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May 11th – May 17th, 2018

Friday, May 11

Let’s Grow Green
The Children’s Museum, 
69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs

This program is best suited for children ages two and up. 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, increase their awareness of botany, outdoor recreation and nutrition. For more information, visit 

Garden Party 
Sunnyside Gardens, 
345 Church Street, Saratoga Springs
5:30 – 8 p.m. 

The free event includes a presentation by Ned Chapman of Sunnyside Gardens on “Tantalizing Tropicals and Sensational Succulents,” music by Phil Drum, new garden trends, raffles and complimentary wine and snacks. Sunnyside Gardens will donate 10 percent of the evening’s sales to support programs that benefit women and girls through Soroptimist International of Saratoga County. The event is a precursor to the 24th annual Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour set for Sunday, July 8. Learn more at


Saturday, May 12

Annual Plant Sale
Fort Hardy Park, 
Route 29, Schuylerville
9 a.m. 
The Schuylerville Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale. Perennials, houseplants, gardening gloves and garden related items will be available. For more information, visit 

Car Wash and Bottle Drive
Stillwater American Legion Post 490,
1 American Legion Road, Stillwater
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Stillwater Boy Scout Troop 4035 will be having a car wash and bottle drive. Please come and help the Scouts get to Gettysburg this summer. 

Free Lunch 
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church,
729 Malta Avenue Extension, Malta Ridge
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served at no charge. All are welcome. For more information call the church at 518-581-0210.

Motherless Daughters Book Discussion
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs
Noon – 1 p.m. 
Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Women’s Book Club. We will be discussing Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman. For women who have lost their mothers, this book opens a conversation about how deeply this affects one’s life. There will be time for conversation, sharing and refreshments. Please feel free to bring a photo or memento of your mom to share.

Roast Pork Dinner 
Trinity United Methodist Church,
155 Ballard Road, Wilton 
3:30 – 6 p.m.
Roast pork dinner with all the fixings.  Suggested $9 donation.  The church is handicap accessible and take outs will be available. 

Before They Were Our Mothers 
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
6:30 p.m.
Move beyond flowers and candy on Mother’s Day weekend to honor women at this reading from the new anthology, Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting. The editor and five local authors will read real-life stories about their foremothers, dating from 1907-1940. You’ll be inspired to unearth your own mother’s stories and to share your own. Program will open with a musical tribute to mothers. Refreshments  will be served.

Ballston Area Senior Monthly Dance
Milton Community Center
310 Northline Road, 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. Peaceful Country Band will be providing the music. Come and enjoy the fun and dance the night away. There is a $5 entrance fee for non-members. Check out our web page, 


Sunday, May 13

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, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $8, Child $4. Everyone welcome.


Monday, May 14

Stitch and Yarn
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
Susman Room
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Whether you crochet, knit, embroider, cross stitch, rug hook, or hand sew you are welcome to this monthly group to relax, chat, and work on your craft. Stitches of all skill levels are welcome. No registration required.


Tuesday, May 15

Havurah Vitik
Congregation Shaara Tfille, 
84 Weible Avenue, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

For our 14th Anniversary event we will continue to celebrate “To Life” with Richard Feldman. After a year’s absence, our favorite maestro of musical moments returns, presenting the 8th in his series of musical theater and film selections. This year’s theme: Falling in Love. You’ll smile with stars such as Shirley Jones, Gene Kelly, Jack Lemmon, as they sing of the “Happy Face” and “High Hopes” of love. A special, celebratory catered lunch follows the program. For more information or to RSVP call 518-584-8730, ext. 4. Keep Havurah Vatik alive and well — bring along a friend to enjoy this program. Earn a special keepsake magnet as a reward for contributing to the growth and strength of Havurah Vatik. 

Lunchtime Concert Series
Saratoga Senior Center, 
5 Williams Street, Saratoga Springs
12:30 p.m. 

The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra is a ten-piece band that celebrates the beginnings of jazz performing arrangements of tunes from the 1920s to the 1940s. The concert is free and open to the public largely by a grant from Saratoga Arts. The concerts run through October and are scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month. People may bring their own food, or they can buy food from Esperanto on-site. For more information, call 518-584-1621, ext. 202. 

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
Dutcher Community Room 
6 – 7:30 p.m.
This is a free workshop for homeowners to encourage participation in the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. This program provides a free or reduced-cost home energy assessment and report, incentives and low interest rate financing for owners of one to four family homes. Homeowners can improve the energy efficiency of their homes, thereby reducing their energy consumption and saving money on utility bills. The home energy assessment is free for most New York homeowners and there is no obligation to install the recommended home energy improvements. Visit our website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

24th Annual May Day Crowning of Mary 
St. Mary’s Church, 
167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa
6 p.m.
A cordial invitation is extended to all parishioners, members of other churches, prayer groups and parents and their children who recently received their First Holy Communion. They are encouraged to wear their communion outfits. Please plan on attending the special evening dedicated to the Mother of God, praying for our families, nation, government officials and world peace. We are living in very dangerous times. The world is in crisis. For more information call Jose Uhlinger, 518-885-9620.


Wednesday, May 16

Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler
Adirondack Folk School, 
51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne
6:30 p.m.
Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing and see an amazing demonstration by expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied). Next open forge night is June 20. For more information, visit 


Thursday, May 17

Fermentation 101: Fermented Food & Drink
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
H. Dutcher Community Room
Noon – 1 p.m.
What is Fermentation? How do you ferment foods? What are the benefits of eating fermented foods? What exactly are probiotics, anyway? These are some of the questions we’ll be exploring in this introductory class about all things fermentation. Feel free to bring any questions or fermented foods that you have from home to discuss. We’ll also do a tasting of kombucha from Yesfolk Tonics. No registration required. For more information, visit


Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, May 16

Old Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Town Hall,
Spring Street, Schuylerville
It will be a sandwich luncheon with an ice cream social for dessert.  Money will be collected for trips and birthday luncheon.  Election of officers and a vote for Senior of the Year will be held.  Please try to attend. Call Pat at 518-338-2329.

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