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May 10 - 16, 2024

Friday, May 10

Poetry Open Mic

Saratoga Senior Center, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs | 1 – 2 p.m. Featuring Poet/Writer/Journalist Jackie Craven. Jackie’s new collection, WHISH, won the 2024 Press 53 Poetry Award. Host of a monthly Zoom open mic for writers. RSVP by calling 518-584-1621. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $5. Each open mic participant may read 2 short poems or 1 longer one.  The Saratoga Senior Center Open Mic is supportive, affirming, and non-threatening.

Spring 2024 Famous Brown Bread and Bake Sale

Simpson United Methodist Church, 1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls |Pick up 4 – 6 p.m. Spring has sprung, and our kitchen is, once again, steaming up just in time for Mothers’ Day is having our semi-annual Brown Bread & Bake Sale.   The cost is still $8 per loaf.   Pick-up also on Saturday, May 11 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The bake sale will be held on Saturday. 

4-H Fashion Revue

Cornell Cooperative Extension Offices, 50 W High St., Ballston Spa | 4 – 8 p.m. A great way to exhibit your skills, to have your projects evaluated, and to connect with 4-H’ers who have a “Passion for Fashion”. The goal of Fashion Revue is to develop an understanding of personal representation in public situations regarding clothing, accessories, and grooming. More information about projects, evaluations and exhibiting is available on the 4-H Website at: https://ccesaratoga.org/4-h-youth-development/4-h-forms/4-h-fashion-revue. To sign-up, please call the 4-H office at 518.885.8995 or email Leland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, May 11

Annual Spring Auto Show

The Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs| 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. From classic beauties to cutting-edge marvels, this event will showcase a stunning array of vehicles that will captivate and inspire attendees. Pre-Register your car, truck or motorcycle and receive two complementary one day tickets to the Saratoga Motorcar Auction, a $50 value. This is a great family event, we’ll have great food, amazing automobiles, and music! By participating in this event, attendees will contribute to the museum’s ongoing efforts to educate and inspire future generations. For more information and to pre-register your car, truck, or motorcycle, please visit www.saratogaautomuseum.org.

Annual Meeting of East Line Union Cemetery 

Malta Community Center at 1 Bayberry Dr., Malta | 10 a.m. The annual meeting and election of Officers of the East Line Union Cemetery.  The meeting is open to all lot owners and family members.   Donations to the cemetery for repairs and general upkeep are gladly accepted and can be sent to the East Line Union Cemetery, Inc. at P.O. Box 111, Round Lake NY  12151. For more information Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Craig Tolosky, Sec.-Treas. at 518-888-4805.   

H.O.P.E. Walk for the Animals

Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – Noon. Join us with your friendly dog, that is up to date on vaccines, to walk down Broadway to help raise funds for the Homeless Animals! Registration is $25 Pre-Registration, https://pay.getbeyond.com/link/hvoLpu9ZeE_ZcQjcSO5zhQ. Registration starts a 9:30 a.m., Walk begins at 10 a.m.

Spring Festival

Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Rd. Charlton | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Shoppers have fun choosing from a variety of crafts and products as they support local artisans and vendors! For information email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-399-4831.

20th Annual Dog Day Celebration

Impressions of Saratoga, 368 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Be sure to stop by with your furry friend to celebrate all things dog! Well behaved pets on leash and under voice control are welcome! In attendance: Saratoga County Animal Shelter and H.O.P.E. with information about their programs and animals. Donations of pet items gladly accepted. Wellspring will be educating us on their “Safe Pet Partnership”, a program to find foster homes for pets of those in an abusive situation who are afraid to leave for fear of what will happen to their pets. Hop on Home, a bunny rescue and sanctuary with some adoptable bunnies and program information. “The Battle of the Biscuits” contest - a treat taste testing activity for your dog, to see which snack is the crowd favorite. And so much more!

Pollinator Walk

Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 1 – 2 p.m. Pollinators are essential for most of the world’s flowering plants, including many foods we eat every day. Join us and Sustainable Saratoga to learn about our native pollinators. Registration is required at least one business day in advance. To sign up email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the website of wiltonpreserve.org or call the office at 518-450-0521.

Sheep to Shawl Community Day 

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa | 1-4 p.m. 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. A terrific opportunity to embrace the spring weather, learn about Saratoga County’s agricultural past, and enjoy some quality family time.

