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March 8 - 14, 2024

Friday, March 8

Commissioner’s Tapping Ceremony ?

Hop City Maple, 340 Hop City Rd, Ballston Spa | 10 a.m. 

New York’s maple season is fast approaching! To celebrate the season NYS Commissioner of Agriculture Richard Ball will be attending a ceremonial tree tapping. This annual event is hosted by the Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association. Fellow sugar makers and any who are interested are invited to attend. Several local dignitaries and Ballston Spa area farmers will be in attendance. Following the ceremony, Hop City Maple will be offering maple apple pie to attendees’ courtesy of Mourningkill Bake Shop. This year’s New York State Maple Weekends are March 16-17 and 23-24.

Poetry/Storytelling Open Mic

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs 1 – 2 p.m. | Featuring Poet, Photographer, Blogger Dan Wilcox, author of boundless abodes of Albany and Gloucester Notes. Named a Literary Legend by the Albany Public Library Foundation. Each open mic participant may read 2 short poems or 1 longer one. Storytellers have 5 minutes to tell, narrate or perform their piece. Please be respectful of your fellow writers by reading for 5 minutes or less. Light refreshments will be served.

Suggested donation: $5. RSVP by calling 518-584-1621. 

Fish Fry Friday ?

Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, 123 State Route 32, Schuylerville | 4 – 7 p.m.
Every Friday through March 29. Menu: All dinners are served with coleslaw and sauce also your choice of fries or onion rings: fish fry, chicken tenders, clam strips, popcorn shrimp, coconut shrimp w/special dipping sauce, buffalo shrimp. Extras: all previous items plus jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, fried mushrooms, bowl of chowder or quart of chowder, red (Manhattan) or white (New England). Beverages are available. Eat in at our club or call ahead for take-out 518-695-3917. All are welcome.

Lenten Fish Fry ?

Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.

Advance call-in orders Wednesday – Friday, noon until 3 p.m. Menu: Fried or baked haddock $15, fried clam strips $12. Each dinner includes French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, or cocktail sauce. Macaroni and cheese $5, New England clam chowder (pint $7, quart $13), single orders of French fries $3, dessert $2. Call to place your order 518-584-8547. Every Friday through March 29. 

Concert – Dan Berggren ?

Unitarian Universalist Church, 624 N. Broadway, Saratoga 

7:30 p.m. | Award Winning Educator and Folk Musician. Come revel in Dan’s beautiful stories and songs about the Adirondacks, family, friends, love, and hope. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. at Donation of $15 per person; $40 per family. Questions? Contact Bev at 518 587-0403. To register: uusaratoga.breezechms.com/form/2024march18-danberggren

Legal Graffiti AR Culture Platform 

Zoom Presentation | 7:30 p.m.

Saratoga Arts - Lead by Legal Graffiti Founder, Cara Bucciferro. For artists, designers, creators, and historians, free and online. Learn how to use Legal Graffiti, the new augmented reality culture platform that lets people place and discover content anywhere in the world. Check out the website ahead of the online event at legalgraffiti.app. You will need Zoom access. A zoom link will be emailed.

Saturday, March 9

Annual Wellness Expo ?

Wood Road Elementary School, 300 Wood Rd, Ballston Spa 

9 a.m. – Noon. | Held in the cafeteria/gymnasium. The goal is to bring the school community together for a fun-filled day and encourage students and families to participate in healthy and active lifestyles. Includes information from community organizations, bike giveaways, live demonstrations, and great freebies. A free family-friendly event that is open to all residents of the Ballston Spa School district. Bicycle helmets will be given away to students courtesy of a donation from Senator Tedisco’s office. There will also be drawings held throughout the day, including free bicycles (for current students). For additional information, visit www.bscsd.org or follow #BSpaWellness or call 518-884-7195 x1369 with questions.

Song Writing Workshop

Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Taught by Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle. Learn song writing or improve your current skills with award-winning performing songwriters. Study composing and development. Includes live demonstrations by the instructors, discussion, and one-on-one guidance. Bring your own pen and notebook. All other materials and tools will be provided for the class. Free. www.saratoga-arts.org

Free Lunch ?

Malta Ridge Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave. Ext, Malta Ridge | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Lunch will be served at no charge. All are welcome. For additional information or directions, please call the church at 518-581-0210. 

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser ?

