Friday, June 17
Fish Fry Takeout Fundraiser
Knights of Columbus, 50 Pine Rd., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m. First-come, first-served walk-ins only. Menu items include Fried or Baked Haddock ($15) or Fried Clam Strips ($12), which each come with French Fries, Cole Slaw, Tartar Sauce, and Cocktail Sauce; Macaroni and Cheese ($5); New England Clam Chowder by the pint ($7) or the quart ($13); individual order of French Fries ($3); and Dessert ($2) when available. Payment can be made by cash or checks. For further information, please call 518-584-8547.
Monthly Fundraiser Dinner Take Out
Principessa Elena Society, 11-13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs | 5 – 7 p.m. The dinner will benefit the building fund. Menu: pasta with sauce, meatballs with sauce, sausage with sauce, tossed salad, Italian bread and butter, dessert. Cost is $15 per dinner or 2 for $25. Open to the public. Curbside pickup only.
Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m. Donny Elvis Romines will be performing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food is available for purchase. Tickets are $15 at the door. There will be raffles and a 50/50. For information call Helen at 518-745-7821.
Saturday, June 18
The 2022 Gary Priest Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament
Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club, 123 NY-32, Schuylerville | Last day for registration is June 17 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the club. Fishing will be from the 9P bridge to the last barrier before the Hudson River on Fish Creek. There will be a $15 entry fee per person. Prizes will be determined based on number of entries. Fish must be weighed in at the Club no later than 2 p.m. on 6/18. Drinks, hot dogs, and fries may be purchased at the club. For further information contact Dave Labaron at 518-588-0766.
EV Car and E-Bike Show
Skidmore College Campus, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Current EV Car and E-bike owners, and local dealers will be present to answer questions. Cars and bikes available to view with speakers at noon. Attendees are required to follow Skidmore’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. Indoor masking is required, and visitors must be fully vaccinated. www.skidmore.edu/campus-planning/visitors.php
U.S. Grant’s Bicentennial Birthday Celebration
Grant Cottage, 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd. Wilton | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. It’s been 200 years since former 18th President and Civil War commanding Union General Ulysses S. Grant was born. The Friends of Grant Cottage invite you to a fun-filled family birthday event on the grounds of Grant Cottage! The popular 77th NY Regiment Balladeers will perform Civil War-era music at 1 p.m. and Tom Smith and Diana O’Brien will be singing engaging songs from their Knee-High Songs for Children program. Other reenactors will be on-site to share their expertise on various topics. Attendees will be given small American flags as souvenirs of a memorable day and complimentary birthday cake. www.grantcottage.org.
Introduction to Downloading Ebooks
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St., Galway | 11 a.m. Participants should register to attend by calling the library at 518-882-6385 or stopping in the library. Information on all the library’s programs is available on the website: galwaypubliclibrary.org.
Genealogy and Local History
Town of Saratoga Town Hall, Corner of Rt. 4 and Rt. 29 in Schuylerville |1 p.m. Daniel Mazeau and Aaron Gore, archaeologists with Beverwyck Archaeology in Delmar, will mix archaeology and genealogy in their presentation. They will give attendees a look at one of their digs. Their website shows some other work they have done, including their adventures in excavating a family burial vault. www.beverwyckarchaeology.com. Public is welcome. For information call 518-885-9309.
Civil War General Gordon Granger Lecture
New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs | 2 p.m. The Friends of the NYSMM will be hosting a lecture by local historian and award-winning author and writer, Robert Conner, who will be leading a lecture on Civil War General Gordon Granger and how the abolition of slavery became the overriding aim of the Civil War. The discussion will also cover the genesis, meaning, and lasting importance of Juneteenth, our newest federal holiday. Masks are required inside the museum.
Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church, 5th Avenue & Henning Road, Saratoga Springs | 3 p.m. Due to illness the Saratoga Chamber Players concert has been rescheduled for September 11, 2022 at 3 p.m. More information will follow as we get closer to the date.
Takeout Sausage & Peppers Dinner
Thee Architects Opening Reception
Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery, 167 Hayes Rd., Schuylerville | 5 – 7 p.m. Thee Architects, an exhibition guest curated by Gerald Brown highlighting works by seven artists analyzing the meta/physical implications architecture has on its inhabitants. Showcasing an expansive definition of this design process and its diverse manifestations, each artist uses ceramics to depict different forms of architecture. Thee Architects will run June 18 – July 16. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
Sunday, June 19
Annual Father’s Day - John Huppuch Memorial Kids Fishing Derby
Eagles Club, 373 Crescent Ave., Saratoga Springs |10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children under 14 years of age. Free food and prizes for all participating children with special prizes for boy/girl biggest fish. Bait supplied at event but bring your own tackle. Sponsored by: the Eagles Club, SSFD, Saratoga Basspointers, D&D Marine, Wiggly Worm.
Strawberry Shortcake Social Drive-Thru
Wilton Heritage Museum, 5 Parkhurst Rd., Wilton | 1 – 4 p.m. Great strawberries, homemade biscuits, and freshly whipped cream. Only $5 per serving. This is a drive-thru event. Please have exact change, if possible.
Monday, June 20
Festive Fun with Felt
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs | 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Summer Reading Take-and-Make Craft Kits. Join in the fun of our Summer Reading Program by enjoying a free “Take and Make” felt kit with the theme of “Oceans of Possibilities.” Choose from: Crab, Clownfish, Dolphin, Flounder, Jellyfish, Octopus, Sea Turtle, Shark, Stingray, Whale. Pick up a free craft kit at the Library’s Information Desk today during our summer reading from June 20-August 17. (One kit per visit please.) Each kit provides the pattern, directions, and materials to create and enjoy a fun felt craft. Directions and patterns for previous “Take and Make” kits are available at guides.sspl.org/feltfun.
Tuesday, June 21
Learn to Play Native American Style Flute Workshop
Wednesday, June 22
Roast Beef Dinner
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m. For curbside pickup only. Menu: roast beef, roasted red skin potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, gravy. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. – noon to place an order. 518-584-2585.
Thursday, June 23
Caring for Livestock on a Diverse Farm
Laughing Earth Farm, 3842 NY Hwy 2 Cropseyville | 6:30 – 8 p.m. You’ve got the farming bug, taken classes and perhaps have on-farm experience. You are ready to add livestock, but not sure where to begin. Join the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) for a walking tour with farmer, Annie Metzger. Annie will talk about successful livestock management practices they have developed and how the farm landscape shapes their decisions. The program is free; however, advanced registration is required. Please register online at www.agstewardship.org/events or call 518-692-7285.