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Friday, May 24

SPAC Battle of the Bands
The Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Do you have what it takes to be named the best local band in Saratoga? Bands will compete to win the annual SPAC Battle of the Bands! For more information visit

Exhibition Opening/Artist Reception
Empire State College, The Teaching Gallery, 111 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 7–9 p.m. Opening Night—The Penciling and Sequential Art of Tyson Reed. For more information visit 


Saturday, May 25

Ballston Spa Memorial Day Parade 
Milton Avenue to Low Street, Ballston Spa, 9 a.m. The parade with proceed down Milton Avenue (Route 50) to Front Street, ending at the Armed Services Memorial on Low Street where there will be speakers and a wreath laying ceremony. The parade is organized by American Legion Post 234 and VFW Post 358.

Electronics Recycling 
Round Lake Library, One Bayberry Drive, Malta, all day Collecting electronics for recycling to benefit the library. Last year the library earned $361 from this event. For more information call (518) 899-2285.

The Day of the Horse
Old Friends at Cabin Creek, 238 Sand Hill Road, Greenfield Center, Noon–4 p.m. Featuring Billy Smith and a unique approach to natural horsemanship with the Circle of Influence, an intimate mind, body, heart and soul connection between you and your horse. For more information call (518) 698-2377. 

Grant Cottage Opening Weekend
Grant Cottage State Historic Site, Wilton, 1 p.m. The Ulysses S. Grant Cottage awakes from its off-season slumber this Memorial Day weekend welcoming visitors with re-enactors signifying the role these historic characters played in the remarkable story of how the treasured historic site remained virtually “untouched” over the years. For more information, call (518) 584-4353 or visit


Sunday, May 26

9th Annual Saratoga Lions Duathlon 
Saratoga Casino and Raceway, Saratoga Springs, 8 a.m. This is an event run by the Saratoga Springs Lions Club. For more information visit 

Oliver and Martha Welcome You
Grant Cottage State Historic Site, Wilton, 1 p.m. For 100 years after General Grant’s death, Grant Cottage was preserved and maintained by a series of caretakers. The first two were Oliver and Martha Clarke, a husband and wife team from central New York State. Oliver, a Union veteran and survivor of the infamous Andersonville Prison, was caretaker for 27 years. For more information (518) 584-4353 or visit


Monday, May 27

American Legion Post 1450: Memorial Day Ceremony
American Legion Pavilion, 275 Grooms Road, Halfmoon, 11 a.m. Halfmoon’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. 


Tuesday, May 28

deBlasiis Concert at The Hyde Rescheduled
The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, 7:30 p.m. This series presents the duo of Yvonne Chavez Hanbrough, flute and Young Kim, piano. For more information call (518) 792-2383 or visit


Wednesday, May 29

100th Anniversary of Famed Stravinsky Work
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 7:30 p.m. Skidmore College and SaratogaArtsFest present The 5 Browns­—a piano quintet of siblings hailed for their virtuosity—for the world premiere of a new arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.”  For tickets and information:, (518) 580-5321.


Thursday, May 30

Rhona Koretzky Travel Program: Italy
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs. Join librarian and avid traveler Rhona Koretzky as she highlights some of those “ah-ha” moments from recent travels. For more information visit or call (518) 584-7860.

Karner Blue Butterfly: Guided Nature Walk
Old Gick Farm, Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs (four miles past Wilton Mall), 4 p.m. The walks should last about an hour and cover a mile of gently rolling terrain. The next few weeks will be ideal for seeing many of the newly emerged butterflies as they search for nectar and mates in the open pine/oak savannah that is their habitat in the Saratoga Sandplains. For more information visit

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