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Concert: “Music!” An interactive concert on March 3 at 10 a.m. for children ages 3 and older, featuring Balinese and Javanese gamelan, Taiko drumming, and more. The concert will be held at the Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College. For more information, call 518-580-5321 or go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel Rummage and Bake Sale Ballston Spa United Methodist Church will be holding a Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Room (in the back of the church). We will be offering a variety of furniture, linens, sporting goods, collectibles, games, housewares, clothing and books. Plus delicious baked goods. The church is located at 101 Milton Ave. in Ballston Spa. Spring Craft Fair Ballston Area Community Center will be hosting its annual spring craft fair March 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. We are located in the village of Ballston Spa. This event is free and open to the public. Check out a wide selection of homemade crafts and gifts. Stop by our concession stand for some yummy snacks. Fun for the whole family. For more information please contact Kathi 518-885-3261. Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Meeting Saratoga Retired Teachers will meet on Monday, March 6, at noon at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Rte. 9P), Saratoga Springs. Prospective members please call 518-587-5356 for membership information and luncheon reservations. Science of Mind Foundations, Unit 2 Class Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting the 3-week class, “Science of Mind Foundations, Unit 2: Wholeness, Attraction and Abundance” on Tuesdays, beginning March 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs. In this class in practical spirituality, students will explore some of the Core Concepts of the Science of Mind teaching, including the natural state of wholeness, the Law of Attraction, and how to experience abundance in life, coupled with the spiritual practices of affirmative prayer, gratitude, and the Fear to Faith process. Suggested donation is $20 per class session. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call 518-366-9918. Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Thursday, March 9, 2017 the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture presents, Ulysses S. Grant and his Saratoga Connections, 1865 to 1885, presented by Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s Docent Gloria May and the Friends of Grant Cottage Site Historian Melissa Trombley-Prosch. All Brown Bag Lunch Lecture programs are free and open to the public – no registration required. The programs take place from noon – 1 p.m. and meet in the H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, located at 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Regional YMCA Annual Scholarship Campaign Party The Saratoga Regional YMCA invites you to join us on March 10, for our 2017 Annual Campaign Party. From 6 -10 p.m., guests will enjoy complimentary food and spirits, while dancing to the tunes of the Garland Nelson Ensemble at Excelsior Springs at the Marriott. There will also be a silent auction and wine pull, if you’re feeling lucky. Also, Smile Lounge Photo Booth New York will be there to capture the evening’s festivities. Proceeds from this event benefit our 2017 Annual Scholarship Campaign, which ensures that everyone can participate at the YMCA regardless of their ability to pay. With your help, we can build a better us. Tickets can be purchased on our website or call Allison D’Antonio, Mission Advancement Director at 518-583-9622 x 104. Adirondack Christian Singles Coffee House On Friday March 10, 6 p.m., at Community Alliance Church, located at 257 Rowland St Ballston Spa, and our musicians Ray & Ed will be offering a selection of contemporary Christian songs, gospel and some oldies. We will have an open mic for those who care to offer their talents as well. Just bring a snack to share and be ready to enjoy meeting other single Christians. This is a free event. Our first coffee house in February was a huge success. Come and bring a friend for a fun relaxing evening. Brighter Days, Shelters of Saratoga 2017 Gala Please join Shelters of Saratoga at its 2017 Brighter Days Gala on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant on Union Ave. in Saratoga Springs. This annual fundraising gala provides critically needed support to over 700 individuals facing homelessness in our region each year. Guests will be treated to an evening cocktail style reception, dancing, silent auction and the core reason for its existence: providing help, hope and humanity to those most in need. Reservations: $100 per person. This year we will be honoring Saratoga Springs Police Chief, Greg Veitch with the Help, Hope and Humanity Award for his outstanding dedication of service to our community. For more information, visit www.sheltersofsaratoga.org. Babysitting Course