Friday, June 15
Bagels and Barks
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
H. Dutcher Community Room
10:30 – Noon
Meet and greet with several TDI (Therapy Dogs International) certified therapy dogs and owners. Socialize while taking part in some activities while you learn about the TDI certification process. There will be opportunities to walk in the park with our furry friends, or you’re welcome to just relax and destress with the dogs. For more events at the library visit, www.sspl.org.
The Gift of Life
Church of the Immaculate Conception,
400 Saratoga Road, Glenville
The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society, offers three dramatic musical presentations that explore “The Gift of Life.” The musical text, which spans a spectrum of moods, will be enriched by projected artwork from local artists. The main choral work will be John Rutter’s “The Gift of Life,” a celebration of life and the living Earth. Also offered is a one-act chamber opera that spins a tale of death and rebirth with guest soloists from Auriel Camerata, and an Olde English tale of infidelity and revenge scored for an all-male chorus. Tickets can be purchased at bhos.us or at the door the day of the performance. Call 518-416-4060 for more information.
Saturday, June 16
Bass Fishing Tournament
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club,
Rt. 32 South of the Village of Victory
The event will be held at Fish Creek from 9P bridge to last barrier before Hudson River. $15 entry fee per person, 100 percent payback: 1st-40 percent, 2nd -20 percent, 3rd -10 percent, Lunker -30 percent, prizes will be determined based on number of entries. Fish must be weighed in at the Gun Club no later than 2 p.m. A fish fry will be held at the club after weigh-in. For more information call Art at 518-695-9407. Pay entry fee at the club. Everyone is welcome.
Fly-In All You Can Eat Breakfast
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum,
250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy an assortment of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, juice, coffee, tea and more. At 10 a.m., Dr. Daniel Way will talk about his WWII book: “We Were There” and the role of the B-29 in winning the War in the Pacific Theater. He will also share some of his father’s memorabilia from his role as a mapmaker for the 20th Air Force in Guam. Dr. Way will be selling and signing his books after the lecture. Fly-In if you would like. Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to ESAM.
9th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day
885 Route 67, Ballston Spa
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hosted by Curtis Lumber across their Ballston Spa, East Greenbush and Hoosick retail store locations. Hundreds of animals from over 80 local animal shelters and rescue groups will be available for adoption including cats, dogs, rabbits and birds. Many adoption fees will be lowered for the day. Plus, meet with local veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters, and trainers offering valuable discounts off their services. Other events at the Ballston Spa location include a low-cost micro-chipping clinic courtesy of the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society, raffles, food trucks, free face-painting, balloon twisting, pet caricatures, Steve Caporizzo and the WTEN Pet Connection and more. Bring your family and your pets and enjoy a great day of pet adoptions, fur and fun. For complete details visit www.clpetapalooza.com or www.facebook.com/clpetapalooza
10th Annual Dragon the Dads Family 5K and Kids Run
Saratoga State Park,
Warming Hut, Saratoga Springs
Greenfield Elementary will hold its 10th annual “Dragon the Dads” family 5K, Kids Mile, and “Dragon Dash.” The 5k run will feature Gennaro’s Pizza gift cards for the top male/female finishers, Stewart’s gift cards as prizes for the top male/female in each age category. Additionally, local business gift cards, including Augies Restaurant, Cantina Restaurant, Brookhaven Golf Course, Haven Tee Room Restaurant, PJs Bar-B-QSA, and the Bread Basket Bakery, will be awarded to randomly drawn bib numbers for pre-registered runners. Register now at www.finishright.com, day of registration begins at 7:45 a.m.
In-Store Book Fair
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
The book fair will benefit Soroptimist International of Saratoga County. Let the bookseller know you are “Shopping for Soroptimists” and twenty percent of your purchases will support the Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour on Sunday, July 8. You can also purchase gift certificates or any of the other creative non-book items the bookstore features. Secret Gardens Tour tickets are available from the store for $20 each.
Saratoga Springs Public Library,
Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Genealogy and Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, corner of Route 4 and Route 29, Schuylerville. Program speaker will be Aaron Noble, a New York State Museum historian, and curator of the exhibit, “A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War.” The museum exhibit recognizes the 100th anniversary of World War I, enhanced through posters and artifacts obtained from sources throughout the state, as well as from the museum’s collection. Aaron’s research examines the pivotal role of New Yorkers through industrial, charitable, and civic involvement. Public is welcome. For information call 518-587-2978.
Sunday, June 17
1 Elks Lane, Route 9, Saratoga Springs
8:30 – 11 a.m.
Featuring eggs to order, fruit cocktail, french toast, pancakes, potatoes, breakfast sausage and ham, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and buiscuits, 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.
Father’s Day at Grant Cottage
1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for free admission for dads on Father’s Day. Tour the final home of Ulysses S. Grant and hear the compelling story of what brought him to this mountain-top retreat, his family, the struggles he endured, and how he won his final battle. For more information and other events at Grant Cottage, visit www.grantcottage.org.
Father’s Day Creation Station
69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs
This program is best suited for children ages two and up. During this program we will discover and create art using different mediums and techniques. For more events at the museum visit, www.cmssny.org.
Monday, June 18
The Apple Tree Journal
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
The Apple Tree Journal poets and writers from The Academy for Lifelong Learning will share their latest work. For more information visit www.northshire.com.
Tuesday, June 19
Lunchtime Concert Series
Ben & Jerry’s, 34 Phila Street,
12:30 –1:30 p.m.
Artists from the Orchard Project theater program sing both original tunes and favorite musical theater hits. Rain Location: Saratoga Senior Center. For more information call the Senior Center 518-584-1621.
Wednesday, June 20
Changing Ecology of the Hudson River Flyway
Hadley-Luzerne Public Library
19 Main Street, Lake Luzerne
Tom Lake, estuary naturalist and educator for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and editor of the NYSDEC Hudson River Almanac, will present the program. Mr. Lake will explain changes already affecting the quality of the flyway as well as those that are looming ahead. The Hudson River Flyway has been a critical north-south conduit for migratory birds. This program is sponsored by the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society. For more information visit www.southernadirondackaudubon.org.
Thursday, June 21
Korean War Veterans Association Luncheon
The Peppermill Restaurant,
110 Main Street, South Glens Falls
We will be ordering off the menu. Hosts are Patti and Gene Slavin. Please call the Slavins to reserve at 518-793-2358 by June 19. All veterans who served during the Korean War, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. For more information or an application to join the organization, please call Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-2037.