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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 Saratoga Friends

This is a social group for baby boomers in the Saratoga area who are interested in making new friends to socialize with. This is not a dating or singles group. Couples and singles are welcome and there is no membership fee. Group members plan social activities based on their interests. You are welcome to join us in the Susman Room at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information or questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join our New Saratoga Friends Meetup group (go to
www.Meetup.com).

Easter Egg Hunt

Hop in for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The event will include a fun make-and-take craft-time, a special visit from the Easter Bunny, and of course, the egg hunt.  Light refreshments will be served.  Must register by April 10 for this event at www.maltaparksrec.com or call the Malta Community Center at 518-899-4411.

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.  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

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Malta Ridge Firehouse, located on the corner of Route 9 and Malta Avenue Extension, on Sunday, April 2. Full menu served from 8 a.m. to Noon.  By donation.

Tour of the trucks and firehouse upon request.  

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. in Charlton.  For more information call 518-399-4831 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Take Control of Your Chronic Condition

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is an amazing evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University enabling those living with chronic disease to regain control of their lives.  Many essential, valuable skills and techniques are taught in this program to educate and empower those living with chronic conditions, as well as those caring for them.  Topics covered include: medication management, dealing with stress and difficult emotions, nutrition, exercise, pain and fatigue management, effective communication skills, problem solving, and decision-making skills.  Participants will receive a free book entitled, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions”. This free, life-changing, 6-week workshop series will meet from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Milton Community Center located at 310 Northline Road in Ballston Spa on Mondays beginning April 10.  The rest of the dates are as follows: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15. Please call Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 for more information and to register for the workshop.  Call soon as classes fill up quickly.

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. 

Treasure or Trash?

Antique expert Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques and sponsor of Antiques Road Show will be doing an evaluation of your antiques and other items of interest May 6 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Malta Community Center located at One Bayberry Rd. in Malta.  Everyone will get to hear the appraisal/evaluation of each interesting item or fantastic finding. Pre-register by April 21 to bring an item to be appraised or come to watch. We are limited to 40 items, so register early.  Visit www.maltaparksrec.com or call 518-899-4411 for more information.

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 on May 12 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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