Speed Friending and Ice Cream Social
The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga, 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Like speed dating, but for friends. This is the perfect opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and meet someone new in a non-intimidating environment. For more information call 518- 584-1621.
Annual Memorial Day Parade Cookout
Moreau Community Center, 144 Main St., S. Glens Falls, 4:30 p.m.
Bring the family, set up a chair and enjoy some delicious food while you watch the parade. Join your friends and neighbors for our kickoff to BBQ season.
Memorial Day Parade
Corner of Main St. and William St , South Glens Falls, 6 p.m.
Celebrate Memorial Day with a home-town parade and ceremony. The parade will be starting at the Corner of Main St. and William St and continue down Main St. past the Moreau Community Center to the Village Triangle Park. Come remember those who served our country, celebrate the community and kick-off summer in South Glens Falls.
Stillwater Memorial Day Parade
Village of Stillwater 6:15pm.
The Fyfes & Drums of Olde Saratoga will perform during the parade.
Balllston Spa Memorial Day Parade
Milton Ave. to Front St., Ballston Spa, 9 a.m.
Wreath ceremony at Kayaderosseras Creek, speakers and presentations at the War Memorial park on Low Street following the parade. Organizers are American Legion Post 234 and VFW Post 358.
13th Annual Saratoga Lions Club Duathlon
Saratoga Casino Hotel, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This is the biggest fundraiser for the Saratoga Lions Club Foundation and helps in our mission of Sight, Hearing, Diabetes, Youth and Community. A 5 K run, 30K bike and then another 5 K. This race can be done as an individual or 2 or 3 person team. Please check our website www.saratogalionsduathlon.com for more information.
Children’s Auditions for New York City Ballet at SPAC
National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 12:45 p.m.
New York City Ballet Children’s Ballet Master Dena Abergel will audition area children to dance with New York City Ballet during its Saratoga season, July 14 and 15. Auditions are for the children’s roles in The Firebird. Please visit www.dancemuseum.org for requirements.
Oliver and Martha Welcome You - A Grant Cottage Porch Program
U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, 1000 Mt McGregor Road, Gansevoort, 1 – 2 p.m.
The long-time caretakers of Grant Cottage, Oliver Pendelton Clarke (O.P.) and his wife Martha Josephine Kelsey Clarke (Josie) began their life on Mount McGregor in the fall of 1889. They would spend the rest of their lives on the mountain dedicating themselves to preserving Grant Cottage and the memory of U.S. Grant’s final battle there in 1885. Reenactors Steve Trimm (O.P.) and Melissa Trombley-Prosch (Josie) will share reflections on their life together on Mt. McGregor in the setting of Memorial Day, 1907. An exhibit honoring the life of O.P. in the100th anniversary year following his death on May 13, 1917 will be on display in the Grant Cottage Visitor Center. $5 suggested donation.
Fifth Annual Memorial Day Remembrance
Lake George Battlefield Park, Fort George Rd., Lake George Village, 10:30 a.m.
In a brief but moving ceremony, the fallen will be honored with a wreath laid by the gravestone dedicated to the Four Unknown French & Indian War Soldiers, representing all who fell during 1755’s Battle of Lake George and who lie at rest in unknown graves in the area. This grave contains the oldest remains of unknown soldiers on American soil. We will be joined by the Lake George American Legion Post 374 Color Guards and Auxiliary, the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department and colonial era military reenactors from Fort William Henry.
Parking will be free.
18th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road Schuylerville, 11 a.m.
Corinth Memorial Day Parade
Village of Corinth, 6 p.m.
Please join us in celebrating our soldiers, past and present, at this year’s Memorial Day Parade. The parade starts at the corner of Fifth Street and Palmer Avenue, proceeds down Palmer Avenue, right on Main Street, left on Maple Street to St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Karner Blue Butterfly Walks At the Old Gick Farm Trail
Camp Saratoga South (at Wilton Wildlife Preserve), 80 Scout Road, Gansevoort, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The endangered Karner blue butterfly has two broods every summer. The first brood should emerge late in May and the next brood should emerge in early July. We will be looking for adults of the first brood that are searching for nectar and mates in the open pine/oak savannah meadows. The walk will be cancelled if it is raining. The walk last for about an hour. Please park in the lot by the Saratoga Sandplains Sign on Route 50 half a mile north of King Road. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. www.wiltonpreserve.org.
Thursday, June 1
KWVA June Meeting
VFW Home, Veterans Way, Saratoga Springs, 1:30 p.m.
All veterans who served during the Korean Conflict or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends and relatives are all invited to attend. We are looking for new members. For further information or for an application to join the organization, please contact Comm. Roger Calkins at 518-584-3037.
Music & Mingling Event “Kicks Off the Saratoga Season”
Saratoga Polo Fields, 7 – 10:30 p.m.
The 7th Annual Music & Mingling event will benefit the Adult & Senior Center. This dynamic party kicks off the summer season with all proceeds supporting the Center’s programs. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga. This non-residential community center serves over 1,500 members by providing a fun and nurturing social environment with support services and programs tailored to adults and seniors. Don’t miss one of the best partiesof the season! Admission is $125 (after May 30 the price increases to $150) and includes all food, entertainment and an open bar. Tickets may be purchased at www.saratogaseniorcenter.org or by calling the Center at 518-584-1621.