Friday, May 12
Famous Brown Bread and Bake Sale ?
Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls | Pick up 4 – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost will be $8 per loaf. Call 518-885-4794 to place your order. Bake sale on Saturday. Please leave your name, telephone number and the number loaves you would like to reserve; and if possible, let us know if you will be picking up on Friday or Saturday. A representative from Simpson will call back to confirm your order.
Saturday, May 13
You Can Grow Your Food in Containers Easily
Old Stone Church, 159 Stone Church Rd. Ballston Spa | 8:30 a.m. Sue Beebe of Cornell Cooperative Extension will cover the basics to get you started and share grower tips for those with some experience. You will discover that you do not need any experience to be successful and how to provide fresh, quality food for your family. This program is brought to you by the Milton Grange. Bringing “Rural Lifestyle Living” through classes and lectures as a community service. Breakfast will be served, RSVP is recommended. 518 885-6606. Free tomato plants will be distributed as door prizes.
Defensive Driving Class
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Save 10% on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee: $35 per person. Bring a friend fee is $30 each. Portion of fee goes to Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788. As we are social distancing, a mask is optional. Class size is limit.
Moving Thru Grief – Finding Peace
Movement-Insights, 100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Suite 10, Malta | 9:30 a.m. & Sunday 3 p.m. Are you feeling stuck by a loss of any kind? At Movement Insights we use facilitated free form movement and dance without judgement. Move through your loss toward peace. Open to all abilities. Come for one session ($30) or all ($100). The series: Walking your loss line; Letting go of what weighs you down; Angel, Artist, Writer, Dancer; Finding your own light. May 13 – June 4. Register at Movement-Insights.com. 518-405-5445.
East Line Union Cemetery Annual Meeting
2023 Historic Homes Tour
Private Residences in Saratoga |10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This highly anticipated event offers the rare opportunity to see the interiors of private historic homes of the East Side neighborhood of Saratoga Springs. Three private residences on Circular Street will be featured as well as a condominium in the Stone Abbey, 125 Circular Street, and Circular Manor Bed & Breakfast at 120 Circular Street. The tour will also include two private residences on Union Avenue and a “Rehabilitation-in-Progress.” For more information, tickets and join to receive discounted prices, please visit www.saratogapreservation.org or call 518-587-5030.
Cat and Dog Adoption Event ?
H.O.P.E. Adoption Center, Wilton Mall at Saratoga, 3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come meet the many adoptable pets of H.O.P.E. Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 11am-3 pm, at the H.O.P.E. Adoption Center located at the Wilton Mall. Many of the Dogs and Cats listed on our webpage will be available to meet. Several rescues will be participating. You can start the adoption process today by filling out an adoption application online at hopeanimalrescue.org/forms.
Sheep to Shawl Community Day ?
Saratoga County History Center, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa| 1 – 4 p.m. Sheep, lambs, farmers, herders, and shearers, including the famous Fred the Shearer, and the Rock Day Spinning Guild will assemble on Brookside Museum’s front lawn to demonstrate every facet of sheep raising, shearing, and spinning to produce the wool clothing that was so ubiquitous in early America. Sheep to Shawl is a hands-on, family-friendly event. Young and the young-at-heart will have fun petting the sheep, meeting farmers, and participating in demonstrations.
Sunday, May 14
Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet ?
Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa 8 - 11 pm. Enjoy pancakes and sausage, French toast, eggs made to order, world famous omelets, home fries, toast, coffee, and juice. Adults $9 Seniors $8 Kids $5. Join us on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Proceeds support Elks Charities.
Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club, 123 NY-32, Schuylerville | 8 – 11 a.m. Bring your mom, all Mothers ½ price
for Mother’s Day. Menu: choose from pancakes – regular, buckwheat, apple cinnamon and blueberry or French toast. Eggs to order, home fries, bacon or sausage, toast, coffee, and orange juice. $10 adults, $5 children.
What A Surprise
Monday, May 15
Saratoga Parkinson’s disease Support Group Meeting
Tuesday, May 16
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake | Pick up 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pieroghis. All pierogi orders are $12/dz. Previously, we were asked about uncooked pieroghis. We will accomodate. If you would like it that way. let us know. Please call 518-363-0001. Stuffed clams available as well.
