Secret Garden Tour
On July 9, visitors will be treated to a wide array of gardens throughout Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area and will be delighted with a variety of unique features throughout the 11 gardens. 2 West Bar and Grille is joining with Soroptimist International of Saratoga County, as a prime sponsor of the Secret Gardens Tour. Before or after the tour visit the 2 West Bar and Grille anytime on July 9 after 10 a.m. to complement your Secret Gardens Tour Day. 20 percent of your tab will be donated to the Secret Gardens Tour (If you tell your server the secret password, Secret Gardens Tour). For dining after 5 p.m., reservations are recommended at 518-450-7200. If you don’t have your ticket yet or need additional tickets, go to soroptimistsaratoga.org or visit one of the locations listed on the website. Tickets will be sold on the day of the tour at the Saratoga Heritage Visitor Center.
The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series
Wilton Democratic Committee Meeting
The meeting will be held on Monday, July 10 at 6:45 p.m. in the Ace Hardware Conference Room, located at 55 Northern Pines Rd, Gansevoort, 12831. All are welcome. For information, please call Pat 917-282-5297.
New York City Ballet Musicians and Friends Concerts at 320 Broadway, Arts Center, in Dee Sarno Theater. $7 donation is welcomed. The concert will be held on July 6 at 4 p.m. and July 13 at noon.
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.
Annual Giffy’s Bar-B-Q Fundraiser
The South Glens Falls United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Bar-B-Q on July 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. The church is located at 15 Maplewood Parkway in South Glens Falls. Cost of $12 includes: ½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, cookie and beverage. We will have tables and tents set up to eat here or take-out is available. Pre-sale tickets are available at our church office from 8:30 – 12:30 Monday through Friday or from church members.
Henry Cornell Post 234 , American Legion Auxiliary at 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa will be hosting a LuLaRoe Party on Saturday, July 15 . 2 – 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend this event. LuLaRoe is leggings , dresses, skirts and Tops. Fun for all .
Family Fun Day
The public is invited to join us for some food, music, games and fun for the whole family. Sunday July 16 at 12:30 p.m. at Community Alliance Church, 257 Roland St., Ballston Spa. 518-885-6524. All are welcome.
Everything you always wanted to know but didn’t know enough even to ask about Vaccines: from 7th Century India to the Present Day. Welcome back Harvard physician-scientist Dr. Michael Mina (aka grandson of our own Allen Mossman), as he brings us up to date on his research into infectious diseases and the vaccines invented to combat them. The event will be held at the Congregation Shaara Tfille, located at 84 Weible Ave., Saratoga Springs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on July 18. Call the Temple Sinai Havurah Vatik reservation line at 518-584-8730, ext. 4. RSVP by July 12.
Annual Taste of Malta
The Saratoga Choral Festival celebrates the exuberance of dance at the National Museum of Dance, located at 99 S. Broadway in Saratoga Springs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. This summer’s performance will be a collaborative project between the museum and the choir to bring in new audiences for both organizations. It celebrates music written to accompany dance. On the program will be excerpts from Brahms Gypsy Songs, a ballet by Monteverdi, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, classical and graceful waltzes to Afro-Cuban cadences and jazzy modern standards. Included will be choral arrangements of popular favorites from the movies and theater such as Singing in the Rain and more.
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.
BSBPA Seeks Property Beautification Nominations
The Ballston Spa Business and 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 www.ballston.org. 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.
Bus Tour to New York Botanical Gardens
Taste of Showcase
A special “Taste of Showcase” preview is scheduled for Friday, September 15 from 5 – 10 p.m. featuring food samplings from area chefs along with local beer and wine tastings. A limited number of tickets for this evening will be available and more information about this event regarding location and ticket prices will be announced at a later date.
Bus Trip to the Bronx Zoo
Notre Dame Visitation Church is sponsoring a bus trip to the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, September 16. Bus leaves Wilton Mall 6 a.m. and returns approximately 8:30 p.m. Adults cost $75 and children ages 12 and under cost $65. To reserve your tickets, please contact Anne Cadwallader at 518-695-6787 or Darlene Bolduc 518-695-6743. This is a fundraiser for the Church renovation.
The 2017 Saratoga Showcase of Homes
Celebrating 22 years of exceptional homes, this annual fall tradition will once again run over three beautiful weekends this September 16-17, 23-24 and 30-October 1. This year will have a total of 17 new home locations on display in Saratoga County. Tickets to visit all these homes will still only be $20. For more information visit www.SaratogaBuilders.org.
Feast of the Fields 2017
This year Feast will be held Thursday, September 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Saratoga National Golf Club. It promises to be a fun-filled, delicious evening featuring top chefs preparing small plates from fresh ingredients harvested by local farms, along with enticing products and drinks from local producers. Our theme this year is a classic fall staple–squash. For more information visit our website http://www.saratogaplan.org/whats-new/upcoming-events/feast-of-the-fields/.
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 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.
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
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.