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By Megin Potter | Local Briefs

May Crowning

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court McLaughlin #422, will hold their May Crowning on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The Catholic Daughters would like to invite the Knights of Columbus members and their families to join us. A brunch will follow. All Catholic women are welcome to join our court. Our court always welcomes new members or anyone who would like to find out what we are about. For any questions regarding membership please call Eileen Tuohy, membership chairperson 518-584-9472 or Aileen Thomas, Regent 518-583-2905.

Spring All Over

The Corinth Theatre Guild presents “Spring All Over,” a musical revue, on Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m.  at the Guild Building, located at 6 Fourth St., in Corinth. Admission is $7 per person. Complimentary refreshments will be served. For information contact Fred at 518-654-7341

13th Annual Luncheon Care Links Fundraiser

The luncheon will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park at 12:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to provide time to examine the raffle items. 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. 

Garden Treasures and Other Pleasures

You are invited to a special garden event in support of the Soroptimists of Saratoga County’s 23rd Secret Gardens Tour, (which will be held on July 9.) Soroptimists is an international women’s organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment. Sunnyside has partnered with Soroptimist International of Saratoga County for the evening event and will donate 10 percent of the evening’s sales to their organization. The event will be held at Sunnyside Gardens, located at 345 Church St., Saratoga Springs on Friday, May 12, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Preview new hand-picked gardening favorites, visit selected vendors, enjoy wine and cheese, enter raffles for Mother’s Day gifts, and buy tickets for the 23rd Secret Gardens Tour. This event is open to the public. Please register by emailing your name and number of guests to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Thursday, May 11. 

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 518-587-2100 x2145.

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

Take Control of your Chronic Condition

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is an amazing evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University enabling those living with chronic disease to regain control of their lives. Topics covered include: medication management, dealing with stress and difficult emotions, nutrition, exercise, pain and fatigue management, effective communication skills, problem solving and decision making skills. Participants will receive a free book entitled “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”  This free 6-week workshop series will meet from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center located at 6 Clifton Commons Blvd. on Wednesdays beginning May 17. Participants are welcome to join in the Saratoga County Congregate 60+ dining program at noon courtesy of Saratoga County Office of the Aging. Please register by noon one day in advance by calling 518-383-1343 and ask for the kitchen. Menu information is available upon request. Please call Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 for more information and to register for the workshop. 

Annual Senior Luncheon

Come join the fun Mardi Gras theme luncheon at the Saratoga Springs City Center located at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 11 a.m.  This event is for seniors age 60 and over. The 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.  

Mendelssohn’s Elijah 

Thrill to the drama of a fiery and dynamic performance of Mendelssohn’s masterpiece “Elijah” with the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society and Orchestra. Joining BHOS are special guests Auriel  Camerata. This gripping retelling of the famous biblical story brings to life some of the most dramatic moments in the Old Testament. The story starts with the curse of a three-year drought and ends with the Prophet Elijah’s ascent to heaven on a fiery chariot.  This epic choral work will be sung in English, with projected subtitles to enhance the excitement of the drama. The performance is Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m.  at the Zankel Music Hall, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Burnt Hills Oratorio Society is a non-profit community chorus whose goal is to nourish our community with the transformative power of music. Tickets can be purchased at the Society’s website, by phone 518-416-4060, or at the door the day of the performance.

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 & 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.

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.

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  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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