American Legion Post 70,
34 West Ave, Saratoga Springs 

4:30 – 7 p.m. | Menu: Spaghetti & Meatballs, fresh salad, garlic bread, Chef Choice dessert, $15 eat-in or take out. Tickets are available at Post 70.

Pops Concert

Ballston Spa High School, 220 Ballston Ave., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m. 

The public is invited to attend and support the student musicians from the BSHS Jazz Bands, Orchestras, Choirs and Bands. Throughout the evening you could hear selections from Jackson 5, the Little Mermaid, Journey, Toto and more! The admission fee is $3. with tickets available at the door or online at Showtix4u. All proceeds go towards music senior scholarships/awards.

Sunday, March 10

Monthly Breakfast ?

Fish Creek Rod & Gun Club, 123 NY-32, Schuylerville | 8 – 11 a.m. 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. $12 adults, $6 children.

Breakfast Buffet ?

Ballston Spa Elks Lodge #2619, 10 Hamilton Street, Ballston Spa | 8 – 11 a.m. 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 every month. All are welcome.

Franklin Community Center Annual Benefit Concert ?

Presbyterian United Church
of Christ, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
The Saratoga Youth Symphony provides a non-competitive orchestral experience for talented student musicians ages 18 and under. Members of the Youth Symphony, Preparatory Symphony and Wind Symphony represent more than two dozen schools throughout the Capital District. The SYS continues to build upon its reputation for musical excellence while maintaining its commitment to music education and community activities. For further information, please email the Saratoga Youth Symphony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.saratogayouthsymphony.org

Monday, March 11

Escape Room: Downtime for Adults

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs 

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Adults of all abilities are welcome in the Teen Room only during our specially scheduled time. Enjoy gaming, board games, puzzles, coloring, the sensory cart and relax socially with other adults. No minors will be in the space during the adults only hours. No registration required.

Nature on the Move 

Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton

10:30 a.m. – Noon | Come enjoy nature with others looking to get outside. This walk is geared towards gentle exercise and those with basic fitness levels. This program is suitable for ages 16 and up. Registration is required at least 24 hours prior to the program. To sign-up, please call the office at 518-450-0321, visit the website to fill out the registration form at wiltonpreserve.org, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday, March 12

Guest Night & Irish Tunes

PBA Clubhouse, 5 Bliven Way, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 – 10 p.m.

The Saratoga Springs based Racing City Chorus invite men 18 years of age and older to our “Guest Night” and “Irish Tunes” evening. Come for the fun and sing songs like “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” “Danny Boy,” Irish Lullaby” and “Irish Blessing.” This is a free event. We’ll provide the lyrics and the sheet music to these and other songs. Visit www.RacingCityChorus.org or contact 518-504-7464 for more details. 

Wednesday, March 13

Historian Tea Talks

Brookside Museum, Long Room, 21 Fairground Ave, Ballston Spa | 3 p.m. Who was General Moreau, and Why Was a Town Named After Him? Speaker, Nancy Purinton, of Parks-Bentley Place. Tea and cookies will be served. Space is limited, so registration is appreciated. There is a suggested donation of $5 for each talk, which may be made online or on the day. Visit www.brooksidemuseum.org for more information and to register.

Corned Beef & Cabbage 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: Corned beef Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Green Drinks

The Parting Glass, 40-42 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m.

A “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Green Drinks - Saratoga Springs is held monthly. While this is a networking event, solicitation is not allowed.

Thursday, March 14

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture 

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room,
49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

Noon - 1 p.m. | “Women’s Suffrage: The Saratoga Connection” In honor of this Women’s History Month, the focus of our March program is women’s suffrage. Join Charlie Kuenzel, educator for the Saratoga Springs History Museum, as he traces the timeline for women’s suffrage. In the process to pass the 19th Amendment, many people were instrumental in the success of the movement, including several from Saratoga Springs. Free and open to the public. Check the library website for more information www.sspl.org.

New Featured Artist Alexandra Higgins

Front Street Home, 6 Front Street, Ballston Spa | 4 – 8 p.m. Join us as we welcome Alex and her original oil paintings and mixed medium art. Featuring works from her series “Roots” based on gardens, flowers, plants, women, and the work involved in gardening; and from her series “Looking Back” based women and their role as subjects in portraits with the added depth of a returned confident gaze; Alex strives to explore the idea that “we are not separate from our environment but become what we make it.” Alex will be here to meet and discuss her works and to share with us all as spring awakens here in Ballston Spa.

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