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Annual Garage Sale

The Milton Grange will hold its annual garage sale on April 22 on Rock City Falls Road in Ballston Spa from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the garage sale are used to support programs in the community including the ECHO Food Pantry and vegetable plants for Head Start students. Please call Tony at 518-584-8550 to make donation arrangements.

Meatloaf and Mac and Cheese Dinner Fundraiser

This is the last dinner of the season.  The dinner benefits the kitchen fund.  Join us on April 22 from , 4:30 – 6 p.m. at South Glens Falls United Methodist Church, located at 15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls. Enjoy home-made soups and desserts too. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 – 12 and children under 5 are free. Take-outs and home delivery please call 518-793-1152.

Book Launch Celebration 

Join us on Sunday, April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. for refreshments, music, and book signing.  All are welcome at the newly renovated Caffé Lena located at 43 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 518-587-6433. The book: “Escaping the Lion and the Leopard”  - A riveting story, starting in Eritrea, Africa by Ellie Porte Parker - This story has a special relevance to Saratoga Springs as part of it takes place here.  Admission is free. 

For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Concert to Honor Dr. David Wasser

The Saratoga Chamber Players return to the United Methodist Church, Fifth Avenue & Henning Road on April 23 at 3 p.m.  with a program in honor of Dr. David Wasser who retired after almost 30 years of distinguished and varied service to all facets of the organization. The concert will feature the voice of soprano Charlotte Dobbs with songs by Schubert and Shostakovich’s “Seven Romances on Verses by Alexander Blok for soprano, violin, cello and piano.  The program also includes Schubert’s Piano Trio in B flat Major, op. 99 with SCP regulars, cellist Eliot Bailen and SCP Artistic Director/violinist Jill Levy, and with pianist Renana Gutman. Adults: $20; Seniors: $18; Students: $15; Children are admitted free of charge. The concert is underwritten by a large group of friends and supporters of David Wasser and by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Tickets may be purchased on-line at 

http://www.saratogachamberplayers.org/event/voice-piano-strings-beckon/ or at the door.  

Havurah Vatik April Event

An African Photo-Safari, Tuesday, April 25, 11 a.m.  – 1 p.m. The Accidental Tourist, you don’t need to leave town to enjoy the African adventure of a lifetime.  Dr. Robert Steinberger’s photographs and thrilling stories of encounters in South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe will delight you. Please RSVP by April 19. Call the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4.  

Care Links Volunteer Open House

Care Links of Southern Saratoga County recruits volunteers from the community and matches them with seniors who need non-medical assistance. We are in need of assistance in the Ballston, Charlton, Malta area. We have an immediate need for volunteer drivers, as transportation is a critical need for area seniors.   We invite anyone who is interested in learning more about this program to join us on Wednesday, April 26 from 10:30 to noon at the Burnt Hills Library located at 2 Lawmar Lane in Burnt Hills.  Light refreshments will be served.  To reserve your place, please call Care Links at 518-399-3262

The Dark Continent

Neal and Edna Van Dorsten will present “The Dark Continent,” an illustrated slide talk on the wildlife and history of southern Africa. This program is offered by the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society in partnership with Adirondack Mountain Club and will be held on Wed. April 26 in the lower level of Crandall Library located at 251 Glen St.  in Glens Falls. The program will start at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. This presentation will include highlights of their flying safari in southern Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Wildlife photos will include both common and rare birds and animals. The Van Dorstens will discuss the logistics of the trip, interesting sidelines and problems that may be encountered on a trip like this, as well as the cultural diversity and history of that region.

