Friday, June 2
Fridays in the Garden
Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave, Ballston Spa | 2:30 p.m. Hear the Buzz: Launching a Pollinator Garden. The programs are to be held in the beautiful gardens of Brookside Museum. All programs are free to attend, though donations are welcome and appreciated. Registration for each program is preferred, but not required. For more information, check out our website www.brooksidemuseum.org.
BBQ Dinner Take Out
Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Avenue, Ballston Spa 3 – 6 p.m. The Saratoga County History Center will hold a drive-thru Miller’s Backyard BBQ dinner. There will be a choice of a half chicken or half pound pulled pork dinner for $15. We will also be serving a beef brisket dinner for $20 available by pre-order only. Dinners include a baked potato, coleslaw, and corn bread. An 8-ounce serving of mac & cheese is also available for $5. All proceeds will help fund public education and children’s programs at the museum. The dinner is take-out only. We strongly recommend that you reserve dinners in advance at www.brooksidemuseum.org or call 518-885-4000. Please note that the brisket dinners are available only by pre-order.
High School Musical 2 ?
Saratoga Childrens Theatre, 615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m., and June 3 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and June 4 at 2 p.m. Join us for a show that is quintessentially Summer as the gang from East High heads to the country club! Based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movie, High School Musical 2 includes both high octane dance numbers and powerful ballads from the film, creating a thrilling ensemble show that’s fun for all ages. Tickets: saratogachildrenstheatre.org/mainstage-shows
Let the Music Fill Your Soul ?
St. Edward the Confessor, 569 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park | 7 p.m. The Clifton Park Community Chorus presents the free concerts. Next concert is on June 25 at 7 p.m. at Clifton Common Stage, (outside performance, bring your own seating). Sponsored by the Town of Clifton Park. Admission is free. Facebook.com/CliftonParkCommunityChorus
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 11 p.m. Join us for a magical evening under the moonlight and on our stage. Create Your Own Adventure with Live Music, DJ, Dancing, Cocktails, Culinary Delights, Fireworks and Festivities! All to celebrate and support SPAC’s mission, residencies, and youth education initiatives. This is a 21+ event. Attire: Cocktail. Two ticket options, visit spac.org or call 518-584-9330 ext 142 to make a reservation by phone.
Movies in the Park ?
Wiswall Park, Front St., Ballston Spa | 8:30 p.m. Free movies in the park is back for the 16th summer presented by the Ballston spa Business and Professional Association. Tonight’s movie: Strange World. (Rain Date June 3). The movies are projected onto the wall of the adjacent Front Street Deli building on Front Street in the village and begin at approximately dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Movie snacks will be available, courtesy of Starpoint Church.
Saturday, June 3
Free Learn to Fish Clinic ?
The Town of Clifton Park is offering a free learn to fish clinic on Saturday, June 3, 9:00-12:30. For more information contact Mike Woerner at the town department of Parks and Recreation, 518-371-6667.
Saratoga Farmers Market, 112 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will be offering Voter Registration tables. Residents can learn where to find information about polling places, information about registration, early voting, absentee voting, and pick up absentee voting applications and voter registration forms.
Yard Sale ?
170 Ballston Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Apparel, jewelry, accessories, baby clothes. All proceeds to support Zonta Club of Saratoga County.
10th Annual TUFF eNUFF Obstacle Course Challenge ?
BOCES Center, Henning Road, Saratoga Springs | 8 a.m. Over 500 kids, teens, and adults will lace up their old running shoes to run, scramble over obstacles, jump muddy puddles, and trudge their way through mucky trenches at The Prevention Council’s 10th Annual TUFF eNUFF. Are you TUFF eNUFF? For more information, and to pre-register, go to www.FinishRight.com. The Kid’s Race is a 1-mile muddy course, and there is a 5K for teens and adults. “Day of” registration is available as well.
Cars & Coffee ?
Middle Grove Town Park, 430 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Hosted by The Town of Greenfield Lions Club. Admission is free and is open to any car or truck, including daily drivers. There will be a 50-50 raffle and door prizes for entered vehicles. The Greenfield Lions will be selling fresh breakfast sandwiches and coffee. The event is sponsored by Ryan’s Garage. For more information about the Lions Clubs visit www.lionsclubs.org.
Garage Sale & Bake Sale ?
Italian American War Veterans, 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Ladies of Charity Saratoga Chapter will be holding their annual sale. Rain or Shine. Bake sale will include cakes, breads, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, pies, muffins, and other specialties. For more information call Sharon at 518-365-0004 or Claudette at 518-584-7592
Creating D & D Mini Sculptures
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | Noon – 1:30 p.m. A free three-week series, Creating Dungeons & Dragons Mini Sculptures, on June 3, 10, and 17 from Noon – 1:30pm. Tim LaFave shows how to create interesting game boards and playable structures for Dungeon and Dragon gamers, ages 15 and up. Participants will supply their own building materials, from recycled items or craft and dollar stores. Registration at 518-882-6385 is required, as class size is limited to 8 participants.
