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Frederick Allen Lodge #609 Annual Scholarship Ball

The Ball will be held on Friday June 16  from 6 p.m.  to midnight at  the Saratoga-Wilton B.P.O.E. Lodge, located at 1 Elks Lane, off Marion Ave. Live Music by the Milayne Jackson BlueTrain Band. The Featured Speaker will be  Retiring Saratoga School Superintendent Michael Piccirillo. Also being honored: Maya Clarke Brunetto, Dartmouth Class of 2020, last year’s scholarship recipient. Honorary Co-Chairs: Mayor Joanne Yepsen; Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner; former Mayor Scott Johnson; Supervisor Matt Veitch. Program Performances by the Heavenly Echoes (Albany men’s a capella group); Ceci’s Saratoga Soul Step-Dancers; youth performance troupe SHYFT and an qppearance by celebrity guest M.C. Tom Durkin . Auction items by Regis Brodie and Hud Armstrong.  Tickets: $75/single, $125/couple  For information contact Bob Reed 518-583-2999 or Ken Klotz 518-587-1534.

Friends of Music Saratoga Springs Alumni Concert

We invite  you  to  join  us  on  Saturday,  June  17  at  7:30  pm  at  the  Loewenberg  Auditorium  at  Saratoga Springs  High  School  for  this  alumni  concert.  It will  be  a  fantastic  event.  Tickets  are  $10  for  adults,  $5  for seniors  and  students,  and  $25  for  a  family.  Tickets  can  be  purchased  at  the  door.  Online  purchasing  is available  at 

Alumni  from  1968  to  2016  will  be  performing  as  their  way  to  “pay  it  forward”  for  the  next  classes  of Saratoga  Springs  students.  There  will  be  some  amazing  performances. Additionally,  Friends  of  Music  will  be  accepting  any  band  or  orchestra  instruments  that  are  no  longer being  used.  We’ll  work  with  the  music  department  to  find  a  deserving  student  for  your  donation. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for  more  information.

Havurah Vatik June Event

Take a Walk on the Wild Side:  Explore a complex ecosystem, get a close-up of the Karner Blue Butterfly on Tuesday, June 20 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park Executive Director, Margo Bloom Olson, will join us to do what she does best: educate us on the environment of this close-to-home but exotic ecosystem and its beautiful denizens. A  catered lunch follows the program. We need your RSVP by June 14 on the reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4.  

Open Forge Night with Steve Gurzler

Get an introduction to the art of blacksmithing by visiting Adirondack Folk School on any of our Open Forge nights for an amazing demonstration on Wednesday, June 21.   6:30 p.m. by Expert smith Steve Gurzler. Observing the demonstration is free and open to the public. For those who want to try their hand at blacksmithing and forge an item at open forge, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, and safety precautions must be followed – including hard shoes with no open toes, long pants, goggles (supplied) and gloves (supplied).  For more information visit 

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.

Southern Saratoga Artists’ Society Meeting

The June meeting of SSAS will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 19 at Clifton Park Senior Community Center,  located at 6 Clifton Common Blvd.  Featured experimental Water Media artist, Barbara Aldi, will demonstrate her unique approach of painting with acrylics on foil, her specialty.  Barbara, a retired schoolteacher, has studied various painting styles with several famed artists.  She exhibits throughout the area.  The public is invited to attend.  For more information visit:

Paint and Pastries

Come join us for a morning of creativity, fun, and great food.  If you are aged 60 or over, this free class will be held on June 19 and June 22 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   The painting on the 19th is entitled ‘Moonlight View’ and on the 22nd the class will be painting ‘Sunflowers’.  You may attend one or both classes and bring a friend! Please call Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 to register today.

Yaddo Garden Tours

Yaddo Garden Tours will be every  Saturday and Sunday starting 6/24  and 6/25 until  9/2 and 9/3.   Also Tuesdays  during racing season.   No tour Travers Day  August 26. Tours of Garden only include sharing the history of the Trask Family, the Mansion and history of the Yaddo gardens. The aura, spirituality and creative energy that permeates Yaddo is discussed.  Docent-led tours begin 11 a.m. at the main fountain near the entrance gate to the garden.  Tours last about one hour, cost is $10 per person.  Special guided docent-led tours of the Yaddo gardens can be arranged at a date and time convenient for your group.

Contact Yaddo at 518-584-0746 or www.Yaddo. org for more information.

Join Cub Scouts Now and Take Part in Summer Fun

The five Cub Packs in the Saratoga Springs area are registering boys entering grades K-5 in September.  Why wait until September when you can have a summer of fun activities?    How about… sleeping out on the field after a Valley Cats game; SPAC Movie night with the Philadelphia Orchestra; being part of the 50th Elks Flag Day parade; Scout Day Camp or overnight Family Camp; Pack cookouts and hikes; grade-centered activities like fishing, bicycling, and game afternoon. Start your Scouting Adventure today. Registration cost is $50. For more information, contact Turning Point District Membership Chair John Koch at 518-644-4438 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

 Volunteers Needed

 We need volunteers for all shifts in our food pantry and we  need 1(or 2) volunteers willing to help us with our free produce days.  Produce Day Dates are 6/7,6/21; 7/12, 7/26; 8/16, 8/30; 9/6, 9/20; 10/4, 10/18. If you can help or want to learn more about our opportunities please contact Julie

julie@franklincommunitycenter /518- 587-9826 x 224.

Bright, Sunny Volunteers Needed for Store of Same Disposition

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Saratoga County is looking for volunteers for ReBuilding Together of Saratoga County to work in their new store front in Ballston Spa.  Store volunteers are needed to work in 3-hour shifts answering phones and greeting customers.  Call Jen Buscema at 518-884-4110 for additional information and to see if this volunteer opportunity is the right one for you.

BSBPA Seeks Property Beautification Nominations

The Ballston Spa Business & 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 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.

A Caring Friend Can Help You 

Do you feel like your days would be more pleasant if you had a friendly visit from someone who cares? Are the hours in the day endless because you have no way to get out? Care Links’ volunteers welcome the opportunity to lend a hand to help with grocery shopping or pay you a visit to help pass the time. They can do simple chores as well. Drivers will get you to your appointments. Everyone in this program enjoys contributing to make your life easier. Call 518-399-3262 to find out how the free services are there for you.

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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