May 14 – May 20, 2021

Friday, May 14

Posture and Balance
Saratoga Springs Public Library

Zoom Presentation | Noon – 1 p.m.
The health of the spine plays a vital role in wellness. There are many challenges to a healthy spine during this stay-at-home quarantine: computer and cell phone use, television viewing, and low activity levels. Join us in exploring yoga postures as an antidote. Please register online. 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. 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. Please see the Zoom instructions for joining a meeting if you have any questions:

Saturday, May 15

17th Annual Dog Day
Impressions of Saratoga

368 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come downtown with your pup and visit us. We will have treat tasting, coloring contest, visiting animal rescues, pup themed games and more. This event is free.

Community Yard Sale 
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church

15 Maplewood Parkway, South Glens Falls 
We will have booths for garage sale items, crafts, and party type people (Pampered Chef, 31 bags etc). We will have lunch (hotdog on the grill, chips & water) for sale starting at 11 a.m. All Covid safety regulations will be in effect – Masks are Mandatory! Rain or shine! 

Genealogy and Local History
Heritage Hunters Zoom Program | 1 p.m. 

Presented by Dr. Michael Lucas, Curator of Historical Archaeology at the New York State Museum. Dr. Lucas’ current research focuses on the historical archaeology of slavery in the Hudson River Valley, with an emphasis on the period from 1750 to 1820. Michael has a Ph.D. in American Studies and he worked as an archaeologist in the Chesapeake region for 25 years before coming to the State Museum in 2014.  He is co-editor of the book Archaeology of the War of 1812. Public is welcome and can request the link by emailing the organization’s president, Dave Peck, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Annual Blessing of the Bikes and Riders
St. Lukes on the Hill

40 Mc Bride Road, Mechanicville | 1 p.m.
Riders of all ages welcome. Bring your tricycles, bicycles and motorcycles! Special Service to Bless all bikes and riders. Rain date Sunday, May 16, 11:30 a.m. 518-664-4834

Classes for Students
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum

250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
For ages 8-15 years old, to learn about the history of aviation and how planes fly. Classes will be limited to 10 students, and will be conducted in the museum’s outdoor airpark and/or Community Room on Saturdays, May 15, 22 and 29.  We will also schedule “Open Cockpit” on a particular plane each Saturday. Schedule for May:
May 15 – Class: “History of Aviation” Open Cockpit: Bell UH1 Huey (Vietnam era).
May 22 – Class: “Forces of Flight” Open Cockpit: Russian MIG 15 Fighter (Korea War era)
May 29 – Class: “Different Parts of a Plane” Open Cockpit: Northrup F-5 Tiger (Top Gun)
Masks are required and social distancing rules will apply. The ESAM airpark contains twenty historic and spectacular military aircraft, so this is a great opportunity to learn about aviation, see something different, and have fun! Cost is $12.00 per student and reservations are necessary.  Please call the museum at 518-377-2191 ext. 10 to register. 

Sunday, May 16

Dharma Meditation
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs

9 – 10:15 a.m.  | Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman has returned to an in-person or live format at Caffe Lena! Meetings will be held each Sunday. Please RSVP to Pierre by calling 413-992-7012 or emailing Pierre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 24-hrs in advance. Masks must be worn at all times, and coronavirus safety measures, including distancing, will be practiced. A $10 donation is suggested.

Monday, May 17

Pre-K Nature Hour
Camp Saratoga, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park

80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
This monthly program is for our youngest explorers (ages 3-6) where we use children's love for nature to teach simple concepts. We will go on a short walk followed by a fun nature-based craft! Registration is required. To register, please contact the Park & Preserve Office via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 518-450-0321. Please provide your name, phone number, email and the number of people attending within your party. Registrations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the program. You will receive a confirmation email if you have been successfully registered.

Tuesday, May 18

Havurah Vatik
Zoom Event | 11 a.m. - Noon

Fatal Attraction: The Politics of Mortal Terror – Professor Sheldon Solomon is the guest speaker. He will share with us his research demonstrating how subtle alterations of psychological conditions can have dramatic effects on political attitudes and voting behavior. He will explore the ominous implications of these findings for the future of democracy.
To join the Zoom Meeting, visit
Meeting ID: 832 8480 6534 Passcode: 684352

Pierogi Sale Pickup
Christ the Savior Church, 349 Eastline Rd., Ballston Lake

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | As usual we will have potato/cheese, sauerkraut, and farmer's cheese pierogis. All pierogi orders are $10/doz. now.  Please call to order 518-363-0001. Please continue to wear your masks when you arrive. We follow all proper procedures for your safety.

Wednesday, May 19

Chicken & Biscuit 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: Chicken & biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. Dinner for two $25 (cash only). 

Historic Bridges of the Adirondacks
Zoom Program | 7 p.m.

Join Steve Engelhard, the executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, for an exploration of the incredible variety of historic bridges found in the Adirondacks. These include stone arch bridges in Keeseville and Tidconderoga; covered bridges in Jay and Edinburg; iron trusses over the AuSable, Hudson, Saranac, Raquette, Moose and Sacandaga rivers; reinforced concrete, stone-faced, spans in Keene, Piercefield and Black Brook, and the marvelous steel arch bridge over AuSable Chasm. These bridges reflect fascinating changes in technology and transportation and tell important stories about the growth and development of Adirondack communities. As bridges are among our most endangered historic resources, the resources, the program also looks at successful strategies for preserving these regional treasures. Register

Thursday, May 20

Experts Next Door: The Social Life of Hats
Zoom Presentation | 7 p.m. 

Presented by Dr. Tillman Nechtman, Professor of History at Skidmore College.  Grab your fedoras, Panamas, bowlers, pork pies, and boaters, because May’s episode of END is all about hats!  In particular, the role hats have played in Saratoga’s storied social scene.  Inspired by a spring 2021 course at Skidmore that utilizes Brookside Museum’s chapeaux collection, Dr. Nechtman’s presentation will include stories, students, and some silliness.  Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite topper and share their own social shenanigans. Episodes are free for SCHC members, and $5 for non-members.  Please register in advance at  Registrants will receive a Zoom link and other relevant information.  For questions, please contact Isobel Connell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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