Friday, April 29
Art in Bloom
Silverwood Home Gallery, 398 Broadway, Saratoga Springs | Store hours, through June 5. A collaborative show with artists Takeyce Walter, Catherine Minnery, Dave Ostrowski, and Kiersten Poultney to bring in the budding Spring season. As the chilled colors and weight of the snow melt into a spell of warmth, our local artists’ paintings flourish with bright colors of the sun meeting landscape. The show celebrates a diversity of painting styles and techniques, all of which are thus tied by the shared beauty of upstate New York. Stop in during store hours to view these beautiful works of art.
Saturday, April 30
Adult Tractor Safety Class
4-H Training Center
Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St. Galway
10:30 - Noon. | For those who are curious about the world around us. Anne Best will give a brief talk and lead participants on established trails to see what can be found. The program is appropriate for all ages. Good boots are recommended, as it may be muddy. Anne Best has had a lifelong interest in all things natural. She went to The NYState College of Environmental Science and Forestry, studying Forest Biology, then on to Cobleskill College to study Landscape Design and Horticulture. She had her own landscape business for 25 years called Greenspace Environmental Design and has spent the last 18 years as a massage therapist.
Arbor Day Hike
Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton
Noon – 1 p.m. | Learn the basics of tree identification in honor of Arbor Day. What makes a tree coniferous or deciduous? How do we identify different tree species? Take a hike and find out. Registration is required via our website at wiltonpreserve.org or by calling the office at 518-450-0321.
The Friends of the NYS Military Museum
61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m.
The topic will be “The 42nd Rainbow Division and the Liberation of Dachau”, and will be presented by Colonel Richard Goldenberg, a 42nd Division officer and historian, and a veteran of the Iraq War. The Colonel will discuss the combat history of the division in the winter and spring of 1945, culminating in the liberation of the notorious Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945.
Say Something: Tactile Voices in Clay
Saratoga Clay Arts, 167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville 5 – 7 p.m. | Presenting a national juried exhibition of 60 functional and decorative works by 48 clay artists. Juried by prominent Philadelphia potter and artist, Kevin Snipes, the selected utilitarian works not only function well in our daily lives, but also use decoration, narrative imagery, words, and/or form to give the works a glimpse into the passionate mind of the maker. The exhibition runs through June 11. A Juror’s Choice Prize and a Director’s Choice Prize will be revealed at the opening. Details for
the exhibition can be found online at www.saratogaclayarts.org.
Sunday, May 1
Quilts of New York and New England
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St. Ballston Spa
1 p.m. | Learn about the fascinating history of quilts and quilting in the northeast with Quilt Expert Deb Grana. View original quilts from the presenter’s collection. Participants are welcome to bring your own antique quilts to share with the group and to discover more about their origins. This is a free in-person event, sponsored by the Saratoga County History Center.
Monday, May 2
Stained Glass Jar Kit
Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | All Day Event.
Make a beautiful stained glass tealight holder for any mother figures in your life. Each free kit includes a small glass jar, colorful permanent markers, a battery-operated tea light candle, and instructions. Available in the Children’s Room and the Teen Room, while supplies last. This offering is for tweens and teens.
Tuesday, May 3
Saratoga Area Retired Teachers Meeting
Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave. (Rte. 9P), Saratoga Springs Noon. | For membership information and luncheon reservations, call 518-587-5356.
New Video Series
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m.
The Saratoga County History Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new video series, “Forgotten Crossroads of Saratoga County.” Produced in partnership with the Saratoga County History Roundtable and various town historians, episodes will explore Saratoga County’s storied past in delightful detail. The inaugural video, “Forgotten Crossroads: Rock City Falls,” will debut at Reservations to attend this event at the museum are available at https://brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/42015-forgotten-crossroads-rock-city-falls-video-release.
Wednesday, May 4
MediSpa Sampler Event
7 Wells St. Suite 303, Saratoga Springs 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost is only $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.
Olde Saratoga Seniors Meeting
Town Hall, 35 Spring St., Schuylerville | Noon. | It will be a sandwich luncheon. Cookies will be provided, and we will have an ice cream social. Will be discussing birthday luncheon in June. All are welcome. Guests included. For more information call Pat, 518-338-2329.
Chicken Marsala Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: Chicken Marsala, long grain wild rice, vegetable, salad, roll. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call to place an order on Monday or Tuesday from 10 a.m. – Noon, 518-584-2585.
Thursday, May 5
Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa | 6:30 p.m. Join Architect/Planner Paul Mays to discuss the future plans of the library as we continue to collect your ideas during the planning process to address library needs with solutions that will last for generations to come. A children’s craft (ages 10 and under) will be held upstairs during the meeting so young families can attend. Open to the public. For more information stop in or call 518-885-5022.
New Exhibit Reception – Country Life in Photographs
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa | 7 p.m. | The exhibit includes 26 images of gatherings in Saratoga County between the 1870 and 1950, interpreting the ways in which county residents interacted in social, political, and celebratory contexts. A prime example is the panoramic photo of the Jonesville Methodist Church clambake in 1922, a wildly popular annual event that ran for 66 years until ending in 1962. Most photographs were found in the History Center collection, while others were provided by town historians. For more information visit www.brookside.org or phone 518-885-4000.