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April 6th – April 12th, 2018

Friday, April 6

Growing Up Green 
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga,
69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – Noon
Join us as we prepare our community garden for the season. This program will introduce the art and science of gardening to your child, as well as increases their awareness of botany, outdoor recreation and nutrition. Free with museum admission. For more information about the museum and other events, visit cmssny.org. 

Bilingual Story Time and Art Activity 
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m.
Author Camila Hurst of  The Little Bird in a Cage, will share her charming new picture book in both English and Portuguese and lead a fun art activity inspired by the book. No prior foreign language experience is required. Free admission. For more events, visit www.northshire.com. 

 

Saturday, April 7

Defensive Driving Class
First Baptist Church, 
45 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
New York State approved. Save 10 percent on your base auto insurance for the next three years and receive up to 4 points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee $35.00. Bring a friend and fee is $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788. 

Getting Your Lawn Off to a Healthy Start
Cornell Cooperative Extension,
50 W. High Street, Ballston Spa
9 – 10:30 a.m.
This class will cover winterkill, spring treatments, fertilization, and turf problems.  The second class will start at 11 a.m.  This 90-minute session is titled, “Getting the Dirt on Soils” covering compost, soil testing, soil texture, mulch and bed preparation. Pre-registration is encouraged. Cost is $15. Also, on April 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. there will be a class, “Coming Soon to a Garden Near You” which looks at ticks, aphids, spiders and other creepy crawlies and who has been living with you? This class covers identification and prevention methods for moles, voles, termites, ants and more. Cost is $20 for both days. Walk-ins are welcome, cost at the door is $18 per day. To register please call 518-885-8995 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you or someone you know would like more information about gardening in general, please contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office.

Tang Family Saturday: Let’s Spin 
Tang Teaching Museum, 
815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs
2 p.m.
After spending time in Rose Ocean: Living with Duchamp, we will make experimental art using Spirographs to create countless amazing designs inspired by Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray’s Rotary Demisphere. Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2 – 3:30 p.m. and include a tour of a specific exhibition. All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided. Reservations are required—for additional information and reservations, call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.

A Night to Shine: 2018 APT Movie Awards 
Glens Falls High School Auditorium
2 p.m.
Adirondack Productions and Theater, Inc.’s (APT) annual show will feature songs and related vignettes from well-known movies, including Beauty and the Beast, Footloose, Lion King and many more. APT is a local theater program which provides an opportunity for self-expression and personal growth through performing and visual arts for adults 18 and over, including those with disabilities. Suggested donation: $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information contact PJ or Autumn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

Sunday, April 8

Monthly Breakfast 
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
Route 32 South of the Village of Victory
8 – 11 a.m.
Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, jot chocolate. Cost: Adult $8, Child $4. Everyone welcome.

 

Monday, April 9

Pre-K Nature Hour 
Camp Saratoga, 
Scout Road, Parking Lot 1, Gansevoort
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This monthly program is for our youngest explorers, ages 3-6 years old, where we use children’s love of nature to teach simple concepts. Adults are expected to attend. This is an outdoor program so please come dressed for the weather. We will go on a short walk, do a simple nature craft, and have a healthy snack. Pre-registration is required 518-450-0321. 

Saratoga Retired Teachers Meeting
Longfellows Restaurant, 
500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs
Noon
Prospective members, please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reservations.

 

Tuesday, April 10

Woodcarvers Group
Milton Community Center, 
310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa
9 – 11:30 a.m.
We are looking for anyone interested in joining us, from beginners to experienced woodcarvers. We meet every Tuesday. There is no charge and we have no teacher, but everyone is willing to help you. We carve everything from small boats, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Scheuerman on Tuesdays at the Community Center, 9 – 11:30 a.m. 518-885-6740. Check out our web page: www.ballstonareaseniors.com. 

 

Wednesday, April 11

New Parent Meetup 
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m.
Parents and babies from birth to one year are invited to stop by for conversation and to spend time with other new parents. The conversation will be facilitated by Rebecca Rovner, birth and postpartum doula. For more events visit www.northshire.com. 

Community Forum on Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic
Saratoga Springs Middle School Auditorium,
515 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs
6 p.m.
This program is part of the Saratoga Partnership for Prevention, a community-based substance use prevention organization in the Saratoga Springs School District. The forum will include presentations from addiction specialists, among others, and will also include a table discussion with members from local prevention organizations.

Malta BPA 2018 Annual Dinner
Panza’s Restaurant, 
510 Route 9P, Saratoga Springs
6 – 9 p.m.
Learn more about the MBPA, meet and chat with local business owners and spend an evening learning how the latest tax law changes may affect your business in 2018.  Keith Hall, President of the National Association for the Self Employed, will lead a discussion on how the recent changes to the tax law can benefit you and your company. Cost for pre-registered members and their guests is $45 and for not-yet-members and all walk-ins, $55. Cocktail hour 6 -7 p.m.; dinner 7 – 8 p.m.; program begins at 8 p.m. To register, visit www.MaltaBPA.org or email Pam Grandin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Ballston Area Seniors Pickin’ Sessions
Milton Community Center, 
310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Free to the public, ample free parking and please bring a snack to be share. Amateur and professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group. Check out our web page at www.ballstonareaseniors.com.

 

Thursday, April 12

Science Explorers 
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga,
69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m.
Join us for this popular weekly program where we discover the different ways in which science is all around us. This program is best suited for children ages three and up. 

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