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Calendar Events for June 7-June 13

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Friday, June 7

ESYO’s Repertory Jazz Ensemble at SartaogaArtsFestival
Saratoga’s Visitor Center, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 4:30–6 p.m. Free. For more information visit

Relay for Life Celebration
Eastside Recreation Field, Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m.–7 a.m. This national fundraiser for the American Cancer Society event is designed to give everyone an opportunity to celebrate survivors, remember those who have lost their fight against cancer, and fight back in the battle against cancer. There will also be a booth for Locks of Love. For more information visit or Marcy at (518) 893-0671.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for H.O.P.E. (Homes For Orphaned Pets Exists)
Crush & Cask Wine and Spirits, 170 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6–8 p.m. The tasting is free...however, any optional donations that evening will go directly to HOPE. In addition, all the wines that we feature will be 10 percent off that evening. Drink well . . . Do well! For more information visit

First Fridays in Ballston Spa 
Downtown Ballston Spa, 6–9 p.m. Stroll throughout the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.

Upbeat on the Roof: Tequila Mockingbirds
Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 7–8:30 p.m. Acoustic blues/jazz guitar duo. Rain location inside museum. For more information visit 

Ben Vereen Performs at SaratogaArtsFest
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 8 p.m. Admission is priced at $60, or only $10 with a SaratogaArtsFest ARTSPASS. For more information visit

Susan Marshall & Co. Open Rehearsal
Skidmore College Dance Theater, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m. Susan Marshall & Company’s repertory is an innovative body of work that blends virtuoso athleticism, ordinary movement, gesture and pattern, and the spoken word. For more information visit 


Saturday, June 8

Ballston Spa Village Wide Garage Sale Weekend 
Neighborhoods in and around the Ballston Spa community, Saturday and Sunday.

2nd Annual Beekman Street Art Fair
Beekman Street from Grand Avenue to West Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. A juried art and craft fair, with musical groups, street performers, and gourmet food trucks. On Beekman Street, from Grand Ave. to West Circular, in Saratoga Springs. For more information call (518) 583-2120.

4th Annual Run to the Future 5K Race/Walk and Kids Run 
Ballston Spa High School, Ballston Spa, 9 a.m. The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) will be holding its 4th annual 5K run/walk “Run to the Future”. This event will raise money to support educational enrichment programs for all Ballston Spa students. To pre-register or for more information on the BSEF go to 

Antique/Craft/Flea Market 
St. Peter Lutheran Church, 2776 Route 9, Malta, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Directly across the street from Furniture Theater and Malta Drive-In. Numerous dealers of antiques, crafts, flea market, etc. will be indoors and outdoors. Food will be available for sale by a local culinary club. Bargains for everyone. Free. 

Open House and Arts Fest Venue
The Waldorf School, 62 York Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Puppet show, creative dance, Circus Fun: Learn to Juggle, create your own pizza in a wood-fired pizza oven.  This is a free, family-friendly event and open to the public. 

Pet Adoption Clinic 
Creative Endeavors, 49 Front Street, Saratoga Springs, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Paws and Estherville Shelters will be at there with cats and dogs available for adoption. Come meet the animals and possibly find your new best friend. Raffle baskets to benefit the animals, homemade dog treats, a pet themed art show and information about local shelters and rescues. For more information, contact Lena at (518) 363-0015 x305. 

Elks Club Flag Day Parade  
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Noon. Come and watch the fun at the annual Elks Parade, saluting Saratoga 150 and members of the Armed Forces.

Open House & CANDi Fundraiser 
612 Route 29, Middle Grove, Noon–3 p.m. 100 percent of the proceeds from the day will be going to CANDi International and Rottie Empire Rescue. There will be a BBQ (small donation that goes to rescue groups), a raffle and silent auction, a bounce house for the kids and dog agility demonstrations. For more information visit 

Old Friends at Cabin Creek Open House
483 Sand Hill Road, Greenfield, Noon. Come visit our wonderful retired racehorses, Saratoga’s only living racing museum. Donation requested. 

