Friday, June 24
Indoor and Outdoor Yard Sale and Indoor Bake Sale
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church
729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Oceans of Possibilities
Ballston Spa Public Library, 18 Low St., Ballston Spa
The library will kick off its annual summer program for children, teens, and adults. All programs run from June 24 to August 20 with free events and activities that are open to the public. We will offer a wide range of programs, including in-person craft programs, animal and wildlife presentations, STEM programs, LEGO classes and more. The reading portion also serves as a great way to keep young minds active and help prevent a “summer slide” in academic performance. Prizes and gift cards for participating in the reading club. Adults can pick up a reading punch card to earn raffle tickets to win a grand prize. For more information stop in or call 518-885-5022 or visit, www.bspl.sals.edu
Summer Reading Program
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St. Galway
This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities. Children will log their reading hours from June 24 to August 13 to enter to win raffle prizes. A variety of ocean-themed programs will be offered throughout the summer. Registration for programs is required by calling 518-882-6385. More details are available on the library website, galwaypubliclibrary.org and at the library.
Saturday, June 25
Saratoga Field Day
Pitney Meadows Farm, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
Sponsored by Building on Love, Inc. a local 501©3 that supports families in our community who are facing a recent life-altering medical diagnosis. A day filled with friends and fun. Yoga led by Yogi Sara Martin at 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Cost is $20. Community 5k/walk & kids Dash 10 a.m. – Noon. Presented by Fleet Feet. 5K: $30, Kids Dash: $10. The Main Event-Adult Field Day (like elementary school, but for grownups) 1 - 5 p.m. Lunch/drinks/snacks & T-shirt included. Teams of 4-8, co-ed encouraged, and 18+ event, $400-450 per team. Proceeds from our Yoga, 5K & Kids Dash events will be shared with our hosts. For more information and to register, visit buildingonlove.org/events.
Free Rides on the Congress Park Carousel
Congress Park, Downtown Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Saratoga Springs is hosting a free carousel day in Congress. Rides will be available free of charge, as a way to say thank you to everyone who has supported our work in the past year, as well as to provide an opportunity for a free, fun, family event for all locals and visitors. This event will also serve as a sendoff to the current leaders of The Salvation Army in Saratoga Springs, Captains Bree Barker and Trisha Smouse, as they embark on their new appointment to Albany, NY, later this month. The Salvation Army is located at 27 Woodlawn Avenue in Saratoga Springs, and provide important social services, year-round, to those in need. To find out more, visit their website at easternusa.salvationarmy.org/empire/saratoga-springs/ or contact at 518-584-1640.
Yaddo Garden Tours
312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
Summer drop-in tours of the Gardens at Yaddo are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, from June 25 through September 4. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors should meet at the main garden gate at 11 a.m. during racing season, drop-in tours are offered on Tuesdays from July 19 through August 20 at 11 a.m. Tours are $10 per person. Cash or checks only, please. Note: No tours offered on Travers Day. Docent-led tours for private groups may be arranged by contacting Yaddo at www.yaddo.org/yaddo-gardens/contact.
Be an Archeologist for a Day
Knickerbocker Mansion, 132 Knickerbocker Rd., Schaghticoke | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 26
Summer Sunday Stroll - Wealth & Wellness: Franklin Square
Railroad Place & Division St., Saratoga Springs | 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Monday, June 27
“Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness” Vacation Bible School
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 149 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 27 – July 1
Give your children a week of positive, Christ-centered experiences, grow their faith, and build meaningful relationships! Each day your child will come home with a big smile, a stronger faith, and singing their hearts out with the songs that they will be learning! There are opportunities for children, youth, and adults, so go to www.spalutheran.org/vbs or call 518-584-0904 for more info and to sign up. Free and open to all, donations are welcome. We will follow any applicable CDC/NY COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time to keep everyone healthy.
Southern Saratoga Art Society June Meeting
Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m.
Artist Tony Connor will be demonstrating. He is a self-taught artist whose main medium is watercolor, primarily expressing and interpreting landscapes and seascapes. Much of his work is focused on the quality of light itself, taking in the patterns of objects and contrast of color. His paintings reflect a variety of subjects and exhibit a wide range of representational expression. The demonstration is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, June 28
Galway Pubic Library, Community Room, 2112 East St., Galway | 6 p.m.
Off the Northway Presentation and Book Signing
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Steet, Ballston Spa | 7 p.m.
The book, a collection of longtime local journalist Stephen William’s weekly Off the Northway columns and other stories spanning the period from 2005 through 2020, will be released and become available for sale. Off the Northway provides a reporter’s up-close perspective on the events that impacted people living in Saratoga County during this 15-year period and reflects on the changes seen across the county stemming from the construction of the Adirondack Northway six decades ago. Pre-registration for this event can be made at brooksidemuseum.org. The book will also be available at local bookstores.
After the Fire’s Meeting
Halfmoon Town Hall, Lower Newtown Rd., Halfmoon | 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. Volunteers needed. 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.
Wednesday, June 29
Chicken & Biscuits Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: chicken & biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad. Dinner for 2/$30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585.
Thursday, June 30
Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park
Iron spring Park, Front Street, Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m.
The BSBPA presents the 2022 Concerts in the Park summer concert series. Free and open to the public. It is a great family friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s featured concert is Ballston Spa Community Band.