Thursday, 06 July 2017 18:03



Woodcarvers Wanted

We are looking for anyone interested in joining us, from beginners to experienced woodcarvers.

We have both Men & Women in our group. We meet every Tuesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Milton Community Center,  located at 310 Northline Rd. in Ballston Spa. There is no charge and we have no teacher but everyone is willing to help you. We carve everything from small boots, birds, walking canes to even a rocking horse. Please contact Neil Scheuerman on Tuesday at the Community Center , from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., phone 518-885-6740. Visit the Ballston Area Senior Citizen’s web page: 

Annual Garage
and Bake Sale

The Galway United Methodist Church at the corner of Rte. 147 and CR 45 in the Village of Galway will hold its annual garage and bake sale.  The event is held indoors with over 20 families selling items such as clothing, tools, toys, household and kitchen items, electronics, small appliances, books and much more.  The event will be held on Friday, July 14 from 9-5 p.m. and on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. – 3p.m.

Summer Smorgasbord

 The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church will hold a summer smorgasbord on Saturday, July 15, at the Church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension, in Malta Ridge. The menu will feature assorted hot and cold dishes with Stewart’s “Make-Your-Own-Sundae” for dessert.  Eat-in or take-out is available from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  Donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, and 5 and under free.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  For additional information or directions please call the Church at 518-581-0210.

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.

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. 

LuLaRoe Party Fundraiser

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. 

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 Rowland St., Ballston Spa. 518-885-6524.  All are welcome. 

Havurah Vatik

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.   

Pieroghi Sale

Christ the Savior Church, 249 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake is sponsoring its monthly pieroghi sale on Tuesday morning, July 18. Potato, sauerkraut, and farmer’s cheese pieroghi will be available. For orders, please call 518-363-0001 soon. Pick up as usual from 11:30 a.m. to 12;30 p.m. on that Tuesday. We also plan on having stuffed clams in limited quantity that day.

Vacation Bible School

We will have a Beach Party theme this year at South Glens Falls United Methodist Church located at 15 Maplewood Parkway, in South Glens Falls.  The bible school will be held from Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27, 6 - 8 p.m. 4 year olds through 5th grade are welcome. We hope to see you and bring a friend.

 A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Winter’s Tale

The Saratoga Shakespeare Company will celebrate the romance and magic of both summer and winter with two of Shakespeare’s most exciting works this summer. A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on Tuesday, July 18 and runs through Saturday, July 29. The Winter’s Tale opens on Tuesday, August 1 and runs through Saturday, August 5. All performances will be in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage, at 6 pm. Admission is always free of charge, and Congress Park is entirely accessible. Young and old, as well as family groups are strongly encouraged to attend – with or without picnics – for what has become a beloved summer tradition in Saratoga. 

Annual Taste of Malta

The Malta Business and  Professional Association announces their 9th Annual Taste of Malta on Tuesday, July 19,  from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College’s TECSMART, 345 Hermes Rd., Malta. Each year, cuisine from local Malta and surrounding area restaurants is offered for tasting and sampling. Past events have featured menu items and specialties from Panza’s Restaurant, Campagna Restaurant, Lake Ridge, NaNola, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, Lily and the Rose Catering and many more. Proceeds from the event support the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund. To join the event as a restaurant or to donate prizes for the raffles, contact Karen McGowan, Taste of Malta Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sponsorship opportunities are also available at a variety of levels. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about sponsoring this tasty event. For the most up-to-date event information visit HVCC’S TEC-SMART .

11th Annual Wine, Beer, Hard Cider and Food Tasting 

The Schuylerville Lions Club will be holding its 11th Annual Wine, Beer, Hard Cider and Food Tasting on Saturday, July 22, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Schuyler Yacht Basin.  This popular event showcases a variety of local wines, beers and hard ciders, as well as the wares of more than 20 local eateries. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Schuylerville Lions Club. All of the proceeds raised each year go directly back into the community, supporting local schools, camp scholarships, fire and rescue squads, the local food pantry (SAFER), and families in need of eyeglasses, hearing aids and other support - in addition to helping local organizations such as Camp Abilities of Saratoga and Hudson Crossing Park.  The cost for this event is $25 per person  at the gate/door. For more information, call Tara LaFave at 518-695-3040.

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series

The Camp Saratoga 5K Trail Series will be held Mondays.  July 24, August 7 and August 21 at 6:15 p.m. at Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. The races are open to all and registration is $5 at the door.  Proceeds benefit the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and the Saratoga Spa State Park. Refreshments and raffle prizes afterwards.  Grand prizes will be awarded for best times for all 5 events, continual improvement and most family members. For more information visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free Concert

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 & 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.

Bus Tour to New York Botanical Gardens 

A bus tour to the New York Botanical Gardens on September 15 is open to the public. The tour is sponsored by District IV of the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS (FGCNYS). The highlight of the visit will be twenty breathtaking works of glass art by Dale Chihuly on display throughout the gardens. The cost of the tour includes transportation, admission to the gardens, and dinner in Kingston on the way back. Buses leave from Queensbury and Wilton. The price is $94 for members of the FGCNYS; $99 for non-members. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518-587-3085.

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 & 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 

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

 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 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

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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