Friday, May 7
2021 Mother-Lovin’ Virtual 5K Run/Walk
Virtual Event, Friday through Sunday
Kelly’s Angels is adapting to these unprecedented times by making our annual Mother-Lovin 5k a virtual event! Please join us, virtually, and continue our Mother’s Day tradition to help children and families who are battling cancer and other life-threatening illness, including COVID-19. Participants will run or walk sometime on Mother’s Day weekend in their neighborhoods, on their treadmills or any safe place of their choosing. They’ll be provided a race bib via email that they can post to social media or print and wear at the time they choose to run or walk. We’ll be running at a distance for a cause that brings us together. Cost is $10 per participant. Grab a selfie and send us your photo for the Mother-Lovin’ Photo Gallery! Share on social media with the hashtag #MLVirtual5k or #KellysAngels. To register, visit www.kellysangelsinc.org/mother-lovin-day-5k
Saturday, May 8
Bird Walk at Dionondehowa
148 Stanton Rd., Shushan | 9 a.m. – Noon
Horse Tack Swap Meet
Washington County Fairgrounds, 392 Old Schuylerville Rd., Greenwich | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thoughout the day, demonstrations on equine care and equine-related events presented by the Washington County Draft Animal Association and the Tri-State Liberty Club will be happening on the grounds. Businesses and Non-Profits with equine-related business and services are welcome to apply for booth space as well. Booth Spaces are $10. for a 10x10 booth - set up a table or bring your horse trailer or truck to display your items for sale. Booth sign-ups are available on the Washington County Fairground website or by calling the Fairgrounds at 518-692-2464.
Take a Walk in the Park – with History
Anchor-Diamond Park, Corner of Route 50 and Middleline Rd., Ballston Lake | 10 a.m.
Mother’s Day Flower Basket Sale
St. Luke’s on the Hill Episcopal Church, 40 McBride Rd., Mechanicville | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Basket sale on Saturday, May 8. 10-inch baskets cost $27 and 12-inch baskets cost $38. Proceeds will go to our Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build.
2021 Historic Homes Tour
Online Via Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation | Saturday and Sunday
This year’s tour promises to give you the exclusive opportunity to see interiors of beautiful private homes and buildings, including spaces that typically are not accessible during an in-person tour. The tour will be available throughout the weekend allowing you to view these special spaces whenever you want in the comfort of your own home! Several homes in the North Broadway neighborhood will be featured this year – 605 North Broadway, including the Coach House; 748 North Broadway; and 199 Woodlawn Avenue. The tradition of including a “Rehab-in-Progress” continues this year with 687 North Broadway, the former Masonic Lodge. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, call 518-587-5030. Everyone who registers for this event will be emailed a link in advance. To register, visit www.saratogapreservation.org/calendar/historic-homes-tour
Sunday, May 9
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 9-10:15 a.m.
Monday, May 10
Drive-thru Food Pantry
Ballston Spa National Bank, 990 State Route 67, Ballston Spa | 9:30 a.m.
While supplies last. This is a first come, first serve event. All volunteers will be following CDC guidelines by wearing a mask, gloves and practicing social distancing.
License to Live – Teen Driving Event
Quick Response, 2077 Route 9, Round Lake | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Parents are invited to attend with their teen drivers and participate in the activities together to promote conversations about safe driving choices. Activities: Texting Simulator, Golf Cart and Fatal Vision Goggles, Broken Hearts Panels, Seatbelt Convincer, Mock Sobriety Checks, Roll Over Convincer, Texting Presentation, Car Extrication. Scholarship drawings from local businesses selected daily. For questions contact Cynthia Dort, Occupant Protection Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Saratoga County. 518-885-8995 ext. 2228
Tuesday, May 11
Bizarre Science Tales and Tails
Saratoga Springs Public Library Zoom Presentation | 4 – 5 p.m.
Children in grades 4-7 can join Paul Phillips as he explores scientific Tales and Tails inspired by our upcoming Summer Reading Program in this 4-part series! This week’s topic is Comets, Asteroids, and Other Inter-Galactic Visitors Tell a Fascinating Tale of the Universe. Please register online or by calling 518-584-7860, ext. 305. This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer, mobile device with the Zoom app installed, and/or a phone for audio-only access. Registration with an email is required to receive information on how to connect. The email will be sent three (3) hours prior to the scheduled start time of the program.
Wednesday, May 12
Roast Pork Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Circle, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order, 518-584-2585. Menu: roast pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable, stuffing, applesauce, gravy, roll, tossed salad. Dinner for 2, $25 (cash only).
Thursday, May 13
Welcome Back Meeting - Korean War Veterans and Associates
VFW Home, 190 Excelsior Ave, Saratoga Springs | 1:30 p.m.
We are now being allowed to gather for our monthly meetings. Veterans who served anywhere during the Korean War, or in Korea at any time, spouses, widows, friends, and relatives are all invited to attend. New members are always welcome. For an application to join or for further information, please contact. Comm. Paul O’Keefe at 518-603-4186. We hope to be able to resume our monthly luncheons soon.
Mental Health Awareness Month
On-line Program | 7 – 8 p.m.
Dr. Benita Zahn is hosting a panel discussion featuring regional healthcare experts from aptihealth, CDPHP, and Five Corners Family Practice to offer tips and support for emotional health and wellness for parents, teachers, and anyone else who would like to join. The event is free for registered participants. During the month of May, as we recognize the importance of mental health and the need to continue to increase access to care, health experts are coming together to discuss how to recognize signs of anxiety, burnout, or depression. The expert panel will discuss how to address these challenges, including self-care and coping strategies, and share tools available to our local communities to help improve our mental and physical health, including quick access to comprehensive online mental healthcare covered by insurance. A panel discussion followed by Q & A. To register, visit www.aptihealth.com/webinar