April 30 – May 6, 2021

Friday, April 30

Arbor Day Tree I.D. Walk
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 5 p.m.

Learn the basics of tree identification in honor of Arbor Day. What makes a tree coniferous or deciduous? How do we identify tree species? Join us to find out. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-450-0321 to register.

Saturday, May 1

Fly Casting Clinic
Town of Halfmoon Park, 162 Rte. 236, Halfmoon | 10 a.m. - Noon
The Capital District Fly Fishers is holding its annual Fly-Casting Clinic.  The clinic also runs Sunday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.. Come learn to cast or get help to improve your casting skills.  If you have a rod, bring it. If you do not one will be provided. There is a $20 fee to cover cost. For information: about the fly-casting clinic contact Rodney Priddle 518-421-6762, Paul at 518-885-8257 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All Participants must wear a mask and have eye protection. To register send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include name(s), phone number, if you are an experienced caster or new to fly casting.

May Day Journey Dance
100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Ballston Spa | 1 – 2 p.m.

May Day is an ancient festival of spring where joy, laughter and DANCE is shared.  Come welcome spring in connection! No dance experience necessary. Judgement free movement experience. State of the art floating bamboo dance floor. Masks provided, MEDIFY AIR filtration system. Space is limited.  RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, May 2

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, May 3 

Learn to Make an Indian Feast: Gujarati Thali
Zoom Presentation hosted by the Saratoga Springs Public Library | 5 – 6 p.m.
Explore the exotic cuisine of Gujarat, a state in Northwestern India famous for its rich cultural heritage, especially dance (Garba and dandiya raas) and food. In this class, we will teach you the skills to create a typical Gujarati Thali (plate) that is a daily staple in Gujarati homes. A typical Thali consists of roti (bread), dal (lentils), shaak (vegetables), and rice. For this class, we will make Gujarati Toor Dal (pigeon peas), rotis (flat bread) and basmati rice. Please register online at www.sspl.org. 

Tuesday, May 4

Nature Craft Hour 
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort | 10:30 a.m.

Join us each week for a different nature-based craft. Activities are TBD, but will include sun prints, natural tie dye, seed medallions, and more. This program has a $3 supply fee. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-450-0321 to register.

Wednesday, May 5

Chicken Parmigiana 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 Parmigiana, penne pasta, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner for 2, $25 (cash only). 

Thursday, May 6

Academy for Lifelong Learning Fundraiser 
Balet Flowers & Design LLC, 5041 Nelson Ave. Ext., Malta | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Visit this local greenhouse and flower farm between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and support A.L.L. To obtain an Academy coupon, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You will receive $5 off your purchase of $35 or more and A.L.L. will receive a 10% donation. The greenhouse is overflowing with hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, herbs, & vegetable plants. www.baletflowers.com. Find more information about the Academy for Lifelong Learning at www.esc.edu/all or call Jeff Shinaman at 518-587-2100 x2390.

First Thursdays With Saratoga Arts
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Featuring Jillian Smith Trio. Jillian Smith is a jazz/blues vocalist, accompanied by keyboardist Jon LeRoy and percussionist Andy Hearn, the Trio’s playlist draws from the styles of Diana Krall, Carol King, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt and more. For this performance, the Trio will perform jazz standards, some classic rock and roll, and pop favorites in their own style- a little bit of everything for everyone to enjoy. Viewers will be able to social distance and safely watch the performance from outside through the window at the front of our building.  Weather permitting they may perform outside at our outdoor patio area.

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