socially distanced community litter clean-up. sustainablesaratoga.org

Meatloaf Drive-thru Dinner
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Menu: meatloaf with macaroni & cheese, veggies, soup, and homemade dessert. Adults $12. Pre-orders are recommended, and delivery is available by calling 518-793-1152. 

Sunday, April 25

Dharma Meditation
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
9 – 10:15 a.m. | Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman has returned to an in-person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held each Sunday. Please RSVP to Pierre by calling 413-992-7012 or emailing Pierre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested.

Monday, April 26

Southern Saratoga Art Society Meeting
Zoom Demonstration | 6:30 p.m.
A free charcoal portrait demonstration, open to the public which features artist Corey Pitkin. His award-winning work has been featured in both national and international publications. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. For more information about Corey, visit www.coreypitkin.com. To register, visit: www.southernsaratogaartist.com. 

Tuesday, April 27

After the Fire Monthly Meeting
Hillcrest Fire Department, 145 Pruyn Hill Rd., Mechanicville | 7 p.m.
After the Fire is a non-profit organization that helps Saratoga County Residents who have suffered a loss due to fire. Families are provided with gift cards, a night’s stay at a participating hotel/motel, Red Cross referral, informational material, emotional support. etc. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about After the Fire, or becoming a member, may attend a meeting, visit us on Facebook at www.afterthefire.org, or leave a message on voicemail at 518-435-4571.

Covid 19 & Caregivers: Finding Hope from What We’ve Learned
Virtual Program | 6 – 8 p.m.
It’s tough to look for silver linings in the COVID-19 pandemic, but our resilience and ingenuity during this crisis has opened new channels of thinking and practice when it comes to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Join us for a brief Alzheimer’s disease overview followed by a panel discussion with local health experts and caregivers, as we explore how what we’ve learned during the pandemic will influence caregivers for years to come. Panelist of note: Dr. Philip Gara Jr., of the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease at Glens Falls Hospital. Registration: alz.org/CRF or by contacting Sierra Snoddy at 518.675.7214 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Wednesday, April 28

Chicken Marsala Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Circle, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6 p.m. | For curbside pickup only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order, 518-584-2585. Menu: Chicken Marsala, long grain wild rice, vegetable, salad, roll. Dinner for 2, $25 (cash only). 

Thursday, April 29

Making Full and Low No Sugar Jam
Online Zoom program | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Learn how to make a strawberry or other fruit full sugar, low sugar, or no sugar jam, plus freezer jam; a no cook recipe great for kids that requires no canning equipment. This class will cover the basics of canning in a boiling water bath or steam canner, including equipment needed, plus a discussion of pectin. A demonstration is included. Register through the CCE webpage: ccesaratoga.org/events. Taught by Diane Whitten, Certified Master Food Preserver, CCE Saratoga County, for questions contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 518-885-8995. Free – there is no fee for this online program.

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