Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:41


By Megin Potter | Local Briefs

Sustainable Saratoga’s Tree Toga #6

Tree Hosts and Tree Planters Needed.  Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project will be planting 35 trees on the morning of Saturday, April 29.  Please volunteer by sending us an email at . We need three types of volunteers:   Tree Planters, Tree Hosts  and General Event Assistance  -  To volunteer, or if you have questions, email us by visiting 

Annual Hubbard Hall Perennial Sale

If you’d like to support Hubbard Hall and give/get some great perennials for your garden, come to Hubbard Hall on April 29 for our annual perennials sale.  Bring freshly dug perennials to donate and begin your shopping at 7 a.m., otherwise stop by and begin shopping at 9 a.m. There will be knowledgeable people on hand to help you make good choices for your particular site and garden needs.  These are the best bargains of the season and you help Hubbard Hall keep art and community happening. Hubbard Hall is located at 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. 

Spring Kids Bike Giveaway

The bike giveaway is sponsored by Bikeatoga.  Receive a refurbished bike and helmet at the Bikeatoga Workshop in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  by appointment only. Call 518-290-0065 to schedule an appointment. 

Arthritis Care Seminar

Organized and hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Dr. Martin S. Farber, MD will be sharing current information in rheumatology and how to deal with arthritis. The seminar will be held at Saratoga Eagles Aerie No. 2586, located at 373 Crescent Ave., Saratoga Springs on Sat. April 29 at 1 p.m.. The doors will open at noon. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Don Yanchunis 518-587-6731. 

Spring into Health Day

Help kids stay healthy, safe and strong at a free day of fun and information. Events include youth vision screening, how loud is too loud - bring your iPod or listening device to test, healthy eating demonstrations and samples,  child seat inspections, and meet a pup in-training to be a guide dog. April 29 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, located at 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs. Reservations for vision screening are appreciated. For more information and to make your vision screening reservation, contact David Lotto 518-584-5440, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sasha’s Run Along the Hudson 5K

A new community event will take place in Tallmadge Park in Mechanicville on April 29, at 10 a.m. Sasha’s Run will feature 5K run/walk and kids race.  Sasha’s Run was named after Sasha Hudson White, a beautiful baby boy from Mechanicville, who suddenly passed away on Christmas Eve at his home at only 24 days old. His family and friends had decided to honor Sasha by organizing this race and raising funds to help others. 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House in Albany. Participants can register for Sasha’s Run online at There will also be onsite registration available on the day of the event. For more information contact Olya Prevo‑White at 518-728-7707, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Goods and Services Auction 

Join us on Wednesday, April 29 at Universalist Unitarian Congregation, located at 426 Broadway, Saratoga Springs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for “Sweet Life” Silent and Live Auction. There will be a wide variety of items.  Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is free to attend.  Registration encouraged. Please contact by email,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Fighting for
Mya Fundraiser

The American Legion Post 234, located at 23 Pleasant St., Ballston Spa, will host a fundraiser for 15-year-old sophomore, Mya, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  This benefit will take place on April 29 at 2 p.m. This benefit is to help raise money for her parents to pay off the medical bills to treat Mya. The price of tickets are $20 (ages 12 and up) included in the price; BBQ chicken dinner, hamburgers and hotdogs available for purchase for children.  There will be raffles, a 50/50 drawing and a live auction.  All support will be greatly appreciated. 

Zero K Run 

Zero K Run promises all of the fun without the run to support the fight against cancer. Non-runners and couch potatoes across the Capital District have an event to call their own with the Great Eastern Zero K event, set for 4 – 8 p.m. on April 30 at the Recovery Sports Grill in Malta. We expect this to be a kind of quirky event that will be a lot of fun and also raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event has all the aspects of traditional running events, including a group start and trained course marshals. Water stations for hydration during this strenuous event and post-run food will be available. Registration is open at  Space is limited to 175. Participants can register individually or coordinate teams. Registration can be made at the Bronze level for $30, where participants get a 0.0 K sticker for their car and a complimentary beer at the after-run party. Both runners and walkers are welcome.

Fundraising Party

Experience the Sport of Kings -help to sponsor horses, health and making history to benefit The Learning League and Project Transition for Veterans year-round at local venues through the use of proven sports therapies and technologies concerning spinal cord injuries and PTSD. The event will be held on April 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Gideon Putnam Hotel. Space is limited to the first 80 participants for a personalized experience including a meet and greet with photo-ops. Co-sponsors: Jack Knowlton, Saratoga Stables and Bill Yaiser, Second Chance Sports and The Learning League. For more information call 518-491-0556. 

Treasure or Trash?

Antique expert Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques and sponsor of Antiques Road Show will be doing an evaluation of your antiques and other items of interest on May 6 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Malta Community Center located at One Bayberry Rd. in Malta.  Everyone will get to hear the appraisal/evaluation of each interesting item or fantastic finding. Pre-register by April 21 to bring an item to be appraised or come to watch. We are limited to 40 items, so register early.  Visit or call 518-899-4411 for more information.

Care Links Fundraiser

Hilton Garden Inn, Clifton Park, will be the site for the 13th Annual Luncheon to support Care Links of Southern Saratoga County, on Thursday, May 11. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to provide time to examine the raffle items with lunch served beginning at 12:30 p.m. Care Links is a program where volunteers are recruited from the community, are trained and matched with seniors who need non- medical assistance. Ticket price is $25 and the menu is Garden Salad, Chicken Francaise with Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Ice Cream topped with strawberries and Coffee or Tea.  Tickets may be purchased at Community Human Services (543 Saratoga Road, Glenville), the Clifton Park Town Hall, the Clifton Park Senior Center, the Halfmoon Senior Center, Healthplex Fitness (1673 Route 9, Halfmoon), and the Malta Town Hall. 

HAHA: Healthy Aging Humorous Aging

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Joel Goodman, local founder and director of The Humor Project, on Friday, May 12, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, located at 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Admission is $35 ($30 for Academy members) and includes a seated lunch at noon. For registration information and form, please email the Academy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Academy office at 587-2100 x2145.

Hosted by The Academy for Lifelong Learning at Saratoga Springs and sponsored by Prestwick Chase.

7th Annual Baskets for Ben Fundraiser

Ben’s Fund helps children with need in 32 schools in conjunction with Warren, Washington and           Saratoga Counties! Baskets for Ben benefits the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, a regional non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which was created in loving memory of our Cpl. Benjamin D. Osborn of Queensbury.  Ben was killed during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on June 15, 2010 while serving in the United States Army during Operation Enduring Freedom. The benefit will be held on May 12 at the Queensbury Hotel in beautiful downtown Glens Falls.  Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact: William D. Osborn, President, Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, 518-792-4514. 

Annual Senior Luncheon

Come join the fun Mardi Gras theme luncheon. This event is for seniors age 60 and over. It will be held on Friday, May 19 at the Saratoga Springs City Center located at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Menu is bourbon chicken, scalloped potatoes, green bean creole, dinner roll, mini king cake and beverages.  No take outs. No animals allowed. We will have live music, door prizes, and a raffle. Tickets are required to attend and will not be sold at the door. Tickets are available now and can be purchased until May 5 at the Office for the Aging for $4 each. We also have several locations with ticket sales available throughout Saratoga County. Please call for details 518-884-4100.  

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 and 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.

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  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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