Friday, April 28
Nature of Perseverance Opening Reception
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.
During the months of April, May, and June when the snow melts and the flowers start to peek out of the ground, Spring Street Gallery is happy to share the work that Farstad has created during her February creative venture.
More Than Local
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reading begins at 6:30 p.m. Saratoga Arts is celebrating National Poetry Month with this poetry event moderated by Joseph Bruchac, featuring the work of Peg Boyers, Elaine Handley, Marilyn McCabe, and Jay Rogoff. While this event is free, we have limited space so please register to reserve your seat, www.saratoga-arts.org/events.
Sweets & Treats Trivia Night
Waterford Knights of Columbus– 76 Grace St, Waterford | 6:30 p.m.
(Game starts at 7 p.m.) Admission: $20 per person. Enjoy a fun night of trivia with some sweets! Coffee, tea, soda and a variety of homemade desserts (including gluten free and sugar free options) is included in admission, cash bar available. There will be prizes, raffles, and more! Registration is required. Please call 518-238-0809.
Saturday, April 29
Tree Toga 12 – Volunteer to Help ?
Pitney Meadows Community Farm, West Ave., Saratoga Springs
Walk for the Animals ?
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. – Noon | HOPE (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist) is hosting Walk for the Animals and Pledge Drive. Registration is $ 25 and Includes Refreshments, Contents, and Prizes. Contact HOPE at: Hopeanimalrescue.org 518-450-7013
Mother’s Day Open House ?
23 Northern Pines Rd, 12831,
1st floor, Bldg. 2, Gansevoort
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce will host an open house and pop-up shop at their manufacturing facility. Celebrating 22 years in business, owner Katie Camarro and friends will be on hand with product displays and gift ideas for Mom and family. www.sundaesbest.com, (518) 584-4036.
Briggs Cemetery Annual Meeting
Briggs Cemetery, Brookline Road, Town of Ballston | 11 a.m.
The Bike Swap ?
Saratoga Spa Park, Hawthorn Pavilion, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Hosted by Saratoga Shredders, the Swap is an event to buy and sell gently used bikes and cycling-related items, for kids and adults. There will be bikes, bike racks, cycling clothing, wheels, tools, and other cycling-related accessories. Swing by to drop off items you’d like to sell from 10 – 11 a.m. Then shop from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Proceeds will go toward getting more kids on bikes. To learn more, visit www.saratogashredders.com.
Children’s Day / El Dia Del Nino Bilingual Story Time ?
Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa
A Story Quilt Celebration
Galway Public Library,
2112 East St. Galway | 11 a.m. “A Story Quilt Celebration” a reading of poems/stories from the book Story Quilt: Poems of a Place the library published in 2007. The celebration will look back at the Story Quilt, and acquaint those new to the area with this years-long library project which involved multiple community groups. Refreshments will be served, and books are available for purchase. For more information, www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.
Bacon Hill, A Forgotten Crossroads - Brookside Premiere
Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa | 2 p.m.
The Saratoga County History Center presents its latest documentary film, Bacon Hill: A Forgotten Crossroads, which showcases the rich history and future plans of the Bacon Hill farming community through the eyes of three generations of residents. This engaging and informative documentary is a testament to the center’s commitment to preserving and sharing the region’s many stories. Reservations are required.
Wing Fest ?
Various Locations, Downtown Glens Falls | Noon - 3 p.m.
The Glens Falls Collaborative is hosting its annual Wing Fest The event is a competition between restaurants for the best wings. Participating Downtown restaurants will serve from their storefronts and restaurants from outside the city will serve from locations along Glen, Ridge, and Maple Streets. There will be entertainment in City Park. Awards ceremony will be held in City Park at 3:30 p.m. Visit www.glensfallscollaborative.com for more information.
Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Drive-Thru
Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Our dinner is made from scratch with chicken breast, country gravy, buttermilk biscuits, real mashed potatoes, a vegetable, cranberry sauce and two large homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. Adults - $12; Children under 12 - $9. Only 400 dinners will be sold; make your reservations today! Call 518-885-4794 and leave your name, telephone number and the number of adult and/or children tickets you would like to reserve. A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order.
