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Woodcarvers Wanted

We are looking for anyone interested in joining us, from beginners to experience woodcarvers.

We have both Men & Women in our group. We meet every Tuesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Milton Community Center,  located at 310 Northline Rd. in Ballston Spa. There is no charge and we have no teacher but everyone is willing to help you. We carve everything from small boots, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Scheuerman on Tuesday at the Community Center ,  9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. phone 518-885-6740. Visit the Ballston Area Senior Citizen’s web page: www.ballstonareaseniors.com. 

Vacation Bible School

We will have a Beach Party theme this year at South Glens Falls United Methodist Church located at 15 Maplewood Parkway, in South Glens Falls.  The bible school will be held from Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27, 6 - 8 p.m. 4 year olds through 5th grade are welcome. We hope to see you and bring a friend.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Winter’s Tale

The Saratoga Shakespeare Company will celebrate the romance and magic of both summer and winter with two of Shakespeare’s most exciting works this summer. A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on Tuesday, July 18 and runs through Saturday, July 29. The Winter’s Tale opens on Tuesday, August 1 and runs through Saturday, August 5. All performances will be in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage, at 6 pm. Admission is always free of charge, and Congress Park is entirely accessible. Young and old, as well as family groups are strongly encouraged to attend – with or without picnics – for what has become a beloved summer tradition in Saratoga.

11th Annual Wine, Beer, Hard Cider and Food Tasting 

The Schuylerville Lions Club will be holding its 11th Annual Wine, Beer, Hard Cider and Food Tasting on Saturday, July 22, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Schuyler Yacht Basin.  This popular event showcases a variety of local wines, beers and hard ciders, as well the wares of more than 20 local eateries. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Schuylerville Lions Club. All of the proceeds raised each year go directly back into the community, supporting local schools, camp scholarships, fire and rescue squads, the local food pantry (SAFER), and families in need of eyeglasses, hearing aids and other support - in addition to helping local organizations such as Camp Abilities of Saratoga and Hudson Crossing Park.  The cost for this event is $25 per person  at the gate/door. For more information, call Tara LaFave at 518-695-3040.

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held Mondays.  July 24, August 7 and August 21 at 6:15 p.m. at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. The races are open to all and registration is $5 at the door.  Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and the Saratoga Spa State Park. Refreshments and raffle prizes afterwards.  Grand prizes will be awarded for best times for all 5 events, continual improvement and most family members. For more information visit ww.saratogastryders.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ceremony and Luncheon to Commemorate the End of the Korean War

A ceremony and luncheon, for Ch. 60 of the Korean War Veterans Association, will be held on Thursday, July 27, to commemorate the end of the Korean War.  The ceremony will take place at the Korean War Memorial, Crandall Park, at 11 a.m.  Immediately following the short ceremony, the luncheon will be held at the Ambrosia Restaurant, just off Exit 19 of the Northway.  Hosts will be Gene and Patti Slavin.  For reservations, please call the Slavins at 518-793-2358 by July 25.  All servicemen who served anywhere during the Korean War or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, relatives and friends are welcome to attend.  New members are always welcome.  For further information or for an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037. 

Ameranouche Live at Stoney Creek Inn

Coming Live, from New Hampshire, the Gypsy Flamenco Swing combo, Amercanouche will be performing on July 28 at Stony Creek Inn, 6 Roaring Branch Rd., Stony Creek at 6 p.m. Featuring two European designed and built acoustic jazz guitars and an upright bass, and is a winner of the “Best of New Hampshire Acoustic Act“ award as well as being veterans of the famed Newport Jazz Festival.  This rip-roaring ensemble is a super-force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music, mixing flamenco, bebop, Philly soul, traditional Turkish and jazz swing influences, producing music that is rhythmic, vigorous, passionate and elegant. Dinner reservations are recommended, available by phone 518-696-2394. 

Free Concert

The Saratoga Choral Festival celebrates the exuberance of dance at the National Museum of Dance, located at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. This summer’s performance will be a collaborative project between the museum and the choir to bring in new audiences for both organizations. It celebrates music written to accompany dance. On the program will be excerpts from Brahms Gypsy Songs, a ballet by Monteverdi, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, classical and graceful waltzes to Afro-Cuban cadences and jazzy modern standards.  Included will choral arrangements of popular favorites from the movies and theater such as Singing in the Rain and more.

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. 

The Health, History, and Horses Charity Gala

The Ladies of Charity, Saratoga Vicariate request the pleasure of your company at our Gala to support our community charity programs. The Gala will be held on Thursday, August 17 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Longfellow’s Restaurant located at 500 Union Ave. in Saratoga Springs. There will be live music, complimentary beer and wine the first hour, hot and cold food stations and cash bar reception. There will be a silent auction and 4 Seasons Basket Raffle. Tickets are $70 per person. Please RSVP by August 5 to Carol Leone, 19 Alydar Court, Saratoga Springs NY 12866 or call 518-584-7496.

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.

Bus Tour to New York Botanical Gardens 

A bus tour to the New York Botanical Gardens on September 15 is open to the public. The tour is sponsored by District IV of the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS (FGCNYS). The highlight of the visit will be twenty breathtaking works of glass art by Dale Chihuly on display throughout the gardens. The cost of the tour includes transportation, admission to the gardens, and dinner in Kingston on the way back. Buses leave from Queensbury and Wilton. The price is $94 for members of the FGCNYS; $99 for non-members. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-587-3085.

Taste of Showcase

A special “Taste of Showcase” preview is scheduled for Friday, September 15 from 5 – 10 p.m. featuring food samplings from area chefs along with local beer and wine tastings. A limited number of tickets for this evening will be available and more information about this event regarding location and ticket prices will be announced at a later date. 

Bus Trip to the Bronx Zoo

Notre Dame Visitation Church is sponsoring a bus trip to the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, September 16.  Bus leaves Wilton Mall 6 a.m. and returns approximately 8:30 p.m.  Adults cost $75 and children ages 12 & under cost $65.  To reserve your tickets, please contact Anne Cadwallader at 518-695-6787 or Darlene Bolduc  518-695-6743.  This is a fundraiser for the Church renovation. 

The 2017 Saratoga Showcase of Homes

Celebrating 22 years of exceptional homes, this annual fall tradition will once again run over three beautiful weekends this September 16-17, 23-24 and 30-October 1.  This year will have a total of 17 new home locations on display in Saratoga County. Tickets to visit all these homes will still only be $20. For more information visit www.SaratogaBuilders.org. 

Feast of the Fields 2017

This year Feast will be held Thursday, September 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Saratoga National Golf Club. It promises to be a fun-filled, delicious evening featuring top chefs preparing small plates from fresh ingredients harvested by local farms, along with enticing products and drinks from local producers. Our theme this year is a classic fall staple–squash. For more information visit our website http://www.saratogaplan.org/whats-new/upcoming-events/feast-of-the-fields/.

 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 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.

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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