Music & Mingling Event “Kicks Off the Saratoga Season”
The 7th Annual Music & Mingling event to benefit the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, from 7 - 10:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Polo Fields. This dynamic party kicks off the summer season with all proceeds supporting the Center’s programs. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga. This non-residential community center serves over 1,500 members by providing a fun and nurturing social environment with support services and programs tailored to adults and seniors. Don’t miss one of the best parties of the season! Admission is $125 (after May 30 the price increases to $150) and includes all food, entertainment and an open bar! Tickets may be purchased at www.saratogaseniorcenter.org or by calling the Center at (518) 584-1621.
Heritage Garden Club Plant Sale
The Heritage Garden Club of Saratoga Springs is sponsoring an herb, perennial plant and garden decor sale, Saturday June 3, from 9 to 1:00 on the corner of Bryan St. and East Ave. just off No. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. There will be many varieties of herbs, perennial plants suited for zone 4 as well as garden accents available for sale.
Hearts for the Arts
The Adirondack Folk School will be hosting its 8th annual dinner dance and silent auction event, Hearts for the Arts, on Saturday, June 3. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and cash bar at the Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury. Our fabulous silent auction will be open all evening and there will be dancing to the sounds of John Kribs and the Trophy Husbands, a full 3-course dinner and a ‘scavenger hunt’ with a grand prize, raffles and awards. Our patron of the arts award will be presented to the Honorable Robert Blais, mayor of Lake George. Please call the Folk School at 518-696-2400 for reservations and dinner choices by May 26. The cost for this fundraiser is $65 per member of the school, and $75 for not-yet-members. We hope to see you there.
Wilton Democratic Committee Meeting
On Monday, June 5, at 6:45 p.m. the Wilton Democratic Committee will meet in the Ace Hardware Conference Room, located at 55 Northern Pines Rd., Gansevoort. All are welcome. For more information call Pat 917-282-5297.
Spring Fashion Show
Please join the Ballston Area Seniors at the Town of Milton Community Center, located at 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa on June 7 at 6 p.m. for the Spring Fashion Show, presented by Christopher Banks C J Banks Fashions. Cards, games, refreshments and drinks included. Donation is $5.
Get Your Rack Back Cocktail Gala
Enjoy an evening of great food and entertainment on Saturday, June 10 from 7 – 11:30 p.m. at the Excelsior Springs at the Marriott, located at at 47 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs. The event is hosted by, actor/comedian Greg Aidala to benefit families affected by cancer in Upstate NY. GYRB holds this fundraising gala each year in order to raise money to provide area cancer patients with meal delivery, gas, grocery and restaurant gift cards as well as medical copay assistance. Come out for a night of fun to help local families! You’ll have an opportunity to win a week’s stay in Cape May, NJ just for attending as well as other door prizes! Cost is $100 per person or $1000 for a table of 8. The evening includes a champagne reception, great food, a drink ticket and wonderful entertainment. Purchase tickets at: Gyrb6gala.eventbrite.com
Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler
Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our Open Forge nights for an amazing demonstration on Wednesday, June 21 6:30 p.m. by expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied). For more information visit www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
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.
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Yankee Game Bus Trip
Notre Dame Visitation Church Renovation Committee is hosting a Yankee Game Bus Trip on Saturday, August 12. It will be Yankees vs Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Cost is $130 per person which includes unlimited food and Pepsi products from 1st inning through 5th inning of game. Bus will leave Wilton Mall at 11 a.m. Tickets on sale now, first come, first serve. Tickets are non-refundable. Game time is 4 p.m. Contact Pete Healy at 518-421-2956.
If You Can Stand the Heat
Become a Kitchen Helper for The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Saratoga County’s Office for the Aging. If you are over the age of 55, love working with seniors, and enjoy prepping and serving food, then this unique volunteer opportunity is for you. Kitchen Helpers assist with meal preparation and serving for the Senior Nutrition Program in locations throughout Saratoga County. Training is provided, hours are flexible, and volunteers can assist Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please contact Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 if you are interested in lending a helping hand.
Are You a Senior Who Needs a Volunteer’s Help?
Would your life be easier if somebody from our volunteer program was willing to help with your grocery shopping or could come by to visit you because you are alone a lot? Maybe you are trying to juggle a job, children and could use help with an elderly parent. Since 1996 Care Links of Southern Saratoga County has offered free services to 60+ seniors in Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Malta, Mechanicville, and Ballston with visiting, shopping, transportation, respite, and chores. To learn how to take advantage of the support from a caring volunteer, contact Care Links, 518-399-3262.
Administrative Specialist Volunteer Needed
AARP Tax-Aide, a national volunteer organization that provides free income tax preparation to low-to-middle income families, is seeking help to fill a key volunteer position that will oversee administrative activity to support the organization’s Eastern New York region. The volunteer position of Administrative Specialist (ADS) would be a member of the State Management Team for AARP Tax-Aide and be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of all administrative procedures, and assist District Coordinators with their administrative responsibilities. Applicants for the ADS position should be organized, detail-oriented, and computer literate. No knowledge of tax preparation is required, and extensive training will be provided. There are three broad areas of responsibility: Training the District Coordinators (DC) in the policies and procedures for administration of AARP Tax-Aide.
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.