Friday, May 22
A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me: Stories and a Novella
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. A reading, discussion, and signing with Pulitzer Prize finalist David Gates. These eleven stories, along with a masterful novella, mark the triumphant return of David Gates, whom New York magazine anointed “a true heir to both Raymond Carver and John Cheever.” Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.Northshire.com.
Saturday, May 23
Ballston Spa Memorial Day Parade
Downtown Ballston Spa, 9 a.m. The event is a Ballston Spa Lions Club service project.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway - Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Springs, 2 & 8 p.m. The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga proudly presents The Diary of Anne Frank. During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands Anne Frank began to keep a diary on June 14, 1942, two days after her 13th birthday, and twenty two days before going into hiding with her mother, father, sister, and three other people. The group went into hiding in the sealed-off upper rooms of the annex of her father’s office building in Amsterdam. The sealed-off upper-rooms also contained a hidden door which the Franks would hide in during the parts when Nazi soldiers were investigating the buildings for harbored Jews. They remained hidden for two years and one month, until their betrayal in August 1944, which resulted in their deportation going to Nazi concentration camps. $20 General Admission. For reservations please call (518) 393-3496.
Saratoga Military Awareness Concert
Putnam Den, 63A Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 p.m. The event will feature live music, raffles, food trucks, activities for the kids including face painting (by Daisy The Clown), coloring / designing cards for active troops and more. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Operation Adopt a Soldier. Tickets: $15 Donation to Sponsor a Care Package to a Soldier Overseas (with a personalized note from you). Looking for: toiletries, socks, energy bars, phone/calling cards, AA & AAA batteries, Girl Scout Cookies, Gold Bond, beef jerky, drink mix, Ramaen soup, trail mix, first aid items. For more information call (518) 584-8066. $5 Admission with donation of care package items.
Sunday, May 24
11th Annual Saratoga Lions Duathlon
Saratoga Casino and Raceway, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, 8 – 11 a.m. This event has been a tremendous success in helping the Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation make significant contributions to major projects and initiatives related to sight & hearing, community projects and scholastic scholarships. The race starts with a 5k run, followed by a 30k bike ride, and finishes with another 5k run. For more information, visit www. saratogaspringslions.com or call (518) 212-7752.
Monday, May 25
Third Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony
Lake George Battlefield Park, Fort George Rd., Lake George, 10:30 a.m. Fort George Alliance president, Lyn Karig Hohmann, will lay a wreath by the gravestone dedicated to the Four Unknown Soldiers who fell in battle during the French & Indian War. This grave contains the oldest remains of unknown soldiers on American soil. The Lake George American Legion Color Guards, the Legion Auxiliary, the Lake George Fire Department and French & Indian War military re-enactors will join us to honor our fallen veterans. Parking will be free of charge for the morning. Directions: Take I-87 to Northway Exit 21. Travel north to Lake George Village on NY Route 9-N, in 0.4 mile turn right onto Fort George Road located immediately past Stewart’s Ice Cream Shop. Fort George is located 194 feet down the road on your right.
Tuesday, May 26
Tree ID Hike
Saratoga Spa State Park, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Get out and enjoy nature and learn how to identify a variety of the trees that grow in our area on a relaxed nature hike. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.
Wednesday, May 27
Volkswalk: Fun, Fitness and Friendship
Start point: Dominick Pasquale Recreational Field, Have Rd., Round Lake, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Register 30 minutes before start. A ‘volkswalk’ is a leisurely walk (typically 10k or 6.2 miles. A 3 mile route is also offered) through a scenic and/or historic area over a pre-marked trail. Information is available at www.ava.org. ESCV www.walkescv.org.
Roast Pork & Meatloaf Dinner
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 4:30 – 7 p.m. Tossed Salad, Roast Pork Loin, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert, Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Tea. Donation Requested: Adults $10, Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9, Children 5—12 $6.00, Under 5 Free. Takeouts $10. Cash Bar Available. For more information call (518) 584-2585.
The History of the Kayaderosseras Patent
The Saratoga Springs History Museum, Canfield Casino, Congress Park, 7 p.m. The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Program Series presents a lecture on the History of the Kayaderosseras Patent. The story of the Kayaderosseras Patent has all the elements of a good drama- greed, political strife, war, religious zeal, fraud, a cross-dressing Governor and a massive fire which destroyed the paper trail. And like any really good story, just when you think you have it figured out, something else pops up and the plot thickens. This program is free and open to the public. The Saratoga Springs History Museum is located in the Canfield Casino in Congress Park. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. For more information visit www.saratogahistory.org.
Big Cats Talk
Community Room, lower level, Crandall Library, Glen St., Glens Falls, 7 p.m. Wildlife biologist Paul G. Jensen will present a talk on “Big Cats of the Adirondacks.” The program is cosponsored by the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society and Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Jensen will talk about the biology, management and current and historical populations and distribution of the Canada lynx, bobcat and mountain lion in New York and the Northeast, and how these species may fare in the future. For more information visit www. southernadirondackaudubon.org.
Saratoga Blues - Open Mic Night
Thursday, May 28
Fifth Annual Music and Mingling
Saratoga Polo Field, 2 Bloomfield Rd, Greenfield Center, 7 – 10 p.m. 5th annual Music & Mingling event is the kickoff party of the season! Open Bar, Gourmet Foods by Old Daley Inn. Live Music by Grand Central Station, Photo Booth, Cigar Tastings & More! All to benefit the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga. Call the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga for more information (518) 584-1621 or visit http://www.saratogaseniorcenter. org/events/event/music-modelsmingling- more/