Friday, May 6
Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Gateway House of Peace
479 Rowland St. Ballston Spa | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hanging baskets, potted flowers, veggies and more! Also on Saturday, May 7, same time. While supplies last.
Diabetes Support Group Online
Zoom Presentation | Noon
Concert - Resurgence:
This is What Holiness Looks Like
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
Join us for a concert on Friday evening and for a Church Revival and Craft Fair Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. A progressive camp tent revival style gathering. Keynote speaker is Garlinda Burton. Ms. Burton frequently leads spiritual life retreats and offers motivational presentation for churches, faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, and social-action groups. Featured artist Mark A. Miller, an Associate Professor of Church Music and Composer In Residence at Drew University in Madison NJ and is a Lecturer in the Practice of Sacred Music at Yale University.
Saturday, May 7
SSCSD Bike Rodeo
East Side Recreation Field – Track and In-Field off Caroline St., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – Noon.
District-Wide bike rodeo, safety course, and basic bike maintenance. Get everything checked out before Bike-to- School Day (May 20). We’ll have mechanics on site for minor maintenance, a helmet fitting station, bike safety stations, games, and a bike obstacle course. To sign up: www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CA4AF2BA6F8CE9-bike1 Parents, please accompany your children. Wear a helmet. All kids participating can fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win a new kids’ bike from Trek Bicycles (up to $350) plus other small prizes!
Annual Flower Hike
Hadley Mountain, 255 Tower Road, Hadley | 9 a.m.
The Spring into Salem Artisan Event
116 Riley Hill Rd., Salem | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A free event featuring over 30 crafters, jewelry makers, potters, artists, and beauty & wellness practitioners. Brought to you by two women-owned and family-run farms: Blind Buck Valley Farmstead, and MW Farmstead. Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend by shopping local! Score the perfect gift for mom or spend the day together enjoying the beautiful countryside, listening to music, eating artisan foods, taking part in agricultural activities, and more!
Volunteer Recruiting Day
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum
250 Rudy Chase Dr. Glenville | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Museum is dedicated to interpreting aviation, particularly as related to New York State, the Museum offers visitors a variety of exciting and educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a spectacular collection of restored aircraft, the state’s largest aviation research center, as well as our education programs. Volunteers are the backbone of all not-for-profit organizations. We need volunteers in many departments including but not limited to: tour guides, STEM teachers, facilities maintenance, special events, fundraising, exhibit creation, library, office (computer), research center, collections and more! Also, learn about the incredible history of our facility and its historic collections. Must be 18 years+ to volunteer. Open to the public.
I Love My Park Day
Moreau Lake State Park
605 Old Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join Moreau Lake Park Staff, Friends of Moreau Lake and many volunteers as we celebrate spring by showing our park some love. Organized by Parks & Trails, NY. Volunteer in this exciting event to help improve and enhance our local Moreau Lake State Park. Variety of projects for all ages (large groups welcome). You must register at www.ptny.org/ilovemypark for this event. (Rain Date – Sunday, May 8). Breakfast and lunch will be provided by The Friends of Moreau Lake. Please visit friendsofmoreaulake.org and go to “I Love My Park Day” for detailed information.
Sunday, May 8
The Fish Creek Rod and Gun 123 Rte 32, Schuylerville
8 – 11 a.m. | Menu: Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), French toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot Chocolate. Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Child, Mom’s breakfast will be half price. Everyone welcome to join. 581-695-3917.
2022 Mother-Lovin’ 5K Run/Walk
Saratoga Spa State Park, Orenda Pavilion
19 Roosevelt Dr., Saratoga Springs | 9:15 a.m.
All proceeds directly support our mission to help children who’ve lost a parent or sibling to cancer or other illness or who, themselves, are battling a life-threatening condition. Online Registration $30, day of race $35. Free kids’ fun run ages 9 and under, 8:45 a.m. Teams welcome. No pets allowed on course. www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/index2022.php?e=1662
Monday, May 9
Genealogy – Getting the Most From Your Sources
Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park Noon | Professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty will guide family historians through the documents used to research family history and how to properly record them. Registration required. cphlibrary.org.
Tuesday, May 10
Better Off Read Mystery Book Club
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Glasby Room | 11 a.m. – Noon Better Off Read will meet to discuss mysteries, thrillers, suspense, and other noteworthy works. Books can be found on the shelves, Reading Group Collection or requested from other libraries. See a librarian for information. Please register through our online calendar for each meeting or call 518-584-7860, ext. 210 for assistance. Masks are optional.
Wednesday, May 11
Polish Dinner Take Out
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: Pierogi, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, potato pancakes, applesauce, roll. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call to place an order on Monday or Tuesday from 10 a.m. – Noon, 518-584-2585.
Wilton Wildlife Preserve Volunteer Meeting
Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | 6 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer and to hear about what is new at the Preserve & Park, please join us. Registration is required to attend all volunteer events. www.wiltonpreserve.org.
An Introduction to Food Preservation Methods
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway | 6 p.m.
Presented by Diane Whitten, Master Food Preserver Instructor & Nutrition Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. Participants will learn about the different types of food preservation methods (canning, freezing, and drying), including advantages and disadvantages of each. Equipment will be on hand to show the different features of canners and dehydrators. With advance notice, testing can be done for pressure canner dial gauges. Registration is required; call 518-882-6385.
Dunning Street Rural Cemetery Association Annual Meeting
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church
729 Malta Ave. Extension, Malta | 7 p.m.
All lot owners, descendants and anyone interested in the cemetery are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, May 12
Brown Bag Lunch with Charlie Kuenzel
Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room
Noon – 1 p.m. | Saratoga Trivia: Lesser-Known History of Our Great City. This presentation will be a variety of historical topics that will highlight the city of Saratoga today. Topics covered will be important people, racing, social customs, historical events, and street names. Please register online. Registration is required at www.sspl.org or in person.