Friday, April 22
Earth Day Clean Up
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
2 – 3:30 p.m. | Celebrate your local trails this earth Day. Join our staff for the good habit of cleaning up our community and protecting our wild spaces with a community trash clean up. Call for details 518-450-0321, www.wiltonpreserve.org
Saturday, April 23
Earth Day Team Up to Clean Up
Sustainable Saratoga | 10 a.m. – Noon
Four designated clean-up sites. We provide gloves, vests, and garbage bags. Location and other details will be sent out the week of the event. Invite your friends and family to join us or you can pledge to clean up your own neighborhood with friends and family. Your act will not only inspire and improve our community, but it will help to remove the ever-increasing threat posed by plastic waste which contaminates our water, soil, air, and wildlife. Please register so we can keep track of the impact we collectively make. To register, visit forms.gle/JwFfGmegQ7pBUP9Y8
The Friends of Ulysses S. Grant Cottage Annual Meeting
Saratoga Spa State Park Administration Building, Front entrance | 2 p.m.
The first portion of this event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be available to guests. Followed by an official business meeting for Members only. Learn about the many accomplishments The Friends have achieved over the past 30+ years, while enjoying the program Grant’s Birthday at Delmonico’s performed by Grant Cottage Operations Manager Ben Kemp. Guests will also hear about the monumental milestones we’ve celebrated over these past few years and our ambitious plans for the future.
Meatloaf with Macaroni & Cheese Drive-thru Dinner
South Glens Falls United Methodist Church
15 Maplewood Parkway, S. Glens Falls | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Menu: Meatloaf, macaroni & cheese, veggies, soup, and dessert. Adults $12. Pre-orders are recommended, and delivery is available.
Lasagna Dinner Drive Through
Old Saratoga Reformed Church
48 Pearl St., Schuylerville | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
The menu will feature lasagna (meat or vegetarian), tossed salad, Italian bread, and dessert. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children 5-10. Reservations are required! Call 518-695-6638 to reserve your dinner.
Chicken & Biscuits Dinner Take Out
The Simpson United Methodist Church
1089 Rock City Road, Rock City Falls | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Drive-thru, take-out only. Made from scratch. Dinner will include chicken breast & country gravy, buttermilk biscuits, real mashed potatoes, a vegetable, and a cookie for dessert. Adults: $11 and children 12 and under: $7. To reserve tickets, please leave a voicemail at 518-885-4794 including your name, telephone number and number of dinners (adult and children). We will confirm your order receipt. Tickets will also be at the event until sold out.
Sunday, April 24
Indoor Craft and Garage Sale
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club
1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Elks Ladies Auxiliary sale. Admission is free. Over 40 vendors; great parking, bargains, and lunch. Household items, sports equipment, hand-made items, clothing, food, body lotions, and more. New vendors signing up every month. A fun activity the entire family enjoys. All proceeds go to local charities. 8’ table and chairs $15; Call Debbie at 518-885-6506 for information or to sign up for a table(s).
Hudson Mohawk Antique Tools and Trades Association (HMATTA) Meeting
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
12 p.m. | Featuring a Program and Book Signing with Don Williams. Join members of HMATTA for their noon swap meet for sales and trades of antique tools in the parking lot. At 1 p.m. the gathering will move indoors for the meeting and a presentation about collecting antique tools with a book signing by Don Williams, author of Grandfather’s Toolchest. Event is cosponsored by Saratoga County History Center.
Monday, April 25
Southern Saratoga Art Society Meeting
Clifton Park Senior Community Center
6 Clifton Common Blvd., Clifton Park | 6:30 p.m.
Featuring an acrylic pouring demonstration by professional artist Laurel-Le Lipski. Laura also works in watercolors and pastels, likes to experiment with new techniques and share what she learns with others. This demonstration is open to the public and made possible by Saratoga Arts through the Community Arts Regrant Program, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. For more information call 518-383-1343.
Tuesday, April 26
Congregation Shaare Tfille
84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs | 11 a.m. – Noon | Havurah Vatik is excited to welcome two of our long-term members, Ron and Karyl Maenza, to the podium to share with us how they helped found The Giving Circle, Inc., an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, charitable organization based in Saratoga Springs, with a mission of communities assisting communities in need – its history, how it was conceived, and how it evolved, beginning with the hurricanes of 2005. For in-person meetings all attendees must show proof of vaccination and adhere to safety protocols prescribed by our host.
Gardener or Guardian
Zoom Presentation | 6:30 p.m. Presented by Johanna Garrison. Why the hype about native plants matters. Whether you have a meadowy acre, an urban plot, or a sunny porch, you can help reverse the damage of pesticide abuse and habitat loss by cultivating your own pollinator paradise. Dig into the importance of native plants, pollinators, and a few other critters as Johanna leads you down her own native plant journey. www.facebook.com/events/313656714166124/
Wednesday, April 27
MediSpa Sampler Event
7 Wells St., Suite 303, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost is $75 per person ($100 value). Your pre-paid admission allows you to sample any 3 mini medispa services from our special menu, including mini neck and shoulder massage, mini endermolift face treatment, lash lift and more! In addition, receive a $25 gift voucher towards medispa service of your choice with each skin care product you purchase during the event. Also enjoy 10% off all gift certificates in time for Mother’s Day! Refreshments and goody bags for all registered attendees. Space is limited. Online reservations are required by visiting www.yarinsky.com and selecting “Book Now” clicking on “Classes.” For more information on this event, please call MediSpa Director, Gretta Taglione at 518-583-4019.
Galway Photography Club
Galway Public Library Community Room, 2112 East Street, Galway
BBQ Chicken Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. For curbside pickup only. BBQ chicken, cold slaw, baked beans, corn muffin. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call to place an order on Monday or Tuesday from 10 a.m. – Noon, 518-584-2585.
Thursday, April 28
Spring Shop & Dine Event
Downtown Saratoga Springs, Various Locations | 3 – 7 p.m.
Explore the area’s premier shopping and dining while supporting small businesses. Participating business locations will be offering amazing deals, in-store drawings for prizes, and other promotions throughout the evening. New this year, DBA tumblers will be available with qualifying purchases, while limited supplies last, at participating businesses. Shoppers are limited to one tumbler per person. Qualifying purchases vary per business. Visit www.saratogaspringsdowntown.com/for details.
Creating Gardener’s Gold
Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave., Saratoga Springs
6 – 7 p.m. | Composting with Jennifer Armstrong. This workshop will present suggestions for cheap, easy, and effective compost strategies for the home gardener, and hopefully eliminate the frustration that so often stalls the quest for an abundance of perfect compost. Suggested Donation: $10-15 or Fund-A-Friend by purchasing an additional pass for a member of our community. These funds are made available via our Community Action Program. Visit pitneymeadows.org/calendar/events to sign-up.