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July 13th – July 19th, 2018

Friday, July 13

Pop-Up Art Openings on Beekman
The Arts District on Beekman,
West Circular and Grand Ave.
5 - 7 p.m.
Featuring over 9+ different art openings. Several businesses, along with the art galleries, will be hosting a visiting artist for the evening.  Textile Studio at 143 Grand Ave. at Beekman will be hosting Kathy Klompas and Jeri Favreau, fiber accessory artists. Faces on Beekman will be hosting Cat Seyler, a mixed media painter.  The Fredrick Allen Lodge will have live jazz.  The neighborhood restaurants will feature live music, food and drink specials for the evening.  This is a family-friendly, street-wide event that happens every second Friday of the month from May through October. Come out and support your local art district. For more information contact Amejo Amyot, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Legally Blonde Jr. The Musical 
Maple Ave. Middle School, 
515 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.
Presented by the Saratoga Children’s Theatre Juniors. General Admission: $10, Senior/Student: $5, 10 and under: free. For more information, visit 


Saturday, July 14

Sunflower Saturdays
Pitney Meadows,
223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
9:30 a.m.
Pitney Meadows Community Gardens will host an old-fashioned story time for children, followed by a hands-on, garden-related activity. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with Faye Mihuta reading picture books on garden topics. Jess Clauser will then lead a garden activity at 10 a.m. Free admission.

Summer Tours
Yaddo Gardens,
312 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
11 a.m.
Garden Tours include sharing the history of the Trask family, the mansion and history of the Yaddo Gardens.  Docent-led Summer Drop-in Tours will be each Saturday and Sunday until September 2. Meet at the entrance to the garden, $10 per person, tours last about one hour. For more information, contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or  visit the website at

There’s Music in the Air
Saratoga Town Hall, 
12 Spring St., Schuylerville
1 - 5 p.m.
The Schuylerville Garden Club will present its annual National Garden Club Standard Flower Show. Also, on Sunday, July 15 from noon- 4 p.m. Floral Design, horticulture and photography divisions. All divisions reflect the “music” theme. The show will also include plant, glove and bake sales, prizes from a benefit table and youth and special exhibits. A presentation of “Stunning Succulents” will be given at 2:30 p.m. by Denise Maurer, Rensselaer County Master Gardener and Interior Designer. She will show the audience how to incorporate succulents into homes and landscapes. Admission and refreshments are free. The public is invited to attend and participate in the show. For more information, visit

Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance
Milton Community Center, 
310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa
7 - 10 p.m.
The dance is open to the public and ample free parking. Members are asked to bring a snack to be shared. The Countrymen Band will be providing the music. Come and enjoy the fun and dance the night away. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-member. Check out our web page,   


Sunday, July 15

Breakfast Buffet
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
8:30 – 11 a.m.
Now featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham,  corned beef hash, sausage gravy and buiscuits, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, juice, coffee and tea. 
Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (active/retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5-12 $8, Under 5 free, Take-outs $10. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Show-and-Tell a Good Story 
Grant Cottage,
1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton
1 p.m.
Grant Cottage tour guide Steve Trimm will share stories related to his collection of Civil War and U.S. Grant memorabilia. Steve is downsizing his collection and will be giving away some items via a free raffle.  The suggested donation for this program is $5 per person. 

Free Etsy Workshop
Mechanicville District Public Library,
190 N. Main St. Mechanicville
5:30 p.m.
Do you have an Etsy site that isn’t getting much traffic? Are you an artist, artisan, or craftsperson who would like to find a wider audience for your work? Learn from Lea LaFera, the owner and operator of Ulster Soaps during the Mechanicville Library’s Libraries Mean Business: Etsy Suc-cess workshop. For more information call 518-664-4646 or visit 

NYC Ballet Musicians and Friends                                                                     
Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts, 
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.

Handel Sonata, Villa-Lobos Brasilieras No. 5, World Premiere of “with each passing moon” (2018) by Jill Jaffe and Schumann Piano Quintet. Performers include:  Christopher Oldfather: pianist; Joel Pichon: violin; Eugene Moye: cello, Jill Jaffe: viola and Luellen Abdoo: violin. A dessert reception is planned to  follow Sunday’s performance.


Monday, July 16

Adventure Series
Malta Community Center, 
1 Bayberry Dr., Malta 
10 – 10:45 a.m.
The Town of Malta Department of Parks, Recreation and Human Services announces: Preschool Summer Excitement Series for ages 2.5 - 5 years old. The Hungry Caterpillar: This fun class is centered around the childhood favorite book, “The Hungry Caterpillar.” Join the fun with a variety of music and movement activities including story time and a craft project.  Contact the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411 or visit for more information. 


Tuesday, July 17

Lunchtime Concert: Girl Blue 
Ben and Jerry’s
34 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
12:30 p.m.
Girl Blue is the pseudonym of singer and songwriter Arielle O’Keefe. Her first single “Fire Under Water” placed 7th on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, with over 1 million hits the first month. Her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” was also featured on New Music Friday and sat at Number 2 on the US Viral Charts. Rain location: Saratoga Senior Center.

Brooks BBQ Fundraiser
The Saratoga Senior Center, 
5 Williams St., Saratoga Springs
4 - 6:30 p.m.
Brooks BBQ delicious staples will be on sale to support the Saratoga Senior Center and the Saratoga Children’s Theatre. 
Menu consists of: Chicken Dinner for $12 and Rib Dinner for $14.  Dinners come with baked potato, coleslaw, and a roll and butter.  Bulk orders are available for orders of 20 or more.  Valet service will also be available.  Call the Center to buy your tickets now at 518-584-1621.

L. M. Elliott - Hamilton and Peggy: A Revolutionary Friendship 
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.
The New York Times bestselling author will share her delightful young adult novel — a great event for Hamilton fans of all ages. Drawing from historical journals and letters, this is a richly detailed tale about the extraordinary area native Peggy Schuyler and her revolutionary friendship with Alexander Hamilton. For more events visit 


Wednesday, July 18

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship 
Start point:  40 McMaster Street, Ballston Spa, 
Registration 8:30 – 8:55 a.m.
A guided walk begins at 9 a.m. A volkswalk is a recreationally-paced, pre-mapped walk in a culturally or historically interesting area. They are planned with safety in mind and are great opportunities for exercise and sociability. Registration for each event starts one half hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. Further information is available at


Thursday, July 19

NYC Ballet Musicians and Friends 
Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts,
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Noon - 1 p.m.
Stravinsky Duo for Violin and Piano; Mozart String Trio in E Flat; Percy Grainger’s Molly on the Shore for String Quartet and Brahms G Minor Piano Quartet. 
Performers:NYC Ballet Orchestra Concertmaster, Kurt Nikkanen; Pianist Elaine Chelton; Luellen ABdoo, Violin; Katerzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola and Peter Sanders, cello. 

Summer Concerts in the Park
Wiswall Park, 
39 Front St., Ballston Spa
6 – 8 p.m.
This is a great family-friendly event. Bring your blanket and chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village. This week’s feature concert is Girl Blue. 

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