Thursday, 26 April 2018 18:39

April 27th – May 3rd, 2018

Friday, April 27

NABA Presentation: Aging Successfully with Aging Vision
Saratoga Senior Center,
5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs
1 p.m.
An engaging presentation to discuss the leading causes of vision loss in adults, warning signs, eye care, adaptive aids, and more. A “Low Vision Shop” will also be available, offering a variety of basic low vision aids. Clive the NABA Guide Dog Ambassador will be joining to offer a side of puppy love with the presentation. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-584-1621, ext. 202.

Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser 
Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge, 
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs 
6 – 10 p.m.
No more “April showers,” when we celebrate our Spring Fling for Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser. Put on your dancin’ shoes and “tiptoe through the tulips,” with Betsy and the ByeGons. Cost for the evening is $20 and includes an Italian meal. Tickets payable at the door.  For tables of eight or more call Judy 518-587-5568. A cash bar, raffle baskets, along with selfies by our classic car will add to your enjoyment. We guarantee that you won’t want to miss this event and support our worthy cause.

Kids Fun Night 
Maple Avenue Middle School,
Route 9, Saratoga Springs 
7 – 9 p.m.
Students in grades K-5 are invited to Kids Fun Night, featuring open gym, crafts, games, and activities. This fundraiser is hosted by the Saratoga Springs High School Boys’ Cross-Country and Track and Field teams. Coaches, athletes, and athletes’ parents supervise all activities. $10 per child; snacks/drinks available for purchase. More information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Saturday, April 28

Benefit Breakfast for George Argay 
American Legion Unit 234, 
23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa
8 - 11 a.m. 
There will be a 50/50 raffle, basket, and gift cards. George is a Vietnam Veteran and active member of both the Ballston Spa VFW358 and American Legion 234. George has transformed diffuse large B cell lymphoma. George and his wife Liza will be going to Boston on May 13. He will get a transplant there on the May 24. Currently he is undergoing chemotherapy to prepare for the transplant. All proceeds will help George with expenses. This type of lymphoma is a direct correlation of Agent Orange and Vietnam. Proof that freedom truly isn't free. Thank you for your service George. 

Annual Milton Grange Garage Sale
644 Rock City Road, Ballston Spa
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Members of the community are encouraged to donate kitchenware, dishes, jewelry, small pieces of furniture, antiques, tools, and other household items in good condition for the sale (no electronics or clothing). Proceeds from the sale are used to support programs in the community including the ECHO Food Pantry and vegetable plants for Head Start students. Please contact Sam at 518-885-6606 to make donation arrangements.

Eighth Annual Tree Toga Event 
High Rock Park,
112 High Rock Avenue, Saratoga Springs
9:30 a.m.
Through the generous commitment of volunteers, 25 young trees will be rooted throughout the City of Saratoga Springs. Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project will kick off at High Rock Park with registration, training, site assignments, and camaraderie, before dispersing to planting sites at 10 a.m. Home owners can volunteer to be tree hosts, agreeing to water and nurture the street tree during the first two vulnerable years. Volunteers will meet for lunch at Harvey’s Restaurant, 14 Phila St., who will donate 10 percent of all proceeds. If you are interested in volunteering you can learn more and sign up at www.sustainablesaratoga.org/treetoga8. Questions about donating to the tree fund can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Veterans Memorial Park Renovation Fundraiser 
Schuylerville American Legion, Old Saratoga Post 278,
6 Clancy Street, Schuylerville
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
20+ vendors, basket raffles, 50/50 (drawn at 4 p.m.). At night there will be live entertainment: Nostalgia, $5 cover, 7 – 10 p.m. If we can pack the parking lot by 7 p.m. we will be giving away $100. 

DEA Medication Take Back
Various locations
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
We are asking all residents to dispose any unused, expired, or unwanted medication as part of the Reduce the Meds - Reduce the Risk initiative. Needles or radiological equipment will not be accepted. For a location near you, visit www.deatakeback.com. For more information contact James Norton at 607-205-4617 or Donna Nichols at 518-792-6007, ext. 10. 

 

Sunday, April 29

Breakfast Buffet 
Sons’ of ITAM Post #35, 
247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs
8 – 11:30 a.m.
Fried eggs, scrambled eggs, omelets, toast, pancakes, French toast, home fries, breakfast sausage, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, juice, pastries, fruit cocktail. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, children under 5 are free, $10 for carry out. Last breakfast until September.

Pancake Breakfast 
Malta Ridge Firehouse, 
Route 9, Malta
8 – 11:30 a.m.
The Malta Sunrise Rotary Club will be partnering with the Malta Ridge Fire Department Auxiliary to put on the breakfast. Proceeds will be split between the Rotary Club and the Fire Department auxiliary. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door or through a Malta Rotarian or Malta Ridge Auxiliary member. Special thanks to Stewart’s Shops for their generous donations. 

Making Connections Autism Program 
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga,
69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. – Noon
Free for children on the autism spectrum and their families. This once a month program is offered by the museum as an early intervention program for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Join us for free morning of fun and play, siblings welcome. Meet other families in the area and meet specialists from AIM Services. 

Out of the Darkness 
Case Center Green, Skidmore College,
815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
1:30 p.m.
A community walk for suicide prevention and awareness to raise funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its Capital Region of New York Chapter to invest in support, education and advocacy programs, while working toward its bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. Congressman Paul D. Tonko will speak during the opening ceremony. Registration is free, the walk is open to the public. Donations will be accepted until June 30.

 

Monday, April 30

Alzheimer’s “The Basics” 
Saratoga Senior Center
5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs, 1 – 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Free and open to the public. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options, and much more. For more information, call 518-584-1621, ext. 202.

 

Tuesday, May 1 

Wellness Expo 
Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga,
5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Free and open to the public. Meet with a variety of health-care specialists, take part in a variety of interactive activities, enter to win raffles and freebies, and more. Call for more information 518-584-1621.

Horseshoe Tournament
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
Route 32, South of the Village of Victory
6 p.m.
The kitchen will be open. You do not have to be a member of the club to be in the tournament. For information call: 518-695-3917.

 

Wednesday, May 2

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship
Start point: Taft Furniture and Sleep Center,
121 Ballston Avenue, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m.      
Register 30 minutes before start. A volkswalk is a leisurely walk (10k or 6.2 miles. A three-mile route is also offered) through a scenic and/ or historic area over a pre-marked trail. Information is available at www.ava.org or www.walkescv.org.

Poetry Readings 
Caffe’ Lena,
47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
Sign-ups 7 p.m.
Readings will start at 7:30 p.m. Poetry by Dawn Marar. An open reading will follow. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. For more information call 518-583-0022 or visit www.caffelena.org. 

 

Thursday, May 3

Fix Your Finances
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
Susman Room
3 – 4:30 p.m.
This course will introduce you to some time-tested tools for making your money go farther and fit your priorities. Instructor Margaret Pearson, former history professor, adopted thrift as an alternative lifestyle over twenty years ago. 

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