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April 12 - 18, 2024

Friday, April 12

Poetry/Storytelling Open Mic

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m. The program will begin with a reading by local poet Lale Davidson followed by the open mic. Each open mic participant has five minutes to read two short poems or one long one. Storytellers have five minutes to tell, narrate or perform their piece. Please be respectful of your fellow writers by reading for five minutes or less. Lite refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 518-584-1621. Open to the public. Suggested donation: $5.

Saturday, April 13

2024 Sustainability Fair

Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This free family-friendly event will allow attendees to explore the latest in eco-friendly topics and innovations and gives kids the opportunity to dive into fun and learning all day. An exciting opportunity for community members to discuss sustainability, connect with local sustainable businesses and organizations, and learn about innovative climate solutions and ways to get involved. For more about the event and activity schedule, visit

Brooks BBQ

Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Ballard Road, Wilton | 3 – 6 p.m.  Take out only. Dinner includes Half Chicken, Baked Potato, Coleslaw & Roll. $15 Cash and Venmo accepted. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-584-9107 or 518-727-8573.   Pre-order recommended.

Lasagna Dinner 

Old Saratoga Reformed Church, 48 Pearl St., Schuylerville | 4 - 6 p.m.  Meat and vegetarian lasagna, salad, bread, and brownies will be available.  The cost is $15 for adults, $8 for children 8 years old and younger.  The dinner will be take-out with limited seating to eat in.  Reservations suggested. Call Chris at 518-695-6638 for reservations.

Pancake Supper 

Middle Grove United Methodist Church, 429 Middle Grove Rd., Middle Grove | 5 – 7 p.m. Menu:  homemade buttermilk pancakes, sausage, Maple Valley maple syrup, milk, coffee, tea.  Ticket price: $10 (3 pancakes/3 sausage) $5 for children 12 & under (2 pancakes/1 sausage).  

Ballston Area Seniors Monthly Dance

Milton Community Center. 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa |7 – 10 p.m. The dance is open to the public.  Ample free parking. There will be a donation of $5 per person. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Dance to the music of Peaceful Country Band. (Adults Only). For more information call 518-490-2851. 

Underwater SeaPerch Robotics 

The Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The first session of a workshop series for teens in middle school and older.  SeaPerch is an international program that gives teens an opportunity to be part of a real-world engineering and design project to build an underwater ROV (robot).  Remaining sessions will be April 20, May 18, June 1, and June 15.  Attendance at every session is not required.  Please register by calling 518-882-6385.

Sunday, April 14

The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage Annual Meeting

Gideon Putnam Room, Saratoga State Park Offices Admin Building, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs | 1 p.m. This program is open to the public. Light refreshments will be available to guests. Learn about the many accomplishments The Friends have achieved over this past year and the exciting new endeavors in store for 2024, while enjoying music by Tom Smith, and the first program of the season: Saratoga County Poorhouse, presented by Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts. Guests will also hear about the monumental milestones we’ve celebrated over these past few years and our ambitious plans for the future. Followed by an official business meeting for Members only.

Monday, April 15

Saratoga Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m. We will have a 50/50 and an open forum for our April meeting. Speakers are arranged for the next three meetings, so please save the Monday dates May 20, June 17, and July 15. Please contact with questions: Leader Gordon Blyth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (917) 887-7980. Co-Leader Marie Thorne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 518- 810-8483.

Song Swap with Jeff Walton

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 7 – 9 p.m. Grab your favorite acoustic (or electric) instrument, bring your love of music, and join us for an informal song swap led by local musician, Jeff Walton. Feel free to bring your own tunes to play and share. No registration is required. 

Tuesday, April 16

Trivia Night

Anne’s Washington Inn 111 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 6 – 9 p.m. This event, hosted by Saratoga County History Center will support the programs of Brookside Museum. The event will include an Italian style buffet dinner generously provided by Mama Mia’s Restaurant, dessert, and coffee.  A cash bar for beer and wine will be available to our guests aged 21 and over.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6 p.m.  Well-known local Trivia Night host Casey Blum, “That NY Trivia Guy” will open the friendly competition beginning at 7 p.m. Trivia categories will include questions on local history as well as the standard trivia topics. The cost for the evening is $40 per person. To register:  https:/

Town of Greenfield Historical Society Meeting

Town of Greenfield Community Center, 25 Wilton Rd., Greenfield Center | 7 p.m. 

Program: Ice Harvesting hosted by Tom Ragosta, President of the Watervliet Historical Society and Watervliet City Historian. The program will include a brief history of ice harvesting during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as well as the process used in storing natural ice. The program will include a display of various artifacts used in the ice harvesting process. The event is free and open to the public.

April 17

Pickin’ Session Afternoon Jam 

Milton Community Center 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa | 1 – 3 p.m. Open to the public, free admission, and ample free parking. All acoustic musicians who enjoy playing country/western, folk, gospel and 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.

Prime Rib 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: prime rib, roasted redskin potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. Cost is $15 per dinner. Cash only.

Astronomy Club

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  We will review our moon challenge results and photos taken during the solar eclipse.  Michael Noonan will give a presentation on “Amateur Astro Photography,” and he will share photos of his comet and star tracking experiences.  Teens and adults are welcome to join.  The session will end with stargazing.  What will we see this time?  Call 518-882-6385 to register. 

Two Towns-One Book Author Visit

Gowana Middle School Auditorium, Shenendehowa Campus, 970 Route 146, Clifton Park | 7 p.m. Cookbook author and renowned food critic Ruth Reichl joins us as part of our Two Towns-One Book events. Please note: Registration required. Call Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library at 518-371-8622.

Medical Aid in Dying

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs, 624 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 – 8:30 p.m.  Come hear Dr. David Pratt speak about the Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) bill. Learn how you can help pass this important legislation. Hosted by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County. Register here for the zoom option:


For more information, contact Lucy Manning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, April 18

Beginner Birding Workshop 

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6 – 7 p.m. Join Mark Silo and John Loz from the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society.  Attendees will learn about available resources before heading outside to look for birds to identify.  It is recommended to wear boots.  Please bring binoculars if you can.  For ages 8 through adult.  Please register by calling 518-882-6385.

Networking at Night 

Bailey’s Café, 37 Phila St., Saratoga Springs |5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The local business networking group “Networking at Night” will host a fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds going to support Wellspring Saratoga. The event, with a suggested donation of $20, combines professional networking opportunities with a charitable cause, while also offering attendees the chance to engage with fellow professionals, enjoy a taco bar, drink specials, and participate in raffles and a silent auction. 

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