Sunday, April 30
Volunteer Actors Needed
Saratoga Performing Art Center, Route 50, Saratoga Springs
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast ?
Malta Ridge Volunteer Firehouse, Hearn Rd. (Rt. 9), Malta
8 – 11:30 a.m. | The Malta Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting. Menu will include pancakes, link sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice, milk. Adults $7, Children ages 6-12 $3, Children under 6 free. Portion of the proceeds will go to the Malta Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship Fund and a portion will be donated to the Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Company.
Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale ?
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
Patriot Grave Marking
South Milton Cemetery,
926 Goode Road, Milton | 2 p.m.
The Saratoga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the John Curtis Ancestors announce the grave marking of the John Curtis. John Curtis joined his patriotic service in 1776 in Fairfield, CT as part of the 4th Continental Regiment under the command of Lt. Col Icabod Crane and served as a private at the Battle of Brooklyn Heights. He moved to New York in 1795 and purchased a farm.
RISE Dinner Fundraiser ?
13 Oak St, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 8:30 p.m. | The Principessa Elena Society is hosting a pasta and meatball dinner. Menu: pasta and meatballs, salad, Italian bread and butter and dessert. There will be live music, a raffle, and prizes. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Children under 12 are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. All proceeds will go to repairs for RISE houses. Advance tickets available on-line at www.tinyurl.com/RISEPrincipessa. For more information, call 518-597-6193.
Monday, May 1
Galway Public Library,
2112 East St. Galway | Noon
Games are each Monday at noon. Players are requested to register at 518-882-6385. More information about all library programs is available at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.
BlacKkKlansman Film Discussion
Tuesday, May 2
Stoytelling Open Mic
Caffe’ Lena, 47 Phila St.,
Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Kelvin Keraga is an actor, storyteller and writer living in Greenwich, New York. For the last twelve years he has produced and performed, along with a talented cast, in an evening of ghost stories, Whispering Bones, which tours venues in the tri-State area in October. His performance of his story “The Potato Man” streamed for the National Storytelling Network. His story, “A Light Snow Falling” was a finalist in the Tiferet Journal Fiction Writing Contest. He is currently finishing work on a book of ghost stories.
Wednesday, May 3
Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Schuylerville Town Hall,
12 Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon
It will be a casserole luncheon. Bring a dish to share. The trip money for Log cabin in MA is due and a deposit for the Niagara Falls Trip is also due. Everyone is welcome, guests included. For any information, please call Pat at 518-338-2329
58th Biennial State Convention
Holiday Inn, Broadway, Saratoga Springs | The Catholic Daughters of the Americas New York State is holding its 58th Biennial State Convention beginning on May 3 and continuing through May 7. Catholic Daughters from all over New York State will be in attendance. The theme for this convention is Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with God.
Salisbury Steak Dinner Take-out
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club,
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6 p.m. | Take out only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585. Menu: Salisbury steak, mushroom burgundy gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. $15 per dinner. (cash only).
Social Security Information Program
Galway Public Library,
2112 East St., Galway | 6 p.m.
A free program for ages 55-70. This financial education program helps attendees learn how to maximize their Social Security benefits prior to collecting them. Learn the best time to collect your benefits, how work affects benefits, what happens to them if you should die too soon, and more. The event is a community service by Guest Speaker John Kalil, a Social Security Claiming Strategist and the President of Retirement Solutions, LLC. Registration is required, at 518-882-6385.
Thursday, May 4
Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton
11 a.m. | Lisa Dougherty, a skilled genealogical researcher, will help you with your questions, roadblocks, and other stumpers. Drop in with questions from 11 am-12 pm and stay for the round table discussion starting at noon. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org
Free Home Seller Seminar
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Hosted by Loretta Martin, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices & Blake, Realtors. This is a must-attend session for all homeowners trying to understand our local market. We will have a mortgage specialist, attorney, home inspector, and hauling and removal company present to answer your questions. Please register at 518-882-6385. More information about all library programs is at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.
Writers Workshop Series
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs | 6:30 p.m. – sign ups. Readings will start at 7 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. The featured reading will also be livestreamed. You can find a link for the livestream at caffelena.org.