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Arts Fest Friday 

Free Arts Event Celebrates Beauty and the Beasts at the Victoria Pool House in Saratoga Spa State Park, June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Free arts-filled celebration features Opera Saratoga, curated art exhibit, Baroque chamber music, Venetian mask making, children’s petting zoo, pony rides, and more.  Free Admission, online RSVP requested   www.saratogaartfest.org. 

Giffy’s BBQ Chicken 

Notre Dame Visitation Church is once again having a Giffy’s BBQ Chicken on June 10 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Take-out orders only. Must have a ticket before. Cost is $13 per dinner. Pick up will be at the church parking lot located at 18 Pearl St. Schuylerville. Contact Bonnie at 518-695-3972 or Pat at 518-338-2329. 

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! Early Bird ticket pricing is until May 15. 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. 

Southern Adirondack Audubon Picnic

 The Southern Adirondack Audubon Society (SAAS) offers a free picnic to chapter members at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve, off Scout Road, Gansevoort. The picnic will take place on Sunday, June 11, from noon to 3 p.m. in place of the monthly June program. The Saratoga Springs Lions Club will be the chefs, offering hamburgers, hot dogs and more. The picnic will feature a birdhouse building workshop, a live bird of prey program, as well as time for members to socialize and enjoy the preserve and its wildlife. Non-members may become local chapter members at the picnic by paying dues of $10. The membership will be good for the rest of 2017. Please RSVP by Thursday, June 1, by emailing Rob Snell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spring Into Summer Luncheon

All women are invited to attend a luncheon on Tuesday, June 13, from Noon-2 p.m. at Longfellows Restaurant, Rt. 9P Saratoga. Cost is $15 inclusive. Our Special Feature, Leisha Amelia, a health advocate will discuss current health issues. Our Speaker, Carol Martin, a single mom who raised four children will speak on “Lost and Found”. Reservations are required by June 8.  Please call Ellie at 518-584-3779 or Anita at 518-583-4043. 

Monthly Pieroghi Sale

Christ the Savior Church, 249 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake is sponsoring its monthly pieroghi sale on Tuesday, June 13. Potato, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pieroghi will be available. For orders, please call 518-363-0001 soon. Pick up as usual from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on that Tuesday.

Friends of Music Saratoga Springs Alumni Concert

We invite  you  to  join  us  on  Saturday,  June  17  at  7:30  p.m. at  the  Loewenberg  Auditorium  at  Saratoga Springs  High  School  for  this  alumni  concert.  It will  be  a  fantastic  event.  Tickets  are  $10  for  adults,  $5  for seniors  and  students,  and  $25  for  a  family.  Tickets  can  be  purchased  at  the  door.  Online  purchasing  is available  at http://fomtoga.brownpapertickets.com/ 

Alumni  from  1968  to  2016  will  be  performing  as  their  way  to  “pay  it  forward”  for  the  next  classes  of Saratoga  Springs  students.  There  will  be  some  amazing  performances. Additionally,  Friends  of  Music  will  be  accepting  any  band  or  orchestra  instruments  that  are  no  longer being  used.  We’ll  work  with  the  music  department  to  find  a  deserving  student  for  your  donation. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for  more  information.

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.

Paint and Pastries

Come join us for a morning of creativity, fun, and great food.  If you are aged 60 or over, this free class will be held on June 19 and June 22 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   The painting on the 19th is entitled ‘Moonlight View’ and on the 22nd the class will be painting ‘Sunflowers’.  You may attend one or both classes and bring a friend! Please call Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 to register today.

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.

Southern Saratoga Artists’ Society Meeting

The June meeting of SSAS will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 19 at Clifton Park Senior Community Center,  located at 6 Clifton Common Blvd.  Featured experimental Water Media artist, Barbara Aldi, will demonstrate her unique approach of painting with acrylics on foil, her specialty.  Barbara, a retired schoolteacher, has studied various painting styles with several famed artists.  She exhibits throughout the area.  The public is invited to attend.  For more information visit: southernsaratogaartist.com.

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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