Adirondack Health and Safety will once again be presenting a child and babysitting course at Gavin Park. This course is open to girls and boys, ages 10 and up. Participants will learn the basics of CABS (Child and Babysitting Safety), along with CPR and first aid. The course runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Pre-registration and bag lunch is required. Cost for Wilton Residents is $60, Saratoga Springs School District Residents is $65, and all others is $70. Registration can be done online, by mail or in person at Gavin Park, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions may be answered by calling the park office at 518-584-9455. Craft/Vendor Show The General Schuyler Rescue Squad, located at 901 Route 29 in Saratoga Springs is hosting another Craft/Vendor Show on Saturday, March 25. We have over 35 spaces, refreshments, raffles and fun. Reserve your space for $25. by March 1. Call Jennie at 518-390-1357 or respond by e-mail. Please support your local rescue squad. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ballston Area Community Center 19th Annual Gala Flannel up for some fun (attire) on Saturday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. at Milton Community Center located at 310 Northline Rd. Cocktails and Silent Auction, Dinner, Dancing with Hersh Productions, and Silent Auction. RSVP by March 11. RSVP’S received before March 4 will be entered in “The-Early-Bird-Gets-The-Worm” Drawing. Let the games begin. Embrace your Inner Lumber Jack www.ballstonareacc.org. Saratoga READS! Bus Trip Invites You to Walk in the Footsteps of Frank Sullivan Participants will depart by bus from Wilton Mall at 7 a.m. on April 1 and enjoy a full day in the midtown Manhattan neighborhood frequented by Sullivan and the other members of the Algonquin Round Table. The day will begin with lunch at the famed Algonquin Oak Room and be followed by two walking tours of the neighborhood given by Kevin Fitzpatrick, author of several books about the Round Table. After some free time to explore the neighborhood the group will gather again at the Algonquin for a cocktail (cash bar). The cost is $72 per person and includes bus transportation, lunch, and the walking tours. Departure from Manhattan back to Saratoga will be determined at a later date. To register, please contact Rhona Koretsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-505-1303 and mail a registration form, which can be picked up at the library’s Information Desk, and check payable to SSPL to: 3 Longwood Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. For more information about Saratoga READS!, please visit www.saratogareads.org Fighting for Mya Fundraiser The American Legion Post 234, located at 23 Pleasant Street in Ballston Spa, will host a fund raiser for 15-year-old sophomore, Mya, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This benefit will take place on April 29, 2017 at 2p.m. All support will be greatly appreciated. Saratoga Ancient Order of Hibernians Event A grand day of Irish music, dance, and culture on Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1-6 p.m. at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs. Adults $ 10 donation at the door, under 12 free. Bring canned food items to be donated to our local food pantries. Light fare and raffles. 7th Annual Baskets for Ben Fundraiser Ben’s Fund helps children with need in 32 schools in conjunction with Warren, Washington and Saratoga Counties! Baskets for Ben benefits the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, a regional non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which was created in loving memory of our Cpl. Benjamin D. Osborn of Queensbury. Ben was killed during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on June 15, 2010 while serving in the United States Army during Operation Enduring Freedom. The benefit will be held at the Queensbury Hotel in beautiful downtown Glens Falls. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact: William D. Osborn, President, Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, 518-792-4514. Senior Nutrition Program Saratoga County Office for the Aging sponsors the program in Saratoga County. Persons age 60 and over can participate in a meal that is served at 12 noon at several meal sites throughout Saratoga County. Meal sites are located in Ballston Spa, Charlton, Clifton Park, Corinth, Edinburg, Galway, Greenfield, Hadley, Halfmoon, Malta, Mechanicville, Moreau, Saratoga, Schuylerville, and Waterford. This nutritious lunch is served Mondays-Fridays. Reservations are required at least one day in advance by noon. A registration form must be completed by each participant annually. No food/drink items can be taken to go. Participants will receive monthly contribution letter. The suggestion donation is $2.00 per meal. For more information and contact phone numbers of locations, please call Billie Jo at the Office for the Aging, 518-884-4996.
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