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Free Movies in the Park

Free movies in Wiswall Park are back for the eleventh summer in a row, presented by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, as part of its monthly First Friday activities. The series begins on June 2 (rain date June 3) with “Moana.” “Sing” will be shown on July 7 (rain date July 8) and “Finding Dory” on August 4 (rain date August 5).  All films are family-friendly. The movies are projected onto the wall of the adjacent Front Street Deli building on Front Street in the village and begin at approximately 8:30-8:45 p.m. All screenings are free. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Movie snacks will be available, courtesy of North Star Church.

Yard and Bake Sale

 The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church will hold an indoor yard and bake sale on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the Church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension, in Malta Ridge.  An ala carte lunch, featuring hot dogs, Nellie’s beans, chips and a beverage will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday only. For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.

Theater: The Trojan Women

The Suzuki Company of Toga, Japan, celebrating the 25th summer SITI workshop at Skidmore, presents an adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy on June 2 and 3 at the Bernhard Theater, Skidmore Campus, Saratoga Springs, 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Stewart’s Signature Series. Tickets: $15 adults, $7 senior citizens and Skidmore community. For tickets go to www.skidmore.edu/zankel. For more information call 518-580-5321. 

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.

Tolling of the Boats

The Albany-Saratoga Base of the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated will have a Memorial Service In Honor of All Submariners on Eternal Patrol on Saturday, June  3 at eleven o’clock at the The New York State Submariners Memorial,  located in the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Low Street,  Ballston Spa.  New York State Senator Kathy Marchione will be in attendance as the guest speaker. The “Tolling of the Boats” Ceremony is a solemn recognition and tribute to both the boats and men of the United States Submarine Navy who in the performance of their duties, when disastrous events occurred, gave their lives in the service of our country. This ceremony is a fundamental part of our creed as members of U.S. Submarine Veterans, “To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in pursuit of their duties while serving their country.”

Shopping for Soroptimists

Pick out your favorite. Tell the Northshire bookseller that you are “Shopping for Soroptimists” and 20% of your purchases will be devoted to supporting programs for women and girls. This June 3 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  and June  4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the  event at Northshire Bookstore, located at 424 Broadway in Saratoga Springs,  supports Saratoga Soroptimists’ Secret Gardens Tour.. Buy your tour tickets during this two-day event, and enjoy yourself in Saratoga’s exceptional bookstore. Enhancing the book fair experience will be author Ellen Herrick, who will be reading from and signing her new captivating novel, The Forbidden Garden on June 3 at 6 p.m. For more information about the tour, visit www.soroptimistsaratoga.org  scheduled for July 9.

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. 

Free Saratoga Cat & Dog Vaccination and Microchip Clinic 

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society will offer a free vaccination and microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Thursday, June 8 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Society’s Saratoga Clinic, located at 4255 Route 50 in Saratoga Springs. Rabies and distemper shots will be available, as well as microchipping for identification. Rabies vaccinations good for three years will be available with proof of prior vaccination, otherwise one-year vaccinations will be given. Services will be provided by MHHS veterinary staff. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Quantities are limited. This program is being underwritten by a generous grant from the Petco Foundation. Call 518-434-8128, ext. 222 for more information.

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.

Join Cub Scouts Now and Take Part in Summer Fun

The five Cub Packs in the Saratoga Springs area are registering boys entering grades K-5 in September.  Why wait until September when you can have a summer of fun activities?    How about… sleeping out on the field after a Valley Cats game; SPAC Movie night with the Philadelphia Orchestra; being part of the 50th Elks Flag Day parade; Scout Day Camp or overnight Family Camp; Pack cookouts and hikes; grade-centered activities like fishing, bicycling, and game afternoon. Start your Scouting Adventure today. Registration cost is $50. For more information, contact Turning Point District Membership Chair John Koch at 518-644-4438 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

A Caring Friend Can Help You 

Do you feel like your days would be more pleasant if you had a friendly visit from someone who cares? Are the hours in the day endless because you have no way to get out? Care Links’ volunteers welcome the opportunity to lend a hand to help with grocery shopping or pay you a visit to help pass the time. They can do simple chores as well. Drivers will get you to your appointments. Everyone in this program enjoys contributing to make your life easier. Call 518-399-3262 to find out how the free services are there for you.

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.

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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