Frederick Allen Lodge #609 Annual Scholarship Ball
The Ball will be held on Friday June 16 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Saratoga-Wilton B.P.O.E. Lodge, located at 1 Elks Lane, off Marion Ave. Live Music by the Milayne Jackson BlueTrain Band. The Featured Speaker will be Retiring Saratoga School Superintendent Michael Piccirillo. Also being honored: Maya Clarke Brunetto, Dartmouth Class of 2020, last year’s scholarship recipient. Honorary Co-Chairs: Mayor Joanne Yepsen; Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner; former Mayor Scott Johnson; Supervisor Matt Veitch. Program Performances by the Heavenly Echoes (Albany men’s a capella group); Ceci’s Saratoga Soul Step-Dancers; youth performance troupe SHYFT and an qppearance by celebrity guest M.C. Tom Durkin . Auction items by Regis Brodie and Hud Armstrong. Tickets: $75/single, $125/couple For information contact Bob Reed 518-583-2999 or Ken Klotz 518-587-1534.
Friends of Music Saratoga Springs Alumni Concert
We invite you to join us on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm 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/
Havurah Vatik June Event
Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Explore a complex ecosystem, get a close-up of the Karner Blue Butterfly on Tuesday, June 20 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park Executive Director, Margo Bloom Olson, will join us to do what she does best: educate us on the environment of this close-to-home but exotic ecosystem and its beautiful denizens. A catered lunch follows the program. We need your RSVP by June 14 on the reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4.
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.
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.
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.
Yaddo Garden Tours
Yaddo Garden Tours will be every Saturday and Sunday starting 6/24 and 6/25 until 9/2 and 9/3. Also Tuesdays during racing season. No tour Travers Day August 26. Tours of Garden only include sharing the history of the Trask Family, the Mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens. The aura, spirituality and creative energy that permeates Yaddo is discussed. Docent-led tours begin 11 a.m. at the main fountain near the entrance gate to the garden. Tours last about one hour, cost is $10 per person. Special guided docent-led tours of the Yaddo gardens can be arranged at a date and time convenient for your group.
Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.Yaddo. org for more information.
Join Cub Scouts Now and Take Part in Summer Fun
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.
We need volunteers for all shifts in our food pantry and we need 1(or 2) volunteers willing to help us with our free produce days. Produce Day Dates are 6/7,6/21; 7/12, 7/26; 8/16, 8/30; 9/6, 9/20; 10/4, 10/18. If you can help or want to learn more about our opportunities please contact Julie
julie@franklincommunitycenter /518- 587-9826 x 224.
Bright, Sunny Volunteers Needed for Store of Same Disposition
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Saratoga County is looking for volunteers for ReBuilding Together of Saratoga County to work in their new store front in Ballston Spa. Store volunteers are needed to work in 3-hour shifts answering phones and greeting customers. Call Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 for additional information and to see if this volunteer opportunity is the right one for you.
BSBPA Seeks Property Beautification Nominations
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association is requesting nominations for its 2017 Property Beautification Awards in Ballston Spa. The awards are given in recognition of the restoration, renovation, new build, and beautification efforts by homeowners and businesses, which have enhanced the Ballston Spa area . For criteria details and online nomination form visit www.ballston.org. Printed forms will also be available at the Village of Ballston Spa Office, 66 Front Street and should be mailed to: 2017 Beautification Awards, c/o BSBPA, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. All nominations should be made by September 8, 2017.
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
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.