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May 4th – May 10th, 2018

Friday, May 4

The Academy for Lifelong Learning Storytelling Program
The Summit,
1 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Kindness of Strangers: Storyteller Kate Dudding shares stories that just may restore your faith in human goodness. Free and open to the public with a reservation. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Seating is limited. 518-587-2100, ext. 2415. 

Roast Pork Dinner
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church,
768 Charlton Road, Charlton
4 – 6:30 p.m.
Menu includes: roast pork, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, applesauce, rolls and assorted pies. Price is $11 for adults, $5 for ages 5 – 10, under age 5 is free. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Homeless Vets of Saratoga County. 


Saturday, May 5

Billy Smith Horsemanship Clinic
Long Shadows Farm, 
84 Dr. Brown Lane, Cambridge
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Billy’s in depth understanding of horses and horsemanship along with a common sense approach to teaching builds the foundation, understanding and confidence to be successful in any discipline. Every horse and owner gets individual time with Billy. $150 for the day. Limited to 8 horses each day. Lunch included. Call 518-858-1595 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Auditors welcome, $25 for the day. Bring a chair. Juniors audit for free. Long Shadows Horse Rescue and Sanctuary is a public charity. 

Book Fair to Benefit the Academy for Lifelong Learning 
Barnes and Nobel, Wilton Square,
3029 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds from your purchases going to A.L.L.  Stop by the Academy tables for a voucher to give to the cashier when checking out.  Grab a free raffle ticket for a $25 gift card. You may also make your purchases online at from May 5-10.  Please use book fair ID# 12313573 for all online purchases. For more Academy information, go to   

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship 
Start point:  Saratoga National Historical Park,
648 Route 32, Stillwater
9:30 – 9:55 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 ½ hour prior to the walk and the cost is $2. More information is available at

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 four points off your driving record according to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle guidelines. Fee is $35. Bring a friend and fee is $30 each. A portion of the fee goes to First Baptist Church. Registration is required and can be made by calling Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.

A Day of Circus Fun 
Children’s Museum of Saratoga,
69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
11a.m. – 2 p.m.
Members of the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs’ Circus Arts Club will lead children in a fun and interactive introduction to basic circus skills to help get us in the spirit for Circus Smirkus coming to town July 9 and 10. For other events at the Childen’s Museum, visit 

Repair Café’ Information Session
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
Susman Room
1 – 2 p.m.
Sustainable Saratoga and the Saratoga Springs Public Library are starting a Repair Café - a free community event with the goal of repairing broken objects to extend their life, keeping things out of landfills. We are seeking volunteers who are handy at fixing things (electrical appliances, lamps, textiles, toys, instruments) to help extend the life of broken objects. Visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Sunday, May 6

Breakfast Buffet 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Route 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 biscuits, 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.

150th Anniversary Spring Concert 
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 
4 Grove Street, Schuylerville
4 p.m. 
Local violinist Tania Susi, along with her daughters, Sonia and Eden on violin and Juliette on cello, will be offering beautiful string ensemble music. Also featured will be baritone John Alecci and oragnist Douglas Bischoff. Music will include songs of Stephen Foster and popular hymns during the time of the church’s founding in 1868. All are welcome. Donations for the music ministry program at St. Stephen’s will be gratefully appreciated.


Monday, May 7

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) 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. 


Tuesday, May 8 

Garden Readiness Luncheon
Longfellows Restaurant, 
500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs
Noon – 2 p.m.
All women are invited to attend. Cost is $15 inclusive. Our Special Feature is Tony Eastwood, Master Gardener. Our Speaker, Pat Wood from Vernon Center NY says Jesus Set Me Free of Unforgiveness. Reservations are required by May 5. Pease call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women’s Club.


Wednesday, May 9

Guided Mindful Meditation
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
Glasby Room
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Take a break from the daily grind and clear your mind with guided Mindful Meditation led by professionals from One Roof Holistic Health Center. Sessions are free and open to the public.

BBQ Picnic Dinner 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
BBQ chicken, pulled pork, macaroni Salad, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. 
Donation Requested:  $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12.  Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

Saratoga Builders Association Spring Mixer
Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, 
301 Church Street, Saratoga Springs
6 – 8 p.m.
Membership social and reception to celebrate our builders and sponsors for the Saratoga Showcase of Homes. Join us for a special evening of cocktails and food, plus learn about this year’s upcoming event. We will be honoring three SBA Board Members for their 25 years of service and dedication: Sonny Bonacio, Mark Johnson and John Witt. All 2017 and 2018 Showcase builders and sponsors receive two complimentary reservations for this mixer. RSVP by May 7 to Pam Stott, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cost is $40 per person. 

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 / professional musicians are invited to play solo, background or join up with a group. We are having a fun season with extemporaneous, off-the-cuff music by local talented musicians. Check out our web page, 

Story Telling Open Mic
Caffe’ Lena,
47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.
Johanna Martin uses humor and honesty to illuminate meaning in her own life, while at the same time uncovering deeper truths which unite us all. In storytelling she combines her love of writing with her love of public speaking in magical ways. Admission is $5. For more visit, 


Thursday, May 10

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
H. Dutcher Community Room
Noon – 1 p.m.
“The Jewish Experience:  Post World War II,” facilitated by Susan Edwards. In the early 1960’s, Sophie Goldstein initiated the recording of over 50 oral histories documenting the experiences of Jewish families in Saratoga Springs. The generation of children and grandchildren produced by these families grew up in the 50’s and 60’s post World War II in a very different Saratoga. The panelists are: Stuart Mintzer (Mac Finn Drug Co.), Alan Polascek (Polascek Farms), and Sidney Gordon (Saratoga Music and Vending Machine Co.) For more, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 518-587-3241.

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