Support the Saratoga Central Catholic Booster Club
Saratoga Central Catholic Highschool, 247 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 6:30 p.m. Pick up is in the cafeteria which is located off the back parking lot at the Hamilton Street entrance. Take the night off of cooking! Preorder only, cost is $17. Dinner Includes: ½ chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, cookie, water. Order and pay by going to www.saratogacatholic.org/dizzychicken. Please pre-order by May 16.
Greenfield Historical Society Monthly Meeting
Train Station, 9 Railroad Place, Corinth | 7 p.m. The Town of Greenfield Historical Society will have their monthly meeting on the Train. Speaker will be Hal Raven owner and train conductor of Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railway He will bring us up to date on the scenic train line now operating between the Corinth Railway Station and Lamothe Landing in Greenfield Center. Hal will discuss the railway’s involvement and train schedule for our August 12 Caboose Day. We’ll learn about the history of the train and the rail line. All are welcome to the meeting.
Wednesday, May 17
Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Schuylerville Town Hall, Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon. It will be a sandwich luncheon. Money for Niagara Falls trip is due. We will have info on next two trips. Also don’t forget line dancing on Tuesday in Malta and in Schuylerville on Thursday. Contact Rich for info about line dancing. We will be having an ice cream social also. For more info contact Pat at 518-338-2329. All are welcome.
Heritage Garden Club Luncheon
Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, 301 Church Street, Saratoga. Special guest speaker, Teddy Foster, Director of UPH, will present a program “From Condemnation to Restoration: Universal Preservation Hall”. Luncheon selections include cobb salad, a vegetarian choice, or Caesar salad with choice of salmon or chicken, bread, dessert, beverage, $35. includes gratuity, cash bar. The public is invited to attend. Send check payable to Heritage Garden Club to Anne Hunscher, 209 Daketown Rd. Greenfield Center, 12833. There will be many gift baskets available. Guests are welcome!
Stuffed Chicken Breast 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: Boneless stuffed chicken breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, roll, tossed salad. $15 per dinner. (cash only).
Monthly Mindfulness ?
Board of Trustees Meeting
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway | 6:30 p.m. The agenda and other documents will be available prior to the meeting on the library website: www.galwaypubliclibrary.org. The public is welcome to attend. More information at 518-882-6385.
The League of Women Voters Meeting
Virtual Zoom Meeting | 7 p.m. Meeting to plan for future Meetups and events. Members and nonmembers are invited to join the planning session to solicit ideas for topics and presenters for 2023-24. All ideas are welcome at this session. To register for the zoom event. Please go to our website www.lwvsaratoga.org/events
Thursday, May 18
Shaken & Stirred Celebrity Bartender Party
Saratoga National Golf Course, 458 Union Ave. Saratoga Springs | 5:30 – 9 p.m. The Shaken & Stirred Celebrity Bartender Party is an annual fundraiser for Universal Preservation Hall. Local businesses team up to compete against each other, bartending for the most tips. The team that raises the most during their shift wins. All proceeds raised go towards our education programs through the Collaborative School of the Arts, which is an incredibly important aspect of arts for youth in our area. For more information, go to universalpreservationhall.org. There is no cover charge for this event.
Affordable Home Internet
Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 6 p.m. Learn basic information about signing up for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a permanent, government program that helps qualifying low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices. Then, join us to see if you qualify and apply for ACP. Presented in partnership with Senior Planet, a national nonprofit which harnesses technology to change the way older Americans age. Registration required for each program. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org
Hannah Arendt Virtual Discussion
Saratoga Springs History Museum, 1 E. Congress Street, Saratoga Springs | 7 – 8:30 p.m. A discussion filled with rare photos and riveting storytelling, Carol Daggs, author of “Saratoga Soul Brandtville Boogie,” is a fourth-generation Saratogian and descendant of the original residents of Brandtville, a historically African American farming community dating to the 1800s, located near the Spa State Park. An accomplished musician, entertaining speaker, and Board Member at the History Museum, Daggs (and special guests!) will bring Brandtville alive. Free for Museum Members, $10 for the general public; tickets and details at www.saratogahistory.org/events.