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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.

Upbeat on the Roof

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College’s UpBeat on the Roof concert series is moving to a new night in 2017. The popular series of free concerts featuring regional musicians will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights from July 13 through August 24 on the Museum’s iconic rooftop. The move to Thursday nights coincides with the Museum’s new year-round hours. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. on Thursday. This move will give visitors a chance to visit the galleries before and after UpBeat concerts.  The museum is located on the Skidmore College campus at 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs and the roof can be accessed via the museum elevator or outdoor staircases. Due to the popularity of the concert series, visitors are advised to arrive early. Free parking is available in parking lots adjacent to the museum. In case of rain, concerts will be held inside the museum.For more information, call 518-580-8080 or visit http://tang.skidmore.edu.

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.

Family Fun Day

The public is invited to join us for some food, music, games and fun for the whole family. Sunday July 16 at 12:30 p.m. at Community Alliance Church, 257 Roland St., Ballston Spa. 518-885-6524. All are welcome. 

Annual Taste of Malta

The Malta Business and  Professional Association announces their 9th Annual Taste of Malta on Tuesday, July 19, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College’s TECSMART,

345 Hermes Rd., Malta. Each year, cuisine from local Malta and surrounding area restaurants is offered for tasting and sampling. Past events have featured menu items and specialties from Panza’s Restaurant, Campagna Restaurant, Lake Ridge, NaNola, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, Lily and the Rose Catering and many more. Proceeds from the event support the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund. To join the event as a restaurant or to donate prizes for the raffles, contact Karen McGowan, Taste of Malta Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sponsorship opportunities are also available at a variety of levels. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about sponsoring this tasty event. For the most up-to-date event information visit http://MaltaBPA.com/TOM. HVCC’S TEC-SMART .

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.

Volunteers Needed

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 and 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

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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