Veterans Celebration 2024

373 Crescent Ave., Saratoga Springs | 1 – 7 p.m. Presented by The Goat Brothers and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2586. $10 per person. Proceeds to benefit local Veteran organizations. Many of us have firsthand experience with and know a Veteran in need. Won’t you please lend a hand? Have a donation. Call 518-583-3398 to arrange pickup. 

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 $7 per person. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Dance to the music of River Road Boys Band. (Adults Only). For more information call 518-490-2851

Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day 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, fruit, home fries, toast, coffee, and juice. Adults $9, Seniors $8, Kids $5. Join us on the 2nd Sunday every month. All are welcome.

Monday, May 13

Quaker Springs Sunshiners Meeting

Quaker Springs Firehouse, 107 Blodgett Rd., Schuylerville| 11:30 a.m. We will have some social time and a short business meeting, followed by a covered dish luncheon. Folks should bring a dish to pass, their own table setting, and a memory to share about their early school experiences. Tim Lagoe and Pat Peck will present a program on the one room schools in the Town of Saratoga. Did you know that the first school was in Schuylerville before 1800? And the last one to close was the Wagman’s Ridge school - District No 2- that closed in June 1959 - one of the last one room schools in Saratoga County to close. Bring memories, photos, and artifacts to share.

Car Seat Check

New Country Toyota of Clifton Park, 202 NY 146, Mechanicville | 4 – 8 p.m. With 90% of car seats installed incorrectly, plan to see us. We will have Nationally Certified Technicians and Instructors to educate you on the correct installation of your car seat and how to fit your child correctly in the seat. Appointments are required. No “drop-ins” Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga 518-885-8995. For more details go to: https://ccesaratoga.org/family-community/traffic-safety-educational-programs/child-passenger-safety

Tuesday, May 14

Society of American Magicians Meeting 

S. W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road, Latham | 7 p.m. The local group of The Society of American Magicians, Assembly #24, meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  We welcome all people, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic whether it be: performance, history, collecting or purely entertainment to join us for a fun evening.  For more information about our organization, or for a link to a local magician, visit our web site: www.sam24.synthasite.com

Wednesday, May 15

Pickin’ Session # 2 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 & 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.

Welcome Back Spring Millers Backyard BBQ 

Brookside Museum, 21 Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa | 3 - 6 p.m. Take Out Only. Rescheduled from May 3. Choice of a ½ chicken or ½ lb. of pulled pork dinner for $15., as well as beef brisket dinner for $20.  (Brisket dinner is only available by pre-order).  All dinners come with baked potato, coleslaw, and corn bread.  An 8 oz. side order of mac & cheese is also available for $5. We encourage you to reserve in advance by visiting our website or call 518-885-4000. If you would like to transfer, change, or refund your existing order please call us or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All proceeds will be used to fund public education and children’s programs.

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

Ben’s Bed: Recreating a Resting Place Fit for a General

Saratoga National Historical Park, Visitor Center, 648 Route 32, Stillwater | 6 p.m. Recent significant changes to the furnishings of the Neilson House were made to better reflect its appearance in the fall of 1777. It was determined that a folding camp bed was the perfect choice to represent the presence of General Benedict Arnold in his divisional headquarters. Support was offered by donors and the Friends of Saratoga Battlefield, and the process of finding craftspeople who could replicate the techniques and skill of their 18th century counterparts in recreating such a bed began. Join us to discover from the people involved how this project progressed from the archives to the workshop to the Neilson House! Space is limited, so email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot.

Astronomy Club 

Galway Public Library, 2112 East Street, Galway | 6:30 There will be a presentation on viewing summer constellations.  This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, and is open to adults and teens (middle school and older).  Registration is requested, but not required, by calling 518-882-6385.

Thursday, May 16

The Two-Fold Invasion: Never to Be the Same

Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | 6 p.m. A special talk by local citizen Geza Ginzery about his family’s experiences in Hungary before, during, and after World War II.  This program is being presented in conjunction with our monthlong exhibit of Memories From Survivors: One Family’s Holocaust Legacy.  The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Southern Adirondack Library System and The Memory Project Productions, Inc.  Please register to attend at 518-882-6385.

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