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June 8th – June 14th, 2018

Friday, June 8

Salamander Sky 
Northshire Bookstore, 
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
10:30 a.m.
Story time and nature activity with Katy Farber. The author will share her delightful new picture book, and educators from Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park will present a fun related nature activity. Every spring in the eastern region of the United States, warmer nights with steady rain bring the migration of thousands of spotted salamanders to ponds and pools, often across busy roads. “Salamander Sky” features a mother and daughter who go out on a rainy night to help the salamanders cross the road safely. For more events visit


Saturday, June 9

Rummage and Refreshment Sale 
Unitarian Universalist Church,
624 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Large selection - Bikes, tools, toys, furniture, housewares and much more. Cookies, popsicles and lemonade for sale.

Spring Book Sale 
Ballston Spa Public Library, 
21 Milton Avenue,  Ballston Spa
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Don’t miss out on a great  assortment of books, movies, music and more. The popular “buck-a-bag” sale will be held from 3 – 4 p.m. If you are  “Friends of the Ballston Spa Public Library” don’t forget to stop down for your free item. For more information call 518-885-5022. Visit 

Sneak Peek: Museum Adventure Days 
Children’s Museum, 
69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
11: 30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“Exploration Story Book” Free with Admission. The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is giving an exclusive look at our new summer camp program. Let your little one’s imagination soar as they navigate their way through a story book adventure that will take them out of this world. For other events at the museum visit 

Cactus Pass Jamboree 
Malta Community Center, 
1 Bayberry Drive, Malta 
2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.
Malta’s Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe presents a western musical comedy “Cactus Pass Jamboree.” Performance on Sunday, June 10 at 2 – 4 p.m. as well.  Tickets are $10 advanced and $15 at the door.  Purchase advanced tickets (before midnight June 8) at or stopping at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive, Malta.  There are still a few free kid’s tickets available with a paid adult, courtesy of a Stewart’s Holiday Match grant! For more details, call 518-899-4411.

Ulysses S. Grant: A New Vision for the American Leadership 
1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton
3 p.m. 
Best-selling author Ronald C. White will offer three episodes from Grant’s life – Civil War, presidency, and the writing of his memoirs in his final illness – that we might understand why in his time Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of great American leaders. A book signing will be held at the conclusion of the program. This event is made possible by a David H. Porter Memorial Grant from the Adirondack Trust Community Fund.


Sunday, June 10

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.

6th Annual Beekman Street Art Fair 
Beekman Street, Saratoga Springs
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Free family friendly event featuring 50 artists and all-day entertainment. Fifty juried artists will set up individual tents displaying fine art including painting, photography and lithographs and fine craft including pottery, jewelry, woodworking, and textiles.  There will be music, food, street performers, a community art project, open mic for young performers and more.  For more information on the 6th Annual Beekman Street Art Fair, please visit

Blues for the Karner Blues 
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
80 Scout Road, Gansevoort
2 – 4 p.m. 
“The Resonators” Blues Band will perform. Rain or shine, no charge. “Digging the Blues, stinging like a bee”…Hope y’all be there.


Monday, June 11

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Milton Community Center, 
310 Northline Road, Ballston Spa
1 – 6 p.m.
Pint for a pint blood drive. Please donate blood and receive a coupon for a pint of Stewart’s ice cream. Visit to schedule an appointment.


Tuesday, June 12

Stitch and Yarn
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Susman Room
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Whether you crochet, knit, embroider, cross stitch, rug hook, or hand sew, you are welcome to join this monthly group to relax, chat, and work on your craft. All skill levels are welcome and tips and tricks may be exchanged, though conversation rather than instruction is to be our main focus. No registration required. For more events visit


Wednesday, June 13

Volkswalk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship 
Start point: Shenentaha Park, 
376 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa
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

Roast Pork and Liver/Onions Dinner 
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 
1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Soup Dijour, tossed salad, roast pork loin, liver and onions, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, vegetables, dessert, rolls and butter, coffee, 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 for all take-outs. Cash bar available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.

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 shared. Amateur and professional musicians welcome. Check out our web page,


Thursday, June 14

Flag Disposal Ceremony 
Saratoga National Cemetary,
Duell Road, Schuylerville
9 a.m.
The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association will conduct a flag disposal ceremony at the main flag pole. The U.S. Flag Code suggests that when a flag has served its useful purpose, “it should be destroyed, preferably by burning.” For individual citizens, this should be done discreetly so the act of destruction is not perceived as a protest or desecration. Individuals, businesses, government offices and organizations seeking proper disposal of their worn flags are invited to drop them off in the administration office at the cemetery. All are invited to attend this ceremony. You do not have to be a veteran to attend.

The Effect of Climate Change on our Flowering Plants 
American Legion Hall, 
23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa
6 p.m.
The Ballston Spa House and Garden Club is sponsoring a talk, slide show and discussion by Gordon Peters. The talk is open to the public. Mr. Peters is a Master Gardener of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and is a member of the Saratoga County Climate Change Work Group which works with Cornell University in studying this issue as it relates to our area.  Come learn how to use our gardens proactively to combat global warming, making our gardens more resilient, and how we as gardeners can minimize our carbon footprint. Refreshments will be provided.  The Ballston Spa House and Garden Club is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State and welcomes new members.  Please contact 518-885-6416 for additional information.

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