Scouts to Honor Frank Parillo and Larry Gordon with Good Scout Award

The Twin Rivers Council Boy Scouts will hold their Saratoga Good Scout Dinner on April 27 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.  This event will honor Larry and Frank for their outstanding community service and demonstration of the Scouting values of character, leadership, and service.  The event, which includes a silent auction, starts with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner/program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and can be obtained at http://www.trcscouting.org/Events/SaraGoodScout. Proceeds will support Scouting in the Saratoga area.  For more information, contact John Koch at 518-644-4438 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sustainable Saratoga’s Tree Toga #6

Tree Hosts and Tree Planters Needed.  Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project will be planting 35 trees on the morning of Saturday, April 29.  Funded by generous donors to Sustainable Saratoga and by the City of Saratoga Springs this semi-annual event is fun for all. Volunteers like you are the key to the success of this annual event.  With your help, we Saratogians can grow a green legacy that will benefit our great city for decades to come. Please volunteer by sending us an email at www.sustainablesaratoga.org/treetoga6 . We need three types of volunteers:   Tree Planters - a great family activity. Have fun being part of a spirited horde of tree planters, from about 9:30 a.m. to noon on the morning of Saturday, April 29.   Tree Hosts - get a free tree at your house.  Volunteer to host a street tree in front of your house.  Enjoy nurturing the young tree for the first two years, especially by keeping it watered during hot dry spells.  General Event Assistance  -  Help behind the scenes, to organize for April 29 or to help with registration, etc. at the planting event.  To volunteer, or if you have questions, email us by visiting www.sustainablesaratoga.org/treetoga6. 

Fighting for Mya Fundraiser

The American Legion Post 234, located at 23 Pleasant St., 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 at 2 p.m. This benefit is to help raise money for her parents to pay off the medical bills to treat Mya. The price of tickets are $20 (ages 12 and up) included in the price; BBQ chicken dinner, hamburgers and hotdogs available for purchase for children.  There will be raffles, a 50/50 drawing and a live auction.  All support will be greatly appreciated. 

Pre-Derby Fundraising Party

Experience the Sport of Kings -help to sponsor horses, health and making history to benefit The Learning League and Project Transition for Veterans year-round at local venues through the use of proven sports therapies and technologies concerning spinal cord injuries and PTSD. The event will be held on April 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Gideon Putnam Hotel. Space is limited to the first 80 participants for a personalized experience including a meet and greet with photo-ops. Co-sponsors: Jack Knowlton, Saratoga Stables and Bill Yaiser, Second Chance Sports and The Learning League. For more information call 518-491-0556. 

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 on 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.

Care Links Fundraiser

Hilton Garden Inn, Clifton Park, will be the site for the 13th Annual Luncheon to support Care Links of Southern Saratoga County, on Thursday, May 11. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to provide time to examine the raffle items with lunch served beginning at 12:30 p.m. Care Links is a program where volunteers are recruited from the community, are trained and matched with seniors who need non- medical assistance. Ticket price is $25 and the menu is Garden Salad, Chicken Francaise with Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Ice Cream topped with strawberries and Coffee or Tea.  Tickets may be purchased at Community Human Services (543 Saratoga Road Glenville), the Clifton Park Town Hall, the Clifton Park Senior Center, the Halfmoon Senior Center, Healthplex Fitness (1673 Route 9, Halfmoon), and the Malta Town Hall. 

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. 

Annual Senior Luncheon

Come join the fun Mardi Gras theme luncheon. This event is for seniors age 60 and over. It will be held on Friday, May 19 at the Saratoga Springs City Center located at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Menu is bourbon chicken, scalloped potatoes, green bean creole, dinner roll, mini king cake and beverages.  No take outs. No animals allowed. We will have live music, door prizes, and a raffle. Tickets are required to attend and will not be sold at the door. Tickets are available now and can be purchased until May 5 at the Office for the Aging for $4 each. We also have several locations with ticket sales available throughout Saratoga County. Please call for details 518-884-4100.  

8th Adirondack Greek Festival

The 8th Adirondack Greek Festival will be held at St. George Church, 55 Main St., South Glens Falls on July 13 – 15.  On Thursday, July 13 from 4 to 8 p.m., we will have gyro and souvlaki to go.  On Friday & Saturday, July 14 and 15 from noon to 9 p.m., we will have our full festival with authentic Greek food, pastries, folk dancers, live music, souvenirs, kids’ activities, and church tours.  Free admission and parking.  OPA! For more information, call Marika at 518-792-8299 or the church at 518-792-2359.

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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