Sunday, June 4
Former Oligny Garden Center, 390 Wilton-Gansevoort Rd, Gansevoort | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sustainable Saratoga is hosting Pollinator Palooza, a native plant sale and pollinator education event. Native pollinators (bees, butterflies, etc.) are in drastic decline due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. Planting native plants provides essential food and habitat for native pollinators; however, it is often challenging to find native plants. Come and shop our selection of over 25 native plant species (cash or check preferred).
Wildlife Festival ?
Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nature crafts, live animal shows, guided Karner blue Butterfly walks, pond discovery, fire tower, hands on fun, local organizations and businesses, refreshments and more! This event is free. For more information visit wiltonpreserve.org.
2nd Annual BBQ Fundraiser ?
VFW Post 420, 190 Excelsior Ave. Saratoga Springs, 1 -4 p.m. BBQ Chicken Fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of the Capitol Region. Hosted by 99 Restaurant & Pub! Fresh BBQ chicken & fixings. Raffles, 50/50 and cash bar. Rock climbing wall, corn hole, Lyricism 101 RV and much more! Tickets are $25 per person, kids under 12 free. Buy your tickets online at BGCCCapitalArea.org/99. All are welcome. Help to support this great organization! For more information call 518-307-2120,518-598-2856 or 518-879-7777.
Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists ?
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m. A free community event that is presented annually at SPAC to celebrate hundreds of the Capital Region’s brightest young actors, dancers, musicians, singers, poets, and visual artists. At 2pm, SPAC’s grounds will be transformed into a festival of student pop-up performances, fine art displays, food stands, poetry slams, games & activities, and free ice cream provided by Stewart’s Shops! At 4:30 p.m., hundreds of young artists will gather to present a show-stopping concert on SPAC’s main stage, featuring large-scale productions that combine music, song, poetry, visual art, and dance.
Auditions for “The Theory of Relativity”
Monday, June 5
Between the Covers Romance Author Event
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 6 – 7:30 p.m. Come meet romance writers: Kari Cole, Ginny Frost, Jean C. Gordon, and Minita Sanghvi. Eat some yummy chocolate treats as we ask our Romance Panel some questions about their process and inspirations. Authors’ books will be available for purchase and autographs at the event. Please register online. www.sspl.org.
Tuesday, June 6
Saratoga Naturally Book Signing
Jacob & Anthony’s American Grille, 38 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m. Local author, photographer Louis Valenti’s Saratoga Naturally is a stunning nature photography book, that captures both the unique beauty and the spirit of Saratoga’s natural wonders. Saratoga Naturally features photographic images of five of Saratoga’s most beautiful parks and preserves. A perfect page turner and beautiful book for your coffee table.
Summer Concert ?
200 Park Place, Mechanicville | 6 – 8 p.m. Sundown Express – Southern/ Classic Rock. Tunes in Talmadge sponsored by the Mechanicville Library. Live music, food and dance.
Trivia Night: Superheroes & Comic Books
Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m. Join us for fun, prizes, and snacks. Brush up on your superhero and comic book knowledge, and be ready for anything! Come with a team or join one when you get here. For adults and teens 14+. Registration required. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org.
Wednesday, June 7
The Summit at Saratoga Senior Living Community, 1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m
Chicken Marsala 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: chicken marsala with pasta, vegetable, salad, roll. $15 per dinner. (cash only).
Ballston Area Seniors, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa | 6:30 – 9 p.m. Open to the Public, Free Admission & ample free parking. Doors open 6:00 p.m. All acoustic musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel & bluegrass are welcome to participate. If you don’t play, become part of the audience, and enjoy the music. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. Call 518-885-4229 with questions.
Poetry Reading ?
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Jeffrey Stubits. An open mic poetry reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 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. 518-583-0022.
Thursday, June 8
Poetry Café: Story Poems – Prose Poems
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 6 – 7 p.m. For June’s online poetry discussion, we will look at prose poems - those that look or sound like prose, but use poetic devices that distinguish them from the usual non-fiction writing. We’ll read works by such poets as Charles Baudelaire, Russell Edson, and Claudia Rankine in this librarian-led discussion. Please register online. www.sspl.org.
THIS WEEK’S MEETINGS
Monday, June 5
Saratoga Area Retired Educators Monthly Luncheon
Holiday Inn, Win Room 232 Broadway Saratoga Springs | noon All area retired K-12 public, parochial, private, BOCES teachers and other school related personnel are welcome. For further information, call 518-584-1192.
Annual Meeting North Milton Cemetery
742 Stone Church Rd., Middle Grove | 7 p.m. The Board of Directors of the North Milton Cemetery Association will hold their 2022 Annual Meeting at the home of Anthony Zanella.
Wednesday, June 7
Annual Budget Vote and Board of Trustees Election
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St. Galway | 2 – 8. There is one vacancy on the board. Santina Florio is running to fill the seat she vacated. More information is available at www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.