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March 22 - 28, 2024

Friday, March 22

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.

6th Annual Clue Murder Mystery Night

Wishing Well, 745 Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort | 6 – 9 p.m. Join Saratoga Children’s Theatre for our highly anticipated 6th Annual Clue Fundraiser: “And All That Jazz.” Prepare for an evening filled with Jazz, Spirits, and Secrets as we embark on a captivating murder mystery adventure. Friday, March 22, 6 – 9 p.m. at $100 per person. Whether you’re a seasoned detective or new to mystery, this night is sure to be one to remember. In the spirit of the 1920s, we encourage all attendees to dress in attire from the era. Let’s transport ourselves back in time for an evening of elegance and intrigue! Please note that this event is strictly for ages 21 and above. To reserve your tickets, visit www.saratogachildrenstheatre.org/events/ 

Saturday, March 23

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

4-H Training Center,
556 Middleline Rd, Ballston Spa

8 – 11 a.m. | Come meet RoBovines, a robotics team of middle and high school students. The team not only designs, builds, and programs robots for competitions, they run the 4-H youth robotics program and a summer STEM camp. All proceeds go to the robotics program and for RoBovines to compete in April in Houston at a World’s Championship to represent upstate NY! 

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association (SABA) Spring Seminar

HVCC TEC-SMART Facility, 345 Hermes Rd., Malta
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | “Saving the bees” has been a hot topic lately. SABA has been stewards of honeybees for over 30 years. Join us for a day of great speakers, networking, raffles (including an extractor) and vendors. The conference will feature internationally renowned speakers on various topics of beekeeping. SABA is a non-profit educational organization providing classes to the public and enrichment activities for school districts. For more information, visit sababees.org. 

2024 Annual Easter Bake and Jewelry Sale

St. George Church, 55 Main St. and Second St., South Glens Falls

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Featuring Syrian, Greek, Romanian, American foods, and desserts: baklava, fruit pies, sweet breads, cookies, rice pudding, many different pastries, Syrian pita bread, za’atar bread, meat pies, spinach pies, stuffed grape leaves, moussaka, hummus, tabbouleh, Romanian cheesecake, and so much, much more, including a jewelry sale. Cash and credit cards accepted. Free parking and admission. For more information, call the church at 518-792-2359.

Secretariat Birthday Celebration

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Commemorate the birthday of 1973 Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame member Secretariat with a variety of children’s activities and a special showing of the Disney film Secretariat at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. The event and movie is included with the cost of regular Museum admission. Activities include: An “Easter Egg” scavenger hunt through the Museum with a prize, build-your-own trophy, dress up like a real jockey, and color your own silks, designing your own birthday card, raffle for a swag bag of Secretariat goodies. Light refreshments and sweet treats will be served throughout the event. For more information, visit www.racingmuseum.org

Writing Workshop

The Galway Public Library,
2112 East Street, Galway
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with a one-hour break). A two-day Writing Workshop for adults and older teens. Second session is on Saturday, March 30. Instructor Suzanne Rancourt will use the Amherst Writer’s & Artist’s Expressive Arts Method to help writers of all skill levels/genres explore fresh ideas through multi-sensory prompts. Participants will share their work and receive feedback. The fee is $20, payable to the Galway Public Library. Registration is required. Program offered through a Story Quilt Arts & Literary Grant. 

31st Annual Northeastern Woodworkers Showcase

Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $15, children under 12 free. The show will feature over 500 exhibits of the art of woodworking, including fine furniture, wood sculpture, carvings, musical instruments, toys, turnings, and all things crafted from wood. National and regional vendors, demonstrations, and free lectures on a variety of subjects. Sunday, March 24 is Family Day with a roving magician, and an opportunity for children to build a toy and turn a pen on a lathe. For further information, visit www.woodworker.org. 

Katie: The Strongest of the Strong

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, 65 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m.
Free Family Performance. Opera Saratoga presents Katie: The Strongest of the Strong by Faye Chiao and Anton Dudley at venues across the Capital Region for children grades K-6. The 45-minute story celebrates women’s strength and confidence through the amazingly theatrical true story of Katie Sandwina, a circus strongwoman who defied cultural expectations and became instrumental in the U.S. suffrage movement. The opera is a wild, funny, musical way for students and families to learn about the importance of equal rights. Register at operasaratoga.org/katie-the-strongest-of-the-strong. Additional performance Thursday, March 28, 11 a.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Ballston Spa Public Library,
21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa

11 a.m. | The Alzheimer’s Association will present a talk on the latest research on healthy living for your brain and body. Don’t miss this essential program on such topics as diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Participants will use hands-on tools to help incorporate these recommendations into a usable plan for healthy aging. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please call 518-885-5022 or stop in to reserve your spot.

