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Soup-er Saturday Vendor Blender

We are having a Soup-er Saturday Vendor Blender on March 18, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  at the South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, located at 15 Maplewood Parkway. Come for soup and stay and shop. 

We have approximately 15 different homemade  soups that are being put together in our kitchen. We have a variety of vendors setting up booths. Many are very popular products and they will have items available on site. 

Concerned About Paying for College?

 College costs are rising at unprecedented rates; Are you properly prepared to handle the expense of higher education?  Join us at the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Susman Room for an informal meeting any first  Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. to discuss different options to pay for college education.  Receive $1000 credit towards your personal Scholars Tuition Rewards* program for attending.  *As recognized by U.S. News and World Report. (7 Ways to Save for Children’s Education- Sept 2014)  Sponsored by, the Vermont Foundation. 

Consciousness-Raising Book Discussion

Albany-Saratoga Spiritual Adventures is hosting a spiritual book discussion at Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs on Sunday, March 19, 6 p.m. Join us for a spiritual book discussion.  All are welcome whether or not they’ve read the book. This month’s book is The Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer by Gregg Braden. For more information, visit www.newthoughtnewyork.org or call (518) 366-9918. 

Southern Saratoga Artists’ Society

The first meeting of 2017 will be held on Monday, March 20, 6:30 p.m. at Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd.  All members are invited to bring a piece of art to share.  It can be a completed piece or a work in progress.  SSAS is open to the public and welcomes both new and prospective members.  Come and enjoy visiting with other local artists.  For more information, see our website:  southernsaratogaartist.com. 

Havurah Vatik

Join us on Tuesday, March 21 from  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for  Einstein and His Nephew: the Story Beyond the Book.    Uncovering the Real Einstein:  Independent Research by Professor Ken Santucci. Join RPI Physics Professor Kenneth Santucci along with HV’s own Sid Gordon at Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weible Ave, Saratoga Springs. 

as they relate previously undiscovered new information about the personal history of Albert Einstein and his interactions with nephew Stephen.   This is a fascinating mid-20th century story of New York and New Jersey. A catered lunch follows the program. RSVP by calling 518-584-8730.  

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society 

The March program of the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society (SAAS) will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Henry Street in Saratoga Springs. John Schneider will talk about his two-week hike in the picturesque Patagonian Andes in Chile. The program will start at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. This event is part of the monthly program of the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society and is presented in partnership with the Adirondack Mountain Club.

Brighter Days, Shelters of Saratoga 2017 Gala

Please join Shelters of Saratoga at its 2017 Brighter Days Gala on Thursday, March 23, 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. 

2017 Quilt Block Challenge Viewing

The Adirondack Folk School will be hosting the viewing of our third Quilt Block Challenge at the School, located at 51 Main St., in Lake Luzerne on Friday evening, March 24, beginning at 6 p.m. We would be delighted if you would join us and vote on the squares you judge to be most deserving of your honor in various categories. Three skilled quilter judges and several local town officials will also be presenting ribbons.  This year we have 30 squares submitted by quilters from the southern Adirondack area. The theme of the challenge is “Where to ‘Go’ in the Adirondacks”. The squares will remain on display at the School through Sunday, March 26, and then will be assembled into a sampler quilt. Raffles will be sold for the quilt and the drawing will take place at the School’s final event of the year on December 2, 2017. 

We hope you will join us for light fare, wine, goodies and fun! For more information call 518-696-2400. 

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. - 5 p.m. Questions may be answered by calling the park office at 518-584-9455.

Peter Pan Auditions

Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe is holding auditions Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27 for “Peter Pan-A Musical Adventure!” Elyse Young, Artistic Director, is seeking dozens of teens and adults for a variety of speaking and singing roles!   There are also parts for children ages 7 and older.  Performances are June 17 and 18 at the Malta Community Center.  Audition appointments are necessary.  For more details or to schedule an appointment, contact Elyse at 518-899-4411 ext. 305 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New York State Boating Safety Course 

It is not too early to think summer.   It’s the law in New York State: “All people born on or after May 1, 1996 must complete a boater safety course if they wish to operate a motor boat. In addition, NYS law requires a boating safety course for the operation of personal watercraft (PWC).” Bob Rivers is a National Boating Safety Council and NYS Marine Services Bureau Certified Instructor. Mr. Rivers will be offering the required 8 hour NYS training and exam leading to issuance of a NYS Boating Certificate Saturday, March 25, in Saratoga Springs at the Hub, 63 Putnam Street and Saturday, April 15, at the Shirt Factory on Lawrence Street in Glens Falls.  Classes are open to anyone over 10 years of age interested in becoming a safer boater. Class cost is $50 per person.  For more information contact Bob Rivers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-330-1630.

 

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. -  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

Annual Rummage Sale

Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church will be holding their annual Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and April 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  All proceeds benefit the Deacon’s Fund.  To drop off items, come to the church April 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  or April 6, 9 – 11 a.m.  No books or electronics, please.  The church is located at 768 Charlton Rd. Charlton NY.  For more information call 518-399-4831 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fighting for Mya Fundraiser

The American Legion Post 234, located at 23 Pleasant Street in Ballston Spa, will host a fundraiser 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. 

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. 

All Veterans Volunteers Needed

The Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard Association provides military burial ceremonies for all branches of service at the Saratoga National Cemetery. We are always looking for veterans to join us, no matter what branch you served in (male or female) you must have been honorably discharged. We will provide our uniform (at no cost) and training. You can choose which day of the week ( Monday-Friday ) that you want to be there. For information go to our web site www.snchga.com  or contact Mark Brockway at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 518-260-9933 or contact the Cemetery Administration Office located at 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871, Phone 518-581-9128.

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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