USO-Styled Show 
Friends of the NYS Military Museum, 61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 2–5 p.m. The show will feature period re-enactors and professional entertainers, the Manhattan Dolls, as they re-create the look and sound of the kind of shows that helped lift troop morale during that difficult time. Advance tickets are $30 and $35 at the door. Active military rate is $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Gift Shop or online at For more information, call (518) 584-2244 or (800) 381-5445. 

Screen-Printing Workshop
Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 2–4:30 p.m. Water-based screen-printing workshop for all ages, inspired by the art of Corita Kent; registration strongly suggested. Call (518) 580-8080. 

Chicken Parmesan/Pasta Dinner
Trinity United Methodist Church, Ballard Road, Wilton, Exit 16, 3:30–6:30 p.m. Donation Requested. Take-out available.  Handicap accessible. For more information call (518) 584-9107. 

Paul Houghtaling’s “Bach to Rock” Cabaret 
Filene Recital Hall, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 6 p.m. At the Saratoga Arts Fest, Paul Houghtaling, a native of Troy returns to his home turf to present his widely acclaimed “Bach to Rock” concert accompanied collaborative pianist, Kevin Chance. For more information visit 

We Fall Down, We Get Up
Universal Preservation Hall, 7:30 p.m. The evening will include two works from the company repertory: Swing and a Miss set to music by Grammy-Award winning composer Richard Danielpour, and Rapture, a multi-media duet to the music of Debussy. Admission: ARTSPASS, Festival Pass, or Youth Pass. Single event ticket sales are available at the door. For more information visit


Sunday, June 9

Zumbathon: Zumba Fitness Fundraiser
Zumba Fitness, 4925 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 1–3 p.m. Benefiting Estherville Animal Shelter, $15 per person. For more information call (518) 882-5562.

James Longstreet Remembers His Old Friend “Sam” Grant
Grant’s Cottage, Mt. McGregor, Gansevoort, 1–2 p.m. Ulysses S. Grant and James Longstreet were fellow cadets at West Point. They served together in the Mexican War.  Longstreet was best man at Grant’s wedding. Although they fought on opposite sides during the Civil War, their friendship survived and at great cost to his reputation in the South. Longstreet supported Grant when he became President. For more information call (518) 584-4353. 

Victorian Music and Dance Event
National Museum of Dance, South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 6:30 p.m. The program includes a performance of 19th century dance music by the Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra, a discussion of social customs and etiquette, and the history of the music collection as well as performances of several pieces from the collection.


Monday, June 10

Free Pilates Mat Class
A free mat class in exchange for a donation to benefit a local woman battling cancer. For more information call (518) 871-1315. 


Tuesday, June 11

Saratoga Classic Horse Show 
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Saratoga Classic Horse Show, inaugurated in 1927 and brought back to life in 1998, is a highlight of the early summer season in Saratoga Springs. June 11–16 and June 19–23. For more information visit


Wednesday, June 12

Storytelling Open Mic
Woodlawn Commons, the Community Room, 2nd floor, Harness Building, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Come listen to a fine evening of stories performed by local tellers.  Or sign-up to tell a story of your own: new storytellers are always welcome. For more information call (518) 587-4536. 


Thursday, June 13

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs. Edna Ferber noted the lack of romantic material from the late Victorian Era about Saratoga Springs. Inspired, she then wrote Saratoga Trunk. Docent Kathy Totten will talk about this timeless classic and what happened in Saratoga Springs in the 1880s. For more information visit 

Arts Attitudes
Round Lake Auditorium, 2 Wesley Avenue, Round Lake, 6–8:30 p.m. 4th Annual Art Exhibition. Admission $20 Champagne reception Entertainment Local and regional artists Conversation with featured artist Silent auction June 14, 4-8 p.m. June 15, 11-4 p.m. Open to the public free admission and parking. For more information call (518) 899-5475.

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