SaratogaREADS! Presents Conversations with The Lacks Family

Skidmore College, Gannett Auditorium, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 2 – 3 p.m.

In recognition of SaratogaREADS! 20th year, the Saratoga Springs community took a look into our archives and voted to revisit one our previous titles for our 2024 Community Read. By popular vote, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was chosen. SaratogaREADS! and Skidmore College are thrilled to welcome two members of the Lacks family to Saratoga Springs via Zoom. Henrietta Lacks’s great-granddaughter, Victoria Baptiste and daughter-in-law, Shirley Lacks will join us for a conversation about Henrietta’s legacy. No registration required. 

Basket Raffle

Glens Falls Elks Lodge #81, 32 Cronin Rd, Glens Falls

Doors open at 3 p.m. Drawing at 5 p.m. Admission is $20 and includes 1 sheet of 25 tickets, door prize ticket, food, and fun. Additional tickets 1 Sheet $10, 3 sheets $25 and 10 sheets $50. Proceeds to benefit Elks Major Project, Cerebral Palsy of NY Home Service Program. All are welcome.

Sunday, March 24

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Gansevoort Volunteer Firehouse, 1870 Route 32N, Gansevoort | 8 – 11 a.m.
Menu: Eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, hash, French toast, home fries, biscuits, sausage gravy, orange Juice, milk, and coffee. Donations: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors 55+, $10 Military and 1st Responders, $8 Children (age 6 – 12) Free kids under 6. 

Monthly Indoor Craft and Garage Sale 

Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 11-3 p.m. 

Admission is free. Over 40 vendors, great parking, crafts galore, and lunch. Lots of shopping with necklace sets, earrings, body lotions, clothing, as well as household items, knitted, NASCAR, and hand-made items, food treats, antiques and vintage items, food treats and just about anything you can imagine. New vendors sign-up every month. A fun activity the entire family enjoys. All proceeds go to local charities. 8’ table and chairs $15; Call Debbie at 518-885-6506 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or to sign up for a table(s).

Polish Dance

Saratoga Knights of Columbus #243, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 2 - 6 p.m. Shine your shoes and get ready to dance!  $20 per person at the door.  Polish food will be available for sale.  Bring your dancing partner and have some fun! For questions or reservations, call Rick Schwartzbeck at 518 893-7074.

Monday, March 25

Exploring the Outdoors in Clifton Park 

Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m. Learn what tools to use to find the “secret” green spaces around town and where you can go on our trails. 518-371-8622. www.cphlibrary.org

Tuesday, March 26

After the Fire Monthly Meeting

Eagle Matt Lee Firehouse, Washington St., Ballston Spa
7 p.m. | 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.  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, March 27

Baby Back Ribs 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: baby back ribs, baked beans, cold slaw, corn bread. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Photography Club 

Galway Public Library, Community Room 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 p.m. This month, club member Phil Olivo will be presenting “Signs, Storefronts and Other Mundane Things,” images from his portfolio taken during his trips throughout the United States and across the world. We will also be reviewing photographs submitted to our March Photo Challenge: Fire and Ice. Anyone interested in photography regardless of their level of experience is encouraged to attend these relaxed and friendly gatherings. For more information contact: Dave Waite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Physical Activity and Successful Aging in Saratoga Springs: A Community Partnership

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Harry Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 7 – 8:45 p.m. 

A free panel discussion sponsored by Bikeatoga will explore the resources available at Saratoga Hospital and the Saratoga Regional YMCA to support seniors who want to stay physically active and independent. 

Thursday, March 28

Opera Saratoga Pasta & Puccini Dinner

The Factory, 20 Prospect St, Ballston Spa | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Opera Saratoga Guild is once again hosting the incredibly popular annual tribute to all things “Pasta & Puccini”. Join Opera Saratoga for an evening of delicious Italian food, opera arias, and fun. Tickets: $75 for OS Guild members; $95 for non-Guild members. Tickets and Information at operasaratoga.org/2024-pasta-puccini

Slow Pitch Co-Ed or Men’s Softball Registration

End Zone Sports Bar @ Saratoga Strike Zone,
32 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs | 6 – 9 p.m.
Cost is $825 per team. Checks payable to Just for Fun Sports (Venmo or PayPal also). The fee covers team entrance fee for all field fees, softballs, scorebooks, and line up cards, plus other league expenses. Umpire fees are an additional $28 per team/per game. Co-Ed Leagues are either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Sundays. Men’s League is on Mondays. The 2024 summer league start date is Monday, April 29 – Thursday, May 2. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.leaguelineup.com/saratogacoed. 

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