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Woodcarvers Wanted

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

We have both men and 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.

Southern Saratoga Artists’ Society 

The monthly meeting of SSAS will be held on Monday, August 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Blvd. Featured guest, Jake Bortscheller, will give a talk and slide show about the four National Parks in Alaska. Jack has spent the last four summers photographing the vast wilderness of the parks including wild life unrivaled by any other state and will share these amazing photos. The public is welcome.  For more information visit:  www.southernsaratogaartist.com or contact Patricia Wade, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 518-877-4846

2nd Annual Taste of Travers

The Saratoga Senior Center presents the 2nd Annual Taste of Travers Celebration on August 25, 2017 from 6 – 10 p.m.  at the National Museum of Dance. The event will benefit the Saratoga Senior Center, with a portion of the proceeds going to Saratoga WarHorse. This fun-filled Travers and Saratoga themed event will recognize 2016 Travers winner Arrogate, with Honorary Chairs, Juddmonte Farms, jockey Mike Smith and trainer Bob Baffert. Our goal is to continue to create a long-standing tradition here in Saratoga. The event will include a racetrack theme, live music, dancing, open bar and gourmet foods. Event goers will experience a special guest appearance and book signing by celebrity chef Julie Taboulie, Travers handicapping session with Bruno De Julio and Tom Durkin, gourmet dinner stations by Old Daley Catering sponsored by US Foods, open bar, Makers Mark bourbon bar, cigar tastings by Smokin SAMS Cigar Shop, Mionetto’s welcome cocktail, live music by Bluz House Rockers with special guest Julian Fleisher- Director of the Orchard Project’s Cabaret and Entertainer Jermaine Wells DJ, as well as a pop-up boutique by Saratoga Trunk and valet parking by the Depaula Group. Free transportation from the track to the National Museum of Dance and from the event back downtown will be generously provided by CDTA. More details to follow. For exclusive experiences available in the VIP tent, please contact the Saratoga Senior Center.  Don’t miss this unforgettable party! Tickets may be purchased at tasteoftravers.eventbrite.com or by calling the Center at 518-584-1621 to bypass registration fees. A limited amount of Senior Citizen tickets are available for members of the Saratoga Senior Center who are 60 or older. Please call the Saratoga Senior Center 518-584-1621 to purchase senior tickets.

Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe Fall Auditions

Town of Malta Spotlighter’s Theatre Troupe announces their fall show “Pocahontas” will be performed November 17 and 18, perfectly timed right before Thanksgiving.  Auditions for actors, actresses, singers and dancers ages7 through adult, will take place on August 27 and 28 at the Malta Community Center, by appointment only.  The musical production of Native American legend and lore, set in the early 1600s, requires a large cast of children, teens and adults for roles including: The Wordspinner, Thundercloud, Spirit of Mother Earth, Chief Powhatan, Aunt Morning Star, Charity Mathews, Thomas Rogers, Mercy Rogers, Pocahontas, Capt. John Smith,  Little Running Rabbit, Happy-She-Walks, Brave Eagle, Squirrel, Wolf, Raven, Margaret Wheeler, Barbara Matthews, Caroline and Jeremy. Chorus roles include additional Algonquins, Jamestown Settlers, and Forest Spirits. Those wishing to audition should contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-899-4411 x 305.

Upstate Conservative Coalition of Saratoga

We are a group of like-minded individuals determined to promote traditional conservative values in our community and beyond. Join us at our monthly meeting to discuss how we can help promote our conservative policies in local, state and national politics. Check us out at: www.upstateconservatives.org. We meet the first Tuesday of every month (next meeting September 5) at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa from 7 – 9 p.m.

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.

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. 

Walk with Compassion Capital Region

As a community, we are taking a stand for children living in poverty. Children around the world face unimaginable challenges — disease, hunger, abandonment, abuse — and we are going to make sure someone is there for them in their hour of need.This fundraiser is designed for young and old. No matter your age or circumstances, you have the power to make a difference in the life of a child. There is no better opportunity than this to inspire friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to unite for a common purpose. Become a fundraiser today, and join us on the day of the event for an inspiring celebration of the impact we have made. The event will take place on September 16 at the Halfmoon Town Park, located at 162 NY-236 in Clifton Park. For more information or to register visit www.walkwithcompassion.com. 

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 and 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.

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

Hugs from Henry is a non-profit group dedicated to the rescue and placement of shelter dogs.. Our mission is to pull dogs from “kill shelters” and rehome these dogs into loving foster or permanent homes.  We’re in need of dedicated volunteers. Please come to our next volunteer meeting held at the Ballston Spa Public Library on Saturday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. in lower level meeting room.  We need dog fosters and people willing to help with fundraising events.

Please email Barb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and if you plan on attending.

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